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Google reveals its self-driving cars, which have no steering wheel or brakes -
Why do they call it "self" driving? A car is not a self. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Stephen Mack
How have I never known this before today?
gas tank side.png
My car's indicator is in the middle photo -- it spells it out literally, but I never noticed before this morning, when my girlfriend Elizabeth told me about an Ellen DeGeneres routine regarding these indicator arrows. - Stephen Mack
You all knew about this years ago, right? - Stephen Mack
...yes. But Justin did not until about 6 months ago when I pointed it out. - Jenica
I know it, but I don't remember when I learned. Probably in a time period when I had to use rental cars a good bit. - ellbeecee
yes useful on rental cars - Steve C Team Marina
No, we didn't all know about this years ago. Or maybe everybody else did... - Walt Crawford
I think I learned it here, on Friendfeed, a few months ago. - Betsy
Betsy, dang, I must have not opened my browser that day. - Stephen Mack
In my youth 55 - 59 Caddy hid their gas cap under the left tail light... - WarLord
WarLord, I remember some Oldsmobile (?) from the '70s that one of my East coast relatives had, where the gas cap was behind the license plate. The greatest joy he had was to drive into a service station and wait as the attendant kept walking around and around the car trying to find it. (Edit: I see now this is mentioned in that blog post.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen: Because you apparently do not read Rhymes With Orange. Because she did a comic strip about this a week or two ago. :-) - Brian Johns
Sparky, true, I gave up comics when I stopped subscribing to the Merc. - Stephen Mack
I had no idea. I even used my sideviews to remember which side it's on. Confusing when you switch between cars and the tank is on the other side. - Anika
I will not question your intellect. 'Tis a mere detail. - Louis Gray
I learned many years ago when I rented a car & the agent pointed it out. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I had an issue this weekend where I was talking about my old car and promptly pulled up on the wrong side of the pump for the one I was actually driving. - Neal Krummell
I missed that day of school. My 2002 4Runner doesn't have a sided-ness indicator. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
This is awesome! - Janet
This came in handy today, driving a rental to the gas station. Of course, first I had to find the little gas pump icon as I'm coasting towards the pumps 'cause I didn't think of it before I got there. - Betsy
Screw the indicators. I want to know if Elizabeth is a girlfriend or a *girlfriend*. If you catch my drift. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
My 2003 Hyundai doesn't have them. - Jennifer Dittrich
Now I want a t-shirt but with the gas pump icon on it and the triangle-arrow pointing up toward my mouth. And inside the gas pump icon would be a tiny chicken leg silhouette. - Akiva
My dad told me this a few years ago - last month, when I told a guy friend, he said he'd never heard it before, which surprised me, as he usually seems to know these things way more than I do. - Corinne L
I always struggle to find that fucker. Thank you, Stephen! - Eivind
Judging by the number of donkeys I see at gas stations dragging the hose across their car to reach the fill spot, it's clear that MANY people do not know about this. - Ken Gidley
Ken: Or their fuel gauges aren't marked? I wonder what percentage of cars do use this system. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Laura has a valid point. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Is this a real thing, or an evolution of the pre-existing urban myth? You know, the one which states that the position of the hose on image of the pump itself tells you which side your filler cap is on. - Slippy
It's a real thing, and the arrows themselves became common early 2000's, but handle on the pump also works on most vehicles back through the 90's. I think there's only been one or two vehicles where it was wrong. - NOT THE CRICKET
So that was a real thing too? Now I have to figure out why I thought it wasn't. - Slippy
I don't think the handle on the pump one is true -- just the arrows. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
when did this convention begin? from which country? - Adriano
Could it be that the fact that this is an urban an urban myth? Is this the first urban metamyth? - Slippy
Stephen, I've definitely used the handle one in the past. If it's not true, it's been pretty consistent in effectively deducing side. (When the arrow isn't there.) - NOT THE CRICKET
I remember learning this from an issue of Reader's Digest. :) - LB: Unable to Can from Android
Laura Norvig
Darwin Information Typing Architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
something for me to bone up on - Laura Norvig from Bookmarklet
Kevin Fox
Hey, folks! Sup?
Just browsing the electoral aftermath. - Xabaras (G.O.)
Late night reading, trying to get tired enough for sleep :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Repainting the bedroom donkey kong blue - All You Can Arcade from Android
About to board a plane for London. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Yo. - imabonehead
Hi Kevin! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I remember this guy. - Akiva
You know, the usesh. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, the usual. More Friendfeeder weddings, of course. - Laura Norvig
holly #ravingfangirl
someone needs to make this for me!! | Toasted Coconut and Lime Ice Cream | Serious Eats
someone needs to make this for me!! | Toasted Coconut and Lime Ice Cream | Serious Eats
Oh, yummy. I want to sign on for that. - Jennifer Dittrich
bonus points if they use key limes too. - holly #ravingfangirl
this just makes me want to make my key lime coconut cake. >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
Reminds me of a song ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
^^^ - Betsy
that too :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Y'ALLLLLLLLL I CAN MAKE THIS NOW - holly #ravingfangirl
i've made this before and can confirm that is delicious. i can't wait to see your results, holly! - Marie
Monique Judge
Toni Braxton really out here saying God gave her child autism as punishment for her previously having an abortion.
