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Micah
Grandfather is going to a movie tonight. Last time he went to a cinema was in London, 1943.
He was tired of walking. Can't remember what film it was. - Micah from FFHound!
wow. what's he going to see? - MoTO Boychick Devil
Unbroken. - Micah from FFHound!
It's pretty good. I think giving an epic like that to a first time director might have been a little too much. Also, I think it could that Zamperini's story could have easily been 3 separate movies. Having said all that I think Jolie did a good job overall. "Imitation Game" is a better movie, IMHO. - MoTO Boychick Devil
*nod* Also, he's read the book three times. - Micah from FFHound!
Yeah, Waif and I read it. Neither of us could put it down. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Wait till he sees how much the price of popped corn has gone up. - Micah from FFHound!
I saw poor reviews from people who read the book, but I watched it with people who read the book and they liked it. - Bruce Lewis
UPDATE: Grandfather thoroughly enjoyed the experience. - Micah from FFHound!
I'm glad. Did he get some popcorn? - MoTO Boychick Devil
Mary B: #TeamMonique
"Come help patch this code." #FiveWordsToRuinADate
"You want fries with that?" - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That line would work on me. - Bruce Lewis
You like fries a lot, Bruce? - Stephen Mack
If they're good fries, yet. - Bruce Lewis
Johnny
How to piss off your customers: In QLD we don't have daylight savings. The rest of Oz has been in DLS for 4 months. Overnight, the time server for the Optus phone network reset/broke and put all QLD phones 1 hour ahead when they time synced. Hundreds of thousands of customers in QLD were woken 1 hour early today.
People have turned up to places 1 hour early to find them shut. A lady turned up for surgery 1 hour early. Mums woke up kids to get them to school holiday care. It's a PR shitfest - Johnny from iPhone
Does everyone now use their phone as an alarm clock? I....use an alarm clock. And a wall clock.And a watch... - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
*scoots over to sit next to m9m* - t-ra needs this place
I used an alarm clock until I moved and couldn't find my alarm clock. That's when I started using the phone. - bentley
m9m: you're not alone--well, we don't have a wall clock, but definitely an alarm clock. And watches. - walt crawford
And I still wear a watch. - bentley
I wear a watch - but it pairs with my phone and so I think if my phone got screwy, my watch would too. I do have other clocks in the house, though - I'd like to think I'd notice the time difference before I left the house... - WebGoddess
It's currently overcast and rainy here and it's summer so the sun is up at 4am so judging the time is a little more tricky. - Johnny
I use my Fitbit. - Bruce Lewis
The alarm clock function is the main thing I do with my phone. But I don't have to worry about the time being reset from above. At daylight savings time, I can wait for hours, turn the phone off and on again, take the battery out and put it in again, and it still won't pick up the phone company's new time settings. Last time I gave up and just changed it manually. - Deborah Fitchett
The Other Yvonne
Logan doesn't play Minecraft yet, but watches YouTube videos about Minecraft whenever he gets the chance. It's all he talks about. I'm so sick of it already. If Minecraft was a person I'd punch it in the face.
It's actually easier when they do play it, because then at least they're more likely to be doing it instead of talking about it! - Heleninstitches #teamff
*fistbump* back! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
My son sits here and watches people play it on YouTube. I don't get it. - Eric - Final Countdown
I'm afraid he'd then want to PLAY it all the time. That would drive me over the edge. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I play it and watch people play it. Then again people play football in the park then watch other people play it on TV so I'm cool with it. - Johnny
I used to stand and watch people play Pac-Man so I get the appeal, but I guess today it's just so much more content. It's such a big industry. - Eric - Final Countdown
His personality (he's 6) seems to be the more he watches the meaner and more disobedient he becomes. He's like an angry drunk. It creates more conflict in our home life. He needs more activity than he realizes. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
The live streams on twitch.tv are popular too. It's interesting watching different designs. - Rodfather
Yvonne, yes! Minecraft can't be at the expense of physical activity. OTOH ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Resistance is futile. Honestly, if you learn about it enough to set it up so he's just building stuff instead of playing as a game, it's pretty creative. But yeah, Wade talks about it a lot. I pretend to listen for awhile and then perfect the art of tuning it out or just break it to him that I don't want to hear about it. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Both my kids play and while my son typically isn't a very talkative person, he once jabbered to me about Minecraft for 2 hours straight while I was driving somewhere. No breaks. I am not exaggerating. He also watches one particular series of Minecraft Youtube vids and it's gotten to the point where I can't tell if the stories he tells me of what he's done in Minecraft is stuff he's actually done or he's just projecting himself onto these vids that he's watched. - rønin
Crazy how it's taken hold of so many! I'm sure we'll give in at some point, but not yet. =) - The Other Yvonne
Hahahaha, Stampy friggin' Longnose and iBallistic fecking Squid. Josiah knows if his behaviour falls below acceptable levels then his iPad is the first thing to go. There will be days when it seems everything he does is Minecraft related, but he might mix the actual activities up even though they all revolve around the same thing - so watching the videos, playing the game, reading the... more... - Melly
