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Well damn.
 
Sigh. 
Canadian researchers found players of the computer game Starcraft reached their peak in terms of cognitive motor performance at 24.
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Via +The Huffington Post for +1'ing the post.
 
Exactly
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I usually keep my personal life somewhat private, though I do have some news I am proud to share.

I have been in a long-distance relationship with this girl I met for a little under four years now and during that time we have learned more about each other before actually meeting than most people will know about their own spouses in a lifetime. Throughout these years, I have experienced more with her than many will with their closest lover, discovered more about her than anyone will ever know, and shared more about myself to her than I ever thought I would. I regret many things in my life, more than I can imagine, but I have never regretted even for a moment being with her. She truly is the love of my life.

On February 22, I finally met the love of my life in person. She flew down to spend nearly a month with me at my house and during this time, I have gotten to discover more about her than I ever thought possible. I must admit, it has been more difficult than I expected, but in the end I do not doubt it was worth all the trouble... and the wait.

Currently, I am in northwest Florida for the next couple or so weeks, beginning last Thursday (March 20), visiting her abode and meeting her family.

Despite all the troubles and problems we've faced, from the arguments we shared to the fights we've had, this has by far been the happiest time in my life thus far. I never thought I could love someone so dearly, but I'm glad I found out. And as for those arguments and fights, it brings me joy every time I look back on them because no matter how bad, every single time it ended in resolution—or at least on a loving note.

And sweetheart, if you're reading this, I just wanted to say: I love you.
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I feel much the same way. It's so saddening that people are so obstinate when it comes to accepting reality. Over the millennia, the idea and concept of God has been reformed and revised in order to fit alongside recent scientific discoveries. In recent years, however, resistance to scientific progress by religious fundamentalists has increased to the point that many are quite deluded when it comes to even the most basic of scientific principles. It's disheartening, really.
 
You can see the earnest confidence in the eyes of every single one of these people, and that's the most heartbreaking part.  There isn't an argument here that isn't pretty trivially refuted, so it forces me to ask what their lives are like that nobody who loves them, who cares about them, who's concerned with their wellbeing hasn't sat them down and explained the simple things.

I don't doubt that they're surrounded by love, I just wonder how neither they nor their closest nor the closest to those have anyone willing and able to help them see the real beauty of all we know about the world.
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This kid is childish and a bit annoying, but his enthusiasm is contagious. After only ONE LIKE, he was astounded. He asked for "3-5," and received 30,000 in return. I'm sharing this video for the sole purpose of joining the bandwagon, though, and maybe a bit because I want to see how far this video will go.

Be sure to like and, uh, it might save you a couple cringes if you skip watching the video throughout.
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this video is corny
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As someone seeking to get a doctorate degree in philosophy, this is definitely encouraging.

Thanks again, +The Atlantic, for yet another thorough analysis.
 
Humanities Ph.D.s are all around—and they're not serving coffee. http://theatln.tc/1hcw3BG
The choice to leave academia does not have to mean life as a barista.
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Announcement: Yesterday, I proposed to my girlfriend and today, I am now engaged!
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I recently found out that while my mother was seeking an affordable insurance plan, Obamacare is actually more expensive than most of the other insurance plans offered. However, this is primarily due to the fact that Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) blocked parts of Obamacare's implementation, including the federal subsidies given to participants, which would drastically lower the cost of the insurance and thereby making it affordable.

Having experienced this dilemma myself, I feel obligated to ask: is the unaffordability of the insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act caused by Republican measures to prevent its full implementation in many states or is it a problem with the reform bill itself? Or is it something else entirely?

I expect varying responses to this post and encourage the sharing of them all. I myself am undecided as to what I should think of this.
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Is there any news regarding whether we will be able to fully customize our custom URLs? I'm aware that a number of preapproved URLs are available to choose, but none of them are the one I am seeking to have. Should I simply accept one of the preapproved custom URLs or should I wait?

If there is no talk about fully customizable URLs, then I might as well snag as original a URL as I can now. Otherwise, I'm willing to hold out if there's a significant chance that further customization may be permitted.
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IMO, you could wait to see what happens but to be honest, if you really need a custom URL address, try playing around with the one you have been offered. I really can't imagine Google putting too much more time/effort into this.
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Quick question: Regarding the whole custom URL deal, I see that you can no longer suggest a URL for approval. Does that mean the selection available right now will be the entirety of what I can choose?

