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danmeth: 15 Horrific Selfies Turned Into Works Of Art -
15 Horrific Selfies Turned Into Works Of Art
A Cops take on Ferguson -
Good read. "It's been exactly one year since I had to come to terms with the reality of my time in law enforcement. The Zimmerman acquittal seems like a lifetime ago. But it forced me to see what I didn't want to see. I know now that an honest discussion about our criminal justice system is radioactive because race is a factor nobody wants to face. But we need to face it and change it drastically. As a police officer I struggled with that reality. But I won't ignore it anymore. I believe in this country. I believe in the nobility of the profession. I know we are better than this" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Big Joe Silence
"Error 503 No healthy backends"
*taps mic* - Big Joe Silence
RT @felix: We finally have a mecha suit and we make it for... sitting? At least rebrand it as the Over-Toilet-Hoverizer.
RT @felix: We finally have a mecha suit and we make it for... sitting? At least rebrand it as the Over-Toilet-Hoverizer.
Mike Nencetti
Beverly takes me to the dr today.
Beverly takes me to the dr today.
Her communication issues are tough. She has difficulty in constructing sentences. She's unable to email, or text, or use written communication. When people email her I have the challenge of replying for her, When people call her I have to explain she wants to talk, but will get stuck. She most likely will need full time care soon. New chemo drug tomorrow. I'm used to this. we are still doing well, I'll use FMLA if it comes to that. I can work some at home, people will be staying with her, we have a great support group with family friends and our church. Glioblastoma multiforme is called the monster. I am on many facebook groups. I see how it can destroy the caregivers. there is no cure because it is not one cancer. well, thats all I have. im doing ok. - Mike Nencetti
Holding her and you in prayer. - Jim: with more caffeine!
{{{Mike and Beverly}}} I'm glad you have a support system. - Anika
Thinking of you both and sending good thoughts. - Galadriel C.
*hugs* for you and Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks everyone. - Mike Nencetti
Sorry, Mike. I can only imagine how difficult this is. - Stephan Planken
"Our manager came up with a game to amuse ourselves at these meetings that he called Bonehead Bingo. Bonehead was a term some engineers used to describe someone doing something lacking thought or common sense. Every Toolbox meeting our manager handed out bingo cards with nine squares, some of which had the names of people pre-filled in on the squares—these were the most common offenders asking a lot of silly questions during the project meetings." - Cristo
Huh. We both did.
you and me.JPG
No doubt. - Eivind
You and I! You and I! - Joe
Who are You? - Julian
If only I knew. - Uli from Android
Who's on first? - Steve C
THIRD BASE! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
IDK. - Joe
Victor Ganata
White-on-white murder in America is out of control - Matt Yglesias - Vox - LOL, it's actually all true, but the snark makes it funny
"Back in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, a staggering 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow Caucasians." - Victor Ganata
"This is not to say that white people are inherently prone to violence." - Victor Ganata
"To understand the level of cultural pathology at work here, it's important to understand that 36 percent of those killed by whites are women — a far higher share than you see with black murderers." - Victor Ganata
"…you'll find a monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis — the leader of an insurgency that caused an unprecedented quantity of violent white deaths." - Victor Ganata
Todd Hoff
Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil? – The Chemistry of Honey | Compound Interest -
Why Doesn’t Honey Spoil? – The Chemistry of Honey | Compound Interest
"Honey is something of an oddity, in that, unlike most foods, it doesn’t spoil over time. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an Ancient Egyptian tomb and dated to approximately 3000 years ago, was still perfectly edible. What is it, then, that gives honey this unusual property?" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Steve C
Zen and the art of casting Bill Murray in your movie | Inside Movies | -
Zen and the art of casting Bill Murray in your movie | Inside Movies |
"“He finds everything he’s supposed to be involved in by not chasing anything,” Melfi says. “If it’s supposed to happen, the person will hound him until it happens, or he’ll run into them at a bar or restaurant. He has a zen-like protocol in regard to what he does and doesn’t do.”" - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
The death throes of the republic.
Glen Campbell
RT @_youhadonejob: You don't say.
