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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography from Nikon - http://www.nikonusa.com/en...
Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography from Nikon
"Birds. They don't pose, they perch. Mostly they eat. Then they look for more to eat. They fly some, too. All of the above is from a photographer's perspective. Ornithologists will tell you a different tale, but here at Learn & Explore we have Matt McRay to talk about getting photos of members of the feathered community. Matt's images of birds appear to be rather casual, as if it were simply a matter of see the bird, photograph the bird. And in truth, some of his photos happen that way. But the majority are the result of knowledge of bird behavior and the planning and preparation that takes full advantage of that knowledge. Here's what we learned from The Matt McRay Method of Bird Photography:" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/2013...
33 Sci-Fi Stories by Philip K. Dick as Free Audio Books & Free eBooks | Open Culture
"Although he died when he was only 53 years old, Philip K. Dick (1928 – 1982) published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as the most literary of science fiction writers. His novel Ubik appears on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels, and Dick is the only science fiction writer to get honored in the prestigious Library of America series, a kind of pantheon of American literature. If you’re not intimately familiar with his novels, then you assuredly know major films based on Dick’s work – Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report. Today, we bring you another way to get acquainted with his writing. We’re presenting a selection of Dick’s stories available for free on the web. Below we have culled together 33 short stories from our two collections, 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices and 550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. The stories, it appears, are all in the public domain." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Yeah, as one comment suggests, about that "most literary of science fiction writers"... Maybe, maybe not. Some Gene Wolfe fans (just to name one) might argue with that... - Walt Crawford
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How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/apple...
How to make your own bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite USB install drive | Ars Technica
"It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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I was 99% sure those were pterodactyls. - Anika
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... I know what you mean, Anika. Up to 7.5 feet wingspan! I think it's amazing how different they look when landing compared to flying. - Son of Groucho
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23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween - http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespo...
23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween
23 Fun Ways To Scare Your Kids This Halloween
oddio quella della testa la faccio in ufficio, deciso! - sooshee
this would freak most people out - Halil
Thought I might try the head in the jar thing, but would need to find a suitable jar! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
large pickle jar from a Turkish shop should do the trick - Halil from fftogo
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Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Jenny Day!!! - Friar Will
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy day! - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Thank you, everyone! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Have a badass birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday, Jenny. I know I'm a few hours behind here but I hope you are still having a great day. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
It's Jenny Day! Yay! I hope you're having a great day! - vicster: full-bodied
Yay! Happy, happy Jenny Day!!! I'm so glad you were born! I, and MANY others!, could not imagine a world without you. :) - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
<3 - Alix May
Happy birthday!!!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Jenny! Celebrate! - Anne Bouey
I hope you had/have a very pleasant, happy day today, Jenny. - Glen Campbell
Happy Birthday!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday! - Son of Groucho
Happy knitty birthday, beautiful. <3 - Alix May
Happy You Day, Jenny! :D - Michael W. May
Happy birthday Lovely Libra! <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Yolanda
Thanks so much, everyone! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy bday! - imabonehead from Android
Happy Birthday, Jenny! - Brent Schaus
Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Belated happy day to you! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
gratulerer med dagen! - Halil
Takk takk! - Jenny H. from Android
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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Books | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Books | The Guardian
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"From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Ages since I've been in Inverness: bookshop looks well worth a visit! - Son of Groucho
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Here's a wee video about Isla Contoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch... The nearest place to Paradise I've come across... - Son of Groucho
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Victor Ganata
No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? - NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs...
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It's kind of crazy how contagious measles is. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, it's waaaaaay higher on my worries list for that exact reason. - Jennifer Dittrich
"Take, for example, measles. The virus is one of the most contagious diseases known to man. It's R0 sits around 18. That means each person with the measles spreads it to 18 people, on average, when nobody is vaccinated. (When everyone is vaccinated, the R0 drops to essentially zero for measles)." Thank god there's no one resisting vaccinations for children these days. - Steve C Team Marina
Useful article. - Son of Groucho
No so BTW Thanx anti-vaxxer crowd from a compromised immune system #partoftheherd - WarLord
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Mindfulness - Prof Mark Williams Lecture - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
An introduction to mindfulness by Mark Williams from Oxford University. - Son of Groucho
Eric - It's My Thing
Did you ever own a 45 record? If you did, name one.
