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Brian Johns
is ello still a thing?
Nollo - Louis Gray
Insomuch that it exists, yes. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
A thing that has fewer posts a day than FF. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Nope. - Andrew C (✔)
Haven't seen anyone using it. - Jonathan Disher
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'm so confused. Or maybe the sign is confused. ;-)
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Shop next door? :) - Anne Bouey
What this person said. vvvv - Stephen Mack
Once I saw a store with a huge "GRAND OPENING" sign. Underneath it, in smaller letters, another sign read "Closed." I still wish I'd taken a pic. - YvonneM
Turns out there were two sets of doors and they wanted people to use the other set. Oh, well. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Mary Carmen
My daughter is dancing to Taylor Swift...I am okay with this.
Does she just wanna shake? - Stephen Mack
James Brown is more better :) - MoTO: Team Marina
Jason Toney
are people requesting invites to google's inbox? Is anybody already in Is it worth my time? #questions
google's what now? - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks, S-MAX. I didn't get in invite. Guess I don't rate anymore. *le sigh* - MoTO: Team Marina
Yvonne Renee
Yesterday was pretty sucktastic on so many levels. For now, we are a 1-car family. Let's hope the transmission fix isn't too costly!
Stephen Mack
Netflix down 23% today
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They are used to it :p - ؛ patrick
Patrick, I bet folks at the Los Gatos HQ wouldn't be very sanguine about today! :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I am sure they aren't :) but I think in long term they are going to recover. Netflix is simply too good to lose the market to anyone else. Unfortunately the stock market has lost its sanity and is working purely on sentiment rather than fundamentals. Although that could be called a business opportunity for some people, but in an insane market, buying stocks that are fundamentally very... more... - ؛ patrick
Wasn't there a market-wide panic today? Thought I read something about that earlier. Edit: nevermind, that was yesterday. Netflix's problems are all its own :( - Mark Trapp
Mark, even so, it was 2-4% for most stocks yesterday. Any stock losing more than 10% in a day is unusually big. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It was HBO news (HBO GO without cable sub.) and lowered growth expectations from their earnings call yesterday. - NOT THE CRICKET
still going up... and we lost a sweet 6~7 percent in just one week :p - ؛ patrick
Micah
BREAKING - Soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa.
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Victor Ganata
I seem to have done something weird to the left side of my neck while I slept.
Owww. :( - Stephen Mack
Hate. That. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
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My arse hurts for you already. Danny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
Starmama
I was much more concerned about SARS and h1n1 (which actually put my kid in the ICU) than I am about ebola. And it's possible there are no longer any cases of ebola in the US. I hope folx are done panicking now.
I hope so too. The fact the all of Duncan's friends and family are now past the incubation period with no new cases should be seen as a very positive sign. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS [The Verge] - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
From the Verge article: "Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused bad skin reactions for some customers. Charge HR will offer a bit extra with the addition of PurePulse, the company's wrist-based heart rate monitoring system. But there's more: Fitbit has also been working on a third, flagship wearable for serious athletes. It's the Fitbit Surge." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
More: "Apparently Fitbit thinks Surge is several steps beyond your average "wearable." The company refers to it as a "superwatch" according to marketing materials The Verge has received from a tipster. Set to be priced at $249, the Surge includes built-in GPS tracking — a big draw for runners — PurePulse heart rate monitoring, and promises to provide real time workout data for a variety of activities. You'll get stats on distance, pace, elevation climbed, heart rate intensity, and so on." - Stephen Mack
hrm...color me intrigued, but not keen on that price tag. although, it's not out of line with the Garmin products - ~Courtney F
*throws wallet at Fitbit* I'm in. - Hookuh Tinypants
Take my money! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Any comment, Bruce? :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Steve, no heart rate monitor though. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd be interested, except 1) they've opted to not play in the HealthKit land, and 2) Watch is coming. - Jonathan Disher
I'm glad Fitbit isn't jumpking on the HealthKit bandwagon. The less crap I entrust Apple with, the better. - Hookuh Tinypants
