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In interweb years, friendfeed is a sprite 42 year old.
Hey, that's me in people years! :P - Laurie Boots from Android
Watch a Tattoo Artist Change a Burn Victim's Life With Permanent Makeup
Watch a Tattoo Artist Change a Burn Victim's Life With Permanent Makeup
Steve C Team Marina
Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA -
Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA
"f you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP. These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the German magazine Der Spiegel. The combination of Tor, CSpace and ZRTP (plus another anonymizing technology for good measure) results in levels of protection that the NSA deems "catastrophic" -- meaning the organization has "near-total loss/lack of insight to target communications," according to Der Spiegel." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Goodbye 2014, hello 2015! Here’s my movie-watching recap of 2014 (with a side of games/books):
Goodbye 2014, hello 2015! Here’s my movie-watching recap of 2014 (with a side of games/books):
Always fun to read your movie stuff. Although now that i think about it I don't think I saw a movie this year. - Steve C Team Marina
Steve, ANY movies, or just any 2014 movies? - Jandy
I learned I need to explore the Pre-Code era of film. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
It's pretty awesome, Brent. Choose most any Hollywood from from 1930-1934, and you'll see aspects of Pre-Code (of course, some are Pre-Codier than others). - Jandy
Sean McBride
Hottest Year Ever: 5 Places Where 2014 Temps Really Cooked - Scientific American -
Hottest Year Ever: 5 Places Where 2014 Temps Really Cooked - Scientific American
"Though the official numbers aren't in for December, it's likely that 2014 will go down as the planet's hottest year on record, at least since scientists started keeping tabs on global temperature. Data from three major climate-tracking groups agree: The combined land and ocean surface temperatures hit new highs this year, according to the United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United Kingdom's Met Office and the World Meteorological Association." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Dead or just sleeping good as hell... You be the judge.
Dead or just sleeping good as hell... You be the judge.
Amit Patel
Blobs in Games: Notes on line drawing on grid maps -
Blobs in Games: Notes on line drawing on grid maps
I wrote a short tutorial on how to draw lines, not using the popular Bresenham's algorithm, but using linear interpolation, which I find simpler and more useful. These are my notes on the writing process - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
I like Amit's brain. - SAM
this is my second time having frozen shoulder and it's way worse because it's my right arm. I keep doing things like reaching into the fridge for the water jug, or using my right hand to flip a light switch, and burst out screaming in pain because it hurts so bad.
and it doesn't effing stop hurting. it's either a dull ache, a throbbing, or when I extend it, a sharp intense pain that spreads from my upper arm into my elbow and forearm. I have too much to do to be derailed by this shit :(((((((( - Starmama
Dang, that sounds rough. How long does a frozen shoulder last? - Marie
Last time was 18 months. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Wait, what? You're in pain like this for 18 MONTHS? - Marie
the intense pain, last time, lasted for about 6 months. it starts out intermittent pain, mostly when you move the arm. then the pain intensifies, and you lose mobility, and gradually it gets better. but, as I have learned, there's a chance of recurrence. I've talked to people who've gotten it four times in five years! - Starmama
oh, mama, i'm sorry. *pats you gently* - Marie
My chiropractor (a good non-quack chiro) volunteered her services to The Suitcase Clinic. See if they've got someone there who can help you with deep tissue massage or something else that'll work it out: Sorry you're going through that. I know that shit sucks hard. - Spidra Webster
My first ever real massage was from a volunteer with the Suitcase Clinic! Great suggestion, thanks. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Does physical therapy help at all? It's a really sucky condition to have because there's nothing they can do about it. - Todd Hoff
PT helps keep or regain some mobility, but doesn't help with pain. In fact, I've heard that the PT with frozen shoulder is excruciating. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The pain is awful. With my right shoulder, the pain from the mobility exercises feel like icicle swords shooting from my shoulder to the rest of my body, especially my head. You sound like you have a much worse case than I do, though. I already go through this for 5 - 15 mos. at a time with 3 - 8 mos. of peace in between. - Anika
