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Jandy
Can I romance Leliana in Dragon Age? I’m totally intrigued by her, but haven’t gotten any options to flirt yet.
You could in Dragon Age: Origins, but you can't in Dragon Age Inquisition. - Mark Trapp
Micah
"...so its a normal blanket."
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But it's organic heat! That makes it ... normal, yeah. - bentley
Organic heat is smelly. - Uli from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
come on, rain! you can do it! i don't want to have to invest in saline spray.
Micah
Micah
Mark H
Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year - http://www.smh.com.au/enterta...
Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year
"Angered by the sexism he saw being heaped upon his female colleagues – and attempts to downplay it – Karl Stefanovic decided to conduct an experiment. He wore the same blue suit on air, two days in a row. Then three. A month ticked by without a ripple. Now, a full year has passed – and he is still wearing the same cheap Burberry knock-off, every morning, on Channel Nine's Today program." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Not a single audience member has asked about it, he says. Fashion commentators and other media also seem oblivious. Yet co-host Lisa Wilkinson still receives regular and unsolicited fashion appraisals, as she revealed in her well-received Andrew Olle lecture last year. ("Who the heck is Lisa's stylist?" one emailer demanded to know. "Today's outfit is particularly jarring and awful.... more... - Mark H
Well, to be fair, the suit looks pretty good on him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
gosh! i love this man! - رامین
Micah
Have you re-watched the opening sequence of Minority Report recently. Still wow.
I loved the first half of that movie. - Meg VMeg
Micah
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"Actually, it's about butting in." - Mark Trapp
holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Not a fan of the water enthusiasts.
where? i tend to hang with them. - kendrak
This is Pokemon-related, right? - Steele Lawman
If by "water" they mean "coffee," I'm totally on board. - Steele Lawman
I drink water all day. It does not make me more energetic. - laura x from iPhone
When I drink water all day, I have lots of energy that I use to go to the bathroom. - Zamms
IT'S A MYTH. A MYTH. A MYTH. http://www.snopes.com/medical... - Meg VMeg
*tinkles energetically* - Big Joe Silence
I just drink it cause I'm thirsty. - laura x from iPhone
Oof: not only is it a myth, drinking too much can lead to hyponatremia. I used to be an involuntary water enthusiast: I didn't care about health effects, I just drank a lot of water out of habit or routine like some people snack on chips and accidentally eat the whole bag. Never understood why I felt like I was getting dehydration headaches all the time regardless until I spoke with a... more... - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
My conclusion after using Inbox for several days: After using e-mail for 28 years, I do not wish to completely transform my e-mail workflow.
I think I'd feel the same way. - Tamara J. B.
I find it interesting that Google is still trying to reinvent something which has become in so many ways a footnote in Internet history. I don’t know many people who rely primarily on e-mail to communicate outside of their jobs, really. - Akiva
Lucky! How did you get it, Stephen? - Louis Gray
^ hehe, very funny. - Stephen Mack
I really just want an email integration with Slack. I could just make a few channels and have all the crap funneled into them. - Heisenberg
If I was on mobile a lot I think I could really get used to it and appreciate it. I heard Leo Laporte say it was the first time he got to Inbox Zero ever and he loves it. But it's not really Inbox Zero, it just looks like it. I think that's the appeal. On laptop/desktop it doesn't make much sense at all. - Laura Norvig
+1 Laura. It seems like sweep is just a more polite word for delete. - Todd Hoff
The bundling is pretty good, though. Today I have: 25+ Updates, 25+ Promos, 25+ Social, 25+ Forums, 25+ Finance. NO REAL MAIL. Thanks for pointing out I have no real friends, Gmail. - Laura Norvig
Hasn't social conversation largely moved to social networks and away from email? - Todd Hoff
OK phew. I'm glad I'm not the only one who really isn't all that taken with Inbox. I want to like it more. I just...don't. Hoping that changes over time. - Hookuh Tinypants
For fine-grain control, manually setting up filters is best via the regular gmail web interface. However, for rapid consumption (and reduction to zero inbox), it seems Inbox is like a hack saw, suitable as mobile app. Thinking of a pin as another sort of star with snooze function appear useful. As for reminders: there are those generated by Gmail tasks, Keep, Google Now ("remind me to... more... - Adriano
I take it none of you use slack. - Heisenberg
Not me, Cristo. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would love to try Slack but I work with a bunch of dinosaur luddites. Well, about 75-80% of my team. - Laura Norvig
We use Slack where I work. It's pretty cool. Got a friend of mine that's working on a dedicated Slack client for Windows, that can be minimized to the tray, so you don't have to keep it open in a browser tab. http://www.donationcoder.com/forum... - April Russo
We just adopted Slack. We like it. Integrates nicely with Jira. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Slack would be a useful collaboration tool for TiVo to discuss implementing a screensaver. - Heisenberg
Since 2004, I use a lot of filters (rules) and labels (folders), so my Gmail is almost self-sufficient :-) - Red Label
Meg VMeg
My parents received a robocall encouraging them to vote early, but it's Halloween-themed, so it's Dracula and then he wants them to vote a straight Republican ticket. And I can't tell if it's a joke? A surreptitious Democratic Party ad? Or if the Republicans are truly owning up to being inhuman and draining the lifeblood of the working class.
