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I watched a few foreign films yesterday. Two were French, with English subtitles. My two years of college French were absolument sans valeur with spoken dialogue. Use it or Lose it, as they say. But it's fun to see some of the subtle differences that (I assume) arise from cultural differences. Also, Isabelle Huppert may be my new crush.
"My Worst NIghtmare" stars Isabelle Huppert as an aloof (well, she's French, after all) demanding and most likely frigid head of an art gallery. Through various plot twists she gradually thaws, and tense-yet-humorous events ensue. But the main thing is that the movie stars Isabelle Huppert. Did I mention that I have a crush on Isabelle Huppert. She might force Helen Mirren to share the podium in my "middle-aged women who are hot" shrine. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
The second French film was "Romantics Anonymous" starring the guy who ends up with Isabelle Huppert in the first movie. He played an uncouth slob in the first film. In this one he was the complete opposite, but not in a good way. His character had a severe case of shyness, which people around him interpreted as meanness and arrogance. Meanwhile, an attractive woman is dealing with... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
The third was an Italian film, called "Bread and Tulips," about a dysfunctional family on a bus tour to Rome. The wife gets separated from the rest of the tour when she drops an earring in a public toilet and the bus leaves when she is trying to figure out a way to fish it out. Because her husband is a jerk (he's an Italian male husband, after all unlike Italian female husbands)) and... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
These might sound like "chick flicks" and I suppose they are, but they are fun films as well. Sometimes even macho men like myself can enjoy that sort of thing, especially if they star Helen Mirren or Isabelle Huppert. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Also, the other actors had names, but I can't remember them at the moment, because they aren't Isabelle Huppert. But they were good also. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Oh, and I also recently watched another French film called "Queen to Play" which was about a wife and mother who worked as a cleaning lady for a hotel and also for an retired American professor who lives in a large "villa" outside of town. People (especially her husband) begin to think they are having an affair, but she had asked him to teach her chess. So they began to utilize her... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I really liked Romantics Anonymous! - Kirsten
Me too, Kirsten. :Let's just say that I could relate. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
YOU RUN A CHOCOLATE COMPANY AND YOU NEVER TOLD US?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! - Kirsten
I wish, Kirsten. I wish. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
and now i want chocolate. - Big Joe Silence
so where did you find these, on amazon, or netflix? - daveeza
Mostly freebies on Amazon's Instant Video, daveeza. I think one may have been on daughter' Netflix account (also a free movie.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I've seen all of them listed on Netflix streaming at one time or another, but I don't know whether they're currently available. - Kirsten
Steven Perez
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
91%, but I'm ok with that. - Kevin Johnson
35% - Melly
23%... My favorite word is ...aaactuuuallllyyy... ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
54% - Betsy
54% (hi Betsy!) - Stephen Mack
My twin! - Betsy
Actually, Steven, you're fairly tolerant. :p - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I've always thought so. :) - Steven Perez
28% - Pixie
46% - April Russo
"To boldly go where no-one has gone before" isn't wrong at all and complaining about split infinitives is ridiculous and it's a made-up rule that something somebody pulled out of their ass. But 47%. - Victor Ganata
How do I answer "me and my friends"? I'm OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and me" and not OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and I" - Bruce Lewis
I went with OK and got a final score of 43%. - Bruce Lewis
37% - Iván Abrego from Android
Koleksiyoner Ali
4:02 - Tina Turner-Private Dancer.mp3 3 MB | a28d93fc - Koleksiyoner Ali ""Private Dancer" is a song by recording artist Tina Turner. Initially penned for and recorded by British rock band Dire Straits, it was written by the group's lead vocalist Mark Knopfler and produced by John Carter for her fifth solo album Private Dancer (1984)..." - Koleksiyoner Ali
#Flickr changes the photo layout yet again. Yahoo needs to chill really stop it
Stephan Planken
Is there any sense in continuing a Flickr Pro account? Mine is due to expire later this month.
Mine expires in a few weeks, too, and I downgraded to free. I don't use it enough to justify the cost. - Trish R
i use it a lot. I have tons of photos up there and if I didn't, I wouldn't have been able to recover most of several days of photos that I lost in that data accident. The free account only allows far fewer photos up. So for me Flickr Pro is like offsite data storage for my photos for a pretty low price. - Spidra Webster
I think there are still a few differences between Pro and free accounts, even though Flickr upped the free storage to 1 TB. For example, Pro accounts are still ad-free, and you still get unlimited storage (though the difference between that and 1 TB would be meaningless for most people). - John (bird whisperer)
I think I saw initially that the renewal fee was still the same, $25 I believe. However, I have also seen double that. I'm contemplating extending the pro account too. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
And thanks for that link, John. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I just extended the account, pricing was the same as before (just under $25/yr). - Stephan Planken
My understanding of Flickr pricing, if you had a Pro Account before upgrade you keep the pro account by paying to "old" price. That gives you unlimited and no ads - WarLord
Yes, I thought I read on one of their pages earlier that the price would be a lot higher, that is why I hesitated. - Stephan Planken
So... the total bill for 2 days in the hospital was ~$17000 (so far) not including the ER portion, and any bills direct from doctors who bill separately for their services. I've never understood how that works, since we are told by our primary physician that we need to go to the ER. Then the ER people tell us we need to be admitted...
then about 7 doctors--none of whom we've ever seen nor heard of--mysteriously appear when we're in various states ranging from conscious to semi-conscious to unconscious. And some of them are included in the hospital's billing. Some of them aren't. We didn't have a choice in whether doctor "A" or doctor "B" should be the one appearing through the fog. When doctors "F", "G" and "Q" pop in we didn't ask for them nor did we request that they assess the health of the plants in our room, though that's only apparent purpose for their being there.. We certainly didn't expect to be billed by them since we have no idea what they did or IF they did it. But, yeah, health care should operate on a free market basis because everyone has ALL the information they need to make an informed choice concerning all of the possible treatment scenarios that might arise. Riiiiiiight. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Also, $3400 of that $17K was for the pharmacy. Other than the IV's which were the same medicine that I'm now taking in tablet form, and electrolytes (since I wasn't allowed to eat ANYTHING!)... other than those things I was only given 2 each of the medications I take at home. They cost about 50 cents, and $5, respectively, per tablet (before insurance.) So even at the uninsured rate I'm thinking $20 should cover the total of 4 tablets. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I completely agree! It was so frustrating when I had to go to the ER twice in December based on recommendations from my PCP. Those bills ended up being close to $6500 out of pocket after insurance co-pays. Getting all the pieces and bills separately from doctors I don't even remember seeing. Grrr - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Ouch! I'm not sure how much of this will be paid by my insurance, but I'm hoping that it will be at least $12K - $13K. I'll know the bottom line on that soon. If I'd been on Medicare without supplemental insurance I'd be paying at least $6K or $7K. Probably more since they don't cover prescription drugs. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Several of the doctors who stopped by were called "Hospitalists"... apparently they ensure some continuity of care between the various specialized tests and procedures. That would make sense except that in 2 days I saw at least 3 different hospitalists, and at most they talked with me for 4 to 5 minutes. Doesn't seem like comprehensive oversight to me. I'm sure they review charts and... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Don't get me started on Hospitalists. Continuity of care my arse. Cannot begin to tell you about multiple tests ordered by each and every single one because the digital medical record is never really viewed beyond a few hours. Constantly paging them to alert them of the duplication of a test that was done within 24 hours. They work 24/7 for the hospital Mark, that is why you ended up with three. - Janet
It's so frustrating. I got Bills from 6 Dr's after my emergency surgery in Nov. I SAW with my eyes and SPOKE with only 2 doctors. I guess the rest of them are just OR doctors who never leave the sterile zone. All told with insurance/copays/deductible/scripts, emergency surgery came to $36K. and what bites me the most is I was in and out within 8 hours. $4500 per hour!!! - Lnorigb
Wow... I guess I shouldn't complain! (But I probably will even so.) - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
you should absolutely complain. it's a worthy topic. - Lnorigb
Sean McBride
The Most Depressing Things True Detective Says About The Self Are True via @Prismatic
The Most Depressing Things True Detective Says About The Self Are True via @Prismatic
People don't get emergent systems. Sure, we are puppets etc, but that's not all we are. - Todd Hoff
What are we? - Sean McBride
far from conscious of our conditioned state, surrounded by a compliant and self censored media, so led down the garden path.. - daveeza
Sean McBride
Why Reddit moderators are “censoring” Glenn Greenwald’s latest bombshell - -
"All links to Greenwald’s piece on the Intercept, a publication founded by First Look Media and home to Snowden’s leaked materials, titled “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations,” has been removed more than six different times from r/news and at least once from r/worldnews." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
“Sooo… the topic of discussion is direct evidence, in the form of leaked top secret documents, that the intelligence community goes to rather remarkable lengths to manipulate online social media,” damnface commented. “Does anyone see how the comments in this thread might look a little ironic at some point in the near future?” - Sean McBride
"The removal of the article was carried out by r/news moderators, volunteer gatekeepers of subreddits who have the power to ban users and content that either break Reddit’s official rules or rules instituted by each individual forum." - Sean McBride
"Important Update: So, it turns out that the /r/news mod /u/BipolarBear0 who has been deleting all the instances of this story has previously been caught running a voting brigade to get anti-Semitic content upvoted on /r/conspiracy to discredit the sub. A fact which he admitted to me in another thread just a few minutes ago (he claims he was doing an "experiment"...) . This guy needs to... more... - Sean McBride
"This tactic has been used to keep other similar stories from rising, such as the one about the NSA sharing information with Israel." - Sean McBride
"While everyone lets the implications of this kind of content manipulation on reddit regarding stories about online content manipulation sink in, I think it's worth noting that /r/technology has a bot that removes stories about the NSA." - Sean McBride
Friendfeed is a much more open, libertarian and democratic social media platform than Reddit. *Individuals* have full control over what they publish and what they choose to read. - Sean McBride
i read a warning on reddit that r/politics, and several other subreddits were also burying all stories from alternet, opednews, and such sources.. - daveeza
Reddit users should simply abandon Reddit in droves and find a more palatable social media platform -- one that isn't being manipulated by any special interest groups. - Sean McBride
Reddit is appalling: “We are the official news board of the Front Page of the Internet. We have rules.” - Sean McBride
Smart Internet users require no censorship at all -- they can manage their own news on a free and open Internet. Parties and interests that try to establish themselves as gatekeepers for the Internet as a whole should be shunned and ridiculed. - Sean McBride
Interesting set of comments: - Sean McBride
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
‘NYT’ buries Amnesty Int’l call to suspend arms to Israel in 5th paragraph, page A9 -
Maybe the NY Times should modify its famous slogan: "All the News That's Fit to Hide," after the paper buries Amnesty International's report saying Israel is trigger-happy and killed 22 Palestinian civilians at protests in the last year
Brent Schaus
Some great Canadian indie hip-hop -- Grand Analog - "Great Rhyme Dropper feat. Shad": SXSW 2014 Showcasing Artist -
Some great Canadian indie hip-hop -- Grand Analog -  "Great Rhyme Dropper feat. Shad": SXSW 2014 Showcasing Artist
"Grand Analog is a group of record collectors, musicians and self described beat junkies. You can easily find any of the GA crew DJing at various clubs around Toronto or Winnipeg. The Grand Analog sound is a beautiful mess of rap'n'roll, dub and soul. Each personality in this collective brings something unique to the table. Odario and DJ Ofield blame their father, a reggae DJ from the 80s, for cursing them with the love of music, bass and trouble. DJ Catalist was also born into a musical family, inheriting a vintage collection of analog keyboards and an uncanny resemblance to Frank Zappa. Warren Bray is the secret sauce on bass and TJ Garcia trips the light fantastic behind his drum kit." - Brent Schaus from Bookmarklet
definitely something to dig into... interest piqued. :D - Bren
So, not Drake? :P - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
Nope, not Drake :) - Brent Schaus
Andrew C (✔)
After I die, I would like an additional 5-10 years to read all the books I never got around to.
Rakesh Nair
Veil covered Biker Girls of Marrakesh, Morocco - - #photography
Andrew C (✔)
New level of laziness achieved: my DIY iPad arm. (ikea lamp, tablet holder from ebay, misc parts, glue)
*applause* - Anika
The springs are actually a bit too weak, so I had to take off the cover and case, and even then, I had to tie off the springs to "shorten" them and make them tighter. - Andrew C (✔)
If you use springs rated for 8 hours, you could also use it as a wake-up system. [SPRONG! <thud> OUCH! <jumps out of bed>] - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
It's worries like that that make me remove the iPad from the holder before I actually go to sleep. - Andrew C (✔)
There's always duct tape - Rodfather
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa. - Andrew C (✔)
Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden From Paris -
Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden From Paris
Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden From Paris
Botanical Tiled Vertical Garden From Paris
یک طبقه وسطش رو کتابخونه درست کنی - Primavera
چه جالبه - سمیراا
ایده خیلی جالبیه. حتما باید عملی بشه. اما باید یک فکری هم برای رطوبت کرد :) - Mahdi
t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Remind me the Psychedelic Furrs are playing next month and I need to get tickets.
