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Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @lifehacker: If your kids made in-app purchases in the last three years, Google may owe you a refund:
RT @lifehacker: If your kids made in-app purchases in the last three years, Google may owe you a refund:
Define "kid"? Like does 40 count? - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Nightengale: Matt Kemp gone, but Dodgers still on the move -
Nightengale: Matt Kemp gone, but Dodgers still on the move
"The Dodgers traded 12 players during the day, revamped their infield, spent $48 million on a free-agent pitcher, and early Thursday morning, one official with direct knowledge said, were on the verge of a blockbuster:" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Kemp gone, Rollins and Kendrick at the middle infield spots. It's bizarro Dodgers week. - Steve C Team Marina
I'm sad to see Rollins go, but the Phillies really need some younger talent if they're going to compete anytime soon. - John (bird whisperer)
We blow minds for a living.
Intriguing. - Julian
Lucky minds. - Steve C Team Marina
Todd Hoff
She's in the parlor banging her head against the walls, creating quite a noise. Soon she'll be in the living room, in full storm.
In a huff and puff she blew through the door and has made herself comfortable. I suspect she'll stay a while. Maybe I'll offer her tea? That's the polite thing to do. - Todd Hoff
Sorry, I don't have a spare. - Todd Hoff
Petty LaBelle
Remember when I thought Steve C was another Cristo alias and Anne had to convince me otherwise? Haha. Good times.
I remember vouching for him. And the rest is history. ;-) - Anne Bouey
I don't know if it's an upgrade or a downgrade no longer being a Cristo alias. If it comes with retirement healthcare i'd like to go back to being an alias. But as always Anne is my savior. - Steve C Team Marina
When I'm gone, no one will remember Chris, but everyone will remember Cristo. - Heisenberg
There are many who will remember Chris. :) - Anne Bouey
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
RT @il0vethe80s: Retweet if you loved Knight Rider
RT @il0vethe80s: Retweet if you loved Knight Rider
That was my favorite show. - Eric - ill subliminal
Don't forget Magnum PI and MacGuyver and Quantum Leap - Steve C Team Marina
"to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless... in a world of criminals who operate above the law" - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Jason Toney
Is it okay to like that Michael Jackson album that came out this year?
It's music you can like whatever makes you happy. - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward - LA Times -
Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward - LA Times
"It's more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule experience dramatic weight loss and a reversal of obesity-related ills such as Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. Reporting their latest findings this week in the journal Nature Medicine, the authors of the new study described a cascade of synergistic effects in lab animals in response to the three-hormone agent the researchers devised. The researchers likened the results in lab animals to the subtle and far-reaching changes brought about in human patients following bariatric surgery, who not only experience weight loss in response to gastric bypass surgery, but often an abrupt reversal of Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation and worrisome cholesterol readings." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I'll be dead by the time this comes out - "They engineered a single new peptide by integrating three gastrointestinal hormones at the molecular level (glucagon-like peptide-1, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide, and glucagon receptors). Those act on three key hormone receptors that govern metabolism and digestion, nudging them to work cooperatively to support weight loss, enhance glycemic control and reverse the accumulation of damaging fat in the liver." - Todd Hoff
Sarah G.
<airplane ears>
Close your mouth. Squeeze nose closed with your hand. Try to blow out hard. Airplane ears escape. - Steve C Team Marina
holly #ravingfangirl
Love! Also jealousy. - Heather
*straightens tie* - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That's not all that straightened - Steve C Team Marina
You don't know what he means by his 'tie' - Pete
Steven Perez
California braces for fiercest storm in 5 years
California braces for fiercest storm in 5 years
Watch it turn out to be minor storm. - Me
i've got 5 bucks on less than an inch here in Long Beach. Up north will get a decent wallop - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Deal reached to allow pension plans to cut benefits -
Deal reached to allow pension plans to cut benefits
"A bipartisan group of congressional leaders reached a deal Tuesday evening that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans. The measure, attached to a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill, would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, construction and supermarkets." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
:( - Janet from FFHound!
