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This Buddy will protect you from the dark :: The Gadgeteer -
This Buddy will protect you from the dark :: The Gadgeteer
"Several years ago, a terrible storm in Greensboro knocked down a pine tree across the street from us. The pine took down the power lines, which lit the tree on fire and caused the most incredible noises as the line arced and jumped around. I knew just where my flashlight was, but was dismayed to find that the batteries died within seconds of turning it on. I had to hunt for new C batteries by the light of my daughter’s Game Boy, which was harder than you’d think with the hellish noise of the downed line and the game’s 1 lumen of light. If I had had the Blackout Buddy from Eton, I would have been able easily find my flashlight and would know that the batteries would be charged. You keep the Blackout Buddy plugged into a power outlet, so the batteries are always charged when you need it. While it’s plugged in, it can serve as an LED nightlight that turns on automatically when it gets dark to light up hallways, the bathroom, or your kid’s room. When the power goes out, the Blackout... more... - Me from Bookmarklet
Got these all over the house. Works really well when the bedroom breakers trip. - Me
Yep. That's the one I recommended on FF recently. I need to get more. - Betsy
I don't have this one, but I've got a Phillips model with two flashlights that I picked up from Woot! a couple of years ago, and it is the best. I need to actually get another set for the livingroom, since that would keep me pretty well covered for the whole house. - Jennifer Dittrich
we NEED something like this and have needed it for over a decade. time to get something. - Big Joe Silence
I just have a bunch of dynamo flashlights, an oil lamp, a bunch of candles, and a big mirror. (in the event of a blackout, I get a lot more than just 4 hours of light) - April Russo
An Employee Dies, and the Company Collects the Insurance - -
An Employee Dies, and the Company Collects the Insurance -
"Employees at The Orange County Register received an unsettling email from corporate headquarters this year. The owner of the newspaper, Freedom Communications, was writing to request workers’ consent to take out life insurance policies on them. But the beneficiary of each policy would not be the survivors or estate of the insured employee, but the Freedom Communications pension plan. Reporters and editors resisted, uncomfortable with the notion that the company might profit from their deaths." - Me from Bookmarklet
Considering all the issues at the Register, this seems like one more log to the pile of terrible management ideas. - Anika
Fatal Toxins Found in "Edible" Wild Mushrooms - Scientific American -
Fatal Toxins Found in "Edible" Wild Mushrooms - Scientific American
"A wild mushroom eaten by foraging enthusiasts across Europe has been found to contain dangerous and potentially lethal toxins. Chinese scientists believe they have identified the mushroom toxins that cause rhabdomyolysis – a sometimes fatal disease that can irreparably damages the kidneys – that was first reported 15 years ago in France. However, the toxins were not isolated from the mushroom Tricholoma equestre that was thought to be responsible for the deaths, but from Tricholoma terreum, its close relative, highlighting the complexity of fungus toxicology. These scientists are recommending that people who forage for mushrooms avoid eating both of these species." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Tamara J. B.
Welcome to the world, Marina Skye! Our beautiful daughter came into the world at 3:00. She weighs 5 lbs 7oz and was 18" with a very healthy set of lungs. I'm madly in love!
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EEEEEEEEEE!!! Congratulations!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - vicster: full-bodied
Welcome, Marina. - Pete
And Happy Birthday to Miss M, too! :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Congratulations and welcome, Marina! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations!!! - Elena
w00t!!! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations, Tam and Adam! And welcome, Marina! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Hooray!!! - Katy S
So exciting! - Anne Bouey
Yaaaay! - Kirsten from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
CONGRATS, yay yay yay! Welcome Marina! - Stephen Mack
THE BABBY IS HERE!!!!! Congratulations!!!!1111!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox - Melly
<3 - Johnny from iPhone
Awwww! Welcome from Georgia, Marina! - Soup in a TARDIS
Woohooo!!!! - Mo Kargas
Marina!! Congratulations, Tam & Adam. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
<3 <3 <3 Awesome!!!!! :))) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hooorayyy! - Eric - For You Wack MCs! from iPhone
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
SO happy for all of you!!!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Mazel tov, goddammit! - Akiva
Congratulations! And welcome, Marina. - Betsy
Look at you and your baby girl, boo! Another FF baby is born. Much love to you and Adam and wee miss Marina! - Corinne L
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Beautiful baby!! <3 💓💜 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
:D O HAI! - Glen Campbell
Thanks, everyone! We're over the moon happy and excited. <3 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations! And talk about punctual...3PM on the dot! :-) - CAJ hates pants from Android
Now Tam = Tamara, Adam, and Marina. The TAM Fam! - CAJ hates pants from Android
Yay! Congrats!!!! You both look fabulous!!!!! <3 - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congrats! - Big Fat Yeast Roll!
