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#51 2015-11-06 14:10:48

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Re: What's your day job?

Just finished two hours of teaching at Uni ... Now, to do few things in lab ... and talk to my phd student ...


Postpone all your duties; if you die, you won't have to do them ..

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#52 2015-11-06 14:53:57

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Re: What's your day job?

@ g33zr, my wife's moved beyond simple lists and employs her telekinetic power to burn the next chore into my prefrontal cortex. If I'm unfortunate enough to ignore her bidding and the searing pain behind my eyes, I get the look.

If you've been married longer than the typical honeymoon, you know the look.   tongue


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That's why they call it the present"

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#53 2015-11-06 17:30:06

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Re: What's your day job?

@ Panda: Oh, yeah, THE LOOK! I know it all too well...and it isn't exactly "the look of love" either....  roll

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#54 2015-11-06 18:09:39

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Re: What's your day job?

Promo producer is my day job (video-audio editing, some camera work (I do all my stunts tongue), scripting, some directing ..., slight 3d ...),

1st unix/linux contact: Probably running eggdrop on remote shell account or was it irix machine (That used to run Autodesk (former dicreet) smoke*). I do remember installing Debian on amiga 4000 back then as well.

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#55 2015-11-06 18:56:34

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Re: What's your day job?

pa$$word wrote:

I like the way you managed to get in "Windows", "'95", "Office", "Excel", "Outlook".

i swear to $DEITY, i never even noticed! wow.
now i'm sorely tempted to tell the old windows 95 joke we've been telling each other back then, but it's kinda obvious and many probably know it anyway and i think i've told it before...


You're in Finland, aren't you? I thought working in a kindergarten was a cushy job there and a viable career choice.

yes i am, but you are going to have to explain that, i'm not sure what you mean?

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#56 2015-11-06 20:09:58

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Re: What's your day job?

Cushy means comfortable and well paying in this case, I'm guessing. It usually means easy.

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#57 2015-11-06 20:17:11

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Re: What's your day job?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

I do remember installing Debian on amiga 4000 back then as well.

I really wanted to run C= UNIX on my upgraded A2000, but I had to settle for Minix back then. It's too bad that even Debian has dropped m68k it as a main arch.

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#58 2015-11-07 06:33:56

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Well it was more about pay than being easy.

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#59 2015-11-07 07:29:11

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pa$$word wrote:

Well it was more about pay than being easy.

if this was aimed at me, absolutely not.
cushy, yes, in that the chances to get a paid job once you have a suitable vocational training are very high.
the payment itself is very low compared to e.g. german kindergarteners.

there seems to be some kind of myth about how finland is an eldorado of well-paid jobs - that maybe held true 10 years ago, and only for the IT sector.

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#60 2015-11-07 08:13:43

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Re: What's your day job?

Easy, cushy job in day care? In your dreams. Hats off to  kindergarteners. Though kids who spend their days in language immersion daycare are selected in terms of social background, they are still very, very young, and can be both very delicate and very savage.

I teach physics, chemistry and mathematics, plus occasionally IT, to kids who are big enough to blow their own nose (I mean literally, not figuratively).

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#61 2015-11-07 09:35:35

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nore wrote:

to kids who are big enough to blow their own nose (I mean literally, not figuratively).

yep.
it has to be learned, and surprisingly many (in our kindergarten) aren't able to.
http://wisequacks.org/wp2/wp-content/up … se-pic.jpg

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#62 2015-11-07 14:27:03

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Re: What's your day job?

ohnonot wrote:

there seems to be some kind of myth about how finland is an eldorado of well-paid jobs - that maybe held true 10 years ago, and only for the IT sector.

But you guys still drive rally cars to work, right? Hard left 30 degrees followed by easy right over crest with mild camber, ohnonotinen.

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#63 2015-11-07 16:21:25

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Re: What's your day job?

i live in the city, which is basically just like cities everywhere, but finns are more peaceful drivers, and very safety conscious, to the point of being nerve-wreckingly annoying to someone who's not born in the country.

here in the capital region the bus drivers are the real menace of the roads; the 13km from my home to helsinki city take 20min even under non-optimal conditions.

in the countryside, things are different.
there's a high percentage of gravel roads in summer, and most roads are basically ice in winter.
which i think is the real root of the finnish rally driver myth, because people know how to use them.

btw, if finland breeds rally drivers, norway should breed F1 drivers. never seen a people drive so crazy fast on such narrow & curvy roads. kinda makes sense when you look at the geography & the road network.

