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Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
Barry and Bunneh @ The Alamo
You couldn't bring him the sun so he went to you. What a guy! - Spidra Webster
I promised Barry that I'd turn off the snow. :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Also, got to meet Wife and Waif. Tickled that they thought I wasn't real. :-D - Steven Perez from Android
#bunnehMoTO I swear there was a snow bank following him - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
So much awesome in one picture. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Hey, you leave Vera alone. I raised her from a mere snowflake. :D - Steven Perez
i need to meet both you guys. :) - Big Joe Silence
Mega jealous! - Jenny H. from Android
*melts* - Heleninstitches
Michael W. May
Carriage ride through downtown
Carriage ride through downtown
Look how happy you guys look. <333 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Lord have mercy, I've become a pretty regular lurker, sometimes user on Reddit. I blame Rod.
Hah. I'm still mostly a lurker. It's pretty damn entertaining. - Rodfather
I have a whole bunch of multireddits set up now. - Rodfather
Here's one I copied and then added on to. I made it public for now. - Rodfather
Another for Nintendo related - Rodfather
I go there for a DC subreddit, one on Wii, another for 3DS, a couple on audio and vinyl, and a couple more on bands and music that I like and follow. - Derrick
I remember when I first tried to use it, everyone was so trollish. A lot of really techy folks talking about stuff way over my head and it was really hard to navigate to find stuff I was interested in. Some of the subreddits are still very high bro ratio, but things are pretty chill where I hang out. - Derrick
Any recs for sub-reddits? - YvonneM
/r/babyelephantgifs is my happy place - Glen Campbell
I follow really specific sub-reddits, so unless you like audio, records, stereo equipment or hi-fi's, probably not very compelling. I'm sure others will have more interesting ones. - Derrick
How's the DC one? My siblings and my cousins are sometimes on there, but I don't think I've looked at it beyond threads-in-the-"news" in years. - Katie
It's...DC. Little bit of everything in the area, different chatter about neighborhoods, the metro, the nats, etc. - Derrick
I recently found this. Amusing. - Rodfather from Android
Yvonne: /r/ScienceParents, /r/mildlyinteresting, /r/California, /r/AskCulinary, /r/explainlikeimfive, /r/tipofmytongue, /r/raisingkids, /r/todayilearned. - Rochelle
I'm subbed to /r/short but that's kinda depressing. /r/bayarea can be interesting at times. - Rodfather from Android
Thx 4 the recs! - YvonneM
woot!!! - Derrick
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Steve C
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends | -
Rescued Chihuahua And Insanely Fluffy Chicken Are The Best Of Friends |
"Two legged Roo, and fellow rescue Penny are bffls (best friends for LIFES). How could they not be? Two world-weary, little babes who are cuter than all get out? Yeah, it was meant to be." - Steve C from Bookmarklet
So cute! - Tamara J. B.
It's so fluffy!!! - Michael W. May
Marie B
BRAVO! Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science THANK YOU @Annaleen
Fucked up gender role stereotypes and trans phobia all in one! Good job, science journalists! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
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Is it weird that I want one of these for me?
No way, those are awesome. - Jennifer Dittrich
^this - Tamara J. B.
Victor Ganata
"No llores porque ya se terminó. Sonríe porque sucedió." Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. — Gabriel García Márquez. RIP.
Phil Plait
This is kind of a big deal: Earth-sized planet found in its star’s habitable zone.
