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RT @kkjordan: This is soooooo cool. Jawbone released the data on how many people were woken up (and where) by the #napaquake:
RT @kkjordan: This is soooooo cool. Jawbone released the data on how many people were woken up (and where) by the #napaquake:
Wolves cooperate but dogs submit, study suggests | Science/AAAS | News -
Wolves cooperate but dogs submit, study suggests | Science/AAAS | News
"Range and Virányi developed their new portrayal of dogs and wolves by giving a series of tests to socialized packs of mixed-breed dogs and wolves, four packs of each species, containing anywhere from two to six animals each. The scientists raised all the animals from about 10 days old at the Wolf Science Center in Game Park Ernstbrunn, Austria, living with them 24 hours a day until they were introduced to pack life, so that they were accustomed to humans. Range and her colleagues tested the dogs’ and wolves’ tolerance for their fellow pack members with a mealtime challenge. The researchers paired a high-ranking dog with a low-ranking pack buddy and set out a bowl of food, then gave the same challenge to a pair of wolves. In every matchup, “the higher ranking dog monopolized the food,” Range told the meeting. “But in the wolf tests, both high- and low-ranking animals had access” and were able to chow down at the same time. At times, the more dominant wolves were “mildly aggressive... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Wolves also beat the hounds on tests that assessed whether the canids were able to follow the gaze of their fellows to find food. “They are very cooperative with each other, and when they have a disagreement or must make a group decision, they have a lot of communication or ‘talk’ first,” Range said. The same was not true for the center’s dog packs; for even the smallest transgression,... more... - Jessie
In other words, dogs became more like humans. - Todd Hoff
Texas babysitter reportedly set ‘disrespectful’ kids’ house on fire -
Texas babysitter reportedly set ‘disrespectful’ kids’ house on fire
"A 57-year-old Texas woman was apparently so angry at the way she was treated by two pre-teen girls she was babysitting that she set their house on fire when they went out of town. According to ABC News, Martha Dreher of Austin was arrested this week and charged with arson. Dreher had worked for the family for several months, said the girls’ father Glenn Williams. The woman denies setting the fires, which were in the two girls’ bedrooms. She did tell Williams, however, that she was unhappy with her job and wanted to quit. “She said that it was horrible, that the girls — my oldest — had been very disrespectful,” Williams told KVUE-TV in Austin." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
People who are bluntly outspoken AND sensitive to criticism......ergh.
Steve C Team Marina
Comfy house slippers have arrived and they are glorious.
Are those furry on the inside? They look nice. - Marie
Furry (SO FLUFFY) and orthro arch support. I may wear them to the office tomorrow, you know to break them in. - Steve C Team Marina
Yes, they should be broken in (at the office). - Marie
Get a second pair. Office slippers need to be a thing, as of right now. - Slippy: Formless
So what kind did you get? - Betsy
holly #ravingfangirl
a dozen birthday mini-donuts and house-made chai | Flickr - Photo Sharing! -
a dozen birthday mini-donuts and house-made chai | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
i need these donuts to move to my 'hood. i want a billion of those cherry apricot ones. ok, it might be bad if they actually were in my neighborhood. - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
Philadelphia paper prints photo caption with racist names -
Philadelphia paper prints photo caption with racist names
"Oh hell no. If you happen to peruse the pages of this week's Philadelphia Public Record, then you'll see some racist copyeditor's idea of a joke. Please note that "Chinky Winky" and "Dinky Doo" are not real names. In the August 21 print edition of the free weekly tabloid, Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla is pictured at a Chinatown fundraising event with several Asian American supporters. The photo's caption includes, among several other made up names, "Me Too," "Chinky Winky" and "Dinky Doo." I see what you did there. Asshole." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The best part about this bullshit is that the publisher is defending the caption as a "proofreading error": "It was a proofreading error," Tayoun told Philadelphia magazine on Friday afternoon. According to Tayoun, the editor who used those names did so because he didn’t have the actual names. When we pointed out to Tayoun that there were actually more names than there were people, he... more... - Jessie
methinks he doth protest too much. - Big Joe Silence
Amit Patel
Took my daughter hiking in the redwoods. We saw a tree that had 12 full sized trees growing out of its limbs.
Victor Ganata
Anyone want to come over and hang out in the pool? -
Anyone want to come over and hang out in the pool?
Spidra Webster
My Medical — The Personal Medical Record for You, The Patient -
My Medical — The Personal Medical Record for You, The Patient
Appears to be for Android, iOS and MacOS. - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Keeps info local, doesn't send data to the internet. - Spidra Webster
Sarah G.
