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After watching this great interview, I donated $50 to Bernie Sanders's campaign. He's the real deal. I agree with him about the most serious problem our country faces: concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the mega-rich. And I believe he's more serious and sincere about tackling that problem than any other politician, certainly including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Sanders is unapologetic when it comes to his support of the American people, and whether or not he wins the nomination I think he's moving our national discourse in the right direction, and it's about time.
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I'm excited about the long-awaited remake, but that voiceover writing was cringe-inducing. "Yet with each fond remembrance, we knew... those encountered... were not forgotten." What kind of empty sentence is that?
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We're speculating whether some of it was lost in translation from Japanese, either in the literal meaning or the poetry of the language.
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Kripp, I love how thoughtful you are about Hearthstone, but you're completely missing the mark on how living card games work. In any card game, digital or physical, design space is a limited resource. There are only so many possible configurations of mana cost, size, and ability. So why would Blizzard transform War Golem from a 7/7 to a 6/6 with the Stoneskin Gargoyle ability in a hotfix, when Blizzard could release a new card in an expansion that is a 6/6 with the Stoneskin Gargoyle ability? Why would Blizzard add "Battlecry: restore 3 health to your hero" to River Crocolisk when they could release a new card in an expansion that is a 2/3 with that ability?

I would love some basic power level buffs to grossly weak cards. Sure, make War Golem a 7/8 and Starving Buzzard a 4/2. Make Eye for an Eye trigger only on 3 or more damage. At the very least, it will stir up Arena a bit. Maybe even take a mana off of Majordomo Executus.

But it's foolish to suggest that Blizzard take their ideas for new cards and use them to hotfix old cards. That wouldn't even be good for the health of the game, in terms of being popular with fans and being a successful business, as it would reduce the hype on new expansions.

Also, I'm not even sure how good an idea it is to tweak cards all the time. Have you ever gone back and watched a Hearthstone video from 2014? It's confusing as hell, isn't it? "Wait, is this before the Auctioneer nerf? After the Auctioneer nerf but before the Undertaker nerf?" Now imagine that every week Hearthstone is different from the week before it and the week after it. Nobody would have any idea what is going on. Every line of text written about Hearthstone might be obsolete in the next week. (Say I write a hypothetical analysis of whether or not it's better to coin out Bloodfen Raptor or River Crocolisk on turn 1. Next week River Crocolisk gets transformed in a hotfix. Then someone reads my post and is confused and mislead.) A little bit of churn can add spice, but too much spice is overwhelming.
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This has been cracking me up all day. The woman's chipper voice is perfect for singing Yoshi's perspective. I like how Mario's vacant facial expression makes him unsympathetic from the beginning.
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I'm going to this event tomorrow 5pm in Sunnyvale to hear about city planning in the region and share my experience getting involved in pro-housing advocacy in Mountain View last year.

Engage in your community: how you can get involved to shape the future of Silicon Valley!

Do you have concerns about Silicon Valley housing prices? Commuting? Safe walking and bicycling?  How did things get the way they are, and what can you do about it?  Many decisions that affect housing and transportation are determined by your local city; and people who participate can have a major impact.

On Friday, April 10, come to a happy hour and discussion, where you can:

* hear local experts decipher how and why Silicon Valley places look and function the way they do
* get tips from local leaders and active community members about how to get involved and make a difference
* enjoy snacks and drinks, and meet others in your community who are considering getting involved

LinkedIn Sunnyvale
580 N Mary Ave (@Maude)
Sunnyvale CA 94086
5:00-6:30 p.m.
RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/engage-in-your-community-get-involved-to-shape-silicon-valleys-future-tickets-16440944307

Panelists:
Gustav Larsen, Sunnyvale City Council
Kate Downing, Palo Alto Forward
Michelle Beasley, Greenbelt Alliance
Lucas Ramirez, Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning
Adina Levin, Friends of Caltrain
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My crowning achievement was at 45:10. After Webspinner gave me a Hungry Crab, I knew a Shredder would deliver -- I just hoped it had been BadYearBlimp's! Note how many times I hover over the Hungry Crab, trying to tell the announcers HOW CRAZY IS THIS.
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Red = Sparksmith in triple-Onslaught. A two-mana common that cleared your opponent's side of the board like he was Visera the Dreadful. The only common answers were Shock, Solar Blast, Cruel Revival, and maybe Lavamancer's Skill on a Mistform Wall. White, Green, and Blue decks just scooped to Sparksmith, until they added some answers in White and Blue in Scourge, and Green at least got the similarly busted Timberwatch Elf in Legions.  No card has single-handedly defined a limited format since Pestilence.
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Bloop bloop! +Molly Weiss can our ceremony have a flower octopus?
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+Molly Weiss Blobfish are ugly, though! This octopus is the exact opposite!
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I think Trump still errs too often on the side of value. When he loses, he usually still has cards in his hand. He should have drafted the 3/3 pirate over Mountain Giant and probably the Voidwalker over Gurubashi Berserker.
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Cute Hearthstone puzzle. I gave up and read the solution in the comments.
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Yea, the trick I missed was damaging Majordomo before copying him so that you can kill both without running out of mana.
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Today I learned the neologism verb "sealion" -- harassing someone by politely insisting that they debate you when they don't want to, particularly by "invading" their "space" online -- inspired by the brilliant David Malki! in this comic last year.
Check out this Wondermark comic!
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and now you can have your least favorite marine mammal on a shirt http://tshirtdiplomacy.com/collections/david-malki/products/go-away-sea-lions
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You know you listen to a lot of video game music when you listen to a collection like this and recognize all the songs, only later realizing that you never actually played the game that some of the songs were from! I love the Zelda series so much that I'm nostalgic for Zelda games I never even played!
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I was thinking the same exact thing
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    software engineer, 2008 - present
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    software engineer intern, 2007 - 2007
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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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    Computer Science MS, 2007 - 2008
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    Computer Science BS, 2003 - 2007
  • Montgomery Blair High School
    1999 - 2003
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Came based on a friend's recommendation and rave reviews and it did not disappoint. We had coconut milk lemongrass soup, pork skewers, chicken with omelet. (I don't know the Thai names.)
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Famously delicious mole. Other favorites: ceviche, enfrijoladas, and shrimp mushroom in wine cream sauce appetizer.
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All 3 dishes I had were delicious and the prices were great!
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