Victor Ganata
Menstruation: What is the evolutionary or biological purpose of having periods? - Quora (via vicster )
On first glance, the question seems absurd, but the answer is quite fascinating. - Victor Ganata
That is brilliant. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My daughter blames this Quora answer for the final validation of her decision to never have kids. - April Russo
So... if genetic information is transferred via cells that can pass from the fetus to the mother through the placental-endometrial linkage, and since the fetus also has genetic information from the father, the mother receives genetic material from the father, albeit indirectly? And, furthermore, those cells can distribute throughout her body even into her brain? Whoa... that boggles my mind. #MyExWillBeUpsetWhenSheFindsOut! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
"Uteri do not fossilize well." Hahaha! I love that line. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"What this means is that the growing fetus now has direct, unrestricted access to its mother's blood supply. It can manufacture hormones and use them to manipulate her." I KNEW IT! - Spidra Webster
So when momma says "the baby wants enormous quantities of spinach, right now", she isn't lying. - April Russo
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I need to take straighter photographs, man. Or get better at straightening them out in Lightroom. #devilinthedetails
No way, crooked, blurry photos are the new thing. - Steven Perez from Android
Teach doesn't like it unless it fits the overall composition. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
He's more a Law of Thirds guy but I'm more a Golden Ratio or pure symmetry girl. Trying out the his way though. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I like your way. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Rule of Thirds is probably the easiest to estimate, but the other styles might suit particular subjects better. - John (bird whisperer)
Steve C
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC -
Missing Nebraska Toddler Found Safe in Claw Machine - NBC
A 3-year-old boy feared missing by his mother was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. Police were called to a home in Lincoln, Neb., on a report of a missing child, according to NBC affiliate WOWT. At the same time, employees at nearby Madsen's Bowling and Billiards found the missing child playing with toys inside their claw machine, where he became stuck after apparently crawling inside. The boy's mother told police she was in the bathroom and that the boy must have slipped out of an unlocked apartment door. The boy was freed from the claw machine without injury and reunited with his mother. - Steve C from Bookmarklet
but it took 5 hours and $300 in tokens to fish him out. - Greg GuitarBuster
^ ha! - joey
:-D - Anne Bouey
i hope that kid got to keep something from inside the machine. - Big Joe Silence
I could swear I've seen this happen in a movie before. - Spidra Webster
i always do. - Big Joe Silence
hmm, searching Google, I can find videos of children stuck in claw machines from 2013, 2010, ... - Greg GuitarBuster
Yeah, this isn't a common occurrence but it's certainly not rare either. I think I see a story like this pop up at least once a year. - Hookuh Tinypants
It worked for Woody and Buzz. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Sarah G.
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
I'm in Amsterdam. They said "do you want mayonnaise?" And I said "just a little."
That's rather disgusting. - Greg GuitarBuster
I would fuck that up in a heartbeat. - Hookuh Tinypants
Lol - Sarah G. from iPhone
(I would probably regret it later, but in the moment? Oh yeahhhhhh...) - Hookuh Tinypants
o patatesleri kızartırken domuz yağı mı ne kullanıyolar öğkkk...nası bi kokudur o? çok fena valla:)) cıkk...cıkk...hiç hoş deil.) - neferteti
At least it isn't Miracle Whip. But still, ewwww. - sglassme
Maybe they have some with cilantro sauce. - Sarah G.
Chimichurri FTW!! - sglassme
ah yes, Amsterdam chips and mayo... good times. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Except formal the free thinking people amd bicyclists, I think Mr 43 would appreciate Amsterdam and it's "French Fries in a cone store on every block" ways. - Sarah G.
