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DB, Lil LB's Dad
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
Desktop Engineering position at a national health insurance provider. I'm so pumped! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
I have to say I'm very impressed with the Nashville IT job market. We've been here just under 2 months. I started a temporary contract position less than 3 weeks after moving here and have a permanent (well temp to perm but I'm already claiming the perm position) within 7 weeks. I feel very blessed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you work in IT and need a new job/change of scenery you should strongly consider the Nashville area. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Anika
Should we interpret the "Snoopy Dance" as a clue as to who the national health insurance provider is, or is that just a red herring? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Congratulations! - Betsy
Definitely a red herring (unintentional) in this instance. Hadn't even made the connection until now to be honest. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think I find this so gratifying because it provides a much needed confidence boost career-wise for me. It's nice to have someone look at your education/experience/body of work/potential for growth and be willing to give you an opportunity to show what you've got. I feel like I was pigeon holed for years first in dead end call center/help desk jobs and more recently in desktop support... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congrats! - LB: Unable to Can from Android
Lol. Thanks Laura. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Now I have a week and a half off to finish getting the remnants of our move erased from this house. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Anika
Adults envious of awesome kids-only drawing aquarium - http://www.dramafever.com/news...
Adults envious of awesome kids-only drawing aquarium
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"The Sketch Aquarium is a project by Team Lab, a creative ultra technologist group, and it makes you wish you could be a kid again. This project lets children draw and color in their own fish or whatever other sea creature they want, and then they laser scan them and release the fish into their virtual aquarium, where the drawings come to life in the water. All the different types of sea creatures created by the kids give the aquarium a colorful and happy, bouncy kind of vibe, and the kids get to have the greatest time in the world." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Mahdi
Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi - My Modern Met - http://www.mymodernmet.com/profile...
Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi - My Modern Met
Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi - My Modern Met
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رونشوت به آقای مایری - Primavera
Steve and 4 other people
RT @JamesFallows: Scottish turnout super high in part because *every vote counts equally*. Reason #625 to dump Electoral College in US.
Mebbe, but I doubt if our turnout would go up appreciably if we dumped the Electoral College for most elections. Apathy is apathy. If we had a vote in California about seceding from the U.S., I bet California's turnout would be record-breaking too. - Stephen Mack
Quite. Here in the UK, we've been voicing our disgust with the whole system by staying away from the polling booths and saying "We choose not to vote because you're ALL equally shit for different reasons". The parties have all ignored us. Only now that a couple of million Scots turned out and voted to keep things exactly as they are have the parties responded with "We get it, England wants change." I want some of whatever drugs our politicians are on. - Slippy
Of course, some of that apathy is deliberately encouraged. It's not like we deliberately set aside time as a society to do this, or expect that work or commerce should briefly halt to see it accomplished. Polling places are often extraordinarily inconvenient for large parts of the population, portions of which are at massive disadvantage when attempting to even register to vote. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, it's a good point. I'd love to see us implement a national voting day holiday (which other countries have had for years). - Stephen Mack
Certain segments of the political spectrum encourage apathy with such statements as "they're all the same" etc and by making voting a more arduous task then it needs to be.... Make Sunday polling day and tell them that football doesn't start tell the votes are tally'ed.... - WarLord
I'd love to see a voting holiday (a real holiday, as in only emergency personnel have to work, and people get paid leave) as well as a lot more polling places (with special emphasis on currently underserved areas, like reservations and very poor neighborhoods.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I support Stephens call for a national drinking^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H voting holiday! (which is apparently how some folks in countries with such holidays respond... :/ ) - Ken Gidley
A holiday is interpreted as a "travel and get away" day. So that would conflict with voting. - Louis Gray
We vote on a Saturday. Works for us. - Johnny from iPhone
You vote on a Saturday? How do you get people to show up? They can't put a TV show on Saturdays. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Also, voting is done at almost every public school (close, easily accessible by public transport), there is pre-polling options like electoral officers taking voting stations to nursing homes and hospitals. - Johnny from iPhone
Eric. We have compulsory voting (which I wholeheartedly support) but they also have a sausage sizzle and jam stores so you do it on the way out or back from your weekend stuff and grab a snack. - Johnny from iPhone
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Amit Patel
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge
Sounds awesome - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It was really awesome. Matt and Nelson were there too! - Brian Fitzpatrick
непростые коротышки
This Drivable #Car Was Just #3D Printed In 44 Hours http://read.bi/1s71g57
This Drivable #Car Was Just #3D Printed In 44 Hours http://read.bi/1s71g57
44 hours is not that bad, provided you start when you want. - непростые коротышки
Print me some gasoline and we are good to go! - Steele Lawman
I guess Li-ion or Li-po accumulators and electric motor are not that deficit or am I wrong? - непростые коротышки
^ Lithium is indeed an expensive and hard-to-find metal. Not of the hardcore 'unobtainium' kind, but rather of 'China-controls-most-deposits' kind. - 9000
@9000 fast rewind to recent thread -> http://ff.im/1kfX1T - непростые коротышки
^ good to know! - 9000
Колеса сразу накачанные печатаются? - birdwatcher from Android
^ нет, но насос тоже можно напечатать! - 9000
Jessie
I Was An Extra On The Sleepy Hollow Set, And Here's What I Learned - http://io9.com/i-was-a...
