The Variant

Tech news from an alternate timeline

33-year-old Twitter intern offers job to whoever can help him center a div

George Hotz (33) (thirty three) (yeah three three), a Twitter intern hand-picked by owner Elon Musk, issued a challenge this morning; “I want this div to be in the middle of the screen - horizontally and vertically”. Although Hotz disclaimed that he’s “not sure he has the authority to do [so]”, he put an internship on the table. “This is the interview”, Hotz said. Some users pointed out that this problem is (generously) trivial to intermediate-level front-end web developers, but were met with prompt account suspension.


Jon Prosser Pledges to Donate Only Remaining Kidney if Folding iPhones Are Not Announced Next Month

Update: Prosser has clarified the tone of his Tweet, stating in a reply that he’s “Dead serious.” Jon Prosser, a prominent Apple analyst and leaker, shocked many yesterday with a Tweet pledging to “give away [his] remaining kidney” if Apple doesn’t announce a “folding iPhone by the end of November”. While it has been widely speculated that Apple has its eye on folding phone technology, no other sources have suggested any time frame for the unveiling of a folding iPhone.


Apple to Relocate Headquarters to Texas According to Leaked Memo

“pack ur bags, [f-slur]s” Apple CEO Timothy Cook instructs employees in a jarringly unprofessional internal memo announcing Apple’s shocking relocation to Palo Alto, Texas. The doozy of a memo sent to all Apple corporate employees this morning and leaked to The Variant just minutes ago provided little detail about any aspects of the move. The only motive mentioned was “[keeping] an eye on elon haha”, a presumptive reference to Tesla’s recent intent to move to Austin, Texas from Palo Alto, California, which may have created confusion behind the memo’s curious reference to Palo Alto, Texas, a very small town described by Wikipedia as “located four miles southwest of Driscoll, 7-1/2 miles north of Bishop, and 14-1/2 miles north of Kingsville.

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