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Yet another Comcast fail.
British Student's Hilarious Note To Bike Thief Goes Viral -
British Student's Hilarious Note To Bike Thief Goes Viral
Not sure that was the best strategy. - Todd Hoff
Noah Ritter, the 5-y/o "apparently kid" from the viral news broadcast, got auto-tuned. Listen:
Stephan Planken
"Gamma were able to bypass hard-drive encryption products TrueCrypt and Microsoft's Bitlocker."
"Gamma were able to bypass hard-drive encryption products TrueCrypt and Microsoft's Bitlocker."
In the U.S., the Wi-Fi in Starbucks is about twice as fast as the Wi-Fi in McDonald's.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone pays staggering £60million out of court settlement to be cleared of bribery charges in Germany - People - News - The Independent -
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone pays staggering £60million out of court settlement to be cleared of bribery charges in Germany - People - News - The Independent
"Bernie Ecclestone is expected to be cleared of bribery charges in Germany after paying an out-of-court settlement of a staggering £60m or $100m, which is believed to be the largest in the country’s history. The £60m will be handed to the state of Bavaria and Ecclestone’s lawyer Sven Thomas revealed to The Independent that he will ask the court on Tuesday to use the money to build a new Formula One track in the region. “It seems that we will be successful in the settlement,” Thomas said on Monday. “The amount is not confidential. They are talking about $100m.”" - Me from Bookmarklet
Love the Verges headline for this.. "Today, a billionaire paid $100 million for a Get Out of Jail Free card" - Me
Lemme give you this money so you don't charge me with bribery... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
>.> How is this ruling not bribery? - Soup in a TARDIS
Shhh Soup and Starmama someone might notice - Steve C
Under German law, you can basically make anything part of the settlement as long as it's not against the "public good". Part of the settlement was no conviction would be recorded etc. It was in "public good" because most reports were that the prosecution's case wasn't likely to win and he would have walked anyway, be it after a much longer case. - Johnny from iPhone
Markus Jakobs
unbedingt lesen: Evolution des Internet: Eine Häufung bedenklicher Entwicklungen #s42at #netzneutralität #freiheit
Markus Jakobs
Bloß kein #SocialMedia! 21 Mythen, die Unternehmen bremsen #s42at
No no no naooooooo!!!!
No no no naooooooo!!!!
کوئی ایک آدھا گیا اپنی جاب سے :)) - ifti
((: پکی بات ہے - ma∟ıĸ
اوه اوه :)) - پریســــــا
oooooops!!!! - iFriend
Victor Ganata
The real reason why <s>the Fellowship</s> the Company couldn't fly on Eagles to Mordor is because the Eagles are kind of dicks and they don't really care about humans or elves or dwarves or hobbits. Like, the Eagles just watched idly while the elven city of Gondolin got invaded and razed by Morgoth. They didn't even help Tuor and Idris escape!
Then why do they intervene when they do? - Todd Hoff
As far as I can tell, they're capricious beings who answer to no one except Manwë. - Victor Ganata
Which is why they make dramatic but horrible plot devices. - Todd Hoff
also, "will they save us or snack on us?" is likely on the minds of many who encounter them. - Big Joe Silence
Wouldn't Sauron have conquered them as well though? - Andrew C (✔)
Well, yeah, that's Peter Jackson's and Fran Walsh's explanation: that the Eagles would've run into the wingéd Nazgûl and Sauron would've totally seen them coming. - Victor Ganata
Although I do like the idea that flying in with the Eagles was really Gandalf's Plan A, but he got screwed by Saruman and the Balrog. - Victor Ganata
You gotta admit, dropping a hobbit into the mouth of a volcano while under attack isn't easy. - Victor Ganata
(I'm also convinced Plan A totally involved sacrificing Frodo. You can't make hobbit omelets without cooking a hobbit in magma.) - Victor Ganata
This also reminds me of the weird anomaly where <s>the Fellowship</s> the Company sees something that blots out the stars before they make it to Moria, even though according to the timeline, it's unlikely that the Nazgûl had already managed to walk all the way to Mordor to get flying mounts. - Victor Ganata
Although, granted, about two months passed between the Nazgûl losing their horses at the Fords of Bruinen and the Company setting out from Rivendell. Still, Boromir took 110 days to get from Minas Tirith to Rivendell, and he had a horse for most of the trip. Then again, the Nazgûl probably don't need to eat or sleep…. - Victor Ganata
BTW, no one ever asked the dwarfs if they could make a hot enough forge? - Andrew C (✔)
For real, though, a forge capable of working steel is at least as hot as magma. But Orodruin is probably a *magical* volcano…. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I figure it must have something to do with Mt. Doom itself because even if the dwarves couldn't, surely Gandalf and Aragorn had traveled enough to know where to find another active volcano or a magma-filled chasm like the one Maedhros threw himself into. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Supposedly Sauron's magic was involved, but Gandalf has magic himself. Maybe he was lazy, though the Balrog encounter probably ended up costing him more energy than just making a magical forge. - Andrew C (✔)
