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Kreb_Cycle 06-29-2007 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by schizuki (Post 163875)
Actually, Seru and I are libertarians, and I think BrowningBAR is, as well. So, it's "libertarian rationalist fact-pointing-outting" that you must ignore.

Big smiley.

All corporate right-wingers call themselves libertarians I thought.

Buzglyd 06-29-2007 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Kreb_Cycle (Post 163883)
All corporate right-wingers call themselves libertarians I thought.

Makes us seem less scary that way. And idiot liberals don't know what it means. They just nod their heads and say something like, "working in a library is an important job."

seruzawa 06-29-2007 11:59 AM

Anyone....
 
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Originally Posted by Kreb_Cycle (Post 163883)
All corporate right-wingers call themselves libertarians I thought.

...can call themselves anything they want. I, on the other hand, believe that it is time we threw off the yoke of left/right/corporate/socialist oppression and all bought nice new TriumphSTs, Tigers and ZX14s and rode the living pi$$ out of them.

BrowningBAR 06-29-2007 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 163886)
...can call themselves anything they want. I, on the other hand, believe that it is time we threw off the yolk of left/right/corporate/socialist oppression and all bought nice new TriumphSTs, Tigers and ZX14s and rode the living pi$$ out of them.

-I still want a Triumph Trophy!

The_AirHawk 06-29-2007 01:02 PM

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"In the Internet age, why bother with print?"
Because you can't line a birdcage with a $1000 laptop.

Kenneth_Moore 06-29-2007 02:18 PM

I'm just kidding around. I don't mind the political or anything else anybody wants to write. Everybody has a right to their opinion, and there have been a few occasions where I've been convinced to change mine. It's just that once I start on that stuff, I get a little hysterical, so best for me to leave it be.

I really like my 1000. It's not that attractive, especially from the front, and it's certainly not fast compared to many bikes, but it's fast enough for me, has lots of protection from the wind and rain, and can carry me and the youngster and our stuff for a weekend with no problem. And there's always the trusty HD when I need a dose of old-school. Interestingly, brand spanking new Concours 1000s are on cycle trader for under $7k. That's 20 years of refinement, a huge aftermarket, and a LOT of bike for the price of a Sporty.

Having said that, when the 14 is in the dealers, I'll be there to look and sit. It's either going to be "gotta have it," or "no big deal." If I did get it, I'd have to finance it, and that is a philosophical bridge I'd have to cross, as I've always owned my bikes outright. Car payments suck enough as it is.

schizuki 06-29-2007 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Kreb_Cycle (Post 163883)
All corporate right-wingers call themselves libertarians I thought.

Hey, hippie, put down the bong and try to imagine how utterly miserable and short your life would be without those eeeeeeevil corporations.

I'm a proud member of the Agnostic Pro-Gun Pro-Choice Pro-Drug-Legalization Anti-Anti-Porn Corporate Lickspittle Party.

Kreb_Cycle 06-29-2007 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by schizuki (Post 163917)
Hey, hippie, put down the bong and try to imagine how utterly miserable and short your life would be without those eeeeeeevil corporations.

I'm a proud member of the Agnostic Pro-Gun Pro-Choice Pro-Drug-Legalization Anti-Anti-Porn Corporate Lickspittle Party.

I don't have to put down the bong to know that I'm not against corporations at all. Remember, I'm a Democrat. All us Democrats, especially the ones in office, are deep in bed with corporate interests. We're actually quite happy having corporations run our government through by proxy through lobbyists, just like the Republicans.

Aside from that, I'm hoping against hope that my startup will be bought out by a big evil corporation that has lots of money.

I was just surprised that you corrected "right wing corporate" into "libertarian rationalist". It's not even less syllables.

schizuki 06-29-2007 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Kreb_Cycle (Post 163941)
I was just surprised that you corrected "right wing corporate" into "libertarian rationalist". It's not even less syllables.

Oh, SNAP!


Oh, SNAP!


(I had to write that twice because the idiot forum software said it was too short. THERE WILL BE NO PITHINESS ON MO 2.0!)

pdad13 07-01-2007 01:20 PM

I think I can offer some possible answers to your question.

Why? Because magazines, in many cases (as stated here) are more convenient. It's a bit harder to curl up with your laptop.

People still like to hold a magazine, look at the big pictures (a computer screen isn't quite the same). A well designed magazine is just more beautiful than most web sites. They like to feel the paper of a high quality magazine.

They like to be able to throw it in a bag and read it on the train instead of lugging and unpacking a laptop and using their battery power. You probably wouldn't take your laptop to the beach.

It takes time to prepare your digital files to read when you're not going to have internet access. It's easier just to bring a print mag.

Ask yourself this: Why does a tech magazine like Wired even have a print edition at all? Obviously, because lots of people still want it.

The Internet and computer technology is great in many, many places. I work for a digital design firm and I'm a pretty heavy user. But there is still a sizable place for print magazines. And I'd guess that there will be for a long time to come, possibly always.


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