(Another rant). (This is getting really really dumb dumb dumb). Last night I couldn't get to sleep and ended up waking up really early before sunrise. I ended up driving a half hour to the closest casino, and flushing several hundred $$$$ down the toilet on blackjack, while chugging down coffee after coffee (and also several red bulls). By the time I had enough and drove home, I just happened to pass by a computer store on the main boulevard and dropped in. Another dumb "impulse buy", where I ended up buying three Samsung dvdr drives which were on sale. When I got home, I decided to give these new Samsung dvdr drives a dry run, by checking through several dvd sets I've been thinking of watching again. (Stuff like The Outer Limits, Covert Affairs, etc ...). In my experience, Samsung dvdr drives are good for dealing with some problematic dvd discs which the LiteOn, LG, Sony, etc ... drives can't handle very well. (More generally). Back in 2011 I was looking for another activity which doesn't involve gambling. It just happened that dvds and blurays was something convenient to take my mind off of casinos. My thinking at the time was that it was better to be a degenerate couch potato, than being a degenerate gambler. I now know that any extreme degenerate activity is very bad all around.