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"Mole-skeen" or "Mall-uh-skeen"? How do you say Moleskine?
Morocco Mole Skin - Me
Mo-lay-skeen-nee. I think that is the correct pronunciation. - Friar Will
Thought it was muh LESS kin. But I've never heard it said aloud. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I thought it was Mole Skin. Artist friend says Mole Skeen. - bentley
iPad :) - Heisenberg
Mo-luh-skee-nay. But as far as Moleskine themselves are concerned, they say there is no correct pronunciation. - Hookuh Tinypants
WE'RE ALL SAYING IT CORRECTLY <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Lmaoooo Laura - Monique Judge from Android
mole skin - maʀtha
This video has two pronunciations... How To Pronounce Moleskine: I've only heard it as 'mole skin' at art school. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mole-skeen-uh and I'm pleased to see that I'm pronouncing it correctly. :P - Jenny H. from Android
Steve and 4 other people
Tankless Water Heater? Yes or No?
Maybe. We heard they don't hold up well in very hard water, which we have. We opted for a high efficiency tank model that lets us vent out the side of the house via PVC, which saved us a lot on installation costs compared to running a flue up to the attic. - Brian Johns
Also, that 50 gallons of fresh water is part of my earthquake survival plan. - Brian Johns
Yes. I love mine. Takes a while to heat up in the shower, but it will run for ever. - Me
yes. - Lnorigb
Word of mouth around here is mixed. Have heard reliability and maintenance can be a bigger headache. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I've had both and I'm ambivalent. I never have a blazing urge to have hot water NOW NOW NOW, and I don't use hot water long enough for capacity to be an issue either. It really all depends on your needs and your budget. - Hookuh Tinypants
Unofficial CS 183B mp3s -
"Here is where you can get mp3s of YC and Stanford’s awesome CS 183B course “How to Start a Startup”. This content was created in partnership between Y Combinator and Stanford and all rights belong to them.   Our team at BlueLight thought it would be valuable to have this amazing content available in audio format as well.  So we went ahead and did it.  If there any issues with this, please contact me (Preet)." - Me from Bookmarklet
How Does Google Handle IT for Its Workers? Ask CIO Ben Fried - WSJ - WSJ -
How Does Google Handle IT for Its Workers? Ask CIO Ben Fried - WSJ - WSJ
"Many chief information officers find themselves in the role of technology evangelist, raising awareness of the value of information technology among skeptical leaders at the executive and board level. But what if you work at Google Inc. and your CEO is Google co-founder Larry Page ? It’s no surprise that Google CIO Ben Fried ’s experience is probably a lot different than that of most of his peers. Mr. Fried, who joined Google six years ago after 13 years at Morgan Stanley, leads IT at a company where no one needs to be convinced about the value of the cloud, and where choice in the use of technology has been enshrined for years. Most businesses are headed in that direction—Google just got there sooner. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Fried spoke about the link between technology and company culture." - Me from Bookmarklet
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Phant storage -
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Phant storage
Totally expect some company to steal this name in the next few years. - Me from Bookmarklet
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email -
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email
"A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular email service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that email is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work. The result is Inbox, a new product that Google says is a smarter way to sort email. It's rolling out Wednesday by invitation only. "We want this to be your inbox for the next 10 years," Alex Gawley, product director of Gmail and Inbox, said in an interview. For a technology that everyone loves to hate, email is stubbornly popular." - Me from Bookmarklet
I'm excited by the continuing evolution of email. - Kevin Fox
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing -
Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions - Boing Boing
""How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." "But he still could have been alive, nevertheless?" "Yes, it is possible he could still have been alive and practicing law."" - Me from Bookmarklet
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown | -
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
Evil Vinyl – Halloween Countdown |
"In celebration of the most EVIL month of the year, the latest Vinyls have a rather appropriate theme…" - Me from Bookmarklet
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate -
Golden Gate Bridge considers charging bicyclists, pedestrians - SFGate
"Expect to see a sea of spandex filling the usually staid chambers of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District on Friday when directors consider charging a toll for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the landmark bridge. And don’t expect those bodies in spandex to be very pleased. “Really? I think that’s stupid,” said Joanna Del Mundo, 26, a nurse from Fremont who was wearing a Giants jersey and walking on the bridge Tuesday. “I mean, it’s a public bridge, a public sidewalk. I think it would hurt some people’s access to the bridge.” Bicyclists, many of whom commute daily across the bridge, are likely to show up in force as the 19-member Board of Directors contemplates a financial strategy that includes evaluating the possibility of charging cyclists and walkers to use the sidewalks. Cyclists, including members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, have battled the notion of bike tolls before, and are likely to do so again. “We expect it to be a very vocal... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Hmm. How that deficit happen in the first place? How is $5 per car not enough to pay for the bridge's expenses? As vehicles, bikes are certainly something to look toward putting a toll on but I think I agree with SFBC that with things the way they are, you don't want to deter people from adopting a smog-free vehicle commute. - Spidra Webster
That's crazy. I would think that would backfire and just encourage more people to get back in their cars creating more traffic. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post -
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - The Washington Post
"Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93." - Me from Bookmarklet
ACK! I'm now addicted to Civilization V
Yet another Civilization is coming out this week? AHHH!!!! - Me
Stephan #TeamMarina
Sometimes it feels like the outsourced IT folks get paid by the number of follow up questions asked. Actually reading emails must not pay nearly as well.
