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by MiB24601
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

The timestream's manifestation on Trenzalore was the result of the Doctor dying on Trenzalore. From the Doctor's perspective, that was a fixed point - something that couldn't be rewritten without time unravelling. But then the Time Lords intervened from outside the universe, rewriting time so that ...
by MiB24601
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dinner Party Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 7075

Re: Dinner Party Issues

I've had dinner parties before but it's been a few years since I've had one. And I mean actual dinner parties. With RSVPs (and not just Facebook RSVPs) and pre-set menus and arrival times clearly spelled out*. The eight guests who did show up showed up promptly at the start time. One couple which mi...
by MiB24601
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dinner Party Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 7075

Dinner Party Issues

This thread will mostly be about food but some of it will be about people. Basically, I threw a dinner party tonight and while it went pretty well, there were some issues. The first issue is that I was expecting 12 people but only 8 showed up. Additionally, while I had asked people about their dieta...
by MiB24601
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: House of Cards (Breaking the fourth wall: The Show)
Replies: 11
Views: 8035

Re: House of Cards (Breaking the fourth wall: The Show)

I'm only remembering the big ones right now, but there are a couple of storylines that are based on fundamentally not understanding how decisions are made in American politics. Oh, got it. Yeah, there were definitely conflicts with how procedural issues and legal issues were dealt with in the show ...
by MiB24601
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: House of Cards (Breaking the fourth wall: The Show)
Replies: 11
Views: 8035

Re: House of Cards (Breaking the fourth wall: The Show)

I'm seven episodes in and I really want to like it, but I keep getting pulled up short by the little (and not so little) inaccuracies of the "That person would never do that" sort that spring up two or three times an episode. What sort of little (and not so little) inaccuracies are you fi...
by MiB24601
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: America's Criminal Justice System
Replies: 38
Views: 11502

Re: America's Criminal Justice System

walking in Washington DC with an empty ammo round in your pocket or stuck in the tread of your boot? Bam, to jail with you if a cop sees you. Any city can have any number of possible ordinances. A random person driving through isn't gonna know 'em all. You might have broken god knows how many obscu...
by MiB24601
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: America's Criminal Justice System
Replies: 38
Views: 11502

Re: America's Criminal Justice System

No. Attorneys have so much schooling to keep the number of attorneys down so that they can drive their rates up. As anyone who's been to law school can tell you, all you need to actually practice law is a Bar cram course. The only thing you really need to follow American law is a Westlaw or Lexis N...
by MiB24601
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: America's Criminal Justice System
Replies: 38
Views: 11502

Re: America's Criminal Justice System

Success for prosecutors is measured in percentages of convictions, everybody being prosecuted is assumed guilty, and when a convicted person is exonerated, no harm comes to the prosecutor. People being prosecuted for crimes which carry nightmare sentences are offered barbaric plea deals where they ...
by MiB24601
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

Izawwlgood seemed to be asking if River Song ever came back after Silence in the Library.

The only appropriate answer would be "Spoilers."
by MiB24601
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1163: "Debugger"
Replies: 175
Views: 29655

Re: 1163: "Debugger"

addams wrote:The brain is straight foreword and understandable.


Oh, if only that were the case. The more we learn about the brain, the more we learn how complicated it really it and how much we really don't understand about it.
by MiB24601
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Californication
Replies: 2
Views: 2268

Re: Californication

PerchloricAcid wrote:Nobody? :?

I like it. I'm a big fan of the time skip that they had recently. Since much of the appeal of the show is watching Hank screw up his life in entertaining ways, it provided a great new status quo that Hank could ruin.
by MiB24601
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Once Upon A Time...What?
Replies: 68
Views: 38218

Re: Once Upon A Time...What?

