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WarLord
John Boehner has invited Pope Francis to speak to a joint session of Congress . That will be fascinating. The Republicans will squirm when he talks about money as evil and income equality and Democrats will squirm as he talks about life. The problem for Boehner, he doesn't seem to realize this isn't reliable Republican Pope Benedict
"Democrats will squirm as he talks about life"? Some group of Democrats opposed to life? Oh, wait, you mean "a woman's right to control her own body," don't you? - walt crawford
The interesting thing fpo me will be how Francis balances his message of welcoming faith with his stilt very conservative views of contraception and abortion. - WarLord
My own views are quite different from his except in areas of economic equality but then I've also been accused of being a "Cafeteria Catholic" - WarLord
WarLord
No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham http://deadspin.com/no-more...
THIS: "...This is how low our standards are. Gesture toward a good cause and you're practically unassailable. No More gave Goodell and the NFL a cheap and perfect way out of a public relations disaster and we shouldn't be surprised. We do the exact same thing every day when we throw on our Toms, our pink baseball hats, and our latest rubber bracelet of choice, shopping our way into another day with pure hearts and clean consciences. ..." - WarLord
Victor Ganata
"The anti-vax and climate ‘skeptic’ strains of science denial have been with us for more than a decade. Until now, however, it's all seemed a bit theoretical ... But now along comes an outbreak of a once-beaten disease and — surprise — we suddenly see that science denial has actual real-world consequences, because it’s about the actual real world…"
—Adam Frank, commentator and astrophysicist professor via NPR https://www.facebook.com/NPR... - Victor Ganata
Science Denialism Has Consequences - NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs... - Victor Ganata
"The anti-vax movement, like climate change denialism, rests on the assumption that if you disagree with certain established scientific results you can just ignore them. You call the science lies — or claim the scientists have a political bias." - Victor Ganata
I think publics distrust of scientists and a lack of understanding about the science ie vacinations doesn't help. People read sensationlist news and believe it! - Halil
Well to paraphrase Barbie, "Science is hard." Seriously, people struggle with ambiguity and numbers in general ("AHA! So because there is a 1 in 10,000 chance [made up stat] that my child *might* get a /experience rash/have convulsions/whatever-unnamed-negative-reaction, THIS VACCINE IS DANGEROUS"). "Besides, my *grandma* never had got vaccinated and she lived to be 110." (which means absolutely nothing) - MoTO Boychick Devil
When we decided that we should seek medical and scientific knowledge from a Playboy Centerfold instead of actual doctors we went deep into the rabbit hole until now we have Republicans unsure if food workers "really" need to wash their hands after they take a shit.... We are doomed because worshiping celebrity makes us terminally stupid. I blame the Kardashians - WarLord
The fact that she was a playboy centerfold has absolutely nothing to do with her ability to comment intelligently on science or medicine. The fact that she completely uneducated in those fields and refuses to accept the evidence presented to her does. - DJF
She has some very smart girl glasses she wears for interviews that is like a doctors degree and yeah it IS relevant because her celebrity her "playboyness" has EVERYTHING to do with why she has the big megaphone she does in this vaccine debate. - WarLord
It's why she has a megaphone, but that doesn't mean you can disparage "seeking medical and scientific knowledge from a Playboy Centerfold". Being a playboy centerfold gave her the visibility; it did not make her stupid. Or should we ignore all of Gloria Steinem's scholarship too? - DJF
Gloria never got a pictorial, she had a waitress job that required wearing some ears. And no I emphatically disagree, we are indeed taking medical advice from someone whose qualification for celebrity was an ability to look lovely while naked. - WarLord
Well, thank god she didn't get naked. I mean, everyone knows flashing your tits in public kills brain cells every time you do it and means you should never be respected for any opinion you have afterwards. - Jennifer Dittrich
WarLord
Fox News throws Paul and Christie overboard: On vaccines, GOP nuts go too far even for the propagandists http://www.salon.com/2015... via @Salon
Then suddenly, out of the blue, Paul and Christie find themselves on the outside looking in. On Tuesday, Republican House Speaker John Boehner said every child should be vaccinated. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who once contracted polio, said he was grateful for vaccinations. And Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said, with no small amount of passion, that vaccinations should be federally mandated: “Some things do require Big Brother.” - WarLord
WarLord
When we decided that we should seek medical and scientific knowledge from a Playboy Centerfold instead of actual doctors we went deep into the rabbit hole until now we have Republicans unsure if food workers "really" need to wash their hands after they take a shit.... We are doomed because worshiping celebrity makes us terminally stupid. I blame...