So Toni Braxton thinks God is a dick, then? - Steele Lawman
Well, she's not alone ... - MoTO: Team Marina
Heh, my friends have a song called "God is a dick". I'm not sure it's up on the web anywhere though. - Laura Norvig
Bill Maher does go there: - John Dupuis
Ken Sheppardson
Yes. - Johnny from iPhone
No, they shut it down 6 months ago.... - Joe
we are ghosts. - Big Joe Silence
These are not the droids you're looking for. - Spidra Webster
It's a shadow of its former self. - Akiva
As is everything. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Tis true. - Akiva
*waves and whistles innocently* - Laura Norvig
It's working fine in this universe. - David Lounsbury
The universe that is 3.78 billionths of a meter to the left of you? Not that one. - Joe
*thinks of a vacuum cleaner and telekinetically resets server again* - Big Joe Silence
hey guys, who's that? - Meg VMeg
First time here in months...years? And I see Ken's post on Best of Day. Which was pretty much my thought as well. <waves to everyone> - Hutch Carpenter
Hi, Hutch! :) - Anne Bouey
Joe: No, the other one. The one where he stepped on that butterfly back in '11. - David Lounsbury
Meg, Ken is a bona fide technorati in my book. He even worked at TWiT for awhile. - Laura Norvig
What's FriendFeed? - Steven Perez
Only because someone stole the keys to the friendfeed server cupboard and won't give them back. - Slippy
:))) - afraal
Laura Norvig
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters -
KRJDA | Borland Corporate Headquarters
My work has downsized so much in the past two years that, even though we own our building, we can no longer afford to heat, cool, and pay the electric bill. We are most likely going to lease office space in ... the old Borland building! - Laura Norvig
Sold to a Chinese investor for 12 million dollars last summer. - Laura Norvig
So, this is really happening. We are going to be on the third floor, in the spaces that were formerly for executives. They have to do lots of improvements first, so it won't be for about four months. - Laura Norvig
Wow looks amazing! - Steve and 4 other people
Hey, I walk my dogs around there. After he gets all muddy I let him take a dip in the pond. - Todd Hoff
Take lots of pics! - Meg VMeg
Ooh, Borland - Amit Patel
Laura Norvig
Free Will Astrology : Cancer Horoscope -
"The moon shows us a different phase every 24 hours, which makes it seem changeable. But in fact, not much actually happens on the moon. It has no atmosphere, no weather, no wind, no plant life, no seasons. There is some water, but it's all frozen. Is there anything like this in your own life, Cancerian? Something that on the surface of things seems to be in constant motion, but whose underlying state never actually shifts or develops? According to my analysis, now would be an excellent time for you to revise the way you understand this part of your world, and then update your relationship with it." - Laura Norvig from Bookmarklet
Louis Gray
When I type F in my browser bar, it still autocompletes to FriendFeed.
Mine comes up I stream a lot of shows from there. - Akiva
Foursquare for me ;-) But then, FriendFeed is constantly open in a tab anyway. - Nils Sandin
Same here. - Sean McBride
Facebook *sigh* - Eric - Poppa Large
Foursquare for me too - Maryam Ardakani
Friendfeed for me - Steve C Team Marina
what Eric said. - Laura Norvig
FriendFeed. - John (bird whisperer)
Friendfeed :D, every browser... didn't try on IE, do I ? - Andrea Margheritoni
Friendfeed. Old habits. - Iain Baker - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
La ilgilenin şu friendfeedle bu böyle gitmez. - «diCaprio»
Friendfeed for me, too. And Friendfeed is 1 of only 3 urls listed in my browser's top 10 that isn't work related. - April Russo (friendfeed is second) - Eivind
Friendfeed for me on both laptop and phone browser. - Jenny H. from Android
(And please, keep an eye on it from time to time...) - Xabaras (G.O.)
Golden View Popup Link Keeper —my NEW Chrome app -
WHAT IT'S NOT: Just a current page bookmark app. WHAT IT DOES DO is add a gold star UI to save in-page links intelligently to Pocket (, formerly Read It Later). - Micah
SMARTER SAVING: 1) Links are of course saved, but the post title / tweet content / search result text are also saved. 2) @twitter handle, display name on Friendfeed, and name on Google+ are saved as tags along with the link. - Micah
WHICH SITES DOES IT WORK ON? Twitter, Google+, Friendfeed and Google Search are all currently supported. More to come. Each can be enabled/disabled in the option settings. - Micah
Letting my friendfeeders know first. - Micah
All my Chrome users out there, if you could check it out for me that would be tastic! - Micah
*BUMP* for morning crew. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hey Micah, can you explain the purpose of this again? Is it mostly a large-scale link saver (so I can grab external links from feeds and put them in one place)? It's not intended as a self-archiving tool (for non-linked content within feeds) is it? - Meg VMeg
Meg, I'll answer more thoroughly later today, but basically, you can save a post/tweet/Google search result -- the URL mainly, but the username and title are saved too. And you get a hovercard style Popup of your recent links. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg, here are some more screenshots: —more questions welcome. :) - Micah
Thanks! - Meg VMeg
Ok, I just made this screencast demo tonight—let me know how well it helps explain GVPLK. Thanks! - Micah
Thx Micah! - sofarsoShawn
Welcome Shawn, thanks! - Micah
AJ, are you a hard core delicious user? I'll take a look at their API, thx. - Micah
I still use them from time to time. Not hardcore anymore. - AJ Batac
What's springpad's niche? - Micah
Installed and watching the video. So ... the idea is that it will save links from Twitter, G+, and search *to* Pocket? - Laura Norvig
hmm, my saves do not show the plus user (or even post title) when I go back to Pocket. Ahh, maybe because I am bookmarking it from a circle I created that only has myself in it (my own gplus "stuff to save" circle). Yep, that was it. Oooh, I am loving Pocket already ... - Laura Norvig
Love the play-by-play -- thanks for the feedback, Laura. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Any thoughts or requests from anyone? I'm working on making the new Pocket account signup possible right from the GVPLK options page—but if there's something more pressing would love to hear about it. THX - Micah
Laura Norvig
I am in awe of my niece. She has summer internship offers from Square, Reddit, LinkedIn, Benetech, and waiting to hear from Khan Academy. She will probably be making more than me too. #ShouldHaveLearnedToCode
it's never too late! I'm signing up for the next round of coding classes here in Athens. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Ooh, Benetech - Amit Patel
really? say more, Amit! She was thinking it would not be as stimulating to her as the other places because I think she would be the only intern there. But I know social causes mean a lot to her. - Laura Norvig
It may not be as stimulating from a pure tech perspective but my guess is that working on social causes would be cool, and a smaller organization would mean she'd get to interact with *lots* more non-development roles. When Google was small, I got to see how everything connected together. I got to see how the stuff I did was useful to the organization as a whole. When the organization... more... - Amit Patel
Just saw her Facebook status, looks like she's going with Square. - Laura Norvig
Awesome! - Amit Patel
Yeah, kinda jealous! Fascinated by Jack after reading Hatching Twitter. - Laura Norvig
Ruth Kneale
YES, dammit. RT @skeskali Know what would be awesome? If employers made it possible to donate sick days to people who have run out of them.
MFPOW did that. It started out fairly informally, but turned into a formal "hours of sick leave" donation pool that could be used as needed by our coworkers. - WebGoddess
The U of Iowa does that. My former employer did that. My current one does not. - laura x
We're allowed to do that as well (and not just sick days) as long as they're within the state employees system. You can either donate directly, or to a pool of days that people can tap into if they have an extended illness. - Jennifer Dittrich
MPOW has a leave donation request program, which is nice. It's not available to contractors, though, but hopefully I won't find myself in need of its help. - Zamms
My coworkers wanted to donate sick leave to me because I had to use up all of mine for maternity leave and thus had nothing when I got back to work and babyx got sick. Bleah. - laura x
MPOW won't allow it at all, for any type of leave. Between my own compromised system and caring for my mother, who's slowly dying of leukemia, I have zero leave. I have coworkers with hundreds of hours of time who've asked HR if they can give them to me - and I love them for that. But HR said flat out, No. - Ruth Kneale
Ours will, but you have to donate into the pool to draw from it, and then it has to be for a major illness and there's a committee that approves/denies requests. - ellbeecee
Ours is similar to what LBC has--which always strikes me as a little odd because often you can't prepare for it and how much are supposed to donate isn't clear. - Hedgehog
That idea is the second most awesome thing next to unlimited sick leave. - Deborah Fitchett
We could do that when I worked for the State of Texas (ca. 1988-1996) - Glen Campbell
We started having this but when I read the finer print, I found out the recipient had to be facing financial hardship - you couldn't just give it to anyone. - Laura Norvig
You guys are incredibly fortunate to work in places that allow this, and for those who have donated, you're also incredibly generous to help out your colleagues. <3 - Cecily
We did that at State of MD. You only had to donate a day or so to be part of the Leave Bank. Often a coworker in our own dept would have a need for more leave and we'd each designate a day or two to her. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Amit Patel
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game. -
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.
Our Technology - Pixel Press | Draw your own video game.
"What is Pixel Press and what’s behind the curtain? You draw a bunch of symbols and lines on a piece of paper, snap a picture of it and Pixel Press turns it into a video game." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
This sounds awesome. - Laura Norvig
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Gentlemen, don't ask the question if you don't really want to know the answer. #datingtips
So you're saying they are real then? - Steve C Team Marina
and they're fabulous? - Bren
spectacular - Laura Norvig
Damn. My bad. - Bren from iPhone
yes, my eyebrows are real and spectacular. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
:) - Bren from iPhone
Stephen Mack
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture] -
On Christopher Evan Welch’s Last "Silicon Valley" Episode [Vulture]
From the article: "Last night's Silicon Valley was Christopher Evan Welch's last. Because after shooting five episodes playing the show's best and most interesting character, Welch couldn't go on, as a result of complications stemming from the cancer that would eventually kill him." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Very sad. RIP. His portrayal of this character really was brilliant. - Stephen Mack
Wow, had no idea. Easily the best character on the show. - Mark Trapp
Such a flexible actor -- he had such a wide range: - Stephen Mack
He was amazing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I actually didn't like his character until the Burger King scene and then suddenly it all made sense. - Akiva
Todd Hoff
Ok, this episode is funny but not accurate. You just don't fuck up the ddl, persistence layer etc. it would be in source code control at least.
I thought it was really bad for the most part. Entirely inconsequential. Outside of the preposterous Jared storyline, you could erase the episode from the series and no one would know any different. - Akiva
But Ehrlich's slap was heard round the world. - NOT THE CRICKET
That was the best bit and totally unexpected. - Akiva
Ack, spoilers! But thx for reminding me to watch. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I come over to my parents' for Mother's Day and my mom in less than 10 minutes of me getting here finds a way to hurt my feelings. Thanks Mom!
If it ain't dysfunctional, it ain't family. Hope your kids gave you some good Mother's Day love at least. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Hugs - Yolanda from Android
what laura said. I didn't call my stepmom yesterday b/c I didn't want to deal. sent her a gift in the mail and a text msg. that's the best I could manage. hope you got yours at some point. *hugs* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Amit Patel
Went to Edward Tufte's visualization class today. On one of the handouts, guess who was mentioned? Woot!
Congrats. - Sean McBride
Nice! - imabonehead
Those are amazing. You are smart. You make things go. - Laura Norvig
Just for those that don't know. Bret & Amit aren't one and the same, at least from the images and talks I've seen of them. Both are awesome. If they are one and that same, they are super super awesome. - NOT THE CRICKET
I met Bret for the first time this week, so I'm pretty sure he and I are not the same person. I have very few pictures or videos of me online. Louis Gray posted one of the very few. - Amit Patel
Nice, Amit! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Steve Gillmor
GIllmor Gang, recording live today 1pm PT participate at
Is Dre here? - J.C. Bouvier
I'm playing the role of Dre today - Keith Teare
Ha ha...nice. - J.C. Bouvier
Better load up on your "mfs" Keith - Tom Guarriello
You'll make a great Dr. Dre, Keith. - Francine Hardaway
iri man - Keith Teare
Keith is multitalented for sure. didn't he recently debut his Elvis impression on GG? - Tina Chase Gillmor
irie - Keith Teare
I can do Lennon today - Keith Teare
"I don't believe in Beats, I just believe in streams..." - J.C. Bouvier
so who's on - Kevin Marks
Hey Tina, Happy Mother's Day. I'm going to be up there next week for my bday and want to have some friends come by the Ritz on Friday PM for a drink. (Not on the order of Scoble's benders, though.) Anyone I know from the area is welcome. Ritz bar 5:30 - Francine Hardaway
Cool. Say hi to Miko! - Robert Scoble
i love this cool starts ! - flyinthesoup
Steve with a classic GG welcome! - Tom Guarriello
what's josh's twitter? - Kevin Marks
@joshm - Kevin Marks
Tell Josh there's an error in the array on his whiteboard - Charlie Isaacs
+1 Charlie - Tom Guarriello
Hi everyone :) - Charlie Isaacs
Charlie: Don't worry, Klaatu will sneak in and solve it. - Alex de Soto the Gillmor Gang - Tina Chase Gillmor
Hey Tina, I'm finally here while the show is live! This is exciting! - Jeff Grosse
whoa, the stream is embedded in my tweet - Kevin Marks
Hi Jeff Grosse - Tina Chase Gillmor
welcome - Tina Chase Gillmor
Thank you - Jeff Grosse
Tim Cook wants to say to the world: "iBeats Google." - Alex de Soto
+1 Alex - Charlie Isaacs
Beats would improve iTunes and iRadio to deliver curated music in the "Age of Context" and wearables. Shuffle on iWatch would suck. - Alex de Soto
Beats is a youth brand - Tom Guarriello
Doesn't FB do private (invite-only) converations this already? I regularly participate in a 4000 member private facebook group. - Murray Macdonald
I have a set - Francine Hardaway
Francine - I will be there! but a reminder will help ;-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
I've got some, but they're not as good as the price would assume - Jeff Grosse
They are shit but they look pretty - Francine Hardaway
there are nicer headphones - Kevin Marks
as Scoble would say... it sends a signal - Tina Chase Gillmor
And they are widely available. - christina sponselli
Spotify beats Beats - Da from Android
Popular with some pro athletes, too. - christina sponselli
Red is the new White! - Alex de Soto
My Bose are nicer - Francine Hardaway
Rumor is that Apple is going to crush the Beats product line and create Borscht - Charlie Isaacs
Def a fashion statement vs.a high quality audiophile collectible... - J.C. Bouvier
christina: they are getting paid to wear them and they get TONS of free ones. - Robert Scoble
Hey Josh, call your gang and endeavour your show please... - flyinthesoup
Mine early version broke, battery not replaceable, they said they would replace, but they never followed up, got to call them again. - Arnie Klaus
Robert, true but they wear them and kids follow suit. - christina sponselli
Francine: RedBull sells $2 billion of a crappy product using the same techniques. - Robert Scoble
Worth watching today: Jimmy Iovine's video interview with Mossberg from 2/13/2013: It's not about the headsets. - Alex de Soto
I agree Robert - Francine Hardaway
christina: right. It's celebrity tying. Beats does it better than anyone. - Robert Scoble
Bob Lefsetz... - J.C. Bouvier
Dre's video definitely makes it look like he thinks it's real - Tom Guarriello
I +LOVE+ Bob Lefsetz. - Robert Scoble
+100 Tom... - J.C. Bouvier
desperate Apple move since its cloud offerings suck - Da from Android
Beats does NOT suck. - Robert Scoble
(THe streaming service) - Robert Scoble
tell that to HTC - Da from Android
Haven't tried the streaming service - Francine Hardaway
Beats reminds me of the old IBM sarcastic slogans "You can buy smaller but you can't buy more expensive." Oh wait, maybe that was Bose. - Charlie Isaacs
Could they have future products and services which impressed Apple - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Sennheiser FTW - Kevin Marks
RE: Lefsetz Robert, + 100. He can be hit or miss, but you gotta love him. - J.C. Bouvier
I have Sennheiser ear buds. They are quite good - Francine Hardaway
only the best for Francine - Tina Chase Gillmor
