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Screenshot_2014-04-21-18-31-34.png "Nothing illegal happened but the CEO is stepping down anyway." - Stephen Mack
He's not the CEO, he stepped down in January, before any issues had been raised publicly. He's fully resigning, and from his wife's post on the issue it seems it was related to github staff feeling pressured into working pro-bono on their sideproject. - Not Me
Weird, his wife says he was the CEO in her blog post: - Stephen Mack
And he says he was the CEO: - Stephen Mack
Oh, you mean he had been the CEO in January, but after that point, he wasn't? I see. - Stephen Mack
He and Chris Wanstranth have swapped back and forth once or twice so they can keep their technical chops up and take breaks. They switched positions in January. Some of the accusations probably went back to the period where he was still CEO, and that was part of their life. - Not Me
Yeah, seems like the investigation denies Julie Ann Horvath's side of the story entirely, but it does seem like they found the other item you mentioned, pressure to work on the charity. - Stephen Mack
I wouldn't even say the investigation entirely denies Horvath's story, partly because both active parties of the primary complaint had been removed, Horvath & Preston-Warner's wife. It just couldn't confirm her story. - Not Me
First sentence, second paragraph: "The investigation found no evidence to support the claims against Tom and his wife of sexual or gender-based harassment or retaliation, or of a sexist or hostile work environment." GitHub seems to be taking the position that Julie Ann Horvath is making it up. - Stephen Mack
Possibly, but most of Horvath's claims were passive-aggressive and personal. So he-said-she-said, or she-said-she-said, seems like it would be something hard to prove after the fact. I can see the investigation not finding evidence, when you factor in the bias, and current vs previous environment. - Not Me
A lot of the allegations in the TechCrunch article ( shouldn't have been hard to prove. For GitHub to say "no evidence" in their blog post just doesn't seem credible to me. - Stephen Mack
It's true I don't know what the investigation was on, since they had already released the guy who was hitting on her, and had apologized and amended policies about access to non-githubbers. This in the first week, so possibly was outside of the scope. The claims about what took place in front of HR, could be right for both sides. Most of the other claims, seem hard to justify, as... more... - Not Me
I've certainly been in a few confrontations here, as have others, where a growing discomfort influences interpretations. It's quite possible she was feeling attacked, but it wasn't represented or acknowledgable externally. - Not Me
Yeah, there are always two sides. But the blog post just seems too one-sided to me. I don't know anything first-hand and I don't know Julie Ann Horvath at all, but my management experience in resolving conflicts like this has given me some general background, and my instinct is telling me that GitHub's blog post is trying to sweep everything under the rug. It doesn't feel right. - Stephen Mack
Fairfax teens could get extra hour of sleep on school days
Fairfax teens could get extra hour of sleep on school days
Wow, brutal. I'm pretty sure my HS didn't start till 9 am. - Andrew C (✔)
"The study, which began in April 2013, was commissioned by the Fairfax County School Board to determine options for delaying the first bell in high schools until after 8 a.m. Some teenagers across the county board buses at 5:45 a.m. to make it to their first high school classes of the day, which begin at 7:20 a.m." - Andrew C (✔)
holly #ravingfangirl
Just posted a 3.10 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! #RunKeeper
Just posted a 3.10 mi run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! #RunKeeper
I either have a new favorite treadmill or intervals are my new best friend. And no sore toe today! - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Woohoo! - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox
Google Fiber. “@voxdotcom: Blue states watch more porn than red states - except for one.”
Kevin Fox
RT @karenmcgrane: I might write a post about my user experience in changing eleventy bajillion passwords, here’s a summary: A lot of people should be fired
Victor Ganata
RT @crampell: now that we know people can survive 5.5 hours in a plane's wheel well, which airline will be first to sell these as super-economy seats?
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES (you know i'm right) - Big Joe Silence
If they can install oxygen masks down there I'm down. =p - ronin
nope, oxygen is an upcharge. - Big Joe Silence
I was thinking Ryanair or Spirit. - Victor Ganata
Allegiant. - Friar Will
*worried face* - Mo Kargas
Should be in Comic Sans. - Joe - Systems Analyst
You never get a second chance to make a good lamacoid. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Steve and 4 other people
RT @lightnarcissus: Digging Warpaint so much lately. Pretty much the most divine mix of Cocteau Twins & The Cure I can ask for in 2014
AJ Batac
Finally, Flickr changed the word "Set" to "Albums"
it took me forever to figure that out. i was all "why can't i add a picture to a set anymore?!?!?!" >.> - holly #ravingfangirl
Victor Ganata
Liberalism, lack of religion, gov't programs didn't undermine morality. Capitalism and greed did. You're just looking for a scapegoat now.
How jet stowaways can survive cold, lack of oxygen -
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii. While the number of known stowaway attempts is few, people have survived with surprising frequency....
Victor Ganata
In English, Easter eggs are much older than the Easter bunny. The first English reference to "Easter eggs" dates from the 16th century - Slate
"Himself fast tyed to the said Crosse, where he tarried the space of one hour; During which time, the boyes served him with his Easter egges." - Victor Ganata
"A less festive citation could hardly be imagined: this is a description of a punishment administered to a Catholic priest in Edinburgh in 1565. He was tied to a cross and pelted with the eggs in question." - Victor Ganata
Mary Carmen
Back out on the trail today for the first time in 9 days. 3 miles. Not a bad ease back into it. Knee feels good.
Yay!!! - Lisa L. Seifert
:-) I'm easing off the running for now. I figure in two weeks I will be back up to 8 miles. Gonna ease back. - Mary Carmen
Mary Carmen
She wants so much to crawl. I feel bad that she hasn't figured it out yet. But, she persists. She's tenacious.
My baby nephew was like that. He was so pissed whenever my brother or sis-in-law took him out of this little play thing that allowed him to "walk" in circles around the activity center. - Katie
Our niece went through a stage of crawling backwards. She would get up on all fours, rev up, and then just head backwards. You could see her trying to figure out how she wasn't where she thought she should be. - Heleninstitches
She is rolling everywhere and kinda pulling herself along. - Mary Carmen
Glen Campbell
Just ate two red jelly beans. One was cherry, and the other was cinnamon. The effect was rather...interesting.
New flavor ... cherry bomb! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Steve and 4 other people
Awesome! Great job, Slacy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey, happy birthday, Slacy! Everybody buy a heartbleed t-shirt he designed to raise money for OpenSSL! - Stephen Mack
Victor Ganata
So it looks like CVS won't accept Blue Cross Medi-Cal managed care anymore, which I imagine is a business decision to maximize profits. Of course, everyone is going to blame Obama.
Woken up by a cat.
Welcome to my world.. Every. Single. Day. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
The cat was carried in by a five year old who turned on all the lights and threw the cat into bed with me. - Derrick
To have been a fly on that wall... - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
I was very polite about it, all things considered. - Derrick
That sounds unpleasant for both you and the cat. - Katy S
The bassets wake us up every day, too. - Jed
Any chance of turning the tables on the 5yo? - RepoRat
It was what it was, but I'm used to living alone. :) 5 y/o is dispatched to day care and me and cat have since nodded at each other in solidarity (with a couple of head bumps and mutual skritches of affection) and she's now off sleeping as I head back home to DC. - Derrick
Cats generally do know whom to blame in situations like that. - RepoRat
^^^ this. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
cats are good. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
They're okay. I think FF people love them more than I do, but I like them. - Derrick
5yos, on the other hand... - RepoRat
Mary Carmen
Happy Easter!
She's so darn ADORABLE! - Tamara J. B.
Too cute. :) - Steven Perez
oh dear god, I just melted. - MoTO Moca Blend
Adorable! - Son of Groucho
totes adorbs - Glen Campbell
Cat intelligence and cognition: Are cats smarter than dogs? -
Cat intelligence and cognition: Are cats smarter than dogs?
"Agrillo studies something called numerical competence. That’s essentially the ability to distinguish a small quantity from a larger one. The test his lab uses is fairly simple. Researchers place three black dots over a desirable object (like a plate of food or a door that leads to friends) and two dots over an undesirable object (like an empty plate or a door that leads to nowhere interesting). Agrillo and colleagues then look to see if, over multiple trials, the animals can distinguish between the two quantities. Besides fish, his team has worked with monkeys and birds—all of which have been fairly cooperative. But when he tried the experiment with cats, he practically gave up." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"To reduce the number of variables, Agrillo’s team always conducts the studies in its laboratory. But when owners brought their cats over, most of the felines freaked out. Even the docile ones displayed little interest in the test. Ultimately, Agrillo wound up with just four cats—and even they were a pain to work with. “Very often, they didn’t participate in the experiment or they... more... - Jessie
laura x
#toddlerx's big sister is running the Boston Marathon today!
Victor Ganata
"Best by 10/02/151441" (via sugarysnarks)
So between my bags of pasta that supposedly expire sometime in the 71st century and this bottle of maple syrup, at least our carbohydrate supplies should be secure! - Victor Ganata
Victor Ganata
If materialistic determinism is completely true, then you could theoretically trace the fate of the carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and phosphorus in your body and see that, more likely than not, molecules that used to be part of you will be incorporated in other living things in an unending chain.
Well, not entirely unending. A stray cosmic ray could transmute atomic nuclei or split nuclei apart its constituent nucleons, but you could also theoretically trace the fate of those subatomic particles. And sure, its likely that some of your carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen will be vaporized into gas that will eventually leak out into space, but odds are that most of you will stay on Earth for quite a long, long time. - Victor Ganata
This is not to say that you're literally reincarnated. The memories—emergent properties of complex networks of cells which are in turn complex aggregates of multifarious molecules—are gone, although, again, if materialistic determinism is completely true (and assuming that it's true that information cannot be lost), you could theoretically trace the worldline back in time to reconstruct those memories. - Victor Ganata
Maybe it's silly, but I do find something weirdly comforting about the fact that parts of you are likely to last for quite a long time even relative to the lifetime of the universe, even if it's as something non-sapient or non-sentient. - Victor Ganata
OK, granted, all our corpses will be utterly vaporized when the Sun goes red giant in a few billion years, but the vast majority of our atoms will only really be turned into plasma and not necessarily transmuted into other elements or split apart into their constituent electrons and quarks. - Victor Ganata
CNN Breaking News
Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins 2nd straight #BostonMarathon. Unofficial time, 2:18:57, would be women's course record.
RT @RollingStone: Why the gloriously bizarre #Blacklist star James Spader is the strangest man on TV:
Kevin Fox
Re-watched Mannequin tonight. Man that James Spader can act.
He's a hoot! That's what he is! - Akiva
Kevin Fox
#Dollhouse. "Everything is Rossum! Everything is cool when it's programmed to be. Everything is Rossum, when we're living your dreams."
Victor Ganata
Poor Snowden. I wonder when the exact moment was when he realized that he was nothing more than Putin's pet American.
Itching to challenge this guy with a World's Greatest Dad license plate, demanding evidence assented to by at least a plurality of the scientific community. Gonna make an example outta this one.
Mary Carmen
I cannot believe my sister is pregnant again. #4ontheway
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