Every time I hear about a terrifyingly invasive means of “improving performance” its targeted at developers. Is it just selection bias, or does the world actually hate us?
::by i kan reed (749298) (#47509659)

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because the average judge/jury/CEO/consumer/manager has no idea how to write code.

They can understand how a toilet is cleaned, how a sale is made, how a 1099 is filled out, how a fire drill works, how a sandwich is put together, how oil is changed, etc… but Coding might as well be a dark art.

Developers are part of a very narrow segment which has no reliable Key Performance Indicators. [wikipedia.org]
Part of that is developers are smart enough to game any system, because they can think in algorithms.

Want to track productivity on Lines of code? Fine, Developers can do NO WORK, and produce TONS of code
Want to track productivity on Number of defects introduced? Fine, doing NO WORK is the baseline for perfect.
Want to track productivity on Number of defects fixed? Fine, through the magic of hand wavery, defects can be found and fixed with no actual work happening

Compare that to well-defined Key Performance Indicators for sales… Bring in X dollars of sales, your performance is X.

CEOs HATE things they cannot measure… which means CEOs are a natural enemy of Developers.
::by netsavior (627338) (#47509821)

themundanematt:

4chan explains the true meaning of “Tits or GTFO!”

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

(via it-goes-both-ways)

poppiseed:

Things to look for in a potential mate:

  • nice
  • funny
  • smart
  • sexy
  • can complete all three acts of Labyrinth Zone

americansavior:

itsjustsatanthings:

cumber-bitches:

caswantsdeansassbutt:

cumber-bitches:

cumber-bitches:

I have fruit polos and lollypops be jealous.

omg do many people not know what fruit polos are? they are heaven

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In America, we call them lifesavers. They can be chewy or hard candy. 

polos aren’t chewy and they also come in mint.

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this week on: britan thinks its special

(via neenlebean)

Freedom Planet Official Launch Trailer

What started as a re-purposed Sonic fangame with a bunch of OCs turned out to be be stunningly polished final product.

thehomosexuals:

Okay but Never Gonna Give You Up (better known as Rickroll) is actually a really really horrible song for many reasons, which I will better explain under the cut. 

Brace yourselves, this is pretty long.

Read More →

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Tribute has been paid.

(via flyingbatteries)

RWBY weapon Analysis : Nanoha-ish? (Part 4: Blake)

raiu-hora:

On this 4th edition, kitties and kettlemen, we have Blakkkkeee!


Her weapon is seriously Transformers from gun to sword to maneuver gear - anything goes!

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Boy, watch her swing there~

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Now let me introduce you to her Sensei, the legendary master whom she learned her skills from:

Teana Lanster (from Lyrical magical Nanoha anime)

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Teena’s gun is so kickass too, apart from multitasking like an anchor gun (like Blake’s seen above), it can do the following:

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Did u just see that, it was a sword, its a gun, its a click!!

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Here’s the plus, both girls seems to fancy SOME black ribbon there! buhahaha sorry I’m crazy

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Ah, even Yang is tempted to rub those cat ears! oops

(PS: Subaru (master of Yang) is the partner of Teana (master of Blake). Omg, Get the hint?)

Anyway that ends our ancestor search.

Next time who’s weapon has Nanoha-fever, let’s seeeeeeeeee meowwwww zzzzzz

a-timey-wimey-blog:

i betcha this is a dick joke no shame

randynicholson:

they calculated ALL of this for a single webtoon of a wrestleman answering an email with an environmentally unsafe laptop. you have to give complete props to the homestar runner wiki.

randynicholson:

they calculated ALL of this for a single webtoon of a wrestleman answering an email with an environmentally unsafe laptop. you have to give complete props to the homestar runner wiki.

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If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” (via laliberty)

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kyubox-incubox:

He’s a forever alone ferret-boy surrounded by magical lesbians.
She’s a forever alone headless-girl surrounded by magical lesbians.
Both of them are voiced by the same person.
I ship it.

kyubox-incubox:

He’s a forever alone ferret-boy surrounded by magical lesbians.

She’s a forever alone headless-girl surrounded by magical lesbians.

Both of them are voiced by the same person.

I ship it.

nayx:

thefuzzletor:

Inspirational pokemon photos.

no dream is too bird carrying a leek

(via starry-perception)

shanejayell:

Yup, pretty much….

shanejayell:

Yup, pretty much….

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Our future Steambox might need more internal storage than I originally planned for.
Rachel has seen what a powerful PC can do with a PS2 and Wii emulator.