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Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names
Believe it or not, some chemists do have a sense of humour, and this page is a testament to that. Here we'll show you some real molecules that have unusual, ridiculous or downright silly names. If you know of any other potential candidates for this page, please let me know. People from all over the world have sent me so many contributions to this page, that I've now had to split it into three smaller pages.
science  humour  silly  cummingtonite  physics  chemistry  geology  molecules  funny 
12 hours ago by fjordaan
There are 2 hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-1 errors. -- Leon Bambrick
There are only two hard problems in distributed systems: 2. Exactly-once delivery 1. Guaranteed order of messages 2. Exactly-once delivery -- Mathias Verraes
there's two hard problems in computer science: we only have one joke and it's not funny. -- Phillip Scott Bowden
programming  quotes  humour 
14 hours ago by np
An Oral History of ‘Office Space’ - The Ringer
Judge: I was just imagining the wall of my studio apartment when I had my first engineering job. I just put nothing up on the wall.

Panitch: Mike wouldn’t budge. He just wanted the couches and one picture. It was so much about authenticity for Mike, and that’s really where it would have read on film really boring. The lesson is that was the fucking point.

Rappaport: I just remember joking around: “Wow, we’re the first people to make an $11 million dollar movie look like a $3 million movie.”
movies  history  humour 
yesterday by will.brien
Crashing episode 4 recap: “MC, Middle, Headliner” explains a big debate - Vox
Crashing has always argued that anything can be funny if you do the work to make it so. Jason’s essential premise — maybe there’s some truth to stereotypes — could perhaps make for a great set if he put in the work of figuring out better material, or if he found a way to give that premise an ironic spin, or literally anything but what he does. And yet people still laugh at him because his jokes have some polish to them and because his frustration at the idea that other people can get laughs more easily than he can in 2019 mirrors the frustration that plenty of other white men feel in a world that’s become ever so marginally more inconvenient for them. (Like... one one-thousandth of a percent more inconvenient, but still.)
comedy  crashing  jokes  humour  sexism 
3 days ago by johndodds
The “Bug-O” Notation
Many online discussions about APIs are primarily concerned with aesthetics. But that doesn’t say much about what it feels like to use an API in practice.

I have a metric that helps me think about this. I call it the Bug-O notation:

2019  blog  article  software-craft  software-design  humour 
3 days ago by bignose
Our destiny is in the hands of Rees-Mogg’s unfinished robot sidekick | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian
"And yet, the Tories continue to poll ahead of Labour. It’s always encouraging to hear Corbyn boosters honk about how much they’d expect him to put on in a campaign situation. The slightly incredulous response has to be: um, yes?! I should hope so?! I mean, you would hope that anyone might improve on losing to a party that is essentially a gif of someone lighting their own fart and then being consumed by the fireball. Against that sort of competition, you would expect to be able to run one of the more divisive Sesame Street Muppets – ie Elmo – and put on a few points. It’s hardly a kitemark.

As for how the rest of the week was spent, there’s a point at which politicians’ preoccupations cease to be curiosities and tip over into the realm of horrifying psychiatric diagnoses. Kurt Vonnegut wrote his satirical novel Cat’s Cradle after becoming troubled by what he saw as the indifference of pure scientists contributing their theoretical work towards the development of practical horrors such as the atomic bomb. The title referred to the childish game he imagined one of these rarefied individuals playing right at the moment the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. If we crash out of the EU without a deal, I hope someone publishes a coffee-table book detailing each of the irrelevant arguments we had on each day as the Brexit doomsday clock ticked down. T-minus 42 days: was Churchill a shit or not? T-minus 41 days: where do you stand on the Boer war?

There is something truly grotesque about all this playing out as children around the country and the world strike from school to protest against climate emergency. In Westminster, a generation who will never be forgiven don’t even have the thing they won’t be forgiven for on their radar. It is left, shamefully, to actual kids to point it out. With absolute ironicidal inevitability, then, May made the time to criticise the nation’s young for their actions. Apparently, the climate strike “wastes lesson time”. Just to be clear, Prime Minister, on Thursday a party colleague requested an emergency parliamentary debate on Winston Churchill, who literally DIED IN 1965. Can you grown-ups give the kids another lecture on time-wasting, please? And if there’s any time before Brexit left after that, how about a game of cat’s cradle?"
brexit  humour  uk  opinion  guardian 
3 days ago by np
Bart Simpson Chalkboard Generator |
Tired of all the crappy bart simpson chalkboard generators? Yeah so was I, so I whipped this monster up! Have fun and follow me on twitter @iyae!
humour  blackboard  generator 
5 days ago by pmigdal
BBC Radio 4 - Mark Steel's in Town
Comedian Mark Steel visits towns across the UK and creates a show for a local audience | Mark Steel is a stand-up comedian, radio presenter and Independent columnist. He enjoys writing his column because no one ever takes it literally.
bbc  radio  travel  guide  regions  politics  society  satire  humour  social  comments 
6 days ago by asaltydog

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