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Stephen Mack

Stephen Mack

I'm a resident of Silicon Valley, father of two young children, an employee of TiVo (over 15 years now), and I care about things.
Hello from Lake Tahoe
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With my friend Kyrie and her twins. All four kids had their first snowboarding lessons and did very well. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen f*ing adorable Mack and family!!! <3 - Laura Norvig
Helloe! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
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
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur] - http://imgur.com/5JDJXuJ
Hello Kitty, teaching kids about necklaces for decades. [Imgur]
I... ...what? I mean, how... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
wtf - Pea Bukowski
It's the first time I actually *like* Hello Kitty - Selkis
WTF?? - lester
! - ellbeecee
... - Alix May from iPhone
What?? - bentley
well....hello kitty is a cat.... - Sir Shuping is just sir
o_0 - Janet
This is still freaking me out. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh...wow. O.O - Anne Bouey
How can that be real. It must be on an adult product. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Fist comment answered my question... http://www.reddit.com/r... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Yeah, maybe. There's no more context than this imgur post. But the rest looks real. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A little googling turned up an article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
So, it's a collector's item now. - Brian Johns
Please Hello Kitty, tell us about "pearl necklaces" http://www.urbandictionary.com/define... - Selkis
Holiday Season is accredited with: # ASTA ( AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS ) # Tripadvisor (World Expeditions) Website: www rajasthanroyal com Email Id: info@holidayseason.co.in Email Id: holidayzseason@gmail.com - Alisha Corner
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Doesn't explain why the same person (in multiple) is seeing colors differently. - NOT THE CRICKET
I will play Civilization IV in honor of Leonard Nimoy's memory. His best reading was clearly the quote for "Railroad" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I will play Civilization IV in honor of Leonard Nimoy's memory. His best reading was clearly the quote for "Railroad" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75oun5gvDAU#t=9m40s
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But "Satellite" (at 10:24) is a close second: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
I look away for a few minutes and suddenly this place is 83% LlamaFeed.
Kevin Fox said it better: "@kfury: When I left moments ago it was all FCC and net neutrality and now it's llama llama llama. Internet, you have the attention span of a newt." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Beware the Ides of Newt. - Micah from FFHound!
Emotional Design Fail: Divorcing My Nest Thermostat [Nielsen Norman Group] - http://www.nngroup.com/article...
Emotional Design Fail: Divorcing My Nest Thermostat [Nielsen Norman Group]
Article from Feb 22, 2015 by Kara Pernice: "Summary: Don Norman’s 3 levels of emotional design (visceral, behavioral, and reflective) helped me understand how my pure love for the Nest thermostat morphed into abhorrence. I was a proud early adopter of the unique, cool, and pretty device. It helped me save energy, and communicated to me. But things went bad when it let me down emotionally." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "[...] When I turned the dial to increase the heat to 66 degrees, rather than responding by making the house warmer, or by informing me that it is now working toward this, it read, "in 1 hour and 20 minutes 66 degrees until 10:00PM.” The next day the house temperature plummeted to a punishing 50 degrees (I realize I may be spoiled) for no reason I was privy to. Here, by the way, is another usability heuristic not heeded: visibility of system status. Try as I might, it won’t listen." - Stephen Mack
She details how with her Nest, she can't actually set the temperature. I'm not a Nest owner, but that's shocking to me. Really? It won't let you actually switch on the heat or the A/C? It thinks it knows better than you what the temperature should be? - Stephen Mack
(Hidden motive: Part of why I'm posting this is because Cristo hates Jakob Nielsen so much that I'm hoping this will irk him into reactivating his FF account just to berate the user design model being leveraged here.) - Stephen Mack
I never had any trouble setting my Nest to the temperature I wanted, reliably -- barring when my furnace actually broke. Every once in a while, it would take a small change in habits a bit too far, but it was trivial to go in and readjust the schedule. You can also turn that function off, and set it all manually. My only beef with them right now is that when I got my new furnace (almost... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
I never had a problem with mine. - Glen Campbell
