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Walgreen CFO's departure due to $1 billion forecasting error : WSJ: Thomson Reuters Business News - MSN Money -
"Drugstore retailer Walgreen Co's Chief Financial Officer, Wade Miquelon, and another top executive lost their jobs after a $1 billion forecasting error in the company's Medicare-related business, the Wall Street Journal reported."..... "Walgreen would pay Miquelon severance of $3.2 million and a performance bonus of about $1.2 million, and pay $3.3 million to Crawford as severance and consultation fees, the company said in a regulatory filing this month." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Cost the company a billion, get a few million to walk away. I want that deal. - Steve C
INDEED. - Big Joe Silence
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Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear - -
Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear -
"It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there. "The idea came from wanting to sit anywhere and everywhere, and from working in a UK packaging factory when I was 17", says Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, "standing for hours on end causes a lot of distress to lower limbs, but most workers get very few breaks and chairs are rarely provided, because they take up too much space. So I thought that the best idea was to strap an unobtrusive chair directly to myself"." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
SIGN ME UP. - Big Joe Silence
More cricket. Yay.
I could watch this all day. It actually lasts that long -- often, and then some. - Julian
you could watch it all day and still not understand it if you're anything like me - Steve C
The thing is, I do get it. Mostly. - Julian
Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience? - -
"A team of researchers led by Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger in Norway and Jean-Luc Velay at Aix-Marseille Université in France divided 50 graduate students — with equivalent reading habits and experience with tablets — into two groups and had them read the same short story by Elizabeth George (in French translation). One group read the story in paperback, the other on an Amazon Kindle DX. All the while, researchers measured the students’ reading time and their “emotional response” — using a standard psychology scale — to the text. Afterward, they were tested extensively on different aspects of the story. In most respects, there was no significant difference between the Kindle readers and the paper readers: the emotional measures were roughly the same, and both groups of readers responded almost equally to questions dealing with the setting of the story, the characters and other plot details. But, the Kindle readers scored significantly lower on questions about when events... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I've wondered about that a bit - I relied on flipping back and forth in books in my English classes when pulling quotes for papers, and physically knowing where it was in the book seems to correlate (for me) with the "when" it happened in the book's timeline. I do fine with electronic vs. paper for light fiction, but heavier works seem to flow a lot better for me in paper. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah same with Jennifer the way my mind works i don't think i could have gotten my english studies done on an electronic format. Although the four boxes of novels and poetry would be easier to have lugged around all these years later. - Steve C
Same here - it's a lot harder to remember when something happened with only the "% read" to go by. I also find it harder to pull quotes from ebooks because the quotes are often tied to what was happening in the story at that time. - Jessie
Louis Gray
First Grade: Initiated.
Looks like they are going in with the proper attitude - Steve C
Go get em! - Eric
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'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' - LA Times -
'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' - LA Times
"On the heels of two of the biggest hits of his career in "Ring of Fire" and "Understand Your Man," Johnny Cash was a hot commodity in 1964 when he gave his record company an ambitious new concept album, "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian." But the label treated that album more like a hot potato because of its potentially controversial subject matter, prompting Cash to take matters into his own hands to promote a project that he consistently cited as one of the proudest moments of his storied career." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"A half-century later, "Bitter Tears" is getting another shot at recognition through "Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," a new version recorded by a group of country and Americana stars. Released Tuesday, the album includes performances by Cash's friends Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris as well as singer-songwriters Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and David... more... - Steve C
Thanks, Steve. - Greg GuitarBuster
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Some pretty amazing pictures of what some kids go to to get to school every day -
Some pretty amazing pictures of what some kids go to to get to school every day
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"Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia's Banten village" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
holly #ravingfangirl
i wish i recognized more wildflowers. :/
They've got books for that, you know. - Kirsten
And apps. - Uli
What are your favorite apps, Uli? - Katy S from iPhone
Audubon. They cost a few bucks and are fairly big, but very, very good. - Uli
Books don't help me when I am trying to upload to Flickr right then. ;) is actually on my list to check some out to figure out what to buy. And I buy them at work too! - holly #ravingfangirl
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide and Wildflowers in the Field and Forest are good in my area, but they don't cover the west coast. - John (bird whisperer)
Always finding out via Facebook about my brother & sister in law coming to Oakland to take my mom & her dog on hikes but neither me nor Jayden being invited.
