My video game career (I’m not kidding, I viewed it as a career) began playing the original version of Starcraft when it first came out.From here I moved onto Counterstrike 1.6, which ended up being the game I would play the most. David originally posted this as a Google Doc, and I’m reproducing his work here with his permission.
I searched around on Time’s website and looked through all of the covers from the 1970s. ) to find not a single cover with the promise of an in-depth, special report on the Coming Ice Age. Time’s competition, Newsweek, joined in with “The Cooling World” in 1975.
The faked image illustrates one of the fake-skeptics’ favorite myths: The 1970s Ice Age Scare.
It goes something like this: The entire purpose of this myth is to suggest that scientists can’t be trusted, that they will say/claim/predict whatever to get their names in the newspapers, and that the media falls for it all the time.
I think we can all agree that they are also a major cause as to why you lack the skills necessary to attract women, network, and live the life you want to live, instead of the one where you feel stagnant procrastinating at home night after night.
When you have nothing else to do on a Friday night, what do you do? When you come home tired after working 9–5, what do you do? When you’re looking to just relax for a minute and kill some time, what do you do? And soon this turns into a major addiction, and one of the hardest ones to break.
Maybe you even type “How to quit playing video games” into Google. A bunch of crap that doesn’t work at all, because the people who wrote the articles wrote what the What the fuck? Going to a friends house seems like good advice, except their friends are likely also playing video games, so now you are just making the problem worse, and limiting the time you play never works at all.