OT Thread, NOT Obsequious 2

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Post #6101 by jester » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:46 pm

CantSeeColors wrote:JUst finished watching Jessica jones. Daredevil was even better?


I never finished Daredevil, but the fighting was SIGNIFICANTLY better in Daredevil (largely because she sucked at doing the stunt work). That being said, Jessica Jones has a depth to it with the psychological trauma, etc. side that gives it a bit more heft than most of the Marvel universe can muster.
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Post #6102 by GoneFullHextall » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:01 pm

the drunk part of the story was a bit much at times, but not to the point where it came close to turning me off from JJ.
The tie in with Luke Cage was very well done. probably liked the JJ villain more than any of the others in the 4 series.
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Post #6103 by jester » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 pm

GoneFullHextall wrote:the drunk part of the story was a bit much at times, but not to the point where it came close to turning me off from JJ.
The tie in with Luke Cage was very well done. probably liked the JJ villain more than any of the others in the 4 series.


May have overdone it slightly, but at the same time ... it's a show about PTSD that just so happens to be a marvel show. And, yeah, the villain was phenomenal (good actor helps).
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Post #6104 by MP » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm

Any of you fine chaps interested in joining the Broads Keeper league? We're short one GM...
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Post #6105 by DeadPhish » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:30 pm

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Post #6106 by GoneFullHextall » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:27 am

is that a different league than the one I won last year or a different one?
I lost track of who is and who isn't in that league that is here.
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Post #6107 by vonbonds » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:13 am

GoneFullHextall wrote:is that a different league than the one I won last year or a different one?
I lost track of who is and who isn't in that league that is here.

You won the league where I traded my 7th round pick to Vloo for nothing because I was too busy with work :pacman:
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Post #6108 by CantSeeColors » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:21 pm

vonbonds wrote:
GoneFullHextall wrote:is that a different league than the one I won last year or a different one?
I lost track of who is and who isn't in that league that is here.

You won the league where I traded my 7th round pick to Vloo for nothing because I was too busy with work :pacman:

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Post #6109 by jester » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:12 pm

Friendly advice to all you parents or soon to be parents that will one day send off your child to college. Try to develop basic problem solving techniques. For example, if you do not know where a professor's office is, shoot him an email ... he will probably respond!
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Post #6110 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:16 pm

What alternative strategy did the kid adopt?
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Post #6111 by jester » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:21 pm

Kilgore Trout wrote:What alternative strategy did the kid adopt?


Wander around campus 40+ minutes before sending me an email, and then showing up at my door 20 or so minutes later ...

He's trying to re-take a midterm exam that he missed, and never responded to my original email about scheduling him to take the exam.

Related sidenote: I've had more office hours visitors from this class halfway through the semester than in all previous courses I've taught combined. This is only notable because I generally find office hours to be a total waste of time in the email era.
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Post #6112 by Hovercraft » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:32 pm

Some Profs I work with will only answer student emails in their office hours too, so that students don't expect a response 24/7 when they are cramming last minute stuff.
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Post #6113 by dbr » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Most profs I had in college wouldn’t offer the option to reschedule a midterm or final. That student should have emailed you back and considered them self lucky.
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Post #6114 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:41 pm

None of my professors would have, short of a death of a sibling or parent. And I think there were a handful that wouldn't have bought off on that either.
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Post #6115 by Kilgore Trout » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:54 pm

I feel like office hours is generally pretty useless and really just a time for try hards to waste the professor's time proving how much they care.

Hovercraft wrote:Some Profs I work with will only answer student emails in their office hours too, so that students don't expect a response 24/7 when they are cramming last minute stuff.


This isn't always a deliberate strategy. For example, my father in law is a professor and, until about a year or two ago, he did not know how to check his email from his home computer and did not have a smart phone. So, he only answered emails during work hours, and intermittently on the weekends if he drove to the school to check email.
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Post #6116 by jester » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm

I actually think office hours are a big help *if the students that would benefit would actually take advantage*. That being said, it's just as easy to schedule a meeting as opposed to sitting in the office. Most students are either too shy or just don't give a shit, though.
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Post #6117 by dbr » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:55 pm

If a student does come to your office hours and demonstrates he/she cares does that change your opinion of them as students?
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Post #6118 by jester » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:25 pm

dbr wrote:If a student does come to your office hours and demonstrates he/she cares does that change your opinion of them as students?


Change opinion? No, because I try not to be too cynical towards them ... and, really, most "bad" grades stem from lack of effort as opposed to intelligence. For example, one of the courses I'm teaching ... literally no one is doing the reading, and they're all fucking their grade with participation.

That being said, coming to office hours, "making me know who you are" after class, etc. are all smart strategies to help you out in the end. In so far as it humanizes you, it helps you get maybe that little grade boost if you're on the edge. Of course, I have a grad student grading one of my courses ... so those kids are fucked.
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Post #6119 by jester » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:37 am

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Post #6120 by Rogers Pancreas » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:43 pm

George Clooney was in Return of the Killer Tomatoes... and he's never been better.
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Post #6121 by DeadPhish » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:49 pm

Congrats (again) JL!!!!
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Post #6122 by jester » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:39 pm

DeadPhish wrote:Congrats (again) JL!!!!


What happened?
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Post #6123 by Sweet Dee » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 am

#2!

Congrats JL :)
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Post #6124 by JLHockeyKnight » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:37 pm

Thanks guys! Sorry, I announced it on Facebook Saturday evening, both my wife and I have been sick so it's been a rough 48 hours, hadn't had a chance to say it here.

Anywho, my wife is pregnant. Baby #2 on the way in May 2018.
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Post #6125 by jester » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:02 pm

JLHockeyKnight wrote:Thanks guys! Sorry, I announced it on Facebook Saturday evening, both my wife and I have been sick so it's been a rough 48 hours, hadn't had a chance to say it here.

Anywho, my wife is pregnant. Baby #2 on the way in May 2018.


Congrats! Degree of difficulty goes up substantially, early warning.
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Post #6126 by chaosof99 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 am

Congrats!
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Post #6127 by GoneFullHextall » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:18 pm

congrats JL!
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Post #6128 by JLHockeyKnight » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks folks. Yeah I'm expecting the difficulty. I've seen my buddy have 3 and another has 2 and they've managed to survive thus far.
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Post #6129 by Kilgore Trout » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:49 pm

One is very difficult.

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