Haven't read through the entire article yet but I have two and have had no issues changing temps. - rönin
So this writer is divorcing for all the wrong reasons. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Pretty much. It's like she never even bothered to read the simple documentation, much less the more complicated. When it says "in 1 hour and 3 minutes" it is telling you how long it is likely to take for your house to reach that temperature. It visually indicates (by showing red, blue, or white) in the meter whether the furnace/ac is currently active, or passive (the picture shown is the AC, in an active state.) - Jennifer Dittrich
@Stephen you can set the temperature with your Nest. (Of course) - Louis Gray
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve http://rnkpr.com/a8kjnsz #RunKeeper
Just completed a 6.17 mi run - Morning TiVo run with Brad and Steve http://rnkpr.com/a8kjnsz #RunKeeper
I'm only liking this because I like you, S-MAX. Running is of the devil. - MoTO Boychick Devil
I like you too, BWin. And your waif knows running is of the angels. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I plan on performing an exorcism. - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is spinning. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
And who makes one's head spin? Hmmmmm? Say-Tan? </Church Lady> - MoTO Boychick Devil
My head is projectile vomiting up pea green soup. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Straight Talk for White Men [NYTimes.com] - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
Straight Talk for White Men [NYTimes.com]
(via Nakachi on FB) From Kristof's post: "SUPERMARKET shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That’s true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds." ... "Those studies are a reminder that we humans are perhaps less rational than we would like to think, and more prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"It’s not that we white men are intentionally doing anything wrong, but we do have a penchant for obliviousness about the way we are beneficiaries of systematic unfairness. Maybe that’s because in a race, it’s easy not to notice a tailwind, and white men often go through life with a tailwind, while women and people of color must push against a headwind." Also, if there's a tailwind, that may imply that I'm not as fast as I thought I was. - Eivind
Just completed a 6.30 mi run - Trying to get back on track http://rnkpr.com/a8j61fx #RunKeeper
Just completed a 6.30 mi run - Trying to get back on track http://rnkpr.com/a8j61fx #RunKeeper
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" official video by Bob's Burgers http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sleater-Kinney: "A New Wave" official video by Bob's Burgers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc1htX3q-F0
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(I know I posted a live version of this same song already. Can't help it. Love it.) - Stephen Mack
Burning Man Tickets for 2015: Registration for individual sale opens Wed Feb 11, closes Sat Feb 14, tickets go on sale next week at noon on Wed Feb 18 - http://tickets.burningman.org/#
Burning Man Tickets for 2015: Registration for individual sale opens Wed Feb 11, closes Sat Feb 14, tickets go on sale next week at noon on Wed Feb 18
If you are possibly going to attend Burning Man this year, you must register between now and Saturday at noon Pacific to be able to try to buy tickets next week when they go on sale on Wednesday at noon. Details on the page linked. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I honestly expect tickets to sell out within 5 minutes this year. - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I'm nervous. - joey from iPhone
Good luck, Joey! Have you got your preregistration code yet? - Stephen Mack
I have! I forgot to have Ben preregister, though. Gah. - joey
Time... - Stephen Mack
...48 minutes to front of line. - Stephen Mack
This is insane. I went from 47 min to 20 to 39. I'm in a meeting with my friend (to buy tickets) and he went from 49 to 14 and then 'the line is paused'. EDIT: I just got the pause notice, too. - joey
More than an hour :( I have a friend at 19 min. - joey
I'm paused too. I went from 44 to 57 before that. Now it says, "more than an hour" - Stephen Mack
the suspense is killing me! :0 Seriously, good luck, you two. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Thanks, Barry! - Stephen Mack
42! But it is vacillating wildly! Thank you, Barry! <3 - joey
24! My friend who was at 19 minutes just got his. - joey
One of my campmates says he got his, so it is working. - Stephen Mack
Still "more than an hour" for me. - Stephen Mack
However, I should say that I did manage to get tickets already in the Directed sale, so this is just for friends and campmates. - Stephen Mack
My friend is reading the JSON to see how much progress he's actually making. This is super entertaining. - joey
Haha, that's great! - Stephen Mack
They are doing some weird things with this site. I'm shocked. Burning Man has always been perfectly sensical with web development and server load! ;) - joey
Well, it's all outsourced to Ticketfly, right? - Stephen Mack