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considering how tone-deaf the GOP is, especially here in TX, this might actually be from them. - Big Joe Silence
I have to say that I actually like this compared to most political robocalls I've gotten. - Spidra Webster
consider who the messenger is, tho. and i don't mean Dracula. - Big Joe Silence
I'm with Meg. It may well be a Dem message given that they have Dracula (a bloodsucker) voting the "straight Republican ticket". - Spidra Webster
holly #ravingfangirl
OHAI low pressure system. i feel you.
Oh, boo. - Marie
Ooof :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Lost power :( - Mark Trapp
bah! we did early this afternoon for about half an hour or so, but it's back already. hope yours isn't out too long! - holly #ravingfangirl
They're saying by 7:30 here, but they usually overestimate, so here's hoping. Always find it weird it's possible to lose power via moderate winds in a city: would think all the power would be buried or there'd be enough redundancy. Though at least here they try to fix it immediately; remember back when I lived in upstate NY they'd just wait until the storm was over to even attempt it. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
"Officials Seek People Exposed to Him" Sounds...dirty.
Bill de Blasio's in for a rough few weeks, I'm guessing. - Meg VMeg
Huh, it was a bowling alley in Williamsburg. I was curious because there's one near my house, and there are only 4 in Brooklyn. - Meg VMeg
Ebola tv is very similar to hurricane tv. - Meg VMeg
de Blasio is probably wishing for the halcyon days when people just made fun of him for using a fork to eat pizza. - Mark Trapp
Micah
*organizing bathroom drawer* And THIS toothbrush is the Keep My Upper Bicuspids Clean Czar.
OMC is my Howbi czar. - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
DEAR NYTIMES, SHE CALLED THE FUCKING *CDC* BEFORE GETTING ON THE PLANE (BECAUSE SHE'S A FUCKING *NURSE*) AND SHE WAS CLEARED TO FLY. SO CHECK YOUR STORY BEFORE MAKING IT SOUND LIKE SHE'S AN IDIOT. LOVE, MEG
Iain - locked out of ff
IT IS LIKE 2006 ALL OVER AGAIN
Welcome to Friendfeed. Stay a while. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hey guys, you hear about this thing called "Twitter"? It'll die off in a few months: nowhere near the features of FriendFeed. - Mark Trapp
Why, ello there. - Joe
You look familiar. I think I know you from somewhere. :D - April Russo
Facebook, it's what the kids are using. - Eric - Regulate
The service is still in beta, though. - Andrew C (✔)
Double-beta. Treble-beta? - Meg VMeg
It will be shut off any day now. The end is nigh! - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
minecraft villagers are the ultimate judgers. #hrm #hrm
Meg VMeg
Did anyone here ever try that terrifying recipe where you make dulce de leche by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk? And maybe it explodes? http://thetoughcookie.com/2014...
