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onboarding is like waterboarding but with bad ideas instead of water

just out of curiosity I was screwing around on burger king's website

if you add a 10-piece chicken nugget order, it won't let you proceed until you've selected a dipping sauce.

if you select 'none' it still won't let you proceed ... until you increase the QUANTITY of none to '2'

there is no indication that you must order double-nothing sauce, you just have to figure it out

Please look forward to my next paper, "On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities on Open-Source Software via Unethical Faculty"

Wow, they're shutting down the TENS project.
This is useful stuff, and I'll miss it when it's gone.

spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm

I'm hiring, and now it's a choose-your-own-adventure edition!

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Shambling around the internet, you come across a spectacularly-written social media post about hiring for work in open science research. You would love to work with F.A.I.R. data principles, kubernetes, and HPC. You click on the link to pnnl.jobs and see a search box. You start typing.

If you want to be a SOFTWARE engineer, search for 312005.

If you want to be a CYBER SECURITY engineer, search for 312008.

one time I was sitting with my wife outside the terminal at the Mombasa airport and some dude walked over and said "your sunglasses -- they are randolph engineering?" and I said "yeah" and he said "very nice." and walked away

and now when I wear my sunglasses I know at least SOMEONE thinks I'm cool.

khm boosted
RISC-V headline... reads article... more vapor.

this headline has strong balled-up-fists tears-welling-up about-to-run-home energy

gregoryszorc.com/blog/2021/04/

@cancel count me as interested in Mattermost support in ripcord one day, for the record.

The "PinePower Desktop" was my favorite USB charging device, until I realized it just turns off sometimes for no particular reason. I'm zero for three on Pine64 devices at this point.

Any recommendations for a similar device which actually works?

pine64.org/pinepowerdesktop/

All these people who think voice control is the future of computer interaction have never seen a cubicle

I usually get pissed about being auto-added to marketing newsletters, but I somehow wound up on one for a Kenyan airline and I don't even mind.

They only send messages to announce route changes, the messages are polite as hell, get straight to the point, contain both HTML and plaintext versions, and have no remote content.

I didn't make it to Lamu when I was last in Kenya but it's nice to know I can fly there from Mombasa now.

EMSL (the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory) has a legal mandate to publish all our data -- and we're committed to making that mean more than just minting a DOI and dumping it in a database.

If you're interested in FAIR Data principles and want to help champion the importance of scientific metadata, or have an interest in automation and sample tracking, you should apply for these positions!

It's one job ad targeting more than one job. Happy to answer questions.

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Back on my never-ending hiring parade, we're looking for junior and mid-career data scientists!

This will be curation, management, and creating new uses for petabytes of biological and environmental research data -- in other words, actual data science, with emphasis on science! Explore a world where data science doesn't involve targeted advertising!

careers.pnnl.gov/JobOpeningID=

the only thing funnier than elon musk arguing with the onion on twitter is him leaving out that he fled to Canada to avoid national service

I drive an ancient diesel VW Jetta.

Today in a hardware parking lot I was treated to a lecture from some rando about how much better Teslas are. I guess the right way to buy a car in 1985 was apparently "wait thirty years"?

I asked him what he was driving before Tesla Motors was founded, but it turns out he's only had his license for six years, and has only owned Teslas.

Sometimes I miss lockdown

The plan 9 spell checker dictionary does not contain the word "garrote."

A while back I played a prank on my teenaged son by putting a command to play a gross mp3 files in his .bashrc.

Tonight my wife and I were sitting on the couch at about eleven pm, when the Dell Optiplex in the next room started farting uncontrollably.

And that was how I found out that my son
- was staying up past bedtime
- had got my old X60T working
- had SSHed into his computer to get his Discord password.

all these people defending the fsf have no idea who the voting members are

for all you know, bill gates, darl mcbride, larry ellison, and scott mcnealy are the sole voting members.

I want someone to provide this kind of accountability to me

elonmusk.today

9FRONT “MIT FRUCHTGESCHMACK” RELEASED

legal: mit neuer lizenz: mit

aux/vga: Schwenken entfernen, Bildschirmneigungsunterstützung hinzufügen

9boot: bevorzuge plan9.ini von ESP, von dem wir geladen haben

AND MORE

9front.org/releases/2021/04/03

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