I was really hoping for https://www.google.com/Nokkenbuer/ but I suppose that won't be happening.
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"Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom." –Marcus Tullius Cicero (Attributed)
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Note to the Reader: My name is David Alan Greene, Jr.—not to be confused with my father. If I circle you, it's because I either find your posts interesting, or you seem like a nice person (or both!). If I don't circle you back, please don't take it personally. I circle very infrequently because of my infrequent and oftentimes inconsistent use of Google+. The more you interact with me, however, the higher your chances are that I will circle you, if that's what you're interested in accomplishing. Want to be in one of my circles? Let me know here!

Also, if you would like to get notifications informing you of important posts I make, feel free to let me know to put you in my "Top 100" Circle! If I notify you, it's because I think you'd either be interested in my post, or I'd like your opinion on the post's contents. If at any point you want me to stop notifying you, just let me know! Oh, and for anyone who cares, here is my to-read book list.

My name is David, better known by my popular internet alias: Nøkkenbuer. On my Google+ Profile, you will find my opinions on a variety of subjects and topics, ranging from political and philosophical issues to everyday life. I am a novice philosopher of sorts (or like to think I am) in search of wisdom, knowledge, and truth. I am interested in psychology, theology, philosophy, sociology, metaphysics, and science to name a few. I love to read books, write papers, practice poetry, participate in debates, and join in discussions. I can be very opinionated and emotional at times, though I typically do my best to remain moderate and considerate in my replies.

I have been described as being empathetic, pretentious, witty, arrogant, intelligent, aggressive, and a pretty cool guy (not to mention many other things, some of which aren't as flattering). I'm definitely not the nicest guy you'll meet, but I can assure you I try my best to keep an open mind and heart with every person, place, and thing I encounter. There's a lot more I can say about myself, but I'll leave that for you to discover.

Theistic Views: Agnostic Philosophical Apatheist
Political Views: Moderate Progressive Independent
Economic Views: Regulated Free-market Capitalist

Preferred Political System: Constitutional Democratic Republic
Preferred Economic System: Nordic Capitalism

Recommended Circles: Philosophers, Altruists, Egalitarians, Pessimists, Opinionated, Argumentative, Engagers, Agnostics, Apatheists, Debaters, Gamers, Assholes, Moderates, Activists, Asperger's Syndrome (Aspies), Autism, Apologists

My Suggested Posts: As a quick note, I would like to inform everyone that the linked posts below represents the beliefs, views, and writing skills I possessed during the time of their authorship. In no way do they necessarily reflect my current views on politics, philosophy, religion, or even everyday life. In other words, these posts are examples of the type of ways I post and what I typically post about, not necessarily of what I believe or endorse at this time.