When I was little, my friend Gina's grandma used to make it that way. No cans ever exploded. - Jennifer Dittrich
that sounds like a fun experiment to do in a friend's kitchen. - kendrak
I think these days you can just buy precooked cans of dulce de leche, or at least in Latin markets or big supermarkets with a decent Latin items aisle. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Yes. We use it for caramel tart. - Johnny from iPhone
My friend makes caramel for dipping that way, but she uses a slow cooker. I haven't tried it myself, but the results are so good. - Corinne L
Ah, slow cooker is smart. - Meg VMeg
have you read Sweet Potato Queens? mentioned there prominently as "danger sauce" I still want to try it. - Christina Pikas
I learned that trick in Zimbabwe. We made all sorts of desserts but by far my favorite is to just dip the spoon in the can. "Danger sauce" is a great name I think I'll adopt it. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I make that all the time, for banoffi pie (banana toffee). - Iain - locked out of ff
And it never explodes? - Meg VMeg
No, not so long as you keep an eye on the pan, and never let it boil dry. You don't have it on a rolling boil, but it's still a bit of a leap of faith. You have to trust that it'll be OK, and it will. - Iain - locked out of ff
Just keep a kettle with boiling water in it, ready to go. That way, you can keep topping up the level of water in the pan with the condensed milk cans - Iain - locked out of ff
My parent's made it a few times. No explosions. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
I've done it. I also emptied a can of condensed milk into a pan. Bake it for 60-90 minutes, stirring every 30. It was delicious! - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
my cousin exploded a can, but that's because she wasn't keeping an eye on it and let it boil dry. she's the only person i've ever heard of who had a can explode. - ~Courtney F
Micah
Curiously, a full half hour before supper, 9yo asks to say grace at the meal. [30 minutes later] 9yo: "..... Two mice fall into a bucket of cream..."
Did you concur? - Mark Trapp
No, too distracted - I couldn't keep my eyes off his pinstripes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
The immediate quality of my relationship with my parents is contingent upon however the fuck their VOIP/speakerphone combo chooses to behave.
Sometimes it's like yelling into the void. With lots of pauses. And you say, "No, you first." A million times. - Meg VMeg
Amit Patel
I decided to plot the Basal Metabolic Rates from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)
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I drew the Harris-Benedict, Revised Harris-Benedict, and Miffler St Jeor formulas, male and female variants. - Amit Patel
Observation 1: the two Harris-Benedict formulas (thin lines) are *quite* different for men and women. The Miffler St Jeor formula has a different constant but the slope is the same. - Amit Patel
Observation 2: the old and new Harris-Benedict formulas are quite similar; they almost overlap. - Amit Patel
Observation 3: for the getting the same number of calories (eating minus exercise), women will weigh a *lot* more than men. 40 lb if you believe Miffler St Jeor and up to 70 lb if you believe Harris-Benedict. - Amit Patel
This screenshot doesn't take into account the effects of age or height; I might build an interactive version that lets me put those in. - Amit Patel
Ok, I implemented the diagrams and they were far less interesting than I hoped, and probably a waste of time. But I got some answers to my questions. If using the Miffler St Jeor formulas: (1) each +5 cal eaten daily translates to +1 lb (!unbelievable!); (2) each year you get +1 lb heavier, if calories stay fixed; (3) each year if you want your weight to stay steady you need to adjust diet/exercise -5 cal/day. - Amit Patel
I'm mostly staring at this in disbelief. Did I do the calculations wrong? Or is all you have to do to lose 1lb to eat FIVE CALORIES less (every day)? - Amit Patel
I think that might be right, it's 1-3 days fasting. And I know, from second hand experience, that sustained fasting can cut about 30lbs in 2-3 weeks, (~1.5lb/day, in the first week it's possible to see closer to ~2lb/day). On a yearly basis though, that 1lb will most likely be obscured by water variance. - NOT THE CRICKET
It's interesting that Mifflin is pretty much just a simplified combined average of male and female Harris-Benedict, but has a significant bias on height. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yeah, it's weird how different these models are … - Amit Patel
"The rest of the variation (26.7%) was unexplained." WE KNOW NOTHING. - Stephen Mack
Meg VMeg
Do you guys ever daydream that one day FriendFeed will get emancipated from Facebook, in, like, a "no hard feelings" kind of a way, and then the whole world will realize how great it is, and they'll all sign up, and then we'll be, like, the rock star elders of FriendFeed, and everyone will love and worship us?
