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  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Good one, Keybounce. Reminded me of this little gem: http://xkcd.com/917/...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    For his extensive use of angled brackets instead of square brackets, resulting in the redaction from this universe of three standard-issue paperclip boxes, twelve HR procedures, two bathroom stalls from the second floor lavatory, Jeff's broomstick, three MC's and one...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    1. IT Security Protocols state that any and all tattoos on an employee's body (and their family members') must be pre-approved by the relevant Section Head. This protocol was not followed in [REDACTED]'s unfortunate case. 2. Ethics and Compliance Guidelines...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    For inventing the Filibuster....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Submitting Laundry-originated code to the OCC contest is strictly forbidden, as [REDACTED] should have known full well. That said code caused the machine running it to become a sentient and loyal Laundry employee (contractor? asset?), while a commendable feat of...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    In gross abuse of his authority and access permissions as a senior HR Staff-Member, [REDACTED] contracted with an off-shore provider to create and maintain an online training presentation (WBT, Web-Based Training) without due process of approval and review by the...
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    @sergeantgiggles I think we're saying the exact same thing......
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    @sergeantgiggles the 74 is for pussies. And for poor, former-eastern-bloc nations that can't afford anything better....
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    I think a much more plausible solution to the "natural born resident" problem is unearthing the CIA files showing his parents were actually deep undercover US spies, that he was born in the US, and having found out about it...
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    First of all, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAEmhqdLFs As for the platform: * Oil and gas lines over the Bering Straits. Jobs in the construction, money for Gazprom, revenue for Alaska, drying Europe of their energy (and Ukraine of their money), and never...
  • Commented on I'm back
    Two intertwined questions, Charlie- If you had to pick a score for your books, music for readers to listen to while they're reading (or, in the more traditional sense, a movie score), what would it be? Would the entire Merchant...
  • Commented on Tragedy as Comfort Fiction: On Death, Drama, Disaster & Saving the World
    I kinda knew it, but reading your post made me realize how little I managed to process my own trauma*. The way it feels to me, I describe as "living in my frontal lobe". You push back everything not immediately...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    For no apparent reason, my connotation was this: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_Salty_Balls So this would be called "Put them in your mouth and suck'em. I DARE YOU!" (and my sincere apologies if this triggers your automatic moderation filters)...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    @till: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anusim I also wonder if you can stretch this metaphor even further, to account for the differences between RISC and CISC CPU architectures, and why one or the other is a better fit to any given operating system (maybe...
  • Commented on And in case you think that wasn't bad enough ...
    http://xkcd.com/305/ Sorry, I just had to, couldn't help myself....
  • Commented on (Flash fiction) A message from the Laundry public relations office
    How can we know that the person(s) issuing this press release is not a reptoid themselves? After all, the "Laundry public relations office" is an obvious inconsistency to anyone with even a remote knowledge of the matter......
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    My main deliverables at work are Word documents- usually no larger than ~100 pages, but with loads of tables, figures (some of them need to be editable, e.g. embedded Visio), embedded Excel files (both charts and tables that need to...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Nestor (89)- I'm not talking about the short-stay people. There are plenty of long-stay aid workers who stick around in the same country for months, sometimes years. The language barrier is the only one they currently face, and learning a...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Hezamu- you're assuming the cars need the internet to operate, and thus are hackable at a large scale. Since this is an obvious failure mode, I assume the car will be engineered to operate with no connectivity, and rely on...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    A couple of OTOH comments to previous posts: first, current cars are already hackable (some even wirelessly), but I don't see this as a major impediment for driverless cars. Most people working on it don't rely on the internet to...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html While this seems US-centric at first, it applies much more broadly. And it has all the makings of a "ruling party" in it. As for economic expenditure- the nominal expense on the election itself is not the highest cost...
  • Commented on Bit Rot
    This is way past my bedtime, but I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. At first I was bothered by the typos, but given the damage to Lilith's brain I'm surprised there aren't more of them. Keep'em, and even...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    First, a note about spoilers: I'm not sure the "spoilers at the end" suggestion is strong enough. Unless you add a lot of white space ("this space intentionally left blank- spoilers follow") I would consider putting "spoiler" discussions into the...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Re: several comments on Israeli nuclear capabilities (yes, that's where I call home). While there is no official word on the subject, common assumptions say Israel holds several dozen warheads, including a second-strike capability (both land- and sea-based). But the...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Pardon me for stating the obvious, but isn't it great to have a high-quality comment thread on a high-quality post? First, a Disclaimer: I don't live in UK and have very few connections there, so I have absolutely zero skin...
  • Commented on Obituaries
    I never lived in the UK, and was too young to care for most of her reign as PM. But one thing I will forever cherish: my high-school English teacher used to carry a pair of largish lead balls in...
  • Commented on No. Words.
    The only thing I can say is Evert Day Counts. I was in the same situation with my wife (back pains during pregnancy), and "a couple of months" turned into almost two years. My brother's in-laws are going through the...
  • Commented on The map is not the territory.
    My first reaction to the map/territory dichotomy was "hey, isn't that exactly what Nate Silver talks about in his book?" Back to David L (#6), I find it justified to try and read/watch/listen as much as you can to the...
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