Bill Bates (@WhereIF)

San Francisco Bay Area

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @WhereIF ever

August 2011

aishatyler Seriously. Does anyone REALLY know how to use Google+ or are you all just hitting random keys in earnest like that hyper kid at the arcade?

via web (retweeted on 10:56 PM, Aug 31st, 2011 via TweetDeck)

The major blow to T-Mobile is that Deutsche Telekom (parent company) is no longer interested in being in that market. “Deadman walking…”

via TweetDeck

Maybe, in a perfect world, Sprint and T-Mobile would merge to create a 3rd US wireless company. That scuttlebut has never come to fruition.

via TweetDeck

@weberwithoneb A sad day for T-Mobile and AT&T customers. Not all large mergers are bad.

via TweetDeck in reply to weberwithoneb

T-Mobile has an average customer gain of -74,500 cutomers each quarter. Yes, that is a loss not a gain. Sinking ship…

via TweetDeck

T-Mobile’s profits are down 48% from 1 year ago. 48%!!! At this rate, they are not long for this world. Someone needs to buy them.

via TweetDeck

Why the merger hate? T-Mobile is not helping consumers. They do not innovate. They are hemoraging customers. Plenty of compeditors left.

via TweetDeck

Trader_Vics Happy Mai Tai Day, ladies and gents!

via web (retweeted on 2:08 PM, Aug 30th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Arrogant Bastard is great in a bottle, but on tap? Wow! Racer 5 on tap is a treat as well. Who would come here to order Bud Light or Coors?

via Twittelator

At The YardHouse. Beer selection: A, Ambiance and Feel: F. A stainless steel bar? The rest of the decor looks like a SoHo sushi joint.

via Twittelator

Dear Tweetdeck, please create an option for putting the notification windows in the top or bottom center of the screen. Corners suck.

via TweetDeck

CassiniSaturn Monday’s new image: Peering through the haze of Titan for a view of the dark region called Belet —>

via bitly (retweeted on 4:17 PM, Aug 29th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

joyosmanski how i dream… If you’ve ever wanted to walk on air…

via Flipboard (retweeted on 11:37 AM, Aug 29th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

SanJoseSharks #Sharks Announce 2011-12 Television Schedule.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:19 AM, Aug 29th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Scientists Discover ‘Diamond Planet’ Orbiting Pulsar:

via web

What is the over under on how many times we will see “Irene” and “fury” in a news story title?

via TweetDeck

Exoplanetology M101 supernova How many worlds were destroyed? How many will be created from it?

via TwidroydPRO (retweeted on 11:42 PM, Aug 25th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@mingyeow It wasn’t Bill Gates as much as it was IBM’s blunder at letting the clone market come to pass.

via web in reply to mingyeow

IPhone App update #fail. What is wrong with this picture? StarWalk, proofread content? Really???

via Twittelator

joyosmanski Room in a box!

via Flipboard (retweeted on 4:23 PM, Aug 25th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

So much for traditional family values… Census Bureau: Divorce higher in Bible Belt

via TweetDeck

Thanks Steve! “Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who do.” - Apple, Think Different

via TweetDeck

Although I put it in quotes, I should have added that the Steve Jobs post I tweeted was said by Michael Gartenberg of Gartner.

via TweetDeck

I think homework should only be graded for effort and completeness, not for correctness.

via TweetDeck

I just had a great disagreement over homework with my brother-in-law.

via TweetDeck

“It’s important to remember that there’s more to Apple than any one person, even Steve Jobs.”

via TweetDeck

NASAAmes Cool APOD! Pileus iridescent cloud over Ethiopia:

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:38 AM, Aug 24th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

AstronomyUpdate 5 years after demotion, Pluto still stirs debate

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 10:35 AM, Aug 24th, 2011 via TweetDeck)


via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:19 PM, Aug 23rd, 2011 via TweetDeck)

KellyDMcC Tea Party picks a fight with Jane Yolen: Argh! What is it with Republicans attacking beloved fantasy authors & friends?

via web (retweeted on 3:18 PM, Aug 23rd, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Hacked Military and Government Sites Just Scratch the Surface #security

via Twittelator

kellyoxford Yelling “YOU MONSTER!” after someone farts in a public bathroom feels pretty great.

