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Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?

I don't think your use of the em dash in that sentence was appropriate.


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E-Prime in a nutshell:



 :lulz: That's definitely how I feel about it.

Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?


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If I nail this, I am going to spend the next five years of my life researching treatments for Parkinson's, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, along with any other applications the research may uncover. The lab I want to get into is looking at the role of adenosine in neurodegenerative diseases and other disorders, and incorporates epigenetic research that looks at the intergenerational effects of stress as a potential trigger via reduced baseline adenosine synthesis, as well as the potential of recombinant DNA treatments.

So literally EVERYTHING I'M INTERESTED IN all rolled into one! I already talked to the lab director and he was talking about writing me into his upcoming Parkinson's grant, so... if I get in, I am going to be the most goddamn excited little nerd on the West Coast.

OMG! That is so incredibly cool!

Since you're a badass, I think you're going to be that intrepid little nerd very soon!

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

In the US a "promotion" often means you get paid effectively the same but they change your job title and heap on more responsibilities.

They tried that here with me, too, last month when the redundancies started rolling in.  I said no dice.

I thought that might be the case. Fucking scumbags.

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[Vent/Nostalgia] Moving back to Ireland on Saturday. I regret not having done more in the UK in the last year and a half... I've been into London exactly four times (got to see a couple of musicals), and got up to Edinburgh, Oxford and the lake district which was nice, but overall the last year and a half of my life has been consumed by work, which is something I’ve got to fix.
I'm going to miss Chelmsford, as it was a really pretty place and the weather is so much better then back home.

10-hour journey on Saturday, between driving and ferry’s.


My tech job is doing the same thing to me. Except there's nothing to do here except get into bar fights with sports bros, street race shit cars, and build raspberry pi drones loaded with Kali Linux.

Good luck with the move!

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

In the US a "promotion" often means you get paid effectively the same but they change your job title and heap on more responsibilities.

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Or Kill Me / Re: What do?
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:04:12 am »
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. 🙂

I just wanted to leave this here for you: www.meetup.com.

It's a great way to learn about novel topics and meet interesting people.

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I've had to catch up on work, but I enjoyed the comments.

Thanks guys.

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I might note for our spags across the pond that Net's being possibly shot at is, in America, only a mild "pardon me." It would be considered impolite for a gun not to be present in this interaction. Though I have to question the actions of the police here, in that they did not also brandish their weapons and at least give Net a beating. I would register a complaint, Net, there's no reason you should be treated so poorly.

:lulz:

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Holy shit, Net. Please let us know when you've got internet again that this didn't get worse.

I'm good now! Just a little behind with my work project. :)

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Ha ha ha... so I was forced out of my apartment at gunpoint today by my now ex-roommate. (This was the one that poured water into a live electrical outlet, "to get the roaches".) I called the cops from down the street, of course, and he didn't find a gun, of course, and didn't arrest her. A helpful suggestion from the cop, "How about you just move your stuff onto the lawn right now?" :lol:

So tonight I'm going down there with my huge buddy and his truck to move my shit. Hopefully she hasn't damaged or thrown anything out.

Why was she so mad? That's an excellent question. She seemed to be upset that the utilities would be cut off (which were in my name), but I had made no mention of the utilities or even contacted PG&E about the move yet anyway, so I don't understand why she thought I was going to "dog her", as she put it. She also was upset that I had informed the landlord that she had entered my room repeatedly and stole from me. Which she had even admitted to.

Any ideas on how to handle the rest of the move tonight?

Wow, that's a whole new level of terrible. Good luck, bring backup, let us know how it goes.

Luckily, she was calm and didn't try to engage with me at all when I got my stuff. She did steal my TV, but fuck it, I'll just make more money and get a better TV. I think she thought that would really bother me because her life revolves around watching TV and was utterly shocked that I didn't have one when I moved in.

I'm all settled in with my old roommate. He had contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to move back in . :)

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Move all your crap, take a shit on their doorstep.

It's not helpful advice, but it's all I got right now.

Also, how fucking incompetent are those cops?  They get out swat teams on livestreamers, but can't even search a place properly when there's an eyewitness report of a gun?  Shit on their doorstep, too.

:lol:

When I have more time on my hands I might arrange something unpleasant for her. But I was already a little behind schedule on this project for work so I'll have to bide my time.

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Thanks Cainad. :)

I'll post an update later tonight after I move all my crap.

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Holy SHIT.

Um... extra muscle, if possible? I dunno, man, that's horrible. I hope that you get to a safe place ASAP and she gets put somewhere where she won't hurt anybody.

It could be worse. I have my work laptop, wallet, bike, and have not been shot yet, so you know, that's good. 8)

My buddy is a very tall and big guy, so if she's going to shoot us she's going to need a lot of bullets.

I already had made living arrangements before she caught wind so, I'm good there.

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