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Kevin Fox
Facebook is testing a 'satire' tag. Next I hope they add a 'snopes says nope' tag.
You have been warned.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury | -
Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury |
Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury |
"A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $3.7 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU. A grand jury was called to determine whether or not Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto the funding. As a result they issued indictments on two felony charges: abuse of official capacity and coercion of public servant. If found guilty on the charges, Perry could be sentenced to a maximum 109 years in prison. An indictment indicates the grand jury believes the state has a strong enough case to send to trial... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
bury him. - Big Joe Silence
Soup in a TARDIS
This Fan-Made Doctor Who Opening Is So Awesome Stephen Moffat Stole It -
"The video you see above, while incredible, is not official. But, made by one Billy Hanshaw of Leeds, it became such a viral sensation that eventually Who showrunner Stephen Moffat saw it, and he's using it as the basis of the actual season 8 opening credits! (With Hanshaw's permission, of course.) Seriously, that's how good these fan-made credits are — they've essentially become the real thing. Sure, Moffat showed the video to the BBC graphics department and told them to make an "official" version of them, but that's more a matter of the BBC's presumably superior resources; Hanshaw's video could easily be the real credits just as it is. "It was the only new title idea I'd seen since 1963," said Moffat at a Who press conference. "We got in touch with him, and said, okay, we're going to do that one." Nice! You'll be able to see the "official" version when Doctor Who season 8 premieres on August 23rd." - Soup in a TARDIS from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
RT @heinousdealings: I can't be the only person on the Internet who'd, generally speaking, rather read walls & walls of text rather than watch a video.
Not really but I can relate. You can scrub a video to get to the good part. Skimming text to get to the good part is harder. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I hate having to wait for video to download before being able to scrub reliably. Scrolling through text still feels better to me. - Victor Ganata
As someone who glosses a lot of videos I find each medium has strengths and weaknesses. People will make connections more generally in a video but they'll deep dive more readily in a text. Generally they are complimentary. - Todd Hoff
The main argument I have against video is guilt-by-association: the most empty-headed conspiracy theory bullshit tends to get spread via video instead of text. - Andrew C (✔)
On mobile, even on LTE, video is sloooow. On the desktop/laptop, I hate having to f- around with Flash updates. Music videos and memes and people's personal videos are one thing, but for speeches and lectures, If there's no transcript, I ain't looking. - Victor Ganata
I find I can generally get to the point faster with text than video. - John (bird whisperer)
Yes - video just seems to take forever; I read so much faster than people talk. - Jennifer Dittrich
I find I treat video as entertainment even if it's not intended that way--nothing gets through. Also, what Jennifer and John say: even a modest 600wpm is four times talking speed. (And you can skim a lot faster than that...) - Walt Crawford
Video is for cats. - Amit Patel
Andrew C (✔)
New Study Finds Humans Shouldn’t Spend More Than 5 Consecutive Hours Together | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
"“We found that, optimally, people should limit themselves to between two and 20 minutes in another person’s company, with five hours representing the absolute maximum amount of time that anyone should allow themselves to be in the presence of others. In addition, they should permit at least three days to elapse in between human interactions, preferably a week. We simply weren’t constructed to put up with more than that.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide | Katie Hurley -
There's Nothing Selfish About Suicide | Katie Hurley
"People who say that suicide is selfish always reference the survivors. It's selfish to leave children, spouses and other family members behind, so they say. They're not thinking about the survivors, or so they would have us believe. What they don't know is that those very loved ones are the reason many people hang on for just one more day. They do think about the survivors, probably up until the very last moment in many cases. But the soul-crushing depression that envelops them leaves them feeling like there is no alternative. Like the only way to get out is to opt out. And that is a devastating thought to endure." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Until you've stared down that level of depression, until you've lost your soul to a sea of emptiness and darkness... you don't get to make those judgments. You might not understand it, and you are certainly entitled to your own feelings, but making those judgments and spreading that kind of negativity won't help the next person. In fact, it will only hurt others." - rönin
Nanoscale images reveal patterns that can be created with cells, crystals and DNA -
Nanoscale images reveal patterns that can be created with cells, crystals and DNA
Nanoscale images reveal patterns that can be created with cells, crystals and DNA
B. LB.
Saddened today by the deaths of two funny, intelligent men. One is being mourned by the world; the other by his family, friends, and a legion of former students. Rest in peace, Robin and Bob. I hope you had a good meeting today in Heaven.
