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This is #awesome #ingress. Enlightened agents at the North Pole.
 
Enlightenment at North Pole

Sometimes life makes surprises, and suddenly you find yourself in such a place, which was not in your mind even couple of weeks ago.
In such a way, my life has turned out, and it was so that me, agent of Enlightened faction, got to the North Pole. It was interesting, it was hard, it was scary - but I must point out that there are no obstacles for Enlightenment - that is why my field flag is fluttering at the Russian ice station "Barneo" ... I had to sacrifice my 252 days of Sojourner medal, but it was worth it. I do not know how many agents were at the North Pole, but I can say for myself - I was, I saw, I know ... Enlightenment will find you at any corner of the Earth - resistance is unavailing! :)
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This hand art is both weird and impressive. 
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Ready for a whole load of #WonderCon cosplay? 
Sneaky Zebra are good. They're a fan of the sweeping shot, spinning around to show some more cosplay and they're good at the quirky scenes. Dinosaurs!
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Now - this is what a Warhammer orc looks like! 
Steven K Smith makes props and cosplay at a professional level. This orc won the US Regional Championship at C2E2.
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Most see a concept sports car. I see a hardcore #Ingress Enlightened battlewagon! :) 
Don’t engage in dangerous driving. Pull over safely before opening up your scanner and helping to fight off the N’Zeer and the influence of the so-called Resistance.
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This looks very cool. The computer game demo is particularly clear as to how the AI will add business value.
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Jahan's motivations are unknown to me. I can see why she's not popular with the Resistance. First; she's actively working to bring the N'Zeer to Earth, helping them to #ingress, while many in her faction would surely oppose it?

Secondly, she's also the leader of the Anti-Magnus cult. The purpose of the Anti-Magnus is to oppose the 13Magnus group. The clue is in the name. Right? Hank Johnson is the current leader of the 13Magnus group (not that they share updates with us).

As the leader of the Anti-Mangus, opposed to everything 13Magnus and Hank is working for, you'd expect Jahan to be the enemy of Hank. Right? That's kinda her role. She's the opposition.

In the recent leaked communication between the two they both agree they're not enemies. Of course, it could just be a lie, but if so it's told from the belief that the relationship between the two is one when such platitudes are appropriate. 
When I learned that the Acolyte’s compound was attacked, I was fairly certain we would trace this back to Jahan and the Anti-Magnus group. Hank Johnson had the same thought, it seems, and con…
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We're not even at the start of #overwatch cosplay season yet. 
This Overwatch cosplay of Reaper is the work of Bloodraven.
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Fantastic Wonder Woman design. This is based on Batman v Superman but with the colours brightened up. 
Panterona is a talented cosplayer from Trinidad and she's winning headlines with this strong Wonder Woman cosplay. The outfit is based on the Batman v Supe
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Got family? Check out one board game to win two of them :) 
One prize not good enough for you? Here's a chance to win Mage Company's Carrotia for 1-6 players, ages 8+, as well as The Cohort for 2-6 players and ages 8+. What do you have to do to win these excellent games? You just have to check out Aether Captains!
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An interesting take on Ghost on the Shell and the whitewashing debate. This guy isn't just a vlogger. He's the script writer Max Landis.

The TL;DR is a bit harsh. You might summarise it as 'ScarJo is in Ghost in the Shell because there are no good Asian actresses'

My point of view? I think acting should be colour blind.
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I'm think I agree with Actors' Equity that "Non-Traditional Casting" is a better term than "Color blind" in this case, for the reasons that I stated above. Ms. Johansson's casting can certainly be portrayed as color blind (and I think that Hollywood would argue such), but it is in no way non-traditional. But, there is also the question of whether or not ethnicity in germane to this issue, and many of the people who argue against Johansson as Major Kusanagi say that it is.
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Wordpress 4.5 is out. Looks like they've improved image compression which is good timing as I was starting to look at the costs of paying for some professional plugins to manage mine. 
Other new features include editing improvements like inline linking, new formatting shortcuts and more.
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We started using compression and caching plugins when we moved GC over to WordPress from Joomla in early 2015 (or was it late 2014?). I would recommend it.
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Digital marketing; I've experience in SEO, PPC, Affiliate/Performance Marketing, Display and Social. That experience is relevant in desktop and mobile as well as a bit of connected big screen whether via smart TV or gaming console. I've technical skills, blogging skills and know my limits when it comes to wrestling a presentation into shape.
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  • Cello Signal
    Head of Media Technology, 2016 - present
  • DigitasLBi
    Media Innovations Director, 2003 - 2016
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Andrew is Media Innovations Director at DigitasLBi and happily spends his day deep in digital marketing.

