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Messages - Mesozoic Mister Nigel

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Things I learned on FB today: 

1.  Black people who don't say the pledge should be punished.  All those rotten things the USA did to them happened a long time ago (Missouri and Florida don't count, because they were thugs and HOODIE), and they should just get over it and say the pledge like everyone else.

2.  Gay marriage is bad because everyone will dress like Liberace.  (How is that bad?)

3.  Islam is a violent religion, so we should drop nuclear weapons on them.

Facebook is a fascinating petri dish, isn't it?

The other day I encountered the classic "you must be a pedophile sympathizer if you don't think child molesters should be summarily beheaded". The fascinating thing about this trope is that it is almost never espoused by people who have actually been molested, and they absolutely refuse to believe that life doesn't end forever the moment Creepy Uncle Joe touches little Timmy inappropriately.

These fuckers are simply getting off on outrage and punishment. They're sicker than the pedophiles they're all hot and bothered about executing.

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Cain,  my condolences.

Though I have to agree with them on one point: Pointing out the gender of the staff member in danger of being gang-raped was not very politically correct of you.


I thought of a question for PD: Is having your gender ignored as annoying as having your race ignored? i.e. when gender is falsely ignored as a factor do you feel like they are ignoring part of who you are?

... This is going to be one of those typical raging PD discussions isn't it?

Having your person ignored for any reason is bad.  People who do it are bad people.

 :lulz: I can always count on you to distill an issue down to its essence.

DOURô:  We don't have ideas.  We make ideas DUMBER.

 :lulz: This should be in the newsfeed.

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Meeting time.

Thus far, the student who assaulted me on the weekend has not been expelled.  Trust me, I want an explanation for this.
How did it go?

Meeting was hilariously bad.

However, the student is going to be shipped off to Russian military school at the end of the week.  So there is that at least.

Ah, missed this.

Beware people, Fucking with Cain = Siberia.

 :lulz:

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Once again told that troubleshooting isn't necessary, that <insert absolutely irrelevant factor> will work, stop the job, they're going to run THE LAST OF THE MATERIAL WE HAVE FOR OUR BIGGEST CUSTOMER.

(once you run it, it's done.  It can't be re-ground.)


 :lulz:  <--- Dok

It occurs to me that the incompetent are often shielded from their incompetence by everyone else's sense of self-preservation.

Lillie will probably go to her grave convinced that she was right all along and would have Showed You, if only people would stop blocking her brilliance.

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Went on the state career development website and filled out all the information on my skills/degree, and took the surveys on my likes/dislikes and personality. Website conveniently cross-references all this information to find what jobs I'm most suited for. Turns out it's NOTHING

Which means, of course, that I'm an ideal candidate for homelessness... except for the fact that I'm not really an outdoors-y person.

Have you ever signed on with a temp agency? Even done just to establish a work history and get into the swing of things it is quite instructive. Employment is mostly a matter of dedicating yourself and establishing a record and reputation. The rest is about being willing and able to flex to accommodate the goal. This may mean relocation if opportunity is scarce where you are.

About 3 years ago I relocated from southeastern Wisconsin to western and it's been a very difficult and rewarding experience. If you're unsure what you want to do or are suited for just do everything until you find what you like.

 Best fortune to you!

Thanks. I'm not too worried about finding something, I'm actually fairly employable for a lot of $12/hr jobs, but, you know, I didn't go to college to make $12/hr.

I'm still hopeful I'll get the industrial maintenance / automation job through the temp agency I applied through. There's a decent amount of work in my area and in my field, but hardly any of it is entry level. If I had 3 years experience, I'd probably be having much better luck.

I have a bachelor's in Engineering Technology (from 5 years ago), but it seems companies are more interested in experience than degrees in that field.

This is basically always true of everything. It's also why a college degree is virtually worthless if you don't take internships or volunteer in your field.

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Staff meeting on Monday.

 :fap:

This is going to be hilarious and terrible.

Uh oh.

Attacked by a drunken student tonight.  Got several bruises, nothing major.  Not the point though.

Said drunken student was meant to be kicked out earlier today, due to breaking rules about blocking the smoke detector in his room while on his final warning.  Line manager reversed his decision, gave him a second final chance.

Even better - I sent an email to my line manager on the 8th asking for guidance when dealing with drunken students who are not from the college who actually employs me.  Naturally, he has not replied.

So this meeting just got more fun than anyone ever wanted.

WHAT THE FUCK. Dude.

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Cain,  my condolences.

