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  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    I just had some woman describe her 29-year old son who lives on his own, has no issues with self-ambulation, and has no acute neurological deficits as her "special needs child."


    He has CP, lady. And he's not a child. Weirdo.



    Some creepy Munchhausen's crap going on there.

    but it's okay because now obamacare will take care of both them for free, right?

    I didn't check to see, but I highly suspect they're both already on government assistance.

    He for his disabilities, and she for the fact she's in her 50s and showed up in public wearing Mountain Dew pajama pants.

  • DynagripDynagrip Rattlesnake on the trigger HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Who the hell was @CheerfulBear ?r i don't remember them at all. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising. My memory isn't flawless of course (which is virtually impossible obvs) even though I like to think it is.

    Also, man, kusu was obnoxious.

    This random post came about because I was looking up a post by @podly from like 8 years ago.

  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    I just had some woman describe her 29-year old son who lives on his own, has no issues with self-ambulation, and has no acute neurological deficits as her "special needs child."


    He has CP, lady. And he's not a child. Weirdo.



    Some creepy Munchhausen's crap going on there.

    but it's okay because now obamacare will take care of both them for free, right?

    I didn't check to see, but I highly suspect they're both already on government assistance.

    He for his disabilities, and she for the fact she's in her 50s and showed up in public wearing Mountain Dew pajama pants.

    *discretely crosses his arms over the Mountain Dew logo on his t-shirt*

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    The bear was obs.

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    ronya wrote: »
    and that is a skill level that is then much, much higher than even the unfortunate middle-management report-assembler

    ronya

    what are you doing

    ronya

    staaaaaaahp

  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Oh, this is grand.

    Swindling TV crook who sold the "Cancer Doctors Are a Scam" books on infomercials is going to jail for 10 years for . . . well . . . being a swindling crook.

    syndalisFeralElendilElldren
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Who the hell was @CheerfulBear ?r i don't remember them at all. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising. My memory isn't flawless of course (which is virtually impossible obvs) even though I like to think it is.

    Also, man, kusu was obnoxious.

    This random post came about because I was looking up a post by @podly from like 8 years ago.

    was it the izquierdic one?

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  • DynagripDynagrip Rattlesnake on the trigger HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    kedinik wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    Wait do people actually care about college GPA anywhere in a job interview? Its the kind of thing I'd internally laugh at if brought up repeatedly in an interview

    I got asked it for the first time in an interview a couple of weeks ago. Dude, I've been gainfully employed as a technical person/engineer since I graduating 14 years ago. Clearly I got just about all I needed to out of college.

    That said in hindsight I wish I had worked harder. Oh well, for the most part I've liked where I ended up career wise and any difference in my expected career level versus time out of school is due to the utterly untransferable experience of being a space shuttle flight controller for 5 years.

    Yeah but that is badass!

    Yeah, interviewers think that too as they decide not to hire you.

  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    also i kind of like black pudding

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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    wait shadowrun isn't an fps franchise?

    There was only one FPS Shadowrun game.

    There was never a Shadowrun FPS

    fuck gendered marketing
    Feral
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    i regret nothing

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD interior crocodile alligator ⇔ ǝɹʇɐǝɥʇ ǝᴉʌoɯ ʇǝloɹʌǝɥɔ ɐ ǝʌᴉɹp ᴉRegistered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    Oh, this is grand.

    Swindling TV crook who sold the "Cancer Doctors Are a Scam" books on infomercials is going to jail for 10 years for . . . well . . . being a swindling crook.

    oh man

    now if we can nail stanislaw burzynski to the wall...

    AtomikaElldren
  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    also i kind of like black pudding

    Yeah, I'll cop to that, too. Haggis as well. I'll be back in the land of the offal meats in less than two weeks, so I hope to get my fill.

  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    Milk and offal


    :l

  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    i regret nothing

    that's cuz you're a nihilist

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    Podly
  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    I mean, say what you will about the tenants of National Socialism but

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    nihilism is pretty ace

    PodlyDiannaoChong
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    everything i have ever said was true and correct and according to plan

    long live the new flesh

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    edited March 2014
    PantsB wrote: »
    Wait do people actually care about college GPA anywhere in a job interview? Its the kind of thing I'd internally laugh at if brought up repeatedly in an interview

    I never put it on my resume yet it came up in every interview I did. Most of the time I was chided afterwards for not putting it on my resume since it was "a big deal" to them and could have hurt my chances had it not come up in the interview.

    They cant get this without transcripts right? Are they actually going to do this? If I am a grown ass man looking for a non entry level position, I'm really not sure how I am going to answer that question when I have ~8 years experience. I doubt I could tell them what my degree was for at that point. "uhhh, I dont know, I gave them money and they gave me a paper that said I went for 4 years, and I'm in debt now, thats always been good enough for me"

    DiannaoChong on
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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    @syndalis‌ @Ludious‌ Uhh other network folks.

    Got a question, so I have a computer (win7) which I have two users. The main one on leave and the temp. For some reason win7 won't let me set the temp's server side documents for use offline. I guess my boss runs into this a lot but hasn't had time to look up to fix it. I said I would look. Any thoughts why? It is always that second account that causes the issue. This is a long term temp since the normal lady is on maternity leave. So it might be useful for him to sync.

    Just @ me, I am off to find my boss and finish a work station install. I will be around.

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  • DynagripDynagrip Rattlesnake on the trigger HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Who the hell was @CheerfulBear ?r i don't remember them at all. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising. My memory isn't flawless of course (which is virtually impossible obvs) even though I like to think it is.

    Also, man, kusu was obnoxious.

    This random post came about because I was looking up a post by @podly from like 8 years ago.

    was it the izquierdic one?

    It was in the middle of a tiff between kusu and me and podly was asking him why he was bothering to get mad at me. Also, I guess it's good overall that the vanilla boards migrated virtually all of the old ones but man, sometimes I wish the Internet wasn't so indelible
    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/comment/667001/#Comment_667001

    Time to go close on a house.

  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    Atomika wrote: »
    Oh, this is grand.

    Swindling TV crook who sold the "Cancer Doctors Are a Scam" books on infomercials is going to jail for 10 years for . . . well . . . being a swindling crook.

    oh man

    now if we can nail stanislaw burzynski to the wall...

    I like how the judge for the other guy was basically like, "Um, this guy is psychologically broken and a pathological liar."

    I mean, it wasn't like a sudden crackdown or anything. Guy had been warned and warned about being a charlatan, and just kept doing it anyway.


    People be broken, mang.

  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    elendil i hope to one day make enough moolah to employ you as a henchman

    you will be paid in poonani and fine booze

    is this acceptable y/n ?

    Elendil
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    huh, so i didn't know the guy who was beaten to death near my house

    kind of a relief

  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular

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  • GooeyGooey (\/)┌¶─¶┐(\/) pinch pinchRegistered User regular
    Atomika wrote: »
    Oh, this is grand.

    Swindling TV crook who sold the "Cancer Doctors Are a Scam" books on infomercials is going to jail for 10 years for . . . well . . . being a swindling crook.

    the sentencing judge should have sentenced him to 5 years, and then said

    "but wait, there's more! if you act now we'll double the offer! That's right, 10 years in prison for the price of 5!"

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    ronya wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    ronya wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    @Ludious I will go a step further:

    I am assuming the person made some spreadsheet templates and starts a new spreadsheet for each unit of work, be it a client or a contract or whatever. Probably drops that spreadsheet in is own folder on the public drive or in sharepoint.

    Pro tier would be making a table that is the top level unit (client, contract), and have one row for what used to represent each spreadsheet. Put whatever important information that is that top level as a column on this table (who is responsible for the unit of work, project start date, client contact info, etc). And most importantly, set up an AutoNumber field, right click it and say "Primary Key"

    Now, make a new table, that used to represent the rows of each individual spreadsheet. The only difference being that the first column should be called unitID or clientID or projectID, and should be a number field. then put every other column from the old spreadsheets here.

    Now, set up a form for the top level table, and put a few clients/unit in there.

    Now, set up a form for the row-based data, and make the unitID field a dropdown/autocomplete field that has to match an entry from the top level table. You have now "related" the data to the client, which will allow you to have two tables that does the lifting for an infinite number of spreadsheets in the old system.

    Whenever you want a classic "client" spreadsheet, you can go into queries, link the two tables by unitID, and drag the fields you are interested in to the bottom area, with the unitID number as the filter by option in the unitID field.

    bethryn is right

    the perverse reality is that the skill level of data entry peons is much, much lower than the skill level of People Charged With Assembling Key Reports, so it is easier to ask the latter to adapt than the former

    I get that.

    Which is why, for an incredibly small investment, someone could build a quick and dirty user interface over what I just described, drop the data side (mdb) on the server, and make a pretty little icon that the end user clicks on their desktop (an MDE file) that just acts as the client for data entry.

    You could even make the damn thing look and act like the excel spreadsheet they are used to, only you select your client / unit before going into the spreadsheet as opposed to navigating to the file.

