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Can Mother Nature please take a Valium and Father Sun , take a Viagra Pill.. !! We need to get some warmth in here. It was +5C on Monday and then last night it dipped to -18C and we got walloped by 18Cm of snow.. BTW.. blowing snow .. white out conditions. I am getting sick of mother nature !!
Why complain about what you can't change and have no control over? - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
@TamTam, ya so true.. no point in complaining.. nobody's listening !! But at least v can vent now and then - frost burns are serious to contend with :)- - Peter Dawson
Aren't those the best things to complain about Tamara? Very cleansing :-) - Todd Hoff
Eric - Final Countdown
I just realized that I have mis-matched shoes. o_O
At least they are both brown. - Eric - Final Countdown
I don't think so, but why would they tell me? - Eric - Final Countdown
that the new style !! - Peter Dawson
BDTD more than once.... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Likely my attention was on this car chase happening this morning on TV. They just happened to be together so I grabbed them. *facepalm* - Eric - Final Countdown
In my secretary days, I had identical pairs of pumps, one in black and one in navy. I once went to work in one of each. - bentley
Don't worry, dear. I didn't tell anyone... I swear ;) - Elena
Mary Carmen
DOJ: The sex trade industry in Atlanta nets 290 million a year. Dayum.
I'm in the wrong business...? - Julian
I'd love to know the methodology (I'm sure it was based on many, many interviews)....as if the pimps and sex workers are filing tax forms. - Mary Carmen
Does this include strip clubs? ATL is a strip club capitol. - Eric - Final Countdown
@Mary, good question !! I think thats jus estimates by interviews .. - Peter Dawson
Eric, I believe it is limited to paying for sexual acts. - Mary Carmen
Here's a link to the study: http://datatools.urban.org/feature... - Mary Carmen
Article from National Journal: http://www.nationaljournal.com/economy... - Mary Carmen
"Outside the sex sold legally in Nevada, prostitution in the United States transpires in the shadows of an underground economy. There are no accounting records to trace, no receipts to scrutinize, and no legal records to analyze. Simply, it is difficult to grasp the size of this economy. " - Mary Carmen
I find the method of payment survey results fascinating: 66.7$ cash, 9.7% credit/debit, 4.2% drugs, 2.8% merchandise, 31.9% did not report. - Mary Carmen
A pimp's average weekly income, between 2003 -2011, in Atlanta was $32,833. WEEKLY. CASH. - Mary Carmen
$32K for a pimp ? There are 168 working hrs in a wk. and that makes it approx 190$ /per hr. Wonder how he pays the sex workers. Some of these values maybe over inflated. Even if the pimp had 3/4 sew workers in a week. That value ->32K seems over inflated. - Peter Dawson
@MAry, thanks for the report. This is interesting . - Peter Dawson
expense statement for pimps = Cars and Transport = 65% , Guns= 2.7% !! - Peter Dawson
No problem. I find this fascinating. - Mary Carmen
Completely fascinating. Here in NV, where it's legal, there are no officially traceable numbers on it, other than specific brother owner's tax filings. Prostitution has no NAICS code, it falls under "entertainment", like operating a movie theater. No breakout. Fascinating they can get hard numbers somehow on the UST and nothing on legal sex work - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Interesting article, but 73 interviewees across 8 cities is barely anecdatally significant, let alone enough info to call a research study. Especialy when considering they are talking to folks working in/as: pimps, traffickers, child pornographers, law enforcement, massage parlors, brothels, escort services, and street- and internet-based prostitution - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Agreed. There are different types and level of prostitution. From what I have seen from sex worker's explanations in books, articles over the years. During work $190 per hour seems a reasonable figure, but you can't assume 100% working time. Maybe 50%? - Eric - Final Countdown
Peter Dawson
About fucking bleedy time !! Canadian army leaves Afghanistan !! http://www.calgaryherald.com/news...
this war cost the lives of 158 soldiers, one diplomat, one journalist and two civilian contractor !! Hoe did Canada gain. zippo !! - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
whats the blast in NY , park avenue ?
