User Profile

Forum Activity by Paquito

Esoteric Allusion
Paquito
Esoteric AllusionRegarding getting a new job, the problem there is I could get black-balled by this situation

As the situation stands now you aren't currently black-balled, right? So you could still interview and get employed elsewhere, before further escalating at work or with police? You could speak with lawyers while you're job hunting too.

That's right. I can interview right now and be fine. If I make a big deal about it, my name might become radioactive. It feels like I have a choice in trying to get a job elsewhere, pursue legal action, or quietly take it. I'm frustrated that these are my options.

One further detail that might be relevant is that my direct supervisor is absolutely livid with how this is being handled. Moreso than me, I think. She's not the only one. What I do might drag them into a mess. I'm wary of that as well.

It sucks that grossly negligent management has put you in this position. But here you are. If you can find an equivalent job elsewhere, while your current job is secure, that's going to be your best option, in terms of cost & benefit. Unless I'm missing something?
Mar 26, 2017 6:11 PM
Esoteric AllusionRegarding getting a new job, the problem there is I could get black-balled by this situation

As the situation stands now you aren't currently black-balled, right? So you could still interview and get employed elsewhere, before further escalating at work or with police? You could speak with lawyers while you're job hunting too.
Mar 26, 2017 5:07 PM
Regardless of what your legal options are, this is a red flag in regards to working at this company. While you're secure in your current position, can you interview elsewhere?

Also, I imagine you could report the incident to the police. This dude did technically commit a crime.
Mar 25, 2017 9:19 PM
It's satisfying to see the GOP flounder over repealing the ACA. Most of them are deeply stupid people that don't understand anything beyond the depth of a talking point.
Mar 24, 2017 6:02 PM
NimChimpskySorry, that was more confusing than it needed to be. Simplified:

SCOTUS decided a case, Rowley, in 1982.

In 1996, the 10th Circuit read the decision in a particular way, creating a standard not justified by the ruling or the IDEA statute.

In 2008, Neil Gorsuch applied that standard to another IDEA case.

In 2015, the 10th Circuit applied that standard to yet another IDEA case.

Today, SCOTUS knocked down that standard and reversed the 10th Circuit 8-0.

The question: to what degree is Gorsuch at all responsible or a bad judge? Neither he, nor his panel in 2008, created the "de minimis" standard applied by the same court in 1996. But nor was he bound by it. One circuit court's precedents are not binding on that same court (or any other circuit court). ?The 10th Circuit is free to overturn its own precedents just as SCOTUS is free to overturn its own precedents. The only precident by which he was bound is SCOTUS precedent. Of course, overturning your own court's precedent is still not done willy-nilly, so merely adhering to it shouldn't inherently position him for criticism.

Thanks. So to answer my own question, the NYT headline isn't misleading like I thought it was; he had the option to argue the precedent should be overturned, and his decision not to looks bad in light of the Supreme Court's 8-0 decision that did so.
Mar 23, 2017 12:32 AM
NimChimpsky
PaquitoRT-Lawyers, how dumb is the headline "Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Backed by Gorsuch"?

If it's clearly relevant precedent, isn't he bound to rule accordingly, regardless of how he feels about the decision itself? Does citing precedents imply support for those rulings?

*edit I originally wrote "set by a higher court". That wasn't the case*

I have familiarity with this case, as I had to study it pretty thoroughly and I have a friend who helped prepare an amicus brief on behalf of the student. The 10th Circuit ruling wasn't great, actually. The SCOTUS precedent, such as it was, was very fuzzy, and did not offer a clear standard by which lower courts should clearly rule in a case like this. Nonetheless, the 10th Circuit's characterization of the precedent was not great, and it's pretty telling that it got reversed unanimously. I like Gorsuch a lot, and think he's gotten very unfairly criticized for some of his decisions (see: his dissent in the "frozen trucker" case), but this wasn't a shining moment for the 10th Circuit.

The 10th circuit's ruling happened in 1996, right? If it's relevant precedent when he was deciding that case in 2008, what were his other options if he thought the 1996 decision was wrongly decided?
Mar 23, 2017 12:11 AM
RT-Lawyers, how dumb is the headline "Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Backed by Gorsuch"?

If it's clearly relevant precedent, isn't he bound to rule accordingly, regardless of how he feels about the decision itself? Does citing precedents imply support for those rulings?

*edit I originally wrote "set by a higher court". That wasn't the case*
Mar 22, 2017 8:44 PM
Little AshI kind stopped rating movies on there just because at some point, I always felt inconsistent. Three or four stars could mean a lot of different things hem rating. And that didn't help with the "it's so bad it's good genre," which utterly confused my brain when I try to rate it. Should it be a 1 or a 4?

The right way to do use Netflix's rating is to rate based on your raw enjoyment. 4 stars is "Really liked". Did you really like that "it's so bad it's good" movie? Rate it 4 stars. It's not about the movies technical or artistic merits. It's purely about how much you enjoyed viewing it.
Mar 20, 2017 1:34 AM
I'm watching the first season if Iron Fist, and it's pretty ridiculous. The plot relies on the characters making consistently retarded decisions, especially the Iron Fist. This is probably the worst of all the Netflix MCU shows.
Mar 19, 2017 9:56 PM
briggmAnd I have no idea why I just quoted your post when we're the only two people in this thread.

Inexcusable. I don't want to see you posting here for another 6 months.
Mar 19, 2017 6:04 PM
It always always annoys me when tech companies kill the nuance in their products to make it more accessible to new users / clueless users. Why get rid of the nuance all together? Why not have a power user mode that allows for fine grained customization, and set the product's default settings to accommodate the lowest common denominator. The power users won't mind having to dig through settings options to enable functionality.
Mar 18, 2017 1:23 PM
NimChimpskyThis is good news. Most people treat star ratings--as opposed to binary ratings--as information provided to other viewers, as opposed to helping craft recommendations for themselves. Some people don't--which means people are approaching the purpose of the star ratings inconsistently. This is just inefficient and unhelpful for everyone. An up/down system will function more consistently. Did you like it? Yes? Great.

I dunno. Like EA, I rate everything I watch based on my own preferences, and Netflix's predictions of what my rating will be is almost dead on at this point. That's even with people using ratings incorrectly.

Whenever people complain that the rating system doesn't work for them, I assume they're either like JJ (and don't realize the predictions improve as they rate), or they rate based on what they assume other people's enjoyment will be. This change will probably improve predictions for these jackasses, but it'll make it less precise for people like me.
Mar 18, 2017 1:14 PM
Paquito
Scott Lefler
PaquitoMan, Scott sucks at saving people.

#1 Scott can't save anyone only Jesus Christ can do that.

Guys, I've come to a horrible realization about Scott. SCOTT IS OF THE DEVIL.

Hard to believe right? After all, he's quoting Bible passages. But he made a fatal mistake when he pointed out that only Jesus Christ can save people. Check it:

If Scott's efforts to save us are directed by love, then his efforts are directed by Jesus Christ, because Jesus is God (Colossians 2:9) and God is love (1 John 4:8).
Therefore, if Scott sucks at saving us, then Jesus sucks at saving us.
But we also know that God is infallible, and since Jesus is God, Jesus cannot suck at saving us. We have arrived at a contradiction! There must be a mistake in our premises.

We have three premises:
- Jesus is God (Colossians 2:9)
- God is love (1 John 4:8)
- Scott's efforts are directed by love, and therefore directed by Jesus

Since the first two premises are from scripture, the incorrect premise must be that Scott's efforts are directed by Jesus. Therefore, SCOTT'S EFFORTS ARE NOT DIRECTED BY JESUS.


The question now is, who is behind Scott's efforts here? 1 John 4:1 serves us well:
"do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

Since Scott is not from God, Scott is a false prophet. And as a false prophet, he is bearing false witness against the word of the Lord, which is a violation of the 9th commandment, making Scott a sinner.

And what does 1 John 3:8 say about sinners?
the one who practices sin is of the devil

SCOTT IS OF THE DEVIL


Scott, did you read this yet? It's really important.
Mar 16, 2017 2:42 AM
I pay zero attention to hardware, and haven't built a computer in 17 years. Vic's probably your guy. Wirthling may know a thing or two.

I was planning on building a desktop computer in the next year or so, and I was going to my college aged cousin for advice. I may also just buy a System76 desktop, because they're supposed to pretty expandable, and I want to run Ubuntu as my OS rather than the latest flavor of windows.
Mar 16, 2017 12:49 AM
I'm not going to watch it, but I'm grateful people like Angelo exist to keep tabs on the cesspool.
Mar 15, 2017 10:31 PM
neumdaddyRomo Watch update: Jerry Jones is still dragging this one out. Still feels like Houston is "in the lead" here, but who knows.

Maybe Jones assumes Houston is sure to get Romo if he's released, and is hoping Denver is willing to trade to prevent that.
Mar 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Epitoooozy...and why does it keep adding question marks at the end of all my sentences. ?

If you have two or more whitespaces in a row, you'll get a question mark. If you're hitting enter to start a new line, make sure it's not after a whitespace, you'll get a question mark. If you're pasting text from another website into here, you may get a bunch of question marks regardless of the whitespace in that text.

These rules don't apply when you edit a post, which is why you can get rid of them when editing.
Mar 12, 2017 3:39 PM
Detrimental
Paquito
Esoteric Allusion
NimChimpskyThose reviews are crazy and make me think there's not a good reason not to buy a Switch. It could be my first Nintendo system since the N64 which, like the Super Nintendo before it, I also got for Zelda games.

Maybe a dozen or so pages back in this thread someone was asking why you couldn't marry Dark Souls combat to the depth of an open world game like the Witcher 3? Posters joked about how nice it would be if games could combine the best aspects of all games together.

These reviews are consistently saying Nintendo managed to create Dark Souls' combat plus Skyrim's open world plus a clever puzzler plus an achingly beautiful narrative framework all in one game. Like, most of them are essentially describing the game as that.

Is this worth $300? Maybe. I've sure as hell got my money's worth of enjoyment out of the Souls' series. I'm quite tempted here.

I have a co-worker that's willing to give me his Wii-U for free once he gets his Switch. Other people have offered to lend me their unused Wii-Us. I'm sure you could find someone willing to do so for you, so playing the game would only set you back $50 or whatever the game itself costs.

I think I'm just going to wait until I buy a Switch though, and I'm content waiting over a year to play Breath of the Wild. Mostly because it shipped with a pretty significant hardware bug that prevents you from properly using it as a console. Plus, there's that thing Det mentioned about the dock scratching the unit. Wait until they ship out a version that's addressed those issues.

I never mentioned that. I did mention this emulator cemu that can run the Wii-U version of Breath of Wild somewhat. I suspect it will be playable in a couple of months though.

Oh, I confused you with Default. He mentioned that at the top of the page.
Mar 12, 2017 3:35 PM
Esoteric Allusion
NimChimpskyThose reviews are crazy and make me think there's not a good reason not to buy a Switch. It could be my first Nintendo system since the N64 which, like the Super Nintendo before it, I also got for Zelda games.

Maybe a dozen or so pages back in this thread someone was asking why you couldn't marry Dark Souls combat to the depth of an open world game like the Witcher 3? Posters joked about how nice it would be if games could combine the best aspects of all games together.

These reviews are consistently saying Nintendo managed to create Dark Souls' combat plus Skyrim's open world plus a clever puzzler plus an achingly beautiful narrative framework all in one game. Like, most of them are essentially describing the game as that.

Is this worth $300? Maybe. I've sure as hell got my money's worth of enjoyment out of the Souls' series. I'm quite tempted here.

I have a co-worker that's willing to give me his Wii-U for free once he gets his Switch. Other people have offered to lend me their unused Wii-Us. I'm sure you could find someone willing to do so for you, so playing the game would only set you back $50 or whatever the game itself costs.

I think I'm just going to wait until I buy a Switch though, and I'm content waiting over a year to play Breath of the Wild. Mostly because it shipped with a pretty significant hardware bug that prevents you from properly using it as a console. Plus, there's that thing Det mentioned about the dock scratching the unit. Wait until they ship out a version that's addressed those issues.
Mar 11, 2017 7:59 PM
I don't know who you are Epitoooozy, but you should have KE8's back up forum bookmarked in case this place goes down and you feel like checking in:

https://kingelessar8.forumchitchat.com/
Mar 11, 2017 7:41 PM