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DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you drive with your hands at the 10 and 2 positions?
I usually don't except when I'm driving over some really rough road at speed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Sometimes. Lindsay says I look like I'm a zombie when I do that though... or Frankenstein. - iTad
Yes, split evenly with 4 and 7. or Noon and chillin'. - Anika
I do and get made fun of, too. - Trish R
10 and 2 makes my arms tired if done for any sustained amount of time. I'm a lazy driver. I usually keep my arms in my lap and steer from the bottom of the wheel. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Most of the time I drive with one hand. - Rodfather
I find myself driving with one hand on the wheel and one of the stick shifter a lot. I even do it when I drive my wife's automatic. Just habit I guess. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
No...3 and 9, just like Emerson Fitipaldi...Almost no professional drivers use 10 and 2 so why is it recommended for regular drivers? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
I've heard 3 and 9 is better for today's vehicles because they handle so differently from cars when 10 and 2 was first used. - Kenton
The last time I drove, it was probably 5 and 7. - Andrew C (✔)
I got the 10 in there, even though that hand is probably supposed to be on 2. - Rahsheen
Yeah, I would say 9 and 3 for me also, most of the time. My hands just naturally fall there. But I do use both hands most of the time, unless I'm stuck in traffic. Actually, more like 9:30 and 2:30. - Laura Norvig
Nope. When driving with two hands (taking a corner fast or overtaking someone at speed, or some other action or situation that looks like I need more control), I usually drive at 9 and 3 (I heard somewhere that that's actually more effective positioning -- EDIT: oh, this was mentioned above). However, usually, I'm driving with just my left hand at 9, because my left arm can rest on the door of my car. - Chieze Okoye
one hand when i drive I think when i took the driving test i did not even used 10 & 2 hand rule. At one point in the test i drove one handed. - Patrick aka Damexican from YouFeed
Was your driving instructor asleep or something? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I drive with one hand at 12:00 if I'm texting. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Haha. I have one pinky at 8 o'clock if I'm smoking, eating, and texting at the same time. Seriously though, if I really want to focus on driving well, my hands are usually somewhere between 10 & 2 and 9 & 3. - Rodfather
depends what i'm eating at the time. and never when i'm texting or typing on my laptop. and also never when doing origami. - Morgan
i almost never drive with my hands at 10 and 2 but its because i drive a manual transmission car. - Cardeen Risen
Sometimes, but they creep down to 5 and 7 eventually over a long drive. - Alix May
not all the time - VALZONE#SCREWED
mostly one hand, or noon & chillin (love that one Anika!), but also around 1:30 & 9:30 ;) - Starmama
I'm working on the 4 & 8 positions, thumbs resting on the wheel. I'd just read a piece from AAA about this last week, and I find that it is MUCH less fatiguing on my neck, shoulders, and upper back. So I'm trying to make this a habit. It really does give MUCH more control around curves and turns - I was amazed by this. - Ordinarybug Heather
Left hand at 9, right hand on mp3 player. - Steven Perez
I think I drive all the above mentioned positions plus few more. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
I drive with my left hand on my knee, thumb out to add a little friction on the wheel, all of the steering control is done with my right hand around 3-5. Also what Glen said, they recommended 8 and 4 to me. My advise keep your hands towards the bottom of the wheel and position your seat as far back as possible, that still allows you to operate the vehicle unhindered, because airbags... more... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
nope - Marissa
One knee at the 8 o'clock position... - Morton Fox
3 and 9. The right way. - Mark Davidson
6 or 12 if I'm feeling gangsta - Shey
I don't think I've ever seen anyone drive like that. - Kol Tregaskes
*Bump* - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kol Tregaskes
What is your LinkedIn URL? Mine is
If you're looking or not what type of work are you after too? I'm after any reporting/data-related work, like data/reporting analyst, or can do QA, basic accounting, basic network admin, technical support and some photography. :-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Mine is and I'm looking for Python web application development and design work. - Michael R. Bernstein
Thanks, Michael. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm not looking, but mine is - Kenton
mine's /glemak ;) - mike "glemak" dunn
Thanks guys. - Kol Tregaskes
mine is , we are already connected ;-) - Gerald Hildebrandt
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
see? I didn't know your name was Kolin ;) - Valeria Maltoni
Valeria, hehe. It's my full name but never really use it and shorten it to Kol. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I like it, and I love your community initiatives here, well done! I think I should feature you in a post.... hmmm getting ideas on questions as I write ;) - Valeria Maltoni
Thanks all. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Rebecca, eh? - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Too disabled to hold a regular job now so I'm mostly looking to connect with voiceover connections, musicians to work with, and video people to make music videos. - Spidra Webster
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I have a Page too but don't use it yet: I only have 20 fans. ;-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes ...but watch out for the tumbleweeds rolling across my profile. - Trent Olson *sobbing quietly over here in my corner* - Ordinarybug Heather
I will have a little cry later................ - Kevin J Hatton
