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Meg VMeg
I am not pithy enough for #YesAllWomen, but honestly these are the decisions I make, twice every weekday, that are based on the presence and behavior of men:
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Which entrance to the subway station I use, which turnstile I use to swipe in, where I stand on the platform while waiting for the subway, whether I move to a different part of the platform - Meg VMeg
Which subway car I choose, whether I sit or stand, where I sit or stand, which direction I look if I sit, which direction I face if I stand, whether I suddenly move to a different subway car, which direction I exit the subway car, which direction I walk on the platform and/or which stairs I use to leave the subway station - Meg VMeg
Which block I walk down, how fast I walk, whether I wait for a light to cross the street or keep walking, whether I suddenly cross the street in the middle of the block - Meg VMeg
How I approach/leave my building, how fast I walk up/down the stairs, how I approach/leave the door to my apartment - Meg VMeg
I can't decide how much energy it takes? It's all reptilian brain, at this point. Low-level, constant monitoring and split-second decisions. Almost reflex. - Meg VMeg
And I know/hope I'm preaching to the choir, and I don't think I'm particularly obsessive nor neurotic nor a "man hater". It's still kind of a relief to have it all spelled out like that: the unspoken work that I (we?) do constantly and have learned to do through direct/indirect experience, if not explicit teaching. - Meg VMeg
This is one of the few things I don't miss about living in Oakland. I wonder what the percentage is of men who carry their keys at night vs women. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
I feel so safe here though, and I have a crazy-safe city/neighborhood/commute, statistically speaking. I apply the same awareness and reactions everywhere, it just manifests differently (e.g., no public transportation aspects in other places). - Meg VMeg
thank you for writing this out. because yes, it's almost reflex, and until i saw this list i didn't realize it. - jambina
Have you ever experienced problems, Meg? I never have and am slightly bewildered by how many women feel so unsafe so often. I wonder if my sense of safety is a result of the areas I frequent, my own experiences, a heightened sense of overall security (warranted or not), general blinders to potential problems I've been fortunate to avoid, etc. - Soup in a TARDIS
It's not that I feel unsafe, exactly, it's a feeling that I have to be alert in order to avoid/prevent situations that would be potentially unsafe. I'd say it's due to a mix of bad experiences and all the familial/cultural/media advice on HOW/WHY TO AVOID THE DANGEROUS MENS. - Meg VMeg
Amy, I'm reminded of steering folks down a street in downtown San Diego with you. - Meg VMeg
yes! it's funny in chicago when i do that and some folks don't understand. it's spidey-sensing. - jambina
My mom, the social worker, made sure that we understood that there's no such thing as a safe community and that we should always be on alert. The "good, nice people" and communities often aren't so nice beneath the surface. It isn't just a city problem. I figure she had inside knowledge, so I'm often on alert. - Katy S
Soup, if it makes any sense, it feels more like "optimizing ease and comfort in the extremely-near-future" than it does being unsafe. - Meg VMeg
^^^ that - jambina
Thanks for expanding, Meg. I very much appreciate it. I think perhaps the difference for me is that I was never raised to fear men more than women. When I "optimize", to borrow your word, I'm doing it regarding men and women in the scenarios you listed. At least I *think* I am. I am sure that I no memories of being warned specifically about men in any context (physical violence, rape, etc), although its possible my parents did communicate that concern. - Soup in a TARDIS
I think that one of the things that, for me, cemented the idea of the world being unsafe, is that I have very clear memories family times when my mom's pager went off and she'd have to leave because of a domestic disturbance somewhere or to take custody of a crack baby at a hospital (that happened one Christmas afternoon). There was always a sense that someone somewhere could be in danger. - Katy S
Oh, I wouldn't say I was raised that way. My parents are very sex-positive, and I had extensive sex education (through church, incidentally) from 7th grade on. It's more like, when your friend in junior high tells you that there are guys hiding under cars at the mall, waiting to cut people's Achilles tendons, so they can't run away while being attacked. Or your mom warns you never to... more... - Meg VMeg
*nod* I see, so it was way more than messages solely from the family unit. - Soup in a TARDIS