116th & Park, Harlem. Apt. building. - Mary Carmen
Hate to be that person, but....meth lab? - Mary Carmen
MC - I saw a report that said the gas company had been on its way to the address, so maybe a gas explosion? Fwiw, if it were around here, I'd totally assume meth lab as an option. - Katy S
I think the gas company has to come regardless, but yeah, probably. - Mary Carmen
ya just saw a flash on my smart ph .but could not get into details. I am hearing its a big one ?? Meth lab in an area like that ?? - Peter Dawson
Meth labs are everywhere. - Katy S
I just saw a report on CNN that said that the NYC Mayor said it is a gas leak. - Katy S
ya meth labs ?? two building are down.. so one hard the crystal and the other had the chems ? This seems to like a gas issue - Peter Dawson
Mary Carmen
The more I read about this missing Malaysian flight, the creepier and eerier it seems.
It really is. - Katy S
definitely. also, i get the feeling the Malaysian gov't are doing serious ass-covering. from my observations as the husband of a Malaysian national, this is nothing new for that country. - Big Joe Silenced
MC, did you just read something specific that inspired this? I admit, I am not keeping up with everything on this front. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Just the latest news report. - Mary Carmen
thanks. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Thanks. - bentley
I just read something about possible wreckage being spotted in the Vietnamese jungle. - Melly
This is creepy. Almost like Lost. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Yep, totally makes me think of Lost too. - holly #ravingfangirl
it was aliens. that took the flight away - Peter Dawson
I am totally down with the UFO/aliens theory. - Mary Carmen
And the repeated-but-never-explained "disintegrated at 35,000 feet" - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
^this, - Tamara J. B.
Maybe the Bermuda Triangle moved. - Melly
Jandy
I AM SO INSPIRED TO WRITE RIGHT NOW BUT MY BLOG IS DOWN AND I HAVE TO DO ANNOYING TECHIE STUFF TO FIX IT AND IT’S KILLING MY INSPIRATION.
Write in an old-fashioned word processor. Screw with the blog later. - Spidra Webster
what spidra said - Sir Shuping is just sir
long-hand on yellow legal pad! - Big Joe Silenced
Previewing what it looks like in my blog is part of the inspiration process. Without that instant visual gratification, I lose interest quickly. Shallow, I know. - Jandy
I'm the exact same way, Jandy. I wasted HOURS in Scrivener getting it to look exactly like it would on the printed page, down to adjusting page numbers and all. - Akiva
just create a wiki and plug away.. its the easy to core dump and then you can add the content to blog later on ! - Peter Dawson
I write some of my longer blog posts in Word's "blog post mode," which looks quite a bit like a blog and posts directly to Wordpress (and some other software) blogs. (Don't get me started on wikis as places for fluid writing experiences...been there, done that half-time for three years, ==hated it== (to use a bit of wikimarkup, if I remember it correctly).) - walt crawford
Actually, "blog post mode" is just clicking on New, then Blog Post, at least in Word2010. - walt crawford
Windows Live Writer has nothing but "blog post mode". And once you set it up, it feels almost like typing directly on your blog. I prefer it over using the built in Wordpress or Blogger editor. Just have to make sure you post as draft if you plan on adding any specialized stuff that WLW doesn't support, such as featured images. - April Russo (FForever!)
Victor Ganata
I mean, I guess a 777 is still a tiny miniscule speck compared to the whole South China Sea and the entirety of Southeast Asia. If the transponder on the black box malfunctioned for whatever reason, they'll probably never find it.
if they never find it , then its a " mystery" or aliens abducted the aircraft - Peter Dawson
Moniqua
Why is Keeping Up With the Kardashians still a thing anyway?
Why was it ever a thing? - Tinfoil 2.0 - ani
It's making money for somebody. Well, more than one somebodies. I figure it is like spam - most people won't necessarily respond, but you don't need a high return to still make some cash if your starting costs are low. - Jennifer Dittrich
what ? who ?? - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
Watching this trending story = > HIV 'cure' for babies tested in Canada !! http://www.cbc.ca/news...
this will become a milestone event if it works out - Peter Dawson
Victor Ganata
Strangely, my brain has decided to mashup "Everything Is Awesome" with "Hakuna Matata". I guess my brain is tired of me feeling grumpy and upset with the entire world.
The line that keeps constantly playing in my head is "Everything is awesome / when we're living our dream…. / …When I was a young warthog…." - Victor Ganata
@Vic Hakuna Matata !! - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
300: Rise of an Empire - Awesome movie. full of action !!
