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I love watching pelicans.
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Me three. I love watching them cruise the wave tops all aligned. They swoop along at high speeds and the eventually loop around to do it again. - Todd Hoff
Kilauea is headed towards a town :( - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Oh, shoot :( - Jennifer Dittrich
Scrolling back in time to the 9th, you can really see the advance against certain landmarks. I've looked into the crater of an active volcano and seen the lava bubbling inside, but I've never seen lava flow. It must be amazing to see it move (but not when it's coming towards people, of course). - bentley
I was patient. The egret caught a fish.
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Hayward Shoreline was a good walk (~6mi). Some birds — not many. It was fun watching the pelicans and egrets fishing.
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Periodic Table of Elements - http://research.google.com/bigpict...
Neat version of the periodic table that shows relative frequency: mentions in books, occurrence in the earth's crust, volume, and a few other measures - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
IndieGoGo campaign to make a rainmaker, hmm https://www.indiegogo.com/project...
They claim they can make it rain, and nobody wants to fund them, so … crowdfunding! - Amit Patel
Tired and grumpy all week for some reason. Things are annoying me more than usual. Yesterday, storm news reports. This morning, emails from a random stranger who wants me to help him/her do some project, but he/she can't form a cohesive sentence to even explain what he/she is doing. Tomorrow, who knows?
Hearing about all the CIA crap made me grumpy. That nobody will go to jail seems to be a reoccurring pattern. But it looks like blue skies, at least for today. - Todd Hoff
Yeah, the CIA crap might've been a trigger that made me look at everything else in a sour way :( - Amit Patel
Want to eat like a teen again? Science may have found a way - Latest Hamilton news - CBC Hamilton - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Want to eat like a teen again? Science may have found a way - Latest Hamilton news - CBC Hamilton
"McMaster researchers find way to restore metabolism to youth levels, important for obesity, diabetes" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Of course, the lack of serotonin means you won't want to live long enough to enjoy it, but... - Spidra Webster
Comments I read somewhere suggested the serotonin in the gut and serotonin in the brain function differently enough that you would still be able to enjoy it. Still, seems too good to be true ;) - Amit Patel
Until this technology is refined, the 5:2 diet plus kettlebells plus walking works just fine for some folks. - Sean McBride
Coyote Hills was nice. I should go more often.
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Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog - http://www.weatherwest.com/archive...
Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog
Powerful, potentially damaging storm to bring very heavy rainfall and high winds to Northern California : California Weather Blog
"One additional thought: near-shore ocean temperatures off the coast of California remain exceptionally warm, which has been contributing to California’s record warmth this year. As witnessed during last week’s storm, these warm ocean waters have also led to a local increase in near-shore atmospheric instability during convective regimes and may also be acting as a source of additional lower-atmospheric moisture during storm events this winter. Thus, it’s possible that these exceptionally warm ocean temperatures could modestly boost precipitation rates associated with the upcoming heavy precipitation event, especially near the coast." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It was definitely warm on the coast today. Some big waves too. - Todd Hoff
Oh good - Louis Gray
Went for a walk at Charleston Slough. It's in between Palo Alto Baylands and Mountain View Shoreline. Saw fewer pelicans than expected but lots of ducks.
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Some of these ducks are not like the other ducks... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Lots of shovelers. - John (bird whisperer)
Troll dolls at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Youtube used 32-bit signed integers to store how many times a video has been played. Seems reasonable? But … Gangnam Style. https://plus.google.com/+youtub...
64 bit unsigned for all counters. It's a life lesson - Todd Hoff from iPhone
Love the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Wonderful day in and around San Francisco yesterday. Auto show, Crissy Field, Fort Point, Baker Beach, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay.
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Went for a walk at Don Edwards in Alviso. Neat ducks, a northern harrier, some pelicans, some egrets, some night herons, and lots and lots of seagulls.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Just Cause 2 (game) map of "player deaths by impact"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEoxaGkNcrg - Just Cause 2 (game) map of "player deaths by impact"
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Awesome! They just show the location of player deaths in 3d space, and … you can see buildings, mountains, etc. emerge - Amit Patel
Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley « CBS San Francisco - http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014...
Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley « CBS San Francisco
"The security robots are autonomous, meaning they operate on their own." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
ROBOCOP - Amit Patel
I will not mention that they look like rolling vibrators. - Todd Hoff
o_O That is....wow - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
There are too many questions. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Absolutely. No one's coming up smelling of roses from this. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Why just peaches? - miki
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-fir...
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider
The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep - Business Insider
"Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. Just like how dump trucks take to the city streets during the pre-dawn hours because there's less traffic, our brain's cleaners also work best when there's less going on." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
But can you really trust a man with a brain filled with garbage :-) - Todd Hoff
C4 carbon fixation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
C4 carbon fixation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
C4 carbon fixation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"C4" plants use a different carbon chemistry than "C3" plants. They are more drought tolerant and remove significantly more CO2 from the atmosphere than C3 plants. Researchers are developing a C4 variant of rice, which would use a lot less water and farmland than the conventional C3 form of rice. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Burning questions about winter cold | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosne...
Burning questions about winter cold | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Burning questions about winter cold | UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
What's causing the cold winters in the eastern US? Is it the pacific or the arctic? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Former Head of TiVo Engineering and Operations Will Lead Development and Deployment of Benetech’s Software-for-Good Tools « Benetech - http://benetech.org/2014...
Former Head of TiVo Engineering and Operations Will Lead Development and Deployment of Benetech’s Software-for-Good Tools « Benetech
What really bugs me is the filing here: http://www.sec.gov/Archive... that says "You have not made any disparaging comments about the Company, nor will you do so in the future" – that's quite a long time, and rather a restrictive policy towards people who used to work for a company :-/ - Amit Patel
Mark's a nice guy. He would never say anything bad about any company. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woah, that must've taken a lot of work to produce - Amit Patel
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz - Stuff - http://squid314.livejournal.com/275614...
Babylon 5, Doctor Who, and the History Channel. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
And how the History Channel is terrible. - Amit Patel
Lots of awful user interfaces from Apple - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
A Star Trek font for the new Star Wars movie? | Break Into Chat - http://breakintochat.com/blog...
A Star Trek font for the new Star Wars movie? | Break Into Chat
A Star Trek font for the new Star Wars movie? | Break Into Chat
A Star Trek font for the new Star Wars movie? | Break Into Chat
Did the new Star Wars movie used a font from the Star Trek movies? Actually, Star Wars used it first! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Any true Star Wars fan would have known that SW had it first! That was its calling card. - Nils Sandin
Scribble – color without limits - http://getscribblepen.com/
Scribble – color without limits
Back in my day we had multicolor pens that came with four different colors. Now they have pens that can pick any color using an app. (!!) Or you can point the pen at a surface and set the color to whatever you're pointing to. (!!) - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Graphs, trees, and origins of humanity - http://igoro.com/archive...
Graphs, trees, and origins of humanity
Graphs, trees, and origins of humanity
About "Mitochrondrial Eve" and "Y-chromosomal Adam" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
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