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Andrew C (✔)
Gold bugs are so dumb they can read an article with "(Amounts have been adjusted for inflation.)" and reply "This has no credibility. […] 1) The dollar has lost 95% of its purchasing power since 1913, this article may be referring to a pre-1913 dollar."
I like imagining little gold beetles arguing about the value of currency. - joey
Yes, well, it's a cute image until you get close enough to actually hear them talk, most of which is self-satisfied chortling and links to extremely dubious Youtube videos. - Andrew C (✔)
Luna-ticks. - joey
Todd Hoff
In the future when an AI tries to recreate a virtual you from your vast data footprint, the loss of FriendFeed will create a big hole in your virtual personality. I think FF catches a side of people that isn't made manifest in other mediums.
And I may archive my posts, but a lot of my interaction here has been through comments that will disappear. - Stephen Mack
Perhaps 50 years from now people will look back on our poor data hygiene with horror and disbelief. How barbaric they were in the past, people will say. - Todd Hoff
I'm inclined to say that now when I think of the first Doctor Who episodes whose tapes were overwritten. Sometimes you need distance to really appreciate a thing. - That's So CAJ!
Too true, Todd. - Jenny H. from Android
I'm sure the librarians have been thinking about this already, and it's why there are projects like, but so much of our written word now is electronic and fragile. My blog, for example, only exists if I keep paying a yearly fee to an ISP. If I stop paying, those pages disappear. But thirty years ago, some of those thoughts would have been preserved in a paper journal instead. So much of the early web is gone without a trace. So many 404s. - Stephen Mack
Yep. I'm lucky: The OCLC Library has been archiving Cites & Insights (and I assume still is), so even if I drop the domain registration & LISHost account, the archives might remain. The blog et al: not so much. - walt crawford
Hmm. Or not. Checking just now, the link that should go to the OCLC archive doesn't seem to work right. So C&I itself may be more ephemeral than intended. (LOCKSS? Where, exactly, am I going to get the money to pay for LOCKSS?) - walt crawford
Lots of data copies is expensive. Not an option for most when there's lots of data. - Todd Hoff
Todd gets me. - Laura Norvig
On another note, so that we might be considered *slightly* less barbaric, if you have a public feed here, and you want to archive a particular thread: 1) Go to 2) Put in an existing public Friendfeed URL, e.g. a permalink to an individual thread 3) It will say "This page is available on the web! Help make the Wayback Machine more complete! Save this url in the Wayback Machine" 4) Click that. - Laura Norvig
I just did it for this thread, in fact. How meta. Except it is frozen prior to this post. *head explodes* - Laura Norvig
Any future recreation of me based on my Twitter output would need a pretty good comprehension of sarcasm or else it'll come out pretty wrong. - Andrew C (✔)
I hope my virtual self has a chance to see what your virtual self becomes. I'm sure it will say something if it's not a right. Though since this comment will be lost, perhaps not. - Todd Hoff
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I don't understand how folks can eat crunchy peanut butter. Kesha bought crunchy Peter Pan by mistake recently. I'm eating it because I don't want it to go to waste but I'm not a crunchy fan at all. It's supposed to be peanut BUTTER. Smooth creamy. Yummy. Crunchy? Bleh. The nuts get caught in my teeth. Ruins the PBJ enjoyment.
I love PBJ if you can't tell. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm the opposite. I have strong words for creamy peanut butter. It should be crunchy & the nuts perfectly roasted. - Anika
I like both, but I like creamy a little more. - John (bird whisperer)
i love all peanut butter equally. - holly #ravingfangirl
I prefer creamy, but like both pretty well. - Jennifer Dittrich
Creamy. Very occasionally will I accept crunchy PB (it works well in fudge, for example) but not often enough to actually pay money for it. - ellbeecee
"I don't turn down nothin' but my collar" - KB #kbism #cosign - MoTO Boychick Devil
I can't stand crunchy peanut butter. - vicster.
