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Sarah G.
Seriously, though, someone should make a FF subreddit so everyone has a gathering spot. Like meeting at the flagpole if your school burns down. #not_it
There was a G+ messenger thing going on earlier today but it's mobile only. #AlsoNotIt - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
That's a good idea - Rodfather
There's the already-existing group Friendfeeders on FB... - Andrew C (✔)
There were quite a few chatting in the FB group last night/this morning. - Rochelle
Reddit isn't a bad idea since you can have an anonymous username. Unlike FB and G+. - Rodfather
a "sub what now?" old -------------------------> - MoTO Boychick Devil
*touches nose* Not it. - That's So CAJ!
I just went to do it and reddit is now down.Seriously, why can't the Internet work today. Did something bad happen? - Sarah G.
(And Barry....Reddit is the shit. I love it. Much more anonymous than here, though.) - Sarah G.
I didn't know abotu that FF group on facebook. Just sent a request to join, because I have to have somewhere to go. - ellbeecee
I just joined the ALA Thinktank group on FB. Dunno how that will work out. Y'know, there *could* be an LSW circle on G+ &/or an LSW group on FB, just for backup...(I could offer my "libfolk" G+ circle as a starting point, but it may include some non-LSW people.) - walt crawford
Most of the people I interact with on FF aren't librarians. - Sarah G.
How does one make a subreddit? - Friar Will
Did you create one, Sarah, or should I? - Friar Will
Near deathff experience.
yeah *gulp* - lris
This was not good. Was it a warning? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
A threat. - Meg VMeg
I woke up to FF! Best present evar!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Happy birthday! - LB needs a hero!
Happy Birthday!!! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Happy Birthday!! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday, from Up Above! - Josh Haley
Happy early birthday from the US! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Happy Birthday! :-) - Ruchira S. Datta
Hope you had a great birthday - VALZONE#SCREWED
Paging Dr Victor! We need you to have a happy birthday STAT.
Happy birthday, Victor! - Stephen Mack
Thank you! - Victor Ganata
Happy Birthday. Hope you enjoy your birthday present of Friendfeed. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Happy birthday, Victor! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday Victor! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Bday! - Heather
Happy birthday, Victor!! *another FFhug* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday!!! (thank goodness I can wish you that over here now!) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy Birthday, Victor! - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Happy birthday! - LB needs a hero!
Happy Victor day! - chrisofspades
Virgos rule! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy Birthday! - Ruchira S. Datta
Happy Happy Birthday! - Katy S
HBD!🍟 < Fries - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Happy birthday! - Mary Carmen
Happy birthday, Victor! :D - Jenny H.
Happy Victor Day! - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Happy birthday, Victor! And I think it's Mellissa's b-day, too, so Happy birthday, if it is! - Anika
Mark H
I just ran into the street and shouted that FriendFeed was back. There was much rejoicing. -
I just ran into the street and shouted that FriendFeed was back. There was much rejoicing.
:) - Eivind
:)) - Maitani
:))) - AJ Batac
woohoo! - Ruchira S. Datta
Did you not get any pics of the "gnashing of teeth" during the downtime? - Son of Groucho
:D - Jenny H.
AJ Batac
What are you excited about? - Kristin
Just got excited about "something" :D - AJ Batac
Paul! ;) - AJ Batac
Scoble, Alex Scoble
I didn't do it.
He who smelt it, dealt it. - That's So CAJ!
*staring at Alex suspiciously* - CarlC
*staring back at CarlC even more suspiciously* - Scoble, Alex Scoble
He who made the rhyme, committed the crime - Iain Baker
*hides until the heat blows over* - Steven Perez
Self-incrimination, Iain? :) - That's So CAJ!
*busted* - Iain Baker
@scobleizer did - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
So where is he? Oh yeah, at the newest Next Big Thing... - Dennis Jernberg
shiny ball syndrome, Like in Dorian Grey aka ADD - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Happy birthday Victor and Melly
I gotted you a cupcake but I eatted it - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
Thanks, Gunny! - Victor Ganata
Happy Happy Birthday Victor and Melly!! (Melly I got you twice!) - Rachel Lea Fox
🎶 👽🌷💊 < music aliens bearing flowers and OxyContin for your HBDay!! - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Son of Groucho
FriendFeed's back!
That will be why I haven't seen you all evening. - Eithne Herd
Steven Perez
Shannon - GlassMistress
Whew! I though I lost you guys there for a bit ... sad Shannon was sad.
