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72 hrs is the new 10,000 hrs.
Xamarin. Good night, Marge. - Akiva
It's like 1000 shits. - NOT THE CRICKET
// when all you need is a knife - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
72 hours is like... 4 millennia in Reddit years. - Mark Trapp
Future archaeologists will call the emojii era the 'little boxes' movement, and float wild theories as to the curious purpose of rectangle arrays.
H/T Malvina Reynolds. - Micah
The rectangles are part of the emoji long-form calendar, which predicts the return of PILE OF POO U+1F4A9 brown dwarf and certain doom for Earth on December 21, 2412. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
It's fine to refreeze butter, right?
No loss of turgor or something. - Meg VMeg from Android
I do it all the time. - laura x from iPhone
That's where I keep butter I'm not using. - lris
butter you're not using? *does not compute* - Marina's Godmother :-)
But to refreeze? Like, I bought infinite butter, and it's in the freezer. If it should defrost or god forbid melt, can I simply refreeze? - Meg VMeg from Android
why is there freezing in the first place? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Joe: We certainly freeze butter because we don't use that much of it (and ideally buy Land o' Lakes 8-half-sticks-to-the-pound when it's on sale). - Walt Crawford
As long as it's wrapped tightly, you should be fine. Keep it away from air or light. Oh and of course heat. - Mark Trapp
i think you could probably refreeze. If you move it in a cooler, it probably won't melt all the way anyway. I buy 3x1lb packs at costco so i freeze them,too - Christina Pikas
Pack it with some frozen 2-liter bottles of water, too. They take longer to melt and don't make the mess that ice cubes would. - April Russo
Whew, the butter made it. - Meg VMeg from Android
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but the sunset of the sunset has been sunset." - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
50 years from now, there will be tales told of the endless pay-it-forwarding of skateboard wheels. You won't be considered a local until you've received them. - Mark Trapp
Throw in the cat, and I'll take them. - Joe
I miss them now. - Meg VMeg from Android
somebody bought them? - kendrak
Free stuff. A million people wanted them. I am too sentimental. - Meg VMeg from Android
Meg VMeg
The movers say that my boxes are "a little heavy"? I'm not sure what I can do about that, at this point.
They might be making conversation. Maybe if I tip them in advance, the boxes will be lighter. - Meg VMeg
Does sound like the start of a protection racket. "These boxes are a little heavy: would be a shame if something were to happen to them. Perhaps our friend Andrew Jackson can ease the load." - Mark Trapp
Now they are implying that the 8 cement stairs leading up to my building mean that I am technically on the 4th floor (though it wouldn't cost more if I were on the 4th floor). Hmmmmmm... - Meg VMeg
lol Mark - Meg VMeg
"I'll work on lowering earth's gravitational pull. In the mean time, heave-ho, gents." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"Oh, I thought you were at least as strong as I am" *hoists box* - lris
"sorry everything went wibbly wobbly after that last journey, so the gravitational pull is a bit strong today. let me go bang on things and see if i can fix it" - Sir Shuping is just sir
"These? These ain't nothin'. You shoulda seen the LAMP." - RepoRat
The movers I had complained about the heavy book boxes. Said that's why it took them longer to move than the estimate. Be prepared for that. - Holly's favorite Anna
Oh yes, I am hugely prepared for this to turn into a nightmare. I'm surprised it's gone so well, so far. - Meg VMeg
No easy parking at the new place. They are gonna be unhappy. - Meg VMeg from Android
Except that this is their job and they work in New York. So they should Suck It. - lris
Yeah that's like me at my old data entry job saying, these documents have a lot of characters to enter! lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Mark Trapp
So long, Google+ profile!
Nuke it from cyberspace! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
+1 Micah - Mark Trapp
Wait, wasn't #MEXvsNED a Simpsons episode?
Goooooo-diddly-ooooal! - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
Mac users: A friend wants a recommendation for a password manager. Preferably one that's cheap or free, syncs with iOS, and easy to use. Any reliable recommendations?