Use the crunchy to make PB cookies. They can take a bit of crunch. Then it isn't wasted. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like them equally on bread, but for making peanut sauce for noodles, crunchy is definitely the way to go. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew that's funny. I will only eat crunchy. Unless I'm making peanut sauce, then I get smooth! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I don't eat it at all, but my wife does--crunchy, that is. - walt crawford
I usually eat the Costco natural peanut butter. I'm not sure if there's a crunchy version of that. - Rodfather
Oddly enough as much as I love peanut butter I can't stand peanut butter cookies. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Crunchy. - Kristin
Adams no-stir, all natural. Creamy. Always creamy. - Bren from iPhone
Crunchy for me. Creamy is too sticky for my tastes. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I can eat crunchy, but my favorite is natural peanut butter that is smooth with a bit of grit to it. - Jenny H. from Android
Crunchy peanut butter is uncalled for. It makes me angry. The only time I find it acceptable is if I'm baking peanut butter cookies. - Hookuh Tinypants
crunchy peanut butter is a job half done, :( - chaz2b
I will eat crunchy PB if that is what's available and the alternative is dry toast. Otherwise, creamy PB all the way. - Corinne L
Can we just agree that no matter if you like creamy or crunchy PB, it's always better when it gets all melty on toast?! - Kristin
Bagel. You meant bagel, right? - Bren from iPhone
Oh snap! I do believe this is the first time I've ever seen the Crunchy vs. Creamy debate on ff. How is that so? lol. I'll accept both, but when it's game time, I'm definitely playing for the PB Cream Dream Team. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Bren - MELTY PEANUT BUTTER ON ANY CARBY DELICIOUSNESS (#teambagel) Anna - Tsk tsk tsk. - Kristin
crunchy peanut butter 43V4H! - Big Joe Silenced
^because it gets stuck in your teeth. 43V4H. - Bren from iPhone
crunchy = FLAVOUR! and it only gets stuck in your teeth if your teeth are full of holes. :P - Big Joe Silenced
crunchy isn't a flavor crunchy is a texture and 99% of the time texture in food is a bad thing you know like gristle and avocado (*ducks on that one*) - Steve C, Team Marina
I think I'm with Bee Dub and KB. Either is fine with me. Mr. B likes creamy, though. - LB needs a vacation from Android
We had this debate a couple of years ago. I came across it in my feed yesterday. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Ahh, I just saw it. Also, *fist bump* on PB love that has no room for PB cookies. Those might be the only cookies I can ALWAYS resist. #noproblem - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Tonight I stood in front of the pb section of Safeway & thought of y'all. I'll miss these conversations. - Corinne L
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you drive with your hands at the 10 and 2 positions?
I usually don't except when I'm driving over some really rough road at speed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sometimes. Lindsay says I look like I'm a zombie when I do that though... or Frankenstein. - iTad
Yes, split evenly with 4 and 7. or Noon and chillin'. - Anika
I do and get made fun of, too. - Trish R
10 and 2 makes my arms tired if done for any sustained amount of time. I'm a lazy driver. I usually keep my arms in my lap and steer from the bottom of the wheel. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Most of the time I drive with one hand. - Rodfather
I find myself driving with one hand on the wheel and one of the stick shifter a lot. I even do it when I drive my wife's automatic. Just habit I guess. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
No...3 and 9, just like Emerson Fitipaldi...Almost no professional drivers use 10 and 2 so why is it recommended for regular drivers? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've heard 3 and 9 is better for today's vehicles because they handle so differently from cars when 10 and 2 was first used. - Kenton
The last time I drove, it was probably 5 and 7. - Andrew C (✔)
I got the 10 in there, even though that hand is probably supposed to be on 2. - Rahsheen
Yeah, I would say 9 and 3 for me also, most of the time. My hands just naturally fall there. But I do use both hands most of the time, unless I'm stuck in traffic. Actually, more like 9:30 and 2:30. - Laura Norvig
Nope. When driving with two hands (taking a corner fast or overtaking someone at speed, or some other action or situation that looks like I need more control), I usually drive at 9 and 3 (I heard somewhere that that's actually more effective positioning -- EDIT: oh, this was mentioned above). However, usually, I'm driving with just my left hand at 9, because my left arm can rest on the door of my car. - Chieze Okoye
one hand when i drive I think when i took the driving test i did not even used 10 & 2 hand rule. At one point in the test i drove one handed. - Patrick aka Damexican from YouFeed
