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Copper awoke to the sound of the houses over the road collapsing. She peeked outside. A dim pre-dawn light revealed the entire terrace was gone.

She grabbed a freshly charged battery and hooked up the mechanical creature. “I remember now. You’re Iron,” gasped Copper.

Flicking a switch, Iron’s eyes lit up red. “I hope you remember, we built an extra floor of a house together,” sighed Copper.

That was another story.

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Le Grand Voyage! (18)

If I thought I was going to live long enough, it would be fun to watch these kids’ relationship develop over the decades. As it is, we’ll get a glimpse of it later on, when Eddie has the talk with Elliot and Gilles about Raymond’s future (a storyline coming later in the spring). And of course, as usual, this storyline went far and away from its original intent, but it went to a slightly more interesting, if somewhat melancholy, place.

Two storylines in a row about the hand Fate can have in shaping our lives… all the more reason to move on to something a little lighter in tone and bringing back onstage a trio of characters who’re no doubt feeling slightly abandoned at this point, I’m sure. But this place could use a little mindless silliness for a while, and those three are just the ones to provide it.

All right, if I’m going to post this before Valentine’s Day ends, I best get to it. See you tomorrow…

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EDCON HACK: Learn zKSNARKs Through Live Online Workshop

Hi Everyone, the workshop from Alexander Vlasov, the founder of the matter, will take place at 19:30 AEDT, on Feb. 15 (Sydney, Australia Time) https://twitter.com/Linktimetech/status/1095867003359784961,

Time: 19:30 AEDT, Feb. 15 (Sydney, Australia Time)Topic: Practical zkSNARKs constructing for Ethereum using Rust, Bellman and the Gadget library

Brief of the topic:

The Workshop #2 is a practical webinar, and it will focus on the practicalaspects of how people can write a primitive circuit and test it usingBellman and the gadget library.

Useful Links:

* Please self-study the following links before Workshop #2 1.Quadratic Arithmetic Programs: from Zero to Hero: https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/quadratic-arithmetic-programs-from-zero-to-hero-f6d558cea6492.Introduction to zk-SNARKs (Part 1): https://blog.decentriq.ch/zk-snarks-primer-part-one/

* Join Workshop at https://zoom.us/j/504869502* Get the recording video later: https://www.edcon.io/hackathon* Reference implementation for workshop: https://github.com/matterinc/Edcon2019_material

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You can spot the singles a mile away

This sad display of unbearable storytelling is by ©️andrew ulanoff 2019

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Stan Lee

Stan the man Lee Was born on December 28, 1922, In Manhattan, New York City, and inspired many people Including my dad and I he wrote my favourite Comic Books The X-Man the Hulk and Thor And Spider-Man. Speaking of Spider-Man That was his Favourite Comic-Book To write.

Here’s A very sad part. Stan The Man Lee Died on November 12, 2018, It was very sad When we had to here The Announcer Say “Stan Lee has died At The age of 95”.

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How we met

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When we breakup do we stay the same people we were when we first began?

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Hall of Lame

By Mohsin Sayeed

Editor’s Not: This is a rather candid, no-holds-barred response by Mohsin Sayeed that was first published as a Facebook post. We are re-publishing it for it, despite the irreverent tone, raises some key questions. We are posting it without prejudice and the views expressed are that of the author’s alone.

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending a Performance Art show called ‘A Mix Tape’. I felt as if I was touring a Buddroohon ka Pagal Khana (mental asylum of the dead evil spirits). It was scary yet very entertaining like a horror or freak show. It was fascinating. And I have never seen so many attendees at art show in my entire life. The gallery was oozing with people. Interestingly, Millenials and post-Millenials were in overwhelming majority. The usual art show visitors were far and few.

Read full story: https://www.nayadaur.tv/2018/09/hall-of-lame/

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Dream Lovers

A tale of star-crossed dreamers … Happy Valentine’s Day!

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《蘇生戰銃》——香港都有王道少年漫畫!

集中紀錄為老友——香港最靚仔漫畫家——馬遜寫嘅介紹文。

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Smart regulation for combating illegal content

Public Policy

Kent Walker

SVP of Global Affairs

Published Feb 14, 2019Related Articles

We've written before about how we're working to support smart regulation, and one area of increasing attention is regulation to combat illegal content.

As online platforms have become increasingly popular, there’s been a rich debate about the best legal framework for combating illegal content in a way that respects other social values, like free expression, diversity and innovation. Today, various laws provide detailed regulations, including Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in the United States and European Union’s e-Commerce Directive.

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Burt Ward — The Man Wonder

An Exclusive Profile of the Legendary Pop-Icon and Humanitarian

Photography by David Laurell

Burt Ward, pop-culture icon and world-renown humanitarian, was about three seconds late for our phone interview, and he apologized.

But the apology, of course, was not necessary, certainly because his delay was only a minuscule of a moment, and secondly because he was detained due to his non-stop efforts to rescues dogs.

