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I thought the main shield world from the Halo books was a lot bigger than what they depicted in Halo 4. Turns out, the first shield world the humans come across is 2AU in size. From what I remember, it was effectively a star system unto itself.
Determining the Real Sizes of Objects in Halo - Update. Full article is here - this is just the Cascade Scaling images, redone at 1280x720. An older version, created for Halo Waypoint, is here. All work was done by Stephen Loftus (SoundEffect) This collection was totally overhauled in June 2014.
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You spoke. We listened. 
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Not looking forward to the massive crowd of people at the memorial service for my great aunt and uncle. Haven't had enough sleep in the last 48 hours to deal with so many people all at once. 
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Jarvis is kill :/
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You know, I hate Big Bang Theory as much as the next guy, but whenever Wil Wheaton is on, it's totally worth it.
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Sense8 really starts to get interesting around episode 4, and it looks like it keeps accelerating. Almost didn't make it through the first two episodes, but from what I heard, it would be worth it. So glad I stuck with the show. Still have half a season to go, but it when it picks up, it really picks up.
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I just gave the season finale left to watch and its been pretty fantastic after the first few episodes.
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If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

I have to admit, this is a catchy line.  It appeals to the inner cynic in us all and makes a certain amount of sense in a core, "what can you do for me," type of thinking.

But it's hog-wash.

I work for Google so I follow the news about the company and I'm really tired of seeing that first line, or some variation of it, spouted by people who really don't care enough to want to think it through.  It does not work that way!

Yes, Google is a company.  And yes, Google is a reasonably large company (though not that large compared to the likes of IBM, GE, etc.).  But though a company is a single entity in the eyes of the law, it is not run like that.  Google is full of many thousands of individuals, many of whom are more rabid about user privacy than the privacy watchdogs that complain.  I've watched them take Larry and Sergey to task on stage about the smallest things.  I've done it twice myself.  If the leaders of the company purposely violated our users' trust, there would be open revolt and the founders would be lucky to not find themselves strung up by their toes.

Everything Google does is done for our users.  Your happiness is always the first priority, even above Ads.  (I've seen this in both policy and various practical implementations.)  You are not product; you are our customers!  That's simply the way we view it and it permeates the company from bottom to top.  Everything is done to make a better service for you.

Even Ads is viewed as a service to our users.  Random ads are garbage.  Useful ads are a benefit.  Yes, it's also a benefit to our publishers and yes, it's also a benefit to our shareholders.  Since when did win-win-win arrangements become a bad thing?

I won't claim that Google always gets it exactly right or that we haven't made mistakes.  We don't and we have.  And we admit it.  And it will happen again.  Sorry.  But everything is done with the right intent even if it doesn't always work out as hoped.  Hindsight is perfect.

Google is the most moral company in which I have ever worked.  But guarding our users' privacy doesn't just make moral sense, it makes business sense.  If we purposefully violated our users' privacy, we wouldn't have a business at all before very long.
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I'm beginning to think the older I get, the less I can function in crowds. All these events over the past week have made me wish I had a sensory deprivation tank. 
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Oh god, religion came up at a family gathering. I'm staying out of this one. 
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It's a great yet depressing read.
How roleplaying games and fantasy fiction confounded the FBI, confronted the law, and led to a more open web
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First practice with my Halo clan was a success. Had a lot of fun playing Halo with a full team. Didn't play the best ever, but did decent. Got to practice callouts, so that was fun.
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HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, CodeIgniter, web apps, games, web design
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  • RedShift Development
    Partner/Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Bonk Media
    Web Developer, 2014 - 2014
    Codeigniter developer
  • Self
    Web Contractor, 2011 - 2013
  • Blue Mountain Television
    IT, 2011 - 2012
  • Rapidfyre, Inc
    Web Developer, 2011 - 2011
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Walla Walla, WA - Redmond, WA - Lubbock, TX - Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA - Redmond, WA - La Salle, CO
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Web Developer, Wannabe graphics designer, science geek, Brony
Introduction
I am a web developer and computer enthusiast. I love using Linux and have experience in several programming languages. I usually am pretty easy going and love having a good time with friends.

Some of my favorite things to do are: Programming, learning new things, longboarding, tinkering with computers (both hardware and software), reading (news, blogs, books, etc), spending time with friends and family, and playing video games. (especially Minecraft and Halo.

The name superlink is a fictional character I created at the age of 13. The superlinkx variation has become my primary online alias, and I use it for my identifier across the web.
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Self-taught programmer. Honors diploma in high school. Not afraid to admit that I love My Little Pony
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  • Life
    The Universe and Everything, 1991 - present
  • Walla Walla University
    Computer Science, 2011
  • Campion Academy
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Steven Richard Shoun Holms, superlinkx, Superlink X, superlinkxalpha, (alpha)link
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Great little arcade. Also a Friday Night Magic location, and has an awesome atmosphere for Magic players.
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Amazing food, friendly staff. Definitely my favorite Mexican restaurant here in the valley.
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Good food. A bit expensive. Their shakes are awesome!
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Starbucks is a bit expensive but this one is great and is really pleasant to hang out at.
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