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Andrew Hunter
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Which would be better: leap years, or no leap years, but a leap second every, oh, twenty-five minutes?  Inspired by

http://blog.zdsmith.com/posical-the-positivist-calendar-for-python.html

but honestly if you're going to do that I'd rather have five days of Calibration and 12 30 day months.  I will backrationalize this by saying it's actually a positive good that day of week and day of month are relatively prime; I'd rather not have fixed holidays (Halloween, Independence day) or days of month (paydays come to mind) always be Tuesday (or whichever.)

Alternatively, real men measure time in SI-prefixed signed seconds since the UNIX interval. Happy 1.397Gs, everyone.  
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+Andrew Hunter Oh, I agree completely. I was only trying to add to, not replace, your observation. I feel very similar to you.

Of course, adding a leap second every 25 minutes is a disaster, because we are diurnal people. The problem is days and years, and easily solved with intercalary bits, whether months or days doesn't matter much.

And, the cycle of weeks. Anything that breaks the cycle of weeks is basically just a fundamental cultural nonstarter.
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Someone linked me to this: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Sammamish-facing-alarming-trend-of-underage-drinking-and-driving-199295961.html

It's hardly what I call good news, but it doesn't mean nearly as much as it says it does.  Consider the following:

- Drivers under 21 are, on average, not as good drivers in any fixed situation.  This means that they're dramatically more likely to be pulled over on the roads, which will lead to DUIs, which will lead to over representation in the stats.

- Drivers under 21 are, according to the big sign I see every day on Aurora, commuting DUI with any measurable blood alcohol.  *Not that I would*, I could pound, given my bodyweight, oh, two Tres Pistoles maybe? and hop in my car without breaking the law.  If I'm 20 and have half a Bud Light, then clip a lane marker, my license is gone.

I'm honestly fine with both these facts to ~some extent; kids are worse drivers and should be pulled over more, and I very much don't trust some 19 year old to judge how much he's had to drink before driving. But it means this article doesn't really say anything other than "Cops in Sammamish don't have much to do but chase teenagers."
A disturbing trend in Sammamish is forcing police to take a hard-line stance against underage drinking and driving.
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subscription music services (GPMAA (ugh), spotify, what have you) are really nice, but you know what I really want? subscription sheet music service.  $10/mo for being able to find sheet music for anything? How awesome would that be?
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IMSLP is great for Handel and Lassus, not so helpful for Sondheim or Taylor Swift.
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So I just realized that Amazon Fresh delivers my steaks in what sure do look to be vacuum sealed pouches.

Which makes my early process of opening them and then sealing the steak in Ziploc for sous vide seem pretty pointless.

Any reason just using their pouch is a bad idea?
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Actually, beggars turn into choosers if you hold them at 78C for 13 hours.
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Just got carded in cooking class. I feel ridiculous.
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Complain to me when someone asks if you're excited that "Santa will be visiting your house this year"
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Sorry for missing class, +Richard Bowen, but if I don't attend this callback I'll never have closure
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Reading through Okasaki looking for a useful data structure for a weird problem I'm having and I come across him describing a paper as using "leftist" binary trees.  After a second it became clear what he meant, but for a while I was trying to picture why this particular algorithm on vectors supported abortion rights and immigration.
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I hope you don't have to be leftist to support abortion rights and immigration...
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"Madison was a shy, awkward, inwardly beautiful teenaged girl just like you."

Go to your local Barnes & Noble (if you can still find one).  There will be a wall solidly packed with shelves.  Those shelves will be filled with books.  Chapter One of every one of those books will be attempting to establish the above.  So, hey, why not just cut right to it and save space?
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http://alexnisnevich.github.io/untrusted/

Via terry tao, this game is fantastic. Two hours of great fun (and more if you care about elegance, unlike me: a number of my solutions use quite a bit of force.)
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