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Laura Norvig
What does it mean when the little dots on the wristband move like two eyes looking right and then left?
Oh. Sleep mode. It was hard to get it out of sleep mode! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Sleep mode is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Fitbit is going all <_< >_> - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Reminds me of square candies that look round. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Drive-by LG-ing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Kevin Fox
At Yahoo2K we knew how to do a layoff in a week. Practice. Mini-Microsoft: 18,000 Microsoft Jobs Gone... Eventually?
At BlueArc, we just did layoffs on Friday mornings. It was practically a tradition. - Louis Gray
at Harcourt/Reed Elsevier it was dragged out over 3 YEARS and eventually gutted the company. - Big Joe Silence
Brian Johns
My car is usually pretty reliable transportation. But when I pick up the 3 year old from school and she's bringing home art with glitter on it, somehow the glitter never seems to make it all the way home. Curious.
Glitter, the herpes of the craft world. - Shannon - GlassMistress
But "never seems" indicates the glitter is reliable, yes? - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] -
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
From the Wikipedia article: "Bat bombs were an experimental World War II weapon developed by the United States. The bomb consisted of a bomb-shaped casing with numerous compartments, each containing a Mexican Free-tailed Bat with a small timed incendiary bomb attached. Dropped from a bomber at dawn, the casings would deploy a parachute in mid-flight and open to release the bats which would then roost in eaves and attics. The incendiaries would start fires in inaccessible places in the largely wood and paper construction of the Japanese cities that were the weapon's intended target." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Regarding the canister pictured, the caption reads in part: "Ideally, the canister would be dropped from high altitude over the target area, and as the bomb fell (slowed by a parachute), the bats would warm up and awaken. At 1,000 ft. altitude, the bomb would open and over a thousand bats, each carrying a tiny time-delayed napalm incendiary device, would fly in a 20–40 mile radius and... more... - Stephen Mack
Stranger than fiction. - Big Joe Silence
What happened to the bats? - Professor A.I.
Don't ask, don't tell. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Don't ask about the bat. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
Beware of the wily #seesmic raccoon. It has invaded my home and made its imprint on my twins.
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We're all doomed! Run for your life. - Matt Ruiz
Now he looks life a lot of fun. Wonderful and thanks for sharing. - Robert Mendez
this is huge!!!! - Loic Le Meur
Louis, how many kids do you have and what ages? I will get you tshirts! - Loic Le Meur
Excellent :) - Jean-François Amadei
Loic, we just have the two one-year-old twins. They are unrepentant and always accept schwag. - Louis Gray
great thanks Louis - Loic Le Meur
btw Louis, did you know Loic is Louis in "Breton"? We actually have the same first name - Loic Le Meur
Now I know. I knew France was a big fan of Louis. We were "elected" king more than a dozen times, no? - Louis Gray
Louis, does Loic call you Loo-ey? - Derrick
Derrick, I haven't noticed. Yesterday, when I abruptly and rudely called for him to come on stage to pose with Iain of TweetDeck and Nick of TweetMeme, he said "anything for Louis" and I believe I heard an "s". - Louis Gray
I used the "s" to make it sound english but yeah, no s pronounced in french - Loic Le Meur
I start my French classes in September for my trip next year. I wonder if Loic can tutor me. Louis, you're my "in". Make it happen! - Derrick
Cute as ever. - Anne Bouey
My suitcase is actually full of that! :D - shinchi
... and my son's name is Lewis - Though as his mum and me both lived in France, that's not too surprising. - Jim Connolly
5 year bumpage. - Louis Gray
Steve C
One month. Haven't dropped him. Success!