One thing for sure, there was a whole lotta laughter up there! - Jenny
Definitely! - B. LB. from Android
Barack Obama
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny ... and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama
lolx - Zarish Fatima
Kevin Fox
Wow, FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook five years ago yesterday and it's still up and running.
As noted on twitter. - Joe
Well, he posted it on Friendfeed first, and even Ben Golub liked it. - NOT THE CRICKET
Sorry, didn't see that one till later. - Joe
just as a back channel, stay in touch via in case FF goes down. What's Paul B. up to these days? I really like Bret's Quip app. - Adriano
I'm still here! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
HI KEVIN! - Stephen Mack
Five years should not be allowed to go by so fast. Tell it to stop, please. - Laura Norvig
big stamina - thomas morton ☢
#upandrunning Thumbs Up :) - Maurizio
Kevin Fox
Five years!
Long live the FriendFeed! - Brian Johns
The weirdest part is still don't know if FF is on death row or in Shangri-La. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Next major Facebook update: redirecting everyone from Facebook messenger to FriendFeed. Let the 1-star reviews flow! - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
Let me tell you about the worst allergic reaction I've ever had in my life. #saturdayff
Growing up, from my earliest memories, I always knew I was allergic to nuts -- particularly walnuts, pecans, and cashews. (But not so much for almonds or pine nuts, and not at all for chestnuts and coconuts.) - Stephen Mack
And while I never liked peanuts or peanut butter, I was never allergic to them. - Stephen Mack
When I tried to say I was allergic to peanuts, my dad would be the first to correct me. - Stephen Mack
"Peanuts are legumes, not nuts," he'd point out. - Stephen Mack
I have a vivid memory as a schoolboy on some field trip to a Roman ruin somewhere, my mother had packed a peanut butter sandwich for me for my lunch. And I didn't like the taste, the smell, the texture, or the way it stuck to the roof of my mouth. But I never had any allergic reactions to it. - Stephen Mack
So I had to admit my dad was right. - Stephen Mack
I was hypersensitive to nuts being in foods. Even a small amount would cause my mouth and lips to itch, my stomach to be upset, and the insides of my ears to itch. - Stephen Mack
My brother Phil thought it was psychosomatic, and would sometimes try to sneak in nuts in foods. But I could always tell. - Stephen Mack
In college, someone made me some packaged ravioli once, and in one half-bite I could tell there were nuts. It turned out there were pecans, listed as the very last ingredient. - Stephen Mack
During high school, I remember at a weekend church social, I had a slice of cake and was immediately miserable. Hazelnuts were to blame. - Stephen Mack
So. I avoided peanuts, learned to ask for ingredients, and went on with my life. - Stephen Mack
Senior year of college, I was with my friends John and Ruth, and we stopped for lunch at some food trucks off Telegraph. There was a Chinese place, and I liked the look of the Kung Pao chicken. At that time, I didn't know that Kung Pao chicken was made with peanuts. - Stephen Mack
I asked the food truck vendor if there were any nuts, and he emphatically said there were not. So I ordered it. - Stephen Mack
When it was ready, I was dismayed when I saw the peanuts, but I just ate around them. - Stephen Mack
Today, I would have returned it, or given it away, or just ordered another meal. But I was a hungry college student, with a limited budget, so I didn't feel I had a choice. Eating out was relatively rare -- mostly I made a lot of ramen. - Stephen Mack
About five minutes after we finished, Ruth, John and I were walking off somewhere, and I started itching. - Stephen Mack
I started scratching myself, not even consciously. - Stephen Mack
Ruth, who was pre-med, noticed. She pointed out that my color had changed, and that I was scratching my arms, back, legs more and more. - Stephen Mack
I pulled up one of my pant legs. There were nickel-sized hives all over. - Stephen Mack
A few minutes later, the insides of my ears started itched, the worst it's ever felt. And my lips started swelling up. - Stephen Mack
Ruth advised me to go to the student health building. - Stephen Mack
It was clear on the other side of campus. So I headed off. - Stephen Mack
As I walked, I felt my breathing become more labored. - Stephen Mack
Today, I would have called 911. Back then, a dumb college kid, I just started running. - Stephen Mack
By the time I got to Cowell Student Hospital, the itching all over my body was unbearable. My whole face was swollen as well. But fortunately it hadn't become any harder to breathe. - Stephen Mack
After a surprisingly long wait (during which time I could hear a doctor discussing things with a student behind the curtain next to me, and overheard the doctor say the word "gangrene," which freaked me out), they ended up giving me an epinephrine shot. My heart raced faster than I've ever felt, before or since, but I could feel the itching stop almost immediately. - Stephen Mack
Before too long, I was back to normal. I raced off to rejoin John and Ruth. And to this day, I avoid peanuts. - Stephen Mack
But it's not just that -- the smell of peanuts is horrific to me. If you're eating peanut butter, or a Reese's, I may have to leave the room. - Stephen Mack
our youngest has this allergy as well. always carrying a pair of epipens. - Big Joe Silence
In contrast to me having acquired the allergy in my teens, both of my kids were born allergic to peanut butter. But their symptoms are different from mine. If they eat any amount of peanuts, they just throw up. - Stephen Mack