I blame the Kardashians - WarLord
Maybe it's not true of Jenny McCarthy, but surely some nude models know a lot about viral infections. - Greg GuitarBuster
Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Pot becomes legal in Portland in July. At that point it will be considered uncool and stop being the biggest thing in the world, right?
It is going to steal some of the Colorado pot tourism. - Joe
I don't need no new tourists! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
They can go to Washington. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Hipsters will need to smoke tobacco to be cool and cutting edge - WarLord
I mean, they already do. I can tell because I can see the cigarette packs through their skinny jeans. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Hey! I love Portland and would like to return. *shakes fist* *wears Hawaiian shirt and Nike sandals with white socks* - Spidra Webster
You get a pass. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
WarLord
If Libertarian Republicans are pro-life supporting intrusive medical rules interfering with personal freedom, how can they be #AntiVaxxer
Once you're born, you're on your own. - Johnny
ohh, pro-fetus then.... - WarLord
They're "pro-the chance of a Libertarian Republican voter being born and we'll let diseases kill off the poor ones which will likely not vote for us anyway". - Johnny
WarLord
The Republicans ALWAYS had a 2 step plan for replacing ACA: step 1) rich people get healthy, step 2) poor people die #hypocrites #Obamacare
Some of them also think Measles vaccination causes autism; just learned today from FB. - Sir Vali
New step 2) nobody gets vaccinated 3) poor people (and everybody else) die - WarLord
The Other Yvonne
It's Groundhog Day!
It's 78° here today! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Snowing here and about 25 - WarLord
It's Groundhog Day! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Joe
Joe
Another article by Emery and Stone. I wonder if this will really rock the scholarly community.
WHY NO ONE GET MY PUN? - Joe
ahhh i see what you did there. maybe peoples humor has eroded - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Though it might umm rub them wrong... - WarLord
Thanks guys. You have restored my faith in the FF community. - Joe
What is this "humor" thing, LotL? - walt crawford
Cristo
What other social networking/Web 2.0 sites do you use besides FriendFeed?
Bumblr, Snickr, YouTuba, but nowhere any good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Or anywhere no good. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nothing you haven't heard of. :) (Twitter, Flickr, FB...need to spend more time learning Quora and Reddit). - Spidra Webster
Flickr - WarLord
I tried out Ello. - Stephen Mack
Twitter, Twitter, and more Twitter. Also Github. - Mike Chelen
FB and Twitter. Very occasionally G+. - Jenny H. from Android
What Jenny said - Laura Norvig from iPhone
FB and rarely G+. - Anne Bouey
Twitter and FB, a little bit of G+ and Tumblr. - Melly
Livejournal. - bentley
not sure what you mean by web 2.0 but I hit twitter every morning for a quick scan of the news, feedly for the blogs I want to read, and tumblr is a distraction for my increasingly fractured mind. I think of tumblr as a glossy magazine where I flip through the pages. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Feedly, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Oh, and Ello, from time to time. - El Conejo Viejo from Android
Yeah I guess I should add that I do use Facebook to interact generally with family and a few friends. But Facebook's noise to signal ratio is too high for me to use it for much else. - MoTO Boychick Devil
plus.google.com, news.ycominator.com. I keep intending to use facebook but don't generally get to it. I caught up with Instagram yesterday, thanks to the fact that I'm only following something like 4 people there. - Bruce Lewis
g+ and feedly. - imabonehead
G+ daily, Twitter 2-3 times a day, FB once or twice a day, but only really active on FF. (As with MoTO, FB's mostly for family. - walt crawford
Twitter and Google+. - Louis Gray
None. I'm a purist. - Steve C, Team Marina
Barry, I'm not sure what I meant by Web 2.0, other than there are sites that have some social component to them, but are not really thought of as social networks, e.g. Yelp. - Cristo
What are people's impressions of Ello? - Cristo
Wasn't ready for beta. Very few features at beta. More now, but no users. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just Twitter (for light use) -- not Facebook or Google+. Still waiting for any other service to catch up with Friendfeed -- and for the next generation of a Friendfeed-like service to appear -- someone is bound to develop it. - Sean McBride
Any interesting features that FriendFeed doesn't have? - Cristo
screensaver. - imabonehead
I've got a huge list of features to add to Friendfeed that I've collected since 2007. I need to pull those notes together and post them as a single document. - Sean McBride
Facebook - Ozgur Demir
I just checked out the latest Twitter analytics features -- great stuff. A future version of a Friendfeed-style social media platform should include analytics at this level (and better) for all individual and group feeds (*especially* group feeds, which are ripe for hundreds of analytic snapshots). - Sean McBride
Sean, I'm interested in your feaure list. - Cristo
Italian Friendfeed like service: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - Miki
Geocities - Maurizio
