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The episode - Riding with Death - makes me smile [you turkey], but this bit is particularly cute. A little subversive education. I'll never forget Nero's famous platform shoes.
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For the nerds whose jewelry need to be packed with as much data as possible.

The new version of the Rosetta Disk currently under development uses a similar manufacturing process as the first edition of the Rosetta Disk, with the resulting archive being microscopically formed in nickel and readable with 1000x magnification or less. The main difference is that the final archive is about 2 centimeters in diameter, making it a size that could comfortably be worn on the human body.
This November, The Rosetta Project was awarded access to staff and facilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to develop a wearable version of the Rosetta...
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Most people feel shame when they're exposed as liars, when they're seen as uninformed, when their behavior is thought cruel, when respected figures in their party condemn their actions, when experts dismiss their proposals, when they are mocked and booed and protested.

Trump doesn't. He has the reality television star's ability to operate entirely without shame, and that permits him to operate entirely without restraint. It is the single scariest facet of his personality. It is the one that allows him to go where others won't, to say what others can't, to do what others wouldn't.

Trump lives by the reality television trope that he's not here to make friends. But the reason reality television villains always say they're not there to make friends is because it sets them apart, makes them unpredictable and fun to watch. "I'm not here to make friends" is another way of saying, "I'm not bound by the social conventions of normal people." The rest of us are here to make friends, and it makes us boring, gentle, kind.

It goes without saying that this dude is pretty ghastly.
We are so busy laughing at Trump that we’ve lost sight of how dangerous he is.
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I have been playing a lot of Trove. It's a free-to-play MMO with a heavy building element. Not since Second Life have I taken such a shine to a real-time building environment.

Imagine if Lego Star Wars had a baby with World of Warcraft and built an addition on the house for a Lego printer. There's a lot of cool opportunities for creativity.

When I'm not building on my personal club lands, I visit other club lands to see what people make. In the following collection, I visit the Voxel Busters club world. If you are interested in checking it up, load up trove and type /joinworld 4052790181173099611

If you are interested in Troving for yourself, here's an ugly referral link: https://trovelive.trionworlds.com/account/reg/account-registration-short-flow.action?voucherCode=XTMJJTCCCRFHCG3YJRFZ&request_locale=en&experience=aaf&utm_source=manual&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ascend_invite

Trust me, it's worth it.
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If somebody handed me a hundred bucks and said "You Must buy a kitchy holiday suit" then I'd buy one of the great suits over at +Shinesty.

http://www.shinesty.com/collections/guys/suits+xmas

That's right. Suits. Plural.

It's as though +Archie McPhee kidnapped a tailor from +Men's Wearhouse but then the tailor gets Stockholm syndrome and has to make suit after fabulous suit.

Happy holidays.
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Don't let my husband see this!

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This one stings.
 
OAKLAND, CA—Having worked separately at various stages throughout the 27-year-old’s life, local man Anthony Ryder’s depression and financial struggles reportedly teamed up Monday to produce a truly grotesque culinary abomination.
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Always know where you are on the timeline.
 
The Wristwatch of Time (now with real leather strap!) Legend of Zelda Leather Watch: http://j.mp/1VCEmjH
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While my fellow gamers are busy gushing about what a great defender of freedom Scalia was, let's not forget the much larger shadows.

Scalia’s reasoning always began from the starting place that I’m “evil,” based solely on my sexual orientation. Scalia was fundamentally flawed, and he exacted that mistaken judgment on millions of Americans. No person who still considers discrimination justifiable deserves to be hailed as a great thinker. That’s polite gone mad.
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You've grown! Take that positive from it at least :)

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In certain ways, the philosophical opposition between liberalism and socialism structures the extraordinary conflict between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Of course, many historical formations have intervened between 1850 and the present — not least the arrival of the welfare state as a compromise between the two, and the emergence of rights claims based on what we now call “identity.” Of course, Sanders is not truly a socialist in the sense of proletarian capture of the means of production. But Sanders’ central focus on private capital as the enemy of a robust democratic life is far enough to the edge of the liberal map to present a challenge to Democratic Party politics as usual. The establishment backlash has thrown into high relief that the “liberalism” of the Democratic Party is fundamentally committed to a model in which the “mob” is disciplined by capital and its professional mouthpieces. But even more disheartening is the way it has revealed the deep ideological complicity of liberal feminism in our moment of massive disparity between the ruling class and the rest.
The political philosophy Hillary Clinton and her defenders embody has always been about the concrete protection of elite…
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Interesting. Thanks.
I just got in a protracted discussion about how Hillary is quite literally a Republican. I cited that she supports all the organs that keep power removed from the clutches of commoners, and in the safe keeping of the elite. 

I also pointed out how people say that she has voted much like Sanders from issue to issue, but that measuring the difference merely in terms of voting isn't the whole truth. The seeming small measure of difference accounts for millions of lives lost, billions, or even trillions of dollars spent, and millions of people's standard of living being semi-permanently lowered. 

And to all that she says, "Oops!"

I don't suppose I connected classical liberalism with Hillary, nor neo-liberalism, because I don't really think on the labels much. I just know what I have witnessed, and she's not about what she presents. She is the sort to grant authority to invade Iraq, then say she never thought the villains would us it, then pretend to put up a fight about keeping troops there, then write an email to prominent businesses proclaiming that Iraq should be seen as a most excellent business venture. 

Since it is most certainly the case that any GOP candidate would fall into the same line of American exceptionalism that she is trapped in, but would likely try to errode further civil rights, and privacy rights, I suppose I very narrowly prefer her to that, but really, sometimes I think the mask just needs to be ripped full off.

That's something that Sanders promises too. A guy told me I assume he will be able to enact his policies with 100% effectiveness, but I actually assume quite the opposite. I assume that both the GOP, and the Dems will cock block the hell out of Bernie, and I think that'll show people what our political system is really made of.

If I am wrong, and the Dems follow his lead, all the better, but that seems unlikely.

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This is a great little talk (4:30) about raising our children to have empathy for thos who are different.
Artist Raghava KK demos his new children's book for iPad with a fun feature: when you shake it, the story — and your perspective — changes. In this charming short talk, he invites all of us to shake up our perspective a little bit.
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A twitter friend just posted this picture with the words "star wars is very important to me" and I about lost it.
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