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Jessie
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button | Adweek
"In an interview with the creator of the Like button, former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor (who these days runs mobile app Quip), TechRadar reports that a Dislike button was often discussed but consistently scrapped because "the negativity of that button has a lot of unfortunate consequences." While the Like button was born largely to unclutter feeds riddled with positive one-word comments like "wow" and "cool," Taylor says, Facebook felt that it was actually better to corner the more negative users into leaving a comment explaining their opinions. "I have the feeling that if there were to be a 'Dislike' button is that you would end up with these really negative social aspects to it," Taylor says. "If you want to dislike something, you should probably write a comment, because there's probably a word for what you want to say."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
That Bret guy, not half bad. - Steve C Team Marina
He's good with a quip. - Todd Hoff
There may not be a dislike button, but you can always leave this in a comment: 👎 - April Russo
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: This is pretty accurate in my opinion! @NickMom http://t.co/SKVqswuPKJ
RT @jodyallen_sahm: This is pretty accurate in my opinion! @NickMom http://t.co/SKVqswuPKJ
Steve C Team Marina
A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/nation...
A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting - LA Times
"Border Patrol agents fired their weapons in 960 encounters over the last eight years, according to Border Patrol records. Including Arevalo, 30 people were killed, with at least 10 of those in incidents alleged to involve rock-throwing and eight on the Mexican side of the border. Unlike domestic police departments, the 20,833-member Border Patrol — the federal government's largest law enforcement agency — releases almost no public information about shootings, including the outcome of any investigations. No one in the Border Patrol has been formally disciplined or fired for any of the deaths or other shooting incidents, according to Mark Morgan, head of internal affairs at Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
:( - Jenny H. from Android
They need signs in that park telling people don't throw rocks or the Americans will shoot you fucking dead - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Todd Hoff
When people say personal cloud, this is the image I have in my mind...
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Relatively secure... - Julian
I was just telling Eivind that I feel like Pigpen before I take a shower! - Jenny H. from Android
If only we could wash away our personal clouds so easily! - Todd Hoff
Our unique 'microbial aura' travels with us wherever we go - PRI http://www.pri.org/stories... :D - Victor Ganata
Nice! - Todd Hoff
I think of the jinx guy in Lil Abner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
imabonehead
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
"A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Wow just wow You have no idea how this affects someone with IBM Maybe cell transplantation...... - WarLord
holly #ravingfangirl
Death by yoga.
i don't think there is one muscle that is not completely exhausted. - holly #ravingfangirl
Jandy
Tonight @movieguyjon and I came up with a game mechanic I want to play SO BADLY I CAN TASTE IT. Can someone from Bethesda give us a call?
Taste-o-Vision may have already been proven a failure by Roger Corman. But you would know better than I *chuckle* - Michael W. May
Glen Campbell
Boy, the hotel restaurant is buzzing tonight. http://t.co/qEFZGXwKXt
Boy, the hotel restaurant is buzzing tonight. http://t.co/qEFZGXwKXt
And you asked if there was anything to DO? - Joe
*distant sound of bees* - Big Joe Silence
Mary Carmen
Recurring dreams: 1. I'm in high school and I can't remember my locker combination, and 2. I keep thinking that I have missed a ton of assignments and am failing the class.
I know that dream. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Do you have your shoes on? For some reason I'm always barefoot as I try to navigate those hallways - WarLord
I have my shoes. - Mary Carmen
Actually, that dream was my senior year. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I have those as well! Also: 3) I'm graduating from high school for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time because I kept going back to try to get better grades. I suddenly realise I'm a married mother of two hanging out with 17yo's and wearing a uniform but that's not weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Then there's the dream where I'm trying to text or call someone, and for some reason, I just CANNOT type in the right combination of characters/numbers. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Anxiety about the new boot camp experience and fear of failure? - Janet from FFHound!
