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Glen Campbell
RT @jamiehannaford: Kneel before me, for I am the Yak Shaving King
Yak shavers everywhere: we need to genetically engineer yaks that grow hair more quickly. - Amit Patel
au contraire. i need some hairless yaks around here. - Laura Norvig
teach a yak to shave and you have another software engineer - Kevin Johnson
Mark H
Your pavement squiggle markings decoded -
Your pavement squiggle markings decoded
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"They are the fleeting multi-coloured maps that chart the lay of the land beneath our feet. They tell those who dig up our roads where exactly the pipes and cables run, and, just as importantly, at what depth. Here we decode readers' road squiggle finds." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The product of convention rather than law, the different colours used in pavement markings refer to a particular utility. Red, for example, is the colour of electricity. Blue denotes water while yellow means gas, green means CCTV or cable firm networks and white, telecommunications (or general messages to contractors carrying out works). The numbers between the lines are used spell out the distance from the kerb of a particular pipe or a cable or - if a D is used - its depth." - Mark H
We need a color to mark the mini hyperloop package delivery system that will compete with amazon's drone delivery. - Amit Patel
Stephen Mack
Rancho San Antonio is my favorite place to run.
I love that place - Amit Patel
Amit, same here. We saw a hawk fluttering overhead (he seemed to be having fun swooping and hovering) but I didn't have anything but my cell phone camera, which couldn't capture it. I was thinking if you'd been there with your fancy camera you could have taken a picture if its underwing plumage or a close-up of a grub on its front left talon or some-such. - Stephen Mack
:) - Jenny H. from Android
That place is the best. My old coworkers introduced me to it. I miss it... and running in greenery for that matter. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Looks wonderful. Why ruin it with running? - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
This thread is reminding me that it's been a while since I've been there. And it's been weeks since I took my fancy camera anywhere. :( - Amit Patel
Andy Bakun
I'm mildly amazed at how much shit I cared deeply about a year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years ago that just doesn't seem worth it anymore.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @dtoidniero: NPR won #AprilFools by silently trolling Facebook's comment justice warriors:
"They posted the above headline to their Facebook page, a story about "Why Doesn't America Read Anymore?" If you actually clicked on it, you were sent to this: "We sometimes get the sense that some people are commenting on NPR stories that they haven't actually read. If you are reading this, please like this post and do not comment on it. Then let's see what people have to say about this "story."" - Andrew C (✔)
TLDR - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kevin Fox
Hello Kevin! - Georgia
Hello, World? - Tinfoil 2.0
welcome back - Claudio Cicali
HI - Me
nǐ hǎo. chīfàn le ma? - Mark Trapp
Is it me you're looking for? - Neal Krummell
Hello. - Louis Gray
Acknowledge. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hello! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
is this a test of the emergency broadcast system? - Laura Norvig
\o, - Zu from AOD
Hey! - Anne Bouey
Hello. - Betsy
Kevin Fox is a troll. - Akiva
I thought he was a Fox. - Joe - Systems Analyst
hello world! - imabonehead
Red 4 standing by. - David Lounsbury
Kevin Fox
Gmail turns 10 today! Time got the inside scoop on how it came to be. Such nostalgia.
At what point do we decide if it was an April Fools Day joke or not? - Brian Johns
This is a really cool article. - Stephen Mack
Funny they debunked the 20% myth. I did not know that. - Laura Norvig
Remember people selling their invites on eBay? Good times. Orkut has archived our early adopter ramblings about the interface ... - Laura Norvig
Brian, it was a ten-year April Fools Day joke. Today all of your gmail will be deleted permanently. - Laura Norvig
So gmail. Much learning. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Much wow. - Paul Buchheit
Which service will last longer? Friendfeed or Gmail? - Louis Gray
The Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) may not look like much, but its appearance can change dramatically. During most of the season, both genders are a rather dull kaki-olive-green, but once the mating season comes around, things change drastically: males put on their good suits to impress all the ladies! - Mahdi from Bookmarklet
چه خوشرنگه :)) - foska
اینا نر هاشون تو فصل جفت گیری رنگ عوض میکنند :)) - Mahdi
Wow! - Melly
رونوشت به لیتل جونمب :) - Mahdi
بخللللللللللل - خورشیدک در صبح بهاری
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Last month I paid off my "big" credit card. Today I paid off my Amazon card, and thanks to the Kindle credits, I won't be paying for this month's books, so I AM DEBT-FREE AT LAST!!
