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Andrew C (✔)
AARP mailed me a membership card. I'm 37.
you should take advantage of that to get discounts :P - imabonehead
I thought it was bad enough when on the day I turned 40, I received an offer from JC Penney to join their Silver Saver Club or something like that, but yours is better. Or worse. You win? - bentley
Received those when I turned 18. Weird. - Eric - Final Countdown from iPhone
Remember when 60 was the new 40? Now 40 is the new 60. - Amit Patel
A couple months later, I got a mailer from a cremation services place offering lunch and a free seminar. - Andrew C (✔)
lucky man! - Meg VMeg
Unfortunately the lunches are on weekdays and I don't think I should take time off work for it. - Andrew C (✔)
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So many flowers everywhere. In completely unrelated news, I have been sneezing a lot.
Completely unrelated :-) - Todd Hoff
Completely unrelated ;-) - Amit Patel
Correlation is not causation and stuff. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Correlation is correlated with causation. - Amit Patel
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More from Steinhart Aquarium
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Gorgeous colors. How did you get them to stay so still while posing? - Todd Hoff
For a lot of the shots I set the camera to something like 1/2000th of a second. Also, I deleted most of the blurry shots ;-) - Amit Patel
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I'm going to go away for a while, maybe spend some time in the desert, and come back after FF is shut down.
Hope to see you on some other services Amit! - Me
Have a great trip, Amit. - Stephen Mack
Enjoy, Amit. See you on the other side, maybe. - bentley
I hope it's a peaceful journey for you. We'll be looking for you elsewhere upon your return. - Anne Bouey
Will it be 40 days and 40 nights? - Todd Hoff
Plan is Eastern Sierra on Wed, Death Valley on Thu, Las Vegas on Fri, Zion / Bryce / hwy12 Sat/Sun/Mon, then Las Vegas Tue/Wed, then a relaxed Thu/Fri to get back. - Amit Patel
That sounds awesome. Enjoy the trip. - SAM
Have fun, Amit. We'll catch up again another time. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Keep an eye out for butterflies: - John (bird whisperer)
Sounds like a plan. See you around, Amit. - Micah from FFHound!
Enjoy the trip, Amit. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sounds like a fantastic trip! Safe travels. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Christina Pikas
why is it children and dogs always move themselves off of carefully prepared impervious surfaces when they throw up? even when they weren't moving before?
:( - Anne Bouey
Cats too. - Amit Patel
^oh yeah. i had blocked memories of carrying my cat to the linoleum while she was yakking. - Christina Pikas
Yeah, when we hear the Danger Signs, we try to get the cat off the carpet or rug, onto the tiled floor, and hold him (whichever one it is). Our house is about 80% tiled floor; I'd say the cats manage to barf on carpet or rug about 70% of the time. - walt crawford
One of the things I love most about my cat is her preference to yak on the hardwood. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Semi-related: We have to thank the folks here who mentioned the Furminator. It's reduced our Maine Coon's digestive problems and yakking by 90%, I think. (Every other day, my wife removes a sizable pile...) If we'd known about it/if it existed years earlier, the cat might have avoided pancreatitis. - walt crawford
My cat has learned that I prefer her to yak on the hardwood or vinyl. Sometimes she even complies. - Deborah Fitchett
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Blobs in Games: Hex grids: choosing data structures and generating algorithms -
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: choosing data structures and generating algorithms
"In the last blog post I described the project I've been working on: generating hex grid code libraries, for lots of different types of hex grids. I wanted to transform "proto-algorithms" into algorithms for a specific type of hex grid, and then convert the algorithm into code.. That was the pattern I initially expected to follow, so I'd end up with maybe 50 algorithms multiplied by 70 grid types multiplied by 20 languages, or a total of 70,000 code snippets." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"I started this project thinking I would need to generate lots of algorithms. I thought the algorithm generation step would take the most work, and the code generation step would be relatively easy. I ended up spending a lot more time thinking about how to represent the modules. I don't actually need to generate lots of algorithms." - Amit Patel
"Haxe-gons" - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
And the third part posted: - Amit Patel
I won't have this project finished before FF disappears. - Amit Patel
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"Recently I stumbled upon an interesting paper for implementing motion sensing requiring no special hardware, only a speaker and mic! Unfortunately the paper didn't include code to test it, so I decided to reproduce it here on the web!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
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"Almost exactly 25 years ago, on January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated seconds after lift-off. One of Edward Tufte’s most famous examples of bad charts are the ones used by engineers who argued against the launch, and who failed to convince. It’s a fascinating story, but it has one major fault: it is not true." - Amit Patel
Also see the comment at the end, from Wade Robison. - Amit Patel
Sarah G.