Gratz!!! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Congratulations to the whole family! - Tinfoil 2.0
Congrats!!!!! She is beautiful. - Mary Carmen
congratulations, :) - chaz2b
Welcome, Marina! Tam, you look wonderful! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Wonderful, and on the first day of summer the world will forever celebrate her birthday. - Steve C
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats to the parents, and welcome to the tiny one :) - Eivind from Android
Congratulations! - Maitani
I keep coming back to look again and again. She's so precious and squishy!!!! - Melly from FFHound!
yayyyyy!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Squuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeee!!! love to you three! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
My baby graduated 6th grade!!!!
My baby graduated 6th grade!!!!
Aww! :) - Jenny H. from Android
:) - Shevonne from iPhone
Congrats! - Stephen Mack
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Thanks! - Shevonne from iPhone
Congratulations! - Erik Retallick
Susan Beebe
Day 1 of standing desk at the office. Loving it so far! -
Day 1 of standing desk at the office. Loving it so far!
Teenager Accused of Tagging Courtroom During His Graffiti Hearing -
Teenager Accused of Tagging Courtroom During His Graffiti Hearing
"A teenager facing charges of graffiti vandalism "tagged" the San Diego courthouse in which he was being prosecuted. Francisco Canseco, 18, was arrested on five new felony counts of vandalism, according to the Los Angeles Times. His previous vandalism charges were all misdemeanors. Mark Milton, a detective with the sheriff's department, said authorities believe Canseco applied the fresh graffiti to the courthouse during a hearing on previous charges of graffiti vandalism." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
LOLOL. I can't decide if this kid is an idiot or a genius. - Soup in a TARDIS
"during" a hearing? How? - Betsy
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It takes three IT guys to change my email address... they joked about flying people in from NYC to help...
It takes three IT guys to change my email address... they joked about flying people in from NYC to help...
Really? Geez. - Jennifer Dittrich
My outlook never finished syncing BTW. :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Gukeng runs out of eggs in cigarette butts battle - Taipei Times -
"Gukeng Township (古坑) office in Yunlin County found itself fresh out of tea eggs as a result of its program to promote cleanliness in the town by exchanging one egg for every 100 cigarette butts collected from the streets, forcing it to halt the program last week. According to a report by the Chinese-language China Times earlier this week, the office had run similar programs offering rewards for light bulbs, cardboard posters, advertising flags and depleted batteries, but none of those drives met with the success of the latest program, which was launched in February. The office’s cleaning crew manager, Chang Chen-te (張圳德), was quoted by the China Times as saying that the township received 698,100 cigarette butts as of the end of last month, and gave out more than 7,000 eggs as rewards. The township is famed for its scenic areas, but is also home to many chain smokers, Chang said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Millennium Park Named Among Top 10 Parks in the World via @NBCChicago #Chicago
Millennium Park Named Among Top 10 Parks in the World via @NBCChicago #Chicago
Well-deserved. It's my 2nd favorite park right after Balboa Park. - Anika
I'll have to visit Balboa Park some day. Competition! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Victor Ganata
A Mysterious Sound Is Driving People Insane — And Nobody Knows What's Causing It - PolicyMic — very low frequency noises with indeterminate sources
Interesting. I'm sure people who experience this are often treated like Morgellons sufferers. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It definitely seems like it's something outside the scope of the practice of medicine, though. - Victor Ganata
2-10% affected. I feel fortunate I'm not one of them. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woke up in a massive panic cause the clock said 7:45. I jumped around the room yelling FUCK, FUUUUCK, FUUUCK HOW DID I SLEEP THROUGH 4 ALARMS? (My alarm was for 3am). Then I started to cry cause I let the team down cause we can't start without 4 team members. Then I remembered I don't have a clock in my room. Woke up for real, checked my phone and...
