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16 Oct, 3 tweets, 1 min read
remember, kids:
1. no reformatting/repartitioning after midnight
2. no recursive permissions changes before coffee
you know how you shouldn't laugh at OSHA regulations, because they might sound silly but they're written in blood?
(regulations like "you can't store explosives next to the dormitories" are there because some company did that to save 20$ and people died)
similarly, guidelines like this are written in experience and lost data.

you don't have a rule to not repartition a drive at 2am unless you did that once and selected the wrong drive and WHOOPS there goes all your files

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look I may be biased as someone who has historically done a lot of webscraping (I calculated at one time that I was downloading around 4 gigabytes of JUST HTML every day), but...
I think we should have both the death penalty and a special layer of hell for programmers who build sites that return 404/403s/etc as 200.

with summary execution if they do it with HTML.
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silicon-based lubricants have historically failed in the market because it turns out sand isn't a good lubricant
maybe it's silicon-based like how silicon-based life is an alternative suggested form of live compared to our carbon-based.
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SO remember I complained that Pizza Hut implemented a car-description system but limited it to 20 characters?
Well, today I'm getting Pantera Bread, and they have a similar field. But how many letters does it max out at?
150!
but also 200.

what.
gonna tell them I drive a
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every time someone mentions blaseball I'm disappointed it has nothing to do with this image.
I'm gonna have to make my own fantasy baseball league, aren't I?
OK, the story behind this image:
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