I use 1Password4 but it is neither cheap nor free. It is however reliable, syncs with iOS (using the app), and is easy to use. - Soup in a TARDIS
The de-facto standard is 1Password, but it's not cheap or free: $40 on the mac and $20 on iOS (they sync together). There's Wallet, but the guy who made it was acquihired by Facebook and it's always a question whether it'll just stop working one day and he won't update it (though he's updated it after his acquihire from Facebook, albeit with several months of lag, in the past). That's... more... - Mark Trapp
LastPass is recommended by Steve Gibson. - Todd Hoff
Awesome, thanks Soup, Mark and Todd. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's installed Dashlane, how does that rank? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I also use 1Password and have heard good things about LastPass as well. Haven't read anything about Dashlane though. - rönin from iPhone
I also use 1Password. It occasionally goes on sale so if you make an alert on DealMac you'll know when that happens. - Spidra Webster
Definitely 1Password. Dashlane's also good and I might use that if I haven't been a 1Password user for many, many years. - Akiva
1Password here. - Anne Bouey
1Password - don't think twice. Especially iOS. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
I use the built-in Mac Keychain, which works with Safari, Chrome, and (with an extension) Firefox. Also syncs to iOS but I haven't tried that feature. - Amit Patel
Before leaving a restaurant, take just an extra 5 minutes and stare each and every person in the eyes --THEY LOVE THAT.
Bare your teeth as well: gotta show them who's dominant. - Mark Trapp
Okay, I made this joke and posted as we drove away. 30 seconds later my youngest blurted out, "I LEFT MY RETANIERS IN A NAPKIN!" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I spent 15 minutes pawing through the kitchen's garbage can -- turned over the entire gooey contents and still MIA. I resigned, headed out when suddenly the gentleman dishwasher (who was kind, and helping me search) found them in the drink sieve -- where they dump excess ice and drink. He is today's hero. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
'I spent 15 minutes pawing through the kitchen's garbage can...' = me every Sunday morning. - Akiva
there's good people nearly everywhere we go. you never know who they'll be, either. - Big Joe Silence
Congratulations on retaining the retainer! - Stephen Mack
I'm paying to keep those retainers on retainer. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Mark Trapp
Anyone else seeing weird profile pics they didn't add and/or broken profile pics here? I suddenly feel slightly violated.
I had that happen (right before all the pics disappeared) for about an hour last week. Seemed to clear up all at once. - Jennifer Dittrich
Ah, weird. Re-uploading my profile pic seemed to fix everyone's profile pic, too. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
The idea that yellow and blue make green still seems like crazy unexplainable magic to me.
I very much remember learning about the color wheel and how colors blend as such when I was in kindergarten. Seeing watercolors do precisely that was mind-blowing for a five-year-old. - Akiva
Meanwhile, the fact presented by COSMOS that leaves are green simply because of what color they DON'T absorb? Get out, science. GET OUT. - Akiva
The part that really breaks my mind is how we see yellow because of our red and green photoreceptors. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Subtractive vs additive color physics is what blows the cork right off my brain. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Blue and red making purple? Oh sure, makes sense. Red and yellow produce orange? Fine fine. But green is crazy to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looking at the rainbow, green and orange made sense to me but purple did not. - Amit Patel
It's like a shady yellow. - Meg VMeg
CMYK vs RGB still confuses me. Like, you mix all the colors you get black vs you mix all the colors you get white. My mind confuses the two... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Was about to post what Zulema just said. That's the one that's *really* crazy. - Spidra Webster
Was about to post what... wait, I already did. - Micah
Out of curiosity, what about the combination of blue and yellow creating green seems like magic? Zulema: what's even crazier, to me at least, is that 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K isn't the blackest CMYK gets. There's a blacker black, a rich black, that's 75% C 68% M 67% Y and 90% K. - Mark Trapp
You know what's really crazy? There are yellow stars, there are blue stars, there are red and white and orange stars, but there aren't any green stars. WTF?!?! - Victor Ganata
Hey, that makes sense to me. All those colors appear in flame according to heat. Green doesn't appear unless you toss in an element with the right emission spectrum. - Spidra Webster
BLELLOW! - Morgan Fugel
Mixing paints is technically CMYK but it "feels" like RGB. Computer screens and the world we see is RGB (light) but mixing paints and printing stuff is CMYK but it has to emulate RGB. I think I got that right... :-& - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
CMYK is subtractive (adding pigments changes which wavelengths get absorbed or reflected) while RGB is additive (you're directly changing which wavelengths get transmitted). But, yeah, ultimately, we have RGB receptors in our retinae. - Victor Ganata
Mark T.: It seems like magic to me because it seems unpredictable and illogical and emergent, much like mixing bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas. Yeah, this is all a bit "f'in' magnets, how do they work?" - Stephen Mack
Ahhh, I see. To me, it seems logical that green is created from yellow and blue: green, to me, just looks like a yellowish blue or a bluish yellow. But maybe that's a construct of education, forced upon me by the man, man. My head hurts now. - Mark Trapp
I'm even more confused now because I know you have to convert images to CMYK when you print them. I completely forgot to ask my photography teacher about that when we printing our "RGB" photos in class from Lightroom. The last job I had there it was always a big deal when printing designs from the printer to the ink used to the paper you were printing on and which colors will print more accurately. Like JEEZ, it's just a print of a design but OH NO, dumb girl, it's kind of a big deal. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And that, not only can you use the colours to find what elements teh stars are made of, but you can use the colours to determine how fast they are moving away from you via red shifting! #mindblown - Ken Morley
Fun fact: you can get the colors in CMY from RGB and you can get the colors in RGB from CMY... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
holly #ravingfangirl
Belgian waffle with lemon curd, berries, and whipped cream. OMG. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Why you gotta be mean? - Eric - It's My Thing
This is why you're not invited to my next solstice party. - Akiva
Oh my Jesus. - Jenny H. from Android
where did you get such wonderful waffles?? also why does the bacon look extra crispy?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
this was at my favorite little local bakery. and that bacon was PERFECT. - holly #ravingfangirl
but...but...isn't bacon supposed to be less....crispy? :P - Sir Shuping is just sir
less crispy is better!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
crispy is good - maʀtha
that bacon looks perfect to me! - ~Courtney F
Crispy bacon is for people who hate puppies. - Akiva
Let's not say things we can't take back, Akiva. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
I too have opinions on soccer.
