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GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing 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
Victor Ganata
Listen to the Butt Song from Hell written on a 500-year-old painting - io9
Before even clicking, "Must be Bosch." <-- Yep :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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
Jason Toney
Over 20,000 steps today. 🙌 #walkablecity
Andrew C (✔)
I, Cringely To stop data theft, pull the plug - I, Cringely -
"Back then there was no commercial Internet. The Coors network, like every other corporate computer network, was built from leased data lines connecting the brewery with sales offices and distribution centers in every state except Indiana at the time. Such networks were expensive to build and the people who ran them were quite proud. Today we just find a local Internet Service Provider (ISP) and connect to the Internet, a much simpler thing. If we want secure communications we build Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that encrypt the data before sending it across the public Internet and decrypt it at the other end. We do this because it is easy and because it is cheap. IT used to cost a lot more than it does today and cheap Internet service helps make that possible." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Cheap Internet service also made possible every major corporate security breach including the big retail hacks and data theft at Target and Home Depot as well as the big JP Morgan Chase hack revealed just last week that compromised the banking information of at least 89 million customers. How cheap is IT, really, if it compromises customer data? Not cheap at all. Last year’s Target... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Creating poorly thought out and implemented proprietary networks doesn't sound like a valid alternative to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fair point, I guess. But his point about the cost of breaches still seems valid. - Andrew C (✔)
It is a valid point. I just think it means companies shouldn't cut corners to save money if it's a security risk. For example, the Home Depot breach was due to using an unsupported old version of windows on their point of pay terminals. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
What it really means is using an open internet or popular software in your infrastructure is a security risk. If these would have been custom built terminals, say ones that used a proprietary embedded OS then the hack would be much less likely. Perhaps because of obscurity, but still, far less likely. - Todd Hoff
It almost certainly cheaper to ensure against the liability resulting from a potential breach than to spend the money to build and operate a breach-resistant network. It isn't about good or bad IT people; any competent one will do a risk analysis and chose a mix of technical and business (insurance) mitigations. - David Lounsbury
How A Coal Miner's Autopsy Proved A Top Doctor Wrong -
How A Coal Miner's Autopsy Proved A Top Doctor Wrong
"Like many other miners, he had lost primarily because of the opinions of a unit of doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions that had long been the go-to place for coal companies seeking negative X-ray readings to help defeat a benefits claim. The longtime leader of the unit, Dr. Paul Wheeler, testified against Steve, and the judge determined that his opinion trumped all others, as judges have in many other cases. Today, however, there is final and overwhelming evidence that Wheeler was wrong: Steve’s autopsy." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Wow just wow #justice #solidarity - WarLord
I hope this sham company pays for this travesty. - Janet from FFHound!
I wonder if there will be consequences to the company's pet doctor. A dead guys lung full of black lung is pretty clear cut refuting of his well paid expert opinion and reading of that x-ray - WarLord
A very nice 63 birthday today. Steaks and Bloody Marys and a nap.... This being a Libra sets a pretty low bar for excitement #marryascorpiosetheworldtheysaid
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy birthday! Steak and Bloody Mary's sounds like a pretty good celebration :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Halil
Happy Belated Birthday wishes from me :-) hope you had a lovely day - Jean Goodrich
Thanx for kind words and good wishes Let's all find the magic in this coming year - WarLord
Amit Patel
Visited Sunnyvale's Heritage Park for the first time. Why is the water so blue? Why do they have a dog chasing away birds? I don't know. I was there to walk and chat with a friend.
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Also, I wanted to show him how I could take 1/4 sec shots handheld because my image stabilizer is so nice ;) - Amit Patel
They have a museum too but it was closed so I will have to come back sometime! My favorite restaurant near here is El Caminito so it'll be an excuse to eat there too. - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
Couldn't sleep. At least I got this.
