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2020-11-27 8:17:20 AM  
Damn, I'm gonna end up loving Team Biden's style and cred while simultaneously repulsed by how he's going to appease and pander to the Nazi Republican party, letting evil persist with barely a slap on the wrist.

So, like Obama but old and white.

Please let me be wrong.
 
2020-11-27 8:30:54 AM  

yohohogreengiant: Damn, I'm gonna end up loving Team Biden's style and cred while simultaneously repulsed by how he's going to appease and pander to the Nazi Republican party, letting evil persist with barely a slap on the wrist.

So, like Obama but old and white.

Please let me be wrong.


I'm hoping they are just playing their hand close to the vest.  They have managed to be very good with their messaging, so far.  Biden watched over the last 24 months which media outlets were less biased, how social media is best used, and best of all, how to surround himself with younger people of decent moral character.  He probably relies on his wife's judgement more than everyone in the GOP, combined.  Just because the last four years have been a gushing fire hose of viciousness, deceit, lies, debauchery, and grift, doesn't mean it has to continue at the same rate.  President Biden has decades of politics under his belt, and hopefully loves serving up nice cold dishes of revenge.
 
2020-11-27 8:36:33 AM  
Mike Tyson for Attorney General. HE'S HUNGRY!
 
2020-11-27 8:49:57 AM  
RTA - So they're looking for a designated young person I assume to set up their wifi and vcrs.
 
2020-11-27 8:57:47 AM  
Pretty techy selection process by Uncle Joe. Much more techy than Trump's process of hiring unqualified sycophants and/or business cronies and heavyweight campaign contributors.
 
2020-11-27 10:20:04 AM  
That's better than my code comments in the xaml/xml which is typically something like:

<!--Don't change the block below or it will hose up the entire transaction process - 11/27/2020 UD -->
 
2020-11-27 10:39:17 AM  
Biden's messaging has been really internet and media savvy overall. Impressive.
 
2020-11-27 10:49:06 AM  

cherryl taggart: yohohogreengiant: Damn, I'm gonna end up loving Team Biden's style and cred while simultaneously repulsed by how he's going to appease and pander to the Nazi Republican party, letting evil persist with barely a slap on the wrist.

So, like Obama but old and white.

Please let me be wrong.

I'm hoping they are just playing their hand close to the vest.  They have managed to be very good with their messaging, so far.  Biden watched over the last 24 months which media outlets were less biased, how social media is best used, and best of all, how to surround himself with younger people of decent moral character.  He probably relies on his wife's judgement more than everyone in the GOP, combined.  Just because the last four years have been a gushing fire hose of viciousness, deceit, lies, debauchery, and grift, doesn't mean it has to continue at the same rate.  President Biden has decades of politics under his belt, and hopefully loves serving up nice cold dishes of revenge.


This is what I'm fervently hoping. He's career, and an example of why I vastly prefer professional statesmen and really, really distrust arbitrary term limits for legislators.

He's putting together a great team. He's gonna have to middle finger to Senate confirmations from Moscow Mitch, but they have vision.

After the election fraud accusations, Trump and his mob have to be indicted. There's no path forward as a nation without a Trump trial, or him fleeing to Russia.
 
2020-11-27 10:49:44 AM  

Badmoodman: Pretty techy selection process by Uncle Joe. Much more techy than Trump's process of hiring unqualified sycophants and/or business cronies and heavyweight campaign contributors.


I heard Barron will do the cyber
 
2020-11-27 11:54:28 AM  
Anyone remember that easter egg in one of the *really* old versions of Excel?  You had to type something in a certain cell and it created this hallway.  Can't remember if it was interactive or not.
 
2020-11-27 11:56:41 AM  
Hey, if you're savvy enough to get to the source code, you're already halfway there.

Although this way of advertising jobs, albeit not that common, is not unheard of.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-11-27 12:09:32 PM  
I've found a few of these jobs ads in the past, but I don't want to do HTML/JS/CSS coding.
 
2020-11-27 12:13:54 PM  
Or, you know, you could just use his website to apply for a job without looking at the source code. Like a normal human.

https://buildbackbetter.gov/join-us/
 
2020-11-27 12:34:36 PM  

xanadian: Anyone remember that easter egg in one of the *really* old versions of Excel?  You had to type something in a certain cell and it created this hallway.  Can't remember if it was interactive or not.


