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Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)

Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)

Seattle-based PR guy who loves gadgets, the Red Sox, photography and bacon. Not necessarily in that order.
Appeals court says blogs are not only media, they're an important source of news and public commentary.
Letterpress is broken. This makes me sad.
People of earth, hear me: Setup is NOT a verb.
If 3D is failing on TVs, why in the world does anyone think it will succeed on phones?
Because it has been fairly successful on handheld gaming devices? Also, much lower entry point for cost. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm still not sure why I even need 3D on a TV or phone. Isn't that what real life is for? - Hookuh Tinypants
What's this "real life" thing you speak of Hookuh? - Steve C
I'm...I'm not sure. I mean, it's something I read about once. Or maybe I saw something on History Channel? Anyway, it sounds amazing! - Hookuh Tinypants
Wait, the History Channel has shows about things other than Nazis and aliens? - Chris Topher
Still waiting for all of those websites affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability to let me know my security may have been compromised. No?
I've gotten two such notifications today. - Ken Gidley
0 so far, but will my CU send out another credit card with another number to memorize? - Neal Krummell
I got two from IFTTT, and one from Wunderlist. I have no idea what Wunderlist is, and I do not know if I have a Wunderlist account. - Meg VMeg
No, in fact, I do not have a Wunderlist account, because when you click "Login" it asks me for 10 MB of disk space, right off the bat. Awesome. - Meg VMeg
I've had a few -- the major outstanding one for me is Netflix; LastPass shows them as vulnerable, but no word yet. [Wunderlist is a 'to do' list app developer -- they got a lot of press a couple of years ago. I've got an old account there, but the password isn't used for anything else.] - Jennifer Dittrich
Game of Thrones HBO: Which episodes portray which chapters from A Song of Ice and Fire? -
Game of Thrones HBO: Which episodes portray which chapters from A Song of Ice and Fire?
Game of Thrones is back, and gone are the simple days of “one season, one book.” The showrunners have split the third book into two seasons, and, what’s more, the show’s episodes are synchronizing less and less with chapters from the books, as the chart below, created by Reddit user JoelTone and based on data from the Game of Thrones wiki, illustrates. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Have they extrapolated as to whether this trend will cause the series to catch up with, overtake or divert completely from the written works? Will people stop watching if winter doesn't arrive within the next two seasons? - Steel Penguin Slippy
They've already gotten how Martin plans on ending it. Should old boy keel over between now and then, we'll get an ending he made himself. - Akiva
HBO has officially said there will be only 7 seasons of GoT. So, given that they've already split AFFCs into two seasons and ADWDs is even longer, there's going to have to be some consolidation of the written works to fit the series length. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
My guess, and I hope I’m wrong, is that they’ll have a few more seasons and then tack on a LotR-sized trilogy or so of movies to round the whole thing out. - Akiva
Holidays you wish were officially celebrated. GO:
Baseball opening day. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Voting day - Jennifer Dittrich
Pi Day (WITH PIE!) - Soup in a TARDIS
Teachers Day. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
International Women's Day - Spidra Webster
Arbor Day - Spidra Webster
yesterday, today, and tomorrow? I think that covers it. - Greg GuitarBuster
Groundhog's Day. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Baxter Day - Big Joe Silence
The real Labor Day (May 1). - Spidra Webster
PREACH! RT @toddbishop: Seattle Mayor: 'We should not allow our Internet access to be managed by a private monopoly':
No, the Comcast/Time Warner merger filing didn't "reveal" anything about Apple's set top plans. Nothing more than Apple has said publicly.
Let's Help Find This Awful Toddler-Killing Pickup Driver -
Let's Help Find This Awful Toddler-Killing Pickup Driver
In Dekalb County, GA, a driver of a white Toyota pickup popped a curb, hit two toddlers, then stopped to chuck a beer bottle out the window before driving away. It's hard to think of any series of actions more awful. Let's find this bastard. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
RT @Ryanintheus: Awesome: 3 Out Of 4 Food Shoppers Care About Sustainability In Their Supermarket Decisions
Is there a FF Game of Thrones room?
Realized today that running at this age is more a mental exercise than anything else. First few minutes, figure out what's going to hurt most; next few minutes, see if it's going to be bearable; remainder of run, try not to think about it.
Nice to see Sabbathia picking up right where he left off last season. Getting rocked by the AAAAstros. May not get out of the 1st.
With Jeter’s defense, Sabbathia’s pitching and Teixiera’s power, the #Yankees are going to be just fine. Oh, wait...
PSA: If you’re not funny the other 364 days of the year, you’re probably not funny today either.
Somebody has way too much money.
Bewick's Wren in homemaker mode.
So mail to FF is still broken, eh?
Wow, Walking Dead.
