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DB, Lil LB's Dad
List your favorite hip-hop lyrics. If you're not into hip-hop list your favorite lyrics from other genres.
I'll start: How could you falter when you're the rock of Gibraltar. I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water. This ain't no tall order, this is nothin to me. Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week. I do this in my sleep, I sold Kilos of coke, (so?) I'm guessin' I can sell CD's I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man Let me handle my business, damn! - Jay-Z - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"'Cause I grabbed the mic and tried to say, 'Yes, y'all!', they tried to take it, and say that I’m too small: Cool, ’cause I don’t get upset, I kick a hole in the speaker, pull the plug, then I jet..." -Rakim,"Microphone Fiend" - Derrick
I just love the braggadocio these lyrics exude. It expresses a confidence I wish I had. I have the "Difficult takes a day. Impossible takes a week" quote posted in my cube at work. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ooff.. I may need to do some RND before answering, so many words! I may try to quote one by heart.. One of the songs that I loved performing most was from LONS: Don't ring the bell I'm not comin to CLASS -- Teachers bein preachers how the hell can I PASS? -- First day of school and would zone to the rear -- with a blind spot view and a one leg chair -- I asked when WHAT when WHAT when... more... - Zu from AOD
I'm here at this podium talking, The ceremonial offerings dedicated to urban dysfunctional offspring. What's happening? City governments are eternally napping, Trapped in greedy covenants. Causing urban collapse And bullets that scar souls with dark holes. Get more than your car stole, some parts be blacker than charcoal, for real This society's deprivation depends not on our... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I love Chali 2na. Great lyricist and I think I would cut somebody to have his voice :-p - DB, Lil LB's Dad
The microphone explodes/shattering the molds/either drop the hits like de la O/or get the fuck off the commode/with the sure shot/sure to make the bodies drop/droppin no copy yo/don't call it a co-op/terror reigns, drenching/quenching the thirst of the power dons/that five-sided fistagon/the rotten sore on the face of mother-Earth gets bigger/the triggers cold empty your purse. "Bulls On Parade" Zach de la Rocha - Bren from iPhone
I sit 90 degrees underneath palm trees, Smokin' beadies as I burn my calories, Brooklyn roof tops become Brooklyn tee-pees, Who that be, enemies, wanna see the death of me. From Hawaii to Hawthorne, I run marathons, like Buju Banton, I'm a true champion, like, Farakkhan reads his Daily Qu'ran it's a phenomenon, lyrics fast like Ramadan. "Fugee La" - Praz - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I play my enemies like a game of chess, where I rest No stress, if you don't smoke sess, lest I must confess, my destiny's manifest In some Goretex and sweats I make treks like I'm homeless Rap orgies with Porgy and Bess Capture your bounty like Elliot Ness, yes Bless you if you represent the Fu But I'll hex you with some witch's brew If you're doo-doo, voodoo I can do what you do,... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Where you at Eric? I know your favorites could fill several large volumes. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish, A fake church called the prophet Muhammad a terrorist, Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond, And Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the Qu'ran, They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam, When you gave him those chemical weapons to go to war with Iran, This is the information that they hold back from... more... - Zu from AOD
8D When I listened to that album, I was hooked for weeks. Words of wisdom. - Zu from AOD
I take 7 mc’s put em in a line, And add 7 more brothas who think they can rhyme, Well, it’ll take 7 more before I go for mine, and that’s 21 mc’s ate up at the same time -Rakim, My Melody - Eric - Final Countdown
Rakim is a must. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Not hip hop, but...Dearly beloved/ We are gathered here today/ 2 get through this thing called life/ Electric word life/ It means forever and that's a mighty long time/ But I'm here 2 tell u/ There's something else/ The afterworld/ A world of never ending happiness/ U can always see the sun, day or night/ So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills/ U know the one - Dr Everything'll... more... - Katy S
Well now you're forced to listen to the teacher and the lesson / Class is in session so you can stop guessin / If this is a tape or a written down memo / See I am a professional, this is not a demo / In fact call it a lecture, a visual picture / Sort of a poetic and rhythm-like mixture / Listen, I'm not dissin but there's somethin that you're missin / Maybe you should touch reality,... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
It's hard getting written punctuation to match up with a rappers flow. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I been browsin', inspectin' X-Men comics / You know I collect 'em / The pens in my pocket, I must protect them / My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored / Shoppin' online for deals on some writable media / I edit Wikipedia--Weird Al Yankovic - MiniMage
All over the world hearts pound with the rhythm / Fear not of men because men must die / Mind over matter and soul before flesh / Angels for the pain keep a record in time / which is passing and running like a caravan freighter / The world is overrun with the wealthy and the wicked / But God is sufficient in disposing of affairs / Gunmen and stockholders try to merit my fear / But God is sufficient over plans they prepared - Mos Def - Victor Ganata
Top of the world, Yet I aint never left my head to turn and look back, Every second page is anthem, Perfected writ mood, In the perfect world I set the perfect mood, And in perverted abodes, I claim rogue, Enflame clothes and sing songs of underdepression love, Chemical imbalanceship, paranoia, My scientist fiction, I kick space raps that's down to Earth and, The kids that get dubs are... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
Well goodness gracious, let me just take this / Time out to pull a rhyme out, and update this / For you and yours, simply because / Some MCs have luck but suck / So I pluck 'em like feathers on the back of a chicken / 'Cause I’m mad like a pit when my man says "sick ’em" / Positive is the mindstate, but it could still mean that / I will kick a ill, malicious like mean rap. - Mark H
What's up kid? I know s**t is rough doing your bid, When the cops came you should've slid to my crib, F**k it black, no time for looking back it's done, Plus congratulations you know you got a son, I heard he looks like you, why don't your lady write you?, Told her she should visit, that's when she got hyper, Flippin, talk about he acts too rough, He didn't listen he be riffin' while... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
I got a letter from the government The other day, I opened and read it It said they were suckers, They wanted me for their army or whatever, Picture me given' a damn - I said never, Here is a land that never gave a damn, About a brother like me and myself Because they never did, I wasn't wit' it, but just that very minute... It occured to me The suckers had authority, Cold sweatin' as I... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
Ahh, who wanna bet us that we don't touch leathers Stack cheddars forever, live treacherous all the et ceteras To the death of us, me and my confidants, we shine You feel the ambiance, y'all n***az just rhyme By the ounce dough accumulates like snow We don't just shine, we illuminate the whole show; you feel me? Factions from the other side would love to kill me Spill three quarts of my... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
Come, get some, you little bum I take the cake but you can't get a crumb from the poetic, authentic, superior Ultimate - and all that good shit I'm the original, Asiatic, acrobatic There you have it, now get dramatic Creatin drama when I'm on the scene And I pack em in mean, like Bruce Springsteen I profile a style that's mild and meanwhile put on trial a rap pile to exile Make you... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
They use the simple back and forth, the same, old rhythm that a baby can pick up, and join, right with them But their rhymes are pathetic, they think they copacetic using nursery terms, at least, not poetic on a educated base, intelligent wise as the record just turns, you learn, PLUS burn by the flame of the lyrics which cooks the human brain Providing overheating knowledge, by means... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
My Adidas walk through concert doors and roamed all over coliseum floors I stepped on stage, at Live Aid All the people gave and the poor got paid And out of speakers I did speak I wore my sneakers but I'm not a sneak My Adidas touched the sands of foreign lands with mic in hand I cold took command my Adidas and me close as can be, we make a mean team my Adidas and me, we get around together, rhyme forever and we won't be mad when we're caught in bad weather My Adidas.. -Run-DMC - Eric - Final Countdown
I bow at the feet of Eric's encyclopedic hip-hop knowledge. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
One more, my favorite verse from De La... I am Posdnous I be the new generation of slaves, here to make Papes to buy record exec rakes, for the pile of revenue I create, But I guess I don't get a cut because my rent's a month late, Product of a North Carolina cat who scratched the back of a pretty woman named Hattie, Who departed life just a little too soon and didn't see me grab the... more... - Eric - Final Countdown
"y'all know the name...pharoahe fucking monch ain't a damn thing changed." - chrisofspades from YouFeed
"even after all my logic and my theory, I add a mother fucker so you ignorant niggas hear me." - Lauryn Hill - chrisofspades from YouFeed
"I start to think, and then I sink into the paper, like I was ink. When I'm writing I'm trapped in between the lines. I escape, when I finish the rhyme." - Rakim - chrisofspades from YouFeed
So many more but it's too hard to type em out on my phone. - chrisofspades from YouFeed
"N**gas get mad, i get more butt than ashtrays/F*ck a fair one, I get mine the fast way, the ski mask way, do the ransom note, far from handsome, but damn a n**ga tote!" —Biggie Smalls, on the Craig Mack 'Flava in Ya Ear' Bad Boy remix - .LAG liked that
Give me a second Just to spell it out So Nobody can twist What I'm takin' about I don't Have to fake anything I feel Because We both know Every word is real" From Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Part 2 - Handsome Boy Modeling School - Anika
"Who is the king of these lewd, ludicrous, lucrative lyrics?/Who can inherit the title, and put the youth in hysterics?/Using his music to steer it, sharing his views and his merits, but there's a huge interference... they're saying you shouldn't hear it!" — Eminem, guesting on Jay-Z's "Renegade" - .LAG liked that
"Cos I’m Miss Scandalous, on a track so fat you can handle this Heat up the joint bodies caress. Hit boiling point and its time to undress Ladies look so envious Don’t step to me cos I be fearless careless And the girls them jealous Step out the first and into the next verse " Hai Hai - Punjabi Hit Squad (not exactly hip-hop, but Miss Scandalous broke it down.) - Anika
"Strength in metal and fiber optics Where mercenaries is paid to trade hot stock tips For profits, thirsty criminals take pockets Hard knuckles on the second hands of workin class watches Skyscrapers is collosus, the cost of living Is preposterous, stay alive, you play or die, no options" Respiration - Black Star - Anika
I go to sleep and wake up to a lyrical explosion. Keep 'em up folks. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
... I said a hip, hop, a hippy to the hippity, hip, hip hop and you don't stop the rockin' to the bang bang boogie, said up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogiedy beat --- Sugar Hill Gang "Rappers Delight" - blackChinahand