FJ, when did you find your way to FriendFeed?! (For everyone else: I met Jonathan Disher on irc yeaaaaaaaars ago!) - Laura
holly #ravingfangirl
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many. http://t.co/tjiA7VkRg8
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many. http://t.co/tjiA7VkRg8
Oh Holly, I'm so sorry. - lris
I'm so sorry, Holly. - Corinne L
{Holly} - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, Holly. *huge hugs* - Laura
I'm sorry, Holly. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Awful to hear, I'm so sorry, Holly. - Stephen Mack
sorry to hear, Holly - MoTO: Team Marina
So sorry. I can't imagine what I'll do when I get to this point with either of my cats. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
Really sorry for your loss. - Jen
Oh Holly. I'm sorry. Many hugs - Hedgehog
I'm so sorry, Holly. Sending love. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
<3 - Kristin
*hugs* - Heather
Oh no! Holly, I am so, so sorry. I was really hoping she could pull through. *hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
***hugs*** - Kirsten
I'm so sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - Jenica
oh so sorry. sooo sorry. She's in kitty heaven now, eating all her favorite foods & snarfing up catnip and doing All the Things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so sorry. What precious pics. - YvonneM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Holly. - Tamara J. B.
So sorry...what a face...so pretty! - Bash
*hugs* - bentley
So sorry, Holly. - Friar Will
I am so sorry. It's the worst. - Meg VMeg
Sending all my love and hugs xoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm so very sorry. Sending good thoughts and hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Holly. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
So sorry *hugs* - Halil
*hugs* RIP, Miss Nessa. - Jenny H. from Android
Mary Carmen
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
Andrew C (✔)
There is also a circle and half-circle hidden in the FedEx logo. Amaze your friends! http://t.co/yzKDKebXZf
There is also a circle and half-circle hidden in the FedEx logo. Amaze your friends! http://t.co/yzKDKebXZf
Don't forget the spoon. - Anika
Those are more like ovals and partial ovals. - Joe
Cannot unsee the spoon! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Did you already discuss the arrow? - Corinne L
This joke kinda relies on the reader's knowledge of the arrow. I should have worded it better, though, to make the connection clearer. - Andrew C (✔)
Got it! :-D - Corinne L
There's also a skateboard ramp, and two 'e's. - Kevin Fox
Steven Perez
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent http://thkpr.gs/3582113 via @thinkprogress
5 Schools Freaking Out About Ebola Because They Don’t Realize Africa Is A Really Big Continent http://thkpr.gs/3582113 via @thinkprogress
Maybe we should build some sort of camps or something, and provide "free housing" for all of the Americans of African descent; you know, just to be safe. #racism - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
And since Mexico is part of Africa we'll have to include Mexican American's in that housing. Ugh - Steve C Team Marina
Obviously, Steve. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Maybe we can give them special badges, too. You know, like triangles or some other shape. - Steven Perez
I think a big scarlet E on the clothing of anyone who has ever been outside the United States (or has ancestors from outside the United States) should suffice. - Stephen Mack
How about this one? Fisherman from Equatorial Guinea (different country than Guinea) has been at sea for two months. Landed in northern Peru on October 9. Two days later, went to Lima to board a plane to fly back home, but he "showed signs of a fever and other symptoms associated with Ebola." They put him in the hospital, even though they don't think he has ebola. http://www.peruviantimes.com/14... - bentley
Uli
Uli
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. http://t.co/7dl9pP5L2L
RT @wbcenobyte: I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. http://t.co/7dl9pP5L2L
I'm not buying any unless they're Fair Trade. :-) - bentley
Gender's just a social construct anyway. - Kirsten
Needs kale. - Catherine Pellegrino
don't you know sugar is poison? - Jenica
What about frosting? - Joe
Who said there was sugar in those? I'm sure it's agave nectar. - Catherine Pellegrino
I wonder if they're gluten-free. - Kirsten
you people complete me. - Big Joe Silence
THESE HUMANO-CENTRIC EMPTY CALORIES ARE EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY. Also, $2.50 seems outrageous. I normally pay no more than $1.75 for my genderless gingerbread figures. Also, do these have nuts? I'm allergic. - Stephen Mack
I'll wait till they have ginger free version. - Me
WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST GINGERS?!? - Big Joe Silence
Stephen, they're genderless. No nuts. - bentley
*rimshot* - Big Joe Silence
ahahahaha! sorry, i need caps to emphasize how ridiculous this is: AHAHAHAHAHA! - grizabella
Stephen Mack
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch...
