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Dan Kassiday
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The Science of Anti-Vaccination: http://youtu.be/Rzxr9FeZf1g
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so he has nicely put it that people are stuipd

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Listen to a run of the Dark RPG by +Will Hindmarch​ on the One Shot podcast
https://player.fm/1LqRMT

The Dark system has very different mechanics to emphasize stealth focused senarios. The system really succeeds at enhancing a GMs ability to build suspense, keep the game exciting, and keep it moving fast. Also Hindmarch did a great job running the game which made this a play through podcast which held my attention.
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Interesting.
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Write something! Good advice G+
 
I have a great opportunity in my lap. The short version is that +Pelgrane Press Ltd is concerned that they just don't have enough women writers. Which is a great thing to be considering. I reached out.

They want to not just hire the same group of women who pop up all the time (like me) but want to reach out to new writers and not just hire them but MENTOR them thru the process. This is a great opportunity. And you don't even need me to help you with it. If you want to just reach out to Pelgrane, go for it!

However. If you're new to this, I totes realize that reaching out in this way is HARD OH MY GOD HARD! SO HARD! AHHH HARD! Which is where I come in. I'm willing to help you thru the process of submitting, make introductions, help you maybe assess if the project is for you if you're worried about it, and then if that works out, hand you off to the loving hands of the loving peeps over there. How does it work? Drop me a message here, and I'll contact you! THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS THO SO READ CAREFULLY

1)To write professionally as a freelancer you have to know how to follow directions and hit a deadline. Even if the instructions are weird and you don't totally understand why, you do them because that's the job. (in this case, I'm sure if you asked 'hey, why does this have to be in 39 pt Helvetica font every third word?' in your mentorship, your developer will explain.)

2)Actually that's it. You do not have to have 'talent' or 'skill' or 'experience' for this job. There's no lower rung here. Talent, skill, are entirely subjective, frankly, and you have NO WAY of knowing if your style of writing is what (or close to) what they're looking for unless you try. Do not count yourself out of this for anything other than limitations on number 1. (And even then, if it's based on health concerns, for example, let's talk to Pelgrane about that!)

Hit me up. Put yourself forward. This is not specifically for people with publishing credits, but it's nice to know that you're looking even if this one isn't for you. If I get swamped, (I doubt it) I may have to put a hard limit on this. But. Probably not. I will delete any comments that disparage or count you out. "I'd really love to but..." Just don't post them. Put yourself forward, encourage others, but don't put yourself out. Not here. (I've seen a trend where once ONE of those count-out posts shows up, eight more follow. Also. Following weird directions is important.) Okay. Go. Share. Post. Let's do this! 
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This is going to be short since I'm on a train — headed to DC, of all places — but today's momentous net neutrality news deserves a moment to state the obvious: we won. I asked my friend Julie...
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Now you can reboot the world when everything seems blue.

More seriously this sounds pretty spiffy.
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King of dragon pass is excellent if you invest a bit of time.
 
Tap, tap, taparoo! Just tap it in Humble Mobile Bundle 10!

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Pay what you want for Doodle Kingdom, LYNE, and Buddy & Me. Beat the average price, and you'll also get OTTTD, Sorcery! 2, and King of Dragon Pass.
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This is a great deal on lots of really great books!
In celebration of the publisher's 20th anniversary, we proudly present $96 worth of sci-fi, fantasy and horror in the Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle.
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Learn about the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Kite enthusiasts show off their stunt skills and compete for awards.
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One of my absolute favorite events. I never make it. And am already conflicted out this year! 

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Roll20 is hiring a Game Master. As a job. As in, you'll get paid to be an RPG guru and run games. All online, so you can work from anywhere in the US. 

And they pay you. Money. To run games. It's almost like being a professional football player. 
We're Hiring We’re happy to announce we are looking for a new team member! Games Master Roll20 is seeking a seasoned Game Master (DM, GM) to become our roleplaying game system guru and Twitch...
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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth: http://youtu.be/TRL7o2kPqw0

Good summary.

One tricky thing about radiation comparisons is the easiest comparisons to make have to leave out details so the message is not lost. For example, effective dose is the right quantity to use for comparing different types of radiation dose. But you cannot measure effective dose directly, it has to be calculated. For the purposes of the video the ambient dose measured is close enough.

There isn't anything critical in the information below which is important to understanding the information in the video. In fact ithis sort of thing might obscure the points being made. However if you want answers to similar but not the same questions the following examples might be critical: When you eat a bannana you end up excreting about as much potassium as you ate. Thus the total activity in your body doesn't rise significantly from eating bannanas. Another conceptual problem can come up when comparing potassium to external radiation sources. Ingested potassium results in a dose from an internal burden of radioactive material. Unlike an internal radiation source an external x-ray source doesn't result in an ongoing dose once the beam is off.

Similarly, inhaled or ingested radioactive material can result in a much higher cumulative dose than the exposure rate, when that material is external, might indicate. Partially because you bring it with you and partly because internal alpha and beta emitters are more damaging. External alpha sources generally can be stopped with not much material ... like a piece of paper or your outermost layers of skin... internal alpha emitters deposit a lot of energy wherever they are. So polonium inhaled the lung can do a lot of damage to the lung tissue in direct contact.
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The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity. The game is called Twilight Struggle, and it’s the top-ranked board game...
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