Was your driving instructor asleep or something? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I drive with one hand at 12:00 if I'm texting. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Haha. I have one pinky at 8 o'clock if I'm smoking, eating, and texting at the same time. Seriously though, if I really want to focus on driving well, my hands are usually somewhere between 10 & 2 and 9 & 3. - Rodfather
depends what i'm eating at the time. and never when i'm texting or typing on my laptop. and also never when doing origami. - Morgan
i almost never drive with my hands at 10 and 2 but its because i drive a manual transmission car. - Cardeen Risen
Sometimes, but they creep down to 5 and 7 eventually over a long drive. - Alix May
not all the time - VALZONE#SCREWED
mostly one hand, or noon & chillin (love that one Anika!), but also around 1:30 & 9:30 ;) - Starmama
I'm working on the 4 & 8 positions, thumbs resting on the wheel. I'd just read a piece from AAA about this last week, and I find that it is MUCH less fatiguing on my neck, shoulders, and upper back. So I'm trying to make this a habit. It really does give MUCH more control around curves and turns - I was amazed by this. - Ordinarybug Heather
Left hand at 9, right hand on mp3 player. - El Conejo Viejo
I think I drive all the above mentioned positions plus few more. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
I drive with my left hand on my knee, thumb out to add a little friction on the wheel, all of the steering control is done with my right hand around 3-5. Also what Glen said, they recommended 8 and 4 to me. My advise keep your hands towards the bottom of the wheel and position your seat as far back as possible, that still allows you to operate the vehicle unhindered, because airbags... more... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
nope - Marissa
One knee at the 8 o'clock position... - Morton Fox
3 and 9. The right way. - Mark Davidson
6 or 12 if I'm feeling gangsta - Shey
I don't think I've ever seen anyone drive like that. - Kol Tregaskes
*Bump* - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Stephan Planken
Today’s 16°C felt like summer.
It's 21 here! Totally crazy warm. - Jennifer Dittrich
It felt really warm here, too. - John (bird whisperer)
It was 35ºC here today!! - Tamara J. B.
I think it hit 26C in SF. Unacceptable. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Occupied East Village Building Collapses -- NYMag -
"250 firefighters are on the scene, and initial reports suggest the collapse was owing to a gas explosion. The situation has escalated to a seven-alarm fire with flames spreading to up to three other buildings." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I had no idea there was such a thing as a "seven-alarm fire". Scary. - Andrew C (✔)
The pictures on Twitter looks scary. I hope no one is hurt. (Well, never mind. My Twitter TL updated as soon as posted and I see that there are several injured.) - Anika
So scary! I'm so disappointed in the people in the video that are too busy taking photos and video to actually HELP. sheesh! - Shannon - GlassMistress
But what could bystanders do that would actually be helpful, besides staying out of the way? - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
How many backups of my FriendFeed entries and comments is enough?
How long is a piece of string? - Micah from FFHound!
A good base would be three: one online on your main PC, one "in the cloud", and one physical copy (DVD-R, USB stick, I don't know) in a safe deposit box. Plus MD5 hashes in a bunch more places, I guess. - Andrew C (✔)
One to S3. - Todd Hoff
Andrew C (✔)
One downside to having a buzz cut is that my hair can't fully express how pleased I am with myself.
That's what hats are for! - Jennifer Dittrich
Guess so! - Andrew C (✔)
Was your hair sentient? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
Germanwings flight 4U9525 deliberately flown into mountain, says prosecutor - The Guardian
Holy shit - Victor Ganata
Damn. - Kristin
I guess that's one downside of locking cockpit doors. - John (bird whisperer)
That's awful. - Andrew C (✔)
I don't know how they'll confirm it but it definitely explains the lack of a distress call, the lack of veering off course, and the controlled 8 minute descent - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I read this morning that European rules are different than the U.S. rules about cockpit occupancy. In the U.S., when either the pilot or copilot leaves the cockpit for a break (such as a bathroom visit), a flight attendant is required to take the seat. But the European airline rules do allow a single cockpit occupant for short breaks. My guess is that they'll adopt the U.S. rules after this crash. - Stephen Mack
Norwegian air has already announced that they'll require two people in the cockpit at all times. I don't think it was something previously followed. - Jenny H. from Android
Why? Kill yourself. Sure. But why kill all those other people? - Todd Hoff
Oh, wow. How awful. - Jennifer Dittrich
Andrew C (✔)
Why is Bill 'Robocop' Melendez still a police officer? -
Why is Bill 'Robocop' Melendez still a police officer?