If only there were crab cakes. He would probably even grow to appreciate the bicyclists. - sglassme
OMG SO GOOD! - Eric - Watch Me Now
i cannot say what came to mind when i saw that photo. too many have blocked me already. - Big Joe Silence
In Marvel's new movie, Captain America's to-do list changes depending on which country you see it in -
"In the new movie Captain America: Winter Soldier, there is a scene where the viewer can clearly see his "to-do" list. What you may not realize is that this to-do list has been tailor-made just for your country! Here are a few examples of Captain America's list, which is different depending on where you see it." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Steven Perez
You Know What Doesn’t Work So Well? Private Prisons « Main Street -
"The myth put forth by private prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group that private prisons are cheaper than public prisons is shattered by a new report from In the Public Interest, thus undercutting the primary rationale for prison privatization efforts across the country. When pushing for contracts with the many states that use private prisons, these corporations claim they are the better option because they can run prisons more cheaply than the government can. But this report not only dispels that idea, it highlights some of the less-than-savory activities the corporations engage in because of the perverse incentives created by these contracts." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
"The report details several methods through which private prison companies mislead governments and the public about their supposed cost savings, particularly hiding costs of private prisons, inflating public prison costs, benefiting from mandated occupancy minimums and delaying cost increases until after contracts are signed." - Steven Perez
"Numerous studies have shown that private prisons are more expensive than their publicly run counterparts. The report details a series of meta-analyses of individual studies conducted on the comparative costs between public and private prisons, and all of them found that cost savings, at best, were minimal for private prisons—in many cases, private prisons were more expensive. One of... more... - Steven Perez
smile ...... ^_^
sen kime piç diyosun - rendetullah
turist? meraba??? - Seco
Seco > in Hong Kong - keiko-san
ya yıllar onceki fotosuysa aslinda keiko simdi 70 yasindaysa ;) - Only Vili ♀
Ben kaç yaşında? ...... :) - keiko-san
when I was young ...... - keiko-san
keiko ciaaaaaaaaooooooooooo - --Katiastreghetta
two days ago. :) - Felter Roberto
SPCA calls for ‘pass by’ protest for leopard cats - Taipei Times -
"A number of netizens yesterday responded to an online call to rally in front of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in Taipei this afternoon to protest against several development projects that are to threaten the endangered leopard cats of Miaoli County. The call was initiated by the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Taiwan SPCA) on Facebook. The Taiwan SPCA said the endangered leopard cats — with a population estimated to be less than 500 in Taiwan — are facing a survival threat, because their important habitat in Miaoli’s Sanyi Township (三義) would likely be damaged by planned development projects, including a bypass road for Provincial Highway No. 13, a cemetery and a park, and the expansion of Yulon Motor Co’s plant in the area." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The term “pass by” is an allusion to a statement made by the Taipei City Police Department earlier this month when it said an unauthorized rally held by former gang leader Chang An-le (張安樂) in support of the cross-strait service trade agreement was legal, because the demonstrators had been merely “passing by.”" - Jessie
"According to the Taiwan SPCA, the road would cut through the species’ most important habitat, causing the leopard cat population to be split in two in two separate areas. This would cause the cats’ natural reproduction to become even more difficult, because studies have shown that leopard cats do not like asphalt roads, so they seldom cross a road and when they do, they often get... more... - Jessie
Victor Ganata
Man Who Plays Devil's Advocate Really Just Wants To Be Asshole - The Onion
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
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The sky is so perfect! It better last for my skyline photo meetup this evening, man. Because it's gorgeous! Freezing. But gorgeous!
