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Louis Gray
Happy Birthday to both Stephen Mack and Tudor Bosman today! Both great guys and good dads too!
I'll let you guess who is who. Photo 1 I took and Photo 2 is courtesy Thomas Hawk. - Louis Gray
Happy Bday Dudes. - VALZONE#SCREWED
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor! - Georgia
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor. - Jim #teamFFrank
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy B-days! - Ken Gidley
Happy Happy - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, gentlemen. - Monique the crochet freak
Happy Birthday! - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I know who is who but I'm not gonna' tell... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOYS!!! - Lisa L. Seifert
Thanks Louis and all! But don't forget it's also Kelly's (http://friendfeed.com/berkele...) birthday today too! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthdays! - LB needs a break.
Happy Birthday, Tudor and Stephen! It's a great day for birthdays! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Bday! - Heather
Happy Bday guys! - Steve C, Team Marina
Happy birthday great guys and dads! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday to you both! - Jenny
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Whose code are you looking at in that picture? :-) - Bruce Lewis
Happy Birthday Stephen! - AJ Batac
Happy Birthday Tudor! - AJ Batac
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Happy Birthday, Stephen and Tudor! :-) - vicster.
I will reshare this every year. - Louis Gray
I will comment on this every year, provided Louis finds it and bumps it first, of course. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
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1. District of Columbia - 11.39 crimes per 100,000 people - TheRichest - http://www.therichest.com/rich-li...
1. District of Columbia - 11.39 crimes per 100,000 people - TheRichest
"D.C has been in the news many times for their general crime rate. For many years, it’s been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, so it likely comes as no surprise that they’re number one on the list for having the most hate crimes as well. One thing should be noted however, and this could affect the ranking some: Several states still do not classify violence against LGBT people as a hate crime, while D.C does. This might explain the large jump in hate crime rates from Michigan – who don’t classify LGBT violence as a hate crime – to D.C, who do." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots | - http://onlyinthepeg.com/2014...
Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots |
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"As a British expat, one question I often get asked is “Why Winnipeg?” I’ve been here for fourteen years now, and usually as a result of an accent (I try to convince myself it’s not a teeth-related assumption), people want to know how I ended up in the city, and why I’m still so happy to call it home all these years later. The vast prairie skies filled with breathtaking sunsets and endless stars, the quality of living, the friendliness, the spirit with which the people embrace the vibrant arts and culture scene, the festivals… I could go on, but this post isn’t about me. It’s about 2012 Tourism Winnipeg Photo Contest winner and fellow expat (from the Philippines), AJ Batac. He’s lived in Winnipeg for eight years now, and he’s undertaking a significant personal project devoted entirely to our city: 100K Winnipeg." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
Thanks!!! :) - AJ Batac
That's great, AJ! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks WoH! - AJ Batac
Very nice! congrats! :) - ؛ patrick
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"The Pale Blue Dot" Did you know that in 1990, Carl Sagan requested NASA to turn Voyager 1 spaceprobe's camera around and to take a photograph of Earth. Voyager 1 was 6 billion kilometers away. The pale blue dot you see in this picture is Earth.
is this picture full resolution? - ؛ patrick
The image was composed of 640,000 individual pixels.[8] In the photograph, Earth lies in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image with a small angle between the Sun and the Earth.[1][19][20] Earth takes up less than a single pixel (only 0.12 pixel in size as referred to by NASA).[22][1][23][24] The radio signal which carried the image back to Earth, travelling at the speed of light, took nearly 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach Earth. - ؛ patrick
yes, I just searched for it. very interesting! - ؛ patrick
and mindblowing. - AJ Batac
It was actually quite a controversial decision. Re-orienting Voyager at that distance was incredibly risky. - Akiva
Yeah, they could've totally killed Voyager 1's camera, but they had already finished their primary mission 10 years prior, so I guess JPL/NASA figured "Why the hell not?" - Victor Ganata
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The depth of the problem - The Washington Post - Information is beautiful - http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g...
