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Do you burn extra calories if you do 10,000 steps in 4 inch heels? #fitbit #justasking
I would think so, if your muscles are working harder to keep you balanced. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile -
Monty Hall Problem - Numberphile
The professor in this video explains and illustrates it remarkably clearly. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
#SaturdayFF When I play Minecraft with my kids, I'm having as much fun as they are.
It's like building a lego house, but you can walk around inside and watch a sunset from the roof. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
These goslings and their parents on the South Bay Haborwalk seemed calm about people approaching close. - Bruce Lewis
vicster: full-bodied
IFTTT now automates tasks based on your Fitbit activity -
IFTTT now automates tasks based on your Fitbit activity
"If you're sporting one of Fitbit's activity trackers, you can now automate tasks and reminders with the help of IFTTT (If This Then That). The recipe-based software announced a dedicated channel for the sporty gadgets today, handling duties based on goals, activity, sleep, weight and more." - vicster: full-bodied from Bookmarklet
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My avg. daily fitbit #Fitstats for last week: 71,744 steps.
That's my weekly total, not my daily average. I'm going to see if someone already filed a bug. - Bruce Lewis
Kevin Fox
Looks like Sunnyvale will crack 100° today. Nearly a 50° swing in 8 hours!
I'm glad to be in Boston where we have sane weather. - Bruce Lewis
Does that make us swingers? - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
Happy Birthday to both Stephen Mack and Tudor Bosman today! Both great guys and good dads too!
I'll let you guess who is who. Photo 1 I took and Photo 2 is courtesy Thomas Hawk. - Louis Gray
Happy Bday Dudes. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor! - Georgia
Happy birthday Stephen and Tudor. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy B-days! - Ken Gidley
Happy Happy - Rodfather
Happy Birthday, gentlemen. - Monique the crochet freak
Happy Birthday! - NOT THE CRICKET
I know who is who but I'm not gonna' tell... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOYS!!! - Lisa L. Seifert
Thanks Louis and all! But don't forget it's also Kelly's ( birthday today too! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthdays! - LB creeps me out.
Happy Birthday, Tudor and Stephen! It's a great day for birthdays! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Happy Bday! - Heather
Happy Bday guys! - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday great guys and dads! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday to you both! - Jenny
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Whose code are you looking at in that picture? :-) - Bruce Lewis
Happy Birthday Stephen! - AJ Batac
Happy Birthday Tudor! - AJ Batac
Thank you! - Tudor Bosman
Happy Birthday, Stephen and Tudor! :-) - vicster: full-bodied
I will reshare this every year. - Louis Gray
I will comment on this every year, provided Louis finds it and bumps it first, of course. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Louis Gray
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort -
Why Nest Protect Reporting an Emergency Filled Me With Comfort
"This morning, my Nexus 5 chirped with a notification I hadn't seen before. While I was at the office, my Nest application was telling me, in no uncertain terms, that there was an Emergency in the kitchen at home. There was smoke, and the alarm from our Nest Protect smoke alarm was sounding. I called home quickly, and my wife told me, embarrassed, there was simply a small issue with the microwave, and all was fine." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I really did tweet first and then call home. :) - Louis Gray
Ah, Louis. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I figured my wife had it under control and didn't want to answer the phone while waving her hands at the device. :) - Louis Gray
So, you get notified every time someone makes the toast a little too dark? As paranoid as I am about fire, I'm not sure I'd like that. It would drive me bonkers to be carrying around a device that notifies me every time my hubby cooks something, without telling me what he is actually cooking. - April Russo
April, it's the first time I've ever been notified. As my home is appropriately smokey, it was a good call. - Louis Gray
Louis, I think you might have miss the humor in my statement. - April Russo
Oh yeah. I have zero sense of humor. Zero. :) - Louis Gray
Why do you have a smoke detector in your kitchen? - Brian Johns
In the event of smoke? It's actually in our dining area to be more precise. But it's by the kitchen. - Louis Gray
How long did you give her to answer the tweet before you called? - Bruce Lewis
There's so much not-buring-the-house-down smoke in the kitchen that most fire peeps recommend NOT putting a smoke detector in the kitchen, exactly because of the false-positive situation you are encountering. - Brian Johns
This wasn't a false positive. My house still smells like smoke. The smoke detector is in the dining area next to the kitchen. You'd approve of its placement, even if not its name. - Louis Gray
Jenny H.
I'm a little confused because Eivind and I went on the same hike today and his Fitbit registered 200 floors while mine only registered 150. Weird.