Man, I really did not like that movie. It was half narration and then moved from one long speech to the next. Though I agree, good action and I thought the style of the movie did not age, it was still powerful. But to make it work there needs to be a good story too. - Todd Hoff
@Todd, ya at times there was too much chatter and no action.. - Peter Dawson
Plan to see it this weekend. On a similar note, Pompeii seemed to be a Spartacus: Blood and Sand re-hash (and even featured a soundtrack from that). And on a completely different genre, The Grand Budapest Hotel is hilarious! :-) - Nils Sandin
anyone seen Non Stop ? - Peter Dawson
Melly
Dr came to see Josiah about his neck stiffness/pain and has recommended we take him to the ER, as he now also has swelling along his jawline, and can't open his mouth wide enough to talk or chew properly :o/
OK, I hope the ER can sort him out. *hugs* - Pete's Got To Go
I hope it all works out. That's scary. - Anika
He doesn't have a fever, rash, or pain anywhere else. I think being a home-visit Dr with limited equipment she was erring on the side of caution, but it's still worrying. - Melly
Triage took over an hour and the waiting room is packed. It's going to be a long wait :o/ - Melly
I'm at home with Emily, by the way. Lucky Josh gets to do the honours. He's not fond of the idea of me being alone with a small child at the ER late at night. I'm grateful for that! - Melly
Also grateful for our public health system, which means both the Dr visit and the hospital visit this evening are free of charge. - Melly
*rooting for Josiah* - bentley
Any update on Josiah? :-( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Still waiting, watching Mr Bean on YouTube to help pass the time. Poor kid must be wrecked! - Melly
Thinking of y'all, Melly. - LB needs a hero!
Hope you get a good report soon. - Kirsten
Thanks everyone. I'll probably try and get some sleep soon, it's 1am here. - Melly
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh, we have some action! He's been seen by a Dr and will now be seen by a paeds specialist. - Melly
The paed is needed because they can't get him to open his mouth wide enough to get a good look at his throat or take a swab. I have a feeling this is not going to be pleasant for anyone involved :o( - Melly
***hugs*** for all of you. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Paed thinks it's neck sprain/strain (which is what we initially thought), but wants the ENT to see him to rule out anything on that end. - Melly
I'm heading to bed but will keep y'all posted. - Melly
Now they want to do bloods and a CT scan. - Melly from FFHound!
I hope they can set your minds at rest soon ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Poor Josiah! I hope the tests come back with good results and that it's "just" a strain/sprain. *hugs all around* - vicster.
Poor boy! Hope it gets sorted soon. - Yolanda
Poor Josh.. how's he doing now ? - Peter Dawson
So after all that they decided to admit him for observation. I don't know any more than that yet :/ - Melly from FFHound!
Hugs all the {{Doyles}} - Heleninstitches #teamff
Sending you all a big hug. - Corinne L
*more hugs* - Stephen Mack
*and more hugs* - Mary B: #TeamMonique
*even more hugs* - bentley
*hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster.
poor little buddy. i hope he's resting well in their care. - Marie
Hope you get some good news soon. - Kristin
:( hope he feels better soon *hugs* and good thoughts to you all - Sir Shuping is just sir
*hugs* Hoping he's okay. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
How terrible for all of you. I'm hoping that Josiah is feeling much better very soon. - Greg GuitarBuster
Hugs & prayers. - Technodad
sorry for all of y'all -- hope it gets sorted out soon. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Test results all came back clear and he is being discharged! - Melly
Yay!!! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Poor kiddo! Glad everything's okay. Hope you can all get some rest. - Laura
Yay! - Corinne L
Hooray! - LB needs a hero! from Android
Yay! - bentley
Ouch! Glad he was discharged! Any word on what caused it? Allergy or something else? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Neck sprain or strain, most likely from the way he was lying in bed & looking at his iPad while he was sick! - Melly
They're home now - he swears black and blue he's not tired and doesn't need to sleep ;o) - Melly
Whew! I'm glad he's home now and I hope you all are able to rest easy now. - Galadriel C. from Android
Glad it's just a sprain/strain. I sprained my neck before and while it's no fun at all, at least it's fairly minor. - Heather
I'm so glad to hear that. I was really worried when I just now read the symptoms in the OP. - Spidra Webster
At least it's nothing more serious. - Eric - Final Countdown from iPhone
I'm glad to hear it's not more serious... hang in there, Josiah :) - Brent Schaus
What Brent said. So glad it wasn't something more serious! - Tamara J. B.
I'm glad it wasn't something more serious! <3 - vicster.
