The reason we don't see a Spectre or Cobra type world organization is that the UN and the IRC already fills those roles.
"The winning side is Chaos and Unreason—mythologically, the monsters—but the gods, who are defeated, think that defeat no refutation." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
Trust the Japanese to take something distinctly American, and do it better: 僕のヒーロー・アカデミア
"based on conversations with people familiar with the matter" is msm speak for "someone who probably doesn't know made it up while we were chatting over beer paid for by my corporate expense account".
"Oh, well then! No problem, go do that, you don't need approvals for doing that." is my favorite way to end a review meeting.
"Because shut up, they explained" is neither persuasive or principled.
Tea is one of the many proofs that we are meant to be happy. Don't gulp it, just sip and experience the experience.
"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats." -- Aldous Huxley
I've taken to wearing a bluetooth headset. It can pair with two devices, which is neat, but not enough. If I'm going to do multipoint, I need at least 4, and could use twice that.
When the other side makes a credible case for hypocrisy against your side, and you shrug it off, you do not get to turn around later and make the same accusation against them.
Hey @email@example.com I had removed my phone# from my acct to prevent simjacking, and you just forced me to add it back to login your mobile app, instead of giving a TOTP option. Why?!
It's going to be hilarious when people realize that stylometrics is a thing. It's pretty easy to tell when someone didn't write a thing, and only a bit less easy to tell which person from a set did write a thing.
"He and his friends were having a party, celebrating the attack on America. He called to invite me, and to this day I have never felt such intense shame." -- ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN
Great. The Weather Channel is Fake News.
today's second wish: that all JAR repos (Maven Central, I'm looking at you) require that all entries must have correct working links to a git or svn url, Or Else
today's wish: that henceforth that all JAR files be required to declare a SPDX tag or include a SPDX document
"One way to be sure you won’t get any more empirical evidence is to demand that the issue never be discussed."
"But I don’t think that drawing the line at mass murder makes me excessively judgmental." -- Michael Isenberg
"It isn’t a controversy over whether it’s true but over whether the true statement should be made or kept quiet." -- David Friedman