Cute. As. Hell. Look at that little guy! - Akiva
I love the way he poses. every. single. time. That's one photogenic kid. - Betsy
^^ ditto - Soup in a TARDIS
Damn. That is a good looking kid. And congratulations! (I fell with my son when he was about 3 weeks, but we both survived.) - laura x
Looks like his mother. :P - Louis Gray
He's ridiculously cute. :) - Jenny H. from Android
He is so adorable :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
He is the smilelingest (not a word) baby I have ever seen! - Janet
Smiling already.....huh? - Stanley Mathis
It's gas. - Akiva
He's so gosh darn cute. The faces he makes are everything! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He's gorgeous! 💛 - mina_sydney from iPhone
That must be an XXL Santa hat. - Kristin
I keep looking at this pic. Just adorable - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Wonderful pic! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Stephen Mack
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)] -
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)]
From the blog post: "What is really going on here is a classic case of mixing up cause and effect. No, diet soda doesn't give you heart disease. You already have more heart disease and drink diet soda to try to cut calorie consumption. Playing basketball does not make you tall. Opening an umbrella does not make it rain. Going to sleep does not make the sun go down. Geese flying south do not cause winter." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Hey Louis Gray: Good debunking of some recent anti-Diet Coke and aspartame articles. - Stephen Mack
You know what's healthier than ingesting aspartame? Not ingesting aspartame. :) - Professor A.I.
Professor no fun - Eric - Back to the Grill
I personally don't consume much aspartame currently, but I do think it's probably generally safe for people -- in that I haven't seen any credible studies showing it to cause harm. But I agree with you, anytime I'm tempted to drink something other than coffee, it's probably better for me to just drink water instead. - Stephen Mack
Is this a credible study? It comes from a service offered by the company Louis works for. It's called Google Scholar: - Professor A.I.
Professor, I'm not sure if a study involving 18 albino rats is really applicable to humans or not. - Stephen Mack
Most studies of drugs are performed on rats. It's called science. - Professor A.I.
Science, you say? I think I've heard of it. - Stephen Mack
I think the relevant comparison would be to fructose and sucrose, though. #paracelsus - Victor Ganata
To reach 40 mg/kg/d of aspartame, you'd have to drink 15 cans of diet soda a day. (Assuming you only weighed 150 lbs.) So, yeah, maybe you'd have a lot of problems if you drank that much soda in a day. - Victor Ganata
I think that's how much Louis drinks. He has more time to drink it because he doesn't sleep. Also, he works at Google, so the Diet Coke is free. - Professor A.I.
I had no concerns. I wanted to tell my good friend Kevin Fox he was spreading nonsense, but I'm terrified of him. He's so intimidating. - Louis Gray
As for "going to sleep does not make the sun go down", I can assure you, for you lazies out there, the sun goes down all by itself. - Louis Gray
And I don't drink 15 cans of Diet Coke a day. I drink one at a time. - Louis Gray
جون من واقعا تو پروفسوری؟ ایول بابا، داداش یه امضا پروفسوری هم به ما بده :دی - ووووزلا
Google translate says "I showed you a professor? Evil dad, brother professor to give us a sign: D" - Stephen Mack
I'm going to increase my aspartame consumption. - Amit Patel
Amit, to how much? - Stephen Mack
Louis Gray
I had lunch with Steve Lacy today. AMA.
I forgot to have lunch. I was having too much fun with the pop riveter. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
How was lunch? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How many steps in total was the circuit? - Steve and 4 other people
Less than 101,000. - Professor A.I.
BTW lunch was fine the chicken was a bit tough. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Lunch was good. Pizza, chicken, vegetables. Even dessert! - Louis Gray
According to Moves, our route was 4,231 steps in total. - Louis Gray
Friend on Facebook has had enough of me debunking all the crazy fake shit they share. They fake to real ratio is about 5 - 2. With a track record like that, you'd think they would stop before sharing... but, no... all my fault.
PROVE IT - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You're making that up, Johnny. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
I want a Google Now card suggesting a song I'll really like but haven't heard before, but I don't want Google knowing what I've heard.
Question: Why don't you want Google to know what you've heard? - Louis Gray
They know what I listen to since I use Google Play about 90% of the time. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I just use iTunes for that. I have so much music I have a playlist just for music in my library I've never heard, which stays around 25-30%. - NOT THE CRICKET
Kevin Fox
RT @BuildWithGoogle: Announcing #GoogleBuild, funding entrepreneurs while building amazing products.
"404. That’s an error. The requested URL /build was not found on this server. That’s all we know." — - Professor A.I.
Also, "The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1." — - Professor A.I.
Not only does it 404, but the only person they follow is Ev Williams? And they have lists of tech news reporters (me included) across a wide spectrum? I call shenanigans. - Louis Gray
And who lists themselves as "An official project"? That's a joke. - Louis Gray
Matt Cutts
:-/ - Louis Gray
And he's probably sleeping too! :D - Professor A.I.
I propose that CSS Color Module Level 3 declare that color: louisgray = rgb(90,90,90). Because is unproductive and a waste of time.
i enetered mr gray's name and it gave me this #019fde - chaz2b
Louis Gray gray is my spirit shade. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I approve. - Louis Gray
Matt Cutts
My 30 day challenge this month is going to bed earlier. Last night I failed terribly. Got up early this AM though, which may help tonight.
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
In the last week I've seen two people with Apple badges off-campus wearing 80s-style wrist sweatbands. Coincidence, or camouflage?
Camo, almost certainly. - Steve and 4 other people
iWatch - Julian
iSweatband - Stephen Mack
iRetrowrist - Janet from FFHound!
Android Wear. - Louis Gray
Why are only the crappy Android Wear devices available? (i.e Is Moto 360 aging like fine wine?) Maybe they're trying to figure out how to erase that black band on the bottom of the screen. - Professor A.I.
I have the Gear Live and kind of like it. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Nope. It's got to be round to be cool. I'll bet you 500,000 likes that iWatch will be a round face. - Professor A.I.
Amit Patel
Google just auto-installed "Google+ Auto Backup" onto my computer. Didn't ask.
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From Chrome or another browser or what? - Spidra Webster
Picasa apparently. - Amit Patel
Looking at forums, it looks like they started doing it last year, and in January said it was unintentional and they'd fix it. But here it is July and it just installed it on my system. - Amit Patel
Ouch! Install some random tool to automatically copy the entire contents of your hard drive without your knowledge? Who could possibly object to that? - Brian Johns
Now you have no excuse for not backing up your files. They're doing you a favor you see. - rönin
#whitehat As Picasa and G+ Photos are integrated, they turned on the auto backup feature to back up photos in high quality to the web. That said, no users should be surprised by anything, especially sharp folks like Amit. Looking into it. - Louis Gray
Update: Picasa does not auto-install G+ AutoBackup, but it will place the setup installer for AutoBackup in the Picasa folder and then proceed, at first launch, to promote it and give you the option to install/run it. The very first release of AutoBackup bundled with Picasa was different and Picasa *did* auto-install. - Louis Gray
So it's possible, per above, that this dialog window came up from Picasa yesterday and wasn't dismissed, or Picasa was open today in addition to Steam, etc. Hope that helps, Amit. - Louis Gray
It's quite possible that when I ran Picasa, it was the version from last year, but I don't remember seeing any promotion to install Google+ Auto Backup, nor do I see any Google+ mentioned in the Picasa Options dialog in the program. Weird. - Amit Patel
I just changed the Picasa setting from "Update automatically" to "Ask before downloading updates" - Amit Patel
Windows is telling me I have Google+ Auto Backup from "Google" 6/29/2014 and also Google+ Auto Backup from "Google, Inc." 7/1/2014 I'm uninstalling both. - Amit Patel
Guessing from the Picasa Release Notes, the version it installed on 6/29 is the one from last year, and that was apparently the one that auto-installed. - Amit Patel
Puzzling. Thanks for following up, Amit. - Louis Gray
Thanks Louis for looking into it. I guess it was bad timing, with me not having used Picasa for a while. - Amit Patel
It's nice to have a responsive Google representative on Friendfeed. - Sean McBride
@Sean, here to help. As I see it, things are never as bad as they seem or as amazing as people would like you to believe. Things are usually somewhere in the middle. - Louis Gray
Louis -- you cleaned up this issue quickly and efficiently. If one could only receive tech support at this level for all products and services. :) - Sean McBride
+1 to that! - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
.@Netflix needs a 'start random episode' feature. I would vastly prefer that when watching Star Trek or The West Wing.
