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The Fool: When you aren't working or sitting in front of the computer, what occupies your time?
rivendale: I enjoy reading although I don't seem to find very much time for it these days - I especially like "techie" magazines (i.e. Linux Journal, Sound on Sound, T3, Home Cinema Choice) and Science Fiction or Fantasy novels. I also enjoy film and have bought far far too many DVDs since I got my player :-). Although I despise most forms of anything referred to as sport - this has quite a lot to do with the professional sadists my school employed (they called them P.E. teachers) - I enjoy most forms of board games, card games etc. A particular favourite game at the moment is Dragon Dice (I would be very surprised if very many people have heard of this game).
The Fool: How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
rivendale: I found a reference online, the Fool had been nominated for the 18 Creative Freedom Awards.
The Fool: Give a short description of your best and/or worst vacation.
rivendale: Best vacation - Florida August 1996, This area really is the cat's pajamas. Particular highlight a round of crazy golf with friends.
Worst vacation - Greece May 1994, bugger all to do for a fortnight
The Fool: What's your biggest pet peeve?
rivendale: Knee jerk political reactionaim.
Banning guns in the aftermath of the Dunblane massacre.
The clamp down on video in the early 1980's.
The child support legislation.
etc. etc.
All ill thought out and foisted on the public because some dough-head politician thought it might be popular!
The Fool: If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
rivendale: The Woodstock Festival
The Fool: Does ethics or 'socially responsible investing' have a place in your investment approach? How so? How not?
rivendale: No I'm investing to make money - not to save the world. There is very little an individual can do to alter the policies pursued by large companies.
The Fool: Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?
rivendale: Who cares?
The Fool: List some of your favorite websites, with running commentary where appropriate. (Please provide the URLs, too.)
rivendale: http://www.melonfarmers.co.uk/
This is an anti-censorship site with very outspoken ideas. You probably won't agree with everything on their site. I firmly believe in the right of the individual to decide what is acceptable - what needs censored and what doesn't. I don't need a government or self-appointed "protector of the public morals" to decide what I can read or watch.
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