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Victor Ganata
The Second Law of Thermodynamics is "You do not talk about thermodynamics" via @gabor
Sarah G.
I don't want to brag, but I just sent an email with an attachment and attached the doc before being reminded by my email client to do so.
Victor Ganata
"Now: here is a secret* about the trolls in this region. They are ridiculously nerfed on the easy setting. When you're playing the game on hard, or gods forbid on multiple-marginalizations, these trolls do a ton of extra damage, and have endless adds, and an 'uncomprehending/dismissive' buff that lets them ignore most anything coming their way."
Running with Scalzi's metaphor of life as an MMORPG and privilege being the difficulty setting: Shweta Narayan - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
How Did Canada's Middle Class Get So Rich? - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic -
How Did Canada's Middle Class Get So Rich? - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic
How Did Canada's Middle Class Get So Rich? - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic
"How did we lose the lead? The authors blame three broad factors: [....] One word that doesn't appear in the article, however, is /housing/. The U.S. is emerging from a catastrophic collapse of the housing market that obliterated household wealth for millions of middle-class families. Canada, however, is in the midst of a delirious housing boom and a personal debt craze that reminds some economists of the U.S. market exactly a decade ago (before you-know-what happened)." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"And here's an index of American home prices, using the same Shiller data. Note that the U.S. collapsed just before scratching 200, the red line that Canada is approaching. One year ago, Matt O'Brien calculated that Canada's price-to-rent ratio was the highest among advanced economies, making it the "biggest housing bubble" in the world. Canada's historic housing boom (and our historic... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Most of the population lives in the 'burbs where prices have been pretty flat for the last decade (at least on the left coast). The chart is likely skewed somewhat by the super-expensive houses in the city core that have skyrocketed lately. You'll still pay more than a million for a shack in Vancouver on a standard 33 x 122 ft. lot. - Ken Morley
How far out are these burbs? Richmond and Burnaby prices are also pretty bubble-y. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I'm in Surrey. We've seen a small increase but Vancouver has almost tripled in the same period. - Ken Morley
I guess I could see it being just a temporary blip, but I'm curious about a few things: (1) Given how interconnected the Canadian and U.S. economy is, what are the odds that the total collapse of the housing market in Canada won't harm the middle class in the U.S.? (2) If the Canadian housing market totally collapses, what are the odds that the government won't step in to make sure people aren't thrown onto the streets and that unemployment doesn't reach double digits? - Victor Ganata
There are also a couple of reasons why I'm beginning to suspect there might be a re-emerging housing bubble in the U.S. (1) Maybe it's just big cities, but home prices *and* rents are getting insane here. Like if you bought a house for $500k in, say, 2011, you could probably sell it for $750k minimum today. (2) If my friend who works for a Wall Street company (as a recruiter, not a... more... - Victor Ganata
Just from a statistical standpoint, we're due for a recession. This anemic recovery we're having has been the longest recovery since the immediate post-war period. So when the markets crash again, given the fact that Canadians don't seem to hate government intervention as much as people in the U.S. do, aren't the odds good that the Canadian middle class will still be in better shape than the U.S. middle class? - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
Is there a name for that sense of irritation when you can't tell if something someone has written is stupid for ironic effect or if it's sincerely idiotic?
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." — from *The Peter Principle* by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull, commonly misattributed to Mark Twain - Victor Ganata
If you mean me, then it was the first. :P - Ken Morley
It must be tough for a young comic to hone his craft these days. :) - Ken Morley
I guess text is just a terrible medium for trying to convey humor :D - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
I just figured out a new way to make myself miserable. Probably for the best; I was building up immunity to the old methods.
Lead in Ancient Rome's Water Was 100 Times Natural Levels - D-brief | -
Lead in Ancient Rome's Water Was 100 Times Natural Levels - D-brief |
"Everything from northern barbarians to the spread of Christianity has been blamed for the collapse of ancient Rome. But researchers have new evidence for another contributor: There was something in the water." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"A study has found that “tap” water in ancient Rome — supplied to the city via lead pipes called fistulae — contained 100 times more lead than water drawn directly from local springs. That amount of lead in the water may have been a “major public health issue,” according to the new study." - Maitani
Maitani, you might enjoy the amazing science behind lead (and the politics!) on Cosmos s1:e7, The Clean Room, -- also mentions lead as possible cause of Roman decline. - Adriano
Thank you, Adriano, my current computer doesn't let me watch it, but I will look into it soon. :-) - Maitani
Apparently, using lead as a sweetener was also a thing back in the day :D - Victor Ganata
Sugar of Lead, sounds delish. - ronin
"I don't feel so bad about aspartame anymore." - Big Joe Silence
Could another empire be doomed to fall? - Ken Morley
I wonder how many people eat off of Queen Elizabeth II's face? :D - Victor Ganata
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @travishuggett: "I wish I had a small weird smelling apartment that is always rocking back and forth." -people who want to live on houseboats
And that might sink in a storm. - John (bird whisperer)
I want MacGyver's houseboat. And calm seas. EDIT: the houseboat when MacGyver had it The houseboat now (2010): - Betsy
I use to watch MacGyver and I don't even remember that! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Excuse me while I update my bucket list. - Ken Morley
I found better pictures of the interior of the houseboat set: - Betsy
Look what Jenny's doing!
Turns out she's a natural :) - Eivind from Android
I was hoping for more falling :-) - Todd Hoff
<_< >_> <_< <whisper> a couple of gentle comical falls would have been fun </whisper> - Eivind from Android
From what I recall, it's you, Mr N, that has trouble staying upright on the snow! :-P - Heleninstitches
LOL! :-P - Eivind from Android
I had a blast. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Hi JEN-NAY - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Weird. So it's like snowboarding, but with two skinny boards attached to your feet and two canes to keep you from falling over. - Professor A.I.
It's like downhill skiing with an equal amount of uphill skiing. And no lifts :) - Eivind from Android
Quite a workout on the uphill stretches, but such a beautiful way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Good on you, Jenny BadAss. But I can't get behind using "winter" and "fun" in the same sentence. - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Victor Ganata
I guess some Americans are butthurt that Canada's middle class is in better shape.
Wouldn't that require Americans who actually care about the middle class? - Eric Logan
It's more of a vanity thing. - Todd Hoff
Considering that the vast majority of Americans consider themselves middle class (even the ones who aren't), I'd imagine it's more than a passing curiosity. - Victor Ganata
It should be. I am interested personally in alleviating poverty regardless of economic class. - Eric Logan
The fact that people who are technically supposed to be in the middle class (i.e., not poor) are struggling seems like a pretty good indicator for the trajectory of this country. - Victor Ganata
You will not get any argument from me that we as a country are on the wrong path. - Eric Logan
Why would they care that our middle class is better off, when they don't give a shit about the rest of the world's standard of living and the universal government supports that make it that way? - DJF from Android
It strikes at the heart of the myth of American exceptionalism. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
^ Psh, that just means you gotta believe harder. - Andrew C (✔)
True, the Austerians will probably take this as a sign that they're just not squeezing hard enough. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
5 minute avocado sorbet | Luxirare -
5 minute avocado sorbet | Luxirare
5 minute avocado sorbet | Luxirare
5 minute avocado sorbet | Luxirare
We used to get avocado ice cream from a Filipino shop near us. I bet a sorbet would be even better. - Anika
نیستین ها - Primavera
من وگن نيستم ولي همه شون رو تحسين ميكنم - alireza6211
همچنان هم نیستین :( - Primavera
Avocado sorbet definitely is better, trust me :) - Mahdi
هستم خانم پریماورا اما به طور نامحسوس :) - Mahdi
ممنون علیرضا خان. من هم شما رو تحسین میکنم و یک شام وگن مهمون من هستی :) - Mahdi
آووکادو اینجا یه فسقلیش 15000 تومن ناقابل . تازه هم نیست مسلما :| - Noosha
من هسته آووکادو رو کاشتم الان بزرگ شده. بیاید بدم بکارید تو حیاط خونه اتون تا پول دار بشوید :) - Mahdi
مهدی ما حیاط هم نداریم :(( تازه پول هم نداریم تا اونجا بیایم دیگه :)) ؛ - Noosha
اینجا یک پنجم این قیمتی هست که شما گفتی. جای شما خالی هفته پیش یک دستور پلو با آووکادو رو اجرا کردم در حد معرکه. شما تشریف بیارید آووکادو با من :) - Mahdi
:( خیلی ممنان - Noosha
Andrew C (✔)
High Schoolers Obsessed With Ketchup Solve Watery Squirt Problem - Topless Robot - Nerd news, humor and self-loathing. -
High Schoolers Obsessed With Ketchup Solve Watery Squirt Problem - Topless Robot - Nerd news, humor and self-loathing.
