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Meg VMeg
Have you ever bought a Macbook battery off Ebay/somewhere? How did that work out for you?
The old ones that are user-replaceable without voiding the warranty? I used to buy them all the time from MacMall and MacConnection: no problems. Haven't bought any of the aftermarket batteries when the switched to the non-user-replaceable ones, though. - Mark Trapp
intriguing... - Meg VMeg
Yes I have bought them for my old Macbook Pro with no problems. I just read reviews first and then found that model on cheapest site. - Steve C Team Marina
I would avoid used, because MacBook replaceable batteries warp, and you won't know if it's warped until you install it and your machine kernel panics. #btdt #severaltimes - RepoRat
If you need a 2007 model MBP (pre-unibody) battery let me know. I bought a replacement battery but the laptop it's in died. The battery itself is probably fine - I can meter it and see if it still seems to be in shape and if so send it to you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Melly - #TeamMarina
I just realised I've had my oven mitts longer than I've had my husband. No wonder they're looking worse for wear. #fb
And does your husband as well? - Uli
Put them both on EBAY and see if the used mitts or the used husband goes for more. - Steve C Team Marina
Todd Hoff
When people say personal cloud, this is the image I have in my mind...
Relatively secure... - Julian
I was just telling Eivind that I feel like Pigpen before I take a shower! - Jenny H. from Android
If only we could wash away our personal clouds so easily! - Todd Hoff
Our unique 'microbial aura' travels with us wherever we go - PRI :D - Victor Ganata
Nice! - Todd Hoff
I think of the jinx guy in Lil Abner. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Spidra Webster
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever -
No One's Buying iPads Because iPads Are Forever
"Today, Apple trotted out its quarterly earnings, as public companies will do. Massive revenue! iPhone sales up! Mac sales up! iPad sales… well. Okay, so not everything was a hit. But don't confuse Apple's declining tablet sales with the vanishing of the iPad. Tablets aren't dying; they just live forever. It's not that Apple's not selling any iPads at all; it still moved 12.3 million tablets over the summer. But that's down 13 percent from a year ago, an opposite trajectory to the growth that the iPhone and Mac lines experienced in the same time. It's caused a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth among Apple observers™—what a job description!—but it doesn't mean that tablets in general or the iPad in specific are over. Here's the iPad's real growth problem: If you bought one in the last two and a half years, you have no reason buy another one. None whatsoever. Does your iPad have a Retina display? Good. You can replace it when you accidentally drop it in the toilet, and no sooner.... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I have to say I don't feel I've outgrown my iPad 2 yet. If I had a good income, I'd get a new iPad just to have something lighter with a better camera and display, but I don't feel like I've outgrown my current one. Whereas I feel the "headroom" on my old Mac laptops all the time due to software bloat for basic web browsing stuff. - Spidra Webster
I kinda feel the storage restriction because games, esp, are really big space hogs. Also, I'm envious of the more powerful CPUs and GPUs, but high production value games aren't important enough on iPad to drive me (or most people, I'd think) to upgrade. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, I've only got one game (and it's an educational one). I also don't use my iPad for massive photo storage. - Spidra Webster
Does anyone know if SF will be able to listen to the 2014 World Series with Miller, Fleming, Kruk and Kuip on the radio? It looks like ESPN and Fox might have it wrapped up so we have to listen to non-SF announcers on TV and radio.
