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Presidential Middle Names

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The bottom of the list remains unchanged. Poor Rutherford Birchard Hayes.
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The bottom of the list remains unchanged. Poor Rutherford Birchard Hayes.
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deezil
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Fun fact, I once spent a lot of time in Gamaliel KY. Guh-MEAL-yuh is how we pronounced it.
Louisville, Kentucky

Cyber Cafe

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Since we haven't really settled on a name for those online hangout/work spaces that try to recreate the experience of cafes, and I love confusion, I'm going to start calling them 'cyber cafes' or 'internet cafes.'
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Since we haven't really settled on a name for those online hangout/work spaces that try to recreate the experience of cafes, and I love confusion, I'm going to start calling them 'cyber cafes' or 'internet cafes.'
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Life Before the Pandemic

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I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.
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I can't wait until this is all over and I can go back to riding my horse through the mall.
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Linguists

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"Do you feel like the answer depends on whether you're currently in the hole, versus when you refer to the events later after you get out? Assuming you get out."
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"Do you feel like the answer depends on whether you're currently in the hole, versus when you refer to the events later after you get out? Assuming you get out."
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jeterhere
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This hole thing is new to me ...
Kennewick, WA
jlvanderzwan
7 days ago
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Ah, so this is why even the friendliest of programmers can't stop being pedantic?
zippy72
7 days ago
Only because compilers are even worse than linguists. It does something to you.
jlvanderzwan
6 days ago
You got a really good point there, never considered that before
DuskStar
5 days ago
Better a pedantic compiler than one that does different things in different situations for inscrutable reasons. Thanks, undefined C behavior.
zippy72
5 days ago
As has been pointed out, there are circumstances within the ANSI C standard where it's legal for the compiler to make demons fly out of your nose...
steelhorse
3 days ago
I still say ANSI C is the best language, spoken or programmed, ever devised.
zippy72
2 days ago
ANSI C may or may not be the best, but I think InterCAL is without doubt the worst. It beats even Brainf--k
jlvanderzwan
2 days ago
Brainfuck is an exercise in Turing Completeness purity that I have nothing but admiration for
zippy72
2 days ago
Wasn't it the case of writing the smallest compiler ever? I believe the original was 200 bytes?
jlvanderzwan
1 day ago
Yeah, that was the motivation. Urban Müller wanted to outdo Wouter van Oortmerssen's FALSE language, which only used 1024 bytes

Unread

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I'll never install a smart home smoke detector. It's not that I don't trust the software--it's that all software eventually becomes email, and I know how I am with email.
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I'll never install a smart home smoke detector. It's not that I don't trust the software--it's that all software eventually becomes email, and I know how I am with email.
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rraszews
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And that's how our mission critical software ended up using a hot pink skull as the symbol for the alert condition you really do need to take seriously instead of ignoring like the blinking red light.
Columbia, MD

Viral Quiz Identity Theft

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[scrolling through a giant spreadsheet of transcribed data] 'Wow, a surprising number of users grew up at 420 69th St.' 'Yeah, must be a high-rise or something.'
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[scrolling through a giant spreadsheet of transcribed data] 'Wow, a surprising number of users grew up at 420 69th St.' 'Yeah, must be a high-rise or something.'
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acdha
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The “identity theft” misnomer is a staggeringly successful PR move shifting attention away from the negligent companies who choose not to verify their customers. We need liability to stay with them, not haranguing the victims of their negligence.
Washington, DC
djpowell
11 days ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9ptA3Ya9E
JayM
12 days ago
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heh
Atlanta, GA
ChrisDL
12 days ago
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yeaaaap.
New York
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