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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.
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
A compilation of the music videos for Weird Al Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun [Wiki link]
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From the Wiki article: "To help promote Mandatory Fun in social media circles, Yankovic produced eight music videos for the album; one was revealed each day starting on July 14, 2014, a day prior to the album's release. Yankovic commented that 'there is no more music television' as there was in the past, and that 'the Internet [...] is the new MTV' that operates continuously. He took the idea that promoting a new video for eight continuous days 'would make an impact because people would be talking about the album all week long.' [...] The music video aspect of Yankovic's songs had been a past part of his success, but for Mandatory Fun RCA Records opted not to fund production of any videos. Instead, Yankovic turned to various social media portals including Funny or Die and CollegeHumor which he had worked with in the past; these sites helped to cover the production costs to allow Yankovic to make the videos with Yankovic foregoing any ad revenue from the videos. Yankovic chose to... more... - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "The first music video debuted on July 14, featuring the song "Tacky". Produced by Nerdist Industries, the one-shot video features Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, and Yankovic dressed in tacky clothes and dancing purposely poorly while lip-synching to the song reflecting on the song's lyrics about a person who brags on about his obnoxious... more... - Stephen Mack
1. Monday, July 14, "Tacky" (Parody of Pharrell's "Happy") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Nerdist) - Stephen Mack
Also: Thursday, July 17, "Tacky" (live on Conan) https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from Team Coco) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Word Crimes' features kinetic typography created by Jarrett Heather, reflecting the song's theme of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation." - Stephen Mack
2. Tuesday, July 15, "Word Crimes" (Parody of Thicke's "Blurred Lines") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: " 'Foil''s video, produced in conjunction with CollegeHumor, shows Yankovic as a host of a cooking show obsessing on the use of aluminium foil, slowly descending into conspiracy theories; it also includes guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, Tom Lennon, and Robert Ben Garant. - Stephen Mack
3. Wednesday, July 16, "Foil" (Parody of Lorde's "Royals") https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from College Humor) - Stephen Mack
More: "'Handy' was released through Yahoo! Screen's 'Sketchy' channel, and is presented in the style of a late-night informercial with Yankovic performing as a residential general contractor; the video also includes Eddie Pepitone, Justin Giddings, and Ted Hollis." - Stephen Mack
4. Thursday, July 17, "Handy" (Parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy") https://screen.yahoo.com/weird-a... (from Yahoo Sketchy) -- reposted by a random individual on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for 'Sports Song' plays to the song's theme, featuring Yankovic along with the Riverside City College Marching Tigers band performing a routine on a football field during the song; the video was directed by Yankovic with Andrew Bush and Brad Schulz and produced in conjunction with Funny or Die." - Stephen Mack
5. Friday, July 18: "Sports Song" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from FunnyOrDie) - Stephen Mack
More: "The video for "First World Problems" was directed by Liam Lynch, and shows Yankovic, posing as a 'pretentious jerk' wearing a 'douchey blonde wig,' over-reacting to minor annoyances of a well-off lifestyle." - Stephen Mack
6. Saturday, July 19: "First World Problems" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovicVEVO) - Stephen Mack
More: 'Lame Claim to Fame' is a stop-motion video directed by animator Tim Thompson, using a scrapbooking approach to show the protagonist's passing ties with various celebrities. Among the cut-outs of celebrities named in the song, the video includes pictures of Dr. Demento, the radio host that helped Yankovic's rise to popularity." - Stephen Mack
7. Sunday, July 20: "Lame Claim to Fame" https://www.youtube.com/watch... (from alyankovic) - Stephen Mack
More: "The final video released was for 'Mission Statement,' and was produced by TruScribe, featuring time-lapse drawings relating to the song's lyrics on a white board. The video took about 10 months to create." - Stephen Mack
"Handy" was July the 17th according to the wiki. Sports Song the 18th, and First World Problems the 19th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - NOT THE CRICKET
8. Monday, July 21: "Mission Statement" (Parody of Graham Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes") http://blogs.wsj.com/speakea... (from WSJ via Vevo) [YouTube URL for Mission Statement forthcoming, I don't think it's been published there yet] - Stephen Mack
"Word Crimes" is definitely my favorite. - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jimminy -- I corrected the dates above. - Stephen Mack
For me, it's a toss-up between "Word Crimes" and "Foil" :) - Brent Schaus
The co-branding I find fascinating. - Stephen Mack
And using a CSN melody for "Mission Statement"? Stroke of genius, imo. - Brent Schaus
I haven't watched that one yet. :) Tonight! - Stephen Mack
The big downside to his strategy of peppering his eight videos across different sites is that it's tough to find them all. Yesterday I was at a friend's house and we were searching YouTube (via the TiVo app) trying to watch them all, and missed half of them. It'll also be interesting to see if some of the better videos don't get as many views because of which account or site was used to post/promote, or if some of the more marginal videos get more views because of the traffic of the originating site. - Stephen Mack
labels (not just RCA) refusing to bankroll promotional stuff is a pretty common occurrence. has been for ages and ages. they sure want a cut of any profits made, tho! #LittleRedHen - Big Joe Silence
I cook pretty much the exact same thing every Sunday after the Mountain View farmer's market trip: Soy-sauce-marinated baked chicken, steamed broccoli, stir-fried oyster mushrooms, and corn if it's in season. We often pick up a pie as well.