i have one but have used it less and less as FB has sucked more and more. i now log in a few times a month at most. - Big Joe Silenced
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Now I'm glad I got my vanity URL for FB. However I'm not about to go crazy friending y'all just yet as I hate the interface. - Kenton Haha. I was just going to ask when you were going to start this. - Mark Krynsky
iphigenie, just like my ff id :D - Iphigenie
I didnt really want to add everyone i know on friendfeed to my facebook, i like to keep them seperate as much as i can. but you know what, fuck it add a note saying you;re from friendfeed if you add me, then i can group everyone up :) - Simon Wicks .. edit: ditto what Simon said above - add a friendfeed or FF note in the message if you do add me - Wang Yip [EDIT: I only intend to had people to FB that I have subscribed to and/or interacted with here on FF.] - Kristin of Two Everything
Simon, I thought that a while ago, then just added everyone too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you Kol :) - Simon Wicks
OK, you've all convinced me and as Simon requested, please note FF in the request. - Kenton
Thanks, Simon. I've not started going through these yet. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm only going to add the people i actually talk to on here. I have a lot less people on my follow list than you, so its a bit easier for me :) - Simon Wicks
Remember, guys. According to FB, you're only allowed 5000 friends. Spend them wisely. - James Myatt
Hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes - Wes Hoogenboom from iPhone
If anyone of you are Gtalk'ers, check out the list here: - Kol Tregaskes
/glemak on most services - mike "glemak" dunn
As if we weren't before? Were they really that many people here who didn't also have a FB account, even if they didn't list it in their profile? I've been with FB since 2004 - LANjackal
here. i am your fan now :D - Iphigenie
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Helen, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, with this news it is pushing me to start using my real name for web services and to kill (or at least slowly stop using) the tomit persona that I have used for many years. Find me here... - Ronald S - but no hearts or flowers please..:-) - Julia Ault - someone else done stoled my name before I could. Jeepers! - Tsali - A dude man - may as well change my "have met" Facebook policy! - Andrew Roche
I could never agree to their TOS. The fun of working for paranoid folks. - Neal Krummell
I was already a facebook user... - Cass
ugh.. I hate doing this... - Tim Hoeck
Well - Kol, your Posterous sharing post earlier today was more fun. - Eric Johnson
Ummmm the Facebook UI obviously won't be static, dude. They'll be making changes as the assimilation proceeds - LANjackal from IM
People who complain about FF+FB are like people who complain every time the FB home page changes. Even if it's better, they complain... - Gus
never spend any time there... not worth time... - Valeria Maltoni
I hate Facebook... - Oscar Mota
My company has one if you want to be a fan of a small web design and marketing firm :) - Justin Rains
FB gets no link love from me - FFing Enigma - not like I use it much anyway... - Grant Bierman
I'm on Facebook, but I don't have a name in my profile URL (yet; I'm still new...). But if you want it, it's -- if you friend me, tell me you're from FF. - Dennis Jernberg
I don't freaking have one because I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. :P Now I find out that through no fault of my own I'm technically a Facebook user? GAH. - Cheryl Jones
if u want facebook ███ - Sefa Karapinar
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes I wasn't going to do this, but I'm going to indulge and see if I can make FB work like Scoble thinks it can. - James Myatt
LOL I knew you would do this :) - Parvez Halim
Update: My profile may not have a name-type URL yet, but here's the short way to get there: - Dennis Jernberg
"Like" only because I'll have to find you guys somewhere :( - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) i knew this was coming, this is why i got my url with my FF nickname.:-) - Özhan Yiğitler i hope they write a proper friendfeed friend importer - Chris Hofmann +1 Chris, I'd hate to lose all the friends i've made here :(((( - Iain Baker I hope they (FB) don't screw it up too much... - Barry Owens Is there a simple way to add say the entire list above? - Gilbert Harding - most updates autoimported from Flickr though - Michael Bravo
Thank you everyone. I've added you all but feel free to say no, I know some people keep FB for personal friends only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes - LANjackal from IM
lol I think this is wrong haha don't mind me I'm being silly - Franc, a rememberer - I would really like to have FriendFeed friends there so Facebook could possibly be more bearable. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Jannifer, that link takes me to the home page. - Kol Tregaskes
It does? try looking for Jannifer Stoddard - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Yeah, I've had a few of those from the list above, not sure what's going on there. OK, will do. :-) - Kol Tregaskes And I love new peeps! ^_^ - Carlton Hackett
I do not use it much LOL I just post to it from other sites so to fill up my friends stream, I do get messages and some status in text. Anyone who really wants to add me, use the facebook link on my profile. :o) - David Gross you won't see much since I got the privacy settings on max in Facebook. Just another reason why I think Facebook is completely different from friendfeed. I hope they keep friendfeed running because I use both services in diametrically diverse ways. - David Rodriguez
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes I just posted asking for the same thing =) You rawk Kol - Brodie Beta Will be weird to integrate you folks with Grandma. - timedalkat
Cool, Brodie. :-) Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, FB is for real life friends :-). Not for random web strangers :-P? - Richard A.
Mine is and I am from Argentina (BA) - Daniel Alejandro Severo but I don't use it very much - Alfonso Pace from iPhone (I can remember if I commented on this already. I don't see "You" on the list, but I'm tired. So, hopefully, I didn't. If I did, oh well. - Kimber Scott
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
. . . amy_beer. I think. I've never used it. No, I'm pretty sure. - Amy℠
Amy, it's not that. - Kol Tregaskes
I spend an inordinate amount of time there... - - Bette Cooper I hv a FF list in FB, pls. mention FF to populate it. - Wins Fern
mine is david.grosz - David Gross from email
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
How do you get Mine is a somewhat longer Url... - TrafficBug
TrafficBug: You can get your custom Facebook URL here: - guruvan (Rob Nelson) - looks like you can change it only once. Confucious say: "Choose your name well...." :I - Rob Schieber
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
I do like your photography page. I am a fan now. - Faraz Mullick
Isn't there a FB friend limit? - Araceli
There is, Araceli, although it was several thousand people, if I remember correctly. - Tyson Key
5,000. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm just loving the new Facebook beta. :D - Faraz Mullick
i sent a request (please please please by my friend), ;) - chaz2b
I always thought that FriendFeed was the new Facebook. ;) - Tyson Key
Facebook is the new FriendFeed. ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Thanks Rob, I had forgotten my username for I always used my email address to login - I found there is a settings > username > change thing that lets you change your username once and then you get a url! - TrafficBug
I am thinking about just using my Public Page more. Keep my regular profile for family and coworker data. Follow me here if you want more of the type of posts I do here of Friendfeed. - Ronald S
nooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Tsali - A dude man from IM
I raise your bump with a "Hide" - LANjackal - I use it to aggregate and share links on Internet music, open content and social media. - David Holmes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
Feel free to add me. Don't forget about the Flickr Photography group here: And there is also a FriendFeed Flickr group here: #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
سلتون تو دوباره پریدی وسط بحث یه عده بزرگتر؟ :))))) - I /-\li please require to be added to see my photos :D - Hoka Hey
I'm subbing everyone as I go. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I can't believe who I've missed here, thanks for the links! :-) - Kol Tregaskes Not much activity lately, thou. - Marcos
Andy, 2? That's just greedy, hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, once again, thanks for helping us all connect. There are some great photographers on FF. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Now that I'm going through and adding all of these people I'm discovering that Flickr needs a grouping functionality for contacts. - Kenton
I don't need to mention it here. You can just mouse over me to find out. The power of FriendFeed. - Nick B.
Wow, Nick. Way to play along. - Rochelle
I looked at at least two pages of every user who posted. I just started learning, so I bookmarked about 20 pages that I'll be coming back to. This was nice, thanks! - Ryan Massie
Feel free to add me: - Milton Ramirez - Milton Ramirez
A great thread. I do believe that I have subscribed to ya'll. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker awesome thread! will have to check everyone out [I work there] - Criz (NSFW if you have safesearch turned off) - Michael Hocter . The quality of my stream varies depending on inspiration, if you're browsing I suggest my 25 most interesting images: and my personal favorites: - Niklas Morberg
Http:// - Chad McCoskey from iPhone
Thanks for all the links! I'll be going through them all today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks guys! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
wow, thats a lot of flickrs LOL well, thanks to you I went to flickr and set up my url.. I was amazed this was available - David Gross
Thank you all! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Couldn't find the page, Soner. - Kol Tregaskes
Cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks. - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you everyone! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Great shots, G. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
/micahwittman - Micah
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
http:///www... - I haven't updated it, photo-wise for a long time, since I was getting dangerously close to exceeding the 200 item limit. - Tyson Key
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
This is me: - Parth Awasthi
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
What is your Twitter URL? What do you tweet about? Mine is and I tweet about all sorts :-) #twitter
Feel free to follow me. This thread could get messy. :-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Sorry I had to delete the first post of this, so apologises for the few that posted their URLs on that one. - Kol Tregaskes
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Nicholas. - Kol Tregaskes
Well I'll still be on Twitter once FF is integrated into FB. Join me on Twitter? :-) - Kol Tregaskes my posts start here for what i post on twitter - chaz2b
you rock, Kol! Good community building here. - Valeria Maltoni - politics and random stuff (a lot of it from here funnily enough). - Andrew Roche - photography and social media - Jim Goldstein - you might see a lot of links there, but I suppose that'll change soon... - Ryan - @magicofpi - web design, iphone app development, hawaii events - John Wang - I post links from a useful Twitter tool I made... and sometimes mundane stuff... - Gus - social media, blogging, design, inspiration. - Oguz Serdar - I enjoy getting new followers - Seckoa from iPod
Thanks guys. - Kol Tregaskes - Mostly I tweet about tech stuff and news local to the Northern Virgina area. I also touch on video games and get some blipping in. - Aram Zucker-Scharff - Design, development, WordPress and all things in between. - Gabe Diaz I tweet about ninjas lol. - Jason
I basically tweet politics at; i follow discussions on books, gardening and general stuff on; grantwriting and freelancing on and for anything related to Dallas and surrounding cities it is - R. Ferguson - I say weird shit, bitch at random times, and will say more weird shit. Occasionally I'll post fun things too, with a smidgeon of inane. :P - Jonathan Hardesty
Pretty clever way to work in a plug for your timeline.. I like your style, Kol ;) - Brad McCrorey
Http:// cleantech, the economy, leftwing politics - Bob Morris (polizeros) from iPhone
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes (isn't it obvious?) - Nir Ben Yona (don't forget the underscore) What do I tweet about? Tech, fiction, art, music, politics, comics, and of course my fiction. Occasionally some Seattle or Bremerton related stuff. I also have TwitterFeed tweet my blogs, and I always tweet from Flickr. - Dennis Jernberg Twitting about Communications, Marketing and something about myself :) - Marco Dal Pozzo [mdp] I tweet about black people and I use a lot of foul language. then I repent. follow mi! :) - Tofu De la Moore from BuddyFeed I tweet a lot in Dutch, about design, photoshop, 3d and everyday life. - Ruud van Wijngaarden - I actually respond to people to want to chat with me ;-) - Jannifer @wordsforliving i tweet about media and journalism, and sometimes silly stuff. also in portuguese. - Alexandre Gamela from twhirl
i post about film and television editing/post production, I'm a bit of a gadget nerd, and i like anything funny on the web. i love followers... - Todd Zelin
I'm sure you're all interesting but following 6,000 is my limit. ; ) - Liz - I tweet about many things -usually tech-oriented, reply to everyone who @'s me, and have lately been posting a lot about #FreeMediaVE, bringing attention to the struggle against communism in Venezuela. Feel free to follow me. @ me for a quick follow back. No spammers please. - Carlos Granier-Phelps
Thank you all. I hope at least some follow me back else I'll hit my follower limit soon. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes My music career, interaction with ppl, The Guild, Wiggly Wigglers. - Spidra Webster - I mostly post up funny/odd web gems and nerdy tech news. Occasionally, I tweet what I eat. - Cass i tweet about all, but i don't retweet my FF message. From twitter to FF only. if you follow me in FF, you can read my tweet. - Felter Roberto from twhirl - web strategy & internet marketing + random stuff - andy brudtkuhl - Kim - elearning, web 2.0 - Andreas S. Tech, Gaming, and everything in between - Spencer (bilingual, in Italian and English) - Paola Bonomo, trilingual, in Turkish, in English, in French, all sort... - Ozgur Uckan
Thanks again. :-) - Kol Tregaskes and I tweet mostly about graphic and web design. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood from iPhone #hack,#hackday, and tech/geek in general. - Siddharth Mitra from twhirl - I'll tweet about anything stimulating, contentious or jackassy. - phil baumann
You know, you could have just started feeding in your tweets here and achieved the same, right? Or would that have been too subtle? - Mr. Gunn Don't mean to offend but it's usually not religious. Porn, drinking,dancing, music,makeup....I still do healing work. I just don't talk about it much anymore. - Gabrielle
@fossilhuntress or fossilmaitress (I kept getting my email cracked and getting locked out hence the duplicate); all content, linked to digg, delicious... mostly science, paleo and random banter... - Fossil Huntress - I tweet about WDW, Java, Groovy, Scala, iPhone, politics, etc. I'm loads of fun. :-) - Joey Gibson - I tweet about technology, gadgets, stuff that matters - Burak "cyrus" Bayburtlu
Fossil, it's @fossilhuntress The other one doesn't exist. - Kol Tregaskes
It's @bookhling for me. I usually tweet about DIYBio, computers, books, and what I ate for dinner. :) - Sung W. Lim
Thanks guys. - Kol Tregaskes I tweet about dumb stuff - Franc, a rememberer
Thanks everyone. - Kol Tregaskes
I have ceased being a twitter user since they are such twats (management) - Richard A. - I write about technology, journalism, and Star Wars. But mostly Star Wars. :) - Eric Geller
I twit at on webapps technology cool things - Alfonso Pace from iPhone
Maybe this is a good time to 'reactivate' this thread. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Don't forget the other lists can be found at the hashtag: #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes - mostly stuff from FF (tech, startups, web apps, sometimes things about math, medicine, fitness) - I've followed a few here on tech stuff (Edit: Thanks Kol for the thread) - Wang Yip - I post sci-fi news (tv, movies, books or comics I'm probably a fan of it), some tech stuff and the occasional round of venting. - Eoghann Irving
I have Twitter lists now, and I've started one up for FriendFeeders:; if you want me to add you to it, @-mention me at - Dennis Jernberg
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Just followed you. Btw, mine's - - JP Habaradas - Focusing on Internet music, Open Content, and the Social Web. I use lists to group/filter the people I follow. - David Holmes
I can follow people again, cleared out a lot of users, anyone want a follow? :-) - Kol Tregaskes - I tweet about tech and webdesign and also daily events :) - I /-\li - mostly search, social, marketing and ux with miscellaneous rants and observations - AJ Kohn - a mix of quotes, jokes and wordplay, especially metaphors and similes. - Dave Richardson
Bumping this as I've just done the same on Google+ here: - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
http:/ - Tracy Benham
Always wave back, Joe, and you'll never be Tattoo free.
You can count on that. - Micah
Fantasy Island, yes? I haven't seen that in years. - Halil
De plane! De plane! - Kenton
[cue theme music] - Micah
No caption needed... - Mark Krynsky
Hah. Nice pull, Mark. :) #throwback - Micah
Kevin Fox
Blockbuster missed their quarterly report deadline, will file in morning. Things aren't looking good. Also, Netflix's market cap is 200x Blockbuster's.
In fact, Netflix's market cap rose by 26 Blockbusters today. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Remember when Blockbuster was going to kill them? (or B&N was going to kill Amazon) - Paul Buchheit
@Paul. Yes and (yes). - Jim #teamFFrank
Wasn't there a time when FriendFeed was touted as a Twitter killer? - Brian Sullivan
#ZING (ouch) - Chris Heath
those claims were made by people not associated with/employed by FF, though. Like Robert Scoble. - Jim #teamFFrank
oops, delete delete delete, you're in for it now Brian - JSLeFanu
I suppose it's still worth noting that Blockbuster's (rapidly declining) revenue is 1.9 times that of Netflix for Q1 2010. - Simon
Hey Brian, the jury's still out on that one! (And Krush Groove is going to overtake E.T. one of these days) - Kevin Fox
I really like Kevin's optimism. I share it. Why not! - Christopher Galtenberg
People also said that Amazon would kill B&N and Netflix would kill Blockbuster. I think they all have their place, the market is just changing. The biggest mistakes Blockbuster has made are trying to fight Netflix at its own game. There are still waaaayyy more people out there who rent a video from a store than from Netflix. - Kenton
blockbuster's mistake was letting netflix even come to market... they should have that cornered but got leapfrogged by a startup... - Chris Heath
Blockbuster is still around? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
i assumed something like that probably took place - that just makes it worse for blockbuster (in my eyes) - Chris Heath
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I can't find my FF's "welcome" email in GMail but one of the earliest emails I did find is a notification to click a link to activate IM notifications from FF on 11/10/08. I think I joined months before that though because that feature wasn't around when I joined. I also mentioned in another email to a friend that I was on FriendFeed on 7/10/08.
I'm bummed that I can't find my actual join date though. :'( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I joined in 2008 sometime, but I'm not sure when. Can't find my joining email and searching for old stuff in gmail is surprisingly hard. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I just searched "confirmation" in GMail and it is a veritable wasteland of failed Social Networking sites. - Kenton
I just searched anything with "FriendFeed" in it and got back over 3,000 results! \o/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Did you try ""? That worked for me, but I had to click the next page button about a hundred times. For some reason they don't let you reverse the date order of a search :/ - Ross Miller
thanks @ross miller. Worked but apparently I didn't keep the email. - Kenton
I paged all the way to the end and I couldn't find the welcome email. :( I must have deleted it way back when OR I used a different email. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Hello Friendfeed, I kinda forgot you were here.
we are still here - Mike Nencetti
It's kind of like a favorite bar. - Kenton
Victor Ganata
A single sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means that a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1,587.5TB -
So I had to calculate this out: the HGP estimates that the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs (3Gbp) long (Their count includes 22 chromosomes+X+Y) which can be used as an estimate for how many base pairs are in a haploid gamete. Since each base pair can have 4 different values (A-T/T-A/G-C/C-G) a base pair basically encodes 2 bits of information. So 3 billion base pairs = 6 gigabits = 750 MB. On average, there are about 250 million sperm per ejaculation, so that comes (pardon the pun) to 1.875 petabytes of information. Of course, there's a lot of redundancy in that information, but 1.875 petabytes in about 2 teaspoons of volume is impressive in terms of information density. (Bear in mind, my mathematical skills are fairly weak, and I could've gotten this calculation very wrong.) - Victor Ganata
Oh. Victor. =) - Anika Can you tell I don't want to do my charts today? - Victor Ganata
Jeez, now that's all I'm going to be able to think about... - Jack&Cleo
LOL @Cristo - Mo Kargas
No wonder I feel tired all of the time. - Akiva
Well, an ATTEMPTED data transfer. Sometimes it's kinda like wadding up a bunch of 1TB USB keys and tossing them in the trash. :D - iTad
That's just about the coolest stat ever. - iTad
It's like spamming. You're sending out all that data and only 37.5 MB of it will be used. - Morton Fox
Another great post! :-) Informational, true, and funny. :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
I don't think it's possible for me to love this entire conversation more than I do RIGHT NOW. And I love all of you for making it happen. - Hookuh Tinypants
does a vasectomy result in a lower data density I wonder? - jeff hammond
@jeff: it shouldn't; the testicles will still produce the same volume of sperm as before. They just won't go anywhere. The body reabsorbs the sperm over time. So...kind of like performing a regularly-scheduled defrag? - Hookuh Tinypants
Precisely. - Hookuh Tinypants
I wonder how much data a virus contains? It'd be interesting to compare a virus attack to a pregnancy attempt just in terms of data transmission. I'd think virii carry much less data... - iTad from fftogo
Aaagh! It's viruses!!!!!!111!!!1111!!111 - Victor Ganata
Sorry, Tad. Major pet peeve of mine ;) - Victor Ganata
You OK, man? Srsly, here, sit down. Have a beverage. Relax a bit. Maybe read a few entries over at FML or AwkwardFamilyPhotos... - Hookuh Tinypants
Isn't the overwhelming fraction of the human genome "junk DNA"? - Andrew C (✔)
Agreed 137%. - Hookuh Tinypants
"Junk DNA" is kind of a misnomer, though. It's more accurate to say we don't really know what they do. Some sequences are pseudogenes, which are evolutionary relics. Other sequences are retrotransposons--molecular parasites that embed themselves into an organism's genome and copy themselves endlessly. But there are areas of non-coding DNA that are involved in the regulation of gene... more... - Victor Ganata
But to answer your question, Tad, apparently a cough can contain up to 200 million viral particles The size of the rhinovirus genome is about 7,000 nucleotides while the influenza genome is about 13,000 nucleotides long.... more... - Victor Ganata
And you might possibly cough both or more out at once. Plus bacteria, etc etc - iTad from fftogo
For the record: I just totally hit on my boyfriend using information gleaned from this thread. - Sparky, lurking
This? Is why I love Sparky. - Hookuh Tinypants
p.s. we have determined that we have sufficient enterprise storage capacity to continue with the release. - Sparky, lurking
I think Petabytes is a very appropriate term for this discussion. - Kenton
Now I'm wondering if it's possible to ejaculate as often as you cough when you're sick.... Still, you'd have to be sick with the flu and cough 3,000 times to match the throughput of a single ejaculation :D - Victor Ganata
Oh, jeez. How did I miss this one? I'm pretty sure I was on Friendfeed back then... Actually, I *know* I was on here back then. I started in early 2008. I might not have found Victor yet. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
John E. Bredehoft
There are some universal truths in our culture. Please list them in the comments below.
Joan Jett loves rock and roll. - John E. Bredehoft
Clifford is a big red dog. - John E. Bredehoft
"You" ain't nothing but a hound dog? - Mark Trapp
The rich get richer. - Fred Yankowski
This, too, shall pass. - DGentry
Leroy Brown is the baddest man in the whole damn town. - FFing Enigma
It's less dangerous with the lights out. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
(for Los Angeles area readers) You're killing me Larry! - John E. Bredehoft
Some people are asshats. If you let them get to you, they win. - DGentry
You don't step on Superman's cape. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
There is a light that never goes out. - Big Joe Silenced
Every rose has Its thorn - Dean "Karnatos" Michaud
The rhythm's gonna get you. - Eric - Final Countdown
Rick will never give you up. - Josh Haley
There's a little black spot on the sun today. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my... more... - Tyler (Chacha)
All TV and no beer make Homer go crazy. - Big Joe Silenced
My brain hurts! - John E. Bredehoft
I received three submissions via Twitter from @redstickrant (Clifford): ""Never get involved in a land war in Asia." "Why, yes, I do want fries with that..." "History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark." - John E. Bredehoft
No means no, and that means no. - Big Joe Silenced
No deposit no return. - John E. Bredehoft
Crazy Gideon is in fact CRAZY! And if you wantacomputer he hasacomputer. - Anika
"Crazy Eddie, his prices are IN-SA-A-A-A-A-ANE!" (I had to look that one up in Wikipedia - ) - John E. Bredehoft
If you need a car or truck, you must go see Cal. - Anika
LL Cool J needs love. - Anika
There ain't no place like a hole in the ground. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Cash rules everything around me. - Derrick
Tomorrow is not only another day, but it's also when the sun will come out. - Anika
It's always in the last place you look. - suzanne
Video killed the radio star - Steve C, Team Marina
No matter where you go, there you are. - Bill Bittner
It is easier said than done. - Anika
Soy milk does NOT make a good White Russian. - suzanne
Your luggage is almost heavier than you can carry, and most of it you don't need. - Micah
The lines at Ikea are always longer than they appear. - Anika
Anika, you mean you have to pay for that stuff? - Micah
Gmail will *always* be in Beta. - Anika
The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace. - Glenn Slaven
People crave sugar, salt and lard. - Robert Hafer
Universal truths are cultural assumptions :) - Barbara
Change! - John E. Bredehoft
Everything is in the details. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Most people dont want the truth - Tony C (Unrated)
You can pick your nose, and you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your friend's nose. - Kenton
There ain't no mountain high enough. - Anika
Soylent Green is People. - Colette
Cadbury bunny poops eggs. - Arlan K.
You can't always get what you want. - Brent - Yes I am
String cheese should not be eaten like a stick of cheese but in strings. - Mona Nomura
We might be vanilla but our labs are chocolate. - Morgan
People who are always looking for an easy way out are the easiest ones to scam - Rahsheen
Farts smell like shit - Rodfather
Farts have poo particles floating in them. GROSS - Mona Nomura
The only things open after midnight are Waffle Houses, clubs/bars, and legs - Rahsheen
Hey, he who smelt it dealt it - Rob H.
Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb. - Rob H.
Your actual talent in a specific area is not enough to make you a success in that area - Rahsheen
No one puts Baby in the corner. - Steve C, Team Marina
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man of good fortune must be in want of a wife. - Trish Haley
The truth hurts - Bwana ☠
The heart of rock and roll *is* still beating. - Anika
When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. - Big Joe Silenced
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - diego morelli
You can dance if you want to. - Anika
All rights reserved. - John E. Bredehoft
Your mileage may vary. - Big Joe Silenced
Nobody likes a whistler. - Liza + = ?
Offer void where prohibited. - Big Joe Silenced
Some assembly required. - John E. Bredehoft
UNIX is a trademark of Bell Laboratories. - John E. Bredehoft from fftogo
Ron White was correct. You can't cure stupid. - Joel Robert Perez
Everything counts in large amounts. - suzanne
The sun always shines on TV. - John E. Bredehoft
One thing leads to another (♫ ♪ ♫ ♪) - Nick Humphries
People always ask for absolute truths on social websites. - Tony C (Unrated) from email
You can't always get what you want. But sometimes, you just might get what you need. - Amy℠
You can only be young once, but you can be immature forever. - Amy℠
Dogs are better to hang out with than people, even when they poop on the floor. - Bette Cooper
The answer to the question of life is 42. - Colette
Even when summer is ending, Joan Jett STILL loves rock and roll. - John E. Bredehoft
Time heals all wounds - Carlton Prest
I am. You are. - jeff hammond
Choo choo Charlie was an engineer. - John E. Bredehoft
Love is a battlefield. - Josh Haley from iPhone
You blink and two years go by. Sneeze, and decades go poof. Then it's close your eyes for that final slumber. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
When you go to Disneyland, you're not the goofy one. - John E. Bredehoft
The apple does not fall far from the tree. - Liza + = ?
I was going to add "the sun always shines on TV," but I already did. Oh, what the heck, I'll do it again. - John E. Bredehoft
All through Amsterdam straight to Italy you can feel the beat of a European thing. Always Europop. - John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
Carol Bartz exclusive: Yahoo "f---ed me over" via @FortuneMagazine
Which hurt Carol's feelings more, being fired, or seeing the street pump up Yahoo stock over 6% because she's gone? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm sure it was because her f*#$ing severance was only 10 f@^&ing million dollars. - Kenton
I dream of getting a $10,000,000 severance package someday. - Brian Johns
I don't know if the street is a good indication of true value. Carol Bartz could have been replaced by Pauly Shore and the street would have gone up 6%. Is Yahoo 6% better because of its interim head? - John E. Bredehoft
Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL - -
Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL -
"Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson lay in a coffin, draped in an American flag, in front of a tearful audience mourning his death in Afghanistan. Soon an old friend appeared, and like a fellow soldier on a battlefield, his loyal dog refused to leave him behind." - Kenton from Bookmarklet
What's fueling Bible Belt divorces - -
What's fueling Bible Belt divorces -
"While the Bible Belt is known for its devotion to traditional values, Southerners don't do so well on one key family value: They are more likely to get divorced than people living in the Northeast." - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Ohio Hamburger Festival dishes up fried patties to brave attendees -
Ohio Hamburger Festival dishes up fried patties to brave attendees
""We'll serve it with a side of Lipitor," Cerza said with a laugh." - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Bachmann: If elected, gas prices would fall to less than $2 per gallon - The Hill's E2-Wire -
Bachmann: If elected, gas prices would fall to less than $2 per gallon - The Hill's E2-Wire
So, she's going to keep and/or increase government subsidies for oil and gas companies then? - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Louis Gray
FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook on August 10, 2009. So it's been just over 2 years.
