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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-20 00:00
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Subject: the Last Good Idea

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October 20th, 2017: TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY! Looks like *I* completed an orbit around the sun and now deserve a moderate slice of cake!!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-20 04:00
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Subject: Cast Iron Pan

If you want to evenly space them, it's easiest to alternate between the Arctic and Antarctic. Some people just go to the Arctic twice, near the equinoxes so the visits are almost 6 months apart, but it's not the same.

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Date: 2017-10-18 17:21
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Subject: Announcing the Reddit Internship for Engineers (RIFE)

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Chris Slowe (u/KeyserSosa)
CTO

One of the most enjoyable parts of growing in my career as a software engineer is getting to mentor The Next Generation. There inevitably comes a day in every CTO’s life when you discover the juniorest of juniors you hired “a while ago” (the whiles get shorter as you get older) has not only stopped performing spontaneous (unplanned) production “load tests,” but has become the leader of a new eng team with juniors of their own to mentor. It’s in that spirit that I’m very pleased to announce the first ever fully fledged (and paid!) internship program for software-engineers-in-training, coming to Reddit HQ in summer 2018!

Why now?

Redditors have been asking us to have internships for years, but we wanted to make sure that when we hire juniors (whether pre- or post-grad), we set them up for success.  This means not just giving them a job but also a way to progress in their career.  As a company, we know we can provide access to mentorship from world-class engineers with lots of experience in scaling.  Implicit in the “access” is that they need to be “accessible.”  We are finally big enough and have enough basic infrastructure and good processes to make sure we can build product, mentor juniors, and keep the site up.  We also have an increasingly large list of hard but interesting projects to work on, which are also relatively well-defined.  This means we have work for engineers of all experience levels, and the work will be interesting and necessary.  

In planning this move, we realized that we’d also like to not just hire an intern, but rather a bona fide intern class.  This ups the work for us, and the number of people committed to the endeavor, but also means a chance for an honest-to-goodness internship program complete with trust falls (we assume this is a necessary ingredient of mixing “HR” with “bootcamp,” and if we’re wrong, we’ll have a batch of interns to test these ideas out on!).

Who are we looking for?

So with all that to motivate why we’re doing this, let’s move onto the how.  If you satisfy the following criteria…

  • A desire to work at Reddit HQ in San Francisco over Summer 2018
  • Are actively working towards a degree in CS, EE, or a related field
  • Are able to program your way out of a paper bag…or make a paper bag out of CSS3…or something probably involving React because that’s all anyone talks about anymore
  • Ability to fetch coffee… for yourself! From our wide array of Bay Area coffee choices!
  • Authorization to work in the United States
  • You’re over the age of 18
  • Have laughed at at least three out of the five jokes present in this post   

…then you should really go here and submit your resume for consideration.


Questions? Witty comments? Join the discussion in r/blog!

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-18 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: Research Risks

The 1919 Great Boston Molasses Flood remained the deadliest confectionery containment accident until the Canadian Space Agency's 2031 orbital maple syrup delivery disaster.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-18 00:00
Security: Public
Subject: this comic is inspired by me wondering about "take out" "take away" "to go", and other such differen

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October 18th, 2017: So it turns out that the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL was super fun. I even commissioned some art from one of my favourite English cartoonists!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-16 04:00
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Subject: Bun Trend

Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-16 00:00
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Subject: MORAL: some fridays be freaky

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October 16th, 2017: So it turns out that the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL was super fun. I even commissioned some art from one of my favourite English cartoonists!

UPDATE: turns out Freaky Friday was originally a 1972 novel, retelling the same story first proposed (near as I can tell) in 1882. In our world, I mean. In dinosaur land it's exactly as shown in the comic and I have never made a mistake!!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-13 04:00
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Subject: State Borders

A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-13 00:00
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Subject: gassy dave had a good run, considering

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October 13th, 2017: This weekend I'm in ENGLAND, for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL, so if you're near the Lake District (which frankly sounds great) - let's hang out and enjoy some comics!

– Ryan

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Date: 2017-10-12 22:19
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Subject: Reddit Teams up With TIME on New Editorial Partnership - The best of Reddit, summed up in one weekly

Posted by Staff

Today, we kicked off an exciting new editorial partnership with TIME. to bring some of the best content and conversations on Reddit to TIME readers. Every Thursday, the outlet will publish a short round-up of the most interesting stories found on Reddit the previous week, from unmissable AMAs and hilarious r/AskReddit threads to gold-worthy comments and obscure communities you might not have seen before.

The partnership marks the latest initiative from our Media Partnerships team, who just returned from ONA17 (Online News Association) in D.C., where they met with with journalists, publishers, and other media orgs from around the world to show them how they can engage with Reddit.

Over the past two years, the team has leveled up their work to help publishers on Reddit—including profile pages for outlets like Washington Post and AL.com, an impressive range of AMA series, post and comment embeds to give attribution back to the users behind the content, and new sourcing tools like Taboola and CrowdTangle.

TIME was among the first publishers on Reddit to create a profile page back in June, which they’ve used to post articles, answer questions from redditors, and share AMAs. A few months later, they hit another Reddit milestone as the first publisher to have a native video upload hit the front page with over 27,000 upvotes.

As TIME’s Reddit roundups evolve, we’re excited to see them bring some of our favorite posts and communities to new audiences. In their inaugural issue published earlier today, writer Ashley Hoffman highlights the fascinating slice-of-life community r/TalesFromThePizzaGuy, a Star Wars-themed Photoshop Battle starring the adorable Porgs, a thought-provoking post from r/WritingPrompts on the perils of infinite money, and one user’s novel life pro tip for couples who can’t decide where to eat.

Check out the full roundup here! You can follow TIME on Reddit at u/timemagazine, and stay tuned for weekly Reddit roundups posted to time.com every Thursday.

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-11 04:00
Security: Public
Subject: Logical

It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-11 00:00
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Subject: the more i think about chocolate hair the more i can't ever stop thinking about chocolate hair

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October 11th, 2017: This weekend I'll be in ENGLAND, for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL, so if you're near the Lake District (which frankly sounds great) - let's hang out and enjoy some comics!

– Ryan

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User: [syndicated profile] xkcd_feed
Date: 2017-10-09 04:00
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Subject: Jet Lag

I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."

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User: [syndicated profile] dinosaur_comics_feed
Date: 2017-10-09 00:00
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Subject: actually not every living thing can fire water out of their eyes. sorry every living thing. sorry

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October 9th, 2017: This weekend I'll be in ENGLAND, for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL, so if you're near the Lake District (which frankly sounds great) - let's hang out and enjoy some comics!

– Ryan

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