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master-of-duct-tape:

holdingmysides:

I found this in my freezer. My roommate said he’s saving him until he needs to save the world.

master-of-duct-tape:

holdingmysides:

I found this in my freezer. My roommate said he’s saving him until he needs to save the world.

xkit-extension:

I’ve been receiving asks from people (and seeing posts under the XKit tag) saying that after installing XKit, they started seeing ads on Tumblr. I would like to make one thing clear: there is absolutely not a single line of code in XKit that would cause ads to appear.

I loathe ads as much as…

I don’t think it’s anything rogue, though. I think it’s the Yahoo-ization of tumblr. They’re trying to make it pay for itself and the way they’re doing it is through increasing the number of ads. In general, we’ve been seeing about one ad per tumblr dashboard page.

Too much, Yahoo. Too much. You’re going to just drive everyone away.

zenhabits:

I’m implementing this immediately.

lesswrong:

In the game Taboo (by Hasbro), the objective is for a player to have their partner guess a word written on a card, without using that word or five additional words listed on the card. For example, you might have to get your partner to say “baseball” without using the words “sport”,…

stepwise:

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Endicott, NY is the birthplace of IBM, an iconic company that once employed 10,000 workers in that city.

Now, about 700 employees remain. Jobs have been cut or relocated overseas.

Investors in IBM, however, have fared much better. The company has given them a ~25x return on their…

The concept of NULL is used in many programming languages. No matter where you look, an empty string is never NULL…except in the Oracle database. It is, in fact, impossible to store an empty string in a VARCHAR2 field. If you try, the Oracle database just stores NULL.

This peculiarity is not only strange; it is also dangerous. Additionally the Oracle database’s NULL oddity does not stop here—it continues with indexing.

NULL in the Oracle Database | SQL Performance Explained

One reason I dislike Oracle—and why so many people at my place of employment call empty fields “NULL”, even when they’re just empty strings (like in a CSV file).

neil-gaiman:

Craig is really smart and really nice and terrifyingly funny. Here, he demonstrates the smarts.

defianceworld:

Always be prepared.