We went through a tunnel.
We went through a tunnel.
:) - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
I need to think of a business name for my new media conglomerate. I'm thinking maybe just Wade Media. This will encompass Wade's youtube business, Jeff's music, and any blogs I may start and try to monetize in my free time, ha-ha. Or maybe "Wade ME" (ME = music and entertainment).
WadeArts - Rodfather
nice. more crowdsourcing, please! - Laura Norvig
Wading Pool - Todd Hoff
Another idea might be Wade Alison _____[something]. Wade is Jeff's middle name and Alison is my middle name. - Laura Norvig
The Wade Foundation or Wade Enterprises. - That's So CAJ! from Android
Wade says, "Wade Laura Jeffy Project" or "Wade Laura Daddy Project" or "Wade Mommy Daddy Project" - Laura Norvig
New Wade Media, Wade Deep Arts - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I always liked the guild name 'The Pretend Heroes' - Rodfather
ooh, I like New Wade, WoH! - Laura Norvig
Wades World, Wades World, Excellent.... (guitar riff) - Steve C, Team Marina
Another from Wade: "The Family Project" - Laura Norvig
Maybe Wade's World Media. - Laura Norvig from iPod
I was going to say what SteVe said!! (earworm) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Maybe Wade's World Enterprises. "Media" doesn't encompass live music very well. - Laura Norvig
W00t! Had our best single day revenue yet on June 25th. - Laura Norvig
Glad to hear Wade Industries is doing well. - Amit Patel
New Wade Order - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^A perfectly Cromwulent idea - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
FF Search is working so well right now - I needed to find this to choose a company name for Google Wallet ... you can now help support Wade's Youtube channel with a contribution. - Laura Norvig
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Went to Palo Alto Baylands with a friend. I hadn't been out for a nature walk for a while, so this was good. Also: got a photo of a cormorant with a fish in its mouth!
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Love the snail. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
There were sooooooooooooo many snails!! :) - Amit Patel
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I don't need a Pebble Time watch. I don't need a Pebble Time watch. I don't need a Pebble Time watch. I don't need a Pebble Time watch. 😾😾😾
Right? I recently picked up a Samsung Gear Fit and that Pebble is giving me the New Hot Thing itch. - That's So CAJ!
I still haven't gotten a new phone so... I need to suck it up and shut it down. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I don't even wear watches and I ordered one. Actually I ordered two. Gah! How'd they do this to me?! - Amit Patel
"Illegal Sand Mining"
"Sand mining has erased two dozen Indonesian islands since 2005. The stuff of those islands mostly ended up in Singapore, which needs titanic amounts to continue its program of artificially adding territory by reclaiming land from the sea. The city-state has created an extra 130 square kilometers in the past 40 years and is still adding more, making it by far the world’s largest sand importer. " - Micah from FFHound!
Knock it off, Singapore! - Jenny H. from Android
Crazy. - Stephen Mack
Three words I'd never see written together. - Amit Patel
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KXTV/KOVR tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
KXTV/KOVR tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The KXTV/KOVR tower is a guyed communication tower in Walnut Grove, California, United States that rises to 2,049 feet (624.5 m) in height. Built in 2000, it is the tallest structure in California, the third tallest guyed mast in the world (as of 2001), and the sixth tallest structure to have ever existed if the destroyed Warsaw radio mast, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo are included." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
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Blobs in Games: Hex grids: procedurally generating code -
Blobs in Games: Hex grids: procedurally generating code
I've been working on a project to generate hex grid code libraries. I want you to be able to say "I use an even-r offset grid with inverted y axis, and I need C# code" and it should generate the appropriate algorithms, then give you C# code to implement them. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It didn't quite go the way I had planned. - Amit Patel
What a tease! - Todd Hoff
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IOC demands: Oslo drops bid after over-the-top list of requirements. -
IOC demands: Oslo drops bid after over-the-top list of requirements.