That's awesome - Shevonne
At least until the next big expense. I did the "snowball" thing. I paid off my car just when I retired, and used the erstwhile car payment to pay down my credit card. I'm lucky that I already own my house and now my car. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!!! Whatta a huge thing to accomplish. - Lnorigb
It wasn't easy. I started by not using the oddball store and gas cards I had. Paid them off in turn and was left with one card with the biggest credit limit, which really piled up what with a new furnace among other things. Got an Amazon card for online expenses. Now I just have monthly expenses on the online card, plus All Those Books. Still have the "big" card but I hope to be able to pay back anything I use that for in the future. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you are an inspiration! kudos! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
thats great.. being debt free" - Peter Dawson
m9m: I assume the One Big Card pays 1% (or 1.5%) cash back? If not, get one that this point you should have a great credit rating. Yes, being wholly debt free is wonderful. - Walt Crawford
WOO HOO! - Soup in a TARDIS
Is Walking Just as Good as Running? - US News -
"Walking may seem like more of a mode of transport than a form of exercise, but it really is one of the best things you can do for your body, your beauty and your long-term health. While you thought you were just getting from here to there, those steps were improving your cardiovascular strength, strengthening your muscles (which means more fat-burning power) and decreasing your chances of disease. And you can even find ways to walk while you work – such as a walking meeting or a treadmill desk, which you may have caught me using last week on FOX8 in Cleveland. Walking is such good exercise that you ought to include it in your day as a way to get younger." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
I know for a fact, dogs are telepathic. In separate rooms, not making a sound, if I pet one dog the others come running. Without fail.
I'm seeing too much sad news on FF lately. (Any amount is more than I'd like.) Life is precious, people. We think we already know that in our day-to-day living, but then we're reminded of how much we take it for granted. I suppose it's a necessary self-defense mechanism, but sometimes we need to get thumped on the head as a reminder.
Sort of a "I coulda hadda V8" thump, only in this context it would be a "I could paid more attention and devoted more time" thump. HIndsight is 20-20, of course. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
So true, Mark. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Big Joe Silence
Anyone who plays a musical instrument with some degree of proficiency, I consider a musician. From the kid in the school marching band to the pianist in the fern bar to Jimmy Page to a virtuoso in an orchestra. We are not goddamned unicorns.
I consider singing to be one of the most difficult instruments, btw. - Big Joe Silence
Glad to hear it. Too often I've heard people say that vocalists aren't musicians. - Spidra Webster
those people have never had to sing well for 45 minutes at a stretch, sometimes four sets a night, to a demanding audience who expect them to sound like a recording. - Big Joe Silence
Merlin Bird ID app – Instant Bird Identification Help for 350 North American birds -
Merlin Bird ID app – Instant Bird Identification Help for 350 North American birds
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"Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for beginning and intermediate bird watchers to learn about North America’s most common birds!" - Harold from Bookmarklet
That's really neat. - Stephen Mack
Already identified a couple of birds with this app. It includes recorded sounds of the birds as well. Saw the Northern Shoveler earlier. - Harold
Jeremiah Owyang
Things I expect to hear and see in SF: "I'm crowdfunding a children's book about Bitcoin using reclaimed paper"
Look at that. Search works today.
Search quick! - Stephen Mack
RT @brainwane: It really is infuriating. via @Hannah_MCurtis
RT @brainwane: It really is infuriating. via @Hannah_MCurtis
Ugh, this! - Heather, 30k Camper
This. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
My grandma is doing much better. Talked to her this morning. She has bronchitis, plus other chronic issues, but she's lucid. I'm so grateful I got to talk to her. <3
Glad to hear! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! Very happy to hear she's doing better and you were able to talk to her. - Tamara J. B.
RT @altmandaniel: Okay nerds, enjoy: HT @fedelowe
RT @altmandaniel: Okay nerds, enjoy: HT @fedelowe
applause. at math awesome. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Isn't it great? i loved it. - Miriella
y/0 = x/0 (illustration of man with arms morphing madly into horse legs, tentacles, power cables, etc.) - Stephen Mack
Love it! - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
RT @brownalumnimag: Peter Norvig of Google says online teaching, paradoxically, allows for more one on one interaction with students. #brown250
Steve and 4 other people
RT @phillcameron: Best free to play game in the world? Dwarf Fortress.