"Once the world learned the identity of the officer who nearly killed Floyd, framed him for cocaine possession, and told lie after lie on the police report, it all made perfect sense. Bill Melendez is notorious in Detroit. In 2003, after a year-long joint investigation between the FBI and Detroit Police Department, Bill Melendez was indicted for corruption, falsifying police reports, and planting drugs/guns on suspects who had been illegally arrested. In the indictment, Melendez, nicknamed "Robocop" for his bodybuilding and excessive use of force, wasn't listed as a bit player, but as the ringleader and driving force behind the corruption. Putting their own lives at risk, scores of witnesses, including several African-American police officers testified against Melendez, but the case crumbled with jury nullification." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Twelve years ago, long before he nearly killed Floyd Dent, Officer Melendez had already cost the city millions of dollars in settlements and wracked up more brutality complaints than any other officer in all of Detroit. In 1996, Melendez shot and killed Lou Adkins, an unarmed man, who witnesses said was on the ground and posed no harm when Melendez shot him, execution style, 11 times.... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
They strap fireworks to a b-boy's legs. It's pretty awesome. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
I think Robotech has a lot to do with my love of mashups, crossovers, and genre-bending.
This is probably the only reason why the combination of idol singers (including crossdressing idol singers), space opera, and the post-apocalypse make complete and total logical sense to me. - Victor Ganata
Welllllllll, technically, all that can be found in Macross alone, no? - Andrew C (✔)
And the term "Protoculture" meaning "proto-culture" rather than "magic energy thing" makes more sense. - Andrew C (✔)
Was there a crossdressing idol singer in Macross? - Victor Ganata
And I dunno about protoculture. Growing up in a car-dependent city like L.A., the whole galactic energy crisis and the desire to reverse engineer advanced technology made a lot more sense to me than the idea of harvesting nascent civilizations. - Victor Ganata
And Macross never really seemed as post-apocalyptic as Genesis Climber Mospeada did - Victor Ganata
Plus the whole trope of Admiral Rick Hunter as some Arthurian archetype really captured my imagination. - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety -
Sony Takes Over ‘Robotech,’ Plans Film Franchise (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety
"Sony Pictures has secured rights to the popular anime series “Robotech” and views the project as a potential film franchise. The studio hopes to move quickly into production on the live-action feature, with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton (“300,” “The Immortals”) producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “GI Joe”) writing the script. The series centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders and has an “Independence Day” meets “Star Wars” vibe. It is seen as having the global appeal necessary to become a blockbuster property." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I will always find Robotech just bizarre. "Here, lets staple together a couple of different series and make up some reason they're related. Totally better than just releasing them separately." - Jennifer Dittrich
The episode counts of the individual shows were a bit too short for syndication needs. Doesn't exactly explain why they didn't just call it the Mecha Anthology show and run whatever shows they could license. Maybe this way Harmony Gold has some valuable IP. - Andrew C (✔)
It really ends up changing the story, though - which, if rumors are correct, was more or less the point. The parent company didn't care what they did in the US at the time, as long as licensing was paid, and they got to basically make their own robot show (and, as you say, later on it is its own IP in a lot of ways.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes! I love Robotech. Have read all the books, seen all the anime. Probably still have the RPG game book in a box collecting dust somewhere. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Interested to see what can do with this live action. If they get some Transformers quality CGI for the mechs it could be cool. OMG SDF-1 fully rendered in modern CG. That will be awesome if this ever sees the light of day. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
As long as they don't make the mechs look like what they did w/Transformers I'll be ok. - rønin
Someone on The Verge posed a good question. Who should be cast as Minmei? Lisa? Rick? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Wonder how they'll play off the Minmay-Kyle relationship. Or, for that matter, if they're even gonna go near Yellow Dancer. - El Conejo Viejo
Victor Ganata
The 13 Most Ignorant Quotes From That Awful Deadline Article - Vulture
1. “Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?” - Victor Ganata
2. "But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction. Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian actors, some agents signal." - Victor Ganata
3. "However, because of a mandate from the studio and network, one of the roles had to diverse [sic], so the pilot could only cast one of the top choices and pass on the other to fulfill the ethnic quota." - Victor Ganata
