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Offline GodSlayer

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7005 on: July 08, 2014, 09:49:32 PM »
So, I follow snopes on facebook.  I find it extremely hard to believe the anyone actually believes about 90% of the stories they debunk.

maybe it's just a public eye thing? hoping that the posts through shares/lols/likes will ultimately attract you more followers than you lose. silly stories give ordinary people a laugh and a small sense of superiority to the imagined butt of the hoax which '_they_ would never be dumb enough to fall for!'. since people on facebook want others to know what they like, they might keep snopes 'liked' despite being annoyed by vacuous updates and simply stop notifications, rather than unliking the page. so it seems like a good enough strategy on the part of Snopes.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7006 on: July 08, 2014, 11:39:17 PM »
I've seen things turn up on Facebook on a dead person's account.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7007 on: July 09, 2014, 12:11:31 AM »
I've seen things turn up on Facebook on a dead person's account.

'not on my account' pun ghost said.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7008 on: July 10, 2014, 08:00:56 AM »
Last week I had to update the software on my iPod Touch. Halfway through, it crapped out on me. Everytime I tried to update it, I got this error message saying that it couldn't detect the device. I went through every help page trying to figure it out, un and re-installing iTunes, checking drivers. The lot. Remembered that an Apple store opened in Berlin last year, so figured I'd give the Genius bar a try. Book an appointment and turn up today. Tell the bloke what's wrong and the first thing he does is look in the port where the cable goes in and hooks out a chunk of fluff.

Fluff.

Updates the software, not a problem and everything is hunky dory.

Fluff on the contacts.

No where on any help page did it say, 'Hey, have a look see if the contacts are covered in the fluff from your pockets, because that could cause some problems.'

Fluff.  :ughh:

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7009 on: July 10, 2014, 08:03:52 AM »
Last week I had to update the software on my iPod Touch. Halfway through, it crapped out on me. Everytime I tried to update it, I got this error message saying that it couldn't detect the device. I went through every help page trying to figure it out, un and re-installing iTunes, checking drivers. The lot. Remembered that an Apple store opened in Berlin last year, so figured I'd give the Genius bar a try. Book an appointment and turn up today. Tell the bloke what's wrong and the first thing he does is look in the port where the cable goes in and hooks out a chunk of fluff.

Fluff.

Updates the software, not a problem and everything is hunky dory.

Fluff on the contacts.

No where on any help page did it say, 'Hey, have a look see if the contacts are covered in the fluff from your pockets, because that could cause some problems.'

Fluff.  :ughh:

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7010 on: July 10, 2014, 08:44:09 AM »
Last week I had to update the software on my iPod Touch. Halfway through, it crapped out on me. Everytime I tried to update it, I got this error message saying that it couldn't detect the device. I went through every help page trying to figure it out, un and re-installing iTunes, checking drivers. The lot. Remembered that an Apple store opened in Berlin last year, so figured I'd give the Genius bar a try. Book an appointment and turn up today. Tell the bloke what's wrong and the first thing he does is look in the port where the cable goes in and hooks out a chunk of fluff.

Fluff.

Updates the software, not a problem and everything is hunky dory.

Fluff on the contacts.

No where on any help page did it say, 'Hey, have a look see if the contacts are covered in the fluff from your pockets, because that could cause some problems.'

Fluff.  :ughh:

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7011 on: July 10, 2014, 02:16:41 PM »
@cnnbrk: HIV virus now detected in child that scientists previously said was functionally cured. http://t.co/rkyMGjQqwS
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7012 on: July 13, 2014, 03:41:09 AM »
just ate 'Reece's peanut butter cups'


without a doubt the most salty thing I've ever eaten.

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« Reply #7013 on: July 13, 2014, 11:26:15 AM »
just ate 'Reece's peanut butter cups'


without a doubt the most salty thing I've ever eaten.

Ah, yes, definitely an odd experience for the first time—the Americans definitely like their sweet + salty treats. I've come to really dig the combination.

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« Reply #7014 on: July 14, 2014, 10:58:33 AM »
just ate 'Reece's peanut butter cups'


without a doubt the most salty thing I've ever eaten.

Ah, yes, definitely an odd experience for the first time—the Americans definitely like their sweet + salty treats. I've come to really dig the combination.

I don't mind the concept, but holy fuck, that's the saltiest peanut butter ever made. (I accidentally didn't buy the 'no added salt' peanut butter just recently, and couldn't tell the difference. but THIS is just ridiculous. we're whores, not horses! #namethatmovie)
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7015 on: July 17, 2014, 01:04:07 PM »
@carolynporco: Do u remember what YOU were doing on 2013 July 19 #DayEarthSmiled?  http://t.co/iyzr2UsbQt & http://t.co/RLCqD1RLiO http://t.co/ViqBgQy5jM
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7016 on: July 17, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »
I'm going to flip off the entire planet.   I might do worse,  depending on how motivated I am. 

I'll probably also raise a glass.  And hell,  I'll probably also be caught on film picking my nose or "adjusting".   So then I'll flip y'all off again.   I am conflicted.     

Oh, and fair warning, my teenagers will probably not smile.
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7017 on: July 20, 2014, 12:09:59 PM »
I donated platelets at the local red cross this morning,  and when I tried to start my car afterwards I found my (pretty young) battery is dead.   I'm now waiting for AAA, while watching loads of people practicing for their driving test.   This street is on the route the local DMV uses,  and it is where they test student's ability to back in a straight line.   So far everyone is doing well. (All of the local driving instructors know the route,  so they take their students through  it.)
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7018 on: July 21, 2014, 12:22:28 AM »
I still don't know who this cat belongs to, but whatever  8)
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