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Correct - Mo Kargas
Final cost: your nephew could do this for $200 and an Xbox in half the time - Mark Trapp
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Every cop is so indiscriminately & over-the-top corrupt on Gotham that it really makes holding a suspension of disbelief almost impossible.
It's kinda like a reverse Batman '66 where all the cops, including Commissioner Gordon, were so bubblegum that it's like they've never seen a regular murder or real crime. - Johnny
That's a good comparison. Between their collusion with organized crime, apathy towards resolving crimes in any direction, and their brutality towards suspects, it's seems like their only motivation is "I hate whatever Gordon likes and like anything Gordon doesn't." - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
Ahaha, my email about castoreum made it into the @giantbomb Bombcast (starts at 2:38:00):
Ahaha, my email about castoreum made it into the @giantbomb Bombcast (starts at 2:38:00):
(Castoreum is a food additive that can be used for vanilla or raspberry flavoring and comes from a beaver's anal gland.) - Mark Trapp
Mark said beaver, and anal, and gland. - Steve C, Team Marina
aaaaaaaah okay. - Micah
Soft-serve ice cream was invented because ice cream was too hard. You know what's too hard, people thought, ice cream—if it were only pre-melted for me. Life is hard enough.
Soft serve? Psh: my teeth aren't made of diamonds. Ice cream soup is where it's at. - Mark Trapp
Is ice cream really too hard? Or is it that most of us have puny lil' wrist joints? =p - rønin
There's a Ben & Jerry's in the freezer at work that's rock hard. I'm pretty sure I couldn't scoop any of it out to save my life. - Andrew C (✔)
*SPOILER ALERT* We're all going to die.
you know, I learned to stop fearing my own death after I realized that nobody gets out alive. - MoTO Boychick Devil
or dreading it anyway - MoTO Boychick Devil
Wow, thanks a lot: I've been saving that series for 31 years. - Mark Trapp
Say 'onboarding' one. more. time.
Mom! Micah's not onboard with the buzzwords! - Andrew C (✔)
When we finish onboarding the plane we can takeoff shortly. - Steve C, Team Marina
Wrong, Steve: you can offtake shortly - Walt Crawford
I had to go to onboarding training last month. The second session was particularly painful. - ellbeecee
If I say "onboarding" again, are you going to turn into a change agent? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
We're pivoting away from onboarding. It's now called reghacking. - Mark Trapp
"As thought leaders, we think that that our clients should onboard automagically..." - Brent Schaus
I'm getting a lot of push back from Micah in respect to onboarding. Definitely not a thought leader. - That's So CAJ!
You're not creating the optimal cross-functional, multi-platform synergy to facilitate a smooth onboarding paradigm. - Bren
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It’s comforting to see that—no matter what happens in the world—we can always use our choice of phone to feel superior to someone else.
Sent from my Motorola StarTAC - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My phone's version of 2048 doesn't let me get any higher than 2048 :( - Meg VMeg
Micah: hm, that's the 4th StarTAC reference I've seen today. Baader-Meinhof should make a phone. Meg: Need to upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus 6 Plus Lumia 4096 edition phone, for only a 3 year commitment and $679 MSRP! - Mark Trapp
I know my daughter would feel like a badass if she had one of these: - April Russo
And I would love to have one of these, and receive a call while on a bus or train: - April Russo
ELLO L - no real-time, "BUT WE GOT TIME TRAVEL."
:( :P'''' - Me
Nobody tell John Gruber. - Mark Trapp
Jeff Atwood will step up and tell him but. while. speaking. in. neither. an. aggressive. nor. passive-aggressive. but. possibly. mono- tone. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
uses markdown to format emails at work, every day --> - April Russo
I heard Jeff Atwood created Standard Ello... er, I mean Common Ello... er, I mean CommonEl... in 1994. - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
laziness in advertising: when the ad just tells you to google the organization name. O_o
Prove to us you're worthy. - Stephan from iPhone
eh, i think that's equally lazy, imo. - holly #ravingfangirl
Sounds like a great Google-bombing opportunity. - Mark Trapp
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Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: I’m very sorry, Portland.
Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: I’m very sorry, Portland.
It was damn hot while I was there this summer. But I grew up in portland and I remember it getting quite hot. - Todd Hoff
My experience is limited, but this summer was something else: lots of week-long stretches of low-to-mid 90 degree days. It reminded me of the stuff we'd get when I was living in New York: Portland even had a number of thunderstorms this year. In the other years that I've been here, there'd be 2 or 3 100+ days, but heat waves would only be 2-3 days long and there'd only be 3 or 4 in the season. - Mark Trapp
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RE: TouchID, it seems like even when it’s enabled, you can bypass it with the PIN or password, so again, what’s the point?
Ease of use. - rønin
I could see that if it worked every time. In setting up this new iPhone, I've been asked to authenticate about 15 or so times, but only 6 of those times was I prompted for TouchID. And it seems arbitrary as to which OS auth prompts are allowed to have TouchID: it's secure enough when changing billing information, but not secure enough when logging into iCloud? It's the same account! - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
So that was fun. Who’s up next? Catalonia? South Tyrol?
Cataluña certainly wants to have a referendum. - Spidra Webster
Looks like Venice is in the running, too: - Mark Trapp
Interesting. I hadn't heard of that but Lega Nord has long been about separating Italy. The North pimped the South out for years to get international aid in the '50s onward. But the aid was siphoned off and the well-off North would like to conveniently leave the South behind. At least that was my impression of things. - Spidra Webster
California? - Eivind
Anne Rand of Green Gables is a delightful tale in which we learn that you can hock current wine as raspberry cordial to minors because laissez faire and caveat emptor m*therfuckers!
Who is Gilbert Blythe? - Mark Trapp
"I believe in Crystal Light, therefore I am." —@descartes1980s
Descartes? George Berkeley is the choice of a new generation. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
The archeduke of escritoires! - Mark Trapp
♫ There's a little water spot on the wood today... ♫ - April Russo
Earl of End Table? - April Russo
The 'Duke of Drawers' sounds vaguely naughty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Count of Cabinet. - April Russo
Sovereign of Secretaires? - Laura
(LOL @ April's first comment.) - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
If you have an iPhone 5s and can help me by installing my (free) app to see if it works OR if it closes/crashes immediately, it would help me out enormously right now. Anyone?
Eh, it crashed for me but I'm running the latest iOS8 beta so may not be the best test case. - rønin
More information is better than less, thanks, rönin. - Micah
When it launched I saw only the W and the display bar next to it, it then kinda shrank down to the iPhone 4 display size, and then resized back up to regular iPhone 5 size but the W + display bar was duplicated. And then it crashed. - rønin
Crashing for me, Micah. But it's worked for me previously on my 5S. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ah, okay, rönin, I appreciate the extra details—thanks. And thanks, Stephen, from what you're saying the os update probably changed the game. - Micah
Btw, I can't replicate any crashes in the simulator, and I only have iPads on had for testing, no phones. But 2 out of 2 help requests I've gotten regarding crashing were on iPhone 5s. Hmm. Not going to be easy to sort out. - Micah
5S with iOS7 crashes. - Anne Bouey
Puppy drop easter egg really has become the best value-add of them all. - Micah
Thanks for the confirmation, Anne. - Micah
Is it a problem on iPhone 5? Don't have a 5S, but my 5 has dev access and I could send you detailed crash logs. - Mark Trapp
Sure, that would be awesome, Mark. Thank you. - Micah
Crashes iOS 7.1.2 on a 5S - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Hm, unfortunately, it works on iPhone 5. :P - Mark Trapp
Thanks, Eric. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Micah, sorry you have to deal with this. I agree it was probably the 7.1.2 update that broke it. Is there anything I can do to help? - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I think you could retrieve and send me your crash report for my app. I think it works as described here: -- Thank you! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's $turtles all the way down. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
So what’s everyone pre-ordering? 6 or 6 Plus?
A barbacoa Chipotle burrito bowl. - Spidra Webster
Hm, does that come with a one-handed mode? - Mark Trapp
Burrito sans bowl would lend itself to one-handed use. - Spidra Webster
Stephen Mack
The Official 2014 KFury Apple Predictions Post -
Kevin writes: "After writing Apple prediction posts for the past 15 years (no, seriously, I predicted the iPad in 2001) I’ve learned that the most accurate predictions are rarely the ones that get the most link-love, but I’m drawn to the task like a moth to the flame, so here goes." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I don't see anything in Kevin's predictions that I disagree with. - Stephen Mack
Also, where do you guys wanna discuss tomorrow's conference? We could dust off one of the old Group rooms, maybe. Like - Stephen Mack
No mention about Metal? I think Apple is very slowly making progress in how they handle games. Metal probably won't be a big thing this year, but it's foundational to the future. - Andrew C (✔)
I'd love it if there was something totally out of the blue. "Oh, and one more thing: Introducing the Apple iFlyingCar." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Apple Pippin's coming back! - Mark Trapp
iPoop - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kevin did pretty well. No HomeKit, he was off about the 5cs, and about 6+ being later, and not as much Siri news as he predicted, but most of his predictions held up. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm going to increasingly and unceasingly split infinitives until they are all conquered.
I just ask for separate infinitives. - Mark Trapp
Ok. I laughed. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I know I'm dating myself, but man is it easier to split the bill.
Don't most places do separate checks these days? - Mark Trapp
What sorcery is this!? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You tell your server you want separate checks and they give a check for each party member. A lot of times I've found they'll just offer it if it looks like you're not family. boom.gif.jpg.png - Mark Trapp
And I thought his point is that if you're eating alone, you never have to split the check. - Jennifer Dittrich
I would love to alternate the checks but I dine with excessive drinkers and I am a non drinker so no thank you, your $75.00 bar tab is yours. Separate checks always for that group. - Janet from FFHound!
The OP is not autobiographical; sole purpose was to pun badly. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Although I guess there's an argument that all writing is autobiographical at some metaphysical level. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh. :( - Mark Trapp
Yet, :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, I get it. I get jokes. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I don't know about easy, seems like you worked pretty hard for that solution, don't short change yourself. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Good show, now you're getting it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I understand how wikipedia exists. I understand how exists. I don't understand how IMDB exists, currently.
