How A Simple Algorithm Goes Straight To Hell

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Several years ago, the Oatmeal did a fabulously hilarious poster that showed how a website redesign starts off on the right foot– only to become completely derailed into a horrible abomination by client feedback and endless revisions.

Web Development is more efficient. We don’t let client feedback mess up our code. Instead, we screw it all up by ourselves.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the “FizzBuzz Problem.”

Disclosure: I went through a job search in 2014, and no one asked me to solve the FizzBuzz problem in a job interview. The only reason I’ve heard of it is because it was mentioned on Quora. Personally, I think it sounds condescending and alienating, but it makes a great example of “HOW A SIMPLE ALGORITHM GOES STRAIGHT TO HELL!”

Shall we get started?

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The House of Cards Drinking Game (Unofficial)

“There are two kinds of pain . . . the sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain.”

(This would be about the latter kind of pain, in case you are wondering.)

The rules are simple enough. Drink whenever:

  • Frank Underwood “breaks the fourth wall/talks to the audience”
    [ 1 oz. shot – Blanton’s bourbon ] 
  • Claire Underwood goes running
    [ 1 oz. shot – Blanton’s bourbon ] 
  • an explicit sex act is shown
    [ drink one Whiskey Sour ] 
  • Someone gets murdered
    [ smash the bottle and suck on a Maraschino Cherry stem for the rest of the night. ] 
  • You watch an entire episode w/o the “Loading, please wait . . . ” message interrupting.
    [ switch to heroin. (just kidding!) ]