ouch. sorry Mandy. personally I'd love to go hiking with you and your son. though I'd have to watch the potty mouth while cursing my smoking habit for the most of the way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
that sounds like a fun hike ^ - Steve C
Lame :( - Tamara J. B.
You & me both, T Ra. And cussing is fine. Jayden's heard it all and uses none, lol. <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
rooooooooooooooooooooooood! - YvonneM
I'm the kid who takes her to the grocery store, picks up her prescriptions; cleans her house & walks her dog when she's in the hospital. etc. He's the kid who takes her to lunch & on fun outings. So I get this ugly, ugly resentment that I'm not comfortable bringing up because I get shit because I'm "always so negative". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Would asking to go next time backfire on you? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Had a really good convo today with my therapist about being a 'good daughter'. She reminded me that whatever I do, I am a good daughter and the dysfunction of my family is that no one may ever know but me. So do it for myself and be right with it. It was a helpful reminder for me so I offer it here only as that. And yes it sucks. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I don't find out until they check in on Facebook, or post pics the next day. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
T, that is pretty much how I've been dealing with this kind of thing, and the resentment, for a long time. Also because of therapists' help :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And, of course, venting here. When unwelcome thoughts start repeating in my head, I can get them out here without feeling judged or creating unnecessary conflict or discomfort. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry, Starmama. :( - Jenny H. from Android
I assume you find out after the fact (which sucks), but sometimes commenting on the photos or checkin with a "looks like fun. I'd love to come with you next time" can make a difference. Or could you plan a hike and invite them? Family can be hard but I'm a bit of a Pollyanna sometimes. <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
I've thought about that but feel kinda weird putting it on a public Facebook post. Like, I might sound whiny or something. I'd rather stay at home than hike, most days, and going out to eat feels funny because I'm never able to contribute to the check. But maybe I'll say "Jayden would love to go" because he definitely would. & being the only kid in the family, he oughta be getting way more family time & attention than he does. He's lucky if he gets a birthday phone call. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Your pollyannaness is absolutely appreciated :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
=) - Yvonne from FFHound!
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▶ The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes" (Official Video) - YouTube -
▶ The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes" (Official Video) - YouTube
New musica - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Less distracting live version - Steve C
I dig it. - Kristin
The War on Drugs article in the most recent Tape Op magazine. - Big Joe Silence
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @huffpostchicago: The depressing reason too many Americans never take vacation
RT @huffpostchicago: The depressing reason too many Americans never take vacation
The two most common reasons survey respondents cited for not taking a break: They dread the pile of work awaiting them when they return, and no one else can do what they do at the office. These people suffer from what the researchers called a "martyr" complex, believing that they’re the only ones who can do their jobs. Most telling: More than 20 percent of workers said one of the main... more... - Steve C
The whole 'martyr complex' thing irks me. Yes, you get those people, but in a desperate economy it is far more common for workplaces to be understaffed and for people to be overworked with no backup. When those workers go on vacation, there isn't anyone to pick up the slack, so they end up responsible for it when they get back (on top of whatever needs to be done in that moment.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Meanwhile I'm just broke. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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New Corvette will record every move a valet driver makes - LA Times -
New Corvette will record every move a valet driver makes - LA Times
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"Attention valet drivers: Don’t get frisky with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette -- big brother is watching. General Motors is offering next year’s model of the famous sport coupe with a data recorder that captures video, audio and driving data from the vehicle when switched into a special “Valet Mode.”" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Jason Toney
Tiniest Little Leaguer Goes Yard via @deadspin
Tiniest Little Leaguer Goes Yard via @deadspin
nice stroke - Steve C
Rachael Depp
I can't believe I used to smoke CLOVES...
