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Bruce Lewis "Fitbit should come out with a phone. It would unlock after 1,000 steps. You'd have to do another 500 steps for each successive open. #fitbit"
Steve C Team Marina
Age: 3 months. Likes: Long drools on the shirt, staring at toes. Dislikes: Riding in cars, napping. Status: Single but holding out for So Cal neighbor Marina.
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He's so cute! I approve of this matchmaking. <3 - Tamara J. B.
Feel free to show Jeffrey the pics of her I posted today. ;) LOL - Tamara J. B.
Sorry Tam the boy takes after his father and only likes looking at himself in any mirror he can find. :) - Steve C Team Marina
He is too damn adorable! - Janet from FFHound!
I can't get over this little guy's hair. So cute. I look forward to seeing photos of Jeffrey & Marina's first play date. - Corinne L
Goodness this kid. I wish I was closer ... you'd get tired of me visiting! - Shannon - GlassMistress
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
Have you ever been dumped non- face-to-face?
Oh, sure. And I've dumped others that way, too. These are modern times. - Meg VMeg
Yes. - Janet from FFHound!
I've been non-dumped a lot. Basically, "I'm going to ignore you until it's obvious I don't want to see you anymore". So that's always fun and not at all degrading... - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Oh yeah. Several times. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
May 2008. Bus stop, on the phone. Worst day ever. - Steven Perez from Android
Yes. Last year as a matter of fact. At least it was an email and not a text message. - Friar Will
Yeah, IM. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yep, via email. - Jed from iPhone
Does being dumped while having sex doggy-style count? - Hookuh Tinypants
Judges?......... We have a Yes. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Yes. Dumped over the phone for another woman (apparently *after* he started an affair) right during my finals week. - Spidra Webster
Once, when I was 15. And I didn't even know that we had broken up over the phone till he hung up on me, ran to my house right after, and beat up the paper boy. He thought I was cheating on him with that dude, who was only there on our porch at that moment because he was collecting money from our downstairs neighbor. (This is what happens when someone can't recognize or handle sarcasm.) - April Russo
I broke up with my boyfriend via letter when he was in the county jail. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
Victor Ganata
The problem with both the Fahrenheit scale and the Celsius scale is that 100°F or 100°C is not twice as hot as 50°F or 50°C respectively. #KelvinFTW
Did I already tell you all that the heat makes me feel crazy? Because the heat makes me feel crazy. - Victor Ganata
It sure feels twice as hot. - John (bird whisperer)
Cooking a chicken at 750°F won't cook it in half the time as 375°F. Heat and temperature are not linear. - Joe
750°F = 672K and 375°F = 463K, so does that mean it will only cook about 1.4x as fast? ;) - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
RT @ndsinnott: The U2 debacle boils down to two things: 1) the idea that we are not in control, and 2) that a giant corporation with my dad's taste is
U2 debacle? *lives in a cave* - Big Joe Silence
Apple gave everyone with iTunes the latest U2 album, whether they wanted it or not. (As in, it downloaded and you didn't have a choice. There's now a support article for how to remove it.) - Jennifer Dittrich
i'm trying to wrap my mind around this but it keeps tearing in the middle. - Big Joe Silence
I got it but it didn't download because I don't have auto-download enabled on my devices. I also don't play music that pulls the tracks from my purchased list on iCloud. - Johnny from iPhone
Yes, it sucks. Apple handled this badly... but rather than just assuming I'm in control, I took the 30 seconds it takes to check if I am. Every app, song and video that is on my phone I put there by going to General > iTunes > Auto Download (and) Show All. Anyone who shares an iTunes account with other people or young teenagers already knows the "Where the hell did that come from" experience. - Johnny
Yeah, I didn't word that well - it didn't necessarily download, but did for a lot of people, and it is part of your albums list available for download unless you remove it. - Jennifer Dittrich
What's the most reliable automobile you've ever owned?
