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Open Thread 19-25 June

by Bjinse Mon Jun 19th, 2017 at 09:13:58 PM EST

You're bound to get threads if you go thinkin' about stuff


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Instant classic.

by Bjinse on Mon Jun 19th, 2017 at 09:42:07 PM EST
The pig seemed glad to see it.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 09:56:27 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 07:04:42 AM EST
I said that on May 3d:

I have a hunch that we might have to stay in London for one more year than I would have imagined a couple of months ago. Leaving before April 2019 may not be a good option.
So however incompetent you are you mean Tories, please at least manage to get a one year transition!

While we did not actually know at the time, I was right about the "change" I suspected.

And it's a girl ;-)


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 07:42:29 AM EST
But you may have been wrong to assume that it will be the Tories that should get the one year transition.....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 07:57:07 AM EST
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Congratulations!
by fjallstrom on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 10:27:02 AM EST
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yay, congrats.

I guess how long you stay depends on how comforatble you feel on a falling escalator, be grateful you can step off

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 09:31:31 PM EST
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The problem is if I resign within 12 months of returning from paternity leave, I must pay it back...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 09:41:54 PM EST
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There is a fly for every ointment and a thorn for every rose.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jun 20th, 2017 at 09:52:25 PM EST
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So May gave the Queen's Speech without an agreement, that we know of, with the DUP.  

Assuming DUP abstains and I did my arithmetic correctly, Tories need 317 votes to form a minority government and they have 318.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Jun 21st, 2017 at 03:38:36 PM EST
who knows? I'm quite sure the DUP will provide 1 or 2 votes to see them through

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 21st, 2017 at 06:03:42 PM EST
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She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jun 21st, 2017 at 06:43:55 PM EST
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by das monde on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 at 05:01:25 AM EST
wha???

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 at 07:47:12 AM EST
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I think he was trying to post this

To me, this seems an improvement over having children that you refuse to talk to (Helmut Kohl), let alone having children like Trump's. And think of it this way: Would you like to have been one of May's children?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 at 07:58:24 AM EST
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wha??

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 at 03:40:46 PM EST
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Just do what I did, and click on "inspect element" in your brower. Or just try the following link
http://www.tilestwra.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/3bc76a24b9931d3a38df7fa8ebe91590.jpg
For completeness, you could also add a line for the Holy See.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Jun 22nd, 2017 at 03:56:32 PM EST
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forbidden element

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 at 07:13:00 AM EST
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It must be just blocked for UK readers, thanks to Brexit. Aren't you glad to have your sovereignty back again?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 at 07:42:30 AM EST
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My VPN reassures me it's not accessible from Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, or Canada.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 at 10:04:00 AM EST
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403 Forbidden
nginx

outa Langley. Thnx!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jun 24th, 2017 at 09:37:52 PM EST
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Greek-language website, probably WP platform, permission controlled content asset lib. NOT an NSA reach-around.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Jun 24th, 2017 at 09:42:08 PM EST
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So Illuminati tries to hide it from ET :-
by das monde on Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 at 01:31:15 AM EST
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is Q2 at AMZN. I lost my two-year struggle with a "scale" application of "agile" performance metrics and have been terminated. What a hoot. I personally know of four others in my cohort (FYE 180) who have been similarly separated, while BWI "onboared" 900 um fresh associates end of Q1. And I was no gadfly. Cockroach-rule of local knowledge applies to at-will ("right-to-work") US employment conditions in the wholesale > retail > warehouse labor sector.

I learned a lot, but not enough, "on the floor" of the so-called service economy: the NEW! middle-skill ("augmented reality") manufacturing paradigmn.

The '15 cohort (Day 1 of the node) was approx. 500 FTEs (believe it or not; check out Bal'more-AMZN '14 job creation "deal" for background) supplemented Q3 - Q4 2015 with 2,500 hires (40% regular w/benefits, 60% seasonal-tempt-to-hire). I estimate from my experience, 60% attrition from this population attributable to voluntary (80% quits) and involuntary (20% hygiene) separation in a single FY. Typically, GEMBA (acronymn) reporting 100-200 separations/wk, Q3 - Q1, basically attributable to non-attendance.

NB. 2-yr. seniority vests interest and other accrued cash and non-cash benefit limits, the most valuable being 80% corp. contribution to medical insurance.

AMZN is a meat grinder. So what color is my collar now?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:36:22 PM EST
Are you more concerned with
(a) the "Trump Effect"
(b) labor rights @ AMZN
(c) Inventory control and quality assurance @ Whole Foods

You know the rule. You cannot have it all. Choose two? and act accordingly. For P > R- C must prevail.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jun 24th, 2017 at 10:44:33 PM EST
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