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  1. Diecast #54: Witcher, HOT MEN, Wildstar - Twenty Sided

    silver Harloe says: April 22, 2014 at 6:40 amOpinions are weird. You can have them about things you know nothing objective about. Because we are adapted as pattern matching machines – we can find a picture of a bunny in the clouds, or find a reason to dislike something from previews and reviews alone. It’s easy to dismiss opinions based “only” on previews and reviews and walkthroughs and lets-play videos, but nevertheless, those people have those opinions. Sure, their opinions might change if they also played the game themselves, but changing your opinion does not mean you had no opinion before.If you believe in free speech, then people should be allowed to express their opinions, even if those opinions are “only” based on research and not actually purchasing a game.Let us consider the literal truth of your statement, “straight refusal to buy a game and judge it at the same time is mental” – image you have been told by the news that the Ford Pinto has a tendency to explode when impacted from behind. If you believe the research, you refuse to buy a Pinto, and you deem it a dangerous, unworthy car. But now you are mental! Because you have a formed a judgement about something you didn’t buy.The human brain is adapted to make snap judgements. It is always judging things. Because the person who weighs their options when faced with a possible tiger is often tiger food, but the person who eagerly jumps to the assumption of tiger may waste their time running away from nothing occasionally, but also eludes tigers more often. Everyone has a judgement about everything they’ve even heard vaguely of. If we haven’t heard enough, we often accept that our judgement is provisional, and allow new facts to alter our judgement later, but we still have the early judgement. It’s not mental – it’s a sign of a healthy functioning human brain.In any case, buying a game (or not buying it) is just about the only meaningful feedback we can give to the publisher. The developers may read reviews, but the publisher often cares only about money. If they make money, they assume the product was ‘good’. If they don’t, they assume it was ‘bad’. The publishers also fund game development, so they will naturally look to their past experience, find the products that did well, and try to contract developers to do more of that. So if you see a bunch of previews for a game and think it looks like crap, you read a bunch of reviews telling you its crap, you watch a lets-play of the game and it looks like a crappy experience, and you read a detailed analysis of the game mechanics and they sound like crap… but you don’t get to express your judgement that the game is crap? You have to buy it first? You have to tell the publisher that the game is GOOD in order to tell your friends your think it is NOT GOOD? I’m now confused. Reply to this»

    http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=22856

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  2. Philip Jensen -Self Control - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen concludes the series on the Fruit of the Spirit by talking on Self Control and how to live a life of restraint and control.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/self-control

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  3. Philip Jensen - Gentleness - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen talks on gentleness which is expressed as restrained strength, patient under provocation, and humble in relationships - 2Corinthians10:1-18.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/gentleness

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  4. Philip Jensen - Faithfulness - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen talks on becoming the faithful person in God - Galations 5:22

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/faithfulness

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  5. Philip Jensen - Goodness - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen talks on the meaning of goodness in the Fruits of the Spirit series - Galations 5:22-26.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/goodness

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  6. Philip Jensen - Kindness - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen continues the series on the fruits of the Spirit talking about the fifth fruit - kindness.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/kindness

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  7. Philip Jensen - Peace - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen talks about the peace of God that we have with God and each other through the Holy Spirit at work in our lives - Romans 7.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/peace

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  8. Phillip Jensen - Joy - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen talks on the three joys of the Christian - John 15:11.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/joy

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  9. Philip Jensen - Love - St Andrew’s Cathedral

    Dean Phillip Jensen begins the series on the Fruit of the Spirit by talking about the need to walk the walk of the Spirit and the resulting effects of the Spirit within us.

    http://www.sydneycathedral.com/sermons/fruit-spirit/love

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  10. Third Paradigm: 3P-044 Resistance Lite & Waves of Loving Kindness

    Compares the Congressional response to scandals at two organizations with public funding - ACORN and the war contractor, KBR. On Honduras, contrasts the solidarity of the resistance movement in Latin America to the watery response of nonviolent activists in the US.

    Reads September Meditation by Burton D. Carley and Having Come This Far by James Broughton, to the song Everloving by Moby. Reads Amy Goodman’s blogpost on Zelaya’s return, "The Audacity of Action." Looks at the Venezuelan blog, "Postcards from the Revolution," by attorney and author Eva Golinger. Plays "Star Wars: An Environmentalists Version," written by Derrick Jensen and produced by Franklin Lopez. Reviews the US Council of Foreign Policy’s conditions for Zelaya’s return. Questions the neutrality of IndyBay and answers a critic about Noah’s relevance to Palestine.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_044.php

    —Huffduffed by mscir 4 years ago

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