Beverly Hills checking in. Nothing felt on the tennis court. Peaceful, lovely bliss, as usual.
North of Sunset, Beverly Hills, CA Centre of the Universe.
Hey, R13. Hamilton Park here. I''m still nauseated.
5.9 on the Richter Scale
I just hope Anderson Cooper''s firehouse facade is OK!
God is giving us a wake up call!
I thought my margaritas were kicking in. Damn!
The shock went all the way through New Mexico! This is scary shit!
Aftershocks always mean a big one!
Actually no, this one has the oldest timestamp.
We felt a slight tremor on Nantucket.
[quote]The building I''m in just started shaking.\
And your first thought was \
"Help me, Datalounge!!"
"Actually no, this one has the oldest timestamp."\
Yes, indeed, but it was soon overshadowed. And, no, R29, I knew it felt like an earthquake from past experience, so I wanted confirmation. I knew DL often responds quickly (insatiable bottom ans so on). I knew it wasn''t a big deal, so I posted on DL for confirm that it wasn''t just my building. CNN quickly confirmed it therdafter.
[quote]All right, so for some of these people, 9/11 is still fresh in their minds, and when the earthquake hit, some of them thought it could be another attack. But over at Ground Zero, the muscled, dust-covered construction workers seemed to be holding up just fine.\
[quote]"I''m embarrassed to admit this," said an electrician named Pat, who had been in a fourth-floor bathroom. "But I didn''t know it was an earthquake. I thought the toilet bowl was coming loose."\
The LA Times reports on New Yorkers reaction to a rare earthquake
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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