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Victor Ganata
Yep. Woke up at 5:30am an hour before my alarm is set because it's already too warm.
I hate that! - Katy S from iPhone
I tossed and turned from that point for an hour. It going to be really, really hot today, isn't it? - Anika
The forecast says 90 degrees, but it already feels like it's gonna be hotter than that - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Yvonne
#ThrowOutThursday... Did YOU get rid of something today? I'm donating some kids DVDs we never watch AND I'm throwing away 6 pairs of uncomfortable underwear.
Anyone? - Yvonne from FFHound!
Hmm. No, I didn't yesterday. Will find something today. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
How about Fuck Outta Here Friday? I need to drop off a few bags of clothes Jayden's outgrown :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Works for me Mandy! Lol! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Heh. I slept. Woke up to go be sick. Went back to sleep. Haha! http://t.co/piO3YFPZu4
Heh. I slept. Woke up to go be sick. Went back to sleep. Haha! http://t.co/piO3YFPZu4
Victor Ganata
Man, that "50 Shades of Grey" teaser is all over the radio.
The end of it sounds so weird. Apparently it's "Crazy in Love" super slowed down. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I feel pretty good actually. Champagne, rum cocktails, and two tequila shots might make me sick overnight but DAMN I feel GOOD this morning!
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I can go home with my eyes open. I saw hate today. I saw discrimination. Tomorrow I'll deal with it. Right now? Music heals all. 😘
How does one ever deal with it? If they think that sort of crap, logic ain't gonna persuade 'em. *hugs* - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Oh no. What happened, Zu? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Do not like. :^( - Friar Will
We got to the after party (after the company summer party) at a bar and my friend and I fell down while hugging. We got a talking to and it was all good. No one was mean or anything. Then my friend fell down again. While I admit that wasn't ok it wasn't the worst thing in the world. She was specifically asked to leave. It was mean, direct, and aggressive. I felt my friend was zeroed out... more... - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
We left, came back inside to use the restroom, asked to leave again. A higher up coworker tried to also stand up for us but the woman kicking us out was basically being a drunk bitch wielding power. I told her point blank I was going to talk to HR. Finally we left for good. We never made a scene, we never cried, we simply walked out. Entire dev team that was there at the time walked out (three of us at this point). - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Shannon - GlassMistress
Confession: Sometimes when I'm scrolling through photos of my glass work I come across things I cant believe that I made.
Interesting comment. I find the same kinda thing when I scroll through my pictures: "When did I take THAT?" - WarLord
You're very talented, Shannon! - Jenny H. from Android
To be 100% honest, every photo of your glass makes me say "HOW THE %¥#£? DOES SHE DO THAT??!?!" - Johnny from iPhone
Lol! I resemble these last 2 comments! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Kevin Fox
There are two kinds of people: Those who think Chipotle is not good, and those who opt out of the tortilla and get the burrito bowl instead.
The bowl is aces. - Meg VMeg
If it's mexican, even fast food mexican, I'm only doing tacos. - Steve C
Victor Ganata
It occurs to me that one of the consequences of climate change is that eventually it will be unsafe to stay outside because of the swarms of mosquitoes carrying untreatable diseases that used to be considered tropical. This will force people to stay inside and run their A/C, increasing CO2 emissions even more. #doomed
Chikungunya is here now http://www.pbs.org/wgbh... West Nile virus has been here for a while. Surely it's only a matter of time until we start getting dengue and yellow fever and malaria. - Victor Ganata
Oh. I guess dengue *is* already here, too. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article... - Victor Ganata
Could Yellow Fever Return to the United States? - PLOS Blogs - 2013 Dec 5 http://blogs.plos.org/speakin... - Victor Ganata
Yeah, I expect we'll see more of tropical diseases and the tropical insects that carry them in the near future. And people will need to take extra precautions, whether that means spending more time indoors or covering up more outdoors. - John (bird whisperer)
Even without the mosquitoes I feared that rising heat would mean people would just crank the AC and make it worse. And until I can get my ass out of SoCal, I have to admit I'm grateful for AC. - Spidra Webster
Also, more people at northern latitudes will use AC because their climate will be warmer more frequently. - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, most definitely, the heat itself will drive A/C use, but I'm especially thinking of all those days where just leaving the windows open would probably be sufficient, but you can't leave the windows open because you don't want to get drug-resistant malaria. - Victor Ganata
Window screens are pretty effective at keeping insects out. Not 100% effective since they sometimes have larger holes or gaps around the edges, but they keep out most things. (I know not all buildings have them, though.) - John (bird whisperer)
I get the feeling that you'll see a lot more efficient screens crop up as well. Heck, even mosquito netting around beds is pretty effective. - Jennifer Dittrich
Sure, mosquito netting is effective in cutting down transmission, but you get out of bed sometime. Or not. :D - Victor Ganata
