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English spelling may not be optimal, but it's a lot easier than Chinese.

It's official, English spelling is not 'optimal': University of Alberta study https://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2016/08/24/english-spelling-not-optimal-say-u-of-a-computer-scientists.html
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I'm an independent. I generally am drawn to fantasy themed games, and do like strategy. According to this survey, I am not so extreme. I like many non-fantasy games and I do like randomness in games that add some level if surprise.
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A more red shirts die on away missions because more of them go on away missions. A smaller percentage of red shirts on away missions die than the percentage of blue or gold shirts.
 
This just means the red shirts weren't doing their bloody jobs.
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Justin Fung: An open letter to those who play the race card in the Vancouver housing affordability debate
http://www.straight.com/news/734326/justin-fung-open-letter-those-who-play-race-card-vancouver-housing-affordability-debate

Folks who have gotten rich in China over the past couple decades see that their money isn't going to be worth as much in the future.
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Perfectly described:

"This has nothing to do with Chinese people as a race and everything to do with China as a rising economic superpower with its own set of growing pains. It has everything to do with the fact that our city is a globally attractive place for wealthy folks who have made their fortunes in China. The fire hose of foreign capital finding its way into the Vancouver real estate market is the real problem, pricing out anyone making a living locally. It lines the pockets of a select few in this town (namely property developers and realtors) while doing little for the vast majority of us struggling to pay rent and make ends meet or trying to get into the housing market."
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A very special Canada day for some new Canadians.
Among the thousands of people gathered on Parliament Hill to celebrate Canada Day, some were there for the very first time — and celebrating the start of a new life in Canada.
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I have to check this out. I was somewhat confused about certain things about BvS. It seems the Ultimate Edition makes the film more complete.
 
Warner Bros. Killed The Best Version of Batman v Superman
Zack Snyder Not To Blame

I just got finished watching the Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition cut and can vouch that, as this article states, the absence of the extra footage Snyder was forced to cut accounted for a lot of the issues many people had with the film.

I say this as someone who enjoyed the theatrical version, and yet, having now seen what could have been, I feel we the audience were cheated.

The thing is, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been rushing to establish their Extended Universe and Justice League story arcs in the face of Marvel's enormous success with their Cinematic Universe and Avengers arcs. But unlike Marvel, which used multiple character establishing films to get there, they've tried to get there with only two before jumping straight to Justice League.

Since Man of Steel only established our new Superman, that meant BvS had to do the rest of the work. That meant it had to be a long film, and at 2 1/2 hours they decided to cut it short the extra half hour it critically needed to fully flesh out aspects of the conflict between heros, the villainous scheme at the heart of the story, and even things like Superman rescuing more people and showing more emotion and heart.

In short, while Ultimate Edition doesn't necessarily solve all the issues inherent to trying to cram so much story into one movie, they did it a real disservice by shortening it as they did. Yes, three hours is very long for a movie, but it would have paid off in a better critical reception, I believe.

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The internet has spoken! Even critics who hated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have said that the 3 hour Ultimate Edition is a much better movie. So wh
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I drink Gatorade because I hate the taste of plain water when I'm exercising. The flavour helps me drink it. I've been drinking it for a quarter century now whenever I exercise.
Florida is hot and sticky in late summer, when young men are playing football at the University of Florida and a lot of other southern schools.
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+Douglas McMillan Damn you autocorrect!
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I always preferred anonymity while online. I use a pseudonym whenever I'm allowed. One of the arguments for banning anonymity on certain online services is that it is supposed lessen the amount of trolls or at least make their online comments less aggressive. Apparently this is not the case.
 
Think Trolls Act Better Using Their 'Real Name'? Think Again.

There is a theory of internet trolls that goes as follows: they behave worse because they don't have to use their real names. Force them to do that, and they'll behave better.

Google+ tried the theory, but eventually gave up. Facebook still promotes the theory, much to the chagrin of many people booted for having unusual names that someone thought didn't sound 'real'.

Are they right? A team of researchers from the University of Zurich's Institute of Sociology decided to find out.

They gave participants in their research a simple choice: use your real name, or use a pseudonym. From this data they were able to analyze over 500K comments.

So, were the Real Name users better behaved? In a word: no. In two words: dream on.

Users who chose to use their Real Names were more likely to engage in online 'mass attacks' than pseudonymous users, helping put to bed the idea that Real Name Policies can 'fix' trolling.

Interestingly, and relevantly, Google+'s +Yonatan Zunger​, in explaining their decision to drop the policy, noted that they had similarly failed to find evidence of the policy's effectiveness, noting that if anything such policies tend to exacerbate preexisting power dynamics, as those most vulnerable and marginalized are least able to express themselves freely, while those most privileged are able to behave as they choose.

Trolling is a serious problem on the internet, threatening the power of social networks and other online communities and forums to bring groups and individuals together harmoniously and productively. It is therefore tempting to try to find a simple solution to this complex problem.

If there is one, Real Name Policies aren't it.

#SocialMedia #Trolls
Anonymity, we assume, is the breeding ground for bad behavior on the internet. Not necessarily.
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Anyone know what this message at the top about updating offline areas is? I've never seen it before.
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You can long press on any notification to get info about the source of it. 
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I bought new 1x4 and 2x4 shelves today. Here is the layout of my game room now. I still need to clean some stuff up a bit more as some shelves are still a bit messy.
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+Rob Cramer The red shelf doesn't mean anything in particular.
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