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Andrew C (✔)
Why is octopus only 7 letters?
Originally it had 8: ὀκτώπους - Meg VMeg
Awktopus - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Octopuss - Louis Gray
Mr. Holland's Octopus - Louis Gray
Awesome Meg VMeg Glad to hear it was spell with eight originally.Great question Heisenberg! - RetiredTeacherD
I'm wondering why the word octopus? - NOT THE CRICKET
Huh. School lunch has really gone south. - Jenny H. from Android
In many states, the companies that provide food for prisons also provide food for schools. Because more money is spent on prisoners than students, the food is better. - Anika
And the food in prisons is usually abysmal, so that's saying something. - Jenny H. from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Y'all know that while technically I may be alome in my living room, I am having a ffeed dance party. With you. Dancing.
"you feel like dancin? Well baby I'm askin.'' - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I so want to hang out with you. How do we make this happen?! - Corinne L
This reminds me of when we used to have dance parties here all the time. - Julian
It's too cold in my living room, but I am glad someone is still having fun. - Eric Logan
The old FF dance parties is how I met my husband on here. Ahh, memories! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Anyone else hurting this morning? Next time we should have some pre stretching. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Firefly LARP this weekend. I think I win for best prop hah!
Fruity Oaty Bars .. the commercial that sent River into battle mode. - Shannon - GlassMistress
OMG I LOVE YOU. #larpnerdsunite - Jenica
Lol Jenica! You probably wont love me as much when I tell you that I don't participate (its just not for me). I am however, support staff in charge of meals. On Friday night I cater for the group (usually 40-60 folks) and on Saturday I coordinate and serve a meal catered by a local BBQ joint. I do make sure the food fits the theme. For the Mobster LARP we had lasagna and a wedding cake... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
You don't have to play. I just love that you embrace the geekery in any capacity. :) - Jenica from iPhone
When MAN moved in it was a 'if ya can't beat 'em' kind of thing:-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
RT @saladinahmed: Vader was also far more human - and more persuasive - in the first draft of EMPIRE. I mean, this is deep:
"Have you never wanted to be more fridge than man?" - Andrew C (✔) from Android
"Have you ever just wanted to wear a badass spacesuit?" - Mo Kargas
Have you never wanted to sound like James Earle Jones talking to a bicycle pump? - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Even James Earle Jones would have had trouble with lines like "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" though. - Steele Lawman
"Röyksopp has consistently experimented with various genres pertaining to electronica.Since their 1998 debut, the duo has gained critical acclaim and popular success around the world..."
"...To date, Röyksopp has been nominated for one Grammy Award, won seven Spellemannprisen awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums which have topped the charts in several countries, including four consecutive number-one albums in their native Norway..."via - Lit
Of course ;) - Lit
Since I have had no vacation time this year I booked the entire month of December off.
Much to my surprise, it was actually approved. - Stephan from iPhone
Still 400 hours to go. - Stephan from iPhone
Well done! Anything exciting planned, or will you hibernate for a month? - Corinne L
Always a smooth move to use up leave during the Secret Santa Season. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Niiiiiice! - Kristin
It wasn't planned, I was afraid they wouldn't carry over everything. But after a year of only three days off I need it. No plans, just a lot of extra time with the two year old! - Stephan from iPhone
I will just work Dec 31. For the social aspects. :) - Stephan from iPhone
That sounds great, Stephan! - Jenny H. from Android
You could go south for the winter.... - Spidra Webster
That's wonderful! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Mark Trapp
The molten corgi for WoW’s 10th anniversary. It even yips!
The molten corgi for WoW’s 10th anniversary. It even yips!
It also scoots along the ground leaving a lava "poop" trail. Feature of the year all years. - Mark Trapp
The best is when gnomes get the corgi and give it the enlarging biscuit. The corgi is bigger than they are! - Jonathan Disher
Haha, just tried it, that's awesome: Almost even reaches the top of my Nemesis skullcap. - Mark Trapp
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @tim_brannigan: You've gone too far, science!" via @DSolberg:
RT @tim_brannigan: You've gone too far, science!" via @DSolberg:
Mary Carmen
So, there is not much I am eating right now as most foods make me green. Just the smell or thought of some foods make me wanna toss. Every so often I get a craving that I feel I can handle. So tonight I wanted ice cream. No idea why. But the ice cream pull was hard. So Scott offers to run out to DQ to get me some. Text me what you want he says....
