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David Thai
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Psychology interests me :)
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So, I've now actually run into a little problem that tbh I've spent time in excess of what I should have on trying to get around. So I've gone and joined Stack Overflow... let's see where this goes then.
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Theme Hospital is amongst the inspirations? Tempting. Something to keep an eye on then. :)
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Finally got round to it. Only 4 days left!
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Yay! Now I can scrobble from YouTube ^^
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imo, +Wil Wheaton is to G+ what Stephen Fry is to Twitter.
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Me, with +Lindsey Stirling. I'll just leave this here :3

Gah... I wasn't ready. Oh well...
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I very rarely go to any, but I couldn't afford it when I bought my ticket and I'd have been chancing it closer to the event.
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I still haven't played this. If I play it at all, it'll be if/when a GOTY edition comes out and I buy it.

I made the mistake of being an early adopter of Oblivion. By the time the GOTY came out, I'd long ago finished the finished the main game and didn't feel any inclination to replay it to experience the bundled DLC.

This article kind of confirms my suspicions: Skyrim is big and sprawling enough that it risks losing its charm. And the big sci-fi RPGs that we've had have confirmed to me my preference for Sci-Fi over Fantasy. I wish for more Deus Ex and even though it was a trilogy, more Mass Effect would have been nice too. Both felt shorter than I would've liked, in the same way Skyrim sounds longer than I would like.
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I personally see Deus Ex as an FPS game with customisation options rather than an RPG. I was referring to fantasy RPGs anyway, and while of course there are those around which don't use Tolkien fantasy, there seem to be far more that do nowadays than don't.  
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Hmm... as much I love Google as a company, I haven't really gotten into G+ all that much. I guess if one day Facebook does something that's truly unforgivable or if it and Twitter both shut down, then I'd fully embrace G+. Until then, I can already connect with everyone and everything I care about. Both Facebook and Twitter have had various improvements since G+ launched, and they've probably improved because of G+

Facebook still doesn't allow editing of posts or allow formatting in statuses. Although they have since rolled out the ability to edit comments.
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Or, it's worth supporting G+ until it supplants Facebook? It's probably an uphill battle simply because Google started pretty much from scratch and Facebook has been at it for longer. Hopefully Google doesn't give up and something will come up that changes everything.

I do actually believe that G+ is better than Facebook on the whole. However, until more of my favourite bands and things embrace G+ (e.g. +Sonata Arctica is a bit blank) and my friends all use G+ more than Facebook, then G+ is a bit redundant. But G+ is good for the likes of +Felicia Day and +Wil Wheaton...

Better integration would help but Facebook and Google don't seem keen to prioritise that. Before Twitter and Facebook became so well integrated, it was a case of "either/or" rather than "both". As is the case currently with Facebook and G+
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People who complained that this was harsh need to grow a spine: read, see what can be gained, move on.

Outside of maybe some companies offering industrial placements for university students, employers generally do not give any feedback or constructive criticism as to why an application was unsuccessful. There are 40 decent points in here that are worth keeping in mind. Even if some seem obvious, what's so bad about a friendly reminder?
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Calm down dear, it's only Javascript!

So much has been made of the Wikipedia blackout... but what if you really need to use it? Well fear not, because Wikipedia have made it very simple to get the normal site back because the SOPA blackout works by Javascript so you can get Wikipedia back by disabling Javascript or adding this line to AdBlock:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:BannerLoader&banner=blackout*

Most if not all of the sites participating in the blackout are probably doing it with Javascript (e.g. http://sopastrike.com/), so disabling it will also bring back your sites.

I think this has been a great idea. It's like the Internet's equivalent of peaceful protest versus the more hands on hacktivism of Anonymous (akin those who protest by smashing windows and burn cars, etc.). Having said that, I'm half expecting to hear about various cyber attacks in the next few days against organisations supporting SOPA/PIPA. Whether that's a good or bad thing is for another post/debate.
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else you can just run this script - https://gist.github.com/1631807
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Eventual brilliant software engineer. That's where I want to be. Right now, I'm focusing on getting there

A multitude of interests: technology, computers, music*, film, TV, photography. Other things too, which I haven't had time to indulge in.

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