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This person has never heard of neuroplasticity, much less a non-basic concept
2019-06-29 12:20:57
Science shows that liberal brains, on average, have larger anterior cingulate cortices, an area associated with higher-order thinking and ethics. Conservative brains, on average, have larger amygdalae, an area associated with emotional responses like fear and aggression.

My wife decided to chip vegetables for a stirfry, this is her idea of a meal for two people

Imma gonna die

Looks good! Add a handful of rice and Bob's your uncle.
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#Shadowrun: Dragonfall would be better if Simmy was a more fleshed out character and Blitz was less

Seriously, I hate it when the party members are the story focus, and you uncover it by taking them on missions, but you have enough slots for all but one
i loved it personally.....
but the end is a doozie
it was definitely my favourite of the trilogy

but having a 5 member team and picking 4 for each run makes me want to scream

and I wanted to help out Simmy

I think I've used three of these in the past *week*
- minicom
- startx
- pppd
- xf86config
- bitchX
- telnet
- icq

If you've used three or more of these in the past, congratulations!

You're old

You're like nouveau old.
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Listen, it's not old, it's just not using docker because Google used it once

Sat Jun 29 01:44:41 +0000 2019


Wair, is this a thing? Cancel only the sudent debt of those not drowning in debt?
Mon Jun 24 19:27:21 +0000 2019

Liz Warren: I have a plan to cancel student loan debt up to 50,000!
Bernie Sanders: Hold my beer🍺
*Introduces Proposal w/ 2 Progressive Congresswomen to CANCEL ALL STUDENT DEBT
Establishment: How you gon-
Bernie: With the blood of your rich bosses on Wall St.

I really need a longrunning Fate game

I have a new EXP dump mechanic I wanna try
Fate's main weakness is progression, since it gets out of hand

but I wanna try a thing where skills don't go past four (but keep the pyramid), a skill that can't be raised can have Force or Finesse added to it

Force adds an extra fudge die to the roll (so if you had one Force you'd roll 5dF instead of 4dF)

Finesse converts one - on the roll to a blank

Basically, this keeps the bias towards low numbers, but Force raises the ceiling of the roll, and Finesse raises the floor, with a minimum floor of zero.
This means you could have a Barbarian with Force 3 fight a Martial Artist with Finesse 3.

One would be rolling 7dF+4, with a range of -3 to 11 and the other would be rolling 4dF+4 with a range of -1 to 8

Both would bias to 0 but the Barbarian's lack of subtlety would mean they could *way* harder, but the martial art would hit more, just not as hard (typically)

2019-06-29 06:32:47
You'll buy the whole popcorn! but you'll only need the EDGE!

Digging these definitions from John Barnes that I just tripped over.
Safety: the system must not harm the world.
Security: the world must not harm the system.

2019-06-28 23:50:00
Just wanna say these groups ABSOLUTELY kill people. I've seen plenty of posts of people dying of metastatic cancer that was easily treatable because they decided to treat it with black salve or juicing

Time to recruit a wise old person, a shifty sort with daggers, a priest, and a person who wears armour
2019-06-29 06:16:05
A 3,400-year-old palace has emerged from a reservoir in the Kurdistan region of Iraq after water levels dropped due to drought.
Sure, I guess, though I specified the priest elsewhere.
Yes but its description was lacking details.

My dream team:
- A wise old priest.
- A shifty sort with daggers.
- An arcane-initiated sociopath.
- A righteous armor-clad fellow.
- An half-naked hothead or a green-wearing ranger.
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2019-06-28 15:02:44
Docker is just the Linux Subsystem for Linux

2019-06-27 20:05:40
I don't steal ebooks and I don't give away copies of anyone else's ebooks, but I *do* crack the DRM on any ebooks I buy, and I won't buy ebooks with DRM I can't crack.

Because books I've paid for shouldn't stop working.

2019-06-26 18:54:09
whats funny about working from home is that you actually feel worse about not 'working' than you do in office. in office you can literally just go get coffee or walk around and find someone to talk to about nothing. at home i often feel weird taking a full hour for lunch.

