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So many fun new scenes in this latest trailer!
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Farewell, Mr. Nimoy. You were a tremendous influence on my young, imaginative life that still strongly resonates with me today.
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los ...
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When I was in high school his Vulcan mind meld became part of our vocabulary. And we all tried the shoulder clench on each other. Leonard Nimoy was a Scifi legend.
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CGP Grey does it again, with another great video that help explain what the heck is going on with some of the finer points of Lord of the Rings. This time, explaining how magic rings work and their effect on the setting. Worth 5 minutes of your time if you like or are interested in Tolkien's work.
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Woo hoo, the first big update to the Sentinels of the Multiverse game for tablets is here! Not very many new cards yet, but critical infrastructure support for more new expansions.

I've played this game a lot so new stuff is greatly appreciated. And now I can't wait for the next expansion which will be major and add a lot more new content.
 
The first expansion for Sentinels has arrived, and that's not all...
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The day has finally arrived! The eagle-eyed Handelabranauts out there have probably already noticed that there’s a shiny new update to Sentinels available now, version 1.2.
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plus 25 to that!! will get going on download RIGHT NOW...
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I really love +Marvel Entertainment. I've been a huge fan of their stories since I was a teenager. Their comics, movies, and television shows are all doing really great right now and I very much enjoy them all.

But one department at Marvel is failing badly: their merchandizing team. And not just once or twice, but repeatedly for years and years. Specifically, they repeatedly cut women out of most of the tie-in merchandizing for their movies and TV shows. It's bad, and I truly hope Marvel can turn this part of their business around.
In between marketing winding up for its May release and Toy Fair around the corner, merchandise for Age of Ultron has been showing up everywhere. But one Avenger has been largely absent: Black Widow. It's not something new to Marvel — and that's starting to be a problem.
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+Wendy Lo here's a recent story about marketing to boys I enjoy. A few years ago the makers of Avatar: the Last Airbender were pitching the sequel (Avatar: The Legend of Korra) to Nickelodeon, and the sequel had a teenage woman as the protagonist. Nicklodeon initially balked because an action series has to appeal to boys, right? The producers proved their point to Nicklodeon because 1) the original Avatar had a lot of women who enjoyed it, and 2) they produced the pilot and showed it to a bunch of boys in focus groups, and then asked the boys if they cared that the lead character was a girl -- the boys said they didn't care, they just liked the cool action. The series got the green light. :-)
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Great fun at the very last show of Cirque du Soliel in San Francisco tonight. Lots of great acts with a lovely steampunk-ish theme. If they come to your city this is definitely one I'd recommend. 
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Here in the San Francisco Bay Area there's a popular local Twitter account known as Karl the Fog, an online personification of SF's most well known weather pattern. One of our local news organizations managed to get an interview in with its anonymous human creator, as well as the people behind a few other local "personification accounts." While I think the article goes a bit overboard on critical analysis, it's still a fun look at a modern social media phenomenon. 
During an event at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco in early November, a presenter screened a short film about San Francisco's fog. After the...
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Clearly some of my colleagues in Google's Japan office had a few extra +Android devices sitting around and a few extra minutes of time to put this together!
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I'm ultimately a +Marvel Entertainment boy, but I've also enjoyed +DC Entertainment's stories and characters over the years. And recently they've been doing a nice job with their television shows and movies. But I, like many comics fans, consider their New 52 "reboot" of their comics world to be largely a failure.

What could have been a daring statement, a complete wiping of DC's slate to boldly reboot everything and wash away decades of continuity to modernize their line, was instead mostly a hot mess. Some things totally rebooted, others totally didn't reboot, and not very much of it worked well together.

One of DC's worst sins in the last few years has been diversity in their comics line. Yes, some great standout characters like Batgirl and Batwoman, as well as the phenomenal reboot of Wonder Woman (which, sadly, recently came to an end). But Marvel was doing a better job of putting people of color, women, and different sexual orientations in their books. DC, on the other hand (other than their standouts) got a lot of deserved criticism -- I'm looking at you, New 52 Starfire! -- and looked like they lacked sufficient diversity in their editorial leadership and creative staff.

So I'm happy to hear today's announcement that DC is taking a step in the right direction. They're finally dropping the New 52 moniker (it's not new if it's a few years old...), signing some great, more diverse talent, and -- perhaps most importantly -- expanding their lineup with a more diverse cast.

Ultimately I'll still "make mine Marvel" but I'm looking forward to checking out some of DC's new titles. Especially that new Cyborg solo book -- I always liked him.

(Now just bring back Static, dammit! That book was the other shining star in the New 52 lineup!)
Marvel isn't the only one with good news for superpowered diversity today! DC comics has announced that Divergence will follow their Convergence event, less a story event and more a concerted effort to broaden its stable of characters and creators, along with 21 brand-new comics!
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Well said! And while we're wishing for books to come back, how about Justice League International and Dark?
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Oooooooo +Peter Hollens​ finally covered The Last Goodbye from the 3rd Hobbit movie! Soooooo pretty!

