Gregg Baker Asian Art at Masterpiece London 2017   

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A lacquer and gilt-wood figure of Amida Nyorai seated in jō-in (meditation mudra), Japan, 12th-13th century, Kamakura Period. Dimensions: Figure: H. 10¼" (25.50 cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD


Hisao Dōmoto, Solution de continuité (Solution of Continuity), oil on canvas, signed, titled and dated 1963-64 Paris on the reverse. H. 9¼" x W. 20¼" (23cm x 51cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD


Suda Kokuta, Untitled, 1961, oil on canvas signed and dated 1961.12.10 and with the artist's address on the reverse. H. 51¼” x W. 38¼” (130cm x 97cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD


Takeo Yamaguchi, Ko (Suburbs), oil on board signed, titled and dated September 1972 in Japanese on a label affixed to the reverse, framed H. 12¼" x W. 17¾" (31cm x 44.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD


Jizō Bosatsu standing on a lotus base, Japan,  9th century, Heian period. Dimensions: Figure and stand: H. 30¾" (77.5cm). Figure: H. 23½" (59.5cm). Gregg Baker Asian Art, Stand D23 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

Gregg Baker Asian Art, 142 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BN , United Kingdom. T  0044 20 7221 3533 - - 



          How to automatically show your website's news on your Twitter page   
Many of our clients website's have news or blog sections, where they post news and updates. This article shows you how to have your news headlines appear on your Twitter page automatically after posting them on your website. What are the benefits of doing this? Update your website and your twitter page at the same time...
          Social Media: Using Twitter to promote your Website   
What is Twitter? Twitter is a social media system where individuals and organisation post short updates (“tweets”) on their thoughts or activities, often with links to related web pages for further information. This is called “micro-blogging”. Being active online is important for your business and your website. Twitter is one of the great tools to help...
          En medio de crisis, artistas venezolanos retoman discurso de Cantinflas   
Por: Juan Carlos Martínez Samaguey/@MrtinezSmaguey Venezuela ( En medio la crisis que envuelve a Venezuela, actores de este país usaron recientemente un fragmento de una de las cintas de Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” como reflexión sobre el papel de una autoridad. Al Helicoide trasladados los estudiantes detenidos esta tarde en El Rosal. — (@RCTVenlinea) June 30, 2017 Fue Norkys Batista, actriz de Radio Caracas Televisión, quien en su cuenta de Instagram compartió el emotivo mensaje del cómico mexicano en la cinta “El patrullero 777”.   Naaaa pelusaaa..! No avanzamos como sociedad, estamos mal y cada vez peor..! Que PORQUERIA..! #sosvenezuela #sos #VENEZUELA #norkysbatista A post shared by Norkys Batista (@norkys_batista) on Jun 28, 2017 at 1:28pm PDT “Caen los que no debieran caer… vivimos en un mundo de desorden y de violencia, un mundo donde nadie respeta las instituciones y donde las instituciones no respetan a nadie”, se puede escuchar en el extracto. También retoman la idea de que la policía no debe convertirse en una “amenaza uniformada”, esto ante la ola de violencia en la que ataques entre civiles y autoridades ha dejado cientos de muertos en aquella república bolivariana. Le puede interesar: Venezuela será “liberada de opositores, con […]
          VERIFY: Do pennies relieve wasp and...   

HOUSTON - Our fact-checkers have been looking into a question that's been buzzing around - will putting a penny on a bee or wasp sting lessen the pain and swelling?


          Read this before you hand a child a...   

parklers may make for a Facebook worthy Fourth of July photo, but parents should remember to keep an eye on kids during and after they handle the pretty, but dangerous hand-held fireworks. 


          Fifth grader invents lifesaving device   

(CBS NEWS) -- He may be only 11 years old, but Bishop Curry is already working on a solution to a major problem plaguing the country: the tragic deaths of young children in hot cars.


          More TB cases reported at Bush High...   

Ten individuals connected to a Fort Bend high school have tested positive for tuberculosis.


          How your old iPod can help brighten...   

A senior living center in north Houston is asking people to donate iPods and MP3 players. They need the devices to build custom playlists for residents who suffer from dementia.


          App helps cancer patients with outcomes   

Research shows that cancer patients who are engaged in their medical treatment tend to have better outcomes. However, when someone is sick, it can be difficult to stay on top of scheduling, medication, tracking symptoms and remembering pertinent information about treatment.


          The Winners of the 2017 iPhone Photography Awards   

We’ve all seen the “Shot on iPhone” ads splashed across billboards while we’re driving, in which incredible photographs captured with iPhones are shared. Each makes you question whether you’re actually using the same phone as the photographer. If you want to question your skills further, check these out. These are the winners of the 2017 […]

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          Nike Cortez Flyknit   

We loved the Nike Cortez long before Forrest Gump rocked a pair of them. The red, white, and blue along with the track-ready build makes for a pair of trainers we can get behind. Nike is not one to rest on their laurels, so they took the iconic Cortez and gave it a refresh for 2017. […]

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          12 Outrageously Delicious Hot Dog Toppings   

Summer is here. It’s time to do what men do: grill meat. That often includes some hot dogs, which is good because the hot dog is almost universally liked, generally fits anywhere on the grill, and is idiot proof. C’mon, has anyone ever messed up a hot dog on the grill? Here’s the best part […]

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          The 10 Best Things Coming to Netflix This July   

The folks at Netflix knew they had to come out swinging in July. Not only are we ramping up for one of the hottest months of the year (which, let’s face it, means we’re going to be spending a lot more time indoors rather than grill-side), we’re also losing some really, really great stuff: Futurama […]

          The 8 Best Titles Coming to Amazon This July   

The Amazon Prime Video catalog is growing by the month, and not only because a ton of old movies are jumping into the public domain. They’re getting their hands on Oscar and Emmy winners, along with an ever increasing selection of original programming. If you don’t have Amazon, now may be the time to consider […]

          The Weekend Agenda   

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. And if you’re a fan of craft beer… Try Hoppist

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          Chris Labrooy Makes Cars Defy Reality   

Internationally acclaimed artist Chris LaBrooy has a client list with quite a few of your favorite brands (Apple, Nike, Time, Target, the list goes on), but our favorite works of his might be the digital 3D sculptures where he bends cars and reality to create something surreal and mind-blowing. It started with “Tales of Auto […]

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          What to Wear This Summer – Chill   

When the thought of summer comes to mind, the immediate desire to take it easy is not far behind. When the weather is warm and things tend to slow down a bit, it’s a lot more acceptable—and almost required—to carve out some downtime to soak it all in while you can. Here are a few […]

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          YRON Cast Iron Grill   

Designed and built by YRON, a design shop out of Darmstadt, Germany, this cast iron grill is the perfect addition to any home or garden setup when you want something that looks as good as the steaks or burgers coming off of it. The YRON Cast Iron Grill pulls this off with a cast iron […]

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          AleSmith Brewed a Beer in Honor of Sublime   

Do you cry when your dog runs away? Get angry at the bills you have to pay? How about when your mom smokes pot? No? Perfect! Keep on chillin’ and crack one of these bad boys while you do. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sublime’s “40oz. to Freedom,” AleSmith Brewing Co. brewed  40oz. […]

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          How to Make Cocktails from Famous Movies   

Binging with Babish does a great job feeding us movie meals, but until now, we haven’t had anything to drink with them. If we’re going just by his channel that is. In this video, we get a whole bunch of cocktail recipes, all different and all delicious. The first one is the White Russian, as […]

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          Ironwood Custom Motorcycles 1985 BMW R80 Restomod   

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles (aka IWC) is a custom garage founded about five years ago by Arjan van den Boom & Partner in Amsterdam. Their love for all things cafe racer is apparent in the bikes they build, but each custom concept is a unique piece unlike anything else you’ll find on the market—like the Ironwood […]

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          The 8 Best Pomades for Taming Your Hair   

You’ve got the best deodorants to keep your pits in check. You’ve got the best aftershaves to keep your face intact. It’s time to tackle that hairdo. Skip the gels, hairspray, and the goop you grew up with in favor of a great pomade. Whether you’re going side part, slicked back, pompadour, spiked or all […]

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          Why Pappy Van Winkle Can Cost Over $2,000 a Bottle   

Pappy Van Winkle is the unicorn of bourbons. People say it’s real, but we’ve only really seen it in pictures, and most of them probably had some image doctoring going on. For all we know, it could have been a pasted on label to a bottle of iced tea. Though, also for all we know, […]

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          The Ember Mug Lets You Pick the Perfect Temperature for You Coffee   

Coffee is generally served at a crotch-scalding and definitely too hot to drink temperature of around 160°F, while the average preferred drinking temperature is somewhere around 135°F. Letting it cool without it getting so cold you can’t enjoy the entire cup is normally an issue, but it doesn’t have to be with the Ember Temperature Control Mug. […]

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          Elektroauto Fisker EMotion fährt bei Apple vor: Was will Apple vom Dänen?   
Henrik Fisker persönlich kündigte via Twitter Details zum Fisker EMotion, einem Elektroauto mit 640 Kilometern Reichweite an. Die offizielle Vorstellung soll im August erfolgen. Doch seine inoffizielle Premiere feierte das Elektroauto offenbar in Cupertino direkt vor der Apple-Zentrale. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter Apple, Automobil, Elektroauto.

          Sense8: Abgesetzte Netflix-Serie wird doch fortgesetzt!   
Die Absetzung von Sense8 war für viele Fans ein Schock. Sofort gingen bei Netflix zahlreiche Anrufe, E-Mails und Briefe ein, selbst die Kommentarfelder auf Facebook und Twitter wurden überflutet von Aufrufen, Sense8 doch fortzusetzen. Nun meldete sich Produzentin Lana Wachowski mit guten Neuigkeiten. Dieser Artikel wurde einsortiert unter TV-Serie / Webserie, Sense 8 (TV-Serie).

          06-30-17: Trump's Twitter Problem, Hospital Shooting in the Bronx, and Update on Sydney Phillips   
Tonight Curtis is joined by Steve Adubato, Kevin McCormack, Clark Pena, and Scott Phillips.
          The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! JUNE 2017 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store   

By Derek Burgan

Welcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. Outlet Intern Julia Mascardo – when she wasn’t sailing on the newly refurbished Disney Fantasy –  and I found a whole bunch of neat things this month including a bunch of new Tsum Tsums, crazy […]

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          Candlelight Processional Dining Packages Now on Sale for 2017 Holiday Season   

By Rikki Niblett

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting being able to book Candlelight Processional dining packages, guess what? You can now book these packages! So what exactly is Candlelight Processional? It’s an incredible moving show that takes place during the holiday season in the America Gardens Theatre at Epcot. Candlelight Processional includes a celebrity narrator, […]

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          In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 30, 2017   

By Rikki Niblett

Who is seeing Despicable Me 3 this weekend? I can’t wait to see what Gru, the girls, and the Minions are up to this time! This week, we have a bunch of patents that have been filed, we say our fond farewell to a dated attraction, and much more! Let’s get to it! In Case […]

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          Pirates of the Caribbean to See Updated Auction Scene   

By Rikki Niblett

Today, the Disney Parks Blog was discussing the new changes at Disneyland Paris’ Pirates of the Caribbean, but they also shared a tiny tidbit of information about the status of one particular scene at both U.S. versions of the attraction. The famous auction scene will be seeing an update. Currently, the scene showcases the auctioneer […]

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          8 Tips for Improving Your Online Presence with a Website   

Social media is the first thing most people think of when they want to boost their online presence. It is absolutely imperative to embrace sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but it’s even more important to ensure that your website is solid. After all, at least 81 percent of consumers conduct online research before making...

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          TLC’s Chilli on Kickstarting a Comeback and Making Music in the Age of Twitter   
Per their own advice, TLC isn’t chasing waterfalls. They’re sticking to what they’re used to, this time in the form of a new self-titled album. It’s the first new work that the group’s remaining two members, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, have released in 15 years; their last album, 3D, was released just…
          Trump and twitter   
          Morning Blend w/ Dwight Strachan – June 30th, 2017   
Be sure to follow Dwight on twitter @MorningBlend969 and check out our new Facebook page! Also contact us via email at and call in to the studio 325 4316, 325 4259 or 323 6232 .
          vintage 1950s dress. 50s vibrant floral print vintage linen wiggle dress by simplicityisbliss   

112.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1950s vibrant floral print wiggle dress in a wonderful thick linen material. The dress features a round neckline with bust darts and a flattering nipped waist fit. There is a back metal zipper for closure.

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best fit: small / medium

bust: up to 35"
waist: 27"
hips: up to 37"
total length: 36.5"

material: linen
condition: excellent

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          50s orange floral vintage wiggle dress / vintage 1950s dress by simplicityisbliss   

138.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1950s colorful linen wiggle dress with a vibrant bold floral print throughout the bodice, flattering fit with bust darts and a nipped waist fit, two large skirt pockets, back metal zipper for closure.

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best fit: large

bust: 38"
waist: 31"
hips: up to 43"
total length: 40"

material: linen
condition: near excellent, there is one very tiny area with a few tiny snags , see last photo.
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          vintage 1960s dress / 60s red rose full length vintage dress / flocked red print dress by simplicityisbliss   

248.00 USD

Gorgeous vintage 1960s black full length dress with a wonderful flocked red rose print throughout. Small red buttons down the front for detail. There is a flattering V neckline with a nipped waist and long flowy skirt. There is a back zipper for closure. The dress is lightly lined inside.

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best fit: medium

bust: 36/37"
waist: 28/28.5"
hips: open fit
total length: 57"

tag/label: Coco
material: chiffon
condition: excellent

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          vintage 1970s dress / 70s dress / pinstripe maxi sun dress by simplicityisbliss   

138.00 USD

Vintage 1970s blue and white pinstripe cotton maxi sun dress, round neckline with a shelf bust fit, long waist line with a flowy bodice, cut out back with a zipper for closure, lightly lined inside.

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best fit: small / medium

bust: 36"
waist: up to 30"
hips: 42"
shoulders: undefined
total length: 60"+adjustable straps

tag/label: Shawn Originals
material: cotton
condition: excellent
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          Teena Paige 50s white ruffle cotton vintage full skirt dress / vintage 1950s dress by simplicityisbliss   

88.00 USD

Cute vintage 1950s semi sheer white cotton dress, square neckline with pleated trim, bust darts with a flattering fitted nipped waist fit, full skirt, back metal zipper for closure.

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best fit: medium

bust: 36"
waist: 28"
hips: open fit
total length: 40.5"

tag/label: Teena Paige
material: cotton
condition: near excellent, there is one tiny mark on the back strap, see last photo. Priced accordingly.
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          Kisah Anis Al-Idrus Minta Taja Kek Tapi Ditolak   
Perkara biasa sebenarnya bila selebriti mohon tajaan untuk hari perkahwinan mereka. Ada tajaan yang datang sendiri, ada tajaan yang kita kena mencari. Apa pun secara mudahnya, ia merupakan marketing dua hala yang memberikan faedah win win situation buat kedua belah pihak. 

Namun berbeza dengan kes yang terjadi kepada pelakon wanita, Anis Al-Idrus. Ringkasnya, melalui satu screenshot dari dari pemegang akaun @bubbleqa di Twitter, dia mendakwa pembantu pelakon berkenaan telah memohon tajaan sekotak cupcake.

Namun @bubbleqa ini tidak mengenali Anis Al-Idrus dan enggan menaja sekotak cupcake tersebut. Dalam masa yang sama, tindakan dia berkongsikan perbualan tersebut juga menimbulkan rasa tidak puas hati pembantu pelakon wanita berkenaan.
Malah perbualan mereka terus dikongsikan lagi di laman Twitter. Apa pun, @bubbleqa punya jawapan sendiri di atas tindakannya itu.
Okay, ceritanya belum habis di sini. Setelah wanita berkenaan enggan menaja permintaan pembantu Anis Al-Idrus, seorang lelaki menyatakan rasa berminat untuk menaja cupcake untuk pasangan selebriti ini. Baguslah bukan sebab ada orang mahu taja?
Tapi melalui screenshot @NiniNell di Twitter, lain pula ceritanya apabila wanita yang enggan menaja tadi mempersoalkan pula keikhlasan lelaki berkenaan yang mahu menaja permintaan pembantu Anis Al Idrus.
Perkara tersebut dalam masa yang sama menimbulkan pelbagai reaksi di kalangan pengguna laman Twitter. Ada yang berpihak kepada wanita berkenaan dan ada juga yang berpihak kepada Anis Al Idrus.
Lebih menarik lagi, nampaknya makin ramai yang berminat untuk menaja hari bahagia pelakon wanita berkenaan sementara lelaki yang berminat untuk menaja cupcake untuk Anis juga turut mendapat perhatian daripada warga laman sosial yang lain.
Inilah realiti di zaman berlandaskan sosial media ini. Elok cara guna, dapat benda baik dan begitulah sebaliknya. Apa pun, semoga majlis Anis dan pasangan nanti akan berjalan dengan lancar. Sekian sahaja drama di akhir Ramadan ini untuk tatapan anda semua.

          Slammiversary 15 Fun   
Harry is joined by Impact Superstar KONG KONG and Rockit 107.5 DJ The Roadie as they have a little fun and discuss Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary 15 PPV Event. Find out more about #Slammiversary15 at and be sure to visit for more on Slammiversary Sunday July 2nd. @thepw247 on Twitter @theprowrestling247 on Facebook 323-522-5582 LIVE CALL IN LINE
          Macron’s ‘complex thoughts’ led to Bastille Day presser cancelation, says source as Twitter fumes   
Preview The French president has canceled a traditional Bastille Day press conference, with a source in his administration saying Emmanuel Macron’s “complex thoughts” don’t go well with the process of interviewing. The insulted French have spilt their anger online.
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          Revalidate in an evening – join us in Oxford or online!   

Do you hold CILIP Professional Registration (ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP)?

Do you need to revalidate but don't know where to start?

Then come along to this session and complete your revalidation in an evening alongside other CILIP members in the Thames Valley.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you can join us virtually! We will also be running the session via Twitter at the same time, so follow @CILIPTV and keep an eye out for #CILIPReval


The workshop will begin with a very short presentation on Revalidation and a demonstration of the CILIP VLE by South East Candidate Support Officer Nicola Beer.

The rest of the time will be self-paced, so you can log your CPD (20 hours over the last twelve months), ask questions and get writing your statements (it’s only 250 words!).

Free Wi-Fi is available but you’ll need to bring your own laptop or other portable devices.

We’ll be tweeting all the key info and if you’re following along online you can ask us questions and most importantly, let us know how you’re getting on and keep each other motivated using the #CILIPReval hashtag.


To ensure the session runs smoothly please do the following prior to the session:

  • Make sure you’re registered for the CILIP website and can access the VLE. Once you’ve accessed the VLE you can register for the Revalidation module. Remember to bring your login with you. Guidance on accessing the VLE is available on the CILIP website.
  • Bring details of the CPD activities that you have completed in the previous 12 months and you would like to log for your Revalidation (the minimum is 20 hours)



Thu, 13th Jul 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Nicola Beer

OCVA Training Suite, The Old Courthouse

Floyds’ Row
OX1 1SS Oxford

United Kingdom


  • The session is free - and there is also no charge to submit your revalidation - you just have to be a CILIP member and up to date with your membership fees.
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          La foto del día en TodoMountainBike: 'La Coscollada'   
La foto del día en TodoMountainBike: 'La Coscollada'

La Coscollada, también conocida como Coscolla de l'Amigó, es la cima más alta del término municipal de Badalona, un municipio de la provincia catalana de Barcelona. La montaña se eleva hasta los 466.3 metros sobre el nivel del mar y hace de límite natural entre las localidades de Badalona y Sant Fost de Campsentelles, con su cima coronada por una torre de vigilancia forestal desde la que se pueden ver los Pirineos, el Montseny, la ciudad de Barcelona, el macizo de Montserrat e incluso, en días muy despejados, la isla de Mallorca. Desde la cima más alta de Badalona, Carlos Gómez nos envía una bonita (y nublada) captura de la torre de vigilancia que corona el lugar.

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          Las Trek Émonda SL, Émonda SLR y Émonda SLR Disc de 2018, al detalle   
Las Trek Émonda SL, Émonda SLR y Émonda SLR Disc de 2018, al detalle

Trek aprovecha el inminente arranque del Tour de Francia 2017 para presentar, completamente actualizada y con versión para frenos de disco también incluida por primera vez en su historia, la nueva gama Émonda de 2018. Tres son los modelos para la temporada entrante, dos de carbono (Émonda SL y Émonda SLR) y uno de aluminio (Émonda ALR), todos ellos con un cuadro rediseñado desde cero para ser más ligero, más rígido y más eficiente que nunca. ¿La disponibilidad? Del tercer trimestre de 2017 en adelante.

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          Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem   
Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem

Tras las dos primeras rondas disputadas en Volterra (Italia) y Columbus (Estados Unidos), la tercera cita de la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator 2017 convirtió las calles de Waregem (en Bélgica) en escenario de otra trepidante carrera urbana sobre bicicletas de montaña. Simon Gegenheimer y Lizzy Witlox se subieron al escalón más alto del podio en la manga final eliminatoria de sus respectivas categorías, con el español Alberto Mingorance ascendiendo hasta el primer puesto de la general masculina tras obtener la cuarta posición en la parada belga. Así fue la Copa del Mundo de Eliminator (XCE) 2017 de Waregem.

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          Desafiando a la muerte: Vittorio Brumotti rodando sobre el puente de Artuby   
Desafiando a la muerte: Vittorio Brumotti rodando sobre el puente de Artuby

El puente de Artuby, también conocido como puente de Chaulière, es un puente situado sobre el río Artuby en la carretera comarcal RD-71 que une las poblaciones de Aiguines y Trigance, en el departamento francés de Var. Construido en hormigón armado entre 1938 y 1940 por la empresa Thorrand et Cie, el puente se compone de un solo arco de 107 metros que se eleva hasta una altura real de 138 metros sobre las gargantas del río Artuby. Hasta este majestuoso puente francés nos desplazamos virtualmente con Vittorio Brumotti para, literalmente, rodar al borde del abismo con el showman italiano.

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          Motores Bosch, batería integrada y multitud de modelos a elegir para la gama Trek Powerfly 2018   
Motores Bosch, batería integrada y multitud de modelos a elegir para la gama Trek Powerfly 2018

Trek renueva (otra vez) para 2018 su gama de bicicletas eléctricas de montaña Powerfly, tanto los modelos rígidos como de doble suspensión, con nuevas soluciones tecnológicas y algún que otro modelo añadido. ¿Las principales novedades? La fiabilidad de los avanzados sistemas de pedaleo asistido Bosch Performance CX Line con el recién estrenado modo automático de asistencia eMTB, la adopción de una batería integrada en el cuadro, y el montaje de componentes específicos para modelos eléctricos, tales como ruedas, horquillas y frenos.

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          Elon Musk teases ‘car pod’ in sneak-peak of LA subterranean highway work (VIDEO)   
Preview For a project only taking up ‘two or three percent’ of his time, updates on The Boring Company’s developing tunnel network have been filling up Elon Musk’s Twitter timeline of late.
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          El dopaje más precoz jamás detectado en la historia del ciclismo: un chaval italiano de solo 14 años   
El dopaje más precoz jamás detectado en la historia del ciclismo: un chaval italiano de solo 14 años

Que el dopaje es una lacra para el deporte no es ningún misterio. Que el ciclismo es una de las disciplinas más castigadas por ello, también. Pero que un joven deportista, un niño de solo 14 años de edad, se convierta en el caso de dopaje más precoz jamás detectado en la historia del ciclismo, va más allá de cualquier duda (o excusa) razonable. Simplemente es incomprensible a la par que imperdonable.

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          Tour de Francia 2017: arranca el espectáculo   
Tour de Francia 2017: arranca el espectáculo

Del 1 al 23 de julio, con arranque en Düsseldorf (Alemania) y gran final en París. Entre medio, 21 emocionantes etapas con un total de 3.521 kilómetros por recorrer. Así se presenta el Tour de Francia 2017, la segunda de las Grandes Vueltas del ciclismo en ruta. ¿Los favoritos de esta edición? El vigente campeón Chris Froome, el australiano Richie Porte, el colombiano Nairo Quintana, el francés Romain Bardet o el español Alberto Contador, entre otros nombres. A modo de apertura, el emotivo teaser oficial del Tour de Francia 2017.

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          Reconociendo el circuito de la Copa del Mundo DHI 2017 de Vallnord con George Brannigan   
Reconociendo el circuito de la Copa del Mundo DHI 2017 de Vallnord con George Brannigan

La Copa del Mundo DHI 2017 llega a las pistas andorranas de Vallnord, un escenario muy conocido para los integrantes del equipo Commencal/Vallnord DH Team. La cuarta cita del campeonato se presenta más disputada que nunca tras tres rondas en las que, tanto en categoría masculina como femenina, tres ganadores diferentes a subido a lo más alto del podio. En el siguiente vídeo, reconociendo el circuito de Vallnord con George Brannigan, corredor del Commencal/Vallnord DH Team.

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          Todo a punto para la Copa del Mundo DHI/XCO 2017 de Vallnord (Andorra)   
Todo a punto para la Copa del Mundo DHI/XCO 2017 de Vallnord (Andorra)

La sexta cita de la Copa del Mundo UCI MTB 2017 (la cuarta ronda en la disciplina de Descenso y la tercera en la de XCO) llega a las pistas andorranas de Vallnord como el primer evento combinado de 2017. Los días 1 y 2 de julio, el pequeño país de los Pirineos, ubicado a medio camino entre Francia y España, acoge la parada más alta de la temporada en un escenario a casi 2.000 metros de altitud, marcando el ecuador de un campeonato en el que se postulan muchos favoritos pero no hay nada decidido.

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          La foto del día en TodoMountainBike: 'Camino del Norte'   
La foto del día en TodoMountainBike: 'Camino del Norte'

El Camino del Norte es el Camino de Santiago que va desde Irún hasta Compostela recorriendo la costa cantábrica hasta Ribadeo, en la entrada a Galicia. Buena parte de este trayecto transcurre por zonas turísticas y combina tramos urbanos con otros de gran belleza natural. Desde uno de los tramos del Camino del Norte, concretamente entre las localidades gallegas de Goiriz y Martiñán, Ramón A. Cristino nos envía una bonita captura del lugar.

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          June 30, 2017 - MemoryWell w/ Jay Newton-Small   
Who'll tell YOUR story? Or your loved one's? Pat chats with journalist Jay Newton-Small who has started a new project to improve care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients! MemoryWell helps put your loved one's story in concise and interesting terms to help caregivers better understand a person's background, their lively past, the music they enjoyed, the places they worked, etc. This results in caregivers better able to care for their charges, it helps the patient retain dignity, and the family members get a wonderful remembrance of their relative's life. Follow Jay on Twitter @jnsmall If you'd like more info on MemoryWell's Kickstarter campaign, find it here:
          Tesla Tease: Musk Talks Model 3 Timing    
With Tesla CEO Elon Musk teasing on his Twitter account that an announcement about the timing of the coming Model 3 sedan will come on Sunday, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins talks how enthusiasm helped push the company's shares to record highs.
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beijos boa noite !

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Boatos... Giovanna Lancellotti fala de Arthur Aguiar...

Correm boatos no TUMBLR , que a atriz Giovanna Lancellotti, que hoje namora o Arthur, deu uma entrevista e em certo momento foi perguntada sobre o que poderia acabar com o namoro dos dois, e ela respodeu: " Ah, o Arthur? Ele beija fraco". Todas as fãs ficaram revoltadas e estão tentando de todas as formas para que isso chegue nos ouvidos do Arthur, alegando ainda que é por isso que nunca gostaram dela.

Só acho que quem fica xingando ou inventando mentiras sobre eles, deveriam colocar na consciência que eles estão namorando sim, e não vai ser por que você não gosta que eles vão acabar.ok!

Sei que eu é LuAr assim como eu, tem que saber que vai ser melhor assim, o que adianta o Arthur namorar a Lua se ele não gosta dela?? iria fazer ela sofrer mais e mais.. então vamos parar de xingar, porque além disse ser uma P%T@ falta de educação, não vai levar a lugar nenhum, só vai fazer com que o Thur se afaste do twitter. e sei que não é isso que vocês querem, né?!! #FicaADica

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          Photos: There's a healthy helping of snow for Yosemite's Fourth of July visitors   
For generations of Californians, especially those from the Bay Area, the Fourth of July is about the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. The Fourth is a lazy float on the Merced River in a rubber raft through Yosemite Valley. It’s hot dogs and a camp fire, chilly nights in a tent, hiking through big trees and up steep climbs. Join the conversation: Follow @SVbizjournal on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook and sign up for our free email newsletters. Sheer cliffs. Waterfalls. Snow in the high…

          Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July Giveaway Hop   

Welcome to Jeepers (It's Christmas) in July blog hop! Sponsored by Aroma Foundry, giving one lucky winner a $25. Gift Code. Hosted by, and co-hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did it. Brought to you by Mom To Grandma! After my entry form you will find many more bloggers with great prizes for you to win, Enjoy and Good Luck!

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          Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic)   
Mint Julep (Non-Alcoholic)

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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          Vitamin Sunday at Potato Head   

I Love Sundays at Potato Head...
Vitamin Sunday with my french a little picnic by the countryside. Me love.


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          The 10 Most Popular Articles Among Recruiters This Week   
In case you need a stimulating read, here’s a great list for you. We took a look at the articles staffing and corporate recruiters shared, liked, and commented on the most on LinkedIn during the last 7 days and posted them below. Here are the top posts for this week: 1. Efforts Increase to Bring Health And Other Benefits to Independent Workers --by Yuki Noguchi 2. How Starbucks, Airbnb, and LinkedIn Are Helping to Develop the Gen Z Workforce -- by Lydia Dishman 3. Ten Things Every Good Recruiter Does Right -- by Liz Ryan 4. Business Etiquette is Changing—and You Need to Follow Suit […]

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          12 Surprisingly Hilarious Moments From Pornhub's Twitter Account   

Of all the porn sites, Pornhub's social media team has far exceeded the rest. Honestly, step up your game xvideos.















          Step Into The Future With These 11 Revolutionary Elon Musk Tweets   

Come, take my hand. Do not fear, I am Elon Musk, and shall unleash your full potential. Together, we shall zip around in tunnels I've bored underground, launch into space and colonize Mars together, and talk about how fucking dope floors are. 

1. Think about it though.

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2. A good question. An even better response.


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3. Here, gaze upon this sloth.



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4. I am capable of much. You are as well, my child.


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5. Desperation leads to the greatest innovation.


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6. Never lose the child within.



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7. The location of which shall never be revealed.


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8. The key ingredient to success, my child.


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9. No further questions.


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10. This "Al Yankovic" may be weird but I, I, am sane.


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11. Thank you to my constituents. Now, we fly.


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          12 Burning Questions That Are Begging for Your Answer   

Choose wisely. Your answers could change the fabric of time itself.



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          “Thousands” of PSN accounts in the UK have been banned because of an issue with PayPal   
Someone done goofed. PlayStation UK’s support account on Twitter has been flooded with complaints after a PayPal issue has resulted in mass account bans. Speaking to Kotaku, an internal source at PayPal divulged that “thousands” of accounts have been affected in the UK. The error has caused PSN user accounts to go into debt, and […]
          Donald Trump Mocks MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski "Bleeding Facelift"   

The US president, Donald Trump will fight "fire with fire", those were the words of Deputy White house press secretary, Sarah Huckabee, after the president went on a Twitter tirade against MSNBC TV host Mika Brzezinski.

Trump tweeted the attack to the Tv host, and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she visited his Mar-la-go resort in Florida. Trump also attacked Brzezinski's co-host, Joe Scarborough, who he said is developing a "dictatorship."


The tweet have generated different backlash from house members, who believes that what Trump had done is beneath the office he holds. Some backlash Trump's tweet got are from;



Clap Back From Mika Brzezinski

The TV host, Mika Brzezinski clapped back at President Trump later this morning with the picture below;


The little hand is referring to the alleged "small hands" used by Marco Rubio to insult Trump during the Republican primary.


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*Preference: Education major or teaching experience,

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          Fully furnished one-room in Deokpo area (near by Silla Univ.)   

Hello everyone. There is bright and clean oneroom availiable for rent. The room is on the 3rd floor, neighbors are good and friendly. There are Emart and Homeplus in 20 minutes by walk, a lot of marts and convinient stores. The room is not big, but is situated on the sunny side. It is clean and has all that you need for life: fridge, cooker, wordrobe, a bed, a desk and shelves, washing machine. The owner is quite flexible, so the key money is only 300,000 Won, and every month payment is also 300,000 Won + all house expenses (gas, elextricity, etc). 

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          Full time and part time job in Kindergarten around Su myun area   

Full time and part time job for kindergarten and elementary.

E2 visa (native speaker) F visa holder ( including F4)

Jun po dong area (subway station)

Every good conditions

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          ASAP, Afterschool jobs, PT, F visa, Incheon, Bucheon, Bupyeong,Magok st   

8. ASAP, PT, F visa, Incheon Nonhyen st, Afterschool, M, W

1. Working Hours: 1pm-5pm

2. Students: Elementary

3. Salary: M to F/ 130,000 won to 150,000 won

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9. ASAP, PT, F visa, Bucheon, Bupyeong,Magok st, Afterschool, Tue, Thurs

1. Working Hours: 1pm-5pm

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3. Salary: M to F/ 130,000 won to 150,000 won

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          ASAP,Sejong city, F4, E2,F6,F5,1 hour from Seoul st, All benefits, 3 JOBS   

6. Sejong city, F4, E2,F6,F5,1 hour from Seoul st, Nice good, all benefits

1. Working Hours: PM 1:30 ~ PM 9:00

2. Students: Elementary

3. Salary: 2.1-2.5 mil

4. Vacation: 10 days + National holidays

5. Severance: the same as one month payment upon completion of 1yr contract

6. Medical insurance and pension: 50% paid by the school

7. Housing- Furnished Studio

8. Air fare- One way ticket

9. Start: July - Aug

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          SMU Summer English Camp   

SMU (SangMyeong University) Summer English Camp / Seoul Club Summer English Camp is looking for experienced teachers to join our fun camp!


Camp Date: Seoul Club July 17 ~ 4 Aug, 2017 / SMU July 24 ~ Aug. 4, 2017

Orientation: July 15 & July 19

Working hour : 08:50 am ~ 6:00 pm

Teaching hour : Mon ~ Fri (9:20 am ~ 4:35 pm)

Location: Seoul Club (Jangchoong-dong, Seoul) / SMU (SangMyeong Univ., Seoul)

Nationality: U.S, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa only

Pay will be dependent on prior experience.


If you are interested, Please send a resume with a photo!


Contact: English camp Manager Azi Kim (010-4940-9412 /

          15Jobs Afterschool,FT,PT, Daejeon Busan Sejong Changwon Suwon Incheon Osan Ilsan   

15 JOBS, ~3mil, Afterschool, Biz Eng, Adult, Full, Part, Daejeon, Changwon, Suwon, Incheon, Osan, Seoul, Busan,Sejong, Bungang, Ilsan

All Areas, We make a difference for an Excellent Service! We provide you with Structured and Progressive Recruiting Service!


We have more than 100 English school clients.

We would be of much help to find good schools that suit you the best.

