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Fundamentalism (everywhere. Not limited to religion) isolates. It reduces interaction and makes sure you don't attract majorities. Which is why I prefer pragmatism without losing sight of my ultimate goals. And am ready to accept the flamewars from the fundamentalists. 
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The joy of re-discovering my music from back when I was 18....

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“I’m going to have to science the shit out of this.”
And to think I didn't like Matt Damon a couple of years ago....
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Interesting!
But this trailer is WAY too revealing.
I feel like Ive already seen the whole movie. 
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I haz the bestest offspring!

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I'm really starting to wonder if +Fox Business​ has been bought by +The Onion​...
Any statements, +The Onion​?
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Call me paranoid, call me an Android fanboy, call me anything you like, but without any licence details, this could just as well be the next thing to stifle innovation in Apple's favour.

So before marketing this any further, Apple, I want to see a licence!

#apple #innovation
 
Apple makes Swift open source (license unknown ATM). And makes it available on Linux. That actually is quite something. It will include the compiler and the standard libraries. ETA end of year. 
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I'll definitely give this a whirr when my book on RHEL 7 is complete...
 
RPG Thought of the Day: Fury Road

Ye mead-swilling gods, what a fantastic movie! From the first few seconds, it melted my face with awesome, then rebuilt it from further awesome, only to melt it again and again with even more awesome. 
I could geek out for pages about how Fury Road excels as a work of fiction, a cinematic force of nature, and a continuation of the Mad Max storyline. But we’re here to talk about gaming, so here are five lessons the movie teaches about awesome game design. 

Give More Things Backstories
You will not believe how many objects in Fury Road have either a history from the Mad Max timeline or its own story in this most recent chapter. Max’s jacket hails back to the first movie. That music box is from Road Warrior . You just know Furiosa’s arm has a tale written down in somebody’s notes. More objects in games need this kind of treatment. It makes the world richer, and gives players more things to attach themselves to. 

Add Complications
Most adventures follow the Plot HookChallengesFinish storyline, and it’s a great storyline. But Fury Road goes Plot HookChallengesPlot TwistFurther ChallengesFinish. That plot twist can create some of the best moments in a game, especially if it was foreshadowed effectively earlier in the session. You can apply this both to encounter design and to overall story arcs.

Use the Weather
Two things on this. One: weather is literally awesome  and should make an appearance as backdrop, hazard and enemy more often in games and campaigns. Two: note how in the movie, Furiosa used the weather as a weapon and suffered her own damage as a result. For literal meteorological phenomena, non-weather natural catastrophes, and metaphorical “climate” like politics or unbeatable enemies, this is a good concept to imitate.

Leverage Character Tags
Where other movies have faceless grunts, Fury Road had The Midget Astronomer, The King of the Bullet Farm and That Mutant With the Fat Feet. It turned beings who were essentially bullet sponges into memorable parts of the battlefield. Just one memorable details makes the game more colorful, and makes it easier for you to distinguish between combatants in a complex fight. Bonus points for making a tag part of the action .

Be Your Own Awesome Guy
I’m convinced the writing team for Fury Road had an Awesome Guy. Awesome Guy’s job is to listen to an idea, and respond with the phrase “Not awesome enough” a minimum of five times. No other process could have produced a battle caravan including a blind metal god rolling on a speaker stack with a taiko drum team and a guitar that shoots fire. Every core idea you have in your game, say to yourself “Not awesome enough,” and see what answers you come up with. 

Now go away. If you need me, I’ll be spending the next several weeks playing classic Car Wars on a sand table. 



(Excerpt from the bonus content in Random Encounters Vol 2, which should go live this weekend)
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Very interesting tutorial!

 
The best tutorial I've ever found.
Understanding systemd - suite of system management daemons, libraries, and utilities designed as a central management platform for the Linux OS
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"Types" http://xkcd.com/1537/ #comics #feedly
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The world loses a great artist...
Thank you for enriching us, Christopher Lee!
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(
Screen legend famous for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems
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Make your expenses easy...
The reports created by this service are allowed/supported by the Belgian Tax system (or lack thereof)
No more paper, which I like!
Kastickets, BTW-bonnetjes, onkostennota’s. Gedaan met fotokopieën, manuele ...
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This. Is. Awesome!
 
http://www.space-mullet.com/2015/06/05/green-leader/

Well-drawn, emotional and succinct short comic about GREEN LEADER, aka A-Wing pilot, Arvel Crynyd.  
    Ever since I was little, this has been, by far, my favorite scene in Star Wars:   For some reason, this A wing pilot MOVED me.  Everything about this part of Return of the Jedi m...
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