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Stephen Francoeur
Don't Get Used To Mobile Apps — Their Days Are Very Obviously Numbered
Don't Get Used To Mobile Apps — Their Days Are Very Obviously Numbered
When a linkbait site post says "very clearly" and "obviously" and "no doubt," you can anticipate a lot of doubt and enormous ambiguity on the topic. Heck, you can do that without even falling for the linkbait. (I have no horse in this race, since I have zero mobile apps downloaded to my nonexistent smartphone and/or "phablet.") - Walt Crawford
Funnily enough, I was kind of thinking that about Business Insider... - Zamms
Business Insider is pretty much the bottom feeder of tech biz "journalism." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ok, so the rhetoric and the venue may not be so hot, but the idea in the story was something I hadn't considered. As a UX person, I try to keep abreast of ever shifting trends in design. This other piece turned up in my feed a short time later and does a better job of talking about the same limitations of the app model for interaction: - Stephen Francoeur
Walt, if you don't use apps and don't care about them, perhaps you are not the target audience for this piece , regardless of its quality or validity. - laura x from iPhone
Laura: I respectfully disagree. The piece was typical wild-ass generalization of the "because X is superior, therefore Y will disappear" nature. Will mobile apps decline in importance? Probably--but that wouldn't be a BusInsider story. Stephen's later link was a whole lot better. I guess I just get tired of the linkbait approach used by BusInsider, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, a bunch of other... more... - Walt Crawford
Stephen: thanks for the link to that blog post. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
List of things you think are gross but other people seem to like for some reason.
Fish. - Jenny H. from Android
Stuffed Bell Peppers. (Sorry, Jenny!) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Prepackaged bread/pastry. - Meg VMeg
Poptarts, any and all flavors. - Janet
Anchovies - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Peanut butter - Stephen Mack
5 guys - Todd Hoff
Shellfish - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Beets. - Joe
Raw tomatoes. - Heather
Beets, black beans, cilantro, squash. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Cilantro, pigs feet, khaki pants, hair gel, lots of candy types, dryer sheets, anything with sodium lauryl sulfate in it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Mayonnaise, sour cream, cottage cheese - unless hidden in recipes where I can't see them. Cilantro. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
natto - Rodfather
Avocado and Justin Bieber - Kevin Fox
Eggplant, olives, pickled almost anything (exc. kimchee). - Walt Crawford
Marshmallows, lemon meringue pie, key lime pie, sugary beverages, Starbucks coffee, cheap beer, cottage cheese with fruit in it (I like mine plain), sugar and milk in farina (I prefer mine with butter, salt, & pepper), Italian fruit cake, fruity herbal teas, Earl Gray tea (smells like hair gel) - April Russo
Other people - Iain Baker
Iain wins. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Red vines. Peeps marshmallow thingies. Radicchio and frisee. - Laura Norvig
Broccoli. Cauliflower. Taco Bell. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
red wines?!?! - мик
all organ meats, durian fruit, felching, the GOP, every song from "Frozen", my own navel - Big Joe Silence
red wines = love. red vines = hate - Laura Norvig
I have some pork shoulder, cut in nice big stew chunks. I also have a bottle of hard cider. And red onion & carrots. What kind of greens would you throw in that pot? Anything else?
Salt, garlic - probably as whole peeled cloves, cumin? Also, I'd use at least one umami "cheat", whether that's fish sauce or anchovies or miso paste. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I dunno much about stewing with greens, so my instinct would be to cook em separately. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I would use spinach or mustard greens. I like stewing with mustard greens cut into strips, the best. I sauteed or roast them first. - Anika
Potatoes! :") - Jenny H. from Android
I would love potatoes in there, but I'll be serving it with rice or noodles, that's enough carbs. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I do have fish sauce. I have spinach, but there's a few dollars to pick up something different. Mustards sound good, I really like them with pork. Should pick up a piece of garlic too, don't have any fresh in the house. Plan to season with my house mix, which is black & red pepper, garlic powder, paprika, celery seed. Fish sauce is salty, prolly won't need to add much salt. Also a lil prepared mustard, I'm out of mustard powder. Maybe a pinch of ginger... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Another option would be to mix in fresh greens just before you serve. They'll preserve their flavor and texture and make a nice contrast with the stew. Chopped mustard, kale or bok choy. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Yes, thin greens would get thrown on top near the end of cooking, to wilt & soak up flavor but not stewed into strings :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Bok choy is kind of my go to green, I buy/cook it more than any other. It's possible I go with that again :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm making this stove top, thought about the slow cooker but nah, not this time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Voter ID Law - -
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Voter ID Law -
Poll taxes are back. Institutional racism wins again. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
And democracy loses. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Bode Miller Is Becoming a Horse Trainer | News from the Field | -
Bode Miller Is Becoming a Horse Trainer | News from the Field |
See that picture? I took it at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Outside credits it to Wikimedia Commons. I don't mind them using it but the photo credit would have been nice. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
And it WAS shared under CC with an attribution requirement. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
So they should have credited me. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Samsung expects a 60% drop in profits this quarter | Ars Technica -
Samsung expects a 60% drop in profits this quarter | Ars Technica
As I've said before, Android is a like a deadly virus that spreads everywhere but kills the hosts that carry it. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
2015 BMW i8: The Jalopnik Review -
2015 BMW i8: The Jalopnik Review
"Compared to everything else in its class, the i8 feels like the first generation of something new and exciting. The other cars feel like the last generation of something that has been around forever." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Archie, Cooper, and Eli are :-D. Peyton is '-( .
