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cvben  ·  1796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some good background info on telegram.org. Do you use it? Why or why not?

I'd love to use this service more, but no one I know uses it. It's text, which is fine by me, or Facebook messenger, don't have an account and don't want one.

cvben  ·  1796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you keep a journal or a notebook?

Looks great

cvben  ·  1796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some nice HTML5/Flash/Web games I can play on my computer?

Dice Wars is always good for a fun 10 minutes or so.

Also just remembered the fantastic Orisinal games with a special mention to the Winter Bells game

cvben  ·  1796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: James Bond getting an ongoing comic series

As long as they don't do any of those arcs where they force a movie story line into the cannon, oh who am I kidding?

That said I think a Bond comic could be an excellent read and Ellis is a good writer.

cvben  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking.

The good news is that the radiation from the waste is just due to a brief warming period, no need to worry about long term effects

(/s if it's needed)

cvben  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DM Tools: Maps, Encounters and Treasure

Never heard of it before, but it looks neat

cvben  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DM Tools: Maps, Encounters and Treasure

DonJon is probably the best resource I've come across. I wish they put out an app too. I know I can just use the web interface, but an app could potentially cache some things locally.

Speaking of apps if you are so inclined (and want to use Pathfinder) you should give this a shot: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.evilsoft.pathfinder.reference

cvben  ·  1797 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Codeine, The Quintessential Drug

I find Erowid to be an excellent resource for finding new experiences as well as a great place to steer you clear if really bad decisions. Having good sense not to try some of those things prior notwithstanding.

I'd recommend longform.org

Not a site that creates original content, but an aggregater of in depth stories across the web.

I'll gladly second nautil.us, beautiful website.

cvben  ·  1798 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I have a $25 gift card to Barnes and Nobles. What should I get?

Can't go wrong with their $7.49(?) Hardback complete Edgar Allan Poe collection out the nicer 20$ one for that matter

cvben  ·  1798 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What upcoming video games are you looking forward to?

Wow, not sure how I missed the announcement for Elder Scrolls legends. Hearthstone is very good once you get the hang of things. That said there is always something to learn.

cvben  ·  1798 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The cross-cultural psychology of Internet privacy concern

Couple of thoughts:

1) There is quite a bit of money to be made from information so I think companies have found ways to sell its collection as a service to the consumer.

2) When a corporation or other business service is doing something of a slimy nature they often hide deep within the cryptic labyrinth of legal jargon, because they know the average consumer would rather just "trust them on it" than read it and perhaps seek professional interpretation of it.

I also think at a certain point people don't know or don't want to know how little privacy they have.

cvben  ·  1798 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Flogging Molly - Float

Flogging Molly reminds me of a particular time in my life a few years after high school. I didn't know where I was going in life, still kind of don't some of the time, but I am more comfortable in that now. I have learned, or at least think I have learned something along the way and perhaps self deceit is enough. The album was Whiskey on a Sunday and boy it didn't do much to chase the blues away.

I find myself looking back at the memory of those days with embarrassment at my penchant for self destruction and self loathing, but I also have a certain nostalgia for the freedom I felt that came from feeling I had so little to lose. A fitting soundtrack.