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fun interface to the xkcd color survey data. 

to my disappointment, doesn't show one of the slices i want -- multimodal distributions of the same color names, especially where the modes are strongly gender correlated.

(And the author says "good job, guys" about cyan -- which doesn't acknowledge that this result is probably mostly a reflection of the selection bias of xkcd readership and a correlation between maleness and employment in tech. sigh.)

hey, no, but the interface is fun.
Share: Twitter Facebook Email. His And Hers Colors. Popular Color Names By Gender Preference. Read More! Copyright © 2009 - 2014 Stephen Von Worley.
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Goblin green
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BTW, if you're looking for a job as a dev-ops, node.js expert, or senior front end developer, and you think working with me suggests a future of glorious contentment, you should (a) take your meds and (b) drop me a line. 
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Dear Google:

I do not want whatever random jerk picks up my phone when i lose it to be able to own my entire life. If i did, i would have accepted your offer to that end the first time you offered it. Or the tenth. 

Please stop trying to trick me into making one physical object i own -- one that is easy to lose or steal -- the keys to my kingdom.  I do not want this. It is not secure. 
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well, many times gmail tried to get me to give them a phone number for password recovery. Most recently, i was updating an app on my phone when the play store popped up an overlay that said "Passwords are easy to forget! <some other words, i don't recall exhorting me to allow password recovery from my phone>" ... and the only button was "continue".  doing anything else caused play store to fail to actually download my update -- to an app which would not launch without the update -- so eventually i pressed "continue". that led to a screen that already had my phone number -- this is on my phone, after all -- and the only button was "done". I backed out, again, but it took dedication. In order to get my updates to actually go though, i then force-quit the play store, went back into the play store and manually stopped the update (which wasn't actually downloading), force quit the store again, and then went back in and hit the update button again.  this, finally, worked. 

but it shouldn't be that hard to say no to an anti-security feature. 
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I'm disappointed in +Jonathan Coulton and +Greg Pak

The Princess Who Saved Herself is about female (and to some extent, youth) empowerment, and yet there is sexism (and, less but also annoyingly, ageism) shown in the associated product marketing. The t-shirts for it are not available in pink for men, (or in blue or yellow for adults).

Now, I would prefer, honestly, that +Teespring just make it policy that you pick what colors your shirt is available on, and they make it in those colors for all sizes and shapes. But certainly I'd hope #JoCo  would avoid falling into a pink-is-for-girls trap.
Get the T-shirt inspired by the new "Princess Who Saved Herself" book for the rock 'n' roll princess in your life!Art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne from "The Princess Who Saved Herself," written by Greg Pak and based on the classic song by Jonathan Coulton. Then head over to the Kickstarter and grab the book: http://princesswhosavedherself.com/  www.gregpak.com www.jonathancoulton.com
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Yeah, to the general selection comment, why is it in 5 colors for kids, but not in the adults sizes?
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Hometown represent!
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It is just a video of a rehearsal.  But, yes, they'd sound quite a lot better with proper mics and editing.
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“It’s ridiculous that I can’t tell you how many people were shot by the police last week, last month, last year,” Mr. Comey said.

Yes, because you're the FBI. You're saying you can't have accurate statistics on crime because the criminals don't self-report?
 
Let's see if they start walking this back....
James B. Comey’s remarks at Georgetown University went beyond those of his predecessors, President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
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For some, 12-step programs just aren't a magic bullet. Or maybe they are, and a scientific bullet would be better.
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See also: http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-cult_a0.html (and subsequent pages)
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happy dress-like-me day, everybody!
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Is it Halloween 2012 again already?
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Dear Google Search Autocorrect: 

When i search for "javascript regexp" please don't correct it to "regex".  While I, too, prefer the spelling "regex", javascript does not.
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my understanding was that regardless of search preferences, they had a mechanism for  to preferring "correct" spellings over "incorrect" ones. But I could be wrong.
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let the record show that tonight, in what may be the last moment of its kind, a woman guessed my age at 28. 
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Dear universe: may i please date a clone of myself, just long enough to get tired of my sense of humor?  Among other benefits, I think it will give me an increased appreciation for the humor of those around me.
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Last time you wished for that they sent me, but forgot I was straight.
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Dear OKCupid:

71% is not an "exceptionally good match". 

Signed, 
Standard standards.
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Wow, yeah, within OK Cupid that could be a pretty awful match. 
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Geek, Programmer, Juggler
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Juggling, Unicycling, Perl, JavaScript, Board games, English, Pig Latin, American Sign Language
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Louisville, KY - Richmond, VA - Troy, NY - Berkeley, CA
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A Joker with no Jokes, a Jester with no Queen.
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I dream big and in full color.  I make up songs and sing them off key.  I write Perl when I can and JavaScript when I should.
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Qualified 3 balls in one hand, unicycled 20 miles in a day, free mount ... sometimes
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Engineering Physics, 1993 - 1994
  • Sage College
    1995 - 1995
  • St. Xavier High School
    1989 - 1993
  • Clover Hill High School
    math, 1988 - 1989
  • Swift Creek Middle School
    1985 - 1989
  • J. Graham Brown School
    1981 - 1985
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Vincent Leo Montgomery
I usually go for the Mexi-Mochas, but the selection of teas and tisanes is phenomenal. Try one of the ginger brews while you use the Free Wifi. One whole wall is covered in bulk teas; the others feature local artists. Outside is a lovely patio with both sunny and shady places to sit. As for food, it's mostly light items, with baked goods, eggs, salads, etc., with lots of vegetarian options, even a few vegan, plus a few meaty things for those who like that. The staff are all quite friendly and helpful; they seem to be there because they like it. They also manage to quite tactfully enforce the strict "no phone calls" rule, which helps keep the place welcoming. Plus, they have great taste in music, which is played at a good volume to allow conversation and a relaxed atmosphere. Tuesday evenings there's even live music, and Thursdays are a communal craft day.
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