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Sarah G.
Monkey Selfie is the name of my next band.
See, then Monkey Selfie Photobomb can be your cover band. - Jennifer Dittrich
+1 - Sarah G.
If I've ever wanted to frame a post and comment, it's this-a-one. <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Are these really different colors? #att
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Different shades. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, but try making that out on their map. Nearly impossible. - Eric
That is probably the point Eric...sadly. - Chris Topher
Exactly. - Eric
Yes but very similar - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
90-year-old WWII vet jogging across America
90-year-old WWII vet jogging across America
Stephen Mack
Running Drawing: "I'm Claire. I use Nike+ to draw pictures when I run." -
Running Drawing: "I'm Claire. I use Nike+ to draw pictures when I run."
Running Drawing: "I'm Claire. I use Nike+ to draw pictures when I run."
Running Drawing: "I'm Claire. I use Nike+ to draw pictures when I run."
Love this idea! Be warned that most of the rest of her run-draws are of penises. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Many of us runners actually do this. We just don't form Tumblrs about it. lol - Hookuh Tinypants
Ah, neat! Thanks, Hookuh. There is so much I don't know. - Stephen Mack
Helps alleviate the boredom of training. :) I plot stuff out ahead of time on runningmap and then see the fruits of my labor on RunKeeper when I'm finished. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Can a word really be untranslatable? | OxfordWords blog -
Can a word really be untranslatable? | OxfordWords blog
"There’s no such thing as an untranslatable word. There, I’ve said it. Despite all the memes, blogs, and books to the contrary, all language is inherently translatable. However, whether the broader meaning of a text – the jokes, philosophies, and cultural peculiarities of its language – is translatable depends almost entirely on the individual with their nose in the dictionary (not to mention the dictionary itself)." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"When we say that a word is untranslatable, we tend to mean that it lacks an exact or word-for-word equivalent in our own language. In our desire to make everyone and everything understood, we sometimes forget that languages are living, writhing beasts: they evolve and mutate at such a rate that their genetic make-up is by nature very different, and it is almost impossible to pin them... more... - Maitani
Translatable vs untranslatable - Maitani
Sarah G.
"My goal is to always come from a place of love ...but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker." ― RuPaul
This. - Kristin from iPhone
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph -
Wikipedia refuses to delete photo as 'monkey owns it' - Telegraph
"Wikimedia, the organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to remove one of his images which is used online without his permission, claiming that because a monkey pressed the shutter button it owns the copyright." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
You found pictures of me! - imabonehead
" Mr Slater now faces an estimated £10,000 legal bill to take the matter to court. “If the monkey took it, it owns copyright, not me, that’s their basic argument. What they don’t realise is that it needs a court to decide that,” he said. The image has been removed in the past when he complained, but different editors regularly upload it once again. “Some of their editors think it should... more... - Jessie
So the camera should own the copyright? - Todd Hoff
If you're willing to rule that monkeys are no more sentient than cameras (or perhaps to rule that non-humans are not allowed to own copyright.) - Victor Ganata
Surely there must be a case where there's a copyright dispute between a toddler and an adult in similar circumstances, though. That would be an obvious precedent. - Victor Ganata
If Wikipedia's argument were allowed to stand, it could open up other questions about motion-sensitive or infrared-sensitive cameras. Could owners of those cameras see their copyrights disappear because they didn't physically trigger the shutter? - John (bird whisperer)
Maybe, but I don't think that's the dispute. I actually think the dispute is whether or not sentients (who are not necessarily sapients) can own copyright. Like, it's obvious that if I set a timer to take a picture, that I still own copyright, but if a toddler presses a button on a camera, who owns the copyright now? - Victor Ganata
In any case, Wikipedia's argument is still problematic because regardless of who owns the copyright, it's not in public domain, and there's no way they can ask a monkey for a license. - Victor Ganata
=))))))))))))))))) - جواد
I bet the monkey would grant them a license for a few bananas. Seems like a pretty silly thing to go all ape over - All You Can Arcade from Android
I mean, sure, I could think of a lot better ways to spend £10,000 (and whatever taxpayer money) but since the courts are considering it…. - Victor Ganata
If the photographer did give the monkey some food, it might have even been work for hire! - Christina Pikas
Did the monkey sign a release? - Todd Hoff
The bigger issue is whether monkeys have legal rights to ownership. I'm pretty sure they don't. - Glen Campbell
As a duly court-appointed expert monkey-whisperer, I am counsel for the referenced simian, who hereby wishes to express his heartfelt desire to retain all rights and privileges associated with the photographic image under discussion. Kindly remit payment at once to my monkey client, care of me. - Stephen Mack
Lengthy court case *SPOILER*: STATUE OF LIBERTY. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
You just *know* the barristers/solicitors are going to milk this thing for all its worth and then some :D - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jamesharveytm: Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art -
RT @jamesharveytm: Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art
Victor Ganata
If hospitals weren't capable of containing virulent, potentially fatal infectious diseases, just based on the things I've seen during med school/residency, we'd all be dead/dying of XDR TB, pan-resistant E. coli, and/or variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by now. People panicking because Emory has two patients with Ebola need to calm down.
The ability of an airline to contain virulent, potentially fatal infectious diseases is another matter, though. - Victor Ganata
They did this premise on a Scrubs episode I always remember when a media scare occurs. - Eric
Steven Perez
April Buchheit
RT @rstevens: There’s a thin line between pessimism and pattern recognition
Then again, human pattern recognition tends to make Type I errors, so maybe it *doesn't* pay to be pessimistic. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
But there's also a thin line between optimism and pattern recognition... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So basically, having expectations leads to disappointment :D #RealityContinuesToRuinMyLife - Victor Ganata
Holly's favorite Anna
I'm nearly 38 years old, and I still stay up too late on a school night reading a book, even when I know better.
Victor Ganata
I think it's bullshit that NdGT reduces the whole GMO debate into pro-science vs anti-science. I totally agree that genetic engineering is on the same spectrum as artificial selection and I don't think there's any inherent reason why GMO would necessarily be harmful, but I am greatly concerned about the intellectual property issues.
Forcing farmers in developing countries to be completely and perpetually dependent on the biotech industry in industrialized countries is straight-up neoimperialism. - Victor Ganata
Drives me nuts as well. I'm concerned with what you mentioned, as well as the unplanned side-effects that certain kinds of GMO plants can lead to. Pouring a ton of pesticide into the ground isn't without consequence, and neither is the requirement for more fertilizer, but that's just so often waved aside. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, I do think the pesticide-tolerant GMOs are incredibly short-sighted. All they've really done is artificially select for hardier pests. - Victor Ganata
*chuckles* - Eric Logan from FFHound!
It's really irritating when GMO advocates paint all farmers in developing countries who refuse to grow GMOs as short-sighted superstitious ignoramuses, as if licensing fees were dirt cheap and it didn't leave them entirely at the mercy of Monsanto et al. - Victor Ganata
Well, there's often a whole heap of racism thrown in with the general disdain for a different opinion. - Jennifer Dittrich
Saying GMO is pro-science is like saying Dr. Frankenstein is pro-life. - Todd Hoff
I agree on the potential for mischief by agribusiness in developing countries if licensing seeds becomes standard there, whether by choice or coercion. I think the environmental problems associated with GMOs are really problems of big agriculture in general, from overuse of pesticides and fertilizer to monoculture to draining limited freshwater supplies in arid areas to destroying pollinator habitat. - John (bird whisperer)
In a lot of developing countries (and some industrialized ones like ours) starvation doesn't have much to do with yields and everything to do with crop prices, overhead costs, absentee landlordism, neofeudalism, neoserfdom, and weak central governments fraught with corruption, and I doubt GMOs will do much to change that equation. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Steven Perez
A little bunneh told me that it's Tam Tam's birfday today. -
A little bunneh told me that it's Tam Tam's birfday today.
Ha! So cute! :-D I'm 37. How old is that in bunny years? - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Five. It's always five. 😆 - Steven Perez from FFHound(roid)!
Actually, now that I think about, 39 human years is about 4 bunny years. Hmm, math is hard. - Steven Perez from Android
Happy Birthday (again) Angel! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy Tamara Day! I'm glad you were born! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Simply Caroline
My mother's flipino cooking : mom I don't think you put fish in spaghetti and meatballs But hey what do I know? Just eat around the fishhead
Yesterday, bringing Jayden home from my play-sister's house, I decided to take the streets home instead of the freeway, for no other reason than I turned right instead of left. Hella happy I didn't take the freeway, because we would've gotten off at Edwards & taken that 73rd Ave hill. And driving home on Bancroft, the brakes failed. YIKES.
We're okay, car is okay, didn't hit anyone & made it home carefully & safely. But DAMN SON now we fucked. Cue the Richard Dimples Fields song: If it ain't one thing, it's another... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh wow. That's good you weren't on the freeway, but really sucks you now have to get the brakes fixed. - Anika
Glad you made it home safely. Bummer about the repairs. :( - Anne Bouey
Yep & I just spent all our $$ on bills & groceries so now I gotta figure out once again how to make something outta nothing. Fortunately my next-door neighbor has been helping me maintain my car on the cheap. He charges me so little for the work he does I often give him from $5 to $20 more than he asks for. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So, so glad you weren't on the freeway! What timing. - Kirsten
I'm glad for my neighbor, he got a new job with more regular hours & more pay. He deserves it. Unfortunately, it means he's no longer home during the day! I'ma talk to him this evening & see when he can look at my car so I can start to figure out what to do. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Aw man, that sucks. Hopefully it's easily fixable. *hugs* - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Yvonne Renee
And! We got our first delivery from Pley yesterday!
If you sign up using this link, we'll get $10 credit. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Steven Perez
Good afternoon, FriendFeed. -
Good afternoon, FriendFeed.
Trapped in training all day today. Some day, I will escape. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good afternoon, John. :) - Steven Perez
hey Mr. B!!! - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
Hey, Val. 😊 - Steven Perez from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Leaning tower of cake. I am so, so bummed about it even though some of it was out of my control (too damn hot in the venue, table / floor sloped to the wall, and quite frankly it was a poor idea). But here it is, and it's done and I think I'm retiring from making wedding cakes for friends ... End rant.
It looks great to me! - 'H'institches #TeamMarina
Too early to be drinking, Helen! Kidding, you are too kind, and I thank you. It was borderline disaster and I'd like to say I'm over it, but clearly I'm not... - Shannon - GlassMistress
I think it looks fantastic! - Anne Bouey
The temperature and the floor were out of your control, don't beat yourself up over it. I think the cake looks great! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Take the picture from the "peacock" side, problem disappears. Also, slice and eat the cake. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
^^ was hoping for that but damned if they didn't put the cake in front of a big ass mirror! Hah! I'd say I couldn't catch a break but it didn't fall over so there's that :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mmm, looks great. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Honestly, it looks really good. You could even argue that any slight lean adds to the peacock effect. Did rhe bride like it? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Honestly I have no clue if the bride was happy or not. Part of the cake's problem was it was a poor concept. I did exactly as she asked knowing full well it was a bad plan. There are six layers of cake in rainbow colors in each tier. It is crazy heavy from all the frosting. I'm suspicious that the lean is due to one of the wooden dowels inside either broke or forced its way through the... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
If someone made my wedding cake for me and it like looked one tenth as awesome as that one, I'd be happy, proud of my talented friend and very grateful. Its beautiful. - Mary Carmen
Looks lovely and I'm sure it tasted delicious!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
What! It looks amazing! You did really well. And take it up as a learning experience - you'll get even better over time! I would be delighted to have this at my wedding. It's really lovely. You done good. - Miriella
I can tell you exactly what the problem was - when you make tiered cakes, you use plastic cake plates under each tier, not cardboard. The cardboard is for single tier only and is not meant to hold weight or pressure from your dowels. The plates have post holes that your dowels go into to keep them from slipping as well. There are also specific dowels you will want to use (not sure if... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Yes to everything you said. I've used wooden dowels and cardboard on the 30 or so cakes I've done over the years with no problem. Guess there had to be a first, huh? I only do one to three cakes a year so I dont get much practice and it is a practice kind of thing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I use cardboard and dowels, too, without a problem. However, when you stack a cake 3 tiers and over, I've learned it's necessary to put a long center dowel through the entire cake, boards included. Poke a hole in each separator board, then sharpen the dowel and hammer it down through the entire cake so that it sits in the middle of every tier. Some people use food grade PVC pipe as the... more... - Trish R
Trish. Its there ... even had to go to Home Depot to get it. I wasnt there for the 'autopsy' so I dont know where it failed, just guessing it has to be with the supports somewhere since the tiers were level when I started out. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I bet the supports shifted as the cake got softer when the room warmed up. Cake can come apart between the dowels and nothing prevents that from happening. - Trish R
Considered that - and leaning that direction myself, pun intended - hah! The extra layers and icing made for one heavy cake and I'm figuring I just didnt account for that weight when I assembled. The plastic rods would have been better and I might have avoided the whole thing. Hindsight ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Victor Ganata
Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients - CNN - seems premature to say "saved" if we don't know they've cleared the virus, and one of them is still fairly sick despite getting two doses
"World Health Organization spokesman Gregory Hartl cautioned that health authorities 'cannot start using untested drugs in the middle of an outbreak, for various reasons.'" - Victor Ganata
"Doctors Without Borders similarly weighed in on the side of caution. 'It is important to keep in mind that a large-scale provision of treatments and vaccines that are in very early stages of development has a series of scientific and ethical implications,' the organization said in a statement." - Victor Ganata
"'As doctors, trying an untested drug on patients is a very difficult choice since our first priority is to do no harm, and we would not be sure that the experimental treatment would do more harm than good.'" - Victor Ganata
Steve C Team Marina
Number 27 on list of things dad sucks at: Hats.
no one is good at hats. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Looks jaunty to me. - Steele Lawman
He gets jaunty from me Lawman, or maybe just the lack of coordination to put on hats. - Steve C Team Marina
Those cheeks! - Kristin
I can't get over how smiley he is! - Soup in a TARDIS
Stephen Mack
This capture mooved me. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
That's fair. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hei, ku :) - Eivind from Android
Actually, Eivind, it's hei fer. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So this was from the Santa Clara County Fair on Saturday. I was startled at how small and disorganized the fair has become since I went as a teen. - Stephen Mack
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @pickover: The mystery of Stonehenge and Easter Island is solved.
RT @pickover: The mystery of Stonehenge and Easter Island is solved.
Ahahahem u_u - LilaLaMarea from Android
Kevin Fox
Best thing today: "Lead rhymes with read. Lead rhymes with read."
y'all look ready to create trouble! which is a good thing! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I really like this picture of you guys. - Laura from iPhone
Thanks! I haven't spent this long on my hair ever. It was nice. - Miriella from Android
Andrew C (✔)
RT @Sappo7: irony is dead: right wing israeli demonstrators in Tel Aviv wearing neo-nazi shirts
Jeez. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
That's 100000x worse that the Mexican skinheads all over SoCal. - Anika
Victor Ganata
Back on the mainland. Still hot and humid >.<
Ken Morley
One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus' -
One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus'
"Six centuries ago a towering eunuch named Zheng He commanded the Ming dynasty's fleet of immense trading vessels on expeditions ranging as far as Africa. Almost a century before Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas and Vasco da Gama's in India. Even then the European expeditions would seem paltry by comparison: All the ships of Columbus and da Gama combined could have been stored on a single deck of a single vessel in the fleet that set sail under Zheng He." - Ken Morley
Says Gmail, on email from my sister.
Weird. What's your sister's name? Where does she live? Do you have her SSN and maiden name? I need it to, uh, investigate this bug. - Stephen Mack
What do you know that I don't know - WHAT DO YOU KNOW, GMAIL?!! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"You may have already won! Please respond back with a list of your greatest fears." - Mark Trapp
Amit Patel
The view from the Best Western in Florence, Oregon.
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Best Best Western Ever! But not the most Western Best Western Ever. That's a few miles south, in Bandon Oregon. - Amit Patel
Beautiful view! - Anne Bouey
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