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Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
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 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 Planken 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
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
Woohoo! - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
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 -
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
Steve C
Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today; look at me, I can be, centerfield.
Oh my heavens, how adorable!! - Janet
<3 Handsome little man! - Tamara J. B.
*dies of the cute* - Jenny H. from Android
d'awwww! A Southpaw? - vicster: full-bodied
awww - Shevonne
He'll make a wonderful Red Sox someday. ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
And Soup is off the Christmas card list - Steve C
Very very handsome little boy ya got there. - Spidra Webster
That's almost too much cute to handle, right there <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You already are kid. - Stanley Mathis
Monique Judge
I got promoted at work today, and I didn't even apply for it. I feel awesome right now.
YEAH BABY! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
\m/ - Bren from iPhone
Darien scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
Darien scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darien scheme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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"The colonization project that became known as the Darien Scheme or Darien Disaster[1] was an unsuccessful attempt by the Kingdom of Scotland to become a world trading nation by establishing a colony called "Caledonia" on the Isthmus of Panama on the Gulf of Darién in the late 1690s. From the outset, the undertaking was beset by poor planning and provision, weak leadership, lack of demand for trade goods, devastating epidemics of disease and increasing shortage of food. It was finally abandoned after a siege by Spanish forces in April 1700. As the Darien company was backed by between a quarter and half of all the money circulating in Scotland,[2] its failure left nobles, landowners – who had suffered a run of bad harvests – as well as town councils and many ordinary tradespeople[2] almost completely ruined and was an important factor in weakening their resistance to the Act of Union (completed in 1707). Although the scheme failed, it has been seen as marking the beginning of the... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
The area seems to be largely unoccupied still, so maybe Scotland will have a second go once they become independent again :) - Eivind from Android
I hope it goes through ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
I was preparing dinner. Em got scared by the tv. Josiah took charge <3
I was preparing dinner. Em got scared by the tv. Josiah took charge <3
ahhhh - Steve C
Steve C
Number 27 on list of things dad sucks at: Hats.
no one is good at hats. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Looks jaunty to me. - Steele Lawman
He gets jaunty from me Lawman, or maybe just the lack of coordination to put on hats. - Steve C
Those cheeks! - Kristin
I can't get over how smiley he is! - Soup in a TARDIS
Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin -
Eurozine - Do not trust economists! - Lukasz Pawlowski, Tomás Sedlácek, Marcin Serafin
"Treat economists like any religious minority, says Tomas Sedlacek. Grant them the right to say whatever they believe and the right to gather. But always be sceptical of the stories they tell. Just take the invisible hand of the market: it's plain wishful thinking, like a prayer." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
One (count 'em) economist (I forget their name and gender) predicted the (possibility of something akin to, but not necessarily on the scale of the actual) global economic meltdown before the fact. He (or she, possibly it, but definitely not they) is the exception that literally (yes, literally) proves the rule. - Slippy: Rebooting
Fascinating! - Son of Groucho
Scoble, Alex Scoble
Facebook is down, but friendfeed is up...the end times are nigh!
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How am I going to send out my batsignal? - Iain Baker
Is it just me , or is Facebook down a helluva lot recently? - Son of Groucho
LB's 10:19pm Name Change
*waves hands* Pay no attention to the book truck full of stuff. - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
I KNEW IT. IT'S A TARDIS. - Steven Perez from Android
I should have taken pix of the full recycling bin. :) - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
MAN took the dare and wore the kilt at the wedding! You go boy!
Woohoo! What's on his socks?? - Melly
The socks and kilt belong to a friend. The socks are red plaid. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Andrew C (✔)
All I want is financial security, liberty, creative fulfillment, a lifelong soulmate connection, fame, and a mile-long yacht or airship.
and a pony. - Greg GuitarBuster
looks good to me - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Five out of six ain't bad. - Steven Perez from Android
Victor Ganata
So I tried that thing where you type "[your name] is" into the Google search box and see what autocomplete comes up with, and my favorite is "Victor is the real monster"
Life is a soap opera. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Among mine is: "Brent is Manila" :) - Brent Schaus
"Betsy is broken." - Betsy
"Jaclyn is a soccer goalie" (She is? Ah, looks to be a widely copied probability question). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Auto complete gave me nothing. :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oops: misunderstood the instructions, left off the "is." Even so, after "is that you" it's mostly Disney stuff, I guess because there's an "is" in Disney. - Walt Crawford
I was rewatching Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I giggled at "Walt sent me." - Betsy
not an alien, gay, awesome, a garden gnome - Greg GuitarBuster
I'm likely to leave the store. - Marie
I'm cooking. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I get nothing either, it corrects my name to "Melissa" - Melly
Corrects my name to "curtis" and then I get "curtis is on the case", "curtis is booger", "curtis is a" and "jade curtiss is awesome" (the only one that keeps my name spelled the way it should be). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
kevin is love kevin is life - Kevin Johnson
Steven Perez
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Good morning, FriendFeed.
