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Given half a chance, they will put you in a choke-hold, taser you, and poop in your fridge
 
I've seen some people comment that now is the time to petition Baltimore government to get them to recognize that beating and killing people is wrong, even if the beaters and killers are in uniform, and that those human beings should be held accountable for their actions.

Petition the government for change.

I've seen a meme where there is a sign on a freezer that reads something like: "To whoever is pooping in the freezer, please stop."

You'd think that a person would know better than to poop in a freezer, but apparently not. Petitioning that person to please stop, as if the idea had not occurred to him, as if the note would suddenly turn on the Aha! light bulb in his head and he would suddenly think, "Wow, I really shouldn't poop in the freezer! This is a reasonable and eminently do-able suggestion! I didn't realize that I was doing anything unpleasant, but now that it is pointed out to me, I see that I was in the wrong and I will, from this day forward, behave myself."

If you poop in a freezer, you are a rotten bastard. Just like the folks anyone plans to petition to right the wrongs within the purview for which they are responsible.

The rotten bastards know damn well what they're doing. No one needs to point it out to them. Treating them like misguided, yet rational, well-meaning people is not the right mindset to have.

Given half a chance, they will poop in your fridge, put you in a choke-hold, and taser you. And with big grins on their faces.

That's who you're dealing with.
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Store beer in dark.
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But doesn't seeking diversity induce a bias in and of itself? By assuming people with a different skin colour or family name have some inherent difference we are in fact acting in a prejudicial manner.

The article does not state that diversity actually offers any benefits. It describes the benefits of being unbiased, and then equates that with diversity. Diversity is a very poor measure of bias (as shown by some recent little javascript web app demonstration); rather diversity is indicative of bias and it takes bias to create diversity.

Don't confuse the goat with the milk.
When it comes to bias, we as a species have a long way to go. Even when we know the importance of diversity and we’re aware of our own biases, we still
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A fascinating explanation of why the rich ate better during WWII: they weren't as fussy.

The British palate has only really developed within my lifetime. Before the 1970s, people had a fixed idea of what "real" food was. And it was basically something boiled and green, something boiled but another colour and something burnt that once had been meat.

I've known a lot of "meat and potato" men over the years and invariably they will go hungery before they eat that "weird stuff" like "spagetti and meatballs" or "ostrich alfredo".
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Very interesting. I hit the tail end of that older English food culture when I visited in 1983 (I was 12) and found English food almost inedible - though in fairness one place we had a proper, traditional meal and it wasn't bad, though not particularly memorable either, except for the fact that everything was boiled.

I was quite surprised at how much good food was available in London when I visited in 2006 - and by that point the younger locals claimed it was traditional, but at least some of that tradition came from Cornwall (pasties, also the forebears to Australasian and South African meat pies and American pot pies).

Mind you, our American food culture has never been all that great in itself - it has also improved significantly in my lifetime - but traditional English food really was quite bad.
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Too little, too late. I was out digging out emergency exits around my building today, and the snow was over my belt line in most places.

If people haven't got their cars off the streets, they aren't. Not that there is anywhere to put them either...
A sweeping on-street parking ban is in effect for all of HRM.
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It occurs to me that this sounded like a complaint... I'm not.

I'm at the point where I realize this is an extreme situation. If you don't like it, get out with a shovel and change it. If you have a neighbor in distress, get out with a shovel.
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Candy-flavoured tobacco is clearly aimed at kids

Bull s**t. 

I've been a smoker for 25 years, and recently (last 5 years) switched to a pipe in an effort to cut cost. From being a pack a day smoker, I have reduced to about a 1/5 th of a pack a day. On May 31st, I will be forced turn to the black market to obtain my tobacco (Captain Black Gold, vanilla scented) or switch back to cigarettes.

I do live in Nova Scotia, so naturally alcohol flavoured tobacco got an exception.
Candy-flavoured tobacco is clearly aimed at kids. That should be obvious to anyone not pushing their own self-interest or trying to mask another agenda — inducing young people to take up smoking. Government surveys show flavoured tobacco is popular with young people.
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Please do suggest... Cpt Black has been my balance between budget, availability, and flavour. 

"unequivocably marketed at adults"

Exactly... you see so many kids walking around with a pipe clamped between their teeth.
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This is an interesting project.

Today I started working on a small side project at work. Official repository access has been declined because the user base doesn't have a license to TFS and isn't getting one for a small side project.

I want to maintain a repository and feature/issue tracking system somewhere these users can get at it. Dropping my bug tracker in my distributed repository occured to me as a good idea. I was about to start cutting code when I though I better google it... glad I did.
Welcome to the bugs-everywhere documentation!¶. Bugs Everywhere (BE) is a bugtracker built on distributed version control. It works with Arch, Bazaar, Darcs, Git, Mercurial, and Monotone at the moment, but is easily extensible. It can also function with no VCS at all.
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Should basic literacy be a requirement of an "Analyst" position in an IT department? Should it be something that can be addressed in interviews?
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+Kevyn Winkless  Now I feel a little slow. You are absolutely correct, I can ask them to read something as long as it relates to the position.

You could disguise what you were actually doing by having them pull a scenario out of a hat, and ask them which scenario they got.

+Philip Wright Its a BA role, but I see your point. My biggest concern would be that a competent individual would take that question as a clear indicator to walk away and not look back. Also, I would be concerned about HR's response to that.
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Amount of snow on the ground in Halifax over the last 3 years.
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+Jeff McDonald just another nail.

+Tom de Lorenzo Odd that... I am sensing a strong correlation between Austin's low annual snowfall, and the high number of times I've checked System Analyst wages there (in the last month)
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The worst part for me is that I really think its a cool idea. As a commercial product, its a fun toy with a slick implementation. Unfortunately, as with every cool toy, there is a bad way it can be used...
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I am trying to find a meme that I saw once and can't find any search that turns it up. It was a picture of a dissected brain and neurons laid out on a table and said something to the effect: When I feel bad about my body, I just remind myself that my body is just a space suite for a tentacled brain monster.
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  • Capital District Health Authority
    Senior Systems Analyst, 2014 - present
  • Plaid Sheep
    Business Technology Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Barteaux Farms
    Labourer, 2011 - 2012
  • Pandell Technology
    Developer, 2008 - 2009
  • Calgary Co-op
    Business Analyst, 2007 - 2008
  • Sunergon Information Services
    2001 - 2007
  • IWK Hospital
    Clinical Applications Specialist, 2010 - 2010
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    Programmer/Analyst, 2013 - 2014
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    Web Analyst, 2013 - 2013
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"If ignorance is bliss, knowledge is the burden I choose to bear" --Jeff Cave, private conversation, 1994
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    Nursing, 1995 - 1997
  • DeVry Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2001
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