"Oslo is dropping out of bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing as the only remaining cities seeking to host the event. Why?" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
WTF "Separate lanes should be created on all roads where IOC members will travel, which are not to be used by regular people or public transportation." - Amit Patel
"The IOC members should have separate entrances and exits to and from the airport." - Amit Patel
"They demand to meet the king prior to the opening ceremony. Afterwards, there shall be a cocktail reception. Drinks shall be paid for by the Royal Palace or the local organizing committee." - Amit Patel
IOC response: "For this reason senior politicians in Norway appear not to have been properly briefed on the process and were left to take their decisions on the basis of half-truths and factual inaccuracies." - Amit Patel
I'm assuming that "properly briefed" in this context is "told to shut up and give over." - Jennifer Dittrich
If the US bid on the 2022 games, how would the IOC EVER meet the King of the USA? - Joe
I thought they'd announced this months ago? - Jenny H. from Android
Hey, haven't been around lately. What's new?
I showered. - Just another Bubba
Robert Scoble announced Social Media is dead. - Me
Did he do that on Twitter or Google+? - Just another Bubba
semaphore.. - Me
I've seen things. - Micah from FFHound!
The sword of Damocles. That's new. - Stephen Mack
Nothing's new. LA LA LA - Amit Patel
Hi, Cristo. :) - Anne Bouey
Hey, I was wondering if you'd drop by! - Spidra Webster
He's back! Hi, Cristo! - Tamara J. B.
Hi. - bentley
Shutting down is the new trend. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm back. Sometimes. - chrisofspades
Exporting your feed should be a breeze. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Is FF dying? If so, when? - Melissa Davis from iPhone
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Trying to mind my own business at the pub for a pint after my friends lost their double header softball games tonight, but of course the dude shows and is all smiles and high fives me. High fives me. A high five. I don't... just ugh.
Tomorrow is Event From Hell Day and then we are turning a leaf y'all. Turning all the leaves. - t-ra needs this place from Android
A high five, FFS. Good grief. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Dude is definitely not date-worthy. - Corinne L
Wait, is this the good one? I don't mind a high five? - Meg VMeg
When it's all in lowercase, FFS looks like you mean friendfeeders. FFS, ffs! - Kristin
Kristin, noted. Meg, under different circumstances, maybe. But in this case it's lame. Trust me. C, for real tho. Such a disappointment. Ouch. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I say this with love: sometimes you overanalyze things just a wee bit. Just IMHO. - Laura Norvig
I have no clue. What's wrong with a high five? - Amit Patel
I think it's that the high five means friend zone. Treating her like she's just one of the guys as opposed to a small romantic gesture that indicates interest. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Man I wish I lived nearby so I could just corner the guy and be like "Look, do you like her or what? Because you're awkward as fuck, dude." - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh nails it with 'awkward as fuck'. Thanks, gurl. - t-ra needs this place from Android
My fish's thermostat went haywire. My fish is cooked. What a way to go.
Oh no! RIP little guy. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Oh, that's awful. Poor fish. - Catherine Pellegrino
Doh. =( - rønin
:-( - Kirsten
I'm sorry we got a new thermostat for new holder tank when we got baby eels. They got cooked by it. :( Never went back to that store again. - Steve C, Team Marina
Oh, that's terrible. I'm sorry. - Marie
I'm so sorry, Iris. :( - LB needs a hero!
oh poor fish. I'm so sorry. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
:-( - Amit Patel
:( - Anne Bouey
:-( - Galadriel C. from Android
Oh no, I'm so sorry. - Meg VMeg
Todd Hoff
And Pelicans...
Love pelicans! - Amit Patel
Simply Caroline
Then the January people come back for the resolutions. And the cycle repeats
7680 × 4320 is a fine resolution, and everyone at CES is talking about it in January. ;) - Amit Patel
Stephan Planken
Oh Adobe, I still hate you.
Oh Adobe, I still hate you.
