Fan comic take on Batman and the Joker's last dance. A bit bloody and violent, but worth a quick read if your a Batman fan.

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Decent article on Ars Technica about what I'm doing now - an iPhone user using a Nexus 5. I hope to write a few words about this in the weeks to come. But the (pain) points about the process is well covered in the linked article.

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Of 381 college admissions officers who answered a Kaplan telephone questionnaire this year, 31 percent said they had visited an applicant’s Facebook or other personal social media page to learn more about them — a five-percentage-point increase from last year. More crucially for those trying to get into college, 30 percent of the admissions officers said they had discovered information online that had negatively affected an applicant’s prospects.

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It must be a slow news day. But seriously, why would you eat at either of these place since you other burger joint choices? Though the fries and Mighty Wings are pretty good at McDonald's.

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Great service, but now it is (will) be gone. I did pay for the year, so I was supporting the product and service. It makes me wonder, will Loom be ok?

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The new X-Men trailer is something to see. It looks like a good movie, but trailers can be deceiving. I hope they don't mess up this great comic book storyline when translating it for the big screen.

Entertainment Weekly does a nice breakdown on the trailer as well.

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Sherlock will return to PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. That means the show will air back-to-back for the first time with that other hugely popular and influential Brit import, Downton Abbey (which returns Jan. 5).

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But there’s a big difference between not eating GMOs and not getting a vaccine. If I don’t eat a corn chip at my local taqueria because I have doubts about the lack of research on GMOs and believe it’s because science and the government are in Monsanto’s pocket, I’m not going to put my dining companions at risk of disease. But if I decide not to vaccinate my kid, I make him a potential carrier. He may be able to fight off measles, mumps, rubella, and other illnesses — but what if he spreads a disease to somebody who, for whatever reason, isn’t so lucky?

I stand on the side of getting your child vaccinated. But it is a personal choice. Try to make an informed choice, ok?

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In the 530-plus years since he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the Renaissance artist’s famous frescoes have been dealt a fair share of abuse. They’re dusty, they’re dirty, and they’re constantly being damaged by humidity, carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Now, the head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, is warning that, if new air conditioning and air purifying systems that are being installed at the facility don’t significantly cut the pollution levels in the chapel, he will have no choice but to limit the number of tourists who visit the site.

Seeing the Sistine Chapel is on my bucketlist. I hope I have a chance to see it some day.

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I love the time Farrah and I spent in Bath, London, and Paris. This video covers areas in Bath. It makes me want to go back again. Click the image to play the video.

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Photo exclusive on MercuryNews.com. The last photo of the model gives the campus some scale against Highway 280, which I think is toward the front. All I have to say is wow!

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I recently watched the original Oldboy by Chan-wook Park on Netflix. When it first came out for rent, I tried to watch it several times, only making it halfway through the film each time. It wasn't the plot or the violence that stopped me from completing the movie. It was simply I had no interest in finishing the film. 

But having watch the whole movie recently I was blown away the the twist-and-turns. It's an intense vengeful movie. I am hoping the Spike Lee version doesn't pull any punches from the original, or go too far off the plot - just enough to make it standalone as a separate film.

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