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Andrew C (✔)
RT @kstreethipster: That escalated quickly
RT @kstreethipster: That escalated quickly
hahaha that one made me laugh snort some OJ - Steve C Team Marina
I emailed this image to Mr. 12 at school. He replied, "Well, we have 2 of them. Why not get one more?" - Steele Lawman
Rejected sequel to the Cats & Dogs films - Johnny from iPhone
Laugh in 5 languages, though. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Cats, Dogs, and Hitler: a new comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. - John (bird whisperer)
Steve C Team Marina
Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river - -
Mysterious ice pancakes appear on Scottish river -
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"Ice pancakes. These strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap near the River Dee -- a salmon-filled waterway that passes by the British Queen's summer residence, Balmoral Castle, before heading eastwards to the coastal city of Aberdeen. River Dee Trust biologist Jamie Urquhart made the discovery and took the photos at Lummels Pool, Birse -- several miles downstream of Balmoral. The trust said it was initially unsure what caused the pancakes, but supects they're caused by a rare phenomenon in which foam freezes in a swirling eddy." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Uber alles: The cold-hearted capitalism behind ride-sharing - L.A. Times - Opinion
"Amid the panic and confusion surrounding the recent hostage-taking in Sydney, Uber -- the hipster taxi service that insists it’s not a taxi service -- did the unconscionable: It raised the price of getting a lift out of the danger zone." - Victor Ganata
"But it didn't just raise the price. Uber's automatic 'surge pricing' model gouged the panic-stricken to the tune of more than $100 ride, a quadrupling of the regular rate." - Victor Ganata
How can we tell the difference between market "tuning" and them simply setting higher prices to take advantage of the situation? - Todd Hoff
Maybe we can't and there is no real difference, but they did apologize for it, meaning even the sociopaths who run that company recognize they crossed some line. - Victor Ganata
Uber intros surge pricing during Sydney hostage siege, then backtracks after user outcry - Mashable - Victor Ganata
"This past summer, Uber announced it would cap prices during emergency situations after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman came after the company for doubling prices during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. However, that price cap policy only applies in the United States." - WaPo - Victor Ganata
I haven't really understood the outrage here. Why would one expect Uber to do anything otherwise? They have shown that they don't give a damn about regulation, so why should we expect them to be good citizens? Not to mention the fact that to get people out of the dangerous situation, the drivers had to go into a dangerous situation. - Steele Lawman
Personally, I wouldn't expect Uber to do anything otherwise, but I think it's telling that even they thought it was wise to apologize and not just shout "free market!" - Victor Ganata
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox -
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
Superpowering Runkeeper's 1.5 Million Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides | Mapbox
"Using the new vector rendering capabilities of Tippecanoe, we were able to revisit our map of 1.5 million walks, runs, and bike rides with data from our friends at RunKeeper. All of this data is part of RunKeeper's public feed but to be expressly conscious of privacy, we've processed the data to strip the first and last 200 meters off of each route. Along with 150,000 additional routes, the anonymized tracks can now be explored all the way down to sidewalk level. This gives even better clarity into the best places from all over the world to get outside and explore." - Anika from Bookmarklet
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack
Heh, I found the route I always run. It's so bright! - Stephen Mack
I don't know how to look at my route. Maybe my blockers are blocking that option.ETA: Nevermind. I figured it out. My routes looks like it's only me using Runkeeper, though I know a majority of my runs are private. - Anika
What's really amusing are sections that you wouldn't really expect to be tracked. I have a tiny parklet nearby that is lit up! There's a hill next to mine that's also bright, but doesn't connect to the streets going down. It looks like people just walk around the hilltop. - Anika
It would be interesting to see how these lines correlate to community obesity, though I supposed it would need to add other fitness trackers to be a better representation. Since my S4 has a built-in pedometer, I don't use extra apps to track my mileage. - Anika
The Amount of Trash America Produces is Staggering. So Why Don't We Copy Taiwan? -
The Amount of Trash America Produces is Staggering. So Why Don't We Copy Taiwan?