In the realm of classic television, Ward is best known as Robin, the Boy Wonder a.k.a., Dick Grayson, ward (“Holy irony!”) to Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman, played by Adam West (who passed away in 2017) on the Batman TV series which originally aired on ABC, twice a week, from 1966 to 1968.

Today, more than 50 years after the show’s debut, the heroic-based Batman is more popular than ever, as is the heroically-human Ward.

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Roses are red, violets are blue: six Pixel camera tips, just for you

Pixel

Love Playmoji Pack

Bea My Valentine

Published Feb 14, 2019Related ArticlesFrom Doodling to Design: A Q&A with Nicola FormichettiChildish Gambino dances into Playground on PixelFind more balance in your life this year, with help from GoogleGet more shut-eye in 2019 with help from GoogleOn the year's darkest day, wake up gradually with Pixel 3 and Pixel StandMost likely to win the creativity contest: meet Jake, Pixel's biggest fan

No matter what your plans are this Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably end up taking a few photos to celebrate or capture the moment—and that's where Pixel's camera comes in. Pixel 3's camera has tools that can help you capture and get creative with your V-Day photos. Here are six tips for our beloved #teampixel.

  1. Virtual Valentines

Playground is a creative mode in the Pixel camera that helps you create and play with the world around you. You can send a virtual Valentine, or make your photos and videos stand out with the new Love Playmoji pack and two sticker packs. Capture and celebrate the love in the air today and year-round with interactive hearts, fancy champagne glasses, animated love notes or lovebirds.

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Lunch Time

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A Valentines Letter To Comics

Today is Valentine’s Day, and since I don’t have a girlfriend, I figured there’s no better time to talk about my love of comic books. In a lot of ways comics are similar to relationships, with moments when your heart will be broken, as well as times where you never want to be separated. However, the relationship between people and comics will always come back to what it once was. No matter what happens, at the end of the day Krypton will still explode, Uncle Ben will still be shot, but the heroes will always save the day. That’s why comic books are so special to so many people, myself included, because no matter what happens, they’ll always be there for you.

Now, if things will always end up the same, why would someone read comics? Well, it’s because while things will end up becoming the same, the stories are always different and unique. One of the best things about comics is that it takes a team of people to create a comic, and while you’ve got the writer and penciller who are best known, there’s also the inker, letterer, colorist, cover artist, and editor. Every part of the creative team puts in their effort, and the book is stronger than ever that way. This also helps each series feel different, even if it’s using the same characters.

So far I’ve been talking about what makes a comic book, but I haven’t really gotten to the heart of why I love comics. On the most basic level it’s because comics are entertaining. They’re the only medium that has been able to tell connecting stories for over 80 years, and are still going strong. But further than that, superheroes are down right inspiring. Even when there’s no hope of things turning out okay, the heroes will still be there. If a planet is about to explode, you know Superman will be there to save the people, if not the planet itself. And when a couple is getting mugged in Hell’s Kitchen, they’ll have Daredevil to protect them. The heroes always try to save everyone, and even if they can’t, they’ll save as many people as they can, even if it kills them. The Death of Superman movie does this well, as Superman sacrificed his own life to stop Doomsday from destroying the world. And yes, I did cry after he died and at the funeral, but that’s beside the point.

If you can’t tell, I love comics, and if you’ve read this far, there’s a good chance you love comics too. So today, whether you have a significant other or not, I want everyone to share their favorite comics, and to read both their favorite and a new one. Comics are a great thing, and while there are bad fans, we can all be united under a love of comics. Some of my favorites: Superman Rebirth #39, which is a touching issue about Superman bringing kids with cancer up to the Justice League Watchtower, Champions #15, which has young Cyclops talking about his fears of the adult version of him, Justice League International #8, a fun story about the Justice League moving into their international headquarters, and Daredevil #612, which is an inspiring ending to the Death of Daredevil arc.

That’s nowhere near all of my favorite comics, just a few I wanted to highlight today. Today I just want everyone to spread their love of comics, and to help people find some new series or issues that they might enjoy. Valentine’s Day is a day of sharing love, so make sure to send love to your favorite creators, and spread some love for comics in general. Excelsior!

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Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant

It’s easier than ever to meet new people and explore new places—but language barriers that prevent us from talking to each other still exist. With the Google Assistant, we're focused on creating the best way to get things done—regardless of who you’re communicating with or what language you speak. To help you connect with people you’re talking to, we recently introduced a new feature called interpreter mode that translates your conversations in real time.

We’ve been piloting interpreter mode at the concierge and front desks of hotels like Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Dream Downtown in New York City and Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, where guests are using it to have free-flowing conversations with hotel staff—even if they don’t speak the same language.

If you want to test out interpreter mode but don’t have an upcoming stay at these hotels—don’t worry! You can now use this feature to translate across 26 languages from the comfort of your own home. Give it a go on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, where you’ll both see and hear the translated conversation. Simply ask your Assistant, “Hey Google, be my Thai interpreter” or “Hey Google, help me speak Spanish” to get started.