If qualified & interested in any of these positions, please email at with the following:


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          Hyosung mirage gv250   
I'm selling my hyosung mirage. I have owned this awesome bike for a year and a half, and had some awesome rides. It has taken me to work every day, and on multi day rides out of the city. It is a great bike for people who want to commute and also take in some of the fantastic mountain roads Korea has to offer. This bike is quite agile and very comfortable and fun to ride. The bike runs great and is economical on fuel (cheaper than taking the bus every day) Included with the bike are:    Rear box    Saddle bags    Windshield (for the winter)    Fog lights    Red leds    Phone holder    Phone charger    Helmet Bike is registered with all the necessary paperwork. Looking for 1.5 mil. Open to offers Kakao: richard666
          Oportunidades de negocios con Cuba crean interés en Indiana, EE.UU   
Oportunidades de negocios con Cuba crean interés en Indiana, EE.UU
A través de su cuenta en la red social Twitter, el diplomático compartió imágenes del encuentro en la Cámara de Comercio de la urbe, al…

          Price Drop: Return of the Zombie King   
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Preis: 3,49 € -> 1,09 €
Version: 1.UNLESS
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Mach dich auf eine Reise auf, deine Körperteile wiederzufinden und dir den Thron als König des Landes zurückzuerobern. See what the critics are saying about Zombie King: * Selected as one of Eli Hodapp's Top 10 games of 2016 * * "Return of the Zombie King is a fun and creative twist on the endless runner genre we all know and love." - Touch Tap Play *"Return of the Zombie King is certainly worth some of your time." - PocketGamer Mit: - Mehr als 100 Leveln in 4 Umgebungen - Haufenweise Upgrades, wie den Doppelsprung, Stachelstiefel und ein besserer Hippokampus! - Tolle Pixel-Art und Effekte - Mehr als ein Dutzend Feinde und Hindernisse - Ein Bart Schließe dich dem KOSTENLOSEN Abenteurerclub an, um besondere Cheat-Codes und Geheimnisse in deinen Posteingang zu erhalten: Twitter:
          Constructed Criticism 191: Solution Based Thinking   
This week Spencer and Michael talk about Modern. They go over the format on MTGO and discuss Affinity as the deck of the week. They also discuss having a solution based mindset and how that will make you better at Magic: The Gathering. Twitter @CCMTG Spencer: @spencer13h Michael: @magicmikemtg Join our Facebook group at:… Our...

@maeda51 おはようございます。お疲れさまです。ザーザー本降りの雨です。心は晴れやかに素敵な花金を。

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#今日の星景写真 2017年6月30日


#すばる #金星 #カヤの平 #長野県は宇宙県

— Kouji Ohnishi 大西浩次 (@koujiohnishi) 2017年6月30日 - 07:22

興味深く拝聴♡女性らしい尺八の音色を感じ素敵でした♪邦楽ジョッキー - 今様邦楽ライブ 辻本好美 - - NHK 5週目は、今様邦楽ライブをお送りします。尺八奏者の辻本好美さんをお招きし、トークと演奏、たっぷりとお楽しみ頂きます。…

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『Fifth anniver Sary!!!!!』

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@u_korinko 高度で説明いただき凄いです❣️ありがとうございます☺️

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@maeda51 おはようございます。今朝もどんより梅雨空ですが…心晴れやかに今日も張り切っていきましょうー❣️

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感度:ISO : 1600
露出時間 : 1秒
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— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:27

久しぶりのお月さまにワクワク嬉しかったです‧✩͓̊(ᵕ̴̤‧̮ ॣᵕ̴̤∗)ɞ₎₎☽˟.
2017/06/28 20:25

— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:31

カメラ:EOS Kisss X7
レンズ:EF-S55-250 F4-5.6 IS Ⅱ
感度:ISO : 400
露出時間 : 1/4秒
絞り: F8
撮影モード: 絞り優先

— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:32


— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:35

素敵ですね♡٭*(ृ '꒳' ृ)
2017/06/28 ①20:25 ②20:26

— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:41

カメラ:EOS Kisss X7
レンズ:EF-S55-250 F4-5.6 IS Ⅱ
感度:ISO : 400
露出時間 : ①2秒 ②1秒
絞り: F5.6
撮影モード: マニュアル露出

— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 12:43


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— KAGAYA work (@kagaya_work) 2017年6月29日 - 23:01

@KAGAYA_11949 綺麗なエメラルドグリーンの海に癒されます(*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡素敵な夜をお過ごしくださいませ。美しいお写真をありがとうございます❤️

— Chiemi (@renge_0502) 2017年6月29日 - 23:07
          Finding When Someone Last Ran a DBCC   
  The other day someone on Twitter asked how to find out when or who last ran a DBCC FREEPROCCACHE command on their SQL Server instance. Since this is not an unusual request I figured I would post a few examples of how to find DBCC commands or even many similar commands or events. If you had a regular or Extended Event trace going you could easily look for these types of commands assuming you had the correct events. However there are two ways that I know of to find these using built in default...(read more)
          Fiscalía pide hasta nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla   

acusado. El exfuncionario Teodoro Bonilla cuando llegaba ayer a los tribunales de justicia.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

El Ministerio Público pidió ayer una sentencia condenatoria entre seis y nueve años de prisión para Teodoro Bonilla.

A su vez, la Fiscalía demanda que el exvicepresidente del extinto Consejo de la Judicatura sea inhabilitado de su profesión.

El profesional del derecho es acusado del delito de tráfico de influencias consumado en el denominado caso Shalom.

PenaLa Fiscalía pidió la pena máxima para el exvicepresidente del Consejo de la Judicatura por tráfico de influencias consumado, la cual es entre seis y nueve años de prisión.

El juicio oral incoado contra el exconsejero está por terminar, anoche se suspendió la etapa de conclusiones.

En medio del juicio, Bonilla dijo: “Que me declaren inocente porque siempre lo he sido”.

Para hoy está programado que el juez emita el fallo absolutorio o condenatorio contra el imputado.

El juicio se desarrolla en la sala tres de juicios orales de la Corte Suprema de Justicia.


El vocero de la Misión de Apoyo Contra la Corrupción e Impunidad en Honduras (Maccih), Juan Jiménez Mayor, alabó que la Fiscalía haya solicitado la pena máxima para Bonilla.

“Responsabilidad de Bonilla es grave en tráfico de influencias para liberar a parientes por lavado (de activos).

Gran trabajo de investigación de la Fiscalía”, escribió Jiménez en su cuenta de Twitter.

AmparoDos juezas están vinculadas en el caso.

Delmy López y Liz Núñez se negaron a declarar en el desarrollo del juicio amparadas en el artículo 88 de la Constitución de la República.

También cuestionó que las juezas vinculadas en el caso se presentaran en el juicio, pero no dieran su declaración.

Se trata de las juezas Delmy López y Liz María Núñez, quienes prefirieron quedarse en silencio.


El miércoles, durante el desarrollo del juicio contra Bonilla, salieron a relucir escuchas de llamadas telefónicas, donde él presionaba a las juezas a que favorecieran a sus familiares señalados en el caso Shalom.

También se conoció que el exfuncionario tuvo un amorío con una de las dos juezas.

El vocero de la Maccih manifestó que pruebas de interceptación telefónicas son válidas y suficientes para establecer la responsabilidad.

           Big B completes Thugs Of Hindostan first schedule    
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed the first schedule of the upcoming film Thugs Of Hindostan in Malta. Amitabh on Wednesday took to Twitter to share a picturesque image of the set. Back to base... Travelling now after completion of my first schedule of 'Thugs Of Hindostan', Amitabh tweeted. The 74-year-old took to his blog and wrote: The unit of 'Thugs Of Hindostan' gathers about me in numbers. I wonder what it could be. I think and apprehend some wrong that may have happened. They all stand in silence...I in apprehension...looking about...Then the Director steps out from the largish crew crowd
           Dilip Kumar has influenced Shabanas life    
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says thespian Dilip Kumar has unknowingly influenced her life. Shabana on Tuesday replied to Dilip's Eid Mubarak message on Twitter and wrote: Eid Mubarak. Yusuf Saab. Hardly a day goes by when I don't marvel at how unknowingly you have had an influence on my life. The 94-year-old actor, who made his acting debut with Jwar Bhata in 1944, was born as Muhammad Yusuf Khan. He later adopted the screen name Dilip Kumar. Dilip Kumar was last seen on the big screen in the film Qila in 1998. He was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in
          Why does the USG need to worry about voting machines getting hacked? Trump is going to be our final president. ¯\_(…   

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          Hey @realDonaldTrump, you know your health care bill will still kill people. Also: does Putin ever make you breakfa…   

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          And THEN, you can sink your gums into a big steak and see how much meat gets in your belly. Yes, I'm saying your th…   

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          @mbholmes26 Nah, this isn't an abyss-like feeling. More just like I have a big day tomorrow & am nervous about it.…   

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          This is a very valid theory. :/   

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           Preity Zinta excited about womens safety project    
Actress Preity Zinta says she is excited for her new beginnings on executing her women's safety project. The actress took to Twitter on Tuesday and said that she is in Pune for the project. Nice to be in Pune and even better to take the first major step towards executing my women's safety project. So excited. Ting. New beginnings, Preity tweeted. Earlier this week, the 42-year-old actress announced that she is coming up with her own make-up line. During a Twitter chat, when a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like to
          Gotta love those #Republicans... Read more: #comics #webcomics   

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          Gotta love those #Republicans... Read more: #comics #webcomics   

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          What's nice about this is that @realDonaldTrump is wrong about most things. So, bet on this bill to bomb.   

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          @MelanieKnight76 The @ThePete you are trying to reach is not available at this username. Please check the username…   

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          RT @benzirk: would be a shame if something happened to it   

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          Must disagree. I hate Facebook & Zuckerdouche, but Trump is an unhinged child. Z can speak in complete sentences. (…   

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          Yaaaaaassss!! And get LOUD, passionate, engaging, but most of all LOUD. Dems are competing against loud mouth liars…   

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          #HellerVoteNo #HellAlwaysVoteNoAgainstRepublicanInterests! They did the same against Obama & Dems for 8 years. Se…   

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          @mike_pence Like that time #MitchMcConnell said this? (You hypocrite.)   

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          Twisdom from JoeDunman, June 30, 2017 at 08:37AM   

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          @realDonaldTrump Here is your shot to one-up Obama! Go get those Russian meddlers, tough guy! Also, since you admit…   

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          I grew up a white kid in suburbia & I know this. Can only imagine what kids of color go thru but cops always messed…   

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          RT @malsaafin: This is real: McDonalds in Saudi Arabia tweets allegiance to the new Saudi heir   

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          And here I thought #Republicans were against the redistribution of wealth! Guess it's ok when it's redistributed in…   

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          Hipster Cat Problems, this week on #BallpointAdventures. Read more: #comics #webcomics   

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          Hipster Cat Problems, this week on #BallpointAdventures. Read more: #comics #webcomics   

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          RT @AynRandPaulRyan: .@GeorgeTakei shared this video about Trump blocking folks on Twitter.😂 cc: @joepabike   

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          I am shocked! SHOCKED to learn of Republican obstructionism!   

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          RT @tedlieu: Let's be very clear: @realDonaldTrump is flat out LYING when he says Russian interference was a hoax.   

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          @OperaKitty That's not what I call "decent healthcare" then. America needs a better system to provide healthcare th…   

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          Woman goes in swamp to retrieve club, hilarity ensues   

Look. We’re not going to even pretend that this video is anything other than a momentary diversion from the grind of your lives. Enjoy.

The scene: Le Golf National outside Paris, site of the HNA French Open. The problem: a putter is floating in the muck near one green. (How does a putter float? The grip … apparently.) The hero: a woman, apparently the mother of player Haotong Li. Our intrepid hero wades into the water — spoiler, a gator doesn’t get her, but we understand why you’d assume that might happen — and, well … let’s just say that not everything works out the way you’d expect.

The moral of the story? What’s in the water belongs in the water.

Not advisable. (Screenshot)
Not advisable. (Screenshot)

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          My Italian Summer Bucket List   
Schooooools out for summer! Yes that's right. 8th of June was officially the last school day here in Italy, where the kids have about 3 months worth of summer holidays. Hugely exagerated if you ask me. Just bare minimum if you ask my son. Either way, that time needs to be at least partially filled if you don't want to go bonkers, as my son isn't yet of the age that he would rather be left alone by his parents.

This year, as one of my resolutions/wishes was to travel and experience more, I wanted to be better prepared in regards to what places to go to, where to visit, during the summer months instead of having to scramble for something last minute, which often resulted in a rut style "meh okay, it's late already let's go to our usual place".

Here are some places  that I would love to see this summer. Many of them I haven't yet been to, even tho I moved here some oh my gosh 13 years ago. It's about time, yes?

My Italian Summer Travel Bucket List

Lago d'Endine

Lago Moro
via my post Lago Moro

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Parco delle Cascate


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San Martino di Battaglia

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A bucket list for Germany is in the works ... as soon as we get back from our beach holidays.

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          Young Thug to donate proceeds from NYC Terminal 5 show to Planned Parenthood   

The gig took place last night. Young Thug has pledged to donate proceeds from his show at NYC’s Terminal 5 last night to Planned Parenthood. “I was a teenage parent,” the JEFFREY rapper wrote on Twitter earlier this morning (June 3), adding: “Planned+unplanned parenthood is beautiful.” Young Thug dropped his “singing album”, Beautiful Thugger Girls, earlier this […]

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          En búsqueda del sentido   

Una vida si propósito es una vida sin felicidad, afirma La Mère en su escrito sobre Educación[1]. Tengan un propósito. Y recuerden que de la calidad de ese propósito dependerá la calidad de sus vidas. Que vuestro propósito sea elevado, generoso, desinteresado;  de esa manera sus vidas serán  preciosas para ustedes mismos y para los otros. 

Esta es la invitación de Marc De La Ménardière y Nathanaël Coste, realizadores de la película, “sin productor, ni conservantes” En búsqueda del sentido. Este experimento colaborativo, que recorrió desde la India hasta Guatemala, se inicia cuando estos dos amigos que  han vivido en orillas distintas, sienten la necesidad de hacer  un alto en el camino y reflexionar sobre cómo funciona el mundo, la relación con la naturaleza y la finalidad de la vida.

A partir de diálogos y entrevistas con biólogos, activistas, filósofos, indígenas, científicos indagan y buscan respuestas sobre los desafíos que tenemos como sociedad, como humanidad. Vandana Shiva, Doctora en física cuántica y Premio Nobel Alternativo, Satish Kumar, fundador de la Universidad Shumacher, Pierre Rabhi autor del libro Hacia la Sobriedad Feliz, Rabhi Frédéric Lenoir, filósofo y sociólogo, José Luis Tenoch curandero, Marzo Quetzal, la profesora de yoga Chaty Secaira, Trinh Xuan Thuan, astrofísico autor del libro Le Cosmos et le Lotus, Cassandra Viethen directora del Institute of Noetic Sciences, Bruce Lipton, biólogo molecular autor del libro La biología de la creencia y Jules Dervaes, Jardinero urbano de los Angeles comparten sus reflexiones y responden las preguntas de Marc.

Para destacar la forma innovadora como se logró la realización de la película, gracias a la participación, compromiso y aportes de 963 suscriptores y benefactores. Novedosa también la invitación que hacen a difundir la película y organizar presentaciones. Una de estas invitaciones es a los docentes para que promuevan espacios de reflexión con “aquellos que construirán el mundo del mañana”. Las cifras de esta aventura son interesantes: 4837 proyecciones, 525 socios, 1800 embajadores, 45 países y 21 idiomas.

Podemos o no estar de acuerdo con los planteamientos, afirmaciones, enfoques, conclusiones y recomendaciones que exponen los diferentes interlocutores, pero los animo a verla, deliberar, reflexionar y difundirla.


Información extraída de la película En búsqueda del sentido.

[1] Education. Sri Aurobindo Asharam Trust 1981-2008.Pondichéry.

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          Sense8 tendrá un episodio de conclusión el próximo año   

Hace unas semanas que Netflix anunció la cancelación de su serie Sense8 tras la segunda temporada, de manera abrupta e inesperada. Los seguidores de este título iniciaron una campaña de protesta y la plataforma de pago ha reaccionado a ella… así lo confirma Lana Wachowski a través de Twitter: “De manera improbable e imprevisible, vuestro amor ...

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          Nationals SS Trea Turner Placed on 10-Day DL with Hand Injury   

One day after fracturing his right wrist after being hit by a pitch, Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has been placed on the disabled list.

Per WTOP's George Wallace, the Nationals called up infielder Adrian Sanchez after Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday. 

Turner was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop in the bottom of the seventh inning. He remained in the game for the eighth inning before being taken out in the top of the ninth. 

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reported there is no timetable for Turner's return to the Nationals. 

With Turner unavailable, the Nationals will likely use Stephen Drew as their primary shortstop. They also have Sanchez in the mix, with Anthony Rendon as a potential emergency option. 

In 68 games this season, Turner leads Major League Baseball with 35 stolen bases and is hitting .279/.324/.422. 

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          The Resurgence of Matt Kemp: How He Went from $160M Bust to Potential All-Star   

ATLANTA — On a late afternoon in June, Matt Kemp settles into the right-handed batter's box at SunTrust Park to take his cuts.

The first few pitches tossed his way during batting practice end up sprinkled in the outfield grass. Then the power from the 6'4" Braves left fielder starts to show. Shots from his bat sail over the outfield wall. One flies over to the right of the 400-foot sign in right-center. Another lands in the Braves bullpen.

His swings, like his demeanor, are relaxed.

He looks comfortable. Happy. Free to be himself and free of distraction.

At 32, Kemp is having his best season since 2011, when he was 26 and playing for the Dodgers. He's hitting .309 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI—numbers that have him in the running for a starting spot in the All-Star Game. He's reminding baseball fans of the player who nearly won the National League triple crown in '11, when he led the league with 39 home runs and 126 RBI, finished third with a .324 average and also stole 40 bases.

Back then, it seemed like he would be a Dodger and a superstar for life.

But life beyond baseball was swirling around him.

There was the tabloid fodder—like dating Rihanna in 2010. There was the expectations-setting eight-year, $160 million contract extension. There were the injuries. And then there was the trade to San Diego. The weight gain. Then a second trade, this time to the Braves, and chatter about his San Diego mansion not selling at auction. He admitted in a post on the Players' Tribune that he had "let a big contract, the Hollywood lifestyle, injuries and bad relationships" get to him, which earned him a "reputation for being selfish, lazy and a bad teammate."

He was trending dangerously toward another label: bust.

But not so fast. Kemp's story wasn't finished. Not yet.

His resurgence in Atlanta—and his jaw-dropping transformation in the offseason—is eliminating any inkling of those perceptions. He's hitting. He's healthy. By all appearances, he's having fun.

And the Braves organization loves him.

"He is one of our leaders," manager Brian Snitker says. "He is a guy in the clubhouse that people respect. … He's just a great guy to have around."

The difference?

It's simple, Kemp says. He was hurt then. He's not now.

"It was just very frustrating," Kemp says. "It wasn't fun because sometimes I wasn't getting the results that I wanted. I was working hard and doing what I needed to do.

"It's hard to overcome injuries. It takes time, and once you get past those injuries, then you start to become more successful again, and the confidence level comes up, and you get that swag that you once had.

"It'd be tough to hear some of the things that might have been said, like, 'He lost it.' I didn't lose it. With injuries and things like that, it's not easy."

Kemp is in the Braves clubhouse, comfortably settled in a soft black leather chair as some teammates nearby shoot pool. Conversations surrounding him provide a pleasant hum.

He looks laid-back, wearing a black T-shirt that reads "EQUALITY" on the front and "42" on the back, in homage to Jackie Robinson.

The topic of conversation is recent incidents of racism in sports. Seventy years after Robinson broke the baseball color barrier, it remains one of the game's constants. The hate comes in various forms. Trolling on social media. Screaming obscenities from the stands. A fan in May uttered the N-word and threw a bag of peanuts at Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Racism isn't exclusive to MLB in the realm of sports. Someone painted the N-word on a gate at LeBron James' Los Angeles home before the 2017 NBA Finals started, according to the L.A. police.

Kemp acknowledges fans have spewed hate toward him dating back to his days in the minor leagues. He declines to name the cities where it occurred, "but it definitely happens, for sure," he says.

"That's not new to me or to LeBron or to Adam," Kemp says. "It's something that you've got to deal with all the time. Like LeBron said, it doesn't matter how much people admire you, how much money you have, how famous you are. Racism is still alive. It's sad. It's disappointing. I guess it's something that I guess we have to deal with. It's tough to deal with, but it's sad."

He didn't pay attention to things like that when he was younger. Maybe it didn't exist because all he was doing was playing ball and wasn't yet famous. Maybe he just didn't recognize it. He's not sure.

"But when you get older you start to realize, like, 'Dang. They just really said that,'" Kemp says. "It's kind of crazy."

Growing up in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Kemp and his cousins were "pretty much" the only African-Americans on his teams, he says. A two-sport athlete, his basketball teammates teased him for playing baseball—"What are you doing? Why do you have the cleats and a glove? You play basketball," he recalls them saying—as football and hoops were more popular where he lived.

"[My friends] never came to games," Kemp says. "They didn't know how good I was. They didn't know that the scouts were coming to see me play."

He's shown a photo of himself from his childhood.

He says he's not sure how old he was, but the picture depicts him holding a bat and taking a mighty cut—"I don't know if I was swatting flies. Hopefully I don't swing at pitches like that now," he wisecracks—with a look of determination on his young face, long before the glitz and the glamour ever entered his life.

"You look at a picture like that, and that's like—that's me as a kid dreaming about playing baseball, and now I'm living that dream," Kemp says. "Not a lot of people can say they're living their dream."

Kemp grew up in a single-parent household, with his mom, Judy Henderson, a nurse. Even though Atlanta is more than 800 miles away, it was easy for him and a cousin to get hooked on the Braves, whose games were broadcast on TBS.

"We, like, lived for the Braves," Kemp says. "We'd come home after school, turn on the TV and watch the Braves play baseball games. It was the best thing in the world."

The dream became tangible in 2003, when the Dodgers drafted Kemp in the sixth round out of high school. Three years later, he was playing at Dodger Stadium. The lights seem to shine brighter in Hollywood, and he showed signs of becoming a budding superstar in 2009, when he hit .297 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI and won his first Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His marquee season was in 2011. He finished second to Ryan Braun in the MVP race, but after Braun's subsequent PED admission, many think Kemp should have received the award. As a consolation prize, he did win his second Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards that year.

Life was fast-paced. He ascended the fashion ladder, seen as one of the best-dressed players in baseball. Paparazzi surrounded him when he dated Rihanna in 2010. His average dipped to .249 that season, but he still hit 28 home runs.

Fast forward to seven years later in Atlanta, with a reporter trying to tiptoe around the Rihanna question with Kemp. It elicits a laugh from him.

"I think that life. That's just part of L.A.," Kemp says. "You're in an industry where you meet famous people. You have famous friends. That's just part of being in L.A. I mean, that took a little getting used to, but the injuries were something I was never used to. That was harder on me that anything."

The injuries. There were many of them. A snapshot:

Kemp had two stints on the disabled list for hamstring injuries in 2012. The first one ended his streak of 399 consecutive games, which at the time was the longest streak by an active player. In late August, he injured his left shoulder after crashing into a wall at Coors Field, but he continued to play. In the offseason, Kemp underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum and damage to his rotator cuff. Doctors told him not to swing a bat until January.

Kemp made trips to the DL in 2013 for a right hamstring strain and joint inflammation in the surgically repaired shoulder. His return to the lineup that July lasted for one game, as he suffered a left ankle injury when sliding into home plate, a play in which Kemp later said he wasn't running hard. He headed back to the DL.

Kemp returned in mid-September, but it was a short stay. He missed a game later in the month because of soreness in his left ankle and was ruled was out for the playoffs. Kemp had a minor surgical procedure to clean up his left shoulder and also underwent microfracture surgery on the ankle. He ultimately played just 73 games in 2013, and he would start the 2014 season on the disabled list.

Through it all, the low point was suffering the ankle injury and eventually needing surgery, Kemp says.

"My shoulder was tough, but I think the ankle was the toughest because I was used to being a speed guy, stealing bases," he says. "Now it's not as easy to do that because my ankle doesn't allow me to be as fast as I once was. But I've just got to deal with it."

In 2014, his last season with Los Angeles, then-manager Don Mattingly moved Kemp out of center field, first putting him at left and then later in right. After the season, the Dodgers traded him to San Diego. While he put up solid numbers (.265 with 23 home runs and 100 RBI in 2015, and .268 with 35 HRs and 108 RBI in 2016), he was a guy with a lengthy injury history and a huge paycheck playing for a bad team.

His mammoth 2011 campaign continued to get further away in the rearview mirror.

2011 was also the year when Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was a rookie, first met Kemp.

"He was on another level," Freeman recalls. "Every time he got up to the plate, I was like, 'Oh no, here it comes.'"

Through a mutual friend, Melvin Upton Jr., who played for both the Braves (2013-14) and the Padres (2015 through part of 2016), Freeman and Kemp hung out a couple of times. Since Kemp arrived in Atlanta, he and Freeman have grown close. Freeman calls Kemp's personality "infectious."

"It's a great personality," Freeman says. "He draws people to him, and you just want to be around him. Every day, obviously when I'm healthy, we would go get our Starbucks together, we go out to the field together, we do pretty much everything together. ...

"He wants to win. He works hard every single day, and that rubs off on other people."

Kemp's intensity is visible. But so is the joy, which he credits to his teammate and friend.

"Honestly, you know who has a lot to do with that is Freddie," Kemp says. "I've played with a lot of guys that like to have fun and joke around, but he's just one guy that—I honestly never see him, like, mad."

The chemistry worked in the lineup, too. In the 56 games he played with the Braves in 2016, Kemp hit .280 with 12 home runs and had an OPS of .855.

"It was great," Snitker says. "You get a guy, a middle-of-the-order lineup guy like that, he was a welcome addition. It lengthened our lineup, kind of broke up all the left-handers we had going."

With Kemp on the team, opponents could no longer "pick and choose" who they pitched to. "He legitimized what we had going on," Snitker says.

But not all was perfect. At the end of the 2016 season, Kemp wasn't always finishing games, playing seven innings before being replaced for defensive reasons in left field.

"Every time that happened to him, he'd come up to me in the dugout and say, 'This is embarrassing. I don't want this to happen anymore,'" Freeman says.

Heading into the offseason, Kemp was healthy, which hadn't happened often in the last few years. He took advantage of it and got to work, saying there were "no limits."

When asked what was the catalyst for change, Kemp all but shrugged it off.

"I haven't really had too many offseasons where I didn't have to rehab anything," Kemp says. "That's a big difference. You know, if you go into an offseason hurt and you have to rehab the whole offseason, that's just very frustrating. I was pretty much able to work out and do whatever it is I wanted to do."

Snitker says Kemp told the team at the end of the 2016 season, "You're going to see a new me when I get here."

"And he did," Snitker says. "Obviously, he was very dedicated to that and worked his tail off. It was real refreshing when you came in and saw the guy's dedication to what we're trying to do, so it was really good to see, and it told you a lot about the person."

Freeman got updates from Kemp during the offseason—sometimes in mid-workout.

"I got FaceTimed every week...usually when he was on the elliptical," Freeman says. "He was doing two-a-days. He would do lifting in the morning, and he would come back and do conditioning later in the day."

When Freeman was with his wife in Bal Harbour, Florida, celebrating their anniversary, he ran into Kemp. The change was already noticeable.

"You could tell after a month-and-a-half, he was already looking different," Freeman says. "People were asking me what was he looking like, and I wouldn't tell them. I said, 'You guys can just find out for yourself,' and he came to spring training obviously so much better. I think he had lost like 25 pounds."

Kemp's work continued through spring training and into the season, and the results are evident in his numbers. He started the season 8-for-16 with four doubles and two home runs in his first four games. He made a brief trip to the 10-day DL for a tight right hamstring in April, and he missed one game in June with left hamstring tightness. Aside from that, he has picked up where he left off. On April 29 at Milwaukee, he became the first Brave to hit three home runs in a game since Mark Teixeira did it in 2008. He hit his 250th career home run on May 31.

Kemp says there's been no change in approach. It's just a byproduct of being healthy and putting in the effort.

"He was first there, last to leave, was very consistent in all his workouts, and he was always out there doing his drills, in the weight room, workout room, practices, everything," Snitker says of Kemp's spring training work. "It was really good to see—and even now. I mean, the guy shows up to play every day. That's the thing. He's signed on to play the games, so he is a guy you can depend on every day. You know he's going to be there for you."

The house in San Diego hasn't sold yet, and Kemp doesn't know if there will be another auction. These days, his home base is in Prosper, Texas, about three hours away from Midwest City.

How long he stays in Atlanta remains to be seen. Despite his production, the Braves are under .500 and are struggling to keep pace with the Nationals in the NL East. Could Kemp get dealt for a third time? Speculation is slowly heating up, with Bob Nightingale of USA Today mentioning him as one of the top 25 players who could switch teams this summer.

But even as the team rebuilds, Kemp is a good fit in Atlanta. He helped protect the Braves' cornerstone, Freeman, in the lineup—before Freeman fractured his wrist in May—and his teammates are thankful he's there.

"It's nice to be able to have a guy like him—and Freddie and some of the other guys—but he's kind of my big brother," shortstop Dansby Swanson says. "I feel like he's always got my back. He kind of, like, protects me. ... He'll take me out to dinner when we're on the road and kind of just gives you that family thing. We've been able to hit it off really well, and I feel like I can go to him and trust him with a lot of things. So he's special to have around, and I am definitely very, very grateful to have him."

Will this get rid of the critics? Even if it doesn't, Freeman doesn't think that factors into Kemp's mindset.

"We play in a game of what-have-you-done-for-me-now, and the thing is last year people said he wasn't very good, but he had 35 home runs and [close to] 110 RBI," Freeman says. "That doesn't happen. He's a superstar. He's been a superstar his whole career.

"After his 2011 year, he had shoulder surgery and he dealt with hamstring problems. It's hard to compete at a high level when you're not feeling good every day. ... I don't think he's trying to put away what people are saying; he was just doing him. And if it comes along the way that it shuts people up in the process…"

Freeman pauses, and then says, "But that's not his ultimate goal.

"He's here trying to win and get back to the playoffs because he hasn't been there in a few years either, just like I haven't. That's his main goal. It's not about shutting people up, and people can say whatever they want about him, me...that just comes with the territory.  If we go 0-for-4, then they say we should be benched and stuff like that, but if we get two hits the next day, we're the greatest people ever. That just comes with it.

"But he's not trying to do that. He's just trying to do his job and help win games."

There's another element as well, and it's visible when Kemp's megawatt smile is caught on TV broadcasts. He's having fun, reminiscent to children who are playing simply for the love of the game.

"I've been playing baseball since I was four years old," Kemp says. "It's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be super-duper serious. I mean, you get serious at times, and of course you get competitive and you want to win, but I think a lot of people forget about having fun."


Jill Martin is a sports news editor for CNN. Follow her on Twitter: @ByJillMartin.

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          Trea Turner Suffers Broken Wrist, Has No Timetable to Return from Injury   

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner suffered a broken wrist during Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs

Per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, Turner broke his right wrist, and an official timetable for his return has not been determined. 

The 23-year-old left the game in the ninth inning after being hit by a pitch by Cubs reliever Pedro Strop in the bottom of the seventh. 

Turner had a breakout rookie season for the Nationals in 2016. He finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .342/.370/.567 with 13 homers and 33 stolen bases in 73 games. 

His offensive numbers have dipped this season, as he had a .277/.318/.421 slash line in 67 games entering Thursday, though he does lead Major League Baseball with 35 stolen bases. 

Injuries have decimated the top of Washington's batting order this season. Adam Eaton tore his ACL in April and is out for the rest of the year. 

With Turner sidelined for the foreseeable future, Stephen Drew will likely be given the first shot at the everyday shortstop job in Washington.

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          Bartolo Colon, Mets Reunion Reportedly Under Consideration   

The New York Mets will consider a reunion with veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon, but they're skeptical of his struggles this season, per Anthony DiComo of 

The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday they'd be designating 44-year-old for assignment after he produced a cringeworthy 8.14 ERA in 13 starts this season.

Colon spent the past three years with the Mets, producing a 44-34 record with a 3.90 ERA. He showed impressive consistency while throwing over 190 innings per year, winning at least 14 games each season.

He even earned his fourth All-Star nod last year while producing a 3.43 ERA. He's also a former Cy Young award winner, having taken home the prize in 2005 with the Los Angeles Angels.

Limited room in the Mets rotation caused him to sign with the Braves in the offseason on a one-year, $12.5 million deal. However, he struggled mightily with his new team, allowing six or more runs in each of his last four starts.

Meanwhile, New York suddenly has a need for starting pitching with 80 percent of its opening day rotation on the disabled list, including stars Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey.

Although the club entered Thursday with a 35-42 record and is unlikely to give up much for a new starting pitcher, Colon could be the perfect fit.

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          Bartolo Colon Designated for Assignment by Atlanta Braves   

The Atlanta Braves have designated starting pitcher Bartolo Colon for assignment on Thursday. 

The Braves announced Colon was designated for assignment and Rex Brothers was called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

The move comes one day after Colon returned from the disabled list and started against the San Diego Padres. He lasted just four innings in his first game since June 5, giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks. 

The 44-year-old Colon has struggled all season for the Braves with an 8.14 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 63 innings. 

The Braves signed Colon to a one-year deal in the offseason. He spent the previous three seasons with the New York Mets and has played 20 MLB seasons with nine different teams. 

