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by shmenguin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 24546
Views: 731936

COVID-19

After all is said and done, I never want to hear about the 'american spirit' ever again. This country is so plagued with people who flat out refuse to do even the bare minimum to help others, often doing the opposite just to be disruptive. We're the biggest laughing stock on earth, and deserve to b...
by shmenguin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:42 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

“Why does everyone hate politicians? I don’t hate Pelosi.”

Remember that one? Aging really well.
by shmenguin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Hockey Randomness
Replies: 14618
Views: 648281

Hockey Randomness

If my career was a novelty and I’m generally not well liked by fans, and then as a joke because of how bad I am, fans select me to the ASG...I don’t know why I’d want to participate. Scott was weird about this imo and had at least 2 really foul moments in his career where he went beyond just being a...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:37 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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Views: 76099

I need a ruling on this

I see no inherent authority. More inhaling of farts. What sort of "authority" are you looking for? Because Garner literally wrote the dictionary, so I'm not sure who could qualify. He’s an interpreter of language, not a creator. He can interpret incorrectly. But in this case, sadly things are what ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:12 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

I see no inherent authority. More inhaling of farts.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:36 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

What’s Garner’s inherent authority here? Who decided this? There isn’t a day in the last 20 years of my job where the concept of “data” hasn’t been involved. I’ve had thousands of conversations with various SMEs and nobody has ever embarrassed themselves like Garner and said “thE dAtA aRE IntEREsTInG”
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:19 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

So many opinions, so few value props.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:39 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 180883
Views: 5906080

Politics And Current Events

by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:37 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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Views: 76099

I need a ruling on this

You don't have to use corporate shorthand to end meetings sooner. Just talk like a normal person. The idea that you're saving time by using these buzz words is bananas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvPaEsuz-tY Not how it works. And remember, me and meow like the shorthand. We like using it and w...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:31 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
Replies: 2148
Views: 76099

I need a ruling on this

But you would say “The data are...” not “The data is...” if you want to be correct.
YOU WOULD!

I wouldn't. Someone made this decision at 5:30pm on a Friday without asking because everyone went home for the day.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: ulf's thread of hockey pr0n
Replies: 119
Views: 2680

ulf's thread of hockey pr0n

where does the save land on the Shmenguin Save Power Index or SSPI the CDS save being a 10/10 and the Holtby Stanley Cup Final save being a 1/10 CDS is 10/10, MAF 09 Game 7 is 9/10, and this is around a 6/10. 6 is a good score, but this was reflex + stick luck. CDS and MAF had to use their noggins ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:43 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 5906080

Politics And Current Events

creating a minimally sentient organ farm poses no ethical problems. produce the meat without the emotional response and we're all good. i really have no patience for wet blankets who delay this type of science. even something like eugenics (via some kind of gene therapy)...where are these undergroun...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:39 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

It wasn't that long ago where this wasn't the case. And I'd be willing to say that it still actually isn't the case. The problem is the backlash that surrounds centrist republicans saying anything out of step with the MAGA nuts. They don't want to get caught up in primary fights, and if they speak ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:20 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

Yeah they’re utilitarian terms that people confuse for some kind of braggy vocabulary.

Executive types don’t like to create mythology (unless they’re in marketing). It’s all just shorthand so meetings can end sooner.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: Hockey Randomness
Replies: 14618
Views: 648281

Hockey Randomness

So it’s more likely a low character high talent guy will want to play, but he’ll just go out and do it his way to avoid any unpleasantness.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Around the Rink
Topic: ulf's thread of hockey pr0n
Replies: 119
Views: 2680

ulf's thread of hockey pr0n

CDS save was better. At least he got that right.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:06 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

Once I got a gig at a legit corporation in a leadership position, I am 100% about corporate speak and think these terms are actually very useful. Deliverable, level set, download, "levers to pull", "put my thumb down on"...I'm just as insufferable as you'd expect.
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:00 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
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I need a ruling on this

i guess this might be a phenomenon limited to podcast hosts who enjoy sniffing their own farts.

but it's comin'
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:59 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 5906080

Politics And Current Events

Dems stand for...everything else. So there's no coalition. Just people who aren't aggrieved whites and people who think politics isn't always a matter of "how does this help ME?!?". Among that population you have a million different ideologies. Everyone enjoys free stuff. if i get a hand out, like ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:51 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
Replies: 2148
Views: 76099

I need a ruling on this

What is the ruling we need here? Someone referred to a collection of various data as just data? I'm not sure I understand the question. This is a quickly growing thing. "The data say that so and so is blah blah blah". " The data are surprising in this case." And I don't want it to be a thing. Does ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:48 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 180883
Views: 5906080

Politics And Current Events

It wasn't that long ago where this wasn't the case. And I'd be willing to say that it still actually isn't the case. The problem is the backlash that surrounds centrist republicans saying anything out of step with the MAGA nuts. They don't want to get caught up in primary fights, and if they speak ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:36 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
Replies: 2148
Views: 76099

I need a ruling on this

Treating “data” as a plural word. I won’t do it. It’s a SINGLE collection of something. A “deck” of cards. A “flock” of seagulls.

Data describes a singular collection. Why is this happening and who among you is part of the problem?
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:28 pm
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Topic: Job and General Employment Thread
Replies: 12072
Views: 534588

Job and General Employment Thread

i've always lived in a place that takes my tax money and provides welfare to red and purple states. i wouldn't mind if they took more of it to level the playing field with education and infrastructure. it's not sustainable that the south is an educational cesspool. it's just gonna wedge us further a...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:25 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Views: 5906080

Politics And Current Events

also important to remember that the gap between AOC and Manchin (or even AOC and Biden) >>>>>> the gap between Trump and literally any republican. Point being the dems are comprised of at least 2 significant, ideologically distinct factions. nothing like reparations gets done because there's simply ...
by shmenguin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 24546
Views: 731936

COVID-19

918317 Beaufort County and the city of Bluffton - near Hilton Head - ended their mask mandates in time for the RBC Heritage golf tournament this week. I'm still shocked that they had one in the first place. Bluffton is populated by affluent mid Atlantic transplants. It’s not actually the south. I w...