Shuffle. - Louis Gray
Brian Johns
OK people - time to boil some water and get some clean towels. You guys are good at this by now.
What!!! - Anne Bouey
Here we go. - Micah
Woo! Congrats in advance, Sparky! - Louis Gray
Go Sparky go! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
(Well, really Erin.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Still pacing? :) - Anne Bouey
Oh snap! Go Erin go! Good luck Sparky! - Jonathan Disher
Update: you guys did a great job! Mom and baby girl are happy and healthy and tired. The pacing is over. If you've got cigars, bust 'em out! - Brian Johns from iPhone
Congrats! - Ken Gidley
Congrats, Brian! - Mary Carmen
Congratulations! All the babbies!!! - Melly
HOORAY! Congrats Sparky and Erin and Baby! - Jonathan Disher
Congrats Sparky!!! - Stephen Mack
CONGRATS DOOOOOOD! And why am I always the last to hear. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Congratulations! - Betsy
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Congrats, Brian! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Jenny H. from Android
Welcome to new baby Johns! And congrats to the parents and sister! This has been quite the baby season. :) - Anne Bouey
Awesome! Congratulations! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
Yay! Congrats, Brian! Another June FF baby! Cheers! - Tamara J. B.
Congratulations! - Jessie
Wondrous news ~ congrats!! - Web Marketing Store
Kevin Fox
A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two is never sure.
"A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a Danish." - Bren from iPhone
"Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do." - CAJ hates pants
A man with two smartwatches syncs time via the network so they match. - Louis Gray
A man with three watches displays them from a trench coat. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Did you hear about the man with five watches? They fit him like a glove. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I love you gentlemen. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Matt Haughey
It's surprisingly hard to find the Google I/O livestream is a blank gray page, Youtube search doesn't show it either
It's a blank Louis Gray page. - Stephen Mack
I tweeted it from @googledevelopers and @androiddevelopers a few times. Sorry you had trouble, Matt. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
Current smart watches do many, many things shallowly. I'm looking for one that does a handful of things deeply. (cc @hblodget)
Why not a wristful? - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
I wish journalists would stop saying 'open source' if they don't know what means. Exposing an API != 'open source'.
"journalists" - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
The idea that yellow and blue make green still seems like crazy unexplainable magic to me.
I very much remember learning about the color wheel and how colors blend as such when I was in kindergarten. Seeing watercolors do precisely that was mind-blowing for a five-year-old. - Akiva
Meanwhile, the fact presented by COSMOS that leaves are green simply because of what color they DON'T absorb? Get out, science. GET OUT. - Akiva
The part that really breaks my mind is how we see yellow because of our red and green photoreceptors. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Subtractive vs additive color physics is what blows the cork right off my brain. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Blue and red making purple? Oh sure, makes sense. Red and yellow produce orange? Fine fine. But green is crazy to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looking at the rainbow, green and orange made sense to me but purple did not. - Amit Patel
It's like a shady yellow. - Meg VMeg
CMYK vs RGB still confuses me. Like, you mix all the colors you get black vs you mix all the colors you get white. My mind confuses the two... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Was about to post what Zulema just said. That's the one that's *really* crazy. - Spidra Webster
Was about to post what... wait, I already did. - Micah
Out of curiosity, what about the combination of blue and yellow creating green seems like magic? Zulema: what's even crazier, to me at least, is that 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K isn't the blackest CMYK gets. There's a blacker black, a rich black, that's 75% C 68% M 67% Y and 90% K. - Mark Trapp
You know what's really crazy? There are yellow stars, there are blue stars, there are red and white and orange stars, but there aren't any green stars. WTF?!?! - Victor Ganata
Hey, that makes sense to me. All those colors appear in flame according to heat. Green doesn't appear unless you toss in an element with the right emission spectrum. - Spidra Webster
BLELLOW! - Eivind
Mixing paints is technically CMYK but it "feels" like RGB. Computer screens and the world we see is RGB (light) but mixing paints and printing stuff is CMYK but it has to emulate RGB. I think I got that right... :-& - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
CMYK is subtractive (adding pigments changes which wavelengths get absorbed or reflected) while RGB is additive (you're directly changing which wavelengths get transmitted). But, yeah, ultimately, we have RGB receptors in our retinae. - Victor Ganata
