What's annoying you today?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5121 Post by mockbee » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:16 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:17 am
mockbee wrote:
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Got laid off from my job today.

She sent me 15 love song videos via youtube, I express an interest in her in writting, that goes to HR, I'm canned. There's the whole story.

Again me: :dunce:

fuck. :conf:
Jesus Christ, that's fucked up. And it does sound like a set-up.

I hear stuff like this more and more these days and I think about how I used to routinely date co-workers back in the day. In fact, I eventually married one!

I think she is just dumb. I got the impression she really, really liked me, and then she got scared.
I kind of knew that she was dumb, but man could she ride a bicycle like a badass and had fucking brilliant humor...... :balls:

At least my feelings are so over regarding that shit..........

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5122 Post by Artemis » Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Even if she got scared, why go to HR? I'm assuming you didn't do or say anything appropriate to her; she could have said dating a co-worker isn't a good idea and left it at that.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5123 Post by chaos » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:24 am

I just received a jury duty notice. :neutral:


This "how not to get out of jury duty" response made me lol though:

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https://uslawfirm.org/not-get-jury-duty/

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5124 Post by mockbee » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:45 am

Well jury duty sucks.....

Yeah, I wouldn't trust a jury of my peers to make an unbiased/informed decision to save my life....

...but I would entrust a privately contracted or government run system without "public" oversight even less.

Mental note for myself, never get in trouble with the law. Also, people are depending us to be good citizens....a lot of people, both victims and accused, are in trouble and need our help.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5125 Post by clickie » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:08 pm

That's the one good thing convicted felons have going for them, they don't have to serve on jury duty.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5126 Post by Artemis » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:07 pm

This is a general annoyance...when people say "feel" instead of "think".

"I feel like we could play better if we practised more" instead of "I think we could play better if we practised more."

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5127 Post by Hype » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am

Artemis wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:07 pm
This is a general annoyance...when people say "feel" instead of "think".

"I feel like we could play better if we practised more" instead of "I think we could play better if we practised more."
The worst is when they write that in their essays about what philosophers think/argue! "Descartes feels that..." uh... no, that's.. ah forget it. C-.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5128 Post by mockbee » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:12 am

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uh... no, that's.. ah forget it. C-.
Is that the lowest grade you are allowed to give?

Does administration explicitly tell you how many students are allowed to fail, or is more of an understood thing, other pressures hold more sway to pass the vast majority of students?
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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5129 Post by SR » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:14 am

Hyperinflation

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5130 Post by chaos » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:27 am

Hype wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am
Artemis wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:07 pm
This is a general annoyance...when people say "feel" instead of "think".

"I feel like we could play better if we practised more" instead of "I think we could play better if we practised more."
The worst is when they write that in their essays about what philosophers think/argue! "Descartes feels that..." uh... no, that's.. ah forget it. C-.
:lol:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5131 Post by Hype » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 pm

mockbee wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:12 am
Hype wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am

uh... no, that's.. ah forget it. C-.
Is that the lowest grade you are allowed to give?

Does administration explicitly tell you how many students are allowed to fail, or is more of an understood thing, other pressures hold more sway to pass the vast majority of students?
:noclue:
There are departmental norms about grading curves that are broadly expected to be maintained unless extraordinary justification is provided. And in my experience, given normal-sized classes, especially in the first two or three years, students generally fit the bell-curve pretty accurately.

For argumentative essays, generally a failing grade is reserved for an assignment that is incomplete, completely off base, plagiarized, or otherwise just completely fails to do anything the assignment required, or fails to do any of it passably well.

I'd say that generally a C- (equivalent to an American B- in some places) is a signal that you technically did the assignment roughly as required, but you made some pretty bad mistakes, had some profound confusions, and/or didn't do anything exceptionally well.

I tend to think of it this way:

A = Exceptional, like, top 2-5% of the class, at the upper levels, potentially publishable. (Generally one or two A+s out of 30-100 students is about the most I tend to see.)
B = Good, better than most, and not really missing anything specific, just not stellar.
C = Satisfactory. You did the assignment as required to do it, but you didn't show a clear grasp of everything you dealt with, and/or you can't write very well.
D = You should probably think about dropping this course because you don't get what you're supposed to be doing, but you clearly tried.
F = ... gtfo with this garbage.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5132 Post by mockbee » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:03 pm

Hype wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 pm




There are departmental norms about grading curves that are broadly expected to be maintained unless extraordinary justification is provided. And in my experience, given normal-sized classes, especially in the first two or three years, students generally fit the bell-curve pretty accurately.

For argumentative essays, generally a failing grade is reserved for an assignment that is incomplete, completely off base, plagiarized, or otherwise just completely fails to do anything the assignment required, or fails to do any of it passably well.
Has that always been the opinion of yours? (that your established norms for pass/fail aligns with Admin expectations)
Or have you adopted that opinion?

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5133 Post by Hype » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:14 pm

mockbee wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Has that always been the opinion of yours? (that your established norms for pass/fail aligns with Admin expectations)
Or have you adopted that opinion?
To be clearer: universities have their specific grading systems/keys, which instructors are expected to apply. See, e.g., https://infoforfaculty.fas.harvard.edu/ ... ing-system

There are departmental expectations about numbers and things like that that are sometimes spelled out explicitly and sometimes just subtly implied. You feel that stuff out as you go. It can depend on the level of the course, the number of students, the subject, and the school.

Any instructor will have rough rubrics in their head both in general and for specific assignments, and often we’ll construct assignment-specific rubrics to make the expectations clearer and more definite. But in my experience, essays, and academic writing more generally, ought to resist being made too definite. There’s a lot of room to account for things like assignment-over-assignment improvement for a given student, or to account for the fact that two very different papers can both be exceptional.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5134 Post by intertwoven » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:36 pm

This might be TMI, but all day my sphincter has been sporadically buzzing like I'm sitting on a phone on vibrate. Should I get that checked out? It's annoying.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5135 Post by mockbee » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:45 pm

your avatar makes sense now.






No, serious, might be IBS, hope you feel better.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5136 Post by mockbee » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:03 am

HRC

jesus christ.
completely tone deaf.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/us/ ... nders.html



I need to check with Hype about my bet............... :hehe: :wink:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5137 Post by mockbee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:57 pm

Okay, I don't know why this is pissing me off so much. But I decided to get in the "waiting list" line for the Cruel World fest and now they will charge you $289 per tickets for the GA if one happens to become available. I got out of line.

https://lyte.com/cruelworld/Cruel-World ... et_prices/

I had $155 ticket in my hand a couple days ago, and decided to pass.

What is it about when something is available you don't want it, but when it's gone it's unacceptable..... :crazy:


:jasper: :jasper: :jasper:

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5138 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 pm

mockbee wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Okay, I don't know why this is pissing me off so much. But I decided to get in the "waiting list" line for the Cruel World fest and now they will charge you $289 per tickets for the GA if one happens to become available. I got out of line.

https://lyte.com/cruelworld/Cruel-World ... et_prices/

I had $155 ticket in my hand a couple days ago, and decided to pass.

What is it about when something is available you don't want it, but when it's gone it's unacceptable..... :crazy:


:jasper: :jasper: :jasper:
It's the latest thing in legalized ticket scalping - it's called "Dynamic Pricing." Basically, a percentage of tickets for an event are held back after the original on sale date, usually the best seats/locations and the prices go up and down daily or even hourly depending on immediate interest - say a band releases their new album or they get some media attention well after tickets for the show have been on sale for a while. The seller, say Ticketmaster, bleeds out some seats on a weekly basis to best take advantage of this practice. It's a risky method to maximize profit as there's always the chance a show or band could prove to be not as popular as the final weeks before a show may demonstrate resulting in prime tickets going for original or even less than "face value" as the last few days close in before the show date.

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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5139 Post by mockbee » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:00 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 pm
mockbee wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Okay, I don't know why this is pissing me off so much. But I decided to get in the "waiting list" line for the Cruel World fest and now they will charge you $289 per tickets for the GA if one happens to become available. I got out of line.

https://lyte.com/cruelworld/Cruel-World ... et_prices/

I had $155 ticket in my hand a couple days ago, and decided to pass.

What is it about when something is available you don't want it, but when it's gone it's unacceptable..... :crazy:


:jasper: :jasper: :jasper:
It's the latest thing in legalized ticket scalping - it's called "Dynamic Pricing." Basically, a percentage of tickets for an event are held back after the original on sale date, usually the best seats/locations and the prices go up and down daily or even hourly depending on immediate interest - say a band releases their new album or they get some media attention well after tickets for the show have been on sale for a while. The seller, say Ticketmaster, bleeds out some seats on a weekly basis to best take advantage of this practice. It's a risky method to maximize profit as there's always the chance a show or band could prove to be not as popular as the final weeks before a show may demonstrate resulting in prime tickets going for original or even less than "face value" as the last few days close in before the show date.
Yeah I figured, what a bunch of crap.
Guess I'll just wait till a week out and hope for the best. Except plane tx wont be cheap.
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Re: What's annoying you today?

#5140 Post by mockbee » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:02 pm

wcheap.wcheap

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