"Both the Australian and Chinese navies have picked up beacon signals over the past three days, but time is running out and the challenge of location is immense. Retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, acknowledged that the search area was essentially a best guess and noted that the time when the plane’s locator beacons would shut down was “getting pretty close,” the Associated Press reported." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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5-year-old finds security flaw in Xbox Live - http://globalnews.ca/news...
5-year-old finds security flaw in Xbox Live
"It’s not the Kristoffer’s first triumph. At a year old, he bypassed a cellphone toddler lock by holding down the “home” button." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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When you see a 14 year old kid successfully create a Nuclear Fusion Reactor, invents $100 security detectors for US homeland security that usually costs $100,000, you immediately realize that you've never achieve anything close to this even at your current age. It is an overwhelming feeling of reverence and regret at the same time.
yeah but can them mofos take pictures like AJ BATAC???? HUH??? #IThinkNot - MoTO Boychick Devil
LOL - AJ Batac
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"What would drive you to pack a family of mannequins into your station wagon, and take them on a road trip? Enough pressure to conform will send anyone packing. That's how I came to this personal project about what is essentially...Spinsterhood, and the American Way." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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Paul Buchheit
There were some bugs in the "Twitter publishing" code that caused some entries to get published on Twitter when they should not, and others to not get published when they should. I've cleaned up the code to eliminate these problems, but it's possible some settings were lost. Please verify your settings at http://friendfeed.com/setting...
I apologize for any lost or unwanted tweets. Please let me know if you spot any other problems. - Paul Buchheit
Cheers for this Paul. How cool is it that one of the founders of FF still gets his hands dirty in the code. Once a coder, always a coder :-) - Keith Bennett from Nambu
Thanks Keith :) By the way, if none of your posts are making it through to twitter, it may be that you changed your password. To verify, simply click "Save changes" at http://friendfeed.com/setting... and we will check that your Twitter credentials are still good (and sign-out then back in to fix). - Paul Buchheit
Matthew, in general all the same settings that the old ui had are available on the new one (plus a few more), though they are now divided on to several different pages. You should be able to reach all of the the settings by clicking on the word "settings" below your name in the top-right part of the page (the dialog shows a few, and links to all the others). - Paul Buchheit
You can filter by service by searching for service:twitter (or whatever service you like), and of course that can be combined with other search operators as well. See http://friendfeed.com/search... for more. - Paul Buchheit
Thanks Paul, sounds like you pulled an all nighter to fix these. - Robert Scoble
Yeah, unfortunately the code had gotten rather involved since it was trying to support both the old ui and the new (the old ui worked on a per-service basis instead of letting you decide individually on each entry), and the logic sometimes became inconsistent. I simplified it quite a bit, so there should be less room for bugs now :) - Paul Buchheit
Thanks, Paul. :) - Josh Haley
Nice try, Matthew, I congratulate you on being awake, and carpe-diem'ing Paul here, but have to disappoint you - if FF wanted us to have favicons, they'd already issued us our favicons. Do you see any favicons that made the transition from earlier version. No? You think Paul nuked them by mistake... be my guest, and I'll be looking forward to the next couple of years' worth of your pleading for favicons when you could be learning to live both here and thereater without them. - ianf ⌘
I'm a bit confused about the "Post my FriendFeed entries on Twitter by default" and "FriendFeed (when there's no Cc box)" options. Are these exclusive? Does checking the first one mean all my FriendFeed posts will get posted to Twitter even if I uncheck the Cc box? - Tony Ruscoe
Paul, thank you thank thank you for the "Check CC Twitter box by default" option!!! That's one step closer to only needing Friendfeed. I'm almost ready to dump Google Reader AND Twitter now! - That's So CAJ!