As in you've discovered the true joy of weed or the Marlboro man? - Steve C
It took my mom 33 years: today she finally told me she will be ready for grandchildren soon.
she had to ease into it - Steve C
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This is the boys best bud. He can stay there on his changing table talking up a storm with that whale. The whale (Monstro of course) tells the funniest stories that keep him laughing and laughing.
We'll take what we can get although getting a pet whale for him in a few years is going to be tough. - Steve C
True. You may have to sell the panther. - Jessie
I always tell people crabs aren't funny. - Kristin
Monstro! :o Don't let him eat your baby! :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Home alone.
do the face! do the face! or at least tie some paint cans up to sling at bad guys - Steve C
I was thinking more along the lines of salting the doors and windows and finding something made of silver. - Heather
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I went to friends in laws for a simple giveaway pickup. I thought it was for spring cleaning. When I am leaving i ask what they are doing for the day. Putting in flooring in in laws. Then I find out he hurt his back that morning and is loopy on vicodin and their house is being auctioned in two weeks so they're trying to make in laws habitable.
Needless to say my stay extended 9 hours but I got the flooring done. - Steve C
Could have saved two or three hours had i had my tools via a request for help but I guess it's hard to ask in that situation. Sad when two teachers can't keep their home in So Cal. Ohh it was also our anniversary today but she let me off the hook of course and my sis came and helped with baby. - Steve C
You're awesome and such a great guy. - Tamara J. B.
No Tam I just happen to have a certain set of skills. I am mainlining Advil now and Janine had the harder job as you know with the little person all day. :) - Steve C
You're such a good soul, Steve. :) - Anne Bouey
You are good people, Steve. I'm glad you could help. - Kristin
You are the best sex panther ever. - Spidra Webster
You sir are a living testament to awesome parents. Well done. - Janet
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Huntington Gardens' stinky giant corpse flower expected to bloom soon - LA Times -
"As Hollywood sequels go, "Stinky 5: Return of the Corpse Flower" is a lot more authentic than the usual box-office blockbusters. The super-stinky corpse flower whose giant bloom smells like rotting flesh will unleash a potent stench any day now at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino. "In case you're taking notes ... the #CorpseFlower grew another 4.5 inches last night," @TheHuntington tweeted Sunday. "This could be a biggie!" Some members also received e-mails last week about the coming Big Stinker." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Yes, Amorphophallus titanum has been a big money-maker for several botanical gardens in the last decade. - Spidra Webster
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Do they make house slippers with arch support? Footsies are killing me walking the little person for hours a night on the hardwood.
I don't know of any, but if you can't find slippers with arch support, maybe a good pair of sandals could fill that need. - John (bird whisperer)
For house shoes Jayden wears "sport sandals", with molded plastic bottoms, that have some arch support. We get em for $8 at Walmart but Nike, Adidas et al make them & prolly offer better support. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I alternate between Merrell flipflops and Halflinger wool clogs -- both have molded arch support in them. (And I have the luxury of having two pairs of expensive house shoes because the Halflingers last for decades -- I got them in college -- and you can buy Merrells at outlets!) If I go barefoot or in soft slippers too much, with all the baby walking I do, my plantar fasciitis and low back lose their everloving minds. - Jenica
I'd second Jenica's recommendation to look at Merrell's offerings. I have hiking boots and sandals from them, and both are really comfortable. - John (bird whisperer)
Thirding on the Merrells. You can usually find a good deal on them too and they're worth the investment (last a long time!). - Hookuh Tinypants
Here ya go, 3 different pairs of mens slippers with arch supports: - April Russo
If you already have a favorite pair of slippers, slip a set of Dr. Scholl's arch supports inside them. :) - Anne Bouey
thanks peeps. - Steve C
Also, - haven't checked their slippers, but OMG. They have damn near everything you can imagine! Also, Jenica, an entire plantar fasciitis *department* . . . braces, wraps, exercise aids and more. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks for all the tips peeps I'll have to look into my foot budget but it's probably worth it to spend a little more if this kid is apparently planning on growing. - Steve C
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According to my legs today installing flooring yesterday was the equivalent of doing 2.4 million squats.
that sounds about right. - holly #ravingfangirl
being completely out of shape probably doesn't help :) - Steve C
This post made me think of Ron Burgandy in Anchorman..."I did over a thousand of these." :-P - Tamara J. B.