I remember it like it was yesterday .... - Laura Norvig
Boy, did Facebook waste that acquisition. - Spidra Webster
Friendfeed rocks :] - Cev
Kevin pointed out a while back that the halfway point for FriendFeed's existence was back in January ( - Stephen Mack
Yup. Friendfeed has lived longer as a Facebook acquisition than it did on its own. - Kevin Fox
Yes, I recall Kevin's post. - Louis Gray
Ah, I see, sorry. You were making a different point. Happy second birthday, FFFB. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wow. It does not seem like it could have possibly been that long ago. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Long live The FriendFeed! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
mmmhhhhmmmm interesting: - sofarsoShawn
Spidra, I'm not sure they wasted it, think of what Facebook was like two years ago. - Kenton
I just find that the number of comments per a given post (with an exception of rare ones like this one) has drastically dropped though :( - Hasitha
Remember the day very well. Wow, 2 years though. Still here and kicking. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
2 time flies. Some of us are still here. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
i'll trade number of posts for QUALITY of posts ANY DAMNED DAY! (lookin' at you, G+!) - Big Joe Silenced
Chic USB drive leads double life as personal vibrator • The Register -
Chic USB drive leads double life as personal vibrator • The Register
"Chang says that prospective customers told her they wanted their vibrators to be quiet, so the Duet is. "For others," she says, "shower time is very important, because it's their only alone time, so we made sure that our product is waterproof – even submergeable down to 100 feet."" - Kenton from Bookmarklet
"I'll get you those" - Kenton
Victor Ganata
Why is it so difficult for doctors to stay on time? -
Part of it is the fact that our reimbursement system rewards volume, and doesn't really care that much about quality of care or patient satisfaction. But the other part is that you can never predict when what was supposed to be a 10 minute visit for a dry cough ends up being an hour visit about a possible new diagnosis of lung cancer. - Victor Ganata
I got the trick down. I try to schedule my visits as the first or second appointment. It works beautifully. - Arlan K.
The fact that fewer and fewer physicians who provide ambulatory care also see patients in the hospital makes that strategy more viable, but back in the day, the 1st AM appointment could be dicey if they're rounding on patients or coming from the OR. The 1st PM appointment is a good bet, too. - Victor Ganata
My doctor does rounds, but I still pick the first appointment of the day so that he isn't behind even more later in the day. I don't mind because I know what kind of care he provides in the hospital and would rather he took that time with hospital patients. - Kenton
I've tried that 1st appt in the morning trick. My doctor was still 20 minutes late. And she really can't be bothered to listen to me and diagnose beyond the BMI. - vicster.
I've had less trouble with this at my HMO, but part of that is an emphasis on getting people out of the waiting room and in to see the PA first. By the time the doctor gets to me, my concerns are neatly typed up in the record and it takes less time for them to start. - Jennifer Dittrich
Today marks the mythical day in the future that my Algebra teacher was right when he said, "You'll use this at work."
And? - Kenton
Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - Warren Buffet - -
"Since 1992, the I.R.S. has compiled data from the returns of the 400 Americans reporting the largest income. In 1992, the top 400 had aggregate taxable income of $16.9 billion and paid federal taxes of 29.2 percent on that sum. In 2008, the aggregate income of the highest 400 had soared to $90.9 billion — a staggering $227.4 million on average — but the rate paid had fallen to 21.5 percent." - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Do Amplifiers Contribute To Your Systems Sound Quality? -
Do Amplifiers Contribute To Your Systems Sound Quality?
