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Another weekend lost to the extended edition of a J.R.R. Tolkien movie.

The second trilogy was ... disappointing, but the extended edition still has enough extras to choke a warg.
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+Ellen Kerr His  Lord of the Rings trilogy was excellent, particularly the extended version.  The hobbit had its moments, but it was at best too much of a good thing.

The thing that makes them worth seeing is the incredible effort that went into the locations, costumes, props, sets, creatures, and special effects in order to make it look exactly the way you thought it would.  The plot gets mangled in spots, sometimes for good reason, but the visuals make up for a lot.

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'"I initially downloaded the app because I am a Rollins fan and the price was right,” said Amy Fuller. “But I ended up almost running out of gas because the app just told a 30-minute story about fighting skinheads at a nearby all ages venue that closed down in 1993.”'
A new driving app voiced by Henry Rollins is quickly becoming the go-to navigation choice for punk and hardcore kids on the go.
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+Nick Sibicky I assume this is what you do every year?
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"blame it on the illustrator, he's out of control..."
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Interesting read.  Ties together a lot of threads in our public discourse over the last 50 years.
 
"In 1966, the average per-capita income of greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was only $87 less than that of New York City and its suburbs. Ranked among the country’s top 25 richest metro areas in the mid-1960s were Rockford, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Des Moines, Iowa; and Cleveland, Ohio."

Interesting article. Too long to read it all at work so I gotta return later.
Places like St. Louis and New York City were once similarly prosperous. Then, 30 years ago, the United States turned its back on the policies that had been encouraging parity.
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+Lee Schumacher, okay, that's a valid reading, but I think it sacrifices the substance. 

I'd say the simple reading would mean that "wealth inequality is a consequence of policy" would imply the thesis "why Topeka has both billionaires and trailer parks". That is, without region-preferring policies, regions should have similar inequality.

I'd argue that your turn here is akin to arguing that Twister is a perfectly fine substitute for Life because it also uses colored spaces and a spinner.

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Everything is politics now -

"one of its iconic tunes — "Cabinet Battle #1" — depicts the argument over one of Hamilton's most significant legislative initiatives without really explaining its content. In part, that simply reflects the inherent limits of musical theater as a venue for policy analysis. "
Broadway's hottest musical is also part of a historiographical revolution.
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My team at Google has been very big proponents and innovators of USB Type-C. I've worked on two Pixel products now that use the connector and its related technologies (Power Delivery, Alternate Mode, USB 3.1). It really is an amazing little connector.

However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.

I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.

You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables... What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.

I've been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.

#USB   #TypeC ,
#Nexus   #ChromebookPixel   #PixelC  

 
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Flout.

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"Let’s hope one of the others triumphs, and at least wins back the votes Labour lost in Scotland, where so many people at the last election said “I canna vote Labour, they don’t abstain enough for me, the wee morons.”"
At last sensible Labour politicians are injecting some maturity into the leadership debate. To start with, Tony Blair’s aide John McTernan called anyone who nominated Jeremy Corbyn a “moron”, which is such a refreshing change from the divisive and childish approach of the Left.
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"Last night, I heard a lettuce-fuelled Labour leadership hopeful tell a TV reporter that he is re-evaluating the ‘core values’ in the eyes of the electorate, as if by merely saying those words with his mouth, then the answer will turn up in a taxi.

"Let me tell you the core values, sunshine. They are to stand up to inequality, punch hard for those who cannot, and REFUSE to be bowed in the face of battle. Save yourself the money you were going to spend on shiny leaflets. You won’t need them. Just stand up, charge forward and bloody fight."
 
So much of this, about the British Labour Party, applies to our Australian equivalent. Stand up and fight, damn it!
There’s a scene in Band of Brothers, the Second World War series. Lieutenant Ronald Speirs, a fearsome and seemingly fearless soldier finds one of his men – a private who has been cowering in a...
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