No clue. But I have anxiety so it makes sense. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I have that dream all the time. That, and the one where I'm running away from people with guns through a factory while I'm protecting a baby. - Steven Perez
In my recurring dream, I'm not wearing trousers and I'm going around trying to find some trousers to put on before the people around me realize I'm not wearing any. - bentley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
There are people who survived Ebola, right? Can we turn their antibodies (or whatever it's called) into a vaccine? #realquestion
Yes, "passive vaccine". - miki from Flucso
At least one of the nurses in Dallas has received a transfusion from a survivor: http://www.jconline.com/story... - MoTO: Team Marina
From what I understand, a vaccine is still a ways away. - MoTO: Team Marina
you can ask him, he works in us and he can answer! http://ff.im/1krFBj - fewdayslate
I think a number of Ebola patients have been treated that way. - John (bird whisperer)
The blood of these survivors, either thru transfusion or research, just may wind up saving thousands. That would be beautiful. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^That's what I'm saying! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It's tricky because while antibodies have some protective effect against viruses, the part of the immune system that usually takes care viruses is cell-mediated immunity, and that's not really transfusable. I think it's still unclear just how protective anti-Ebola antibodies are. - Victor Ganata
I think I seriously didn't understand how immunity against viruses worked. Thanks, Victor! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Victor Ganata
Don't panic! (via Dr. S)
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Haha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
love it! - Marie
Big Joe Silence
PETITION: Publish Delia Derbyshire's music from the BBC Sound Archive! - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/154...
PETITION: Publish Delia Derbyshire's music from the BBC Sound Archive! - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/154/789/535/publish-delia-derbyshires-music-from-the-bbc-sound-archive/
sadly, NOTHING can get the University of Manchester to stop squatting on her post-BBC material. - Big Joe Silence
RepoRat
"I've made a lot of grievous mistakes in my life, getting here, but . . . I wouldn't trade my journey now. I'd be afraid of making myself smaller." --Lois McMaster Bujold
Starmama
Last week I saw a Facebook post from badrap.org about an upcoming spay/neuter event, and even tho I have chihuahuas not pit bulls, I texted them to ask if they had spots open for us. They texted back that pitties come first, but depending on turnout they might be able to help.
So I got a text at noon saying Bring em down & me, Jayden, Daisy & Violet were there in 15 minutes! And not only are Violet & Daisy getting free spays, but full vaxx & microchips!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And a few leads on dog friendly housing and rehoming Daisy & Violet <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
I was crying like a sap because I was so overwhelmed by the generosity - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's awesome. - Anika
They were some of the last dogs operated on so when we went to pick them up, the tents & tables & stuff was getting packed up, and one of the ladies brought me a tub of gumbo & a tub of collards, leftover from their lunch from a local soul food joint. Bonus score! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's great! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I hope your housing will work out! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
Heather
Yeah, I'm going to be that kind of cat person.
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<3 - Alix May
Corinne L
The Presbyterian church next door chimes song medleys twice a day. Their carillon system pulls "tracks" from a database of hymns and secular tunes, depending on the season. "What a Wonderful World" just played.
I've written about their carillon system before & toured the church & bell tower. Really lovely folks there. - Corinne L
That's cool. We have a Catholic church that plays Pachelbel's canon at 11:40 am every day. That's it for church bell songs, far as I know. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Church bells add so much to a city for me. - Corinne L
The local (as in not mega) bank near where I used to live used to (still does?) broadcast carillon songs around Sunday noon. I couldn't figure out where the church was till I happened to be there at the right time. (If this link works, you can see the thing on the roof of the drive-through lanes. That's where the sound comes from.... more... - bentley
Yep, the link works. Very cool! This is the church: http://www.westminsac.org - Corinne L
Spidra Webster
Cops do boy's homework after burglar call out - The Local - http://www.thelocal.se/2014101...
Cops do boy's homework after burglar call out - The Local
"An 11-year-old boy in Stockholm ended up getting help with his homework by the police after he rang them up saying he was concerned a burglar was breaking into his house. The boy was home alone at night when he heard a loud thump and became convinced that a thief was trying to get inside. He quickly got on the phone to the local police who were dispatched to the scene. After a quick check it turned out that there was no burglar but the boy was still upset and had another problem - his maths homework. "He had rang his mother also but he was on his own when the police got there and they didn't want to leave him alone so they sat down and helped him with his multiplication tables and other homework," Viktor Adolphson of the Södermalm police told Nyheter 24. Both Adolphson and his colleague Johan Säfström maintain a Twitter feed for the Södermalm police and wrote a bulletin about the incident which spread like wildfire. More than 4,000 people favorited the tweet and praised the officers... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Kristin
Take me to church / I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies / I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
my new fav lyricist - Lnorigb
Maitani
Forscherteam identifiziert 3500 Jahre alte Königsstadt - scientists identify 3500-year-old city of the Hittites - http://www.uni-marburg.de/aktuell...
Forscherteam identifiziert 3500 Jahre alte Königsstadt - scientists identify 3500-year-old city of the Hittites
Forscherteam identifiziert 3500 Jahre alte Königsstadt - scientists identify 3500-year-old city of the Hittites
"„Samuha war als bedeutende Metropole bereits seit Längerem aus Schriftquellen anderer Fundorte bekannt“, erläutert Professor Dr. Andreas Müller-Karpe, Direktor des Vorgeschichtlichen Seminars der Philipps-Universität, an dem das Forschungsprojekt angesiedelt ist. „Wo diese Stadt jedoch lag, blieb in der Forschung heftig umstritten.“ Die jüngsten Ausgrabungen brachten nun den Durchbruch: Der Ort befand sich am Nordufer des längsten Flusses Anatoliens, des Kızılırmak (hethitisch Marassantija) in der ostkappadokischen Provinz Sivas." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Corinne L
It's pretty much official, so I can announce it now: I've been asked to be on a panel on book marketing at the inaugural California Capital Book Festival later this month. I'm quite excited & hope it leads to more clients, as I really enjoy working with writers & authors.
What's funny is that the festival is geared more toward readers than writers, but the organizers had so many local authors & writers asking about what was at the event for them, so they added panel discussions related to writing. From what the organizer told me this afternoon, I'll get to work with the other panel participants to decide what we'll discuss. Should be fun. - Corinne L
That's awesome! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Congratulations! Yay! - vicster: full-bodied
Congrats :) - Brent Schaus
Thanks everyone! - Corinne L
Boom! *high fives* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Looks like it's just me and one other person on the panel. I guess that makes it a conversation, then? (Saturday at 2 pm) http://www.ccbookfestival.com/agenda... - Corinne L
I think that can totally work. - Brent Schaus
Me too, Brent. I contacted the other person this morning and we're going to chat tomorrow. She's got quite the resume so I think between the two of us it will be a good time. - Corinne L
Glen Campbell
Eivind
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Jenny Day!!! - Friar Will
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy day! - LB creeps me out. from Android
Thank you, everyone! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Have a badass birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday, Jenny. I know I'm a few hours behind here but I hope you are still having a great day. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
It's Jenny Day! Yay! I hope you're having a great day! - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Happy, happy Jenny Day!!! I'm so glad you were born! I, and MANY others!, could not imagine a world without you. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
<3 - Alix May
Happy birthday!!!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Jenny! Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
I hope you had/have a very pleasant, happy day today, Jenny. - Glen Campbell
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday! - Son of Groucho
Happy knitty birthday, beautiful. <3 - Alix May
Happy You Day, Jenny! :D - Michael W. May
Happy birthday Lovely Libra! <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda
Thanks so much, everyone! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy bday! - imabonehead from Android
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Brent Schaus
Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Belated happy day to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
gratulerer med dagen! - Halil
Takk takk! - Jenny H. from Android
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Jenny! We miss you in the states.
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Thank you, Stephen! I miss you, too! :) - Jenny H. from Android
خارجیم اومده فرفرمون:)) - مستانه
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy Birthday! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Thank you! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Birthday! - Louis Gray
Mike Nencetti
contacting hospice creates family drama. Im ok with being the bad guy.
I'll do my best to keep the drama off of Facebook. I just desperately needed a hospice bed. My poor wife is going through hell. She may be put through more hell, I'll just do my best to give her the best care. She deserves it. - Mike Nencetti
She cannot talk, she cannot walk, she cannot dress herself, she cannot tell someone she is in pain. Things will get worse, horrifically worse. My calling hospice was an intervention for her. A cry for mercy. But unfortunately family may step in and - well hopefully the bad guy can get her the care she needs. I do not need to be liked, - Mike Nencetti
What is the opposition to hospice? - Anne Bouey
Do what you need to do. My dad has been at home under hospice care since mid/late August. He's very near the end now, but this was the right thing to do. You know your wife and what she wants. Focus on getting that. - ellbeecee from Android
Chemo is out because she cannot move without crap loads of steroids and and almost choked on her vomit a few days ago, by the time could qualify for a trial she wil most likely be dead. I really have no idea. - Mike Nencetti
I'll just let things play out. My only drama was taking the Drs advice and contacting hospice. But wow, am amazed how that can cause so many attacks on me. I'm ok. I will take the hits for my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Oh, Mike. I really hope that the family comes around and realizes that hospice care is what is best for Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
It's her daughter. She will be here soon. - Mike Nencetti
I'm sorry that their way of dealing with their grief is to lash out at you, Mike, and you are a very forgiving guy to take it on the chin like that. You know what is best, and you are doing what you need to do. All strength and love to you both ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My hope is that when her daughter arrives, she will be able to meet with hospice and see that they are there to keep her mom comfortable and to support you and all the family (including her). These are always tough decisions, but you know best. I wish you peace, Mike. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
glioblastoma destroys famiies. We are fortunate, most GBM patients have little quality of life. I'll let her daughter do what she wants. I am as worried for her as I am for my wife. Being the step dad, not being likes is part of the job. I do not think there is much she can do.. - Mike Nencetti
Hopefully she does what's best for her mum and not just what's best for her. Quality of life goes up and down the chain and playing the hero (or martyr) isn't always the best option for the person who needs the care. Sending peace and love, my friend. - Johnny
I can't say enough wonderful things about hospice. In my experience, people get upset that hospice gets involved because they're afraid it means their loved one is dying today or tomorrow .. and while that can be the case .. you'll get more benefit from hospice if they get involved before it gets to that point. Hospice offers amazing support and counseling for the entire family and they... more... - Kristin
Thanks everyone. i meet with the social worker, and hospice nurse today. not yet heard about the bed. I'm going into work the rest of the week, to avoid as much drama as possible. i'm being treated like one of the kids, not her husband. i'll try to update this thread soon. i'll get counselling soon. i am sure I will need it. - Mike Nencetti
I often wish Josh's family had been okay with hospice care for my MIL rather than try to nurse her themselves at home. I honestly think it would have been better for everyone. - Melly - #TeamMarina
oh dear, Mike. I'm so sorry. But I am glad you've called hospice. I hope you get counseling and the support you need from your own sources. (I bet hospice can help you!!) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Being "the bad guy" is often merely surrogate for "doing what no one else has the courage to do, even though they realize it must be done." You are to be commended in the manner you've taken care of your wife, Mike. Not that you need a pat on the back from me (or anyone else). - MoTO: Team Marina
Thinking of you, Mike. I hope the family will realize you are trying to do the best thing for Beverly and the rest of you. - LB creeps me out.
Maybe it isn't that they object to hospice care, as much as they object to what it means. And yes, you would naturally be "the bad guy" for making them face the truth and taking away any false hope they have left. But for your wife, it's probably best that she is cared for by people that understand her needs, as you understand them, and not cared for by people trying to cling to their... more... - April Russo
Well said, April. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Fear does horrid things to people. I hope her daughter understands you are doing this for love of her mother. So very sorry you are dealing with this! - Janet from FFHound!
