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Hey MOO cards, what is this!?
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I uploaded images that were 1039 x 697 pixels. It complained. - Amit Patel
Well, 1039 is less than 1039.3700787401576 so it's understandable. - Mark H
Yes indeed, it's 102 square pixels too small ;-) That aside, Moo is great. - Nils Sandin
I order moo cards once a year. Each year I update the images on the back, and leave the front the same. It's a nice reminder of the projects I worked on, and it gets me started preparing mentally for Game Developers Conference :) - Amit Patel
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Todd Hoff
In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge | Quanta Magazine - https://www.quantamagazine.org/2013020...
In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge | Quanta Magazine
In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge | Quanta Magazine
"After several failed attempts to talk to the spies himself, Šeba asked his student to explain to them that he wasn’t a tax collector, or a criminal — he was simply a “crazy” scientist willing to trade tequila for their data. The men handed over their used papers. When the researchers plotted thousands of bus departure times on a computer, their suspicions were confirmed: The interaction between drivers caused the spacing between departures to exhibit a distinctive pattern previously observed in quantum physics experiments." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
"Scientists now believe the widespread phenomenon, known as “universality,” stems from an underlying connection to mathematics, and it is helping them to model complex systems from the Internet to Earth’s climate." -- odd sense of things. Doesn't math have a connection to the phenomena? It's the outcome of the interaction of packets of things, which IMHO explains the connection to math without suggesting a more radical ontology. - Todd Hoff
Awesome! Thanks for sharing :) - RetiredTeacherD
Mark H
Louis Gray
Bret on the current state of FriendFeed. http://www.quora.com/Whats-t...
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keep friendfeed alive! - mentegatto
It's so sad :( - Pea Bukowski
Oy - lris
we'll always have ello? - MoTO Boychick Devil
beğenmiyorsan bize ver götelek! - yuvarlakkafa
enter benevolent patron to adopt the orphaned site - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
he forgot about the italian militia - stark
and the librarians - ellbeecee
Hey, the Italian FFanbase is alive and kicking, too! - Appleseed
italyanlar kıskanmış quorada bret'e sadece türkler yok biz de kullanıyoruz demişler. - yuvarlakkafa
Set the code free. - Smeerch
Please release the code!!! - GePs
Legalize Friendfeed Weed! - elrocco from Android
vay arkadaş, olm terketmeyin façe'yi, ne güzel site façe, mayışınız yerinde işiniz yerinde, götünüz denk ulan - Alfonker Tapir
iki üç arkadaş arasında toplarız mayışı eksikse, sigortanız filan mı yok nedir v_v - Alfonker Tapir
I'm afraid the code belongs to Facebook, and part of it has been used in FB itself (comment by email, live updates...). It will hardly become free. The web server Tornado, on the other hand, was actually open sourced long ago. - L'Andre from iPhone
italian militia \m/ - Storvandre White&Gold
I'm afraid there will be also italian people yelling on twitter :) please, keep ff alive! - Tricia McMillan
keep the dream alive - gerri
:-( - LilaLaMarea from Android
:-(( - ebru from Flucso
ADAM OLUN BURAYI ACIK TUTUN AYIK OLUN - yormayinbeni from Android
We are all united as a whole big ff family. Now +1 on me ASAP - yormayinbeni from Android
:( - Alix May
The source code will be facebook property, at he least incorporated into facebook's codebase. Best option to keep it alive is to create your own clone. - Mo Kargas
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence - yuvarlakkafa from Android
venduto per 45 milioni di dollari, passerà alla storia per la più elevata resa per iscritto - Maurizio
i'll be pleased if it lives another 4 years or so. 14 would be nicer. - Big Joe Silence - yuvarlakkafa - Big Joe Silence
a horde of turkish people, perhaps, but don't forget italians - thomas morton ☢
And a small, far-flung gaggle of Canadians! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Ama adam bizi seviyor! Kafasına biz ekşiyoruz! - yuvarlakkafa from Android
Please keep granting us (Italians, too) our daily fix! - Slow
FriendfFeed. Bringing different cultures separately together. - Todd Hoff
! - Kevin Fox from iPhone
don't you dare, Mark. - bakelite from FreshFeed
Petition to Zuckerberg to keep friendfeed on! - GePs
@senape, this post here could be a perfect place to spam your new social network. I'll do it for you: http://frenf.it is even better that friendfeed. refer to http://friendfeed.com/senape for more informations. - effemmeffe
Lets start a change.org campaign for ff - yormayinbeni from Android
The idea of building a decentralized OpenFF needs to be revived and acted upon. - April Russo
italaians and turkish people <3 friendfeed 4ever :) - John Carter
<3 Friendfeeders - frasens
فکر کنم وقتشه که باید به فکر جایگزین برای فرفر بود - پیروز
BFFF - L'Andre
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
It's 2015 and this post has more than 200 likes. Friendfeed forever! - Louis Gray from Android
Ok, but tell Bret to stop fiddling with the network cable now! - Xabaras (G.O.)
