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Sarah G.
RT @webinista: Mr. Snufflelupagus is on Twitter. His account is protected, but BIG BIRD CAN SEE IT. I see what you did there @sesamestreet team.
except for adults can see "snuffy" now - because someone complained that kids who report weird sightings shouldn't be ignored. - Christina Pikas
"someone complained" -> "In an interview on a Canadian telethon that was hosted by Bob McGrath, Snuffy's performer, Martin P. Robinson, revealed that Snuffy was finally introduced to the main human cast mainly due to a string of high profile and sometimes graphic stories of pedophilia and sexual abuse of children that had been aired on shows such as 60 Minutes and 20/20. The writers... more... - Johnny
Oh, that's really beautiful. I had no idea (I'm really behind on my Sesame Street). - joey
Shevonne
Snow is pretty when you don't have to go anywhere http://t.co/FohAli7lpf
Snow is pretty when you don't have to go anywhere http://t.co/FohAli7lpf
Snow is pretty when you go out in it, in the middle of the night, while it is still falling, for the express purpose of being the first person to leave your footprints in it. - April Russo
Andy Bakun
Where There Are More Single Men Than Women - CityLab - http://www.citylab.com/housing...
Where There Are More Single Men Than Women - CityLab
Andy Bakun
Pat'sBlog: Trisecting the General Angle, A Plethora of Pretty Approaches - http://pballew.blogspot.com/2015...
Pat'sBlog: Trisecting the General Angle, A Plethora of Pretty Approaches
Pat'sBlog: Trisecting the General Angle, A Plethora of Pretty Approaches
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For the past 15 years or so, I have been working on-and-off on discovering how to trisect an angle, despite that it's apparently been proven impossible. These are great solutions and seem obvious now that I look at them. - Andy Bakun
imabonehead
Oil Eating Microbes Have Worldwide Underground Connections - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast...
"Living deep underground ain't easy. In addition to hellish temperatures and pressures, there's not a lot to eat. Which is why oil reservoirs are the microbes’ cornucopia in this hidden realm. Microbes feast on many oil reservoirs, but it has been unclear how the micro-organisms got to those locales. One proposal has been that the microbes colonize a pool of dead algae corpses and then go along for the ride as the pool gets buried deeper and deeper and the algae slowly become oil. That’s the so-called "burial and isolation" hypothesis." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"Researchers surveyed the genetics of oil-eating microbes from around the world. They found that populations from Nevada to the North Sea matched up almost exactly. They also determined that microbes in the North Sea appear to have swapped genes with Japanese microbes despite the locations being more than 8,000 kilometers apart on the Earth’s surface." - imabonehead
Andy Bakun
Andy Bakun
RT @flea: If Natalie Portman and Jacques Cousteau got married their celebrity name portmanteau would be Portmanteau.
Micah
"In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime—one Ankrom had plotted for years." http://99percentinvisible.org/episode...
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This is a little slice of amazing. - Micah
I love this man. - Hookuh Tinypants
I had no idea. I was just glad there was finally a sign. The merge lanes were horrendous because of confusion and last minute lane changes. - Anika
An insta- folk hero perhaps only so cal peeps can fully appreciate. - Micah
So awesome. - Tamara J. B.
Oh, man. I remember watching this on TV (my office had news on all of the time, and August on the hill in DC needs all of the entertainment it can get.) - Jennifer Dittrich
He deserves an award for extreme baddassery. - April Russo
As someone else noted on Twitter: Caltrans' reaction to this is also remarkable. - Walt Crawford
Spidra Webster
Oregon Will Soon Have The Nation's First Openly Bisexual Governor | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt...
