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Jessie
Things I had to explain today in English class: Gerrymandering. Voter fraud. Voter ID laws. Americans' general scientific illiteracy and innumeracy. It was a rather depressing class.
They had a hard time understanding voter ID laws, probably because most of them are from countries with national ID cards so everyone has one. But the one guy who has been here 8 years got it. He said "I think in some states there is a deeply invested political interest in *not* making it easy for certain people to vote." - Jessie
Bam. Edit: Unfortunately, I spent a considerable amount of time explaining voter ID to people who have lived here their entire lives. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Yeah we spent a lot of time discussing differences in voting policies between states (esp. CA and TX because I've lived there) and how federal law may *say* everyone has a right to vote but the states have a lot of leeway in how that is carried out. A poll tax is illegal, for example, but charging an administrative fee to print a mandatory ID for someone who doesn't have one, without... more... - Jessie
It really was a bit sad for me having to explain to grown people that the conveniences that they take for granted are not universal. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Spidra Webster
London's Iconic Red Phone Booths Are Becoming Solar-Powered Charging Stations | Co.Exist | ideas + impact - http://www.fastcoexist.com/3036929...
London's Iconic Red Phone Booths Are Becoming Solar-Powered Charging Stations | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
London's Iconic Red Phone Booths Are Becoming Solar-Powered Charging Stations | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
"They might be a classic London icon, but red pay phone booths have been used so little in the last decade that British Telecom started basically giving them away in 2008—for £1, a local community can adopt a phone booth and turn it into something else, like a library or the world's smallest pub. Still, those projects are fairly rare, and many booths end up as neglected, unintentional urinals (possibly used by those staggering home from the phone box pub). Now, two entrepreneurs are starting to turn them into solar-powered charging stations instead. "I lived outside a vandalized old phone box during my second year of university and thought, surely we can find a new use for these iconic, yet disrespected British structures," says Harold Craston, a recent London School of Economics graduate who started the new project, called Solarbox, with classmate Kirsty Kenney. "The idea to make them free and solar powered was born out of our interest in the use of public space and London's green... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Mahdi
Awesome Arm Tattoo Designs - http://www.cuded.com/2014...
Awesome Arm Tattoo Designs
Awesome Arm Tattoo Designs
Awesome Arm Tattoo Designs
کوچیکه خواب بنده ؟ اسمش یادم رفته - زالی
کدوم رو میگی؟ - Mahdi
چهار تا دایره ست - زالی
اسمش کابوس‌گیر یا دریم کتچر هست. در باور سرخپوستان اوجیبوایی هوا از رویا و کابوس آکنده است. پس با آویزان کردن این ساخته، رویاهای خوب از درون سوراخ مرکزی کابوس‌گیر عبور کرده و به فرد خفته می‌رسند و کابوس‌ها در تارهای آن به‌دام افتاده و با طلوع خورشید نابود می‌شوند. - Mahdi
همون کابوس گیر . ممنون مهدی جان - زالی
خواهش میکنه زالی جان. - Mahdi
حاضر - pepella
رونوشت مخصوص به شما بابت تتو پروانه :) - Mahdi
مرسی مرسی - pepella
اون باله عالیه - Hasan Farahani
Mahdi
Johnn Luevanos
This Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
Australian Red Cross Uses IR
Scientist have discovered a way to find your veins before poking around half a dozen times to find the spot. The Australian Red Cross Blood service is using a near infrared light device that locates blood to study whether being able to locate hard to find veins will result in reduced anxiety and thus make it more likely these types of donors will come back and donate again. The Blood Service… Read More - Johnn Luevanos
Jessie
Officials want to know if animal spotted near Grand Canyon is gray wolf – Cronkite News - http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2014...