They aren't sure why, but diabetics are at higher risk for getting it. There's even a chapter about it in my Diabetes Handbook. And it's often a much more painful experience for diabetics. More chance of recurrence, too. Just my luck huh. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Right there in that book, it says froze shoulder can cause confusion and depression and sleep deprivation, all due to the overwhelming pain. I should carry the book around to show people who act like they think I'm exaggerating. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
wife has that now and with a 6 month old it's not fun. She is doing PT but can't take the recommended steroids due to breastfeeding. Have you tried the steroid method in the past? It ain't a miracle cure as there isn't one i'm afraid. :( - Steve C Team Marina
It's probably what we'll decide. Dr appt next week. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Stunning photos of tears under a microscope vary by emotion
Jason Toney
This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It
This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It
"Between 1974 and 1979, residents of a small Manitoba city were selected to be subjects in a project that ensured basic annual incomes for everyone. For five years, monthly checks were delivered to the poorest residents of Dauphin, Manitoba –- no strings attached. And for five years, poverty was completely eliminated. The program was dubbed “Mincome” -- a neologism of “minimum income”... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Fascinating i had never heard of this. - Steve C Team Marina
People Are Using Hacked Toy Hobbit Sting Swords to Find Unsecured Wi-Fi | The Mary Sue -
People Are Using Hacked Toy Hobbit Sting Swords to Find Unsecured Wi-Fi | The Mary Sue
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"The Elvish smiths of Gondolin had their priorities straight: having an early-warning system for nearby goblins and orcs is all well and good, but finding accessible Wi-Fi networks is just as important. And now, thanks to the work of some enterprising nerds over at, Sting’s true web-cutting potential has finally been revealed! has devised a step-by-step guide for hobbitses and humans to transform Hobbit Sting merchandise into WarSting: A Wi-Fi scanning sword. After the mini Wi-Fi development kit SparkCore is inserted into Sting, the sword will turn blue when near an unencrypted network. Sting’s wielder can then slash the air to join and share the message “{YOUR WI-FI NETWORK} has been vanquished!”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Hayward Shoreline continues to be my favorite bird photography spot. The birds are so close to the trail! Low tide turns out to be better than high tide.
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Walt Crawford
In the past, I explicitly called myself a feminist. Recently, some folks (mostly women) have in essence said men really can't be feminists and should just shut up and go away. So I stopped. But that's bullshit, as John Scalzi points out in the link. So: yes, I'm a feminist, and have been for as long as I can remember....
In case the link didn't work: - Walt Crawford
And if you want a clear example of why I stopped calling myself a feminist for a while, I give you this comment on Scalzi's post (which a number of women quickly disagreed with): - Walt Crawford
Women who say men can't be feminists are unclear on the concept, in my opinion. - Spidra Webster
In that stream of comments, she was a minority of one. - Walt Crawford
RT @kcnickerson: Hey Kids... Next Time, Maybe Wrap Mom's New Vacuum Cleaner in the Box? #gift #humor
RT @kcnickerson: Hey Kids... Next Time, Maybe Wrap Mom's New Vacuum Cleaner in the Box? #gift #humor
Kazuo Ishiguro: how I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks | Books | The Guardian -
Kazuo Ishiguro: how I wrote The Remains of the Day in four weeks | Books | The Guardian
"Many people have to work long hours. When it comes to the writing of novels, however, the consensus seems to be that after four hours or so of continuous writing, diminishing returns set in. I’d always more or less gone along with this view, but as the summer of 1987 approached I became convinced a drastic approach was needed. Lorna, my wife, agreed." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Until that point, since giving up the day job five years earlier, I’d managed reasonably well to maintain a steady rhythm of work and productivity. But my first flurry of public success following my second novel had brought with it many distractions. Potentially career-enhancing proposals, dinner and party invitations, alluring foreign trips and mountains of mail had all but put an end... more... - Maitani
Amit Patel
Egret flew right past me! and my camera focused properly this time
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Louis Gray
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity -
Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
