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Micah
That moment at retailer when you just need a USB printer cable but almost buy a laser printer because it's only $35 more. smh
We have 2 printers here because it was cheaper to get a new printer, than buy the ink cartridges for it. - Anika
Did it come with a USB cable? - Ken Morley
A wireless printer might be cheaper than that. - Rodfather
Wireless printers are great, unless you're working on a stupid corporate/institutional network. I had a nano-router set up in Thing 1's room at college, with her printer and everything else working fine on it. Then, they reset all of their DNS/IP settings about halfway through the semester, and everything stopped working. I ended up having to send her a USB cable just so you could use her printer again (there's no way to sign the printer onto their network wirelessly). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Also, I've found this same phenomenon with inkjet printers. It often costs less/about the same to buy a whole new inkjet printer than it does to buy replacement ink cartridges for the stupid thing. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I've heard they only half-fill the ink cartridges that are included with the new printers … - Amit Patel
Andrew C (✔)
Here's the real reason North Korea hacked Sony. It has nothing to do with The Interview. - http://www.vox.com/2014...
"The first reason is to appear crazy and dangerous, so as to deter North Korea's far stronger enemies from doing anything against the country. Kim Jong Un isn't stupid: he knows that his weak, impoverished state is much weaker than the US and South Korea and Japan, all of whom would just love to see his government collapse. North Korea can only deter those enemies by being more threatening and dangerous; it will never be stronger, so it has to be crazier instead, always more willing to escalate. " - Andrew C (✔)
"The second reason that North Korea does this is to keep the Korean peninsula perpetually locked in a state of high-tension and low-boil conflict, which is essential for North Korean domestic propaganda and for keeping out would-be foreign meddlers like the United States." - Andrew C (✔)
"The third reason is that Kim Jong Un believes he needs to keep the Korean peninsula in a state of perpetual tension and conflict to maintain his government's own physical security." - Andrew C (✔)
Over. At Gawked, the pushback to "Korean hackers". A Lot of Smart People Think North Korea Didn't Hack Sony http://gawker.com/a-lot-o... - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
RT @harikondabolu: I recently used the phrase "surf the web" in front of someone under 20. Their look of confusion WILL HAUNT ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Take the on ramp to cyberspace. - Joe
Andrew C (✔)
Whenever I type "Mississippi" or "narcissistic", I want to just type "iss" a few dozen more times than either word needs.
I'm like that, but with bananananana. - Jennifer Dittrich
So the first thing that came to mind was how David Allan Grier pronounced "breasts" on "In Living Color"…. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Mine is the 'sti' in "Statististic. - Anika
Andrew C (✔)
RT @seanoneal: Me: Hey Facebook can someone help me with something? [my jerk friends try out their comedy routines in comments] Me: cool, life well spent
Pretty much. - Hookuh Tinypants
Jandy
So if anyone could be "The Special" if they believed, why couldn't Wyldstyle have been The Special? #TheLegoMovie
She seemed pretty focused on 'finding the piece of resistance' as a requirement, so she ultimately didn't believe --- until she did! When she's touting Freedom Friday, I think she is The Special, or at least channeling how that works, and passing it on. - Jennifer Dittrich
Cause the young boy who was the protagonist saw himself as Emmet. - Johnny from iPhone
I viewed it as a quest - the most ordinary (generic) became the hero by conclusion - WarLord
It's also EVERYONE could become the special. Since the singular position was basically a fictional creation, the moral is every person can be special if they believe. Emmet and Wyldstyle could be The Special at the same time. - Johnny from iPhone
That's part of why I think she was, once she really bought into the idea that anyone could create, even with seemingly useless plans. - Jennifer Dittrich
The vibe I got was (to carry quest metaphor) that Wyldstyle was the mentor warrior to help train the ordinary in his journey to become the Special. A nice subversive turnaround of smart girl rescuing inept boy. Not that any of this prevents Wyldchyld from being The special either - WarLord
Right, but ultimately Wyldstyle is still the mentor/supporter to Emmett's journey, rather than the center of her own journey. - Jandy
It's a quest nobody goes on a quest alone She thought she knew what she was looking for, he did not know but both of them found something - WarLord
OK. In the strict sense of the narrative of the movie: "Cause the young boy who was the protagonist saw himself as Emmet." It's the story of a young boy's relationship with his father told from the son's perspective through LEGO. Simple as that. In the sense of the wider LEGO Movie universe, she can and is The Special in so much that everyone can and is The Special. - Johnny
