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Ken Morley
Video: Golfers at Fairmont Hot Springs catch a baby bear having fun on the putting green - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Video: Golfers at Fairmont Hot Springs catch a baby bear having fun on the putting green
How do you score that? - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I don't know - I just know that the 'roaming bear hazard' isn't likely to be the most successful one they've installed. - Jennifer Dittrich
"Put it in the hole Buddy!" :D - Ken Morley
Wheeeeeeeee! - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
"What an incredible Cinderella story! This unknown, comes from out of nowhere..." - Brent Schaus
"IT'S IN THE HOLE" - Bren
Amit Patel
BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow' - http://www.bbc.com/travel...
BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow'
"Just east of the Andes, central Colombia’s Caño Cristales is a river like no other. Reaching 100km long and sometimes called the “Liquid Rainbow”, Caño Cristales runs during certain months of the year with shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green in a vibrant natural display that happens nowhere else on Earth. (Eric Mohl)" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
Late to this, but "A People's History of Tattooine" by @tcarmody and @harrisj is outstanding. https://storify.com/tcarmod...
Late to this, but "A People's History of Tattooine" by @tcarmody and @harrisj is outstanding. https://storify.com/tcarmody/the-people-s-history-of-tattooine
"What if Mos Eisley wasn’t really that wretched and it was just Obi Wan being racist again?" - Andrew C (✔)
"What do you mean these blaster marks are too precise to be made by Sand People? Who talks like that?" - Andrew C (✔)
"also Sand People is not the preferred nomenclature." - Andrew C (✔)
"Belatedly realizing that in a crime scene distinguished by precise blaster marks, Storm Troopers are your last suspects." - Andrew C (✔)
"But who's right there pawning the guilt off on the Empire? And who used to be a renowned Jedi marksman himself? Obi-wan! Connect the dots, people! It was Obi-Wan from the beginning! Face it - Obi-Wan killed Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru in order to let Luke to sell his speeder for funds to leave the planet." - Andrew C (✔)
"NOT ALLDERAAN." - Andrew C (✔)
"let's give the drug runner a medal, but have the Wookie that does everything stand around with the Droids." - Andrew C (✔)
"can we get back to the Rebellion exploiting native population as soldiers on Endor?" - Andrew C (✔)
"And without weapons! It's like Khomenei using kids to clear Iraqi minefields!" - Andrew C (✔)
"I’m just saying you can’t trust a man what plays in a cantina band. Not you, Figrin D’ith. You’re one of the good ones!" - Big Joe Silence
Maitani
Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine -- ScienceDaily
"An international research team has sequenced the genome of the coffee plant Coffea canephora. By comparing genes in the coffee, tea and chocolate plants, the scientists show that enzymes involved in making caffeine likely evolved independently in these three organisms. More than 8.7 million tons of coffee was produced in 2013; it is the principal agricultural product of many tropical nations." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Cool. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Jessie
How Stephen King Teaches Writing - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/educati...
How Stephen King Teaches Writing - The Atlantic
"Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft has been a fixture in my English classroom for years, but it wasn’t until this summer, when I began teaching in a residential drug and alcohol rehab, that I discovered the full measure of its worth. For weeks, I struggled to engage my detoxing, frustrated, and reluctant teenage students. I trotted out all my best lessons and performed all my best tricks, but save for one rousing read-aloud of Poe’s “A Tell-Tale Heart,” I failed to engage their attention or imagination. Until the day I handed out copies of On Writing. Stephen King’s memoir of the craft is more than an inventory of the writer’s toolbox or a voyeuristic peek into his prolific and successful writing life. King recounts his years as a high school English teacher, his own recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and his love for his students (“even the Beavis and Butt-Head types”). Most importantly, he captivates the reader with his honest account of the challenges he’s... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Lahey: You write, “One either absorbs the grammatical principles of one’s native language in conversation and in reading or one does not.” If this is true, why teach grammar in school at all? Why bother to name the parts? King: When we name the parts, we take away the mystery and turn writing into a problem that can be solved. I used to tell them that if you could put together a model... more... - Jessie
"Lahey: You paint a pretty bleak picture of teachers as professional writers. Teaching is, after all, a “consumptive profession,” as a friend of mine puts it, and it can be a real challenge to find the juice for our own creative endeavors after a day at school. Do you still feel that teaching full time while pursuing the writing life is a doomed proposition? King: Many writers have to... more... - Jessie
Jason Toney
RT @huffpostcomedy: If you've ever had a blissful spa day, you know this feeling http://twitpic.com/ebg4oz http://huff.to/WHTLmT
RT @huffpostcomedy: If you've ever had a blissful spa day, you know this feeling http://twitpic.com/ebg4oz http://huff.to/WHTLmT
Maitani
A September Afternoon on the Grand River, 1825 | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiar...