"Except that if you disagree about THIS being nerdy, you're wrong - teenagers doing a yearlong project to invent something that will solve their lifelong irritation with the fact that there's water in the first squirt of ketchup from a bottle. I could have saved them time by saying "shake the bottle first."" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Hmph, I was just thinking recently about how the upside-down squeeze bottles solve this problem almost as an afterthought to solving the initial slow-flow problem. - Andrew C (✔)
It looks like a tiny buttplug. - Hookuh Tinypants
Andrew C (✔)
Man, I'm closer to being 80 than I am to being negative 10.
15 Essential Spanish Films You Need To Watch | Taste of Cinema -
15 Essential Spanish Films You Need To Watch | Taste of Cinema
Heading back to the Twin Cities today. I'll be attending the Red Green Show at The O'Shaunessy theater in St. Paul. I may try to get a roll of duct/duck tape signed. Keep and for those of you who'll be watching at home, keep your stick on the ice.
My sons bought the tickets for my Christmas present, so the three of us will be attending. A true male bonding experience, especially if the duct tape gets out of control. Looking forward to it. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
And yes, I WAS just up there on Sunday. The plan was that I would stay there until today, but that would've meant staying at my-house-that-is-no-longer-my-house. I've done this for holidays in the past and it generally goes okay, though always a bit weird to be there in these now-not-so-new circumstances. Plans changed later on Sunday when things became rather untenable as far as... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
"Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" - Greg GuitarBuster
Right back at'cha, Compadre. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Love me some Red Green! [I just discovered that all 15 seasons are on YouTube: I need to get busy.] - Ken Morley
I didn't know Red Green's influence had spread to the U.S. Honestly, I kinda figured it was one of those "so Canadian no one else would get it" kind of shows. - Brent Schaus
(Enjoy the show, btw) - Brent Schaus
Victor Ganata
All we really have, especially in the end, are stories.
Todd Hoff
Troops of the Uniform Unite! The Military Is a Socialist Paradise! -
Troops of the Uniform Unite! The Military Is a Socialist Paradise!
"It may come as an unwelcome surprise to conservatives, but America’s military has one of the only working models of collective living and social welfare the country has ever known." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
A standard point I make is that the our defense industry is single payer and nobody seems to mind. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing - MIT Technology Review
Diamond teleporters…? - Victor Ganata
It's an easy way to send your diamonds to someone else. - Todd Hoff
Every Kiss Begins With Quantum Teleportation? - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Since chemical vapor deposition is going to make 2k diamonds as cheap as $25 this might not be totally economically unfeasible…. - Victor Ganata
Look for organic diamond branding in a commercial near you. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
"Imagine what Abraham Lincoln could've done with dragons!" (I bet this is probably being uttered out loud right now at some studio meeting.)
"Team of Fireballs" - Pete
It would have made killing all those zombies a cinch. - Todd Hoff
I thought he hunted vampires? - Andrew C (✔)
But yeah, fire does seem to be the ultimate in undead-killing. Good vs vampires, werewolves, zombies, mummies... - Andrew C (✔)
You're right, it was vampires. - Todd Hoff
This was my random thought after Daenerys declared the slaves of Meereen emancipated. I would wager I'm not the first person in this town who thought it. I would wager there are people in this town with studio backing who are thinking about making it real. - Victor Ganata
similar pitch: the Bible but with dragons added. - Andrew C (✔)
Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons - TV Tropes - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
Fire is a pretty good weapon against all kinds of undead. Unfortunately, it is also a good weapon against the living.
"What happens when ordinary humans are caught between all-consuming dragonfire and an unstoppable wall of undead? Tune in to season 6 of 'Game of Thrones'…." #EverybodyYouCareAboutDies #NoActuallyJustEverybodyDies - Victor Ganata
Todd Hoff
These High School Students Have Solved Your Ketchup Problem - Digg -
Uses a 3D printer to design a new ketchup bottle dispenser that keeps the water from separating out of the ketchup. Though they didn't talk about that part much. Cool - Todd Hoff
Will it work with mustard? Because that's the real test. - Ken Morley
For some reason I never squirt mustard, I use a knife and stir first. - Todd Hoff
Stephen Mack
Happy Birthday Adam (of Adam and Tam), Helen, Kelly, Tudor, and me!
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Is there any other day when five FFers share a birthday? I think not! - Stephen Mack
Happy collective Birthday!!!!!!!!!! - Uli
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy day! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Happy birthday! - Maitani
Woo-hoo! - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Hap5y birth5ays evereryone! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy B'day all.. !! - Peter Dawson
Happy birthdays! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy Birthday Everyone! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wow, what a great day for FriendFeed! Happy Birthday, everyone! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday!! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthdays! - Eivind from Android
Happy birthday! - Katy S
Happy birthday to all of you! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Wow, you guys are all sorts of stacked up, aren’t you? Happy birthday to everybody! - Akiva
Happy Birthday!! - Georgia
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Feliz cumpleanos, everyone! :-) - CarlC
Happy Birthday, y'all! - Kristin
Happy Birthday, fabulous people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Melly
happy birthday!!!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
oh my goodness all the fabulous! wishing a great day for all of you! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Reason to celebrate! Happy birthday to all!! - Kathy
Happy birthday all! - Eric - Watch Me Now
That's so cool! Happy Birthday, all! - Yvonne
Happy birthday to all five of you! - Anne Bouey
Goodness it should be a friendfeed holiday with all those superstars having the same special day - Dough Balls
Wow! Happy birthday to you all! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Happy birthday to the FFFabFive! - Corinne L
Happy birthday to you all! - Mary Carmen
Happy Birthday, all! - Brent Schaus
Victor Ganata
Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri Lanka - KPBS
I guess Sri Lankans have zero tolerance for perceived cultural appropriation. - Victor Ganata
It says she "practiced Buddhism." Following a religion that originated in another country is cultural appropriation? How are religions supposed to spread, then? And what does that make of all the non-Middle-Eastern Christians? - Betsy
It's not my call. Tell that to the Sri Lankans. - Victor Ganata
(I agree that it was very disrespectful to have the tattoo. But I don't understand how it's cultural appropriation if it's her religion.) - Betsy
I think that's the call of whoever believes their culture is being appropriated, IMO (and whoever has control of the state apparatus.) - Victor Ganata
But, seriously, I don't feel equipped to evaluate if this is truly cultural appropriation. I don't know much about Buddhism. I certainly don't know anything about Buddhism practices in Sri Lanka (is there a specific stricture against tattoo Buddha on your body?) I don't know this woman so it's impossible for me to tell if she sincerely converted or if she kind of just picked and chose... more... - Victor Ganata
I'll admit, Akon with his video that features naked women dancing around Buddha seems like a more clear cut case of cultural appropriation. - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
LCARS in the 24th century probably doesn't have UNIX underpinnings, huh? Otherwise you could just "sudo kill -9" the holodeck before an out-of-control process vaporizes your personnel. Although leaving a bunch of zombie holodeck process could probably still cause huge problems.
Never ever run holodeck programs as root. - Victor Ganata
I view this as analogous to how in TOS the concept of circuit breakers on the bridge seemed foreign. - Stephen Mack
or in ST:TNG, when there are holes in the ship's hull protected only by a force field. One needs a certain level of confidence in the technology to do that sort of thing. - DJF
Now I'm wondering: what *are* the Windows command line equivalents to kill and killall? - Victor Ganata
Ctrl+Shift+Esc, switch to Process tab, find task on list, right-click, End Task - Stephen Mack from iPhone
...or reboot - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nothing you can do from the command line? This is what the Federation gets for not using Open Souce software :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
New to me but apparently there is a TASKKILL command: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
...and you can reboot from the command line too. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"Starfleet tech support? The computer isn't recognizing my password or the root password." "Yes, I tried turning it on and off already. It won't turn off." "No, I don't think we're going to have enough time to reformat and reinstall." *warning: self-destruct in 15 minutes* - Victor Ganata
Mary Carmen
Currently watching my daughter scream at my husband because he won't give her pizza.
meanest dad EVER! - holly #ravingfangirl
INORITE! - Mary Carmen
we should form a committee - MoTO Moca Blend
He gave her the paper plate. She looked at it for 5 minutes and then burst into tears. She is screaming at him right now. He is consoling her because she can't have pizza. Wow, is this my kid. - Mary Carmen
Not even a chunk of crust, Dad?? it'll fit perfectly in my fist. - Lnorigb
Awesome! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Get ready, Scott. It only gets worse from here. :) - Steven Perez
Bunneh speaks truth. - Big Joe Silence
Sarah G.
