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Audrey and Toby
Audrey can do #bitchlips
x_O - Derrick
:D - Kristin
Haha - Rodfather
Ha! - CarlC
Ha, but can she do #glenmode!!! - Roberto Bonini
I made her crack up on Sunday by mimicking her facial expressions. - Akiva
DEAD!!! .... and dead again!! - Yolanda
DUCKFACE! - Kyle Prime
Stephen Trimble
Iraq signs deal to buy 18 F-16 warplanes | Reuters -
Iraq signs deal to buy 18 F-16 warplanes | Reuters
Oh the irony......... - Roberto Bonini
Loic Le Meur
Congrats “@Benioff: is salesforce's new app to get work done with anyone. Sign up to receive an invite.”
I wonder how much the domain cost..... - Roberto Bonini
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Don't ever, EVER, everevereverever, come by here
No mo, no mo, no mo? - NOT THE CRICKET
SUPA GREEN! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Dan: Bibrarian
Huh, looks like FF is no longer pulling my Twitter feed... again.
May I suggest Advanced Tweets? ( If you use it, you'll need to stop publishing FF to Twitter and turn off your Twitter imports. Other than that, it works great. :) - That's So CAJ!
Actually I rarely tweet from FF to Twitter, it's usually the other way around. :) I'll give it a shot when I get home! - Dan: Bibrarian
I'm pretty sure pushing things to Twitter actually still works, even if you use Advanced Tweets. The one thing I find annoying about Advanced Tweets is that you no longer have a link back to the original tweet (it would be nice if the "Advanced Tweets" attribution link either lead directly to the original tweet, or at least a page on AT with the link to the original tweet). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Oh, that's right. I did forget about that limitation as well. As always, everybody uses "social" differently. Twitter for me is just a transport service. - That's So CAJ!
Curt, or it could put it in the first comment. - NOT THE CRICKET
That lack of a link back is exactly why I rarely interact with Advanced Tweets posts. Seems pointless. - Anika from FFHound!
o_O - Derrick
Advanced Tweets had some issues for me when I used it. It seems it would take my tweet, post it into FF...and then post back to Twitter. Despite the fact that Advanced Tweets said it wouldn't do that. So yeah. - Mike Nayyar
AJ Batac
Zombie Apocalypse? The Object To Your Left Is Now Your Weapon! WHAT IS IT?
It looks like it's AJ Batac. - John (bird whisperer)
My laptop. - Yolanda
Close up - a bar-code scanner. Slightly farther away - a coin and bill machine for our printing station. - WebGoddess
A bag of almonds - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
Macbook Pro, office phone, my android, OOH! there's a pair of scissors in the pen cup. I WIN!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The couch? or the sweatshirt on the back of the couch? - Heather
My water bottle and a coffee cup with mildly warm coffee in it - Just Mrs. V
All I've got is an otoscope with a dead battery. Things aren't looking good. - Victor Ganata
iPhone... Uh oh. I'd have to drive several miles before I could even use it to call for help. But I could tweet my own demise. - SAM
hacksaw - Peter Dawson
A criminal justice textbook. :) - Caitlin
a magic wand with a star on the end. seriously. - Big Joe Silence
A 21" dell monitor. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Some Duplo blocks. - Rochelle
A pillow and a couple of brand-new white t-shirts......I'm screwed. - Rahsheen
office phone - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I'm not hitting a zombie with my iPad ... - Shannon - GlassMistress
A damn throw pillow. I lose. :( - #cryptic
pocket moleskin - MoTO Boychick Devil
My bum left knee. - Neal Krummell
A TRIO OF CHIHUAHUAS - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Concrete stairs or a BBQ smoker. - Anika
I hear HP printers pack quite a punch when thrown ;) - Roberto Bonini
Seems like not a lot of us will survive this zombie apocalypse. - AJ Batac
USB hub - Rodfather
A wet towel. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
A glass of wine, or a clothes-horse. - Pete
A butterfly hairband, my iPhone, a frozen Coke, the remote control, and my keys. - Alix May
A huge ceramic owl. - NOT THE CRICKET
Carrottop's brain, cut up into chunks. That shit will kill any Zombie dead - Johnny
*wonders if VALZ has jokers to the right* - SAM
A metal shelf. - Arlan K.
An orange plastic tumbler. - Laruia Ingalls Botts
A Butler Stand as seen here: Thanks for alerting me to update my office furniture AJ! LOL - Janet
The Puget Sound. Might come in handy. - Akiva
A Pack. of Cigarettes. And a lighter! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Late evening edition: my son O.O a lamp and a glass coffee table. I'm in trouble! Oh, the picture frames on the coffee table might make a good weapon. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
A bottle of hairspray. I plan to pair up with m9m and go all Buffy-style on them. - Hookuh Tinypants
Crap. This couch is gonna get heavy to carry around. - That's So CAJ!