AJ Batac
Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots | -
Winnipegger Spotlight: Hit Me With Your Best 100,000 Shots |
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"As a British expat, one question I often get asked is “Why Winnipeg?” I’ve been here for fourteen years now, and usually as a result of an accent (I try to convince myself it’s not a teeth-related assumption), people want to know how I ended up in the city, and why I’m still so happy to call it home all these years later. The vast prairie skies filled with breathtaking sunsets and endless stars, the quality of living, the friendliness, the spirit with which the people embrace the vibrant arts and culture scene, the festivals… I could go on, but this post isn’t about me. It’s about 2012 Tourism Winnipeg Photo Contest winner and fellow expat (from the Philippines), AJ Batac. He’s lived in Winnipeg for eight years now, and he’s undertaking a significant personal project devoted entirely to our city: 100K Winnipeg." - AJ Batac from Bookmarklet
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
Thanks!!! :) - AJ Batac
That's great, AJ! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thanks WoH! - AJ Batac
Very nice! congrats! :) - ؛ patrick
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core -
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
REVIEW: Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Fudge Core
My apologies to you with peanut allergies, but lord have mercy. I might have a new favorite flavor. - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. Will not walk to Safeway. - Akiva
akiva if you walk to safeway though it will let you walk off the ice cream! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I love PB and chocolate together and would get the PB cup ice cream, but this has leveled up in ways I cannot articulate. Don't let me catch it on sale. - Derrick
Oh, I was afraid of this. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I almost bought some of this earlier, but held off since I've had so much junk food this week. - Katy S
That's why I can't have this stuff around. Same thing with the Bryers Reese's Blast or whatever ridiculous name it has. I can't resist. And now I'm thinking about oh man. I need a moment. - Akiva
Oh, man. It's a good thing I can't eat ice cream. Although this might be worth it. - ~Courtney F
For as much as I love to eat, I'm really good with sweets. I can make make this pint last for a couple weeks if not longer. Now, hot wings? Hide yo chickens... - Derrick
Same here... except for anything related to peanut butter and chocolate. A few weeks ago, I tore my way through a six-pack of Reese's Eggs in an afternoon. Yep. Full-size six-pack of Reese's Eggs. Oh man. So good. - Akiva
I love PB. I love chocolate. I do not love them together. You all can have all of mine. - laura x from iPhone
¬_¬... I think I will. - Akiva
I love how I put my little mini scoops on a split banana, you know, so as to be healthy. o_O - Derrick
How does it compare to the original PB core that they had (back when they released Karamel Sutra in 2002)? - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm just gonna lay down here and breathe for awhile. - Akiva
Can't say, TP. I went a LONG time without eating ice cream and never tried that flavor. - Derrick
D, that totes counts as a fruit serving. :) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Ended up with another It’s-It and hello, holy lord, etc. Way better than the first one. I need to introduce my kids to these things. - Akiva
this keeps coming up in my feed. want - maʀtha
Can I get this in Aus yet? - Mo Kargas
holly #ravingfangirl
Cosplay mania rises as Taiwan joins summit - Taipei Times -
"Taiwan has formally joined the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) this year, despite having hosted the event twice, with Taiwanese winners having the chance to vie for a global award in Tokyo in August. Cosplay is a combined term for “costume play,” and has become a global craze in which people dress up as a character out of a comic book, manga, video game or anime, and are known as “cosers.” Taiwan Cosplay Promotion Association director-general Chen Hung-ming (陳宏名) said the Japanese organizers waived the third year of review for Taiwan — after the nation’s two years as an observer member — fast-tracking its entry to the 20-strong club, Chen said. To qualify, Chen said, Taiwan had held national contests, with the results assessed by experts as being at an international level, with performance criteria based on the resemblance of cosers to their original comic character in terms of overall looks and performance content." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"When asked about Taiwan becoming an official member of the WCS, Tsukasa, who has been a judging panel member in international cosplay competitions, said she was very happy. “It is rare for us to be able to share our experiences with foreigners who enjoy our hobbies. Such an event creates the feeling that we have no distance between us, no matter the size of the world, or what language we speak,” she said." - Jessie
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Kevin Fox
The Lego Movie soundtrack is surprisingly good working music. Busy ambient techno with periodic Awesome.