And awesome kids book about computer games is "But It's Just A Game", helps teach kids about balance: http://www.amazon.com/But-Its... - Melly
Thanks for the recommendation, Melly! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
OMG, Melly - Stampy! His voice drives me INSANE. Before him it was these two guys who were much more mellow and easy to take. I miss those days. - Laura Norvig
Jayden talks at me about Pokemon, the Marvel Universe, Yu Gi Oh, Sonic and friends, all his obsessions...constantly. Every day. Ad nauseum. I care about none of it. He knows, and doesn't shut up. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm okay with discussing it occasionally. But they seem to get stuck on it. don't they? I try to steer the conversation elsewhere but it doesn't always work... - Melly
I've told Logan he can only watch Minecraft videos once a day during the school week. Hopefully then we'll make it to the end of the week unharmed. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I played Skylanders with Josiah today. Together, one mission takes about half an hour. That I can handle. I've tried Minecraft and just can't get into it! - Melly
I think Minecraft is great. It's digital legos. Except you can't walk around inside lego buildings. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, you can if you have enough legos. - Amit Patel
Today Josiah keeps talking about the Pokemon texture (?) pack in Minecraft. His interests are melding, help! - Melly
Melly, there's a mod called Pixelmon that Wade plays - sounds like he and Josiah have a lot in common. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Funny you should mention that - Josh is getting it for Josiah this weekend as a good behaviour/helper reward ;o) - Melly
Bruce Lewis
Good morning, FriendFeed.
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Mr. Farenheit was not able to cool salt water down to this temperature in 1724. - Bruce Lewis
Benjamin Golub
We added a few features you might have missed recently: support for imgur.com thumbnails (http://friendfeed.com/search...) and "Best of" for users/groups on the iPhone (http://friendfeed.com/iphone...)
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Rumors of FriendFeed's death are greatly exaggerated. (Thank you, Ben!) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, guys :) - Franc, a rememberer
Stephen, very happy to see new features like this, but I think the "death" part is the major users reducing their activity. I'd love to see some support from Facebook in promoting FriendFeed more to encourage those users to go back. Or maybe they don't want to? Regardless, bonus for me! Thanks Benjamin - you're awesome! - Jesse Stay
Jesse, fair enough but major users always did come and go. Some of the departees who left said they were doing so because there was no new development. Clearly not all development is halted. Last week Paul hinted that FF may receive a major new feature, and characterized his participation as "20% time" -- I'll take that. - Stephen Mack
I backed down off the all caps. The group "best of" is really useful, love it. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I agree - I'd just like some confirmation that Facebook cares about all this so I can know whether to focus my efforts on Facebook or FriendFeed or both. - Jesse Stay
I noticed the best of on the iPhone the other day, wrote it out on a cake and then ated it. - Josh Haley
Thanks for the update Ben - AJ Batac
Jesse, I think you should focus where your users are focused. What do SocialToo users want? But if they want Facebook focus, you should still keep an eye on FriendFeed, since the future Facebook will look a lot more like FriendFeed. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, I'm not sure we know that. - Jesse Stay
Paul Buchheit said the FB acquisition was attractive because of shared vision/direction. I would be surprised if a lot of that vision wasn't already embodied in this product right here. - Bruce Lewis
ffcode: you can do that. Here is the "Best of week" from one year ago: http://friendfeed.com/summary... - Benjamin Golub
ITS ALIVE!!!!!!! MUH HA HA - Roberto Bonini
آقا دستت دردنکنه :دی - گیلداد
Bruce Lewis
I'm not a trained Customer Service agent, but I'm going to try this anyway: Louis and Stephen, what trackers were you wearing? What firmware version are they at? Dominant or non-dominant hand (if it's a wrist tracker)?
Stephen was wearing a Force, non-dominant hand. Louis (and I) wore the One in a pocket. My One version is version 60. - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Fitbit One. Right pocket. - Louis Gray
If Stephen wore a force, why did he post a photo of a One? http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... - Bruce Lewis
Because that's my Fitbit One and his Force was falling further behind the further we walked. By the end of the walk, he was around 90,000. - Louis Gray
OK. Bad news for Stephen. The new firmware v80 that improved Charge step counts will not be available on the recalled Force. Since I don't officially speak for Fitbit and this is related to a recalled product that's all I should say. - Bruce Lewis
I KNEW my Force step counts were low! Just hadn't gotten around to doing the trade-in. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Bruce, sorry I missed this originally but thanks for looking into it. My firmware version on the Force is/was version 74. I'm glad we decided to go with Louis's One's step count and not my Force! In related news, I'm ordering a Surge to replace my Force and I'm taking advantage of the Force recall to send it in. - Stephen Mack
Louis Gray
Fitbit Finally Starts Shipping The Charge HR And Surge Smartwatch | TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/2015...
