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These are some pretty interesting videos. They go a little fast for any sort of real analysis, but it's pretty fun to watch.
In League of Legends, one of the world’s most popular video games, teams of superpowered heroes fight to destroy their opponents’ bases.
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I'M GOING TO THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, ASSHOLES!

YES!

YES!

FUCK YOU!

YES!

I'm so excited. I don't even know WHAT to link. On the one hand... I'll miss seeing CLG there, and Monte I know tried really hard...

Prowess of NaJin - (Colors of the Wind Parody)

But let's be real. Monte knows what Dade is going to do to everyone: http://ggcmontecristo.tumblr.com/post/96527761002/i-asked-dade-what-he-thought-about-his-upcoming

More importantly, we should take a look at the Road to Worlds.

Road To Worlds: The Beginning
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Didn't know you play lol. Send me your player tag, perhaps we could make a match  :)
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A blast from the past?

THE PAST BLASTS BACK!

Also, Christopher, at the time, told me "That can't be mixed. Please don't try. And dropping it in the middle of some EBM is unfair to everyone."

It's not so much that he was wrong, it was that I didn't care.

Still don't.
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o_O

Space is big, everyone.

But like, really.

Really, really big.

If you don't get exactly how hugely, undeniably, WE-DON'T-HAVE-THIS-WORD-LY big space is... I can't help you.

"The odds of hitting one of Jupiter's moons [with a laser fired randomly from Earth's surface], for example, are on the order of one in a trillion."

Of course, we land stuff on other planets (okay, cool).

We also get things into orbit around other planets.

Not only that, but we get things in orbit around comets.

Granted, if you haven't played Kerbal Space Program, you might not understand why the second is way more impressive and the third is a multi-decade journey to land a grain of sand on a Tiger Woods hole-in-one he hasn't even tried to hit when you threw the grain of sand in the first place.

Okay, I haven't actually done the math on the last one. But here's Rosetta's flight plan: Rosetta's Twelve-Year Journey to Land on a Comet | ESA Space Science HD Video

Now, tell me that your brain would have been fried long before the "second Earth gravity assist" and that by the time they got so confident in the trajectory that they just let it power off for two and a half years you were pretty sure that the ESA is powered by Hogwarts.

Space is big, everyone. But we've got a pretty good handle on how big. At least, locally.

And by "we" I mean people who actually work on that stuff.

Not you.

You have no idea how big space is. It's conceptually beyond you. Me, too, but we can at least find refuge in grasping the magnitude of our ignorance.
Prev · Into the Blue. If I shot an infinitely strong laser beam into the sky at a random point, how much damage would it do? Garrett D. A lot of the time, if a question includes the word "infinity," the answer is "an infinite amount"—when there's an answer at all.
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Moving update:

I did not expect that to work as well as it did.

Yowza.
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RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!

Only the first five episodes, but... but..


RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
RED VS. BLUE IS ON NETFLIX!
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I'd say "Suck it, Trello!" but that seems almost TOO apropos...

Screw it. SUCK IT, TRELLO! ;)
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NOT EVERYBODY DIES, TICK!

Not you.

Not ever.

<3

http://www.people.com/article/tick-patrick-warburton-returning-amazon
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Hrm. That's all pretty distressing.

Koko was an interesting side-note in my childhood from when I was convinced I was going into one of the biological sciences (which obviously didn't happen), with a general aim toward primatology. Even though I abandoned that particularly educational aim, I've never given up on science or forgot about the things that made me interested in the first place.

Later in life, once I started reading about the crock that is "Facilitated Communication" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facilitated_communication), the problems with ape language research became pretty clear. It's not that the subjects don't communicate, but it's more that our ability to comprehend their motives for communicating is lacking. Moreover, as the article points out... they don't really chit-chat or make many observations. Thus, even if they were human, that's like getting to know somebody only through their answers to your questions... which are frequently non-sequiturs.

Combine that with an unwillingness to generate reproducible studies (they have the only freaking gorilla, and they haven't released the tapes), and you have all the makings of bad science.

And the idea that the apes in question suffer because of that is just... shitty.
Last week, people around the world mourned the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. According to the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, California, we were not the only primates mourning. A press release from the foundation announced that Koko the gorilla—the main subject of its research on ape language...
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This video is pretty freaking cool. Definitely worth watching up through the end.

Most definitely watch people apply sunscreen. Awesome!
 
What do you look like in UV?

This video showing people's faces in ultraviolet is astonishing, and delightful.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/08/14/portraits_in_uv_thomas_leveritt_video_of_faces_in_ultraviolet.html

The science of it is pretty cool, too. So I described it in the article! 
I spend a lot of time thinking about how narrowly we see the Universe. Our eyes perceive the narrowest slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, the huge range of flavor lights comes in. Radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays… They make visible light, from blue to red, seem hopelessly parochial....
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Welp. Lots of money has changed hands. Shit is happening.

I'm coming back to Fort Collins.

Quick FAQ, because obviously this hasn't been brought up anywhere else:

1) I'm keeping my existing job, but working remotely.
2) I'm living downtown.
3) I'm back for about a year. Likely not much longer. I've got a career to think about!
4) Yes, I probably missed you despite not talking to you. I don't talk to anyone.
5) No, I don't need your help. If I did, you already would have heard from me and not asked that question.
6) Bigger than you'd expect, but not flashy, you know? Something everyone is pretty in to, aside from "those" people.
7) Yeah, I guess, but it's not really high on my list of priorities.
8) Don't be stupid. What is wrong with you?!
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1. Will you have to update your LinkedIn Profile?
2. Living downtown or in an abandoned missile silo?
3. I'm buying Colorado-themed Calendars for everyone, how many will you need?
4. Who are you?
5. Please tell me you don't need anything, I'm way lazy.
6. What style of ascot do you prefer?
7. Shave your neck regularly?
8. Can you get a Kerbal ship into orbit using only RCS motors?
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Saw this. Thought of you (both).
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If it's frivolous, you can bet I want to know everything about it. If it's relevant, you can bet I'll find something wrong with it. If it's about me... it's probably true.
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Enough credits to have an MS, but dropped out of high school and college (more than once!). You know those smokers who say they've finally quit for good? That's me and education, baby.
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