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WoW adds Token for gold.  Like EVE Online's PLEX, and not like EVE:  this is Soulbound.

So no futures market ...

read more : http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/18141101/introducing-the-wow-token-3-2-2015
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A cat walks into a bar

Thanks Reddit.
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That bartender knows what's up.
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Busy day, but some tantalizing items on Kickstarter have found 5-10min for me to look and support.

Following in the footsteps on kxcd (http://what-if.xkcd.com/128/) and question by a colleague, I present you kraftwerk   [if Autobahn is playing in your head, good]

This is a portable fuel cell.  That is awesome.  These guys are also pretty good at this, so this is far likelier to work and success.
Read the xkcd technology comparison for an easy to understand on this.

But if you want more of what the company behind can do, ready this older PDF below.

http://www.h2fc-fair.com/hm13/images/ppt/10we/1630.pdf

#kraftwerk   #fuellcell   #kickstarter  
A totally new energy supply technology for mobile electronic devices. Efficient and remains independent from the power grid.
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Unlike the Storm fatbike, where the launch page doesn't even have an obvious FAQ, this backpack campaign is almost perfectly setup.

Love the idea of the pack, like the shape and colours.
What it lacks for me:
1) security system to lock-down the contents: this bag will likely have a couple of gran of gear inside normally
2) a convenient way to personalize the outside so you differentiate it from others.  I love unassuming grey, but at the airport, I'd like something a little more.
3) bluetooth tracker ... yeah, maybe that's another campaigns in itself
Power and protect your gadgets on-the-go. Control charging from the App without opening a zipper.
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Visions of flaming Sony and Apple batteries from a few years ago linger. 
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An electric fat bike for 500$ ?  Colour me interested.

#stormebike   #ebike   #fatbike   #indiegogo  
The world's most affordable eBike. Priced under $500 for a Limited Time. Offer Ends 2/6/2015. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Looks like Yahoo decided to actually investigate a bit the news finally, not just post some wild marketing claims.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/a-500-ebike-not-so-fast-110086504619.html
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I feel for the those on this map.  Almost 40 inches of snow would have been a major snarl in Montreal, but it must be a big problem for cities not equipped to deal with it.

Toronto got ... sprinkles.
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we're suppose to get 10-15 cm of snow tonight. i guess the trailing edge of this thing or something.  meh i just see it as more powder to braaap my snowmobile in!:)
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Unplanned work of the weekend:  swap dead battery on the Impreza

Partly my fault, it has been languishing in the corner, since I've been driving the BRZ the few times I've needed a car. 
The battery was from '07, so was pretty much due.  After that, a small "Italian Tune-up" and all seems good.

Now I've got to assemble the rolling furniture for my PicoBrew setup. Not sure I'll get to all that today.  I sense another pressure change and soon we'll be in deep freeze again. Weather yo-yo is bad m'kay ?
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That's actually great for a car - my experience is batteries on vehicles dying about every 4-5 years.
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The other item today on my radar:  add a kegerator to my PicoBrew setup. 

This could make it excessively simple for brewing and serving.  And that is good.

#kickstarter   #picobrew   #beer  
PicoBrew LLC is raising funds for KegSmarts: The Worlds Smartest Kegerator on Kickstarter! The KegSmarts kegerator brings the craft beer experience home.
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While waiting for something to finish, I stumble onto this series of pictures by Robert Doisneau. 

Brilliant photography.

http://theredlist.com/wiki-2-16-601-803-view-humanism-profile-doisneau-robert.html
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For shame Google.
Last month, Zoë Keating found herself on the wrong end of a phone call with one of the world's most powerful companies. A representative from...
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Stay safe Toronto.  The snow is very pretty, but moving around in it is not.
Again, shoveling is good exercise, but watch your back.
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Saint John NB did. 
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There is snow in Toronto, enough that you may need to shovel some time.
Good exercise right?
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No Túrós Csusza for you!
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