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  1. Normal or nuts?

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    For some peculiar reason I do get angry when waiting for an elevator and someone presses the button that I have already pressed.

    “What, I didn’t press the button right?”
    “Seriously, do you think pressing it again is going to make the elevator come faster?”
    “Pressing the button – what a splendid idea! Why didn’t I think of that?

    And then afterward I wonder if that wasn’t a wee bit overboard, eg nutty. Reason why I am sharing this is because ...

    Updated Yesterday at 02:28 AM by Gigantus

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  2. EA Is Giving Away Its Accessibility-Related Patents

    Original article here.

    EA is giving away accessibility-related patents used in some of its biggest games, including Apex Legends' popular Ping system, in the hope that they will be used and expanded upon by other developers to help make video games more inclusive.
    There are currently five patents covered under EA's "Patent Pledge," which involves EA making pledged patents available for public use alongside a legally binding promise to not file a lawsuit against ...
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  3. Then the Birds Began to Die

    An article by Elizabeth Bruenig, staff writer at the Atlantic

    After the end of the world, there will be birdsong. I used to imagine this when everything was going awry. I would lie in bed in my college dorm room and listen to the lone mockingbird who sang all night outside my window in the spring months. I was worried about something or other; he was getting on with things. It’s what birds do. They have a knack for it. In the Book of Genesis, after the devastation of the Earth ...
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  4. MS to go ahead and purchase Bethesda

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    The EU regulatory body has given the go ahead to Microsoft to purchase Bethesda, the deal being valued at 7.5billion dollars, making it the biggest deal in the gaming industry.

    Bethesda will become #23 of Microsoft's purchase of game developers, joining well known names as Arkane Studios, Machine Games and iD Software.

    Related article here.
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  5. A strictly mathematical viewpoint

    by , February 24, 2021 at 10:45 AM (Tall an' handsome)
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    What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

    Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

    How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life anyhow?

    Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

    Code:
    If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
    Is represented as:
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