Saturn SL1 - Meg VMeg
A BMW me ex had was very reliable. Never had an issue at all. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hyundai Elantra (2003) - Jennifer Dittrich
All three of my recent cars have been very reliable: Ford Focus, Scion TC, and now a Toyota Yaris. Nary a problem with any of them. - Friar Will
Dodge colt that was essentially a Mitsubishi. - Joe from iPod
This 20 year old Voyager I'm driving now. But my favoritest car was my always-needing-maintenance 93 Cutlass SL. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Our Honda Civics. All of them, except for the transmission problem on the '95. (Now down to just one, our new 2005.) - Walt Crawford
Joe reminded me of the Colt that I had as well. Yes, it too was very reliable. - Friar Will
Hondas, 12 of them in the immediate family over the years. - Anne Bouey
My Volvo XC99 - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
1965 Ford Mustang and 1950 GMC panel truck. - Greg GuitarBuster
Citroen AX Lx - obe
2007 Volkswagen Beetle. - Steven Perez from Android
!984 Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciara, that we named Betsy. But the most reliable I ever paid for was a friend's used Toyota cargo van that had over a million miles on it before he retired from the courier biz and sold it to another courier driver. - April Russo
I'm still driving my 1992 Honda Civic. - Marie from iPhone
Toss up between my '97 Civic EX and my '80 Ford Fairmont Sedan. That thing was a friggin' BEAST. My current Civic is too new to really sing the praises of but it's not let me down yet, so. - Hookuh Tinypants
Any of my Chevy Pickups - WarLord
My old Hyundai Excel was pretty reliable. In 18 years I had to replace the clutch twice and that was the worst of it. My Subaru Baja has been pretty reliable over the 10 years I've had it. - vicster: full-bodied
Subaru Forrester - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Toyota Tundra - 14 years now. Two trips total to the mechanic. - Steve C Team Marina
Honda Civic. Love it - Prometa
Honda Accord. My son inherited it and it's still cruising after 14 years and 300K+ miles. - Jenny H. from Android
Glen Campbell
RT @iangertler: Incredibly important point for organizations & leaders to remember each day (via @mediaphyter):
RT @iangertler: Incredibly important point for organizations & leaders to remember each day (via @mediaphyter):
Yes. This. - Betsy
Exactly like I feel now. - Xabaras (G.O.)
If you would like to uninstall the U2 feature from your iTunes, uncheck Edge's Delay Pedal in your System Preferences pane. Wait 7 minutes for all the echoes to stop. You're all good!
Whenever I feel like I’m starting to get too many followers on Twitter, I just tweet something.
Amit Patel
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 -
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Katy S
Ursula Le Guin receives National Book Foundation medal | Shelf Life | -
Ursula Le Guin receives National Book Foundation medal | Shelf Life |
"Every year, the National Book Foundation awards the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to an author “who has enriched our literary heritage over a life of service, or a corpus of work.” Since the medal’s inception, authors spanning all genres have been honored, from David McCullough’s historical nonfiction to Ray Bradbury’s science fiction and everything in between. This year, the foundation has awarded the medal to Ursula Le Guin, whose body of sci-fi and fantasy work spans dozens of novels, short stories, and poems." - Katy S from Bookmarklet
All I have to say, is the genre snobs better not treat her award like they treated Stephen King's award. - Katy S
I was gonna say. The Lit'ry Establishment gets the vapors in 3... 2... 1... - RepoRat
Really, I don't know if they could be worse than they were when King got the award in 2003. - Katy S
The one reason they might muzzle it is if they know that Ursula K. CALLS THAT SHIT OUT. - RepoRat
True. Of course, King called them out in his speech. I was so happy when that happened. - Katy S
daaaamn. I don't read horror, and am not a fan of King's work, but I am now a fan of King himself. - RepoRat
I read a lot of his work when I was a teen and tween, then it tapered off. I still enjoy his short stories, though. Now, when I read horror, it tends to be more along the lines of Lovecraft, Blackwood, or Machen. Regardless, the snobbishness of some of the reactions when he received the award were ridiculous. I love that he came back at them. Also, I love all of the things he said about his wife in this. - Katy S
Victor Ganata
Heat wave: Power outages across SoCal; Edison offers cash to conserve - SCPR - this is no bueno
Our AC couldn't keep up yesterday or today. It would be devastating if we lost power. - Tamara J. B.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Bit excited that Em's daycare are now using a program that allows me to log in to see photos and read about what they've been doing. I can read a daily report when I pick her up but this is so much better.