Part 2 of this #saturdayff will continue off that theme next Saturday... Stay tuned! - Stephen Mack
--fin-- - Stephen Mack
That sounds crazy scary - also, gangrene? Sheesh. Way to totally freak you out when you're already having a pretty bad day. - Jennifer Dittrich
Joe, we carried epipens for a long while as well, but fortunately it doesn't seem required any longer. - Stephen Mack
Jennifer, I was so freaked out by that! And then afterwards I became super curious about what was going on with him, and wanted to peak in, but I didn't. - Stephen Mack
(Although now I think about it, it was probably hypothetical, the doctor may have been saying something like, "And if you don't take care of cleaning the wound regularly blah blah blah risk of developing gangrene.") - Stephen Mack
Great story and I feel you. My allergies have changed a lot over the years, but I'm a life-long sufferer of sooprize! hives. I also wake up with them almost every morning (on my face and neck). I look forward to reading your next installment! - Jenny H. from Android
Jenny, that must really upset Eivind. Especially since The Hives are Swedish. - Spidra Webster
Haha! I do enjoy their music. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Ack, Jenny! I started getting menstrual hives a few cycles ago, and that was pretty freaky. I'm still trying to adjust. - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
I'm pretty sure it's dust mites for me. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
Wow Stephan, that is truly one of the worthy shares. - Janet
:-( Kung-pao chicken really is delicious. - Amit Patel
While my peanut allergy isn't as severe, I can relate. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry you've had to go through all that, Stephen. I look forward to the next installment, though. - Spidra Webster
My food allergies have been getting worse and I never associated allergies with itchy ears, but now maybe I will! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
That's nutty. - Louis Gray
Oh, the itchy ears will drive you crazy. I have been living with that problem for the last 30 years, and it gets really bad in summer. When it first started I ran to the doctor thinking I had a bug crawling around in my ear (only 1 ear was itching that time). As it was explained to me, the itching isn't really in the's all in your throat, and you only think it's your ears that are itching. Mine isn't caused by foods, though. It's all airborne allergens that end up in my throat, from breathing. - April Russo
Yeesh! I can't fathom the people in the hospital making you wait to get treated. Glad you're alive! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Just watched a cute little one of these exploring the backyard. The picnic table and hay rack were boring, but the grill! Now that's something to check out. -
Just watched a cute little one of these exploring the backyard. The picnic table and hay rack were boring, but the grill! Now that's something to check out.
I had a chance encounter with his cousin last year whilst working in the front yard. Dude came out of the woods as I was gathering branches I'd cut from a bush. We regarded each other momentarily. He knew he had the upper hand. So did I. Immediately realizing that I could hear my mother calling, or that I was thirsty, or something, I retreated the opposite direction with as much dignity as I could muster. I imagined him barely suppressing a chuckle as he continued his rounds. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
This, my friends, is how our cat Mittens came to be a part of our household. He was a stray that lived around our porch. We would leave bowls of food & water on the porch for him. In yum, though, one of these critters decided that the bowl of food was for him. We couldn't have a skunk living on our porch, so we finally let Mittens live inside the house. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
I once had a cat with skunk-like markings, and he had a tendency to freak out my neighbors, who would not take my word for it that he was a cat, unless I went over and picked him up. My neighborhood does have a lot of skunks, though, so it's not a good idea to go walking around at night, unless you keep your keys in your hand and jingle them as you walk. - April Russo
Todd Hoff
Climatologist Who Predicted California Drought 10 Years Ago Says It May Soon Be 'Even More Dire' | ThinkProgress -
Climatologist Who Predicted California Drought 10 Years Ago Says It May Soon Be 'Even More Dire' | ThinkProgress
"Back in 2004, Sloan, professor of Earth sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and her graduate student Jacob Sewall published, “Disappearing Arctic sea ice reduces available water in the American west” (subs. req’d). They used powerful computers “to simulate the effects of reduced Arctic sea ice,” and “their most striking finding was a significant reduction in rain and snowfall in the American West.” “Where the sea ice is reduced, heat transfer from the ocean warms the atmosphere, resulting in a rising column of relatively warm air,” Sewall said. “The shift in storm tracks over North America was linked to the formation of these columns of warmer air over areas of reduced sea ice.” In January, Sewall wrote me that “both the pattern and even the magnitude of the anomaly looks very similar to what the models predicted in the 2005 study (see Fig. 3a [below]).”" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Steve C Team Marina
#saturdayff I didn't know pasta came in shapes other than spaghetti till I was out of high school. We didn't eat out and spaghetti shape was apparently what you could afford to feed a family of 11 on.
