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WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ok. Who wishes the FFundercats would come back? And keep your hands up if you always secretly wanted to be a guest....
*hands in the air* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*has never put hands down* - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
*Hands in the pants of both hosts* - Mike Nayyar
*hands in the air.* (secretly knowing I am not worthy) - DGentry
*raises hands* - LB needs a break.
*hands up* - Scoble, Alex Scoble
*raising the roof* - Kevin Fox
*waving 'em in the air because I care* - That's So CAJ!
*FFoam FFinger raised* - Spidra Webster
*one hand up, one hand petting* - Hookuh Tinypants
Been a guest ---> - Micah
Mr Fancy-Pants Micah :) But would you do it again? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
J & J keep me on retainer, so yes. - Micah
What, like a butler? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Me too. Did you all here the one in January? - Kol Tregaskes
I also have the same feeling about SP's Random Time Lords podcast. - Eric - Final Countdown
Me too, to having it come back. - Judy Jones
Hey, Johnny...looks like we got some work to do. - Josh Haley
You need a third person. No offense but the show lost a lot of dynamism when Mark left. It also suffered once FriendFeed went into decline so it should cover more than just FriendFeed. Twitter. Facebook. Friendster. Compuserve. Etc. - Akiva
DO NOT TEASE THE FFERS, HALEY!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm taking this too seriously, aren't I. - Akiva
Nope, that's why I was saying that Josh better not be toying with us....FFundercats or do not. There is no try. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hey, I heard you're going to have Cristo on. I should call in and surprise him. [months of FriendFeed violence ensues] - Akiva
I wish it was back. And I was kind of a guest once when visiting the Bro and Family in Houston.... - Morgan
I got to be a guest for a moment. I was awful but it was still fun, my small claim to FFundercats fame :o) - Just Mrs. V
*hands still in the air* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I have a feeling Mr. Worthington isn't into it. He's said goodbye to FF a while ago. :( - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Well all three of them are gone, so I'm not sure what would be left to cobble together. Plus I'm not really sure we need to try and rehash EVERYTHING on FF before it goes offline. Some things you just need to let go. - Hookuh Tinypants
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
DO ANYBODY KNOW WHAT TEH NEW SHINY IS NOW THAT QUORA IS DEAD?
We'll discuss it here: - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
But Digg isn't new or shiny enough to satisfy. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WorldofHiglet, you mean we'll discuss it on Friendfeed? - Andy Bakun
I LOLed at "Well, Robert, no civilization likes to be raided by Mongols." - Victor Ganata
I once suggested that FriendFeed was a possible future of blogging. Nice to know Air is human... - Johnny from iPhone
FriendFeed could never be a true blogging platform due to the character count restriction. - Akiva
what do you mean, character count restr - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Sure friendfeed can be used to blog: the post is the teaser, the first comment is the body ("more after the jump" (I hate calling it "the jump", especially when it doesn't conditionally appear if I'm actually viewing it on the blog's site)) ;) - Andy Bakun
This is what Robert used to do, of course. He got distracted, though, by the - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Well, Robert could only put photos into the post, not into comments. And friendfeed limits name dropping to two per post also. - Andy Bakun
I thought it worked well for short ideas. - Eric - Final Countdown
This is exactly how I use friendfeed. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Andy, that's just a hack, though. Having to claim the first few comments by quickly putting in dashes or whatever is just dumb. - Akiva
I never suggested that. People would know that comments other than the poster's were not continuations. And you could always just delete other people's comments if you were anal. Or you could compose somewhere else and paste it all in and beat these other commenters. That being said, FF is not a blogging platform, and I wouldn't really read a blog that was "hosted" here. This isn't the right kind of platform for long form anyway. - Andy Bakun
It's still all a hack. - Akiva
It's one way of using the tools. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
You can try pounding nails with a screwdriver, sure. - Akiva
But to get it back on Scoble/Quora, when all you have is blog posts, you want everything to look like a blog platform, right? - Andy Bakun
No, when all you peddle are the new shinies, you want everything to look like a new shiny. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If we were starting a new shiny, by what would we know we were about to fly to the moon in terms of users? And how long should we expect to wait before being dropped like a fourth-choice prom date? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ATTENTION: THE NEW SHINY IS BELUGA. CHECK BACK IN TWO WEEKS. - Louis Gray
we'll all have a whale of a time? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you were a DJ what would your DJ name be?
B-Dizzy - Bren
DJ Okiboy on the 1's and 2's. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Rodfather? - Rodfather
DJ EZ Scribble - Scoble, Alex Scoble
D-Nice. - Derrick
LL Cool Haley. Or Joust. - Josh Haley
DJ Nutty Balls - Outsanity
DJ Bonehead - imabonehead
my husband says his would be "Will the Thrill" I'm still thinking on mine - Nathalie
King Somba da Guido - Brent - Yes I am
Zonie - VALZONE#SCREWED
I like that Aden. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Curdy G, which was my DJ name when I was a DJ. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
MC MCC :-) - Mary Carmen
I've wanted to be a DJ since high school. Just never had the balls to just do it. I love music but can't dance very well. Might as well DJ. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Help me flesh this group out: http://friendfeed.com/mcs-vs-... - Andy Bakun
Melly D - Melly
I can see that Melly is about as creative as I am. :) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Hey, my DJ name is hella cool, don't knock it! ;o) - Melly
Flying Insect Killah! - Adrian
*Bump* - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Johnny Stagecoach. Cause I'm hung like a whole team of... Oh wait... different thread. - SAM
MC Press Play And Walk Away - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Royale with Cheese! - Kristin
Now I get to update my name to MC Nyce - Mary Carmen
I think I dubbed you that on Facebook if I remember right. :D - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
MC Nyce in the place to be! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you drive with your hands at the 10 and 2 positions?
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I usually don't except when I'm driving over some really rough road at speed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sometimes. Lindsay says I look like I'm a zombie when I do that though... or Frankenstein. - iTad
Yes, split evenly with 4 and 7. or Noon and chillin'. - Anika
I do and get made fun of, too. - Trish R
10 and 2 makes my arms tired if done for any sustained amount of time. I'm a lazy driver. I usually keep my arms in my lap and steer from the bottom of the wheel. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Most of the time I drive with one hand. - Rodfather
I find myself driving with one hand on the wheel and one of the stick shifter a lot. I even do it when I drive my wife's automatic. Just habit I guess. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
No...3 and 9, just like Emerson Fitipaldi...Almost no professional drivers use 10 and 2 so why is it recommended for regular drivers? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've heard 3 and 9 is better for today's vehicles because they handle so differently from cars when 10 and 2 was first used. - Kenton
The last time I drove, it was probably 5 and 7. - Andrew C (✔)
I got the 10 in there, even though that hand is probably supposed to be on 2. - Rahsheen
Yeah, I would say 9 and 3 for me also, most of the time. My hands just naturally fall there. But I do use both hands most of the time, unless I'm stuck in traffic. Actually, more like 9:30 and 2:30. - Laura Norvig
Nope. When driving with two hands (taking a corner fast or overtaking someone at speed, or some other action or situation that looks like I need more control), I usually drive at 9 and 3 (I heard somewhere that that's actually more effective positioning -- EDIT: oh, this was mentioned above). However, usually, I'm driving with just my left hand at 9, because my left arm can rest on the door of my car. - Chieze Okoye
one hand when i drive I think when i took the driving test i did not even used 10 & 2 hand rule. At one point in the test i drove one handed. - Patrick aka Damexican from YouFeed
Was your driving instructor asleep or something? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I drive with one hand at 12:00 if I'm texting. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Haha. I have one pinky at 8 o'clock if I'm smoking, eating, and texting at the same time. Seriously though, if I really want to focus on driving well, my hands are usually somewhere between 10 & 2 and 9 & 3. - Rodfather
depends what i'm eating at the time. and never when i'm texting or typing on my laptop. and also never when doing origami. - Morgan
i almost never drive with my hands at 10 and 2 but its because i drive a manual transmission car. - Cardeen Risen
Sometimes, but they creep down to 5 and 7 eventually over a long drive. - Alix May
not all the time - VALZONE#SCREWED
mostly one hand, or noon & chillin (love that one Anika!), but also around 1:30 & 9:30 ;) - Starmama
I'm working on the 4 & 8 positions, thumbs resting on the wheel. I'd just read a piece from AAA about this last week, and I find that it is MUCH less fatiguing on my neck, shoulders, and upper back. So I'm trying to make this a habit. It really does give MUCH more control around curves and turns - I was amazed by this. - Ordinarybug Heather
Left hand at 9, right hand on mp3 player. - Steven Perez
I think I drive all the above mentioned positions plus few more. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
I drive with my left hand on my knee, thumb out to add a little friction on the wheel, all of the steering control is done with my right hand around 3-5. Also what Glen said, they recommended 8 and 4 to me. My advise keep your hands towards the bottom of the wheel and position your seat as far back as possible, that still allows you to operate the vehicle unhindered, because airbags... more... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
nope - Marissa
One knee at the 8 o'clock position... - Morton Fox
3 and 9. The right way. - Mark Davidson
6 or 12 if I'm feeling gangsta - Shey
I don't think I've ever seen anyone drive like that. - Kol Tregaskes
*Bump* - DB, Lil LB's Dad
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Peanut Butter: Creamy or Chunky? Peter Pan, Skippy, Jif or Other?
Natural creamy salted - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Yes - Beau Liening
creamy - Adams no stir, no sugar added - Bren
Creamy, Peter Pan. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
What Alex said. I like the generic Whole Foods 365 brand. - Derrick
Chunky, Jif. - Anne Bouey
any of the above - Marissa
Creamy, unsure of brands - Steve C, Team Marina
Yes. With celery. - Michael W. May
Creamy, any name brand (I stay away from store brands of peanut butter). - John E. Bredehoft
Me too John. Store brands are just so bland. So is Gubment Peanut Butter. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Chunky. I like Maranatha best, but tend to opt for Smucker's Natural since it's half the price. - Alix May
I just luvs Peanut Butter. Grew up on the really off off brand stuff, so I ain't really choosy about brands either. Just give me sum ground up peanuts. - Brent - Yes I am
Extra crunchy Jiff - Shannon - GlassMistress
Me too Brent. My god father got me hooked on it when I was real little. My god mother used to buy the big tubs of peanut butter from Safeway. That was a long time ago. I've been a PBJ addict ever since. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Walmart or Safeway brand. creamy for sammiches, crunchy for recipes. - Starmama
What recipes do you make with PB starmama? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Chunky, Jif but not picky - Shey
I love PB but extremely dislike PB cookies. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
cookies, brownies, Thai-type sauces - Starmama
Reese's Chunky, please. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Adams' Natural, creamy. - Rochelle
Any sort of natural, with salt and preferably little else. - Jennifer Dittrich
Smuckers Natral Chunky. YUM! [Jif extra crunchy will work in a pinch, though] - Ordinarybug Heather
Anybody like the Peanut Butter/Jelly combo in a can (or squeeze bottle nowadays)? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I tried to make mafe once but it came out horrible & went in the garbage. http://www.whats4eats.com/meats... - Starmama
Chunky, and usually Jif. - Eric - Final Countdown
*Bump* Same conversation. 5 years ago. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My answer would have been the same 5 years ago. Skippy natural for me. - John (bird whisperer)
Mine hasn't changed either. Don't know that it ever will. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Steven Perez
Johnny
Poor Louis. He's making great fodder for comedy. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The places you have gone. - Mike Nayyar
[throws in the towel] - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
VICTORY!!!... but at what cost... - Johnny
Not for nothing but I went to the trouble of 'shopping out they guy's head and left shoulder for authenticity... I guess I should go do some work now :) - Johnny from iPhone
It was bound to happen. Keep in mind, Alex, that the image was ripe for the misuse. :) - Louis Gray
Louis in #Glenmode. The new Flat Stanley. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I'm going to have Tweet this pic with a salaciously tawdry headline, and yes people will fall for it and RT it along hehehheeee - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Oh the insanity. - Louis Gray
This briefly flashed on the screen and my wife said WHAT IS THAT? I immediately diverted to the netflix window and hit play on the next episode of our show. - Micah
Kol Tregaskes
No Matter How Hard You Try, It Is Impossible To Fax A Cat #shareit
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LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
That poor cat looks so confused. - kendrak
but it's so warm on top of the scanner! - DJF
Time for a cat scan! - Jemm
Iz I the right way up for printing? - Vicky
This is clearly not my cat. If this was my cat he's have one arm shoved down into the printer trying to tear up all the internal whirling bits with his bare claws. - Soup in a TARDIS
LOL, Soup! - Kol Tregaskes
Too Funny! Reminds me of the San Mateo Cat Shelter where one of the cats loves to sleep on top of the laster printer where the paper comes out... - Greg Lato
Kitty!!!! - Janice
keep trying! - Morgan
FEED ME A CAT - tehKenny
Kol, it is NOT impossible. And that's all I'm saying. - Steven Perez
Push harder - Josh Haley
LOL@Jemm - AJ Batac
آخی - یک بابک
Hehe, Steven. I won't ask. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Gosh, just noticed this post has nearly 150 likes! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
1 closer....hilarious! - Jeffrey Marsh
There we go 150 likes. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
I'm in ur faxx masheen -- sendin de faxxez.... - Stephanie Segel
thanks, i needed a laugh - chaz2b
FAXCAT IS NOT AMUSED - Karl Knechtel
iz dat some copycat? - bora "head" basman
LOL, now nearly 200 likes! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thats no fax machine, thats my new patented kitty juicer! - Threepwood
Just one more like... please. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
it's over two huuunddreeeed - bora "head" basman
MOAR! - Pat Hawks
I need 9 copies please ! - Faraz Mullick
A cute cat :) - Mohammad Abdurraafay
Haha, Faráz. - Kol Tregaskes
Next target, 250 likes. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Friendfeed loev faxcat :o - Karl Knechtel
Pussy by fax. What will they think of next? - Mattb4rd
X)) - Neya
OMGosh, next up is the 300 likes mark. Anyone care to join in? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Honestly, i'm not generally a fan of the Cat memes... But that is classic. - Alistair (alpinefolk)
You know this is the 7th most liked entry on FriendFeed ever: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... !!! - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, this thread is pure genius. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
But only almost 50 comments.. :) - Simon Wicks
Simon, there's not much to comment regarding the picture :) But meta-comments are more than appropriate! - Ivan Zuzak
Simon, yeah we need 1500+ comments now, who wants to start? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
there we go then for the 1500+!! - Jaap Willem
1600+ to beat the FFundercats live chat thread. I think with this real time now on all threads we're going to see some truly epic comment numbers. - Simon Wicks
Ivan, no the picture speaks for itself. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
OK, now it's the 4th: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... - it's gonna take a huge effort to break the record of 452+ likes here: http://beta.friendfeed.com/imified... - Kol Tregaskes
OK, now this is the 3rd most liked entry: http://beta.friendfeed.com/search... :-D Crazy! - Kol Tregaskes
Too bad I am fresh out of likes of I would do it again. - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I'm using this photo in the latest chapter of can haz murder - anna sauce
Hehe, Anna. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
One more for 350 likes, LOL. This is mental! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Come on, 350 cats for a cat getting crushed? You guys are mean. :-P - Richard A.
I'd like again if I could :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
bump - Simon Wicks
Richard, LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
Awesomely funny! - Martha
Next target: 400 likes? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
theres one more for you Kol - Toby Graham
Toby, you're very kind. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Cute *_* - Sybelle
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Just 6 more likes for the 400 then I'll leave you alone. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
can you spare a cat 6 likes? - Mr. The Jason Fleming
sweet - Eric Hofmann
Haha, Jason, wow 406 likes, madness! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Madness? THIS. IS. FAX CAT. - Mike Nayyar
Well 452 likes is the record, hmm I think that is pushing it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Awesome. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
this is underfaksink at its worzt - pb:
Petr, I have no idea what you mean, but thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
@Kol .. :] that, partially, might have been the purpose.... I don't know it exactly either. :] .. was I reflecting on a cat under the fax, and that it is hard to fax that way ... /?:] ... "underfaxing at its worst" .. - pb:
Ah, OK, Petr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
there ya have me ! :] .... see, to be honest with you, i saw this pic couple days ago, but i let it go, without posting it ..... what does that make me? :] - pb:
OMGosh, just 23 more likes to beat this: http://beta.friendfeed.com/imified... ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
433 Like ! Wow ! - Like
Freemor, yes very cute! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
cute~ - Chan Pen
that's why is called a cat scan and not a cat fax. - Phil Maxwell
oh ... a scan. not fax?! .... it looked to me like she was faxink - pb:
Just 5 more likes needed. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Fax, Petr. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
even a flat cat... faxes just can't handle the hair. You'd have to shave the cat first, else the hair will burn and stick to the drum... a mess! (I am extrapolating from transparencies, mind, i don't have access to a cat to test) - Iphigenie
Hehe, Joelle. This is now tied for the 'likes' top stop. One more then, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Hehe, Greg. Blimey! Erm, is that not far from 500 likes now? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Bloody marvelous, Kol. Wish I could like it again... too cute (and help u to 500 likes). - Roberto Bonini
I couldn't believe it when I logged on from the morning over posting it and saw it was at something 200 likes! You all have a strange fetish with cats and fax machines, hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Am I the only one who saw this and their first thought was - My goodness did someone break that cats neck? It still freaks me out a little - Steve C, Team Marina
Steve, it does look a little out of place, but cats are pretty bendy. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
They fax much better if you flatten them first. What? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
LOL, Kevin. - Kol Tregaskes
i can also imagine the cat going there cause it is snug and warm - Iphigenie
Ey, it would be a tad warm on there, especially after a long working day. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Caption which needs to be said aloud: Uh Ohz, I'm totally FAXED! - sofarsoShawn
Hehe, Shawn. 10 more for the big 5-0-0. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Countdown! 8 more now! - Mike Nayyar
bump for more likes - Josh Haley
One more!! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I took mine away, too much pressure. - Steve C, Team Marina
Wow, there we go, 500 likes!! Thank you all!! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
I think Fax Kitty deserves a prize for that. - kendrak
меня, признаться, подзаебал этот кот - Покак Пузантес
Kendra, absolutely. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
So we can put this post to rest now. :-) 505 likes final count, wow! :-D Good night all! - Kol Tregaskes
did 3 people really un-like this? now at 506. wtf (edit: uh, oh, yeah, me and 2 + 506 others makes 509. dammit, jim, i'm an artist, not a mathematician) - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
wish I could double like! - metalerik
Wish I could just like it at all. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
This is also still on the Best of page. That must be the longest running best of post? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
But it's a cat being crushed... - Richard A.
برای چی این همه لایک خورده؟؟؟؟؟ - نصرآبادی
Hehe, Richard. - Kol Tregaskes
copy cat - gibilix
518 like! most liked post? - Lu Tao
ay yerim yaa çok tatlı kedicikk :)) - Arzu
Lu, yeah but a long way now. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
*bump* - Andre
Blew past 500 likes - LIKE!!!!! - Roberto Bonini
OMGosh, nearly heading to 550!! - Kol Tregaskes
So we know how many people use this site. - Richard A.
So that's what Paws Printing means. - Jack&Cleo
Richard, we getting there. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Jack, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
this thread is making history. - vijay
Indeed .. this is a most epic thread - Mattb4rd
Hehe. 9 more for 550! - Kol Tregaskes
8... - sofarsoShawn
7. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Actually only 5...cuz "You, Earl E Morningwood, yasin ghasemi and... 542 liked this" - sofarsoShawn
Who wants to bet how many likes this thead is going to get??? - Roberto Bonini
Gosh, no idea. - Kol Tregaskes
take some bets then come back in a year to check? - Iphigenie
:) - SokooteDel
Holy smokes .. this pussy cat is approaching 600 likes! - Mattb4rd
552 now, so there are some unlikes going on, hehe, oh well. Still an amazing amount of likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
560! - sofarsoShawn
And back down to 559. Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
And how could anyone not love kitties after seeing this photo? - Susan Beebe
I liked it without reading this discussion - evidentially we have a lot of people who like the idea of faxing a cat! - Rich
Rich, yes, worrying, hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
564! - sofarsoShawn
I think we'll have to recruit more ffeeps before this record will ever be broken - Mr. The Jason Fleming
maybe a good way to clone cats :) - Roberto
Hehe, Roberto. - Kol Tregaskes
This surely couldn't hit 600 likes, could it!? - Kol Tregaskes
It could! Keep bumping it up! - imabonehead
It will :) - Roberto Bonini
Wow, not even 600 Likes? Feh. ;-) - j1m
No yet. Close though. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Stuck on 581. - Kol Tregaskes
One of the best funny cat pictures I've seen! :-) - John Collis
Kristian, it appears to be. Hehe, John. - Kol Tregaskes
ای بابا این پیشول بی خیال نمی شود، بابا پاشو برو دنبال یه بازی دیگه ، از هفته پیش تا حالا تو فکس ولو شدی حوصله ات سر نرفته، پاشو اقلا بپر رو کیبوردی چیزی - Maryaminaa
11 more to 600. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
داداش كوتاه بيا، مي خواي ركورد بزني!؟ - Exir
هستم بره این کامنتتو ترجمه کنه اکسیر ! :))) داره از فضولی میمیره الان ! :D - Shayan
Hehe, 6 more likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Need 1 more like, by my calculation, to get to 600 - Josh Haley
Another unlike then, back down to 598. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
it's 598+3, at the moment ;-) - Andre
There we go, 601!! Wow, can't believe it. :-D Thanks everyone!! - Kol Tregaskes
3 people un liked :( - Roberto Bonini
I think there have been made unlikes over the last week, oh well. - Kol Tregaskes
too many likes, the kitteh is burning up..stop the madness...;) - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Haha, Jason. - Kol Tregaskes
614!!!!! - sofarsoShawn
Whoa! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
man! ..Kol is gaining ... and I saw that pic one day before Kol posted it :X ..and i let it go! :[)] - pb:
Petr, who's he? - Kol Tregaskes
omg, this post passed 600 likes! - imabonehead
@Kol ..well the man .. Mr Photographer .. ok .. let me go there .. - pb:
I see. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
631 likes, amazing stuff. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Day 11 and this thing's still going! - Phil Maxwell
Why fax yourself when you can get famous via FriendFeed? :-) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
whereas a cat *scan* is totally feasible - Megan Craig
Kol is this from your rival: Squashy Cat Photography? - sofarsoShawn
Haha, Shawn. Have you really bumped this one again? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
LOL I was actually looking at best of month and I thought I'm going to be clever :-) - sofarsoShawn
this makes me laugh every darn time I see it - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Who is this NShawnFW? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
kitties do like to find new spots to nap :) - Maryam
LOL, now over 650 likes. - Kol Tregaskes
این هنوز در نیومده از لای این دستگاه؟ - Maryaminaa
Wow. this is good..... pleased, Kol? - Roberto Bonini
Pleased? About the number of likes? I'm happy regardless. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
So do we think it will go to 700 likes? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
what do you mean by "it" ? say "he" or "she". :) - Maryaminaa
Haha, I was referring to the entry. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
lol - Maryaminaa
I see someone already posted 'Copy Cat' !! LOL Great picture - Kevin J Hatton
O HAI! I IZ WATIN FR COOPONZ, KTHXBYE. - WYRD 101
Neksnapper 3000 Kitten Eradicator - Kills Kittehs Dead - Mattb4rd
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
10 more likes for 700! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
7 more by my count! - Bec Rowe @d0tski
Oops, yes you're right, Bec. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It's really only social convention which regards it as inappropriate, same with Xeroxing it, like one does with their b__tocks. Wait are we still talking about cats cats here or... - sofarsoShawn
OMGosh 700+ likes now!! LOL. Thank you all 702 of you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Wow, not so bad huh? \u) - Zu from AOD
Must try this at home! - Anthony K. Valley ©
Bumping some old great posts. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Now THAT is a classic! - Allan Besselink
you have to flatten it first!!! ;) - Neda S.
This is very good humor! - TrafficBug
Hey, we've hit the 700-like mark. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
just a couple thousand to go - Mr. The Jason Fleming
LOL - Smeerch
__awesome__ - scotu
and it got resurrected once again! - Iphigenie
I managed to do it once, but I don't think I'm going to do it again. The results were a little fuzzy. - Seth Greenblatt
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm so glad this thread has been revived. The cat in the fax machine never fails to delight. - Michelle Jones
I've heard of cheap paper but this is ridiculous!! - Neda S.
Copy the cat - Alyn William
And there I was thinking this was the most liked post on FriendFeed. Darn, just 3rd. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just 100 more likes to go. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Missed this the first time around. - John (bird whisperer)
Wow, over 700 likes. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
715 likes and counting. - Kol Tregaskes
Fax Yeah! - × × ×
who revived that one? - Iphigenie
Me, sorry. - Kol Tregaskes
Just 40 more likes. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
all right let's do it... - Iphigenie
Love this one! - Fossil Huntress
Bumping, I think we need to get this to 700 likes before FF closes, right? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I mean it's got to beat Robert Scoble's post to get it to the most liked post on FF. Oh please. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
... which is 737 likes. - Kol Tregaskes
Oh wait, just found a post with 1023 likes! No way we'll beat that. - Kol Tregaskes
:D - رامین
Yippee, 705 likes. Next target is 738. - Kol Tregaskes
wow! more than one million comments! :D - آریــوبرزن
:D - اميرو
A million comments? - Kol Tregaskes
Oh, you mean me? Yes but most are probably imports. - Kol Tregaskes
713 likes and counting. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
yes man! you obviously are very good at breaking the records! :)) - آریــوبرزن
Oh wow, 725 likes. Nearly there. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
8 more likes to go. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Is it at 734 now? #teambeatscoble - Joe
735 now, just 3 more to get into second place. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
736 likes, two more and I'll stop bugging everyone, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Yippee!! Thank you very much everyone. This is now the second most liked post on FriendFeed. No way, is it going to beat the first. But hey, :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Where is the first one Kol Tregaskes? - alireza6211
Running out of time. Come on ffeople! NEED MOAR LIKES! - April Russo (FForever!)
alireza6211, the first one? - Kol Tregaskes
April, hehe. We have nearly 300 likes to go before beating the top liked post. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
this feed actually shows us once again "the real" conqueror of the webland! :D - آریــوبرزن
If there are 300 more active users out there that have not liked this yet, please do so now! We need to make this the top liked post in the history of Friendfeed! Go! Go! Go! - April Russo (FForever!)
Hehe, thanks April. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
760 likes is amazing whatever happens and I thank every one of you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
lol - doper
Steven Perez
Prince of the ancient kingdom of Kandahar, Alex Scoble was taken at a young age by the mystics of the Tall Order and infused with the Waters of March, a hidden wellspring from which all wisdom of the ages was granted by otherworldly powers. Alex was instructed by the mystics and was eventually installed as the Tester of Truth, the kingdom's soothsayer and wise man. Troubled at the way his gift was exploited by the venal and unjust, Alex led a rebellion that eventually destroyed much of the ancient world. Without a home, Alex wanders the earth and dispenses wisdom in a world that seldom appreciates his gifts. - Steven Perez
Heh, nice bio. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Bump. - Steven Perez
Penny
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I wondered if that was a good oh my or not! Thanks Pea - Penny
HAWT - AJ Batac
Very nice! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
perrrrrrty - sofarsoShawn
Thank you .. thank you. I hope I made the right decision. You're all making me feel better about it .. - Penny
In his bunk --> - Johnny from iPhone
Love it!!! The cut is great and the color too!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Thank you! :) - Penny from iPhone
You look fantastic, Penny! - Jenny
do like ... ba dum dum tsshhh (srsly though - looks great) - Scott. Cat Herder.
looks great! - Marissa
Very nice! - Anne Bouey
Thanks everyone :) Appreciate the compliments! x - Penny
Looks good on you! - Jeff P. Henderson
*bump* - felicious from FFHound!
Justin Korn
"Justin Korn's Blog" as a title is boring...I want something fresh and unique. Ideas?
I originally had "Justin's Web Hub" - Justin Korn
Korn on the Blog - Chris Nixon
Sorry - Chris Nixon
1afia;lsf;alalg holy crlak;flag ppa Chrisa l;kfs;la a laahahha dying - Akiva
hahaha hseriously i am afyding over herekaj gfa SEND HELP afka; 1uP - Akiva
Chris: Genius... - Steve Isaacs
I am going to have to hide this because every time I see it I start having a laughgasm again. - Akiva
OMG Chris. I can't breathe! - Yolanda
Kornucopia? And yeah, I'm dying from Chris' suggestion too. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Korn Blogging, Blog Korn, Justin's Views. I don't know, my blog title sucks too. (SheenOnline? Come on...LOL) - Rahsheen
seriously Chris. Wow. *wipes tears away* - Yolanda
Think about how people will search Google for your blog and include those terms in your name. Use the Google AdWords Tool to research your theories: https://adwords.google.com/select... - Robert Scoble
Chris - don't apologize I can't stop laughing either and think it is brilliant - Justin Korn
Leave it to my brother to use this as a chance to pimp one of his favorite widgets, hehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
+1 Chris! - Jeremy Brooks
Rahsheen - I like SheenOnline. It's somewhat orginal... - Justin Korn
Justin's Korn'er - Jonathan.Rivera
Not bad Jon, i like that one too - Justin Korn
I'm glad I'm not the only one doing an embarrasing LOL. Geez, Chris -- that was a hoot. - Cheryl Rice
It's the 'Sorry' that makes it genius. - Akiva
Yeah, CHRIS that was 2 funny - Jonathan.Rivera
And that's from someone named "Rice." Maybe we should get together, Justin ... do some kind of high-carb blogging thing. - Cheryl Rice
ROFLMAO... damn Chris that was good! funny stuff! - Susan Beebe
To borrow from lester you could do iKorn. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
ha, iKorn...i can't believe that domain isn't even available. - Justin Korn
I am the proud owner of kornontheblog.com (not changing officially yet, but had to buy it) - Justin Korn
I dig Korn on the Blog... [Korn] Kobs of Wisdom... - Richard Goodwin from twhirl
Yeah it's still making me laugh. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
That's Kernels of Wisdom - Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
"Something Fresh and Unique" - Shey
Nine - Like "Kernals of Wisdom" - Justin Korn
Well, at least there are too people in the world that like SheenOnline. Thanks Justin :) - Rahsheen
Korn on the Blog ftw, omg HAHA - Mona Nomura
bumping due to this post: http://friendfeed.com/sparkto... - Justin Korn
Thank you Justin. My most favorite thread EVAR. I laughed so much, I cried. - Yolanda
JA Castillo - I've already settled with "Korn on the Blog" --> http://www.kornontheblog.com - Justin Korn
Yolanda - This was certainly an AWESOME thread! :) - Justin Korn
JA - No worries, all good in the hood :) Though, I do like the ring of Korn's Kettle. I should open a Kettle Korn shop... - Justin Korn from IM
<3 - Yolanda
Stephen Mack
For English to evolve, grammarians must die - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
From my post: "Starting today, I resolve to never make another spelling or grammar flame. For informal forums, I may gently encourage others to stop making such corrections as well." - Stephen Mack
Sweet. As I'm a terrible speller. And generally have bad grammer (and yes I'm misspelling that on purpose. grammar just doesn't seem right to me. Let the evolution begin). :) - Dario Gomez
Dario, I don't think I've ever seen you misspell a word prior to that, so you're far from a terrible speller. I agree "grammar" looks weird. There aren't nearly as many words ending in -ar in English as -er. Kelsey Grammer also has a lot to answer for. But I certainly can get behind your proposal that "grammer" should be a valid substitute for "grammar" from now on. For English to evolve we'll also need to get the spell checks on board. - Stephen Mack
I don't think I have the patients for this. - Brian Johns
If by 'evolve' you mean 'dumb down for the un- and miseducated', I'll take an unevolved English any day of the weak. - Akiva
Certainly took me a while to get past that point of view, Akiva. But to take the first example of my post, why do we put up with irregularities? Why make it so hard for new learners and non-native speakers to learn? WHY do you feel the way you feel beyond wanting others to have to go through the hurdles you went through? - Stephen Mack
That's precisely it, though, Stephen. Flattening the learning curve doesn't make it better and it isn't that I want people to have to go through what I went through: this isn't about me; it's about being educated. Taking this to its horrifying conclusion, you might as well champion for the dismissal of complex words. Why use 'extrapolate' instead of 'explain' or 'loathe' instead of... more... - Akiva
If English is so hard to learn, why do I hear many Polish adults speaking better English here in the UK than British children in schools? Simply because the kids aren't being taught well enough and the resources are too few and too late. The problem lies within the education, not the language itself. - Charley M
Akiva, I'm not advocating the removal of words. I'm advocating simpler spelling -- similar to Benjamin Franklin's original proposal, which I'll link in separately. English evolves over time whether you want it to or not ("doughnut" to "donut" in American English, for example). Is someone "less educated" for wanting spelling to be simpler, so that learners can acquire the language faster? I don't want to rob the language of anything except pointless irregularity. - Stephen Mack
I dated a linguistics major once who was pretty adamant about language needing to be allowed to evolve, and was NOT the type to constantly correct others. However, I think that there's a difference between "letting grammarians die" and having them "loosen up" (losen up? lol) a bit. The bigger question, I think, is how organic we let the evolution be. For example, if we let lolcats-speak gain too much inflooense [sic], we've let the reigns go too much. - George S.
Charlotte, English is objectively more irregular than, say, Spanish or Polish, and is therefore harder to learn. Of course non-native speakers learn English successfully all the time. But for those who learned several languages, ask them which was easier to learn. English has notably higher barriers than many languages because of the pervasive irregularities. We could reduce the amount of time by simplifying, that's all I'm saying. - Stephen Mack
Re: "Bad spelling as a signifier for low intelligence is a deeply-ingrained bias in our culture", It's interesting because my dad is an intellectual, but a terrible speller - [anecdotally] it seems has more to do with personality than actual intelligence. He just has other people (i.e. my mom, a grammarian) proof-read anything he sends out there. That said, in this age of... more... - George S.
I have to go with Akiva on this one. English is hard to learn? Practice. When you practice something it gets "easier" not because the nature if the thing changes but that your capacity to do thing has increased. - Josh Haley from iPhone
English seems to have done OK despite the grammarians: It's use continues to embiggen. - Andy Dustman
Personally I like my education/intelligence to shine through. Although, I do type "slang" in conversational posts. - MicahBear78
Let's look at what rational reason there is to NOT reform and and simplify English spelling. If you've spent any time teaching reading to a young child you know how many irregularities there are. It adds complexity and difficulty, so there are costs, but with what benefit? We have: 1. Tradition. "But we've always spelled things this irregularly." Not true, and not rational. Spelling in... more... - Stephen Mack
Perfect case in point: Josh's comment. FF helpfully marks it as coming from the iPhone. His two typos ("if" instead of "of" and the missing "that") are clearly artifacts of that communication device. But did I understand him? Perfectly (even if I disagree). Why get hung up on that? As long as communication was achieved, that's my new standard of acceptance. Josh is correct that practice... more... - Stephen Mack
And Andy, I love love love that comment. - Stephen Mack
Perhaps the reason you understood Josh's comment despite the errors is because of context. If you were reading it centuries later in isolation there would be room for doubt as to what he really meant. - Trish Haley
Trish, true, but let centuries go by and suddenly you're reading Chaucer: "Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote / The droghte of March hath perced to the roote" (http://www.canterburytales.org/canterb...) What a perfect illustration of how spelling changes over time. ("When April with its showers sweet / has pierced the drought of March to the root") - Stephen Mack
Now we have to take into account accents and pronunciations to decipher that. - Trish Haley
Chaucer wasn't just about spelling differences. Take it down the absolute basics and you have phonics, blending the sounds to make a full pronunciation of that word. If simplifying words is the way forward, then the phonics are changed and in turn, so is the word. - Charley M
Charlotte, I agree -- and think that's a good thing, with many advantages, and no disadvantages beyond "that's the way we've done it for a while now." - Stephen Mack
A friend with a linguistics background who uses it practically in his day-to-day life explained the ebb and flow of language (which is mostly an unplanned phenomenon) like this: Language trends toward simplicity if sufficient comprehension is conserved. It moves toward more complexity when ambiguity interferes too greatly. So my theory is there will always be grammarians and anti-grammarians, it's just that their number and degree of influence will also ebb and flow. - Micah
Sorry but if I have to trust a Ste[ph|v]en on this, I'm going to trust Pinker over Mack. - Akiva
Also, well put, Micah. - Akiva
English is still evolving and the UKians will continue blaming the Yanks for ruining the language even tho they themselves were mutilating it long before we existed. :) - Big Joe Silenced
Sounds like you're asking for intelligent design here. You can't get rid of grammarians if you want evolution to work. They're the only natural predators irregularities have. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Wow, Bruce. That's just... wow. You're comparing people who care about the English language with people who don't believe in evolution because of a belief in a creator deity? That's such a wild comparison that my monitors just degaussed themselves. And they're LCD monitors. Are you going to lump mathematicians in here as well? They're bigger sticklers than grammarians are. - Akiva
Spellings I'm not too bothered about, but grammar is an essential part of the written form. Without it the entire meaning of prose gets screwed up. Still, regardless of this and irrespective of how many rules you put into place, a language will change and evolve along with the people that speak it. Imagine how things will change once we take to the stars. - alphaxion
Akiva, Pinker is a nativist -- very very far from a prescriptivist. He describes the evolutionary models of language in great detail. I cannot recall him writing about spelling reform one way or the other. How is he relevant to this discussion? - Stephen Mack
Wait, I'm proposing unnatural predation on irregularities! Brain hurts, must consider. - Stephen Mack
I don't see spelling as independent of syntax. - Akiva
Fine, Akiva, so let's take a few spelling examples. Suppose I'm elected supreme dictator of the universe, and I issue a decree that says from now on, all the "-ight" words in English that rhyme with "night" (might, right, sight, etc.) are to be spelled "-ite" instead. ADVANTAGES: Consistency, ease of learning, fewer letters to type. DISADVANTAGES: Spell checkers, dictionaries,... more... - Stephen Mack
Akiva, no. I'm being a stickler about English usage myself. The word "evolve" is being misused here. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Bruce, ah, sorry. Totally went right over my head. - Akiva
Bruce, I disagree. The "doughnut" to "donut" change is a perfect example of evolution in action. Look at that Chaucer excerpt earlier. All of the changes follow an evolutionary model -- things get simpler over time, due to survival of the fittest. Even Pinker, evoked earlier, describes the evolutionary model of language change similar to what we're discussing here. - Stephen Mack
Matthew, I read your post but I'm too dense to see the point you're making, sorry. - Stephen Mack
I find it ironic that Akiva misused weak when he meant week. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Stephen, sorry, but this discussion is slowly edging its way off the rails. The hypothetical you invoke is just way too unlikely to even be worth addressing, if you ask me. I might as well say, 'what if as the supreme dictator of the universe, I made red into blue'? - Akiva
@Bruce the collectivised mutations of something (language in this case) that eventually give rise to the formation of a distinct and new entity. The changes to our languages are organic in nature and certainly paralelle that of species in the natural world via many different evolutionary pressures (technology, interbreeding, random mutations as a result of generational change....) - alphaxion
There's no advantage to turning red into blue. There are numerous advantages to simplifying and regularizing spelling. My main point is to get you to consider WHY you want spelling to stay the same illogical way it is now, when it has no advantages beyond preserving (a fairly recent, in the scale of things) tradition. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, evolution creates as many irregularities as it eliminates. Why are there two correct spellings of harassment, for example. English will only get simpler by deliberate planning. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
I do think the prescriptivists are fighting a futile war. But spelling reform is just another form of prescriptivism. I say, tolerate diversity and let natural selection hone orthography. If more people favor nite over night or the single word loose instead of the two words loose/lose, then that's the way the language will go. Nothing you or I can do is going to stop it. - Victor Ganata
Stephen, the point is, you can't regulate either spelling nor grammar. They can and will change over time. - alphaxion
(Gah, three excellent comments within seconds of each other, and I want to respond to all three. Want threaded comments.) - Stephen Mack
Matthew, I'm missing the "too much pretty" reference. - Stephen Mack
(Pounces, claws extended, on the either/nor pairing in alphaxion's comment.). :-) - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Let me be clear: The dictator example is a hypothetical, and I'm not actually advocating we force wholesale spelling reform down anyone's throat. Instead, I'm asking people to examine their biases and beliefs. Previously I was a spelling snob. I made spelling flames. Despite believing in the abstract that I was a descriptionist, I was actually behaving as a prescriptivist. However, in... more... - Stephen Mack
For English spelling reform, we may have to look to other languages to lead the way. Filipino, the official language of the Philippines (which is really just a standardized dialect of Tagalog) basically incorporates tons of English words, but has changed the orthography to match the conventions of written Filipino, which is close to being completely phonetic. I understand Japanese kind... more... - Victor Ganata
Matthew, the Chaucer excerpt refutes the backwards-compatibility notion. I find Esperanto ridiculous, because it was mandated, not evolved. Almost no one wants to learn a whole new language just because they find English too complex or irregular. I agree with the rest of your comment. You illustrate the point I'm making perfectly. Before, I was acting as an agent resisting language... more... - Stephen Mack
My point, though, is that there have never been any brakes, and anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves. - Victor Ganata
It shows that language changes and doesn't have to be backwards-compatible. - Stephen Mack
Matthew, true. I just think it'll be more dramatic when we start borrowing back from languages that are completely outside the Indo-European family of languages. - Victor Ganata
Victor: English borrowing words from other languages is a fait accompli. - Andy Dustman
Victor: Suppose someone says to you, "Good nite!" and you say back to them, "You miseducated nincompoop, don't say 'nite,' it's spelled 'night.'" You are acting as a "brake" as you say. Right? - Stephen Mack
Matthew, yes, that's what I mean -- apologies for use of metonymy as a grammatical shortcut. (And thank you for the literalist Panda joke.) - Stephen Mack
Matthew, that's one usage crusade you'll have to give up on. Information wants to be anthropomorphized. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Well played, Bruce. - Stephen Mack
On a more serious note, I think Stephen is making a good move by loosening up on spelling as his son starts to read and write. That fits the methodology I've seen work really well in Montessori schools. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Twitter's ability to influence language is probably substantial. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, yeah, I see your point. On the other hand, such a response might actually act as a accelerator, if the person I said it to thought I was someone not worth listening to. - Victor Ganata
Andy, true. I was specifically thinking of English borrowing words back from languages that had originally borrowed from English, which, yeah, we've already been doing. - Victor Ganata
Kids are good at unlearning. Empower them first. Tighten up spelling later. - Bruce Lewis
If I started 'loosening up on spelling', I'd never get a job because I'm a writer and am expected to produce literate and correct copy. - Charley M
Bruce L., you're exactly right, and it's very interesting to me that proper spelling is now hardly emphasized at all in the early grades. - Stephen Mack
Charlotte, I'm not suggesting all literate and correct copy be discarded wholesale. As I mention in the blog post, business communications are one venue where we place a huge emphasis on proper spelling and grammar, and that's not going to change for generations if at all. Really I'm trying to explain why for informal discussions (such as the ones here on FF) I'm interested in personally being less of a stickler. - Stephen Mack
Clearly spelling bees are corruptors of teh youth. Won't someone please think of the children? - Andy Dustman
Andy, did you see Spellbound? Freaky how much work is involved, for obscure words that most people have never heard of. I am all for intellectual competition, but the value of the top level of competition like that really escapes me. It seems to turn the kids into stress cases. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I have not, but spelling bees are the intellectual equivalent of beauty contests. Memorization != rational thinking - Andy Dustman
Ah, good, then your previous comment was sarcastic. (I approve.) - Stephen Mack
Enjoy your weekend, Matthew! Don't worry, the zombie of this premise will dig its way out of the coffin over time. - Stephen Mack
Yes, there's a greasy red spot where the dead horse used to be. - Andy Dustman
Is there? I missed it. Better keep on kicking to be sure. - Stephen Mack
:) I certainly don't want anyone to accuse me of wanting English to evolve solely because I don't know how to speak it. And FFers are an unusually literate bunch. - Stephen Mack
A few years ago there was a news story that tracked the rate of decrease for irregular verbs. They predicted that in another 100 years only the most important irregular verbs will be around. That is kind of strange to predict where the language will go. - Rich Thomas
Slippy, I just dislike the people who hold on to the set or rules they learned like it is set in stone. - Rich Thomas
I tried to resist, but here's an example of current day comment prose to dissect: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009... <----- endless linguistics theories will swirl around the reason for the strategic placement of the single comma, the only punctuation whatsoever therein (if you don't count ALL CAPS as punctuation). - Micah
Six-year bump. One of my favorite conversations on FF (a little off now with some of the deleted accounts, such as Matthew DeVries and Slippy), even though I didn't get much agreement for my point of view here. - Stephen Mack
Kol Tregaskes
What is your XBox Live gamertag?
I've just signed up and mine is koltregaskes. My profile is is on http://live.xbox.com/member.... #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Add me if you like. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Anyone got a gamertag? - Kol Tregaskes
I just sent you a request - Anika
Kerjo - Jordan Hofker
Thanks, Anika. - Kol Tregaskes
Pretty Mattie K - Mattie Kenny from fftogo
Susurrant Echo. Just sent you a friend request. :) - Jandy
bizsumpark182, I'll be looking for your request. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Actually I just went ahead and sent you a request. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Matthew I'm going to send you a request. - Anika
Ack one day I'll actually get my XB360 hooked up to the LAN. Wish there were more hours in the day. I even have 3 mos of the "Gold" as part of the HD promo. - mikepk
Thank you all, I've added and requested you guys. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm ricin97. http://raptr.com/ricin - ricin
"podcatcher". Question to ponder for the weekend: what's the significance of the tag? ;) - Kevin C. Tofel
NoNameNoSlogan - Rob H.
Keep 'em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
pretty sure mine is ahr19 - Amani
ITBlogger Glad to see you bought a 360...you won't be disappointed. I sent you an invite. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Actually I added everyone else too...so if you see a request to add ITBlogger, that would be me. Hopefully one of you has a higher gamerscore than me...I need a new goal. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Amani, there was certainly a user with that username, added. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Alex, added, thank you. Yes Xbox is great, my brother and I have been playing co-op Call of Duty, shame we have to start from the beginning every time - how can the publisher/developer have omitted that feature. - Kol Tregaskes
Alex, cool! Just got your request, and will respond as soon as I get back to the dashboard. :) - Jandy
Jandy, you can do it on the Xbox 360 web site too: http://www.xbox.com/ - Kol Tregaskes
I've added you all. Here's my profile: http://live.xbox.com/member... - Anika
shreddies - Joe Dawson
I like shreddies for breakfast, but I don't have an Xbox :) - Ian May
Thanks, Anika and Joe. Ian, you *need* to get an Xbox, shreddies are no replacement. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Richard. - Kol Tregaskes
I added you too Kol :) - lonelycoo - Simon Wicks
Lofty Donkey - Kevin Bondelli
ahr19 is mine. - Amani
Rodfather74 - Rodfather
Don't have an XBox, but I do have a gamertag...which I can't remember.. - Rahsheen
My Gamertag is shreddies - Joe Dawson
JemmFI - Jemm
Enchanted Dream, but I hardly ever play - Neya
Added you all, thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Nuvalo - Bwana ☠
Thanks, Kevin. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Added you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks for doing this Kol. Good idea. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
dgrove21 -- This may solve a problem -- only one person I know who has an XBOX 360. - Danny Groveman
Added a few of you peeps last nite. Don't be shocked by the random invite. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't have an XBox but I thought it was the same as the windows live thingummy. - Ian May
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I just added a few more people and thanks for bumping the thread. There were a few names on my Xbox that I was wondering who was who. Turned out I had Mathew and Andy totally confused. - Anika
OutsanityCrazy. I don't even have an Xbox but I somehow have an account - Outsanity
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to add me. :-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
superiphi here :) - although I tend to buy my games on Impulse if they are there instead of steam, less region-limited and less restrictive (can start a game when offline, what innovation!!!) - Iphigenie
Joelle, what's the full URL? It cannot find you here: http://steamcommunity.com/id... - Kol Tregaskes
/chrisnixon - Chris Nixon from BuddyFeed
I like the idea of Raptr, which I'm importing here, but I just have not had time to play steam games recently, unfortunately. Part of this is because I have to reboot my computer to go into Windows to do so. http://steamcommunity.com/id... - Andy Bakun
I installed raptr and didnt like having to leave that client running all the time - didnt quite trust it, had weird glitches after installing - Iphigenie
Andy, speaking of Raptr: http://ff.im/a1jHP ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
full URL http://steamcommunity.com/id... guess I will have to create a friendfeed group there too - Iphigenie
with all these gamesey services it would be nice if they could be made aware of games not bought through them... especially when they are games which are also sold by them. A lot of rereleases I cannot easily play with my friends who buy them now, as I have the original version. And I surely wont buy it again! - Iphigenie
Thanks, Chris, Joelle. - Kol Tregaskes
anyone on Impulse or ReadyToPlay? Just curious - Iphigenie
Nope, I signed up for Rupture but not really used it. - Kol Tregaskes
I like the idea of readytoplay, set your gaming styles and find people with similar styles to play with in games you both own - clearly more important for collaborative games than competitive ones - Iphigenie
Hmmm, I'll check that out. Thanks, Joelle. - Kol Tregaskes
http://steamcommunity.com/id... I need to buy more games =( - rei yano
http://steamcommunity.com/id... always down for CS1.6 or TFC :) - Mike Chelen
Any more? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
sofarsoshawn ~ duh shouldn't you know by now Kol - sofarsoShawn
http://steamcommunity.com/id... Feel free to add me too :O) - Jeannette Høvring
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
Mainly playing L4D2 and 1 atm http://steamcommunity.com/id... - Tyson
http://steamcommunity.com/id... (just set it up so it's bare) - Arlan K.
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to add me. :-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
don't have one.... Yet. - Patrick from twhirl
to everyone's great surprise: http://raptr.com/iphigenie - Iphigenie
I'm on far too many of these sites, from ign and gamespot to... it goes on and on - Iphigenie
Thanks, Simon, Joelle. - Kol Tregaskes
as you can see I'm a PC gamer, unlike you peeps... my last console was a gamecube and after that was stolen I stuck to PCs (yup, they left the PCs and the NAS, stole the laptops console phones and mp3 player) - Iphigenie
If I go by my wishlist I'll be playing on my PC a lot more than my Xbox in the future. Although I've not got a PS3 my PS3 games wish list is growing and growing. It's getting some decent games now, shame the prices is still a little too high. Hopefully they'll be some sales in the New Year. - Kol Tregaskes
I have 6 boxes of PC games, and now so many in electronic only form. I cant really justify buying new ones until I replay some of the barely played ones... If I add consoles to the mix again it'll just reach incredibly wasteful proportions - Iphigenie
Hehe, I've not played anything besides SIms 3 on the PC for many years. I've got a load of demos to play: http://ff.im/9Y9Z3 and will definitely get back into it when I get a new gfx card (currently one is knackered :-(). - Kol Tregaskes
I used to really follow what was going on, in mainstream and indie, play loads of demos, keep a whole site of news which others followed to find the hidden gems etc. Then at some point it lost its magic. Partly I did several years in a startup with too much work and no time for play. Too many games promised lots and delivered shiny but unimaginative games - too much focus on super duper... more... - Iphigenie
sorry, that was my cranky old lady moment hijacking your thread - Iphigenie
LOL, no worries, Joelle. :-) I have started following the likes of GameSpot UK, Edge and MCV/Develop (industry papers). - Kol Tregaskes
Clark, it's one thing signing up, it's another continuing to use them. I try at most things to see what they are like, only about 5% are regularly used thereafter. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
what is the raptr ? (second important question after matrix) - siniradam
Have a look here: http://raptr.com/ - a gaming community. - Kol Tregaskes
Any more? - Kol Tregaskes
sofarsoshawn - sofarsoShawn
http://raptr.com/ciaoenrico - but I'm so bad about remembering to go there, frankly. - Ciaoenrico
http://raptr.com/Jeannet... Feel free to add me ..:O) - Jeannette Høvring
Thanks everyone. - Kol Tregaskes
aha, that's why I suddenly got 2 or 3 new raptr contact, this thread got revived! - Iphigenie
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
im coding my own program :D i refuse raptr :) - siniradam
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Want to be a chat buddy on Google Talk? If so either DM me or if you're brave enough post here:
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Note don't post your full address here as the spambots will grab it, also I'll add people but I'm being selective. :-) Note too you could actually use FriendFeed as an IM client if you use DMs and turn on IM notifications for them here: http://friendfeed.com/setting... - you're more likely to get hold of me via FF DM #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Hey! Would love to be a chat buddy, however had trouble getting to DM you, I think its because of Twitter's troubles lately, for some reason even Friendfeed is not cooperating, doesn't surprise me though because of the integration of Twitter's API , .... so try and DM me I guess (sigh) ... I'll be glad when everything (Twitter) is back to normal (/frustrated) Tim J @ WWW.MHWD.ORG - Tim Tunnicliff from email
DM me on FF? - Kol Tregaskes
Count me in. You can use the "contact me" link on my site http://KeithBarrett.com, or twitter DM me. - Keith Barrett
"darksydeavenger" without the quotes would be the addy at which you could reach my gtalk. Not on it much, but when I am I get chatty. - Jonathan Hardesty
chrisofspades follows me everywhere - chrisofspades
Yeah for some reason FF would erase the content inputted by me from within the "To" text field in Direct Messages area. I could not get it to stick, not sure why. Didn't have any problems before when I went to DM someone else in the past, got to be a glitch Tim J @ WWW.MHWD.ORG - Tim Tunnicliff from email
Update: http://status.twitter.com/post... This may be why I am having difficulties ;) Tim J @ WWW.MHWD.ORG - Tim Tunnicliff from email
Sure - Username wordsforliving (wordsforliving@gmail.com) - Jannifer @wordsforliving
manielse on google, yahoo, aim, facebook, twitter, friendfeed, you get the idea.... - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
Anyone is free to add me, just plop alphaxion into the contact field :) - alphaxion from iPhone
Thanks guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
is it available outside the US? I missed that bit - Iphigenie
I'm brominet on GTalk. Not sure if you have to add @gmail.com for it to work. - Brome
Joelle: No mores the pity. :( - Matt G
Joelle, you mean Gtalk? Yes. - Kol Tregaskes
Here's my email if your interested in a gTalk exchange; http://scr.im/czar - Czar
Thanks, Czar. I thought about scr.im. Very useful site. - Kol Tregaskes
azs.gmu(at)gmail.com feel free to say hello. - Aram Zucker-Scharff from twhirl
Thanks, Aram. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm brave enough, I guess. kendrak@gmail.com I love to ask people questions like, "what's for tea?" - kendrak
Thank you. Anyone else want to connect on Gtalk? More for company than anything. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Before you leave or before FriendFeed disappears share you Gtalk username here. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm at brett@brettkelly.org - fire away! - Brett Kelly
I am jeffisageek on Gtalk add me! - (jeff)isageek
Add me on whatever service you please: [firstname] @ [lastname] .org - Jordan Hofker
bloggingitguy at gmail dot com - Scoble, Alex Scoble
petegilbert at gmail.com - Pete Gilbert
abrudtkuhl[at]gmail.com - andy brudtkuhl
lizasperling at gmail dot com - Liza + = ?
ajbatac [] gmail - AJ Batac
I'm ha3rvey practically everywhere. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
outsanitydotcom - Outsanity
Cool, thanks guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Chat buddies!! guapzz (at) gmail (dot) com :) - Brian Felix from iPhone
chilaquiles at gmail dot com - Steven Perez
If there are any Facebooker's here, check out the list here: http://ff.im/6pQHM - Kol Tregaskes
I'll have to go through all these tomorrow, thanks again! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
nina.lahtinen - gmail - Neya
madeliene2007 at gmail - Bonnie Foster
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
If and when I'm actually present and available: wasituna{acqui}gmail{dotmatrix}communique. - Tsali - A dude man
Kol, I don't really use it, but I would like too. Is it just my email address you need? - Michael Fidler
Thanks for all this again! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
mdfidler at gmail - Michael Fidler
tyson DOT key AT gmail DOT com - Tyson Key
Thank you everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
I'm excited to try Google talk... and not ashamed to post it. ; ) - Fossil Huntress
Fossil, do you have a Gamil addy? Just post the first part (before @gmail.com) so to avoid the spambots. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
laura (dot) botts (at) gmail (dot) com - LB needs a break.
Thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
PARKINGSTONES AT GOOOOOOGLE - tehKenny
fcbosa at gmail - Oguz Serdar
docdemon at gmail. - Dennis Jernberg
gtpinfobox at gmail.. hope to get all u people on google wave, though we hav to wait for it be public!! - Gtp19
4phlebas, not around all the time though. - Sung W. Lim
kamilah.gill at gmail - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Keep em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Any more Gtalkers? - Kol Tregaskes
Yes, I sent you a DM, should see it now. - Richard A.
Ta, Richard. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
qtbrowneyes ☺ gmail blahblahblah - browneyes
Ta. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
parkingstones at gmail - tehKenny
Thanks, tehKenny. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
MicahBear78 (duh!) - MicahBear78
egilchri at gmail - Ted Gilchrist
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
Did you know you could send tweets from Gtalk, just add twitter@twitter.com as a buddy, also works for PIng,fm (and Hellotxtx), see here for more: http://www.labnol.org/interne.... Any other useful bots? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, twitter does IM again? I wrote im@twitterspy.org which is about where twitter was when I first started. You can do most things you'd do on twitter (post, follow, leave, search) and some things you can't (track, etc..) - Dustin Sallings
Shame there is no version of Gtalk for my Nokia! :-( - Kol Tregaskes
Dustin, ah OK, just it's offline. I use Hellotxt anyway. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Twitter's IM has been offline for well over a year. I wrote twitterspy because that was the useful part of twitter for me (and it's over a year old now). Try out im@twitterspy.org if just for track. That's where I find a good lot of information. - Dustin Sallings
There's always the ProcessOne Twitter/XMPP gateway. I can't remember the URL at the moment, though. - Tyson Key
The ProcessOne gateway came out about six months after twitterspy (open source) and still doesn't do much of what twitterspy does, much less better. A few of them came out after mine. Most of them seem to miss the point. Of course, I'm always glad to have people point out things twitterspy doesn't do well enough. - Dustin Sallings
Dustin, added it. Not sure I like that I have to enter my password though. - Kol Tregaskes
startoestudio@gmail.com - it's my place for social media! - Martha
There's the Jingle stuff, although that only functions properly with Google's proprietary client for Windows. :( - Tyson Key
icetigerza@gmail.com - Kim
Wow - so far I've really been into this user exchange thing, but I can't bring myself to share the IM handle. I love GTalk too, mind you - I just can't handle that much direct communication. It's a bit too much like giving out my phone number, I guess. - Ciaoenrico
Fair enough, Ciaoenrico. I'm being selectively too. - Kol Tregaskes
mithrandi@mithrandi.net (my own Jabber server, not GTalk, but it should work anyway); also mithrandi@gmail.com but I'm usually not signed into that much, it's mostly for Google Reader purposes. - Tristan Seligmann
heathersolos gmail - Heather Solos
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
easy enough to find me on gTalk or other Google services. Username here is the same as there...just add the required domain after the @. - Sean Brady
127ajr [at] gmail etc. I'm up for Scrabble on iGoogle if anyone wants to play! :) - Californian
I am nickb333 over at gmail. - Nick B.
Im Metalx2 at gmail is someone wants to chat. Im a computer anime videogame junkie lol - John Horn from Android
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I have a Page too but don't use it yet: http://www.facebook.com/pages... I only have 20 fans. ;-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.facebook.com/trenton... ...but watch out for the tumbleweeds rolling across my profile. - Trent Olson
http://www.facebook.com/hedwyg *sobbing quietly over here in my corner* - Ordinarybug Heather
I will have a little cry later................ - Kevin J Hatton
i have one but have used it less and less as FB has sucked more and more. i now log in a few times a month at most. - Big Joe Silenced
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Now I'm glad I got my vanity URL for FB. However I'm not about to go crazy friending y'all just yet as I hate the interface. - Kenton
http://www.facebook.com/krynsky Haha. I was just going to ask when you were going to start this. - Mark Krynsky
iphigenie, just like my ff id :D - Iphigenie
I didnt really want to add everyone i know on friendfeed to my facebook, i like to keep them seperate as much as i can. but you know what, fuck it http://www.facebook.com/simon... add a note saying you;re from friendfeed if you add me, then i can group everyone up :) - Simon Wicks
http://www.facebook.com/wangyip .. edit: ditto what Simon said above - add a friendfeed or FF note in the message if you do add me - Wang Yip
http://www.facebook.com/scott... [EDIT: I only intend to had people to FB that I have subscribed to and/or interacted with here on FF.] - Kristin of Two Everything
Simon, I thought that a while ago, then just added everyone too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you Kol :) - Simon Wicks
OK, you've all convinced me and as Simon requested, please note FF in the request. http://facebook.com/kenton - Kenton
Thanks, Simon. I've not started going through these yet. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm only going to add the people i actually talk to on here. I have a lot less people on my follow list than you, so its a bit easier for me :) - Simon Wicks
Remember, guys. According to FB, you're only allowed 5000 friends. Spend them wisely. - James Myatt
Hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Facebook.com/hoogenboom - Wes Hoogenboom from iPhone
If anyone of you are Gtalk'ers, check out the list here: http://ff.im/6mySB - Kol Tregaskes
/glemak on most services - mike "glemak" dunn
As if we weren't before? Were they really that many people here who didn't also have a FB account, even if they didn't list it in their profile? I've been with FB since 2004 - LANjackal
here. i am your fan now :D - Iphigenie
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Helen, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, with this news it is pushing me to start using my real name for web services and to kill (or at least slowly stop using) the tomit persona that I have used for many years. Find me here... http://www.facebook.com/ronaldb... - Ronald S
http://www.facebook.com/julia... - but no hearts or flowers please..:-) - Julia Ault
http://facebook.com/thereal... - someone else done stoled my name before I could. Jeepers! - Tsali - A dude man
http://facebook.com/andrewr... - may as well change my "have met" Facebook policy! - Andrew Roche
I could never agree to their TOS. The fun of working for paranoid folks. - Neal Krummell
I was already a facebook user... http://www.facebook.com/cassidy... - Cass
ugh.. I hate doing this... http://www.facebook.com/timhoec... - Tim Hoeck
Well http://www.facebook.com/elstudi... - Kol, your Posterous sharing post earlier today was more fun. - Eric Johnson
Ummmm the Facebook UI obviously won't be static, dude. They'll be making changes as the assimilation proceeds - LANjackal from IM
People who complain about FF+FB are like people who complain every time the FB home page changes. Even if it's better, they complain... - Gus
never spend any time there... not worth time... - Valeria Maltoni
I hate Facebook... - Oscar Mota
My company has one if you want to be a fan of a small web design and marketing firm :) http://www.facebook.com/pages... - Justin Rains
FB gets no link love from me facebook.com/tinapbeana - FFing Enigma
http://www.facebook.com/gbierma... - not like I use it much anyway... - Grant Bierman
I'm on Facebook, but I don't have a name in my profile URL (yet; I'm still new...). But if you want it, it's http://www.facebook.com/profile... -- if you friend me, tell me you're from FF. - Dennis Jernberg
I don't freaking have one because I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. :P Now I find out that through no fault of my own I'm technically a Facebook user? GAH. - Cheryl Jones
if u want facebook http://www.facebook.com/sefa... ███ - Sefa Karapinar
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://www.facebook.com/nzbuu/. I wasn't going to do this, but I'm going to indulge and see if I can make FB work like Scoble thinks it can. - James Myatt
LOL I knew you would do this :) http://www.facebook.com/parvez... - Parvez Halim
Update: My profile may not have a name-type URL yet, but here's the short way to get there: http://profile.to/jernbergdr - Dennis Jernberg
"Like" only because I'll have to find you guys somewhere :( http://www.facebook.com/people... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
http://www.facebook.com/ozubey i knew this was coming, this is why i got my url with my FF nickname.:-) - Özhan Yiğitler
http://www.facebook.com/krz9000 i hope they write a proper friendfeed friend importer - Chris Hofmann
http://www.facebook.com/iainbak... +1 Chris, I'd hate to lose all the friends i've made here :(((( - Iain Baker
http://www.facebook.com/barryow... I hope they (FB) don't screw it up too much... - Barry Owens
http://www.facebook.com/gilbert.... Is there a simple way to add say the entire list above? - Gilbert Harding
http://www.facebook.com/mbravo - most updates autoimported from Flickr though - Michael Bravo
Thank you everyone. I've added you all but feel free to say no, I know some people keep FB for personal friends only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
www.facebook.com/LANjackal - LANjackal from IM
lol I think this is wrong haha don't mind me I'm being silly - Franc, a rememberer
http://www.facebook.com/wordsfo... - I would really like to have FriendFeed friends there so Facebook could possibly be more bearable. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Jannifer, that link takes me to the home page. - Kol Tregaskes
It does? try looking for Jannifer Stoddard - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Yeah, I've had a few of those from the list above, not sure what's going on there. OK, will do. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
http://facebook.com/carlton... And I love new peeps! ^_^ - Carlton Hackett
I do not use it much LOL I just post to it from other sites so to fill up my friends stream, I do get messages and some status in text. Anyone who really wants to add me, use the facebook link on my profile. :o) - David Gross
www.facebook.com/drodzand you won't see much since I got the privacy settings on max in Facebook. Just another reason why I think Facebook is completely different from friendfeed. I hope they keep friendfeed running because I use both services in diametrically diverse ways. - David Rodriguez
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
http://facebook.com/brodiebeta I just posted asking for the same thing =) http://friendfeed.com/iphoneg... You rawk Kol - Brodie Beta
http://facebook.com/timedalkat Will be weird to integrate you folks with Grandma. - timedalkat
Cool, Brodie. :-) Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, FB is for real life friends :-). Not for random web strangers :-P? - Richard A.
Mine is http://www.facebook.com/daniel... and I am from Argentina (BA) - Daniel Alejandro Severo
http://www.facebook.com/alfpace but I don't use it very much - Alfonso Pace from iPhone
http://www.facebook.com/kimbers... (I can remember if I commented on this already. I don't see "You" on the list, but I'm tired. So, hopefully, I didn't. If I did, oh well. - Kimber Scott
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
. . . amy_beer. I think. I've never used it. No, I'm pretty sure. - Amy℠
Amy, it's not that. - Kol Tregaskes
I spend an inordinate amount of time there... - http://facebook.com/Americhick - Bette Cooper
facebook.com/wins1 I hv a FF list in FB, pls. mention FF to populate it. - Wins Fern
mine is david.grosz - David Gross from email
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
How do you get facebook.com/yourname? Mine is a somewhat longer Url... - TrafficBug
TrafficBug: You can get your custom Facebook URL here: http://www.facebook.com/usernam... - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
http://www.facebook.com/webalon... - looks like you can change it only once. Confucious say: "Choose your name well...." :I - Rob Schieber
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
I do like your photography page. I am a fan now. - Faraz Mullick
Isn't there a FB friend limit? - Araceli
There is, Araceli, although it was several thousand people, if I remember correctly. - Tyson Key
5,000. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm just loving the new Facebook beta. :D - Faraz Mullick
i sent a request (please please please by my friend), ;) - chaz2b
I always thought that FriendFeed was the new Facebook. ;) - Tyson Key
Facebook is the new FriendFeed. ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Thanks Rob, I had forgotten my username for I always used my email address to login - I found there is a settings > username > change thing that lets you change your username once and then you get a facebook.com/username url! - TrafficBug
I am thinking about just using my Public Page more. Keep my regular profile for family and coworker data. Follow me here if you want more of the type of posts I do here of Friendfeed. http://www.facebook.com/pages... - Ronald S
nooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Tsali - A dude man from IM
I raise your bump with a "Hide" - LANjackal
http://www.facebook.com/DavidHo... - I use it to aggregate and share links on Internet music, open content and social media. - David Holmes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Anyone who thinks they have the magic solution to securing systems is wrong. There's no such thing as a secure system.
I know of a few ways that the Iranians could have increased their security, but you'll NEVER EVER see me say that I could ultimately stop Stuxnet. To suggest that you alone somehow have the magic bullet to stop that level of attacker is sheer hubris. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I certainly won't be consulting for you or Jimminy anytime soon. Which is probably a good thing anyhow, since you guys don't listen to a thing I say. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
The world of sports will also never have 100% comprehensive and accurate PED testing. - Julian
Alex, not one time did I ever say I could have ultimately stop Stuxnet. NOT A SINGLE TIME. I would NEVER EVER say such a thing, either. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
This is why I'm glad I didn't have girls - Jeff (Team マクダジ ) from iPhone
I've just patented a System and Apparatus for using a Magic Solution to Secure Systems. No, you are not listed as an inventor. - Cristo, CoG of FF
Security is only as good as the weakest link. Typically, people are the weakest link (social engineering). - imabonehead
Are you stirring up the interwebs again Alex? heh. - amygeek
Yes, for fun and profit. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
This is the oldest post I can see under "My Discussions" - Steve and 4 other people
Yeah I don't think they changed the paging distance on My Discussions, or any of the user specific interfaces, so just 600 posts. The change only impacted individuals feed. And then they blocked the Archive Team from crawling anyways. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Johnny
Good night all... *individual fist bumps for all*...
-o *fist-bump* o- - AJ Batac
Good night. - Halil
Back at you - Scoble, Alex Scoble
This could easily have been Johnny's final post...if we went BACK TO THE FUTURE!!! - Mark Krynsky
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
These are now my favourite pics of Rah. Nothing will ever really compete with the Real Time pic, but this new one comes close
Rah Rah.jpg
Rah Rah oh la la.jpg
That WTH face is my most favorite. - Yolanda
The right one is certified AAA grade awesomesauce. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Me too, Yolanda - it perfectly summed up everyone's feeling when FF switched to Real Time :D - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
..so glad FF search is working! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
You jinxed it Higlet! It's not working 100% now, hehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
In that case, see pic #2. :( - Yolanda
OMG, Slippy - hubby says that to our oldest teen all the time! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Imma let you finish, but I have the best Rah pictures.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That second one always makes me giggle. - Rahsheen
wait... there are two photos of Rah with a shirt on? *inno* - Michael W. May
Well, I was thinking of facial expressions, obviously. As the for the Abs of Rah - I couldn't possibly comment :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
This first one is how I feel about all the changes to all the things. The second is how I imagine all the people complaining about the changes to the things look. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Sometimes I think about his video for Pick Up the Dawg or whatever the hell the song was and I go to 100% happiness pretty much instantaneously. - Akiva
I want to post this picture of Rah to everyone who is having kittens about the changes to the things, with the tag "That's You That Is" along with a link to this http://www.youtube.com/watch... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Can someone design a button so I can do that? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Pickin Up The Dog is pretty much the best video on the Internet. Except I can't find it now. Rah, did you take it down? :((((( - Rochelle
The #absofrah can't be bested, but the realtime pic just summed up the general feeling about realtime when it hit FF that it is my fav, even above the #rahmode pic :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
As long as there are never #RashTags... - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Bumping this for #meanRah - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Bumping because G+ has pulled a FF - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Remember when... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ah, yes. - Micah
Micah
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now) - http://flickr.com/photos...
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now)
1.05 (670/633) - Micah from Bookmarklet
Can you remind me again where to find those stats? - Brian Johns
Brian, go to "Me" link (http://friendfeed.com/brianjo...) which defaults to the Feed tab. Look at the sidebar on the right, below Discussion. - Micah
0.75 (926/1226) - still relatively new here - mikepk
I only see my stats for the last week (17/14 = 1.21) Please tell me your 670 number is for more than just a week! - Brian Johns
1.44 (566/391) for brianjohns (after week tally you should see a comma then 'all time' count - I can see it on your page) - Micah
OK, sorry. I'm a total dumbass. I stopped reading after the weekly totals... - Brian Johns
3.74, which seems way off of everybody else's. I wonder what that says. I comment a lot more than I like. - Cyrus Lendvay
FFers use FF with their own strategy or simply default tendencies. The ratio is an interesting snapshot of behaviour. Thanks for joining in everyone, hope more keep flowing in. - Micah from twhirl
0.79 - Brian Roy
0.77 - Shey
0.76 - FFing Enigma
1.39. - Rochelle
1.61 - I only 'like' when I want to throw my support behind a topic but don't have anything constructive to add. - Bjorn Stromberg
5.08 (3181/626) ! - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
0.66 - I tend to 'like' things without needing to comment further, I guess, and I notice I usually like the things upon which I comment. Well, frequently. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
.39 (2457/6242) I guess I don't comment much. I do 'like' a lot of things, it would seem. - Bren
0.62 then again i have over 11,000 comments - Cee Bee
1.23 (5287/4229) - I am put to shame by Cee Bee's participation, good grief! - Lindsay
@Cee Bee I think you meant 0.62 - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
1.27 (902/705) - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
yes, thanks for the correction. lindsay, you're making me feel bad. lol - Cee Bee
0.8576, I only like mostly when I'm going to comment - Molly Song ;)
1.55 endlessly repeating. This Like/Comment included. - Dana D
before this comment: .69 I kid you not. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
So far: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81 ... (if you average 1 comment per like, you'd be 1.0 ... if you're 0.xx you might herd content more than discuss ... if you're whole numbers above 1 you may not 'like' much or discuss plenty or both) - Micah
CSV_A: 1.05,0.75,1.44,0.81,3.74,0.79,0.77,0.67,0.77,0.76,1.39,1.8,1.61,1.12,0.141,5.08,2.41,0.66,.39,0.62,.62,1.27,0.8576,1.551,0.69 - Micah
1.83 - Grant Bierman
I tend to like allot of photos which really don't need comments. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
InPerpetualMotion(Gina k), I really liked this 'Like' of yours (in a series of pics, so I flickr fav'd it): http://friendfeed.com/e... and commented. Thanks! - Micah
.37 1002/2708 - Michael Fidler
this is what scobes walls would like if he didnt have FF - sean percival
I haven't seen Marc Canter's fabled fence (just heard about it), but I imagine this but on wood pickets :) - Micah
This week: 2.48 (1162:467) but this is not the norm, my likes usually match or are higher than comments, overall: 0.95 (14228:14846). - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Michael, Kol! I'll recalculate average/median when we build up some more data points here. - Micah
1.03 748/723 - Keith - @tsudo
.68 6986/10194 Someone wrote a great article on the comment-like ratio a few months ago. Search on FriendFeed is crashing on me... I'll try to get the link. - Mitchell Tsai
Thanks Mitchell (btw, search crashing on me too - lots) - Micah
1316 comments/20221 likes (0.06), according to Windows Calculator, although I probably screwed up. - Tyson Key
*bump* - Micah
Thanks, Mark! - Micah
Thanks Spidra! - Micah
0.95 (1520/1604) - it's 2+ months later, and my ratio flipped (more Likes by .05) - Micah
.7 (1204/1724) - before this comment at least. - Rachel Lea Fox
Thanks, Rachel! - Micah
3.46 (3665/1057) before this comment and like. - Kevin Fox
Thanks, Kevin. 3+ is quite the comment on your commenting activities :) - Micah
I've got stuff to say. - Kevin Fox
3.98 (900/226) - Richard Lawler
1.02 (3538/3484) for sofarsofarshaun - Micah
.34 (600/1747, not counting this comment) - Michael Hocter
Thank you, Siavash and Michael - Micah
.52 overall, but .68 this week. - Rebecca Lasley
Nice, thanks Rebecca. - Micah
1.31 - Rahsheen
0.56 - imabonehead
Rah and imabonehead - rock on! (Richard too!) - Micah
0.16 - Anne Bouey
4.62 (287/62) -- Yikes! I'm chatty. - Ted Roden
Thank you kindly, Anne, jcunwired and Ted. - Micah
2.63 - Bryce Roney
Thanks for joining in, Bryce. - Micah
.15 all time, .13 this week. - Alix May
Thank you, Alix and David! (and Alix, you're tied with Siavash for the Highest Like ratio. Wow). - Micah
2.94 - j1m
Thank you, j1m. Ok, I'm gonna roll this up into a csv and call it a night. - Micah
CSV_B: 0.95,0.7,3.46,3.98,1.02,0.15,0.34,0.52,1.31,0.56,0.16,1.39,4.62,2.63,0.15,0.52,2.94 - Micah
this week = 0.45%, alltime = 6.43% - chaz2b
CSV_B Mean: 1.49 (previous mean for CVS_A: 1.27) - Micah
Of course the numbers can easily lie, but I'm gonna say it anyway: "We're getting more conversational, people!" - Micah
0.49 (493/988) - Bluesun 2600
816 / 2502 = 0.326139089 overall | 50 / 233 = 0.214592275 this week I like much more than I comment. (maths via google) - Chris Loft
3026/5013 = 0.6036 - Roger Chen
chaz2b, Bluesun 2600, Roger, Nicholas — thank you! - Micah
5.25 but I don't know what this *means, yet. maybe I'm just stingy with my "likes" compared to others? - Marg Uerite
Thanks jamar78 and Marg! - Micah
A recent change in FF: now the comment count shows total number of comments (previously multiple comments in one thread only counted as one) http://friendfeed.com/e... so all the numbers above are from the old methodology.... - David HC Soul
My new ratio: 0.76 all time (old methodology .52).... this week 1.39 - David HC Soul
*bump* - Micah
1.26 (2965/2346) - Micah
Thanks, Glen and pea! - Micah
Looks like my ratio as flipped again (comments back to dominating again). Seems to match my own awareness I've lately been commenting without Liking (commenting is my inherent recognition of value to me and the additional Like is when it merits an extra bump to help discovery by others). - Micah
.38 - Ryan Dadey
Ryan, I have to say, that's one high caliber ratio ;) - Micah
An update it's .44 which is an improvement from .36 - Michael Fidler
2.94 1040/354 I have likes set to post to twitter automatically, so I'm careful with them. :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
0.85 - Steven Perez
0.73 up from 0.66 on Jan 08 - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
0.37 for the week past, 0.45 on the whole. - Parth Awasthi
Michael, Anthony, Ahsan, guruvan Steven, sıɹɥɔ and Parth - thanks for dropping in your stats! - Micah
5.81 i'm not using it as does everyone else here. that is fer sure. - Marg Uerite
Ahsan, huh, I'd never considered that. - Micah
17942/30571=.59 - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, thank you, sir. - Micah
ALmost 2:1 exactly. - Amani
Much obliged, Amani. - Micah
3062/5777 you do the maths. - Will Higgins™
.53 (3062/5777) for Will Higgins #math-on-demand-services - Micah
Thank you, amin/gnu - Micah
1.45 (4374/3026) - Micah
0.92 now. I think the movie reviews have been getting me closer to a 1 to 1 ratio. - Steven Perez
Steven, yep, you were a 0.85 in April. - Micah
2.10 now ... - Amani
0.97 now. - Eric Johnson
Amani, so your comments have climbed a bit. - Micah
Thanks, Eric. - Micah
yes, but i am not consciously "not liking" things - Amani from IM
Probably, just chattier then :) - Micah
I'm down from 7.16 to 6.94 :-) - Ken Sheppardson
the live NBA playoff threads have ALOT to do with it. - Amani from IM
Ken, the FCC may be interested to explore how your "I'm down" may be offensively self-deprecating ;) - Micah
.56 eeep, must try harder - Threepwood
4.52. I don't bother to like things I've commented on, since commenting already flags it as interesting. - Andy Bakun
0.46 (1698/3638) - Glenn Slaven
Threepwood, Andy, Glenn - thanks (Andy, that's my mo too; then I'll Like if it warrants a "double vote"). - Micah
1.31 (4,471/3,401) - Karoli
Thanks, Karoli. And the both of us have a _very_ similar ratio and absolute numbers. wow. - Micah
Thanks, Ryo! - Micah
Andy, scroll upward and you'll see a couple calculations from before (January: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81) - Micah
In March the Mean was: 1.49 - Micah
1.021276595744680851063829787234042553191489361702127659... via Wolfram Alpha - tom murphy
Thanks, tom. And though a bit verbose, your friend Wolfram is resourceful :D - Micah
0.55 (254/444) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Thank you, Willem. - Micah
In April you were 0.97, so you're liking more / commenting less. - Micah
1.88 (779/414) - Ton Zijp
Thanks, Ton. - Micah
0.43 (3597/8305). - Parth Awasthi
0.74 (1970/2667) - Kristin of Two Everything
And thank you Parth, Scott. - Micah
Parth, compared to your April numbers, you've been consistent. - Micah
Thanks, Rick! - Micah
.54 (4148/7674) Updated! - Michael Fidler
Rick, you mean that face with glasses I photoshopped tint into with an apparently disembodied arm which is actually very much attached to my eldest son? It's mostly just me :) - Micah
Thanks, Michael. Yes, you have a rising tide of comment percentage (oh, wow, you were one of the originals from January - cool!) - Micah
1.82 from 798 comments / 438 likes - David Damore
Thanks, nivé and David! - Micah
2027/1594 = 1.27 - Brome
0.58 - Marc Dong
2.9 (3,242/1,116) mhhh.. time to straighten my use of FF a bit.. thanks for this entry - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Brome, Marc and Thierry - thank you! - Micah
Thierry - yeah, 2.9 is fairly high - got to pick the pace on like side :) [but hey, whatever works for you is fine] - Micah
1.91 - MiniMage
Thank you Nicholas and MiniMage! - Micah
Yeah, that's a decent upward rise in comments, Nicholas. - Micah
.6 (6,000/10,000) 3rd update - Now it's time to flip this on its head. My goal is to have (16,000/16,000) next time I post here. Regardless of what happens, I'm just looking forward to the next 10,000 comments, likes, posts, and new relationships I make here. It's all good! - Michael Fidler
1.76 (7539/4290) My commenting habits haven't chanced much, but it felt like I clicked Like a lot less, and this ratio confirms that for me. - Micah
It's that time again. - Micah
Thanks, Laura! (you're a 50-caliber gal!) - Micah
0.64 - Imabug
Thank you, Imabug. - Micah
4.67 (I'm greedy :p) - directeur
0.99 - Steven Perez
About 1:2 comment to likes at this time - RAPatton from iPod
.63 - metalerik
Thanks Imabug, directeur, Steven, RAPatton, Jim, Brent and metalerik! - Micah
0.78 - Pete D
.82 as of right now. edit: on January 8th it was 0.39 -- when I saw that, I decided to make more of an effort to comment. When I hit 10k "likes" I decided I wouldn't "like" anything else until I also had 10k comments. - Bren
And thank you Jimminy, Pete, Bren and Penguin! - Micah
2.47 as of right now. - Jonas, Leper of FF
Micah, are you doing something with these numbers? If so sounds interesting. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
0.58 - Absentee
Jimminy, I'm copyrighting every single number. It's kind of a honeypot ;) Actually, it was curiosity mostly, but I also hope to build a sampling (small and self-selecting as it may be) for anyone who might want to analyze it. - Micah
Jonas, James and Kurt - thanks you! - Micah
You're welcome. I hope the results do some good. :-) - Absentee
.31. I have almost 4 times as many likes as comments. - edythe
Thank you edythe and Eric! - Micah
195/245 makes 0.8 rounded not including this one which would be 196/245 making 0.8 unrounded, - tom murphy
Thanks, Tom. - Micah
1.98 (588/297) - Bryan Zirkel
1.67 (19,550/11,684) - Mitchell Tsai
Bryan, Mitchell and Jeff P. - thanks, guys! - Micah
1.18 - it's always been close to 1, since day one, for some reason. - Laura Norvig
Wow, Penguin is a prolific liker! - Laura Norvig
2.67 (875/328) - Nathalie
Thank you, Nathalie! - Micah
Thanks, Spidra and Mark! - Micah
0.49 - Jammy Lee
Jammy and Mathew, thank you very much. - Micah
I don't know I just like that picture - Brian Hendrickson
.40 - Ben Hanten
Mine was exactly 2:1 about a week ago. Did a screenshot when I had 2,000 comments and 1,000 likes. - Joe from iPod
SuezanneC, Brian, B E N and Joe - thank you all very much! - Micah
Joe, it's like see the odometer click through a nice round number - it's just inexplicably engaging. :) - Micah
1.40, nearly the square root of two. - Vezquex
Thanks, Raphael and Andy! - Micah
12.23 (844 / 69 ) I guess I take my likes seriously ;) - Chris Myles
Wow I didn't realize I was so out of whack!! 12.23 that's got to be a record (and I don't even import my feeds with the summary as a comment)!! - Chris Myles
Thanks JA, Chris (wow, 12+ is unusual :), Serkan and Nine! - Micah
Micah.. I told you I take my likes seriously; ). You *might* want to ask (in a separate post) what percentage of likes were used to "bookmark" a post or save it for later VS actually "liking it". I NEVER used like for that.. but I did use a private group that if filled with my own topics (and comments).. - Chris Myles
1.78 (8529/4782) - Micah
Likes are down relative to comments, which matches my much lower frequency of liking. I'm a more selective liker than ever. - Micah
I don't think I could argue that any particular kind of ratio is "best", because if Lurkers like to Lurk and cultivate (via Likes) and the Chatty-ites love to chat, to pump out much many more comments than Likes, each can be happy and make for a great social experience. - Micah
383/372 - Ashish
'Just clicking "Like" seems too easy' — Jason, that's because you're from the Chatty-ite tribe :) - Micah
Thanks, ashish. - Micah
wow, what a difference time makes, when i 1st posted on this thread, 6.43%, now = 1.25%, for a 5.18% difference, :o (and this is the earliest post to date i've recovered of my activity on ff) - chaz2b
chaz, I think there's been a big fluctuation for most people (maybe not that much). This is the oldest post on which you commented that you've recovered? - Micah
When I first saw this: 1.91 Sept 28: 1.94 - MiniMage
536 comments in the last month has me at .8736...still creeping toward 1.00 - Bren
Thanks, MiniMage (2x participant!), Bren (3x!) and Shannon (your inaugural visit!) - Micah
Thank you, SustainedEuphoria. - Micah
Thanks, Mark. - Micah
1.45 - Brett Kelly
Thanks, Brett :) - Micah
5.67 all time. Second highest ratio on here. Woot! I love to talk. - Kevin L
Thank you both, Kevin and mridul (the two of you balance it each well :) - Micah
1.80 (10,189 / 5,666) [compared to Likes, my Comments still continue to rise] - Micah
1.02 (10323/10161) - Bren
.5666 currently (30,084/53,093) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks, Bren. - Micah
Thank you, Alex :) - Micah
that was my third post... It's interesting to see how the number has changed. of course, I manipulated the number to a degree, because I stopped "liking" things for a while... - Bren
Bren, the other thing that can seriously throw off someone's stats is a feed that upon each item it imports adds a comment automatically. - Micah
true. that can seriously inflate comment stats, of course. Then you have someone like RAPatton, who posts a gazillion comments, in part because of his playlist posts where he will list each song in a separate comment. I found, after this post in fact, that I tended to "like" things much more frequently than comment on them, that I was lurking instead of participating. I have changed the way I use ff rather considerably, and I think for the better. - Bren
Thanks, Sarah, Tutivillus. - Micah
1.19 - Joe Bonner
Micah this is like 11 months ago, I see you have almost doubled your rate. lets make a graph for everybody now, :) - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
Quick, someone write a greasemonkey script to inline some google charts! (tap-tap-tap...wut? don't look at me ;) - Micah
Thanks, Joe. And you thank you, Mahmood :) - Micah
Thanks, Glen! Your comments in the ratio have gone up too. - Micah
1.70 (it was 1.41 on Jan 8) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WorldofHiglet, thank you :) The comments are strong in this one. - Micah
0.64 (2,589/4,051) - Chieze Okoye
0.58 - Thomas Page
Chieze and Thomas - thank you! - Micah
*bumpage* - Micah
So, Micah, we never did find out what you were doing with this info.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.27 (5637/20234) - I only see a couple people lower than me. - John (bird whisperer)
4.06 (747/184) - Jan Ole Peek
WoH, World Domination. - Micah
Rene, John and Jan - thank you, all three! :) - Micah
0.97 (6,694/6,929) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Thank you J., Jimminy and آقای تلخک :) - Micah
2.23 - Paola Bonomo
0.71 (8,200/11,551) updated - Michael Fidler
0.03 (284 / 10378)! - Daniel Rowley
Thanks Paola, Michael, Artemko, J. and Daniel! - Micah
*thanks Christopher thoroughly* - Micah
14.86 (1442/97) I'm going the wrong way!! - Chris Myles
1.77 (11831/6622) - Micah
0.56 (2059/3703) - Joel Webber
0.89 (1,766/1,986) - chrisofspades
Thanks, Joel and Chris! - Micah
In 4 days it will be 1 year since my first recorded stat here. My comments/like were almost a 1:1 ratio then. Now comments are almost double likes for me. - Micah
jamar78, same trend for you, it looks. :) - Micah
1.00 a year later. {edit -- screwed it up the first time. not telling what I did.} - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks, Jim! - Micah
.52 this year. - LB needs a break.
Thank you, Laura =) - Micah
75,415 comments/1,286 likes = 58.64 - i wish the auto inserted comments didn't get counted... the true number is probably much much close ot my number of likes - Chris Heath
1.09 (11910/10953) - Bren
1.97%. thanks again micah, this has been a great metric to measure my first year here on ff. As the year went (this being the first record of me being here that i've found): , 6.43%:1.25%:1.97% - chaz2b
Chris, Bren, thank you. And chaz2b, thank you too - glad it's a special marker for you. :) - Micah
1.79 (13620/7618) - Micah from iPhone
0.91 - Bruce Lewis
0.13 - Morton Fox
1.69 now (1.70 on Nov 10th and 1.41 on Jan 8, 2009) - - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.23 - Mark H
Thanks Bruce, Morton, Higlet, Brent and Mark! - Micah from iPhone
How is this thread doing in the longest-lived-ff-comment-thresds-ever contest? - j1m
5.76 right now - Kevin L
0.53 - Rodfather
j1m, I wonder how many threads over a year old are regularly updated by an asoetment of users. - Micah from iPhone
Kevin, Cecily and Rodfather - thanks! - Micah from iPhone
1.49 (2,222/1488) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"I must not ask Micah questions" written out a bajillion times.... :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOL @Higlet - Correct. (but Brent, you can also ask the Mathematics Dept of West Bohemian University in Pilsen, Czech http://www.fav.zcu.cz/en... [via http://maisonbisson.com/blog... ]) - Micah
0.32 (2011/6291) Looks like I need to comment more. =) - Beau Liening
Thank you, Beau. And, by stating you want to comment more you're already helping the cause :) - Micah
2.09329564 (10366:4952) I don't think that I'm the norm here - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
*bump* - It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.71 (16,017/9,357) - Micah
0.91 (13,933/15,222) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
2.66 - Marissa
1.48 (2,469/1,669) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, Jimminy, Marissa and Daryl. :) - Micah
1.21 - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! - Micah
1.10 (4874/4448) - DGentry
2.13(7957/3734) - Melanie Reed
Thank you, Denton, Glen and Melanie! - Micah
63.58 (97,534/1,534) -- interesting that my last three digits are the same there, eh? (note, i already posted a month or two ago when i first saw this thread) - Chris Heath
Thanks, Chris! - Micah
0.87 (3770/4312), so I'm either getting more commenty or less likey. [0.74 (1970/2667) was what I previously reported back in June] - Kristin of Two Everything
Thanks Scott, pea and T. Brent. - Micah
Brent, interesting. Look forward to more commentary. :) - Micah
1433/1161 = 1.23 - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.19 (5132/4316) - Ruchira S. Datta
Thank you, cdogzilla and Ruchira! - Micah
0.94(15045/15978) 0.83, (28.August.2009); 0.97, (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (17.April.2010); 0.94, (11.May.2010). - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.65 (18,070 / 10,970) - Micah
*bump* It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.05 (1710/1625) - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.66 here. Chattyites 4ever! - Lo
Thanks cdogzilla and Lo! - Micah
Last year my comments were around 7000 and likes around 2500, for a ratio of 2.80. I consciously chose to do more liking over the last year. As of today my comments number 10,782 and likes number 7,666, for a ratio of 1.41. - Stephen Mack
Jason, Stephen - cool. Thanks for keeping updated here. :) - Micah
Thanks, RG - Micah
1.03. Micah you've made over 18000 comments since you first posted this. - chrisofspades
0.76 (3,624/4,766) Egad that's only .1 improvement since 2009-01-08 :-P but at least it's moving in the right direction. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
3.25 No wonder I always had to stand in the hall in school for talking ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Still right at 1:1. W00t. - Jim #teamFFrank
1.15 (14662/12739) - Bren
chrisofspades, crazy isn't it. :) - Micah
kima, tortoise wins and all that ;) Thanks, Shannon. Jim, you have maintained balanced in the force you have. Thanks, Bren. - Micah
2.33 :( my new yr's resolution was to "like" more, imma not doing sucha good job, :( - chaz2b
Thanks, Mark, and chaz, you'll get there. :) - Micah
1.61 (20,661 / 12,818) - Micah
*BUMP* - It's that time again. THANKS! - Micah
1.76 (15,652/8,886) - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny and hollyrai! - Micah
Thank you, Glen. - Micah
0.77 - Steven Perez
0.31 (14566/47299) - John (bird whisperer)
John, you're a 'liking' fool! :D - Jenny
Apparently I'm the human version of FALOB - John (bird whisperer)
Ha! (and thanks, John) - Micah
Double ha! - Jenny
Thank you Steven. - Micah
2.28 - Jesse Stay
1.66 (updated) - Eric - Final Countdown
Thanks Scott, Jesse, Eric and holly! - Micah
58,144/3,749=15.509, basically due to multiple feed imports. - Daniel Mietchen
*BUMP* - Micah
1.60 (22,066/13,819) - Micah
:) @Jason. - Micah
0.69 - Absentee
0.76 - Steven Perez
slightly off of my usual this time: 1.01 - Jim #teamFFrank
Thanks James, Steven and Jim "STAY-ON-TAR-GET" Jannotti. :) - Micah
.98(20,405/20,834) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.36 (20684/15224) - Bren from iPhone
Thank you, Jimminy, Greg and Bren! - Micah
1.88 (21954/11691) Chatty Cathy, apparently. - Jenny
11289/9010 = 1.25 (wonder if some comments are from imported feeds) - Mike Chelen
Thanks Jenny and Mike. :) - Micah
Sorry - Micah .... but the math is just too complicated :) - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, I'm make it simple. I'll do the talking, you drive the get-away car—we'll split it even: 80/20. - Micah
Damn, More Homework. - Brent - Yes I am
including this comment (119,119C/1677L) ... 71.03 - Chris Heath
1.21 - Joe Bonner
1.56 (24,076/15,472) - Micah
*BUMP* - it's that time again. Also, I passed 24K comments recently. - Micah
Thanks, Micahel. - Micah
113,457 comments / 166,887 likes = .68 - RAPatton
2.02 (31627/15675) I need to start liking more and shut the hell up. - Jenny
1:1.618, of course. - Josh Haley from iPhone
2.60 - Jack&Cleo
I was waiting for that from you, Mr. Haley. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Those are some heavy hitter numbers there, RAPatton. Thanks. :) - Micah
I've been on FF for a long time, Michah, because I am really, really old. - RAPatton
LOL Josh. These aren't the maths you looking for. [lateral hand wave] - Micah
Jenny, do not take your own advice; not advisable. - Micah
Thanks, Jack & Cleo. - Micah
RAPatton, you're not old—you triple-comment-excerpt every bookmarklet post :)) - Micah
Cristo, this post is an ancient relic. Handle with care. - Micah
0.13 - Morton Fox
Okay, Micah. <----I had to resist the urge not to post that because I know it's going to up my comment count. ;) - Jenny
But how many of those primordial, high interest posts are still active. Uh huh. :) - Micah
Thanks, Morton. BTW, when you posted in February, it was exactly 0.13 also. - Micah
Jenny, resistance is futile; embrace the rising tide of comments. - Micah
Comments are more difficult and time consuming than Likes. I'd be happy about a high comment:likes ratio except that many are surely imported from feeds, while every Like is manual. - Mike Chelen
it has changed to 2.2256 now as Sep, 6 2010.Labor Day. :) I added the date for future references. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
IN HONOUR OF DERRICK'S 100,000th LIKE: http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... - Micah
1.54 (25,102/16,257) - Micah
Thanks, Alex. - Micah
2.29.... 26 HR, 89 RBI - .LAG liked that
.15 on March 21, 2009. Now .19. - Alix May
Thanks, MarkJ, .LAG and Alix! :) - Micah
Thank you, Deepak! - Micah
1.47 (24757/16749) - Bren
I make a lot of comments but no one like me, so I guess the ratio is infinite or undefined. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
1.45 (29653/20444) *BUMP* - Micah
1.22 (31900/26233) - holly #ravingfangirl
.59 (58,923/99,251) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
6.61 (2825/427 )... I'm a wee bit chatty - Shannon - GlassMistress
I had exactly a 2:1 ratio as previously reported [Aug 30, '09], now I am at: 1.7241:1 ratio. 6,067 comments to 3,519 likes. - Joe
0.79 as of 6 Jan 2011. - John E. Bredehoft
my brain hurts - Morgan
Two years later and my ratio has climbed from 3.4 to 4.675. I've got a lot to say, apparently. - Kevin Fox
Funnily, I didn't notice until after leaving that comment that when I reported my stat in 2009 I also followed it up with "I've got stuff to say." I didn't say it was *new* stuff... - Kevin Fox
1.000 (27093/27080) - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I've had an improvement since the last few times this has come up. I was .49 or close to it, now I'm running a .57 ratio - Bluesun 2600
1.68 (55826/33281) - Jenny
81.1 - rising consistently - Chris Heath
I think this is the oldest thread I see that still gets new comments added. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
*BUMP* - Micah
1.40 (32175/22968) - Micah
I dunno, I'm not good with math - sofarsoShawn
0.35 ... Apparently I'm not very talkative. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John and Shawn. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.459 (33067/22667) - Bren from iPhone
looks familiar... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
2.6 (wow, this thread is like my yearly checkup; thanks micah and friendfeed, 3+years and going strong [6.4%, 2.33%]) - chaz2b
1.02 (38,615, 37,927) 9/27/11 - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.29 (36,959 / 28,580) - Micah
Thanks, Jimminy, Bren, WoH, and chaz2b. :) - Micah
.46 now. :) - LB needs a break.
Thank you, LB. - Micah
0.33 (34741/105115) - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks John. Gracias, caj. - Micah
The likes dim and comms brim. - Micah
2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago). for history's sake, this thread was started shortly after i found friendfeed, or friendfeed found me, so it holds a special place in my heart. thanks for keeping it around mr micah - chaz2b
You're certainly welcome, chaz2b. In some way it feels like a living heirloom to me. :) - Micah
*BUMP* - Micah
1.25 (40,008/31,895) - Micah
1.15 - Kristin
1.41 - Melly
5.12 - Julian
3 (2.991) (and now the list has become too lengthy for me to track my progress, ;) [dumb me, i have a post not 10 lines ago in history, from 090711 2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago) ;) ] - chaz2b
.79 - Shevonne
24 072 / 35 095 = 0.685909674 - AJ Batac
0,77 (before and after this comment) - loi
2.65 (69,814 comments/26,281 likes) - Spidra Webster
*BUMP* - Micah
0.174 (6966/40022) - Not much of a talker. - Kevin Johnson
1.23 (41,476 / 33,845) - Micah
1.43 - Tamara J. B.
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, and .22 today (March 8, 2012). - Alix May
*BUMP* for Ross - Micah
2.83 - Ross Miller
1.97 on 2012-04-24 - ؛ patrick
0.99 (44,752, 45,200) 4/24/11 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
1.6 - AJ Batac
1.34 Did you finish all your profiling yet, Micah? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
1.22 (42,526 / 34,975) - Micah
Glad to see you here, Ross. Thanks for the updates everyone. WoH, the master plan is coming together nicely. - Micah
Excellent *steeples fingers* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*staples fingers* - John (bird whisperer)
Hmm, can you order finger-steeples on Amazon? - Micah
*readies the Band-Aids* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Micah: I can sell you some, cheap. Just fax your credit card, SIN and maiden name to the usual number. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My facsimile machine is in dry dock at the moment, but I'll pigeon over a small scroll with all the requisite datums. - Micah
Done and done. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.31 <-- about the same as usual - John (bird whisperer)
After the last 19+ hours, it's high time to log-in your stats again. - Micah
1.20 (45878 / 38084) - Micah
Thanks, Tinfoil. - Micah
Try dividing by zero and find out (http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... ) - Micah
1.04 (10778 / 10303) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, DB. - Micah
Currently 0.3. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John. - Micah
1.01 (47,240, 46,956) 9/13/12 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Thanks, Jimminy and Zulema. - Micah
BUMP - in honor of Kevin's 8K comment threshold. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
.38 - March 15, 2013 - Jennifer Dittrich
0.279 (58096/208087) - John (bird whisperer)
0.172283 (8005/46464) - Kevin Johnson
0.75 (38,250 comments / 50,175 likes) (My entry above from 2 years ago said I had 10,782 comments and 7,666 likes for a ratio of 1.41. I've been busy, and my pattern seems to have changed.) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jennifer, John, Kevin and Stephen. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
0.51 (6,883/13,438) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
5.72, though I deleted my first account, like, 3 years ago - Meg VMeg
1.03 (51,436, 50,018) 3/15/13 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); 1.03 (51,436, 50,018), (15.March.2013); - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
.44. I guess I'm getting lazy. - LB needs a break.
2.22. I use YouFeed a lot, and liking takes an inordinate amount of time on the app.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
3.10 up from 2.83 a year ago. - Ross Miller
Thanks, Ross. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BUMP - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.07 - Kristin
1.03 - Bren from iPhone
This thread is amazing. What a treasure trove of information - Bren from iPhone
0.62 (5077/8197) as of 4/29/13 - bentley
2.49 today - Marissa
1.0591 Comments per like (16,230 / 15,324). - Joe
0.47 (10,057/21,354) - Zu from AOD
0.98 (48000/48933) - Bren
1.08 (53,901/50,006) — this is over 6 years old now. - Micah
1.45 - Melly
1.16 - Friar Will
7.04. I'd bet italians must have values way above the average non-italian user. - mentegatto
Thanks, Melly, Friar. Thanks, mentegatto—you're probably right. - Micah
0.63 (12948/20268) as of 2/28/2015. I'm consistent. My previous comment of 4/29/13 has my ratio at 0.62. - bentley
Thanks, bently. - Micah
Compiled a little stat of my comments over the years. Averaged 4,600/year in the last three years. In the year 2010 I made 30,000 comments. http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... - Micah
14,613:11,129 (prior to posting this comment) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Thanks, cgrymala. - Micah
Currently I'm at 0.223 (68214/306389). - John (bird whisperer)
1.09 (25689/23595) on 03/01/15 - Previously 1.07 (04/29/13) & 1.15 (01/04/12) - Kristin
Currently (2015-0301): 0.658 (74,615:113,471) - Michael W. May
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, .22 March 8, 2012, and 0.25 today (March 1, 2015). - Alix May
0.36 on March 01, 2015... I've become a lurker! - Brent Schaus
35,56 on March 02, 2015 - Snowdog ★ ★ ★
*BUMP* One last time. :( - Micah
0.60 as of March 18, 2015, 53,302 comments divided by 89,074 likes. (Previously: 2.80 in 2009, 1.41 in 2010, 0.75 in 2013.) - Stephen Mack
.243, 3/18/2015 - 57,655 comments/236,575 likes. - Jennifer Dittrich
0.22 (68474/308798) as of 3/18/2015. - John (bird whisperer)
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Why in the name of all that is good and pumpkin pie are you all not on Facebook yet?
Facebook is where I stab myself in the eye. - Meg VMeg
I'd pay to see that! ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
facebook is dying. at least that's what i heard - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm already missing how friendfeed does the river after 5 minutes of being back on here - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I follow people, not logos. - Johnny
Facebook is where I'm not paid to stab myself in the eye :( - Meg VMeg
LOL, Johnny, you are on Facebook...very funny though. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is where grandparents and co-workers are. - lris
What's Facebook? - Steven Perez from Android
Real answer: because there are one million (or fewer) people on FF and one billion (or more) on Facebook. (I'd guess most of us also have FB accounts, but I certainly spend ten times as much time here among a smaller, more select group.) - walt crawford
I keep asking myself why I am still on there. - Jim #teamFFrank
I'm there, but I prefer to be here. - LB needs a break. from Android
I'm on there once a year to wish someone a happy birthday. I like it here better. - bentley
Because FF is still better than FB even if FB has the critical mass. - Spidra Webster
Isn't the better question why are you on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
Facebook? Eww! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm there, and I'm in the Friendfeed group. Because that's where we meet to complain that ff is down, and announce when it's back up again. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I like LB's answer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The day I use Facebook is when pigs fly :) - imabonehead
Also: Iain Baker. - Meg VMeg
I'm not old enough for Facebook. There are predators on Facebook. - Steve C, Team Marina
I am, but I mostly just lurk and get really angry on FB. - Jenny H. from Android
Facebook is for head-shaking and lying and pretending to approve of assholes you work with. - Big Joe Silenced
Facebook is where I argue politics and my daughter uses my account to play games - WarLord
Because http://goo.gl/Kwib8u Also, what WoH: Professor MOTHRA said. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Here because of the Shannon–Hartley law. Social networks are all about the signal/noise ratio. - Technodad
I'm on FB because most of my iPad games require it. Also because despite the fact I "deleted" my real account, it's still there. - Heather
Mary Carmen
I just learned how camels walk from watching Caillou.
By putting one hoof in front of the others? :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
^^Geez Scoble! Camels have toes not hooves!!! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sorry, I did not watch Caillou. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
By putting one foot in front of the others? :D (happy now?) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Better .. but I was mostly amusing myself over camel toe :-D - Shannon - GlassMistress
When they walk they move both legs on the same side simultaneously. So one side then the other. Unusual as most animals don't. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Also why they're called "Ships of the Desert" their gait makes them sway like a ship and can cause unexperienced riders to have motion/sea sickness. - Scott. Cat Herder.
بی تربیتا، انگشت شتر؟ خودتون رو زدید به اون راه یا خیال کردید ما سرمون نمیشه؟ :دی - ووووزلا
Interesting...what other animals walk like that? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Caillou and Kipper are kid ambien. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Cats and Giraffes. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Hmm, I was thinking that cats walk that way too...cool. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Cats walk like that??? I never noticed. - Mary Carmen
I'm definitely gonna need a translation. Google is failing me. - Mary Carmen
Cats prowl like that...they are too cool to walk. ;) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I remember riding on a camel. It made a ship seem rock-stable by comparison. - walt crawford
Meg VMeg
Can you remember smells? Like, if I told you to remember a rose, and then an orange, and then...cedar or something, could you do it?
Yes, some smells more than others, though. When I just tried those three, cedar and orange really popped, but my rose has faded? lol - Brent Schaus
Those three? Yes. - Catherine Pellegrino
Are there others that you can't? I ask because I was reading this annoying Oliver Sacks book, and he claims that people usually can't recall scents. And I don't understand what he's talking about. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, well, people also claimed that we don't dream in color, yet I do...go figure. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I don't. I mean, I know what they smell like and I'd recognize them, and I can describe their characteristics, but if I think about them I don't have a sensory memory of them. - Katy S
Maybe they mean on a specific neurological level? Like the parts of the brain dealing with memory trigger, but not the parts dealing with scent, so you don't "really" remember the smell, just think you do? I know a lot of the argument about not dreaming in color is because (supposedly) we add the colors in after we wake (according to brain scans or something) as opposed to registering coloring during the act of dreaming/seeing? - Soup in a TARDIS
As I reflect on it, to remember the smell of orange I kind of have to remember the taste, too. They go hand in hand. - Brent Schaus
I. Can really remember and whatever equivalent of picture those smells. But my brains weird. I used to have a bit of synesthesia - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yes. I can remember what a particular thing smells like. I am wondering if he is saying that we can't remember what a thing smells like, or if we can't remember what we were smelling during a particular moment or event. For eg if you asked me to tell you what my office, or the restaurant, or a street I was walking on, smelled like on Friday I would be pretty lost, but if you asked me what it looked like I would have a clear picture. - Marianne
So, clearly I'm the freakish one here. - Katy S
FREAK FREAK, EVERYONE POINT AT THE FREAK :) - Meg VMeg
I believe the answer for me is yes. But it would be interesting to take peer-reviewed test on the matter. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yes. - Steven Perez from Android
So, yeah, I can remember those, but like Marianne, if you asked me to remember what the building where I spent 75% of my waking hours in college smelled like, then no, I can't remember that (though I know from experience that if I walk into it again now it'll smell EXACTLY THE SAME). So maybe that's what Sacks means? Oh, and the only reason I can say "yes" to rose is because I just started using something that has a really genuine rose scent to it, so it's a recent memory. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yes. ETA: I had visuals come up with each word as I was thinking about the scent. Cedar made me picture the cedar closet in my parents' bedroom, for example; roses made me visualize the rose garden in Capitol Park (a very fragrant spot). Oranges brought up an image of oranges smashed on the sidewalk near where I park my car, as they fall off the trees along that street. Is that typical? - Corinne L
Smell is probably my strongest sense--a lot of my memories are connected to smells--the spaghetti sauce that my mom's best friend made when I was 3 or 4--it had celery in it. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Aye. - Jenny H. from Android
Yep. - Melly
yes I would. my nose is very sensitive. I woulda been a great bloodhound. - t-ra needs this place
The orange, yes. - Alix May
So, all of you get a sensory memory of the smell? You think about it and it is as if you are smelling it again? This amazes me. I must be missing out. - Katy S from iPhone
Yes to both being able to recall a scent and to Katy's question about sensory memory of a smell. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I feel defective. - Katy S from iPhone
Katy, no! I have a dear friend who can't smell at all. never has. it's pretty crazy and I forget about it sometimes, but he lives a happy fulfilling life. mostly. ;) - t-ra needs this place
Oh hun, you're far from defective. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm fine. I just never realized other people could think of a scent and smell it. I'm not great at recalling specifics from images, either. I wonder if those things go hand-in-hand. ETA. Which isn't to say that I can't ID scents very well. I'm fairly sensitive to them and can usually ID them quickly. I just dont have that kind of scent recall. - Katy S from iPhone
I would definitely recognize it if I smelled it, so that must be a memory stored in there somewhere, but I can't think about it and recall a smell as if it is right there with me if that is what you are talking about - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Katy - I can't either. Just trying right now made me sneeze :). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I am also a freak. But then I also can rarely smell anything. - laura x
Mary Carmen
There really isn't anything worse than watching your kid get shots.
I could probably think of worse things to watch your kids getting, but yeah. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dan: Bibrarian
This is all LB's fault. She introduced me to the meme. Then she showed me examples of the meme. Then she explained the meme... And soon, I wanted to play too. #MOTObombing
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Errybody's doin' it! - LB needs a break.
:D - Anne Bouey
Once you see it, hehehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Ha! :) - LB needs a break. from Android
Stephen Mack
Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
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Yeah, I'm thinking of adding 'on hiatus' to my display name and taking it easy for a while. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
You guys are making me cry inside. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Dear Kevin, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Alex, Thanks for your comment. I'm away from FriendFeed currently due to the demands of the holiday season, but will read your comment when I return. Best, Stephen - Stephen Mack
Dear Mr. STEPHEN MACK, Thank you for your query. Someone will respond within ONE to THREE years. Love, FriendFeedFaceBook - Just another Bubba
Take pictures while you're away so we can catch up later. - Bruce Lewis
Setting aside me being silly: @Kevin, always a good idea to take a break and refresh later. Makes sense to add "on hiatus." I'd do that, but I know as soon as I did that then I'd probably feel foolish when I spend an hour reading/liking/commenting the next day. @Alex: Don't cry! I'm not abandoning FriendFeed, and I'm certainly not using any other social media service more. My twitter and facebook usage is zero. @Bubba: That made me chortle. @Bruce: Will do! - Stephen Mack
I love the @ sign. So visually striking. @@: Where's my at at? And my AT-AT? (Please to reference http://friendfeed.com/zeigen...) - Stephen Mack
@Cristo, yes, I'm very hard at work on that. Although if I coded it, we'd all be in a lot of trouble. - Stephen Mack
4-year bump! What was true in December then is true now. FF, I haven't abandoned you, but it's just a very busy time of year for me. - Stephen Mack
We'll be here when you return. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. - Spidra Webster
Never leave us! - Louis Gray
Not leaving! Still reading! Just not much room to spend much time here. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Scoble, Alex Scoble
It has taken me a long time and many hours of personal experience (is that redundant?) to learn that if after point and counterpoint two people don't agree, it is very unlikely that they will come to agreement with further argument.
So unless one is looking for an evening of fun, arguments and trolling, it's best to stop there. I'm sure the people of friendfeed wish I had learned this 3 years ago. :D - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I disagree. - Akiva
That's not really a point, but I disagree with your disagreement. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Although, I'm not exactly sure what you are disagreeing to, so yes. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
In all seriousness, I'd go a few rounds of point/counterpoint before I assess whether it's worth further discussion. - Akiva
Alex, according to Steam you've been playing APB Reloaded for 2 weeks straight. Please log out. - Rodfather from Android
Agreed with Akiva. I have frequently been in argu-sations where one party or the other wasn't really swayed (or had their viewpoint expanded) until after about 3 or so rounds. After that, the likelihood definitely falls off a cliff, though. - Chieze Okoye
You are wrong!!!! - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Only 9 lightbulbs out of 58 left in the house that are not LEDs. I love LED lights. There's little reason now to buy anything else to replace medium screw in type base (your traditional lightbulb type) bulbs up to 75 watt equivalent. Costco and Home Depot sell these bulbs at prices that make even CFL bulbs look expensive.
Not to mention that LED bulbs contain no mercury. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've always thought of CFLs as a transitional technology and I won't be sad to see them go. I never really worried about the mercury in them much though, because depending on how you get your power (like if it's coal), the amount of mercury in a CFL was less than the amount of mercury that would have been released into the air by the power plant generating the power you would have used if you hadn't put in the CFL. - Brian Johns
i've replaced all but two of our many 100 watt incandescent outdoor floods with equivalent output LED bulbs. the mothership WILL know where to land! - Big Joe Silenced
I bought a multi-pack of CFLs eight years ago. A pack of six, I believe. Three of them are still unused. Might be time to switch over to LEDs... - Julian
Making the LED switch as well. The lunatic fringe carping about making incandescents illegal cracks me up. You can buy LEDs every bit as warm as incandescents and they last so much longer. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The only place I've had trouble are with some older, dome lighting fixtures. Some of those are either too narrow, or too short, to fit most of the LED or fluorescent bulbs I've bought. The domes were mostly easy to replace with slightly larger versions, but I did have to replace them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Victor Ganata
Especially in space, doesn't it seem like kinetic weapons will always be better than pure energy weapons?
Except the problem with kinetic weapons in space is that if you miss, those projectiles keep going somewhere. Energy weapons don't miss, unless you are a bumbling storm trooper. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
If you pop off a large mass driver, you better be sure that you're going to hit your target, or some planet downstream is going to have a mass extinction. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
plus, the issue of countering the force of the weapon you just fired. unless you WANT to leave backwards in a hurry, that is. - Big Joe Silenced
Hehe, Joe. I don't know. I think if you have the technology to be in space with a huge ass mass driver or similar weapon, you probably also have the technology to fire it while staying in place. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Energy weapons would also have recoil. Short range, targeting an energy weapon would be the same as targeting a projectile weapon. Long range, you'll have to deal with light speed delay with an energy weapon, while a projectile weapon can use smart ammunition. - Victor Ganata
Given a certain energy budget, it takes a lot less energy to imbue a projectile with enough kinetic energy to cause significant penetrating and blunt force damage than it would to fire a beam that would cause the same amount of penetrating damage. - Victor Ganata
B5 was largely using kinetic weapons, right? - Big Joe Silenced
Despite Star Trek phasers and Star Wars turbolasers, all the hard SF I've come across has slowly convinced me that machine guns and missiles will still probably be the way to go in even in the 24th century:D - Victor Ganata
Wouldn't missiles lose to anti-missile lasers? - Andrew C (✔)
Well, Reagan never got IRL Star Wars to actually work. I don't think it was just because of political reasons. - Victor Ganata
Or maybe I'm taking Spies Like Us too literally - Victor Ganata
Take a looks at http://www.projectrho.com/public_... - especially the parts about kinetic (http://www.rocketpunk-manifesto.com/2009... and http://www.rocketpunk-manifesto.com/2009...) and laser (http://www.rocketpunk-manifesto.com/2009...) weapons... Whenever this debate pops up, this site is a must read ! - Jean-Marc Liotier
Hah! So unless you've got the SDF-1's reflex cannon or the Death Star's superlaser or anything that would have enough power to completely vaporize whatever is incoming, it's unlikely that you'll manage to completely vaporize the projectile and you'll fragment it. It might actually be a lot worse for you because instead of one massive projectile that will make a single huge dent or hole, you'll have millions of tiny projectiles punching holes through your hull instead. - Victor Ganata
"Why are you flechetting yourself?" - Pete's Got To Go
Heh. "Stop punching microholes in your own hull. Stop punching microholes in your own hull." *Nelson haha* - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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