It's measuring changes in barometric pressure accompanied by continuous motion. Were you going faster than he was and pausing occasionally for him to catch up? That would make his motion more continuous than yours. - Bruce Lewis
No, that's not it! - Eivind from Android
Do you both have the same Fitbit model? - Stephen Mack
American floors versus European floors? (Yeah, I have no idea.) - bentley
Todd Hoff
Open Source is a process for overcoming the traditional weakness of the commons. Clearly did not work for OpenSsl. The shallow bug conjecture is more of a statistical notion, not something to bet your security on.
I think it depends on your perspective, though. If OpenSSL *wasn't* open source, we probably wouldn't know about this vulnerability until a massive exploit was actually deployed that screwed millions and millions of people the world over. - Victor Ganata
Um, how do you know one hasn't been deployed? - Todd Hoff
"It is surprising that a project that is quite mission critical is completely at the bottom of the scale when it comes to how much the development process is oriented toward reliability. There are no systematic unit tests, no systematic documentation, the best you get is a bunch of disorganized integration tests, so it is not even at the level you would expect for a decently maintained business project" - Todd Hoff
Fair enough, maybe something has already been deployed, but no one has reported losing billions of dollars to OpenSSL exploits yet. - Victor Ganata
OpenSSL 1.0.1 (which I think is the first release that has this vulnerability) was released in March 2012, so I imagine two years is probably enough time for someone to have crafted an exploit that would've wreaked massive havoc by now. - Victor Ganata
And they will never admit to anything like that. Keep in mind these libraries are used in gazillions of routers, firewalls, proxies, and other appliances. Updating those is non-trivial. - Todd Hoff
Certain bugs are more likely to be found if you have a large number of users doing diverse things with your software. Security vulnerabilities have never worked like that. It's not statistics, it's the nature of this bug. - Bruce Lewis
The notion is that with so many eyes on code that bugs will be more quickly found and fixed, it's not just a use argument. - Todd Hoff
Yeah, but if the argument is that closed source software is inherently safer, the millions of pwned zombie Windows machines that are part of malicious botnets seems to contradict that conclusion. Nobody's development process is perfect. - Victor Ganata
I don't recall making that argument. - Todd Hoff
Not saying you did, but closed source is the only alternative to open source. - Victor Ganata
Bugs happen. All you can do it mitigate the risk. It still seems that open source is less risky than closed source, even given all its flaws. - Victor Ganata
Heartbleed does put the Apple SSL goto fail bug in perspective, though :D - Victor Ganata
Bugs don't just happen. People write them. Processes help prevent them. When they aren't prevented you look to your people and to your process. That's what good groups do. Every bug is tracked back to see how it could have been prevented and the process is changed to make sure that happens. What is clear is that relying on the shallow conjecture doesn't work on core critical... more... - Todd Hoff
Sure, the "many eyes" idea vastly overestimates the number of people who will actually bother combing through the source code, and sure, you can implement processes that minimize the risk of people introducing devastating bugs, but it's always a cost vs. benefit argument. And people are gonna f- up. I guess the question is, ultimately, who pays? - Victor Ganata
Todd, you're right that the shallow bug conjecture is not just a use argument. If it were just a use argument it would be more accurate. If I were Linus Torvald's I'd be really annoyed that ESR named his inaccurate conjecture after me - - Bruce Lewis
Interesting: BTW, all these issues are trappable by tests. - Todd Hoff
It does make me wonder how everyone came to rely on something that seems to have been written in such a slipshod fashion. Who's more irresponsible, the OpenSSL developers, or the people who put together the distros that include it? - Victor Ganata
"was added to the open-source OpenSSL protocol on New Year's Eve 2011" - Todd Hoff
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Qualys SSL Labs - Projects / SSL Server Test / -
Qualys SSL Labs - Projects / SSL Server Test /
FriendFeed is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack because it's still using TLS 1.0. - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Good to know - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Y-EA-H *spikes in the endzone* - Micah
Kevin Fox
I have a foolproof method of diagnosing compulsive-obsessive disorder.
It took me a minute to get it, so I guess I'm ok. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Signs of Spring in Boston -
Some of the trees have a tiny bit of green on them. - Bruce Lewis
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I guess some people don't know that waving your arms to get a server's attention is bad form. And rude. And makes you look like an asshat.