I hope I'm wrong. - Heisenberg
This article says it is on KNBR 680, but doesn't say if it's our local announcers or ESPN announcers: - Heisenberg
Every game is on KNBR (680) regardless of tv status. That's how I'll be listening! [edit: I'm 99% sure they were the commentators on KNBR for the last two Series also. They don't get shoved out of the way.] - Brian Johns
Spidra Webster
Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now - Planned Parenthood Action Center -
Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now - Planned Parenthood Action Center
"The new Texas law imposes some of the worst targeted restrictions on abortion providers (TRAP), which place unreasonable requirements on health care centers. Here are the top three things you need to know about TRAP laws: Leaders in the anti-abortion movement have touted these laws as “safety” measures when they have nothing to do with improving the health of women — and everything to do with politics and restricting women’s access to abortion. An anti-abortion movement leader was even caught admitting that it’s about restricting access to abortion. There has been a traveling roadshow of dubious testimony in support of these laws in the courts. The medical community opposes TRAP laws because reproductive health care services are among the safest and mostly commonly sought forms of care in the United States. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show that abortion has over a 99% safety record. Leading women’s health providers confirm that abortion is safe, and that TRAP laws... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
RT @_youhadonejob: Disney hasn't grasped the concept of pirates.
disney pirates.jpg
Bluesun 2600
Shannon - GlassMistress
Fall day, pretty view, winery...WIN!
Okay, I’ve managed to create a Jerry Garcia user in Mongo, but now I need to make sure there is OpenID auth or make him log in.
Rick James, bitch. - NOT THE CRICKET
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
Jason Toney
RT @jamilsmith: Only four police shootings in the UK in the last two years. No one died. @ShaunKing wonders why we can't do better:
RT @jamilsmith: Only four police shootings in the UK in the last two years. No one died. @ShaunKing wonders why we can't do better:
Ken Morley
It's Friday, Friday, Friday!!
Those the happiest dogs ever! - bentley
Betsy +1 - Pea Bukowski from Flucso
Because he's DRIVING!! ... oh, hold on. maybe not. - Ken Morley
And they are happy happy ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Switching from Chrome to Safari for awhile. We’ll see how it goes.
When your tactics are harassment, intimidation, and silencing your opponents, it doesn’t bode well for your ideological position.
So not joining the Republican party? - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
Hazmat Worker Sees No Reason To Throw Away All This Perfectly Good Food | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
Hazmat Worker Sees No Reason To Throw Away All This Perfectly Good Food | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Sarah G.
Going offline until Monday the 27th. 🚢 Don't do anything I wouldn't do, Internet. 🐢
But... but.. that's 10 whole days. - lris
:( - Anne Bouey
Victor Ganata
The western model is broken - Guardian
"The west has lost the power to shape the world in its own image – as recent events, from Ukraine to Iraq, make all too clear. So why does it still preach the pernicious myth that every society must evolve along western lines?" - Victor Ganata
"'So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,' according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity and stability through western prescriptions." - Victor Ganata
"It almost obscures the fact that the 20th century was blighted by the same pathologies that today make the western model seem unworkable, and render its fervent advocates a bit lost. The most violent century in human history, it was hardly the best advertisement for the 'bland fanatics of western civilisation', as the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr called them at the height of the cold war, 'who regard the highly contingent achievements of our culture as the final form and norm of human existence'." - Victor Ganata
If by non-western lines is meant that women should be kept basically slaves? And what unproven pet model do they see as a replacement? - Todd Hoff
"Such diehard believers in the west’s capacity to shape global events and congratulate itself eternally were afflicted with an obsolete assumption even in 1989: that the 20th century was defined by the battles between liberal democracy and totalitarian ideologies, such as fascism and communism." - Victor Ganata
"Their obsession with a largely intra-western dispute obscured the fact that the most significant event of the 20th century was decolonisation, and the emergence of new nation-states across Asia and Africa. They barely registered the fact that liberal democracies were experienced as ruthlessly imperialist by their colonial subjects." - Victor Ganata