... it was 2:45am. Well played internal body clock, well played. - Johnny from iPhone
oh I hate that. my internal clock has done that kinda crap to me as well...stupid clocks. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Oh, man, that's awful... and yet I'm so glad you didn't miss your alarm :) - Jennifer Dittrich
On the upside, at least you're fully awake now. :-) - John (bird whisperer)
Supreme Court rules software patents that cover 'abstract ideas' are invalid | The Verge -
"Software patents aren't dead, but they just took a blow. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a series of banking patents didn't cover a concrete software process but an abstract idea, throwing them out and potentially setting a stricter precedent for future patents." - Me from Bookmarklet
"Alice attempted to prove that its patents were more than just an idea by pointing to the specific software steps that it had to carry out. But the court found that these steps weren't ultimately much more than "stating an abstract idea while adding the words 'apply it with a computer.'" The claims "simply recite the concept of intermediated settlement as performed by a generic... more... - Me
Mary B: #TeamMonique
New camera! Present from @dickmoomaw this fine morning.
New camera! Present from @dickmoomaw this fine morning.
Mary Carmen
July 20th this place becomes ours. I am so effing relieved I could cry. Packing commences as soon as I return from NY and Scott gets back from Sweden.
congrats! it looks awesome! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Thanks, we love it! - Mary Carmen
Oh, that looks like a great place! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Nice! All that for only $1880? My dinky 1BR is 1400 (and that's cheap for Alameda these days)! - vicster: full-bodied
Now you know why we are moving to the Valley. - Mary Carmen
Yep. I wish I could handle living inland. My lungs are too acclimated to sea air. :-) - vicster: full-bodied
We are moving back with the caveat that I get a trip to SoCal and the coast twice a year. - Mary Carmen
Perfectly reasonable. - vicster: full-bodied
I thought so ;-) - Mary Carmen
I have been having dreams about that kitchen. It is way bigger in person. To have storage space and counter space and space to bake..... - Mary Carmen
Congratulations. Big, new house in a medium-size community that's reasonably convenient to lots of places, at a fair price. Hope you enjoy it. - Walt Crawford
And checking out Manteca's current size, etc., solved an old mystery for me: Why would folks name a city for lard? Apparently they didn't--they named it Monteca but Central Pacific's people misspelled it. - Walt Crawford
lolol....i love that the house is across the street from a park. - Mary Carmen
Any chance Scott will be able to use ACE? - Walt Crawford
He can if he wants to. He will work remotely for 2-3 days a week and when he does go in, he usually does 12-8 or 11-7, so he can drive without the traffic nightmare. His main customers are European, so he is on a different time schedule. - Mary Carmen
That kitchen does look amazing! I have a big kitchen, but zero counter space. Such missed opportunity. :-/ - vicster: full-bodied
I'm happy for you, MC. :) - Jenny H. from Android
It's hard out there for a pimp...
"Life is so hard in America." - My 14 year old son. - Joe
The capped comment had me snorting wine. - Anika
It's kinda priceless. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Take a look inside the world's largest cave | Travel | -
Take a look inside the world's largest cave | Travel |
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Son Doong Cave in Vietnam – which is so big it contains a jungle and a river – is now open for public tours. But don't expect it to become crowded: just 224 tourists will be permitted to visit this year - Mahdi from Bookmarklet
این چه خوب بود.دلم خواست - Primavera from Android
امیدوارم که بتونم جز یکی از این ٢٢٤ تا توریست باشم که میتونند اینجا رو ببیند :) - Mahdi
Mary Carmen
Thank you! I was hoping for more Mariella pics! :) - Laura
:-) - Mary Carmen
Victor Ganata
This is really what this flower is called. I was so certain it was shopped. (via cognitivedissonance)
Aggressively Forward Tall Bearded Reblooming Iris - Victor Ganata
Aggressively Forward Bearded Iris wants to know why you still aren't returning his phone calls. He's called your home, your cell, your work, and your parents. He just wants to hang out a little bit and if one thing leads to another then hey, that's cool too. Can't you at least call him back? - Brian Johns
^LOL - Tamara J. B.
