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Korivak

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    Nepean, Ontario, Canada
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    Writing, Biking, Skiing, Hunting, Computer Games

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  1. [RANT MODE ON] ******* I hate this shit! Microsoft buys Hotmail, AOL buys ICQ and Netscape, CNet buys ZDNet, nVidia buys 3DFX...all the companies I use and support keep getting absorbed by their competitors. Whatever happened to choice? Compitition? Large, unweildy, unfriendly corperations with more money than sense keep buying out the small, efficant, creative innovators. Why bother to compete when you can just throw money around and buy everything in sight? Why bother to do things for the customer when you can just remove all their choices? I used to be a strong believer in capitalism, but the older I get, the more I realize that capitalism is a heaping pile of horsecrap. Not that the other two options, command and traditional markets, are much better...I don't know what to believe in anymore. Linux and freeware is about the only thing I don't find morally repugnant anymore, but that isn't exactly a feasable economic system, is it? At least I can count on 3000AD remaining independent. The economy would be so much better if there were more ppl like the SC who say "to hell with the money, I'm in it for the sake of the idea..." [RANT MODE OFF] Edit: Hoo, there - check the language. -Mike ------------------ Commander Markus Korivak GCV Norfolk (pending commission), ISSHQ (Saturn) ISS, Defense Wing ISS Fleet Defence Wing GCV Norfolk "Honour is what no man can give you, and no man can take away" [This message has been edited by aramike (edited 12-15-2000).]
  2. Interesting how sci-fi has predicted most of the stuff happening today, eh? Stuff happening in Earth orbit, cloning, computers, exploring the other planets in the solar system, the internet, ASOASF...makes you wonder about the rest of the stuff that is still sci-fi and not yet science fact. How long until we live in a cyberpunk wreck or a star trek tech utopia? Or until we have a GALCOM in real life? or AI? Or widespread cybernetics? All these things that writers invented over the decades are starting to show up in real life. And some of the stuff we have today is far above and beyond what writers where dreaming of even two decades ago. In _Neuromancer_, someone is killed over three megs of RAM. It's a keychain today, but when the book was written 15 years ago, it was a big number. In Alien, the computer 'mother' filled a small room and had a small monochrome screen. Today, my friend and i play high end computer games in the hall at school on spare with a laptop the size of mother's keyboard. And as i write this post, i am devoting more processor power than existed in the whole world in the fifties to playing some MP3's in the background. Makes you wonder what's gonna happen next if this much has changed in so little time, and the rate of change keeps increasing so fast. ------------------ Commander Markus Korivak GCV Norfolk (pending commission), ISSHQ (Saturn) ISS, Defense Wing ISS Fleet Defence Wing GCV Norfolk "Honour is what no man can give you, and no man can take away"
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