Now that I'm at my desktop I have more things then earlier (couch) There's a printer, a battery charger, some CDs, and a power strip. Crap, I think the couch is a better bet unless I learn to throw CDs like throwing stars. - Heather
About 200 lbs worth of unassembled desk. - April Russo
It's my outdoor ashtray on my patio. I'm Zombie Chow. - teleken from BuddyFeed
my camera bag... perhaps they all they need is some good PR shots. - Michael W. May
recycle bin - chaz2b
A huge, hard-cover library book. (Unfortunately, it makes my brainz *more* tasty.) - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Victor Ganata
"Hate begets hate; violence begets violence"
French baguettes French - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny. - Yolanda
Johhny made me LOL - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ROFL Johnny. - Roberto Bonini
At least they didn't put that on MLK's memorial :D - Victor Ganata
Sean McBride
Rudi Dekkers drops some bombshell 9/11 revelations on the tenth anniversary of the attacks « Exposing Faux Capitalism -
"Rudi Dekkers, the owner of Huffman Aviation, the flight school where alleged 9/11 hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained at, dropped some bombshell revelations on the September 11, 2011 episode of Erskine Overnight, in speaking about his new book, Guilty by Association. He said he never saw Atta and al-Shehhi ever pray when they were at his flight school, and that the voice purported to be Atta’s from the alleged cockpit voice recorder didn’t sound at all like Atta’s to him. He also said that Atta was a mediocre student and was warned six weeks into his training that he would be kicked out unless he shaped up. Ultimately, upon graduation, Atta and al-Shehhi were only qualified to fly a small plane with a few seats, and not a Boeing 767 jumbo jet, as he and al-Shehhi are alleged to have flown so skillfully into the World Trade towers." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
The mainstream media will not utter a word of this, even though Rudi Dekkers is one of the most important and credible sources of information on Mohamed Atta. - Sean McBride
IIRC, it was pointed out pretty much since 2001 that the hardest parts of flying are the landing and takeoff, neither of which was a factor for the 9/11 hijackers. - Andrew C (✔)
I am inclined to put more stock in the judgment and instincts of someone who is an experienced pilot, who taught Atta how to fly, and who had direct personal interactions with Atta than in the judgment and instincts of someone who isn't an experienced pilot and who had no contact with Atta. Rudi Dekkers doesn't believe the 9/11 official story. He is just one more skeptical voice on 9/11... more... - Sean McBride
What Andrew said anyone that can drive a car can fly a plane once it's actually airborne. Skillfully would have been landing in the Hudson, safely shortly after takeoff with no engines. - Key West
Hitting a particular building is more difficult than simply keeping an airplane in the air. If this were the only problematic issue with 9/11, it would be inconsequential. What is consequential is how hundreds of problematic issues with 9/11 hang together to undermine the credibility of the official story. Even Bob Graham is now calling for a new investigation into 9/11. - Sean McBride
Of all the odd loose ends about 9/11, this may be the most important one: a few sentences that appeared in the New York Times on September 13, 2001: BEGIN QUOTE Separately, officials said a group of about five men were now under investigation in Union City, suspected of assisting the hijackers. In addition, the officials said the men had apparently set up cameras near the Hudson River... more... - Sean McBride
Anyone with a couple of hours in Microsoft Flight Simulator would know what to do once a plane is airborne. - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
Regarding Dekkers' observation that he never noticed Atta praying: 1. Atta was also into alcohol, cocaine, gambling, jewelry, pork chops, the Beastie Boys, strip clubs and strippers. 2. Atta was seen visiting Jack Abramoff's SunCruz Casino six days before 9/11. 3. The Pakistani ISI (a close CIA ally) wired Atta $100,000 a week before the attacks. And on and on it goes. Not to mention Able Danger. - Sean McBride
Roberto -- is it in fact easy to hit a real building with a real large jet after a couple of hours playing with Microsoft Fight Simulator? Quite a few pilots disagree with that assertion. And Atta's piloting skills were weak even for the small plane for which he qualified. - Sean McBride
Interesting discussion on these issues here: Google [ flight simulator] Example: "If jets have to land precisely on a runway, why would it be hard to steer one into a skyscraper?" - Sean McBride
"Mossad Truck Bombs on Sept 11" - Sean McBride
It's easy to fool most of the people most of the time: [1] Saddam possessed WMDs [2] Saddam was behind 9/11 [3] Saddam and Osama bin Laden were allies [4] the Iraq War would be a cakewalk [5] Saddam was behind the 9/11 anthrax attacks [6] Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 anthrax attacks [7] Muslims were behind the 9/11 anthrax attacks [8] Steven Hatfill was behind the 9/11 anthrax... more... - Sean McBride
An experienced pilot on the difficulties of hitting a skyscraper while traveling in a large jet at a high rate of speed: BEGIN QUOTE To answer your question in the simplest of terms, imagine trying to park your car in your garage at about 150 mph without hitting the sides of the car on the opening of the garage. Better example... Ever been to a Jiffy Lube or similar place to get your... more... - Sean McBride
Another comment: BEGIN QUOTE Would it be correct to expand the example to include the following? - You're a novice driver essentially still on a learner's permit with limited skills and driving experience to the point of recently having failed your license test because you couldn't properly identify the gauges and controls or safely operate the vehicle - You've only ever driven small,... more... - Sean McBride
Come on, there has to be *some* persuasive pushback arguing that it is reasonable to believe that the hijackers (especially Hani Hanjour) could hit their narrow targets at an exceptionally high rate of speed. :) Regarding Hanjour, Google [9/11 hani hanjour spiral] That Google search statement cuts nicely into the heart of the problem -- a single five-letter word is key: "spiral." - Sean McBride
The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) was rightfully suspicious of early simulators and contracts annotated that no pilot could be dismissed solely on flight simulator results. Because it was easier to fly the real aircraft than the simulator, there was an industrial agreement that anyone failing a simulator check should be afforded the opportunity to prove his skills in the air. - Key West
Some interesting discussion on 9/11 here at Democratic Underground: "Ex-FBI Interrogator 'Gagged' Over 9/11 Backstory - Democratic Underground" But I doubt that the proceedings will reach nearly 3,500 comments, as on NPR's On Point. :)... more... - Sean McBride
Belief in the 9/11 official story, like belief in Saddam's WMDs and the wisdom of the Iraq War, is gradually morphing into the fringe position. Too many reputable people with impeccable credentials have switched over to the side of the skeptics during the last few years. - Sean McBride
Comment counts are the new veracity meter ? - Key West
The comment count reveals that there is extremely intense interest about the veracity of the 9/11 official story among thinking Americans -- the number of comments on this show broke all records for On Point, which is renowned for its sobriety and level-headedness, by a long shot. But what really matters is the quality of information and arguments in that discussion on either side. Judge for yourself. Exercise your independent intelligence. - Sean McBride
Andrew -- by the way: I feel increasingly confident about challenging the 9/11 official story (not that I wasn't abundantly confident years ago :)), because so many reputable people, who do not lightly put their credibility on the line, have joined the ranks of 9/11 skeptics: 1. Alan Sabrosky 2. Anthony Summer 3. Bob Graham 4. Coleen Rowley 5. Curt Weldon 6. Daniel Ellsberg 7. John... more... - Sean McBride
Who told you the end was bitter ? There is intense interest in sweet endings based on my observations. I am confident that romance novels will continue to outsell books about the events of 9/11. - Key West
9/11 is one of the most important events in American history. The policies for which 9/11 served as the pretext have done enormous damage to America, possibly fatal damage, to its economy, traditional rule of law, and standing in the world. All the unresolved controversies concerning 9/11 continue to simmer and percolate just under the surface of American society, and could explode into... more... - Sean McBride
Key West: what do you make of Urban Moving Systems? - Sean McBride
Key West: you should get Cristo to add his two cents. :) He has been somewhat curious about this topic in the past. (I unblocked him some time ago.) - Sean McBride
I used White Glove Moving personally and the kids that they sent over to actually do the work where in fact Jewish. * scratch's head* They took my stuff to a warehouse in N.J. to store it. Then shipped it back to Florida when I moved into my new place. Cristo does not follow this account. I see him on Google+ mostly. - Key West
I will ape him for you, please read the above post TIA. - Key West
So you think it is *not* a matter of huge importance that a foreign intelligence agency that is infamous for running false flag ops may have been set up to film 9/11 *before* the first strike? Do you have any idea of how big a story that is potentially? I know you are a serious person. Be serious. - Sean McBride
Seriously though Rudi Dekkers bombshell is a dud. I learned to fly a small plane before I could legally drive a car. My daughter recently learned Aerobatics in a Bi-Plane after 15 minutes of instruction. She flew it, the actual pilot just told her what to do through a headset. She had to where a parachute. She loved it and I am pretty sure she could hit any building on the Island quite simply. - Key West
Side note: I haven't revisited Google+ for quite a few weeks. Can you sell me on its virtues? - Sean McBride
Experienced pilots who know the performance features of these particular aircraft well beg to differ with you. But in the big picture in trying to understand 9/11, this is a relatively small matter. The much more important issue is the identity and objectives of the lead financiers and controllers behind the hijackers. - Sean McBride
I rarely use any of it anymore. I enjoyed some of the debates including some of the mud slinging. I still read things that interest me here, there and everywhere. I think it's interesting, I believe in the JFK conspiracy. I just happen to be a 9/11 skeptic agnostic. :D - Key West
You strike me as being a skeptic on the world in general, with a mischievous streak, which is why I enjoy fencing with you. - Sean McBride
The simulation argument definitely intrigues me :D Have a great day !!! - Key West
Regarding Google+: it struck me as being a weak version of Friendfeed -- clumsy, cluttered, cramped, claustrophic, not agile, not nimble, not swift. If it gets better, I hope someone on Friendfeed will let me know. But if Google in general continues to move in the direction of becoming Ultimate Big Brother, I may drop all my Google accounts. Lately Gmail has been nagging me relentlessly for my phone number -- they've got to be kidding. Ask once politely, take no for an answer, then buzz off. :) - Sean McBride
If you have the ability and means to fly over Miami, Key Biscayne, the Everglades and Key West on your own, I really envy you. - Sean McBride
Spot on Cristo parody, btw. He should hire you to man his social media chit chat when he's busy with other matters. - Sean McBride
"All the unresolved controversies concerning 9/11" -- have you looked into any other major historic moment that you consider reasonably settled? I mean, do you think there are fewer 'unresolved controversies' with those, or have you just not looked in those cases? (followup: is there a single 9/11 "controversy" you've looked into and dismissed, or has _every single one_ triggered your false-flag-ometer?) - Andrew C (✔)
A car garage would indeed be hard to hit at 150 mph but - and I can't believe I have to point this out - the Twin Towers were rather larger than car garages though. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, Western intellectual history and American studies is my primary field, so, yes, I've looked into quite a few historical controversies in depth. But none of them are as important for contemporary Americans as 9/11 and the incredibly self-destructive policies it spawned -- a regime in which we are still embedded. So it's on the front burner. - Sean McBride
