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11/18/2022 9:35:55 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
Topic: Quotes
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The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination.

11/10/2022 10:57:25 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
Topic: Quotes
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"Inflation, as this term was always used everywhere and especially in this country, means increasing the quantity of money and bank notes in circulation and the quantity of bank deposits subject to check. But people today use the term `inflation' to refer to the phenomenon that is an inevitable consequence of inflation, that is the tendency of all prices and wage rates to rise. The result of this deplorable confusion is that there is no term left to signify the cause of this rise in prices and wages. There is no longer any word available to signify the phenomenon that has been, up to now, called inflation. . . . As you cannot talk about something that has no name, you cannot fight it. Those who pretend to fight inflation are in fact only fighting what is the inevitable consequence of inflation, rising prices. Their ventures are doomed to failure because they do not attack the root of the evil. They try to keep prices low while firmly committed to a policy of increasing the quantity of money that must necessarily make them soar. As long as this terminological confusion is not entirely wiped out, there cannot be any question of stopping inflation." 

11/9/2022 1:30:36 PM
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I would seriously lose my temper and find a new job!

11/7/2022 11:08:40 AM
Topic: Reference
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As of VSCode 1.69, it has an excellent three-pane merge tool on par with the GitKraken and Beyond Compare merge tools. Here's how to configure Hg to use it (In Linux anyway, for other OS's you will have to keep searching...)

10/26/2022 3:19:02 PM
Topic: Reference
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A little embarrassed that I did not know this, even though I have used PDFs for decades, and have always been frustrated with them because every time you re-open a PDF, you end up right at the first page of the document and have to try and remember where you were the last time. Really a pain when reading a long document or book that will take more than one sitting to get all the way thru.

10/13/2022 9:03:11 PM
Topic: Announcements
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Finally, after way too many years (decades actually!) I finally feel that the game is ready for public usage.

10/3/2022 4:37:37 PM
Topic: Linux
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Running some versions of Gnome have weird issues with when it shows the "standard" three buttons (Minimize/Maximize/Close) at the top of a window. Some have it, some do not.

9/8/2022 12:15:12 PM
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Had some big JSON returned from a Web API project I was developing, Swagger was taking FOREVER (More than 20 minutes!) to display the returned data.

8/29/2022 1:57:21 PM
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I have before heard about the mythical Rohela People, aliens and spaceships found in ancient cave paintings in India, this is the first I learned that they had an actual rocket-based combat system that they were using in warfare against England and it's famous Tea Company.

8/9/2022 9:54:28 AM
Posted By: Comfortably Anonymous
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IMO these things are best understood through the lens of Haskell's `Maybe` type.

8/3/2022 1:31:28 PM
Posted By: Test Dude
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Your toilet consists of

6/11/2022 1:16:59 PM
Topic: Humor
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Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

5/17/2022 4:11:09 PM
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Continuous integration has changed the way we develop software. But a CI environment is different from production, and synthetic tests are not always enough to reveal problems. Some issues only appear when they hit production, and by that time, the damage is already done. Canary deployments allow us to test the waters before jumping in.

5/17/2022 4:09:07 PM
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Have your users ever experienced downtime caused by a buggy release? Have you ever been called on a weekend to roll back an upgrade? Do you usually have to wake up at insane hours because that is the only time you can take down a system? Do release days make you feel anxious?

3/26/2022 4:54:37 PM
Topic: Music
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Even did the Exit Stage Left version of the drum solo!

3/23/2022 10:25:26 AM
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A 10-year-old boy found a centuries-old medieval "Priory Seal Matrix" used by priests. The seal was marked "Seal of the Priory and Convent of Butley, of Adam, Canon Regular" in Latin. Not a bad find, only 5 inches below the surface!

3/19/2022 4:16:34 AM
Posted By: Dan Taub
Topic: Humor
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Ananızı sikecem

2/1/2022 1:30:37 AM
Topic: Science
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This is one of the cooler things I've seen on the internet in a while, a real-time satellite tracker, with groupings and orbital pathing. 

1/26/2022 10:48:50 AM
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There are many reasons you may need to know/use/track the IP that an incoming request came from. Turns out it's not too hard, but a little sloppy, would think there's a better way to get it than inspecting server variables by name, but here we are.

1/7/2022 11:27:05 AM
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Something that's there and we barely notice, taking for granted: A blinking cursor. Before that simple blinking, it was way harder to get things done. This article goes through the history of it's creation, and how much Steve Jobs (pboh) hated them. Good article, except the glaring flaw that says we store files in the CPU. (heh)

1/7/2022 9:26:42 AM
Topic: Science
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Ants have been seen healing wounded trees—behavior that is believed to have never been observed before. When holes were drilled into Cecropia tree trunks, the ants emerged from their homes to patch up the wounds, significantly reducing the size of the holes within 2 1/2 hours and leaving them completely healed within 24 hours.

1/4/2022 9:04:54 PM
Topic: Urban Legends
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Today when I walked into my economics class I saw something I dread every time I close my eyes. Someone had brought their new gaming laptop to class.

1/3/2022 12:17:00 PM
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This new COVID vaccine has several distinct features that make it particularly suitable for use in resource-poor settings: it is safe, effective and can be locally produced at very high quantities. CORBEVAX is easy to store and inexpensive. We hope it will be used in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where vaccine availability has generally been abysmal.

1/3/2022 12:12:59 PM
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Carlin said: “Given how frantic they are... there are things in those records that are going to make real trouble. I’m talking about prison time. It reinforces the fact that they know they’re in real trouble if these things are released—particularly if they’re released soon.”

1/3/2022 12:08:45 PM
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“This is real, this is serious and it’s frightening,” said Brian Clardy, a Murray State University history professor. “We must build a democratic resistance that amounts to a counter-fascist coup — In short, we must all become ‘antifa,’ or antifascists,” said John Hennen, a Morehead State University history professor emeritus.

1/3/2022 12:05:34 PM
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So today, we’re diving into a notorious collection of the weirdest, most unfortunate, hilarious names people have heard. It will make us question the role names have in our lives, and make us wonder if they should maybe be taken a little more seriously.

1/3/2022 12:02:19 PM
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Used to be the average household could afford a NEW car, but quite a while ago that changed to the avaerage hoursehold only being able to afford a USED car. Now days, that's not even true, as even used cars are pricing people out. We go now to a car buyer and a car dealer from Omaha to learn more.

12/30/2021 3:19:26 PM
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As a long-time user of Dell products, and still a big fan, I should NOT have to use a secondary side keyboard just in order to be able to write code on a Dell laptop. As a software developer I heavily use both the F-Keys and the Home/End keys. On my old Dell Latitude D830, all those have their own dedicated keys. But on newer Dells, like my Precision 8510 and my work-assigned Latitude 5501, you have to resort to all kinds of ridiculous finger-twisting exercises to simply use Home and End.

12/29/2021 4:45:22 PM
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We go to the movies for entertainment, maybe to get away from the reality of our world and just for a few moments we escape that reality and enter a ‘Twilight Zone’ if you will, of adventure, romance, and the like. But is it possible someone is trying to tell you something? Is there ‘full disclosure’ being made on the silver screen? Are you aware of the message or have you been oblivious? Following are movie reviews on the Wizard of Oz and the MATRIX movies. They are presented herein to allow you to understand ‘really’ what has happened and what to understand.

12/23/2021 1:34:17 PM
Topic: Reference
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For lowerCamelCase :