Fitbit Finally Starts Shipping The Charge HR And Surge Smartwatch | TechCrunch
Who wants one of these? - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I do! Finally getting around to returning my Force in the recall (http://fitbit.expertproductinquiry.com/Force...) but I can't decide between the Surge and Charge HR. - Stephen Mack
*waves hand in air like a madman* I've been looking forward to the Surge for what feels like forever. - That's So CAJ!
Yay! Need to turn in my Force as well. Stephen- don't forget we get 15% off! Lmk if you need email. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Wait, whaaaaa? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, Charge HR is nice because it's smaller and the battery lasts slightly longer. Surge is nice because the display is always on -- no need to press a button to see what time it is. And because you can record a hike or run with GPS without bringing a phone along. I really like the default "flare" watch face on Surge -- see my recent FriendFeed post. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce Lewis
I finally made the trip to the home office after working for Fitbit over a year. - Bruce Lewis
Beast of a watch! - Mo Kargas
That's the Fitbit Surge. The default "flare" watch face shows activity levels over the current hour, resetting at the top of the hour. - Bruce Lewis
Looks cool. Oh, city is nice too :) - Mo Kargas
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right? - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
louisgray.com: If You Took a Photo, You're Sharing it, Right?
louisgray.com: 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
I share my photos on FriendFeed. Will FF be around for my grandkids to see it? - Amit Patel
Eventually all this data will be encoded into our DNA so the life history of each person is handed down to future generations that way it always has. Genotype is separated from phenotype which is separated from datatype. - Todd Hoff
Eventually we'll share photos by exchanging DNA through saliva, with "horizontal gene transfer" - Amit Patel
@Amit I cannot comment on current or future Google[x] projects. - Louis Gray
That would require a virus Amit. And wouldn't that be terrorism :) - Todd Hoff
Jenny
So I received a new device from Fitbit. It's a Flex. Is it fully charged when there are 3 lights on it? What are some other neat features about it? I've had the One, so this is different for me.
SOB! It's a pain in the ass to get on my wrist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took me over 5 mins to get SOB on my wrist. I'm not confident in this wristband thing! - Jenny
Fully charged is 5 lights according to http://help.fitbit.com/article... and I'm not sure why the clasp instead of a traditional watch buckle. Some people say the clasp looks better, but with a watch buckle Fitbit wouldn't need a help article advising people to practice fastening it off the wrist a few times - http://help.fitbit.com/article... - Bruce Lewis
I love my Flex, but got tired of the wrist bands. They are hard to fit, get on, and I always manage to tear them up. (The soft rubber pulls away from the hard clear window the lights shine through.) After going through several bands, I bought the Tory Burch metal bracelet and love it. - Bash
Micah
[few years from now] "Gahh! The knife won't pair with the cutting board AGAIN. Dammit, bluetooth!"
So it won't pare. - Jim #teamFFrank
"It wont' pare?" "No dice." - Jennifer Dittrich
You won't be a'peeling today. - Jim #teamFFrank
Ooh, Jennifer and Jim are sharp today. - bentley
I've been steeling myself for this moment. - Jim #teamFFrank
You guys are such cut ups. - Marie from iPhone
Sorry Janet. It's just that I need to keep honing my skills. - Jim #teamFFrank
Y'all get the point. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Cut it out, guys. - Brent Schaus
guess dinner is forked tonight (am I doing this right?) - Ken Gidley
Slice of life comedy, here on Friendfeed. - Andrew C (✔)
Cutting edge technology: over-promise, under-deliver. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I saw what y'all did there. - LB needs a hero! from Android
I am debating whether or not I should take a stab at this. - April Russo (FForever!)
When you're board, there's nothing like a pun run. - Andrew C (✔)
April, go for it. I'm sure you'd be a cut above these jokers. - Marie
Marie, you really think I have the chops for it? - April Russo (FForever!)
Y'all scored with the above comments. - Jim #teamFFrank
You all are just butchering these puns. - Joe
Cleave these jokes alone. - Joe
What a hatchet job. - Joe
This thread is why I adore y'all. A. Dore. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Our reputation for comedy is stainless. - Pete's Got To Go
Well blade, Friendfeeders, well blade. - Bruce Lewis
This thread has a certain tang. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Louis Gray
Let the annual airing of grievances begin for Festivus 2014!
