I don’t like movies, miniseries, shows, novels, etc. that fictionalize real people and real events for many reasons. However, all these reasons have a common element: there will be inaccuracies. Those inaccuracies will cause problems. They need not be malicious. Often characters are composites of several real people…
Nothing went up, so I am putting out an evening post.
Hey Balkers. Nobody posted a morning thread. How is the Battle of Puebla day (aka Cinco de Mayo)?
Tuesday is, of course, names for Tiw or Tyr, the Germanic god of war and justice and letting a wolf bite you. It is a foggy day on the gulf, like most days. Which is better than being baked by the morning sun but people who drive to work may beg to differ. How are y’all?
Morning thread did not go up, so I decided to post. Got so much to do today and my work computer is updating. >:(
What is the caption on this image?
A brief summary of all the post-doc emails I get at my job with unspoken subtext spelled out...
I finally got cleared to start work and am starting tomorrow.
Okay, it is happening. Yay!
This is in response to... a lot of stuff I have seen.
TL;DR: men can get away with and benefit from being less agreeable. Women who are not agreeable get screwed over.
Spacer image. TW: rape threats
In Burlington, Vermont there was a direct election. The election did not use electors: candidates were directly elected. Who wins? Why, the person who got less votes than the plurality candidate and was less popular head to head than other candidates. How does this happen?
This is the kind of nerdy thing I spend time reading about.
This is the best Twitter thread I have read in a long time.
I am not easy to phase with misbehavior by law enforcement. My normal reaction is “yep, doesn’t surprise me.” The author warned that no matter how messed up you think this story will be, it is worse. He was right.
There is a lack of proper snack food at my parent’s place. However, if I got more I would not finish it before I leave. It cannot aggravate allergies and my father should be able to snack, too. So... I need snacks that are non-dairy, no wheat, corn or rice and someone with the use of only one hand can easily eat. They…
There is a fundamental problem in talking with an expert. They know a lot more than you do, even if they are incorrect. However, sometimes they are correct even if they seem very wrong because you need a deeper level of knowledge to understand why something is correct or incorrect. It makes communication much more…