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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

26 March 2015

    This sounds like the plot of an Avengers movie. I guess it could be worse. It could sound like the beginning of Terminator. Wait. Dammit, we’re doomed.

  I like that, in the end, this is a challenge to video game developers to expand their offerings and quit focusing on the first-person-shooter mentality that currently reigns supreme. I’d like to see the major developers make a shift and focus on the substance of a game instead of the number of kills. That change might lead to non-gamers understanding that losing yourself in a video game isn’t always detrimental to your mental health.

  Oh good, someone that’s not going to play the game just because there are rules that state she should. Sometimes you have to break the rules to do the right thing and if this isn’t one of those times, I don’t know what is. America loves its freedom, until people actually want to employ it.

  Image Source: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press via Mashable  

Which book do you suppose is more accurate? I’d say the first, but I live in Silicon Valley where it’s cool if you take the Lord’s name in vain, but you better not offend Steve Jobs or the robots will cut you.

  If you’re going to fake a kidnapping you might want to ask for more than $8,500. I don’t believe a word of this story (the kidnapping) and I’m surprised the folks involved haven’t been detained yet. Surprised is probably the wrong word, but I’m thinking you know what I mean.

  Everyone should be allowed to accrue paid leave because it’s that paid leave that keeps us from losing our shit and pulling a Jerry Maguire move when the stress levels get out of control. Work-life balance should be a goal all of us can aspire to and attain, without getting fired or demoted. Besides, working all the time doesn’t make you better at the work, it just makes you busier and busy is a world away from effective.