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How can I not be able to find my other shoe??
Is it on your head? - Todd Hoff
Look in the freezer. - Akiva
Do you have another pair where the other one is missing? - Uli
Burn the other shoe? Or other forms of destruction. Then you will never be able to find it. Or you could just stop looking, which is an imperfect solution, but would greatly reduce your chance of being able to find it. - Not Me
It is searching for lone sock. - Janet from FFHound!
Just wait for it to drop? - Steve and 4 other people from Android
Look under the bed again. - Steven Perez from Android
The cat ate it. - imabonehead
Stephen Mack
Tahoe set, will refresh. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nice! Having fun? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Still have snow? - Steve and 4 other people
Yeah, Steve: Some fresh powder from last week's storm is still around at the resort elevations. At lake level it's summer conditions. Yvonne, having a great time, taking it chill. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looks like so much fun and perfect weather too! - Tamara J. B.
Thanks, Tam! Home now. We had a great time: Lake, hiking, sledding, inner tubing, a visit to the U.C. Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center museum, more sledding. And lots of s'mores and hot tubbing at the cabins. Flickr set is now complete: - Stephen Mack
Steve and 4 other people
Apple's Voice Search is "Siri". Microsoft's Voice Search is "Cortana". Google's voice search is "Google".
FriendFeed's Voice Search is called _______. - Stephen Mack
"Hey Cristo" - Steve and 4 other people
^ BWAHAHAHA! - Spidra Webster
Steve and 4 other people
RT @tivodesign: Celebrating 15 years since the first TiVo shipped with a Blue Moon themed lunch.
That was a good lunch! - Stephen Mack (Just kidding!) - Steve and 4 other people
Heh, Philly cheesesteaks. - Stephen Mack
More like "Philly cheesesteaks", with the quote-unquote. :) - Ken Gidley
BTW, the CEO of's kid is in my kid's 1st grade class so I think of those lunches often now. Always remember getting indian food with grocery store pita bread as "naan". Oh, and multi-ethnic, of course. :) - Steve and 4 other people
JAson FLeming
------ - ----- ---- ---- - ------- ---. Better a witty fool than a foolish wit
------ - ----- -OO- ---- - -OO---- ---. (4 Os) - JAson FLeming
M - Kristin
------ - ----- -OO- ---- - -OO---- ---. (NO M) - JAson FLeming
S - Kristin
------ - ----- -OO- ---- - -OO--S- ---. (1 S) - JAson FLeming
E - Kristin
-E--E- - ----- -OO- ---- - -OO--S- ---. (2 Es) - JAson FLeming
A - Kristin
R - Kirsten
-E--E- A ----- -OO- --A- A -OO--S- ---. (3 As) - JAson FLeming
-E--ER A ----- -OO- --A- A -OO--S- ---. (1 R) - JAson FLeming
T - Kristin
-ETTER A --TT- -OO- T-A- A -OO--S- --T. (6 Ts) - JAson FLeming
BETTER A --TT- -OO- T-A- A -OO--S- --T. (1 B) - JAson FLeming
BETTER A --TT- FOO- T-A- A FOO--S- --T. (2 Fs) - JAson FLeming
BETTER A --TT- FOO- T-AN A FOO--S- --T. (1 N) - JAson FLeming
BETTER A --TT- FOOL T-AN A FOOL-S- --T. (2 Ls) - JAson FLeming
*apparently I missed an A ;( apologies to anyone who got caught by that. (retroactively fixed - JAson FLeming
BETTER A --TT- FOOL THAN A FOOL-SH --T. (2 Hs) - JAson FLeming
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit? - ~Courtney F
you got it! - JAson FLeming
Steve and 4 other people
List of normal foods that my children will eat more than me of at a typical meal:
Scrambled eggs. (4eggs per child. I usually have 2.5 or 3) - Steve and 4 other people
Pizza. Son will eat 4-5 slices of cheese. I'll do 2 or 3. - Steve and 4 other people
Pasta. Daughter will have maybe 2 full adult servings. - Steve and 4 other people
Cottage cheese. Both kids will eat ~2x what I can stomach. - Steve and 4 other people
For me: breakfast. I often don't eat any, they eat a normal amount. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Eric - Watch Me Now
Just pulled the trigger on a new wifi router. It better be good for this kind of money.
