I distinctly remember posing this exact question to my parents when I was like 8 or 10. I even used the same color in my question. I even remember where we were at the moment (waiting at a bus stop near Sosnovka on the way home from a party), which makes this one of the precious few surviving memories of the childhood. Needless to say, I still have no answer.
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Говорят, Зарядье проектировали те же чуваки, которые делали High Line в Нью-Йорке. Между тем, если кто не в курсе, High Line - это такой архитектурный салют людям нетрадиционной ориентации, о чем они там в High Line звонят на каждом углу. Что же это получается, прямо под стенами Кремля приютили злейших абоминантов? А они, значит, теперь будут откусывать от православия по кусочку? И когда уже паства пойдет на нечестивцев с вилами и хоругвями?
So five people liked the comment "being a conservative is a mental issue" to a post about a boy who killed himself, and besides, he was a conservative. You brave sarcastic wicked-smart edgy cynic modern people, I hope you realize that you're, what do they call it, scum. I'm glad I don't know any of you.
First suicide in Gunn High this school year, on the FIRST day of school. The guy was a senior, a conservative, have been bullied for that (but it's not clear whether this was the reason). No apparent mental issues, no excessive parental pressure (which is mostly an asian thing, and he was white). Two younger siblings, one of them starting in Gunn this year. What a horrible life to live he left to his parents and siblings. Fuck.
Goddamit, Randal hits below the belt again, this time with a hover text to xkcd:1875: "It's hard to train deep learning algorithms when most of the positive feedback they get is sarcastic".
From a work email: "Jesus, Valera, please let me know if the above fulfills the requirements". This is not an exasperated plea: we have someone named Jesus on an adjacent team, that's all. By the way, Jesus is in Japan. He works with clients.
Ice cream landscape is the hottest battle turf these days, at least here in California. It used to be FroYo (and before it Boba Tea) but no longer. "Cream" came and went (hand-made ice cream sandwiched between two cookies); "Icicles" is on the rise (described as "Thai rolled ice cream"); and today I inspected "Creamistry" where they make ice cream in front of you using liquid nitrogen.
Coffee shop "Dolce Espresso" in the heart of industrial San Jose. Yes, we probably should've figured this out as soon as we saw a name like this in a location like this. Or when we saw a huge banner advertising lottery tickets. But we still went in because we only had 10 minutes and needed coffee, and because we liked the name (huh).
Кстати вот заметил в мокуме упоминание Long Island Ice Tea, вспомнил. В наши дни в американской глубинке этот напиток – это такой blast from the past, что бармены перешептываются и показывают пальцем. Подзывают самого старого, чтобы он их рецепту научил. Говорят, мол, последний раз такое пару лет назад заказывали. Примерно как записать ребенка в школу и сообщить, что его зовут Евграф. Или Horace, если в Америке.
Life in glasses is rarely boring. Just discovered that when looking at my code editor (dark gray background, syntax highlighting), if I turn my head from side to side the magenta words move left to right and back. Out of the corner of my left eye they are almost touching the preceding space-separated non-magenta word. Out of the corner of my right eye, they're almost touching the following word. Other colors stay put.
Can't send direct to @squadette so sending a broadcast. Aleksei! When I'm on Mac with external keyboard and typing a new message, the "end" button brings me to the end of the page, not to the end of line I'm typing. The second push on it does bring me to the end of line, and the third throws me again back to the end of page. "Home" button behaves similarly but it's less annoying since when typing a message I'm at the top of the page anyway. Could you please see if it's fixable?
Today in "You Can't Make This Shit Up" department: Tata started her internship in a law firm. They created an account for her, email, workplace sign, whiteboard greeting - the whole thing. The account and everything else uses her last name. Except those braniacs failed to correctly parse a message from the placement agency, so now she has a username "Rutenburgthis", a matching email, all kinds of signs, and is addressed to as Avital Rutenburgthis.