I heard the same things as Meg from friends, from campus life during freshman orientation at college, and elsewhere throughout my life. Let's not forget - shout fire, not rape, because people won't help with the latter. - Katy S
I think, as women, many of us run on this "rape clock." When I worked for SJ Rape Crisis, during the training there was an emphasis on dispelling the myth that women are only raped at night. I was crazy paranoid for 6 months. They said it was normal - during training. I STILL check the backseat of my car before I get in. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, yeah - I mean, you take this sort of information in all over the place. Some of it from personal experience, some from family and friends, and some from what you're taught or see or hear. I know that the experiences of my friends and people around me make me wary of going some places alone. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember the thing about men hiding cars (that's something of am urban legend, like razor blades in apples, that is widely reported despite very few instances of occurrence if any). My mother never mentioned the drinking thing, but I imagine that had more to do with my personality and preferences (or the fact that she figured given my education I know). From what I've been taught the... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Yep. It's not about the fact, it's about the effect of hearing it. - Meg VMeg
I find myself trying to not to freak out women when it's just the two of us walking down a dark block going the same direction. - Stephen Francoeur
That's because you are great :) - Meg VMeg
My mother never told me about car keys or rapists in the backseat. She simply told me I should never be alone in a room with a boy, ever. - laura x from iPhone
Soup, your height might also make you feel less vulnerable, come to think of it. - LB. from Android
*wonders how tall Soup is* - Katy S
*investigates the cost of stilts* - Meg VMeg
I'm 6ft, Katy. I imagine my weight (which is decidedly more than it should be) probably helps me feel less vulnerable too. Although I'm not athletic I do look like I could probably punch you pretty hard...a DEFINITELY sit on your flailing ass until the cops come. ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
Despite my über-awareness when I'm walking around by myself (especially at night), I don't feel particularly threatened by people bigger than I am in other situations. I sometimes credit growing up with horses for that. If you act like you're scared or fearful around an animal that weighs around 1,000 pounds, you've already lost. Or, it could be having a 6'5", muscle-bound younger brother who I still feel like I can boss around. :) - Katy S
Although I'm giving examples from my personal experience, which may or may not be representative of everyone's experience, it doesn't mean I'm *not* describing a political/systemic issue that affects everyone, even if it affects us in different ways. - Meg VMeg
Meg VMeg
Extremely relevant advice from my father: "You got your job, you get your nickel every couple of weeks, and you do your best. There will be challenges to your professionalism, but you are still a professional. Only read USA Today or the Toronto Daily News."
Note: there is no Toronto Daily News, and he knows it. - Meg VMeg
Note: fathers are the best. - Meg VMeg
I like your dad. - RepoRat
What about Against the Grain? - Joe
I <3 your dad. - laura x from iPhone
Amit Patel
Pluto has five moons?! - Amit Patel
The fifth one was discovered when Hubble was looking for potential hazards for the already-launched New Horizons probe: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets... It's going to be interesting to see what New Horizons finds when it actually gets there. Maybe it has rings! - Mark Trapp
Looking forward to it! - Amit Patel
holly #ravingfangirl
"What was found in the Portland water supply were trace amounts of non-pathogenic coliform bacteria. Animals, because of their lifestyle choices, are exposed to this every day."
LIFESTYLE. CHOICES. x________________x - holly #ravingfangirl
Jeez. I don't care if animals drink contaminated water, I just wish they didn't have to be so public about it. - Mark Trapp
They choose to be contaminated! - Andy
lifestyle choices . . . holly, I agree. - Friar Will
It was all the goats, wasn't it? Or maybe all of those free-ranging chickens. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sheesh. How can they live like that. Animals! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Stephen Mack
I'm doing an industry best standards survey for uptime measurement. If you work on service uptime measurement yourself, or know who at your company in operations or IT who measures uptime, would you be willing to discuss your measurement techniques with me?