Well, I don't think it will be any good if you just shot it. - Johnny
Well played sir. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Damn right it better be good. Especially since wife is sick and cranky right now - Elena from iPhone
The old wireless router's 5GHz N network has gone wonky. - Eric - Watch Me Now
802.11ac? - Julian
Update if money=dream come true. - Janet from FFHound!
What did you get, Asus? - Steve and 4 other people
You can't use the word wonky. - Elena from iPhone
I went with the Apple. I was thinking the Asus for a little more if they didn't just have that giant security hole. If this doesn't satisfy I'll send it back. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
Yes AC - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
I was just discussing this with the missus last night. I also want the ac for my new MBP. - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Kevin Fox
TiVo should make a Roku-sized box with 16gigs of flash and the full TiVo UX. Nobody wants full-sized AV components anymore.
It's like the iPod evolution from small hd to bigger hd to small flash to bigger flash. TiVo is currently in the 2nd step. - Kevin Fox
I love looking at my home theater rack, but I hate crawling around behind it. - Eric - Watch Me Now
16GB ~= 2 hours of 19Mbps HD video (i.e. broadcast HD). But I like where you're going with this. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Consumers can get 64GB flash drive for $35; I bet TiVo could probably get it much lower. No reason to skimp with just 16GB, this isn't 2003. - Not Me
*listening* - Stephen Mack
Could flash, even SLC flash, stand up to the rewrite cycles of a DVR? Wouldn't you be better off with an iPod classic size HD? I really doubt the HD (even with cooling) keeps the box as big as it is. - Andrew C (✔) - SLC rated for 100K write cycles, MLC for 3K write cycles. So back of envelope, 64 GB of flash MLC would be good for 3 years before crapping out if you've got the box recording 24/7, but SLC would last long enough. - Andrew C (✔)
I have 250GB in my DVRs, and it's not enough. OTOH, high-capacity DVRs are a form of lock-in with the provider (and its antiquated hardware model). - Tinfoil 2.0
OTOH, everything is available as streaming, so why have any local storage at all? - Steve and 4 other people
Not legally. Not at any price. And many (most?) people don' have the bandwidth or caps necesary for all-streaming, all the time. - Tinfoil 2.0
Steve, huh? Who tosses around uncompressed HD? Most HD is closer to a gig an hour. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
"uncompressed" HD comes right off the cable or antenna, so TiVo-style. The 1G/hr stuff is what you find on teh internetz. Or, are you thinking "download & play" for this thing? - Steve and 4 other people
Based on the specs for the TiVo premiere (500 GB, 75 hours of HD advertised), they're running at ~6.7 GB an hour. So 16 GB would give you ~2.4 hours. Probably couldn't get everything you need to transcode to something like h.264/h.265 in a Roku-sized box. It would take forever to do it, too (definitely not on the fly). - Mark Trapp
The TiVo Stream encodes HD video down to 1.2gigs an hour in realtime. It doesn't take a big box to house and feed an mpeg encoder chip. - Kevin Fox
The HD video I get off comcast is pretty highly compressed. The only place you'll find uncompressed HD is OTA, which is why the latest TiVos *only* write bytestreams from cablecards, so they don't do any compression themselves. - Kevin Fox
That's true: I wonder why Tivo advertises such conservative storage capacities, then. If it's as densely packed as the 2nd gen Apple TV, it doesn't look like you'd be able to fit the cable card housing inside a Roku-sized box, but you'd have room to spare in a 1st-gen Apple TV/Mac Mini sized box. Still much smaller than a traditional Tivo/set top box. - Mark Trapp
True, and instead of onboard flash you could have a microSD card slot like the Roku has. Granted, companies like to get high margins on high capacity boxes, but they could just sell it with 8gb flash and bundle a 64gb microSD for a good amount of storage. - Kevin Fox
Mostly, I just think the full-sized TiVo isn't a good fit for dorm rooms. It's not bedroom friendly due to size and fan, which is why they made the TiVo Mini, but that's just a slave device to a full TiVo. A small standalone box without a spinning disk or fan is very appealing. - Kevin Fox
A 1.8" disk might not need a cooling fan. - Andrew C (✔)
1.8" is interesting. I'd be a little worried about their MTBF if they're always reading and writing, and I'm not sure if you'd get much of a price savings over flash for ~160GB, but it's possible. Heck, Apple still sells 160GB 1.8" HD iPod Classics. - Kevin Fox
The biggest thing I wonder about this is how to get a cableCARD slot into such a small form factor. - Stephen Mack
Heh, and TiVo ended up making the TiVo Mini, which still needs both a master box and a subscription. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Steve C
$2 dollar albums from amazon and google
$2 MP3 Albums through Amazon Lorde: Pure Heroine Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park Gary Clark Jr.: Blak and Blu Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Explicit or Edited) Ed Sheeran: + Kanye West: Yeezus (Explicit) $2 MP3 Albums through Google Play Lorde: Pure Heroine Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park Gary Clark Jr.: Blak and Blu Drake: Nothing Was the Same Ed Sheeran: + Kanye West: Yeezus (Explicit) Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP Mumford & Sons: Babel Fun: Some Nights Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood To The Head Jay-Z: Vol.2 ... Hard Knock Life Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack) - Steve C
I just got College Dropout for $2 on Google yesterday. I can't find my CD and I've been dying to hear that album for a year. - Anika
Sweet Anika. - Steve C
Any recommendations, Steve? - Anne Bouey
Thanks for the heads up. I got the Kacey Musgraves since that sounded intriguing when NPR did a bit on her. Also picked up the old Amy Winehouse album. - Spidra Webster
Wait, what? $2 for Lorde's album? SOLD! - Stephen Mack
Here's a good overview link hope this works for anyone other than me: - Steve and 4 other people
Some Nights by Fun (I like this album!): - Steve and 4 other people
Thx, Steve -- that was smart to sort by avg customer review, but I would like if Amazon could narrow the criteria further to exclude singles. - Stephen Mack
Yes. 2 songs does not an "album" make. - Spidra Webster
Or even 1 song! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I bought Lorde and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Somehow it kicked in a $1 discount, too. Sweet! - Corinne L
Candle Powered Air Heater - DIY Radiant Space Heater - flower pot heater - Easy DIY
Candle Powered Air Heater - DIY Radiant Space Heater - flower pot heater - Easy DIY
I'm going to try this. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Made some modifications to my initial design. Unfortunately, terra cotta flower pots are hard to find in mid-winter. Same goes for brick pavers. I only wanted 6 of 'em, but I had to venture into the outside area (-15 F at that time, mind you) and search among pallets loaded with huge stone blocks for retaining walls, landscaping stones, stone fireplaces, etc. Finally found a pallet with... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Also bought longer 1/2" bolts (8" long) and extra nuts because--besides holding the two nested pots together with a the appropriate gap between them (using nuts as spacers as well as fasteners)--they also serve as a conductor of heat from the candle to the pots. The idea is that the pots serve as a heat sink to retain the heat of the candle and then gradually radiate it into the rooom.... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