Julian Edelman unable to reach deal with New England Patriots, will become free agent - ESPN Boston -
Julian Edelman unable to reach deal with New England Patriots, will become free agent - ESPN Boston
I can see Belichick's master plan now; field an offense with NO wide receivers, just tight ends and converted linebackers. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
National Geographic Events - The Hidden Life of Wolves -
National Geographic Events - The Hidden Life of Wolves
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Went to see this yesterday. Some pretty amazing footage of a pack of wolves that was studied up close for 6 years. Also, heartbreaking. The government is about to totally cave on wolf protection based on the ignorance, deliberate misinformation and special interest money put forth by ranchers. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Sadly, money talks and there's no money in protecting wildlife. What's worse is that the data supporting how much ranchers lose to wolves is heavily skewed and much of it is unreliable hearsay. That's not to say that ranchers don't have legitimate concerns, but at the same time, they have managed to build an entire mountain range out of a molehill. And because ranching is Big Money and our government is easily bought when it comes to pitting capitalism against environmentalism, wolves lose. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yep. One thing I learned that really made me angry was that the necropsies of the Wedge Pack, killed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after a rancher insisted they were killing his livestock, showed that they'd been eating nothing but deer, elk and small game. That little fact hadn't gotten a lot of attention. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The picture I posted last week of me holding the baby wolf was at the Dutcher's house in Idaho. - Georgia
I've decided that, since I don't have kids, I'm going to put my life savings into buying land and provisioning a wolf reserve somewhere. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I love this idea. I would happily come work for your reserve. - Hookuh Tinypants
Maybe I should Kickstarter this idea. Have wolf watching trips as the payout... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Exclusive: Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation | Reuters -
Exclusive: Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation | Reuters
"Google Inc has deployed lobbyists to persuade elected officials in Illinois, Delaware and Missouri that it is not necessary to restrict use of Google Glass behind the wheel, according to state lobbying disclosure records and interviews conducted by Reuters." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
There's a reason that people in the military receive training in how to use heads up displays and other devices properly. Glass shouldn't be legal for drivers until there's some research that demonstrates that it doesn't make drivers more prone to accidents. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I'm thinking Google is just asking for tort liability by pushing this. If Glass is criminalized, then the users bear the burden and Google can just wash their hands. "We told them not to, not our fault." But if they're actually pushing for road usage and claiming it's perfectly safe without having the data to back that up, well, they sure seem like they'd be a big juicy target for ambulance chasers. - Victor Ganata
If you're THAT important or in demand that you must use Glass when you drive, you need to get a driver. - Johnny from iPhone
It's the best navigation app going. I don't think it is more distracting than a Garmin. - Eric Logan
Mercedes has been working on an app along with a number of other car manufacturers. Telematics in the car including displays on the windshield are coming also. - Eric Logan
I'd prefer that people have nothing but a clear plain glass windshield in front of them when they drive. This need to constantly be connected to everything on the planet while driving is ludicrous. As someone who commutes at least 100 miles every day, I've seen my fair share of distracted driver accidents and have almost been rear-ended or side-swiped by texting and cell-phone using drivers multiple times. If someone throws up legislation banning this crap in California, I will be the first in line to sign. - Hookuh Tinypants
I wonder if Google is aiming for an exemption for people in their self-driving cars. - Andrew C (✔)
Augmented reality windshields. - Eric Logan
That's fine, but does it read your tweets and messages? Can you load up a YouTube clip? Can you turn your head to take a photo? HUD that pertain exclusively to driving are fine. - Johnny from iPhone
Plus, if you're reading your Garmin, you're kinda doing it wrong. - Johnny from iPhone
Which leads me to this question: Why aren't commercial billboards regulated out of existence? - they are extraneous distractions that reduce safe driving. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The apps that are being built prevent Glass from doing anything, but navigation while driving. The Mercedes app uses apple servers so they have more control. That video is not even new on the HUD. They are definitely coming newer versions incorporate collision avoidance and sensor data and is being built into each new vehicle and the progression is speeding up now. - Eric Logan
That's only if you're using your Glass for navigation, yes? - Johnny from iPhone
Obviously there will be workarounds. Cars that self report speeding and light violations are also coming. - Eric Logan
" Cars that self report speeding and light violations are also coming." That'll be a big hit! Move over Edsel. - Todd
There has to be workarounds. If your Glass detects motion and disables the Glass to only Navigation then how would the passengers with Glass use their pairs? The dismissive hand waving that this isn't a real problem is precisely why people are uneasy with the breakneck speed of these new devices. This stuff needs to be thoroughly addressed BEFORE they get into the hands of people behind... more... - Johnny from iPhone
I am not hand waving. I have worn them it's one of the few practical uses for Glass. Something like it is coming and will be in broad use. It probably will not be Glass. - Eric Logan
Which is precisely why legislation needs to exist. I'm not doubting Glass and Glass-like devices are great for navigation but I dare say that would be a small percentage of actual usage by drivers, particularly young ones. - Johnny from iPhone
Yes, you need some forethought, but a lot of issues can only be discovered after launch. - Andrew C (✔)
There's plenty of research on distracted driving. I really don't think it would be a stretch to apply it to Glass. And even if Google doesn't look into it, I'm sure all the personal injury lawyers will. - Victor Ganata
Glass is a distraction from the bigger picture in the telematics space. "Embrace intelligent mobility, because the question is no longer if, but when." - Eric Logan
Granted, self-driven cars will eliminate this issue, but until then…. - Victor Ganata
I agree with Johnny that we need to legislate those things that we haven't yet figured out will happen. - Glen Campbell
California at least already has distracted driving laws which would cover Glass. I imagine Glass enthusiasts will want to try to push legislation that will restrict the discretion of cops to pull over Glass wearers on a whim. I can't imagine they'll be satisfied with having to go to court every single time to get out of the ticket or else take a hit on their car insurance premiums. - Victor Ganata
Glen is right. Maybe we should wait and name the law after the first person killed by a Glass-distracted driver. Sounds like a plan. - Johnny
It gets my vote. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
If Google were really serious about making Glass useful- and not distracting - for drivers, they'd fund some NHTSA (or credibly independent) research on how wearables enhance driver situational awareness. Who knows? Maybe Google can actually make a legitimate case that Glass enhances safety. But the preemptive lobbying strategy seems self-defeating. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Coincidentally Google sent out more invites today if anyone wants to try a pair. I would be happy to send you one. I rarely use mine, but an affiliate company is building an app for car salesman that integrates glass into laser appraiser. - Eric Logan from FFHound(roid)!
