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A friend of mine just dropped his debut track on iTunes, and it is pretty freaking good. Check out the preview and give it a download if you like it! No auto-tune garbage here, just quality vocals and a good composition. \\ Wanting You - Single by Black Fly Reviews
https://itun.es/us/pMJQdb #newmusic #nowplaying #haveyouheard #musicdownloads
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This is pretty incredible. What's behind that door?!! #Tibia  
It took someone nine years to unlock a long-hidden secret. But once they did, that player disappeared and took the answers with them.
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Yeah.

Anybody wants to find it out, grind your levels. He's earned his secrecy 
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My lifestyle podcast is now available on Google Play Music! Please check it out and give it a listen today!  #podcasting   #podcasts   #entertainment   #lifestyle  
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What's Wrong With Hillary? A thoughtful +POLITICO article—NOT a "hit piece"—about the current state of presidential politics. #election2016   #politics   #presidentialelection   #berniesanders   #hillaryclinton  
The GOP is fretting about Trump, but the Democrats’ likely standard-bearer could do just as much damage to her own party.
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IN THIS EPISODE:
Cody unexpectedly became a political writer when his post about Bernie Sanders went viral. Hear him discuss how it’s changed his life, including a surprisingly thoughtful discussion with Jon about politics and identity. Then, hear Jon go “FULL GAMER” and chat about the roguelike video game Sunless Sea.
#podcast   #podcasts   #feelthebern   #berniesanders   #politics   #primaries   #iowacaucus   #viral   #goingviral   #ideology  
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I do not want this woman to be the president of the United States of America. #Election2016   #FeelTheBern   #politics  
The Democrats appear to be letting Hillary Clinton sleepwalk them into the doldrums of a campaign that will not be able to channel the emotions of the electorate.
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I just spent over 2 weeks in Madrid. Here's what I learned, and here are some things you might want to know before visiting! #traveltips   #Spain   #Madrid   #podcast  
Cody Gough returns to the web-exclusive Brian Noonan Show Podcast after spending over two weeks in Spain, equipped with travel tips for a soon-to-be-Madrid-bound Brian Noonan.
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Rob Walch, VP Podcaster Relations at Libsyn, gave a presentation at +Podcast Movement that by many accounts was the best session of the event. I unfortunately missed it, and thus don't have a huge amount of context around the data here, but I wanted to share a link to his presentation anyway for those interested. A few myths about podcasting are busted herein, and it's a very straight-forward look at the state of the podcasting industry and where it's headed.

A few things covered:
-Median downloads per episode of all podcasts (spoiler alert: it's 173 dpe)
-How iTunes works, and how SPECIFICALLY to link to iTunes
-"Bad content on a consistent schedule will never beat good
content with no schedule"

Oh, and there's a promo code on the last slide if you're interested in signing up for a +Libsyn account (full disclosure: my #podcast, +Game/Life Balance U.S. [Game/Life Balance U.S.], is self-hosted, and I have never used Libsyn, but I know many #podcasters who are quite happy with it).

