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There is a real downside to working with a walking desk that the industry hasn't fully acknowledged. 

When you aren't sitting down, the cat cannot jump up onto your lap and lie there enjoying her human heat-source.  So instead, said cat will jump up on the desk and try to annoy you into picking her up by covering the monitor or batting at the cursor on the screen.

This makes the merge window "interesting". At least I haven't bought into the touch-screen crazy - another "improvment" to technology that people clearly didn't think all the way through wrt cat ownership.

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Oh Myyy. I read that as "booty." #FeteAccompli
Gamers, if you have a shred of dignity left, cancel your Facebook accounts.

Why the hell would Facebook buy Oculus VR if they still plan on letting them operate independently?
Facebook is set to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual reality headset company best known for its Oculus Rift gaming device, in an unexpected $2 billion dollar deal expected to close in the second quarter of this year
Hi everyone.  I'm a general newbie when it comes to Python, even though I've been using Python 3 for a while now, but I had a question I haven't seen answered anywhere, and I'm reluctant to ask it on something like StackExchange because I'm not sure if it would be considered a style question.

Anyway, I was looking over PEP 8 recently and saw that using isinstance() is recommended for object type comparison over comparing types directly (e.g., isinstance(obj, int) is preferred over type(obj) is type(1)).

I can tell why type(obj) is type(1) isn't recommended, since what you really want is to see if some object (obj) is of some type (int), rather than comparing some object with another object (1) that you know is of some type.

BUT, I had seen someone using type(obj) is type somewhere (probably on StackExchange) and I've been using that for a while, which seems more straightforward/elegant, at least for general scripting.  Would using isinstance() still be recommended for some technical reason? (i.e., Does type(obj) is type not work in some situations where isinstance() does?  Is it an efficiency issue?)  Or is it just a matter of which one you like more?

(Also, I heard the "type-checking is a bad idea" argument when doing research, and even though I haven't found a place where I really need to use it since a lot of what I'm doing requires a try-except anyway, I still think it would be handy to have if it was guaranteed to work properly.)
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So I was eating some animal crackers, and I, um... pulled this one out of the bag...  No, really!  They were fused like this!

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And because I'm pissed:
“Oculus has the potential to be the most social platform ever,” [Zuckerberg] said. ‘“Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you can tell a CEO of a public company apart from everyone else: they don't sound human.
Facebook is set to purchase Oculus VR, a virtual reality headset company best known for its Oculus Rift gaming device, in an unexpected $2 billion dollar deal expected to close in the second quarter of this year

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"Because as far as i know that's the way it's always been around here"
"It has always been done this way. Don't mess with what works." 

"Instead of challenging these assumptions, many of us, like the monkeys, simply keep reproducing what has been done before. It's the easiest thing to do."

Don't become a code monkey and start challenging preconceived ideas.
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