I thought that having the top hole in the inner pot open was an important part of the design? - Steve and 4 other people
That's what I would have thought as well, Steve (and the other 4 of you, too.) But as I understand it, keeping the heat under the inverted pots is the key to producing a radiant effect vs. a convection effect (as a bare candle would.) That's why the air gap around the base of the invertes outer pot is so critical. Too narrow and the candle(s) go out. Too wide and much of the heat... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
I think I read some claim that the cost wasn't that much better than an electric heater, though I suppose candles and electricity can have varying prices around the world. - Andrew C (✔)
I wonder if one could use metal mesh to trap heat but allow enough airflow for burning. - Andrew C (✔)
The cost of candles varies a lot. Most of the "how-to" videos show them using votive candled or tea lights. Larger candles can be used for longer staying power, but if they're the really cheap ones you'll just end up with a lot of wasted wax as the candle burns rapidly and unevenly. Using 2 or 3 tealights will get you sufficient heat for 3 to 4 hours. I get 'em at Big Lots or a "Dollar"... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
The metal mesh idea would probably work as long as it allows sufficient air supply. That's the critical issue whatever the design, and the element that requires the most fine-tuning. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Thursday Update: For generating heat, tea lights seem to be the most effective. I tried a short pillar candle, but the flame isn't any larger than a tea light, and it takes up more room so you can't place more than one under the flower pot. And the pillar candles melt unevenly if you try putting a smaller, shorter candle or two adjacent to them. Since the tea lights hold the melted was... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Stephen Mack
For a typical workweek, what's the delta in time from when you get up to when you arrive at your desk? Does it vary much day to day?
For a typical workweek, what's the delta in time from when you get up to when you arrive at your desk? Does it vary much day to day?
(Video: "Remind Me" by Röyksopp, somewhat unrelated.) - Stephen Mack
an hour and a half. Nope, not much - WebGoddess
It can vary from one hour to seven hours, depending on what I have planned to do before work. - Julian
On days when I have my kids, I wake up at 6:30 and am at work at a few minutes before 9 (as long as traffic isn't terrible), so that's 2.5 hours. On days when I don't have my kids, I might get up as little as 30 minutes before the time I arrive at work. - Stephen Mack
Julian, seven hours? I guess those days you're not starting work at 9am! - Stephen Mack
Alarm clock to clock-in takes me about half an hour. There's a ten minute walk in there too. - Steel Penguin Slippy
It varies too much from day to day. - Friar Will
It was about 1.5 hours at each of the last 3 offices I was assigned. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Depends on whether the kidlet has school or not, and depends on whether I am working from home (4 days/week) or working in my office (1 day/week). On days when the kidlet doesn't have school and I'm working from home, I wake up about 15 minutes before I sit down at my desk; on days when the kidlet has school and I work from home, I wake up about 1.5 hours before I sit down at my desk;... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Monday's I work 1-9, so it is 7 hours, Tue/Wed 3 hours, Thurs/Fri 2 hours. - Alan
2.5 hours. Video date, ~30 min for shower and lunch making, and ~30 minutes to walk to work. - Eivind
Less than an hour. I love my sleep. - Kristin
2 hours from wake to work arrival. Each morning breakfast is cooked and packed for 8:30 eating. Lunch also packed, litter pans cleaned, feral cats fed, shower. 20 minutes of this is driving time. I have a well oiled system with no room for deviation. - Janet from FFHound!
