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"Can you hear it now?" RT @nnnnnnnn: Can’t believe this actually works http://t.co/O1Jd6p7d5o.@atlauren @TidBITS Excellent piece. Good interpretation of the recent past, the new present, and even some possible futures of Apple & IBM.ICYMI, I wrote a piece for @TidBITS about the Apple/IBM deal. http://t.co/CycqnhLwTR
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7/27
2014
@ctdawe Oh gosh, weeks maybe months ago.@jfleck That would be Cisco networking gear. http://t.co/d6HurKz0G1
7/26
2014
@cedge318 I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the pointer.
7/25
2014
@KimJongNumberUn But you can go on AshMad and not worry about the family seeing your picture.
7/22
2014
#RemoveALetterRuinABand The Basters@shokufeyesib @matthew_d_green "Why Johnny Can't Encrypt" - 2005
7/20
2014
@prachigu For funny women comediennes, http://t.co/t26nUqGlnu
7/16
2014
@bad_elf Bad Elf data export to iTunes11 - where does the data go in the iTunes UI? I could find it in 10, lost it in 11. thx
7/12
2014
@schoun And it takes some real talent to win that particular competition.
7/11
2014
I've had my last Kool-Aid Bar visit. #BadServiceAtTheGeniusBar
7/10
2014
@devontech I picked up Aeon Timeline this year, and last year I picked up Scrivener. Thanks for running this offer.
7/6
2014
#SurfReport20140705 Santa Monica Bay west, Tower 20: water temp now tropical, about 75F, swell 1-2 SSW and fair, water green with algae
7/5
2014
@atlauren I was put on the list by…a friend. So I should have it. Investigation will commence. :-)@atlauren Wait, what!? You've got a national park? And I don't. I've been on that list for years. Waah. Investigation is in order.
7/4
2014
I keep forgetting you can swipe right on a 1Password entry to get the ‘Copy Password’ option. So much wasted time…
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7/2
2014
Facebook. Blipverts. Just sayin'…German luxury automakers have a new car color - Bling Gold. Seems perfect for Hollywood. https://t.co/KAruuuCL3l http://t.co/Hhzsi7AFaSThe conglomerate known as Flying Spaghetti Monster Industries bans all employees from eating pasta or pizza. Italy protests. #FSM #FSMI
6/30
2014
Becoming increasingly disgruntled with this new Kindle Fire HD. Can't figure out how to put my non-Amazon content (O'Reilly) onto it.
6/28
2014
Looking for auto glass for a 24 year old car. Um, no. Like looking for that unicorn that farts rainbows. #DontWannaBuyaNewCar
6/23
2014
George Bush's latest painting: "What Iraq Looks Like Today" http://t.co/UVMKgvhGpB (satire by Borowitz, the New Yorker)
6/22
2014
Keep calm and carry on. RT @atlauren: In the long view of medical history, the twentieth century is looking like the antibiotic bubble.
6/21
2014
.@TimothyS Now it's the "merc force". http://t.co/IZJgqKyLcu73 questions for Olivia Munn (oddly compelling). Like an updated Proust questionnaire. http://t.co/RN67a0vC2n #73questions
6/18
2014
Just binge watched Silicon Valley s1. Hilarious.Oh, @AdobeFlash Player, you have the only updater that opens my web browser to download you only to ask me to quit it to install you.
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6/16
2014
Your future without #NetNeutrality: http://t.co/RxjuWOfP0C http://t.co/MVA8GdR1aM
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellEvery-time you think your job title slightly understates your actual role.. hint http://t.co/0haRJpge00 via @MSalt69 http://t.co/SPtG5Z1OtM
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSo you want to be a surf videographer in Costa Rica? Here's your opportunity! http://t.co/CFTDJ5oeZn #WRSCSurf report, Tower 20 | 1-2 SSW swell, 12 sec period, wind from S 5-8 kts, blown and sloppy, wait till PM or tomorrow AM
6/15
2014
@rtrouton @Sacrilicious Thanks Rich, I'll check that out.@Sacrilicious I'll check that out. Thx.French opinion polls '45, '94, 2004 — Who contributed more in defeating Nazi Germany? Amazing what Hollywood can do. http://t.co/EUZF4wi1CQ
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSo Adobe just changed their Flash update checker. Again. Now you have to have your browser OPEN to check. And download. #FAIL
6/11
2014
Coming Tomorrow to Fox News: The Eric Cantor Show!
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@WritingFactory You asked about Btc. Bitcoiners are not average consumers.
6/10
2014
@WritingFactory middleman, anonymity, etc.@FrankGirardot @laobserved The rich really are different.Google self-driving car in front of me stopped at a stop sign. And sat there. And sat there. And sat there. And sat there. #beta
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellDonald Sterling is pretty crazy but on the spectrum of landlords I've had in LA, he's still just somewhere in the middle
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellSaw a tie-dye sweatshirt and an air-cooled VW Beetle today. Must be near Venice California…
6/9
2014
#klouted MT @ValdisKrebs: I had been using Bing more and more… not any longer!!! http://t.co/7Oj0rxZfsK@kilbo Those new bolts are for the diesel engine backup generator, amirite? ;-)
6/8
2014
So Yahoo now requires a Captcha code to get the email portal but gives an error message "no captcha code is available try later". #fail
6/7
2014
Got my @ScanCafe review notification. Have to look through 1250 photos and find any throwaways. This is about the 5th edit. #EditRuthlessly@the_lostone You there?1 year ago today I was at NATO CyberConference listening to keynote by Gen Keith Alexander. (Probably the last time he joked around.)
