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t-ra needs this place
Just when I thought everything might be ok, they kill #friendfeed, and with it my internet life. Now I have to plan a funeral. @friendfeed
Goonies never say die. (Psst...watch your mailbox.) - Corinne L
Ha. same to you, C. ;) - t-ra needs this place
Louis Gray
louisgray.com: FriendFeed's Closure Another Painful Loss from a Vibrant Era of Social Media - http://blog.louisgray.com/2015...
"If you were part of the active community that made FriendFeed special in those wide-eyed years, you experienced something I've never seen with any community since (with occasional flashes on Google+ and Twitter being exceptions). If you missed it, then you missed out on seeing one of the most talented teams ever assembled working on something that was both fun and smart. And that story's final chapter is coming without us ever getting the happy ending we were hoping for. I'm not mad, just wistful at what might have been." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
To this day, FriendFeed remains technically superior to any of the other social networks with realtime feeds. There's just no comparison. Sad to see it go, but surprised and happy it at least lasted this long. - Jason Huebel
:(( - ebru
Super sad day, but we all knew it was coming. Still sad, though. I am very grateful for the friendships forged here and for the amazing social experience. No other platform is this good. What shame this was ever purchased. - Susan Beebe
Good article, Louis. So sad. - Stephen Mack
For export, take a look at my https://github.com/claudio... (stream, media and HTML render) - Claudio Cicali
o zükürbürkün evine ateşler düşsün \o/ irrezil herif, satın aldı göçertti siteyi İBLİS. demon zuck. leave ff alone paragöz pezebnk. - enoy
all you close your accounts on fb!! ff buddies. - enoy
I wish they would give us the code so we could set up our own instances on private servers. I've tried just about every social network and group communication tool, and nothing is as clean and threaded and asynchronous as FF. - Holly's favorite Anna
"I wish they would give us the code so we could set up our own instances on private servers. I've tried just about every social network and group communication tool, and nothing is as clean and threaded and asynchronous as FF." -- why do so few people notice this? -- it's a mystery. Every available substitute for FF is a major step backward. - Sean McBride
Too soon! There must be another way... - Red Label
ne diyo la bu sari pipi - Rendetullah
ha, kusura bakma o zaman sari - Rendetullah
I'm grateful we got to be here... watch the real-time web be born. - michael sean wright
Amit Patel
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
MOO card success! — I gave them out at a conference last week, and at least half the people spent some time examining it, wondering how it could feel so different from a regular business card. And the other half loved having a choice of card designs to pick from. - Amit Patel
Love MOO cards. I use the mini ones and people seem very charmed by them. - Corinne L
Sean McBride
Lockheed Martin's high-powered laser weapon destroys truck from 1 mile away in 'seconds' http://nzzl.me/1BeSN1j via @nuzzel
Lockheed Martin's high-powered laser weapon destroys truck from 1 mile away in 'seconds' http://nzzl.me/1BeSN1j via @nuzzel
Mark H
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned - http://m.bbc.co.uk/news...
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned
Ladybird Books: The strange things we learned
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"Ladybird Books is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The books delighted children for decades, but what did they teach us and have their lessons stood the test of time?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Some of the Ladybird books were "incredibly white", says Ms Day. "I've looked through to find out when the first black faces first appear and it's not until the 1960s," she says. "Despite an influx of immigrants welcomed to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War, there's no mention of that in Ladybird's world," says Prof Zeegan. However, he says the books started to... more... - Mark H
"Ladybird's science books showed activities including stripping the casing from a battery with pliers, using a penknife to shape wood into a propeller and making fire with a magnifying glass. In his book, Prof Zeegan says "it is unthinkable that any children's book publisher today would consider promoting activities in the same way [...] I'm not sure there were any more accidents... more... - Mark H
Todd Hoff
Lessons From The Beginning Of Time : - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Lessons From The Beginning Of Time :
"Indeed, several experiments will collect data within the next few years to clarify the situation in great detail. We should expect to know fairly soon if there is a gravitational wave signal from the Big Bang, a ringing in the structure of space itself from an ultrafast expansion that lasted for fractions of a second, as if the cosmos was in a hurry to grow up. Whatever the verdict, waves or no waves, the news will be key to our understanding of the early universe." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Mark H
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse...
