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Glen Campbell
WTF? I have a fully paid copy of @OmniFocus 2 for iPad that has "expired" and says I need to install a new build.
That's some BS right there. One of the things I really hate about the iOS ecosystem is crap like that. When I buy an app, it better stay boughten. - Spidra Webster
They responded; apparently they left their beta expiry code in when they published the final release version. I haven't seen an update yet, however. - Glen Campbell
Mary Carmen
If FF were high school, who would you take to the prom?
Love this question ... Would totally get myself in trouble with my answer :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would probably be in the band. But, if not, I would probably be one of the guys lined up asking joey or LB (almost certainly unsuccessfully). - Glen Campbell
Maybe Helen. Or Melly. - Glen Campbell
Or Jenny H. She's hot. - Glen Campbell
Ok, just being honest, I'd be eternally grateful if one of the girls merely glanced in my direction. - Glen Campbell
Hm, Jandy and I went to the same college. And we were both English Lit majors. - Glen Campbell
Zulema. Definitely Zulema. Maybe. - Glen Campbell
I'm too cool for a prom. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I would go with a bunch of FF girls - T-ra, Tamara J, MC, Colleen, Jill, Holly, Jenn D, Tinypants, Starmama, Katy S, Spidra, Zulema, Shannon, Melly, and Jenny would definitely need to be in that group - and whisper with them about which boys we really like. (ETA: I keep adding names) - Corinne L
I'm sneaking in the booze. - SAM
Ummm...I'd stand bashfully against the wall - Sir Shuping is just sir
B!! - Janet
Ok, if this were really high school, I wouldn't actually have a date. Or be at the prom. But, hey, a guy can dream, can't he? - Glen Campbell
Oh, do I get to wear my tux with tails and cummerbund matching Chuck Taylors again? (Yes, I'm dodging the original question.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Corinne - We will all girl-dance together! - Katy S
I don't do proms - Kevin Johnson
Exactly, Katy! Cue the 80s music and bad 80s dance moves - I am READY! *looks for AquaNet and a fluffy taffeta dress* - Corinne L
I might need a bubble skirt with a hoop in it to keep it floofy. - Katy S
MOTO....Cause I know he knows how to party on the dance floor! - Hedgehog from Android
Hedgie wins! #rumpshaker - The First NoeLB from Android
Never went to a prom. - Friar Will
You, of course. - Holly's favorite Anna
I will arm wrestle Hedgie for a prom date with B!!! - Janet from FFHound!
I would want entirely too many of y'all to be my date. - The First NoeLB from Android
I first read that as 'take to pr0n' and was like 0_0. - Ken Gidley
Short list: either Zulema, Jennifer Dittrich, Tamara, Val, or Kristin. Whichever would want to go with an old bunneh. - Steven Perez
I think Lisa would be a fun prom date. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have to pick just one??! - Melly Claus #anticaper
I'd do the same thing I did in high school: skip prom, and go to King's Dominion (or, maybe I'd change things up and go to Hershey Park) with my best friend(s), instead. Who's coming with me? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
who would i be taking? you mean who would be on the long list of girls (since we're talking high school here) telling me to get lost? i think it'd be short only cos i'd give up after the third attempt. i'd be the mopey long-haired dude in black hanging out next to one of the PA columns at the dance. - Big Joe Silence
Sir Shuping. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Joe Silence. - Melly Claus #anticaper
The Friar (is that allowed?) - Melly Claus #anticaper
Melly and t-ra would be among them, that's for certain. others as well, but i.. i... *stammers, then runs away backstage to read the manual for the mixing console for comfort* - Big Joe Silence
Not Eric, because he'd be at Sammy Hagar's B'day Bash without me. - Melly Claus #anticaper
The Bird Whisperer. - Melly Claus #anticaper
If Helen says no to Glen, then him. - Melly Claus #anticaper
I could be here all day. - Melly Claus #anticaper
I go with who I went with last time. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
*saves a dance with Melly* - Steven Perez
Yes, Melly, it is allowed. If only you had been in my high school. :^) - Friar Will
Stag. I'd go stag. It's for the best, really ;) - Brent Schaus
At my school, !984 is known as "The Year Without a Prom" because nobody wanted to go. We don't do proms. :P That was the year they started doing the Senior Cruise, because it was easier to drag us all on a ship and take us out to sea for the night, after graduation, than it was to get us to buy a prom ticket. - April Russo
Y'all make me blush!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I would ask Shevonne to join the girl's party with me. I'm surprisingly shy when it comes to asking men out sadly. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Amanda. She's my home girl for always and eternity. But I'll dance with EVERYONE. I love dancing. :D - Jenny H. from Android
^I'm on FF... - Eivind
Hush, boy. SOOKEH'S MAAAAAHN. Er, I mean. JENNEH'S MAAAAAHN. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
:DDD - Jenny H.