They've even got a section with suggestions for how to engage her in certain ways at home to help her development. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Ooooh, I'm even in there! Because I read to the kids on Book Lovers Day. - Melly - #TeamMarina
" Emily’s mummy brought in Emily’s favourite book from home, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”" - so famous. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Emily has good taste - Johnny
They're learning to read it in Japanese! So freaking awesome. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Brian Johns
Donuts outside my cube if you're interested.
Euphemism? - Johnny from iPhone
Be right there! - Louis Gray
There are 4.75 donuts left. These things aren't going to eat themselves! (except for that .75 of a chocolate ring, might might actually be in the process of eating itself.) - Brian Johns
i put that chocolate one out of its misery. oh, thanks! - Ken Gidley
Will these also be available tomorrow morning? - Stephen Mack
They have disappeared. - Brian Johns
So you're saying the 4.75 donuts will NOT be available tomorrow morning? - Stephen Mack
I don't know anything about any "donuts" you might be talking about. Nobody can prove anything. Nobody saw me. - Brian Johns
RT @knghnryviii: And now, poetry .... "@IShineForYou: .@KngHnryVIII"
RT @knghnryviii: And now, poetry .... "@IShineForYou: .@KngHnryVIII"
The only thing better than sharing a Snopes link on a friend's Facebook meme, debunking it completely, is posting a link to the exact same meme they posted 2 years ago where I also posted that Snopes link.
re-Snope'd! - Jennifer Dittrich
In-Snope-cition :) - Johnny
Victor Ganata
Got Questions About the Ebola Outbreak? Ask Reddit Anything - Vocativ - busting some myths regarding the Ebola epidemic
"FALSE: Ebola patients bleed profusely out of every orifice." - Victor Ganata
"FALSE: A global pandemic is inevitable." - Victor Ganata
Andrew C (✔)
Dang, we're only five years and change from Arno Stark, aka Iron Man 2020. ( )
2020 seemed so much further away back in 1984. - Andrew C (✔)
Marvel really should create a character with the last name Lannister just to make the circle complete :D - Victor Ganata
Laura Norvig
This home buying thing is getting realer. On the table:
1) A small townhome, but it has a big garage and four rooms upstairs and our monthly payment would be sooo low. Also in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a nicely upgraded (though small) kitchen. Downside is it is hot and price might be driven up by bidding war: - Laura Norvig
2) A real house, that backs up to a peaceful greenbelt. Gorgeous big living room. Funky old small kitchen. Inspection report shows termite/dry rot that needs to be investigated further. I wasn't drawn to it at first, but when I went back a second time it started calling to me. We would be bidding below asking due to all of the problems, but don't really know what we're getting into. - Laura Norvig
Tough decision. Good luck! - Anne Bouey
3) A soulless, but newish, comfortable place. No real yard, but nothing to fix up. Only three bedrooms. Big garage. - Laura Norvig
The third one is surprisingly soulless inside, considering how cute it is outside. I like the townhouse (1). - Betsy
Doing some research and apparently termites are almost a given in California. The main question is has there been any structural damage. - Laura Norvig
64 Vista Verde is prolly my fav for long term living for only one reason water restrictions are gonna get severe AND you'll have HOA demanding you maintain green. your green area is miniscule! and because it's so small it'll be economical, likely, to put in fake grass. but the kitchen is puny, tho there is ample space to renovate. and the upstairs laundry give me pause personally. I'd rather schlep then deal with water intrusions. but overall you're gonna live in Watsonville. yay!! I love it up there. - Lnorigb
Good luck. We wouldn't even look at the third one for two reasons: 1. HOA. 2. Two-story. (But I guess all of your choices are two-story.) If you want a third reason: 3. HOA. - Walt Crawford
I think I've been watching Property Brothers too much. The fact that the one we love (#2) needs tons of work is not phasing me anymore. - Laura Norvig
Lnorigb, the HOA fees at that place include them caring for the front lawn, not us. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I hate the upstairs laundry idea too. I'm actually used to doing laundry in the garage. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
This is going to be so stressful ... - Laura Norvig from iPhone
it is stressful. but nice that HOA maintains the front lawn. - Lnorigb
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Brian Johns
Football at Oakland: 1st and 10 from second base.