If I could go back in time, I would kick Archie Manning in the nuts until he was sterile - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
That's a hell of a niche alternate future history book right there. - Mark H
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Not gonna lie: I'll probably be asleep by 7.
Or running through my neighborhood Will Ferrel-style. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I'm getting drunk!
Aha Toro Blanco. Don't need no stinkin' ice. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The 3 Most Ridiculous Things Ray Lewis Said During ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' - Touching All the Bases - -
The 3 Most Ridiculous Things Ray Lewis Said During ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' - Touching All the Bases -
There's some things you can cover up. And there's some things you can't. He really said that. Yes, he did. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Murder. Murder is one of those things you can cover up. As soon as I saw he was on ESPN's countdown this year I stopped watching that show. - Steve C Team Marina
This is his second season on there. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
iOS 8 and my iPad 3 are not getting along. At all.
Uh oh. Not much hope for my iPad 2, then. - Spidra Webster
Working ok on mine. Am I missing something? - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
I've seen reports that the older the device, the more likely it's going to be painfully slow. - Jennifer Dittrich
For me it wasn't about speed, it was that it was completely unstable. The iPad would spontaneously reboot every 5-10 minutes. I finally fixed it by doing a complete restore. Works finally and it's not horribly slow, but it's not 100% smooth either. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
But I have heard that it runs like a bloated dog on the iPad2. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
holly #ravingfangirl
Grosse Pointe Blank is still so good.
Some things, like me for instance and Grosse Pointe Blank and wine and bourbon, only get better with age. - Friar Will
what's not to like about John Cusack?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Just watched that again! - Yolanda
I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been? - Kristin
"10 YEARS, MAN!" - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
The (early) Beatles were a pop band that had their own branded talc powder and were dismissed as long haired pretty boys with rubbish music. Today's music may actually be rubbish but I always have in the back of my mind that when my dad was young, my grandmother said the same thing then with the same confidence as I do now.
Also, fun fact. My dad is probably one of the only people who has seen both The Beatles and The Wiggles play in the same venue :) - Johnny
Some will... and for some it will be transformative and nudge them towards other creative pursuits. There is enough bullshit in this world so I'm trying hard to not personally crap on any art or creative pursuit that is designed to make people happy. Also, even blatant dumb commercial pop music when done extremely well has some good qualities. - Johnny from iPhone
They didn't have AutoTune then. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
True, but the Beatles were pioneers of experimental effects on the music. John Lennon often used double tracking and echo effects because he disliked the sound of his voice. - Johnny
Also, given their love of using the studio to the full limits (See: Revolver, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour) the assumption that the Beatles wouldn't have utilised at least some part of the technology if it was available is weak. - Johnny
The issue is not that the Beatles would have used AutoTune if it existed then, but that if AutoTune existed then the Beatles would have been "just another band." Effects are one thing and can be creative, but the cumulative impact of AutoTune is that within their respective genres (but especially pop) everybody sounds the same. Equally awful. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
That assumes that the Beatles early skyrocketing success was due purely to their musical talents and not their marketability as 4 good/reasonably looking young boys with rebellious haircuts that pissed off your parents. There were plenty of better talented artists around at the time that never broke it because they wouldn't have worked on a can of Talc. - Johnny
Case In Point:The Beatles at Shea Stadium. They could have unplugged their instruments because the noise from the screaming fans drowned out the actual music. Most of the audio on the film recording is either redubbed or taken from other concerts. - Johnny
"Soft rock" - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Richard Sherman refuses to speak to media after being “exposed” | ProFootballTalk -
Richard Sherman refuses to speak to media after being “exposed” | ProFootballTalk
You mad bro? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories -
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
"Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
This: "... The Apple Watch is absolutely the best smart watch on the planet. That much I'm sure of. But are we sure that wearable technology is something we really want? In the same way those who publicly wore blue-tooth headsets five years ago and those who wore Google Glass one year ago, will smart watches ever become a thing that people genuinely want? If anyone can make it happen, it's Apple. It's going to take a lot of time, and a lot of test cases when this thing launches next year ..." - WarLord
I think the secret sauce here isn't the watch itself, but the (as yet unproven) ability of the watch to reduce friction in things like payments and IoT integration. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Apple Made a Perfect Watch, But Needs to Decide What It's Good For | WIRED -
Apple Made a Perfect Watch, But Needs to Decide What It's Good For | WIRED
"[...] what’s missing amidst the Apple Watch’s litany of features is any sense of the restraint that has guided Apple’s products in the past. There’s no suggestion that Apple has cracked what these weird watch things are really all about. The watch seemed like a perfect opportunity to do less. Instead, Apple seemingly just threw up their hands and did it all." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
