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I was surprised to find that I haven't shared any Kamelot.
I'm also surprised that THIS song will be the first entry. Not what I would usually go with as an introduction to this band, but it's in my head today and fits my mood, so here it is!
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"...I was in God’s hands, I felt no fear."
Read and watch his amazing testimony:
As a tall, lanky redhead born and raised in Colorado, 34 year-old Brother David Johnson definitely sticks out in Syria, the Middle Eastern country where he serv
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Sir Percival, one of the more oft forgotten Knights of the Round but one of the more important and interesting. He's well deserving of a Power Metal song.
The English is a bit off, but that's fairly common in power metal as, for some reason, most power metal is sung in English but most comes from (and is popular in) places where English is not the first language. 
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LastPass hacked.
Bad news first, folks. LastPass, our favorite password manager (and yours) has been hacked. It’s time to change your master password. The good news is, the passwords you have saved for other sites should be safe. The Intermediate Guide to Mastering Passwords with LastPass The Intermediate Guide to Mastering Passwords with LastPass The Intermediate Guide to Mastering Passwords with LastPass is easy, secure, and works across systems and browsers—it...
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Yea, they're fairly confident that things are largely safe it seems due to their many levels of encryption, but a few details are definitely compromised and it's a good idea to change the master password. However, this potential has always been there, and is why I don't personally like to keep ALL my passwords in one place (though this is a great service for many passwords).
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Maybe not their best, but a pretty decent one by Hammerfall, and it's been stuck in my head today for some reason.
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"Provocative Non-Violence"
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A great example of the video medium really adding to the music. The music on it's own is fine, but a bit vague and typical (especially for Dragonforce I'd say), dealing with generic feelings of stress, disappointment and failure. The video though turns the context into something you very rarely see in popular media/music: the struggle of a man to be a good father and husband while dealing with the demands of work, the struggle to balance obligations to work and family.
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After 5 years we get some new Iron Maiden, and it's a double album!

http://www.ironmaiden.com/new-iron-maiden-studio-album-the-book-of-souls.html
IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September
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Yea, It's crazy, 11 songs turned into 90+ minutes.  The longest song previously was Rime of the Ancient Mariner at just under 14 minutes, and here they have one about that length that ISN'T even the longest on the album.
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And now for something a little different.
Possibly the best lyric video I've seen.
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Someone on the metro today said a man asking for spare change (nicely, and not stopping or pressuring anyone about it) was violating the law. Turns out, she believed he was violating the First Amendment of all things. When I asked her where in the first amendment it said he could not do such a thing, she could rattle off how she's worked in areas with experts on the matter, and had been an educator on the matter, but couldn't answer my question, nor even at least tell me how such a thing was possibly in violation of the first amendment. 

Well, looks like such activities are routinely declared protected by the first amendment (seems fairly straight forward, honestly) and restrictions thereof are frequently overturned by the courts.

http://reason.com/archives/2015/03/04/theres-no-begging-exception-to-the-first

(There are other sources for this, of course, all of which agree as far as I've seen, including fairly recent cases involving specifically panhandling in subways).
Laws against panhandling are unconstitutional, yet officials keep trying.
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In honor of the late Sir Christopher Lee. It was tough to choose between the different musical projects he's been involved in,, but here is his duet from Rhapsody of Fire's "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream". Right at the end (while it's fading out for some reason) you get to hear Lee really show off his voice.

Also good choices: Treebeard's Song (with the Tolkien Ensalmble), his narration in "Unholy Warcry" (From the same album as Wizard's Dream), and of course there's his Charlemagne album.
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Sometimes, you should listen to that nagging voice that repeats itself in your mind, pulling at you no matter how much you try to get away, or give it excuses, or find other things.
Subtle at first, and then stronger and stronger, till it is undeniable.
And it whispers: "Watch Unbreakable".

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217869/

Seriously though, why netflix puts this under "Scary Movies" I don't understand. It's not, and in no way is it designed to be one. That I think has been a problem that plagued Shyamalan movies of that time period, constantly being billed and marketed as horror movies when they absolutely were not, giving people the wrong expectations. Shyamalan did character driven movies about finding identity.
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One of two movies he made that weren't complete crap.
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I have a double majored degree in Theology and Religious Studies and English and enjoy continuing to learn along those lines, particularly Catholic Systematic Theology for the former and 19th-early 20th Century British literature for the latter though I often enjoy other related material as well. I work in tech, and have particular interest in both the development of new technologies and their history, especially in computer technology.

Hobby and arts wise, I like Heavy Metal music, particularly Symphonic Power Metal. I enjoy Retro games for their fun, as well as for their artistic properties, history and cultural elements. I also enjoy a wide variety of other topics and can often be drawn into most fields, at least for a little while.
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