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Darin McBride
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I usually use alcohol to explain to laypeople the concept of dose-response relationships. And, if they still don't get it, I use more alcohol.
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To me, confirmation bias explains a lot of human behaviour. But maybe that's just because it's what I already think.
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Um, who exactly said girls can't code? I've never heard that one before. I've heard lots of reasons for why the disparity, but this one is new.

Good satire requires dealing with real issues, not strawmen.
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As best I can tell, some feminists say men say women can't code. I've never heard it, and I've worked with female programmers for over twenty years.
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You don't have to be crazy to work here, but you will be.
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I heard about an owl species that became extinct recently: the moot owl
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I got a bunch of free fish but there was a catch.
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I always thought the most expensive 7 words in business was "Hey, Darl, let's sue IBM over UNIX" ... guess I was a bit off.
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I don't give my employer 110%. Because I'm good at math.
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Seems like business as usual for coding.
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Note to self: before posting, I should proof read fist.
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Mother: "You're putting your shoes on the wrong feet!"
Child (crying): "But, mom! They're the only feet I have!"
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So, I read a statistic that surprised me ... allegedly, 95% of people put on their left sock first.  I found I must be in the other 5% ... so got me wondering... :)
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