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My contract is just about over and I don't have another job lined up.

In the eloquent words of Reggie Watts, "Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck."

I can now design, develop, and deploy full stack web apps though. And I've got a few promising leads, but still....

:cpd:

I'm going to get into bots pretty soon, applied to my own company but it looks like that one's ripe pickings for consultancy if that's your bag. All the big players have bot projects in the pipeline and (unlike wi the internet) we have the infrastructure here already and everyone is already connected to so there's no technological barriers to adoption like last time round.

If I was looking to freelance, I'd be getting in early and trying to get a couple of projects under my belt, targeting businesses and hooking a bot into their booking/ordering/erp/whatever system. The use cases as far as I can see are damn near any scenario which currently benefits from having a computer system in the first place.

As Kevin Kelly said - "Take X and add AI"


Are there any Python bot frameworks that you'd recommend looking into?

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I got dumped (not the husband). I've never gotten dumped before. This sucks and I hate it.

Ah, the story of my life. Sorry to hear that you're one of us now.


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My contract is just about over and I don't have another job lined up.

In the eloquent words of Reggie Watts, "Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck. Ficketty fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck."

I can now design, develop, and deploy full stack web apps though. And I've got a few promising leads, but still....

:cpd:

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I am suffering from a valium and bourbon hangover.  Everyone please die.  And if you love me, you'll do it quietly.

That sounds nice.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 16, 2016, 01:57:55 am »
Like tapeworms, but in penises.

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I feel if Bernie were really sincere about a "revolution", he would immediately pivot his current momentum into changing the makeup of the House and Senate, where an influx of leather-leaning politicians would begin forming a base to a more liberal government.

That's how I misread that.

But it's also a really good point. I was hoping that if he won, he would get people involved not just with scrutinizing their Congresscritters, but also their local elections as well.

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I definitely agree with your OP, Roger, though I think many of these Bernie or bust types are going to calm the fuck down, suck it up, and vote for Hillary after they're done pouting.

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That trolling is a shameful thing, and that no one of sense would accept to be called ‘troll’, all are agreed; but what trolling is, and how many its species are, and whether there is an excellence of the troll, is unclear. And indeed trolling is said in many ways; for some call ‘troll’ anyone who is abusive on the internet, but this is only the disagreeable person, or in newspaper comments the angry old man. And the one who disagrees loudly on the blog on each occasion is a lover of controversy, or an attention-seeker. And none of these is the troll, or perhaps some are of a mixed type; for there is no art in what they do. (Whether it is possible to troll one's own blog is unclear; for the one who poses divisive questions seems only to seek controversy, and to do so openly; and this is not trolling but rather a kind of clickbait.)

The rest is here: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=6&fid=10293504&jid=APA&volumeId=-1&issueId=-1&aid=10293503&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession=&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S2053447716000099

And a critical response is here: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=3&fid=10294578&jid=APA&volumeId=-1&issueId=-1&aid=10283850&bodyId=&membershipNumber=&societyETOCSession=&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S2053447716010078

Quite on the nose and a good read.

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Wow! Congrats on your baby almost being here, ECH, and hope everything goes really well!

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One can assume that his model of a "compromising" politician is Hillary Clinton, who took $675,000 to give three speeches to [Goldman Sachs]. "Look, I make speeches to lots of groups," Hillary explained. "I told them what I thought."

Asked by Anderson Cooper if she needed to take $675,000 to tell Goldman what she "thought," Hillary shrugged. "I don't know," she said. "That's what they were offering."

Even more significant than the $675,000 Hillary took from Goldman, or the $30 million in speaking income she and her husband received combined in the last 16 months, is the account of what Hillary apparently told Goldman she "thought" during those speeches.

According to Politico, who spoke to several attendees, Hillary used the opportunity to tell the bankers in attendance that the "banker-bashing so popular within both parties was unproductive and indeed foolish."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-tells-us-how-to-vote-20160205?page=2

Seeing how there is literally no new legislation to prevent bankers from wrecking the economy again, at least we will know that when the rich elite inevitably pull an even bigger stunt and ask for a bailout, it will be no surprise when Hillary has their back.

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I'm also sorry to hear about your friend, Roger.

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I'm so sorry Nigel. I wish I could bring you groceries, or give you a hug, or cry with you.

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Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?

I don't think your use of the em dash in that sentence was appropriate.


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E-Prime in a nutshell:



 :lulz: That's definitely how I feel about it.

Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?


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