Johnny, but he's wearing the dress. - Mo Kargas
Megan I think. She'd probably be singing with the band and I'd have lots of cred but then I'd spend most of my time spiking the punch with Scott and I'd try and look up Johnny's dress and there'd be a scene and I'd get in trouble. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I'd definitely be in Corinne's Grrrl Crew and attempt to shimmy my way across the dance floor to have at least one dance with everyone I wanted to based on which song was playing. Depending on how much spike B and Scott managed to get into the punch, I'd probably try to steal more than a few kisses before the end of the night. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just want an invite to the after party. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
KeshaB623 of course. Happy Wife. Happy life. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Johnny's no stranger to donning frocks. - Melly Claus #anticaper
I'm in Corinne's girl gang and we're gonna take a bunch of ratchet pics. Then I'm going outside to smoke weed with whoever wants to have some. Then I go inside & dance with all the boys who came stag. Then I dance with the boys who have dates. Then I dance with their dates. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Don't kids go to Denny's and such after prom? I've never been but seen drunk fancy dressed kids at all nite joints plenty of times. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama is an equal opportunity prom attendee. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I didn't go to my senior prom (heart broken because the girl I wanted to go with was forbidden from going with me by her parents). I regret that to this day. My friends said they had a blast. I ended up going with her the summer after my Freshman year though. Took one of her friends as a favor to her but still got to dance with my girl so I was on cloud 9. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you have to have a date to go to prom? I went solo to my senior formal - my date got in trouble and wasn't allowed to go (he later ended up in jail). - Melly Claus #anticaper
No, Melly. And you are definitely in the girl gang. Though if you keep sneaking off with boys we are going to talk about you. *stops to pose for ratchet pic with Starmama & t-ra* *whispers about boys by punch bowl* - Corinne L
Someone took my date, and no one asked me so ICE CREAM at my house :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
me and Starmama apparently do prom the same way. of course. also, I'd be plotting how to get Shannon into a slow dance with her dream date. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Colleen. I never went to my prom, actually. - Jed from iPhone
Penguin - she could teach me to dance followed by Anne, Jessie, Kelly, Andi, and Tamara as they are all confirmed fun. Oh and Jenny for nature brains and superwoman stories. - Steve C Team Marina
Can I be the DJ? - Steven Perez
You & Eric should both DJ! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dream date might hurt himself laughting ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Eric - ill subliminal
Did you ever own a 45 record? If you did, name one.
