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Daily Deal - Brigador: Up-Armored Edition, 35% Off

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Today's Deal: Save 35% on Brigador: Up-Armored Edition!*

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Ferdinand
855 days ago
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I have this key. Should play this.
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Added RSS feed,

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Aded an RSS feed in response to requests.
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2341 days ago
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Yeah!
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Organize your subscriptions with the new Organizer

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The beauty of NewsBlur is that you can start off with only a handful of subscriptions and naturally work your way up. This is actually the reason that free accounts cut off at 64 sites. When I started building NewsBlur in 2009 I only subscribed to 42 sites. Nowadays it’s closer to 200 sites.

Because NewsBlur makes it so easy to pare down individual stories with the intelligence trainer, you can follow more blogs without feeling overwhelmed. But that also leads to oversubscribing to sites that just don’t publish anymore. Or even subscribing to sites that publish too often.

Launching today is the Organizer. This organizer helps you identify sites that may be posting too much or too little and then gives you the power to move and delete them all at once. Sure, you can do this one-by-one, but that takes time, and only in the new Organizer is everything right in front of you.

You can sort sites, both in and out of your folders, with the following orders:

  • By name
  • By number of subscribers
  • By frequency of updates (stories per day)
  • By last story posted
  • By the number of times you’ve opened the site

You can multi-select sites and move/delete them in one single batch edit. You can even move a bunch of sites to a new folder that you can create right in the Organizer. This makes moving sites around so much easier. You can even click on the folder title to select every site underneath that folder.

Try out the new Organizer and let me know how it works. And go hog wild because you will be emailed a backup of your sites after you move or delete anything. You will only be emailed a backup a max of once per day, as to not overwhelm you when you’re making a bunch of edits.

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Ferdinand
2520 days ago
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Awesome!
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2521 days ago
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kyounger
2520 days ago
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yay.
laza
2520 days ago
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Nice! :)
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bjtitus
2521 days ago
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Great new feature! This should help me clean up subscriptions a bit
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publicenergy
2521 days ago
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Very nicely done.
Nottinghamshire, UK
ecaldwell
2521 days ago
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Love the amount of metadata this tool provides.
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adamgurri
2521 days ago
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Very nice. Probably going to make use of this very soon.
New York, NY
pablooo
2521 days ago
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Woot! Thx!
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Brstrk
2521 days ago
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Trying it now. Thank you. Just... just thank you.

How to parent like a mad scientist

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Parentology

This may be the strangest parenting book I've ever come across: Parentology by Dalton Conley, a sociologist at NYU. In an interview with Freakonomics, Conley explains what makes his parenting approach so unconventional:

As an immigrant society with no common culture, we Americans have always made things up as we go -- be it baseball, jazz or the Internet. Parenting is no different, whether we admit it or not. If we want to keep producing innovative kids who can succeed in today's global economy, we should be constantly experimenting on them.

For example, I read the latest research on allergies and T-cell response and then intentionally exposed my kids to raw sewage (in small doses, of course) to build up their immune systems. I bribed them to do math thanks to an experiment involving Mexican villagers that demonstrated the effectiveness of monetary incentives for schooling outcomes. I perused a classic study suggesting that confidence-boosting placebos improved kids' actual cognitive development, fed my kids vitamins before an exam, told them that they were amphetamines -- and watched their scores soar.

And in this excerpt of the book from Salon, Conley explains why he and his wife named their kids E and Yo.

Unlike having fewer kids, birthing them in the Northern Hemisphere during October of a year when not many others are having kids, avoiding the mercury in fish (while still getting enough omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids), and being rich, well-educated, and handsome to boot, there is one thing you can bequeath your kids that is entirely within your control. I'm talking about selecting their names. We may not control what race or gender we bequeath our offspring (unless, of course, we are utilizing a sperm bank in the Empire State Building for IVF), but we do have say over their names. If you play it safe with Bill or Lisa, it probably means your kids will be marginally more likely to avoid risk, too. If you're like us and name them E or Yo, they are likely to grow up into weirdoes like their parents-or at least not work in middle management.