Though I have to agree with them on one point: Pointing out the gender of the staff member in danger of being gang-raped was not very politically correct of you.


I thought of a question for PD: Is having your gender ignored as annoying as having your race ignored? i.e. when gender is falsely ignored as a factor do you feel like they are ignoring part of who you are?

... This is going to be one of those typical raging PD discussions isn't it?

Having your person ignored for any reason is bad.  People who do it are bad people.

 :lulz: I can always count on you to distill an issue down to its essence.

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Cain,  my condolences.

Though I have to agree with them on one point: Pointing out the gender of the staff member in danger of being gang-raped was not very politically correct of you.


I thought of a question for PD: Is having your gender ignored as annoying as having your race ignored? i.e. when gender is falsely ignored as a factor do you feel like they are ignoring part of who you are?

... This is going to be one of those typical raging PD discussions isn't it?

It's really dependent on context. As a scientist and a student, I want to be recognized for my work, not my physical chemistry or appearance. However, if we're talking about my life experience, being female contributes significantly to the way I interact with the world. Consider, for instance, that my mother stopped paying for my college education when I got engaged to be married. If I had been male, it's unlikely that she would have made the same decision.

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I've chosen to write more.

The broken laptop is both helpful an unhelpful to this. It's frustrating at times but also makes me think more as to creating prose that hasn't got that specific letter in it, which encourages me to be less lazy in my thinking.


I am actually enjoying this. Seeing if I can communicate effectively without using that particular letter.


It appears to be running smoothly at the moment.

I like this.

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I'm reallly unmotivated today. All I really need to do is go through three sets of slides from Genetics, but I just don't feel it.

Of course, if I don't go over three today, I'll have to do six tomorrow. And that's much worse.

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Staff meeting on Monday.

 :fap:

This is going to be hilarious and terrible.

Uh oh.

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Heh. Either someone reported me on Facebook or Facebook is cracking down on weird names.

I'm guessing someone reported you, because what's a weird name? Really?

Well, Bearman had to switch today, and someone else mentioned that their neighbor switched today as well. I dunno, does Caoimhin sound like a real name to you?

Depends on whether Facebook is screening real names for "American-ness".

And that's why I figured either/or. I'm annoyed either way. I've used my Irish language name for so long that it's legitimately become a part of my sense of self. And not even out of a sense of "this is Irish me" but that's what I've gone by. Seeing my name in English feels weird in that context.

I'm going to go with no, Facebook is not screening names for "American-ness" because that would get them in a raft of trouble for blatant bigotry. Someone reported you.
Facebook is not blatantly bigoted? since when?!

Maybe you can fill me in on their blatant bigotry, as it seems to have escaped my radar.
They are bigoted against boobs at least, i remember a breastfeeding issue a while ago.
Reading up on that: they say they only ban pictures that have been reported by users. So maybe the users are bigoted?
I don't know and don't really care about facebook that much. I retract my allegation for the reason that it was built on shaky grounds and I can't be bothered to defend it properly.

Well done, sir.

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SOOOOO...I have been running tests on the mill, changing one set of conditions each time, looking for which condition will change the mill's behavior.  I stated that this will take a couple of days, and that right now, we're trying to locate the problem, not make futile efforts to run product.

I am on test 3 - 3 out of 20 conditions - and Lillie is saying "Your way isn't working". 

 :lulz:

I know that.  I AM NOT TRYING TO RUN PRODUCT YET. 

I assume that what she wants is for me to shake a chicken's foot, throw some sand, and magically fix the problem.

WHY ARE YOU SYSTEMATICALLY TRYING TO FIND THE PROBLEM USING SCIENCE?

THRESHOLD THE MATRICES, WIZARD!

To Lillie, all problems are easy, because anything she hasn't bothered to learn must be easy.

It's just that we're awfully lazy.

I'm sure there's a name for what's wrong with her.

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I was going through my neuroimaging slides for this course and then I got to this one.



What does it mean? The little question mark perfectly represents my inner condition upon viewing this slide.

I think they mean that the "metrics" may be easier to calculate when the contrast is higher, as in the second picture.  Less shades of grey?

I wasn't literally asking what it means. After laughing my ass off for 20 minutes I remembered what it means (that's not it).

I just love everything about this slide.

I also have to point out that it is a TERRIBLE teaching slide. Comically bad.


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One of the tender young boys from my psychopharmacology class is wooing me, bigtime. Kind of out of the blue.

He's WAAAAAAAY too young for me, but it's adorable. :lol:

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