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Stephen Mack
Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time [Onion] - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time [Onion]
From the article: "KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—Following a host of conflicting reports in the wake of the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 last Saturday, representatives from the Kuala Lumpur–based carrier acknowledged they had widened their investigation into the vanished Boeing 777 aircraft today to encompass not only the possibilities of mechanical failure, pilot error, terrorist activity, or a botched hijacking, but also the overarching scope of space, time, and humankind’s place in the universe." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"The airline, now in its fifth day of searching for the passenger jet carrying 239 passengers and crew, has come under fire for its perceived mishandling of the investigation, whose confusing and contradictory reports have failed to provide definitive answers on everything from how long the missing plane remained aloft after losing contact with air traffic controllers, to whether the... more... - Stephen Mack
"Additionally, the airline confirmed it had expanded its active search area to include a several-hundred-square-mile zone in the Indian Ocean as well as each of the seven or 22 additional spatial dimensions posited by string theory." - Stephen Mack
(Click through, the rest is fantastic, so perfect.) - Stephen Mack
Still thinking about this one today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Judging from what's been happening, this really can't be far off. - Eric - Watch Me Now
Mark H
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World http://laughingsquid.com/what-a-...
RT @laughingsquid: What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Different Countries Around the World http://laughingsquid.com/what-a-typical-breakfast-looks-like-in-different-countries-around-the-world/
No baked beans? No black pudding? No hash browns? No toast or fried bread? Pfft! That's not a full English breakfast then. Not that I ever eat that lot (except the black pudding and tomatoes because no) unless I'm at a hotel anyway. - Mark H
i was just typing that! No baked beans nor fried bread for the English breakfast = epic fail. - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
Pancakes and bacon and eggs, only when I'm away from home and eating at an IHOP or Denny's or such. - Betsy
The pancakes in the American brekkie look so untoasty. The Mexican brekkie was pretty accurate, but pretty artistically laid out. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Agreed, Betsy. I don't know anyone here in the US that "typically" has pancakes, eggs & bacon for breakfast. I call BS. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
It's entirely possible that that is a typical US breakfast. We can't really know what everyone in the country is eating, and I surmise that if a person has a shorter morning commute, or a less rushed morning, they're more likely to engage in such a breakfast. I know all the farmers in my hometown eat like this every day. So. - Hookuh Tinypants
WHAT ABOUT CANADA??? - Julian
Y'all just eat Timbits and poutine. :P - Hookuh Tinypants
Mmmmmm! Timbits! - Betsy
Canada is like England with a shorter flight. - Todd Hoff
Timbits are legalized crack. Seriously. I demand that my Canadian coworkers bring me an offering of Timbits whenever they come down for meetings. Helps that there's a Timmy's in the Vancouver airport. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
No sausages on the German breakfast, it's closer to the pictured Swedish breakfast. And don't many here just have cereal (as the Australian example, but w/o vegemite)? Otherwise scrambled eggs etc. only when traveling at hotel. - Nils Sandin
Yeah, I imagine that most often, most of us who work the 9-5 have cereal or oatmeal, and save the bacon and eggs experience for the weekend. I love eating eggs and potatoes and having that sort of hearty breaksfast experience, but I can only do it on my days off, and even then it's usually limited to Sunday. - Hookuh Tinypants
Maitani
Tolkien’s Influence on Fantasy | Book View Cafe Blog - http://bookviewcafe.com/blog...
Tolkien’s Influence on Fantasy | Book View Cafe Blog
"Here’s Tolkien himself, in a letter to Milton Waldman, probably written about 1951 but never sent: “Do not laugh! But once upon a time (my crest has long since fallen) I had a mind to make a body of more or less connected legend, ranging from the large and cosmogonic, to the level of romantic fairy-story . . .The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama.” * He finishes with “Absurd.”" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind - http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archive...
