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countries by income equality

The choice of green-to-red transition biases the initial interpretation, but its still very interesting.

ilovecharts:

countries by income equality

The choice of green-to-red transition biases the initial interpretation, but its still very interesting.

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Almost exactly an hour, perfectly wasted with Time Warner

timewarnercablenyc this is pretty amazing!

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You are now chatting with Lukas.
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Lukas: at 23:47:11
Thank you for contacting Time Warner Cable. At the end of our chat you will be given the option of taking a brief survey. My name is Lukas and I would be happy to help you.
You: at 23:47:15
Hi Lukas
You: at 23:47:27
I’d like to switch our account to internet only.
Lukas: at 23:47:28
Hi Rob
Lukas: at 23:47:42
I’ll surely assist you with this.
You: at 23:47:47
Great, thanks.

<three messages with private info redacted>

You: at 23:50:29
great.
You: at 23:50:47
What’s the difference in monthly price between standard internet and standard internet + phone?
Lukas: at 23:52:49
Thank you for waiting. I’ll be with you in just a moment.
Lukas: at 23:54:49
I’ll be right with you.
Lukas: at 23:56:53
If you order both the services, you’ll get this for a discounted rate.
You: at 23:56:59
Great.
Lukas: at 23:57:12
If you order Standard Internet, you’ll receive only Standard internet.
You: at 23:57:17
and how much will that cost?
Lukas: at 23:57:48
Are you referring to Standard internet rates?
You: at 23:57:55
yes.
Lukas: at 23:58:33
Only Standard internet will cost you $57.99.
You: at 23:58:52
and standard internet + phone?
Lukas: at 23:59:34
I’m checking that for you.
Lukas: at 0:03:17
Would you prefer Home Phone National?
You: at 0:03:34
I would like the cheapest home phone option; we only use it for emergencies.
You: at 0:03:46
so whatever has the lowest monthly bill.
Lukas: at 0:04:30
I’ll provide the rates shortly.
You: at 0:07:36
? I’m confused why it’s taken 9 minutes to tell me two prices.
Lukas: at 0:09:01
I’ve to review all the available promotions to get this information.
Lukas: at 0:09:02
So, I see that home phone is available at $19.99 and the Standard Internet will cost you $57.99. Total = $77.98.
You: at 0:09:26
ah, thanks. So no promotions, then. And the basic internet is only 3mbps, right?
Lukas: at 0:11:03
Yes, Basic internet is 3Mbps.
You: at 0:11:17
okay, we’ll downgrade to standard internet only please.
Lukas: at 0:12:02
Would you want me to add Standard internet to your account?
You: at 0:12:31
We already have standard internet + phone + cable, as I undersatnd it.
You: at 0:12:40
I’d like to switch to just having standard internet, from whatever bundle we have.
Lukas: at 0:14:43
I’m sorry for the delay. I’ll be right with you.
Lukas: at 0:15:12
So, should I go ahead and remove all the services and add Standard internet?
You: at 0:15:18
yes please.
Lukas: at 0:16:27
Thanks for confirming. I’m processing with your request.
Lukas: at 0:22:13
Rob, due to an error, I wasn’t able to process with the request. I would request you to contact our Customer solution. They’ll also be able to provide you with more promotions. Here’s the contact number: 1-888-892-2253

At least I got to fill out a survey!

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ilovecharts:

The Problem With Email
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How do you spell unique?

Tags: shell ftfy

pipefail:

bill:

michaelbenedict:

Every time I write it in an email or document I end up typing “uniq” and don’t catch it until I review what I wrote.

actually, most emails i receive would benefit from a good `sort | uniq` to make them palatable

uniq -c|sort -n for the cliff notes.

FTFY
| xargs -n1| sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head

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dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
&lt;SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.&gt;

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
BE.

Wow.

dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.

THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

BE.

Wow.

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presidentkoto:

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

presidentkoto:

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

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doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Michael Goldfarb/MSF
The operating theater in  Doctors Without Borders’/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) hospital in the town of Leer in Unity State, South Sudan, was destroyed and ransacked.  Since armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in December, at least 58 people have been killed on hospital grounds, and hospitals have been ransacked or burned on at least six occasions. The hospital in Leer was the only facility providing secondary healthcare, including surgery and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis, in an area with approximately 270,000 people.

:-(

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Michael Goldfarb/MSF

The operating theater in  Doctors Without Borders’/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) hospital in the town of Leer in Unity State, South Sudan, was destroyed and ransacked.  Since armed conflict erupted in South Sudan in December, at least 58 people have been killed on hospital grounds, and hospitals have been ransacked or burned on at least six occasions. The hospital in Leer was the only facility providing secondary healthcare, including surgery and treatment for HIV and tuberculosis, in an area with approximately 270,000 people.

:-(

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4 megameters! Switched bikes a while ago so its really a completely arbitrary milestone, because its basically &#8220;since I bought this odometer&#8221; &#8212; blurry because I took it while riding (at 15.8km/h). :-)

4 megameters! Switched bikes a while ago so its really a completely arbitrary milestone, because its basically “since I bought this odometer” — blurry because I took it while riding (at 15.8km/h). :-)

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planetmoney:

XKCD does an amazing graph on player dominance in chess and basketball, (odd pairing?). I’m surprised at how clearly women’s chess is dominated by one person (Judit Polgar). We’re totally going to have to wikipedia her.

planetmoney:

XKCD does an amazing graph on player dominance in chess and basketball, (odd pairing?). I’m surprised at how clearly women’s chess is dominated by one person (Judit Polgar). We’re totally going to have to wikipedia her.

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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