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Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 7:56am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

that was done with a url like this: https://www.y outube.com/v/chElHV99xak?start=53&end=59

i put the space in the url to break it so it wouldn't actually get converted.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 7:55am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

You can do time ranges on YouTube videos, for example:

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 7:34am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

lostand confused says

the dems are now the party of the elite

this seems to be true. i'd bet that a majority of the 100 richest americans are democrats.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 9:56pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/25/anti-tpp-protest-breaks-democratic-convention-floor/

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — A protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal broke out on the floor of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Arena on Monday afternoon, in the midst of an address by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
Delegates, many of them wearing Bernie Sanders T-shirts, unfurled a large banner reading: “Economic Justice, Climate Justice, Trade Justice.” They began shouting “No TPP!”

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sun, 24 Jul 2016, 7:15pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

from ny times:

ANSBACH, Germany — Bavaria's top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city of Ansbach was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum.
...
He added that the man's request for asylum was rejected a year ago, but he was allowed to remain in Germany on account of the situation in Syria.

good call on denying him asylum, but they were way too slow to deport him.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sun, 24 Jul 2016, 7:58am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

BayAreaObserver says

The place amongst all of these sources where I find the really interesting things are buried in the comments section of a given story

yes, frequently a commenter says something really insightful in one line that the reporter either didn't get, or cannot say for political reasons.

the comment sections of news stories are a gold mine. not that there isn't a lot of dirt around the gold too.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sun, 24 Jul 2016, 7:47am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

I enjoy checking out foreign news sources, just to see what stories are missing in the US press, and how foreign sources may totally ignore things that are big news in the US:

https://themoscowtimes.com/
http://www.newspakistan.pk/
http://www.thehindu.com/
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/index_en.php
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/

and mostly just to practice understanding Irish Gaelic:
http://www.tg4.ie/en/live/nuacht-tg4/

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 11:16pm PDT   Like (5)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

Ceffer says

If you masturbate, can you sue yourself for sexual harassment?

worse than that, i have fucked myself many times over the years.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 9:51pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

Worse than no vacation is the no pay part!

Without a cervix, a pap smear would be difficult.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 8:05pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

OK, rephrased for clarity.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 1:27pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

email me the comment with personal info in it and i will delete it

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 10:13am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

thunderlips11 says

If you want to save lives, ban Privately Owned Vehicles. Nothing but negatives: Obesity Rates, Huge Numbers of Accidents, and the #1 unsolvable environmental technology.

yes, banning private cars would help the world immensely, but the auto, oil, and highway building cartels will make sure that never happens.

and public transit provides no protection against our fellow citizens. that thin layer of metal and glass is comforting to drivers in "diverse" neighborhoods.

mackinac island has no cars, so it's at least possible on that tiny level. next step up would be for a very small country like iceland to try it.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 9:45am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 8:45pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

Heraclitusstudent says

Thanks God we don't live under a theocracy!

deliberate irony or no?

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 7:20pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

lol, silicon valley is insanely diverse, if you count indians, chinese, and yes, white people.

it's probably the most meritocratic place on earth, where engineering talent is all that counts. tech companies will hire anything that moves, as long as it has mad coding skillz.

but it's also true that silicon valley culture tolerates no dissent from the agenda whatsoever. brendan eich's mistake was thinking that he had the right to his own opinions. not around here.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 8:38am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

or hey, you know what, anyone who knows a bit of php can figure out how to get start and end tags on youtube videos and tell me how to do it. @dan9267 ?

here's the code: https://github.com/killelea/patrick.net/blob/master/html/functions.php#L1653

yes, it's ugly. if you can do it more cleanly and not allow general embedding of iframes, please post your solution here, or submit a pull request if you know git.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 7:42am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

Ranina ranina says

We all miss the Start and End tags on YouTube videos.

ok, that will be top priority this weekend

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 8:08pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 18

@turtledove i got your mail and am seriously studying all the points in it! was not in junk. i was just repeating your suggestion.

please send more suggestions. also, post them here for others to comment on.

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 7:56pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

testing out the html del tag

does it show strikethrough?

yes it does!

Patrick   befriend (63)   ignore (4)   Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 5:37pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

justme says

And it made me think about how Patnet can be a good resource for random questions one might have, because there is a lot of people here that we all kind of know over time, if not face-to-face.

let me know if there's some way to make it easier to ask and answer such questions.

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