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rönin
Dog parks: The strange rituals—and stranger people—you find at the dog run. - http://www.slate.com/article...
Dog parks: The strange rituals—and stranger people—you find at the dog run.
"I knew that if I wanted to understand the place of dogs in contemporary America, I had to spend some time in dog parks, where everyone knows your dog’s name—and some even know yours. Dog parks are a relatively modern invention, a “kind of victory over the anonymity and transience of life,” as writer Mary Battiata put it. They’re a place of long-lasting friendships, longer-lasting feuds, and dog-park know-it-alls who disapprove of the job you’re doing with your pet. At a dog park in Boston, where I live, the park’s queen bee once asked me what I was feeding Casey. She didn’t like my answer. “Well, you can certainly feed him that if you want to kill him,” she barked." - rönin from Bookmarklet
^^^ That explains perfectly why I stopped taking Spock to the dog park. Along with his double paw and weird limp, everyone had something to say. It was almost as bad as when I was pregnant. - Anika
Shannon - GlassMistress
I've got a days worth of work in custom orders ... How flipping cool is that?
Steve C
I'm not gonna lie I've actually learned several things I never knew but should have known from watching Drunk History. Often accompanied by laughing some beverage out my nose.
That show is awesome. It makes me want to look up what actually happened. - Corinne L
Claudette Colvin pre-dating and lining up the Rosa Parks bus boycott and Sybil Ludington making Paul Revere look like an afterthought were my big lessons in catching up on this seasons episodes. - Steve C
Amit Patel
Woot, I was published in Hacker Monthly http://hackermonthly.com/issue-4...
Nice! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The comment from gggg was—interesting. - Professor A.I.
Also you've got one of the most popular posts of the past week still sitting on the front page, for you're updated interactive page. https://news.ycombinator.com/item... http://www.redblobgames.com/pathfin... - NOT THE CRICKET
Comment from gggg? I missed that. NOT THE CRICKET: yep, fun!! :) Also on reddit/r/gamedev and reddit/r/programming - Amit Patel
congrats! - imabonehead
Amit, the comment from gggg - http://theory.stanford.edu/~amitp... - NOT THE CRICKET
I thought Amit handled gggg in a very gentlemanly manner, and the red starfish-like avatar reminded me of the FriendFeed of old. - Professor A.I.
Ah, that gggg! Those kinds of comments are rare but they do happen. I try to be polite to everyone. - Amit Patel
Melly
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Ain't that the truth! http://t.co/8WQgNlzqAj
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Ain't that the truth! http://t.co/8WQgNlzqAj
Fake butter? *flips desk* (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ - Mo Kargas
rönin
Congrats on your wedding & honeymoon in Germany! ;-p
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Hah who the hell is that? - Rodfather
Otae-san from Gintama. =) http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki... - rönin
CAJ hates pants
Kindle Unlimited? http://amzn.to/1qmFrO6 This could get interesting. "Enjoy unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month." and "You can access up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited catalog and read each on up to six devices or reading apps." - https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-...
Kindle Unlimited? http://amzn.to/1qmFrO6 This could get interesting. "Enjoy unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month." and "You can access up to ten books at a time from the Kindle Unlimited catalog and read each on up to six devices or reading apps."
Hmmm, there might be over 600K titles but only about one in six from my wish lists were currently available.Depending on how fast I could read them, I might save some money for a bit. - CAJ hates pants
I saw the ad. I figured they wouldn't have my stuff, if it's even available to foreign folks :) - Eivind from Android
Nothing on my wish list is available through the program. Looks like it is more or less a copy of the catalog from their other unlimited e-book competitors. - Soup in a TARDIS
Jason Toney
J Dilla's Sampler and Synthesizer Are Going to the Smithsonian http://zite.to/1nIqFcP
J Dilla's Sampler and Synthesizer Are Going to the Smithsonian http://zite.to/1nIqFcP
Todd Hoff
Been listening to a course on mart twain. His language is beautiful. We've lost that. Perhaps because direct rapid communication males not only unnecessary but a hindrance?
I concede that "direct rapid communication males" are unnecessary and may be a hindrance. - NOT THE CRICKET
On the devolution of the human race -- as we march boldly forward towards the vision of global superintelligence. - Sean McBride
Victor Ganata
So thoughtleader. Much go-forward basis. Very architect. Wow.
MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Does anybody remember Dr. Demento?
Yes! Fishheads, Fishheads, bloody little fishheads. - Janet
*sings "Dead Puppies"* - Steele Lawman
Yes - Me
*sings "Shaving Cream"* - Steven Perez
Yes - Steve C
THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY! HAHA!! - Big Joe Silence
i miss his radio show. - Big Joe Silence
Joe they took us away along time ago. - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Melly
RT @octoberjones: "I AM YOUR FATHER" "D'OOOOHHHH" http://t.co/bNWkh2Ux5Q
RT @octoberjones: "I AM YOUR FATHER" "D'OOOOHHHH" http://t.co/bNWkh2Ux5Q
Victor Ganata
This "feeling even lonelier when other people are around" thing is bullshit. Sometimes I truly hate being an introvert.