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Short order cooks who are tall. - Spidra Webster
Sand worms and bolted-on love stories In Hobbit films - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mac laptops with stupid fake logos or covers on the apple in TV shows. - Louis Gray
PCs with the Windows logo on the monitors in TV shows. TV shows using Windows Phones as the only phone. - Eric - Final Countdown
SUVs that claim to be hybrids. - Louis Gray
Cities that claim to want to solve traffic and housing woes, but refuse to build new residential property. - Louis Gray
Selfies. - Louis Gray
People who say sorry, I'm not sorry. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
traffic - Laura Norvig
Those people - you know who you are. - Steve C, Team Marina
Isn't this joke getting old? I mean, how many years have we been doing this now? - Bruce Lewis
Double standards - t-ra needs this place from Android
People who click "Like" on this post. They're grievances; how can you like them? - Bruce Lewis
Ordering an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich and they don't bother to toast the bread. - vicster.
Fitbit trackers that under report steps. ;) - Ken Gidley from iPhone
California state workers who act like they own the sidewalk around Capitol Park at lunchtime. - Corinne L
People who say traditions are getting old. - Louis Gray
Gasoline leaf blowers. - Louis Gray
Using mayonnaise instead of miracle whip on my sandwich by accident! - Joe
Tiny dogs with big barks. - Louis Gray from Android
Meta-meta-meta grievances. - Bruce Lewis
People saying it's cold when it's 60 degrees outside. - Eric - Final Countdown
shopping - Bruce Lewis
Being sore and blistered - Stephen Mack
Rain. Drought. - Bruce Lewis
miracle whip - Laura Norvig
whip miracles - Big Joe Silenced
Strip malls without strippers. - Louis Gray from Android
first-world problems - Kevin Johnson
An entire healthcare system in which access relies on a single website functioning properly, and no recourse when it doesn't. - April Russo (FForever!)
Clients that charge their clients $80 to $140 per hour for your web development work, but cry that they can't afford to pay you any more than $10.80/hr, and think it's fair for you to expect to "make it up in bulk". - April Russo (FForever!)
Whining whiners who whine. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Canada. - Josh Haley
Facebook - MoTO Boychick Devil
Know-it-alls - Meg VMeg
Companies who buy up really fantastic social media sites just for their dev team & then learn little from the superior social media site design they now own the IP for. - Spidra Webster
People who can't stay in their own gotdamned lane. - Hookuh Tinypants
Norwegian Christmas food. - Jenny H. from Android
Louis Gray
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
On Monday, Stephen and I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previous personal best by more than 50 percent, and coming close to fifty miles walked - while also helping raise money for Camp Taylor, a free summer camp for children with heart disease, in memory of Riley Norton, the son of my friend and colleague Ken Norton. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Who's this Stepeh guy? :) - Stephen Mack
No idea STEPHEN. NO IDEA. - Louis Gray
You go guys!! Maybe I'll try to join you for a lap - my next badge is at a measly 25K steps... - Ken Gidley
We'd love to have you for some or all, Ken! That's for everyone else here, too. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey Bruce, I think @Fitbit should be promoting this on their channels. :) - Louis Gray
What about … sleep?! - Amit Patel
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive Amit. - Louis Gray
What could be a bigger waste of time than walking? - Todd Hoff
Not walking? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Walking or running for charity is never a waste of time. As a fellow charity racer and Fitbit fanatic, I'm proud of Louis and Stephen for being so awesome! I did 65K during my marathon day (29 miles total including walking to/from the race), so I know y'all can rock this so easy! Kick butt, gentlemen! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Thanks Amanda! - Louis Gray
Thanks also from me. - Stephen Mack
@Fitbit did retweet. I hope you hit your fundraising goal! - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, this afternoon we're now $4,405 out of $4,500! - Stephen Mack
Woot, goal made! - Stephen Mack
Yay! - vicster.
When I see the post for the picture, all I can think of is the Matterhorn Game from the Price is Right: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Jason Huebel
And I yodel my little heart out. - Jason Huebel
Bruce Lewis
What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Fast Company | Business + Innovation - http://www.fastcompany.com/3025957...
