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Tyson Key
"Home taping never killed music. Greed, and crap fly-by-night artists did"
And AutoTune. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
t-ra: taking the piss
I'm in Boston surrounded by British people.
are you going to have a party with them? have you found ichabod crane? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Care for some tea? - JA Castillo
invite them to a tea party down by the harbor. It's the nice thing to do. - ellbeecee
I have discovered I love the word 'rubbish'. Love it! - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
I've always loved "rubbish bins." They sound like they're for discarding bad ideas and other nonsense :) - Eivind
Has the 'cheeky chappie' turned up yet? - Heleninstitches
Helen, I was wondering the same thing. ;) Not sure yet. Update: yes he is. And oh my. - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
Oh my... have fun ;-) - Heleninstitches
Random fact: there is no Canadian word for 'bin'. The receptacle and contents are both referred to as 'garbage'. So it's fine to say "I'll put this in the garbage." #extractfromNoBearsinEngland - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Take it up a notch. Go to an Irish bar. Most of them in Boston are filled with actual Irish people. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
You'll definitely meet more cheeky chappies in an Irish bar. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
We've migrated to the campsite in Vermont now. This 'cheeky' guy hasn't so much as glanced at me more than once, so I call bullshit. In other news, seeing rad ladies after five plus years of life is overwhelmingly beautiful. - t-ra: taking the piss from Android
I'm 15 minutes from Boston and wondering where all these British people are hiding. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body - WSJ - http://online.wsj.com/article...
Google's New Moonshot Project: the Human Body - WSJ
I can't help it. I read stories like this and all I can think is they're doing it to figure out how to serve targeted drug ads to people. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Micah
Oh... no. Coeur d'Alene – Spokane hotels are booked solid for at least 50 miles radius. Amway convention. :(((((((((((((
Yeeesh. - Jennifer Dittrich
We're taking kids to the amusement rides side of Silverwood tomorrow night, and our booking at current hotel ends tomorrow morning. - Micah
I think you should just show up at Scott & Alex's house. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
We may have no other choice. - Micah
*googling ... wipes sweat from brow ... mapping ... googling* - Micah
Oh my garsh, you guys, priceline.com saved my butt. Serious. - Micah
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ocala, FL criminalizes sagging pants - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Ocala, FL criminalizes sagging pants - Boing Boing
On the one hand, this is clearly unconstitutional. On the other hand, wearing pants below your butt crack is criminally idiotic. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
There's a serious dearth of TVs sized between 32" and 39".
I believe the technical term is "miniature." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
When I was a kid, we got a HUGE new TV with a REMOTE CONTROL. It was TWENTY ONE INCHES! - Steve and 4 other people
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
NFL Sunday Ticket streaming will be available without DirecTV - NFL - Sporting News - http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl...
NFL Sunday Ticket streaming will be available without DirecTV - NFL - Sporting News
Now I need to decide whether the Pats are going to be good enough for me to spend $200 to watch about 12 games via Sunday Ticket streaming. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Man, that long-term care facility across the street from the mortuary is pretty grim. But it's probably efficient.
Underground pneumatic tube? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
On the small town I grew up in, the old folks home was across the street from the funeral home, and they were owned by the same family. - DJF from Android
I think they just wheel them across the street, to be honest. - Victor Ganata
My grandma's nursing home was across the street from a mortuary and around the corner from 2 cemeteries. - Anika
they're gonna roll me like a giant cheese wheel. - Big Joe Silence
the hospital we live near (both our kids were born there) is directly across a major street from the city's largest cemetery. it belongs to a mortuary started by the guy who had our city's first ambulance service. in the mid-70s, i learned to swim in a public pool named after him. - Big Joe Silence
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees has partially torn UCL - ESPN New York - http://espn.go.com/new-yor...
Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees has partially torn UCL - ESPN New York
The New York Yankees will be without ace right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for at least six weeks due to a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, but for now have dodged the bullet of season-ending Tommy John surgery. ---- BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The best worst president ever - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford - http://blog.sfgate.com/morford...
The best worst president ever - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford
"I sipped my rosé, took a deep breath, enjoyed the magnificent landscape as one final, predominant thought swam into view: how? How can there be such a radical disconnect between Mr. Newport’s engorged portfolio, his fantastic insurance plan, low mortgage rate and grotesque corporate privilege – most of it born of the past six years – and Obama’s overall policy successes? Does he consider it all just a fluke? Dumb luck? Is he drunk on Limbaugh and Fox News, unable to see actual facts?" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Stephen Francoeur
What airline will you no longer fly and why?