Officials want to know if animal spotted near Grand Canyon is gray wolf – Cronkite News
"Federal officials said Thursday they are trying to determine whether a wolf-like animal that has been repeatedly spotted in an area north of the Grand Canyon is an endangered gray wolf, as environmental groups believe. The animal, first spotted by a visitor to the area on Oct. 4, would be the first gray wolf in that part of the state since the 1940s, if officials can confirm its species. “It would be premature to say whether it is a gray wolf, a wolf hybrid or, least likely, a Mexican gray wolf,” said Jeff Humphrey, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Phoenix. “That’s where our immediate course of action is, to ascertain what type of animal it is,” Humphrey said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The animal, wearing what appears to be an inactive radio-tracking collar, has been photographed several times since it was first spotted. But Humphrey said his agency needs to collect and analyze scat from the animal, to be able to narrow its species through the process of elimination. “Based on photographs, it does not appear to be a Mexican wolf and its collar is similar to those used in the northern Rocky Mountain wolf recovery effort,” Fish and Wildlife officials said in a statement." - Jessie
How awesome would that be?! - Jenny H. from Android
Seriously! That would be an amazing recovery. - Jessie
Stephen Mack
As a schoolboy in England, the sports rotation for PE classes included nature walks on Wimbledon Common, cricket, football, rugby, and rifle shooting. I learned how to shoot a rifle at age 11. I have not touched a firearm since. #saturdayff
And by football I mean soccer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One time playing cricket, I was silly mid on, got too close and got whacked on the temple by the runner's bat. The cut bled ferociously, trickling down all over my cricket whites. Five stitches, I believe. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
When we were younger, it was rounders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) instead of rugby. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jenny's #saturdayff from today (http://friendfeed.com/kellih...) reminded me that I took horseback riding lessons at the same time (but not as part of PE, private lessons that my parents arranged). It all seems so exotic to me now, but as a boy I just took it for granted that everyone learned how to shoot and ride in their childhood. - Stephen Mack
Your PE was a bit different from mine: rugby and cricket were there but we had cross country running and tennis in place of your walking and football, and we obviously were a bit behind the times because instead of rifle shooting we had to make do with throwing javelins. - Mark H
This is SPORTA! - Spidra Webster
Winters in Ohio meant lots of indoor PE activities. Probably more from trauma than actual ratio of sports chosen, but what I mostly remember playing was dodgeball. Oh, and the required dance portion of PE in middle school was square dancing, because it was the one least likely to get the teacher in trouble, though she would have taught breakdancing if she could. I always got paired with the guy who had warts on his hands. - Holly's favorite Anna
Steven Perez
Mom called today to thank me for the gift I sent yesterday for the anniversary. The family is apparently quite excited for my visit. Apparently, they're short on tech support.
Also, my nose is in danger of being eaten by a teething Marcus. - Steven Perez
Also, my sister thought my reference to Marcus' head being similar to Charlie Brown's was funny, but only the first time. - Steven Perez
Todd Hoff
Bizarre Human Brain With No Wrinkles Discovered | The Real Singapore - http://therealsingapore.com/content...
Bizarre Human Brain With No Wrinkles Discovered | The Real Singapore
"While photographing shelves of human brains stored away in a closet at the University of Texas for his next book, Adam Voorhes happened upon a truly unique find: a brain with no folds. David Dexter, scientific director at Parkinson's UK Brain Bank, told New Scientist that he had never seen an adult brain like this before: "We do get the odd individual where certain sulci are missing but nothing to the extent of this brain.”" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Going through the halloween candy and seeing what I'll pass out and what is mine all mine. I'm not gonna lie; it's not looking good for the trick or treaters this year.
SAMHAIN! - Big Joe Silence
So what are you keeping? :) - Anne Bouey
ALOT it turns out Anne. First rain in months struck at 8 pm here. More candy for me. Milky Way Dark, PB Cups, Nerds, Mounds, all things chocolate sans cookie crunch. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Iain Baker
We're off on tour again! Australia and NZ, March 2015.
