Ken Thompson interviewed by Brian Kernighan at VCF East 2019, super fun and interesting!

How do I know I'm getting old?
I just wrote a reminder for myself that says:

Pro tip: Instead of flossing just eat popcorn every day!

Why is it "Company X missed expectations by Y%" and not "Expectations about Company X were off by Y%"?

It's like if you show me a jar with 90 marbles in it and ask me how many are in there and I say 100, then claim the jar failed to meet my expectations.

Many of you know that my family is helping a Syrian refugee family living in Lebanon. Last night the army went into their camp and took all their things, including some solar panels we recently helped them buy so they could charge their phones and have some light at night.

They are not allowed to work, so their situation is extremely difficult (besides the general situation in Lebanon).

I'm hoping you can help us raise some money to send them (our goal is $2500) and they can rebuild (a little bit) their lives.
If you can help, you can send the money via Venmo to:
@ Andres-Plaza-R

and, of course, we will send them the money in one transfer.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

If you could also boost this message, I will appreciate it.

I'm telling my 11 yo daughter Chuck Norris jokes... She doesn't get them, and I need to explain them. 😆

The philosopher Karl Popper published what came to be known as the Paradox of Tolerance in his book "The Open Society and Its Enemies" in 1945.

It dealt with the question of how a society that promotes tolerance is to deal with those who are intolerant.

#Paradox #philosophy

Q. Why do mathematicians confuse Halloween and Christmas?

A. Because 31 Oct = 25 Dec.

(gotta go now!)

Do you know why Linux/Ubuntu hasn't been adopted by regular users? Because even a "simple" task like upgrading the version (to 22.04) fails and leaves the computer unusable.
The big problem is that it is my moms computer, and she is in Chile and I'm in the US.

Carabineros y encuesta CEP: De chivo expiatorio a una de las instituciones mejor evaluadas. Ricardo Brodsky #Política

Creative Technology founder and CEO Sim Wong Hoo dies I still remember how awesome my Soundblaster 16 card was, and blown away by the sound quality while playing games. Every geek/IT folk in 80s/90s used those cards at some point. #RIP

Actually cannot believe this. After 13 years, Sony/BMG have decided to take down Rick Astley's "Never gunna give you up" due to a dispute with Youtube over ad royalties.

It's completely blocked globally. Actual end of an era.

A Pakistani immigrant in Glasgow claimed he invented chicken tikka masala with some spices and a can of tomato soup. His death has revived a long debate about who really can lay claim to the dish.

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