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We all know that feeling, vending machine

#i am also full of snacks and darkness

Yep. This is my spirit animal.



We all know that feeling, vending machine

Yep. This is my spirit animal.


Perhaps the only real issue I had with the beta — aside from the fact that it had to end — was the game’s story. After multiple binge sessions through the game’s early stages I still have no idea what Destiny is about. The world is an interesting mixture of science fiction and fantasy, and a Bill Nighy-voiced character in a cloak droned on for a while about the golden age of humanity and a giant orb in the sky, but it all just kind of washed over me in a wave of sci-fi gobbledygook. I know that I’m a guardian of some sort, fighting to save humanity from an alien darkness, but that’s about it — and thankfully it seems that I don’t need to know more to enjoy the game. Knowing the backstory of the aliens isn’t a prerequisite for having fun shooting them in the face.

Inside the ‘Destiny’ beta: why Bungie’s next epic could be bigger than ‘Halo’ | The Verge

I totally agree with this - after the beta, I don’t have a good concept of the players involved, but, I suspect that Bungie will make that clear with time. At least, I hope that they do, because the beta twigged all my rich world-building neurons, in the way that many of their early games did. I am very hopeful to better understand the Guardians, the Traveler, the speaker, etc. as well as the aliens.

This looks to be good fun, and I’m excited to see it.


To avoid the attack, all you have to do is not connect your USB device to computers you don’t own or don’t have good reason to trust—and don’t plug untrusted USB devices into your own computer.

Source Wired



Sorry, guys, I couldn’t wait till next Monday.

h/t to wordishness​ for the Riker image.

Jack, you’re awesome.

As someone who had a Monday on a Wednesday, this is totally perfect. Thanks Jack.

Source redcloud

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know where you’re going. If you are looking for money, I can tell you I don’t have much. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people you.

If you just fill out a helpdesk ticket for an out of office reply, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, and you setup that Mail Rule and apply it to the entire contents of your inbox, generating literally thousands of outbound emails that didn’t need to get sent, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will destroy your laptop, your server account, unsubscribe you from Netflix and Hulu, pwn your Xbox and PS4, set you up with a dating profile on a site meant for lepers, make your phone call the White House Signals desk and call in a bomb threat, and turn your entire porn collection over to your godmother.

In other words, you don’t have to really fast, just kind of think of yourself as fasting. You know, go through the motions. It’s official: Family Foundation found the laziest form of protesting possible – protest by imagination.




This chosen name actually reminds me of one my favorite John Scalzi book: The Android’s Dream which is a phenomenal little work of science fiction with a whole lot of hilarity in it, and it’s set quasi-locally.

But still: Earth Sheep.












ice bear! my elemental spirit companion is endangered :(

Wind Ox. Somehow this seems like more of an insult :l

Shadow bear sounds like a stupid spy name





Lightning Deer fuck everything about this

Wood Giraffe.

Sure. Why not?

TIL: There is an animal called a raccoon dog. 

And apparently I am this guy on fire?

I’m a Wind Tiger, which sounds pretty damn awesome. My cousin, whose birthday is Dec. 2, however, is a Wind Ox. Much less awesome (but surprisingly accurate, come to think of it).

Yeah, well I’m Earth Sheep.


I once again have a working iPad mini, thanks to the great gals and guys at iFixit who overnighted me a new digitizer to see if that would fix my issue.

I cannot say enough good stuff about them, who did an amazingly generous thing without so much as a prompt.

The replacement digitizer went in like a charm and has restored my iPad mini to working order. Woohoo!!

So yes, for reasons that made sense to them, a handful of people living in the days when slavery was acceptable and women voting was not, set up a Federal enclave. This enclave had, in 1800, roughly the same number of people as the US Capitol Police has total officers in its force today. Why are we bound to it? Our Founding Fathers, whose views we seem to hold sacrosanct, weren’t in the least afraid of pragmatic solutions to problems or reviewing unworkable systems. I think they’d be disappointed in us if we are.

Any discussion of DC Statehood comes inevitably back to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. Try to explain the patently unjust status of 640,000 Americans without represenatation and you get Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 thrown back at you.

But…but…the Founders?! - Krepp for Congress

Really good summation of why Statehood is critical, and what to say to the Constitutionalists who believe in literal interpretation.


As Stephen A. Smith says, “See, we keep talking about the guys, when we never talk about the elements of provocation.” See, some guys can sound so dumb you’d think they had a chair broken over their head, but the first element of provocation a woman should avoid is calling them on it, whether it’s an NFL official justifying a two-game penalty for a running back going all Flintstone on his wife, or an ESPN announcer who holds your cable subscription hostage while he tries to string two sentences together.

Source Washington Post

Over the weekend, I tried to fix my iPad mini, and it didn’t go too well. iFixit saw my post, and they’re sending me a replacement digitizer.

They’re pretty awesome in my book now, too.




Is Supernatural just The Dukes of Hazzard but with Satan instead of Boss Hogg?

Well…there’s a car? And brothers?



You are all on my list. You know who you are.

This is beautiful.

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