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Well. - Johnny from iPhone
Guest list, if you need it. Just shout. - Iain Baker
^ That would be an epic FFeedup. - LB snowed in. from Android
Holy crap if you make it to west coast of USA I'm selling the baby and going, . - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Now I have International Bright Young Thing in my mind. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Pick me, pick me! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Funny story (don't tell him I told you) - I was talking to Josh about this and he said he didn't know any of your songs (he's a young 'un). I said he'd probably now Right Here Right Now. He started singing it then said "Isn't that a Bryan Adams song?" - Melly - #TeamMarina
^ hahahaha! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ohh nooo.... - Big Joe Silence
BRYAN ADAMS?????????? - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I can't even. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Someone needs to tell Val. - Steven Perez
Petty LaBelle
Dear FriendFeed: Thank you for being you. Thank you for showing the world that even if it's just in our tiny little corner of this social network on the big, bad Internet, there are people who genuinely care and want to help those in need. It's nice to know that I am associated with a group of people who form like Voltron into a gigantic heart. <3
Must be dusty in here, something in my eye *sniff* - Meg VMeg
+1 for Voltron reference. I had one of this toys. We couldn't afford Transformers. :) - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Jandy
Oh, good, it’s already down to 1.6 billion. This is more like it. http://t.co/PvTODsqS11
Oh, good, it’s already down to 1.6 billion. This is more like it. http://t.co/PvTODsqS11
Downloading all of "The Kingdom", I see. - Spidra Webster
That is only 4,380,681 years give or take. - Joe
Steven Perez
Amit Patel
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979) - http://scarfolk.blogspot.com.au/2014...
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979)
"If an IP pigeon lands nearby, please fully comply with the following instructions:" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"1. Remove your clothes" … "2. Adopt the positions as illustrated so that evidence may be collected." … "3. Answer any questions transmitted via the IP pigeon's portable, 2-way broadcast system." … "4. Stand by while your crime is being assessed. Your sentence or fine will be printed on ticker tape in 3-5 minutes." - Amit Patel
One of my favourite sites after discovering it this year. - Mark H
it's a modern classic. you getting the book? - Big Joe Silence
Most likely. - Mark H
Victor Ganata
The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed - Wired http://www.wired.com/2014...
"[Michael] Baybayan is part of a massive labor force that handles 'content moderation'—the removal of offensive material—for US social-networking sites. As social media connects more people more intimately than ever before, companies have been confronted with the Grandma Problem: Now that grandparents routinely use services like Facebook to connect with their kids and grandkids, they are potentially exposed to the Internet’s panoply of jerks, racists, creeps, criminals, and bullies. They won’t continue to log on if they find their family photos sandwiched between a gruesome Russian highway accident and a hardcore porn video. Social media’s growth into a multibillion-dollar industry, and its lasting mainstream appeal, has depended in large part on companies’ ability to police the borders of their user-generated content—to ensure that Grandma never has to see images like the one Baybayan just nuked." - Victor Ganata
"So companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us. And there are legions of them—a vast, invisible pool of human labor." - Victor Ganata
"Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer of MySpace who now runs online safety consultancy SSP Blue, estimates that the number of content moderators scrubbing the world’s social media sites, mobile apps, and cloud storage services runs to 'well over 100,000'—that is, about twice the total head count of Google and nearly 14 times that of Facebook." - Victor Ganata
"This work is increasingly done in the Philippines. A former US colony, the Philippines has maintained close cultural ties to the United States, which content moderation companies say helps Filipinos determine what Americans find offensive. And moderators in the Philippines can be hired for a fraction of American wages." - Victor Ganata
"Ryan Cardeno, a former contractor for Microsoft in the Philippines, told me that he made $500 per month by the end of his three-and-a-half-year tenure with outsourcing firm Sykes. Last year, Cardeno was offered $312 per month by another firm to moderate content for Facebook, paltry even by industry standards." - Victor Ganata
LOL, I thought Big Data and algorithms were supposed to make human intervention obsolete. - Victor Ganata
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" - YouTube
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Damn he's got skills - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
Oh man, I haven't listened to that in awhile. *goes off to find it* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Dear future in law, you might want to warn the future bride her future husband is a big ol' open mouth kisser. Lots of tongue. Even more drool. It's shocking not to get a kiss without coming away with your face dripping. And if your face isn't dripping your arm probably is because he missed.