Love you man I made the call on mom's hospice but I had a supportive family who trusted me and my decisions. I can't imagine going through it up stream. You're doing all you can the best you can and for the right reasons. Take care of yourself please. - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks everyone. Great meeting with the hospice nurse today. Huge help for Beverly. So glad we have this in place. We would soon be in the ER if not. The nurse will return in two days and meet with Beverlys daughter. I'm going to work wed-fri. We still do not have the bed. I believe the drama will be minimal. Beverly will get the care she needs. - Mike Nencetti
Glad it sounds like things are getting resolved. - Anika
I'm so glad that things are settling toward Beverly getting the care she needs and hope that the drama stays at bay. I'm glad you are seeking out care for yourself as well. Care for caregivers is so hugely important. It is exhausting in every way. - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so glad that the meeting went well and I'm sending good thoughts to you all - Galadriel C. from Android
Drama is done for now. I'm slowly seeing people help.Family becoming family. neighbors volunteering to help. more food than we need. we have a lot of challenges ahead. I think we will be ok. - Mike Nencetti
So good to hear that things are settling down a bit and people are helping out. Don't hesitate to say if there is anything you need, or if you just want a place to vent. ((hugs)) to you both. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Melly - #TeamMarina
Stephen Mack
Venmo: A case study on why e-mail verification is absolutely required by any web site with account creation - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
[Screenshot of Venmo's cancellation screen]
Excerpt: "It’s not so much that I’m 'dissatisfied' with your 'free service' as I am completely mortified at how horrifically terrible your security practices are." - Stephen Mack
They kept writing "free" as if it's a get out of jail free card. Also, Attention World: Don't mess with the Zeigen. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Heh, thanks Micah. - Stephen Mack
Weird, Venmo just came on my radar today because of this post http://qz.com/277509... - Laura Norvig
Laura, that's hilarious. There is definitely a age line going on these days. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Laura: Haha, amazing. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Um, wow. Thanks, Laura. - Micah
Melly - #TeamMarina
Sarah G.
While waiting for lunch I'll take the time to mention that I saw a selfie stick in the wild used last night by chick in casino.
I think I thought they were a joke item like toilet putting greens or other things you see in sky mall..,, - Sarah G. from iPhone
What do they look like? - Iain - locked out of ff from iPhone
That's hilarious. - Eric - It's My Thing
I could use one of those! #shortarms - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Duckface required. - Joe
Saw one at the Japanese tea garden today. So ridiculous - Hedgehog
Steve C Team Marina
HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/science...
HIV's spread traced back to 1920s Kinshasa - LA Times
"In a paper published recently in the journal Science, researchers argued that HIV-1 group M -- the strain of HIV responsible for about 90% of infections worldwide -- first appeared in the city of Leopoldville, or what is now Kinshasa, in the 1920s. Using statistical methods and genetic sequencing data, researchers determined that the disease spread through what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo via poor medical practices and through the interaction of sex workers and miners." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"However, some researchers believe the virus made the jump to humans much earlier. "To say that this started around the 1920s just doesn't wash with me," said Dr. Joseph McCormick, a viral disease expert at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, who was not involved in the study. McCormick said the broad diversity of HIV strains in Africa suggests that the virus had... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Super cool. I remember reading maybe a decade ago that they had tested various archived samples and found cases of HIV as early as 1940. Each step of new knowledge about the origin and spread has been so fascinating to read. I suppose in a way it's "the" illness that's been discovered and researched in my lifetime. I still remember the PSA with Magic Johnson from the beginning of my Wayne's World tape, and reading Ryan White's autobiography as a kid. - Lo
AIDS, mad cow, kuru... it's probably a good rule of thumb to never eat those on the same branch of the phylogenetic tree. - Ken Morley
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
today in job transition hilarity: I have too much personal time off accrued for a half-time employee. 24 hours too much to be exact. so guess who is getting paid for 24 extra hours next week? that means my first paycheck at half-time will be higher than my regular paycheck used to be. just this once. still, that covers my ass this month.
"Payroll error in your favor. Collect $1000." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yay, ass coverage! - Spidra Webster
for real tho - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
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