I don't think there is a one-size-fits-all paradigm. I think invoking non-Western barbarism is a grotesque strawman. But it seems fairly obvious that decolonized countries have been evolving over the past century or so along different paths than what the hegemonic West would prefer. - Victor Ganata
Then what does it mean Victor? It's easy to bitch, but be specific. ISIS is non-western. - Todd Hoff
Like, there are other potentially successful paradigms than cookie cutter neoliberalism that don't involve treating women as subhuman or beheading people capriciously? I think there's a lot of ideological headspace between the Third Way and ISIS. - Victor Ganata
For example? - Todd Hoff
The People's Republic of China? Not saying that we should emulate it, but I think it's ridiculous to claim they're doomed to failure if they don't adopt neoliberal norms. - Victor Ganata
Any non-war torn former colonial possession on any continent, really. - Victor Ganata
Not to say that these other paradigms don't have significant problems either, but to claim there's only one right way to build a successful nation-state seems prima facie absurd. - Victor Ganata
I mean, I don't think it's a stretch to say any form of ideological fundamentalism—whether religious fanaticism and extremism or strict adherence to the tenets of neoliberalism—that is increasingly at odds with in-real-world events is not going to do very well. - Victor Ganata
So you are advocating a system that doesn't recognize individual rights and freedoms? That's your alternative? Wow. - Todd Hoff
"But then western ideologues during the cold war absurdly prettified the rise of the 'democratic' west. The long struggle against communism, which claimed superior moral virtue, required many expedient feints. And so the centuries of civil war, imperial conquest, brutal exploitation, and genocide were suppressed in accounts that showed how westerners made the modern world, and became with their liberal democracies the superior people everyone else ought to catch up with." - Victor Ganata
Where did I advocate that, Todd? - Victor Ganata
China - Todd Hoff
Is it really too much to demand that the West acknowledge that colonialism and imperialism was pretty fucked up? - Victor Ganata
Great, it was fucked up. Now what? - Todd Hoff
Like I said, I don't think we should emulate it. But I don't think it's doomed to failure simply because they're not following neoliberal prescriptions. - Victor Ganata
Maybe advocate a paradigm that doesn't require centuries of slavery, colonialism, and imperialism to attain "success"? I don't know. - Victor Ganata
Not doomed to failure is hardly a prescription for emulation. And if individuals don't have rights or some of those other pesky western ideals, then yah, that's a failure to me. - Todd Hoff
For example? - Todd Hoff
A paradigm that doesn't require widespread displacement or genocide of indigenous people in order to exploit natural resources and sell them for massive profit on the free market? - Victor Ganata
For example? - Todd Hoff
Well, there are a lot of governments that do honor the rights of the indigenous and try to make reparations and governments that have strict environmental protections. This usually doesn't sit too well with the multinational corporations that run things, though. - Victor Ganata
I mean, let's not pretend we live in world where everyone in the hegemonic West agrees that slavery, genocide, colonialism, and imperialism are evil. The thrust of this opinion piece is that most people in the West believe neoliberalism is great, and doing anything that deviates from its tenets means you are doing it very wrong and you are very stupid. - Victor Ganata
"Thus the editors of the Economist elide in The Fourth Revolution the history of mass slaughter in the west itself that led to the modern nation-state: the religious wars of the 17th century, the terror of French revolutions, the Napoleonic wars, the Franco-Prussian war and the wars of Italian unification, among others." - Victor Ganata
"Mainstream Anglo-American writers who vend popular explanations of how the west made the modern world veer between intellectual equivocation and insouciance about the west’s comparative advantage of colonialism, slavery and indentured labour." - Victor Ganata
"But obscuring the monstrous costs of the west’s own 'progress' destroys any possibility of explaining the proliferation of large-scale violence in the world today, let along finding a way to contain it." - Victor Ganata
The reason we have laws is precisely because such a system does not require everyone believe X. If that is your requirement then you have few system options. So again, give me an alternative? We have several thousand years of philosophy and practice in the are of political systems. If there's something better it would be great to here about it. But I suspect by better they simply mean it behaves in the way we prefer, so it's less messy, and we don't like messy. - Todd Hoff