I hope you all get some rest now. <3 - Anne Bouey
Mr "I'm Not Tired" is sound asleep :o) - Melly
rønin
So when you finish a game/movie, do you sit through the ending credits?
Movies in the theater: all the time. Games: almost never. Movies at home: almost never. - Andrew C (✔)
depends if I want to know something...like a song or a actor - VALZONE#SCREWED
Some theatre movies. Games usually show something interesting now a days.. movies at home.. fast forward. - Me
Movies, rarely. Games, only if I get an achievement for it. - Anika
I used to with movies. I usually do with games. I sat through the GTA V credits but I wasn't fully paying attention. It lasted 40 minutes. - Rodfather
Some baseball game I worked on had video of the dev team and QA team playing through most of the credits... Otherwise, I'm not sure I've even sat through credits of games I've worked on. - Andrew C (✔)
It doesn't seem like much to sit through the credits for a game when I spent 10-40 hours on it. - Rodfather
I was bummed out when I finished Persona 4 Golden. I didn't want the game to end even though I probably spent 90+ hours on it. - Rodfather
Yeah, but a game is interactive, and then the credits aren't. ... Usually. Come to think of it, I think Super Monkey Ball 1 had interactive credits. Maybe. Anyways, I'll sit through those. - Andrew C (✔)
It's a good thing there's credits after each episode in a TV series. If it were bundled up all at the end it would take forever. - Rodfather
Nearly always with movies at the theatre. I'm always hopeful there's just one more scene. Also at home too. Just watched Thor:Dark World last night (at home) and sat thru all the credits and good thing I did cos there's the usual clue as to what the next movie is gonna be, I was expecting that. But there was one more scene at the very end! And it was worth waiting for. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I used to never sit through movie credits until I met a friend who always did. Nowadays I'll sit for as long as my kid can stand it for. =p Games I'll let the credits roll but might not pay attention to all of it. Movies at home I never sit through. - rønin
nawww.. not for for credits - Peter Dawson
Victor Ganata
Can you consume only 5% of calories from sugar? - USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story... - re: new WHO guidelines for recommended sugar intake
WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar - USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story... - Victor Ganata
And the answer is, obviously, "Yes, if you eat properly, stop drinking so much soda and eating dessert at every meal, and cook for yourself." all of which is not unreasonable. - DJF from Android
Yep, easily. - Tamara J. B.
ya I only approx 4 tea spoons of sugar a day.. one tea in moring and anothe @ 3PM.. - Peter Dawson
You pretty much need to stay away from any prepared food because manufacturers add sugar to everything. - vicster. from FFHound!
Sure it's doable. I'm just not confident that the average patient can actually do it without significant continuous intervention. - Victor Ganata
You also can never eat out. - Victor Ganata
Todd Hoff
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land! - http://www.offgridworld.com/1-milli...
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land!
1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land!
"Imagine growing your own food on your own land, but also enough food to feed your entire neighborhood. Growing Power does just that. They’re able to grow 1 Million pounds of food, year round. Yes! You read that right. They’re in Milwaukee, WI where it’s cold enough outside in the winter to freeze boiling water in mid-air, and they grow food year round in climate controlled greenhouses." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Slick setup. And completely reproducible. A good job for someone. - Todd Hoff
This is the wave of the future. Read somewhere that by 2050 , the current inhabitable land will run out and there wont be enough place for humanity, let alone feed them.. - Peter Dawson
Not sure about running out of space, but out of jobs yes, so a techno self-sufficiency model seams a reasonable alternative to a manufacturing driven urbanism. - Todd Hoff
Shannon - GlassMistress
Plant jewelry .... For small desktop plants and terrariums. Yea or nay?
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YEA! I'd buy some. Actually, I want a glass flower arrangement for my desk, could you do that??? - Georgia
Like all flowers and a bird or something? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Cute! - LB needs a hero! from Android
Absolutely yea! And yay! - bentley
Shannon, yes, that would be amazing. Maybe a bee too! PM me a price, I'm serious about wanting a nice bouquet, lots of flowers! - Georgia
Love them! - Lisa L. Seifert
ooh, bees! yes flowers, and yes bees! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oh, they're ADORABLE! - vicster.
