23 Apr 23:14

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23 Apr 18:02

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Hell

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23 Apr 16:47

I don’t want to spend a week in a remote cabin with coworkers while I’m pregnant

by Ask a Manager

A reader writes:

We’re working on a product redesign and as part of the process, it’s been suggested that the team goes offsite for a week to bang out the details. The entire (co-ed) team is supposed to stay in a remote cabin in the mountains, retreat style, where we have to share bedrooms, bathrooms, and close quarters as we’d be living, eating, and working in said cabin for the full week.

I hate this. For several reasons, but most of all right now, I hate it because I’m pregnant. No one wants to share a bedroom with me right now with the amount of times I get up in the middle of the night to pee (TMI, sorry) and also, I don’t want to be out in some remote location far away from a hospital in case anything should happen with the pregnancy.

Our other option is to go to a resort, with individual rooms where we would sleep, modern amenities, and meeting rooms for our working sessions as opposed to working in the living room of some cabin.

Everyone seems to like the cabin idea better except me and one other person. I have mentioned my preferences, but everyone is plowing forward with this cabin idea and I’m stressed.

Any thoughts on how to swing the vote in the other direction without being the annoying pregnant person? Am I the only one who things this cabin thing is a bad idea?

I answer this question over at Inc. today, where I’m revisiting letters that have been buried in the archives here from years ago (and sometimes updating/expanding my answers to them). You can read it here.

I don’t want to spend a week in a remote cabin with coworkers while I’m pregnant was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

25 Apr 15:16

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Worse

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25 Apr 17:30

You Were Warned

by nedroid_wp

You Were Warned

23 Apr 19:02

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

by msmash
Adam Frank, writing for The Atlantic: We're used to imagining extinct civilizations in terms of the sunken statues and subterranean ruins. These kinds of artifacts of previous societies are fine if you're only interested in timescales of a few thousands of years. But once you roll the clock back to tens of millions or hundreds of millions of years, things get more complicated. When it comes to direct evidence of an industrial civilization -- things like cities, factories, and roads -- the geologic record doesn't go back past what's called the Quaternary period 2.6 million years ago. For example, the oldest large-scale stretch of ancient surface lies in the Negev Desert. It's "just" 1.8 million years old -- older surfaces are mostly visible in cross section via something like a cliff face or rock cuts. Go back much farther than the Quaternary and everything has been turned over and crushed to dust. And, if we're going back this far, we're not talking about human civilizations anymore. Homo sapiens didn't make their appearance on the planet until just 300,000 years or so ago. [...] Given that all direct evidence would be long gone after many millions of years, what kinds of evidence might then still exist? The best way to answer this question is to figure out what evidence we'd leave behind if human civilization collapsed at its current stage of development. Mr. Frank, along with Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, have published their research on the subject [PDF].

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23 Apr 19:25

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23 Apr 04:25

Pipe Down

He's probably happier that way.

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24 Apr 20:26

[ASAP] Development of a Series of Practical Fluorescent Chemical Tools To Measure pH Values in Living Samples

by Shodai Takahashi, Yu Kagami, Kenjiro Hanaoka, Takuya Terai, Toru Komatsu, Tasuku Ueno, Masanobu Uchiyama, Ikuko Koyama-Honda, Noboru Mizushima, Tomohiko Taguchi, Hiroyuki Arai, Tetsuo Nagano, Yasuteru Urano

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23 Apr 09:52

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23 Apr 14:12

High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells Based on Small-Molecule Donor and Low-Bandgap Polymer Acceptor with Strong Absorption

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01301B, Paper
Yankang Yang, Beibei Qiu, Shanshan Chen, Qiuju Zhou, Ying Peng, Zhi-Guo Zhang, Jia Yao, Zhenghui Luo, Xiaofeng Chen, Lingwei Xue, liuliu feng, Changduk Yang, Yongfang Li
Solution-processed organic solar cells (OSCs) have been attracting more and more attention for a series of well-known advantages, and power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) of over 11% have been reported. However,...
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24 Apr 04:59

Heaven

by David M Willis

$2600 to go in the Dumbing of Age Book 7 Kickstarter until FREE RUTH MAGNETS are unlocked for everyone who pledged for mailable goods!

25 Apr 07:23

Girl Genius for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Girl Genius comic for Wednesday, April 25, 2018 has been posted.
23 Apr 19:22

Hope you’re all enjoying fatherhood

by Coelasquid

I think Santa Monica studios made Kratos into a responsible dad specifically so I wouldn’t be able to make fun of his cartoonish aggression anymore hahaha

25 Apr 15:16

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Honest

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24 Apr 16:25

Ajit Pai hasn’t finalized net neutrality repeal—here’s a theory on why

by Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)

More than four months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules, the rules are technically still on the books, and we still don't know when they will die their final death.

If you think that's strange, you're not alone. Harold Feld, one of the top experts on telecom law among net neutrality supporters, wrote this week that the situation is "highly unusual." (Feld is a telecom lawyer and senior VP of consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge.)

"There is absolutely no reason for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to have stretched out this process so ridiculously long," Feld wrote. "It is especially puzzling in light of Pai's insistence that he had to rush through repeal of net neutrality over the objections of just about everyone but the ISPs and their cheerleaders because every day—nay every minute!—ISPs suffer under the horrible, crushing burden of Title II," the FCC statute that governs common carriers.

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25 Apr 06:33

Meeee

by David M Willis

SEVEN days left in the Book 7 Kickstarter! One week!

24 Apr 05:07

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25 Apr 16:19

Meteorologist

Hi, I'm your new meteorologist and a former software developer. Hey, when we say 12pm, does that mean the hour from 12pm to 1pm, or the hour centered on 12pm? Or is it a snapshot at 12:00 exactly? Because our 24-hour forecast has midnight at both ends, and I'm worried we have an off-by-one error.
25 Apr 15:45

“You may shut the f— up”: Dashcam vindicates cops confronting corruption

by Timothy B. Lee

This video was released Tuesday by Tenafly police.

Sometimes, dashcams and bodycams catch police in their worst behavior. But a video released on Tuesday shows police in Tenafly, New Jersey exercising remarkable restraint in the face of badgering by Caren Turner, a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Turner, who was appointed to the position by former Governor Chris Christie, suddenly resigned last week.

"Commissioner Turner's resignation was appropriate given her outrageous conduct," a Port Authority official said in a statement to NJ.com.

Turner's daughter was riding in a friend's car on March 31 when police pulled the car over. Police decided to tow the vehicle after determining that the car's Nevada registration had expired and the driver couldn't produce proof of insurance. Turner was called to pick up the daughter and her friends, but when Turner arrived, she tried to intercede with the police officers. "I'm here as a concerned citizen and friend of the mayor," Turner told the officers. "I take full responsibility for them."

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24 Apr 15:36

If You Feel Like Shit, This Site Can Help 

by Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

Whether you’re depressed, or sick, or feeling like shit for reasons unknown, it’s important to take care of yourself. Block out a little bit of time, maybe a few times a day, to click on over to YouFeelLikeShit.com.

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24 Apr 16:27

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Chuck

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25 Apr 15:39

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Worse

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25 Apr 15:39

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Honest

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25 Apr 16:46

Comic: I Have A Mouth And I Can Scream With It

by Tycho@penny-arcade.com (Tycho)
New Comic: I Have A Mouth And I Can Scream With It