1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Aside from the supervisor, the comments about your co-workers remind me of youth in general. Full of enthusiasm and assuming they know it all. I've been there myself.

    Thing is, a lot of young people come out of university or college these days wanting to be supervisors as soon as they come out and that's the expectation of a lot of them.

    I blame the parents and the education system more for the attitudes than the kids themselves. Society has done a lot to make a mess of the young.
    The supervisor's an ***. Duly noted.

    My issue is that it's not just the schools though. I get that respect is defined differently in some social circles, but you cannot bring the same attitude on how to illicit respect from your friends to larger institutions.

    An example: one of my former professors at my current MSW program was the student advisor. He used to tell me how students would address him in emails like he was their friend and they were kicking it on the porch drinking beers. Even when he used to reply in the professional manner, some didn't get the hint.

    Working with young people daily, I see "youthful exuberance" constantly. But some of it is just an untrained ear of how to listen and appropriately express themselves to people who aren't of their ilk or worldview. I was telling the GF two nights ago I was glad to grow up when I did as it is tougher to do so now.

    Still, not enough people own their own **** these days and are too busy trying to pass the buck.

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    04-06-2016 10:47 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Not yet. It's on the list but it doesn't overly interest me that much at the moment. I'm more keen on Austria or some of the east EU countries.
    Cool. I want to go to Europe one of these days. Probably will do the UK and France and Spain thing. Heard Cape Verdes isn't bad but got to do some research there...

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    04-06-2016 10:49 AM
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    You know, this must be said since I'm in a non PC mood:

    Having been a regular on this particular thread for over 85% of its existence, I miss the days when we had more balanced, intellectually stimulating conversation.

    Now this feels like I'm in a kiddie line with my nephew waiting for him to get a turn at the bounceabout and there's no movement in the line because there's some 35 y.o. who lives with his parents is in the bounceabout and kicking the kids out because he needs "more space to flop around".

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    I lol'd!
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    04-06-2016 10:54 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'd like the record to show that I didn't read any of those lengthy posts where everyone was debating over the platforms and all over the last 3-4 pages... not a single word.

    I'll just be over here in the corner with my iPhone 6S Plus and my Windows 10 gaming PC having a good ole time!
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    04-06-2016 10:58 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    *plays power chord really loud*

    ^^^Happyness!
    04-06-2016 10:59 AM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians!
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    04-06-2016 11:56 AM
  7. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Just scored another sale over on the auto forums. Sold a set of 300M Special side mirrors that have been collecting dust in my garage for the last 2-3 years... Cha Ching!
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    04-06-2016 11:58 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I lol'd!
    Glad you had a laugh. The GF always gives me that "you're so sarcastic" look...she laughs at the lines she likes and gives me the death stare at the ones she doesn't...

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    04-06-2016 12:16 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians!
    I'll do you one better:

    "Too few chiefs, too few Indians, and too many Indians acting like chiefs."

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    04-06-2016 12:26 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'd like the record to show that I didn't read any of those lengthy posts where everyone was debating over the platforms and all over the last 3-4 pages... not a single word.

    I'll just be over here in the corner with my iPhone 6S Plus and my Windows 10 gaming PC having a good ole time!
    Well, I could summarize for you, but because I'm in a "no bull****" mood today, my summary could be misinterpreted as an attempt to rehash those few pages...

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    04-06-2016 12:35 PM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    This has been old patients week so far at work for me. Had a very good combo with a 23 y.o. mom whom I've worked with in the past some who has been coming to the office for care for 10(!) years. We were cracking up because I've been here for 9 years and we always run into each other periodically. She told me she told the PA who saw her today "I know where his office is, I can go and you don't have to walk me over."

    I'm fortunate enough to have a few regulars like that who like me well enough that I get to see them often enough and we have solid running conversations about life...especially when they're actually interested and vested in listening. I know it is about earning trust, so consistency is key...but you've also got to acknowledge when people are making strides and give them positive affirmations.

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    04-06-2016 12:41 PM
  12. Rose640's Avatar
    All in all, I'm satisfied with the tech I have. I know the regulars have heard me say this before,but there's nothing compelling to reach into my wallet to buy so far. As much as I like the G5, I'm not selling my recently bought G4 for it.

    But the year is young and I'm looking forward to the announcements. Hope HTC pulls a rabbit out of its hat next week.

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    If the leaks are true, it would be the nicest phone on the market, at least for me. As far as I've seen, the design is simply beautiful, and benchmarks are showing it to be even stronger than S7. But those are just leaks, we have yet to see it.
    04-06-2016 12:44 PM
  13. Rose640's Avatar
    So in my gaming ventures, I just realized last night that I can get the Unreal 4 engine and Unreal Tournament Pre Alpha all for free.

