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RT @jwoodham: Texting wasn't always easy. In my day, you had to work for it. You had to want it. You need an S? You better click that 7 button FOUR TIMES.
Do you kids realize how long it would take to write 'uphill both ways' in my day? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
In my day, you received your texts on a BEEPER and couldn't send a reply. You had to find a PAY PHONE and call them. - April Russo
In my day, texting was in Morse code. - Joe
What was that show with guys on horses delivering mail but somehow it was very DRAMATIC? With that Estevez guy? You remember?! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Young Riders" - Also, it was Stephen Baldwin (and Josh Brolin, I think); Estevez wasn't in it - he was in Young Guns - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I loved that show! Not as much as I loved Young Guns and Young Guns II, but still. - Hookuh Tinypants
I did, too. Young Riders was appointment television for my family when it was on. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Yes! I must have combined those two things... Thanks! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
In related news, while Young Riders is not available on Amazon Instant Video or Netflix, it does appear that I can watch it on Hulu by logging into my parents' Dish Network account. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Oh snap! I keep forgetting I have that. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mark H
The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling -
The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling
"Last month a judge ruled that religious pamphlets could be distributed in a school district in Orange County, Florida, according to Raw Story. In the wake of this ruling, the Satanic Temple is handing out its own religious literature to Orange County schools: “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Great news.. - Arfin Kiriloğlu from Android it is actually a nice book of activities - d☭snake
OF COURSE they use WordPress... - Brent Schaus
Louis Gray
Our water use is down 40% year over year, due in part to going with Rachio for our smart sprinkler system. We're also down about 60% from two years ago. More to do, but the right direction.
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We went 54k gallons over a 60 day period in 2012 to 24k this year. Our kids still take too many baths, and we do too much laundry, but the trajectory is good. - Louis Gray
We too have been cutting back on water usage. In completely unrelated news, we had to have 17 trees taken out this summer. :( Oh, wait, that's not completely unrelated, is it? :( - Amit Patel
Our well is producing a few gallons a day per person. Around here the water truckers have been overwhelmed with business since june as wells have run dry. We're using bottled water and eating off paper plates. #prayforrain #sacrificepeopleforrain - Todd Hoff
Looking at the data makes me feel like we're still using a ton of water, but unless we never bathe or wash clothes, we're hard pressed to take it dramatically lower. - Louis Gray
That's 12K gallons a month? That's 400 gallons a day. With 4 people that's 100 gallons per person per day. Which is average. So that's very good progress. Good work. Using no water landscaping is a good next step. That will be coming soon enough for everyone. Without better monitoring data it's hard to go that next step in reducing usage. Here are some more water savings tips: - Todd Hoff
Aldercroft Heights is now rationing to 50 gallons per household per day. - Todd Hoff
@todd, but we have five people. :) - Louis Gray from Android
It's extreme, but you can give one away to a family of 3. - Todd Hoff
Andy Bakun
Both of these people created operating systems that greet the user by name. But only one tried to destroy the world.
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Strap an iPad to your face with AirVR for mobile VR -
Strap an iPad to your face with AirVR for mobile VR
"Samsung may have Oculus powering its Gear VR headset, but what about Apple users? Fear not, as AirVR has just hit Kickstarter, requesting $20,000 in funds to convert your iPad mini (Retina) or iPhone 6 Plus into a VR headset." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Interesting interview today for a part time gig that could turn into more if I did it right. The pay is shit and the boss is a handful, but it could be fun and challenging. A lot to think about.
Also a childhood friend came through town with her new husband and it was so so good to see a warm friendly face from my past in my present world. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
The only thing better than sharing a Snopes link on a friend's Facebook meme, debunking it completely, is posting a link to the exact same meme they posted 2 years ago where I also posted that Snopes link.
re-Snope'd! - Jennifer Dittrich
In-Snope-cition :) - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
MS just bought Mojang (Minecraft dev) for $2.5B. Since Notch had a 71% stake, that gives him $1.7B. And according to terms of the deal, all three founders are leaving immediately.
"As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that." - Andrew C (✔)
Netputing » handyLock -
Netputing » handyLock
"handyLock is an application that locks your Mac screen when you move away from it. This way your Mac is safe and secured from unauthorized access. This is very convenient if you want to prevent access by kids, co-workers or others when you slip away to grab a coffee, a drink or take a bio break. It accomplishes this by pairing a Bluetooth device like your iPhone with your Mac and sensing when this device is getting out of range. As a result your screen will be locked until you move back in range of your Mac. At that point it will unlock on its own. Almost magical!" - Me from Bookmarklet
Doesn't work as well as I wish it did. Great idea.. needs more work though. - Me
Corinne L
Neighbor who gives me his magazine subscription & is all glowy & happy because he's got a new boyfriend after a long dry spell. Gluten free pancakes with peanut butter smeared on top. Kind, supportive friends, both old and new. DMs that make me grin. Burger Battle organizer asking for my help & moral support at the event next week.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Do snakes always curl the same way? Or are the bi-directional in their curling?
