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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    KetBra wrote: »
    Polaritie wrote: »
    KetBra wrote: »
    The faculty interview process seems kind of like a nightmare.

    I sat in on one of the demo undergrad lectures the candidates have to give here, and some of the profs were just mean with some of the questions they asked.

    Mean how?

    Asking for detailed explanations of minutiae, or...?

    Imagine a roomful of professors playing dumb about 1st year physics in the most obnoxious ways possible in the middle of what is essentially a semi-public multi-day interview process.

    Shit is nerve-wracking. It was bad enough that the prof in charge was like 'ok guys she knows physics, stop trying to trip her up with tricky questions and let her lecture.'

    As someone who is teaching faculty and went through this process the last time I was on the market, play it straight. Don't winkwink nudgenudge with the faculty because they're (ideally) seriously probing to see how you will be able to fulfill your teaching obligations. Sometimes, this can mean saying "That's a great question and one I will be happy to answer after today's lecture."

    For general advice, get a good night's sleep because the process is fucking exhausting.

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    I left work early because my sinuses completely shut down. Due to the cold weather, the heat had been blasting all day, and according to the little thermometer in my office it was 77 degrees with a humidity of 16%. By the time I left I was so congested I sounded like Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.

    I hit up the grocery store on the way home to grab some decongestant and, since I was nearly out, some dishwasher detergent.

    This is all to say that I ended up mumbling and gesturing at a pack of pseudoephedrine decongestant while cradling a box of Cascade pods at my local grocery store, and it took the pharmacist a hell of a long time to run my driver's license to clear the purchase. I think I might need to find a new place to buy groceries.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    We've already beat sales from both Christmas Eve and the superbowl.

    We have very little food left to sell

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    Potted Meat Food Product, this is your moment.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    I guess Zonugal might be talking about the Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea. Kuru was mostly confined to women because it was the women's job to cook and eat the deceased. Most of the people who got kuru were women and their children who were passed tidbits of the deceased. This lead to a 3:1 male:female ratio in the worst affected areas.

    This isn’t a recipe for sustainability

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Potted Meat Food Product, this is your moment.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote: »
    So after a scare of my updating my phone’s firmware and suddenly losing 3 years of changes to my notes app i’ve been putting my stuff into my password manager like I probably should have been on the first place, and was wondering who wins the game of having the highest amount of unique logins they need for their job?

    I have 16.

    this is several pages back, but I just cleaned up my password keeper to find out: 69

    8-)

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    I don't even think I could count all my creds.

    Like, I develop 3 different applications. Each of them has multiple user groups. I have to be able to login and configure/test demonstrate each of them. Each of them has multiple integration points - database connections, network/system profiles, a2a peers, etc. There are up to 30 or so test and dev environments, although at any one time maybe only a third of them are up and operational, and which ones they are is constantly changing. We authenticate multiple different ways depending on what we're doing, what is configured in the environment, and what we have licenses for. The environments themselves have server hosts and automated build tools and monitoring software. We're constantly creating and discarding specific test case users for specific use cases under investigation and throwing them away when we're done.

    Like, some back of the envelope math tells me that there's probably a few hundred Logins I use at my job. But which ones I'm actually using at any one time, or need to know is probably only a few dozen, but fuck me if I could list them all.

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I have a fair few logins doing the finances for 11 companies, each requiring separate logins to many government sites/finance sites.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    This is my first post today while my kid brushes his teeth because I actually worked all day today!

    It was good. I’m usually most satisfied after days I never had a chance to procrastinate.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    @Weaver

    Nick, I am in a catastrophic amount of pain for the last ... 36 hours or so.

    My sciatic nerve down my right leg has progressed into referred pain/nerve pinching in my hip, shoulder and left side of my neck.

    Tell me there's something better than Icy Hot, please.

    I'll give you my firstborn.

    Wait, I don't have any kids.

    Okay, there's a bottle of something in it for you, single malt, water, maple syrup, whatever.

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  • Drake ChambersDrake Chambers Lay out my formal shorts. Registered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    If three days of Sudafed wrecks your system...

    I... might be a lich?

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    @Darth Waiter For over the counter stuff, try some 4% lidocain cream and ibuprofen.

    Prescription, prednison as an anti-inflammatory.

    And try some of these stretches.

    http://www.athletico.com/2012/03/28/stretches-to-minimize-back-pain/

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Oh but don't apply the lidocain over the icy-hot, wash it off first, and don't apply heat to where the lidocain cream is.

