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The Australian Pokédex, by Paul Robertson [1-29][30-57][58-86][87-111][112-130][131-151] Paul Robertson has previously been featured for his short pixel-art movies, Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight (2006, downloading this took me quite a while IIRC) and Kings of Power 4 Billion% (2008), and various small things through the years.

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Olivia P. Judson in Nature: "Over the course of Earth history, the harnessing of free energy by organisms has had a dramatic impact on the planetary environment. Yet the variety of free-energy sources available to living organisms has expanded over time. These expansions are consequences of events in the evolution of life, and they have mediated the transformation of the planet from an anoxic world that could support only microbial life, to one that boasts the rich geology and diversity of life present today. Here, I review these energy expansions, discuss how they map onto the biological and geological development of Earth, and consider what this could mean for the trajectories of life–planet systems elsewhere." Among the Implications: "This Perspective further suggests that, through the harnessing of fire as a source of energy, Earth has now arrived at a new inflection point. Considering life–Earth history through the lens of energy expansions supports the view that the Anthropocene is a genuinely novel phase of the planet's geological and biological development—a conclusion independently reached by Lenton and colleagues." The Atlantic has it in layman's terms (although the Nature paper is very readable!).

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Sometime soon after the United Airlines 'drag the passenger off the plane' incident I read a very interesting blog post about United's contractual arrangements with the company who was actually operating the flight on in question (looked like it was United but in reality they had a contract with another company to provide the planes and fly them on that route). I would really like to find that article again so I'm hoping my rather vague description will allow someone to tell me. More inside.It was long and detailed. It referred to filings that United had made either with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the US Federal Aviation Administration (can't remember which) in respect of the contractual arrangement they had entered into with the other company to operate the flight in question. There were also an explanation of why, in strict contractual terms, the choice of who should be allowed to travel on the flight in question might not have been United's but instead the other party who was operating the flight. The same blogger had other posts on their site which discussed how large companies in San Francisco provide a private bus service for their staff and how, in the view of the writer, this was not a good idea as it undermined support for the public bus service. So ... that's what I can remember. Anyone recognise this ?

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I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in Educational Statistics, and so I'm out on the job market after many (MANY) years of being a Student Forever. I'm feeling a little lost about what kinds of work to even start looking for, and I'm hoping the hive mind might have some interesting ideas to jump-start the process.So, like I said, I'm leaving a PhD program in Educational Statistics and Measurement (basically, applied stats and standardized testing) because of a number of factors about my program really going downhill in the last year. It's been years since I've not been a student, so I feel very lost just knowing where to start regarding the job market and what I might be qualified for. I read Ask A Manager basically every day, and I'm looking for advice here that's more like "whoa, I have a similar background to you and here's how I ended up in my unexpected line of work" rather than general workplace or job-searching stuff. Relevant details about my background and work habits: I have a number of years experience teaching math (basically, anything up through calculus) and introductory applied statistics, as well as master's degrees in math and adult education (in addition to my recent coursework in statistics). I have a lot of experience tutoring students one-on-one as well, mainly at the college level. I have a decent amount of experience using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, both the statistical side and some coursework aimed at the content for the Base and Advanced SAS certification exams, and a teeny tiny amount of experience actually coding JAVA from back in college (but never outside of a classroom setting). I've rarely ever used R, but I know it's pretty commonly used and I'm definitely willing to learn the basics on my own if needed. In terms of how I work well, I've realized recently that I am NOT GOOD at being any kind of "big picture" person. I'm not good at organizing or overseeing large projects, but I am REALLY GOOD at owning my own tiny piece of something bigger and making sure it is perfect. I'm actually pretty happy doing fairly repetitive work that lots of people seem to find boring (data entry, spreadsheets, etc). While I can certainly perform well doing customer service work, it tends to really set off my anxiety to have to deal with phone calls or answer questions on the fly. I've recently been doing some online transcription work and realized that I LOVE the nature of the work - specifically, spending 5-10 minute chunks kind of digging into a topic, making sure my work is detail-perfect, researching words I don't know, and then moving on and doing a new 5-10 minute chunk, over and over, and not needing to remember those words or concepts past the end of the workday. I have ADD-inattentive and it just seems like this type of work fits my "focus intently in small bursts" style so, so well. I'd love something that fits this kind of pattern as a full-time job (while the transcription work is fun, I don't make enough as a beginner to actually support myself freelancing yet). So, given all this, are there any types of jobs I should be looking for that I might not realize are out there? I'm definitely looking at teaching/tutoring work (although I'd like to avoid adjuncting unless it gets really dire, because I eventually need health insurance and enough money to actually pay my rent) and at "statistical analyst" type work, although a lot of times those postings want more of an IT background than I actually have. But I just feel like there have got to be other jobs out there too that fit my background and work style, and I'm missing out on them because I don't know where to look! Hope me find my new career!