First the software updater redirects to a fucking website. - Stephan Planken
Then you need to download an installer stub. - Stephan Planken
Then I need to adapt the firewall because the installer has a different name than the last time. - Stephan Planken
Then it opens another URL in IE, even though that is not my default browser. Fuck you, Adobe. Fuck you. - Stephan Planken
(I have never used that many profanities here, it's about time!) - Stephan Planken
(Oh, and I didn't even mention the sneaky check box for that horrible "thing".) - Stephan Planken
Don't forget to unchecked the optional offer. - imabonehead from Android
Opens for me in ff and invariably makes it so I can't restore session - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I should clarify: Initially it directs to the Adobe site in FF, but once the installation completes and it points to other services it opens that in IE. - Stephan Planken
I also hate the whole "An important security update is available please update flash..." o god I just updated it yesterday, still another security issue? Goddamns Adobe, would you develop a more secure software instead of keep patching the holes every damn week. - bezdomnyj82 from Flucso
It's time that Flash is put out to pasture. - Stephan Planken
or out of its misery - bezdomnyj82 from Flucso
Why hasn't someone replaced this shit yet? (Yes, I know Microsoft tried with Silverlight, but that really isn't much better) - April Russo (FForever!)
The only site that uses thst is the corporate Outlook web interface. I uninstalled that long ago. Flash I can't do without, too many sites using it. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Adobe seems to be trying to get people to stop using Flash. - Amit Patel
I would be happy to stop using Flash if Hulu, Comedy Central and others would stop using it. - Spidra Webster
I'm not sure how companies could be enticed to drop it if they haven't already done so. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Still heavily used in the world of Facebook games. - April Russo (FForever!)
for video embedding flash is totally obsoleted by the html5 video tag and the js libraries built around it; on the other hand, for online games, animations and interactive multimedia content html5 canvas is still not enough, as far as I know there isn't any authoring tool that can fully replace flash yet. - vic
As someone that works in customer support for a company that offers video courses, I can tell you that for embedded video, HTML5 has not totally obsoleted flash. There are still a number of people using older browsers where it doesn't work well, if at all, that we still have to provide a flash option, just for them. We'd probably phase it out completely if what we were offering was for... more... - April Russo (FForever!)
yes, I mean obsoleted in terms of functionality and ease of use (also from a developer point of view). Of course support for older browsers is another issue, but I cited js libraries (like video.js) exactly because they dinamically provide an alternative flash player in case the browser doesn't support html5. - vic
So many sites that are still using it. Sophie does her kindergarten reading via Flash, for example. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
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PLUSH ORGANS – I Heart Guts -
"Rectum Plush - Bringing Up The Rear" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Kidney Plush - When Urine Love" - Amit Patel
haha! cute! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
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Blobs in Games: Simplifying the variants of hex grids -
Blobs in Games: Simplifying the variants of hex grids
"On the original hex grid guide I had claimed there were over 70 variants of hex grids. Most of these turn out to be merely a different choice of axes, either by renaming them or by negating the sign." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It really does some down to, at least to me, treat people the way you want to be treated.
I misread that as “tweet people the way you want to be tweeted.” - Amit Patel
Only if you're Elmer Fud. - Hookuh Tinypants
Love you, D. - felicious from FFHound!
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At the Flick of a Switch - Press Releases - Judiciary Committee -
At the Flick of a Switch - Press Releases - Judiciary Committee
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WTF - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
This is a *.gov site using animated meme GIFs to try to persuade you that President Obama is boneheaded. - Amit Patel
Whaaaaa? Are there other examples of the party in power slanting official committee pages this egregiously? - Spidra Webster
I wasn't sure before, but the GIFs convinced me. - Ken Morley
Yeah, they're very compelling images. Very persuasive. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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Korea solves mystery of shaking skyscraper - Hot Topics -
"I've got the power, hey yeah heh" - Amit Patel
"It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy" - Amit Patel
"I'm the lyrical Jesse James" - Amit Patel
THE POWER by SNAP! - Amit Patel
New terrorist weapon? :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Love that song! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
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Plants can move on their own when they want to. It's hard work but they can do it! - Amit Patel
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Vast fields of purple along highway 58 north of Soda Lake / Carrizo Plain.
These are next to the Topaz Solar Farm[1] (largest solar farm in the world) and north of Carrizo Plain, home to California Valley Solar Ranch[2] (fifth largest in the world) - Amit Patel
But how many angels dance on the head of a pixel?
all of them - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
How about hiDPI pixels? - Amit Patel
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