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One of Extra Credits' best releases to date. I had to watch it a couple of times, just because what is being said is that good. There is a really, really awful segment of the games market these days that cranks out skinner-box games intended to steal away time and money before the player even thinks about what they're doing, rather than provide a rewarding, fun experience (Mobage and Kabam come to mind). That's not treating people like people, and the Extra Credits team are right to call it immoral.

In some ways, I think it relates to a segment NPR did recently on Magic: The Gathering (http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/03/11/392381112/episode-609-the-curse-of-the-black-lotus I would love to see Extra Credits expand on that a bit, if possible). Wizards of the Coast had a huge decision early on if they were going to prioritize collecting, or the fun of play, and chose the latter. They faced a lot of opposition, but MTG is still around, in part, because they made that choice and stuck with it. It's nice to see that these kinds of choices can pay off in the end.
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This is a great explanation of how polarization in political viewpoints works, and why arguments, online or elsewhere, rarely are against what the other person/group actually believes, but against a stereotype created by people who share your views.
If you ever argue online, before responding, ask yourself, "has this person actually said what I'm about to attack them for, or is it just what I think they believe, or will say"?
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I guess FreedomWorks earned their paycheck from the telecoms yesterday.

Edit: Yep. Googled it, and Verizon and AT&T are known donors to Freedomworks. Guess they're getting what they paid for.
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No IAPs? Sounds good to me. Having read some of the comics, and enjoying the characters, I think I'll have to pick this one up.
NO IN-APP PURCHASES AND NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED TO PLAYJoin Star-Lo...
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Do you have anti-theft security for your Android phone yet? If not, now's your chance to get Cerberus, a fantastic app I've been using for a couple years now, for free. It's normally $3, but new accounts get a lifetime license for free today. 
The Android Device Manager might get the basics taken care of, but Cerberus goes a few steps farther. It's a powerful security suite with features like SIM... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, Deals, News
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OK, I don't want to be the bad guy picking on a school, but does anyone else note something a little... wrong about the way the kid is interacting with his laptop in the graphic? 

Why is he typing with one hand, and what's with that expression? 
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lol, it's a 'personalized journey'.  
Yeah, that qualifies as a marketing 'fail'.
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Verizon's tantrum over the #NetNeutrality  win is hilarious. Funny how they pretend the old rules, that Verizon and the other telecoms fought for years, supposedly never existed now. 
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Wooo! Rocking the clarinet, just like I did back in my band geek days! I even broke one, too, early on. 
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Too good not to share... This is a story of the dangers presented by incompetent people who think they are knowledgeable. 
 
I just read this and I have to share it:

Phone rings, it's an employee at Long Term Client (LTC).

LTC employee: "Hey DallasITGuy, it's OK if I take the shared drive home so I can work from home today and over the weekend, right?"

The "shared drive" is a nice big Dell T620 tower server with three VMs (AD/file/print, Exchange, SQL).

Me: "OF COURSE NOT! WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU THINKING?"

LTC employee: "I have to have some reports finished by Monday. I can't get anything done here, people keep interrupting me. So I need to work this weekend but I can't come in. So I'm taking the shared drive home, OK? That won't cause any problems, right?"

Me: "It's not OK, it will cause all kinds of problems! Don't disconnect anything, please!"

LTC employee: "You always make such a big deal out of us doing IT stuff on our own. It's no big deal, no one here works on the weekend and the rest of my group is out today. Just relax, I already have it in my car. I'll bring it back on Monday."

I immediately try to remote into the server... it's offline.

Me: "WTF? You already put the server in your car??"

Mobile phone starts ringing. LTC owner is calling me from his mobile on my mobile.

Me: "LTC employee, hold on for a second your boss is calling on another line." I answer the mobile.

LTC owner: "Our email is down. Everything is down. We can't get to the Internet. What the heck, that thing is nearly new, it shouldn't be down!"

Me: "I'm on the phone with LTC employee. She has the server in her car and is about to take it home so she can work from there over the weekend. I'm telling her not..."

LTC owner: "!@@%@#$%%!!!!#@$#@$#@!!@##$$@#_&&!!" click.

I switch back to my landline and tell LTC employee, "Your boss wants to talk to you right now."

LTC employee: "Yeah, I think I hear him coming down the hall. I'll have the drive back Monday! Bye!" click.
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Grab 'Big' for free from Google Play, while it lasts.
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I'm a geeky kind of guy. I like computers/technology, reading, and movies, but also enjoy the outdoors, particularly the Sierra Nevada mountains nearby. I dabble in a lot of different things, such as photography, as well.
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Very good food, that's all. The ordering and pickup is from a window, and there are some outdoor tables if you want to eat there; however, if you go there, it's not really for the atmosphere. They make excellent tri-tip sandwiches and burritos, and don't skimp on the meat, which some places are prone to doing.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've been going here for well over a decade now, as well as involved in assisting with various aspects of the church for nearly as long, and I still love it. It's gone through some ups and downs, but I love the people, and don't plan on leaving anytime soon. It's also one of the most diverse churches I've ever even heard of. We have two English congregations ("Common Ground", the contemporary one, and "Faith Community", the traditional one), a Spanish Language service, "Amor y Fe", and a Lao/Khmu language service, "Asian Grace". We're culturally and economically diverse, with members ranging from former university presidents to immigrants with limited English skills. We are all family, though, and we all worship together once every month or two in our combined services. If you're looking for a place of worship, at least come and visit. Check the website for service times.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Expensive, but some unique architecture and tasty wines. Right behind Sterling as one of the better wineries to visit.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great food, open late, they have some of the best tacos in town, hands down. The staff get the food ready pretty quickly, too. The atmosphere isn't always the best, especially late at night, but the food makes it worth it all the way.
Public - 3 years ago
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Very good food, friendly staff. Unique touches like the Turkish handmade water cups add to the atmosphere. We plan to come back
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great food in a little place.
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Been going here for years, and they have great food. It's more of a sit-down restaurant, with a plate averaging about $10. They make some of the best fajitas I've had, but all of their food is quite good.
Public - 4 years ago
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