and what dick. - Nervo
hadi arkidişler bir el atıverin hele adam layk istiyor, qapaq yapcekmiş. bu yazdığımı da google translate den nah çevirtir - Aram
No kidding, we are italian, people that invented MAFIA. Keep FF alive. We knows where your children go to school. - Pepper Mind
Noluyo lan burda? - negro
pepper la tocca piano - naltro
give me your adress Pepper Mind, if you are a MAN... (Turkish idiom) :))))))))))))) - Aram
Fossi in Pepper inizierei ad aver paura - Dyoniso
Somebody (http://friendfeed.com/senape) IS already developing a FriendFeed clone: http://www.frenf.it/earlyad... - miki
Italyanlar turkmus - doper
Somebody HAS developed a FF clone, https://github.com/pepyatk... - Claudio Cicali
Please, we have kittens and cookies, don't forget us - Tricia McMillan from Android
give friendfeed a chance - plus1gmt
dreams never end - cogitabondo
Italian Turkish one race one face <3 - Il Maestro from FFHound!
And there is one more thing. I consider that the flag of United States not only a flag of a country, but is a universal message of freedom and democracy. - Fabrizio Casu
noS only - naltro
Release the FF code with GPL licence and no one gets hurt. - Minciaroni™
<3 (a cockheart to you all), please let us ancYents go on with our kYttens, our FF-speak and our lovely hate!!11!!!ELEVEN!!! - Fabs
lol Casu, luv u (ormai siamo alla fine dei ff-giorni, basta col bruttoperzonismo) - Sabrina Briganti from Flucso
We are FriendFeeders, we came in peace (self-cit) - Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
:( - MarioMiX
I subscribed to the OpenFF group until all the admins left http://friendfeed.com/openff - Greg GuitarBuster
Briganti ti amo. - Fabrizio Casu
CAZZO E' COME #LOST. IL FINALE DELLA STORIA E': CHE SIAMO GIA' MORTI TUTTI - PICCHU
IO SONO VIVO, VOI SIETE MORTI - мик
Spoiler! - Magenta
are you pepperoni smelling cheezalians still alive? - Arkancelo
Guardate l'aereo lassù in alto - PICCHU
speak english avradini siktigim. - Arkancelo
@senape, frenf.it open source? ;) - zidagar ▶ ▷
pizzalians crying over friendfeed server crash = seals/sea lions crying over tumblr server crash. - Arkancelo
God I missed Arkancelo - oddbody from fftogo
oh, prima di buttar giù tutto fatemi scrinsciottare Casu ♡ - Sabrina Briganti from Flucso
si si mussoooo-leeniii venet-zeeeyaaa maaarrrrgare-ti sii - Arkancelo
Nobody puts FF in a corner. - Unkcoso
oddbody wadab niga? - Arkancelo
io tutte le volte che provo a rientrare in frienf.it non ci riesco ORCOZIO - A. Morloi Grazioli
I thought FF was an international site. Why does everyone speak in an ancient language which sounds like it's been eradicated in the last century? - Arkancelo
and most important of all, who the fuck is bret taylor? he looks like a frat faggot to me. he would be the last one I'll take serious regarding the FF servers. - Arkancelo
breeeet plisssss, we love you! - gcate
Hakan number one ! - Arkancelo
obbodi conosci questo sfigato? - Antonio
"frat faggott" pretty much sums up how I envision everyone who works at facebook - oddbody from fftogo
Arkancelo, Bret Taylor was the former CEO of Friendfeed. LOL - NOT THE CRICKET
al iste ammmmmmina koyim yani ben boyle isin. yukarda sanki bascavusun esegi osuruyor da gelip hala daha ispanyolca mi latince mi ne yazip duruyorlar. - Arkancelo
NO THE CRİCKET YARRAĞIM İ WAS AN İNVESTER AT BENCHMARK CAPİTAL UR LYİNG FAGGOT İ CONDEMN U - Arkancelo
this Arkangelo seems a promising idiot, a pity we discover him so late. - µtna
oddy, pls take your words back; as my ex-girlfriend worked in the PR department of Facebooks. - Arkancelo
utna, I bet your penis is micro sized too thats why you call me promising. I promised nobody nothing. stop slendering. - Arkancelo
Arkancelo, you're an idiotic troll. http://friendfeed.com/about... - NOT THE CRICKET
It's PR, I was talking about actual work - oddbody from fftogo
YOU ARE GİVİNG ME TEAM PAGE HOW DO i KNOW İTS NOT A TEAM LİKE YOUR SHİTTY COUNTRYS JUVENTUS????????? - Arkancelo
Who the fuck is Juventus? - NOT THE CRICKET
sorry dear hebephrenic, I'm taking leave from my friends, no time to nurture you. - µtna
no though seriously, even though I envy him much, he is a fellow ashkenazi too, that's why I can't hate him :/ - Arkancelo
WOW what an ignorant fuck you are cricket. You are indeed a cricket. How can you not know Juve? - Arkancelo
are you a Fissore from turkey? - Unkcoso
No, I'm His Evil Highness Arkancelo Hazretleri (P.b.u.h) from the 9th layer of hell. - Arkancelo
BRB, I remembered an old italian thread, I have to find it. - Arkancelo
I still have that Besiktas jersey - oddbody from fftogo
and I still got the blouse. http://www.mediafire.com/view... - Arkancelo
Unkle, the 9th, frozen one. - Arkancelo
Arkancelo, WHERE IS MY KEBAB? I've ordered 15 min ago... stop blabbing around and move your lazy ass. - Pepper Mind
PEPPER Mind (I don't think I should even continue using a stereotype after typing your nick name, should I)? - Arkancelo
I once kicked a teen chick out of bed because her tits were small and nipples were dark. that looked like a fucking pepperoni on top. Italian women? Not even once. - Arkancelo
omg arkancelo u so funny. - Antonio
welcome back arkancelo - mentegatto
