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Brint Kriebel (bekit)
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I so hope this can actually happen. Something tells me it'll be a battle, though.

#sanderswarren2016   #warrensanders2016  
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✓ Establish "Movin' like Bernie" as the United States national dance.
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My yearly supply of free envelopes from my condo association has arrived. Why would anyone use coupon booklets instead of online billpay?
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What really frustrates me is when they charge a "convenience fee" if you want to pay online. Ridiculous. 
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Fact checked, with science!

"I don't often eat their burgers, and will continue to not often eat their burgers. My problem is not with McDonald's. My problem is with bad science."
 
Interesting read
A few weeks back, I started an experiment designed to prove or disprove whether or not the magic, non-decomposing McDonald's hamburgers that have been making their way around the internet are indeed worthy of disgust or even interest. Here are the results.
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Twisted Inquiring minds want to know.
 
How do a group of males in their mid 20's go to a +Taylor Swift​ concert without looking creepy?
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I am not entirely sure that is possible.
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My review of Elite: Dangerous (http://www.elitedangerous.com/)
TL/DR: Good, as long as you know what you are getting into.

If you, like me, used to play Flight simulators back in the F15 Strike Eagle II days and enjoyed TradeWars 2002 on BBS, you'll likely love this game.

I haven't played flight sims in over a decade, mostly because the genre seemed to bore me after a while. I haven't owned a joystick since the early 90's. When I heard about Elite, every review said that you need to have a proper joystick setup (HOTAS) to enjoy it. I picked up a Saitek X52 (basic, not pro) and immediately understood. Flying in this game is a dream with these sticks. The first time you fly toward a space station at high speed, flip the ship sideways and slam lateral thrusters to slide yourself into a dock, you can't help but smile. Flight is fantastic, and I'm still using the starter ship with flight assist turned on.

Gameplay wise, it does slow down a bit. This is a HUGE universe, and you actually have to travel in it. The dynamics of how that is done are actually pretty fantastic. For instance, when traveling within a system but between planets/stars, you go into "supercruise" mode where you start building up speed several times beyond the speed of light. Your speed keeps climbing as long as it isn't inhibited by a large gravity source, so you cover distances faster the further you have to go. About halfway there, you better start slowing down, or you are going to end up shooting past your location and having to turn back. Major bonus points for the speed being in "C" and the distance being in light years / light seconds.

You'll be spending most of the beginning stage just hauling stuff between space stations for cash. That's still the stage I'm in. This is where it reminds me of TradeWars; buy low, sell high, repeat. I'm looking forward to having enough money to outfit a ship for battles and trying out things like bounty hunting.

However, besides having a ship that can fight and blowing up harder and harder ships, I'm not sure what kind of later gameplay there will be. There's no controlling of sectors or working toward defeating some larger group of enemies. What you do has an effect on faction standing with various groups, but it doesn't seem to be that important. So, once I get bored of flying and have a better ship, I'm not sure what I'll do in the game. There is an upcoming "Wing" update that is supposed to bring in group gameplay; I'm hoping that also brings some more challenges.

None-the-less, if you go by +Jean-Baptiste Quéru's standard of breaking the cost of a game down by how much enjoyment you get out of it, I'm happy with it. Even with the cost of HOTAS added in, I think I'll get more than my fair share of enjoyment out of the game. I also hear that there are some other games coming out this year that will also benefit from the sticks, so those shouldn't only be counted toward this.

If you like flight sims and think controlling a moving object in space with both hands on flight control sticks sounds awesome (and you don't mind some monotony), I think you'll like the game. If you are expecting an arcade style experience with fast paced action, you may want to pass.
Take control of your own starship in a cut-throat galaxy. Start with a small starship and a few credits, and do whatever it takes to get the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite. 400 Billion Star Systems. Infinite Freedom. Blaze Your Own Trail ...
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+Brint Kriebel Everything I've read from the devs indicates that have big ambitions. We're supposed to be getting a missions overhaul in 1.1. Also, in theory, you can do some interesting things by manipulating the factions. You can flip bases by increasing influence and, in theory, you can flip entire systems although right now systems don't flip without dev intervention. There's also been hinting that an alien race is gonna show up in an update. If you look around you'll also find lots of systems that require "unknown permits" to entire which are systems the devs have reserved for future content updates.
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Wow... Well done, Microsoft.
 
#pixelpushing

And then, one day after the story of Lenovo and Superfish went viral, Microsoft published an update to Windows Defender that both removes Superfish itself and resets all SSL certificates that were affected, and I was imagining the engineer in charge of that update being all like...
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Pretty much every day for me.
 
Sometimes I put headphones on but forget to actually play music. So I just sit here at my desk in silence.
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I like "co-irker".  I've oft used "cow orker", which sound offensive, but isn't as clear. :)
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This is my favorite part of building CM 12.0 / AOSP Lollipop.
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This certainly clears a few things up. 
Cyanogen's Founder clears the air If you've been following the misadventures of OnePlus and Micromax over in India, you know that there's been a bit of a disagreement over who gets to use Cyanogen OS (as opposed to the totally open-source CyanogenMod) due to an exclusivity agreement that was created alongside the launch of the Micromax Yu brand. It's been a pretty big mess that has...
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Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Applied Networking and Systems Administration, 2000 - 2004
  • Seneca High School
    1996 - 2000
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February 14
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bekit
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Geek.
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@bekit in other places.

Geek, CyanogenMod device maintainer and VMware employee.
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Was once blessed by a nun at Best Buy.
Work
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Senior Operations/Release Engineer @ Cyanogen, Inc. / Device Maintainer @ CyanogenMod
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  • Cyanogen, Inc.
    Senior Operations/Release Engineer, 2013 - present
  • CyanogenMod
    Device Maintainer, 2011 - present
  • VMware
    Senior Member of Technical Staff - Horizon Mobile, 2011 - 2013
  • VMware
    Solutions Architect - Professional Services, 2005 - 2011
  • Erie Insurance Group
    Information Security Specialist, 2003 - 2005
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