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Deal +Google , you have enough money. Do you really need to put ads in my Gmail account now and make them look like messages? #Annoying  
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I dream of a day when all telecom services are debundled. When you can buy access to channels one at a time, so you only pay for the ones you watch, and content is available on-demand online, instead of only live on TV. And all cell phone services are internet only VoIP. No more "unlimited minutes" requirement. Who the heck even uses minutes anymore?

#FuckComcast   #FuckVerizon  
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"Shall not be infringed."
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Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side really just, really gets me excited.
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I love going to the sporting goods store to buy a few boxes of ammo and having the total $45.70. Gun guys know.
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Spider Man has been drawn in this pose before, and in several ​poses that, if he was a woman, you could easily deem "offensive" or "sexualized". Artists draw super heros naked to outline their physical features. They then paint the costume over it. This is very common.


"You can't really court women by continuing to regurgitate tropes that subordinate their power and strength to the imperative that they look extremely sexy all the time."


Really? Have you seen any women's magazines or catalogues lately? If anyone can find me a Cosmopolitan magazine with in unattractive woman in a non sexual pose on the cover, I'd be very impressed.

#Jezebel
The comic book industry is not particularly well-known for portraying women in a non- insanely-sexualized manner (you can't fight crime without a boob window, as we have all observed over the years). Even given that, a recent Spider-Woman cover somehow managed to slink under the world's already-low expectations with the single most terrifying butt-drawing of all time. And now, after facing widespread online criticism of the psychosexual nightmare...
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It's only stupid of Marvel because the people who are offended by this are stupid. Marvel should have predicted it.
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What kind of range allows this? Firing from behind the line, prone shooting, multiple windows, shouting "stop!"
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I put the name of the range in the annotations under a little "special thanks"
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I haven't been a professional software developer very long but somehow I've gone my entire career without knowing about #XPath. I can't tell you how many times I wrote code that does what XPath could have done for me.
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+Google Maps I seem to remember being able to plot waypoints on a map. Why is that no longer supported?
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Sally Kohn angers me. She writes a piece about how racial bias, rape, and climate change are all bad, then says "Finding solutions is vital. Let's start talking about that." DUH. How about actually positing a solution?

And can we define what the heck "rape culture" means? There is no culture in the US that encourages rape. Not one person I know would ever advocate rape. Wtf is it?
Sally Kohn: How do we solve problems like racial bias in policing, sexual assault and climate change?
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I got a little bored at work today and decided to realign the #NFL divisions

Metropolitan:
New England Patriots
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

Great Lakes:
Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions

Southeast:
Carolina Panthers
Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Miami Dolphins

West:
Seattle Sehawks
Las Vegas Outlaws (formerly New York Jets)
Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals

Ohio Valley:
Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals

Midwest:
Kansas City Chiefs
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans
St. Louis Rams

Southwest:
Dallas Cowboys
Houston Texans
San Antonio Alamos (f/k/a Minnesota Vikings)
New Orleans Saints

Pacific:
San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Jaguars (f/k/a Jacksonville Jaguars)
San Diego Chargers
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Stop it with these "the athletes are shortchanged" nonsense. These people are given a free education at a university where they can pursue any course of study. Even though many of them have no academic justification to have this opportunity, they are anyway, and better qualified students are denied admission. If they choose to throw it away, that's their choice.
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These guys are straight-shooters. I went in with an engine overheating problem, coolant leaking. They could have effed me for a busted head gasket (over $1k parts and labor) but found the true problem (much cheaper). They called me and told me what was going on and asked for the OK to go ahead and fix it. I had the car back in 3 days. On a separate occasion I also had an electrical problem a few months ago. Brought the car in and gave a description. Started walking home, I got about 3 blocks before they called me back saying the problem was very small, a burned-out wiring harness or something. They had the part on-hand so they told me to come back. By the time I got there it had already been fixed, no charge because it was so easy. I tipped the guy $10 anyway as a show of good faith.
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reviewed in the last week
Born and raised in the Bronx, NY here. This is the best pizza I've had in the state of California. But it's too expensive. $43 for a New York pie (with no toppings) after tax? Dude, even in New York, New York style pizza isn't that expensive. I've bought $30 pies feeling like I've been ripped off in New York. But I can't go back here again and pay more than $5 per slice when I'm buying it in bulk. One of the few places that has New York style Sicilian without being stupid enough to call it Chicago deep dish, or even just calling it regular ass pizza. However, no garlic or oregano shakers available? Every single pizzeria from Boston to NY to Philly and everywhere in between that is not named Dominos or Pizza Hut has shakers of red pepper, garlic salt, parmesian cheese, and oregano available. I asked for garlic here and the guys had no idea what I was talking about. They managed to find me oregano, but seriously guys. A pizza place should have spices available.
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reviewed in the last week
Went in there on a week night about 8pm. The bar has an intimate feel, though the music is a little too loud for a place that small. Too loud to be totally easy to converse, not loud enough to be a club maybe. I tried a few different beers, one one beer that was a bit too warm. All other drinks were great. It was also a little too warm in there. Did not try the food. Would go back again.
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reviewed a month ago
You know that stereotype of DC that half the people who live here are not from here? Yeah. Well DC is not known for any particular type of cuisine, especially Italian. If you're from New York or Philly, or somewhere between in Jersey, you know what I'm talking about. People in parts of Boston and Providence know what I'm talking about. Anyone who gives this place 5 stars has no idea what pizza or Italian food should taste like. And if they call it "carry out" you know the review comes from one of the natives who has no idea what pizza should taste like. This is the best pizzeria within walking distance of the Ballston metro. But that isn't saying much. If you're really craving good pizza, go to Bronx or Goodies. Or don't have pizza.
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reviewed 7 months ago
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I seriously can't wait for the USPS to just be shut down and privatized. These guys are such liars. I had a medical device shipped and the delivery date was guaranteed, and it required a signature. On the day the delivery was supposed to take place, I waited around all day for it to be delivered. Nobody knocked on my door, yet the tracking said "Out for Delivery". I received no delivery notice slip. The next day was a holiday, the next day was a Sunday. Now it's Monday. I call up the office to try to get them to hold it for me to pick up in person since nobody will be home today to sign for it, but alas, the delivery guy already has it out on his truck. So it won't be available to pick up until tomorrow. The sender was told by his local office that the item was not delivered because nobody was home to sign for it. When I called, they told me it was because it arrived at the facility too late and the delivery man was already out on his route. Well isn't that what the guaranteed delivery date is supposed to take care of? I've been inside this building before. It's sweltering hot, the line is usually out the door, the people inside move slower than glaciers, and it closes at 4pm. What kind of office closes at 4pm. Damn government employees need to leave at 4pm now? Everybody knows that working hours are 9-5. This means that all post offices and DMV's need to be open at least 9-5, preferably 8-6 so people can actually like, GO THERE without needing to take off work. But no. This office closes at 4pm. Shut it down, lay them all off, and make them get jobs where they're forced to actually work.
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This place is effing gross. It's the kind of place where you could eat something and think afterward "what the heck did I just eat?"
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
All I wanted was to get my four tires mounted. Tires I brought. They tried to sell me services I didn't want. Tried to tell me the tires I brought were used. Called me up later and wanted $700 to replace the back brakes. No. Just change the effing tires. The thing is, I didn't buy the tires from them and didn't want their extra services ($100 to balance???). So I'm sure they messed something up on purpose. If I wasn't only temporarily in town I'd have never come to this place. Avoid this place.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago