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The Very-Many-Questions-Not-Worth-Their-Own-Thread Thread ΛΕ

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Takhisis, Sep 7, 2018.

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  1. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    1. How on Earth is my AC:Origins save so small? There's a ridiculous amount of content in the game and it's 129 kilobytes. Unable to find an answer though Google.

    2. I just necroed a thread from 2001, then thought better of it and deleted my post. The thread was no longer on the front page (not sure how to find its location again; I assume it's in the original location). So are all threads 'unbumped' back to where they were when someone deletes the final post on the thread?
     
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  2. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    To your second question, yes, as far as I know.
     
  3. BirraImperial

    BirraImperial Pura Vida!

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    How difficult is it, as a foreigner, to get an IT job in the US/Canada/EU? I'm considering a change of scenery and I want to live in another country for a change...
     
  4. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    If you're offered a skilled, degree-carrying job, you should find it easier to settle in the UK than if you weren't. Of course, the whole "being a foreigner" thing isn't working too well in the UK right now. :(
     
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  5. really

    really Chieftain

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    What is your visa status? Do you have an EU passport?
    Is your skill set in demand?

    I work with a mix of nationalities and software engineers generally don't have much trouble getting hired and the Irish government is happy to issue visas for in demand skills.

    The bureaucracy is poor though and you might have to for example queue from early in the morning for an immigration appointment.

    The employer generally has to show that they advertised the job around Europe without getting acceptable candidates.

    All the non EU foreigners I have worked with have become or are becoming Irish citizens.
     
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  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Easier 2 years ago then today. Many foreigners have gotten IT jobs in the US. But the political climate that allows that has changed.
     
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  7. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Thread Killer Moderator

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    Are you just being rhetorical? Or is that a serious question?
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    It might have to do with his new ‘I'll post a new thing every day’ thing I've just read he wants to do.
     
  9. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Temporary Pattern...reassembling...

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    Are honky and cracker OK ?
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    I have to answer you with a word I learned in German class:

    ‘…jein?’
     
  11. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Temporary Pattern...reassembling...

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    Jein and doch are some of most useful words in the German language.
     
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  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    ‘Jein’ certainly allows me to be able to pretend I've understood the question I'm supposed to answer. ;)
     
  13. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Heck, "degree-carrying" isn't working out so great, either. Combining the two feels like tempting the universe to spite you.
     
  14. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Thread Killer Moderator

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    No they are not.
     
  15. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Well there goes my thread idea about packaged cracker varieties and other lite snacks at Honky-Tonk Establishments.......
     
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  16. Takhisis

    Takhisis ΑΛΗΘΩС ΑΝΕСΤΗ

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    You've just brought back Mulder's trip in the X-Files at the western music thingy to my mind and you might've just made my day, Erika. :)
     
  17. Commodore

    Commodore Technology of Peace

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    A little bit of both?
     
  18. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    In the latter case, wouldn't it depend on context? Otherwise, it's going to be impossible to discuss snacks, what people add to soup, a particular brand of cheese, Christmas party favors, and so forth.
     
  19. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Given that the original question was about censoring the term "white man", it is fairly clear which context 'cracker' is being used in.
     
  20. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    It's remarkable that "cracker" is not subject to autocensor override, actually.
    Well, i suppose it speaks to the board's lack of diversity.
     
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