World of Warcraft, a dying product in need of an infusion

World of Warcraft, a dying product in need of an infusion

People have been trying to claim that “World of Warcraft (WoW) is dead” for a long time. Unfortunately, it seems that it may be turning into a self-fulfilling prophesy. Let’s take an in depth look at the subscriber levels and try to figure out what the real issue is. [See the page from Statista here.]

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Vaya con Dios James Garner

Vaya con Dios James Garner

I love James Garner. I grew up with a mother who adores him, and learned to love him early on. What’s not to like? He’s handsome, charming, kind, and modest. He exudes traditional reserved male strength. He gives you the impression of someone just as easy to laugh as he is to pound a bad guy into the ground.

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Why the Aliens don’t write back

Why the Aliens don’t write back

For what seems to be ages we’ve been pinging the universe with our proverbial text message to any aliens listening. “Come to dinner! Get to know us! We want to be your friend!”

I remember years and years ago participating in the SETI project, turning my home computer into part of a network of people who were sharing computing power to transmit these messages into the wild unknown.

To be completely honest, I think at that point I must have been convinced that all aliens would inherently be nice. If you think about the idea of reaching out to contact aliens who are inherently murderous of your kind… well it sounds like less of a great idea. So apparently I was sure then that they were going to be nice guys and gals.

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Strange extrovert questions

Strange extrovert questions

I was browsing through the first chapter of a new book this morning and I came upon another one of those grand examples of extroverts who don’t understand introverts. In the short span of one page it asks three impossible questions:

1. What is your fondest memory of yourself before the age of 12?

2. Who do you know whose personality you would like to steal and why?

3. Who do you admire?

Now for an extrovert perhaps these questions actually can have answers, but for me they are dead ends. The thing that extroverts never seem to understand about introverts is that we don’t look at the world through other people or compare our experience in it to what other people experience in a direct way.

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Obama off prompter becomes anti-union

Obama off prompter becomes anti-union

Comedy capers strike again. The non-Obama worshiping crowd is howling with laughter at the latest statement by Obama that to shut down the plant and stop working to get ‘something’ is wrong.

His off-prompter statement:

“If you’re working here, and in the middle of the day you just stopped and said ‘I’m just going to shut down the whole plant until I get something’ you’re getting fired.”

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A tale of political posturing

A tale of political posturing

The current news is being completely bombarded with news articles about the Congressional standoff over budget issues and Obamacare and subsequent government shutdown. So much so that I thought about not even writing down my thoughts, merely from a level of personal mental exhaustion related to this topic. I’m sick of it, so I’ve decided to write but keep it short.

I dislike what is going on in Congress right now, and I think both political parties are just as bad as the other, but it takes two to create a stand-off. Both sides are making this into news headlines that claim its the others fault. Well I suppose that’s a lot easier to do than accept that you hold half the blame for the situation.

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