Too lazy to use a tripod. I'm happy that my camera lets me take 1/4 sec shots handheld. - Amit Patel
Dang, mine eyelids occluded the view last night. - Todd Hoff
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got up in time, but it was cloudy :( - Glen Campbell
gorgeous! where do you archive most of your work, Amit? Do you have a smugmug or flickr account you use? Or picasa ...? - Laura Norvig
Laura: I am on flickr and 500px — — but I try to share photos with my friends on FriendFeed first :-) - Amit Patel
For example the northern harrier I took on Sep 28, shared with FF on Sep 30, and put on flickr on Oct 8. I don't interact with the flickr or 500px communities much :( - Amit Patel
We're happy to see your photos here. :) - Anne Bouey
Oh nice how do like the EM-1? I'm still using the original EM-5. - Rodfather from Android
Are you using a 3rd party lens with an adapter for those telephoto shots? Oh never mind. It's the 75-300mm lens. Amazing shots. - Rodfather
Beautiful. - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks! Rodfather: the main thing I like is that there's a built-in grip, and that helps a *lot* with the 75-300mm lens. I had gotten an add-on grip with the E-M1 but it wasn't nearly as good. The E-M1 has phase detection autofocus, which helps with flying birds. If I didn't spend 90% of my time on the 75-300mm lens, I would've kept the E-M5. The E-M1's ergonomics are a little better, and it has more buttons and features. Image quality doesn't seem any better. - Amit Patel
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
I try to sleep double to make up for Louis - Amit Patel
I've been trying to help catch this basset for the last 3 days. She's been roaming around my office, but is terrified of people and other dogs. A rescuer friend set a trap for her yesterday and she avoided it. I saw her again today and this guy named Trent was able to get close enough to slip a leash around her neck. Trent and I sat with her ....
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... until my rescuer friend was able to come and pick her up. She's now in their rescue program and will get the medical attention she needs and learn how to be a dog! Once the leash went around her neck she started wagging and trotting right along. It looks like she was from a backyard breeder who bred her until she couldn't produce puppies anymore. :( But she'll have a good life from here on out. - Kristin
People stepping up to help animals (and kids and the elderly) makes my heart happy. There are good people out there, y'all. - Kristin
I'm so glad she's going to be with people who give her the love she deserves. - Jennifer Dittrich
Poor sweet thing. Thank you for getting her to someone who will help! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
So awesome she has a path to a forever wonderful home. - Janet
So what's the story with you and Trent? :) - Steve C Team Marina
Trent is a kid that pulled over when the basset ran into traffic. He's very sweet, very YOUNG, and not that bright. He thought we should give her some Sunny D because it has "vitamins and stuff" in it. He's also Canadian. Shout out to the Canucks. - Kristin from iPhone
First black pilot in aviation history: Ahmet Ali Celikten a.k.a Arap Ahmet or İzmirli Ahmet Ali -
First black pilot in aviation history: Ahmet Ali Celikten a.k.a Arap Ahmet or İzmirli Ahmet Ali
Ahmet's "wings" would seem to have been earned prior to Bullard's earning his brevet No. 6259 on 20 July 1917, though Bullard is often cited as history's first black aviato! - Halil from Bookmarklet
A Turk! :D - Halil
Dashing - Todd Hoff
Weird. Why would he be considered black? - Anika
He's Nigerian/Turkish or Turkish/Nigerian. - Halil
Halil, I've seen that described as "Afro-Turk" - is that right? - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah - Halil
"The discovery of 40,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia suggests that the ability to create representational art had its origins further back in time in Africa, before modern humans spread across the rest of the world." -
"The discovery of 40,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia suggests that the ability to create representational art had its origins further back in time in Africa, before modern humans spread across the rest of the world."
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"That's kind of my gut feeling," says Prof Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London. "The basis for this art was there 60,000 years ago; it may even have been there in Africa before 60,000 years ago and it spread with modern humans". - centralasian from Bookmarklet
#commenti_ponderati "Only one man up there with Brian Wilson and that's J.S. Bach." The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations - Rare Studio Recording Film Footage -
#commenti_ponderati "Only one man up there with Brian Wilson and that's J.S. Bach." The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations - Rare Studio Recording Film Footage
Phil Spector avrebbe qualcosa da precisare - Aldo Oldo
Church music for a different god. - Todd Hoff
no, va be', loro (soprattutto BRAIAN!<3) (ma anche dennis, va') sono meravigliosi, ma l'iperbole sconsiderata mi fa sempre ridere. - elisabetta
Amazon’s gross new innovation: How it’s quietly shortchanging everyday Americans via @Salon
"... There’s an addendum to that list, however, and it’s one that, shareholder updates excluded, Bezos and fellow Amazon higher-ups are considerably less vocal in promoting: The company’s longstanding habit of finding creative new ways to exploit and insult its workers. And that’s the version of Amazon-the-Innovator that will stand before the Supreme Court today as it hears oral arguments for Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, one of the biggest labor rights cases of the term. ..." - WarLord