Early studies on names claimed that folks with strange ones were overrepresented in prisons and mental hospitals. But the more recent (and in my professional opinion, better) research actually comes to the opposite conclusion: Having a weird name makes you more likely to have impulse control since you get lots of practice biting your tongue when bigger, stronger, older kids make fun of you in the schoolyard. This study makes me happy, given the growing scientific literature around the extreme importance of impulse control and its close cousin, delayed gratification. These two, some argue, are even more important than raw IQ in predicting socioeconomic success, marital stability, and even staying out of prison.

Tags: books   Dalton Conley   parenting   Parentology
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Ferdinand
2747 days ago
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Parentology should be compared to Scientology because they have the same amount of science behind them.
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2746 days ago
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jeterhere
2749 days ago
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How true :)
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sredfern
2751 days ago
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ITT economists raise children.
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satadru
2752 days ago
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what?
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FEZ SELLS A MILLION

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ONE_MILLION_SMALL

FEZ has now sold over a million unit across all platforms.

That’s right, a cool mil!

And we couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you for buying the game!

Thank you for stealing it!

Thank you for telling your friends about it!

Thank you for buying it again when it came out on PC!

Thank you for boycotting it so well!

Thank you for putting up with the bullshit!

Thank you for all your love letters, fan art, cosplays and freakin’ tattoos you got, you crazy bastards!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

THANKS A MILLION!

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Ferdinand
2915 days ago
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Maybe next time play nice with other platforms like PC instead of clinging to your chosen platform like a fanboy.
polpo
2915 days ago
They're pretty much on the record that their Microsoft exclusivity was a big mistake.
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The NewsBlur iPhone and iPad app meets iOS 7

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Apple’s latest operating system for iOS is a departure from their old aesthetic. So I’ve decided to give the NewsBlur iOS app a slightly new look. But even more than how the app looks is how the app works. Tons of new features made it into this mega-release.

  • Entire interface interfacer has been redesigned for iOS 7.
  • Gestures galore: mark stories as read/unread, save stories, mark feeds as read, train feeds.
  • Long press a feed or folder to choose a mark as read date: 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, 14 days. Works offline, too!
  • Long press a story title to send it to a third-party read later service.
  • New view layout for iPad: move story titles to the bottom in portrait.
  • Significantly improved scrolling speeds on the feed list and story list.
  • You can now unread stories that were read while offline.
  • Faster marking of folders as read.
  • Fixed numerous bugs related to reading stories while offline.

The iPad app also has a new view for extra-wide reading while in portrait orientation.

I hope you enjoy this latest update. And stay tuned for the next update coming soon which will include even more iOS 7 features: Dynamic Text Size and Background Updates. The NewsBlur iOS app is and will always be free.

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Ferdinand
2957 days ago
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Why does it seem the number 2 mobile platform gets the most love?
webreaper
2956 days ago
Maybe because with GrazeRSS, Android already has the best offline Newsblur client? ;-)
WebWrangler
2956 days ago
Just because more people use android doesn't mean more NewsBlur customers use android.
peelman
2956 days ago
Why is it whenever an android user opens his or her mouth I see the comic book guy from The Simpsons...
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sjk
2956 days ago
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Looking forward to similar improvements to the Android tablet version.
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roskosmos
2957 days ago
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Best gets better
csharptest
2957 days ago
Unless you are still using iOS 6, then it nags you to upgrade every time you fetch stories. Just don't bother clicking 'Upgrade' because the new app requires iOS 7.
samuel
2956 days ago
It shouldn't ask you to update if you're on iOS 6.
csharptest
2956 days ago
@sam, agreed it "shouldn't", but yet it continues without a care for my thoughts on what it should or should not do.
analogue
2957 days ago
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Offline improvements are always good to take !
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maise
2957 days ago
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Gestures will be really nice.
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