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Hearthstone announced the biggest change in the game's two-year history: they will introduce a Standard format, where cards will rotate out after two years. This was a very necessary step, taken by all collectible card games, that keeps the game fresh and approachable for new players. The original card set (the "Basic" and "Classic" cards) will stay in Standard perpetually. Since those cards will always be around, they need to tweak some of the most problematic cards so they don't limit variety of gameplay year after year.

I wrote an article on Reddit listing the cards that I think should be tweaked.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/442bdz/top_6_basicclassic_cards_to_nerf/
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We urgently need more housing options of diverse sizes and price ranges. Any environmentalist or humanitarian should realize how irresponsible it is to have a massive imbalance between housing and jobs in an area, which guarantees that people have longer commutes, which means more traffic, more loss of life in accidents, more carbon dioxide emissions, and more wasted hours of life. The jobs housing balance hits the poor and working class hardest.
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Married Molly! #hoffweiss
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Hooray for China! Hooray for market-based solutions to reduce the damage of our addiction to carbon fuels. Hooray for the US not having any excuse for not following suit.
China will announce a landmark commitment on Friday to limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, a substantial step by the world’s largest polluter.
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This article refutes the lazy characterization of US politics as a spectrum with crazies on the far left and right and rational moderates in the middle. One great quote of many:
"The right-wing base has a coherent position on climate change: It's a hoax, so we shouldn't do anything about it. The left-wing base has a coherent position: It's happening, so we should do something about it. The 'centrist' position, shared by conservative Democrats and the few remaining moderate Republicans, is that it's happening but we shouldn't do anything about it. That's not centrist in any meaningful ideological sense; instead, like most areas of overlap between the parties, it is corporatist."

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/27/9214015/tech-nerds-politics
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Also very good: This linked article about why the Republican party is motivated and able to maintain such extremist stances: http://prospect.org/article/no-cost-extremism
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My mom, on the phone this afternoon: "So what do you think of the big Google news?"
Me: "What news?"

So I was surprised, but having had time to think about it, I'm not surprised. I think this makes a lot of sense. Google can continue to be the company whose mission is "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" without feeling like it needs to add an addendum: "also robots, and medical devices, and home appliances." And Sundar is a natural successor as CEO of Google.
 
Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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What?!?
Amazon plans to discontinue sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, two enormously popular streaming devices that compete with the company's own Fire TV and Fire TV stick. Bloomberg Business first...
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bold move, but dumb as shit
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Dramatic sunset on clouds tonight. Like cooling magma flow, if the world were upside down.
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Cracked writes some great social commentary. The only way to stop these deflection techniques from working is for us all to be aware of them.
The 'system' comes with a number of refined and subtle processes designed to make sure the complaints of the few get ignored by the many.
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science MS, 2007 - 2008
  • Stanford University
    Computer Science BS, 2003 - 2007
  • Montgomery Blair High School
    1999 - 2003
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awesomely nerdy awesome nerd. also epic.
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games, guitar, Google, guitar&Google, puzzles, progressive politics
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after OK Go's acoustic set at Google, I talked about programming with Andy Ross and got yogurt with Damian Kulash
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software engineer
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    software engineer, 2008 - present
  • Microsoft
    software engineer intern, 2007 - 2007
  • Stanford University
    CS student researcher, 2006 - 2007
  • IBM
    intern, 2005 - 2005
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