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Totally crazy detail. Love it :)
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I miss many of these people. I am grown enough to admit that that being banned from stumble genuinely hurt my feelings. It changed my entire life path. It robbed me of my main source of expression and friends.

It makes my blood boil that mean spirited people like the mod that banned me and the people that "reported" me won, but they did. And there will be no later win. I'll spend my whole life poor and in this corner. But I am loved, and mostly healthy, and alive.

It doesn't feel like enough, but I know it is, and I'm as thankful as I can be for what I have and for what hasn't been taken. But I think I'll be sad and afraid forever.
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Awesome. Critical tool for solo players, especially since it lets you die during boss fights and they don't regenerate.
Borderlands/Borderlands 2/Borderlands the Pre-Sequel 4-player difficulty slider. Pandora getting too easy for you? Use the 4-player difficulty tool to trick the game into thinking there are more players in it. Requires the .NET Framework 4.0, which is available here. This tool was created using ...
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I already do all this, but if you're poor you can't risk getting rid of stuff because you know you won't have the money to replace it when needed. It's like gambling.
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Books for me are pretty easy to be rid of because of how cheap they are to replace, kindle, and the fact that kept books are kind of an affectation, an emotional trophy case where you show off how (whatever) you are. Smart, compassionate, deep, poetic, etc.

Makes the whole collection feel cheap. I reduced my entire collection to a single shelf's worth of actual books.

Sidenote: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/sentimental-clutter
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I am tired of these individual sob stories. Don't get me wrong I want the bank (or whatever) off her back but there are some nasty downsides to this trend of individual eviction petitions.

Firstly, it fragments the movement. We need total financial reform and we're not going to get that unless we move like a school of fish. While we are busy fighting for one family they are busy exploiting 10,000 others. It's like a shell game with a thousand cups. We need to be attacking the table, not watching a handful of cups.

Secondly it creates a kind of compassion hierarchy checklist, where certain kinds of people are passively informed that no one would give a crap about their plight because of race, gender, family, or employment status. Being at the bottom of that checklist because I'm white, male, without children, and unemployed, frankly sucks. It makes me feel totally alone. The bank could completely destroy my life and I wouldn't even get 50 signatures under this model. It reminds me that neither the 1% suits nor their culture of victims care about me. Makes me feel like I'm drowning in a sea of psychopaths.

Thirdly, it creates the impression of something being done when in fact nothing is being done. We end up with a kind of petition lottery where a 1000 people make one and only one or two sees results. This discourages legislative/political response by undermining the perceived need for it. It's hard enough squeezing an ounce of humanity out of this corporate oligarchy without us handing them settlement offers by the dozen.

Fourthly it lets these companies off the hook. It teaches them to be shady to everyone and simply reverse their position on a case by case basis if they get enough bad publicity from a given petition, and when they do so they even get a PR bump for being reasonable and responsive and compassionate when in fact it's more like a land lord in a rickshaw tossing pennies at homeless kids for a photo op after being shamed in the press.

Fifthly it leads to a kind of outrage fatigue, where we stop getting pissed because we are used to seeing these stories again and again and we walk away from each of them feeling like justice is being done expressly because we don't see the thousand other petitions that never got made or never got signatures and even if we see them we conclude that those people must not be worth helping or else they'd get signatures.

And finally a petition boils down to a request. We're essentially begging thieves to give back scraps from the feast they have stolen and then copiously thanking them when they do.

It's time to stop begging.
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I share a quote by this guy all the time.

This is an awesome piece of writing.

h/t +Adrianna Wanderer
b/c +Jayne Sargent +Phil Sergent 
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+Jayne Sargent I know right? Dude is completely amazing. He's also absolutely correct.

American life makes so much more sense when you recognize the agenda of these institutions for what they actually are as opposed to what they ostensibly are.

If you look at the mental health system in this country from the perspective of the treatment of legitimate mental illness, it seems wildly incompetent, but when you look at it form the perspective of defiance suppression and mass mind control it suddenly is as elegant in design as the hinged self sharpening face of a sand wasp.
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This is absolutely awesome. #Borderlands2 Gibbed paste codes and pictures of virtually everything.
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I love the cutaway! That is super great. It's like a clock that projects rapid entropy :)

Sidenote: I really believe it'll be possible to simulate this experience one day with a combination of VR and force feedback devices. That really does look absurdly fun but incredibly expensive. Too expensive to be fully enjoyable to me.

I'd always walk away feeling like a fop of some kind. To literally burn that kind of money for pure momentary personal enjoyment is just something I can't bring myself to embrace.
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I must say I'm annoyed by the product search focus this article takes but hey, an ipl company, a drug company and apple, what else do you expect but money lust and psychopathy.

However, this is still an AI finally being aimed at improving human health and life span. That will only help us in the long run.
IBM today announced a new business unit based on the Watson supercomputer that will allow physicians, researchers and others to share healthcare data over a secure analytics platform massive data stores to be culled for deep insight into healthcare patterns.
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Cute :)

But also a little kitty psychopathic. Like "Narced out post op other kitties and puppies sure make for a warm sleeping spot." :P

h/t +Adrianna Wanderer 
Rademenes is just your average neighborhood nurse cat.
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This file format, thanks to IPL and coder greed, makes my video camera gather dust. It produces gargantuan video files. Like 2 gig for 11 minutes of video. And it's impossible as far as I can tell to compress it to a worthwhile mp4 without a degree in software "engineering" (jumping through arbitrary software hoops isn't the same as squeezing utility out of the physical constants.)

The video is beautiful, no question, but also basically worthless unless I have piles of money and no interest in sharing my work.

Maybe someday a user friendly YIFY quality compressor will happen, but I doubt it. All the coders/companies capable of making it would rather sell it than open source it.
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I'm a politically and culturally subversive author with obsessive tendencies and a lot of free time. I feel a sense of personal responsibility for the fate of my species. My writing is the result.

My primary blog is at http://underlore.com but this G+ profile is a far more active representation of my viewpoint.

Generally I feel the answer to society's ills are technological in nature not political or cultural.
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Certified locksmith, patented inventor, concealed weapons permit, never broken a confidence.
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