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  • Federal Government
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  • Hewlett-Packard
    Java Web Developer, 2008 - 2011
  • Electronic Data Systems
    Java Web Developer, 1996 - 2008
  • Grand Valley State University
    Computer Store Clerk, 1995 - 1996
  • Kent Intermediate School District
    Substitute Teacher, 1993 - 1995
  • Best Buy
    Product Specialist, 1994 - 1995
  • Grand Valley State University
    Writing Tutor, 1991 - 1993
  • MC Sporting Goods
    Assistant Manager, 1987 - 1991
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I am a java web developer and overall geek. My name is Larry Bullock, but online, I usually use the nom de plume of Ruminator (or some variation thereof - rumn8tr, etc.). You can either believe that I like to discuss deep, heavy topics; or you can believe that I have a few extra stomachs and really enjoy food (you might not be wrong on either count).
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Happy husband and proud father of 3.
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  • Kenowa Hills High School
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This is a very cool module. Complete and while set in Uresia, it could be plunked down anywhere.
 
Toast of the Town has been released to its patrons, who get dibs on it for a bit, then it goes 100% free forever (just like Risus itself) to everyone who ever wants it, and I am very happy right now. Brief pause, deep breath ... and then it'll be time to start teasing images of the next module heading for completion, which is a lil' bit of space opera... #RisusRPG  
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#RPGaDay2015 - my most recent game was good ole D&D (5th edition, so not so ye olde).  My kids wanted to experience the grand daddy game so they went through the first part of the starter set adventure.  For the most part, they had fun.
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I have Town; it is a great resource.  I need to get Fief at some point.
 
It's been too long since I've pimped these groovy books, which are very groovy. So here goes:
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#RPGaDay2015 most surprising game, Michtim. Hamster-like creatures with a Secret of NIMH flavor. http://www.grimogre.at/michtim/?page_id=300 
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#RPGaDay2015 - day 2 - so far the only Kickstarter I've ever found the funds to back is the Risus one - certainly glad I did.
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Me too!
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Just like being there....without the crowds.
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Nice new song.  That's 4 they've made available from the new album already.
Hear a brand new track from the iconic pop-rock band's upcoming studio album.
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Not that newspapers don't try to do the same thing....
 
This Is Disturbing
How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.
August 19, 2015

America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished.

Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power to control elections—indeed, to control a wide variety of opinions and beliefs—than any company in history has ever had. Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voters by 20 percent or more—up to 80 percent in some demographic groups—with virtually no one knowing they are being manipulated, according to experiments I conducted recently with Ronald E. Robertson.

Given that many elections are won by small margins, this gives Google the power, right now, to flip upwards of 25 percent of the national elections worldwide. In the United States, half of our presidential elections have been won by margins under 7.6 percent, and the 2012 election was won by a margin of only 3.9 percent—well within Google’s control.

There are at least three very real scenarios whereby Google—perhaps even without its leaders’ knowledge—could shape or even decide the election next year. Whether or not Google executives see it this way, the employees who constantly adjust the search giant’s algorithms are manipulating people every minute of every day. The adjustments they make increasingly influence our thinking—including, it turns out, our voting preferences.




America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was accomplished. Research I have been directing in recent years suggests that Google, Inc., has amassed far more power...
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#RPGaDay2015 - day 5  RPG purchase was ERA - Epic Storytelling Game
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#RPGaDay2015 - I guess Role counts as a new game (pen & paper meet iOS and Android) - http://www.roleapp.com/ 
Role is all about your story. Gather your friends, become fantastic characters, and go on wild adventures. The only limit is your imagination.
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#RPGaDay - day one.....ummm don't know of anything coming out to look forward to....any suggestions?
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The closest I've got is Lone Wolf, but it's technically already out. =/
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Good way to go.
 
As a human being I acknowledge that my well-being depends on others and caring for others' well-being is a moral responsibility I take seriously. It's unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved on the basis of prayer or good wishes alone; what we need is to take action. Therefore, my first commitment is to contribute to human happiness the best I can
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