Love my way.... - Spidra Webster
oh man, thank you self for reminding me to do this today! *pats own back* - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
:) - Jenny H. from Android
ticket procured! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I hope they squeeze in a mini acoustic set. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Are ya'll still using Friendfeed?
LOL. Hey boo! - Derrick
Often - JAson FLeming from Android
coming back, big G bloats my memory, tumbler serious posts get little visibility, still love the banter here, and the sharp minds! - daveeza
Yes. - Mike Nencetti
No. I left a few years ago. Never coming back. - Glen Campbell
Glen is not telling the truth. - Joe - Systems Analyst
What is this FriendFeed you speak of? - Steven Perez
Andrew C (✔)
Korean high schools allow "anything goes" yearbook photos, with hilarious results | RocketNews24 -
Korean high schools allow "anything goes" yearbook photos, with hilarious results | RocketNews24
Korean high schools allow "anything goes" yearbook photos, with hilarious results | RocketNews24
Korean high schools allow "anything goes" yearbook photos, with hilarious results | RocketNews24
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
‘NY Times’ and ‘LA Times’ run op-eds by an AIPAC board member without telling readers -
Seth Siegel runs pro-Israel hasbara in the LA Times and NY Times. He is on the board of AIPAC, but the newspapers don't say so. His NYT piece says that Iran dumps sewage on agricultural land-- when Israeli settlers do so all the time in the occupied territories of Palestine
Victor Ganata
It's interesting how in our culture assholery is tightly-coupled to success. So much so that people are wont to exclaim "They're such nice people, you'd never know they were very successful!"
In the sphere of the planet I inhabit. I have found that in many cases the most successful are kinder, more generous and overall easier to deal with. They are however insulated sometimes by assholes in their employ. - Eric Logan
Of course, it also depends on what you define as "successful". - Victor Ganata
It my sphere it means their last name or corporate identity is still on the sign out front in most cases :D - Eric Logan
I vote we make up new rules and a new way to calculate the score. - Eivind
This thought was inspired by reporters talking about Meryl Davis and Charlie White, about how they're so down to earth, you'd never know they were as good as they are, which I thought was informative about how some people think about success, and which I also think is kind of generalizable. - Victor Ganata
Eric that sounds like the ancient strategy of showing a nice face while holding a dagger behind the back. You truly can't judge a book by it's cover. - Todd Hoff
3quarksdaily: Socialism is about converting hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness -
"Last year, I said, somewhat tongue in cheek, that socialism is about converting hysterical misery into ordinary unhappiness." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"This is what I meant. Socialism won’t eliminate the sorrows of the human condition. Loss, death, betrayal, disappointment, hurt: none of these would disappear or even be mitigated in a socialist society. As the Pirkei Avot puts it, against your will you enter this world, against your will you leave it (or something like that). That’s not going to change under socialism. But what... more... - Maitani
did you catch the discussion around startrek economics, - daveeza
No, I haven't so far. Thank you for providing the article, I am reading it now. - Maitani
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @fox12oregon: JUST IN: Photos of flooding at Rogue Farms, where Rogue Ales grows hops for its beer. #fox12
RT @fox12oregon: JUST IN: Photos of flooding at Rogue Farms, where Rogue Ales grows hops for its beer. #fox12
*cries* - MoTO Moca Blend
On Facebook, a relative just posted that all the Valentine's Day posts on her feed are too much and unnecessary. In related news, this relative is having a MASSIVE princess wedding in 2 months and updates constantly on it.