Now shows "51 minutes" for me. - Stephen Mack
Yeah, this part of it is all Ticketfly. The pre-registration crashed their site, though. I'm now at 14 but I was just at 13. My friend is at 5. EDIT: downgraded to 26. - joey
Back to more than an hour. WTF. - joey
And now back to "more than an hour" -- this is zany. - Stephen Mack
I wonder if it's sold out now and failures are starting to occur. - joey
My friend went from 5 min to more than an hour. - joey
Back to 32 and 13 for us. This really is like a Windows install ;) - joey
Still at "more than an hour." I wonder what time you would have had to click the green button to get a ticket. - Stephen Mack
I clicked it instantly and stupidly reclicked because it didn't look like it was loading. I bet people beat me by microseconds. Now I'm at 22 but it keeps switching all over. It's a personality test. - joey
I did the same thing! Except i was manually refreshing and accidentally refreshed before clicking, costing me at least 2 seconds. - Stephen Mack
I may have done that, too. Who knows? I started in before my friend and he's now at 1m and i'm at 18m. Playa maths ;) - joey
And it just redirected him to the main page now. No tickets. Blerg. - joey
Vehicle passes are sold out. He got tickets, though. 8 min for me and we'll see if any tickets remain! - joey
Gah, vehicle passes sold out? - Stephen Mack
According to my friend. - joey
It's allegedly my turn now, but it's been over a minute redirecting me to the next step so I'll let you know. Watch them have just sold out ;) - joey
Gooooood luck - Stephen Mack
2 tickets acquired! No vehicle passes left. It redirects multiple times and takes forever. Stay patient! - joey
WOOOHOOOOOO - Stephen Mack
Trilo on eplaya: "I wouldn't worry too much about vehicle passes at this point. Just worry about getting through and getting tickets now, vehicle passes can be sorted later. People realize they didn't need as many as they thought and plenty turn up in the after-market, and it's also possible that Burning Man will revisit the number they make available this year." (https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtop...) - Stephen Mack
(He's an eplaya site admin and ticket customer service liaison.) - Stephen Mack
Yeah, I'm not too worried. If we have to we'll send our gear with a Seattle camp and take the Burner Express from SF. We'd just skip Sun River to decompress on the way home that way but have the added benefit of not having to drive! - joey from iPhone
Still more than an hour for me, but a friend says she got through only to find that she can't buy any -- might be sold out - Stephen Mack
Did she try a vehicle pass? It will tell you they are sold out but it's not the entire order. Bad client side messaging ;) - joey from iPhone
...and it just flipped me to 59 minutes - Stephen Mack
It might be the vehicle pass? It did that to me and my friend. - joey from iPhone
Thanks, I let her know - Stephen Mack
FB and Eplaya now saying sold out. - Stephen Mack
Damn. Did your friend make it? - joey from iPhone
Nope. - Stephen Mack
53 minutes for me - Stephen Mack
She's still trying, but she's not able to get anywhere. The first "sold out" report on eplaya was at 1:07. - Stephen Mack
I'll keep an eye out for extra tickets out of Seattle. - joey from iPhone
Ditto. Looks like none of my campmates got any (other than in the direct sale) except for one guy got a pair. So that was about 11 out of 12 who didn't get any. - Stephen Mack
I know I didn't take more than a few seconds to click the green button. How optimistic my "5 minutes" up above was -- sell out was definitely less than five seconds. - Stephen Mack
Sell out confirmed. Two seconds. - Stephen Mack
Whoa. - joey
STEP didn't work for me at all but friends did :) - joey
Yeah, I think STEP is a very risky option. I don't know anyone who ever managed to get any tickets in the OMG sale either. - Stephen Mack
So my campmates are pretty upset -- many claim they hit the green button INSTANTLY but still didn't get tickets. - Stephen Mack
Stubhub mf'ers selling 347 tickets starting at $949 at the minimum: http://www.stubhub.com/search... - Stephen Mack
Although on eplaya someone said some of those were posted even before today, and the seller is just betting they can find one to resell at a profit. - Stephen Mack
Good grief. That's absurd and frustrating. I swear I hit the button instantly, too, but still barely made it. It must have come down to fractions. - joey
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release -- draggable version - http://www.zeigen.com/ff/
FriendFeed Bookmarklet Hosting: Micah W.'s ffbookmarklet v1.03 "Woot Tube" Release --  draggable version
Having trouble with the FF Bookmarklet in Chrome or other browsers? This is an updated version thanks to Micah and sizofroid. To make it easier to install, I'm now hosting it at my site, so you don't have to jump through hoops, you can just drag the updated version to your bookmark bar. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Yay! [update: uh, I don't see the actual bookmarklet on that page] - lris
Hmm, what browser are you using, Iris? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Chrome, Mac. Here's what I see http://screencast.com/t... - lris
