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I could never use this thing myself, but I love the steampunk / Star Wars vibe, by which I mean -- a device that is really high tech in some ways, and strangely (in this case intentionally) primitive in others.

At $500 it is probably too pricey to mod into a CosPlay prop, for those so inclined to such things, but I love the idea of a functional word processor that has an actual physical toggle switch to save your document.
Freewrite is a luxury word processor for writers, with a great mechanical keyboard, cloud-syncing capabilities, and freedom from web-based distractions.
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Yeah, that made it a non starter for me. Even the standalone word processor I used through college had those.
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Amusing commentary from a person playing the new game Stellaris
It shows the unexpected ways societal factors of various alien race can interact
To start off, I'm playing as a Collectivist + Fanatic Spiritualist Theocracy with Continental preference. I ally myself early on with these...
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I recently unlocked Xenomorph Armies, and have been waiting to build them. Basically they are described as Aliens, and that the handlers stay behind in bunkers watching them go.

I can't imagine anything bad happening.
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No matter how many times I watch the Lego Movie, that stupid kid ruins everything...saddest, most tragic movie ever.

Lord Business was so close to purging all the stupid crazy nonsense foolish people build with Legos, and permanently ensuring everything would be perfectly awesome forever...but despite my yelling at him to just send the kid to bed without any tacos, and invest in a lock for the basement door...in the end he falls for it every time, and paradise is lost...

So sad, so tragic...
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Two words +TS Luikart:  Challenge Mechanic.
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Recommended.   The author is not particularly religious, although it is clear he loves the poetry of this bible version as a literary accomplishment on par with Shakespeare.  In addition to highlighting the unusual way this book got created and why, its a beautifully rendered survey of Jacobean England, and really highlights what a different road of middle ground and conciliation the country could have gone down rather than the one that led to the English Civil War.

As an interesting bit of quirky history, it even touches on how a book designed to reinforce the authority and ceremony of the Church of England (and largely reviled by the extreme Puritan seperatists) eventually became the preferred version of the extreme Puritan seperatists.  Once they had seperated and set up their own government in America they discovered how much more useful a bible that promoted submitting to a central authority was over their old bible that promoted resisting central authority...since they were now the central authority.
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1 part evolutionary science text, 1 part literature review, the part that's relevant to this list is that its also a really concise survey of the history of science as it was transitioning from philosophy towards modern science and the ideological feuds of the period.
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Only 1 hour remains before Astongetorix the Unliving rips apart your soul as fuel for his latest arcane ritual to achieve absolute power.

The secret to stopping him is found within the pages of Blood Red Sands, one of the offerings in the latest Bundle of Holding.

You'd best get your copy before its too late.

You don't want to wind up without a soul do you?

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I really need to actually play this game. I've owned it since the Kickstarter, but I really need to get a game going.

Shit, I need to get a game of something going, but this is definitely near the top of the list of "something".
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So last night I'm at minor league baseball game. The crowd is only sorta into the game despite the home team clawing back from an 8-2 deficit. The guy working the sound booth is trying all the usual sound effects from the old school organ and Queen riffs to movie and video game clips ("Finish Him"). The team promo people are out doing line dances and hip hop dances and there's some gimmick between every inning (like tricycle races)...they're all really working it, but the crowd is pretty relaxed and mostly just enjoying the peaceful evening, only half paying attention.

Then the sound guy hits paydirt. The next sound follows a big swing and a miss by a visiting batter -- a good old Ric Flair Woo!.

From that point on the crowd was into it. Fans in one section would Woo, then fans in another section would Woo back and pretty soon it was non stop Woos..like Wooing in the round...like the overlapping sounds of crickets at night only instead of chirps its Ric Flair Woos...for 3 straight innings the Woos never stopped. At any pause the sound guy would hit the clip again and another Woo wave would sweep the stadium.

All it took to get the fans into the game was a Woo.

That shit is gold.
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The games I have gone to this season I have endeavored to get the New Day clap going, with some success.
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