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

Discussion in 'Serial Thread Archives' started by Synsensa, Sep 7, 2019.

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  1. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    @MaryKB Can you request a second recycling bin? Can you add some boxes to a neighbor's each week? Delivering broken down boxes to a recycling center is also great.
     
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    I got the USB-C to HDMI adapter today and it worked perfectly. My crappy little standing desk made out of stacked boxes really doesn't though - the second monitor is at a terrible angle and wobbles around. Oh well, it's better than not having a second monitor.
     
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    I have weird 'rules' for my collection of mission patches. For them to 'count' as part of my display set, they have to either have
    1. Been given to me at work (regardless of my involvement with the program) - or -
    2. Come from a mission I worked on that launched but I didn't get an official patch from it
    So, for example, I have a couple of patches for missions I worked on that launched while I was still at a company but then left before they handed out patches (rule 2). I bought them online. I also have a couple of patches from missions that I didn't work on but my supervisors thought to give me a patch anyways (rule 1).

    So I just realized there are a handful of launches that happened after I left a company but were launched on rockets or capsules that I did work on (they were re-used or launched for the first time after I left). Do these count? I think rule 2 covers them.

    Is this OCD in action?
     
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    I say they do.
     
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  5. Synsensa

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    You were an integral part of their design and construction. That you weren't on payroll at the time of launch seems irrelevant to whether or not you were a part of the mission. Your contributions directly made them happen.
     
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    I guess my hang up is that the cut-off for getting a patch is being present on launch day. Or at least that's how it has worked out in practice. I also feel like having the cut-off being based on presence rather than direct participation is farer because there are janitors and cooks and whatnot that never touch hardware but still make the mission happen. But if you start justifying getting a patch based on participation, it leaves those people out.

    I only recently got comfortable with the patches I got for projects I didn't work on, and only then kind of as a bow to practicality because I have a few of those and I don't want to like segregate my patch collection into sections. Then again, I already don't display the patches I bought myself while on vacation because those clearly don't count.
     
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    I don't feel it's a stupid decision though, I added more to my last post explaining why.
     
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    Totally arbitrary. If you worked on it, I don't see the harm.
     
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    Yes, if you contributed to the project, you earned the patch.
     
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    Well, I said directly. A janitor and cook certainly helped grease a squeaky wheel but they played no direct part in the actual design and construction of the rocket or capsule. A healthy Amazon Prime subscription to adult diapers and Soylent Green would have still resulted in a rocket/capsule being made. Not so if the engineers themselves are amiss. Your contributions directly resulted in an aerospace marvel being launched successfully.
     
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    That probably wouldn't have been very comfortable though.
     
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    Question: Does anybody have a link to a good tutorial for Microsoft Access 2010? (Preferably non-video. I'm not having much luck with Google.)

    I'm trying to relearn it, but I was mostly familiar with Access 2000. Even then that was like 15 years ago.
     
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    First one is a YouTube playlist, unfortunately. I'll try the second one, though :)
     
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    I did not dig very deep and just grabbed what came up and didn't open with a youtube site.
     
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    I placed a Shipt order, and I just got a text from Robert that he's starting my shopping, and asking if I need anything else. I realize now I'm out of pads.

    Would it be cruel to ask him to pick some up for me?
     
  18. Synsensa

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    Why would it be cruel?
     
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    I've always (no pun intended) heard guys feel embarrassed shopping for those?
     
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    Some men are really weird about things like that, but not so you should not ASK, but perhaps worded more "would you have a problem" than "pick these up".
     
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