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#64 2015-11-07 18:27:01

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Re: What's your day job?

<OffTopic>

glittersloth wrote:

But you guys still drive rally cars to work

ohnonot wrote:

in the countryside, things are different.

In the morning, I go outside, put on my skis and lasso a bypassing moose.
</OffTopic>

It's actually not very surprising to see such a variety in walks of life amongst Linux enthusiasts. It matches variation in ways we are using it.

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#65 2015-11-07 18:42:53

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@ohnonot, I wish you had posted a warning with that jpeg!

What was that Top Gear episode about how everyone in a Scandinavian country was essentially trained as a rally car driver from their teens, was that Sweden? No, it was Finland...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bmqdnx5R1U

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#66 2015-11-07 18:48:31

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#67 2015-11-07 18:48:39

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Re: What's your day job?

Comedy, amazing camera work, fast cars driven recklessly, Boards of Canada in the soundtrack... best flipping TV show ever.

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#68 2015-11-07 21:55:14

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Re: What's your day job?

Dobbie03 wrote:

swear to god, everyday (at least this time of the year) reality in my job.
gives me the willies (and an almost phobic compulsion to use hand desinfectant after i help them get clean) but also the giggles, every time.
anyhow, this was just a random online pic.
the other day, you should have seen those 2 green sticks descending vertically from the nostrils down to the chin.
and such a happy smile on her face!
gotta love how uninhibited kids are.

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#69 2015-11-07 23:02:11

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Re: What's your day job?

Dobbie03 wrote:

It made me throw up in my mouth a little and I have 2 kids (17 and 11).

If I were to work with kids it would have to be in a college environment, and yes many college freshmen are still kids.


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
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#70 2015-11-08 16:49:27

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Temetka wrote:

If I were to work with kids it would have to be in a college environment, and yes many college freshmen are still kids.

In my experience adults are as "bad" as children with classical teacher/student setup (talking at the wrong time, doing just the opposite as told 3 seconds ago, trying to be friends with a teacher for a better grade, being incredibly lazy, etc).

p.s. Actually it is even worse if you have a bunch of adult ladies, those will use other means to get the desired (even if it is totally obvious that the cliche is in place).

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#71 2015-11-08 17:10:58

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Re: What's your day job?

Dobbie03 wrote:

It made me throw up in my mouth a little

[smartass_remark]

i have noticed this expression go around the internet recently.
but why, if there's a verb for it:

to gag

Verb
gag (third-person singular simple present gags, present participle gagging, simple past and past participle gagged)
    (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
        He gagged when he saw the open wound

[/smartass_remark]

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#72 2015-11-08 18:18:24

nore
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Re: What's your day job?

brontosaurusrex wrote:

In my experience adults are as "bad" as children

Teachers make the most challenging students and physicians the most demanding patients.

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#73 2015-11-08 22:31:15

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Re: What's your day job?

brontosaurusrex wrote:
Temetka wrote:

If I were to work with kids it would have to be in a college environment, and yes many college freshmen are still kids.

In my experience adults are as "bad" as children with classical teacher/student setup (talking at the wrong time, doing just the opposite as told 3 seconds ago, trying to be friends with a teacher for a better grade, being incredibly lazy, etc).

p.s. Actually it is even worse if you have a bunch of adult ladies, those will use other means to get the desired (even if it is totally obvious that the cliche is in place).

So how many A's have you given to the ladies? wink


The meaning of life is to just be alive. It is so plain and so obvious
    and so simple. And yet everybody rushes aroound in a great panic
             as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
                                                                                                             - Alan Watts

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#74 2015-11-08 22:56:33

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Re: What's your day job?

@Temetka: Whatever I answer here is gonna be politically incorrect, so I will have to skip this one.

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#75 2015-11-09 07:20:09

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Re: What's your day job?

ohnonot wrote:
Dobbie03 wrote:

It made me throw up in my mouth a little

[smartass_remark]

i have noticed this expression go around the internet recently.
but why, if there's a verb for it:

Hmmm....I don't remember posting that??


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