RT @_youhadonejob: You don't say.
Would have thought it had flatlined by then. - Eivind
Anne Bouey
Thought I'd give Holly's posted recipe a try! Peanut Butter Cup S'Mores Dip
how was it?!?! :D - holly #ravingfangirl
Very, very rich! - Anne Bouey
it looks delicious! - holly #ravingfangirl
But incredibly easy to make...a real treat! - Anne Bouey
OMG i'll pay for gas if you drive it down - Steve C
Yum! - Louis Gray
There's No Such Thing as a Brogrammer -
There's No Such Thing as a Brogrammer
"A spectre is haunting startups—the spectre of the brogrammer. Several prominent, quivering articles would lead you to believe the frat houses have emptied into tech, spreading misogyny, keg stands, and chest bumps throughout. This is bullshit." - Cristo from Bookmarklet
If you say so - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
A Gunny named Slickback
Hi Friendfeed. long time no see.
Hey, stranger! :D - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
O HAI, Gunneh! - Jenny H. from Android
Well, hey there! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Hey Gunny! How goes life? - Janet from FFHound!
Hey man! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Hey, there. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I keep on keeping on... - A Gunny named Slickback
Steve C
David Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams - (complete video included) -
David Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams - (complete video included)
"David Letterman paid tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams in a 10-minute segment on Monday's "Late Show With David Letterman." "I knew Robin Williams for 38 years -- 38 years -- which, in and of itself, is crazy," Letterman recalled in an extended reminiscence." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
Steve C
People who are grandparents thus making you feel old: Kid Rock, Cee Lo Green, Brett Favre, Jim Carrey, Kiefer Sutherland.
People, Places and Things -
I'm enjoying your stories. - Anne Bouey
Thank you. I'm glad somebody is. :) - Cristo
I liked this one, Cristo! - Louis Gray
Thanks Louis. I appreciate it. - Cristo
So I was very curious about the details of the end -- why the project didn't meet your aspirations, and why you left. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It was complicated, and probably not explainable within a 500 word post. Also, I've made a rule that the blog will generally focus on the positive—unless it's about me personally. :) - Cristo
Gotcha - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What's the best frequency for posting to a blog? Daily, weekly, bi-weekly?
I stuck to 2-3 times a week for years and then down to just a few times a month. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
The ones I've had the easiest time following stick to a consistent schedule, and post 1-3 times a week. The consistency of the posting seems to be key more than the frequency, at least for my attention span. - Jennifer Dittrich
What are your goals? What can you do? - Todd Hoff
Well, I sort of explained the goal in: What I can do is up for debate—I've got a lot on my plate right now, but so far it's been fun. - Cristo
Sounds like it's more of inspiration sort of thing then by schedule. I remember Printers Inc with fondness. For my area it was Computer Literacy. I guess meetups fill that role now. - Todd Hoff
I used to work with the guys who ended up buying out Computer Literacy. - Cristo
What ever that frequency you decide, stick to it. Otherwise you lose your audience. - Me
Buying CL was a fathead of an idea :) - Todd Hoff
That might be a bit taxing on me. - Cristo
What's the frequency... - Joe
"The consistency of the posting seems to be key more than the frequency" + 1 (So, bi-weekly would be better for consistency.) - elfaxi
The most popular and successful blogs all are run by teams and post multiple times a day (io9, boing boing, Engadget, etc.) but I find that overwhelming. I think of blogs like Paul Buchheit's or Allie Brosh's where they post rarely but when they do post it's great. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Paul's posts are great, but I'm trying to do something a bit different. Something like Mark Twain for Tech, although I'm not comparing myself to one of the greatest writers of all time—I think I'm a pretty mediocre writer. I'm aiming for around 500-700 words per post, although I don't plan to be dogmatic about it. - Cristo
The simple answer is post when you have something to say, share or inform us with. If you have a good enough story, you should be happy with it, even if you're the only reader. - Louis Gray
Louis is right. Nothing worse than forcing yourself to say something when you have nothing to say. Go for quality over quantity. And never hit publish while you are angry. Keep it in draft till you cool off and read it over. - April Russo
The best frequency? You need to ask Kenneth. - Friar Will
Who is this Kenneth? - Cristo
I might have to break the consistency rule. I posted the welsh rarebit recipe from my old blog because people were asking for it. However, I still have a new post in mind for today. - Cristo
See REM single from the 80s - Friar Will
I never liked 80s music. - Cristo
Cristo: Reference to this song: which refers to - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Time—so valuable, yet so much of it wasted. - Cristo
I'm not sure if I'll keep updating this blog as frequently. It seems like traffic has died off, and although I enjoy the writing, there's other things to do with my time if nobody's reading. - Cristo
It really takes time to grow an audience, though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It takes years, or it takes highly visible people sharing you ... or you promoting it places. I wouldn't worry about the numbers at all. Just post your stories. - Louis Gray
Steve C
This is the boys best bud. He can stay there on his changing table talking up a storm with that whale. The whale (Monstro of course) tells the funniest stories that keep him laughing and laughing.