TWA - Blake
Oh, we're going to go that way? OK, then I say Braniff. - Stephen Francoeur
Interflug. - Uli
B.O.A.C. - Uli
I refused to fly Northwest after they stranded me in Minneapolis one time. They got absorbed by Delta though - Hedgehog from Android
TACA (AKA Take A Chance Airlines, now known as Avianca El Salvador ) - ellbeecee
Oceanic Airlines - Professor A.I.
I miss Ozark, myself. - laura x
United. Because of routes. - Julian
Ryanair. True cattle car. - Spidra Webster
Frontier, because their fee structure fills me with resentment. - Meg VMeg
Spirit Airways, because the flight I took with them filled me with much rage for their poor method of handling things and their flight attendants/pilots violating faa rules - Sir Shuping is just sir
Concorde :( - Professor A.I.
Air New Zealand because they advertise using Māori and Māori symbolism and then won't hire cabin staff who wear moko because they think it'll scare the poor widdle tourists. Then they compounded my despite with incredibly sexist inflight safety videos and refused to listen to passengers' complaints of increased sexual harrassment from fellow passengers. So I'll stick with budget Jetstar. - Deborah Fitchett
I try to avoid American. - J. Marie B
Grace L Ferguson (and Storm Door) Company .... I'm not helping, am I? - Shannon - GlassMistress
i hate American Airlines, but they seem to be the only show in town for some destinations in SE Asia. - Big Joe Silence
I avoid United as much as possible. They've screwed me over with cancellations twice at least. - Andrew C (✔)
Clearly I don't travel enough. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
American and United. Their fees and general bullshit sent me running to Virgin, JetBlue, Alaska, and Southwest years ago. - Hookuh Tinypants
Delta. Always late. Always an old plane. Always a grumpy staff. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
American Airlines. Worst customer service ever and ridiculous fares. - Jenny H. from Android
I generally don't care; I go with whatever's cheapest through Expedia. I do try to avoid any airline that doesn't do assigned seating, though. Cattle calls can SaF. - Akiva
Jetstar. - Melly
I don't avoid airlines; I avoid airports. I don't connect via the NYC metro area. Ever. - Jenica from iPhone
True, Jenica. I hate Logan in Boston (kind of an irrational hate based on being stuck there for 8 hours in 1992 on my birthday trying to get back to school for fall semester), but I'll connect there if I must to avoid connecting in NYC. - ellbeecee
We have the United hub so they are hard to ignore. I try to avoid airlines like Spirit that charge you extra for just sitting down. - Eric - For You Wack MCs! from iPhone
Slim pickin's flying out of my small town, so we take what we can get. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Allegiant, the Greyhound of the skies. - Laura Krier
United, mostly because they price themselves out of consideration any time I am looking. American was on my shitlist for leaving me behind at DFW years ago, but they've been pretty reliable, and are often my only reasonable choice for flying through DFW. Delta has inconsistencies, but are often the best deal out of my mid-sized airport, though I hate flying through ATL all the time.... more... - Holly's favorite Anna
Spirit Airlines, an abomination - maʀtha
This whole thread fascinates me. I've never really thought about airlines and why one would or wouldn't choose them, other than price and schedule. - laura x
I am also an airport avoider. Will go well out of my way to avoid Chicago O'Hare and Toronto unless I really have no other choice. - Marianne
Spirit is totally a "you get what you pay for" thing. - kendrak
Here in London Ontario, all my flights connect through either Toronto or Chicago. I'm basically screwed. - DJF from Android
Bluesun 2600
"Roger Ebert loved movies. Except for those he hated. For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers. “No good film is too long,” he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. “No bad movie is short enough.”" - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
damn. - Big Joe Silence
What I appreciated about him was that he not only wasn't afraid to have a strong opinion, he also had the willingness to admit that his opinions could change over time and that his initial impressions of something might evolve. His view of GroundHog day was one example. He hated it at first but then came to regard it as a great movie. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
11 ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘A Song of Ice And Fire’ Book Reader Theories - http://uproxx.com/gammasq...
