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the worst tech interview I've ever gotten was a phone interview for an SRE position with google where they wanted me to dictate them a C implementation of strcpy() over the phone

I still can't figure out what that was supposed to be about


A good Hacker News comment on tech interviews.


@Dee something like this came up earlier today
my favorite date format is dymdym
so e.g today is (still) 120602

I have a feeling that future generations will not be amused.

Some black and white downtown San Francisco. Minimal editing in the iOS photo app. Taken with iPhone 11. Good day today! #photography #america

NGC 2392: Double-Shelled Planetary Nebula

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, Chandra; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt #APoD I love how this is basically just launching things into space by emergency-stopping MRI machines in quick succession

“When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I probably would be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that.”

- John Waters on the sorry state of today's rebels.

Verisign is the most profitable public company in the world. They charge dollars for maintaining database entries that cost pennies. Fractional pennies. If they're not making enough money with their money-printing press to be happy with it, then someone else should get that press

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