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by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

True, but this isn't an establishment. This is an individual thing. You can't change the opinion of every person in the hiring position. You can try and sway public opinion. I would think most people would agree to not having employers check their facebooks, it's just most people don't even know wh...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications
Replies: 39
Views: 3610

Re: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications

I'm looking for a few specific things from a democratic majority. A cut in spending/taxes is not one of them.
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

Oh, I completely agree. I think the notion of professionalism is silly. However, it exists, and just because you think it is silly is no reason to avoid it.


If you don't like something, try and change it. That 'live with it' attitude doesn't accomplish anything.
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

It just irritates me that I have to censor myself for my workplace outside of my workplace. Some people choose to have their personal life exude a professional air. Some people choose to have their personal be, well, personal. Most people use their facebook profile as a social tool, and that profile...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

So you think people shouldn't be looking at stuff that is in a public area? Well ok then I guess I'll go have sex in the park then, if someone from my work place happens to see me and fire me for it they're evil bad people that are invading my privacey! That would be illegal, though. If you were do...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

Intercept wrote:You realize you can set it to where people can't see your profile without being added right?


Yes, I do realize this.

I'm saying I shouldn't have to. They shouldn't be checking it out. Separate work from private life.
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications
Replies: 39
Views: 3610

Re: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications

Ah, see I was under the impression that they had enacted some sort of limits on filibusters, so that you could not just read from the phone book forever. If that were the case, filibusters would not prevent the passing of legislation, only delay it. That's why I was confused about all the talk of a...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Space Elevator News
Replies: 25
Views: 2368

Re: More Space Elevator News

I'm assuming the weight (and anything else that side of the cable) would have some kind of system for movement in case it detaches or needs to be adjusted slightly during operation.
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications
Replies: 39
Views: 3610

Re: U.S. Democratic Super Majority: Implications

The way I see it, personally, is that the only way to really, really, really get stuff done is to have a super majority. I kinda feel like the democrats haven't really done ANYTHING, even with their majority in congress presently. Granted, I have very little experience because of my age. I'm hoping ...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ted "Series of Tubes" Stevens convicted on all 7 counts.
Replies: 50
Views: 4339

Re: Ted Series of Tubes Stevens convicted on all 7 counts.

Joby wrote:Regarding reasons for being glad he's gone: Isn't the fact that he took bribes good enough? I mean, I dislike him for other reasons, but cant we rejoice that a corrupt politician was taken down?


I'm rejoicing.

One down.
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

All bold formatting is added by me. To some extent, it is about personal censorship. Like it or not, the real world doesn't want to see you dressed as a greasy spartan for some sexy party. The real world isn't interested in how cool your cosplay, trebuchet building, drunken arting self is. Knowing h...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

I think you should assume that anything anyone can access, will get accessed, and will cause you problems. I've changed my cell phone answering machine when applying for jobs, so it doesn't shout "WAAAA THE ZOMBIES ARE EATING MY FLESH LEAVE A MESSAGE AND HEEEEEEELP!" but instead "Hi,...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

Ok, here's something. Are we all in agreement that your work should not actively monitor your private life? What I'm saying is, if person A had not had a facebook (or it was left unmonitored) there would not have been a problem with them taking a sick day. They probably wouldn't've even been asked a...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

Hitler was very smart. He was also an insane egomaniac. That's why he lost. Not listening to your generals and throwing your army into stupid plans because you're an insane egomaniac and not listening to your generals and throwing your army into stupid plans because you're stupid are the same thing...
by GreaterSteven
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

lanicita wrote:I bet you Hitler was pretty goddamn smart, and I think he was a bit more evil than Bush or Jackson.

I know, I know, Godwinned. But please continue.


Hitler wasn't smart.

And that is actually exactly why he lost.
by GreaterSteven
Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Treeman true or hoax?
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: Treeman true or hoax?

Dede, the guy with the really bad case of warts?


Yeah. He's real.
by GreaterSteven
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview
Replies: 46
Views: 5541

Re: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview

I'm just saying that it's like you're scoring Randall in terms of football when he was supposed to be playing basketball. Even if he explains that he knows he's not playing the right game.
by GreaterSteven
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

To me it's frustrating that it's come to having to make two separate social networking sites, one for work one for personal. I KNOW it's public information and all , but to me it just seems like a huge breach in privacy when employers/potential employers can check out your myspace/facebook. Your po...
by GreaterSteven
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

..And I realize I'm traveling into the beautiful gray area of opinion, here, but Jackson was a douche, Bush is a douche, and while admittedly my knowledge of the histories of US presidents is too poor to judge beyond that...so far we're batting 0 for 2 with the "common man" bat.
by GreaterSteven
Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

lorenith wrote:It's not a breach of privacy if you put it there to be seen.



Did you just, like, not read my post?

Try again.
by GreaterSteven
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Caught out on Facebook - Another One
Replies: 212
Views: 12372

Re: Caught out on Facebook - Another One

To me it's frustrating that it's come to having to make two separate social networking sites, one for work one for personal.

I KNOW it's public information and all, but to me it just seems like a huge breach in privacy when employers/potential employers can check out your myspace/facebook.
by GreaterSteven
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview
Replies: 46
Views: 5541

Re: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview

'Tis what I thought, as well. I found Randall's cartoons to be overall more humorous, partly because, once you've seen one venn diagram, you've seen them all. And, the squirrel had a top hat on it's tail. Top hats are funnier than masochistic cows. If an evil cow was wearing a top hat, and eating a...
by GreaterSteven
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0492: "Scrabble"
Replies: 171
Views: 49220

Re: "Scrabble" Discussion

Paranoid Android wrote:I hate this game, mostly because i can bearly spell.

the comic made me laugh anyway

(bold added)

+++. Even if it was unintentional.
by GreaterSteven
Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I would assert that the perception that book-smarts are useless, or outright bad is much more pervasive than political parties alone could make it. The links are to a wiki which tracks the use of certain plot elements in various media. The perception that intelligence is impotent or even potentiall...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

If you're confused by the first part, I don't see much point in continuing this conversation. I don't really know where we can go if we can't agree upon the point of this thread. The second is a reference to clintonius, don't worry about it. I was inquiring as to the second part. Thanks for clarify...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
Replies: 40
Views: 4237

Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

Puts me in mind of what George Carlin said about Powell. "Colin Powell happens to be black but he is openly white" Something rubs me the wrong way about that statement. It seems to suggest that if you don't fit in with the mainstream, it's because of your race, and if you do, it's despite...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

22/7 wrote:In addition to that, the entire thread is (used to be) about how Republicans have used this tactic against Democrats. And as usual, The Jesus is correct.


I'm sorry, what?
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I believe he's talking about these: I think it's important to distinguish between being intelligent and an intellectual. Intellectuallism (as a word) carries connotations of leftist elitism and condescention, which Obama generally avoids doing he sometimes comes across that way (mainly through medi...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I've not seen anyone other than you mention that anyone other than Republicans have been guilty of this, but I'm not sure what Jackson was (or how that might line up with today's political parties), and he's been mentioned regularly in this thread. I've not been arguing any of those for some time n...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama cancels campaign events; grandma is dying
Replies: 44
Views: 6219

Re: Obama cancels campaign events; grandma is dying

It's a sad thing that the first thing we ALL think of when we read about this is how it's going to be spun, how they're going to attack him.

Politics. Christ.
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I'm not really sure what you're responding to in that quote. As for the "we can believe that one of the two major US political parties has, over the course of 70 or more years, consistently and intentionally manipulated the connotation of a particular word in such a way as to be able to use it...
by GreaterSteven
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview
Replies: 46
Views: 5541

Re: Randall Munroe, New Yorker have Cartoon-Off, Interview

Ok, I really, really think Katz won with the food comic.

Seriously. Look at that.
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Best undergrad CS schools?
Replies: 89
Views: 17416

Re: Best undergrad CS schools?

I'm currently a freshman at Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York. Obviously, being a freshman, I have very little experience, but I am dual majoring in CS and mathematics, so if you're interested... Clarkson is primarily an engineering school, and also has a reputable business program. ...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

Greater, I really need you to drop the whole Stalin thing. I'm not willing to argue it because you're just going to change the goal line for what is and isn't "Stalin-esque" again, and it's a secondary point anyway. You said that the Republicans had trained the US to associate intelligenc...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I still don't see how my saying that Stalin did much worse than what I accused a (nameless) party of doing in less time also says that I am accusing the nameless party of doing what Stalin did. Stalin > accused party accused party = Stalin? According to 22/7, 2 + 2 = 5. Maybe we should check YOU out...
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
Replies: 40
Views: 4237

Re: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

Anyone ever get junk email along the lines of "If you want an African American president, look at this guy..." referring to Powell over Obama?


I totally did, from my super duper republican grandparents.


This must be driving them mad.
by GreaterSteven
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

You're absolutely right. He never said the things he said and then when he said that he disagreed with the things he said, well, it's no big deal, because he didn't say them in the first place. Your logic is a bastion of hope to we poor souls floating in the abyss of ignorance. ...I thought you lef...
by GreaterSteven
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

That's a yes, in case you couldn't figure that out. Then, in his very next post he says that he doesn't believe that it's some massive right-wing (those are Republicans, by the way) conspiracy, nor that it was "stalin-esque". Note: I specifically asked him if he believed that what was hap...
by GreaterSteven
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

Aw c'mon, now you're splitting hairs. Your (22/7) question clearly was phrased to try to discredit his (GreaterSteven's) original point by making it sound nigh-impossible to accomplish; he responded to this point by citing an example where it had been done in less time with less resources. Now you'...
by GreaterSteven
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Is it bad for a presidential candidate to be intelligent??

I don't think the situations are comparable, since (as I said above) I don't believe it's part of some long-term well-thought-out strategy, but just a common tactic to help people win elections (and a tactic that doesn't always work). Although it's interesting to note that any dictator with foresig...

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