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Mona Nomura
@michellegamboa How is a Mac not a PC? PC = personal computer. Don't get me started! ;)
Because "I'm an x86 and EFI-based personal computer running a semi-Open Source version of UNIX with a fancy proprietary GUI" doesn't have the same ring to it? ;) - Tyson Key
Macs are way more user friendly. PCs are confusing. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Exactly! PC = personal computer! Why don't people understand that?! :( - John Wang
I remember working on a Mac OS 9 computer at school (for yearbook class) and coming home and feeling relief when working on my windows 98 machine. Now the same happens, but I come from XP at work and sit at my Leopard Mac at home. Windows 7 might cure this... - Ryan Massie
I perfer my personal comfuser (as Leo Laport called it on Call For Help). - ЯIИGҜIИG
It's all semantics anyway -- how is a netbook different from a notebook? Try and make that definition black and white, i dare ya. - Ryan Massie
Didn't they used to call "netbooks" "sub-notebooks" at one time, or something like that? - Tyson Key
What about UMPC, where did that term go? - Ryan Massie
Come to think of it, how is the iPhone not also a PC? - Ryan Massie
Good point, Ryan. That went to the graveyard along with Tablet PCs, PDAs/"Pocket PCs" and palmtops, I think. - Tyson Key
I find it amusing that the Symbian Foundation want to kill the term "smartphone" (their documentation writing style guide suggests using "Symbian-based device" or similar instead), despite being the ones using it and promoting it heavily, for what it's worth. - Tyson Key
How do you designate a computer the runs Windows, Unix, Linux, ect that is not a Mac? Mac verse ____? Piece of crap might work though, hmm... (Posted from a Dell who's existence is justified only because of gaming.) - Heather
Everything is gonna be cross platform on operating systems anyway. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Sure, they're one-trick ponies, but what about desktop calculators? They're personal devices, and they perform an admittedly limited amount of computation. Do they count? - Tyson Key
@Heather - Wintendo? ;) - Tyson Key
What about the original Xbox, given that folks have managed to install various distributions of Linux on it? - Tyson Key
Yup WoW. I've got a laptop though. My parents desktop plays fine (aside from major city lag). Plus, the Dell runs Sims2 so I don't have to kick the boy off his comp. Now if only he could find the Zoo Tycon disks! - Heather
Jonathan Hardesty
I need new podcasts. What can you suggest for me? The image is what I have already.
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Well there's a couple of glaring admissions! Random Timelords, for a start, with the lovely Amber Spence and the fluffy Steven Perez (http://friendfeed.com/random-... and http://randomtimelords.podbean.com). Then there is *cough* Turning Left at Albuquerque, an audiobook serialisation of my novel...http://turningleft.podbean.com/ - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Here are all of my podcast subscriptions: http://ff.im/5CfSv - Mike Bracco
Oh, Christopher - that's a great one! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
i have it queued up to listen to when the kids are not around :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
"fluffy"? - Steven Perez
Oh sorry, Steven, that should have said 'furry' - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Stuff You Should Know, definitely. Co Op is awesome for gaming. The Fader podcast for sweet music. Buzz Out Loud and The 404 are daily MUST listens for me. gdgt weekly and the Engadget Podcast for gadget talk. AND, might I recommend the Internet's own Sarah Lane's fine TWiT network program, This Week in Fun, or as we so affectionately know it, TWiF?! - Mike Nayyar
Also, what the hell is FFundercats? - Mike Nayyar
It's a submarine for paper. - Steven Perez from IM
How about "This Week In Fun" - ЯIИGҜIИG
Sarah Lane
Ok, I have 5,061 subscribers. Seems crazy high for the engagement I see on my stream. Let's see how many of you actually exist around these parts: Comment plz! (Remember when I got called out a few months ago for not participating enough on FF? It worked!)
Hola. - Mike Bracco
I do not exist - Ryan
Hello hello! - Aaron Draczynski
boo - Mark
fine, i'll bite - MG Siegler
I know I'm around here somewhere - Brian
I'm just not that engaging. - Leo Laporte
Go Sarah! :) - Adrian
but I'm not a subscriber :) You can't really know, because as people comment this entry, all their followers get the "friend of a friend" item in their feed. Go figure who among those participants are subscribed to you. - Jérôme
Oh, great, Jerome. Way to screw up the project! ;) - Sarah Lane
I subscribe. I'm located in So. Cal. - Ivan
I'm real! - Justin Rains
/wave - Devin Baines
I don't subscribe to you, but one of my friends does and commented. that seems like it breaks the counting here - Marshall Kirkpatrick
Sarah: have you checked out http://www.feedstats.info/sarahla... - it gives you some great stats on your activity. - Mike Bracco
Everyone else subscribes to you, so I don't have to. Nice of all these fine folks, innit? - Justin Whitaker
Hi there. :) - Jandy
Hello - Norm Corriveau
Mike B- thx! first time i've checked out feedstats. - Sarah Lane
Namaste. - The Fat Oracle
Present! - Steve de Mena from iPhone
I just signed on, so I don't have to comment - Oh wait ... - Brent - Yes I am
spammer in disguise - Tate
What can I say, I'm a lurker. - Ghworg
No comment - Christian (Simply X) from Android
I <3 U, Sarah Lane. - Dave Friedel
I have to admit, it's pretty fun to watch you guys comment in real-time. Good thing I have nothing else to do all day. Matthew DeV- yeah, I know, not a perfect system. I guess my point is that FF sub numbers are misleading, there are a lot of DOA accounts!! - Sarah Lane
Loved you on AOTS1000. How was the Chalula? - GMar
present and accounted for - Patrick
Hello Sara. Love listening to you on the TWiT network. - Richard
Not a subscriber, but I'm alive. Real-time FF is open all day. - Ben Reierson
This is... a comment! - James Rishabh Mishra
Hi Sarah... Im a Kevin too, huge fan since screen savers, from back in the old days. Talk to you later... hopefully.. lol Kevin - Kevin from email
wutwut - Rodfather
If a FriendFeeder posts on a feed and no one reads it is it still a post? - Adam Turetzky
Hi! /waves hand - Adrian
So you will double your subscribers most likely thru friends of friends - I'm in for sure - Nicholas Paul Gordon from iPhone
Dunno... should we ignore you and see... lol j/k Kevin - Kevin from email
But, I don't feel like commenting. - NOT THE CRICKET
Could this be another "True or Poo"? ;) j/k How's it going Sarah? - John Blanton
I feel Marty thinks TWiF is getting to be a real pain in the butt. Maybe you could all convince Leo to move it to San Fran? I'm sure he'd get even better guests/hosts to move to a 24/7 format...? - Jude
Hello Sarah. I think yours was the first feed I subscribed to when I joined FF. - Thomas
just so we're clear on this... i'm not commenting because you asked... i'm commenting because i want to - Chris Heath
Matthew DeV- I'll pass along! Jude- hmm, I'll think about that one. Chris H- FINE! BE THAT WAY! - Sarah Lane
I'm here. - Chris Gardner
Hello from the centre of the currently rainy weather in Norway. - ɯɥøq sɐɯoɥʇ
Hi Sarah. Yes, I remember, we talked about it on our podcast. - Josh Haley
Now I'm a subscriber - Lee Skarbek from iPhone
Shout ;) - Robert Burgin
Oh hai! - Simon Wicks
Josh H- just discovered ffundercats! Very cool idea for a show! - Sarah Lane
Hiya! - Oracio
questioning people's existence? hmm. a bit different than people that just import all their feeds in here? - John Wang
I seeeee yooooouuu! - Dean "Karnatos" Michaud
Well I'm not hanging on every word, but I enjoy your stuff. - Chris Menning
I am alive and well, how are you doing? - Gary Oswald
Thanks Sarah. You have a standing invitation to be on our show and just chat about whatever happens on FriendFeed, tech, etc. DM me if you are interested and we will make it happen. (also we have a room/group on FF http://friendfeed.com/ffunder... ) - Josh Haley
FFundercats: Diggnation minus the cult of personality? - Daniel J. Pritchett
Hurrah! Nice to see you posting here, even if it isn't for anything interesting. - Kenton
John W- oh, I'm sure they exist somewhere, just wondering if it's here, too. ;) Chris M- casual enjoyment is enough for me! Kenton- oh please, this is riveting stuff! (I'm subscribing left and right due to this conversation, so thanks for speaking up and helping me find you!) - Sarah Lane
halow - Dustin from BuddyFeed
I'm up the road in Canada :) - Owen Greaves
bonjour - Justin
I don't subscribe to you. - Alex Scrivener
hi - anna sauce
G'day - Lee
Let's get the comment count OVER 9000!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch... - BRҰANSAҰS
I find most people don't engage at all or have you in a list they don't check. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Awake....just. - Clifford Kennedy from iPhone
Bryan L- that video is going to haunt me in my dreams tonight, and it's all your fault!! ;) - Sarah Lane
Woot - Mike
Me here. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Hello - Marty
Here is a comment. Howdy. - Jonathan Hardesty from Android
Engage, engage, engage! - travispuk from iPhone
Howdy - RAPatton from iPhone
I am not the square root of minus one (ask a mathematician, they'll know). :-) - Jillian Ada Burrows
aw :p - chaz2b
Keep up the good work! - Timo Ukkola
BTW, don't think I haven't noticed Scoble's absence in this thread. Not even in the top 100! For shame! :) - Sarah Lane
This is why i like FF more then Twitter :D - Fee501st
hehe didn't think the video would have that kind of effect but I'll take it. :) - BRҰANSAҰS
oh hi there. - Brett Kelly
what's this now? engagement? - michael sean wright
Afternoon, miss. I've seen you on the Internet TV, but never had the gumption to say hello. - Mark Czerniec
hello Sarah, keep on entertaining us - Gary Taylor
Oh Hai! - sofarsoShawn
I talk to myself a lot on friendfeed and twitter, but to the best of my knowledge I do actually exist. - Eric Carter
Well, hello there Sarah Lane. Good see you participating. =) - LonelyBob from twhirl
Comment - Robert Kenney
There, Sarah, now you have 117 of 5K haha - anna sauce
I exist... - Tyler Sid
Sarah - I've enjoyed your posts as I see them float down the stream :) - Jennifer Dittrich
Hello! - Herb Hernandez
hey there - Patrick aka Damexican
Holla back, whoop! whoop! - Steve Wilson
Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssssssup. :D - Nate Pilling from twhirl
...so it goes... - Mitchell Schneider
Commenting right.........now! - David Cook
Greetings - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio) from iPhone
no, i won't comment. you can't make me! - jccalhoun
Hello there... - Brian Sloane
I've just subscribed to your FF and Twitter. :) - J. D. Ebberly
G'Day - Johnny
I exist, but do I get to choose which of your parts I exist around? - Tim Keeney
Howdy, I am an existing FF. - Kelli Perez
Hello! - Kevin Fox
wow. that's a lot of comments - Ian Wright from BuddyFeed
jccalhoun- you see what i did there? - Sarah Lane
She's a popular gal... :) - Thomas
I may or may not being an automatic spam bot. Also, I thoroughly enjoy TWiF. But, what does that count for? - Mike Nayyar
I exist only in my own mind - Gary Prechtel
Mike N- it counts for a sub from me! Although the first thing I saw was a post about your laptop, your mom, and porn. Let's see how this relationship goes. :) - Sarah Lane
Yet another try at creating the longest thread on FF? ;) - Holger Eilhard
I'm listening, but I don't know what to say. - Donald Forth
What's good in the TWiF hood, homeslice? - Eric Geller
Here! - David Monroe
Hello. I am here. :-) - Paul Franz
Well, this is certainly a nice hefty thread... but I think I've made the point that clearly the large majority of my followers aren't actually paying attention (for example, my BFF Kim Kardashian). :) - Sarah Lane
She is just jealous that you get to hang with Martin on Fridays. - Eric Geller
That is, unless you double-book. - Eric Geller
made the best of day.... who the hell are you? - NoahDavidSimon
Sarah Lane is the wife of Leo Laporte of Twit Live. Her son is Kevin Rose of Digg fame. And she is only 30. - Mark
...and I'm supposed to know that? how can her son be of Digg if she is 30? - NoahDavidSimon
all I know is this woman has issues that people are following her... and I wasn't following her till she had issues. what a paradox! ....wait a minute... she sounds like a feminist! - NoahDavidSimon
Hello! As well as hi! - Jay 'Farmington'
yeaux! - Veronica
Jay Farmington wins for best bio! - Sarah Lane
Hey Sarah, whats up? - Randy Shapiro
Yoooo. - Andru Edwards
Hullo Sarah - Tom Horn
Hahaha Sarah Lane wins for noticing my bio! - Jay 'Farmington'
Hi there. - Brad Butner from twhirl
Greetings earthling - Kim Landwehr
love to listen to your on Twit network. Since I installed FF on computer, I see your streams more. usually I click on links that people post if it seems interesting to me. usually don't comment though. keep it up! - kent williams
Hola! - Ahmed
Heya! - Mo Kargas
Sarah who? - Luis D. Santos
True or Poo: Sarah Lane uses FriendFeed. - Randy Shapiro
Hi - I think I knew your sister, Lois -/ - Chris Loft
Yep, Lois, Penny and I are all doing well, thx. ;) - Sarah Lane
Subscribe to you on Twitter and read your Tweets.....good to finally see you here on FF interacting! - Bonnie Foster
dunno I know you...? - sofarsoShawn
Sorry, missed you 5 hours ago, Australia was asleep. We're here now though. - Edward Coffey
No. :) - Bren from iPhone
Hello.You've been on my favorites list for a while now. I'm just sparatic about my interaction, and often get distracted by stuff like Sims 3 and WoW when at the computer. - Tony Miller
Eva - sofarsoShawn
Uh, hey. How's it goin? - Rahsheen
<Participation/> - Mitch
watching, waiting - MiniMage
Howdy! - Andrew
Ok, now I *have* to go participate in a Current TV happy hour. Boo hoo, unlucky me. Will check back later. Thx to everybody who reached out so far. It's great to have those of you not already on my radar, on my radar. :) - Sarah Lane
Im here, Im here! - Sean Simkins
Hi Sarah :) - Randy Allen Bishop
Hey Sarah! - Colin Hendricks
Checking In, Sarah! - Patrick Hall
You officially have more comments on this post than I've ever had on my whole podcast. - David LaMorte
following... :) - Rick Reynolds
hello. - Zee.
