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Telegraph
Former Obama defence secretary: White House was too 'eager' to leave Iraq - http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c...
Former Obama defence secretary: White House was too 'eager' to leave Iraq
Leon Panetta, Barack Obama's defence secretary from 2011-2013, claims the White House was in such a hurry to get out of Iraq that it made no real effort to leave a residual force in the country
Louis Gray
Beware of the wily #seesmic raccoon. It has invaded my home and made its imprint on my twins.
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We're all doomed! Run for your life. - Matt Ruiz
Now he looks life a lot of fun. Wonderful and thanks for sharing. - Robert Mendez
this is huge!!!! - Loic Le Meur
Louis, how many kids do you have and what ages? I will get you tshirts! - Loic Le Meur
Excellent :) - Jean-François Amadei
Loic, we just have the two one-year-old twins. They are unrepentant and always accept schwag. - Louis Gray
great thanks Louis - Loic Le Meur
btw Louis, did you know Loic is Louis in "Breton"? We actually have the same first name - Loic Le Meur
Now I know. I knew France was a big fan of Louis. We were "elected" king more than a dozen times, no? - Louis Gray
Louis, does Loic call you Loo-ey? - Derrick
Derrick, I haven't noticed. Yesterday, when I abruptly and rudely called for him to come on stage to pose with Iain of TweetDeck and Nick of TweetMeme, he said "anything for Louis" and I believe I heard an "s". - Louis Gray
I used the "s" to make it sound english but yeah, no s pronounced in french - Loic Le Meur
I start my French classes in September for my trip next year. I wonder if Loic can tutor me. Louis, you're my "in". Make it happen! - Derrick
Cute as ever. - Anne Bouey
My suitcase is actually full of that! :D - shinchi
... and my son's name is Lewis - Though as his mum and me both lived in France, that's not too surprising. - Jim Connolly
5 year bumpage. - Louis Gray
The Cato Institute
The Cato Institute
Louis Gray
New tradition: Saturday Fun Fact. Each Saturday, post a fact or story about yourself that not everybody knows and tag it #saturdayff. I'll go first.
When I was in first grade, I was skinny and not all that coordinated. One day, my mom picked me up from school, and I barely shut the heavy car door. For some reason, that day, the seatbelt was also stuck, so I held it to me as if it were closed, but it wasn't. I was faking it. - Louis Gray
So we were driving to get my little brother from the babysitters and went around a right hand turn. The car door swung open. I reached out to close it. But I couldn't reach it unless I let go of the seatbelt. I fell out of the car and hit the curb, as the car was still moving (about 5 mph or less?). - Louis Gray
I remember hitting the sidewalk and seeing the back tires go by. I was scraped up but got up and walked to the open car door, where my mom asked if I was okay and if I should get back in. I said I didn't want to and walked alongside the car for half a block to the babysitters as she rolled along slowly in parallel. - Louis Gray
When I retell this story, my mom says she did it on purpose to teach me a lesson. But I doubt it. I don't know how you can drive intentionally to have a loose door swing open, and no parent wants to accidentally run over their kid. :) - Louis Gray
All done. #saturdayff - Louis Gray
*clap, clap* Thanks LG for starting this! ~ I'm drawing brain dead :) but still thinking... - sofarsoShawn
Thanks, Shawn. Enjoying the stories. More next week. :) - Louis Gray
Bump. (For originalness) - Louis Gray
:) - Anne Bouey
DangerRoom
Marines Head to Libya After Mob Kills Ambassador - http://www.wired.com/dangerr...
The Marine Corps is sending a complement of about 50 Marines to Libya in response to a violent mob that killed four Americans in Benghazi, including the U.S. ambassador to the country. A Marine “FAST team” — for Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team — will protect U.S. diplomatic personnel in Libya and is heading there now. [...]
Ian Geldard
RT @UKIP: UKIP Leader @Nigel_Farage destroys Barroso's State of the Union http://www.youtube.com/watch...
