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Frozen Elsa and Disney Frozen Anna Magnet Paper Dolls and Snowman Olaf Toy Review - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Frozen Elsa and Disney Frozen Anna Magnet Paper Dolls and Snowman Olaf Toy Review
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Her voice is 'totally awesome'! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Heh, this is from Sophie on her iPad. I need to get her her own account for favorites. But she loves this series of videos. - Stephen Mack
Brian Johns
So sad to read that Ironman Lake Tahoe was cancelled this morning, due to smoke. After what everyone put into this, it's hard to get all that way (suited up on the beach this morning) and then have it all grind to a halt. I'm sorry for all of you.
:( - Jenny H. from Android
:-( - Betsy
Gah :( But I'm glad you did yours last year, Sparky. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
My friend Lesley was supposed to race. She's so bummed! :-( - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
If you click on the "webcams" tab on Weather Underground you can see the smoke in Truckee that caused the cancellation: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin... - Brian Johns
I was afraid of that. I have few friends who were supposed to race today. They must be crushed. - Hookuh Tinypants
Stephen Mack
HALEY BIRTH JOSH HAPPY DAY
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That is a triumphal photo. Happy birthday, Josh! - Spidra Webster
It is! From his FB feed, Sears Tower Skydeck, October 2, 2012. - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday, Josh! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OH MASTER OF THE WORLD! DO NOT CRUSH US! - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy Birthday Anniversary! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
happy bday! - imabonehead
Steven Perez
I got : New Zealand! What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality? http://www.playbuzz.com/larak10... via @play_buzz
I got : New Zealand! What Country in the World Best Fits Your Personality? http://www.playbuzz.com/larak10/what-country-in-the-world-best-fits-your-personality via @play_buzz
btw, i took the test repeatedly, giving identical answers, and got totally different results each time. - Big Joe Silence
Yep, that's how it goes. - Steven Perez from Android
I'm a Newzea, too :) - Eivind from Android
Iceland. :) - Jenny H. from Android
I got Paraguay :( - Stephen Mack
Because you hate the sea and everything in it? :) - Eivind
Stephen Mack
Follow me for a minute. So you start with this: "Funky Kingston" by Toots and the Maytals (1972/1975), http://www.youtube.com/watch... (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...)
Follow me for a minute. So you start with this: "Funky Kingston" by Toots and the Maytals (1972/1975),  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oOtz6mE7sM (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funky_Kingston)
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And then TJR samples that and makes "Funky Vodka" last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Mack
And then Pitbull turns that into "Don't Stop The Party": http://www.youtube.com/watch... (Warning: The video is basically porn with product placement.) - Stephen Mack
Does it continue? - NOT THE CRICKET
Observation: IF YOU SPEED IT UP ANOTHER 15% YOU END UP WITH THE SOUNDTRACK TO INCEPTION. - Stephen Mack
Are y'all having a good time out there? - Stephen Mack
Same thing happened with Etta James - Somethings Got a Hold On Me, to Avicii - Levels (2011), which was sampled by everything in 2012, probably most famously Flo Rida - Good Feeling. - NOT THE CRICKET
Yeah, we talked about that in December: http://friendfeed.com/allmusi... - Stephen Mack
Heh, so we did. - NOT THE CRICKET
There's another one that someone brought up recently, but I can't remember what it was. It was an old track that was sampled, and then resampled as an extremely generic line in a huge number of songs over the past 15-20 years. - NOT THE CRICKET