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          Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits   
NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings ... but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies. Luckily for you, our NetSquared leaders are super creative when planning their #Tech4Good events. "Meetings" come in diverse and innovative formats like Mississauga, Canada's Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo; Pangani, Tanzania's Social Media Surgery ; and Birmingham, United Kingdom's Summer Tech for Good Social in a local pub. Join us at your local group. It will be fun — we promise! Find your closest NetSquared group Upcoming Tech for Good Events This roundup of face-to-face nonprofit tech events includes meetups from NetSquared , NTEN's Tech Clubs , and other awesome organizations. If you're holding monthly events gathering the #nptech community, let me know , and I'll include you in the next community calendar. Or, apply today to start your own NetSquared group. Africa The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in Africa and Middle East Asia and Pacific Rim Europe and United Kingdom Central and South America ## North America ## Africa ## Europe ## Asia and Pacific Rim --> North America Monday, July 3, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Wednesday, July 5, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Thursday, July 6, 2017 San Francisco, California: Tech for Good Monthly Mixer Friday, July 07, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Tips and Tools to Doll Up Your Data | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Naples, Florida: How to use Technology to Communicate and Manage Volunteers Vancouver, British Columbia: Full Spectrum Civic Engagement Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Boston, Massachusetts: Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: Nonprofit Organizations, Civic Data, and Civic Faith Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix: QuickBooks Made Easy Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Los Angeles, California: Summer Social Phoenix, Arizona: Data Management: What Nonprofits Need to Know San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Monday, July 17, 2017 Kitchener, Ontario: Mail Management Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Greensburg, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Westmoreland Marietta, Georgia: Easy SEO Fixes for Your Nonprofit Jasper, Indiana: Social Media Wednesday, July 19, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Portland, Oregon: QuickBooks Made Easy Thursday, July 20, 2017 Seattle, Washington: QuickBooks Made Easy Friday, July 21, 2017 San Francisco, California: Mobile Apps for Change Demo Day at the Salvation Army Monday, July 24, 2017 Nanaimo, British Columbia: "Free Money" (Microsoft Volume Licensing and Google for Nonprofits) Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Buffalo, New York: Why Nonprofits Should Use TechSoup and NetSquared Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Friday, July 28, 2017 Seattle, Washington: Roundtable for New Nonprofit Executives Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Naples, Florida: Tech4Good SWFL Meeting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Bagels and Bytes — Allegheny Wednesday, August 2, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Phoenix, Arizona: Defining and Targeting Your Audience: Marketing for Nonprofits Thursday, August 3, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter Monday, August 7, 2017 Mississauga, Ontario: Geek Talk — Coffee and Convo Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum Ottawa, Ontario: Review Progress on Data Analysis Projects Wednesday, August 9, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Los Angeles, California: Web Accessibility: Designing Inclusive User Experiences Friday, August 11, 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota: Optimizing Your Communications for Mobile | Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (Free) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: The Internet of Things: You Only Live Twice? Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Houston, Texas: Net2Houston Refresh! Wednesday, August 23, 2017 San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night Asia and Pacific Rim Saturday, July 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: Strategy of Data Collection for Nonprofits Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia: YouTube for Nonprofits Africa and Middle East Saturday, July 1, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Monday, July 3, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanon's Digital Big Bang — An AltCity Info Session Friday, July 7, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, July 14, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 15, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 21, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 22, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, July 28, 2017 Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Creating Apps and Other Tech Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: WhatsApp for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Sunday, July 30, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Friday, August 4, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Saturday, August 5, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Bamenda, Cameroon: How to Create Digital Stories Friday, August 11, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 12, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 18, 2017 Mukono, Uganda Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 19, 2017 Bunda, Tanzania: Microsoft Cloud Computing Friday, August 25, 2017 Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary Saturday, August 26, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Monthly Meeting of Local Members Sunday, August 27, 2017 Pangani, Tanzania: Social Media Surgery: Instagram for Farmers and Livestock Keepers Europe and United Kingdom Saturday, July 1, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2017 Monday, July 3, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Leith Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Saint-Étienne , France: Rencontres Professionnelles du Logiciel Libre Monday, July 10, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Data Analysis for Nonprofits Tuesday, July 11, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: User Research and Service Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Tech for Good — Law and Justice Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Bath, United Kingdom: Design for All — Technology for Everyone, Accessibility, and User Experience Thursday, July 20, 2017 Milngavie, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Milngavie Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Dublin, Ireland: Design Thinking For Good: IBM Health Corps Tuesday, August 1, 2017 West Bridgford, United Kingdom: Organisation Design — Lunch and Learn for Nottinghamshire County Council Staff Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Cambridge, United Kingdom: Social Media Surgery — Hands-on Help with Social Media Monday, August 14, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom: Summer Tech for Good Social Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Paudex, Switzerland: 2. Objets Connectés — IoT Renens, Switzerland: OpenLab: Visite du Fablab de Renens Thursday, August 31, 2017 Edinburgh, United Kingdom: One Digital Meetup Edinburgh Image : Michele Mateus / CC BY Siobhan Aspinall with Umbrella at The Digital Nonprofit 201 : Elijah van der Giessen via Michele Mateus / CC BY-NC 2.0 --> spanhidden
          June 2017 Sew Sampler Un-boxing   

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Hi friends! I just received my June Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler box and I thought it would be fun to do another un-boxing video for you! So let’s see what’s inside this month’s box of goodies shall we? The boxes are $24.95/month (plus shipping) and this month’s box has a value of $65.88. Watch my June 2017 Sew Sampler…

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          Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Literature Unit Study   

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Hi friends, I have a new elementary level literature unit for you! Today’s release is the new literature unit for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, a classic story written by Kate Douglas Wiggin. The literature unit comes with chapter by chapter comprehension questions as well as a teacher answer key for each chapter along with lapbook units and several reports. –>…

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          Entering Contest of Champions: Punisher 2099   

Bullets and blades blast and slice across Battlerealm as Jake Gallows, the Punisher of 2099, brute forces his way into “Marvel Contest of Champions” as the game’s 100th character.

We talked to Kabam Art Director Gabriel Frizzera and Character Designer Simon Cameron about what makes this particular Punisher tick like a time bomb. I gotta ask, how much effort does it take for The Collector to reach through the past and future to snatch up a specimen?

Gabriel Frizzera: The Punisher 2099 was captured in the original batch of Champions for The Contest. But it wasn’t necessary for Collector to reach through time, since Jake Gallows had travelled back to the 21st century to execute Carnage, as part of an initiative by the future Hydra regime to punish criminals in different timelines. They’re very proactive at the Secret Empire— they won’t let small things like the space-time continuum get in the way of their punishment! And what makes Jake Gallows so special that he gets to fight it out in The Contest?

Gabriel Frizzera: Gallows was one of the characters Marvel allowed us to redesign for the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS comic book, and appeared briefly in the last issue—before being quickly dispatched by Frank Castle. We had plans to put him in the game for a while, and when the opportunity to do a Secret Empire tie-in came about, we decided to have him as the villain. Turns out he’s also our 100th playable character, so it worked out great that he’s one of our original designs! 100 characters is a super cool milestone, and outside of Angela, this may be my favorite looking combatant in “Contest of Champions.” Seriously, this Punisher looks absolutely awesome! What can you tell us about his design?

Gabriel Frizzera: We are fond of his ‘90s garish outfit and gadgets, but we wanted to push him to look more like a “futuristic shock-police on steroids.” The central piece of the design is the chest skull made of knives and guns—which teleport into his hands; not a second to spare in the future. His whole arsenal is white to contrast with the black and red suit, but also to speak to the nature of 2099’s technology: all weapons would be freshly formed and reconfigured on the spot by nanotechnology. His original concept had way more weapons—like mag-blades on his arms and an electro-baton—and a tactical helmet, which ended up having to be cut for memory reasons. But we kept his bad-ass disintegrating gun and “Grenazers”! Aside from his bad ass new look, what sets him apart from Frank Castle?

Gabriel Frizzera: We joke in the office that Jake Gallows makes Frank Castle look like a soft-hearted hippie! We had a lot of fun writing the contrast between the two, the same way other writers love to contrast Frank Castle among more “straight” heroes like Captain America. In the story, when placed between Jake Gallows’ and Steve Rogers’ radically different views of justice, Frank Castle is forced to admit he might be a bit closer to Cap than the fanatic Punisher 2099. It was fun for me to write dialogue where Gallows calls Castle a “half-measure,” the same way Castle called Matt Murdock [“Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix]. That shows how far Punisher 2099 has strayed into villainous territory. Tell me a little about Punisher 2099’s abilities…

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 gets much of his strength from his Nano-Tech, which is powered by the Nano-Tech Battery. This charge builds over time, and his Special 1 gives him an Overcharge Passive effect, giving him additional Nano-Tech charge for a few seconds. This charge is spent by a number of automatically triggered effects—things like: Triggering a Heal Block on an Opponent when they trigger a Regeneration Buff, Draining the Charge to Regenerate Punisher 2099 if his Health drops below a threshold, or adding a Stun effect to his Heavy Attack. He also enters an Overdrive mode if his Charge reaches 100%. This drains his Charge over time, but grants him additional Attack, and reduces the amount of Power his Opponent gains when they’re struck by Punisher’s attacks. And what’s Retribution 2099 all about?

Simon Cameron: Retribution 2099 is Punisher’s Signature Ability. It lets him start the fight with his Nano-Tech Battery partially charged; it also adds a new automatically triggered effect to spend his Nano-Tech Charge on. This ability triggers when his opponent hits full power, draining a small amount of it, and power locking them for a couple seconds. It’s a little like a Special 3 get out of jail free card. And when can we hope to bring the Punisher’s weapon mastery to bear on the bad guys?

Simon Cameron: Punisher 2099 opens fire on The Contest June 29!

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          Marketing & Comics with the Women of Marvel!   

Join host Judy Stephens & Christina Harrington as they welcome new Marvel team member Andrea Towers to chat journalism, marketing and comics!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 147 now!

The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

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          ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Debuts First Official Trailer   

True Believers, the first official trailer for “Marvel’s Inhumans” has arrived with rumblings of treason in the city of Attilan!

Debuting in IMAX theaters September 1 before the entire series comes to ABC, “Marvel’s Inhumans” tells the story of Black Bolt and the Inhuman royal family like you’ve never seen before.

Come September 1, you can experience the first chapter in IMAX theaters before the complete series comes to ABC September 29! Be sure to check out the first official trailer above, and follow @TheInhumans on Twitter and Inhumans on Facebook for the latest!


          Spider-Man Returns as Vulture Attacks ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’   

Spider-Man and some of his spectacular friends swing back to “Marvel Avengers Academy” as Peter’s other school—the Midtown School of Science and Technology—prepares for their homecoming celebration. But the villainous Vulture has other ideas! He launches an attack on both learning institutions and it’ll take everyone at the Academy—plus some new pals Peter’s made over the last year—to thwart his plan and save the dance.

We sat down with Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer at TinyCo, to learn everything Spidey brings with him in this latest event. What’s bringing the web-head and his spider-powered crew back to “Avengers Academy”?

Allen Warner: At the end of our previous Multiverse event, we learned that someone had been scavenging Maestro’s collection of “trophies” for tech and weapons, along with various labs and superhuman battle sites across New York. Nick Fury tasked Spider-Man with finding the perpetrator, and he’s coming back to report what he’s found. It also coincides with the homecoming dance at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, so Spidey will be bringing the party to Avengers Academy, and bugging everyone for dating advice. Why is Vulture so set on laying waste to Midtown Sci-Tech and the Academy?

Allen Warner: Vulture is a brilliant scientist and inventor, but was turned down by both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech after being accused of stealing other students’ tech and ideas to further his own goals. He feels like his fellow super-scientists don’t respect him, and the entire world is conspiring against him, so he starts using tech and weapons found in various superhuman battle sites to rebuild and repurpose mechanical monstrosities into things like an army of Vulture-ized Octobots. He wants power and respect, and he’ll destroy everyone and everything at both Avengers Academy and Midtown Sci-Tech to get it. The event district gives us a peek at Peter’s life outside the Academy; what new things will players discover?

Allen Warner: The event district is Midtown Sci-Tech itself, decked out for homecoming. It’s completely different than anything we’ve done before, and really cool because it brings a lot of fun, school flavor the campus. Unfortunately, Vulture shows up to ruin the party, so he’s perched atop the school with his prisoners and minions, plotting his attack on Avengers Academy. And the event building carves out a space for one particular Spider-heroine…

Allen Warner: Yes, we’re big Spider-Gwen fans over here too, so we wanted her to share the spotlight. The event building is a multi-tiered punk rock venue where Gwen and some surprise guests are going to perform, and throw their own brand of homecoming bash. The building represents Gwen really well with its gleaming white exteriors, colorful neon blue and pink graffiti, a unique stage and dance floor, and some other really cool surprises. How will players battle Vulture and his refurbished Octobot army?

Allen Warner: Players will battle Vulture’s tech on the campus as a team, while battling Vulture himself, and a couple of foes he’s tricked into fighting by his side. Part of his plan is to create chaos and keep the heroes busy by setting Symbiotes loose in New York, so your heroes will also battle in the streets of New York to protect the city. What new faces will join the Academy—and the fight against Vulture—as Peter calls on more of his friends from across the multiverse?

Allen Warner: A really cool collection of various Spider-Heroes, amazing friends, and one grumpy newspaper publisher. Players will be able to recruit Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, Agent Venom, J. Jonah Jameson, and Silk. J. Jonah Jameson was really popular as a cameo character during our first Spider-Man event, and I’d forgotten how fun he is to write until this event came around. His personality is great to bounce off of the students, and I can’t wait for everyone to see his visual upgrades. Silver Sable is one of my favorite Spidey characters. She looks amazing, and is a cool fit alongside some of the spies and mercenaries running around the school. Agent Venom is one of the most awesome Symbiotes, and he brings something completely unique to the table, and of course [his alter ego] Flash [Thompson] and Peter Parker have a classic rivalry. Spider-Girl and Silk are two of the coolest spider-powered characters in my opinion. They both were very close to making the cut in our first Spider-Man event, so I’m really excited to see them finally make it into “Avengers Academy.” As always, our art and animation teams have knocked it out of the park with everyone’s designs and actions, and I think players are going to love having all of these characters at their school. And there must be some cool new outfits on the way as well…

Allen Warner: Definitely. There are new outfits for Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Mary Jane, Venom, and Doctor Octopus. It’s a cool mix of some iconic looks, some seldom-seen but awesome outfits from the comics, and a couple of classics given fun Avengers Academy-style re-imaginings. It’s a really cool group that I think people will love. With the second Guardians of the Galaxy event, players were able to recruit the heroes from the previous event; will we see something similar here?

Allen Warner: Yes, we got a really positive response from players during the Guardians 2 event who enjoyed that opening week featuring characters from the original event because it gave them a first or second chance at characters they’d missed out on before, so we decided to do a similar thing here. The opening week will give new and longtime players the chance to get one of the outfits and a few of the characters from the original event, as well as a new character and outfit. Over the course of the event, players will have a chance to get every single character and outfit from the original Spider-Man event, including Miles Morales, Mysterio, Black Cat, Electro, Green Goblin, and many more. Once the Vulture is thwarted, what new adventures will players be able to look forward to?

Allen Warner: We’re going to find that Vulture isn’t the only person who’s secretly holding a grudge against Avengers Academy. He’s been sharing his scavenged tech and weapons with some faraway enemies, and they’re ready to go to war.

For all the latest on “Marvel Avengers Academy,” stay tuned to and @MarvelGames on Twitter!

          No Shelter From the Woj Bombs   

On Wednesday, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out some cataclysmic NBA news.

This was a blockbuster move—the Los Angeles Clippers’ stellar point guard signing up to play with recent MVP runner-up James Harden—a transaction huge enough that it may affect which team loses to the Golden State Warriors in next year’s conference finals.

If you read the replies to Wojnarowski’s tweet, though, one of the biggest NBA trades in years seems secondary—overshadowed by the man who broke the story.

In the parlance of NBA Twitter, Wojnarowski dropped a “Woj bomb,” hence the deployment of mushroom cloud GIFs.

In his 10 years at Yahoo—the company gave Wojnarowski his own website, the Vertical, in 2016—the NBA reporter built a reputation as the basketball world’s Eye of Providence, a mysterious, all-seeing entity who breaks news with terrifying speed and accuracy.

Judging by the reaction to his tweets, one might get the sense that he is actually the one setting these deals into motion—that teams make moves because Wojnarowski reports them rather than the other way around. It’s all part of the mythos of Woj, a cult of personality devoted to a man who doesn’t seem to have much of a discernible personality beyond “reporter who is always on Twitter.”

On Saturday, Wojnarowski will be joining ESPN, a move that coincides with (and in certain exceedingly nerdy circles perhaps overshadows) the start of the NBA’s free agency period. For years, his identity has been wrapped up in the fact that he doesn’t work for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. He’s been known to pick at ESPN in his columns, sometimes referring to them as an unnamed “cable sports company.” His defection to the world’s most powerful sports media company at once feels surprising and inevitable. It’s a marriage of questionable harmony but undoubtable impact, the equivalent of hiring a T. rex to hem your pants.

In his tenure at Yahoo, Wojnarowski has been a one-man wrecking crew, often out-scooping the world’s sports media hydra on the strength of his connections and unparalleled ability to type with his thumbs. Earlier this week, in his last days at the Vertical, he broke the news that Jeff Van Gundy—who works for ESPN—will be coaching USA Basketball’s World Cup qualifying team.

Wojnarowski’s unique ability to delight his fans and bedevil his rivals has been most evident during the NBA draft, when he managed to report, via Twitter, the upcoming selections well before they’re announced on ESPN’s live broadcast. The fact that one guy could ruin the drama and pageantry of a manicured television event infuriated ESPN execs and undoubtedly contributed to the company’s decision to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

In tandem with Wojnarowski’s hiring, ESPN laid off a number of talented NBA reporters, many of whom covered individual teams and contributed postgame recaps and analysis. They also terminated Marc Stein, who has long been Wojnarowski’s biggest competitor. Stein is a prodigious reporter in his own right, and many within the company have expressed dismay at his departure. Given that it seems like the network is shifting toward breaking news and scoops, there’s only one logical explanation for laying off Stein: ESPN’s suits feel it’s important to have Wojnarowski be the unquestioned leader of their NBA scoop machine. If you’re looking for an explanation for why that might be, you should ask someone who has better sources than I do.

ESPN, which pays $1.4 billion annually for the rights to televise NBA games, wants to claim total ownership of almost every NBA storyline. The network’s coverage of the NFL provides an instructive example. In 2013, Deadspin did a nice play-by-play of a story the network created out of thin air and subsequently covered to death. It began on SportsCenter, when one of ESPN's NFL pundits said, “I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest quarterbacks ever.” ESPN got Kaepernick’s response to the statement, and that response was then covered at length on the network’s myriad shouting-head programs. The pundit who made the comment eventually became a featured guest across its various platforms, and the issue was debated for days until a natural endpoint was reached. (It somehow became about Tim Tebow.)

ESPN has been built to trim every last edible bit from a story, and with basketball’s greatest rumormonger and scoop-getter at its disposal, there’s no telling what the Worldwide Leader will now be capable of. My best guess is it will look a lot like what Gustavus Swift did to cows back in the 19th century.

Swift owned and operated one of the largest slaughterhouses in Chicago, but selling salted pork scraps wasn’t enough for him. In the late 1800s, the market demanded fresh beef, which meant cattle were shipped live to Eastern population centers where they would be butchered and sold after transit. Swift had a nose for inefficiency, and he got a great whiff of it with each and every steer-filled boxcar that passed through Chicago on its way east. If his company could somehow slaughter and butcher the beef in Chicago, he’d be able to expand his operation while more efficiently meeting demand.

To facilitate this, Swift hired an engineer to design a refrigerated train car that could ship dressed meat over long distances without sacrificing freshness. The Swift-owned cars were loaded with ice in Wisconsin, packed with beef at Swift’s Chicago slaughterhouse, and then sent east and sold for maximum profit. The supply process was so efficient and direct, a side of beef in the freezer of a New York wholesaler would hang off the same hook as the cow from which it was cut back in Chicago weeks prior.

It is perhaps a bit on the nose that the process Swift pioneered is known as “vertical integration.” The man ESPN lured from the Vertical will provide the grist for a never-ending mill of debate shows, news programs, and interview segments. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the NBA receives as much attention on Twitter during summer free agency as it does during the regular season. ESPN is counting on its ability to grab that attention by harnessing the multikiloton power of the Woj bomb.

Consider, though, that the two biggest NBA stories of the past five years—LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State—got broken via personal essays published in Sports Illustrated and the Players’ Tribune respectively, not via reporters on Twitter. If a player is savvy enough, he can circumvent the scoop machine and take ownership of his own breaking news, Adrian Wojnarowski be damned.

If history is any indicator, the establishment won’t give up the means of production without a fight. In the words of Karl Marx, “Tune into First Take for more reaction.”

          Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted   

This morning, someone told the President of the United States that cable news hosts said some things about him and he responded by calling one of them "low I.Q. Crazy" and the other "Psycho," and said he turned them both away from his palatial beachfront resort estate over New Year's.

The president was apparently responding to hearing criticism second-hand by MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of 'poorly rated' "Morning Joe." To cap off the hot take, Trump even mentioned 'low I.Q. Crazy' Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" in the 8:58 a.m. tweet.

The hosts were apparently poking fun at a report this week that Trump has several faked Time magazine covers hanging in properties he owns just before the tweets.

After Trump released his morning affirmation, both of South Carolina's U.S. senators responded:

Lindsey Graham called the president's words 'beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics.'
[embed-1]Tim Scott took no issue with the content of the president's criticism, but urged him not to be distracted from health care and tax reform.[embed-2]

          The Agenda: Bill filed to make Sumter/Moultrie a national park; Haley's twitter issues; Citadel's Rosa retiring   

Congressman Mark Sanford and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have filed a bill to make Fort Sumter National Monument, which includes Fort Moultrie, a national park. Source: AP, P&C

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is applauding an EPA move to repeal an Obama-era rule that sought to regulate small tributaries in an effort to clean water that feed into wetlands drinking supplies. more…

          Das soll Trumps schlimmster Tweet sein   

Kaum ein Tag vergeht, an dem US-Präsident Donald Trump nicht mit beleidigenden Tweets für Aufsehen sorgt. Besonders oft sind seine Twitter-Hasspostings an Journalisten gerichtet. Diesmal trifft es die Moderatorin Mika Brzezinski – mit besonders vulgären Äußerungen.

          Good Timing On Your Bret Stephens Hire, New York Times   
No one weather event doesn't mean anything about climate overall, but...
A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature.

Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French meteorological agency MeteoFrance, posted to Twitter that the city of Ahvaz soared to “53.7°C” (128.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Kapikian said the temperature is a “new absolute national record of reliable Iranian heat” and that it was the hottest temperature ever recorded in June over mainland Asia.

          Melissa & Doug Sale + Free Shipping!   
Right now Zulily is having a big Melissa & Doug toy sale including Free shipping. There are so many great toys to choose from! Things do sell out so if you want to check out the deals don’t wait too long. If you are unfamiliar with Zulily, it’s an online boutique with greatly discounted daily deals – […]

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          Walgreens Weekly Ad & Coupons 7/2   
Here is the Walgreens Weekly Ad sneak peek for 7/2. You have to be part of the Walgreens Balance Rewards program to get these deals and prices. Sign up on-line and simply use your phone number in store or even your mobile phone with the Walgreens App. If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up […]

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          Commentaires sur Le RDV Tech 215 – Amazole Foods par ToToR65   
Bonjour @notpatrick. Comme @yohannt l'avait fait habilement remarquer tu as parler des nouveaux format AZERTY et PEBO dans le dernier RDVTech. Donc je me suis empressé d'aller l'écouter et je n'ai pas été déçu ;) Mon sentiment là dessus est mitigé. D'abord la joie et la fierté d'avoir été cité au RDVTech, ça n'a pas de prix. Dans n'importe quelle circonstance (même si là j'ai l'impression de passer pour un emmerdeur :D ). Le second sentiment, je ne saurai pas le définir pour l'instant. Donc je vais écrire ce qui m'a fait tiquer et peut-être la définition du sentiment ira de soi. Tu as utilisé pendant ces toutes petites 10 minutes sur le sujet un mot, à 4 reprises il me semble. Programmeur. Et du coup je l'ai pris en plein coeur. Et j'ai repensé à notre discussion sur Twitter, à propos de @ et de |. J'ai l'impression que nous défendions chacun notre point de vue, et c'est bien normal, mais du coup je comprends maintenant que tu partais du postulat que je défendais la profession des programmeurs. J'ai même l'impression que de ton point de vue tous les informaticiens sont des programmeurs. Et ça, ça fait mal. Voilà le sentiment, la douleur, de ne pas être considéré. Tout d'abord, je pense que ce terme sort des entrailles des années 90, puisque j'ai l'impression que de nos jours on parle plus de développeurs (mais après je connais mal ce milieu j'avoue). Et ensuite, non nous ne sommes pas tous des programmeurs. J'irai même plus loin. A titre personnel, j'ai appris quelque langage de programmation à l'école et la conclusion que j'en tire c'est que je déteste programmer/développer. Mais il en faut et j'admire leur travail (qui est bien plus dur que le mien je pense). Ne t'inquiète pas, tu n'es pas le seul à faire l'amalgame informaticien et programmeur, j'aimerai donc te sensibiliser à cet aspect. La branche de l'informatique à laquelle j'appartiens (enfin dont j'en ai fait le métier), c'est l'administration (non pas la maison qui rend fou de Astérix, l'admin informatique). Je dis bien admin informatique car il y a énormement de sous-branches de ce merveilleux métier. Pour être plus précis, je suis administrateur système. Quel est mon rôle ? Administrer un système d'exploitation et voici une liste non exhaustive des tâches que j'effectue : - installer/désinstaller des programmes - tenir à jour les programmes - tenir à jour le système d'exploitation - maintenir la sécurité du système d'exploitation Et plein d'autres tâches qui sont inhérentes au fait que je ne gère pas une seule machine mais quelques milliers. Par contre, quand on regarde d'un peu plus près ces quelques tâches que j'effectue au quotidien, on peut se rendre compte d'un chose... Nous sommes TOUS des administrateurs système. Quelque soit le système, on installe tous des applications, ainsi que les autres tâches plus accessoires (oui la sécurité, par les temps qui courrent, osef ;) ). Par conséquent, quand je défends le |, je ne le défends pas en tant que programmeur (ce que je ne suis pas) mais en tant qu'admin, le | est un outil de tous les systèmes d'exploitation (oui tous). Exemple : Sous Windows, allez dans le menu démarrer, taper cmd dans la recherche (ou dans Cortana), lancer l'invite de commande et taper ça : net statistics server | find "since" ou (si vous avez Windows en français) net statistics server | find "depuis" (cf Et vous aurez l'uptime de votre système. Donc je ne dis pas que tout le monde utilise le |, mais tout le monde pourrait l'utiliser car c'est une commande de n'importe quel outil informatique sur lequel vous pourriez travailler. Et je ne parle pas des milliers de techniciens qui pourraient venir dépanner votre PC qui l'utilise au quotidien. C'est pour cela qu'il doit reste sur les claviers (pas forcément accessible, mais il est utile parce qu'il est lié au fonctionnement de votre outil informatique). J'espère qu'à l'avenir vous saurez faire la différence entre les développeurs (ces artistes créateurs) et les administrateurs (ces artisan de l'ombre, que nous sommes tous au final). Merci de votre attention et bonne journée. Peace.
          End Of Month – Print Your Coupons!   
July is almost here and many coupons will be disappearing tonight.  Be sure to look through the printable coupon sites and print whatever coupons you may want before they are gone forever. Remember, many coupons will have a 30 day expiration date from when you print them, so you should have a good amount of […]

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          Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way   
Take That "Cultural Appropriation" Ban All The Way I've had this idea, vis a vis the college students and others screeching that Israel must be boycotted. I strongly suggest they take the first step and toss their iPhones (Israeli technology within) and refuse life-saving medical care that stems from Israeli researchers' discoveries. At Foundation for Economic Education, Pierre-Guy Veer applies this to those seeking to ban "cultural appropriation" -- which I like to think of as human cultural and intellectual progress. Imagine, "No, no, that fire thing is our shit -- don't be cooking your meat or we'll come club you with big rocks." Veer writes:
After years of complaining about such "problems" as a white chef cooking Mexican food or about "insensitive" Halloween costumes, it looks like Social Justice Warriors have finally prevailed. The United Nations will soon discuss, at the demand of indigenous groups, a ban on so-called cultural appropriation in order to "expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines." It is rather ironic that those Natives would only want to ban "appropriation" of "their" culture. Why not push it to its logical conclusion and call for a ban on all cultural appropriation? This means that they would have to forgo every single technology that was imported from the rest of the world since 1492. In other words, they would have to abandon mathematics, writing, any form of metal casting, currency, all languages not originally from Pre-Columbus America, modern medicine, etc.
They would also not have beer. Any takers? Yoohoo? Veer traces what I think of as Canadian cheese fries:
Through contacts with other people from other cultures, any given cultural idea or tradition has become better. Take poutine for example. This meal composed of French fries, curd cheese and brown gravy has become a cultural symbol of Quebec. Some Quebecers are complaining that Canada is "appropriating" it as a national symbol and that there are poutine festivals from coast to coast. This is a rather strange way to celebrate the fact that what used to be seen as vulgar junk food is now seen as almost a delicacy with many variations - with sausage, chicken, hot sauce, etc. This "appropriation" should be celebrated because it shows that "poutine culture" is alive and well. Had it been kept within the border of Quebec, it might not even exist today since stagnation and lack of evolution is what kills ideas. Imagine for a moment that Céline Dion had decided not to start singing in English because she wanted to remain "Québécoise pure laine". Despite all her talents, she would have likely run out of authors to interpret and would unlikely have become one of the best-selling artists on the planet of all time.A slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way And considering that narrower range of French-speaking culture, she might even have stopped singing. This slow death is what awaits Native culture if they have it their way. Keeping "non-Natives" from using traditions not typically associated with them means that only a handful would be exposed to it. Fewer people showing an interest means that their products and ideas will get less exposure and will, therefore, become a sociological or archaeological artifact rather than a living idea, limited to a few multicultural festivals.
I tweeted this and got this back: My reply to Clay:
@amyalkon @clayroutledge
That is hilarious. Also all the MacBooks & iPads at Occupy Wall Street. (Shouldn't you people be using *cuneiform* tablets?)

          Nice Grocery Deals at Walgreens   
We have quite a few nice prices on grocery items at Walgreens this week. If you need to pick up a few things, here are a few deal ideas for you. I have to say I love the Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, and that’s a great price for them! 😉 and this one is good […]

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          Purex Crystals $1.97 Each!   
You’ll notice this week the Purex Crystals are on this week’s ad B1G1 Free. However, this sale is a monthly running thru 7/24. Check your app for an awesome ibotta offer. I have a $1 on (1) but your value may be 75¢ on (1). My ibotta reads 7/15, but this can vary by user. […]

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          Cosmopolitan Magazine Only $4.95 a Year!   
Do you love Cosmo? Right now, subscribe to Cosmopolitan Magazine for Only $4.95! The cover price of Cosmo is $3.99 so you are getting a whole years worth for just a little over the price of one magazine! Just head on over HERE and enter coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout. Cosmopolitan is filled with the style & […]

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          Brut & Sure Deodorants As Low As 98¢   
Select Sure and Brut deodorants are on sale for $1.99 this week. Plus we have $1 off coupons available for these. So you can grab them for as little as 98¢. Here are a couple of deal ideas for you. Walgreens Deals (Thru 7/1) Buy (1) Sure Deodorant, $1.99 Sale Price (1) $1/1 Sure Product, exp. […]

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          Little Remedies Stuffy Nose Kit Just $1.46!   
A new Walgreens coupon is available in the July Book for select Little Remedies products including the Stuffy Nose Kit and the Saline Spray. There is also a Little Remedies product manufacturer’s coupon that you can stack to save an additional $2 one one product. The Stuffy Nose kit is $5.49 at my store and the Saline […]

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          Free Colgate Rinse Next Week!   
Starting Sunday there will be a really nice Register Reward Deal to earn $4 when you buy two Colgate Rinse. These will be the smaller 8.4 oz bottles. These will be $3.39 each or 2 for $6. Grab this Colgate Rinse coupon so you’ll pick up two for free! Walgreens Deals (Starting 7/2) Buy (2) Colgate Total […]

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          Runner’s World Magazine Only $6.95   
Right now you can get a subscription to Runner’s World Magazine for only $6.95 Per Year. You can order up to 4 years at this reduced price. Just enter the coupon code WILDFORWAGS at checkout to get this deal. Runner’s World is filled with powerful tips that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun […]

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          MSNBC ‘Morning Joe’ hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts   

The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to President Trump's tweet, which drew broad condemnation a day earlier because he called Mika Brzezinski "crazy" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when he saw them at his Florida estate.
          NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight funcionan en Switch gracias a una app   
Así es Rainway, que se sincronizará con nuestro PC.

Durante nuestra cobertura del E3, os hablamos de Rainway. Rainway es una app que nos permitirá disfrutar de nuestros juegos de PC en varios dispositivos como consolas. Ahora, su creador, nos ofrece un vistazo a cómo funciona en Nintendo Switch.

Streaming de juegos con hasta 60fps y 1080p de resolución

Andrew Sampson, desarrollador a la aplicación, ha mostrado dos juegos concretos en funcionamiento: NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight. En dos vídeos cortos que ha distribuido en su cuenta de Twitter, Sampson nos ayuda a comprender el sistema de la aplicación, que ejecuta los videojuegos en PC y los retransmite a otro dispositivo, en este caso, Nintendo Switch. Más allá de las configuraciones gráficas que tengamos en nuestro PC, lo cierto es que Rainway -que usa el navegador de la consola en estos momentos-, presentará el juego a 1080p o 720p y es capaz de mostrar hasta 60fps en su streaming.

Su desarrollador confía en que Nintendo apruebe la aplicación en la eShop, pero se mantiene bastante escéptico dado los antecedentes de la firma japonesa, muy recelosa con este tipo de contenido. No obstante, hoy se había mostrado reticente a llevar sus sagas al PC.

NieR: Automata y Batman: Arkham Knight funcionan en Switch gracias a una app
          Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR   
Se puede visitar hasta el domingo en el centro de Madrid.

Desde esta mañana y hasta el viernes hay en Madrid un espacio para relajarse y disfrutar. Se trata del PlayStation VR Resort, la carpa del Gran Teatro Bankia Principe Pío dentro de las instalaciones de la antigua estación Norte de tren de Madrid, junto a la actual estación de Príncipe Pío. Allí, en un entorno que recuerda a parajes exóticos y destinos tropicales se puede disfrutar de cerca de 15 experiencias de realidad virtual con PlayStation VR.


Tres de estas experiencias se están desarrollando en España. Mindtaker es el nuevo trabajo del estudio vasco Relevo (Baboon!); se trata de una historia de terror. En la demo hay un gato, una mujer muerta y la necesidad de salir de la casa en la que está el jugador.

Mindtaker tiene una buena ambientación y el estudio ha tomado nota de aquellos puntos donde han tropezado los juegos anteriores de PSVR, de forma que el jugador se mueve con el stick izquierdo pero para cambiar la dirección tiene que ir dando toques al stick derecho y cada golpe gira la cámara 90ª. Esto hace que sea un control inicialmente algo difícil, pero luego demuestra que es muy eficaz para evitar mareos.

Una aventura gráfica con la ciencia como generadora de ideas y de jugabilidad

Flipi´s Tesla! Inventemos el futuro es una aventura gráfica desarrollada por Animatoon, Mediapro, 100 Balas y Sony Interactive. Surgió a iniciativa de Enrique Pérez, conocido por su personaje Flipy, quien gestó la idea del juego hace medio año. Aunque el desarrollo comenzó hace sólo mes y medio, el juego ya apunta maneras interesantes, funciona a 120 imágenes por segundo y propone averiguar lo que ha sucedido en un laboratorio llevando a cabo distintos experimentos científicos.

El juego tiene poco que ver con proyectos anteriores de Flipy relacionados con la ciencia, y aúna la divulgación con el rigor científico. De hecho, cuenta con el asesoramiento científico de Javier Santaolalla, físico del CERN, y se está desarrollando apoyado por Creations, un proyecto de innovación educativa financiado por la Comisión Europea. Está orientado a jugadores de entre 8 y 14 años, pero, dice Pérez, "le gustará a quien le guste jugar aventuras gráficas". La idea de su creador es utilizar la VR para educarse y divertirse a la vez, y tiene la intención de llevarlo a colegios o fundaciones que acerquen la ciencia a los más pequeños.

La protagonista es una científica, Bio, y el personaje de Flipy que puede servir de reclamo en el mercado español, ocupa un lugar secundario mientras el jugador va recorriendo el cuerpo humano o construye distintos aparatos en primera persona.

La tecnología de Drawfighters se adapta a la realidad virtual

El tercer juego español disponible en PSVR Resort es CoolPaintr VR, obra de Wildbits, que permite dibujar en entornos tridimensionales virtuales utilizando la misma tecnología RTSE utilizada en el juego anterior del estudio, Drawfighters, se pueden generar objetos sólidos asignando huesos a partir de simples contornos hasta conformar un esqueleto, lo que da múltiples posibilidades creativas.

También están disponibles PlayStation Worlds con una demo que lleva al jugador al fondo del mar, Dick Wild con oleadas de cocodrilos a las que hay que disparar, Waddle Home, la conocida franquicia Gran Turismo Sport (jugable en realidad virtual por primera vez en España), las naves espaciales de Mortal Blitz, el tower defense Ancient Amulator en el que juegas con un cetro o un arco, la experiencia en la sabana de Virry en la que puedes encontrarte con una hiena cariñosa, los juegos de feria de Carnival Games y dos juegos que ya hemos analizado en Vandal: Farpoint y Arizona Sunshine

Para poder probar los juegos que hay en PlayStation VR Resort hay que apuntarse en aunque también te puedes acercar a Principe Pío directamente, aunque te tocará esperar. El acceso al teatro se realiza en grupos de 20 personas y la visita dura 30 minutos en los que cada visitante podrá vivir tres experiencias, ampliables a cuatro tras subir una foto a Twitter con el hashtag #resortPSVR. El horario de apertura es de 11 a 14 horas y de 17 a 21 horas.