Same! - Colette
Also, I'm glad I you all werent lost *sniffle* - Shannon - GlassMistress
Ross Miller
Todd Hoff
Here you go a calorie is a calorie people - Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food -
Here you go a calorie is a calorie people - Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food
"This study is the first to demonstrate that microbes can promote the absorption of dietary fats in the intestine and their subsequent metabolism in the body," said senior study author John Rawls, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at UNC. "The results underscore the complex relationship between microbes, diet and host physiology." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
A joule is still a joule :) - Eivind from Android
A diamond is forever and a rose by any other name is still hard to prune. - Todd Hoff
Meg VMeg
And me? Was I the Wicked Witch? Be honest! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Z was all Robert Duval in Ap. Now. ;) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I was in a really dark tunnel for several hours, and Robert Scoble was dancing around in a purple Batman suit, yelling, "Told you so! Told you so! Told you so!" And then a piece of bacon ate me. - John E. Bredehoft
Jason Alexander played me, right? - Joe
Why is Patrick Duffy in the shower? - Mark Trapp
"Even me?" "Even you, Dorn." - Julian
I just blew my own mind: "If happy little *bluebirds* fly..." - Meg VMeg
Projects / I have wasted countless gallon ziplock bags when traveling - just unscrew the lids and put some plastic wrap over the opening then screw the lid back on for a much easier spill solution! // GENIUS!!!! -
Projects / I have wasted countless gallon ziplock bags when traveling - just unscrew the lids and put some plastic wrap over the opening then screw the lid back on for a much easier spill solution! // GENIUS!!!!
This is what I was talking about with the plastic wrap. I saw the pin again and thought it might be more clear then when I tried to explain it. - Heather from Bookmarklet
Thanks for the tip! Too many times I have wound up with a thin layer of some unidentifiable liquid (probably shampoo) all over my little quart toiletry baggie... - Ruchira S. Datta
Steven Perez
Steven Perez
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The gift of the gopi | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine -
The gift of the gopi | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine
The gift of the gopi | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine
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"Unlike some Asian societies dairy products are relatively well known in South Asia. Apparently at some point my paternal grandmother’s family operated a milk production business. This is notable because Bengal is not quite the land of pastoralists. In much of North India milk and milk-products loom larger, in particular ghee. People don’t tend to consume what makes them ill, and even accounting for some processing in the form of butter, most researchers have assumed a substantial number of South Asians must be lactase persistent. That is, they can extract nutritive value out of the lactose sugar present in milk (in addition to fat and protein). Additionally, many South Asians have the well known -13910 C>T common in Western Eurasia. How do I know this? Because I share my genetic information with lots of South Asians, and some of them, especially Punjabis, come up as “lactose tolerant” on that allele." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
I remember hearing when I was a kid that the Pakistani immigrants thought we stank of milk :) (we thought they stank of garlic, which wasn't much used by Norwegians back then.) I guess they didn't come from a tradition of dairy products. - Eivind
Hm, that's not what I would have guessed. - Maitani
"It turns out that the overwhelming majority of detected variants known to allow for lactase persistence in India is the West Eurasian one. This is interesting, because there are various genetic and cultural reasons to connect South Asia to West Eurasia (even Europe). There is some genetic evidence to imply that the West Eurasian mutation derives from the Volga region. Though the word... more... - Maitani
This exactly matches what we can conjecture from linguistic evidence. - Maitani
I always assumed they thought so because they didn't have many dairy products in their diet, Maitani. It was part of a bridge building thing we did sometimes. We traveled to a school that had many immigrants and we discussed how we were different and how we were the same. - Eivind
Eivind, Norwegians are mostly lactose tolerant I assume? - Maitani
At least we used to. It's one of the Scandinavian features in genetics :) - Eivind
Related: The Milkmen Dienekes and Maju have both commented on a new paper which looked at the likelihood of lactase persistence in Neolithic remains from Spain, but I thought I would comment on it as well. The paper is: Low prevalence of lactase persistence in Neolithic South-West Europe. The location is on the fringes of the modern Basque country, while the time frame is ~3000 BC. Table 3 shows the major result: - Maitani
I had always heard that our lactose tolerance comes from gut flora. According to 23andMe I would be "likely intolerant", which I take to mean I have no known lactase persistence snp. However, in reality I am fine with and an avid consumer of milk and its products. - Ruchira S. Datta
A couple of Indian people I know say they only experience lactose intolerance outside of India, i.e., something in the preparation methods also mitigates it. (I, on the other hand, have never lived in India.) - Ruchira S. Datta
A few years ago I met a woman from India in my hometown, she was staying for a few days, and she asked me whether I knew a café where she could have cappuccino with milk that was not homogenized. I assumed that was because of the dietary rules/restrictions (for Jains) she observed. She not only didn't drink homogenized milk, she ate no onions, no mushrooms (no meat, of course), I don't... more... - Maitani
