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Post by lunchstealer » 06 Jun 2019, 23:04

Hickenlooper is among the least crazy, unless he thinks he has ever had a shot at the nom. I mean he just got booed for telling people that socialism isn't really as awesome as they think.
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Post by JasonL » 06 Jun 2019, 23:08

See Warrens thing is she wants to reorganize what ownership of capital means. She wants explicitly to subject every fucking corporate decision to democratic approval through a dozen methods.

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Post by Jadagul » 06 Jun 2019, 23:27

Warren more serious bad ideas than anyone else in the field.

She also has more serious good ideas. She's just expressed more ideas and plans in general.

I have trouble really liking her, because a couple of her bad ideas are really bad. But she also has a lot of good ideas.

(Many of her bad ideas are things that definitely aren't going to happen regardless, so I'm not as worried about them. Nothing that Tester and Manchin oppose is going to get through. But her up-regulation of tech companies is a thing that could actually happen and that does bother me).

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Post by JasonL » 06 Jun 2019, 23:39

It’s not just tech. It’s everything.

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Post by Aresen » 06 Jun 2019, 23:48

Jadagul wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 23:27
Warren more serious bad ideas than anyone else in the field.

(Many of her bad ideas are things that definitely aren't going to happen regardless, so I'm not as worried about them. Nothing that Tester and Manchin oppose is going to get through. But her up-regulation of tech companies is a thing that could actually happen and that does bother me).
I seem to remember similar comments about the Team Red candidate in 2016.
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Post by nicole » 07 Jun 2019, 09:41

Holding back any number of means tweets about this, but JasonL you deserve to read it: https://theoutline.com/post/7523/live-l ... i=vwjyv6ht
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Post by Ellie » 07 Jun 2019, 10:58

I didn't RTFA, but the answer is that it had to be invented so we could have the "Live Laugh Love" Skeletor picture frame. :D
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Post by Warren » 07 Jun 2019, 11:11

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Post by Kolohe » 08 Jun 2019, 07:13

Mo wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 16:10
I’m Jadagulian on this.
So am I
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Post by JasonL » 08 Jun 2019, 08:47

nicole wrote:Holding back any number of means tweets about this, but JasonL you deserve to read it: https://theoutline.com/post/7523/live-l ... i=vwjyv6ht
You are the best. Deepak Chopra Twitter art for the fucking win.

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Post by dead_elvis » 09 Jun 2019, 23:23

Consumers got inventive; word art, in particular, combined individual tastes with easily marketable inspirational catchphrases.
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As described by Kraus, your typical Pinterest post might include, for example, “some gradient and an outline of a young woman that says ‘Go Further,’ or whatever.”
That's just begging to go on a de-motivational poster.
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Post by dhex » 10 Jun 2019, 19:39

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Post by dhex » 11 Jun 2019, 21:08

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... start-over

I mean OK this is a cool story but no one out of perhaps hundreds of thousands of scientists and stem students ever thought to talk to a graphic designer? Or an art student? Or a kid with a a cracked copy of illustrator?

I find that a little difficult to believe.
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Post by Jadagul » 11 Jun 2019, 22:13

It's a cultural move, not a practical one.

I would be really hesitant to encourage my students to do a poster like that, because it's not what anyone expects to see.

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Post by thoreau » 11 Jun 2019, 22:35

Also, the main purpose of these posters is not to look attractive. The main purposes are (1) to have a whole bunch of graphs and diagrams that a presenter can point to as they answer questions and (2) lay things out in a logical order with some explanatory text in case the presenter isn't there when a stranger wanders by and wants to see what you're up to.

And, frankly, we already throw so much work at students, I wouldn't want to make the task of poster preparation take any more time than it already does. Because we've already upped the time expectations for everything in STEM research programs (not to be confused with what we expect from veal seeking a literal BS degree). I mean, yes, presentation matters, but so does everything else. The Broader Impact projects that NSF now expects from graduate fellowship requirements strike me as sheer cruelty to add on top of everything else in grad school.
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Post by Warren » 12 Jun 2019, 00:52

I mean. It's the science fair poster right?
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Post by Jadagul » 12 Jun 2019, 01:35

Posters are the way a lot of researchers in many fields communicate their results at conferences.

But there's usually a strong argument for doing what everyone else is doing, because everyone else is doing it, and you don't want to do something too weird.

(But sometimes doing something weird is good, because it gets attention and you want to stand out. It all depends on your goals).

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Post by thoreau » 12 Jun 2019, 14:33

It turns out that the ancients liked to write satirical fanfic. Here's a translation of a letter that someone pretended was from Gilgamesh to a lesser king, ordering him to ship him fabulous amounts of wealth and threatening to inflict harm of legendary proportions if the tribute is not received.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3642349?se ... b_contents

And apparently the letter was so popular that it was copied and distributed all over the ancient Middle East.

I find it gratifying to know that ancient office workers got bored, wrote Onion articles, and liked and shared them.
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Post by dbcooper » 15 Jun 2019, 02:39

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 15 Jun 2019, 02:44

I hope she got a gold medal for that.
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Post by Aresen » 15 Jun 2019, 16:14

I understand Poland leads the world in javelin catching.
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Post by Mo » 24 Jun 2019, 09:53

Fuck yeah. Welcome to Spike Lee elementary. Do the right thing kid. Don’t rush, you’re at Geddy Lee high.

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Post by Warren » 24 Jun 2019, 10:20

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Post by Mo » 24 Jun 2019, 12:03

The headline says everything you needs to know, "Don’t Want Your School to Be Named for a Confederate General? Find Someone Else Named Lee." Basically schools named after RE Lee are renaming themselves, but to save money are keeping Lee, but changing the Robert E. part.
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