Thing is, with Etta James, if you listen to "Something's Got A Hold On Me" only the first few seconds carry through to Flo Rida's "Good Feeling." But if you listen to "Funky Kingston" and then to "Don't Stop The Party" you really are listening to the same groove the entire time, just sped up a lot and with Pitbull's singing ("singing") superimposed. He even kept that crazy drum bit. - Stephen Mack
Bump -- at Burning Man this year, there was a camp on the Esplanade that was doing a reggae night early on in the week, and the DJ played the most AMAZING cover of Funky Kingston. It was completely resampled, but nothing like the TJR version. Been looking but can't find it -- hard to search for, because everyone is only talking about the TJR version or the Pitbull version. But anyway, hearing Funky Kingston out there made me so happy. - Stephen Mack
Do you remember the name of the camp? My friends' camp has their own mailing list and FB page so if this other camp did, you could probably track the DJ down. - Spidra Webster
Spidra, that's a good idea. I will do some detective work! I'll need to look at pics to figure out the camp name, since I only remember its vicinity and appearance, not its name. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I know back in the brief period when I was deejaying, I liked it when people had questions. Meant they were listening. - Spidra Webster
Here's a reggae version: The Nextmen feat Dynamite MC - So Many Girls (2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch... - NOT THE CRICKET
Also I'm guessing it was Club Neu Verboten http://playaevents.burningman.com/2014... that had "Late Night Reggae w/ Rastahmahn" on the 25th of August. Event: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2014.... - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, Jimminy, you've been resourceful! We actually did go to that and it was good (one of our campmates REALLY liked reggae), but that's an indoor camp, and the one that played the TJR remix was outdoors. I may be mixing up the evenings. - Stephen Mack
Was it the version with Bootsy Collins and The Roots? I like that one. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Jimminy, it wasn't the Nextmen's version, but I'm enjoying it. - Stephen Mack
Starmama, fantastic! I'm listening to this version: http://www.youtube.com/watch... -- but that wasn't it either. It was about as fast as the TJR version, and had some of the same samples, but wasn't the TJR version. - Stephen Mack
Sonic Boom Six - Monkey See Monkey Do http://www.youtube.com/watch... And then there is the (Rogue Troopers Remix) http://www.youtube.com/watch... - NOT THE CRICKET
How are you finding all these? - Stephen Mack
Who Sampled, I used it in the other thread for Levels I think. I use it occasionally to find the original tracks that have been sampled. http://www.whosampled.com/Toots-%... - NOT THE CRICKET
Then just going to Youtube and punching them in. - NOT THE CRICKET
Tone-Loc - Funky Westside http://www.youtube.com/watch... - NOT THE CRICKET
Ah, I should have guessed. Good work! - Stephen Mack
But I didn't find the one you were talking about, I don't think. - NOT THE CRICKET
These are all pretty cool, but the closest is actually the TJR version. :) I might have exaggerated when I said it was "nothing like." If I had to guess, it was probably a mix of the TJR version. - Stephen Mack
Micah
"Jonah Hill wanted to eat a real goldfish because he wanted everything to be real. Everyone was working so hard on this movie that he didn't want to be the person who wasn't. Obviously, regulations didn't allow it. They had a real goldfish and three goldfish handlers/wranglers on set. Hill could..."
"... keep the goldfish in his mouth for three seconds at a time and then they had to put it back in water unharmed." http://www.imdb.com/title... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Bureau of Labor Statistics does not have employment data for goldfish handlers nor goldfish wranglers. - Joe
Joe *grin* - Michael W. May
I just had no idea that that could be a career option! - Joe
How does one become a goldfish wrangler? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Start small and work your way up. From tadpoles. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amit Patel
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles - http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en...