Thank you for stopping by and feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions, or complaints at nokkenbuer@gmail.com.
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Not dead yet; Joined Google+ on July 16, 2011 (before it went public); I've never broken a single bone in my body and I've never been stung by a bee; I won the presidential honor award in elementary school; I'm the not-so-proud owner of a moral compass.
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College Station, TX
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Houston, TX - Las Vegas, NV
Lupe Tortilla has some of the most delicious steak fajita and corn tortillas I have ever eaten. Unlike most of the fajita meat I've tasted before, the meat at Lupe Tortilla isn't covered in pepper nor is it heavily spiced to the point that the seasonings become overpowering. All the food is excellent, especially the chips and beans. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone searching for authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The food here is good and the service is adequate. I have no complaints, but I have yet to experience anything very praiseworthy either.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
After going to Poppa Rollo's Pizza for the first time just a couple days ago, I was definitely impressed. The service was amazing and the decor was thoroughly enjoyable. The food was good, but then again I haven't gotten to try much from there, so I may update this review after I go another time. Now, to address each aspect of the restaurant: The food was good, but it was not all that great. I had the Special Salad with the anchovies. It was tasty, but very salty (as was expected from a salad consisting primarily of anchovies and olives). My brother and friend both enjoyed the pizza they ordered quite thoroughly, though, so this may give you some insight as to the quality of the food. Once I try more food from here, I will update my review accordingly. The decor was very good, bordering on excellent. The place was quite busy, but the tables were nice and cozy and the general noise level was surprisingly low. I particularly enjoyed the old movies and shows that were playing on the big screen. In the waiting room, Flash Gordon was playing, absurdly fake graphics and melodrama included, and The Three Stooges were on in the actual eating area. Moreover, there is a number of arcade games in the playroom/kid's area. Overall, the environment in the place was pleasant and comfortable. My only complaint is that the smoking section (which included the kid's section) smelled like a giant ashtray, which can be quite unpleasant for those unaccustomed to the smell of cigarette smoke. The service was by far the best feature of the restaurant. Despite the wait time (around 15 minutes), the quality of service was excellent to say the least. Each time our drinks were low, we had them refilled or replaced immediately. In fact, the waitress brought out a small pitcher for our friend filled with the drink he ordered. She was very nice and made sure we were satisfied with our meals. Additionally, one of the other employees helped us take a picture and even joked with us while we ate. Overall, the service was superb and in this aspect I have no complaints. If you are interested in genuine Italian food at a great restaurant, I recommend Poppa Rollo's Pizza.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I had the Grande Burger without cheese and I must say that it was delicious. I didn't expect that a Mexican restaurant would cook such great burgers, but they certainly did exceedingly well on my order. I highly recommend it to anyone planning on eating here. The chips and salsa was also tasteful, though the green sauce seemed a bit different from the usual I find in similar restaurants. The service, however, was excellent and our waiter exhibited a superb attention to our dining experience, whether that be bringing another chip basket as soon as we were getting low or refilling our drinks without hesitation as they ran out. I was so pleased with the service here that I actually complimented the waiter and mentioned his exceptional work to the manager. As for the decor, it was pleasant and inviting. Watch out for the lamps that hang over each table, though! I got up too fast and bumped my head right on it. Ouch!
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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The people here are always nice and the food is delicious as well as nutritious.
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reviewed 4 months ago
I have been to a couple Cheddar's before, but this is by far the best one. The food is amazing and delicious, the service is superb, the decor is pleasant, and the prices are low. Every single time I have gone here, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Each waiter/waitress has been kind, attentive, and cooperative. If the order was wrong, they would make sure it was fixed. If my drink was low, they would bring me a filled replacement. If I would like more queso, but it would cost me a bit extra, the waiter will do everything he can in his power to cut the price down as much as possible. Once, when I was brought by two separate waiters the same side order (the place was very busy at the time), the second waiter gave us the food anyway and told us it was on the house. How awesome is that? Overall, this is one of the best places at which to eat in Waco. I do have some complaints, however, and although they are minor, I believe they are worth acknowledging. First is the fact that this establishment is almost always packed. Due to this, the wait time can range anywhere from under five minutes to closer to thirty, oftentimes falling somewhere between the two extremes. The noise level in the establishment is quite high and more often than not the place is crowded with bustling servers and customers going every which way. Once you get seated, I personally find it easy to tolerate what quickly becomes the equivalent of background white noise; however, some of the people with whom I ate are not so able to do so. Having said that, I suggest you steer clear of this Cheddar's if you hate loud and busy places. One very redeeming quality of this restaurant (and the franchise as a whole) is the fact that the service and decor gives one the impression that he or she is eating at a high-end diner. However, the absence of any dress code, the relaxed and amiable attitude of the servers, and the surprisingly low prices all complement this restaurant, well earning the name of being considered a "casual café." To top it all off, the food is beyond excellent and even when the order was a bit off, I nonetheless enjoyed my savory meal. If you don't mind a bit of a wait, a full house, and a somewhat noisy environment, this is definitely the best place to go. And after you eat (or before you do), if you're interested in some entertainment, the Starplex Cinema 16 is just around the corner!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Yet another generic Dairy Queen, this fast-food restaurant provides adequate food with adequate service. There's nothing all that special here. You can pick up a free copy of the "American Classifieds" newspaper here. Be sure to also check the notice board for any advertisements or offers you may be interested in.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago