Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 08, 2016, 05:13:39 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 669
1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: Today at 12:17:26 am
Should a pistachio allergy be a deal breaker? Very conflicted.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Dominion In The Sun. on: February 07, 2016, 11:52:55 pm
This was/is one of, if not the best, AH pieces I've ever read on Atlas, will it be returning at all?
Probably not, sadly.

You make me SO unhappy.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: is the previous poster a dom or a sub? on: February 07, 2016, 04:51:14 pm
You're obviously a sub, dude.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: February 07, 2016, 04:50:18 pm
Had a conversation last night with a friend of mine who's in an accelerated five-year bachelors/masters computer program (it'd be an MS in "Information Assurance"). Apparently you don't actually need to already have computer skills to get in, which is cool, and she's interviewing with frickin' BAE--British Aerospace Engineering or whatever. Incredibly jealous, but I hate technology, and if I went onto do my dream job, it'd be much more theory-based than "cybersecurity" (can barely stand the word "cyber"; sounds like something a sixty-year old uses to sound "hip to the jive" on "tech"). And apparently all the Information Assurance grad courses are online, which means the school charges half-price. Tired of the feeling that the best path to employment in the field I want to get involved in something I have absolutely no instinct for. Looks like academia might be my best bet. Tongue F#cking computer nerds had to destroy the national security field.

Hey now, I'm one of those "computer nerds" you're speaking
 of, I'm a BSIT major myself.

Cool!  Same, BS/MS CS major here! Smiley

God, you guys are the worst. Tongue Are you locked-in to a masters program? My school has a rash of accelerated bachelors-masters programs (five year
  • --ranging from Criminal Justice to Engineering) along with "seven year dental", "five year physician's assistant" and so on.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If the Super Bowl and NH primary were on the same night, which would you watch? on: February 07, 2016, 04:48:14 pm
My ability to be emotionally affected by the results differs significantly between a presidential contest and a football game.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which would be a better campaign slogan for a Democratic presidential candidate? on: February 07, 2016, 04:47:01 pm
As much as I like to sh#t-talk humanity from time-to-time, we are way too dynamic a species for either of these to ever be possible. Liberalism as know it is, what, like one-hundred and fifty years old? Liberalism as a concept discussed in political discourse is like, uh, three hundred years old? Every ideology we pretend to have is contextually- and chronologically-based*. Do you believe that the values you happen to hold because of the specifics of your socialization process combined with genetics are the end all, be all of human thought? Or that even your general mental paradigm is all that we have left?

*Not to mention geographically as well! Would you be using this word in a different part of the world?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: February 07, 2016, 04:09:16 pm
Whoa. Just thought of an idea. What if I completely changed focus for my CJ senior seminar and focused on the recent gunpoint robbing? I'm sure there's something in "victimology" and all that which could constitute the "literature". Hrn.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of this quote? on: February 07, 2016, 02:50:42 pm
Trash quote, and indicative of his entire entitled personality. Tempted to post that quote from Job again.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz: American soldiers are "220-pound psychopaths", keep my daughters away! on: February 07, 2016, 02:45:06 pm
He is done.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should the standards for substitute teachers be higher? on: February 07, 2016, 01:31:28 pm
I heard I need a bachelor's, so I plan on trying to register as a sub as soon as I can after graduation in case there're no jobs to be found.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your no sleeping record? on: February 07, 2016, 01:28:05 pm
Gonna guess like forty-four-ish. If I wake up at like 8 AM on a Friday, and the pledges cross about midnight between Saturday and Sunday, so I end up awake 'til 4 AM Sunday morning, that'd be 44.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Valentine's Day on: February 07, 2016, 01:02:44 pm
Neutral.

Obviously a big scam (dubious origins, what Oldies said, etc.), but hey, an excuse to pile down on chocolate and other candies makes it hard to dismiss the day as outright horrible.



America is fat enough without these "excuses".
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Valentine's Day advice on: February 07, 2016, 12:10:25 pm
I've found alcoholism and reading good ways to distract myself from the pangs of melancholy.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Valentine's Day on: February 07, 2016, 12:08:04 pm
A scam dreamed up by the people whose lives conveniently worked out for them early on, so they dedicated a day to themselves where they could mock others. Also, possibly a vehicle for the patriarchy to field easy sex from desperate and lonely women on this most miserable of days.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you watching the Super Bowl tonight? on: February 07, 2016, 10:48:56 am
If one of my brothers puts it on in the living room, sure. Otherwise, I've got other crap to deal with.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: February 07, 2016, 10:27:24 am
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2016/02/detroit_mercy_fraternity_robbe.html

Phi Kapp got robbed on Friday during their bid acceptance night. Also, color me surprised they made Alex "Composite Thief" Erickson-Suzuki Vice President. Idiots.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in Flint or Bloomfield Hills, MI? on: February 07, 2016, 10:21:10 am
Flint obviously.