RT @clint: BBC took it there
RT @clint: BBC took it there
Long live the California Republic :) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
#SaturdayFF I got my camera in 2007. They say it needs a professional cleaning every year to every 18 months. So finally took it last weekend to get it cleaned (having never had the extra $100 that that would cost) when I had started to hear grinding noises when changing lenses after our beach trip to Michigan. Picked it up yesterday to hear how...
it was not that bad at all, firmware up to date, not very dirty and overall in very good shape. They'd quoted me $99.99 and I paid $20. My inner child and I *danced* out of the shop. - Uli
IDK if this even qualifies for the hashtag as this is my first. - Uli
I'd say the SaturdayFF qualifications are quite liberal :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Radio caller said blacktop cracked open on Napa freeway!
Yvonne Renee
#SaturdayFF Riffing off Tam's snake post... Pets I've personally owned were 2 hamsters (Baby and Chipper) when I was a kid, and 2 snakes and a lizard as an adult.
My 1st snake was a red albino corn snake named Scarlet. Looked like this: She loved my shirt pockets and going around and around my waist through my belt loops. =) When I moved to CA, I gave her to my mom who was into breeding snakes at the time. That's when we found out Scarlet was a Rhett. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We had a water snake named Esther. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
My second pet was a Chinese Water Dragon named Louis named after the main character in Interview with a Vampire. He looked like this: I loved that little guy! Just before I moved to CA I made the mistake of leaving his tank outside longer than I meant and I think it made him sick. RIP Louis. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
My 2nd snake was a Tangerine Honduran Milk Snake named Angie. I looked and looked for the exact colors I wanted. Looked like this: She spent a lot of time curled up in a cardboard tube. When I moved to CA, I gave her to my Aunt Dorothy (who is also a lizard freak). Not entirely sure how long she lived, but she sure was pretty! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Growing up we also had a poodle named Monique and a poodle-terrier mutt named Shipwreck. I can't wait to have a pet in my life again! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I never minded feeding frozen baby mice to the snakes and crickets to the lizard. It skeeves some people out, I think it's fascinating! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We raised mice in the garage. A couple breeding pairs we named, and we fed the babies to the snakes & sold some. We had lots of snakes, like six or seven. And rabbits in the backyard. And worms in a wooden bin under the rabbit hutches! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mice breed so fast. My mom did that to feed her snakes, too. Bunnies would be fun to own. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
We fed Rosie live mice and I didn't like doing it but my cats sure loved to watch it. :-/ the pet store where we got the mice always put them in those white Chinese food take out boxes. The second I walked through the door with that box, the cats knew what time it was and they'd all gather around the tank to watch. - Tamara J. B.
Snake take-out food. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
lol! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sometimes a mouse got loose & it'd be like a Keystone Kops movie with the whole family trying to catch it before the cat did. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Raising rabbits was cool. Their babies look like rat babies. Then they get their fur & get round and their ears grow and there's almost nothing as squee as sitting in the grass with a dozen baby bunnies hopping all over you, chewing your hair & your shoelaces :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Likely not the best combination. #crafts #beads #wine
Likely not the best combination. #crafts #beads #wine
works for me i have opened a wine bottle with a power drill in an emergency - Steve C Team Marina
Attention. Earth time will be changed to central Aniqtor time so we may better plan our colonization.
The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. - Cristo
1 day = 10 hours. 1 hour = 100 minutes. 1 minute = 100 seconds - Cristo
1 week = 12 days + a bonus day every other month (these will be your new holidays—5 per year) - Cristo
1 month = 37 or 36 days, alternating. - Cristo
The 10 month names will begin with your English language letters in order. This will make abbreviating them easier. - Cristo
We have chosen month names for you. If you do not like these names, you may petition the Grand Council for a name change. This may take a few months. - Cristo
The names will be the following: Apple, Bagel, Cat, Dog, Egg, Forest, Ghost, Hill, Igloo, Jewel, Kangaroo, and Lake. - Cristo
Bagel will have an extra day every 4 years to align with your imperfect planet orbit. - Cristo
Well, at least you know that one of Bagel's moons will likely be named after cheese, even if it is not literally made of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
Why not just use the Ubuntu Animals? - NOT THE CRICKET
Aniqtor uses Debian. - Cristo
Stephen Mack
You know what triggers my latent OCD sometimes? The fact that September, October, November and December are not the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th months.