Heisenberg -- give me a few days to find time to compile it -- the notes are scattered across six or seven years. - Sean McBride
My admiration and love for the brilliant design of Friendfeed continues unabated -- in fact, it keeps increasing as I compare it to new inferior services. - Sean McBride
Has everyone noticed that Friendfeed is often more efficient than email for private one-on-one and group communications? Much less cruft. Much swifter. Much easier to browse over time. Also superior to text messaging in many cases, in terms of interface. - Sean McBride
Sean, you should look at Slack if you have a group of people that interact. It's better than FriendFeed for a slightly different application area. - Cristo
Will do. - Sean McBride
First, quick impression of Slack (I need to look at it much more carefully): conversations on Friendfeed pages are much easier to navigate and read. - Sean McBride
Twitter. Hardly ever FB, except the last couple weeks because Gail. Slack for WP stuff - I'm an aspiring theme reviewer. Omg the noise there! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
instagram - Beti
Hi Beti! - Stephen Mack
none - Me
Hi Stephen Mack! I didn't even see your greeting! - Beti
Johnny
TIL: Apparently, each NFL team is responsible for bringing their own footballs to use in each game they play. Like, except for kick offs, the ball used by offence is provided by offence. The refs or NFL aren't involved. Any way you cut it, that is just fucking dumb.
There is no valid reason why this should occur in a professional sport. - Johnny from iPhone
I did some homework on this, because when I learned about all of it, it too, made no flipping sense and I didnt understand why the refs don't have their own pile of "official sanctioned balls" or whatever, and it basically boils down to: it's Peyton Manning's fault. (Quick research, don't quote me on that.) But apparently the refs DID used to have their own balls, but Manning fought for... more... - Miriella from Android
A few QBs were part of it (including Brady and Manning) because they like different types of texture I guess. It's still dumb, they survived before they got to customize their balls. - Heather
I can get that they wanted a specific texture but the fact they aren't handed off to an independent official for pressure testing beforehand is mind boggling. - Johnny
They are Johnny. Each team submits the balls for measuring and they are approved of. The problem is that there is an acceptable range of pressures and as long as each ball falls within that range, they are good. Some QBs like balls at the lowest, some like it at the highest. It's all personal taste. The pressures are not recorded though, they just get a yes or a no. Also, the rule that... more... - Chris Topher
That's the thing, I wouldn't call that professional pressure testing. Professional testing is taking each ball, filling it to a predetermined pressure then handing it off to an official to administer the balls when required. You don't get to pick which pressure you prefer. This shit is just clown shoes. It just invites either abuse or questions. - Johnny
The only sport where I could draw a comparison is tennis where each player can reject a ball and send it back to the ball people for a new one if the pressure isn't right. That being said, it's from a selection of independently sourced balls and they are cycled for new balls during the match. How did anyone not think issues like this would arise? - Johnny
I do agree that having ONE pressure would solve a lot of things. - Chris Topher
Gonna have to teach these guys Rugby, Johnny - Mo Kargas from Android
Now that you brought up the tennis ball comparison, I'm curious what the rules are about golf balls. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I just looked at USGA website apparently they test then publish a list of "conforming" equipment. I think I also saw that golfer uses one ball per round. - WarLord
They use one type of ball but can swap individual ones out at the end of each hole if they have knicks or dents etc. - Johnny from iPhone
Starmama
Today is the day the new owner told me that he wants to move into our unit. He never gave me anything in writing like I've asked him several times. I don't even know the man's last name. He came by the other day talking about his family is moving out of their apartment and they need us gone.
I don't know if it's the language barrier or if he's on some macho shit, but when I try to talk to him he ends up walking away saying "I can't talk to you" motherfucker you not even trying. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also, your family has nowhere to stay? You're buying property and I'm supposed to feel bad for y'all? I will leave when I find a place or the sheriff comes. And the sheriff ain't coming until after shit goes to court. So he would want to get on that paperwork because a verbal agreement - one I asked for in writing but never got - ain't moving me. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That dude sounds like a true prick. I hate dudes like that. - Anika
there is a particular type of Latino male who seems to hate women speaking with them as equals. He is one of those. He makes a statement and if I have any response other than "okay" he talks down to me, raises his voice, walks away instead of responding. I absolutely HATE that shit. - Starmama
That creep was really hoping you'd go quietly and that it wouldn't cost him anything. So he's a prick and he's stupid. - vicster.
