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Miriella
RT @trublu: Just saw the vid of Brady jumping around like Serena after that interception. #Priceless
I WAS JUMPING JUST LIKE THAT. But with a lot of screaming - Julie Kane from iPhone
That game was crazy. I would have been fine with either team winning. Pats didn't win it, Seattle lost it. - Miriella from Android
Nah, we won. - Heather
Unless you can score negative points, the team who has the most points won the game. - Johnny
Well, sure. Just saying, you make a terrible call and you lose the game. - Miriella from Android
I get that but it's more like you make a bad call and do not win the game. The Pats made more meaningful correct calls and that was reflected on the scoreboard. The assumption that if they made a different call then they would have scored is just an assumption and discounts the other team's ability to neutralise that call. - Johnny
Well I did just say Seattle "did not win the game" what are we getting all nitpicky for? The beauty of the sports is having to play the game for the entire duration. The Knicks can't just go home after 3 periods even though they're getting blown out. So, if you break the game down to that one call, Seattle lost the game. (But still could have failed that drive in a number of other ways)... more... - Miriella from Android
I get nit picky because you said "Pats didn't win it, Seattle lost it." That's highly disrespectful to the Pats. I don't follow either team but the notion of "it was someone game to lose" a false one. - Johnny
Similar to the way GB lost the NFC champ game, or Andy Murray "losing" the AO. But not really. :) - Miriella from Android
Well, I understand your view. But really, the Patriots got bailed by a bad call AND they made a great play. I just really mean that Seattle didn't have to gamble and throw when they had a number of other options to score at the end of the game. - Miriella from Android
That's not me :) - Miriella from Android
I've seen team "lose the game" by making really bad plays. I didn't think the pass was bad, I thought the Patriots made a good interception. It was close. That's why I disagreed. :) - Heather
Johnny
Here's the thing. If the pass came off and they scored with "Beastmode" not involved, it'd be a tactial masterstroke herladed for the ages.
It would probably be taken as a sign of Wilson's clutchiness or something of that sort. - John (bird whisperer)
Exactly. Like everyone expected the running play but in a moment of inspired tactics, they passed, tricked the Pats and won the Super Bowl. There would be movies made about it. - Johnny
... and if they had run there was a decent chance they may have stopped him, as they were expecting that to happen and would adjust accordingly. - Johnny
This is also known as "sport". - Johnny
Glen Campbell
USA wins another World Championship! #fb
... which isn't even shown on a major commercial network here and the half time show will dominate most of the 25 second grab on tonight's news. :) - Johnny
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @jasonr44240: Patriots DC before interception - they'll never pass - that would be... #SuperBowl http://t.co/1OONZ0AlV6
RT @jasonr44240: Patriots DC before interception - they'll never pass - that would be... #SuperBowl http://t.co/1OONZ0AlV6
But if they did run it, would they just be running it or would they be running it because they guessed that the Pats guessed they would pass it because no one thought they wouldn't run it and they should run it to out guess them. - Johnny
Mark H
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God
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""I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How dare you how dare you create a world where there is such misery that’s not our fault? It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? The god who created this universe, if he created this universe, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish. We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that? Yes the world is very splendid, but it also has in it insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow into the eyes of children and make them blind.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Attenboroughesque :) - Eivind from Android
see also Pratchett's Patrician :) - Pete's Got To Go
God might reply, "when you can create a world without injustice and pain, then we can talk" - Todd Hoff
Worl, as an individual I can't. Nor Stephen. Nor Todd. But God? God *could*. Question is, why not? Ah, theodicy. - Pete's Got To Go
Thus, god is not perfect. - Joe
God never said he was, it's people,that said that. And perfection doesn't aloow for free will, which is a handy thing to have. - Todd Hoff
Granted that the creator of the universe is not perfect. I would also say the force/energy/being is not all knowing either. (Edit to add- I would say that the creator is an experimenter.) - Joe
You guys are in full swing here but I guess I'd ask what your definition of perfect is? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Generally, that which can't be improved. What is improved? There you go. - Todd Hoff
I think for a lot of us "perfect" is "what satisfies me" - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
"The Problem of Evil" is what led me to abandon my faith when I was 11 or 12. No one around me at the time was willing or able to provide an answer to it. I've since reconciled it for myself, more or less, but it's an ongoing struggle, I must admit. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Recently, for example, I've been reading "The Gulag Archipelago", and it's rattling my faith. I think a part of me seeks to learn about these things for that reason: to rattle my faith, and see how it fares. Probably why I stay on FriendFeed, too LOL - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yeah, The Problem of Evil in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent lies leading to the invasion of Iraq broke my belief as well. Coincidentally, I started reading a lot of Philip K Dick novels at the time, and his theodicy is probably the only one I'd be willing to believe: God isn't actually omnipotent. - Victor Ganata
I think Mr. Fry got it in one. Cancer. Why would anyone allow that if they had the power to prevent or stop it? And if they don't have that power, why the hell should we blindly hand over our lives to them? - Heather
Okay, God gets rid of cancer. Then what? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
If God is omnipotent and benevolent, why does cancer even exist in the first place? - Victor Ganata
Then cancer gets rid of God. #notatheologist #noideawhatthatmeans - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*reserves spot to comment from beyond the grave* - Micah from iPhone
Ya'll are going with the assumption that a creator thinks like its creation and feels as its creation feels. That's where modern religion seems to go off the rails in my mind. - Michael W. May
A Baha'i friend once asked me 'If you met God and he asked you what you had done with your life, what would you say?' I said 'I might ask the same of you.' - Pete's Got To Go
Could an imperfect human being possessing free will exist in such a way to rail against his creator (or really against the decaying, entropic universe he resides in) if everything was perfect, self-sustaining, and infinite? Guess it depends on what your assumptions or beliefs about God is. If it has human-like attributes but imbued with supreme power, then perhaps we can say the... more... - Mo Kargas
I dunno, wouldn't an omniscient and benevolent God understand and empathize with its creation? - Victor Ganata
I tend to think we imagined God as the omnipotent, omniscient version of ourselves, warts and all. Where we are vengeful, capricious, insecure - God is the Most vengeful, capricious, insecure. I tend to think that *if* there is a "creator," it is indifferent to us entirely. I can imagine that creator's response to Mr. Fry: "Cancer, blindness, bugs...they all fit within a cycle of... more... - Bren from iPhone
Inconsistent human qualities applied to something beyond us. - Mo Kargas
No really, nobody answered my question, what next? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Well, ok. About what are we talking? The utterly apart Islamic God of Tawhid? The immanent yet transcendent God of the Incarnation? The Demiurge of the Gnostics? The utterly ineffable of Lovecraft? Cos if we don't know *that* all the rest of it is wandering in a maze. - Pete's Got To Go
But the original question isn't about "next". It's about why things are the way they are in the first place. - Victor Ganata
The monotheistic God Fry is likely talking of is *claimed* to value humans. But a Creator does not necessarily have to value or care, at least in a way which is understandable to us. - Pete's Got To Go
Sure, the easiest form of theodicy that doesn't do away with God entirely is to say that God isn't what we think God is, but the obvious logical consequence of that line of thinking is therefore many of the world's religions are utter bullshit. - Victor Ganata
It also assumes that we are the snake in the cage, not the mouse bred for food. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, and quite, Victor. - Pete's Got To Go
The original quote assumes both that God is powerful enough to affect th course of the world and demands worship. The God of many religions fits that. If you change the parameters, you are creating a new context. - Heather
That context will change from human to human regardless, due to that initial assumption. - Mo Kargas
Heather, like Isaac Newton's Clockwork Universe. Put all the pieces together and let it run. - Johnny from iPhone
Letting it run, to me, sounds like not having investment in the proceedings. Which (again just my perspective) would not require devotion and worship. If God made everything and walked away, why follow rules or pray? - Heather
The fact is that many world religions explicitly state that God is active in the proceedings of the Universe, though. - Victor Ganata
OTOH, we give our lives over to many entities that aren't omnipotent or omniscient but are nonetheless more powerful and/or (allegedly) more knowledgeable than we are—government, the free market, etc.—so if God isn't omnipotent nor omniscient, that isn't necessarily a reason not to worship or offer to service to Him/Her/Them. - Victor Ganata
Not all NDE's are of heaven. - Mike Nencetti
ooo dış mihraks fiğdini bulmasyone. otporumsu paralelizasyon - furi from Android
walt crawford
I wonder whether any bakery or pizzeria plans to have a special sale on March 14, starting at 9:26 a.m., selling little pies for 54 cents each. And with that, it must be time to sign off for the day...
I'm either not geeky or not mathy enough to get this. all i get is the 3/14 part. clearly I need help. - ellbeecee
(and I don't know whether it's geeky or mathy that I'm missing here. I suspect mathy, but I'm not sure) - ellbeecee
Pi is 3.141592654 (rounded up) - Johnny from iPhone
see, I knew it was probably something so simple that I'd be embarrassed for asking. and I was right. Thank you. :) - ellbeecee
elbee: Sorry, I was off most of yesterday. It's not "so simple"--I'm just one of those nerds who somehow accidentally memorized Pi to exactly that many decimal places a very long time ago, and since 3/14/15 happens this year, it just seemed natural. More likely, even damn near certain: Some places will sell pie--a slice or the whole thing--for $5.36 starting at 9:26 a.m., but it's possible nobody will be clever enough for that. (That's rounding to one more decimal place.) - walt crawford
I'd say it's geeky, not mathy; pi is just a constant and has almost nothing to do with math outside of geometry. - walt crawford
Joe was there first. This is not surprising. - walt crawford
hey, anyone who want to bring me pie for my birthday would be totally welcomed! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The little pies for 54 cents is still a great idea. - Joe
Johnny
So... yeah... Just found out I "fell off" the election roll in 2012. #AusPol
What? I thought you'd voted since then? - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah................. A thick plot is afoot. - Johnny from iPhone
Good grief. Give 'em hell. - Jennifer Dittrich
Got it sorted online (took about 2 minutes) so I can vote tomorrow BUT I don;t know if my previous vote was counted. - Johnny
I'm glad the first part was sorted, but that second part? GRRRRR. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jandy
Why does car insurance bill every six months (or three months)? Every month would be way easier to plan for and remember.
You can pay the six-month sort of monthly, in four months, but it costs a little more. Anyway, I figure it's so we don't squawk as much when they raise the rates. It's psychological. :-) - bentley
I usually do the partial pay option, so it actually bills every three months. It's like $2 more to split it, but that's pretty negligible. But I still can't remember to pay it on time, especially now that we have two cars that have insurance due at different times. - Jandy
I have CSAA and get billed monthly but always have the option to pay multiple months at once for a discounted rate if I want. - Hookuh Tinypants
The cost of processing 2 or 4 payments x all the customers < 12 - Johnny from iPhone
We have a monthly option. - Eric - Final Countdown from iPhone
I pay mine fortnightly but yearly gets a nice discount. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny, you're probably right. Of course this way, my agent's admin assistant ends up having to emailing me every single payment because I forget all the time, so that costs them time/money. She's gotten to where she often emails me the day before / day of because she knows I'm going to forget. I appreciate that level of customer service, though. :) - Jandy
I have State Farm and pay an extra $1/month for them to take it 1/6 of it out of my account monthly. No remembering to pay, easier bugdeting - ellbeecee
I have State Farm, and pay once each month. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Don't even get me started on property tax here in the US, due in April and October, I think. That makes even less sense. - Brian Johns
Huh. And here I worked with my agent to get single annual billing. Brian: "Here in the US"? Around here, prop. tax is a state tax, and it's annual but (in CA) payable in two installments, Nov. & Jan. - walt crawford
California's property tax billing is based on the fiscal year, and the valuation is based on the calendar year, which makes for all sorts of fun stuff and is part of the underlying reason for why they bill the way they do. But since property tax is such a huge hit, it's a value to homeowners to not have to pay that chunk all at once (which is why I actually have mine rolled into my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh: Absolutely right and a more detailed answer. We pay in one installment because that makes the deduction larger (admittedly it's a wash after one year); it all depends on your cash flow situation. I was wrong about "January"--you're right, it's effectively April. - walt crawford
I have State Farm auto insurance. It's billed annually but gives me an option to pay half with the other half (plus a couple dollars) 90 days later. House tax is also that way - all at once or July/December. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Oh, wow, annual billing would be way worse! I never have a lump sum of that size on hand. - Jandy
mine is billed monthly..... - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
I honestly don't understand how people do most things that aren't billed on a monthly basis. Electric, gas (propane, natural gas, etc.), insurance, etc. I'm on the monthly plan for all of those things, because, otherwise, I'd be screwed if I got a $800 propane bill after they filled up my tank or something like that. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Johnny
Despite me loving the cast, I'm cautious cause a good cast, whatever gender, isn't enough to save shitty franchise scripts. #Ghostbusters
Same. I worry a lot more about the writing than the cast, which is full of great comedy talent (much like the last one.) - Jennifer Dittrich
No trust in Dippold? - Andrew C (✔)
No. There isn't a story that is desperate to be told. It's a reboot or rehash driven by studios. Unless you are a big time writer or director with freedom, you're a studio monkey with a typewriter - Johnny from iPhone
I can think of some premises that would be really interesting. I hope the story is worthy of the talent. - Heather
I'm not all that enthused about the cast, myself. I love the idea of the Ghostbusters being women, but I find one or more of the chosen cast members to be extremely annoying. Granted, I might have felt the same way about Bill Murray before he was in the original if I hadn't been so young when it came out. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Of course, part of the strength of the original was in the rest of the cast - without Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and William Atherton, it wouldn't have been nearly as good. Part of Ramis' genius was in letting people who /weren't/ the actual Ghostbusters carry large parts of the story. - Jennifer Dittrich
holly #ravingfangirl
What do you do when you have leftover pulled pork? http://t.co/TnFo1sqxWo
What do you do when you have leftover pulled pork? http://t.co/TnFo1sqxWo
BBQ ribs sauce, pulled pork and fresh cut mozzarella pizzas. - Johnny from iPhone
All of these things. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"i am going to eat healthy this week," she said... - holly #ravingfangirl
Johnny
The problem with being super organised and having every piece of paper (and answer) in a hospital ER is the side eyes you get like you're up to something.
(Rach's bulged disc has flared. I brought all the scans, the imaging and her medications list). - Johnny from iPhone
Given the crowd I've usually seen in an ER waiting room, you wonder if it must just be really jarring. People are often so ill-prepared, because it's an emergency. I hope they're able to get everything sorted out and her feeling much better - the one time I've had a bulging disc was extraordinarily unpleasant, and it was only a minor instance. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks. They just gave her some morphine and we're waiting to hear back from the doc - Johnny from iPhone
I had 2 kidney stones 2 weeks apart, with an ER visit for each. For the second one, I had already taken the pain-killer and brought all the paperwork from the previous visit in case I could keep my stomach settled again. The ER staff were most impressed that I had driven myself and wasn't freaking out. PLANNING AHEAD IS AWESOME. - Neal Krummell
My mom has a lot of health problems takes about 20 different medications. We are always updating her med list and besides herself, I carry one and so does my dad. Anytime we have to take her to the ER, I automatically hand them the list and it is always the same reaction, "Oh my goodness. This is so great! I wish more people would do this!! THANK YOU!!!" - Jenny
When my mom had to take one med four times a day with meals, and another three times a day without meals, and another etc, etc., every permutation, I made a spreadsheet with meds on one side and times on the other so I could keep track of when she had to have a med or a meal, and what she'd already had. The visiting hospice nurse was impressed and asked for a copy to use with other patients. (I wish I could be that organized with my own paperwork.) - bentley
Lists of medications is secret sauce of seamless medical encounters. They also treat me 1000% better when I come in on a gurney from ambulance - WarLord
Melly
Good chance she's never touched my bum though. - Johnny from iPhone
Good point. - Melly
Johnny
Smmmmmmmmmmokin' @ The Worthington Batcave http://instagram.com/p...
Smmmmmmmmmmokin' @ The Worthington Batcave http://instagram.com/p/yNvs0IDZ6M/
Oven stalled right as the pork got to 160 F. Hopefully saved it so it doesn't dry out on the run to 205 F - Johnny from iPhone
t-ra needs this place
tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra needs this place
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra needs this place
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster.
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra needs this place
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra needs this place
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
Mike Nencetti
Thanks Johnny!
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So meta. - That's So CAJ!
:) - Johnny
Victor Ganata
Man, the anti-vaxxers who blame the undocumented for this measles outbreak can go fuck themselves.
So... people who want to see lower immunization rates are complaining about "people" who come from countries with "low immunization rates". Ok then. - Johnny
Nope, sorry, you don't get to blame other people's children when you commit an act of gross child neglect. That would be the same as saying it was the fault of some unknown kid on the other side of town, if you deliberately "forget" to feed your kid for 6 weeks. - April Russo (FForever!)
Johnny
So many people over-inflating the Socceroos again. Except for 2 flashes of individual brilliance, we earned our 100th ranking spot.
At least the Socceroos aren't being deflated... - John (bird whisperer)
I've started working on a script that changes "Seattle Seahawks" to "Justin Bieber" and "New England Patriots" to "One Direction". The substitution actually works flawlessly and it should make posts from their respective fans bearable over the next few weeks. - Johnny
Johnny
Sick burn, bro. Sick. Burn.
I mean, c'mon, even if the parties were reversed, you have to give props to that. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
Scaled-down rulers for dick pic purposes. C'mon, someone get this on Shark Tank.
Given that a lot of people seem to object to dick pics as a general principle, I'm not sure adding a measuring device would help matters. - John (bird whisperer)
I feel like there's a "selfie stick" joke in there somewhere. - Jennifer Dittrich
No, see the hook is you make the measurements just the little bit smaller so the dick measures a little bit longer - Johnny from iPhone
Yeah, I see now how the wording was unclear, but what Johnny said is what I meant. - Andrew C (✔)
rønin
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship
"Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice. She sold her five-bedroom Fort Lauderdale-area home on 10 acres and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident after her husband died. Mama Lee, as she's known aboard the 11-year-old Crystal Serenity, has been living on the 1,070-passenger vessel longer than most of its 655 crewmembers — nearly seven years." - rønin from Bookmarklet
I'm still failing to see how spending $14K/mo to live on a boat makes any sense. - Anika
Buffet is always open. - Eric - Final Countdown
If you've got the money (and that's the big caveat here), why sit in a house somewhere waiting out the rest of your years when you could travel, constantly meet new people and enjoy the luxuries of being cared for buy all the staff. - Johnny from iPhone
Wonder what kind of discount she gets (if any). - rønin
There's always a discount on cruises. - Eric - Final Countdown
If that's all-inclusive then it's not too terrible of a deal. - That's So CAJ!
rønin
X-Ray Camera Reveals How Hamsters Fit So Much in Their Cheeks | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
X-Ray Camera Reveals How Hamsters Fit So Much in Their Cheeks | Mental Floss
Glutton. "The hamster, it turns out, is the rodent version of the Weasleys’ bewitched tent in Harry Potter or Dr. Who's TARDIS: It’s bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside. As the X-rays in this video show, hamsters’ cheek pockets extend all the way to their hips!" - rønin from Bookmarklet
SCIENCE - Stephen Mack
You know what? I don't wanna click cause I don't wanna know. Some things should remain a mystery :) - Johnny from iPhone
Melly
Happy birthday bestie! http://instagram.com/p...
Happy birthday bestie! http://instagram.com/p/yDgTArmyz_/
Happy birthday, J-Wo! - LB needs a break. from Android
All the hearts and all the feels. I love you too - Johnny
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
happy happy birthday sir johnny! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday, Johnny! - Corinne L
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHNNY! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Happy birthday, J! :D - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Happy birthday Johnny :) - Pete's Got To Go
Happy birthday :) - Eivind
Johnny
Achievement Unlocked: Had a telemarketer hang up on me because I wouldn't let them go.
He was still able to waste your time, so it's more a tie. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You and my husband should compare notes. - Marie
I was rendering out a 140mb photoshop file. I sat on the phone messing with him rather than going and finding other work to do. I still win. - Johnny
Johnny: So, what are you wearing? - Mo Kargas
He was probably wearing khakis. *rolls eyes* - Marie
All hail - lris from Android
You win at life. - MoTO Boychick Devil
VALZONE#SCREWED
since it is already Tuesday down under Happy Birthday Johnny ♥♥
Happy Birthday to Johnny! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
<3 - Johnny
Mark H
Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA” - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
"A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Polls repeatedly show that much of the public is often ignorant of both basic scientific facts, and basic facts about government and public policy. Just before the 2014 elections, which determined control of Congress, only 38 percent realized that the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives before the election, and the same number knew that the Democrats control the Senate.... more... - Mark H
I literally smacked my forehead. Dumb people, stop clouding legitimate issues! - Heather
A weird (almost trap) question to ask, yes? - Johnny from iPhone
Murica. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Johnny
Friendfeed, I need your help. Best rub for pork butt: GO!