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To my shame: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - The Carpenters. - Friar Will
Blondie - One Way or Another. Bought at the drug store in my grandma's town. I bought Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute at the same time. I bought them solely on the way the label looked (MCA and WB). - Eric - It's My Thing
Sure. My first 45s were my mom and aunt's old 45s from the '50s. Including a Sun 45 of "Great Balls of Fire". First 45 I received as a gift was "Fly, Robin, Fly". First 45rpm I bought with my own $ was "Walking on Thin Ice" by Yoko Ono (I bought plenty of LPs before that...but I was 15 before I bought a 45.) - Spidra Webster
Rock Around the Clock. Wake Up, Little Susie. Every Day. Peggy Sue. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Disco Duck. - Joe
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 (can't remember the B-side), The Beatles - Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever (mono), Tubby The Tuba... quite a few more, not including the fsckloads of "PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY" and/or "NOT FOR SALE" label-owned 45s i inherited from my maternal grandfather who was a radio engineer for WNBC and later WMCA in NY from the 30s til the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Wow, those WNBC era 45s must be quite the collection. - Eric - It's My Thing
"One Of My Turns" was the B-side to that PF single. yeah, there's some amazing stuff in his collection. also alot of his personal 78s in those boxes as well. too bad i no longer have a turntable that plays 78s! - Big Joe Silence
The first music I ever bought were two 45s. I Yam What I Yam by Robin Williams with He Needs Me by Shelly Duvall on the B side. Lady by Kenny Rogers. I bought them at Payless Drug Store. I must have been 6 years old. - Rodfather from Android
We have a whole bunch of them in the living room. I couldn't tell you what's on any of them. When I was kid? Damn...I know there was an EWF one. The hundreds of others? Never got to touch them. - Anika
Karma Kameleon. - bentley
"But Not Tonight" by Depeche Mode. Among others. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Some Hiphop 45s, Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator. Tone Loc - Wild Thing, Young MC - Bust a Move, Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (which got warped sitting in a hot car). - Eric - It's My Thing
True Blue by Madonna - limited edition blue vinyl. I still have it & all my 45s from the 70s & 80s. - Corinne L
The strangest one I own may be a European Hiphop group BVSMP - I Need You where the lyrics are split between the A side and B side. - Eric - It's My Thing
Half the 45s I bought were Doctor Who related, apparently. - bentley
Redbone "Come & Get Your Love" - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
So many 7 inches! It's the punk rock way. Or used to be anyhow. My first one? I think it was the Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen single? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
i still occasionally get 45s (both singles and EPs) in the post from current bands via friends. it's not a dead format! - Big Joe Silence
Janet Jackson - Control. - Jenny H. from Android
I hoard them like Pokemon. - kendrak from Android
I still have one. An aria and a duet from Händel's Messiah sung by Mom. - Uli
Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells) - Janet
My first 45 was American Pie. I had good taste even back then. - Glen Campbell
All By Myself--Eric Carmen. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I still do own a few. The first 45 I bought on my own (not pilfered from my mom's collection) was Sweet Home Alabama (I was going through a phase, I've since cured myself of it). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
So many to choose from: Cut The Cake by AWB comes to mind. - MoTO: Team Marina
When i was a lil kid I used the 45 to listen to the Fairy Tales using this http://www.ildeposito.it/img... - Xabaras (G.O.)