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    @Darth Waiter ^that seems an important bit not to miss

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    Don't take decongestants for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. It is unhealthy and technically "habit forming"

    also don't take fake sudafed, it is a placebo that raises your blood pressure

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    Don't take decongestants for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. It is unhealthy and technically "habit forming"

    also don't take fake sudafed, it is a placebo that raises your blood pressure

    My mom, who is a physician, calls bullshit on the above. It's CYA boilerplate. What you don't want to do is take it long-term, for example to deal with seasonal allergies.

    Anyway, I've definitely taken Sudafed for longer stretches than that dozens of times. Colds in school would have been infinitely more miserable without it. But yeah, get the real stuff.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    Don't take decongestants for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. It is unhealthy and technically "habit forming"

    also don't take fake sudafed, it is a placebo that raises your blood pressure

    My mom, who is a physician, calls bullshit on the above. It's CYA boilerplate. What you don't want to do is take it long-term, for example to deal with seasonal allergies.

    Anyway, I've definitely taken Sudafed for longer stretches than that dozens of times. Colds in school would have been infinitely more miserable without it. But yeah, get the real stuff.

    WHY do I even pay doctors for medical advice if they're going to lie to me???

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Doctors are all scam artists! All you need is a good old-fashioned bloodletter once a month and you'll live till ninety.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Doctors are all scam artists! All you need is a good old-fashioned bloodletter once a month and you'll live till ninety.

    It's not a fair comparison if you're gonna count in months instead of years, tynic!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    it looks better in dog years.

  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    You can't even get pseudoephedrine over the counter here in NZ. They reclassified it as prescription-only and it's a bit of a crap shoot as to whether you have a doctor who thinks it's a fucking joke that you can't get it from a pharmacy and rolls it out like candy for a $50 consulting fee, or one who treats every requester like a potential tweaker recording notes on every interaction and suggesting a couple paracetamol and a lie down instead.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The advantage of my chronically ill sister having the same pharmacist for five years is that they know her situation and won't give us a hard time for filling eg. massive amounts of fentanyl and valium all at once.

    The disadvantage is they don't blink an eye at weird prescriptions and several times have rung up the dog's medication under her name.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    I'm kind of stressing. I got a response from the recruiter for the phone interview for wells fargo that just had a yes no maybe option for the call time. Im pretty sure I clicked yes and it showed up in my callander but does hitting yes also alert them that I hit yes? Them email didn't say anything else.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    You can't even get pseudoephedrine over the counter here in NZ. They reclassified it as prescription-only and it's a bit of a crap shoot as to whether you have a doctor who thinks it's a fucking joke that you can't get it from a pharmacy and rolls it out like candy for a $50 consulting fee, or one who treats every requester like a potential tweaker recording notes on every interaction and suggesting a couple paracetamol and a lie down instead.

    You can still get it here but you have to specifically ask for it (otherwise they give you the PE version {phenylephrine or whatever it's called}), provide photo ID, and they won't sell you any more than two packs of Sudafed at one time, for example. This is because there were occasions when bikie gangs would have like 50 riders go on a "cruise" during which they'd clear out every pharmacy they went past and they'd end up with like a thousand packets of Sudafed between them, which they'd then process into meth.

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    Fishman wrote: »
    You can't even get pseudoephedrine over the counter here in NZ. They reclassified it as prescription-only and it's a bit of a crap shoot as to whether you have a doctor who thinks it's a fucking joke that you can't get it from a pharmacy and rolls it out like candy for a $50 consulting fee, or one who treats every requester like a potential tweaker recording notes on every interaction and suggesting a couple paracetamol and a lie down instead.

    You can still get it here but you have to specifically ask for it (otherwise they give you the PE version {phenylephrine or whatever it's called}), provide photo ID, and they won't sell you any more than two packs of Sudafed at one time, for example. This is because there were occasions when bikie gangs would have like 50 riders go on a "cruise" during which they'd clear out every pharmacy they went past and they'd end up with like a thousand packets of Sudafed between them, which they'd then process into meth.

    Ostensibly this was the reason we reclassified it, but:
    A) if the goal was to reduce the amount of Meth in country, they failed because now instead of home brewing our own, we smuggle industrial scale quantities from China.
    B) if the goal was to halt the organisation of NZ gangs into organised crime they failed, because now they're just local franchise outlet for the international triad syndicates.

    The thing we may have done is reduced actual Meth houses in the country, but at the cost of massively inconveniencing tens of thousands of sinus sufferers, loss of millions of dollars of economic productivity to sick leave, and increased overloading of unnecessary GP visits.