She's marrying a princess! Who says upward mobility is dead? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Snow days at my house do not suck. Pancakes for breakfast, homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner, and Ghirardelli brownies for dessert
Now that I don't have a wife that's always getting angry because I'm making a mess in the kitchen, I use the kitchen a lot more - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from YouFeed
Beringians vindicated! - The Unz Review -
Beringians vindicated! - The Unz Review
"Sometimes science turns out as you’d expect. It’s not revolutionary, but it solidifies what should already be a solid foundation basis for extending knowledge into new territories. The latest ancient genome paper, The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana, does just that. As the media has correctly pointed out this is probably the end of the Solutrean hypothesis, and a host of other exotic explanations for the ethnogenesis of Native Americans. Rather, the truth is what we’d always assumed. On the order of ~15,000 years ago a small group of Siberians crossed over Berengia into the New World. Their descendants are the various indigenous populations of the Americas which span the expanse from the Canadian Arctic down to Patagonia." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Bluesun 2600
"Iced T: 1922" via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive - Vintage Fine Art Prints
"Iced T: 1922" via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive - Vintage Fine Art Prints
Sean McBride
MITRE-Harvard nanocomputer may point the way to future computer miniaturization
MITRE-Harvard nanocomputer may point the way to future computer miniaturization
holly #ravingfangirl
proof that i actually went outside today.
proof that i actually went outside today.
i love how absolutely nothing here matches. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
Pft. It isn't really supposed to! That's real winter wear somewhere where winter is everything from sunny and 50 to ice storm to snow to rainy... every other week. Plan for all contingencies. - Jennifer Dittrich
though you can't see it here, my leg warmers do match the scarf. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
You prep. - laura x from iPhone
*sideeyes real winter definition* cute hat - Michael W. May
Sean McBride
Israel, the Israel lobby and the Jewish lobby are currently bogged down in so many bitter conflicts with nations, organizations, groups and individuals worldwide that it is mind-boggling.
Hysterical accusations of antisemitism are flying fast and furious in all directions -- against the United States, Europe, France, Britain, Greece, Turkey, Presbyterians, rock stars, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Susan Rice, etc. - Sean McBride
And it is going to get much worse since it is obvious that Israel intends to continue building settlements over the strenuous objections of the United States and Europe. - Sean McBride
Does it ever occur to them that they might bear some responsibility for this state of affairs? No -- it's all about eternal and universal antisemitism -- everyone else is crazy or evil -- they are resplendent with righteousness, on a mission from God, in a mighty struggle against the "Jew-haters." - Sean McBride
Still a plausible scenario: Zionism will succeed in triggering the greatest explosion of antisemitism in world history, all over the world at once. - Sean McBride
Clearly quite a few Jewish leaders already see this on the horizon. - Sean McBride
part of a bigger scheme that keeps sowing discord and economic shock? - daveeza
Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine (and disaster capitalism) may in part be in play -- but I think something much weirder is going on here. Some pro-Israel activists give the impression that they are suffering from an arcane and esoteric psychological twist -- they are actually turned on and energized by high levels of conflict with "the nations" (cult outsiders) -- the more intense the... more... - Sean McBride
You know, as soon as you begin to believe that your ethnic group is not simply an agent of "God," but the world's supreme (or only) agent of "God," you are beyond help -- far over the line of sanity. And when that "God" is often brutal, vindictive, petty, jealous and prone to committing mass murder and genocide, watch out. Forget about trying to communicate with true believers of this type in a rational way -- it is not possible. - Sean McBride
Son of Groucho
Sebastião Salgado: A gallery of spectacular photographs | TED Blog -
Sebastião Salgado: A gallery of spectacular photographs | TED Blog
Sebastião Salgado: A gallery of spectacular photographs | TED Blog
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"Ask photojournalists to name a peer they admire, and Sebastião Salgado’s name is sure to crop up. The Brazilian is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place. Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photographySebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photographyAs he describes in the talk he gave at TED2013, his attention to detail and his personal attachment to his subjects caused health problems that nearly killed him. Thankfully, he didn’t give up. His most recent project is Genesis, which he describes as “my love letter to the planet” and for which he spent eight years traveling the world to photograph humans, animals and nature in their native glory. (To read more details about Salgado’s process, see this rather lovely Q&A with TED photographer Ryan Lash.) The resulting black-and-white images include the astonishing shot, above, of a Southern right whale, which he... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Bluesun 2600
RT @epiccosmos: Aurora over Lavangsdalen tonight, Feb 7. Taken in Norway by Truls Tiller.
RT @epiccosmos: Aurora over Lavangsdalen tonight, Feb 7. Taken in Norway by Truls Tiller.
I Want To Believe. - Big Joe Silence
Looking Up God's Skirt - Big Joe Silence
That is a kilt, not a skirt. - Joe - Systems Analyst
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