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
"Champions of photosynthesis, these unicellular organisms appeared at the time of dinosaurs. They produce a quarter of the oxygen we breathe." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Ooh! My kids love diatoms ever since they got to use a microscope to view them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I need a hug. :(
(gentle hug) *fixes broth and/or tea* - Corinne L
*hugs from M and I * - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze xxxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hugs* - Betsy
*soft shoulder punch* - Marie
*hugs* - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Big hug - Eric - Poppa Large
*huuuuuuug* - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
*squeezies* - Heather
***hugs*** - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
*EXEC HUGZ.BAT* - Mo Kargas
:))))))))))) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*bunneh hugs* - Steven Perez
*hugs* You feeling better? - SAM
I have residual headache pain but it's calmed down considerably from the migraine I had yesterday. :/ But I'm eating well now. So I got that going for me. Which is nice. :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
*hug* - Stephen Mack
*belated huggles* - Alix May
Preventative *hug* for today. :) - Anne Bouey
Victor Ganata
Texas court upholds right to take 'upskirt' pictures - The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world... - WTF, Texas
Seriously, this is some fucking gross shit. "The case stemmed from the arrest of a man in his early 50s named Ronald Thompson who was stopped in 2011 at Sea World in San Antonio after parents reported him swimming with and taking pictures of children aged 3-11. The local district attorney’s office said that he tried to delete the photographs before his camera was seized and a police examination of it revealed 73 images of children in swimsuits 'with most of the photographs targeting the children’s breast and buttocks areas'." - Victor Ganata
Disgusting! - Katy S from iPhone
So gross. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sickening. - Jenny H. from Android
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @astrokatie: Don’t start a headline about a business leader "Mother of" unless the third word is "Dragons." http://www.newstatesman.com/media-m... https://twitter.com/AstroKa...
RT @astrokatie: Don’t start a headline about a business leader "Mother of" unless the third word is "Dragons." http://www.newstatesman.com/media-mole/2014/09/mother-three-how-telegraph-describes-hsbc-director http://t.co/HvbFDxBB7U
I'm going to guess there are a lot of headline-writers who don't understand why that's offensive. And yet, oddly enough, almost no newspaper headlined "Father of two elected President" in 2008. Wonder why that is? - Walt Crawford
To father a child takes but a moment. To mother one takes a lifetime. I see such headlines (without context) as a positive thing. Maybe that's just me? - Slippy
But that's also reductive of good fathering, though. In the best light, in a lede like this, mentioning she's a mother seems irrelevant. - Victor Ganata
It's just not appropriate, and it isn't positive. By that reasoning, the childless woman is less qualified to lead the BBC? No. For male candidates, you'd see something along the lines of, "Ex-CEO of The Financial Times Group" or "HSBC Director" instead, which would be both informative and correct. Heck, the way this is written, they have to shoe-horn that information into the first paragraph, and her name isn't even mentioned until the second. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sorry, Slippy, but I can't go along with you on this one. The story isn't about the woman having three children; it's about her being likely to be the BBC's leader--and for that, the headline is inappropriate (Jennifer offers a good quick summary as to why). - Walt Crawford
I understand, and I stand corrected. Eloquently put by all three of you. - Slippy
*high fives all around* - Jennifer Dittrich
Wait, what? Daenarys Stormborn has taken over the BBC? I'm so confused. I thought she was still running Meereen. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh JFC. I can't even with this world sometimes. I walked out on a date the other night after he said that if women wanted to be paid more, they should just get different jobs. Now this. - laura x from iPhone
Steve and 4 other people
RT @JamesFallows: Scottish turnout super high in part because *every vote counts equally*. Reason #625 to dump Electoral College in US.