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*grabs keys and heads for garage* - Professor A.I.
We'd love to have you and your wife over, Prof. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Why thank you Mr. Mack. That's very kind of you. - Professor A.I.
Oh and tonight I made an heirloom tomato and basil salad, too. But the kids don't touch that, so it was just for my brother-in-law and me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sounds like a meal worthy of repetition. :) - Jenny H. from Android
I'll take Things You Don't Want To Find In Your Tire for $100, Alex.
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:( That happened to me once and it SUCKS. - Spidra Webster
Nailed it, Spidra. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-( No Bueno. - vicster: full-bodied
Small enough that it can be fixed with a plug? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I am a magnet for road metal too. - Janet
Stephan, unfortunately not. It was close to the wheel well and angled in a way that caused an irreparable buckle. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:-( - Amit Patel
I should put a magnet in front of my tires to avoid this. Bummer dude! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Sorry, Stephen, that's very unfortunate. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
That's the worst. Just happened to me recently on a month-old tire. (Guess who didn't get road hazard insurance? Yup.) - CAJ hates pants
They have road hazard ins? Damn - Janet from FFHound!
I've had a slow leak in my tire for a while. Finally got it fixed today and while I expected them to find a hole, I didn't expect them to find a nail! - Spidra Webster
Leaving one wall so it's a 'remodel', not a 'rebuild'. - Ken Gidley
Ken, seems that way. They also have not touched the door yet. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Tata Nano -- the "one lakh car" [Wiki] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Tata Nano -- the "one lakh car" [Wiki]
From the article: "The Tata Nano is a city car manufactured by Tata Motors. Made and sold in India, the Nano is the cheapest new car in the world today with a price of INR100,000 (US$1,700). Designed to lure India's burgeoning middle classes away from two-wheelers, it received much publicity." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Fascinating engineering design. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wonder if a $1,700 car could be viable in the US. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I can see it being useful for commuting. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm guessing it'd be about twice as expensive here (just given relative costs,) but I would've killed for that when I was in DC. I didn't really need a 'road trip' sort of car, just something to go to the grocery store or the train. Heck, even now, it might work for me here. - Jennifer Dittrich