Great, I say. I just texted my entire craving order to Colleen by accident. And now I can't stop laughing. - Mary Carmen
If I had any shame I'd be embarrassed by what I just asked him to bring me. - Mary Carmen
I support ice cream crowd sourcing. Just fyi. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Nobody loves you like Colleen. She understands. And is probably laughing with you. :) - Jenica from iPhone
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
So the one guy left while I was commiserating with a fellow Florida transplant, then irreconcilable differences guy texted after a week of radio silence, then long time crush we call Golde Ratio Guy showed up, and now Michael Stipe and his entourage makes an appearance. It's Friday night, y'all. Reporting from the pub. Over and out.
Yeah, like Michael Stipe hangs out in Athens, GA. Oh, wait... - Joe
When are you getting your own reality show? - Spidra Webster
Any minute now. I'm sure of it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
And I want Franka Potente to play me in the tv version because I'm vain like that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
What's the frequency, Florida Ratio? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Ha! Took me a minute, but I get that. Good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
REM documentary premieres tomorrow night. REM by MTV ironically not on MTV. - Steve C Team Marina
Oh it's all the rage. Local bars are showing the thing and selling tickets. No joke. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
*wonders if Stipe still smells overpoweringly of garlic* - Big Joe Silence
I want to do streaming recommendation posts more often, and I’ve had this one sitting in drafts for ages.
I want to do streaming recommendation posts more often, and I’ve had this one sitting in drafts for ages.
Awesome! Witness.. is one of my favorites, but I haven't seen Anatomy.. yet. Putting that on the list. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Both of these were on my list already. Witness for the Prosecution is one of my favorites. I first saw it on TV when I was a kid, without knowing anything about it beforehand. It was wonderful. I've never seen Anatomy of a Murder. - bentley
holly #ravingfangirl
Is that the chess pie? - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, ME - Stephen Mack
john - yep! - holly #ravingfangirl
huh, that's interesting. somehow, overnight, the crust cemented to the pan, so i had to chip the pie out tonight. wonder what's going on there. - holly #ravingfangirl
Eric - Regulate
Gwyneth Paltrow Slaps Back At Martha Stewart’s “Concious Coupling Pie” With A Recipe For “Jailbird Cake” -
Gwyneth Paltrow Slaps Back At Martha Stewart’s “Concious Coupling Pie” With A Recipe For “Jailbird Cake”
"The passive-aggressive rich white lady food feud continues! Back in October, life inspiration and OG Martha Stewart came for snobby cup of cultured almond milk Gwyneth Paltrow by publishing a feature on Thanksgiving pie recipes in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living titled “Concious Coupling“. And yesterday, Gwyneth took out her earrings (“Here Tracy, hold my $12,050 Harry Winston pink diamond studs“) and took a swipe at Martha by posting a recipe for “Jailbird Cake” to First pies, now cakes? Damn, these bitches fight dirty!" - Eric - Regulate from Bookmarklet
Holy shit! Louis was right all along! - Heisenberg
"Engineers or scientists wouldn’t benefit from sleep deprivation either, as it essentially inhibits logical thinking. But, for the creative type who needs to get something out, an all-nighter might just do the trick." - Heisenberg
It's funny they think engineers and scientists aren't creative. - Heisenberg
"By no means should you adopt a lifestyle of little-to-no sleep. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to higher blood pressure, obesity and an increased chance of stroke, among other things." Ummm - Stephen Mack
Oddly enough, so does too much sleep. And researchers are divided on what an appropriate amount of sleep is. For example, 8 hours used to be the standard, but now some are saying it's closer to 7.5 or 7. - Heisenberg
Also, some people claim they only get 4 hours of sleep, but they actually average quite a bit more. ;) - Heisenberg
Sleep is a waste of time and unproductive. - Louis Gray
Katy S
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net -
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net
She calls out publishers for selling e-books for more to libraries than individuals. Also, posting because she rocks! - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Great speech - but I'm waiting to see if she sends a take-down. She can be pretty hardnosed about her copyrights and people posting her words online. - barbara fister
David Handler made a terrible dog's breakfast of the YA win. Black author - watermelon jokes. Plus foolishness about the Coretta Scott King award. So disappointing (as was the general silence in response - only excusable if they couldn't find their jaws on the floor). - barbara fister
Daniel Handler? ETA: yes, it's him. Googling found me this: - kaijsa
Handler was terrible. - Katy S
He is donating $100,000 matching to We Need Diverse Books - happy to see that. Though still - oi. - barbara fister
I saw that this morning. Money is nice, but I'm more interested to see what he does in the future. - Katy S from iPhone
He strikes me as the kind of person who will learn from a fuckup. We probably won't have a chance to find out any time soon, however. - RepoRat
I have heard that he can be a jerk, but I get the impression that he could learn from all of this, too. - Katy S from iPhone
I found him thoroughly delightful at an 826 benefit a few years ago, and while he was kind of saucy, he didn't say anything that offended liberal Seattleites. I've never had personal interactions with him. - kaijsa
He has said publicly his words were racist. Stupid to say them, but he's owning up to what was wrong which is sadly unusual. - barbara fister from iPhone
Yes. He apologized for real, not just the standard "sorry if you were offended" nonsense. It's a good sign that he took responsibility, but it still boggles my mind that he thought those jokes were okay. - kaijsa
link to the better apology, please? - maʀtha
7:30am Update - Saturday's Severe Weather Potential • Texas Storm Chasers -
7:30am Update - Saturday's Severe Weather Potential • Texas Storm Chasers
It looks like tomorrow is going to be a bad weather day in Texas. - Kristin from Bookmarklet
^ That. :D - Kristin
Andrew C (✔)
"This Book Will Tell You What It'll Tell You" - I want to write a self-help book that's 100% tautologies.
