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Morning Bump - Johnny from iPhone
I was up at 2:30 this morning and Louis Gray was awake then, too! Does he ever sleep? - Rochelle
What if... Louis Gray is asleep and we are just part of his dream?...... *mind blown* - Johnny from iPhone
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive, Rochelle. - Louis Gray
¡Hola! - Jemm
Señor Gray - Rodfather
Louis never admits to sleep. But has anyone ever asked him directly about siestas? EXACTLY. - Micah
Micah, he has told me, indirectly, through various images. 4-7AM ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
^^ denies the above - Louis Gray
And your safe, even though I know the data is there, I can't find it. ;) - NOT THE CRICKET
Experto en medios sociales! - Josh Haley
*BUMP-AGE* - Micah
No sabe. - Louis Gray
Bump. - Louis Gray
Indeed. - Micah from iPhone
Bruce Lewis
Adam Singer in Boston next week? FriendFeed meetup? My lunches are open except Wednesday.
Will be there 1/16 - 1/28 - I am sure we can fit a lunch in. - Adam Singer
Tomorrow or Friday? On Friday I have a 1:00 meeting. - Bruce Lewis
A friendfeed meetup sure would be good about now. - Bruce Lewis
ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT. TIME TO BRING OUT THE CAPS LOCK KEY. - Bruce Lewis
Last chance - Bruce Lewis
Adam Singer in Boston? Amazing. - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
The creepy but definitive list of FriendFeed employees and where they work now. UPDATE: As of October 2, 2012, *three* still work at Facebook. Still true as of November 20, 2013.
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With Paul's departure from Facebook today (November 12, 2010), I've heard several FFers talk about who's still at Facebook. I've seen various different numbers, none of which I think are accurate. This is my attempt to be more accurate. Information comes from publicly available sources where available. I drew on the list of FF employees from http://friendfeed.com/about... and http://blog.friendfeed.com/. - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang http://friendfeed.com/ana: Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per https://quip.com/about/ and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/technol...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell http://friendfeed.com/bdarnell: DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see http://friendfeed.com/bdarnel...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub http://friendfeed.com/bgolub: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor http://friendfeed.com/bret: Co-founder and CEO of Quip, per his FF page profile. Was previously CTO of Facebook (see FF profile). On June 15, announced he was leaving FB: https://www.facebook.com/btaylor... - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller http://friendfeed.com/casey: Quip, per https://quip.com/about/. Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see http://www.facebook.com/caseymr...). - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao http://friendfeed.com/dhsiao: VP of Product @ Soldsie, per his FF page profile. Per Tudor on 5/22/2012, he is no longer at Facebook (see comment below). Previously was Program Manager at Facebook (see bio of twitter feed, http://twitter.com/danhsiao). - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd http://friendfeed.com/gburd: Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gburd); it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik http://friendfeed.com/gpatnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...). Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris http://friendfeed.com/jim: Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, http://www.facebook.com/james... (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox http://friendfeed.com/kfury: Electric Imp (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit http://friendfeed.com/paul: Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see http://friendfeed.com/paul...). - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller http://friendfeed.com/ross: Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ross...). (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman http://friendfeed.com/tudor: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of November 2010: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 8 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Jim N., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 5 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
I will update the above if I hear news. - Stephen Mack
Technically my first day at Mozilla isn't until Monday. :-) - Kevin Fox
I will also remove this if any FF employees think it's too creepy. :) - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller's account: http://friendfeed.com/ross - Rochelle
You are both thorough and scary :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
KLevin, tehcnically, this is your last day here and your not part of the FF team ! - Peter Dawson
Me too, Geoff. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Rochelle, updated! Kevin F., edited now, thanks. :) - Stephen Mack
Peter, what? Today is my last day where? And I left Facebook (and the FF team) back in May. - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB, I only see Tudor and Ben who are still active here and have contributed to FF fixes since the buyout. - Rodfather
Kevin mea culpa .. now i remember you want on a summer sabbatical ! - Peter Dawson
No worries. :-) - Kevin Fox
Rodfather, I'm not active here? - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB. ;) - Rodfather
I love the iFly photo of us. We are a great big arm rainbow!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, Paul and April were missing from that picture because that was the day Thomas was born! - Kevin Fox
Rod: Oops, my bad. I saw 'left FB' and missed the 'at'. - Kevin Fox
Wild AND Crazy - Eric - ill subliminal
OK, took some editing but I think the above is accurate. If anyone knows where Ross M. or Goutham P. are now, please let me know! - Stephen Mack
Many thanks to people who provided info, especially Rochelle. - Stephen Mack
Rachel: That's definitely an awesome pic. I had a hard time choosing, you guys had a lot of great events. - Stephen Mack
Wow that is a great list I should probably try an add a few people. FriendFeed very good micro blogging, thanks. - Robert Bridge
Thanks Robert! Updated Ross's employer with information Anne B. found on his Facebook page. - Stephen Mack
He made them an offer that they could eventually refuse? - Stephen Mack
*snicker* - Big Joe Silence
Bump in honor of today's FB IPO. Time to do more creepy digging to see what's up with the FF team! - Stephen Mack
Updated Gary's entry. - Stephen Mack
Updated Jim's entry. He's apparently left Facebook. (I think I remember him confirming this when I had lunch with him last month!) - Stephen Mack
Updated Kevin's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 2012: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 7 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, Goutham worked at RockYou for a bit in 2010 and now works for Google. Also, how have I not seen this thread before?! I remember you taking that picture at Kitchen Table - fun times :) - Ross Miller
now this is creepy.. some1 is stalking all the former employees of FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Peter, I wonder who? Ross, thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim is now at AeroFS. - Anne Bouey
Stephen, also Goutham was a summer intern the year before the Facebook buy. He did not transfer to Facebook. Ross did you transfer to Facebook, I can't remember. - Rachel Lea Fox
oh and I think Ben D. has left AOL. But I can't confirm that, I just seem to remember something about that. *shrug* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne, AeroFS looks cool! Congrats Jim!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Ben Darnell is at Dropbox. - Tudor Bosman
Also, Dan Hsiao is no longer at Facebook (no more details). - Tudor Bosman
Goutham Patnaik is at Google. - Tudor Bosman
And yes, both Ross and Goutham were interns and were never Facebook employees after the acquisition. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor! Updated above. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 22, 2012: Of the 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees plus 2 interns, 6 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.), and 2 were interns who never went to Facebook (Ross M., Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
And now there are five. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Indeed. I'll update when I get back from vacation -- by then we should know more about Bret's new venture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump. - NOT THE CRICKET
Oops, I see I never updated this. Stand by. - Stephen Mack
Bret's entry updated. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of June 15, 2012 (updated on September 13, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 5 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 7 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
So basically we're gradually losing FF advocates within the mothership. :-( - DB, Lil LB's Dad
So clearly we need to either recruit current FB'ers to start using FF or get FF users employed FB, or both. - Andrew C (✔)
13 Sep 2012: what was the cause of the outage? But perhaps more importantly, *who* kindly fixed it (and from where) ? [If FB open sources FF, who would be willingly to maintain it?] - Adriano
And whoever it was, I'd happily buy them a nice dinner. - Meg VMeg
Per Tudor (in this thread http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) it was Sanjeev who saved us. THANK YOU SANJEEV! - Stephen Mack
SANJEEV! - Josh Haley
I think Sanjeev is most eligible for a FF Rent Party of sorts. More of a FF Thank You party. - Janet
bump just to immortalise this pix and the start-up crew ! - Peter Dawson
Ana left Facebook, no more details. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor -- I updated her entry. Overall status, as of September 20, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 4 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 8 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
Thanks Tudor and Stephen for the update. - Meg VMeg
Casey left Facebook as well (which, as he's Ana's husband, is no big surprise :) ). No more details. - Tudor Bosman
Ah, so three now. Thanks Tudor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not sure how I missed Tudor's update back on October 2, but I have now updated Casey's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of October 2, 2012: There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M. and Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above. So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 3 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 9 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Casey M., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., and Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
An update of sorts, which I guess is in and of itself creepy. I was reading a recent piece on Google Reader, and I was struck by the fact that Darnell jumped from Google Reader to FriendFeed (there are similarities between the two orphaned applications, when you think about it). Then I saw that Darnell made his move right before the Facebook acquisition. After reading subsequent... more... - John E. Bredehoft
Bump. Updated a few folks above to show they're at Quip. I think it's still the case that 3 of the 12 are at Facebook (Ben, Sanjeev, Tudor). - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update Stephen! - Zu from AOD
Bump! I think the count is still three. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Paul Buchheit
Last friday I taped an iPhone to my head and ran around Paris capturing the most famous sights in a single (somewhat shaky) shot. Here's the video: http://vimeo.com/12906858
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*spot reserved for a later comment* - Micah from iPhone
Now we know what that 94 minute video was. :) - NOT THE CRICKET
that explain other FF posts, looking for tapes and where can one upload large video files ;-). - Tzury Bar Yochay
Yeah, I never did get the duct tape though, so I had to use clear packaging tape instead (with a sock stuffed between the iPhone and my hat to get the correctish angle). - Paul Buchheit
Patent it NOW - Josh Haley
Well, this is just genius! - Eric - ill subliminal
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - ill subliminal
Very Cool Paul! - Jeff P. Henderson
great and inspiring - Nenko Ivanov
this was perfect, I opened up my Paris map and followed you :) - İpek Aral
I'm surprised you were able to follow. I didn't have a map (my iPhone was taped to my head!) so I made a number of wrong turns, though the high-level route was pretty basic. - Paul Buchheit
Saw the vimeo on your stream and watched a little of it. Great stuff! Cool to see new iphone vid quality. (er 3gs? quality, hmm) Oh yeah, and enjoy Paris! - Jay
It's actually a 3GS, not an iphone 4. - Paul Buchheit
I think I might tape a photo of Paul with an iPhone taped to his head to my head because I want to get arrested for being a menace. - Akiva
You can fit an iPad on my forehead. - Josh Haley
Ahhh this explains the "ducktape in Paris" stuff LOL :D (that picture is full of geeky win!) - Susan Beebe
@Paul just curious how much battery did you have left after you were done recording? - BRҰANSAҰS
Something like 22%, as I recall. I had put the phone in airplane mode to reduce wireless consumption and also because I'm concerned that an incoming call would stop the video or something. - Paul Buchheit
Not bad. I guess you could get at least 2 hours of recording on one charge. - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
Nice idea, OP - LANjackal
this is definitely on the list of 'quirkiest things ever done with an iPhone'. :-) - Olivia Lovag
this is so romantic - τorƍue
awesome, you just needed a gun and it would make a cool REAL-time FPS :) - Emil Kirichev
oh thanks you soo much!!! I love it! - Bojan Babic
surprisingly un-shaky - Sally Relton Shakespeare
Avg. speed: 9.48 km/h (9.23 mi in 94 min, see red track http://maps.google.com/maps...) - Jérôme
Paul had the initial idea for Google Glass exactly two years before Google launched Glass. :) - Space Cowboy
Now, if only he had thought of Gmail. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hope this isn't the start of a "people walk around cities w/smartphones taped to their hats" trend. - rönin
I hope it is - Mo Kargas
If so, it'll just be transitional until smartphones are replaced by glasses-phones. Or smart glasses. Do we have an official name for those yet? - Andrew C (✔)
Iphone taped to the forehead, what a nice way to show #IamAmerican abroad :) - непростые коротышки
first laugh of the day, ty a.t. - chaz2b
LOL, Google Glass back in the days. Monsieur: Martini? Great stuff as I was doing myself a lot of these then too... 9) - Zu from AOD
up di apprezzamento dall'Italia - naltro
Not quite last Friday. - Joe
Barking up the wrong trees, Laina. - Joe
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances - http://louisgray.com/live...
louisgray.com: FestivusFeed: FriendFeed Airs Your Grievances
I found this fake comment I made 1 year and 1 day ago quite ironic at this point. (Reminded by Susan Beebe's thread) - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
"Robert Scoble joins every network but this one." BUT I kept pushing... and here we are. :-) - Louis Gray
Louis - Wow, your pushing WORKED in a big way...Mike must hate you by now! - of course I love you for that :) - Susan Beebe
Here's the post in my thread Louis is referring to -----> http://friendfeed.com/e... - Susan Beebe
It took me 1.5-years to get RSS after Dave Winer first showed it to me. So, I am getting faster. Took me just a few months to get friendfeed. Glad you kept after me. - Robert Scoble
So how do I access it? <---I take that back. Didn't realize what I was looking at when I went to the site. - Mattie Kenny
Bring back Festivus Feed! - Shawn Farner
Yeah do it! :) - Susan Beebe
My favorite grievance: http://friendfeed.com/e... - Louis Gray
Robert, now we just need to get you to understand auto-follow (the SocialToo way) ;-) - Jesse Stay
LOVE! - David Cook
Josh: it was a seasonal thing last year at this time, so it is no longer possible. We may have to bring it back by popular demand, but for now the entries you see are all from last year. - Bret Taylor
Bret - bring back those cute little red icons next to the FF posts! easy seasonal "flair" feature! - Susan Beebe
and here we are... - Jesse Stay
Jesse I want to like this, but I already liked it in 2008! - Eric Florenzano
Whoa. How did I NOT like this in 2008. Weird. - Lisa L. Seifert
The comments about this on Facebook are illuminating. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Robert Scoble, joins, then leaves, every network, including this one. - Laura Norvig
What Laura said. - Louis Gray
Happy Festivus, everyone. - DGentry
People who revive dead threads. - Bruce Lewis
rönin
RT @hannahgrunstein: #DoctorStrange Marvel needs to take notes. http://t.co/fWyGO3dump
RT @hannahgrunstein: #DoctorStrange  Marvel needs to take notes. http://t.co/fWyGO3dump
Shannon - GlassMistress
Dude! There's a spot on my desk not covered in paper!!! I suppose I should check the floor ;-)
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 supports #LOLSpidra
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 supports #LOLSpidra
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
Andrew C (✔)
You don't need to have a breakup to have a breakdown. (G-g-g-get down!)
Steve C Team Marina
An end to the battle for the armrest? - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
An end to the battle for the armrest? - CNN.com
"Could this device finally bring a peaceful end to the great arms race in the sky? That's what the makers of Soarigami, a plastic divider that allows air passengers to comfortably share an armrest, are claiming. The device, to go on sale for about $30 in early 2015, balances atop the existing armrest to create an extended leaning platform that prevents the horrors of actual physical contact." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
But why does it look like an airmail envelope? - Soup in a TARDIS
Completely useless when the person sitting in the next seat has their entire body/torso overhanging the armrest. :/ - Ken Gidley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Mary Carmen
Child napping. Sandwich in front of me. I win Monday.
I'm not gonna lie - every time I read this, I see child napping as synonymous with kidnapping and it gives me a start. Hope she's still sleeping and you are taking care of you! - WebGoddess
Why just take a child's lunch money when you can just take the child, and their sandwich? Is that what you're saying? ;-) - Brian Johns
I totally lost Monday when I puked up that sandwich. - Mary Carmen
:( - Laurie Boots from Android
Johnny
RT @kjwinston11: Best. Atheist. Christmas card. EVER. http://t.co/2KZcr6HMex
RT @kjwinston11: Best. Atheist. Christmas card. EVER. http://t.co/2KZcr6HMex
.LAG liked that
O h dear God. How did I miss this? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I should have cut him. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
This is lovely. - SAM
How the hell did I miss this. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA - Anika
HAHAHAHA - Spidra Webster
*Tebows* - Steele Lawman from Android
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! - Laurie Boots
:D - Anne Bouey
Once you see it, hehehe. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Lord... - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Ha! :) - Laurie Boots 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
Victor Ganata
Whenever someone in tech declares "X is dead", I think of Zaphod Beeblebrox. "But sir, it was on the sub-ether radio this morning, it said you were dead." "Yeah that's right, I just haven't stopped moving yet."
"...Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?" Nietzsche - WarLord
That's about the only phrase from that book that amused me significantly. - Victor Ganata
He's just spending a year dead for tax purposes. - Technodad
Stephen Mack
Sam Sayonara Simon: "He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he has not worked on the show since 1993." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Sam Sayonara Simon: "He makes over 10 million dollars a year from The Simpsons, though he has not worked on the show since 1993."
Good work if you can get it. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
He was also Mr. Jennifer Tilly until 1991. - Stephen Mack
And a boxing manager. And a poker player. - Stephen Mack
And, per George Carlin, "a ******* horrible person to be around." - Stephen Mack
But he really loves dogs: http://www.samsimonfoundation.com/ - Stephen Mack
I can't imagine being this guy for even one second. - Stephen Mack
Sad. But also sad: "if you want publicity and you want to pick up girls, cancer is the greatest thing in the world.” - Laura Norvig
Louis Gray
FF Team, how come you can't find your Twitter friends on the service any longer? Is this due to Twitter changes? Are there plans to restore it? Thanks.
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yes, this. - holly #ravingfangirl
If you put &source=twitterandroid at the end of the REST request, I bet they can punch through any of twitter's API changes. - Andy Bakun
did not the twitter API change some time ago ? - Peter Dawson
Yes and yes. - Benjamin Golub
thanks Louis this is a huge loss to the service you provide guys. Find your friends › Find Twitter friends Finding your Twitter friends We could not find your Twitter friends. - Thomas Power
This has been fixed. - Benjamin Golub
Something fixed on FriendFeed? Hmmm... - Cliff Gerrish
right on. thanks again, Ben! :) - holly #ravingfangirl
I'd be happy if I could get my Twitter to import again. Has not for... months. - Alix May
Yes Cliff, things do get fixed here. Not always as quickly as we'd like, but that's universal. - Bruce Lewis
Ben is awesome, of course. Thank you sir. - Louis Gray
Things get fixed but no new features will be added. - Akiva
something wrong with ff. - Tayfun Yaşar
Ben: keeper of the flame. - Laura Norvig
Thanks Louis this really does need fixing FF is the only place that aggregates twitter feeds well - Thomas Power
Fantastic Ben, Louis thank you so much. - Thomas Power
Bipolar owl: I'm sorry you feel that way. I actually did commit a change that fixes this and a few weeks ago another change that fixed adding Twitter accounts. Unfortunately both fixes are for public Twitter accounts only. It looks like you have a private account. Stay tuned! - Benjamin Golub
Thanks for the fixes and the great attitude Ben. I imagine there isn't a huge incentive to continue to patch things around here, but it's clearly a great product and people are still passionate about it. Rock on, dude. - John
This is broken again. - Fedge No
Stephen Mack
Celebrity deaths: A statistical analysis - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
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A statistical refutation of http://friendfeed.com/davisfr... . The image above can be viewed full-size at http://www.zeigen.com/blog... . My conclusion? Celebrity deaths come in one-point-sevens, not #threes. - Stephen Mack
Awesome - Chieze Okoye
Thanks, Chieze! I enjoyed crunching actual data. - Stephen Mack
No refutations? Have I really killed it this time? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm on a plane! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
See my blog comment -- From some perspective, deaths *always* come in 3's, you just have to see what the distribution of durations between deaths D and D+2 are. :) I'd like to know: What's the median (or 90, 95%ile) time for which "all deaths come in 3's" is true. - Steve and 4 other people
BTW, would also be nice to compare vs. a random control sample of a similar distribution to actual celebrity death data. - Steve and 4 other people
Steve, I've seen your blog comment now, and you've proposed an interesting approach. When I get some time I'll post the CSV data and run the analysis you suggest. However, you can tell at a glance from just the visual representation that the duration between D, D+1, and D+2 will vary wildly. - Stephen Mack
Davis, how do you propose testing for the global population? What groupings of the deaths do you think exist? Geography? - Stephen Mack
Also, Davis, you're right about July 99. You've got me thinking of another simple analysis: Number of deaths per month, and what percentage of the time that number is evenly divisible by three. - Stephen Mack
Steve, for the control data, what do you suggest? National obituaries? Death records for all inhabitants of a particular county? - Stephen Mack
No, just a random distribution. You know how many deaths occurred over your interval, so just simulate it assuming each person has a 1/Nth chance of dying each day (where N is the number of days in the sample). - Steve and 4 other people
And yup, I know the distribution will be pretty wide, and that's what's interesting about it. :) You should be able to compare that with the random distribution to see if there's any difference. - Steve and 4 other people
Man, this conversation reminds me of the stuff I liked about my stats class... 8^D - Chieze Okoye
Steve, I took a look at the suggestion of days between D and D+x as you suggested in more detail in your blog comment. For every metric (average days, median, etc.) the data is better explained by groups of 2 than groups of 3. Performance for all groupings was pathetic, with an average of at least 8 days overall even for groups of 2. The standard deviation was at least 4.5 days, which backs up my previous prediction that it would vary wildly. - Stephen Mack
Davis, I took a look at number of deaths per month as well. The number of months where the total deaths was divisible by three was... wait for it ... 38.2%, close to expected value of 33.3%. Average number of deaths per month is actually 7.7. - Stephen Mack
A revised version of the spreadsheet with new tabs ("Avg Days of Span" and "Calendar" respectively) for the two new methods is now available, http://docs.google.com/filevie... - Stephen Mack
I've also provided a data file called CORPUS.TXT with just the names and dates, in CSV format: http://docs.google.com/leaf... - Stephen Mack
If I'm reading that right, the ~50%ile of the number of days between D and D+2 is 7. To me, that says "half the time, 3 (or more) celebrities have died in the same week" That seems like the kind of thing that would easily turn into an urban myth. If you go out to 14 days, you get to nearly 87%! - Steve and 4 other people
Steve, yes. But 50% success is awful. Another way of saying that is, "half the time, when a celebrity dies, only 1 or 2 celebrities will die that week." So the myth at BEST is 50% right, when you allow a FULL WEEK for the deaths to coincide. You'd do better if the myth is that "celebrity deaths come in 2s" -- about half the time, 2 celebrities die in a period just 2 days apart. - Stephen Mack
Put another way: Using your method, "celebrity deaths come in twos" is more accurate than "celebrity deaths come in threes." So the superstition is wrong. - Stephen Mack
For an urban myth, I think 50% success rate is pretty good. :) - Steve and 4 other people
It's not 50%. To get 50%, you have to include 3 OR MORE (so, sometimes 4, sometimes 5, sometimes 10) -- and that's with AN ENTIRE WEEK of allowance. Remember, other variations of the myth (celebrities die in 2s, celebrities die in 1.7s) do better . You've seen the spreadsheet. There's no method where "celebrities die in 3s" has any statistical validity whatsoever. This myth has been 100% debunked. - Stephen Mack
The idea of 70% dead celebrity is kind of gruesome ;) (He's only mostly dead....) - Victor Ganata
He got better. - Stephen Mack
Send this data to Mythbusters! - Ken Gidley
Unless the Mythbusters team gets to actually blow up the celebrities to test whether they clump together in threes or not, I don't think this myth is quite telegenic enough for them. - Stephen Mack
Slacy created a graph in a separate thread here: http://friendfeed.com/slacy... - Stephen Mack
50/50 after 4 votes. Please go and vote your conscience! - Stephen Mack
I think what's missing is a solid theory of celebritigenesis. Without that, it's hard to figure out what the null hypothesis would be. - Victor Ganata
Rue McClannihan makes three!:-P Actually Stephen, I've got some interesting analysis to dovetail with your own that I hope to write up in the next few days. - Kevin Fox
Victor, I think stiffs.com's approach is good. A celebrity is hard to define, but (like many other things) we know one when we see one. Having an objective panel that independently answers "have you heard of this person?" is about as good a criteria as I can think of. - Stephen Mack
Kevin, I thought it was supposed to be Art/Gary/Dennis and now Rue starting a new series? This superstition is so hard to nail down! But regardless, I look forward to your analysis. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I guess that's just it--where exactly is the threshold for celebrity vs non-celebrity? Are you famous if 1 million people know you, but not if only 999,999 people know you? I guess my question is, what do we actually think we're measuring? ;) - Victor Ganata
Art isn't famous to me, so it'd be Gary, Dennis and Rue. - Kevin Fox
Victor, it's an excellent question. If you want to create your own personal list of living celebrities, we can then monitor that list as they pass away and test whether or not they die in threes (whatever THAT means), and then judge whether or not the superstition is true for YOU. - Stephen Mack
Kevin, funny, I'd never heard of Rue before today. (Never watched Golden Girls.) It proves Victor's point. The subjective nature of the superstition is what makes it hard to prove or falsify. - Stephen Mack
The subjective nature makes it much easier to prove, just harder to tell whether it's meaningful. If, in any string of 10 deaths, there are clumps of three that are meaningful for one person that person will claim it to be an instance of the 'death in 3s' phenomenon, and for them it will be right. They'll have heard of several other instances of 'death in 3s' from their friends over the... more... - Kevin Fox
Now that I think of it, the null hypothesis would be thus: if celebrities *don't* die in clumps of three, then there should be roughly equal spacing between their deaths (+/- some error), regardless of what time frame you choose. So all you have to do is pick a threshold duration, wait for celebrities to die, and see if there's a statistically significant difference between the actual death rate versus if they just died at regular intervals instead. - Victor Ganata
So say we pick a duration of a week. If the null hypothesis is correct, then they should each die roughly within 2 days and 8 hours of each other. If it's tighter than that (we'd have to do the math to see at what point it would be statistically significant) then the alternative hypothesis is true, and they *do* die in clumps. - Victor Ganata
Kevin, exactly right. My first debunking (from 2008) used the same argument: "This belief is an example of selective perception (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...); You tend to remember the times when there was a grouping of three seemingly-related deaths in a short period of time, which reinforces the belief, but tend to forget the times when there wasn’t a pattern. As... more... - Stephen Mack
Another psychological factor to consider is mental temporal boundaries. If the weekend is a memory reset, where things on the far end of a weekend feel more removed, then three deaths in a work week, or in a single weekend, could be perceived as a clump even if the boundary between the first and the one previous to it is less than the boundary between the first and the third, just because the one before the work week 'feels significantly longer ago' - Kevin Fox
Victor, the raw data is available. (See links above.) There are 1,422 deaths over 5,669 days. So you expect the average death to be about 4 days apart, which in fact is what the data shows. The null hypothesis you propose in fact has strong significance in the data. - Stephen Mack
So there you have it. Proof that celebrities don't die in clumps but actually die at regular intervals. :D - Victor Ganata
Thank you, sir! *shakes hands with Victor* - Stephen Mack
Still like this thread. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thanks, Micah. (In reviewing the above: I miss Chieze, and I'm still mad at Davis F. for deleting his account.) - Stephen Mack
Bumping from April 8, 2013 to today. - Stephen Mack
Bumping posts always comes in threes. - Louis Gray
chrisofspades
RT @aswang: Facebook is down but Friendfeed is up :D
Victor Ganata
Facebook is down but Friendfeed is up :D
Mark Trapp
The acquisition of FriendFeed continues to haunt me: just got my 8th (I think) ContentID claim about Downfall — FriendFeed! This one is from the guys who started it all back in 2010: Constantin Film. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The acquisition of FriendFeed continues to haunt me: just got my 8th (I think) ContentID claim about Downfall — FriendFeed! This one is from the guys who started it all back in 2010: Constantin Film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3g6-GWCGt8
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Previously: (1) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (2) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (3) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (4) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... (5) https://friendfeed.com/itafrom... It's gotten so monotonous I didn't bother talking about 6 or 7, but this one comes full circle and comes with a takedown on Vimeo as well! - Mark Trapp
Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Re....diculous. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Got an email from Vimeo this morning saying they put it back and made a note on my account explaining why it should stay up so it shouldn't happen again. Now if only YouTube would do that... - Mark Trapp
It's down again. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
:( - Anne Bouey
:( I should get around to self-hosting it sometime... - Mark Trapp
Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
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Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
I have never eaten fondue, but I dipped a graham cracker in a chocolate fountain once. - Pete D
Happy Birthday FFers (and THANKS) - Charlie Anzman
Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric - ill subliminal
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! :) - Mona Nomura
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - Лампа гневного света
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C Team Marina
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
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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 Silence
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 Silence
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
Heh. "Stop punching microholes in your own hull. Stop punching microholes in your own hull." *Nelson haha* - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Gabe
Who's more loathsome, AIG or Bernie Madoff?
Madoff stole billions of dollars, but AIG is taking money from all the taxpayers. - Gabe
AIG. There's not yet a Madoff bailout. - Paul Buchheit
excellent idea -- it *does*seem like madoff is a great candidate for some bailout money. - John Lilly
Madoff. He pleaded guilty to defrauding charities. AIG traders made bad bets, but so did more than half of Wall Street. - Misha Dynin
Misha: AIG made bad bets, then came to us for charity, and now they want to use that money to reward themselves for making such stupid bets. - Gabe
In my book, there is a difference between knowingly doing something illegal, and taking advantage of the system. AIG traders signed contracts with guaranteed bonuses, because they could. They collected the money--obviously undeserved--legally. They acted rationally, if not ethically. I don't blame the people who exploited the flaws in the system, but rather reserve loathing for those who were paid to protect the system and didn't do their job: SEC and politicians. - Misha Dynin
It was obvious to a lot of people that derivatives market is a time bomb. It was fairly obvious to me, and I have indirect exposure to financial industry. Here's a link from three years ago: http://dynin.blogspot.com/2006... It was obvious to Warren Buffett, who described the problem and predicted the crisis scenario in 2005 BRK annual report.... more... - Misha Dynin
$165mil in bonuses is 1/5000th of the total bailout cost. It's in the noise, not worth any attention. If it wasn't AIG who took advantage of the system, it would be somebody else. My beef is with people who knew the system is not robust, were in position to fix it, but didn't. - Misha Dynin
Misha, it sounds like you're saying that being unethical but legal is less loathsome than unethical and illegal. Being legal just means that you don't have to pay for your mistakes. That sounds pretty loathsome to me. - Gabe
I like the "Who's more loathsome?" theme. Can it be extended? - j1m
Misha, you should be disgusted with Buffett then. Berkshire was the largest shareholder of Moodys through all of their shenanigans, and it's clear he knew they were rating junk AAA. - Private Sanjeev
j1m, do you have people you think are more loathsome? - Gabe
John Lilly
Wow, Bret promoted to CTO at Facebook - smart, great guy. Congrats! http://techcrunch.com/2010...
Thanks, John :) - Bret Taylor
@Bret. Congratz Bret.. - Ozgur Demir
Bret, well deserved! You're perfect for the position. - Jesse Stay
Super happy for you - incredibly well deserved. But I still want to get you working on another startup! Want to find something to do together. Looking for board stuff for you, too. - John Lilly from email
Congrats, Bret! - Mark Trapp
Now to see if Bret can take that confusing Facebook interface and make it into something nice like, for example, friendfeed. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
The Facebook "Lite" version helped simplify the interface, hopefully some of those concepts will make it into the standard design. - Mike Chelen
TechCrunch called it the Friendfeedification of Facebook. That can only be a good thing. Congrats! - Eric - ill subliminal
Congratulations Bret! - Atul Arora
BT and FF did 'open' in the healthy, right, & honest way. Here's to bringing that positive force to a pretty unhealthy & confused company. Serious congratulations! Now... what would you do if you were CEO, Bret? That's what you need to do, starting today. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congrats, Bret! - Kol Tregaskes
Good on ya, Bret!! :) - Skye Miller
Congrats Bret! - Bojan Babic
Bret Taylor
For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word - Statistics - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word - Statistics - NYTimes.com
For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word - Statistics - NYTimes.com
Carrie getting some much deserved attention. "Ms. Grimes is an Internet-age statistician, one of many who are changing the image of the profession as a place for dronish number nerds. They are finding themselves increasingly in demand — and even cool. “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.”" - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
Great article, but it left out that statisticians need some CS muscle to effectively operate on large scale data. It's the combination that make Carrie -- and others like her -- 'Internet-age' statisticians. - Michael E. Driscoll
Michael, plenty of CS muscle, and also training in specialized packages like/from the SAS http://www.sas.com/technol... etc. - ianf ⌘
Oh, this is old from 2009.... Silly me. Bumped because of spammy comment? - Joe
Somebody really wants Bret Taylor to buy some new suits... - Lisa L. Seifert
Would you please subscribe me to could send you a direct message? - سلوچ
Spidra Webster
Hand Soap Ingredient Can Up Body Bacteria Burden - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast...
Hand Soap Ingredient Can Up Body Bacteria Burden - Scientific American
"The antimicrobial triclosan is a common ingredient in hand soap. But it's also found in shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, even lip gloss. So it's not too surprising that triclosan also shows up in blood, urine, breast milk and mucus. But here's the weird thing—those triclosan residues may actually boost bacterial growth in our bodies. So says a study in the journal mBio. [Adnan K. Syed et al, Triclosan Promotes Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization] Researchers swabbed inside the noses of 90 adults. 37 of the 90 tested positive for triclosan—and those who did were twice as likely to have the bug Staphylococcus aureus living in their noses. Rats, too, were more susceptible to staph if fed triclosan. Seems counterintuitive, but when bacteria are exposed to sublethal levels of antibiotics, they get stressed, and “they attach to surfaces and hunker down, in things we call biofilms." That's study author Blaise Boles, of the University of Michigan. He says that stash of staph could put... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
"When FDA first started evaluating the rules governing triclosan's use, Richard Nixon was still president," said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass, who asked the FDA to take a closer look at triclosan in 2010 after the European Union banned the chemical from products that come into contact with food. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013... - непростые коротышки
"Triclosan is added to many consumer goods such as cosmetics and detergents to kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. It serves as disinfectant, preservative or antiseptic and is widely used in health care and animal husbandry. There is concern that this widespread use of triclosan may lead to the emergence or proliferation of harmful bacteria that are resistant to both biocides and antibiotics." European Commission SC http://ec.europa.eu/health... - непростые коротышки
Andrew C (✔)
I probably say "I don't know" more for diplomacy than not knowing.
Probably? - Meg VMeg
Well, I'm not sure. Or don't know. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
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