OMG tnx man, see faggots, there is one of you in the whole country who can appreciate good humour like mine. TAKE THAT! - Arkancelo
sup mente? you too. - Arkancelo
unfortunately mentegatto is abroad and we're not even sure he isn't a 74-year-old nun from an italian-speaking enclave in the Philippines - oddbody from fftogo
i'd love to be in the philippines. - mentegatto
doesn't have news value. I never remember mente satying in his motherland. it's like he is a jew with a bad IRS record running away all the time. - Arkancelo
I love 74-year-old nuns <3 - Pepper Mind
LAst time I stole a buddy's gf, shit really hit the fan. I mean we had a fight so big, he woke up three days later. literally. so I stay away from someone else's potential wife. nuns = no go. - Arkancelo
dev'essere un mix tra angelo fissore e yeridiani, versione turca - Antonio
no antonio, your kinsmen come up with the same argument over and over again and I am tired of telling them that your fissore guy is actually a copy of mine. - Arkancelo
Plus that fag uses a Mac, how can someone with a mind compare me, a tough guy to someone who uses a Mac as a computer? - Arkancelo
ahahah mente. just a moment. I'll top that blasphemy. - Arkancelo
there you go. http://www.ashemaletube.com/search... a religion, beneath my soles. - Arkancelo
speaking of which, how is the christianity thing going? most people say the new pope is a deggial, the ender of the religion? - Arkancelo
comunque riuscite a flammare anche al crepuscolo - gcate
gnocchi, I didn't understand what you've written above but you are absolutely right. - Arkancelo
oh, I'm sorry, almost every italian on ff is an atheist. The ones who believe in something worship kittens and Valentina Nappi (which would make a great Pope indeed) - oddbody from fftogo
fuck then, for no reason I filled my search history with shemale porn. If something bad happens to me, please, delete my C:\ completely. teamviewer user: 3462234 pass: lolwtfis345 - Arkancelo
shemale porn :S - mentegatto
but tell your kinsmen to be clever anyway. knights templar (your countrymen, illuminati, italia, rome, vatican stuff) were killed because they worshipped cats. - Arkancelo
egyptian pricks worshipped cats and look where they are now. MUSA'M (my leader moses) eradicated them with 10 plagues. everybody should be clever. - Arkancelo
oddbody, mi stai facendo sganasciare tra un service affanculo e l'altro - gcate
@mente çk<rebgkabfşıuWEGFŞIUWegrfşıwGVahahahaaHAHAAH HSHSHAHAHAHAHAHAH - Arkancelo
Hi, in the name of allah, please accept my kitten as a bridal present. in the first day of our marriage, we will be drowning infidels in the holy sea of nutella. - Arkancelo
I can only accept bridal presents from nuns, but younger than 74 - mentegatto
what if she had plastic surgeries? (yes down there too, the labia majora is still intact, not flailing on the knee cap). - Arkancelo
If Facebook ever wants to release Friendfeed from its Data Centers and those that know how to keep it going willing to help transfer it, I'd be willing to help setup hosting and keep the servers running. With other volunteers it could stay up and running well into its twilight years. Doubt it will happen though. - Me
FUCK, some italian hacked my account. I swear even though it states Me, I didn't write that. I don't even know how to code let alone carrying sites over. pls believe me. - Arkancelo
where are bezdo, ubiki and jason? - Arkancelo
I attack Kamchatka with three armies. - Fabrizio Casu
PLEASE DON'T PULL THE PLUG ON THIS MERRY ANARCHY - Roux
Fabrizio, how about norway? - Arkancelo
bezdomnietc. was last seen filming his own horror movie, in which a very few users cling to a dying social network while their souls are eaten away by an invisible monster made of recurrent jokes and private messages with pictures of dicks - oddbody from fftogo
I'll even let someone to pull the plug of my mother's life support than friendfeed servers' plug. (that person has to make my mother sign a special document though). - Arkancelo
I mean, why post dick pictures in private. Every male has a dick and we are all products of sex. From this moment on, no male shall post a picture of his ferret incognito or private. - Arkancelo
annnd, the ghostwriter? - Arkancelo
almost 200 comments, almost 300 likes and nobody answers me. I won't stay in a place where I'm not wanted or liked. Arrvederchi frenfi. I'll delete my account in 10 minutes. - Arkancelo
Good. Could you make it in 2. - Greg GuitarBuster
8 minutes remaining. - Arkancelo
1 minute remaining - Antonio
Bye! Teach the angels to do kebab. - Fabrizio Casu
4 8 15 16 23 42 - cristinabi
7 minutes 50 seconds remaining. - Arkancelo
It was 1 minute 3 minutes ago. - Fabrizio Casu
I'm afraid your slimy, hair gel infested black hair is preventing you from seeing your panerai watch AAAYYYYY? - Arkancelo
7 minutes 40 seconds remaining. - Arkancelo
0 minutes 03 seconds, 02, 01, BYE. - Antonio
6 minutes 59 seconds 211 miliseconds remaining. - Arkancelo
7.049360363302 x 10^45 Planck time remaining. - Arkancelo
BRET answer me on Twitter (-and I tell him that Italians >>>>>>turkish in FF) http://m.friendfeed-media.com/428468a... - frasens
Bret please save us! if you turn ff off we have to go back to work. - ratavolòira