Fallin' back on the a** with a hellified gangsta lean, gettin' funky on the mic like an old batch of collared greens --- Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg "Nuthin' But A G Thang" - blackChinahand
Thinkin of a master plan/Got nuthin but sweat inside my hand/So I reach into my pocket all my money spent/So I dig deeper and keep comin up with lint/So I start my mission, leave my residence/Thinkin how could I get some dead presidents/I need money, I used to be a stickup kid/So I think of all the devious things I did!" —The R, "Paid In Full" - .LAG liked that
The Lord Chief Rocka, Number One, Chief Rocka/I'm the Chief Rocka, Number One, Chief Rocka... —Lords of the Underground, Chief Rocka... boom shaka laka! - .LAG liked that
"Honey check it out you got me mesmerized...with your black hair and your fat ass thighs..." - Anika
"So put a quarter in your ass cause you played yourself." - Victor Ganata
I am the king of boggle / there is none higher / got 11 points / from the word quagmire - iTad
I want to be free as the spirits of those who left/ I'm talkin' Malcolm, Coltrane, my man Yusuf/ through death through conception/ new breath and resurrection. -- Common, Be (intro). My favorite of the last 5 years, according to Last.fm - Jason Toney
Uh, remix, rising up out of the flames like a Phoenix/ Straining to carry the weight of my brain like a genius/ Knowing I'm sowing seeds, let's see whose thumb is the greenest/ If I said I mean it, I did it because I need it/ Eat, sleep it or bleed it, write it down and then read it/ Asphalt to the cement, your trash talk, delete it/ I blast off then lay 'em out like a Tempur-Pedic - Black Thought of The Roots, Doin' it Again. My favorite of the last 12 months according to Last.fm - Jason Toney
Ving ain't lie/ I done came through the block in everything that's fly/ I'm like, Che Guevara with bling on, I'm complex/ I never claimed to have wings on/ Nigga I get mine - by any means on whenever there's a drought/ Get your umbrellas out because, that's when I brainstorm/ You can blame Shawn, but I ain't invent the game/ I just rolled the dice, tryin to get some change/ And I do it... more... - Jason Toney
divin', deep into the groove of the ghetto / this downtown flavor shines from many angles/yes the notorious, with rhymes so glorious/the Manchu Monkey over flunkies is victorious/rappers be boring us with rhymes of conventional/dazed and amazed when they hear the three dimensional - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism) - Digable Planets - Anika
Eric, Jason, and tiffany win this thread! ;) - .LAG liked that
all good stuff ... and great thread idea ... brings me back - blackChinahand
Yes yes y'all (yes y'all!) / who got the vibe it's the Tribe y'all (Tribe y'all!) / real live y'all (live y'all!) / Inside outside come around... (who's that??) Browwwwwwwwn / Some may, I say, call me Charlie / The word is the herb and I'm deep like Bob Marley / Layback on the payback, [evolve rotate the gates?] CONTACT! / Can I get a hit? (HIT!) / Boom bip with a brother named Tip and... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
They got guns to my head / I think I'm goin' down / I can't believe it's happenin' in my hometown/ If I had wings I would fly / Let me contemplate / I glance in the cut and I see my homie Nate - Sixteen in the clip and one in the hole / Nate Dogg is about to make some bodies turn cold / Now they're droppin' and yellin' / It's a tad bit late / Nate Dogg and Warren G had to regulate. - Greg Schwartz
Now I'ma rap a rhyme with the greatest of ease / And swing it like the man on the flying trapeze / And if you don't like it, you grab on these / And now I need some help from the maestro please - Greg Schwartz
La-di-da-di, we like to party / We don't cause trouble, we don't bother nobody / We're, just some men that's on the mic / And when we rock upon the mic we rock the mic RIGHT / For all of y'all, keep y'all in health / Just to see you smile and enjoy yourself / Cause it's cool when you cause a cozy conditioning / Which we create, cause that's our mission / So listen close, to what we say / Because this type of shit happens everyday / Doug E. Fresh and MC Ricky D (aka Slick Rick) – “La Di Da Di” - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Futuristic, I'm killin 'em every synonym/Sendin' 'em back with syllable venom up in 'em/Too terrific, epitome of a pendulum/Digital rap, got animal stamina in 'em/Son your soul, and backbone were the clap come from (clap)/Action Jackson, matter-fact we/Move you from the front to the back see/Plug us up and then bump this new phat beat - Saturday Night - Ozomatli - Anika
not my favourite, but here's a recent punchline I really liked: "I am on that fly shit/ Fuck that, I'm orbiting/ My face is everywhere/ Fuck that, I'm Norbiting" - I Can Hear Your Feet (Sunrise) - Childish Gambino - Andrew C (✔)
Once upon a time, not long ago / Where people wore pajamas and lived life slow / Where laws were stern and justice stood / And people were behavin' like they ought to good / There lived a little boy who was misled / By another little boy and this is what he said / Me and you Tike, we're gonna make some cash / Robbin' old folks and makin' the dash / Slick Rick - “Children’s Story” - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery, flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me, battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics" Triumph - Wu Tang Clan (Inspectah Deck) - Adrian
Smooth B, notorious, glorious Knowledge is infinite, I live in a fortress I'm so astronomical, yet on a physical plane My body's just a shell, in control is my brain I strain to gain spirituality So I can finally be in unity Harmony with the all eye-seeing Supreme being Knower of histories and mysteries I'm mystic, also stylistic Not materialistic, simplistic Humble while others tumble,... more... - Jason Toney
I don't even believe in breathin'. I'm leavin' air in your lungs just to hear you keep screamin' for me to seep it. - Rahsheen
As I look up at the sky / My mind starts trippin, a tear drops my eye / My body temperature falls / I'm shakin and they breakin tryin to save the Dogg / Pumpin on my chest and I'm screamin / I stop breathin, damn I see deamons / Dear God, I wonder can ya save me / I can't die Boo-Boo's bout to have my baby / I think it's too late for prayin, hold up / A voice spoke to me and it slowly... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I spit it slow so these kids know that I'm talking to 'em / Give it back to these damn critics and sock it to 'em / I'm like a thug, with a little bit of Pac influence / I spew it, and look how I got you b*tches rocking to it / You motherf*ckers could NEVER do it like I could do it / Don't even try it, you'll look stupid, do NOT pursue it / Don't ever in your LIFE, try to knock the... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Had forgotten about this EPIC thread. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Mark H
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"Colin Jordan was a stalwart of British fascism during its post-war doldrums, and over the following decades he was involved in most of the right-wing parties that subsequently emerged and dissolved." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"When he married, it was not a traditional C of E job. Jesus, in Jordan’s view, was ‘the counterfeit Christ of the Christians’. Jordan was literally a Hitler-worshipper, declaring Der Führer a ‘messiah” and a ‘saviour’. He married the fiancé of fellow Hitlerite John Tyndal while he was in prison, leading to a falling out between the two men. Françoise Dior, was Christian Dior’s niece,... more... - Mark H
Holy crap. - Spidra Webster
Back when "I'm not racist, but..." was pronounced "I'm racist, and..." - Eivind
Mark H
I asked this earlier on other social networks with likes/faves but no answers so I'll ask here: if you're in a pub and someone - staff or punter - drops a glass does everyone else in the venue cheer loudly? This is typical in British pubs but I'm wondering if it's the same the world over.
Not common in Turkey. - O.S.M.
I think "Cheer Loudly" would be default behavior in American Bar as well #nottthatIhavemuchexperiencinbarsyouunderstand - WarLord
I've never experienced it, with everyone cheering loudly. At house parties, or when out with a group, the group may say something like "Party foul", or "That's alcohol abuse." But it doesn't apply to everyone in the room, just the group. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I think it'd be more likely to happen amongst a group of friends - "smooth move!" But when you don't know the person, you're more polite. - Spidra Webster
Interesting. I think, over here, amongst friends you keep quiet and are typically British and embarrassed into silence because one of your group has drawn attention in some way whereas when it's another group or, more likely, someone behind the bar then we engage "British Abroad" mode and go full loud-mouth-yob-shout-loud-point-laugh at them. - Mark H
I'm representative of some but the people to really ask are college boys...they may well do that. - Spidra Webster
I've been places (not specifically bars, but small restaurants/dinners) where everyone kind of goes "OOOH!" but not in a mean way. Other times someone yells "clean up!" - Heather
From my SoCal experience, it depends on the pub. In the fun ones, you'll get cheers. In the ones that cater to foodies & other boring people, you hear gasps and there's rubbernecking. - Anika
I've witnessed more what Heather described in bars (or anywhere) than anything else. More sympathetic than otherwise. - Anne Bouey
I've personally hollered "job opening!" in jest and I've heard cheering on occasion in rowdier places. Better than making the wait staff feel embarrassed about it, right? - Jenny H. from Android
Why would a pub hire a football punter? - Joe
In my pub-going days, shouting and applause and warm mockery were the standard. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
The role of the punter is to kick a small thing through a large gap some variable distance away. The question you've got to ask, Joe, is why a pub wouldn't hire someone to do this. - Mark H
True. - Joe
+ - Amir
It was once common in diners in the Midwest US to applaud. It was in the army mess too. - Michael W. May
Mazel tov! - Mike Nencetti
Cheers with this common in Scotland too! - Son of Groucho
I think most Norwegians will pretend not to notice to lessen the embarrassment for the dropper. We may even feel a little bit of the embarrassment ourselves. At least during the first ten pints. - Eivind
Kol Tregaskes
Steven, you're already on my list... eh in my circle. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you to my circles. - Friar Will
Clicking the plus.google.com link above in mobile safari for iPad redirects me to https://m.google.com/app... - Chuck Kahn
Thanks Will-burr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Already on my list. :-) What do you think of it? I'm really liking it. - Kol Tregaskes
Seems exactly like Facebook. Not terribly exciting. - Vezquex
The big difference between Facebook and Google+ (that I can see from a very quick look) is that you can share to certain groups of friends instead of ALL of them. And that you can create many groups. The Sparks feature looks very interesting and I really do like the UI. - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol, sharing with specific groups of friends possible with Facebook. You can list your friends and then hide a post from lists or show it only to those lists. - batuhan icoz
Sounds long-winded? Either way I prefer Google+ over Facebook (a lot more) but I'm not sure it's as good as FriendFeed. Saying that I think it's only time I'll move to Google+. Like I say a lot on here, it's all down to the people and I see a LOT of FriendFeeders over there there already. The features are important too (though secondary) and I hear the Google dev team are adding new things all the time. - Kol Tregaskes
there's a way to invite people actually... - Alb. [CHIUSO]
Alb, there appears to be many sites posting workarounds but every time Google plugs the hole. What way have you found that works? - Kol Tregaskes
i was invited in with a message sent from within g+ to my gmail account. - Alb. [CHIUSO]
Yes. From g+, you can share a message with a single gmail account and this gives him/her access. Sometimes, it doesn't arrive immediately, - PaperDoll
/getalife - LANjackal
I don't have one yet. I'm lost at the trailing edge of technology. - Nick B.
