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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. - Steven Perez 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. - Half Pint
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. - Half Pint
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
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 supports #LOLSpidra
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! - Prairie & I Know It 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!! - Marina's Godmother :-)
I do have relatives in SF, none in Minn, or the UK. - Mike Nencetti
But we are lovely, if not quite family ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
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
Andrew C (✔)
RT @srwhofficial: From now on, you'll only see artisanal Mitt Romney, hand crafted by bearded political consultants who live close to the land.
Crunchy, raw, unboned real dead Mitt Romney. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
if only. dew-picked and flown in fresh from Fuckwitsville. - Big Joe Silence
Bain Capitals outsourcing offshoring Mitt Romney recast as poverty warrior and champion of income equality #barf - WarLord
Paulette
Question for Twitter users - how do you feel about being retweeted? Like, Don't LIke or Don't Care?
Don't care. - Rochelle
Thanks Rochelle. I am the same way and have a friend that thinks its way important. I don't see the big deal. That's just me though and thought I'd see what others thought. - Paulette
I like it...but I don't live for it like some do. - Just another Bubba
If you're using Twitter for business, then I can see it being important - Shevonne
Yeah, I can see that would be important Shevonne! - Paulette
I don't care. - Akiva
dont care - Peter Dawson
Like. Doesn't happen much, though. - Alex Scrivener from iPhone
okwhy would any1 really care about being retwitted ? - Peter Dawson
@Peter retweets show that people are listening to what you say, and they think it's important enough to share. - Just another Bubba
Thanks Bubba! Yes Peter - its so that your tweets get seen by more people. Sort of like FOAF here. - Paulette
no the person who retweet cares enough to share,, but why would that concern me ?? does number of retweets indicates an 'ego ' measure ? remember in the blog days, it was all about link love and comments etc etc.. ego manic type thinking ? - Peter Dawson
Care deeply! :-) - Donna Lynne Brown
@Peter it's the same thing. Currency in the blog world is comments and mentions, in the Twitter world it's really retweets, not followers. - Just another Bubba
If you don't like to be retweeted, why even bother to be on Twitter? If you just use it to communicate with a few people, you're better off with email or Facebook. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't think anyone is saying the don't like it. They don't care which is different. - Paulette
Weren't the options like, don't like, don't care? - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't care, personally. I mean, it rarely ever happens to me, and I don't hang out much on Twitter, anyway. - #cryptic
I don't care. - Trish R
If someone digs what I have to say enough to RT it I like it. As long as credit is given anyway. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
If I say something stupid on Twitter, I wouldn't like for it to be retweeted! LOL - Paulette
Like it if somebody likesa post and RTs but lack won't stop my posting - WarLord
I would love to be retweeted; it would show me that someone values my input. - MiniMage
Don't care unless it's an issue I think deserves attention. This would also include "issues" that might make me money. Of course, those types of tweets are quite infrequent. - Rahsheen
I've seen all kinds of tweets retweeted and sometimes I wonder why. Some are just personal stuff, that would not constitute a retweet but it does. If I am having a glass of wine and a bubble bath and tweet it, I wouldn't expect or want it to be RT'd but I've seen some of those. Just weird if you ask me. I think some people go overboard with it. - Paulette
Blast from the past! - Paulette from iPhone
For me retweet is a validation of my post As I retweet MOSTLY like and agree but some is more of a bookmark - WarLord
Me too .don't care - taluisland
Jim
Jim
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters - http://www.reuters.com/article...
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters
Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change | Reuters
Why do Republicans hate disabled people Why do Republicans hate sick people - WarLord
Jason Toney
Perfect pull quote by @TheOnion http://onion.com/1wzESxp http://t.co/UOEZRqbFug via @littlelazer
Perfect pull quote by @TheOnion http://onion.com/1wzESxp http://t.co/UOEZRqbFug via @littlelazer
The onion rawks - WarLord
Jandy
The rest of the day, she could give two hoots about those toys. Five minutes before 8pm? They’re the most interesting things ever.
5 minutes to bed time was when I was in the exact MIDDLE of my most best building playing time #yeahiwasthatkid - WarLord
this won't ever change, only the toys will. - Big Joe Silence
Johnny
The problem with being super organised and having every piece of paper (and answer) in a hospital ER is the side eyes you get like you're up to something.
(Rach's bulged disc has flared. I brought all the scans, the imaging and her medications list). - Johnny from iPhone
Given the crowd I've usually seen in an ER waiting room, you wonder if it must just be really jarring. People are often so ill-prepared, because it's an emergency. I hope they're able to get everything sorted out and her feeling much better - the one time I've had a bulging disc was extraordinarily unpleasant, and it was only a minor instance. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks. They just gave her some morphine and we're waiting to hear back from the doc - Johnny from iPhone
I had 2 kidney stones 2 weeks apart, with an ER visit for each. For the second one, I had already taken the pain-killer and brought all the paperwork from the previous visit in case I could keep my stomach settled again. The ER staff were most impressed that I had driven myself and wasn't freaking out. PLANNING AHEAD IS AWESOME. - Neal Krummell
My mom has a lot of health problems takes about 20 different medications. We are always updating her med list and besides herself, I carry one and so does my dad. Anytime we have to take her to the ER, I automatically hand them the list and it is always the same reaction, "Oh my goodness. This is so great! I wish more people would do this!! THANK YOU!!!" - Jenny
When my mom had to take one med four times a day with meals, and another three times a day without meals, and another etc, etc., every permutation, I made a spreadsheet with meds on one side and times on the other so I could keep track of when she had to have a med or a meal, and what she'd already had. The visiting hospice nurse was impressed and asked for a copy to use with other patients. (I wish I could be that organized with my own paperwork.) - bentley
Lists of medications is secret sauce of seamless medical encounters. They also treat me 1000% better when I come in on a gurney from ambulance - WarLord
Steve C, Team Marina
30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/local...
30 babies under isolation as measles outbreak hits Bay Area - LA Times
"Thirty babies have been placed under home isolation in Alameda County after possible exposure to measles linked to a holiday outbreak at Disneyland last month. Officials with the Alameda County Public Health Department asked the parents of the infants to keep their children at home to avoid further exposure to the contagious illness, department spokeswoman Sherri Willis said. The babies are not infected, Willis said, but had some contact or connection to the measles patients in Alameda County." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Start countdown for first measles deaths in CA from the youngest innocents. - Steve C, Team Marina
Taking medical advice from a Playboy centerfold... #whatcouldpossiblygowrong - WarLord
WarLord
Revised CBO outlook shows the 'damage' wrought by Obamacare http://wapo.st/1Bkax8L
More people have health insurance than would have without Obamacare. And the costs of Obamacare are less than projected when the ACA was signed into law. So, what exactly is the damage Alexander and the GOP are trying to repair? - WarLord
WarLord
GOP amnesty paranoia erupts: How a border security bill is roiling the right http://www.salon.com/2015... via @Salon
Two words: Berlin Wall #thatisall - WarLord
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