1000 Forms of Fear by Sia (new album released July 8): $3.99 on Amazon in MP3 format - http://www.amazon.com/1000-Fo...
1000 Forms of Fear by Sia (new album released July 8): $3.99 on Amazon in MP3 format
It's $7.99 on iTunes and on Google Play. Funny that Apple sent me a promo e-mail saying it was on sale on iTunes, but I'm glad I checked Amazon first to save $4. - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Anyone given this a listen yet? - Stephen Mack
Oh, I forgot to answer your question! I did like it. It was the first I've really listened to her. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
My Spotify ended up on it yesterday, I think I clicked through on one song. Really good. I've always loved her voice. Titanium and Wild Ones are two songs I absolutely love. - NOT THE CRICKET
I like her past stuff thanks for the tip on this one. - Steve C
Listing now on GPMAA (Google Play Music All Access) - Steve and 4 other people
This was good but not great IMHO. I found myself wishing that this was either "more R&B" or "more white girl pop" but it straddles that line. Reminded me a bit of Janelle Monae... - Steve and 4 other people
Meadowlark Country House (5/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"This is an AMAZING bed and breakfast. The location, facilities, rooms and owners are wonderful. I really and truly love visiting here." - Stephen Mack
World Cup player introductions: A deep analysis of how soccer players fold their arms [Slate] - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
World Cup player introductions: A deep analysis of how soccer players fold their arms [Slate]
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OMG! This article is amazing. (h/t to Sam Grover, http://friendfeed.com/samgrov...) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I wish the animated gifs came over to FF properly. - Stephen Mack
This is super funny. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
I love Assou-Ekotto! :) - Eivind
Read this again. LOL! - Yvonne
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
Bat bomb [Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
From the Wikipedia article: "Bat bombs were an experimental World War II weapon developed by the United States. The bomb consisted of a bomb-shaped casing with numerous compartments, each containing a Mexican Free-tailed Bat with a small timed incendiary bomb attached. Dropped from a bomber at dawn, the casings would deploy a parachute in mid-flight and open to release the bats which would then roost in eaves and attics. The incendiaries would start fires in inaccessible places in the largely wood and paper construction of the Japanese cities that were the weapon's intended target." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Regarding the canister pictured, the caption reads in part: "Ideally, the canister would be dropped from high altitude over the target area, and as the bomb fell (slowed by a parachute), the bats would warm up and awaken. At 1,000 ft. altitude, the bomb would open and over a thousand bats, each carrying a tiny time-delayed napalm incendiary device, would fly in a 20–40 mile radius and... more... - Stephen Mack
Stranger than fiction. - Big Joe Silence
What happened to the bats? - Professor A.I.
Don't ask, don't tell. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Don't ask about the bat. - Louis Gray
Mr. Watermelon
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what type of hat is he wearing to keep cool? - Sir Shuping is just sir
My son's Lego Batman cap. :) He begged me to post this after posing it. I think he's feeling emotionally bonded after carrying the watermelon back to the car from the market. Will be a shame to eat this guy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Who was it that did funny photos of fruit and veggies with googly eyes on them...Amy Sedaris? In any event, maybe he will enjoy this site: http://www.allgoogly.com/tag... - Corinne L
I know this one: http://www.amazon.com/Play-Wi... Stephen maybe you should adopt the watermellon? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Block party today.
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One block over. Kids played with water balloons and some homemade carnival games. (The neighbors were pretty creative in putting them together.) The adults had beer and grilled and milled. The block party was organized by the band. They sounded pretty good. - Stephen Mack
Looks super fun. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Just posted a 0.75 mi run - 1st official run after shin splints PT -- 1/4m jog, 1/4m run, 1/4m jog. #RunKeeper http://rnkpr.com/a6gnsv6
Just posted a 0.75 mi run - 1st official run after shin splints PT -- 1/4m jog, 1/4m run, 1/4m jog. #RunKeeper http://rnkpr.com/a6gnsv6
Yay! - Jenny H. from Android
Are you supposed to be running yet or are you going rogue? - Steve C
Thanks, Jenny! I'm very glad to be able to (slowly) get back into running. It ended up being 5 weeks of PT for the tendinitis of the posterior tibialis, but my physical therapist put me on a schedule where I can start and end with a quarter-mile jog, and then have a run in between -- first a quarter mile run, then half mile, then mile, going only every other day, repeating each distance once (increasing by a half-mile every other run). So it works out that I'll be able to run a total of 17 miles in July. - Stephen Mack
SteVe, nossir, no rogue for me. After I first had shin pain in April, I took brief periods off running and then resumed, only to have the shins hurt more than before. So this third break I'm taking the PT seriously and following the schedule they laid out for me. - Stephen Mack
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (animated) http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The Big Rock Candy Mountain (animated) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqowmHgxVJQ
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Bump for Slacy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)] - http://acsh.org/2014...
Suicide By Soda: Lame study of the year. But it worked. [American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)]
From the blog post: "What is really going on here is a classic case of mixing up cause and effect. No, diet soda doesn't give you heart disease. You already have more heart disease and drink diet soda to try to cut calorie consumption. Playing basketball does not make you tall. Opening an umbrella does not make it rain. Going to sleep does not make the sun go down. Geese flying south do not cause winter." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Hey Louis Gray: Good debunking of some recent anti-Diet Coke and aspartame articles. - Stephen Mack
You know what's healthier than ingesting aspartame? Not ingesting aspartame. :) - Professor A.I.