They had to specify "boneless"? o_O
Also known as "imitation calamari." Or bung. Quite possibly the funniest This American Life episode ever. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
If there are tentacles, I should be OK, right? Right? - Victor Ganata
I also wonder why they have to specify "inverted". - Victor Ganata
Generalizing from chicken breasts, I'd have to think that the opposite is, "bone in pork rectums". - DJF from Android
"bone in pork rectums" is popular in some areas of the south though illegal in most of the country. - Steve C Team Marina
Imma gonna wreck those rectums. - Stephen Mack
Posted July 20, 2013 as 113th Congress Group Photo: - April Russo
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Ridiculous Patch is Latest Proof No One Believes in Derek Jeter's Legend More Than Derek Jeter - Touching All the Bases - -
Ridiculous Patch is Latest Proof No One Believes in Derek Jeter's Legend More Than Derek Jeter - Touching All the Bases -
"You'd think he'd have had the self-awareness to take a black marker to that five Gold Gloves nonsense. But maybe self-awareness, like ranging to his left, is one of the tools he lacks." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
Maybe he could also wear a black armband in his own memory. - John (bird whisperer)
I think it would have to have his accomplishments stitched into it before it would pass muster. - Jennifer Dittrich
Eric - It's My Thing
WTF? you couldn't make this shit up. - Big Joe Silence
C'mon guys. That's the highest quality guest they could get. He's the top of the shelf in what's left! - Johnny from iPhone
Mutherfuker looks like an imam, I guess. - Steele Lawman
That sentence is a hallucination. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
It was probably pretty hard for Fox to land that "exclusive." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Steve C Team Marina
Report: Wes Welker suspended four games for use of amphetamines | FOX Sports -
Report: Wes Welker suspended four games for use of amphetamines | FOX Sports
"Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for use of amphetamines, according to a report confirmed by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. The story, originally reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, says Welker will miss the first four games of the season." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
We'll be fine with Tammie. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
He needed something to help him hold up that giant oversized helmet. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right -
Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right
OMG, Melanie Griffith's face... it's just...I don't even... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
PSA, kids: just say no to bad plastic surgery. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
I never thought about this before, but are the space shuttles actually capable of being flown through the air? I always assumed that landing the shuttle was really more of a controlled fall and that spaceships generally don't make good planes nor vice-versa.
I suppose the reason why they flew the shuttle on jumbo jets might simply be because jet fuel is still way cheaper than rocket fuel. - Victor Ganata
I don't think it has any engine to support regular flight. - Eric - It's My Thing
That's what I thought. The space shuttle is the main reason why science fiction that depicts spaceships being able to fly like a plane when in the atmosphere of planet has always had a tendency to break my suspension of disbelief :D - Victor Ganata
No the space shuttle can't fly it's not designed for flight aerodynamically, weight wise, or propulsion systems. It's essentially a cinder block with rockets attached. - Steve C Team Marina
My former brother in law was in aerospace in the USAF and told me when elected officials came by for a tour they would always ask for a shuttle that could take off and land like a plane. Then he'd roll his eyes. - Eric - It's My Thing
Nasa and or darpa have had some "space plane" projects over the years. lots of money with limited success, I think. - Christina Pikas
The Space Shuttle acts as a glider on reentry and absolutely is designed for aerodynamic flight. It generates lift and is controllable. It has a glide ratio of about 4.5 to 1, which compares to 9 to 1 for a Cessna. - Brian Johns
^This. The shuttle is technically a "lifting body" design. So, somewhat more aerodynamic than a brick. But the mythical spaceplane is actually not outside the realm of possibility; it's really a function of having a new engine technology. Like this: - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Going back to your original question, I guess it depends on what you consider "flown through the air". It is flown through the air every time it lands. But if you're talking about horizontal takeoff or powered horizontal flight, then no, it wasn't designed for that. - Brian Johns
Yeah, horizontal takeoff/powered flight. So basically the space shuttle isn't like an X-Wing or a Federation shuttlecraft or a Veritech fighter :) - Victor Ganata
I wonder if the Skylon would be able to fly out to the ISS? It's technically only "a few hundred km above the Earth" - Victor Ganata
Probably not the Skylon itself, because the ISS is in a relatively high orbit so it would require a lot of fuel. But the same technology could probably be applied to a larger air/spacecraft. Assuming it works. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Of course, something like this is going to be the preferred method for getting into low earth orbit... - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Man, if even Elon Musk thinks a space elevator is going be unfeasible for a *long* time…. Of course, he has a vested interest in it *not* becoming viable, but, still…. - Victor Ganata
Mary B: #TeamMonique
RT @missangeladavis: Whole wheat ice cream sandwiches? Who...why...? *throws phone* "@Food52: #MeatlessMonday"
RT @missangeladavis: Whole wheat ice cream sandwiches? Who...why...? *throws phone* "@Food52:  #MeatlessMonday"
I don't know about this, but one of these days, I'm going to try an ice cream panini. - Victor Ganata
With brownies as the bread? I could get behind that in a hurry. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
My hatred of people may be a hindrance to a possible career as a publican.