Flight simulator in Excel 97.

In the 90's Bill had a habit of looking for easter eggs in the various products because he didn't want to look "unprofessional".  In particular he never wanted any of the names of the product creators to be in the product.  Bit of an asshole about it, having fired an entire team because the put one of those in.  Least that's how I've heard the story - take it with an Internet grain of salt.

So the Excel team put in an entire farking flight simulator and slipped it past him.  It was kind of a "you are an executive, stop looking at the code since you clearly don't understand it anymore" message.  From what I've gathered he got the point.  You can look up the steps to find the entrance to the flight simulator.
 
2020-11-27 12:51:43 PM  

MadHatter500: xanadian: Anyone remember that easter egg in one of the *really* old versions of Excel?  You had to type something in a certain cell and it created this hallway.  Can't remember if it was interactive or not.

Flight simulator in Excel 97.

In the 90's Bill had a habit of looking for easter eggs in the various products because he didn't want to look "unprofessional".  In particular he never wanted any of the names of the product creators to be in the product.  Bit of an asshole about it, having fired an entire team because the put one of those in.  Least that's how I've heard the story - take it with an Internet grain of salt.

So the Excel team put in an entire farking flight simulator and slipped it past him.  It was kind of a "you are an executive, stop looking at the code since you clearly don't understand it anymore" message.  From what I've gathered he got the point.  You can look up the steps to find the entrance to the flight simulator.


The one I'm thinking of looks like a hallway in some kind of dark temple in hell.  *shrug*
 
2020-11-27 12:52:33 PM  

Alley Rat: Hey, if you're savvy enough to get to the source code, you're already halfway there.

Although this way of advertising jobs, albeit not that common, is not unheard of.


Bonus points if you can find easter eggs via Burp while browsing the site.

May or may not be legal.  :P
 
2020-11-27 1:07:27 PM  

ZAZ: I've found a few of these jobs ads in the past, but I don't want to do HTML/JS/CSS coding.


I thought CSS is what you teach to the document/tech-writer person so you don't have to jack with it.
 
2020-11-27 1:21:18 PM  

xanadian: MadHatter500: xanadian: Anyone remember that easter egg in one of the *really* old versions of Excel?  You had to type something in a certain cell and it created this hallway.  Can't remember if it was interactive or not.

Flight simulator in Excel 97.

In the 90's Bill had a habit of looking for easter eggs in the various products because he didn't want to look "unprofessional".  In particular he never wanted any of the names of the product creators to be in the product.  Bit of an asshole about it, having fired an entire team because the put one of those in.  Least that's how I've heard the story - take it with an Internet grain of salt.

So the Excel team put in an entire farking flight simulator and slipped it past him.  It was kind of a "you are an executive, stop looking at the code since you clearly don't understand it anymore" message.  From what I've gathered he got the point.  You can look up the steps to find the entrance to the flight simulator.

The one I'm thinking of looks like a hallway in some kind of dark temple in hell.  *shrug*


Excel 95?

Microsoft Office 95 - "Hall of Tortured Souls"
Youtube kK0M74E8PS4
 
2020-11-27 1:32:29 PM  

kmgenesis23: Like a normal human.


It's like you don't know what tab you're in.
 
2020-11-27 1:50:18 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: xanadian: MadHatter500: xanadian: Anyone remember that easter egg in one of the *really* old versions of Excel?  You had to type something in a certain cell and it created this hallway.  Can't remember if it was interactive or not.

Flight simulator in Excel 97.

In the 90's Bill had a habit of looking for easter eggs in the various products because he didn't want to look "unprofessional".  In particular he never wanted any of the names of the product creators to be in the product.  Bit of an asshole about it, having fired an entire team because the put one of those in.  Least that's how I've heard the story - take it with an Internet grain of salt.

So the Excel team put in an entire farking flight simulator and slipped it past him.  It was kind of a "you are an executive, stop looking at the code since you clearly don't understand it anymore" message.  From what I've gathered he got the point.  You can look up the steps to find the entrance to the flight simulator.

The one I'm thinking of looks like a hallway in some kind of dark temple in hell.  *shrug*

Excel 95?

