Coming out in a few weeks. The lower ones are quite impacted so I'll be put out cold for the operation. Thank jebus as I've had 11 teeth pulled in my life and I don't need to be awake for that again. Since I'm an evolutionary leap forward, I don't have upper wisdom teeth.
Got my paltry raise today, which brings me to within about $10k of what I should be making. Boss did his best to spin it, but at any rate it isn't his fault. He was very happy with my work - a bit odd as I don't think he was too far from canning me last fall. He talked about how good our team is now from a technical perspective and threw a few former coworkers under the bus in the process which was rather shocking.
One of the parts I'm working on (which I hate for various reasons) is suddenly high profile as we're going to sell a bazillion of them to $JAPANESE_CONCERN for their $PRODUCT_TO_SAVE_COMPANY. No, it's not the PS3. Thus I'm now in a position to cause large amounts of pain and suffering should I screw up. I don't think the director liked my cynical smile in yesterday's meeting when I saw how many parts we have to start shipping a week ago.
Other "work" news is redacted until further notice. Sigh.
Kids watching porn on the internets
NPR did a big piece on the influence of porn on kids and parent's worries several weeks ago, complete with semi-hysterical parents who can barely breathe when they can't control every second of their kids' lives. Since the combination of the internet and kid's curiosity can't be defeated, there is only one solution - encourage them to access porn that depicts people having sex as people normally have sex (which isn't widely available, but it is out there). Parents can say "porn isn't how people have sex," but without the visual evidence to back that up, any views on sex formed by graphic depictions of sex are going to be based on the "bad" kind of porn.
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