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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test - NBC -
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Flight Test - NBC
"Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered a "serious anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft. The anomaly occurred after the plane was released from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months. Sources said SpaceShipTwo exploded in midflight, and debris fell onto California's Mojave Desert. "The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft landed safely," Virgin Galactic said in a statement. "Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time."" - Me from Bookmarklet
Not a good week for private spaceflight. :( - Ken Morley
Stephen Mack
My conclusion after using Inbox for several days: After using e-mail for 28 years, I do not wish to completely transform my e-mail workflow.
I think I'd feel the same way. - Tamara J. B.
I find it interesting that Google is still trying to reinvent something which has become in so many ways a footnote in Internet history. I don’t know many people who rely primarily on e-mail to communicate outside of their jobs, really. - Akiva
Lucky! How did you get it, Stephen? - Louis Gray
^ hehe, very funny. - Stephen Mack
I really just want an email integration with Slack. I could just make a few channels and have all the crap funneled into them. - Heisenberg
If I was on mobile a lot I think I could really get used to it and appreciate it. I heard Leo Laporte say it was the first time he got to Inbox Zero ever and he loves it. But it's not really Inbox Zero, it just looks like it. I think that's the appeal. On laptop/desktop it doesn't make much sense at all. - Laura Norvig
+1 Laura. It seems like sweep is just a more polite word for delete. - Todd Hoff
The bundling is pretty good, though. Today I have: 25+ Updates, 25+ Promos, 25+ Social, 25+ Forums, 25+ Finance. NO REAL MAIL. Thanks for pointing out I have no real friends, Gmail. - Laura Norvig
Hasn't social conversation largely moved to social networks and away from email? - Todd Hoff
OK phew. I'm glad I'm not the only one who really isn't all that taken with Inbox. I want to like it more. I just...don't. Hoping that changes over time. - Hookuh Tinypants
For fine-grain control, manually setting up filters is best via the regular gmail web interface. However, for rapid consumption (and reduction to zero inbox), it seems Inbox is like a hack saw, suitable as mobile app. Thinking of a pin as another sort of star with snooze function appear useful. As for reminders: there are those generated by Gmail tasks, Keep, Google Now ("remind me to... more... - Adriano
Morton Fox
Berlin politics. I don't even. @ Worthington Ridge Historic District
Berlin politics. I don't even. @ Worthington Ridge Historic District
Holly's favorite Anna
The Gross Secret Behind Star Trek's Old Costumes
The Gross Secret Behind Star Trek's Old Costumes
In utopia I guess everyone is svelte. - Todd Hoff
In the future, they can make nutritious food taste delicious. No one ever gains too much weight because their nutritional needs are met and they aren't tempted to over-consume. - Holly's favorite Anna
And they walk everywhere - DJF from Android
Hm, the article got one thing grossly wrong: The Picard Maneuver had nothing to do with the Spandex jumpsuits. It came about once they went to the two-piece gabardine uniforms - Patrick Stewart would have to tug the top down so that it hung right whenever he stood up. Fail. - Hookuh Tinypants
I would like to see early season and later season pics side by side in an article such as this one. - Brian Johns
Hookuh, that's what I thought. - Holly's favorite Anna
*Trekkie fistbump* - Hookuh Tinypants
Jason Toney
RT @chicagosmayor: Riding the @cta during a zombie apocalypse a few years ago. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween, Chicago. #tbt
RT @chicagosmayor: Riding the @cta during a zombie apocalypse a few years ago. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween, Chicago. #tbt
PSA: If you throw bread in the fridge to retard the final rise overnight, then you get really busy and bake it three days later... It won't really work. Unless your husband is weird and loves the incredibly dense "bread." It's like a black hole.
I'd post a pic but it's the saddest looking thing to ever come from my oven. It looks like a special effect from Army of Darkness. - Lo from Android
Sounds like you found an alternative way to make pumpernickel :) - Eivind
Lord no, it's way more dense than that. It's like matzoh on CRACK. It's like 1.5 inches tall and weighs 8 pounds. - Lo
Mary Carmen
Every member of this family, including the cats, are still in their beds. What kind of sorcery is this?!?!?!
