After reading several articles about the Xbox One reveal today, I have to say… I’m not impressed.
Yes, new technology is exciting, as is innovation. But I’m not really seeing as much as should be there. New hardware is a given, but all of these “features” are screaming “we want to exploit you in every way we can”. No backwards compatibility, fees for pre-owned games and all kinds of weird sticky details in that, always on, Kinect required… Isn’t that the way Kinect should have been functioning when it was released, anyway?
Yes, this all sounds cool, but I get the feeling this is getting a little too invasive of the user.
You’re essentially leasing your games, and don’t really have full ownership.
Not thrilled Microsoft, not thrilled. Let’s see what E3 brings us.
My math teacher sent out an email going over what we should bring/be prepared for in the final on Wednesday, and the first thing on the list is:
“Feel free to bring in snacks and drinks to eat while you are taking your final. I will also bring some snacks aka junk food for the class. First come first serve.”
Last week someone asked if they brought in pizza if he would give them extra credit, to which he said no, but if they gave him enough money to retire on, then he would.
And the week before we all discovered he’s a professional break dancer, and we were watching the videos over class break.
“Is her duty to the mission or to her own personal relationship. How can she watch someone put their life on the line when her heart needs him to be safe?”
“Does he follow his head embracing logic and the power of reason or does he follow his heart, knowing the emotions he cannot control may destroy him? ”
It saddens me that many people still believe that head and heart are mutually exclusive. I see it more as a yin-and-yang situation- one’s logical decisions must be informed by the heart, and one’s heart needs to be tempered by the head. But this isn’t a binary situation. There is a third option, one that blends the first two: the gut, which is the interactive and dynamic balance of heart and mind. Someday, perhaps this culture will discard the binary black-and-white heart/head trap, and embrace the more fluidly analogous blend of concepts like gut. Trusting the gut is the doorway to true insight.
This is one reason why I really love this version of Spock, because I can identify with the struggles of heart vs logic in my own life far too easily. The mind and the heart wrestle with each other endlessly, and in the meantime, you have others being affected directly by the outcome of this. Sometimes you wish it could be a binary situation, but your heart cares too much to allow that to happen. There is a definite beauty to being able to find a balance within yourself from this. I believe that if you can manage the mind and heart into truly balancing each other properly, it enables you a multitude of doorways. The gut is that little voice in between.
This was so so sweet of him. It’s absolutely lovely! :)
He said something alike to: “An old woman told me that giving a gift to the lady you love should be a special occasion. And this is a special occasion.” It was the Star Trek: Into Darkness midnight premiere, with my pointy ears, Sciences pin, and all. I’ve got a keeper.
It’s 4am and I feel fine.
I am loving my officially licensed Sciences pin, and my love gave me a surprise gift as the movie started, that teardrop silver necklace below the other. Oh, and then there’s my ears.
Star Trek: Into Darkness.
I have no words.
Best movie. Ever.
I cried three times.
I’m seeing it again, asap.
That is all.
My best friend watching an entire season yesterday.
All of season 7. How.
It’s not fair, I still have finals next week, I can’t watch that many like that. *angry* I’m still in the beginning of S8.
But I’m still watching the finale tomorrow, because I’d rather be in control of how I get spoiled and actually enjoy it than ignore practically everyone online and irl for a week. -.-
The good news is that he’s turned into a fanboy. Mwahahahahaha. He’s being depressed by episodes now. Finally. The character depth finally got to him. Especially Castiel. And now we can cry over episodes together. *victory dance*
I’m thankful you’re a decent and accepting person about this, but I am pretty fed up with the initial thought that everyone is the same.
I strongly dislike how (regardless of what the subject is), you always gravitate towards the more negative ideal of any case. I am also exhausted from all of this debating. 2 hour debates this afternoon that I’m not even going to get into, and then the 3 hour one tonight. Not bad, but bad when it makes me feel like this and you are illogical about my understanding and won’t accept what I’m feeling and thinking as valid. I listen to you, and I evaluate. You “listen” and disregard most things I say, or you listen and acknowledge them, but don’t fully understand them. You attempt to manipulate me into doing things “your way” and if I don’t, then things are unpleasant. That’s not really a cool thing to do.
I’m an idealist and a realist. I acknowledge the extremes and majorities of every situational case, but I prefer to associate with the ideal.