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The National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL) is a 501(c)(3) sports organization that "seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of American Flag Football." It's next championship team will be crowned in Gay Bowl XVII, October 5-8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. However, this year's Gay Bowl will be unique: for the first time, it will count among its sponsors an NFL team: the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

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I had lightroom (v2). Then I didn't have lightroom (I don't remember why..HD format and never replaced?). Then I ran out of room on my main hard drive so I moved my pictures folder from my C drive to and external drive D. Now I'm installing lightroom (v5) again. It loaded my backed up catalog, but this is looking for my pics on the C drive and thinks my pictures are all missing. How do I point it to the D drive?Folder structure and file names are identical. So the pictures are in D:\users\username\pictures\ (subfolders) . Lightroom is looking in C:\users\username\my documents\ my pictures\(subfolders). I tried clicking "this photo is missing" which gives me an option to locate it with an option to also "find nearby missing photos" which I thought was my one shot solution. I navigate to the right place and select the right picture, but it says "there are no pictures in this folder" and that's the end of that. Yes, I know that you're supposed to use Lightroom to move the pictures. I tried moving the pics *back* to C so I could then use lightroom to move them to D, but I don't have anywhere near enough room on the C drive to do this. So how do I fix this?

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Apple designer Marc Newson made a $12,000 hourglass filled with nanoballs.

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Small red blotches on my feet, legs and a little on my lower torso have been appearing over the past few weeks. They're not itchy or raised, and I haven't changed diets, detergents, locations, etc. that I can think of that might cause an allergic reaction or expose me to something unusual. Pictures inside.I'm female, in my mid-20s, and live in Houston, if it's relevant. I have no other symptoms, aside from perhaps fatigue that I can attribute to a mixture of house-hunting and being a teacher finishing up the school year. Pictures with details.

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Does your work use a secure online file storage and management system? Can you tell me about it?We want to set up a file sharing and management system across geographically remote employees - about 40 in total. We need to have folders (projects) that can be easily searched for independently but can also be nested into groups. Outside of projects, we also need a place to store policy documents, ideally with the ability to notify individuals when they're due for review, and when changes need to be signed off. The whole thing would have various levels of access (managers can see everything, junior staff have limited access). Does anything like this exist? Security is the #1 issue, everything else is negotiable.