2019-06-28 00:52:50
There are basically 3 types of people: those who think children are being tortured in concentration camps and thats bad; fucking idiots who think the camps are underresourced; and people like John Cornyn, who think children are being tortured in concentration camps and it's good

2019-06-27 21:16:22
@americanwombat @seldo If you want to eliminate your tell just spend 6 months in medical device information security and you'll develop "Resting Yikes Face"

In case you hadn't heard...

I'm looking for a 🌟 new job 🌟 as a software engineer!

Recently I've worked on:
- LTE security research @ EFF
- Apache Kafka/infra @ Stripe
- certbot (previously the Let's Encrypt client)
- lots of Python, Rails, Linux, nginx, etc ... experience :)

2019-06-02 18:08:28
reminder! dont get your ip address tattooed! it changes everytime you log on!

2019-06-26 11:39:06
Tech buzzwords explained:

AI- bunch of IF statements

Blockchain- database

Cloud- Somebody else’s computer

IoT- Internet of Toasters

Big data: Slightly too tedious for MS Excel.

Data science: MS Access.

Algorithm: Probably something about terrorists.

Thu Jun 27 05:49:16 +0000 2019

Survey of security professionals reveals that almost two thirds have considered leaving their jobs or the industry altogether. So who will fill the gap? ... via @Sean Harris

Since there's a skills shortage, while every security person needs to do the job of design, programmer, and auditor, and has to have experience in the field, while having unrelated skills.

And the org hires one person. And then ignores them.

In two sentences, everything wrong with the web
2019-06-27 05:25:11
Dear npm package authors: no, I can't clone your module via SSH, never in a thousand years will I get permission to open outbound port 22. Just use HTTPS.

I only just realized the fact that Feral from #strongfemaleprotagonist and Catra from She-Ra look really similar might not be completely coincidental

2019-06-27 01:05:41
reminder: the left column debates tonight, the right column debates tomorrow


2019-06-27 01:22:36
Hey @amyengineer @ecbanks @etherealmind I found it, this is source of all the cable spaghetti in all the colo's, MDF's and IDF's but not sure how many generations may have played thisπŸ€”


My account is basically "bored pat leave dad takes" now

The one advantage of watching The Cloverfield Paradox is the Netflix section "Because you watched The Cloverfield Paradox" which is full of garbage and I love it

2019-06-26 22:51:25
To counter my own ranting, shout out to good actors like @nostarch and the @bitsandmortar program.

2019-06-26 22:47:00
There are plenty of publishers and bookstores who offer electronic books in reasonable ways that respect their readers. Hell, I like to think we're one of them.

But there are also plenty who don't. And to hell with them.

The Cloverfield Cinematic Universe is the opposite of a cinematic universe

Disconnected movies with related names

2019-01-15 10:04:39
People say Brexit is as complicated as the Moon Landings, but I think it differs in 2 important ways

The Moon Landings were led by brilliant, competent people, following rigorous research and testing every assumption before risking it all.

The Moon exists

I am still not over how Alien: Covenant made Prometheus dumber
I am just trying to let Cloverfield wash the dumb out with extra dumb

Having now seen the dumbest Alien movie, I am watching The Cloverfield Paradox without any other Cloverfield movies

2019-06-26 07:39:58
If a friend comes to you needing to talk, and you don't really know what to say or how to help, it can be good to just own that. You don't have to have all the answers. You can still be there for someone. You might say, "I don't know what I can do to help, but I'm here for you."

Ok can a nerd explain the alien lifecycle to me? Covenant is confusing the hell out of me

2019-06-25 15:15:10
So Delighted To Announce A Thread About Medieval Hedgehogs!

St. Benedict and a giant hedgehog giving each other side-eye.

(BL MS, Additional 39636)


I don't know what is happening
2019-06-25 23:40:24
wait fuck more sea bishops. need more sea bishops to get me through this [19/192]

Watching Alien Covenant for the first time

Why do the stasis pods have a flambΓ© setting?

2019-06-25 17:22:36
I'm curious exactly what protest Google was expecting that could have possibly been a worse PR incident than the "no protest" memos have been