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HAVE YOU EVER PUT CREAMER-ED COFFEE IN CEREAL? And, WAS IT AWESOME?
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"So strong, it can pick up a whole room!"

See, when you get a bluetooth headset you hope the quality is good enough to have it mask at least some of the background noise you encounter in many different locations. From walking around my house to walking down the street, I should have enough noise cancelling to provide a proper listening experience to everyone else.

But it never happens. The ones you pay $150 or more for... maybe it happens.

Tell you what, though, when you talk to someone who's on a headset, tell them how bad it is, because those wearing said headsets have tendency to say stuff like: "Wow, this sounds great. Am I coming through clear? Yeah, I'm sure it's clear since I paid a freakin' fortune for it."

Because of that, I will convince myself of it's audio quality regardless of what you say. Call my baby ugly. Please!
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Motorola Surround is what I'm using. Great for audio, not so much for talking. Your mileage may vary. LG has a much cheaper equivalent and, really, the tech I'd bound to improve. Bound to!
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... but not you.

We live near a hospital and, occasionally, my daughter and I go for a walk around it.

Eva is holding my hand and, looking up at me, she says, "So, if I get sick. I can come in here and just check myself in?"

"In nearly every other first world country, yes, you could go in there and they would take care of you. But here, it's a lot more complicated and it costs a lot."

I thought about that for a bit. Even with full coverage, I still have to pay to get into the hospital to the point where I avoid it at all costs. I am even telling my daughter that it's generally "not worth it" due to cost.

They both know the story of Jack going to get stitches and when I walked in and they said, "Oh, it'll cost $70." And I knew that wouldn't cover the whole expense, as well. I went back out to the car, looked at the cut next to his eye and said, "Meh. It'll heal. Hey, we'll try super glue!" And drove away.

Now, I pay an insane amount for health insurance and I barely use it. Those who complain about paying for everyone else's healthcare in other nations? Well, I'm already doing it. But who I'm paying is actually making a profit.
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Amen. When I have insurance, it's still too expensive to go to the doctor. Partly because I spent all much damn money on insurance. 
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OK, Google. No whammies!

I had my first one on one with my new boss today. This is my fourth manager since I started here for ... various reasons. But one thing I've not had a proper conversation about was the fact that I haven't had a formal review since I started over two and a half years ago.

So, I'm talking to this new boss and, I assume I'm well respected in these new circles I'm in. So I decide to bring this up near the end of our scheduled time.

"I've not had a proper review in the time I've been here. I'd love some feedback or insight. I'd appreciate consideration for a raise just so I feel like I'm moving forward."

The line is strangely silent. I look at my computer and it appears that Google Hangouts/Voice "updated" and I lost the call just as I was making my pathetic play for a raise.

My phone rings my boss says we got cut off. I'm not sure what he heard, but he called me back and said, "I'll get something set up."

So... Message received? Right?
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Virtual Reality is everything you hoped it would be. Right?

Thanks for sharing, +Pedro Calmon. :D
 
So immersed that you are a danger to yourself.
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Re-sharing this feels so... meta. Which is probably why I'm re-sharing this.
 
Erik and I have been gaming together for many years now. His contributions as a player and a writer have been an inspiration on many levels. The job of a game master requires many hours of preparation and continued inspiration. Erik's journal posts create a continuity that helps hold it all together. Seeing my world through his eyes is flattering to say the least. Each session I eagerly await his posts to relive the moments we have shared. If these adventure tales offer you even a fraction of the joy they bring me, your getting an inkling of how valued his talents are. Enjoy!
As an introduction, I'm +Erik Collett. Welp, with that said, I wanted to make sure that people who come across this blog actually know what it's about. This whole thing has been a bit more opaque than I'd like it to be and th...
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"Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides..."

What could possibly go wrong?
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Nostalgia

This song came up as part of a conversation around Religion, Cults, and the power of belief. I remember loving the song and... surprisingly, it aged well for a goofy pure-electronic pop.

But seriously, I think this has now been talked about as a scientific phenomenon. Your perception changes reality because we perceive reality through filters that aren't reality. So, remember that you're living in a bubble.

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I think I'll save this for later.

Some good advice... I find myself lost midway through stories because I forget the point of what I'm doing. It tends to get muddy and imprecise. It's much easier for me to write something that has a framework, like my time and experience in game, but not so much when I'm making it up myself.
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Bri's Kyle went away. And we had a party. Well, they had a party and I was invited. Then there was this porch with the best lighting ever. It was a good night. :)
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Our state already has some laws around this to control who has access to it, but this Federal ruling treats vapes like all other tobacco products in the worst way possible. It needs a serious overhaul to fit the vape technology specifically. Repeal and go back to the drawing board, peeps.
We the people ask the federal government to Call on Congress to act on an issue: Overturn the FDA's ruling on ecigarette classification as a tobacco product. Created by J.W. on May 05, 2016. Sign This Petition. Needs 60283 signatures by June 4, 2016 to get a response from the White House ...
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The Other Side

Hakaar and Company emerge from the Hlofolk Tunnel on the South side and traverse lands they've not yet seen. They find the forests both beautiful and deadly. They run into an old associate they weren't expecting.
When we had emerged from the Hlofolk Tunnel, Sig produced a bottle of Old Law with a satisfied grin. "We should have a toast. This is the furthest I have ever been from home." He said as he raised what was about a thimbleful ...
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I'm a do-it-yourselfer, writer, problem solver, recovering Pirate, avid technologist, and a seeker of wonder... whatever that may be. I'm at the mercy of whimsy.

I don't really have a circling policy. If I like what you post and you respond to comments of mine with interesting and sensible speak, I'm more likely to add you.
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This should have been the trailer for Disney's John Carter
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RPS chums Eurogamer asked me to review Minecraft for them a little while back. I had a bit of a funny turn in response - review Minecraft? W

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