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The Riches 545 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anyone watched FX's The Riches? It's one of my favourites: an almost absurdly unbelievable concept that. in practice, with excellent performances by Eddie Izard and Minnie Driver and suspenseful...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Aug 24, 2008 at 12:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that you mention it.... McCain did not... 553 Views / 33 Replies  
Now that you mention it....

McCain did not pander to Michiganders when campaigning there before the primaries. All other Republicans in the field promised that the auto manufacturing jobs would...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Funny, I'm left with even more questions when... 1,493 Views / 92 Replies  
Funny, I'm left with even more questions when looking at Christianity. Where, pray tell, did God come from? What was there before God? How did he create matter? Energy?

It all just leads to more...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jun 19, 2008 at 08:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
digg.com 892 Views / 15 Replies  
digg.com
Posted by Peder Rice, on May 16, 2007 at 08:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Quote of the year. I cannot believe the... 713 Views / 39 Replies  
Quote of the year. I cannot believe the incredibly selfish attitude of the now plurality of Americans crying for Our Boys staying an extra month or two in Iraq, but blind to the death that awaits...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Apr 28, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Every five years! 707 Views / 23 Replies  
Every five years!
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 28, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And farmers and seniors would likely benefit a... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
And farmers and seniors would likely benefit a ton from this. Bye-bye farm subsidies!\

//edit: actually, they don't much pay property tax, do they? Tax exemptions and all...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 27, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
goMac++ That's precisely what I've been... 6,242 Views / 137 Replies  
goMac++

That's precisely what I've been thinking.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 26, 2007 at 02:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Saetre, this was perhaps not the first burial... 6,242 Views / 137 Replies  
Saetre, this was perhaps not the first burial place, and may have been created some years later.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 26, 2007 at 12:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe Mary Magdalene was just seeing things. I... 6,242 Views / 137 Replies  
Maybe Mary Magdalene was just seeing things. I mean, to watch your husband/lover die like that would be pretty traumatic and probably induce delusions, and that's how I'd prove there wasn't a...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 26, 2007 at 09:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wanted to get some of these and put 'em on... 1,022 Views / 16 Replies  
I wanted to get some of these and put 'em on random crappy cars around town, but then they became popular, and my idea would have been lame. :(
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 25, 2007 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Atomic Rooster, paranoid much? Manifest Destiny... 627 Views / 22 Replies  
Atomic Rooster, paranoid much? Manifest Destiny was replaced by the short-lived age of American Imperialism, which didn't ring too well with most Americans, so it faded to some sort of subversive,...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 25, 2007 at 12:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
As I've said elsewhere, I think the DNA evidence... 6,242 Views / 137 Replies  
As I've said elsewhere, I think the DNA evidence is to conclude the family relationship of those in the tomb, likely that Mary and Joseph fathered Jesus, and that Jesus and Mary Magdalene fathered a...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 25, 2007 at 12:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Many primate populations have suffered... 1,671 Views / 18 Replies  
Many primate populations have suffered dramatically in recent years and only now are they keenly observed. I'd say it's quite possible that they've been using tools as advanced as a spear for a...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 23, 2007 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Also likely the chimps observed humans using... 1,671 Views / 18 Replies  
Also likely the chimps observed humans using spears or other similar tools, or the chimps in this region (a possible birthplace of early man) have a higher cranial capacity than most other chimps in...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 23, 2007 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That really only applies to sociopaths, drawn to... 627 Views / 22 Replies  
That really only applies to sociopaths, drawn to power as they are. Remove power from the equation, and the sociopath just mutters to himself.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 23, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How do you figure? Is it not still a progressive... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
How do you figure? Is it not still a progressive sales tax?
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 22, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And that's a good debate in and of itself, but I... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
And that's a good debate in and of itself, but I think this bill is at least a step in a positive direction.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 22, 2007 at 01:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, and I'm a paleoconservative for the win. Down... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
Oh, and I'm a paleoconservative for the win. Down with materialism! Hoorah property rights!
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 22, 2007 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sales taxes, mostly targeting luxury and vice... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
Sales taxes, mostly targeting luxury and vice items (big-screen televisions and alcohol, for instance), with a progressive slant and no upper limit on the taxable price of the item (therefore a yacht...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 22, 2007 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That's where I think you've got the wrong idea.... 1,297 Views / 48 Replies  
That's where I think you've got the wrong idea. Property taxes make even property ownership nothing more than renting, for if you don't pay your property taxes, your property is seized. It is on that...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 22, 2007 at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nail biting like most small, bad habits is... 9,446 Views / 42 Replies  
Nail biting like most small, bad habits is usually related to stress, and unfortunately are quite hard-coded for most adults. Therefore, removing this habit will be difficult, and will require some...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 19, 2007 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trichotillomania type of thing going on here. ... 7,486 Views / 71 Replies  
Trichotillomania type of thing going on here.

Primates groom themselves as a reliever of stress and anxiety, and this would be a macro form of that. She probably needs some serious help. It's...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 19, 2007 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What's with the rampant corruption these days?... 968 Views / 30 Replies  
What's with the rampant corruption these days? Stupid military-industrial complex and drug companies.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 18, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, the free press is supposed to be that final... 968 Views / 30 Replies  
Yeah, the free press is supposed to be that final check on power, by providing all citizens complete information about state affairs, but... whoops!
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 18, 2007 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Quoted for truth. 775 Views / 44 Replies  
Quoted for truth.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 16, 2007 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The majority of Americans (and sorry, I can't... 762 Views / 20 Replies  
The majority of Americans (and sorry, I can't remember where I found this, so you'll have to trust me) in the lowest 20% of incomes believe that the lottery and NASCAR racing are the best ways to get...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 16, 2007 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if the tax man allows you to deduct... 762 Views / 20 Replies  
I wonder if the tax man allows you to deduct money spent on certain treatments, in this case cancer treatments. Be there an accountant handy?
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 16, 2007 at 10:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Precisely. We won't see, when the dust settles,... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
Precisely. We won't see, when the dust settles, something like this:

http://mises.org/images4/HarrisMiracle1.jpg
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 11, 2007 at 06:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Myth? In what possible way? Determinism is... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
Myth? In what possible way? Determinism is nothing more than stating that there are no random events in life, that no event is without cause.

If there is a god, then the god was created by either...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 9, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm an atheist and state that I have proof... 5,061 Views / 353 Replies  
I'm an atheist and state that I have proof against the Christian god. That is likely better suited for a separate thread, but let's for now just make the assumption that yes, I am making a decision...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 8, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Movie set in New Hampshire? 802 Views / 28 Replies  
Movie set in New Hampshire?
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 8, 2007 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And giant trash-to-electricity plants are most... 805 Views / 31 Replies  
And giant trash-to-electricity plants are most likely MUCH more efficient than this "little guy", so we probably wouldn't even want to promote future home-friendly waste disposal. It would be better...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 7, 2007 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
wolfen, I think it ridiculous to believe that... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
wolfen, I think it ridiculous to believe that subatomic particles have any substantial impact on anything, given that time and again, atoms behave like atoms. They don't just randomly grow unendingly...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 7, 2007 at 02:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Funny. But my assumption isn't flawed. If we... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
Funny. But my assumption isn't flawed. If we break down our body into smaller parts, we will find that they are the same elements as we find anywhere in the physical world, and they react accord to...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes. But you're looking at it the wrong way. ... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
Yes. But you're looking at it the wrong way.

Let's say that humans are able to create an artificial intelligence that converges in capability with that of a human. In breaking down the robot, we...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 7, 2007 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Physics proves determinism. Chemistry is based... 2,356 Views / 134 Replies  
Physics proves determinism. Chemistry is based upon physics. Humans are complex chemical reactions, which, by the way, still adhere to the laws of physics. Free will, therefore, is an illusion.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 7, 2007 at 01:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Psh. I had -30º F air temperature this morning.... 1,103 Views / 37 Replies  
Psh. I had -30º F air temperature this morning. My car started like a champ (I also started it in the middle of the night, and about eight times yesterday, but hey, it's running!)
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 5, 2007 at 10:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. 2,054 Views / 18 Replies  
Wow.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 3, 2007 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I plan on creating a Safari plug-in to change the... 25,498 Views / 526 Replies  
I plan on creating a Safari plug-in to change the page style. :)

Not enough lens flares, but it looks pretty good. Contrast is definitely lacking, though.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 2, 2007 at 02:58 AM, in Feedback
What I think is most stupid about this all, is... 4,084 Views / 197 Replies  
What I think is most stupid about this all, is that if a bomb of substantial power could be built into a form as small as the FU Light-Bright, then surely it could be put in any form, right?

What...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Feb 1, 2007 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know, it's kind of... cute. It's like... 1,896 Views / 70 Replies  
I don't know, it's kind of... cute. It's like they're iMac refugees, or maybe it's an iMac adoption agency.

That many iMacs would be great in a television commercial.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 28, 2007 at 02:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Trying to corner the market or what? 1,896 Views / 70 Replies  
Trying to corner the market or what?
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 28, 2007 at 02:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I liked season one. Season two, I was starting to... 2,871 Views / 85 Replies  
I liked season one. Season two, I was starting to think, okay, CTU in Los Angeles and Jack Bauer are getting extremely unlucky. By season three, I had to stop watching. At some point, it just becomes...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 16, 2007 at 03:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
ESPN Deportes said 2,000. And that's in a single... 829 Views / 29 Replies  
ESPN Deportes said 2,000. And that's in a single day.

Yowza.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 12, 2007 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Tarantino isn't that great. Actually,... 1,070 Views / 45 Replies  
I think Tarantino isn't that great. Actually, he's kind of crazy, and I think he more a juvenile appeal than anything else.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 11, 2007 at 01:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're right, PDAs didn't do most things well.... 837 Views / 9 Replies  
You're right, PDAs didn't do most things well. I've been with Palm since the IIIxe with my last Palm being the Zire 71, and while I always wanted to get excited the possibilities of the little...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 9, 2007 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I caught in on XM, and I was surprised to hear... 1,402 Views / 5 Replies  
I caught in on XM, and I was surprised to hear how bullish he was about AAPL, thinking that it's still going to move much higher, citing their vertical monopoly of the new music-distribution...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Jan 5, 2007 at 12:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that atheists by and large grow, at... 3,148 Views / 175 Replies  
I think that atheists by and large grow, at times, furious with members like aristotles, because of an apparent refusal to accept logic and reason in light of immense and mounting data against...
Posted by Peder Rice, on Nov 21, 2006 at 08:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Middle name is, but it's spelled differently.... 1,096 Views / 34 Replies  
Middle name is, but it's spelled differently. Mikael. I'm a true outsider among Michaels.
Posted by Peder Rice, on Oct 26, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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