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Victor Ganata
I feel like there should be an ICD-9 code for "history of health insurance coverage problems"
Too large a pool of people you'sd have to have subsidiary codes - WarLord
File under hereditary deceases. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Good day my good friend how are you doing hope fine and your family. It's magic each time we hold each other, each time we cuddle, and each time we kiss. I feel goosebumps all over again. I never want to let you go for fear of losing you, so I just hold on a little bit tighter each day, refusing to let go. You will never know the warmth I feel inside me when I'm with you. You're all I... more... - lainababy
LIAR! "You're all I ever wanted." Same goes for Tim, Louis, Chris, Paul, and others. You are an idiot. - Joe
Micah
Took my 3-hour third year electrician exam this morning. School's out, yo!
Results come out in a week now, apparently. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Good luck - WarLord
WarLord
Silicon Valley will destroy your job: Amazon, Facebook and our sick new economy http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
The monopoly strategy is the tech industry’s deep, dark secret. And the amount of time, money and anguish it extracts from everyone else is ours. - WarLord
Now a new generation of would-be monopolies is on the move. The most aggressive of them is the martially named “Uber,” which recently distinguished itself by earning an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau. Uber is following the path laid down by its forebears: First, identify a core market. Second, establish a monopoly position. Then capitalize on that position, either by squeezing customers and/or vendors or by using it to expand into additional markets. - WarLord
Still, Silicon Valley represents a set of values that is amoral by commonly held standards. It’s rapidly taking control of the distribution systems for music, literature and arts. And it’s increasingly manipulating our access to information, even as it absorbs an ever-increasing share of our economy. - WarLord
Scoff at the word “monopoly” if you like. But if these developments don’t concern you, you’re not paying attention. - WarLord
Mike Nencetti
We may have reached the point where she stays in bed. The Hospice nurse recommended no more commode. She is experiencing pain. May need to start the morphine drip. Our plan is to keep her here. She still has her smile
What a tough thing. Thinking of you.. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Sending you both prayers of comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Sending good thoughts to you both. - Galadriel C.
Keeping you both in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
Mike, I have been praying for you and your wife and will continue to do so. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Much love, Mike. Praying for y'all. :( - LB put a spell on you.
I'm glad you have the hospice to support you all ((hugs)) you are in our thoughts - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Love and prayers to you both. - Mary Carmen
My thoughts are with you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strength and peace. - J. Marie B
Thinking of you guys... Praying for peace and comfort for both of you. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I am so sorry :( - Monaca di V.le Monza from iPhone
Much strength. - Stephan #TeamMarina
Be well - WarLord
Wishing you both peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Peace and blessings to both of you. - Corinne L
Thinking of you both. - Me
Lots of prayers and comfort to you both. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - bentley
Thinking of you and Beverly. Peace for both of you. - Greg GuitarBuster
having been through this so recently with my father, my thoughts are very much with you all. - ellbeecee from Android
I'm glad that, despite her pain, she is still smiling. You're both in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
definitely keeping you both in my thoughts - Mr. The Jason Fleming
may you all be peaceful: you, your wife, your family, and the hospice workers. may you all be free of suffering. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
thank you everyone. FF is a special place. y'all rock. - Mike Nencetti
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
Well, I wondered how long it might take and it appears that my wife is ready to return to sunnier climes. At the beginning of the new year, I'll be looking for new employment in a state well south of VA. (Right now, Florida is our #1 with Texas right behind due to both not taxing my retirement pay.) So...fun times ahead! :)
My next move is either retirement community/care facility or 6 feet under. I envy people who relocate. - Janet from FFHound!