via web (retweeted on 12:33 PM, Aug 23rd, 2011 via Twittelator)

Fresh, lightly seared ahi and a good IPA is a perfect match. Mmmmmmmmm…

via Twittelator

NASAKepler RT @neiltyson: Quakes Hurricanes Tsunamis, etc. Clever ways Earth is telling us to get the hell off. Yet another reason for a space program.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:36 AM, Aug 23rd, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@harpoon_brewery I hope the earthquake didn’t spill too much!

via TweetDeck in reply to harpoon_brewery

fbihop Picture of the DC #earthquake devastation

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:35 AM, Aug 23rd, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@KevinCrossman The need to sell the 400,000 they have left…

via TweetDeck in reply to KevinCrossman

RT @taptaptap: NYT: “Is That Review a Fake?” EVERY single App Store review would be flagged as fake with this criteria!!!!!  ht …

via TweetDeck

@BeerAdvocate I just tried BridgePort IPA from Portland, OR. I wasn’t in love with it. I give it a C.

via TweetDeck in reply to BeerAdvocate

mbushong San Francisco 49ers issue statement that Raider fans are thugs. Raider owner Al Davis counters “Have u seen our home games? We have no fans”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:14 PM, Aug 21st, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Betelgeuse10 Red dwarf stars are the most common in the universe, & will live for trillions of years. So none have ever been seen to die #wonders

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:33 AM, Aug 21st, 2011 via TweetDeck)

SpaceUpdating Fireball Leads to Midwest Meteorite Alert, NASA Warns

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 11:09 PM, Aug 20th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Pitching may win championships, but offense is what gets you into the playoffs. #SFGiants, you better get consistent soon…

via TweetDeck

Too bad this doesn’t work with my bank… RT @BreakingNews: VP Joe Biden tells China that US is good for debt, would never default.

via TweetDeck

SpaceUpdating ‘Curiosity’ robot is bound for Mars - KPLC

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 9:25 PM, Aug 20th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

At what point will spam email switch from offering large sums of money to getting you large numbers of Twitter followers?

via TweetDeck

@KevinCrossman I got carded at CVS when buying a 5 Hour Energy shot. The prescription drugs I picked up… nope.

via TweetDeck in reply to KevinCrossman

lifehacker Didn’t get a Windows disc with your new laptop? Download the ISO:

via web (retweeted on 12:22 PM, Aug 20th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Wonderful candid shots from Star Trek: The Next Generation

via TweetDeck

thinkgeek Today in Geek History: Gene Roddenberry, explorer of new worlds & civilizations, is born in 1921. Raise a cup of Romulan ale in his memory.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:35 AM, Aug 19th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

NewHorizons2015 In ’05 we learned Pluto has not 1 but 3 moons; this yr we discovered another! How many moons do u think will be discovered in the future?

via web (retweeted on 6:18 AM, Aug 19th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

suzanne_ra Biologists’ discovery may force revision of biology textbooks: Novel chromatin particle halfway between DNA and a nu…

via HootSuite (retweeted on 5:51 PM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Quote of the week, “Don’t you think as a host, if I say this is what I want to talk about, that’s what we should address?”

via TweetDeck

Which is funnier, the story of Gerard Depardieu peeing on an airplane floor or watching Anderson Cooper lose it!

via TweetDeck

TheMacalope Facepalm?

via Twitterrific for Mac (retweeted on 2:47 PM, Aug 18th, 2011 via Twittelator)

KevinCrossman Another one bites the dust #iPadCompetitors #RIPtouchpad

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:50 PM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

SanJoseSharks #Sharks announce 2011 Training Camp Schedule. Practices @ Sharks Ice South Rink limited to 1st 250 people. #ArriveEarly

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:48 PM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@canhazinterwebs Really, your bot is only programed with that one response? You don’t deserve to use Interwebs. #EpicFail #Loser

via TweetDeck in reply to canhazinterwebs

safety Seeing Tweets that you need to sign a petition to keep Twitter free? Don’t click. It’s fake and will steal your password.

via web (retweeted on 11:14 AM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