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To my shame: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - The Carpenters. - Friar Will
Blondie - One Way or Another. Bought at the drug store in my grandma's town. I bought Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute at the same time. I bought them solely on the way the label looked (MCA and WB). - Eric - ill subliminal
Sure. My first 45s were my mom and aunt's old 45s from the '50s. Including a Sun 45 of "Great Balls of Fire". First 45 I received as a gift was "Fly, Robin, Fly". First 45rpm I bought with my own $ was "Walking on Thin Ice" by Yoko Ono (I bought plenty of LPs before that...but I was 15 before I bought a 45.) - Spidra Webster
Rock Around the Clock. Wake Up, Little Susie. Every Day. Peggy Sue. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Disco Duck. - Joe
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 (can't remember the B-side), The Beatles - Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever (mono), Tubby The Tuba... quite a few more, not including the fsckloads of "PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY" and/or "NOT FOR SALE" label-owned 45s i inherited from my maternal grandfather who was a radio engineer for WNBC and later WMCA in NY from the 30s til the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Wow, those WNBC era 45s must be quite the collection. - Eric - ill subliminal
"One Of My Turns" was the B-side to that PF single. yeah, there's some amazing stuff in his collection. also alot of his personal 78s in those boxes as well. too bad i no longer have a turntable that plays 78s! - Big Joe Silence
The first music I ever bought were two 45s. I Yam What I Yam by Robin Williams with He Needs Me by Shelly Duvall on the B side. Lady by Kenny Rogers. I bought them at Payless Drug Store. I must have been 6 years old. - Rodfather from Android
We have a whole bunch of them in the living room. I couldn't tell you what's on any of them. When I was kid? Damn...I know there was an EWF one. The hundreds of others? Never got to touch them. - Anika
Karma Kameleon. - bentley
"But Not Tonight" by Depeche Mode. Among others. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Some Hiphop 45s, Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator. Tone Loc - Wild Thing, Young MC - Bust a Move, Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (which got warped sitting in a hot car). - Eric - ill subliminal
True Blue by Madonna - limited edition blue vinyl. I still have it & all my 45s from the 70s & 80s. - Corinne L
The strangest one I own may be a European Hiphop group BVSMP - I Need You where the lyrics are split between the A side and B side. - Eric - ill subliminal
Half the 45s I bought were Doctor Who related, apparently. - bentley
Redbone "Come & Get Your Love" - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
So many 7 inches! It's the punk rock way. Or used to be anyhow. My first one? I think it was the Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen single? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
i still occasionally get 45s (both singles and EPs) in the post from current bands via friends. it's not a dead format! - Big Joe Silence
Janet Jackson - Control. - Jenny H. from Android
I hoard them like Pokemon. - kendrak from Android
Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells) - Janet
My first 45 was American Pie. I had good taste even back then. - Glen Campbell
All By Myself--Eric Carmen. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I still do own a few. The first 45 I bought on my own (not pilfered from my mom's collection) was Sweet Home Alabama (I was going through a phase, I've since cured myself of it). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
So many to choose from: Cut The Cake by AWB comes to mind. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
When i was a lil kid I used the 45 to listen to the Fairy Tales using this http://www.ildeposito.it/img... - Xabaras (G.O.)
Back in the mid 80s, we had a jukebox filled with 45s. Luckily for us, the local Sound Warehouse had 45s, so finding party music was never a problem. - Steven Perez
I still have about 15 of my 45s. First one that came to mind is Minnie Riperton - Here We Go. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think my first 45 was Rocky Mountain High. My brother had the 45 for 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - it was in constant play. - Elizabeth Brown
Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones. - Son of Groucho
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. I still have all my 45's along with all of my parents' 45's. Love that stuff. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock was the first record I ever bought. I would have been 12. I can't remember what was on the flip side. - Ken Morley
I'm pretty sure the first 45 I got was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976. - Steele Lawman
Yes, Steele, that was the one we listened to incessantly. I also remember just where it developed a skip. Good times. - Mama Lawson
<3 mom. - Steele Lawman
The first one I ever bought was Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre in '77 or so.. My brother and I loved the song. But we hated the B-Side, Girl's School. - Stephen Mack
Panama/Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen - Brent Schaus
Passion by Bang The Drum. - Melly Claus #anticaper
I have tons of them. Just grabbing the first one (in the dark): Tequilla - The Champs / Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline - April Russo
My radio show right now is nothing but. - kendrak from Android
I'll name 3: Julian Lennon- Too Late For Goodbyes/Let Me Be, Tears for Fears- Shout/??, Power Station- Get It On/Go to Zero. And I'm pretty sure all three of them are either in our garage or my parent's basement! - Elena
Hound Dog Elvis and Tutti Fruiti Little Richard I'm a Man Bo Diddley - Ned Hamson
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @iusebiro: Good point, and incredibly disappointing. -Apple promised an expansive health app, so why can't I track menstruation? http://flip.it/fXzGc
RT @iusebiro: Good point, and incredibly disappointing. -Apple promised an expansive health app, so why can't I track menstruation? http://flip.it/fXzGc
You can track your height through the day, however. - Glen Campbell
which makes me wonder whether height changes during menstruation. - Kevin Johnson
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Does the glass not break when the iPhone bends though? How does the glass not break? I don't get that. I understand the metal bending though
Gorilla Glass - Glen Campbell
So does it bend or what? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Victor Ganata
I mean, rocket fuel, jet fuel, and gasoline are *way* more explosive than hydrogen gas, and we have no problems with filling vehicles with any of those.