If you look at Texas, I suggest Austin. - Kristin
Austin and San Antonio are the cities we're focusing on in Texas, actually. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Janet, I don't know if you should envy us. It's an extreme PITA while it's happening. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
You get on house hunters international and go to some exotic place. That might be fun :-) - Todd Hoff
There was a brief period where we evaluated if we could live out of the US on just my military retirement. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I suggest SoCal! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
My father loved the Canyon Lake region just north of San Antonio, New Braunfuls - surrounding lake seemed very retiree friendly plus pretty at least to me - WarLord
Tampa / Winterpark area in FLA is a booming tech biz region. I would caution you to really dig into the cost of living in FL though. no state tax is nice, but sales tax is 9% and property taxes are INSANE if you own a home (and fed tax deduction doesn't cover the difference) not to mention the special homeowner's insurance situation for storm coverage which WILL NEVER cover flood damage... more... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Sorry, Tamara with a J. SoCal is probably out but never say never. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Some of the places north of San Antonio are beautiful, so I'd definitely agree with you, Warlord. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
T-ra, thanks for the heads up. We briefly looked at the Tampa area before moving back to DC but jobs were hard all over just a few years ago. And you're definitely right about storm coverage. When we moved down we couldn't get renter's insurance because Hurricane Ike was headed our way. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Of course, the funnest part of all will be job searching in another state. Meh. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
WarLord
Republican Governors Just Might Save the Democratic Senate http://nym.ag/ZHji0K via @intelligencer
North Carolina and Kansas are the two states where Democrats seem to be dramatically over-performing the fundamentals. (They have a chance to pull a surprise win in Georgia, but that would be attributable to the state’s rapid growth of Democratic voters.) North Carolina and Kansas have in common Republican governors who have enacted sweeping, controversial agendas that have turned their party’s Senate candidates into quasi-incumbents - WarLord
In McConnell’s case, the Republican is bedeviled by a popular Democratic governor who has thrown himself fully behind implementing Obamacare, with impressive results. In many of the other states, the general pro-Republican thrust of the election is running up against a localized backlash against Republican policies. If Obama were the only incumbent, Republicans would have locked up the... more... - WarLord
WarLord
A Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders http://www.newyorker.com/books... via @newyorker
Within the cathedral of post-apocalyptic and dystopian literature, there ought to be a small sanctum reserved for books produced out of the author’s personal experience with cataclysmic events. Other works that fit into this niche include Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” which was inspired by the writer having witnessed the fire-bombing of Dresden, and “The Forever War,” Joe Haldeman’s 1974 novel, which drew directly on his tour of duty in Vietnam - WarLord
WarLord
What In The Damn Hell, Paula Deen http://foodspin.deadspin.com/what-in...
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"...Above, via Eater, is a recent advertisement for Paula Deen's Lady & Sons restaurant. It features a black employee of Deen's restaurant, whose job, in our estimation, is to pretend to be a slave. This is her job because Paula Deen wants to sell food to people who will take pleasure from playacting the fantasy that slavery never was abolished. Yeah, Paula Deen is still racist as hell, you guys. ..." - WarLord
Just looking at the picture itself I think that's a bit of a stretch. I will now proceed to read the article and see if my opinion changes. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
WarLord
Doctor in New York Tests Positive for Ebola http://gawker.com/new-yor...
From Comments: "... If you do not want to contract ebola, then: 1) Do not have sex with Dr. Spencer until such time as he is no longer contagious. 2) Do not ask Dr. Spencer to spit into your mouth or eyes. 3) Do not drink Dr. Spencer's blood or rub your open wounds on Dr. Spencer. 4) Do not lick sweat off of Dr. Spencer or drink his urine. 5) Do not ingest any of Dr. Spencer's vomit or feces. If you refrain from any of these things, you should be able to avoid contracting ebola from Dr. Spencer. Ebola has been studied extensively for several decades and its transmission vectors are well-known. Ebola is transmittable through direct bodily fluids only and only when the viral load is high enough. At that level, the patient displays symptoms of infection. If the patient is asymptomatic, then the viral load is insufficient to be generally transmissible. Ebola is not airborne and cannot be contracted merely by breathing the same air as someone with Ebola, even if that person is symptomatic.... more... - WarLord
WarLord
#Gamergate is really about terrorism: Why Bill Maher should be vilifying the gaming community, too http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
"...Imagine for a second, though, if the speaker had been a visiting scholar who was a prominent defender of Israel. Before their scheduled talk, an anonymous email is sent by someone identifying themselves as a Muslim threatening to indiscriminately kill all Jews and supporters of Israel at the event with a cache of guns and pipe bombs in the name of Jihad. Would the school and the Utah state government be as insistent on citizens’ inalienable gun rights in this situation? Perhaps. But given the fact that the U.S. has already launched numerous constitutionally dubious programs as a response to Islamic terrorism – along with regularly curtailing the right of free speech at national political conventions out of a concern for security – there’s serious reason to doubt this. ..." - WarLord