Their bodies are capable of both, but I don't know if they preferentially curl one way or another. - Jenny H. from Android
It depends if they are in the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere. - Joe
Yeah, Jenny, I'm wondering if they have a preference. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
LOL Joe. - Melly - #TeamMarina
"Dr. Roth studied the coiling behavior of 30 cottonmouth snakes over a six-month period. He made 1813 observations of the direction each snake coiled. Adult snakes (16 of 20 snakes) preferred to coil in the clockwise direction. Many female snakes (15 of 20 snakes), but few male snakes (only 4 of 10 snakes), also tended to coil in a clockwise pattern. Dr. Roth suggests that the location... more... - Betsy
Thanks, Betsy! - Jenny H. from Android
So cool! - Amit Patel
Now he needs to repeat the experiment but in the southern hemisphere. :-) - Betsy
in the moment
*_* voglio una maglietta, subito - A. Morloi Grazioli
Jennifer Dittrich
My mom, 4 and a half years cancer free. At each successive checkup, I look forward to, rather than dread, hearing the results. Each time, I am so grateful for the doctors, nurses, and medical staff she has worked with along the way, especially the specialist she worked with at Virginia Mason. Hasn't been easy, but so worth it <3
And now, for a celebratory dinner with her and my dad! - Jennifer Dittrich
Huzzah! - Soup in a TARDIS
Yay! Hugs. - peamageddon
Excellent news! - Katy S
That's great! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful! - Anne Bouey
Yay! That's so fantastic! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Stephan #TeamMarina
Through the window because I'm not brave enough to go outside yet. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
I'm a little jealous. And simultaneously horrified. - Alix May
^ this. - Jennifer Dittrich
Not here, just horrified. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm just pissed off, that's all. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
*shudder* - Marie
OMG!!! How??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where? Great white north? - Ken Gidley
:( - Anne Bouey
Yes, Ken. We will get nicer weather this weekend. If not, it wil be spring time again in 6-7 months. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
hmm. Calgary ish? what part? (I'm in Bridlewood) - Nathalie
May I come ski around your back yard? - Brian Johns
Damn. - Jenny H. from Android
OH MY this is too early!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
More near Sundre, Nathalie. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Best of day needs the Hide button. - Bruce Lewis
"Obey The Silence" Stickers by Eozen | Redbubble -
"Obey The Silence" Stickers by Eozen | Redbubble
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
aşisdaşiskda - yedi
Glen Campbell
Just taught my son how to use !$ #proudDad #bash #unix
Homebrew Cask -
"Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to OS X applications and large binaries alike. It only takes 1 line in your shell to reach 1850 Casks maintained by 839 contributors." - Me from Bookmarklet
Steve C Team Marina
Stolen 1964 Ford Thunderbird found 33 years later | FOX Sports -
Stolen 1964 Ford Thunderbird found 33 years later | FOX Sports
"Gary Chartrand got the surprise of his life recently, when police called to tell him they’d found an old friend. Not a missing person, but his 1964 Ford Thunderbird that was stolen from the Sacramento bar he was working at in 1981, KOVR reports. The car was picked up 750 miles away in Washington State, apparently when someone tried to register it, Chartrand says, but exactly who took it, and where it’s been all these years is still unknown." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Curious what Sacramento bar he worked at...will see if the local news covered the story. - Corinne L
@Corinne: Fanny Ann's Saloon. - Betsy
Thanks Betsy! A quick search of local news pulled up nothing. - Corinne L
Victor Ganata
"My best friend and militant environmentalist made an interesting point about all this to me yesterday: why are we focusing all of our energy on saving water on a personal level when the vast majority of water is being used by businesses?" — Mike N.