Happy #podcasting, everyone! #PM16

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+Daniel J. Lewis and I was bummed I didn't
attend yours or Dave's Q&A. I catch up virtually :)
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Check out the debut game from the amazing +Ryan Dombrowski!! #mobilegames   #gaming   #indiegame  
Dess M-8 is a designed for mobile, frantic yet soothing arcade style time a...
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Thank you kind sir!
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"Ideologies do matter. But they are not the only thing. We just need to understand them, and know when they're being used to manipulate or deceive or avoid independent thinking."
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The worst moment of the entire 2016 presidential campaign was when Bernie Sanders first uttered the phrase "democratic socialist." Why? Because since last summer, it seems like every online discus...
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The problem is that view is still in the minority in the US. The red scare and decades of irrationally demonizing an entire form of government, placing it beyond rational analysis, still has the word "socialism" in a state of taboo for a large chunk of the US. I really like the new memes with people calling bernie a commie and Nazi and underneath sanders says "you need free college"
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A modder cracked open the FFVI PC port, and found a surprise waiting underneath its 'remastered' surface.
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Check out the first episode of my brand-new podcast, +Game/Life Balance U.S.! #podcast  
Cody Gough and Jonathan Martin debut their new lifestyle podcast, Game/Life Balance U.S., after 4 years of hosting their video game podcast, Unqualified Gamers, which they ended at the end of 2015....
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I was always shocked at how you guys were able to balance your games and life at the same time. Haha
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Edgepark is a clear example of the worst things about the American health system. Don't use them unless you have literally no alternative. I called Edgepark in June to re-order medical supplies. I wear a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), and I was going to spend July in Europe, so I wanted to ensure that my supplies would arrive on August 1 upon my return (my last sensor would expire on July 30). The representative on the phone GUARANTEED I would have the supplies upon my return, and that I would have to take no further action. On July 29—while I was still in Europe—I received a voicemail that I "had to take further action to complete my order." Strike 1. I called immediately upon returning to the U.S., and was informed that my payment information was invalid (despite the fact that the representative I'd spoken with in June GUARANTEED me that my order was all set, and that they had the exact same payment information on file that I'd used for the same order in May). They said I owed them $163.52. I had clearly told them that I needed my CGM sensors because I was leaving for a conference on August 3 and needed a CGM while traveling, but getting $163.52 from me was more important than protecting my health. I had been a customer with Edgepark for 2 years at this point, by the way, so I was not some random new customer. I called my insurance provider on August 1, and the rep explained that Edgepark should be directly billing my flex spending account, not billing my FSA debit card. She then conference called Edgepark and we spoke to a representative. My insurance rep explained the billing situation to the [rude] Edgepark rep, who then confirmed "everything is verified, we'll ship today, you should receive your supplies by tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest." I reminded her that I needed the sensors for my conference and the rep GUARANTEED that my payment had been resolved and that my supplies would arrive on time. They didn't arrive. Strike 2. I called Edgepark and was told that "they had not submitted a payment request to my insurance company." Literally, their system didn't even show that they had contacted my insurance company at any point, DESPITE the fact that they had already paid Edgepark thousands of dollars to cover 90 percent of the cost of my order AND the call 2 days prior had supposedly confirmed that everything had been settled. At this point, it was too late for me to receive the CGM sensors in time for my conference, and yet again they were asking for "valid payment information." I relented and gave them my personal credit card number to cover the $163.52 after verifying with my insurance provider that they would reimburse me. Finally, they shipped my order. The following Monday, I went online to submit a reimbursement claim. There, I found that Edgepark had deducted $163.52 from my FSA. AND they had charged my credit card. So I was ineligible for reimbursement from my insurance provider. Strike 3. I called Edgepark, and their records showed that they had charged my personal credit card... but their system had NO RECORD of the $163.52 deduction from my FSA. Nobody would refund my money. I was refunded the money nearly 2 weeks later, after half a dozen phone calls with Edgepark, several problems with their computer system and broken promises, and having to live for a week without a CGM. At one point during my convention, by the way I woke up with a blood sugar of lower than 40 mg/dL. This is extremely dangerous—well within the boundaries of a possible seizure or even death. A CGM could have helped me prevent this, but Edgepark needed its $163.52 before they could ship me potentially live-saving medical supplies. They never offered me an apology or discount or gift card or anything to make up for wasting my time and endangering my life. This is a terrible company with atrocious customer service, a terrible lack of professionalism, a total lack of expertise, and no compassion or regard for the well-being of its patients. It is a for-profit corporation that cares about one thing: money.