What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
""Those who had exercised during the preceding month but not on the day of testing generally did better on the memory test than those who had been sedentary, but did not perform nearly as well as those who had worked out that morning."" - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Interesting! - Son of Groucho
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances - http://louisgray.com/live...
louisgray.com: FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances
I found this fake comment I made 1 year and 1 day ago quite ironic at this point. (Reminded by Susan Beebe's thread) - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
"Robert Scoble joins every network but this one." BUT I kept pushing... and here we are. :-) - Louis Gray
Louis - Wow, your pushing WORKED in a big way...Mike must hate you by now! - of course I love you for that :) - Susan Beebe
Here's the post in my thread Louis is referring to -----> http://friendfeed.com/e... - Susan Beebe
It took me 1.5-years to get RSS after Dave Winer first showed it to me. So, I am getting faster. Took me just a few months to get friendfeed. Glad you kept after me. - Robert Scoble
So how do I access it? <---I take that back. Didn't realize what I was looking at when I went to the site. - Mattie Kenny
Bring back Festivus Feed! - Shawn Farner
Yeah do it! :) - Susan Beebe
My favorite grievance: http://friendfeed.com/e... - Louis Gray
Robert, now we just need to get you to understand auto-follow (the SocialToo way) ;-) - Jesse Stay
LOVE! - David Cook
Josh: it was a seasonal thing last year at this time, so it is no longer possible. We may have to bring it back by popular demand, but for now the entries you see are all from last year. - Bret Taylor
Bret - bring back those cute little red icons next to the FF posts! easy seasonal "flair" feature! - Susan Beebe
and here we are... - Jesse Stay
Jesse I want to like this, but I already liked it in 2008! - Eric Florenzano
Whoa. How did I NOT like this in 2008. Weird. - Lisa L. Seifert
The comments about this on Facebook are illuminating. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Robert Scoble, joins, then leaves, every network, including this one. - Laura Norvig
What Laura said. - Louis Gray
Happy Festivus, everyone. - DGentry
People who revive dead threads. - Bruce Lewis
Louis Gray
Stephen and I are walking all day today! We just passed 4k Fitbit steps and have 96k to go! #fitbit100k
Good luck! Stay hydrated! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
He won't let me stop for coffee :( Meanie - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Want me to bring you coffee? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Yvonne, I have a thermos full! He just won't let me stop to drink it :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
what I've heard about this Louis character on here indicates he is not a nice person. no sleep and no coffee? nonsense! also, GO STEPHEN! RAH RAH SIS BOOM! - t-ra needs this place
16k steps down! Doing very well. You can help sponsor us at https://www.firstgiving.com/fundrai... - Louis Gray from Android
They're more than halfway! - Bruce Lewis
Almost done! - bentley
96,317! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We made it! 100k! We are both so sore and tired, but we managed. - Louis Gray
Congratulations! ^_^ - Farzad
t-ra needs this place
A musician friend in this band is Cuban, and every time he sees me he says 'hola mami' and kisses my cheek, and every time it makes my heart feel full for a second. Not many people in my life do that anymore.
And he sang Feliz Navidad. Por supuesto. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Claro que si. - Marie
¡Hola mami! *besito* - Bruce Lewis
Johnny
Last night I learnt that Americans don't usually like sauce on their steak... Or butter the bread in a sandwich... Is this true?
Yes to both - for me, anyway. Had quite a shock learning what a bacon butty was. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
So if I made a tomato sandwich (white buttered bread with sliced tomato and a little salt) would this get me weird looks? - Johnny from iPhone
i make tomato sandwiches like that with mayonnaise instead of butter. - kendrak
If the steak is a really good cut of meat, and it's cooked & seasoned properly, then I won't use any sauce. But I have a hard time believing Americans don't like sauce on their steak - what's your definition of sauce? Barbecue, Worcestershire sauce, or...? As for buttering the bread in a sandwich, I don't know that you'd get weird looks, but you might if you buttered your bread then added another condiment, such as mayonnaise. - Corinne L
Do you aussies have miracle whip for meat and cheese sandwiches? - Joe
Corinne... I do. Bread and butter is the base then stuff like mayo gets added on. Joe, no. - Johnny from iPhone
The steak thing doesn't sound right to me, at least for the south and midwest. It's pretty rare to not see someone putting A1, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, or somesuch on their steak, if it comes without a sauce. Also, you do your sandwiches like Uli does. But no, I don't know any Americans who use butter as the base. We tend to start with mayo, mustard, ketchup, and/or pickle relish, depending on the sandwich. - Kirsten
We usually use just mayo by itself - either one provides a good fat barrier (so the bread doesn't get soggy from other ingredients.) The sauce thing isn't uncommon, but it doesn't feel like something everyone does one way or the other. I prefer it without in most cases, but like it sometimes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Depends on the cut. I like some A1 or worcester sauce on sirloin. Mayo and mustard for sandwiches. - Rodfather
Don't tell anyone else, but I like to put ketchup (or catsup) on my steak. - Joe