A September Afternoon on the Grand River, 1825 | Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network
"One of the most powerful contributions of scientific illustration is to give us an informed visual where it is typically impossible to find one. While creating images for for a nature walk along the Grand River Walter Bean Trail near Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, illustrator Emily Damstra incorporated archaeological evidence as well as records about the First Nations people to recreate this late summer scene." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
L.A.M.B. tbh
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*twitch* - Janet from FFHound!
:) - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
now that's just cruel ... CruellEllBee - MoTO: Team Marina
I bet that will drive some people up the - Glen Campbell
omf … I can't stand it!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
This drives people nuts. (Some people, anyway. - Steele Lawman
Mais, en français, c'est complet! - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
Maitani
It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
It's the pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins -- ScienceDaily
"Anyone who enjoys biting into a sweet, fleshy peach can now give thanks to the people who first began domesticating this fruit: Chinese farmers who lived 7,500 years ago. Archeologists have a good understanding of domestication -- conscious breeding for traits preferred by people -- of annual plants such as grains (rice, wheat, etc.), but the role of trees in early farming and how trees were domesticated has not been well documented to date." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Archeologists have a good understanding of domestication -- conscious breeding for traits preferred by people- of annual plants such as grains (rice, wheat, etc.), but the role of trees in early farming and how trees were domesticated is not well documented. Unlike most trees, the peach matures very quickly, producing fruit within two to three years, so selection for desirable traits... more... - Maitani
holly #ravingfangirl
Just posted a 1.25 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a73ic19 #RunKeeper
Just posted a 1.25 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://rnkpr.com/a73ic19 #RunKeeper
Mark H
Had a five-minute chat with Robert Llewellyn yesterday and managed not to mention Red Dwarf once.
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where/how did you meet him? I miss scrapheap challenge! - Halil
He was presenting a talk on electric cars for Chichester Skeptics in the Pub. I took the opportunity between his talk and general Q&A to approach him for a prospective talk for Portsmouth Skeptics in the Pub (since I co-run that) for next year. We had a chat about his current work, his schedule, and an upcoming appearance in Wales at the Festival Number 6 since I was wearing a Prisoner t-shirt at the time. - Mark H
Ken Morley
Newly Discovered Engraving May Revise Picture of Neanderthal Intelligence - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news...
Newly Discovered Engraving May Revise Picture of Neanderthal Intelligence
Newly Discovered Engraving May Revise Picture of Neanderthal Intelligence
"An engraving carved into dolomite stone more than 39,000 years old in a seaside Gibraltar cave suggests that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thinking—once thought unique to modern humans." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"We can definitely say it is more than 39,000 years old, a time when there were no modern humans near Gibraltar," Finlayson says. A soil layer above the bedrock ledge contains Neanderthal tools, the team reports, and chemical analysis of the carving's patina points to its age." - Ken Morley
I particularly like that the drawing may be the board of the very first game people (or rather Neanderthals) played, something like tic-tac-toe. - фке ьшккщк
Neanderthal hashtag. Sorry, Ev. - David Lounsbury
Mike Nencetti
Beverly all bundled up for her infusion of avastin at Levine Cancer Institute. http://t.co/0jHAhrNOLG
Beverly all bundled up for her infusion of avastin at Levine Cancer Institute. http://t.co/0jHAhrNOLG
I have a home care person staying with her during the day when I am at work. It's not cheap but it will help us. They start Tuesday. Hope it works out. - Mike Nencetti
<3 - Marie
Michael W. May
Scientists Discover "Off" Switch For Autoimmune Diseases http://fb.me/3zfHRtPJ2
Scientists Discover "Off" Switch For Autoimmune Diseases http://fb.me/3zfHRtPJ2
Steve C Team Marina
Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks - http://news.msn.com/offbeat...
Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks
Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 ½ socks
"X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee had the answer — the dog had consumed 43 ½ socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said it's perhaps the strangest case in the hospital's history, The Oregonian reported (http://is.gd/Zb55C9). So strange that the hospital entered last February's tale, complete with X-rays, in an annual contest sponsored by the vet magazine, Veterinary Practice News, and won a prize. Fittingly enough, the contest is called "They Ate WHAT?"" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
another one of the world's greatest mysteries solved! now it's time to find out who ate all those ballpoints! - griza cenaze hizmetleri
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
My mom went to the clinic this morning hoping to get seen quickly. May I have all the healthy vibes sent her way? Thank you!
I hope she gets seen quickly and it can be dealt with easily. - Pete : Team Marina
I think the problem is she has an ulcer but still wants to eat all the spicy salsa-covered food. *sigh* Thanks for the healthy vibes! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Stephan #TeamMarina
It's our 16th anniversary. (My wife is a remarkable person.)