To give you an idea on how people from around the world have been using interpreter mode, let’s check out how travelers have used it at hotels to experience and navigate new destinations.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas hosts thousands of guests each year from across the globe, and interpreter mode brings simpler, faster and more effective translation capabilities directly to their guests. Previously, if the concierge staff at Caesars Palace needed to help a non-English speaking guest, they’d have to dial their in-house translation service and pass the phone back and forth with them. Now, with interpreter mode on the Google Home Hub, concierge staff can personally provide guest recommendations in real time—leading to better service, plus quicker and easier guest transactions. In a city known for its entertainment and cuisine, guests are using the feature in languages like Spanish, Portuguese and Italian to speak with the concierge staff for help booking concerts and live theatrical performances, securing restaurant reservations, and getting directions around the Las Vegas Strip.

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Politics Puns

The mechanical creature in Coppers oil bath needed an overnight soak. She hooked a battery up to her charger and stroked its face.

“I know you,” said Copper. “I just can’t remember where from.” Punchlines about vague memories of ambiguous election promises filled her mind.

Copper didn’t approve of political jokes. She knew too many of them got elected.

Photo by Aron Van de Pol on Unsplash. Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

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Learn from the Scarlet Spider — Think Uveitis

Marvel’s Scarlet Spider is an interesting narrative experiment on the nature of soul. Ben Reilly is a clone of the original Peter Parker who shares the physical traits of the famous webslinger. Through vaguely-described “arcane magic”, he even gets an imprint of Parker’s memories.

Clone Wars: The Scarlet Spider fighting with Spider-Man. Source: Marvel Comics

However, as he does not share the many responsibilities of his more famous clone, Ben Reilly struggles with true purpose in life. Possessing the same intelligence and inquisitive mind as Peter Parker, his desire to discover and experiment leads him to make some bad choices, which have led him to die and be resurrected more times than is habitual for a Marvel Comics character.

As a result, Ben has flirted the line between heroism and villainy, seemingly resolved to entropy as an antihero. Even when he wants to do the right thing, his virtuous intentions backfire. In a recent storyline (written by Peter David, pencilled by Will Sliney and coloured by Rachelle Rosenberg) during which demons take over Las Vegas, Ben makes an assumption we can all be guilty of when seeing red eyes:

“Is this creature possessed by some sort of satanic entity?”

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider. Issue 16 (David, Sliney, Rosenberg)

Ben has been very presumptuous here. In a Las Vegas which is arguably more satanically inclined that usual, he has naturally assumed that anyone with red eyes is a demon.

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The Year I Channeled Stan Lee

In November, Stan Lee, better known to some as Smilin’ Stan, passed away. He was Marvel’s Editor (later publisher) in the sixties and one of the main driving forces for all the Marvel Comics characters most people know today from their movies. By the seventies, he stopped being hands on with the company but remained its public face, maintaining the persona of a huckster and showman for the characters he helped cultivate nearly up until his death. He was both beloved and polarizing. People will continue to debate exactly how much he had a hand in creating the characters his name was attached to. Whatever side you fall on, it will be hard to admit the artists who gave them life went through their best years underthanked in comparison. And yet, few could deny that he gave them all a unifying voice. Marvel fans of all kinds still loved seeing his cameos in any Marvel movie, but very few people likely ever think of wanting or trying to be or emulate him. And yet, in my own microcosm of reality, for one thankfully brief moment in time, that’s what I did.

When I was young, my love of comics never grew into anything other than collecting them. I had no drawing skills and didn’t even know how I would go about writing one. I did write, but it was for the student newspaper in college, my main outlet given that the literary magazine only came out once a year. For my Junior year I ran for the position of Living Arts Editor. Instead, I wound up being the Comics Editor. I was a smart ass and would-be humorist who wasn’t ready for the most popular section of the paper. This upset me, but I wanted to make the best of my situation. I knew enough about the history of comics to know that Stan Lee took a flailing comics company and somehow turned it into a hotbed of creativity and talent. Why couldn’t I do the same?

Well, for starters, it’s hard to find that kind of enthusiasm and spare time in people and have them be willing to create art for free in between their studies and extracurricular activities. But this and any other obstacle I mention are just facts, and Stan Lee often wouldn’t let truth and facts get in the way of meeting a story deadline.

Whatever you think about Stan Lee, you had to admit he knew how to surround himself with talented people. I figured I would do the same. Just like Smilin Stan, my focus was promotion of the comics and the artists who would make up my team. Stan had “Stan’s Soapbox,” I had “The Box” (amazing my name-theft didn’t occur to me until now). Stan gave out “No-Prizes” to readers, I had “Boxies” given out to the artists at the end of each semester.

And I used a fake cursive font for my name. Because columnists like Stan Lee signed his name. My handwriting was atrocious, but I still wanted to sign my name somehow.

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Le Grand Voyage! (17)

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