I suppose in-Universe it's probably because Morgoth likely created Orodruin in the first place. But as far as relative power among the Maiar is concerned, Gandalf the Grey wasn't as powerful as Saruman, and Saruman couldn't hold a candle against Sauron. (Maybe Melian could take him one-on-one even though he's supposed to be the most powerful Maiar ever, considering Lúthien managed to kill him without dying and probably all five Wizards at once could take him out but Saruman fucked that plan up all to hell.) - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I guess only the Valinorean elves knew how to build spaceships, because otherwise they could've done to the One Ring what Eärendil did with one of the Silmarils: just park it in low earth orbit and hope Sauron doesn't figure out rocketry. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Huh, I always figured the Maiar were relatively equal and Sauron just had some cheat code or something. I really have barely skimmed the books. =) - Andrew C (✔)
Heh, yeah, Sauron probably did have an advantage since he wasn't bound by ethics/morality. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
But considering that Gandalf the Grey *with the Ring of Fire* couldn't beat Saruman one-on-one, I'm pretty sure Sauron would've annihilated Gandalf the Grey even if Sauron didn't have a body. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
But we're not talking about direct combat. Surely Sauron didn't exert 100% of his powers into powering Mt Doom's forge. Put the good wizards together and focus their entire efforts just on the Destroy-the-One-Ring effort. - Andrew C (✔)
True, but the whole five Wizards vs. the One Ring plan went to hell a long time ago. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Bora Zivkovic
On antiserum and Ebola virus There is a cure for Ebola, we have it, we just don’t use it.
CNN Breaking News
Source: Secret serum likely saved U.S. Ebola patients
Stephan Planken
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack
RT @ggreenwald: NEW Snowden docs:  Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack
Stephan Planken
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft
RT @lilithlela: Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft
The US government has arguably become one of the biggest threats against democracy (if that ever existed) and privacy. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
RT @rlytle: Attempting to fine hotel guests $500 for each bad review is not a great way to improve your hotel's reviews:
Dominik Schwind
RT @eorden: BREAKING in the Hamptons police blotter
Markus Jakobs
Dominik Schwind
Ken Morley
Canadian Netflix Hell -
Canadian Netflix Hell
"I'm American, but I've spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"My long (non)-national nightmare with Canadian Netflix began two years ago, when I left the U.S. for Toronto. I'd lived in Montreal years before, but Netflix streaming wasn't a thing then. [Sidebar: I can't even imagine how shitty a Netflix: Quebec would be if the province ever fulfilled its separatist goals. It would literally just be the movie C.R.A.Z.Y. and old clips of Bon Cop Bad... more... - Ken Morley
"I tried to stave off my homesickness by introducing my Canadian friends to the liberal '90s screwball utopia of The West Wing, but apparently Canada hasn't forgiven Sorkin for Studio 60. Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Louie all vanished north of the 49th parallel. Altogether, Canada has fewer than half the available titles that the U.S. version of Netflix offers, which is probably... more... - Ken Morley
"Most Canadians I know get sweaty palms about jaywalking but don't think twice about rerouting their Netflix to the south, because if there's anything worse than not having something you want, it's not having something you want and watching your neighbor enjoy it" - Ken Morley
"fewer than half" - where's the data supporting this percentage statement? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"My friends were referring to the 10,000 titles that American Netflix users enjoy, in contrast to the options available on Netflix Canada, which currently amounts to about 4,000." - - Andrew C (✔)
I used to bemoan the (relative) lack of choice on Netflix. Then, I stopped watching it so much. Now, it's just right :) - Brent Schaus
Andrew, SEAN FITZGERALD, columnist, states the numbers but doesn't cite a source. - Micah
Netflix. The stuff people in the sticks can only dream of. (Friends living in these things called cities are raving about it.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Netflix Norway has a very tiny amount of programs to offer. Too bad, because I finally live somewhere where I can stream content. - Jenny H. from Android
A giraffe died after hitting its head on a highway bridge :-(
Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
In Idaho i84 is a glorious 80 mph. Hit Oregon and it's 65, which feels like walking in frozen molasses. Same road, same conditions. It's strange that the rules from the container state object can override the rules intrinsic to the road object, that is what is a safe speed given road and weather conditions
Jim Goldstein
Lawsuit: "Happy Birthday" is not in copyright, & Warner owes 100s of millions for improperly collected royalties
Markus Jakobs
Sean McBride
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever
wow! - Steve C
An Amazon employee flew a drone a bit too close to Seattle's Space Needle:
Kevin Fox
Infographic of the day. “@darth: @drew @louisgray @Athletics NO PRESSURE LOUIS”
Markus Jakobs
Yelp-Konkurrenz: #Foursquare stellt sich neu auf und bekommt ein Rosa Logo Glückwunsch an ;-) #Yelp
Foursquare helped invent the check-in. Now, without it, longtime users are struggling with how to use the app.
Jim Goldstein
Jeff Bridges amazing behind the scenes photographs
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