YEP. - Starmama
Oh man, I deal with men like that all the time. Takes every bit of discipline I have to not call them Mr. Flintstone. - vicster.
Doesn't matter, he don't strike me as able to catch subtle barbs like that anyway :D - Starmama
At least in this case his attitude is working in your favor. =) - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Good for you - wait for paperwork make him file and go through legal hoops. There may well be a good reason why he is not in love with the legal filing method. Sorry you have to deal with this Be well - WarLord
I know where I live, you do not even have to acknowledge that he asked you to move until he sends you that notification in writing, by certified mail. If he has not sent it, he has not notified you, and there is no way in hell that he can ever prove to a court that he has notified you or when. And when he does send it, don't know about where you are, but where I live, if he intends to... more... - April Russo (FForever!)
If he takes me to court I will get at minimum 90 days because I'm disabled. As far as details about what's in the laws, I'll find all that out once I have paperwork in my hands, and can go to Just Cause or the Law Center for assistance. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
this mfer is on my list now. wtf, hell no, let me tell you where you can put that machismo nonsense, come mierda - t-ra needs this place
jajaja - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sarah G.
I live alone and I telecommute so I have to work and there's no one else to eat should I remained snowed in during blizzard 2015.
Nope. - Sarah G.
When do the old people swing back through? - sglassme
Not until next Sunday. I hope to be dug out by then.The snow in my driveway is up to the tops of the van's tires. - Sarah G.
^this is why you should always have a roomy #donnerparty - WarLord
Well, you can probably take out one of the deer that visit at night if you get desperate. - sglassme
WarLord
Libertarians hijacked the right: How free-market zealots doomed American conservatism http://www.salon.com/2015... via @Salon
Instead of denouncing the Koch brothers, the Club for Growth, Paul Ryan and other free-market zealots on the right, American progressives should thank them for hijacking American conservatism and compelling it to push a libertarian agenda of privatizing Social Security, voucherizing Medicare and abolishing the minimum wage that has zero political appeal. - WarLord
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @jumblejim: Dogs are very cute so buy beer. #SuperBowlAds
And big horses so yeah buy beer - WarLord
I don't drink beer but I like the horse commercials. - bentley
Johnny
Tony Abbott is what you get when you obsess more about winning an election than governing a country. #auspoI
The same can be said about US Senate and House more the right but sadly both parties exhibit this tendency - WarLord
WarLord
Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist? http://deadspin.com/do-the-...
Read this before you watch that ad everyone is so n love with #branding - WarLord
WarLord
I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war http://www.salon.com/2015... via @Salon
"...If you really want to be a patriotic American, keep both eyes open and maintain 360 degrees of awareness. Don’t simply watch “American Sniper.” Read other sources, watch other films about the conflict. Talk to as many veterans as you can, get a full perspective on the war experience and the consequences. Ensure the perceived enemy in your vision is what it seems. ..." - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Each year, a cooking magazine has to have: Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, Christmas, "spring is here", and grilling. Maybe H'ween and Easter too.
Maybe also Independence Day, for some magazines. Or is that Grilling? - bentley
I guess the Fourth is a special case of grilling. - Andrew C (✔)
that's why I quit subscribing after a year, once around calendar - WarLord
WarLord
Roger Goodell’s credibility wearing thin amid ‘tough year’ http://www.star-telegram.com/sports...
If NFL's Super Bowl is our secular holiday "Pope" Goodell is having a tough year - WarLord
$44 million a year. I think I'm in the wrong profession. - Mark H
Mike Nencetti
I need to meet some of y'all this year. I've only met Friar Will.
y'all live too far away. I say y'all with my upstate ny accent. - Mike Nencetti
Someday! - LB needs a vacation from Android
Come to Minnesota Fall along the Mississippi River is awesome - WarLord
Come to the Bay area and you'll be able to check quite a few Ffolk off your list. - Corinne L
Come to the UK!! - Heleninstitches #teamff
I do have relatives in SF, none in Minn, or the UK. - Mike Nencetti
But we are lovely, if not quite family ;-) - Heleninstitches #teamff
WarLord
Arizona tries to contain measles outbreak before Super Bowl http://www.post-gazette.com/news... via @pittsburghpg. Thank YOU anti-vaxxers
Health officials in three Arizona counties said hundreds of people may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, three days before thousands of sports fans pour into the state for the Super Bowl. - WarLord
Yikes, the potential disaster is frightening! - Anne Bouey
Starmama
I found a strain of weed that is cultivated for CBD (cannabinoids) over THC. It doesn't get me high but it helps with the pain, most especially the nerve pain in my abdomen area and also seems to ease the shoulder pain.
