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The Source Code For All Infocom Text Adventure Classics Has Been Released

You can now download the source code of every Infocom text adventure game, thanks to archivist Jason Scott who uploaded the code to GitHub. "There are numerous repositories under the name historicalsource, each for a different game," reports Ars Technica. "Titles include, but are not limited to, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Planetfall, Shogun, and several Zork games -- plus some more unusual inclusions like an incomplete version of Hitchhiker's sequel The Restaurant at the End of the Un...


‘Army of the Dead’ Characters Offer a Sneak Peek at Zack Snyder’s Netflix Zombie Movie

Zack Snyder is returning to zombie movies with the Netflix film Army of the Dead, set to star Dave Bautista. The story focuses on a heist in Las Vegas in the midst of a zombie outbreak – sort of like Ocean’s 11, with the walking dead. New info on the Army of the Dead characters has crawled its way online, offering a little more insight into what Snyder has in store with his next film. Mr. Zack Snyder gets a lot of guff from certain film critics, and I’ll freely admit that I’m not a fan of hi...
Tags: Horror, Netflix, Army-of-the-Dead, Dave Bautista, Zack-Snyder


Arable names Hogan as VP

Arable Capital Partners has appointed Scott Hogan as a vice president. Prior to joining the firm, Hogan held executive roles at the Louis Dreyfus Company. PRESS RELEASE BELLEVUE, April 18, 2019 – Arable Capital Partners (“Arable”) welcomes Scott Hogan to the Arable team as a Vice President in the Bellevue, WA office. Scott will be responsible for transactional work and due diligence on acquisitions, financial analysis, portfolio management and assisting in overall investment strategy. Managing D...
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Medicine’s racist past makes many African-Americans wary of giving blood — but sickle cell patients have urgent need

Angela Scott has heard many reasons why she shouldn’t donate blood. Friends and family wonder what might really be done with it. They worry that someone might inject her with something. You can’t always trust the medical establishment, she is told. Still, Scott, who is black, donates blood whenever...


Many African-Americans are wary of the medical system and don't give blood. One doctor is trying to change that.

Angela Scott has heard many reasons why she shouldn’t donate blood. Friends and family wonder what might really be done with it. They worry that someone might inject her with something. You can’t always trust the medical establishment, she is told. Still, Scott, who is black, donates blood whenever...


NeNe Pressuring “RHOA” Producers to Bring Back Phaedra to Help Her Battle Kenya, and Kandi is Threatening to Quit the Show (Report)

Feeling like everyone is against her, NeNe Leakes is reportedly pushing very hard for Phaedra Parks to make a return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.Sources exclusively spilled the tea to Love B. Scott.Rumors that Kenya Moore is currently in negotiations to return to the show as a peach-holding housewife have reportedly spooked Leakes. And now she’s using all of her power at Bravo to sway execs into bringing back the ousted housewife, Parks.“We’re told she feels that if the network is bringing...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Television, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives of Atlanta, reality TV, Reports, RHOA, RHOA season 12, Rumors


Thursday Thinkpiece: Class Actions in Canada

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Class Actions in Canada: The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice Jasminka Kalajdzic is an associate professor and former associate dean of law at the University of Windsor and has a background in priv...
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Physics of Everday Life

Based on Scott's review, I read through Stephen Pinker's Enlightenment Now. I can't top Scott's exposition of the book, but it is pretty incredible how far humanity has gone when you step back to look at the big picture. One line intrigued me, one that Pinker credits to a book called The Big Picture by Sean Carroll The laws of physics underlying everyday life (that is excluding extreme values of energy and gravitation like black holes, dark matter and the Big Bang) are completely known. Hasn't ...


Opportunity Zone rules seek more capital in distressed areas

The Trump administration Wednesday released rules for a tax break designed to encourage economic development in distressed areas throughout the U.S. by making it easier to invest in businesses and real estate in low-income communities. Wall Street banks, private equity firms, real estate developers and others have been eagerly awaiting the regulations, which the administration said will spur $100 billion of investment into the more than 8,700 areas designated as “opportunity zones” in the 2017 f...
Tags: Business, Housing, Government, Real Estate


“RHOA” Season 12 Cast Rumors: Shamari Demoted, Eva Keeps Her Peach, Kenya & Phaedra May Return

Season 11 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta has wrapped and pre-production for season 12 has already begun. And we know who’s holding onto their peach who just lost theirs!Sources close to production exclusively reveal to Love B. Scott what cast changes are being made for the upcoming season.As expected, the sole OG housewife, NeNe Leakes, remains queen of the series, despite feeling unsupported by her castmates for most of season 11, and “betrayed” by close friend, Cynthia Bailey, in the finale...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Television, Cynthia Bailey, Eva Marcille, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta, reality TV, Reports, RHOA, RHOA season 12