I look at historical controversies holistically, trying to connect all the dots and to uncover the most important patterns in the data. The main problem with 9/11 is the overall pattern of facts and evidence. Yes, I've dismissed quite a few theories about 9/11 that strike me as not believable, and probably insane -- like the no-planes hallucination. Serious researchers have focused... more... - Sean McBride
"Serious researchers have focused strongly on WTC7." - or alternatively, even quacks can't come up with plausible alternative theories for the twin towers' collapse. - Andrew C (✔)
If WTC7 was a controlled demolition, and the best science is on the side of that assumption, that is the only fact you need to bring down the entire official narrative on 9/11. - Sean McBride
Conversely, if WTC7 wasn't a controlled demolition... would there still be enough other controversies for you? I'm curious as to what it would take for you to disbelieve the Truther story. - Andrew C (✔)
There is little doubt among those who have studied WTC7 and understand the science that it was a controlled demolition. Check out the debate on that subject in that 3,500-comment discussion on On Point Defenders of the official story are barely going through the motions now in trying to support their position on WTC7. - Sean McBride
There is no "Truther story" to disbelieve -- just a great deal of solid research to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that many important particulars of the 9/11 official are false. We no more know the true story behind 9/11 now than we knew the true stories behind Watergate or Iran-Contra before they were properly investigated. - Sean McBride
Just a few of the major controversies: 1. WTC7 (controlled demolition), Larry Silverstein "pull it" 2. Urban Moving Systems (Israeli foreknowledge?) 3. anthrax attacks (inside job, false flag op, neocon agenda) 4. CIA/bin Laden relations (Sibel Edmonds) 5. CIA/hijacker relations (Richard Clarke) 6. leading 9/11 financiers (who were they?) 7. NORAD (stand-down?) 8. decision processes... more... - Sean McBride
Another awesome trailer for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. -
So seeing that. - Roberto Bonini
Definitely one of my most anticipated films of the fall. - Jandy
Evan Williams
It's surprising there's not a feature in Gcal (or any that I've seen) to say something is tentative.
most important things missing is a meeting follow up. Nothing gets done in 1 meeting. follow ups are needed. - ThinkEzy
Lest we forget the meetings to schedule meetings!! - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
Dan: Bibrarian
Ahhh nothing like watching a couple of 7 year olds argue over whether bats are real...
What about Batman....??? - Roberto Bonini
Roberto Bonini
What the hell.... @arrington is blocking me... can't follow him... Ah well....
LOLZZZZZ - sofarsoShawn
You're as awesome as @leolaporte now. - NOT THE CRICKET
He's blocked Leo too? You are in good company Bonini :) - sofarsoShawn
Ha! LOL :) - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
I don't know if he still has. But last year Leo called him arrogant on the Gilmore Gang and Arrington went into a bit of a hissy fit. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ooooo i remember that Jimminy. That was one heck of a tussle. Leo threw GG off his network. I should get a "Mike Arrington Blocked Me" T-Shirt. And send Leo one :) - Roberto Bonini
michael arrington
RT @AaronSeattle: Just spotted @arrington playing with a security guard's taser. #disrupthackathon
ROFLMAO - Roberto Bonini
The quality of plotting in Gladiator was abysmal. The villian wasn't evil, merely incompetent
Agreed. - Roberto Bonini
Roberto Bonini
Me: I'm tired. Brain: Would you like to play a game of global thermonuclear war?? -- Sigh My brain is weird sometimes.
Don't let it boss you around, Roberto! - Anika
Hehe. I'll try :) - Roberto Bonini
Roberto Bonini
@jongalloway And they actually let you rent flying carpets?? I'm astounded ;)
My reaction on learning about the hilariously named Avis Wizards Club. - Roberto Bonini
Tyson Key
(Some dumb Turkish "hacktivists" manipulated a DNS provider's records to point to a server hosting a crappy Word-generated page from 2005).
I thier point is that Word makes for a crappy HTML editor, point well taken. - Roberto Bonini
Nothing against Word if you need instant results for something incredibly basic, I guess. Still, attacking a DNS provider, and gradually poisoning cached data is a pretty stupid idea, in the grand scheme of things. - Tyson Key
I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't just use an existing exploit script, and hoped that the organisation in question had poorly configured their infrastructure, either. - Tyson Key
An invisible auto-updater is an app’s best feature -
With heavy emphasis on Invisible. - Roberto Bonini
resisting the urge to wax poetic about Unix pipes
Roberto Bonini
A friend is looking at the D7000. Apparently Nx Capture and NX Capture 2 can't read the RAW files. Any truth to this? CC @frederickvan
I have a D7000. Raw files readable in v2.2.6 - Johnny from iPhone
Right. Thanks Johnny. - Roberto Bonini
Ignore me... stupid question Johnny.... - Roberto Bonini
It wasn't. They weren't supported in 2.2.5 and below and since most people just install the disk and don't download the updates, this effected a great deal of people. - Johnny
Thanks Johnny :) - Roberto Bonini
Today's word is vergangenheitsbewältigung (because we don't have a word for that in English)
How do you come up with these? - سيما كيا Sima kia
the feeling of the moment :) - Winckel
oh, what a moment! - سيما كيا Sima kia
Clearly english isin't enough of a challenge ;) - Roberto Bonini
My problem with this word, is simply "die Bewältigung":) - mina_sydney
TR - vergangenheits bewältigung : Geçmiş ile başa çıkmak - Dealing with the past - Ali Oz
Yes, Ali Oz jan, Coping and Coping with.... - mina_sydney
Rob Diana
How we found the file that was used to Hack RSA -
Yikes!! PS Why does Excel support embedded flash?? - Roberto Bonini from iPhone
wil wheaton
So, this happened. #PAX
I had a similar brush with death. Was caught by the Incredible Hulk. ;) - Roberto Bonini
Mitchell Tsai
Oops. No Tweets since july 17. Link from FriendFeed not working.
Yup. :( - Roberto Bonini
Audrey and Toby
Toby just tried to buy a movie in the Adult section of the On Demand cable TV menu. He's now banned from playing with the remote control.
That's my boy! - Akiva
I can only laugh !!!! - Roberto Bonini
Toby knows what's up - Josh Haley
Wow, kids are maturing REALLY fast these days. o_O - That's So CAJ!
Tell him that's where babies come from! - Andy
LOL.. thats funny. No parental controls on the remote ? - Peter Dawson
Justin Korn
RT @korndev: Handwriting fonts impart a sense of personality, humanistic connection... RT @sixrevisions 10 FREE Handwriting Fonts
If I wanted a handwriting font on my stuff, I'd hand write it. Looks too tacky. - Roberto Bonini
Should Employees Take Naps? -
Yes - Shevonne
yes!!!!!!!!!! - Roberto Bonini
Sounds great to me. - Stephan from iPhone
I am guilty of this over my lunch break. I have the ability to fall asleep fast and in any position. This is not always the best trait, especially at lectures around 2 in the afternoon. - Janet
I can't nap. Period. Got to be in bed, in relative dark, and it had to be quiet. I can't sleep during the day anyway. - Ian May from Android
Roberto Bonini
RT @rkref: Ha! MSNBC catches Rick Perry plagiarizing key line from Teddy Kennedy's 2008 speech endorsing Obama at DNC in Denver. #oops
What? For real?! - Anika
Hey, i dunno.... - Roberto Bonini
Stephen Mack
Latin phrases everyone should know.
1. The Latin phase. 2. Literal translation. 3. Usage notes. 4. Example sentence - Stephen Mack
1. caveat emptor. 2. Let the buyer beware. 3. Used as a warning. 4. "Hey! This new TV doesn't come with any HDMI cables! I guess it's caveat emptor." - Stephen Mack
1. QED (unabbreviated: quod erat demonstrandum. 2. "which was to be proved." 3. I have proven my point. 4. "If nuclear power is so dangerous, how come the number of fatalities is so much less than with coal power? QED." - Stephen Mack
Oh, Stephen speaks French! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Hah! - Stephen Mack
1. i.e. (unabbreviated: id est). 2. That is. 3. Used to show what you mean specifically. "On the best social media sites, i.e. FriendFeed, you cannot like your own comments." (Note: Not a great example, see below.) - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I corrected myself - Stephen Mack
Yeah, use it when you would use the phrase "that is" I guess. - Stephen Mack
i.e. = in other words - Tinfoil 2.0
1. carpe diem 2. seize the day. 3. Used to mean "go for it." 4. "If you think you'd be better off in Austin, just carpe diem and move there!" - Stephen Mack
Cristo, mine? I was trying to make a joke. - Stephen Mack
How is i.e. different from e.g.? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
quid pro quo !! - and if you dont know this..then .. I am sorry for you :)- - Peter Dawson
i.e. is used for one specific thing, e.g. is used for more than one. - Stephen Mack
My favorite latin is "pro boner" - Scoble, Alex Scoble
You use e.g. if there is more than one possible example, and i.e. if there is only one thing you mean. - Stephen Mack
LOL Glen. - Stephen Mack
"e.g." must always be used in lower case, as must "i.e." - Tinfoil 2.0
1. post hoc ergo propter hoc 2. after this, therefore because of this 3. s", is a logical fallacy (of the questionable cause variety) that states, "Since that event followed this one, that event must have been caused by this one." 4 None needed. - Roberto Bonini
You mean you use e.g. when you are listing more than one example and i.e. when you are only listing one? Because in the example you used, there's more than just one good social networking site. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, no, use "e.g." when you'd use English "for example" and use "i.e." when you'd use English "that is." - Stephen Mack
i.e. means in other words, not example. It's used to highlight a rephrasing of the original concept. - Tinfoil 2.0
So his example then is not a good one. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Cristo, what's the Latin for that? - Tinfoil 2.0
Yeah, my example was trying to be a joke. Here's a better one: "I want to be the best poster on FriendFeed, i.e., post the most interesting stuff." - Stephen Mack
If Stephen's example had been "the best social media site, i.e. FriendFeed" it would've worked. He'd be clarifying that what he means by "the best social media site" is "FriendFeed," not using "FriendFeed" as an example of a social media site. - Jandy
What Jandy said. - Stephen Mack
Yeah, it was a bad example. - Stephen Mack
And my comment is just "what Glen and LogEx said" but with an example. :) - Jandy
"I try to post interesting things on FriendFeed, e.g. interesting music, language notes, and skeptical articles." - Stephen Mack
Anyway, more Latin, less discussion! - Stephen Mack
i.e., move on. - Stephen Mack
Yes, e.g. ..., etc. is a faux pas (reiterating repetitive redundancies) - Tinfoil 2.0
1. pro bono 2. for free (actual meaning is for the common good) 3. Legal term denoting free work on behalf of a client 4. I'm representing the defendant pro bono - Scoble, Alex Scoble
1. quid pro quo. 2. this for that. 3. The idea that an action deserves a comparable action in return (either negative or positive, though usually positive, I think) in order to be fair. 4. "I scratched your back, now you scratch mine. Quid pro quo." - Jandy
