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David Richins
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Oh fanboys... When will they(we?) learn that new stuff does not diminish the old? If the album sucks (it probably will), that's in Kanye. It doesn't hurt Bowie's legacy. If it's good, we'll probably hear something unexpectedly clever and rich with new perspective. Maybe it'll be Kanye's best work and show us his talent in a new light.
But it'll probably be that first thing...
The rapper is reportedly keen to sing "straightforward covers" of his songs and deliver his own rhymes over the late singer's tracks
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"Only a story. Only the things we tell to keep out the darkness. Only the myths and fables that save us from despair, to establish power and destroy it, to teach each other how to be good, to describe the limits of desire, to keep us breathing and fighting and yearning and striving when it'd be so much easier to give in. Only the constitutive ingredients of every human society since the Stone age.

Only a story. Only the most important thing in the whole world."

From Star Wars to Mad Max, a new, more diverse kind of storytelling went mainstream this year - and the backlash shows how much it matters.
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I just can't in good conscience vote for a man who doesn't understand temporal paradox theory.
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Did I share this yet? 'Cause it needs to be shared. Best reaction video ever.
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I've come to the conclusion Google Now story recommendations are just broke. For every 2 quality stories I'm interested in, I get some garbage based on something I searched for one time and now I'm doomed forever to see articles about it. Trump for instance. I read a few articles early on when I still thought it was amusing he was running. It's not funny anymore, but I've said "Not interested in this article" every time an article about him comes up and not only do they keep coming up, the same article keeps appearing! I don't even know how Taylor Swift came up. I must have read an article about her at some point but she's definitely not an interest of mine. I searched the Cubs one time, literally, just to find out the likelihood of them winning the World Series in 2015 as was prophesized. Now Google thinks I'm a Cubs fan.

The problem isn't that they assume these things about me. Most of the time it's accurate, and I have to give them kudos that the Quality of the articles has improved (less click bait tabloid garbage). My problem is the lack of customization features. Surely Google could come up with a "Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down" algorithm a la TiVo or Pandora. 
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Silly? At the start... But it takes an interesting turn around best Animated Film. 
This year’s list of nominations boasts plenty of snubs and surprises, such as OH MY GOD WHERE THE FUCK IS STAR WARS? STAR WARS WAS THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!!!!
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This says it pretty much better than anything I could say.
Call me a geek, but the highlight of my Christmas season was seeing Daisy Ridley as Rey in The Force Awakens, grasping Luke’s old lightsaber, with the John Williams epic score swirling behind her, before beating seven shades out of one of cinema's most creepy-yet-terrifying villains.
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This seemed entertaining enough, but then the credits at the end... Stephen Spielberg and John Williams? Hell, just flash that on the screen and trailer done.
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I've been watching nearly every Back To The Future video on YouTube today and I'm so tired of "what they got right"/" what they got wrong" videos. Who cares? I'm sharing a high definition video streamed over the internet to friends and acquaintances around the world from a handheld supercomputer with a touch screen, an AI powered search engine, a graphics card that could render the best digital effects of the 80s in real time, and a 6 inch screen with 3 times the resolution I had on the 23 inch tv I had in 1985!
This video is epic. From CERN showing their real future tech they use in a daily basis.
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Rainy day in Arizona. The best days. Summer has finally given us a reprieve.
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  • Flowing Wells High School
    1993 - 1998
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  • Templar 2048
  • FINAL FANTASY IX
  • Robot Unicorn Attack 2
  • Lost in Harmony
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
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Outdoor loving geek.
Introduction
I'm an enigma of sorts, but not really the mysterious sexy kind. I love nature, camping, wildlife, and outdoor sciences. It brings me great joy teaching kids about the outdoors. I'm big on the Transcendentalism (the Emerson kind, Thoreau was a narcissist) and believe that life is only worth living when you're living at least a fair share of it surrounded by the natural world. 

At the same time... I'm a big geek. Tech, tv, movies, and video games are my world. I'm an active Browncoat (fan of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity), Google fanboy, CNET adict, and overpriced gadget collector. I love the connectivity that technology like Google+ bring to my life.

So how do I balance the nature nerd with the tech geek? Still working on that... but when the tech world starts to make me feel empty I can always make a run for the zoo. When the outdoors starts to give me a sunburn, there's always my Chromebook. It works.