Image: Matinée de Septembre (or September Morn), a painting by the French artist Paul Émile Chabas (1869–1937). "Painted over three summers ending in 1912, it became famous when it provoked a scandal in the USA." Via - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Ultimately, the painting would be labelled as kitsch by critics who thought it lacking in interesting artistic features: contrast, coordinated lines, and a worthy subject." Ouch! - Brian Johns
Sparky: Yeah, critics are mean! - Stephen Mack
And I have always liked this painting, kitschy or not. - Stephen Mack
But! Back to month names. - Stephen Mack
How do we fix this? Well, the easiest fix would be to remove the two months added latest, January and February. And then stick them at the end of the year. So we'd essentially shift every month down two spots. - Stephen Mack
But I actually think "May" is a terrible name for a month. If you buy that "June" is named after the Latin word "iuniores" (young men; juniors) and that May is named after the Latin word "maiores" (grown men; majors) then we have two months dedicated to young and old men. (Via .) No one needs that. So we should remove those two, shift the rest up two, and then come up with two new month names for the 11th and 12th months. - Stephen Mack
I am therefore hereby calling for submissions for new month names. - Stephen Mack
(Note that "June" is typically described as being named after the goddess Juno. e.g. - Stephen Mack
"Stupid Smarch weather." - Victor Ganata
We could always just go back to the old Roman calendar of 10 months plus 60 days of Winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). :D #WinterIsComing #decimalization #metricization - Victor Ganata
Thinking about this more, I think it would probably just be easier to rename September, October, November, and December to things that aren't numerical. Problem solved! - Victor Ganata
If 9=Septem, 10=Octo, 11=Novem, 12=Decem bothers you, can you imagine how people must've been really irritated by the fact that New Year's Day was March 25th? - Victor Ganata
Can you imagine if we still had a month called Sextilis? #iam12 - Victor Ganata
^ I think we need that month again. - Stephen Mack
Sextilis, nine months later, Natalis ;) - Pete
Or remove the vanity months of July and August, whose names were changed after January & February were added. - Cristo
nowadays we no longer need the calendar to know when to sow, I wonder how it could be a 400-days-long year, with ten months, each with four ten-days weeks, with three day of festivity per week - mario leone
Mario, why a 400 day year? Don't we still need it to be 365.3? Or do you want the seasons to shift? - Stephen Mack
I think we don't, seasons may shift, they would shift without the leap years - mario leone
But we have leap years just so the seasons don't shift! I'm all for decimalization, but I think a basic requirement of an annual calendar is that it should actually align to the period of time it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. - Stephen Mack
Proposal: 10 "months", each with 6 weeks of 6 days, (so "month" = 36 days), with 5.3 days of 'bonus' time between the 'end' of a year and the 'start' of the next. Days are still 24 hours of course. 'Bonus' time may or may not be used as in the 'Purge' movies. :) - Ken Gidley
Metric time: 1 year = 10 months, 1 month = 10 weeks, 1 week = 10 days, 1 day = 10 hours, 1 hour = 100 minutes, 1 minute = 100 seconds, with seconds redefined appropriately :D Screw solstices, the moon, and sunrises and sunsets! - Victor Ganata
So THAT'S how The Purge got started! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And that's the news on Quintidi, Fructidor the 5th, 221. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Somewhat similar to Victor's proposal, but slightly different. The fixed time units are days and years, which correspond to the rotation of the Earth and its orbit around the Sun. I'll explain more in another post: - Cristo
I swear that I heard this conversation just the other day in the office. - NOT THE CRICKET
holly #ravingfangirl
Mike Nencetti
Beverly takes me to the dr today.
Beverly takes me to the dr today.
Her communication issues are tough. She has difficulty in constructing sentences. She's unable to email, or text, or use written communication. When people email her I have the challenge of replying for her, When people call her I have to explain she wants to talk, but will get stuck. She most likely will need full time care soon. New chemo drug tomorrow. I'm used to this. we are still doing well, I'll use FMLA if it comes to that. I can work some at home, people will be staying with her, we have a great support group with family friends and our church. Glioblastoma multiforme is called the monster. I am on many facebook groups. I see how it can destroy the caregivers. there is no cure because it is not one cancer. well, thats all I have. im doing ok. - Mike Nencetti
Holding her and you in prayer. - Jim: with more caffeine!
