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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. - 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). - سینه سرخ
bret neler oluyor? hani ben yaşadığım sürece ff kapanmayacaktı..hani ff'yi benim üzerime yapmıştın..nedir bu dedikodular??? - Aynebilim G.
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 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
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: 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
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.
Oh dang, a bunch of other people thought of this too: - Stephen Mack
It's still funny. =) - Yvonne 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
because it makes me smile, here's little(r) holly and her dog. #tbt
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
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
Meg VMeg
Judy Chicago is doing fireworks now???? I am totally going to this: BUTTERFLY-THEMED
holy WOW. - Catherine Pellegrino
holly #ravingfangirl
Twitter helps deputies bust Marion Co. party | Portland -
Twitter helps deputies bust Marion Co. party | 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:
Also, search is working! - Meg VMeg
Yessss people don't understand this importance. - Lily
"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
holly #ravingfangirl
TNT's 'The Librarians' starts filming in Portland
TNT's 'The Librarians' starts filming in Portland
"Grimm and Portlandia will soon have new TV neighbors on the block. TNT has green-lighted “The Librarians,” which is set to begin filming in Portland this spring, Deadline reports. The show stars Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle and centers on an ancient organization located beneath a public library that protects a secret collection of magical items. In the show, the cast will solve mysteries, recover artifacts and fight supernatural threats. The show is a 10-episode series follow-up to “The Librarian,” a hit made-for-TV movie trilogy that also aired on TNT. It will be produced by the same team that produced "Leverage." " - holly #ravingfangirl
WHAT ABOUT GILES? - Spidra Webster
Oh, awesome. - Jennifer Dittrich
yay for some of the Leverage team back together again! - holly #ravingfangirl
Yeah, that's half of my enthusiasm right there - they know how to put together a good show, and the premise is pretty fun already. - Jennifer Dittrich
One of my favorite library students is a public librarian in Portland. I hope she gets some of this action!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Stephen Mack
Just had a meeting with the CEO and received a gift package in recognition of my 15 years at TiVo. Wow. Feeling thankful and appreciated.
They should appreciate you because from what I've seen, you kick a lot of ass. - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Spidra! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Cool! So nice to be appreciated! (Thought they might have finally given you a screensaver, though. ;-P ) - Anne Bouey
Congratulations, Stephen! I'm positive it's very well deserved! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats Stephen! - Me
Congrats! I'll be right over to help you drink that Dom Perignon! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan Planken
Congrats Stephen, you rock! - Louis Gray
Congrats! You deserve it. - Mary Carmen
The box is stunning, and well deserved. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Congratulations, Stephen! - Brent Schaus
Congrats! Stephen is the man! - imabonehead
Thank you, everyone! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congrats, Stephen! I'm convinced it's well deserved :) - Eivind
Well, they give it to everyone who makes it 15 years. ;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I hope you'll still drink Dom P from the TiVo trophy like a race winner :) - Eivind
Awesome! Very well deserved. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Now you have 15 years of TV broadcasts to watch that were recorded while you were at work. - Vezquex
Meg VMeg
I love how insulted/galled the cartoon antidepressant pill looks in the Abilify commercial.
WHAT, A CARTOON ANTIDEPRESSANT PILL ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU? And Abilify just smiles back, faux sheepishly. - Meg VMeg
Abilify pill is a smug bastard and needs to get the bar of soap in the sock treatment in the pill planner late at night. - Big Joe Silence
CBC newsreader referred to Heartbleed as a huge internet virus. VIRAL MARKETING.
Made news because CRA website has suspended accepting tax return filing. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
What? Noooo! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Wow, this is serious stuff. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
You know it's something when the recommendation is "Change your passwords. All of them." - Mark Trapp
well its also about fear mongering. - Peter Dawson
Meg VMeg
I was scared to check until now. - Meg VMeg
Our long, national nightmare is over. - Mark Trapp
Stephen Mack
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Study Reports [] -
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Study Reports []
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From the article: "A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. But the study, published online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found that while rates of circumcision among American men ages 14 to 59 increased to 81 percent from 79 percent over the past decade, the rate of newborn circumcision has declined by 6 percentage points, to 77 percent, since the 1960s." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "One cost-benefit analysis that considered infant urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases found that if circumcision rates were decreased to the 10 percent typical in European countries, the additional direct medical costs over 10 years of births would be more than $4.4 billion." - Stephen Mack
Last paragraph: "'Male circumcision is in principle equivalent to childhood vaccination,' said the lead author, Brian J. Morris, emeritus professor of medical sciences at the University of Sydney. 'Just as there are opponents of vaccination, there are opponents of circumcision. But their arguments are emotional and unscientific, and should be disregarded.'" - Stephen Mack
The full text is not long. The stat that was most surprising to me: "These data show that the risk to an uncircumcised male of developing a condition requiring medical attention during their lifetime is approximately 1 in 2. " - Stephen Mack
^ I have a hard time believing that. - Stephen Mack
Yeah that doesn't seem right to me either, and I'm not anti-snip. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
"Male circumcision is in principle equivalent to childhood vaccination"...oof, there are certain circles of the internet (coughredditcough) where that'd be some dangerous heresy. Hm, and actually, I just checked and every posting of the study was downvoted to oblivion there: - Mark Trapp
I'm generally anti-circumcision but only because I generally believed it to be unnecessary. But I certainly don't feel anti-circ is equivalent to anti-vax. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Funny how one person's 'bloodthirsty mob' is another's 'wisdom of the crowds'.