Most sandwich places will put in butter only if you ask for it. - Bruce Lewis
A sandwich is a butter delivery system. No butter and it's not a proper sandwich! - Heleninstitches #teamff
Oh see, Helen, that's butter-bread (as it's called in my family, at least). A snack, sure. But not a sandwich. - Kirsten
Buttered bread for sandwiches: Rare, I think (certainly not for me--horseradish sauce or chipotle, depending on the meat). Sauce on steaks: All over the place, but the better the steak, the less likely the sauce, at least for me. - walt crawford
My ex-husband was a butter-then-mayo sandwich person until I said to him, "do you realize you're adding a lot of calories doing it that way?" Never crossed his mind because it was the way he was raised (he was from central Pennsylvania & his mom was Pennsylvania Dutch, which may have had a lot to do with it). - Corinne L
I don't generally put butter on sandwiches (unless it's the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich). Usually it's mustard or the like, depending on the other sandwich contents. I don't generally have sauce with steak unless the steak is really dry or tough. I will eat butter on toast or on bread that I eat alongside a meal. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm convinced that this is why a true Aussie restaurant/cafe in the States wouldn't work. There are tiny fundamentals that would shock a lot of folks but the culture isn't exotic enough for people to embrace it. - Johnny
my mom used to put butter underneath the mayo but then she started worrying even more about dad's health. <threadjack> had a "club" sandwich in UAE in a British bar. so not what I had in mind. It was weird and disappointing. - Christina Pikas
A bacon-based sandwich in the UAE? - Johnny
Johnny, I think you could have an authentic cafe, but not a chain restaurant. Those, by nature, smooth out the edges of any cuisine (even American dishes) so it isn't quite what it started as. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh yeah there and Bahrain - not really observant. when I was there. - Christina Pikas
What Jenn said. Americans love to claim they have had authentic [insert cuisine type here] at some obscure restaurant. - Corinne L
I now butter my sandwiches but that's because I'm attached to someone of British extraction. - Sarah from iPhone
I just looked up the menu for Outback Steakhouse. I literally can't. - Johnny
Oh, yeah. I can't imagine that's anyone's native cuisine. - Jennifer Dittrich
No bloomin onion? - Joe
No. - Johnny
Heh. I never really thought of Outback as a place to eat Australian cuisine. It's just where they give you a fat piece of steak and a huge gob of mashed potatoes. - Rodfather
The fact they have opened Outback Steakhouses here in Australia should tell you all you need to know ;) - Johnny
Heh, totally reminds me of the random Taco Bell restaurants you see in Mexico. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm a mustard-only person when it comes to sandwiches, though as a child, my favorite sandwich was peanut butter and butter. When it comes to steaks - I guess I'd have to ask what your definition of steak sauce is. Are you talking like a brown sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or do you mean something like bordelaise or au poivre? Because depending on the type of cuisine under which I'm ordering my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I tend to marinade my steaks so they don't usually call for any sauce after the fact. But I haven't heard of buttering the bread of a sandwich...might have to try that >.> - Chris Topher
I might also clarify, it's only a small amount of butter. More like a scraping than a thick layer ala mayo - Johnny
I'm beginning to be a fan of rub. I used this stuff on some filet mignon and it was awesome. http://store.tomdouglas.com/mushroo... - Rodfather
#random The closest I got to Miracle Whip in London was "salad cream," but it's not the same. I do love me some HP Sauce, though. - LB needs a hero! from Android
My favourite steak sauces are chilli and lime, mushroom, blue cheese, sweet chilli, creamy pepper sauce and sometimes sweet caramelised onion. If I have a good piece of steak then I tend to go plain but a good balanced sauce in combination with the sides can bring up the whole plate. - Johnny
OK so you're talking proper sauces and not just bottled crap made by Heinz. :D This is why I love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
We have that too, but that's usually only used on the cheap cuts that end up on steak sangas or at BBQs on plastic plates :) - Johnny
I still love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
Caramelized onion? Oh, yes! - LB needs a hero! from Android
I never heard of butter and mayo together on a sandwich until this one time in Canada. I got off the 401 at a small town somewhere between Toronto and Detroit, found a small sandwich shop, and ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. She took a slice of bread, spread something pale colored on it, then asked me if I wanted mayo. !!! I'm thinking, that wasn't mayo? So I said yes, and then she added mayo on top on what turned out to be butter. - bentley
(silently judges Joe for the ketchup thing) - Marie
I put a patty of butter on my steaks as I grill them. I like sauce on my steak too but then I'm sorta addicted to mashed potatoes and gravy so its more collateral. #gravyoneverythng Butter with mayo is just weird. Butter or mayo slathered on heavy and thick.... #okaymaybeitsjustme - WarLord
I need Melly in on this thread #Alone - Johnny
Butter on a sandwich brings back some middle school memories from when I lived with my mother. She would pack me lunches of salami & cheese sandwiches with butter instead of some other normal type of condiment on it, because she doesn't like mayo or mustard and refuses to buy any. - April Russo (FForever!)
