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The days when I could stay up all night and still go to work the next day are long past me.
You'd have to travel 50km to find a corner shop wouldn't you? Let alone a pub or night life.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
I think I'm blessed/cursed with the late night thing. I've always been a night bird (since I was a little kid) and still work until 2-3am. But getting up in time for the 11am standup is hard. I need my beauty sleep.
The first sentences were a train wreck. Didn't even take two minutes.
He mentioned Bill Gates and Apple stock. What!?! It didn't even make sense.
Maybe if he had mentioned something about Linux. Maybe that would've been funny/ironic.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Yet all I keep hearing about Netflix is how they keep pulling material people actually want to see.
I was going to make the observation that they have more categories than I have movies, but came upon this:
Goofy Movies starring Bill Murray (2481)
Goofy Movies starring Eddie Murphy (2390)
Goofy Movies starring John Candy (19)
Goofy Movies starring John Candy (19)
Goofy Movies starring Will Ferrell (3816)
Ok, I don't know how they come up with these figures, but these four certainly haven't done a total of even 1000 movies, combined (and yes, John Candy being there twice is their mistake, not me incorrectly pasting this in).
Even if all of their movies were translated into every single last language that currently exists, I think they'd probably fall short. Even taking multiple editions into account.
Are they counting the same movies if they have them stored with multiple bitrates and multiple resolutions?
I'm starting to think Netflix has astonishingly overinflated numbers.
Take a look at this old man who wants the car mechanic to help him out with a strange sound in his car: Crazy old man driving prank[^]. This is claimed to be a real prank - no acting from the mechanics' side.
Since we're discussing female drivers I wanted to see if there is a real trend here or if it's just a weird trait with my wife, mom, step-daughter, and female colleague.
All mentioned would rather perform a tight three point turnaround beside the garage instead of just backing out of the driveway like a normal person. All mentioned have either backed into the house (no damage to the house, just the cars) or will just drive on the grass/sprinkler heads without a care. btw, it's a very quiet street.
My wife is odd too - she can't read a map without rotating it so it matches what she sees in front of her - and unless she knows where she is on a map she can't use it at all; she has no way to (for example) think "that sign says that A is about 10 miles that way, and B is 5 miles this way - so I must be about here, somewhere"
Fortunately, sat nav means she doesn't have to any more...
And a friend of mine - Irene - never mastered the concept of parallel parking. I've seen her stop the car and ask the stranger in the car behind to park it for her. I suspect she is still driving round Islington hoping that the "Parking Gene" will magically be bestowed upon her.
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I really hate these GPS units that insist on rotating the map all the time to make your direction of driving to be upwards. I have been orienteering and mountain hiking using paper maps for forty years, and I can get completely lost if north is not up on the map.
True enough, I haven't yet used a GPS unit where you couldn't turn off the rotating. But on some units it has taken me a while to find out how to do it.