Jandy
Big Trouble in Little China - wow, that was a trip. I didn’t expect the supernatural, Jon didn’t expect the humor. We really enjoyed it.
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @llacigart: #rip ~Tommy Ramone Dead at 65 - Drummer was last surviving original member of the Ramones http://rol.st/1oP2Wdq via @rollingstone
RT @llacigart: #rip ~Tommy Ramone Dead at 65 - Drummer was last surviving original member of the Ramones  http://rol.st/1oP2Wdq via @rollingstone
damn. - Big Joe Silence
RIP Tommy, RIP The Ramones. :( - Stephen Mack
My first pit. Came home with blood all down the right side of my shirt, shorts and even my sock. The shirt had a giant peace symbol on it. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Mike Nencetti
Saturday morning walk with Beverly. (@ Clark's Creek Greenway - NE) http://4sq.com/1kOAkyg http://t.co/qPmRLw1mYN
Saturday morning walk with Beverly. (@ Clark's Creek Greenway - NE) http://4sq.com/1kOAkyg http://t.co/qPmRLw1mYN
Jason Toney
RT @joseiswriting: Dear America: You're mad about economy, job competition, lower wages, think "illegals" like me are to blame. But... https://twitter.com/joseisw...
RT @joseiswriting: Dear America: You're mad about economy, job competition, lower wages, think "illegals" like me are to blame. But... http://t.co/m5dN0dcxIa
Steven Perez
Stephen Mack
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)] - http://acsh.org/2014...
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)]
From the blog post: "What is really going on here is a classic case of mixing up cause and effect. No, diet soda doesn't give you heart disease. You already have more heart disease and drink diet soda to try to cut calorie consumption. Playing basketball does not make you tall. Opening an umbrella does not make it rain. Going to sleep does not make the sun go down. Geese flying south do not cause winter." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Hey Louis Gray: Good debunking of some recent anti-Diet Coke and aspartame articles. - Stephen Mack
You know what's healthier than ingesting aspartame? Not ingesting aspartame. :) - Professor A.I.
Professor no fun - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
I personally don't consume much aspartame currently, but I do think it's probably generally safe for people -- in that I haven't seen any credible studies showing it to cause harm. But I agree with you, anytime I'm tempted to drink something other than coffee, it's probably better for me to just drink water instead. - Stephen Mack
Is this a credible study? It comes from a service offered by the company Louis works for. It's called Google Scholar: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science... - Professor A.I.
Professor, I'm not sure if a study involving 18 albino rats is really applicable to humans or not. - Stephen Mack
Most studies of drugs are performed on rats. It's called science. - Professor A.I.
Science, you say? I think I've heard of it. - Stephen Mack
I think the relevant comparison would be to fructose and sucrose, though. #paracelsus - Victor Ganata
To reach 40 mg/kg/d of aspartame, you'd have to drink 15 cans of diet soda a day. (Assuming you only weighed 150 lbs.) So, yeah, maybe you'd have a lot of problems if you drank that much soda in a day. - Victor Ganata
I think that's how much Louis drinks. He has more time to drink it because he doesn't sleep. Also, he works at Google, so the Diet Coke is free. - Professor A.I.
I had no concerns. I wanted to tell my good friend Kevin Fox he was spreading nonsense, but I'm terrified of him. He's so intimidating. - Louis Gray
As for "going to sleep does not make the sun go down", I can assure you, for you lazies out there, the sun goes down all by itself. - Louis Gray
And I don't drink 15 cans of Diet Coke a day. I drink one at a time. - Louis Gray
جون من واقعا تو پروفسوری؟ ایول بابا، داداش یه امضا پروفسوری هم به ما بده :دی - ووووزلا
Google translate says "I showed you a professor? Evil dad, brother professor to give us a sign: D" - Stephen Mack
I'm going to increase my aspartame consumption. - Amit Patel
Amit, to how much? - Stephen Mack
Eivind
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman, review: 'hugely likeable' - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture...
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman, review: 'hugely likeable' - Telegraph
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman, review: 'hugely likeable' - Telegraph
"High-quality intellectual! Yes, I mean you! You are thinking: What is Rise & Fall of Great Powers? Is history book? No! Is book for give big muscles? No, no! (After read this book, you still contain only small muscles. Sorry.) It is NOVEL about entire of world in last quarter-century, from end of Cold War, to up and down of America power, to tech revolution of today. But mostly, is novel about my favourite person, Tooly Zylberberg, and secrets of her life. I am careful now - danger I say too much. I give only bit more: Tooly is bookseller in countryside of Wales. Always, she is reading. But one story she never understand: story of her past. When she is girl, strange items happen. She is taken away, around Asia, Europe, America, for many years with mystery persons. Why for? I cannot say on back of book! One of mystery persons is me, Humphrey, old man from Russia who cheats in Ping-Pong and eats avocados. There is Sarah, who drives us crazy, and not in good way. Also, there is Duncan... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
I loved it :) - Eivind from Android
Is now on my Amazon wishlist. :^) - Friar Will
Sounds interesting, it's on my Kindle-Fiction list. :) - CAJ hates pants
Hope you guys enjoy it :) - Eivind
Stephen Mack
Guess who I saw at the Los Gatos Farmers Market, working hard?