I vouch for X11i Klipsch ear buds. - Alex de Soto
Apple wants exclusive access to Iovine and Dr. Dre, as well as a platform and name upon which to build a better music streaming service. Beats is a faddy product right now, but with incredible margins. - Thomas Rector
nothing sounds very good if you're neil young 'cos your hearing is shot from standing in front of amps for 40 years - Kevin Marks
The Beats buy, if true, does set Tim Cook apart as CEO, this isn't a move I think SJ would have made...but how do they incorporate the brand into the Apple mothership? Beats by Apple? Or just a independent subsidiary? - J.C. Bouvier
Wearables: headphones are wearables, perhaps more functions could be built into headphones - Charles Carrico
Over the next few years , Apple will have an iTunes Streaming Business. Think Spotify mixed with Netflix - Moe Glitz from iPhone
OMG I can live without my iPad - Tina Chase Gillmor
Steve, once again you are thinking like a 65 year old man. Millennials drive this segment of the business, and sound quality is not the anchor it is to us. - Thomas Rector
I was curious if I would notice the difference on my Pono when I get it because I'm so old - Francine Hardaway
meant can't - Tina Chase Gillmor
SJ wouldn't have needed to do this deal because he could do the media biz brinkmanship negotiation - Kevin Marks
I've knda given up on my iPad. I use my MacBook Air and my phone - Francine Hardaway
the phone has eaten the use case - Kevin Marks
phone too small for all that i want to do - Tina Chase Gillmor
Headphones as wearables are a good thought. We already wear them - Francine Hardaway
iphones are too small, yes - Kevin Marks
that will change - Kevin Marks
If you travel on a plane these days, iPad is completely the way to go. Laptop is too big - Jeff Grosse
I love the large phone form-factor for simple apps, and a 4K desktop monitor for coding and browsing. Laptop is an awkward middleground. - Murray Macdonald
nexus 7 - Kevin Marks
oh. the old on the plane fashionable context...come on - flyinthesoup
See lots of tablets in meetings w/ colleagues. - christina sponselli
I do use a tablet on the plane. But don't spend my life on planes - Francine Hardaway
Francine Hardaway: thankyou for noticing my comment - look at all the space inside an earphone for processors etc.. which won't fit into a watch - Charles Carrico
If and when I wear an iWatch, it would be cool to turn on iRadio with one touch and get a good context-sensitive playlist. That's what Beats Music will do. - Alex de Soto
On the plane, I've got everything I need with Evernote and Boxer on the iPad. I can actually be productive. (and listen to Spotify) - Jeff Grosse
but I can put the "classic" iPad in my handbag - Tina Chase Gillmor
Fix it 3 years later... - Murray Macdonald
tablet is dead, long live the Galaxy Note 4 - Da from Android
tablet is not dead - Tina Chase Gillmor
Tablets are for indoors and Smartphones are for on the go - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Are tablet sales declining? - christina sponselli
ipad sales are relatively to phones - Kevin Marks
christina: iPad sales are declining - Charles Carrico
MBPr, iPad Mini, iPhone 5S and I use all three, but the first one I'd give up would be the iPad... - J.C. Bouvier
yes, right - Tina Chase Gillmor
Josh or Steve, do you have a link to this article? - J.C. Bouvier
Lock screens are insecure. Push notifications often show password reminders, etc... - Murray Macdonald
Oh, man, Josh is gonna be on GG a lot...push notifications! If he says the word, "track" Steve will adopt him! - Tom Guarriello
Murray: really? I have never seen a password notification come through. - Robert Scoble
devastated that Scoble doesn't care about each of my airport check-ins :( - Charlie Isaacs
i was just kidding - Charlie Isaacs
No. ask benedict apple stats evans how much @christina - flyinthesoup
I like Josh! Congrats on getting him on the show Steve and Tina! - Robert Scoble
+1 on Josh - Charlie Isaacs
Just downloaded Beats Music. Very cool service - Francine Hardaway
Apple Notifications can't be controlled by developers like android. Beacon apps can't remove notifications. - Murray Macdonald
And I love the push notifications on my Nexus 5 - Francine Hardaway
Steve has a cloud on his back ;-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
and you can do alternative lockscreens - Kevin Marks
Robert Scoble: do you see the purchase of Beats as a chance to expand wearable processes into Headphones - more space for processors inside headphones - Charles Carrico
Steve is such a fan boy. - Murray Macdonald
Android has many advantages - Francine Hardaway
thats what they do with the cows at salesforce - flyinthesoup
Or toward Google Now - Francine Hardaway
Charles: hmm, having Beats associated with the new iWatch makes a LOT of sense! - Robert Scoble
That would be cool. Headphones and health apps - Francine Hardaway
Josh, android is way worse in tools and waay better in possibilities - flyinthesoup
PhoneGap/HTML5 lets you do both quickly. The cubedfm guys noted that Apple is moving to HTML5 apps with their wearables. - Murray Macdonald
Robert: yes I agree - I think music is not what its really about - headphone is a great wearable - Charles Carrico
facebook home is now "cover feed" - Kevin Marks
Bingo. Apple wants the iWatch to have a good streaming service, and not lose control to Spotify or Pandora. - Thomas Rector
which is not too bad - Kevin Marks
