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Rodney Orpheus
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Update: I wrote a quick follow up that can be seen here: Chess is Not an RPG: A Quick Follow Up Hi there. My name is John and I design games. Lots of them. Over twenty years, I’ve designed over twe…
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I hold Australian citizenship and spent 17 years in Australia (from the ages of 8-25) and I had never heard of Peter Norman until I read this article. In a country that hero worships its sports stars how can this man - who not only was a gifted athlete but was also a great supporter of, and advocator for, the civil rights movement - be not only ignored but also mistreated in such gross fashion by his homeland? Please read this article, it is utterly fascinating and Peter Norman is worth knowing about.
It’s a historic photo of two men of color. For this reason I never really paid attention to the other man, white, like me.
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Male Fighters In Reasonable Armor
Everyone knows war is for full nudity and a fancy hat. Maybe sandals. But that's it.
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Hear Seven Hours of Women Making Electronic Music (1938- 2014) http://goo.gl/cZnJlH  
Two years ago, in a post on the pioneering composer of the original Doctor Who theme, we wrote that “the early era of experimental electronic music belonged to Delia Derbyshire.” Derbyshire—who almost gave Paul McCartney a version of “Yesterday” with an electronic backing in place of strings—helped invent the early electronic music of the sixties through her work with the Radiophonic Workshop, the sound effects laboratory of the BBC.
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In Dublin and like board games? This is on tomorrow...
 
A few of ye might be interested in this Settlers of Catan charity day tomorrow.. 
Do you like board games? Do you like getting prizes for winning them? Do you like the idea of really good, effective charities getting money? Then get ready, because Giving What We Can: Dublin, in association with The Board House Game Cafe and Alfie Byrne's, is having a Settlers of Catan tournament! Catan is a resource and trading game, and thanks to its simple rules and strategic depth is considered a modern classic for casual and competitive ga...
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Wish I was there... Have fun!
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Fantasy Grounds Ultimate licenses and upgrades to Ultimate licenses are now on sale for Gen Con week. The sale is available on our store front and also on Steam. Save $30 on your Ultimate license. Help spread the word.
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/index.xcp?typ=5
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This is precisely why we didn't use a dongle for +PreSonus Audio Electronics Studio One. A decision that I am very happy we made.
 
that moment your Steinberg eLicenser stops working.. let the real nightmare begin! Read more about the "fantastic" support by Steinberg, Vengeance Audio and ReFX!!!! #broken   #elicenser   #steinberg   #support   #hardwareissue   #license   #loyalcustomer   #brokenelicenser   #refx   #vengeance   #nexus  
eLicenser by Steinberg broken - so let the nightmare begin! Vengeance refusing to send new licenses and much more not so funny answers from support
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best decision ever! and very user friendly, no carrying around of stupid dongles. Most producers at least use an additional computer/notebook for production. elicenser is crap
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JoHanna bought me the Scarlett for Xmas, since my previous interface died a horrible death... she is a keeper :)

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And here's the sad part. If you're a T-Mobile subscriber because you hated the various antics of AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, what do you do now if you're disgusted with T-Mobile CEO John Legere's obnoxious behavior and refuse to deal with those other guys? Cancel T-Mobile and start unreeling REALLY long extension cables attached to your phone from your home to use when you're traveling and Wi-Fi isn't available? 
The Electronic Frontier Foundation caught T-Mobile and its bombastic CEO John Legere in a huge lie, and instead of addressing the findings, Legere is quickly becoming unhinged. Here's the short...
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I switched to t mobile because I hated AT&T. Then I learned that in Nashville thry only have limited coverage in the main areas, and even that goes down constantly. I contacted them about this and either got ignored or basically got, 'lol, sux 2 b u', as a response. 

It took over a week to get off tMobile. My iPhone was purchased unlocked but they locked it, then constantly lied about not being able to re-unlock it for about a week.  

Now I am back on ATT on my husband's plan, at least if I break down on the 20 min drive between our house and 'civilization' I can call someone now.
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Google+ is Google No More

When Google+ launched over 4-years ago, the idea was to both promote a new social network, and create a unified account system and social spine for all things Google.

As this latest blog post from +Bradley Horowitz admits, they didn't get it all right.  Google+ the identity layer was forced on people who had no desire to use the network; integrations with the network became nearly ubiquitous across properties; the 'social spine' became a privacy nightmare for some people; and the effort became at times so obnoxiously in-your-face it soured people on both the social network and the larger ecosystem.

In short, Google+ was the branding equivalent of New Coke.  Much like the Coca Cola Corporation, Google is recognizing this, as recent deintegrations (removals of Google+ features from other Google properties) have shown.

Now the final, major step will be made: instead of Google+ accounts, Google will now simply use Google accounts, which by themselves aren't tied into social anything, private and unsearchable.

So is Google+ dead?  No, fortunately not.  While the Google brand reverts to Google Classic, Google+ will finally receive the type of focus many of us suggested it always needed: no longer a would-be "Facebook killer", the network can now presumably focus on what its most passionate users agree it is good for: discovering great content and accounts to follow (i.e. Twitter without the obnoxious limitations and fewer bots).

Google+ (the social layer) is Dead.  Long live Google+ (the network)!
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Technology Evangelist
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  • WholeWorldBand
    VP of Business Development, 2014 - present
  • The Cassandra Complex
    Chief Magic Officer, 1984 - present
  • PreSonus Europe Limited
    Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, 2010 - 2013
  • Stroud College in Gloucestershire
    Course Leader and Lecturer in Media Production, 2008 - 2010
  • MI7 AB
    Web Project Manager, 2006 - 2008
  • Steinberg
    Technology Evangelist, 1994 - 2003
  • Future Publishing
    Contributing Editor, 2001 - 2002
  • DTS
    Pro Audio Manager, Europe, 2004 - 2006
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21st century renaissance man
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I've written two successful books and sold about quarter of a million records. And appeared in a Pet Shop Boys video.
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Belturbet, Ireland - Stroud, UK - Rochdale, UK - Leeds, UK - Hamburg, Germany - Los Angeles, CA - Henley-on-Thames, UK - Reading, UK
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