#BOOM: "... Now, is the potential precedent the Court could establish here allowing employer’s to decide what’s compensable or not — is this something that white-collar and professional workers should be concerned about? Or is this something that’s only pertinent to those who work in the corners of our economy where many of us would rather not look? ..." - WarLord
"... I think if you played out the rationale of the government’s position and the employer’s position, you could [imagine] nurses who at the end or beginning of their shift have to clean up the trash cans in hospital rooms. Or you could think of even white collar workers who might be financial analysts on Wall Street but whose bosses say, “I really need you to go pick up my dry cleaning... more... - WarLord
Welcome to the meritocracy Jeff Bezos is disrupting YOUR job too - WarLord
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
I so wanted to wake up and watch this, but did not. This morning I thought to myself "one of my awesome photog ffeeders MUST have gotten shots" and Lo, it is Z! :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Surely I can't be the only one! \o/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Steve C Team Marina
Gluten Gadget, Canary, Keeps Celiac Sufferers Safe By Detecting Gluten In Food -
Gluten Gadget, Canary, Keeps Celiac Sufferers Safe By Detecting Gluten In Food
"Technology is finally catching up with the gluten-free dieters and those who suffer from celiac disease. A new device, called the Canary, is being developed by a San Francisco-based company and is scheduled to hit the market sometime next year for less than $150. The portable handheld device by 6SensorLabs will allow users to determine if the food they’re about to eat contains any gluten in it, whether intentionally, unintentionally, or through cross-contamination." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Whoa. That is awesome. - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
thanks for the tip - fewdayslate
I'll get one when it comes out and let you peeps know how it works. Since our whole household has Celiac it's worth it to give it a shot. - Steve C Team Marina
Anyone else picturing Tweety Bird? "I tought I taw - I did! I did! I did tee gluten!" - bentley
Thought of a better one: " I tought I taw a gluten tart!" - bentley
Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century | Talk Video | -
"French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts." - Eivind from Bookmarklet
He talks very fast. - Todd Hoff
Maybe that's the regular speed for speaking in perfect fucking French? American sounds very slow to me :) - Eivind from Android
If you view on YouTube, you can pause for the slides w/o the TED crap obscuring the view Also, a transcript is here. - Ken Morley
Ah, I see what you mean now. If you watch it in fullscreen on TED nothing will obscure the view when you pause :) - Eivind
Stephen Mack
How to get the FF bookmarklet working in Chrome again (thanks to user "sizofroid")
EDIT: Forget these steps, just go to - Stephen Mack
1. In Chrome, open the page 2. Copy the entire text from that page by hitting Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C - Stephen Mack
3. Show your Chrome bookmarks by hitting Ctrl+Shift+B (if they're hidden) - Stephen Mack
4. Right-click on an empty area of Chrome's bookmark bar, then select "Add page..." from the shortcut menu. - Stephen Mack
5. Under "Name", put in whatever you want the button to appear as (such as "FF+" or "Share on FF"). - Stephen Mack
6. Under "URL", press Ctrl+V to paste in the text you just copied. - Stephen Mack
7. Click Save - Stephen Mack
8. Bookmark stuff. Happy FriendFeeding! - Stephen Mack
Credit to user "sizofroid" ( due to his comment on a post from Amit Patel here: - Stephen Mack
I don't know if sizofroid fixed this code or not (since both the github repository here and the code it calls on Google Drive are anonymously contributed), but whoever wrote this and fixed it, THANK YOU! - Stephen Mack
Per sizofroid in that comment, this replacement bookmarklet works on Safari as well (but I haven't tested that). My instructions are from the perspective of a Windows Chrome user; if I need to modify any of these instructions for MacOS, please let me know. - Stephen Mack
I don't see anything dangerous in the code ( but bear in mind that in theory whoever created this could change the code to be malicious in the future, and in theory possibly add a keyboard logger or blah blah blah so caveat emptor. - Stephen Mack
The code was written by Bret or Paul, no diff from, It's literally just a rehost. My guess is the only thing that needed changed was http://friendfeed to https://friendfeed in the bookmarklet, as has been required for Firefox for 2 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Just checked and there is a diff, at line 300 iframe.location has been changed to iframe.src (in the working version). - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, I see -- thanks for checking, Jimminy. - Stephen Mack
Thanks VERY much all -- it works! Reposted to Quora friendfeeders: TLDR for Firefox: go to your Bookmarks library, and manually edit the entry for the Friendfeed bookmarklet --change the part of the one-line javascript code from "http://friendfeed" to "https://friendfeed". - Adriano
Adriano, interestingly, just changing the http to https alone doesn't solve it for Chrome, it looks like the other change listed by Jimminy is needed to solve it on Firefox. - Stephen Mack
I backed up both the bookmark code and the bookmarklet code here: - Stephen Mack