I saw something about health apps and headphones this week, Francine. Sounds fertile. - Tom Guarriello
though cover feed really messes up instagram pics - Kevin Marks
Seriously, if people are used to wearing HUGE headphones my guess is that Apple is going to shrink the audio electronics (see Moore's Law) and cram more bio-related and app-related functionality into the headphone and it will be a super-device - Charlie Isaacs
We need new wearables. These trackers suck - Francine Hardaway
Tom Guarriello: yes - so close to the brain and bloodstream - can pick up health signals - Charles Carrico
the 'headphones as health monitor' fake story from secret? - Kevin Marks
Was just thinking Charles about what you can pick up from the ears - Francine Hardaway
Facebook wants to be a modern portal built for Mobile - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Yes, Charles, that's what I read. Brain wave reader. Slightly Clockwork Orange, but, hey... - Tom Guarriello
Didn't see that on Secret Kevin. Why fake? - Francine Hardaway
Beats headphones will have so many health connections built in that they'll be covered by Obamacare. - Thomas Rector
Zuckerberg is like Andy Grove. He's always looking over his shoulder to see who is coming to disrupt him - Francine Hardaway
I think this was the post from Josh at that your referred to Steve? - J.C. Bouvier
health monitor might be a "fake" - but think about these things so close to your head - there must be some signals that can be acquired - temperature, Perhaps heartbeat - Charles Carrico
The last half of this podcast is insightful. - Murray Macdonald
Francine Hardaway: what signals can be acquired from the ears? heartbeat? temperature??? - Charles Carrico
Regex provide wildcard Pattern Matching within text. - Murray Macdonald
Walk into a location with iBeacons and bingo...connect to cool playlist(s) via Beats Music depending on the context. At the beach, at the gym, etc. - Alex de Soto
Temperature for sure. Heartbeat perhaps - Francine Hardaway
the headphones might be a better way to pick up voice also - Charles Carrico
brainwave activity - Kevin Marks
has Robert quit drinking? - Tina Chase Gillmor
For sure - Francine Hardaway
Developers and Tech media may get a hard on with what Zuckerberg says. But normal folks will abandon the Facebook Mothership if Facebook changes their flavour. - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Mostly have quit drinking - Robert Scoble
Latest YPulse Facebook data - Tom Guarriello
iMessage is a pain in the ass when you are on Android. Right. I use FB Messenger now - Francine Hardaway
Steve. Come to terms with Apple being #2. - Murray Macdonald
FB Messenger and Pages are both very helpful to me - Tom Guarriello
iMessage is a pain in the arse even when you have a mixture. I only get iMessages on my mac - Kevin Marks
Facebook has too much advertising - someone can come along and kick them aside - Charles Carrico
Charles TOTALLY disagree. - Robert Scoble
Just seen on Facebook that the GG is on. Notifications... :-( - Ian Waring
Robert: are you going to start the Facebook Killer - Charles Carrico
Charles: no. - Robert Scoble
I am quite satisfied with FB. It does everything I need. And everyone's there - Francine Hardaway
In my life it's an underlying directory - Francine Hardaway
I've started to see that many of what I thought were FB problems were really limitations of my user behavior. - Tom Guarriello
+francine there will be low power embedded bio devices so it won't matter if they are in the head region... they will communicate with a "master" device and those can be headphones or any other wearable - Charlie Isaacs
Same goes for iBeacons. Apple needs an app to set monitoring for each beacon before it is encountered. Android lets you detect beacons then decide what (if anything) to do. - Murray Macdonald
I am dissatisfied with FB - can't wait to leave and find something that doesn't kill me with large ads that look like private input - Charles Carrico
Right Tom. - Francine Hardaway
Charles, ever app is now monetizing with ads. At some point they have to make money - Francine Hardaway
My apple friends recently moved to hangouts to accommodate friends - Murray Macdonald
Francine: Google's ads are not intrusive and they make a lot of money - Charles Carrico
Apple have been lazy in pushing both iMessage and FaceTime out to Android - Moe Glitz from iPhone
heard that verizon and at&t were sending user demographics and travel distances to stadium owners. Beacons just a variation on the same theme - Ian Waring
BTW, this is a great Gang episode - Tom Guarriello
Non geeks are all on iMessage because they don't know it's not texting - Francine Hardaway
except that it cocks up SMS - Kevin Marks
agree Tom ;-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
great conversation here - Charlie Isaacs
True that, Tom G. This is one of the best GG I have heard in some time. It has content and smart discussion. - Thomas Rector
ios people use iMessage and then find it can't talk to android users - Kevin Marks
Last year a total of 2.9 million Chrome OS-powered computers were shipped, according to the tech consultancy Gartner. That was a fraction of the 280 million Windows-powered PC and the 12.5 million Mac OS computers delivered to retailers and customers. But by 2016, Gartner forecasts that computers running Google's ChromeOS will have leapfrogged Apple's hardware to take second place behind Microsoft's ecosystem. - Murray Macdonald
