PSA: For a job where the standard compensation includes 4 weeks of vacation, the half-time equivalent is... 4 weeks of vacation. I seem to find myself perpetually making this case on behalf of those whose employers don't (not claim not to) realize that granting a half-time employee the same number of vacation days results in half the vacation hours.
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It does seem like all the characters and their arcs are disintegrating in nihilistic chaos. And it’s not like we get any kind of accounting for why they don’t end up where they were headed. Maybe that’s the point—life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. But if that’s *all* the writers have to say, it’s not particularly worthwhile.
“On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”
~ 25 years later ~
On the Internet ... we know the breed, age, location, estimated education, current sentiment, and which chew toys to pitch.
I've usually explained open source to non-technical people as being the equivalent of an ingredients list on food.
Even if you don't make food yourself, even if you don't know what those ingredient names mean, it's important that the information is public so that experts can check it on your behalf.
This is incredibly sad news. Rachel Held Evans was a much-needed bold and creative voice for a big-hearted church. May God uphold and comfort her family today.
This is the Fortingall Yew in Scotland, and at between 2000 and 3000 years old, it's one of the oldest living things in Europe.
Yew trees are dioecious, meaning that individual trees are mostly either male or female. But some yew trees are both. Others, transition from one to the other over time. The Fortingall Yew was once a male tree, but it's recently started growing female flowers and producing berries.
So it turns out, trees can be both nonbinary and trans too.
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I always appreciate Laura Hudson and Spencer Ackerman's unpacking of #GameOfThrones episodes. In addition to the lack of clear strategy or command structure for the battle, I also wondered about the wisdom of taking refuge in the crypt, when you know your enemy has the power to raise the dead for his own purposes.
Northern Carbon Sequestration: GoT S8 E3 by Citadel Dropouts: a Game of Thrones Podcast
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This reminds me of that Bible story where the Philistines have captured the ark and put it in their temple next to the idol of their god Dagon, and Dagon keeps falling over on his face.