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What a fucking idiot... and giving his vk profile... shiiit... that's beyond bad.
@Rebel good, good, you are now counted as participant.
Well, alright. From the responses I saw, here are the participants for now:
I hope I haven't forgot anyone. @Rebel still haven't registered on Lichess site. He has time until we start to do so and be included in the list of participants.
Now, I will also state some rules. First of all, deadline for signing up is June 17th. You have until that day to declare your desire to participate and register on lichess.org if you haven't already. And you are in.
Second of all. Number of players is just slightly above 16, which is very much not optimal for elimination match. I will use randomized brackets to decide the order of matches, but it goes without saying, that some will have to fight more battles than others. I do apologize, but it's just how things are.
Next, and this one is important. Tournament will be separated into rounds. Each participant will know their opponent during the tournament, and it will be up to them to find each other and schedule a fight. Now, here's what's different: this time around every round will last 7 days. Yes, whole week, meaning the tournament will last a bit over the month, and won't be that active, really. However, I am making that decision to allow everyone a chance to play, even those who have work to do - every round will have weekends, when you can play. I hope.
Other than that - rules stay the same as on the first tournament, and you can read them in the first post of this thread. You are welcome to point out anything I might have missed.
With all that being said, on Friday 17th (evening time) I will post brackets, and 18th will be the start of the tournament. Get ready, practice, read chess magazines, do whatever you want to prepare for the upcoming battle!
And have fun. It's a fun game, enjoy it!
Hmmm... I would say, personal branding is definitely something that is very real. Heck, I myself am into that. it provides some easy hooks for when you don't yet know a person. It's a way to remember something about them. Sort of mnemonics, really. In time you may know that person better, and figure out how much of a distinct personality he is (yeah, right...) Or maybe you would never get to know him/her, and always would remember them as a person with weird shoes.
What's more, I can tell for a fact, personal branding is a thing that definitely works for me, even though I don't specifically work on it. However, for example, I always wear black, or at least very dark clothing, but I don't look like a metal fan or goth or any of the retards trying to make the color into their own personal style. I just wear it. So people are fast to associate me with that color.
Oh, and actually, as if it happened just so I could write about it here... Yesterday my coworkers discovered that I always carry a Swiss army knife with me. And it's not a weapon, obviously, but the key word is knife, after all, so I have a feeling that may turn into my next brand for some of them now, adding a hint of danger to someone who is already "black". We'll see what that will lead to...
Anyways, I would say that personal branding is certainly something to consider even if you aren't the one to try and more some sort of branding for yourself. It's also not something to fight - it's in human nature to put simple labels on stuffs, because it really helps to sort world out into simple bits.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
You can immediately read about it here on Wikipedia. US diplomatic representative and CIA compound got hit by Libyan militants, which ended in some deaths.
Now, you know, I dislike US and their foreign policy. I mean, if you don't want to get shot - stop trying to fuck over other countries. And events of the movie are kinda tied into that... However, there are a few things going for this picture. First of all, the events here are very narrow. We aren't really given much patriotic crap before we go to the main even which is just one long night full of gunfire and murder. Second of all, this is Michael Bay movie. You know you have to watch it just for action. And lastly - action is really good. I mean, people getting literally mown down by the machineguns... Good stuff.
So, how true? Yeah, let's look at the usual site. So, there it says that quite a lot of details about the assault were true. Also it says about some controversy about ambassador's death, and also about names of some people not getting revealed for reasons of safety. Also, I actually enjoyed the general feel of the city they had there - with people calmly watching football on TV while there's assault going on few blocks away. It really gets that fucked up in some of the war-torn countries, and it adds weird realism to the movie, too.
Bump. Updated the first post with "Hail, Caesar" movie.
@Wolfangle nah, I will just get it later. I am not much for playing demos.
This looks curious. Will give it a try when it releases.
@Rebel register on site
Because you are a fucking retard.