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.
Me neither ‎· shalapanova
^ Неяглов косплеит 9000 ‎· a joke is a joke is a joke
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?
А, так теперь всё понятно. Под видом парка гей-масоны пытались установить в Сердце Москвы нейтрализатор некроэнергии, которую генерирует Зиккурат с хранящимся в нём Терафимом. Но православно-коммунистическая энергия Зиккурата победила и стала разрушать коварный нож в Сердце Родины. ‎· dixi ‎· 16
^Я там был 3 месяца назад. Специальные таблички в деталях рассказывают о подробностях, и флаги торчат повсюду. Гуглеж "high line nyc lgbt" дает вполне исчерпывающее представление. ‎· Valera Fooksman
Чеченский террорист Король Камбэков
Seems like they closed the Russian Consulate in SF. Well, so much for me visiting mother Russia in future. Unless it will be possible to renew passport by mail.
How dare you write "his/her", this is so misogynist and sexist to put "his" before "her"! Are you saying that whatever you're writing about is primarily "his", and only secondarily, much like an afterthought, "her"?
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.
:( ‎· DS
charlottesville or death, fuckers ‎· darknet testosterone ‎· 3
TIL a term "torso query".
Torque for short? ‎· Count Caturday
Not sure if it needs shortening. But to elaborate: there are "head queries" (the popular ones). There are "tail queries" (obscure ones). And then there are torso queries, those that are between the first two. ‎· Valera Fooksman
How about "below the waist" queries? ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 2
^ Snake has no waist. ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 2
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".
Would it kill you to put "xkcd:" before the number? ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 1
Fine, fine. I hate custom protocols. ‎· Valera Fooksman
If there's one piece of management lingo that I truly hate it's the "t-shirt sizing". Like with so many other things, for years I didn't know it existed, and now it springs on me from around every corner.
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.
i bet jesus works with clients in mysterious ways ‎· billy ‎· 4
Your own personal Jesus... ‎· ЛЕВАЦКАЯ МРАЗЬ ‎· 2
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.
Meanwhile, in Southern California everybody is "juicing" (meaning "drinking $12 kale/pineapple cocktails assuming they are somehow healthy") ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 1
Are you saying you have completely missed "Smitten"? ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev
You know, it seems that I have! Could never keep up with hipster trends. ‎· Valera Fooksman
Anybody want to listen to NADYA TOLOKNO? http://www.sfwmpac.org/occasions/105623
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).
What we found was a Vietnamese gambling den, with a "no smoking" sign on the entrance door, with air thick of cigarette smoke. ‎· Valera Fooksman
TIL the word "Mho". You too could guess its meaning without google, if you stare at it long enough. Unrelated to "imho", not an acronym.
Reverse resistance? ‎· Count Caturday
^ Or, as they call it, conductivity. ‎· Valera Fooksman
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.
Некоторые вещи нарочно не придумаешь. В Амазоне работает чувак по имени Dick Hardt.
У меня был клиент, которого звали Brick Wall (sic) ‎· DS ‎· 5
Я сейчас работаю с человеком по имени Brando Brandstaeter, должность — Head of Brand ‎· ay4 ‎· 18
А еще у нас, оказывается, работает чувак, чье имя во внутренней директории записано как "Matt') DROP TABLE Students-- Sowders" #WhatWouldRandallDo ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 8
У меня был коллега по фамилии Tv. Ну и другой, Ng, но это не так забавно. ‎· senior citizen developer
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.
And I haven't even had my whiskey yet! ‎· Valera Fooksman
Polarized light is like that. ‎· 9000
Good one:
Alas, not mine: "You cannot spell advertisements without semen between the tits"
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?
Try <s>@uriel</s> @mokum-support ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
Wtf. Let me think. А браузер какой? ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 1
Isn't it kind of default Mac behavior? Actually, what it does on the second push is broken. ‎· TODO: feathers
^^ Chrome ‎· Valera Fooksman
^ Firefox works fine ‎· Valera Fooksman
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.
She's reporting that she "started to grow into her new name" ‎· Valera Fooksman ‎· 1
Let me guess what you are now calling her sister. ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
^ Yes, but really we were thinking along the lines of additional possible usernames for Tata. Also, we were toying with the idea of adding "this" to everybody's name in the family. ‎· Valera Fooksman
An almost-17-year-old took Caltrain by herself for the first time today. She couldn't figure out how to buy a youth ticket in the machine, so instead she bought 3 regular ones.
"They nailed him to the cross and left him to die for three days" - "Why nailed? Why couldn't they just use superglue?" My seven-year-old has some ideas.
Zip ties! ‎· Vlad Kaznacheev ‎· 5
Bloom, gloom, and fruit of the loom.
Glug glug glug my face is a bug ‎· marinka239