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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Extinction

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One good way to use semicolons is to not.

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Lythimus
51 days ago
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I try to only use semicolons when it's my inclination to have a run on sentence to complete a thought. Even though they look formal, they're good for making print read like spoken language. But I'm no expert.

Tell me, what's the male's opinion on overuse of emdashes, or putting spaces around emdashes, or using a single, spaced, endash an an emdash?
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2018 CVE List

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CVE-2018-?????: It turns out Bruce Schneier is just two mischevious kids in a trenchcoat.
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Lythimus
63 days ago
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alt_text_bot got scooped.
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chrisamico
64 days ago
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TFW people you know show up in XKCD.
Boston, MA
reconbot
63 days ago
You know Bruce Schneier?
GreenChange
63 days ago
Nah, he knows the guy who writes comments on public-facing web pages.
chrisamico
63 days ago
Schneier and my wife were Berkman fellows together. Doubt he'd remember me.
Fidtz
63 days ago
https://www.schneier.com/blog/ one of the best blogs over the years
ice0032
61 days ago
hey I found this name on the ground. think you dropped it
alt_text_at_your_service
64 days ago
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CVE-2018-?????: It turns out Bruce Schneier is just two mischevious kids in a trenchcoat.
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64 days ago
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CVE-2018-?????: It turns out Bruce Schneier is just two mischevious kids in a trenchcoat.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Infrugality

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Before we had kids, people told me I'd stop enjoying jokes about torturing children. WELL LOOK AT ME NOW, BABY.

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Londonoids! Submit your proposal to be part of BAHFest!

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95 days ago
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It's been 10F outside for days and the water bottles in my attic didn't freeze. I wasn't concerned; clearly my dad didn't raise me right.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Language

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It gets really bad when they start using loops instead of actively engaging in conversation.

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3 weeks left to submit your proposal for BAHFest MIT or BAHFest London!

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Lythimus
111 days ago
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Replace all the s's with th's and that's accurate.
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urbanraccoon
103 days ago
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So is it like math where you read all the nested words first then work your way out?
mburch42
110 days ago
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I have been accused (by some) of using (entirely) too many parentheses in conversation (both written (email) and spoken).
toddgrotenhuis
110 days ago
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Accurate
Indianapolis
kbrint
111 days ago
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"Daddy, where did Lisp come from?"

Defensive Profile

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NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it.
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Lythimus
171 days ago
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Did Randal replace his OS default font with the xkcd font?
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daanzu_alt_text_bot
158 days ago
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NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it.
Covarr
172 days ago
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"Respect has to be earned." -> "I am too immature to be respectful to someone who isn't respectful to me first."
Moses Lake, WA
cosmotic
172 days ago
You can be respectful to someone and still not respect them.
Covarr
172 days ago
While that's true, I've found that people who actually use this expression tend to mean it more in the double standard way, as in specifically THEIR respect has to be earned.

Credit Card Rewards

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I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...
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Lythimus
178 days ago
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I'm currently on Charles Schwab's High Yield Investing AMEX card, which is just 1% on everything, but I hear the Uber credit card launching next week is great. I also use Amazon's card for Amazon purchases (5%).

I'm pretty sure most places won't let you have more than 5 cards, which btw, is too many.
cbenard
178 days ago
Citi Double Cash is 2% back on everything, and it's a MasterCard, so it's actually accepted everywhere.
fxer
177 days ago
I use the doublecash MasterCard for everything I can, and the Amazon card for Amazon/Costco (it's a visa). I don't spend enough at Costco to make Costco's visa worth the hassle.
snarfed
177 days ago
this thread, after this comic... 😂😂😂
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daanzu_alt_text_bot
161 days ago
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I should make a list of all the things I could be trying to optimize, prioritized by ... well, I guess there are a few different variables I could use. I'll create a spreadsheet ...
sagarm
177 days ago
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It's nice to be understood.
satadru
178 days ago
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That last frame...
New York, NY
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