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  1. #4051
    Whoa dude. Congrats
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  2. #4052
    Enourmously rampagingly huge congratulations to the three of you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

  3. #4053
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    Congrats
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

  4. #4054
    Congratulations
    We're stuck in a bloody snowglobe.

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  6. #4056
    Minxie!
    I'll lend you my essence for your rusted throne, and you could bring back the light to the last home of civilisation without which I'm gone
    So take this godsoul to bring forth a new dawn, I'll forgive the death you've earned, the cities you've burned, the lessons we've learned
    For all that remains, just sacrifice me. I'll hide away in a castle on the sea.

  7. #4057
    Loggin' in to say: Congratulations!!!
    I could have had class. I could have been a contender.
    I could have been somebody. Instead of a bum
    Which is what I am

    I aim at the stars
    But sometimes I hit London

  8. #4058
    Well fuck me sideways. It's a Zig.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

  9. #4059
    Thanks lads

    We read the latest data on atmospheric CO2 concentrations with great concern



    but remain resolved to find an effective, equitable and timely solution to these existential threats



    I will try to limit photos to important dates and events Our daughter was born on Friday the 13th, under a full moon, and this along with several other pieces of circumstantial but compelling evidence has led us to conclude that she is almost certainly a witch. Two weeks in and it feels like she's changing literally from one day to the next. It's exciting, even though rules being arbitrarily changed--without warning--every single day is a quintessential feature of tyranny. She looks like a mix between my wife and my mother, fortunately with only the slightest hint of my, er, rhinic misfortune. She's already mastered toad and rabbit styles, and is making steady progress on tiger style. She has a beautiful smile, but all the evidence suggests it's a sure sign she's about to poo. We're all enjoying learning about one another; initial sleep-deprivation notwithstanding, our confinement to this magic baby-bubble has, already in this very short span of time, brought enjoyable changes of perspective on many things, and given us a lot of positive energy. I've learned to sleep while sitting up, a skill I never thought I'd master. It feels good being able to solve problems as they arise, and accept the things that we can't--and probably don't need to--solve. Obviously we haven't the slightest clue how much more challenging this is certainly going to get, but suddenly priorities are much more easy to sort out: baby first.

    If all goes well, my wife and I will both be home on paid parental leave until the end of November, after which she'll continue on her own until Spring while I resume working, and then I'll take over for my 8 mo stint at home. Can't get over just how luxurious it is to be able to spend so much time together at home. The weather gods have blessed us with an absolutely beautiful Autumn, and so we've been able to adjust slowly and comfortably to our new life, with increasingly long walks and relaxing activities. She sleeps a lot, and we still occasionally sleep in shifts, so I'm confident I'll be wasting much of my time on the internet for many more weeks to come, but I'm also taking the opportunity to catch up on reading while they sleep. Life is good albeit vaguely terrifying
    Last edited by Aimless; 09-28-2019 at 04:38 PM.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  10. #4060
    Parenting is like half-assing everything and realizing that it's okay.

    Eight months of leave? Damn that's amazing.

  11. #4061
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnaught View Post
    Parenting is like half-assing everything and realizing that it's okay.

    Eight months of leave? Damn that's amazing.
    Total of 480+10 days per child, uniquely generous—and we have vacation & comp time on top of that, which usually adds up to a couple of months or so per year for me. thinking of doing a writeup once things settle down and I know more about all the pro-fertility/pro-children policies.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  12. #4062
    Congrats on not having to sleep for the next 3-4 years.
    Hope is the denial of reality

  13. #4063
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Congrats on not having to sleep for the next 3-4 years.
    But then it gets better! or at least at 7.
    Ugh... young kids, small problem... older... I'm starting to imagine. >_<

    We spent some planning and sent the kids to 4h kindergarden when they were ~2 and 3 years old.
    I don't regret that an inch. It's a generous leave we have here so might as well make the best of it.
    I'm not going to have strangers raise my kids!

    Now they are at school between 8-(13)15, then one of us usually fetch them.
    The oldest one walks home alone, I got camera and alarm setup so I notice him when he gets home.
    It's a 10 min walk for him. My younger will probably require some more time since we are not all born equal.

  14. #4064
    Designed some new headlight plugs for my car, a good mix of subtle and nerdy.

    Click to view the full version
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  15. #4065
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Designed some new headlight plugs for my car, a good mix of subtle and nerdy.
    Easy to install?!

  16. #4066
    Yeah, about 30 minutes in tinkercad, 3 hours to print and it literally just clips in.
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  17. #4067
    Well that was an abrupt change in content

  18. #4068
    Ours was not so easy to install
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  19. #4069
    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    Well that was an abrupt change in content
    What, we're both showing off our babies

    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Ours was not so easy to install
    but installing is the easy part?
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  20. #4070
    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Total of 480+10 days per child, uniquely generous—and we have vacation & comp time on top of that, which usually adds up to a couple of months or so per year for me. thinking of doing a writeup once things settle down and I know more about all the pro-fertility/pro-children policies.
    Most people I know are all about passing Malthusian anti-fertility policies.

  21. #4071
    But why would you want an anti-fertility policy?

    "When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first." - Werner Heisenberg (maybe)

  22. #4072
    They believe it's the only solution to promote socialism and eco-consciousness.

    But that's a cute kid!

  23. #4073
    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnaught View Post
    Most people I know are all about passing Malthusian anti-fertility policies.
    I expect they haven't thought it through and that their views would be very different if their personal circumstances were different, eg. if they'd settled in Northern Europe.

    We've been visiting my family and friends down south, and I've been surprised by how much of a sense of community a new baby can evoke. It's been great letting her meet everyone. She is excellent pro-miscegenation propaganda because she's much smaller than the average Swedish baby, whenever I've carried her around while out and about, people have been in equal measures delighted and horrified, because they think she's a week-old preemie.

    She's also been working on her acting skills:









    None of these are poo-faces afaict. It took three weeks before we could catch one of her fleeting smiles on camera, but she's much easier to trick into smiling now. I'll have to find a better lens for the camera so that I can use that instead of my phone.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  24. #4074
    It took a surprisingly long time to convince procreator-in-chief that infant smiles are gas or poo (or both!).

    But she's very cute

  25. #4075


    My no-longer-the-youngest on Halloween
    "In a field where an overlooked bug could cost millions, you want people who will speak their minds, even if they’re sometimes obnoxious about it."

  26. #4076
    Some pictures from last years iPhone.
    (is it possible to shrink? otherwise, sorry for hurting your eyes with grain )

    *removed since someone actually have a good point; though I voilate it on fb too often*
    Last edited by rille; 11-08-2019 at 05:14 PM.

  27. #4077
    Cute kids, nice pics. No offense -- but I've never understood why people post pictures of their children on internet forums, TWF included.

  28. #4078
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post


    My no-longer-the-youngest on Halloween
    Take no prisoners, accept no bullshit
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

  29. #4079
    Hah that one's a fabulous picture.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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