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Melly Claus
I'm physically & mentally exhausted. Can't hold a conversation without bursting into tears. Overwhelmed by everyday housework and have barely scratched the surface of packing up. Jayden complicates everything and needs the same damn attention & supervision he did when he was 7. He can't do a goddamn thing on his own. I'm sick of it and of him.
{{{Mandy}}} - AHnix (Anna Haro)
oh doll. I can't begin to imagine how hard it is. wish there was something I could do. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
**hugs** - Jennifer Dittrich
{{{hugs}}}} We're in similar situations. I can only hope all this stress goes away soon. - Anika
Hope it improves soon, Mandy. Hollow as it sounds, hang in there. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Every comment, like, and virtual hug really does mean a lot to me. Thank you friends. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Victor Ganata
Human ancestors developed a taste for alcohol 10 million years ago - L.A. Times
"Roughly 10 million years ago -- long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food and made a delightfully relaxing ritual of consuming the result -- a new study finds that the guts of our primate ancestors evolved the ability to metabolize alcohol." - Victor Ganata
"Carrigan's team found that the digestive enzyme ADH4, which begins to break down alcohol on the tongue and in the esophagus and continues to do so in the stomach, was first found plentifully in the gorilla, a primate ancestor from whose lineage humans diverged roughly 10 million years ago. It is similarly found in more recent evolutionary ancestors, including the chimpanzee and the bonobo." - Victor Ganata
"Our 10-million-year-old relationship with alcohol should come as no surprise, the authors of the latest research suggest. It coincides with the middle Miocene climatic transition, a period of rapid environmental change in which the fragmented forest ecosystems of East Africa were giving way to grassland ecosystems." - Victor Ganata
"In that period, our hominoid ancestors -- consumers of tree fruits all -- increasingly came down from the trees. As they dragged their knuckles along the ground, they would likely have found fallen fruit colonized by yeast and in various stages of fermentation." - Victor Ganata
"Those that could eat that spoilage would not only have fared better at living on the ground than those sustaining themselves on unripened fruit in the trees; they would have been more likely to survive lean growing seasons by virtue of their ability to eat fruits (and eventually meats) that were well past their prime." - Victor Ganata
During the Summer we would give the all berries with rot to a vendor with goats. He said the goats would let them sit around for a few more days so they could get drunk off them. - Rodfather
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
He friends of FriendFeed, I know I'm not around as much and when I am I complain too much and I know I'm a day too late but a lot of my friends here aren't from the states anyway what do days matter? I just wanted to say I am soooo fucking thankful for all of you awesome people. You for so long have kept me sane and accepted me though I am not!
Glad to "see" you, Joe! Happy regular ol Saturday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
p.s. as awesome as you all are, packing your belongings into boxes is the exact opposite. Someone want to come punch me in the head to stop the banality of it all? - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
punch you in the head? no. take you out for a quick bite and a natter? yes. - Big Joe Silence
Food would be good! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye) -
Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)
sahane bu sahane! - satine
ov iyiymiş bu. - solange
hastasıyım. - Laleña
neil degrasse tyson'ın yaşayan en seksi astrofizikçi seçilmesi. ^^ - Laleña
feynman'ın davulu da şahane evet. :) - Laleña
ben bir yıldır haftada bir kere filan dinliyorum bunu. - meren
ben de bir 6 aydır falan. özellikle autotune'lara bebekliğimden takığım zaten, bir de bunun içerik zengin. hoho. - Laleña
vay arkadaş - pudra
aşık oluyorum - pudra
eyvah. yerimde duramıyorum. - Laleña
kafamın şerefine. - Laleña
ama we are all connected istem. hehe. - Laleña
e ama o zaman "we are a way for the cosmos to know itself"e giden yol tıkanırdı. olmaz. - Laleña
aklımızda duracağına, önümüzde dursun. - Laleña
he ya - pudra
gene layk, gene layk. - znpzsy
zeynep, listeye baktım, adını yazdırmamışsın. - Laleña
simdi oldu mu? - znpzsy
"...istedigini aldin. beni artik sevmiyorsun." diye devam edeyazdim. - znpzsy
rilaksss. - aytun
zeynep, vefa artık istanbul'da bir semt adı. :/ - Laleña
:' m - znpzsy
bir mutlu oluyorum sabahın4ünde balkona çıkıp içimin sevgi ile dolmasını izliyorum - pudra
ılık ılık bir sevgi doluyor benim de içime. - Laleña
ahah, sagan reyis brutal yapsın. - Laleña
iç sıkıntısı basınca kutsal kitaplara sığınmak gibi buna koşmak. evet. - Laleña
bu şarkıyı öpmek istiyorum - pudra
bununla sevişmek istiyorum, astralde. - Laleña
bu şarkının elini tutmak istiyorum - pudra
frenchlerine talibim. - Laleña
ben de buselerine (alter egon gibiyim şu an) - pudra