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Consider this a public service announcement. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Haha. Good thing he's got a few years to practice. ;) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Just like his daddy - MoTO: #TeamMarina
True story ^ - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Someone is giving me shit for having liquor bottles at home. I'm giving her shit for smoking weed. #potmeetkettle 👋 😂
Jenny H.
I love nights when we just talk. Started with geography of England, on to ancient history, collapse of the bronze age, religious mythology, populations of the largest cities, and now the geography of China. <3
:) - Eivind from Android
Talking is hot. - Corinne L from Android
Sounds like Fraeulein Knobloch's history class in my high school! The good old days :)* - mina_sydney from iPhone
We're pretty nerdy. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Talking is great :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: HA! Unrealistic Stock Photos Of Parenting With Hilarious, More Relatable Captions - http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog... @SunnySkyzOnline @OrangeSchubert
RT @stayathomemum: HA! Unrealistic Stock Photos Of Parenting With Hilarious, More Relatable Captions - http://bit.ly/1tx19Qw @SunnySkyzOnline @OrangeSchubert
OMG Those are hilarious! - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
These. Are. Awesome. - Yvonne Renee
So, that last picture. Is that what http://friendfeed.com/melliss... meant by "snot sucking"? 'cause now it kinda makes sense. Way more sense than the way I pictured it, at least. - bentley
Yes, although the one I use is a bulb aspirator. I'm not sure how I feel about literally sucking the snot out ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
What's with the loaf of bread in this photo? http://www.sunnyskyz.com/uploads... - April Russo
Bahahahahaha! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Micah
Pope announcing church believes in Big Bang Theory has me dying to know their position on Frasier for all these years.
Like the Big Bang Theory and Evolution, the Church has accepted for decades that Frasier was not as good as Cheers, the Niles-Daphne will-they-won't-they storyline was dragged out, and that it was at least better than Friends. Amen. - Mark Trapp
I'd have no argument with that homily. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Shannon - GlassMistress
Mom wants me to call the sales guy she's working with for a new cell phone. His last name is Horscheit ... I cannot ask for the man with a straight face!
I'm sure he has heard that before. :-) - Stephan from iPhone
Jandy
I like how setting 3 on our toaster is basically still bread and setting 4 is burned. I exaggerate, but not by much.
Is it the type of toaster where you only have those notches? On mine, it's simply a rotating dial, so I can dial it in anywhere in between the settings (or course, mine is also a toaster & toaster oven together). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
No, I can put it in the middle, but perfect is somewhere in the middle of 3 and 4, and it's hard to get right. The dial goes up to like 8, and 4 is already too burned for me, though. - Jandy
Amit Patel
Sad that "/FCKeditor" ".../testing" ".../users.ini" ".../_logs" ".../users.txt" ".../billing" ".../id_rsa" ".../phpmyAdmin0" and all the other attempts to get into my webserver take up *half* of my webserver log.
Some days I want to switch to S3 or some other static hosting system so that I don't have to worry that my webserver is secure against shellshock and everything else. - Amit Patel
GET /pathfinding/grids/';cat%20/etc/passwd;'.html HTTP/1.1 - Amit Patel
GET /pathfinding/a-star/response.write(9228707*9317040).html HTTP/1.1 - Amit Patel
GET /articles/noise/..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5c..%5cwindows%5cwin.ini.html HTTP/1.1 - Amit Patel
GET /pathfinding/a-star/%60cat%20/etc/passwd%60.html HTTP/1.1 - Amit Patel
It's such a waste - Todd Hoff
Eivind
Karl reMarks: Fascinating Observations of Life in the West by an Iraqi Anthropologist - http://www.karlremarks.com/2014...