I Was An Extra On The Sleepy Hollow Set, And Here's What I Learned
"Action! The AD walks up behind my co-visitors, leans in DURING THE SCENE and whispers, "OK after he's done talking, just walk in front of the camera." I instinctually decline. He smiles and says, "OK, now." The silent club becomes a reverberating nightmare echo chamber of my shoes clomping around. I walk past the two actors mid-scene with a look that my cat gives when she's leaning back to bite me. "Maybe you'll be a wipe," someone suggests. I'm sorry, America." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Hah that was hilarious. "Action! Another journalist sits a few spaces down the bar from me, this clever devil has developed cues and interactions with other extras far beyond my own. His character mutely gestures to the lovely co-ed at the bar, asking her if she'd like a drink. She declines. He continues this pantomime every, single, take. It's the Groundhog Day of rejection. " - Steve C Team Marina
http://io9.com/i-did-i... "[Ichabod] smells of flannel and lavender. I AM NOT JOKING." *runs off to buy scented candles* - Jessie
*breathes in* - Katy S from iPhone
Sean McBride
Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming - environment - 17 September 2014 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming - environment - 17 September 2014 - New Scientist
"It just gets bigger. The extent of the sea ice around Antarctica has hit a record high – for the third year running. Counter-intuitively, global warming is responsible." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
ula$ ツ
Tiny German Shepherd Grows Up To Be A Big Dog (2 pics) - http://acidcow.com/pics...
Tiny German Shepherd Grows Up To Be A Big Dog (2 pics)
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Shevonne
pbsthisdayinhistory: Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts. Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers,... - http://dcfemella.com/post...
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Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery
 
On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.
 
Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.
 
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
 
PBS Black Culture Connection invites you to learn 10 interesting facts about Harriet Tubman.
 
Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)
Louis Gray
Our water use is down 40% year over year, due in part to going with Rachio for our smart sprinkler system. We're also down about 60% from two years ago. More to do, but the right direction. http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
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We went 54k gallons over a 60 day period in 2012 to 24k this year. Our kids still take too many baths, and we do too much laundry, but the trajectory is good. - Louis Gray
We too have been cutting back on water usage. In completely unrelated news, we had to have 17 trees taken out this summer. :( Oh, wait, that's not completely unrelated, is it? :( - Amit Patel
Our well is producing a few gallons a day per person. Around here the water truckers have been overwhelmed with business since june as wells have run dry. We're using bottled water and eating off paper plates. #prayforrain #sacrificepeopleforrain - Todd Hoff
Looking at the data makes me feel like we're still using a ton of water, but unless we never bathe or wash clothes, we're hard pressed to take it dramatically lower. - Louis Gray
That's 12K gallons a month? That's 400 gallons a day. With 4 people that's 100 gallons per person per day. Which is average. So that's very good progress. Good work. Using no water landscaping is a good next step. That will be coming soon enough for everyone. Without better monitoring data it's hard to go that next step in reducing usage. Here are some more water savings tips: http://friendfeed.com/toddh.... - Todd Hoff
Aldercroft Heights is now rationing to 50 gallons per household per day. - Todd Hoff
@todd, but we have five people. :) - Louis Gray from Android
It's extreme, but you can give one away to a family of 3. - Todd Hoff
Maitani
Life Is Random: Biologists now realize that “nature vs. nurture” misses the importance of noise http://tm.durusau.net/?p=56319
"Is our behavior determined by genetics, or are we products of our environments? What matters more for the development of living things—internal factors or external ones? Biologists have been hotly debating these questions since shortly after the publication of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Charles Darwin’s half-cousin Francis Galton was the first to try to understand this interplay between “nature and nurture” (a phrase he coined) by studying the development of twins." - Maitani
Jessie
Here's Why Longsword Fighting Is Now A Popular Sport - http://io9.com/heres-w...
