computers men: i want to make a computer do a thing that humans do

me: maybe you should ask the humans who do that thing how they do it

computers men: preposterous. absurd

The two approaches to pet ownership in Game of Thrones:

1. Utter apathy

2. “They are literally my children.”

How many times have you overheard this conversation?
“Well, static types are all well and good, but we use tests to get those kinds of guarantees.”
“I see. What’s your test coverage like?”
“Oh, I don’t know, sixty percent?”

actually, the _connector_ is called USB-C. the standard is USB-C's Monster

The "no true Scotsman" fallacy is... 

Oh my God, Kubla, you can’t just *decree* a stately pleasure-dome.

you know, when you look back at all of recorded human history, people keep getting things wrong over and over again about literally everything. but i've looked at the empirical evidence, and it looks to me like our current set of beliefs about the way things are is the correct one

programming is like a detective novel where idk maybe google "body no head who is murderer" and see if stack overflow turns up any clues

the legal system is basically just lawyers playing magic the gathering against each other

everything runs on computers, therefore i am an expert in everything -the actual thought process of big brained computer nerds

Always the bridesmaid, never the APT with Super Cow Powers

proposal for compiler warning levels:
· You can do that.
· You can probably do that.
· You shouldn't do that.
· You really, really should not do that.
· I'm not letting you do that.
· You actually can't do that.

Checking out the "intrinsicsize" spec and it seems really reasonable. It allows you to specify the intrinsic width/height for an image/video element; no need to wait for it to download and thus potentially cause janky page reflows.

"Why just image and video? These are the only elements in [the HTML spec] that size to an external resource." <-- I always found this weird. An <img> has to download the PNG/JPEG before it can figure out how big it should be!

if non-relational key-value store databases are so good, why don't they have a sequel

My ability to take in audio entertainment declines exponentially with sleep, as illustrated here:

10 hours - Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
8 hours - Sapiens audiobook
6 hours - Your Favorite Coffeehouse playlist
< 6 hours - Despacito on repeat

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