pro or con? - Meg VMeg
I haven't thought that far ahead yet. - Mark Trapp
You'll fit right in, then. - Micah
Don't like the taste of fear. Diet fear is o-kay.
The sugar substitute in diet fear leaves a nasty aftertaste, though. - John (bird whisperer)
At least it doesn't make your teeth feel fuzzy like that full sugar fear. - Jennifer Dittrich
I prefer Fear Zero, specifically formulated for the active, on-the-go fearmonger. - Mark Trapp
Driverless cars will still have applicable DUI laws. Because driving under the influence of maleware.
What's wrong with maleware? You sexist or something? - bentley
See. This is the problem. There needs to be equality between maleware and femaleware. - Akiva
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the binary choice between -wares. - Mark Trapp
Driverless spelling ftw. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So what ever happened to _______________ ?
Vera Lane - Stephen Mack
Baby Jane - Stephen Mack
leaving on a jet plane - Stephen Mack
Don MacLean. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Fay Wray - Spidra Webster
that one lady from that one movie with the thing in that place - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Poppin fresh - Mo Kargas
The Man of Tomorrow - Mark Trapp
..predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening TV? - Kristin from iPhone
my youth - Janet
Saturday night - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
GeoCities - John (bird whisperer)
past ff users - chaz2b
the Mittani - Morgan Fugel from Android
the American dream. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Snapple root beer soda...or Diet Air. - April Russo
New Coke. - Joe
that boy - Victor Ganata
my mind - Greg GuitarBuster
my pants - chaz2b
Powdered orange flavored chemicals (think Crystal Light or other similar stuff) - April Russo
pop rocks - chaz2b
Friendster - Julian
Mark Trapp
Hey guys, remember the Zune?
No. - samet from iPhone
Nomads, man. - Stephen Mack
LOL, one of my friends still swears by his. - Jenny H. from Android
Ah, the halcyon digital media player days of the 2000s. - Mark Trapp
I think I saw one in the wild once. It was brown and lime green and looked liked a particularly blocky pile of poo. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Get ready for a new feature release! #hintFFbookmarklet
Code name: FLICKA (Edit: It's here: ) - Micah
Of chorse. - Micah
Flicka? I barely know ya! - Mark Trapp
All.... most.... ready. - Micah
Who let Mark Trapp in here. What about our property values. - Akiva
trapp.hasOwnProperty(WTF?) - Micah
I am the tacky Flamingo on the front lawn of FriendFeed. - Mark Trapp
For the love of bacon bits, the one song that isn't immediately available on YouTube is the one I want right now: Violent Femmes – Flamingo Baby. Hope you people have Spotify because I am going to burn this place down: - Akiva
Mark Trapp
Alas, in this, the Second Year of Luigi, there will be no new Mario game in 2014. Thanks, Luigi.
Mario Maker looks rad, though. Let us hope Luigi is satisfied come the new year. - Mark Trapp
Mark Trapp
Video games, right?
But Pong was pretty rad! - Mark Trapp
Excellent: there can be peace in our time. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
I left my phone in the hotel lobby, and security didn't want to give it back to me because I "couldn't tell them what color it was" when really they couldn't specify which part of the phone they meant.