Mebbe, but I doubt if our turnout would go up appreciably if we dumped the Electoral College for most elections. Apathy is apathy. If we had a vote in California about seceding from the U.S., I bet California's turnout would be record-breaking too. - Stephen Mack
Quite. Here in the UK, we've been voicing our disgust with the whole system by staying away from the polling booths and saying "We choose not to vote because you're ALL equally shit for different reasons". The parties have all ignored us. Only now that a couple of million Scots turned out and voted to keep things exactly as they are have the parties responded with "We get it, England wants change." I want some of whatever drugs our politicians are on. - Slippy
Of course, some of that apathy is deliberately encouraged. It's not like we deliberately set aside time as a society to do this, or expect that work or commerce should briefly halt to see it accomplished. Polling places are often extraordinarily inconvenient for large parts of the population, portions of which are at massive disadvantage when attempting to even register to vote. - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer, it's a good point. I'd love to see us implement a national voting day holiday (which other countries have had for years). - Stephen Mack
Certain segments of the political spectrum encourage apathy with such statements as "they're all the same" etc and by making voting a more arduous task then it needs to be.... Make Sunday polling day and tell them that football doesn't start tell the votes are tally'ed.... - WarLord
I'd love to see a voting holiday (a real holiday, as in only emergency personnel have to work, and people get paid leave) as well as a lot more polling places (with special emphasis on currently underserved areas, like reservations and very poor neighborhoods.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I support Stephens call for a national drinking^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H voting holiday! (which is apparently how some folks in countries with such holidays respond... :/ ) - Ken Gidley
A holiday is interpreted as a "travel and get away" day. So that would conflict with voting. - Louis Gray
We vote on a Saturday. Works for us. - Johnny from iPhone
You vote on a Saturday? How do you get people to show up? They can't put a TV show on Saturdays. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Also, voting is done at almost every public school (close, easily accessible by public transport), there is pre-polling options like electoral officers taking voting stations to nursing homes and hospitals. - Johnny from iPhone
Eric. We have compulsory voting (which I wholeheartedly support) but they also have a sausage sizzle and jam stores so you do it on the way out or back from your weekend stuff and grab a snack. - Johnny from iPhone
Laura Norvig
Google's Research Director Created This Hilarious Spoof Website | Business Insider India http://www.businessinsider.in/Googles...
Google's Research Director Created This Hilarious Spoof Website | Business Insider India http://www.businessinsider.in/Googles-Research-Director-Created-This-Hilarious-Spoof-Website/articleshow/42467674.cms
This is awesome. - Joe
Does he follow the Lego Academics? https://twitter.com/LegoAca... - Joe
Heh! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's cool, Joe! He doesn't do much Twitter but he must have seen that. - Laura Norvig
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Migraine and nausea. Everyone please be quiet, thank you. 😷
*tiptoes around the office like stealthy ninja* - Steven Perez
I never made it to the office. I'm still in bed. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I hope you feel better soon, Zu. - Stephen Mack
Feel better soon, Z Glam! - Tamara J. B.
Steve C Team Marina
'Cosby Show': Our 10 favorite moments - CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
'Cosby Show': Our 10 favorite moments - CNN.com
"It's hard to believe that "The Cosby Show" premiered 30 years ago this month. For eight seasons, beginning in 1984 and ending in 1992, the Huxtables made us laugh and love them all the more for the wonderful family life they portrayed. Here are 10 of the show's moments that we just can't forget: 1. 'Night Time Is the Right Time' No "Cosby Show" list is complete without this family performance, which featured the Huxtables lip-syncing the Ray Charles hit. Keshia Knight Pulliam stole our hearts as little Rudy Huxtable in this scene." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
30 years? Dang. - Stephen Mack
A lot of those clips still make me smile. Good show. - Steve C Team Marina
Andy Bakun
Bragging that you got the iPhone first is like bragging that you got the first comment.
FIRST - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Sammy, regarding the rental Ford Explorer (while my minivan is being repaired): "Sophie! Look! The windows go ALL the way down, like grown-up windows!" Sophie: "*gasp* I *LOVE* this car!"
Things that matter to kids. Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I know! They also like the seat warmers. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Does the door open from inside like grown-up doors? :) - Eivind
Eivind: They have trouble with the door actually-- they miss the minivan's sliding doors. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim
Jim
'With Jews We Lose' Candidate Speaks At University's 'Constitution Day' - http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewir...