bu şarkıyla, bu şarkıda dansetmek istiyorum. pudra alttan çekil, çünkü ben buna değerim. - Laleña
neyse kendimi sereceğime ayaklarının altına cenneti sererim - pudra
yap bi tanrılık be pudi! - Laleña
metrekaresinde 5000 düğüm var ayaklarının altına serdiğim o cennetin.haberin olsun - pudra
düzeyden pekaz şey anlıyorsun dragonfly. - Laleña
günün mana ve önemine binaen şoyol. - Laleña
meher baba ile görüştük - Laleña
neden her gün dinlemeyelim ki. - Laleña
bu gece uyumadan bunu dinleyin benim için. dinleyenleri çok seviyom demektir tamam mı? kalp. - Laleña
carl saganı dolandırıcı tipi yüzünden tokat manyağı yapmak istiyorum. - yuvarlakkafa
videonun tamamını izleyince feynman denen adamın yanında sagan sevimli kaldı. - yuvarlakkafa
ahaujsh, adamın boyu biraz kısa ve kafası hafif küt diye... koskoca sagan'ı. ne kötü çıktın ya. - Laleña
beğenemedin mi? - yuvarlakkafa
yoo beyendim - Laleña
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Source: (which is a cool site) RT @daspecster: Just wow...#DNS #DDOS....#InternetBroken
Source: (which is a cool site) RT @daspecster: Just wow...#DNS #DDOS....#InternetBroken
Spidra Webster
Historian spots long-lost painting while watching ‘Stuart Little’ | New York Post -
Historian spots long-lost painting while watching ‘Stuart Little’ | New York Post
"There’s a mouse in the house — along with a long-lost 20th-century masterpiece. An art historian was watching the movie “Stuart Little” with his daughter — and spotted in the background a painting long believed lost, it was reported Friday. “I could not believe my eyes when I saw Bereny’s long-lost masterpiece on the wall behind Hugh Laurie,” said Gergely Barki, a researcher at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest who made the discovery on Christmas in 2009. Modal Trigger Gergely BarkiPhoto: Getty Images “Sleeping Lady with Black Vase,” an avant-garde work by Hungarian painter Robert Bereny, was last seen in public in 1928 — and wound up as a prop in the 1999 children’s movie, starring Michael J. Fox (as the voice of the titular mouse), Geena Davis, Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki. “A researcher can never take his eyes off the job, even when watching Christmas movies at home,” Barki, who is writing a biography on Bereny, told Agence France-Presse. In the film, the painting hangs... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
To my Canadian, Australian, and British friends, I would like to wish a safe and peaceful Happy Random Thursday.
Thanks mate, but it's Friday :D - Mo Kargas
Thanks, Stephen :) - Brent Schaus
I love *Random Thursday* - Janet
Hmm Mo, good point. Happy Random Canadian Thursday then? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mo, welcome to the time machine. - Janet
Good one, Mo. - bentley
The future is nowww - Mo Kargas
Happy Thursday, Stephen. - Stephan from iPhone
Melly Claus
RT @jodyallen_sahm: This is why I don't go camping!!!
RT @jodyallen_sahm: This is why I don't go camping!!!
Todd Hoff
Limestone 'Venus' 23,000 years old dug up in France | The Japan Times -
Limestone 'Venus' 23,000 years old dug up in France | The Japan Times
"A limestone statuette of a shapely woman some 23,000 years old has been discovered in northern France in what archaeologists Thursday described as an “exceptional” find. Archaeologists stumbled on the Paleolithic-era sculpture during a dig in the summer in Amiens, the first such find in a half-century.   “The discovery of this masterpiece is exceptional and internationally significant,” said Nicole Phoyu-Yedid, the head of cultural affairs in the area, on showing the find to the media." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I'll take their word for it. It kind of looks like eroded rock to me. - Todd Hoff
Andrew C (✔)
You might have internet ADD if you reach for your phone to pass the time while waiting for your laptop to boot.
I play games on my phone during cut scenes of the game I'm playing on my laptop, too. - Anika
problem is when you have to wait for your phone, to boot - Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
Also ads during games or videos. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
my phone, my phone, I love you so <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
A Very Mature Response To The Worst Netflix Reviews For ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ -
A Very Mature Response To The Worst Netflix Reviews For ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
"On this day in 1986, one of the greatest action movie characters in this history of Tinsel Town made his debut in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China. That man? Jack Burton. “Who?” JACK BURTON. Played by Kurt Russell, Jack Burton was the evolution of a John Wayne Old West hero, which is very fitting, seeing as Big Trouble in Little China was originally intended to be a Western. Alas, the people of 1986 simply weren’t ready for another John Wayne, and specifically one that was set in a modern world that was under attack from ancient martial arts, evil sorcery and monsters rising out of the black blood of the Earth." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Mike Nencetti
Beverly walking the greenway. -
Beverly walking the greenway.
