Archive for May, 2010


Hopefully Wii^2 does DLC… each level in Mario Galaxy 2 has like 3.3333 stars, and there are, I don’t know, between 120 and 140 stars in the game. So if the price of the game is $49.99, we’re talking between 35 and 42 cents per star… which means somewhere between $1.15 and $1.40 per level. I’d totally pay that.

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If you answer a question with code, make sure it works. If you answer a question in English, make sure you spell check it. If you answer a question with pseudo code… you’re off the hook!

1) The notion that jobs exists which American citizens won’t perform is false. I am convinced that there is no legal type of labor in the United States which a citizen would not perform, assuming safe working conditions and wages based on supply and demand.

2) The notion that jobs exists which American citizens don’t want to perform is certainly the truth, however I believe adequate motivation would arise assuming safe working conditions and wages based on supply and demand.

3) The notion that it benefits American companies to invest in cheap labor rather than automation seems false. It feels like an argument supporting slavery (local labor is expensive, thinking is expensive, importing servants is cheap.) I should think that investing in the future, namely robotics and artificial intelligence (or even improved tools and process), is superior (both morally and in terms of remaining competitive with foreign powers).

I feel like American culture is all about sacrificing the quality of the future for quantity in the present, and the ‘debate’ on illegal immigration is the result of big business manipulating supply and demand by pulling on the heart strings of some very compassionate and generous folks.

If Mexico was a good place, I’d attribute it to the majority of Mexicans being good people. If Mexico was a good place, I’d expect the majority of Mexicans would want to stay there. If the majority of Mexicans were good people, I’d expect that allowing them to become American citizens would result in America becoming a better place (hybrid vigor ftw!) If Mexico were a good place and I’d written this paragraph alone I don’t think anyone would attribute it to hatred or racism.

If Mexico was a bad place, I’d attribute it to the majority of Mexicans being bad people. If Mexico was a bad place, I’d expect the majority of Mexicans would want to leave. If the majority of Mexicans were bad people, I’d expect that allowing them to become American citizens would result in America becoming a worse place (importing inequality ftl!) If Mexico were a bad place and I’d written this paragraph alone I think some people would attribute it to hatred or racism.

Imagine you live in a house you inherited from your parents, along with your spouse and several children, ages 2-11. On a hot summer day, you look out of your bedroom window and see that a group of strangers have broken the picket fence in your backyard and are sunbathing on your deck and swimming in your pool. How would you feel and what would be your immediate reaction? Would you feel differently if you’d built your home rather than inherited it?