'With Jews We Lose' Candidate Speaks At University's 'Constitution Day'
Geez. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
what is the logic of being racist? i am afraid i will never be able to figure it out. - Benedicta
Andrew C (✔)
RT @shrillcosby: Dude is a New York Times political reporter who studied history at Yale. http://t.co/Ozqc6PccIL
RT @shrillcosby: Dude is a New York Times political reporter who studied history at Yale. http://t.co/Ozqc6PccIL
Wow, just. Honestly, I've got nothing. - Jennifer Dittrich
Wut. How does anyone get out of college not knowing that in some form or fashion? - Hookuh Tinypants
I think that's sixth grade Shakespeare if I remember correctly - Steve C Team Marina
A lot of grade/middle/high schools leave "The Merchant of Venice" out of the curriculum in favor of plays with less antisemitism, but I'd expect someone with a vaguely related humanities degree to at least know the historical use of the term. - Jennifer Dittrich
We never read it in high school, and my college Shakespeare class didn't read that play. Still, I've I've known the reference since I was a teen. - Katy S from iPhone
Yeah, that's the other part of it - it was something I knew long before I read the play (though I did that on my own in HS,) and the character was specifically discussed in our AP English Lit class (along with several others for works we didn't have time to read.) - Jennifer Dittrich
His ignorance of the term is shocking. - Stephen Mack
Had to look up context of this comment. Oh, Joe Biden /facepalm - Victor Ganata
Just in case it saves someone some searching: http://www.cnn.com/2014... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I really, truly can't recall this term. You can color me ignorant, but I don't seek it out. - Eric - Poppa Large
I guess I'm doubly ignorant: Not only do I not know what the term means, I wasn't aware of the controversy. - Brian Johns
^this - ETA - that said, I don't know that I've ever even heard the term "shylock", so I certainly wouldn't have used it in any context. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
But it was John Travolta in that weird movie with uma therman. Not just Shakespeare. C'mon! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
All the shylocks I know are Italian, not Jewish. - April Russo
Eivind
Do You Believe in Atheists? Distrust Is Central to Anti-Atheist Prejudice - http://www2.psych.ubc.ca/~will...
"Recent polls indicate that atheists are among the least liked people in areas with religious majorities (i.e., in most of the world). The sociofunctional approach to prejudice, combined with a cultural evolutionary theory of religion’s effects on cooperation, suggest that anti-atheist prejudice is particularly motivated by distrust. Consistent with this theoretical framework, a broad sample of American adults revealed that distrust characterized anti-atheist prejudice but not anti-gay prejudice (Study 1). In subsequent studies, distrust of atheists generalized even to participants from more liberal, secular populations. A description of a criminally untrustworthy individual was seen as comparably representative of atheists and rapists but not representative of Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, feminists, or homosexuals (Studies 2–4). In addition, results were consistent with the hypothesis that the relationship between belief in God and atheist distrust was fully mediated by the... more... - Eivind
Study 4 is interesting considering that many atheists are practicing secular humanism. Don't worry, love. I still trust you. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
That's good to hear, boo. And hopefully people will stop thinking we need supernatural surveillance to behave once natural surveillance reaches full coverage. :-P :/ :( - Eivind
It's the Theist's I worry about. As far as natural surveillance goes what if it's all been done before. Pascal's wagerist for me :) - Eric Logan
I'd be interested in comparing trust perceptions of atheists against trust perceptions of evangelicals. In my experience the antipathy expressed towards atheists is pretty much limited to those who express their disbelief aggressively in modes more commonly associated with evangelical communities. ETA: Unless the inclusion of feminists and homosexuals in this study was intended to net the same data? Both sub groups have historically had highly militant and confrontational wings. Hmm. - Soup in a TARDIS
The study focused on two sources of antipathy, Soup; distrust and disgust. "Atheist" in all studies was defined as "no belief in any god." It's interesting that you immediately thought of "atheist" as opposed to evangelical, though. If the majority of people in the study had done so, I suspect the "disgust" metric would have been more dominant. - Eivind from Android
