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October 6, 2011

Experts' Expert: How to permanently delete your Facebook account


What with all the commotion here the past couple days about the pros and cons of social networking as regards job prospects, I'm certain there are those who've decided to bag the whole thing.

For you, Walt Mossberg's expert advice on how to remove yourself from the Facebook universe.

Q. How do I permanently delete a Facebook account?

A. Facebook doesn't make it quick or easy. The default choice is to "deactivate" your account, which allows you to change your mind and reactivate, and thus spare the company the loss of a member. Deactivated accounts can’t be seen by others, but all their data remain on Facebook’s servers. You can totally and permanently delete an account, but this isn't a simple process. You have to submit a request, at http://on.fb.me./n5OemK, or go to the Facebook help center and search for "delete account." Then you have to wait awhile, while Facebook hopes you change your mind. More information on both options is at: http://on.fb.me/pxjtS2.

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October 6, 2011 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

F in Exams — The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers


The reason I posted this is because I liked the cover.

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October 6, 2011 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"All My Children" — The complete history


The final episode aired Friday, September 23, 2011, ending a 41 year-long run.

Everything of importance that's ever happened since the show's 1970 debut is here.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

[via New York Magazine and @caitlinroper]

October 6, 2011 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Limited-Edition Carrara Marble Pallet Table


Edition of 30 hand made pieces, each signed and numbered by the designer, Prague-based Jakub Berdych.

120cm x 80cm x 13.5cm (47" x 32" x 5").

Price on request; apply within.

[via Fancy]

October 6, 2011 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Rare albino alligator at the National Aquarium

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From today's Washington Post: "A rare albino alligator has taken up residence at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She doesn't have a name yet, but the aquarium is preparing a naming contest."

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There are fewer than 100 albino alligators in the world.

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"Albino alligators have a much lower chance of survival because of their inability to use camouflage."

October 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

"Home Made" Cookie Stamper


From the website:



In an age where we buy everything from roasted chickens to frozen waffles at the supermarket, the food we make ourselves is especially special.


Mark your home made cookies with pride with this stamp.


Let everyone know that in the face of industrial and corporate hegemony, you made some sweeties.

3.5" x 3" x 3".




October 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

EatYourBooks — "The fastest way to find recipes in cookbooks you own"

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Long story short: "Today, the online cookbook indexing service called Eat Your Books (www.eatyourbooks.com) lets [you] instantly search the index of nearly every cookbook [you] own. When [you] find the recipe [you] want, the website tells [you] the book that it's in."

Free, the way we like it (you have to buy the cookbooks, though).

October 6, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

Cheese Paper — Because "cheese is alive"

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That's good enough for me.

12-sheet package.


October 6, 2011 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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