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Posted by  $  Dobrien 3 months, 3 weeks ago to Entertainment
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Looks like fun were I 20 years, no make that 30 years younger.Of course, it is nonsense, but then much of the things we consider fun, are. However, I'm all for having fun, but not so extreme.
    WARNING! The rest of this post may be considered off-topic.
    In my camera shop, when someone's color prints were not back from Kodak and we saw that the customer was irritated, I taught the staff to harmonize and sing "Some day my prints will come." Sung to the Snow White tune. If they didn't at least smile, I knew that something other than some color pictures were disturbing them.
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  • Posted by  $  Susanne 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Semi-submersible? Personally - it would be a VERY fun way to have a huge hole in the water to shovel your money into. Kind of like chasing the 39 meter racing yacht game, or almost worse, the Gulfstream Aviation customizing game (tho those are more like huge devices with thousands of spinning sharpened kerosene powered blades sucking money out of your account to shred...)

    But I could see how one could get seriously hooked on that. What's their range and top speed? How far below surface can they go? Can they go slow as well as fast?

    Better - what a way to commute from your island home to your office on the mainland...
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
      Two producers developed this product to market to the wealthy. They have a long waiting list as they are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for the product. Maybe you've heard that Boat is an acronym for" break out another thousand".
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      • Posted by  $  Susanne 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        Heard it? I'm just glad I got rid of my various holes in the water... I lived it for a while. Same with my 4 and 6 cylinder currency shredding fans (I never got into jet engines, thank God!!)...
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        • Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
          I have never had a boat or personal watercraft.
          If I want to fish I will rent a boat.
          With three young grandkids I prefer to help their parents out with extra cash.
          But I still think they are cool fun products!!
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  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Interesting application of a common technology, but pointless. It seems like a waste of time after the deadweight loss of the invested resources to build the silly contraptions. If I had the money to buy one, I would do something else with the money -- and spare myself the misery of being in one.
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 3 weeks ago
      Mr. Marotta, You sound like an anti-industrial socialist.
      From Ayn Rand:
      Whom and what are [the ecological crusaders] attacking? It is not the luxuries of the “idle rich,” but the availability of “luxuries” to the broad masses of people. They are denouncing the fact that automobiles, air conditioners and television sets are no longer toys of the rich, but are within the means of an average American worker—a beneficence that does not exist and is not fully believed anywhere else on earth.

      What do they regard as the proper life for working people? A life of unrelieved drudgery, of endless, gray toil, with no rest, no travel, no pleasure—above all, no pleasure. Those drugged, fornicating hedonists do not know that man cannot live by toil alone, that pleasure is a necessity, and that television has brought more enjoyment into more lives than all the public parks and settlement houses combined.

      What do they regard as luxury? Anything above the “bare necessities” of physical survival—with the explanation that men would not have to labor so hard if it were not for the “artificial needs” created by “commercialism” and “materialism.” In reality, the opposite is true: the less the return on your labor, the harder the labor. It is much easier to acquire an automobile in New York City than a meal in the jungle. Without machines and technology, the task of mere survival is a terrible, mind-and-body-wrecking ordeal. In “nature,” the struggle for food, clothing and shelter consumes all of a man’s energy and spirit; it is a losing struggle—the winner is any flood, earthquake or swarm of locusts. (Consider the 500,000 bodies left in the wake of a single flood in Pakistan; they had been men who lived without technology.) To work only for bare necessities is a luxury that mankind cannot afford.

      After ten years of R&D Mr Innes and Mr Piazza developed this luxury product they have expanded and employed skilled technical folks to
      Produce. The waiting list is over 7 months. Where you would spend your money is irrelevant.
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      • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
        His preference for something more interesting does not make him "sound like an anti-industrial socialist".
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        • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          The irrational 'downvoting' of clear facts, along with the juvenile snide comments, all out of personal feuding do not belong here. It's time for these clowns to go.
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            Posted by  $  3 months, 2 weeks ago
            I am not your Slave . I have three choices offerered with a thumbs up or a thumbs down or nothing. I will use them as I please and when you call a comment of mine a snide remark ,it is only snide because it is tainted from your snide boorish zealotry. I ask for no reinterpretation of someone else's comments. My expiriences with you has been to defend my right to an opinion.
            You can shackle my body but you can't shackle my mind!
            When some one says something , a mind has an opinion on what is meant.
            Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
            You have continually with self righteous judgement have told me that what was meant is different, than my opinion of what was meant. Your opinion of what is meant is just an opinion. Your AUTHORITARIAN actions telling me were I belong and where I don't will never stand with me. I am not your Slave!!
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            • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              But you do not have a right to your opinion. See the review of Crimes Against Logic.
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              • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                Not sure what you mean, but the book title gives a strong clue. He has a right, literally, to believe anything he wants, but no "right" in logic to contradict facts and logic, which is indeed a kind of epistemological "crime". There is a long history of equivocation by subjectivists who regard reason and logic as "shackling" them.
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                • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                  If you read the book, the author makes his own case, but I did summarize it correctly. dobrien has a political right to his opinion, of course, but not an epistemic right to just any belief.
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                • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                  There is an equally long and sordid history of those who try to undermine whatever they do not like with the claim that it is only "opinion" no better than anyone else's as they search for an exemption from having to contend with reasons. It's an intellectual egalitarian nihilism, dragging everything down to a lowest common denominator.
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                  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                    That is why we have freedom of religion and the attending tolerance. No one could prove that their religion was the Truth, so they all agreed to disagree. That's fine for religion. It does not work in science or philosophy. Even if two or more competing theories stand in ambivalent contradiction, the question is not settled with a fall back to the "right of opinion."