"When it’s garbage day in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, you won’t see abandoned trash bags on the streets waiting for pickup, as you might in Manhattan. Instead, you’ll find Taiwanese citizens lining up to heave their own bags into the garbage truck each and every night. By turning rubbish collection into a daily civic duty, this island of 23.5 million has been remarkably successful at achieving something that eludes most developing nations: The richer Taiwan gets, the less trash it produces." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"The former minister of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration, Dr. Eugene Chien, who helped create the program during his tenure, says its success proves that if you educate kids, they do the work for you. “If you tell the adults that they must separate the garbage, they get mad with you,” Dr. Chien told a group of journalists at a meeting in November. “But if I teach their son or their daughter, then the parent will say, ‘Why is my child so smart?’ and they will do it.”" - rönin
Do we have the concept of "civic duty" here? - Brian Johns
We used to, at least. - Spidra Webster
The not leaving trash bags outside for pickup makes sense considering how hot & humid Taiwan is year round. When I was living in Taipei they hadn't started the blue bag only restriction yet but I can imagine that not going over well here. - rönin
Victor Ganata
Race differences in the association between multivitamin exposure and wheezing in preterm infants - J Perinatol - 2014 Oct 2
"Black (55.9%) and non-black (36.6%) infants experienced recurrent wheezing. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for the association between multivitamin exposure at 3 months and recurrent wheezing were 2.15 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.97, 4.75) for black and 0.43 (95% CI: 0.19, 0.96) for non-black infants with an interaction by race (P=0.003). In lag-effect models, ORs were 2.69 (95% CI: 1.41, 5.14) for black and 0.50 (95% CI: 0.27, 0.92) for non-black infants." - Victor Ganata
Conclusion:Differences by race were seen in association between multivitamins and wheezing; population heterogeneity should be considered when evaluating vitamin supplementation - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
RT @feardept: Today in America 65% support assassination, 51% torture. And watching a comedy about killing a foreigner is considered human right. #success
holly #ravingfangirl
Advanced Tweets doesn't want you to know, but I met my Goodreads challenge goal last night! \o/
Grats! - Stephen Mack
i am also bumping up my goal next year because i am going to start including all the cookbooks I read. Artificial inflation FTW! ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
Andrew C (✔)
RT @earlboykins: My favorite is when white people tell non-white people if something is racist or not.
Yep. I also love when white folks say other groups are just too sensitive about words/name calling because someone could call them a 'Cracker' and they wouldn't care. (-_-) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Victor Ganata
LOL. Inbox 447,043.
Go for 1 million! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Andrew C (✔)
I'm disappointed the terrorists don't care about building their own brand.
I'm disappointed the terrorists don't care about building their own brand.
Oddly enough, on the radio news yesterday someone was talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS being concerned about their "brand"... - Spidra Webster
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Ran to Joaquin's school this morning for a small performance where my son was one of three fir trees in the forest and the tallest! 🌲 💓
Last night I learnt that Americans don't usually like sauce on their steak... Or butter the bread in a sandwich... Is this true?
Yes to both - for me, anyway. Had quite a shock learning what a bacon butty was. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
So if I made a tomato sandwich (white buttered bread with sliced tomato and a little salt) would this get me weird looks? - Johnny from iPhone
i make tomato sandwiches like that with mayonnaise instead of butter. - kendrak
If the steak is a really good cut of meat, and it's cooked & seasoned properly, then I won't use any sauce. But I have a hard time believing Americans don't like sauce on their steak - what's your definition of sauce? Barbecue, Worcestershire sauce, or...? As for buttering the bread in a sandwich, I don't know that you'd get weird looks, but you might if you buttered your bread then added another condiment, such as mayonnaise. - Corinne L
Do you aussies have miracle whip for meat and cheese sandwiches? - Joe
Corinne... I do. Bread and butter is the base then stuff like mayo gets added on. Joe, no. - Johnny from iPhone
The steak thing doesn't sound right to me, at least for the south and midwest. It's pretty rare to not see someone putting A1, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, or somesuch on their steak, if it comes without a sauce. Also, you do your sandwiches like Uli does. But no, I don't know any Americans who use butter as the base. We tend to start with mayo, mustard, ketchup, and/or pickle relish, depending on the sandwich. - Kirsten
We usually use just mayo by itself - either one provides a good fat barrier (so the bread doesn't get soggy from other ingredients.) The sauce thing isn't uncommon, but it doesn't feel like something everyone does one way or the other. I prefer it without in most cases, but like it sometimes. - Jennifer Dittrich
Depends on the cut. I like some A1 or worcester sauce on sirloin. Mayo and mustard for sandwiches. - Rodfather
I would have said that no sauce is the usual. - Steele Lawman
Don't tell anyone else, but I like to put ketchup (or catsup) on my steak. - Joe
