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|Aug-10-18|| ||WannaBe: Absolutely fascinating story:
|Aug-11-18|| ||WannaBe: 11 felonies, some of them violent, and guess what the judge gave him?|
|Aug-11-18|| ||offramp: I really like that ABCD.... list of chess players. Very clever and pretty funny!|
|Aug-12-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: 11 felonies, some of them violent, and guess what the judge gave him?|
|Aug-14-18|| ||Caissanist: Just saw your update about your job search. This sounds like pretty blatant age discrimination to me--lots of tech companies have an "up or out" attitude towards workers over 40. The unrealistic job requirements are probably there so they can discriminate against people based on age and other illegal things. |
You probably should get rid of anything on your resume that indicates your age, and I would definitely look favorably on the government jobs. Government agencies tend to be more open to older workers, since they are more likely to be using older technologies.
|Aug-14-18|| ||WinKing: Hi <WannaBe>,
<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>
Less than 4 days to go!
Countdown to the 2018 Sinquefield Cup:
♘St. Louis♘2018 Sinquefield Cup♗St. Louis♗
This tournament will run from August 18th thru August 27th 2018. (9 Rounds)
Participants include: Carlsen, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand,
Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nakamura & So
Average rating: 2788 (as of 8/6/18) - Category XXII
<<>2018 Sinquefield Cup<>>
Schedule - https://grandchesstour.org/2018-gra...
Round 1 is Saturday, August 18th & it starts @ 13:00hrs (1pm) St. Louis, USA
time(2pm chessgames time). All rounds begin @ 13:00hrs (1pm).
< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >
(FINAL STANDINGS PREDICTIONS) - Predict the order the players will finish.
Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)
User: Golden Executive -
(The Game Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run &
hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)
This year will be the 11th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2018 -
11 years running)
(Moves Prediction Contest) - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number
of moves. (4 categories to medal in) This contest is run by <chessmoron> &
hosted by <OhioChessFan>.
Also, don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event.
She(He) can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)
Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!
|Aug-15-18|| ||WannaBe: Yeah, good job (no pun intended) Apple...
I've never liked your company, or your products.
|Aug-16-18|| ||WannaBe: Again??!!??!!
|Aug-16-18|| ||WannaBe: Aretha, the one, and the only!
(What, you didn't think I would not post anything after her death??)
|Aug-18-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: Yeah, good job (no pun intended) Apple...|
I've never liked your company, or your products.>
US Government should move to purchase those Apple buildings under eminent domain, and then see how much Apple lawyers try to claim for the building's value.
Then drop the eminent domain maneuver, and assess the buildings for the amount Apple argued they are worth
|Aug-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Facebook's trouble continues. Federal complaint!!|
|Aug-18-18|| ||JimNorCal: WannaBe: "So, I have held back, and here is a bit of input..." (main forum)|
|Aug-19-18|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
<MannBee> I'm no fan of <facebook> but that is government meddling in private enterprise and it is <Stalinism>.
Why can't the government keep its nose out of private enterprise?
Every ad ever made is "targeted" towards some group.
This is not unjust discrimination, this is called the "ad business" and if they don't like it they should take a time machine and go back to <Stalin's Russia>.
Also, why don't these social justice meddlers take a break. Do they have to be oppressive whiners every single day? Can't they take a few days off now and again?
|Aug-19-18|| ||Pyke: <WannaBe: I hope you are OK!?>|
... two years later ...
Hi, yes I am. I owe you an apology, a big one at that and about two years late.
Judging by the time of the post that was around the time when I had my final exams at training to become a chef.
Went well, love my job, though demanding and long hours.
Hope you are well as well, and please accept my sincere apologies.
Pf course it's sad to come back and then Daniel dies ... chessgames.com is his legacy. I really hope it continues on and on ...
|Aug-19-18|| ||WannaBe: So, apparently there is a remake of Papillon. The original had McQueen and Hoffman. Remake will hit theatres Friday.|
Think I will wait for DVD...
|Aug-23-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: So, apparently there is a remake of Papillon. The original had McQueen and Hoffman. Remake will hit theatres Friday.|
Think I will wait for DVD...>
Henri Charrière (author of <Papillon>) was a smoker.
Steve McQueen, the actor who portrayed Papillon in the movie, was a smoker.
"Smoke Breaks" figure prominently in the book <Papillon>. Sometimes, in the worst of circumstances, it is his only form of pleasure in life.
The original movie, <Papillon>, was filmed back when smoking (even indoors!) was nearly ubiquitous. For example, the movie <All the President's Men> from 1976 shows in one scene the characters in the WAPO news room, at their desks, smoking cigarettes.
Many restaurants were just beginning to feature "No Smoking" sections, where people could, by special request, be seated to avoid the main sections where everyone smoked.
And the point of all of this?
There are NO SCENES AT ALL of Papillon smoking in the original movie <Papillon>!
What's up with that???
|Aug-23-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <There are NO SCENES AT ALL of Papillon smoking in the original movie <Papillon>!>|
Or so I've heard! It's been too long since I saw the movie myself, so I really don't remember.
|Aug-23-18|| ||WannaBe: Just re-watched the original 3 days ago, dont remember any smoking scenes. |
Necer read the book, so I dont know if tobacco was even available to prisoners.
He did 2 and then 5 years of solitary for his escape attempts, too. So again, not sure if tobacco was available.
Since he was in solitary and not working, maybe trading with guards was not possible.
Funniest thing while watching that movie, when he was locked up, I keep expecting a glove and a baseball. (The Great Escape)
|Aug-23-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <He did 2 and then 5 years of solitary for his escape attempts, too. So again, not sure if tobacco was available.>|
The book is a great read. Very easy, a page-turner.
There is a lot more going on in the book, it covers everything in the movie but with more detail. And it covers a lot that wasn't in the movie, with good detail.
And there is a LOT of talk about smoking in the book. It's prominent.
That said, the book was highly embellished. Overly dramatized. Much of it was pure fiction.
|Aug-28-18|| ||WannaBe: Technology, what can go wrong?
|Aug-30-18|| ||WannaBe: Pink Caddies!!
|Aug-31-18|| ||WannaBe: <DrDum> Sent me this, thought I'd share:|
|Sep-09-18|| ||WannaBe: I have never, ever, never, heard of isochronous curve!!|
Now, this is a very, very, very old video, but man, is it cool!!
|Sep-14-18|| ||WannaBe: This should, <SHOULD>, put an end to the Theranos saga, but man, what a story it was...|
|Sep-15-18|| ||JimNorCal: An interesting sidelight on Theranos.
Fusion GPS used its skillz to protect the company.
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