30 minutes. - Not Me
About two hours. That includes 70-90 of commute. - Eric - Watch Me Now
"Get up"? You mean from sleep? - Louis Gray
It's around 3 hours now. I'm up a little before 5am. Charlie gets his inhaler treatment, both cats get fed. I either have coffee or make my green smoothie and drink 1/2 of that (the other 1/2 goes into a jar for later). A few minutes of catching up on the internets, morning ablutions, dressing, packing the backpack, getting things off their respective chargers and then out the door on the bike to the ferry. By the time I'm off the ferry and walk to the office it's 8am. - vicster: full-bodied
About an hour, most mornings. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Louis: Yes, sleep, for us mortals. In your case, whenever it is you emerge from your Dorian Gray Capsule, Mr. Gray. - Stephen Mack
3.5 hours - Meg VMeg
2.5 hours - Georgia
Two hours. - Steven Perez from Android
2 hours, little variation - Bruce Lewis
2 hours. Only about 15 min. of that is commute. - Laura Norvig
about 2hrs - Peter Dawson
2.5 hours, including a 50 min. commute. - Ken Morley
My schedule is almost exactly what Stephens is : Typically up at 6:45 for kids, arrive at work at 9:15. That includes ~30m of "downtime" due to difference in dropoff of 2nd grade and Pre-K. Next year might be better. :) - Steve and 4 other people
I love Royksopp … now I'm watching a bunch of their videos … wait, what was the question? - Amit Patel
Usually around three hours when I go into the office. 15 minutes when I telework. :) - Jenny H. from Android
30 minutes when i go into office 5 when telecommute - Steve C
3-5 minutes. Varies depending on whether I woke up naturally or if some husband caused noisy kitchen catastrophe woke me up. - April Russo
Two hours, three hours on days I bring Sophie to school first. - Stephan Planken
3-3.5 hours when commuting. Under an hour when WFH. - благодарю, вас так много
I just want to add, its a joy to know I'm not the only person in the world who uses the word "delta" in its algebraic sense in everyday speech. - Steel Penguin Slippy from Android
Here's a wide shot of Cyclone I just took.
this looks like something from a video game. Maybe old SSX tricky or something? - Steve and 4 other people
Stephen Mack
Du är nu inloggad men ditt konto är inte kopplat till någon Tivobox.
*fire up google translator* - Xabaras (G.O.) from FFHound!
Você está logado, mas a sua conta não está ligada a qualquer Tivobox. - Louis Gray
Olet kirjautuneena sisään, mutta tilisi ei liity mitään Tivobox - Steve and 4 other people
Rydych wedi logio i mewn, ond nid yw eich cyfrif yn cael ei gysylltu ag unrhyw Tivobox. - Akiva
I understood that perfectly, Stephen. :) - Spidra Webster
Ou gen louvri sesyon an, men kont ou a pa lye nan nenpòt ki Tivobox. - Stephen Mack
All that is very easy for you all to say. - Friar Will
This looks really interesting, and I think some of you here on FF have mentioned/referenced it before. But ~$80 is a bit more than I'm ready to pay for an e-book version of just about anything!
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The listing page has a "free sample" button, but when you click on it you basically get the above plus the publisher's info page. If I'm gonna pay $80 for a book I want something that will weigh at least 3 lbs! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
You could sign up for Questia for a little bit to get access to the ebook. But, I have no idea what the terms of the trial are, or if they will provide access to the whole ebook, or if they start charging credit cards after a week, or whatnot. [Looks like it would be a one day trial.] - Joe - Systems Analyst
You could also use Overdrive Media Console (horrible, horrible name) to see if your local library has the ebook version: or or whatever link for iTunes that I don't know. :) - Steve and 4 other people
Thanks. I'll see if either/any of those options are viable for me. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Here's info from the listing on Amazon: "Beginning with the motley crew of invaders who mingled with the Gaelic, Norse, Latin, and French speakers to produce a small nation of empire-builders who would carry their language to the far corners of the globe, the story of the birth and migration of the English language is well known to us through the popular works of Robert McNeil, Robert... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Link to author's page with other books by Richard M. Swiderski: - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Steve and 4 other people
Can I tell you how much the doge meme annoys me?
so annoying - Steve and 4 other people
grammerless - Steve and 4 other people
much irritation - Steve and 4 other people
Can you measure your annoyance in dogecoins? - Amit Patel
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
What the fuck is WRONG with people?!?
What the fuck is WRONG with people?!?
hahahahahahaha - Iain Baker
I actually kinda like Elbow. - Nicķ
Hold. the. Phone. - Micah
here "Freak " - Peter Dawson
oh btw "don’t bother searching for “Twerk” or “Selfie.” We already tried those" - Peter Dawson
"Phone" is pronounced fonay, though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We've been accused of being boring but seeing this I think our girls will thank us later. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
which four girsl ? U mean elbow , knee, ear and nose ? - Peter Dawson
Fonay?! AHHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAHHAHHAA!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Elbonator would work well for a boy. When he grows up he could incorporate an additional space and become El Bonator. Or not. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Steve and 4 other people
Yeah, they're in season, and available locally. Used to have them at Nob Hill a few weeks ago, but got some at Ava's Market last night. About the size of a cherry tomato, tastes like a Kiwi, and you can eat the skin (which is thinner than a grape's skin, and not hairy). - Steve and 4 other people
I'll have to try it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amit Patel
Sacramento Old Town. I had been there once before, a long time ago, but didn't really explore it until recently. Did the Underground Tour and the Railroad History Museum.
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Oh man, I LOVE that there's a wooden barrel for recycling! - Spidra Webster
We used to go there all the time when I was a kid (both to Old Sac and the railroad museum). Last time I was there was for a bachelorette party at Tunel 21 (no longer there). - Hookuh Tinypants
Fun place. In the summer, they have actors in period costume with live music, shows, etc. going on. Fun stuff. - Steve and 4 other people
Interesting! I'll have to visit again in summer! :) - Amit Patel
"log into" or "log in to" ???
Or "login to"? - Meg VMeg
"do me" - Steve C
Log a rhythm. - Steel Penguin Slippy
"Log in to" or "login to" - Catherine Pellegrino
^^^Seconding Catherine. - kaijsa
"Login" is a noun. "Log in" is a verb. - lris
Ooooh, thank you Iris. That makes a ton of sense. - Catherine Pellegrino
natural log or base 10? or some other base? - Joe - Systems Analyst
When the log rolls over and in, we'll all be dead. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"It's log! It's log! It's big, it's heavy, it's wood! It's log! It's log! It's better than bad, it's good!" - Victor Ganata
Ask the Log Lady. (Ooh, two Twin Peaks comments in two days.) - Betsy
"From Blammo!" - Julian
sign in. - ellbeecee
Betty Write
Should I stay or should I go?
if you go, there will be trouble - Steve and 4 other people
If you stay it could be double. - Steve C
Why is it I can leave my iPad lying around for ~a week and it still has some charge left while my Samsung Note 8.0 dies in less than 2 days?
IPad locks down on background processes. - Rodfather from Android
If you have your Android turn off WiFi when idle, it'll last a lot longer. - Steve and 4 other people
Also, my One seems to have died. Not sure why. My best guess is water damage? I've never tossed it in the wash or anything, but I'm wondering if I spilled something on my bedside table and it got into the Fitbit. (I have certainly spilled things there once or twice.) Should I get another One? Or a Flex or a Force?
I guess I could get a Zip too. Not sure. I like that the Zip and the Flex are colorful. - Laura
Just FYI -- I washed my One, and it was totally dead. Accidentally left it plugged in for charging for like 2 weeks and it came back to life. (was still dead after ~2 days charging) - Steve and 4 other people
Sorry your One died, Laura. You could try the "stick it the freezer for a few days" trick or the "stick it in a bag of rice for a few days" trick in addition to the "keep it charging for a long while" trick Steve described (or heck, try all three). If you do need to replace it, I'm liking my Flex but looking forward to giving Force a try because I do like having it track stairs and I do like having a more detailed display. - Stephen Mack
Church resembles penis - Boing Boing -
Church resembles penis - Boing Boing
"Here it is on google maps. The congregation is in Dixon, Illinois, and its slogan is "Rising Up"–surely this is some kind of incredible hoax!" - Me from Bookmarklet
It's crooked. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Hopefully this article will swell their flaccid attendance. - Johnny from iPhone
That's a striking case of Peyronie's Syndrome they've got there. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
bent and painful. - Big Joe Silence
It's my opinion that church resembles human male genitalia. - SAM
I want to know what's on the corner across the street that this church is so happy about. Where is it going? What is it thinking? Is there a church shaped like a brain somewhere across town that is being starved of blood right now so this church can "think"? - Brian Johns
It's my opinion Brian Johns is hilarious. - SAM
The tree adds to the full effect. - Janet
And it's in Dixon, IL, of course. - Steve and 4 other people
Stephen Mack
#productplacement is unproductive and a waste of time
Love it! - Tamara J. B.
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lololololol - Mary Carmen
Love it! - Georgia
Notice how my hand is also supporting Stephen's box. He kept dropping his when taking the photo! #multitasking - Louis Gray
Is that a Roamio????? - Mary Carmen
MC: Yup, Roamio boxes! - Stephen Mack
:-D - CarlC
Shouldn't Stephen have a Chromebook on his head? - Steve and 4 other people
I have been, and always will be, a TiVo supporter. - Louis Gray
Stephen Mack
Goodbye, Paris.
"Paris." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"...It was great hanging out." - Eivind
I was sitting here going "wow, I really don't remember a public pool near the Eiffel Tower..." and then I was like "wow, they travelled to the southwest and to France!?" And then I'm like.... duh. - Steve and 4 other people
Steve, you're not the only one who was confused. My sister was completely flummoxed. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Victor Ganata
I'm pondering how simple fairy tales can be so haunting.
Still contemplating this story "The Hearthsmith's Daughters" - Victor Ganata
My headcanon is now that this story is a fairy tale widely told in Westeros, and is the basis for why the Brothers Without Banners named [redacted] Lady Stoneheart. "She don't speak, but she remembers." "Give me my heart." - Victor Ganata
I often think of The Little Mermaid turned to sea foam. - Yolanda from Android
Yeah, the real endings of some fairy tales are *really* haunting. - Victor Ganata
I loved a retelling of Rapunzel called Zel by Donna John Napoli. - Yolanda from Android
The synopsis of Heartsmith's Daughters sounds good. I have to buy the magazine. - Yolanda from Android
The Snow Queen is one of my favorites. - Steve and 4 other people
Yeah, I really wish that Frozen stayed closer to the original story. On the other hand, I was totally captivated by Joan Vinge's sci-fi reimagining of The Snow Queen. - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
So basically, OSes are free now. Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9, iOS 7, Android KitKat, Ubuntu Saucy Salamander, Debian Wheezy, FreeBSD 9.2, etc., etc. I wonder if Microsoft thinks it still has a chance at actually selling Windows 9?
To be clear, seems as though the Mavericks *upgrade* was free but that OSX still costs money? - Steve and 4 other people
OS X requires Apple hardware, iOS requires Apple hardware, Android is an ad machine, and according to the most recent Microsoft quarter, they are selling to enterprise okay. - Eric - Watch Me Now
I suppose to be more accurate, paying for OS upgrades is now free. Windows 8.1 requires Windows 8 and OS X 10.9 needs at least (I think) Mac OS X 10.7. But since most people get their OS pre-installed on their hardware, this in effect means that OSes are free. - Victor Ganata
To be fair, an OS without hardware is pretty damn useless. - Victor Ganata
According to this as long as you have Mac OS X 10.6+ (and the requisite hardware) you can upgrade to OS X 10.9 for free. - Victor Ganata
I also wonder about Android since so many companies abandon their upgrades after six or nine months. - Eric - Watch Me Now
So not so much free, but still fairly cheap. Apple is selling the install DVD for Mac OS X 10.6 for $19.99 Of course, you still need a Mac. (Or some sort of Intel-based computer plus a hack around the DRM.) - Victor Ganata
But I guess the Server version still costs money. - Victor Ganata
Good thing for Microsoft that they sell most of their licenses to OEMs anyway. - Victor Ganata
I've never balked nor Balkanized. I may have baklavaed. Like, a lot recently.
I Cousined Balky once. Okay, maybe twice. Fine. A few dozen times. But in the privacy of your own home. - Akiva
are you wearing a balaclava? - Steve and 4 other people
These Are The Nominees For the Kindler's List August Read:
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The first three are free for US Amazon Prime members (which was the intention of the group). The last two are free for all. - Eivind
Loki intrigues me most, followed by The Kindly ones. - Katy S
Same - Loki, then Kindly ones (I'm great with any of them, though.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Loki is my #1, too. I'd read any of them, though. They were my picks, after all :) - Eivind
My vote is for Sikander, but I'm easy *nudge nudge wink wink say no more* - Melly from FFHound!
Loki and we could do Sikander for September? - Janet
I'm roadtripping w a phone and kindle only, so my vote goes to majority book, ok? Eivind, you aren't making us read a history book are you? ;) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
LOL. I wouldn't dream of it :-P (I've been told to stick to fiction) - Eivind
Looks like Loki? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I think so. You make the call tomorrow :) - Eivind
That Loki book sounds great. I read the Norse Myths ( recently and really enjoyed it. This stuff has some crazy and fun elements. - Steve and 4 other people
I've downloaded it already ^_^ - Melly
I already put in my ILL request for it. - Katy S
How was July? - MoTO Moca Blend
If Loki it is, then I'll buy it for my phone for Amazon ... i missed you guys in july *sniff* - MoTO Moca Blend
WE MISSED YOU, MOTO! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
(about damn time)... so is it Loki, then? - MoTO Moca Blend
Darn it, it's not at our library, marketplace copies are as much as new. I might end up borrowing Pete's kindle for this one ;-) #slipperyslope - Heleninstitches
Is Stephen posting the final decision in the morning? - Anne Bouey
I think so, but he's on vacation, so it might not be right away. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think let's just call it Loki and call it good if no one objects? I'll be a bit late in setting up the discussion threads etc since that's tough for me to do on a mobile. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'll buy it tonight, then :) - Eivind
Just picked it up as well. - Jennifer Dittrich
I am able to download it today. Do we have a chapter guide per day? - Janet
Heck, it's August already? - Heleninstitches
Aye. Hill Caesar! :) - Eivind
I can't see how many chapters there are on the preview, Janet. I think the books have been spaced out to last the month in the past? - Eivind
Now, if only you had the actual printed book in front of you, it would be so easy to check... :-P - Heleninstitches
It would be even easier if I had my Kindle here. Nice try, though :-P edit: and from the preview, it looks like there's no table of contents in the paperback either. That should be a crime. - Eivind
A quick flick through would suffice! - Heleninstitches
28 chapters. Plus prologue and epilogue. And an excerpt. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
So a chapter a day? - Melly
Sounds good to me! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'll get right on it :) - Eivind
Oops, I read ahead. - Janet from FFHound!
This is timely, as I've just completed season 1 of "Vikings" :) - Ken Morley
If this isn't the one Jenny's already bought for us, I'll ask her if we can have this one too :D - Eivind
Laura Norvig
Student Science Experiment Finds Plants Won’t Grow Near Wi-fi Router -
Student Science Experiment Finds Plants Won’t Grow Near Wi-fi Router
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*moves plants* - Jenny H. from Android
I saw this a while ago -- there's got to be something wrong with the scientific method here. Light? Temperature? Water? Something. - Steve and 4 other people
'twas not a rigorously controlled experiment, but sounds like some scientists will repeat it with controls to see what happens. - Laura Norvig
I am one of those who have a hunch that they may find out all of this energetic pollution, even relatively harmless signals, adds up and is not the most healthful thing in the world. I mean, everyone used to scoff that trans-fats and HFCS were just fine but eventually science caught up and proved them yukky. - Laura Norvig
and then there's the latest research on the massive bee die-offs: it's a mixture of many nasty things. - Big Joe Silence
Curious. This is interesting because some guy created a way for WiFi to pick up your movements (Doppler) and make your gestures, say, control your lights for example. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
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