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osu78 12th Warrior

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Comment 22 hours ago

Was reading roster and came across JARROD BARNES, a safety who earned a masters in kinesiology last year and is working on his PhD and a course for student athletes who leave school early. He was graduate transfer and if my math is correct has 2 years of eligibility left, meaning we could have a PhD on the team next year. That's pretty darn cool.

Comment 23 Jul 2016

Yup. She was originally intended to be a battlecruiser but was converted to  carrier to comply with the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. She was scuttled by the US after the Battle of Coral Sea to avoid her being captured by the Japanese.

Comment 22 Jul 2016

Another number sticker from my undergrad days:
Body and Bo - A couple of cards Woody's an ace, Bo's a joker...

Comment 22 Jul 2016

An old SNL skit with Ed Asner, who as he left the nuke plant of the last time said:

"You can't put too much water in a nuclear reactor"

I think of that whenever someone says something that is so ambiguous or unclear as to be totally useless.

A coworker of mine had the saying "Jump Frog Jump;" which referred to a story of his where someone says to a frog, "Jump Frog Jump" and it jumps; they then cut off one leg and say "Jump Frog Jump" and it jumps again. They then cut off the other leg and say "Jump Frog Jump" and it doesn't jump; the conclusion being cutting a frog's legs off make the frog deaf. So when someone reached a wrong conclusion based on the data he'd say under his breath "Jump Frog Jump."

Comment 22 Jul 2016

Some of favorites from H. L. Mencken:

“You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”

“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.”

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

Comment 21 Jul 2016

 I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!

Comment 21 Jul 2016

From one of my Aero professors at tOSU:

Mother nature doesn't give a damn about your calculations. She'll do whatever she pleases....

Comment 21 Jul 2016

Here's the list of top 10 cities from 1920 census. One thing of note is they appear to be only doing the actual city, not any surrounding metropolitan areas so smaller cites will be down the list even if their are more people in the same area as a larger city. As a result Detroit ranks above Cleveland even though Cleveland has a higher population density since Detroit is about 1.5x as big. Similarly, Boston is #7 due to the small size of the city proper.

Rank  City                        Population Area   Density
1 New York city, NY *...... 5,620,048 299.0 18,796

2 Chicago city, IL......... 2,701,705 192.8 14,013

3 Philadelphia city, PA.... 1,823,779 128.0 14,248

4 Detroit city, MI......... 993,078 77.9 12,748

5 Cleveland city, OH....... 796,841 56.4 14,128

6 St. Louis city, MO....... 772,897 61.0 12,670

7 Boston city, MA.......... 748,060 43.5 17,197

8 Baltimore city, MD....... 733,826 79.0 9,289

9 Pittsburgh city, PA...... 588,343 39.9 14,745

10 Los Angeles city, CA..... 576,673 365.7 1,577

Comment 19 Jul 2016

Please don't use poison, besides starting a war with your neighbor, who probably will not take well having her dogs poisoned and may react badly, you'll have collateral damage to any other animal that happens to partake as well. Escalation is generally not the best approach, IMHO. While I fully understand your concern the best advice was from the poster who suggested involving a lawyer who can provide objective advice and is not emotionally invested in the problem. You want a solution, not a war.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I'd still talk to a lawyer. For example, could the owner be held liable if she new of a potentially dangerous situation and took no action? A letter from a leayer may change her mind. She could fence in the yardas a solution   She'll probably blame you when she talks to the renter. 

Comment 18 Jul 2016

Hint: The last batch should include the most expensive cat food around. Once the cat eats that it won't go back to the generic Cat band food. DJ will never forget you...

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I think it's up to the 12W members to make the PL more active. I'd hate to see it become a premium section where info on recruiting, etc. is made available that isn't available to all 11w's. I see the PL as just a side benefit from helping 11W keep it's great coverage free for all members. I do like your suggestion as to site mods, or upgrades as a way o test the waters before asking the broader membership.

Either way, the free beer is great... 

Comment 18 Jul 2016

I like the upgraded search and notification features. Right now, the search function makes it hard to really find anything useful; which is good because it also makes it hard to find anything useless, such as my posts. An advanced search function that allows multiple terms , exclusion and nearby terms wold be nice.

As for gamification, it is an interesting idea and if it helps 11W bring in cash I'm for it; but I doubt I'd use it much. I'd rather donate via 12W.

Comment 16 Jul 2016

The tailoring the resume comments are spot on. You can't send the same resume to multiple openings and expect good results. 

Another mistake I often see is people say what they do, not what they accomplished. Your job description isn't your resume, so don't cut and paste it. Tell me what skills you have and what you accomplished at your job. And please don't say "Member of a team that..." We've all been on teams were one or two persons do the work and a few others hang around and get a certificate of participation at the end.  Start with action verbs: Developed, Managed, Created, Supervised...

BTW, just because you never had the title Supervisor or Trainer does't mean you haven't supervised or trained and have some skills as a result. If you were responsible for guiding and directing others you've supervised. If you showed people how to do the job you've trained. Take credit for it. That's important in Federal jobs because the highest point value in the vacancy questionnaire is often "Trained, supervised or provide expert advice..."

Finally, think broadly about your experience, including volunteer or school. Many times someone will say "I never have done that" and after some questioning they discover they have.

Comment 16 Jul 2016

Yup. It is a very interesting, to say the least, process. Someone can be woking as a contractor for years, the Feds decide they want to hire him or her, and even if they make the Best Qualified list not get his or her name to the hiring authority because they are too far down the list.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

You can also setup job searches on USAJobs so that whenever a position comes open you'll get an email. Key to federal jobs i properly answering the vacancy questionnaire and having your resume backup the answers.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Drop me a note if you'd like a resume review. I run a career coaching service for one of my clients and be glad to give some free feedback if you'd like.

Comment 15 Jul 2016

Sorry. I wish they could make legal ones anyway you wanted as long as it doesn't use player's name.