Shouldn't they call it a fair pole?


You know, the real-life physics of it of it don't really matter.

All that matters is that it's absolutely toxic to gameplay. I understand that Blizzard wanted a hero to counter fast-moving flankers, but doing so with a zero-counterplay hard-CC effect was the wrong decision.

Good counterplay is like the Pharah or Junkrat vs. Bastion puzzle. These are two heroes who can punish Bastion for going into Sentry Configuration, but a good Bastion player will quickly transform back to Scout Config and move. This reduces Bastion's effectiveness but allows him to continue to contribute to the fight.

Good counterplay is Winston vs. Widowmaker. Winston can punish Widowmaker hard for staying in an isolated location away from her team. The counterplay is to keep Widowmaker near her teammates, where her effectiveness is lessened but where they can protect her.

Bad counterplay is a hard CC effect on a short cooldown that is equally effective against all heroes, especially...

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This is the Thread of Long Manifestos. Here is another perspective from a u.s. group called Beyond Marriage. This organization was formed in April, 2006 and is comprised mostly of nonprofit bureaucrats active the national LGBTIQ "movement" (i.e. most of them are with political lobbying groups, social services agencies, universities, and so on). From 2004 until today, nineteen u.s. states have passed either laws or (state) constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage and in many cases also prohibiting other partnership statuses like civil unions. At this point, there are only about 12 states, out of 50, that have no such prohibitions.


July 26, 2006

We, the undersigned – lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and allied activists, scholars, educators, writers, artists, lawyers, journalists, and community organizers – seek to offer friends and colleagues...

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Call Of Duty: World At War's zombies mode has turned out to be a hit of the fans. Interestingly enough, this part was nearly scrapped off before launch.

Fact is, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia believed that "Call Of Duty Zombies shouldn't exist."

Lamia confessed to the DICE Summit audience that World At War development team came up with the idea and worked on secretly before he knew about it and tried to shut it down.

"It was a really turbulent time in the studio's history, as we were evolving and changing our identity and our cultures were clashing and blending on an incredibly short and demanding Call Of Duty development cycle," he said.

"World At War would be our first shot at a two year development cycle in the franchise and up until this point I think it's safe to say we were still struggling to find our voice and establish our identity inside the franchise, despite the experience on the team it's fair to say we still lacked a bit of...

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There are a number of technical requirements that must be obeyed and then, there are specific difficulties that come with


, the language of subtitling.

A few basic principles to subtitling or screen translation:

Translate everything

Translate even on-screen text, such as names of institutions, road signs, billboards that stay on-screen and are significant to the plot. Also, names, titles, ranks or positions of speakers, etc.

Do not translate literally

The art of the subtitler is to understand the plot and what is being said in the original content and translate it as faithfully and accurately as possible. Do not be faithful to the letter of the text, but to the sense of the content. This is not nearly as easy as it sounds, in subtitles you only have a limited number of characters per subtitles (usually 36-40 characters), hence the subtitler must have a good knowledge in the art of summarizing.


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"You know you're not supposed to go in there. What is your fascination with my Forbidden Closet of Mystery?"

There are two closed doors right next to each other, identical in every way except one: One has a large KEEP OUT sign on it in bold, red letters.

Which door is someone more likely to try to open

? It's not rocket science.

Forbidden Fruit is a person, place, or thing absolutely irresistible to one or more characters, whose appeal lies solely in the fact it has been

forbidden, prohibited, and declared unquestionably off limits

. They feel they must have it only because they know they can't or shouldn't have it. Frequently takes the form of a

Pandora's Box

they are

not to open

, a

Big Red Button

they are not to press, an experiment they are not to mess with, a person they are not allowed to be with, or

even hear about

, a potion they are not to taste under...

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GRESHAM, Ore. — A female elementary school teacher who says she neither identifies as male nor female has been awarded $60,000 in a settlement with her school district after she lodged a complaint that her co-workers continued to refer to her as a woman and wouldn’t call her “they.”

The 25-year-old teacher at Hall Elementary School, who now goes by the name Leo Soell, had told her friends in 2013 that she did not feel that she identified as either male or female. However, she did not reveal her feelings to her employers with the Gresham-Barlow School District, who continued to refer to her by her female name and pronoun.

In November of the following year, Soell was diagnosed with breast cancer. After obtaining a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to make her chest look more masculine, Soell approached the district to advise that she had changed her name to Leo as she identified as “genderqueer” or “transmasculine,” and desired to be referred to as...

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