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Sep 8th 2012 5:52AM Many Amish businesses and farms do have phones, they just don't allow them in the house. Some families will even share a truck - one for a group of homes, not one per home. It's been a few years since I've lived in Amish country, but it wouldn't surprise me to find out if some of them had netbooks hidden away and used dial-up.
That's not counting businesses like the Dutch Farmer's Markets in Maryland or the Essenhaus or Amish Acres in Indiana, which have large numbers of Amish and Mennonite families working in them, but aren't, themselves, restricted the way an Amish household would be.
They don't think technology is always evil, they think it's not something that should be a priority.
Jul 24th 2009 12:45AM The one and only strike for me was the guy who lost access to his own Kindle because Amazon suspended his account for making two many returns of products he had mailed to him.
Jul 1st 2009 8:50PM The economy? Something's wrong with the economy? Someone better give me a radio quick, so I can find out what you're talking about.
Jun 29th 2009 5:24PM There's an article by a George Mason professor on "Making Your Own Economy" in Fast Company Magazine. I think this bag would help me do this.
Nov 28th 2008 12:04PM Not the first.
Feb 5th 2007 1:09PM I knew it was the woman as soon as they showed her, since she was the most recognizable of the former Stargate people on the show, and in most mysteries, the most recognizable actor/actress is the culprit. I didn't recognize the leprecaun or the body builder (she played a Jaffa in a few episodes) at first.
Jun 2nd 2006 12:15PM I agree with Lampbane - while the movie showed River's breakout, this was a flashback, not something current. They were involved in an operation as soon as the flashback ended, not being newly introduced. There may have been breaks from the movie, but that wasn't one of them.
On his behavior, I thought the movie's implication was that Mac was kind of lonely, given that he was pining after the one that got away, and that he'd started being more of a dick to everyone.
May 15th 2006 11:20AM My favorite version is Dance Dance Counter-Revolucion, from Robot Chicken.
DDR is a game that's huge in Japan (or was a few years back), and spread all over the place over here. It actually requires physical activity, and it doesn't have any violence, which makes it easier to convince parents to buy it. Techno-weenies like it because they can make their own dance pads, and because it's Japanese. Arcades like it because it's one of those games that you can only play so long, so you put in your money, play a set or two, then let someone else put their money in. Besides, it gives them less of a bad name than games with snipers.
Should you know about it? Only if you hang around arcades, teenagers, or otaku alot.
Apr 21st 2006 10:51AM How about Ashton Kucher and that other guy from that seventies show. You know, the one without Demi Moore on his arm.