Glossary:
Geek (n, v, adj): Someone who focuses their attention on pop culture subjects. For instance, a geek is a person who takes more than a passing interest in television shows, movies, music, comic books, scifi/fantasy literature, costuming, internet memes, technology, etc. Geeks can, and frequently do to varying degrees, overlap with Nerds. Example: Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day are geek royalty thanks to their involvement in popular fiction and new media work.

Nerd (n, v, adj): Someone whose interests lie in scientific or academic endeavors. For instance, nerds are interested in research, math, fine arts, literature, programming, etc. There is a distinction to be made between traditional nerds and modern nerds. Traditional nerds can best be described today as "dweebs" as they were defined by their thick rimmed glasses, calculators, and pocket protectors. Modern nerds are more trendy and harder to spot, but strive toward intellectualism.

Fanboy (n, adj): Geeks with an excessive interest in a specific subject, spending a potentially unhealthy amount of time discussing the subject, and occasionally such that they feel their love of that subject supersedes the right of others to have interest in opposing subjects. Example: Apple Fanboys vs Windows or Android Fanboys , XBox Fanboys vs Nintendo and Sony Fanboys, Twilight Fangirls. 

Dork (n): Someone who believes him/herself to be a proper geek or nerd, frequently shares characteristics with fanboys, but ultimately does not possess the knowledge to accurately back their arguments. Example: "It was lame that Leia and Han got together at the end of Star Wars. Luke and Leia were a much better couple.", "I thought it was better back when it was Mystery Science Theater 2000." or "Sisko was easily the best captain of the Enterprise!" 
Bragging rights
I didn't write the Llama Song, but I made it famous (and just a little awesome). In my tiny little world, I'm a huge celebrity.
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Tech Support
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  • ASAP
    Tech Support, 2011 - present
  • Pace
    Tech Support, 2010 - 2011
  • Phoenix Zoo
    Zoo Instructor, 2004 - 2011
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Tucson, Az - Mesa, Az
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Quiznos are an endangered species these days, so seeing one in the wild is worth celebrating. This one especially had some of the best service I've had anywhere in a while. I said how i missed the Steakhouse Beef Dip and she recreated it for me (minus the wonderful discontinued French onion sauce, discontinued I'm guessing because the unicorn tears it was laced with became too expensive). In an area with tons of comparably priced and quality food options, it's the service that makes the difference, so keep that up!
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Great, friendly atmosphere, great variety of food, and really good food. Not cheap, but worth it for a once a week treat.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Picazzo's is back! It was under new ownership for a while (still the same great gluten free food) but it's back to the original name. The ONLY place to eat out for trustworthy gluten free pizza.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Very good food and conscious of gluten issues. Great burger joint all around.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The first time you go is a bit overwhelming (making their sampling station genius) but once you find a combo that works for you, it's about the best food you could ever hope to have at such a seemingly unassuming little place. My combo is the Jade Red Chicken and a Diablo Chicken Quesadilla (killer hot, the cheese and tortilla helps a lot), refried beans and jerk fried rice.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Okay, it's not the *best* BBQ you will ever have. However, if you can find a better BBQ joint in west Mesa with this friendly of a staff, reasonable prices, and quick enough to run to on a lunch break, I'll give you a nickel (and I'd be very excited to know where it is because it sounds awesome). Great (if a bit greasy... But the tasty kind) pulled pork, they're own very tasty hot and mild BBQ sauce, and some of the best fries I've ever had. Apparently they also cater so... Bonus.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I should start by warning that what drives me may not be what drives you to an establishment. My wife has Celiac Disease, a disorder that can most simply be described as an allergy to gluten (though there's a lot more to it). Except for a handful of exceptions (Gluten Free Creations, Picazzo's Pizzaria), we rarely get to eat out because of this. Vito's came well recommended on the Gluten Free Registry so we decided to check it out. It was a busy evening, but we were seated faster than your average Olive Garden, so certainly nothing to complain about there. The service was very friendly and responsive, and most importantly were readily prepared with answers to our questions about the Gluten Free menu. When they brought us salad, we never even had to ask that they leave off the croutons, which is surprisingly rare. When the food came, my wife thoroughly enjoyed her gluten free pasta dish, and I had an excellent salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp (the portion size seemed awfully wimpy but it turned out the perfect quantity). In the end the pricing was pretty reasonable, so I'd call it an all around win.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago