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One-fifty-one 4 lyfe.


via The Daily What.

At a stretch, I’d go to 251, but then things start to become weird – Ruby and Sapphire, and Fire Red, Leaf Green and Emerald just made things bizzare at 386 Pokemon, plus these version only suggested to users to catch a selected assortment of Pokemon, rather than the “Gotta catch ’em all”, “Pokemon Master” mentality of the earlier games.

Then all sanity just went out the window with Diamond and Pearl – 107 new Pokemon were added to bring the species count to 493.

More reading: Pokémon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Conversations About The Internet #5: Anonymous Facebook Employee

Rumpus: You’ve previously mentioned a master password, which you no longer use.

Employee: I’m not sure when exactly it was deprecated, but we did have a master password at one point where you could type in any user’s user ID, and then the password. I’m not going to give you the exact password, but with upper and lower case, symbols, numbers, all of the above, it spelled out ‘Chuck Norris,’ more or less. It was pretty fantastic.

Rumpus: This was accessible by any Facebook employee?

Employee: Technically, yes. But it was pretty much limited to the original engineers, who were basically the only people who knew about it. It wasn’t as if random people in Human Resources were using this password to log into profiles. It was made and designed for engineering reasons. But it was there, and any employee could find it if they knew where to look.

I should also say that it was only available internally. If I were to log in from a high school or library, I couldn’t use it. You had to be in the Facebook office, using the Facebook ISP.

via Conversations About The Internet #5: Anonymous Facebook Employee – The Rumpus.net.

Congratulations to the masters of the metaphor – Gizmodo.

This noxious attitude has permeated our tech culture for the last couple of decades, from a half-decade of open-source devotees crying about Microsoft on Slashdot, on toward the last few years of Apple ascendency. It’s childish. It’s defeatist. And it shows a simultaneous fear to actually innovate and improve while spilling gallons of capitulative semen to a fatuous, dystopian cuckold wank-mare.

via iPad Snivelers: Put Up or Shut Up – Engineers – Gizmodo.

Bolded for emphasis. Is that not the best metaphor you’ve ever read?