I'm dying over the mushrooms! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I wish I had all the extra moneys! I would request a bouquet of tulips. This is a really great idea, Shannon. You go, girl. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Yea !! I think a bouquet like that would be awesome.. - Peter Dawson
whose dying for 'shrooms ? - Peter Dawson
I'm going to try them at the bead show this weekend and see what the reception is ($8 ea). Zulema, I invision the mushrooms being cut shorter and tucked into the moss of a terrarium - cute, right? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Lovely! I, too, vote yea, and would buy. - Ruth Kneale
Mary Carmen
JFC...she drove a van into the ocean with her kids in it as she walked away....and it is on video. WTF is wrong with people????
?? what did I miss? - Sir Shuping is just sir
local news. - Mary Carmen
National news, actually. - bentley
Apparently she's been hospitalized for evaluation. - Katie
um.....she should be arrested for attempted murder. - Mary Carmen
committed to a hospital, I think. - Christina Pikas
the freaking vid is here > http://www.firstcoastnews.com/ - Peter Dawson
more is here this is making news all over http://www.nydailynews.com/news... - Peter Dawson
How tragic. - Anne Bouey
They said she was incoherent when they pulled her out. Jesus. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
So scary for those kids! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Jason Toney
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I'm not sure if I love these or think they're awful. - Alix May
the cowboy boots are gr8 - Peter Dawson
rønin
NJ Teen Sues Parents For Allegedly Kicking Her Out: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
NJ Teen Sues Parents For Allegedly Kicking Her Out: Gothamist
"An 18-year-old high school student in New Jersey is going to court to force her parents to pay for her high school and future college education after they cast her out of their home last fall. But her parents say that she's out of luck because she wasn't very respectful of their rules." - rønin from Bookmarklet
thats so stupid.. trying to sue your parents - Peter Dawson
Once you are 18 your parents don't legally have to take your shit anymore. - Big Joe Silenced
Not in NJ, apparently. Otherwise they'd have thrown her case out. "Also, just because a child turns 18 does not automatically mean NJ parents can stop financial supporting him/her. A family law attorney, Sheldon Simon, said, 'A child is not emancipated until they’re on their own. Even if a child and the parents don’t get along, that doesn’t relieve the parents of their responsibility.'" - Victor Ganata
Many states have some protections in place so that children can continue in their parents' home while they finish out high school (without being charged rent, etc.) since it is seen as in their interest (even if they're terrible at enforcing it.) That said, the article is a bit of a mess - the parents are claiming she can come back any time, the beginning sounds like they kicked her out, and she says the school told her not to go back home after claiming abuse. - Jennifer Dittrich
The judge ruled against an emergency order, but the case will continue: http://www.nj.com/morris... - John (bird whisperer)
"A child is not emancipated until they’re on their own." KICK 'EM OUT. CONDITION SATISFIED. - Big Joe Silenced
srsly, tho. where is 18 not legal adulthood? so failure to launch means the parents are stuck? - Big Joe Silenced
Apparently, in NJ, the courts can tell you you can't kick them out. So, yeah, you're stuck. - Victor Ganata
"New Jersey: The age of majority is 18 years old; however attaining this age does not automatically emancipate the child" http://www.ncsl.org/researc... - Victor Ganata
Laws like that are meant to protect kids from getting thrown out on the street before they have a chance to finish their education. I knew someone in HS whose parents pilfered his savings, and chucked him out of the house on his 18th birthday (in October.) They cancelled his health insurance, and sold most of his stuff. He was lucky to have a place to go, and was eventually emancipated, but it was awful. - Jennifer Dittrich
I get that kids can be crap, but I've known some pretty shitass parents. - Jennifer Dittrich
it swings both sides, tho. i've seen both up close. - Big Joe Silenced
Maitani
Language Log » Please don't do nothing here: a Bengali conundrum - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll...
Language Log » Please don't do nothing here: a Bengali conundrum
"Before trying to figure out precisely what the Bengali says, I'd like to point out that, in essence, what the English says very politely is "Do not loiter" (not as strong as "No trespassing"). Telling people not to do nothing is not the same as telling them to do something." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Now, to tackle the Bengali. First of all, I was surprised by the variety of transliterations (not to mention translations) that I received from native Bengali speakers and Indologists. Perhaps this is due to the fact that there is no normative or standard transliteration for Bengali in English (I really don't know if there is or isn't). But I suspect that the differences in some cases... more... - Maitani
I guess loitering is frowned upon across the world. "Please conform and be stressed the fuck out like the rest of us." - Eivind
It says, "Don't roam around without reason." - Ruchira S. Datta
binā praẏojane ghurāpherā karabena nā - Ruchira S. Datta
The standard transliteration of Bengali is the one for Sanskrit, which is occasionally a poor fit. I personally add a dot over the y, to distinguish this letter which sounds like English "y" from the one which sounds like the English "j". The system I use is presented here in Bengali alphabetical order: http://nineislandspress.org/ALifeOf... - Ruchira S. Datta
binā praẏojane ghurāpherā karabena nā: binā - without; praẏojan - reason; praẏojane - in reason, i.e., in the condition of having a reason; binā praẏojane - without reason; ghurāpherā - wandering about, roaming around, pacing; karabena - (you) do (imperative); nā - not. Thus, "Don't roam around without reason." - Ruchira S. Datta
"Loitering" can be stationary, whereas ghurāpherā is motion that circles about and doesn't go anywhere. - Ruchira S. Datta
Now I'll finally read the post. :-) - Ruchira S. Datta
Read the post. That repetitive "and stuff" thing is cool, however pherā is not that, it is a verb in itself that means "returning". Literally "ghurāpherā" means "turning and returning." - Ruchira S. Datta
Ruchira, thank you for parsing the sentence! - Maitani
The formation of the verb ghurāpherā looks particularly interesting to me. - Maitani
According to Colin Masica (plus my Hindi self-instruction guide) words such as ghurāpherā belong to a category "echo words", a formation that is characteristic for South Asian languages. Usually, a word, most often a noun, is followed by a form which "echoes" it, replacing the initial consonant with a standard consonant, which varies according to the language. E.g., Hindi pānī-vānī... more... - Maitani
The meaning of these formations, according to Masica and Bahl, is "the speaker's manifest attitudinal lack of concern or care toward his collocutor or the thing referred to by him", an explanation which is slightly different from that given in the Llog. - Maitani
Certain parts of East and South London have both Bengali and English writing on street signs/names, station names etc, as Bengali is the most spoken Indian language in London, then Urdu is I'm sure a close second and then Punjabi/Gujarati are likely to be third/forth. Oh, Hindi is most likely up there in second place too. - Halil
love they way @Ruchira dissects the language likes it a bit of a programming issue :)- - Peter Dawson
Thanks Peter - Ruchira S. Datta
Maitani, you're welcome. Thanks for the additional references from Masica et al. I don't know that it reflects any lack of concern or care towards the collocutor, other than being an informal construction. The attitude towards the thing referred could be translated by adding "or whatever" to the end, e.g., milnā-julnā would be "to mix or associate or whatever". On the other hand, for... more... - Ruchira S. Datta
Peter Dawson
Russia’s navy has reportedly ordered Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender !! http://www.euronews.com/2014...
is this the start of WWIII ? - Peter Dawson
rønin
Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth - baltimoresun.com - http://www.baltimoresun.com/health...
Johns Hopkins doctors remove baby's brain tumor that contained teeth - baltimoresun.com
Yowza. *shudder* "Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have removed a rare tumor that contained several fully grown teeth from a baby boy's brain. The tumor was found in the then-4-month-old from West Virginia in 2012 after a pediatrician noticed that his head was unusually large for his age. Doctors wrote about the findings in an article that appeared this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The discovery could someday help researchers trying to cure diseases or grow new organs, medical experts said." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Whoa. - Tamara J. B.
wow - Elena
thats really weird. Teeth in brain ? - Peter Dawson
Melly
I need opinions - is this guy hot? - http://louisehbradley.files.wo...
I need opinions - is this guy hot?
This is part of my job, btw. Teehee! - Melly
Not at all. - Anika
I wouldn't kick him out of bed. - Kristin
He has the eyes. - Johnny from iPhone
Hotness is in the eye of the bedazzler. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'd say yes. - Bren
Who watches Banshee? What do you think of Anthony Starr? - Melly
I don't think so. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I don't think so either. If I had my way it'd be all Sammy with an occasional Mark Wahlberg. - Melly
0.o - LilaLaMarea from Android
Yes. :) - Jenica from iPhone
LOL Janet, the arms and ink I do find attractive ;o) - Melly
The eyes are good. He'd be hot in a sharp suit. - bentley
I'd say he's an above-average looking guy, but based on this photo, I wouldn't classify him as "hot" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I wouldnt kick him out of bed :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would; I don't want sand all over my blankets. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
is this not David Beckham ? - Peter Dawson
It's The Commando! He's a personal trainer. - Melly
I enjoy the pose and the smile. - Deborah Fitchett
I'd say he's way hotter than me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
But that might be because of the sun on his bare back versus me being in an air conditioned office. He's clearly not as attractive as I am. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, I'd do you before I'd do him. He's not my idea of fun (though he does have lovely eyes, but then again so do I). - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, you got WAY more than just your eyes going for ya! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
^ What Stephan said! - Melly
I think he would be if he wasn't trying so hard. - t-ra needs this place from Android
I don't know...haven't heard him talk (i am more attracted to brains than physical appearance) - April Russo (FForever!)
I vote for hot, just based on the photo alone. - Corinne L
Nope. Not hot. Or at least he's not my type. :^) - Friar Will
Stephen Mack
Damn. Someone broke into my car between 5 and 7 at work tonight. Smashed the driver side window. Stole some random crazy stuff like headphones and toiletries -- but left my wallet and its cash alone. Uh, what? (EDIT: All fixed now, see http://friendfeed.com/lovefes...)
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Oh, wow, I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich
This sucks mate. - Mo Kargas
What a crapper. I'm glad they didn't take your wallet. - Anika
It could have been so much worse! Why steal my expired Zoo membership cards but leave my wallet behind? They ransacked through the glove compartment and various other compartments, saw the wallet, but didn't take a thing out of it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
oh noes!!!! - Mary Carmen
That really sucks. As for the smalltime stuff, I've had that happen to my car before. I think it's homeless folks looking for things they find useful but so small that if they get caught it's clear they weren't after money. The odds are they won't get caught so it's worth taking the risk for them. My car was broken into and a flashlight and travel alarm clock were taken. Nothing else. - Spidra Webster
Oh geez. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
GAH! People suck. - Melly
:( - Micah
man, that sucks! Did you report it yet? - imabonehead
That is terrible. - Eric - Final Countdown from iPhone
Oh no! :(((( So sorry, Stephen! - Tamara J. B.
Dang - Marie
Duuuude. I'm sorry. :( Also, why do you leave your wallet in your car?!?! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Damn, Stephen, that sucks thoroughly. - Akiva
Aw, Stephen, I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
:-( - bentley
:-( I'm sorry, Stephen. - vicster.
Ugh, that sucks. - Kristin
Sorry to hear that Stephen. :-( - Stephan Planken
Ugh :-( - Amit Patel
Dang - Josh Haley from Android
BOOOOOO!! That sucks. Happy 15th anniversary! - Louis Gray
Do not like. :(. Where were you parked? Out by TiVo Central? Rain damage? - Ken Gidley from iPhone
:( - Eivind
Oh no! - Katy S
Ima: I did report it through our on-site security guards. Police declined to investigate in person. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lisa: Good question with no good answer. I normally wouldn't but I didn't need it on me today, so left it there (hidden from view) because I didn't feel like carrying it around. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken: Yeah, boonies by TiVo Central where I normally park. Probably a bit of rain damage -- hard to tell with all the glass everywhere. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis: Thanks but not for a few more days. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Spidra and Uli: It is so weird. There must be a logic they're following but I cannot fathom it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for the support and kind words, all. I feel fortunate to still have my wallet. The window can be easily replaced and nothing of great value was taken. Just inconvenient. It did make me late for a date, but she was very flexible about changing plans and helping me out. We had a good time. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Boooo. At least you're safe. It's just a drag. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
bastards :( - Jonathan Disher
:( - chaz2b
:( - Alix May
:( :( - DigitalAptech
That sucks. Sorry to hear. - Just another Bubba
They didn't take your garage door opener, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Dude that sucks. =( - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
That's awful...I'm so sorry Stephen.... - furrworld
Sorry to hear this. :-( - YvonneM
:( that sucks - Sir Shuping is just sir
Curtis, nah, I don't have a garage or an opener. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jerks! I'm sorry this happened to you, Stephen. I know how it feels. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Damn :((( - Iain Baker
Whut. Not cool. - Steven Perez
I'd be extra vigilant around the house. If you think they looked at your wallet at all, they might have your address. - vicster.
Good grief! :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
bogus... though now I'm hella curious what lucky lady scored a date with The Mack. - t-ra needs this place
Noooo! :( - Ross Miller
Argh, bad, bad :) - ⓒⓔⓐ банит
That blows!! Sorry!! - Georgia
Not cool, though I'm glad your wallet was left intact. I'm intrigued as to why someone wouldn't steal cash. Spidra's insights are fascinating. - Corinne L
Vicster, good thinking and I had the same worry. Fortunately my brother-in-law is living with me and is there during the hours I'm not there, so I'm not too worried. - Stephen Mack
T-Ra: :)))) - Stephen Mack
Just got off the phone with my Farmers agent (my friend Al, a great guy and long-time family friend), who arranged for a glass company to come out today at noon to TiVo to clean out the glass and replace the window. I do have a small deductible, but he arranged a discount, so my out-of-pocket cost will be under $100 to get this taken care of. Could be worse! - Stephen Mack
Corinne and Spidra: The hard part for me to understand still is when someone causes hundreds of dollars of damage (like when they smashed Spidra's radio) but only pockets items worth $20 or less. I guess that's why New Yorkers in the '80s and '90s would leave their cars unlocked and/or post "no radio in car" signs. - Stephen Mack
Perhaps they were looking for drugs? - Todd Hoff
ouch ,.. they must be just vandels.. if they had taken Wallet and cash.. then thats a bigger felony - Peter Dawson
What a lousy thing to happen! Sorry to hear it. - Son of Groucho
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Damn. Maybe when they realized who they were stealing from they fled in terror. - Jim #teamFFrank from iPhone
It's true I know martial arts. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now I'm hearing Keanu Reeves saying "I know kung fu." hee hee - Corinne L
حاجی ینی شما هم تایید میکنید خبرهای صدا و سیمای حاجی ضرغامی مبنی بر نبود امنیت در غرب وحشی؟ این حقیر به نمایندگی از کاربران فارسی زبان تارنمای وزین خوراک دوست از شما دعوت میکنم تا چند صباحی را به ایران آمده و در زیر سایه امنیت رژیم عزیز زندگی کنید. بزرگوار دلهای ما با شماست. - حاجی تراکمه
Um, HELLO?!?! I'd like to hear more about this DATE you mentioned! :) - Lisa L. Seifert
and he thought he slipped that by everyone. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg, I noticed that T-Ra noticed. :) - Stephen Mack
Mark: Thanks, yeah, I took a close look at all my bank and credit card sites today. - Stephen Mack
Terakmeh, I think you invited me to try living in Iran for a while if I want to live with security? Very kind of you, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Peter Dawson
Opps ...I slipped up on one of my old British style school days vernacular's !! :(- I told someone "why do you always come at the fag end of things" ... well old habits die hard..
its an idiom "the last part of a period of time, usually the least interesting or least exciting part" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+fag... - Peter Dawson
the other two that generally slip by me is "cock up" and "shut your gob" .. - Peter Dawson
I've heard fag-end in the sense Peter used it. End of a cigarette is the butt or stub. - Pete's Got To Go
@Pete, yes Fag= cigg. in late school days that how we called it. - Peter Dawson
@Slippy , Cor Blimey !! - Peter Dawson
Actually this happened in one of my meetings.. it kinda just slipped out to co-worke !! In in the Canada , it could be misconstrued as a HR issue . !! - Peter Dawson
Sarah G.
Take a minute and look at this pretty picture of a local snowy owl watching a CN train go by http://indianadunesbirding.fil...
Take a minute and look at this pretty picture of a local snowy owl watching a CN train go by http://indianadunesbirding.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/rodney-ervin-snowy-2.jpg
oh so canadian - jambina
oh this Snowy Owl has made some Bird Enthusiastic gor crazy - Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson
Ok its Oscar Time.. Whats your fav choice for Best movie, actor and actress ?
mov => 12yrs a slave, Best actor = >Chiwetel Ejiofor and Actress = > Sandra Bullock - Peter Dawson
Iain Baker
The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete' | Football | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete' | Football | theguardian.com
"In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 32 years later, he has yet to awake" - Iain Baker from Bookmarklet
Wow thats really sad. I never know about this case.. Thanks for sharing ! - Peter Dawson
Amazing that the hospital cannot contribute more after their malpractice. Elsewhere after a successful lawsuit there would have been funds to cover a professional nurse and care, rather than rely on the wife. - Nils Sandin
so sad - VALZONE#SCREWED
Morton Fox
Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/news...
Behaviorists: Dogs feel no shame despite the look - SFGate
"LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about. Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look — head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy — is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier." - Morton Fox from Bookmarklet
Hahaha I always thought they did - Shevonne
well all animals have no shame.. no animal ever blushes !! - Peter Dawson
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