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A little sweet... a little heat. - Julian
Is there a go-to rub that is a staple or is every pit different. - Johnny
Recipes are often pretty jealously guarded :) - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
And highly debated! - Julian
Ah. That's why I can't buy rub from America or the ones already here cost 5 times as much. - Johnny
From what I've gathered, most of them are based on pepper, paprika, garlic powder, salt and sugar. - Johnny
So... wait... ok... not only do I need a rub, I need a brine for injection AND a cider/vinegar spray to mop with. BBQ IS SERIOUS LIKE WOAH - Johnny
Apple juice is a good ingredient for a pork injection. Maybe a little peach nectar, too. - Julian
*takes notes* Peach nectar. - Johnny
I guess I should also come up with a name like Big Johnny or Texas Smoke Pit House Dry Rub Butt... Maybe "Bearded Wombat BBQ Rub" - Johnny
Pork butts aren't rubbed in Texas. They're slow-smoked. - Jason Huebel
I should mention, as much as I like a lot of the various traditional Southern versions, this is my favorite pork butt recipe: http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes..., which involves an overnight cure, and then slow roast. It's great with the condiments they mention, but also just by itself. Any time I've made it, there haven't been any leftovers. - Jennifer Dittrich
rub your beard on it - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Heather
I'm a terrible fan, my Pats sweatshirt is in the wash.
Your sweatshirt is more than a year old, worn in everyday life so it's needs washing and has been worn when they don't win. You're good. - Johnny
Don't tell my dad. lol - Heather
Johnny
You know the whole "robots will take low wage service jobs" thing? We had ordering terminals in Subway and KFC. Taken out in 6 months.
Waiting through the" Lunch Rush" for help desk to respond to a trouble call probably takes luster off robot love - WarLord
Plus, while I may order my sub correctly, I don't get to oversee the making. In a rush, cucumber gets put on. I take the sub back because cucumber (and the juices) make me gag. If I order as I go, I shut that shit down as they reach for it. - Johnny from iPhone
uhm... bots can do without cucumbers either - it is Sub and KFC which don't care to keep your "history and preferences", IMO - A. T.
Subway and KFC have bots that make your food as well? - Johnny from iPhone
Even if they did, they'd still have to rely on humans to put the bins in the right places. Bots probably wouldn't recognize if a human put a bin of cucumbers where the bin of pickles is supposed to be, but a human would. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
All of that said, a lot of places around here have taken out their self-checkout stands because they were too much of a hassle. We do still have places that have the touch screen ordering kiosks for food and stuff. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
The idea that within 10 years every Subway or McDonalds will suddenly get fully automated is a pipe dream. Funny thing is, when Subway got the terminals, they didn't drop staff cause they still needed people to make them... the people who normally took the orders. This morning we got Maccas. If you put an ordering terminal in, they still need someone to pack and hand me my bag... they usually serve anyway. - Johnny from iPhone
They bring the food to your table in Oz?? - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
No. The food gets made out the back then gets bagged by the servers at the front then handed to me over the counter. - Johnny from iPhone
Huh. Never thought of that as serving, but okay. - Big Joe Silenced from iPod
Probably just local term but "people who take your order then pack your order and hand it to you" is abbreviated to "serve" :) - Johnny from iPhone
I can't imagine the days of the Automat returning. If everyone thought they were such a great thing, they would still be popular and would not have been killed off by the emergence of fast food chains. - April Russo (FForever!)
Joe - there are fast food joints here in the states where they bring the food to your tables. Hardee's (Carl's Jr.) is one that comes to mind immediately, but I know there are others. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Culver's in the Midwest, Burgers etc - order at counter and have it delivered to your table - WarLord
We have Grill'd here. Same thing. - Johnny
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I have consistently said Google Glass (in the current form) was a hard sell. Pure tech isn't enough. Things need a soul. Plus, privacy.
Plus, a non-ridiculous price. - Andrew C (✔)
Plus of course not making you look like an utter dork #inthshower - WarLord
The price is really the clincher. Most people won't put down US$1,500 for what is basically a peripheral for your phone. It needs to come down to the US$250 range and then it might have a chance. - Jason Huebel
But Google always said they kept the price artificially high on purpose. It was never meant to go mainstream in its current form. - Jason Huebel
Jason, I agree with you but it was certainly evangelised as such. Glass was a beta that got out of Google's hands and they didn;t do that much to try and pull it back in. Google may have dropped the ball but the Glassholes are the ones who stomped it into a million pieces. - Johnny
The interesting question to me: Besides search has Google had a real home run? - WarLord
gmail? Android? I guess Android is like a triple: massive market share but weak monetization. - Andrew C (✔)
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