Karl reMarks: Fascinating Observations of Life in the West by an Iraqi Anthropologist
Karl reMarks: Fascinating Observations of Life in the West by an Iraqi Anthropologist
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"Religion in the Western world appears to be primarily pre-Monotheistic, dominated by nature-worship and pagan idols. Healers, druids, shamans and soothsayers are quite common in the Western world and many of them can make a living without having to take a second job in waitering or admin. Western people are generally inclined towards nudity, except for the 'English' who have a developed sense of bodily shame." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"Although it's not medical science by our modern definitions, Western people have quite a sophisticated system of healing that involves a mixture of primitive healing techniques and herbs with more modern forms of medicine. Western people seem to make a distinction between 'chemicals' and 'non-chemical' elements which are seen as more natural. This naive distinction although not... more... - Eivind
"Much like body piercings, tattoos are also important symbols of social status and tribal affiliation in Western culture. They can often be used as a form of religious expression, and are the primary mode of the social expression of individual identity in the Western world. People who don't have tattoos are assumed not have any identity." - Eivind
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team
"Denver Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett was cut today after a Wednesday morning incident involving a scuffle with a cab driver. According to Denver police, Boyett, who was intoxicated at the time, punched and head-butted a cab driver before stealing a shovel from a nearby construction site and trying to bury himself in mulch. Killer hiding spot, dude. Based on the story from the Denver Post, Boyett comes off as a tad unhinged. After being arrested by the cops, Boyett "told arresting officers to 'contact his boss 'John Elway'' before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting". Wow." - Ulrich von Liechtenstein from Bookmarklet
"trying to bury himself in mulch" ... ??? - Andrew C (✔)
I am sure some other team will pick him up for their practice squad. - Joe
So sad to see our local kid go down this path. :( - Anne Bouey
Yes Anne you hate to see anyone turn to a life of football. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Should have used Lyft. - Eric - Regulate
And beat up the lyft driver? It would not have mattered what service he used. He would have beat up whatever driver was there. - Joe
Starmama
The Specials' 1996 Pressure Drop might be my favorite version of the song. Hard to stay in a bad mood - hard to not get up & dance - when ska music starts!
Sarah G.
Please attend my seminar "Why cruises are awesome even if you don't drink, hate people and the sun, and are under 70." BEST.VACAY.EVAR. #fb
Mike Nencetti
We may have reached the point where she stays in bed. The Hospice nurse recommended no more commode. She is experiencing pain. May need to start the morphine drip. Our plan is to keep her here. She still has her smile
What a tough thing. Thinking of you.. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Sending you both prayers of comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Sending good thoughts to you both. - Galadriel C.
Keeping you both in my thoughts. - vicster: hon. canadian
Mike, I have been praying for you and your wife and will continue to do so. - Jim: meatvalve.
Much love, Mike. Praying for y'all. :( - LB snowed in.
I'm glad you have the hospice to support you all ((hugs)) you are in our thoughts - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Love and prayers to you both. - Mary Carmen
My thoughts are with you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strength and peace. - J. Marie B
Thinking of you guys... Praying for peace and comfort for both of you. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I am so sorry :( - Monaca di V.le Monza from iPhone
Much strength. - Stephan
Be well - WarLord
Wishing you both peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Peace and blessings to both of you. - Corinne L
Thinking of you both. - Me
Lots of prayers and comfort to you both. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - bentley
Thinking of you and Beverly. Peace for both of you. - Greg GuitarBuster
having been through this so recently with my father, my thoughts are very much with you all. - ellbeecee from Android
I'm glad that, despite her pain, she is still smiling. You're both in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
definitely keeping you both in my thoughts - Mr. The Jason Fleming
may you all be peaceful: you, your wife, your family, and the hospice workers. may you all be free of suffering. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
thank you everyone. FF is a special place. y'all rock. - Mike Nencetti
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