(I'm interested in if your service uptime measurement follows any standards such as ITIL, if you use a seat-minutes model or a minutes down per period model, and what standards you use to determine if an outage counts against uptime or not.) - Stephen Mack
Not sure how helpful it is, but at my last job (pre Jan this year) running the IT for an enterprise SaaS, our SLA specified uptime used the minutes down per period (specifically, 4 hours(!) per month). We counted all outages not directly caused by the client themselves as periods of unavailability. We checked every 15 seconds to ensure a suite of pages returned an HTTP 200 in under a... more... - Mark Trapp
Mark, that's very helpful, thanks. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
The plural of anecdotes is not data, it's anecdoteses.
Anecdota, the next big game from Valve. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
I don't know if I'll remember that in my anecdotage. - Spidra Webster
My anectatertots are delicious. Or so someone told me. - Akiva
Mairzy doats and anec doats and liddle lamzy divey. - Stephen Mack
Anecdotatas? Wait…. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Anecgoatse. >_> - Jenny H. from Android
the plural of anecdotes is old folks' home - Pete : Team Marina
Mairzydotes and anecdotes and little lambs eat ivy.... - Spidra Webster
Meg VMeg
Well, of course Veronica Mars gets a job in the university library.
"Hi, I'm looking into Jack London and mercury poisoning?" "Third floor, aisle 9" - Meg VMeg
I am loving the Dawson/Pacey similarities. - Meg VMeg
But what is the call number range? - Joe
Stephen Mack
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave" - http://bcomposes.wordpress.com/2013...
Avoiding the computer terms "Master" and "Slave"
At work on Friday, during a morning meeting discussing outages, one of the newer members of the team made the request that we stop using the words "master" and "slave" for server configurations. I thought this request was perfectly reasonable. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The link is to Jason Baldridge's essay on the topic, "When words are racially insensitive." I think his concluding paragraph is insightful: "Some people seem to get quite offended by statements like “word X is racist in such-and-such context, so don’t use it that way.” Why? My guess is that quite often the offended person thinks “I’m not racist, but I’ve used that word in that way, so... more... - Stephen Mack
In 2003, L.A. County made headlines after their purchasing department sent a memo to vendors requesting different words: http://edition.cnn.com/2003... "Faced with an avalanche of complaints from vendors and the general public, Sandoval told Reuters in an interview that his memo was intended as 'nothing more than a request' and not an ultimatum or policy... more... - Stephen Mack
An attempt to discuss on Stack Exchange went nowhere: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questio... - Stephen Mack
This forum post on the Blacks in Technology site had some interesting discussion: https://www.blacksintechnology.net/communi... - Stephen Mack
Most sites posting about the L.A. County request from 2003 thought it was ridiculous, as exemplified by the comments on this post from Joel on Software: http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelons... - Stephen Mack
I just discussed master/slave configurations with PLC networks. Changing the terminology would lead to confusion unless the entire industry would agree. And even then, there would still be legacy equipment for many decades. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Every now and then I found bugs posted for specific software saying the code should be updated to remove that terminology, but those bugs generally were rejected. - Stephen Mack
And then there's Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r... - Stephen Mack
Oh man, my name is on that Programmers Stack Exchange question! If I recall (it was three years ago), I voted to close it because people were just guessing and arguing about whether it was PC in the comments instead of providing any expert opinion. Stack Overflow has the same question with what I believe is the correct term pair these days, parent/child, with other generally acceptable alternatives: http://stackoverflow.com/questio... - Mark Trapp
I have to admit, my brain immediately went with "dom" and "sub" (it's still hierarchical, but in theory, it's a completely consensual relationship) but I don't know if BDSM practitioners would appreciate the appropriation. But in general, I really don't know why people have such an incredible problem with someone requesting "Could you please not use those words around me?" You certainly don't have to comply, but you also don't get to dictate how people will feel about you not acceding to such a request. - Victor Ganata
I wonder why motherboard/daughterboard stuck but that relationship concept didn't transfer to other similar hierarchies in IT. - Victor Ganata
Stephan, he proposed "primary" and "secondary" for our own internal use, which I think would be accurate terminology and not very confusing. Granted, the legacy equipment would be there, but it would be phased out over time possibly. Remember when SATA drives always were making you set them as master or slave? I'm glad we don't have to deal with that technology any more -- and that the terminology also has expired is just a bonus. - Stephen Mack
I like Primary/Secondary, better than parent/child, considering parent/child is more prominently hierarchical. - NOT THE CRICKET
Mark, that's funny you're on that question! I think about how there are all these leaves on the tree, some with our names painted on it (a metaphor from an old Roger Zelazny book). Whenever I run across some old site with some old comment from me, I think about that. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Good question with motherboard/daughterboard. - Stephen Mack
Victor: Generally, if someone asks me to not use particularly terminology because they find it offensive, I will comply regardless of whether or not I think it's offensive to me, because I prefer not to offend others. So what you write makes sense and resonates with me. - Stephen Mack
Jimminy, yeah, plus then you get into "killing children" or whatever... :) - Stephen Mack
Of course I don't care when intent is clearly in a different context. I've just had way too many stupid requests to about stuff of questionable insensitivity; I was once asked to stop referring to black mana in MtG as black because that was apparently offensive. - NOT THE CRICKET
I agree Stephen that it would eventually phase out. Except industrial equipment tends to lasts many decades. But primary/secondary would not adequately describe the relationship where a master rules the bus and a slave responds to a request from a master. But I guess it could be a matter of having large companies push any new terminology. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
it's alot like life, this bus that we're on... - Big Joe Silence
Some pushback at work at the proposal to change the terminology. These will be some interesting discussions. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Male/female connectors are on their way, it's a matter of months - Craiv
Amit Patel
The drive up to Grotto Falls was unexpectedly annoying. I didn't realize the last six miles would be gravel. On the side of a mountain. With no guard rails. And the trail to the falls was unmarked, so I ended up going past it. And then the road became overgrown, narrow, and covered in rocks.
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I couldn't turn around so I had to drive in reverse down a gravel road on the side of a mountain. Ugh. - Amit Patel
But the falls themselves were quite pretty so I'm glad I went. - Amit Patel
Oh man, thinking about what would happen if a vehicle was coming from the other direction gives me the heebie jeebies. - Mark Trapp
Mark: panic panic :) - Amit Patel
Those are the fun roads! - Todd Hoff
Haha! I would've had more fun if it wasn't in a low-riding sports car ;) - Amit Patel
Meg VMeg
I hate haircuts. I hate haircuts. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate haircuts. I hate haircuts.
What's the term for when they do the scissors down in a slidey razory motion around your face? Because I have to forbid them from doing that ever again, because it only looks good for a week. - Meg VMeg
Hmm. My stylist uses an actual razor when she does that and it tends to last a lot longer. - Jennifer Dittrich
I've had them do the razor too, but it still ends up frizzy/feathery after a week, and then there's nothing you can do at that point but drink a lot until it grows out. - Meg VMeg
i'm tempted to have the electric shears with #4 all over my head and be done with it. - Big Joe Silence
I hadn't had my hair cut professionally in years, which is basically the same thing. - Meg VMeg
Ah, my hair really doesn't go to frizz (all but the very back is fine and straight,) so that might explain the difference. - Jennifer Dittrich
This: "there's nothing you can do at that point but drink a lot until it grows out" is my experience with haircuts in general... - WebGoddess
Meg, have you ever gone to someone who specializes in curly hair, like Deva or Ouidad? - Laura
Yep, I like Devachan, though it's $$$, so it's been years. This was a gift. I should be more grateful. - Meg VMeg
My sister refers to the razor as texturizing or precision cutting. Your hair must be a specific texture and in some folks it shatters the cuticle and produces the frizz. I won't allow the razor technique due this happening with my hair. - Janet
Thanks, that's helpful. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, razors and my hair don't get along at all. Instead, my hair person takes small sections of hair, twists them, and then snips the side of the twist to take out tiny internal layers. Reduces volume without creating more frizz. - lris
It took 36 years, but I finally found someone who cuts my hair in a way I like a couple years back. If she ever leaves, I am screwed. - laura x
holly #ravingfangirl
Oooooooh! That should wake me back up!!! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
There's a reason they say to cut off the head. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Hells, yes. Finally caught up with this last night. I was iffy on the show right up until the middle of the season, and then it seems like it started pulling its threads together and the writing got a bit tighter. Really looking forward to next season. - Jennifer Dittrich
totally agree with all of that, jenn. - holly #ravingfangirl
Told y'all it was coming out epic. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Haha, must replay that scene :) - Amit Patel
I am unsto--- ! Hey! I found it! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
John Lilly
Wow, Bret promoted to CTO at Facebook - smart, great guy. Congrats! http://techcrunch.com/2010...