So many retirees are going to be hurt by this. - John (bird whisperer)
o_O - Steven Perez
I never thought it would happen. - Eric - ill subliminal
I bet it doesn't affect congressional pensions. Not the staff, the congresspeople themselves. - bentley
For the moment it is directed at trucking, construction and supermarkets within 3 years it will be everyone as precedent has been set. - Steve C Team Marina
This crap really pisses me off. Doesn't sound like there was much representation from pensioners in this 'deal'. I'm not that familiar with multiemployer pension plans, but their operation isn't that different from single employer plans. Why have pensions plans been allowed to partially fund (underfund) pensions for years? Plans don't just sit on a pile of money, they invest it. Where is the accountability by plan administrators for plan (mis)management. - Greg GuitarBuster
I'm glad that I took the pension buyout from one of my previous employers. I wasn't there for 30 years and my pension wouldn't have been too much, but taking the lump sum seems much more secure. - Greg GuitarBuster
Eric - ill subliminal
Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster -
Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony's Steve Jobs Disaster
"The permanently upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been hotly anticipated since it was first reported nearly three years ago. We're still waiting. And according to newly leaked emails out of Sony Pictures, trying to get it off the ground was a total clusterfuck: name-calling, Angelina Jolie-trashing, lying, and begging." - Eric - ill subliminal from Bookmarklet
"the masturbatory call is a wank I have no time for." - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
RT @thedanstein: Best season ever RT @Deadspin: Report: The Knicks all hate each other.
RT @thedanstein: Best season ever RT @Deadspin: Report: The Knicks all hate each other.
It's hard to be sympathetic when they all hate D Fish so much :D - Victor Ganata
"players are pausing in the middle of games to schedule fistfights." - Steve C Team Marina
Tim Hardaway Jr is a really bad rebounder, which makes it especially funny that he's telling anyone else to rebound. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Well, he knows his weakness :D - Victor Ganata
Also, this paragraph is sublime: "What is the only thing sadder than the Sixers, fielding a bunch of guys pulled off the street, going 2-18 in an attempt to tank its way into a top draft pick? The Knicks, actually trying to win, being just a half-game up on Philly. " - Andrew C (✔)
holly #ravingfangirl
you're so cute, internet. *pats head*
*curtsies* - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
This billionaire just paid $4 million for a Nobel Medal only to give it back -
"One of the richest men in Russia, Alisher Usmanov, has come forward as the anonymous buyer of James Watson's Nobel medal, which was sold for more than $4 million at an auction at Christie's in New York last week. Usmanov, who is worth an estimated $15.9 billion, has now revealed he will return the piece to Watson who shared the 1962 Nobel prize in medicine for discovering the structure of DNA, alongside Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
6 Things You’ll Never Hear An Ambitious Person Say
6 Things You’ll Never Hear An Ambitious Person Say
1) "I am out of grey suits." - Steve C Team Marina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Future Me is going to be oh-so-extremely thankful for the tedious work Present Me is working on right now. Might even take myself out. 🍷
Woh Present Me take it slow don't want to let things go to far on a first date wait until at least the 3rd date to invite Future Me up to your place. - Steve C Team Marina
Psshhhh! I'm amazing! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
We've reached peak project.
It's all down hill from here. - Steve C Team Marina
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - Walt Crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim: meatvalve.
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - The First NoeLB from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silence
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
I'm there about as much as I'm on any socnet these days. And that's not much. Healthier. - J. Marie B
Because Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - David Lounsbury
The real question is, why is Facebook not on you? - Steele Lawman from Android
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Melly Claus
RT @benphillips76: Is this the best twitter argument ever?
RT @benphillips76: Is this the best twitter argument ever?