We'll take what we can get although getting a pet whale for him in a few years is going to be tough. - Steve C
True. You may have to sell the panther. - Jessie
I always tell people crabs aren't funny. - Kristin
Monstro! :o Don't let him eat your baby! :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stefan Hayden
RT @TravisSBN: #Ferguson live video feed would be a lot easier to understand with a map. So I made a quick map w/ what I can gather
Victor Ganata
I mean, if we really have no faith in any of our institutions and it's all just partisan hackery, then America is definitely very dead.
You're right about that too. We need to stop the total support along party lines neither side has all the answers. I am proud to be a Republican, but I don't support all of the party line positions. I am also proud to be an American, but I recognize the pitfalls of blind patriotism. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
It seems likely that that ship has sailed when the vast majority of people assume all of government is utterly corrupt and the mechanisms and institutions of democracy and justice are non-functional and not worth saving. We're just riding out the death throes, really. - Victor Ganata
Seems pretty obvious in retrospect that constantly proclaiming the government can't do anything right is a self-fulfilling prophecy. - Victor Ganata
This isn't a both-sides-do-it argument, either. There's a definite asymmetry to the fall of the American empire. When historians look back, I suspect it will be readily apparent that one party actively destroyed people's faith in the institutions of government while the other party failed to counteract this and clung to the delusion of being able to keep neoliberal policy sustainable, indirectly destroying people's faith in the institutions of government. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
This conversation started over Rick Perry who we both agree is an idiot. The fact that the Democrats in Travis Co. support the prosecutor after all that has transpired speaks volumes. Alan Dershowitz even thinks it's idiocy. This is what he had to say about it. "This is another example of the criminalization of party differences," said Dershowitz, a prominent scholar on United States... more... - Eric Logan
You have any proof that the special prosecutor previously hired by GHWB as assistant U.S. attorney and recommended by Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn for U.S. atty of the Western District of Texas has decided to pursue this case based solely on politicization? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Special prosecutor in Perry case known as thorough, dogged attorney - Houston Chronicle - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Whether you really did stop watching Fox News or not, you sure are echoing their talking points. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's just what all you guys like to say. I don't watch hardly anything on TV I read. - Eric Logan
That Fox news dog whistle I used. according to you I never heard of this guy when I tried to elucidate it. I have also never seen him on Fox news have you ? - Eric Logan
Well, it could be coincidence. It happens. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Seriously, insinuating that a special prosecutor is in it out of pure political motivation is a pretty serious allegation. It's clearly meant to erode confidence in the justice system. And it works. Lots of liberals and conservatives have little-to-no faith in the criminal justice system. Just something to think about as the country enters the last stages of collapse. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Guy who repeats everything AGW blogs say (usually without citing his blog sources) is a parrot? Gasp. - Andrew C (✔)
I'm willing to entertain the unlikely possibility that he came up with his ideas all by himself and it's just pure coincidence that they resemble Fox News talking points because I'm silly like that. And to be fair, as far as AGW is concerned, he usually does post links to denialist sites. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Unlikely possibility. I found the Axelrod Tweet on the Dailly Kos complaining about how he was helping the right wing propaganda machine which is a laugher in and of itself. Especially in light of the fact that this post is about partisanship, I found the Dershowitz quote here. ==> - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Seriously? You were going to use the word "fact" with a link to Newsmax? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
You asked me where it came from after speculating it was from Fox News. Fact means he said it. Did he not say it ? Dershowitz writes for Newsmax BTW. At the same time that the Daily Kos is trying to pull Axelrod back in line. It's too funny. Pretty soon we will have denialist Politicians whenever they don't tow the party line ? - Eric Logan