Thanks Paul! - Edwin Khodabakchian
Tony, the "cc twitter by default" option sets whether then checkbox is checked or unchecked by default in the share box and bookmarklet. The other option ("when there's no cc box") applies mostly to the API and other off-site interfaces, such as email (mail share@friendfeed.com) and IM. For any given post, only one setting applies. - Paul Buchheit
I publish to Twitter by default but now link directly to the source. I figure that those finding outside of FF want to go to the source (while those reading on FF are already seeing the discussion). - Mike Reynolds
Hi Paul, about 15 mins ago I "shared" an item from FF here to "my feed" and "cc Twitter". But still not showing up on Twitter. Just thought I'd let you know. - Brian
Thanks Brian. It turns out there was a bug in the "Share" feature that sometimes caused us to sometimes not send the tweets (the new code errors on the side of not sending tweets). It's fixed now though. Please let me know if you spot any others. - Paul Buchheit
Paul, that did the trick! Thanks for looking into that. BTW, that was a quick fix! Just shared an item on FF and it pushed thru to Twitter instantly. - Brian
Hello Paul, when I try to publish just my google talk status to twitter and have "Link to source site instead of FriendFeed conversation" selected, it doesn't send the tweet. I'm not sure if this is because twitter seems to be having difficulty right now or if it's the lack of a source link because it's a google talk status? - ehaab
ehaab, publishing to Twitter was broken this morning, so no updates went out. It should work fine now however, including publishing updates from Google Talk. Sorry about that. - Paul Buchheit
thanks! it was driving me batty trying to figure out why it wasn't taking. - ehaab
I think it's still broken. I just posted via the Bookmarklet and CC'd twitter... no go. EDIT: my latest one just posted, must be intermittent. - Daniel Sims
Hi Paul, Mine is still not working. I have also checked the setting page. - zahedzadeh
*snort* - That's So CAJ!
FriendFeed News! - Eivind
Awesome! - AJ Batac
it is May 2012, 3 years passed, things are broken, Twitter makes what it promises, Friendfeed fix at top does... nothing. After oAuth decoupling and re-coupling again, fresh app access appears on Twitter control side but Friendfeed does not follow.. #PRKL - A. T.
Hi Paul, apparently there's no new certificate available for FF. Italian and Turkish users are panicking, this might be a sign that the end of FF is approaching. Can you reassure us? - mentegatto
this is the end of the world as we know it - thomas morton ☢
please, PAUL, ANSWER OUR PRAYS - mentegatto
ma che cazzo che brutta fine - thomas morton ☢
god bless - Amang Berangas
nice - Zaki WOlf
AJ Batac
The Dramatic Moment When a Woman Pulled Over to Give Her Nephew CPR - ABC News - http://abcnews.go.com/blogs...
The Dramatic Moment When a Woman Pulled Over to Give Her Nephew CPR - ABC News
"As her nephew started turning blue, Pamela Rauseo panicked. She didn’t want anything bad to happen to 5-month-old Sebastian de la Cruz, who was born premature and with respiratory issues. So Rauseo stopped her SUV along Miami’s Dolphin Expressway Thursday and screamed for help. She started giving the baby CPR." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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i love friendfeed
Friendfeed loves you. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Mr. Fox. ;) - AJ Batac
I like the font. - Outsanity from Android
<3 Very nice. - Jenny H.
I still do... - AJ Batac
Aww. :) - Micah
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Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet - http://www.popsci.com/science...
Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet
"Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth's surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles. Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
I assume bacteria and viruses are everywhere, including deep within the earth … - Amit Patel
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:) - AJ Batac
Nice work as always AJ. - Eric - Final Countdown
Thanks Eric! :) - AJ Batac
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What NOT to do on wedding shoots. - http://pryf.livejournal.com/4211139...
What NOT to do on wedding shoots.
What NOT to do on wedding shoots.
cripes - Yolanda
So, that's a no on the "bride, maid of honor/groom, best man inverted peeing" shot, then? - Eivind
O_O - AJ Batac
Found this on my neighborhood walk just now.
