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Nexus 5?  I don't have a strong opinion atm, but it's new and I've heard good things.
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Okay I get it, Putin is a lying, self-serving, homophobic so and so.  But you know what...he's still right about this issue.  What's the point of international law and international institutions if we can't be bothered to do things the right way.
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a few days people re-read Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and realized just how relevant it still is to our daily lives.

Now I would like to present his "Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution" speech.

It is mindblowing.

It is prescient.

It is incredibly relevant.

I truly believe that over the last 10-12 years we have totally lost our way. 45 years ago, Dr. King gave us a road map.  How many of us have bothered to even look at it.

 
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SEAN'S PICK OF THE DAY: Mecha is coming in a huge way, back to gaming. Solid entry into the Next Gen of Mecha games.
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Holy crap this is awesome.
 
If you've got 1:37, I've got a video that'll drop your jaw

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/10/15/spacex_grasshopper_reusable_rocket_test_flight.html

SpaceX posted an amazing video of its Grasshopper reusable rocket test launch. It lifts off, hovers, and lands back in the same spot, reaching a height of a half mile, and it's all filmed from a hexacopter. Incredibly cool stuff.
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Wut. Like, this is real? Man, it's amazing what engineers can come up with in spite of the way things are. 
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If you're at PAX Dev you should make time for this.
 
Hello my friends,
I'm at PAXDev and PAX this week. 

RPG Design Workshop
Thursday, 1:30 PM in Vashon
http://dev.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/rpg-workshop-the-hidden-true-knowledge-of-truth

Tabletop Visual Design
Thursday, 4 PM in 5th Ave room
http://dev.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/tabletop-visual-design-cards-boards-and-sheets-that-communicate

I'm also speaking at PAX on Sunday with Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel
Modernizing Fantasy RPGs
Sunday, 1 PM, Raven
http://prime.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/modernizing-fantasy-rpgs

In addition, I'll be on all of the Kickstarter panels! 
Hope to see you at the show.

-L
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So guys...about 1 year ago +David Hill got robbed at GenCon.  It turned what should have been a phenomenal GenCon (with two new games) into a nightmare and he has had to work his heinie off to get back to even.  

But with all of that, he still delivered on KS promises and had time to develop an awesome new game and give of his time, imagination and efforts to other game developers and their Kickstarters.  It really has impressed the heck out of me.

So if you are looking for a new game to pick up and play, you should check out his games:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/index.php?manufacturers_id=2898

And a lot of them are on sale now.  So go support a really good human being by playing some really good games.
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Putting aside all their help with the Kickstarter, I wouldn't even be in a position to make Rosemont Bay if they hadn't taken a big chance on me and given me the opportunity to get my name on a product. I owe them so much.

Speaking of paying it forward, that's exactly what I hope to do with the Rosemont Bay Companion!
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More cogitating:

Read this if you haven't already:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/business/in-climbing-income-ladder-location-matters.html?pagewanted=all

So one of the things conservative scholars have argued is that the break down of traditional families lead to less successful outcomes for any children.  Now I would have changed that to the breakdown of 2 parent (irrespective of the gender of the parents) lead to the less successful outcomes.

But maybe we have the direction of the causality wrong...maybe is as outcomes become less and less positive and as social mobility stagnates (as it has in African American communities for over half a century) 2 parent families breakdown too as they just can't handle the terrible stressors.

What do you think?
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