Planning my next vacation. :) - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good morning. - John (bird whisperer)
oooh, take me! take me! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good morning, John. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, pretty Tamara. I'll bring an extra board. :) - Steven Perez
Dude ....surfs up Mr. B - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
شب بخیر - alireza6211
Surf's up, Val! :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, Anne. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning, ali. :) - Steven Perez
beech bunneh! - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Big Kahuna Barry! :) - Steven Perez
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Got my ring back safe & sound! A great mom saved it knowing it wasn't a toy. I can breathe easier but now I need a better storage solution!
a lock box that requires a two key system and a retinal eye scan - Sir Shuping is just sir
Eye scans can be tricked. I need some Mission Impossible type vault up in here. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Just wear all the rings. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
So glad you got it back! Thank goodness for great, savvy moms :D - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm glad too! I'm taking that ring and another to get the "grips" on the stones tightened. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephen Mack
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link] -
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
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From the Wiki article: "To help promote Mandatory Fun in social media circles, Yankovic produced eight music videos for the album; one was revealed each day starting on July 14, 2014, a day prior to the album's release. Yankovic commented that 'there is no more music television' as there was in the past, and that 'the Internet [...] is the new MTV' that operates continuously. He took the idea that promoting a new video for eight continuous days 'would make an impact because people would be talking about the album all week long.' [...] The music video aspect of Yankovic's songs had been a past part of his success, but for Mandatory Fun RCA Records opted not to fund production of any videos. Instead, Yankovic turned to various social media portals including Funny or Die and CollegeHumor which he had worked with in the past; these sites helped to cover the production costs to allow Yankovic to make the videos with Yankovic foregoing any ad revenue from the videos. Yankovic chose to... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The first music video debuted on July 14, featuring the song "Tacky". Produced by Nerdist Industries, the one-shot video features Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, and Yankovic dressed in tacky clothes and dancing purposely poorly while lip-synching to the song reflecting on the song's lyrics about a person who brags on about his obnoxious... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Monday, July 14, "Tacky" (Parody of Pharrell's "Happy") (from Nerdist) - Stephen Mack
Also: Thursday, July 17, "Tacky" (live on Conan) (from Team Coco) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Word Crimes' features kinetic typography created by Jarrett Heather, reflecting the song's theme of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation." - Stephen Mack
2. Tuesday, July 15, "Word Crimes" (Parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines") (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
3. Wednesday, July 16, "Foil" (Parody of Lorde's "Royals") (from College Humor) - Stephen Mack
More: " 'Foil''s video, produced in conjunction with CollegeHumor, shows Yankovic as a host of a cooking show obsessing on the use of aluminium foil, slowly descending into conspiracy theories; it also includes guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. - Stephen Mack
More: "'Handy' was released through Yahoo! Screen's 'Sketchy' channel, and is presented in the style of a late-night informercial with Yankovic performing as a residential general contractor; the video also includes Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, and Ted Hollis." - Stephen Mack
4. Thursday, July 17, "Handy" (Parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy") (from Yahoo Sketchy) -- reposted by a random individual on YouTube at - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Sports Song' plays to the song's theme, featuring Yankovic along with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers band performing a routine on a football field during the song; the video was directed by Yankovic with Andrew Bush and Brad Schulz and produced in conjunction with Funny or Die." - Stephen Mack
5. Friday, July 18: "Sports Song" (from FunnyOrDie) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for "First World Problems" was directed by Liam Lynch, and shows Yankovic, posing as a 'pretentious jerk' wearing a 'douchey blonde wig,' over-reacting to minor annoyances of a well-off lifestyle." - Stephen Mack
6. Saturday, July 19: "First World Problems" (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: 'Lame Claim to Fame' is a stop-motion video directed by animator Tim Thompson, using a scrapbooking approach to show the protagonist's passing ties with various celebrities. Among the cut-outs of celebrities named in the song, the video includes pictures of Dr. Demento, the radio host that helped Yankovic's rise to popularity." - Stephen Mack
7. Sunday, July 20: "Lame Claim to Fame" (from alyankovic) - Stephen Mack
More: "The final video released was for 'Mission Statement,' and was produced by TruScribe, featuring time-lapse drawings relating to the song's lyrics on a white board. The video took about 10 months to create." - Stephen Mack
"Handy" was July the 17th according to the wiki. Sports Song the 18th, and First World Problems the 19th. - NOT THE CRICKET
8. Monday, July 21: "Mission Statement" (Parody of Graham Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") (from WSJ via Vevo) [YouTube URL for Mission Statement forthcoming, I don't think it's been published there yet] - Stephen Mack
"Word Crimes" is definitely my favorite. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jimminy -- I corrected the dates above. - Stephen Mack
For me, it's a toss-up between "Word Crimes" and "Foil" :) - Brent Schaus
The co-branding I find fascinating. - Stephen Mack
And using a CSN melody for "Mission Statement"? Stroke of genius, imo. - Brent Schaus
I haven't watched that one yet. :) Tonight! - Stephen Mack
The big downside to his strategy of peppering his eight videos across different sites is that it's tough to find them all. Yesterday I was at a friend's house and we were searching YouTube (via the TiVo app) trying to watch them all, and missed half of them. It'll also be interesting to see if some of the better videos don't get as many views because of which account or site was used to post/promote, or if some of the more marginal videos get more views because of the traffic of the originating site. - Stephen Mack
labels (not just RCA) refusing to bankroll promotional stuff is a pretty common occurrence. has been for ages and ages. they sure want a cut of any profits made, tho! #LittleRedHen - Big Joe Silence
The album has hit #1 on Billboard: (via Andy Baio, - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Controversy over a word used in Word Crimes: - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The distribution strategy was because he wanted to see the videos made. Edit: I Are Cannot Reed. - NOT THE CRICKET
Is that... are you parachuting? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Not parachuting, no. Standing underneath the Panic Plunge , which I road shortly after pic. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
A Turkish Town Where Baklava Beckons - -
A Turkish Town Where Baklava Beckons -
A Turkish Town Where Baklava Beckons -
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I want them :) - moreya
Best breakfast option for vegan in Turkey :) - Mahdi
Bunu yiyip fezaya çıkıyoruz - püsünklet from iPhone
kahvalti da tatli mi yenir ya ıyy. - seyif
Baklava vegan deyil tereyağı var bi kere içinde u.u - Willbedone Bythattime
baklava yiyip müslüman olan arkadaşlarım var, dikkat! - Laleña
I can't understand what you say, but baklava is delicious anyway :) - Mahdi
وای...خداااااا:) - مریم
Ooyyhhşşşşşşşşşş - Boz Ayı
Mahdi, baklava has loads of butter in it, so its not vegan (that's what Willbedone said and that's right) - akaşa
Thank you akaşa for the translation. I know that and even some chefs using egg in baklava. I have asked the chef before to buy baklava whether they used egg or butter. - Mahdi
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @wired: Here's an unbelievable thing that actually exists in the world: The satanic leaf-tailed gecko
RT @wired: Here's an unbelievable thing that actually exists in the world: The satanic leaf-tailed gecko
Amazing! - Son of Groucho
I read the entire article before I finally "saw" the one in this photo. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts - The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts -
The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts - The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts
The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts - The Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts
"Cuneiform writing was invented some 5000 years ago in southern Iraq for the purpose of keeping accounts - and for the next few hundred years book-keeping remained its sole use. The last datable cuneiform tablet, also from southern Iraq, is an astronomical diary for the year 75 CE. For the three millennia spanning the rise and fall of cuneiform writing, and arguably for some time after, numeracy was an inseparable and essential part of literate culture throughout the Middle East." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"While the vast majority of cuneiform tablets contain numerical data, written by professional scribes, a smaller number are the outcome of teaching, learning, or communicating mathematical techniques or ideas as part of scribal education. This website presents transliterations and translations of around a thousand published cuneiform mathematical tablets; a similar number await decipherment and analysis in museums around the world." - Maitani
LOL! ... "Is it wrong to eat a blueberry muffin if it looks just like your dog?"
Possibly... - Shannon - GlassMistress
Made me chuckle! - Anne Bouey
Such treat. Very mimetic. Wow. - Pete
Victor Ganata
The adjective form of "gas" is "gassy" but the adjective form of "pus" most commonly used in medical documentation is "purulent", for reasons you can probably guess.
I know this because of the Tourniquet album "Gelatinous Tubercles of Purulent Ossification" - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
LOL - Jenny H. from Android
I blame the Big Cat lobby. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ken Morley
It's like watching Rocky IV - Greg GuitarBuster
Sometimes you gotta know when to quit. - Ken Morley
Well if Rocky keeps getting back up, who really wins? - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Stephen Mack
I cook pretty much the exact same thing every Sunday after the Mountain View farmer's market trip: Soy-sauce-marinated baked chicken, steamed broccoli, stir-fried oyster mushrooms, and corn if it's in season. We often pick up a pie as well.
We'd love to have you and your wife over, Prof. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh and tonight I made an heirloom tomato and basil salad, too. But the kids don't touch that, so it was just for my brother-in-law and me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sounds like a meal worthy of repetition. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Mark H
Little Miss Pink Eye.
Little Miss Pink Eye.
It hasn't affected her tongue. - Melly
Oh good, that would be gross :P - Meg VMeg
Ha! - Melly
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
RT @brainwise: Party Spock.
RT @brainwise: Party Spock.
Someone needs to make a dubstep or trap remix of the "Amok Time" battle music, stat! - Victor Ganata
BTW, earwormmed myself with that post. "Everyday I'm shufflin'" - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Bahahaha, looks like that drill is going into my head! - Melly
اوووف - حوسین
Is that good or bad? - Melly
good - حوسین
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