Thanks, John :) - Bret Taylor
@Bret. Congratz Bret.. - Ozgur Demir
Bret, well deserved! You're perfect for the position. - Jesse Stay
Super happy for you - incredibly well deserved. But I still want to get you working on another startup! Want to find something to do together. Looking for board stuff for you, too. - John Lilly from email
Congrats, Bret! - Mark Trapp
Now to see if Bret can take that confusing Facebook interface and make it into something nice like, for example, friendfeed. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
The Facebook "Lite" version helped simplify the interface, hopefully some of those concepts will make it into the standard design. - Mike Chelen
TechCrunch called it the Friendfeedification of Facebook. That can only be a good thing. Congrats! - Eric - Poppa Large
Congratulations Bret! - Atul Arora
BT and FF did 'open' in the healthy, right, & honest way. Here's to bringing that positive force to a pretty unhealthy & confused company. Serious congratulations! Now... what would you do if you were CEO, Bret? That's what you need to do, starting today. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congrats, Bret! - Kol Tregaskes
Good on ya, Bret!! :) - Skye Miller
Congrats Bret! - Bojan Babic
holly #ravingfangirl
ABC Picks Up 'Marvel's 'Agent Carter', Renews 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - Deadline.com - http://www.deadline.com/2014...
ABC Picks Up 'Marvel's 'Agent Carter', Renews 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' - Deadline.com
"Finally, the project that was destined for ABC‘s 2014-15 schedule despite no one being allowed to talk about it, is out. As expected, ABC picked up Marvel’s Agent Carter along with renewing Marvel’s freshman drama, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The order to Agent Carter is straight-to-series. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, Agent Carter follows the story of Peggy Carter (Captain America’s Hayley Atwell). It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark, all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers Executive producers are Michele Fazekas & Tara... more... - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
While I've really enjoyed the back half of Agents of SHIELD, I'm super stoked for Agent Carter. Seriously. - Jennifer Dittrich
holly #ravingfangirl
WELP, looks like i am digging into some PHP tonight. #pleaseletitbeaneasyfix
OH MY GOD MY BRAIN IS MELTING. MELLLLLLLLLLLTINNNNNNNNNNG - holly #ravingfangirl
What are you trying to do? - Mark Trapp
i have a form mailer on the website that makes the email address of the submitter the "from" address of the email, and since Yahoo/AOL no longer allow their addresses to be spoofed, I need to change the mailer so it uses our email as the from address. I think I've found what I need to change - just need to try it and see if I break everything :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Why does everyone like Calibri so much?
It's just the default Office font. I think people just get used to it (like they did with Times New Roman,) and stick with what crops up. - Jennifer Dittrich
Oh, is it? How funny, I don't think I ever noticed that. - Meg VMeg
Calibri looks a lot like my handwriting...it's comfortable, I guess. - Lily
My Haettenschweiler petition went nowhere in the office. - Zamms
I started off thinking I should hate it (because default Microsoft) but I actually find myself almost liking it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Catherine, me too. We must resist! - Steele Lawman
^ The Chile Relleno is absolutely amazing there. - NOT THE CRICKET
Great place. They serve up drinks and food to a T that resembles the T in Calibri. - Stephen Mack
Micah
A menagerie of collective nouns.
A parliament of pronouns. - Mark Trapp
Micah
Hacker news guy's oblivious use the term "glass ceiling", devoid of its gender/race discrimination meaning. Protip: It's not a synonym for dead end job, dude.