It still cheeses me off that either city or state law prevents apartments in California from having either coal or propane BBQs, but you can park cars full of gasoline right next to (or under) them. - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, but there are problems with hydrogen. It burns between 1000-5000ºF and it's typically invisible. Can you imagine a firefighter responding to a car wreck where you have a fire that's invisible and yet melting the pavement and the aluminum car frames? - Glen Campbell
Wouldn't that cause a whole bunch of smoke and heat distortion in the air? The flames themselves are only a small portion of the visual cues they're using to determine safety. - Jennifer Dittrich
Would H2 combustion cause smoke? The only product is H2O. I guess everything else burning might make smoke. - Andrew C (✔)
It's the 'everything else on fire' that I'm thinking of. Metal, upholstery, pavement, plastic, whatnot. - Jennifer Dittrich
exactly. the hydrogen fire above the Hindenburgh was reddish becos of the rapidly oxidizing metal frame of the airship, not becos of any property of the combusting gas. - Big Joe Silence
The combustion of hydrogen gas by itself wouldn't create smoke, but if temperatures reach between 1000-5000°F lots of things in the surrounding environment are going to ignite and give off smoke. - Victor Ganata
I was kind of surprised that the autoignition temperature of hydrogen is as high as it is; 500 °C vs about 260 for gasoline. http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/fuels-i... - Ken Morley
Although I guess, to be fair, compressed hydrogen is going to be inherently explosive although not necessarily extremely flammable. - Victor Ganata
Melly Claus #anticaper
What's another term for "bokeh", or the name of a similar technique?
Depth of field - Johnny from iPhone
Single word. It's for a friends puzzle game, haha. - Melly Claus #anticaper
blur - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
I am made unreasonably happy by a new box of Kleenex.
Cold? Running nose? - Xabaras (G.O.)
Chest infection and runny nose, but getting better - Glen Campbell
Steven Perez
I'm at Kolache Stop in San Antonio, TX https://www.swarmapp.com/silas21...
I'm at Kolache Stop in San Antonio, TX https://www.swarmapp.com/silas216/checkin/541c2453498eed7dfb4583e8?s=sPSN0waAOFMwxPODAKHAUqBEUh8&ref=tw
I have got to find that place someday - Glen Campbell
Mmm, it's good. - Steven Perez
Andrew C (✔)
RT @johncleese: The DM reminds its readers yet again that I have been married a lot.I would like to remind them that during the 30s,the DM supported Hitler
DM = Daily Mail? - John (bird whisperer)
Yep. Well, or The Daily Mississippian. I'm guessing the first one. - Jennifer Dittrich
DM = Dungeon Master - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
ACHIVEMENT UNLOCKED. Just had my first $25 bowl of macaroni and cheese.
Was it also filled with lobster? Or just that good of cheese? - Jennifer Dittrich
It was room service at the Millenium Hilton, across the street from the World Trade Center. No lobster, just mac and 5 cheeses. - Glen Campbell
Ah, room service - that makes total sense. The 'bring it to me while I sit in comfort' tax :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Room service, where it also costs $8 to get a 10 oz. glass of orange juice. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Andrew C (✔)
RT @david_j_roth: The NFL has had a bad couple weeks. I think this is because the NFL is itself kind of extremely bad. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl...
RT @david_j_roth: The NFL has had a bad couple weeks. I think this is because the NFL is itself kind of extremely bad. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/9/16/6122627/nfl-power-adrian-peterson-ray-rice-roger-goodell
good article - Steve C Team Marina
But they're a non-profit organization! - Glen Campbell
Glen++ - Andrew C (✔)
"You guys are cattle, and we're the ranchers. And ranchers can always get more cattle." - Brent Schaus
Micah
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
RT @aptly_engineerd: San Diego’s school district has acquired a 14-ton mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle: https://news.vice.com/article... http://t.co/MSZFM9ZYXE
RT @aptly_engineerd: San Diego’s school district has acquired a 14-ton mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle: http://bit.ly/1qtvpKv http://t.co/MSZFM9ZYXE
What the hell? - Katy S
I'm guessing that San Diego schools have lots of mines. - Glen Campbell
Our county got a big military surplus vehicle and they're making it into a bookmobile and computer lab - Christina Pikas from iPhone
SKIPPING ENGLISH CLASS AGAIN? WE'RE COMING AFTER YOU. - Just another Bubba
Jessie
Noisy clarinet blamed for neighbor's alleged threat - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com - http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...
