convenient.email

The worst part of relistening to @ttwasteland_ is that Hub didn't know / wasn't a backslash for the longest time.

This is also the problem with listening to Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff

2020-09-21 23:41:08
This is a good time to remind everyone that under the Obama administration the executive branch claimed the authority to kill any person, no matter their citizenship status, without trial the moment they stepped off of US soil

Moreover, ICE must be destroyed

2020-09-22 00:30:35
Me: I want to open an image
Linux: *Opening Internet Explorer in Wine* here you go boss

They're 1% of the way to a second joke!
It is the same joke. They have only one joke.

2020-09-21 17:30:42
Me:
*Points to networks*
Them:
Is this software?
Also them: you're a software engineer now.
Me:


Ok
But always choosing the top, centre, or bottom has worked. No one would *care* if the crop wasn't aware of the photo. We used to have that, and it worked fine.

In fact, part of this was noticing that many apps that display twitter data still do this.
2020-09-20 18:03:47
thanks to everyone who raised this. we tested for bias before shipping the model and didn't find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing, but it’s clear that we’ve got more analysis to do. we'll open source our work so others can review and replicate.

2020-09-21 16:43:30
@HippyWizard The story with the world on the back of turtles strangely applies here, too.

It's biases all the way, but not necessarily only the ones you were expecting, which is why you need to have your team as diverse as possible to defend it against its own biases lest those go unnoticed.

I think it would be fun to build a theoretical lesson plan for teaching modern Christianity to Jesus. All the surprising rules, events, and so on.

To be clear, this would be Jesus at time of ascension. I assume he's kept up.

2020-09-21 16:08:37
I’ve always suspected ‘who gets to work on public projects’ is a large cause of inequality in tech. It took me a long time to figure out how to negotiate for this in my career.

https://twitter.com/geofflangdale/status/1307988229149265920
Sunnyvale, CA

Machines don't learn
Machines (well computers) do math
Sometimes we give machines results and have them do math until we agree the math creates the results we started with

Then we get them to do that math a lot

"Everyone who has been here more than six months agrees that we need a full rewrite to get anywhere. But the consultants think it might be savable" - My last manager

Today my dad reminded me that we used to have 28.8K modem and wifi in our house
I only remember 56K and it was RJ-45 way into broadband.

I wrote a script for my wife, I wrapped it in Zenity, and I made her a UI tool to make pictures ready to upload
It took two minutes, and it took her seconds to use, I love it when computers work

My wife keeps listening to a song where the lyrics are "Ice cream chiller" said a lot. I can only assume it's a post-irony song from an alternate universe with a serial killer called the "Ice Cream Killer"

2020-09-20 18:01:21
We may use libraries 9/10 times in the real world, but learning the fundamental patterns matters as a jumping off point for bigger-picture design. For example, I couldn't write caches if I didn't understand the ideas behind searching, sorting, etc.

2020-09-20 15:21:41


2020-09-18 17:47:09
@choffstein @pat_wilson Does that mean it's impossible to keep the truck in the center of the road?

I've gotten good enough at OpenBSD's ksh that I can no longer use tcsh on FreeBSD without slowing WAAAAY down. Damnit

2020-09-18 13:26:20
cops just love putting their special fake flag on everything

imagine if you called up, like, an HVAC repair guy and he came in with a special logo representing how HVAC repair is the thin line between order and civilization collapse, and that means he is allowed to be racist

2019-09-11 15:24:39
The Bush administration was fucking wild, and often just deleted shredded lots of stuff the moment there was a FOIA request. They routinely framed journalists making FOIA requests as terrorist enablers.

Ok ok ok
Hear me out

People keep making Disney crossover ideas

But John Constantine Hellblazer and Harry Potter are owned by the same company

2020-09-17 19:00:15
ACAB... The police, on the other hand... Am really feeling "don't stand so close to me" this year

2020-09-16 22:27:37
do more with less

do more with less, but understaffed

do more with less, but understaffed and in a pandemic

do more with less, but understaffed and in a pandemic and now add more services but fewer safety precautions

lol, why is morale so low

you're lucky to have a job, lol

2020-09-16 22:04:38
@HippyWizard *blows up an entire race of aliens*
1 day singularity dooms Opposite humanity.
1 god singularity dooms Opposite Creation.

X-Men whatif story if Gene Ray became the Pheonix

2020-09-16 00:18:19
My daughter refuses to fill this out, pointing out the many fields that prove that her teacher is trying to steal her identity


2020-09-15 20:48:06
Friend is getting laid off due to COVID.
Anyone looking for a good SOC analyst?

So, uh, plan for the future:
If someone is on their notice period, don't release an experimental unstable code branch to production and then put them as primary on-call

The kindest thing they will do is quit

2020-09-15 13:47:49
Yes, sir, I can see how hiring a bunch of 3rd party developers might seem like a slam dunk. 😭

2020-09-14 16:03:04
password rules that indicate something is seriously broken in your webapp stack

Image/photo

People talking about JLA monitor duty is gonna make me write some "Ops on the JLA Watchtower" fanfic

2020-09-14 18:29:37
Sony:
PlayStation 1
PlayStation 2
Playstation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 5

Microsoft:
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Xbox One S
Xbox One X
Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X
Xbox Chain of Memories
Xbox 358/2 Days
Xbox Birth by Sleep
Xbox Re:Coded
Xbox 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Xbox HD 1.5 Remix

Purging RSS feeds of sites that no longer bring me joy.

If your site doesn't offer RSS, it will never bring me joy.


12ish years after seeing it the first time, I now understand why everyone who had read the book hated the Night Watch movies

Art Heist Documentary: "Here's info about the artist, and... I bet he might have fucked"
Actual Art Heists:
I didn't get your joke, but the article is great at showing how ingrained western imperialism is. While Norwegian law enforcement probably got China's motive, other quoted people are absolutely dumbfounded that they might want their things looted during a retaliatory military campaign back.

I think my new fridge is ruining my wifi network. Fuck.
I first read "I think my new fridge is running my wifi network" and I was perfectly cool with that.

2020-09-05 14:00:23
Think Being a Cop Is Easy? I’d Like To See You Get Called an “Asshole” and Not Commit Second-Degree Murder Afterwards
Think Being a Cop Is Easy? I’d Like To See You Get Called an “Asshole” and Not Commit Second-Degree Murder Afterwards


I want to talk a little about bounded creation. I am going to be sliding a little between programming and D&D - since I don't think the idea is different for me.
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