When one door closes, another one opens. I mean, sometimes you have to kick it in SWAT Team style, but you'll get opened.
Stephen Mack
Creeper Rap - Dan Bull - 1 HOUR VERSION -
Creeper Rap - Dan Bull - 1 HOUR VERSION
Is this kid friendly? Watched a few minutes - so funny! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Heh, this one was actually favorited by my son, not me. I generally keep half an eye on what he watches on YouTube -- it's all Minecraft and LEGO videos. Some have borderline bad language. He and his sister sing the parody songs more than the original sometimes. - Stephen Mack
Oh, it is so time for an S and W meetup. Wade has this one Minecraft Youtuber he is obsessed with. - Laura Norvig
Catchy tune (tune, tune). - Ken Morley
Victor Ganata
When someone successful in one field says it will be easy to transition to some other field, it's a red flag for the Dunning-Kruger effect.
...but a different part of the curve. - 9000
It's called 'being an attorney.' - Pete
Eric Logan
Math: Your Secret Weapon Against Wall Street and the NSA | Mother Jones -
Math: Your Secret Weapon Against Wall Street and the NSA | Mother Jones
As Edward Frenkel sees it, the way we teach math in schools today is about as exciting as watching paint dry. So it's not surprising that when he brings up the fact that he's a mathematician at dinner parties, eyes quickly glaze over. "Most people, unfortunately, have a very bad experience with mathematics," Frenkel says. And no wonder: The math we learn in school is as far from what Frenkel believes is the soul of mathematics as a painted fence is from "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh, Frenkel's favorite painter. The Russian born University of California-Berkeley mathematician, whose day job involves probing the connections between math and quantum physics, wants to change that. Rather than alienating drudgery, Frenkel views math as an "archipelago of knowledge" that's universally available to all of us, and he's been everywhere of late spreading the word. In particular, Frenkel is intent on warning us about how people are constantly using (or misusing) math to get our personal data,... more... - Eric Logan from Bookmarklet
Mathematics is the study of the higher consciousness. The Map. Frenkel was born in Russia. He is light years ahead of American talent because of how Russia teaches their students. Same with China. And India. I doubt that Americans will be able to claim anything in Maths or Physics by 2050. The US will be the Argentina of North America by then. Dead. Unfortunately. American Millennials... more... - MRW_8 "Do all mathematicians have an ass that high and tight" - Greg GuitarBuster
Thanks for the link to the Colbert vid. I watched it just to hear that remark. ;-) He was one of Gelfand's students? hmmmn. - MRW_8
Sepi ⌘ سپی
The XX - Together ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... #music_sepijoon
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The XX - Together ... Together, to be ...
Together and be ...  #music_sepijoon
I know to be there ... When and where, Ill be there ... You know whats to be said ... We said out loud, we never said ... My premonition of the world comes to me ... A sun in your hands from the middle life ... Says I'm alright ... You said you don't have to speak ... I can hear you ... I cant feel all the things you've ever felt before ... I said its been a long time ... Since someone looked at me that way ... Its like you knew me ... And all the things I could'nt say ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be ... Together, to be ... Together and be - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Listening to the guitar, and the tempo, you can feel the influence of the Cure's Disintegration. - Adriano
Oh la la, regarde qui est là. Bises :) :*** ♥ - Nano
سپی سپی..الان بهرام گفتم که یه سر اومده بودی /// دلم برات یه ذره شده دختر جان - هانا
Sepi, my old friend, we expect more from you. :)) - Koleksiyoner Ali
Welcome back! - ♕Dr. Eynollah ♕
Yes Adriano ... I kinda like it so mysterious! // gros bisous cherie joujou ... il était temps :-) :-*** ♥ // هانا جونم من هم به هم چنین :-*** // Ali I promise ;-) // مرسی‌ دکتر جان ... :-** - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Ca fait plaisir de te voir ici. L'image des beaux jours.............. ensemble.... avec pleine rigolade! ;) - Nano
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