Bret Taylor
We had some networking issues that were causing packet loss over the past couple days that (we think) have been resolved. If you noticed the site being a bit sluggish, it should be improved now.
ddos? - Hüseyin Mert
Not DDOS; bug on our side. http://friendfeed.com/tudor... - Tudor Bosman
oh, thanks God :) - Hüseyin Mert
با عضویت در اتاق " در ارتباط با توییتر... " از جدید ترین متعلقات این سرویس با خبر شوید... اسمایلی : (تبلیغات).http://friendfeed.com/twitte-r - سینه سرخ
bret neler oluyor? hani ben yaşadığım sürece ff kapanmayacaktı..hani ff'yi benim üzerime yapmıştın..nedir bu dedikodular??? - Aynebilim Aşevi
Bret yavşaksın olum sen. 2009'dan beri hiç mi siteye girmez lan adam. Olum ne Fb merklısı bir adammışsın lan sen. İnsan merak eder ne var ne yok diye girer de bir selam yazar. Senin amk lan ben. Siktin gül gibi siteyi şimdi de kapanacak diyorlar. Kapatacağına biz Türk kardeşlerine devret kardeşim. Biz domain falan alırız, sokayım boktan domainine. Yönlendireceksin sadece panelden. Ne dersin Bret? Hadi kardeşim bir düşün. gerçi girmiyorsun di mi sen buraya. Hay mk ya. - EG
Hi Bret, we recently heard that you're shutting down Friendfeed - is this true? Please clarify this for the sake of FF Turkish Community :) - DenizTuran
cool - solncee
cool - arieana
http://swc.bc.ca for shoring in the Turkish Community. - Anthony Berkut
nice to see you againe . - meseret mihreteab
PATRON, GEL BI SAHIP ÇIK ORTAMA! dedikodular aldi yürüdü! - ani
Cool! - Riya Banerjee
Meg VMeg
Is the (colloquial, not literal) difference between "standard operating procedure" and "modus operandi" that one is organizational and one is personal? Or that the former has more steps than the latter?
I tend to think of "modus operandi" as faintly evil. That's not very helpful, is it? - Catherine Pellegrino
It is! And I agree. In your mind, though, can an individual have a "standard operating procedure"? Or is there a less evil kind of modus operandi someone could have? - Meg VMeg
You know, I think you're right: one wouldn't say that a person has an SOP. But an organization -- especially an activist one, I think? -- might have a modus operandi. I mean, like, ACT UP has a modus operandi, but IBM doesn't. - Catherine Pellegrino
Sop is often codified and formal. The other May be habitual , IMO. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Er, not to imply up there that ACT UP is faintly evil. They were just the first group that came to mind where I thought we'd share an understanding of what their modus operandi was. I suppose Operation Rescue might have been a better example. Westboro Baptist Church: even better. - Catherine Pellegrino
SOP emphasizes procedures, steps; MO a method that belies a characteristic / actor. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Both are colloquialisms, SOP is military, right? So it sounds all rules & regs. MO is more noir. I think I've MO used organizationally, but can't lay my thoughts on an example. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I would see the former as being more formal or codified and the latter as possibly being a formal process but possibly also a habit or custom. - John (bird whisperer)
"This is what I have to do" vs "this is what I'm inclined to do and usually do." kind of. So yeah, kind of organizational vs personal. Also, it seems like people usually say that they are bound by standard operating procedure, but that OTHER people suss out your modus operandi. - lris
i think you (all) are right about the distinctions, but i would also note that as someone who has tons of friends who have served in the military, the jargon kind of seeps over into more personal/intimate/jokey contexts. Like "Waaaaaaaaal, SOP would be to start grilling at 6 pm but if you are playing soccer until 7:30 I *guess* we could start at 8." "Hoo-ah!" But maybe that jokey use of it kind of depends on the implied connotations of starchiness/formality/large organizations? - Marianne
Yes--in my contexts, MO is what you use to describe people's exes and SOP is what you use to make jokes. - laura x from iPhone
You people are smart. Thank you. - Meg VMeg
Micah
There are so many problems with Hobbit 2 that I don't know where to begin. Too exhausting to think about.
