In case you haven't heard the news yet, from Leahbjackson twitter (Drewbie's girlfriend):
◦◕‿◕◦ @coldrewbie asked me to marry him today up on a mountain and I said YES! We're engaged! So happy!!!!
Congratulations to you both!
◦◕‿◕◦ @coldrewbie asked me to marry him today up on a mountain and I said YES! We're engaged! So happy!!!!
"These numbers forget a few things.
1)Boycotts started early. Not sure why yesterday was made "the day" to transfer. Transfers have been happening for over a week now. Over 37,000 were deleted in the first 2 days of the "transfer out" last week.
2)Do you really think that this will last? I'm no tinfoil hat kind of person, but if I were Godaddy... I'd register new domains on "protest day" to make it look like supporters of SOPA were equal or stronger."
"Blizzard Entertainment’s audio department is looking for an administrative assistant that is thorough, self-organized, and has a strong eye and ear for detail. The administrative assistant will work closely with the production staff, and department leadership to support both the logistical needs, and wellness of the team."
"A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi's wireless telegraph"Source and full story at New Scientist.
Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do you tend to throw in the towel and call it quits when faced with a challenge or adversity? What makes some people able to keep pushing and complete a task while others habitually fizzle and don't follow through?From http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201112/the-neuroscience-perseverance, I suggest reading entire article.
Dopamine is the fuel that keeps people motivated to persevere and achieve a goal. You have the power to increase your production of dopamine by changing your attitude and behavior. Scientists have identified higher levels of dopamine -- also known as the "reward molecule" -- as being linked to forming lifelong habits, such as perseverance.
This is a cup for the Cyber Sports Network with the focus on the up-and-coming as well as established pro players of StarCraft II. In this special event, a significantly larger prize than the Amateur Cup series is up for grabs. CSN would like to offer this up as a monthly tournament that will no doubt deliver exciting and competitive battles between some of the best players in the word
"In reality, fighting is mostly about jockeying for position and trying to create an opening. Most “attacks” aren’t really intended to hit the target - they’re intended to force the opponent to react, get him off balance, and create an opening for you to take advantage of. In many ways, actually hitting the opponent is almost anticlimactic - the real action occurred just before."
"Rebecca Hains says she was going through security at the airport in Las Vegas when a TSA agent pulled her aside and said the cupcake frosting was “gel-like” enough to constitute a security risk."
Smith: Critics Continue to Spread Lies about SOPA
Washington, D.C. – Chairman Smith responded today to a letter that appeared in several newspapers from founders of Internet companies like Google, Twitter, and eBay regarding criticisms of the Stop Online Piracy Act. Many of the claims in the letter are erroneous and simply restate concerns that were actually addressed by the manager’s amendment released on Monday.
Chairman Smith: “It’s disappointing that some critics of the Stop Online Piracy Act do not understand what the bill actually does. The manager’s amendment introduced earlier this week narrows the scope of the bill to ensure that it only applies to foreign rogue websites. The bill defines rogue sites as foreign websites primarily dedicated to the sale and distribution of illegal or infringing material or foreign websites that market themselves as websites primarily dedicated to illegal or infringing activity. Lawful companies and websites like Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Facebook have nothing to worry about under this bill.
One thing a lot of us who write for and read Ars Technica have in common is that our technical experience often puts us in the position of having to provide tech support for our unenlightened family members. Whether it's Grandpa wondering why his PC is running so slow or your sister trying to set up her new printer so all the computers in the house can print to it, chances are we'll all be asked to play happy helpdesk worker during our trips home for the holidays.
Today, we're collecting the best preventative tips for family tech support. The most inspired ideas from the comments below will be promoted up into this story. We'll start things off with three suggestions of our own
"We are building an archive of player and caster interviews and we want to keep the focus on those hard working people that bring is so much entertainment. We are adding all contact information that we can find for players and casters including their Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Streaming information. We want to help eSports in general grow and the best way to do that is to support all of these people that are directly involved."
Traffic shaping along Bell Canada and Bell Aliant's ISP lines came in with a bang three years ago, infuriating consumers and advocates. "Unacceptable," critics called it—a "symptom of Bell's arrogance" and "blatant censorship." But Canada's telecommunications regulators gave the practice a provisional go-ahead, so the companies throttled away, the focus being on P2P use between 4:30pm and 2am.Source and rest of the story: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/bell-canada-drops-traffic-shaping-in-favor-of-an-economic-approach.ars
Now the practice is going out with a whimper, as per a letter posted on Monday to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The telcos will "withdraw the shaping of P2P traffic" on their networks, both wholesale and retail traffic, as of March 1. But why?
BO31 qxc vs. catz still going strong. Current score 10-3 in qxc's favor. Thread http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=295830
umm.. x6.Terran (major) rage quits after a great first map.