On Monday, Stephen and I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previous personal best by more than 50 percent, and coming close to fifty miles walked - while also helping raise money for Camp Taylor, a free summer camp for children with heart disease, in memory of Riley Norton, the son of my friend and colleague Ken Norton. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Who's this Stepeh guy? :) - Stephen Mack
No idea STEPHEN. NO IDEA. - Louis Gray
You go guys!! Maybe I'll try to join you for a lap - my next badge is at a measly 25K steps... - Ken Gidley
We'd love to have you for some or all, Ken! That's for everyone else here, too. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey Bruce, I think @Fitbit should be promoting this on their channels. :) - Louis Gray
What about … sleep?! - Amit Patel
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive Amit. - Louis Gray
What could be a bigger waste of time than walking? - Todd Hoff
Not walking? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Walking or running for charity is never a waste of time. As a fellow charity racer and Fitbit fanatic, I'm proud of Louis and Stephen for being so awesome! I did 65K during my marathon day (29 miles total including walking to/from the race), so I know y'all can rock this so easy! Kick butt, gentlemen! <3 - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Thanks Amanda! - Louis Gray
Thanks also from me. - Stephen Mack
@Fitbit did retweet. I hope you hit your fundraising goal! - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, this afternoon we're now $4,405 out of $4,500! - Stephen Mack
Woot, goal made! - Stephen Mack
Yay! - vicster
When I see the post for the picture, all I can think of is the Matterhorn Game from the Price is Right: - Jason Huebel
And I yodel my little heart out. - Jason Huebel
Stephen Mack
Live FF post for today's #fitbit100k challenge!
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Gah sideways - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe not a great sign that you're already horizontal, but best of luck to you guys! - Eivind
5k done, 95k to go! Louis is a fast walker. Why are we so crazy? My right foot is a little sore. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Good luck, guys! - Jenny H. from Android
Good luck! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Thank you! Dodging bicycles on the Steven's Creek Trail. 8k steps down in 75 mins. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
11k done. Louis is on his second Diet Coke. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
wait, how come he can drink a soda but you can't drink your coffee? nonsense! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
He's more talented at drinking on the move than I am :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
18k steps! Starting to feel it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
20k steps before 9am! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken is with us now, yay! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You need a straw - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I do. 25k done! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis. Have a little mercy. Stephen, he is not the boss of you ... srsly, be careful guys. Have fun. - Laura Norvig
Thanks, Laura! 30k achieved. Louis is nearly 2k ahead of me because he doesn't stop moving when I tie my shoe or stop to pee. He. Is. A. Robot. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
He'll take you round the universe and all the other places too, Stephen! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I think you're right, Hig. He's taking me 36k so far -- we're past the one third milestone. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Are you popping ibuprofen to prevent foot swelling/pain? - Meg VMeg
Meg, about to start. I have some blister goo on now thanks to Slacy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Please consider a donation! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
45k now! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
52.5k now. Louis is 56k. Stride difference or device difference? Also he keeps walking when I stop to pee. Grr! The difference is a problem. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken G. did 30k or more with us. Great job and thank you, Ken! Edit: 35k - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Don't take any ibuprofen! Rule of thumb when you're doing an endurance event (even walking or hiking). You don't take painkillers of any kind because they can cause kidney and/or liver damage (it screws with your hydration and sodium levels). You have to wait until you've had your first good pee after you've completed your endurance event before you should take a painkiller of any kind. - Hookuh Tinypants
Oops. Good advice. Too late. :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
26.9 miles walked, 58.4k steps. A marathon walked in 10 hours. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