(By The way, Solero likes are always more than this 'international' post) - frasens
So my comment on open sourcing FF was deleted? Classy. - Todd Hoff
moar drama - thomas morton ☢
francesca your hot - Arkancelo
Üşenmedim okudum, yarıldım amk aşdlkkaşdkalşsk - ☝Selocu Mitrazz
best of #offensivearkan aksjdhaskjd - Cafo
Dasdddsddfggv - Fayır from Android
bret seni baret diye kafama takarım - Çipetpet
how true - Massimo Morelli
It's just the beginning of a porn: then the plumbers get the princess and drain her pipes (although I think that a porn with a plot is an abomination, a sign of these troubled times) - oddbody from iPhone
chi è sto fesso? uno vecchio presumo. - Non sono Bob from Flucso
http://www.rajasthanroyal.com We are specialized in luxury tour packages for Rajasthan. Plan your trip with in your reach with Rajasthan tour packages - Alisha Corner
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"Europe faces the risk of another major war. In 1939, Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland triggered the Second World War. Today the possible trip wire is not Poland, but Ukraine. And the aggressor will not be Adolf Hitler, but Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin." - THAT WAS WRITTEN IN 2008! http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...
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"Under his iron-fisted grip, Russia has been transformed into a gangster state. Democracy has been dismantled, corruption is rampant, journalists are murdered, dissidents are imprisoned and the media is controlled by the regime. Flush with petrodollars, Moscow is seeking to restore the Great Russian Empire. It poses a strategic threat to its neighbors and to the West." - ⓒⓔⓐ
"Moscow is on the march. After invading Georgia and establishing Russia’s dominance over the secessionist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Mr. Putin is now bent on dismembering Ukraine. The Russian strongman has made no secret of his contempt for Kiev’s independence. At a NATO summit in April, he told President Bush that Ukraine is “not even a real state,” and that much of its... more... - ⓒⓔⓐ
Помнится, недавно было сказано, что Казахстан тоже "ненастоящее государство, конечно". Через пару месяцев там решили ещё раз перевыбрать того же президента, с дофига новыми полномочиями. - ⓒⓔⓐ
"The battle over Ukraine is more than a regional test of wills. It is a clash over the future of Europe - and of Russia’s role in it. Orthodox Slavophiles, such as Mr. Putin, dream of a “Slavic Union” composed of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine." - ⓒⓔⓐ
"And it is also why Moscow desperately wants to derail Ukraine’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic alliance. A prosperous and pluralist Orthodox Slavic state on Russia’s borders would provide an attractive alternative to the Kremlin’s brutal dictatorship.... And Mr. Putin is willing to do anything to stop this from happening - including possibly plunging Europe into another disastrous bloodbath." - ⓒⓔⓐ
We are all Ukrainians now." - again, just a second - it was said in 2008!! #future #foresight - ⓒⓔⓐ
"Путин наш хороший Гитлер" было написано в 2007, еще до 8-8-8. Правда, здесь точнее и детальнее о будущей внешней политике. А там скорее о мотивации и выбранной роли. - Тимур
Ну да, правда, тогда к таким текстам относились как к поэзии, типа Сорокин, пересказанный скучным и сухим языком. - ⓒⓔⓐ
Steve C, Team Marina
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases. Beating by police, resulting in head wounds. Shackling for prolonged periods. Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility. Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. Unlike a precinct, no one taken to... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Rage. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Grr. - Amit Patel
rönin
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run : Reason.com - http://reason.com/blog...
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run : Reason.com
"Four years ago cops from the King's County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington busted into the home of Dustin Theoharis and shot the unarmed man 16 times as he lay in bed. Theoharis had at least a dozen surgeries but survived. He sued the county, settling for $3 million, and has also sued the DOC. Both the county and the department have ruled the shootings justified, despite the lack of a firearm and the fact that the two cops shot a man 16 times as he lay in bed." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Yeah we are all screwed. Protect the police and corporations.. its what the new US is all about. - Me
Mark H
Two people we know who've lived together for a decade announced they are engaged to be married. It'll be in 32 months. This strikes me as a smidge on the long side.
A bit long, but they don't seem to be in a rush anyhow. :) - Heather
We gave people 16 months and many still couldn't figure out how to make it to the wedding. Doubling it up seems fine to me. - Michael W. May
Not super engaged, then. - Eivind
Louis Gray
If you love Fitbit stats, I strongly recommend StepStats. http://www.stepstats.com/ Sync up.