Howdy! .. :) - Art Stanton
Ms Sarah, I'm not subscribed, but I'm commenting also, anyway ..... I'm your average next-door group guy. - pb:
Greetings! - David Gaw
Ahoy! - Mike Shulman
Sarah, Love TWIF. Keep up the good work. - Saad Kamal
I've just subscribed. Hi! - Tyson Key
Well, now you have at least 5,062 subscribers. - Jordan Hofker
gogogo. - mjc
I think i'm just a monkey :-P - Sean Creasy
I lurk therefore I am. - David Imielski
Natural born follower - Don Sanborn
Here. - Jack&Cleo
sarah's got to be at the general rank in the twit army by now... i'm just wondering how many stars - Chris Heath
I think, therefore I exist. - Trent Hamm from iPod
Sarah Lane thanks for subscribing to me. I feel so special now :) - BRҰANSAҰS from iPhone
Hey! - Chuck Drake
Last! - John Brazel
Hello. - Dennis O'Neil
Hi, found you from a friend from a friend from a friend from a friend of FF! - Joel Robert Perez
Yes, Glen, we have (we'll always have Skype *sigh*). But not on this thread before. Oh. HI, Sarah Lane :) - Micah
How will I explain this to my grand children? - barce from iPhone
I think it's safe to say that this was a success - Steve Poland
Gus- I don't want to get rid of you! Silly Gus. - Sarah Lane
Keep up the great work with TWIF - Magnus Tait
Hey mon cheri teckie. - Robert Hafer from iPhone
count me - Smith
Hello from Alcatraz. - Ranger Craig
hello sarah - Steve Mott
Hey hey hey - Mark Carrozza
It looks like you've picked up a few more since making this post. I like even number's, so I'll make it 5,142! - Michael Fidler
Make that 5,143. Odd number's are okay too. - Michael Fidler
that's a lot of comments - Federico Hamelius
Hey there, Sarah Lane! - Nick
Hej! - Peter
Hey... Just commenting, :) - Thomas
Great idea! See who is paying attention. Hi Sarah. - Andrew Vincent Cahill
Hi. I am with you - ThinkEzy
Am here tooooo .... - Jeff
Sarah, you're my preffered fragment of my imagination. - Jean Sebastien Dussault from twhirl
I comment, therefore I exist...or something like that. - Shaun William
hi there - Kiran Patchigolla from Nambu
Sarah Lane rocks :) - Sam Houston
You guys are the best. Ok, I have tons more folks to subscribe to tomorrow, but for now, I gotta rest my eyes for a bit! - Sarah Lane
time difference has to be taken into account :) - Iwan
Holla! - Rob H.
Greetings... - Anoop Mathew Alex
Insert witty comment here. - Greg Morgan
wassup! - Aaron
ok cool Sarah, HI or Aloha as we say here in Hawaii. I myself have been on ff for 2 mos and have never had a personal message. - Chaotic Five
Hi from Norway - Odd Inge Teige
konichiwa hajimemashite yoroshuku onegaishimasu - Robert Higgins
Not following you yet, but: "hi hi!" - Daan
Hi Sarah, Just subscribed! Cheers! - Evgeni Leshtanski
14 hours late but present and accounted for. - invariant
Hello! - Pavel Senko
so.... Hi! :) Hello.. Hola.. Oi.. Aló.. - Cesar Sanchez
quiet plz! :) - ozan
I'm here! - jvinelaguna
morning - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Hello from Missouri. Just want to say TWIF FTW~! Anyway keep up the good work and stay awesome! - ЯIИGҜIИG
although I live on another continent I do exist :P TWiF out - Anton from BuddyFeed
I pinched myself, it hurt, it must be real - Mike Center
hi from Athens - Bojan Babic
Hello, I'm a new subscriber. - Iván Abrego
I'm commenting, and I'm not even a subscriber. - DGentry
Oh hi :) - Christian Burns from iPhone
I'm not in your stream, your not in my stream, and still everything is lively. - Amit Morson
I am not a subscriber, nor do I have any idea what your normal content is like, but I can imagine that some percentage of your subscribers did so purely because your avatar is an attractive woman (and you have a females name). I'm not saying this to belittle your contributions; just sharing an observation of male behavior. -- huh, I just went and looked at your profile (I had never heard of you). I'll add your celebrity status as another reason people might follow without planning on engaging. - Bill Rawlinson
I exist :) - Geoff Jackson
I'm here - Michael_techie
Yo. - Adam Karl
Here's one more from Malaysia! - Andrew Lim
Hello from the land of the rising sun! - Carlos Brefe
Greetings from NL - Marcel de Jong
HAI! - AJ Batac
My hovercraft is full of eels. - George Brickner
Hi Sarah. Glad to see you here. - Courtney Engle
Hello! - Mathias Staricka
why does it matter if we exist? - Jeff Martin
Bonjour ! from Montreal . - Christian Farley
Which has a louder Tweet Beat...'Sarah Lane fans' or 'drinking from cans'....? - Rooney
Hi Sarah. Greetings from Missouri. Love your shows..... - R Daily
I exist. - Ben Hanten
Hello! We love you Sarah. :) - Carol Levesque
The show where lizards grow. - Frank Jonen
Hey Sarah! - Martin Johnson
Hi - Alan Le
It's a small world... ;) - Tyson Key
\m/ - Tanath
hey sarah! just wanted to say hi - (jeff)isageek
Hello - Tyler Ham from iPod
howdy - timepilot
Whew! Just catching up on all your lovely comments. Thanks everyone! Now, we're only missing about 4,600 folks. Send out the search party! Kidding, kidding.... I was just really curious as to who was actually around and paying attention. >^__^< <----- my first ASCII cat ever - Sarah Lane
<'((>< ...Fishy - Josh Haley
Just sitting here existing away.:p - Dale
ping - Kevan Emmott
It's times like these I wish FF had a comment link *below* the comments :) - Thomas
Thomas, an after-market product: http://friendfeed.com/friendf... (user script hack to add a Comment and Like links below threads :) - Micah
Well played, Micah. Well played... - Thomas
It does if it's the only post in the feed. Click the timestamp. But you already know this, prob. :p - Josh Haley
I confess, I'm a lurker. :) But I wanted to say hi. - elena from twhirl
Thanks Micah :) - Thomas
No prob :) - Micah
I am also a guilty non-participant in FF; really need to get here more often. - Natalie
i'm fairly certain I exist - Marco(aureliusmaximus)
WOW that's a lot of subscribers. I'm real at least I was a minute ago. ;-P - Kelli Perez
Hi Sarah. Like you on net@night. Cheers! - Ken Morley
..and now you have more subscribers. - rob
Thomas, http://friendfeed.com/sarahla... or http://friendfeed.com/sarahla... will have comment boxes at the bottom always so you don't even need to click - opening the entry/item in it's own window is the key (clicking the timestamp like josh haley said will do that) then if you want the clean embed version you just add ?embed=1 to the url, or click the timestamp again - it's that simple - Chris Heath
The only way to follow someone is if you follow fewer than 5,061 'people' - Terris of California
Hello from Cambridgeshire, Englandshire. Now, where do I put the stamp on this thing? - Ben Aldhouse
Terris- no, that's the number of people subscribed to me... I can't imagine following 5,061 people! Think of the real-time scrolling! Aaaah! - Sarah Lane
Well, it *was* the number of people subscribed to me. A few more now.. hi everyone! - Sarah Lane
Hi Sarah! I think I'm in love with you. - Dave Friedel
Hello there, I think I am a human not a bot or anything like that - Ahmad Rashad
Christopher: it burns, it BURNSSSSSSS - Sarah Lane
I'm here, it's twit.tv fault. - Dave Hoffman / N3PRO from twhirl
I think I exist but since the Internet isn't real is hard to tell xD - Ronald Erazo
we are here - Simon Bryan
I belive in Leo, therefore i exist! - Björn Fritz from Nambu
5,258 now. Hi... - Mitchell Tsai
Just subscribed to you simply out of curiosity after seeing this discussion :) - Adam Sherk
Greetings! - Shawn K. Smith
Howdie from Alabama! - Martin Howell
Hey Sarah! I have always never been here, so I guess I shouldn't be here! - Jeff Stanco
Present! and not a spambot - Denis Sweeney
Holla! Hi from San Diego. - Peggy Gartin
This thread is like Cher's career. It never ends. - Dave Friedel
beuler? - Chris Heath
366th ! - Dave Friedel
Tell us about the beginning of this FF post grandpa! Well kids, when I was a young man, Sarah Lane posted a question about having five thousand followers... (long old man story) ... and the post survives to this day, in the year 2074. Back when this thread started, the machines hadn't taken over yet... - Dave Friedel
Hey there from the back woods of British Columbia - Trent Shields
Nobody here but us chickens. - Bob Mills
When will it end? Oh, uh, DOH! - Dave Friedel
Thats amazing! I really need to start using FF more! - benmaxime
Hey Ben, thanks for dragging up a 6 month old thread and having it pop up in notifier. - Dave Friedel
yeah i saw that too ben - Chris Heath
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Challenge to my friends (and their friends, and their friends, etc..). Since it is apparently criminal that I know not of the Korn what 1 Korn album should I put on my mp3 player before I embark on the long ass bus ride?
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Whichever one that BLIND is on. That is the BEST Korn song. Evah! - Joel Robert Perez
I can't believe I've been associating with you all this time... - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, I can't recommend albums, but I can recommend songs. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Just to maintain my 15 year old anti-Korn stance, I say don't do it. - Anika
For a song recommendation their Twisted Transistor cover was great. - NOT THE CRICKET
omG you're kidding.....http://allmusic.com/cg... MUST GET! Their self-titled debut album was their best IMHO. Thanks for reminding me...need to get some of that old Korn stuff on my G1 for working out. - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
Follow The Leader - Rob H.
Ok, I'll allow a playlist of songs, as long as it isn't crazy long (money beign what it is) - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I second the anti-Korn stance. No relation to Anika, of course (sentiment developed prior to acquaintance). Check out something with some balls instead, like maybe the first Faith No More album (the one with the original singer). Just a random opinion. :) - Adrian
Yay, I'm stirring the pot! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Falling Away From Me, Freak On A Leash, Thoughtless, Make Me Bad are all good songs - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Chutes and Ladders too. The bagpipes at the beginning are muy excelente... - Joel Robert Perez
This is the album with most of their best songs http://itunes.apple.com/WebObje... - NOT THE CRICKET
I think Thoughtless has ended up being my fave Korn song, even though it's one of their later ones. I just always liked the super angry tone of it, and the music video for it rawked. I do second Adrian's motion to listen to some Faith No More. Always yummy. - Hookuh Tinypants
The unplugged album was good also. Too bad it's edited all to hell. - Rob H.
Joe....youtube their vids and see for yourself...some good stuff early on. Their latest stuff (after 2003) I can't stand. - Joel Robert Perez
Hollow Life is a favorite of mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Rob H.
As it turns out I've heard (and liked) most of the stuff from the Greatest Hits album I got. and Freak on a Leash with Amy Lee on The Unplugged album is pretty damn awesome too. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I offer another vote for the anti-Korn stance. Watered down mall metal at best. Buy an Acid bath cd instead. - MarkCarras
Yes but it's good mall metal. And what's more I think it's even culturally important. - Will Higgins™
Self-titled was great, and I also liked Follow the Leader a lot. But I haven't listened to them in ages. - mike fabio
Self-titled was their best to me. I personally don't like their stuff from Issues to current. Favorite song has to be "Clown" - ЯIИGҜIИG
First and second. After that, forgive me boys, I just lost interest. The first two records live were a great experience, dangerous and fresh in its time. Once the copycats started, it was over. - Aron Michalski
Mona Nomura
Want a job at Amazon? The company is hosting its first ever virtual job fair in Second Life July 14. http://www.techflash.com/Amazon_... [@mattgambo] #fb
Amazon.com will chew you up and spit you out. it's a cool company but they expect a lot from their people. A LOT. - Morgan
Shouldn't that always be the case Morgan? If they don't expect a lot from you, I would think there's something wrong. - John Wang
Maybe by "a lot" he means "80 hour work weeks, no vacation time, and no personal life". - Daniel J. Pritchett
that would make more sense. but hey, you can always take out your pent-up aggression by throwing a dodgeball at Bezos during the annual company dodgeball game. :P - John Wang
This is just a wacky stunt by Amazon. I tried SL and hated it. I just didn't "get it". - ЯIИGҜIИG
Mona Nomura
Does swallowing whole oysters count as "eating" oysters? I say no. #OysterEatingPosers #fb
That's just stupid. - Michael McKean
The thing is, I know many people who just swallow w/out chewing! That doesn't count, POSERS! - Mona Nomura from IM
Isn't that what they do in eating contests? I just saw Travel Channel and that is what the guy said was his strategy to win. - Shevonne
Wait, eating doesn't have to imply chewing. - Andrew C (✔)
Well for hot dogs, and specifically that Kobayashi guy, yes. This production company I know in Tokyo has worked with him so I got a chance to watch an interview. He walked us through his typical day several days before the contest and yes - dude swallows. Gross. - Mona Nomura from IM
I have no idea how someone could swallow like that. ewwwww - Shevonne
I've had whole raw oyster and if anybody had told me I hadn't eaten them I would say their crazy and they have never had raw oyster - Kim Landwehr
@Kim Did you swallow them? I usually slurp them in, and then chew them a little bit. - Shevonne
That's how you eat them. - Dave Winer
@Shevonne, yes I did the key is a lot of sauce - Kim Landwehr
Guess it depends on Recreational vs competitive eating. - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Covered in lots of seafood sauce....maybe after a glass of champagne, or two....and swallow...yep, only way I can do it! :) - Bonnie Foster
Then why even bother? - Michael McKean
'sauce', 'swallowing', 'chewing', 'covered', 'oysters'....heh heh heh....yeah...that's what she said - Morgan
Yes. It still goes in your belly. You still taste it and feel the texture. I like to chew it down though - Rodfather
yep as long as you inhale it - ЯIИGҜIИG
And who in the hell would just want to swallow it. Yummy. - Michele Lorito-Chase
Does it count that if they're fried I chew them right up and enjoy every bite? ;) - Bonnie Foster
i was all ready to be like "yes. consuming = eating. but then i remembered that drinking = consuming, so the chewing bit must = eating". so, in spite of my being allergic to shellfish and having never consumed an oyster, i am going to say, no. swallowing a whole oyster doesn't count as eating an oyster. : ) now, back to your gardening, mona. : ) - carlotta fancypants
Mona Nomura
Bad Name For A Towing Company | Top Cultured - http://topcultured.com/idiots...