What I mean is what are the mechanics an culture, how does it stay edited? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's edited by the film/TV industry: the pro version is used by agents and casting directors and such. It's also wholly owned by Amazon, so it doesn't exactly need to turn a profit. - Mark Trapp
What documentation is used? They just call up Ron Howard and say "Hey, so who's playing Scott in this Charles in Charge reboot?" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'll bet the movie houses and distributors pay to get their films advertised at the top and sides. - Joe
Yeah, the ads must be a big deal at this point. I vaguely knew there was a pro subscription model with industry people awash. But I still can't picture how updates on classic and obscure stuff get hashed out. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Maybe through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences? Someone get Jandy over here...she might know. - Corinne L
They have a team of fact checkers to make sure the volunteered data is accurate: phone calls/emails to studios is probably part of it, as well as having contacts throughout the industry. Older stuff can be checked via studio archives and such. Seems like it'd be similar to a film archivist job, just without the preservation of the media themselves. - Mark Trapp
No one's called me for my picture and bio lol. I'm not quite vain enough to buy a pro subscription and remedy it. Is this a humblebrag? Very well, then... I humblebrag. - Brent Schaus
Wait, are you the Brent Schaus from Samurai Warriors 2? - Corinne L
*bribes an unpaid intern in a dank east Hollywood studio apartment to login and add ridiculous but believable facts under Brent Schaus > Trivia* - Micah
That'd be hilarious. I'd help! - Brent Schaus
There's a free 14 day trial for pro. Just enough time to build up Brent's trivia and maybe a few good quotes. - Corinne L
Mark Trapp
"The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more..." -
“The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more people who play games than who identify as “gamers”) is that it’s inherently exclusionary on either side of the divide. If you cast judgment on the types of games other people play, finding them not worthy, not fit for a real “gamer”, you’re contributing to the same type of bullying that might have driven you into games in the first place. At the same time, if your appreciation of games leads you to fixate so thoroughly on “game culture” that gaming frames most of your outlook upon life, dictating what you watch, read, talk about or listen to, you’re closing yourself off to most of what the world has to offer. You’re willingly excluding yourself from the larger culture.” - Garrett Martin, “Why We Didn’t Want to Talk About “GamerGate”” - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance
The reviews weren't exaggerating. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Heyyyyy, it's apizz'! - Meg VMeg
New all-time favorite, I think. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
How was the wait? - Mark Trapp
none at all - got there within 30 minutes or so of opening. - holly #ravingfangirl
i favorited this on twitter. because i could. - holly #ravingfangirl
Look like enough like the real thing. :D - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Man, no wait? I always wanted to try it, but everyone said the wait was horrendous. New mission for next week looks like! - Mark Trapp
seems like right when they open, especially mid-week, is the sweet spot! - holly #ravingfangirl
Hah. I don't always stop to upvote a comment, but when I do... and lo, and behold, it's Denton! Remember, ye friendfeeders of old? :)
Love his comment. - Kevin Johnson from Android
I know, right. - Micah
Date.getYear() vs Date.getFullYear(): oy. I thought PHP's stdlib was the only one that did that with its mysql_escape_string() vs mysql_real_escape_string() silliness. - Mark Trapp
Seeing a random sampling of tweets which I'll paraphrase as, 'all this is brining out my inner libertarian'. Um, dudes, rest assured there are a few other political ideologies that ALSO, you know, define police playing the totalitarian card a fucking horror show.
And it is all dudes. - Micah
Yeah, but some people will never put the "liberal" badge on. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
remind them that "it ain't about you." - MoTO Boychick Devil
There are a lot of flavors of libertarianism, but I always thought one of the main things libertarians tended to agree the government was good for was public security, and you had to get into anarchism for the rejection of even that. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
I kind of wonder how the celery market sustains itself.
We know it's not due to the marketing (have you seen the Portlandia sketch on the topic?) - Marie from iPhone
peanut butter. its the only explanation - Sir Shuping is just sir
Low overhead. You can grow celery in a glass of water! - Mark Trapp
Oh dear god, am I a walking, breathing episode of Portlandia? It figures. - Meg VMeg
Buy stalks low, sell high. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - Meg VMeg
Now I feel bad for celery. - Meg VMeg
Forget it, Meg: it's Corn Town. - Mark Trapp
Bwahaha! One of the many things I learned during my Amish romance period was that celery is a big deal with the Amish. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
#explainyourusername — a vainglorious riddle wrapped in a plagiarized mystery inside an unattributed enigma. PLS RT
Share, like, subscribe, regram. 1 pin = 1 respect - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Every time I see "ISIS", I think it's a reference to Archer.
me too - weelibrarian
One of the primary reasons why I refuse to use ISIL or IS when referring to it. - Mark Trapp
me tooo - jambina
I keep thinking of this: - April Russo
Kevin Fox
Five years!
Long live the FriendFeed! - Brian Johns
The weirdest part is still don't know if FF is on death row or in Shangri-La. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Next major Facebook update: redirecting everyone from Facebook messenger to FriendFeed. Let the 1-star reviews flow! - Mark Trapp
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