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critter
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Okay, so my event with the half a dozen cops has been recounted in the "poor misunderstood police...again" topic.
What I wanted to talk about here though is the gamers.
The event happened in the cyber Café and there are all of these gamers playing World of Warcraft in here.
Not one of them looked up from there game when the cops were shouting "PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEAD!!!"
I mean, how addicted to video games are we now?
That is just freakish.
One of them apparently "leveled up" during the search.
Facebook. the MySpace. YouTube.
Are we in the fricking Matrix?
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Clearly you have never been to a large city when there is police action or other potentially violent or other unpleasant situations going on. This is neither new nor does it have anything to do with gamers or computers.

I refer you to this song, written in the 60s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulTmmTIlM_o

"Don't get involved" is how we live in this country and have for a long, long time.
It is always darkest just before you are eaten by a grue.
critter
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Yeah, but this was in Cheney. Nothing ever happens in Cheney.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Lol, that's awesome. Maybe they were scared and tried to "know their place" keeping their heads down and not moving.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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Resistance is futile. The Magic Caf� has you. You are now part of The Consciousness.

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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Christopher Rinaldi
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Well Tommy, you have freaked me out with that video...golly.
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That's AWESOME. Can't wait to see where that goes in the future.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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Think our little art may become a thing of the past with this technology?
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On 2010-10-15 14:26, Christopher Rinaldi wrote:
Think our little art may become a thing of the past with this technology?


Or it will just be another thing we can manipulate to our advantage.

Magicians have constantly used common technologies, and materials, and applied them in ways most just wouldn't think of to create illusion.

It will likely just be another thing we can use peoples presumptions about against them.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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On 2010-10-15 11:43, gdw wrote:
That's AWESOME. Can't wait to see where that goes in the future.

War, my friend, war. That's where it all goes and comes from.
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This morning I read the term "netizen." Weird happenings.
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I think the video way over-sold the actual technology.

This isn't really that different from the arm-muscle readers that have existed since the 60s. The tech is just small enough to fit inside the arm now and transmit the data rathe then being extermal electrodes and a wire.

The one that followed showed a "single blind" test without explaining why most science is done *double* blind.

In genreal the series seems more sensationalism then science.
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