sounds like we need some Restraining Order Tomato Stakes and nylon twine. - Big Joe Silence
Aggressively Forward Bearded Iris considers your restraining order a badge of honor regarding his devotion to you. #NotAllFlowersButDefinitelyAggressivelyForwardBeardedIris - Brian Johns
bumping for props: this inspired my poem for yesterday. thanks! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
"here's a selfie as I photosynthesize. txt me" - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andy Bakun
LEGO Computer Keyboard | JK Brickworks -
LEGO Computer Keyboard | JK Brickworks
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Soccer enthusiast shares national vision - Taipei Times -
"It is a well-worn adage of local sports fans that Taiwan is a soccer desert, only coming alive once every four years to catch the excitement of the World Cup. Nevertheless, one can find some die-hard soccer enthusiasts in various corners of the nation. Wu Ying (伍英) is one such man. Wu has been actively promoting the “beautiful game” even though Taiwan is placed among the minnows, at No. 176 in FIFA’s world rankings. Recently, he has joined fans watching the matches from Brazil where foreign stars dribble past defenders to score amazing goals, and, while watching, he pondered if someday Taiwan can become a powerhouse in international soccer. The transplanted Hong Konger is sowing the seeds for this dream." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"After finishing his studies, Wu’s brother returned to Hong Kong, but Wu stayed in his adopted country. “I made friends by playing soccer and met many friendly people here, so I chose to stay in Taiwan,” he said. “During my spare time, I would sneak into the university to play soccer on the school’s fields.” “I made friends with other players due to our passion for soccer. They would... more... - Jessie
"With a few friends, Wu established a soccer association for the area’s Shengkeng District (深坑), which conducts soccer instruction classes for local elementary-school and kindergarten students. “My collection is the best teaching resource for the soccer classes,” the 63-year-old said. “The posters of soccer stars in action make useful teaching materials.” “When I go abroad, I try to bring back new soccer equipment for the kids,” he said." - Jessie
Kevin Fox
RT @jonathanpenn: OH @coffeeandcode: “I found out that if you put Comic Sans on anything, designers pop out of nowhere to do pro bono work.”
This is a variant of Cunningham's Law. - Amit Patel
That makes 3 tweets about Comic Sans that I've seen just today (on top of my design prof's rant about Comic Sans)... - Spidra Webster
comic sans or sans sans - chaz2b
Aha! Now I know what I have been doing wrong. I have been using Letter-O-Matic for all this time. Thanks for the info! :P - April Russo
Oh! that's like the best way to get information on Usenet was to post wrong information on Usenet. - Deborah Fitchett
Mark H
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished? -
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?
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"The old Public library of Cincinnati was the sort of place you only see in a Harry Potter film; colossal cast-iron book alcoves and spiral staircases that went several stories high, checker board marble floors that shone beneath the skylight roof; a magnificent maze of books that is now lost forever." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
So sad ... stunning building!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
a friend of mine lived in Cincinnati since his teens and moved away in his mid-20s. according to him, Cincinnati wants to end up like Detroit. - Big Joe Silence
my grandmother grew up in Cincinnati. I can easily imagine her in this space - maʀtha
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
30,000 LED Lights And Long Exposure Turn Budapest Trams Into Time Machines | DeMilked via @debbles773 #photography
30,000 LED Lights And Long Exposure Turn Budapest Trams Into Time Machines | DeMilked via @debbles773 #photography
Jason Toney
Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Happening in LA
Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Happening in LA
Steve C
A fine gentlemen caller has arrived a few weeks early. Jeffrey Michael entered the global ring at 9lbs 2oz with giant feet like a lion cub or like a tiny clown. Everyone is well, he poops like a champion and I have been peed on as required.
