Admiral Grace Hopper was the creator of COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language, which still runs on far more financial mainframes than many companies would care to admit. And she gets the Google Doodle today
She is also the first person to discover a bug in a computer program. Literally.
She was on Letterman once.
And as soon as I remember the third line to her verse in “Thar Real-Time Religion” I’ll post that too. I can’t believe it’s not on the web SOMEwhere.
Now this is cute and all, but there”s a certain other semi-regular member of the cast that would be PERFECT to be portrayed as a Potato-Head…
Leaving money on the table, they are.
ealperin asked: Did you hear the news on the new Flash series casting call for Iris West? It's on the Mary Sue, if you want to check that out. :)
I did see that today. It’s very exciting news. For those who haven’t seen it the casting sheet is calling for an African American actress.
And just in case someone comes along and says Iris can’t be black…
In times of trouble, when the Supernatural Family is fighting, I’d like us all to remember the things we agree on:
- It’s Cas not Cass
- Gabriel is not dead
- DON’T SKIP SEASONS
- Season 1 is the happy one
- It’s Carry on MY Wayward Son
- And it’s a perfect song
- We miss the apocalypse
- And Bobby
- And Ash
- And laughter
- Death is awesome
- We want Lucifer back
- Someone needs to save Adam
- Metatron sucks
- It’s Cas not Cass
One more time…
Moist cookies. <3
these are PANCAKES you dipshit.
Depends on how long you cook them.
Anonymous asked: I think you're great, but your view of economics is so twisted, it makes me sick. This experiment with Keynesian economics and central planning has sent the country trillions of dollars into debt. And you think handouts will help this? People respond to incentives, so why would people contribute to society when they can get things for free? And the minimum wage? I hoped you'd be smart enough to realize how horrible it is for low-skilled workers.
It was nice to receive this ask because the rest of tumblr thinks I am such a proletariat-hating capitalist.
1. The question of whether a minimum wage is bad for low-skilled workers is far from settled, and anyone who claims that it is either unambiguously good or bad just hasn’t done much reading on the topic.
2. Why would people contribute to society when they can get things for free? Well, people are slightly more complicated than you’re giving them credit for, but no matter. Welfare is not a rational alternative to work in the United States or anywhere else in the industrialized world, and instituting a minimum income would not make it a rational alternative to work, because those checks would go to people who have jobs as well as those who don’t.
3. Just as a general point, I think there is a habit among a lot of people (myself included) to take one economics class in college and think that we are experts, but generally it’s better just to do some research and understand that even economists who do this stuff for a living disagree all the time. Economics is not a science like other sciences: No one is definitively right. (That said, Keynes came out of the Great Recession looking pretty damned good, even according to his detractors.)
“And the minimum wage? I hoped you’d be smart enough to realize how horrible it is for low-skilled workers.”
The only “horrible” thing about the minimum wage is that it’s too low.
I get the impression that this guy doesn’t quite get what “minimum” means. It’s the least a company can pay; there’s no ban on paying people MORE than that - indeed, it’s recommended.
Minimum wage jobs are no longer the bailiwick of teenagers trying to earn pocket money and learn responsibility. They’re being fought for by people who need to feed a family on it (usually several of them) because too many of the jobs worth a damn are being outsourced because even the minimum wage is seen as too great an expense by companies who want to maximize profits, not the ones who are struggling to stay alive.
Gone, gone are the days when a company can be trusted to pay an employee a living wage. The very fact that so many of the aforementioned jobs have gone overseas is a sign that a company will pay as little as they can, in any way possible. And if it results in putting call centers in countries where the employees are all but unintelligible, so be it. They’d rather you not call the in the first place, there’s really no need to make the process pleasant.
Chris Rock’s line about it is perfect: ”Paying someone minimum wage is the ultimate insult - you’re saying ‘I’d like to pay you less than this, but the government won’t let me’.”
This is an abysmal attempt to paste together my pics of this amazing mural on the side of a bus that was in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday.
Turns out the bus line has a whole fleet of buses with hand-painted murals honoring Canadian celebrities, industrialists and more.
Young people and non-Canadians may not recognize a few of these folks. Don Harron is best known for his character Charlie Farquharson which he played on Hee Haw. Cathy Jones is the host of “This hour has 22 Minutes” Dave broadfoot was an early (and long time member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Somewhat disappointed not to see Rick Green and Brent Butt - I guess there’s just so much room on a bus.
There’s more pictures of their fleet at their website, Great Canadian Coaches.
Christmas decorations going up - here’s this year’s door.
"Hark, I hear a wrapping without"
How Knitting Behind Bars Transformed Maryland Convicts:
In late 2009, Lynn Zwerling stood in front of 600 male prisoners at the Pre-Release Unit in Jessup, Maryland. “Who wants to knit?” she asked the burly crowd. They looked at her…
You all saw Demolition Man, right?
A couple we know went to Africa on a photo safari, much like this. They got the most amazing pictures of animals in a preserve like this. I believe they have a photo of lions banging. I’ll ask.
Via Jane! Stop this crazy thing!
get out of there cat. you are not my travel buddy.
I say go for it - I want to see the look on the TSA guy’s face it the bag goes through the scanner.
I love seeing the Mockbusters come out in time to confuse addled grandparents into buying Junior the wrong movie.
What amazes me is this one actually has a couple proper actor-people in it. I suspect they may have been…misled as to the film’s source.
Or they just wanted the money.