Noisy clarinet blamed for neighbor's alleged threat - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com
"A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring back yard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside. Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been drinking before allegedly threatening the children Wednesday afternoon. The Daily Sentinel reports that the boy told Pifer that he was practicing the clarinet as part of his homework and couldn't go back inside his grandmother's house because a baby was sleeping. There were six other children in the back yard with him. Several of them reported that Pifer also pointed a gun at them and yelled "Fire in the hole!" as they ran away." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Clarinet? Seems reasonable. - Glen Campbell
I have trumpet player on one side, a drummer on another and a bassist behind me. Three years of practice and they still suck. I can understand, but wouldn't go that far. - Anika
I used to practice my piccolo outside, because it was just too much inside the house. No one ever, ever complained, except the dogs. - Kirsten
Glen Campbell
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: today, for the first time, I had a videoconference with someone on a moving bus.
I don't understand the question. - Glen Campbell
Andrew C (✔)
The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/health...
The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious - The Atlantic
"For at least 70 years, the Red Delicious has dominated apple production in the United States. But since the turn of the 21st century, as the market has filled with competitors—the Gala, the Fuji, the Honeycrisp—its lead has been narrowing. Annual output has plunged. And even still, a gap is growing between supply and demand from American consumers. Earlier this month, Todd Fryhover, the president of the Washington Apple Commission—whose growers produce the majority of apples in the United States—recommended that this harvest, up to two-thirds of the state’s Red Delicious yield be exported." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
I'm not surprised - I only ever see them in the big supermarkets, and they're nowhere near as prevalent there as other varieties. - Jennifer Dittrich
I feel like I'm the only one who likes them for baking. Other reds seem to get too mushy or don't hold as much sweetness. - Anika
A number of years ago, I had the sweetest, most delicious apple I've ever had, and it was a Red Delicious. I've tried them time and again, and none of them reach that level of quality. - Glen Campbell
Glen, I've had a few like that, it just seems so hit or miss - where with some other varieties, like Pink Lady, I tend to have more consistent luck. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think I've only had one Red Delicious that I've liked. The rest have been bland or mealy. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm with Glen -- sometimes the very best apple available is red delicious, because when they're good, they're exceptionally good. Sadly, most of them are bland or mealy as John says. Lately I have been hooked on the mutsu variety one of the farmer market's vendors sells. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack
Red Delicious is mis-named - it's NOT delicious! Now Honeycrisp, THOSE are delicious! But crazy expensive too. - Ken Gidley
Victor Ganata
How Google came up with a mobile payment system first but people are only talking about it now that Apple has announced their own system is pretty much how privilege works, no?
No. Competition to establish mindshare is not the equivalent of privilege. - Glen Campbell
First has never mattered. Fast follower is many ways the best strategy. It allows you to make something that works simply and securely. Android suffers from fragmentation. Equally important is Apple could build relationships with companies on the ground so it works where you want to use it. This notion that everyone who succeeds only does so out of privilege is pernicious. - Todd Hoff
Well, I think it's a little premature to say Apple has "succeeded" with mobile payments and that there are people who are saying that they already have also seems like a feature of privilege. - Victor Ganata
And neither am I saying that all privilege is unearned. - Victor Ganata
But mainly I'm making an analogy with a more generalized phenomena I see all the time: the ideas and the arguments of the unprivileged (or less privileged) often need the backing of the (more) privileged to see the light of day. - Victor Ganata
Casting Google as underprivileged in this regard would be the same as casting Apple as underprivileged in the PDA market because of what happened with the Newton, or Microsoft because of the Zune. Both were good devices that were aimed at the wrong audience at the wrong time, and both featured technologies that were suddenly revolutionary when they were implemented later on by different... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
They have succeeded at making something simple and secure. That never guarantees adoption. We'll have to see about that. And there are plenty of tech examples that succeed without privilege. But when you are talking about complex systems at every level that require buy in from powerful organizations, you need clout. And that's not even enough. A trust fund is privilege. Hundreds of... more... - Todd Hoff
I think if you were arguing that any of the gigantic tech companies have areas where the media give them leeway, I'd agree - because let's face it, nobody's tiny point of sale company is getting the press here, even though they're going to be the backbone of a lot of change. I just feel like they all have their branding mythologies, and they all leverage them more or less successfully depending on the product. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I'm really more focused on the perception aspect: the effectiveness of PR, the way the press reacts, the leveraging of branding mythology. Past successes are no guarantee of future results, but that's hardly how it's being painted. - Victor Ganata
Meg VMeg
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
I can't remember the last time I had an RC Cola. - Steele Lawman
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - http://moonpie.com/general... - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. http://rccolawinchester.com/ - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Steven Perez
One day, I'm going to do a study that confirms the link between high pollen count and increased levels of stupidity in traffic.