    Being a former map maker/level designer, this new U4 stuff is really interesting (though what I'm really waiting for is the "Snap-map" editor for the new Doom!) I've made maps for the old school Doom, Hexen, Quake (I, II, and III) as well as the Source engine games: Half Life, Counter Strike, HL2 deathmatch etc with the "Hammer" editor.

    *sigh*

    My free time is always dwindling away...
    U4 cost as much as you want to pay, am I right? Or is that Cry Engine? One of the two is for sure, lol.

    I'm making CS maps from time to time, that is I'm attempting to do it with the Hammer editor. Never had the will to finish any of them. Even if I wanted to do it now it's all stuck on my old PC's hard drive, along with ~50 worth of steam keys.
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    04-06-2016 01:05 PM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    One of the conversations here started the way I don't like to start my conversations - One guy who thinks he knows it all and will never back down no matter how good arguments his 'opponent' makes, and on the other side a whole bunch of people stuck in stupid wrangle with no way out. That's why I didn't join.
    04-06-2016 01:14 PM
  15. Rose640's Avatar
    Not yet. It's on the list but it doesn't overly interest me that much at the moment. I'm more keen on Austria or some of the east EU countries.
    I'd recommend going to Prague, or Budapest, or both.
    04-06-2016 01:16 PM
  16. Rose640's Avatar
    I'd like the record to show that I didn't read any of those lengthy posts where everyone was debating over the platforms and all over the last 3-4 pages... not a single word.

    I'll just be over here in the corner with my iPhone 6S Plus and my Windows 10 gaming PC having a good ole time!
    I just skipped the whole page.
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    04-06-2016 01:20 PM
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    If the leaks are true, it would be the nicest phone on the market, at least for me. As far as I've seen, the design is simply beautiful, and benchmarks are showing it to be even stronger than S7. But those are just leaks, we have yet to see it.
    HTC has made good looking phones for YEARS. Nobody questions their chops there. What they need is to improve the weakness such as CAMERA, PRICE, MARKETING. I'd love them to offer Qi out the box on a metal phone since Qualcomm says either the 820 (I think) or newer will offer wireless charging through metal chassis. I'm not sure because I cannot remember the article where this year I had seen that Qualcomm had announced they had a solution that allowed this. If HTC has this in the M10, that's a nice move.

    We'll see what they do. I want them to do well so they can push others too.

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    I'd recommend going to Prague, or Budapest, or both.
    Heard those were two nice spots to visit also.

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    Hey AZ, are you going to upgrade your Huawei B2 for the new B3?

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    04-06-2016 01:42 PM
  20. Rose640's Avatar
    HTC has made good looking phones for YEARS. Nobody questions their chops there. What they need is to improve the weakness such as CAMERA, PRICE, MARKETING. I'd love them to offer Qi out the box on a metal phone since Qualcomm says either the 820 (I think) or newer will offer wireless charging through metal chassis. I'm not sure because I cannot remember the article where this year I had seen that Qualcomm had announced they had a solution that allowed this. If HTC has this in the M10, that's a nice move.

    We'll see what they do. I want them to do well so they can push others too.

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    Well prices here are always astronomical, that's no surprise to me. But the camera really is atrocious on these things. I mean, they have nice cameras, but can't compare to Samsung's or LG's, not even in their wildest dreams.
    04-06-2016 01:50 PM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    Heard those were two nice spots to visit also.

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    We had a choice to go to Verona, Italy (and nearby places), Central Europe which would include visiting cities like Prague, Budapest, Vienna and similar, or Spain (somewhere near Barcelona, i can't remember where exactly, but this one would include going to Verona, Venice, and also on our way back we'd go to Monaco and Monte Carlo).

    We picked Spain. It's also the most expensive one, but hey, you only get one prom trip.
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    04-06-2016 01:57 PM
  22. Ed Boland's Avatar
    U4 cost as much as you want to pay, am I right? Or is that Cry Engine? One of the two is for sure, lol.

    I'm making CS maps from time to time, that is I'm attempting to do it with the Hammer editor. Never had the will to finish any of them. Even if I wanted to do it now it's all stuck on my old PC's hard drive, along with ~50€ worth of steam keys.
    Yeah, I think there's a thing where you can donate to the development.. but...

    I've done a few maps with Hammer. It's a fantastic editor!
    04-06-2016 01:58 PM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm very tempted to hang this up at work...

    https://plus.google.com/101660664727...ts/VmEVaXFamXN

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    04-06-2016 02:06 PM
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    The new tyres on the car are great. The ride is so much smoother. Now just need to fix the last little bits on the car and it will be good. :)

    Got new tires on my car yesterday and they are awesome! Such a huge difference in ride quality
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    04-06-2016 02:36 PM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Not yet. It's on the list but it doesn't overly interest me that much at the moment. I'm more keen on Austria or some of the east EU countries.

    I recommend Poland - Krakow, Wroclaw and Czech Republic. Also Croatia would be high on my list. I hear good things about Budapest as well.
    04-06-2016 02:38 PM
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