Any good photos, Sparky? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I didn't shoot it - I was just watching on TV. I haven't made the jump to the NFL yet. I just think it's funny how they don't even try to cover over the dirt at all. Maybe the A's pay them for the free subliminal advertising? - Brian Johns
Steve C Team Marina
Autism's Gut-Brain Connection | Fast forward | OZY -
"But scientists have found promising clues in the gut. Research has revealed striking differences in the trillions of bacteria — collectively known as the microbiome — in the intestines of children with and without autism. But the gut bacteria in individuals with autism aren’t just different. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have shown for the first time that they may actually contribute to the disorder. They reported in the journal Cell in December 2013 that an experimental probiotic therapy alleviated autism-like behaviors in mice and are already planning a clinical trial. Today autism is treated primarily through behavioral therapy. But the new study suggests that treatment may one day come in the form of a probiotic — live, “friendly” bacteria like those found in yogurt. “If you block the gastrointestinal problem, you can treat the behavioral symptoms,” said Paul Patterson, a professor of biology at Caltech who co-authored the study. University of Colorado Boulder professor Rob Knight hailed the finding as “groundbreaking” in a commentary in Cell." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"Among the most common health complaints from children with autism? Gastrointestinal problems. Although estimates vary widely, some studies have concluded that up to 90 percent of children with autism suffer from tummy troubles. According to the CDC, they’re more than 3.5 times more likely to experience chronic diarrhea and constipation than their normally developing peers. Following... more... - Steve C Team Marina
But is there a sweet spot where I could get savant powers? - Andrew C (✔)
holly #ravingfangirl
*cries powerpoint tears*
Ohh i like when you add animation to PPT :) - Steve C Team Marina
every time i open this ppt, it says it needs to repair some error and wipes out one slide that has literally 6 words of text on it. nothing else. i re-do it, same thing happens over and over. I've redone the preceding and following slides over as well, still happens. *BANGS HEAD ON DESK* - holly #ravingfangirl
oh hell. i just noticed that everything i did on friday is gone. QQF - holly #ravingfangirl
OH MY GOD NEVER MIND. I CANNOT COMPUTER. - holly #ravingfangirl
Victor Ganata
Neil deGrasse Tyson as rendered by the Oatmeal
Victor Ganata
A Cat 3 hurricane making landfall in Baja? o_O #TheNewNormal
Happens every 20 years... Paying close attention, as I'll be heading down to Cabo Oct 8th... - Ken Gidley
Andrew C (✔)
My AsAm Angeleno friend holds the opinion that for Chinese restaurants, a health code grade of B is 'B for bauthentic'.
Steve C Team Marina
Flesh-colored uniforms land women cyclists in hot water - LA Times -
Flesh-colored uniforms land women cyclists in hot water - LA Times
"The women who ride for a Colombian cycling team are continuing to draw criticism for their provocative flesh-colored uniforms. On Monday, the president of the international cycling federation called Bogota Humana's unusual fashion statement "unacceptable by any standard of decency."" - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Here's another picture of them on stage: -- the coach's expression leads me to wonder if he's responsible. - Stephen Mack
Oh damn Stephen that does look like the case in that picture. - Steve C Team Marina
"flesh colored"... *checks*... nope - MoTO: Team Marina
^^^ :-) - Brian Johns
Andrew C (✔)
But hey, if that $8 WF banh mi had been great, I'd be a hero right now.
Was that... a sandwich pun? - Jennifer Dittrich
It wasn't when I started, but sure, why not. - Andrew C (✔)
It was more that in the FB discussion about this, my friends were castigating me for buying it in the first place, and I defended the decision - though not the sandwich - on the grounds that I had to know, that I was almost an explorer of sorts. - Andrew C (✔)
Sometimes infectious gastroenteritis is the best teacher ;) - Victor Ganata
Well, to that point, . =) - Andrew C (✔)
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