Everything up to "and then the whole world" sounded pretty good. - Steven Perez from Android
I wish FF would get minor feature updates, at least. New Twitter API (?), Vine and Instagram video integration, HTTPS for Youtube, a bookmarklet that can handle whatever weird thing Tumblr does for photo gallery pages. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. All the time. Although only if it stays sort of the same, or I get some kind of old-skool privileges like free lifetime ad-free membership. - laura x
Nope, for two reasons. One, "ad-free" would not be in the story, not unless it was a fee operation (you know, The Well is still around...). Two, I don't think we could have the sometimes-frank, lively, open, effective, non-trollish discussions we do if there were 100 million people on FriendFeed. (Take, for example, some of the librarian groups on FB. Please.) - Walt Crawford
as long as I'm dreaming up features, I'd like to have newlines in comments (I realize this can be abused), newlines preserved from imported content like Twitter, and some amount of optional markup, or at least spoilers markup. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, new lines are preserved when posted - ffhound app displays then appropriately (well, android app, not sure about ios version anymore). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, to be honest - yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Kind of like how Bill and Ted and the Wyld Stallyns band is so revered in the future. - Joe
I have daydreams of hiring Jimminy and setting up FF2 when/if FB ever gives up on this place. But there's no viable business model. The closest would be donations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, how much would it cost? - Meg VMeg
Bandwidth and hosting is likely costing FB at least $5k a month. A part-time sysadmin at least that as well. Any development costs would be double or triple that just for maintenance and minor features. If we can't raise $100k a year it's not worth even considering. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Huh. What if we sold ads that only showed up if people weren't logged in? And never fixed/added any of the stuff Andrew wants (sorry Andrew)? And got Blake to host it http://friendfeed.com/blakest... (sorry Blake) - Meg VMeg
I would pay for FF. - laura x from iPhone
I would pay for FF. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yep, me too. I was thinking of how Metafilter is partly pay-what-you-will now, in addition to ads for non-members and for members who choose not to turn them off. - Meg VMeg
What if FB just relaunched FF with a new name and a graphical refresh? Like, "Hey", with a condensed Helvetica logo, all in black and white? #takethatEllo - Andrew C (✔)
Stephen, I dream of hiring Jimminy too. Maybe he could help add functionality to a Buddypress site? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
The guy developing hey just followed me on ello. Is hey a thing? - Joe
Meg VMeg
It gets easier once you remember that no one remembers anything you remember.
Meg VMeg
Holy crap, I got cited in the 2014 IPCC report.
linky? (which I typed first as "oinky" and just, no.) - RepoRat
Well, not that prominently, but still: http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5... (it's Keener et al.) - Meg VMeg
Twice. I think that's pretty impressive! - RepoRat
Awesome! - Jenny H. from Android
Amit Patel
Android Fragmentation Report August 2014 - OpenSignal - http://opensignal.com/reports...
Lots of charts about Android. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Meg VMeg
King of desks! (FOREVER AND EVER) And desk of desks! (HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH)
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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.) - LB's never Kippled from Android
Yeah, that was the other King of Desks song. :P - April Russo
Micah
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)!
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? - LB's never Kippled from Android
$$$$$ more than $100 is all I know right now. i'll take it! - holly #ravingfangirl
$1900 !!!!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yowza! Extra ice cream sundae! - Marie
holy crap! - Meg VMeg
that's what i said! - holly #ravingfangirl
Wowza! I have $62 I still need to claim. - laura x from iPhone
Hmm, feel like I'm missing out on something. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
Huh...my little brother has some $$ 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
holly #ravingfangirl
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance http://t.co/WxtI0nPshk
Finally trying @ApizzaScholls. Margherita, of course. #pizzadance http://t.co/WxtI0nPshk
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
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