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Today is a good day. I just had a call from a telemarketer. Did I yell and scream at them, you ask? Certainly not. Like a good IT administrator I put my skills to use for their benefit. Here's how the conversation went:

Computer: "Press 9 to not be contacted in the future. Press 4 to speak to someone about your mortgage issues"
<presses 4>
TM: "Hello, are you having problems paying your mortgage?"
Me: "Hi, this is the IT department. We intercepted your call as we detected a problem with you phone and need to fix it."
TM: "Oh... ok, well what do we need to do?"
Me: "We're going to need to fix the settings by pressing 4-6-8 and * at the same time"
TM: "Ok, nothing happened."
<alright, so he's not using a Polycom>
Me: "Are you using the new Polycom phones that we deployed?"
TM: "No, it's a Yealink"
Me: "Ok, I see. You haven't had the new Polycom phone deployed to your desk yet. Let me check our technical documentations for the Yealink."
<did a quick Google search, "yealink phone factory reset">
Me: "Alright, do you see an "OK" button on your phone?"
TM: "Yes I do"
Me: "Alright, you're going to press and hold that button for 10 seconds."
TM: "OK, pressing it now"
Me: "Perfect, let me know if you get a password request"
TM: "OK, nothing has popped up ye----"
<click>

That's right. I made a telemarketer unwittingly factory reset his phone which means he will be unable to make anymore calls until someone is able to reconfigure his phone and that will take at least an hour or longer if they can't do it right away!
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Please tell me that's on a t-shirt.
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Seen on rt. 7 in Sterling while driving home from work today. 
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Just saw The Dark Knight Rises. It can be summed up with the best line from the original movie:
     "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb."
            -- Adam West as Batman
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Video makes a good point. 
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A very cool 2 year "time lapse" animation of ocean currents.

This visualization was produced using model output from the joint MIT/JPL project: Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2. ECCO2 uses the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) to synthesize satellite and in-situ data of the global ocean and sea-ice at resolutions that begin to resolve ocean eddies and other narrow current systems, which transport heat and carbon in the oceans. ECCO2 provides ocean flows at all depths, but only surface flows are used in this visualization. The dark patterns under the ocean represent the undersea bathymetry. Topographic land exaggeration is 20x and bathymetric exaggeration is 40x.
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What it's like to be the only engineer is a business meeting.
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Ten minutes before the polls open and the line is longer than in 2008.
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Oh boy, better put on my comfy shoes
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I like cats, but the truth is the truth.
An infographic about how much murder kitties really commit. View
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His proposed solution might be a little silly, but his main point is spot on. 
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It's probably just me, but this just gets funnier with multiple playings....
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Lol nope it isn't just you that is funny!
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Those crazy Nazis:
No taste in music, but a real taste for rules.
I just wonder how you can quantify whether a "so-called jazz composition" contains more than 10% syncopation.

After reading this, I'm a powerful need to add a Klezmer station to my Pandora.
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