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a career in hostility isn't for me

technically, shit was real all along

Usually they play mtallica and wasp.

Rammstein would probably be well tolerated

Sepultura - Chaos A.D. is a pretty solid gym album.  Plus, you know... Chaos!

do you think the appearance of an apple in both the story of adam and eve *and* the story of the apple of discord is a coincidence in the sense that religions often borrow themes/stories from each other?

or is it just a coincidence?

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Death Metal.
« on: February 26, 2014, 05:41:44 pm »
I really wish I had the dough to attend this:

I was thinking about the impression that American's have good manners (with respect to driving) and I realized that we have such good manners, not because we are nice, but because we have strictly enforced traffic laws. 

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Appearently we have state media in the US now
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:28:18 am »
I went by planck time

24 hrs = 1.602801935e+45 Planck time



Looks like I goofed the first time.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Appearently we have state media in the US now
« on: February 21, 2014, 04:17:28 am »
WSJ is a Rupert Murdoch organ. 

Not saying it's not legit, but at the moment it has about as much credibility as a Rush Limbaugh rant.

Pretty much this. You don't want to see how abysmal the calculation for the percentage of a day that a broken clock is right, you start getting into quantum mechanics kind of numbers.

1.2478148e-46% ?   

I liked it too - everything mr psych degree guy said plus it was written well and captivated my interest

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Tell me about your job
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:30:32 pm »
inspired by the do what you love thread and one of my favorite books Gig: Americans talk about their jobs

Tell me what you do for a living.  What do you like about it?  What do you not like about it?

I am an industrial electrician at an OSB mill.  I really like the troubleshooting and hands on element - I enjoy working with tools and solving problems.  I do some PLC programming and that - believe it or not - allows for some creativity.  It's really neat to see some equipment you installed come to life.  I recently installed some equipment and wrote a program to monitor and control our peak electrical demand and it has been saving us $50k+ per year.

I have a lot of freedom in my daily schedule - as long as I get my work list done and answer calls, I am meeting my job requirements.  So, when everything is running smoothly, I have a lot of free time.  We have a decent machine shop here and I have been learning how to weld and do metal fabrication.

The cons are that most people in the mill are not educated beyond highschool and most conversations with coworkers all revolve around a)people that I don't know b)hunting and/or fishing.

Another con is that most places in the mill are very loud, dirty, and hot.  Also, if it's 25 below outside and that level senor on top of the dry fuel silo fails (again  :argh!:), I have to go up there and fix it.  Luckily that doesn't happen too often.  There are multitudes of ways to die a horrible death here, but jobs that cannot be done safely do not have to be done.

The key to survival at this place is to realize that if management wants your opinion, they will give it to you.  If you can cope with that, then this is a great place to work.

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