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my 16yo baby sis is on a solo train trip from FL to MI right now. texting with her during this adventure is so awesome. she can't believe all the fall colors in the trees out the window (she's never seen a real Autumn). early this morning they stopped at DC Union Station and she had breakfast there. her excitement about everything is SO cute!
I miss Union Station. Such great shops and food stalls there. - Corinne L
I told her the same thing, Corinne. how much I would love wandering around the station whenever I went to DC. the book store, the bakery, the post office. she said she bought a pin while she was there for a souvenir. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*fist bump* I hope she'll get back there again soon. Those grand staircases in the station always made me want to swoop down them wearing a fancy gown. - Corinne L
ha! yes, exactly! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Michael W. May
Mahdi
Mehdi Babaki - National Geographic Your Shot - http://yourshot.nationalgeogra...
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The first photo, where is that? I couldn't find the info on National Geographic. - bentley
perhaps somewhere in highlands of northern Iran.. there's bunch of similar landscapes there, not sure anyway. http://javani.net/1391... - جواد
این مهدی بابکی فریدونکناریه که - حســـــــنے♡
Thank you Javad for explanation. - Mahdi
no problem - جواد
آخ آخ - دادفر
حسنی پس یعنی اینجا فریدون کنار هست؟ - Mahdi
چی شد دادفر جان؟ - Mahdi
نه گلوگاه بابل / این عکاس فریدونکناری هستن / همشهریمونه - حســـــــنے♡
ممنون از توضیحات حسنی. سلام من رو به ایشون برسون و بگو که عکس هات خیلی خوبه. :) - Mahdi
فیسبوک داره خب - حســـــــنے♡ from Android
صفحه شخصی هست یا صفحه عمومی ؟ - Mahdi
عه باداب سورت:)) - مستانه
نرسیده به آلاشت یه جاده هست میره بالا مناظری مثل عکس اول داره ...فوق العاده است - پُرحــررف
ممنون پُرحــررف از توضیحات. - Mahdi
خواهش میکنم مهدی جان :) - پُرحــررف
Melly - #TeamMarina
I get up for one minute... http://instagram.com/p...
I get up for one minute... http://instagram.com/p/uhnChrmy0b/
You got the spot all nice & warm for him! Such a good human! ;-) - Corinne L
I see nothing wrong with this picture. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
What Tamara sez. - Walt Crawford
Tavish is always stealing my spot on the couch. - Laura
move your feet, lose your seat. that's the mantra in our house!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 5: so. Many. Squats. My ass is gonna secede from the nation.
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Uli
Sean McBride
Most mainstream websites are now so gummed up with commercial crap that they are unusable.
Or what happens when we don't want to pay for content... - Todd Hoff
There has to be a better way to pay for content. - Sean McBride
One option: 1 click to pay for a day, week, month or year of ad-free content on a given website. - Sean McBride
What a joy it is to watch commercial-free films and TV series on Netflix. - Sean McBride
Some have figured out how to make libraries pay, and still have some commercial sales crap on the sides. - Joe
None of those approaches work in real life Sean. - Todd Hoff
Having the option to pay for an ad-free version of websites might work -- both modes of revenue-generation could operate together. Think of smartphone apps. - Sean McBride
It doesn't work. People don't pay. And since you are removing your best advertising targets your advertising revenue also goes down. This is why nobody does this. It canabalizes ad revenue for a pitiable for pay revenue stream. Using both together you get less. Who makes money selling content via smartphone apps Sean? You have to think this through as business person. Not just user who doesn't like ads in their content. - Todd Hoff
Are the Internet and the Web revolutionizing the way that many of us process advertising? I know that commercial messages have absolutely no impact on my mind -- I automatically filter them out. Most of my purchases are based on using Google to quickly turn up objective comparative evaluations of products and services -- an activity that would have been impossible for most people to... more... - Sean McBride
Amazon.com rankings of best-selling and top-rated products, combined with user reviews, are much more useful than advertising for getting a handle on products of particular types and making buying decisions. - Sean McBride
Many smartphone apps are offering paid ad-free versions. I make it a point never to use ad-only smartphone apps. This is also why I use Netflix much more than traditional cable TV these days -- commercials kill the narrative flow and mood of great films and TV series. - Sean McBride
For content, who is making money off of paid ad-free versions? Netflix isn't the same deal at all. - Todd Hoff
How is Netflix a different model? -- you pay them a monthly fee to get rid of commercial messages. Many people would probably like to pay a reasonable fee to Facebook to filter out all the advertising there. I know many people who buy the ad-free versions of smartphone apps -- it's a small price to pay to get a clean and uncluttered interface. - Sean McBride