APPARENTLY he meant read as in "red". Seems like an ok-ish dude. - Johnny
"I read the full article", something people definitely say in real life. - Andrew C (✔)
Ahhhh. Still, kinda amusing. - Melly Claus
Andrew, this isn't real life. It's the Internet where people don't read things before commenting or expressing their opinions. - Johnny from iPhone
It is possible for someone to say they read something when they only read part of it, or none at all? - Joe
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @charstarlene: Are you cool with what's wrong with me? I'm cool with what's wrong with you. - relationships
FOR NOW - Andrew C (✔)
Most of the time it's subconscious until you can't take it anymore. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
What triggers that change? - Stephan from iPhone
I think it's a slow burn to when you're consciously aware of how bloody annoying the SO's quirks are. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Is it the beginning of the end that makes you aware or the awareness that signals the beginning of the end. (Not trying to be a smart ass.) - Stephan from iPhone
Hey, if it's rock solid you can suspend disbelief for a two-hour movie. Relationships: same but for a lifetime. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
No but i can change you! - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
An end to the battle for the armrest? - -
An end to the battle for the armrest? -
"Could this device finally bring a peaceful end to the great arms race in the sky? That's what the makers of Soarigami, a plastic divider that allows air passengers to comfortably share an armrest, are claiming. The device, to go on sale for about $30 in early 2015, balances atop the existing armrest to create an extended leaning platform that prevents the horrors of actual physical contact." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
It could be bundled with the thing that prevents the seat from reclining. - Heisenberg
But why does it look like an airmail envelope? - Soup in a TARDIS
Completely useless when the person sitting in the next seat has their entire body/torso overhanging the armrest. :/ - Ken Gidley
Victor Ganata
CA Sees Worst Pertussis Outbreak in 70 Years - MPR
"In what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak in 70 years, 9,935 cases of pertussis were diagnosed between January 1 and November 26. That translated into 26 cases per 100,000 people, according to research published in the December 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." - Victor Ganata
"When the researchers looked more closely at the available data, they found that most of the mothers of the infants who contracted pertussis had not been vaccinated." - Victor Ganata
"'Very few mothers of infants with pertussis had received Tdap [tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine] during pregnancy; many more were vaccinated after delivery, which does not confer any direct protection to the infant and is no longer a preferred strategy,' the researchers write. 'Recently published data indicate that Tdap vaccination coverage among pregnant women [in California] was only 19.5% in 2012.'" - Victor Ganata
I really struggle with seeing how choosing not to vaccinate is not child abuse. FYI for those who are struggling the Tdap is covered by the state healthcare agencies at the county level in CA so you can go in and get one there if you don't have insurance or $35 for the local pharmacy to do it. - Steve C Team Marina
Yup, you can always go to the public health department to get free vaccines for children and California also has a free Vaccines for Children program for those who qualify - Victor Ganata
Melly Claus
RT @hash62: This #Epic stuff ! Grab One Now >> via @photosandbacon
RT @hash62: This #Epic stuff ! Grab One Now >> via @photosandbacon
I'm surprised Cock Light is more expensive - Steve C Team Marina
Steve C Team Marina
Gotta say SFO's new Terminal 2 (American, Virgin America) might be best terminal in US now after the upgrades rest of the airport still blows. :) Lots of space, lots of light, lots of good unique food.