That would imply that the lowest levels of stupidity in San Antonio are in the last half of November and, frankly, I just don't see it. - Glen Campbell
Unless you're trying to get out of town. - Steven Perez from Android
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
"dropping a bit of paper into a box and it appearing on the other side of the world a few days later? That was true magic." @shelbelle94
from "The Moment of Everything" - Glen Campbell
holly #ravingfangirl
neat! got a hit in the unclaimed property database!
and this address the company had... i don't even know what they were thinking. - holly #ravingfangirl
Ooh! What do you have coming to you? - The First NoeLB from Android
$$$$$ more than $100 is all I know right now. i'll take it! - holly #ravingfangirl
W00t! - The First NoeLB from Android
$1900 !!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yowza! Extra ice cream sundae! - Marie
holy crap! - Meg VMeg
that's what i said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wowza! I have $62 I still need to claim. - laura x from iPhone
Hmm, feel like I'm missing out on something. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Nice! - The First NoeLB from Android
Huh...my little brother has some $$ in IN, just sent him an email about this. Also my great-uncle and his wife apparently have a fair amount, but I don't think I have any way to reach them. - Hedgehog
What is this thing and how do I sign up? - lris
check your state's unclaimed property database. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
If you've ever lived or done business in other states, check theirs, too. I found one from when I lived in Michigan years ago. - bentley
oh yeah, that too! - holly #ravingfangirl
Andrew C (✔)
To avoid disappointment, never meet your heroes, or listen to them, or read about them, or perceive them in any way ever.
This is why you should only admire dead people. - Victor Ganata
Even then, they're gonna surprise you when their diaries emerge, or whatever else. - Andrew C (✔)
More specifically, dead people who have been dead for a long time, so that their more fervent fans have already destroyed all the incriminating evidence. :) - Victor Ganata
Shakespeare is ok, but JRR Tolkien is too soon. - Glen Campbell
Stephen Mack
POLL: Do you have paper maps in your car?
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(Image credit: Vintage 1968 Texaco Paper Road Map of Oregon, on sale for $3 on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing...) - Stephen Mack
My answer: Nope. Not for at least five years now. - Stephen Mack
Yes - one of WA, one of the US and Canada. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Yes, many from all over the place. - Todd Hoff
I still use paper maps. - John (bird whisperer)
yes. I keep one of Michigan roads just in case. I haven't needed it often. But the few times I have, it's been invaluable. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Of course. I didn't get a smart phone till a year ago and I much prefer a paper map. - bentley
Nope - Glen Campbell
Nope. They're under my bed. - Anika
yes. - Lnorigb
Nope. - Louis Gray
Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
For the record my car also has a tape deck. - Steve C Team Marina
probably ones I printed out from Google and neglected to throw away. - Steele Lawman
yes, I keep an atlas of the US in there - ellbeecee
Yes, several. - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Not anymore. I do have an atlas at home for getting a general sense of places I might want to visit. - Amit Patel
I should add, part of the reason I have a couple of paper maps are the couple of times I've been stuck somewhere needing directions when either my phone has died, or there's no service. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yes, mostly for CA, but I have east coast ones at home in the file cabinet. I think there are a few AAA guidebooks in the car, too, come to think of it. - Corinne L
Yes, absolutely, city maps where we drive frequently. CSAA even mails maps (since the nearby office closed). - Walt Crawford
I still have some Hagstrom county books from the 90's, but no car. :P - April Russo
I don't think so. It's entirely possible there are still one or two atlases in the ex-wife's car, though (which used to be mine). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I didn't realize it but yes, we do. Joy actually pulled one out of the glove box the other day and began using it! - Jim: meatvalve.
