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    [–] What company has lost their way? DiscursiveMind 9 points ago in AskReddit

    Fun fact, back when Twitter first launched, there was an app called Twinkle that let you see tweets by proximity, so you basically got to see "local" twitter based off your location. It even lead to "tweetups" where you got a chance to meet folks you had been chatting with over twitter. Ah, 2009 Twitter, you were such a different beast back then.

    [–] Greg Gianforte “seriously considering” running for Montana governor DiscursiveMind 10 points ago in VoteBlue

    I’m wary about Williams, she wasn’t able to unseat Gianforte in a wave election (2018), and Gianforte is damaged goods (not particularly loved within the MT GOP, plus his audition tape for the WWE). I think she is a great candidate, but she was outspent by outside groups ($8.6 million pro-GOP to the $2.8 million pro-Dem). I really want Bullock to stop flirting with a Presidential run and just go after Daines in the Senate.

    [–] What is the highest quality (bitrate wise) way to watch Game of Thrones new episodes? DiscursiveMind 10 points ago in cordcutters

    Not that I would broach the subject with your wife, but at least the show will have an ending. Over the past two years I’ve come to accept that Winds of Winter will be the last A Song of Ice and Fire book we are likely to see, and that is a big if it even gets finished. I love GRRM, but old, fat, and slow is not an ideal combination.

    [–] Happy Friday, /r/gradschool! Tell us something GOOD that happened this week! DiscursiveMind 5 points ago in GradSchool

    Huzah! Congrats! I just sent in my first round, hopefully most revisions will be accepted, I only have till Wednesday to submit.

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 2 points ago in GradSchool

    The time it took is just like your GPA, once you graduate, nobody asks about it. 🤷‍♂️

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 2 points ago in GradSchool

    Thankfully, my committee included no Vogons, so I successfully avoided any of them deciding to wax poetic.

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 2 points ago in GradSchool

    Thank you! It felt apropos, I mean we all are stumbling along in our respective academic universes, trying to find the answer to our own ultimate questions.

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 3 points ago in GradSchool

    Kudos to sticking to it! My biggest challenge was the loss of my stipend and trying to find the right balance of finding work vs hunkering down to finish. It took awhile, but I found enough remote work to give me the breathing room to finally wrap thing up,

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 8 points ago in GradSchool

    In about a week, I will say "submitted" and we will leave it at that!

    [–] So long asterisk, and thanks for all the fish! DiscursiveMind 6 points ago in GradSchool

    No, asterisk as in the designation for degree enrollment as part of the subreddit flair here in /r/gradschool.

    Asterisk - currently enrolled

    No asterisk - degree completed

    [–] Happy Friday, /r/gradschool! Tell us something GOOD that happened this week! DiscursiveMind 2 points ago in GradSchool

    You are a good person for posting these and following up even though you are out of grad school and have a full time job to contend with. Just thought you should know ;)

    [–] Happy Friday, /r/gradschool! Tell us something GOOD that happened this week! DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in GradSchool

    Defending in 11 days, just pre-viewed the slides for one of my aims at a conference on Wednesday, and it went very well, actually got a media attendee who wanted to talk to me about it.

    The fact it went well was a major relief, if it had gone poorly, my stress level would have skyrocketed.

    [–] Conference Tips? (e.g. presentations, networking, etc.) DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in GradSchool

    Plan which talks look interesting, and try and find the speaker afterwords, either at a coffee break, during social events, or during the poster sessions. Introduce yourself and comment on their talk, that's always a super easy ice breaker.

    Poster sessions also great because people aren't in a rush to be anywhere, either they are situated next to their poster, or are milling around. Coffee breaks can be tougher because you usually only have 30 minutes and that includes waiting in line for coffee/tea or food.

    [–] GOP congressman quotes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to slam Trump’s adversaries as liars DiscursiveMind 9 points ago in politics

    Yep, one extremely active Jewish billionaire makes up for a whole lot of Democrat Jews. At this point, I think it is pretty safe to say every Israel policy Trump takes gets Adleson’s blessing first. The US embassy move was his number one ask.

    [–] Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in 19 hours, what are your theories on what’s happening in the White House right now? DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in AskReddit

    His team has time to prepare for this. Now when Fred pulls off the monster’s mask, it is Mueller, and Scooby says “Ree Raggy, No collusion!”

    [–] Megathread: Mueller files final report with Attorney General DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in politics

    Back in 2017, a special council was established to investigate Russian meddling with the 2016 election, Robert Mueller was appointed to lead it. The last special council to get this much limelight was Ken Star when his special council investigated Clinton for the Lewinski scandal. Mueller was the former head of the FBI, appointed by George W Bush, and asked to stay on by Obama. So he was viewed as a no nonsense, straight shooter, and was supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

    The report turned in today is the summary of Mueller’s finding. Since it’s launch, it has become hyper partisan, with Trump’s supporters calling it a witch hunt, and many democrats have pinned their hopes on it being the lynch pin to bring down Trump’s presidency. Both views are hyperbolic, as Mueller kept a super tight ship that did not leak news of what it had uncovered. What is most likely to happen is somewhere in the middle, where it probably isn’t going to direct indict Trump, but it is probably going to clear his name either. However, 34 people, and three companies have already had charges brought against them so far, the the council has brought in tens of millions in fines already. To sum it up, we are on the precipice of some major events over the next few weeks.

    [–] Megathread: Mueller files final report with Attorney General DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in politics

    This is probably the best spot to start from. They need a video of Trump holding a newspaper with the date visible up to a camera while signing a giant novelty contract with Putin that says “sign here to collude”, and that will only sway a fraction of his base. This report will be for future historians, we are in still in the middle of trench warfare with both sides fighting for the middle.

    [–] BSN interested in Clinical Informatics DiscursiveMind 1 points ago in healthIT

    Same to you!

    If you do get in, I highly recommend submitting for the student volunteer program. If you get selected, they will waive your registration fee in place for manning the door (attendance counts) at several of the sessions. It really takes the bite out of the travel cost. I would have applied for the volunteering opportunity for the Informatics Summit if I hadn't already booked my flight before the announced it, oh well.

    [–] What's up with Donald Trump suddenly getting mad at John McCain again and bashing him on Twitter? DiscursiveMind 21 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    Yep there isn't a definitive answer why, nobody has a clue on that front, but there are plenty of theories.

    One train of thought that Trump is providing a sideshow with the McCain and Conway rants to distract from a few major world events that reflect poorly on his administration: his lackluster response to the New Zealand shooting, and failing to condemn white nationalism again, and the FAA's delay in grounding the 737 Max 8 compared to the rest of the world. Both of those stories have been sidelined because of the McCain/Conway twitter tirades.

    Another theory is that there are signs Mueller report is close to wrapping up. Meaning his report may be turned in soon, and another round of indictments could follow, and the extra stress of what that may be causing him to lash out.