Oregon Will Soon Have The Nation's First Openly Bisexual Governor | ThinkProgress
"The state of Oregon will make history this week when it swears in the current Secretary of State Kate Brown (D) as governor, making her the governor in the country to be openly bisexual. Gov. John Kitzhaber (D), who had just been reelected to his fourth term in November, resigned on Friday amid questions about the improper influence his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, may have had over the distribution over contracts distributed in the state. Though the 67-year-old governor repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing, he said in a statement Friday that his resignation would be effective Feb.18. Because the state of Oregon doesn’t have a lieutenant governor like most other states, the secretary of state will succeed Kizhaber. Brown wrote about her bisexuality in a 1992, when she was serving in the state’s House of Representatives. “I believe it was during my early 30’s that I figured out who, or what, I am. But it wasn’t until it was written in the Oregonian newspaper that I was bisexual that... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
That's So CAJ!
#SaturdayFF I've recently discovered what my personal theme for 2015 is going to be: "Do. The. Work." Simple enough, right? I noticed that I had become fairly lackadaisical in some life tasks and was tending towards "I'll do that later" reactions for too many things. Hopefully, my first thought will now be "Do. The. Work." and I Do The Damn Thing.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Jed
Thanks Jon Stewart for keeping me informed, laughing, and vigilant. You're a class act.
Sarah G.
I've become an Inbox Zero person. Check the news...Hell has possibly frozen over.
I think the only inbox I have near zero is my Excite account. And that is only because I only log in every 6 months or so, and in the interim it deactivates. - sglassme
Spidra Webster
"Midwinter, a romantic trip at sunset, surrounded by water, steaming and relaxing with family and friends while sailing through the canals, or laughing with colleagues in ice cold lakes as you luxuriate in a warm bath. It’s all possible with the HotTug! Don’t just enjoy a hot tub in your backyard, enjoy it wherever you are, while the landscape changes around you! The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can sail or tug(boat) that you can bathe in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water - a truly fantastic never-to-be-forgotten experience." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Holly's favorite Anna
When a librarian is also the music director of a community radio station, all the metadata on the MP3s gets fixed.
YES! - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Todd Hoff
Don't they look like baby minnows? - Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells | Impact Lab - http://www.impactlab.net/2015...
Don't they look like baby minnows? - Scientists grow human hair in lab using stem cells | Impact Lab
And how would one attach those hair minnows? Asking for a friend. - Ken Morley
I hope to find out some day :-) - Todd Hoff
I want to know too ;-) - Amit Patel
Andrew C (✔)
Hey, in the "Frogger" game, why couldn't the frog just swim across rivers?
Alligators and turtles. - Victor Ganata
Oh, and snakes and otters. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, but the frog dies instantly in water. - Andrew C (✔)
LOL, I had to look it up and apparently the manual for the Atari 2600 version of Frogger explains that "the current is too strong" :D https://atariage.com/manual_... - Victor Ganata
Boooooooo - Andrew C (✔)
^^ impressed by Victor's research - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken Morley
Fun Fact: Asian elephants are more closely related to woolly mammoths than to African elephants.
This is probably why he looks so happy! http://friendfeed.com/arc315... - Ken Morley
Andrew C (✔)
RT @theonion: Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back http://onion.com/1yR3FyV http://t.co/ACiX8vdHPn
RT @theonion: Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back http://onion.com/1yR3FyV http://t.co/ACiX8vdHPn
Tamara J. B.
For all I complain about living in the OC, I have to say that I absolutely love my little town and neighborhood. It's so safe and family-oriented! We live on the foothill & have gorgeous sunsets with amazing views of Catalina from our apartment & tonight we walked with M to the grocery store for dinner & it was so lovely. Tons of people out walking
with their kids and dogs,just enjoying the weather, neighborhood and being active. Love. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I loved walking to the store too. It's about a mile from our house and we just put the groceries in the bottom of the jogging stroller. Awesome. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Being able to walk places is high on my list of wants when home shopping. So glad you have such a great area to enjoy! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The Other Yvonne
To the folks who responded to my plea for help regarding my malware. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I'm back!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Scientists Discover 'Reset Button' For The Body's Biological Clock | IFLScience http://www.iflscience.com/brain...