The first new song from Sleater-Kinney in nine years! "Bury Our Friends" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7flldNGy34
Play
I really like it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Eeeeeeeeee! - Jason from iPhone
New record AND tour for 2015!!! - Jason from iPhone
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! *jumps up and down like Holly* - Stephen Mack
Steven Perez
I am Chocolate. Which Comfort Food Are You? @BrainFall #BrainFall http://www.brainfall.com/r...
I am Chocolate. Which Comfort Food Are You? @BrainFall #BrainFall http://www.brainfall.com/r/2em5mf/
Pizza. Seems legit. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I got Saltines. :/ - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes. - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m...
I saw The Book of Life with Gabrielle yesterday. I thought it was funny, charming and with so many impressively designed and animated scenes.
From Rotten Tomatoes: "THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village" - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
I love del Toro's visual aesthetic. - Stephen Mack
I want to see that movie. - Anika
The marketing has been really confusing from the commercials I can't understand what the gist of the story is. - Steve C Team Marina
http://www.craftychica.com/2014... Found one!! Totally going to play with this. - Gabrielle
Steve C., it's an animated version of a folk tale involving the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...). It reminded me a bit of A Nightmare Before Christmas in terms of tone and style, but very different visuals. - Stephen Mack
Gabrielle, omg, that looks so fantastic. - Stephen Mack
What age range do you think it's appropriate for? - Steve and 4 other people
I'd say 10+ to be honest. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
As I understand it, del Toro helped it get out & distributed, but it's the work of Jorge Gutierrez https://twitter.com/mexopolis - Spidra Webster
That's a good point. But I felt like del Toro had a lot of influence. You get a sense of that in this interview: http://www.iamrogue.com/news... and also this one: http://thefilmexperience.net/blog... - Stephen Mack
Louis Gray
Averaging 25,000+ steps a day, for a week? Is such a thing even possible?
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You're amazing. Also, what are you using to get that summary? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is that an android app? Or PC/Mac? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
So you were serious about that sleep thing being a waste of time. - Steve C Team Marina
That's from the web, Yvonne (and Stephen). - Louis Gray
That's awesome! - Miriella from Android
Victor Ganata
Don't panic! (via Dr. S)
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Haha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
love it! - Marie
Spidra Webster
When Iggy Pop can’t live off his art, what chance do the rest have? - The Globe and Mail - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d...
