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Xur sells gjallarhorn and Destiny players lose it.
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Maybe you know what most of the words mean in that headline and maybe you don't. Either way, you should know today is a big day for a small selection of video game players.

For the first time since shortly after the launch of Destiny, Xûr, the mysterious Agent of the Nine who appears in different parts of the social areas every weekend to hock rare exotic wares, is selling the most powerful weapon in the game: Gjallarhorn.

Gjallarahorn (or Ballerhorn as it is colloquially known) is a rocket launcher and in the Bungie-developed shooter that's basically an MMO, it's really helpful to have something so powerful when bosses can take a while to beat.

The reason this is something of a bigger deal is because Gjallarhorn was a very elusive drop that became something of a necessity for seasoned players who ventured into Destiny's repetitive but rewarding grind day after day. For many unlucky people (myself included), the random number generator-based loot drop system employed by Bungie never gave up the Gjallarhorn goods. But today and through this weekend, they can purchase it with dignity.

It's a big deal. Hell, even Forbes wrote about it because who knows what their focus is anymore.

The Internet's reaction to this has been pretty fantastic. It was even trending on Twitter throughout America.



But the best reaction has been from the Destiny subreddit.

Mods there declared it a free-for-all holiday with a post entitled, "ATTENTION ALL GUARDIANS: TODAY, AUGUST 14TH, HAS BEEN DECLARED AN OFFICIAL /R/DESTINYTHEGAME HOLIDAY. IN THE SPIRIT OF "GJALLARHORN FREEDOM WOLFPACK PEW PEW BOOM DAY" THE MODS ARE BASICALLY DOING NOTHING. SH*TPOSTS, REPOSTS, NO-EFFORT, CLICKBAIT POSTS WITH MEMES ARE NOW ENCOURAGED."

All users on the site have been given Gjallarhorn flair next to their posts.



The banner image has been done up for the holiday.



And even the cursor has been turned into a Gjallarhorn for maximum celebration.

So if you're one of the unfortunate masses who have never heard the sweet destruction from a Gjallarhorn muzzle, head over to the tower, give Xûr 17 Strange Coins and buy one for yourself.



Ronda Rousey, the defending UFC Bantamweight Champion, did an AMA on Reddit Aug. 10.

There, the all-around cool person, opened up about fighting, her unabashed nerdiness and life stuff.

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Ask Stephen Hawking your questions on artificial intelligence.
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Stephen Hawking will come to Reddit's r/science next week for his first ever AMA and he has a specific topic in mind.

It may not be entirely an 'Ask Me Anything' as Prof. Hawking wants to field questions dealing with artificial intelligence and the hurdles that we face as a species as technology moves forward in the field.

According to CNET:

Typically, a Reddit AMA is live as people throw questions at the subject, and the person tries to keep up with the barrage by responding as best as possible. But for Hawking's AMA, you'll present the questions ahead of time, and he'll answer them over the following weeks.

Specifically, you can submit your questions starting Monday July 27 at 8am ET through Tuesday, August 4, at reddit.com/r/science, and Hawking will respond over the next few weeks. Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, uses a computer to communicate. So the delayed format will allow him the time necessary to answer questions."



Hawking joined Elon Musk and other notable industry figures earlier this year in an open letter to promote studying the possible dangers of AI research and how to avoid them.

In his first AMA, Hawking surely wants to continue that conversation.

But of course, someone will ask him about his favorite sandwich.


You can tell from Cumberbatch's face that he'd rather be at home than participating in this elaborate trust fall, but the folks in the Photoshopbattles subreddit knew there was a multitude of activities he'd prefer. Fortunately, they went to town on this behind the scenes image from the set of Sherlock.

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