6/5
2014
Just did the 2day tour of the biggest satellite factory on the planet. Saw a bunch of satellites in various stages of build. #reallyhightech
6/4
2014
@laura_hudson Love your summaries.
6/3
2014
I'm gonna guess that was a 4.2, slightly offshore of Marina del Rey. #earthquakeNo other nation ever passed legislation to punish its schools for not reaching an unattainable goal. http://t.co/CNQoxB7Ccp
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellCrowdsourced biomed experiment RT @BadAstronomer: Measles infections in the US 2014 are spiking to a 20-year high. http://t.co/mIehlwmOGj2/2 maneuver that provides desperately needed campaign funds to a starving Congressman who makes a last minute vote to save the F-35?How about a movie where a plucky underdog DC lobbyist bests the implacable and determined cost analyst with an heroic inverted Beltway 1/2.@ramez Rule of tech: First mover (almost) always wins.
6/1
2014
.@ruskinhartley Maybe you weren't here the last time the ACE intervened with the LA River. How many bulldozers will $1B buy?#TrueCrypt suddenly goes dark. And where is #PGP? PGP is barely alive, and Symantec can't find the exhaust port with a grappling hook..@atlauren New genre: corporate hip-hop"Rip, mix, burn?" Fuck that. Sue. RT @atlauren: Lest y'all forget, Dr. Dre was one of the first artists to sue Napster. #fb@kilbo Consequence of pushing wrong button: Priceless. http://t.co/hqMCDnYIG6
5/28
2014
.@ramez Can you elaborate, with ref links?
5/26
2014
Man, why are we getting dystopian cyberpunk future PLUS 1920s-style nationalism? Either would've been shit enough.
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5/25
2014
@doughenwood Has it already been 27 months since the last issue of LBO? My, how time flies…Can I nominate George W. Bush for Commissioner of Baseball? He would be the best Commish in 16+ years, and he would redeem himself (a bit).If I could casually have a beer with one person, it would be Randall Munroe. http://t.co/rGSq5Z0zoD (Now that Richard Feynman is gone.)
5/24
2014
DuckDuckGo has an extension for Safari. http://t.co/bgesnZfyDi (And DDG has been redesigned. A little.)The new Facebook app collects a lot of user data to pass on to media giants. http://t.co/edisAJyiIb #KnowYourSurveillance
5/22
2014
.@jfleck More birds - pelicans diving into the back bay at MdR, via @LAObserved http://t.co/VH9Si4nKcp@hiitsmolly @isaacstonefish If we're at Peak Ramen then pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that His Noodly Appendage will extrude more.A philosopher uses logic without statistics, an economist uses statistics without logic, a physicist uses both.
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellRT @Renzo_Soprano: "Excuse me folks, do you have a minute to talk about our lord and savior Godzilla?" http://t.co/LyVxGpCUmd@grist @ValdisKrebs In other news, 16 RINOs are cashiered out of the GOP.
5/18
2014
@betsygquammen @DavidQuammen According to EOL: mammal; endangered; population trend decreasing. http://t.co/gCNmrtLGJc@billmoyershq @davidsuzuki It's the PMs of Australia, Britain, and Canada.
5/17
2014
@thefloutist Good piece.
5/16
2014
@atlauren ah. What are the main deficiencies as you see them?@atlauren Sent to where?@ValdisKrebs probably, if net neutrality was important, someone other than an industry lobbyist should have been appointed FCC chairman
Retweeted by Dan O'Donnell@CommonCenser Just give him 6 more years (to get to the bottom of this).Freakonomics should do a study on the economics of why people are attracted to gimmicky, frequently wrong economic theories
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellGoogle Drive has been running at about 98% of CPU cycles for hours, since yesterday. hrrm. :-\
5/15
2014
@tbridge Well, if Baquet does for the NYT what he did for the LAT, the conservatives will be overjoyed. #NotWhatYouMeantSlightly Annoying Visions #lesserSFLittle known fact: Google is a member of ALEC. So Google is now officially a member of Evil Inc. http://t.co/1MlbRgOiXf
5/14
2014
[yup] MT @BenedictEvans: Google Docs always reminds me of Lotus Notes. Such a great concept, and SO obviously the future. Until you use it
Retweeted by Dan O'DonnellRussia bans police, military, LE, and many government workers from all foreign travel. http://t.co/bzlSzDl2o8Peak Austin? http://t.co/G51REHXcsi
5/13
2014
@ValdisKrebs But but but, St. Ronald said it - it must be true.Just watched Lone Ranger— entertaining damning indictment of westward expansion. Not at all what I expected
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5/11
2014
Happening now at the same time in Europe, #eurovision pop music and #slovyansk armed rebellion. http://t.co/jncB54vSVb@stuartgarlick @atlauren Is a big fan of #Glee so I don't think he will be alarmed. In fact he might even enjoy it..@atlauren And see the blog about the music scene… http://t.co/o80DQgda76.@atlauren Here are the favorites (you'll get it2) for #eurovision http://t.co/herR5tldA2 and http://t.co/UZ5GbYE2Ia by @stuartgarlick@toddheberlein Good piece.~1k years of Byzantine globalization RT @globalmapping: Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire 476-1400 AD (animation) http://t.co/Yt89Gv4BOT
5/10
2014
@ramez IOW, they want legal recognition of what they are going to do anyway..@sciencegoddess How about "assassin of pest insects"? http://t.co/W5zDTi6lsS
5/6
2014
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