This contrasts with our offshore team who ask no questions ever, not even amongst themselves according to some of our staff who've paid a visit; they sit in absolute silence, doing the work they're paid poorly for, and doing it poorly too. So poorly that it drives the rest of us insane and leads to a lot of instructions to do things again but the bosses know best and they know they can... more... - Mark H
Better to ask then not ask. - Me
This company goes through a lot of people so you are always dealing with inexperienced people. I let this issue simmer on purpose; I have been unable to connect to one of our remote systems for two weeks. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit | Popehat -
Gamer Gate: Three Stages to Obit | Popehat
"GamerGate is, however, a small battle in a thousand year war. The Blue team is neither entirely sympathetic nor entirely unsympathetic. The Red team is neither entirely sympathetic nor entirely unsympathetic. However, the Blue team is ascendant, and it's a valid question as to whether it wants a peaceful rise. It's not crazy to note that Blue Team has used policies that arrest, deport, and kill "thought leaders" from Red Team on occasion (in Ireland, in France, in Mexico, in Germany, in Russia, and so forth) and to note that the ascendant Bright majority today is happy to talk about imprisoning or killing people who disagree with their conclusions on, say, global warming. Sure, the slickly produced videos of AGW deniers being exploded for their thought-crimes are meant as a light hearted joke, but many a truth is spoken in jest. All things being equal, I'd prefer to live in one of Conquest's "civic" cultures, and not one of his "despotic" cultures. But if I'm forced to live in one of the latter, then it behooves me to play a game of realpolitik and back the weaker side." - Me from Bookmarklet
Interesting post to say the least. Will have to watch some more as the sides play it out. - Me
Steven Perez
The thought that sex is just man, woman, penetration is very limiting … to everybody. -
Don't complicate that for people... they can't handle complications or differences.. or thinking... thinking hard.. - Me
Now I am thinking about getting a tablet...
NOT an iPad. - Julian
I've got an LG we picked up cheap when Uli got his new phone. Really like it. Admittedly, I mostly use it for games, reading, and social stuff; no clue how it would do for anything more complex. - Kirsten
we have a Kindle Fire HD. it was free. no real complaints. - Big Joe Silence
We continue to like our Kindle Fire HD 8.9, but now you'd want the HDX 8.9, which is apparently powerful enough to be a decent general-purpose tablet (and has phenomenal resolution). But it's still Amazon-tuned, running a customized Android, which may be an issue. - Walt Crawford
I wonder if I can still get a Nexus 7, now that the Nexus 9 has been announced. - Julian
I'm looking to replace my Nexus 7, Julian. I really liked it. - MoTO: Team Marina
My dad picked up a new Nexus 7 last week, to replace his 1st-gen Nexus 7. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I love my Dell Venue 7. - Corinne L
This might actually happen today, thanks to Micro Center. I will update on this soon. - Julian
You can still get a Nexus 7 from Amazon - Me
Also I suggest what Walt suggested as well, especially if you live in the Amazon world and have kids (There is a feature for kid time and such that is not standard on others.) I use my Fire HD for when watching tv and such along with some games. - Me
Just got an amazing steal on a Nexus 7 at my local Micro Center. I almost bought two. The second would have been the 2012 model, but they didn't have any (and I would have happily taken a refurb). - Julian from YouFeed
My wife is also on her 2nd Nexus 7. - Bruce Lewis
Just a suggestion, but I love this case for my nexus 7 - Me
I'm liking my Surface 2 very much the current Surface is a 3 - WarLord
I did choose a case in the store. One can always change cases... - Julian
Me being me, of course I already have Ubuntu installed. - Julian
Bryan Cranston responds to petition against Breaking Bad toys - Boing Boing -
"@BryanCranston "Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest" - Me from Bookmarklet
R.I.P. Gerard Parkes, Doc from Fraggle Rock · Newswire · The A.V. Club -
R.I.P. Gerard Parkes, Doc from Fraggle Rock · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"The Wrap is reporting the death of Gerard Parkes, best known for playing the gruff yet lovable Doc, the only human character on Fraggle Rock, as well as the gruff yet not as lovable Doc, the Tourette’s-afflicted bartender in The Boondock Saints. Parkes died just a few days after his 90th birthday, in his hometown of Toronto." - Me from Bookmarklet