This strain is less than half the $$ of regular weed and by my clumsy calculations, looks like a month's worth would cost just a bit more than a big bottle of name brand Tylenol or Motrin, which are harsh on my renal system. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sounds like a viable alternative. You going for it? - MoTO Boychick Devil
I got a pre-rolled joint to try it. past few days, have smoked a bit early each day before activity. I've noticed some relief, so on payday I plan to buy some more. I'm also going to look into oral preparations of this & similar strains; usually oral/edibles have too much of a high for daytime use, but this stuff might be perfect for that. - Starmama
There's a girl, Alexis Bortell, here in Texas who's taking that for her epileptic seizures. - Greg GuitarBuster
Good deal, Mandy. Hope it works. - MoTO Boychick Devil
In my Crohn's group on FB, one of us steeps hers in her tea rather than smokes. - WarLord
I found CBD chocolate bars and a no-added-sugar CBD carrot cake. I might try the chocolate. And the place that has it is just around a few corners from here. All this time I been driving past the place didn't know it was there. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
WarLord
Welcome to Goodell World http://www.mrdestructo.com/2015... Read this before you watch the big game PLUS damn fine writing #mustread #SuperBowl
"...Here's a horrifying game you can play during this Sunday's Super Bowl and the nearly 12 hours of pre- and postgame content: count the number of times you hear some variation of "deflated balls" and compare that to the number of times during Super Bowls XLV or XLVII you heard the phrases "two-time accused rapist" or "accused co-conspirator in a double murder." Or just compare "deflated balls" to "brain damage." Then see if the first number dwarfs a combination of the last three by an order of magnitude. It will. ..." - WarLord
#wow just wow - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Duke’s Belle Knox: Catholic Upbringing Made Me Libertarian Activist | The New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
"But Knox, who considers herself “very socially liberal, but … very economically conservative,” may find less agreement among fellow libertarians than she expects. This isn’t because Knox doesn’t have a good sense of what libertarians actually believe; it’s because libertarians themselves do not appear to have a good sense of what libertarianism actually means." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"A baffling quarter of libertarians surveyed believe homosexuality should be discouraged, and 59 percent were opposed to same-sex marriage in a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in 2013. Meanwhile, the inexplicable libertarian appreciation for cops frisking people at will is mirrored by an equally bizarre fondness for U.S. military intervention in global affairs." - Andrew C (✔)
"But insofar as Knox cites attorney Gloria Allred as a hero she would like to emulate, she still doesn’t appear to apprehend what libertarianism actually means: While Allred has spent a career fighting against gender discrimination, this also means she has spent a career levying state power to reverse privately made decisions about employment, pay, and so on. Like it or not, this is the... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"In other words, libertarianism comes with a love of freedom but no consistent sense of what really constitutes freedom or who it is for. For libertarian politicians and their advocates, the sheer slipperiness of the concepts at hand may be a feature rather than a bug, allowing them to cherry-pick policies they personally prefer and shape malleable definitions around them. But for genuine, invested activists like Knox, the evasiveness of the libertarian message should be a red flag." - Andrew C (✔)
The only constant legalize pot and lower taxes ;) - WarLord
Not even! They're more pro-legalization than the mainstream, but even so 33% of self-described libertarians say pot should be illegal, according to the cited Pew survey. - Andrew C (✔)
Micah
What's your best and worst automobile purchase?