That seems to be in keeping with other studies I've seen, and what I've witnessed personally (low grade antipathy, outright suspicion, friends shunning someone, people asking whether atheists should have mandatory background checks, etc.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Whaaa? Mandatory background checks for atheists? Why?! - Soup in a TARDIS
Their argument was that atheists are inherently shifty (which given prison statistics on religious preference, or lack thereof, isn't really supported well.) I just sort of stared at them until they petered out. Honestly, the shunning was harder to deal with because it involved people I'd considered friends up until that point. - Jennifer Dittrich
I think like a lot of prejudices, this sort of attitude lurks under the surface unless it's directly invoked. Many of the people I've heard say these things I would not have predicted before they decided to just wave that in public, and it made me wonder how that influenced their jobs and other interactions afterwards. - Jennifer Dittrich
That's very....strange. I can see getting annoyed with someone who needs to constantly tell you about their atheist beliefs at every opportunity (including instances that aren't actual opportunities but they're wedging the topic in anyhow), but questioning their ethics or morals? Because they don't believe in a god? How are those two things even related? We form our beliefs, norms,... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
Here's my personal experience: I honestly feel I've never experienced anything significant at all in terms of anti-atheist prejudice directed against me. (It helps that I live in an area where other atheists are not uncommon.) I've met plenty of racists, plenty of bigots, plenty of homophobes, plenty of anti-Semites. Sure, we do have some ways to go as a society in terms of how we treat... more... - Stephen Mack
I have met plenty of prejudice on a personal level (mostly from incomprehension or bafflement, never in the form of malice) traveling the world, Stephen, but nothing on a societal level in Norway, as the article predicts under the "Generalizability" headline: "Although we only collected data in North America, our theoretical framework and the present data allow us to make detailed... more... - Eivind
The world and belief systems in general are strange indeed. This today. ICYMI India’s water minister says atheists cause floods. http://qz.com/267048... - Eric Logan from FFHound!
Mary Carmen
Good morning!
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Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Hi there! - Galadriel C.
You three are so beautiful I can't put it into words. Your smiles are helping me through a tough morning. Love you guys. - Stephen Mack
O HAI, NYCE PEOPLEZ. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks y'all. As you can tell, I am the last person to get up in the morning in this family. - Mary Carmen
*waves* ... grinning over here - MoTO: Team Marina
Bluesun 2600
"California drought photos: Before and OMG WTF" via Boing Boing http://ift.tt/1r23nUp
"California drought photos: Before and OMG WTF" via Boing Boing http://ift.tt/1r23nUp
Wow. - Stephen Mack
And it's not just in California. Many rivers I saw in Oregon were similarly low. - Spidra Webster
A real "before" picture would be a picture of the place before the dam. That's not really drought-related, but still. - Brian Johns
Michael W. May
I got The Moon - What Tarot Card Are You? http://fb.me/3tAMgL1QI
I got The Moon - What Tarot Card Are You? http://fb.me/3tAMgL1QI
The Fool. Naturally. ------------> - vicster: full-bodied
I got the Fool as well. Their interpretation of that card was rather odd. - Corinne L
I got The Moon too - Tamara J. B.
The Magician. Hrm. - Hookuh Tinypants
The Lovers. Er, yeah. - Jennifer Dittrich
Three of Tentacles - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ha ha ha Stephen! - Corinne L
I'm a Star. - Uli
Stephen, you sure it says tentacles? #Iam12 - Uli
The World - Erika
The Hermit. - Kirsten
I got The World. that's incredibly flattering and unexpected... maybe I cheated. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm The Fool - Alan
Hermit here. - Alix May
Magician - I See things (with a capital S). Mmhmm. - Kristin
The Moon - Kevin Johnson
Micah
Two guards stand at a fork in the road, and only one way leads to paradise. One guard always lies, the other likes big butts and cannot lie.
I ask if the other guard likes to stay and play. - Steele Lawman
LOL, the Epimenides/Sir Mix-a-lot paradox? - Victor Ganata
Well that makes that puzzle easier. - Arlan K.
The unstated assumption is that you only get one question, right? Because otherwise my first question is "How many fingers am I holding up?" or some other statement whose truth value I already know. - Deborah Fitchett
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see. - WarLord
Without my permission, no one may cross. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Betsy
I just say, "I'm going to paradise" and cross, because I know the other brothers can't deny. - Stephen Mack
Yvonne Renee
Happy 9th Birthday, Sammy!