WarLord
“Gamergate is now irredeemably toxic”: The top 10 takeaways from Chris Kluwe’s Reddit AMA http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
“Badly. In terms of branding, the hashtag is toxic now, and it’s starting to pick up steam in the mainstream media. Don’t be surprised to see John Stewart, John Oliver, or Colbert rip it apart in the next couple weeks.” - WarLord
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Gentlemen, if you can't be bothered to give a woman your undivided attention, then don't expect hers either. #datingtips
Good preview though: Is this the man you want to spend the rest of your life watching the top of his head as he gazes at his cell phone - WarLord
непростые коротышки
"...But not always. Scott Heydt, director of marketing at Horizon Signal Technologies, says his company routinely sets up its portable traffic signals at road construction sites. Frequently, they are simply towed to a site and turned on. "We just set one up like that in New Jersey," said Heydt. "You can be driving to work and everything is normal, but on your way home, discover a new traffic light." (Of this possibility, a Google spokesperson said, “We will have to be ready for that.”) ... - WarLord
WarLord
#nanowrimo Pre-Nov 1 nano novel musing or it's only October 22 which story idea do I like better. The story I want to tell is modern day magic mixed with coming of age in suburbia. One idea is of course our young protagonist trained by modern day wizard. I have a "meets cute" so it starts nicely BUT of course the older wiser mentor
Can sorta kinda take over story from our young hero. Plus of course rules are boring - WarLord
Second idea, the protagonist finds a Grimoire and teaches himself to be wizard. This has advantages of more mistakes and hapless experiments as he works his "painful" way into competence. Plus maybe nice conflicts with wizards and any wizard ruling council as he blunders about. I kinda like "B" better BUT - WarLord
The Grimoire the wizard cook book is essential and how I get that book into his hands is driving me nuts. I'm thinking a book sale maybe a box of books for $10- $20 bucks but again how to make the Grimoire be ignored by all until Dylan finds it??? - WarLord
I like the idea of stumbling on a book. Dylan could be cleaning someone's attic/basement/garage and find it, the person doesn't know what it is so they let him keep it. Could be at a book sale, tucked away behind some other things, maybe planted there for him to find? Box lot at an auction that he sees something he wants and the book is at the bottom with a few others. The cover could be grimy and indistinct, which is why people ignore it. - Heather
^ that one's easy. It looks like an ordinary book to everyone except that kid. He has the "gift" so he can read it. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I thought about "ordinary book" thing... I like cleaning out the trash.... Dylan does good deed adventure ensues. I thought about box of books also containing enclosed book stand that concealed this book... I dunno taking out the trash maybe with a side of ordinary looking book - WarLord
Of course maybe I need to expand my "palette of colors" I mean kid discovers magic, adventures ensue - where have we read that before? If I go with "taking out the trash" literally anyone could discover the book. An adult, not necessarily an orphan or sullen loner etc etc That makes an accidental wizard a very different story - WarLord
Yvonne Renee
$65 to find out if we have $1700 or $2900 in repairs. Time to move on?
'99 Chevy Venture 119,000 miles. Is this repair the beginning of the end? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've got a '97 minivan. I asked the mech before pouring money in it. It was his opinion that if I did the repairs, there were still years of good life left in it. If you like your car, if a reputable mech tells you the repairs will take care of things for a good while, that it has life left in it, then it's certainly cheaper than buying another car. - Spidra Webster
How many monthly payments in a new (or newer) ride is the repair and will repair give you that much useful life out of your old ride. - WarLord
'99 Chevy Venture 119,000 miles. We got it for $1 about 6 years ago. I can't roll down the windows, no cup holders for the front passengers, radio only (cassette player stopped working last spring), windshield cracked... I think we're ready to move on. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
$1400 blue book value. Ugh. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @cmaue: So they doxxed Felicia Day for saying GG was bad. Didn't dox Will Wheaton. Please, tell me more about how this isn't about misogyny.
Nor Chris Kluwe #waronwomen - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Funny how the people who keep saying voting is a waste of time only talk about how all the candidates and parties are the same. They never mention the fact that you're also voting on state, county, and city measures that will totally affect your life in very concrete ways.
That's because they're simple-minded. It's too hard for them to think that much. - Anika
Plus of course the parties and candidates are NOT the same but hey simple minded - WarLord
I assume they've never voted and have no idea that there are things like ballot questions. - Heather
People who "choose" not to vote come up with the most remarkable reasons. And it's SOOOOOO difficult to register and vote (esp. in states with permanent absentee ballots, like California). Thus us aged and, unfortunately, them extremists take over the gummint because we'll take the time to be part of it. - Walt Crawford
Mary Carmen
Recurring dreams: 1. I'm in high school and I can't remember my locker combination, and 2. I keep thinking that I have missed a ton of assignments and am failing the class.