You've been able to create groups of Facebook friends to selectively share for a while. They just don't make it intuitive to use. (edit - I see Batuhan already said this). It's under Friends -> Create a list. - Nick B.
Nick, ah. Never used it. Google+ makes it a doddle. - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol, check out http://circlehack.com :) - batuhan icoz
Batuhan, yeah I've seen that. It took FB that long and Google+ to appear to get them to make that. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Looks like I already have you in my circles, Bryan. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol yes indeed. How do you like Google+ so far? - BRҰANSAҰS
Bryan, it's amazing service. Not been this excited about a new service since, well FriendFeed. :-) About about yourself? - Kol Tregaskes
luv it how they all talk about google+ , but on FF - hey take you g+ talk into your G-spot.. I mean G-cricle and talk away - Peter Dawson
Kol, I'm luving it so far. Can't wait till its out of invite only. - BRҰANSAҰS
Me too. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Ryan. - Kol Tregaskes
Still no invite! :( - Son of Groucho
Boo, Google are slow with new invites atm. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm exhausted, now. Just went through and checked all of the profiles listed so far; adding any I was missing to my FFers circle over there. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Me too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I think I have you all in one or more of my circles now. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Steve. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks guys. - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you you two. - Kol Tregaskes
I know we're connected already: http://zoblue.com/+ ;) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Was Fossil Huntress now Heidi Henderson - Fossil Huntress
Mary Baum. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Zulema, yes we are. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Heidi, Mary, perhaps post your URLs here? - Kol Tregaskes
If you are after an invite then get over to here: http://bit.ly/kolgplusinvite - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Justin. - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
I don't hide the fact that Google+ is my favourite social network after FriendFeed. I really, really hope you try Google+. It's improved a lot since it first launched and the Communities are just like FriendFeed Rooms. - Kol Tregaskes
I would suggest this is the best place for FFers: https://plus.google.com/communi... - Kol Tregaskes
This is after all the All Things Google group and Google+ is a Google product. Not sure why there is so much reluctance to use Google+ - Michael Norris
Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to add me. Don't forget about the Flickr Photography group here: http://friendfeed.com/flickr-... And there is also a FriendFeed Flickr group here: http://www.flickr.com/groups... #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
سلتون تو دوباره پریدی وسط بحث یه عده بزرگتر؟ :))))) - I /-\li
http://www.flickr.com/photos... please require to be added to see my photos :D - Hoka Hey
I'm subbing everyone as I go. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I can't believe who I've missed here, thanks for the links! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.flickr.com/photos... Not much activity lately, thou. - Marcos
Andy, 2? That's just greedy, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, once again, thanks for helping us all connect. There are some great photographers on FF. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Now that I'm going through and adding all of these people I'm discovering that Flickr needs a grouping functionality for contacts. - Kenton
I don't need to mention it here. You can just mouse over me to find out. The power of FriendFeed. - Nick B.
Wow, Nick. Way to play along. - Rochelle
I looked at at least two pages of every user who posted. I just started learning, so I bookmarked about 20 pages that I'll be coming back to. This was nice, thanks! - Ryan Massie
Feel free to add me: http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Milton Ramirez - Milton Ramirez
A great thread. I do believe that I have subscribed to ya'll. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
http://www.flickr.com/photos... awesome thread! will have to check everyone out [I work there] - Criz
http://flickr.com/photos... (NSFW if you have safesearch turned off) - Michael Hocter
http://www.flickr.com/photos... . The quality of my stream varies depending on inspiration, if you're browsing I suggest my 25 most interesting images: http://www.flickr.com/photos... and my personal favorites: http://www.flickr.com/photos... - Niklas Morberg
Http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaymeephoto - Chad McCoskey from iPhone
Thanks for all the links! I'll be going through them all today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
wow, thats a lot of flickrs LOL well, thanks to you I went to flickr and set up my url.. I was amazed this was available http://www.flickr.com/photos... - David Gross
Thank you all! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Couldn't find the page, Soner. - Kol Tregaskes
Cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you everyone! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Great shots, G. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
/micahwittman - Micah
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
http:///www... - I haven't updated it, photo-wise for a long time, since I was getting dangerously close to exceeding the 200 item limit. - Tyson Key
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
This is me: flickr.com/photos/vestigialconsciousness/ - Parth Awasthi
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
What is your Last.fm URL? Add me here if you like: http://www.last.fm/user...
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Don't forget about the FriendFeed group on Last.fm too, more details here: http://ff.im/62vKL #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Cool, thanks, Nicholas. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I was gonna say...doesn't the FF group on Last.fm take care of this? - Spidra Webster
I finally found one person on my friends' list who we are "Very High" - Shevonne
MWM has a last.fm group at last.fm that you may want to check out - RAPatton from iPhone
Low? Strange, I like (and listen to) most of your top artists. http://www.last.fm/user... - Marcos
I think you befriended me on it, but mine's http://last.fm/user/vmlemon. - Tyson Key
Crud - dropped this on the wrong FF post. Ah well! Sorry to whomever I apparently spammed! http://www.last.fm/user... - Ciaoenrico
And frankly, I like adding friends with whom I have a low compatibility. It helps me hear music I never would have found in the first place. I never would have listened to a lot of my favorite music if someone hadn't said, "just try it." - Ciaoenrico
Heh, "Music you have in common includes ABBA and Depeche Mode"... - Tyson Key
Last.fm profile exchange? I'm at http://www.last.fm/user... - Czar
Haggis, your link didn't work. - Kol Tregaskes
Fossil Huntress, you have the highest compatibility so far. Low but still the highest. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
ABBA and Depeche Mode are killer. Whose said that? Whom should I be friending there? :) - Ciaoenrico
No me. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Czar, yep basically it is. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Your musical compatibility with koltregaskes is Very Low. Music you have in common includes Sneaker Pimps, Hybrid, Snake River Conspiracy, VAST and The Boxer Rebellion. (that's because I listen to a lot of obscure stuff) http://www.last.fm/user/app103 - April Russo (FForever!)
http://www.last.fm/listen... BTW, I send my Blip.FM feed to Last.FM. I fell asleep several times while listening to Blip, so there's some music in there that I don't necessarily like. But, for the most part, it's mine. - Michael Fidler
user/tofu916 I LoVe last.fm! - Tofu De la Moore from BuddyFeed
http://www.last.fm/user... - I'm going to leave it playing scrobbing my 5 stars over lunch so it can log some of my favourite tracks - Toby Graham
http://www.last.fm/user... - I share a lot of my "love it" back to twitter by funneling through here :-) - Courtney Engle
I've listed my top 25ish songs of the moment here: http://ff.im/6diug if anyone is interested. - Kol Tregaskes
If I played my 'best of the best' playlist one day would anyone be interested? It's 45 songs and iTunes tells me it's 4 hours. I can post a FF message when I start and finish and you can check the tunes out. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks for all the friends request BTW, I work up this morning to 30 of them in my inbox. :-) I've added you all. - Kol Tregaskes
Glenn, I get a high compatibility with you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I am going to add you right now...I am http://last.fm/user... :O) - Harold Cabezas
Don't use it as much as I used to, but it's -> http://www.last.fm/user... - Matthew Horton
I barely use last.fm as a site - but I scrobble all the time. Like everywhere else I am finalcut there. - Bill Rawlinson
Bill, that's pretty much what I do. What's your URL? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you!! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Last.fm/user/iMJR - Matt Ruiz
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
hi! http://last.fm/user/legaria I frankly don't see the value in adding friends there though ??' - Franc, a rememberer
Franc, you can recommendations and more choice in your Neighbourhood radios stations. - Kol Tregaskes
Welp. Ya'll have been friended and oddly enough I only had 4 with high compatibility. Lucky for me that means there is a lot more music our there that I need to be turned on to. Thanks, Kol! :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
oh. I get it, thanks Kol. I'm still finding my way through it. - Franc, a rememberer
I signed up back in 2005: http://www.last.fm/user... Not using it anymore since they pulled that stunt. Scrobbling to http://alpha.libre.fm/user... - Morgaine LeFaye
Bumping this post after seeing the new Friend Finder on Last.fm. - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Micah
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now) - http://flickr.com/photos...
