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Space has always held fascination for me. In my youth I loved Star Trek, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. I have also lived most of my life in locations with little to no light pollution thereby…
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Lena Dunham, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom On Abuse Vanity Fair Summit | Re/code
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Will Smith Has Met The Joker, But Not Jared Leto | Digital Trends
Despite having worked together for six months on Suicide Squad, Will Smith and Jared Leto haven’t met yet. Deadshot and The Joker, on the other hand, are well acquainted.

Screen Crush reports that Zane Lowe interviewed Smith on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station yesterday and the latter admitted that Leto is such an intense method actor, that he never broke character, not even to exchange pleasantries. Check out the transcript of the actor’s comments below:

Related: See the Suicide Squad crew get tattooed by Will Smith and Margot Robbie

“[Suicide Squad] is insane. I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ We’ve never said ‘Hello’ or ‘Good day.’ I’ve only ever spoken to him with me as Deadshot and him as The Joker. I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ Not a single word exchanged off-camera. He was all in on the Joker.”

Smith’s comments echo those of Suicide Squad alum Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), who was quoted as saying  “I haven’t seen him, since we started working, out-of-character, let’s put it that way.” The dead rat he sent to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and the bullets he sent to Smith seem to suggest that Leto might just be a touch overcommitted.

We reported a few months back that Director David Ayer had hired an on-set therapist for the film and now we wonder if he/she wasn’t brought in just to keep an eye on Leto. Remember, The Joker is a character with a tragic history and there is speculation as to whether Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the character played a role in his death.  Ledger played The Clown Prince of Crime in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and was apparently so consumed with the role that he barely slept and needed heavy doses of prescription meds for the rest that he did get. Former Joker Jack Nicholson also told the press that he warned Ledger that the character was dangerous.

Maybe Leto truly did take himself to a dark, twisted place for the film, but there is always the possibility that this is some sort of marketing ploy and that Suicide Squad is just trying to right its ship and counter the wave of bad press that plagued it at the beginning of this summer. But as its August 5, 2016 theatrical release slowly creeps closer, many fans seem to have traded anxiety for cautious optimism.

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Guitar Hero Live Nixes DLC, Offers Pay-for-Play Streaming | Digital Trends
Developer Freestyle Games revealed its plans for Guitar Hero Live‘s add-on content this week, announcing that players can use in-game cash to stream new songs on demand.

The strategy veers away from the DLC-focused approach adopted by previous entries in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, which required players to pay for individual song downloads. Guitar Hero Live‘s structure eliminates one-time purchases entirely, instead placing its add-on content behind a paywall that demands payment for every play.

Related: Charm the bouncer for a backstage peek at Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live‘s GHTV mode offers playable versions of hundreds of songs from many featured artists, all of which are accessed via cloud streaming. The service will offer curated channels of themed content that are playable for free, and feature new artists and songs a regular basis.

By playing these featured tracks, players will earn in-game cash that can then be used to purchase individual play sessions for other songs in the GHTV library. In-game currency can also be purchased with real-world cash. After each session with an off-channel GHTV track, players will need to pay every time they want to stream the song again.

“We’re revamping how typical DLC works,” Freestyle Games reports. “We looked long and hard at the way it used to be in past music games – you pay a few bucks for a song to add to your library. It’s a big financial commitment up front and a tough decision to make, and it has always left me feeling like I have to replay that song until I’m bored of it to get my money’s worth. But it’s a different time now.”

Freestyle Games likens its approach to streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. In addition to paying for individual plays, users can also purchase a party pass that grants unlimited play of all GHTV tracks for a limited time.

Rock Band 4, which launches this week for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, retains its series-standard DLC store that offers more than 2,000 add-on songs at $2 apiece. Tracks purchased in previous versions of Rock Band will also carry over to the new series entry at no charge. Guitar Hero Live offers no such option for players who purchased DLC in legacy Guitar Hero games.

In addition to its pay-for-play GHTV mode, Guitar Hero Live also includes a “GH Live” mode that gives players unlimited sessions with dozens of on-disc songs. Guitar Hero Live launches for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and mobile platforms on October 20.

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Flex | A revolutionary car seat handle by Faizan Khan :: Kicktraq
An ergonomic handle that attaches to any car seat, allowing for 360 degrees of rotation to adapt to a wide variety of lifting positions - [currently $1 (0%) of $70,000 goal] || Date:October 06, 2015 at 09:42PM || Image: || Via:
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Richard Branson shares his best productivity hack - Business Insider
"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." —William Shakespeare

To be more productive, Virgin Group's billionaire founder Richard Branson says you need to pay attention to the clock and get places on time. 

"Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, ensure you are there when you say you will be there," he writes in a recent LinkedIn post. "This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give ... but it has served me well for five decades in business."

He says arriving when you say you will is not only respectful to your hosts, but it will also allow you to effectively manage your day. "Once you get behind, it is hard to catch back up again. Being punctual doesn’t mean rushing around the whole time," he explains. "It simply means [organizing] your time effectively."

Branson explains that this also doesn't mean that you have to keep a strict and rigid work schedule. You just need to be an effective delegator, organizer and communicator, he says. So, for instance, if you're doing to be late or unable to make an appointment, let the host know and apologize, or find someone to go in your place.

Branson acknowledges that things don't always go according to plan and it's impossible to always be on time for everything. "But it is always possible to try," he writes.

Read the full LinkedIn post here.

