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Tyler Ritchie
Attended Washington State University
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Bug when sharing with multiple non-pocket members. If you use share->Send to Friend->Add by name or email and enter an email address not associated with pocket and then select "Add by name or email" a second time, the first partial email is populated. So you have to delete what's there to add a second user.

Similar usability issue, non-pocket users aren't ever saved as recent sent to people on the "Send to Friend" view. Meaning I have to go out of my way to add these people who haven't yet created pocket accounts every time I want to share something with them. It's easier for me to share directly by email which means pocket doesn't get any click through metrics or conversion attempts.
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Why you don't skimp on packing peanuts when you ship things.
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Hooray google doodle!
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Turns out Hobos (the spider) might not be as dangerous as was thought

"... the hobo spider, T. agrestis, is not a spider of medical concern. We have identified the bacteria associated with T. agrestis as ubiquitous environmental fauna and displayed the spider's inability to transfer a pathogenic bacteria. There is little evidence to support the claims that the hobo spider harbors or vectors microbial pathogens. The hemolytic venom assay demonstrates that the spider is incapable of causing severe cellular damage. Finally, the results from the mammalian assay strengthen the hypothesis that the hobo spider does not cause necrotic lesions."
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pooping on the sidewalk may have been a ploy to infect people with his parasites
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This is cool. Why bother with GPS when all you need is an RTC and a photosensor? Also, how often do you get to put data-logging backpacks on birds?
In 2009, at a nest site near Ouray, Colo., researchers from the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and US Forest Service captured four black swifts, fitted them with tiny datalogging backpacks, and relea...
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What's with the ads being injected into the reading list?
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+Justin Rochell I'm not a fan of sponsored content in the reading list. I'm very much okay with sponsored content where recommendations occur (e-mails, recommendation tab, bottom of pocketed items).

It wasn't even at the top of the reading list. So it was weaseled into my curated content. While I'm sure Pocket tries to ensure the high quality of sponsored content, it feels gross. How does Pocket not inject "Donald Trump wants you to use this one trick at the polls" to rabid Sanders supporters or "Fascinating New Uses of Fetal Stem Cells" in a conservative's list, or "8 neat COBOL tricks" in my list. Maybe I'm a COBOL refugee.

All of those mistakes placed in recommendations are more reasonable to me. "Oh some dumb algorithm got this wrong, lulz." versus "Oh shit, did I pocket something about COBOL building a wall with Mexico out of fetal stem cells?"

Finally, while I don't have any need for permanent archiving, tag suggestion or a functional search (the last two being a paid feature is silly, but whatever) if I can give you guys 2*(sponsored content revenue/view) to not ever see it, sign me up.
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Why you don't skimp on packing peanuts
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I hope they refunded you.
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This is cool and I am very comfortable with my tax dollars supporting it. Ignoring the uses in games and computer animation it's also potentially useful for the design (and construction?) of knitted garments and structures using semi/fully automated processes. Plus, there's a sheep in a wool sweater.
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Back-of-the-envelope/wildguess, how much would it cost to design and do a run of 1,000 low-profile, n-key rollover, waved ("ergonomic"), backlit and hackable keyboards?
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I'm looking to sell my Nikon F2 + underwater housing + lens + prism, it's an excelent camera. It was used for Navy surveys and is used but the shutter is accurate and it's been well cared for.
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The Ubuntu 12.04 beta still has the pox on its login screen. I want to know who thought hard-coding white dots in a grid was a good idea.
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Introduction
I use science for fun and profit... or fun and employment. I use tech and software to solve interesting field problems, out of curiousity and to make life easier while building my skills to traverse the polar regions in search of adventure and scientific discoveries.
Education
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
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Fish Counter Extraordinaire
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  • Scientist, present
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • United States Geological Survey
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Frick's Drug
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