Mark T.: It seems like magic to me because it seems unpredictable and illogical and emergent, much like mixing bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas. Yeah, this is all a bit "f'in' magnets, how do they work?" - Stephen Mack
Ahhh, I see. To me, it seems logical that green is created from yellow and blue: green, to me, just looks like a yellowish blue or a bluish yellow. But maybe that's a construct of education, forced upon me by the man, man. My head hurts now. - Mark Trapp
I'm even more confused now because I know you have to convert images to CMYK when you print them. I completely forgot to ask my photography teacher about that when we printing our "RGB" photos in class from Lightroom. The last job I had there it was always a big deal when printing designs from the printer to the ink used to the paper you were printing on and which colors will print more accurately. Like JEEZ, it's just a print of a design but OH NO, dumb girl, it's kind of a big deal. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And that, not only can you use the colours to find what elements teh stars are made of, but you can use the colours to determine how fast they are moving away from you via red shifting! #mindblown - Ken Morley
Fun fact: you can get the colors in CMY from RGB and you can get the colors in RGB from CMY... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Louis Gray
Matthew and Sarah turn six today! Happy birthday twinners!
Awww! Happy birthdays! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday to the twins! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Wait...what?! Weren't they just born not that long ago? - April Russo
Yay! Congrats. - Daniel W. Crompton
@April, they were born just yesteryear... - Daniel W. Crompton
Six years and one day ago. - Louis Gray
How time flies! Happy belateds :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Belated happy birthday! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
A belated Happy Birthday to Sarah and Matthew! - vicster: full-bodied
Glen Campbell
I didn't break it
I fixed it. - Louis Gray
I slept on it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It was like that when I woke up. - Eivind
Brian Johns
Is it just me or has FF been grinding a bit in the last couple days? Somebody go check the oil in this thing!
Not just you! Yeah, definitely some issues. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sorry. I was standing on the cord. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
In case Twitter's World Cup integration is insufficient, the Google logo (in the USA) uses eggs to show the live score.
Oh cute. - Betsy
The eggs have hatched. - Betsy
Eggscellent. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
RT @voxdotcom: 6 charts that show how starved for sleep Americans really are:
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray is starving Americans. - Spidra Webster
Louis Gray eats babies. - Steve C
Mmmm... babies - Louis Gray
Veal. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Veally good babies. - John (bird whisperer)
Trapped in 4th!
I saw Yvonne stepping out this morning! - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Finished my first PT session. It's tendinitis of the posterior tibialis. 2 stretches to do each day plus 2 strength builders. Ice for 10 mins a day. No running for 8 weeks (until no tenderness when I touch the affected area). Need to have muscle inflammation go down while building strength. PT for those 8 weeks -- twice a week for first 4 weeks,...
...then once a week after. No extra walks either. Bummed at no running, but I'm confident this will help me recover. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yup. Better to take care of yourself. You can always get back into running shape later. I'm glad they put a name to it. - Spidra Webster
Oof. Best wishes. - Marie
Ouch, glad there is a diagnosis and plan in place. - Janet from FFHound!
glad you found out your problem and are getting therapy mr mack. plenty of time to be back in tip-top shape for september, ;) - chaz2b
Ooof, not fun, but I'm glad you've got a diagnosis and plan of treatment. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sad trombone - Yvonne from FFHound!
I'm sorry you won't be able to run for awhile, Stephen. I hope you'll have a full recovery and come back even stronger. You got this. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Hope you get well soon and you'll be able to get back to your normal routine, be patient and follow the practitioners advice, don't get too ahead of yourself and think your ok. - Halil
I know it's no fun, but I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a great recovery plan you're confident will help you. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, all! And my Fitbit friends can watch my steps plummet. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, how about I walk to your place and borrow your fitbit, so I could count on your behalf? Would that not be the mark of a true friend? - Louis Gray
Only a true friend would exercise for you. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis Gray is the opposite of sleep. - Akiva
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray from Android
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