Most sandwich places will put in butter only if you ask for it. - Bruce Lewis
A sandwich is a butter delivery system. No butter and it's not a proper sandwich! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Oh see, Helen, that's butter-bread (as it's called in my family, at least). A snack, sure. But not a sandwich. - Kirsten
Buttered bread for sandwiches: Rare, I think (certainly not for me--horseradish sauce or chipotle, depending on the meat). Sauce on steaks: All over the place, but the better the steak, the less likely the sauce, at least for me. - Walt Crawford
My ex-husband was a butter-then-mayo sandwich person until I said to him, "do you realize you're adding a lot of calories doing it that way?" Never crossed his mind because it was the way he was raised (he was from central Pennsylvania & his mom was Pennsylvania Dutch, which may have had a lot to do with it). - Corinne L
I don't generally put butter on sandwiches (unless it's the outside of a grilled cheese sandwich). Usually it's mustard or the like, depending on the other sandwich contents. I don't generally have sauce with steak unless the steak is really dry or tough. I will eat butter on toast or on bread that I eat alongside a meal. - John (bird whisperer)
I'm convinced that this is why a true Aussie restaurant/cafe in the States wouldn't work. There are tiny fundamentals that would shock a lot of folks but the culture isn't exotic enough for people to embrace it. - Johnny
my mom used to put butter underneath the mayo but then she started worrying even more about dad's health. <threadjack> had a "club" sandwich in UAE in a British bar. so not what I had in mind. It was weird and disappointing. - Christina Pikas
A bacon-based sandwich in the UAE? - Johnny
Johnny, I think you could have an authentic cafe, but not a chain restaurant. Those, by nature, smooth out the edges of any cuisine (even American dishes) so it isn't quite what it started as. - Jennifer Dittrich
oh yeah there and Bahrain - not really observant. when I was there. - Christina Pikas
What Jenn said. Americans love to claim they have had authentic [insert cuisine type here] at some obscure restaurant. - Corinne L
I now butter my sandwiches but that's because I'm attached to someone of British extraction. - Sarah from iPhone
I just looked up the menu for Outback Steakhouse. I literally can't. - Johnny
Oh, yeah. I can't imagine that's anyone's native cuisine. - Jennifer Dittrich
No bloomin onion? - Joe
No. - Johnny
Heh. I never really thought of Outback as a place to eat Australian cuisine. It's just where they give you a fat piece of steak and a huge gob of mashed potatoes. - Rodfather
The fact they have opened Outback Steakhouses here in Australia should tell you all you need to know ;) - Johnny
Heh, totally reminds me of the random Taco Bell restaurants you see in Mexico. - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm a mustard-only person when it comes to sandwiches, though as a child, my favorite sandwich was peanut butter and butter. When it comes to steaks - I guess I'd have to ask what your definition of steak sauce is. Are you talking like a brown sauce or a BBQ sauce? Or do you mean something like bordelaise or au poivre? Because depending on the type of cuisine under which I'm ordering my... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I tend to marinade my steaks so they don't usually call for any sauce after the fact. But I haven't heard of buttering the bread of a sandwich...might have to try that >.> - Chris Topher
I might also clarify, it's only a small amount of butter. More like a scraping than a thick layer ala mayo - Johnny
I'm beginning to be a fan of rub. I used this stuff on some filet mignon and it was awesome. - Rodfather
#random The closest I got to Miracle Whip in London was "salad cream," but it's not the same. I do love me some HP Sauce, though. - The First NoeLB from Android
My favourite steak sauces are chilli and lime, mushroom, blue cheese, sweet chilli, creamy pepper sauce and sometimes sweet caramelised onion. If I have a good piece of steak then I tend to go plain but a good balanced sauce in combination with the sides can bring up the whole plate. - Johnny
OK so you're talking proper sauces and not just bottled crap made by Heinz. :D This is why I love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
We have that too, but that's usually only used on the cheap cuts that end up on steak sangas or at BBQs on plastic plates :) - Johnny
I still love you. - Hookuh Tinypants
Caramelized onion? Oh, yes! - The First NoeLB from Android
I never heard of butter and mayo together on a sandwich until this one time in Canada. I got off the 401 at a small town somewhere between Toronto and Detroit, found a small sandwich shop, and ordered a ham and cheese sandwich. She took a slice of bread, spread something pale colored on it, then asked me if I wanted mayo. !!! I'm thinking, that wasn't mayo? So I said yes, and then she added mayo on top on what turned out to be butter. - bentley
(silently judges Joe for the ketchup thing) - Marie
I put a patty of butter on my steaks as I grill them. I like sauce on my steak too but then I'm sorta addicted to mashed potatoes and gravy so its more collateral. #gravyoneverythng Butter with mayo is just weird. Butter or mayo slathered on heavy and thick.... #okaymaybeitsjustme - WarLord
I need Melly in on this thread #Alone - Johnny
Butter on a sandwich brings back some middle school memories from when I lived with my mother. She would pack me lunches of salami & cheese sandwiches with butter instead of some other normal type of condiment on it, because she doesn't like mayo or mustard and refuses to buy any. - April Russo
No to either one for me. Why ruin a good steak with sauce of any kind? People in this part of the country (Southeastern Pennsylvania) often butter their bread for sandwiches if they are from a Pennsylvania Dutch background. - Friar Will