Happy Anniversary! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy anniversary! - Amir
Happy anniversary! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary! - Maitani
Happy Anniversary, you two! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy anniversary! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy anniversary! Dinner plans? - Corinne L
Happy happy! - Spidra Webster
Happy anniversary! - John (bird whisperer)
♡♡♡♡♡ - Alix May from FFHound(roid)!
And your wife is married to a wonderful person, too! Happy anniversary to you both <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cheers to you both! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Anne Bouey
Thank you for your kind words. We did really super romantic things like shopping for school supplies. :-) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
belated happy anniversary! - Big Joe Silence
Thanks Joe! It's still before midnight here. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy anniversary, you crazy kids! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy anniversary, guys :) - Eivind from Android
Thanks! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Congratulations Stephan! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Thanks, Sepi! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy belated! - Halil
Thanks, Halil! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Halil
Clink Prison Museum - 'The Clink' the prison that gave its name to all others. - http://www.clink.co.uk/
Clink Prison Museum - 'The Clink' the prison that gave its name to all others.
The Clink Prison Museum is built upon the original site of The Clink Prison, which dating back to 1144 was one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Why don't you guys pop down and we can all go together? *starts to sing 10 green bottles* - Halil
Walk London's self-guided walking tours pass the very best of London's world famous and historic attractions ensuring you make the most of your visit to London. http://www.walklondon.com/index... - Halil
I think you'll miss the benches http://www.bbc.co.uk/news... Have you spotted any, Halil? - Marina's Godmother :-)
I didn't know about this and I haven't seen any! It's like what they did with Gromit. https://secure.flickr.com/photos... - Halil
The UK is likely to experience above-average temperatures for the next three months – despite a rainy August appearing to show the first signs of autumn. http://metro.co.uk/2014... wishful thinking? - Halil
No! I want autumn!! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Ken Morley
Zucchini... Zucchini for everybody!
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"But we're sick of zucchini dad." - Ken Morley from email
Zucchini noodles? - Corinne L
Ooh, good idea Corinne. These zucchini noodles look fairly delicious! http://allrecipes.com/recipe... - Ken Morley
I highly recommend checking out Skinnytaste.com. She has been obsessed with zucchini noodles this summer (and she also has just a fantastic collection of zucchini recipes in general). She also did a really great zucchini roundup back in July (I've tried about a third of those recipes and they're pretty good) that might give you some extra ideas! - Hookuh Tinypants
bread! grilled or broiled - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Grill the zucchini then add to stir fry. Grilled or griddle added to salads - WarLord
Tons of great ideas here http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014... thanks Amanda! The Pizza Bites look like a good one for the zucchini that get a little too large... plus zucchini and marinara sauce seem like a delicious combo. :) Grilling or stir-frying in olive oil with onions is my go-to method, but I have everything here for the zucchini alla scapece, so I'm having that for lunch. Thanks Lorenzo! - Ken Morley
Zucchini is one of the things that makes it hard for me to learn how to eat seasonally. I just enjoy it so much during the summer that over winter I can't help but buy all the imported zukes to quell my cravings. - Hookuh Tinypants
I know what you mean. It kills me to pay for zucchini. :) - Ken Morley
Heard from a comedian: my town was so small, we never locked the doors to the house or the car. Except in August. If you didn't lock your car in August, you'd come back to a back seat full of zucchini. - Betsy
^HA HA HA! Ken, I am a fan of this Asian-influenced zucchini noodle dish: http://appetiteforchina.com/recipes... - Corinne L
How is your plum wine is coming along Ken??!! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Sepi, I'll be doing my 2nd racking next weekend and will sample it then. Fingers crossed. :) - Ken Morley
Fingers crossed at this end too :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
If the kids are fed up of zucchini, just tell them you've swapped them for courgettes! ;-) - Halil
^ hahaha - Spidra Webster
I can't believe I've never heard the word "courgette" before. - Ken Morley
Stephan #TeamMarina
First day of kindergarten.
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Sophie, as she walks through the door: "Kindergarten, I can't believe it!" Neither can I. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Awwww ... :-* - Sepi ⌘ سپی
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
She is so cute!!! - Alix May
Precious :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
How'd it go? - Anne Bouey
It is a fairly large group (19) with only one teacher and one assistant, so less personal time. Instead of three mornings it is now 4 full days. A lot of changes, but she loved it! - Stephan #TeamMarina
The biggest change is for little Sarah at home without her big sister. She has learned so much this summer with big sister around. - Stephan #TeamMarina
A week of full days is a huge change. Hope it goes well for both girls! - Anne Bouey
She is so cute!!! - Alix May - Kırmızı
Rakesh Nair
Maitani
Your Brain on Metaphors - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/article...