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now)
1.05 (670/633) - Micah from Bookmarklet
Can you remind me again where to find those stats? - Brian Johns
Brian, go to "Me" link (http://friendfeed.com/brianjo...) which defaults to the Feed tab. Look at the sidebar on the right, below Discussion. - Micah
0.75 (926/1226) - still relatively new here - mikepk
I only see my stats for the last week (17/14 = 1.21) Please tell me your 670 number is for more than just a week! - Brian Johns
1.44 (566/391) for brianjohns (after week tally you should see a comma then 'all time' count - I can see it on your page) - Micah
OK, sorry. I'm a total dumbass. I stopped reading after the weekly totals... - Brian Johns
3.74, which seems way off of everybody else's. I wonder what that says. I comment a lot more than I like. - Cyrus Lendvay
FFers use FF with their own strategy or simply default tendencies. The ratio is an interesting snapshot of behaviour. Thanks for joining in everyone, hope more keep flowing in. - Micah from twhirl
0.79 - Brian Roy
0.77 - Shey
0.76 - FFing Enigma
1.39. - Rochelle
1.61 - I only 'like' when I want to throw my support behind a topic but don't have anything constructive to add. - Bjorn Stromberg
5.08 (3181/626) ! - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
0.66 - I tend to 'like' things without needing to comment further, I guess, and I notice I usually like the things upon which I comment. Well, frequently. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
.39 (2457/6242) I guess I don't comment much. I do 'like' a lot of things, it would seem. - Bren
0.62 then again i have over 11,000 comments - Cee Bee
1.23 (5287/4229) - I am put to shame by Cee Bee's participation, good grief! - Lindsay
@Cee Bee I think you meant 0.62 - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
1.27 (902/705) - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
yes, thanks for the correction. lindsay, you're making me feel bad. lol - Cee Bee
0.8576, I only like mostly when I'm going to comment - Molly Song ;)
1.55 endlessly repeating. This Like/Comment included. - Dana D
before this comment: .69 I kid you not. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
So far: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81 ... (if you average 1 comment per like, you'd be 1.0 ... if you're 0.xx you might herd content more than discuss ... if you're whole numbers above 1 you may not 'like' much or discuss plenty or both) - Micah
CSV_A: 1.05,0.75,1.44,0.81,3.74,0.79,0.77,0.67,0.77,0.76,1.39,1.8,1.61,1.12,0.141,5.08,2.41,0.66,.39,0.62,.62,1.27,0.8576,1.551,0.69 - Micah
1.83 - Grant Bierman
I tend to like allot of photos which really don't need comments. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
InPerpetualMotion(Gina k), I really liked this 'Like' of yours (in a series of pics, so I flickr fav'd it): http://friendfeed.com/e... and commented. Thanks! - Micah
.37 1002/2708 - Michael Fidler
this is what scobes walls would like if he didnt have FF - sean percival
I haven't seen Marc Canter's fabled fence (just heard about it), but I imagine this but on wood pickets :) - Micah
This week: 2.48 (1162:467) but this is not the norm, my likes usually match or are higher than comments, overall: 0.95 (14228:14846). - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Michael, Kol! I'll recalculate average/median when we build up some more data points here. - Micah
1.03 748/723 - Keith - @tsudo
.68 6986/10194 Someone wrote a great article on the comment-like ratio a few months ago. Search on FriendFeed is crashing on me... I'll try to get the link. - Mitchell Tsai
Thanks Mitchell (btw, search crashing on me too - lots) - Micah
1316 comments/20221 likes (0.06), according to Windows Calculator, although I probably screwed up. - Tyson Key
*bump* - Micah
Thanks, Mark! - Micah
Thanks Spidra! - Micah
0.95 (1520/1604) - it's 2+ months later, and my ratio flipped (more Likes by .05) - Micah
.7 (1204/1724) - before this comment at least. - Rachel Lea Fox
Thanks, Rachel! - Micah
3.46 (3665/1057) before this comment and like. - Kevin Fox
Thanks, Kevin. 3+ is quite the comment on your commenting activities :) - Micah
I've got stuff to say. - Kevin Fox
3.98 (900/226) - Richard Lawler
1.02 (3538/3484) for sofarsofarshaun - Micah
.34 (600/1747, not counting this comment) - Michael Hocter
Thank you, Siavash and Michael - Micah
.52 overall, but .68 this week. - Rebecca Lasley
Nice, thanks Rebecca. - Micah
1.31 - Rahsheen
0.56 - imabonehead
Rah and imabonehead - rock on! (Richard too!) - Micah
0.16 - Anne Bouey
4.62 (287/62) -- Yikes! I'm chatty. - Ted Roden
Thank you kindly, Anne, jcunwired and Ted. - Micah
2.63 - Bryce Roney
Thanks for joining in, Bryce. - Micah
.15 all time, .13 this week. - Alix May
Thank you, Alix and David! (and Alix, you're tied with Siavash for the Highest Like ratio. Wow). - Micah
2.94 - j1m
Thank you, j1m. Ok, I'm gonna roll this up into a csv and call it a night. - Micah
CSV_B: 0.95,0.7,3.46,3.98,1.02,0.15,0.34,0.52,1.31,0.56,0.16,1.39,4.62,2.63,0.15,0.52,2.94 - Micah
this week = 0.45%, alltime = 6.43% - chaz2b
CSV_B Mean: 1.49 (previous mean for CVS_A: 1.27) - Micah
Of course the numbers can easily lie, but I'm gonna say it anyway: "We're getting more conversational, people!" - Micah
0.49 (493/988) - Bluesun 2600
816 / 2502 = 0.326139089 overall | 50 / 233 = 0.214592275 this week I like much more than I comment. (maths via google) - Chris Loft
3026/5013 = 0.6036 - Roger Chen
chaz2b, Bluesun 2600, Roger, Nicholas — thank you! - Micah
5.25 but I don't know what this *means, yet. maybe I'm just stingy with my "likes" compared to others? - Marg Uerite
Thanks jamar78 and Marg! - Micah
A recent change in FF: now the comment count shows total number of comments (previously multiple comments in one thread only counted as one) http://friendfeed.com/e... so all the numbers above are from the old methodology.... - David HC Soul
My new ratio: 0.76 all time (old methodology .52).... this week 1.39 - David HC Soul
*bump* - Micah
1.26 (2965/2346) - Micah
Thanks, Glen and pea! - Micah
Looks like my ratio as flipped again (comments back to dominating again). Seems to match my own awareness I've lately been commenting without Liking (commenting is my inherent recognition of value to me and the additional Like is when it merits an extra bump to help discovery by others). - Micah
.38 - Ryan Dadey
Ryan, I have to say, that's one high caliber ratio ;) - Micah
An update it's .44 which is an improvement from .36 - Michael Fidler
2.94 1040/354 I have likes set to post to twitter automatically, so I'm careful with them. :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
0.85 - Steven Perez
0.73 up from 0.66 on Jan 08 - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
0.37 for the week past, 0.45 on the whole. - Parth Awasthi
Michael, Anthony, Ahsan, guruvan Steven, sıɹɥɔ and Parth - thanks for dropping in your stats! - Micah
5.81 i'm not using it as does everyone else here. that is fer sure. - Marg Uerite
Ahsan, huh, I'd never considered that. - Micah
17942/30571=.59 - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, thank you, sir. - Micah
ALmost 2:1 exactly. - Amani
Much obliged, Amani. - Micah
3062/5777 you do the maths. - Will Higgins™
.53 (3062/5777) for Will Higgins #math-on-demand-services - Micah
Thank you, amin/gnu - Micah
1.45 (4374/3026) - Micah
0.92 now. I think the movie reviews have been getting me closer to a 1 to 1 ratio. - Steven Perez
Steven, yep, you were a 0.85 in April. - Micah
2.10 now ... - Amani
0.97 now. - Eric Johnson
Amani, so your comments have climbed a bit. - Micah
Thanks, Eric. - Micah
yes, but i am not consciously "not liking" things - Amani from IM
Probably, just chattier then :) - Micah
I'm down from 7.16 to 6.94 :-) - Ken Sheppardson
the live NBA playoff threads have ALOT to do with it. - Amani from IM
Ken, the FCC may be interested to explore how your "I'm down" may be offensively self-deprecating ;) - Micah
.56 eeep, must try harder - Threepwood
4.52. I don't bother to like things I've commented on, since commenting already flags it as interesting. - Andy Bakun
0.46 (1698/3638) - Glenn Slaven
Threepwood, Andy, Glenn - thanks (Andy, that's my mo too; then I'll Like if it warrants a "double vote"). - Micah
1.31 (4,471/3,401) - Karoli
Thanks, Karoli. And the both of us have a _very_ similar ratio and absolute numbers. wow. - Micah
Thanks, Ryo! - Micah
Andy, scroll upward and you'll see a couple calculations from before (January: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81) - Micah
In March the Mean was: 1.49 - Micah
1.021276595744680851063829787234042553191489361702127659... via Wolfram Alpha - tom murphy
Thanks, tom. And though a bit verbose, your friend Wolfram is resourceful :D - Micah
0.55 (254/444) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Thank you, Willem. - Micah
In April you were 0.97, so you're liking more / commenting less. - Micah
1.88 (779/414) - Ton Zijp
Thanks, Ton. - Micah
0.43 (3597/8305). - Parth Awasthi
0.74 (1970/2667) - Kristin of Two Everything
And thank you Parth, Scott. - Micah
Parth, compared to your April numbers, you've been consistent. - Micah
Thanks, Rick! - Micah
.54 (4148/7674) Updated! - Michael Fidler
Rick, you mean that face with glasses I photoshopped tint into with an apparently disembodied arm which is actually very much attached to my eldest son? It's mostly just me :) - Micah
Thanks, Michael. Yes, you have a rising tide of comment percentage (oh, wow, you were one of the originals from January - cool!) - Micah
1.82 from 798 comments / 438 likes - David Damore
Thanks, nivé and David! - Micah
2027/1594 = 1.27 - Brome
0.58 - Marc Dong
2.9 (3,242/1,116) mhhh.. time to straighten my use of FF a bit.. thanks for this entry - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Brome, Marc and Thierry - thank you! - Micah
Thierry - yeah, 2.9 is fairly high - got to pick the pace on like side :) [but hey, whatever works for you is fine] - Micah
1.91 - MiniMage
Thank you Nicholas and MiniMage! - Micah
Yeah, that's a decent upward rise in comments, Nicholas. - Micah
.6 (6,000/10,000) 3rd update - Now it's time to flip this on its head. My goal is to have (16,000/16,000) next time I post here. Regardless of what happens, I'm just looking forward to the next 10,000 comments, likes, posts, and new relationships I make here. It's all good! - Michael Fidler
1.76 (7539/4290) My commenting habits haven't chanced much, but it felt like I clicked Like a lot less, and this ratio confirms that for me. - Micah
It's that time again. - Micah
Thanks, Laura! (you're a 50-caliber gal!) - Micah
0.64 - Imabug
Thank you, Imabug. - Micah
4.67 (I'm greedy :p) - directeur
0.99 - Steven Perez
About 1:2 comment to likes at this time - RAPatton from iPod
.63 - metalerik
Thanks Imabug, directeur, Steven, RAPatton, Jim, Brent and metalerik! - Micah
0.78 - Pete D
.82 as of right now. edit: on January 8th it was 0.39 -- when I saw that, I decided to make more of an effort to comment. When I hit 10k "likes" I decided I wouldn't "like" anything else until I also had 10k comments. - Bren
And thank you Jimminy, Pete, Bren and Penguin! - Micah
2.47 as of right now. - Jonas, Leper of FF
Micah, are you doing something with these numbers? If so sounds interesting. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
0.58 - Absentee
Jimminy, I'm copyrighting every single number. It's kind of a honeypot ;) Actually, it was curiosity mostly, but I also hope to build a sampling (small and self-selecting as it may be) for anyone who might want to analyze it. - Micah
Jonas, James and Kurt - thanks you! - Micah
You're welcome. I hope the results do some good. :-) - Absentee
.31. I have almost 4 times as many likes as comments. - edythe
Thank you edythe and Eric! - Micah
195/245 makes 0.8 rounded not including this one which would be 196/245 making 0.8 unrounded, - tom murphy
Thanks, Tom. - Micah
1.98 (588/297) - Bryan Zirkel
1.67 (19,550/11,684) - Mitchell Tsai
Bryan, Mitchell and Jeff P. - thanks, guys! - Micah
1.18 - it's always been close to 1, since day one, for some reason. - Laura Norvig
Wow, Penguin is a prolific liker! - Laura Norvig
2.67 (875/328) - Nathalie
Thank you, Nathalie! - Micah
Thanks, Spidra and Mark! - Micah
0.49 - Jammy Lee
Jammy and Mathew, thank you very much. - Micah
I don't know I just like that picture - Brian Hendrickson
.40 - Ben Hanten
Mine was exactly 2:1 about a week ago. Did a screenshot when I had 2,000 comments and 1,000 likes. - Joe from iPod
SuezanneC, Brian, B E N and Joe - thank you all very much! - Micah
Joe, it's like see the odometer click through a nice round number - it's just inexplicably engaging. :) - Micah
1.40, nearly the square root of two. - Vezquex
Thanks, Raphael and Andy! - Micah
12.23 (844 / 69 ) I guess I take my likes seriously ;) - Chris Myles
Wow I didn't realize I was so out of whack!! 12.23 that's got to be a record (and I don't even import my feeds with the summary as a comment)!! - Chris Myles
Thanks JA, Chris (wow, 12+ is unusual :), Serkan and Nine! - Micah
Micah.. I told you I take my likes seriously; ). You *might* want to ask (in a separate post) what percentage of likes were used to "bookmark" a post or save it for later VS actually "liking it". I NEVER used like for that.. but I did use a private group that if filled with my own topics (and comments).. - Chris Myles
1.78 (8529/4782) - Micah
Likes are down relative to comments, which matches my much lower frequency of liking. I'm a more selective liker than ever. - Micah
I don't think I could argue that any particular kind of ratio is "best", because if Lurkers like to Lurk and cultivate (via Likes) and the Chatty-ites love to chat, to pump out much many more comments than Likes, each can be happy and make for a great social experience. - Micah
383/372 - Ashish
'Just clicking "Like" seems too easy' — Jason, that's because you're from the Chatty-ite tribe :) - Micah
Thanks, ashish. - Micah
wow, what a difference time makes, when i 1st posted on this thread, 6.43%, now = 1.25%, for a 5.18% difference, :o (and this is the earliest post to date i've recovered of my activity on ff) - chaz2b
chaz, I think there's been a big fluctuation for most people (maybe not that much). This is the oldest post on which you commented that you've recovered? - Micah
When I first saw this: 1.91 Sept 28: 1.94 - MiniMage
536 comments in the last month has me at .8736...still creeping toward 1.00 - Bren
Thanks, MiniMage (2x participant!), Bren (3x!) and Shannon (your inaugural visit!) - Micah
Thank you, SustainedEuphoria. - Micah
Thanks, Mark. - Micah
1.45 - Brett Kelly
Thanks, Brett :) - Micah
5.67 all time. Second highest ratio on here. Woot! I love to talk. - Kevin L
Thank you both, Kevin and mridul (the two of you balance it each well :) - Micah
1.80 (10,189 / 5,666) [compared to Likes, my Comments still continue to rise] - Micah
1.02 (10323/10161) - Bren
.5666 currently (30,084/53,093) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks, Bren. - Micah
Thank you, Alex :) - Micah
that was my third post... It's interesting to see how the number has changed. of course, I manipulated the number to a degree, because I stopped "liking" things for a while... - Bren
Bren, the other thing that can seriously throw off someone's stats is a feed that upon each item it imports adds a comment automatically. - Micah
true. that can seriously inflate comment stats, of course. Then you have someone like RAPatton, who posts a gazillion comments, in part because of his playlist posts where he will list each song in a separate comment. I found, after this post in fact, that I tended to "like" things much more frequently than comment on them, that I was lurking instead of participating. I have changed the way I use ff rather considerably, and I think for the better. - Bren
Thanks, Sarah, Tutivillus. - Micah
1.19 - Joe Bonner
Micah this is like 11 months ago, I see you have almost doubled your rate. lets make a graph for everybody now, :) - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
Quick, someone write a greasemonkey script to inline some google charts! (tap-tap-tap...wut? don't look at me ;) - Micah
Thanks, Joe. And you thank you, Mahmood :) - Micah
Thanks, Glen! Your comments in the ratio have gone up too. - Micah
1.70 (it was 1.41 on Jan 8) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WorldofHiglet, thank you :) The comments are strong in this one. - Micah
0.64 (2,589/4,051) - Chieze Okoye
0.58 - Thomas Page
Chieze and Thomas - thank you! - Micah
*bumpage* - Micah
So, Micah, we never did find out what you were doing with this info.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.27 (5637/20234) - I only see a couple people lower than me. - John (bird whisperer)
4.06 (747/184) - Jan Ole Peek
WoH, World Domination. - Micah
Rene, John and Jan - thank you, all three! :) - Micah
0.97 (6,694/6,929) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Thank you J., Jimminy and آقای تلخک :) - Micah
2.23 - Paola Bonomo
0.71 (8,200/11,551) updated - Michael Fidler
0.03 (284 / 10378)! - Daniel Rowley
Thanks Paola, Michael, Artemko, J. and Daniel! - Micah
*thanks Christopher thoroughly* - Micah
14.86 (1442/97) I'm going the wrong way!! - Chris Myles
1.77 (11831/6622) - Micah
0.56 (2059/3703) - Joel Webber
0.89 (1,766/1,986) - chrisofspades
Thanks, Joel and Chris! - Micah
In 4 days it will be 1 year since my first recorded stat here. My comments/like were almost a 1:1 ratio then. Now comments are almost double likes for me. - Micah
jamar78, same trend for you, it looks. :) - Micah
1.00 a year later. {edit -- screwed it up the first time. not telling what I did.} - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks, Jim! - Micah
.52 this year. - LB needs a hero!
Thank you, Laura =) - Micah
75,415 comments/1,286 likes = 58.64 - i wish the auto inserted comments didn't get counted... the true number is probably much much close ot my number of likes - Chris Heath
1.09 (11910/10953) - Bren
1.97%. thanks again micah, this has been a great metric to measure my first year here on ff. As the year went (this being the first record of me being here that i've found): , 6.43%:1.25%:1.97% - chaz2b
Chris, Bren, thank you. And chaz2b, thank you too - glad it's a special marker for you. :) - Micah
1.79 (13620/7618) - Micah from iPhone
0.91 - Bruce Lewis
0.13 - Morton Fox
1.69 now (1.70 on Nov 10th and 1.41 on Jan 8, 2009) - - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.23 - Mark H
Thanks Bruce, Morton, Higlet, Brent and Mark! - Micah from iPhone
How is this thread doing in the longest-lived-ff-comment-thresds-ever contest? - j1m
5.76 right now - Kevin L
0.53 - Rodfather
j1m, I wonder how many threads over a year old are regularly updated by an asoetment of users. - Micah from iPhone
Kevin, Cecily and Rodfather - thanks! - Micah from iPhone
1.49 (2,222/1488) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"I must not ask Micah questions" written out a bajillion times.... :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOL @Higlet - Correct. (but Brent, you can also ask the Mathematics Dept of West Bohemian University in Pilsen, Czech http://www.fav.zcu.cz/en... [via http://maisonbisson.com/blog... ]) - Micah
0.32 (2011/6291) Looks like I need to comment more. =) - Beau Liening
Thank you, Beau. And, by stating you want to comment more you're already helping the cause :) - Micah
2.09329564 (10366:4952) I don't think that I'm the norm here - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
*bump* - It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.71 (16,017/9,357) - Micah
0.91 (13,933/15,222) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
2.66 - Marissa
1.48 (2,469/1,669) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, Jimminy, Marissa and Daryl. :) - Micah
1.21 - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! - Micah
1.10 (4874/4448) - DGentry
2.13(7957/3734) - Melanie Reed
Thank you, Denton, Glen and Melanie! - Micah
63.58 (97,534/1,534) -- interesting that my last three digits are the same there, eh? (note, i already posted a month or two ago when i first saw this thread) - Chris Heath
Thanks, Chris! - Micah
0.87 (3770/4312), so I'm either getting more commenty or less likey. [0.74 (1970/2667) was what I previously reported back in June] - Kristin of Two Everything
Thanks Scott, pea and T. Brent. - Micah
Brent, interesting. Look forward to more commentary. :) - Micah
1433/1161 = 1.23 - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.19 (5132/4316) - Ruchira S. Datta
Thank you, cdogzilla and Ruchira! - Micah
0.94(15045/15978) 0.83, (28.August.2009); 0.97, (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (17.April.2010); 0.94, (11.May.2010). - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.65 (18,070 / 10,970) - Micah
*bump* It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.05 (1710/1625) - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.66 here. Chattyites 4ever! - Lo
Thanks cdogzilla and Lo! - Micah
Last year my comments were around 7000 and likes around 2500, for a ratio of 2.80. I consciously chose to do more liking over the last year. As of today my comments number 10,782 and likes number 7,666, for a ratio of 1.41. - Stephen Mack
Jason, Stephen - cool. Thanks for keeping updated here. :) - Micah
Thanks, RG - Micah
1.03. Micah you've made over 18000 comments since you first posted this. - chrisofspades
0.76 (3,624/4,766) Egad that's only .1 improvement since 2009-01-08 :-P but at least it's moving in the right direction. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
3.25 No wonder I always had to stand in the hall in school for talking ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Still right at 1:1. W00t. - Jim #teamFFrank
1.15 (14662/12739) - Bren
chrisofspades, crazy isn't it. :) - Micah
kima, tortoise wins and all that ;) Thanks, Shannon. Jim, you have maintained balanced in the force you have. Thanks, Bren. - Micah
2.33 :( my new yr's resolution was to "like" more, imma not doing sucha good job, :( - chaz2b
Thanks, Mark, and chaz, you'll get there. :) - Micah
1.61 (20,661 / 12,818) - Micah
*BUMP* - It's that time again. THANKS! - Micah
1.76 (15,652/8,886) - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny and hollyrai! - Micah
Thank you, Glen. - Micah
0.77 - Steven Perez
0.31 (14566/47299) - John (bird whisperer)
John, you're a 'liking' fool! :D - Jenny
Apparently I'm the human version of FALOB - John (bird whisperer)
Ha! (and thanks, John) - Micah
Double ha! - Jenny
Thank you Steven. - Micah
2.28 - Jesse Stay
1.66 (updated) - Eric - Final Countdown
Thanks Scott, Jesse, Eric and holly! - Micah
58,144/3,749=15.509, basically due to multiple feed imports. - Daniel Mietchen
*BUMP* - Micah
1.60 (22,066/13,819) - Micah
:) @Jason. - Micah
0.69 - Absentee
0.76 - Steven Perez
slightly off of my usual this time: 1.01 - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks James, Steven and Jim "STAY-ON-TAR-GET" Jannotti. :) - Micah
.98(20,405/20,834) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.36 (20684/15224) - Bren from iPhone
Thank you, Jimminy, Greg and Bren! - Micah
1.88 (21954/11691) Chatty Cathy, apparently. - Jenny
11289/9010 = 1.25 (wonder if some comments are from imported feeds) - Mike Chelen
Thanks Jenny and Mike. :) - Micah
Sorry - Micah .... but the math is just too complicated :) - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, I'm make it simple. I'll do the talking, you drive the get-away car—we'll split it even: 80/20. - Micah
Damn, More Homework. - Brent - Yes I am
including this comment (119,119C/1677L) ... 71.03 - Chris Heath
1.21 - Joe Bonner
1.56 (24,076/15,472) - Micah
*BUMP* - it's that time again. Also, I passed 24K comments recently. - Micah
Thanks, Micahel. - Micah
113,457 comments / 166,887 likes = .68 - RAPatton
2.02 (31627/15675) I need to start liking more and shut the hell up. - Jenny
1:1.618, of course. - Josh Haley from iPhone
2.60 - Jack&Cleo
I was waiting for that from you, Mr. Haley. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Those are some heavy hitter numbers there, RAPatton. Thanks. :) - Micah
I've been on FF for a long time, Michah, because I am really, really old. - RAPatton
LOL Josh. These aren't the maths you looking for. [lateral hand wave] - Micah
Jenny, do not take your own advice; not advisable. - Micah
Thanks, Jack & Cleo. - Micah
RAPatton, you're not old—you triple-comment-excerpt every bookmarklet post :)) - Micah
Cristo, this post is an ancient relic. Handle with care. - Micah
0.13 - Morton Fox
Okay, Micah. <----I had to resist the urge not to post that because I know it's going to up my comment count. ;) - Jenny
But how many of those primordial, high interest posts are still active. Uh huh. :) - Micah
Thanks, Morton. BTW, when you posted in February, it was exactly 0.13 also. - Micah
Jenny, resistance is futile; embrace the rising tide of comments. - Micah
Comments are more difficult and time consuming than Likes. I'd be happy about a high comment:likes ratio except that many are surely imported from feeds, while every Like is manual. - Mike Chelen
it has changed to 2.2256 now as Sep, 6 2010.Labor Day. :) I added the date for future references. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
IN HONOUR OF DERRICK'S 100,000th LIKE: http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... - Micah
1.54 (25,102/16,257) - Micah
Thanks, Alex. - Micah
2.29.... 26 HR, 89 RBI - .LAG liked that
.15 on March 21, 2009. Now .19. - Alix May
Thanks, MarkJ, .LAG and Alix! :) - Micah
Thank you, Deepak! - Micah
1.47 (24757/16749) - Bren
I make a lot of comments but no one like me, so I guess the ratio is infinite or undefined. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
1.45 (29653/20444) *BUMP* - Micah
1.22 (31900/26233) - holly #ravingfangirl
.59 (58,923/99,251) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
6.61 (2825/427 )... I'm a wee bit chatty - Shannon - GlassMistress
I had exactly a 2:1 ratio as previously reported [Aug 30, '09], now I am at: 1.7241:1 ratio. 6,067 comments to 3,519 likes. - Joe
0.79 as of 6 Jan 2011. - John E. Bredehoft
my brain hurts - Morgan
Two years later and my ratio has climbed from 3.4 to 4.675. I've got a lot to say, apparently. - Kevin Fox
Funnily, I didn't notice until after leaving that comment that when I reported my stat in 2009 I also followed it up with "I've got stuff to say." I didn't say it was *new* stuff... - Kevin Fox
1.000 (27093/27080) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I've had an improvement since the last few times this has come up. I was .49 or close to it, now I'm running a .57 ratio - Bluesun 2600
1.68 (55826/33281) - Jenny
81.1 - rising consistently - Chris Heath
I think this is the oldest thread I see that still gets new comments added. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
*BUMP* - Micah
1.40 (32175/22968) - Micah
I dunno, I'm not good with math - sofarsoShawn
0.35 ... Apparently I'm not very talkative. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John and Shawn. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.459 (33067/22667) - Bren from iPhone
looks familiar... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
2.6 (wow, this thread is like my yearly checkup; thanks micah and friendfeed, 3+years and going strong [6.4%, 2.33%]) - chaz2b
1.02 (38,615, 37,927) 9/27/11 - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.29 (36,959 / 28,580) - Micah
Thanks, Jimminy, Bren, WoH, and chaz2b. :) - Micah
.46 now. :) - LB needs a hero!
Thank you, LB. - Micah
0.33 (34741/105115) - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks John. Gracias, caj. - Micah
The likes dim and comms brim. - Micah
2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago). for history's sake, this thread was started shortly after i found friendfeed, or friendfeed found me, so it holds a special place in my heart. thanks for keeping it around mr micah - chaz2b
You're certainly welcome, chaz2b. In some way it feels like a living heirloom to me. :) - Micah
*BUMP* - Micah
1.25 (40,008/31,895) - Micah
1.15 - Kristin
1.41 - Melly
5.12 - Julian
3 (2.991) (and now the list has become too lengthy for me to track my progress, ;) [dumb me, i have a post not 10 lines ago in history, from 090711 2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago) ;) ] - chaz2b
.79 - Shevonne
24 072 / 35 095 = 0.685909674 - AJ Batac
0,77 (before and after this comment) - loi
2.65 (69,814 comments/26,281 likes) - Spidra Webster
*BUMP* - Micah
0.174 (6966/40022) - Not much of a talker. - Kevin Johnson
1.23 (41,476 / 33,845) - Micah
1.43 - Tamara J. B.
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, and .22 today (March 8, 2012). - Alix May
*BUMP* for Ross - Micah
2.83 - Ross Miller
1.97 on 2012-04-24 - ؛ patrick
0.99 (44,752, 45,200) 4/24/11 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.6 - AJ Batac
1.34 Did you finish all your profiling yet, Micah? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
1.22 (42,526 / 34,975) - Micah
Glad to see you here, Ross. Thanks for the updates everyone. WoH, the master plan is coming together nicely. - Micah
Excellent *steeples fingers* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*staples fingers* - John (bird whisperer)
Hmm, can you order finger-steeples on Amazon? - Micah
*readies the Band-Aids* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Micah: I can sell you some, cheap. Just fax your credit card, SIN and maiden name to the usual number. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My facsimile machine is in dry dock at the moment, but I'll pigeon over a small scroll with all the requisite datums. - Micah
Done and done. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.31 <-- about the same as usual - John (bird whisperer)
After the last 19+ hours, it's high time to log-in your stats again. - Micah
1.20 (45878 / 38084) - Micah
Thanks, Tinfoil. - Micah
Try dividing by zero and find out (http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... ) - Micah
1.04 (10778 / 10303) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, DB. - Micah
Currently 0.3. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John. - Micah
1.01 (47,240, 46,956) 9/13/12 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Thanks, Jimminy and Zulema. - Micah
BUMP - in honor of Kevin's 8K comment threshold. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
.38 - March 15, 2013 - Jennifer Dittrich
0.279 (58096/208087) - John (bird whisperer)
0.172283 (8005/46464) - Kevin Johnson
0.75 (38,250 comments / 50,175 likes) (My entry above from 2 years ago said I had 10,782 comments and 7,666 likes for a ratio of 1.41. I've been busy, and my pattern seems to have changed.) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jennifer, John, Kevin and Stephen. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
0.51 (6,883/13,438) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
5.72, though I deleted my first account, like, 3 years ago - Meg VMeg
1.03 (51,436, 50,018) 3/15/13 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); 1.03 (51,436, 50,018), (15.March.2013); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
.44. I guess I'm getting lazy. - LB needs a hero!
2.22. I use YouFeed a lot, and liking takes an inordinate amount of time on the app.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
3.10 up from 2.83 a year ago. - Ross Miller
Thanks, Ross. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BUMP - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.07 - Kristin
1.03 - Bren from iPhone
This thread is amazing. What a treasure trove of information - Bren from iPhone
0.62 (5077/8197) as of 4/29/13 - bentley
2.49 today - Marissa
1.0591 Comments per like (16,230 / 15,324). - Joe
0.47 (10,057/21,354) - Zu from AOD
0.98 (48000/48933) - Bren
1.08 (53,901/50,006) — this is over 6 years old now. - Micah
1.45 - Melly
1.16 - Friar Will
7.04. I'd bet italians must have values way above the average non-italian user. - mentegatto
Thanks, Melly, Friar. Thanks, mentegatto—you're probably right. - Micah
0.63 (12948/20268) as of 2/28/2015. I'm consistent. My previous comment of 4/29/13 has my ratio at 0.62. - bentley
Thanks, bently. - Micah
Compiled a little stat of my comments over the years. Averaged 4,600/year in the last three years. In the year 2010 I made 30,000 comments. http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... - Micah
14,613:11,129 (prior to posting this comment) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Thanks, cgrymala. - Micah
Currently I'm at 0.223 (68214/306389). - John (bird whisperer)
1.09 (25689/23595) on 03/01/15 - Previously 1.07 (04/29/13) & 1.15 (01/04/12) - Kristin
Currently (2015-0301): 0.658 (74,615:113,471) - Michael W. May
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, .22 March 8, 2012, and 0.25 today (March 1, 2015). - Alix May
0.36 on March 01, 2015... I've become a lurker! - Brent Schaus
35,56 on March 02, 2015 - Snowdog ★ ★ ★
*BUMP* One last time. :( - Micah
0.60 as of March 18, 2015, 53,302 comments divided by 89,074 likes. (Previously: 2.80 in 2009, 1.41 in 2010, 0.75 in 2013.) - Stephen Mack
.243, 3/18/2015 - 57,655 comments/236,575 likes. - Jennifer Dittrich
0.22 (68474/308798) as of 3/18/2015. - John (bird whisperer)
Eric - Final Countdown
Does the bookmarklet work anymore?
Works fine for me. - Mark H
Both my original and the modified version just kind of hang. - Eric - Final Countdown
Mark H
"From the fun 70's Ready-Set-Grow book series, A Kid's TV Guide deals with watching television intelligently, and teaches that TV can be a very good thing if it is wisely and properly controlled. It also teaches how tv can be a bad thing by causing people to want things that are not good for them, to escape from reality, to be passive and uncreative, or even to become violent. Be smart, don't let the tv control you!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Hey MOO cards, what is this!?
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I uploaded images that were 1039 x 697 pixels. It complained. - Amit Patel
Well, 1039 is less than 1039.3700787401576 so it's understandable. - Mark H
Yes indeed, it's 102 square pixels too small ;-) That aside, Moo is great. - Nils Sandin
I order moo cards once a year. Each year I update the images on the back, and leave the front the same. It's a nice reminder of the projects I worked on, and it gets me started preparing mentally for Game Developers Conference :) - Amit Patel
MOO card success! — I gave them out at a conference last week, and at least half the people spent some time examining it, wondering how it could feel so different from a regular business card. And the other half loved having a choice of card designs to pick from. - Amit Patel
Love MOO cards. I use the mini ones and people seem very charmed by them. - Corinne L
Julian
This seems like a good night for a pie.
What sort of pie? - LB needs a hero! from Android
A tomato pie, featuring mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, garlic, onions, and cherry peppers. - Julian
Along with this pie, I enjoyed Pumking (2011 vintage). - Julian
We've decided to start making pies and we'll be commencing tomorrow with what we're referring to as a "breakfast pie" on account of it containing bacon, sausage, beans, eggs, and hash browns. - Mark H
Joe
Joe
I don't think the stardestroyers can actually destroy any stars. Wayyyyy toooo small and underpowered. Ineffectual.
it ain't how big you are, it's what you do with it - RepoRat
Twss. - Joe
Still aint goona do nuthin to a star. - Joe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - in combat versus stars rated bloody useless. - Mark H
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..., not destroying stars anytime soon. - Joe
Stilted dialog is the true stardestroyer. - Micah from FFHound!
Mark H
Pounded By The Gay Color Changing Dress - http://www.amazon.com/Pounded...
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"Kent is a man with a problem, floundering in the gay dating scene as he looks for something that doesn’t seem to exist, a man who is wild, adventurous and rugged while still being smart, gentle and sophisticated. Just when Kent is certain that he’ll never find the best of both worlds, he meets Channing, a living gay dress who is famous online for appearing black and blue to some, and gold and white to others. It’s not long before Channing shows Kent that it’s all about perspective, in a hardcore gay love affair that will reveal once and for all just what color the dress really is. This erotic tale is 4,400 words of sizzling human on gay dress action, including anal, blowjobs, rough sex, cream pies, and color changing dress love." - Mark H
I can't believe you got to it before my erotic author friend did, but in her defense she just made a move from CA to WA. :) - Spidra Webster
Mark H
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned - http://m.bbc.co.uk/news...
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned
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"Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Some of the Ladybird books were "incredibly white", says Ms Day. "I've looked through to find out when the first black faces first appear and it's not until the 1960s," she says. "Despite an influx of immigrants welcomed to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War, there's no mention of that in Ladybird's world," says Prof Zeegan. However, he says the books started to... more... - Mark H
"Ladybird's science books showed activities including stripping the casing from a battery with pliers, using a penknife to shape wood into a propeller and making fire with a magnifying glass. In his book, Prof Zeegan says "it is unthinkable that any children's book publisher today would consider promoting activities in the same way [...] I'm not sure there were any more accidents... more... - Mark H
Mark H
"CCTV has been released of the horrifying moment when 15-year-old, Alan Cartwright, was stabbed to death as he rode his bike with friends. Alan Cartwright and three friends were riding their bikes along Caledonian Road, near the junction of Copenhagen Street, on Friday 27 February at 19:34hrs when , without warning, two suspects stepped off the pavement and lunged at the youths. Almost immediately the first suspect stabbed Alan in the chest, whilst another suspect charged at one of Alan’s friends, knocking him off his bike. Alan managed to continue a short distance before he collapsed." - Mark H
Mark H
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse...
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are
"The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat." - Mark H
Tested; wife could see 24 colours, I could see 35. - Mark H
36 colours, and it's true. I HATE YELLOW! :D - Deli Bedri from iPhone
39, but I actually do like yellow (I just look terrible in most yellow/orange, so I don't wear it.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I will admit that the yellow band is the one where I see the least variance - I know there are probably additional different shades, but don't distinguish as many. The blues? All over that. - Jennifer Dittrich
Here is another similar test http://www.xrite.com/online-... interesting to do and it tells you what range you have trouble with. A low score it good. I got a 4 and my poor range is in the greens which surprised me. I would have guessed the reds. - Shannon - GlassMistress
^ Eek Shannon, this one is hurting my head! - Heleninstitches #teamff
i saw 38. - grizabella
I bet everyone's 4chromat ^^ - Alice Cooper
Interesting but not true. 3 cone enough to count 16 millions (2^24) colours. - ParaBellum from Android
Most People have 4 cones. 1 for grey, 1 for blue, 1 for green and 1 for red. Some people's red and Green cones mixed, so they can not recognize red and green. - ParaBellum from Android
37. By the way yellow is my favourite colour:) - mina_sydney from iPhone
33. Not a fan of yellow for clothing, but I do have yellow items in my kitchen and a few other places. Orange, on the other hand...ew. ETA: viewed the spectrum again on my tablet & got 39. Hmm. - Corinne L
My understanding is that you see greys with rods, color with cones. (Interesting: Wikipedia's article doesn't include a mention of a fourth cone variety, and since Wikipedia's always right...) [36, for what it's worth, and my wife says I have lousy color discrimination. No yellow in my wardrobe; that's for flowers.] - walt crawford
36, though since we can infer where a different color would be I'm not sure how accurate that is. - Todd Hoff
I saw about 37 bands, but "Professor" Diana Derval is an expert in "neuromarketing", aka "marketing". It's worth nothing that even though it's a PNG, there's what looks like JPG compression artifacts which introduce additional, unintended colors about a pixel wide. </grump> - Andrew C (✔)
Then again, she may have uploaded it as a PNG and LinkedIn's crappy CMS auto-converted it to a JPG, since the filename is "png" but it's actually a JPG anyways. - Andrew C (✔)
36. And that yellow is awfully bright. - bentley
BTW, wikipedia says maybe 2-3% of the population are tetrachromats, not 25%. </continued-grump> - Andrew C (✔)
2%, 25%... close enough, right? :P - Jennifer Dittrich
I see about 34, and I hate yellow! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
38, but I love yellow. - Heather
I'm sorry but some of you have been had: http://www.snopes.com/politic... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"some of you have been had" -- I think you mean we've been neuromarketed. - Andrew C (✔)
I figure any of this stuff is likely to be in the same bucket with the "learn your Meyers-Briggs Horoscope in 4 questions" and "Your IQ: BEST TEST EVER" tests. - Jennifer Dittrich
39? I wear grey. It's soothing. - Meg VMeg
39 shades of grey? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew, are you neuromarketing me right now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Book me as a headlining speaker to find out! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Jennifer+++ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey man, don't harsh my superiority buzz. - Meg VMeg
Mark H
Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview - Telegraph
"In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh said that women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters. "A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he said. His victim, Jyoti Singh, 23, was returning from an evening at the cinema with a male friend when the six-strong gang offered them a lift in a mini-bus they were driving. She was raped and frenziedly beaten with iron bars, prompting widespread demonstrations for Indian women to have greater protection from sexual violence." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"In an interview for a BBC documentary, Singh also claimed that had Jyoti and her friend not tried to fight back, the gang would not have not have inflicted the savage beating, which led her to die from her injuries two weeks later. Describing the killing as an "accident", he said: "When being raped, she shouldn't fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they'd have dropped her off after 'doing her', and only hit the boy."" - Mark H
""You can't clap with one hand – it takes two hands," he says in the interview. "A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good."" - Mark H
Oh my dear God. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Someone close to me was raped one night while walking home from a friend's house. When she stumbled in the door, her father blamed her for walking around at night. This sort of victim blaming is absolutely unconscionable. - Jenny H. from Android
Vile. Vile Vile Vile. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Maitani
The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe? - http://archaeobotanist.blogspot.de/2015...
The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe?
The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe?