63k but Louis is somehow at 69,800. I can understand him being 2k or 3k ahead but he picked up 1,000 steps on me in the last 20 min while walking the same trail. Something ain't right. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hmm. We did a test. He's currently getting 100 steps while I got 75 -- but we were walking side by side and matching strides. So I'm going to use his count. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We're therefore nearing 75k. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-) - bentley
GO! GO! GOOOOOOOO!!! *shakes pom-poms* - vicster
Thanks, Vicster! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
4 hours to go. Dark again. Why did we do this on the second shortest day of the year. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We just saw a fox. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have a sneaking suspicion even Louis will sleep well when you're finished. - Eric Logan from iPhone
Stephen, what did the fox say? - bentley
Way to go, Stephen! I walked 200 steps today on one leg, exhausted. :) - Stephan from iPhone
80k! Just told a dirty joke. Louis didn't laugh. #robot - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You two are awesome! - joey
Thanks, Joey! (You're awesome too.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
17k to go. Ankle really hurts on left. Roger is here! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I totally forgot to mention here that my sister walked four hours with us. She rocks. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
85k per Louis's tracker. We're literally on the home stretch. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You are a mach daddy machine! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
This is so cool guys. WAY. TO. GO. - SAM
Keep it up, guys! Awesome work! :)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
90k steps achieved! Also extreme soreness! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
90K! Woooo! - bentley
92k now. Going slowwwww. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Go go go! Slow and steady wins the race my friend. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thanks, Tamara, Scott, Mary and Betsy! Taking a bench break. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*sends massaging calf muscle vibes* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
You guys are in the home stretch! - Brian Johns
Too long a streeeeetch, Sparky. We're limping along now. Roger is holding both our backpacks. 93,857 steps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Almost there! You've got this! - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks, Jennifer. Nearly 97k. Last wind - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! You got this! - joey
Feels close! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
98,500 - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So! Close! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Last 1k is dog-walking. :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay! I'm so impressed! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Done before 10pm! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Good job! - Ken Gidley from iPhone
100,000 achieved! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Many thanks to Ken, Jo, and Roger for walking with us! And to everyone here for your support! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations! - joey
And to everyone who donated: THANK YOU SO MUCH - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations!!! You two are ROCK STARS! - vicster
Woohoo! Great job, Stephen and Louis! - Jenny H. from Android
!!! - Marie
congrats! - imabonehead
Yay!!!! Well done! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan
Well done, guys! I hope you both are resting comfortably. - Corinne L
Thanks all! In the tub. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for being my amazing partner and for this thread, Stephen! - Louis Gray
This thread is epic! 1) Yes, I am a robot. 2) Yes, I bossed Stephen. 3) Yes, I laughed at his joke. 4) Yes, there was a Fitbit count issue, but I made 100k! 5) I am way sore and not sleeping... BECAUSE you know why. - Louis Gray
Woo-hoo!!!! Congratulations! - bentley
Let us know how your feet feel when you wake up. ;) - April Russo
Stiff, sore, slow. I am old. - Louis Gray
April: I slept in to 11. I think the technical term for how they feel is "not good." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's too late to advise you guys to ice your legs, but I recommend a hot bath with Epsom salts. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Make sure you get up and move frequently throughout the day. Doesn't need to be fast or long, just enough to keep your muscles from tightening back up. Do some stretches, both static and dynamic. And hydrate like your life depends on it. Also, pull up your Fitbit dashboard or app periodically and stare at your numbers for yesterday. Revel in that. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Excellent advice, Hookuh! I did ice a bit before bath last night, and am doing some more ice today. Epsom salt bath soon. Good idea on the stretches. - Stephen Mack