4. "Because of the sudden flood of roles for ethnic actors after years of suppressed opportunities for them, the talent pool of experienced minority performers — especially in the younger range — is pretty limited." - Victor Ganata
5. "Star names were in demand as usual, as were hot young guys and girls and occasional foreigners with that 'sparkle.'" - Victor Ganata
6. "Some of it has been organic. Last year, the leads in Extant and How To Get Away With Murder, originally not written as black, became ethnic once stars of the caliber of Halle Berry and Viola Davis became interested." - Victor Ganata
7. "ABC and 20th TV cast Patten, who is black, knowing already that the male lead had been conceived as Hispanic." - Victor Ganata
8. "There also have been a number of drama co-leads on which the networks chose to go ethnic this year." - Victor Ganata
9. "Uncle Buck and Love Is A Four Letter Word are among several projects where the original white protagonists have been changed to black this season." - Victor Ganata
10. "The TV and film superhero ranks have been overly white for too long, workplace shows should be diverse to reflect workplace in real America, and ethnic actors should get a chance to play more than the proverbial best friend or boss." - Victor Ganata
11. "But replacing one set of rigid rules with another by imposing a quota of ethnic talent on each show might not be the answer." - Victor Ganata
12. "While they are among the most voracious and loyal TV viewers, African-Americans still represent only 13% of the U.S. population. They were grossly underserved, but now, with shows as Empire, Black-ish, Scandal and HTGAWM on broadcast, Tyler Perry’s fare on OWN and Mara Brock Akil’s series on BET, they have scripted choices, so the growth in that fraction of the TV audience might have reached its peak." - Victor Ganata
13. "Since broadcast TV is a historically reactive business, that will determine whether the trend of ethnic casting will come back with a vengeance next season." - Victor Ganata
So pretty much the entire substance of the piece. - Andrew C (✔)
"Get me that sparkly occasional foreigner!" - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer -
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer
The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house - PC Gamer
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"In Cities: Skylines (read our review here), you can follow around the various NPCs who move into your city. However, when there's tens of thousands of citizens, and you're swamped with the tasks related to building and managing a metropolis, it can be hard to keep tabs on a single person's life for very long, and difficult to find them again later. I thought I'd fix this problem by creating a city in which only a single home could be built. Then I'd see who moved in and keep track of their lives. Here's what happened." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince -
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince
Children's Stories Made Horrific: The Frog Prince
This one was fantastic and traumatic. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Scenes From The Bell Jar And Other Sylvia Plath Works, As Remembered By Someone Who Never Finished Reading Sylvia Plath -
Scenes From The Bell Jar And Other Sylvia Plath Works, As Remembered By Someone Who Never Finished Reading Sylvia Plath
"“Thanks for the bell, Sylvia,” Esther said. “It’s just lovely. And it goes so well with the jar that Beth just got me.” “Oh, it was nothing,” Sylvia said. “It’s been a lovely evening.” It really had been a lovely evening. – The Bell Jar, I assume" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
RT @cheezburger: These Transformers built out of car parts and scrap metal have made one family over $160,000.
RT @cheezburger: These Transformers built out of car parts and scrap metal have made one family over $160,000.
Scrap metal would also describe the design direction of the Bayformers. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
In modern times, the most unbelievable concept in universe of Herbert's Dune is people giving up their smartphones bc of Butlerian Jihad.
Well, isn't that how they ended up enslaved for so long? - joey
I unno, I'm probably never gonna read the other-authored prequels. - Andrew C (✔)
Haha, I was just being a smart ass...but admit I have read all of them because I have no shame or boundaries when it comes to Dune. - joey
*cue well-oiled Sting in rubber shorts* - Big Joe Silenced
Andrew C (✔)
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet -
Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet
There's not one single mention of Giles. Fail. - bentley
(Just because I spent the summer before library school building an Anthony Head website doesn't mean I'm biased. Or does it?) - bentley
The comments get into it a bit. - Andrew C (✔)
I don't remember Spuffy. What's a Spuffy ? - Todd Hoff
Spuffy = Spike + Buffy. I hadda look it up too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"Angel Losing His Soul After He Has Sex With Buffy is Slut-Shaming" hahaha! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh, thanks. - Todd Hoff
The comments also bring up Riley: "Actually, Riley Wasn't That Bad... *Riley is the human incarnation of the color beige *Remember that episode where he and Buffy got trapped in that sex room? *Probably not because it was a terrible episode, except when Giles sang *Riley is the worst " - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
Shades of grey I can name: slate, gunmetal, concrete, ash, "nearly black", "almost white", silvery, "dark", "light" … "grey". D'oh.
