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mw
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Are those Loebs on Claire's shelf?
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Algorithms

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There was a schism in 2007, when a sect advocating OpenOffice created a fork of Sunday.xlsx and maintained it independently for several months. The efforts to reconcile the conflicting schedules led to the reinvention, within the cells of the spreadsheet, of modern version control.
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mw
1308 days ago
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I would have expected a schism instead of the reinvention of DVCS.
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Cthulhux
1308 days ago
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I wonder how many people will understand the leftpad joke in 10 years.
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Covarr
1308 days ago
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Where does the algorithm for determining what restaurant to go to on date night lie on this chart?
Moses Lake, WA
ddmf
1308 days ago
"I'm happy to go anywhere." "What about xxx" "No, I don't want xxx, but I don't mind where"
Brstrk
1308 days ago
boolean suitableRestaurant(int choiceID, BogoBogoSort dateMindset) {return false;}
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There was a schism in 2007, when a sect advocating OpenOffice created a fork of Sunday.xlsx and maintained it independently for several months. The efforts to reconcile the conflicting schedules led to the reinvention, within the cells of the spreadsheet, of modern version control.
reconbot
1308 days ago
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Attacking complex Excel sheets is a source of most of my income
New York City
Websl
1308 days ago
Haha. It's part of my job too...
c_dave
1308 days ago
part of my job too.
Cthulhux
1308 days ago
"Attacking" is easy. The problem is that, most of the time, they must not be deleted for that.
spiffytech
1308 days ago
Where do you find jobs attacking spreadsheets?
Ironica
1307 days ago
Unfortunately, a good bit of my job consists of using Excel spreadsheets to mitigate the shortcomings of an actual honest-to-Godzilla database. It's a *bad* database.
amijangos
1306 days ago
I, Satya Nadella, do hereby dub thee, reconbot, Knight of the God-Aweful Excel Sheets, may your courage and devotion become a shining example to the people of the M$ Empire Pro 2016 Ultimate.

the dinosaur comics players in: i dunno, some politics thing

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March 28th, 2016next

March 28th, 2016: I keep talking about Romeo and/or Juliet but I still think it's a rad book! YOU SHOULD BUY IT; I DUNNO

– Ryan

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mw
1324 days ago
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We should care about farm subsidies.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Criterion of Embarrassment

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Hovertext: In fact, by this standard, the New Testament is the least true of all religious documents.


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mw
1327 days ago
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Yeah, well, religious apologists don't have much else to go on, do they?
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jlvanderzwan
1327 days ago
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Wait, this is actually a thing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterion_of_embarrassment

30 Days Hath September

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There's a cool mental calculation hack I recently learned for this: If you open the calendar app on your phone or computer, the highest-numbered box along the bottom is equal to the number of days in the month!
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mw
1477 days ago
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The rhyme is and always was stupid. You can fit other months into it seamlessly: "Thirty days hath December, April, May, and November.
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tedder
1478 days ago
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months are based on the yearly solar/orbit cycle. weeks don't have any basis, right? So Mondays are Mondays because of tradition and good recordkeeping, right? Trippy.
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gangsterofboats
1478 days ago
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Simpler: from January to July, inclusive, it alternates between 31 and 30 days, with the obvious exception of February. Then, August to December, inclusive, again it alternates between 31 and 30, no exception this time.
CallMeWilliam
1478 days ago
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best reason to move to a 13-month, 28 each day calendar.
mooglemoogle
1478 days ago
Except for the one month that will be 29 or 30 days
CallMeWilliam
1478 days ago
mooglemoogle: Handle this with one day that is *not* part of a week or a month. That's how Kodak did it.
alt_text_bot
1478 days ago
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There's a cool mental calculation hack I recently learned for this: If you open the calendar app on your phone or computer, the highest-numbered box along the bottom is equal to the number of days in the month!
jbuergel
1478 days ago
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At some point, I learned a different way to remember this. Put your fists together, and then start counting across your knuckles and the gaps between them. Knuckle? 31 days. In between? Not 31 days. Thanks to your anatomy, July and August line up correctly, and off you go.
hannahdraper
1478 days ago
Yep, that's how I learned it as a kid.
JEFFnSoCal
1478 days ago
ditto. That's the only way I can keep it straight.
trekkie
1478 days ago
44 years old, and I still do this every now and then.
achmed13
1478 days ago
Works great until you get to second January and second February.
elangomatt
1477 days ago
This is my way of remembering too except I don't put my fists together, it works just fine if you go from your pinky knuckle back to your index finger knuckle.
GoddessOfCarbs
1474 days ago
Did you own the book "500 Helpful Hints for Kids" back in the '80s? Because that's what I've always done, and that's where I learned it. :)
jbuergel
1474 days ago
I'm reasonably sure I got it from a classmate in elementary school at some point, but it's been ages, so it's fuzzy.

Anti-vaxx? How about pro-disease?

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2014 measles rise

Measles cases in the U.S. just hit a two-decade high. In case you can't already guess why, assistant surgeon general Dr. Anne Schuchat explains:

The current increase in measles cases is being driven by unvaccinated people.

From Aeon, Polio whack-a-mole:

The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement.

Tags: medicine   polio   vaccines
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mw
1990 days ago
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Selfish? I really have no idea. But there's no doubt that they're among the stupidest of people.
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yaserbaqi
1989 days ago
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Filled my Facebook
tante
1990 days ago
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The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement.
Berlin/Germany
mikejurney
1990 days ago
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Parents who choose to forgo vaccinating their children are among the most selfish of all people.
New York, New York
lizamu
1991 days ago
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The great allies of infectious diseases are no longer poverty, nor dirt, but the global anti-vaccination movement.
New York, New York
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