Todd Hoff
Hive minds: Time to drop the fiction of individuality - opinion - 08 April 2014 - New Scientist -
Hive minds: Time to drop the fiction of individuality - opinion - 08 April 2014 - New Scientist
"To develop this new science, my students and I have been studying living laboratories. By distributing smartphones with special software to all the residents of several small communities, we could track their social interactions with their peers – both friends and acquaintances – and at the same time ask questions about their health, politics and spending behaviour. For instance, when we looked at weight gain, we found that people picked up new habits from exposure to the habits of peers, and not just through interactions with friends. This means that when everyone else in the office takes a doughnut, you probably will too. In fact, this type of exposure turned out to be more important than all the other factors combined, highlighting the overarching importance of automatic social learning in shaping our lives. We found that this same pattern held true for voting and consumer consumption. The largest single factor driving adoption of new behaviours was the behaviour of peers. Put... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
"In light of this, perhaps we should ask how important individual choices are compared with shared habits. Here again the power of sharing ideas, as opposed to individual thinking, is clear. When we study decision-making in small groups, we find that the pattern of communication – who talked to whom and how much they talked – is far more important than the characteristics of the... more... - Todd Hoff
Hegel would love this - "Instead of individual rationality, our society appears to be governed by a collective intelligence that comes from the surrounding flow of ideas and examples; we learn from others in our environment, and they learn from us. A community with members who actively engage with each other creates a group with shared, integrated habits and beliefs. What social physics... more... - Todd Hoff
"Our culture and the habits of our society are social contracts, and both depend primarily upon social learning. As a result, most of our public beliefs and habits are learned by observing the attitudes, actions and outcomes of peers, rather than by logic or argument. Learning and reinforcing this social contract is what enables a group of people to coordinate their actions effectively." - Todd Hoff
"It is time that we dropped the fiction of individuals as the unit of rationality, and recognised that our rationality is largely determined by the surrounding social fabric. Instead of being actors in markets, we are collaborators in determining the public good. Indeed, our research has demonstrated that people are much more influenced by their social networks than by individual... more... - Todd Hoff
"This power of the social fabric on individual decision-making is, in fact, the real reason that privacy is so important. As Stanley Milgram's work on social conformity demonstrated many years ago, the power of social influence can lead people to both good and terrible behaviours, and can transform our behaviour to an extent that is scarcely believable. Without privacy, the power of... more... - Todd Hoff
Good book so far. There's a similarity between pruning trees to sculpt light to get the best fruit and shaping social networks to make the best decisions. It's disturbing though to think of what passes for decision making is just copying others. - Todd Hoff
I was going to suggest Christakis, but I expect you've already read "Connected"... also a great book. :) - Ken Morley
I hadn't read it Ken, thanks. - Todd Hoff
Does the herding effects of oxytocin work over computer networks? - Todd Hoff
I'm doing it now. :) - Ken Morley
Yay! Comment at the bottom of an email to me from someone outside of our dept: "[Department heads] couldn't be more pleased with your performance, by the way! They are very happy and when they are happy, we are ALL happy."
*preens* - Jessie
This is helpful because until informed otherwise, I typically work like I'm about to be fired. Very good quality work for my supervisors, but slightly stressful for me. - Jessie
Well done, you! Also, I know what you mean about working like you're about to be fired. - Soup in a TARDIS
Stephen Mack
Just had a meeting with the CEO and received a gift package in recognition of my 15 years at TiVo. Wow. Feeling thankful and appreciated.
They should appreciate you because from what I've seen, you kick a lot of ass. - Spidra Webster
Thanks, Spidra! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Cool! So nice to be appreciated! (Thought they might have finally given you a screensaver, though. ;-P ) - Anne Bouey
Congratulations, Stephen! I'm positive it's very well deserved! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats Stephen! - Me
Congrats! I'll be right over to help you drink that Dom Perignon! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan Planken
Congrats Stephen, you rock! - Louis Gray
Congrats! You deserve it. - Mary Carmen
The box is stunning, and well deserved. - Scott. Cat Herder.
Congratulations, Stephen! - Brent Schaus
Congrats! Stephen is the man! - imabonehead
Thank you, everyone! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congrats, Stephen! I'm convinced it's well deserved :) - Eivind
Well, they give it to everyone who makes it 15 years. ;) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I hope you'll still drink Dom P from the TiVo trophy like a race winner :) - Eivind
Awesome! Very well deserved. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Now you have 15 years of TV broadcasts to watch that were recorded while you were at work. - Vezquex
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Great article. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^. I liked the video too! - Tamara J. B.
The video was so good! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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