It's the tyranny of the majority! Oh, they agree with me? Democracy in action! - Mark Trapp
I am the very model of a modern Major- Tyranny! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I said, "Go fuck yourself," as often as I thought it.
It was my Boris Badenov comment, wasn't it. - Joe
Amit Patel
Meg VMeg
Irrationally biased against resumes involving color.
I see nothing irrational in this. - ellbeecee
What ellbee sez. - Walt Crawford
what type of colors are we talking about? the favorite one I saw used a yellow font on white paper. with some pink thrown in for good measure - Sir Shuping is just sir
Any color whatsoever (though I'm fine if email addresses and URLs are incidentally blue). Like, even if the effect is aesthetically pleasing and the information is well laid out, I just hate it on some kind of principle. - Meg VMeg
I prefer resumes with some design sense. *shrug* Possibly an allergic reaction to CVs, which ugh, so ugly and hard to scan. - RepoRat
I am irrational biased against resumes involving the movie Colors. I can check IMDB to check if you're in it. - Zamms
I like small color accents, but I hate when they use text boxes in Word, and then don't convert to PDF, so you see boxes of dashed lines all over the whole thing when looking at it electronically. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
What about, say, a résumé that appears on a website that already has a theme involving color? Should it appear on an unthemed page? - Mark Trapp
I'm okay with tasteful use of color in HTML/web-based resumes. It's only the PDFs and Word docs where it bothers me. Clearly I am insane. - Meg VMeg
Mark, that I'd expect it to be themed as the site, but give me a link to a pdf too because I still need to be able to print it off and mark it up (well, if you're an actual applicant. And in that case I'd have expected you to attach your resume/cv to an email and make my life easier) - ellbeecee
ellbeecee: oh sure, definitely on the PDF alternative. Meg: nah, I totally agree, though maybe for different reasons. My feeling is that Word docs and PDFs have an implied "this may be printed" contract associated with them that web/HTML does not, and I don't want to go all wasting my precious color ink on some superfluous coloring. I guess I could always just check "B&W" when printing, but that's an extra step that's not needed! I dunno, maybe we're both insane. - Mark Trapp
NO ONE is when Pauly Shore was funny old.
QUICK! get xkcd on making the someone-admits-he-was-wrong-on-the-Internet comic.
This belongs in Lovefest. Unless you don't love it. And if you don't, you're a giant poopyhead! - Spidra Webster
This post belongs in Bitchfest. Because grumpycat. - NOT THE CRICKET
Downvote karma - Rodfather
Meg VMeg
The one where Sheldon knows football.
Stephen Mack
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT. -
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
I know that we usually use the myth of Icarus as an object lesson in avoiding hubris and not reaching beyond our grasp, but when I teach my kids about Icarus, the moral I'll emphasize is LISTEN TO YOUR DAD, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT.
Beware your dad's contraptions! - Eivind
Eivind, hey, it worked for Daedalus, right? This is a guy who makes labyrinths, he's a regular MacGuyver. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Halil, ha! ("Towell") - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mark, I guess that's true. Ear wax supplement maybe? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
but Icarus died so that Icarea would be created... plus he's one of two people in the world that actually got to fly, so... personally I'm a fan. - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Wax on, wax off. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I only use Instagram for Ralphies.
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^ *stamp* Approved! - Micah
Jennifer beat me to my first thought, so therefore I submit the Karate Kid: - Mark Trapp
Meg VMeg
Mitt Romney's face.
I'm releasing to the Canadian iTunes Store first to make sure everything is copacetic. I'll soon be requesting some FF testers to do their thing (Canadian peeps on day 1, world wide probably the next day if all is well). - Micah
Thanks again to my Android peoples who gave the test drive back in October—many thanks. The free app in Play store is coming up to the 5000+ download marker any time now. - Micah
IT'S LIVE! Free App: - Micah
My testing based on Canadian iTunes checked out. Woot. I've opened up distribution to all available countries 30 minutes ago (but it takes unknown hours to propagate). If anyone sees it show up in USA iTunes, and elsewhere, can you let me know? THANKS. - Micah
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