In what way is Netflix like your normal blog trying to put up content that people might want to consume? In what way is it like twitter or facebook? While some people would pay to see an ad free twitter, it's a very small amount. If most people had to pay they would simply switch. Or they would substitute by reading some other content source. Netflix has always been paid. They also... more... - Todd Hoff
I am not saying that users of websites should be forced to pay for ad-free content -- merely that they should be offered that option. Some percentage of users will exercise it, just as some users choose to pay for ad-free versions of smartphone apps. - Sean McBride
Your suggestion lowers total revenue. Who would do that? - Todd Hoff
On what hard numbers are you basing the statement that providing an option for paying for ad-free content on websites would lower total revenue? - Sean McBride
How many users are dealing with the sprawl and squalor of commercial messaging on websites now: they right-click on the links to substantive website content and save it to services like Pocket -- they don't even bother visiting the websites. - Sean McBride
It's a downward cycle that few have cracked unless your content is super compelling. Aggregators like Google is where the money is. Just like in music. It's sad really. - Todd Hoff
Of course there is always this option: [Firefox > Adblock Plus https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...] - Sean McBride
Then you are cutting of the air supply of the content generators so they will no longer be able to generate content. But who doesn't want something for nothing? - Todd Hoff
Content providers should be paid for their work -- but I am not going to consume their content if they embed it in a jungle of junk. - Sean McBride
But you did consume it. With adblocker or some other way to circumvent the ads. The consistent and ethical action would to not to consume the content and boycott the site. Cake and eat it too. - Todd Hoff
In principle, you are right. In reality, we are still living in the wild, wild west with regard to sorting out these technologies, conventions and rules. - Sean McBride
In reality the power of rationalization wins. People will take content because they can while the content providers go uncompensated. It's really quite simple. - Todd Hoff
I don't see it as simple at all. These arrangements are the product of social negotiations over time -- and the world is still in a state of negotiation regarding intellectual property on the Internet -- with quite a few bugs still to be worked out. - Sean McBride
Don't make it sound so high minded. Something of value was made available to you for which you actively avoided compensation. It's simple. - Todd Hoff
"So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!" -- Al Pacino, Scarface (1983) - Sean McBride
Number of downloads of Adblock Plus as of today: 289,508,362. Average daily users in last 30 days: 18,209,737. - Sean McBride
Yes, people like free shit. Is that news? - Todd Hoff
Many of them like a clean, elegant and speedy Web experience -- crap-free. Web companies had better find a way to deliver it. - Sean McBride
You like them. You just don't want to pay for them. - Todd Hoff
I would be happy to pay for them -- just as I already pay for ad-free Netflix video, ad-free Kindle ebooks and ad-free Android apps. My point is that these ad-free services for the most part don't exist on the Web. That, for instance, is why Ello has arisen to challenge Facebook. - Sean McBride
ma∟ıĸ
Lunch, made by MQ Malik. October 22, 2014. :) -- (: ناهاری که ام کیو ملک امروز درست کرد http://mqmalik.blogspot.com/2014...
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✓ - Kanga-na
LOL شاعر کہتا ہیگا: دارم سخنی با تو و و و و و و و و و و گفتن نتوانم ‌ - saeedvasi
Thank you, Kangana and Posmo! :) - ma∟ıĸ
(((: شاعر کے کہنے کو چھوڑیں سعید بھائی :))) شاعر کا کیا ہیگا کچھ بھی کہہ سکتا ہیگا :))) ہیں جی؟ - ma∟ıĸ
بالکل بھی نہیں، شاعر جو کہتا ہیگا سچ کہتا ہیگا :-))) - saeedvasi
((((: دیکھیں میں تاں اہی کہوں گا شاعر کے کہنے کے چکر میں نہیں پڑیں پلیز - ma∟ıĸ
whatever!!!!! LOL - saeedvasi
کینج آکھاں کوئی شے جی جے تہانوں سمجھ آوے کوئی شے جی :)) :)) - ifti
((((: افٹی جی میں سمجھ گیا آپ مجھے کیا سمجھانا چاہتے ہیں - ma∟ıĸ
There's only ONE right word for this: "ہنیر!" you know! :))) - LadLa
I won't dare to disagree with you, you know!!!! :))) - ma∟ıĸ
((((: نہیں کرو ایم کیو، خدا کے لئے - LadLa
moutH waterinG stufF. - navratana
absolutely yummy-licious! - S'body
Thank you, Navratana and S'body! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Lo
Lo
Well, that was unexpected! - Three days in, and I have completed step one of three to making bread pudding for dinner with friends. Good thing they postponed the dinner to Friday!
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I'll take two please. - Eric - It's My Thing
Thanks for all your interest in my baking over the years, FF. I do not get a lot of social interaction right now and it feels like I'm doing something with people when I take pics and share and stuff. <3<3<3<3 - Lo
It got really big. That was probably the most unexpected part of all. I don't know what I thought would happen, but when I opened the oven it was like WHAAAAAAAAAAAT. - Lo
that loaf is HUUUUUGE. - Marie
Yeah, hubby & I eyeballed how much dough would make a loaf... I learned something :P - Lo
Halil
Name: Fulda pottery and porcelain factory - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/name...