20 Facts About The Great U.S. Retail Apocalypse That Will Blow Your Mind
"And sadly, this is just the beginning. Retail experts are projecting that the pace of store closings will actually accelerate over the course of the next decade. So as you read this list below, please take note that things will soon get even worse. The following are 20 facts about the great U.S. retail apocalypse that will blow your mind... #1 As you read this article, approximately a billion square feet of retail space is sitting vacant in the United States. #2 Last week, Radio Shack announced that it was going to close more than a thousand stores. #3 Last week, Staples announced that it was going to close 225 stores. #4 Same-store sales at Office Depot have declined for 13 quarters in a row. #5 J.C. Penney has been dying for years, and it recently announced plans to close 33 more stores. #6 J.C. Penney lost 586 million dollars during the second quarter of 2013 alone. #7 Sears has closed about 300 stores since 2010, and CNN is reporting that Sears is "expected to shutter another 500... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Some recovery. - Eric Logan
Well, the rich are richer than ever, so that's something, I guess. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Eric: Honest question. Do you agree that the air quality in Beijjing is a human-made issue, due to factories and cars? And similarly, the smog in Los Angeles is the result of human activity as well, right? - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Eric: Honest question. Do you agree that the air quality in Beijjing is a human-made issue, due to factories and cars? And similarly, the smog in Los Angeles is the result of human activity as well, right?
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I'm no scientist, but to me it seems obvious that the cumulative effect of human activity of billions of people around the world is likely to have had some change on a global scale, just as it has demonstrably had an effect on a municipal scale. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I am specifically opposed to CO2 regulations. Smog is caused by pollutants CO2 is not one of them. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Cars that run on fuel cells still produce CO2 it's the other pollutants that are taken out of the equation. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
But general smog regulations would be ok? Electric cars? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes. I am not opposed now nor have I ever been opposed to the regulation of pollutants. CO2 is not a pollutant life on earth has existed in fact flourished at much higher concentrations. Paleoclimatoligists tell us that we have had ice ages with much higher concentrations. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
If only someone would make a modest proposal. - Not Me
Cold weather naturally sequesters CO2. Warm weather naturally releases it. In the absence of an anthropogenic source. Breathing is an anthropogenic source. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
We didn't fair too well during those ice ages. - Greg GuitarBuster
We would not fare well without CO2 either plants don't grow much below 270 ppm and they don't grow at all below150 ppm. We supplement greenhouses to 1000 ppm right now to grow food. - Eric Logan
CO2 has been estimated to become toxic to humans when you get to about 12-13x current concentrations, but ocean-dwelling organisms are already experiencing toxic effects. There are some studies demonstrating that humans can become uncomfortable at far lower local CO2 concentrations around 600 ppm. - Victor Ganata
"Cars that run on fuel cells still produce CO2" ? That depends on the fuel cell; some produce only H2O. And depending on the electricity source (hydro, nuclear, wind, solar) that produced that fuel, it could be entirely non-CO2. - Andrew C (✔)
"Breathing is an anthropogenic source." -- look, there's a carbon cycle and then there's burning fossil fuels that release extra carbon that wasn't part of the ongoing cycle. - Andrew C (✔)
Humans got along reasonably well before fossil fuels, so I doubt you'd have to worry about CO2 dropping below 150 ppm. - Andrew C (✔)
Admittedly, you'd have to burn a crap ton more fossil fuel to get to 600 ppm, but at the rate we're going, it's definitely doable in our lifetimes! - Victor Ganata
Andrew when you find a carbon free Hydrogen cracker that's economically viable you will have rendered this debate a moot point. Are you also proposing that we go back to the reasonably well lifestyle we lived pre fossil fuel use ? - Eric Logan from FFHound!
You can easily split water into hydrogen and oxygen with electricity derived from non-fossil fuel sources now, so it's more a matter of will than lack of technology. - Victor Ganata
OK, the graph on the second page of this article is wild http://www.alfaintek.com/assets... — supposedly, at atmospheric concentrations of 500 ppm, your blood pH will drop to 7.2 and at 650 ppm it will be less than 7, which is generally incompatible with human life. I wonder if they actually studied human subjects for this, or if they just extrapolated using the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation? :D - Victor Ganata
It's a work in progress on Hydrogen cracking if it was economically viable currently we would already be doing it. It's not so where fracking to use Natural gas as a bridge fuel. If the article above was true all of our submariners would be dead. http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels... - Eric Logan
Fair enough, economic viability is a separate argument. But wind and solar is getting cheaper all the time, so we might get to the point where people will think it's worthwhile to build the necessary infrastructure. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, the pH to CO2 concentration graph is definitely regarding acute exposure. After a short while, your kidneys will adapt and restore your blood pH to closer to normal range. But people do start getting subjective feelings of not being able to breathe at around 600 ppm, so jacking up atmospheric concentrations isn't entirely benign. - Victor Ganata
If you went from 400 to 600 in a couple minutes ? - Eric Logan
Like when you go into a stuffy room with lots of people in it. Normally, you can relieve the symptoms by going somewhere where the local CO2 concentrations are lower, but if the atmospheric concentration is up that high, there ain't nowhere to go. - Victor Ganata
Like a DNC convention. I get it now :-D - Eric Logan
CPAC must be absolutely asphyxiating :D - Victor Ganata
Palin is reading Dr. Suess apparently :-D - Eric Logan
I got an opportunity to read the report Victor linked and that report contradicts some of what the EPA published on acute exposure. The EPA who made the endangerment finding in their studies says there are no deleterious health effects below 1500 PPM. They set the maximum exposure limit for an 8 hour workday at 5000 PPM based on that research well prior to the present finding in which... more... - Eric Logan
You don't start getting acutely deleterious effects until around 30,000 ppm, but people can sense when local concentrations exceed 600 ppm because the brain is exquisitely sensitive to minute changes in blood pH. Submariners are generally young, fit people and they do sometimes surface so just because they can endure those conditions for long periods of time doesn't prove that those conditions are perfectly safe for everyone to endure indefinitely - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Mark H
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Todd Hoff
How convenient, the google notifier notified that it is now dead, so uninstall.
