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Chaos of Cthulhu makes a clever re-use of the CoC moniker, normally reserved for Call of Cthulhu.

This dice game on Kickstarter has all the infamous elder gods and some curious mechanics.  If you like dice games and loose your sanity, this may be for you.
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Clash in strategic dice battle to be the first to assemble a complete Lovecraftian nightmare formed from scrambled monster parts.
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Once you've seen "Being John Malkovich", nothing surprises you anymore about the actor.
Still an odd idea and execution.
When established photographer Sandro Miller decided to do a project to honor the photographers who had inspired him and shaped his career, he called on his longtime friend and frequent collaborator John Malkovich to help him. The Hollywood legend instantly agreed, and consequently helped bring to life Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a brilliant series of 35 recreations of iconic portraits, all starring the actor a...
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XCOM2
The look and feel is excellent.
Something to look forward for the colder days.
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Ah, tyres.
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Alpine's are lovely race cars and this video shows a handful of the best restored.
A110s have always been on my list of dream cars. Then again, I have a soft spot for Ralley rockets.
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Idaho Stop
Might as well call it Montreal Stop, since I grew up pretty much using it, and so did the rest of the city and surroundings.
Given the lack of support for such logical rules, I tend to be far more ready and willing to handle stop-and-go of lights , but will roll through stop signs in many sleepy streets when there is nobody around.
Indeed, some common sense is needed.
On my 2nd evening riding in Toronto, few years back now, I got some real angry car driver hate when I blew the lights at a T-section, where there was essentially nobody coming or going and my side of the straight was "safe".  Being yelled at was rather unexpected, being pressured by a multi-ton vehicle: unwarranted.

Let's make Idaho Stop a reality in this city.
Running Red Lights Few things raise the ire of motorists (and some cyclists) more than cyclists running red lights. Yet anybody who has ridden in major cities has seen riders proceeding through red...
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Good news everyone!  The new Dacia Sandero is going to the Amazon! Err ...

Funny, I just got my Amazon Prime subscription, free with my Fire Phone.


^props to Brian for the alert ... at work.

#nottopgear   #clarkson   #hammond   #may   #prime  
Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed to present a new car show on the Amazon Prime streaming service in one of the biggest coups in TV history.
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This Intel based NAS by Asus intrigues me:  the spec sheet is almost a perfect Kodi (aka XBMC) or if the BIOS is "open", say an OpenBSD firewall. There is even a 4 bay variant, with a 120mm fan instead of likely whiny 70mm one in the 2 bay, for ~100$ more.

Hmm.

That said, an http://openelec.tv/ setup on an Intel NUC 2820 is potentially a better "media box".  Or the latest  Intel® NUC NUC5i3RYH for a little more $.  And since I've got NASes ...
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Well, this is a harebrained idea! A BattleTech turn-based game for the PC is coming to Kickstarter soon. Somehow apropos news for today.

I know a thing-or-two about the Mercenaries' logistics and storyline of BTECH, pre-and-post Clans. I wonder what direction Jordan will take with the game, which era he will embrace. Curious if he'll gather the writing troops, especially those who worked hard to keep the backstory consistent with surgical retcons.

My preference would be a 3000-3030 story-arc, starting and ending in the Periphery.  All BTECH players know what comes after that, so focus on an epic side-story.  My 2-cents.

Shoutout to the all the other writers and designers from back then,  the rec.games.mecha followers and the folks who recognised the boardgame for its epic RPG background, not just the giant robot war.
TACTICAL 'MECH COMBAT RETURNS TO THE PC. Harebrained Schemes is pleased to announce their return to Kickstarter this Fall to partner with Backers in co-funding the creation of BATTLETECH. Jordan Weisman, the creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior, is back with the first turn-based BattleTech game ...
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My first car was a Celica GT, which I drove to-and-from the family cottage for years, most weekends.  It maxed out at 120 kph on the highway, so I didn't hold up the rest of manic traffic, and it loved the canyons.
Loved that beast, but it leaked and rusted spectacularly.  In the rear seats, you could pat the rear tires at one point, as the panels were gone.  Dad helped restore it enough, but then school and other priorities lead to it's sale.
That car still influences my buying and driving decisions today.
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And they keep growing. All of the varieties are doing fine, which is a big surprise. What may not be fully apparent, each hop has about 4-5 feet looped at the bottom, mostly stripped of leaves to prevent disease.

You can see each plant has now burrs, which is pretty timely.  Now the question:  will they yield cones this year ?

A proper and taller trellis setup and longer coir cords would have made this a lush wall of green. Next year!
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Happy Hammock Day!

(now if this stuffy nose, sinus thing would just stop haunting me)
Nothing sounds quite as relaxing as kicking back and relaxing in a hammock - and there's no better way to celebrate Hammock Day! Find two sturdy, conveniently...
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