Recurse as needed


Staples “Brighton Professional” brand hand soap has, like most commercial products that have any sort of chemicals in them, a Material Safety Data Sheet stating important stuff like a list of the chemicals in it, so that it’s documented what chemicals are in the workplace. It also includes First Aid information, just because one wants every product to have clear instructions about what to do if swallowed or whatnot.

One of the First Aid instructions is “In case of skin contact”. So, just in case this hand soap for some reason ends up touching your skin, here’s what you should do:

“In case of skin contact : Wash with water and soap as a precaution”

Quote of the Day


I am starting to think that the right way to think about blockchain and cryptocurrencies and tokens might be the way you’d think about stocks, if stocks had just been invented. Here in 2017, it is uncontroversial to say that the invention of limited-liability joint stock companies utterly changed how humans organized their economic activities, and had huge impacts on economic productivity and on society as a whole. But it is also fair to say that the first few hundred years of stocks were mostly fraud and irrational speculation. Similarly with cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, it is possible both that proponents’ grandiose claims about how they will transform finance and society will turn out to be true, and that most crypto stuff in our lifetimes will be nonsense.

— Matt Levine, “Money Stuff”, July 11, 2017

Quote of the Day: Strange ping results

(Server name/IP redacted due to being from work)

Pinging XXXXXX.XXXXXXXXXX.XXX [192.168.X.XX] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.X.XX: bytes=32 time=-14ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.X.XX: bytes=32 time=-14ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.X.XX: bytes=32 time=-14ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.X.XX: bytes=32 time=-18ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 192.168.X.XX:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = -18ms, Maximum = -14ms, Average = 1073741809ms

And yes, the responses did, in fact, show up very fast.