Microsoft Is Jumping Onto the Wireless Earbud Bandwagon, Says Report

According to a report by Brad Sams at Thurrott, Microsoft is going to expand its range of audio hardware with the introduction of a set of wireless earbuds. They will accompany the Surface Headphones, a premium-priced pair of wireless headphones that Microsoft released last year. Ars Technica reports: Microsoft has shipped earbuds before: the Zune media player came with earbuds with a feature that sounds simple but is actually ingenious: the earbuds were magnetic and would stick together back to...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Ars Technica, Morrison, Scott, Jim, Joplin, Brad Sams, Thurrott Microsoft, Janis Sams


Bart Scott shares story of when Bill Belichick big-timed him on AFC Championship day

Bart Scott shares story of when Bill Belichick big-timed him on AFC Championship day originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com It's safe to say Bart Scott isn't a huge fan of Bill Belichick or the New England Patriots. The former NFL linebacker, who played against the Patriots many times over his 11-year career with the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, recently joined Bleacher Report's "The Lefkoe Show" and discussed many different football-related topics, including a story o...
Tags: News, NFL, Cbs, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Patriots, Scott, Bart Scott


Starbucks infuriates customers by changing its rewards program, making it more expensive to get some of the most popular rewards (SBUX)

Starbucks debuted a new rewards program on Tuesday.  The new Starbucks Rewards system offers different rewards for different "star" counts, with some of the most popular foods and beverages requiring customers to spend more before cashing in.  Many customers are furious about the changes, saying that Starbucks is being stingy and threatening to ditch the coffee giant.  Starbucks is facing backlash after making some massive changes to its rewards program. On Tuesday, the coffee giant rolled o...
Tags: Facebook, America, San Francisco, Trends, Starbucks, SBUX, Sam, Taco Bell, Scott, McDonald, Mizuho, Jeremy Scott, Starbucks Rewards, Mizuho Securities, Starbucks Facebook, Stuart Sipahigil


Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired three core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank. TechCrunch spoke to multiple sources familiar with HQ Trivia’s inter...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Video, China, Funding, Tech, Vine, Jeremy, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TechCrunch, Lightspeed


Don’t Let a Killer Pollutant Loose

The Trump administration is moving to ease standards on a particularly deadly air contaminant.
Tags: News, Environment, Air Pollution, Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Lungs, Scott, California Air Resources Board, Pruitt, Donald J, Andrew R, Medicine and Health, Los Angeles (Calif


Rick Scott Accuses Maduro Of Genocide, Suggests U.S. Military ‘Help’ In Venezuela

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Sunday again suggested that the U.S. military “help” in Venezuela, ostensibly to deliver aid to the country as the United States calls for its current leader to step aside. In an interview on CNN, Scott twice accused Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of “genocide.” “Maduro is intentially starving his citizens,” Scott said. “We’ve got to really consider whether we do military… help getting this aid in to save the starving people of Venezuela,” he added. Sen. Rick S...
Tags: News, Russia, United States, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Scott, Maduro, Rick Scott, American Enterprise Institute, Matt Shuham, Rick Scott R FL, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Sen Rick Scott R FL


Final Results of NASA Twins Study Show How Scott Kelly Changed After a Year In Space (slashdot)

The final findings of the NASA Twins Study, which compared 50-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year aboard the International Space Station in 2015, and his identical twin brother, who stayed on Earth, were published in Science. Gizmodo reports: NASA found that Scott Kelly was about as mentally, physically, and genetically healthy as his brother during his trip to space, and that the vast majority of small changes spotted in Scott (relative to himself before the mission) went back to n...
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Gizmodo, Scott Kelly, Scott, Newsweek, BeauHD, Nasa Twins Study


Francesco Molinari in five-way tie for the Masters lead as Tiger Woods revives the roar to move one behind

Scott (15) -7 Molinari (F), Day (F), Koepka (F) -6 D Johnson (F), Harding (F), Oosthuizen (13) -5 Poulter (F), Rahm (12) -4 Kizzire (F), Kuchar (F), Mickelson (F), Howell III (17), Woods (12) -3 Aphibarnrat (F), DeChambeau (F), Thomas (F), Conners (F), Bjerregaard (17), Finau (16) Woodland (13), Schauffele (13). Rain affects Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy dropped shots at 11, Fowler via the water and McIlroy in the bunker. But they smoke their tee shots to within 10ft of the pin at 12.
Tags: News, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Rickie Fowler, Johnson, Thomas, Scott, McIlroy, Fowler, Mickelson, Woodland, Oosthuizen, Bjerregaard, Kuchar, Finau, Francesco Molinari


Life in outer space: NASA studies health changes between astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly

Space travelers in movies may zip around the universe with no ill effects, but in reality we have no idea how humans will react to being in outer space for years on end.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Scott, Mark Kelly


Adam Scott takes a risk and it pays off with Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Adam Scott had a choice to make, and some time to do it. Then he came out of a storm delay to hit the shot of his day. And just like that Scott is in the mix on a star-studded leaderboard as he tries to end a long victory drought and […]
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Tiger Woods looms large at one shot behind five Masters leaders

Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie putt on 15 during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2019, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis ComptonAtlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) Tiger Woods hits from a bunker on the second hole during the second round for the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 12, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Tiger Woods hits a drive on the third hole during th...
Tags: England, Australia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Italy, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, Rickie Fowler, Northern Ireland, Norway, Johnson, Molinari


Atlassian’s Core Values; Bezos’s Letter; CKO; ScaleUpX

Hello ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. If the size of your failures isn’t growing, you’re not going to be inventing at a size that can actually move the needle.   Jeff Bezos, Annual Letter to Shareholders ScaleUpX -- In addition to the 9 top biz authors and CEOs keynoting our ScaleUp Summit May 21 – 22 Atlanta, there are 8 ScaleUpX speakers – als...
Tags: Leadership, Atlanta, Tesla, Harvard, Gm, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Atlassian, Buffett, Mike, Scott, Bezos, JUN, US Steel, HBS, Scott Farquhar


Meet the only NASA astronaut to climb Mount Everest

Scott Parazysnki is the only NASA astronaut who has both flown in space and successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. Parazynski, 57, joined NASA as an astronaut in 1992. He flew on five Space Shuttle missions, and participated in seven spacewalks.  After his first attempt to reach the top of Everest was aborted in 2008 due to a back injury, Parazynski returned the next year, and was successful.  Italian astronaut Maurizio Cheli became the second person to both fly in space and summi...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Nasa, Everest, International Space Station, Middle East, West Africa, Houston, Mount Everest, Scott, Jim, Cape Canaveral Florida, Kennedy Space Center, Maurizio Cheli, Masaya Volcano, Scott Parazynski


Final Results of NASA Twins Study Show How Scott Kelly Changed After a Year In Space

The final findings of the NASA Twins Study, which compared 50-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year aboard the International Space Station in 2015, and his identical twin brother, who stayed on Earth, were published in Science. Gizmodo reports: NASA found that Scott Kelly was about as mentally, physically, and genetically healthy as his brother during his trip to space, and that the vast majority of small changes spotted in Scott (relative to himself before the mission) went back to n...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Gizmodo, Scott Kelly, Scott, Newsweek, Nasa Twins Study


NASA twins study shows how space affects astronauts' bodies

Identical twins Scott and Mark Kelly participated in a study by NASA that compared the long-term effects of space on the human body. Scott spent 340 days in orbit, while Mark stayed back on Earth. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.
Tags: Science, Nbc, Nasa, Earth, Mark, Scott, Mark Kelly, Tom Costello


Twin astronaut study suggests interplanetary travel may not be a health risk

The human body “remains robust and resilient” after almost a year in space, according to a long-term, multi-institutional study of twins, one of whom lived aboard the International Space Station for 340 days while the other remained on Earth. These heartening results remove a potential barrier to crewed interplanetary missions — and just in time for us to start planning them. The study, conducted by NASA and its partners on the American astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, minutely monitored the ...
Tags: Health, Space, Science, Government, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Astronauts, Iss, Scott Kelly, Space Station, Scott, Mark Kelly, Human Research Program


Now Stream This: ‘Destroyer’, ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Lizzie’, ‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’, ‘The Fly’, ‘Between Worlds’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) It’s that time again! Time for more great movies you can stream right now. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a Nicole Kidman cop drama, Kristen Stewart deconstructing the story of Lizzie Borden, a quiet horror film, Nicolas Cage going full Cage, some disturbing body horror, a hilarious documentary, and more! These are the best movies ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Geena Davis, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Sports, Jerusalem, Nicole Kidman, David Cronenberg, Davis, Manhattan


NASA's 'Twins Study,' landmark research for an eventual Mars mission

A NASA study of a US astronaut who spent a year in space while his twin brother remained on Earth is providing valuable insights into the effects of extended spaceflight on the human body, a key to planning a future manned mission to Mars, researchers said Thursday. US astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station while his identical twin Mark Kelly, also a former NASA astronaut, stayed on the ground. The researchers who carried out the "NASA Twins Study" found that mos...
Tags: Science, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Scott Kelly, Scott, Mark Kelly


A Charity Accepts Uber Stock as Donations. Then Uses It to Pay Staff Bonuses. Is That O.K.?

Entrepreneurs who own stakes in private companies can donate some of their equity to Charity: water. The proceeds will eventually be paid out to the nonprofit’s employees.
Tags: News, Africa, Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organizations, Scott, Harrison, Uber Technologies Inc, Charity: Water, Third World and Developing Countries, WeWork Companies Inc


Life in outer space: NASA studies health changes between astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly

Space travelers in movies may zip around the universe with no ill effects, but in reality we have no idea how humans will react to being in outer space for years on end.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nasa, Usa Today, Scott, Mark Kelly