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NINE! Happy Birthday to Sammy! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday to Sammy! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Yvonne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Aww. Happy birthday! <3 - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy :) - Eivind
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happy birthday, Sammy! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Stephen Mack
Happy Ninth Birthday, Samuel - http://www.zeigen.com/blog...
Sammy in 2014, at the Santa Clara County Fair with a snake around his neck
How is he 9 already? - Stephen Mack
So big! Happy birthday, to your little dude. - Anika
I don't believe it! Happy Birthday, Samuel! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Love that kid! - Yvonne Renee
Thanks, Anika, Melly and Yvonne! I'm getting all teary-eyed. :) - Stephen Mack
Happy Sammy Day! Yay! - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mr. Samuel! - vicster: full-bodied
holly #ravingfangirl
i am completely blanking out on the name of a band and it's killing me. these are the things that drive me mad.
Name a song they do? - Bren from iPhone
i can't! it's one of those alternative-folk-y kind of bands, i think. most of them all run together for me. ;) i know it's one that it seems like i should like (friends who have similar music taste all like, but it's just snoozefest for me when i've tried to listen to them). they are/were fairly popular, so i know i am going to feel ridiculous when i finally remember. - holly #ravingfangirl
Oh, Guster? - Zamms
Just hum a few bars... ;) - Bren from iPhone
no, i want to say it's something like _______ and __________ or something like that. which means it's probably something totally different. >.> i am picking bands i think should be similar on allmusic and bouncing through all the related artists. - holly #ravingfangirl
it's got to come up sooner or later. - holly #ravingfangirl
humorously, Zamms, it's because i was going to make a joke on your PDX post about that guy being in a __________ cover band because in my head that's how all portland hipster bands sound. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Hawk and a Hacksaw? - Bren from iPhone
Ha, nice! In my head, they all sound like OAR which is unfair, cos that is really the sound of Rockville. - Zamms
i know i am going to feel really stupid once i figure this out. - holly #ravingfangirl
MUMFORD AND SONS - holly #ravingfangirl
THAT'S THE ONE. - Zamms
I use "Mumfordy" as an insult. - Zamms
at least now i know why my brain couldn't think of anything other than Sanford & Son. - holly #ravingfangirl
He's got a banjo. I'M COMING TO YA, WEEZY! - Zamms
*hup* - Micah
*Elizabeth - Steele Lawman
also, how i figured it out? i remembered they performed on the grammys with Bob Dylan last year so I just googled that. #mybrainisweird - holly #ravingfangirl
Stephen Mack
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help] - https://www.dropbox.com/help...
Dropbox is insane. This policy is nuts: "Question: Will joining someone else's shared folder use my quota?" [Dropbox Help]
Answer: "The size of a shared folder will be counted against the quota of every member of that folder, unless everyone is a member of the same Dropbox for Business account. For Business accounts, the size of the shared folder will be counted against the team's shared quota only once. For all other users, your Dropbox storage quota is calculated by adding up the total amount of data in your Dropbox folder, including all shared folders. As a result, the owner of a Dropbox Basic 18 GB (2 GB + bonus storage earned through referrals) account will not be able to collaborate on a shared folder larger than 18 GB. One reason this policy exists is to prevent people from giving themselves unlimited space by stacking Basic accounts with shared folders." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
My camp is trying to share photos from Burning Man. We started out on Flickr, but Flickr requires everyone have a Yahoo e-mail, and some people resisted. So we gave Dropbox a try. Now everyone who joins the shared folder is out of quota. - Stephen Mack
I guess we'll try Google Drive or Shutterfly next. - Stephen Mack
If people don't want full rez, just upload to G+ and you'll get 2k resolution unlimited photos for free. - Steve and 4 other people
the dropbox thing is baffling. what a strange solution to "we don't want people to be cheap". - Jenica
Steve: G+ might work, although if people didn't want to create a Yahoo account, not sure how they'll feel about G+ accounts. - Stephen Mack