Back in the mid 80s, we had a jukebox filled with 45s. Luckily for us, the local Sound Warehouse had 45s, so finding party music was never a problem. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
I still have about 15 of my 45s. First one that came to mind is Minnie Riperton - Here We Go. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think my first 45 was Rocky Mountain High. My brother had the 45 for 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - it was in constant play. - Elizabeth Brown
Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones. - Son of Groucho
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. I still have all my 45's along with all of my parents' 45's. Love that stuff. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock was the first record I ever bought. I would have been 12. I can't remember what was on the flip side. - Ken Morley
I'm pretty sure the first 45 I got was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976. - Steele Lawman
Yes, Steele, that was the one we listened to incessantly. I also remember just where it developed a skip. Good times. - Mama Lawson
<3 mom. - Steele Lawman
The first one I ever bought was Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre in '77 or so.. My brother and I loved the song. But we hated the B-Side, Girl's School. - Stephen Mack
Panama/Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen - Brent Schaus
Passion by Bang The Drum. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I have tons of them. Just grabbing the first one (in the dark): Tequilla - The Champs / Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline - April Russo
My radio show right now is nothing but. - kendrak from Android
I'll name 3: Julian Lennon- Too Late For Goodbyes/Let Me Be, Tears for Fears- Shout/??, Power Station- Get It On/Go to Zero. And I'm pretty sure all three of them are either in our garage or my parent's basement! - Elena
Hound Dog Elvis and Tutti Fruiti Little Richard I'm a Man Bo Diddley - Ned Hamson
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Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model | Bored Panda - http://www.boredpanda.com/portrai...
Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model | Bored Panda
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"Renowned photographer Sandro Miller has worked together with legendary Hollywood A-Lister John Malkovich many times, but when Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, he had to do something special. So he, with Malkovich as his dashing unisex model, recreated some of those influential photographers’ most important portraits in a photo series called “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to photographic masters.” The series puts both Miller’s exceptional photography and Malkovich’s masterful acting talents front and center. Miller gets each amazing portrait’s lighting, mood and composition down perfectly, while Malkovich replicates the subject’s emotions and expressions so perfectly that the photos become nearly indistinguishable, regardless of the age or gender of the original subject. And it was all done without Photoshop!" - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model | Bored Panda - http://www.boredpanda.com/portrai...
Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model | Bored Panda - Son of Groucho
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The science behind the extraordinary vision of owls | MNN - Mother Nature Network - http://www.mnn.com/earth-m...
The science behind the extraordinary vision of owls | MNN - Mother Nature Network
"My, what amazing eyes you have! Owls are famous for their vision. With their ability to spot and capture tiny prey even on the darkest nights, it's no wonder that we're curious how they do it. Well, for starters, they don't have round eyeballs like us. Instead, they're elongated and held in place by "sclerotic rings," a bony structure in the skull. Owls do have binocular vision similar to humans, since they eyes are forward-facing, giving them (and us) a great ability to judge height, weight and distance. However while humans have a 180-degree field of view with about 140 degrees of it being binocular, owls only have a 110-degree field of view with about 70 degrees of binocular vision. What they lack in binocular vision they make up for in their legendary night vision and farsightedness. Owls.org writes, "The tubular shape also gives a comparatively large retina size that is packed full of light sensitive rods... The phenomenal light gathering properties of the owl's eye is further... more... - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Hoping the Scottish people make the right decision today. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what the right decision is! Wish us luck!
Good luck! Sealbh math dhuit! - Spidra Webster
Good Luck ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Lykke til! - Jenny H. from Android
Whatever happens, this has been a perfect execution of democracy in the raw. I think we can be proud of that. - Son of Groucho from iPhone
Tomorrow you'll wake up a Nordic man :) - Eivind
Good luck! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
I hope the result works out for the best. - John (bird whisperer)
Best of luck, whatever the path you take! - Jennifer Dittrich
Many thanks for the comments! Scotland has rejected indepence for now but the referendum has enabled vocalisation of deep dissastisfaction with the UK's political system that exists far beyond Scotland. Look out Westminster: the Facebook generation of the UK is coming to get you! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
Will you miss Alex? - Halil
I will, actually! I've never been a Scottish Nationalist and I can understand why some found him irritating but he has put a huge effort into the Yes Campaign. I think he is an intelligent man with principles: qualities I see in practically no Westminster politician of any party, sadly. - Son of Groucho from iPhone
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From http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico... Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods. At these hidden locations, you can swim in crisp mineral-rich waters in magical caves or under a jungle-framed sky and feel lost in another time. Cenotes are natural swimming holes formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock, which has revealed a secret subterranean world of groundwater pools. Most cave cenotes have fresh water that has been meticulously filtered by the earth, making them so clear and pure that you can see straight through to small fish frolicking in the plant life below. Open-air cenotes also have clear water, and often are home to vitamin- and mineral-rich algae that nourish and... more... - Son of Groucho
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...: The Mesoamerican ballgame or Ōllamaliztli in Nahuatl (Nahuatl pronunciation: /oːlːamaˈlistɬi/) was a sport with ritual associations played since 1,400 B.C.[1] by the pre-Columbian peoples of Ancient Mexico and Central America. The sport had different versions in different places during the millennia, and a newer more modern version of the game, ulama, is still played in a few places by the indigenous population.[2] The rules of Ōllamaliztli are not known, but judging from its descendant, ulama, they were probably similar to racquetball,[3] where the aim is to keep the ball in play. The stone ballcourt goals are a late addition to the game. In the most widespread version of the game, the players struck the ball with their hips, although some versions allowed the use of forearms, rackets, bats, or handstones. The ball was made of solid rubber and weighed as much as 4 kg (9 lbs), and sizes differed greatly over time or according to... more... - Son of Groucho
Fourth picture shows human sacrifice in connection with the ballgame at Chichen Itza. - Son of Groucho
Eivind
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years." - http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2014...