Monique Judge
RT @smethanie: Making my kids watch old-school episodes of Knight Rider and my daughter said, "So, it's pretty much just a car with Siri built in?"
omg - Meg VMeg
hah - Steve C
*cackle* pretty much - Michael W. May
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The 'exploding lake' that could power Rwanda - -
The 'exploding lake' that could power Rwanda -
Currently, only 20% of Rwandan homes have power, and Ntirushwa estimates it will take at least 1,000 megawatts to power the country by 2020. While the project is still in the early stages (the plant currently extracts a mere 2.4 megawatts of power), Ntirushwa sees an enormous amount of potential. "This lake has the power to produce up to 800 megawatts. We only do 2.4, so imagine how much is left," he says. The methane resides 250 meters underneath the lake, and to extract it, engineers lower a pipe just about the layer of dissolved gas. Once captured, the gas is purified and dried. Overall, it's a cheap method for creating electricity. "It's a very rewarding job, because it's the first time [it's been done]. It's a new technology, and the people of Rwanda are very excited about it. Being a pioneer, being the first doing this, it gives some us respect." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Anyone know what the risks are of tapping of methane from a lake and if it's as dangerous as some of the CO2 lakes? - Spidra Webster
Jason Toney
so distracted...
squirrel - Steve C
Stephen Mack
Back to school!
Second and third graders now. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They're adorable! I forgot to take a pic of Jayden today, starting 10th grade. He's wearing a tee shirt I won on Twitter, from a Warriors fan who's a graphic designer, and I wanted to tweet him a photo of J in the shirt. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
goodness Jayden is in 10th grade? I like the outfit colors that accentuate the cuteness - Steve C
Monique Judge
You can @ me. It's cool. RT @EyanJ: This lady's whole titty just popped out while she was running and it knocked her sunglasses off.
Who amongst us hasn't been there? - Steve C
Monique Judge
*shakes tambourine*
*shakes skin flute* - Steve C
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▶ Milky Chance - Stolen Dance (Album Version) - YouTube -
Required for all groovy playlists. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
I saved a good remix of it last night. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Such a fun song. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
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New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place' -
New outcry as Erdogan tells female reporter to 'know your place'
"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced a new outcry on Friday over his attitude to the media and women after he branded a prominent female journalist a "shameless woman" and told her "to know your place". Just ahead of Sunday's presidential election which he is clear favourite to win, Erdogan savaged Amberin Zaman, who writes for the Economist and the Turkish daily Taraf, over comments she made in a television debate. She had asked the main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the debate whether any Muslim society was capable of challenging its authorities. Erdogan lashed out at Zaman, without mentioning her directly by name, at an election rally in the eastern city of Malatya on Thursday, calling her a "shameless woman". "A militant in the guise of a journalist, a shameless woman... Know your place!" he declared." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
"This is not the first time Erdogan has lashed out at journalists, who have come under increasing pressure in Turkey, which has more reporters behind bars than any other country in the world. The government's attitude towards women is also under heavy scrutiny, after Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc caused a furore by suggesting women should not laugh loudly in public." - Steve C
I'm hoping this prophecy will come through: After Erdogan, Turkey’s Future Will Be Liberal - - Eivind
Eivind, even though I am highly suspicious of that prophecy, I am still hopeful. - Gur-Khan
I wasn't convinced this is the inevitable outcome either. - Eivind
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