I know that dream. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Do you have your shoes on? For some reason I'm always barefoot as I try to navigate those hallways - WarLord
I have my shoes. - Mary Carmen
Actually, that dream was my senior year. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I have those as well! Also: 3) I'm graduating from high school for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time because I kept going back to try to get better grades. I suddenly realise I'm a married mother of two hanging out with 17yo's and wearing a uniform but that's not weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Then there's the dream where I'm trying to text or call someone, and for some reason, I just CANNOT type in the right combination of characters/numbers. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Anxiety about the new boot camp experience and fear of failure? - Janet from FFHound!
No clue. But I have anxiety so it makes sense. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I have that dream all the time. That, and the one where I'm running away from people with guns through a factory while I'm protecting a baby. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
In my recurring dream, I'm not wearing trousers and I'm going around trying to find some trousers to put on before the people around me realize I'm not wearing any. - bentley
First time on FriendFeed in sooooo long for this post! You never disappoint, Mary Carmen!! Hope the family is well!! :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
HI HAROLD! Wr are alive and well over here, you? - Mary Carmen
Very well, Carmen!! Thanks for asking. How is motherhood treating you...? Being a parent is the best thing in the world; ten years as a parent and it just keeps getting better with every passing year... :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
I love it. It is a lot of fun. She is growing too fast! - Mary Carmen
Awesome...! Very happy for you and the Mr. I'll catch up on your pics tomorrow/this weekend. :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
Jandy
Just earned my first nickel with Google Adsense. WHERE SHOULD I SPEND IT?!
On Adwords of course! - Amit Patel
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @kissane: Chris Kluwe's GamerGate response is a thing of beauty and thus a joy for ever. https://medium.com/the-cau...
RT @kissane: Chris Kluwe's GamerGate response is a thing of beauty and thus a joy for ever. https://medium.com/the-cauldron/why-gamergaters-piss-me-the-f-off-a7e4c7f6d8a6
Like x infinity - WarLord
Can't believe he's so young yet so wise. It's beautiful. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*bump* for the morning crowd. #mustread - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Micah
Started using Twitter like Tumblr, using Tumblr like Twitter, and using Facebook like a restraining order. Life makes more sense now.
I'm worried this seems to be making sense..... #confused - WarLord
It's a bit of hyperbole. Truth is I mostly use friendfeed. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Morton Fox
Of course Walmart Savings Catcher failed to find any lower prices. It was only milk, after all. :P
Groceries wild be Walmart's undoing Food does not lend itself to the sweatshop ethos pricing model and the competition is everywhere and margins are razor thin... #dollarstore tp #Aldus plus more - WarLord
WarLord
This is PERFECT “Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off” by @ChrisWarcraft https://medium.com/@ChrisW... Chris Kluwe speaks truth to idiots #ftw
Like this: "... (#Gamergate, for those unaware, is what happened a bit over a month ago, where an angry neckbeard posted demonstrably false allegations about his ex-girlfriend, claiming she slept with video game site reviewers for better scores for her games (again, demonstrably false), and then a whole bunch of other angry neckbeards on the Internet went full Denis Dyack and spitfrothed themselves into national attention by making an array of threats on numerous female game developers, including ones about their death, tried to hide behind a shield of “it’s about journalistic ethics because they said gamers are dead,” and generally proved why the Internet needs to be burned to the ground and the ashes salted. If you’re curious about the details, here’s a good background link.) ..." - WarLord
Or this "... You slopebrowed weaseldicks with zero reading comprehension and even less critical thinking skills who think an article claiming “Gamers are dead” is something bad? Fuck me sideways with a sandblaster. It’s like all you can do is look at this collection of words, scratch yourself uneasily, and then run off to look for grubs. Your reaction (and I am not making this up,... more... - WarLord
This is the best thing I've ever read. AMAZING! - Heather
THIS 1000x. "In fact, #Gamergaters, if your concern really was ethics, the very first thing you would be saying about this whole mess is, “Holy shit, get these fucking misogynistic creeps away from us. Let’s find a different hashtag to assemble under RIGHT FUCKING NOW.” You’d be doing everything in your power to make sure the legitimate cause you’re concerned about wasn’t hijacked or used as a shield by those with no other agenda than to make women and minorities afraid, simply because they can." - rönin
Jason Toney
RT @tumbirsposts: I CANT STOP LAUGHING SOMONE HELP http://t.co/NPEhNlxExw
RT @tumbirsposts: I CANT STOP LAUGHING SOMONE HELP http://t.co/NPEhNlxExw
Is he related to Phteven? - Heather
Perfect - WarLord
The "m" is silent AND invisible. - vicster: full-bodied
Shannon - GlassMistress
If you had been around someone, who had been around someone who had been to west Africa would you want to be told? Discuss.