Perhaps it had nothing to do with the cost (most pasta shapes are sold in 1 LB packages, same as spaghetti, at the same price as spaghetti). Maybe it had to do with the volume needed to feed that many people. Other shapes, the boxes take up more storage space, and spaghetti is a good space saver. I can stack 10 packages of spaghetti in a small space, on one side of my cabinet, while 10 boxes of another shape would completely fill that same cabinet, leaving no room to store anything else. - April Russo
:))) - Jenny H. from Android
In my family we were also aware of macaroni, but that was only used for fish gratin. Spaghetti was served with ground beef. Without exception. - Eivind from Android
Bill Gates Leaps Over Chair
Bill Gates Leaps Over Chair
Where has this clip been all my life?? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Such a great moment. - NOT THE CRICKET
Performs a JUMP instruction. Like a boss. - Micah
Monique Judge
People should not be shamed for needing or wanting help of any kind. Sometimes just one word or even a smile can make a difference.
Yes! -> Everyone Involved With ‘Galaxy Quest’ Wants A Sequel
Yes! -> Everyone Involved With ‘Galaxy Quest’ Wants A Sequel
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I might have just met the love of my life. Might. I'm willing to bet he has a chocolate lab, a vintage muscle car in the garage he's refurbishing, and plans to hike the A.T. someday.
"Really* hike the A.T.? - Betsy
I'm guessing. Or projecting, really. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
are you wanting to hike the A.T. someday? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Since forever. Wanted to do it after college but got scared off doing it alone. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
2.5/3, but I've known you for a while. - NOT THE CRICKET
You're a peach, James. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
i'll hike the at with you all - chaz2b
when, and where we meeting up - chaz2b
Chaz, name the place and time. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I hate cliff hangers - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
(Sorry, my comment was meant to convey a joke but I phrased it so badly that even I had trouble remembering what I was trying to say. I'm blaming it on the phone.) - Betsy
No mercy, go get um. - Steve C Team Marina
Betsy: maybe you were making a Mark Sanford joke? - Andrew C (✔)
In summary, too many beers makes me romanticize everything and chaz2b and I are planning to hike the A.T. That about cover it from last night? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*reluctantly puts away pillbox wedding hat* - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
sorry, B. honestly though, by now you might've realized I get all dreamy eyed rose-colored glasses when the beer is flowing. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
don't we all? no need to apologize - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Andrew: yeah. - Betsy
I caught that immediately. And I thought it pretty clever. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Aw, man. *returns new hiking boots* - Steven Perez
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The nice thing about Google Play is I can compare of app permissions Facebook and Facebook Messenger before I install either one. I took screenshots and put the pieces together...
I don't know how this works for iOS apps... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The part where both apps can make downloads without notifications is awful too. WTF?! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Things like access to location, contacts, calendar, camera, microphone can be restricted in iOS. (SMS can't be accessed afaik). Is that possible in Android as well? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan, no. It's all in or don't install it. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
That's a lot of trust you need to place in Facebook (on Android). Would it be safer to access the mobile website instead? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oh wow, yeah, that's a big difference. You can set all those individually in iOS. - Victor Ganata
I use the mobile site and I doubt they'd remove messaging from the website entirely so they won't be getting my permission for the app! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephen Mack
Google+, you do not know me AT ALL.