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Micah
"In the early morning of August 5, 2001, artist Richard Ankrom and a group of friends assembled on the 4th Street bridge over the 110 freeway in Los Angeles. They had gathered to commit a crime—one Ankrom had plotted for years." http://99percentinvisible.org/episode...
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This is a little slice of amazing. - Micah
I love this man. - Hookuh Tinypants
I had no idea. I was just glad there was finally a sign. The merge lanes were horrendous because of confusion and last minute lane changes. - Anika
An insta- folk hero perhaps only so cal peeps can fully appreciate. - Micah
So awesome. - Tamara J. B.
Oh, man. I remember watching this on TV (my office had news on all of the time, and August on the hill in DC needs all of the entertainment it can get.) - Jennifer Dittrich
He deserves an award for extreme baddassery. - April Russo
As someone else noted on Twitter: Caltrans' reaction to this is also remarkable. - Walt Crawford
Micah
RT @paulisci: How Canada remembers The Daily Show. http://t.co/boMO1GclzB
RT @paulisci: How Canada remembers The Daily Show. http://t.co/boMO1GclzB
So much this right here that it hurts. - Micah
I feel ya, bud. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
rönin
Pictures show how engineers in 1960s built top secret SR-71 Blackbird | Daily Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
Pictures show how engineers in 1960s built top secret SR-71 Blackbird | Daily Mail Online
Pictures show how engineers in 1960s built top secret SR-71 Blackbird | Daily Mail Online
"These fascinating pictures show how engineers in 1960s California secretly developed the SR-71 Blackbird for the US Air Force – a plane which still holds the record for being the fastest ever aircraft." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Skunk Works! *REDACTED ANECDOTE* - Big Joe Silence
More amazing is where much of the titanium for the SR-71 was sourced: the Soviet Union. - Jonathan Disher
Todd Hoff
The price of addiction - California unseated as earthquake capital by unlikely newcomer | 89.3 KPCC - http://www.scpr.org/news...
The price of addiction - California unseated as earthquake capital by unlikely newcomer | 89.3 KPCC
"California is no longer the earthquake capital of the contiguous U.S., and even earthquake capital Alaska has been surpassed by an unlikely new contender, according to a new report." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
WarLord
Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S? http://observationdeck.io9.com/why-is-...
Michael W. May
22 Pets Who Have No Intention Of Letting You Read Your Book http://fb.me/3rOoZs3Ir
22 Pets Who Have No Intention Of Letting You Read Your Book http://fb.me/3rOoZs3Ir
Todd Hoff
What's Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2015...
What's Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? | WIRED
"Take heart feline enthusiasts. Your cat’s continued indifference toward her new Deluxe Scratch DJ Deck may be disappointing, but there is an object that’s pretty much guaranteed to pique her interest. That object, as the Internet has so thoroughly documented, is a box. Any box, really. Big boxes, small boxes, irregularly shaped boxes—it doesn’t matter. Place one on the ground, a chair, or a bookshelf and watch as Admiral Snuggles quickly commandeers it." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
How Leatherman Made That Amazing Multi-Tool You Wear on Your Wrist | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2015...
How Leatherman Made That Amazing Multi-Tool You Wear on Your Wrist | WIRED
"Rivera had a sketch of the Tread before he even returned to work. It looked like a bit like a bike chain, with interlocking tools. Many Leatherman tools are “wearable,” but not like the Tread. A bracelet made sense: It allowed you to have your tools on you, literally, all the time. It also required each bit, wrench and driver to be tiny, so you wouldn’t encounter trouble from the TSA, Disney guards or anyone else. The longest, sharpest bit—a pointy sim card removal tool—is just under a quarter-inch long, well within TSA regulations. And there are no sharp edges on any of the links." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I think I got my next present for my dad! - Todd Hoff
Mark H
Rockets of the World by estoica on Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/ca...
Rockets of the World by estoica on Etsy
"From the British Black Arrow to Americas Saturn V this poster compares and shows off the various styles and sizes of the world’s rockets." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Jandy
Watch out for those childrens! They're even more dangerous in plural plurals. http://t.co/YaxUYrSoxG
Watch out for those childrens! They're even more dangerous in plural plurals. http://t.co/YaxUYrSoxG
Mark H
Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power - http://www.universetoday.com/118431...
Exploring the Universe with Nuclear Power
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"As the Marshall Space Flight Center’s manager of nuclear thermal research, Dr. Houts is well versed in the benefits it has to offer space exploration. According to the presentation he and fellow staffers made, a fission reactor can be used in a rocket design to create Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP). In an NTP rocket, uranium or deuterium reactions are used to heat liquid hydrogen inside a reactor, turning it into ionized hydrogen gas (plasma), which is then channeled through a rocket nozzle to generate thrust." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"A second possible method, known as Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEC), involves the same basic reactor converted its heat and energy into electrical energy which then powers an electrical engine. In both cases, the rocket relies on nuclear fission to generates propulsion rather than chemical propellants, which has been the mainstay of NASA and all other space agencies to date." - Mark H
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House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984) - http://houseofselfindulgence.b...