Name: Fulda pottery and porcelain factory - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections
Name: Fulda pottery and porcelain factory - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections
Name: Fulda pottery and porcelain factory - Victoria & Albert Museum - Search the Collections
In 1764 a porcelain factory was started in Fulda under Prince-Bishop, Prince-Abbot Heinrich von Bibra, but shortly after his death it was closed down in 1789 by his successor, Prince-Bishop, Prince-Abbot Adalbert von Harstall. Because of its quality and rarity, this porcelain is much prized by collectors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Halil from Bookmarklet
I'll be looking out for these on my next visit to the V&A - Halil
My mum has some of this, I'm sure of it - Mo Kargas
Might cheer myself up by going to the V&A and finally checking these out sometime next week, been meaning to do so since last year! - Halil
*bump* for Jennifer - Halil
ma∟ıĸ
RT Malik, my niece's son. :) -- (: آر تی ملک هستن, پسرِ برادر زاده بزرگم
RT Malik, my niece's son. :) -- (: آر تی ملک هستن, پسرِ برادر زاده  بزرگم
وای وای ....عموش میشی شما اونوق :) - سمیراا
<3 - GΞШ@LL
:) - آفتاب
<3 :)) یہ بہت "ھشا" ہے - ifti
<3 - iFriend
RT Malik is so cute! <3 - Kanga-na
<3 :)) یہ بہت "ھشا" ہے - ifti - <3 <3 <3 :-)) - wicky
نمیدونم سمیرا جان :) مامانش که من بهش برادر زاده ام میگم در واقع دخترِ بزرگِ پسرِ بزرگِ اون عموی من هست که بعد از درگذشت بابا و مامانم سرپرست من شده بود - ma∟ıĸ
Thanks. GΞШ@LL! :) - ma∟ıĸ
آفتاب :) - ma∟ıĸ
(((: "جی جی افٹی اور وجیحہ یہ گٹکو مٹکو"بوت ہشا ہے - ma∟ıĸ
Thank you, iFriend and Kangana! :) - ma∟ıĸ
hi, RT malik! it's nice to see you again!! :) <3 - Posmo
<3 آر ٹی ملک صاحب یہاں پہ بڑے سیریئس لگ رہے ہیں :)))) - saeedvasi
Posmo :) - ma∟ıĸ
(((((: سچ کہہ رہے ہیں سعید بھائی - ma∟ıĸ
Now that's a cute cowboy! :)) <3 - navratana
:) <3 - w4?
(((: میں صرف یہ پوچھنا چاہوں گا کہ ملک صاحب اتنی ڈیٹرمینیشن کے ساتھ جا کہاں رہے ہیں؟ - LadLa
((((: اور میں صرف یہ بتانا چاہوں گا کہ ملک صاحب ہیں جتنی ڈیٹرمینیشن کے ساتھ چاہیں جہاں چاہیں جا سکتے ہیں - ma∟ıĸ
((((: بالکل ایسا ہی ہے، ہو نہیں سکتا انہیں روکے کوئی - LadLa
Lo
Lo
I'm baking brioche from a starter! It's my first time making brioche. And my first time using natural leavening. Everything has taken longer than I expected/read, but it seems to be turning into bread? It smells SO GOOD in here, you guys. Wish I could share smells!
Oh god the top is turning black ABORT MISSION - Lo
:(? - Anne Bouey
Big Joe Silence
lunch out with my wife again later today. these semi-dates feel good.
soup and salad and calamari and amiable chatting. pleasant and relaxed. - Big Joe Silence
Christina Pikas
burns me up that there are anti-vaxers running around MPOW when we're all about science and evidence based work... UGH!
Oh yes, I had a friend who worked at NASA, and his wife was anti-vax, and he could never tell anyone about it. Now that I think about it, he might have secretly had the kids vaccinated? But I might be making that up. - Meg VMeg
Was that wife a librarian at NASA by any chance? - John Dupuis
New reality show - secret vaccinations. I might watch that. - Elizabeth Brown
yeah, and what happens after the wife found out the husband PROTECTED HIS (their) CHILDREN by getting them vaxxed. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Upworthy post -- "Husband secretly vaccinates his children from deadly diseases. You won't believe what happens next!" - Joe
Sometimes I wonder if it's a matter of knowing too much, knowing where the studies are only mediocre, knowing the limitations of balancing extrapolation to the population vs. individual patients. I'm heavily pro-vax, but for other areas, I wonder. (eta and then read more literature, talk to my doc, etc--not just wonder ;) ) - Hedgehog
Oooh..relevant article to my thoughts above: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_rel... - Hedgehog
Dan Kahan has done a lot of work in this area, especially about climate change http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3... - John Dupuis
Me
Me
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Google debuts Inbox, a new way to stay on top of email
"A decade ago, Google took the wraps off Gmail, the popular email service used by hundreds of millions the world over. Now that email is vibrating in pockets as often as it's pinging computers, the Internet giant is rethinking how your inbox should look and work. The result is Inbox, a new product that Google says is a smarter way to sort email. It's rolling out Wednesday by invitation only. "We want this to be your inbox for the next 10 years," Alex Gawley, product director of Gmail and Inbox, said in an interview. For a technology that everyone loves to hate, email is stubbornly popular." - Me from Bookmarklet
I'm excited by the continuing evolution of email. - Kevin Fox
centralasian
Вот это я понимаю селфи - 1001 отражение @centralasian-a!
