10 posts • joined Tuesday 4th September 2012 08:37 GMT
Re: I take it no one has seen the Bob the Bastard Builder lately?
I do love the mixed messages it sends out though.
The fact they discover this pristine valley then proceeded to build all over it. Apparently it's fine to destroy the countryside as long as you grow organic pineapples.
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Re: @Menelaus-uk (was: Actually ...)
Well thank you for your input, but my point was you can't make such generalizations on one section of society. I was providing a real world case where games have gone on to produce people who honed their skills through playing games.
Why were the Academy drivers "fuckwits" was it their lack of skill, that they took more calculated risks or were they just plain reckless in your view? Just stating something without facts does not make it true.
Some more reading if you so choose.
Re: Actually ...
Well that's quite a generalization.
You have obviously never heard of Gran Turismos GT Academy (http://eu.gran-turismo.com/gb/academy/) where they use the game to help select racing driver to compete professionally. It has now been running a number of years and proved highly successful.
I think we could possibly say (to paraphrase Douglas Adams).....
The climate is complicated. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly complicated it is. I mean, you may think it's difficult to do calculus, but that's just peanuts to the climate.
The problem with "organic" is the word conjures up all sorts of connotations as to the provenance of the food. The public perception (as far as I am aware) is that organic means that it was produced on a little farm with just a few cows all individually named, given back rubs twice a day and only eat the finest grass.
In real life they are still the same farmers that had ordinary farms five years ago, they still run large dairy farms and got into organic due to the larger returns (which have now been canceled out as so many converted).
Oh and don't get me started on "holistic".
A litre of organic milk keeps a week longer than it's non organic variant? Really I doubt this very much.
Having grown up on a farm drinking raw milk (that's non pasteurised, non homogenised) you wouldn't want to drink it the next morning, as it turns really quick. Even now, I never use the best before date on a bottle of milk, my good old nose tells me if it's good or not.
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