Your Brain on Metaphors - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"It sounds like a question that only a linguist could love. But neuroscientists have been trying to answer it using exotic brain-scanning technologies. Their findings have varied wildly, in some cases contradicting one another. If they make progress, the payoff will be big. Their findings will enrich a theory that aims to explain how wet masses of neurons can understand anything at all. And they may drive a stake into the widespread assumption that computers will inevitably become conscious in a humanlike way." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The hypothesis driving their work is that metaphor is central to language. Metaphor used to be thought of as merely poetic ornamentation, aesthetically pretty but otherwise irrelevant. "Love is a rose, but you better not pick it," sang Neil Young in 1977, riffing on the timeworn comparison between a sexual partner and a pollinating perennial. For centuries, metaphor was just the place where poets went to show off." - Maitani
If you are interested in the topic, you should read the two articles; they complement each other. - Maitani
Halil
Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells - http://physicsworld.com/cws...
Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells
Rings of excited atoms that harness a quantum effect to absorb light at an enhanced rate could be used in future technologies such as highly sensitive cameras, solar cells and systems for optical power transmission. - Halil from Bookmarklet
Shevonne
First Day of Middle School and Last Year of Elementary School http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-10
First Day of Middle School and Last Year of Elementary School http://wp.me/p4Sw3z-10
Andrew C (✔)
Seems like there are way more trickster gods than conscientious, low-profile, just-get-the-job-done-and-go-home-at-five gods.
More proof that power turns people into assholes. - Victor Ganata
Hahaha! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
A lot of saints for the low profile. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
The low profile gods don't get much press. Like Njörðr. - Spidra Webster
A lot of saints are only saints for the sole reason that they stopped being assholes. - Victor Ganata
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I've been 69 years old for an hour now, and I can't say I feel any different. Betcha 70 will be a bump.
Happy birthday, m9m! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Spidra Webster
Happy birthday, love! - Alix May
happy birthday - chaz2b
Happy birthday, Jain! - Anika
Happy 69! - Eivind
Happy birthday!!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy birthday! As my grandfather would say, "You are not over Fool's Hill yet." - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Happy Birthday. - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy Birthday! 69 is the new 48. - Janet
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy birthday! - Jim: with more caffeine!
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Betsy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy birthday! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
happy birthday!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday! As I'm acutely aware (being 13 days younger than you), 70--really 70.5--is when you have to make some 401(k)/403(b) decisions... 69 is a grace year. - Walt Crawford
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Have a wonderful birthday! - L.A.M.B. tbh from Android
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Happy birthday! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday! - Soup in a TARDIS
Oh my- what a good day. Kids took me to Lebanese Taverna for a late lunch of samplers of Everything Vegetarian and a Mojito. The waitress treated me to a free dessert of baclava and pistachio ice cream. And then there were presents! A sweater knit with an owl design, a blue&white Chinese glass ornament, the world's cutest hedgehog made of sticks, and "Letters of Note." Thanks everyone for your good wishes! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Walt, tell me about this! I will be 62 when my husband turns 70. Because of the age difference I will be early retirement at 59, 58 if I can hoard enough to pay my health insurance. If he must take the test of his pensions I may need to rethink the plan. - Janet from FFHound!
Maitani
BBC News - India: Ancient university reopens after 800 years - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - India: Ancient university reopens after 800 years
"Nalanda University, in the eastern state of Bihar, was first established in the 5th Century during the Gupta dynasty. It was was said to have attracted thousands of scholars and thinkers from around the world but the site was destroyed in the 1193 AD by an invading Turkish army. The new campus is set to be spread over 443 acres (179 hecatares) about 15km (9 miles) from where the original university stood, the Times of India reports." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Sean McBride
No, You Can't Claim Arctic Ice is "Recovering" - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
No, You Can't Claim Arctic Ice is "Recovering"
"The Daily Mail and Mail Online are to scientific accuracy what a sledgehammer is to an egg. Especially when it comes to global warming." - Sean McBride
"David Rose is oftentimes the wielder of that sledgehammer. He’s written error-laden climate articles in the past, like saying that global warming has stopped (no, it hasn’t), that the world is cooling (no, it really really isn’t), and the IPCC had to hold a crisis meeting because Rose’s articles have caused such a fuss (that meeting never happened, which Rose had been told several times, but still made the claim). Other examples abound." - Sean McBride
Steven Perez
I just walked 10,000 steps and got a badge. Hurrah! http://www.fitbit.com/user... #Fitstats
I just walked 10,000 steps and got a badge. Hurrah! http://www.fitbit.com/user/253ZNF #Fitstats
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