Well that's weird. Chrome on Windows is working for me. When you go to the FF tools page, is the button there visible for you? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yes it is - lris
Iris, have you disabled JavaScript by chance? I had a coworker test with Chrome on his Mac and it was working for him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No. And I did have adblocker running but I disabled it for that site. - lris
I love you. - Melly
I love you too, Melly! - Stephen Mack
Iris, hold on, gonna try something to fix it. - Stephen Mack
I'm running Chrome on Windows if that helps, FYI. - Melly
Iris, I changed how the image for the button was hosted. Did that fix it for you? - Stephen Mack
Yay! I see it! - lris
Yay! Hmm, you must have some pretty high levels of security set. All I changed was copying the image for the button from FF's server to mine. - Stephen Mack
I am not aware of extra high levels of security. Maybe I'm accidentally extremely careful. :) - lris
I'm sure it's no accident. :) - Stephen Mack
Hopefully no one else is having any trouble? - Stephen Mack
I added the older versions at the bottom, just in case there are any compatibility issues. - Stephen Mack
When I saw "draggable" I first thought it meant the popup can be dragged around within the page, to make it easier to select images that it would ordinarily be covering up...like this old one: http://pastebin.ca/1323845 I am still using that one, but installed as a dedicated CustomButton. If you have the Firefox add-on installed, it's easy to install the button from here: http://appsapps.info/ff... What I would like to have is a combo of all the goodies into one awesome button. - April Russo
April, that's a cool idea. I couldn't get the one you linked to work for me, though. I wonder if we can beg Micah to add that functionality into his version. - Stephen Mack
I just did. ;) - April Russo
Ah! I don't know about CustomButton, though. What is taht? - Stephen Mack
Which one could you not get to work? The 1st or 2nd link? The 1st is instructions for modifying the official bookmarklet to use the drag & drop popup. The 2nd link requires the CustomButtons add-on installed in Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US... You'd just click the link on my page to install the button, then right click a Firefox toolbar, go to... more... - April Russo
2nd link. But I see what you mean, it requires the add-on. Does it work on Chrome or IE, or just Firefox? - Stephen Mack
Compatibility: Mozilla Firefox 1.5+ SeaMonkey 2.0+ Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0+ Mozilla Sunbird 0.8-0.9 / Calendar 1.0pre KompoZer 0.8b1-0.8b3 Flock 0.7-1.5+ and Pale Moon (which is what I am using) - April Russo
Bump due to recent discussion. Micah, it'd be great to incorporate that feature from April's. Heard that at least one user is having trouble with the new bookmarklet. How's it working for others? (Works great for me! My default browser is Chrome.) - Stephen Mack
Working with Chrome, I'd say it works about 95% of the time really well. There are a couple sites where it just doesn't want to pull in the images, and sometimes the NY Times is tweaky, but both seem related to recent layout changes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mine still doesn't work. I wonder if one of my plugins is breaking it. I've taken to browsing in Chrome and copying the URL over to IE when I want to post something to FF. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It doesn't work for me: in Firefox (my default browser) it just brings up an empty box. As DB said, it might be a conflict with an extension, but I'm not sure which would be causing it. - John (bird whisperer)
First off, thank you for this work. I'll test it out in a bit. I have a lot of browsers to test in, and I use XMARKS so it should just pop to all my different browsers. - Eric - Let Me Know
Bump for Janet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
please add this one on "firefox social" https://activations.cdn.mozilla.net/en-US... - orfe
Hero! - Antonio
doesn't work for me anymore, since the last couple of days. - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
Hmm, working for me. Anyone else having trouble? Lucretia, does it not work at all? Which browser? - Stephen Mack
I'm having trouble with it on Chrome. same time period and I couldn't get to the site anymore to delete/reinstall it. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Oops, my host is down. Stand by! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
sure. thank you :) - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
It's fixed now. So sorry for the problem. My host had shut me off for non-payment! (Because my credit card on file had expired.) Seems like they shut me off pretty quick, but they had tried to bill me last year and failed and then gave up but didn't bother notifying me about the problem until this year when they tried to bill me for both years. - Stephen Mack
yay! (this just reminded me that I also have a hosting to be paid, so double thanks!) - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
It lives! - Micah from FFHound!