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Mary Carmen
My daughter is dancing to Taylor Swift...I am okay with this.
Does she just wanna shake? - Stephen Mack
James Brown is more better :) - MoTO: Team Marina
Cognitive Bayes
This Is What Developing Acute Schizophrenia Feels Like | VICE United States - http://www.vice.com/read...
This Is What Developing Acute Schizophrenia Feels Like | VICE United States
This Is What Developing Acute Schizophrenia Feels Like | VICE United States
"A year ago this winter, I began to not recognize myself. Sleep was the first thing to change. Progressively, over the course of about two weeks, I began struggling to drift off. As a 24-year-old man with a good supply of hash, this had never been a problem before. It was so odd. Seemingly out of the blue, I’d get into bed at night and not be able to shut off my brain. Thoughts would grow tendrils and loop onto other thoughts, tangling together like a big wall of ivy. Some nights, I’d pull the covers over my head, grab my face hard in my hands, and whisper, “Shut. The. Fuck. Up.” • #схватил_за_мозг - Cognitive Bayes from Bookmarklet
Состояние состоянию рознь, видимо. У Арнхильд Лаувенг в автобиографической книге «Завтра я всегда бывала львом» всё описанное в разы страшнее. - Lev Eidinov
Uli
Uli
Here's looking at you. (Seen in Edmond.) http://t.co/lnNnKPuLIF
Here's looking at you. (Seen in Edmond.) http://t.co/lnNnKPuLIF
ha ha - that is brilliant! - Marina's Godmother :-)
I bet the little boy across the street is freaked out. Especially if the eyes glow in the dark. - bentley
Maybe *his* parents will counter with some more evil paper plate eyes in their own front yard. Or something of that sort. - Uli
Iain Baker
Stat of the day; more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola.
Vampire Hunter DYSP
Andrew C (✔)
RT @megreenwell: "BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," a Politico Magazine story written by BP's COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. http://www.politico.com/magazin... (via @elongreen)
RT @megreenwell: "BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," a Politico Magazine story written by BP's COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/gulf-coast-recovery-expectations-112088.html#.VEe_ZYvF9sA (via @elongreen)
WTF. THEY TURNED THE GULF ORANGE. http://www.theguardian.com/environ... - Vampire Hunter DYSP
And in the piece - I admit I only skimmed it - part of why "it's not that bad" is what he admits is a truly tremendous volunteer effort to save and clean up the Gulf, in addition to BP's own huge penalties paid. - Andrew C (✔)
if BP is still in business then it's not huge enough. - Big Joe Silence
Victor Ganata
Way more people are going to die of the flu this season than all the people who have died from Ebola since the virus was discovered 38 years ago.
Victor Ganata
Mahdi
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Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
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My arse hurts for you already. Fanny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
Victor Ganata
Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord - NPR http://www.npr.org/2014...
The idea that this is unprecedented is kind of ridiculous considering that throughout human history right up until the Industrial Revolution, parental support and extended family support has been the norm. The concept of completely independent nuclear family units is fairly recent. - Victor Ganata
Starmama
I was much more concerned about SARS and h1n1 (which actually put my kid in the ICU) than I am about ebola. And it's possible there are no longer any cases of ebola in the US. I hope folx are done panicking now.
I hope so too. The fact the all of Duncan's friends and family are now past the incubation period with no new cases should be seen as a very positive sign. - Stephen Mack
Cognitive Bayes
There's More to Life Than Being Happy - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/nationa...
There's More to Life Than Being Happy - The Atlantic
“What sets human beings apart from animals is not the pursuit of happiness, which occurs all across the natural world, but the pursuit of meaning, which is unique to humans, according to Roy Baumeister, the lead researcher of the study and author, with John Tierney, of the recent book Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Baumeister, a social psychologists at Florida State University, was named an ISI highly cited scientific researcher in 2003.” • #схватил_за_мозг - Cognitive Bayes from Bookmarklet
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
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