On the weekends Andrew divides his time between geeky hobbies like RPG, anime, sci-fi, the occasional web project and more digital marketing. He runs sites like www.geeknative.com because even in his time off he likes to get digital!

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  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Napier University
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I really enjoyed my trip to Strumpets. The cafe is friendly and warm. It's the sort of place where I could easily see myself settling down with a pot of tea and a good book while occasionally giving in to the temptation of their baking. The baking is a big plus for Strumpets. It's fresh, fluffy and light. The raspberry sponge cake I had was delightful and they cut me an impressive wedge. A pet hate of mine is when cafes give you tea that needs to sit for a while but leave you to guess how long you should wait for. Nice to see that Strumpets handed out an old fashioned timer to help avoid that problem. It really did help with the ambience too. Lastly; the drinks. Sit in or take away, Strumpets really are there on the high of the coffee spectrum and without some of the pretentious nonsense you sometimes encounter. Recommended.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Simple but effective! I hesitate to use the phrase "old style sandwich shop" incase that's seen as a negative. Old style, however, is what No 1 is. Push through the door and you enter a shop with plenty of room for customers to stand and wait. Drink fridges to your left and a shelf to your right, no tables, chairs or wifi. The upfront deli will make you sandwiches from the usual suspects in a no nonsense range of rolls. No 1 does hot food beyond bacon rolls, too. Chili and chips, Mac Cheese or even haggis. Service is friendly and good. Customers are loyal, lots of taxi drivers and workmen (which tells you something) and you rarely get a time waster asking for an antioxidant mayo with African cocoomocoo root in the queue. One note of caution - sometimes the hot food can take a few minutes to emerge from the kitchen.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Under a modern tent you'll find dinosaurs and ancient geology. I've been many times - enjoyed computer games exhibits, listened to industry presentations for work, tucked into canapés and, once, looked at a history show. I've always found the staff to be intelligent and pleasant. Food is often good (which is handy as there is no nearby alternative) but remains at conference level. If I was holding a swanky business conference then I'd certainly consider Dynamic Earth. If the venue still performs any other role, I'm surprised, and would worry.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The Playhouse is great for wheelchair users, book in advance and let them know you're coming. One of my favourite theatres in Edinburgh, the Playhouse has good seating with a strong range of options. I've sat all over the venue and haven't really found a terrible seat yet. There are a number of the bars that can serve up drinks in plastic cups, suitable for taking into in theatre, but most times, during itermissions, you can get ice-cream and sweets from ushers. Think about getting home. There is a taxi rank outside but it'll likely be very busy.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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You tend to know what you get from Pizza Express and this venue ticks all those boxes (in a good way). The food is good - but if pizza isn't your thing then you have limited options - and Pizza Express tends to have a good range of puddings. What this Pizza Express has above some of the others is a view. You can sit here, taking advantage of the glass wall, and watch the Water of Leith. Additionally, staff are friendly and the wifi robust.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
A great bar but very busy. Weirdly they'll serve coffee but not tea. The Hanging Bat is a craft beer venue. This means you get a great range of independent beers but don't always get to enjoy them a pint at a time. Although the bar can get very busy there is quiet a bit of space. Look around and you might be able to find a table. I'm particularly fond of the back of the building where you can check out the micro brewery.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
A standard Zizzi; which means good enough. The staff here are friendly and the food is safe. Zizzi, as a rule, are good with special requests providing you don't go too far from the menu. I like this Zizzi because it's in a very handy, central, location, and kept clean. On the downside, it can be busy and there's nothing remarkable about the view. Food comes pretty quickly and rarely lets you down.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago