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Victor Ganata
You know what, it is kind of really fucked up that in some states, it's easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.
The World's 7 Most Retiree-Friendly Nations | Kathleen Peddicord -
The World's 7 Most Retiree-Friendly Nations | Kathleen Peddicord
The World's 7 Most Retiree-Friendly Nations | Kathleen Peddicord
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Todd Hoff
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ -
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ
"All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic. Many of my colleagues are similarly struggling with the loss of their professional ideals." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
"only 6% described their morale as positive." It's no wonder so many self-medicate. - Ken Morley
I wonder how much the internet has contributed to this... Is it harder to feel heroic when your better-informed patients cause you to second-guess yourself? - Ken Morley
The surgery I attend is classified as a training surgery, which essentially means that doctors who have finished their education and done their mandatory time at a hospital work there for a year before they go to their chosen practice. It is a joy to see them so eager before the system has crushed the care out of them. - Slippy
Crush the Care Out should be the name of an all burnt out doctors band. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ken, if as a doctor you have a hero complex rather than a get the person well complex then perhaps you should be doing something else? - Todd Hoff
Well I don't mean to bring the room down but I consider this merely one of the symptoms of middle age. You get tired of doing the same thing you've always done? Shit, Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
It is also frustrating when the treatment plans for better health are continually ignored by the patient. - Janet from FFHound!
Isn't the interesting question then is how could treatment plans be structured to be better followed? Typically plans are in the form of orders, which isn't all that helpful. - Todd Hoff
Todd, if you are a diabetic and you are asked to follow a simple diet plan and walk 10 minutes post meal and you don't. If you have asthma and on oxygen and you are asked AND assisted to cease smoking and you do not. How much more structure is needed? I believe in personal accountability but similar to give me something for my headache and then I won't take the medicine. Then I complain about my headache. - Janet
A simple diet plan? It's not a diet change. It's a total change of your life. Everything you've done your whole life is not only wrong, it's killing you. Every meal out, every meal at home, every time you want a snack, every time you are thirsty, every birthday, every holiday, every social situation, everything has changed. How do you make the transition? There's nothing simple about it. - Todd Hoff
Enabler or caretaker. You are preaching to someone who lost loved ones because they would not or could not break their health disorder. Psychological counseling with dietician supplementing better choices? My point is the vicious circle of 'help me doctor' - 'I will not take responsibility for my actions' - 'help me doctor'. I am a burned out healthcare worker, sorry. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm not preaching, I'm saying what my experience has been. I definitely hear you about taking responsibility for your actions. But just giving an edict and tossing up your hands when it's not followed is also avoiding responsibility. How could that ever work? I don't see how psychological counseling with dietician will be effective. People need to learn how they can live their lives completely differently. I don't think that can be done with a visit to get a lecture. - Todd Hoff
People under going weight reduction surgery DO get psychological therapy pre-surgical. It is approaching the mental and physical. Stigma exists for people to openly admit and accept help. - Janet from FFHound!
How effective is it? - Todd Hoff
Very, it is a life changing step they take. We have a very busy bariatric surgeon at our hospital and psychotherapy as well as dietary as well as physical rehab are part of the program. I can count six of my co-workers having success with the full revision surgery. More complications and less success with the lap band. Patients can overeat with those. - Janet
Odd that we don't do that for other interventions? - Todd Hoff
Giant US flag raised by crane over the 26-story LinkedIn building under construction on 2nd & Howard while I was walking to work.
Ugly? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Meh. Just an office building. - Cristo
Hopefully there won't be recruiters standing outside their building asking me if I want an entry-level Android programming job. - Cristo
I usually see flags on those cranes. - Eric - Poppa Large
I find the new LinkedIn building they're completing in Sunnyvale to be especially hideous and out of character for the location. - Stephen Mack
Yvonne Renee
I need a Dr. Who chat room... Stat!
Here? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
For the new season! So many changes! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Victor Ganata
Can we petition to move Labor Day to May 1? Would this be decried as being too Communist?
Victor Ganata
Even Labor Day itself shows how much the labor movement in the U.S. has been ground down since the very beginning. Despite scores of workers being killed by government troops and scores more being injured, they refused to grant workers May 1 as Labor Day because they didn't want workers to develop sympathy with the international labor movement.
Mary B: #TeamMonique
RT @thisisjorge: If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people
RT @thisisjorge: If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people
Ken Morley
Port an M&Ms
So good! :) - Ken Morley from email
Mmmmmm. Port. - Jennifer Dittrich
The fruit flies love them some port. :) - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
I like Port and Tollhouse cookies. My Christmas treat. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
This may need to become a tradition. - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
Just started using node-inspector. Excited about how much more productive I’ll be building our API server.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Amit Patel
California ISO - Todays Outlook -
California ISO - Todays Outlook
This page shows california's electricity use - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
(1) It *seems* like we have a great deal of excess electricity, especially at night - Amit Patel
(2) If I got the calculations right, that excess electricity would desalinate between 100,000 and 200,000 acre-feet per day - Amit Patel
(3) California uses an average of 100,000 acre-feet per day - Amit Patel
Back of the envelope calculation suggests desalination from currently *unused* California electricity would be enough water for California's water needs. Need someone to independently do these calculations … - Amit Patel
I couldn't figure out how to break out excess renewables from excess coal / gas / etc. I'm thinking only excess wind/solar/geothermal capacity should count as unused. - Private Sanjeev
Some power plants are running on "standby" and have to keep generating power just in case it's needed (e.g. to fill in power when clouds go over a solar array). They take hours or even days to warm up, so they end up generating excess power. I want to count those too. But I've been told that the graph also includes the "instant on" power plants, so it's an overestimate of the "free" power we have. - Amit Patel
How many desal plants would you need to achieve 100k acre-feet/day, I wonder? - Victor Ganata
I'm assuming the Carlsbad desal plant that's going on-line is state-of-the-art and it's supposed to be able to produce 50 million gallons a day which is about 150 acre-feet/day. So it would take about 666 similar desal plants to achieve 100k acre-feet/day :D - Victor Ganata
Apparently the Carlsbad plant was only supposed to cost $530 million but it looks like it's going to run a bill of $1 billion. I think the main reason they haven't built more of these is not only because of the environmental hurdles but because the economics of water pricing even with the drought aren't favorable for it yet. - Victor Ganata
$666B over 30 years works out to $1.60 per CA resident per day - Private Sanjeev
We're gonna need that water a lot sooner than in 30 years. - Victor Ganata
Eric - Poppa Large
50% say yes.
I am in the wrong business. - Joe
If we add consecutive years of work I could say yes. Per year? I wish. - Janet
Eric - Poppa Large
Why do I always sit next to douche bag central?
Your Kid's Summer Job Didn't Put Them On The Path To Success Like You Planned
Your Kid's Summer Job Didn't Put Them On The Path To Success Like You Planned
No but got them out of the house and that is a benefit in it self. - Me
I have to wonder if that's just more an indication of how crap the job market is in general - only the kids who don't need summer jobs are able to pull out of that, not due to skipping, but the other factors (wealth, connections, education.) - Jennifer Dittrich
OH: I hear there are words coming out of your mouth, but I’m not listening hard enough to understand what they mean.
I did not say those exact words. I actually couldn't hear the words coming out of you're mouth, because my brain couldn't comprehend what you were saying. - NOT THE CRICKET
Andy Bakun
Let's take the one thing that is difficult to debug when it fails, like system startup, and make it opaque.
Saw this cute little wagon being towed by a mobility scooter at Minnesota State Fair. A good idea I think
SURFACE - little red wagon.JPG
One of the women that lives near me who takes her electronic wheelchair to the store has something like that attached as well. Looks pretty handy, really. - Jennifer Dittrich
Andy Bakun
How the fuck do you debug these systemd failures? Remember when you could look at a file to figure out what it was doing?
Andrew C (✔)
"@heyjennyyoung: An online first-person shooter that's just tryouts for becoming a US drone pilot." - THE LAST STARFIGHTER, but depressing.
If you think about it, that's pretty much Ender's Game, right? But instead of the home world of sapient insectoids, the protagonist is targeting a developing country populated by brown and/or black people. - Victor Ganata
Similarly, didn't they have gamers unwittingly pilot real drones in IRON MAN 2? - Andrew C (✔)
And "Toys." - Jennifer Dittrich
what was the 80s film with the chimpanzees piloting strike drones? - Big Joe Silence
Is that different from the Matthew Broderick/Helen Hunt movie with chimps flying flight simulators while getting really irradiated? - Victor Ganata
that's probably what i'm thinking of. - Big Joe Silence
Project X - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So basically every movie made on the past 200 years. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I feel like it would actually have to be a really dark comedy. Something like *Catch 22* except with drones. Or a mashup between "Office Space" and "Saving Private Ryan". - Victor Ganata
Michael Bay could make it in a completely straightforward rah-rah-rah way. - Andrew C (✔)
Well straightforward in terms of the denouement (the good guys win in the end) and straightforward in terms of product placement but judging from his latest efforts, the plot will be anything but. - Victor Ganata
Kevin Johnson
Today I'm hosting a Chef Summit at work (yes, the config-mgmt kind, not the food kind). Expecting 250 attendees, with catered food and door prizes. I managed to line up the Chef CTO as the keynote. Going to be crazy awesome!!! You should be jealous.