Yvonne Renee
I'm so sad right now. It's almost 2am in NJ. I got here about 2 hours ago and I already miss my kids terribly. Also, my dear friend's daughter is sick which I feel very deeply and am helpless to do anything about it. And another thing that I can't share yet weighs on me, too. I'm hoping a good night's sleep makes me feel a tiny bit better. :-(
Sleep well, and feel better tomorrow - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
Get a good night's sleep. - Anne Bouey
Be well - WarLord
Be good to yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I hope you were able to get a good night's sleep and that it was beneficial. *hugs* - vicster: hon. canadian
Hugs - Janet from FFHound!
I'm pretty certain I got almost 7 hours of sleep! Now to race around and buy last minute items I didn't want to pack. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Eh, make that 6 hours including a whole lotta restlessness. (It's a bit cold here.) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I'm sorry for the homesickness and for the undisclosed thing that's weighing on you. *hugs* - Stephen Mack
I believe I need not a mental health day, but rather a mental health month. Or three. Or... oh well. #crazy #cornfused #tiredout
Eric - Regulate
On the phone with Tech support for a total of 6 hours between yesterday and today. Problem still not resolved. I always seem to give Microsoft problems that are not resolvable.
I'd give you a high five, but really, this is a pretty crappy club to be in. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah. Waiting for escalations and stuff. Tomorrow tomorrow. - Eric - Regulate
It is going to go into Saturday with a four hour outage window. *headdesk* - Eric - Regulate from iPhone
And here I thought finding unsolvable tech problems was my specialty. - John (bird whisperer)
holly #ravingfangirl
i've listened to these new @butchwalker songs how many times already and still get goosebumps? i cannot wait to hear the whole album.
Meg VMeg
Sometimes The Breeders' "Safari" is on Youtube, and sometimes it's not. It's a lesson in patience? Or diligence. Today's a good day:
Sometimes The Breeders' "Safari" is on Youtube, and sometimes it's not. It's a lesson in patience? Or diligence. Today's a good day:
Serendipity - Steele Lawman from Android
Yes! - Meg VMeg
Saw that they came to Denver back in September, but we were busy that night. - Joe
My favourite track by them. So much to it. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Skirt suits FTMFW. - Meg VMeg
Sean McBride
2014 Will Be Earth's Hottest Year on Record, Despite US Cold #SmartNews
2014 Will Be Earth's Hottest Year on Record, Despite US Cold #SmartNews
This is completely bogus BS and does a disservice to real data. - Eric Logan
“Hottest Year” Update. http://notalotofpeopleknowthat... - Eric Logan
Who is Paul Homewood? - Sean McBride
It doesn't matter if Ronald McDonald posted it. Those are the facts and the three datasets. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I am not even going to look at the article until I know who Paul Homewood is -- I am not going to waste my time. Who is he? - Sean McBride
You already looked or you wouldn't be asking who Paul Homewood is and it's not an article it's a link to the three datasets and a comparison. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
I saw his name as the source of this post -- but I don't know who he is. Until I do, I am not going to read this page -- by now I have seen far too much nonsense originating from bad and tainted sources on the subject of global warming and climate change -- much of it funded by the carbon industry. I need to see the scientific credentials and sources of income of global warming analysts upfront before I pay attention to what they are saying. - Sean McBride
How I track global warming developments:... more... - Sean McBride
Raw data can be massaged and manipulated any way you like. I am only interested in the interpretation of that data by the world's most reputable and reliable climate scientists -- and their work is reported on a regular basis in the leading scientific publications. See the above Google search statement. - Sean McBride
It's colder right now in the Arctic than the 1958 to 2002 mean and 100 year temperature records are falling because of Arctic warming. I get it. - Eric Logan
Here is a Google search for you notice recent entries like the last few years are noticeably absent. - Eric Logan
You lack the scientific credentials to interpret this data in its full context. But feel free to believe whatever you like. - Sean McBride
Ok. December 10, 2013. Based on remote satellite measurements, scientists recently recorded that temperature at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, though it may not get that recognition in the official record book. - Eric Logan