Congratulations!! - Spidra Webster
Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Jeffrey Michael! - joey
We were so happy to hear the news yesterday, Steve. Glad to hear mom and baby are both doing well. Just in time for your first Father's Day! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! You and Janine will be amazing parents. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Woohoo! - Stephen Mack
Congrats! He's a cutie! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Wow, congrats! - Stephen Mack
Congratulations! He's a handsome little guy! - Tamara from iPhone
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congratulations! Look at that perfect face!!!!!!!1111!!!! - Melly
Yay!! Welcome Jeffrey Michael! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Jeffrey! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Congrats! He's beautiful. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
A handsome lad! Congratulations to you both. - Janet
Welcome to the world, Jeffrey! - Anika
Wonderful! Congrats! - Shannon - GlassMistress
He's a cutie. - Betsy
Congratulations! - Big Fat Yeast Roll! from Android
Yay!! Babby!!! Well done!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Congratulations!!! - Kristin from iPhone
Congratulations!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Gratz! Whatta a handsome fellow - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Happy Birthday, Jeffrey!!! Congratulations, Steve! - vicster: full-bodied
<3 - Alix May
Welcome to the world, Jeffery. Happy Father's Day, Steve. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
wait. Steve C made a baby? oh wow. congrats! - t-ra: WeirdnessSandwich
Gratulerer! - Eivind from Android
Congratulations Steve and Janine! - Soup in a TARDIS
百子圖開! 玉燕投懷! - Jessie
Thanks everyone, as always my only goal in life is to be more like Tamara - since she's having a baby i insisted we have one first and make it a king size. - Steve C
*tips hat to the new gentleman* Welcome to the world, young sir. - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Brad DeLong
RT @ezraklein: Harvard researchers examined 26 developed countries to see if gun ownership correlated with murder rates. They did.
No shit. - Uli
Andrew C (✔)
It's Really Hard to Be a Good Guy With a Gun -
"Armed with a handgun and licensed to carry it concealed on his person, Wilcox read the situation, saw Miller—male, armed, firing a long gun and yelling—and thought he had an opportunity to end the threat." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"He did not notice the diminutive woman on the sidelines with shopping cart and the handbag. She evidently had not made a scene. Wilcox approached Miller from behind. From his perspective, he had a chance to end the killing. From a broader perspective, he was already marked for death. Amanda came up behind him and pumped multiple shots into his ribs." - Andrew C (✔)
"Fine. I leave it to you, the hypervigilant. Even though the statistics show mass shootings are on the rise, and not one has been stopped by armed good guys—armed civilian good guys. In fact, they've been shot more often than they've shot the baddies. Which is natural, since assault weapons are on the rise, and it's hard to conceal a weapon that can outshoot someone with a Bushmaster. I... more... - Andrew C (✔)
This is a really thoughtful article that raises excellent questions. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I read something yesterday that made realize I wouldn't even know _how_ to run away from the sound of gunfire. Apparently workers for NGOs etc who get sent to dangerous places get some training to identify which sounds are towards the source of the shooting and which are away from them. - Andrew C (✔)
One thing that's readily apparent: people buy guns primarily to shoot other people. - Victor Ganata
Victor, I disagree, but only with the absoluteness of your statement. Some people buy guns primarily to shoot people, maybe a majority do, but not all. - Greg GuitarBuster
Yeah, I was trying to telegraph non-absoluteness by using "primarily" since a lot of people really do just hunt. But it just struck me that the author's first question was "Who do you shoot?" And buying a gun for self-defense means that you anticipate shooting someone. - Victor Ganata
This pretty much sums up the argument I have against the Good guy vs. Bad guy idea. We have zero mandatory gun training in this country as it is, but can you really trust other's judgement? There were also a few accounts of people who stopped the Gabby Giffords gunman almost being shot themselves by onlookers who saw them with guns and thought they were part of it. - Chris Topher
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