My current car - a Yaris. The car before this one - a Scion (not because it was a bad car, but I let the salesman talk me into buying it as a used car instead of getting the car model I have now). - Friar Will
Best: my first new car, 1991 Honda Civic. Worst: 1988 Merkur Scorpio that replaced said Honda when it was stolen. - Bren from iPhone
Best my current Buick Enclave Worst Mercury mini van which combined bad function with a lease that was worst possible customer experience - WarLord
Best: Buick Rendezvous; Worst: Plymouth Horizon - Kevin Johnson
In the early 90's i bought a Hyundai Excel. a small hatchback. the transmission would fail, and get stuck in 1st. I would have turn the car off to fix. I wanted a reboot button on the dash. Fortunately I now have a 2004 Toyota Highlander (bought it new) that has a few good years left in it. It is like the opposite of that Hyundai. - Mike Nencetti
Best was the '92 Jetta we got in 2000. Worst was the MINI we got in '02. Jetta got stolen which is why we got the MINI. - Anika
Worst was a 1992 Plymouth Sundance manual tranny. Best was a 1989 a Dodge Colt Mitsubishi clone manual tranny. Loved that car maybe because it was my first car. - Joe
Best- 2000 Honda Accord (it has over 300k and is still running). Worst- 1982 Volvo sedan (man, I loved that boxy piece of shit, but it was too expensive to keep fixing it). - Jenny H. from Android
aw...I almost named my 1979 Volvo 240 (DL, I think?) wagon as my best car purchase ever! I loved my Volvo. - Bren
:) - Jenny H. from Android
Best purchase: My ~2000 Ford Focus. It had like 30,000 miles on it, and had only ever been driven around town by an elderly lady. I got it in 2004 or 2005 for ~$8,000. Sadly, I totalled it about a year later, but I got $6-7,000 from the insurance company for it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Worst purchase (by proxy): When I bought the replacement for that Focus (which happened to be a 2006 Focus), the wife bought a used Kia Spectra (about 2 years old). After we signed all of the paperwork, etc. and drove off the lot, we looked through the glove box of the Spectra and found that they actually sold it to us used for about $2-3,000 above the price it sold for new. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Best: 2005 Honda Civic EX, because each new Civic has been better. Worst: '95 (?) Nissan Sentra, the only non-Honda we've ever owned (my wife's car, replaced by a Civic a few years later). Not a terrible car, but a disappointment by comparison. - walt crawford
Worst: my 2006 Focus. From about the time it came out of warranty it was problematic. Consistent electrical problems, 3 or 4 alternators in a year, and no one could find the problem. My best is a tie: my first car purchase was a 1994 Suzuki Swift. Completely unsafe, black car with no air conditioning, but so much fun to drive, and incredibly reliable. I sold it, but apparently it's... more... - ellbeecee
Best: my 2006 Toyota Highlander. Worst: Don't have one. I've only had two cars and the 1996 Toyota Corolla I had was a good car until I was t-boned by an old bat and everything went to hell with it. - Kristin
Best 2002 Subaru WRX. Worst: hmm don't have one maybe Mitsubishi 3000GT by default as it's only car I ever had mechanical issues with. - Steve C, Team Marina
Jandy
Just wrote 4 pages of notes on a "lesser" Billy Wilder film. Only two to go now! cc: @matinee_ca
Which one did you pick? - WarLord
Jim
Jim
5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda - http://www.rawstory.com/rs...
5 facts about charter schools you won’t hear in the ‘National School Choice Week’ propaganda
It really is about students socio-economic status Poverty in other words and we are not at all prepared to address that little problem plus of course hating unionized public school teachers is very trendy right now - WarLord
Joe
Joe
I found a mistake in a book.
*clutches pearls* - ellbeecee
These things happen. Listening to my wife, who's a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for major trade houses, you'd be amazed at all the errors that do get caught. - Stephen Francoeur
They said Voyager one was launched in 1997, not 1977. - Joe
Usually, most mistakes like that come from the author. It's up to the handful of people who work on the manuscript and stages of proof to catch all those things. Sometimes authors insert errors later on as they are reviewing the copyediting and proofs and writing in responses to queries. It's really not a pretty process. - Stephen Francoeur
I wrote a book. It went through the normal technical review and copyediting - basically 10 pairs of eyes over the course of writing it. Once it was printed, I received my set of free copies. After bouncing around in excitement, I opened the book to read my work. The *FIRST* sentence I read had a typo. We did a 2nd printing. Fixed found errors (a handfull or so). Got the 2nd printing. Gave a copy to a friend. 2 days later he pointed out a typo. - Kevin Johnson
The lovely War Lady reads with her red pen beside her because she can find a typo in most every book she reads. She works as Indy proofreader. So she has the eye for it - WarLord
Kevin: That seems to be a fairly common experience--it's not until something's in Final Fixed Form that it falls open to the obvious typo that nobody--including the writer, the editor, the copyeditor, the proofreader--ever caught before. - walt crawford
Walt, my editor was very quick to point that out to me. Still gave me the twitches for a couple days after seeing it. I started triple reading all my outbound email. Oh, and I started noticing typos in other books after that experience. :-/ - Kevin Johnson
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