Thank you, Stephen. \\ Also, the code for rendering embedded YouTube videos is not part of the bookmarklet. It's on the Friendfeed server side, so hopefully a kind FF engineer will fix the problem to work with the current YouTube API. - Adriano
Hmm, for YouTube, I just manually change the URL to http instead of https, and it usually works. - Stephen Mack
THANK YOU - lris
Mike Tyson does not work :( so wondering what works consistently for YouTube. - Adriano
Youtube, has to be posted manually or while not logged in to google. Friendfeed's linkify on the backend only handles http:// links. Google forces https:// on all pages while logged in. - NOT THE CRICKET
Or you can just delete the pesky "s" before posting. - lris
Iris, when posting from the bookmarklet, it doesn't let you modify the URL. And Google will automatically redirect to the secure protocol, so you can't open the bookmarklet on a non-secure page. - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, my bookmarklet has been kaput for so long I'd forgotten that. :) - lris
So being logged into Google has a hidden side effect, wow, thx. - Adriano
Asking from ignorance: does this work on Macs? - bentley
Adriano, well not all pages, just Google owned sites, like Youtube and stuff. It's pretty common to force logged-in users into using a secure protocol while logged-in as best practices. - NOT THE CRICKET
true, and for Quora pages one must manually append "?share=1" to URL for the benefit of non-Quora viewers. - Adriano
Betsy, it's not a machine problem, merely some bookmark code in the browser one uses. - Adriano
From what I can tell, the iframe.src is a recent Webkit change (effecting Chrome & Safari), and the protocol issue has been prevalent for all mainstream browsers for a few months, due to blocking Mixed Active Content (trying to access HTTP content on an HTTPS page [images get a pass, due to common caching systems]). - NOT THE CRICKET
This is great, thanks Stephen. I've posted an alternate hosting solution for those who want to use dropbox (or extrapolate the idea to other platform to self-host and control one's version of the code) - Micah
Thanks, Adriano. - bentley
Thanks for this useful info :) - Ozgur Uckan
Thank you!! - Amit Patel
Thank you, Stephen! - Maitani
You guys, use Micah's version! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thank you! :) - Pea Bukowski
Just updated! I can't use Micah's version because dropbox is blocked at work. :( - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I self hosted the target javascript, works like a charm. - Andy Bakun
For the interested, I added a feature to make it work with flickr (SEE ) - Micah
Very good - Thank You - YoNews
\o/ - nomnomski
up - ebru
Hmm... did this stop working in Chrome again? Doesn't seem to work w/Version 37.0.2062.124 m. - rönin
Bump: -- version 1.03 by Micah from June, now a draggable image - Stephen Mack
Thank you very much! - pm10
Steven Perez
The only kind of sex conservatives rally to defend: non-consensual -
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Virginia Is For All Lovers: Jubilant Photos of State's First Gay Marriages -
Virginia Is For All Lovers: Jubilant Photos of State's First Gay Marriages
RT @gigabytemag: 1st black female computer science PhD student at Univ. of Michigan via @theGrio
RT @gigabytemag: 1st black female computer science PhD student at Univ. of Michigan via @theGrio
I wouldn't exactly call 85 today after 94 yesterday a cool down. More like a less hot.
Andrew Trinh
Great weather to spend the public holiday. (at @FloriadeAust in Parkes, ACT)
Great weather to spend the public holiday. (at @FloriadeAust in Parkes, ACT)
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Our Ex-Future Birth Mother is likely going to jail on several charges including adoption fraud. She has to go to trial of course but the evidence is pretty substantial. Glad we got out when we did.
This happened only a couple of days after the events that led us to decide to walk away. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Another weekend, another couple of hours wasted swearing at iTunes and its inability to handle even the most basic syncing chores.
Andrew C (✔)
Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain -
"Nyan and his collaborators have been running experiments trying to answer this terrifying question about American voters: Do facts matter? The answer, basically, is no. When people are misinformed, giving them facts to correct those errors only makes them cling to their beliefs more tenaciously." - Andrew C (✔)
"People who thought WMDs were found in Iraq believed that misinformation even more strongly when they were shown a news story correcting it. People who thought George W. Bush banned all stem cell research kept thinking he did that even after they were shown an article saying that only some federally funded stem cell work was stopped. People who said the economy was the most important... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"In Kahan’s experiment, some people were asked to interpret a table of numbers about whether a skin cream reduced rashes, and some people were asked to interpret a different table – containing the same numbers – about whether a law banning private citizens from carrying concealed handguns reduced crime. Kahan found that when the numbers in the table conflicted with people’s positions on... more... - Andrew C (✔)
I don't believe that you posted this. - Greg GuitarBuster
Why would silly facts get in the way when people believe what their emotions tell them to believe. - Joe
Garden Tower Project - 50 Plants in 4 Square Feet (Click for Photos) -
Garden Tower Project - 50 Plants in 4 Square Feet (Click for Photos)
Garden Tower Project - 50 Plants in 4 Square Feet (Click for Photos)
Garden Tower Project - 50 Plants in 4 Square Feet (Click for Photos)
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