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The bouncer squints skeptically at the ID. "This really you?" he asks, half-jokingly.

"Well, no, it's not," Magritte says, "it's a representation of--"


Guy in front of me in line at USPS, "No wonder we can't win any wars"

Did you mean because Republicans starve government services until they can make their buddies rich through privatization?

Or did you mean because no empire in human history has ever successfully conquered Afghanistan?

Tech Hiring

Coraline talking about how (re)writing your job descriptions can have a big impact on who applies. And how to change how you think about what success in hiring looks like so that you'll... actually... GET non-white non-dudes in to interview.

Gay Community: Okay we'll claim Babadook... Pennywise... Mothman.... whoah whoah hold on there Kevin Spacey

Death is an inevitability.
Lets leave massively uncanny valley data ghosts to freak people out~

The grand irony of that scene is that the "it's a Unix system!" sequence is MORE accurate than the depiction of the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park".

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so, which one of you is top and which one is htop

i̵̋t̷̉'̴̓s̶͝ ̸̂o̴̾k̶̂ả̶ y̵͛,̴̈́ ̵̑w̷͠e̵ ̼ ̶͌ả̶l̴̉l̸͆ ̴͆g̵͗l̵̾i̷͑t̶͘ ̭̮ć̴ḣ̶ ̷̓ d̵̅o̴͐w̵ ̯̝n̵̕ ̵͠h̴̽ȅ̷r̴̚e̸͑


┋ Gender Reveal Party!

┋ Come to our Gender
┋ Reveal Party!
┋ We'll be revealing
┋ what this year's
┋ Genders are
┋ Bring your friends,
┋ neighbors, family,
┋ pets --
┋ There will be plenty
┋ of genders to go
┋ around!

Someone told me tonight that their goal was to smell like "whiskey and armpits" and I think that's beautiful

*sees a poly relationship with three UI programmers in it*
so which one of you is the model, which is the view, and which is the controller

"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. ... Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
(from The Once and Future King, by T.H. White)

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