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Shanya Almafeta
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Attended Radford University
Lives in Kansas City, MO
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Marvel, this movie is four years out, you have no business getting my appetite whetted this early.
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As a "game" I can play without needing to paying attention while listening to a varied soundtrack, I've been 'playing' a lot of SaltyBet at work lately.

In that game, there are "upset bots" who have an unusual betting strategy:  they find the character that humans have traditionally bet highest on, then go all in against whatever humans on.

And they work.  In a game where 100,000 salt is a lot of money, they will regularly get up to ten million in a day.  And it works because humans bet for or against characters for reasons unrelated to pure statistics:  they have a smooth animation style, or they have a cute sprite, or they have a funny opening, or they have good voice acting, or they are memetically always winners or losers, or they loved the source game in their childhood, or they're a fan of the author's designs.

In other words, it seeks to exploit our inability to think rationally.

Once upon a time, the goal of artificial intelligence was to get a computer as smart as a human.  Today, the goal of artificial intelligence is to teach the computer that humans are stupid.
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I have spent far too many hours looping this over the years.

Warning:  Giant robots.
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Weekend assignment for self:  VM all the things!
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Today's video:  I come to you from the land of no context.
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+Joseph Meyer "I don't fight so I can look frumpy ."
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This song came up on my work radio stream today, and it's exactly what you would expect.

"Ray, when someone asks if you can dunk, you say YES!"
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In the 90s, there was a candy - Warheads - known for being sour or spicy instead of sweet.

This commercial shows that Lucas, the Mexican equivalent, is hardcore.
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The best part is when the little owl completely fluffs up right as they get pet.
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Even though I have been employed for a good while, I still get gig offers and I still read over them.  Today, I got an unusual one - unusual in that it had my name in it.

The pitch mentioned my writing on transgender and game design articles, and stated they wanted someone to act as editor - two of the characters were trans, and they specifically wanted someone on the team who was trans to make certain that their writing was "not stupid."  Fair deal.

They stated they had already completed their crowdfunding goal.  That's when I got interested.

And then they had to ruin it by saying three horrible words, "for writing credit."
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Ugh. Writers and artists need to eat.
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I must have missed that option at character creation.

h/t to boobsdontworkthatway.tumblr.com
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Change of plans for my work music stream:  FerretBomb is doing a rare day cast because he has Memorial Day off, and he's spending it playing games that he thinks treat war "better than most."
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Bookmarking for listening later.
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Education
  • Radford University
  • Wytheville Community College
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
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  • SpiderOak
    2014 - present
  • New World Order
    Human Resources Director, 2003 - 2014
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Kansas City, MO
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Richmond, Virginia - Radford, Virginia - Hillsville, Virginia - Mount Holly, North Carolina - Aiken, South Carolina - Eustis, Florida - Ocoee, Florida - Orlando, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Waynesville, North Carolina
Just about everything is fried or stuffed with cheese or served with a heaping helping of wholesome beans and rice, with quick service. A quick jolt of happiness for lunch.
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Creme sodas and savory crepes, and speedy service all the time. Mexican Coke isn't listed on the menu but is available, if you're like me and have to feed the soda demon.
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