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
I'm not buying any unless they're Fair Trade. :-) - bentley
Gender's just a social construct anyway. - Kirsten
Needs kale. - Catherine Pellegrino
don't you know sugar is poison? - Jenica
What about frosting? - Joe
Who said there was sugar in those? I'm sure it's agave nectar. - Catherine Pellegrino
I wonder if they're gluten-free. - Kirsten
you people complete me. - Big Joe Silence
THESE HUMANO-CENTRIC EMPTY CALORIES ARE EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY. Also, $2.50 seems outrageous. I normally pay no more than $1.75 for my genderless gingerbread figures. Also, do these have nuts? I'm allergic. - Stephen Mack
I'll wait till they have ginger free version. - Me
Stephen, they're genderless. No nuts. - bentley
*rimshot* - Big Joe Silence
ahahahaha! sorry, i need caps to emphasize how ridiculous this is: AHAHAHAHAHA! - grizabella
Google Online Security Blog: Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key -
Google Online Security Blog: Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key
"2-Step Verification offers a strong extra layer of protection for Google Accounts. Once enabled, you’re asked for a verification code from your phone in addition to your password, to prove that it’s really you signing in from an unfamiliar device. Hackers usually work from afar, so this second factor makes it much harder for a hacker who has your password to access your account, since they don’t have your phone. Today we’re adding even stronger protection for particularly security-sensitive individuals. Security Key is a physical USB second factor that only works after verifying the login site is truly a Google website, not a fake site pretending to be Google. Rather than typing a code, just insert Security Key into your computer’s USB port and tap it when prompted in Chrome. When you sign into your Google Account using Chrome and Security Key, you can be sure that the cryptographic signature cannot be phished." - Me from Bookmarklet
Only works on Chrome browsers though. :( That sucks for people that use other browsers. - Me
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code -
Killer Aliens Are Pretty Darn Scary in Virtual Reality (Videos) | Re/code
"Videos of people reacting to horror videogames are a dime a dozen in the world of “Let’s Play” videos online — because, let’s be honest, watching people get scared is pretty funny. This week, though, the genre got kicked up a notch thanks to virtual reality. Videos of people wearing the Oculus Rift while playing the new game Alien: Isolation, based on Ridley Scott’s 1979 film “Alien,” have begun to pop up on YouTube. How is this possible, you might ask, when a consumer launch date for the Rift hasn’t even been announced? Officially, it isn’t. Alien: Isolation’s developers, a British studio called Creative Assembly, demoed a small portion of the game at the Oculus booth at this year’s E3 gaming expo, to much acclaim. At the time, though, they said this was just a proof of concept and that the game would not launch with Oculus support. In the end, it appears the whole game is playable in virtual reality, requiring only a small and easy change to one file in the folder for the PC... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ -
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ
"LOS ANGELES—Nearly 1,000 federal and local law-enforcement agents swept into the Fashion District here on Wednesday morning as part of a long-running investigation into alleged money laundering for Mexican drug cartels. Nine people were arrested and $65 million was seized in the raid, part of a probe called Operation Fashion Police, federal officials said. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, garment businesses allegedly aided the cartels in getting proceeds from drug sales in the U.S. back into Mexico. In one case, owners of a business allegedly laundered money as ransom payment for a cocaine-dealing relative who was held hostage and tortured at a ranch in Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel." - Me from Bookmarklet
That explains all the federal cars we saw yesterday. - Anika
I just heard about this yesterday! - Andrew C (✔)
Andy Bakun
Is there a video game where you can unlock the Urban Assault Vehicle from Stripes?
Is there a video game where you can unlock the Urban Assault Vehicle from Stripes?
If so, does it come with the spatula? - Me
They need this in #Keene #pumpkinfest - WarLord
Poor Mike Rowe has turned into Huell Howser.
I loved Huell Howser. - Rodfather from Android
HehA tribute to Huell Howser of California's Gold: - Rodfather from Android
But also Gordon Jump. - Spidra Webster
Caaaaaalifwornia's Gowld - Steve and 4 other people
Now that's an avocado-eating dog. - bentley
Not dissing Huell in any way. Met Huell a few times in OC with my Grandmother. He was a real nice guy. But I'm watching Mike Rowes new CNN show and he talks to the Hair museum lady just like Huell. It was a total Huell Howser moment. - Me
I remember thinking some startups were cool. Are there any cool startups anymore?
Perlstein Lab "Perlstein Lab is a public benefit corporation for precision orphan disease drug discovery." - Spidra Webster
Um, that is probably a great cause. But not what I was thinking as cool. - Heisenberg
Met one today that is doing some pretty cool things. - Me
CW, sounds great. You don't need to provide so much detail though. - Heisenberg
Didn't think I needed to. :) - Me
I believe in the future, coding won’t just be something hackers do to create apps. It will be what humans do to interact with the world.
What about those of us that don't code? - Me
In the future robots with abiologic sentience will be the coders, the only coders... Talking about "coders" will become like discussing the flagman who walked ahead of early automobiles to warn the horses..... - WarLord
PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price | 9to5Mac -
PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price | 9to5Mac
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"Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The new machine houses four memory slots." - Me from Bookmarklet
Fix Mac OS X Yosemite -
"What does this fix? This script modifies the current user's Spotlight preferences, disabling sharing of Spotlight searches with Apple. Spotlight isn't the only OS X feature that unnecessarily phones home! Help us find and fix them all." - Me from Bookmarklet
hmm.. - Me
Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000 | Ars Technica -
Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000 | Ars Technica
"Kickstarter removed a fundraiser for a popular Tor-based router project on Friday afternoon. The Anonabox, which was created by August Germar, of Chico, California, aimed to be an “open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor.” Its fundraising goal was $7,500, and in five days, it raised $585,549 from nearly 9,000 backers—including three Ars editors. Germar told Ars that he was not aware that it had been suspended until Ars forwarded him an e-mail from Kickstarter outlining the possible reasons why it could have been cancelled. In recent days, many Kickstarter commenters pointed out notable flaws in the project, including the fact that Germar claimed to have made the hardware on his own—other commenters found links on other sites that show nearly-identical devices." - Me from Bookmarklet
Errata Security: FBI's crypto doublethink -
"Recently, FBI Director James Comey gave a speech at the Brookings Institute decrying crypto. It was transparently Orwellian, arguing for a police-state. In this post, I'll demonstrate why, quoting bits of the speech. "the FBI has a sworn duty to keep every American safe from crime and terrorism" "The people of the FBI are sworn to protect both security and liberty" This is not true. The FBI's oath is to "defend the Constitution". Nowhere in the oath does it say "protect security" or "keep people safe". This detail is important. Tyrants suppress civil liberties in the name of national security and public safety. This oath taken by FBI agents, military personnel, and the even the president, is designed to prevent such tyrannies. Comey repeatedly claims that FBI agents both understand their duty and are committed to it. That Comey himself misunderstands his oath disproves both assertions. This reinforces our belief that FBI agents do not see their duty as protecting our rights, but instead see rights as an impediment in pursuit of some other duty." - Me from Bookmarklet
Michael Dunn sentenced to life in 'loud music' trial | MSNBC -
Michael Dunn sentenced to life in 'loud music' trial | MSNBC
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"Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on Friday for the 2012 Florida shooting death of unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis. The sentence, in what was deemed the “loud music trial,” also carries an additional 90 years for three previous convictions of attempted murder — 30 consecutive years for each count — and 15 concurrent years for firing a gun into an occupied vehicle." - Me from Bookmarklet
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