                    (I saw that you took a hit. I was going to plus it back to 1 but you have plenty of points. Consider it a battle wound.)
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                    • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
                      They have been 'downvoting' all of these posts on behalf of logic. The 'wound' is in their own minds; their shadowy opinions don't matter. To a rational observer they are 'downvoting' themselves in an undercurrent of invisible hysteria.
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            • Posted by ewv 3 months, 2 weeks ago
              Take your dramatic histrionics somewhere else. You wrote that Mike "sounds like an anti-industrial socialist". There is no basis for that. Those are your own words, not "interpretation". Your baseless "opinion" --" not necessarily based on fact or knowledge" -- makes no sense and was rejected accordingly in a simple statement: "His preference for something more interesting does not make him 'sound like an anti-industrial socialist'". That was it. It's not "tainted from snide boorish zealotry". When you assert something anyone has a right to respond. Adhering to objectivity is not "slavery" "shackling" your mind. Rejecting bizarre accusations is not "authoritarian". Your assertion that "Apparently You are now my personal interpreter" is another baseless snide comment. "But I will trade no value to you for your undesired service" is more of the emotional theatrics with no meaning. None of it is rational discussion.
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      • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 3 weeks ago
        "Roark stood on the cliff, by the structure,and looked at the countryside, at the long, gray ribbon of the road twisting past along the shore. An open car drove by, fleeing into the country. The car was overfilled with people bound for a picnic There was a jumble of bright sweaters, and scarfs fluttering in the wind; a jumble of voices shrieking without purpose over the roar of the motor, and overstressed hiccoughs of laughter; a girl sat sidewise, her legs flung over the side of the car; she wore a man's straw hat slipping down to her nose and she yanked savagely at the strings of a ukelele, ejecting raucous sounds, yelling "Hey!" These people were enjoying a day of their existence; they were shrieking to the sky their release from work and the burdens of the days behind them; they had worked and carried the burdens in order to read a goal--and this was the goal.

        "He looked at the car as it streaked past. He thought that there was a difference, some important difference between the consciousness of this day in him, and in them. He thought that he should try to grasp it. But he forgot. He was looking at a truck panting up the hill, loaded with a glittering mound of cut granite." -- The Fountainhead (page 140)
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        I have worked several jobs in automotive manufacturing, for Kawasaki, Honda, GM, and Ford. I understand and appreciate pushing the limits of technology. Honda produced a 32-cylinder Formula 1 car just to prove that they could. Honda partnered with Mississippi State University to develop a small jet plane for private owners. I get that. What I do not get is sitting in the stands at a track with 200,000 other people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of... ) to watch 20 cars race in a circle... Even less do I understand the people who buy fakes of those cars - TransAm, Mustang, Maserati - to drive on the street, or an "open" road limited to 75 mph.

        What else can you do in that super-duper speed boat, but drive around a bay making noise and jarring your bones while other people gape at you?
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        • Posted by  $  3 months, 3 weeks ago
          "What else can you do" Just have fun, and recharge for the next work week. Same with race fans. It is not for me but I am not the judge of how people spend their leasure time. I like to fish and can spend hours trying to catch a meal. Many don't care to do that. To each their own.
          BTW I love The Fountainhead thanks for that bit.
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          • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 3 weeks ago
            We have some ambivalencies here. I grant that other people have a full political right to their own pleasures. In that, it is not for one to judge another. The other side of the coin is that how you live your life matters: not all choices are morally equivalent.

            Also ambivalent is the absolute fact that we all often work where we must. That said, in the long run, over the course of one's life, the basic question is "how do you want to spend your time on Earth." Noting, again, that we all may have to take the work offered, over all, I do not slog through the week in order to enjoy the weekend. I am always up and ready every day, rain or shine. Right now, I have what became the best job I ever held. I have worked several weekends in a row, 21 days in a month, and was happy to do it. Not only that, but they paid me, too. Granted that, I was happy to have this past weekend off so that I could do work of my own, writing for publication.

            My goal is always to find personal satisfaction in productivity, achievement, and accomplishment. I learned that from reading The Fountainhead as a teenager.
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        • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 3 months, 2 weeks ago
          For stress relief, eye hand coordination skills and creating new connections in the brain; there is nothing like going as fast as you can skillfully. "The need for speed" has always been more than a pass time for mankind...spose we never would of gotten into space if it wasn't for that need to explore the boundaries of our existence and abilities...chalk one up for conscious man.

          I have been bitten by that bug all my life...used to road race Datsun 240Z's against Paul Newman and even made a profit doing so.

          Try driving 150 on the open road Mike, or better yet, on the back roads of New England...now that was a hoot!

          More recently: Try riding a 12 foot wave, surfing a 37' sailing yacht at 18 knots, standing at the helm yelling: "I'm on top of the world!"
          Not sure I ever came down from that high...
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    • Posted by  $  3 months, 1 week ago
      "No creator was prompted by a desire to serve his brothers, for his brothers rejected the gift he offered and that gift destroyed the slothful routine of their lives. His truth was his only motive. His own truth, and his own work to achieve it in his own way. A symphony, a book, an engine, a philosophy, an airplane or a building—that was his goal and his life. Not those who heard, read, operated, believed, flew or inhabited the thing he had created. The creation, not its users. The creation, not the benefits others derived from it. The creation which gave form to his truth. He held his truth above all things and against all men.
      His vision, his strength, his courage came from his own spirit. A man’s spirit, however, is his self. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.
      The creators were not selfless. It is the whole secret of their power—that it was self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-generated. A first cause, a fount of energy, a life force, a Prime Mover. The creator served nothing and no one. He lived for himself.
      And only by living for himself was he able to achieve the things which are the glory of mankind. Such is the nature of achievement." Ayn Rand
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