Jenica: I know! It seems completely nuts to me. - Stephen Mack
I think G+ has the same problem as Google Drive right? Do you have a non-google e-mail address I can try to share a GDrive folder with? - Steve and 4 other people
Sure, you could use my @tivo.com address - Stephen Mack
Done. Do you want to share a folder? - Steve and 4 other people
Got it! Thanks, Steve. (Curious: Why do those files have such bizarre filenames?) - Stephen Mack
So what I ended up doing since half of us are on Dropbox already is to use "links" instead of "shares" -- I have one shared folder for uploads, which I then move into the "linked" folder. Still pretty lame. - Stephen Mack
Yup, I have this same problem with Dropbox. We have a license to a bunch of tutorial videos for WordPress, and the creator shares the new versions with us through Dropbox. Each time he shares the updated videos, it blows right through my Dropbox quota, and I have to remove everything else in order to accept the sharing invitation. Then, it gets a little dicey, because I'm never sure if... more... - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Those filenames are just what Amazon MP3 generated, unfortunately. :( - Steve and 4 other people
@Stephen, if Google Drive doesn't work, rant about why and I'll tell our people what we should do to fix. - Louis Gray
Louis Gray
New person record achieved: 60k+ on Fitbit, and I've got an hour-plus to add on!
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Side note: One benefit, I believe, was beating Stephen Mack's personal record too. I'm petty like that. - Louis Gray
Grats! 10 hours of steps! Impressive. How do your feet feel? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I was wearing my Teva sandals for the first 43,000, so I have some red/blistering on the arches where the straps come in contact with the skin, but otherwise, no problems. I switched to regular socks/shoes for the last 18,000 when I left the house around 8 and broke through my old record. - Louis Gray
I think 100k is achievable, and this proves it. It just takes 16 hours of solid work, which allows for 8 hours of flex. We should make it a charity thing and get it done. - Louis Gray
Sixteen hours doing two steps per second? That would be most impressive. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce, do you have access to the overall Fitbit data? What's the record for most steps taken in a day? - Stephen Mack
If you do a public event with witnesses who can say you were really taking steps, then that would truly be the record. Getting a maximum from the data would probably turn out to be something like https://twitter.com/marcamo... - Bruce Lewis
Yeah, I guess there's no way to distinguish the real steps versus someone, say, leaving it in front of a fan all day. - Stephen Mack
I once did three flights of stairs by pacing back and forth in the elevator. I didn't try it again, so I don't know if it was a fluke. - Betsy
That wasn't a fluke -- it would happen every time: http://help.fitbit.com/article... - Bruce Lewis
I thought so. For the record, when I go on my stair-climbing binges (it's been a while), I'm not pacing in an elevator. - Betsy
My 60k were real. Do my 6 year olds count as witnesses? - Louis Gray
Louis, only if a FriendFeeder who has met them vouches for their honesty. - Bruce Lewis
His six year olds seem very honest to me! - Stephen Mack
OK, it's official. - Bruce Lewis
Eric - Poppa Large
The headline on CNN: Obama Sending 3000 Troops to Fight Ebola. Does that headline make it look like troops will actually be shooting at the Ebola? That's what I first thought.
War Against Ebola Declared! - Stephen Mack
Yvonne Renee
Went to the podiatrist yesterday - the first time in 2-1/2 years! He thinks the shooting pains in my heel are due to the fact that the padding in my orthotics has worn down as have my cork heel lifts. He also told me (again) that I need to wear shoes in the house which I can't stand.
I also stopped at Fleet Feet to get 2 new pairs of sneakers. Wearing new shoes, better lifts, and repadded orthotics in the house makes me feel SUPER TALL! Lol! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
He also wants me to come back in 6 weeks for X-ray and MRI to figure out why I'm still having foot pain and soreness still. Sigh. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Can you wear slippers in the house, or does it have to be sneakers? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Slippers don't fit my orthotics securely enough. :-( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Boo :( - Stephen Mack
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