I would - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Sir David Attenborough gloriously narrates a round of Olympic Curling -
Sir David Attenborough gloriously narrates a round of Olympic Curling
This is so f-ing awesome. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Google to Glassholes: Stop making us look bad - GeekWire -
Google to Glassholes: Stop making us look bad - GeekWire
"For better or worse, the first interactions people have with Google Glass are through members of the Glass Explorer program who are wearing the device out in public. When those people are determined to act like idiots, that creates a problem for Glass. To head that off, Google has issued a few handy dos and don’ts for Explorers looking to take Glass with them out into public." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
The only really useful places I have found for them is live sporting events or solo activities. They are kind of antisocial unless you enjoy talking about them to others that ask about them. - Eric Logan from FFHound(roid)!
Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS). -
Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS).
Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS).
Kyle Cassidy photographs librarians at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (PHOTOS).
Since FF is basically LibrarianFeed these days, enjoy! - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
*sigh* Some of us aren't hipsters. - Soup in a TARDIS
Can't say I look like any of those people. Nor do my co-workers. Some interesting commentary on Twitter about those who were photographed. - Derrick
I guess This Is What Some Librarians Look Like And It Is Not Surprising Given Demographics And Such would not be such a snappy title. - Pete
It would, however, be quite the hashtag ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
I was trying to see if there were any people over 40 in that grouping too. - Derrick
I think so. - Pete
I was glad to see Jenny Levine in the list. I think it would be agreat project to have librarians be able to upload pictures of themselves into a giant gallery - JAson FLeming tumblr that lets people upload and or submit photos. - Joe - Systems Analyst
not enough cardigans, or grey hair. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Derrick, what are they saying? - Betsy
That they seem to be this kind of hipster, young librarian type and they would've loved to see older people, or even people who conform to the cliche or stereotype of what a librarian is. There was a plea for the photographer to share all of the images, and that these are the results of a call for librarians to be photographed at Midwinter courtesy of Librarian Wardrobe. - Derrick
I wonder if other professions spend this much time thinking about what they look like or their image. - Mary Carmen
I'm going to guess not. Librarianship seems to have more navel gazing that most other professions, at least on this level. Usually when I see similar things in other professions the emphasis is on gender or racial diversity, not age, hairstyle, and sartorial choices. The last might be the natural result of having such a vast array of dress codes across the profession? Maybe? - Soup in a TARDIS
Taking the dare! - YouTube -
Taking the dare! - YouTube
This is how my nephew's college announces a snow day. College sure has changed since I was a student. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Comcast Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 Billion - Bloomberg -
Comcast Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 Billion - Bloomberg
Given the rumors of the upcoming AppleTV set top including TWC live content, the conspiracy theorist in me wonders if TWC dangled the threat of an Apple deal to drive the price up for Comcast. After all, the cable industry as a whole probably fears Apple more than any other potential competitor and Comcast might see $44 billion as a small price to pay to prevent Apple from getting a foothold in the live content distribution business. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Olympic team figure skating idea: two full national teams on the ice at once. They all do their routines at the same time. Checking and boarding allowed. The team with the most skaters standing at the end of a 3-minute period wins. Presto! Figure skating finally becomes a real sport. Tell me you wouldn't watch that...
I'm disappointed by the lack of traction this is getting. What is WRONG with you people?! - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
We're One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy - Wired Science -
We're One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Energy - Wired Science
"Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical step in fusion research: For the first time, their hydrogen fuel has given off more energy than it took in." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
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