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"It numbs your tongue, then burns all the way down," he told the paper. "It can last an hour, and you just don't want to talk to anyone or do anything. But it's a marvelous endorphin rush. It makes you feel great."

You know who else enjoy endorphin rushes?

People who self injure.
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"Looks like he uses his supposed honesty as an excuse so he can continue being a slacker and a bum and doesn't need to take care of his life."

Yeah, it's obvious you didn't read the article and just commented on the blurb.

From the article:

"There are countless things a man like Talley could have done with the money. A recovering drug addict, Talley lives in a system of shelters run by the Tempe Community Action Agency. He's trying to get back on his feet, juggling volunteering at the agency with part-time work.

That weekend, his bicycle - his only mode of transportation - needed to be fixed, a major expense."

And even if he did want to avoid taking responsibility, why would he give all that money up? Just think of all the booze and drugs he could buy with all that cash!

Why can't it be possible that a person who made some life changing mistakes in the past has a conscience?
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To each his own. I'm glad you're happy with a Mac and I hope it continues to deliver the experience you expect.

As for me, I will stay with Windows until I start to have the problems that plague everyone else.
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I am going to say that I don't have a problem with adware and viruses with Windows 7 because it IS true.

At least for me. I must have the best luck in the world because the only virus I ever have gotten on this machine was when I was on a questionable website downloading music from Chrono Trigger for nostalgia's sake. But that trojan was caught immediately when I scanned the files I downloaded and did not become an issue. I don't do any graphic design work (at least not yet) so I haven't seen any of the problems you've described.

All I do is run Microsoft Security Essentials each night and in the vast majority of the time it never catches anything. Sometimes I can't believe it either and I use other scanners but they never pick anything up either.

I have no idea what I'm doing differently. I wouldn't consider myself a "pro user" and I honestly don't know much about Windows 7 (most of my experience is with XP). But it has worked like a dream for me and I have yet to see any sign that it will give me any trouble in the future.

*shrugs* I'm sorry it seems like everyone else is cursed when it comes to Windows and I know I sound like I'm being paid by Microsoft but I honestly do not have any significant problems with Windows.
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"There is a saying Fast/Cheap/Reliable.

Pick two. You can't have all three."

I've never used a Mac for more than 5 minutes so I'm not going to comment on them.

What I will say is that my Windows 7 (recently upgraded from XP for $65 from www.ultimatesteal.com) machine is an exception to your rule. I built it for around $700 a couple of years ago and it is very responsive and has crashed maybe two times over its lifetime. I run it 24 hours a day processing workunits for World Community Grid. I also play an occasional game like Fallout 3 (while World Community Grid is still running).

Here's some specs for you:

Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 3.20 GHz (recently upgraded from Core 2 Duo E5200 @ 3.20 GHz)
4 GB DDR2 1066 (recently upgraded from 2 GB)
Gigabyte P35-D3SL
Radeon HD 4850

My E5200 processor and 2 GB worked just fine and I honestly can't tell a difference with the upgrades beyond the increase in resources available to World Community Grid -- which was what I bought the parts for.
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2.5 petaFLOPS at peak is quite an achievement but it is soon to be eclipsed by the Blue Waters facility at the University of Illinois.

I hate to use Wikipedia as a reference but at the moment, as far as I know, is the best I can come up with.

According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Waters, Blue Waters will be capable of reaching 10 petaFLOPS. It is scheduled to be completed in 2011.
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So is this okay?

"Well work until 4 instead of 2 witch was good an had 2mar off but got dem to let me work an im glad cuz i love work its a great way to get away from eveything an keep my mind off of all da bad crap in my life!!!!!"

It isn't hard to understand this, and since English is constantly changing "mistakes" like these are okay?
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Regardless of whether the husband was a martial artist, the peeping tom got his ass kicked. That is the only thing in this story that matters.
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As a Christian, I really wish people would stop putting so much value in the material things that are associated with Jesus. It is idolization and distracts us from what Christ commanded us to do -- which is to love God with every fiber of our being, and then love our neighbor as ourselves.

How does this effort to acquire the Spear of Longinus make the world a better place? Is it going to feed the hungry? Is it going to care for those condemned by society?
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I don't get why "Our home school graduate" gets the Most Depressing award.

The one with the rainbow coming out of the unicorn's ass made me lol though.
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