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Post  particle_person on Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:36 am

This article is hilarious:
Emoticons move to the business world

Emoticons can produce another layer of confusion, however: they don’t always read the same way across different technical interfaces. “In the text function of my BlackBerry there is a sidebar menu of emoticons (how ridiculous is that?) that shows the yellow smiley faces, except they are also crying and raging, and winking and blowing kisses, etc.,” Dr. Bates wrote. “I sent a fairly new acquaintance a ‘big hug’ emoticon — which, for the record, was ironic. But anyway, on his iPhone it came up with the symbols, not the smiley face, which don’t look anything like a big hug. From his perspective they look like a view of, er, splayed lady parts: ({}).“He then ran around his lab showing colleagues excitedly what I had just sent him. Half (mostly men) concurred with his interpretation, and the others (mostly women) didn’t and probably thought he was kind of a desperate perv.”


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Post  Eris Rising on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:20 am

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Post  allochthonous on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:03 am

Some amazing photos of the flooding in Thailand here.
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Post  particle_person on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:01 pm

There Is A Laser Surgery That Can Permanently Change Eye Color (Warning for startling graphic of two-colored eyes.)

AAAH! AAAAAH!

The consequences could be disastrous.

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Post  The Glen on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:40 pm

That definitely calls for a Sideshow Bob shudder. *shudder*

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Post  jstilwe on Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:34 pm

Isn't this the thread we used to use for all the octopus stories? They're coming for us.

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Post  particle_person on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:06 am

(It is.) Yeah, when I saw that video I actually felt scared for the octopus because it looked so fragile crawling around on land and I was afraid it wouldn't get back to the water.

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Post  jstilwe on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:10 am

That's how they lull you into a false sense of complacency.

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Post  blooey on Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:39 am

Remember that YouTube video of the octopus eating the shark? That one freaked me out when I saw it because I didn't think anything would eat a shark, except maybe a big-ass mammal with pointy teeth.

Octopi are scary, even the cute, squishy ones. Especially the cute, squishy ones.

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Post  Eris Rising on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:36 pm

San Fernando mayor admits to affair with councilmember at open council meeting. To make it extra classy, his wife was in the front row.
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Post  Unlucky Bear on Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:01 pm

Oh man, I never get to cover board meetings like that. It's all "tax levy this..." and "testing scores that..." I would KILL for some straight-up drama at work.
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Post  bookworm on Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:22 pm

Klassy. The local newspaper has some snarky reporting. Apparently the wife was at the meeting to announce that he was having the affair, and he decided to announce it himself. Also, it looks like the entire city government is sleeping with each other.
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Post  particle_person on Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:29 am

Parents abduct their own children from foster care, go on the lam. These folks are real pieces of work. They somehow thought that they could abduct their eight(!) kids, who had been removed from them for abuse, and go live in South Carolina without anyone hunting them down. You read this and you feel bad for everybody in the story, and then you think about how nuts the parents must be, and then you're not sure the state wasn't right after all.
Willfully oblivious to the manhunt, they listened to music — not news — on the radio and disassembled their cellphone. They headed toward South Carolina, where they had lived before moving to the Bronx in 2007 and where their family still had land. “Acres of land, produce growing out of the ground,” Mr. Payne said, a smile reaching each side of his lean face. “It was going to be that freedom to see our kids just running around — to be happy, to be safe — with their mother and father.”

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Post  Tabby on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 am

Oh man, I never get to cover board meetings like that. It's all "tax levy this..." and "testing scores that..." I would KILL for some straight-up drama at work.
I would actually watch the city board meetings on the local-access channel if they were this kind of soap opera.
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Post  Eris Rising on Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:52 pm

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Post  Red Wolf on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 am

Okay, this story needs to be distributed far and wide: Paypal shut down charity, after taking their cut. Read it, boggle, and pass it on.

It's not even the first story I've heard about Paypal's misbehaviour.

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Post  blixie on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:14 pm

Robert Downey Jr of Seals

Too freaking cute/funny.

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Post  Gallifrey Girl on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:46 pm

Hee! Too cute!

My daughter and I are currently playing Zelda: Skyward Sword (she plays, I read from the guide book - a true mother/daughter bonding experience. We are very excited to get through a session of playing without getting lost (too much) or dieing (too much). Expert gamers we are not...)

Aaaaanyway, Link needs to go to sleep in this game, but we thought we'd see if we could just go do it in Random Stranger's house rather than make our way all the way back to Link's house (no doubt we'd get lost/die if we did). So we go into a house, climb into Random Stranger's bed, and that's how I found myself telling my daughter about RDJ's Troubling Years.

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Post  Raised by wolves on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:48 am

New Zealanders have cute little seals. New Jerseyites don't.

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Post  Unlucky Bear on Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:56 am

Holy shit. That would be terrifying. My dog and I stumbled across a black bear cub crossing the road while walking near my in-laws' lake house this fall and even THAT scared the crap out of me. I couldn't imagine running into a fully grown one.
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Post  Lily Rose on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:02 am

He's the biggest girthy bear I've ever seen.
There's got to be a better way to say that.

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Post  The Glen on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:22 am


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Post  particle_person on Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:08 am

From an otherwise boring article on the Consumer Electronics Show:
Last year, Reese’s, the Hershey Company brand, appeared at the show to introduce Reese’s Minis, dime-size peanut butter cups that are unique for not being individually wrapped in foil. Not needing to be unwrapped, representatives emphasized at the show, means the candy can be consumed without having to put down a videogame joystick.

“As technology gets smaller and smaller, so does your candy,” said Anna Lingeris, a spokeswoman for Reese’s.
*SNORT*

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