RT @UKIP: UKIP Leader @Nigel_Farage destroys Barroso's State of the Union http://t.co/4jlAJGur
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Bret Taylor
The Secret Behind The Real-Time Web - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The Secret Behind The Real-Time Web - YouTube
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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 Huinchucleffy
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
+1 - solncee
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
Mark H
Now that's what I call a good Sunday. Lovely day down Southsea to see the international kite festival; weather was suitably windy and sunny. Followed that by a stop in a nearby tea shop where pink lemonade and cake (clementine for me) was consumed. Pubs may have interrupted the walk home.
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\(^_^)/ - Eivind
Those are cool kites. - Anika
They had different displays during the day; during the time we were there we saw a Chinese box kite showcase as well as one with - and you'll have to forgive the lack of knowledge regarding the technical term - swoopy, chasey, darty kites. Impressive stuff and the weather was perfect for it. - Mark H
I'm digging back in the dusty crates of memory and I think those are called sports kites. (ETA: Stunt kites!) What I do know is that me and my kids were enamored by your photos of these wonderful contraptions. - Anika
John (bird whisperer)
NASA - Rover's Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock - http://www.nasa.gov/mission...
NASA - Rover's Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock
"Today, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called "Coronation." The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the fist-sized rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second. The energy from the laser excites atoms in the rock into an ionized, glowing plasma. ChemCam catches the light from that spark with a telescope and analyzes it with three spectrometers for information about what elements are in the target. "We got a great spectrum of Coronation -- lots of signal," said ChemCam Principal Investigator Roger Wiens of Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M. "Our team is both thrilled and working hard, looking at the results. After eight years building the instrument, it's payoff time!" ChemCam recorded spectra from the laser-induced spark at each of the 30... more... - John (bird whisperer) from Bookmarklet
PEW PEW MUTHA FUNKIN' PEW :) - Johnny
"Interrogate!" is the new "exterminate!" - Brian Johns
wonder what melvin's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... gonna say about this - chaz2b
Ouch, stop that? - John (bird whisperer)
Alex Scrivener
Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
#50 is easily the worst. - Alex Scrivener
Deplane on deground, ya? - NOT THE CRICKET
"Deplane boss, deplane!." </tattoo>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped... - SAM
I find it hilarious how Britons get upset about "Americanisms" given the linguistic history of English. It's a language that's anything but pure. When you start getting all huffy about it, you get into French Academy territory. - Spidra Webster
Molly Gordon
Are you suffering from financial anorexia? Bring mixed money motives out of the closet - http://shaboominc.com/blog...
A few years back, when I began sending newsletter subscribers occasional messages offering a class, book, or program, a few readers complained. One asked if it were possible to receive the newsletters but not the offers. As I read that, my heart sped up, the bubble machine in my chest began to blow bubbles of free-floating anxiety, and my mind raced in self-defense, justification, and fear. In principle, I know that any feedback is valuable and that when someone takes the time to write they are giving me a gift. So why did I go on red alert? Because I was coming out of the closet and it was scary. What had I been keeping in the closet? In spite of the fact that for 15 years I had been coaching and teaching self-employed folks that it’s okay--even essential--to make money, I had been treating my own money-making motives like a shameful secret. So I would market my heart out, but when it came to actually selling, I would retreat. Look Ma, No white shoes! The used car salesman* in white... - Molly Gordon
Christine Taylor
LOL! I think you just came up with its nickname :) RT @ZAmmi: @mousewords XD Sounds more like Herbie than KITT!
Christine Taylor
Mom: *reading instructions* "You can chat with your car." Sis & me: "Yayy! KITT!"
Ian Geldard
#Euro to collapse in 'three to six months' http://t.co/eeDHGM3J
Marshall Manson
Proposal for tax money to fund UK political parties is braindead. Lots of people could use help these days. Politicians not on that list.
Marshall Manson
Are Google+ pages for brands already dying a slow death? http://t.co/leUvoR5C <- Not sure, but low value for early adopters. ht: @mark_wyatt
Ian Geldard
Research reveals that there are more former UK civil servants drawing a pension than paying in http://t.co/v3EY3G1y
Stephen Trimble
What happens to Scaled Composites after Burt Rutan? - http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs...
Stephen Trimble
Multiple missteps led to drone killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan - latimes.com - http://www.latimes.com/news...