Over half way to this prediction posted by you during the hottest year on record. Arctic ice is still rebounding. No cognitive dissonance there though. - Eric Logan
And when I quickly browse the search results here: I immediately notice that this situation is complex and subtle -- requiring expert interpretation of the simple numbers. So I pay attention to the most reputable experts -- certainly not to non-scientists with a political axe to grind. - Sean McBride
It's so complex and subtle the exact same expert moved his date back to 2020. Expert predicts ice-free Arctic by 2020 as UN releases climate report. - Eric Logan
So am I to understand that it being really really cold in the arctic should matter to the other parts of the world that are really really hot? - Todd Hoff
Maybe this will help explain it ? GISS is using a lot of bogus data and it does not match the other recognized data sets. Gavin Schmidt predicted that 2014 would be the hottest year ever in Feb. He also predicted a huge El Nino year. We didn't get the El Nino, but we did get the warmest year ever on GISS which he controls. - Eric Logan
Hey guys, I form my opinions on climate science via FriendFeed posts and comments, and all this back and forth is very confusing. What's REALLY going on? - Stephen Mack
Stephen. China is going to start cutting CO2 emissions in 2030. They promised. Really. - Eric Logan
Spidra Webster
Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper | Scholarly Open Access -
Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper | Scholarly Open Access
"The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology has accepted for publication a manuscript that was first written in 2005 to protest spam conference invitations. The paper contains the F-word throughout the manuscript. International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology This is the paper that was sent to the journal in response to its spam. The original paper (selection above) was written by David Mazières and Eddie Kohler and is entitled “Get me off your f—–g mailing list.” It is available here. After receiving a spam email from the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, Dr. Peter Vamplew of Federation University Australia’s School of Engineering and Information Technology sent the anti-spam article as a reply to the spam email without any other message, expecting that they might open it and read it, but not that it would be considered for publication. To his surprise, the journal accepted the paper and sent him an acceptance email that had two PDF... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I think more papers should cite this one. - Stephen Mack
God. That research is so out of date. 2005, really? - Joe
And, the guy who runs that blog is a wing nut. But that is beside the humor of this particular blog post. Sometimes, wing nuts will post interesting things. - Joe
I first found out about it via Twitter and linked to this blog for the screenshots. - Spidra Webster
(| *_* |) - Stephen Mack
Instead of asking me every time I buy something if I want a paper bag for 10 cents, how about we charge everyone 10 cents, let them have the bag if they want it, and then make unsolicited direct mail illegal?
I just paid for one and decided I didn't need it. The girl asked me if I still wanted the bag because I had already paid the 10 cents. - Heisenberg
It just seems ludicrous to bother people every time they buy dinner to go with this question, and then waste a bunch of trees on stuff that nobody wants. - Heisenberg
I guess it's conservation of annoying questions, since plastic bags are now outlawed, so we no longer have the paper or plastic question. - Heisenberg
"Unsolicited direct mail illegal" is a good campaign platform just by itself. - Stephen Mack
Melly - #TeamMarina
I am so effing tired my eyes keep closing. I'm halfway through a modding shift and it's draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing. I can actually have a nap today, in one hour and 22 minutes. Not that I'm counting.
Jumping jacks? - Meg VMeg
Hey, everybody! Melly needs comments to moderate! Anyone have the URL handy? - bentley
Oh, I have more than enough! There's a bit of an argument going on about backpack harnesses for young kids ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
*pout* You never let me have any fun. - bentley
Andrew C (✔)
When chatting with new matches on Tinder, try occasionally ending your sentences with "Checkmate!". Let me know how it goes.
ATARI - Stephen Mack
So hipster, Stephen. - Andrew C (✔)
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