I think the root of the problems stems from less than 30 minutes of the 2 hour 47 minute runtime actually occurred in the book. - Mark Trapp from iPhone
I'm a big Tolkien fan, and I really like the LotR movies, but I have found it impossible to bring myself to care about The Hobbit movies at all. I haven't seen any of it and I'm coo' wit' dat. - Akiva
Mark, it's assailable even without considering how it fails as an adaptation—the wheels come off as a narrative film, period. From the two steps forward, one step back pacing to flat out amateur moments of editing—EYELINE, LEGOLAS, EYELINE! The barrel escape was like a video game sequence, rocketing full throttle into parody of the genre. I need to stop now. - Micah
Oh. One point of redemption: Count the dramatic-stare-into-the-middle-distance-Thorin with locks of hair flowing in the wind like Fabio on a Harlequin book cover—that's the making of a rock solid drinking game. - Micah
Oh I agree (both about Thorin and the wheels falling off), Cinema Sins had a nice rundown of mostly everything wrong there: https://www.youtube.com/watch... I guess what I was pointing to was that while Jackson can do a serviceable-to-great job when he's sticking to Tolkien's source material, he is pretty awful when it comes to anything else. To me, the weakest parts of LotR and the Hobbit 1 were when he was straying from the path and trying to leave his creative writing mark. - Mark Trapp
Yep, good point. I understand the temptation for Jackson, it's human. Too bad it's so often a losing proposition. - Micah
I don't understand why it needs to be three (2.5 hour+ long) movies. - Derrick
Don't worry. The next movie is only a couple of chapters long: 15 minutes tops. - lris
Derrick: Because that's the kind of movie Jackson makes, and he's getting away with it. I imagine the Superduper Blu-ray Extended Versions will be >3 hours each. (As for a couple of chapters: "Meanwhile, in Slightly Upper Middle Earth...") - Walt Crawford
D, because 3 billion dollar movies is better than 1 or 2. - NOT THE CRICKET
Not if you don't go see them. - Derrick
Micah
Sad Keanu + Fabio = Thorin in Hobbit II.
I was getting more of a more angsty version of John Travolta from Battlefield Earth vibe. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
They're everywhere.
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Oh dang, a bunch of other people thought of this too: https://www.google.com/search... - Stephen Mack
It's still funny. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
holly #ravingfangirl
if you have to drop so many letters from the words in your tweet that it's like doing a puzzle to decipher it, YOUR MESSAGE IS TOO LONG FOR A TWEET.
Crz tk. - Zamms
I just slide all those vowel-absent words into each other until they add up to 2048. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I agree (cont. 1/49) - Mark Trapp
Hll lvs btch. - Kristin from iPhone
holly #ravingfangirl
because it makes me smile, here's little(r) holly and her dog. #tbt https://flic.kr/p/8HaG7S
because it makes me smile, here's little(r) holly and her dog. #tbt https://flic.kr/p/8HaG7S
clearly, i've been a bit of a pill since a young age. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
omg! - Derrick
that makes the whole world smile - Steve C Team Marina
Is your dog giving you the side-eye??? :^) - Friar Will
NO HE IS NOT. that's how bulldogs always look. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
I am sure it is. :^p - Friar Will
Micah
Meg VMeg
Judy Chicago is doing fireworks now???? I am totally going to this: http://www.prospectpark.org/calenda... BUTTERFLY-THEMED
holy WOW. - Catherine Pellegrino
holly #ravingfangirl
Twitter helps deputies bust Marion Co. party | kgw.com Portland - http://www.kgw.com/news...
Twitter helps deputies bust Marion Co. party | kgw.com Portland
"A secluded party in the woods for 19-year-old Nathaniel Gray's birthday. At least, that's what the attendees thought it would be. But what the underage partiers involved may not have realized was that deputies were using social media just like they were - to spread the word." - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
i just laugh and laugh and laugh whenever i hear this story. - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Bill de Blasio is my fucking hero: http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Also, search is working! - Meg VMeg
Yessss people don't understand this importance. - Lily
Micah
OMG I CAN'T FIND LUNAR ECLIPSE IN APP STORE. PLS RT!
Micah
"May the Source be with you." --Master Stallman
"If you can find a parrot to go with the Source, I will be very glad. DON'T buy a parrot figuring that it will be a fun surprise for me. If you buy a captured wild parrot, you will promote a cruel and devastating practice, and the parrot will be emotionally scarred before you get it. Meeting that sad animal is not an agreeable surprise." - Mark Trapp
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