« on: October 27, 2016, 02:27:16 am »
I dunno, a good 90% of it is me writing emails.
My opinion > Your opinion
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Summarised version of the latest security meeting:
Me: your processes aren't working.
Department Head: We have processes. Also your tone is derogatory.
Me: I have 6 years experience in int'l schools, 2 as a security contractor and I'm telling you we have a problem.
Department Head: I live near a student accommodation and sometimes I can't see the security guard. Your experience is invalid.
Me: *walks out*
What the actual fuck. Wow.
Add another marker to the "election violence is inevitable" column then.
In other news, trumps campaign manager is apparently posting things that make her look good at the expense of.... trump. One person noted that she's a contractor and therefore unlikely to get paid even in the outside chance of a win.
A liberal activist and organizer coordinated with reporters from the conservative news site Breitbart during the primaries to cover his disruptions of events for candidates such as Sen. Marco Rubio.
Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners and a former Occupy Wall Street organizer, worked with the pro-Trump site Breitbart, tipping it off about his stunts, exchanging raw video and coordinating coverage, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.
Black has resurfaced recently as one of the people featured in undercover video from the Project Veritas group. In the video, he claims to work for the Democratic National Committee. Though he does not appear on their payroll, his bio at Democracy Partners credits him with "working closely with the Democratic National Committee" during the 2012 election cycle. Black in the video says he helped organize protests in Chicago that led to Trump's cancellation of a rally there in March.
Britain’s biggest banks are preparing to relocate out of the UK in the first few months of 2017 amid growing fears over the impending Brexit negotiations, while smaller banks are making plans to get out before Christmas.
The dramatic claim is made in the Observer by the chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association, Anthony Browne, who warns “the public and political debate at the moment is taking us in the wrong direction”.
A source close to Brexit secretary David Davis said he and the chancellor Philip Hammond had last week sought to offer reassurance that they were determined to secure the status of the City of London.
However, the government’s stated intention to take control of the freedom of movement into the UK is widely recognised among officials to be a hammer blow to any chance of retaining the present terms of trade for banks, particularly given the bellicose rhetoric of major politicians on the continent.
A Polish woman is booed by audience members on BBC1’s Question Time when she says she feels no longer welcomed by 52% of British voters who backed Brexit. Speaking on Thursday’s programme, filmed in Hartlepool, the woman says she’s lived in the England for 23 years and was never discriminated against before the Brexit vote
Downing Street has rejected the suggestion from the French presidential hopeful Alain Juppé that he would tear up a treaty with the UK to push back the border for migrants from Calais to Kent.
A source made clear that the prime minister, Theresa May, who has spent two days meeting world leaders at the European council meeting in Brussels, would expect any French leader to maintain the agreement.
Juppé, the current favourite to win the presidency, said he wanted a complete renegotiation of Le Touquet treaty, the deal that keeps border checks and thousands of refugees and migrants on the French side of the Channel.
“We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais, the image is disastrous for our country and there are also extremely serious economic and security consequences for the people of Calais,” he said in Paris.
“So the first thing is to denounce the Le Touquet accords. We cannot accept making the selection on French territory of people that Britain does or doesn’t want. It’s up to Britain to do that job.”
Far-right supporters heckled former soap star Tracy Brabin as she won the Westminster seat vacated by the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.
As a mark of respect to Ms Cox - who was killed outside a library in the constituency as she prepared to carry out an advice surgery - no mainstream parties stood candidates in the by-election.
Ms Brabin was repeatedly shouted down by supporters of her opponents after the result was announced in the early hours of the morning.
She received 17,506, well ahead of Therese Hirst of the English Democrats, who polled just 969 votes. David Furness of the BNP came third with 548, while independent candidate Garry Kitchin was fourth with 517.
I wonder if there's something keeping track of statistics. If so, does it just like, use human ideas of "things" to calculate what the groups of particles are (Y'know, so if one of these simulation engineers wanted to watch some good old fashioned, rough and tumble slimy, lubed up super sex they could switch to it instead of any other situation where carbon, water, and various other elements are moving in and out of each other repeatedly), or does reality abstract everything on the large scale and only turn on the particle physics when someone's looking closely? Are sex and driving and writing and fighting all their own separate but seamlessly integrated sub-systems? Are we actually just living in the final version of Dwarf Fortress?