I like either humor, or learning new things. I followed Welcome To Night Vale for a while, but it slowly escalated from wacky-with-a-little-horror to getting-rather-creepy to I'm-not-going-to-listen-to-this-at-night, so I unsubscribed. I listen to podcasts while I commute (~45 min each way), so I toss in a few programming podcasts occasionally, to remind me what I'm supposed to be doing at work.
Thrilling Adventure Hour, funny pulp fiction radio plays. I've only heard one so far, but it was good solid fun and I'm going to go back through the archives. (Alas, it has ended.)
Fear the Boot, a round-table discussion about tabletop RPGs, with an intro of random banter topics. The "bonus" episodes are occasionally NSFW. Usually has 4 people on any given episode, and they talk about various RPG topics like "when are you falling into My Guy Syndrome" and "campaign endings". All of the hosts have been both GMs and players, so it's a nicely balanced discussion.
Flip the Table, a funny board-game-review podcast for horrible board games. They take "cheesy, weird, and obscure" games, usually licensed, and play them. A few of the games are surprisingly good, like the McDonald's board game. A few of the games are funny if approached with the right mindset, like Heartthrob (guess which dreamy WASP 80's boy your friends will like!). A great many of the games are just plain bad, like Trump: The Game. They finish every episode with a silly gameshow about IMDB ratings, or Ebay prices, or some other odd thing. (Alas, it has ended, but there are 111 episodes.)
Tell Me Something I Don't Know, a game show where the contestants lecture about some topic that's 1) largely unknown, 2) useful, and 3) verifiably true (with real-time fact checker!). Hosted by one of the hosts of the Freakonomics podcast, which is also good. The subjects range all over the place, by design.
Sawbones, historical medicine with humorous commentary. Hosted by one of the guys from My Brother, My Brother, And Me, plus his doctor wife. (I never really got into MBMBAM; it's a little too rambly.) Takes a medical subject, and looks at how it was approached at various points in history. (For example: teething in children, which used to be regularly listed as a cause of death!)
Yes, apparently the move to discourse mangled things and the conversion to NodeBB didn't un-mangle them very well.
I thought the CS posts were moved straight to NodeBB, without going through Discourse.
Anyway, as a frequent reader of old shite antique posts I can confirm tht pretty much every link in both directions (replying to and replies to this post) is fucked up.
(A cookie for anyone who knows that story. No, wait, I think I mentioned it here before... in any case, the way I wrote it right now should make the problem obvious. On the Lisa, there was a space, but the system font was something like Chicago 10pt., so...)
@djls45 Wow, that never even occurred to me. Why would they pick that name?
Our name, 84.51°, represents the longitude of our headquarters at Fifth and Race streets in Cincinnati, Ohio. Historically, defining the concept of longitude involved some of the greatest scientific minds and took centuries to uncover. We embrace that same explorer mindset and seek deep knowledge to bring about clarity and actionable insights in the realm of data and analytics.
In other words, they spent more time explaining their name than explaining what they do.
If they move, do they have to change the company name?
I play a lot of Duskers. I had a dream recently where I happened across the developer, Tim Keenan, in a restaurant or something, and we got to talking. I was trying to figure out the best way to shift the subject to the sheer number of bugs in the game that needed fixing without being rude about it.
I also had a somewhat lucid dream during a short nap - I was walking around and into my house when I stopped in the kitchen and realized I was dreaming, so I tried flying, and I noclipped through the ceiling before hovering back down - cool! I tried to do more but it broke the dream and I woke up.
Still no sound in those dreams or any other dreams I've had.
"Others (myself included) received a message that credit monitoring services we were eligible for were not available and to check back later in the month. The site asked users to enter their last name and last six digits of their SSN, but at the prompting of a reader’s comment I confirmed that just entering gibberish names and numbers produced the same result as the one I saw when I entered my real information: Come back on Sept. 13."
I've rewritten the vendor and transaction database objects no less than four times in the last month because the requirements keep changing.
OUCH. Clearly I do not know details of your situation, but I encounter the general aspect often. Two questions come to mind.
Have the real requirements been changing [i.e. each one was 100% accurate at the time] or something else (e.g. incorrect/missing information)?
Is there a different design/implementation possible/practical that can be resilient to the specific type of change? (e.g. using a "property bag" instead of fixed fields)?
1 they've just never been fully and clearly fleshed out to begin with. I've described our development environment to be akin to the Wild West, hardly a requirements document, no design document, no approvals, no (or very little) code review, no testing, very disorganized QA if at all.
We're simultaneously building the backend, front-end, and interface with the above in mind, and then somehow expecting everyone's going to hand their part in whenever it's "done" and hoping it all fits.
2 I'm actually implementing a property bag for another one of our programs, because I'm adding support for OnApp to our Master Server program, and that cloud interface is quite a bit different to Azure. But this is as a side project because it's more important to build a store that has nothing to sell than to improve our running architecture....
Yeah, I worked for a previous company where we "solved" that by just ensuring all our servers ran in ET.
My company is doing that. There's been a little talk about switching, but I'm not sure whether that's in the upcoming major version or not. In the meantime, we have to deal with timezone differences and daylight savings changes during the year, especially with historical timestamps. It's because of this that I learned that British time and American time switch their daylight savings offset about a week apart. For half the year, all our data for the other half of the year appear to be timestamped an hour off. For locations in the UK, during the two week-long times in the year when one is on daylight savings and the other isn't, the historical timestamps either agree or are off by two hours instead of one.
Problem is: there's (practically) no such thing as ET.
Yeah, I don't believe flying-bicycle aliens exist, either.
Unfortunately, as some have suspected, the image of the eclipse that was posted is indeed modified further than simple contrast and saturation changes. It is two exposures edited into a single image.
It started out as a Facebook post of a piece of simple art I created and quickly grew to something that it was not due to the way I described and promoted the image. I have mislead a lot of people and I apologize for that. I was seeking recognition for my photography, but not in this way.
I would like to state that I have not made any monetary gain from this image, have closed down the print shop and have declined all media interviews related to this piece. I have wasted the time of many people and I apologize for that. I realize that the only reason this piece of work was significant was the story behind it which is not true.
I apologize to all who were involved in tracking down the pilots. They were flying overhead at that point in time, but not exactly as is shown in the image.
A case can be made that the flags with those two options should be swapped around — or at least that the American flag should be with “English (Traditional)” and perhaps some other qualifier added for the English shown with the British flag.
Seems Traditional is right. We should have "Betterer"
As a different concern, any Earth life that might succeed in thriving somewhere else could potentially evolve into something outright deadly to all life on Earth without any of the environmental pressures present on Earth.
The idea of extraterrestrial invasive species killing all bacteria (and by extension every other living being) on Earth seemed a bit scary.
Then I remembered that a genetically engineered airborne bacterium that kills all of humanity is a much more real threat, and has been for quite a while. So that's a relief.