Professor no fun - Eric - Back to the Grill
I personally don't consume much aspartame currently, but I do think it's probably generally safe for people -- in that I haven't seen any credible studies showing it to cause harm. But I agree with you, anytime I'm tempted to drink something other than coffee, it's probably better for me to just drink water instead. - Stephen Mack
Is this a credible study? It comes from a service offered by the company Louis works for. It's called Google Scholar: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science... - Professor A.I.
Professor, I'm not sure if a study involving 18 albino rats is really applicable to humans or not. - Stephen Mack
Most studies of drugs are performed on rats. It's called science. - Professor A.I.
Science, you say? I think I've heard of it. - Stephen Mack
I think the relevant comparison would be to fructose and sucrose, though. #paracelsus - Victor Ganata
To reach 40 mg/kg/d of aspartame, you'd have to drink 15 cans of diet soda a day. (Assuming you only weighed 150 lbs.) So, yeah, maybe you'd have a lot of problems if you drank that much soda in a day. - Victor Ganata
I think that's how much Louis drinks. He has more time to drink it because he doesn't sleep. Also, he works at Google, so the Diet Coke is free. - Professor A.I.
I had no concerns. I wanted to tell my good friend Kevin Fox he was spreading nonsense, but I'm terrified of him. He's so intimidating. - Louis Gray
As for "going to sleep does not make the sun go down", I can assure you, for you lazies out there, the sun goes down all by itself. - Louis Gray
And I don't drink 15 cans of Diet Coke a day. I drink one at a time. - Louis Gray
جون من واقعا تو پروفسوری؟ ایول بابا، داداش یه امضا پروفسوری هم به ما بده :دی - ووووزلا
Google translate says "I showed you a professor? Evil dad, brother professor to give us a sign: D" - Stephen Mack
I'm going to increase my aspartame consumption. - Amit Patel
Amit, to how much? - Stephen Mack
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester" (1955) http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester" (1955) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ9f2rnjB84
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And the flagon with the dragon: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
Loved Danny Kaye :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I've only seen him in this, White Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and on The Muppet Show (heh). I feel like there must be more, but I couldn't find any others from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... that I'd seen. - Stephen Mack
I recommend "Wonder Man". That was my introduction to him and probably still my favorite. Kaye was fantastically talented but suffered from something many comedians do - they just look for a "vehicle" for him instead of writing something with a great story that would work if any good cast was in it. He's always worth watching but he doesn't get the props he deserves because of this, IMO. - Spidra Webster
I own several of his on DVD and could lend them to you if you want. - Spidra Webster
Youtube has lots of wonderful Danny Kaye stuff. - Betsy
Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn't Know Any Better [Blog post from "Reason I Am Here" by Nacho Caballero] - http://reasoniamhere.com/2013...
Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn't Know Any Better [Blog post from "Reason I Am Here" by Nacho Caballero]
Why 10% of the Population Hates Cilantro and the Rest Doesn't Know Any Better [Blog post from "Reason I Am Here" by Nacho Caballero]
From the September 2013 post: "Cilantro tastes like soap to approximately 10% of the people who have had their genotype analyzed by 23andMe. The currently accepted explanation is that those of us who passionately despise cilantro were born with a genetic variant known as a single-nucleotide polymorphism (or SNP, pronounced ‘snip’)." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I'm assuming that must be true for ginger as well, since I used to have that problem with both (though ginger far worse - it still sometimes crops up when I eat something with a really intense fresh ginger taste.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, I wonder if there's a similar genetic variant somewhere accounting for strong feelings against avocado. - Stephen Mack
Not just a SNP, but a missense mutation ;) #YourMutantSuperpower - Victor Ganata
I figure there are just some foods I won't like (lima beans, oh dear god no) and some that I learn to like (ginger and cilantro after repeated low-level exposure) and some that I just start liking out of nowhere (beets, black coffee.) - Jennifer Dittrich
10% of what population? It's a staple ingredient in Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, and Mexican dishes, amongst others. - Professor A.I.
That's an interesting question. The article cops out by just saying "10% of 23andMe customers" (a non-representative sample if ever there was one). This study from Cornell (http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.2096) was looking at mostly those of European ancestry, but does have results from the subjects from other parts of the world, where it appears that in South Asia, the incidence is only 3.9% compared to 12.4% overall. - Stephen Mack
I'm Mexican and I hate cilantro. I always get mad at myself when I forget to omit it from pho. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Gabrielle, per http://arxiv.org/pdf... you're in an elite group of 8.7% of Latinos for whom cilantro tastes like soap. - Stephen Mack
Jennifer, are you a supertaster? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephen Mack
Nope. I just really don't like lima beans. There really aren't too many foods I dislike, or find too strong, honestly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Duck eggs? - Professor A.I.
