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Ops engineers always cross the street on green only. QA engineers cross on red, sometimes on yellow. Software engineers look for the traffic and make an educated guess regarding the safety of crossing. Scientists don't even look at the light.
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TIL a piece of actual modern slang. Turns out, when high school kids wear fancy clothing brands (to school?) this is called "a flex" (as a noun), or "flexing" (as a verb). The etymology seems to stem from "flexing the parents' wallet".
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Now you can simultaneously be a Russian expat and an American white girl!
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Blergh ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 2
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^ By the way, I know a place where they sell authentic варёнка, every bit as good as a home-made one. No pumpkin spice involved. ‎· Valera Fooksman
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Это же обычный рецепт pumpkin pie - сгущеное молоко + pumpkin + pumkin spice, а тут два компонента обьединили. А authentic вареная сгущенка называется "Dulce de leche" ‎· the nonsense rat
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Начальник, живущий в Сан-Франциско, прислал емейл что сегодня работает из дома. Цитирую: "Netflix is filming a sci-fi movie in my building. True story. I cannot escape."
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TIL that the leader of Sendero Luminoso is still alive. The name of the organization sounds like such a blast from distant past, but turned out this wasn't that long time ago. The whole story of the bastard is surreal: a radical Maoist that was so hardcore that his group went even after other, not radical enough terrorist groups, let alone every category of Peru population (government officials, peasants, city folk, indigenous people, women, children), he was ultimately caught in part thanks to his psoriasis ointment. He was tried 4 times since, every time in more and more secrecy, and every time sentenced to life in prison. When he was captured he was displayed in a cage surrounded by snipers and police, and swore at everybody like a wild animal. The pictures of him in the cage are considered iconic. Oh yes, and of course he was a professor of philosophy.
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"А ты ужасно занята - жуешь дубовые коренья": Депутат Госдумы Петр Толстой посоветовал россиянам кору дуба вместо западных лекарств https://www.znak.com/2018-04-14/deputat_gosdumy_petr_tolstoy_...
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From an internal email thread: "How many world cultures from the last 200 years of photos do we have in our learning model for emotion? One culture's Happy is another culture's Selling." Sounds especially poignant considering we're Amazon.
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Paint shop is having fun
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Work in progress. This sign is 8x6 feet. It started as a pack of 6" cedar boards.
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You missed an E in the word Middleclown ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
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^ А тебе лишь бы обосрать. ‎· Valera Fooksman
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Рассказали шутку: "Daddy, when I grow up I want to be a Software Engineer!" - "Son, you can't have it both ways".
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It's a Dad joke, right? ‎· Count Caturday ‎· 5
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Actually, in San Francisco you can ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
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Сообщают, что умер Пиночет, наш историк из 239. Ему было 70 лет, что означает, что когда он нас учил, ему было порядка сороковника. А казалось, что ему лет 60, если меня сейчас спросить.
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Ох. Только на днях же отпраздновал. А насчет возраста - его при нас даже на военные сборы призывали. ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev
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Ну, в зависимости от звания на сборы призвать-то могли и до 55, а до 50 даже младших офицеров. А впрочем, школьники и вообще молодые люди плохо разбираются в точном возрасте старикашек. Не очень интересуются. ‎· Список застрявших предметов ‎· 1
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Некоторые вещи нарочно не придумаешь. В Амазоне работает чувак по имени Dick Hardt.
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У меня был клиент, которого звали Brick Wall (sic) ‎· а смысл? ‎· 15
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Ого, "Hardt founded ActiveState in 1997". Legendary. ‎· dixi ‎· 1
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I discovered Postmodern Jukebox. Gem upon gem. For example, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAQ7autd61g
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Emotional Holocauster.
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Emotional Lowcoster. ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 3
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Как последний коммунист подарил девицам цветы на восьмое марта. Реакция ребенка: "Thank you for assuming my gender!"
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Copy-paste from the internal site: "Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Have a suggestion? Need help?"
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Mu suggestion would be to add two items to the list: "white straight male" and "Russian". :) ‎· earlyadopter
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@earlyadopter: check your privilege, you cis rightist scum! ‎· Retarded propagator ‎· 1
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This post collects annoying work-related euphemisms.
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"T-shirt sizing" - roughly estimating the size of a project. Usage: "Could you please provide t-shirt sizing for this proposal". ‎· Valera Fooksman
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"Triple-click" - a (somewhat) deeper dive. Usage: "I'm okay if we triple-click on this paragraph, but keep in mind that we only have 10 minutes until the end of the meeting." ‎· Valera Fooksman
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Reading Bible stories to the 8-year old. The Pharaoh is stubborn, and Yahweh keeps telling Moses and Aaron about various plights he has planned for the Egyptians. Every time it goes like this: "...And I will kill all cattle in Egypt, everywhere except Goshen", "... And it will hail throughout all Egypt except Goshen", "...And the locusts will be in the air and in the ground, everywhere except Goshen". Eli listens closely, and then says: "You know what I would do if I were an Egyptian? I would go to Goshen".
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Slogan of the day
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California restauranteurs are out of their minds and have no shame left.
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Nice one! :) Did you talk to a manager? ‎· а смысл? ‎· 1
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^ это не хавчик, это чаек ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 8
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А почему никто не написал про криптовалюту ФитВиталик? https://fitvitalik.io/
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"Papa, what was first - the tree or the sapling?" - "I don't know. The tree?" - "But what did it grow from?" - "Well, then sapling?" - "But where did the sapling come from?" - "Hm. Well, what do you think, what came first?" - "I think the sapling came first." - "But where did the sapling come from?" - "From the Big Bang!"
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По ссылке у Кукуца увидел свежий альбом Щербакова с превьюшками песен: http://mkshch.com/album-khorovod/ Унылый пиздец.
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там даже напротив каждой песни есть кнопка специальная: "В корзину". Удобно. ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
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I learned about the French saying "to lie like a tooth extractor". Today, I'm putting it to the test. The tooth he pulled is in my pocket, and it's huge, just as the hole is. Should I trust his optimism regarding the recovery?
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Your mileage may vary. :) I've got a bloody bubble grown on the place of the removed tooth by the end of the first day. It disappeared eventually. Was really weird touching it with the tongue. I also remember getting a full plastic bottle of vicodin as a prize – more than I've got after my knee surgery. :) ‎· earlyadopter
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The set of tenets of one of the highly visible internal projects in the company starts with the most important one. Quote: "Don't break the fucking website".
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