OR... OR... the app knows you better than you know yourself. - Louis Gray
OR...OR... Louis is deluded. BURN! - Stephen Mack
Mr. Wittman, on behalf of all friendfeed users from Turkey -both the "tire-stopper" and "parallel" factions of the said crowd- , I'd like inform you that we know your name by heart thanks to your "Friendfeed Image Zoom Extension by Micah Wittman". It's nice to see you're doing well and enjoying your summer. **Biryel, Micah abiniz için bir tur hip hip hurray + gerekirse bi kutu çikolata + eyüp sabri tuncer kolonyası** - Alfonker Tapir
yerinde demişsin alfon abi U _ U - john david jackson
haksız mıyım, şu güzel abimize bi çay ısmarlamayalım mı v_v - Alfonker Tapir
+boğaz turu ve baklava - john david jackson
Tire-stopper diyince ne gelcek acaba aklına agsgdgsgagag - Willbedone Bythattime
dear micah, tire stopper is something like a wedge but bigger. - john david jackson
:) Thank you very, very much for the kind words, my friends in Turkey. I'm happy that crafting bits of software can make such a difference. Our 2-week family road trip in Canada and USA is almost complete - we'll be glad to arrive home tonight, but we had a great time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
micah <3<3<3 - nomnomski
Greetings from a semi tire-stopper turkish friendfeeder micah! - Willbedone Bythattime
well, let us know if you ever come to turkey -or greece for that matter, where I live with my girlfriend olympics, whom I often call my co-president v_v. we owe you some beers, or coffees. or fancy cocktails with midget umbrellas attached to the glass, with weird names like "the sunset horizon where the donkeys moan" or what have you. - Alfonker Tapir
if you happen to travel to ankara, a.k.a. melihland, we can show you the hidden underground pools that come into being when it rains, historical looking watchtoweresque gates, and the municipality building where the legend of the broken fountain had got started. also we can take you to the soul bar where each tire-stopper ff member goes for pilgrimage U _ U - john david jackson
LOL. Sounds great, Alfonker. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Jdj hacı olmuşum ben o zaman. Artık gerçek bir takozum o/ - Willbedone Bythattime
Kurgulu Saat'in bir nüktesi varıdı bununla ilgili şimdi Micah abimizin fidini meşgul etmeyeyim bir ara anlatırım sen gelince zaten anlatırım. - john david jackson
sorry for flooding your feed btw, but you see you are the only true international ff celebrity whose name is seen dozens of times a day by all friendfeeders. with great power comes great spiderman - this may not be the original quote o__O - Alfonker Tapir
I am so fucking confused. - Hookuh Tinypants
Oops, yeah, it got threadjacked (a flattering one as it turns out). The pic is yesterday at a Trek museum in Vulcan, Alberta. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Mr. Wittman, on behalf of all friendfeed users from Turkey -both the "tire-stopper" and "parallel" factions aidladşkasödşlaksd - Mitrazz Bilzerian
when the revolution happens in turkey thanks to friendfeed, we will have a statue of you in Keçiören Ankara, where currently there are the statues of the historically important Turks. (they will be destroyed of course, since to have them is racist) - feraye mi ferrari mi
mr. wittman, first of all, i would like to thank you, as my friends did, for your preciouss work creating the extension which covers the pathetic absence of a basic coding. but please be advised that some of the above comments are misguiding. do not ever come to Ankara. do not ever think of travelling to Ankara. do not ever try to search the location of ankara in google maps. there is... more... - doper
I'm definitely not on the right drugs today. - Hookuh Tinypants
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @pickover: The mystery of Stonehenge and Easter Island is solved.
RT @pickover: The mystery of Stonehenge and Easter Island is solved.
Ahahahem u_u - LilaLaMarea from Android
Jeff Atwood
RT @kfury: Best thing today: "Lead rhymes with read. Lead rhymes with read."
Kevin Fox
Best thing today: "Lead rhymes with read. Lead rhymes with read."
Andrew C (✔)
Area Man Somewhat Disturbed To Think Perfect Woman For Him Out There Somewhere | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
"Fully aware of his numerous flaws and unappealing personal characteristics, local 33-year-old Phillip Morgan confided to reporters Wednesday that he found it a bit unsettling to imagine that the perfect woman for him is out there somewhere." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
LOL - Eivind
Laughed thanx - WarLord
OMG, he's so modest about his peculiarities compared to my current BF. I might just be one of those women, if I were willing to move to Minneapolis. - Robin Van Heck
Son of Groucho
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World -
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World
26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets | Digital Camera World
"Many of you have browsed and shared our growing number of photography cheat sheets, and some of you have even gotten in touch to let us know how much you enjoy them. However, as items drop off the main page on a blog, they can be difficult to find later. To help save you time searching and gain time shooting, we’ve collated 26 of our most popular photography cheat sheets in one place. Here! Below you’ll find a summary and thumbnail of each. Simply click the links to drag and drop the larger version of each photography cheat sheet to your desktop." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Thanks for posting! - Steve C Team Marina
Mark H
Wine Pairing Guide For Wildlife -
Wine Pairing Guide For Wildlife
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:) - Eivind
Paul Buchheit
Definitively, you are one of my favorite blogger since long time. - Guy Vander Heyden
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