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On a temperate Saturday in March, the guy working in Aje Cafe told my girlfriend that they were closing and she had to leave. She had 4 large bags with her, which I had left with her so I could run a quick errand up the block, so she asked if she could stay and hang out for another 5 minutes while he closed up while her boyfriend came back to help her with her bags. The man working said, quote, "I'm F***ING TIRED of this S***, get out right now," quite aggressively, then said something about "working a hundred hours a week." When I returned to the cafe, she was sitting on the doorstep of the shop next door literally crying. My girlfriend is a kind, quiet, introverted girl who likes to read and spend her time in libraries (she had been reading Nabokov in Aje Cafe) - think Belle from Beauty in the Beast, if she had to be a Disney princess - so I know she would not have asked for 5 minutes rudely or aggressively. And worse, the man inside was still behind the counter cleaning when I arrived, so she would not have prevented him from leaving the cafe by staying. I've been to Aje Cafe many times, and the staff has always generally unpleasant and unhappy, especially if you tell them their WiFi password doesn't work (I was effectively told that I don't understand how to operate computers for 5 minutes, after which the barista realized the internet had cut out and she had to restart their router), but the food was always alright, so whatever, no big deal. But this was unacceptable. There's a Peet's Coffee & Tea literally a block north on Clark Street, and everyone there is always VERY friendly and the atmosphere is just as cozy (and always cleaner) than at Aje Cafe. If you go just a few blocks further north to Belmont, then you'll find Kickstand Espresso Bar, which serves superior coffee and has a much friendlier vibe. Go to either of these places. There is no reason to support Aje Cafe and its ungrateful, unfriendly staff. Go elsewhere. And by the way: take their relatively high rating online with a grain of salt. Chicagoans, especially people living in Lakeview, love to pride themselves on "shopping local" and "supporting local business." Literally half of the 5-star reviews this place has gotten are completely based on the fact that they're a local cafe and not a large chain. Seriously. The fact that this place isn't Starbucks or Peet's automatically gets it a high rating from other people. But "local" doesn't mean "good" if everyone is a jerk.
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Tried going here for a "quick coffee" before starting our day, but it ended up being anything but quick. It ended up taking longer and being more expensive than we had hoped, and despite several attempts to get the server's attention, it still took us quite a long time to get the check. The food and drink were nothing special. This isn't a BAD place, but I would recommend looking elsewhere in the immediate area, because we didn't love this spot. It sticks out in my mind as a low point in dining in Sevilla (and in Madrid earlier that week).
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This place is amazing. The prices are very reasonable for an eatery downtown, and the quality of the drinks and sandwiches is incredible. Beware: during the work week, there WILL be a line out the door at lunch time. Don't let this discourage you: the interior is relatively small and only has seating for 15-20 people, so that's why you might end up waiting outside—there's not just that much room to stand inside. However, the line usually moves pretty quickly and it is WELL worth the wait. Cafecito is located on the same strip as a Chinese place, a Mexican place, a Red Robin, and a couple other small spots. Cafecito is the only one that is consistently packed. Highly recommended.
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This is a robot store. You can buy robots and drones here. They're opening a robot museum downstairs. When you walk in, it feels like you have entered the future: the staff is gliding around on those hoverboard things and waving expensive lightsabers around. There's a full-sized Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3PO and R2D2 you can pose for photos with. It seriously kinda feels like you're walking into the future. Go here if you want robots. I'm guessing a lot of the toys are on the more expensive end (like video games), so don't bring your kids if you're not willing to spend money!
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I mean... how can you possibly "review" this place? It's incredible. The art and architecture is heavily influenced by Muslim design, as it was originally developed by Moorish Muslim kings. This gives the royal palace a unique look and feel that is different from your typical cathedral or many other historical sites in other parts of Spain, which are heavily Christian. The gardens are probably the most beautiful part, and they are VERY beautiful. Locals are able to get in for free with an ID, and if you live in the area, then you should go here and just read a book every day. It's huge and very relaxing. There's even a restaurant inside, which I didn't have the opportunity to dine at, but it does help you feel like you could spend the whole day there. Highly recommended!
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I really don't know how to review this place. I went on a Friday night with a few friends, and it was very chill. The Olympics were on the TV, maybe 20-30 people were there watching. The decor is really great, I love the ambiance, and the server was VERY thoughtful and attentive to us. Clearly we had arrived pre-Friday night "rush," and the atmosphere was lovely. I even threw some Guns N Roses on the TouchTunes, because GNR is awesome. People started to arrive in droves as the night went on—which is understandable for a bar in a great location in Lakeview/Lincoln Park. The crowd was a very "basic" typical Wrigleyville sort of crowd: early 20s, a lot of polo shirts, and more makeup on the girls than necessary. But that was fine. The decor was still cool and the vibe was chill. Then, someone got a hold of TouchTunes. The first song (s)he played was "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind. Very basic 90s song. Okay fine. Then "GO CUBS GO" played. Who PAYS to play that song?? Honestly?? It's not real music. I mean I get it, we're within a mile or so of Wrigley Field, and the Cubs are doing great, but if you have any modicum of intellect or individuality, you would never consider actually playing this at a bar. We had quickly descended into the land of Chads and Trixies. And then Outkast played. "Hey, Ya." Was it suddenly 2003 or something? I couldn't handle it. We left. Obviously there's a lot of my personality in this review, and I get that. If you're looking for a cute bar with a lot of local charm, this is not it on weekends. If you're an idiot bro who is obsessed with songs like "Don't Stop Believin'" and you enjoy doing shots of Malort and Jägermeister while talking about the latest athlete trades du jour from your local sports team, or you wear too much makeup and love selfie sticks and wearing too much lip gloss, then this place will be like heaven to you on weekends. But I can't give it 5-stars, because it's just not my scene. Great staff, though!
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