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Starting to lose interest in Hearthstone pretty fast.  Sick of taking my noobie deck against decks full for legendaries and rares in the matchmaker. 

The game seriously, seriously, needs a matchmaker based on the dust value of decks.

I don't mind losing to someone way better than me.  What is frustrating as heck and unfun is losing to someone just because you can't match their cards.

Of course, I'm a noob, so take it with a grain of salt.  Chances are, I have no idea what I'm talking about.
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"Octopuses ‘are aliens,’ scientists decide after DNA study" by
by Rob Waugh (+Rob Waugh).

One other possibility that occurs to me is that the Octopus could be a native inhabitant (rather than an alien) with a completely separate genome because it evolved independently of all other life on the planet.  Why shouldn't it be possible for the same evolutionary processes to occur in parallel?

[Caption with featured image:  "Monterey Bay aquarium."]

(Thank you to +Joxua Luxor for sharing this article with me originally, here:

From the attached article...

Not to freak you out or anything, but scientists have just revealed that octopuses are so weird they’re basically aliens.

The first full genome sequence shows of that octopuses (NOT octopi) are totally different from all other animals – and their genome shows a striking level of complexity with 33,000 protein-coding genes identified, more than in a human.

There we were thinking it was quite freaky enough when they learned how to open jam jars.

US researcher Dr Clifton Ragsdale, from the University of Chicago, said: ;The octopus appears to be utterly different from all other animals, even other molluscs, with its eight prehensile arms, its large brain and its clever problem-solving abilities.

‘The late British zoologist Martin Wells said the octopus is an alien. In this sense, then, our paper describes the first sequenced genome from an alien.’

[See attached article for the remaining paragraphs...]
They're basically unrelated to anything else on our planet
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The greed of the wealthy one percent is what is destroying this nation. 
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"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini

"I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly." -Albert Einstein 

"If you could reason with religious people, there wouldn't be religious people." - Dr. Gregory House, MD

"Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived." - Isaac Asimov

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Ghandi

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  • California State University, East Bay
    Computer Science, 2008 - 2012
    Computer Science BS, Computer Science MS, Software Engineering Option, Math Minor
  • Diablo Valley College
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
    Computer Science AA, Liberal Arts AA
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