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I love me some Machi Koro.
 
MACHI KORO GAME MAT GIVEAWAY! We were excited when this lil' game nabbed raves from reviewers ranging from GeekDad to Tom Vasel to Shut Up & Sit Down—and even an ESPN writer(!), but the response from y'all has been truly magical. And to thank you, we're giving away some Machi play mats! Simply add us to your circles and share this post and you're entered! Same deal on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for an even better shot! #machikoro  #boardgames #boardgame 
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Haha!
 
I can definitely see this happening with #googleglass
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lol
 
I love how this guy is so serious with this review. And no adds under the keypad.
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This is outrageous.
 
Pepper sprayer hits the jackpot
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Agreed.  Outrageous.
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I just ordered my Amazon Echo.  It's annoying that it's taken this long between the announcement and availability, but Amazon gave me $100 off because of Prime membership, which is pretty awesome.  I'm excited!
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I ordered Sunday night. The voice was the deciding factor. Nothing out there sounds as real as Alexa. And the things coming down the pike seem like they might be pretty innovative. 
Mine won't arrive until Jan 21st.... So long... 
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I bet the government stimulated the camel statue artist's economy!
 
WATCH ---> Remy: Happy (Tax Day Edition)
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Very interesting.  I had always heard something about different levels of "grey matter" and "white matter" in brains between the sexes, but I'm certainly no expert on the topic.
Neuroscientist Prof Gina Rippon claims male and female brains only differ because of the relentless ‘drip, drip, drip’ of gender stereotyping
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This is not exactly new information.  Back in college, 2 decades ago, in neuropsych classes, we reviewed the gender research, which showed that the differences between male and female brains were infinitesimal and far more likely to be due to environmental factors rather than innate differences (as far as research could show given the inherent difficulties in pinning down nature vs. nurture -- all indicators were pointing toward nurture).

It always amazes me how some people think that women are hard-wired to like pink and cry, and men are hard-wired to like blue and shotgun beers.
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I say go for it.
It seems like there MUST be something wrong with the idea, yet some experts say we ought to do it. Should mankind exterminate mosquitoes?
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Is there a reason why I see a lot of people driving around in Chicago with their driver side (and possibly other) windows cracked open or even most of the way down even when it's extremely cold and snowing?  I know some people do this because they're smoking and don't want to stink up their cars, but is there some other reason that people do it?
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Window is frosted up and can't see?  I've had to do that sometimes.
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This is pretty big news.  Between Overstock and Tiger Direct, Bitcoin seems to be gaining a lot of online retail traction.  I wonder who's next.
Get A Wallet. Before you can begin to get bitcoins, you first need a wallet. A Bitcoin wallet is a digital wallet which stores your Bitcoin balance and allows you to transact with other users online and offline. All wallets can communicate with each other similar to emails, so you can send and ...
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Just a guy interested in technology, economics, tennis, sailing, gaming, skiing, and the Oxford comma.
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The renovated lobby is nice, but the rooms are in need of work. Our room had a balcony, but the door to the outside let in a lot of road noise. We could also hear people on the floor above us all night and morning. There is NO FREE INTERNET in this hotel either, and the TV system doesn't have a proper TV guide. The bathroom was also small even though the room was massive... why? Service was good, though, and aside from the issues above, our stay was fine. I'd stay here again if visiting Downey.
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Our stay at the Southernmost Beach Resort was great. We were upgraded to a partial ocean view room, and they offered to keep our bags until check-in time since we got there early. The room itself was very nice and the WiFi and TV service were better than your average hotel. There were a few pools on the property which we didn't use, but looked very nice. There are also a number of hammocks and beach chairs set up throughout the well-maintained property. The location was also amazing and couldn't be better. It's right off Duval, on the ocean, and a block from the southernmost point statue. I will definitely return there for future Key West visits.
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