What killed me about it is that it didn't seem to speed up getting mail. The notifier obviously had the email but then gmail would have to go get it again, strange. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
Pope Francis Lets F-Bomb Slip During Vatican Address - NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Hahaha, I now have this image of the audience all crossing themselves in consternation. "Dio mio!" - Victor Ganata
simyacı
The most adorable Han Solo and Chewbacca are this kid and his dog - http://io9.com/the-mos...
The most adorable Han Solo and Chewbacca are this kid and his dog
The most adorable Han Solo and Chewbacca are this kid and his dog
The most adorable Han Solo and Chewbacca are this kid and his dog
Of course every school in America would suspend the kid for life for carrying a laser blaster weapon. - Nils Sandin
Stephen Mack
Today is my 15th anniversary of starting at TiVo. - http://estephenmack.com/posi-we...
This was a blog-type thing I wrote about my first two weeks there (written in HTML, at a time before blogging software was commonplace). I don't like reading what I wrote from back then, the writing is awful. The layout is too! But I do remember what it was like in those early days. Crazy days. - Stephen Mack
I don't think the writing was awful. I enjoyed what I read. Thanks for posting this :) - Brent Schaus
Congratulations. - Eric Logan
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
And congratulations, Stephen! - Brent Schaus
I read the whole page. The writing was not awful. In fact, I kept wanting to read more. - Betsy
I liked it. Congratulations, Stephen! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Thank you, Eric, Spidra, Brent, Betsy, and Stephan! (Brent, Betsy, and Stephan, thanks for reading it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it, but to me it just sounds like, "I ate this and that, and I worked long hours, waaaaah.") - Stephen Mack
I am enjoying reading the "smack talk" blog. What an adventure! - Amit Patel
I'm always interested in the seemingly boring details of what people do all day. "Oh, I work on projects" doesn't tell me anything, whereas "I tried to get the drivers installed, I appropriated a chair from someone's desk, and spent five hours writing part of a manual" sounds a lot more real. EDIT: when I said "seemingly boring" I mean that others might think they are boring but to me they're fascinating. I always wonder what people do at work. - Betsy
Woah, Tivo is that old? - Mo Kargas
Wow! Congrats, dude! - Jim is digging out.
Congrats Stephen. - Me
Congratulations, Stephen! Been a good ride so far? - Anne Bouey
A very good ride! And I'm such a different person from 15 years ago. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:) And it's such a great pleasure to know you! - Anne Bouey
I love this stuff, Stephen! Congrats! - Louis Gray
Thank you all! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Todd Hoff
Can you just smell the freedom? - Idaho gov. signs 'ag gag' bill into law | Al Jazeera America - http://america.aljazeera.com/article...
Can you just smell the freedom?  - Idaho gov. signs 'ag gag' bill into law | Al Jazeera America
"Law criminalizes secretly filming on farms; animal rights groups say abuse will now go unexposed" - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Perhaps someday we will recgonize as heroes those people who uncover evil instead of turning them into criminals, but today is not that day. - Todd Hoff
Bluesun 2600
Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com/chinese...
Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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"Could you imagine a family living in an apartment not much bigger than a king-size bed? In Hong Kong, some families are forced to live in 40 square-foot cubicle apartments that have bunk beds overlapping with cooking areas and food storage located inches from electronics. The Society for Community Organization (SoCO), a Chinese human rights group, has released photographs of Hong Kong’s claustrophobic apartments as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the tough living conditions city dwellers are facing. In order to capture the feel and scale of these micro-apartments" - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
Stephen Mack
Damn. Someone broke into my car between 5 and 7 at work tonight. Smashed the driver side window. Stole some random crazy stuff like headphones and toiletries -- but left my wallet and its cash alone. Uh, what? (EDIT: All fixed now, see http://friendfeed.com/lovefes...)
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Oh, wow, I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich
This sucks mate. - Mo Kargas
What a crapper. I'm glad they didn't take your wallet. - Anika
It could have been so much worse! Why steal my expired Zoo membership cards but leave my wallet behind? They ransacked through the glove compartment and various other compartments, saw the wallet, but didn't take a thing out of it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
oh noes!!!! - Mary Carmen
That really sucks. As for the smalltime stuff, I've had that happen to my car before. I think it's homeless folks looking for things they find useful but so small that if they get caught it's clear they weren't after money. The odds are they won't get caught so it's worth taking the risk for them. My car was broken into and a flashlight and travel alarm clock were taken. Nothing else. - Spidra Webster
Oh geez. :-( - John (bird whisperer)
GAH! People suck. - Melly
:( - Micah
man, that sucks! Did you report it yet? - imabonehead
That is terrible. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
Oh no! :(((( So sorry, Stephen! - Tamara J. B.
Dang - Marie
:( - Not Me
Duuuude. I'm sorry. :( Also, why do you leave your wallet in your car?!?! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Damn, Stephen, that sucks thoroughly. - Akiva
Aw, Stephen, I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
:-( - Betsy
:-( I'm sorry, Stephen. - vicster: full-bodied
Ugh, that sucks. - Kristin
Sorry to hear that Stephen. :-( - Stephan Planken
Ugh :-( - Amit Patel
Dang - Josh Haley from Android
BOOOOOO!! That sucks. Happy 15th anniversary! - Louis Gray
Do not like. :(. Where were you parked? Out by TiVo Central? Rain damage? - Ken Gidley from iPhone
:( - Eivind
Oh no! - Katy S
Sorry to hear. This happened to me once. Whoever it was didn't take my wallet that was left in prominent display, but did take the few pennies in change that were rolling around, and my sweaty gym clothes. Weird. - Uli
Ima: I did report it through our on-site security guards. Police declined to investigate in person. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lisa: Good question with no good answer. I normally wouldn't but I didn't need it on me today, so left it there (hidden from view) because I didn't feel like carrying it around. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ken: Yeah, boonies by TiVo Central where I normally park. Probably a bit of rain damage -- hard to tell with all the glass everywhere. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis: Thanks but not for a few more days. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Spidra and Uli: It is so weird. There must be a logic they're following but I cannot fathom it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks for the support and kind words, all. I feel fortunate to still have my wallet. The window can be easily replaced and nothing of great value was taken. Just inconvenient. It did make me late for a date, but she was very flexible about changing plans and helping me out. We had a good time. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Boooo. At least you're safe. It's just a drag. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
bastards :( - Jonathan Disher
:( - chaz2b
:( - Pixie
:( :( - DigitalAptech
I am so sorry Stephen. :( - Janet
That sucks. Sorry to hear. - LB's Bubba. The other 1
They didn't take your garage door opener, did they? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Dude that sucks. =( - Yvonne from FFHound!
That's awful...I'm so sorry Stephen.... - furrworld
Sorry to hear this. :-( - YvonneM
:( that sucks - Sir Shuping is just sir
Curtis, nah, I don't have a garage or an opener. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jerks! I'm sorry this happened to you, Stephen. I know how it feels. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Damn :((( - Iain Baker
Whut. Not cool. - Steven Perez
I'd be extra vigilant around the house. If you think they looked at your wallet at all, they might have your address. - vicster: full-bodied
Good grief! :/ - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
bogus... though now I'm hella curious what lucky lady scored a date with The Mack. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
Noooo! :( - Ross Miller
Argh, bad, bad :) - ҀҾѦ
That blows!! Sorry!! - Georgia
Not cool, though I'm glad your wallet was left intact. I'm intrigued as to why someone wouldn't steal cash. Spidra's insights are fascinating. - Corinne L
Vicster, good thinking and I had the same worry. Fortunately my brother-in-law is living with me and is there during the hours I'm not there, so I'm not too worried. - Stephen Mack
T-Ra: :)))) - Stephen Mack
Just got off the phone with my Farmers agent (my friend Al, a great guy and long-time family friend), who arranged for a glass company to come out today at noon to TiVo to clean out the glass and replace the window. I do have a small deductible, but he arranged a discount, so my out-of-pocket cost will be under $100 to get this taken care of. Could be worse! - Stephen Mack
Corinne and Spidra: The hard part for me to understand still is when someone causes hundreds of dollars of damage (like when they smashed Spidra's radio) but only pockets items worth $20 or less. I guess that's why New Yorkers in the '80s and '90s would leave their cars unlocked and/or post "no radio in car" signs. - Stephen Mack
I love the collective wisdom here, things I never knew nor considered. Most of our smash and grab car events are not homeless but those needing things to sell for drug money. - Janet from FFHound!
