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Sarah Pavis
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Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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i guess it could be kinda creepy that google photo backup automatically groups similar photos together into a gif but.. i sorta like it

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a behind the scenes breakdown on infographic design.
very informative! very graphical!

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I'm two days late to this but, right on, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
by +Zach Weiner
#sopa #pipa #ows

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So who's playing Skyrim?

Just started yesterday and I'm liking it quite a bit, but it's my first Elder Scrolls game so it may be too soon to tell.

I liked Fable 3 when I first started because it seemed to pitch itself as having a lot of game-influencing decisions you could make, but really as long as you had enough money it didn't matter what you did. So, since I was rich, the whole thing just felt tedious and boring.

From everything I've read about Skyrim it's got that wide open, balanced play style I've been hankering for. I opted for Imperial because I like doing bard/persuasion type of gaming and that seemed the race best suited. Haven't gotten a chance to do much of it yet (fought the [first?] dragon yesterday!) but soon hopefully.

The chief annoyance I have is feeling like I'm constantly in menus, but I can't complain too much since I'm on PS3. If I were playing on PC with the same controls I'd probably be quite frustrated. At least there's a favorites menu, that helps a bit.

Curious what other people, new and veterans of the series, think about it.
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+Andrew Simone Yeah it always has been and it's the way it should be but what I mean is that I was having mobs one hit the wolf so it wan't even worth casting it out

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Cards Against Hummanity is back in stock at Amazon! It sells out quickly so if you're interested, snap it up while you can. My review of it is reshared below:
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Is G+ going to become my outlet where I talk about gaming? Maybe

Cards Against Humanity is the adult version of Apples to Apples. Misanthropic, crass, and stuffed with pop culture, it's bound to offend, delight or both.

Like so many wonderful things nowadays, it started on Kickstarter. In fact, it was so successful it met even its increased funding goals and the regular run is (still!) sold out. But they licensed it under Creative Commons and they encourage you to print and play.

I first found out about it a couple weeks ago when someone brought it to a boardgame party. I've got mixed feelings about it. Sort of like when someone yells "dildo!" as a suggestion at an improv show, some of the humor feels forced risque. But despite of (and possibly because of that) it's better than Apples to Apples for a mixed group where some people know each other and others don't. I don't have to guess what noun you think matches an adjective best. (Should I put in "The Sun" for "Radiant" or "Hiroshima 1945"?) Cards Against Humanity is based around situations and humor is the overt goal.

It's hard not to recommend since it's available for free as print and play. Great party game to have at home, and small enough to tote to a gathering.

If you're looking for this type of game but something that's not "blatantly offensive" or "annoyingly vague" I have two other recommendations:
Imaginiff is pretty decent and the most straight forward interpretation of this type of game.
Dixit is brilliant in it's simplicity. Matching pictures to phrases and trying to guess which was the original picture. It's my favorite of the four games I've mentioned and probably deserves it's own post but it's expensive, can be hard to find, only plays up to 6 (though there are rule mods to play up to 12), and isn't as intuitive as the above as far as party games go. But if this is a genre of game you like I'd definitively recommend picking it up. Along with Dominion (, Dixit is one of my favorite games. Dixit Review

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Played this with friends after they had played it with a pre-adolescent. This meant that they had carefully gone through all the playing cards and removed any that they deemed "inappropriate" for younger players. We played with the "inappropriate deck" - I cannot recommend this filthy varient of the game strongly enough. 

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if you're in the US go to to see the doodle.
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Easter eggs in the Lem doodle (spoilers!) –

· The brick that falls out from the first robot when it explodes is a brick drawn by Lem himself. (Everything else is drawn from scratch by +Sophia Foster-Dimino inspired by the style of Daniel Mróz.)

· The wave in the second level spells something in binary/ASCII.

· Some of the eyes of the monster (Pugg) in the second level will follow your mouse – unless, of course, you are on a tablet (I agonized a lot about it. Eyes following a mouse pointer is such a cliché.)

· Clicking on the bird makes it fly elsewhere (if it’s allowed at that moment).

· Clicking on the cat will make it go away. It will eventually go away on its own, but hey, you didn’t really expect to be able to control a cat, right?

· After some time of inactivity, the bird might sit on your mouse pointer.

· In the second level, you can see an actual Polish scientific satellite LEM flying in the background.

· If you finish the doodle twice, at the third time you will see something extra in the finale, based on another story we didn’t have time to squeeze into the doodle.

· There are different N items depending on how many times you played the game, and which language you’re using.

And below you will find various iterations of the first robot UI:
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I wake up in a cold sweat. The day has arrived. The day when my mind and body will be tested in the meanest, most agonizing way. When, by the end, I’ll be yelling out in horror, “Enough! Stop! I’m not hungry anymore!” When the family arena shifts into a no-holds-bar-battle-royale. But that’s why it only happens once a year: Thanksgiving, the ultimate hunger games. I enter the dining room. There’s a gold cornucopia on the table. I think, what a wo...

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1. Barksdale 2. Hennessy 3. Axis 4. The Greek 5. Bunk 6. Slim Charles 7. Streeter 8. Freamon 9. Halo 10. Harlow 11. Carver 12. Strut 13. Marlo 14. Stringer - - - Wire Character: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14 Crate and Barrel Furniture: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12 Both: 5
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At about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, hundreds of New York City police officers raided Zuccotti Park. Police tore down tents and, according to witnesses, used tear gas, pepper spray, and at about 3 a.m., a sound cannon. Some of the protesters left immediately, quietly. Some of them joined together in the middle of the park, chanting, “Whose park? Our park!”

Police ultimately made 70 arrests and cleared the area. Their park.

In a statement released a few hours ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg* explained the raid. “I have become increasingly concerned – as had the park’s owner, Brookfield Properties – that the occupation was coming to pose a health and fire safety hazard to the protestors and to the surrounding community. We have been in constant contact with Brookfield and yesterday they requested that the City assist it in enforcing the no sleeping and camping rules in the park. But make no mistake – the final decision to act was mine.”

Members of Occupy Wall Street are furious. Protests are being planned at various sites throughout the day. But the truth is, Bloomberg might have just done Occupy Wall Street a favor.

Next week, temperatures are projected to dip down to the high 30s. Next month, they’re projected to dip into the mid-20s. The month after that, as anyone who has experienced a New York winter know, they’re going to fall even lower.

The occupation of Zuccotti Park was always going to have a tough time enduring for much longer. As the initial excitement wore off and the cold crept in, only the diehards -- and those with no place else to go -- were likely to remain. The numbers in Zuccotti Park would thin, and so too would the media coverage. And in the event someone died of hypothermia, or there was some other disaster, that coverage could turn. What once looked like a powerful protest could come to be seen as a dangerous frivolity.

In aggressively clearing them from the park, Bloomberg spared them that fate. Zuccotti Park wasn’t emptied by weather, or the insufficient commitment of protesters. It was cleared by pepper spray and tear gas. It was cleared by police and authority. It was cleared by a billionaire mayor from Wall Street and a request by one of America’s largest commercial real estate developers. It was cleared, in other words, in a way that will temporarily reinvigorate the protesters and give Occupy Wall Street the best possible chance to become whatever it will become next.
In forcibly removing them from Zucotti Park, Bloomberg might have just done the protesters a favor.
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Yeah, I agree.

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Cool idea.
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