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR

Sony abre PlayStation VR Resort, donde se pueden probar 15 juegos de VR
          Vandal Radio 4x41 - Crash Bandicoot, SNES Mini y final de temporada   
No te pierdas nuestro programa de radio.

Nos despedimos hasta finales de agosto con nuestro último programa de la cuarta temporada hablando de la actualidad de esta gran semana: El retorno de Super Nintendo con SNES Mini, y el de Crash Bandicoot con su remasterización N.Sane Trilogy. Además, repasamos todos los lanzamientos que llegarán este verano.

Recordamos que puedes suscribirte al programa tanto en iVoox como en iTunes.

Al timón del programa está José de la Fuente, con 20 años de experiencia en radio y creador y conductor de Blade FM durante ocho temporadas, acompañado por redactores de Vandal como Jorge Cano, Sara Borondo, Alberto González, Alfonso Arribas, Enrique García y Bruno Sol dan sus opiniones sobre varios temas de actualidad.
          Yankees hold team meeting to FaceTime Dustin Fowler   

The Yankees had an unfortunate 24 hours, ranging from a late night loss to the Chicago White Sox to losing Dustin Fowler for the remainder of the season for a ruptured tendon. Prior to the series against the Houston Astros, the Yankees held a team meeting which caused massive speculation on Twitter. THE YANKEES JUST […]

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          WATCH: Yankees’ Dustin Fowler injures leg in 1st inning, exits on cart   

Here’s the Dustin Fowler play if you care to be sick to your stomach. #Yankees — Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) June 30, 2017   Updated Post: June 30, 12:10 a.m. — According to New York Daily News’ Mike Mazzeo, Dustin Fowler left Thursday’s game with an open rupture in his right patella tendon in his right […]

The post WATCH: Yankees’ Dustin Fowler injures leg in 1st inning, exits on cart appeared first on Bronx Pinstripes |

          gesehen: Small Town Killers   

In der Sneak lief gestern ein fast lokaler Film: die dänische Komödie Small Town Killers:

In der Kleinstadt Nibe im Norden Dänemarks haben die beiden Schulfreunde Edward und Ib einen Handwerksbetrieb, der dank Schwarzarbeit gut läuft. Ihre Frauen verbringen ihre Freizeit mit Salsa-Kursen.
Die Ehen sind aus Sicht der beiden Männer etwas lieblos und deshalb wollen sie sich scheiden lassen. Das wird teuer und mit etwas Whisky stellen sie fest, dass ein russischer Killer billiger ist. Die Frauen engagieren ihrerseits eine englische Giftmörderin.
Alle vier bereuen es sehr schnell, aber die Mörder sind nun mal da und tun das, was Mörder halt so tun…

Sehr schwarz, sehr dänisch und ein riesen Spaß! Die dänische Art muss man kennen oder sich drauf einlassen (fällt nicht schwer), dann hat das Zwerchfell ordentlich zu tun yeslaugh


#シーズー #愛犬のぬいぐるみ #愛犬 #テディベア
#ぷくちゃん #ぬい撮り #oオープンマウス #teddybear
#shihtzu #テディドッグ #ベビーベア

— lovelyshamoko55 (@lovelyshamoko55) 2017年6月30日 - 14:41
          Personalized Notifications at Twitter   

Gary Lam, staff engineer at Twitter, spoke about personalized notifications at QCon London 2017. This involved giving a high-level overview of their personalization and recommendations algorithms, and an explanation of how they work at scale despite the large volumes of data and bi-modal nature of Twitter.

By Andrew Morgan
          Trump: Afskaf Obamacare nu og find på noget bedre senere   
Præsident Donald Trump skriver på Twitter, at republikanerne i Senatet øjeblikkeligt skal afskaffe Obamacare. Så kan de senere beslutte sig for en ny sundhedsreform. - Hvis republikansk ...
          Și cum CENZURA nu există în democrație, POLIȚIA INTERNETULUI a fost instituită în mod OFICIAL pe rețelele de socializare Mai multe rețele sociale, printre care Facebook, Google, Twitter și YouTube, ca și gigantul Microsoft, au semnat la sfârșitul lunii mai condul de conduită al Comisiei Europene, prin care se angajează să blocheze...
          Social Media Integration: Twitter is for Tweeters   
If you decide to use the resources of your IT department to integrate Twitter, you should keep in mind the current technical limits for your accounts.
          Comment on AG#110 – Ring of Fire IPA by AG#2 Ring Of Fire IPA | Jonah & The Ale   
[…] Being a novice home brewer I wasn’t up to attempting to create my own recipe, so the hunt started for one to borrow from elsewhere. Being a follower of all things beery on twitter, I decided to have a hunt around a few people I follow and their excellent blogs. I decided to go for a recipe brewed by Ade at pdtnc. The recipe was his Ring of Fire IPA. […]
          Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals   

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

The endangered North Atlantic right whale is just one of the marine animals that seismic testing off the East Coast would harm.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Imagine an underwater blast so loud that it can be heard by marine mammals that are 2,500 miles away. That’s the level of noise generated when companies fire airguns to blast the ocean floor with sound in order to find oil and gas deposits.

Such seismic testing could begin soon off the U.S. East Coast after Trump ordered federal agencies to reconsider the Obama administration’s five-year ban on offshore drilling in the Atlantic. On June 6, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed five authorizations for companies on the hunt for oil and gas. These companies want to conduct seismic surveys of the Atlantic seabed.

The noise would have serious impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, which rely heavily on sound to communicate, navigate and find prey. Flooding the ocean with noise from seismic surveys could inflict permanent hearing damage on these creatures, leaving them deaf and stranded. At the very least, seismic blasts would disrupt the animals’ behavior hundreds of thousands of times and could drive them away from vital habitats.

By granting these five proposed authorizations, the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow marine mammals to become casualties of oil and gas exploration. But it’s not too late—the service is taking public comments on these proposed authorizations until July 6. Below, you can tell the service to deny these dangerous permits, and protect whales and dolphins from seismic airgun blasting.

Take Action! Send your comment to the National Marine Fisheries Service today, and tell the agency that marine mammals deserve a fighting chance.

The following numbers demonstrate how devastating these seismic surveys would be:

240 decibels

Approximate volume of seismic airgun blasting underwater. For a little perspective, one of the loudest animals, the blue whale, makes calls louder than 180 decibels. When you go up by 10 decibels, it means a sound gets 10 times more intense. So a seismic airgun blast is 1 million times more intense than a blue whale call—powerful enough to deafen one of these massive creatures.

2,500 miles

How far seismic blasts can travel underwater—approximately the distance from New York City to Los Angeles. That means it’s possible for a whale near Florida to hear seismic surveys operating off the coast of South Carolina.

200,000 square miles

Area of the Atlantic Ocean that the proposed seismic airgun surveys would blast. The airguns discharge resounding booms at 12 to 16 second intervals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months on end.


Approximate number of times in one year that whales and dolphins will be harassed by seismic blasting, according to permits drafted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The service estimates that nearly 2,000 of the exposures will be loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss, which would severely impede the marine mammals’ ability to communicate and find food.


Species of marine mammals that the National Marine Fisheries Service would allow companies to harm, if the agency’s proposed authorizations are finalized. Six of these species are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, including the North Atlantic Right Whale—a critically endangered species with a population of less than 500.

          Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.   

Trump Revoked Key Pesticide Protections. We're Fighting Back.

The EPA has said that the protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.

The EPA has said that pesticide protections would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year.


This past January, three brothers—ages 7, 9 and 11—and their 17-year-old sister, died in their home in Amarillo, Texas, because a highly toxic restricted-use pesticide was improperly applied in their home.

And just two years ago, a family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and another family in Florida were poisoned after applicators grossly misused restricted-use pesticides. The vacationing father and his children were paralyzed; in Florida, the family’s 10-year old son suffered significant brain damage.

These kinds of tragedies prompted the federal government to enact long overdue updates to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule, also known as the CPA Rule. Designed to protect lives from restricted-use pesticides—some of the most hazardous chemicals that can only be used by certified professionals—the rule hadn’t been updated since Nixon was in office.

The EPA’s revised protections were supposed to go into effect in March, but Trump's new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, delayed the CPA Rule from going into effect for at least a year. This month, Earthjustice and Farmworker Justice sued the EPA for this unlawful delay.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk.

The CPA Rule ensures that children are not allowed to apply restricted-use pesticides and that certified applicators get updated annual trainings. It also requires applicators to have access to essential information about the products they use, so that they can wear appropriate protective gear and know what they’ve been exposed to if accidents happen.

By delaying this rule, the Trump administration is putting workers, children and families at risk. They are allowing poorly trained pesticide applicators to handle the most dangerous chemicals in the fields where we grow our food, where we work and where we live.   

Although urban dwellers sporadically face these dangerous pesticides in businesses, homes and schools; there are roughly one million farmworkers who, together with their families, face pesticide exposures on a daily basis. As a second generation Chicana who comes from a lineage of laborers, farmworkers, and in general, a population whose children are nearly twice as likely to attend schools in close proximity to use of hazardous pesticides, the EPA’s delay of the CPA Rule is unacceptable to me on a deeply personal level.

We know that in some areas, 16-year-old kids are applying restricted-use pesticides because there is no minimum age limit for the roughly one million certified applicators nationwide. Moreover, most of the farmworkers facing the gravest pesticide risks are not just migrants, they are often low-income Spanish and indigenous language speakers who need these protections the most.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action.

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 farmworkers are poisoned by pesticides every year, yet the agency is still delaying action. For perspective, this is like saying that we know every inhabitant in a U.S. town will suffer severe pesticide poisoning each year, but we simply prefer not to take action.

The EPA itself said that the now-delayed rule, which was developed after years of reviews, would prevent at least a thousand acute poisonings every year. While this isn’t enough to get to where we need to be, in a society that values all lives alike, this is a much-needed start. None of us should be OK with delaying life-saving rules.

The federal government may be eager to bow to industry barons who care more about profit than life, but we the people have to defend our families and the most vulnerable populations. So while it’s clear that we can’t count on the Trump administration to do the right thing, we can use the power of the law to force them into action.

In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing.

          iSchool 101: On-campus MS/LIS Orientation   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/LIS students at Fall Orientation on August 24. Contact klucht [at] (Karla Lucht), graduate studies advisor, with questions.


Room 126


Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Thu, 08/24/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

          On-campus MS/IM Orientation & Breakfast   

We look forward to meeting all new on-campus MS/IM students at Fall Orientation on August 25. Contact mbedward [at] (Meg Edwards), assistant dean for student affairs, with questions.


Room 126


Student Affairs

Event Date: 

Fri, 08/25/2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

          Could Trump ever get kicked off Twitter?   

          Patricia Arquette tweets cryptic warning to Trump about "gossip on the streets"   

Actress Patricia Arquette reacted to Trump's childish "bleeding badly from a face-lift" tweet yesterday with a cautionary tweet of her own: "Remove this tweet. There is a lot of gossip about you on the streets that hasn't been in the press-yet."

According to The Wrap:

Arquette didn’t elaborate on what gossip she was referring to, beyond saying that it is something other than the “pee tape” that Twitter users have been semi-jokingly speculating about for months.

And Arquette didn't stop there:

The question is, is this just an empty Trumpian James-Comey-better-hope-that-there-are-no-tapes kind of threat? If not, then out with it already.

Image: Tina Franklin

          Project Fi will offer a new, affordable, mid-range Android device later this year   
Project Fi's Twitter account publicly tweeted that they have plans to offer a mid-tier device later this year. Could it be a mid-range Pixel 2?
          My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/29/17   
The #media doesn’t release objective info, but bloggers release true info quickly. By exposing their bias, the media is destroying itself. #Zohar leAm, volume 12, p. 184, para 674: “The harlot advances the prince”–meaning our advancement under pressure from those who hate us. Efforts to reveal the Creator in a united group lead to accepting […]
          Corriedale, Hand dyed roving, felting fibre, spinning fiber, Corriedale combed top, roving, fiber, wool, fibre art, Coastal path by YummyYarnsUK   

9.99 GBP

Corriedale, Hand dyed roving, combed top, felting fibre

Hand painted Corriedale combed tops, hand dyed wool

Colour - Coastal path, blue teal green lemon etc.

Weight 100g

Corriedale is a good fibre for new spinners, easy to handle . It is a good felting wool too

I find Corriedale will bloom after washing and has good elasticity. I recently spun Corriedale for socks, I really like the lustre and stitch definition.

Hand wash unless you want to felt it!

My fibre is dyed with safe acid dyes. Most are one of a kind mixed colours!

Dyed with strong colours that won't fade.

This wool will felt so hand wash carefully with a suitable detergent and dry flat out of direct sunlight.

I use a Nikon camera and take care to represent colours accurately, however please remember all monitors show colours differently, if in doubt ask me.

From a non smoking ,pet friendly home, my cat has no interest in or access to fibre or yarns

Find me:

RAVELRY - Yummy Yarns UK group

TWITTER - yummyyarnsuk

          Delete Hate Speech or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Companies   
A new law will impose fines on companies like Facebook and Twitter if they fail to swiftly remove illegal or hateful content on their platforms.
          My Thoughts On Twitter, 6/27/17   
The world depends on the observer’s qualities–thus Kabbalah gets one out of #depression by helping to see their partner as beloved. #Governments can’t control their economies, sovereignty is disappearing but they cannot solve problems together, nationalism is on the rise Everyone has good and bad qualities. Smart people focus on and see only the good […]
          Trademarking "The Slants" | TWiT Bits   

TWiT Bits (Video-HI)

Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis talk with Simon Tam of The Slants on the recent Supreme Court ruling that the Trademark Office can not deny the registration of his band's name because it is disparaging, where the name came from and Mike Keyes explains why a trademark is important for a business.

For the full episode, visit

Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Matt Curtis

Guest: Simon Tam

Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.

          Grandblue Fantasy The Animation – serial uzyska dodatkowy odcinek.   
Oficjalne twitterowskie konto anime Grandblue Fantasy The Animation poinformowało o nowym odcinku anime. Odcinek nosi (tymczasowy ??) tytuł EXTRA 2 a pojawi się on razem 25 października razem z siódmym i ostatnim zestawem BD/DVD z serialem anime. Serial powstał w studio A-1 Pictures w reżyserii Hirokiego Itō jako adaptacja gry rpg Cygames. Akcja opowieści rozgrywa …
          TWC9: .NET Core 2 (and Friends) Preview 2, .future, Imagine Cup 2017, “Adventures of Ninja Cat" Theme and more... | This Week On Channel 9   

This week on Channel 9, [Host 1] and [Host 2] discuss the week's top developer news, including;

Picks of the Week!

Please leave a comment or email us at


          Introducing Azure DB for PostgreSQL | Azure Friday   

Saloni Sonpal joins Scott Hanselman to discuss the newest offering of the Azure Database family – Azure Database for PostgreSQL, which provides a managed database service for app development and deployment with a Postgres database in minutes and scale on the fly.

For more information, see Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

          Channel 9: subscribe to show feature!   

Channel 9 viewers and content creators have been asking for this feature for so long. You asked--we answered!

Now you can subscribe to your favorite shows on Channel 9. Now I know what you're thinking, "That sounds too good to be true. My favorite shows straight to my inbox?!" Believe it. POOF! You're welcome.

Let us know what you think in the comments below (and if you hate it, send us a letter via postal mail).

          TV hosts accuse Trump's White House of smear threat over bad coverage   

The breakfast television hosts ridiculed by Donald Trump on Twitter hit back with claims he sought to plant negative stories about them in the media and question the US President's mental health and fitness for office.

          Coding4Fun Second Quarter 2017 Round-Up   

Scanning this past Quarter's posts, it's pretty easy to see some meta-themes. IoT, VS 2017, UWP and lots of Pi... :)

Coding4Fun Blog

Cloning Your VS 2017 Packages
Small Basic is Now Available in the Windows Store
C64ForTheWin - C64 Development on your Windows Machine
Squish That Whitespace
One Browser Extension Tutorial to Rule...
Cortana goes IoT
Menees VS Tools Updated for Visual Studio 2017
ReactXP - A library for building cross-platform apps
"Happy Path” to IoT
Functioning Private Visual Studio Gallery via Azure Functions
dotnet CLI Tool Build Redux
Sock IoT with this Azure Connected System-on-a-chip Project
Breaking the Breakpoint Blues with the Breakpoint Generator
Rion's "Contributing to .NET for Dummies"
End-to-End IoT with Azure Services
Adding Fire to your Coding with Fira Code Font
Keeping Track of Your Code's Performance with CodeTrack
Hello World .NET Core Pi
Make Visual Studio Zoom with Font Sizer
Scratch is Ten!
Raspberry PI ASP.NET Core MVC
WTS FTW 10T (Windows Template Studio For The Windows 10 Template)
Get Started with the Cortana Skills Kit
OpenZWave for UWP and .NET
dotnet new Template Creator
ToDo - Voice Activated IoT RPi ToDo List
Don't Skimp Code Security, Check Out DevSkim
Leveling Up with MonoGame and XML
iBeacons and UWP
CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...
From 0 to 100 with this ASP.NET Core/AngularX Project Template
Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT
Code Analysis at Compile? Why? Do it Live!
VSCode Your Next PWA
Getting Started with Azure IoT
Remarkable Comments with Remarker
Windows Template Studio (WTS) 1.1 Now Available

Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery

Kinecting to Art
HoloLens Terminator Vision
Kinect to HoloLens with Hololens-Kinect
Visual Gesture Builder (VGB)
HoloLens, Kinect and Telepresence
UrhoSharp HoloLens
Kinect to Your Inner Actor/Actress with Play The Knave
Kinect to Bouldering Pong
Kinect to Joints... Rotations that is...
Kinect to Zen Meditation
Kinect to at Home Rehab
HoloToolkit Setup - June Edition

Just June's Posts...

Coding4Fun Blog

ToDo - Voice Activated IoT RPi ToDo List
Don't Skimp Code Security, Check Out DevSkim
Leveling Up with MonoGame and XML
iBeacons and UWP
CodeMaid Gets Some VB Loving and more...
From 0 to 100 with this ASP.NET Core/AngularX Project Template
Raspberry Pi Online Simulator and Azure IoT
Code Analysis at Compile? Why? Do it Live!
VSCode Your Next PWA
Getting Started with Azure IoT
Remarkable Comments with Remarker
Windows Template Studio (WTS) 1.1 Now Available

Coding4Fun Kinect Gallery

Kinect to Bouldering Pong
Kinect to Joints... Rotations that is...
Kinect to Zen Meditation
Kinect to at Home Rehab
HoloToolkit Setup - June Edition

Past Round-Ups

Coding4Fun January 2017 Round-up
Coding4Fun February 2017 Round-up
Coding4Fun First Quarter 2017 Round-Up
Coding4Fun April 2017 Round-up
Coding4Fun May 2017 Round-up

Coding4Fun 2014 Round-Up
Coding4Fun 2015 Round-Up
Coding4Fun 2016 Round-Up

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          Build a chat app with SignalR Core - Mikael Mengistu | Code Conversations    

In this video Mikael Mengistu  shows us how to build a simple chat app with SignalR Core.


          Pelapor PBB, pengamat media kecam tuntutan penutupan Al Jazeera   
Pakar Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa dan pengamat kebebasan media pada Rabu mengkritik empat negara Arab, yang berusaha menutup televisi Al Jazeera akibat perselisihan dengan Qatar. Arab Saudi, Uni Emirat Arab, Bahrain dan ...
          Twitter позначатиме неправдиві та небезпечні записи   

          Tables turn as media slams Trump for fake news   

Donald Trump has got himself in trouble again on Twitter, there are rumours Sean 'Spicy' Spicer is headed for a behind-the-scenes role, and social media is having a field day with Mr Trump's own fake news.

          Invisibilia Questions Your Emotions    
NPR’s Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel explain what they learned about feelings from their third season of Invisibilia. Society has come around to the idea that emotions are a force to be reckoned with – is that a good thing?

In the Spiel, it’s time to name another Lobstar.
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          'HIS idea not MINE': Tweet foreshadowed deadly YouTube stunt   

Just hours before a US woman was accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend in a failed YouTube video stunt, she posted on Twitter saying it would be "one of the most dangerous videos ever" and it was "HIS idea not MINE".

          'Beneath the dignity of your office': Republicans blast Trump Twitter spree   

The US President is under fire from within his own party after he attacks MSNBC's Morning Joe team, calling male host Joe Scarborough "psycho" and female host Mika Brzezinski "crazy" and "low IQ", saying she was "bleeding badly from a facelift".

          Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself   

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself $TWTR, $GOOGL, $CRM, $VZ, $SQ Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Thus, signaling the beginning of a “slow-rolling” auction of the high-profile, money-losing social media company. For months the company […]

The post Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself appeared first on Live Trading News.

          Comment on little notepads by peterkarlladage   
is your canning journal like your twitter? which is the most personal, or are they all? do you wish to integrate your journals, your self?
          Michael Phelps celebrates first post-retirement birthday with smushed cake   

Twitter: @jonas_shaffer


          Cara Menghentikan Twitter Nge-Follow Sendiri   

Bagi Anda yang merasa akun twitter nge-follow sendiri, kali in saya akan bagi tips cara menghentikannya, karena akun twitter milik saya pribadi juga sempat mengalami hal serupa dan setelah cari info sana sini, akhirnya ketemu caranya. Cara Menghentikan Twitter Nge-Follow Sendiri Yaitu dengan cara menghentikan akses pada aplikasi yang terhubung dengan twitter, caranya masuk ke …

The post Cara Menghentikan Twitter Nge-Follow Sendiri appeared first on

          The Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts   
It's the end of the month and as I always do, I've put together a list of the most popular posts of the last 30 days. Take a look at the list and see if there is anything neat that you missed this month.

The Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp starts in three weeks. There is still time to register. If you're a Mainer, email me for a special discount only available to schools in Maine.

Here are the most popular posts of the month:
1. New Grading Options in Google Forms
2. Six Types of Video Creation Projects - And 18 Video Creation Tools
3. 4 Good Formative Assessment Tools for Classrooms That Aren't 1:1
4. Be Internet Awesome - Google's New Internet Safety Curriculum
5. Track Progress Toward Goals With This Google Sheets Template
6. Make Stop Motion Videos On Your Chromebook
7. Grade Items in G Suite Side-by-Side With Otus
8. How to Create a Word Cloud in Google Docs
9. How to Move from Google Drive to One Drive
10. 12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Individual and group registration is still open for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp and the BYOD Camp. Register with a group and get a great discount!

Four online courses starting in July:
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Discovery Education & Wilkes University offer online courses for earning Master's degrees in Instructional Media.
PrepFactory offers a great place for students to prepare for SAT and ACT tests.
Boise State University offers a 100% online program in educational technology.
My Simpleshow provides a great way to create explanatory videos.

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          The Tour de France Begins Tomorrow - Resources for Learning More About It   
The Tour de France begins tomorrow. What started out as a promotion to boost the sales of newspapers in France is now one of the biggest sporting events in the world (and a big business). Here are some resources for learning more about the Tour de France.

Check out this animated video to learn all about the tactics of the race, the logistics of the race, the physiology of riding in the race, and many other interesting facts about the world's most famous bicycle race.

If watching the race (broadcast on NBC Sports in the US) inspires you to get outside and ride a bike, don't forget your helmet. The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky offers some good resources about brain injury prevention. One of those resources is a short animated video designed to teach students about the need for wearing a helmet and how to wear helmets when biking or skateboarding. In the video students learn how to pick a helmet and how to properly fit a helmet. Watch the two minute video below.

The Science Behind the Bike is a four part video series from The Open University. The series has a total running length of 33 minutes and is a complement to a larger Open Learn course called The Science Behind Wheeled Sports. The videos and the course are designed to help students understand the physics, the physiology,  and the technology that influence the outcome of cycling events.

Sticking with the science of bicycling, Global Cycling Network offers a video addressing the question of whether having a light bike or light body makes the bigger difference in speed on a bike. The video is a bit long, but worth watching for the process and outcome. Ask your students for predictions before jumping to the end.

How is the overall winner of the Tour de France determined? It's not as simple as you might think. In addition to the overall winner's Yellow Jersey there are other prizes awarded in the race. Learn all about how the race times and points are calculated by watching the following video from the Global Cycling Network.

Minute Physics offers two videos about the physics of bicycles. In How Do Bikes Stay Up? we learn how bikes stay upright, how design and weight influences balance, and why bicycles are difficult to balance in reverse.

The Counterintuitive Physics of Turning a Bike explains how we turn bicycles.


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          Missing Girl 'Tells' Her Story on Sheriff's Twitter Feed   
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it was reviewing leads after it posted about 50 tweets in the "voice" of Christy Luna, who disappeared in 1984.
          Practical Ed Tech Live - Episode 10 - ISTE Recap + Q&A   
Just a few minutes ago I wrapped-up the tenth episode of Practical Ed Tech Live. Most of the time was spent on my ISTE recap, but I did answer a couple of reader questions at the end. Next week I will cover more questions. The video of the episode is embedded below. You can get the outline and resource links here.


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          Great Chromebook & G Suite PD on Both Coasts   
Summer is here and it's a great time to learn new skills and brush-up on old ones. If your school is moving to Chromebooks and or G Suite for Education, I have two great professional development opportunities to share with you.

Folks on the west coast should look into Beyond Tech Ed's two day training classes happening in Palm Springs, California on August 2nd and 3rd. Use the code FAMILY25 to receive a great discount on your registration.

If you're on the east coast, join me in Portland, Maine for the Practical Ed Tech Chromebook Camp on July 20th and 21st. Teachers in Maine should email me for special discount code.

Disclosure: Beyond Tech Ed is an advertiser on this blog. 

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          iMendi Quick Vocabulary Review in Eight Languages   
iMendi is a simple site for reviewing key vocabulary words and phrases in eight languages. To use the site simply select a language and start flipping flashcard questions. You get two tries at the answering correctly on each card before iMendi gives you the correct answer.

If you want to focus on a specific set of vocabulary words, you can pick a specific lesson or word list from iMendi's menus that appear above every flashcard.

iMendi is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Czech.

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          Front Row Offers Differentiated Resources for Social Studies Instruction   
Front Row has developed a great reputation over the last couple of years for the differentiated math and ELA resources that it offers to teachers and students. This week at ISTE 17 I sat down with the CEO of Front Row to take a look at the new social studies resources that Front Row is offering.

Front Row's new social studies resources are organizing into fifteen units. The units cover the topics most commonly included in social studies classes in the United States. Some of those unit topics are Civil Rights, the American Revolution, and Economics. Within each topic in you will find articles and discussion questions for your students.

Applications for Education
Front Row lets you choose from multiple versions of the same article to distribute to your students. You can give the same version of an article to all students or give different versions to individual students in your classroom. Front Row has a short diagnostic test for your students to take when they join your Front Row classroom. The results of that diagnostic test can help you identify which version of each article to give to your students.

Register for Teaching History With Technology where you'll learn how to use many more tools like Front Row in your social studies lessons. 

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          TS291: LGBT Pride Month, Theresa May, Tony Awards, Guest Dave Holmes   
This week Bryan shares the importance of rehearsed speeches while Erin shares about the Arizona jaywalking epidemic. Also, Theresa May may have lost her Conservative party hold but she’s still sticking around to try and bulldoze through more social safety nets, and the Trump administration still has yet to acknowledge LGBT Pride Month but manages to talk about literally anything else.  Plus guest Dave Holmes is here to discuss Cher’s reggae medley, cheese-themed rating scales, and his book Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs. Follow Dave on Twitter @daveholmes
          TS285: 9th Circuit Courts, Center for American Progress, Guest Matt Baume   
This week Bryan has returned from Japan with some serious jet lag, while Erin got caught in a trash tornado thanks to the Santa Ana winds. Also, the 9th Circuit Court is back at it again and overturned a California ruling which now allows employers to pay women less based on previous salaries, and a recent survey from the Center for American Progress shows that LGBTQ people are retreating back into the closet. Plus, guest Matt Baume is here to discuss Drag Con, his book “Defining Marriage”, and his podcast “The Sewers of Paris” about media that has changed the lives of gay men.  Find Matt on Twitter @mattbaume or @sewersofparis for his podcast and at his website
          TS282: Bill O'Reilly, LiveJournal, Guest Michelle Collins   
This week Bryan is fully invested in Radish season, while Erin shares a fight with her grandfather as to why he isn’t watching Feud. Also, The New York Times has uncovered that Bill O'Reilly has paid out millions to settle claims of sexual harassment and the now Russian owned LiveJournal has officially banned political speech and pro-LGBTQ content in what they call “Political Solicitation”. Plus, Guest Michelle Collins is here to discuss Mama Junes weight loss, game shows, and her new job hosting the Little Women: LA live after show. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram @michcoll 
          TS280: United Airlines, Voices, Guest Adam Buxton   
This week Bryan has a critical Chico’s update, while Erin finally ventures to Catch restaurant, the most interesting place on Yelp. Also, United Airlines barred 2 teenage girls from their flight for wearing leggings, and a recent study in voice and speech patterns shows that men and women who were perceived to have “gay voice” were inadequate for higher position roles in companies. Plus, guest Adam Buxton is here to discuss his cult UK show “The Adam and Joe Show”, his incredible biking abilities, and his amazing podcast “The Adam Buxton Podcast”. Find Adam Buxton on Twitter @AdamBuxton Max Fun Drive 2017 is still in full force! Donate today!
          TS279: Beauty and the Beast, Class Action Lawsuits, Guest Joel Kim Booster   
This week Bryan was blindsided by the appearance of the new season of Great British Bakeoff on Netflix, while Erin struggles with multiple splinters. Also, Beauty and the Beast finally revealed their exclusively gay moment this weekend and boy was it a disappointment, and women in the workplace may have a harder time filing class action lawsuits against their employer thanks to a new bill by congress. Plus Guest Joel Kim Booster is here to discuss being fired from a Dippin Dots stand, Palm Springs, and coming out to Evangelical parents. Follow Joel Kim Booster on Twitter and Instagram @ihatejoelkim Donate to the Max Fun drive today!
          TS277: Rainbow Bar, “Together Alone”, Rural Hospitals   
This week Bryan discusses a horrid date he once had with a plastic surgeon, while Erin shares a dramatic reading of Karen Pence's twitter account. Also, a recent article in the Huffington post called “Together Alone” discusses gay culture but at the same time makes mass generalizations, and rural area hospitals are not following the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act and are turning away women in labor. Only 2 more episodes of Throwing Shade on TV Land! Watch Tuesdays at 10:30 PM.
          TS275: Anchored North, James Green, Guest Dan Bucatinsky   
This week Bryan discusses his tv binge watching, while Erin shares her story of courage by going to the farmers market in the rain. Also, video ads for a conversion therapy ministry have been popping up on LGBTQ Facebook feeds, and James Green a now former GOP county official of Utah decided it was a good idea to criticize an equal pay bill because he still believes women belong in the home. Plus, guest Dan Bucatinsky is back to discuss his former retail career, the tragedy of using fluorescent lighting on a gay man in his 40s, and his new tv show “24: Legacy” airing Monday nights on FOX. Follow Dan on Twitter and Instagram @danbucatinsky
          TS273: Super Bowl, Act 45, Dating Profiles, Guests Charles Rogers and Jordan Firstman   
This week Bryan discusses forgetting most of Lady Gaga’s discography, while Erin shares the issues with Barbara Bush’s concealer application. Also, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson decided to continue to be horrible and sign Act 45 one of the most restrictive anti-abortion legislations in the country, and a new survey for Gay and Bisexual men on dating apps finds that guys with masc for masc and no fems in their profiles significantly less intelligent, sexually confident and dateable. Plus, guests Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers are back on to discuss being emotional exhibitionists, the word “Fudgepack”, and their new short film “Men Don’t Whisper”. Follow Jordan and Charles on Twitter and Instagram! @jtfirstman and @gcharlesrogers  
          TS271: Post Election Polls, House Bill 133, Guests Caitlin Barlow & Katie O'Brien   
This week Bryan and Erin share about their time at the Women’s March and the disaster of a human that is Kellyanne Conway. Also, a post election poll shows that Republican men believe women have it better in America right now, and House Bill 133 in Wyoming would allow discrimination under religious freedom against LGBTQ people. Plus, guests Caitlin Barlow and Katie O'Brien from the TV Land show “Teachers” are here to discuss Kris Jenners influence, their improve group “the Katydids”, and writing polar opposite characters from themselves. Catch “Teachers” on TV Land Tuesdays at 9PM before Throwing Shade. Follow them on Twitter! @katiecobrien and @Caitlin__Barlow
          TS265: Craft Fair, Sofía Vergara, Susan Olsen, Guest David Mills   
This week Bryan discusses parenting Sherman, while Erin shares her nightmare visit to a craft fair. Also, Sofía Vergara is knee deep in a custody battle with her ex over frozen embryos and Susan Olsen, of Brady Bunch fame, was fired from her radio show after tongue-lashing her most recent guest with homophobic slurs. What would Carol Brady think? Plus guest David Mills is here to discuss punctuation, post-Brexit London, and his time working on “Florence Foster Jenkins”. Follow David on Twitter @davidmillsdept
          TS264: Charity Events, “Fixer Upper”, Greg Abbott, Guest Dana Tuinier   
This week Bryan tells us all about his family’s evening with Hannibal Lecter in Vegas, while Erin shares her run in with Rachel Zoe at a rich, rich, rich charity event. Also, a controversial Buzzfeed article speculates about the hosts of HGTVs “Fixer Upper” and their views on LGBTQ people due to their support of an evangelical church. and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has finalized his plans that require abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains at the patients expense. Plus guest TV Land Executive Dana Tuinier is here to discuss the time she screamed at Bryan in public, her involvement with The Trevor Project, and being instrumental in bringing Throwing Shade to TV Land. Happy December Honeybunz! Follow Dana on twitter @troubleverydana
          TS263: Poison Control, Imposter Syndrome, KT McFarland, Guest Marc Andreyko   
This week Bryan shares about the scam that is poison control, while Erin’s fur baby is back in town! Also some researchers in Austria have recently confirmed Imposter Syndrome as being harmful in the workplace, and the absolutely homophobic and horrible KT McFarland has just been appointed by Trump for a staff position. Plus, Guest Marc Andreyko is here to discuss the Napa Valley Train, women in comics, and his new graphic novel “Love is Love” to raise money for the victims, survivors, and loved ones of the Orlando Pulse shootings. Find Marc on Twitter @marcandreyko and pre-order "Love is Love" at
          La Guardia Civil busca a un menor de 16 años desaparecido en Écija (Sevilla)   

Un menor de 16 años de edad ha desaparecido en la localidad sevillana de Écija, según ha publicado la Guardia Civil en su cuenta de Twitter, consultada por Europa Press.

          La Guardia Civil busca a un menor de 16 años desaparecido en Écija (Sevilla)   

Un menor de 16 años de edad ha desaparecido en la localidad sevillana de Écija, según ha publicado la Guardia Civil en su cuenta de Twitter, consultada por Europa Press.

          Buscan a un menor de 16 años desaparecido en Écija   

Un menor de 16 años de edad ha desaparecido en la localidad sevillana de Écija, según ha publicado la Guardia Civil en su cuenta de Twitter, consultada por Europa Press.

          Buscan a un menor de 16 años desaparecido en Écija   

Un menor de 16 años de edad ha desaparecido en la localidad sevillana de Écija, según ha publicado la Guardia Civil en su cuenta de Twitter, consultada por Europa Press.

