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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Year-in-Review: Reddit

Continuing on with the cards-based year-in-review theme, here's just some odd stats from Reddit.  I guess the lesson here is that I scroll a lot... (or maybe I subscribe to too many subreddits)...I am also surprised at the Karma I got in my town's subreddit. I also liked the trading-card theme (which I didn't post) that came up as part of this.
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More backwards compatible titles for xbox!

 Well, that came out of the blue, and it was a rather nice surprise! The xbox is 20 years old, and as part of the celebration, Microsoft announced 76 titles being added to backward compatibility!  The Max Payne trilogy is finally backward compatible, as are some other games that I own, like Mortal Kombat and Operation Racoon City!   Maybe it's time to look for some used games on
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Political, data science, and the manipulation of people

Today's "Ugh" (expression borrowed from George Station) ...From the Guardian:The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in the tech giant’s biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.Documents seen
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GoFCCyourself!

Seriously, watch this.... and then gofccyourself.com :-) 
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MBA-speak, with John Oliver

Seems like a good week starts with John Olive and Last Week Tonight.  I've queued up the video to the part that I found most funny (Dumbo Heights!!!), but the rest of the video is definitely worth a watch.
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Babar married his cousin?!

This past weekend's last week tonight (on the topic of the upcoming french elections) was pretty awesome. Love the film noir ending ;-).  I didn't remember that Babar married his cousin...
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Welcome to Cod Cape!

With all the craziness happening in the world now, we need a few moments to laugh a bit.  So, from today's news, the department of transportation is apologizing for an error in highway signage:From the local news source (just in case the link goes dead in the future):MassDOT apologized to drivers, tourists, and locals Monday for the misprinted sign, which read “Cod Cape” instead of “Cape
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Charter Schools....#faceplam

Oh man... gets my blood boiling(Last Week Tonight covered Charter Schools this week...)
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Brexit or Bremain?

Well, the Brexit vs Bremain (the later being my own invention) voting is upon us soon for people in the UK, so here's a video for you to watch before you head to the polls.That said, I am constantly amazed how similar the US is to the UK. We are our parents kids sometimes...
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Debt Buying

I know that this is meant to be a humorous news show, but this just is capitalist douchebaggery at its finest.  If a company is writing off their debt, that should be it. It should not be resold (with personal identifying information) to just anyone who can create a debt buying company.
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