Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Incredible footage, a lot of fun to watch.

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Michael Sacca:

To date — the ‘unlock all’ has been our highest grossing option.

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This is a great resource for newbies and vets alike; no one knows everything.

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I’m going to call this the Gallant Loophole, because it sounds better that way. We started enforcing similar helmet rules in USA Hockey over the last few years, and not just during fisticuffs. These rules have so many nuances about how a helmet comes off and why that we wasted a large fraction of an 8-hour seminar on the subject one year. I don’t foresee this going the NHL’s way in the long run.

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Yamauchi played a role, however large or small, in so many of the things that define my generation, and we will be forever grateful. Mario is, of course, one of the most enduring characters ever created, but gamers of my generation will always have Kid Icarus, Samus Aran, Jordan and Bird, Megaman and his many zany nemeses, and the ever present Konami Code, all thanks to this man.

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Python Guru Pat Miller:

Used well, the __init__.py will afford you the flexibility to re-organize your internal package structure without worrying about side-effects from internal sub-module imports or the order imports within each module.

Great advice. I write a ton of python and follow most of his advice already, but I need to be much more concise in my __init__.py files.

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Dell says going private will help the company.

In all honesty, I’m not sure there’s much that can be done to help Dell. It will likely never be the giant that it once was, but there’s nothing wrong with that. They dominated, basically “won,” an industry that was the biggest growth industry there was for a time. Nothing Dell is going to do is going to return their industry to its glory days.

There’s good money to be made from their position in this market, it’s just not the exponential growth money that they are accustomed to. Clearly they’re not happy with that, but perhaps they should be.

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And by “confirmed,” I’m pretty sure they mean “Oh. Shit.”

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Marketing is run by the guys who got communications degrees. You think they would check stuff like this. I love how the club has owned this, though.

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The Texas National Guard has said it will not provide benefits for same-sex couples, despite a Pentagon directive requiring the military to treat all marriages equally.

So much for “supporting our troops.”