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)
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"It's easy to sit back and laugh at bold predictions that fail to materialize in works of speculative science fiction that came out thirty years ago. However, just because evil bastards who look like Gene Simmons from KISS aren't running around stealing microchips with the help of an army of robot spiders doesn't mean the premise of Runaway is that far-fetched." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
This was one of those films that we must have taken out of the video store a dozen or more times in the first few years of having a VHS player. I loved this film so much. - Mark H
This is a classic movie. - Steven Perez from Android
BTW, Tom Selleck just turned 70! - Nils Sandin
Mark H
I have mispronounced Hartlepool all these years. (There were more I didn't know, but I've never had any reason to pronounce them. (Harlepool is a football team.)) - Eivind
Siobhan's adorable. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Chronic mispronouncer of ALL THE THINGS---> - Jenny H.
That was cute. - Stephen Mack
At least all the -cesters (and -minsters) are consistent (and I had those correct!) :-) - Nils Sandin
Nothing like a little bit of local knowledge. Near me are two places, Cosham and Bosham. The first is pronounced more-or-less like it's spelt: cosh'm. The second one is bozz'm. No idea why. - Mark H
Stephen Mack
When our family moved to California from England in 1979 (when I was age 12), my brother Phil and I wanted to visit Santa's Village (in Scott's Valley, off Highway 17 on the way to Santa Cruz) more than any other place in the world. - http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog...
When our family moved to California from England in 1979 (when I was age 12), my brother Phil and I wanted to visit Santa's Village (in Scott's Valley, off Highway 17 on the way to Santa Cruz) more than any other place in the world.
(Image from a blog post by a woman named Wendy Lawton with her own recollections of visiting Santa's Village.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
My father had become tired of living in England, feeling that the tax rate had grown too high and the standard of living had grown too low. There was labor unrest (I recall nurses, taxicab drivers, and garbage collectors all being on strike at the same time) and my father wanted to move us to Silicon Valley. But the house he'd bought wasn't ready yet, so when we moved in the Summer of 1979, we rented an apartment in south San Jose, near Cottle Road. - Stephen Mack
At the time, there was a theme park not too far called Frontier Village.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) There wasn't much to do for us in Summer -- my dad was working, we didn't know anyone, so my mother would take me and my brothers Phil and Rob and sister Jo to Frontier Village quite a bit, until we got sick of it. But we saw signs advertising Santa's Village. - Stephen Mack
The ads made the place look magical: Igloos and cabins and sleigh rides and reindeer and elves and mushroom houses and treehouses and snow. - Stephen Mack
We'd pester my mother endlessly to visit. But it was a long and hot summer, and my mother had zero interest in driving over the Santa Cruz mountains on highway 17 to visit the place. (She was always a bit of a nervous driver, and highway 17 had a deservedly awful reputation as a dangerous highway -- before it was upgraded, it was poorly graded, prone to closure due to rockslides, had [and still has] very windy turns, and was frequently shut down due to accidents.) - Stephen Mack
Occasionally we'd go to the beach in Santa Cruz when my mother was feeling brave enough, so we'd drive by the Village in Scotts Valley, catching brief glimpses of it from out the window. And it seemed like it was shut down -- we thought just for the Summer. - Stephen Mack
It got to the point where we'd built it up in our minds as being greater than Disney World, Sea World, Six Flags and Marine World all rolled into one. - Stephen Mack
Eventually our mother promised us a visit when it got closer to Christmas. - Stephen Mack
It became her go-to stick and carrot. "If you don't clean up your room right now, you can forget about Santa's Village." "Good job on that test. When we visit Santa's Village, you can have an extra reindeer ride." - Stephen Mack
And so then the fateful day in October was settled, and we all bundled up in our VW camper van (my mom always liked VW vans) for our visit. - Stephen Mack
We were all so excited it was indescribable. My youngest brother, Rob, was nearly carsick from the windy road. But we finally took the exit for Santa's Village (called, to this day, "SANTAS VILLAGE ROAD" on the exit sign) and drove into the parking lot. - Stephen Mack
The lot was deserted, but we attributed that to us being early (the flyer we had said it was open at 11, but we got there before 10:30). - Stephen Mack
The gates were padlocked. A sign, with the ink from the letters smeared and leaving trails of ink, said: SANTAS VILLAGE CLOSED FOR REMODEL REOPENING CHRISTMAS 1980 - Stephen Mack
We were heartbroken. - Stephen Mack
We hadn't thought to call ahead. - Stephen Mack
The world wide web was not even in an embryonic stage. So there was no web site to consult. - Stephen Mack
Dejectedly, we got back in the car and eventually settled on the steam train rides at Roaring Canyon in nearby Felton. - Stephen Mack
I don't think it's inaccurate to say I was in tears. - Stephen Mack
I never forgot that sign. Starting in November of 1980, a year later, at age 13, I began calling the phone number of the place to find out when it would re-open. - Stephen Mack
The recording on the phone number had few details ("Ho Ho Ho! You've reached Santa's Village. We are currently closed. Please leave your message for our elves after the beep.") And then one day, the number was disconnected. - Stephen Mack
We would hear rumors of remodels and transactions to re-open the place. - Stephen Mack
Every time we'd drive by, the igloos and mushroom buildings and cabins looked a bit more worn down. - Stephen Mack
By about 1985, when I graduated from high school, there was no longer much sign that there had been a theme park there. And honestly I don't think I really gave up on wanting to visit the place until about then. - Stephen Mack
It lives in my mind and heart today as a metaphor -- for longing, for a promise of enchantment, a broken promise. - Stephen Mack
