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The internet is whole again - a new strong bad video dropped today : http://youtu.be/rbvxlvSIIww
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I'm sorry. Did you say Whomp Whomp?
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Huh. I didn't see that coming... Not sure if it speaks well of Dallas (candidate list was created by pros, after all) or poorly of USA Today readers ( Dallas ? I mean, this city has plenty going for our, but a better skyline than NYC? Boston? London? Hong Kong?)
 
Best skyline on earth... Yeah, that's Dallas! We're way awesomer than everyone else! 
The winners for Best International Skyline are in! Click to see the winners for Best International Skyline , chosen by the readers of 10Best and USA TODAY.
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Finally decided enough I/O wait is enough: there's no reason my 2012 #Nexus 7 (grouper) should continue to lag so much; so I replaced all the filesystems with f2fs, converted a ROM (cm11) to all-f2fs, and blew it onto the tablet.

Wow. She flies like she used to. This little slab has years of great life left in her!
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Aha. I have an android phone, but an iPad tablet. Thanks!
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Pretty much
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From the event page:
"The right to rock is not a second amendment issue.
The right to rock is Universal."
Brilliant. And some of the images on the Event page are just grand.
The topic of guns is all over the news, whether they are being used as props of democracy and freedom...
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PSA (You'll want to read the pdf listing locations and providers - Texas is largely only serviced by Verizon, right now; but all services all states by the end of the year )
If you're deaf or in an emergency where you can't speak, getting a hold of 911 is problematic. In just a few hours, the nation's leading mobile providers will start the support of texting to 911 for emergencies in certain areas.
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Oh, yeah - I'm sure they'll have to jail a few people for sending 911 dick picks before people get used to taking it seriously
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Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its..
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Do we all know what week it is? Weird Al and George do. #BannedBooksWeek