Perhaps they were looking for drugs? - Todd Hoff
ouch ,.. they must be just vandels.. if they had taken Wallet and cash.. then thats a bigger felony - Peter Dawson
They must have been high....and missed the wallet - ابوتایغر الزندیقی
What a lousy thing to happen! Sorry to hear it. - Son of Groucho
:-( - Bruce Lewis
Damn. Maybe when they realized who they were stealing from they fled in terror. - Jim is digging out. from iPhone
It's true I know martial arts. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now I'm hearing Keanu Reeves saying "I know kung fu." hee hee - Corinne L
حاجی ینی شما هم تایید میکنید خبرهای صدا و سیمای حاجی ضرغامی مبنی بر نبود امنیت در غرب وحشی؟ این حقیر به نمایندگی از کاربران فارسی زبان تارنمای وزین خوراک دوست از شما دعوت میکنم تا چند صباحی را به ایران آمده و در زیر سایه امنیت رژیم عزیز زندگی کنید. بزرگوار دلهای ما با شماست. - تراکمه
Um, HELLO?!?! I'd like to hear more about this DATE you mentioned! :) - Lisa L. Seifert
and he thought he slipped that by everyone. - Greg GuitarBuster
That stinks, Stephen. Sorry it happened to you. It happened to me once in college, and to my spouse about 10 years ago. After she had been shopping in Target she deposited the couple of small bags of miscellany into the car, then walked next door to the supermarket (where she worked.) She came out 10 minutes later and the passenger window was shattered. $500 damage for about $20 worth... more... - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Greg, I noticed that T-Ra noticed. :) - Stephen Mack
Mark: Thanks, yeah, I took a close look at all my bank and credit card sites today. - Stephen Mack
Terakmeh, I think you invited me to try living in Iran for a while if I want to live with security? Very kind of you, thank you! - Stephen Mack
Anne Bouey
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce - http://www.fastcocreate.com/3026935...
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce
Everything About These Pictures Of A Tiny, Adventurous Lego Photographer is Awesome | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce
"Thanks to Instagram and similar filter-heavy photo apps, artful photography has become so user-friendly that everybody seems at least proficient at it--even, apparently, a little Lego person. U.K.-based photographer Andrew Whyte shows us the world through the lens of just such a small artist in a new photo series called “The Legographer.” These expertly composed photos, which Whyte took on his iPhone every day for a year, feature a Lego Man, rocking a Lego knit cap instead of the famous bowl cut, lugging around a Lego camera and taking pictures that we will never see. Despite his diminutive size, this little guy seems to have had some big adventures. He scales buildings, he’s chased by a hermit crab, and slips on a giant (to him) banana peel. You know, typical photographer stuff. “I love to document everyday things and build them into mini-series,” Whyte says. “But quite often there's nothing cohesive about what I shoot from one day to the next. As soon as my kids discovered the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
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Amit Patel
Colma, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Colma, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"With most of Colma's land dedicated to cemeteries, the population of the dead outnumber the living by over a thousand to one. This has led to it being called, "the city of the silent," and also has given rise to a humorous motto, now recorded on the city's website: "It's great to be alive in Colma."" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
I had no idea it was 1000 to 1! - Amit Patel
Yeah, that's amazing. California's necropolis. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's a spooky place - Todd Hoff
I'll have to visit! :) - Amit Patel
(while alive) - Amit Patel
Stephen Mack
The secret to beating Louis Gray at Fitbit is to wait until the last 90 minutes of the week when he thinks he's won, and then cram 15k steps in with a 10 mile run. #25k #sleepisgreat (re http://ff.im/1gmvQH)
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He may have sandbagged by not syncing though. In which case: Well played, sir. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No sandbagging, Stephen. But at midnight, you lost your Monday over Monday lead, and I am back on top. Nice run! - Louis Gray
Thank you, sir! And well done being back on top. I have all week to catch up with you again, though. - Stephen Mack
Todd Hoff
How the World's Next Tallest Building Will Be Built - http://gizmodo.com/how-the...