But someday, I will take my children to Santa's Village. We will ride the sleigh ride. We will visit Santa. We will see elves making toys. We will climb the tree house to survey the snow-lined cabins. Christmas is eternal. Somewhere. Someday. Somehow. - Stephen Mack
-- fin -- - Stephen Mack
**claps** finally!! :) - Ken Gidley
I had the great pleasure of visiting Santa's Village several times as a child - but it was in the San Bernadino Mts in So. Cal., near Big Bear Lake. It shut down in 1998, but rumors of a resurrection exist: http://themeparkadventure.com/santas-... - Ken Gidley
I can understand how disappointing it must have been for you, Stephen. But can you imagine the disappointment in your parents seeing that sign and realizing the stick and carrot was gone? :) - Stephan from iPhone
Ken, wow, fascinating link, thanks -- maybe there is a chance I will one day take my kids to a Santa's Village. - Stephen Mack
Stephan, I'm sure you're right, but it's also balanced against the fact they never had to hear us beg for a visit anymore... :) - Stephen Mack
I'm in a Santa's Village Facebook group (also one for Frontier Village) and it's really cool to see members' old pictures of their visits. Someone even converted old home movies & posted them. I completely understand the longing you describe - it held a very similar thrall over me too, even when I was a teen living in Ben Lomond seeing the abandoned park every day, it felt like something on my childhood to-do list that I'd never gotten to check off. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This was the completely opposite of our childhood. When we moved to CA, seeing the ads for Santa's Village freaked us out so much, it became a threat with my mother. "If you don't clean your room/eat your veggies/pass that test, I'm going to take you to Santa's Village!" - Anika
Anika: That's awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephan
Best word of the day: Sitzpinkler
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EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys https://euobserver.com/justice...
EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys http://feeds.euobserver.com/c/748/f/9610/s/429554d0/sc/1/l/0Meuobserver0N0Cjustice0C127329/story01.htm
"But critics warn that tech-savvy criminals can also exploit backdoors, leaving users more vulnerable to cyber attacks. “Instead of protecting citizens, it will actually endanger citizens’ net security and trample fundamental rights to data protection and privacy," said German Green MEP Jan Phillip Albrecht in a statement." - Nils Sandin
Stephan
Last time I filled up the truck was November, when fuel prices were already low. I was pleasantly surprised to see it has dropped to Can $0.739 / liter (taxes included).
Saves $50/tank. - Stephan from iPhone
*/me sobbing in a corner* - Xabaras (G.O.)
You're paying under a $1 a gallon for gas, Stephan? - Stephen Mack
I thought that was a per-liter price. - Brian Johns
Ah, that makes sense. - Stephen Mack
I filled up my truck yesterday for 140€, in november it was €180, about the same saving but on *slightly" different basis - Ivan Crema
Ha, Stephen, I wish. This is per liter. (You're probably laughing by now.) -- I edited the post. - Stephan from iPhone
Honestly, with our local taxes, that's still cheaper than here :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Ivan, ouch, that's expensive. It only took 100 liters this morning, I can live with that. - Stephan from iPhone
Jenn (whose name iOS keeps correcting to Ken), this is including taxes. - Stephan from iPhone
You Americans complaining about fuel prices makes me laugh, come over here to UK and your jaws will drop to the floor, bring a pillow to lessen the blow! ;-) - Halil
Oh, I'm not complaining - just comparing. I'm used to our northern neighbors having higher prices, but in this case, the difference is likely tax-related (I don't remember what ours is, but it is very high compared to most of the country.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm this case, I wasn't complaining, more the opposite. If it weren't for these crutches I would have done a happy dance around my truck this morning. :) - Stephan from iPhone
I'm just being cheeky, sorry, wasn't being serious, just having a dig! Sorry if offended! - Halil
When I drove to Michigan for Christmas, my local Chicago station was charging about $2.50, I think, but I had already filled up in the suburbs for $2.09 or so. I made an unplanned stop at the Meijer gas station in Kalamazoo, $1.89. Nice! Leaving Ann Arbor on Christmas evening, the local BP where I usually go was charging $2.19, but they were closed for Christmas. So I went to the TA... more... - bentley
You weren't offending anyone, Halil. Although your "you Americans" was a bit on the edge. :-) - Stephan from iPhone
Sorry about that, didn't mean it the way it sounded and I should of phrased it better, but all I was trying to do and failed in a jestful manner was to say that fuel prices in UK are high. I don't actually drive myself but all the drivers I know always complain about fuel prices and then go on to complain that US prices are much cheaper. - Halil
Absolutely no need to apologize, Halil. The grass is always greener on the other side. Plus, what human being doesn't complain about the weather or the gas prices? - Stephan from iPhone
@Stephan about a hundred liters also here (F150 with a 26 gallons tank) - Ivan Crema from Flucso
That would still hurt my wallet. :) - Stephan from iPhone
I'm just glad we walk or take the train. Gas prices here are frightening. - Jenny H. from Android
Last week I filled up for $2.29 a gallon. Never thought I'd see gas this low again. It's definitely helping me in this crazy busy running-around time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Saw gas this morning for 1.79! - Jenny
I just filled up Diesel at 1.049 €/L, or $4.58/gal. - Nils Sandin
Current price around here is around £1.04 per litre which is ridiculously low compared to this time about a year and half ago; if I could be bothered to work out what that is in dollars per US gallons I probably still wouldn't. All hail American fracking and the need to compete in the market from the remainder of the world's petroleum producers. - Mark H
most of the fracking in my neck of the woods is for natural gas. it's a disastrous mess. - Big Joe Silence
Oil prices have not yet impacted fracking activity here. (Will not hurt my feelings if it does.) - Stephan from iPhone
Stephan
Maryland parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone from park - http://news.nationalpost.com/2015...