It's not about "toeing the line". It's about guys like Dershowitz and Axelrod speculating out of their ass when you know they haven't seen the evidence or heard the testimony. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Speculating out of their ass. Are you projecting again ? LOL - Eric Logan
What, you think Dershowitz or Axelrod have actually seen the evidence or read the testimony? - Victor Ganata from iPhone
No I think you're projecting. What does it matter what they think he was indicted he should resign and they should keep Lehmberg. LOL - Eric Logan
The law says Perry can stay governor even if he's convicted (although presumably the legislature will remove him). I think I'm OK with waiting for the criminal justice system to do its thing here. I think the people who want to delegitimize the process are the ones with politically motivated agenda. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That's not what the Democrats are calling for and once again I agree with you. I also think he should be removed if he is convicted. I think Lehmberg remaining in office is so egregious that I was actively looking for bi partisan support for Perry on this one issue. Thankfully I found some. Have a nice night. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Perry is within his rights to stay in office as much as Lehmberg is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Drunk driving in Texas is almost a rite of passage So Lehmberg is NOT equivalent.. plus of course at least 2 other (Republican) County Attorneys convicted for same were NOT called out by Perry - WarLord
Let me spell it out: if the indictment is nothing but a politically motivated sideshow then this requires one to believe McCrum and/or Richardson and/or the grand jury are either grossly incompetent or on the take from Democrats, suggesting that Texas doesn't really have a functioning justice system and it's just the Wild, Wild West with rival factions (figuratively) shooting at each... more... - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Amit Patel
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman -
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
"This week I traveled to northeast China to check out a bitcoin mining operation. After being received at the airport, my contact drove me for nearly an hour to a part of the country more remote than I was expecting. This was my first time checking out a mining operation of this size, so I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I was definitely surprised by how off the beaten path it was." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Not only is this insane, but the author has no realization that it is insane, and his paean to libertarianism and capitalism at the end sounds like cloud cuckoo talk. Gold is irrational but at least it can be a paperweight. Paper money is irrational but at least you can wipe your ass with it. Bitcoin is literally nothing physical, the most irrational currency of all, and yet here's an operation spending $60k a month in electricity to generate irrational wealth. - Stephen Mack
Ain't humans strange? - Son of Groucho
To be fair, most of our government-backed currency is also stored as bits in computers. But the "government-backed" part is the thing. - Victor Ganata
Money is just one of those things not to think too deeply about. Otherwise the data streams collapse. - Todd Hoff
I just think about the resources used up to mine bit coins. It's so arbitrary. In my head it's equivalent to if tomorrow we declared that alligator teeth were worth millions apiece and people began tearing apart swamps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not as scalable :-) - Todd Hoff
Well, that is kind of how the stock market and real estate and consumerism works…. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think back to the beanie baby bubble … but at least you got some beanie babies out of it. - Amit Patel
Victor Ganata
RT @SteveAmiri: Jokes on you, hot chick at the bar who gave me a radio station's phone number I just won Disney on Ice tickets and a golf umbrella.
Internet Man of Mystery -
Wow. Are you related to Jack White of the White Stripes? - Joe
Dave Winer
Sometimes I'm my own worst troll.
Victor Ganata
Judge Bert Richardson impaneled the grand jury and he's running as a Republican candidate for the Texas Court of Appeals.
Shannon - GlassMistress
Nifty new propane tank with built in level gauge. Ohh-ahhh!
Not my best day of work. My brain is elsewhere, but at least I solved my tank problem. - Shannon - GlassMistress
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