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Rosetta

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I WONDERED why he kept asking whether we thought the impact speed was too low.
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Covarr
9 hours ago
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Every company has that one employee who has no idea what they actually do.
Moses Lake, WA
sulrich
8 hours ago
or entire departments
zippy72
4 hours ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Pi8yv7-18 (sorry, couldn't resist...)
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Fixing Problems

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'What was the original problem you were trying to fix?' 'Well, I noticed one of the tools I was using had an inefficiency that was wasting my time.'
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Covarr
2 days ago
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You remind me of the solution.
What solution?
The solution to the problem?
What problem?
Moses Lake, WA
Cthulhux
2 days ago
The problem of Voodoo!
AlexHogan
2 days ago
Who do?
Cthulhux
2 days ago
You do!
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putnawa
2 days ago
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The struggle is real
Seattle, WA, USA
dbrandon
2 days ago
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This happens to me a lot.
chrisamico
2 days ago
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Current status.
Cambridge, MA
jepler
2 days ago
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Are your computer problems "for the want of a nail" or "I don't know why she swallowed the fly"?
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
esran
2 days ago
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*cough* no comment
Bristol, UK
gradualepiphany
2 days ago
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Hm. I don't actually do this often. But I might have a bit of a penchant for starting over clean.
Los Angeles, California, USA
tedder
2 days ago
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#devops
Uranus
eraycollins
2 days ago
Contingent Life

Datacenter Scale

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Asimov's Cosmic AC was created by linking all datacenters through hyperspace, which explains a lot. It didn't reverse entropy--it just discarded the universe when it reached end-of-life and ordered a new one.
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Covarr
7 days ago
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This makes me feel less bad about replacing my watch instead of replacing the battery.
Moses Lake, WA
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kazriko
7 days ago
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Great reference in the hover text.
Colorado Plateau
kousha
7 days ago
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"Google Scale"
Palo Alto, CA
JayM
7 days ago
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Ha! Hover text is funny.
Atlanta, GA
skittone
7 days ago
Can't hover on mobile. EDIT: Thanks!
austinstorm
7 days ago
On mobile you can long-press the image.

Wrong

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Hang on, I just remembered another thing I'm right about. See...
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Covarr
21 days ago
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Really, we're all made out of gold, if you think about it. The Midas touch is little more than moving some subatomic particles around to convert atoms into a more valuable form.
Moses Lake, WA
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stefanetal
21 days ago
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The whole 'being wrong' thing is interesting. You do want to be wrong and learn to recognize it, and explaining things to others is part of that process. Issue is how prepared you should/need to be to start explaining things and who you can pick (productively, for you, for them) to be the first 'explaining victim'. One thing that gets in the way is how social hierarchy is tied into what people know (and hence who you can try things out on).

And yes, my kids and wife are totally not open to any explaining. Even when kids are having math/physics/chem problems.
maiki
3 days ago
I find that I am wrong all the time, without talking to others about it. I favor assessment and research to uncertain theory explaining.
nrjones
21 days ago
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This is offensive.
??, NC
srsly
21 days ago
White Hat is the douchey one, and people so totally do this.
nrjones
21 days ago
I'm White Hat in my circle. Or close enough anyway.

Unicode

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I'm excited about the proposal to add a "brontosaurus" emoji codepoint because it has the potential to bring together a half-dozen different groups of pedantic people into a single glorious internet argument.
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Covarr
32 days ago
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🎄🎃🏀🎼🍦
Moses Lake, WA
wreichard
32 days ago
In scared little-kid voice: I see empty boxes.
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drchuck
32 days ago
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I want a brontosaurus emoji.
Long Island, NY
satadru
31 days ago
Only if we also get an apatosaurus emoji.
tante
32 days ago
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"Unicode" (and the absurdity of technical standards when it comes to language and expression
Oldenburg/Germany
wyeager
32 days ago
Unresolved Tension! https://xkcd.com/859/

Oakland Raiders File Trademark Applications For “Las Vegas Raiders”

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Even though the Oakland Raiders have not yet received the NFL’s blessing to relocate (again), the team appears to be protecting a potential Las Vegas future from potential trademark raiders.

ESPN and Forbes.com both noticed that the Oakland team, which had recently hoped to return to Los Angeles before the league handed that honor to the Rams, had filed multiple trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in just the last week.

These trademarks cover a wide range of product lines, including… deep breath: “Clothing, footwear and headwear, namely, caps, hats, visors, headbands, ear muffs, wristbands, tops, T-shirts, tank tops, knit tops, sleepwear, golf shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, turtlenecks, jackets, neckties, bibs not of paper, jerseys, coats, robes, ponchos, sneakers, gloves, scarves, mittens, aprons, shorts, sweatpants, jeans, pants, socks, underwear, swimwear, rompers.”

Not to mention “professional football games and exhibitions; football fan club services; entertainment services, namely, musical and dance performances provided during intervals at sports events; educational services, namely, physical education programs; production of radio and television programs; live shows featuring football games, football exhibitions, and football competitions; live shows featuring music and dance performances; organizing sporting and cultural events featuring football.”

Oh, and: “Play figures; board games; balloons; toys; plush toys; stuffed animals; sporting goods; golf balls; golf bags; golf club covers; footballs; toy banks; Christmas tree ornaments; jigsaw puzzles; toy and decorative windsocks; kites; pet toys; toy vehicles; billiard balls; dart boards; miniature toy helmets; cornhole board games; playing cards; paper party hats”

There are more (a lot more), but our copy/paste keys are burning up and need to sit out the rest of this drive.

The trademark applications don’t necessarily mean the team is intent on relocating to Las Vegas. Such a move would need approval by the other NFL owners, not to mention a full-fledged plan to relocate without interruption.

As Darren Heitner points out for Forbes, the San Diego Chargers applied to trademark “L.A. Chargers” even though that move never materialized.

Instead, this looks like this is probably an attempt by the team to preempt others from trying to claim the trademark. In addition to the trio of applications filed this week by the Oakland team, there are a half-dozen lesser applications — all filed on Jan. 29 or Jan. 30 — the same time it was reported that Raiders owner Mark Davis had been talking to Vegas casino biggie Sheldon Adelson about building a stadium in the Nevada city. The individuals filing those early trademark applications don’t appear to be related in any way to the team.

If any of those applicants attempted to challenge the team’s claim to the Las Vegas Raiders trademark, they would likely face a steep uphill (and expensive) legal battle.





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Covarr
36 days ago
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They should rename themselves to the Oakland Isotopes.
Moses Lake, WA
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