Kat Moore

Mantua, NJ, United States

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Kat Moore
Posted over 2 years ago
Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before
OK, so the millionaire created a $650 cookbook for other millionaires. Guess he hasn't heard about the economy yet. Or Alton Brown, who also teaches the physics of cooking, and you can watch his show on TV. And this guy expects to make money on his art/science/cookbook. Maybe someday he'll publish a version of his book the rest of us can afford. You know, the 99.9999% of Americans who make less than $75,000.00 a year. That's less than $1,500 a week BEFORE taxes, and would represent the combined income of two working adults. Of course, when you're worth well over $600 million, taxes don't apply, at least not in the percentages the rest of us pay. Do I sound a little jaded and cynical? Go figure. I'll be watching Alton Brown and reading Julia Child--both of whom were/are also fascinated about the 'why' of cooking, as well as the 'how'. And their books are eminently more affordable.
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Kat Moore
Posted about 3 years ago
We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?
What Jeremy Ogram said. We are saturated with marketing to consume those empty calories. Not only that, there has been a parenting trend towards hyper-vigilance in the last few decades. Kids are kept indoors instead of being sent outside to play. They learn to be sedentary. I'm not advocating for careless parenting, but I feel sorry that kids don't have the same freedom to roam that I had.
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Kat Moore
Posted about 3 years ago
We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?
We're all susceptible to addictive behavior; and gamers have the same addiction curve as any other segment of society. Some are not addicted at all, some are habitual users whose lives function quite well, and a few cannot control themselves. People who are prone to extreme additive behavior will exhibit that tendency in many ways. The overall population of gamers has about the same level of addicts as any other socially acceptable activity such drinking, gambling, etc.
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Kat Moore
Posted about 3 years ago
We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it?
Playing online makes me feel more connected...I learn constantly, and interact with people who have similar interests to mine, which I do not find locally. Also, I am past the age of parenting, and all my nieces and nephews are grown, but many of my online friends are parents, and depending on their childrens' ages, may or may not have the kids online with them, too. I can truly say some of the most joyful moments I've had recently have been playing with kids too young to be 'chatting' and interacting with me only through our characters in the virtual world. Kind of like getting down on the floor to play 'dolls' with them =) As a mom, if you don't have time to play, how do you recharge your happiness batteries? I'm only saying this because your statement makes it sound like you are too busy working--but of course there are many ways to play! Online gaming just happens to be the current one.