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I fully support free speech, and the right of a person to express their opinion, even if it's ignorant or I disagree with it. However, to those who aren't opposed to same-sex marriage but decided to go to Chick Fil A to support the free speech of a certain individual, I have this to say: I wish you would have given a few more minutes of thought to your decision. There are many much better ways to support free speech without putting money in the pocket of a man like that. Like it or not, you supported his hate-mongering as much or more as you supported free speech.
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Hi Wil! I really enjoy your blog posts on your home brewing adventures. I'm new to home brewing myself. My wife and I started the hobby together. We just finished brewing our 3rd batch a few weeks ago. It's a Duvell clone. Since it's a high alcohol beer (8.5%), it was recommended to use a yeast starter, so we made our first yeast starter. It was a lot of fun (like making a separate little batch of beer). I used yeastcalc.com to figure out how much yeast I needed. I ended up doing a 2-stage yeast starter. You might want to look into making starters. There's a pretty good guide here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-make-yeast-starter-pictorial-76101/ I think you'd really enjoy it, and you'll save some money on yeast, as you can just buy one package and grow your starter to the cell count you need. And you'll have more time to talk to the yeasties! (The Duvell clone uses Styrian goldings hops too. They smell heavenly!)
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My stress dreams usually involve waiting tables, and I can't remember what anyone ordered and can't remember which tables are mine. It's funny because I was actually a server for only a very short period of my life. You're lucky; at least your stress dream was about Star Trek! :) I'm sure if you would've been called upon to save the ship, you would've remembered what to do. ;) My fiancee and I were discussing these dreams one time. The obvious explanation is stress, as you say. However, it occurred to us that usually in these dreams, we find ourselves either not able to use technology or remember numbers--like dialing a phone, opening a combination lock on your locker, remembering an order... I imagine remembering one's lines would be similar. We theorized that, as the brain is very compartmentalized, perhaps during sleep different areas of the brain aren't always able to communicate with one another like they do while awake. So you know you know the information, you just can't access it. It may explain the mechanism, but I too think the root cause is stress. Gotta relax more man! :)
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I 100% agree Wil. I'm one of those people who have no use or want for G+ and won't "upgrade" to it just to thumbs up a video. One of the beauties up the thumbs up is it takes a second to do. Having to register for a service I don't want to do it destroys that. Is there a way we can still thumbs up those videos without G+, or is that option totally gone now?
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Don't forget your towel! They come in very handy when time traveling.
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Hey Wil! I was there at Emerald City and saw your panel. It was the first time I've seen you speak. You did a great job! It was extremely entertaining. I'm going to be getting your book, Memories of the Future, because I really enjoyed your excerpt from vol. 2 you did during your talk. I've seen those shows so many times I can replay them in my mind and quote lines of dialog (I know, I know). Your perspective on it was hilarious, and I've had many of the same thoughts! Anyway, I'm yet another geek who grew up in a place where being into science wasn't "cool". I've definitely been inspired by your role in Star Trek. I'll soon be working in biotechnology. I also appreciate how genuine you are as a person. I'll be following your blog and your new show with Felicia Day. Keep keepin it real!
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Hey Wil! I was there at Emerald City and saw your panel. It was the first time I've seen you speak. You did a great job! It was extremely entertaining. I'm going to be getting your book, Memories of the Future, because I really enjoyed your excerpt from vol. 2 you did during your talk. I've seen those shows so many times I can replay them in my mind and quote lines of dialog (I know, I know). Your perspective on it was hilarious, and I've had many of the same thoughts! Anyway, I'm yet another geek who grew up in a place where being into science wasn't "cool". I've definitely been inspired by your role in Star Trek. I'll soon be working in biotechnology. I also appreciate how genuine you are as a person. I'll be following your blog and your new show with Felicia Day. Keep keepin it real!
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