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Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Kevin Fox!
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
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 and also Google+ Auto Backup from "Google, Inc." 7/1/2014 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
Sarah Perez
Former Microsoft Engineers Launch Pixotale, A Social Networking App For Visual Storytelling:
Victor Ganata
Ten Signs We're Becoming a Hideous Theocratic Dystopia - Bilerico Project
If only they believed in the same book, all these religious extremists would totally be on the same side. - Victor Ganata
Dave Winer
Ira Glass's 'This American Life' Leaves PRI.
Brian Johns
The three year old's preschool is talking about the Solar System and they don't include Pluto. Time to withdraw her in protest and switch to home schooling?
Victor Ganata
Some people's theodicies are simply sociopathic.
James Kendrick
Dell Venue 11 Pro with Travel Dock: Outstanding laptop
قیس قیس :* - Primavera
قیژ قیژ - رباب
:)) - Mahdi
Sarah G.
Of course the ruling class wants women to continue having babies without any social safety net to help raise them into healthy adults.
This is moving us to reversing Griswold v. Connecticut - WarLord
Kevin Fox
Now that employers can dictate what an employee's health insurance can be used for, how long til they dictate how you use your paycheck?
"We won't pay for health insurance if you buy cigarettes and soda with your paycheck" - Amit Patel
"We won't pay you if you use your pay to buy health insurance that covers birth control, because the insurance we provide, doesn't." - April Russo
This could get wibbly wobbly - Amit Patel
"We will pay for your birth control, because you might have a child that in 30 years will use the money we paid you to buy health insurance that offers birth control" - Amit Patel
Kevin Fox
So when are all the Browncoats planning to show up at YahooHQ asking nicely, very nicely, for a Firefly reboot? (After Castle ends, natch)
Shannon - GlassMistress
Here's a better photo of the elephand bead. Sunday's photo had a little 'beauty blur' going on so I thought you might appreciate a cleaner shot. The blur definatly hid his flaws - like that #$%@ bit of blue glass under his eye. The ball came apart when I took him off the rod so he's a loss but still a good start on what could be a great bead. Just...
...for fun I made one without the ball. He's a very happy fellow! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I shared a photo of the circus elephant on the ISGB (International Society of Glass Bead Makers) and he's nearing 100 likes - and some darn nice comments. *fans self* - Shannon - GlassMistress
I love this guy. Just adorable! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks! I really like him too...I hope I can get it worked out so I can make one with it cracking. I could do the 'ball' separate but I really dig it as one piece. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Such a pretty cow - Amit Patel
Supreme Court Majority Calls Case a Dispute Between Women and People : The New Yorker -
Supreme Court Majority Calls Case a Dispute Between Women and People : The New Yorker
"WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—By a 5–4 vote on Monday, the United States Supreme Court settled a dispute that Justice Samuel Alito said was “at its core about the rights of women versus the rights of people.” Writing for the majority, Justice Alito wrote, “It is the duty of this Court, whenever it sees that the rights of people are being threatened, to do our best to safeguard those rights. In this case, it is clear that people’s rights were being threatened by women.” Acknowledging that some women “might argue that they, too, have some claim to being people,” Justice Alito wrote, “That is an interesting question for another day.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"While the Court’s decision caused an uproar across the country, it received a big thumbs-up from one of the Justices who voted with the majority, Antonin Scalia. “This has been a crappy year or so around here, what with all that gay-marriage stuff, but at least we finished strong,” he said." - Jessie
Kevin Fox
.@Netflix needs a 'start random episode' feature. I would vastly prefer that when watching Star Trek or The West Wing.
Shuffle. - Louis Gray
Kevin Fox
RT @DoctorAtlantis: Sorry! Our Corporation is based on faith-healing so we don't do insurance. We pray for health or quick death. #CorporateReligion #SCOTUS
Kevin C. Tofel
RT @arstechnica: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot Me: Glad I have solar/FiOS
RT @ma_franks: U.S.: where denying women health care is #religiousfreedom & harassing women seeking health care is #freespeech. #HobbyLobby #BufferZones
Holly's favorite Anna
The 8 best lines from Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision via @MotherJones
The 8 best lines from Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision via @MotherJones
I love her. This worries me a lot: ""Would the exemption...extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]...Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision."" - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The 8 best lines from Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision via @motherjones
I did not shop at Hobby Lobby before and now I never shall #conscience
The 8 best lines from Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception decision via @motherjones
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @jillfilipovic: "Just work for a company that shares your beliefs!" Yes, I am sure that's what 9 million unemployed Americans are holding out for.
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @angermonkey: So, for those of you keeping score at home, in order of people-ness it's 1. Dudes, 2. Corporations, 3. Fetuses, 4. Women.
Sarah G.
Religious beliefs are a red herring. #HobbyLobby and other decisions like it are ultimately about keeping the ruling class in charge.
WTF Scotus!
Sarah G.
Society confused by, attempts to control female sexuality. News at 11.
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