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Max Wellenstein
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Next summer from Michael Bay: Opportunity. **Doesn't. MISS.


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That needs to be a movie NOW.
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It'll be interesting to see what schemes insurers dream up to try to make up the difference.
"You only have 4096-bit encryption on your car's brake actuator. We'll have to tack another $700 onto your monthly rate."
The auto-insurance industry could lose billions in the shift to automated cars.
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Nineteenth base is severely messed up. You don't even want to know.
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I love to drive. That said, I would be more than happy to let Google take the wheel. The freedom I gain in return is enormous.
Give this piece a read. Let me know what you think.
 
As it turns out, driving is a task for which a computer-controlled, camera-covered car is particularly well-suited.
Here are two things we know about human beings: First, they are nowhere near as good at driving as they like to think. Second, they are very resistant to change, even when that ...
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Anyone know if there are any pre-made conversion rules to convert D&D or Pathfinder characters and creatures to Shadowrun? The only conversion doc I can find online is hella old - looks like it's for converting AD&D to Shadowrun 2nd edition.

#SuperGeekery   #dungeonsanddragons   #Shadowrun  
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Terrific Whiteboard Friday this week.
Click-worthy titles are often quite different than titles we think are most likely to rank higher in the SERPs. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand helps marketers figure out what their goals are in writing any given headline, offering a clearer path toward success.
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This is an impressive degree of crazy in all dimensions.
Perhaps Obama totally destroyed the military because they stopped him from nuking Charleston a few months ago. Perhaps it was just a cabal of left-wing magical space elves mind controlling us all with synthetic yams. We'll never know.
Rick Santorum took a few questions from the audience at last weekend's South Carolina National Security Action Summit, an annual Gathering Of The Wingaloos sponsored by conspiracy theorist, rightwing hack, and Islam-panicked freak Frank Gaffney. ...
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Stupid Murica...
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I don't typically share a whole lot from RedState. This piece, however, is definitely worth reading.
#ferguson  
 
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I took the time over the weekend to read the entirety of the 102-page Department of Justice report on the Ferguson PD (“FPD”). I cannot recommend highly enough that you do the same. During the course of this reading, I intentionally read it with as jaundiced of an eye towards the Department of Justice as possible. I intentionally disregarded all commentary regarding what the DOJ investigators reported that they saw, and also all of their reported interviews of the citizens of Ferguson and FPD officers. I decided to say to myself, let’s assume that everything DOJ says is a lie, and also that everyone who was willing to talk to the DOJ during the course of their investigation either lied or shaded the truth. What remained astounded me.

Even if you read only the parts of the Ferguson DOJ report that come directly from the files of the FPD (which is to say, files that would be most favorable to the Department), the report paints an incredibly damning picture of the Ferguson Police Department. No conservative on earth should feel comfortable with the way the Ferguson PD has been operating for years, even according to their own documents.
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Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES It’s unfortunate, the way news is consumed and interpreted in the age of twitter. Everyone feels tremendous pressure to form an opinion quickly and state it loudly and with certainty. Once this has been done, people are highly resistant to changing their minds and they become impervious to new evidence, often dismissing out of hand outright facts just because they | Read More »
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That was fascinating!

Almost as enjoyable were the frantic, overwrought comments afterward.
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Milwaukee Author Carole Barrowman (why yes, John Barrowman is her brother) will be doing a Google Hangout with MAM on Tuesday the 7th! Check it out!
 
Hangout with Art is a MOOC (massive open online course) run by the Milwaukee Art Museum, in partnership with the Google Art Project, for people from around the world to get more comfortable looking at art and visiting museums. As part of the course, we offer a series of Google Hangouts on Air to highlight how people from many disciplines use art in their work. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Milwaukee Art Museum. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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So cool! I'm doing a photo op with John at Emerald City Comicon this weekend. And i am putting this on my calendar too!
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Reason #426 why I'm not a professional musician:
 
Food for thought if you are choosing a career in music, pick Blues and avoid Rap and Hip Hop!

This lovely graph shows the average age of death of Male and Female musicians by music genre. It has really interesting insights.

Did you imagine Gospel would be lower than Country (or Jazz)? World Music seems to have long lived female musicians. 

Any student of correlation-causation will look at this carefully to separate out if the music is the cause or a certain type of personality that takes to that type of music or the environmental variables at play. Lots of interesting things to think about! (Murder accounts of 6% of all deaths in the sample, but was the cause of 51% of the deaths in rap musicians to date.)

For deeper analysis, more data like cause of death, please visit: http://goo.gl/o4xfzt
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World music looks OK. I think I'll stay in the band.
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Need some isometric grid paper? +Fantastic Maps has you covered!
 
A handy resource - isometric grid paper for printing and using at home, and the digital grid for use in digital isometric maps. Enjoy!
Isometric maps are all the rage these days. Here's some free isometric grid paper for hand drawn maps, and the raw isometric grid files for digital maps.
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I started using Gillette blades even before they sent me a razor for signing up for the Selective Service, but they haven't sent me one since and I'm sick of dropping $25 on cartridges every 2 months. I've heard good stuff about Dollar Shave Club for Men, and their $6/month option (seems comparable to my Mach 3s) seems great.
Anyone else out there use DSCM? What do you think? It it worth making the the switch?
#Shaving   #ArtOfManliness   #SeriouslyCheckOutThatDamascusStraightRazor  
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Switch to Dollar Shave Club
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Get that $300 straight razor up there
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Razors are for wimps; wax your face
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Just stop shaving
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Go to costco you can get a year of mach 5 blades for $55. That is if you are like me and change your blade every other week. 
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Web Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, User Experience, Karate
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  • Alverno College
    Web & Interactive Marketing Specialist, 2013 - present
  • Rocket Clicks
    Director of Sustainable eCommerce, 2009 - 2012
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    Manufacturing Systems Specialist, 1998 - 2009
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Shorewood, WI
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Milwaukee, WI - Chicago, IL - Everett, WA - Glendale, WI - Cudahy, WI
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Husband, Father, Old School Geek.
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While standing in line at an outdoor market, I was approached by a complete stranger who exclaimed, "Wow, you look like you're here to fight crime!"
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  • UW-Milwaukee
    MBA; eCommerce, 2005 - 2009
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    BS; Product Design, 1995 - 2000
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