So why does the protagonist have to be a young boy? It could've just as easily been a young girl. - Jandy
I remember reading this a while back and it mentions Wyldstyle: We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome - The Dissolve - 2014 June 16 https://thedissolve.com/feature... - Victor Ganata
This is about Valka from "How to Train Your Dragon 2" but it seems to apply equally: "She’s wise. She’s principled. She’s joyous. She’s divided. She’s damaged. She’s vulnerable. She’s something female characters so often aren’t in action/adventure films with male protagonists: She’s interesting. Too bad the story gives her absolutely nothing to do." - Victor Ganata
"And Valka’s type—the Strong Female Character With Nothing To Do—is becoming more and more common. The Lego Movie is the year’s other most egregious and frustrating example. It introduces its female lead, Elizabeth Banks’ Wyldstyle, as a beautiful, super-powered, super-smart, ultra-confident heroine who’s appalled by how dumb and hapless protagonist Emmet is. Then the rest of the movie laughs at her and marginalizes her as she turns into a sullen, disapproving nag and a wet blanket." - Victor Ganata
"For the ordinary dude to be triumphant, the Strong Female Character has to entirely disappear into Subservient Trophy Character mode. This is Trinity Syndrome à la The Matrix: the hugely capable woman who never once becomes as independent, significant, and exciting as she is in her introductory scene." - Victor Ganata
"So maybe all the questions can boil down to this: Looking at a so-called Strong Female Character, would you—the writer, the director, the actor, the viewer—want to be her? Not want to prove you’re better than her, or to have her praise you or acknowledge your superiority. Action movies are all about wish-fulfillment. Does she fulfill any wishes for herself, rather than for other characters?" - Victor Ganata
I am the Spartacus Special. So am I. And so am I. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Victor, I remember that article - it was a really good one. We've gotten to the point where we're getting well-written, interesting women in mainstream movies, but they're still rarely the center of their own stories. I liked The Lego Movie overall - it's really clever and has a ton of really well-written jokes/references - but a young girl watching it learns that boys, however... more... - Jandy
In terms of LEGO, Emmet's face design is the standard mass produced model. Some sets get minifigs with variations on the face but in the LEGO City realm, that is the most generic face. He was the most ordinary face in the crowd. No adornments or special clothes. Your basic basic model. - Johnny from iPhone
Petty LaBelle
RT @dopegirlfresh: RT @Gawker: A Fox affiliate in Baltimore was caught faking a "kill a cop" protest. http://gaw.kr/qZNXLV6
RT @dopegirlfresh: RT @Gawker: A Fox affiliate in Baltimore was caught faking a "kill a cop" protest. http://gaw.kr/qZNXLV6
That's fucked up. Lower than low. - Rodfather
The producer probably has a bright future with FOX then. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
If you can't say anything nice, subtweet it.
Joe
Joe
I have always been fascinated by prime numbers. This is an interesting development. http://www.wired.com/2014...
I have always been fascinated by prime numbers. This is an interesting development. http://www.wired.com/2014/12/mathematicians-make-major-discovery-prime-numbers/
Stephen Mack
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Many happy returns on this anniversary of your birth! - Me
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Happy birthday! - Victor Ganata
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HB & SUWGOMH WOH! - Louis Gray
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Thank you, my lovely FFers! I had a fantastic birthday weekend :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew C (✔)
RT @fstonenyt: 3. In 1997, police officers distributed fliers demanding that Mayor Giuliani be refused admittance to their funerals. http://nyti.ms/1GOUe90
RT @fstonenyt: 3. In 1997, police officers distributed fliers demanding that Mayor Giuliani be refused admittance to their funerals. http://nyti.ms/1GOUe90
Andrew C (✔)
RT @fstonenyt: 4. The PBA ran ads against Bloomberg and threatened to picket the Republican National Convention in 2004. http://nyti.ms/1wWiin9
RT @fstonenyt: 4. The PBA ran ads against Bloomberg and threatened to picket the Republican National Convention in 2004. http://nyti.ms/1wWiin9
Andrew C (✔)
RT @fstonenyt: 1. A reminder that NYC's police unions have repeatedly and opportunistically abused their power and shabbily attacked every recent mayor.
rönin
The 3yo wants to know: Why are there highways but no lowways?
There used to be, but the term was deprecated. - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Oh yeah? What're they called now? Streets? =) - rönin
functionally, back roads. sometimes un-named, but often numbered. paved alleys qualify. - Big Joe Silence
Marie
That is some kind of sunset out there right now, Los Angeles.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @andraydomise: I really want people to remember that Bill de Blasio was blamed for police deaths by virtue of being a responsible parent to a black son.
Hey all assholes, stop killing any people. - Meg VMeg from Android
Julian
It still amazes me that for 75% of the time that FriendFeed has existed, it has (relatively) thrived despite effectively being Facebook's abandonware (whose features have been copied over to the mainline product). Without community, Facebook would have shut this down five years ago.
Sarah G.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @sallykohn: Muslim shooter = entire religion guilty Black shooter = entire race guilty White shooter = mentally troubled lone wolf
Sarah G.
If you're wondering what kind of kid I was, I was type to put anti apartheid button on my cabbage patch kid's hat. http://t.co/72NGTkutOT
If you're wondering what kind of kid I was, I was type to put anti apartheid button on my cabbage patch kid's hat. http://t.co/72NGTkutOT
She was delightful! - sglassme
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @geekandahalf: Never underestimate the power of music.
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @anildash: Heartbreaking to realize that so many in power don't understand that a police force that earns people's trust is safer for cops, too.
Melly Claus #anticaper
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions. http://t.co/sYoArWzALh
RT @torstenbeeck: Google gives insights to the four major religions. http://t.co/sYoArWzALh
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley
Once you turn to the dark side of PDF, there is no salvation. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
past-da-farian? - Ken Morley - Tolgardo
Andrew C (✔)
RT @theferocity: White man forgives white woman for saying something racist about black people. http://gawker.com/justine...
RT @theferocity: White man forgives white woman for saying something racist about black people. http://gawker.com/justine-sacco-is-good-at-her-job-and-how-i-came-to-pea-1653022326
Jennifer Dittrich
Did they seriously just break down what 'chupacabra' means? Sheesh.
Oh, snap, JULIETTE. - Jennifer Dittrich
Watched it last night. Some interesting stuff will be coming in the second half of the season. Can't help but wonder (and I suspect I know the answer) if Renard's mother knew what the side effects of the spell would be. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That's what I was assuming as well - though I don't know that there was much of a choice. I almost think that she had to, or the other bits of the spell wouldn't work. If they knew going in, they might have balked, and then they'd lose Nick as a Grim - Jennifer Dittrich
If it makes Juliette less annoying, I am okay with this new development. - Corinne L
I find it hard to see the downside. Unless the fact that most of the HBs we've seen are evil has to do with something about the essence of HBs. It also makes me wonder whether there are other spells that would change humans into Wesen. - Spidra Webster
Stephan
Me: "Go brush your teeth please." Her: "I'm too tired." Me: "You'll be too tired for stories, so straight to bed then!" (Goes to brush teeth.) Yeah, I played those games too, grasshopper.
At least once a week. Silly children. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
We don't make story time optional because we want to make sure they get their 20 minutes in. Now the tv before bed is an entirely different story. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I know how much she enjoys that time -- I do to, it's one of my favorite things to do. So I know the prospect of losing it can motivate her to stop her eternal dawdling. - Stephan from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
RT @zaidjilani: As America gets actually safer its officials have to reach further and further into the realm of hysteria http://t.co/rLct0MabOG
RT @zaidjilani: As America gets actually safer its officials have to reach further and further into the realm of hysteria http://t.co/rLct0MabOG
What do you mean safer? Have you not heard of Agenda 21 yet? - Dj Marco Andre
Jason Toney
The amount of outrage being generated by average joes for a multinational corporation choosing not to release a shitty product annoys me.
Jason Toney
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look: http://la.curbed.com/archive... http://t.co/BtAmN4FMQi
RT @curbedla: Los Angeles is switching to LED streetlights and it's completely changing the way movies look: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/02/las_new_led_streetlights_are_changing_the_way_movies_look_1.php http://t.co/BtAmN4FMQi
Interesting. I had thought LEDs were still less light per watt than the sodium lamps used in streetlights… (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) - Amit Patel
I've lived through every change of street lighting except gaslight. Every color change since incandescent has been jarring and seemed Wrong. Colors were always changed from "real". When my street switched to LEDs I was charmed. The first few nights seemed eerie. But in a way the street now looks more natural. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Andrew C (✔)
RT @badler: amazing to see center-left pundits calling Jeb Bush a moderate for the same reasons they said W was http://grist.org/politic...
RT @badler: amazing to see center-left pundits calling Jeb Bush a moderate for the same reasons they said W was http://grist.org/politics/jeb-bush-is-no-moderate-and-he-wont-fight-climate-change/
So, pretty much "because he keeps saying he is?" - Jennifer Dittrich
I think because they always need a moderate Republican they can champion to sound objective. - Andrew C (✔)
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