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+Gaibryel Miller in case you haven't caught it yet - I think you'll find this noteworthy:
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Wait - how the hell does an owner of a hospitality business not know about the ADA? Sometimes my own naïvity slaps me in the face ( original link has been taken down, adding new link:
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/national/veteran-denied-motel-room-daytona-beach-because-he/ngSkZ/ )
A Daytona Beach motel owner who refused to welcome a vacationing veteran and his service dog is now facing a possible misdemeanor charge.
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I couldn't read the link. And yeah, a service dog is universal, it should be a non-issue anywhere. 
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Riddle duels with dragon bankers? Couldn't be any worse than investment vehicles in savings account clothing and privatized rewards for public risks.
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tasty, inventive food menu. extensive tx beer list. ethically operated. must visit for pub aficionados
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Cozy, tasty and welcoming! Make an appointment for weekend brunch - there trends to be a wait.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Spare menu, but everything is perfectly presented. Great salads, burger, sandwiches, steak, etc. One of the nicest patios in the metroplex. Peerless service. I can't stress this enough - over the years I've gone through periods where I eat here weekly and periods where I don't visit in many months, yet I've never had a more consistently positive service experience in any eatery. Anywhere. These are true professionals and they take food service *seriously* . Cons? The wait. It's a small, cozy location and very popular among neighborhood residents, so you'll have to wait during the rush times - and there's almost no room to wait inside.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This place isn't about subtlety - it's about good, fresh, hearty tastes. Comfort food, really. I can only speak to one item, because I can never bring myself to order anything else - *El Taco Macho*. Sounds ridiculous, I know, but it is heaven on earth. It's not exactly a taco and I really don't have words that do it justice. Just ... so much tasty avocado!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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For the "TL:DR" crowd, here's the short and sweet: The location is awesome, the facilities/amenities are mediocre to average (think an average dorm room with a great lobby), the price is unbeatable, and the staff reasonably helpful. Details: I have observed 4 kinds of people who write online reviews: 1. *The incensed* : something angered them and they want the world to know 2. *The incentivized* : whatever reward they're getting is worth a few words on a website. 3. *The eccentric* : they have their own, often unpredictable motivations for reviewing. These are relatively rare. 4. *The ecstatic* : someone did them a solid and they have to let you know about it. I am more of the third than any other. Hopefully that will make my take aways useful, as their not colored by extreme affection or hatred for my experience. *The Facitilites* _Shared Faciltites_ Most complaints I've seen in the existing reviews for *40Berkley Hostel* center on the facilities. This is an old, institutional building. My initial guess was that it was some kind of dormitory, and it appears I wasn't far off - some brief google snooping reveals it to be a former *YWCA residence hall* . Unsurprisingly, it was built in 1888 and "reconstructed" in 1950. This shows, particularly in the hall ways and washrooms. The washroom walls are all tile. The dividers between showers are floor-to-nearly-ceiling marble slabs, with the fixtures bolted directly to the marble. Those washrooms that were useable were quite nice, in a institutional way. The washroom on my floor flooded early in the weekend and was largely unusable the rest of the weekend; but there were functional facilities on the remaining floors. The central hallways were large and a bit echoey, with a thin layer of industrial carpet covering the cement floors. The elevators are old and slow. Most of the conduits in the main hall areas are exposed. As others have mentioned, the main lobby is very well decorated - it has a bit of a retro-60's mod look going. There's a laundry center that provides 6 or 7 coin operated washers and driers. There's a dining area that I didn't visit (although breakfast is apparently covered in your room fee). The Wi-Fi was nearly useless; but that's been covered in plenty of reviews - bring a phone you can tether from! _Room Facilities_ The rooms themselves have the potential to be somewhat cramped. I was mistakenly put in a room that was intended for three people. It was comfortable for one or two; but may have been tight for three. It had one desk and one closet (about 3 feet wide). The beds themselves were metal framed with a trampoline-like web of springs for a foundation. They reminded me of the sorts of beds that were once common in military hospitals. The floor of the room was industrial linoleum tile. One window faced outside, with cranks to open it quite wide. There were no toilet facilities in the room - each floor has a shared toilet/shower facility (as alluded above). The room wasn’t what I’d call cozy or inviting; but it was functional and relatively quiet. I visited during the fall, so I’m not sure how the A/C holds up in summer, but the temperature in the room was quite comfortable during my stay. *Location* The location is prime. There are all manner of picturesque eateries; bars; and shops in easy walking distance - ranging from quite high end ($50 a head or so) to affordable on a student budget (< $10 a head) (South End is popular for upscale eateries; but Boston College has a campus here, hence the options for the more price conscious). The nearest T stop’s only a 10 minute walk away (a little shy of half a mile). Extend that walk out to closer to a mile and you’re at the Boston Commons or Copley Square.
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Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The food here is simply amazing. Reasonable portions - you'll never feel like you have to be rolled out in a barrow; but you won't leave hungry. Try the "marshmellow" soup - it's a tomato bisque with little "marshmellows" (mini suoffle's) floating in it, truly divine on a cold day. Coffee service here is excellent (french press at the table with whole cream). I've never had a bad experience (unless you count occasionally having to wait a while for a table). Very nice patio, too. The menu's not large - rarely more than a dozen items. They concentrate on the souffle's, with a couple of soups, a couple of salads, some cheese plates, and a dessert option or two that aren't souffles (in addition to several rotating dessert souffles) Pros: Truly delicious, healthy, and (somewhat) reasonably priced food. The Decor is warm, inviting and personable - imo, nearly peerless. Cons: Busy and small. You may have to wait and you may have to wait outside. Also, large people may find maneuvering through the restaurant a tad on the tight side.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A note on my "Decor" rating. This place has excellent decor for a nearly standing room only, completely take out only whole in the wall. Rated by any other measure, its decor is horrible - all depends on what you expect! This place is simply amazing. The burger patties are ridiculously huge, but the meat is so good it's worth savoring every bite. I'm no glutton and I don't have a hate on for food that grew out of the ground; but I don't recommend anything other than bacon on the burger (the bacon's impressively tasty, too) - anything more is just too much to handle. Also, while it is a strictly take out place, there's a park near by.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago