Holy Shit. Faith in humanity, gone.
Instead of simply reporting on the progress Sam Harris has made in the field of neuroscience, the writer of the article spends the majority of the time mocking or ridiculing the science and the person.
The current paper recovers Harris’s identity as a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at UCLA[...]
Recovers his identity? The thinly veiled rhetoric astounds me.
Hell, even the very first sentence is wrong on many levels.
Sam Harris is best known for his barn-burning 2004 attack on religion, The End of Faith, which spent 33 weeks on the New York Times best-seller List.
Barn-burning?? Out of all of the words you could have chosen here, barn-burning seemed appropriate? Attack? WTF.
Time and CNN has officially joined the ranks of the untrusted, religiously-backed news sources like Faux News and NYTimes. Is there actually a news organization out there now that doesn’t permit their reporters to bias an article with their own opinions?
Ever found that your character’s hair looks unrealistic, especially when it is supposed to be long and free-flowing (I’m lookin’ at you, Dead Space. Intro sequence = most unrealistic real time hair ever.)
Finally, we can have realistic hair in real time in our games. This looks amazing! (and must totally be viewed in HD)
So unfortunate that this couldn’t be ported back to existing games. But I can’t wait to see this used in an RPG. I imagine the JRPG crowds will love something like this.
First of all: Yes. You’re right. I’ve been horribly ignoring you, blog, and it’s just not right. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything for you to devour and spit back at any readers, but I do actually have a good excuse this time, and not just general apathy!
I’ve been feeling very under-the-weather (which I find to be a most curious phrase, considering that thunderstorms and cloudy, rainy days tend to be my absolute favorite types of days…) the last week and haven’t really felt in the mood to do any writing at all, even if it’s just a copy-paste job on a video. Since I mainly read this blog myself (with maybe one or two exceptions) I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give myself a little break. Just not too long of a break. Don’t want this blog to go into apathy-overdrive or anything.
However, after finding myself feeling a little better by Saturday afternoon, I decided to pick up Mass Effect 2 again on Sunday morning (as I had impromptu plans with T & Josh, who are awesome). When I popped ME2 back in and booted it up, I distinctly remember that the sun had been on it’s general rise for the day. When I was eventually able to pull myself away [not including normal customary breaks like lunch, dinner and bathroom] and get ready for bed, I realized that not only was the sun no longer in the sky, but my wife had been asleep for at least an hour. My poor cats were even snoring (though with all the sound, I do not know how they slept). At least Echo (my diminutive dwarf hamster) was awake and happy, running on her wheel as it just getting started for a good evening of marathon sprinting.
Now, I am normally not this bad with a game. Very rarely will I spend any more than three hours in one session in one game. Sometimes I’ll play, then come back again later once I’ve relaxed with a good book or worked some chores. But Sunday was my “day of rest” from that stupid flu bug that refused to stop fighting me… Well, needless to say, I should have a good report on ME2 ready soon.
For those who do not know, and probably don’t care anyway, a good cold or flu ‘bug’ will run through my system in twelve or so hours. Most of my friends probably think I’m a mutant or something. Granted, I can have a few leftover symptoms, like coughing or a running nose, for the rest of the day, but otherwise I go to sleep one day, and wake up without it the next. Usually if it’s the flu I get a good four hours of sweat-generating dizziness-inducing heat wave that knocks me out of commission, but with this one it’s been so relatively mild in the symptoms that I wonder if it’s not really a virus but a case of good ol’ allergies.
Anyway, since I’m definitely feeling much better, I’ll hopefully have a new post up tomorrow after work or during lunch that will go over my experience with Mass Effect 2, which I ended up finishing tonight. Short form is: ME1 was one of my favorite games for the Xbox360. ME2 kicked its ass.
Aaahahahahahahhhhhaahahhaaaaa! I want this book!