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Ken Morley
The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated -
The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated
Most segregated: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 0.478, Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 0.462, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 0.455 - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
Least segregated: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 0.274, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 0.299, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 0.319 - Ken Morley
That feels about right (even extending that down here.) You've got expensive houses, mid-range neighborhoods, and low-income housing mixed in together. It would probably be even more integrated, but there's been a surge in lower-income rental apartments, and those are a lot more population dense. - Jennifer Dittrich
Victor Ganata
The more I think about it, the more it seems Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) are basically just like any other electronic deposit account, except without the protections. (No fraud protection, no FDIC, etc., etc.) You might as well mail people gold through the USPS.
At least you get a tracking number. - Tinfoil 2.0
If it's good enough for Jimmy Carter... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I also think it's a way to avoid taxation. We have a goods and services tax which is 10%. I am yet to get a firm answer from any vendor who deals with Bitcoin locally (coffee shops etc) or people I know who deal in Bitcoin locally if they pay/collect that GST on their transactions. - Johnny from iPhone
I guess if you never cash out and use your accumulated Bitcoin to buy things directly, you're fine, but you'll get taxed the moment you convert back to a fiat currency (although perhaps at more favorable rates) - Victor Ganata
But that's the thing, if I buy a coffee, the business is suppose to collect the GST. It's essentially a black market tool. If it exists as a batter method that's outside our taxation system, that could have implications for businesses - Johnny from iPhone
Yeah, it's going to be pretty jurisdiction dependent. In the U.S., at least, the IRS hasn't given any specific recommendations yet. From what I understand, if they rule it's a currency, then it gets taxed as earned income. If they rule it's a commodity, then it gets taxed as capital gains. As far as sales tax works, I have no idea how the states and municipalities are going to handle it. - Victor Ganata
The small print I've seen on a live "we accept Bitcoin" ad in SF mentioned that taxes are assessed as the exchange rate is calculated, at whatever the local rate is - so the customer does pay whatever tax they'd be responsible for. That was a very visible, commercial deployment, however. - Jennifer Dittrich
Eric - Watch Me Now
The Brutal Ageism of Tech via @tnr @servicenow is this true?
The Brutal Ageism of Tech via @tnr @servicenow is this true?
Joy - Me
"is this true?" Hard to believe that question can even be asked. Especially now that the Supremes have essentially gutted any protection against age discrimination. - Walt Crawford
Ask Dave Winer about it. - Akiva
Spidra Webster
Which is Worse: A Game of Thrones Spoiler, or Detention? -
Which is Worse: A Game of Thrones Spoiler, or Detention?
"A French mathematics teacher is said to have devised a powerful technique for keeping classroom chatter to a minimum: Whenever his class gets too noisy, he simply writes a spoiler from Game of Thrones on the board. As in: "Oh, you haven't finished reading A Storm of Swords? LET ME TELL YOU EVERYONE WHO DIES." According to Belgium's Nieuwsblad, the teacher, at wits end with his noisy class, asked which of his students watched Game of Thrones. Around three quarters of the students raised their hands. "Well, I've read all the books," the teacher replied. "If there's too much noise, I will write the names of the dead on the board. They are enough to fill the whole year and I can even describe how they die." When students in the class decided to test him, he delivered on his word, writing the names of everyone killed through the end of the series' third season, "for those who [had] not seen it." This resulted in what one student described as "a religious silence" for the rest of the... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I just placed my wedge-shaped mattress topper on my bed, complete with fresh flannel sheets. I sense that the nap bus is heading my way. Hopefully it has seatbelts 'cuz I'm afraid I'll slide out of bed if I'm not strapped in!
Also, "fitted" sheets aren't fitted for this situation. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Just to explain, the wedge-shaped mattress topper will hopefully minimize the borderline sleep apnea issues I have. Fingers crossed. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
[Next morning] I do believe I slept for 7+ hours last night! I can't remember the last time that happened. We may be on to something here... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Very nice. Yeah, I have an adjustable bed with a really thick mattress, and I have to put the fitted sheet back on every morning (on top of the fact that I usually have to buy special sheets with extremely "deep pockets"). It's a bummer, but it's worth it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
My then-spouse used those elastic mitten keeper strap things (with a metal clip on each end to attach the mitten to the coat sleeve) to attach the edge of the sheet on side to the edge on the adjacent side (across the corner underneath the mattress) and that worked pretty well. (I don't think I could have used more words to describe that even if I were getting paid by the word.) Anyway,... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
If it works then the sheets are a minor problem. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Yeah, by the time the "tooth wear" problem shows up, the sheets are probably ready for the rag bin (or the paint cloth bin.) It beats waking up in the middle of the night feeling like you're being choked or kidnapped by the elastic of your now-unbound fitted sheet. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I have to immediately jump the nap bus when I change the bedding. Athletic sleep training. - Janet from FFHound!
Thanks Laura! That's just the ticket! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Janet, that's a good way to think of it. I feel better about it now. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I made my own, similar to the ones LB posted, from sew-in garters that I bought at a fabric store. Just sewed 2 together so they had the clips at both ends. Much better quality clips that way. Also went 1 size up so that I am putting queen size sheets on a full sized mattress. That took care of the issue with the corners not being deep enough. - April Russo
Mike Nencetti
Victor Ganata
I wonder how far away we are from a cheap chromosomal microarray test that can quickly tell us who will and will not respond to certain common medications.
Probably never, though, since all the DNA chip companies are moving on to quick, cheap full sequencing. - Victor Ganata
Mike Nencetti
Food Frenzy Digest
White Chocolate-Dipped, Cherry Pecan Cookies (By: Erica's Recipes)
White Chocolate-Dipped, Cherry Pecan Cookies (By: Erica's Recipes)
Ken Morley
Retirement bucket list
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I want to be the guy who pressure washes this... I really like to pressure wash. :) - Ken Morley
Kindred spirit. I want to drive those little trucks that tamps down the asphalt. - Anika
Ken and Anika. I have a great summer vacation for you both! We need new driveway stone, Anika can run the roller equipment. Ken, my deck and home are in serious need of power washing. I will provide room, meals, beverages! - Janet
*taps chin thoughtfully* Hmmmm.... - Anika
Think about those beverages! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'll need to finish this first, but you're #2 on the list Janet. :) - Ken Morley
Ahhh, the smell of cooling asphalt in the morning. I could get behind that Anika. - Ken Morley
LB: Ratchet Bear
Mike Nencetti
Busy lately. - Mike Nencetti from iPhone
Didn't work. - Doge Joe
Victor Ganata
"Warning: warp core breach: a lot sooner than you think."
Aint that a bitch. - Me
" don't have to take MY word for it!" - Big Joe Silence
Victor Ganata
I realize I never really paid attention to this the first time I watched Voyager, but there's a lot of development of archetypal mother-daughter and older sister-younger sister relationships.
Family... they are a bitch. - Me
Victor Ganata
Geez, EMH, you can tell a programmer and not a physician wrote your code. There are a lot of stages between hypoxia and necrosis, you know.
Meh... Symantecs.. Developers don't care for it in any case. They ignore what is required and move towards what they seek. Its a bad mindset. - Me
Victor Ganata
I never really thought about how much more f-ed up the daydreams of AIs might be compared to how already f-ed up the daydreams of biologically-based intelligences are.
LOL, the EMH is imagining what Voyager would be like if it were armed with a Reflex Cannon/Reaction Weapon like the SDF-1/Macross. - Victor Ganata
Eric - Watch Me Now
I found the source of my CPU hog in Chrome. The @kaspersky link checker extension. You bad little malware checker you.
Sometimes anti-virus is the virus. - John (bird whisperer)
Oh. I wonder if that's hogging any of my CPU or RAM. I'll have to look into that. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Kevin Fox
Mandatory SSL for Gmail is great, but most email still comes to - and leaves - Gmail's servers in cleartext. No true end-to-end encryption.
cf. Matt Cutts' post: Gmail is moving to encrypted even while moving internally: \\ Suddenly the Twiiter firehose to FF seems to turned on, what's happening? - Adriano
ronin I Don't Always Test My Code Funny Adult T-Shirt Tee: Clothing - I Don't Always Test My Code Funny Adult T-Shirt Tee: Clothing
Yup. ;-p - ronin from Bookmarklet
Dave Winer
Can we agree that it's really fucking lame to use your free speech to try to limit someone else's free speech? Please!
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"You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind." – Fred Rogers via @YouTube #MisterRogersDay
"You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind." – Fred Rogers via @YouTube #MisterRogersDay
Kevin C. Tofel
RT @declanm: MSFT accessed a blogger's Hotmail account to track down product leaks w/o receiving court order or legal process Me: Scroogled!
Victor Ganata
OK, that's eerie. How is Friendfeed pulling in my Twitter stuff again when I had accidentally disconnected it and was never able to hook them back up again?