Losing is fun! - Amit Patel
Because of this I fired up DF for the first time in over a year … and realized I've forgotten how to play, and would have no chance defending against the siege currently in progress. - Amit Patel
Mike Nencetti
The best part about beer is I have some and can drink it and it's delicious.
Shannon - GlassMistress
The first tomato, and a bead I just can't get enough of.
How do you have tomatoes already? - Todd Hoff
hothouse? - Big Joe Silence
Lol, Florida! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I was wondering if her beads contain a Gaia energy field that helps plants grow. - Todd Hoff
Nope, no magical beads ... Just mild winters :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Glen Campbell
RT @laurelwamsley: Harvey Mudd quadrupled its number of female computer science majors, in three very replicable steps:
RT @laurelwamsley: Harvey Mudd quadrupled its number of female computer science majors, in three very replicable steps:
Mark H
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads -
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads
""During the simulated ELM pulses, we saw a completely counterintuitive behaviour", says de Temmerman: "The more power we sent to the wall material, the less energy actually reached the surface. The temperature of the tungsten samples already peaked part-way through the energy pulse and then started to drop. At the same time, our fast camera saw Hα-light coming from near the surface." Hα-light is a spectral line that indicates that cool hydrogen gas has escaped from the tungsten wall surface. De Temmerman: "We already know that the metal tungsten can absorb limited amounts of hydrogen, like a sponge. It looks like the incoming energy pulse frees a cloud of this absorbed hydrogen from the tungsten. The gas blanket then sucks energy from the incoming power pulse and distributes it evenly, protecting the surface directly below it." Simulations of the hydrogen stored in the tungsten before and after a plasma pulse support this analysis." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Fusion researchers try to recreate nuclear fusion, the power source at the heart of the sun, as a sustainable energy source on Earth in tokamak reactors like ITER. In a fusion reactor, hydrogen nuclei collide at hundreds of millions degrees Celsius, then fuse together to form helium and release prodigious amounts of energy. ITER has been designed to demonstrate the technical... more... - Mark H
Glen Campbell
New pet peeve: websites that prevent you from looking at them by showing a popup asking you to subscribe to their newsletter.
Or take a survey on their website. That you've just now visited for the first time. - Jennifer Dittrich
I envy you if this pet peeve is truly new. - Bruce Lewis
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @qikipedia: This is what happens when a walrus falls asleep on a surfacing submarine...
RT @qikipedia: This is what happens when a walrus falls asleep on a surfacing submarine...
This happens more often than people think. My dad used to tell us stories from his Navy days about the crazy things he would see from walruses, seals, sea lions and other marine life. - Elena from iPhone
There's some fakery going on in that image: - John (bird whisperer)
The real two photos are amazing, though. - Stephen Mack
The walrus looks so CUTE! I know it could probably kill you with one swipe but LOOKA IT! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Thomas Page
Cuman people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Cuman people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cuman people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Cumans originally lived east of the Yellow River, in China,[15] making them the only Caucasian people in eastern Asia at the time. The Cumans entered the grassland of Eastern Europe in the 11th century, from where they continued to assault the Byzantine Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary, and Rus - they became arch enemies. - Thomas Page from Bookmarklet
Interesting. Thanks :) - Eivind
A King of Hungary had a Cuman mother, iirc. - Pete
Mongol invasion of Rus' The princes of Rus' first heard of the coming Mongol warriors from the nomadic Cumans. Previously known for pillaging settlers on the frontier, the nomads now preferred peaceful relations, Seima-Turbino Phenomenon... more... - Thomas Page
Kazakhs are descendants of the Turkic tribes – Argyns, Khazars, Qarluqs; and of the Kipchaks and Cumans (the Kipchaks and Cumans being one of their major ancestors),[16][17]- Mongolic groups,and other tribes such as the Kankalis, and ancient Iranian nomads like the Sarmatians, Saka and Scythians, and Slavs from East Europe populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea and... more... - Thomas Page
Rough Riders of the World [ Cossacks [[[[[[[[[[[ estimated time until ff search starts working again ETR? < move [[[[ 3 -30 sort more... - Thomas Page
Andrew C (✔)
Will Friendfeed ever upgrade to Twitter API 1.1? Separately, but relatedly, how long will Twitter keep API 1.0 going this time? Is it one day a year, just to remind people about old running services?
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