Scientists Discover 'Reset Button' For The Body's Biological Clock | IFLScience http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-discover-reset-button-bodys-biological-clock
Heh, that seems an extreme treatment. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Word. But they're just getting started. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
BBC has announced there will be a Dr Who LEGO set out later this year. #whenworldscollide
Squeeeee! - bentley
...So the Dr Who minifigs I came across and put in Christmas crackers in December were maybe not entirely official? (I was hanging out for River or Amy but got a Vampire of Venice. An Eleven and a Dalek turned up, I forget the other possibles.) - Deborah Fitchett
Mike Nencetti
The hospice counseling sessions are helping. My challenge this session write a letter (hand written) to my wife. I have a week. Not sure when I will start.
That's an interesting challenge. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
will not be easy. - Mike Nencetti
No, it won't be, but I suppose they think you are up to doing it, so that's good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Strength to you. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
RT @pete_schultz: Can vaccines be administered via dart gun? If so, I have an idea for another controversial sniper movie.
I need to RT this! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Shevonne
Babies created from three people http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Babies created from three people http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31096030#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
Corinne L
Stephen Mack is one cool dude. Helpful, funny, and kind.
he's aight - MoTO Boychick Devil
Awwww, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Indeed. He's also one of the most interesting people I've ever met. - Jenny H. from Android
*blush* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I haven't met him but I hear that when he smiles, birds break out in song. - MoTO Boychick Devil
It's cos he carries bird seed with him. - Pete
He definitely has a big heart. A truly considerate and caring person. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Big heart? Exercises a lot? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Amit Patel
He square dances like a motherfucker. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Amit, my resting heart rate is 57 bpm per my Fitbit Surge. - Stephen Mack
Meg VMeg
How long has it been since you lived with a roommate/housemate? (let's say, shared space with someone who's non-familial and non-romantic, for longer than 6 months) Also, feel free to share your best/worst roommate stories.
About 5 years, give or take. I don't really have any terrible stories, just the normal occasional spats and fights over dishes. - Jennifer Dittrich
I graduated college 20 years ago this spring. I lived in a single room my last two years. So, 22 years.no terrible/great stories. roommates were fine. - ellbeecee
I have never lived with a roommate. I did have a couple dozen floormates in college (19 years ago), and a shared coed bathroom, but we all lived in tiny monastic-cell-like singles. My favorite story from that time involves how someone got busted for his pet rats, and for the rest of the semester we all took turns having them live with us so no one got busted. I also really liked hanging... more... - Marianne
It's been about 8 yrs since I had a housemate (although for the last 4.5 years I've lived with family again so I have a number of the same issues, possibly even worse). Worst is probably the guy who moved in and didn't mention he was bipolar. I was the master tenant and thus responsible when I came home from a road trip to find him sitting drunk on the roof in the middle of trying to... more... - Spidra Webster
Last roommate was December of 2001, so 14 years. I had suite mates until May of 2004, but we all had our own bedrooms. I've never had a housemate or live-in partner. - Soup in a TARDIS
Edited to add "housemate", because that's really what I meant: sharing common areas, not a bedroom necessarily. I'm curious if I'm the only one "here" who shares living space like this (currently, it's out of financial necessity). I've only lived on my own for 2 years of my life, and even when I've lived with significant others, we had housemates. - Meg VMeg
Earlier this month, after I lost my job as the Red Power Ranger, I had an argument with my roommate and ended up stabbing him with a sword. It was self-defense, though. - Stephen Mack
Do Chris's parents count? It's more like being a kid than having roommates except that I have more to complain about. - Heather
It's been 7 years, though I was considering a roommate again until Philosopher and I got serious - Hedgehog from Android
I was starting to say college which would be 20 years but d'oh forgot the whole navy thing living with like 350 of my best buddies in a tin can for a 6 month deployment and then other underway periods of 1week to a couple of months. Of course those would be Navy stories, not roomie stories - Christina Pikas