Ipso facto is a Latin phrase and everyone should know it, so it should be on the list, ipso facto. - Micah
et tu brute - Kai su, teknon? - you too brutus? ceasar's claimed last words as he took it in the back from his bff - chaz2b
1. cogito ergo sum. 2. I think therefore I am. 3. Foundation of Descartes' humanist philosophy. 4. "I am a pretentious twat and think quoting Enlightenment philosophers is the same as thinking for myself, cogito ergo sum." Wait, whut? - Jandy
ROFL, Jandy - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Jandy is #winning ( #laureola ) - Tinfoil 2.0
1. ad nauseam 2. to seasickness 3. Or "to the point of disgust". Sometimes used as a humorous alternative to ad infinitum. An argumentum ad nauseam is a logical fallacy involving basing one's argument on prolonged repetition, i.e., repeating something so much that people are "sick of it". 4. As if we needed Stephen to clarify his comment yet again, the angry mob continued to browbeat him ad nauseum. - Tinfoil 2.0
1. Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum. 2. When you have a good grip on their balls, their hearts and minds will follow. - Eivind
1) Luctor et Emergo 2) I struggle, I win. 3) Use when you struggle and emerges as the winner 4) I was hurting but luctor et emergo! - AJ Batac
Any of these with a link (full article) should be memorized by tomorrow: - Tinfoil 2.0
Glen's op.cit. made me think of "cf" as in "cf Kant's Critique of Pure Reason", referring to a related reference to the conversation at hand. Is that based on something Latin? (I know I could Google this, but I don't wanna.) - Jandy
"cf., an abbreviation for the Latin word confer (the imperative singular form of "conferre"), literally meaning "bring together", is used to refer to other material or ideas which may provide similar or different information or arguments. It is mainly used in scholarly contexts, such as in academic (mainly humanities, physics and biology) or legal texts. It is translated, and can be read aloud, as "compare"." [] - Tinfoil 2.0
Vice Versa... no explanation needed - AJ Batac
Thanks LogEx and Glen. I've used it a lot and generally correctly, but not really knowing the origins. - Jandy
1. veni, vidi, vici 2. I came, I saw, I conquered 3. Reportedly written by Caesar as a comment about a short war he had 4. I totally loved that moment in Ghostbusters when they did a rif on veni, vidi, vici. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
"opus possimus carere hoc filum" - We really need to get rid of this thread:)- - Peter Dawson
"Si dissentiunt, tuo capiti off" - if you disagree- off with your head ! - Peter Dawson
1. ad hominem. 2. to the man. 3. generally used to refer to arguments/attacks (in debate or discussion) against a person rather than against their ideas or statements. 4. "If you don't stop using ad hominem attacks, we're going to disqualify you from this debate." - Jandy
1. ad hominem 2. literally "to the man" (but really an abbreviation of argumentum ad hominem) 3. an argumenting style frequently employed when you're losing and don't have facts and logic on your side :) 4. How is "You're stupid and fat, and you smell funny" not an ad hominem attack? - Victor Ganata
Victor wins. - Jandy
LOL. Beat me to the punch. - Victor Ganata
1. Argumentum ad hitlerum 2. Faux latin; a reference to Godwin's Law. 3. Used to call someone out for making a false or hyped comparison of one's opponents to Hitler or Nazi's. 4. Internet arguments generally go on ad hitlerum. - Kevin L
1. resquiat in pacem (abbreviated RIP) 2. rest in peace 3. a valediction to the dead 4. Nate Dogg, RIP - Victor Ganata
1. iacta alea est 2. the die is cast 3. uttered when you make a decision to go beyond the point of no return, such as when a military commander orders his unit to seize his country's capital city from civilian control. 4. It's out of hands now. Iacta alea est. - Victor Ganata
1. e pluribus unum 2. Out of many, one. 3. Written on the seal of the United States (see -- it implies that out of the many states, we are one country. 4. "President Obama referred to 'e pluribus unum' as the motto of the United Sates in a 2010 speech. It's not, per" - Stephen Mack
Jandy, one interesting thing on quid pro quo -- it's also the origin of the phrase "tit for tat." - Stephen Mack
1. n.b. (unabbreviated: nota bena). 2. Note well. 3. Used to call attention to important items. 4. "You should definitely follow Josh Haley but n.b. some of his items are NSFW." - Stephen Mack
1. p.s. (unabbreviated: post scriptum). 2. After writing. 3. Used at the bottom of a letter for adding something additional. 4. "Love, Stephen P.S. Write if you get work." - Stephen Mack
1. p.p.s (unabbreviated: post post scriptum) 2. After after writing. 3. Used after a P.S. -- add a new P for each new item. 4. "Love, Stephen P.S. Write if you get work. P.P.S. Don't forget to call mom." - Stephen Mack
1. ergo 2. therefore 3. Statement of logic connecting the flow of two ideas together 4. I am a Scoble ergo I win all arguments by default - Scoble, Alex Scoble
1. de gustibus non est disputandum. 2. Of taste, there is no disputing. 3. A similar English phrase is, "There's no accounting for taste." Related also to the phrase, "to each their own taste" which became more commonly, "To each their own." 4. "I'd tell Blake he's wrong to hate Rango, but de gustibus non est disputandum." - Stephen Mack