I have a small Yellow Pages which has a local street directory, and I think we have a Gold Coast map in there somewhere. - Melly Claus #anticaper
Yes. - joey
Yes I do. - Stefano. Wondarbroot
No. - Stephan
Nope. Last time was in 2010. - Kevin Johnson from Android
yes - Tamara J. B.
I did when I had a car. I never used them, but I liked them being there. Before GPS went crazy, I used maps religiously. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Nope. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yes (only for Rome. but wasn't opened in ages) - Xabaras (G.O.)
At home. GPS in car. - Janet from FFHound!
I've never owned a car. - Eivind
Yes paper maps still rock but then so does Onstar - WarLord
Glen Campbell
So my friend's novel is officially out today, and you all should read it. She's right up there with Steven King (I mean, literally, since her name is Shelly King, she's just to the left of him). It's called "The Moment of Everything" and it's about a high-tech worker, a used bookstore, and a cat, I think. http://shellyking.com/
Only read it if you like books. And love. Or cats. - Glen Campbell
I like two of the three. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
What if I like reading between the lines? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Glen Campbell
Man, I am so tired of Google Chrome. Why does it open links in a new window (instead of a tab)? Why does it beachball on Google Hangouts?
For the first, I think if you have Google Toolbox installed, you should have the ability to change that setting. Why it isn't there in the default installation, I have no idea. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think it's a bug. It actually opens links within the browser correctly; it's when you have a link from an external program (for example, email), it opens the link in a new window, then opens the default browser window on top of it, hiding the page you just opened. - Glen Campbell
Jandy
Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques http://goodreads.com/user_st...
Finished with Redwall, by Brian Jacques http://goodreads.com/user_status/show/48344557
My son loved this book. I need to read it. - Glen Campbell
I enjoyed it, Glen. Took me longer than I expected to really latch onto it, but I finished the last 120 pages in one day. - Jandy
Victor Ganata
Richard Dawkins: It would be ‘immoral’ not to abort a fetus with Down syndrome - Raw Story http://mobile.rawstory.com/all...
“I think the lesson of this episode is obvious,” he said. “We need to do much more rigorous prenatal screening for ignorant assholes.” - Glen Campbell
For him it may be immoral, but not for others. - Joe
They've added 'atheist' to the start of the title now. To emphasize the evil :) - Eivind
I wonder what it is that makes him want to say these kinds of things in such a repugnant way. - Victor Ganata
He seems to have a knack for it. I can't remember the last time I saw a non-Twitter related news item about him. - Eivind
Victor- it's a certain kind of Englishness. A self-confidence particularly brittle, married to a lack of filters. <airplane lady> or maybe he's just an asshole. - Pete
I mean, it's true that the one of the major reasons why we do prenatal screening is to look for Down syndrome and to allow women a chance to terminate pregnancy before viability, and I guess it's *technically* not eugenics since the risk of giving birth to a child with Down syndrome is more dependent on maternal age than heredity, but "immoral" to go to term with a child with Down syndrome? Hmm…. - Victor Ganata
I'd be hard-pressed to call it immoral to not abort a DS fetus, but I agree with everything else he has to say on the matter. - Hookuh Tinypants
The fact that he always falls back on "be rational not emotional" reminds me that just because he's a biologist, there are obviously parts of biology he doesn't know dick about. - Victor Ganata
Anyone who thinks other people should make rational decisions is a) a douche and b) unaware of their own irrationality and c) really, really wrong. - Deborah Fitchett
Don't get all rational now, Hookuh :) (I agree with you.) - Eivind
Just saying, guys like Dawkins who fly off the handle and get all defensive at the slightest hint of feeling attacked (justifiable or not) probably shouldn't try to bludgeon people with the "be rational not emotional" schtick. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Glen Campbell
TIL "Machete Kills" is a spin-off of "Spy Kids"
Spy kids? I thought it was spun out of the joke trailer in Grindhouse. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Not necessarily a spin-off, but definitely inter-connected in some ways (assuming the information in this wiki is accurate): http://spykids.wikia.com/wiki... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Machete was a character in Spy Kids many years before Grindhouse and Machete - same actor, same name. :P - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Glen Campbell
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