works for me now! yay! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Ex-Chinese health minister says air pollution kills up to 500,000 people a year [PBS Newshour, January 7, 2014] - http://www.pbs.org/newshou...
Ex-Chinese health minister says air pollution kills up to 500,000 people a year [PBS Newshour, January 7, 2014]
From the article: "Between 350,000 and 500,000 people die in China each year from severe air pollution, the country’s former health minister says. Chen Zhu, who served as minister until March 2013, released his claims in a commentary published in the December issue of The Lancet medical journal. Chen’s revelations are particularly significant, the Telegraph writes, as he is the most senior government official who has mentioned a pollution-related death toll– which are generally subject to censorship in China." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
A friend on FB shared this recent article, "Somebody Took a Picture of Beijing's Skyline for a Year -- and It's Horrifying" (http://www.takepart.com/article...) but they don't actually show the gallery of the year of pictures, and I couldn't get that article's source site to load. So I'm sharing this one instead. - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 3.05 mi run - Total failure to keep to distance, frequency, and pace. http://rnkpr.com/a8iax78 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.05 mi run - Total failure to keep to distance, frequency, and pace. http://rnkpr.com/a8iax78 #RunKeeper
Cut yourself some slack! You were uber active this weekend, right? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Everyone has an off day now and then. You're fabulous! - Jenny H. from Android
That's 30 mores miles than I ran today so you're doing great, in my eyes. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Lol. 3.05. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, I'm mostly just way off my Feb goal, though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Roy G. Biv was here.
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rainbow after the rain? - Andrew Chunis
And/or during, yeah. :) - Stephen Mack
that's a proper rainbow, any gold? - Halil
that,s nice - samiraa1
New today! Florence + The Machine, "What Kind of Man" http://www.youtube.com/watch...
New today! Florence + The Machine, "What Kind of Man" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgeKHTcufLY
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From their forthcoming new album due out June 2, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Speaking of, that title track was released two days ago and I missed it: http://youtu.be/Hr2u2-gCI_g - Stephen Mack from iPhone
wow wow wow wow - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump since Starmama just mentioned this song in a comment. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Now I've heard it twice :-) this is a good. song. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Whoa that video is bizarre - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Just completed a 4.39 mi run - Run #5, just.a bit slower. Random pic of Sophie's lost front tooth (u ... http://rnkpr.com/a8gjmn4 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 4.39 mi run - Run #5, just.a bit slower. Random pic of Sophie's lost front tooth (u ... http://rnkpr.com/a8gjmn4 #RunKeeper
What kids are texting these days: "ez pz"
Just completed a 3.63 mi run - Run #3. Back on schedule. http://rnkpr.com/a8f56l0 #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.63 mi run - Run #3. Back on schedule. http://rnkpr.com/a8f56l0 #RunKeeper
#saturdayff (inspired by Holly's post about BattleBots returning) In 2001, some co-workers at TiVo built a robot for competition in BattleBots season 3 -- "Fast Forward." TiVo was a sponsor for the season, so a lot of us got free tickets to see the show. I spent a weekend on Treasure Island watching the robot fights. Glimpses of me appeared on TV. - http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki...
#saturdayff (inspired by Holly's post about BattleBots returning) In 2001, some co-workers at TiVo built a robot for competition in BattleBots season 3 -- "Fast Forward." TiVo was a sponsor for the season, so a lot of us got free tickets to see the show. I spent a weekend on Treasure Island watching the robot fights. Glimpses of me appeared on TV.