I was always wondering what Snow did to the Queen that led to the series of events seen in Once Upon a Time. I was always concerned that it would never live up to the revenge the Queen carried out. But, now we know. And I was right, it doesn't match the level of revenge we see. Granted, losing t...
by MiB24601
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396526

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If you're trying to motivate me to work harder, don't do it by trying to frighten me by telling me how far behind I'm falling compared to everyone else. I'm talking to all those same people and I know what they are actually doing. To be far, this is motivating but not so much to work harder as it is...
by MiB24601
Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1023: "Late-Night BS"
Replies: 73
Views: 20115

Re: 1023: "Late-Night PBS"

I wondered how much worse Carmen Sandiego would get after they booted Rockapella and switched to a "Where in Time" format. Now I know.
by MiB24601
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1020: "Orion Nebula"
Replies: 99
Views: 27390

Re: 1020: "Orion Nebula"

On this past New Year's Eve, I was at a fancy dress party which had an outdoor patio with an amazing view of the sky. I started giving an impromptu astronomy lecture, saying all the things I couldn't say back when I gave planetarium lectures. First on the list: How the Orion Nebula is Orion's crotch.
by MiB24601
Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396526

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

I Shouldn't Have To Say This: Yes, the intern screwed up. They're interns, what do you expect? Does the mistake hurt us? Yes. Can we live with it? Absolutely. We're professionals and that means that we're prepared in case mistakes happen. It's time to move on and to stop focusing on the mistake. And...
by MiB24601
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396526

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If you live in the United States, please remember that there are many, MANY other elected positions besides President of the United States. When the state supreme court releases an opinion that deeply affects elections for state government, I becomes deeply afraid when most people's response upon he...
by MiB24601
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Divorce Law Reform
Replies: 34
Views: 6267

Re: Divorce Law Reform

Let's start with your main points and then we can cover some of the minor points in your post. 1) What is the benefit of the incredibly expensive divorce system, and does said benefit truly cover the cost? 2) If the benefits don't cover the cost, what can we do to fix the legal system to make it les...
by MiB24601
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Reunion
Replies: 18
Views: 4246

Reunion

This is my reaction after my ten year high school reunion: Anyone who you thought was going to be a jackass is a jackass. Anyone who you worried was going to be standoffish missed you and makes an effort to say hi to you. Anyone who you thought was going to be nice is nice. Anyone who you forgot abo...
by MiB24601
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396526

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: If you say "Let's bring in professionals, I want to do this right," do not act shocked when the professionals tell you that they will be charging you. This is their profession, i.e. how they make their living. Why would you think they would do it for free?
by MiB24601
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: My first election? Fuck it, man.
Replies: 227
Views: 25181

Re: My first election? Fuck it, man.

I'm really excited about this one candidate who is running for election in my area this November so I'm making calls to voters for his campaign. I also go to some campaign events. Because of these two things, I just had this very strange phone call. Me: Hi, I'm calling from the ____ campaign and I w...
by MiB24601
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 10705

Re: your Utopic Political system

I also don't know about most countries, but in the US, the federal government, state government, counties, and cities get to make their own laws. Law should be the same no matter where you go. Also, the guarantees of freedoms isn't that common, especially not when it comes to things like drugs and ...
by MiB24601
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone know any legal mumbo-jumbo 'round here?
Replies: 53
Views: 6685

Re: Anyone know any legal mumbo-jumbo 'round here?

Legally, you may have a case (a verbal contract is as valid as a written one; the question is whether the receptionist has (or appears to have) the authority to negotiate it). The problem is that you'll have a hell of a time proving it in a court of law. In Pennsylvania (where King Author seems to ...
by MiB24601
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone know any legal mumbo-jumbo 'round here?
Replies: 53
Views: 6685

Re: Anyone know any legal mumbo-jumbo 'round here?

Legally, you may have a case (a verbal contract is as valid as a written one; the question is whether the receptionist has (or appears to have) the authority to negotiate it). The problem is that you'll have a hell of a time proving it in a court of law. In Pennsylvania (where King Author seems to ...
by MiB24601
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 80792

Re: Reactions to your Job

Do you get interesting reactions when you say what you do for a living? I did, which is why I stopped telling people what I did for a living. (It's very bad when you know that telling people what you do for a living will lead into a 40 minute argument that you will spend the entire time desperately...
by MiB24601
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: your Utopic Political system
Replies: 74
Views: 10705