Bad Name For A Towing Company | Top Cultured
Bad? Worst. name. ever. - Mona Nomura from Bookmarklet
Hahahaha - Shevonne
Nice. - Michael McKean
LMAO - Parth Awasthi
Hhahahhahahahha!! - Mona Nomura
horribly awesome - Tamara, #TeamMarina
[facepalm] - Dobromir Hadzhiev
I can't stop cracking up LOL!!!!!!!!! - Mona Nomura
Indeed a name you won't forget - ЯIИGҜIИG
Did they name themselves that on purpose? I know a tiler who named his business "Get Layed by..." - Melly - #TeamMarina
Sounds like they need a Cuchini http://www.cuchini.com/ - Joey Gibson
24 hour thong delivery service ? - Tony C (Unrated)
Haha - Tyson Key
holy shit! is this for real? What's next, the Moose Knuckle Bar and Grill? - Morgan
Hi Morgan LOL - Mona Nomura
Maybe its like Hooters... but a different industry - Jim Goldstein
Steven Perez
huh. not sure how i feel about that. dramatic pop song turned into an angsty pop song. interesting. - Nicķ
I see I ain't the only one who loves cover songs. If you like metal check out Mushroomhead's version. But yeah love this version as well. Hell I love every version of Crazy I've heard. - ЯIИGҜIИG
I <3 Alanis. Jagged little pill came out on my sister's birthday - Bryce Roney
Bumpity bump. - Steven Perez
Has she always been so "chesty"? - Mattb4rd
Never noticed. :) - Steven Perez
Mona Nomura
You know that story of Pixar granting 10yo girl's dying wish to see 'Up'? Sad news, she passed away tonight. http://www.ocregister.com/article... #fb
:( indeed. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Leo Laporte
Live now: Windows Weekly 113 with Paul Thurrott, http://live.twit.tv. Discuss here....
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Paul: Leo's SALAD was stolen, if that's what you were thinking of. - Jeremy Powlus
Item 1: Windows 7 retail pricing revealed Basically the same as Windows Vista Huge discounts if you preorder for a limited time Free copy of Windows 7 for anyone buying Vista-based PC Missing pieces: Windows Anytime Upgrade pricing, multi-PC licensing More to come - Leo Laporte
I just sent this to Leo via @twitlive, but I think you guys should mention that XP Mode is only available in Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate; not in Home Premium. - Steve Mesik
Windows 7 Pre-Order http://www.microsoft.com/windows... - Dave T from IM
it was an amazing salad - Jeremy Powlus
Never mind that they need a 3x6 grid to explain the upgrade pricing... it's still too expensive for people that suffered through Vista. - tollie williams
@tollie williams agreed. i wish i could pick up a discounted ultimate upgrade because i bought a computer with Vista Ultimate OEM installed, so now the only upgrade option is Windows 7 Ultimate, otherwise I'd just get Professional since it's almost the same. - Steve Mesik
$30 for Leopard (good OS) -> Snow Leopard (cleaner code).... but, Vista (wrong UI, bloated code, generally hated) -> Windows 7 (good UI, cleaner code): $50 to $100, if before July 11, $120 to $220 after... ridiculous. - tollie williams
@thurrott that happens to me all the time! I was ready to reinstall because of that. The most annoying bug I've ever had to experience! - Steve Mesik
Item 2: Windows 7 RC downloads extended to August 15 Previous date was end of July - Leo Laporte
Item 3: MSE/Morro public beta comes and goes 75,000 download limit hit within 24 hours Unclear if there will be more public beta releases - Leo Laporte
Item 4: iPhone 3GS off to a great start Had time to play with a Palm Pre this week It's too slow, the app situation is an embarrassment Microsoft can't move quickly enough with Windows Mobile; could be too late already - Leo Laporte
thanks Dave T for the link.... upgrade advisor checking my Asus Eee 1008HA now.... "this will take a few minutes." - Richard Walker
I'm trying my luck selling my 3g to NextWorth. If it works out I'll get back enough to cover the "AT&T Tax". - The Griff
Item 5: The future of the web HTML 5 vs. Adobe Flash vs. Silverlight Microsoft should be releasing IE updates every year Where's HTML 5 support in IE? It's time for more transparency Otherwise, just give up and adopt WebKit or Gecko - Leo Laporte
"You'll need to perform a custom installation of Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin" Um, yeah, I'd really be shocked if 'twere otherwise - Richard Walker
are there any good Silverlight-based video players? Something that's YouTube-like? - Steve Mesik
what color do we make our avatar to take Apple down? - Steve Mesik
I would judge the white color but then again silver could work too. - ЯIИGҜIИG
OMG. Just listening a that First Generation sample: on par with the Kindle. - Jean Sebastien Dussault from twhirl
Audible pick of the week Relentless by Dean Koontz http://www.audible.com/adbl... Sort of a weird mix of Stephen King's "Misery" and Pixar's "Ratatouille" - Author runs into reclusive, influential critic who trashed his latest book and "finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life." - Leo Laporte
Dean Koontz is from what I hear a fantastic author. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Tip of the week: Drag and drop to Explorer address bar in Windows 7 Having trouble finding the tiny gap between icons and the underlying window? Windows 7 makes it easier. - Leo Laporte
Tip of the week #2: Grab classic games for cheap at GOG.com (Good Old Games) http://www.gog.com/ Like Steam, but for last decade's best games Ex: Duke Nukem 3D ($6), Fallout ($6), Unreal Tournament GOTY ($10) No DRM, redownload purchased titles whenever you want Excellent compatibility across XP, Vista (including x64) After-purchase goodies, like wallpapers, PDF documentation, videos, more - Leo Laporte
Software of the Week: Xiant Filer for Outlook Paul Allen is back, sort of http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs... - Leo Laporte
Dane's never going to let Leo just "make up something" for the Audible copy again. Remember the pre-show? Funny. :) And yes, of course, I'm just joking. - tollie williams
Software of the Week: Xiant Filer for Outlook Paul Allen is back, sort of http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs... - Leo Laporte
One of the greatest 30 Rock episodes ever :) - Jeremy Powlus
leo, if anyone has bitgravity buffering delays, get rid of docsis 1 cable modem. Get a docsis 2. - John Bunting
never stops being funny - Jeremy Powlus
I concur, Rural Juror - Jeremy Powlus
Win 7 full, clean install from upgrade media is possible, as noted in this MS Win7 pre-order FAQ (last FAQ list item) http://www.microsoft.com/windows... - Jeff Frost
Mona Nomura
That Chinese Girl In Office: 'I Am Not Chinese' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - http://www.theonion.com/content...
That Chinese Girl In Office: 'I Am Not Chinese' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Hahahhaha! I feel her pain! - Mona Nomura from Bookmarklet
but, why? does China make you feel shame ? - yagami
No, because a majority of the country automatically thinks: Asian = Chinese. - Mona Nomura
hahahaha - Shevonne
++Matthew. HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!! - Mona Nomura
I love King of the Hill. And every time I read this headline I laugh. Gaahhh. - Ayşe E.
Hahhahaha this is making me laugh toooooo! - Mona Nomura
I would just say the Asian girl In Office. Saves alot of formalities :) - ЯIИGҜIИG
What's the point? - JohnDu™
What's the fun? Anyone enlighten me? - Dennis Chu
Because a majority of the country automatically thinks: Asian = Chinese. - You (edit | delete) - Mona Nomura
*facepalm* - Mo Kargas
Asian != Chinese? :/ :P - Shey
In theory LOL - Mona Nomura
By the way, title says " That Chinese Girl ... " so, is she a Chinese or not? Does she shame to be a Chinese? - JohnDu™
Notes that the USA has lots of asian looking people living there and is a country :D - Tony C (Unrated) from fftogo
One of the coolest dudes I knew in college was from El Salvador and his standard Halloween costume was "I'm a Mexican". He dressed and acted exactly the same way he always had. We lived in Alabama, it worked. - Daniel J. Pritchett
LOL, matthew the jok is so funny. they all ask me the same questions, first "r u japanese?" then "r u korean?" then donnot ask more...(you must be a chinese, dont need to ask...) in asia there are only 3 countries:D - Oliveee Feeee
Of course, everybody thinks Mrs. Wirehead is Latina. (Wrong continent, even) - Wirehead
Chinese girl has asked me "are you Mongolian?" in USA. but I'm Japanese. She wanted to sort country exactly as asian people. In Philippine I was a Singaporean. - Ken Okabe
this was my 1000th like :) http://friendfeed.com/chrisof... - chrisofspades
Jim Norris
White male seeking sexy Asian women | Salon Books - http://www.salon.com/books...
White male seeking sexy Asian women | Salon Books
"The subject is squirm-inducing, whether you are a Chinese man with a humiliated heart or a Western woman feeling obscurely spurned or, for that matter, even if you're a Western man enthralled, as Bernstein himself seems to be, by the image of the quintessential Asian nymph, with her "long silky hair, smooth nut-brown skin, and a perfume of orange and spice on her breath" -- and feeling kinda defensive about it. To write about the penchant of certain Western men for Asian women is to invite prurient speculation (Bernstein has a Chinese wife, in case you're wondering -- and you know you were) as well as incendiary condemnations from several fronts and on several grounds. The topic is mined with tripwires attached to a host of uncomfortable thoughts about race, power, sexuality, gender and history." - Jim Norris from Bookmarklet
Don't get me started. - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
Couldn't you just "love" anyone cause they are the best compliment to you? Why does race/color national origin or anything else matter today? Love is deaf dumb blind stupid and lives in a gutter, it has no idea or concept of race/color/religion. My 2 cents, don't understand the hoopla. - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
Race has always mattered, just as wealth has always mattered. Go all the way back to Jane Austen, and you'll read, "It's just as easy to love a rich man as it is to love a poor one." Similarly, it's just as easy to love a member of the dominant race... - Piaw Na
Love may know no boundaries, but it is still affected by our shared history, and that history includes the twin scourges of imperialism and patriarchy. So some relationships are always going to need a bit more analysis. - John (bird whisperer)
Dan Morrill, without meaning to sound too sanctimonious or jerky... it's a lot easier to not have to worry about race, color, or national origin when one's a member of the majority group. - Andrew C (✔)
@Andrew - yes I do see your point on that one, but I have spent a life being color blind, everyone to their ability. I kinda like that philosphy, which is why I live it. Change can always happen, one person at a time. - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
I find that quote odd in that it doesn't mention at all that the subject might be uncomfortable for the Asian woman in question as well. And I'm not so sure the reverse would really be free from controversy, although maybe it wouldn't be as dramatic in the present day. Still, it was only a couple of generations ago that it was completely outlawed for people of my ancestry to marry white women in the U.S., and while times change, history lingers. - Victor Ganata
Dan Morrill, it's very easy to be color-blind when you're a member of the majority (or the higher status) race. I was color-blind when growing up in Singapore too. :-) Guess what, that doesn't mean anything when you're stereotyped automagically because of your race. How would you like to have one of your TA evaluations read: "Surprisingly enough, <you> was an Asian and not a nerd"? - Piaw Na
Here's David Anthony Durham on racism in fantasy literature (the application to this question is left as an exercise for the reader): "...I’m quite confident that if readers think about it for a while – or remember to think about it as they read in the future – it won’t be long before they’ll come across numerous examples of white-only fantasy worlds, or white-mainly future worlds, or... more... - Piaw Na
Why do we care about other people's choices? Personally, I don't date "the White male"(s) but don't we have other cultural anthropological issues to worry about? - Mona Nomura
Mona, because most people are nosy bastards who don't know how to mind their own business :) Right or wrong, this has not been an infrequent topic of conversation among my friends who are Asian, irregardless of the matter the level of discomfort achieved. - Victor Ganata
I went through a phase of only having Asian friends (this was in California) and this was a very hot topic within our group. A lot of people actually looked down on Asian females who dated Caucasian males -- and I admit, I was one of them, until I grew-up. Sadly, there are many people who still judge and care but I noticed this type of judging happens more often in areas with a high Asian population. i.e. Vancouver, California. - Mona Nomura
The couples that I've gotten to know have genuine, long-term relationships. But, right or wrong, me and my friends just can't help but wonder about white guys who only date Asian women. - Victor Ganata
Do they wonder about Asian women who only date white guys? :-) - Piaw Na
Maybe it's just me - no one ever accused me of having the pulse of Vancouver - but it seems like the usual Asian-American (Asian-Canadian) neuroses about dating in/out of one's community have subsided over the last 10-20 years. - Andrew C (✔)
Piaw - we'd only wonder about Asian women who exclusively date white guys. Wait, wonder is the wrong word choice, judge is more like it. As an Asian female, I've experienced all sorts of white men interested in Asian females -- being Japanese makes the ignorance factor escalate. Some of the questions people ask me, oh man. - Mona Nomura
lol. Ditto what Chris said. I'm on the wagon. I get my 6 month chip in a few days. :-) - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
Piaw, I actually haven't met an Asian woman who only dates white guys, to the exclusion of all others. I guess I need to expand my horizons. Andrew, I definitely don't have the pulse of the entire state, but, to me, the neurosis seems alive and well in California. Mona, I think wonder really is the term in my case. I can't judge if I don't know, and I won't know if I don't ask, and I've... more... - Victor Ganata
Victor, I knew plenty of Asian women who only dated white guys. I had 2 Chinese women who were my house-mates in college. One day, I came home and they were all mad about this article in the college newspaper about White guys/Asian women. I was too polite to mention that they only dated white guys as far as I could tell, so I couldn't tell why they were mad, since as far as they were concerned it was pretty accurate reporting. :) - Piaw Na
BTW, the biggest issue isn't one of race but rather culture and differences in perception. If I were to write an ebook on the subject, I would call it, "What color is your traffic signal?" I also think it's a mistake to lump all Asians under the same umbrella. It's a big continent with a lot of different peoples, languages, and customs. - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
No, but that's probably only because it's never come up as a topic of conversation among my friends, and I haven't run into people who actually do that. But now that you mention it, I guess I will wonder. What would drive someone to pursue a single trait to the exclusion of all other variations? - Victor Ganata
I can understand superficiality, but that's more like monomania, if you're going after a single trait and eschewing other variations. - Victor Ganata
"who spoke at least a few words of english." Cristo, are you just playing devil's advocate? Limiting one's 'type' to people of a specific race is a lot different from wanting to be able to communicate with them. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh. I was more commenting on people who only went for blondes, petite girls, or tall girls with really long legs. I don't know, whenever people have talked about their "type" to me, they usually can't just explain it to me in one sentence, is all. The narrower someone's criteria is, the more it makes me wonder. - Victor Ganata
To put it bluntly, it makes me wonder if someone sees another person as an actual person, or simply as an object that possess the trait that they're obsessed with. This is one of the differences I see between dating and purchasing consumer goods. - Victor Ganata
To each their own. It won't make me stop wondering, though. - Victor Ganata
And, I still think there's a huge difference between approaching someone as a person, and as an object. - Victor Ganata
I find this thread way interesting. - Derrick
Come on, Chris. We all know people are generally judgmental. It's not like I'm imposing my judgments on other people. But I reserve the right to make them. You're very free not to like it. - Victor Ganata
There's certainly times I've been out and have been eyeballed and sized up by (non-black) guys with the look of lust and, "Ooh, there's a BIG BLACK GUY. I should go over and holler at that BIG BLACK GUY. I'm sure he's nice, but I wonder if that they say about BIG BLACK GUYS is true..." in their eyes. It's one thing to find a trait, race, or something attractive about people, but something else to objectify and reduce them to only that. - Derrick
I don't really care about being objectified i.e. geisha / kimono comments, or being stereo typed for that matter i.e. do you eat sushi everyday? since it saves the hassle of filtering. :) ps: Chris White's comments here are GOLD. - Mona Nomura
So uh... where's the story about girls crushing for Asian guys? On a serious note: Two cousins of mine, sisters, are married to Caucasians. It ain't no big thing. I'm glad my family are pretty open-minded. - Arlan K.