I guess there will be a market in mosquito-proof window screens. Although that still doesn't solve the problem I'll have while car camping... I was afraid to car camp in Winters this time due to West Nile. Not terrified, but it definitely weighed in my reluctance to do it. - Spidra Webster
Yeah, it's going to be more reluctance than panic, but I feel certain that the increasing incidence of mosquito-borne illness will change people's behaviors. - Victor Ganata
Are they starting to offer continuing ed workshops to med personnel here to let them know what to spot and what to do, assuming that they're unfamiliar with these diseases? - Spidra Webster
There are CME classes for tropical medicine, but I think we mostly rely on CDC alerts and the medical literature to get up to speed. On one hand, we'll be seeing things that most of us haven't thought about since med school. On the other hand, most of these things are totally untreatable, so all you can really do is supportive care anyway. - Victor Ganata
Gah. They're all incurable? :( - Spidra Webster
Yeah, they're all mostly viral illness. But that also means most of them are actually self-limited and will eventually go away, but you can be sick for a very long time, and they can have very debilitating after effects. The only one of the ones I mentioned that has a treatment is malaria, but antimalarials have become steadily less effective due to drug resistance. - Victor Ganata
Fuck, I left the car vent windows open at sunset and now there's a mosquito in the car. Gah! - Spidra Webster
The New York Times
A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Amit Patel
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered - http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2014...
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered
Saints and Traders: The John Henry Fable Reconsidered
Different value systems, which he calls "saints" and "traders". Makes me think of Star Trek vs Star Wars. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Laura Norvig
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Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Riding the mind wave and feeling the love.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Some people only know their little boxes that they put people in. I expect you won't get far looking @ life that way. Round peg, square hole
Marie
When did people start confusing lightning/lightening? I feel like it came out of nowhere and I'm seeing it all over the place now.
I think it might be autocorrect. - Victor Ganata
One's a highly charged subject while the other pales in comparison. Don't know what's so hard about it. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I am more bothered by people messing up lose/loose and losing/loosing. - Brian Johns
^ this - Katy S from iPhone
The effect has lost its affect. - Joe
Marie, I suspect it;s just the power of a meme. Someone made something catchy and attractive on the lightning/lightening front, and it took off like the message was the force. I think it's just meme-in-action. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Victor: You mean a computer program would be substituting the very rare "lightening" for the common "lightning"? That's bizarre, but I don't doubt it. - Walt Crawford
Autocorrect learns some really bizarre habits. - Victor Ganata
Honestly, I never noticed they were spelled differently. Not that I use either one all that often. - Holly's favorite Anna
Kevin Fox
RT @trouteyes: My nephew's just qualified as a Homeopath so I sent a card with a cheque inside for £0.00000000000005p
Awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sarah Perez
Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You: http://techcrunch.com/2014...
That's amazing. (That this non-scalable idea with little future raised that much.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Kevin Fox
Thank god for experts. "Closeness of crashes coincidental, experts say" http://www.usatoday.com/story...
That's like saying celebrities dying in groups of three (which everyone knows they do) is coincidental. Poppycock! - Brian Johns
Hah, Sparky. I can't speak to clustering of plane crashes (not having done the analysis) but there is statistical evidence refuting the claim that celebrities die in clusters of three. - Stephen Mack
I've seen your so-called "evidence" refuting the claim about celebrities but I dismiss it, just as a vaccine denier dismisses your so-called "science" about vaccines. Your studies and statistics and science are "just one theory" about how celebrities die. - Brian Johns
Jessie
Story About Mandatory Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq May Not Be True - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Story About Mandatory Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq May Not Be True
"A number of news outlets reported this morning that ISIS jihadists had ordered the mandatory genital mutilation, aka "female circumcision" or FGM, of approximately 4 million women between the ages of 11 and 46 in Mosul, Iraq. One of the first reports seems to have come from the BBC, whose source was a United Nations official named Jacqueline Badcock:* The Isis edict could affect nearly four million women and girls in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN warns. Ms Badcock, the UN's resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, said the practice "is something very new for Iraq... and does need to be addressed"." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Almost immediately, however, other reporters with sources in Mosul began writing that their contacts were not aware of ISIS having made any FGM edict. The BBC now looks to be backing off its report." - Jessie
Andrew C (✔)
Mark Deeks: The Englishman Who Went Up the Internet But Came Down an NBA Contracts Expert « - http://grantland.com/the-tri...