To quote viOLet after the dust cleared, "It was a great first map, very close but major just messed up"
Very poor sportsmanship by Terran, but a great job by team x6 for sending another player in his place to play a show match and accept the loss.
Should we invite Terran back? That's a tough one for sure. There are plenty of other top skilled players that interested.. but viOLet thinks Terran is a solid player. hmmmm
The MaxFrag.net sponsored showmatch will go live on the It's Gosu eSports stream at 7:00PM EST (4:00PM PST, 1:00AM CEST), and will be a best of five series beginning on MLG Metalopolis. The rest of the map pool will be composed of the announced MLG Orlando map pool.
South Korea's telecommunications regulator said Monday that it has sent a warning against possible cyber attacks after the reported death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Clan Eternal Plague is hosting a series of show matches within the clan eP Open finalists of the 6th and 7th tournament and will continue on to face another player of their choice. The show matches will be hosted by Team LxG's NanMan (link in it's belonging section). The show matches will be hosted by ToLiveOrDie who has also hosted 6 Clan eP opens so far. We will invite the eP Open finalists to the next show match starting with eP open 6th & 7th finalists where we will invite them to a separate show match best of 7 the day after the eP open, if a finalist fails to attend the show match the opportunity will be awarded to the next player in line. If that can't happen a member of the clan Eternal Plague will be able to play in it, such as players as Boyo, Styx, Jager, PhiliBiRD, Pit, JakeBake, Catechin and so on.
After his last relapse, MVPsC was recently discharged from hospital 4 days ago. Now he has relapsed again except this time on his left lung.
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The house has twelve of these fold-out computer stations, six in each of two rooms (ideal for team vs. team games). The actual computers are not next to the monitors, but are all in a rack in a back room. The stations were built by a cabinet maker based on specs I created. The rest of the house was designed by my dad, Richard Varda, who happens to be an architect.
I also have two big TVs, one 59-inch and one 55-inch, each of which has a selection of game consoles attached. In practice we usually end up streaming pro starcraft matches to these instead of playing games on them.
What is Community Captions?
Community Captions is an initiative sparked by necessity. The deaf members of the Starcraft 2 deserve to be able to take in the full experiences of the tournaments we watch every day, the dailies and weeklies and all of the other entertaining facets of the Starcraft 2 community.
What is the Mission of Community Captions?
The mission of Community Captions is to transcribe events like the GSL, NASL, MLG, Day Daily, State of the Game, and others for the deaf members of our community. The goal is to have every event fully transcribed within 2 days and available for the entire community.
How can I help?
There are two ways you can help: by signing up to help transcribe a certain event every day, using the sign up form below, or by freelancing and transcribing whenever you can. Since there is so much going on every day, from the dozens of tournaments to the innumerable shows and podcasts, it would be impossible for a small group - let alone a single person - to do all of the work. If we want to have the transcriptions available in a timely manner, it'll take a lot of generous and dedicated members of the community. But that, at the very least, I know we have in the Starcraft 2 community and especially the one here on TeamLiquid.net.
So if you would like to help out, or just want to support the initiative, let us know. Being able to better incorporate the deaf community into our Starcraft 2 community can only be a good thing in the long run.
How does this work?
My idea (and a rough one at that) would be to compile transcriptions as .rtf or .doc files, and use site like Google Docs to host the transcriptions. An organized list of the transcriptions would then be available here for people to open up and view alongside the video. I'm currently working on a transcription of game 1 of GSL Code S Group C for an example of how I would use this.
Team Legion [LgN] is thrilled to announce that our very own Canadian protoss player Marc-Olivier "desRow" Proulx will be going to Seoul, South Korea for an indefinite amount of time in order to train and improve as a player.
desRow will be paying for all his expenses and maxfrag, the personal sponsor of desRow will be helping him with the plane ticket fees.
The Cyber Sports Network announces the return of Rance Costa to esports. Rance has been involved in esports for almost 8 years and was DJWheats partner in crime back in the day while at the Global Gaming League. Wheat and Rance were the production and personalities behind the highly successful, Epileptic Gaming Series on GGL TV.
To welcome Rance and his crazy antics back to esports, CSN has created an 8 player invite tournament. Over twenty (20) invites have been sent out and the first 8 players that confirm a spot in the tournament will receive one. The tournament is not about money, as the prize to the winner is a measly $100.. this tournament is about supporting those that wish to make a difference in the SC2/esports scene and highlighting players and caster that may not have a 'big name' .... YET!
Each week's winner, along with the runner up will receive an automatic invite back to the next cup.
Last week's winner was viOLet with a 3-1 win over Attero.
More details on confirmed players will be announced shortly.
Wow. Doctor putting me on 4 meds and a shot. Said, "hit it with the kitchen sink or you can't fly home in Thursday"
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