Paul Graham
Bret Taylor
The Secret Behind The Real-Time Web - YouTube -
The Secret Behind The Real-Time Web - YouTube
Ross and Dan made this video to illustrate the advanced technology we use behind the scenes at FriendFeed. (Ross and Dan, you are amazing - I can't believe how awesome this thing turned out) - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
How very creative. This is very fluid and cool. - Louis Gray
OK, not exactly what I was expecting, but very cool. - Kevin Arth
Anyone have the video somewhere other than Youtube? it's banned here in Turkey and I can't wait until we get home (next month) to watch it!! - Chris Myles
This is awesome! - Christopher Chung
with a community like this - you just can't roll-it into f.b.. keep the dream alive! - michael sean wright
:O - Josh Haley
Amazing, thanks for that! - dkb
According to Ross, they used about 1030 individual pictures in the final version. Stop motion is a lot of work :) - Bret Taylor
Sure, sure--give away all the secrets. (Are those Lego dudes union?) - Kathy Fitch
very creative. wonder how long it took to do that stop-action? - berchman
Ross's best work so far ! great job Ross - goutham
Major props to Ross and Dan. FriendFeed lives on - Shane
That's priceless. Great job, guys. - John Craft
This is superb. I just showed it to my 5 year old son who enjoys Lego and has already taken some great photos, including one or two of his toys. So now he has the seed of the idea that, in time, he could take multiple stills and put them together to make moving pictures. Thank you very much for posting it and giving me and him that opportunity. Maybe, he might use FriendFeed one day too! - John W Lewis
Great project! - Anne Bouey
AWESOME! - Kevin Fox
I think they need to make a full stop-motion version of the Matrix in legos. Now THAT would be awesome. I wonder what bullet-time looks like in LEGO? - Bret Taylor
i'd pay to see the stop animation lego matrix, but not the sequels - patrick
"Equipment Generously Provided By Casey Muller" - hahaha!! THIS IS AWESOMESAUCE!!! I love the creative energy and vibe in this video... LOTS of work went into that one! Thanks guys!! :) - Susan Beebe
Genius, how much time did that all take? - Wayne Hornsey
Chris Myles: if you want ot - DM me an address and I'll mail you a copy. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
That is so awesome - Glenn Slaven
happy-making! - Felicia Yue
I am more proud than ever for being a FriendFeeder :) - Arvind
Wow!!!!! - Mona Nomura
Excellent!! - Kol Tregaskes
That's great! - Devon Govett
Cool! The friendfeed's manufactury - Benedetto Vacca
неплохо, неплохо! Продолжение будет? - atner
hahaha very nice stop motion and music! - Alex man
FULL OF WIN - Jac Falcon
might I remind everyone that we are still loving FrF ^__^ - Peter Fedin
Peter +1. - Ahmet Yükseltürk
This is very cool and interesting, thanks for sharing! - Sarah Stamos
I do love this video and all the time Dan and Ross put in to it. - Kevin Fox
Thanks, Kevin! :D - Dan Hsiao
I love that this got bumped!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Me too Rachel! \o, Long live the Real-Time Web! - Zu from AOD
The (original) LEGO Movie - Kevin Fox
bump - Laura Norvig
Victor Ganata
I like how being aware of the lag time of space transmissions always reminds me that *everything* has a lag time. Even this thought took milliseconds to show up in my stream, and it took milliseconds to get from my brain to my keyboard.
This video about latency made me so sad: - Amit Patel
drew olanoff
Here's a thought. Make psychological exams routine, just like physicals and drivers license tests.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
مری جون منهمیشه خیال میکردم تو یکدختره ی شصتی مصتی سانتی مانتالی هستی که در حال دلبرایی طبقاتی هستی....اصلا باور نمیکنم هنوز - hasrat
@hasrat: آدم بايد دلش جوون باشه :) - Mary
@محسن: that's not the best, but daring to act even if you find out later that it was a mistake is better of no action at all. - Mary
AJ Batac
I can neither confirm nor deny... - Rochelle
I've seen photos of both. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I'm sorry Z. :P - AJ Batac
Rochelle just made me 100% LOL - Akiva
So which one is Brad Pitt and which one is Edward Norton? - Maggie
OR - AJ Batac
AJ Batac
I watch this when I was a kid. #DONTJUDGEME
I won't judge you to be awesome. - Rob H.
Thank YOU by the power of greyskull. - AJ Batac
We shall be judged together and enjoy the gallows humour to the very end. - Micah from Android
*fist-bump* - AJ Batac
I wasn't allowed to watch He-Man... :( - Shawn Whitmire
Him and She-Ra. I was enthralled. - Yolanda
i watched it and I am proud of that. - Dan owns
That pink shirt doesn't quite fit the rest of the machoness. - Lindsay
It was all right. But ROBOTECH was cooler. - Steven Perez
I would sneak and watch She-Ra sometimes... I was also in the "not allowed" camp. :/ - Alix May
(I have the He Man and She Ra Christmas Special on DVD. <3) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
That's gotta be quite funny - Shawn Whitmire
I watched Robotech too Steven, but He-Man was cooler for me! - AJ Batac
I HAVE THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Rahsheen
I always wanted the Ram man action figure haha. It looked perfect for pulling off head spins. #breaker - Rodfather
i watched this when i was a teen. :P - Big Joe Silenced
My brother had Battlecat and Man-At-Arms. When he was out, my Barbies played with them. - Melly
I watched it too.. :D - JP Habaradas
ehem! - AJ Batac
*still powered Greyskull* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
*still powered Greyskull* - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Peter Norvig
Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom -
My talk at the TED conference. Six minute video. - Peter Norvig
You have a really engaging voice. - Todd Hoff
Khader Shameer
Base-Pair Resolution DNA Methylation Sequencing Reveals Profoundly Divergent Epigenetic Landscapes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia -
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