Correct, Kevin. - Francine Hardaway
and then Android users use Hangouts to try to send an SMS, and find it's emailed an invite to initiate a video call! - Ian Waring
Yep.. Ian, but that's APple's problem. Eventually they will need to talk to Android - Francine Hardaway
Being able to type text replies via iMessage on the MBPr is huge... - J.C. Bouvier
Josh brings a much needed "cute" quotient to he's really smart and seems nice, too. - Tina Chase Gillmor
More like a hottie quotient - Francine Hardaway
hm FB Messenger asks for access to SMS on android but can't use it. Hangouts supports both - Kevin Marks
Can't we get some cute, hottie females on GG?? ;) (Sorry, Tina! You're off camera most times...) - Tom Guarriello
Tina, let's make ourselves visible:-) - Francine Hardaway
is Laura Fitton still the only woman we've had on? - Kevin Marks
Oh Josh, I feel so much like that. I love Twitter - Francine Hardaway
this is the only podcast for old men since "Cranky Geeks" folded - Charles Carrico
People said the same of ICQ. They seem to come and go. - Murray Macdonald
Where is the ChromeOS tablet? - Ian Waring
If Twitter disappeared it would be a major loss to me - Tom Guarriello
people have had chromeos running on android tablets - Kevin Marks
chrome on android is good though - Kevin Marks
Yea, Robert, X1 is nice but not gamechanger - Tom Guarriello
send off the internet balloons and satellites - Arnie Klaus
more women are needed everywhere, agreed - Tina Chase Gillmor
Technically yes, but wonder if Google will try to reign in the non Play Android tablets. - Ian Waring
I do like the X1 four at a time recording capability. - Tom Guarriello
Sports are the only thing I watch live - Murray Macdonald
YouTube could have bought the olympics - Kevin Marks
tom - we just got that and do like it v much - Tina Chase Gillmor
Chromebook tablets kinda exist. - Murray Macdonald
@Kevin, what do you mean by "chromeos running on android" ? internally ? - flyinthesoup
it's his fault, not his problme - Kevin Marks
Everyone loves to text. But in regards to a Lifestyle Ticker being stuck on everyone's Lock Screen, people need a Twitter type of Messaging Service alongside their normal friends and family messages. But as most people don't understand Twitter, there is a huge opportunity for another Company to be your Lifestyle Ticker - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Nice not to have to worry about DVR recording limitations, Tina. - Tom Guarriello
Dont like comcast on demand move to no fast forward - Dale Lature from Android
we should only be worried if Google starts laying high speed cable everywhere; oh wait, never mind - Charlie Isaacs
Pointcast, Moe? - Francine Hardaway
so looking forward to that - Kevin Marks
I find myself watching YouTube more than Netflix - because I've gone through all of Netflix's classic content - and I'm not interested in TV sitcoms - Charles Carrico
I screwed up recording of my wife's "Call the Midwife" episode (tried to record 5 shows at the same time on X1). Thankfully, it was available On Demand. Too many good shows on Sunday! - Alex de Soto looks neat... Jeff Attwood and co - Ian Waring
comcast also can't pause live tv like Dish can. I was surprised to see that! - Laura Norvig
I now imagine a boombox on a watch - Kevin Marks
Laura: really? It pauses on my DVR Comcast. - Robert Scoble
Which women, specifically, would you like to hear from on GG or similar (hint, hint)? - Tina Chase Gillmor
I think you can pause live on main unit, Laura - Tom Guarriello
huh, what am I doing wrong? will check it out. just switched to the evil xfinity triple play recently. not loving it. - Laura Norvig
Anyone seen: - looks like 5 out of the 6 major cable/ISPs are stalling at peer points. Welcome to Comcast Time Warner! - Ian Waring
Tina: Kara Swisher, Sarah Lacy - Francine Hardaway
I'm a triple play customer Laura and it's as good as anything I've found - Tom Guarriello
Laura: make sure you have latest DVR from comcast - Robert Scoble
Jessica Lessin - Francine Hardaway
Tina: Liz Gannes, Marques Brownlee - christina sponselli
Marques is not a woman:-) - Francine Hardaway
Good Show - Thanks - Charles Carrico
Tx gang, have a nice weekend all... - J.C. Bouvier
Great show - Francine Hardaway
Excellent show. Happy Mother's Day! - Alex de Soto
+10 Gang - Tom Guarriello
Will check it out Francine - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Good show. Thanks. - christina sponselli
It's from 1997 Moe. Was just kidding - Francine Hardaway
a kinder, gentler show ... less knockdown, drag out fights *cough* jason calacanis *cough* ... means more time for talking! - Laura Norvig
can someone throw these links into the chat please? - Tina Chase Gillmor
Gina Bianchini - Tom Guarriello
Pamela fox is a very smart person. @pamelafox - Murray Macdonald
Ok! Lol - Moe Glitz from iPhone
stream drop out? - Tina Chase Gillmor
GG has dropped in the UK - Moe Glitz from iPhone
Yep. Having dropouts for the last few minutes. - Murray Macdonald
Yes. Its choppy and messed up - Thomas Rector
In the UK, but only on chat. Will catch the video after 6pm tomorrow local time - Ian Waring
looks OK here - Kevin Marks
choppy for a minute here - Tom Guarriello
robert is not taking me to Israel. big mistake . ;-) - Tina Chase Gillmor
@Keith, ok to tweet that - link out? - J.C. Bouvier
Thanks everyone - Murray Macdonald
Thanks! - Robert Scoble
laura x
Dear makers of Thomas trainwreck videos, thank you. We love you. Sincerely, Laura and Toddler X.