You have an effing problem. Despite cops in Bloomfield, to my knowledge, being the worst, I'd be glad to have a house on a dirt road portion of Bloomfield. Nevertheless, Torie, speed limits on Woodward make travel, even to the beloved Ferndale, almost not worth it.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Let's Play: You're the Campaign Manager! on: February 07, 2016, 01:35:56 am
If this were feudal Japan, hara-kiri, and it would be the obvious--if not only--choice.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Mickie D's testing chocolate covered French fries, would you eat these? on: February 07, 2016, 01:30:55 am
Interestingly, since going to college, I've come to rely on fast food less and less. I've more than compensated in calories though thanks to alcohol, sadly.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: February 07, 2016, 01:28:54 am
Had a conversation last night with a friend of mine who's in an accelerated five-year bachelors/masters computer program (it'd be an MS in "Information Assurance"). Apparently you don't actually need to already have computer skills to get in, which is cool, and she's interviewing with frickin' BAE--British Aerospace Engineering or whatever. Incredibly jealous, but I hate technology, and if I went onto do my dream job, it'd be much more theory-based than "cybersecurity" (can barely stand the word "cyber"; sounds like something a sixty-year old uses to sound "hip to the jive" on "tech"). And apparently all the Information Assurance grad courses are online, which means the school charges half-price. Tired of the feeling that the best path to employment in the field I want to get involved in something I have absolutely no instinct for. Looks like academia might be my best bet. Tongue F#cking computer nerds had to destroy the national security field.

Hey now, I'm one of those "computer nerds" you're speaking of, I'm a BSIT major myself.

Might be forced to out of the need to adapt. Tongue My current "technology skills as backup" blueprint has me taking Computer Crime Investigation right now (CJ class) and "Information Assurance" (summer), "Digital Forensics" (fall) and "Advanced Digital Forensics" (winter) prior to graduation. Growing more and more nostalgic for the good ol' days, back when Barrington Moore Jr. worked for the OSS with a frickin' masters in sociology, or you could be a State Department translator with a bachelors in Russian.
21  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: The world became more social liberal economic conservative in the last 50 years on: February 07, 2016, 01:00:54 am
Something something "The Triumph of Liberalism", and I'd guess that if this were to begin at some point, it'd be the 70's, with the early 1990's being its "peak".

To expand on that, I was referring to the "rise of the right" in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as the death of Mao in China. I only thought like a second ago of another example: Samuel Huntington's "The Third Wave" marked, well, the "Third Wave"'s [defined here as the third wave of democratization] beginning at about like 1974, itself completing in 1990-ish--or at least that's when he wrote the book.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: February 07, 2016, 12:53:02 am
Had a conversation last night with a friend of mine who's in an accelerated five-year bachelors/masters computer program (it'd be an MS in "Information Assurance"). Apparently you don't actually need to already have computer skills to get in, which is cool, and she's interviewing with frickin' BAE--British Aerospace Engineering or whatever. Incredibly jealous, but I hate technology, and if I went onto do my dream job, it'd be much more theory-based than "cybersecurity" (can barely stand the word "cyber"; sounds like something a sixty-year old uses to sound "hip to the jive" on "tech"). And apparently all the Information Assurance grad courses are online, which means the school charges half-price. Tired of the feeling that the best path to employment in the field I want to get involved in something I have absolutely no instinct for. Looks like academia might be my best bet. Tongue F#cking computer nerds had to destroy the national security field.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the following quote a freedom quote or a horrible quote? on: February 07, 2016, 12:46:11 am
Bedstuy?
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: The world became more social liberal economic conservative in the last 50 years on: February 06, 2016, 09:51:13 pm
Something something "The Triumph of Liberalism", and I'd guess that if this were to begin at some point, it'd be the 70's, with the early 1990's being its "peak".
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Where will the parties be under the Millennials? on: February 05, 2016, 09:59:57 pm
The idea that 'teh young people are all socially liberal' needs to die in a fire.
Why do that when it's largely true.

Simply because those definitions are subjective to time and place and, as such, there will still be social conservatives and social liberals in twenty years, regardless of how this nation falls on any host of current social issues.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 669


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines