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By now, everyone is, of course, quite sick of seeing the buxom ads deployed to entice new players for Evony. Being rather burnt out on everything else available on the market, I've been giving it a try. No, there isn't any comely wench in-game, of any sort, that I've found. But, it is free, after all, right..? Right?
Except they nerfed medals...
You can play for free until you get out of newbie-mode by trying to advance beyond Knight, which requires these medals, see?
What does it mean to get "Slashdotted"?
If you have been online for a decent amount of time, you probably know about the news site for geeks called Slashdot.
From this, you may surmise that getting "Slashdotted" involves getting your site linked to in an article on Slashdot, resulting in a significant increase in your site traffic.
You would be correct. Very correct.
You may also surmise that this increase in traffic results in a corresponding increase in sales/leads/etc.
Just when we thought that the nation was finally headed in the right direction, California no longer supports gay marriage. California.
Apparently, while everyone else was focused on making sure that Obama got elected, the religious right used the shift in focus to as a sabotage opportunity:
"Yes side sent certified letters to major donors threatening to "out" them in a press release unless they also contributed to the marriage ban."
In retribution, the "No" side is fighting back, and they are slinging the "Yes" side's own tactics right back at them. I guess nobody told the fundamentalists anything about living in "glass houses" should they decide to throw stones...
That's right; it's my fault. All of it. Every last thing.
Stub your toe? Get a speeding ticket? Lose your job? Your wife? Your car? It's my fault.
You can rest assured that the misfortune life has seen fit to dump on your life is through no fault of your own. Point that finger squarely in this direction.
It's my fault.
And it will continue to be my fault until Sunday, at which point everything is Karo's fault, and you can blame him.
Some time soon, however, you have to take your turn; a whole week of being the cause of all our problems. You will be responsible for my network connection going on the blink, for spilling my coffee, and for preventing me from catching and fixing that bug.
Until then, you can blame it all on me.
Recently, a couple new startups began putting together sites with resources for collaborating on and sharing remixed political mashups ostensibly designed to encourage younger voters. [story on Wired]
While this is still a few shades away from the color I originally envisioned the remix/mashup scene, it can only be a matter of time before we say goodbye to the stale dramas that have been the mainstay of political dialog for centuries. Get ready for a new era of political power driven by the ability to motivate through entertainment. The position will eventually be granted to the politician who best crafts the memes that will drive their voters.
Get ready for MC POTUS, ladies and gentlemen...
What is the sound of a billion souls crying out in the dark "how did I get here?"
While it may be crass and narcissistic to refer to yourself directly in the third person, you can bypass social mores by indirectly referring to yourself through use of the proverbial "we".
By emphasizing group solidarity, regardless of it's actual existence, you can safely distribute responsiblity for your statements. This is done through the simple expedient of substituting "we" for "I" in your statements.
I normally respond to questions about who I'm voting for by snidely explaining that I was preparing to vote with my feet. I have long felt that my one single vote was of zero consequence and that the process was pointless. This was all before I had a chance to see things like the movie Recount, which is geared to point out that we do indeed have idiots in charge. The smart people all operate behind the scenes.
And now, as if to prove that the story told in Recount was most definitely not fiction, CNN brings us news of voting mismanagement both recent and historic.
So, now you have proof that your vote really doesn't count anymore.
In a bold move by the Church of England, a public apology to Charles Darwin (posthumous, of course) has been drafted and will be included on a website that they are putting together to promote his views. The Church. Promoting the views of Darwin.
This is what I would like to refer to as the writing on the wall for Christians, as in "did ya get the memo?"
In a rare show of insight, the Church also reflected: "Hey! This is just like that whole Galileo thing that blew up in our face!"
After browsing around for information about the Mossad, I discovered that they have their own website:
Clicking the link to Contact them (as well as the link to Careers) goes to HTTPS and yields an invalid security certificate. Technically, I could add an exception for it and take a look, but I have a few reservations about making security exceptions for the Mossad, regardless of how off-radar I may be. Not really that big of a deal, but I'll let you check it out for me...
On further review, the Mossad site also provides a convenient list of current and former directors. They may not look very intimidating, but try to picture each of them asking you questions while an overzealous katsa ensures your attention and cooperation. Meir Amit even looks a bit like Bela Lugosi.