They don't show the prelims, but there were several rounds without audience and cameras (and with the arena hazards disabled). Fast Forward qualified in the prelims, then beat its early round competitor ("The Annihilator") to advance to a quarterfinal match that they told us would be on the air. But we lost in quarterfinals to a bot named "Twin Paradox" (which then lost in the semifinals). As it turned out, that quarterfinal match with TiVo's bot was never aired. - Stephen Mack
I can remember the face of the engineer who did most of the work, but not his name. He put a ton of hours into it, and had several of our hardware team members help him out. He had other sponsors as well. - Stephen Mack
Watching the matches live on Treasure Island was fun. I remember a few things about it now (crazy that it's nearly 14 years later): - Stephen Mack
1. I wanted to get Carmen Electra's autograph, but they must have taped her interviews very early or very late, because I never saw her around. - Stephen Mack
2. They had a massive hangar next door to the arena where you could see the builders work on their bots, and drive them around in roped off areas. They didn't let anyone who wasn't a builder enter, though, because of the bots being weaponized. - Stephen Mack
3. The announcers aren't there at all. Their commentary is added after the fact, not live. - Stephen Mack
4. All the bits where you see the audience rooting for a particular robot, or holding banners -- those are all staged. Production assistants would walk around during the downtime and ask for volunteers to wave banners that were pre-made, or cheer for certain bots. - Stephen Mack
5. The downtime between fights was really long -- usually 2 hours. - Stephen Mack
6. The fights themselves, though, were the real deal. None of the ones that I watched were staged in any way, or redone, or seemed to be decided in advance. - Stephen Mack
7. The builders were very chill, signing autographs and answering questions during the downtime. (2001 was before I had kids, but I invited along some kids of my friends who were interested. They loved it.) - Stephen Mack
Before one match, they had the 49ers cheerleaders show up and do a routine and give away t-shirts. - Stephen Mack
I think we ended up going back on two different weekends (or maybe later we had tickets to season 4 in November, which was also taped on Treasure Island). I'd catch glimpses of myself and the friends I took with me in the background of the matches sometimes. I swear this is me standing up and turning with my back to the camera in the lower left of the screen at 1:04 in https://www.youtube.com/watch... (but you never see my face in this clip). - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 3.30 mi run - Run #2 (pretend I did this last night). http://rnkpr.com/a8eofkz #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.30 mi run - Run #2 (pretend I did this last night). http://rnkpr.com/a8eofkz #RunKeeper
California politicians urge repeal of 'opt out' provision of vaccination law [San Jose Mercury News] - http://www.mercurynews.com/health...
California politicians urge repeal of 'opt out' provision of vaccination law [San Jose Mercury News]
From the article: "SACRAMENTO -- Two state senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation to eliminate a controversial 'personal belief exemption' that allows California parents to refuse to vaccinate their children. 'We shouldn't wait for more children to sicken or die before we act,' Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat who is also a pediatrician, said at a Wednesday news conference. 'Parents are letting us know our current laws are insufficient to protect their kids.' " - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I'm not sure making it mandatory will make the debate any less heated, but I can see an analogy to car seat laws for children. - Stephen Mack
To be fair, two states (MS & WV) already make vaccines mandatory except in cases of medical exemption. CA is really only looking at change the nature of their exemption policy, which would put it in line with about half the country: http://www.slate.com/article...... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Thanks, Soup, that's a good article. - Stephen Mack
We had a Waldorf school for my son's Kindergarten year, and the personal exemption rate was 70% or so. Aside from the expense, that was a huge factor for me in not having him return there for first grade. - Stephen Mack
Apparently Jason H. was my 1,000th subscription on FF.