I find Asian woman preferable Chinese and Japanese to be really cute and attractive. I think it's because I like the culture and know little to nothing about it. May sound offensive but I'm being honest here. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Chris, you would be QUITE surprised. I should write a book LOL. Shawn, it's not offensive at all. (to me) - Mona Nomura
Cristo: I've only met 2 couples where the guy is Asian and the girl is Caucasian. I've met so many the other way that I didn't even consider counting. - Piaw Na
Well, I can't wait until the KKK and the Neo-Nazis get the memo! - Victor Ganata
Victor, race is easier for them to understand. Gotta keep it really basic and simple for 'em. Otherwise they get confused and don't know who to hate. Mucks up the whole program. - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
Mona, what color is the traffic light for "go"? Blue or green? I had to learn the hard way that different people have different base perceptions of simple things. These perceptions extend well beyond traffic lights and lead to unintentional errors in decoding verbal messages. Add to that differences between cultures in decoding non-verbal messages and... Damn. Dating a Japanese woman and can be really tough. And who started this whole Asian women are submissive myth? - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
The stuff that motivates people to commit sex acts is probably a reptilian brain thing, so don't try to apply logic to it. And Cristo, what a cutely reductive comment you made there. I'm sorry I even participated in your thread now. - Richard Walker
Cristo, you might have something there. I think "submissive" is Japanese for "You work 70 hours a week and I run the household, don't question my authority cuz I wear the daisho 'round here." - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
Mark? That is sooooooo 90s *rolls eyes* ;) - Mona Nomura
Mona - For me it was 1991-1995 to be exact. :-) - Mark Davidson from BuddyFeed
http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog... - only got pointed to this link now, which analyzes and addresses the review more than the book. (For example, it gets into the point Victor first raised - how come there's four groups discussed here in this book and both the book and review _leave out the Asian woman's perspective_ ? ) Edit: I see this thread has exhausted its bumpability. Ah well. - Andrew C (✔)
Derrick
Roll back the deck: What were you doing when you were fourteen?
Geeking the F out on my Commodore 64. - Akiva
Let's see 9th/10th grade...NOTHING. Belly dancing & tennis is all I can remember. - Anika
same as Akiva - I probably have pics to prove it - Nathan Chase
I was doing *that*. A lot. - Derrick
Dealing with an alcoholic father who had 2 different kinds of cancer and getting a draft card to go to friggin' Vietnam. A very fun year. - Brent - Yes I am
Talking to creepy people online and generally hating the world. - Michael McKean
The only thing I was doing at 14 my peers weren't was competitive dance roller skating. - Jack&Cleo
I was on the wrestling team, chorus (stop laughing), and doing a lot of things I shouldn't have been doing. - David Cook
Popping zits and jerking off a lot. - Rodfather
That too, Rodfather. - David Cook
Being anti to the social. - Colette
Geeking out on Double Bass. - Kevin Johnson
Leanring how to play the tuba and playing pop warner football ..yeah odd mix I know :) hehe - John Blanton from twhirl
I was in the Marching Band (I know I know) and doing a lot of things I shouldn't have been doing. At least I was having a good time. - comix aka martha
Playing piano, playing bassoon, playing tenor sax at the World's Fair in New Orleans (that might have been when I was 15). Being extremely socially awkward. Thinking I was much smarter than I was and paying for it via ridicule, etc. - iTad
Dancing in the rain wearing fishnets, a feather boa, and bracelets made out of melted toothbrush handles. It was the year I wiped out skanking and got a giant bump on my head, then a month later I dislocated my knee doing the limbo. It was an age of FAIL. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
Hanging out at malls and friends' homes, riding the bus, dancing outside with boomboxes LOL Oh wow. Haha! - Mona Nomura
in my bedroom playing my Telecaster and listening to Syd Barrett make spaceship noises and sing about a scarecrow. - Big Joe Silence
Sneaking out nights hanging at the bowling alley & White Castle while my Mom was working and thought I was home. Always made it there and in bed before she got home at 2:00 a.m. - Sharon McPherson
Reading horror fiction, remaining friends with guy I knew since elementary school who ended up being the school's biggest drug dealer (most "good" kids didn't), being bored off my ass at school, learning that my migraine problems could be manipulated in a way that allowed me to skip school, avoiding my "queen bee" older sister in the hallways at school, reading Dostoevsky's The Idiot... more... - Katy S
Trying to get that cute brunette Carmen to notice me through my acne and pudginess. - Steven Perez
I was playing with Barbies, Nintendo (or maybe Sega Genesis), and getting pimples like crazy - Shevonne
Forgot to mention, when I was 14 we were also marveling at a groovy new invention called 8 Track Tapes while greeting each other with "Keep On Trucking". - Sharon McPherson
Ninth grade at a high school downtown, riding the bus by myself for the first time, going to my first concert (The Kingston Trio - it was 1959), learning to play folk guitar, singing madrigals, hemming my skirts from mid-calf to mid-knee. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
hmm... science club, an hour or two of basketball and the trampoline (usually by myself), school work, C-64 stuff, reading, bed. - Michael W. May
oh, late night syndication of MASH and Star Trek, then bed. - Michael W. May from twhirl
walking everywhere, smoking, hanging out at the bowling alley, playing pin ball - BEX
You guys were far out. I spent a lot of time behind closed doors with the International Male catalog. o_0 Actually, fourteen, thirty-six, same difference. *cries* - Derrick
Derrick - I was the freak and the geek rolled into one. This isn't necessarily a good thing. - Katy S
Not anything like what I just read in another thread... Um, oops, let me try to answer the question... probably reading a lot and playing Nintendo, alternately. And drawing a lot more than I do now :( (Though I think that's about to pick up again soon.) - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Far out is right... I was part of the floater clique -- the small group of misfits that didn't fit in with any clique, but could bounce around between them for short periods of time when needed. Mostly, we just hung out alone together. - Michael W. May
Losing my virginity. Developing software on Linux. Living in IRC like I live in FF and Twitter. - Rahsheen
Making "offensive" FF posts. - Michael Forian
Well, a year ago I was doing the same thing I'm doing now :) - Tyler (Chacha)
Having a horribly difficult time in junior high. Not a good year. - FFing Enigma
Beginning my time period of hate or self loathing. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
oh yeah, junior high completely sucked balls. high school wasn't much better, tho being a musician and a theater nerd and a painter got me into all sorts of social circles that had been closed to me before. then i discovered they were just as shallow as the others and i went back to my music and my closed door. - Big Joe Silence
oh god, if Internet porn had existed back in 1984 i think my dong would have fallen off by 1986. - Big Joe Silence
ASCII Porn ruled, my friend - Michael W. May from twhirl
Crushing on good-looking collegians (but not too good-looking) and seniors and taking everything way too seriously; reading feminist poetry and polemics and drawing/painting with Rembrandt pastels. I think I'd have been shocked at the idea that I would ever be interested incomputers, especially as a middle-aged mother, and that I'd spend my 49th birthday in line for a new iPhone with my almost 19-year-old daughter! (the mother part would have shocked the 14-yo me too.) - Mary B: #TeamMonique from Alert Thingy
probably playing Leisure Suit Larry And getting into music listening. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Beisbol. - Steve C Team Marina
Pretty much the same thing as I do now. FTW! - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Studying my ass off. - Parth Awasthi
loL, Karim. Thank you. I thought SURELY MWM was kidding, but, nay - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
plotting on how to ace my way thru high school. - Liz
Ninth grade, so when I started getting competitive in gymnastics (on my high school team) and hating myself. A lot. - Lis
...playing sports, over-achieving in school (ha!), writing the next great SciFi novel, unsuccessfully trying to mack on girls (maybe still), hanging out at friends' houses and trying to break into their parents liquor cabinets, vandalizing property around the school (in service of the football team, of course).... - .LAG liked that
I think that's around the time I started developing websites (26 now). - Brad Butner from twhirl
Oh god, those were the days when the idea of slinging bits of data over the internet to my Apple IIgs was a novel concept. As opposed to now where I just cuss because the link is too slow. :D - Wirehead
Living in Vegas; going to William J. Orr Junior High School; having my bike stolen regularly; learning to play the cello; spending lots of time at Dungeon Comics. EDIT to Add: learning that girls liked me but having no idea what to do with that information; watching LOTS of MTV; getting down on my friend's Amiga. - Jason Toney
Why I was...(crap! forgot to shut the bathroom door) - Mark Krynsky
RPGs and Comic Books mostly. Collected the entire Infinity Gauntlet, which was quite a feat on my meager allowance. - Rob H.
Games, internet, first websites hahaha - Mo Kargas
Being a little emo shithead and practically pissing off everyone in my high school. Not much has changed since then: I'm not emo these days. - Chris Charabaruk
Cartoons, Cricket , Table-Tennis, and video-games. - Abhishek
I'm too old to remember 14. - Alix May
Listening to the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. Over. And over. Until the tape broke. And the next one broke. Then it was "Grease" and its soundtrack. Oh, lord, I hated 14. - Heather
Areosmith's debut album was my summer favorite. I was working as a maid and other things that would make you blush. ;) - Janet
Moved to NJ for freshman year of high school, football, track, discus, swimming, hanging out in NYC on the weekends and crushing on the red headed girl - RAPatton
Fourteen? I was programming in basic and began to learn Guitar, thanks to a friend who owned an Electric Guitar - Thierry R. Andriamirado
A 13 year old Swedish girl :) - Toby Graham
Saucy but witty answer Toby - Kevin J Hatton
When I was fourteen, not even Astronauts had digital watches! - Kevin J Hatton
Experimenting. - david beckwith
Nursing an unhealthy Batman obsession. - Hookuh Tinypants
Playing varsity soccer with a broken toe, kicking ass in knowledge bowl. Shadowrunnng and MERPing. Crushing on the guy that sat next to me in band. - Jennifer Dittrich
Realizing that despite 14 years of solid evidence, I was not condemned to either a life of solitude, or abandoning all integrity to fit in. It's been another 14 years, and I'm still trying to find a happy medium on that one, d'oh! - Lo
Deck? I was waxing my deck heading out to the HB pier on Dawn Patrol with my buddy and his older brother on the hunt for some waves...ahhh, memories... :-) - Live4Emma (L4S)
Wanting a bra and desperate to be 15. - Kate Foy
1985. It was a great year. Freshman in high school. Great 80's music (http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id215...). Fell in love with the bass guitar. Started listening to real jazz. First football games in band as a drummer. First kiss. - Josh Haley
The main thing I remember about when I was 14. The first and last time I was ever carded for an R rated movie. They didn't want me to see Bad Boys...bastards. I got in anyway. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Text adventures, working at the supermarket, dito on the psilcybin and doing 40 hrs a week on Final Fantasy 7 on the psx. Learning basic, what never brought me anymore than knowing how to make the computer bleep. - TobiasVerhoog.com
Hmmmm....1987. Trying to deny I had a crush on a girl in Houston.......didn't work out too much. And acting and being a nerd/geek/dork didn't help either. Thank God for small changes. - Joel Robert Perez
Steven, you said "Trying to get that cute brunette Carmen to notice me through my acne and pudginess"........for me it was....nah won't tell...first letter starts with D. - Joel Robert Perez
Be damned if I can remember - civil rights marches, Beatles records and later Beatles on Sullivan, the Kennedy assassination happened that year but I only actually recall the Beatles and the Kennedy shooting. - Brian Sullivan
I got my first boyfriend! - Egyirba
Listening to Harry Truman 'given em hell', listening to Patti Page and Teresa Brewer waltzing (Tennessee Waltz and Til I Waltz Again With You), listening to Johhny Ray 'Cry' and then watching the Little White Cloud That Cried. Drooling over Marilyn Monroe making her film debut in Asphalt Jungle. Trying to look cool in my black leather jacket, even though I had a crew cut (didn't work). Oh, and listening to Tony Bennett - I knew he would never last. - Jack DeWitt Smith
9th grade. Babysitting. Rollerskating. Lots of Stephen King and Freddy Krueger. Leisure Suit Larry. Wishing boys would look past my flat chest and crooked teeth. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I loved Leisure Suit Larry!! I could never get to the point of having Cami come from behind the desk. - Janet
Being a punk - orionstarr
1984, V, Atari 800XL (my first true love), Israeli friends, Dr. Who, Iron Maiden, West Hollywood, crappy hair, Rush, zits, Ozzy Osborne, gay neighbors, selling copied 5.25in disk games at school, socially retarded, Miami Vice, Cosby sweaters, Phil Collins, Russian friends... sigh... no love, In the Air Tonight was the greatest song of all time. The End. - Adrian
Crying and wearing a lot of black. I hated my teens. - Bec Rowe @d0tski
Zulkarnain K.