SEE ALSO: A 24-year-old entrepreneur spent 4 days with Richard Branson — here’s what she learned from him

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Produktprsentation: Hololens, Surface Book & Co: Microsoft zeigt Potenzial von Windows 10 06.10.2015 | Nachricht |
Dass es dem Unternehmen ernst damit ist, war am Dienstag in New York zu sehen. Eindrucksvoll zeigte Microsoft in einer Produktpräsentation mit dem Project Xray, was in seiner Hologramm-Brille Hololens steckt. Wie ... || Date:October 06, 2015 at 10:09PM || Image: || Via:
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Tipps der Analysten: Updates zu AIXTRON, Biotest, Gerresheimer, Axel Springer, Henkel und K+S 06.10.2015 | Nachricht |
Ausgewählte Analysten-Einstufungen im dpa-AFX-Nachrichtendienst vom 06.10.2015AIXTRONLONDON - Die britische Investmentbank HSBC hat die Einstufung für Aixtron vor Zahlen auf "Hold" mit einem Kursziel von 5 Euro belassen. Er rechne erneut mit einem eher ... || Date:October 06, 2015 at 10:09PM || Image: || Via:
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MV Oil Trust erhht Dividende 06.10.2015 | Nachricht |
Der amerikanische MV Oil Trust (ISIN: US5538591091, NYSE: MVO) zahlt eine Quartalsdividende von 0,21 US-Dollar. Dies ist eine Steigerung von 5 Prozent zum Vorquartal (0,20 US-Dollar). Beim derzeitigen Aktienkurs von 6,23 US-Dollar (Stand: 5. Oktober 2015) ... || Date:October 06, 2015 at 10:09PM || Image: || Via:
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Calamos Expands Alternatives Capabilities With Acquisition - Calamos Asset Management, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLMS) | Seeking Alpha
Calamos Investments (NASDAQ:CLMS) launched a pair of alternative mutual funds earlier this year - the Calamos Global Convertible Fund (MUTF:CAGCX) and the Calamos Hedged Equity Income Fund (MUTF:CAHEX), each of which has outperformed its peers through ... || Date:October 06, 2015 at 03:01PM || Image: || Via:
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Report says Johnson Controls is considering acquisition of EnerSys
Johnson Controls Inc. is in the midst of negotiations to buy a Pennsylvania-based battery manufacturer, EnerSys, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The newspaper cited anonymous sources in its report. Johnson Controls spokesman Fraser Engerman said ... || Date:October 06, 2015 at 02:51PM || Image: || Via:
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Stratasys Partners with Adobe to Bring Game-Changing Color 3D Printing to Creative Professionals | Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  Minneapolis & Rehovot, Israel – Oct. 6, 2015 – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today announced that they are partnering with Adobe to bring high quality, color 3D printing to creatives around the world. The announcement was Read More » || Date:October 06, 2015 at 09:47PM || Image: || Via:
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Criticism and the Neuronovel
"Learning the shortcomings of today’s neuronovel, we catch sight of the psychological novel of the future: a novel expressive of the problems we have now, including the encroachment of cognitive science into the concept of the self. When this novel appears, it will be because some people wrote neuronovels and books like 'Proust Was a Neuroscientist' and others identified the ways in which these works captivated us but failed to describe human existence."
fiction  literature  neuroscience 
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Agnes Denes
pioneer of environmental art
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When I’m Gone — Life Tips. — Medium
In this story by Rafael Zoehler, a father who dies at 27 wrote his son a series of letters to be opened at several of life's milestones, including WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR FIRST KISS, WHEN YOU BECOME A FATHER, and WHEN YOUR MOTHER IS GONE. This letter was entitled "WHEN I'M GONE": Son, If you're reading this, I'm dead. I'm sorry. I knew I was going to die. I didn't want to tell you what was going to happen, I didn't want to see you crying. Well, it looks like I've made it. I think that a man who's about to die has the right to act a little bit selfish. Well, as you can see, I still have a lot to teach you. After all, you don't know crap about anything. So I wrote these letters for you. You must not open them before the right moment, OK? This is our deal. I love you. Take care of your mom. You're the man of the house now. Love, dad. PS: I didn't write letters to your mom. She's got my car.
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Elmore Leonard's Ultimate Guide for Would-Be Writers | Open Culture
1. Never open a book with the weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said.”
5. Keep your exclamation points under control!
6. Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose.”
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Same for places and things.
10. Leave out the parts readers tend to skip.
writing  elmoreleonard 
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Diagnostic.css – Super quick web accessibility testing – Karl Groves
In my quest to make accessibility accessible, I’ve created a super-easy-to-use tool that people can use to do accessibility testing. If you can view the page in the browser, you can use this tool. Diagnostic.css is a CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) file which, when applied to a web page, will highlight accessibility errors in the page.
css  accessibility  tool 
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Miranda July Reads Janet Frame : The New Yorker
"Life is hell, but at least there are prizes. Or so one thought. One knew of the pit ahead, of the grownups lying there rewarded, arranged, and faded, who were so long ago bright as poppies. One learned to take one’s own deserved place on the edge, reading to leap, not to hang back in a status-free huddle where bodies were warm together and the future darkness seemed less frightening. Therefore, one learned to win prizes, to be surrounded in sleep by a dream of ordinal numbers, to stand in best clothes upon platforms in order to receive medals threatened upon black-and-gold ribbons, books “bound in calf,” scrolled certificates. One’s face became, from habit, incandescent with achievement."
literature  fiction  mirandajuly  janetframe 
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creative mornings
breakfast lecture series for the creative community
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Immutable Data Structures and JavaScript
Immutability provides a lot of benefits, but whether or not you need to use full-blown persistent data structures provided by Immutable.js depends on the app. I suspect a lot of apps are fine copying objects, as most of them are relatively small.
immutability  immutable  javascript  programming 
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Software: Business & Nonprofit | Reviews and Top Software at Capterra
Capterra helps millions of people find the best business software. With software reviews, ratings, infographics, and the most comprehensive list of the top business software products available, you're sure to find what you need at Capterra.
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