*jealous* - imabonehead
I was amazed that I was able to get the Chef CTO lined up. He's basically giving the keynote he did at ChefConf 2013. Worth a watch if you haven't seen it. - Kevin Johnson
So the videos will eventually be posted publicly? - imabonehead
Unlikely for this event (but I'll be asking), but the ConfConf 2013 keynote is on youtube. - Kevin Johnson
What no outside invitations? Whats the deal? Throw some knife love.. ;) - Me
The summit was awesome. Adam Jacob knocked it out of the park. - Kevin Johnson from Android
*jealous^2* - imabonehead
Andy Bakun
First, you hate computers. Then you realize it's really software that you hate. Finally you accept that you just hate people.
Eric - Poppa Large
The original Kindle reader came out 7 yrs ago. Why do the readers and apps still not show which chapter you’re currently reading?
Good question, especially since competing apps (like Oyster) do so. You do finally get page numbers with the newer Kindle books, but the older ones are still just by reference location. - Jennifer Dittrich
RT @cuteemergency: When someone you don't like tries to make a joke.
RT @cuteemergency: When someone you don't like tries to make a joke.
A/K/A me in a number of meetings. - LB.
Todd Hoff
Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone - Vox -
Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone - Vox
"If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap. It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap. It might sound crazy: conventional wisdom is that caffeine interferes with sleep. But if you caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less, you can exploit a quirk in the way your both sleep and caffeine affect your brain to maximize alertness. Here's the science behind the idea." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
It's science! - Todd Hoff
Steve C Team Marina
I got to unwrap my birthday gifts this morning at 2am and 6am courtesy of the little person. They were still fresh, he is so thoughtful that way. I am still awaiting the marching bands and dancing girls.
Wait, wait, wait. It's your birthday? Really? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! - Soup in a TARDIS
He gave of himself. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy birthday, Steve! - Anika
Happy birthday, Steve. - Betsy
Happy birthday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday! - LB.
Happy Birthday, Steve! - MoTO: Team Marina
Marvelous Natal Anniversary, Sex Panther! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, Steve :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happiest Being Born Day! (also #LOLSpidra) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Happy birthday, Steve! - Corinne L
Happiest of birthdays! - Jed
happy bday, sir! - holly #ravingfangirl
Happy Birthday!! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Janet
You got super smelly lumps of coal for your birthday?! - Kristin
Happy Birthday! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Not so super smelly yet Kristin no solid foods yet apparently it's something I have to look forward to. Maybe from Santa for Christmas. Thanks everyone. - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday, Steve. Much love to you and wishes for an awesome year ahead. - Tamara J. B.
Happy Birthday Steve! - Tamara, #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday, Steve! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Hap-py birth-day, mis-ter pres-i-dent. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Whew! Thank goodness for small miracles! Happy Birthday! I hope you get super smelly lumps of coal for Christmas from your little dude. :D - Kristin
Happy Steve Day!!! I'm glad you were born. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Big Joe Silence
Happy Birthday! - Rodfather
Happy Birthday! - NOT THE CRICKET
Happy birthday :) - Eivind from Android
Happy birthday, Steve! :D - Jenny H. from Android
Eric - Poppa Large
Arby's Now Charging $2.99 To Let Customers Go Behind Counter, Grab Handfuls Of Roast Beef -
Arby's Now Charging $2.99 To Let Customers Go Behind Counter, Grab Handfuls Of Roast Beef
""We're thrilled to announce an exciting new dining option that lets customers step right into our kitchen and dig hands-first into our famous slow-roasted beef," spokesman Gavin Milne said while standing in front of a cardboard cutout that depicted Oven Mitt—the Arby's mascot—cupping a steaming mound of beef slices. "As soon as we ring up your transaction, you have 15 seconds to grab all the meat you can carry, and however much you manage to bring back across the counter is yours to eat—all for under $3! Who could resist?"" - Eric - Poppa Large from Bookmarklet
That pic cracked me up. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
If you like the pic then you might like this article: - Brian Johns
I did like that! Cool read, thanks Brian :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Andy Bakun
Do you wanna build a snowman? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
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