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Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
Micah
Of programming and puzzles https://news.ycombinator.com/item...
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Such great comment. Much resonance. Wow. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Amir
Brain Waves And The Deeper States Of Consciousness | The Galactic Free Press - http://soundofheart.org/galacti...
Sean McBride
Climate Change Denial and Warming Evidence | The Energy Collective - http://theenergycollective.com/henry-a...
Climate Change Denial and Warming Evidence | The Energy Collective
"Deniers cannot selectively choose the data they wish to use while rejecting the entire data set from consideration. It is unacceptable to focus arbitrarily on only the period supporting their view while ignoring the extended global temperature record. Data covering most of the industrial era, 1880-present, are shown below." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
centralasian
HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer, due to release in October'14. - https://gigaom.com/2014...
HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer, due to release in October'14.
HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer, due to release in October'14.
"With 90% of the earth’s crust composed of silicate minerals, there will be no shortage of silica resources. Glass is easy to recycle and is environmentally friendly. Glass is inexpensive but looks precious, is pleasant to the touch and is so familiar that customers will not be disappointed by its fragility - under certain conditions." - centralasian from Bookmarklet
Sean McBride
Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity - http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/isaac-a...
Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity
"Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been published, until today." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"As MIT Technology Review explains, Asimov took a few meetings with ARPA and Allied Research Associates in Boston, but ultimately decided against long term involvement with the organizations. Asimov was apparently afraid that any access to classified military material would limit his freedom of expression. And rightly so, since it would have no doubt hampered his ability to publish fiction freely. However, Asimov did produce a single paper for the organization that has never been published until today." - Sean McBride
"Probably more inhibiting than anything else is a feeling of responsibility. The great ideas of the ages have come from people who weren't paid to have great ideas, but were paid to be teachers or patent clerks or petty officials, or were not paid at all. The great ideas came as side issues. To feel guilty because one has not earned one's salary because one has not had a great idea is the surest way, it seems to me, of making it certain that no great idea will come in the next time either." - Sean McBride
Bruce Lewis
Zipline Challenge Course - http://ourdoings.com/brlewis...
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Louis Gray wanted me to take part in a challenge today. Am I doing it right? - Bruce Lewis
Perfect. - Louis Gray
Mahdi
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway - http://www.bbc.com/travel...
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway
The perfect trip: Norway : Norway
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واهاهاهاهاهاهاهاهای .نروژ - Primavera from Android
یادش به خیر هفت سال پیش این موقع نروژ بودم :-) - Mahdi
Steve C Team Marina
Lorde's 'Royals' banned in S.F.; K.C. station to play it every hour - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/sports...
Lorde's 'Royals' banned in S.F.; K.C. station to play it every hour - LA Times
"In a move that is sure to tip the World Series scales in favor of the San Francisco Giants, two Bay Area radio stations have banned the song "Royals" until their beloved team is finished playing the Kansas City squad that has the same name as the 2013 hit by Lorde in the World Series. KFOG Radio tweeted last week: "No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a 'Royals'-free zone."" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Heh I was bugging some of the market workers by playing this song. - Rodfather
This bugs me - aren't the lyrics "we'll NEVER BE Royals"? Doesn't that seem perfectly correct for SF fans? - Ken Gidley
Maitani
Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain - http://berto-meister.blogspot.de/2014...