11 ‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘A Song of Ice And Fire’ Book Reader Theories
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Since so many people now think that Melisandre is going to _____ Jon Snow, I'm pretty sure that means it won't happen. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
I feel vaguely stupid for not having thought of some of these. - joey
The whole confusion about fostering seems odd - in the cultures Martin is drawing from, that was a very, very common practice, especially during times of potential unrest. That's what you do with the younger children (Ned, Robert) of your political rivals or potential threats. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, I also don't understand why they'd be doing that as some elaborate, multi-generational plan to later band together and demand something...why not just...band together and demand something? - joey
Maybe it's just me, but I think the article conflates "fostering" in some cases with "hostage-taking." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Well, that's what it was, though. You 'fostered' your kids with either your enemy, or at least someone politically neutral, and if you didn't hold up your obligations they were forfeit. That didn't always mean death - sometimes that meant their parents were deposed, and they were put in charge, or they were married off to someone in the family to generate heirs down the line with multiple claims. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jeremy Toeman
is there anyone left on the planet who (1) uses a phone and (2) does NOT know which is the "pound" key???
Someone from a place that calls it the "hash" key. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Anyone from the UK. - NOT THE CRICKET
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.
Who knew White Men Can't Jump was really about the World Cup - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
You can argue all sorts of insane points-of-view when you're not at all constrained by empirical evidence and/or practical considerations.
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Don't you be ragging on my hobbies, doc - Pete
Thus we can explain the last 20 years of GOP dogma. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Empirical evidence ? James Hansen of AGW fame said this exact quote in 1999. All they have talked about since then is the hiatus.==> Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a... more... - Eric Logan
I don't trust your statistical analysis. But AGW isn't even what I'm talking about in any case. - Victor Ganata
In fact, I have a hunch that you don't understand statistics, period, or the process of collecting data, or anything that would help with an evidence-based argument, which is why arguing with you is such a waste of time. - Victor Ganata
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Hope Solo pleads not guilty; court document describes a brawl | The Today File | Seattle Times - http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today...
Hope Solo pleads not guilty; court document describes a brawl | The Today File | Seattle Times
"According to the court document, the teen said he was talking about theatrical productions he’s been in and explaining how he believes that a good actor has to have an “athletic state of mind” when Solo allegedly told him he would never be athletic because he was “too fat and overweight and crazy to ever be an athlete.” The two eventually got into a fistfight, the document says. When the boy’s mother tried to pull Solo off her son, Solo punched her in the face, according to court documents. Court documents also say the nephew broke a broom over Solo’s head and the teen pointed an “old gun that did not work” at Solo to try to get her to leave, but she would not leave and kept “circling like a shark.”" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Han and Leia's daughter is a mess. - Big Joe Silence
Victor Ganata
A-Rod was kicked out of a building for bringing back too many prostitutes - SB Nation http://www.sbnation.com/lookit...
is he looking for the threshold? - Big Joe Silence
Seriously, is there any area of douche-baggery where A-Rod isn't already a Hall of Famer? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Let’s face it: if Hope Solo was unattractive, she would've gotten Tonya Harding-ed by the media a long time ago.
Yeah, I get the feeling they passed on the first one because of her husband's previous reputation. This? Obviously all her. - Jennifer Dittrich
Well, that and her discipline issues, griping about playing time with the national team, etc. But she's sorta hot, so she gets a pass. (No pun intended.) - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Wyoming Says Teaching Climate Change Would Wreck The State's Economy - http://io9.com/wyoming...
Wyoming Says Teaching Climate Change Would Wreck The State's Economy
"Earlier this year, the Wyoming legislature became the first in the U.S. to reject new science standards for schools. Lessons on climate change, lawmakers said, would brainwash kids against the state's coal and oil industries. Now, parents, scientists and even churches are fighting the decision." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Legislated ignorance is the best kind of ignorance. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Mandatory ignorance :D - Victor Ganata
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use | Privacy International - https://www.privacyinternational.org/press-r...
UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass surveillance of residents’ Facebook and Google use | Privacy International
The statement, from Charles Farr, the Director General of the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, claims that the indiscriminate interception of UK residents’ Facebook and Google communications would be permitted under law because they are defined as ‘external communications’. Farr’s statement, published today by the rights organisations, is the first time the Government has openly commented on how it thinks it can use the UK’s vague surveillance legal framework to indiscriminately intercept communications through its mass interception programme, TEMPORA. The secret policy outlined by Farr defines almost all communications via Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as webmail services Hotmail and Yahoo and web searches via Google, to be ‘external communications’ because they use web-based ‘platforms’ based in the US. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Your move, NSA. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Jessie
In Defense of Raccoons - http://animals.io9.com/in-defe...