    Like, it could be so much simpler for everyone at all levels.

    and that is a skill level that is then much, much higher than even the unfortunate middle-management report-assembler

    Yeah.

    It really does need to be farmed out to a developer... the funny thing is, this project sounds like maybe 8-10 hours of work for the coder, followed by some cut and paste data entry to bring the old values in... and would save literally hundreds if not thousands of hours every year, depending on how much data entry goes into those spreadsheets.

    Government is the blurst.

    even for a private entity, it doesn't just need to be farmed out to a developer. it also needs to be farmed out to someone who can assess the developer's work and gauge if it is appropriate for the business. and here you have the downside risk of the relevant upper management screwing that up and destroying a workflow which was functional, even if inefficient

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    PantsB wrote: »
    Wait do people actually care about college GPA anywhere in a job interview? Its the kind of thing I'd internally laugh at if brought up repeatedly in an interview

    I never put it on my resume yet it came up in every interview I did. Most of the time I was chided afterwards for not putting it on my resume since it was "a big deal" to them and could have hurt my chances had it not come up in the interview.

    They cant get this without transcripts right? Are they actually going to do this? If I am a grown ass man looking for a non entry level position, I'm really not sure how I am going to answer that question when I have ~8 years experience. I doubt I could tell them what my degree was for at that point.

    I leave it blank whenever I have to fill out one of those things. You gotta draw a line somewhere. No one will ever look or care or anything.

  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Podly wrote: »
    elendil i hope to one day make enough moolah to employ you as a henchman

    you will be paid in poonani and fine booze

    is this acceptable y/n ?

    and where do i fit into this grand plan

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    I can see this argument being bandied about regarding Russian Foreign Policy in a year or two:

    "They're only acting aggressively because the west are trying to contain them!"
    "The west is trying to contain them because they're acting aggressively!"

    ronya
  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    PantsB wrote: »
    Wait do people actually care about college GPA anywhere in a job interview? Its the kind of thing I'd internally laugh at if brought up repeatedly in an interview

    I never put it on my resume yet it came up in every interview I did. Most of the time I was chided afterwards for not putting it on my resume since it was "a big deal" to them and could have hurt my chances had it not come up in the interview.

    They cant get this without transcripts right? Are they actually going to do this? If I am a grown ass man looking for a non entry level position, I'm really not sure how I am going to answer that question when I have ~8 years experience. I doubt I could tell them what my degree was for at that point.

    I mean, I'm just relating my personal experience. And for the record, all my interviewing experience is centered around entry-level, since my last interview was about 5 years ago and I have ~8 years experience as well.

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  • DiannaoChongDiannaoChong Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    PantsB wrote: »
    Wait do people actually care about college GPA anywhere in a job interview? Its the kind of thing I'd internally laugh at if brought up repeatedly in an interview

    I never put it on my resume yet it came up in every interview I did. Most of the time I was chided afterwards for not putting it on my resume since it was "a big deal" to them and could have hurt my chances had it not come up in the interview.

    They cant get this without transcripts right? Are they actually going to do this? If I am a grown ass man looking for a non entry level position, I'm really not sure how I am going to answer that question when I have ~8 years experience. I doubt I could tell them what my degree was for at that point.

    I leave it blank whenever I have to fill out one of those things. You gotta draw a line somewhere. No one will ever look or care or anything.

    My inner smart ass just swarms on this question, its like "good enough to get me 8 years at my last job?"

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Podly wrote: »
    everything i have ever said was true and correct and according to plan

    long live the new flesh

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    I cronenberg from time to time, but what's wrong with the old flesh, huh? All perfectly serviceable still!

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit ceterum censeoRegistered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    also i kind of like black pudding

    What about ochre jelly?

    fuck gendered marketing
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    "getting mad at dynagrip is like getting mad at the windmill in mini golf" was p clever pods

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  • AtomikaAtomika Cinema Vampire (alleged) Trans 🏳️‍⚧️ SylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Are there any infomercials that aren't some kind of swindling chicanery?

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    My boss is recommending steps to troubleshoot a mac in the office.

    I need out of this job so badly, holy shit.

  • PotatoNinjaPotatoNinja Fake Gamer Goat Registered User regular
    Irond Will wrote: »
    potatoes are a fool's game

    Pistols at dawn.

    Two goats enter, one car leaves
    spool32
  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    Podly wrote: »
    elendil i hope to one day make enough moolah to employ you as a henchman

    you will be paid in poonani and fine booze

    is this acceptable y/n ?

    and where do i fit into this grand plan

    sex change and said poonani re: debts, elendil

    Vanguardskippydumptruck
  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    black pudding is awesome

    Atomika
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