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I ended a 5 month relationship with a guy who was on the fence about commitment, having recently gotten out of a LTR, and I'm now torturing myself with regret. i can't stop obsessively replaying what happened and thinking about what i should have done differently.okay, so, I'm a 32 year old woman, he's a 35 year old man. we dated for five months, but the last month was pretty bad. basically, we jumped into sex and started seeing each other regularly about 1-2 times a week. he had gotten out of a 5 year relationship a few months before and said he wanted to let things "unfold naturally," though we did commit to being sexually exclusive after about a month (i asked, he agreed- he's naturally monogamous, and also it just simplified things, like being able to have unprotected sex). he said he wanted to continue exploring our relationship but had been deliberately holding back from jumping into a 'full blown' relationship, since he just got out of one and wasn't ready. at two months i asked if we were actually exclusive, ie not seeing other people, as i'd noticed he'd been starting to follow girls on instagram who he could only know through tinder (we'd known each other through the arts scene but formally met up through tinder). he said he didn't want to commit to the label of exclusive, as that would mean we were an official couple, which he wasn't ready for, but that he wasn't pursuing other people and admitted it would be weird for either of us to date others at that point. i was a little anxious but decided to give it six weeks before asking anything else. we continued hanging out, getting closer, and after 4 months of dating i asked him if he was my boyfriend. he said 'i think so' and then said some stuff about how he was uneasy about the label because he didn't know what it meant, and he'd never had an explicit defining the relationship talk with a previous partner, it was always just sort of 'known'. i asked if we should both delete our tinder accounts, and he started kissing me and didn't want to answer that. i had been pushing a bit more to get my needs met– more communication between seeing each other, hanging out reliably twice a week, getting a little more warmth and affirmation. and he seemed basically willing to meet my needs. i had felt sort of emotionally starved in the relationship because he could be pretty aloof and non-committal, but i was trying to accept him for how he was, and not reveal how needy i felt. a week after that bf/gf talk, we had a little argument because he was 45 minutes late meeting me and it messed up our dinner plans. he had been late a lot before but i hadn't expressed annoyance until then. but, we talked it out. then, later that night, i asked about dates for this camping trip we were supposed to take. i'd originally put it in my calendar for the following week, and he knew that, but now he said he thought it would be too early for him and he needed to make some more money first (he works for himself as an independent contractor). he had known all along that that week wouldn't work, but didn't communicate that to me because he didn't want to 'disappoint' me in the moment. i asked when he would be able to go, and he was vague and said he had to look at dates. i asked if he even wanted to go, and he said he'd never had any doubt we would go until i started pressing him like this, and now he was feeling anxious because of all the 'conflict' we'd been having lately. i sort of freaked and asked if we were still okay, if we were still in a relationship etc, and he wouldn't give me a straight answer, just said the more i asked the more it would become a self fulfilling prophecy. i felt HORRIBLE because it seemed like my insecurities had driven him away. in the morning i asked if we could hang out over the weekend and he said he didn't want to make any promises because i would be too upset if the plan changed. i asked if i'd ruined everything and he didn't respond. he strung me along with this trip thing for the next two weeks, saying he still wanted to go, but he was anxious because of work and our conflicts and a bunch of other factors. we had been excitedly planning this trip for like 6 weeks so i was super disappointed and felt like it meant our relationship was falling apart. we didn't end up going and he pulled way back. i made the mistake of pursuing him, asking when we would hang out, but he was increasingly unwilling to make any plans with me in advance, saying if the plan changed i'd be 'furious' like i was about the trip. in the last week or so, we were barely texting. i also noticed he started following some girl on instagram with a private account, so it seemed like he was using his tinder again. he invited me, at 7 pm one friday night, to come to his city for dinner (he lives in oakland, i live in san francisco) but that he didn't want me to stay over because he had to work in the morning. that seemed like a really crappy offer so i said it was a bit too short notice for me. he didn't follow up to make a different plan. so the next night i told him i didn't think we should do this anymore, and he was surprised and came over and we talked, and he said he didn't feel like we were on the same page with what we wanted from the relationship, that he'd been trying to distance himself but hadn't planned to stop seeing me entirely. he said it seemed like i wanted something 'serious and steady' which he wasn't ready for. he also said that part of why he hadn't wanted me to sleep over was because we'd been talking about abortion and i said offhandedly that if i were to get pregnant at this stage in my life, i probably wouldn't have an abortion (i have an IUD though and DO NOT want to get pregnant). so i guess he was freaked out and didn't even want to have sex with me anymore! he had to leave because he had to get up early in the morning, so we left it unresolved, but we were both crying, and i asked if we could try to meet each other halfway, because we both wanted to keep seeing each other... we had like four more breakup conversations. he said he had felt like things were going well but then i started pressing him too much and it had made him pull away and not want to go on the trip, and that he had only agreed to the bf/gf thing because he had felt like he 'didn't have a choice.' he said he didn't think we should go back to what we'd been doing because i was always going to be wanting him to get more serious and that would be too stressful for both of us. finally, he said he wanted to keep seeing me but not be exclusive anymore, as his freedom is very important to him right now, and since the relationship had been getting 'too serious' for him. i said that wouldn't work for me, and proposed we try it out for another month, exclusive, and try to meet each other halfway, without talking about the future or anything. he wouldn't respond to that offer, so i said we needed to break up and have no contact. he was really upset by this and was crying, begging me not to block his number, etc. now i am just torturing myself thinking about how i ruined everything. everything was going well and progressing and then i kept pressuring him. i wish i hadn't asked for the label (what does the label matter, anyway) and that i had focused on the good things rather than on how my needs weren't being met. i guess i am wondering if things would have worked out differently if i'd been chill, or if i hadn't broken up with him so rashly and instead tried to wait and pull back and see what he did. or was it just inevitable because he didn't really want a serious relationship? or did he want a serious relationship with me potentially, but then i drove him away? in one of our breakup convos i asked him if i'd been chill, would it all have fallen into place, and he said he didn't think so, that his mental state wasn't right, and he didn't think it would be good for him to go from one relationship to another. but his behavior within the relationship made me feel like we were progressing. i asked if he'd have kept stringing me along, and he said 'if you want to look at it that way, like the end goal is all that matters.' he also said that this was an issue in his last relationship- that he hadn't wanted to commit, ultimately, as commitment to him means being on a path to marriage and he wants to be 'as sure as possible' before doing that, and that part of the fear is missing out on meeting someone else. (whereas I just like knowing someone is my boyfriend and feeling like he's proud to call me his gf- i wasn't thinking of it as a lifelong commitment by any means!) i know i have SERIOUS issues to work on. i'm in therapy and i know i have an anxious attachment style. i also think he was avoidant which triggered my insecurities more. but i'm still suffering under this idea that if i had just done x, y, or z at various times, i could have turned this one around... or if i hadn't said 'i don't think we should do this anymore' that night, maybe we could have continued and the dynamic would have improved. i like him so much and am afraid i messed up my chance for an amazing relationship. i have sunken into depression over this and can't stop obsessively thinking about how i should have behaved differently. at the time, it didn't feel like the relationship was offering enough for me, but now in retrospect it seems like it totally should have been enough, and my expectations were just impossibly high...

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posted about 18 hours ago on metafilter
What if you have a piece of property, like a vacant lot, that homeless people live on in tents. Are you doing anything illegal by not clearing them off? Presumably you're legally liable for anything that happens on the property -- somebody gets stabbed, their relative could sue you into homelessness yourself. Is there insurance for that kind of thing? What if you had a port-a-potty or two. Or a low-key, unarmed, security guard stroll around just to discourage overt, public, crime on the property. Would you be changing your legal standing?Are there lawyers in my area I could consult with to find out more? How would I go about finding the right kind?

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Over the past 3 months, we have largely completed the rollout of Git/GVFS to the Windows team at Microsoft. As a refresher, the Windows code base is approximately 3.5M files and, when checked in to a Git repo, results in a repo of about 300GB. Further, the Windows team is about 4,000 engineers and the engineering system produces 1,760 daily "lab builds" across 440 branches in addition to thousands of pull request validation builds. All 3 of the dimensions (file count, repo size and activity), independently, provide daunting scaling challenges and taken together they make it unbelievably challenging to create a great experience. Before the move to Git, in Source Depot, it was spread across 40+ depots and we had a tool to manage operations that spanned them.

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posted about 19 hours ago on metafilter
Joss Whedon, nerd icon, has a new video in support of Planned Parenthood. Joss Whedon, known throughout various demographics for Buffy, Dollhouse, The Avengers, Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog, and the immortal Firefly, recently released a three minute video made for Planned Parenthood exploring some of the consequences of clinics closing. Whedon is also known for support of Equality Now.

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I'm interested in finding a site that lets me identify swing races for state legislatures, so that I can give those candidates my money. In essence, I'm looking for the state-by-state equivalent of swingleft.org.I'm specifically interested in Missouri, where I live, but if the MO Dems have such a site already, I haven't found it. Also interested in seeing what other states have done. If these sites don't exist, I'd be willing to help build something, and would be interested in sources of information to help populate it. Obviously, looking at election results from the last cycle is a good place to start, but there's a lot more information that would be useful - info on who's retiring, info on which districts have identified strong challengers, etc. Any idea where I'd find this in relatively accessible formats? Thanks!

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I'm thinking of dying my hair very light/platinum blond. What do I need to know?My hair is currently a light brown/blond, as seen here in my Instagram photo. It looks more blond in direct sunlight. I used to dye it a fairly bright red, but I work at a bank and can't get away with that anymore. I'll be dying my hair myself (well, making my husband do it) with store bought dye, probably Loreal or similar. When I dyed it red, it usually grew out pretty nicely - the red would sort of fade as it grew out, and I never had a really obvious dye line where my roots were showing. I'm worried that with very light hair, I'll have a more obvious dye line and what the best strategy is to deal with that. I'm guessing if it really bugs me after a while I could just dye all my hair back to something approximating its normal color? Also, it's just generally been several years since I've dyed my hair, and I've never dyed it a lighter color than my natural color, so I'm just looking for any advice, suggestions for good shampoos for colored hair, etc. (Or if you think it would look terrible based on my picture.) Thanks!

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I have a short gap in health coverage (5 days) coming up, and trying to figure out the best way to handle it.Uneducated health care consumer here. I just got a new job (yay) that starts on 6/5. My previous health plan ends on 5/31, and new health plan starts on 6/5. I have the option of getting COBRA insurance, but the premium would be $700+ and I would like to save the money if possible. If I understand correctly, I have the ability within the next thirty days to apply for COBRA and have it retroactively applied, should anything calamitous happen during that gap. I'm almost inclined not to sign up for COBRA, with worst case scenario meaning I retroactively sign up if anything bad happens. Question: if I decide to skip having coverage for those five days, and nothing bad happens and I end up never signing up for COBRA before my new plan kicks in on 6/5, are there any potential long term repercussions? (Due to having a gap between plans) Wondering if I could get advice on other options as well -- what do people typically do in these situations? If it really makes sense to get some sort of coverage for those five days, what are some cheaper options for short term coverage? Fwiw, I will be on vacation in Puerto Rico for those five days... Thank you!

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I keep hearing this song on the radio but I can't for the life of me find it on the internet. It's a dance track, quite upbeat, with a sample of The Marvelettes song "Please Mister Postman," or at least a cover of that song, because the vocals are almost definitely not the original.They've played it on our local hip-hop station, and our college radio station, but I haven't been able to find it on either of their websites' playlists. They played a clip of it at Camden Yards yesterday, too, but the OPACY website only has the players' walk-up music. I've ruled out most of what comes up if you google various iterations of the lyrics + cover, remix, sample, etc. It's not the Rod Lee remix, although that song rules. I fear I may be driven to madness trying to find it. Does anyone have any idea?

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On Sunday evening I was playing with the four-year-old and slipped on a grassy slope. One leg goes forward, the other folds under me. I have done a high-speed yoga kneel with one leg out and the ankle of the leg tucked under me did not enjoy the experience. It's surely a sprain, not a break, but I'm conflicted about going for care.That's mostly time & notable inconvenience driven; our insurance is good, and while there'll be a non-negligible specialist fee it's affordable for us. But I have above-mentioned active kiddo and am the primary caregiver/house manager and I'm skeptical there's anything much worth doing for me at this phase. My inclination is to do the appropriate just-sprained things - try to minimize time spent on it, elevate it for some time every day - and go see someone when it's past the initial phases and there'd be some actual steps like physical therapy to undertake. But five days in I still have some swelling and the can't-avoid-em stairs are hard to go down, with the rarely occasional -pop- feeling when I move the ankle in certain ways. Mostly it's uncomfortable, not painful, unless its rotated in certain ways. How big a dummy am I being, and am I likely opening myself up to long-term issues by not seeking care at this point? I have a sports medicine office I have seen in the past about a shoulder dysplasia and can probably get an appointment fairly quickly. But I'm not excited to be their ATM and my wife's work obligations can make kiddo coverage challenging.

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posted about 22 hours ago on metafilter
The lede of this news article about yesterday's dustup in Montana states: "The Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat was charged..." Wikipedia confirms that Montana has only one representative in the House, but they have 2 senators like everyone else and last I checked the Senate is part of the US Congress. I saw similar phrasing in a few other articles about the incident. Surely this is not correct. What gives?

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posted about 22 hours ago on metafilter
Spend an hour with New York City's breathtaking, hilarious, inspiring burlesque diva, Fancy Feast, in this documentary from Leon Chase. Or just catch this quick 2 minute teaser. She'll leave you hungry for more.