My first roommate was the worst. She insisted on having sex in the room while I was still in it (like I'd be writing a paper and she'd be banging away) and she didn't "believe" in taking regular showers (maybe once every month or two). She was also cheap as hell, which meant she would only do her laundry when she went home for the holidays (where it was free). When she'd get out of bed in the morning and flip back her duvet a wall of heat and stick would fly across the room. Ugh. - Soup in a TARDIS
Hmm....I guess it's been seven years. I briefly shared a house instead of doing a daily 4 hour commute. It was okay until another person moved in. I found a studio apartment shortly after that. Honestly, I'd say people have more bad roommate stories about me. I just don't like sharing space with most people. My worst experiences were the year I shared a house with two other women while... more... - J. Marie B
Sophomore year of college, so ... good lord, 25 years. I am not a roommate person. - Catherine Pellegrino
Currently have a roommate. Have had roommates consistently for the past...20 years? It's just a comfortable arrangement and I don't really care to change it up much. We respect each others' space and still come together to hang out or share meals. It's kind of like living with family I guess. Nightmare roommates - I've had two, but one was by far the worst. He'd decided it was his god... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
19 years! - Andrew C (✔)
11 years. I sort of miss having housemates, actually, because I truly loved some of my housemate situations, but then every time I think about having one now I get squidgy. - laura x
Based on your parameters, Meg, never. Longest platonic roommate/housemate situation was 3 months and the last one was about 5 years ago. - Corinne L
Grad school. I lived in a big old Victorian house with my best friend from high school (Tim), my high school boyfriend who I dated on and off for a decade (Christian), and my friend's friend (Mary). The house was in a constant state of renovation, and the guys worked 3rd shift. I got up one morning to find they'd stripped all the carpet out while I slept. On another day I came home and... more... - Jenica from iPhone
!980, my one and only roommate - I was 14, pretending to be 19, and my roommate was a single mother with 2 kids, that I met in a homeless shelter in Santa Monica. She had recently acquired a job but didn't get her first paycheck, yet. She was hitting the time limit at the shelter and they were kicking her out. With no money, 2 kids, and no place to go, she was in pretty deep... more... - April Russo
About nine years. - Julian
If you don't count my first four months here in DC where I did live in a shared house situation, 8 years. And even then I was living with my parents and we have a pretty decent dynamic. The DC situation taught me I'm not opposed to having roommates, as long as I have my own bathroom. - Katie
since 2004 I think? so...10 years. some of that time i lived with family but yeah...nothing since then. the last roommate i had broke my desire to ever do that again. it was the woman that owned the house and she said she was a vampire, mortician, belly dancer. she liked to come home at 3 in the morning stomping up the stairs in 3 inch boots and when the other dude and i said something to her, her response was "its my house i'll do what i want." she was...interesting. - Sir Shuping is just sir
It's been 51 years (!). Sophomore year of college, first year in student co-op. He probably wasn't a terrible roommate (most of the house was engineering students, and "slacker" was not a 1963 term at UC Berkeley in engineering), but I was happy to get and keep a single the next year. - Walt Crawford
I had a roommate in ketchikan. But she was pretty cool. My first (and only) roommates in college though were horrendous. My freshman year RM his her weed in my backpack once. And she was a tottotal drunk. She spilled her beer all over my homework and wrecked it so I wasn't able to turn in the 50 point assignment. My second roommate was just weird. She picked skin off her feet and ATE it. - Marissa from Android
The Other Yvonne
OMG. I've fallen on the couch and there's no coffee made. Help!
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
date from Saturday texted to say again that he had a great time and would like to get together again soon with a schedule of his availability this week. well done, sir. well done.
we've made plans to go to a local artist market on Saturday. I told him that's what I had planned to do this Saturday, and he said "I'd be excited to join you. I love craft fairs!" loves craft fairs with an exclamation. *chair dances* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Tell him Crazy Unca Junior is watching him. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
haha. will do, B. thanks for that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
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