{{{Mike and Beverly}}} I'm glad you have a support system. - Anika
Thinking of you both and sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
*hugs* for you and Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks everyone. - Mike Nencetti
Sorry, Mike. I can only imagine how difficult this is. - Stephan Planken
((hugs)) thank you for keeping us updated, Mike. Love and all good wishes to you both. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Much love to y'all. - B. LB. from Android
I can't imagine how tough this must be, and I applaud and am humbled that you both can find a smile. You are lovely people. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steven Perez
looks like i've landed at a pub #merightnow #sureishotoutside @ Lion & Rose Pub-Sonterra
looks like i've landed at a pub #merightnow #sureishotoutside @ Lion & Rose Pub-Sonterra
Oh, hai! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
O HAI, LISA! 😆 - Steven Perez from Android
Sarah G.
I know they only offer so people have to use modems that become public wifi. Jokes on them. I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, SUCKAS. (2/2)
If they had that kind of deal here, I'd go for it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Of course, I have to reset my parents' devices to new wifi in my house, so I'm not coming off scott-free here. - Sarah G.
And for Luddites, they have a surprising number of devices. - sglassme
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After a visit to the swimming pool, my two babbies are ready for a nap! 🐥💤 🐥 💤
After a visit to the swimming pool, my two babbies are ready for a nap! 🐥💤  🐥 💤
holly #ravingfangirl
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data | The Getty Iris -
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data | The Getty Iris
"The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names is a resource of over 2,000,000 names of current and historical places, including cities, archaeological sites, nations, and physical features. It focuses mainly on places relevant to art, architecture, archaeology, art conservation, and related fields." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Patrick Durusau on the Getty Thesaurus: "A resource where you could loose some serious time! Try this entry for London. Or Paris. Bear in mind the data that underlies this rich display is now available for free downloading." - Maitani
Steve C Team Marina
Serena Williams Shatters Glass Window with Tennis Ball on David Letterman | Bleacher Report -
"Serena Williams has returned to New York to defend her U.S. Open title starting Monday, but she made a quick stop on the Late Show with David Letterman to hit some tennis balls.  Letterman rallied a bit with Serena, but the real fun started when the tennis star showed off her power. Williams' serve has been clocked at a top speed of 128.6 mph, so it's no wonder Letterman wanted to see if she could break a glass window with a tennis ball.  Not only did she shatter the glass, she did so wearing high heels and a pencil skirt—and it looked like she wasn't even trying." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
I had the nicest dream last night. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Barry! :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Steven. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Good morning, Stephen. :) - Steven Perez
I like your snow, bunny. - Brian Johns
Good morning, Brian. I like it, too. :) - Steven Perez
Was I in it :) .....hi Mr.b!!! - Just Val
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning from Turkey (= - Uniamo
Hey, Val. Of course; we were making snow angels. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez from Android
Good morning from Texas, Uniamo. :) - Steven Perez from Android
:) - Just Val
Sarah G.
Took advantage of deal to get essentially free upgrade to ultra fast internet. (1/2)
I probably should have started blogging and participating on Twitter long ago, because I could have had thousands of followers back then. Yes, I was a member in 2008.
But maybe it’s good to leave something people can discover after I die. A little Easter egg with a glimpse backwards into the life of one random person who discovered a love of computers before it was cool. - Cristo
I'm going to like your stories. - Joe
If one person likes them, I guess it's worth it. :) - Cristo
But it really is a lesson that in this day and age, promotion is more important than content. - Cristo
Unless you build something that just totally blows everyone away. ;) - Cristo
You're my hero. - Louis Gray
I aspire to live up to that. - Cristo
Oh, hey, you're back in your old clothes. Also, since when did you give a tinker's cuss about followers? Also, didn't we all love computers before they were cool? That's what makes us geeks :-) - Slippy: Formless
Slippy, I reckon a good amount of people weren't on this planet when computers weren't cool. - Cristo
Steve C Team Marina
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle -
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle
"MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his team found the ancient cities of Lagunita and Tamchen on the Yucatan peninsula in April by examining aerial photographs of the region. Sprajc said the two cities reached their heyday in the Late and Terminal Classic periods (600-1000 AD). At each site, researchers found palace-like buildings, pyramids and plazas. One of the pyramids is almost 20 meters (65 feet) high. They also found a facade featuring a monster-mouth doorway, which probably marked one of the main entrances to the center of the city. Photographs from the sites showed stone pyramids jutting out from beneath dense foliage." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I love that we can still discover ancient cities. - Stephen Mack
And lost tribes. - Todd Hoff
Very interesting, having recently visited Chichen Itza and Coba in the Yucatan. - Son of Groucho
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