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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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I'm thrilled. The global climate crisis is literally the #1 thing I want President Obama to spend his time and political capital on. The consequences are already guaranteed to be terrible, and I realize it's a hard sell to say "let's make some sacrifices so that the consequences will be less terrible," but it is negligent madness to do anything else.

I don't usually waste words on sappy patriotic stuff, but, I'm proud of you, President Obama. Keep fighting the good fight.

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"No challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate." —President Obama announcing America's #CleanPowerPlan, the biggest step we've ever taken to #ActOnClimate: go.wh.gov/CleanPowerPlan
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Sir Ian McKellen "sirplaining" acting to Ricky Gervais.
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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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+OneLove94 Are you an American citizen? Than you are granted the same opportunities I had. Do you work in America? Than for the most part you DO keep what you earn, except for taxes, which I explained a little bit above. Have you ever ran a business with more than 20 employees? I assure you it is both honest and hard work.

This whole bashing party of the 0.1% is simply people being pissed that they aren't a rock star. NEWS FLASH: No one is stopping you from being a rock star or apart of the 0.1%, but the laws of economics dictates that there can only be a finite amount of them. So it's morally unacceptable to be a billionaire or millionair? HOW? I think envy is morally unacceptable, after all the three largest religionsin the world condemn envy.

But Sanders HAS said he wants to punish people who do well and make large salaries. Do you honestly believe the laws he wants to push only affect the CEOs of our largest companies? Those laws will affect everyone who makes a great amount of money. He has promised handouts by wanting to make college free. Sounds great, but who will pay for it? Everyone! But the laws already and will make sure that people who make > $80k pick up the tab while the poor simply benefit. This is socialism. This kills incentive by killing personal initiative.

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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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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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Good for Apple, Microsoft, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, GM, Cargill, Alcoa, Wal-Mart, UPS, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo! Somebody's gotta save the planet!

We should be pressuring all governments and companies to take action now. Every dollar we spend today is likely to save many dollars in future damages from drought, famine, flooding, destruction, displacement, refugees, warfare, extinctions, and, of course, our energy needs.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/apple-microsoft-google-other-us-firms-commit-140bn-address-climate-change-1512696
Bank of America, General Motors, Cargill, Wal-Mart Stores, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will also contribute.
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Yo, dawg, I heard yo dawg likes to jump at dogs. So I showed yo dawg yo dawg so yo dawg can jump while he jumps.
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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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    software engineer, 2008 - present
  • Microsoft
    software engineer intern, 2007 - 2007
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  • IBM
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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
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