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LIFEHACKS: You can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it. They don't check that it's yours at the door!
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donholloway
2763 days ago
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Totally like that. One time many years ago me and Chuck invented an amazing money making system. Chuck's dad patiently explained that we did not invent the pyramid scheme, nor were we going to run one.
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the7roy
2757 days ago
Yah but 64 packs of baseball cards!
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LIFEHACKS: You can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it. They don't check that it's yours at the door!

Vacuum

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Do you think you could actually clean the living room at some point, though?
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jhamill
2782 days ago
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1. Unlock Vacuum
2. ???
3. Rule the Galaxy.
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ckittel
2782 days ago
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"Spank the vacuum!"
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Do you think you could actually clean the living room at some point, though?

Error'd: Vacuums and Prints 20 Pages Per Minute!

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"At first, I was a little skeptical about buying a 3rd party battery, but after looking at the extra features, I'm sold!" writes Emily S..

Charlie wrote, "If you ask, me it's more like 'Broken News'."

"The meteorologist in service at Weather.com would like to correct Lord Kelvin. Absolute Zero temperature is not -273.15 Celsius," writes Daniel.

"Yeah, having Brian Cox and Jason Bradbury as keynote speakers is pretty cool, but how they ever managed to get Generic Hero to sign on is beyond me!," wrote Mike S.

David writes, "The weather is so bad even BBC weatherman Philip Avery won't put his name to the forecast."

"I wonder how many I'd have to buy to get a whole handkerchief," John S. wrote.

Cristian writes, "Visiting the Microsoft Partner site with the new Internet Explorer 11 results in the rather surprising message."

"Lots of people make fun of Bing, but here's what MS Office Clipart search believes that a 'database' looks like," Tim W. writes.

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"Terror fitnessu" nad Wisłą. Bogaci narzekają, że ćwiczyć muszą, a ubogiej reszty nie stać na zdrowy tryb życia

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"Terror fitnessu", opresyjny "fitsystem" - tak pracownicy polskich korporacji mówią o modzie na zdrowy tryb życia, która decyduje dziś już nie tylko o dobrej kondycji, ale i wysokości pensji, szansach na awans, czy w ogóle zdobyciu pracy. Ci, których nie stać na siłownię, trenera i nie mają czasu na przygotowania do katorżniczych maratonów, spychani są do niższej klasy społecznej.

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Jak skutecznie znaleźć pracę

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„Od wielu miesięcy nie mogę znaleźć pracy”. To zdanie słyszę bardzo często, kiedy pracuję z ludźmi w gabinecie rozwoju osobistego. Oficjalne dane z kwietnia 2014 roku informują o tym, że bezrobocie w Polsce wynosi 9,5%, czyli, że prawie co 10 dorosły Polak nie ma pracy. Przez ostatnich 15 lat pracowałem na etacie, działałem jako samozatrudniony, prowadzę firmę i zajmuję się inwestowaniem. Dzisiaj chcę Wam dać moje strategie, które były skuteczne przez wiele lat kiedy zdobywałem angaż w stacjach telewizyjnych i firmach. Za każdym razem kiedy zmieniałem miejsce zatrudnienia podchodziłem do zdobywania wakatu w sposób, który okazał się bardzo skuteczną strategią. Zdaję sobie sprawę, że niektóre z zamieszczonych poniżej porad mogą wydawać się oczywiste. Doświadczenie pokazuje jednak, że bardzo często zapominamy o pewnych prostych i ważnych punktach, które na samym początku moga przekreślić nasze starania o zdobycie posady. Wiele lat temu pracowałem jako rekruter do wielkiej firmy i przez moje ręce przechodziły setki ofert. To co opisuję poniżej to autentyczne przykłady, o ktróych warto wiedzieć, żeby móc działać skuteczniej.

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Tablemania!

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We've all heard of dates. Not the kind with someone to whom you're attracted. No, I mean the kind that represent some relative position on the calendar. Now we've all seen what people do when faced with the extremely difficult task of working with dates. Short of programming in brainfsck, intelligent programmers use the built-in variety, be it in C#, Java, etc.

Sometimes, you need to be able to identify different parts of a date. But, given (let's use Java as an example) a java.util.Date, how on Earth can any reasonable person possibly figure out the year without too much grief? I mean, it's mathematically hard to convert all those milliseconds to years. There must be a better way to identify years!

Mick's co-worker decided that a database was required. Not only did he incorporate a database to figure out the year component of dates, he thought that each year needed to be explicitly identified...

 

Kris must work with the folks who work with Mick, because he worked on fixing a foreign key constraint issue, and was instructed to just add rows to the table that was causing the problem...

 

Of course, others have difficulties understanding the proper use of database tables for things beyond dates. Justus found this wonderful representation of catalog data:

 

Jon sent in a sample of a catalog table designed by Nigel who left shortly thereafter. Apparently, Nigel felt that each item in the catalog deserved it's own column in the table. Jon's pretty sure this will need a rewrite:

 

Still others feel that normalization is simply not an option. An anonymous submitter sent in something their offshore outsourcing company turned in; a table with 600 columns, including:

  • 50 float columns
  • 50 integer columns
  • 50 date-time columns
  • 100 bit columns
  • 100 money columns
  • 200 varchar(1024) columns
  • 50 XML columns

 

Of course, dates/years and normalization are notoriously difficult concepts. Booleans on the other hand... Shane found a Yes table which has no counterpart No table... It has one row with one column containing a single "Y"...

 

One of the strengths of databases is their ability to record events that have happened. Sam was tasked with bringing over a mailing list to a new site. Part of the system mails out newsletters to all subscribers each month. By the time Sam inherited it, about 300 newsletters had already been sent. Apparently, the developer thought it would be a good idea to keep track of every recipient of every newsletter, and so added a slew of extra rows of tinyint's to keep track of who had / had not received the mail.

 

Of course, while there are many right ways to do that, this is probably not one of them.

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