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Error'd: Trouble at the End of the World
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
"Normally, the solar face in Apple Watch, is supposed to show a single 24-hour period," writes Juan C. wrote, "It turns out that going to Ushuaia (the southernmost city in the world) makes it a bit confused, specifically stating that noon is midnight and showing more than one day."   Wow...Patr.....
 
Politics Rules! Common Sense Drools!
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
As programmers, we all need to fix bugs. As experienced programmers, we recognize that sometimes, the ability to fix one bug depends upon first fixing another bug. Managers, on the other hand, don't always get that simple concept. At the beginning of my career, I worked for Initrode where I .....
 
CodeSOD: Identify Yourself
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
Brian B stumbled across a bit of code to generate UUIDs. Seeing that tag-line, I was worried that they invented their own UUID generator. The good news, is that they just use java.util.UUID. The bad news is that they don’t understand how if statements work. public class UuidGenerator implements.....
 
CodeSOD: Strongly Unrecommended
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
Asynchronous programming is hard. Because it’s so difficult, developers are constantly trying to find ways to make it simpler, whether it’s promises or callbacks, or the async/await pattern. It gets more difficult when you need to deal with handling exceptions- when a task fails, trying to reco.....
 
CodeSOD: The Key to Using Dictionaries
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
It's easy to use dictionaries/maps to solve the wrong kinds of problems, but deep down, what's more elegant than a simple hashed map structure? If you have the key, fetching the associated value back out happens in constant time, regardless of the size of the map. The same is true for insertin.....
 
Error'd: The Error is ...Terror?
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:30:00 GMT
"Lasterror...Las terror...Terrorist...Zoroaster...They're all so close! Which one do I choose??" wrote Ralph.   "From time to time I check into Amazon for new flavors of M&Ms. This time, I think I'll pass on 'Shoe-leather'," writes Mike S.   Gary S. wrote, "Oh, it's ok Illustrator, I'll come ba.....
 

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AT: The Problem With Jeep-Jops
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:00:49 +0000
What is the future of media? What is the power of merchandise in a world where ad-supported models are still shrinking? Plus, a higher level look at the numbers of Patreon. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.” Picks: Andrew: Blitzscaling Brian: Co.....
 
WT: Empty Space Sensations
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:56:37 +0000
Voyager 2 has reached a new point in space! Elon was on 60 Minutes. We’re living in the future and “the mother of all demos” reminds us of how far we’ve come in 50 years. A perfect island vacation! What future tech would you buy for a dollar? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things......
 
AT: Needs To Be Filled
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:00:02 +0000
Changes to Tumblr make us wonder what are our needs are for blogging online and monetizing written works. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Medium is the Massage Justin: War in a Time of Peace and “The Fact that We Can Laugh”.....
 
WT: Dirty Rocket
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:19:52 +0000
An update on gene-edited babies from last week. Machine learning has learned to fold! An adventure in first-class. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Paddington 2 Justin: Doctor Who Brian: Darknet Diaries Bryce: EXAPUNKS Support Weird Thing.....
 
AT: Spotlight Curse
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:00:55 +0000
Can a reviewer really destroy a business? Did a Thrillist writer really kill a burger shop? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.” Picks: Andrew: Mars: Inside SpaceX Justin: Norm Macdonald Has a Show Brian: Ralph Breaks the Internet Bryce: Futurama .....
 
WT: Surrounded By Chaos
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 06:13:48 +0000
We react live to the NASA Mars InSight landing on Mars! Does anonymity have a place in academic publishing? Preapare to panic: DNA BABIES!!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Ghost Stories Justin: Bodyguard Brian: Homecoming Bryce: Sick No.....
 

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Seniors Who Have Sex Regularly Are More Content In Their Lives (Thanks to funny man)
 
GOOD LUCK WITH THAT
Police seek return of cash spilled from truck in N.J. (Thanks to pharmaross and funny man)
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
A naked bike ride through Edinburgh is planned for next summer (Thanks to pharmaross)
 
LOGS ON THE FIRE FILL ME WITH DESIRE, FOR GRAVY
KFC is now selling a log that smells like fried chicken (Thanks to many people)
 
INCLUDING 9,000 BOXES OF CRACKERS
Parrot who has made friends with its owner's Alexa keeps accidentally ordering things on Amazon "Accidentally." (Thanks to funny man and pharmaross)
 
THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO BELIEVE IN
Keith Richards Reveals He’s Cut Back on Drinking "It was interesting to play sober." (Thanks to Steve K.)
 

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How To Survive Holiday Parties In Just Three Steps
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. The holidays are here, and even if you're well-adjusted, you're probably dreading at least some of the social events. Office parties, family parties, neighborhood get-togethers, gift exchange.....
 
Why 'Fight Club' May Be A Smarter Film Than You Think
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
Why 'Fight Club' May Be A Smarter Film Than You Think
 
6 Times Fans Got Put In Charge Of Everything
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
6 Times Fans Got Put In Charge Of Everything
 
The Cast of the New 'Star Wars' Show is Crazy AF
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
The Cast of the New 'Star Wars' Show is Crazy AF
 
11 Forgotten Heroes From History's Worst Comics Publisher
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
11 Forgotten Heroes From History's Worst Comics Publisher
 
James Frey Wrote The Worst Book Of 2018, Here's Why
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PST
James Frey Wrote The Worst Book Of 2018, Here's Why
 
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