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"Most amazing was that in testing between the Pioneer amp and the Futterman array, only 114 of 212 listeners could tell the difference -- thats a 54% correct guess!" - Kenton from Bookmarklet
xkcd: Missed Connections -
xkcd: Missed Connections
You: Cute boy on corner of 4th & Main, 5'11", 169lbs, Social Security Number 078-05-1120, pockets contained $2.09 in change, keys, and a condom. Retinal scan attached. - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Me: Driving Google Street View Van - Kenton
"We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead [sic]. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried shit every day." –Morrissey
Fucker :( - Eivind
He's certainly belittling the events in Norway. Fucker, indeed. - Kristin
Gah. Morrissey, shut up. - Stephen Mack
He's always been a tosser. Now he's more of a tosser. - Mark H
He tends to come out with this sort of dross any time there's a major human tragedy. - kendrak
I hate that when you go into a fast food restaurant and someone comes and forces food down your throat and then they make you sit on the couch for a day so that you can't burn it off. - Kenton
What? He's an asshole - comix aka martha
I think Glenn Beck and Morrissey need to have a cage match or something. - Victor Ganata
Asshole! - Aryo
*shakes head* - CarlC
You have no idea how much this "situation" pisses me off aka makes me cry. - sofarsoShawn
I'm speechless and this is highly inappropriate * understatement* Yes I have made as many may know, posts about farming practices, but there is a time and place for such things and to compare fast food joints to this atrocity is unconscionable. - Halil
I think there's just been a misunderstanding. It's common among vegans (and non-vegans). - Franc, a rememberer
you know what? scratch that. I just read he's not a complete vegan. Fucker indeed. - Franc, a rememberer
I'm glad there's a consensus about that :) - Eivind
He should stick to singing. :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Victor Ganata
Man Enters Hospital with Stomach Pains and Leaves with a Hysterectomy [Science] -
At least he hadn't gotten himself pregnant. That would've been awkward. - Victor Ganata
Whoa. O_o - Jennifer Dittrich
Umm, wow... - Kenton
Darn those extra lady bits - comix aka martha
And yet people still rabidly defend the sexual binary - DJF from Android
What David said. - maʀtha
@Victor I re-read that article tons of times just to make sure of that. haha - Shevonne
The First Image of the World's New Tallest Building -
The First Image of the World's New Tallest Building
This is the first image of what's going to become the tallest building in the world by the end of the decade: The 3,280-foot (one kilometer!) Kingdom Tower. - Kenton from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
Kindly list possible sequel titles for "Cowboys & Aliens"
(Opens today, directed by Jon Favreau, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. 44% on Rotten Tomatoes, - Stephen Mack
"Cowboys, Aliens, & Godzilla" - Stephen Mack
"Cowboyses & Alienses" - Stephen Mack
Cowboys & Aliens 2 - Georgia
Cowgirls & Aliens - Georgia
Cowboys & Aliens vs Predator - Georgia
Aliens & Cowboys - Kenton
Cowboys & Aliens 2: The Race to Brokeback Mountain - Andy
Cowboys & Aliens on a Plane - Alan
Cowboys & Aliens 2: Electric Boogaloo - Andy
Cowboys & Aliens & Vampires. - Tudor Bosman
Midnight Cowboys & Aliens - Andy
Agribusiness owners & Gardeners. What? WHAT?!! - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Aliens & Indians - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
++Rachel !! - Peter Dawson
Aliens vs Cowboys - Dario Gomez
ha ha ha Nathan. - Stephen Mack
Close Encounters of the Brokeback Kind - Stephen Mack
The Good, the Bad and the Alien - Adrian from Android
Alien Cowboys & Men In Black - imabonehead
A Fistful of Federation Credits? - Victor Ganata
True Grit and/or Ichor - Stephen Mack
C&A, Part Deux - Adrian
Wild Wild Space - Rachel Lea Fox
In my head I keep singing "I wanna be a Cowboy. And you can be my Alien-girl! Yippi-Ei Yippi Yo Yo Yo!" - Rachel Lea Fox
Once Upon a Time in an Orbit around Cygnus X1 - Victor Ganata
Blazing Saddles, part 2. - imabonehead
Heh. Cowboys and Spaceballs? - Victor Ganata
The Saloon at the End of the Universe - Adrian
The Horse Wrangler's Guide to the Galaxy - Adrian
So Long and Thanks for all the Bakhthlat' S'hagloth - Adrian
Adrian's killing it! Nice work, Adrian! Victor, I like the Once Upon one too. And Rachel, I'd totally watch "Wild Wild Space." - Stephen Mack
:) Victor pulled the Cygnus X1 card. Well played. Excellent wager! ;) - Adrian
Oh, and isn't Cowboys & Aliens already the sequel to Firefly and Serenity? ;) - Rachel Lea Fox
More Cowboys, More Aliens - Roger N
Bram Stoker's Cowboys and Aliens - Roger N
Tyler Perry's Madea and Aliens - Roger N
Transformers: Cowboys turning into aliens - imabonehead
Cowbys And Aliens VS. Jason - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Aliens. - Josh Haley from iPhone
C+ vs A+ - Peter Dawson
I can't do better than Adrian. - Todd Hoff
Cowboys and Monsters vs. Aliens - Great Scott!
Unforgiven Predator (less action, but more biographical drama :-) - Adriano
Given the box office tallies this weekend, I think the sequel has to be Cowboys and Aliens versus the Smurfs. - Victor Ganata
AJ Batac
#merightnow Hope you are having a wonderful Friday and may you have a great weekend! (long weekend in Canada)
Great T. :) - SAM
Hey dude! Good hair day. - Adrian
Thanks, you too AJ. - Kenton
Thanks Sam. Threadless $5. ;) - AJ Batac
Actually getting a haircut today, Adrian. - AJ Batac
AJ, don't forget to follow up with a post-haircut photo! - imabonehead
Will do! ;) - AJ Batac
You have a total Clark Kent thing going on right now. - Kristin
Kristin, he's a distant relative. ;) - AJ Batac
Cecily, $5 it was a steal. :D - AJ Batac
O hai! :D - Jenny from Android
Hey JennyR! - AJ Batac
Enjoy your weekend! - LB needs a break.
Thanks LB - AJ Batac
Thanks, AJ. Have a great weekend, too! - CarlC
50 Most Beautiful People for 2011 - -
50 Most Beautiful People for 2011 -
I'm guessing these are people in politics, not your run of the mill celebrities. - Kenton from Bookmarklet
lol - JB
Victor Ganata
Even if he gets the vote today for a bill that's doomed anyway, Boehner is already screwed, isn't he?
I wouldn't say doomed only because the level of insanity in this situation continues to amaze me. You never know. - Jim #teamFFrank
He just tagged on the BBA to his bill. If it wasn't doomed before, it certainly is now. - Victor Ganata
BBA? - Kenton
Ahh, thanks. - Kenton
I think Obama is screwed, too, but they can't kick him out of the Oval Office yet the way they can kick Boehner out of the Speaker's chair. - Victor Ganata
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