Taken June 8th 2014 - Mike Nencetti
Mike, I hope you have a long, long life and when you see Beverly again, that it seems like only yesterday. - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
Thanks Greg. - Mike Nencetti
The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae -
The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae
Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulfurous subterranean stream that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades? - Halil from Bookmarklet
When I saw the cocktail menu, I couldn't *not* order the Ichabod Crane.
Scotch, pumpkin puree, lemon and cinnamon syrup. - Jessie
How was it? - Anne Bouey from iPhone
As delicious as he is. :D - Jessie
Ooh! - Katy S
I don't know what the star thing floating in the cocktail was, but it smelled great. Might have been nutmeg? - Jessie
Oh that might have been it. It wasn't on the ingredient list so I figured it must be some type of garnish. - Jessie
Andrew C (✔)
RT @girlwithatail: My neighbors are outside nailing a turkey to a cross. They're new to this country.
LOL! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
"Take, eat: this is my body. No, really." - Big Joe Silence
I love you people - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
I'm thankful for this beef roast and these chicken wings because fuck turkey and we gon eat ALL these leftovers.
Also thankful I bought that frozen Sara Lee sweet potato pie last month when it was two bucks! It is very good for not homemade. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Steve C Team Marina
I am thankful the stereo receiver I had my eye on for a year was on Amazon deals today. I couldn't be more American.
The Yamaha? I noticed that, but I'm hesitating. - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
Yes Greg that's the one it's not the world beater but has the airplay I needed and juice. Based on reviews online it's good but has limitations in wireless. The receiver it is replacing is from 1989 it works just fine just problems with my unique airport express connection to it and juice. Finally dropped below price point. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Anne Bouey
Just had a mild earthquake (3.1). Hope that's it for this round.
That was the third one and strongest today. - Anne Bouey
Yikes. Thanksgiving would be terrible timing for a big one. I hope that's it for today, too! - Spidra Webster
Didn't feel nuthin here - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Centered 3 mi from Yountville. - Spidra Webster
I hope this is a single event. - Janet
Yikes! Didn't feel anything here, though. Unsure if cats acting weird because of earthquake activity or because they're cats. - vicster: hon. canadian
Spidra Webster
Thanks to all the great folks on Friendfeed. You make me laugh, you divert me, you've banded together to help out folks in several tough life situations (and sometimes just to celebrate), you've enlightened me and distract me (in a good way).
May those of you who celebrate US Thanksgiving have a really good one! - Spidra Webster
Happy Thanksgiving, Spidra! - Greg "Cashmere Slim"
Back atcha babe *fistbump* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
^^ditto - Janet
Steele Lawman
I'm thankful for our little niche on the Internet, and all you criminals who put up with me here. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.
❤️ - Marie from iPhone
Happy Thanksgiving, Steele. I'm thankful for your glorious hair - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
The Elusive Roma and their Linguistic Legacy - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World -
The Elusive Roma and their Linguistic Legacy - Languages Of The World | Languages Of The World
"In contrast to these special lexicons, Romany itself—spoken primarily in Central and Eastern Europe—is a full-fledged language, possessing a distinctive sound system and grammar. As with other languages, Romany exhibits geographic variation. Overall, however, this variation is relatively recent, going back to the settlement of Gypsies in Europe in 14th and 15th centuries. All Romany dialects derive from a single ancestral tongue, and the differences among them resemble the kind of variations found among dialects of such European languages as German and Italian. The exact enumeration and classification of Romany dialects remains a controversial subject, but several groups can be distinguished by the degree of mutual intelligibility. For example, Romany dialects spoken in Balkans and the Danubian Basin are largely mutually intelligible. A second group of closely-related dialects includes those spoken in central-eastern Europe: northern Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia,... more... - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Mary B: #TeamMonique
MT @AbelavsAK: There’s an app where you can see if people in your family are racist. It's called facebook.
Amit Patel
Wonderful day in and around San Francisco yesterday. Auto show, Crissy Field, Fort Point, Baker Beach, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay.
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Andrew C (✔)
RT @fordm: Great NYT recap: What was different about the Ferguson grand jury?
RT @fordm: Great NYT recap: What was different about the Ferguson grand jury?