Here's Why Longsword Fighting Is Now A Popular Sport
"If you love sword battles in your fantasy films, then this emerging sport may be perfect for you. Called longsword fighting, it's a revival of a once-forgotten ancient skill. There's been a renewed interest in what enthusiasts call historical European martial arts, or HEMA. It includes such things as grappling and several types of swordfighting. But it's the longsword that's getting much of the attention." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I found your activity to replace reading! - Jessie
I'm still holding out for jousting for Soup - Steve C Team Marina
I've wanted so badly to learn how to sword fight! - Jenny H. from Android
Dude, I'd rock at jousting. - Soup in a TARDIS
Sean McBride
Warmest August on Record, Global Warming Continues – Greg Laden's Blog - http://scienceblogs.com/greglad...
"According to data just updated by NASA, last August was the warmest August for the entire instrumental data record, which begins in 1881. This has been something of a mixed year but overall warm. Of the 134 years for which there are data, the coolest month this year so far was February, at 17th place, with July also being cool, at 11th place. Keep in mind this is over 134 years. For the months of January through August, there are no one-digit ranks (1 through 8) prior to 1989, inclusively, and you don’t really start getting consistent “top ten” ranks until 1998." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Hahahaha now who has to use obscure blogs ? Global August 2014 Report: http://nsstc.uah.edu/climate/ - Eric Logan
This story is all over the Internet: [Google News; global warming august 2014 https://www.google.com/search...] - Sean McBride
I don't care where it's reported. The raw data says it's BS. RSS. http://data.remss.com/msu... - Eric Logan
Just out of curiosity which entry on your search parameter meets your previously stated criteria as reputable science publications. Think Progress ? You should just take Greg's word for it source watcher. LMAO. Greg Laden is a biological anthropologist and science communicator. His research has covered North American prehistoric and historic archaeology and African archaeology and human ecology. He is an OpenSource and OpenAccess advocate. - Eric Logan
This new story (it's less than a few hours old) has been reported so far in Huffington Post, Seattle Weekly, Climate Central, AccuWeather and Think Progress. I took a quick glance at reader comments for informed pushback -- haven't noticed any yet. I am waiting to see how the leading scientific publications cover it over the next few days and weeks. - Sean McBride
Give it a few years till they homogenize historical raw data. ;) - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Haha. Gavin Schmidt has picked up the baton for James Hansen. He took 12 days longer than everyone else and runs counter to the others, but there you have it. GISS http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp... - Eric Logan
# Eric Logan quotes on climate science 1. Hahahaha 2. LMAO 3. Haha - Sean McBride
Meanwhile, the latest reporting on this story: https://www.google.com/search... - Sean McBride
It's just as funny today as it was yesterday and it's a full 1/2 degree higher than any other data set. your trusted sources method are still conspicuously absent. "This result is apparently at odds with satellite measurements of the global tropospheric temperature calculated by the University of Alabama in Huntsville and by US firm remote Sensing Systems. Both these data sets showed... more... - Eric Logan
The divergence between the data sets is larger than the observed warming during the satellite era "pre pause" in other words the 1979-98 average. Truly laughable. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Enrique está perdido en la niebla. - Sean McBride
Sean, creo que hemos jugado a este juego antes. - Eric Logan
Also Sean it's a moot point because today @climateofgavin just adjusted it down on GISS so that August 2014 is no longer the hottest even according to NASA. Pure comedy. It's + .68 anomaly today. http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Still looking for informed pushback on this story: https://www.google.com/search... - Sean McBride
Where are your reputable science links ? Mission accomplished. The echo chamber repeats information like it's factual the facts are on this thread. The scientific pushback got @climateofgavin to adjust the GISS by .02 which was enough to make it the hottest August according to GISS for a day. It's still .49 divergence from the other data sets. Winter is coming and it's an El Niño year. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Historically UAH runs hotter than GISS during El Niño years which makes the divergence odder. Google it for yourself. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
My mind works differently than yours, Eric -- I am looking for informed discussion on this latest datapoint which places it in the context of *all* relevant datapoints. That conversation should begin to develop over the next few weeks. - Sean McBride
Joe
Joe
There is some guy who contacted me who I strongly suspect thinks I am the Joe Kraus who is with Google Ventures. Should I string him along? Or, let him know that I am not that other guy? The thing is, I like the idea behind his beta project/startup. It could be worth Millions, but I don't have much to invest.
