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Ron Graves
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“We should be able to measure the first stars and galaxies to a precision never seen before. We should break the cosmic record for the farthest stars and galaxies, and they should appear to us everywhere we look in space. We should be able to measure the atmospheric contents of Earth-like planets around the smallest, lowest-mass stars, including all the worlds around TRAPPIST-1. We should learn how the Universe became transparent to visible light, thanks to the radiation from the earliest galaxies. And we should be able to infer so much about the first stars, perhaps even including when they winked into existence for the first time.”

Have you ever asked the biggest questions in the Universe? Questions like how the Universe came to be the way it is today? How the first stars and galaxies – the first light – came to be in the Universe? Whether Earth-sized worlds around red dwarf stars have atmospheres, possibly with signatures of life? And what the Universe was like when the first stars were just forming? The James Webb Space Telescope was designed to answer these questions and more. Scheduled for launch in October of next year, and right on track, James Webb is poised to revolutionize astronomy with as big a step forward from Hubble as Hubble was from ground-based telescopes. And best of all, scientist Amber Straughn will be giving a free, live-streamed public lecture on it that I’ll be live-blogging today, at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT.

Watch from anywhere in the world, or catch it at any point afterwards. It’s the future of astronomy, and it’s about to begin!

Just realized that in my circle of gaming friends, there are more folks named Daniel than any other. In fact, there are 4 times more Dan's, Danny's and Daniel's than the second place name. Full disclosure, my cirle of gaming friends is not huge but it is large enough and contains a diverse group of people

Do you have the same in your experience? One name over all the others?

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Played Evolution with my wife and son tonight. Last night was a learning game, tonight the gloves came off. My son generally likes to be aggressive so after building a couple of nice sized species, one evolved into a carnivore. My wife and I were ready and had defensive traits in place to thwart his meat eater. He managed to eat enough to stave off extinction until he swapped out his "Ambush" for "Climbing" (my species had climbing) and on the same turn I swapped in ""Warning Call" which made his climbing useless. He couldn't feed so his species went extinct.
Then, as I was high fiving my wife, she points to my species and says "you didn't feed your species. It's also extinct!' so she high fives my son. :(
Guess who won. Yup, the wife by 4 points. That extinct species cost me 8 end game points.
This one is a keeper. Hopefully we can convince my son to play again.

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05/11/2016
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This ad was posted locally in Vancouver, BC on Craigslist that may hold some interest to members of this group. The posted mentions he is willing to ship within North America.
This is NOT my ad, i do not know the poster and I have no idea if the prices listed are fair.

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/clt/5702012265.html

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This ad was posted locally in Vancouver, BC on Craigslist that may hold some interest to members of this group. The posted mentions he is willing to ship within North America.
This is NOT my ad and I have no idea if the prices listed are fair.

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/clt/5702012265.html

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New to the collection via trades completed today. Almost have something resembling a war game shelf now! 
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10/07/2016
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Found a copy in great condition. Gave my original copy away years ago to a good home when I wasn't playing and now that I'm playing again I feel it needs to be in the collection.
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