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One of my job applications for adjunct faculty was upgraded from "in progress" to "under review by HR." Not that this means anything because I know most of these systems are automated, but it's nice to know that my application made the initial screening process at this particular college.  I suppose that in the coming weeks I should come up with a few sample syllabi just in case.

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It originated as a billiards term. At least as far as I know.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 25, 2016, 03:03:34 pm »
I'm pretty fascinated about how this is going to affect Ireland. I'm not much of an Irish historian, because it's outside of my scope, but the border between NI and the Republic is porous pretty much only because of the EU. I just saw a post on FB that talks about how the OP remembered seeing the guns and guards doing checks, and how both countries fought to gain at least some porosity. All of that is going to go away.

I did read that NI rejected Sinn Fein's proposal, which is unsurprising. I think the damage done on the island is way too far gone to really even work together for unification at this point. But I can see NI definitely giving the UK the finger if it means being able to at least keep an open border between itself and the Republic.

This is fucking terrifying, and I only know a -tiny- bit of early modern/modern Irish history.d

Edit: Addendum. Ugh.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/24/northern-irish-peace-sacrificed-english-nationalism

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I think I'm going to make a new policy that, when students try to convince me to let a guest of the opposite sex, late at night, come up to their room, to say to them "so the genital herpes cleared up?  Awesome" and give them two thumbs up.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Even better, to catch said partner in the hall or such, and go, "Tell so-and-so that the pharmacist called, his/her Valtrex (or insert UK version here) scrip is ready to be picked up tomorrow."

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 25, 2016, 03:40:02 am »
Some Canadian bitch just posted that the only people this matters to are the British, and that Canadians and Americans need to STFU.

So, I gave her links to the stock market.

Thread magically deleted.

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You've already adapted?

Evidently. It happened my first week here. I woke up to 19 texts from people back east like, "OMG YOU HAD AN EARTHQUAKE AND YOU AREN'T ONLINE YET ARE YOU DEAD?"

I woke up at 7am Pacific Time. 3 hours behind New England and Florida. And my friends and family just assumed that I was dead. From a 5 pointer.  :lulz:

I've been told death is only an issue if you go 7+.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

I grew in SoCal. And California bursts into flames at least once a year. My home town is getting smoked out by the fires near Bakersfield.

I have to admit, the ambivalence regarding the fires is sort of hilarious, and reminds me of hurricanes back east.

"Well, if we gotta evac, we gotta evac. Nothing we can do, and hopefully they'll contain it. Want a beer?"

Just wait until an earthquake happens.

Already had a 5.5. I slept right through it.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

I grew in SoCal. And California bursts into flames at least once a year. My home town is getting smoked out by the fires near Bakersfield.

I have to admit, the ambivalence regarding the fires is sort of hilarious, and reminds me of hurricanes back east.

"Well, if we gotta evac, we gotta evac. Nothing we can do, and hopefully they'll contain it. Want a beer?"

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

I just realized it's been almost a decade since I lived in California.

Oops? Were you stationed here?

Also, a third of San Diego County is on fire right now. My asthma is displeased.

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The M-16's calibre is the NATO standard, replacing the  7.62◊51mm standard from the 1950s because with improvements to weapon rates of fire, they were responsible for too much recoil and not taking advantage of the improved automatic rate of fire.

At the expense of killing-capacity/range:
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A U.S. Army study found that the 5.56 mm bullets fired from M-4s donít retain enough velocity at distances greater than 1,000 feet (300 meters) to kill an adversary. In hilly regions of Afghanistan, NATO and insurgent forces are often 2,000 to 2,500 feet (600-800 meters) apart.


An M4 is not an M16.  It has a shorter barrel.  Do I need to explain why that is important in a firearm?
You may gain some accuracy, however, the round being fired is still essentially the size of a .22.  What surprised me is how they explain most of the bullet's damage coming from how it "tumbles" through it's target.

You've never actually fired a .22, have you? They bounce off of fucking kneecaps. M16 ammunition does not bounce off of kneecaps.

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Now all I'm thinking about is Tube Navy, Boat Navy, and Bird Navy.


And it just hit me that you're trapped in Caid, in Calafia. The suffering.

TUBE NAVY.

I've already had a lovely time with some members out here, but I don't remember how long ago it was since you played.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 08:53:31 pm »
I do need to take this moment and give a shout out to Scotland for being, well, Scotland.

http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/donald-trump-was-the-victim-of-some-vicious-british-insults-which-are-incredible-and-my-new-favorite-thing/

Swastika golf balls.  :lulz:

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I thought the whole point of the M16 was to be non-lethal:  shoot em in the legs so you also take out a few more, to care for the one that got shot.

 Oh yeah. Guns are totally non-fucking-lethal and designed to just maim the other side a bit.
  :ffs:

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My stuff is being delivered tomorrow.
I've been in San Diego for 3 fucking weeks.
I haven't slept on my own bed since May 24th.

The moving contractors weren't listening to me, because I didn't take his last name, and in militaryland, that's considered bad because the DoD doesn't know their asses from their elbows. I'm gonna change it, eventually, I just didn't want to deal with it during school since I had a hard enough time during my undergrad changing it back from my first marriage. This is an archaic system, but not one I can fight with the feminisms and the social justices and whatever the kids are calling it these days. I have to just deal. Paperwork? Nah, don't show us your ID, your not his wife because you don't have his last name.  :roll:

So, my husband, the chief petty officer with the fucking patience of a saint, is sick of his wife sleeping on the floor because the air mattress is doing rotten things to her back. And, without too much of a fight, they "magically" found our stuff, which was already in San Diego, and now it's getting delivered on a day they normally don't deliver.

He wasn't there when they came to pack us. Or loaded the truck. I drove across the country with a friend instead of him.
And now, I get to prep the house without him, and hope that the boat lets him off of duty tomorrow at an early time so my stomach won't fucking implode again. I discovered the true meaning of pain and suffering when my GI tract revolted on me during my thesis writing, and started manufacturing excess acid. Acid burns holes. I have a tiny ulcer in my stomach that can reduce me to cold sweats and dry heaves if I'm not medicated on a strong proton pump inhibitor, or as I've come to call them, my proton torpedoes.

Apparently, stress can fucking rip you apart. Who knew?  :lulz:

But seriously though, do not get an ulcer. DO NOT. I thought that something ruptured, and couldn't even drink water.

At least I get my couch tomorrow.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: EU Referendum 23rd June: In or Out?
« on: June 24, 2016, 03:58:01 pm »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/06/24/the-british-are-frantically-googling-what-the-eu-is-hours-after-voting-to-leave-it/

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he whole world is reeling after a milestone referendum in Britain to leave the European Union. And although leaders of the campaign to exit Europe are crowing over their victory, it seems many Britons may not even know what they had actually voted for.

Awakening to a stock market plunge and a precipitous decline in the value of the pound that Britain hasn't seen in more than 30 years, voters now face a series of economic shocks that analysts say will only worsen before they improve. The consequences of the leave vote will be felt worldwide, even here in the United States, and some British voters say they now regret casting a ballot in favor of Brexit.

[Live updates: Britain votes to leave the European Union]

"Even though I voted to leave, this morning I woke up and I just ó the reality did actually hit me," one woman told the news channel ITV News. "If I'd had the opportunity to vote again, it would be to stay."

That confusion over what Brexit might mean for the country's economy appears to have been reflected across the United Kingdom on Thursday. Google reported sharp upticks in searches not only related to the ballot measure but also about basic questions concerning the implications of the vote. At about 1 a.m. Eastern time, about eight hours after the polls closed, Google reported that searches for "what happens if we leave the EU" had more than tripled.

That is a very American concept of how and when to educate yourself on a vote.  :lulz:

This is the fucking shit I expected to see.

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