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Subject: Job interview advice
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Date: 2020-01-13T17:17:04
Newsgroup: alt.mjd.job-interview
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A long time ago I was at a job interview, and the interviewer said she was concerned that the work wasn't hard enough for me, that I might become bored, find myself hating the job, and stop doing any work while continuing to come in.

I said no, before that happened I would certainly quit. Or else show up one day with a shotgun and murder everyone in the office.

There was a long pause.

“I probably shouldn't have said that.”

I got the job.


Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2020-01-08T18:57:28
Newsgroup: talk.mjd.20200108
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  • “Potion” is not related to “potent” (from Latin potēns, “powerful”, akin to “potentate” ). It is from pōtāre, to drink. It is, however, from the same root as “poison”.


Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2020-01-07T18:48:26
Newsgroup: alt.binaries.20200107
Message-ID: <5cbff0ad227fd427@shitpost.plover.com>
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  • In classical Greek, the name of the letter ε was simply “εἶ”. The name “epsilon” (ἒψιλόν) didn't arise until the middle ages.


Subject: Schisms
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Date: 2020-01-06T18:03:09
Newsgroup: sci.math.schism
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According to this 2004 New York Times article, United Methodists Move to Defrock Lesbian:

few Methodists expect church to reach point of schism…

and yet here we are.


Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2020-01-02T16:41:36
Newsgroup: rec.food.20200102
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Content-Type: text/shitpost
  • Czech has a letter Ť, which is written lowercase as ť.


Subject: Customer service
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Date: 2020-01-02T16:08:45
Newsgroup: misc.misc.customer-service
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The Bosch web site said I should call if I wasn't sure whether their blade would fit in my tool. So I called. After about ten minutes on hold, I got the rep and asked my question: "Will your T-shank blades work in my Black and Decker handheld jigsaw?"

"I need the part or model number of the blade."

"I am interested in model T130DG."

"That is a T-shank blade. Does your saw take T-shank blades?"

"Yes, that is exactly what I am asking."

"Our blade will work in your saw, if your saw is compatible with T-shank blades."

Thanks, Bosch. I will decide to buy your blade, if your blade is something that I decide to buy.