office politics, health Show more
I hate the cultural norm that sleeping during work hours is the most unprofessional thing imaginable.
If I could have napped at 1 I would have had 7 productive hours today instead of 3. But no, our work norms are fixated on the appearance of productivity even at the cost of actual production.
This is pretty cool: Blizzard is selling old World of Warcraft server blades in a nice little display case, and the money raised goes towards a charity organization that build schools and stuff.
Everyone else was finished, I was the last sweaty laborer,
I wanted to give it all the details of life, but my teacher said we had to go in
When we got up to our second floor, classroom I peered out the window
And the scale, my god the scale
My beautiful whale curved gracefully around the top of bus loop, absolutely reigning over all the others
I felt very small
I wanted to draw the whale in blue, but before I’d even drawn from nose to tail, a single line, I ran out of blue.
Soon I ran out of every color, and began to beg pieces from the other students.
It was hot, but I kept at it, soon an outline, then fins, then eyes and a mouth
My rainbow whale came together
Insults Show more
Well if that wasn't the most prototypical mooner interaction.
>Says something about a shadycoin.
>>Your an idiot you used a technical term wrong
>How tf should I know the right term, their how it works page is a bunch of vague platitudes with no white paper?
>>[JFGI link that turns up the very page I complained about]
>How tf do you think I discovered that they don't have a whitepaper?
>>Whatever you're probably a leftist and I've apparently forgot I initiated this exchange *blocked
Q: Why should you watch #DuckTales?
A. When one of the main antagonists/perpetual failures, Flintheart Glomgold, stages his big plan for revenge, he meta-textually takes over the show's opening credits to make it "GlomTales."
And then this happens. https://twitter.com/JenApparently/status/1171860280436875264
Also the specific crypto they're pushing is shady as HELL. The fact that they're launching by giving away a huge amount of the currency means that they have written it so as to give themselves the power to allocate it arbitrarily, and/or simply done a huge amount of pre-mining before they opened it to the public.
That's the*one thing* that even the most diehard crypto moonies, in their frenzy to individual rediscover why each and every financial regulation they bypass exists, regard as fraud.
#Keybase just came out as a crypto-currency marketing scheme. Moreover, they're trying to spin the fact that they actively hid that their funding was coming from a crypto "non-profit" as a positive, _somehow._
I know they're popular on the fediverse as an identity verification service. If you're using it for that purpose, I urge you to reconsider in light of this.
the text (too long to reproduce) re: USPOL, NOAA Show more
@noelle 8008135 character limit to the rescue!
The fierce storm we know as Hurricane Dorian has concluded its ferocious path through the Bahamas and along the US East Coast. Many of you have contributed to the excellent science that has underpinned the forecasts and current understanding of storms such as this one, which accelerated quite rapidly in intensity. The storm also presented challenges in track which improved with enhanced observations. We know that our collective work, from the scientists in the aircraft penetrating the storm, to the scientists deploying the glider picket line, to the modelers and folks working the physics of the storms, across OAR and in our CI’s, and across all NOAA Lines, we are working the problem in order to give the NWS forecasters the best tools we possibly can to keep America and our neighbors safe. Thank you.
During the course of the storm, as I am sure you are aware, there were routine and exceptional expert forecasts, the best possible, issued by the NWS Forecasters. These are remarkable colleagues of ours, who receive our products, use them well, and provide the benefit of their own experience in announcing accurate forecasts accompanied by the distinction of all credible scientists — they sign their work. As I’m sure you also know, there was a complex issue involving the President commenting on the path of the hurricane. The NWS Forecaster(s) corrected any public misunderstanding in an expert and timely way, as they should. There followed, last Friday, an unsigned press release from “NOAA” that inappropriately and incorrectly contradicted the NWS forecaster. My understanding is that this intervention to contradict the forecaster was not based on science but on external factors including reputation and appearance, or simply put, political. Our NOAA Scientific Integrity Policy and Code of Scientific Conduct make clear that all NOAA employees shall approach all scientific activities with honesty, objectively, and completely, without allegiance to individuals, organizations, or ideology. The content of this press release is very concerning as it compromises the ability of NOAA to convey life-saving information necessary to avoid substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. If the public cannot trust our information, or we debase our forecaster’s warnings and products, that specific danger arises.
You know that the value of our science is in the complexity of our understanding, our ability to convey that understanding to a wide audience of users of this information, and to establish and sustain the public trust in the truth and legitimacy of that information. Unfortunately, the press release of last Friday violated this trust and violated NOAA’s policies of scientific integrity. In my role as Assistant Administrator for Research, and as I continue to administratively serve as Acting Chief Scientist, I am pursuing the potential violations of our NOAA Administrative Order on Scientific Integrity. Thankfully, we have such policies that are independently cited as among the best in the federal community, if not the best. Your NOAA and OAR management and leadership team believes in these policies and principles. I have a responsibility to pursue these truths. I will.
Thank you for your continued excellent work, and your trust. Carry on.
USPOL, NOAA Show more
Last week, an unsigned press release from someone at NOAA contradicted the National Weather Service and backed up Trump's claim that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian.
This week, the Assistant Administrator of NOAA sent out an email, which has leaked, and which says basically "when I find out whoever did this I'm going to skin you alive, you fucking dumbass".
The text of the email is in the image; it's too long to reproduce.
food (+++) Show more
Just got a lotus paste moon cake from chinatown and... I swear these things are the literal best sweet ever invented.
BDSM; fire play; pun Show more
A friend scored a date for fire play with a lady he's been courting for a while
Her calendar invite calls it "femme Brûlée" and I haven't stopped laughing
Queer nerd from Oakland, CA. Literally the Space Core. Striving to make fiction as strange as truth.
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