Damn it, now I had to look it up. - Victor Ganata
TIL so far: gainsboro, Spanish gray (gris) - Victor Ganata
Heh. Confederate gray. - Victor Ganata
Cinereous sounds pretty cool. - Victor Ganata
Charcoal, heather, gravel, dust, mist, steel, elephant - Jennifer Dittrich
"kinda blue in the right light" - Steve C, Team Marina
battleship, English sky - Pete's Got To Go
I will accept "charcoal" and "steel" and I guess "elephant" as ones I knew at one point but forgot while writing the original tweet. The rest seem sketchy to me. - Andrew C (✔)
Earl - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Jennifer. - Anika
navy has: haze gray, deck gray, machinery gray (maybe others?) - Christina Pikas
I think Brent wins. :D - Anne Bouey
"About A Dozen Shades of Grey That I Can Name" -- a list-form novel of bondage and quick buck making by Andrew C. - Stephen Mack
list form novels: the "long form" of listicles. - Andrew C (✔)
Windows taskbar gray, old faded black jeans gray, senior hair gray, my black marker is running out of ink gray, overcooked steak gray - April Russo (FForever!)
Heather gray. - Joe
Davis. Spalding. Anatomy. - Corinne L
Jean - Jessie
Joel Grey, Macy Gray - Greg GuitarBuster
Luis Gray - That's So CAJ!
Kiss from a rose on the Gray - Micah from FFHound!
Also vaguely related: shades of white. - Andrew C (✔)
Wish I'd thought of this: - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
AmazingSuperPowers: Webcomic at the Speed of Light - On A Ledge -
"Recently I was able to try bungee jumping. It’s terrifying! Back when I was a teen I went skydiving, and while it’s QUITE A RUSH, bungee jumping was infinitely scarier. […] But regardless of everything that could go WRONG [with skydiving], at the end of the day you’re just along for the ride. You can pretty much go limp and close your eyes and you’ll still have skydived, and they’ll print out a little certificate using a Microsoft Word default template saying “Hey, you did it, good job. Way to be strapped to someone who actually did the thing.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"But with bungee jumping it’s your choice to jump. All the survival instincts are going nuts in your brain to NOT DO IT but you paid like 50 bucks and everyone is watching and OH GOD OH GOD. Basically it’s the privilege to give in to that little suicidal spark in all of us without all the hassle that comes with dying. " - Andrew C (✔)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @colossal: Captivating Geometric GIFs by Florian de Looij
RT @colossal: Captivating Geometric GIFs by Florian de Looij
Awesome. - Andrew C (✔)
"flrngif" on Tumblr. It's weird, there's no follow button on his tumblog, so you gotta look him up on tumblr's dashboard directly. - Andrew C (✔)
The article links the word "archive" to his Tumblr that's how I found it. I skimmed links and that one stood out. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Andrew C (✔)
NERD ALERT DEFCON INFINITY: Star Wars, 80s anime style.
NERD ALERT DEFCON INFINITY: Star Wars, 80s anime style.
WHOA. but, really, this is more like 70s 'Japanimation' in the style of "Star Blazers" and "Battle Of The Planets". - Big Joe Silenced
I actually haven't seen those, so my touchstone would be Robotech (Macross). - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔) <- this is actually hecka wrong in that frequent flipping and basting will produce a better result* than leaving it alone, but oh well. I guess the lesson is swear enough and maybe no one will notice.