The smart kind. - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name - -
"I’m not defending that feeling. That toxic swell of nerd entitlement that’s busy destroying everything I love. But I understand it very well. And Gamergate doesn’t understand that this feeling, this rage, only feeds the cycle of mistrust. That every time it erupts in an entitled tantrum it becomes another reason to distrust and dislike your fans." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"I don’t know how to fix this. I’m not much help — I’m damaged goods. I’ve got enough of my own rage to spare, and that rage is all I can fall back on when I see Gamergate hurting innocents, no matter how much I might empathize with where they’re coming from. The people who try to break the cycle, who open the door to trust, who invite weird, creepy, lonely guys to come out to dinner... more... - Andrew C (✔)
This is a FANTASTIC story. Wow. - Stephen Mack
It's pretty clear few people really remember the early internet. It's always been a shit hole. - Todd Hoff
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
That one time, when I was the Doctor and I had a pretty awesome companion.
I like this picture because there is a pretty girl there to take the focus away from how blech I am. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Victor Ganata
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are right and God isn't 'a magician with a magic wand' - The Independent
While I realize that there are lot of Christian sects that are indeed very anti-science, the stance of the Roman Catholic Church is the reason why that argument has always felt like a strawman to me. And Pope Francis isn't the first pope to state this. - Victor Ganata
And the Big Bang theory was first posited by an astronomer and physicist who was also a Jesuit priest. - Victor Ganata
He has his own astrophysicist. - Ken Morley
It seems to me like he describes an ascent of man type directed evolution. Divine artificial selection? May just be that the pope doesn't really understand the mechanisms of evolution, poor choice of words, or bad translation, of course. But it's not really compatible with the science, is it, if man is believed to be the inevitable end product, the pinnacle, of evolution? I agree it's... more... - Eivind
It's really just a version of the strong anthropic principle, though. The strong anthropic principle and the fine tuning problem make some scientists unhappy precisely because they give intelligent design an opening but they're perfectly compatible with existing evidence. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's also a version of creationism :) - Eivind from Android
Sure, but it's a version of creationism that isn't at odds with current observations. - Victor Ganata
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” - Eivind from Android
Well, one way to summarize the strong anthropic principle is that the initial conditions of our universe inevitably lead to the evolution of intelligent life—the physical constants that define our universe make it inevitable that matter will develop into living organisms and which then inevitably evolve into sophonts. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Where, exactly, can intelligent life be found, though? - Uli
Friendfeed. - bentley
LOL, well, yeah, then we end up having to finely parse words like "intelligence", "life", "matter", "existence". - Victor Ganata
I view his remarks as political. One more effort to dislodge his American Bishops from their Republican coalition with evangelicals... - WarLord
Here's what it really is: The tooth and nail adherence to "Creation Science" was making the church looking fucking dumb. Lots of dumb things were trying to be done in the name of the church and ultimately that is turning people off. This is a bridge to sideline those people but still have an explainable way to have Genisis. - Johnny from iPhone
The thing is, the Roman Catholic Church's stance on evolution has been essentially unchanged for the last 64 years. It was really only Benedict who was trying to change things. And it was a Jesuit priest who came up with the Big Bang Theory in the first place. - Victor Ganata
But given the rise/size of other strains of Christianity who are big on Creation Science, this is a pretty clear marker to step away from them. - Johnny from iPhone
Oh, for sure. Francis definitely wants to distance himself from Benedict. But it's more like Francis is turning the wheel back to the direction it was in the first place, rather than setting off in an entirely new direction. - Victor Ganata
Pope Declares There is No Conflict Between Big Bang, Evolution and The Catholic Faith... In 1951 - uCatholic - Victor Ganata
The God of the gaps approach is probably wise, but maybe he should use the Norwegian church as an case study to see what /can/ happen to a church if it is too eager to adjust its dogma according to the demands of the secular world. - Eivind
The Roman Catholic Church has frequently adjusted itself to the secular world and has employed the god-of-the-gaps argument often. I'm mainly just objecting to the media hype that somehow Pope Francis is being revolutionary. The episode with Galileo is mostly a half-millenium old strawman that happened for political reasons rather than true anti-science sentiment. Mendel, Bacon, Lemaitre are not anomalous. The Vatican is not as bound to literal interpretations of Scripture as many other Christian sects. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, this really isn't radical in any way. It looks even less revolutionary if you consider the context: at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences while dedicating a bust of Pope Benedict. Francis may be pushing back against intelligent design arguments, but if so, he's pushing very gently. And it's not likely that his audience in this case would put much stock in intelligent design anyway. - John (bird whisperer)
I do think he is arguing for intelligent design, just not in the stronger sense of an actively interventionalist god. It resembles the Deist argument, really. At most, he is repudiating Creationism based on the literal interpretation of scripture, but that has been the long-standing position of the Roman Catholic Church anyway. - Victor Ganata
The media is pushing the "great new pope" angle pretty hard, and it seems to work pretty well for them :) - Eivind from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Why am I drawn to narcissists? Why??? Argh!