So far, the thesis of the opinion piece is that most people—Westerners and non-Westerners aspiring to Western ideals—don't particularly know or care about the centuries of atrocities committed in the name of neoliberal progress. But without the centuries of unjust exploitation that fueled the economic prosperity of the West, I'm not sure neoliberalism really works all that well. - Victor Ganata
The 20th century paradigm of "installing" democracy and free markets seems to have been fairly counterproductive, too. - Victor Ganata
Few in the present ever care about what happened in the past. If we did we would spend the present crying. So now what? - Todd Hoff
Let former colonies do their own thing and not force them to adhere strictly to the neoliberal ideal? - Victor Ganata
"'No European country,' Aron pointed out, 'ever went through the phase of economic development which India and China are now experiencing, under a regime that was representative and democratic.'" - Victor Ganata
"Nowhere in Europe, he wrote in The Opium of Intellectuals, 'during the long years when industrial populations were growing rapidly, factory chimneys looming up over the suburbs and railways and bridges being constructed, were personal liberties, universal suffrage and the parliamentary system combined'." - Victor Ganata
"American individualism, the product of a short history of unrepeatable national success, in his view, 'spreads unlimited optimism, denigrates the past, and encourages the adoption of institutions which are in themselves destructive of the collective unity'" - Victor Ganata
I think multinational corporations *prefer* authoritarian regimes. Historically, economic prosperity has *always* been attained via grossly exploitative means that have no respect for the mechanisms of democracy and no respect for human rights. Human rights protections and representative government undoubtedly slow down economic exploitation. So I think most developing countries end up having to choose between economic prosperity and a free society. And free societies often make stock holders unhappy. - Victor Ganata
"After its most severe global crisis in the 1930s, capitalism had suffered a decline in legitimacy, and in much of the non-western world, planned and protected economic growth had become the chosen means to such ends as social justice and gender equality." - Victor Ganata
"Many formally democratic nation-states, such as India, Indonesia, and South Africa, have struggled to maintain their national consensus in the face of the imperative to privatise basic services such as water, health and education." - Victor Ganata
"Identified with elite or sectarian interests, the unrepresentative central state in many countries struggles to compete with offers of stability and order from non-state actors. Not surprisingly, even the vicious Isis claims to offer better governance to Sunnis angry with the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad. So do Maoist insurgents who control large territories in Central India, and even drug-traffickers in Myanmar and Mexico." - Victor Ganata
"It would require an admission that Iraq can achieve a modicum of stability not by reviving the doomed project of nation-state but through a return to Ottoman-style confederal institutions that devolve power and guarantee minority rights." - Victor Ganata
"Addressing the splinters leaves no scope for vacuous moralising against 'Islamic extremism': in their puritanical and utopian zeal, the Islamic revolutionaries brutally advancing across Syria and Iraq resemble the fanatically secular Khmer Rouge more than anything in the long history of Islam." - Victor Ganata
Lots of quotes. Lots of complaining. Not lots of alternatives. - Todd Hoff
There's no silver bullet, man. This is just framework stuff that most people don't really care about. But not grokking this historical framework just guarantees we will continue to blunder headlong into failure and eventual collapse. - Victor Ganata
"But, following Geertz’s insistence on differences and variations, the ressentiment of the west articulated by nationalists in Russia, China, and India cannot be conflated with the resistance to a predatory form of modernisation – ruthless dispossession by a profit-driven nexus of the state and business – mounted by indigenous peoples in Tibet, India, Peru and Bolivia." - Victor Ganata
If collapse is eventual then how can it be avoided? - Todd Hoff
I mean, we're all trying to postpone rather than hasten eventual collapse, no? - Victor Ganata
Let's face it, most Westerners and non-Westerners aspiring to Western ideals can't even fathom the idea that there might actually be alternatives to neoliberalism. And if you're locked into the idea that there's only one right way, then there's no way you're going to be receptive to any alternatives even if there are feasible possibilities. - Victor Ganata