Bronze Age Lost Its Cutting Edge Before Climate Crisis - Truthdig -
Bronze Age Lost Its Cutting Edge Before Climate Crisis - Truthdig
"A new study suggests that Bronze Age cultures everywhere collapsed not because of sustained drought or flooding, but because of technological change. The gradual spread of iron foundries and smithies, they say, undermined the economic strengths of those centres with monopolies on the production of, and trade in, copper and tin—the elements in the alloy bronze." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Ian Armit, an archaeologist at the University of Bradford in the UK, and colleagues base their argument on careful studies of ancient climate, using a combination of pollen data and other evidence, plus 2,000 precision-dated archaeological finds from Ireland, from between 1200 BC and 400 AD. This evidence tells a different, but equally familiar, story." - Maitani
I was not aware there had ever been a consensus that drought and flooding was /the/ cause. After "the sea peoples did it" went out of fashion, it seems to me they've gone Pete Smith on the problem and just mumble "it's probably a bit more complicated than that" :) - Eivind
Eivind, and these books on the Dark Ages you have read but I haven't yet? What do they say? - Maitani
Mumble schmumble, I *clearly* state that it is more complicated than that. As it usually is :) As archaeology is Muddy Guessing With Equipment, though, who can say in this case. - Pete
The short version would be "we just don't know, and we'll probably never find out," Maitani :) Possible contributing factors I remember: Climate/crop failure, migrations from other areas (most often Europe and Western Anatolia) with war/unrest/crop failure, innovations in warfare, domino effect taking down the trade network node by node, and some complex systems theory thingy that the last guy I listened to reluctantly mentioned by confessed he didn't know that well. - Eivind
How could technology diffusion, that would have to take place over a very long time, cause a simultaneous collapse over a very large area? It doesn't make sense. It takes a lot for people to leave their homes, their lives. They would adapt. What could possibly be so compelling about an iron culture that would cause agricultural people to just pick up and move? And we don't see a real... more... - Todd Hoff
Upon closer examination, the study doesn't seem to be about the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age collapse at all, Todd. It's about the later transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in north western Europe, and Ireland in particular. Hard to tell from the article except that dates are way too late. The title of the paper is "Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze Age." - Eivind
Mike Nencetti
I am doing good. Services are not until next week. I do not think I will be able to really grieve until the services and events are over, and people leave. Walking on the greenway helps.
Good morning, Mike. It's good to "see" you. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Good morning Moto. My walk yesterday was in the 70's it was a good walk. - Mike Nencetti
Sounds lovely. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
That looks like a great place for a good walk. - bentley
long walks still do a lot of soothing of my soul after the last few months. Peace to you. - ellbeecee
I cannot imagine the journey you and Beverly shared through her illness. I know grief is something you get through at your own pace. You are in my prayers for comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Hello, Mike. Looks like a lovely walk. - vicster: hon. canadian
Glad you are getting out and about, and all the best for the coming days. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
When my dad died, I kept in all my grieving until the arrangements were over. That left me in a really weird state of not being able to grieve completely. When my mom died, I didn't try to hold it back. I cried during funeral arrangements, memorial, scattering her ashes and all the way home. Whatever I felt, I just allowed myself to feel, no matter who was around. I felt like I was... more... - Jenny H. from Android
Todd Hoff
‘Visions of Arrakis’, An Art Show Tribute to the Sci-Fi Worlds of ‘Dune’ at Bergeron’s Books in Oakland, California -
‘Visions of Arrakis’, An Art Show Tribute to the Sci-Fi Worlds of ‘Dune’ at Bergeron’s Books in Oakland, California
‘Visions of Arrakis’, An Art Show Tribute to the Sci-Fi Worlds of ‘Dune’ at Bergeron’s Books in Oakland, California
‘Visions of Arrakis’, An Art Show Tribute to the Sci-Fi Worlds of ‘Dune’ at Bergeron’s Books in Oakland, California
On the efficiency of slavery and why we don't want to believe in it (from The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist):
"...during the late antebellum years, northern travelers insisted that slave labor was less efficient than free labor, a point of dogma that most historians and economists have accepted. [...] The same northern observers who proclaimed that slave labor was inefficient had great faith in the idea that free people who were motivated by a cash wage would work harder and smarter than coerced workers. [...] ...after the Civil War, when many cotton planters would pay pickers by the pound at the end of a day’s work, free labor motivated by a wage did not produce the same amount of cotton per hour of picking as slave labor had." - Eivind
"What enslavers used was a system of measurement and negative incentives. Actually, one should avoid such euphemisms. Enslavers used measurement to calibrate torture in order to force cotton pickers to figure out how to increase their own productivity and thus push through the picking bottleneck. The continuous process of innovation thus generated was the ultimate cause of the massive... more... - Eivind
"Some historians have called lashings “discipline,” the term offered by slavery’s lawgivers and the laws they wrote, which pretended that masters who whipped were calmly administering “punishment” to “correct” lazy subordinates’ reluctance to work." - Eivind
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