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Classy move. The people of tomorrow should be able to learn from the mistakes of yesterday. History should not be forgotten, especially when it's embarrassing.
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But more importantly if they don't republish their old work in one form or another they will lose the copyright and let them fall in the public domain. And everybody and their uncle would be able to be as politically incorrect as they wanted with those. Now investors couldn't let that happen, could they?
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New SDK. Go get it!
 
M is For Android Marshmallow. Time to enjoy another tasty treat from the Android team. The official Android 6.0 SDK is live for app developers! #AndroidDev #AndroidMarshmallow

http://goo.gl/bhaZqd

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Fallout Shelter hits Play Store!
BUILD THE PERFECT VAULT Create a brighter future…underground! Select from...
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I'm Fallout fan, I was quite disappointed that Bethesda ignored Android and launched the game only on iOS. I would jump on the hype train right from the day one. Now that I've read some two reviews and few other articles I couldn't care less about this game.
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Yay, the official blog post went out!  I'm thrilled that Android will be offering full app-data backup to the cloud starting with the M release.  I've wanted to make this happen for quite a while now.... ;)
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I'm sad to see DisneyQuest go not because of the bulky 90s headsets, but because they had some truly neat ideas that would be fun to see explored further. In particular the pirates ride/game, where you could get a crew of 6 running across the deck to fend off ghosts with cannons with one at the helm. It was a great example of the kind of same room, asymmetric cooperative gaming experience that Rock Band and others have tapped into since.
Disney World broke ground in virtual reality when it launched its DisneyQuest "interactive theme park" back in 1998. To say that times have changed would be an...
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There are a lot more applications of VR still at Disney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F62s0EIE0hg
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You should really go to this if you're in the area, Speechless is great.
 
If you happen to be in SF this Thursday and are curious about the Speechless comedy show, it's happening again.

And this time, there's another short comedy show before Speechless begins. At about 7:15pm, I and some other comedy friends will present a preview of Panelized, which the show's creator describes thusly:
Panelized is an interactive panel discussion that sets out to solve society's biggest problems by bringing a little comedy and competition to the conversation, where whether you make your point or miss the point entirely, someone's always keeping score.

Also, for the first time, there's an open-mic version of Speechless starting at 6:30, the winner of which will become the audience volunteer in the regular Speechless show.

Okay, that's all getting a little confusing - way too many details for a night of comedy. So let's simplify it:
This Thursday night at Public Works in San Francisco:
6pm Doors open
6:30 Crowdsourced open mic Speechless (signups start at 6)
7:15 Panelized 
7:30 Speechless

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speechless-august-820-tickets-17857531357
(one ticket gets you into all of it)

See you there.

p.s. I'm not actually in the Speechless show, just the new Panelized preview. But I'm pretty confident Speechless will be funny anyway.
You’ve seen presentations all of your life. But none like this. Speechless is a live show/corporate training phenomenon that puts presenters on stage to deliver a PowerPoint presentation without any knowledge of the slides or decks. Watch your favorite tech industry gods and comedians turn improvised presentations into a competitive showdown! Each presenter will be assigned a topic at random: TED Talk, Startup Pitch, even a self help seminar. The...
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Hope none of you are drinking this stuff. If you are it's probably time to throw it out. tl;dr it's full of lead and cadmium.
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As You Sow, a non-profit environmental-health watchdog, today filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent, a "meal replacement" powder recently featured in New York Times and Forbes stories reporting that workers in Silicon Valley are drinking their meals, eliminating the need to eat food. The 60-day notice alleges violation of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic ...
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From what I've gathered, As You Sow is the equivalent of a patent troll for foods. 
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Solo and Co-Op modes in a stretch goal expansion. Last week of the campaign!
 
Attention Fans of Solo mode and Co-operative modes in board games:

HUGE #KS Update Alert! #Solo AND #CoOp modes added to Stretch Goals list:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magicmeeplegames/darkrock-ventures-asteroid-mining-in-deep-space-bo/posts/1313218

#DarkrockVentures #GamelynGames
Magic Meeple Games is raising funds for Darkrock Ventures - Asteroid Mining in Deep Space Board Game on Kickstarter! A lightweight worker-placement Boardgame for 2-5 Players in 30-45 minutes! Assemble a crew & mine metal-rich asteroids in deep space!!
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My friend +Ian Stedman has a new board game up on Kickstarter! It's a fast-playing worker placement game that sits 2-5 and plays in under an hour. The results of your own dice rolls are combined with shared dice on the board to help determine your success in mining, and as is common for worker placement games plenty of abilities and options are available for modifying your dice and mitigating randomness. The winner is the player who is able to earn the most money by the time the board is sufficiently depleted of resources.

So far the game is fully funded and working its way through stretch goals. If you enjoy worker placement games it's an easy preorder at this point, you can even download a print and play version in advance.
A lightweight worker-placement Boardgame for 2-5 Players in 30-45 minutes! Assemble a crew & mine metal-rich asteroids in deep space!!
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Thanks +Ian Stedman  - Sounds fun... off to pledge!
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Just a reminder, Donald Trump's brain has been in the body of a dead cat for decades now.
After a 25 year hiatus, cartoonist Berkeley Breathed announced today the return of Opus, Bill the Cat, Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas and the rest of the misfit residents of the Bloom County comic strip ...
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No way, I can't believe he's back!

And comics still exist!
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We can't stop here, this is droid country.
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It's better to be Willy Wonka than to find a golden ticket.
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Android framework engineer at Google. I help make the little green robots.
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Shipped a few mobile games, an online collectible tactics game, some browser-based game frameworks and around 15 API releases of Android.
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