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Max Cates
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Had a GREAT day today. Got my first Yanma before work, hatched a Tyrogue on my lunch with an HP IV of 15 for Hitmontop and the gold Johto badge, then found Skarmory at a red light, and hatched Mareep while I was hunting Totodiles in a nest. Not bad, for spending most of my time at work.
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3/1/17
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Was going to name it something else until I saw its stats. 
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11/3/16
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I wish I were a inhumanly good romance writer, and could write the most engaging and evocative romance novels imaginable. I want them to be page-turning. Thrilling. Irresistible.

I would write those novels, but I'd mess with my readers. Things like neglecting to mention the hero's name for a hundred pages, and then give him a terrible name like "Dr. Sirloin Shrinkpenis" or "Ghost Diaperfuck".

But the story would be so good they'd still finish it, and buy the next one.

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Be humble for you are made of Earth... be noble for you are made of Stars.
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I finally broke down and got one of those step-measuring thingees. Dan, I nearly bought a Garmin, but my loyalty to them ended with your employment there, so I got a Fitbit Charge HR instead.
I'd saved up for one for a long time, but I finally broke down and got one because I tried to go out for a walk with some friends on a nice day, started sucking wind while walking up a hill, and realized what execrable shape I'm in. I've spent the winter sitting on my butt in a depressive fugue, and it's a bad thing.

The good news is, 35 years of video games have conditioned me to try for high scores. So in the past week (I got it on Thursday), I've been going out of my way to walk more. Over the past 6 days, my scarily high resting heart rate has dropped 4 bpm, I've lost 3 pounds, and today I finally hit 10k steps for the first time.

I realize this little gadget isn't a panacea, but my plan is to use my love of electronic feedback and my susceptibility to the sunk costs fallacy to get myself into some kind of reasonable fitness.

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Until good cops turn these bastards in on their own, regularly, we have a terrible problem in this country.  If the "good" cops don't put their duty over camaraderie, and break the 'thin blue line', then guess what? They're bad cops too, and should be fired as well.
The value of sousveillance has been demonstrated again: "A Louisiana man was paid $50 to deliver a summons in a brutality case to a police officer, as he left a courthouse. The man was arrested and charged with assaulting the officer; the claim was that he had fought with the officer, striking him hard enough to move him back several feet. Charges were supported by two ADAs at the scene. For two years, prosecution against the man proceeded.

"Unfortunately for these particular, conniving officers, the ADAs, and the DA, the man had asked his wife and nephew to film him delivering the summons so he could prove he had done so. Eventually, the case came to the jurisdiction of the Louisiana State AG's office - where all charges were promptly dropped. The man is currently pursuing a civil-rights lawsuit against the law enforcement officials involved."

Good cops need to erase any sense of protectiveness toward bastards like these.  Most cops are heroes, doing a very hard job!  If they want to be viewed that way, they must adapt to this new era and help to eliminate the thugs. Our trust will then be their own best defense.

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/mike-perlstein/2015/02/26/charges-crumble-after-cell-phone-video-uncovered/24039559/

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Last but not least, this guy. Devil, good stats, good skill, and two red row enhances - - I think the REM wants me to make a red devil team. 
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Meh.
Got one, and they drop from dungeons (albeit rarely) , so this is socks-for-Christmas. 
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I told myself I'd only roll 3 times on this godfest, and here they are.
Aww yissss...
I didn't have him! And he's pretty fly (for a light guy). 
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