If you can transform it into grumpy disdain, it might still work. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah it could become a thing think "soup nazi" - WarLord
There was a bar in the Haight famous for its mean and intolerant bartender. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
Is it weird that there have been a bunch of hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific and none in the Atlantic?
Seriously, the Eastern Pacific is on "L" already while the Atlantic literally has nothing right now - Victor Ganata
Oh, I guess the Atlantic has had Arthur and Bertha so far - Victor Ganata
I guess this is typical of an El Niño year. - Victor Ganata
The Atlantic has been unusually quiet, but a quiet year happens occasionally, and it is typical for the Atlantic to quiet down during El Niño years. - John (bird whisperer)
I wonder if there is any correlation to the unusually cool summer in the eastern half of the U.S. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Brian Johns
I was going to give Stephen Mack a pass on the whole "celebrity deaths come in threes" because I figured Robin Williams was big enough to count for three. But now with Lauren Bacall, I'm not so sure.
Don't mess with me, Johns. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Start a 48 hour clock and we'll see. - Brian Johns
Mack speaks the truth. Always in threes. - Mary Carmen
Does the nascar driver killed over the weekend count as #1? I don't want to hear of another celeb death... - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Ooh - good idea. If we don't have anything better to go with by Thursday night we'll go with him and call it a triad. - Brian Johns
I stand by my previous posts debunking the "celebrity deaths come in threes" superstition. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Does Philip Seymour Hoffman not count? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
oh my god. - Laura Norvig
The fact you can't name the NASCAR killer means he doesn't count. GL to all celebs. - Louis Gray
According to my mom, Ed Nelson from Peyton Place & The Twilight Zone is #3. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
If Thursday night (an arbitrary deadline) comes and goes and nobody else (arbitrarily) famous enough dies then I will consider that scientific proof that the "celebrities die in threes" thing is a myth. I may be willing to join the “Celebrity deaths come in 1.7s” camp based on this very scientific data. - Brian Johns
Followup and Conclusion: After an extensive period of data collection and analysis over the last 4 days, I have changed my mind and joined Stephen's 1.7 bandwagon. Basically, I picked Robin Williams as a test and I haven't seen two other similarly noteworthy celebrities die so I'm going to generalize that experience over the entire realm of possibility and call it a scientific fact. If... more... - Brian Johns
Good analysis, Sparky! - Stephen Mack
This is how science is done, except I should have gotten a grant. - Brian Johns
Jay Adams has passed away. They do come in threes. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Who? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of the Z-Boys/ Lords of Dogtown. One of the guys who was involved in evolving skateboarding to it's modern style. - NOT THE CRICKET from iPhone
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
This just in: I do not enjoy training for a marathon. At all.
No, that doesn't sound like fun. Probably involves running? - Morgan Fugel from Android
Yes, and for me also not drinking. Or eating. Or staying up late. Or, really, anything I actually like to do. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
But how else will people know the Persians have invaded? - Spidra Webster
The Internet? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Victor Ganata
Spanish priest infected with Ebola dies; WHO OKs experimental drug use - L.A. Times
I wonder if they were able to give him his dose of ZMapp. - Victor Ganata
According to NPR, he did get it, but it wasn't clear how long it was before he died. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Stephen Mack
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
My favorite movie sequence of all time is this bit from The Fisher King. #saturdayff
(The Fisher King, 1991, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Robin Williams, Amanda Plummer and Jeff Bridges. - Stephen Mack
I think I may have posted this before, come to think of it. - Stephen Mack
They had to film that at like 3 am. - Akiva
Shit. RIP, Robin. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wanted to love this again. - Julian
"I like New York in June..." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
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