"The thing that interests me about Mark Deeks is that he even exists. Imagine spending a dozen hours or more a day researching and watching the NBA in a country where the games come on at midnight and end at 7 a.m. and basketball is so disregarded that your home country cut the funding for its Olympic team. That should give you an idea of how unusual Deeks’s rise to prominence is. He’s a self-made, self-employed lay-expert in the most confusing and misunderstood area of a sport that is barely more than a fringe curiosity in his home country." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Somehow, Deeks, originally from “a small village in the English countryside that no one has ever heard of,” has managed to cultivate a web of contacts that give him not just salary information, but incentives, trade kickers, cap percentages, and all the cascading minutiae that goes into the NBA contract sausage." - Andrew C (✔)
"“There are lots of people who know the salary cap and can understand how it works,” Grantland’s Zach Lowe told me at summer league. “A lot of people can say, ‘Oh, Dallas is using the taxpayer midlevel exception; Phoenix is the trade exception that they had left over.’ But there’s really only a handful that can project five or six moves ahead, with the cap for all 30 teams in the league, and Deeks can do that. That’s what separates him.”" - Andrew C (✔)
"A good illustration of this is a series of articles written by Deeks at ShamSports revealing what appeared to be, and indeed was, a mistake in Zach Randolph’s contract with the Memphis Grizzlies." - Andrew C (✔)
Victor Ganata
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is still coincidence, although somewhat less probable.
Victor Ganata
"If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the U.S.S. Minnow (NCC-19858) would be lost…." This redshirt actually survived the whole time (via George Takei) https://m.facebook.com/story...
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Yvonne
There's a lot of funny trees in this world! - Luke
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Context: the company summer party is today. I'll be drunk by 2pm if not earlier. Party starts at 1pm. ;) #hideyowife #andhideyohusband
Starmama
The earliest I remember using hella was 8th grade, 1980. We said hecka around our parents.
The changing a couple of letters (or replacing them with asterisks) to unprofanize a word is adorable :) - Eivind from Android
I remember staying 'freakin' instead of 'fuckin' around my parents and they'd, well, freak out. :P I didn't know about hella/hecka until fairly recently. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I don't allow kids to say freaking or frigging in my house. I do allow dang :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
imabonehead
"The idea behind CV dazzle is simple. Facial recognition algorithms look for certain patterns when they analyze images: patterns of light and dark in the cheekbones, or the way color is distributed on the nose bridge—a baseline amount of symmetry. These hallmarks all betray the uniqueness of a human visage. If you obstruct them, the algorithm can’t separate a face from any other swath of pixels." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
Starmama
RT @PhatEmoKid: Look motherfuckin' Californians, if it's yellow keep it mellow. If it's brown flush it down. #drought
rönin
RT @gabeygoh: With just a single comma, @AP gave news editors worldwide a sudden heart attack... #Doh #Oops https://twitter.com/gabeygo...
RT @gabeygoh: With just a single comma, @AP gave news editors worldwide a sudden heart attack... #Doh #Oops http://t.co/C7PlWa2c3y
I used this tweet and their follow-up one as a teachable moment with my kids this morning. - Anika
Micah
Silverwood water park, blue skies in morning/afternoon, tree tops falling on cars storm evening.
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They started evacuating the park when the lightening strikes started. With the pounding rain, wind and lightening, general pademonium ensued as everyone squeezed indoors for shelter. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The tree got it - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
I was just on wikipedia 20 minutes ago, learning about lazy rivers. One of the pictures was of Silverwood park! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama, that's hilarious. I spent sone quality time on that lazy river today. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
JFC, I'm at a Neutral Milk Hotel show interrupted by lightning.
And here's a funny/awkward transition: moving from speaker to subject (generationally) in the ALMOST TWENTY years since Mangum wrote, "And your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking; and dad would dream of all the different ways to die..." - Meg VMeg from Android
It was a good show. I have so much more sympathy for the parents in that song, now. I wonder if Jeff Mangum realizes. - Meg VMeg from Android
You should have said hi to my second cousin! - kendrak
Which one!! I screamed Julian quite a bit as he was playing saw/banjo/bass and I love him from Music Tapes and maybe Elf Power. - Meg VMeg from Android
My second cousin was playing viola or French horn. - kendrak
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR - Meg VMeg
A dude? I mean, there was only one lady, obv. - Meg VMeg
A dude! - kendrak
Huh. - Meg VMeg
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