Transferr is an online application which allows you to add your favorite websites as icons to your own personal page. You can customise your icons with colors, share them with friends and drag and drop them to keep them in order. You can also organise your icons into tabs which allows for your own organised system. - http://transferr.com/
Transferr is an online application which allows you to add your favorite websites as icons to your own personal page.
You can customise your icons with colors, share them with friends and drag and drop them to keep them in order. You can also organise your icons into tabs which allows for your own organised system.
Interesting... I'd be tempted to use it as a drag'n'drop bookmark organizer. - FFing Enigma
there is a addon for firefox called Fast Dial which is very simular to this. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Really , it is cool , I saw something like this on firefox adds - Mehdi saberioon
Yep the firefox add-on is called Fast Dial - ЯIИGҜIИG
There is a Dutch site called Symbaloo. Has localized pages for several countries with pre-filled 'links": http://www.symbaloo.com/us/ - Peter van Teeseling
That looks cool, will give it a go. - Kol Tregaskes
That looks cool, will give it a go. - Kol Tregaskes
Dennis Stangl
RT @thattalldude: RT @EvanCourtney: iPhone 3.0 has been released!! I'm updating right now. http://www.youtube.com/watch... #iPhone
RT @thattalldude: RT @EvanCourtney: iPhone 3.0 has been released!! I'm updating right now. http://tinyurl.com/bqqrvx #iPhone
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Dude. FF shows you've been busted with a Rick Roll. FAIL. - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
Hahahahhahaha!! - Mona Nomura
I could get Rick Rolled all day. Love this song! (/me does the running man) - ЯIИGҜIИG
but is it rick rolling if you enjoy it? :P - John Wang
Outsanity
EWWWW! Mtv picked up the Japanese game "Silent Library" #Fail
The clips I've seen of that show are awesome. If its the one I think it is. - ЯIИGҜIИG
I like the Japanese version. I hope Mtv don't fuck it up like FOX did with The Wall - Outsanity
True. Someone sent me a clip of the one with MMA fighter Hoost where they had the "Old Man Tender Biting" and the slap machine. Made me laugh so damn hard. And MTV will fuck it up sadly. But I will watch the trainwreck. - ЯIИGҜIИG
ЯIИGҜIИG
listening to "The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails" - http://blip.fm/~8d6g2
My favorite NIN song ever. I personally am a fan more of the early years of NIN over their newer stuff. Guess showing my age kiddos. - ЯIИGҜIИG from Blip.fm
Mona Nomura
@QueenofSpain People who say pop instead of soda, normally say supper instead of dinner...it has to be true. I saw it on TV!
and say cus instead of curse. ;) - Carlos Ayala
My entire family says "supper" instead of dinner and you wouldn't catch any of us DEAD saying "pop." - iTad
I say "soda" and "supper." - John (bird whisperer)
I hella use "pop". Is it a Midwestern thing? - Mona Nomura
Supper is the night meal Dinner is the noon meal. Its a rule! - Tony C (Unrated) from fftogo
I say "pop" (and so does my whole family) but never say "supper" (and neither does my family). - Rochelle
Rochelle - where were you raised, if you don't mind me asking. - Mona Nomura
like Rochelle, I say "pop" but never say "supper" - lived in the NW my whole life. - holly #ravingfangirl
Mona, Seattle. - Rochelle
It's not a PNW thing, pop, is it? - Mona Nomura
It all depends on where you at Mona - ЯIИGҜIИG
The only PNW people I know who say "soda" are people who were raised in other areas. Almost all native PNWers say "pop". Akiva's from Texas and says soda. - Rochelle
I say soda now, but I grew up only calling them cokes. "What kinda coke you want?" - iTad
Tad I was *just* about to say the same thing. Everything is "coke" - Mona Nomura from IM
Earl & others: Lunch is the noon/midday meal. Dinner is the main midday or evening meal. Supper is a light evening or late meal. Lunch: http://www.onelook.com/... Dinner: http://www.onelook.com/... Supper: http://www.onelook.com/... - Tanath
Soda/dinner - lunch is midday meal dinner is evening meal. Never use supper. - Janet
coke / lunch / dinner (NEVER say Pop or supper) - California culture :) - Susan Beebe
I say pop but I don't say supper instead of dinner. It's breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. - Cheryl Jones
The only people I know that say supper don't say pop or soda. It's coke... And supper is the evening meal, the only dinner is served in the middle of the day on Sunday. Every other mid-day meal is lunch. - FFing Enigma
waitress what would you like to drink Me a coke please waitress what kind of coke? Me Mt dew please :d - Tony C (Unrated) from fftogo
"Pop" and "supper" here. Although I'm from the UK. "Dinner" == "Lunch" (AKA the ~midday meal) here... - Tyson Key
Tyson: there's a lot of similarities in the turns of phrase of the UK and the US south. Like the 'supper' v 'dinner' issue. - FFing Enigma
I grew up soda/coke-lunch-dinner (So. Calif.) but now I'm pop-lunch-supper (I've been assimilated). Although dinner == mid-day meal is common for rural/older generation Canada. - Micah
i grew up saying soda and dinner, but now i say pop and dinner - docrivs
Speaking of Soda/Pop/Coke/12TeaspoonsOfCornSyrup - some of us here have been down this road before :) http://friendfeed.com/billrom... and http://friendfeed.com/itafrom... - Micah
my MN relatives do that - anna sauce
I say soda personally - ЯIИGҜIИG
Sorry, Mona. "Pop" and "dinner" here. TV FAIL. - Steven Perez
We don't use pop or soda much in Oz - soft drink - lunch at noon and dinner at tea time(evening) - Chris Loft
Steven Perez
Guess What I'm Watching
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Celebrity Home Makeover? - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
Nope. - Steven Perez from IM
30 Days? - ЯIИGҜIИG
Nope. - Steven Perez from IM
Nope. - Steven Perez from IM
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? - Rob H.
BINGO! ROBERT WINS! - Steven Perez from IM
I still think he has a cheeseburger in his pocket! - Ken Stewart | ChangeForge
When did Morgan Spurlock start looking like James Hetfield? - Rob H.
I thought that was Cobert on the left. - Janet
Sorry about messing up your name, Robert. I had a handful of Ethan. - Steven Perez from IM
Spurlock looks like that because he is in the Middle East, and he was told to grow out his beard. - Steven Perez from IM
Evan Travers
I created a second FF account and added all of Robert Scoble's twitter friends to it. This is what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I created a second FF account and added all of Robert Scoble's twitter friends to it. This is what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWORj4ETHdQ
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Yeah, that's pretty close to what I see on my screen. - Robert Scoble
That is pretty scary. I can't imagine how you grab one of those posts to comment on it... - Surferbill
And that's why FF filters are awesome:-) - B.J. Mendelson
@Surferbill When you see a post that you want to comment on you hit "q" to pause the stream. - Antoniu
How he sees one at all at that speed. Ha. - Tim Young
Filtering would be the answer :) - ЯIИGҜIИG
Mona Nomura
Dear FriendFeed friends: As you may or may not know, my subscription notifications are turned off. If I'm not subscribed to you, please introduce yourselves! :)
I'll go first. I'm Mona. I like bacon, gummi bears, Star Wars, LEGOs. Addicted to office supplies (post-its are my favorite). I'm a mobile junkie (excited for the Pre) and love all things tech related. - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Here? or somewhere else? - Richard A.
I am bcultral...be cultural! and I am subscribed to you for some time :) - bcultral
Richard, Switzerland, I like playing with HD video content. Also travel. - Richard A.
Bcultural - is your real name Robin? And apologize for not reciprocating! Fixing that now! - Mona Nomura from fftogo
my real name is Robin, yes. - bcultral
Heck, even if I'm subscribed to you, leave something interesting! Thanks for formally introducing yourself, Richard from Switzerland! - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Hi. I'm Carlos. :)~~~~ - Carlos Ayala
Hi Carlos. I'm Mona. And I like turtles. - Mona Nomura from fftogo
I mean, you were already subscribed to me, Mona. I am a recently graduated unemployed college student who enjoys burgers, iPhones and shiny wrappers. - Mike Nayyar
Hi Mona, My name is Inigo Montoya. I am a master swordsman and a travelor of the world. Do you by chance have six fingers on your right hand?... Wait crap none of that is right. My name is Joe, and I'm apparently a geek who can never think of anything truly interesting to say. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Hi. I'm Francisco from Houston. I'm subscribet to you and love FF! - Iván Abrego
I'm Mel an Englishman building railways in South Korea. heavily into photography and my Fender strat. - Mel Buckpitt
I slay dragons. Women find me irresistible. - Shawn Farner
Joe - you make me LOL. Mike - I was finally able to put a face behind your name! Congrats on graduating and best of luck I'm the job hunting!! @ Alan- from this day forth, you will only be known as Tater LOL I love tater tots, too!! @Francisco, Mel, and shedali: nice to 'meet' you guys :) I know, FarMer ;) - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Hi, I'm Jason. I live in DC. I like dogs and playing canasta. - Jason
alphaxion, oft un-noticed nutter that outputs content designed to never be seen ;P - alphaxion
I'm Bec. I like stuff. Do you like stuff? - Bec Rowe @d0tski
I like stuff. So much so, I like stuffs. - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Friendfeed has notifications? Hi Mona - Christian Burns
About to take a Scooby Snack - they're GREEN! - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Hi mona.i'm vicey from iran - Veeee
I'm Frumpa, (aka Al) grandpa to 5 kids, Mac-aholic (but not a fanboy) currently addicted to Lemonheads. - Al Degutis from twhirl
Hello Mona, you were one of the first people I subscribed to when I joined FriendFeed. - Derek Coward
Wow! So many new names and faces! Nice to finally 'meet' you guys!! :) - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Hello, Mona :) I've from England but I live in Canada, near Vancouver. I, also, am a big fan of stuff. Lots of stuff. And you were one of my first 'FF celebs' I subscribed to - your feed is a smorgasbord of wonder! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'll try not to tweet to much about toblerones and other things :-P - Richard A.
Hey suga, *tickle* *tickle* ehehehhehehe - sofarsoShawn
Hi, I'm Rahsheen. I like bacon, working out, technology, and music. You're so hawt. I hope you subscribe to me. (fingers crossed) - Rahsheen
I'm Grant, and I like reading, photography, and rainy days. :) - Grant Bierman
mikepk here. Bostonian, entrepreneur, engineer, technology nerd, movie lover, music fan, lover of all things über and ültra geeky. <waves> - mikepk
g'day I'm Shane. Australian, father, loves girls and cars. - Shane Wolsey
We're FanSnap. We never take off our giant foam fingers -- even while attending the theatre. We're really good at stomp, stomp, clap and the wave. Our favorite lyrics are "we will, we will... rock you," "nah na nah na na na hey, hey, hey gooooodbye" and anything by Taylor Swift. We always have bic lighters on hand. Our favorite foods are curly fries and beer. And, there's nothing we like better than buzzer beaters and double encores. Nice to meet you. - fansnap
I'm subscribed, but you're not in my home feed anymore after the myspace pictures. I live in Beverly, Massachusetts with my wife and three kids. I'm in charge of http://ourdoings.com/ and it's time for me to sleep. Good night! - Bruce Lewis
me vij@y: h@te typing` m@kes me panty panty. h@ted roaches 2. ven dey fly. not ven dey not fly. thx for dis sub. i luv ur feet :)))))))))) ~~~-.-~~~~ - vijay
Hi Mona, I'm Dean, you were one of the first folk I subscribed to in FF when I started using the service sometime last year. I enjoy most of the bits'n'pieces you post. - Threepwood
I'm Shawn and I like Pro Wrestling(mostly from japan), music cover songs, various music revolving around rock music, and technology. AND I LOVE MACARONI AND CHEESE! Bacon is awesome and all but I love mac and cheese more. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Hi, I'm Ton. I sell 900 different types of beer and talk about all of them all the time. So I'm spoiled in a way. In my own free time I sit here, writing about blogs in Dutch or trying to read as much books as I can. - Ton Zijp
Hi my name is Lynne and I'm a Leo. - Lynne d Johnson
Name is Chieze. I like Tech, Japanese stuff, drawing, longs walks on the beach. Also, I think you have nice legs (your myspace post). 8^D - Chieze Okoye
Thomas Power Chairman Ecademy - Hi - Thomas Power
HI MONA I'M JESSE - Jesse Stay
Hi Mona, people know me as dobata and I <333 coffee - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Boubacar Balde Johannesburg South Africa - Boubacar Balde from twhirl
Hi Mona, I'm Beau from the SF Bay Area. I'm a refinery operator and industrial firefighter. - Beau Liening
Hi Mona! Interesting thread...funny I kind of assumed that the more established FriendFeeders I subscribe to all were subscribed to each other...it's surprising to me that you knew neither Rahsheen nor Carlos Ayala...Anyhow, I'm Louis, from Montreal living in Calgary now (bleh), I like hip-hop, the internet, design, and life - Louis Simoneau
Hi Mona, I'm Dan from wet cold rainy Seattle. Is it spring yet? - Dan owns Comicsforge.com
I guess I'll go. I'm Darnell, Yankee who lives in the southeast. I all things eastern (food, culture, language--someday I'll pick up a 2nd one). I'm also a geek obsessed with my iphone (as it has save me some serious cash via apps) and subscribed to you after reading your post about Japan. :-) - darnell from BuddyFeed
I'm Mark; half-English, half-Irish, half-mathematically-challenged. - Mark H
Hi Mona! You're subscribed to me, but I just wanted to say hi since I've been MIA for a while. - Jasmin Smith
Hey Mona, I'm Angelo from Canada. Programmer, guitarist and web developer - Angelo Rodrigues
Hi Mona! I'm Carlo, and I live in NYC. I don't spend nearly enough time on FriendFeed...but I try and follow the conversations when I can. - Carlo
Mona! I am kheyzaran, a Journalist from Iran :) we are celebrating our new year in this week, Happy new persian year - خیزران
All - thanks for introducing yourselves, it's great to see so many new and old names and faces :) Jas - you are sorely missed!! - Mona Nomura
Sorry Mona I may have to borrow some peeps off of you like Kheyzaran, a journalist from Iran. That sounds fascinating to a lowly Californian if there are even a few postings in English. - Steve C Team Marina
I believe we've already met ;) - Sarah Perez
Steve introduce yourself :) - خیزران
Farzaam, from Iran/Tehran. Java developer and political activist. what about you Mona? - farzaam
Hah, okay Kheyzaran. I'm Steve, CA USA, big on music, animals and anything weird. Old 25 things link http://friendfeed.com/e... - Steve C Team Marina
now going to home, back about 30 minutes - خیزران
I'm double jointed! - Mona Nomura
WHAT!? I'm hard of hearing. - vijay
Hi, my name is Robert, I'm an Aquairus, I'm old and cranky and people only listen to me because I have an annoying habit of being right, and I'm humble. - Robert Hafer
I'm an Aquarius too, Robert!! And I don't think you're cranky - you're blunt. LOVE your comments (even if we disagree) - Mona Nomura
Haha.. How about subscribing to me then? :) - Frode Stenstrøm
Named my Cat Mona, but she doesnt know how to type. Well more than 30 WPM. ;) - Tony C (Unrated) from fftogo
hi, I am Angela from Chicago, I can't think of anything cute or funny to say. It's been a long long week (and it's only wed) - Angela P.
