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  • 'French photojournalist Guillaume Herbaut spent some time with an unusual and tough group of 150 Ukrainian women who call themselves “Asgarda.” These women live in the Carpathian Mountains and follow a rigorous routine of fighting and boxing, often with medieval weaponry.'

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  • Steven Johnson complains about the deterministic nature of Candy Land and Battleship's buckshot randomness. Some interesting comments follow, defending these games as tools for learning about gameplaying and rule-bounded socializing.
  • What's the word for staging something goofy purely for the benefit of the Google Maps Van?

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