So what are your alternatives? - Todd Hoff
Well, my personal preference is a liberal democracy that prioritizes human rights over material prosperity, but it doesn't seem like most people aren't big fans of that. - Victor Ganata
The venn diagram of that and neoliberalism is a pretty huge intersection. - Todd Hoff
Of course, but neoliberalism prioritizes free market solutions and prefers laissez faire policies. I think that's a pretty big distinction. - Victor Ganata
But you would still have a democracy? So people will disagree? So you will get a might mish mash of different policies? Or would you force people into your mold? - Todd Hoff
Well, as much coercion as there is in a typical nation-state with a representative government. I think utopian anarchy with zero coercion is impossible. So I think it's really a question of whose rights the state prioritizes. And I don't think multinational corporations should really be at the top of that list. - Victor Ganata
Yes, of course, but how would structure need to change to make it happen? - Todd Hoff
"In any case, the doubters of western-style progress today include more than just marginal communities and some angry environmental activists. No less than the World Bank admitted last month that emerging economies – or the 'large part of humanity' that Bayly called the 'long-term losers' of history – might have to wait for three centuries in order to catch up with the west." - Victor Ganata
"In the Economist’s assessment, which pitilessly annuls the upbeat projections beloved of consultants and investors, the last decade of rapid growth was an 'aberration' and 'billions of people will be poorer for a lot longer than they might have expected just a few years ago'." - Victor Ganata
"The implications are sobering: the non-west not only finds itself replicating the west’s violence and trauma on an infinitely larger scale. While helping inflict the profoundest damage yet on the environment – manifest today in rising sea levels, erratic rainfall, drought, declining harvests, and devastating floods – the non-west also has no real prospect of catching up with the west." - Victor Ganata
"His own discovery of the tragically insuperable contradictions of westernisation led Aron into the odd company of the many thinkers in the east and the west who questioned the exalting of economic growth as an end in itself. Of course, other ways of conceiving of the good life have existed long before a crudely utilitarian calculus – which institutionalises greed, credits slavery with economic value and confuses individual freedom with consumer choice – replaced thinking in our most prominent minds." - Victor Ganata
I don't really want to barge in on this conversation, but I really enjoyed reading it. Just wanted to let you two know :) - Lo
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama: "I believe that a political system resting on a balance among state, law, and accountability is both a practical and a moral necessity for all societies. All societies need states that can generate sufficient power to defend themselves externally and internally, and... more... - Todd Hoff
The current "Western model" isn't something that can be implemented in a nation state. It's a global model, and it is absolutely dependent on there being a huge non-Western part. There are two really ingenious solutions that I think this current implementation is relying heavily on, and they're both totally dependent on this dichotomy. The first is the outsourcing of the proletariat by... more... - Eivind
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry -
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
Pineapple Fried Quinoa | The Nilsen Pantry
رونوشت به نرگس, اینو میگفتم که برنج رو توش درست میکنند. - Mahdi
"Traditional DevOps tools are often not up for the job of running large scale infrastructure in a highly dynamic environment. How do you handle hockey-stick growth? How do you let dozens of engineers deploy dozens of apps, dozens of times per day? What do you do when something goes wrong? In this talk, Tobi Knaup will answer these questions and demonstrate tools that can help ops teams deliver on the promises of Mesos." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Been looking into this more from your link. Mesos and Marathon looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing it. - Me
Also thought I'd share this as it explains more about Mesos and Mesosphere: - Me
Me, that video is definitely a good overview! - imabonehead
Corinne L
It's pretty much official, so I can announce it now: I've been asked to be on a panel on book marketing at the inaugural California Capital Book Festival later this month. I'm quite excited & hope it leads to more clients, as I really enjoy working with writers & authors.
