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After two play sessions with Pokémon Go, I was thinking to myself "Is it just me, or is this not really a good game once you look at it more closely, from a gamer's perspective?".
It seems it isn't just me: Metascore 67, average user rating 5.7. Not the kind of score you'd expect for an actually good game...
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Desperately looking for a pokemon blocker that filters out every message with this subject. Would save me hours each day.
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I just signed this petition asking the EU to suspend all accession negotiation with Turkey, as long as they suspend the European Convention on Human Rights and as long as the Erdogan regime abuses the state of emergency to crack down on anyone who is critical of them.

I've always been for Turky joining the EU, but not under this regime, and definitely not under the current circumstances.
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And Turkey is in NATO, I wonder if other members will act in some way
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Unfortunately, it looks like Dawn of War III won't be for me. While many Dawn of War I fans did not like that there was no base building in Dawn of War II, for me that was actually the main reason why I enjoyed it. There are two reasons for that
1. I just suck at regular RTS games. It's too much going on at the same time for me. I can only focus either on my base or on my troops in battle, so either I micromanage a battle and meanwhile I don't produce any more troops or my base gets attacked, or I focus on my base and my troops fall like flies elsewhere on the map. So in DoW II I enjoyed that I could fully focus on my troops and detailed tactics.
2. While the base-building in DoW I didn't feel too weird, the purely tactical gameplay in DoW II just felt a lot more like the tabletop to me.

Now with the strong focus on heroes and their special abilities in DoW III, it looks to me like even more multi-tasking might be necessary (as I'd have to focus on heroes, line units and base-building / production all at the same time).

I also liked the strong RPG part in DoW II a lot. I don't know how much of that will be kept in DoW III, but with a much bigger army, it can't play as big a role as in the previous installment.

Then one detail I found really strange watching that video was the new cover system. Instead of using the terrain as cover (like in the tabletop and the previous DoW titles), now they have that weird system of cover being some kind of shield generators you have to capture. That has nothing to do with the tabletop at all, and it just looks weird.

Dawn of War III will surely be a good game overall, but I guess I'll stick to the previous one, which just feels a lot more like a real-time Warhammer 40.000 to me.
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Really impressive features for such a short development cycle!
 
Brute force protection, #2FA #Federation and more in beta of #Nextcloud 10
Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share and communication app platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & communicate and collaborate across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it!
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Yup, 'tis how it is...
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Codemoji is a tool which encrypts messages using emoji as a cypher. Its purpose is to teach people the most basic concept of encryption in a fun way.
I think it's a nice initiative!
Codemoji teaches you about ciphers. Create and share messages with your friends using fun emoji.
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Encrypt be making readers sick. 
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For relaxation in the face of tragic / scary events...
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So by drinking alcohol only very rarely, I increase my risk of coronary disease, but lower my risk of cancer? Given that death by coronary diseases tends to be quicker than death by cancer, maybe I did choose the better lifestyle, after all...
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Well, I'm fucked then :D
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Ugh, scripting statistical analyses at 29.9°C room temperature is not much fun...
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R is always fun.
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I'm proud to be a small part of this movement (even though I mostly just help my wife who does most of the work) for saving food from going to waste.
Foodsavers take food that has passed its expiry date but is still edible and take it to points where anybody can take it, or consume it themselves.
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„Foodsaver“ bewahren Lebensmittel vor der Mülltonne. Sie wollen ein Zeichen gegen die Wegwerfmentalität setzen - und sind damit Teil einer wachsenden Bewegung. Ein Besuch bei Darmstädter Lebensmittelrettern.
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Is it just my phone or does Pokemon Go freeze quite often? For me it often either freezes completely or when I've caught a Pokemon the pokeball just lies there but nothing happens.
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On my iPhone 6s the game crashed more than the amount of Pokémon I ever caught.
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It's a quite surreal situation when you walk around seemingly randomly, staring at your phone screen, only to notice that you are surrounded by other people (mostly young men, but also a few young women) doing exactly the same.
When our eyes met, we smiled or laughed.
#pokemongo
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+Thomas Pfeiffer That being said in 2 years from now when I manage to evolve a Magikarp, I won't be shutting up about it.
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    Psychology, 2003 - 2008
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I'm intolerantly tolerant: The only thing I don't tolerate is intolerance.
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My colleagues call me "the pope of statistics"
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