There is a pretty big gap between who I'm subscribed to, and those subscribed to me. That said, please take this opportunity to introduce yourselves! - Mona Nomura
Yo - Jesse Stay
Hi Mona--I'm Rob - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Hi Mona. I'm Thomas Hawk ;) - Thomas Hawk
Hai there Mona, My name is Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Well, I'm Molly, I am in the now snowy Buffalo and I love music from the 70s and 80s, especially New Wave and Punk. I LOVE The Damned, Heaven 17, and Talk Talk. I also I'm a LOLcat freak. :P - Molly Song ;)
I'm me. End transmission - Outsanity
Mona,I'm Rob (guruvan) I am a bacon aficionado. I just learned that people are calling automated but wanted email bacon. Lot's of fun to hang around. Can be wordy ;) And cant get fftogo to work on my mobile. I have almost as much to say as some of these other very prolific characters here. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Rob - nice to meet you! And welcome (?) to FF!! Looking forward to getting to know you better ;) - Mona Nomura from IM
Hello, Mona. =) - jho
Dude, we talk on Facebook haha! - Mona Nomura from IM
You had me at "Star Wars, LEGOs"... come to think of it, you had me at Mona :D - Johnny
Mona, because of you, I set my religion on FB to Bacon. - jho
Johnny - flattery will get you everywhere! ;) - Mona Nomura from IM
Jauder - The Holy Church of Bacon? LOL My political views used to be: NBP (National Bacon Party) but I switched it around ;) - Mona Nomura from IM
Mona: Thanks...been here a while (but not that long) And: Likewise will be fun ;) ...Think I finally found religion....omB off to FB lol! - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Hello. I'm JR. I like code, bacon, technology, reading/listening to other people's stories, watching people, sleeping late and taking photos of people and stuff. - JR Ignacio
Hi Mona. I like this. I wish more people would do this. See, this is like that little discussion we were having over on Facebook about introducing yourself, or at least having some sort of discoverable reputation before just allowing anyone into your – was gonna say box, but that sounds kinky – social stream. I think you're entertaining and I learn about stuff from you. Also, your FF avatar is giving me pizza cravings!! ;) - Melissa Davis
And the best part about this? Since I connect my FF to IM, I am able to read each and every comment :) Good to see you here, MacMomma! - Mona Nomura
We already connect (hubba hubba! kiiiddding) but here goes anyway: I like dark chocolate, ginger snaps, wine, whiskey, Guinness, diet coke, Star Wars, almost all music, reading, writing, Macs, teh intarnets, meeting new people, playing piano, singing, beaches and used to: ride skateboards, worship tony hawk and listen(ed) to punk music and had punk hair ;) Oh, and I have tattoos. - Leslie Poston
Time for the monthly bump. I don't know who or who isn't subscribed to me that I'm not subscribed to again - please introduce yourselves!! - Mona Nomura
Hi Mona, I'm Kevin! I've been reading your stuff for a while via friends-of-friends and I saw you subscribed to me today, so I subbed back. :-) - Kevin Fox
Hi Mona, we're friends in bacon. You already subscribe to me, but its always fun to say hi :) - Bob M. Montgomery
Who doesn't know who you are, Kevin! You are the genius behind the awesome FriendFeed special logos and I presume, the man behind the design. I love the new UI - especially the colorschemes! And thanks for reciprocating. I am very honored. :) Bob LOL Hi! *to add, I thought I was subscribed to you a long time ago, Kevin! - Mona Nomura
Aloha! I'm Arlan. Subscribed to you due to the funnies and geekery you oft post. Most of my interests lie in gadgets, fiction, games and movies. - Arlan K.
Hi Arlan - nice to meet you! I haven't posted geeky stuff, funny pictures, and gadgets for a while. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for introducing yourself! :) - Mona Nomura
Hi, I'm April. I write software, make stupid blog posts, and collect dust bunnies, useless junk, stray kittens, and people. - April Russo
Hai Mona! I'm the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar. You may call me Joe. (I think I also need help) - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
My name is James, I am from the state of Michigan in the USA. I am in the United States Navy, and I am currently in the state of Mississippi receiving training for my job. I love computers, cell phones, and having fun. I used to be really involed in FF but right now I don't have a computer to use, so once I get a computer people will see a lot more of me. - Colide81 (James) from fftogo
And you're the pride and joy of FF, James! Thanks for constantly checking in through your BB and keeping us posted on your training! I love hearing how you love learning new things!! @April - do you feed the dust bunnies? LOL - Mona Nomura
Hi i'm Gordon and i'm Jamaican! but you already know that:) Suuuup Mo? - Gordon Swaby
Gordon - do you live in Jamaica? I've always wondered by never asked. And I kid you not, you still look like TI in that picture!! - Mona Nomura
I think they might be eating the cat food because they just keep growing and multiplying. - April Russo
Thank you Mona! You make me Smile. :) - Colide81 (James) from fftogo
Yup, i Live in Jamaica:) And nooooooooo i don't look like TI:p - Gordon Swaby
I'm a brazilian guy, who writes computer programs, likes math, physics, wines and jazz. Oh, and I'm not a nerd. Really. Nor a perfectionist - just noted I missed 's' on 'writes'. - arnaldostream
Oh wow Peter, that sounds amazing!! Nice to meet you, too and thank you so much for introducing yourself! :) - Mona Nomura
Hello, Mona. =D - jho
Hello, Jauder lol. - Mona Nomura
Hi Mona, I'm a girl geek who writes software. I'm still learning how to use FriendFeed. I like your idea to collect intros here. :-) - Julie Bovee Hill
Hi Mona - I'm a marketing geek who loves to find ways to be creative with tech. I have a sincere appreciation for art and design, but I'm not much of an artist myself. I enjoy web design, video editing, and dvd authoring, and writing. Oh yeah... and my son has a pet turtle named SHELLdon. - Dennis O'Neil
Love the thread, it was great reading and an excellent idea. Love how people responded. (for others: I'm the Zu, hip-hop artist for some years and I am a power user, collection agent for a telecommunication/broadcaster company in Montreal, Quebec. <0, GEEKS! - Zu from AOD
Remo, half Dutch half Italian living NL. I like beats, tea and games - Remo
Anthony Citrano
Who in the fuck EVER actually believed it was “unpatriotic” to question our leaders? Stand up and be counted. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I believe it's about the most patriotic thing one can do.)
You tree hugging liberal! - Mona Nomura
It is the duty of every Patriot to defend his Country from it's Government. - Robert Hafer
I'm a nationalist -- remember I'm Japanese? ;) - Mona Nomura
2 words (and a link) "Question Everything". http://cli.gs/LbGh50 - ‘-.-’ Tutivillus Grift
I seem to recall a time period immediately after 9/11/2001 where it was extremely unpopular to question government policy. I don't remember seeing any real public dissent until 2003, when a handful of people realized how ridiculous it would be to invade a country that had nothing to do with the attacks and took to the streets. I do believe "traitor" was quite a popular word to describe these protesters. And yet, somehow, I doubt anyone is going to say "aye" to your question, Anthony. - Victor Ganata
I'm a progressive libertarian conservative liberal. ;) Now, back to the subject, I agree Victor... it was a lonely time for those of us stomping our feet. - Anthony Citrano
Victor - that's the exact reason why I stay out of political discussion. 9-11 traumatized me. - Mona Nomura
A smart population would have been *roused* to public engagement by 9-11, but Bush told everyone the best way they could help was by going to the mall. He's my hero. - Anthony Citrano
Anthony: 90% of the population has an IQ of 120 or lower. Humans aren't, by definition, generally smart. - FFing Enigma
Victor: You're right. In fact, Dick Cheney came right out and said that anyone who questioned the government was supporting the terrorists. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I've always thought nationalism is one of the most pernicious forces in history, responsible for quite a few atrocities. I actually never thought I would witness how destructive it is in my lifetime, in my country of birth, but here we are. And now no one is going to publicly confess to buying into the frenzy and fanning its flames. - Victor Ganata
Can there be a distinction between valuing criticism of leadership, and assuming bad intentions? - Edward Zwart
Getting some real West Coast intellectualism here. Awesome profundity. - Douglas Hopkins
Is that East Coast sophistication? or Mid West pragmatism? - Edward Zwart
FFing Enigma: you're cracking me up.. you even cited my 90% rule (90% of all people are pretty stupid) - Bill Rawlinson
It's the truth,though, at least if one is a believer in the standard bell curve model of IQ. Average is 100. 80% of the population is within 1 std deviation from normal, so 80-120. Ergo, 90% are 120 or below (though really 120 isn't exactly 'stupid' that's std college graduate IQ level). - FFing Enigma
Questioning our leaders is a good thing, calling returning veterans "baby killers" is a bad thing - Robert Hafer
Kind of goes along with Sturgeon's Law, really. Maybe the reason why 90% of everything is crap is that 90% of everyone is stupid. :) - Victor Ganata
Don't sweat Douglas, guys. This is what he does. He shows up for a minute, makes a snide remark about the general nature of the discussion, then evaporates. @Helen - exactly. - Anthony Citrano
Question Authority was my parents mantra for me along with love one another. - Brad Nickel
Alas I have nothing insightful to add but I agree with Anthony and Tina's comments and was particularily ashamed of how quiet the people were post 9-11. Scare tactics worked internally. - Steve C Team Marina
Robert, who's calling returning soldiers baby killers? Sure, there's always people on the extremes who say or do ridiculous things, but for the most part today's soldiers enjoy extremely strong and widespread support from the general public, even people like me who think invading Iraq was dumbest foreign policy blunder in a generation. But, more importantly, what does this have to do with the discussion at hand? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I wonder when we Americans will finally get over Vietnam. Probably never. - Victor Ganata
When we stop having new ones, Victor. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Ahh-men, Alex. - Anthony Citrano from BuddyFeed
Also having countries stop stomping on our feet would be nice too. But doubt it. And I consider myself a independent leaning republican and I didn't care much for Bush. And been wondering about Obama for some time. I personally don't care for government controlling everything and that worries me. Not to mention what Obama considers "rich". I hate politics but they control our lives so what can you do? - ЯIИGҜIИG
Does everyone claiming 90% of people are stupid believe they belong in the last 10%? - Eivind
Eivind: I wasn't exactly saying 90% of people are stupid, I was just pointing out the standard deviations of IQ. With that said, I know where I stand on that spectrum - FFing Enigma
Aint your leaders there to SERVE you.... ? So you HAVE to stand up for whatever it you believe in regardless WHO is leading? - Rob Sellen :o)
I know you weren't saying that Tina. But then all you are left with is a statement that 10% of the population are smarter than the remaining 90% :) - Eivind
The only reason I brought it up is because Anthony said a smart population would do X. The reality, though, is that there is no 'smart population', the standard bell curve makes it impossible. - FFing Enigma
Agreed, Tina. - Anthony Citrano
Hmmm. To answer this somewhat seriously, those who questioned the patriotism of dissenters tended to be in the conservative media; of course, Fox News (O'Reilly, et. al.), Limbaugh, Coulter. Additional universes included country radio (Hello, remember the Dixie Chicks and what they went through?), middle class consumer outlets (WalMart). There were a lot of stopping points for dissent. And to point fingers, the New York Times did its best to saddle up to the administration lest we forget Judith Miller. - Cole Jolley
To be more plain about it, how many members of Congress voted in support of the war, despite an OVERWHELMING amount of evidence from external media sources that there wasn't any threat from Hussein? 77-23 in favor from the Senate, 296-133 in favor in the House. - Cole Jolley
Ok Tina, I'm gonna let this go really soon, I promise:) I guess it is a reasonable approximation if we say that the average IQ in the US is 100 and the distribution fits a bell curve. And then you define 'smart' as the top 50% or top 20%. This doesn't really say anything about 'absolute smartness', and your population could still be expected to do X. - Eivind
Definitely agree, the definition of 'smart' is entirely subjective (or multi-faceted, or more likely both). I do think, though, that keeping this information in mind is helpful when discussing what a group should/shouldn't do. For instance: during the election it was common for people to say the public "should" read up on all the facts and make an informed decision. Whether they should... more... - FFing Enigma
I really couldn't say. But I think that should be the aim when presenting the information. - Eivind
Outsanity
It's all cool people want to bring back the whole pirate thing but, don't do illegal shit, ok? That makes pirates look bad
When did pirates ever do anything legal? - Rochelle
Sadly true pirates are bad dudes. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Bad-ass, you mean. - Chris Charabaruk
I guess kill you without blinking bad indeed. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
What Movie Am I From?