          Moto X4 said to arrive on Project Fi in Q4 2017   
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          Indian-Americans and Spelling Bees: Adding some nuance   
It's that time of the year again. The only night of the year when desi people dominate ESPN primetime in the United States. The Scripps National Spelling Bee. Yet again, the winner...or rather co-winners..came from the families of Indian immigrants.

This has been happening for over a decade now, and every year, the aftermath of the Bee in Indian media and Indian and Indian-origin social media follows a similar pattern. There are a few think pieces about why Indian-Americans are so good at spelling bees. Some folks go all uber-patriotic extolling the superior virtues of our intellectual tradition and what not (cue...Bhaaaaarrrraat maaata kiiii.......). And some folks sneer, indulging in a mild form of communal self-loathing. I don't have kids but my close Indian-American friends who do are very emphatic about how they will not make...or even let their kids participate in something as nerdy and inherently uncool as a spelling bee.

Through Twitter I came across this post that quotes Varun Grover's interview in the excellent excellent documentary I Am Offended (do watch if you haven't) which references spelling bees. That blog, and Varun in that documentary, are making a larger point about how the Indian education system is centered around rote learning, stifling creativity and basically preparing "middle managers". And that the success in spelling bees is a symptom of that.

While I agree with Varun and Auctorly on the larger problem, I don't think it is correct to link spelling bees to that problem. I see where they are coming from, and the reason for that is a couple of myths about spelling bees in general which merit some attention.

Myth #1 Spelling Bees are all about memorizing thousands and thousands and thousands of words, and regurgitating them on stage.

I used to think the same way, but it's not really that way. A few years ago, I had a long chat with a student of mine (I am a college professor) who in her school days had participated in the spelling bee. She didn't win, but talked to me about how much fun it was, and ended up giving me a different perspective on this activity that I too once sneered at. Then I read some more about it, watched the documentary Spellbound, talked to some more students over the years, and I think it is necessary to add some nuance to how we view the "sport".

Spelling bee as a contest is more about pattern recognition than just rote memorization. Don't get me wrong. Of course it is important to know and remember many many words to participate in a spelling bee. But the same is true of scrabble. Or crosswords. Or trivia quizzing. Heck, memorization is key even in chess. A serious chess player will have thousands of moves and games memorized.

Just like all those activities/sports, spelling bee is about, yes, having a memory bank of relevant information, but at the top level, it is often about recognizing patterns, working out clues, and then formulating an answer by accessing the relevant information from your brain.

You know how the kids ask for meaning, language of origin, use it in a sentence etc etc? It is not for theater. It has important information, and many times, can even help you make an educated guess at the spelling of a word you've never heard of by using what is basically pattern recognition.

Let me give you an example about how I, without memorizing any words, was able to correctly guess one of the words in the final this year. The word was chremslach. When it was first uttered, I thought it would start with "Kr" and maybe end with "che" or "kh". Then I heard that the word was Yiddish. And the meaning was a kind of passover pastry. Instantly I thought of a pastry that a Jewish deli near my house excels at - rugelach. The end sounded the same. So it had to end in -lach. And the different pronunciations of the starting syllable suggested chr not Kr. The repeated usage by the moderator further confirmed what I had in my mind. A pattern emerged and voila. There the spelling was.

I felt thrilled at having worked it out before the contestant answered. It was a thrill similar to the one I get as a trivia quizzer when I crack a cleverly framed Final Jeopardy style "workout-able" question. Or the thrill I get when I crack a particularly cryptic clue in crosswords.

The aforementioned student kept stressing about how much fun the whole thing was for her. She said it was a form of solving puzzles. And I saw what she meant. I asked her, isn't it boring to memorize thousands and thousands of words. She said no, she LOVES words (sidenote - she always wrote the most well-crafted and thoughtful term papers in my class). And again, I see her point.

When you enjoy any activity built on pattern recognition so much that you want to seriously compete in it, you don't think of the underlying memorization as a drab chore. I like to play scrabble semi-competitively, and it is fun for me to have those cruel 2 letter words memorized so I can gain advantage on the board despite not having great tiles. And I'm sure poker players don't think of probability calculations as mundane.

Myth #2 These desi spelling be winners will most likely end up as middle managers, code coolies, cogs in the corporate machine....just total drones.

Although it seems like Indian-Americans have been winning the bee for ages, in reality, it's been less than two decades that it has been happening consistently. So the sample of winners is not statistically significant, but from whatever I read in "where are they now" type stories, I saw very few, if any, ending up in those drone type jobs.

A lot of them were in some form of research, which to me, as an academic researcher, makes sense. Research is like the rigorous grown-up impactful form of pattern recognition that is built upon a deep memory bank of knowledge about a subject. A bunch of them were doctors and lawyers. One was a professional poker player (again, pattern recognition and memory). And so on. I even googled a few names of winners and always found that the person was doing something really cool.

Maybe a systematic study will throw up more details.

Myth #3 We Indians are just awesome at English and we are such brainiacs and we have the bestest education-centric culture so we are awesome at Spelling Bees

While the first two myths were in the self-loathing category, this one is in the uber-patriotic category. I have no problem with Indians or Indian-origin feeling proud or elated or whatever at this dominance, although I am personally from the Bill Hicks school of thought when it comes to patriotism.

But let us dispel with this notion that there is something really inherently culturally genetically special about Indians that our kids just go to America, show up at spelling bees, and start winning them left and right. There is actually a pretty strong and well-organized training infrastructure that is making all this possible. Remember that these contestants train with the rigor and discipline of athletes. It is not done in isolation, but requires broader support like with any sport or activity.

What you see on ESPN is the culmination of a year of smaller contests, local spelling bees, practice bees, and other such events on the local circuits. And there's a kind of feedback loop that forms. Successive generations build on the success of previous generations. Legacies and even "dynasties" are created and inspire some to adhere to it. I could keep going, but I came across this article that explains the quasi-institutional reasons behind the dominance in more detail.

If some other community starts taking such a deep interest in the sport and organizes in such a serious grassroots way, other communities could start dominating too.

One thing to note is that the winners have all been kids of Indians who migrated to the United States. Recent Indian immigrants, much like recent immigrants of other communities, tend to socialize more with their compatriots and do so in a very community-based way, with associations and groups and mandals and so on. But second generation Indian-Americans are more assimilated in the American mainstream. So when they grow up and have kids of their own, they are not as plugged into the Indian-American groups and associations as their parents were.

So you don't see many (or even any?) third generation Indian-American children winning the spelling bee or even making it to the national finals, because they don't have automatic access to that community-based infrastructure.

The best way to end this post is to quote a now-grown-up Nupur Lala, the star of the Oscar winning documentary who arguably started this Indian-American phenomenon.

“Having watched Spellbound, I realized that several of my competitors weren’t any worse than me ability-wise, but they didn’t have the same advantages—economic privilege, educational background, family dynamics,” she says. “I know that played a big, big role in my success. As a 14-year-old, I really thought I was one of the best spellers out there. In hindsight, I think, yeah, I was a very good speller, but I also had some of the best preparation and resources out there. I had a mom who had a graduate degree in linguistics. Parents who have literally hundreds of books in the house, and who were very motivated to help me succeed.”

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          Identity is not always Community   
A few days ago, Rajdeep Sardesai, generally a liberal, reasonable and likable voice in the Indian TV media, tweeted,

Big day for my goa. Two GSBs, both talented politicians become full cabinet ministers. Saraswat pride!! @manoharparrikar and Suresh Prabhu.
I cringed. And not just as someone who, through the random genetic lottery, was born in a family whose caste label reads Goud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB). I was particularly disappointed that an otherwise progressive voice was echoing such medieval sentiments. I tweeted back my disagreement and gave in to the hashtag impulse, labeling it #SaraswatShame. The hashtag was half in jest, half in disappointment, and not exactly accurate, but we'll come to that later.

I was not the only one who found fault with his tweet. Many people pushed back, with the responses ranging from outright abuse to expressions of disappointment. Rajdeep doubled down, responding,

 proud GSB, proud Goan, proud Indian. No contradiction.
And yesterday, he defended himself at length in a column in Hindustan Times titled Identity is not always destiny.

The title of the column is perfect, because identity may not always be destiny, but identity is not always "community" either. In fact, the core of my disagreement with Sardesai lies in conflating caste with community, and placing caste identity in the same bracket as being from a state or a country.

I hate writing stuff like "Oxford/Webster's dictionary defines community as....." so I'll leave it to you to look up exactly what the definition is. But the way I see it, a community is shaped and defined through some common experience or attitude/outlook.

I consider myself a part of many many communities. I am part of Indian, American, Indian-American, Punekar, Mumbaikar, New Yorker, Maharashtrian, Marathi, etc. communities as a result of sharing geography or language and/or nationality with others in that group. I am part of Engineer, IIM, MBA, PhD, Penn State, Academia, Marketing, etc, communities as a result of sharing my education or career related experiences with others in that group. Thinking test cricket is the best sport ever makes me part of the test cricket puritan community. Loving the Pittsburgh Steelers team and cheering it on every season makes me part of the Steeler Nation.

I am not sure what experience or attitude or outlook would or should make me consider myself (and with unabashed pride) part of the GSB community, at least in the 21st century. I can understand caste being considered a source of community identity a century or two ago, when people lived more or less segregated into those castes. But then we all generally realized that the caste system isn't the best topology to adopt if we want to build a good society, because the system seeded and engendered discrimination on the basis of birth.

Almost all Indians I know think (or at least say) that the caste system is a relic that should be relegated to irrelevance in an ideal society. Then a good start would be to think of caste as irrelevant, not as a specious source of pride. And that's where Sardesai's tweet had a problem - by perpetuating that which should ideally be irrelevant.

Sardesai drops a lot of names, from Sachin Tendulkar to Deepika Padukone, when enumerating the "enormous contributions" of our supposed community. But what exactly do Rajdeep or I as GSBs have in common meaningfully with Sachin Tendulkar as a GSB, that we don't with Ajinkya Rahane, also from Mumbai and not (as far as I can tell) a GSB? What have we as GSBs shared with other GSBs other than simply the label of being called GSBs?

Is it the most commonly defined culinary feature of GSBs - we have religious sanction to eat fish? Heh! We do not have religious sanction to eat steaks but clearly both Sardesai and I enjoy a good slab of succulent cow meat.

I don't really consider myself part of the Saraswat "community" and so don't really feel #SaraswatShame in Sardesai's bizarre views. I know being Saraswat is a tiny irrelevant trivial part of my identity, but it's no more defining of me than my identity as a guy with black hair. And I am surprised that someone like Sardesai is conflating such an irrelevant expression of identity with community.

What is the basis of defining this community other than just the label identifying ourselves as such?

Shared history? I won't go into the specifics of the problems with the history-based argument Sardesai makes in his column, mainly because Kaustubh has done it splendidly already.

But history brings me to the other problem with the "Saraswat Pride" sentiment that Sardesai espouses. And that's the history of the privileged and powerful position that brahmins in general, including GSBs, used to hold in the caste system with legal sanction until recently. We had a monopoly on education and on running the religion. We were the "haves" in a system that perpetrated the vilest atrocities, violent as well as insidious, on a large swathe of the population we defined as lower caste or caste-less.

As Sardesai notes a little fallaciously

In this political milieu, the Brahmins have usually lost out because their numerical strength doesn’t justify greater political representation. Which is why it is significant that Parrikar and Prabhu made the cut.
This is a point on which I recently had an argument with some fellow Marathi Brahmin friends as well. This weird self-pitying victim mentality that many Brahmins have about not being uber-dominant in politics the way we are in almost every other aspect of Indian society, from industry to academia to entertainment. Never mind that the proportion of Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chief Ministers, and Governors over the years from the Brahmin community is probably at least 3 times the proportion of Brahmins in the general population (caveat - I haven't crunched the numbers, but I strongly suspect this to be the case based on what I could remember).

But we still love indulging in this weird victim mentality in the "political milieu". Never mind that both guys Sardesai mentions have held positions of political power in the past. Parrikar was the Chief Minister of Goa and Prabhu was a cabinet minister in the last BJP government as well.

Regardless of all this, even if you grant the factually questionable premise that Brahmins are deprived of political power as a result of caste-based politics prevalent in many parts of the country, this cannot be viewed as divorced from history, especially in a democracy. Autocratic rule allowed higher castes to monopolize power, resources, and education for centuries. If 6 decades of democracy has resulted in a backlash electorally, well, suck it up.

Related to this, someone asked me online, "Why do you have problems with Sardesai touting Saraswat pride but you have no problems with people celebrating historic Dalit or OBC achievements in politics?"

I couldn't believe that I had to actually explain it, but here is what I said. Dalit or OBC leaders achieving a position of power after centuries of discrimination and systematic disenfranchisement is actually bucking the trend of history. Righting old wrongs in a way. In terms of a sports metaphor, it's like cheering the underdog. On the other hand, when people from a caste that held power, enjoyed monopoly over intellectual resources and were complicit in perpetuating discrimination until recently start gloating about their achievements, it almost suggests they are implying supremacy again.

It's many commentators, black and from other races, expressed pride and satisfaction in a black man becoming President of the United States. In the historic context, it makes perfect sense. Your expressions of community pride, to not seem distasteful, have to gel with the historic context.

Let's say the next President of America is white. What Sardesai tweeted was the equivalent of a white news anchor like Brian Williams tweeting "White pride!" in response. And responding to criticism with "Proud white guy, proud Jersey guy, proud American! No contradictions."

Because identity is not always community.

          Thoughts on Haider   
Watched Haider. Liked it a lot. But it certainly isn't Vishal Bhardwaj's best as some reviewers have suggested. It wasn't a masterpiece like Maqbool and Blue Umbrella were. It had its problems. And the problems weren't fundamental, but cosmetic. Which makes the problems all the more annoying.

It seemed like Michaelangelo's David wearing underwear because its creator didn't want some people to blush. Or the Mona Lisa with eyebrows penciled on at the last minute because Leonardo didn't want to deal with "but where are the eyebrows?" questions.  

You can see that there was a masterpiece hidden in there, but was robbed of its true form due to lack of total conviction or concerns about propriety. Ironically, it seems like Vishal had his own "to be or not to be" struggle about how much to push the envelope. And ended up undermining the end product. Not too much, but just enough to make it fall short of greatness.

Here are some disjointed thoughts about the movie.

1) The "Anti-Army" charges

Many self-proclaimed nationalists on Twitter have been bashing the film as being "anti-army". Haider isn't nearly as anti-army as Maqbool was "anti-police". Vishal cast two corrupt police officers in the role of the witches from Macbeth, and gave them a lot more mischief to do. Heck, Haider isn't even as anti-army as Hum Aapke Hai Koun is "anti-stairs" because if not for those damn stairs, Pooja would've been alive and Nisha and Prem would've gotten married without Tuffy having to exert himself.

A lot of this "nationalist" outrage against Haider is a by-product of the mass delusion that most Indians have willingly been a part of and ardently sought to perpetuate. The delusion that the idea of India is more inclusive and benign than it actually is. That if some folks in Kashmir or in the North-East don't consider themselves Indian, it's just stupid, their fault, and totally the handiwork of Pakistan and/or China. And....most importantly....that our army can do no wrong. It can't do anything dishonorable or horrible.

But our army sometimes.....often.... does dishonorable or horrible things. Mostly because as Shivam Vij explains, that's the army's job in situations like 1990s Kashmir.

If you watch the movie without having this naive hyper-nationalized romanticized notion of what the Indian army is, Haider actually seems to go somewhat out of its way to be respectful to the army and justify its perceived excesses. When a home is blown up, it is because a bonafide terrorist really is hiding in it. People are are tortured either are or are strongly suspected of being terrorists trained by Pakistan. And if innocent people are being incarcerated or killed, it's not the army's fault. It is due to misinformation from the conniving two-faced Ikhwan types.

2) Excessive Soapbox Usage

Vishal has so far occupied a level higher than other Indian directors because of how nuanced, layered, and yet powerful his scripts are. You're not hit over the head with blatant exposition of irony, tragedy, or even humor. 

Haider was a bit too "speechy". And I don't mean the soliloquies that Hamlet is famous for. In fact most of those were excised. I mean speechy in the sense that Vishal and Basharat Peer seeme to be almost compelled to give us a preachy soapbox exposition of almost every political perspective in the Kashmir issue. 

So you have the speech about Nehru's betrayal, and the speech about Kashmiri Pandits, and the speech about how violence isn't the answer, and the speech about how "azadi" is synonymous with joining Pakistan, and the speech about.......about about about......

To make matters worse, not only were the speeches utterly banal, but they also served as speed-breakers in the narrative. They were less Vishal Bhardwaj and more Mani Ratnam or Aaron Sorkin. 

The most poignant points about the whole issue were actually made in several vintage Vishal scenes, either sub-textually or organically. The chutzpah-AFSPA dialog for instance or the scene in which Basharat himself has a cameo. 

All those soapbox scenes, the movie could have done without. I couldn't help but feel that they were there for Vishal to hedge politically. Every one of those scenes was meant to mollify or assuage one of the stakeholders in  the Kashmir issue. It's like Vishal had a checklist and wanted to make sure everyone got their spiel in and nobody felt left-out. The end result ironically is that you will find several Indian nationalists, Pakistanis, pro-freedom Kashmiris, Kashmiri Pandits, and so on who think the movie is unfair to their perspective.  

3) Shahid Kapoor

Shahid put in a solid effort. He tried hard and stretched himself to the maximum. But it simply wasn't good enough. Especially in the second half when Hamlet in the play really comes into his element, Shahid Kapoor seemed instead to be channeling Sridevi from Sadma. 

The movie would've been better served by casting not Shahid, but an actor who won accolades for playing a guy named Shahid - Rajkumar Rao. At several points in the movie when Shahid's earnest but inadequate emoting was making me cringe, I closed my eyes and tried to imagine Rajkumar Rao in the same scene.

          "Khana Mat Khao" or In Telugu, Rice = Food?   
Thanks to the harsh winter we are having, I have been battling cold, cough, and fever for over a week now. Last night, during a particularly phlegm-infested sleep cycle, I had a dream. A nostalgic dream, I dreamed of something from 28 years ago in Andhra Pradesh. Something that had baffled me for years.

In 1986 when I was 6 years old, my dad was transferred to Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh for a year. A couple of months after we move there, I fell ill. Fever, cold, cough, same as now. My dad took me to the neighborhood doctor (the neighborhood was Aryapuram, if memory serves). The doctor was a native Andhra-ite with a very rudimentary grasp of Hindi. We were Maharashtrians who spoke Hindi but with very little knowledge of Telugu. So we spoke in Hindi.

The good doctor examined me, wrote up a prescription for what I assume were antibiotics (that's the trusted way to treat the flu in India), and then proceeded to give me some dietary advice in Hindi.

Doc: Teen din ke liye, khana mat khao (For three days, don't have any food (or so it literally translates))
Dad: Kya? Kuch bhi nahi? (What? Eat nothing?)
Doc: Nahi nahi, khao. Bread khao, roti khao, dal khao, khana mat khao. (No No, you must eat. Eat bread, roti, dal, but don't eat food.)
Dad & Me: ???????????????????????
Doc: (also confused, but repeating) Bread khao, roti khao, khana mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat food.)
Dad: Lekin........ bread aur roti bhi toh khana hi hai. (But.....bread and roti is also food)
Doc: (looks at me and dad for a few minutes, thinks, and then suddenly smiles) Rice! Rice mat khao! (Rice! Don't eat rice!)
Dad: Rice?
Doc: Haan, bread khao, roti khao, rice mat khao (Eat bread, roti, but don't eat rice)

Now, the medical validity of the doctor's dietary advice aside, for almost three decades, this incident has been stored in my memory banks. I occasionally remember it and am confused. Today after I had dreamed of it, I thought of an explanation. Maybe in colloquial/spoken Telugu, in some parts of Andhra Pradesh (especially Rajahmndry), the word for rice is similar to the word for food/meal. The good doctor wasn;t exactly fluent in Hindi. So maybe it was a translation error.

So I turned to twitter for answers. Based on the responses I got, the verdict is mixed. Half the people say that the words are indeed used interchangeably. Others disagree.

I don't know. But it was fun to get a humorous blast from the distant past.     

          Problem with Seth MacFarlane - He Insists Upon Himself   
Last night was Oscar night. For a couple of weeks leading up to it, I was tweeting about how choosing Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars was a horrible mistake because he was overrated, unfunny, and by and large a talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did. Many people, especially Family Guy fanbois, responded with indignation.

But then, last night was Oscar night. The mainstream press reviews as well as the overall twitter feedback was unanimous - Seth MacFarlane sucked!

And he was bound to suck. Because he is an overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

Here's the problem with Seth MacFarlane.

Apart from being overrated, unfunny, and a by and large talentless hack who just got lucky getting the right breaks when he did.

His jokes are just a manifestation of his immense self-indulgence and a meta-idea of how funny his jokes are supposed to be seen as.

His jokes aren't funny because of their content or humor quotient. He thinks his jokes are funny BECAUSE he thinks he is being so cool and edgy and counter-cultural by the virtue of the topics he is addressing. So it isn't so much what the joke is saying that is supposed to amused us, but the topic of the joke itself. Seth thinks that we should find any joke he makes about topic X funny only because most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about topic X, and he was cool enough to do so.

Except, that's not what makes jokes funny. Or that's not all that makes jokes funny. Yes, there is an edgy appeal to tackling subjects that most straight laced people wouldn't dare joke about. But the jokes themselves have to be funny and clever. Let me give you an example from last night.

Talking about Lincoln, Seth said, "”I would argue that the actor who got most inside Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth.”

I yawned. And when he got a lukewarm response from the audience, Seth's reaction was "too soon?"

No, Seth, I don't personally think joking about an assassination that happened almost a century and a half ago is "too soon". The problem isn't that your joke was "too soon". It's that the joke was simply way too lazy, pedestrian, and something you expect to hear in 3rd rate comedy clubs with 2-drink minimums. It's an oh-so-predictable use of the "getting into one's head" metaphor and the fact that Booth was an actor.

When I find something funny, it's because someone made an observation and phrased it in a way I never would have thought of myself. And I wish I had. This joke was just lazy and stupid. If MacFarlane chooses to believe that he got a poor response because the joke was somehow edgy, politically incorrect, or whatever, he is just deluding himself.

And that's the problem with Family Guy too. For the first 3 seasons, Family Guy was a reasonably funny show. It had amusing and reasonably novel storylines supported by quirky characters, and frequent pop-culture references.

Then maybe MacFarlane ran out of story ideas. The show just became consumed by those pop-culture references. So just making a joke about topic X was supposed to be the amusing part, forget what the actual joke was. Family Guy decided that it was somehow the premier voice of wise-ass counter-culture. Which, well, it could have been. If it had written funny jokes. But it didn't.

MacFarlane decided that a joke would be funny just because it used a random topical or pop-culture reference. And 4th season onward, you could see these randomly unfunny jokes coming a mile away. The writing process itself got distinctly lazy. Something that South Park accurately spoofed -

To use Family Guy and Peter Griffin's own poorly phrased words, when it comes to making topical or pop-culture jokes, the show "insists upon itself".

And essentially, that's what MacFarlane did at the Oscars. He insisted upon himself. He insisted that by the virtue of who he was and the topics he was tackling, he should be hailed as a comedic genius. It was as if manatees were picking up random supposedly controversial pop culture references, and adding random nouns and verbs to make it a joke. And if we didn't find his jokes funny, we were just moldy curmudgeons who were too stuck up to get the jokes.

Seth MacFarlane doesn't realize that whether someone finds the selection of topics too risque or not (and I never have), his jokes simply aren't funny anymore. And that's what led to him bombing so badly at the Oscars. He thinks his limited fake voices and accents can inject an illusion of humor into his lazy jokes.

But all he does is, he insists upon himself.

          Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough question Donald Trump's mental health after Twitter outburst   
          Why EPL is Soccer and not Football: The Definitive Answer   
I have been in America for 6 years now, and will most likely spend my life here. Like almost all Americans, I refer to what is played in the NFL as football, and what is played in the EPL as soccer.

I don't like soccer. Have never liked soccer. Even as a kid growing up in India, decades before I even heard of the Superbowl or NFL, I found soccer an extremely boring sport. But this post is not about why soccer is so boring. This post isn't about the banality of a "sport" that features 90 minutes of ambling around, kicking around a ball, and scoring on an average just 1-2 times during the whole excruciating period. This post isn't about a sport where it is not considered shameful to feign injuries, where convincing playacting wins games, and where referees seem even more willfully clueless than the fake referees in WWE pro wrestling. This post isn't about the utterly fallacious argument "Soccer is the #1 sport in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome", that could also be extended to say "denying women rights and dignity is a practice prevalent in most countries in the world, so it has to be awesome".

No, this post is about the name nonsense. You know, what the "real" football is. That what's played in EPL is the only sport that can and should be called football. That churlish notion is what this post is about.

In my academic, professional, and personal life, I have gotten to know about a dozen or so Europeans and a couple of South Americans well enough to call them friends. I have had countless conversations with them, over the course of which, I have referred to Europe and South America's favorite sport as "soccer" and not "football". No eyelids were batted. No corrections were demanded. No moronic "Call it football!!!" suggestions were made. I am sure all of them think of the sport as football. But they were normal people who had better things to do in life than split hairs over the name of a game. 

But I have lost count of the number of Indians who have, rather rudely and ignorantly, interrupted me or corrected me with the occasional use of profanity, and demanded that I not call the sport soccer. As they say, the newest converts are the most extremist. And most Indians who follow soccer are the archetypal new convert extremists. India is currently ranked 165 in FIFA rankings. Snowmen have a better chance of surviving months long cruises in hell than India does of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in this century. India's club soccer landscape is so dismal, that a documentary about it would look like Dystopian science fiction set in sub-Saharan Africa. I'm sure the bottled water budget of the newest IPL cricket team, the Pune Warriors, is more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India. Forget cricket, which is the king of sports in India. I'm sure that the revenue from the sales of Manchester United jerseys in Bombay is way more than the overall budget of all soccer tournaments played in India.

Despite the abysmal ranking and the tragic club scene, India has millions and millions of soccer fans! Or, as their hubris would force me to say, "football" fans. Now a non-Indian might wonder, how is it that a billion-strong country with millions of soccer fans is ranked lower than countries that don't even have populations close to a million? Why don't these Indian fans of the game go and watch local club soccer, support their teams, affect change and improve the fate of soccer?

The answer is simple. An overwhelming majority of self-proclaimed soccer fans in India are not really "fans" of the "sport" the way most people elsewhere are fans of sports. Scratch the surface and you'll realize that Indian soccer fans couldn't care less about the actual sport. They're just taken in by the aura surrounding the brands that European soccer has managed to cultivate and export. It's more about basking in the borrowed glory of Manchester United, Barcelona, etc. by paying ridiculous amounts of money to buy their jerseys and hats. Most Indian soccer fans couldn't tell you the difference between a banana kick and a banana split, or explain the offside rule. But they could identify the colors, logos, and brand endorsements of the top European club teams, and could tell you the keyboard shortcut to type Barca (the way any English-speaking person would type it) as Barça with that weird tail under the C to convince themselves they really know their stuff.

Well, they don't. Some do. A very few do. But most moneyed upper middle class Indians are just latching on to clubs from random European cities they couldn't even pinpoint on the map because they don't realize how completely they have been taken in by well-crafted marketing campaigns. These Indians spend more than a slum dweller's annual food budget on overpriced (but usually made in Bangladesh) jerseys, display logos on their facebook and twitter accounts, and go by nicknames like "gooner" as an expression of their utterly shallow new-convert extremism. Little wonder then, that despite dozens of European soccer clubs playing the game, 99% of Indian fans swear by one of 3 mega brands - Manchester United, Barcelona (sorry, Barça), and Arsenal.

And these Indian soccer fans are at the forefront of ignoring civility and rudely telling someone "y u call it soccer da? Call it football no macha!" and "LULWUT? y u watch rugby/NFL/AFL da? Dem no be football ra. Dey be hand-egg ra!" And of course, lazily forwarding this oh-so-cliched hand-egg picture; perfectly representative of Indian soccer fans' sporting ignorance and tendency to bask in borrowed glory - they can't even come up with their own clever rebuttals! But their ego grows a few precious microns as they do all this.

So then, which sport can stake claim to the name football? There's a short answer and a long answer. The short answer - Meh, who cares? A rose by any other name and suchlike. To give you an analogy, at any given moment, I can't tell you if I'll call India's biggest metropolis Bombay or Mumbai. I am Marathi, and in that language, we call it Mumbai. But I also grew up when the city's "official" name was Bombay and that's what we called it when speaking in English. In my mind, the names are synonymous. But there are a bunch of  folks as self-important, deluded, and rude as Indian soccer fans who can't abide by that. If they live in Shivaji Park or Goregaon, making someone say Mumbai instead of Bombay is the greatest Maratha achievement since the Battle of Wadgaon. If they live in South Bombay, making someone say Bombay instead of Mumbai is the greatest act of civil disobedience since the Salt Satyagraha. But the real answer, the short answer is - Meh, who cares?

The long answer is this. About soccer/football I mean, not that Bombay/Mumbai boondoggle. Rude soccer fans for some reason think of "soccer" as a word the Americans coined, and "football" as the pure true holy name that the noble Brits gave the sport. The long answer is vastly different. The answer steeped in history and etymology, not fallacious vapid logical shortcuts. Indian soccer fans simplistically say, as that hand-egg cliche denotes, that soccer is a game involving kicking a ball with the foot. NFL/Rugby/AFL involve carrying the ball by hands. Hence, FIFA/EPL is the "real" football. Done. Proved. Settled. QED. Elementary, my dear Watson!

Ah, Watson! Sherlock Holmes! Perfect segue!

Have you read the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter? Not one of my favorites, but useful here. Published in 1904. The captain of the Cambridge rugby team asks Holmes to locate a missing player on the eve of a crucial match against Oxford. In that story, the sport is referred to as just "football", sans any qualifiers on three separate occasions. It is also referred to once....only once as "rugger" (as opposed But more on that in a while). And as rugby, zero times.

So in the la-di-dah home of the sport, England, as a story written by one of the most famous English writers ever suggests, "football" was a term used to referred to rugby. The fact is, "football" was a generic name for a bunch of different sports, including rugby, gridiron football, soccer etc. Football was not exclusively identified even in England as the sport that is now played in the EPL. And although there isn't complete consensus on this, most scholars agree that the term "football" comes, not from kicking the ball with the foot, but the fact that the sport was played on foot. So rugby was football and soccer was football.

In fact the name soccer also originated in England (not in America!) - soccer originates from Association, because that variant of football was called association football. So soccer is the name the English came up with to explicitly distinguish the EPL/FIFA type from other types of football in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Across the pond in United States, once English colonies, they played mainly English sports in the 18th and 19th century. In fact, cricket was very popular before the civil war, and a team of top cricketers from England toured North America in 1859 and played in front of packed stands in Philadelphia, Hoboken, Rochester, Hamilton, and Montreal. But my cricket-loving mind digresses.

The point is, they played a lot of English sports in America those days. Including football - different types of football. If you look at the history of football, the basic point seems to be tolerance for variations. Why go into history? Even today, rugby union is markedly different from rugby league. So that kind of football, where you are on foot but carry the ball in your hands, got tinkered with in America as well. That tinkering led to what I think makes American Football so awesome - the forward pass. The pioneers were colleges who played each other in the 19th century. Finally in the early 1900s, an innovation on the scale of what IPL seemed in 2007, was made. The first ever Rose Bowl (known then as the East-West Football Game) was played between Stanford University and University of Michigan in Pasadena in 1902. That is, two years before Doyle wrote his story about the missing three-quarter.

So we can see that in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the term "football" was used in America to describe what is now played in the NFL, and by AC Doyle to describe what we know as rugby. I am sure there are also instances of people using "football" back then to refer to what is now played in the EPL. I didn't look it up. Even reading about soccer makes me sleepy. But I am sure people used football to refer to soccer as well. That's the point. It was a generic term.

The 20th century progressed and progressed fast. For socio-cultural reasons I'd rather not go into, the football that became most popular in Europe and elsewhere was the variation that involved kicking the ball around. The football that became the most popular in America and somewhat popular in Europe (under the name Rugby) was the variation where you hold the ball in your hands and run. They're all football.


Well, the thing is, it's the Europeans who invented a different name for their kicking game - soccer. FIFA governs a sport that has two names, like the Bengali bhalo naam and daak naam if you will. Both names coined by the Brits. In America or in Canada, "gridiron" football was just called football. If you're in America, football is what's played in the NFL and Canadian football is what's played in the CFL. If you're in Canada, football is what's played in the CFL and American football is what's played in the NFL. By rights, Aussies should call AFL football too, but they call it "footy", maybe for the same bizarre reason they call barbecue "Barbie". Americans didn't need a second name for their favorite game the way Europeans needed it for their favorite game. Europeans who were into soccer were probably the ancestors of Indian soccer fans, insecure and unsure, and so came up with two names.

Why do I refer to the game in the EPL by the name soccer? In the immortal words of George Mallory, "because it's there!" The name soccer is out there, put out there by Europeans, and is understood worldwide as referring to the game that involves pretending to be hurt while taking leisurely strolls, once in a while prodding the ball into a disgruntled-looking net.

So why is the sport played in EPL/FIFA soccer and not football? Because if someone says football, it could mean one of several things. But if someone says soccer, it means only one game. The game where the highest trophy shouldn't be called Golden Boot, but Golden Actor Holding His Shin Pretending To Be Hurt.

          On Ad Hominem and Relative Morality   
A few hours back, @riffraaf whom I follow on twitter and have great regard for, and I had a disagreement over the aftermath of the Rosen-Romney episode. We exchanged a couple of emails. She wrote this post.

This is my response

Very well put. I agree mostly.

Here's where I am coming from: Rosen made a stupid comment. Faux outrage about how Ann Romney is such a victim ensued. (never mind our FLOTUS is bashed in ugly ways every day but that's probably the partisan in me talking, you might say).

Oh, Michelle is definitely bashed in the ugliest ways. It is bizarre to me that someone can make combating obesity into some evil plot!

Some of the people I follow on the right started labeling it as #waronmoms. This was a completely cynical response to left's #waronwomen. Now they wanted to beat the left at their own game. I get it.

Yup, they're just being cynical. But being helped by the left propagating articles like the rude pundit's.

But there was more to #waronwomen (though I personally loathe to use this slogan): Most women I know who are not into partisanship in general (because they're too busy raising kids and handling jobs unlike me :) ) got really riled up with a series of events that hurt women's rights: starting from planned parenthood defunding by Komen to birth control access issues to Sandra fluke (and Rush Limbaugh harassing Fluke for 3 entire days calling her a slut, prostitute, how she should put her porn videos online so he can watch it and so on) to ultra sound bills to new arizona laws infringing rights further.

Agree. That's how my wife (Indian-born American-raised) wife is. She is not as much into politics. She does follow it more than others. She is, like me, a fiscal conservative. But for her, this #waronwomen trumps anything else. Anything related to planned parenthood (which she loves) and birth control gets her riled up. So even if Obama raises taxes by gazillion percent (she hates tax raises even on rich folks), the social aspect of it against women's rights will always make her vote democrat.

So it irritates me to no end that suddenly Risen is somehow equivalent of Limbaugh and all the incivilities shown against women in the last year are equivalent to one insensitive remark made by a Rosen who was a nobody until now (even w/ her hillary support in 2008 and apparently having contributed to Obama campaign in 2008).

I don't think Rosen is equivalent of the much much viler and nastier and just plain-worse-human-being Limbaugh. I am not drawing the equivalence, so I am not going to defend the equivalence.

However, on its own, what Rosen said is definitely insensitive and stupid. And undoubtedly ad hominem. That's all that matters to me, as someone who doesn't count himself on the left or the right when it comes to identifying with movements. By saying what she did, Rosen attacked who Ann Romney, not what Ann or Mitt Romney were saying, making it a classic ad hominem attack.

