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About cyberbob

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  • Birthday 07/11/1985
  1. add to that an attractive (and possibly nude) young lady in my arms and a planet of cheering/grateful people (grateful because I just killed the evil dreadlord from hell come to earth to enslave the human race after destroying all of the major nation's military's) with the "weapon" (my own recently ripped off X <--- pick a limb) with a mouthful of bulleit straight kentucky bourbon whiskey and some good music.....yea.....that should be good enough for the history books
  2. http://www.videosift.com/story.php?id=17980 I know a lot of people dont like it but Blade Runner is seriously my favorite movie of all time. I have loved it since I was 10 years old. Its just so amazing. Here is a documentary on the movie I found on videosift comments? I am only 21 so any words from those who saw it in theatres? -CH
  3. "Handsome Boy Modeling School - Sunshine" just turned off... "Kill Hannah - Kennedy" is starting...next on the playlist is "Robert Miles - Children".... I love working tech support on Sundays :-)
  4. Was checking out my daily sites and came across this - http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,20409-2100973,00.html I remember back when the bad news about the torrent site hit that Germany was mentioned a few times as a place with reasonable laws about this sort of thing. Thoughts? How far away are the ultra-liberal places in Europe from switching over to our draconian way of enforcing copyright law? I'm just waiting for "ThePirateBay.com shutdown by MPAA!!!" to appear on slashdot.....
  5. rofl, i get paid on the 8th. ill give you all I can on that day
  6. Is there a way that we can give directly to you that would somehow bypass this clause in their contract?
  7. That might be what it is with me...I link to my avatar stored in my server... I'll upload it and see if that makes a difference. :p
  8. You guys are right about the power thing to. I have LED bulbs at my house that have filters to make the light white. Haven't had to replace one in 6 months and they use a fraction of the electricity of standard bulbs
  9. You are right. It isn't completely caused by us. Most respected scientists think that MOST of it is caused by us. From Wiki: The scientific opinion on climate change, as expressed by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and explicitly endorsed by the national science academies of the G8 nations, is that the average global temperature has risen 0.6 ± 0.2 °C since the late 19th century, and that it is likely that "most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities" [1]. A small minority of qualified scientists contest the view that humanity's actions have played a significant role in increasing recent temperatures. Another Quote: "There is an ongoing dispute about what effect humans have on the global climate and what policies should be followed to mitigate any current detrimental effects, and prevent future detrimental effects. Although not fully settled, the current consensus from the official scientific communities on climate change is that recent warming is largely human-caused. There is near consensus among scientists that global warming is already occurring due to greenhouse gases." The only people saying that the evidence "isn't conclusive enough" are politicians and oil funded studies. Some More Good Links: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/5702/1686 http://www.realclimate.org/ So G-Dubya Bush says that it isn't real....oh...and his friends' oil funded studies say the same!! Thats perfectly reliable....lets just ignore the people who have made it their lives work to study this.
  10. Biggest problem with our use of oil is the global warming. The signs of it are everywhere. Just happened to open up msnbc today and see this http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11951694/ I am willing to make a bet that in ten years or less we will see some major problems as a result of global warming. 100 are on the table. whos game
  11. Read Guns, Germs, and Steel...add to it 5 other books that cover both sides of the pond and make sure that you take notes on them and then study them. We can continue when you've divulged it. I don't actually expect for you to read it but the point is that I said that I have read many books on world histoy. It is a habit that I have. No book is perfect and no book is completely unbiased. That is why I read things from different sources. I will be sure to pick that one up now that you have shown it to me but do not think that just because I have not read that one book that I have no idea of what I am talking about.
  12. I said that I try to read both sides' arguments and then look at where they get the information from to support their arguments and then try to pick the truth from both based off of the 3rd party info that I can find. After reading everything from textbooks from my great grandmother (she was a school teacher) from the 1940s-50s to modern books on all sorts of world history I have come to the conclusions that I post. Its not like a read a liberal newspaper every day and then go out and spout its contents on message boards :p (which a lot of people admittedly do.....then again so do a lot of right wing conservatives...). I suppose that there were some good things that came from it but I very much disagree that those good things come anywhere close to outweighing the bad things. I seem to be having a brain fart right now but I think Mr Livingston was the name of a man who did great things in Africa in the mid-1850s but the few steps that he took hardly make up for the millions of people and tens of cultures destroyed by European countries. That is something that I must apologize for as well. While the English did the most damage as far as slavery is concerned, the Dutch and the Portugese empires did far far worse damage in other areas. Now dont get me wrong, this is not to say that the modern people of GB or the US are bad. I just dont agree with much of what they have done throughout history. Lol, then again - you know what they say "hindsight is 20/20" and to be honest, I doubt that any country would have that great of a track record were it to end up on top. That still doesnt excuse it though. If I am given power and abuse it, just because everyone else out there would abuse it to doesnt make it ok that I did. I dont know...I guess the world and the direction it is going in just scare me and I guess that I hope that the better we preach the mistakes of the past, the less likely we will be to repeat them. Blame it on Star Trek!!! lol. I just keep thinking about how it took us another big war to make us all realize how stupid we were and that only after that war were we able to step up to the plate as a race civilized enough to garner the attention of others in the galaxy. I want the Vulcans to come now, not in another 50 years once we have blown ourselves to bits!!! :cyclops:
  13. I am a mixed American.....my mom is black and french creole and my father is English and German....btw...history is written by the victors.... The Bantu speaking Munhumutapa kingdom was pulling over a ton of gold a year from mines that were over 100 feet deep in the early 12th century. I am not 100s of years old nor am I Irish, I just read a lot and often and when I read I try to get works from all views and see where each one of those views gets the facts from which it derives its position.