Dude's an Army Ranger. I guess that explains it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Arm-y Ranger. :) - Spidra Webster
My bad. - Bruce Lewis
Glen Campbell
Is FriendFeed still down?
let me check ... - MoTO: Team Marina
There's this really cool web site that tells you. No, wait, that says if it's dead, not if it's down. - Bruce Lewis
Yes, which is why you didn't post this and I'm not responding. Oh, wait... - Walt Crawford sleeping is unproductive and a waste of time - Amit Patel
Fitbit Fans
Fitbit users with friends tend to be 27% more active. Who's helping to push you further? #fitspiration
THIS is why FriendFeed needs to stay up. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
Re: The Mobile Downturn -
"Minor point: "the past 20 years" only go back to April 8, 1994. The commercial Internet predates that, and is in turn predated by the browser, HTTP and TCP/IP." - Bruce Lewis
Jason P
Just for fun, I have experimentally attached my Fitbit to a watch fob. #fancy
Tory Burch competition! - Bruce Lewis
I suppose that's better than perched on my bathroom sink. - Derrick
*discreetly checks undergarments* Yep, got mine. - RepoRat
Steven Perez
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
My inner pedant is 65% under control. I'm fairly tollerant. How about you?
91%, but I'm ok with that. - Kevin Johnson
23%... My favorite word is ...aaactuuuallllyyy... ;) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
54% - bentley
54% (hi Betsy!) - Stephen Mack
My twin! - bentley
Actually, Steven, you're fairly tolerant. :p - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I've always thought so. :) - Steven Perez
28% - Alix May
46% - April Russo
"To boldly go where no-one has gone before" isn't wrong at all and complaining about split infinitives is ridiculous and it's a made-up rule that something somebody pulled out of their ass. But 47%. - Victor Ganata
How do I answer "me and my friends"? I'm OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and me" and not OK with it in places where technically it should be "my friends and I" - Bruce Lewis
I went with OK and got a final score of 43%. - Bruce Lewis
37% - Iván Abrego from Android
Stephan #TeamMarina
No kidding, Sherlock.
"Boeing 777 will struggle to maintain altitude once fuel tanks are empty." - Stephan #TeamMarina
"Idiots will struggle to maintain air of intelligence when brains are empty." - NOT THE CRICKET
CNN reporters wouldn't know embarrassment if it hit them like a 777. - Stephan #TeamMarina
That's obvious as a general statement. I'd like to assume they're recounting the story of a particular 777 and saying what's about to happen. - Bruce Lewis
Amit Patel
Seattle's new waterfront looks cool. They're tearing down the ugly double decker highway and replacing it with pedestrian walkways and greenery. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Heh, this made me look up whether the tunneling machine (Big Bertha) that they're using for the replacement road had finally got past the 'mystery object' which halted progress. Yep. It was a tiny steel pipe where it had no business being: - Jennifer Dittrich
I am waiting for the day when tunnel-boring machines become cheap and ubiquitous so that we can move a lot more streets underground and reclaim the surface for pedestrians and greenery :) #scifi - Amit Patel
Right? Although, if a tiny steel pipe can derail the most advanced one around, that might be a ways away. - Jennifer Dittrich
True, although … nanobots. yeah, that's the answer to everything ;) - Amit Patel
Sounds like Boston's Big Dig - - Bruce Lewis
Looks like vancouver - clara glass from iPhone
Looking like vancouver seems like a good thing ;) - Amit Patel
It is amazing how agonizing writing a two-minute speech can be!
Doing the same thing. Been working on it for days. - Anika
Yes. Shorter is much, much harder. I have a 10-minute one to give before long. *dread* - lris
oh boy, i'm glad that is over. i now have a shiny award in my office. #dustmagnet - Marie
See the Woodrow Wilson quote here: - Bruce Lewis
^ NICE - Marie
Glen Campbell
New pet peeve: websites that prevent you from looking at them by showing a popup asking you to subscribe to their newsletter.
Or take a survey on their website. That you've just now visited for the first time. - Jennifer Dittrich
I envy you if this pet peeve is truly new. - Bruce Lewis
It has reached the point where the kid is no longer a Mr. 13, and I will have to now start calling him Mr. 14 on FF. Also, the kid might need to start shaving at some point, and then I might not be able to call him a kid anymore.