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years."
"The delusion by many on the left, that by trying to maintain the United Kingdom (the clue is in the name) they are fighting to preserve some sort of socialist internationalism, is an astonishingly persistent one, representing the ultimate triumph of hope over experience. The UK has always been an imperialist construct, set up to protect and further the interests of the rich. There was a brief period after the Second World War when it sought to be something more. The elites conned people into participating in the bloodbath of WW1 on the promise of ‘homes fit for heroes’ and the ‘patriots’ were rewarded with more slums, a depression, and hunger marches that met with only the indifference and hostility of the UK state. Then, the ordinary folks were shunted back into the line of fire to face the Nazis. Something fundamental did happen when we opened Hitler’s death camps at Auschwitz and Dachau, and our collective humanity was stirred. Moreover, people returned in the mood to fight for... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"A march towards democracy is a process, not a destination; it’s not solely about a ‘vote’ on September 18th, or any other vote. It’s not about politicians, including ‘Salmond’ (the bogey man who brought us free prescriptions, paid higher education fees, and protected the NHS from Labour and Conservative privatising trusts – that’s also the one who hasn’t led us into war in Iraq,... more... - Eivind
We live in interesting times! I've already sent my postal vote: I'll be in Barcelona on the day. - Son of Groucho
I support the Scots' independence if that's how they vote. But if they vote that way and weaken what remains of the union then I also support doing whatever we can as England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to boost our position at their expense, whether that's through refusing currency union, implementing punitive interest rate rules, encouraging (or not standing in the way of) the rest... more... - Mark H
Scottish Independence may be a positive for the rest of the UK but don't just bite off your nose to spite your face. - Eithne Herd
I didn't say anything about supporting actions to the detriment of what remains of the UK; I said I'd support actions that boosted our position at Scotland's expense. Very much as Scotland is considering now, in reverse. Quite frankly, taking any other position would be ludicrous. So, far from biting off the nose to spite one's face it would be more like waltzing into a Harley Street rhinoplasty specialist to get something fabulous done. - Mark H
At the moment the No Campaign seems to be irritating the Scots and I fear they are actually increasing the likelihood of a Yes. I followed my head and have already voted but I fear many will vote with their hearts. Lets just hope we can have an amicable divorce if the vote goes against the union. - Eithne Herd
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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...: Chichen Itza (/tʃiːˈtʃɛn iːˈtsɑː/,[1] Spanish: Chichén Itzá [tʃiˈtʃen iˈtsa], from Yucatec Maya: Chi'ch'èen Ìitsha' [tɕʰɨɪʼtɕʼeːn˧˩ iː˧˩tsʰaʲ];[2] "at the mouth of the well of the Itza") was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic. The archaeological site is located in the municipality of Tinum, in the Mexican state of Yucatán.[3] Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Mayallowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the... more... - Son of Groucho
Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing these. :) - Jenny H.
Thanks! More to come! - Son of Groucho from iPhone
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Had a problem with our telephone line that was fixed almost 2 days ago. We were told the broadband could take 3 days to get back to normal! I thought they were kidding, but connection is still pretty awful: can't stream videos at all, for example. Anyone know why this is?
Sadly, no. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Connection seems almost normal now. - Son of Groucho
Melly - #TeamMarina
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
congrats! - imabonehead
Happy anniversary! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Tamara J. B.
Happy anniversary! Any big plans? - Corinne L
We went out for dinner at the same place where we had our wedding reception :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy anniversary! - Anika
Sounds lovely! Here's to the next 11 years and beyond. - Corinne L
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The second picture, which I thought was either a jackal or a hyaena, is actually an African Wild Dog http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.... - Son of Groucho
Steve C Team Marina
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle - http://news.msn.com/world...
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle
"MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his team found the ancient cities of Lagunita and Tamchen on the Yucatan peninsula in April by examining aerial photographs of the region. Sprajc said the two cities reached their heyday in the Late and Terminal Classic periods (600-1000 AD). At each site, researchers found palace-like buildings, pyramids and plazas. One of the pyramids is almost 20 meters (65 feet) high. They also found a facade featuring a monster-mouth doorway, which probably marked one of the main entrances to the center of the city. Photographs from the sites showed stone pyramids jutting out from beneath dense foliage." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I love that we can still discover ancient cities. - Stephen Mack
And lost tribes. - Todd Hoff
Very interesting, having recently visited Chichen Itza and Coba in the Yucatan. - Son of Groucho
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Dr Kieran Sweeney - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Dr Kieran Sweeney talks about his patient journey. - Son of Groucho
Son of Groucho
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennagu...
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It's Brilliant
"WTF Renaissance is a delightful Twitter account that gives insight into what the people in old paintings might have been thinking." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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Humans need not apply - http://kottke.org/14...
"This video combines two thoughts to reach an alarming conclusion: "Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can't match" + "Economics always wins" = "Automation is inevitable." That's why it's important to emphasize again this stuff isn't science fiction. The robots are here right now. There is a terrifying amount of working automation in labs and wear houses that is proof of concept. We have been through economic revolutions before, but the robot revolution is different. Horses aren't unemployed now because they got lazy as a species, they're unemployable. There's little work a horse can do that do that pays for its housing and hay. And many bright, perfectly capable humans will find themselves the new horse: unemployable through no fault of their own." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
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Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Amit Patel
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman - http://www.thecoinsman.com/2014...
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
"This week I traveled to northeast China to check out a bitcoin mining operation. After being received at the airport, my contact drove me for nearly an hour to a part of the country more remote than I was expecting. This was my first time checking out a mining operation of this size, so I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I was definitely surprised by how off the beaten path it was." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Not only is this insane, but the author has no realization that it is insane, and his paean to libertarianism and capitalism at the end sounds like cloud cuckoo talk. Gold is irrational but at least it can be a paperweight. Paper money is irrational but at least you can wipe your ass with it. Bitcoin is literally nothing physical, the most irrational currency of all, and yet here's an operation spending $60k a month in electricity to generate irrational wealth. - Stephen Mack
Ain't humans strange? - Son of Groucho
To be fair, most of our government-backed currency is also stored as bits in computers. But the "government-backed" part is the thing. - Victor Ganata
Money is just one of those things not to think too deeply about. Otherwise the data streams collapse. - Todd Hoff
I just think about the resources used up to mine bit coins. It's so arbitrary. In my head it's equivalent to if tomorrow we declared that alligator teeth were worth millions apiece and people began tearing apart swamps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not as scalable :-) - Todd Hoff
Well, that is kind of how the stock market and real estate and consumerism works…. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think back to the beanie baby bubble … but at least you got some beanie babies out of it. - Amit Patel
Son of Groucho
Wildlife Wednesday: Endangered arapaima | Flickr Blog - http://blog.flickr.net/en...
Wildlife Wednesday: Endangered arapaima | Flickr Blog
"In this week’s photo selection, we’re taking a close look at the gigantic freshwater fish that’s a prized catch for Brazilian fishing communities of the Amazon River. “Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it’s hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways, according to a new study.” – excerpt from Amazon’s Biggest Fish Faces Threat of Extinction on Yahoo News." - Son of Groucho from Bookmarklet
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