is it unique good food? or just good unique? - Sir Shuping is just sir
I love that terminal. Also, Virgin is the best airline! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
The Virgin international terminal at JFK has two Shake Shacks. It's insane. - Meg VMeg
I'll be there tomorrow morning! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Here I am. Napa Farms Market. I want to eat all the things. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Funny story. I was so engrossed in Soda Crush Saga I didn't notice my driver was taking me to San Jose airport. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Oh god, I was annoyed by the food in the American terminal at SFO. Sometimes a person just wants something basic. Took way too much energy and effort to find basic food that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg. I was much happier with the other end of the flight - the American terminal at O'Hare. Now that place is awesome. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Next time I want to try Cat Cora's Kitchen - forgot that was there. - Laura Norvig
Hmm Hookuh I am like you in searching for basic I can't eat most fancy food and don't like the rest but I had ample choices when looking around and the tacos at Andeleje (sp?) ended up being perfect under ten bucks for a meal and best tacos i've had in a while. But it's very subjective I know. :) - Steve C Team Marina
I'm hanging at the airport with you next time! - Hookuh Tinypants
Andrew C (✔)
How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate -
How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate
"No one who gets a postgraduate degree in Hobbit Studies ever imagines they’ll be sued by the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. I certainly didn’t expect to wind up in court against Christopher Tolkien and his lawyers, like Frodo Baggins facing down the Nazgûl on Weathertop. Little did I know I was heading into a legal and scholarly Midgewater when I wrote and published The Lord of the Rings: A New English Translation. As anyone who’s read the appendices to The Lord of the Rings knows, both it and The Hobbit are Tolkien’s translations from the so-called “Red Book of Westmarch,” an ancient manuscript written in Late Vulgar Adûni. How Tolkien came to possess the Red Book is a mystery, and the Tolkien Estate has never allowed other scholars access to it." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
interesting i didn't know any of this. - Steve C Team Marina
"As Boromir so famously warned, “Not lightly does one walk the road into Mordor.”" - Andrew C (✔)
Eric - ill subliminal
During yearly reviews, is there anything worse than doing your own self-evaluation?
Nuh uh, it's the worst. - Marie
Yes, I'm awesome and not hesitant to share it. - Steve C Team Marina
It's a trap! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I usually fill mine out with mathematical equations. - Steven Perez
Jennifer Dittrich
Trade Tracker: MLS half-day trade window to make for a busy post-MLS Cup Monday | -
Trade Tracker: MLS half-day trade window to make for a busy post-MLS Cup Monday |
Trade Tracker: MLS half-day trade window to make for a busy post-MLS Cup Monday |
Trade Tracker: MLS half-day trade window to make for a busy post-MLS Cup Monday |
"While MLS clubs have been busy picking up and declining options (see all the transactions here), Monday gives them an opportunity to engage in trades for the first time this offseason via a half-day trade window that opens up at 9 am ET and closes at 1 pm ET. Teams may trade during this half-day window or re-sign their own players. After the trade window closes, no more moves may be made until the MLS Expansion Draft takes place at 2 pm ET on Wednesday, December 10 after which the offseason trade window reopens." - Jennifer Dittrich from Bookmarklet
I feel like Nat Borchers and Nat Borchers' beard will do well in Portland. - Jennifer Dittrich
That's an awfully short trade window. - John (bird whisperer)
Yes i think a trade month would be better. PS go Galaxy. - Steve C Team Marina
There's a lot more that will happen around the drafts - this was basically the "OK, if you've got anything you want to move around to re-position for the draft, do it now!" one-shot. All bets are off once the super-draft starts, since the best teams are likely going to get pick-pocketed. If you've got someone you don't want to lose for nothing, but who you're planning on trading, this... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
That also might explain why teams like NY, LA, NE and Seattle weren't particularly active - we've got some high-profile retirements, and most of the players we really, really want to keep we can protect. The players that are left would be missed, but it wouldn't be giving away someone like Borchers for free. - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephen Mack
Homework time. My daughter Sophie has a question and needs 10 yes or no answers. Her question is, "Do you like pizza?"
(Gah, sideways.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Katy S
Yes - Meg VMeg from Android
Yes! - Jenica from iPhone
No! Oh, who am I kidding? Yes! - Kristin
Oui. Uh...Yes. - Spidra Webster
She needs to publish these results, obviously! :) - Lo
Thanks all! 10 answers in 18 minutes. She's now tabulating, graphing, and publishing (to her teacher, anyway). Kristin, she had to think about how to treat your answer. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes! - Louis Gray
No - Todd Hoff
Too late, polling is closed. Conclusion: 100% of everybody likes pizza. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The words "she had to think about" mark a good homework assignment. - Bruce Lewis
It was rigged! - Todd Hoff
For the record I think Joe cheated on the quiz. - Steve C Team Marina
Thinking is good! ;) - Kristin from iPhone
She should have asked a more controversial question like do you like kittens. Lol. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
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