In Defense of Raccoons
LIES! THERE IS NO DEFENSE. - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Saw a cat walking home yesterday, except on closer inspection it was a raccoon. - Andrew C (✔)
raccoons are awesome jessie!!!! do not deny it! - Sir Shuping is just sir
LOLOL I just saw this on i09 and thought of you! - Soup in a TARDIS
I think our apartment dumpster would be overrun with raccoons if the skunks hadn't moved in first. Skunks are our only defense against the forces of darkness. - Jessie
LIES. - Cecily
raccoons are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
But they're so cute*! (*except when rabid or trying to steal food out of your hands.) - Jenny H. from Android
Or when they gang up and carry off small pets to eat them. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A fledging winery here in annapolis royal says raccoons are their biggest threat. The vines are encased in electrified fencing and lots of keep out signs. Apparently some racoons can read and will move on. - Todd Hoff
The raccoons have only moved on to find something to knock over the fence. They're coming back. They aaaaalways come back. - Jessie
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Robogenesis: the terrifying sequel to Robopocalypse - Boing Boing - http://boingboing.net/2014...
Robogenesis: the terrifying sequel to Robopocalypse - Boing Boing
"Robogenesis is a novel about how regular people might fight and survive in a world populated by massively intelligent artificial intelligences (AIs). Unlike the natural world, members of this new species of AI do not form a natural class – each is radically different from the next, depending on what they were built for and on which datasets they were trained. These AI have different priorities when it comes to interacting with humankind, and we as a species are pushed to the limit of our ingenuity trying to maneuver and survive in this new world." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/securit...
Ars tests Internet surveillance—by spying on an NPR reporter | Ars Technica
"Our experiment would answer the question: could a passive observer of Internet traffic still learn much about a target in this post-Snowden world?" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Spoiler: the answer is "yes." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Shannon - GlassMistress
HS Graduation gift ideas needed. Boy, 18, Eaglescout, good kid, no college plans as yet. Go!
gift card to best buy - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
GPS - Janet from FFHound!
Price range? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Saying you were the victim of a "hate crime" because you got heckled out of a bar for wearing Google Glass makes me want to punch you in the face. Repeatedly. Now THAT would be a hate crime...
Seriously. I can't decide if these people are even for real. - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh, they are... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
You think? Not actors? Lord preserve us. - Soup in a TARDIS
The hate crime comment came from a woman who really was, in fact, chased out of a bar in San Francisco. They were mean to her and made her feel bad, Which is, apparently, the new definition of a hate crime. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Well it's a shame she was chased out of the bar but, as I recall, she mentioned that people became hostile (as opposed to mocking, I think) only after she began recording them. GEE, I WONDER WHY? - Soup in a TARDIS
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm contemplating getting a Misfit Shine because it's waterproof vs the water resistant FitBit One. I can swim with the Misfit Shine.
The flex it waterproof, I think. But it doesn't do stairs. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
But it's strictly a wristband isn't it? I need flexibility in terms of how I can wear it. Misfit Shine comes with a wrist band, a clip, and there's a separate necklace I can buy for it. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Right. The flex is just wrist band. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
None of the Fitbit trackers are designed for tracking swim strokes. You can log the activity manually, though. - Bruce Lewis
^Yup, I've done that with my FitBit One. They had avarious swimming activities from treading water to playing in water to full-on swimming laps. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Glass Half Empty - The Daily Show - Video Clip | Comedy Central - http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos...
Brilliant takedown of Google Glass users and Google Glass in general. And, a "hate crime?" Seriously, GTF over yourselves people. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The Nightmare on Connected Home Street | Gadget Lab | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
The Nightmare on Connected Home Street | Gadget Lab | WIRED
"I’d just reinstall the OS, but that would be too expensive. Besides, all my Nexus Home® stuff uses proprietary chargers, and I can’t deal with having Amazon drones come in and rip out the drywall again." LOLz - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Mark Trapp
Hey guys, remember the Zune?
No. - samet from iPhone
Nomads, man. - Stephen Mack
LOL, one of my friends still swears by his. - Jenny H. from Android
Ah, the halcyon digital media player days of the 2000s. - Mark Trapp
I think I saw one in the wild once. It was brown and lime green and looked liked a particularly blocky pile of poo. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
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