What's funny is that the festival is geared more toward readers than writers, but the organizers had so many local authors & writers asking about what was at the event for them, so they added panel discussions related to writing. From what the organizer told me this afternoon, I'll get to work with the other panel participants to decide what we'll discuss. Should be fun. - Corinne L
That's awesome! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Congratulations! Yay! - vicster: full-bodied
Congrats :) - Brent Schaus
Thanks everyone! - Corinne L
Boom! *high fives* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Looks like it's just me and one other person on the panel. I guess that makes it a conversation, then? (Saturday at 2 pm) - Corinne L
I think that can totally work. - Brent Schaus
Me too, Brent. I contacted the other person this morning and we're going to chat tomorrow. She's got quite the resume so I think between the two of us it will be a good time. - Corinne L
holly #ravingfangirl
.@thefoodlab will be the death of me | Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza
.@thefoodlab will be the death of me | Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla to Make World Class Bar-Style Pizza
see also: the linked english muffin pizza - holly #ravingfangirl
I forgot to take the pizza dough out of the freezer this morning! - Zamms
nooooooooooooo - holly #ravingfangirl
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious -
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
Pineapple Fried Rice - Damn Delicious
به به - جواد
این آناناس خیلی خوشمزه میکنه این غذا رو. تایلندی ها اینو زیاد درست میکنند. البته تو چین هم این غذا رو دیدم. - Mahdi
اناناس سرخ میکنن؟ - NαrgeS
هوس آناناس کردم - تلخک
بله نرگس :) - Mahdi
تلخک من روزی یک نصفه و بعضی روزها هم یک آناناس کامل میخورم :) - Mahdi
با برنج؟ :| - NαrgeS
خیلی وقته نخوردم برم یه کمپوتش رو بگیرم لا اقل - تلخک
با برنج دیگه, برنج رو با آناناس تفت میدند. باور کن اگر امتحان کنی خیلی خوشمزه است. یک مدل یگه هم هست که برنج رو تو قالب آناناس (اناس رو خالی میکنند) دم میکنند. اون که عالیه. - Mahdi
تصورشم نمس تونم بکنم میوه ی شیرین و تو روغن سرخ کنم با برنج بخورم - NαrgeS
تلخک, این آناناس یک آنزیمی داره که خیلی برای بدن مفیده . اسم آنزیمش برومولین هست. - Mahdi
من هم اولش فکر نمیکردم بتونم بخورم اما وقتی خوردم خوشم آمد :) - Mahdi
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @buzzfeedoz: 25 Secrets Night People Won’t Tell You via @Javi386
RT @buzzfeedoz: 25 Secrets Night People Won’t Tell You via @Javi386
Every single one of these is 100% true. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Victor Ganata
The panic over Ebola is probably going to cause more harm and even kill more people than Ebola itself will.
Agreed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
#inquiringminds Is Pope Francis to the College of Cardinals as Seen. Elizabeth Warren is to the US Senate?
Andrew C (✔)
RT @spacekatgal: This is actor @AdamBaldwin and the standards he holds himself to.
RT @spacekatgal: This is actor @AdamBaldwin and the standards he holds himself to.
nutjob of the highest order, man. - holly #ravingfangirl
I wish I could find a good summary of this stuff to date. Anyone know of one? - Spidra Webster
I posted this earlier, but: - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Thanks. As I don't game, it's been hard to keep up on things. I don't often know the context. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
The Bay Guardian shuts down - 48 hills -
Tim Redmond (former executive editor of SFBG, but he quit/was fired a while ago) wrote about the shutdown. - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Hey Texas How's that whole low taxes, no services, small government working for you now? #EbolaDallas #Ebola
They reduced government staff numbers? Where is that extra money going? - Halil
I'm guessing any "extra" loose money is going to Rick "smart glasses" Perry's rich cronys - WarLord
It's TEXAS isn't incompetence at science a given? #prayitaway - WarLord
Sarah G.
I swear to God, the hardest part of working remotely, with remote co-workers around the country, is dealing with the G.D. time zones.
preach. try whole other continents. - MoTO: Team Marina
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