Only if the traveler developed symptoms. - John (bird whisperer)
I met someone today who lived in Dallas 10 years ago I washed my hands for 10 minutes..... - WarLord
If you could follow a joint exchange of bodily fluids, my answer is yes. Otherwise, no. - Janet from FFHound!
Julian
Now I am thinking about getting a tablet...
NOT an iPad. - Julian
I've got an LG we picked up cheap when Uli got his new phone. Really like it. Admittedly, I mostly use it for games, reading, and social stuff; no clue how it would do for anything more complex. - Kirsten
we have a Kindle Fire HD. it was free. no real complaints. - Big Joe Silence
We continue to like our Kindle Fire HD 8.9, but now you'd want the HDX 8.9, which is apparently powerful enough to be a decent general-purpose tablet (and has phenomenal resolution). But it's still Amazon-tuned, running a customized Android, which may be an issue. - Walt Crawford
I wonder if I can still get a Nexus 7, now that the Nexus 9 has been announced. - Julian
I'm looking to replace my Nexus 7, Julian. I really liked it. - MoTO: Team Marina
My dad picked up a new Nexus 7 last week, to replace his 1st-gen Nexus 7. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I love my Dell Venue 7. - Corinne L
This might actually happen today, thanks to Micro Center. I will update on this soon. - Julian
You can still get a Nexus 7 from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s.... - Me
Also I suggest what Walt suggested as well, especially if you live in the Amazon world and have kids (There is a feature for kid time and such that is not standard on others.) I use my Fire HD for when watching tv and such along with some games. - Me
Just got an amazing steal on a Nexus 7 at my local Micro Center. I almost bought two. The second would have been the 2012 model, but they didn't have any (and I would have happily taken a refurb). - Julian from YouFeed
My wife is also on her 2nd Nexus 7. - Bruce Lewis
Just a suggestion, but I love this case for my nexus 7 http://www.amazon.com/JETech%... - Me
I'm liking my Surface 2 very much the current Surface is a 3 - WarLord
I did choose a case in the store. One can always change cases... - Julian
Me being me, of course I already have Ubuntu installed. - Julian
WarLord
Deadspin The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army http://gawker.com/the-d-l...
SURFACE - gamer gate.png
"... These people have nothing in common except their prior irrelevance, obscurity, and a dogged hatred of anything resembling progressive values. But to even call the clown kings of Gamergate "conservatives" is to give them more credit than they're due; this isn't political, it's personal and deeply cynical. Atop a blob of angry, naive, and alienated youths is this handful of self-promoters who recognize an opportunity to self-promote. The kids of Gamergate think they've found heroes and allies, a group of adults who will finally include and respect them. But they're being made fools of all over again. ..." - WarLord
imabonehead
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
"A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Wow just wow You have no idea how this affects someone with IBM Maybe cell transplantation...... - WarLord
Sean McBride
Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
30 years, tops, before humans are banned from driving on most public U.S. roadways In urban areas. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Possibly sooner. - Sean McBride
many many decades. - Brian Johns
Cars individual transportation modules may themselves be banned long before "driverless" cars become even a blip on the radar much less human operators banned Please See aircraft and locomotives et al - WarLord
The article brings up a valid point. It may be more about legal and ethical issues than technical ones. Besides, I want to see a driverless vehicle drive me to work in winter time with snow and ice covered roads through four foot snow drifts without clear visual references as to where the road actually is. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Heisenberg
Who is considered the best programmer in the world?
Alive or anytime? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not me. - Amit Patel
It's interesting we don't even have any nominations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Da Vinci. in so much that he reverse engineered nature's code and reproduced it. - Johnny
A while back gamers were gushing over John Carmack. - Rodfather from Android
Ken Thompson maybe. But probably Don Knuth. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Most likely, it's not the best programmer in the world. There is an issue of acknowledgement. - NOT THE CRICKET
God! - Morgan Fugel
Gregor Mendel - WarLord
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