he got the wrong guy, it's on him. I say string him along. - RepoRat
Jean-Marc Liotier
On a US mailing list, about Scotland: "an oil rich nation being repressed by a despotic monarchy, why the hell haven't we invaded already ?"
фке ьшккщк
Is This The First Example Of Truly 'Beautiful' Wearable Tech? - Slip dress from a fibre optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs emits an ethereal glow - #fashionthat - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
Is This The First Example Of Truly 'Beautiful' Wearable Tech? -  Slip dress from a fibre optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs emits an ethereal glow - #fashionthat
Is This The First Example Of Truly 'Beautiful' Wearable Tech? -  Slip dress from a fibre optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs emits an ethereal glow - #fashionthat
Steve C Team Marina
Flesh-colored uniforms land women cyclists in hot water - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/sports...
Flesh-colored uniforms land women cyclists in hot water - LA Times
"The women who ride for a Colombian cycling team are continuing to draw criticism for their provocative flesh-colored uniforms. On Monday, the president of the international cycling federation called Bogota Humana's unusual fashion statement "unacceptable by any standard of decency."" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Here's another picture of them on stage: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports... -- the coach's expression leads me to wonder if he's responsible. - Stephen Mack
Oh damn Stephen that does look like the case in that picture. - Steve C Team Marina
"flesh colored"... *checks*... nope - MoTO: Team Marina
^^^ :-) - Brian Johns
Cristo
In 2009 iPad didn’t have enough functionality (e.g. multi-tasking UI). In 2014 Apple Watch has too much functionality and isn’t standalone.
Of course, that doesn't mean it won't sell well. But it could still be better (and even sell better). - Cristo
For a version 1, I give them a B+. It's more enticing (to me at least) than I expected. It's one of those things that I suspect could become very important to me. - Stephen Mack
I'm with you Stephen. Seems better than I expected, but room for improvement. I think version 3 will be pretty awesome though. - Ken Gidley
The lack of standalone functionality is the biggest drawback for me, especially given that it's being billed as a fitness device (among many other things). Having to run with both a phone and a watch is more than a bit annoying. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
$350 for the watch. That is like the price when LED digital watches first came out in the 1970s. - Joe
Stephen, what is the one feature of the Apple Watch that most excites you? - Cristo
Drawing fishies. - NOT THE CRICKET
Damn Jimminy. You're right. That really is the killer application. - Cristo
Kevin, especially since their best new phone will be HUGE. :) - Cristo
Sharing heartbeats. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Really the health stuff. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Health stuff that works best when you're not exercising. - Cristo
Well, I like the idea of a "it's time to stand up now" reminder (wish Fitbit had that). And I've been interested in a heart rate monitor while running for a while. I love Fitbit and will keep using them, but I'm definitely interested in seeing what Apple has to offer. - Stephen Mack
If you want a heart rate monitor, and a GPS, complete with lots of other running features, you should check out the Garmin Forerunner 620. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US... Or you could just walk around and share your heart rate with Louis. ;) - Cristo
But that Forerunner you link to is $400! For $50 less, don't I get all the same functionality plus whatever other apps end up being useful? (I liked the Astronomy watch face in the demo.) - Stephen Mack
Also, because I love all of you on FF, here's some heartbeat sharing: .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. - Stephen Mack
I'm going to buy an Apple Watch, but I'm probably not going to wear an Apple Watch. ;) - Cristo
Heh. I may wear it only when running. On the other hand, I used to enjoy not wearing a watch, and didn't think I would like wearing a Fitbit on my wrist, but it turns out I have liked having it. - Stephen Mack
Are you planning to run with your 5.5" iPhone? - Cristo
It is hard to tell what the watch can do without the phone, but this page implies you won't need it: http://www.apple.com/watch... -- "Music. Control the music on your iPhone without taking it out of your pocket. And when you leave iPhone at home to go for a jog, listen to music directly on Apple Watch." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It seems like it relies on the iPhone for GPS coordinates. " Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can... more... - NOT THE CRICKET
Stephen, check out the Wahoo Fitness Ticker X heart rate monitor. Works with BTLE or Ant+, your phone or something like the Garmin. Also has memory to record your HR data for hours standalone. - Ken Gidley from iPhone
^Interesting. I use the regular Wahoo Bluetooth HRM already. Didn't realize they have another one. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Kevin, it was just released this week. They have another, the Ticker Run, as well. - Ken Gidley
Shevonne
RT @inc: This is what the world's first 3D printed car looks like. http://www.inc.com/leigh-b... @LeighEBuchanan http://t.co/4cz8dpwESB
RT @inc: This is what the world's first 3D printed car looks like. http://bit.ly/Xpjwsr @LeighEBuchanan http://t.co/4cz8dpwESB
Benedicta
Photoshop Experts Hello Kitty-fy Masculine Superheroes With Sparkly Pink Costumes - 9GAG - http://9gag.com/gag...
Photoshop Experts Hello Kitty-fy Masculine Superheroes With Sparkly Pink Costumes - 9GAG
en güzeli gandalfla süpermen ama ironman'in de değişik bi havası olmuş. - Benedicta
Miriella
Sean McBride
Meet the 25 Billionaires Who Control Everything - http://ultraculture.org/blog...
Meet the 25 Billionaires Who Control Everything
"The Brookings Institution just released a list of the 25 US billionaires with the most political power" - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Mahdi
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot - http://www.houzz.com/ideaboo...
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot
Sarah G.
HONEYCRISP APPLES ARE IN. HONEYCRISP APPLES ARE IN. #nwi
I had my first one on Tuesday. It was SO GOOD! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
THE SHRIMP BOATS ARE COMING - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Halil
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food - http://www.natureworldnews.com/article...
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food
But the vultures don't just follow the eagles to their next meal. They also use the sharp-beaked eagles as a way to better access food, letting them tear open tough carcasses - a talent that vultures lack - before swooping in and taking it all for themselves. - Halil from Bookmarklet
"Vultures were once the most abundant birds of prey in the world, but their numbers have been hammered in recent decades by habitat loss, inadvertent poisoning, and hunting," said Andrew Jackson, who supervised the research. "Our study shows, as is often the case in the tangled web of ecology, that it is important to consider other species when trying to conserve vultures. In this case, conserving early rising raptors may help to boost the chance that vultures find enough food to survive." - Halil
Sometimes we have a dozen vultures circling the ridge in front of our house, surfing the warm air as it rises up and away. Gorgeous to watch. - Todd Hoff
WarLord
I stood in Powell's Bookstore realizing that "journals" were safe from the depredations of Amazon's E-book monopoly...
Victor Ganata
The same companies selling GMOs are also killing off honeybees with neonicotinoid pesticides. You don't think it's reasonable to know which products are theirs so we can avoid giving them money?
Victor Ganata
California temperatures hottest, driest in 120 years - SCPR http://www.scpr.org/news...
"In Los Angeles, the average temperature this year is 65.5 degrees, more than 3 degrees warmer than average. The only year to date hotter was in 1959." - Victor Ganata
"NOAA reported 95 percent of California is in severe drought conditions and nearly 60 percent of the state is listed as D4, the worst exceptional drought conditions possible.​" - Victor Ganata
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