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posted about 22 hours ago on metafilter
I want to get back to swimming every morning before work. However, I take public transportation and would be unable to make it back home before heading down to the office. What the heck do I do with my swim gear that is low profile, low odor, and low moisture?I used to go swimming semi-regularly at the gym while I was at a previous job and on a different schedule w/ better access to the car, so I was able to come home, shower, & change before driving into work. In my new job & routine, I take public transportation and walk to the gym & office. There is a bus stop right near the gym, so walking home just to drop off my gear adds an additional 30 minutes to my morning I'm not willing to waste. My office doesn't have a gym, locker rooms, or other, semi-private space I could lock up my gear. It's a semi-open format office, so I don't have an office space, or full cubicle, to store a gym bag. I would prefer to be able to fit everything into my existing work/laptop backpack (perhaps sans lunch), so I don't take up extra seats on the bus. How can I store my wet suit, towel/s, & other swim gear discreetly at work, without stinking up the place, soaking through my bag, or ruining my gear with mold/mildew growth?

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Flying into Memphis late Friday, Sept 1, flying out early Thursday, Sept 7. In between, will be renting a car and hitting up Mississippi and Alabama. The hitch? There's too much I want to see! What are the absolute musts?MeFi has been absolutely amazing with suggestions for previous trips (thank you, all!) so once again, I turn to the hive for recommendations and help with winnowing out the meh from the must-see. I am considering a loop: Memphis, Oxford MS, Tupelo MS, Muscle Shoals AL, Birmingham AL, Montgomery AL, Mobile AL, Jackson MS, Vicksburg MS, Clarksdale MS, Memphis (this loop could be taken in the opposite direction, going from Memphis to Clarksdale first). I know that seems like a lot, but some of the places I can't imagine spending more than an hour or two (or less; I want to see Elvis's birthplace in Tupelo, and Robert Johnson's crossroads in Clarksdale). And since I like the road-trip aspect of it, I'm perfectly okay with spending that hour or two at a place, then driving on a bit, grabbing some food in another place, driving a bit, etc. The journey is mostly the destination. Also want to hit: Graceland, Sun Studios, the Stax Museum, Muscle Shoals, Birmingham, the Hank Williams Museum, the Delta Blues Museum, the Mississippi Blues Trail. Main interests: the music (if you couldn't tell!), the food, the folklore. I want to anchor the trip in the bigger cities, but want to drive some state routes/smaller roads to see the small-town South as well. I also see a lot of national forests on the map--are any (Holly Springs? Bankhead? Talladega? DeSoto? Bienville?) better than the others, or worth the short jaunts off-track to visit ? I know this is kind of open--maybe too open? I've just started planning, so I'm trying to cut out the fat. For example, I wrote Vicksburg on a slip of paper a week or two ago, but I don't remember what the allure of it was. Is Vicksburg worth seeing? Or Jackson? Or Mobile, even? (I like going to places I've heard in songs, but do I have enough time for such frivolity?) A friend recommended Oxford, but it wasn't originally on my list. I like bookstores and literary culture (the reason for the recommendation), but am not a huge Faulkner fan. I know I could Google things (and I am) but I much prefer suggestions for things slightly off the beaten path, which can be hard to find on Google. (I've been going through old Asks about/around this area too, but they're older--I'm heartbroken Graceland Too closed down!)

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posted about 23 hours ago on metafilter
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Official Trailer [YouTube] is an upcoming English-language French science fiction action-adventure film co-produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. [wiki]

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Lately, I'm getting fed up of reading "business books" which all seem to look at the business world through a very shallow lens.I have discovered that some the richest insights on topics such as advertising, consumer behaviour, creativity, performance etc., come from arts and popular science literature (Generation X by Copeland, The Box by Levinson, the Soul of the New Machine by Kidder and The Machine That Changed the World by James Womack come to mind) as opposed to the "business books" genre. I would love to hear some "non-business book" recommendations which can lead to deeper and more inspired business thinking.

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Key Crazy: Inside the Wonderful World of Keyboard Fanatics A proud tradition of hackers going back decades gets another moment in the spotlight thanks to Gizmodo. If you're interested in building your own, you might be interested in Jesse Vincent's blog series from 2012,Building a Keyboard, or the venerable Key64 site.

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