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"Ultimate Escape Room: IF City"

I don't have much to say about this. It's a good puzzlefest, and you'll need to remember your LOOK UNDER and SEARCH verbs.

🇬🇧 A friend of mine is a barista in Moscow.

She knows everyone on TV by their coffee orders.

🇷🇺 Одна моя подруга работает баристой в Москве. Знает всех людей в телеке по их любимому кофе.

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In the US, legal case names in federal civil forfeitures are formulated thus: "United States v. <item being seized>".

This leads to some entertaining case titles. Particularly well-known are "United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins" and "United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls".

🇬🇧 I heard you like ballet, so here's the Boston Nutcracker ballet bear

🇷🇺 Медведь из балета «Щелкунчик» в Бостоне

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Humble Bundle has been acquired by media IGN


Now they can promote the games they are selling and sell the games they are promoting better. The only part of the circle left is making games.

I have a problem with Star Wars franchise: it's been telling the same story for decades.

Same characters in prequels/sequels/asidequels, comics/books/movies/games… Everything that appears puts a new spin on the same story of Death Star. I don't even care canon or not by this point.

Contrast with The Old Republic line, where they take the *idea* of SW and don't leech off the characters.

Star Trek is a bit better but there still is some obsession with TOS.


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Windows phone is officially dead now

Forgetting for a second that I would like to see a FOSS mobile operating system as an alternative anyway, this development is kind of sad because the market loses a competitor and we are left with a duopoly for now


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🇷🇺 Сменил логику трансляций IFHub.club в Telegram и Mastodon:

- Теперь трансляции идут в формате plaintext, а не Markdown. Картинки всё так же вырезаются.
- Если до тега <cut> описание слишком короткое (меньше 50 символов без картинок), то будет репоститься начало текста самой статьи
- Текст трансляции - не более 500 символов, считая заголовок и ссылку

Трансляция в IDEC теперь будет полнотекстовой.
Адреса трансляций: t.me/ifhub и botsin.space/@ifhub

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News from birdsite: apparently there's a markov tamagotchi now, made by @chordbug@twitter.com (no idea is she on Mastodon)

🎮 foldr.moe/wordpet/
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The VK.com social network put a price on all its music. To listen on a mobile, you have to pay $2 per month. Free listening is restricted to 1 hour 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲.

That's not the end of it. Many indie artists upload their music to VK - free, CC-BY music. And the network still puts the same price on it.

Mail.ru (my.com) company is sure greedy.

good night and have fun playing

okay, poll time: weekly IF roundups in English, yea or nay? (probably on en.oreolek.ru/ because i don't have other sites ready)
You can see past ones on ifhub.club/blog/ifnews/

Finally finished watching the first Madoka Magica movie. Had to get Vika and Shakespeare for warm cuddles because OH GOD IT'S SO DEPRESSING SO GOOD WAAAH


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