That quote was from Harry McCracken. See the article: More Evidence That There’s No “Tablet Market”

via TweetDeck

A great quote , “It’s been 19 months since the iPad was announced, and the rest of the industry still feels like it’s in dress rehearsal.”

via TweetDeck

SpaceUpdating See a ‘falling star’ from above

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

teamcymru Want jail with those fries? How not to #hack from McDonalds…if only attribution was always this easy

via Team Cymru News (retweeted on 7:49 AM, Aug 18th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@wilw Anything but orange is good. I am in favor of bringing back the green starburst.

via Twittelator in reply to wilw

@btolsen Yeah, I get twitzophrenic sometimes.

via Twittelator in reply to btolsen

@bamana LOL, North Korea couldn’t put up a realistic fight. WWIII will not be with them.

via Twittelator in reply to bamana

SpaceUpdating NASA says Comet Elenin is no threat to Earth

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 8:28 PM, Aug 17th, 2011 via Twittelator)

@btolsen I agree. I am just saying that it will not happen any time soon. the Catholic Church changes faster than grammatical rules. ;-)

via TweetDeck in reply to btolsen

@btolsen the basic rule is not likely to change anytime soon. Just exceptions added. We like exceptions in America. that is how we roll. :-)

via TweetDeck in reply to btolsen

@btolsen I agree, but not nearly as fast or as much as folks may like. The period and comma rule had been in effect since the 1800s.

via TweetDeck in reply to btolsen

@btolsen Agreed. This particular rule is not in dispute, however. Well, within American grammar, anyway. :-)

via TweetDeck in reply to btolsen

@KevinCrossman Quoting hyperlinks should be avoided. The basic rule won’t change. There are already exceptions for things like hyperlinks.

via Twittelator in reply to KevinCrossman

Have you been to It looks like a lame AOL or Yahoo! homepage from the 90s (although sadly, has not changed much).

via TweetDeck

Will ESPN ever move back to Disney’s failed Go Network needs to be purged from the Interwebs.

via TweetDeck

Okay, this website of improper use of quotation marks is hilarious! Thanks for sharing @ranathusseini!

via TweetDeck

KevinCrossman I find it ironic, and annoying, that Trader Joe’s sells peanuts in a plastic bag rather rather than a recycle-able jar

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:13 AM, Aug 17th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Tweetdeck is acting crazy today. It just retweeted the wrong tweet. It is a twitastrophe!!!

via TweetDeck

BadAstronomer .@IDoubtIt Actually, I was thinking a research project seeing how often book shelvers at libraries get sick would be interesting. #Serious

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:05 AM, Aug 17th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

My favorite quote of the summer comes from BB13’s Lawon, “It’s a Cannonball Run, baby.” Please try to use this phrase at least once a week.

via Twittelator


via web (retweeted on 8:23 AM, Aug 17th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@mbushong It sounds like they added on the Congress package…

via TweetDeck in reply to mbushong

romenesko Florida gov’s staff is about to find out that the state’s newspapers won’t let it play photo editor.

via HootSuite (retweeted on 4:24 PM, Aug 16th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

One of the most ancient and well used symbols of humanity, the circumpunct, in all of its celestial glory:

via TweetDeck

KevinCrossman Another great @FireFox release, version 6 (following v4 and v5 earlier this year). I’m looking forward to v7, v8, and v9 before Christmas

via web (retweeted on 10:55 AM, Aug 16th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

I have been trying 8tracks. It is a good idea, but so crippled by music industry requirements, it will never take off.

via TweetDeck

Yikes, Dan Lyons gets his ass whooped by MG Siegler. Dan had a better career as Fake Steve Jobs.

via TweetDeck

If we can cripple Iran’s nuclear program with Stuxnet and track down Bin Laden, why can’t we eliminate spam email and Twitter bots?

via Twittelator

This is a classic picture. The Evolution of Video Game Controllers!

via TweetDeck

@KevinCrossman Seriously! Our school district is crazy!!!

via TweetDeck in reply to KevinCrossman

First day of school today for us. WTF?!?!? Whatever happened to starting after Labor Day????

