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My comment on a student's Creative Writing assignment handed in just now:

"It's lovely, but it would be lovelier if it wasn't written by Robert Frost 75 years ago."

Boom. Plagiarist dead.

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On 10/6/2017 at 8:52 PM, The Master said:

Wow! Was it a line or two, or the whole thing?

It was LITERALLY THE ENTIRETY of Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.

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Long story short: This morning my boss was compiling WiFi stats to give to the organizers of an event that's been taking place in our building this week. In so doing, he noted a fair amount of pornography being transmitted over our network. He asked me to investigate. A few minutes later I had some interesting data about the user's habits, which I can trace back over a 30-day period:

  • This is clearly an employee.
  • He spends a lot of time on dating apps.
  • He spends some time on lingerie sites.
  • He also likes live cam sites.

Also:

  • He favors one adult site in particular.
  • In those 30 days, he's consumed at least 17 GB of videos from that site alone.
  • Thus totaling at least 23 hours of adult videos while on the clock.

Moral of the story: Don't watch porn at work. (Or, if you do, add the videos to your phone at home, like you would songs and ebooks, this way the network cannot pick them up.)

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After seeing the engines of the Falcon Heavy rockets I am convinced that Elon Musk is a fan of the Mean Machine from Wacky Races.

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I have made the following three New Years Resolutions:

1. I resolve to lose more of my hair in 2018.

2. I resolve to have the hair that remains go more gray in 2018.

3. I resolve that my beard will be more gray in 2018.

I am pretty sure I can keep these.

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It has gotten to the point that I have to physically pick up my Beagle in the morning to take her downstairs and outside for a walk. She's never been terribly thrilled with waking up early to go on a walk at 6:00 a.m. so I can get ready to go to work, but she just completely sandbags me any more.

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It ended on a bitter note with long-time paying customers abandoned and mistreated, but despite that I miss MyFamily dot com. (URL spelled out, as the service is dead now.) It was a really neat service that was great for keeping up with family. Totally irrelevant in the age of Facebook though, especially since there was a steep annual fee to have a site.

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8 hours ago, JackFetch said:

When I saw Chris Hardwick was trending on Twitter I thought he had died. I kind of wish he had rather then this. His ex wrote an article accusing him of sexual assault and emotional abuse. If true, his career is probably over.  

Yeah, that was a pretty brutal read.

I've not really bothered with the Nerdist network, but there's no way in hell I'm going to start patronising it now.

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He sold Nerdist two years ago to Legendary. Nerdist put out a statement clarifying that he has nothing to do with them. They will most likely have to change the name now, which sucks because that's pretty much all they paid for. 

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On 6/15/2018 at 4:49 PM, JackFetch said:

He sold Nerdist two years ago to Legendary. Nerdist put out a statement clarifying that he has nothing to do with them.

Thanks for the clarification.

Hopefully innocent people aren't harmed by the allegations.

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