My friend who was also a DA virgin is absolutely loving it. You don't necessarily need to read the lore to get into the game. The combat is fun, the story is great, and it's a good jumping in point since you begin a new character each game: A Grey Warden in DA:O, a down-on-her-luck refugee in DA2, and a minor noble in… » 11/24/14 7:17pm Monday 7:17pm

I was surprised to see no mention of in this article. It gives context to the last paragraph about exiting China. A lot of the stuff that Amazon does as core services is covered there already. Moreover, Alibaba is looking outside of China now. They just had their IPO and they are eyeing the states. I'm not… » 10/25/14 10:04pm 10/25/14 10:04pm

Asking questions in that instance is almost always better. There is no one who is going to love "I think you're wrong" but it's really tough to object to "Help me understand..." or "Can you clarify this piece..." There's sometimes a strange pressure for women to adopt a rude and ineffective level of directness to show… » 10/17/14 8:09am 10/17/14 8:09am

The book was really tough to get through. I had to give it two or three tries. By the time I got halfway through, I was like, "Whoa, holy shit!" I knew they were both basic, terrible people but then to find out just how bat-shit crazy Amy really was? That was a new level of fucked up. I know lots of people didn't love… » 10/05/14 8:57pm 10/05/14 8:57pm