I prefer how it turns out when you leave it. I've never been able to get a good sear flipping it frequently, and it is more difficult for me to gauge what the level of doneness is correct. - Jennifer Dittrich
Andrew C (✔)
The Chris Gethard Show • Fusion Diaries 5: A Hurricane That Taught Me The Power Of Comedy And Also Almost Killed Me -
"My parents had no money when I was a kid; I didn’t know and I didn’t care. That’s a huge gift that they gave me - any stress they had about money never extended to me. I look back and realize they’re saints for doing this, because from the adult perspective I see that it wasn’t easy. [...] [My mom] reminded me a few years back that we used to get one pizza a month and throw a family party around it. That was a huge treat, and they made it feel like a big deal. As an adult, I now understand where pizza stands in the food chain and how much a pizza costs, and realize how good my parents were to turn something small into something special for us." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Hurricanes are impressive. Being from the northeast I’d seen a few already and thought they were cool. But you know what isn’t cool? Being in a tiny little trailer during a hurricane. Especially when the trailer is parked on Cape May. Which is, ya know, a cape. It is surrounded by ocean and sort of the prime disaster zone for the exact damage a hurricane can cause. We huddled in the trailer all night and to call it “fucking terrifying” is an understatement. " - Andrew C (✔)
"Seeing my mom happy and seeing my brother not scared - all because a gap-toothed guy with curly hair and a baggy suit did idiotic things for the amusement of others. I think it left this impression on me of what comedy should ultimately do. " - Andrew C (✔)
Meg VMeg
You guys, I can't brown onions anymore. It's like too much water comes out? It's hard to build up fond, because the water from the onions deglazes everything. Ugh, what am I doing wrong.
When I've had that problem it is usually because I've crowded the pan and it can't keep the right level of heat. Also, recipes are big liars when it comes to how long it takes to brown (or worse caramelize) onions. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'd think more heat + more space. I hate that. - laura x from iPhone
Yeah, maybe my stoves have gotten less hot or something. - Meg VMeg
Are they electric burners? I know those can lose the ability to heat as well over time. - Jennifer Dittrich
Gas, but I've moved apartments twice. - Meg VMeg
Ah, that could do it, if the output is lower. - Jennifer Dittrich
Try different burners on the stove too. Two of mine are supposed to be the same but they're not - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Just cook out the water. It might speed things up to microwave the onions at first, or add a little water and cover so steam cooks them. Then, when the onions are releasing liquid, uncover and let 'em cook, stirring so they don't burn at the bottom. - Andrew C (✔)
Eventually it'll build a fond and then you might want to actually add water, deglaze, and build a second or third fond for more flavor. - Andrew C (✔)
Sarah G.
RT @saladinahmed: This is the version of red velvet cake that Beelzebub force-feeds the damned in Hell. ht @SaraghAdams
RT @saladinahmed: This is the version of red velvet cake that Beelzebub force-feeds the damned in Hell. ht @SaraghAdams
I just yelped a surprised laugh. - bentley
That's awesome. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If this was Sriracha instead, everyone would totes be on board. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
There's a whole lotta corn syrup in Heinz' ketchup. So, you know, it could work. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
World's First Commercially Available Flamethrower is Here | ShortList Magazine -
World's First Commercially Available Flamethrower is Here | ShortList Magazine
"Amazingly, flamethrowers are legal in America (well, compared to a gun it's pretty low key) other than in California; however, in the UK it would almost certainly be classified as a weapon." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
*produces can of Lysol and Zippo lighter* - Big Joe Silenced
Well, yes, but that won't reach 8 meters, will it? - Andrew C (✔)
I need this. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Andrew C (✔)
If you had the holodeck make a replicator, could that fake replicator make permanent objects?
Only if you use your third wish to make it. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Only if the fool holodeck programmer used global variables. - Micah from FFHound!