1. deus ex machina 2. god from the machine 3. a literary technique used to save your protagonists after you've painted them into a corner that is impossible to escape. 4. "The eagles are coming!"? That deus ex machina completely wrecked my suspension of disbelief. - Victor Ganata
1. cave canum. 2. beware of the dog. 3. There's probably a dog somewhere nearby. You should, like, watch out for it. 4. "Dude! Your dog bit me!" "Why are you trespassing on my property? Didn't you see the sign telling you to beware of the dog?" "Dog? Dude, I just thought there was an interesting cave to explore." - Stephen Mack
1. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 2. in the garden of Eden 3. Drunken mispronunciation of "in the garden of eden" by the lead singer of Iron Butterfly 4. Damn the keyboard solo in In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is hella long, dude - Scoble, Alex Scoble
1. q.v. (unabbreviated: quod vide) 2. which see 3. Used as a reference another document. 4. q.v. a better list of Latin phrases than this one. - Stephen Mack
1. C.V. (unabbreviated: curriculum vitae) 2. course of life 3. In the U.S., it's a douchy way to say "résumé." 4. "If you would please reference my C.V., you'll see that after 35 years of experience, I am the consummate master of the pan flute." - Stephen Mack
1. in media res 2. Into the middle of things. 3. Often used to refer to beginning a story right at the action instead of with a long introduction. 4. "The overuse of in media res in the show 'The Event' followed by numerous distracting flashbacks spelled its doom." - Stephen Mack
1. vs (unabbreviated: versus) 2. literally "inverted." 3. against, opposed to. 4. "Did you hear Salman Rushdie was working on a sequel to 'The Satanic Verses?' It's going to be called 'Satanic Versus Godzilla.'" - Stephen Mack
1. sic transit gloria mundi 2. Thus passes the glory of the world. 3. Everything good fades away. (Some interesting historical notes at 4. "When The White Stripes broke up, I was all sic transit gloria mundi." - Stephen Mack
Latin American phrases everyone should know: - Micah
I didn't know Gloria was sick. - Akiva
1. A.M. (unabbreviated: ante meridiem) and P.M. (unabbreviated: post meridiem) 2. before the middle of the day and after the middle of the day 3. designates the hours before noon and after noon, respectively. 4. It makes no sense that noon is 12 P.M. and midnight is 12 A.M. - Victor Ganata
Akiva, that was Monday. She's better now, keep up. - Stephen Mack
I like lagging. - Akiva
1. memento mori 2. remember that you must die 3. Used to refer to art that reminds people of their mortality. 4. "Micah's Day of the Dead party is such a memento mori that now I'm actually bummed." - Stephen Mack
1. tempus fugit 2. time flees. 3. Often used to tell people to get a move on. 4. "Jonathan! Let's go already. The movie starts in 15 minutes. Tempus fugit." - Stephen Mack
1. Semper fidelis 2. always faithful 3. USMC motto 4. The Marine Corps believes semper fi "guides Marines to remain faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what." - Anne Bouey
Good one -- and a dog named Fido is "Faithful." - Stephen Mack
A Latin scholar walks into a bar. "I'd like a martinus, please." "Do you mean a martini?" "If I wanted a double, I'd ask for one." - Stephen Mack
:) - Eivind
1. mea culpa 2. my fault. 3. Used as an apology. 4. "I didn't mean to start a big debate about wind. Mea culpa. My bad." - Stephen Mack
I haven't really read this thread yet but I'm already ready already to vote it best thread ever. - Akiva
1. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. 2. Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound - Eivind
1. Aio, quantitas magna frumentorum est. 2. Yes, that is a very large amount of corn. - Eivind
1. Curru fugiente mea plena est anguilla. 2. My hovercraft is full of eels. - Stephen Mack
1. Sum legendi hunc tamen sed iam solvere paratus optimum. 2. What Akiva said. - Stephen Mack
1. Locum tenens 2. place holder 3. refers to a person who temporarily fills a position 4. Some people prefer to work as a locum tenens instead of holding a permanent job. - Anne Bouey
1. Vas deferens. 2. drop mic - Akiva
*cauterized* wait, that's not Latin. - Micah
aut disce aut discede - either learn or leave - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
1. ad hoc 2. to this 3. meaning, now you're just making things up 4. Your so-called theory is nothing more than a series of ad hoc hypotheses derived from cherry-picking the data. - Victor Ganata
1. ad astra 2. to the stars 3. Used to mean general victory and great rewards, often in mottoes. 4. "Sure, you're struggling now, but keep going, it's all ad astra after that." - Stephen Mack
1. ad nauseam (often misspelled nauseum) 2. to the point of disgust/nausea 3. "Repeat until you're sick of it." 4. "Many of these discussions on FriendFeed are resolved in the first five comments, but we keep going on to several hundred and more, ad nauseam." - Stephen Mack
1. In loco parentis 2. In the place of a parent 3. a person/institution assuming parental responsibility for a minor 4. Colleges were formerly considered to be in loco parentis for their students. - Anne Bouey