Butter on sandwiches is reserved for necessity (PB&J, needs it to help reduce the tacky starchness of the peanut butter and you can't do a proper Grilled Cheese without using butter to fry it), otherwise not really. Sauces, sometimes if the meat isn't great or wasn't already seasoned well, which could be with chili and lime or a good pepper baste. Caramelized onions don't count as a sauce. - NOT THE CRICKET
Cubano sandwiches need butter on them. - Steven Perez
Growing up, the only sandwiches I had with butter were tuna fish with diced pickles. Random, I know. I used A1 on steaks until I learned that it's a waste of a good piece of steak to sully it with steak sauce. I've had a few proper sauces on steak that were pretty good. The norm at steak houses in the US is to get a "plain" steak (marinated and seasoned) and have a few bottles of steak... more... - Jenny H. from Android
"Bread with stuff on it" is still one of the best phrases ever. :D Also - an excellent use for A1 sauce? Tater tots. Yes, I'm a heathen but I'm totally down with it. (C'mon, I'm the person who once stored their russet potatoes in the ice chest while camping; I've earned the right to be a potato heathen!) - Hookuh Tinypants
Depends on the quality of the steak. A good quality well cooked steak needs sauce like Dolly Parton needs stocking stuffers. - Todd Hoff
Mary Carmen
I did all the puking today. All of it. Your share, and your share, and even your share. All the puking.
Yikes. - Steven Perez
Thank you. I hate puking. - Brian Johns
I do not like, but appreciate your taking this on for the rest of us. - Friar Will
Ugh. I am so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Puking is the worst, worse than pain for me by a long shot - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Alix May
Thank you fro taking one for the team... Be well - WarLord
If I would have been at your side I could have pity puked. I puke at the sound of gagging. - Janet
If I had known, I would have drank more beer! Seriously, I hope you feel better today. - Eric - ill subliminal from iPhone
Nope, sorry, not my share. I did a lifetime's worth of puking about 2 years ago, when I had all that gall bladder trouble. Every time I ate the wrong thing with just a little bit too much fat, about 12 hours later I'd end up puking every 10 minutes, for about 6-12 hours. The pain would be gone in about 3-4 hours, but the puking would just keep on going. I can only describe the... more... - April Russo
Oh doll. So sorry. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Victor Ganata
Face it, man. Money trumps freedom. #CapitalismFTW
It's not about freedom, anyway. Sony is "free" to choose whether or not to distribute the film(s), and the theaters are "free" to choose whether or not to show it. They are exercising their freedom, even if the people wanting to see the films don't like their decision. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
It's freedom being trumped by fear at the expense of money. I don't see how Sony are choosing money over freedom. You could say that the money from any possible lawsuits but that's still fear. - Johnny
Exactly. Fear of losing money. If they knew releasing it would make billions of dollars even if people died, you know they totally would. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
A Seth Rogen and James Franco movie grossing a billion dollars? Yeah, ok. I see. - Johnny
Also, Sony pulled the film's theatrical release after the theaters said they wouldn't show it. Even if it did make a billion (how ever straw man that is), the theaters would only see a fraction of that, not to mention putting their staff in the line of fire. If the theater owners still said yes, this would be released next week. - Johnny
From Salon: I guess the answer was foreordained, but like so much that happens in America these days, it’s an answer that reveals our tremendous weakness and spectacular cowardice, our hilarious and pathetic tendency to resemble the proverbial elephant cringing before a mouse - WarLord
My point exactly. Sony is not going to make money if no theater is showing it, and a lot of theaters don't want to show it because of the risk of liability and because they think the threats will keep people away from all of the movies they're showing. Ergo, fear of losing money. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"If even 5 percent of nervous parents kept the family home on Christmas, every holiday blockbuster would have taken a hit." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
"The truth is, America's commitment to free speech is dwarfed by our commitment to capitalism. Seth Rogen can stand in his house and say anything he wants about Kim Jong-un – but Sony has the choice to fund him, and even if it agrees, AMC can still pull the plug. The corporation, not the individual, has always had the power to decide what movie is a thoughtcrime. We're just only now visibly seeing the suits flex their clout." - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Or piss off China and risk future distribution deals. - Rodfather
Mark Trapp
Holy majoly, Sony completely scraps "The Interview" release:
Holy majoly, Sony completely scraps "The Interview" release:
I am betting they will release it sometime within the next few months...maybe even hold it for the summer. - Chris Topher
That's what I was wondering: seems nuts to vault it forever. Maybe if they get who's behind it in the US and dissipate the threat. - Mark Trapp
They were careful with their words: "we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release." Doesn't mean it's never going to have a release and streaming/DVD is still very much in play. - Johnny
Andrew C (✔)
Has anyone ever tried to make a Dune-esque stillsuit for Burning Man?