When Iggy Pop can’t live off his art, what chance do the rest have? - The Globe and Mail
"have a soft spot for Iggy Pop, partly because I interviewed him once and he was the soul of charm and erudition, like a particularly smart music professor who just happened to be wearing leather pants and eyeliner. On stage, he’s awe-inspiring, dancing like an electrified Twizzler. (I mean that as the highest possible compliment.) He still makes lean, ferocious music. At least he used to. As the head Stooge and godfather of punk revealed this week, he can’t actually live off music any more. Not that Iggy ever had the commercial clout of say, Justin Bieber – which is proof, if you needed, of a god-shaped hole in the universe – but he struggled along from label to label, alienating executives here, picking up new fans over there. But a new reality has tripped him up and it’s the same one shafting artists all across the world: Namely, that everyone wants to listen, and no one wants to pay. This week, Iggy gave a lecture for the British Broadcasting Corp. called Free Music in a... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
" If Iggy Pop can’t make it, what message does that send to all the baby Iggys out there? In a society where worth is judged by price, for better or worse, what are you saying to someone when you won’t pay for the thing he’s crafted? A few days before Iggy’s lecture, Australian novelist Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize, the most prestigious in the literary world, for his Second... more... - Steve C Team Marina
Wow. On both stories. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sean McBride
Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned? http://zite.to/1FjJhwn
30 years, tops, before humans are banned from driving on most public U.S. roadways In urban areas. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Possibly sooner. - Sean McBride
many many decades. - Brian Johns
Cars individual transportation modules may themselves be banned long before "driverless" cars become even a blip on the radar much less human operators banned Please See aircraft and locomotives et al - WarLord
The article brings up a valid point. It may be more about legal and ethical issues than technical ones. Besides, I want to see a driverless vehicle drive me to work in winter time with snow and ice covered roads through four foot snow drifts without clear visual references as to where the road actually is. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Heisenberg
Who is considered the best programmer in the world?
Alive or anytime? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not me. - Amit Patel
It's interesting we don't even have any nominations. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Da Vinci. in so much that he reverse engineered nature's code and reproduced it. - Johnny
A while back gamers were gushing over John Carmack. - Rodfather from Android
Ken Thompson maybe. But probably Don Knuth. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Most likely, it's not the best programmer in the world. There is an issue of acknowledgement. - NOT THE CRICKET
God! - Eivind
Gregor Mendel - WarLord
Elena
When I look at the cost of our daughter's hospitalization, along with the ER & ambulance bill, I am so grateful for the health insurance we get through Eric's job. But however grateful I am, I do not look forward to paying our portion.
Yeah, even with great insurance, co-pays can be rough. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Anne Bouey
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/comics...
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
Five-second rule? :) - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Heh! - Stephen Mack
Micah
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X______X - Andrew C (✔)
Yep. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Huh? - Stephen Mack
What Stephen said. - joey from iPhone
I agree with Micah. :^) - Friar Will
It's a reference to what some wedding guests said to the host after the host served Jesus' wine-from-water. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
“Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” - David Lounsbury
Ahhh. Thanks, Andrew. - joey
I didn't remember that story. - Spidra Webster
Louis Gray
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further - http://blog.louisgray.com/2014...
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
Fitbit Launches Challenges to Push You and Friends to Go Further
"The charm of Fitbit has always been more than just counting steps and seeing how far you've meandered in your day. Even more than the virtual badges you can collect for hitting new personal recorsd, one of the most engaging pieces of this smart wearable has been informally competing with your friends for a place atop the leaderboard, learning who is the most active, and seeing just how much further you need to go to land a spot at the top." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I wasn't sandbagging! I was just in 8 hours solid of meetings during the day, then was focused on the kids until 10:30 (my daughter was having a tough time getting to sleep). I didn't start running until 10:30 -- if I had started running/walking at 9, I'd have beat you. :) - Stephen Mack
I think Louis is the one sandbagging today. - Stephen Mack
I'll never tell. And I didn't call you out by name, Stephen. :) - Louis Gray
The screenshot is clear :) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Louis wins again! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Anne Bouey
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire - http://flavorwire.com/416006...
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: http://www.storylineonline.net/library...) - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C Team Marina
Laura Norvig
Waiting for your Santa's Village #saturdayff, Stephen!
Heh, sorry -- been up at Hardly Strictly, now off to a friend's birthday. It'll be a late SaturdayFF -- maybe Monday night. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oops, got too busy with work last night. But I'll get around to this! - Stephen Mack
The story is as mythical as Santa himself. :) - Ken Gidley
I was going to write it up today but my head hurts. Another time! - Stephen Mack
There will always be more Saturdays! - Laura Norvig from iPhone
*cough* - Laura Norvig
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