My friend used to taste soap, but now she doesn't. - Meg VMeg
Stephen, I think soap would taste better. - Gabrielle
I only like coriander. - Akiva
I find that I like coriander and cilantro equally well. Indeed, I can't tell them apart. Wonder why that is? (No, I still don't use emoticons.) - Walt Crawford
I only like organized coriander. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I saw a similar new report on TV about broccoli. The scientists extracted some enzyme from it and had some kids taste it. Most didn't taste anything at all while one kid immediately made a face and yelled 'yuck!' It mentioned the DNA aspect but I clearly remember that little kid. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Supertaster---> - Jenny H. from Android
Guess who I saw at the Los Gatos Farmers Market, working hard?
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Thanks for the delicious berries, Rod! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Heh. Good to see you. - Rodfather from Android
Love your grins, guys! - Corinne L
so awesome!! - Tamara J. B.
DAD? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Hah that's Trevor. - Rodfather from Android
You made Rod smile! <3 <3 <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday to Uncle Robert from Stephen, Samuel and Sophie! Any friend of BWin is a friend of ours. #unclerobert
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Favorite new (to me) word: quadrennial
Saturn returns (on fire)
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Fireworks technology gets more amazing every year. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Boatin'
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Happy Fourth! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Kevin Fox!
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In honor of your birthday, how about the whole FriendFeed team takes today off as a holiday? - Stephen Mack
We at TiVo salute everything you've done in the field of User Interface, so we're taking the entire week off in honor of your birthday! (Note: I do not speak for TiVo. Your mileage may vary. No warranty expressed or implied.) - Brian Johns
Happy birthday, Kevin! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday fellow FFer!!!! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
First Auto Service (5/5) - http://www.yelp.com/biz...
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"Prompt and courteous, great attention to detail. A lot cheaper than I expected for the repair. I recommend." - Stephen Mack
I'm trying out "Breeze," the new step-tracking iPhone app from RunKeeper. It uses the built-in motion tracking hardware of the iPhone 5S. Gets decent results. However, the notifications are ridiculous and patronizing. If it can't talk to me like I'm an adult, I have no respect for it.
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Fancy that. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would have to punch my phone if I saw that. I don't remember if it was Endomodo or Runkeeper who had the "encouragement coach" while you're running, but it was like pure sarcasm, "Oh. Another half mile. Good. For. You." - Anika
Ugh: I hate apps that do that. MailChimp is another one. I'd like to know where in the world that type of condescending tone is considered familiar. - Mark Trapp
Anika: They turned Clippy into a running coach??? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mac users: A friend wants a recommendation for a password manager. Preferably one that's cheap or free, syncs with iOS, and easy to use. Any reliable recommendations?
I use 1Password4 but it is neither cheap nor free. It is however reliable, syncs with iOS (using the app), and is easy to use. - Soup in a TARDIS
The de-facto standard is 1Password, but it's not cheap or free: $40 on the mac and $20 on iOS (they sync together). There's Wallet, but the guy who made it was acquihired by Facebook and it's always a question whether it'll just stop working one day and he won't update it (though he's updated it after his acquihire from Facebook, albeit with several months of lag, in the past). That's... more... - Mark Trapp
LastPass is recommended by Steve Gibson. - Todd Hoff
Awesome, thanks Soup, Mark and Todd. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
She's installed Dashlane, how does that rank? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I also use 1Password and have heard good things about LastPass as well. Haven't read anything about Dashlane though. - rönin from iPhone
I also use 1Password. It occasionally goes on sale so if you make an alert on DealMac you'll know when that happens. - Spidra Webster
Definitely 1Password. Dashlane's also good and I might use that if I haven't been a 1Password user for many, many years. - Akiva
1Password here. - Anne Bouey
1Password - don't think twice. Especially iOS. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
I use the built-in Mac Keychain, which works with Safari, Chrome, and (with an extension) Firefox. Also syncs to iOS but I haven't tried that feature. - Amit Patel
Via http://www.changethemascot.org/ -- commercial that aired during the NBA finals in some regions. - Stephen Mack
New Study Finds 67% Of Native Americans Find R[...] Name Offensive - http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindsey...