You do not generally associate with any ideal thing. There are exceptions, and you can be reasonable, but it’s always about something else. You’re incredibly opinionated, and stubbornly debate your case. That’s the difference between us.
While we agree on many things, I am much more open-minded and willing to research and change than you. And this is why you drive me nuts. You do some fantastic things for me and everyone else (which I am incredibly thankful for and appreciative of), but there are some sticky points that drive me crazy after living with them for all these years.
Not to mention, you make every situation more stressful than it has to be. Every situation. I hate it. It stresses me out and gets me sick.
You then regularly criticize and nag me for being so distressed and to knock it off and get over it. NO. It’s not like that. You could cool it.
Geez. I’m totally exhausted from today. Way too much stimulus. Ugh. I’m too stressed to function productively tonight.
Then there was the conflict caused by that idiot who parked their car right into my front bumper of the truck. HOW CAN YOU NOT NOTICE YOU LITERALLY BACKED INTO MY TRUCK’S FRONT BUMPER WITH YOUR DINKY FORD FOCUS? ON A HILL? IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE? UGH. Idiots.
I have just had way too much high-intensity interaction today. My head hurts, I feel sick to my stomach, I can’t do my schoolwork or focus. I can’t accomplish anything productive when this happens. Then I hate myself for it. Then I hate myself for doing so. So goes the cycle.
I think I just need to pause the world and take a meditative and relaxing break in nature. I’ll get back to you later. I really don’t know how I’m going to be handling all of this in the future with you, but I’m hoping it gets better in all cases. It’s only caused by a massive influx of this kind of interaction and events, mainly stemmed by you. Noted that this is not an all the time thing, which is why I feel so conflicted about feeling this way. Overall, you’re wonderful. But you do have some serious issues, and I’m not the only one in this house who thinks so.
Also, you say that you know I’m ranting when I type furiously and have “unpleasant” expressions on my face, and that I can “rant later”. I don’t rant. I make intellectual, educated, sensible, and understandable statements, thank you very much. You can quote me on that. And no, I can’t just “wait till tomorrow”. If I did that, I wouldn’t be able to sleep. And now I feel much better, and the release valve was pressed.
*sigh* Being a highly sensitive person really sucks sometimes.
Why am I such a contradiction that it causes me so much pain and stress.
I need a Castiel gif: “Don’t like conflict.” *poofs away*
So I’m laying here in bed at 5am, trying to go to sleep and browsing tumblr, with one of my cats cuddled under the blanket with me against my chest.
My other cat is annoyed that I’m going to sleep so late, and he jumps up on my bed and just freezes and gives me “the glare”. I decided to flip my phone towards him to shine the light on him in response.
He immediately decided that my action was rude, headbutted my phone out of my hand, and consequently sat on my head.
My old man’s still got it. Sure, his form could use some work, but he hasn’t jumped anything in about 3 years. He just casually jogs up and hops the barrel. Maybe we’ll do some jumping over the summer.
He looks oddly distorted thanks to my phone camera… oh well. :p
And I noticed… Star Trek double feature on Wednesday the 15th?? HECK YES.
Star Trek 2009 at 9pm, and Star Trek Into Darkness at midnight. YES PLEASE.
I have math class that night. But wait. Next week is review, and he said we’ll be getting out early. So, 730/8ish? Then drive back home and out to Temecula??
I CAN DO ZAT!!
EEEEEEEHHHH. STAR TREK. I SHALL WEAR MY POINTY EARS AND OFFICIAL INSIGNIA PIN FROM THINK GEEK. (Dunno about the outfit though… I may opt for a classy themed edition… I have a reputation to uphold… *sarcastic snort*)
I’m so excited, in case you can’t tell.
Also, here’s a
fun strange little treat from Star Trek 2009 starring my seventeen year old self. (Was it really 4 years ago??)
I swear, those lens flares are 100% natural. Just like JJ Abrams, I DID NOTHING. And I got some long sweater thing for $8 at Target, got metallic cardboard and set my artistic skills to work. I was a pro.
Flashback Friday. That was weird.
Him: Catching up on sntl.
Me: I believe the term you're searching for is "spn".
Me: So where are you at?
Him: When the black guy dies.
Me: Which one? Which time?