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    I've also found that one of the most difficult...

    I've also found that one of the most difficult hurdles is convincing management that this kind of work is worth doing. Managers and business owners are often great at their core business, but they...
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    I've found that end users, at least in business...

    I've found that end users, at least in business settings, appreciate being consulted and will help you if you're helping them. But that goodwill only lasts as long as you actually act on their...
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    setTimeout :D

    setTimeout :D
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    C++ seems like a really difficult language. I've...

    C++ seems like a really difficult language. I've written a little bit of C and C++ and even that was hard work.

    Is C++ just popular because it's the standard, go-to low-level programming language,...
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    The Design of Everything

    A couple of years ago I was gifted some books from my wishlist, recommended by Jeff Atwood, one of the guys who made Stack Overflow, a very effective Q&A website for programmers. At the time, I...
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    What's "tripping over the cat" in this analogy? ...

    Let me get this straight. In your hypothetical woke hell you might be walking down the street with a friend and say, "Watch out for that black cat," and the person you are walking with will say, "How...
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    How the alt-right co-opted the OK hand sign to...

    How the alt-right co-opted the OK hand sign to fool the media
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/03/ok-sign-gesture-emoji-rightwing-alt-right



    Basically, some journalists are really...
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    Apparently over 450 Jeopardy! contestants know...

    Apparently over 450 Jeopardy! contestants know what it means.
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    I burned my fingers pretty badly by ladling stew...

    I burned my fingers pretty badly by ladling stew into a ramekin, while holding the ramekin over the pot because I didn't want to spill any stew on the bench.

    When we moved into our house, I didn't...
  10. I've never listened to a word that Tucker Carlson...

    I've never listened to a word that Tucker Carlson has said. I don't even know what his voice sounds like and I don't intend to change that.

    However, there must be a lot of people out there who...
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    I'm going to go with zorq's gut on this one.

    I'm going to go with zorq's gut on this one.
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    Eventually, the tiger's teeth and claws are going...

    Eventually, the tiger's teeth and claws are going to become blunt from use. The sooner that happens, the better, but we're never going to get there if we don't let people climb into the tiger's cage.
  13. A few years ago I read a high fantasy series...

    A few years ago I read a high fantasy series called "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind. It started off as fairly standard sword and sorcery story, and then a few books in it veered straight into...
  14. Thread: Open Office

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    I use LibreOffice fairly often (like, several...

    I use LibreOffice fairly often (like, several hours a day, several days a week). LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice, and is pretty much the new OpenOffice.

    I primarily use it for working on flat...
  15. Far-right activist Neil Erikson storms Kingston...

    Do you have a story link for this?[/QUOTE]

    Far-right activist Neil Erikson storms Kingston Council meeting in Melbourne...
  16. In response to this overblown story, a local...

    In response to this overblown story, a local Neo-Nazi decided to retaliate by storming into the Kingston City council and intimidating councillors, shouting in their faces and accusing them of...
  17. Kinda disappointed that they wrote 98.1 percent...

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    19°F seems oddly specific, particularly for a figure described as "up to". Why not 20°?

    Oh, wait. I bet you dollars to donuts it's 10°C, and the writer converted to °F with spurious...
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    A little while ago I was reading about the Roman...

    A little while ago I was reading about the Roman Republic, and the power struggle between the Optimates and the Populares seems to have some parallels with modern left-right politics. The left-right...
  19. You're right - his argument does seem to be the...

    You're right - his argument does seem to be the same as mine.
  20. Seems more like he's whinging that woke lefties...

    Seems more like he's whinging that woke lefties have different standards for the way Dolezal was treated vs. the way trans people are treated, and he wants people to stop picking on him when he says...
  21. Yeah. Maybe I'd take a different view of this if...

    He compared trans people to Rachel Dolezal. For one thing, it's pretty insulting to draw that comparison in the first place. But more significantly, Dawkins is ignoring the fact that psychologists...
  22. He compared trans people to Rachel Dolezal. For...

    He compared trans people to Rachel Dolezal. For one thing, it's pretty insulting to draw that comparison in the first place. But more significantly, Dawkins is ignoring the fact that psychologists...
  23. It seems like you have the luxury of being really...

    It seems like you have the luxury of being really wasteful with your money. Good for you.
  24. You're right! These guys are champions of...

    You're right! These guys are champions of capitalism, pushing the envelope in the field of pointless plastic shit.
  25. Either he should've improved his aim, cleaned up...

    :) I do know one poor guy whose wife makes him drop his pants and sit to pee. I keep telling him that he really needs to either grow a pair or install a urinal.[/QUOTE]

    Either he should've...
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