Re: your Utopic Political system

politicians should lead a country in according to their political idealogy, not according to what will win them the next election. If political ideology didn't matter, only what would win politicians their next election, then it seems like their would be much more uniformity in what politicans woul...
by MiB24601
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reactions to your Job
Replies: 98
Views: 80792

Reactions to your Job

I always like to see what gets posted to the Reactions to your Major thread but I'm curious to see the post-college version of that. Do you get interesting reactions when you say what you do for a living? I did, which is why I stopped telling people what I did for a living. (It's very bad when you k...
by MiB24601
Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

Yeah unfortunately the shows got switched round a bit I think, Curse of the Black Spot was meant to be in the place of Night Terrors I think. It seems like a whole bunch of the Season 6 episodes were switched around from where they were supposed to be. "The Doctor's Wife" and "The Go...
by MiB24601
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation

How much have told the interns about their job performance and your opinion of them? I have told all the interns what issues I have with their job performance. Whenever an issue arises with an intern, I immediately take them aside and explain what the issue was and why it is unacceptable. Have they...
by MiB24601
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

Listen to the episode audio-like, and you'll understand it wasn't that lite. It was contrived, rather than well-written. I don't understand what your argument is supposed to be. Because the Doctor was heard, that it wasn't a Doctor-Lite episode? According to the producers, that was the Doctor-Lite ...
by MiB24601
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

That wasn't a doctor-lite episode at all: the plot demanded he remain on the TARDIS so Amy-san wouldn't immediately cut off his head. In every other aspect, the doctor's fingerprints were all over the episode. I mean, where were you? That just means that the plot was well-written in tha...
by MiB24601
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

On another note, I wonder if the upcoming Doctor-without-Amy episode will be followed by an Amy-without-the-Doctor episode... bring back the first-unit/second-unit stuff like Blink and Midnight/Turn Left... The Girl Who Waited was the Doctor-Lite episode this year. The focus was on Amy and Rory and...
by MiB24601
Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation

I'm probably not on the same page as you are request wise here; are you asking for ways to spin the LoR's positively without lying, or are you asking for suggestions for how to write an honest LoR for someone who is less than a shining candidate? The latter. I wish to write them reasonable letters ...
by MiB24601
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation

No, I really can't be sued for libel, either based on my post or based on the letter. The law's pretty murky on this. I think since there's no identifying information I was wrong about your post, but there are definitely court cases all the time about defamation of character in references. No, the ...
by MiB24601
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Re: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation

For one, the whole point of an internship is that they're supposed to be learning. They aren't supposed to be perfect. If they aren't doing a great job you need to look at yourself first and make sure you're teaching them well, and then look at them. Well, it's not the quality of the work. Both 1 a...
by MiB24601
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 4739

Writing Intern Letters of Recommendation

Has anyone here written letters of recommendation for people who worked for them, preferably interns or other positions where one of the worker's main motivations in taking the position was getting the letters of recommendation at the end of their term? I have to write some letters soon and for the ...
by MiB24601
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 24056

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

The circumference of Earth is around 24500 miles. It's been 74 years since Amelia Earhart vanished, so that's approximately 331 miles per year, or 0.906 miles per day - a stunning 0.0377 miles per hour. Now, I don't have the physics background to say for certain whether that's enough to generate li...
by MiB24601
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Torchwood
Replies: 123
Views: 15123

Re: Torchwood

Also, how do they look at a sideways crack - does it just stick out of the ground? I guess it was kind of in a cave. I've been thinking why does it look like a cave as opposed to a crack in the ground. When we saw "the blessing" last week, it really bugged me but I've been thinkin...
by MiB24601
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771579

Re: Doctor Whom

If the little child was River's past regeneration, surely she remembers already killing the doctor in that spacesuit earlier? Unless River was the one in the spacesuit? It's definitely going to be worth going through all the Melody/River appearances and trying to figure out where they all g...
by MiB24601
Mon May 16, 2011 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396526

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

ISHTST: If I've sent you an e-mail that I said I will be out of town, with no internet or phone access for a week, please don't tell people that you think I'm dead when you haven't heard from me three days into that week. At least wait until you've gotten calls back from some of the people who you c...

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