Happy birthday, kid!!! - laura x
He had a good day. Ended with the Melting Pot and a present. - Joe
Han Solo called Luke kid a lot. - Bruce Lewis
Did Luke have to shave? - Joe
My Mr 16 has had a mustache for a few years, but no beard, thank goodness! There's no one to teach him to shave. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also, Happy Birthday Mr Now 14! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
my kid brother is 31, married, and an Army Captain, and I still call him "kiddo." - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
happy birthday mr 14 - chaz2b
Not sure that I agree with some of the wikihow, but thanks all--I will tell him about all of the bday wishes. - Joe
(the wiki was just meant as a joke) - chaz2b
Anyone else having issues with their fitbit today? Mine won't sync to my phone or computer and has disconnected from Facebook and twitter. It's still reading my steps though. I've tried resetting it and nothing.
fixed! don't know how but it's working now - Elena
I don't know -- they mention slowness March 21 on but there's nothing for yesterday. - Bruce Lewis
AJ Batac
This. - Mike Nayyar
Please can anyone tell me what 'Team Frank' is all about? intrigued..cheers - Jason
Thanks, Bruce. I was having trouble with FF search in trying to find the thread! - LB creeps me out.
Thank you, Bruce - Jason
Happy to help. - Bruce Lewis
This was the first thing I saw when I logged in :) - Ashish
This is gorgeous. The result of a tatted up cow:) - Liza + = ?
Mee toooooo! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
me Three, - Roberto Bonini
Me too! - Halil
FriendFeed forever! - Barbara R. S.
Yup. - Steven Perez
AFFirmative. - Kevin Johnson
Hooray! - Fleagle
FFers Rule - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Hear hear! - Franc, a rememberer
Oh. - sofarsoShawn
Right now, Mark Zuckerberg is sitting in a dark room, looking at monitors on the screen. A big red button marked "Kill Friendfeed" sits on the armchair to his right. As he giggles menacingly under his breath, his finger hovers ever-so-gently over the button... - Fleagle
pleather <3 - CarlC
yep! - Kamil
++ Fleagle. "And suddenly, a question pops his head. How come, why not here on my own developed turf? He sips the last of his milk glass, raising the finger off the button, and decided to give them another day." -The book of SocNet, 12:10 - Zu from AOD
♥ ♥ ♥ - Ali Yolcu
Bu yazı fontu kim de var acaba. - Tesbih "KOD 111"
Haha, always fun to stumble on an old post and see how you reacted at the time. #SomeFFLove - Zu from AOD
AJ BATAC Git burdan. O.O - Tarık
LB creeps me out.
Happy birthday, Julian!
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happiest of days! Do you have a special brew planned? - maʀtha from Android
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
YAY JULIAN! - MoTO: Team Marina
happy birthday, Julian!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Many happy returns, Julian! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday Julian! - Bruce Lewis
Happy birthday! - Jenny H.
Happy Bithday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy birthday hugs to Julian! - Steele Lawman
Happy Birthday, Julian! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday FF superstar - Steve C Team Marina
Happy Birthday!!!! - lris
Happy day!! - YvonneM
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Where is the birthday lad? The candles on the cake are burning low - maʀtha
Happy Birthday, Julian :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy Birthday, Julian :) - Jen
Louis Gray If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? - If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right?
"As technology advances forward, the way we share changes. We've moved from slide carousels of vacations and Walgreen's photo labs to online photo book replicas, and in-stream editing. We're not backing up our photos to CDs and DVDs, and I don't see a future where I'll hand my kids a microscopic Flash drive upon graduation. They'll just know. Any photo that's ever been taken that I want them to have will be available - and I shouldn't have to do anything." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Great post, Louis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks, Stephen! - Louis Gray
With all the work that's gone into surfacing good content, it's sad that this is still true: "Or worse, we'll just delete the ones that make us look bad, and post the entire glob of photos as a collection - a digital slide show that hopes our friends will care enough to find their favorite, and leave us a comment, Like or +1 in return to give a head nod of agreement." - Bruce Lewis
Jenny H.
Fitbit woes: went on a walk along the river today and chalked up over 9K steps. Went to sync my Fitbit and now it says 0 steps. :(((((
That motherfitbit! - Eivind
:( But you can enter it manually! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It said 9K steps on the walk and now says 0 steps? Could it have started a new day? What time zone is it in? - Bruce Lewis
Yes; I don't think it started a new day. It was something like 3:50 pm when it zeroed out. I had the steps on the One, synced it to my computer, checked again and it was zero. I am in GMT+1. On my dashboard, there are no steps for the previous day or today. Very strange. I hope it isn't dying on me. - Jenny H.
That's a puzzler to me. I wonder if somebody at could figure it out. - Bruce Lewis
I'll contact them to see if this is a known issue. - Jenny H.
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