No to either one for me. Why ruin a good steak with sauce of any kind? People in this part of the country (Southeastern Pennsylvania) often butter their bread for sandwiches if they are from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. - Friar Will
Butter on sandwiches is reserved for necessity (PB&J, needs it to help reduce the tacky starchness of the peanut butter and you can't do a proper Grilled Cheese without using butter to fry it), otherwise not really. Sauces, sometimes if the meat isn't great or wasn't already seasoned well, which could be with chili and lime or a good pepper baste. Caramelized onions don't count as a sauce. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Cubano sandwiches need butter on them. - Steven Perez
Growing up, the only sandwiches I had with butter were tuna fish with diced pickles. Random, I know. I used A1 on steaks until I learned that it's a waste of a good piece of steak to sully it with steak sauce. I've had a few proper sauces on steak that were pretty good. The norm at steak houses in the US is to get a "plain" steak (marinated and seasoned) and have a few bottles of steak... more... - Jenny H. from Android
"Bread with stuff on it" is still one of the best phrases ever. :D Also - an excellent use for A1 sauce? Tater tots. Yes, I'm a heathen but I'm totally down with it. (C'mon, I'm the person who once stored their russet potatoes in the ice chest while camping; I've earned the right to be a potato heathen!) - Hookuh Tinypants
Depends on the quality of the steak. A good quality well cooked steak needs sauce like Dolly Parton needs stocking stuffers. - Todd Hoff
Bruce Lewis
REI: Fitbit Surge GPS Watch + Heart Rate Monitor - http://www.rei.com/product...
REI: Fitbit Surge GPS Watch + Heart Rate Monitor
I hear they actually have them in stock now. - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
I just walked 10,000 steps and got a badge. Hurrah! http://www.fitbit.com/user... #Fitstats
I just walked 10,000 steps and got a badge. Hurrah! http://www.fitbit.com/user/253ZNF #Fitstats
What was the occasion? - Bruce Lewis
I climbed a mountain. :) - Steven Perez
and I turned around? And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills? - Steve C, Team Marina
I tried to make it snow, but all I got was something called a "Pineapple Express". - Steven Perez
Bruce Lewis
Sunset over Fort Point Channel - http://ourdoings.com/brlewis...
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Fitbit Boston has a nice view. - Bruce Lewis
Stephen Mack
Homework time. My daughter Sophie has a question and needs 10 yes or no answers. Her question is, "Do you like pizza?"
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(Gah, sideways.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. - Katy S
Yes - Meg VMeg from Android
Yes! - vicster.
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. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Stephen Mack
Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
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Yeah, I'm thinking of adding 'on hiatus' to my display name and taking it easy for a while. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
You guys are making me cry inside. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Alex, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Mr. STEPHEN MACK, Thank you for your query. Someone will respond within ONE to THREE years. Love, FriendFeedFaceBook - Just another Bubba
Take pictures while you're away so we can catch up later. - Bruce Lewis
Setting aside me being silly: @Kevin, always a good idea to take a break and refresh later. Makes sense to add "on hiatus." I'd do that, but I know as soon as I did that then I'd probably feel foolish when I spend an hour reading/liking/commenting the next day. @Alex: Don't cry! I'm not abandoning FriendFeed, and I'm certainly not using any other social media service more. My twitter and facebook usage is zero. @Bubba: That made me chortle. @Bruce: Will do! - Stephen Mack
I love the @ sign. So visually striking. @@: Where's my at at? And my AT-AT? (Please to reference http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack
@Cristo, yes, I'm very hard at work on that. Although if I coded it, we'd all be in a lot of trouble. - Stephen Mack
4-year bump! What was true in December then is true now. FF, I haven't abandoned you, but it's just a very busy time of year for me. - Stephen Mack
We'll be here when you return. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. - Spidra Webster
Never leave us! - Louis Gray
Not leaving! Still reading! Just not much room to spend much time here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bruce Lewis
Jessica and I enjoyed an exhibit at Faneuil Hall that included reproductions and original works created from legos, using only the colors lego bricks come in. It was impressive. - Bruce Lewis
Fitbit Fans
Here's some good news on a cold day: Fitbit Charge (Black) is now in stock & shipping! Order: https://store.fitbit.com/charge... https://twitter.com/fitbit...