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"It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently." - Stephan
“Parenthood is an exercise in risk management,” she said. “Every day, we decide: Are we going to let our kids play football? Are we going to let them do a sleep­over? Are we going to let them climb a tree? We’re not saying parents should abandon all caution. We’re saying parents should pay attention to risks that are dangerous and likely to happen.” - Stephan
Seriously...WTF? I suspect most of our generation were "free range" kids. (Although, we never needed a description of it.) You left in the morning and came home when you were hungry or the streetlights came on. - That's So CAJ!
My elementary school was a mile walk each way. The authorities didn't seem to have a problem with kids walking that far alone. Only the kindergarteners got a bus ride. Why are we raising entire generations of kids that are going to be totally unprepared for the harsh realities of life? Kids are so much tougher and self-reliant than they're given credit for- if we let them. - Jenny H. from Android
The threats uttered (also checked that link) just don't seem to make sense. At that age my dad had the car so if you wanted to go somewhere we walked. - Stephan from iPhone
>.> If you were a mile or less away you were expected to walk to school when I was wee. - Alix May from iPhone
Sounds like their CPS office doesn't have enough to do! - Jim #teamFFrank
Have western societies become overly protective in general? - Stephan
i wouldn't call this protective. - Big Joe Silence
Well, if we consider walking a mile to home dangerous... - Stephan
I think people see the world as more dangerous and threatening than it is. Which means everyone is expected to act according to worst case scenarios at all times. - Heather
It's one thing that a citizen calls police. It's another matter for them to take it to the next level. - Stephan from iPhone
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RT @slashdot: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone http://news.slashdot.org/story...
RT @slashdot: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone http://bit.ly/1xwhReV
Wow. A whole 20 minute walk. - Joe
I would be livid if someone called the cops because my kids walk to/from school. This is the 3rd time I've heard of such an incident. What kind of twisted brain does it take to call the cops because children are walking. Where and when did laws change saying kids must be chauffered everywhere? - Anika
Kids walking to n from school, the park, wherever, all day in my neighborhood. My busy, dangerous neighborhood. Kids walk. Good grief. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is Montgomery county, mind you. They use 5 cop cars for routine traffic stops and yet open air drug markets flourish.In any other jurisdiction any other interactions with police I've had have been polite and respectful. Not in Montgomery county - Christina Pikas
Free Range Kids has been covering this one for a couple of months. - bentley
When I was very little, we lived in a 3-story building next to a park. I remember one specific day, being at the park with my younger sister and a bunch of kids, without our parents, and it was normal. I don't remember the exact age, but I know we still lived there when I was 5 and had already moved when I was 8. So, somewhere in between. This was in Peru. - bentley
I have to wonder about whoever called the police in this case, too. - John (bird whisperer)
And the fact that there is even an investigation? WTAF?? - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Same for me. When I was 5, my grandmother lived a block away from the park. Me & my cousins, (oldest probably 11) would walk to the park. Every once in awhile, my aunt or uncle (in their late teens) would come over to check on us. - Anika
I went to school in Montgomery County & like anywhere else, there were good and not-so-good areas - it's the same now. If these parents assessed the area where the kids would be walking & know their kids' abilities in dealing with any potentially dangerous situation, I can't see why there would be any need to investigate this. - Corinne L
Mary B: #TeamMonique
AG Eric Holder just stopped asset forfeiture, which let police seize assets even of innocent. http://ln.is/busines... via @bi_contributors
AG Eric Holder just stopped asset forfeiture, which let police seize assets even of innocent.   http://ln.is/businessinsider.com/hIx2m via @bi_contributors
Stephan
"In dog we trust" sounds a lot more appropriate for a sherrif’s office if you ask me. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news... http://ow.ly/i/8gL18
"In dog we trust" sounds a lot more appropriate for a sherrif’s office if you ask me. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30828694 http://ow.ly/i/8gL18
Is that a druid? - bentley
That was my first impression as well. :) - Stephan from iPhone
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