Multiple missteps led to drone killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan - latimes.com
Stephen Trimble
F-35 Production Costs, Line Changes Drop: Lockheed - http://defense.aol.com/2011...
F-35 Production Costs, Line Changes Drop: Lockheed
Ian Geldard
Greek military chiefs suddenly replaced - http://www.reddit.com/r...
Louis Gray
FYI - for those of you still using FriendFeed to catch up on shared items from Google Reader, you can expect that those shared items will soon stop flowing as a result of upcoming changes to the product. I know the network here has changed a great deal in the last few years, but I figured it made sense to mention it as a public service.
*stinkeye* - Rodfather
I knew it would happen GP, integrating reader into the stream, and yeah >.> stank eye - sofarsoShawn
I knew this was coming, but to see it so baldly laid out here? Well. It smarts somewhat. Good job I can still #lazyweb the news by checking out google+ - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
And everybody in the world knows my position on Google Reader and FriendFeed and Google Reader shared items ... but all will be well. The Twitter account @lgstream will go away too. - Louis Gray
Most of the non-human feeds I pay attention to are direct RSS feeds coming in here. It'll suck not noticing GReader shares from LG. I still use GReader and sharing is convenient. I guess I'll have to use the bookmarklet more. - Rodfather
Google Reader will no longer produce RSS feeds for shared items? Why? - Benjamin Golub
Also what about PubSubHubbub? - Benjamin Golub
Ben, the upcoming changes to Reader remove social friending/following and shared links. More soon. And I don't see any reason PSHB would affected. - Louis Gray
Well PSHB is the vehicle on which we consume Google Reader shares. All the comments only mention the RSS feeds going away so I thought I'd check. - Benjamin Golub
+1 will replace the share/share w/note function, Ben. So PSHB wouldn't find anything. - Louis Gray
It could be a fiery week for you guys when these changes roll out...;)...as you are well aware the GReader community is a small but very passionate one. All the GR old timers are very wary. Either way it's kind of exciting for me that GReader isn't being forgotten, which is a good sign in itself. - Phil Ashman
Phil, I am the community and an old timer. It's my grenade to jump on, for better or for worse. - Louis Gray
Noted. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Phil, I'm a GReadr fanboy, so I'll be missing these share features. I can see the reason behind them too. Everything will be Google+ soon. We (us FriendFeeders) just need groups on G+ and better search features then it's got most of what FriendFeed has. I can't see G+ being an aggregator though. So if that's important then stick with FF. Personally I'm quite happy with my imports on G+.... more... - Kol Tregaskes
The Cato Institute
Four Reasons Why Keynesian ‘Stimulus’ Does Not Work - http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/four-re...
Stephen Trimble
Full story of SEAL mission in question - Washington Times - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...
Full story of SEAL mission in question - Washington Times
Alex Scrivener
Equally Poorer by Michael D. Tanner - http://www.cato.org/pub_dis...
"According to data just released by the Tax Foundation, the top 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans earned 16.9 percent of all adjusted gross income in the United States. While no doubt that's a lot of money, it actually represents a decline from 2008, when the rich earned 20 percent of all income. That's right; the rich are earning a smaller proportion of U.S. income. In fact, there has been a 39 percent decline in the number of American millionaires since 2007. Among the so-called super rich, the decline has been even sharper. The number of Americans earning more than $10 million per year has fallen by 55 percent. Perhaps someone should tell the folks in Zuccotti Park: Inequality is actually declining. Interestingly, the decline in earnings by the rich has corresponded with higher unemployment and rising poverty overall. We are all poorer, but at least we are more equally poor. Hooray." - Alex Scrivener
Alex Scrivener
Around the World, Google Reader Users Angry About Coming Changes - http://www.theatlantic.com/technol...
ugh, Google+ is not the same thing as all of the other tools that they are cancelling. Going to have to look for another email system & photo sharing. Google keeps screwing things up. - Harold
Ian Geldard
Ian Geldard
Cameron Suffers Biggest EU Rebellion Ever - http://order-order.com/2011...
Stephen Trimble
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