How the World's Next Tallest Building Will Be Built
How the World's Next Tallest Building Will Be Built
"There are plenty of technical challenges involved with building a one-kilometer-high tower, including (but in no way limited to!) lackluster elevator tech and the sheer weight of a tower this tall. And we haven't heard about Kingdom in months, which seemed to indicate that the economic demand just wasn't there. But this week, the developers of the tower announced that an outside consultant—Advanced Construction Technology Services—is starting tests on the materials needed to build the tower: half a million cubic meters of concrete and around 80,000 tons of steel." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
I never realized it before, but ST:Voyager is the series that is most like ST:TOS.
I've never watched Star Trek: Terms of Service so I wouldn't know. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Yeah, I could see that being the case. Every episode is a tiny adventure of discovery. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Somebody has to enforce those EULAs, that's why they invented star fleet. - Todd Hoff
The last few episodes I've watched seemed to deliberately hearken back to TOS: "Deadlock"—the episode where duplicate Voyagers arise after going through a nebula—made me think of "The Enemy Within"—the episode where Kirk gets duplicated in a transporter accident. The "Tuvix" episode is like a very disturbing reverse version of "The Enemy Within". For some reason "The Thaw"—where an alien colony is trapped within basically the Matrix—seemed to have a very TOS aesthetic. Maybe it was just the bad lighting :D - Victor Ganata
The time travel two-parter was very ST IV. - Victor Ganata
Hah, I guess the Prime Directive really is just Intellectual Property Law. Join the Federation or no technology for you. - Victor Ganata
Even though ST:TNG introduced proper Klingons, Betazoids, Ferengi, Cardassians, and Bajorans—major species associated with the franchise itself—it never seemed like they met as many non-Federation cultures as either the original Enterprise or Voyager. - Victor Ganata
Micah
"Exxon CEO Profits Huge As America's Largest Natural Gas Producer-But Frack In His Own Backyard And He Sues!" - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
"You see, while Tillerson believes that the inevitable noise pollution that accompanies the fracking process—not to mention the potential for water contamination and other dangerous side-effects even when it is done safely (and some would strenuously argue that it is not possible to frack safely)— is of no real significance when it affects someone else’s neighborhood, he surely thinks it to be a pretty big deal when someone dares to get involved in fracking in Rex Tillerson’s neighborhood." - Micah from Bookmarklet
"So much is this the case that Tillerson—ExxonMobil CEO and proud proponent of fracking as a key to both America’s and his company’s great energy future—has joined a lawsuit seeking to shut down a fracking project near Mr. and Mrs. Tillerson’s Texas ranch." - Micah
Mark H
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence - http://zyalt.livejournal.com/1007568...
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence
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Louis Gray
The secret to beating Stephen Mack at Fitbit is to wait until he's asleep, and then cram 15k steps in the last three hours of the day. #20k #sleepisunproductive
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Alternative headline: Lazy Louis putt putts around the house with kids all day and only has 5k steps by 9, somehow manages 20k by midnight. - Louis Gray
Ha ha! - Yvonne from FFHound!
:) Good work, Louis! Also helpful to do that on a day where I fall asleep at 9pm... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Touché! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Glen Campbell
RT @louisgray: WhatsApp may be down but FriendFeed is still up. /cc @dannysullivan
Kiss my arse, Zuck - low level [0°K] from FFHound(roid)!
Todd Hoff
Robert Reich: WhatsApp is everything wrong with the U.S. economy - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2014...
Robert Reich: WhatsApp is everything wrong with the U.S. economy - Salon.com
"Productivity keeps growing, as do corporate profits. But jobs and wages are not growing. Unless we figure out how to bring all of them back into line – or spread the gains more widely – our economy cannot generate enough demand to sustain itself, and our society cannot maintain enough cohesion to keep us together." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
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Todd Hoff
This is in Venezuela. The McDonalds' arches silhouetted by a burning conflagration of civilization is haunting. As if one is linked to the other.
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