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are
"The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat." - Mark H
Tested; wife could see 24 colours, I could see 35. - Mark H
36 colours, and it's true. I HATE YELLOW! :D - Deli Bedri from iPhone
39, but I actually do like yellow (I just look terrible in most yellow/orange, so I don't wear it.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I will admit that the yellow band is the one where I see the least variance - I know there are probably additional different shades, but don't distinguish as many. The blues? All over that. - Jennifer Dittrich
Here is another similar test http://www.xrite.com/online-... interesting to do and it tells you what range you have trouble with. A low score it good. I got a 4 and my poor range is in the greens which surprised me. I would have guessed the reds. - Shannon - GlassMistress
^ Eek Shannon, this one is hurting my head! - Heleninstitches #teamff
i saw 38. - grizabella
I bet everyone's 4chromat ^^ - Alice Cooper
Interesting but not true. 3 cone enough to count 16 millions (2^24) colours. - ParaBellum from Android
Most People have 4 cones. 1 for grey, 1 for blue, 1 for green and 1 for red. Some people's red and Green cones mixed, so they can not recognize red and green. - ParaBellum from Android
37. By the way yellow is my favourite colour:) - mina_sydney from iPhone
33. Not a fan of yellow for clothing, but I do have yellow items in my kitchen and a few other places. Orange, on the other hand...ew. ETA: viewed the spectrum again on my tablet & got 39. Hmm. - Corinne L
My understanding is that you see greys with rods, color with cones. (Interesting: Wikipedia's article doesn't include a mention of a fourth cone variety, and since Wikipedia's always right...) [36, for what it's worth, and my wife says I have lousy color discrimination. No yellow in my wardrobe; that's for flowers.] - walt crawford
36, though since we can infer where a different color would be I'm not sure how accurate that is. - Todd Hoff
I saw about 37 bands, but "Professor" Diana Derval is an expert in "neuromarketing", aka "marketing". It's worth nothing that even though it's a PNG, there's what looks like JPG compression artifacts which introduce additional, unintended colors about a pixel wide. </grump> - Andrew C (✔)
Then again, she may have uploaded it as a PNG and LinkedIn's crappy CMS auto-converted it to a JPG, since the filename is "png" but it's actually a JPG anyways. - Andrew C (✔)
36. And that yellow is awfully bright. - bentley
BTW, wikipedia says maybe 2-3% of the population are tetrachromats, not 25%. </continued-grump> - Andrew C (✔)
2%, 25%... close enough, right? :P - Jennifer Dittrich
I see about 34, and I hate yellow! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
38, but I love yellow. - Heather
I'm sorry but some of you have been had: http://www.snopes.com/politic... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"some of you have been had" -- I think you mean we've been neuromarketed. - Andrew C (✔)
I figure any of this stuff is likely to be in the same bucket with the "learn your Meyers-Briggs Horoscope in 4 questions" and "Your IQ: BEST TEST EVER" tests. - Jennifer Dittrich
39? I wear grey. It's soothing. - Meg VMeg
39 shades of grey? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew, are you neuromarketing me right now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Book me as a headlining speaker to find out! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Jennifer+++ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey man, don't harsh my superiority buzz. - Meg VMeg
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 needs this place
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 FinisceQui
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 Silenced
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 Silenced
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 (FForever!)
<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 - Usta ve Çırak
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) :))))))))))))) - Usta ve Çırak
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
Guardate l'aereo lassù in alto - PICCHU
@senape, frenf.it open source? ;) - zidagar ▶ ▷
God I missed Arkancelo - oddbody from fftogo
oh, prima di buttar giù tutto fatemi scrinsciottare Casu ♡ - Sabrina Briganti from Flucso
Nobody puts FF in a corner. - Ye olde Unkcoso
io tutte le volte che provo a rientrare in frienf.it non ci riesco ORCOZIO - A. Morloi Grazioli
breeeet plisssss, we love you! - catherinemorland
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 - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
this Arkangelo seems a promising idiot, a pity we discover him so late. - µtna
Arkancelo, you're an idiotic troll. http://friendfeed.com/about... - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
It's PR, I was talking about actual work - oddbody from fftogo
Who the fuck is Juventus? - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
sorry dear hebephrenic, I'm taking leave from my friends, no time to nurture you. - µtna
are you a Fissore from turkey? - Ye olde Unkcoso
I still have that Besiktas jersey - oddbody from fftogo
Arkancelo, WHERE IS MY KEBAB? I've ordered 15 min ago... stop blabbing around and move your lazy ass. - Pepper Mind
omg arkancelo u so funny. - Antonio
welcome back arkancelo - mentegatto
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
I love 74-year-old nuns <3 - Pepper Mind
dev'essere un mix tra angelo fissore e yeridiani, versione turca - Antonio
comunque riuscite a flammare anche al crepuscolo - catherinemorland
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
shemale porn :S - mentegatto
oddbody, mi stai facendo sganasciare tra un service affanculo e l'altro - catherinemorland
I can only accept bridal presents from nuns, but younger than 74 - mentegatto
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
I attack Kamchatka with three armies. - Fabrizio Casu
PLEASE DON'T PULL THE PLUG ON THIS MERRY ANARCHY - Roux
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
Good. Could you make it in 2. - Greg GuitarBuster
1 minute remaining - Antonio
Bye! Teach the angels to do kebab. - Fabrizio Casu
4 8 15 16 23 42 - cristinabi
It was 1 minute 3 minutes ago. - Fabrizio Casu
0 minutes 03 seconds, 02, 01, BYE. - Antonio
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 ☢
Üşenmedim okudum, yarıldım amk aşdlkkaşdkalşsk - Mitrazz
best of #offensivearkan aksjdhaskjd - Cafo
Dasdddsddfggv - Fayır from Android
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
at least he is aware of the community and he felt our twitter pokes on his face. BRET DO SOMETHING! - selimok
biri özet geçsin lan kapanmıyorsa ona göre feed girecem .p - Zıkkım
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
rønin
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." - rønin 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 (FForever!)
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
rønin
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." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Skunk Works! *REDACTED ANECDOTE* - Big Joe Silenced
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
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 Planken 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 Planken
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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
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