New York State Just Banned Fracking | Mother Jones -
New York State Just Banned Fracking | Mother Jones
"After years of wrangling between environmentalists, lawmakers, and fossil fuel companies, New York's top public health administrator said he would ban fracking in the state, citing health risks." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Louis Gray
Christmas tree is all done!
I like the branded approach. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Needs a bead ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Louis Gray
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child -
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child
Tablets, Touch and Talk: Technology Through the Eyes of a Child
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"My children have never known a world without high speed Internet, streaming movies on demand, and a seemingly all-knowing personal assistant, available to answer their every question when asked. They've grown accustomed to concepts which once seemed fanciful, like the ability to order all sorts of items on your tablet and have them delivered in the same day, having every photo you've ever taken available to you from any device, or having video chats with just about anyone instantly. For them, there is no such thing as technology. There's just the real world" - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I was never going to watch The Interview but I'm now gonna buy and watch the DVD for the "fuck you". Sony has probably doubled potential $$$
People who tweet their disapproval of any trade with Cuba because of the human rights violations via their Chinese assembled smart phone.
Andrew C (✔)
RT @lexialex: Theater chains wouldn't have dropped The Hobbit with that per screen average even if DHS had announced the threat is credible. You know it.
Brian Johns
So, I'm pretty psyched about this Cuba thing.
Let's go visit! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
John (bird whisperer)
Advanced Tweets seems not to be pulling in some things. Not sure if there's a pattern to it or not.
It seems to import things that I retweet but not things I tweet myself. - John (bird whisperer)
Here is Lt Dan in his new backyard at my friend Cindi's house. LOOK HOW CUTE HE IS.
(His new name is Chip, short for Potato Chip) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Doh. I loved the name Lt Dan. - SAM
I did too but teenage daughter nixed any name related to his missing leg. Party pooper :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Aww, handsome lil dude! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Bruce Lewis
REI: Fitbit Surge GPS Watch + Heart Rate Monitor -
REI: Fitbit Surge GPS Watch + Heart Rate Monitor
I hear they actually have them in stock now. - Bruce Lewis from Bookmarklet
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @butchwalker: .@Lightning100 just drove home from dinner and heard "Bed On Fire" for the first time in the radio. Congrats for making me almost hit a cat.
Maxwell is a big brother... Benjamin born early Monday morning...
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Thanks... tomorrow is the big day for Maxwell to meet his little brother. Everyone is doing well... even better now since we got some sleep. - Harold
congrats! - imabonehead
Congrats - Katy S
Congratulations! - vicster: hon. canadian
Congratulations to you all! - Stephan from iPhone
Congrats, Kamilah and Harold and Maxwell! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Wonderful congratulations! - Steve C Team Marina
Congratulations!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Congratulations on your new addition! :) - Jenny H. from Android
CONGRATS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Grats :) - Eivind
Congratulations! - The First NoeLB from Android
Congratulations, you four <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Victor Ganata
Nobody likes a jerker #iam12 - Don't Jerk and Drive - HuffPo
Dammit. There goes my daily commute. :( - Hookuh Tinypants
HuffPo's headline: "'Don't Jerk And Drive' Campaign Pulled" *snerk* - Steele Lawman
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