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You want a beautiful World Cup game? The third-place Germany-Uruguay match was amazing, right down to the last kick of the game. One of the best matches I've ever seen.
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It's the lack of effort that kind of surprises me. 15 seconds of googling and the original source is right there; another minute to drop the guy a line via a BGG forum message, and everything's cool. I really doubt the guy would have made a fuss over it; for that matter, maybe he'd heard it from someone else. I just feel like people need to start being more conscientious about this sort of thing when profit comes into play. It's kind of the point of the "noncommercial" part of the Creative Commons license Wil tends to use. And the "attribution" part, for that matter. I'm not trying to troll here. I'm a big fan of Wil and think it's awesome how he CC-licenses stuff so we can play with it without worrying. Which is why I'd expected a bit more followthrough on that idea here.
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I'm kind of surprised that a guy that makes his living off of words would be this careless with credit where credit is due. It's one thing to pass along an awesome bit of funny that you heard on the Internet; it's something else entirely to try to cash in on it. Luckily, someone downthread found what appears to be the original source...
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And here I was hoping it was so all the dice were Platonic solids...
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This brings back fond memories of chatting online with a friend during the 2003 Wings-Ducks series. We spent basically the entire series making ridiculous comparisons between the game (and particularly Giguere's play) and this anime series we'd been watching. Giguere pretty much single-handedly knocked the Wings out of the playoffs that year, and went on to win the Conn Smythe while playing for the losing team in the finals. It was a hell of a performance, and I say that as a Wings fan.
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I may not know much about Hollywood, but if I were a casting director I'd hate having people on the Internet attempting to interfere with my decisions. I imagine there are several more reasons than simple professional courtesy that Wil doesn't tell us what he's auditioning for until well after the part's been cast...
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2009 on stupid murphy's law can bite me. at WWdN: In Exile
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Cheyenne Wright is the colorist for the awesome webcomic Girl Genius - and plays Othar in the GG radio plays - but I had no idea he could draw like that. That's a hell of a portrait.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on various awesome things at WWdN: In Exile
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Cheyenne Wright is the colorist for the awesome webcomic Girl Genius - and plays Othar in the GG radio plays - but I had no idea he could draw like that. That's a hell of a portrait.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2008 on various awesome things at WWdN: In Exile
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Here are a few kobolds I rolled up: Boltsmacked Kobold Kobold Sleepylover Kobold Heckbrains Dragoncrotch Kobold Kobold Dreadlard Kobold Sheboyganshowers Kobold Stalkersnack Spongejuice Kobold "Sheboyganshowers"? What??
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Here are a few kobolds I rolled up: Boltsmacked Kobold Kobold Sleepylover Kobold Heckbrains Dragoncrotch Kobold Kobold Dreadlard Kobold Sheboyganshowers Kobold Stalkersnack Spongejuice Kobold "Sheboyganshowers"? What??
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Actually, a coworker of mine figured out how to rickroll people in real life - he downloaded the video on his iPhone, and he tells them to "check this out" and shows it to them.
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Actually, a coworker of mine figured out how to rickroll people in real life - he downloaded the video on his iPhone, and he tells them to "check this out" and shows it to them.
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Awesome! Will you have copies of the manga with you? I tried picking it up at Powell's last weekend, but they were out...
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Awesome! Will you have copies of the manga with you? I tried picking it up at Powell's last weekend, but they were out...
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Wow! Congrats to him. Yellowstone's an amazing place for photography, so he should get some fantastic shots out of that one.
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Wow! Congrats to him. Yellowstone's an amazing place for photography, so he should get some fantastic shots out of that one.
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There are more types of geeks than just coding geeks, Cypox. Don't pretend that your particular sub-subculture owns the label in whole.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2008 on the loneliest number at WWdN: In Exile
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There are more types of geeks than just coding geeks, Cypox. Don't pretend that your particular sub-subculture owns the label in whole.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2008 on the loneliest number at WWdN: In Exile
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What third Matrix flick? (I've already retconned it out of my own personal storyline.)
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What third Matrix flick? (I've already retconned it out of my own personal storyline.)
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Someone needs to edit that video as a lip-synched music video to "Tom Cruise Crazy". That would be awesome.
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Someone needs to edit that video as a lip-synched music video to "Tom Cruise Crazy". That would be awesome.
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Dodd's opposition to the bill - or at least his willingness to stand up and do something about it - was inspired and propelled by citizen action. It's a pretty interesting story - Greenwald has details.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2007 on Thank you, Chris Dodd at WWdN: In Exile
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Dodd's opposition to the bill - or at least his willingness to stand up and do something about it - was inspired and propelled by citizen action. It's a pretty interesting story - Greenwald has details.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2007 on Thank you, Chris Dodd at WWdN: In Exile
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The World Turned Upside Down, edited by Eric Flint, Jim Baen, and David Drake. It's an amazing collection of golden-age SF.
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