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bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What the hell am I looking at.

They don't have a robots.txt. The earliest post is May 22, I think it's just new.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What the hell am I looking at.

I found a few posts that were obviously scraped from other sites and had some words replaced by synonyms (probably according to wordnet), e.g. this one includes the original byline linking to the author's posts on buzzfeed, where the original and more coherent article is the first listed. So they're plagiarizing clickbait and it reads strangely because they're making a half-assed attempt to hide it. As to why, I have no idea, I read through the source for a couple of pages and there's nothing shady in it. My best guess is it's an experiment, and once they're satisfied they can reliably game google they'll do something with it.

"Graph coloring book" would have been a great pun.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Tech Against Trump

At least in part, which prompted a lot of techies to give up the naive libertarian stance that comes naturally when you're paid well and happy as long as you're left alone.

If you're flailing for stuff to read I think I remember you saying you hadn't read any Dunsany, and Audible has you covered.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 3, 2019

    The prospect of university is quite scary as well. I haven't had to seriously academically apply myself since about 2016 and part of me wonders if I'm up for it. I really should be, other people can do it so why not me, right?

Don't worry about it. As an undergraduate the baseline is the guys who haven't sobered up from the night before and spent every lecture playing video games on their laptop. You should put in much more effort than them if you're not just there for the sheepskin, but if you do it's really unlikely that you'll do badly in your classes.

Trade war with Huawei = Loongson rolling in money and sweet cheap MIPS boxen for everyone when sanity prevails again.

bfv  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Society of the Spectacle

We would have been much better off if the new left hadn't broken with the old left so completely.

Someone could probably get a fun contact juggling routine out of spheres of ice. It would be a better use for them than watering down whisky. And still not worth $1,500. But if you're going to burn $1,500 on watering down your whisky you can at least get a good party trick out of it.

The ninja stuff had almost entirely disappeared from the programming job ads they started in like 10 years ago. Now when you see one it's like seeing a 40 year old wearing his high school class ring.

You are my favorite spammer.

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