Google’s ‘Ingress’ and ‘Endgame': What’s next?

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#Ingress #AncSoc #Endgame
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Originally posted on Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times:

Lord Ogre — that’s not his real name — wanted to lose weight, so he started playing “Ingress.”

Silussa — not her real name — wanted to better know Chicago after relocating from Portland, so she started playing “Ingress.”

The view of downtown Pasadena, as seen via "Ingress." (Niantic Labs) The view of downtown Pasadena, as seen via “Ingress.” (Niantic Labs)

They were just two of the approximately 2,000 attendees who descended upon downtown Pasadena on Saturday for an “Ingress” meet-up. “Ingress” is a game-meets-social-experiment from Google, one in which players battle for the virtual control of real-world spaces such as a church, a mural or a Metro stop. A mobile phone becomes a sort of interactive game board, pinpointing a players’ real-world location and overlaying it with a game of alien warfare.

“It’s like Risk,” said Andrew Krug, who flew in for the gathering from the Washington, D.C., area. “Except in real life.”

For Google, “Ingress,” born in the technology giant’s Niantic…

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The Battle of the Tooth Worm

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One of the many amazing things I’ve read this morning…

Originally posted on The Chirurgeon's Apprentice:

_toothwormI come across a lot of strange objects in my research: books bound in human skin, prosthetic noses made of silver, iron coffins with safety devices to prevent premature burial. But perhaps one of the strangest objects I’ve seen is the one pictured on the left.

This is a depiction of the infamous tooth worm believed by many people in the past to bore holes in human teeth and cause toothaches.  But before I tell you about this fascinating piece of art, let me give you a quick lesson in dental folklore.

Tooth worms have a long history, first appearing in a Sumerian text around 5,000 BC. References to tooth worms can be found in China, Egypt and India long before the belief finally takes root (pun intended) into Western Europe in the 8th century. [1]

Treatment of tooth worms varied depending on the severity of the patient’s…

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Week of the Omni Buses: “Tokyo” and “Tickets”

Originally posted on IAKEIJ:

Omni Bus movies are not always the easiest thing to watch (and make). People think of it as three (typically) short films under a coherent umbrella. They bounce off each other, they are use against each other, and they balance each other. “Tokyo” and “Tickets” can be described as well made films, as expected of the prolific directors invited to take part in the projects.

“Tokyo” is a three segment omni bus by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho. Coming into the movie, Ive only known the works of Michel (Music Videos, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep) and Bong (Memoirs of a Murder, The Host). The umbrella that covered the three segments is obvious – Tokyo; how three foreign directors interprete the city. More than just the physical city, I find “Tokyo” very specific about the kind of psychological state of the people, which I…

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IN MEMORIAM: To dearest Ajaybhai – my blogging angel

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sat chit ananda.
namaste.

Originally posted on HalfEatenMind:

(c) Ajay Mody {Ajaytao}

It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that we mourn the passing away of Ajay Mody, also known as Ajaytao, blogger of “Ajaytao2010” and the “Ajaytao Botanical Photography” blogs. He left this world on the 10th August 2014 after a short illness at his home in Mumbai, India.

Ajay was an incredible blogger,  a great friend and a proud Mumbaikar. I was humbled, yet reassured, by his kind and spiritual take on life. His imagery was moving and beautiful. He loved nature, loved children and loved life. He has been a great blogger and a firmly loyal friend to many of us.

United by a common knowledge of Gujarati language and our love for blogging, I first encountered Ajay in April 2013 after I stumbled across his blog, possibly after he had visited one of my articles and liked them. The simple imagery of flowers…

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EMERGENCY TRAGIC MURDER IN FAMILY..PLEASE READ

Originally posted on AnHonestDayOrTwo:

Please read Tweet Reblog share comment…anything to help.

As some of you may know my husbands sister Jen was tragically murdered earlier  this week. Ryan, my husband aka Liquid Poet moved down here(houston,tx) a little over a year ago(from Bridgeton, New Jersey) to marry me…we have not yet been able to visit his family..while we make decent money and are hard workers…my medical expenses don’t allow us funds for instances such as these.

We desparately need to get to New Jersey by Saturday morning for Jens funeral….this is a heart breaking situation in all aspects…if you could or would…only if you are able..please help us out financially by donating a little to our PAYPAL account….you can click the paypal link back there or this one:

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

The paypal  account is under my email:

didi.hagar@gmail.com

or if you prefer you can transfer money( however much big or small will help and…

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EMERGENCY TRAGIC MURDER IN FAMILY..PLEASE READ

Please read Tweet Reblog share comment…anything to help.

As some of you may know my husbands sister Jen was tragically murdered earlier  this week. Ryan, my husband aka Liquid Poet moved down here(houston,tx) a little over a year ago(from Bridgeton, New Jersey) to marry me…we have not yet been able to visit his family..while we make decent money and are hard workers…my medical expenses don’t allow us funds for instances such as these.

We desparately need to get to New Jersey by Saturday morning for Jens funeral….this is a heart breaking situation in all aspects…if you could or would…only if you are able..please help us out financially by donating a little to our PAYPAL account….you can click the paypal link back there or this one:

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

 

The paypal  account is under my email:

didi.hagar@gmail.com

or if you prefer you can transfer money( however much big or small will help and we will gladly repay you in any way you like…within legal/moral limits:)) to our

BANK OFAMERICA account

The account is under Deirdre Virgillo and Ryan Virgillo

If you wouldlike to help us via Bank of America pls email me at didi.hagar@gmail.com or text at 832-707-9300

Anything you can do we would begrateful for andwill repay you in any way of yourchoosing…we wouldnever ask unless it was absolutely necessary…please help us make thefuneral..itis crushingmy heart seeing my husband so distraught,tragically sad,numb , angry and confused all at the same time…we love each other dearly…and we love all of you…love heals….Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read and sharethis post …you are inour gratitude meditations list for eternity

“JUNKYARDMAJESTY” – Wp Family and Beyond -We kindly ask for your support!

Hi family, 

My husband Liquid Poet has written a novel titled “Junkyard Majesty”…We have started a campaign on Kickstarter to get it published….Please support us in this venture..If you can pledge a dollar ONE DOLLAR that would be awesome! In return we pledge to support you if you have or decide in the future to run a campaign.

 

Here is the link to our project…check out the rewards tier!

Junkyard Majesty

 

All of our love, respect and grattitude!

-seablackwithink and Liquid Poet

"Take that leap…or die trying."…Jason Silva

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