I've found some short walks to be helpful for me today, along with the stretching. Not so sore that I need ice or espom salt baths today. Definitely had reached my limit yesterday and happy to have stopped then. Don't envy Louis & you today. - Ken Gidley
If by "short walks" I can qualify with "hobbling to and from the kitchen" then I can say I took several short walks today. Fitbit tells me I've taken 270 steps so far today. That's a litttttle bit different from yesterday. (BTW, when I got home last night and realized I needed to take the trash bins down, I was so mad.) - Stephen Mack
That's how I would have felt after about 7K, and it would take me days to recover. I try to stay between 3K and 5K on most days. - April Russo
Just remember - it's not the day after that kills you. It gets worse on the second day after. *runs away* - Hookuh Tinypants
Tinypants!!! (Shakes fist) - Louis Gray
I did more than 9,000 steps today, because I had to do Christmas shopping still, and take kids places. But I've not been dramatically exerting. Over time, the stiffness will subside. - Louis Gray
Just consider it a reminder of your awesomeness. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Louis Gray
Stephen and I are walking all day today! We just passed 4k Fitbit steps and have 96k to go! #fitbit100k
Good luck! Stay hydrated! :D - Jennifer Dittrich
He won't let me stop for coffee :( Meanie - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Want me to bring you coffee? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Yvonne, I have a thermos full! He just won't let me stop to drink it :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
what I've heard about this Louis character on here indicates he is not a nice person. no sleep and no coffee? nonsense! also, GO STEPHEN! RAH RAH SIS BOOM! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
16k steps down! Doing very well. You can help sponsor us at - Louis Gray from Android
They're more than halfway! - Bruce Lewis
Almost done! - bentley
96,317! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We made it! 100k! We are both so sore and tired, but we managed. - Louis Gray
Congratulations! ^_^ - Farzad
Amit Patel
On a random rural road in central california
They'd sell like hotcakes in the SGV. First thing that comes after wrecking a home to build a McMansion is erecting lions like that. - Spidra Webster
Monday is our 32nd anniversary. We have an overnight at the St Paul Hotel tonight with supper at the St Paul Grill #partee
Amit Patel
I went to Dow Wetlands, not knowing what to expect. Not the bird sanctuary I was hoping for, but I got to see this guy—
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Victor Ganata
The fact that attacking a multinational corporation somehow can give you leverage over the government of a nation-state just makes it clear that the existence of multinational corporations are totally antithetical to the continued existence of nation-states.
We should all be farmers. - Todd Hoff
It's not a normative statement, just a description :) #inevitability - Victor Ganata
Every day repealing Treaty of Westphalia and of course every William Gibson novel - WarLord
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Amit Patel
I love watching pelicans.
Me three. I love watching them cruise the wave tops all aligned. They swoop along at high speeds and the eventually loop around to do it again. - Todd Hoff
Amit Patel
Hayward Shoreline was a good walk (~6mi). Some birds — not many. It was fun watching the pelicans and egrets fishing.
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Lorenzo R v rs
How Neal Stephenson Is Helping To Make Snow Crash's Metaverse A Reality -
How Neal Stephenson Is Helping To Make Snow Crash's Metaverse A Reality
Adoro wuel libro, adoro il metaverso! - Emma Woodhouse
cosa darei per andare a bere una bibita con Neal Stephenson - eslr
I think he may be backing the wrong horse. - Ken Morley
Damn good thing the only countries we trade with are democracies allow free speech and elections like China and Saudi Arabia and umm #cubapolicy
"It’s a dangerous path I bounce, but I bounce it alone. Because the Hundred Acre Wood needs a hero, Pooh Bear, and I’m the only one."
Tigger is an ass. Bouncing people who are just minding their own business. I'm just sayin' - Steve C Team Marina
I always preferred Piglet. - April Russo
A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs -- ScienceDaily -
A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs -- ScienceDaily
"Being able to mentally consider quantities makes sense for any social species. This skill is important during the search for food, for example, or to determine whether an opponent group outnumbers one's own. Scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied how well dogs can discriminate between different quantities and discovered that wolves perform better than dogs at such tasks. Possibly dogs lost this skill, or a predisposition for it, during domestication. The results were published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
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