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this'll probably go quickly. I had forgotten how stylized this movie was until I put it in. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Addam's Family? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Not the Addamses - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Army of Darkness? - Shevonne
No Bruce either. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Sadly I've never seen The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Mary Poppins? - Jemm
The City of Lost Children? - Shevonne
Hint, think late 90s - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Nightmare Before Christmas? - Morton Fox
Bridges of Madison County at night? :) - Morton Fox
Not a Burton Film, wasn't Nightmare like 93 too? I think it was early 90s. I'm not a big fan of Burton's animated stuff so I could be wrong. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Edward Scissorhands? - Shevonne
I'd count Bridges as mid-90s. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
action/comedy - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
That movie with Demi Moore? Forgot the name of it. Really weird - Shevonne
Shevonne, The Scarlet Letter or G.I. Jane? - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
there is a "shrink ray" in this movie - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Honey I shrunk the Baby? - Scoble, Alex Scoble
No Rick Moranis, but there are comedians in it. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Batman Returns? - Melanie Jagolino
close, but no. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Batman & Robin? But there was no shrink ray in it. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Nope, no Batman at all. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Later late 90s than that. But I do have a soft sport for that movie. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Mortal Kombat? - ЯIИGҜIИG
Only one of those two fits my clues, so yes it is Mystery Men - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
OK, the next hint is it has already been answered. It is Mystery Men. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Ohh the Super Hero's castle right? - ЯIИGҜIИG
I believe it was Casanova Frankenstein's castle. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Damn! Barely remember that movie. The demi moore movie I was talking about was when she gets stuck in this freaky house. - Shevonne from fftogo
o.O gotta check out that clip at next DVD break. I don't remember if I've seen Nothing But Trouble - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
AJ Batac
Lindsay Lohan looks for love on the Web - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
Lindsay Lohan looks for love on the Web
"Lindsay Lohan is looking for a lover who does not mind her alleged alcoholism or electronic monitoring bracelet, or so the famously troubled Hollywood actress said in a mock Internet dating profile. Lohan, whose recent breakup with Samantha Ronson has been covered by the media, stars in an a dating profile posted online on Monday at FunnyOrDie.com that parodies similar videos created for matchmaking company eHarmony. "I would define my personality as creative, a bit of a night owl," Lohan says in the video. "I'm a workaholic, a shopaholic and according to the state of California, an alcoholic as well as a threat to all security guards if they work at hotels," she says, with a perky smile. Lohan, who is on probation, was briefly jailed in 2007 for a drunken driving and cocaine possession conviction. She had been arrested the previous May after wrecking her car in Beverly Hills and again in July following a car chase in the Los Angeles beach community of Santa Monica." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
At least she can poke fun at herself. I give her props for that. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Steven Perez
My favorite Rosario Dawson scene. :) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My favorite Rosario Dawson scene.  :)
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I'd dance with her anywhere. And I can't dance, either. - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Rosario is hawt like the surface of the sun! - Christian (Simply X)
SO SAY WE ALL! :) - Steven Perez from IM
I KNEW that was coming. :D - Steven Perez from IM
LOL! - Steven Perez from IM
Don't hate the playa; hate the game. :D - Steven Perez from IM
+100 Steven and Christian - that scene is such a classic ... - Patrick Jordan
Bouncy-bouncy - Outsanity
One of my favorite movies right here. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Mona Nomura
Newsweek's asking who deserves blame for economy: bankers or economists. So annoying. Quit finger pointing already & look for solutions.
How would we know what to fix without knowing whose to blame and for what? - Roshan Vyas
Clearly it was the Spanish Inquisition. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Solution > Problem. Blame is irrelevant. - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Because the problem is FAR beyond economists and bankers. If the public were more educated, would they have spent beyond their means? If officials were more aware, would they have approved certain policies? If our government leaders were better thinkers, would we even be in this state, in 2009, when CLEARLY the problem started before our time? Fingerpointing is petty and STUPID. - Mona Nomura from IM
the buck stops HERE. *hides under desk* - grant fox
Exactly - Shevonne
@Mona You're finger pointing at the public and officials! I agree it's too limited to only blame bankers and economists, but I don't think it's pointless to assign blame for a problem while looking for solutions - Roshan Vyas
actually, it's me. I broke the economy. Sry! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Has assigning blame ever solved a problem? - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Assigning and distributing blame is the only way it seems as if people would be accountable. That mind set needs to shift, to look, we have a problem. A big problem. How do we fix it? Especially since so many are stuck on the easy way out: not taking responsibilities. - Mona Nomura from IM
I think it's all the fault of the atheists (oh, and gay marriage of course) - Ruud van Wijngaarden
its the crisis was created by bankers and economists. doctors and lawyers. Now wolf guarding the coop will again look for ways to prevent wolfs from eating the poultry. ... wait .. its better. Obama is no wolf. He a .... leader, in wolfs's clothes ... not even that. He is the good hope president. - pb:
My solution: let em' fail. - Michael Forian
without knowing who, and how they caused it, how can you try to fix it?? - pb:
Because the solution is not black and white. When people are too focused on blame, they usually get stuck on minute details and disregard the big picture, more often times than not. How do you think we ended up AT this state? - Mona Nomura from IM
Determining the cause of a problem to arrive at a solution, and laying blame are not the same. - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
my solution - support America, not China. Invest in America, not elsewhere. Do not steal salaries of people by paying bellow living wages. NO WARS. Health care ... just how do you think other developed successful countries do it ?? ... exporting industries wholesale? and blaming unions ?? noo no no ... - pb:
Roshan ++ - Andrew C (✔)
ok, don't lay the blame ... just punish the breaches of law ..... just say, who and why did it. - pb:
The thing is, our current state IS black and white. It's EVERYONE'S faults. So how do we fix it? How can we become forward thinkers? How can we become more aware? How do we educate ourselves to further increase critical thinking? When are we going to realize temporary band-aides are NOT a solution? The masses need immediate answers and that is extremely detrimental. - Mona Nomura from IM
at least the guilty party, The Republicans and Pres Bush, are out of power. They were never elected in the first place..but never mind. ... who needs corrupted corporations $4.5 per gallon gas, and colonial wars of conquest ???????? - pb:
masses need immediate answers ..yes, that is extremely detrimental to rich crooked corrupt bankrupt corporations .... you are right :] .... and i shut up [:) .... now - pb:
Peter - this issue is way before Bush. When, how, and why did we, the public, become so stupid? Since when did we become this greedy? Why do we allow government to regulate corporations with our tax money? What happened to our morals, values, as a nation? - Mona Nomura from IM
ok ..but much less for others .. much more for the last admin .... - pb:
Economists? Bankers? How about investors looking for a quick buck? Regulators not keeping up to date on the packages offered by the firms involved in the crisis? Mortgage sellers for providing unbelievable rates and terms to people who quite clearly would default? There's a lot of blame to go around, and just picking on economists or bankers hides the real story. - Chris Charabaruk
If laying blame were in any way a solution--I would personally accept and warmly embrace full blame. Unfortunately, it would have no effect: blame is irrelevant. Accountability is different... - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
obviously, unregulated, unwell regulated markets do not work, we are presented that view right now ..... they just took it all from USA and invested abroad. exported whole industries ... undermined democracy with globalisation ....government is there to regulate and prosecute economic doom .. morals values, they were sold for dollars ... look at movies - violence, guns. look at video games - violence, sickness .... look at poverty. ..balance got out of hack ..... NOW. with the new election, there is a BIG - pb:
...->continue...... hope in this country .. support your president. - pb:
Usa will take care of it ...... we will fix it ........ :] - pb:
I've long said bankers, and insurance companies, are licensed bandits and shysters, but that was before they totally screwed the economy over with their greed. Still, Mona is right, let's get it fixed, and fixed properly so these bastards can't do it again. - Ian May
"this issue is way before Bush.", well, in one sense, yes, but OTOH the ASTRONOMICAL growth in CDOs, CDSes, etc, happened from 2000 onwards. The major i-banks were given waivers from the usual leverage ratios only in 2004. - Andrew C (✔)
The thing that is so frustrating, is that we (as a nation) should be smarter. Since when do we need materialistic stuff to show and prove we are better. Owning a home does not equate to "wealth" or "success". When did we allow government to intervene with corporate regulations with our TAX MONEY? I'm an Obama fan. But is it coincidental Goldman repaying "bail-out" was leaked to the... more... - Mona Nomura from IM
@Ian .yes ..ok.... fixing starts with just about exactly what Obama does .....it starts with Universal healthcare, raise minimum wage, punish crime, catch and reeducate criminals, correct the distribution of democracy .... USA will remain the leader of the world, and also, again, the inspiration for all ... i mean, look at Friendfeed ... such a wonderful site :]]]]]] - pb:
Mona, I don't think Goldman Sachs is working for Obama's interests, only GS's. See http://www.ritholtz.com/blog... , which I am about to start another thread with. - Andrew C (✔)
That said, Andrew you are epitomizing why the focus needs to be SHIFTED from finger pointing. You give all the reasons how and why the Bush administration needs to take most of the blame. Well who put them in office? What could we have done that may have prevented that? Why is the public so misinformed? See where I'm going with this? Big picture, don't sweat the small stuff. - Mona Nomura from IM
If the economy were a programming project, it would have been scrapped and re-written long ago. - Roberto Bonini
@Mona, Bush admin was twice never elected. both times electoral fraud. and it didn't pay off. .. now what was 9II .. we need to start, start asking relevant questions - pb:
"Well who put them in office? " No one gets elected on a 10,000 page platform of all the little things they're going to do that end up being huge. The responsibility isn't on voters to foresee that, say, Bush would gut out the SEC. It's on Bush for doing that. (for example.) Finger pointing is, as Roshan said, a vital (but not sufficient) part of the solution. If you don't know what the problem is -- and the problem causers are part of what the problem was in this case -- then (cont) - Andrew C (✔)
I never said Goldman is working for Obama's interests. It's political strategy we as a nation must recognize and be able to sort. "Obama is doing a good job, he's getting our tax money back from Goldman." is unacceptable. - Mona Nomura from IM
(cont) you cannot possibly fix it correctly. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew - so then what do you propose the first step is? All I've heard from you is finger pointing with no solution. - Mona Nomura from IM
I've posted other ideas in other threads, but this one is about whether finger pointing is even appropriate. (But briefly: use mark to market, not mark to model. Nationalize any insolvent banks. Cramdowns on underwater mortgages. Strict regulations in financial realm.) - Andrew C (✔)
Finger pointing is easy. Finding solutions actually involves thinking. - Michael McKean
(get crack auditors into AIGFP and trace whether those default payments are even valid, and if ''side letters" were used to theoretically limit AIGFP's worst case scenarios and if they are being intentionally ignored in order to loot the US.) - Andrew C (✔)
So you've basically assigned blame to financial institutions. That is EXACTLY why finger pointing is not appropriate. - Mona Nomura from IM
@Andrew ..see, you will start another thread... good. that is why I am suggesting to FF the option to post comments as messages someplace else .. but BRAVO FF for "hide" features, and "send comments to Twitter" :] ....... - pb:
"Finger pointing is easy." You'd think so, but doing it right isn't, esp when the crooks are busy muddying the waters by blaming, say, the CRA. - Andrew C (✔)
Again, that is the exact mentality of why we need to stop finger pointing and shift our ways of thinking to focus on the BIGGER PICTURE. - Mona Nomura from IM
What, and let the crooks convince America it wasn't them? If you cede the PR battle, then you lose it. Then the public will support measures that won't fix anything. - Andrew C (✔)
Bingo - so how are these 'crooks' able to stomp all over the Constitution? Why didn't we stop them? How could we have prevented it? Why are we stupid enough to fall for PR battles? Now do you see where I'm going? Your approach is fair but a bunch of people in a room, nit-picking over policies is not going to change ANYTHING. One bill is introduced, another 10 loopholes are discovered. On and on, the cycle goes. Shouldn't our current state be some sort of warning that things need to change? And big time? - Mona Nomura from IM
The US did pre-emptively stop them, with the financial reforms made by FDR. Except those were unwound by subsequent politicians, who did so because the public was convinced things were now safe enough to not require those kinds of laws. Letting the crooks off the hook this time only makes it harder to put those needed laws back in place. - Andrew C (✔)
For example, if you don't 'play the blame game', you can bet the crooks will. And if the public buys their "it was the poor", or "it was China", or whatever, then they won't back necessary changes to financial regulations. - Andrew C (✔)
Again, why are you focused on *one* aspect? Because you played the blame game and zeroed in on who is to blame. And clearly, that is not going to fix a single. thing. Big picture, Andrew. Big picture. - Mona Nomura from IM
The problem I have with the "quit blaming and let's move forward" argument is that we will learn nothing. If we don't know who/how this happened, we'll do it again and again. - Anthony Citrano
Anthony - history? Our economy did not tank over night. - Mona Nomura from IM
Mona, no matter what prevention and warnings are put into place, problems will still surface and without warning. It's the nature of life, humanity and creativity to find ways to prosper in any circumstance. Some people take it to extremes and use and abuse people for their own gain. The more complex society becomes, the more complex our rules must become. The best we can do is try to educate future generations why it's important to be respectful, upstanding, compassionate citizens. Still, some won't. - ·[▪_▪]·
Right, it's human nature to want more, be more, and do anything or everything to reach end goals -- or as we more commonly say: "strategic thinking" That is exactly why economists, bankers, even the government can not solely be held accountable. We are *all* to blame. So what do we do? How do we move forward?, are the questions we must focus on, instead of instant gratifications. - Mona Nomura from IM
Mona, are we all to blame for everything? - Andrew C (✔)
@*_*. ..beautiful .. well said .. but why not educate already the present generations .... wait. you also stated the FriendFeed FF MOTTO ----> "No matter what prevention and warnings are put into place, problems on the web will still surface, and without warning. It's the nature of Friendfeed, it's life, humanity and creativity to find ways to prosper in any circumstance." ......:]]] - pb:
Andrew - yes. - Mona Nomura from IM
@Mona - this *is* history. No, it didn't tank overnight, but what we're going through now - and the impending deflations - can be directly tied to the derivative games and credit expansion of the last decade. Sure, move forward, but learn from it. To learn from it will require taking a hard look at what happened and trying to avoid it in the future. - Anthony Citrano
*_*.. Facebook takes it to extremes and uses and abuses people for their own gain. The more complex Twitter becomes, the more complex our rules must become. ... The best we can do is try to educate future generations why it's important to be respectful, upstanding, compassionate Friendfeed users. Still, some won't get it. ..never get it. - pb:
@Mona - ah, here we find the root of our disagreement. I completely do not think that everyone is collectively & equally responsible for everything. - Andrew C (✔)
So if we continue the blame game, especially zeroed in to bankers and economists, create policies focusing on what we can do NOW, when is there time to look back and learn from history? The public demands answers, the government complies. Who is responsible for anything? It's everyone - the media, the public, the government, the corporations. Who is behind those entities? PEOPLE. With... more... - Mona Nomura from IM
@Mona: we are certainly all to blame. Just some more than others. - Anthony Citrano
Unless we equally distribute the blame, it provides justifications for unaccountable people. "This is not my fault. The government screwed us again." "I don't read the fine print, who does? Those greedy corporate bastards are to blame." -- see where I'm going? Our nation needs to WAKE UP. - Mona Nomura from IM
Simple greed of a few did this. - Janet
And simple stupidity of those that fell for it. Tit for tat, Janet. :) - Mona Nomura from IM
No one can be enough of an expert in every realm not to be fooled by determined expert fraudsters. That's why society (and criminal laws) blame the fraudster more than the defrauded. - Andrew C (✔)
The fraudster, of course, has tremendous incentives to spread the blame 'equally'. - Andrew C (✔)
Yes Mona, the greed followers. I do feel really bad for those expecting 50% returns on investments and they lost everything. What is the old statement, "If it sounds too good to be true it usually is." - Janet
No one ever blames the Federal Reserve so let me be the one to do that. Yes, greed, corruption, etc, always existed but Greenspan's loose money was the enabler. - Morton Fox
That type of narrow thinking, is exactly why we are in this disaster, Andrew. There will always be the "criminal minded" driven by selfish agendas. How do we smarten up as a WHOLE to question EVERYTHING? Our country is failing to educate across the board. It's also third world in disguise. We're so large and spread out, it's not in our faces. - Mona Nomura from IM
You can almost hear over the deafening sound of the wheels of progress grinding to a halt. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
Agreed. Solution: Help small businesses. I work for one and we need a tax break now. It's still heavy! We're hustling our tails off. - Mike Lewis
Finally, a small business owner and a step in the right direction! Help small businesses -> prevent an even more corporate run society -> less greedy corporate people and "crooks". So why isn't the media more focused on THAT, then finger pointing? - Mona Nomura from IM
Blame is only useful to determine cause. Blame will not find solutions, but it will help in fixing the regulation structure. The CRA is partially to blame, repealing it would help prevent a reoccurrence the housing bubble in the future, but it won't fix the current problem. First step towards a solution is get politics out of the economy. - Robert Hafer
The CRA is not to blame in that people who borrowed under CRA auspices pay off far better than non-CRA subprime loans. So their mortgages aren't the toxic ones. - Andrew C (✔)
That is definitely not the answer. The solution is quite simple: go back to the basics. Teach, educate, raise awareness. We all know how to prevent robberies to the best of our abilities, right? And preventive methods vary from simply locking windows/doors, to extreme measures such as thousand dollar alarm systems, to boobie trapping property. Just like we can protect our homes from... more... - Mona Nomura from IM
Mona, here's something I was thinking about over lunch. If everyone's equally to blame for everything, why isn't the entire US spending, say, an hour each in jail for Madoff's scam? To me, 'blame everyone equally' is counterproductive. However, if you know who did it, you can find out how he did it, and then you can fix things. (In Madoff's case, he scammed people and did so with the unwitting help of a far-too-complacent SEC. Solutions therefore include fixing the SEC.) - Andrew C (✔)
And with the overall financial crisis, we know who the primary causes were and (to some extent) how they did it. Punishing them helps prevent future cases by establishing that there will be no incentives for those kinds of crooked financial games. Figuring out the rest will help prevent it - for example, the argument against regulating exotic derivatives has pretty much evaporated. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, LOL. Do you know how many Madoffs there are in the world? Madoff is a single instance. He just got caught. - Mona Nomura from IM
Right, well, even so. Are we all equally as responsible for his crimes as he is? - Andrew C (✔)
Yes. As functioning humans in society, we are to blame for enabling the powers to be to have as much as power as they have. Are you reading anything I'm saying? Or are you trying to change my mind? - Mona Nomura from IM
The CRA was the first step in the chain to bad loans. a few banks were sued under the CRA to give loans they normally would not have given, and made a profit; and then the floodgates opened. My local bank didn't give any CRA loans, or other low down payment loans, is doing very well now. - Robert Hafer
So take that thought to the next step. Why did we need bad loans? Why didn't we (the public) recognize they were bad loans? - Mona Nomura from IM
Mona, "we are to blame for enabling the powers that be" is hardly the same as "we're 100% as responsible as they are. It would be a travesty of justice to lock away X random people for 1 year each to serve Madoff's sentence, for example. - Andrew C (✔)
And as for "bad loans", "bad loans" != CRA loans. I refer you back to the data: http://www.prospect.org/cs... (the reason for the CRA is because society was not well served to have poor people not get loans they *could* afford.) - Andrew C (✔)
There you go again, focusing on blame. The blame is evenly distributed. Why aren't we, as a whole, more critical thinkers? Why are you nit-picking and focusing on single instances? It's human nature. Oh, the bad guy is locked up (government officials + Madoff), now we can relax. Unless we are all held accountable, there will always be those looking to justify their current states with excuses, and hold their own pity parties. Is that really a solution to the BIG PICTURE? - Mona Nomura from IM
If your basement floods, the solution is to pump out the water. But, you you want to find the leaky pipe that is to blame to prevent the next flood. - Robert Hafer
Now who's not reading who? I never said "now we can relax". I've been saying that for any problem, if you don't know how it was done, you can't fix it the right way, and if you don't know who did it, you can't really know how it was done. - Andrew C (✔)
the problem with Government trying to fix the problem is that you have legislators like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd doing the investigating when they should be on the witness stand. - Robert Hafer
How do you know the leaky pipe is to blame? How do you know the water company or landlord didn't adjust the water pressure? It's all about questioning EVERYTHING. And Andrew - your focus in this area is so narrow, you've already found your solution. Which is wrong. And when did I say you said that? See where finger pointing gets us? Into small, petty discussions. - Mona Nomura from IM
"wrong solution"? I disagree. The New Deal finance regulations would have prevented it. I have seen no one concretely argue otherwise... - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew - from my interactions with you, it seems as if you cherry pick what you want to address and ignore the rest. So yes, you are right. And I am wrong. :) - Mona Nomura from IM
{shrug} - Andrew C (✔)
I think we have a semantic problem with "blame" and "cause". If you don't get to the root cause of a problem, it will keep happening. The power of Capitalism will bring us through this downturn eventually, with or without Government intervention. the long term goal should be to stop a reoccurrence. - Robert Hafer
Which is exactly *why* we *must* focus on the big picture, instead of narrowing in and focusing our energies on single instances. - Mona Nomura from IM
I think you're confusing "blame" with "solving the problem", Mona. You can't solve the problem and move forward if you keep doing the very thing that breaks down the system in the first place. - Steven Perez
No. I have said this numerous times. There is no single party to blame, we will keep talking in circles, nothing will be resolved. We are all to blame and we should all be held accountable. When that is out of the way, we can focus on the bigger things. Solutions such as: what do we do? How do we move forward? - Mona Nomura from IM
Fine. When do we all go to jail? - Steven Perez
For what? Being stupid? - Mona Nomura from IM
I'm afraid that the only big picture solution would be to get people to consider every economic decision rationally instead of emotionally. - Robert Hafer
i wont be surprised if all this is pre-planned - Sardar Mohkim Khan
Mona, another tack - do you think the New Deal's changes to finance laws and regulations and regulatory systems fixed the financial causes of the Great Depression? - Andrew C (✔)
No, for being maliciously greedy, to the point where "we" deep-sixed the entire world economy. When do "we" pay for that? - Steven Perez
We *are* paying for that - all of us. Look at the current state of our country. - Mona Nomura from IM
@Andrew C, it is also possible that some aspects of the New Deal turned a market recession into the Great Depression. I don't think FDR and the New Deal are good proof for either side. - Robert Hafer
The bureaucracy we have is already choking us. Imagine the workforce needed to track down, indict and try everyone involved. Where would you start? where would it end? None of it will put food on the tables of the displaced and unemployed, and it will certainly crush what is left of the economy. For what people need right now, it will fall to local communities, neighborhood groups, churches, etc. most of which have already begun to take care of their own. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
So how did "we" cause it, Mona? - Steven Perez
Regardless of who/what caused it, it doesn't change what we, down here, end up having to do to take care of basic needs. Like no time before, grass-roots solutions have the power to bring the country together for a nationwide resolution. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
Assigning blame, in and of itself, is a dead-end exercise. But you can't fix a complex problem unless you first determine (a) who did what and (b) how they did it. Only then, once you know what patterns to avoid, can one move forward. Otherwise, you're only setting yourself for another failure further down the line. - Steven Perez
Agreed that you can't be blind to the weaknesses in the system that created the problem from which you're trying to rebuild. At the same time, we can't let the media create so much stir around the blame game that we get lulled into waiting for somebody else to do something while we could be doing something to be helping ourselves(/each other). We need to not be fooled again. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
The mob mentality is still alive. Let's find who are wrong and chase them with torches.Your right Mona. People want a scapegoat sadly. - ЯIИGҜIИG
"Mob mentality". Nice. Because there really isn't anything worth getting angry about, yeah? - Steven Perez
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. DYSP" - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
DAMN YOU STEVEN PEREZ!!! Haha just kidding. I just agree with Mona that we need solutions and not finger pointing. Sure we have a right to be angry. But running on anger causes loss of balance (of the brain) in what needs to be done. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Cee Bee
"BumpTop is a fresh and engaging new way to interact with your computer desktop. You can pile and toss documents like on a real desk. Break free from the rigid and mechanical style of standard point-and-click desktops. Interact by pushing, pulling and piling documents with elegant, self revealing gestures. BumpTop's stunning interface makes clever use of 3D presentation and smooth physics-based animations for an engaging, vivid user experience. BumpTop has people talking. A video of the BumpTop interface is the most watched video of software on YouTube, ever. Other stories include NY Times, PCWorld, MIT Tech Review, Digg (twice) and others. BumpTop was also presented at TED 2007. We are in active development of the technology, stay tuned to the mailing list for release information." -- BumpTop is not publicly available just yet, but sign up for the mailing list to be the first to try it. We're in private beta at the moment. - Cee Bee from Bookmarklet
nice little toy, right? not sure what other function it might have other than eye candy, but it's cool - Cee Bee
Why would I want my computer's desktop and file system to be just as unorganized as my physical desktop? I would never get anything organized. - xero
has anyone here tried it? - Anthony Farrior
Anthony I've tried it. If you're a customization junkie then this is a great addition for your desktop software. For those that live on the web, it won't be all that great. I still love it though. - Corvida
James you can't invite people to download the software. You'll have to go to the site and register for an invite. - Corvida
corvida=da pulse! - Anthony Farrior
Frederic http://friendfeed.com/frederic had a few invites going last week, not sure if he has any left now though... It's xp/vista only too which is why i passed on it. Looks cool though - Zee. from IM
No linux? Pfffft... - Anthony Farrior
Pretty but useless. Who wants the same clutter as your desktop? - fbrunel
i don't know fbrunel...after seeing it in action, the idea of knowing where you put things like you would in a room...and yet having almost unlimited space to play with - it could work. Need to play with it properly though before knowing for sure though, you could be right. - Zee.
still waiting for my invite...augh! - Susan Beebe
bumped due to duplicate - Zulkarnain K.
I just got an invite, I'm trying it now. - Aram Zucker-Scharff
It looks like there now is a mechanism to send out a limited number of invites, I'm assuming it's to the beta and not just to the beta sign-up. I sent one to @Havaslash and I'll be glad to send others out, if people can confirm that it is a real invite to use the software. - Aram Zucker-Scharff
I'm sorry, but why simulate a interaction system that we only (used to) deal with because of the restraints of physical space? Sometimes, it doesn't make sense. That said, I would still love to try this out. - Chieze Okoye
I'd like an invite. This would be greatly efficient when applied to touch interface (Microsoft Surface). The renovation is that when digitals contain physics, they can be more easily sorted (like the crumple, pile, hang, card decks, etc) - brainno722 (Peter)
I've been waiting for awhile for this to become active. I love the concept of organizing like the real world. - ЯIИGҜIИG
I guess I just don't see why this would be any better than a Windows GUI-like folder system augmented with a good system-wide search (a la Google Desktop, Windows Search or Spotlight). I just need convincing that directly mimicking the physical interaction like this is, at the end of the day, actually 'better' somehow than simply approximating it (as we do now). It seems like a lot of 3d overhead for not much gain (if any at all)... - Chieze Okoye
...That said, I *could* see how something like this on Surface would be pretty awesome for fiddling with. - Chieze Okoye
David Cook
Snow for tomorrow? Really?!
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:( yeah. that's what they're saying here, too - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
:P - David Cook
ditto. I live in St.louis. Me not pleased - ЯIИGҜIИG
It's apparently snowing in Chicago right now. - David Cook from IM
We're supposed to get 10cm between tonight & tomorrow - Tiffany Hall
Richard Laksana
XWindows Dock is a better Leopard dock clone for Windows - http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009...
XWindows Dock is a better Leopard dock clone for Windows
Ewwww ... actually Mac dock is one of the major reasons why I don't use OS X - I can't stand it, among many other elements of OS X's UI. - LANjackal
Tried it and didn't like it. I'm sticking with Rocketdock. - ЯIИGҜIИG
Get compiz - k00pa
Win7's taskbar rules - Jemm
it looks good but crashes a lot too ;) plus it requires more ram - Ruhani Rabin
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