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What does he win??? - Steve C, Team Marina
I forgot how to count that low. - Louis Gray
SteVe, he wins 1,000 of my likes, to be distributed on future posts. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
LOL, just saw this. :-) Well, glad to help you break into the 4-digits. - Jason Huebel
Jason, I was honored to have you be the 1000th account I subscribed to. :) - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 3.01 mi run - My Feb challenge: Run every other day, increasing distance 10% each r ... http://rnkpr.com/a8dxbhn #RunKeeper
Just completed a 3.01 mi run - My Feb challenge: Run every other day, increasing distance 10% each r ... http://rnkpr.com/a8dxbhn #RunKeeper
If FF were a university, would this be an academic question? #questionmark
Can a question be both academic *and* rhetorical? - Victor Ganata
The trajectory with which FF is developing mostly suggests eschatological questions. - ⓒⓔⓐ
Do you have a citation for this? - Joe
*skips class* - SAM
Is this going to be in the final? - bentley
Who's Mark? - Andrew C (✔)
FF isn't much of a university. Shouldn't at least a few have graduated by now? - Stephan from iPhone
We are on the 8 year plan. Changing majors 5 times wasn't the best idea. - Joe
I would be in academic probation. - imabonehead
Robot House! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
All 108 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked [SPIN] - http://www.spin.com/article...
All 108 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked [SPIN]
From the article: "In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans' eardrums (and hearts) for the next ten years. The trio's raw (but never undercooked) early albums received that rare combination of attention that was both early and earned. And once they found the perfect drummer, they carved new crevices in their own unmistakable punk sound, from bubblegum pop to psychedelic metal. Then they stopped. But in another triumph that defies typical careerist narrative — just like making seven straight great albums does — they returned this week, after a nearly nine-year hiatus, with No Cities to Love: an album with no loss of quality, instrumental facility, or even volume. Greatness and longevity in tandem are somewhat of a rare combination. The Who came back, sort of. The Clash, the Beatles, and Led Zeppelin did not." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
There's zero point in arguing over personal preference, but my own top 12 would be: 12. Off With Your Head (Future Soundtrack compilation) 11. Oh! (One Beat) 10. By The Time You're Twenty-Five (Get Up single b-side) / 9. What If I Was Right (off "Jackson's Jukebox" compilation) / 8. A Quarter To Three (The Hot Rock) / 7. Everything (The Woods) / 6. Little Babies (Dig Me Out) / 5. Tapping (Get Up single b-side) / 4. Dig Me Out / 3. Hot Rock / 2. Words And Guitar (Dig Me Out) / 1. Get Up (The Hot Rock) - Stephen Mack
Hmm, actually -- I need to rearrange my list to get "Burn, Don't Freeze" in the top 5. - Stephen Mack
Relistening to all the albums, setting aside song-by-song list, my album preferences are currently: The Hot Rock > Dig Me Out > No Cities To Love > One Beat > Call The Doctor > Sleater-Kinney [self-titled debut] > The Woods -- BUT, there really isn't much separation between them. Sometimes Dig Me Out is on top and sometimes No Cities To Love is on top. - Stephen Mack
George R.R. Martin Recalls TV Pilot with Alien at Super Bowl [AP News] - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic...
George R.R. Martin Recalls TV Pilot with Alien at Super Bowl [AP News]
From the news article: "The creator of "Game of Thrones" says he once wrote a TV pilot with a plot focused on an alien landing at the Super Bowl. George R.R. Martin is now a famous author who has the clout to go to the Super Bowl. Martin attended the Rolling Stone party on the eve of the Super Bowl and plans to attend the game Sunday, his first ever trip to the big game. He is rooting for the Seattle Seahawks because "the opposing team is the evil Patriots. The deflaters, the spygate-rs." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
If, in fact, aliens do land today at the Super Bowl, I will nod knowingly. - Stephen Mack
Just completed a 10.65 mi run - Long run to finish out the month. http://rnkpr.com/a8coywt #RunKeeper
Just completed a 10.65 mi run - Long run to finish out the month. http://rnkpr.com/a8coywt #RunKeeper
Nice! - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Great job! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter: no plans for publication in 2015 [The Guardian] - http://www.theguardian.com/books...
George RR Martin’s The Winds of Winter: no plans for publication in 2015 [The Guardian]
From the article: "Another year of waiting for The Winds of Winter to blow is in store for fans of George RR Martin, as his publisher confirmed there are no plans for the much-anticipated latest volume from his A Song of Ice and Fire series to appear in 2015. Instead, readers will have to comfort themselves with an illustrated edition of three previously anthologised novellas set in the world of Westeros." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Who's gonna get their next book published last? GRRM or Patrick Rothfuss? - Arlan K.
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