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BWAHHAHAHHAHAAA!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Wasteful lover of clipped English lawns in non-English landscapes: No!" - Spidra Webster
"As soon as my new prosthetic leg arrives, you can be sure I will! In the meantime, perhaps you'd like to earn a little extra cash by allowing yourself to be filmed getting your ass kicked by a 1 legged man!" - Jim #teamFFrank
Maybe. JUST MAYBE, it's self-deprecating. - Micah
FREE RANGE GRASSES! - Spidra Webster
Well. They most certainly would not want to see my back yard. >_> - Jenny H.
I may just crop that and post all around my own yard. - Josh Haley
I would have written "Mow your grass, maybe?" - AJ Batac
Gave me an idea to post on my neighbor's... Thanks Micah! - AJ Batac
I actually like the grass in that photo! What's it got to do with anyone else if you mow or don't mow? As long as invasive weeds are kept in check, people shouldn't tell others how to maintain their gardens. - Halil
*bump* 'cause topic came up just now during work 'lunch'. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is definitely a MOW. - Akiva
Yes? - Melly
:oD - Melly
..and heres some more Aussie humor on cutting grass and hologen lamps !! http://www.27bslash6.com/halogen... - Peter Dawson
"A home for fleas, a hive for the buzzing bees." - Ken Morley
Bwahahahaha, that's gold Peter! - Melly
Haha. I second what Melly said. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
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Japan dolphin hunt kills about 40 animals, captures 52 - World - CBC News - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Japan dolphin hunt kills about 40 animals, captures 52 - World - CBC News
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"U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of dolphin fishing in Japan. Here, fishermen net dolphins at a cove in Taiji, Japan, on Jan. 20." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Ok this is pretty inhumane.. but lets not play double standards here. In america its the horse slaughter, in Canada its the seal hunting etc. What about the north america hunitng for deer ? six million deer killed by hunters every year.. I think each society /country has their own issue and I think the media needs to start awareness about what happens in their own countries first, rather then being polarized on what happens elsewhere. In short, lets clean up our shit first before we point fingers elsewhere - Peter Dawson
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Mexican Vigilantes Battle Drug Cartel [PHOTOS] - http://www.businessinsider.com/mexican...
Mexican Vigilantes Battle Drug Cartel [PHOTOS]
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"Mexico has long suffered blistering violence and crime at the hands of its homegrown drug cartels. Though the Mexican government has waged war on the cartels, the effort has struggled to go anywhere. More than 90,000 people have died in the ongoing conflict. Fed up with a corrupt police force that is often in bed with the cartels and a military that has to this point been ineffective,  some Mexicans have taken it upon themselves to fight the cartels and protect their families — with an incredible conflict happening this week in the city of Paracuaro." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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Photoshop Now Supports 3-D Printing | Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/article...
Photoshop Now Supports 3-D Printing | Popular Science
"Good news, 3-D printing enthusiasts: Adobe thinks your weird little hobby could actually be a thing! The company's adding support for 3-D modeling files to its Photoshop software, letting users manipulate objects, then send them off to a home 3-D printer or a third-party service, like Shapeways, for fabrication." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis surprise New York City bus riders with 'Can't Hold Us' performance - http://www.nydailynews.com/enterta...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis surprise New York City bus riders with 'Can't Hold Us' performance
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"City bus riders had no idea that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were boarding to perform their hit 'Can't Hold Us.’" - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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A Federal Appeals Court Killed Free Speech on the Internet Today. The Internet Will Now Be Enforced by a Handful of Companies. - Esquire - http://www.esquire.com/blogs...
A Federal Appeals Court Killed Free Speech on the Internet Today. The Internet Will Now Be Enforced by a Handful of Companies. - Esquire
"This is not a binary political issue. It is not a Republican or Democrat issue. This is naked corporate greed. It is a bunch of companies who want to control the largest free information platform in the world. There is nothing good that an individual can derive from this decision. Nothing." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
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