    You don't solve a drug problem by restricting supply, because more supply is usually readily available. You have to reduce demand, or else you're just kicking the can down the road.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    pffft, look at this guy, proposing sensible drug policy.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    Don't take decongestants for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. It is unhealthy and technically "habit forming"

    also don't take fake sudafed, it is a placebo that raises your blood pressure

    My mom, who is a physician, calls bullshit on the above. It's CYA boilerplate. What you don't want to do is take it long-term, for example to deal with seasonal allergies.

    Anyway, I've definitely taken Sudafed for longer stretches than that dozens of times. Colds in school would have been infinitely more miserable without it. But yeah, get the real stuff.

    Sudafed's 3 day warning is most likely CYA by the drug manufacturer. Basically it's a "if it didn't go away in 3 days it might be something else and you shoulda asked your doctor Not our fault!"

    I will say afrin's 3 day warning is totally legit. It's a local vasoconstrictor and if you use it too long the body compensates by making more vessels at the site. So when you quit you're going to be congested even if you're not having allergies. I used to be an afrin addict and quiting that shit is miserable.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Our stores are open until 11 pm.

    Right now there’s 5” of snow on the ground, in a region that is not used to that much snow. I hope the bosses sent people home early. :/

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 9
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  • Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Our stores are open until 11 pm.

    Right now there’s 5” of snow on the ground, in a region that is not used to that much snow. I hope the bosses sent people home early. :/

    My work closed 2 hours after I got there today.

    Luckily the 24 hour donut shop by my house was still open

    Go Go gadget weekend

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    Kadith wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Goddammit, it's unfair how good real Sudafed works, considering you can only take it for three days before it wrecks your whole system.

    ?

    Don't take decongestants for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. It is unhealthy and technically "habit forming"

    also don't take fake sudafed, it is a placebo that raises your blood pressure

    My mom, who is a physician, calls bullshit on the above. It's CYA boilerplate. What you don't want to do is take it long-term, for example to deal with seasonal allergies.

    Anyway, I've definitely taken Sudafed for longer stretches than that dozens of times. Colds in school would have been infinitely more miserable without it. But yeah, get the real stuff.

    WHY do I even pay doctors for medical advice if they're going to lie to me???

    Different docs have different styles of practicing medicine. My mother takes a... pragmatic approach.

    More to the point, drug companies are (often) unreliable sources of information. Their motivations are to sell drugs and to not get sued, with actual patient welfare a distant third. Make friends with a pharmacist, if you can - they generally know what's up, but they might be limited in what they're allowed to tell you while working, because of employer liability. Obviously, listen to your doctor too. They have overlapping, but different, areas of expertise.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    my professional association's facebook page is increasingly becoming like /r/oldpeoplefacebook

    yesterday someone posted a 'link' which was their local path to a downloaded outlook email

    another just tagged two friends, no other content

    today i had to rail against jordan peterson

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Got another 3” of snow since my last post. 8” total.

    Snow is forecast for the rest of the week.

    Plows don’t come here so I’m beginning to think even a week’s worth of food might not be enough.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Add another inch onto the pics I posted above.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited February 9
    Edit: actually nvm, this may be in poor taste

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    it's kind of nuts how OP networking can be. i've gotten essentially zero results from 40 cold applications. i know i'm trying to shift industries, shift from retail work to office work, move across the country, i don't have a degree and am relying on experience- i expected a hard job search. one friend is like hey i know this person who knows this person. they email me, we exchange 20 emails, we talk on the phone for half an hour, they review my resume and tailor it for their company culture, they apply for me (without me having to do anything) to five roles, all with them as my employee referrer. and then they said, pick the one or two most interesting looking roles and i'll go in person and talk to those specific recruiters/hiring managers and tell them you seem cool and smart, will you be willing to look beyond the no degree pls?

    i assume she gets a referral bonus if i get hired or maybe just really enjoys mentoring people. idk. maybe i won't get hired (or even interviewed, if they won't flex about the degree). but dang. i'm still grinding out more applications but it's really disorienting and humbling to just see my dozens of hours of custom resumes, cover letters, research of various companies etc get nowhere vs oh yeah i went to school with this person i think they live in the city where you're trying to find work??????? and that potentially gets me interviews for 5 roles

    ain't dat some shit

    dang. i got none of these jobs. none of the five roles even phone screened me before rejecting.

    dropping out of school may have been a miscalculation

  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    Add another inch onto the pics I posted above.

    Yeah, we know. This is the internet.

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