Hic porcellus ivit ad tabernas, sed hic porcellus mansit domi. Hic porcellus edit bubulam, sed hic porcellus edit nullam. Et hic porcellus flevit, "Vii, Vii, Vii" per totam viam domum. (This little piggy, etc.) - Stephen Mack
From now on, whenever I agree with something, instead of typing "THIS" I'm going to type "HIC" - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"semper ubi sub ubi" Always wear under wear. ;-) - Brian Sullivan
1. Cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude 2. with honor, with great honor, with highest honor 3. shows varying degrees of academic distinction at graduation 4. Only two students graduated summa cum laude this year. - Anne Bouey
"Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" that's the Hogwarts school motto which means "Never tickle a sleeping dragon." Words to live by. - sofarsoShawn
I like that one, Shawn! - Anne Bouey
Damn Stephen, now I know why online dictionaries could never find ad nauseum. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
1. de facto 2. in practice or actuality, but without being officially established 3. I don't feel like figuring out and typing out the rest; anyone wanna finish up for me? - MiniMage
Sure, MiniMage! - Stephen Mack
1. de facto / de jure 2. from fact / from law. 3. unofficial but actual / legally 4. I am the de facto finisher of MiniMage's thoughts. But de jure, no one can assume MiniMage's real life identity -- that would be identity theft. - Stephen Mack
1. exeunt omnes. 2. exit all. 3. they all go out (used in stage/film scripts to indicate when all the characters on-stage depart). 4. "At midnight they ran out of beer, and after that it was exeunt omnes." - Stephen Mack
I always forget that "ad" can take the accusative case - Victor Ganata
1. Illud est quod ea dixit.... I know you all know how to use this. - Victor Ganata
1. Per ardua ad alta 2. Through hard work to the top 3. Stupid high school motto that nobody ever used/talked about except for singing the school song at assembly 4. "What the hell does 'Per Ardua Ad Alta' mean anyway?" - Melly
Mark: Heh! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
1. post hoc ergo propter hoc 2. after this, therefore because of this. 3. logical fallacy where temporal proximity is confused with causality. Frequently shortened to "post hoc fallacy" - Victor Ganata
1. cum hoc ergo propter hoc 2. with this, therefore because of this. 3. logical fallacy that confuses correlation with causation. - Victor Ganata
Good ones, Victor. How much Latin did you take? - Stephen Mack
1. ex post facto 2. after the fact 3. retroactive 4. "In 1977, President Jimmy Carter issued an ex post facto unconditional amnesty in the form of a pardon to all remaining Vietnam war draft evaders." - Stephen Mack
1. sine qua non 2. without which not 3. absolutely required 4. "For a truly complete breakfast, it's a sine qua non that you have syrup-covered bacon and Crunch Berries." - Stephen Mack
1. terra firma 2. solid ground 3. solid ground 4. "There was so much turbulence on the flight that I kissed the tarmac when we finally ended up on terra firma." - Stephen Mack
1. in flagrante delicto 2. in flaming crime 3. red-handed, usually referring to catching people having sex or committing a crime. 4. "We opened the broom closet, and there were Cristo and Akiva, totally in flagrante delicto." - Stephen Mack
Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes. - Stephen Mack
Stephen, I took four years of Latin in high school. We translated some Julius Caesar, Cicero, Ovid, and half of the Aeneid (I don't think we ever actually even made it to Italy) I've probably forgotten far more of it than what I remember. - Victor Ganata
The difference between i.e. and e.g. is horribly misrepresented here. i.e. = that is, or in other words; it is NOT for examples, one or many. e.g. = for example, which can be one or many. In sentences: "We in the U.S. would do well to read our founding documents, e.g., the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution." and "This year, April 3 is Laetare Sunday, i.e., the "refreshment" week in the middle of Lent." - Ordinarybug Heather
Thanks, Heather. I led off with a joke in the my sample sentence, which got things off track. Poor choice on my part. - Stephen Mack
1. Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius. 2. Kill them (all). God will know His own. 3. Variant of "Kill them all and let God sort it out." Per wikiquote, this was was the supposed statement by Abbot Arnold Amaury before the massacre of Béziers during the Albigensian Crusade, recorded 30 years later, according to Caesar of Heisterbach. Also cited in "The Perfect Heresy" by... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Dum spiro spero. 2. While I breathe, I hope. 3. Attributed to Cicero, and a common motto. 4. Well, it looks grim, what with all the rioting, but dum spiro, spero. ( - Stephen Mack
1. Panem et circenses 2. Bread and circuses (more literally, "bread and games") 3. Attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal, it refers to a population that has become apathetic, and to politicians who appease the masses by distracting them from real issues with unimportant entertainment or fulfillment of short-term requirements. 4. "The economy is out of control, our liberties are eroded, but the incumbents get re-elected thanks to panem et circenses." - Stephen Mack
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