The Last Goodbye - Peter Hollens (Billy Boyd Cover): http://youtu.be/yD1c7795z-M
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We wrapped up our evening tonight at Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco. These folks are fine purveyors of classic tiki drinks. If you're ever visiting this fair city and at all care for rum drinks you owe it to yourself to visit this place. (Although I must admit that it's my second-favorite tiki bar in the Bay Area; my top choice is Forbidden Island in Alameda.)
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This is for you fans of The West Wing -- the cast is back!
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  • University of California, Davis
    Rhetoric/Communications & Psychology, 1987 - 1991
  • Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
    1983 - 1987
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Hello! I'm an Android Community Manager for Google.

Here on Google+ you can expect me to post publicly about:
  • Google, Android, and Nexus
  • Occasional other tech news
  • Geeky stuff like comic books, video games, tabletop RPGs, and scifi & fantasy books/movies/TV
  • Infrequent posts about my travels, social dancing, and wine
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About me:
I'm a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. I love rain, clouds, fog, and wind. I feel most at home in California coastal woods or tall snow-covered mountains. Squirrels are amazingly fun to watch and play with, but cats are the best animals to bond with. In college I wore black high-top shoes, part of that elite cadre of black high-top folks -- you know who you are. Technology is a drug I cannot help but be addicted to. And winter is my favorite season of the year, which is why I use Wintergrey as my handle around the web.

I'm a geek, but hopefully one with obsessions beyond traditional geek bounds. My niche interests include gaming (computer/console as well as tabletop RPGs), dancing (
social ballroom and Irish ceili), comic books (American-style and some manga), movies (domestic or foreign, Hollywood or indie), animation ("traditional" and anime), skiing (snow, not water), martial arts, science fiction & fantasy, progressive rock, period events, yadda yadda.

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I can quote Star Trek 2, do the rise-and-grind, roll for initiative, and update Google+ from my Android phone. Possibly not all at the same time.
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    Community Manager, 2004 - present
  • Avatar NuMedia
    Post-production Supervisor, 1994 - 2002
  • Circle Video Productions
    Production Associate, 1991 - 1994
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Sentinels of the Multiverse
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Calling all Sentinels! Do you have what it takes to defend the Multiverse? Compose a team of superheroes, each with their own playstyles, ba

Sentinels Sidekick
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Never do battle without your plucky tabletop companion for Sentinels of the Multiverse!Sentinels Sidekick tracks the hit points of all targe

Google I/O 2014
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The official Google I/O 2014 app was built to be your co-pilot to navigate the conference, whether you're attending in-person or remotely.*

Adobe Reader
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Adobe Reader 跨越平台及裝置,針對 PDF 文件提供免費而可靠的檢視及互動功能,是領先業界且備受信賴的應用程式。在您的 Android 平板電腦或手機上安裝免費的 Adobe Reader 行動應用程式處理 PDF 文件。輕鬆存取、管理及共用各種 PDF 檔案類型。與

How persistent Star Wars fans finally got Disney Stores to sell Princess...
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Disney got hold of the Star Wars license and, predictably, started selling merch at the Disney Store. Noticeably missing? Princess Leia.

Fingolfin Defeated Again by Morgoth (This Time in Portland) - Lowering t...
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The last thing the woman from Northeast Portland probably expected when she got up Tuesday morning was that she would be attacked by a sword

Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

Google I/O 2014 Registration
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The registration application window is now open! Sit back and relax. You have until 2:00 PM PDT on April 18 to submit your application to at

Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Store Comixology | TechCrunch
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Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many othe

EN World: Your Daily RPG Magazine: Your Daily RPG Magazine
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The world's largest Dungeons & Dragons fan community and news site with a slew of social networking features, blogs, a marketplace, public a

Google Shopping Express
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Available in San Francisco and SF Peninsula onlyImagine having everything you need delivered from local stores to your doorstep. Tackling yo

Man spent 100 hours building a Power Loader from Aliens...for his baby girl
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And the award for weirdest gift a father ever made his daughter goes to...

Despicable Me
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In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknowns

Xbox One SmartGlass
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"Xbox One SmartGlass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox O

Barcode Scanner
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Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.Alm

Fabulous, fabulous wine. One of our favorite places to taste and buy in the region.
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Neighborhood liquor store and deli with a surprisingly diverse liquor selection. Not as inexpensive or large as the nearby BevMo but family run and they often carry stuff the big stores don't have.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
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Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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One of the few local quality restaurant/bars. The cocktail menu is interesting with many things I hadn't seen before, however it has a very tropical bend. The menu is primarily Italian with a hint of California cuisine, nice food but nothing to swoon over.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
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If you've been to one BevMo you've been to them all, and this one is no different. Fortunately, BevMo's seem to be universally good. Essentially this is a warehouse full of alcoholic beverages and paraphernalia. Although they rarely carry much truly exotic and hard to find stuff, they do have a massive assortment of wine, beer, and spirits to stock your bar with. Keep a look out for their famous 5-cent sales, where they sell a bottle of wine for 5 cents if you buy another bottle of the same stuff at full price -- you can explore a lot of wine this way. This particular BevMo is relatively new as of the time I'm writing this, but the staff seems to have their routine down. The store is clean and well organized. They tend to run out of boxes during the 5-cent sale so I recommend bringing your own boxes or totes.
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Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
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