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Nature and Nurture: The myopia "epidemy" and its possible reasons.
- Nurture: http://www.nature.com/news/the-myopia-boom-1.17120 - Nature: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150331/ncomms7689/full/ncomms7689.html
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
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Scientists, regardless of gender, prefer female job applicants 2:1 over males.
US science and engineering professors preferred female job candidates by two to one.
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That doesn't really refute the study... the article states that there is a disparity between preference and actual positions. It would be interesting to find out how the applications outside of the controlled study environment look and how an initial preference of a female applicant changes to an actual selection of the male.

Just scientifically speaking, of course, I know that in "real" life it is in no way "interesting" but instead evil and wicked.
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Interesting App. Let's test.
 
Classroom ist für alle Nutzer mit einem Google Apps for Education-Konto ver...
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My local public school system uses it here in VA, USA. Very much like G+. I found myself very comfortable in the interface.
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Expressive.
 
St. Georg im Kampf mit dem Drachen, August Kiss, 1853
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This looks like some real kingdom death shit right here!
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Paper Media vs Digital: Stop the Whining already! (german language)
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Snapshots from a #FATE game

GM: "I try to be bastardly, but fair."
Player: "You're a fair bastard!"
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Player 1: "Astro physicists are badasses."
Player 2: "They're stellar."
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Fight against a Killer Robot with blade hands.
Player: "I am looking for something at least 3 feet long to use as a weapon."
GM: "Among the women's undergarments there is a nice set of flannel pajamas."
Player: "Awesome."
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GM rolls 4 minuses.
Player: "Are you going to reroll?"
GM: "Hell yeah I'm going to reroll!"
Rolls 2 minuses.
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NPC drops into the fight:
"Excuse me, please refrain from using other people's... (sees the opponent) WHAT THE DEUCE IS THAT??"
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Uh oh.
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Happy Easter, everyone!
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Happy Easter!
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"Be ruthless about protecting #writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. The funny thing is that, although writing has been my actual job for several years now, I still seem to have to fight for time in which to do it. Some people do not seem to grasp that I still have to sit down in peace and write the books, apparently believing that they pop up like mushrooms without my connivance. I must therefore guard the time allotted to writing as a Hungarian Horntail guards its firstborn egg."

-- J.K. ROWLING
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Take with grain of salt - not everyone uses R20. Still very interesting in terms of general trends. #rpg
 
Roll20's game numbers are really interesting. Having hard data on what people play (for a broad subset of people) makes me all data-nerdy.

Particularly cool, for me: Dungeon World is the top creator-owned game. The only things that get more play are D&D, Pathfinder, Star Wars, Shadowrun, and Dark Heresy.

The drop off from D&D and Pathfinder is also interesting. Those games get basically an order of magnitude more play than anything else.

Anyway, cool numbers, DW's popular, yay!
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"... because, because, because of one, cause of one, cause of one man."
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Yeah, and there is still a chance for Gary to throw his resurrection spell.
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I am @ahabicher. 

Fun with Time Zones:
I live in Central Europe, which means: 12:00 (noon) in Seattle or L.A. translates to 9 p.m. for me. Cozy 6 p.m. for the Pacific Coast means 3 a.m. for me.
New York is closer: 12:00 (noon) in NY means 6 p.m. for me. A relaxed East Coast evening meal at 7 p.m. happens at my 1 a.m. the next day.

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I am Andreas Habicher and I like #rpg, that is, not so much rocket propelled grenades, but rather: #pen&paper #roleplaying games. I blog as "Misoskop" (in German), I tweet as @ahabicher and I own a tiny little enterprise called "bichertext". I like literature, words, books, journalism (I've been an online journalist for some years), and I work in marketing & content management. I'm interested in filming and I like movies like the next man, as long as they have some decent dialogue and a good story in them. I also like good graphic novels and I would most certainly be honored to act as a Gentleman Companion to accompany, for a Modest Fee, the daring Aviatrix and accomplished Exploratrix Beatrice Henrietta Bristol-Smythe, DBE, on one of her High-Flying Adventures, when the Occasion warrants her an Escort.
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