The ones with "Accidents Happen" as the soundtrack? zomg J loves those. LOVES. THEM. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yup. Genius. Pure genius. - laura x from iPhone
The only problem is that I get the song stuck in my head. But I may get an essay out of it. - laura x from iPhone
the internet is one huge art project - DJF
Pro tip: You will get EVERY Thomas song stuck in your head (currently: "Searching Everywhere"). Learn to live with it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Is this a subgenre of Thomas The Tank Engine, or are we talking about fanvids? Because I'm only just starting to realise that subgenres exist thanks to a 3yo friends'-son, and am somewhat fascinated by the fact, but otoh if Thomas fanvids don't exist I might have to make them. (I did make a super-short My Little Pony fanvid for my sister one birthday.) - Deborah Fitchett
"if Thomas fanvids don't exist"????? BA HAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh yes. They do exist. Examplis gratis: - Catherine Pellegrino
I almost started a blog on homemade Thomas videos when Wade first got in to them. There are re-creations, original stories, unboxing vids - every subgenre you could think of. And they are not all made by people under 21 .... - Laura Norvig
But yeah, for some of the funnest ones, just search for "accidents happen thomas" - Laura Norvig
The only problem is that now I have the damn song in my head ALL THE TIME. - laura x
you're a parent. Also, there are worse songs. (also, better ones, including the theme from Arthur, sung by Ziggy Marley) - DJF
Laura, you might like this kids radio station from MPR - maʀtha
We donated a whole bin of Thomas tapes years ago. I do not miss the songs. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Laura Norvig
Minecraft Fossil & Archaeology Mod: The Definitive Tutorial. I think this will answer the final questions. Have to have the same version of Forge as version of MC running as version of mod. Hope, hope, hope this will work. This is supposed to be my birthday present for Wade - to get this mod running. - Laura Norvig
Laura Norvig
Thank God for the internet, youtube and the local crafts store. Got some ideas and made a penguin costume for Wade's circus act tomorrow. Man I hate crafts. I win the mommy game, though. Now, moar wine and bed. Oh crap, I also have to wash his black pants.
Great job! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
He helped make the paper plate mask and helped me shop for supplies at least, - Laura Norvig
And don't ask me why a penguin is in the circus. I have no idea. - Laura Norvig
Got a pic? - Anne Bouey
My sympathies! I had to make two penguin costumes for kids in a production of Mary Poppins. - Anne Bouey
Anne, all I did was cut out a white oval and glue it to a black shirt. - Laura Norvig
That's really cute! - Anne Bouey
Tamara J. B.
Food has never made me happier than it does now that I'm pregnant! <3 I just had the most amazing dinner of a gyro melt and herb feta fries from our favorite Greek restaurant.
I'm so happy you have your appetite! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
My pregnant coworker and I were just talking about how euphoric mealtime is for her now... Such a sweet perk of growing a human! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm so happy too, Yvonne! The first Trimester, I loathed all food so now it's nice to actually enjoy it. @Lisa, you're so right. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
It's a total reset I used to be embarrassed going to lunch with co-workers cuz I would only eat a few bites. Now I eat at least half or more. Of course I'm permanently 20 lbs overweight. The hormones cured my stomach issues. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
Aw, poor kiddo. - Kirsten
Oh no. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
:-( - Betsy
Not good. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Poor Punkin. Give her a kiss from Unca Barry when it's over. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Poor kid. - Galadriel C.
It was over in about 10 minutes, then we had cuddles.... during which I fell asleep and woke up two hours later squished between Emily and Noah ^_^ - Melly - #TeamMarina
but getting squished between your own kids is pretty nice, eh? - Big Joe Silence
I was so sad for Wade when he had them, but he really didn't remember them in the morning, and it was a fairly short phase overall. Hope it's the same for Em. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Aw sweetie. - Corinne L
Laura Norvig
My head feels like a baby trying to handle a kite on the windiest day ever. And my body is the kite. #wadeisms
Out of sorts and trying to explain it. So poetic. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Check it out! @Amazon is giving away a $2000 Gift Card! NoPurchNec:
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. I'm not big on using Twitter in the first place. " This application will be able to: Read Tweets from your timeline. See who you follow, and follow new people. Update your profile. Post Tweets for you." - Greg GuitarBuster
yeah, no - maʀtha
Hacked? EDIT: No, it's real - sweepstakes thing. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I'm already plugged into both Twitter & Amazon so I didn't mind the app permissions. & I need $$$ bad :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That would be an amazing thing to win - sending you good luck vibes!!! - Laura Norvig
Thanks, Luv :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Laura Norvig
"Take a Letter, Maria. Address it to my wife." Just remembered I performed this in grade school w girlfriends. What was I thinking?
I remember how hard we practiced. WTF? It was, like, fourth grade! - Laura Norvig
my new earworm... I can live with it. - MoTO: Team Marina
Another memory this jogged: my purple suede clogs. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Winning - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Laura Norvig
Oh, Hai, Legoland Hotel.
We are not paying a premium price for luxury, we are paying it for a rather clever juxtaposition of kid and grownup accommodation. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Laura Norvig
Google search autocomplete for "does Legoland ..." = "serve alcohol."
Not actually what I was looking for, but good to know. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
OK, now that I am here, I get it. Adult beverages are critical to the success of the mission. Everything is awesome. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Finally got tired of spending $8 to $12 per drink and sent Jeff out for supplies. He doesn't drink lately so now I have my work cut out for me ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
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