Philosophy Monkey: Steven Pinker - Linguistics as a Window to Understand the Brain
"One of the things I first enjoyed when I was introduced to philosophy was its recursive nature: we could use thought to investigate the nature, the rules, the structure and the limits of thought itself (and what that could tell us about the human mind). For a very similar reason I have a certain appreciation and fondness for linguistics. Most of our communication takes place through language, and linguists are hard at work trying to understand what they can about human cognition, nature and culture, by paying close attention to the way in which we use language." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"In the following lecture, Steven Pinker provides a fascinating introduction to questions such as how syntax (the study of linguistic structure), phonology (the study of sound), semantics (the study of meaning) and pragmatics (the study of the social and cultural role and context of language), all help us to understand how language works. He also provides a lesson on the nature of the... more... - Maitani
Halil
The earliest known Turkish settlers in the United States arrived in 1586 when Sir Francis Drake brought at least two hundred Muslims, identified as Turks and Moors, to the newly established English colony of Roanoke on the coast of present-day North Carolina. Only a short time before reaching Roanoke, Drake's fleet of some thirty ships had liberated these Muslims from Spanish colonial forces in the Caribbean where they had been condemned to hard labor as galley slaves.[9] Historical records indicate that Drake had promised to return the liberated galley slaves, and the English government did ultimately repatriate about one hundred of them to the Ottoman realms. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Significant waves of Turkish immigration to the United States began during the period between 1820 and 1920.[10] About 300,000 people immigrated from the Ottoman Empire to the United States, although only 50,000 of these immigrants were Muslim Turks whilst the rest were mainly Arabs, Azeri, Armenians, Greeks, Jews and other Muslim groups under the Ottoman rule. - Halil
Most ethnic Turks feared that they would not be accepted in a Christian country because of their religion and often adopted and registered under a Christian name at the port of entry in order to gain easy access to the United States;[12][13] moreover, many declared themselves as "Syrians" or even "Armenians" in order to avoid discrimination. - Halil
Here is a book Fwd: Turks, Moors, and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery - Nabil Matar (vía http://ff.im/1g2n0t) - Terra Barselonevî from Android
Iain Baker
BBC News - What happened to England's lost football grounds? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - What happened to England's lost football grounds?
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Love stuff like this! - Iain Baker from Bookmarklet
Kind of like how home plate at Sick's Stadium in Seattle is now in the middle of a Lowe's store. - Julian
Jean-Marc Liotier
Quarantining people without providing social security income is a great incentive for others to try escaping quarantine: http://www.nytimes.com/2014... - way to go USA !
Shevonne
Camping @ Bull Run Regional Park http://instagram.com/p...
Camping @ Bull Run Regional Park http://instagram.com/p/uVRAJXuV3X/
Uli
Uli
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver http://t.co/slgplJFjqL
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver http://t.co/slgplJFjqL
Happy anniversary :-) - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
Why is it called that? - Joe
Because it's the term used for the return of the date on which something significant happened. Like a birthday. Which, technically, is also an anniversary. Guess it has something to do with "anno", the year. :-P Also, thanks, Helen! - Uli from Android
No silly. The foggy river valley! - Joe
Oh, that. It's not. But it *was* foggy below us as you might be able to see. - Uli from Android
DB, Lil LB's Dad
SaturdayFF#: I built my first ever software package for deployment yesterday. It took me a day and a half to work out the scripting but I got it going. I still have some tweaks to do but its working and I'm proud of it. I feel all Desktop Engineeringy.
I only asked for help once. I think I'm getting the hang of this new job. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Nice! What kind of package manager did you use? - imabonehead
Well I'm using package pretty generically. They do most of their installs with batch files at this new place. So my install consists of a batch file with some VBScript thrown in. I'll have to do some more testing and then we'll set it up in SCCM as a package for deployment. If everything goes well we'll bake it into the corporate image at the next quarterly refresh. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
It feels nice to have come up with a solution to a problem they have been having for a while. I think my boss and supervisor were impressed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Mary Carmen
So Wednesday I am gonna go and give this fitness bootcamp a try. Gonna do the 28 days and if I like it and see some results I'm gonna stick with it. I am kinda excited about it. http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/manteca...
Cool! I hope you have an awesome time :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's awesome - Stephen Mack
Sweet. Good luck and kick ass! - Tamara J. B.
Have fun. - bentley
Neat! Kick ass! - Marie
Cool! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Enjoy! But be careful. I have a number of friends who have done Fit Body Boot Camp and quality of instruction varies greatly by location. Be your own advocate every step of the way. The trainers may not always do so on your behalf (they are driven by turning out fast results to bring in more clients, not by ensuring your health and wellness). H.I.I.T. is hard but awesome! You're gonna love it! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
It was pretty fucking awesome. I'm in. I was very relieved to see that it was not Cross Fit. - Mary Carmen
Yay! :D (And I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all >.> at Cross Fit...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! Can't wait to see how you feel at the end! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No way, Amanda. Cross fit looks like a great way to permanently injure yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
^^ - Janet from FFHound!
WarLord
The reaction of conservative clerics to Pope Francis governance of Catholic Church is a fascinating parallel to the reaction of Tea Party to Obama governance. The Pope is presumed infallible when speaking of doctrine except in this case, not this pope and certainly not these issues
The idea of Papal infallibility is something from the First Vatican Council. Pretty much most Catholic people, including several previous popes, said that was a stretch. - Johnny
Perhaps but its bedrock "conservative" doctrine and US Bishops sure liked it when they denied communion to John Kerrey... In and of itself perhaps infallibility is debatable but to agree that Benedict was and current incumbent is not reeks of the same sort of "birtherism" as we see in America and by some of the same actors - WarLord
Infallibility is to dogma and only imposed a handful of times. Doctrine is different. ;) - Janet from FFHound!
A conservatist power system corrupted for the machinations of the day? That's pretty much par for the course ;) - Johnny
The American Bishops have been loyal foot soldiers in the Republican culture war. Pope Francis comes from a place where economic inequity matters This wild be even more unsettling then anything he does to welcome people back into the church who were previously very unwelcome - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
The next phase of capsule hotels should be shipping 'em while occupied, like container shipping but for people. Wake up at your destination.
I always figured this is how commuter transport to the moon and Mars would work. - Victor Ganata
I would like to just get between SF and LA this way. - Andrew C (✔)
I'm taking the bus to LA from SF starting around midnight in a couple of weeks, so I guess between a sleep mask and ear plugs I'd at least have some isolation, but... =P - Andrew C (✔)
So, pretty much like the space trip in Fifth Element? - Jennifer Dittrich
Isn't this how Elon Musk's hyperloop thingy was going to work? Basically gigantic pneumatic tubes shunting capsules stuffed with people at ludicrous speed? - Victor Ganata
I thought hyperloop was small capsules with regular train-like seating. - Andrew C (✔)
Just imagine how many more people you could stuff into a capsule without seats, though! :D - Victor Ganata
Now that people are freaking out about Ebola, I bet the whole isolated, hermetically-sealed capsule idea might be more marketable. - Victor Ganata
Steve C Team Marina
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies...
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times
"The upcoming “Harry Potter” spinoff film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is going to be the first in a film trilogy, and more movies might be on the way. The movies will be directed by “Potter” veteran David Yates, who directed the latter four films in the eight-part franchise, and will reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference Wednesday. The “Fantastic Beasts” movies are based on an original story by “Potter” author J.K. Rowling and will mark her screenwriting debut. Release dates are slated for 2016, 2018, 2020 and perhaps beyond." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Rowling built a Faberge egg of a mythical universe for her story I'm glad to see that she is again writing in that very interesting space - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Episodes Land at Vimeo, Which Has Exclusive on Future Releases | Variety - http://variety.com/2014...
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Episodes Land at Vimeo, Which Has Exclusive on Future Releases | Variety
"A collection of 80 episodes of cult comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” featuring a man and his robot sidekicks riffing on especially terrible B-movies and assorted shorts, is now available on Vimeo. In addition, under Vimeo’s pact with Shout! Factory for “MST3K,” the online-video service has exclusive rights to any newly cleared episodes launching over the next year. According to Vimeo, about a dozen new “MST3K” episodes are slated to become available within the next 12 months. Homevideo rights for the show are complicated by the fact that the segments include full-length films and clips owned by other studios, and to date only 80 of 198 total “MST3K” episodes have been made available for digital distribution." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.
"Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults. The trend is alive and well in countries in Europe and North America. Most recently, in Spain, the publication Espasa published Coloréitor, with illustrations by well-known cartoonist Forges. Does Coloring Really De-stress? One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl G. Jüng in the early 20th century. He did this through mandalas: circular designs with concentric shapes similar to the Gothic churches’ rose windows. They have their origin in... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
via Katy S. - Spidra Webster
art therapy - Halil
We would color mandalas once a semester in my yoga classes. I loved it :) - Jenny H. from Android
Amit Patel
http://www.redblobgames.com/pathfin... - “Making of” page for my interactive A* tutorial
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Now that I've written several tutorials with interactive diagrams, I'm going to start writing up notes about how I made the diagrams, both high level pages like this, and detail pages like http://www.redblobgames.com/article... - Amit Patel
Great article Amit. - Todd Hoff
Thanks! I got a lot more twitter favs from the "making of" than the original article. I suspect it's because when I posted the original article I didn't include an image. - Amit Patel
There's a reason everything is about images now. It works! - Todd Hoff
It has worked on FF; I should've known it would work on Twitter :) - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Thanks usda.gov for the contradictory information:
"If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately." - Amit Patel
"PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address." - Amit Patel
Grr - Amit Patel
Jessie
Artist Draws on Starbucks Cups, Making the Mermaid the Heroine of Countless Amazing Scenes | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
Artist Draws on Starbucks Cups, Making the Mermaid the Heroine of Countless Amazing Scenes | Adweek
Artist Draws on Starbucks Cups, Making the Mermaid the Heroine of Countless Amazing Scenes | Adweek
Artist Draws on Starbucks Cups, Making the Mermaid the Heroine of Countless Amazing Scenes | Adweek
"Korean artist Soo Min Kim draws the most insanely detailed and perfectly clever scenes on Starbucks cups and displays them as works of art. Most of them feature the brand's famous mermaid logo and reimagines her within the scenes. These are so good. We’ve seen people hack Starbucks cups before, but this guy is downright prolific. Check out his Facebook page for a lot more, and a selection of some of the best ones below." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - It's My Thing
Sean McBride
Pentagon Views Global Warming as an 'Immediate' Security Threat - http://mashable.com/2014...
Pentagon Views Global Warming as an 'Immediate' Security Threat
"The Defense Department sees global warming as a challenge that "poses immediate risks" to national security, rather than one that will rear its head only in the future. This shift in thinking comes as the sprawling department puts in place a wide range of measures to ensure that its bases do not sink below the sea as the oceans rise, that its weapons systems still work in a variety of extreme weather conditions, and that it is prepared to deal with increased demands for humanitarian assistance and regional instability." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled the department's "2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap" in a speech at a regional defense ministers meeting in Peru on Monday. "The loss of glaciers will strain water supplies in several areas of our hemisphere," Hagel said. "Destruction and devastation from hurricanes can sow the seeds for instability. Droughts and crop failures can leave millions of people without any lifeline, and trigger waves of mass migration."" - Sean McBride
"We have already seen these events unfold in other regions of the world, and there are worrying signs that climate change will create serious risks to stability in our own hemisphere. Two of the worst droughts in the Americas have occurred in the past ten years … droughts that used to occur once a century." - Sean McBride
How easily they are duped. - Todd Hoff
Mahdi
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal - http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014...
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal
The Magical, Secret Lives of Snails. {Breathtaking Photos} | elephant journal
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Snails creep me the EFF out, but I LERVE this!!! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I have the same feeling @Lisa, but these photos are extremely beautiful!! - Mahdi
:D - وارَش
:-)) - زالی
چرا میخندید شما ؟ :)) - Mahdi
WarLord
GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
"... His dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government.” ..." - WarLord
"... There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting that are ostensibly designed to discourage voter-impersonation fraud, if there is no actual danger of such fraud, and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burdens. ..." - WarLord
Read this astonishing opinion and see every reason for Voter ID demolished - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Speaking of which, I wonder how Asimov's Robot stories would have gone if the Three Laws had been replaced with just "Don't Be Evil".
Me and Adrian talked about this long ago. We figured "Don't Be Evil" was kind of the theme of The Naked Sun. Or more specifically, why that's a stupid slogan. R. Giskard tried to avoid it, but he was causing to pain to someone no matter his choice. - Anika
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