It's politically damaging I agree. But it's a huge fake outrage and no where near what's really happening to women all over the country (whether w/ healthcare, minimum wages, equal pay, infringing on woman's body, unemployment and so on that affect women in REAL ways).

So I know Obama was doing what any Dem politician would do, but I'm still turned off by this whole latest, what I call Faux outrage.

Granted that some of those outraging are just fake-outraging. Just taking the chance to score points against their political opponents. Granted that many of those outraging on the right have possibly said much worse and more misogynist stuff against women.

But what Rosen said was still stupid and insensitive. And IMO, the Obama campaign by denouncing what Rosen said, is doing not just the politically expedient thing, but the right thing. And elements of the left by digging in and writing posts/articles undermining the worth of Ann Romney's life, are doing the WRONG thing, be it politically or morally.
          TS211:Esalen,Childcare,Gay Hearts,Lisha Brooks   
Well Erin got fleeced at a food tasting and Bryan saw a woman work out with a sweater on her face! What a week! Also, childcare is not only slap me on the ass and shoot me expensive, but the workers aren’t paid enough to maintain a moderate living standard. Guess who the childcare workers are…women! And the straight men of this world use their flawless logic to deduce that “hearting” someone’s post on twitter is extremely gay. Guest Lisha Brooks tornadoes her way onto the show and among other things loves a good tank top!
          Comment on Priorities, Hibernation and Twitter by Julien Haller   
Good luck on your PhD! Sincerely, Julien Haller
          TS71:Throwing Shade Live at UCB LA   
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今からの時期 昼間のお散歩やお留守番時、熱中症ややけどに気をつけて下さい。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 12:35

ご支援お願いします。 #募金…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 12:45

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県… #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 13:16

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県…
09017204449 中村まで #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 15:16

「綺麗な夕日が悲しい」 綺麗な夕陽が悲しみに変わる…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 17:00

「愛知県動物保護管理センタ/犬猫家族募集」 新しい家族となって下さい☆にゃんこもわんこもいます。 #犬 #猫 #ペット #殺処分 #里親 #家族 #愛知 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 17:16

「お母さん 人間ってバカだね」… 全ての人間が命を尊べば みんな幸せになれるのに…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:00

Good morning!! Have a good day! #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:30

「改めて殺処分」… 殺処分は安楽死ではありません!窒息死です。何故家族を捨てれるの? #cat #dog #pet #犬 #猫 #nyanko #wanko #殺処分

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 18:35

明日というもの 明日がくるのが当たり前だと思う社会で 無責任な人間により明日がない動物達が沢山います(ཀ _ ཀ) 家族から捨てられ 生きることすら奪われる者がいる…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:00

破れぬはずの 約束
あなたは 命の約束 胸に刻んでいますか? #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:16

豊田真由子様… #ametwi #pet

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:19

【追悼】今日という金曜日 『最期まで愛し通せないなら飼うな!』 無責任な人間のせいで 沢山の尊い命が 昨日また消えた… 毎週金曜日 魔の金曜日 金曜日に無責任な人間が消えればいい! 何故 あの子達が…?

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:30

「飼い主の罪」 何故 愛せないのですか?何故 見捨てたのですか?ボクはずっと待ってました。あなたが迎えに来てくれると信じて待ってました。今でもボクはあなたを愛しています。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 19:50

「昨日まで 確かにあった命」… 身勝手な人間のせいで 消える命がたくさんある

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:00

愛知県動物管理センター わんこ里親募集…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:15

「ふざけるな」… 名前を付け ハーネスや首輪まで付けたのに…どんな気持ちで捨てていったの?どうして家族を捨てれるの?

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:25

家族を捨てたら...管理センターの子達 収容された子達の大半は殺処分になります(ཀ _ ཀ) 私は飼い主・ブリーダーを絶対に許さない(╬ಠิ益ಠิ) 許せない! #ペット #殺処分 #犬 #猫

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 20:30

里親募集 愛知県…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月30日 - 21:00
          6月29日(木)のつぶやき その2   


— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 22:05

「目を背けず現実を見て!」 日本人の特性?辛くても目を背けず現実を見て! 今この今も 死を目前とする命がある事を どうか忘れないで! #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 23:16
          6月29日(木)のつぶやき その1   

U -ꎴ-)⋆。˚✩ɢ∞פ ɴⅈɢhт ༘*ೄ˚ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 01:00

辛いから見たくない?辛いから広め無くす努力をするのでは?自分のことしか考えないの?本当に辛いのあなたではなく彼らです! #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 01:15

( ͒꒪̛ཅ꒪̛ ͒)✧寝ぼけてぇ〜… (ㅎωㅎ*)ウトウト U ㅎꎴㅎ)⋆。˚✩ɢ∞פ ɴⅈɢhт ༘*ೄ˚ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 02:00

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県… #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 03:15

【里親募集】愛してくれる家族を待つわんこ 愛知県…
09017204449 中村まで #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 05:15

朝だよ♪ 素敵な1日を〜☆ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 06:45

「愛知県動物保護管理センタ/犬猫家族募集」 新しい家族となって下さい☆にゃんこもわんこもいます。 #犬 #猫 #ペット #殺処分 #里親 #家族 #愛知 #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 07:15

ボクのお母さん、まだ寝てるから 顔にしっこかけて起こすかワン? *•̀.̫•́ *… ノ°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥ #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 08:45

破れぬはずの 約束
あなたは 命の約束 胸に刻んでいますか? #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 09:16

【再】旅立った罪なき命からのお願い… #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 11:16
Where is the peace?
Animals and I have not found peace

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 11:40

今からの時期 昼間のお散歩やお留守番時、熱中症ややけどに気をつけて下さい。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 12:35

ご支援お願いします。 #募金…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 12:45

【岡崎市在住の方】岡崎市動物総合センターあにもがあります。岡崎市在住の方ならAnimoからの犬の譲渡ができます。犬以外の猫やウサギは県内の方なら譲渡OK!日曜日もあいてるよ!月曜休み#犬 #里親 #岡崎市 #愛知 #ペット… #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 13:15

真に犬猫を好きならば 何故 増やせるというのか?今も この一瞬も救いを待つ行き場のない命が沢山あるというのに… #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 15:15

「お母さん 人間ってバカだね」… 全ての人間が命を尊べば みんな幸せになれるのに…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 18:00

Good morning!! Have a good day! #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 18:30

「改めて殺処分」… 殺処分は安楽死ではありません!窒息死です。何故家族を捨てれるの? #cat #dog #pet #犬 #猫 #nyanko #wanko #殺処分

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 18:35

「繋がる命と消える命」… 明日また金曜日がきます(ཀ _ ཀ) 身勝手な飼い主により消え去る命があります

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 19:00

#maigo #pet_sos #bot

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 19:16

手相… #ametwi #pet

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 19:19

ペットを捨てた飼い主へ… 何故ですか?何故共に暮らした家族を殺せるのですか?では何故家族に迎え入れたのですか?何故買ったのですか? #殺処分 #pet #ペット #犬 #猫 #dog #cat

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 19:25

「飼い主の罪」 何故 愛せないのですか?何故 見捨てたのですか?ボクはずっと待ってました。あなたが迎えに来てくれると信じて待ってました。今でもボクはあなたを愛しています。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 19:50

「今週家族を捨てた人間へ」 まだ間に合います!明日朝8:00にセンターへ行き家族を救って下さい!あなたが迎えに行けば救われる命。あなたしか救えない命なのです。

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 20:00

愛知県動物管理センター わんこ里親募集…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 20:15

「ふざけるな」… 名前を付け ハーネスや首輪まで付けたのに…どんな気持ちで捨てていったの?どうして家族を捨てれるの?

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 20:25

里親募集 愛知県…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 21:00

生きてこそ美しい動物達の毛 ファッションのために動物達の命や毛皮を奪わないで!
#nofur #Animal #毛皮

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 21:16

殺処分/保護 まとめ…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 21:20

「この日本の中でどれ程の人間が…」 どれほどの人間が 身勝手な人間により生きることさえ奪われた彼らを想い痛み悲しむのか… 国民皆が命を尊べば この悲しみは終わるのに…

— 幸ママJUN (@tomojuntomo) 2017年6月29日 - 21:35
          TS55:Thanksgiving, War on Men, Straight Guys Gay Guys Girlfriends, w/ Guest Cameron Esposito   
You survived Thanksgiving and your reward is a logic roller coaster! Enjoy discussions about the war on men, straight men responding to gay guys marrying girlfriends, Chris Brown quitting Twitter and Angus T. Jones finally realizes his show is the worst (for the wrong reasons). With special guest, comedian Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito). I don't know what song we're singing!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS51: Gay Twitter, Congressman Joe Walsh, How Erin and Bryan Met, Hugh Jackman   
Throwing Shade is almost one year old! So Bryan and Erin get nostalgic as they reminisce on how they first met and how that led to a friendship without any benefits. They also throw some shade at gay hate on Twitter, the insanity that is Joe Walsh, and also play a game of Shade/No Shade that involves professional walking-out-of-the-ocean model Hugh Jackman. Woop'em Gangnam style!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS40:Olympics, KStew, Chick-Fil-A, Arizona Abortion   
We're back and worse than ever! After a one week hiatus to celebrate Bryan's birthday and reset our brains, we jump ass first into the hottest topics outside of Hot Topic - the most athletic Home Depot employees compete for Olympic gold, Kristen Stewart breaks Robert Pattinson's sparkley heart, Chick-Fil-A fires up the controversy grill, and Arizona continues to make everything awful. I don't heart Huckabee.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS39: Personal Stories, Worst Dates, Car Poop, and Conditioner for Your Insides   
Yee-haw! Bryan's in Texas this week watching Fox News and eating Xanax with his parents, so get personal with Bryan and Erin in this very special pre-recorded Throwing Shade. Erin delights with stories of what happens when you put conditioner in your privates, while Bryan discusses the worst first date he's ever may or may not involove Mischa Barton. With all this heat, you deserve a little shade!   Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS38: Gandhi, Daniel Tosh, Gay Clubs, Gifs   
This week, on a very special Throwing Shade, was Gandhi gay? Did Daniel Tosh go to far? And what's the difference between "gifts" and "gifs"? Bryan and Erin answer these questions and also lie a bunch in this tender, caring, and affectionate Throwing Shade. Keep it dirty!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS37:Frank Ocean, 4th of July, Women Can't Have It All, Turkey   
Claude have mercy, it's hot! And not just outside, Bryan's been making roasted turkey and chili and hot water all week! Lots of other things happened this week - Katie got Suri, Frank Ocean came out the closet, and Erin read an article in the Atlantic that was really long about how women can't have it all. Baby, you're a firework!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS36:Anderson Cooper, Donatella Versace and Feminism, Madonna, Katie Holmes   
It's summertime so put on your headphones for a little bit of shade! This week Bryan and Erin talk Underground Rebel Bingo, Anderson Cooper's Coming Out, Donatella Versace's stance on Feminism, and a special phone call with Madonna! Run Katie, run! Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter http:/ Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!!  " target="_blank">Throwing Shade on Get Glue HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS35:Gay Pride Cleveland, Death of Marriage, Shirley MacLaine, Stranger's Sweaters   
Gimme an T! T! Gimme a S! S! What's that spell? Nothing. But it is the initials for Throwing Shade, an irreverent slip 'n slide down the abyss of the disenfranchised.Dive into Bryan and Erin's deep thoughts about the death of marriage Gay Pride Cleveland, Shirley MacLaine and sweaters. Don't forget your papers!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed HELP OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN! ROMNEY IS KILLING HIM IN FUNDRAISING!! 
          TS34-Michigan Vaginas,Pro-Gay Companies, The Choice, Gayest Cities in America   
Woo Hoo! It's Tuesday, which means two things #1 Monday is dead (for now) and #2 Bryan and Erin have unleashed their brain garbage onto the Internet. This week, be appalled by frank discussions about the state of Michigan's violent reaction to the word "VAGINA", why anti-gay groups want corporations who support gay marriage to not do that, the worst show to happen to dating - The Choice, and the gayest cities in the good old US of A. Is this my coconut water?  /p> Come see Entertainment Hollywood June 24th 9:30PM Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS33:Josh Weed, Marriage Advice Books, Caiden Cowger, Mr. Rogers   
Happy Post Pride! Bryan barely holds onto his sanity to discuss gay Josh Weed and his heterosexual wife, marriage advice books for women, "'lil Rush Limbaugh" Caiden Cowger , and how amazing Mr. Rogers was. Dadadadadadadadadada!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes!  Share on Twitter #tspod @gibblertron & @bryansafi Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS32:Bryan Fischer, Texas Sex Ed, Gay Pride Facts, Jay Townsend   
Bryan and Erin are back from Max Fun Con, full of food, friendship and an unwarranted amount of weed. In this very special epi-sode, Bryan talks Bryan Fischer's problems with homosexuals, Erin outlines Texas' sex ed prollem, and they both join in on Pride facts and acid throwing! Summertime!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS31:Target Pride Shirts, Stupid Studies, Memorial Day DADT, Pro-Life America   
Bryan survives his Mexican wedding adventure to talk 'sues with Erin. Ya, know, fun stuff like Target's pride shirts, a new study about on how women are fat because they're doing less housework, a special Memorial Day inspired look at Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the rising popularity of pro-life stances.  Si se puede!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Throwing Shade Ring Tone (thanks @bcevans) Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS30:Pastor Worley, TLC's Birth Moms, Rep. Andy Gipson, Rep. Bubba Carpenter   
Oh, gurl, the South, she's doing everything wrong! Bryan and Erin discuss the many ways Mississippi continues to make things harder for ladies and gays, along with North Carolina Pastor Charles L. Worley's plan to round up the gays and enclose them in an electric fence. Oh yeah, and TLC watches while a pregnect mom smokes and drinks a margarita, then airs it. Check please!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS29:Obama Hearts Gays, Field Guide to Chicks, AgainstMe!, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson   
Despite the fact that NOTHING happened last week, Bryan and Erin talk about Obama's commitment to gay rights, the best book in the world - "Field Guide to Chicks of the United States", Tom Gabel of AgainstMe!, and Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson and his one man war against women. Cowabunga, dude.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for sharing Throwing Shade on Twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed
          TS28:Obama vs. Weed, Joe Biden, Utah hates women, and Armed Dynasty   
Another week another wig. Bryan and Erin talk about Obama's war on marijuana, Joe Biden's comfort level with gay marriage, Utah's new abortion bill and the gay teen Dynasty who took on bullies with a stun gun. Cause you can't, you won't and you don't stop.  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod Bitly for twitter Official Max Fun Page RSS Feed Alsonso Duralde's Linoleum Knife
          TS15:Whitney Houston, Chris Brown, Idaho, Matt Bomer, SI Swimsuit Issue, Valentine's Day   
Bryan pulls himself from a deep, deep sadness over Whitney Houston's tragic death only to be sucked back into it in this episode of Throwing Shade. He joins Erin to discuss Valentine's Day, Chris Brown's twitter fans, Idaho striking down bans against sexual orientation discrimination, Matt Bomer whispering his sexual orientation from the mountain top, and the trashiest SI Swimsuit Issue to date. Sit down with a glass of Malbec and try to deal with all this realness. 
          Tweet Free   
Today marks the start of my 30-day hiatus from the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Someone told me I must be really hooked on these social networking sites, especially Twitter, and I could not probably live without them. So I am challenging myself and staying away from Twitter and Facebook for 30 days. No tweets, no status updates, no uploading of photos. I won't even peek to check my friends' tweets and posts.

Surprisingly, I find myself looking forward to the 30 days of being Twitter and FB-free. You can imagine the pain these two sites have given me in the past few months, so I am embracing this self-imposed hiatus. Never mind that I would probably be the last to know about the latest happenings with my friends and co-workers. Then again, it may also save me from seeing all those posts that could be really painful. ^_^

So let's bring it on!

And by the way, no, I'm not staying away from blogger. :)
          Nikdo mi nevolá a telefon mi taky neberou, napsal Jágr na twitter   
Sunrise (USA) - Hokejový útočník Jaromír Jágr se na Floridě připravuje na další sezonu v zámořské NHL, stále však není jasné, zda bude pokračovat v dresu Panthers. Pětačtyřicetiletá...
          Wimbledon 2017 Draw: Bracket, Schedule and Preview of Men and Women's Event   

World No. 1 Andy Murray could face Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships after being drawn in the upper end of the men's singles bracket on Friday.

Murray will face either a qualifier or a lucky loser in the first match of his Wimbledon title defence, and the competition's official Twitter account teased some of the prospective fixtures in the final eight:

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic will be looking to put some of this year's disappointments behind him as he prepares to open his campaign against Martin Klizan.

In the women's singles, top seed Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova were drawn in the top half of the bracket, while Simona Halep and Elena Svitolina took their spots in the bottom half.

Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times provided a look at the men's draw in full:

Read on for a more detailed breakdown and preview of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships' first round following Friday's draw announcement.

Visit the official Wimbledon website for a look at the tournament schedule and the order of play in full.



Murray may be ranked as top seed in the men's singles entering his Wimbledon title defence, but spirits are hardly at their strongest after he exited this month's AEGON Championships in the opening round.

The Scot has appeared in two ATP finals this year, and although he's yet to add any silverware to his collection in 2017, coach Ivan Lendl is confident regarding his charge's chances, per BBC Sport's David Ornstein:

Djokovic will be another high-profile star seeking at least some redemption at SW19, although world No. 44 Klizan is among the more difficult fixtures he could have been handed outside the seeded ranks.

The Serb's run through England's capital won't be an easy one, either, as Reem Abulleil of Sport 360 illustrated he won't have to wait long before the competition really begins to heat up:

Seven-time champion Roger Federer will begin his search for an all-time record eighth Wimbledon crown against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, with hopes high after enjoying something of a resurgence in 2017 so far.

Nadal has exhibited a rejuvenation of monstrous proportions in recent months and tightened his grip as the French Open's all-time most successful star after adding an unprecedented 10th Roland Garros title to his trophy cabinet.

But the clay season has made way for grass, meaning the Spaniard may no longer be the frontrunner to run riot as he has done at recent competitions.

The women's bracket also features a selection of tantalising potential fixtures as early as the round of 16, as Jose Morgado of Portuguese daily Record posted the women's singles bracket in full:

Serena Williams' pregnancy means the reigning champion will not return to defend her Wimbledon crown, but as was shown by Jelena Ostapenko's shock victory at the French Open, women's titles seem there for the taking.

An open field has emerged in Williams' absence, and Johanna Konta worsened world No. 1 Kerber's 2017 woes with a win at the AEGON International on Thursday, per WTA Insider:

Konta beat Kerber and French Open-winner Ostapenko in the same day to prove her Wimbledon credentials just days prior to the tournament getting underway in earnest, and she'll face Su-Wei Hsieh in the first round.

However, that's provided she's fit to feature in the competition. BBC Sport reported on Friday that Konta was forced to withdraw from the semi-finals in Eastbourne due to a back injury she suffered from a fall during her clash with Kerber.

It's also been reported fourth seed Svitolina is an injury doubt heading to London after she picked up a foot concern at the AEGON Classic, per the official WTA website. She's due to take on Australian Ashleigh Barty in the first round.

At least one American will drop at the first hurdle after Shelby Rogers was drawn against compatriot Julia Boserup.  

Read more Tennis news on

          Wimbledon 2017: Full Draw Results, List of Seedings and Brackets   

Defending champion Andy Murray could face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this year ahead of a potential semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal, while Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are on the other side of the draw. 

Record's Jose Morgado tweeted the full draw, which can also be found at Wimbledon's official website:

 Angelique Kerber could have a tough time this year after drawing 2015 finalist Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round, ahead of a potential clash with Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarter-finals.

The tournament's official Twitter account shared the projected men's quarter-finals:

Murray has a mixed route to the final, per The Times' Stuart Fraser:

He could face Dustin Brown in Round 2the same stage Brown knocked Nadal out in two years agowhile likely third-round clash Fabio Fognini has an even 3-3 head-to-head record against the Scot.

World No. 15 Lucas Pouille or the mercurial Nick Kyrgios may await in Round 4 before three extremely difficult tests.

Wawrinka knocked Murray out of this year's French Open, while Nadal won the tournament for the 10th time by beating the Swiss star in the final.

His rivals might also face some tricky contests along the way, though, with Federer opening against Alexandr Dolgopolov and Marin Cilic doing the same against PhilippKohlschreiber.

Meanwhile, Nadal and Djokovic will need to avoid potential banana skins in Round 3, as they're lined up to face Karen Khachanov and Juan Martin del Potro, respectively.

Wimbledon also shared the women's projected quarter-final clashes:

With reigning champion Serena Williams absent because of her pregnancy, 2016 runner-up and world No. 1 Kerber has taken her place in the draw, but the German does not have the ideal platform to bounce back from her shock first-round exit at Roland Garros.

Sports journalist Reem Abulleil shared her potential route to the final:

Likely third-round opponent Lucie Safarova has won two of their three past meetings, while Muguruza has won their last four matches together. Kuznetsova also has an edge in their head-to-head, and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska will be a tricky opponent for anyone.

There are plenty of exciting opening clashes in the women's draw, too:

Sixth seed and local favourite Johanna Konta will get the chance to avenge her first-round exit in Paris at the hands of Su-Wei Hsieh, as she faces her once again in the opening round.

The draw has thrown up plenty of thrilling ties for both the men and the women this year, so the next fortnight promises to be yet another memorable edition of the sport's most prestigious Grand Slam.

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          King Soopers Free Friday: Haribo Gummy Candy   

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          Get Free Ice Cream Sandwich at 7-Eleven   

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          Free Cab Rides Over July 4th Weekend   

Had one too many beers, shots or mixed drinks this Independence Day weekend? Don’t even think about driving. The Sawaya Law Firm is offering FREE cab rides from Saturday, July 1 to Tuesday, July 4. (We think it’s better to be safe than sorry. Even if you have just a drink or two, you...

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          Free Creative Play Space Saturdays at Argo Park   

The nonprofit RedLine Contemporary Art Center, which aims to connect art and community, has a project, called Play Space, just for the kiddos. Children and their families can take part in FREE artist-led creative play sessions at Argo Park in the Globeville neighborhood on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m....

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          Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise   
Today I woke up to the news that Twhirl had been acquired by seesmic. Fellow Newsgang live regular Dennis Howlett wrote a great post about it. Via twitter I pinged Dennis and he agreed to do a call about it. It turned into a really fun conversation about twhirl, single person development, twitter for the … Continue reading Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise
          Where did I go?   
I have not posted to my blog for 11 days! It’s OK for me to slip on this one part of my new years resolutions. I have been very busy, we could have a new baby anytime. Work and life are so busy right now. And Twitter might have played a small role in my … Continue reading Where did I go?
          第5位:【初音ミク】 ホワイトハッピー 【オリジナル】   

【初音ミク】 ホワイトハッピー 【オリジナル】

【Mylist】  mylist/17912525【Twitter】 @maretu01【Offvocal】

35pts.|3:492017年06月30日 19:39:00 投稿
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          第6位:自分が出したCDだけで闘うモンスターファーム2 #1   

自分が出したCDだけで闘うモンスターファーム2 #1

どうも!はじめまして!Geroとトシゾーです(΄◉◞౪◟◉‵)人(΄◉◞౪◟◉‵)○動画の趣旨今まで自分が発売したCDからモンスターを召喚し、そのモンスターを育て、愛し、最終的には大会優勝?を目指したいなってうっすらぼんやり思ってます。次→近日  part1リンク→mylist/56254195Gero:user/190917 mylist/8223623 【Twitter】@Gero2525トシゾー:user/14832441 mylist/31590275 【Twitter】@toshizo44

34pts.|17:272017年06月30日 20:00:00 投稿
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どもこんちゃ(・ω・)ノGARNiDELiA「桃源恋歌」、「みうめ・メイリア・217」さんのダンストレースです我愛你な原曲→sm31219241我愛你なDance→sm31218942カメラ固定ver→sm31483814時々3人で踊ってるけど配布は1人用です3人用もぼちぼち作成予定なので気長に待っててねDL→ar1178810read meは必ず読んで守ってくださいね~リンクOK・転載禁止・dont reupload to other site. All rights reserved質問はtwitter→moka@mokamk2お借りしたものはクレジット&コンテンツツリーにて今回カメラをゆきねこさんに作ってもらいましたゆきねこさんのカメラ配布動画はこちら→sm31483768mokaの投稿したもの→mylist/37041991FullHDver→

32pts.|4:002017年06月30日 09:47:07 投稿
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          第11位:【実況】NieR:Automata 命もないのに、殺し合う。#34   

【実況】NieR:Automata 命もないのに、殺し合う。#34

ナインェズ※ストーリーのネタバレにはご注意ください。part1→[sm30829286] 次→[まだ]全part一覧[mylist/58535007]他の実況part1[mylist/14974324]牛沢のチャンネル[ch2603854]フォローしよう ツイッター:に投稿する事もある:『NieR:Automata』の動画・生放送に関するガイドライン©2017 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

28pts.|24:582017年06月30日 22:00:00 投稿
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          第12位:【ゆっくりTRPG】超人高校生+おまけのやりたい放題クトゥルフ 65話後編   

【ゆっくりTRPG】超人高校生+おまけのやりたい放題クトゥルフ 65話後編

今年も甲子園の時期が近づいてきたね。だから、今回はヘッドスライディングセーフってことになりませんかね?次回、ぽんこつ姉妹の戦い im6738287のこなえ im6754590こいつ悪党です! im6759712みんなもコミpoを買おう!(媚を売る) im67635365周年かぁ・・・延期や遅刻はするけど、失踪はしないよね! im6785247 im6786390 im6788012つよそう。・・・強そう!! im6803820犬が如く im6818056夏休み欲しいけどなー。たのむよー。65話中編sm31268950 66話(7月のどこだろう)マイリストmylist/32334729Twitter

28pts.|15:532017年07月01日 00:27:22 投稿
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全世界のみんな、ものづくりてか日刊マインクラフト!!今回は強敵が追加されていると噂のネザーに特攻します!★FB777→黒服。今回の目標は、G59。★あろま→マスターチーフ。別府地獄。 ★EOHEOH→素スティーブ。地獄のミサワ。★KIKKUN-MK-Ⅱ→ヨッシー。ズゴック。2017夏ツアー詳細&MSSP武道館ライブDVD予約受け付け中!ライブ公式HP曲ReBirthも収録!「M.S.S.Phantasia」 IDKIKKUNmk2/FB77777aromahotExtreme/eoheoh_out高画質&詳細文はこちら→前回→sm31472474 次回→マイクラマイリス→mylist/34003718各種マイリス→user/13983983

24pts.|12:462017年06月30日 18:00:00 投稿
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          第17位:【Fantastic Youth】とても素敵な六月でした歌ってみた【LowFat×おん湯(♨︎)】   

【Fantastic Youth】とても素敵な六月でした歌ってみた【LowFat×おん湯(♨︎)】

原曲 とても素敵な六月でした / Eight(sm23770496) ▶ Vocal/Piano/Mix/Chorus: LowFat [ mylist/45995634 ] ( @LowFatP )             ▶ Vocal: おん湯(♨︎) [ mylist/56727286 ] ( @xxonyxxx_new ) ▶ Enc: 原井棋士(四段) [ mylist/55929501 ] ( @good_sky_piece )※オケのアレンジに伴いPVも一部改変させて頂いておりますおん湯×LowFatによる音楽ユニット「Fantastic Youth(ファンタスティックユース)」結成YouTube限定動画もあるのでチェックしてみて下さい定期放送「秘湯ふぁんゆ」 毎週水曜日20時~21時放送twitter : @Fantastic_Youth YouTube :「秘湯ふぁんゆ」 毎週水曜日20時~21時放送前回コラボ作品→バタフライ・グラフィティ(sm31135664)

20pts.|4:092017年06月30日 00:00:00 投稿
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          Mike Leach dusts off Twitter with fireworks   
MIKE LEACH doesn’t take to Twitter very often. But Washington State’s head man fired off several tweets on Thursday night on the heels of a USA Today article.
          第22位:アクシデントコーディネイター 歌ってみた ver.めいちゃん   

アクシデントコーディネイター 歌ってみた ver.めいちゃん

SAYONARAみやけ様の「アクシデントコーディネイター(sm31364079)」を歌わせていただきました。Vocal&Mix :めいちゃん mylist/33892295 co1583465( :SILVANA mylist/36214711(前作:レディーレ (sm31434694)次作:coming soon

18pts.|4:052017年06月30日 20:00:00 投稿
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          第27位:てるみい 歌ってみたのはメガテラ・ゼロとメガテラ・ゼロで・・・   

てるみい 歌ってみたのはメガテラ・ゼロとメガテラ・ゼロで・・・


16pts.|4:032017年06月30日 19:00:31 投稿
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          第42位:アニソン2on2ダンスバトル『あきばっか~の vol.12』BEST4第一試合   

アニソン2on2ダンスバトル『あきばっか~の vol.12』BEST4第一試合

次回 8月11日(金・祝)開催!!ついに四周年!!次回は2017年8月11日(金・祝)川崎CLUB CITTA’にて開催!!イラスト:きりきり舞様(Twitter@kirikirimai1224)『あきばっか~の』とは涼宮あつきが主催するアニソンオンリーで行う2on2ダンスバトルイベント!vol.12は2017年4月1日横浜プレミアホールにて開催されました!本戦BEST4第一試合東京愚者(jun-G、岩倉)vs最後の光と幻影物語祭り(ネス、異端児)前バトル→sm31463672次バトル→coming soonvol.12予選ダイジェストsm31266827あきばっか~の映像まとめmylist/45234919イベントHP主催:涼宮あつき(Twitter@atsuki_suzumiya)

12pts.|19:512017年06月30日 19:00:00 投稿
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          第44位:超常現象 / flower   

超常現象 / flower

はじめまして。ろくろです。嘘です。三作目です。誰かがそれを起こすのを只々待ちそれを只々見ている。そういうアレです。前作→sm31242588前々作→sm30600986twitter → vocal →

11pts.|3:452017年06月30日 20:20:25 投稿
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          第53位:【訛り実況】MURDERED -魂の呼ぶ声- #03   

【訛り実況】MURDERED -魂の呼ぶ声- #03

犯人は現場に帰ってくると言うが……帰ってきたところでロナンってば幽霊だしね。捜査くらいしか出来ないけど幽霊刑事頑張る。■PS4版「マーダード 魂の呼ぶ声」を東北訛りで実況プレイ■時間、容量、繋がりの関係で、一部編集している場合があります■「ホラーゲームをあまり怖くせずに実況しよう」キャンペーン実施中<< sm31443644:前┃mylist/59259119┃次回は近日中にお知らせ >>■訛り実況Part1リンク:mylist/15193265 ■その他の実況1:mylist/10506086  ■その他の実況2:mylist/15193273■最新実況はツイッターでも随時お知らせ:

9pts.|17:472017年06月30日 21:00:00 投稿
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          第54位:【Lobotomy Corporation】あおいのためにウチはやる 四周目【VOICEROID実況】   

【Lobotomy Corporation】あおいのためにウチはやる 四周目【VOICEROID実況】

なんとか6月中にアップできました。【注意】極めてグロテスクな表現、琴葉姉妹が酷い目に遭う等の描写が含まれています。苦手な方はブラウザバックしてください。投稿動画:mylist/55322278この実況のマイリス:mylist/58822985支援絵クリップ → clip/1885192twitterやってます→@nekomiya_nkmypart1:sm30843382前:sm31236232 次:近い内に高画質版をYoutubeにて順次アップしていきます。修正等も入ってるかも。

9pts.|20:502017年06月30日 23:24:22 投稿
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          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by fadista   
I realize thinking and analyzing are not your strong suits, Mike, but claiming Obama's accomplishments have been "washed away" is even ignorant for you. Just because a complete imbecile occupies the White House and has appointed the most reactionary of corporate shills to his cabinet who, in consort, are attempting to undo as much of the Obama legacy as possible -- particularly regarding the environment and healthcare so far! -- such efforts cannot be classified, by any human with a functioning brain, as being "washed away". Your comments should be an embarrassment even by the low standards of your fellow reactionaries. Apparently, you come here because you're a glutton for punishment. Why? Can't find anyone to p-ss on you during weekday mornings?
          第56位:【OUTLAST2】ゆかまきが狂った村で逃げ惑う #09【VOICEROID実況プレイ】   

【OUTLAST2】ゆかまきが狂った村で逃げ惑う #09【VOICEROID実況プレイ】

※この動画はゆかりんとマキマキの提供でお送り致します皆さんお疲れ様です今回は心臓がイタタタ回です、大音量で脅かすのヤメテ...あと支援絵を頂いたので、動画の最後にてご紹介させて頂きます↓お借りしているペテン師様の立ち絵im5641821,im5951627,im6574812この動画のPart1→sm31108213sm31448687←前|mylist/58898168|次→7/8(土)OUTLAST2:mylist/58898168Biohazard7: mylist/58210605動画のPart1集:mylist/58270530【Twitter】

9pts.|14:512017年07月01日 06:55:21 投稿
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          第57位:ダンスロボットダンス / 初音ミク   

ダンスロボットダンス / 初音ミク

ハジメマシテ。ナユタン星人デス。よろしくおねがいします。この曲も収録された2ndアルバムを1月27日に出します。「ナユタン星からの物体Y」 sm30317294予約受付中→|取り扱い店|Amazon,TSUTAYA,タワレコ,アニメイト,とらのあな,BOOTH,ヴィレヴァン|ツイッター :前作 : 惑星ループ sm29910955前前作 : 飛行少女 sm29238961前前前作 : エイリアンエイリアン sm28576299前メガネ : パーフェクト生命 sm273048841stアルバム→ sm27530441カラオケ、キー±2、±4、コーラスつき音源こちらにあります↓ #コンパス / Character "Voidoll"

8pts.|3:112016年12月06日 19:45:25 投稿
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          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by John   
No but perhaps you have that selective liberal memory and have forgotten the far worse things said about Trump, Melania and Baron and the rest of the family. There seems to be no end to the unrelenting assault and vulgar name calling and lies spewed about them.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by Another Mike   
I've never seen a male anything with a derriere like Mrs. Obama's.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by marte48   
The "left wing" media coming out of Russia ( hated the Clintons the most, and disseminated fake news in torrents to defeat them.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by Another Mike   
Namecalling shows the paucity of one's arguments. Do I have to explain the word ethos to you? Any kind of censorship, such as the OP urged Twitter to perform, conflicts with this ethos. The word "presidential" was not used here.
          第62位:【Bloodborne】狩人ゆかりの狩猟日記 4日目   

【Bloodborne】狩人ゆかりの狩猟日記 4日目

血に酔ったのか、思考が痺れるようだ。そのくせに四肢には尋常ならざる力が満ち、吐く息はひどく熱っぽい。猛る自分を抑えるようにして私は筆を進める。私は獣ではなく、人であり、狩人なのだから。耳に聞こえるオルゴールの音がわずかに私の心を落ち着かせてくれるのがありがたい。こんな街では、悲鳴や怒号以外の音は縁遠いものだから。彼も、もしかすればこのような気持ちだったのだろうか。今となっては確かめる術はない。彼――ガスコインを殺したのは、ほかならぬこの私なのだから。しかし――前:sm31467138 次:まだだよマイリスト:mylist/59289320Twitter:

8pts.|9:162017年07月01日 05:59:12 投稿
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          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by marte48   
I guess you were asleep when they called Michele Obama a male transvestite
          第63位:【APヘタリアMMD】62寸劇からのShake It Off   

