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Only certainty of life: When icy jaws of Death come, you will not have had enough treats.
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Donut says: you had me at treats.
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Fun times.
 
Slay dragons, learn concurrency! Play the cunning Scheduler, exploit flawed programs and defeat the armies of the Parallel Wizard.
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A good piece overall, I just wanted to note this bit:

"If he were looking to me for advice, which he's not at this point, I would tell him to stop using the phrase that she's playing the women's card because that demeans her experience and her accomplishments," said Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). "And although I am not a supporter of Hillary for president, I worked well with her when she was in the Senate."

I find it hard to imagine Susan Collins voting for Donald Trump.
He wouldn't shake her hand. Instead, Clayton Williams – an oil tycoon and rancher who liked "kissing just about every woman who comes within arm's reach" on the campaign trail – walked across the stage to his Democratic opponent for governor, Ann Richards, looked her in the face and called her a "liar."
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Govt response: We think you underestimated, but we can't be sure. Fortunately, he's a fictional character.
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My most recent game of Civ 5, I strayed quite a bit from orthodoxy, constantly adding city count, ending up with close to 20 cities. This was at penultimate difficulty, and required some very specific things to have happened.

But yeah, there is a very much a well defined "meta" for the game, and your path isn't influenced all that much by terrain or neighbors.

This is going to be interesting.

#SoExcited
Firaxis on city districts, active research and Gandhi's dark side.
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I used to use an editor called MINCE, which stood for MINCE Is Not Complete EMACS.

Recursive definitions are an inside joke dating back to Donald Knuth's famous definition: "Circular Reasoning: See Reasoning, Circular."
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It surprises me a little that Shane Black would speak up on this. It seems like it would kind of burn a bridge. Who knows, maybe those executives have since been sacked.
Shane Black, director of “Iron Man 3,” revealed that the original villain in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise received a gender-swap before going into production. “…
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What's the last thing that goes through a moth's brain when it hits an autonomous Tesla?

Its abdomen.
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I like to think the last thing that went through the warden's head....
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+Katrina Gischer and I were talking a bit about this earlier today. PayPal apparently doesn't want to refund money lost on Kickstarters, now that we are in the season of Kickstarter fraud.

This bit amuses me:

Additionally, “anything purchased from or an amount paid to a government agency” and “gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize” are no longer eligible for Purchase Protection either.

I kind of get the gambling part, but the government purchase part is a bit strange.
You might want to think twice before you find another crowdfunding project with your PayPal account. Starting on June 25th, PayPal is updating its User Agreement to remove Purchase Protection on cr…
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I'd been telling +Jay Gischer about this under the heading of "they DID that?". Naturally, I don't know about it until it's over. Of course, I've never had a Kickstarter go bad, either.
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Kevin Drum discovers the glory that is Massie Munroe. And others.
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This is really pretty darn good news. 57% of opposed or strongly opposed the new "bathroom laws" requiring transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the gender that was assigned at birth.

And 75% support laws that guarantee equal treatment of trans people in housing, employment and public accommodations.
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There's a company out there called ORC International, Inc.

And now I want to know; Is there a KOBOLD Systems, Inc? Or a GNOLL Industries? What about BUGBEAR Mining?
ORC International is a leader in the art of business intelligence. We creatively integrate insights to uncover what engages people around the world.
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+Michael Huber: That looks like the same KOBOLD Instruments.
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