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So yesterday, after Hillary won the nomination, Donald Trump released an attack ad against. . .Bernie Sanders?

If someone writes an "I can't believe we nominated this idiot" tell--all book like they did with Sarah Palin, Imma totally read it.
See this Instagram video by @realdonaldtrump • 52.9k likes
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I want to give Bernie a hug, seems like such a lovable person. And apparently he has some cult like followers. o_o
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Email : Hey, thanks for boarding your dog with us. Here's a coupon for $5 off your next visit.
Me : <clicks "print">

I think this print-preview is an apt metaphor for how my day is going.
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Doing your own tech support is so much fun. This is an actual email conversation.

Angry Customer : My name is (redacted) I didn't realize that this was a monthly occurrence to play the game so i would like to cancel the game thanks
Me : To which game are you referring? None of my games have a monthly charge.
Angry Customer : So your telling me I can't cancel something I didn't even buy so you are going to continue to charge me every month that is such a scam and a ripoff

So. . .somebody did not buy a game that I did not sell them. And the game charged them money, and therefore I'm a scam. I really hope to get a lobotomy someday. It's gotta feel good not to care about stuff.
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Yeah, I'm tempted to say "Okay, I just talked to the server people and your account has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience." but he'll just be back in a month even angrier that I'm stealing his money.
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Ugh, danged hornets. Got five stings yesterday. I was hopeful after an hour or so, because they stopped hurting and faded a bit. Then late last night my whole arm turned red and started itching like blazes.

Somebody find me a quart of Cortisone cream and a paint roller.
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I feel for you bro, I hate getting stung by those f*ckers... 
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Am I the only person who thinks this looks like a tiny 3-headed alien trying to impress us by showing off its strength?
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We are the Knights who don't say Ni but we are conjoined triplets and we can't agree on whether or not to eat Sir Robin!
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I got three of these in the house, and they're great. The one in the kitchen is in use constantly.
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And they're outta stock. Damn.
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I'm okay with those cynical "corporate-created" holidays, as long as they're up front about it. You know, stuff like Valentine's Day that tries to pretend to be all about love, when it's really all about getting you to buy junk.

On the other hand there's this. . .
Whether you like your wings hot or slathered in BBQ sauce, you're in luck. There are plenty of special deals available on National Chicken Wing Day.
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I can get behind this.
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Bill Clinton gets a pass on this one. If 5,000 balloons fall on you and you don't start playing with 'em, you're just dead inside.

The viral GIF's of me in this situation would probably be me rolling around in 'em like a happy dog.
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If he were senile, he'd likely be afraid of the balloons.
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Sesame Street is getting rid of Bob, Luis, and Gordon?

MY CHILDHOOD IS OVER!!!

Also, they're keeping Susan? How exactly are they gonna explain her husband's disappearance? Sesame Street made big headlines when Mr Hooper died and they actually did a show about his death. I don't think the "we fired Gordon" show is gonna go over as well..

Still, I'm bummed.
“Sesame Street” is brought to you today by the letters F-I-R-E-D.
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#Kapow  
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Me : Unity, what's (int)(225.0f/45.0f) ?
Unity : Four.
Me : Why four?
Unity : Because you're an idiot who doesn't grok floating point.
Me : That hurt my feelings.
Unity : You got the degree in this stuff. Find a new career.
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In fact it's more complicated than than that. Could be four, could be five. You can use mathf.approximate
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(my byline from the Gamedev Collection series, which I co-edited) John Hattan has been working steadily in the casual game-space since the TRS-80 days and professionally since 1990. After seeing his small-format games turned down for what turned out to be Tandy's last PC release, he took them independent, eventually releasing them as several discount game-packs through a couple of publishers. The packs are actually still available on store-shelves, although you'll need a keen eye to find them nowadays. He continues to work in the casual game-space as an independent developer, largely working on games in Flash for his website, The Code Zone (www.thecodezone.com). His current scheme is to distribute his games virally on various web-portals and widget platforms. In addition, John writes weekly product reviews and blogs (over ten years old) for www.gamedev.net from his home office where he lives with his wife and daughter in their home in the woods near Lake Grapevine in Texas.
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I've written the following commercial games for various discount game packs or the web. Adjacent See, Arcade Poker, Backgammon, , BaffleBees, Bulldozer, Bulldozer II, Bulldozer III, Um El Bagara, Black Box Chess, Brain Bones, Cheesy Pursuit, ChessCards, Checker Connector, ConFusebox, ConFusebox II, Core Meltdown, Countdown Dice, Cryptograms, Deductive Logic, Dice-A-Rama, Double Twelve, Duck Tiles, Elementris, Engulf, Head-on Collision!, Hex, Hexapawn, Hexapies, Invaders From Neptune!, Kizbot, Laser Clash, Make4 3D, Meltdown, CardMatch, MazeRace, Moku, Neutron Trails, Nim, Olive Wars!, Pangki, Pegopolis, Poker Patience, Poker Machine, Pop Pies, Pop Pies 2, Pop Pies 3, Push-Pull, Quinto, Reversi Plus, Robottack, Sechseck, Shi Sen, Siege, StackBlitz, Suzy Sushi, Think Tank, Tic Tac Toe 3D, Ultimine, Vanishing Cross, Voracity, Wari, Winding Standoff, WordGrid, Worm Sojourn, Zap Pod!, Zombie Kitten Attack.
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  • The Code Zone
    His Ownself, 1996 - present
  • About a dozen companies, none of which still exist
    Programmer, 1989 - 1996
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Good location, but always busy.
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reviewed a week ago
Room was better than I expected, but the walls are thin and the place was a bit noisy. Good proximity to local food and such. Area is pretty run down.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Room was okay. Elevators were very slow.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Good tasty comfort food in a really nice location if you were doing some shopping. Also their kids' meals are my kid's number-one favorite anywhere. Their bleu-cheese-wedge salad probably isn't the healthiest salad around, but it sure is good.
Public - 2 months ago
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Good food. Thus-far I've only had the chicken-n-waffles, but if that's in the name, that's what you get. The portions are enormous, so be judicious when you order.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Definitely not an eating destination, but if you're stopping by for some gas, it's a decent place to grab some take-out. Their portions are pretty large, so make sure you know how much food you're getting before you order it.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Yeah, I know that Chef Pointe is the thing that put Watauga on the food-map, but it should be this place. Great well-made portions of comfort food in a relaxed and well-cared-for place. Whenever I'm in town, I go to Sandy's.
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