Because usually they're awfully charming! - Tamara J. B.
^^this - Corinne L
Yep. *solidarity fist bump* - vicster: full-bodied
Don't I know it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A psychoanalyst might wonder if someone important in your life hadn't ever said that you can't love someone if they can't love themself and you'd then taken it to extremes but a more likely answer might be that narcissists tend to look nice and people generally like people who look nice. Both very human responses. - Mark H
More like the case where a scant light seems all the brighter in those brief moments it shines on you. But it's never gonna be enough, and the pursuit ends up costing more than accepting life in the shadows. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Because we're just too damn pretty. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Interesting article about being attracted to narcissists: - Corinne L
Jason Toney
RT @pinky_balboa: OH MY GAH!!! RT @anevi123: this is the best Beyonce and Jay costume! they are so cute
RT @pinky_balboa: OH MY GAH!!!  RT @anevi123: this is the best Beyonce and Jay costume! they are so cute
Jason Toney
RT @terrapin_sf: I found that Lieutenant Dan costume you were looking for. #HappyHalloween 🎃
RT @terrapin_sf: I found that Lieutenant Dan costume you were looking for. #HappyHalloween  🎃
Iain Baker
We're off on tour again! Australia and NZ, March 2015.
Well. - Johnny from iPhone
Guest list, if you need it. Just shout. - Iain Baker
^ That would be an epic FFeedup. - LB: Water Witch from Android
Holy crap if you make it to west coast of USA I'm selling the baby and going, . - Steve C Team Marina
Now I have International Bright Young Thing in my mind. - Steve C Team Marina
Pick me, pick me! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Funny story (don't tell him I told you) - I was talking to Josh about this and he said he didn't know any of your songs (he's a young 'un). I said he'd probably now Right Here Right Now. He started singing it then said "Isn't that a Bryan Adams song?" - Melly - #TeamMarina
^ hahahaha! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
ohh nooo.... - Big Joe Silence
BRYAN ADAMS?????????? - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I can't even. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Someone needs to tell Val. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Melly - #TeamMarina
SOMEONE MAKE THE TANTRUM STOP!!11!!!! 36 minutes and counting... #fb
Is it over? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
YES. 40 minutes. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Perhaps reward her for long periods of good behavior? #notaparent Sorry about it all. I know that'd drive me nuts. You're a patient mum. - Spidra Webster
I just went about my business and ignored her. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
Have to wake this precious girl to do the school run 😔
Have to wake this precious girl to do the school run 😔
omg that is a precious photo. <3 - Yvonne Renee
Andy Bakun
32 Of The Greatest Things That Have Ever Happened On Tumblr -
32 Of The Greatest Things That Have Ever Happened On Tumblr
32 Of The Greatest Things That Have Ever Happened On Tumblr
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Oh man, I made to #4 before my coworkers wondered if I had slipped some kind of mental gear I was giggling so much. (Or at least trying not to.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
OMG can't stop laughing - Steve C Team Marina
I'm uncomfortable... But the cat's sleeping on me, so...
Being owned by a cat... there's nothing quite like it. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Right now I'm navigating the mouse around Noah's butt. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I think it's funny how people allow themselves to be dominated by their pets in that way. Toxoplasmosis is real, y'all! - Spidra Webster
I do draw the line. Sometimes. Rarely. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I shifted and she put her paw on my arm. I'm a sap! But I eventually did get comfortable and now she's on the couch by herself. - Heather
Andrew C (✔)
I Don’t Support Feminism If It Means Murdering All Men | The Onion - America's Finest News Source -
"Like any other socially conscious woman, I am a firm believer in gender equality. Ending workplace discrimination, making reproductive health care affordable—I’ve championed these goals my whole life. They’re important to me, and that’s why the feminist movement frustrates me so much. I’m sorry, but I simply cannot and will not support feminism if it means murdering all men." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Wait, are those RAIN clouds?
It's supposed to rain here in Los Angeles tomorrow. We'll see. - Steve C Team Marina
nope, they are candy clouds! candy corn clouds! - Sir Shuping is just sir
We've been getting 90% chance of rain on Friday throughout the week's forecasts (except one day when it went to 100%). So those clouds around here ( a few hundred miles north of LA) sure better be rain clouds--ideally carrying a lot of snow for the Sierras. - Walt Crawford
No rain in the forecast here - just a few clouds, with wind. Probably only gusting when I'm trying to serve. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
It's quite humid here in Sac. Heavy rains predicted for tomorrow & Saturday. I say BRING IT ON. - Corinne L
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Can you talk about how an attractive man was looking at me & I reacted by giggling & hiding my face like a little bitch? Because... I can't.
RT @olainteresting: If you dial 3-0-7-5-6-6-6-5-5-5-6-6-6-3-0-7-5-6-6-6-5-5-3-2-1 on a touchtone phone you'll play 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'.
Mary Carmen
My daughter is in LOVE with Elmo. Anything Elmo she freaks out for. This morning at music class one of the girls was dressed as Elmo for Halloween. Did my daughter try to tackle her with hugs at least 3 times....yes. Yes, she did.
Victor Ganata
This is a #mustread I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name via @Salon
"...Trust me, I know what it’s like to have the most important moments of your life take place behind a glowing screen, to lose yourself in the dramas and quests of the game world when the real world seems hopeless. When the rest of your day — the fruitless job searches, the awkward attempts at socializing, the grinding sameness of being another Victim of the Recession — is dull gray and tastes like ashes. ..." - WarLord
So Karina spilled water all down her pajamas, so I stripped her to her diaper, and now she’s happy. Apparently she just hates clothes.
Steve C Team Marina
Dear future in law, you might want to warn the future bride her future husband is a big ol' open mouth kisser. Lots of tongue. Even more drool. It's shocking not to get a kiss without coming away with your face dripping. And if your face isn't dripping your arm probably is because he missed.
Consider this a public service announcement. - Steve C Team Marina
Haha. Good thing he's got a few years to practice. ;) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Just like his daddy - MoTO: Team Marina
True story ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Someone is giving me shit for having liquor bottles at home. I'm giving her shit for smoking weed. #potmeetkettle 👋 😂
Shannon - GlassMistress
Whoa ... way to start the morning! Total rewrite of our service contract from a legal dude with the county removing all the clauses that protect us from liability exceeding the cost of the contract ... TWO DAYS BEFORE THE CONTRACT IS SUPPOSED TO START!
Meg VMeg
Eating tacos in bed. Again.
as you do. - holly #ravingfangirl
sounds good - jambina
currently eating burritos in bed. kindred souls, we are. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The taco truck now sells burritos, but I noticed too late! - Meg VMeg
I remember that Squeeze song... - Spidra Webster
(ours are homemade & don't taste Mexican at all, but they're beef n cheese in a tortilla, so they're burritos!) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Party at Megs! - Steve C Team Marina
Livin' la vida taco. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
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