Micah: so, yes. - Andrew C (✔)
If you eat something while in the holodeck, and leave the holodeck, that food disappears from your stomach? This seems like a great weight loss device. - Amit Patel
Michael Moriarty's Lose Weight The Holodeck Way, now in stores for 29.99 credits. (tangent: ST's concept of money is some garbage. ) - Andrew C (✔)
You know, I never pondered the hazards of holodeck programming and not understanding scope correctly or forgetting to properly delineate your namespaces before. - Victor Ganata
Also, on your tangent, I've started thinking of Federation credits as being similar to most MMORPG currency. Sure, you still need it to buy things, but it is so ridiculously easy to get a hold of vast amounts of it and all common quality goods are available at such ridiculously cheap, fixed prices that you really never have to worry about what your balance is. #UnnecessarilyComplicatedHeadCanon - Victor Ganata
The objects created by this replicator could only exist within the holodeck though. Unless you get a holo-emitter like the Doctor on Voyager. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Victor, that's more or less what I was thinking (currency wise.) Banks' Culture isn't too different. Yeah, you need to trade stuff, and sometimes that's currency, but not for the majority of transactions (food, shelter, clothing, health care, etc.) unless you're going somewhere outside their control. - Jennifer Dittrich
Zu: I mean, scale it back a level. Let's say the holodeck creates an holo-artisan. Give it a real whittling knife or have the holodeck make one, I don't care. Then give it a real piece of wood from outside the holodeck. Once the program has finished, the wood is still carved. OK, by extension, take the holodeck replicator and feed it whatever grey goo raw material a real replicator takes. - Andrew C (✔)
When you put it like that, it could absolutely make real objects. The real replicators make stuff from stuff and will recycle stuff you put in them into other stuff so, yeah, your idea has merit. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I am sure there is a way to hack the holodeck so that holomatter can make irreversible changes to real matter (you probably have to disable some safety protocol or something) but that's a hell of a way to spend your time in one of the holosuites at Quark's ;) - Victor Ganata
When I take over the galaxy, I'm putting all my enemies in an infinite recursion of holodecks. - Andrew C (✔)
I do wonder, also, how much extra energy it would require to have a holodeck replicator operate to produce real things vs. a real replicator. Even if it is possible, it might be a lead-into-gold sort of situation -- even if you can, the process might be so expensive as to render it moot. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now then, where to get the raw material? It's not self-sustaining if you need to get the raw material from elsewhere. So clearly, the first thing your holodeck needs to make is a zero-point-energy generator, which already exists in the Star Trek universe: - Andrew C (✔)
Ah, a microsingularity. Just what every entertainment device needs! :D - Victor Ganata
Can the holodeck create a hologram of an item so powerful that it cannot be replicated? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Be careful with the holodeck, kids. Remember what happened when Geordie slipped and asked for an adversary smart enough to defeat Data? - Holly's favorite Anna
"There are many discrepancies between episodes pertaining to the abilities and limits of holodeck technology. For example, in "Encounter at Farpoint", the young Wesley Crusher remains wet with holodeck water, after exiting into a corridor. In "Elementary, Dear Data", a piece of paper given to Data by James Moriarty is able to be carried outside of the holodeck and into a hall, but upon... more... - Andrew C (✔)
And Anna, no, I don't remember that episode, but that sounds awesome. - Andrew C (✔)
I bet you it all has to do with object constructors and destructors and the choice of programming language. I bet some people were still writing holodeck programs in C and forgot to call free(). Or sometimes the garbage collector leaks and you can carry objects outside of the confines of the holodeck :D - Victor Ganata
It's basically a giant games console; of course it was programmed in C/C++. - Andrew C (✔)
Who knew memory leaks could have such dire consequences? :D And you know someone totally failed at encapsulation when instances of Data started leaking into the main computer. - Victor Ganata
Isn't Geordie's request the origin story for Moriarty? :D - Victor Ganata
It's a self-contained starship. The raw material for the replicators comes from … the sewage system. - Amit Patel
Now that I think about it, microsingularities are what power Romulan FTL drives and cloaking fields. I thought they were illegal in the Federation? - Victor Ganata
Oh, everything's illegal in the Federation. Microsingularties are illegal. Societal uplift is illegal. Using the holodeck as a meth lab is illegal. (that last one: TREKKING BAD. ... sorry.) - Andrew C (✔)
OMG "Trekking Bad" is brilliant. Wait, is Ketracel White the name of the drug or the dealer…? - Victor Ganata
"Why can't I replicate Ketracel White?" — this sounds like something that @RikerGoogling would post - Victor Ganata
Also, just today @RikerGoogling posted "make real alcohol" - Andrew C (✔)
"Holodeck, run program Make Time Machine Go Back In Time And Destroy Inventor of Holodeckic technology." "You mean John?" "Yeeees, his name is probably John." - Micah from FFHound!
No way his name was John, not when the inventor of positronic brains was named "Noonian" and the inventor of the warp drive was "Zefram". - Andrew C (✔)
Didn't the holodeck make a life once?? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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