"It's sort of black or silver or blue. The screen is black. Do you mean when you turn on the screen? That's definitely blue." This was not a satisfactory answer. - Meg VMeg
I had to identify what was on the screen last time I left mine behind. Fortunately, I remembered it was one of my cats. - Hedgehog
My screen shows my sister's phone number, which I could tell them, which they had called. Unconvincing, apparently. - Meg VMeg
"I have monochromacy. Jerk." - Mark Trapp
Colour is a spectrum. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
It's because you were describing the color, not the colour. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
The advantage to always locking the phone is that I figure that if I can unlock it, then that pretty much proves that it's mine. - DJF
Mark Trapp
I wonder what people who are concerned about "yet another new programming language" would say about the # of natural languages out there.
They only speak Esperanto. - Marty
Southern Old Cornish ought to be enough for everyone. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
Waiting.......... - Micah
............................. - Micah
If you wish to make an app from scratch, you must first compile the Universe. - Mark Trapp
n K should be enough memory for anyone to compile the uni. - Micah
Meg VMeg
Sonofabitch, they're raising my rent by $135/month.
Ouch! - Katy S
Ugh. - Yolanda from Android
fukkity. - jambina
Boo :( - Miriella from Android
GAH - lris
And I can't tell if I forfeit my deposit if I don't sign the lease extension? Because there's this new(?) clause that says I have to give them 60 days notice, and my lease is up in 30 days, but they never sent me a copy of the lease when I renewed last time, so I don't know if the clause was there before. - Meg VMeg
GAH - lris
i remember you trying to track them down last year to get a copy of the lease. - jambina
That sucks. Did your last lease extension look like that, with the 60 days notice clause? If so, then that would probably count as consent to the new terms. Otherwise, unless they had you sign a new agreement with new terms, your original lease should be in effect. But man, you'd probably have to sue them for a chance to see that deposit back. - Mark Trapp
I don't remember what last year's renewal said, and they never sent me a signed copy of it (the increase was only $65, so I didn't think to make a photocopy of my own). The original lease from two years ago doesn't say how much notice I have to give (which is crazy, but I've read it a million times now, and there's nothing there). Do you think it's weird they would give me the easy... more... - Meg VMeg
Ahh, okay, sorry: I misread and thought the extension was different from the renewal for some reason. It's probably a trap, albeit a legal one. With month-to-month agreements, the laws usually prescribe 30 days notice for rent increases, but for fixed-term leases, there's usually no notice required. (At least that's how it is in New York and Oregon: other states may have stronger tenant... more... - Mark Trapp
Yep, that's what I was (sadly) assuming. Calling them tomorrow, hoping that they'll not be jerks. Thanks. - Meg VMeg
**SPOILERS**: Bacteria, yeast, mold.
Candy before dinner. - Mark Trapp
Plot revelations. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Grandparents. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
yogurt, alcohol, cheese - Spidra Webster
^ what is best in life. (also bread.) - John (bird whisperer)
And also chocolate? - Jennifer Dittrich
Funny wings on the backs of cars. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Mo! Come on, I didn't get to the finale yet. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
*mutters .. you never will* - Mo Kargas
The Pacers. The Blackhawks. - Victor Ganata
beer making? - Lnorigb
Mark Trapp
"I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world..." -
“I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.” - Farhad Manjoo, “The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable.” - Mark Trapp
The taste test video in the article is a haven for other choice quotations: "If this was the only thing on Earth to survive, then what's the point of living, frankly?" - Mark Trapp
Hadn't seen this one before. Bit of a different twist. - Micah
worst 2048 clone ever - Meg VMeg
But... but it's α code. - Micah
☃ - Meg VMeg
sorry, didn't scroll far enough ∶❨ - Meg VMeg
Doesn't have support for Unicode 7.0 and thus is missing U+1F596, the vulcan salute, and U+1F574, MAN IN BUSINESS SUIT LEVITATING. Shut it down. - Mark Trapp
I can't tell if my normcore cred it slipping due to consistency or inconsistency.
Time to bush up on Norm 101: - Mark Trapp
"Bushing up" sounds decidedly non-normcore. - Micah
Maybe your Clavinator has overridden your Normcore. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I blame pants. - Meg VMeg
Haha. Mark, the baby variation was worth the wait. Never saw that one before. - Micah
"Legal representation you can stake your life on: Pants & Clavinator." - Micah
Mark Trapp
Just turned 30 and all I got was this lousy stomach flu. My body is physically rejecting this milestone!
Congratulations regardless :) - Mo Kargas
Thanks guys. :P I spent the day sitting perfectly still so as not to jostle anything. - Mark Trapp
برو خدا رو شکر کن ایدز نگرفتی :دی - ووووزلا
Happy birthday, young'n! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday and feel better! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You can eat your cake and have it too! Wait... - Melly - #TeamMarina
PS. Happy Birthday! And I do hope you feel better soon ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
HB anyway. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
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