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Thanks for the delicious berries, Rod! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Heh. Good to see you. - Rodfather from Android
Love your grins, guys! - Corinne L
so awesome!! - Tamara J. B.
DAD? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hah that's Trevor. - Rodfather from Android
You made Rod smile! <3 <3 <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Victor Ganata
Someone has mashed up "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by the Beatles with "Toxic" by Britney Spears. I almost spit my drink out of my mouth.
This works disturbingly well. - Victor Ganata
Huh. - Jenny H. from Android
Do you have a link for this? I'm curious. - Katy S
Bear in mind that I'm a sucker for mashups even if they're not good :D https://soundcloud.com/yomoxie... - Victor Ganata
Listening now - I'm oddly entranced by this. - Katy S
Victor: Are you aware of this site? http://bootiemashup.com/blog... - Brian Johns
Warning: You could easily lose half a day there on your first visit! - Brian Johns
I haven't seen that site before, but, heh, yeah, I could see how one could get utterly trapped there for hours :D - Victor Ganata
LOL, Rick Astley and Aloe Blacc/Avicii? Genius, or diabolical genius? :D - Victor Ganata
Damn, this is good. - Corinne L
This guy has some good ones, too: https://soundcloud.com/waxaudi... - April Russo
Kevin Rose
this drone video is just nuts… i now see the order, first they bring us drinks, then they net us and kills us… https://t.co/Q2J75SAmaM
Micah
Tesla/Edison < 'My Cabbages!' Guy
Micah
Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Kevin Fox!
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In honor of your birthday, how about the whole FriendFeed team takes today off as a holiday? - Stephen Mack
We at TiVo salute everything you've done in the field of User Interface, so we're taking the entire week off in honor of your birthday! (Note: I do not speak for TiVo. Your mileage may vary. No warranty expressed or implied.) - Brian Johns
Happy birthday, Kevin! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday fellow FFer!!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Starmama
RT @DrScienceCat: I was going to tell a Sodium and Hydrogen pun But NaH.
Amit Patel
Google just auto-installed "Google+ Auto Backup" onto my computer. Didn't ask.
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From Chrome or another browser or what? - Spidra Webster
Picasa apparently. - Amit Patel
Looking at forums, it looks like they started doing it last year, and in January said it was unintentional and they'd fix it. But here it is July and it just installed it on my system. - Amit Patel
Ouch! Install some random tool to automatically copy the entire contents of your hard drive without your knowledge? Who could possibly object to that? - Brian Johns
Now you have no excuse for not backing up your files. They're doing you a favor you see. - rönin
#whitehat As Picasa and G+ Photos are integrated, they turned on the auto backup feature to back up photos in high quality to the web. That said, no users should be surprised by anything, especially sharp folks like Amit. Looking into it. - Louis Gray
Update: Picasa does not auto-install G+ AutoBackup, but it will place the setup installer for AutoBackup in the Picasa folder and then proceed, at first launch, to promote it and give you the option to install/run it. The very first release of AutoBackup bundled with Picasa was different and Picasa *did* auto-install. - Louis Gray
So it's possible, per above, that this dialog window came up from Picasa yesterday and wasn't dismissed, or Picasa was open today in addition to Steam, etc. Hope that helps, Amit. - Louis Gray
It's quite possible that when I ran Picasa, it was the version from last year, but I don't remember seeing any promotion to install Google+ Auto Backup, nor do I see any Google+ mentioned in the Picasa Options dialog in the program. Weird. - Amit Patel
I just changed the Picasa setting from "Update automatically" to "Ask before downloading updates" - Amit Patel
Windows is telling me I have Google+ Auto Backup from "Google" 6/29/2014 1.0.21.81 and also Google+ Auto Backup from "Google, Inc." 7/1/2014 1.0.25.133. I'm uninstalling both. - Amit Patel
Guessing from the Picasa Release Notes, the version it installed on 6/29 is the one from last year, and that was apparently the one that auto-installed. - Amit Patel
Puzzling. Thanks for following up, Amit. - Louis Gray
Thanks Louis for looking into it. I guess it was bad timing, with me not having used Picasa for a while. - Amit Patel
It's nice to have a responsive Google representative on Friendfeed. - Sean McBride
@Sean, here to help. As I see it, things are never as bad as they seem or as amazing as people would like you to believe. Things are usually somewhere in the middle. - Louis Gray
Louis -- you cleaned up this issue quickly and efficiently. If one could only receive tech support at this level for all products and services. :) - Sean McBride
+1 to that! - Louis Gray
Monique Judge
Why do people ring the bell on the bus when it's the last stop? Do they think the driver will skip the last stop?
Maybe it's to wake up any passengers that may have dosed off. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Some buses i've been on it was to wake the driver. - Me
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