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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #90 on: October 06, 2012, 07:45:55 pm »
I guess I should also confess that, other than the one ill-fated (don't ask) semester in Junior High on the island, I didn't have any schooling after 3rd grade and took my first math class in college, so I wasn't exposed to any of the boring whatever it is that kids get.

Frankly, I think kids should learn to count and do basic math in kindergarten, and then math should be an elective until senior year. The fact that I was raised in the woods by wild badgers and nonetheless was able to learn the entirely of high school math in three terms really drives home how absurd it is that we for some reason spend years teaching children things that they could learn in weeks, and probably far more easily than my aging and occasionally damaged brain did.

Might make peple not hate math if it weren't crammed down their gullets for 3 years in highschool, BUT WHAT WOULD WE DO WITH ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #91 on: October 06, 2012, 08:27:49 pm »
I had to make so many phone calls tonight. The irony of it is that in between phone calls I was frantically texting my kids, where the fuck are you is everything ok, yeah, your mom is busy NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU while she files incident reports on a suicidal pre-teen whose mom was inexplicably unable to care for him.

Meanwhile, the doctors on the hill say they have this new cream that could cut my healing in half, while I leak blood and serum out of a 4 cm open wound with another 6 cm behind it

Something is wrong with EVERYTHING.

I feel a horror story building.  Whether I like it or not.

I hope things shape up.

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If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #92 on: October 06, 2012, 08:41:07 pm »
I had to make so many phone calls tonight. The irony of it is that in between phone calls I was frantically texting my kids, where the fuck are you is everything ok, yeah, your mom is busy NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU while she files incident reports on a suicidal pre-teen whose mom was inexplicably unable to care for him.

Meanwhile, the doctors on the hill say they have this new cream that could cut my healing in half, while I leak blood and serum out of a 4 cm open wound with another 6 cm behind it

Something is wrong with EVERYTHING.

I feel a horror story building.  Whether I like it or not.

I hope things shape up.

TGRR,
Off to get the bullet hole in his car fixed.

!!! D: Jeff showed up?

I don't think so.  If he did, he's the most incompetent vengeful assassin EVER.
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2012, 11:35:08 pm »
That would be the second best possibility, I think.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


Although it is outside the purview of this organization to offer personal advice, we can say -- without assuming any liability -- that previous experience indicates (and recent market studies corroborate) that given the present condition of the marketplace, continuing with your present course of action is likely to result in substantial in

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #94 on: October 06, 2012, 11:40:49 pm »
I had to make so many phone calls tonight. The irony of it is that in between phone calls I was frantically texting my kids, where the fuck are you is everything ok, yeah, your mom is busy NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU while she files incident reports on a suicidal pre-teen whose mom was inexplicably unable to care for him.

Meanwhile, the doctors on the hill say they have this new cream that could cut my healing in half, while I leak blood and serum out of a 4 cm open wound with another 6 cm behind it

Something is wrong with EVERYTHING.

I feel a horror story building.  Whether I like it or not.

I hope things shape up.

TGRR,
Off to get the bullet hole in his car fixed.

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Maybe this will be helpful; the pharmacy has no idea what the hell this cream is that they gave me a prescription for. It's not in their system.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #95 on: October 07, 2012, 07:50:39 am »
Urgh, it's not even 8am and I've got to look for a missing student.  What a lovely start to a Sunday morning.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #96 on: October 07, 2012, 10:55:05 am »
[...] He makes the very typical mistake of assuming that all people enjoy learning in the same ways he enjoys learning (false consensus) and, sadly, proceeds to spend some time more or less bashing scientists for their scientific curiosity, as if science and art are opposites. They are not opposite, and the artistic mind, which asks "can I create?" is often the same as the scientific mind, which asks "what can I do with this creation?"[...]
Yeah, didn't remember he did that. The more time I've spent in science, the more it's become clear to me that it, too, is a form of art, or at least has be treated as such to flourish. So thanks, I probably won't be recommending the Lament again. :)
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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #97 on: October 07, 2012, 01:18:02 pm »
I had to make so many phone calls tonight. The irony of it is that in between phone calls I was frantically texting my kids, where the fuck are you is everything ok, yeah, your mom is busy NOT TAKING CARE OF YOU while she files incident reports on a suicidal pre-teen whose mom was inexplicably unable to care for him.

Meanwhile, the doctors on the hill say they have this new cream that could cut my healing in half, while I leak blood and serum out of a 4 cm open wound with another 6 cm behind it

Something is wrong with EVERYTHING.

I feel a horror story building.  Whether I like it or not.

I hope things shape up.

TGRR,
Off to get the bullet hole in his car fixed.

!!! D: Jeff showed up?

I don't think so.  If he did, he's the most incompetent vengeful assassin EVER.

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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #98 on: October 07, 2012, 03:20:43 pm »
[...] He makes the very typical mistake of assuming that all people enjoy learning in the same ways he enjoys learning (false consensus) and, sadly, proceeds to spend some time more or less bashing scientists for their scientific curiosity, as if science and art are opposites. They are not opposite, and the artistic mind, which asks "can I create?" is often the same as the scientific mind, which asks "what can I do with this creation?"[...]
Yeah, didn't remember he did that. The more time I've spent in science, the more it's become clear to me that it, too, is a form of art, or at least has be treated as such to flourish. So thanks, I probably won't be recommending the Lament again. :)

It's really a shame that he devotes so much time to that particular bias of his, because it detracts from what I think is a very valid point about how math is taught to children. For the most part, I agree completely that, rather than memorizing numbers and formulas, they should probably just play games until they're old enough that they're getting into things where they might want to DO STUFF with math.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #99 on: October 07, 2012, 03:21:45 pm »
The older I get, the earlier I want to go to bed, and the earlier I wake up. I'm turning into Grandpa.  :argh!:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #100 on: October 07, 2012, 04:33:18 pm »
Urgh, it's not even 8am and I've got to look for a missing student.  What a lovely start to a Sunday morning.

Missing as in "X couldn't be arsed to go to class" or missing as in, "Holy shit, X hasn't been seen or heard from in ages"?

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« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2012, 04:51:27 pm »
Missing as in "went out late last night, didn't sign back in, wasn't in her room this morning".  We have a lovely tradition here where students who forget to sign in after being allowed out late/overnight get woken up at the crack of dawn and made to do so.  It's normally a mistake they only make once, due to the whole "someone is banging heavily on my door and I've only had three hours of sleep and I'm hungover" aspect of it.

In this case, she found a way around that by not being there at all.  She turned up, though.

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« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2012, 05:16:02 pm »
Missing as in "went out late last night, didn't sign back in, wasn't in her room this morning".  We have a lovely tradition here where students who forget to sign in after being allowed out late/overnight get woken up at the crack of dawn and made to do so.  It's normally a mistake they only make once, due to the whole "someone is banging heavily on my door and I've only had three hours of sleep and I'm hungover" aspect of it.

In this case, she found a way around that by not being there at all.  She turned up, though.

I'm glad the brat isn't dead or abducted or something.

I suppose. At least not on your watch.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Can we talk about me now? (Open bar thread #3,494)
« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2012, 06:11:17 pm »
Missing as in "went out late last night, didn't sign back in, wasn't in her room this morning".  We have a lovely tradition here where students who forget to sign in after being allowed out late/overnight get woken up at the crack of dawn and made to do so.  It's normally a mistake they only make once, due to the whole "someone is banging heavily on my door and I've only had three hours of sleep and I'm hungover" aspect of it.

In this case, she found a way around that by not being there at all.  She turned up, though.

So how big a pile of shit does she wind up under for not coming home?
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« Reply #104 on: October 07, 2012, 07:17:20 pm »
Given a formal warning, which is sent to her parents and tutor, reduced curfew next weekend.

And at least I didn't have to trawl around the police stations to try and find her.  As I discovered with our first disappearance, London has two different police systems - the Metropolian Police, aka "The Biggest Gang in London", aka "Rupert Murdoch's paid lapdogs".  And then there are the actual local police stations.

If someone is caught by the Met, good job.  Assuming they weren't shot, beaten, fed their own drugs until they had a heart attack or sold to a reporter for 50 pence and a lapdance from a Page 3 girl, you can find them regardless of what station they are at, because the system is centralized.

If they're not...you're fucked.  The local system isn't centralized anywhere, so you have to ring each individual station.  Sometimes, if they're feeling generous, they'll ring around other stations in the Borough for you.  But don't bet on it.