"This week's Science includes in ancient sedimentary DNA study by Oliver Smith, Robin Allaby and colleagues from sediments from an archaeological site sealed beneath the English Channel, with evidence that wheat was decomposing on this Mesolithic site 8000 years ago. Such a claim is obvioulsy a big deal for archaeologists, it is counter to our accepted narrative of the introduction of cereals with Neolithic farming immigrants around 6000 years ago. No surprisingly it has received science media attention, both in Science and in New Scientist, as well as a learned commentary from Gregor Larson; and despite a busy teaching week I have been asked for comments. Here I give my full extended comment. While I agree that we really need more evidence to clinch this from additional sites, and I would prefer directly radiocarbon dated grains, I also don't think this requires a complete overhaul of what we know about the introduction of sustained farming around 4000 BC." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"This report is sure to be heavily debated, and I guess many archaeologists will reject this out of hand. But that is perhaps like the ostrich with its head in the sand. I would certainly be happier with an AMS-dated cereal grain, but this new evidence tells us we need to be actively looking for those Pre-Neolithic traded grains." - Maitani
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Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...
Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops
Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops
"A female army officer has been given a medal for challenging the "highly misogynistic" views of Afghan soldiers. Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, received the prestigious Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for challenging the opinions of young men in the Afghan National Army, who accused her of being weak were shocked that her husband would let her go to Afghanistan. Lord trained Afghans in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, and was praised for helping to tackle the country's "deeply conservative culture"."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Her award citation says that "nobody in this mission - male or female - has done more to further the standing of women in the Afghan National Army". She said: "Originally I was sent out to mentor women in the Afghan National Army. However, when I got there there were no women because there had been a delay in their recruitment, so I was thrown in the deep end and sent to mentor the men. If I had known I was mentoring the men I probably would have prepared a little bit more perhaps."" - Mark H
""When I first met my mentors I had three and it was a weird reaction. They at first stared for quite some time, they were intrigued with me, then the questions started firing towards me. Very personal questions, so they wanted to know whether I was married or not. They were shocked that my husband would let me go to Afghan on my own with lots of men. Then they started getting onto the... more... - Mark H
That's awesome. It's also somewhat ironic for the Queen considering Prince Philip's past comments demonstrate his raging misogyny. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
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The girl who gets gifts from birds - http://m.bbc.co.uk/news...
The girl who gets gifts from birds
The girl who gets gifts from birds
"Gabi's relationship with the neighbourhood crows began accidentally in 2011. She was four years old, and prone to dropping food. She'd get out of the car, and a chicken nugget would tumble off her lap. A crow would rush in to recover it. Soon, the crows were watching for her, hoping for another bite. As she got older, she rewarded their attention, by sharing her packed lunch on the way to the bus stop. Her brother joined in. Soon, crows were lining up in the afternoon to greet Gabi's bus, hoping for another feeding session." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The crows would clear the feeder of peanuts, and leave shiny trinkets on the empty tray; an earring, a hinge, a polished rock. There wasn't a pattern. Gifts showed up sporadically - anything shiny and small enough to fit in a crow's mouth. One time it was a tiny piece of metal with the word "best" printed on it. "I don't know if they still have the part that says 'friend'," Gabi laughs, amused by the thought of a crow wearing a matching necklace." - Mark H
"Lisa, Gabi's mom, regularly photographs the crows and charts their behaviour and interactions. Her most amazing gift came just a few weeks ago, when she lost a lens cap in a nearby alley while photographing a bald eagle as it circled over the neighbourhood. She didn't even have to look for it. It was sitting on the edge of the birdbath. Had the crows returned it? Lisa logged on to her... more... - Mark H
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Astrology could solve crisis in the NHS, says (complete imbecile) Tory MP - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
Astrology could solve crisis in the NHS, says (complete imbecile) Tory MP
"A Tory MP has claimed NHS over-crowding could be solved by doctors using astrology to treat patients. David Tredinnick said consulting the stars would "take huge pressure off doctors" and predicts astrology will "have a role to play in healthcare." The MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire also admitted he had prepared astrological charts for fellow MPs. In an interview with this month's Astrological Journal, the controversial MP said: "There would be a huge row over resources. However, I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"He added that opponents to astrology were "bullies", saying: "Astrology offers self-understanding to people. People who oppose what I say are usually bullies who have never studied astrology. They never look at it. They are absolutely dismissive. Astrology may not be capable of passing double-blind tests but it is based on thousands of years of observation. [...] People such as... more... - Mark H
"Bizarrely, Tredinnick, 65, who is chairman of the All-Party Group for Integrated Healthcare, went on to say people who opposed astrology were "racist". He said: "The opposition (to astrology) is based on what I call the SIP formula - superstition, ignorance, and prejudice. It tends to be based on superstition, with scientists reacting emotionally, which is always a great irony. They... more... - Mark H
So if the moons/planets are out of alignment, does that mean they can't operate and the doctors get the day off to play golf? - Halil
In a way he's right, you know. Bullshit in place of medicine will probably help with the over-crowding. - Eivind
I saw a tweet from earlier today by the FUKP party saying that astrology didn't go far enough and that operations should be cancelled if a magpie was spotted on the way to hospital. - Mark H
Um, no. - Joe
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"Weee!....He’s a right dinlo....Dip me ‘ead for a sparsy!...she’s well squinny!" If you cannot understand at least a couple of these expressions then there’s a good chance you’re not from Portsmouth. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Dr Clark said Pompeyspeak was closely tied to the dockyards and was distinct from naval slang, which came and went with the sailors. She said this maritime connection set the accent apart from the typical Hampshire drawl. ‘The Hampshire accent is a very broad, country accent, with longer R-sounds,’ Dr Clark said. ‘I would say that the vowels are broader rather than the rather clipped,... more... - Mark H
Tagged Maitani as I know of your fondness for linguistics. - Mark H
Interesting how some of the accents appear to have changed (not that I've got a real Pompey accent anyway) and odd to see phrases written down as "Going deyn tayn on the Saith Dain for half a crane" whereas we would be much more likely now to say something like "Goin' dan tan rand the randabat" (going down town, round the roundabout). - Mark H
Thank you! You probably haven't known of my fondness for listening to various forms of British English. :-) - Maitani
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Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook - http://designtaxi.com/news...
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
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"Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes is back with more of his amazing black ink doodles. Drawn in his trusty Moleskine, his new works feature various pop-culture characters such as Loki, The Joker, and Venom—as well as wild animals like a sabretooth tiger, a fox, and an owl." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
If that's a doodle... - Heather
Shevonne
2022 World Cup set for November start http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport...
2022 World Cup set for November start http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31600194
I'd be very happy if UEFA took a stand against this and refused to participate. - Mark H
Last I'd heard, I thought they'd retracted the Qatar bid. Guess I was wrong. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
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Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing - http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/weird-n...
Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing
Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing
"Parents are using bleach enemas/drinks to try to cure their children of autism. They force the bleach solution into their own children orally or via enemas — both of which can cause serious health issues. Parents report their children fighting, screaming and writhing in pain. The monsters who sell the product online say it’s a miracle cure. The sane population calls it child abuse." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
seriously, people do this? - Halil
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When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him - http://flashbak.com/when-pe...
When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him
When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him
"On February 23 1963 Peter Hicks [...] parked his Land Rover in Marylebone. A police constable passing by heard a ticking noise emanating from the vehicle. He looked inside. He touched the door. And he received an electric shock. The officer called his sergeant over. He too touched the car. He too received a jolt. Mr Hicks had been watching. He approached the policemen and revealed that he had wired his Land Rover to a device normally used to electrify cattle fences. He saw his vehicle as his property. To keep wandering hands off, he had electrified it. His orginial enemy targets were thieves but he’d moved on to traffic wardens, who had been introduced to London on September 19 1960 and were costing him over £30 a week in fines." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Mr Hicks wanted to deter these new traffic cops. And if he could have some fun in the process, all to the good. As his son would recall: 'He actually used to deliberately drive around and park his Land Rover in the West End and then go and sit in a pub or a restaurant. He’d get himself a nice window table and park very obviously – and illegally – outside. He and his mates would sit... more... - Mark H
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space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters - http://space1970.blogspot.co.uk/2015...
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
"Among the plethora of promotional material created by 20th Century Fox for the original 1968 Planet Of The Apes were these two-color "door panel" posters for theaters, introducing various characters from the film. This kind of giant poster was fairly prevalent in the 60s (I've seen similar ones for the Bond films and other flicks), but became less common in the 70s as studios continued to cut costs on this kind of promotion." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Halil
Chelsea fans 'involved in racist chanting at St Pancras' - ITV News - http://www.itv.com/news...
Chelsea fans 'involved in racist chanting at St Pancras' - ITV News
Chelsea fans may have been involved in racist chanting at St Pancras Station, police say. British Transport Police said the chanting happened as a group of men walked through the station on Wednesday evening. - Halil from Bookmarklet
I'm sure you've all heard the news about what happened in Paris, so all sports fans what are your thoughts and what should Chelsea be doing to combat this problem? - Halil
Here's some West Ham fans' response: https://twitter.com/chicken... - Mark H
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Went out for a walk into town to pick up some bath products from Lush. As is our way we ended up hitting one or more-than-one pubs on the walk back home. At the third pub we had a long talk about a number of things which led to me saying "That will make a good #SaturdayFF anecdote for Friendfeed."
Sadly, further pubs leapt up and interrupted the ensuing return home and despite a probing of our collective memories neither of us can now remember what it was. I'm sure it was going to be quite good. - Mark H
You guys are like our spirit couple. Yes, I'm at the pub and I've had many glasses of wine and whisky sours, but whatever. We need to get together! - Jenny H. from Android
Indeed we do. - Mark H
Ken Morley
For your consideration: Lourdes from Philippines - http://www.kiva.org/lend...
For your consideration: Lourdes from Philippines
A loan of $250 helps Lourdes to purchase feed, vitamins and other supplies for her pigs. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Joined! You forgot to add it to the FF group, Ken! - Eivind
Dang! I thought that was my default. I'll see if it's possible to change it. - Ken Morley
Unpossible, I'm afraid! - Eivind
Yeah, I think not. I'll try to remember for the next one. - Ken Morley
I'm in! - Bren from iPhone
Woot! - Ken Morley
Oh, I just used my credit the other day for their Valentine's challenge. Let me see if I can kick in some extra after I make a donation to Habitat. - LB needs a hero!
I'm in. - SAM
Fully funded! - LB needs a hero!
Yeah, went to make a loan and saw it was funded too. A Ugandan saleswoman and a Jordanian student paying for his education benefitted from my outstanding credit and Team FriendFeed gets another two hits instead. - Mark H
Excellent, Mark. - LB needs a hero! from Android
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