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/kK0M74E8​PS4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


That would be it.  I remember typing something in row B though and not going to the help menu.  But, that was *ages* ago.  I'm sure I remember it wrong.
 
2020-11-27 2:01:26 PM  
Emphasize Talent over obedience?
 
2020-11-27 2:26:43 PM  

yohohogreengiant: He's putting together a great team. He's gonna have to middle finger to Senate confirmations from Moscow Mitch, but they have vision.


No need to confirm anyone.  Trump's gift to future presidents.
 
2020-11-27 2:31:41 PM  

make me some tea: Biden's messaging has been really internet and media savvy overall. Impressive.


You mean like Biden Island in Animal Crossing, 2020's "Pokemon Go To The Polls"?
 
2020-11-27 3:30:54 PM  

Alley Rat: Hey, if you're savvy enough to get to the source code, you're already halfway there.

Although this way of advertising jobs, albeit not that common, is not unheard of.


Clicking a button on your browser is half of the requirements? My cat shows me the source code every time she walks across my keyboard.

flondrix: yohohogreengiant: He's putting together a great team. He's gonna have to middle finger to Senate confirmations from Moscow Mitch, but they have vision.

No need to confirm anyone.  Trump's gift to future presidents.


And whenever he uses something like this he should start by saying "As Trump and republicans did in 2016-2020..." to reduce the ability of the republicans to call the action bad without looking like hypocrites.
 
2020-11-27 4:58:30 PM  
Remember way back in 2016, Trump's people found job candidates by googling.
 
2020-11-27 5:42:56 PM  
Well, now we know Jester Actual is actually a pro-Trump hacker. Way to destroy the Biden team's device to find good applicants.
 
2020-11-27 6:08:08 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Well, now we know Jester Actual is actually a pro-Trump hacker. Way to destroy the Biden team's device to find good applicants.


Uhhh, Jester is very much not Pro-Shroomwang, and this isn't a new thing, given that it was covered by Rachel Maddow on at least Monday.

So nothing has been destroyed, it's been talked about all week.
 
2020-11-27 6:27:09 PM  

cherryl taggart: yohohogreengiant: Damn, I'm gonna end up loving Team Biden's style and cred while simultaneously repulsed by how he's going to appease and pander to the Nazi Republican party, letting evil persist with barely a slap on the wrist.

So, like Obama but old and white.

Please let me be wrong.

I'm hoping they are just playing their hand close to the vest.  They have managed to be very good with their messaging, so far.  Biden watched over the last 24 months which media outlets were less biased, how social media is best used, and best of all, how to surround himself with younger people of decent moral character.  He probably relies on his wife's judgement more than everyone in the GOP, combined.  Just because the last four years have been a gushing fire hose of viciousness, deceit, lies, debauchery, and grift, doesn't mean it has to continue at the same rate.  President Biden has decades of politics under his belt, and hopefully loves serving up nice cold dishes of revenge.


Viciousness, deceit, lies, debauchery, and grift: out.
Score-settling, shunning, and revenge: in.
Yes, it's a brand new day.
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2020-11-27 6:42:10 PM  
The process involves shuffling Biden into a closed room so he can sit and drool, mumbling to himself, while the unelected burocrats make the decisions.
 
2020-11-27 6:45:43 PM  

limboslam: The process involves shuffling Biden into a closed room so he can sit and drool, mumbling to himself, while the unelected burocrats make the decisions.


Yeah, that attempt might have worked better if we hadn't watched him stomp the Tangerine Terrorist twice in person and continue to demonstrate he's more on the ball that Lardass has ever been.

But now?  Nah, "it's not effective at all"
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2020-11-27 7:43:00 PM  

kmgenesis23: Or, you know, you could just use his website to apply for a job without looking at the source code. Like a normal human.

https://buildbackbetter.gov/join-us/


Do you really want normal humans running your government's IT infrastructure?

I *want* the 600lb basement shut-in.  More dedication to the craft.
 
2020-11-27 7:46:22 PM  
xanadian:

The one I'm thinking of looks like a hallway in some kind of dark temple in hell.  *shrug*

No, you're thinking of what happens when you try to reformat a Word document with anchored objects.
 
2020-11-27 8:11:09 PM  
Unless that's a static page, the job offer isn't in the source code, it's in the html that the source code generates.
 
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