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Cutlass
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Cutlass

The Man Who Wasn't There., 52, from US of A

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    1. Valessa
      Valessa
      I think this new forum is not a good idea. Who will battle the white supremacists, fascists and deplorables on Civfantatics when you're all in a different place? I understand it's easier to sit in a safe space where you don't have to defend your ideas, but you shouldn't just leave the place to them, as Civfanatics is frequented by many young people who may be impressionable, and buy into the far right stuff.
      1. Cutlass
        Cutlass
        That's why you weren't invited.
        Oct 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM
    2. Masada
      Masada
      I'd be all for that to be honest.
    3. Masada
      Masada
      We mostly quibbled about small stuff. On the big stuff, you're on the side of the angels so far as I'm concerned.

      As to OT, if I wanted to debate fascists and their fellow travellers I'd have joined Stormfront. TBH posting on OT made me bitter and angry. It's probably why I was so disagreeable (to put it mildly) on there.

      In any case, It's a good essay and I might chime in to help out.
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    5. MagisterCultuum
      MagisterCultuum
      I graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering in December of 2010. I passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and so am technically an Engineer-in-Training but have not actually worked in that capacity yet. (I neglected to pursue an internship opportunity before graduating during the recession, couldn't find an entry level position near home, and was not open to moving away until after my father recovered from leukemia and the side effects of chemotherapy.)
    6. Lohrenswald
      Lohrenswald
      thanks, cutlass
    7. hobbsyoyo
      hobbsyoyo
      Thanks!

      Yes it was. I'm still going through with a couple of other interviews with other companies as SpaceX is in the process of generating my official contract and I won't leave any stone unturned until I sign. But the job I got at SpaceX is not only the kind of thing I am really good at but I also really enjoy that kind of work (technical writing - which, despite the name, is an engineering job that requires an AE degree). So I'm really excited!
    8. Antilogic
      Antilogic
      Glad to hear, man!
    9. Antilogic
      Antilogic
      How's the leg?
    10. JohannaK
      JohannaK
      It's really awesome.
    11. JohannaK
      JohannaK
      All right! Yeah, that's a really outstanding album. I put it besides or just behind Rumours.
    12. LucyDuke
      LucyDuke
      Thank goodness. I was worried. :run:
    13. LucyDuke
      LucyDuke
      WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT DINNER? Bayonet?
    14. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
      This quote is so awesome that I have to share it with someone:
      “Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”
      ― Baruch Spinoza, Ethics
    15. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
      The charity thing is pretty intimidating. I feel like the obvious effects of our actions are not always apparent.
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    17. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
    18. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
      Only field that I'm aware of that qualifies as "Jack of all, master of none - oftentimes better than a master of one" is cognitive science..

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_science

      Everyone I know that is intelligent is specializing. My cousin's doing his Phd in physics. All the famous scientists are specialists. Only famous people I am aware of that don't specialize is Douglas Hofstadter and you could argue Taleb too.
    19. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
      Do you think it's worth getting shallow knowledge for a large amount of fields? I've not heard of anyone doing this. I am unsure how to gauge the value of doing this. I realize this may be hard to comment on but just give me your impression or opinion or whatever. :P
    20. ExtraCrispy
      ExtraCrispy
      Yeah. You can however get a rudimentary understanding. That "A short introduction" series is good for this. But this kind of thing is not really for everyone.

      The second link was a result of a very boring afternoon.
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