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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Math

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I've been told by programmers that physicists make the worst code because they want all the variables to be single letters instead of descriptions of what the variable means.


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Lythimus
27 days ago
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I've found engineers and grad students write worse code than physicists, but I don't have the broadest sample.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Captcha

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Are you SURE you're clicking a boat? What if that's what a bomb looks like?


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Lythimus
105 days ago
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Military drone operators get to do life-or-death CAPTCHAs. I hope Google doesn't start incorporating those.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Applications

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As far as I can tell, the guy on the right is wearing a large red cheese.


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Lythimus
203 days ago
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I love that academic mathematicians didn't have a sense of style even back then. Wait... are those Gucci sandals?
jlvanderzwan
201 days ago
What kind of wool are those socks made out of?
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - On

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And wait till you find out what each peripheral is for.


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Lythimus
381 days ago
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Just stay away from anything labeled a 'dongle'.
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Cursed Chair

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The Wirecutter staff called the Herman Miller Siege Perilous "the most cursed product we've ever had to fight" and "nearly as immortal as it boasts."
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Lythimus
435 days ago
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Really though, Herman Miller chairs are life savers, not plague-causers. Steal one from your work if you're working from home :)
michelslm
373 days ago
Amen to that. I relocated during WFH so have to but my own but so worth it
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435 days ago
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The Wirecutter staff called the Herman Miller Siege Perilous "the most cursed product we've ever had to fight" and "nearly as immortal as it boasts."
weelillad
432 days ago
OMG this is really a thing: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCYaKA4GLrg/

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Star Wars

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I'm not saying it's true, I'm just saying you can't find a citation saying it's false.


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Lythimus
446 days ago
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This is fascinating. I also learned from a knowledgable lawyer, Charlie Day, that one can "burn trash up, get a nice smokey smell in here and let that smoke go into the sky where it turns into stars."
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