【APヘタリアMMD】62寸劇からのShake It Off

■二次創作■実際の国 家・団体・活動等には一切関係ありません。無断転載・スクショ禁止。非公式設定の多い二次創作です。苦手な方は無言でブラウザバックをお願いします。モデル・モーション改変あります。衣装:嘆きの舞P様。お借りしたものはコンテンツツリー登録します少々お待ちを。 前→sm31454715 次→ mylist/55869564 twitter@sasameyuki21 衣装と料理の登録先出てこなくて時間かかっています( ゚Д゚)

8pts.|9:552017年07月01日 07:38:16 投稿
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          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by fadista   
A truly moronic comment from KQED's village idiot. No one is denying that Trump has a 1st amendment right to tweet as he likes as long as he refrains from divulging classified information which, in case you'e not aware of it, Mike, is not covered by the 1st amendment. The debate is whether his tweets are "presidential". I guess the gist of the debate escaped you. Keep showing off your ignorance, Mike. Apparently that's all you've got for us.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by Another Mike   
Rightly or wrongly, gun ownership has been associated with the right-wing. The NRA ad tries to corral right-wingers into the pro-gun camp, to take sides in the culture war.
          Comment on Trump Administration Unapologetic Following President’s Latest Twitter Tirade by Another Mike   
Oh, hon, did you even read that article? The only thing that has lasted past Trump's inauguration day is the Iran nuclear deal. The rest of his "accomplishments" have been washed away, like a sand castle made at low tide.
          第68位:【ゆっくり実況】ロックマンエグゼ4をP・Aだけでクリアする 第36話   

【ゆっくり実況】ロックマンエグゼ4をP・Aだけでクリアする 第36話

 第36話 「最弱と最恐」 よくいらないといわれるセーブに関する縛り。その縛りがもたらした惨劇。MAX大圧縮してるせいかエンコード時間と画質の劣化がひどい。エコノミーの場合の画質はいったい…。今回の主な制限も、ストーリーをP・Aだけでクリアするというものです。詳細はマイリストにあります。ロックマン3    mylist/24611106ロックマン4    mylist/35326464ロックマンエグゼ2 mylist/27911831ロックマンエグゼ3 mylist/39372889ロックマンエグゼ4 mylist/53800848スプラトゥーン   mylist/54759370第35話 sm31358561 第37話 7月22か29日朝9時投稿予定ついったー

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          第72位:【ゆき】 神のまにまに 歌ってみた 【ymd】   

【ゆき】 神のまにまに 歌ってみた 【ymd】

ゆきです!ymdです!念願のゆきやま歌ってみた、第一弾です!おや…?りぃとまるこの様子が…? ➔ 7/2 6:00 投稿動画をお楽しみに…♡◇ 素敵な本家様 :   sm22831329 // れるりり様(mylist/16274546)◆ MIX・キー変更(-4) :   かましょP様(mylist/35741744)@kamasho01◆ レコーディング : 土倉 健吾様◇ イラスト : まるこ @maruko_nico◆ 動画編集 : ymd普段はゲーム実況をしてます!〇 ゆきりぃやまる活動マイリス :mylist/22085439 ● ゆきりぃやまるコミュ    :co1220430 〇 Twitter ID   ゆき : @Yuki_yukiri  ymd : @ymd_jk

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          第76位:【パワプロ2016】NPB史上最弱ルーキーが年俸5億目指す! 2年目【part30】   

【パワプロ2016】NPB史上最弱ルーキーが年俸5億目指す! 2年目【part30】

毎日19時投稿!動画が気に入って頂けたら是非ツイッターフォローよろしくお願いします!過去のパワプロ動画:mylist/58689123ニコ生コミュ:co1759853ようつべにも動画あげてます:前:sm31478777 | mylist/58972036 | 次:---

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          第78位:【身長差カップルで】東京サマーセッション ver.咲零【歌ってみた】   

【身長差カップルで】東京サマーセッション ver.咲零【歌ってみた】

夏ですね!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(大声) HoneyWorks様の 東京サマーセッションを2人で歌わせて頂きました! タイトルはネタなのであしからず(戒め) 本家様⇒【sm26776262】 Vo:sakuya。mylist/34455648 Twitter⇒ Vo.零 mylist/34662057 Twitter⇒ MIX/Enc⇒ゆーき mylist/37348312 前作⇒太陽系デスコ【sm30648298】

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          第80位:【Minecraft】マイクラで新世界の神となる Part:39【実況プレイ】   

【Minecraft】マイクラで新世界の神となる Part:39【実況プレイ】

ぅゎヴィンディケーターっょぃ。『"宝の地図" 後編』前回掲げた持論をもとに、ムラムラ村の開拓を始める所からスタート。動画後半はついにあの森の館攻略へ!しかし待ち構えていた新モンスターは想像以上に強く…。mylist/25208072sm31282788←Part:38■Part:40→ 7月〜8月■Part:1→sm14322762※コミュニティ。気まぐれで生放送してます!→co1196993えふやんTwitter→※新作『大吉の旅』→sm31151552※出演者募集のお知らせ→ar157519

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          第82位:【ダークソウル3】火の無い灰は空気を読まない Part1【VOICEROID実況】   

【ダークソウル3】火の無い灰は空気を読まない Part1【VOICEROID実況】

今回から何番煎じかわからないダークソウル3を遊んでいきます!タイトルはいつもの思いつき。とっても可愛いゆかマキの立ち絵→(im5485050) :miri_1m様とっても可愛い琴葉姉妹の立ち絵→(im5217270) :miri_1m様パート1まとめ→ mylist/56437249>前回 mylist/ 次回<連絡先→

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          第87位:【初音ミク】 ドクハク 【オリジナル】   

【初音ミク】 ドクハク 【オリジナル】

【NHN Playart x niconico】スマホゲーム「#コンパス」「ルチアーノ」Theme Song【Mylist】  mylist/17912525【Twitter】 @maretu01【Offvocal】

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          Ah, Fridays….   
We’re on the cusp of another golden weekend here in Second Life: the sun is (perma)shining, the birds are twittering, and there are endless sims to explore and play in while you recuperate from the past week.  If retail therapy is more your thing than a ramble in the park, the summer edition of Cart […]
          Rádio Cenecista de Picuí migrará de AM para FM   
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Nos próximos meses as regiões do Seridó e Curimataú paraibano ganharão a Rádio Cenecista em Frequência Modulada (FM). 
A migração das AMs para FMs foi iniciada recentemente e tem como objetivo melhorar o alcance das rádios como meio de comunicação. Segundo Kassab, as rádios FM têm menor custo para manutenção, o que permitirá mais investimentos das empresas, inclusive com a contratação de mais profissionais para o setor, tendo em vista a economia, além de melhorar em 100% a qualidade final do sinal no receptor do ouvinte.
Na manhã desta sexta-feira (30), a senhora Francisca Arruda representante da Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi) e o diretor administrativo da emissora João Tavares de Lima estiveram em João Pessoa na cerimônia em que os representantes da Cenecista e de mais 4 emissoras paraibanas assinaram termos aditivos de adaptação das outorgas para migração da faixa de AM para FM.
Cinco emissoras completaram o processo de migração na Paraíba, ao apresentar certidão de regularidade fiscal e quitar o boleto de mudança de outorga de AM para FM: Fundação Cultural Nossa Senhora da Guia, de Patos (PB); Fundação de Desenvolvimento de Picuí (Fundepi), de Picuí (PB); Rádio Cajazeiras, de Campina Grande (PB); Rádio Integração do Brejo, de Bananeiras (PB); e Rádio Potiguara, de Mamanguape (PB). Ao todo, 28 entidades paraibanas manifestaram interesse ao MCTIC em migrar de faixa.
Segundo a secretária de Radiodifusão do MCTIC, Vanda Nogueira, as 28 rádios têm como ouvintes 80% da população paraibana, ou seja, quase 3 milhões de pessoas. As outras 23 emissoras têm 90 dias para pagar o boleto, cujo valor é calculado individualmente e pode variar de R$ 7 mil a R$ 200 mil.
Após a outorga, as rádios deverão apresentar um projeto técnico de instalação da FM à Secretaria de Radiodifusão e solicitar à Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel) a autorização de uso da radiofrequência. A partir da liberação, os veículos já podem começar a transmitir a programação na nova faixa.

A Cenecista FM vai operar na frequência 89.9 Mhz.

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          Marco Aurélio devolve o Mandato a Aécio neves   
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O ministro Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, revogou nesta sexta-feira, 30, a decisão do ministro Edson Fachin que afastou o senador Aécio Neves (PSDB) de suas funções. 
"Provejo o agravo para afastar as medidas consubstanciadas na suspensão do exercício de funções parlamentares ou de qualquer função pública, na proibição de contatar outro investigado ou réu no processo e na de ausentar-se do País, devolvendo ao agravante a situação jurídica que lhe foi proporcionada pelos eleitores no sufráfio universal", diz a decisão do ministro Marco Aurélio. "Julgo predicado o agravo formalizado pelo Procurador-geral da República em que veiculado o pedido de implemento da prisão preventiva do agravante", acrescentou. 
Aécio havia sido afastado em maio por determinação do ministro Edson Fachin, relator da Lava Jato no STF, após a Operação Patmos, fase da Lava Jato baseada nas delação da JBS. A Procuradoria Geral da República apontou risco de o senador usar seu poder para atrapalhar as investigações e havia pedido a prisão de Aécio. No entanto, Fachin entendeu que a Constituição proibia a prisão do parlamentar e determinou o afastamento.
Como lembrou o jornalista Bernardo Mello Franco, em duas semanas, Aécio teve seu pedido de cassação arquivado no Conselho de Ética do Senado, viu a irmã e o primo serem libertados e seus inquéritos do STF ficarem com os ministros Gilmar Mendes e Alexandre de Moraes. 

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          The Vicious Cyber-War Against Venezuela   
Havana. The psychological warfare being waged by the oligarchic opposition in Venezuela –following the strategic and tactical objectives of US imperialism– has strong support in a well-organized Twitter operation that promotes protests from the Miami-based DolarToday platform. This is described in a research article published by the well-known specialist Erin Gallagher. DolarToday is a US website based in More
          Encerramento do Circuito junino 2017 acontece nesta sexta (30), no bairro Limeira em Picuí   
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Nesta sexta-feira (30), acontece o encerramento do circuito junino 2017 em Picuí. As etapas aconteceram nos dias: 03, 09, 10, 16, 17, 25 nos bairros e distritos do município e hoje dia 30, será o encerramento no bairro Limeira com duas grandes atrações: Bob Léo Mercadoria e Raniery Gomes, que esteve participando do São João de Campina Grande.
A administração municipal ofereceu aos artistas participantes palco, som e luz de excelente qualidade, valorizando assim o trabalho dos filhos da terra.
O Departamento de Cultura, que tem a frente o jovem Ismael Moisés, esteve na organização, juntamente com outras secretarias e departamentos municipais, que numa soma de forças contribuíram para o sucesso do circuito.
O Circuito Junino 2017 foi mais uma ação do Governo da Participação e teve como objetivo manter viva a chama da cultura nordestina, além da valorização dos artistas locais.
De acordo com informações que chegaram a redação do ClickPicuí, o referido evento deverá ser ampliado no ano de 2018.

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          Adolescente provoca incêndio criminoso na casa da própria mãe em Cuité    
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Um adolescente de 16 anos ateou fogo na residência da própria mãe, na cidade de Cuité, na noite dessa quinta-feira (29).
A mãe do adolescente informou ao Centro Integrado de Operações Policiais (Ciop) que ele vem a ameaçando de morte constantemente.
As vítimas foram encaminhadas até a delegacia para prestar depoimento. O adolescente conseguiu fugir do local.

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          Economia: Veículo do gabinete do prefeito de Picuí custará 74% menos em relação gestão passada; o mais barato dos últimos 13 anos   
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O prefeito Olivânio surpreendeu os picuienses quando abriu mão do luxo do gabinete e disponibilizou um ônibus de qualidade aos estudantes universitários.
Sem ostentação, nos 6 meses de gestão, o prefeito tem gerado baixo custo a máquina pública. Ao longo desse período, realizou dezenas de viagens a capital do estado, a cidade do Recife e a capital Federal, mesmo assim, foram poucas as diárias recebidas em relação aos dois últimos gestores que o antecederam. A situação não é diferente em relação ao veículo que passará a ser usado pelo chefe do executivo em suas viagens oficiais, o valor será o menor da região e o menor dos últimos 12 anos.
Após organizar a máquina pública e sistematizar as prioridades da gestão, o prefeito autorizou a realização da licitação para locação do veículo que servirá ao seu gabinete e também outras demandas do centro administrativo, ao custo de R$ 2.900,00 o veículo ficará 74% mais barato em relação ao histórico do que vinha sendo praticado na prefeitura de Picuí que chegou a custar R$ 7.500,00 aos contribuintes.
Calculando em salários mínimos, de 2005 até 2012 a prefeitura de Picuí desembolsava mensalmente 11 (onze) salários mínimos todo mês para custear o veículo do prefeito. Com essa redução, o prefeito Olivânio economizará mais de 8 (oito) salários mínimos mensais.
O prefeito já informou que usará esse dinheiro para alugar dois veículos com capacidade de sete lugares ou superior para tender as demandas da saúde do município, principalmente aos pacientes de hemodiálise e da quimioterapia que viajam diariamente até Campina Grande. A licitação para os veículos da saúde ocorrerá na segunda feira dia 03 de julho.
O prefeito informou que acabou a geração do prefeito ostentação e do desperdício, e fez referência a um trecho passagem de um texto do escritor Rubem Alves.
“O político por vocação é um apaixonado pelo grande jardim para todos. Seu amor é tão grande que ele abre mão do pequeno jardim que ele poderia plantar para si mesmo. De que vale um pequeno jardim se à sua volta está o deserto? É preciso que o deserto inteiro se transforme em jardim”.

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          Em dois dias, João Pessoa registra 32% das chuvas previstas para o mês de junho   
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As chuvas registradas em João Pessoa nesta quarta (28) e quinta-feira (29) representam 32,4% da media histórica para o mês de junho na capital paraibana. A informação é da meteorologista da Agência Executiva de Gestão de Águas (Aesa), Marle Bandeira. 
De acordo com a Aesa, na quarta-feira (28), foram registrados 37,5 mm de chuvas, o que representa 12,4% do total histórico no mês, que é de 301,7 milímetros (mm). Já nesta quinta-feira, até o momento, choveu 60,4mm, representando 20% do total. 
Ainda de acordo com Marle, os 29 dias deste mês registraram 274,6 mm de chuvas, sendo 91% do total, estando dentro da normalidade. Para atingir a média histórica, seria necessário que chovesse 27,1 mm até esta sexta-feira (30).
Apesar das fortes chuvas, a Defesa Civil não relatou nenhum caso de deslizamento em João Pessoa nesta quinta-feira (29). Já na quarta-feira (28), a Capital enfrentou problemas com alagamentos, com trânsito ruim em diversos trechos. Segundo a Superintendência Executiva de Mobilidade Urbana (Semob), foram registrados sete pontos de alagamentos na Capital.
As fortes chuvas no Litoral provocaram o sangramento do reservatório Gramame-Mamuaba, localizado na cidade do Conde. Outro que está sangrando é o São José II, que fica na cidade de Monteiro e é o primeiro a receber as águas do rio São Francisco. Outros 36 açudes estão com mais de 20% do volume, 45 têm menos de 20% e 44 estão em situação crítica, ou seja, com menos de 5% do volume.

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          Prefeito de Picuí acompanha engenheiros da Sudene em vistoria nas obras do programa água para todos   
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Na manhã dessa quinta-feira 29, o prefeito Olivânio juntamente com o líder da bancada na câmara, vereador Ranieri, estiveram acompanhando os engenheiros da SUDENE na vistoria das obras do sistema de abastecimento singelo do Programa água para todos nas comunidades Quixaba, Massapê e Lajedo do Tomaz. 
Orçado em R$ 390.000,00 o projeto teve início em 2014 por meio de um processo de dispensa de licitação, tendo como contratada a empresa U.s. Matic que chegou a instalar bombas e placas de energia solar nos três poços já existentes, a mesa recebeu a importância de R$ 78.000,00 o que corresponde a 15% do valor do convênio. 
Por meio de uma nova licitação, tendo como vencedora a empresa Polyefe, a obra ficou parada até o final de dezembro de 2016 e retomada pós ordem de serviço concedida pelo prefeito Olivânio. O sistema é composto de poço artesiano, extensa rede de canos, chafariz espalhados pela comunidade, casa de cloração, bomba d’água, caixa d’água principal de 10 (dez) mil litros que recebe a água e alimenta todo sistema e caixa d’água secundária de 5 (cinco) mil litros. O sistema é simples, porém de grande serventia quando concluído. 
Devido à demora na execução da obra que se arrasta a quase 4 (anos), a prefeitura vai ter que arcar com os danos ao sistema, a exemplo de comprar bombas elétricas, tendo em vista que, as bombas instaladas na primeira etapa, não possuem capacidade de abastecer os sistemas. No término da visita, os engenheiros ficaram satisfeitos com a conclusão dos serviços. A prefeitura deverá colocar o sistema para funcionar nos próximos dias.

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          Ministro que estava em CG volta às pressas para reunião com Temer em Brasília   
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O ministro Blairo Maggi , da pasta da Agricultura, retornou às pressas para Brasília, após ser convocado por Michel Temer. Ele estava, a convite do deputado federal e líder do governo na Câmara Federal Aguinaldo Ribeiro (PP), em Campina Grande, onde prestigiaria o Maior São João do Mundo na noite desta quinta-feira (29).
Mais cedo, na fazenda do vice-prefeito de Campina Grande e pai de Aguinaldo, Enivaldo Ribeiro (PP), em Alagoa Seca, Blairo participou de um almoço e, na tarde de hoje, de uma reunião com agricultores.
A reunião que será realizada nesta sexta-feira (30) não teve o teor divulgado.

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          Dundee’s Cinematic Abundance   
I recently learned about a Twitter account that campaigns against Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee’s excellent culture hub in the centre of the city. Typical tweets include: [blackbirdpie id=”124581248428548096″] [blackbirdpie id=”124933453421617152″] I went to see Friends with Benefits a few weeks ago, and it was pretty awful. The highlight is one funny joke about iPads in […]
          2011 Must Have #5 – A Social Media Plan   
I have talked a lot this month about Social Media: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear / See In Social Media Your Social Media Campaign is Doomed to Fail What Industry Experts Look for On Twitter Social Media Done Right is Not Easy I have to say it again, it bothers me immensely to see so […]
          特朗普在Twitter上抨击亚马逊 称其不支付“互联网税”   

          How Does Google Rank Links from Facebook and Twitter?   
Video from Google’s Matt Cutts.
          #341: TC39, ECMAScript, and the Future of JavaScript   
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A thorough explanation of how new features make it into JavaScript, before focusing on some practical examples including Array#includes, named captures, and lookbehind assertions in regexes.
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Eric Bidelman runs through how to use Headless Chrome, using Karma as a runner and Mocha+Chai for authoring tests.
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See the performance implications of using Lambda functions with a database-as-a-service like MongoDB Atlas.
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The official spec for ES2017 (essentially the 8th edition of the JS spec) has been published in HTML and PDF if you’re lacking for bedtime reading.

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Infinite Scroll v3: As Users Scroll, Automatically Load More tools
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echarts: Powerful Charting and Visualization in the Browser code
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Big News!! Today we’ve got another update about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! The festival, which stretches to a full 75 days this year, will run from August 31-November 13 this Fall. We are looking forward to the start of the fun. We wait all year for this (and we know you do toooo!), but [...]

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While the very fabric of space-time warped and undulated over the Trump-Morning Joe conflict (we’ll get to that), Republicans in the House finance subcommittee worked up a scheme to neutralize the Johnson Amendment. The proposed rule would deny the IRS the funds it would need to investigate Johnson Amendment violations…for churches only. That’s right, no mention of other nonprofits, no mention of other houses of worship. We joined a big coalition of groups opposing the measure, and I did the equivalent of marching up and down, toddler-Bart-Simpson style, making noise about it.

But you know, the fabric of space time. Undulating and whatnot. About that:

After Trump did his dumbass Trump thing that he does, Sarah Huckabee Sanders attempted to justify the president’s behavior as some kind of proportional response to bullying (????), and when asked who she could point to as a role model, she defaulted to God. That’s fine, but you’d think a couple human role models would be useful in a pinch. Maybe keep a couple of those in your back pocket. Just a thought.

More fun was the op-ed by Mika and Joe themselves, where they threw so much shade it looked like an eclipse. They said Trump wasn’t mentally healthy enough to watch Morning Joe, and made the charge that Trump had blackmailed them with the threat of a negative National Inquirer article.

David Roberts at Vox tries to come to grips with what the hell is wrong with the man, and why it’s so hard to figure it out:

Trump defies our theory of mind because he appears to lack a coherent, persistent self or worldview. He is a raging fire of need, protected and shaped by a lifetime of entitlement, with the emotional maturity and attention span of a 6-year-old, utterly unaware of the long-term implications of his actions. ... Politicos and journalists need a story in which Trump’s stumbling and grasping can be construed as a savvy media strategy, a “distraction” from some other wrongdoing he has going on, or a “pivot” from his current omnishambles. Those are all versions of political maneuvering with which they are familiar. They need for Trump to want things, to be after things, to have a plan. ... But there’s no there there.

CFI Los Angeles chief Jim Underdown recoils at the utter plausibility of The Handmaid’s Tale, and laments that the star of the TV version, Elizabeth Moss, is herself a Scientologist:

What doesn’t fit is that the Church of Scientology could be a central character in The Handmaid’s Tale TV series. For decades we’ve been hearing real-life stories from ex-Scientologists that sound like they could be plots in the series.   

Nikhil Sonnad at Quartz does a great service, cataloguing how Alex Jones’ Infowars store and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop store and the Moon Juice store all sell the same snake oil.

Speaking of Alex Jones (if we must), he had a guest, Robert David Steele, who said this:

This may strike your listeners as way out but we actually believe that there is a colony on Mars that is populated by children who were kidnapped and sent into space on a 20 year ride. So that once they get to Mars they have no alternative but to be slaves on the Mars colony.  

Now, Jones does seem to distance himself from this idea a tad (“Well I don’t know about Mars bases”), but don’t give him too much credit! Or any! Because then he says this:

I know they’ve created massive, thousands of different types of chimeras that are alien lifeforms on this earth now. 

Just in case you’re wondering, NASA denies the allegation. Well, of course they would. Pfft.

In Bizarro America, aka Canada, a new survey shows that the electorate would prefer an atheist, gay, or transgender prime minister over an evangelical Christian. 

CFI’s new intern Andy Ngo thinks back to the Orlando massacre one year ago, and how the discourse about it has been too diffuse, asking, “While it is imperative to prevent and condemn discrimination against Muslims, why does that have to come at the cost of speaking openly about religious fundamentalism, particularly Islamism?”

South Africa will no longer have single-religion public schools. (A group lobbying for this change, the Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie, has the greatest acronym ever: OGOD.) 

Australian homeopathics company Brauer is being investigated for promoting an ebook that advocates the use of homeopathy to treat babies and toddlers.  

Theologian and sociologist Peter Berger has died at the age of 88. I don’t know much about most of his work, but his book The Social Construction of Reality blew my mind when I read it in college a million years ago. 

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This. This is wonderful. You’re welcome.

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Cardinal George Pell is the third-most powerful official in the Catholic Church as head of the Vatican’s finances. And he’s just been charged multiple sexual assaults in his native Australia. I think it’s time to play this song again.

Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky signs into law a bill allowing Bible classes in public schools. I’m sure that not far behind are classes on the Qu’ran, the Bhagvat Gita, Dianetics, and the Books of Bokonon. Any day now.

ProPublica reveals “a trove” of Facebook’s internal documents showing its secret guidelines for determining what is and is not hate speech, and thus able to be censored. And some of it is frankly disturbing:

One document trains content reviewers on how to apply the company’s global hate speech algorithm. The slide identifies three groups: female drivers, black children and white men. It asks: Which group is protected from hate speech? The correct answer: white men. ... White men are considered a group because both traits are protected, while female drivers and black children, like radicalized Muslims, are subsets, because one of their characteristics is not protected. 

Adi Robertson at The Verge notes that Facebook’s task is more or less impossible:

If the company decides to promote a positive social environment without taking clear political sides, it will trend toward a faux neutrality where “hate” is any negative opinion, punishing people who criticize the status quo. But if it admits to an ideological bent, it will have to start formulating political stances on which groups worldwide deserve the most protection from hate. The more social responsibility it accepts, the more liable it is for failing to police its users, and the more power it has to control speech — not just comments to other users, but personal timeline posts or photographs. 

Oh, hey hey hey, make sure you dig the latest Cause & Effect newsletter. It’s got international news, SCOTUS news, and not all of the news is bad!

CFI’s Benjamin Radford is on the panel for a discussion about psychics (along with a bunch of alleged psychics) on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show.

Another “psychic,” Michelle Marks of Dixon, Illinois, is arrested for “exploitation of an elderly person and multiple weapons charges.” Wow she was busy!

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain wanted to see if atheists in Western Europe were more or less closed-minded than the religious. And that’s what they found, more or less:

Atheists tended to show greater intolerance of contradiction, meaning when they were presented with two seemingly contradictory statements they rated one as very true and the other as very false. They also showed less propensity to be able to imagine arguments contrary to their own position and find them somewhat convincing.

A group of scientists and other figures sign on to an initiative called Mission 2020, intended to get greenhouse gas emissions to “curve downward” by 2020, because failing that, the goals of Paris become unattainable. While it’s noble, I am skeptical. Especially after my Point of Inquiry interview with Elizabeth Kolbert earlier this month.

Undaunted by my kind of despair, a “global covenant of mayors” pledging to meet the goals of the Paris accord has brought on board more than 7400 cities.

Cleve Wootson at WaPo introduces us to Michael Tate Reed, the guy who keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments monuments, as he did in Arkansas yesterday:

[In 2014] He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and released under an agreement that required him to continue treatment. He sent a rambling letter to the newspaper apologizing and describing the voices in his head and his attempts to recover from mental health issues. 

Speaking of which, Joseph Frankel at The Atlantic looks at how the phenomenon of “hearing voices” in one’s head—which is sometimes what makes people think they’re psychic, and others say they’re psychotic—may be more common than once thought, and also may be more controllable:

These experiments suggest that auditory hallucinations are the result of the mind failing to brand its actions as its own. Watching what the brain does during these hallucinations may clarify how that works, and what differences in the brain create these experiences. ... Drawing a parallel with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the [researchers] are interested in the extent to which the psychics they saw “might occupy the extreme end of a continuum” of people who hear voices. 

The Mormon Church is taking bold strides into the latter half of the 20th century, offering paid maternity or parental leave to church employees and (hold on to your butts) allowing women to wear pants.

A California health department report says that 111 people have chosen to take their own lives in the first six months of the state’s right-to-die law. 

Uranus isn’t just odd because its name makes you chuckle (which is why I must pronounce it “YURen-uss,” not, you know, the other way). It’s on a crazy 98-degree axis, and its magnetic shield is all wobbly.

When there’s somethin’ strange…in the neighborhood…who you gonna call? The Royal Thai Police Force! They ain’t afraid o’no phi pob. 

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is a fun, scientific, educational museum experience for the whole family! Oh wait, the city wants them to pay a “safety assessment fee”? I meant to say, it’s a ministry. So, sorry. Exempt. Phew! I mean, “amen.”

My home state of Maine gets its first case of measles in 20 years. Oh god I hope it’s not me! 

Quote of the Day:

I’m just gonna give this one to Colbert:

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今日の天気:雨のち曇 最高気温28度

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@elderm55 ウインたぶれっとほしいなぁ。私は仕事もプライベートもりんごたぶれっとで、がんばっています。ちなみにオーエスは10ですか?

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月30日 - 07:06


— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月30日 - 07:42

@elderm55 仕事で林檎を使うようになってもほとんどリモートディスクトップしか使っていないです。個人はTwitterとネットくらい。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月30日 - 09:19

@yuzuekimemo ありがとうございます。遠征てして赤駅をチェックインしたのが早期育成できたのではと思っています。

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@izuming3718 三年目おめでとうございます。

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@elderm55 ノート持っていくよりは楽になったけど、タッチが使いづらい。( ・д・)

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月30日 - 14:39

@elderm55 アンチ林檎派ですよ。個人スマホはノーリンゴですから。

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@izuming3718 おめでとうございます。\(^o^)/

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@izuming3718 信玄アイス、都内で売っているんですね。

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@piano_megumin ぶぶ3000回お仕事めでとうございます。

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マイPC定期メンテナンス中m(_ _)m

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@asmyekmm Twitterでやり取りします。

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今日の天気:曇り 最高気温28度

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@Togawa_Izaya 適当に日替わりランチに、と思ったら湯葉ラーメンがあることを知って頼んでみました。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 12:26

@izuming3718 だいじょうぶですか。

— しげ★イチ (@Shigei1Shigei) 2017年6月29日 - 13:49

@piano_megumin 仕事が終わって会社に戻りました。

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夕方、駐車場に(ФωФ)ちゃんが出迎えてくれました。( ≧∀≦)

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お仕事回数 1077回
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          VIDEO: Penn State RB Saquon Barkley Power Cleans 405 Pounds   
Penn State Strong! Barkley 405lbs Power Clean — Iron Lions (@IronLions1) June 29, (...)
          April Vogue: You Can’t Escape the Phenomena That is Saoirse Ronan   
  Take the time to read this article, and you can tell very quickly that the writer is entirely captured by Ronan: her dazzling appearance and charming personality. As one who has also met her, I can agree that she … Continue reading
          Jake Abel: Destined to Work with Stephenie Meyer?   
Bullett interviewed Jake (Ian) about ‘The Host’, ‘Percy Jackson’, and some other unrelated questions. A lot of the information he provides about this film is much the same as we’ve heard before: he talks about the love ‘box’ and his … Continue reading
          Hoy se celebra el décimo aniversario del iPhone   

Steve Jobs presentando el iPhone original en el 2007.

Tim Cook, CEO de Apple, festejó el lanzamiento con una publicación en Twitter.
          Stephenie Meyer on Good Morning America   
This is a good update (and great publicity for the film) for those who might not be familiar with ‘The Host’, yet. I did catch that Stephenie said she tried to write a book with just humans before, but that … Continue reading
          Twitter transmitirá en vivo el San Diego Comic-Con 2017   

San Diego Comic-Con 2017

También ofrecerán contenido de noticias y cobertura diarias del torneo de Wimbledon.
          Monique Currie addition could give Mercury a third scorer to go with Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi   
What's missing in most Mercury games is the kind of scoring balance needed to beat teams like Minnesota.

          Moore: Time to see what the Diamondbacks are made of against Rockies, Dodgers   
Time to see what the Diamondbacks are made of now that we’ve hit the most important stretch of baseball this town has seen in a while.

          Game Day: Robbie Ray, Diamondbacks open three-game set vs. Rockies   
Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks begin a three-game series with the Rockies on Friday at Chase Field.

日本時間の6月30日、Elaine Chase‏氏のTwitterアカウントより7月14日発売の新セット『破滅の刻』収録カードである《陽光鞭の勇者/Sunscourge Champion》が公開されました。 公開カード […]
          Bickley: Arizona Diamondbacks creating a fresh buzz in the Valley   
The 2017 Diamondbacks are attracting a crowd. And the level of fan engagement is stunning for a market known turnstile apathy.

          Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin to meet with Phoenix Suns   
Clippers star Blake Griffin to meet with Suns

日本時間の6月29日、Alex Ullman氏のTwitterアカウントより7月14日発売の新セット『破滅の刻』収録カードである《巧みな軍略》(再録)が公開されました。 公開カード 『ポータル三国志』『統率者(2013年 […]
          Top 10 nicknames in baseball history   
Baseball has a long tradition of colorful nicknames. Here are my personal favorites.

          Bullpen implosion leads to series loss for Diamondbacks   
The Diamondbacks’ bullpen failed them vs. the Cardinals, sending them to their first series loss in nearly a month.

          Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field humidor plan pushed back to 2018   
GM Mike Hazen said the club ‘ran out of time’ to get the new humidor at Chase Field up to speed.

          2018 NBA mock drafts: 4 Arizona Wildcats taken in first round?   
Judging by early 2018 NBA mock drafts, the Arizona Wildcats could have a big draft class next year.

          Your take: Arizona Coyotes fans rip Mike Smith for ripping Coyotes   
Coyotes fans didn't take long to respond to Mike Smith's criticism with some of their own.

START YOUR TINY ENGINES AS ‘MICRO MACHINES WORLD SERIES’ LAUNCHES TODAY  Celebrate the Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Larkspur, Calif. – June 30th, 2017 – Codemasters and Deep Silver have today unleashed miniature multiplayer mayhem on the gaming world with the release of Micro Machines World Series on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and PC via Steam. To celebrate the launch and showcase the fun and carnage you’ll be experiencing in Micro Machines World Series. The iconic series makes a triumphant return with a mixture of fan-favorite and all-new content that will delight players of all ages. Classic game modes Race and Elimination are complimented by an all-new Battle mode, which ramps up the carnage to the highest end of the miniature scale. Supporting up to 12 players for online multiplayer and one to four players locally, Micro Machines World Series gives you 12 amazing customizable vehicles to race and battle across 25 classic locations including the kitchen table, garden, workshop and game room. With spy cars, hovercrafts, dump trucks, tanks and more, Micro Machines World Series lets you equip a unique loadout and collect a range of crazy NERF power ups and collectibles such as blasters, mines, hammers and bombs to get the best of your opponents. Micro Machines World Series combines gaming nostalgia with incredible visuals and endless party replayability, making it a hit for players old and new. Follow updates from the Micro Machines studio on Facebook ( # # # ABOUT CODEMASTERS: Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit ABOUT HASBRO: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews). MICRO MACHINES, NERF and all related names are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. All copyrights or trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are being used under license. Developed and published by Codemasters. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. 
          What to expect from Suns in NBA free agency   
azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller discuss what the Suns might do when the NBA free agency period begins Friday night.

          Armed with new cleats, Ildemaro Vargas excited to debut against former team   
Ildemaro Vargas was clearly excited, the rookie that was just called up to the majors smiled and shook hands as he entered the clubhouse, ready for his major league debut.

          Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7   
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Coming First to PlayStation 4 on July 7 New DLC Pack Features Four Diverse, New Multiplayer Maps Actress Cassandra Peterson Reprises Her Iconic Role of Elvira in New Zombies Experience “Attack of the Radioactive Thing!” set in a 1950s Creature Feature June 30, 2017 – Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 7, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow. “Our team couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce another wild, twisted zombies experience in Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which continues the story and adds some awesome new gameplay,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “For our multiplayer fans, we’re delivering four diverse maps that reward the different gameplay styles our community has embraced since the game launched last year. We can’t wait.” Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, the next action-packed chapter of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare zombies experience, once again features the return of Willard Wyler, the enigmatic movie director villain portrayed with voice and likeness by Paul Reubens (Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Gotham). Wyler has trapped the four protagonists inside an all-new horror film, set in the 1950s and in the style of the Creature Feature films of the era. Players will fight a new array of zombie enemies across a ravaged beach town where a government science experiment has transformed the residents into flesh-devouring zombies and introduced a new biological menace into the city. Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style. New weapons, traps and more will augment the hallmark Call of Duty action, with Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Austin Powers) as “the Scientist;” Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) as “the Rebel;” Jay Pharoah (White Famous, Saturday Night Live) as “the Soldier;” and Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Inside Amy Schumer) as “the School Girl,” all making a return from the ongoing story in this all-new experience. In addition to Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, Absolution will also include four new multiplayer maps: Bermuda – A shantytown created around the remnants of a crashed ship, Bermuda allows players to duck, dive, and wall ride from the fish market to the lighthouse in this small to medium sized map that’s been water-wasted and sandblasted. Permafrost – Set within the chill of a frozen city skyline, Permafrost lets players stick to the ground and pick their plan of attack in one of three main lanes. They will traverse the map, moving from street side to train station, and hobo village to wrecked theatre house in this small, tight-quarters map. Fore – In Fore, the only thing miniature about this large map is the golf courses players will be fighting in. Fore features great visual variety as players swing around the sights and sounds of areas that brandish magical forests, giant creamsicles, and elevated castle walls. Ember – Located near an old town castle, Ember is a remake of the Modern Warfare 3 classic map Resistance, featuring old world aesthetics retrofitted with modern technology. The surroundings include lava, gallows and a torture room, where players will want to stick close to their teammates. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution releases on July 7, 2017 first for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. The game is rated MA15+ for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). For more information, please visit Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
COMPLETE SEASON OF THE LION’S SONG TO LAUNCH JULY 13, 2017 ON STEAM (PC & MAC) AND MOBILE The Award-Winning Adventure Series Makes its Highly Anticipated Debut on iOS, Android & Mac Vienna, Austria – June 29, 2017 – Austrian indie developer Mipumi Games has given fans of sepia colors and narrative adventure games a reason to rejoice today, announcing that the full release of their episodic series The Lion’s Song will launch on July 13, 2017. The launch will include the fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac. The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game series about creativity and its demons while being steeped in early 20th century history. With each of the first three episodes taking a closer look at fictional Austrian artists or scientists each blessed with an exceptional creative mind, the season’s finale Episode 4 – Closure will take players on a mysterious train journey that connects the storylines of all previous episodes. What stories will the four strangers on that train share along the way, and where will their journey end? Emotions will run high as players make connections with each character, and work to navigate and experience their lives in different ways with different outcomes. The Season Pass for The Lion’s Song containing all four episodes is now available on Steam for $9.99 / £8.99 / €9.99. Alternatively on Steam, Episode 1 – Silence is available for free and the other episodes can be purchased separately for $3.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 each. On iOS and Android The Lion’s Song will be released as a premium title containing all four episodes for $4.99 / £4.99 / €5.49. For more information, visit The Lion’s Song on Steam or the official website and follow the game on Facebook and Twitter. About The Lion’s Song The Lion’s Song is an episodic adventure game created by Vienna-based independent developer Mipumi Games. The Lion’s Song is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. In 2016 the game was awarded with the German Developer Award for Indie Game of the Year and in 2017 it received an Honourable Mention from IGF in the category Excellence in Narrative. Originally created as a Ludum Dare project in 2014, The Lion’s Song features a striking art direction and a unique setting.  The fourth and final Episode 4 – Closure is coming to PC via Steam, along with all episodes debuting on iOS & Android as well as Mac on July 13, 2017. To find out more about The Lion’s Song please visit                                                  About Mi’pu’mi Games Mipumi Games is a Vienna-based independent game development company run by veteran developers with 10+ years industry experience at Rockstar and Ubisoft. The small specialist team collaborates with established AAA productions including the Hitman franchise and Anno. Now Mipumi is working on its first independent title: The Lion’s Song, an episodic adventure game set in early 20th century Austria. To find out more about Mipumi go to
          NFL's top quarterbacks: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan lead 2017 rankings   
The NFL Network recently completed its countdown of the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2017 and a lot of quarterbacks made the list.

          Chicago Bulls release point guard Rajon Rondo   
Chicago made another major move to signal the team is in full rebuild mode, releasing Rajon Rondo a week after trading Jimmy Butler.

          Report: Warriors' Klay Thompson signs shoe extension that could be worth $80 million   
Thompson has reportedly signed an extension to his shoe deal with Chinese company Anta.

          Syracuse's Jim Boeheim calls ex-Indiana coach Tom Crean 'idiot' for Tyler Lydon comments   
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim didn't appreciate former Indiana coach Tom Crean's comments about Tyler Lydon during the NBA draft.

          Minnesota Timberwolves trade PG Ricky Rubio to Utah Jazz for protected first-round pick   
Utah is hoping the acquisition of Rubio will help persuade free-agent Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz.

          Cubs' Javier Baez emerging as a marketing star   
Javier Baez will become the first baseball player to appear on David's sunflower seeds packaging since former Yankees star Derek Jeter back in 2005.

          Lawsuit filed against Venus Williams in wake of fatal crash   
The estate of the man who died as the result of injuries suffered in an accident involving Venus Williams filed a lawsuit against the tennis star.

          Ranking Arizona’s top 2018 high school football prospects   

          The greatest baseball nicknames of all-time   
Jay Dieffenbach and Richard Morin talk odd, unknown and well-known nicknames of baseballs greats.

          Shot Clock: Who are the Phoenix Suns trying to recruit?   
Greg Moore and Jay Dieffenbach, talk Phoenix Suns possibly trying recruit Blake Griffin and Paul Milsap as free agency opens.

          Torey Lovullo talks loss to Cardinals   
D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo talks loss to St. Louis.

          MLB All-Star vote: Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt has on-field numbers; not the votes   
Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt ranks near the top of the National League in plenty of categories and he's catching up in All-Star Game voting.

          総勢26名の豪華出演声優陣のサイン色紙が当たる 事前登録ファイナルキャンペーンを実施! ~カクプリ公式Twitterアカウントをフォロー&リツイートで応募!~   
カクテル擬人化プロジェクト『カクテル王子(プリンス)』が総勢26名の豪華出演声優陣のサイン色紙が当たる事前登録ファイナルキャンペーンを開始しました。 ■「事前登録ファイナル!全出演声優26名サイン色紙プレゼントRTキャン...
          6月30日(金)のつぶやき その2   

セッターってよオーケストラの"指揮者"みてえだと思うんだよ 同じ曲 同じ楽団でも "指揮者"が代われば"音"が変わる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 14:47

今のお前は ただの
大黒柱のエースになんかなれねえ でも

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 15:19

勝ち残りたかったら 強くなってみろよ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 15:48

正直言って俺達は顔合わせたばっかの面子でデコボコでちぐはぐで しかも今日がこの面子での初試合 そんで相手は未知のチーム どんな戦いになるかわからない 壁にブチ当たるかもしれない でも壁にブチ当たった時はそれを超えるチャンスだ 行くぞ!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 16:27


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 16:57

これから先も 1年で俺だけ試合に出られないのは嫌だから

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 17:27

今の1点は奇跡じゃない 獲られたんだアイツに!点を!!獲られたんだよ!!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 17:57


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 18:27

いいんだいいんだ 中学時代飛雄がお前を『あんま使えない下僕』だと思ってたとしてもな この及川さんがな神業速攻なんか使わなくても『金田一はちゃんと凄いんだぞ』と証明してあげよう 安心してとべ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 18:58


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 19:27

…1・2セット目より断然ラリーが続くようになってる しんどいんだろうな でも いいな…!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 19:57


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 20:27

俺達普段はクソナマイキな問題児だからな 試合でくらいイイ後輩でいなくちゃな

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 20:36

ーコートの外から見ていた時確かに悔しさはあったけど中に居るよりずっと冷静にゲームが見えてた気がする 試合に出られなかった時間もちゃんと糧になってる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 21:21


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 21:49


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 22:21


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 22:51


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 23:21

バラバラだったらなんてことない 一人と一人が出会うことで化学変化を起こす

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 23:51
          Java Magazine Edition about Libraries    

By Guest Blogger Andrew Binstock 

In an age of frameworks, there still remains a supreme need for libraries, those useful collections of classes and methods that save us a huge amount of work. For all the words spilled on the reusability of object orientation (OO), it’s clear that code reuse has been consistently successful only at the library level. It’s hard to say whether that’s a failure of the promises of OO or whether those promises were unlikely to ever deliver the hoped-for reusability. 

In Stephen Colebourne’s article (page 28), he gives best practices for writing libraries of your own. Colebourne is the author of the celebrated Joda-Time library, which was the standard non-JDK time and date library prior to Java SE 8. In the article, he gives best practices for architecting the library and shares guidelines he has learned along the way that sometimes fly in the face of generally accepted programming precepts. Writing your own library? Then start here

We also examine three well-designed libraries that provide useful functionality but might not be widely known. The first of these is Project Lombok (page 10), which uses annotations to greatly reduce the writing of boilerplate code—leading to fewer keystrokes and much more readable code. Andrés Almiray’s article on the JDeferred library (page 16) is a deep dive into the concepts of futures and promises, which are techniques for defining, invoking, and getting results from asynchronous operations. The built-in Java classes for futures and promises work well but can be difficult to program. JDeferred removes the difficulty and, like Lombok, leads to considerably cleaner code. 

Finally, we revisit an article we ran a year ago on jsoup (page 22), which is one of the finest ways of handling HTML: parsing, scraping, manipulating, and even generating it. 

If libraries are not your favorite topic, we have you covered with a detailed discussion (page 34) of how to use streaming syntax rather than SQL when accessing databases. In addition, we offer our usual quiz (this time with the inclusion of questions from the entry-level exam), our calendar of events, and other goodness. (Note that our next issue will be a jumbo special issue on Java 9.) 

          6月30日(金)のつぶやき その1   

@kento_haikyu 06-29のポスト数:47 (うちRT:0)

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 00:02

…オマエらベンチにも入れないくせに対戦相手見下せる程強いつもりなのか? …学校の名前に乗っかってんじゃねえよ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 00:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 00:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 01:17

俺達普段はクソナマイキな問題児だからな 試合でくらいイイ後輩でいなくちゃな

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 01:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 02:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 02:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 03:17

才能では敵わなくても皆が一番打ちやすいトスを上げる自信はあるよ セッターとしては負けない

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 03:47

“3年生なのに可哀想”って思われても 試合に出られるチャンスが増えるならなんでもいい

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 04:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 04:47

掌一枚 厚さ約2cm おそらく同年代の連中と比べても一回り小さな手 このボールと床の間の"2cm"が エースの命を繋ぐ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 05:17

セッターってよオーケストラの"指揮者"みてえだと思うんだよ 同じ曲 同じ楽団でも "指揮者"が代われば"音"が変わる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 05:47

相手はデカいしスパイクは早速俺のトコ狙われるし 正直ビビる 前なら萎縮してた でも―今は 後ろにお前が控えてる すごく頼もしい

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 06:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 06:48

…1・2セット目より断然ラリーが続くようになってる しんどいんだろうな でも いいな…!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 07:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 07:47

サーブポジションに立った瞬間は 誰だろうとその試合の主役だ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 08:17

皆は強いです 烏野は強いです "飛べない烏"がまた飛ぶところ会場中に見せてあげましょう!!"見よっ" "古兵烏野の復活だ!!"と!!!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 08:47

お前試合中にウシワカの顔チラついてんならブットバスからな 目の前の相手さえ見えてない奴がその先に居る相手を倒せるもんかよ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 09:17

まあ お前がへたくそなのはわかってるからカバーは任せろ!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 09:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 10:17

「ゴミ捨て場の決戦」ってやつをさ 何とか実現したいんだよね

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 10:47

反省は試合終わってから!まだ終わってない 負けてない

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 11:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 11:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 12:18

――そうだ単純なことだ どんなに難しいボールだろうが追う理由はひとつ まだコートにボールは落ちていないから どんな劣勢だろうが戦い続ける理由はひとつ まだ 負けていないから

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 12:48

俺は負けるつもりないです 勝つことだけ考えてます

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 13:18

熱意には熱意が返ってくる あんたが不格好でも頑張ってれば生徒はちゃんとついてくる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 13:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月30日 - 14:17
          6月29日(木)のつぶやき その2   

お前が凹ましたい相手その2が目の前だ 思いっきりでいいぞ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 15:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 16:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 16:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 17:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 17:48

あの時もう少しもう少しだけ頑張ってたら 筋トレも走りこみももっと頑張ってたら もっと主将らしくできてたら レシーブ一本に必死になれてたら あと一歩足が前に出ていたなら もう少しバレーをやれていたんだろうか

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 18:17

後ろには皆居るってわかってる 今度こそ胸張って”俺が烏野のエースだ!”って言ってやる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 18:47

今のお前は ただの
大黒柱のエースになんかなれねえ でも

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 19:17

…先生 俺 メリットがあるからバレーやってるんじゃないんです

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 19:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 20:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 21:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 21:47

これから先も 1年で俺だけ試合に出られないのは嫌だから

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 22:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 22:47

―君等の言う"ヒョロッヒョロのチビ"とは 俺たち音駒の"背骨"で"脳"で"心臓"です

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 23:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 23:47
          6月29日(木)のつぶやき その1   

@kento_haikyu 06-28のポスト数:49 (うちRT:0)

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 00:01


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 00:27


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 00:58

お前たちは強い… うちは一応強豪って呼ばれるけど俺たち3年の代は"ハズレ"だって言われてたんだ。 不作だって、それがお前達のお陰で"鉄壁"の名に恥じないチームでいられた。

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 01:27

今の1点は奇跡じゃない 獲られたんだアイツに!点を!!獲られたんだよ!!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 01:57

後ろには皆居るってわかってる 今度こそ胸張って”俺が烏野のエースだ!”って言ってやる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 02:27

テレビで試合を見た次の日はふざけてでも半分本気で『将来は日本代表になる!!』とか言ったりして 活躍した選手の真似してみたりして そのくせ地味な筋トレになった途端テンション下がったりして これで終わりか早かったな まだ6月だぞ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 02:57


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 03:27

セッターってよオーケストラの"指揮者"みてえだと思うんだよ 同じ曲 同じ楽団でも "指揮者"が代われば"音"が変わる

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 03:58


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 04:27

―飛雄 急速に進化するお前に 俺は負けるのかもしれないね ―でも それは今日じゃない

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 05:21

お前試合中にウシワカの顔チラついてんならブットバスからな 目の前の相手さえ見えてない奴がその先に居る相手を倒せるもんかよ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 05:50

俺が俺が"ってウルセェェエ!!!てめえ一人で戦ってるつもりか 冗談じゃねーぞ ボゲェッ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 06:37


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 07:17

正直言って俺達は顔合わせたばっかの面子でデコボコでちぐはぐで しかも今日がこの面子での初試合 そんで相手は未知のチーム どんな戦いになるかわからない 壁にブチ当たるかもしれない でも壁にブチ当たった時はそれを超えるチャンスだ 行くぞ!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 07:47

―目の前に立ちはだかる高い高い壁 その向こうはどんな眺めだろうか どんな風に見えるのだろうか おれ独りでは決してみることのできない これが 頂の景色

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 08:17


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 08:47

―君等の言う"ヒョロッヒョロのチビ"とは 俺たち音駒の"背骨"で"脳"で"心臓"です

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 09:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 09:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 10:18

―― 目の前に立ちはだかる高い 高い壁 その向こうはどんな眺めだろうか。
どんな風に見えるのだろうか。“頂(いただき)の景色”おれ独りでは決して見ることのできない景色 でも 独りではないのなら、見えるかもしれない景色――

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 10:48

おれ…うちのチーム「強いと思う」って言ったけど…強いのはおれじゃなくて みんなだから

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 11:18


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 11:47

君らの思い通りにはさせない 勝つのは 俺達だ もっと高い舞台へ行く

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 12:17

へたくそな速攻も レシーブも そこを力技でなんとかする荒削りで不恰好な今のお前らの武器だ!今持ってるお前らの武器ありったけで攻めて攻めて攻めまくれ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 12:47

壁に跳ね返されたボールも 俺が繋いでみせるから だから、だからもう一回 トスを呼んでくれ!エース!

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 13:17

『せーの』で跳んで 長身の選手より高さが劣るなら "1cm"を"1mm"を 『一秒』速く頂へ!そうすればいま この瞬間だけ ここが 一番高い場所

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 13:47

掌一枚 厚さ約2cm おそらく同年代の連中と比べても一回り小さな手 このボールと床の間の"2cm"が エースの命を繋ぐ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 14:17

どんなにスパイクが決まんなくたって責めるつもりなんか微塵も無え だけど勝手に諦めんのは許さねえよ

— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 14:47


— けんと@ハイキュー垢 (@kento_haikyu) 2017年6月29日 - 15:17
          New Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger   

Welcome three new Java Champions: Holly Cummins, Aleksey Shipilev, and David Heffelfinger

Holly Cummins has been a Java engineer since 2001. She was one of the core engineers on the IBM J9 JVM working on Garbage Collection (GC) and Just in Time (JIT) compilation. She is currently a technical lead for IBM BlueMix Garage.   

Holly is also a committer and PMC member on the Apache Aries project, which melds the OSGi and Java EE programming models. She created several wearable projects connected to a backend server to demonstrate the low power requirements of modern application servers, and the suitability of Java for embedded application servers.

Holly is the co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action (Manning). She has published on a range of subjects, from performance myths, garbage collection tuning principles, enterprise OSGi, Java on Raspberry PIs, microservices, automation, and the importance of fun in a development culture. She is a frequent speaker at conferences including Devoxx and JavaOne. Follow her on Twitter @holly_cummins

Aleksey Shipilev is a principal software engineer at Redhat. He is the author of the Java Microbenchmarking Harness (JMH), a project to examine the performance of Java coding constructs.  Prior to JMH, programmers wrote their benchmarking harnesses fraught with errors.  He wrote JCStress, a toolkit for testing concurrency code. He also developed a Java-Object-Layout, JOL, which uses Unsafe, JVMTI, and Serviceability Agent (SA) heavily to decode the actual object layout, footprint, and references. 

Aleksey is now a committer to the new GC project Shenandoah. He is very active on mailing lists like Java Concurrency Interest, JMH, and OpenJDK projects. Follow him on Twitter @shipilev

David Heffelfinger is an independent consultant based in the Washington, DC area. He is a member of the NetBeans Dream Team and is part of the JavaOne content committee. 

David has written 7 books on Java EE, application servers, NetBeans, JasperReports, and Wicket. His titles include Java EE 7 Development with NetBeans 8, Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server, and JasperReports 3.5 For Java Developers. 

David has been speaking at JavaOne every year since 2012. He is a frequent speaker at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, showcasing NetBeans features that greatly enhance the development of Java EE applications. Follow him on Twitter @ensode

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          Congratulations New Java Champion Bob Paulin   

Welcome New Java Champion Bob Paulin 

Bob Paulin is an independent consultant working for different IT firms. He has 15 years of experience as a developer and has contributed to open source software for the past 10 years.

Bob is currently an ASF member and actively contributes to Apache Tikka, Apache Felix, and Apache Sling. He was nominated as JCP Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR participant for his involvement with Java EE 8. He has run numerous JDK 9 workshops in the Chicago area. 

Bob is the co-host the, a podcast on a range of Java topics, standards, tools, and techniques. He also participates regularly in the Java Off-Heap, a podcast about Java technology news. 

Bob has run the Devoxx4Kids and GotoJr conferences in Chicago allowing kids to hack in Minecraft, play with Lego robots, and use conductive play-doh. These efforts have enriched the lives of students and are helping inspire students to pursue technical careers. Follow him on Twitter @bobpaulin

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions

          Congratulations New Java Champion Josh Juneau   

Welcome New Java Champion Josh Juneau

Josh Juneau is an application developer and system analyst at Fermilab. He has written numerous books on JSF, Java 8 Recipes, Java EE 7, and Jython. He is the project lead for DJango-Jython and Jython. He is also involved in JSR-371/JSR-366

Josh has been very active in the Chicago Java Users Group for years. Under his leadership, CJUG got involved with Adopt-A-JSR; he received the JCP's Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR participant award. He has been a fervent advocate for Java EE in his blog ( 

Josh is a technical writer for Java Magazine and OTN Content. He is a frequent JavaOne speaker and has published more than five books under Apress. He is also a regular in the Java OffHeap podcast, in which he and three others discuss current Java Technology news, trends, and risks. Follow him on Twitter @javajuneau

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions





          Congratulations New Java Champion Bauke Scholtz   

Welcome New Java Champion Bauke Scholtz

Bauke Scholtz is a member of JSF 2.3 Expert Group and the co-founder of the JSF helper library OmniFaces. In 2015, OmniFaces won the Duke's Choice award. The source for OmniFaces is available under his github handle:

Bauke is also the co-founder of, a popular new social search engine built with Java EE 7. Zeef's content relies on contributors' expertise and their status in the community. Bauke’s page has links to the most relevant JSF information Adam Bien wrote a detailed blog about the inner workings of Zeef.

Known as BalusC,  Bauke ranks third in the user reputation ranking of Stackoverflow with nearly 17,000 answers. Bauke blogs about JSF, Java EE, and Java EE frameworks at He was one of the heroes of Java in Markus Eisele’s series and was interviewed in 2012. Follow him on Twitter @OmniFaces

Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Learn more about Java Champions



          Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn.

On June 29, the Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News) reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith “mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.” Smith “implied that he was working” with Flynn during his “conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him,” according to the report. The FBI has previously said that it could not find definitive proof that Clinton’s server had been hacked.

Media Matters searched SnapStream for “wall,” “street,” and “Flynn” on morning shows of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN that aired on June 30 and found that Fox & Friends did not mention the story even once. By contrast, CNN’s New Day covered the story in multiple segments, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted the Journal reporter who broke the story to discuss it.

Fox & Friends has repeatedly dismissed the investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and tried to delegitimize the FBI Russia probe, claiming there's "no evidence" of collusion. Their failure to report the story is yet another effort by the hosts to cover for Trump, who regularly watches and praises the show and has drawn upon it as a source for numerous policy and other ideas.

          Morning Joe hosts: Trump team blackmailed us with a National Enquirer story   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described President Donald Trump’s “unmoored behavior” in a Washington Post column where they alleged that “this year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked.” Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote they ignored the “desperate pleas” from the White House.

The Enquirer, which endorsed Trump during the presidential election, frequently smeared his opponents during the presidential campaign with anonymously sourced stories and disreputable claims from Trump confidant Roger Stone.  

The Washington Post column came in response to personal attacks made against the duo by Trump, who wrote yesterday on Twitter: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..” “ Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

Scarborough discussed the Enquirer incident on the June 30 broadcast of Morning Joe, describing a bizarre blackmail scheme orchestrated by Trump and senior White House officials: “They said if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story. I had, I will just say, three people at the very top of the administration calling me, and the response was like, I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’” Brzezinski said the calls occurred during the same time period when the Enquirer was harassing her teenage children.

Trump reacted to the Enquirer allegation on Twitter, calling it “FAKE NEWS” and claiming Scarborough called him in an attempt to stop a story from running. Scarborough responded by writing, “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months.”

In March 2016, the Post reported that Trump has a “very cozy relationship” with the Enquirer and quoted the New York Daily News’ comment that he is “very close” to the tabloid’s chief executive, David Pecker. A business associate of Pecker’s told The New Yorker that Pecker told him “very bluntly that he had killed all sorts of stories for Trump,” and Pecker himself acknowledged that he views potential stories "bashing Trump" as "bashing American Media" -- the Enquirer's parent company -- because Trump is "a personal friend." The profile also reported that Trump has personally provided Pecker with stories.   

Scarborough referenced the friendship between Trump and Pecker on Morning Joe, saying, “What makes it even worse for them is Donald Trump called me during the campaign and bragged about his friend who ran the National Enquirer. He would always say, ‘Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen the Ben Carson story? Have you seen that story in the Enquirer?’ And then he would talk about it.”

Scarborough added, “There were all these stories that were planted in the National Enquirer for people that Donald Trump wanted to attack and then he would talk about on the campaign trail.”

In one infamous case, the Enquirer published a baseless cover story alleging that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump subsequently promoted the bogus story about his then-primary opponent during a Fox News appearance where he said, “I mean, what was he doing -- what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting?” He also complained that not enough people were reporting on the conspiracy theory.

Under fire for advancing the baseless claim, Trump responded by defending the Enquirer’s reputation, saying, “This was a magazine that frankly, in many respects, should be very respected.”

Pecker is reportedly considering a bid to take over Time Inc., which owns Time magazine, Fortune, and other media properties. The move would surely please Trump, who in 2013 repeatedly used social media to boost the idea that Pecker should run the company.


New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman reports that according to "three sources familiar with the private conversations," Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner was in contact with Scarborough about a then-upcoming Enquirer story about Scarborough's not-yet-public relationship with Brzezinski. Kushner reportedly "told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story":

According to three sources familiar with the private conversations, what happened was this: After the inauguration, Morning Joe’s coverage of Trump turned sharply negative. “This presidency is fake and failed,” Brzezinski said on March 6, for example. Around this time, Scarborough and Brzezinski found out the Enquirer was preparing a story about their affair. While Scarborough and Brzezinski’s relationship had been gossiped about in media circles for some time, it was not yet public, and the tabloid was going to report that they had left their spouses to be together.

In mid-April, Scarborough texted with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about the pending Enquirer story. Kushner told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story. (A spokesperson for Kushner declined to comment). Scarborough says he refused, and the Enquirer published the story in print on June 5, headlined “Morning Joe Sleazy Cheating Scandal!”

          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.

          NRA spokesperson "proud" of controversial NRA ad that smeared anti-Trump resistance movement   

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch doubled down on her earlier video that characterized dissent against President Donald Trump as “the violence of lies” that needed to be countered with the “clenched fist of truth.” Loesch said she was “proud” of the video and “endorse[d]” it “personally.”

In the ad, which was originally posted on the YouTube page of NRA’s news outlet NRATV in April 2017, Loesch claimed that in their opposition to Trump, left-wing Americans “scream racism, and sexism, and xenophobia, and homophobia, [and] bully and terrorize the law-abiding until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.” She went on to say the only way to save “our country and our freedom” is with “the clenched fist of truth.”

The video drew widespread criticism after NRATV reposted it on its Facebook page on June 28. In a June 29 article, Vox’s Zack Beauchamp called the video “chilling” and said it “comes this close to calling for a civil war against liberals.” The same day, ThinkProgress’ Aaron Rupar wrote a piece saying the video “stops just short of calling for violence against … progressives.”

During the noon edition of NRATV’s program Stinchfield, which provides live updates at the top of the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, Loesch, who is also an NRATV commentator, doubled down on the spot, calling it a “fantastic ad” that “holds up a mirror to the violent aspects of the left.” Loesch denied that she was inciting violence in the ad, saying that she meant “meeting that violence with simple truth and simple peaceful ideas”: 

GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Dana, this video is like two and a half months old. I’m glad it's getting attention, it got some attention before. More people to watch it, the better in my book.

DANA LOESCH: Absolutely, and Grant, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am proud of this ad and I endorse personally the message of this ad. It’s a fantastic ad and it holds up a mirror to the violent aspects of the left. And, Grant, we have seen this time and time again. We saw this violence in Chicago during the campaign for the general election. We saw this violence in the streets of Washington, D.C., during the inauguration -- where there were not just a few, mind you, but a number of a very far leftists who thought that breaking store windows, arson, property damage, physical assault, setting fires in the middle of the street, et cetera, et cetera -- that these were all forms of protected speech and that they were generally acceptable forms of dissent to a fair election. And then of course, Grant, we have seen time and time again on college campuses, individuals react so physically, hostilely to a simple difference of opinion. And so they set fire on their college campuses and once again we see arson, and we see property destruction, and we see physical assault over and over again. I know, Grant, that I don't have to remind you or anyone else of what happened sadly just two weeks ago when a leftist went to a ballfield with a list of Republican congressmen and decided to open fire on GOP congressional members because they were simply Republicans. Now with this ad, Grant, when I say the clenched fists of truth, I mean the clenched fists of truth. And this is where I get the inspiration for that line. Everybody knows what this is, right? Everybody can recognize this? It’s the symbol of the resistance movement. It’s the symbol of the movement that by and large has sanctioned the violence of which I speak. It has sanctioned the arson, and the property destruction, and it has sanctioned the physical assault. So, I didn’t say meet fist with fist. And I didn’t even mention anywhere in this ad to go and purchase a firearm. I specifically, Grant, said clenched fist, not of physical altercation like they promote, but of truth. Meeting in the battleground of ideas, meeting that violence with simple truth and simple, peaceful ideas. That is what we have always been about, and even in the face of continued aggression and violence and destruction from the left, that is what we will continue to be about. 

          Twitter's Music-Site Meme War Isn't About Civility, It's About Money   
The social media platform is cracking down on accounts spreading copyrighted materials harder than those spreading hate.
          Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: The network keeps moving right   

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

Update: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have agreed to part ways.

MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. Climate denier and Iraq War booster Bret Stephens is just the latest right-wing hire at the network.

In recent months NBC News Chairman Andy Lack has overseen a hiring spree of right-wing pundits and former Fox News personalities. The stable includes Hugh Hewitt, Megyn Kelly, Charlie Sykes, Greta Van Susteren, and George Will. They join other conservatives at the network: Elise Jordan, Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele, Rick Tyler, Nicolle Wallace, and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough. This is to say nothing of NBC News contributor and Trump apologist Mark Halperin; and given their frequent appearances, it may be just a matter of time until David Frum, a speechwriter for then-President George W. Bush, former George W. Bush chief of staff Andy Card, and neocon Bill Kristol join the network as well.

Compared to CNN’s boorish Trumpists or the state media apparatchiks at Fox News, the common thread among MSNBC conservatives is a certain pretentious shine. They’re frequently just arguing that President Donald Trump is the wrong type of conservative, when in fact Trump is the apotheosis of everything conservatism has been careening toward for some time. (The exception is Hugh Hewitt, who is now just a huge Trump booster after vacillating during the campaign.) 

Many of these hires have direct, intimate connections to Bush, the most disastrous president in decades. Card, Frum, Jordan, and Wallace worked in the Bush administration, and Stephens, Kristol, Will, Scarborough, and Hewitt were all huge cheerleaders for the Iraq War. And that history matters. Two major media institutions, including a newspaper of record, are now paying Stephens essentially just to troll liberals with climate denial and to push America towards a war with Iran.

You can separate Lack’s hiring spree into two buckets: pundits and brands. Neither offer much value in the long run. In this media environment, opinions are cheap (including mine!). Everyone has one and most of them stink. There’s no long-term return on opinions (and no lack of people wanting to get on TV to share theirs).

Adding brands like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren is equally pointless. It’s no wonder that both of these shows have failed. There’s simply no audience for them outside the Fox News bubble. Particularly with Kelly, NBC News executives seem completely unaware that her entire show at Fox News was built around racial dog-whistling (with occasional moments of bucking the party line).

Also, as Ryan Grim noted, it is the progressive shows that Lack hasn’t touched that are succeeding the most.

Rather than spending all this money on right-wing pundits and big names, the true value-add for news networks now is reliable and aggressive journalism. That’s hard to do. It’s expensive. It’s time-consuming. But it’s ultimately what will define NBC News and MSNBC.

          Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets show that he hates women -- especially members of the press   

This morning, the president of the United States used his favorite media platform for addressing the public to remind us of just how little respect he has for women -- especially women in the press.

Shortly before 9 a.m., Trump posted two revoltingly sexist tweets attacking MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for her appearance and intellect. The leader of the free world called the morning show anchor “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and alleged that she had attempted to visit him at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on New Year’s Eve and was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at the time.

This isn’t the first time Trump’s attacked women media figures -- it’s not even close -- and it’s also not the first time he’s done it on Twitter. In recent years, he has tweeted that:

He and his campaign targeted reporter Michelle Fields (formerly of and HuffPost) after then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was shown on camera manhandling her at a campaign event.

Trump repeatedly lashed out at Megyn Kelly during the campaign season offline as well, at one point saying in an interview that she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” He also attacked Tur at rallies and in interviews, calling her “Little Katy, third-rate journalist” and “not a very good reporter” and singling her out at press events.

After People’s Natasha Stoynoff reported that Trump had sexually assaulted her in 2005, Trump suggested at a campaign rally that the report was false because Stoynoff wasn’t attractive, saying, "You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don't think so.”

Earlier this week, Trump was openly reducing another professional reporter to her body, pausing an official diplomatic call in the Oval Office to comment on Irish reporter Caitriona Perry’s smile.

This post has been updated to reflect that Michelle Fields no longer works at HuffPost. 

          Nieuwe Heartstone expansion wordt volgende week onthuld   
Volgende week vinden de HCT Spring Championships van Heartstone plaats. Voor het toernooi zal echter eerst de uitbreiding voor Blizzard's nieuwe Hearstone game aangekondigd worden. Het gerucht gaat dat we een bezoek brengen aan Icecrown en Arthas. Via Twitter laat Blizzard weten dat we volgende week in ieder geval meer te weten zullen krijgen rondom de expansion.
          EEUU insta al Gobierno cubano a velar por la salud de opositor en huelga de hambre   
EEUU insta al Gobierno cubano a velar por la salud de opositor en huelga de hambre El Departamento de Estado se pronunció sobre el caso Jueves, junio 29, 2017 | CubaNet MIAMI, Estados Unidos.- El secretario de Estado adjunto para Latinoamérica, Francisco Palmieri, ha manifestado en su cuenta de Twitter su preocupación por la salud […]
          Trump: Obamacare jetzt abschaffen – Ersatz hat Zeit   

Während der US-Senat sich nicht auf eine Reform des Gesundheitssystems einigen kann, schlägt Trump auf Twitter vor, Obamacare sofort abzuschaffen und erst später für Ersatz zu sorgen. Eine Sprecherin ruderte zurück.

          Scary moment for Jamie Dick in Iowa practice   
Piece of lead off another car damages No. 55 ride, hits driver in helmet Photo credit: @JasonToy1 NEWTON, Iowa – Talk about a welcome back gift.   Jamie Dick , driver/owner of the No. 55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, returned to competition at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for the first time since being diagnosed with new onset diabetes in March. It started off with a bang -- literally.   While coming back onto the track from pit road, a piece of lead came off of the No. 4 car driven by Ross Chastain , impaling Dick's Camaro in the upper left portion of its windshield. The hit was so hard, it destroyed the laminated windshield and protruded through, hitting and leaving a noticeable dent in Dick's helmet. "It was a rough return (to the track)," Dick joked in between practice sessions for Sunday's NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 (2 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM). "I was following another car out and when we pulled off pit road and got on the race track, I saw a piece of something; I thought it was a brake deck hose because it was silver and cylindrical. When we got down into the corner, I saw another piece of that fly out and I kind of dodged it. "Then a split second after that, the lead hit the windshield. I don't know if it was lead or tungsten, but whatever it was, it hit the windshield. I didn't even see it before it hit, I just saw the windshield cave in and I felt it. I didn't even realize it hit me (in the helmet) until we came in. I might've felt it, but everything happened so fast you don't know exactly when you feel it."   Dick was checked for concussion symptoms and cleared in the infield care center and he said he felt "fine." His car, on the other hand, not so much. Aftermath of Jamie Dick getting hit with a piece of lead on the race track. Dented his helmet. #NASCAR #3M250 — Pat DeCola (@Pat_DeCola) May 16, 2015 The single-car No. 55 team (which also employs Jeffery Earnhardt as a part-time driver) was forced to use a backup car for the second session and planned on replacing the backup car's engine with a separate backup engine after an oil issue cropped up in the replacement.   For a driver that's already conquered a mountain of adversity already this season in the form of his new disease just to get back to racing, Saturday's events certainly didn't make things any easier. Dick immediately received plenty of support from his peers, as Ty Dillon and several other drivers came over to his garage stall after practice ended to check on him.   Chastain and team owner Johnny Davis did come by to apologize to Dick and make sure he was OK. While it wasn't necessarily his fault, Chastain also tweeted a full apology shortly after the incident. — Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) May 16, 2015 NASCAR officials were also quick to the scene. "NASCAR was there right away inspecting and seeing what happened," Dick said. "The laminated windshield did its job, which is the good part, and that's something they implemented a year ago or so. That held up or else it would've been a much worse day."   While Dick said it isn't really for him to say whether or not the No. 4 team should be penalized for what happened, he mentioned he "would be very surprised if there wasn't one."   NASCAR XFINITY Series director Wayne Auton addressed the situation Sa