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So lunch was meant to be included with the training. I don't really want to have lunch with the assholes I work with, but no big deal.

At the end of the official training, I go to the bathroom for 30 seconds.  I return, and everyone has already left to go to the lunch.  At an address I don't know, and can't find out, because a) I dont have access to my work emails and b) I didn't bring my phone with me.

I get back to my flat, and I have half a dozen messages on my phone about how "we're sorry you didn't want to join us for lunch." Assholes.

That is a monumental dick move, WTF.
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Why is it that when someone who usually has very little authority gets to be the boss of a situation, no matter how small or fleeting​, they magically transform into a little Napoleon? I have encountered two such people in the last week and it annoyed me more than I expected it to.

I think it's because they feel powerless in almost every arena of their lives, so they overcompensate to a totally inappropriate level when they finally feel they have their chance.

There is probably some truth here. I had considered something similar. Some kind of getting back at whoever happens to be in the room when they finally get their chance at greatness, or whatever.

Also, someone in IRC mentioned something I hadn't thought of that I thought was interesting. Maybe their lack of familiarity with authority leaves them a little lost in such situations, so they latch on to some archetypal or stereotypical "authority figure" identity they only know from TV or their shitty father. "Bosses are assholes, and I'm the boss right now so I need to be an asshole if anyone's going to take me seriously". Maybe our present Asshole in Chief has a little bit of this going on as well.

There's probably not really much discussion to be had here. I just get annoyed at people who suddenly have all the power in the world (they think) and wield it exactly how people with power should not use their power.

That seems likely, as well. Perhaps it's a sort of combination of the two? People who have never been in a leadership position would typically have no idea how to lead, I suppose.
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What?

Sorry I can't hear you, also have flashing lights
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: London knife attacks
« Last post by Cain on April 28, 2017, 01:25:22 pm »
BTW, the news story vanished almost completely due to the other guy who was picked up with knives next to Parliament yesterday, and the woman who was shot by counter-terrorism police last night, but the security services were able to read the Whatsapp message he sent before he attacked, using a mix of "technical" and "human" intelligence (ie; they traced who the message was sent to, and threatened to break their fingers unless they unlocked the phone and let them read it).

The message itself was the usual jihadist nonsense, but it shows Amber Rudd's bizarre desire to install a government backdoor in every device in the country to circumvent encryption for the tedious nonsense it is.
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: ABSOLUTE CHAOS
« Last post by Cain on April 28, 2017, 01:20:40 pm »
And it's not so much utopia as monetizing the end of the world.

Um, so yeah.  Utopia.   :lulz:

Hey, it works for the oil industry.
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Open Bar: Fake News, Fake Bar
« Last post by Cain on April 28, 2017, 01:20:08 pm »
Yeah, but free lunch though.  At a Lebanese place, no less.
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: So it turns out a Republican lawmaker founded /r/theredpill
« Last post by LMNO on April 28, 2017, 12:44:43 pm »
He did step down as a mod last year.  But yes, the scrubbers were at work fast yesterday.  SRD has a lot of links and juicy quotes in their thread on the topic

https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/67k3c0/the_creator_of_rtheredpill_is_revealed_to_be_a/

Oooooo

I'm gonna read the hell out of this while my students analyze their urine.  :lol:

In some places, that costs extra.
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: ABSOLUTE CHAOS
« Last post by LMNO on April 28, 2017, 12:42:19 pm »
And it's not so much utopia as monetizing the end of the world.

Um, so yeah.  Utopia.   :lulz:

Monetize the eschaton!!

That's gotta be a fucking meme.  QG, your skills are needed!
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Oh, Oregon!
« Last post by LMNO on April 28, 2017, 12:41:30 pm »
You don't think it's that whole PhD nomenclature, is it?  "I'm an engineer with a PhD, so call me Dr."

I'm pretty sure you were dealing with idiots; I wanted to add this because I'm currently dealing with people who can't understand why you shouldn't call two different processes in a workflow the same thing. 

"They can't both be called 'final acceptance letters' and expect the system to know the difference!"
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Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: ABSOLUTE CHAOS
« Last post by The Wizard Joseph on April 28, 2017, 11:53:05 am »
And it's not so much utopia as monetizing the end of the world.

Um, so yeah.  Utopia.   :lulz:

Monetize the eschaton!!
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