via TweetDeck

mbushong If your wife or gf says you are not romantic enough, tell her “At least I didnt bring Gollum to our wedding”.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:15 AM, Aug 15th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Voyager2 I am currently 13 hrs 13 mins 38 secs of light-travel time from Earth (2011:227:2L)

via HootSuite (retweeted on 5:12 PM, Aug 14th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

I changed the screen protector on my iPhone. Wow, what a difference. I think my 3GS may have a retina display. ;-)

via Twittelator

KevinCrossman Dear Mozilla, just because Chrome comes out with a major version number every two weeks, doesn’t mean you should also. #Firefox6

via Twitterrific (retweeted on 10:01 AM, Aug 14th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

SpaceUpdating Colliding Galaxies Form Exclamation Point in Space

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 12:06 PM, Aug 13th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

A good friend of mine started a Facebook page. He needs 25 “Likes” to get a friendly URL. Can you help him out?

via TweetDeck

RT @singularityhub: A First Look Inside Virgin Galactic’s Commercial Spaceship | Singularity Hub

via TweetDeck

@JessInAtlanta You should have put the car in pack, taken the keys out of the ignition and said, “Here…”

via TweetDeck in reply to JessInAtlanta

I took the kids to Hometown Buffet for lunch. We are the only customers here under 70!

via Twittelator

God_Damn_Batman He who fights crime with the most toys wins.

via Batcomputer (retweeted on 1:07 PM, Aug 12th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

jonmchu Shooting big guns with @theRock BOOM. #OMGiJoe…

via Instagram (retweeted on 11:14 AM, Aug 12th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Yikes!!! RT @cnnbrk: Postal service looks to layoff 120,000 workers #postalservice

via TweetDeck

MarsRovers #3DThursday from Mars: Oppy’s new panoramic view from “Spirit Point” at Endeavour crater.

via web (retweeted on 4:45 PM, Aug 11th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Trying Full Sail IPA. Not bad. At 6% ABV, it is pretty weak, as IPAs go. I give it a B/B-. It lacks the “wow” factor that many IPAs have.

via TweetDeck

@harpoon_brewery Any chance you’ll be carried in California (specifically the San Jose Bay Area) one day?

via web in reply to harpoon_brewery

SpaceUpdating Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks on Friday

via SNS Analytics (retweeted on 4:07 PM, Aug 11th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

btolsen Bert & Ernie won’t get married. They’re those old school radical gays who think marriage means giving in to the hetero hegemony.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:06 PM, Aug 11th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Disney has a new resort in Hawaii. My question: What took them so long?

via Twittelator

Voyager2 I am currently 13 hrs 13 mins 06 secs of light-travel time from Earth (2011:223:2L)

via HootSuite (retweeted on 5:00 PM, Aug 10th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

zacknielsen Dear Smokers: Stop littering all over our fine city, and more specifically my front yard. Find a new hobby.

via web (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Aug 10th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@JessInAtlanta Sounds like you either went to a reunion for something or dealt with a relative. ;-)

via TweetDeck in reply to JessInAtlanta

I hope the owners of websites that artificially throttle your download in order to charge a fee for “high speed” service all get herpes…

via TweetDeck

I just tried to print from my iPhone at FedEx Office. It doesn’t work. The HP ePrint app sucks ass. I should have expected that from HP.

via Twittelator

I took my kids on a field trip to mark the end of summer… School starts on Monday. :P

via Twittelator

The Periodic Table of Typefaces: What, no Comic Sans?!?! ;-)

via TweetDeck

DreamTDesigns Wow, this is a great list. 40+ Best WordPress Tips and Tutorials of July 2011.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:58 AM, Aug 10th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

MarsRovers After 3 years of travel, Oppy reaches Endeavour! New views from the west rim of the crater:

via web (retweeted on 8:55 AM, Aug 10th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

I finished all of Falling Skies last night. I am a fan. Noah Wiley is great. The writing is B/B-, but good acting & visuals.

via TweetDeck

Everyone who uses a password NEEDS to read this XKCD:

via Twittelator

I have been using Spotify for a little over a week. It needs much more polish, but a good effort. Spotify is closer to what Ping should be.

via Twittelator

@bamana Let us know how you like it. I am not a Sam Adams guy, but I do love their Octoberfest.

via Twittelator in reply to bamana