"Fracking, farming, manufacturing, etc uses way more water than we do when we take a shower, water our lawns, or get a car wash. Don't get me wrong, we should all be conserving water, but are businesses being asked to do the same just as aggressively as we are?" - Victor Ganata
Granted, we haven't started implementing really aggressive measures yet (and LADWP certainly doesn't have the resources to aggressively enforce existing measures anyway) but, yeah, I'm not sure that cracking down on individual households is actually going to do jackshit if big ag and industry don't ramp down their own use. - Victor Ganata
How about we (you) start by eliminating the commercial bulk rate for water and charge all consumers the same price. - DJF from Android
I can't even begin to imagine what sorts of political machinations and backdoor deals and possible assassinations would be required to loosen the crony capitalist iron grip of the LADWP and the MWD. Sacramento seems utterly powerless against them. Washington D.C. probably wouldn't stand much chance against them either without sending troops to nationalize them. - Victor Ganata
Forget it, it's Chinatown - DJF from Android
Steve C Team Marina
Facebook Data Shows NFL Fandom by Counties Throughout United States | Bleacher Report -
Facebook Data Shows NFL Fandom by Counties Throughout United States | Bleacher Report
"The map shows which NFL team has the highest number of Facebook "likes" by county. It isn't an exact science, but it gives us a pretty good idea of each club's popularity. For the most part, the results were predictable. States with just one team could usually agree on which was its favorite. It gets interesting when the data shows fandom in the states with more than one franchise. It should come as little surprise that the Dallas Cowboys—aka "America's Team"—won a lot of counties. However, it may surprise some that the New York Jets were unable to get on the map." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
I started off a text with "Good night! Sleep well!" and had to stop myself from finishing with "I'll most likely kill you in the morning!" #DreadPirateRoberts
Stephan #TeamMarina
Hand-drawn licence plate fails to fool state trooper | Weird | News | Toronto Su -
Hand-drawn licence plate fails to fool state trooper | Weird | News | Toronto Su
"A Massachusetts woman whose licence plate was revoked failed to fool police with the homemade one she put on her car. State police said a trooper stopped the car Tuesday on Interstate 391 in Chicopee, about 140 km southwest of Boston. It had a piece of cardboard in place of a plate with a number crudely drawn in red coloured pencil. Above it, in a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, were the words "Aug Massachusetts" in blue. At the bottom, the forger had attempted to recreate the italicized (correct) slogan "The spirit of America."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I joked about doing this after I got a ticket for not having a front plate - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Artisinal plating. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I had my back license plate stolen in high school. My dad called the police and the DMV to report it and was told by both agencies to write the plate number & expiration date, "stolen" and a code they gave him on a piece of paper and place it in my rear window. We did just that and everything was fine until I got pulled over for not having a valid plate. The cop said whoever told us... more... - Elena
Your Brain on Metaphors - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education -
Your Brain on Metaphors - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"It sounds like a question that only a linguist could love. But neuroscientists have been trying to answer it using exotic brain-scanning technologies. Their findings have varied wildly, in some cases contradicting one another. If they make progress, the payoff will be big. Their findings will enrich a theory that aims to explain how wet masses of neurons can understand anything at all. And they may drive a stake into the widespread assumption that computers will inevitably become conscious in a humanlike way." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The hypothesis driving their work is that metaphor is central to language. Metaphor used to be thought of as merely poetic ornamentation, aesthetically pretty but otherwise irrelevant. "Love is a rose, but you better not pick it," sang Neil Young in 1977, riffing on the timeworn comparison between a sexual partner and a pollinating perennial. For centuries, metaphor was just the place where poets went to show off." - Maitani
If you are interested in the topic, you should read the two articles; they complement each other. - Maitani
holly #ravingfangirl
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Today was a great day y'all. Played my first bike polo game and scored a goal even though I don't have control of the bike or the mallet yet. Then an awesome lady friend took me to dinner and offered me the spare room in her house by saying 'you're not going to need it, but if you do it's yours'. I continue to be humbled by the care and concern...
people have shown me. It is truly affirming. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
And who knew there was a sport I might actually enjoy and be decent at? The Universe never fails to surprise me with her shenanigans. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Also that feeling when you're physically tired from fun and then get to rest. Soooo delicious. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You missed Dragoncon again actually we both did, but you really need to go.sincerely your friend AKA me. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
You're right, Eric. I really need to get there one year. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Steve C Team Marina
Dear neighbor i don't really know. I appreciate your concern but no, it is not a little late for the little guy to be out at 8pm. We live in So Cal. It was 75 degrees at 8pm. We live in a nice enough area. Sure we have gangs but the black gangs only shoot black gangs and the mexican and asian gangs shoot each other. Whitey here is fine.
Boy and I go out whenever mom's boobs say we need to go. Period. - Steve C Team Marina
Speaking as someone that refuses to live by other people's made up ideas of a "normal" schedule, you can take that boy out whenever you want...even at 3 am, if that's what you choose. Not like he has to be in school tomorrow morning or something. And even if he did, there is nothing that says he can't sleep when he gets home and start his day a lot earlier, when everyone is still... more... - April Russo
Andy Bakun
the new form of the destructor. - Big Joe Silence
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?! -
So Australia is even crazier than I thought it was? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?!
Yep. Pretty much true. - Johnny from iPhone
It just occurred to me that Hitchcock's "The Birds" must seem like the lamest thing to the average Australian. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I have a magpie phobia after getting swooped quite viciously as a kid. I refuse to walk anywhere in magpie season (and usually a month or two either side) unless I'm carrying an umbrella. - Melly - #TeamMarina
There are birds here with that swooping behavior during nesting season, I forget what kind of bird but there was a big problem with them by San Francisco city hall, used to be reports on the news about it every year. People with bloody foreheads n shit. Haven't heard anything in a while, maybe they moved them away from downtown. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
& this thread cracked me the hell up. What the actual fuck Australia. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
LOL, crazy! Our magpies are so docile. - Jenny H. from Android
@starmama: red-winged blackbirds during nesting season. One nested on a streetlight right outside the staff door at MfPOW. It got me once or twice. Here's news video from Chicago. - Betsy
That was them! People claimed there was one bird in particular who was attacking people the most, started calling it Swoopy :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Plovers are little bastards too. - Melly - #TeamMarina
My heart keeps catching in my throat watching that magpie video. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Can I please go back to just shrimps on barbies image of Australia? I guess not. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
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