New Study Finds 67% Of Native Americans Find R[...] Name Offensive
From the BuzzFeed Sports (eww) June 4 post: "A recent study by the California State University, San Bernadino reports 67% of Native Americans find the Washington R[...] name and imagery racist." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
Study details are here: http://cips.csusb.edu/docs... -- seems like a small sample, and I'm not sure if only collecting survey results at pow-wows is the right approach. But the methodology requiring documentation of affiliation is clearly better than the approach used in the 2004 survey which accepted anyone's self-identification. - Stephen Mack
Shocking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Concludes With Arrest Of 5 Million Viewers For Piracy [The Onion] - http://www.theonion.com/article...
Shocking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Concludes With Arrest Of 5 Million Viewers For Piracy [The Onion]
From the article: "NEW YORK—Following a critically acclaimed 10-episode run, the HBO series Game Of Thrones capped off its fourth season Sunday night with a shocking finale that concluded with 5 million viewers being taken into police custody for pirating the show online. 'Wow, you expect some major shakeups in the final episode of the season, but that part right at the end when the FBI kicked in my door and told me to get on the ground? I did not see that coming at all,' " - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
The idea that yellow and blue make green still seems like crazy unexplainable magic to me.
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I very much remember learning about the color wheel and how colors blend as such when I was in kindergarten. Seeing watercolors do precisely that was mind-blowing for a five-year-old. - Akiva
Meanwhile, the fact presented by COSMOS that leaves are green simply because of what color they DON'T absorb? Get out, science. GET OUT. - Akiva
The part that really breaks my mind is how we see yellow because of our red and green photoreceptors. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Subtractive vs additive color physics is what blows the cork right off my brain. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Blue and red making purple? Oh sure, makes sense. Red and yellow produce orange? Fine fine. But green is crazy to me. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Looking at the rainbow, green and orange made sense to me but purple did not. - Amit Patel
It's like a shady yellow. - Meg VMeg
CMYK vs RGB still confuses me. Like, you mix all the colors you get black vs you mix all the colors you get white. My mind confuses the two... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Was about to post what Zulema just said. That's the one that's *really* crazy. - Spidra Webster
Was about to post what... wait, I already did. - Micah
Out of curiosity, what about the combination of blue and yellow creating green seems like magic? Zulema: what's even crazier, to me at least, is that 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K isn't the blackest CMYK gets. There's a blacker black, a rich black, that's 75% C 68% M 67% Y and 90% K. - Mark Trapp
You know what's really crazy? There are yellow stars, there are blue stars, there are red and white and orange stars, but there aren't any green stars. WTF?!?! - Victor Ganata
Hey, that makes sense to me. All those colors appear in flame according to heat. Green doesn't appear unless you toss in an element with the right emission spectrum. - Spidra Webster
BLELLOW! - Eivind
Mixing paints is technically CMYK but it "feels" like RGB. Computer screens and the world we see is RGB (light) but mixing paints and printing stuff is CMYK but it has to emulate RGB. I think I got that right... :-& - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
CMYK is subtractive (adding pigments changes which wavelengths get absorbed or reflected) while RGB is additive (you're directly changing which wavelengths get transmitted). But, yeah, ultimately, we have RGB receptors in our retinae. - Victor Ganata
Mark T.: It seems like magic to me because it seems unpredictable and illogical and emergent, much like mixing bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas. Yeah, this is all a bit "f'in' magnets, how do they work?" - Stephen Mack
Ahhh, I see. To me, it seems logical that green is created from yellow and blue: green, to me, just looks like a yellowish blue or a bluish yellow. But maybe that's a construct of education, forced upon me by the man, man. My head hurts now. - Mark Trapp
I'm even more confused now because I know you have to convert images to CMYK when you print them. I completely forgot to ask my photography teacher about that when we printing our "RGB" photos in class from Lightroom. The last job I had there it was always a big deal when printing designs from the printer to the ink used to the paper you were printing on and which colors will print more accurately. Like JEEZ, it's just a print of a design but OH NO, dumb girl, it's kind of a big deal. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And that, not only can you use the colours to find what elements teh stars are made of, but you can use the colours to determine how fast they are moving away from you via red shifting! #mindblown - Ken Morley
Fun fact: you can get the colors in CMY from RGB and you can get the colors in RGB from CMY... http://stefanabrams.com/StefanA... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
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