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Dimensional Chess

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In Dimensional Chess, every move is annotated '?!'.
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mw
196 days ago
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What does "behind" even mean here anyway?
jlvanderzwan
195 days ago
Next up: polar coordinate chess
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alt_text_bot
196 days ago
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In Dimensional Chess, every move is annotated '?!'.

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mw
1679 days ago
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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
2058 days ago
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I would have expected a schism instead of the reinvention of DVCS.
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Cthulhux
2058 days ago
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I wonder how many people will understand the leftpad joke in 10 years.
Fledermausland
acdha
2058 days ago
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Not shown on the right due to scale: “Enterprise software requirements as documented by the customer”
Washington, DC
jlvanderzwan
2058 days ago
I bet Felienne Hermans is loving this
Covarr
2058 days ago
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Where does the algorithm for determining what restaurant to go to on date night lie on this chart?
East Helena, MT
ddmf
2058 days ago
"I'm happy to go anywhere." "What about xxx" "No, I don't want xxx, but I don't mind where"
Brstrk
2058 days ago
boolean suitableRestaurant(int choiceID, BogoBogoSort dateMindset) {return false;}
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2058 days ago
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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
2058 days ago
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Attacking complex Excel sheets is a source of most of my income
New York City
Websl
2058 days ago
Haha. It's part of my job too...
c_dave
2058 days ago
part of my job too.
Cthulhux
2058 days ago
"Attacking" is easy. The problem is that, most of the time, they must not be deleted for that.
spiffytech
2058 days ago
Where do you find jobs attacking spreadsheets?
Ironica
2058 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
2056 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

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mw
2074 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
2077 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
2078 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
2227 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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gerweck
2228 days ago
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I learned using the "count your knuckles" trick, which I find a _lot_ easier than trying to use that rhyme.
Make a fist and touch your first knuckle (pointer finger, not your thumb) then count off the months. The knuckles have 31 days and the spaces between are 30 except February. When you get to the end of your hand (July), start over with your pointer knuckle again.
You can do the same algorithm in your head pretty easily once you learn the pattern.
tedder
2228 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
2228 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
2228 days ago
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best reason to move to a 13-month, 28 each day calendar.
mooglemoogle
2228 days ago
Except for the one month that will be 29 or 30 days
CallMeWilliam
2228 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
2228 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
2228 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
2228 days ago
Yep, that's how I learned it as a kid.
JEFFnSoCal
2228 days ago
ditto. That's the only way I can keep it straight.
trekkie
2228 days ago
44 years old, and I still do this every now and then.
achmed13
2228 days ago
Works great until you get to second January and second February.
elangomatt
2227 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.
2224 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
2224 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.
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