Now available in lots of countries, not just U.S. and Canada. - Bruce Lewis
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: Our Smartphones Have Surpassed Their Role as Computers In Our Pockets - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
louisgray.com: Our Smartphones Have Surpassed Their Role as Computers In Our Pockets
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"The prevailing mantra holds that as our phones become increasingly smart and constantly connected, that we're walking around with the equivalent of computers in our pocket. These intelligent devices can do practically everything their PC predecessors could, from email and web browsing to document sharing and creation, music and photos, and any application you can think of. In fact, I'd argue that we're not only seeing people spend more hours with their mobile devices than traditional PCs, they're more functional as well - as the smartphone has surpassed the PC. Ever try taking photos with your iMac? It's tough." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Your phone wants to kill you. ~Amy Pohler - Eric - Final Countdown from iPhone
Was this prompted by being asked where you got that graph, when it was from Fitbit's web site? It struck me how phone-centric we are these days. - Bruce Lewis
@Bruce it wasn't prompted by Stephen's asking about the Web version. I've been thinking about this for a few weeks, as I was using my phone and then put it down to pick up the laptop, and started thinking about all of this. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
FF Team, how come you can't find your Twitter friends on the service any longer? Is this due to Twitter changes? Are there plans to restore it? Thanks.
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yes, this. - holly #ravingfangirl
If you put &source=twitterandroid at the end of the REST request, I bet they can punch through any of twitter's API changes. - Andy Bakun
did not the twitter API change some time ago ? - Peter Dawson
Yes and yes. - Benjamin Golub
thanks Louis this is a huge loss to the service you provide guys. Find your friends › Find Twitter friends Finding your Twitter friends We could not find your Twitter friends. - Thomas Power
This has been fixed. - Benjamin Golub
Something fixed on FriendFeed? Hmmm... - Cliff Gerrish
right on. thanks again, Ben! :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd be happy if I could get my Twitter to import again. Has not for... months. - Alix May
Yes Cliff, things do get fixed here. Not always as quickly as we'd like, but that's universal. - Bruce Lewis
Ben is awesome, of course. Thank you sir. - Louis Gray
Things get fixed but no new features will be added. - Akiva
something wrong with ff. - Tayfun Yaşar
Ben: keeper of the flame. - Laura Norvig
Thanks Louis this really does need fixing FF is the only place that aggregates twitter feeds well - Thomas Power
Fantastic Ben, Louis thank you so much. - Thomas Power
Bipolar owl: I'm sorry you feel that way. I actually did commit a change that fixes this and a few weeks ago another change that fixed adding Twitter accounts. Unfortunately both fixes are for public Twitter accounts only. It looks like you have a private account. Stay tuned! - Benjamin Golub
Thanks for the fixes and the great attitude Ben. I imagine there isn't a huge incentive to continue to patch things around here, but it's clearly a great product and people are still passionate about it. Rock on, dude. - John
This is broken again. - Fedge No
The Other Yvonne
I'm really disappointed that Active Minutes have been removed from the FitBit Force display. They're SUPPOSED to show up on the app's Dashboard, but I'm not seeing it there either. :-/
Any news on this? I can't imagine they'd remove that stat permanently on purpose. - Bruce Lewis
Mine is there. - Jenny
I have iOS 7. Is that why it's missing? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmm, I didn't notice it was missing from mine until you said something. - Stephen Mack
Mine's still on fitbit.com and the Fitbit app, though. - Stephen Mack
Weird. It's on my app now. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I think it got removed with that firmware update last week. - Stephen Mack
I know the firmware update removed it from the Force, but it was missing from my app until just earlier today. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Bizarre. - Stephen Mack
I see it on the dashboard on my Android, but I have a One, so maybe that is why? - Holly's favorite Anna from FFHound(roid)!
Louis Gray
I was going to be over 20,000 steps each day last week, but I stayed home Friday to hand out Halloween candy. If only I'd walked the kids instead...
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Close, but no bubblegum cigar. - Spidra Webster
Congrats you won all the leftover candy! - Steve C, Team Marina
I have been consuming the leftover candy... - Louis Gray
Broke 40k steps today and 20 miles too! (And went to work) - Louis Gray
Wow! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How are you stepping? - Sean McBride
# stepping types -- all of the below: with or without ankle, wrist and/or body weights 1. elliptical machine 2. jogging 3. jogging in place 4. marching 5. marching in place 6. running 7. running in place 8. stairs (brisk) 9. stairs (normal) 10. treadmill 11. walking (brisk) 12. walking (normal) 13. walking in place (brisk) 14. walking in place (normal) - Sean McBride
Sean: You left off 15. strolling, 16. strolling (brisk), 17. meandering, 18. meandering (structured), 19. crab walking, 20. sprinting, 21. sprinting (frisky), 22. skipping. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Very good (but don't forget Monty Python funny walks) -- the rate of calories burned for all these movements can be calculated with some precision. (I do all my workouts these days with kettlebells -- they provide the most bang for time expended -- for both cardio and strength.) - Sean McBride
13 is close enough. And Bruce has all my data. - Louis Gray
(Because we're Fitbit friends) - Bruce Lewis from Android
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