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  • Birthday 05/19/1992

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  1. Model 10A is such a cheap ass gun in BF1. Anyone can use it.
  2. It's easier and more profitable to bitch in circular arguments than it is to make it to the finish line and form a consensus. It's a cash cow for campaign donations, because it's forever in demand for figureheads to rise up and be a focal point of a non-issue and turn it into an issue. Fame, fortune and power. What more could you want?
  3. I really don't understand the 'strategy' behind this. It's one thing to act tough in the face of aggression, but North Korea didn't actually do anything except make a very common idle threat of firing a missing at Guam...
  4. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm. Source
  5. I typically like it between 2 and 3.
  6. Single fathers who take care of kids on their own usually talk in passing about these issues rather than make it a forefront of their attitude or personality at work, I've noticed. It usually has some kind of purpose behind it, being either advice or planning, but it doesn't impact the work they do until something tragic happens. My father was a prime example of this. After suffering divorce and the death of his current wife, while taking care of a son and my sister with child support (she's in college), and taking care of my grandmother whom is getting up there in age, it's been a rough ride, but he learned where it's appropriate to discuss these things and work was not one of them. Not because he didn't trust anyone there, but it's really no one else's problem but his own. The more mature women have learned to do this and only talk about these things with people they trust. I'd say younger age groups of women between 20-30, usually single or married without kids, are usually the problem majority of the issues described above in my field. I'd like to think that having kids, taking on actual home responsibilities without a family safety net (ie, not asking mom and dad for money to make ends meet) and learning when/where your personal business is appropriate to discuss are the key factors in this situation.
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6iW-8xPw3k Edit: This was my 4000th post.
  8. The Census of 2013 did a study on the ratio of males versus females in the field of Nursing. The same questions can be asked as well. Why aren't males bending over backwards to get into nursing? They're simply not interested or invested in that field. This is my personal experience only (and personal biases), but you would think after many men confirming the same things or similar, it would be somewhat true to a degree (considering the Census is only as accurate as the people who report to the Census). Women like having jobs where they feel like their higher purpose is taking care of people and clients, do better at organization tasks and multi-tasking. Women are more social than men, flat out. It makes them feel good. They like socializing with coworkers more often than their male counter-parts socialize with each other (at least in STEM, engineering and technology specifically). It is very distracting for me, as a male, when I have a female counter-part talking my ear off about home or social drama in the workplace when I'm focused on a particular assignment. That's where I believe a lot of the divide is, is that males are a single track mind and keep to themselves, where women tend to be a jack of all trades, a master of none. This gives males the view that they are not responsible or knowledgeable enough to perform the duties that their male counter-parts are assigned. I tried, so hard, with one black female coworker to train her on a lot of the duties that I do as a SysAdmin, because she expressed to me multiple times she felt like the odd one out with the majority white male peers. I tried, time and time again, to stay on track with the training, but was more often then not taken off of track because home drama was brought into the mix. She couldn't retain any of the information I had given her, she would derail the topics at hand with nothing really important to what was going on and didn't seem all that invested in what I was trying to show her. I understand everyone has their problems, but there is a time and place for it. Women bring this to work with them and everyone suffers from it. It's toxic, makes the workflow inefficient and they don't seem to have an interest in the work or material like my male counter-parts do. It's easy to say "not all women," but statistically and from the ratios of personal experience, the majority is overwhelmingly this issue in specific. This may be an entirely different situation in another country, another industry, where women's culture is different and in rare cases where women have matured and become dedicated to the field they work in, but in the United States and working in Technology and Engineering, this is a common social problem in the work place. Women are not focused on their profession, but excel in areas where organization, socializing and multi-tasking is part of their daily duties. Now, this isn't me saying the previous statement is all women are good for in STEM. It's what I see as a trend in the field as of current. They can do some self inflection and talk amongst their peers wanting to get into STEM that there are specific requirements and expectations to make work flow efficient and find an area of expertise, but as of right now it's impossible to vouch for women in Technology and Engineering if women don't even want to be invested in it like their male counter-parts. Medical seems to be a different world with different expectations. You have to have matured to get into higher areas of that industry and show you are dedicated to the work you do. It is very competitive. In Technology and Engineering, not so much. The same culture and mindset needs to be brought into Technology and Engineering. The HR quotas for hiring women out of pity rather than merit for this industry is really hurting it, it's hurting women's image from bad eggs and it needs to get worse before it gets better. Women need to mature in this field, keep up with their male counter-parts to create a competitive environment and start setting an example for future women of this field. Edit: On a side note, don't get me wrong, there are bad egg males that absolutely hate the idea of women being in this field. Some shitty company cultures are also to blame. I have a coworker just like this. He's an asshole, downplays women whenever he can and luckily he's retiring soon (honestly should be fired for some of the comments he makes), but some companies refuse to do anything about this shitty behavior. Even if it was male versus male, it's looked at as "suck it up and grow some hairs on your chest" in this industry. tl;dr version: Lack of women in STEM is also women's cultural/social problems. Males cannot be 100% the blame of this. Also an interesting Census study: Ratio of men/women working in STEM regardless of the degree they obtained at a University or College.
  9. Still a work in progress. Need to get some cable management wraps for the cables hanging around and have to move the floating shelf over to this side of the room. I tried taking some night time pictures, but my camera makes it look a lot brighter than it actually is.
  10. I don't either, but it really shows the strategic importance of Guam in PACOM. Not only Nork threats, but Chinese as well.
  11. That's a neat little powerline mod. What is that?
  12. I don't get what this is supposed to do in the long run. A user has little to no control of their password on the side of storing credentials, because you're pretty much putting all faith in the provider to hash their passwords and salt them properly. But it's also pointless to salt and hash a password that's so common that it can be broken easily by a brute force. It's really a matter of password complexity requirements, rotations and not allowing people to use stupid shit like p@$$w0rd! for a password.