Haunted house, haunted feed. - Spidra Webster
Something was restored from a previous backup? - Me
Twitter turns on the otherwise deprecated API 1.0 every now and then, and that's what FF's direct Twitter integration still uses. - Andrew C (✔)
Ah, that makes sense. I realize it was Friendfeed-to-Twitter that I was thinking of, and I guess that's probably never going to use the new API. - Victor Ganata
I intentionally disconnected twitter from FFeed in an effort to reset. I was never able to get FF to recognize that I *had* a twitter account. Now that the twitter feed seems to be working again (however briefly), it still doesn't. *sigh* - MoTO Moca Blend
Mary Carmen
I can now cross off "dealing with a feverish baby" on my lists of parenting firsts.
:( I hope she feels better soon. - Tamara J. B.
yeah, not fun at all. hope she recovers soon. - MoTO Moca Blend
I hope little miss starts getting better soon. - Aden
:( i hope she feels better soon - Sir Shuping is just sir
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Poor li'l sweetie. Hope she's feeling better soon. - vicster: full-bodied
=( As a mommy of a little boy who STILL gets random fevers, I feel for you. Hopefully she's on the mend soon! - Yvonne
Already much better. She never was really that bad. She had a 101.5 temp, but was happy as a clam. It is the normal reaction to the DTaP. Tylenol has worked wonders. She is below 99 now and is very happy. Just chilling out. I, on the other hand, would like to sleep for 12 hours. - Mary Carmen
Also note how I didn't freak out and declare vaccines EVIL. Because I know how science and medicine work. - Mary Carmen
Glad she is better. I've already started worrying about Chloe's first. - Yolanda from Android
The first two sets she had no reaction. Then this one she did. All of my research indicates that this series of events is very, very, very normal and her reaction (low grade fever) is also the most common side effect. The biggest worry is watching her get the shots. I hate it for her. - Mary Carmen
Achievement Unlocked. Hope she feels better. - Me
Thank, I just pray all her future illnesses will be this swift. - Mary Carmen
I remember that scary feeling as their little bodies seem to elevate their temperature so quickly when trying to fight off whatever infection they have. Thank goodness they are resilient. And the good news is that this is all part of building immunity to serve them better in the future. Glad she's a happy baby (with happy parents) again. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
YEs, they do get sick very quickly. It seems like they can recover just as fast. I have my healthy girl back today, so I am happy. We shall celebrate by doing a light "3-miler" since mommy's back and legs are still on the mend. - Mary Carmen
Mary Carmen
Eagerly awaiting our first Box of Dread!
I can't wait to hear what you guys get in it! - Aden
It should be here this week. - Mary Carmen
Dave Winer
Sometimes a screen shot helps.
Am I the only one that thinks #Skrillex totally looks like he could be Corey Feldman's love-child?
Am I the only one that thinks #Skrillex totally looks like he could be Corey Feldman's love-child?
LB: Ratchet Bear
Happy birthday, Julian!
Happy birthday :) - Pete
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happiest of days! Do you have a special brew planned? - maʀtha from Android
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
YAY JULIAN! - MoTO Moca Blend
happy birthday, Julian!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Many happy returns, Julian! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday Julian! - Bruce Lewis
Happy birthday! - Jenny H.
Happy Bithday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy birthday hugs to Julian! - Steele Lawman
Happy Birthday, Julian! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday FF superstar - Steve C
Happy Birthday!!!! - lris
Happy day!! - YvonneM
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Where is the birthday lad? The candles on the cake are burning low - maʀtha
Happy Belated Birthday, Julian! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Happy Birthday, Julian :o) - Melly
Happy Birthday, Julian :) - Jen
Kevin Fox
I'm thrilled by what Android Wear means for the wearable industry but, if fragmentation was a problem before, it's gonna get worse.
Ken Gidley
Had some episodes of vertigo over the past 24 hours when tilting my head. Dr. diagnosed me over the phone, and prescribed YouTube for cure. And it worked. Life is weird.
Video of how to do the cure: - Ken Gidley
After reading about this, I'm 95% sure other FF'ers treated themselves this way - Kevin Fox maybe? - Ken Gidley
Wow. How do you feel now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fine after 3 minutes of 'repositioning my ear rocks' :) - Ken Gidley
Before I did the 'maneuver', I could make the room spin by tilting my head to the left. After, I can't reproduce the effect. - Ken Gidley
I love living in the future. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Kevin had the same thing. Used the exact same video. It took a few times but it worked. So awesome. - Rachel Lea Fox
bump for Tamara - Ken Gidley
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