Jump to content
Leoo

Today...

Recommended Posts

Edit: Ughhhh. Finally found the drivers on ASUS's website, and I have the most up to date ones. That sucks.

I've found that I have better luck fetching video drivers from AMD/NVidia rather than system builders or video card manufacturers, especially on older hardware.

rnHJQwZ.png
In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. ~Samuel Adams; 1 August, 1776
There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. ~Daniel Webster; 15 March, 1837

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been trying to drink more tea but I keep over brewing it and it's bitter

 

Also since we're talking about middle school emo bands, what is the one song where the verses sound vaguely like Where is my mind? I swear it exists but I haven't heard it in years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Edit: Ughhhh. Finally found the drivers on ASUS's website, and I have the most up to date ones. That sucks.

I've found that I have better luck fetching video drivers from AMD/NVidia rather than system builders or video card manufacturers, especially on older hardware.

 

I checked there first, and NVIDIA didn't have the drivers for my card.

 

I ended up just downgrading to the previous version again, which lost some work, but whatever I guess.


My skin is finally getting soft
I'll scrub until the damn thing comes off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been trying to drink more tea but I keep over brewing it and it's bitter

 

Also since we're talking about middle school emo bands, what is the one song where the verses sound vaguely like Where is my mind? I swear it exists but I haven't heard it in years

Gonna have to give me another hint but I'm convinced I can get it


Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been trying to drink more tea but I keep over brewing it and it's bitter

 

Also since we're talking about middle school emo bands, what is the one song where the verses sound vaguely like Where is my mind? I swear it exists but I haven't heard it in years

silverstein or hawthorn heights?

 

when was middle school? For me middle school was 04 when i started RS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like it was by panic at the disco or the all american rejects

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was watching one of the speakers at the Republican Convention last night and he referred to universities as "Democratic indoctrination camps." I think it's been a while since I laughed that hard.

  • Like 3

"Fight for what you believe in, and believe in what you're fighting for." Can games be art?

---

 

 

cWCZMZO.png

l1M6sfb.png

My blog here if you want to check out my Times articles and other writings! I always appreciate comments/feedback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bo jack horseman season 3 is out. Hope it lives up to my expectations

  • Like 1

Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found Star Trek: Enterprise on Netflix, been watching that for the past few days. I'd forgotten how many of the episodes I managed to catch when the show first came out, but it's been so long they're almost new again anyway. I may re-evaluate my stances at season 3 or 4, since I do vaguely remember where this is all headed, but for now, I do really like it. I feel like the diplomacy and uncertainty in your own actions was done really well in Enterprise, better than I remember the other series' being.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was watching one of the speakers at the Republican Convention last night and he referred to universities as "Democratic indoctrination camps." I think it's been a while since I laughed that hard.

I think that's "Democratic indoctrination camps" is a shitty phrase but I do feel a tinge of annoyance about having been forced to pay for a class that's required for graduation to hear someone go on about the pay gap or microaggressions and spread beliefs about these topics that don't align with the actual data because it fits a narrative they're trying to promote.

 

I get it these professors are passionate about these topics but I think its absolutely scummy that at, at least my university it is a graduation requirement to take several of these classes, even as a transfer student.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How does the 'pay gap' not exist? The data from the BLS definitely shows women only making more than women proportionately in four jobs (if I recall correctly) out of hundreds where there is enough data...


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How does the 'pay gap' not exist? The data from the BLS definitely shows women only making more than women proportionately in four jobs (if I recall correctly) out of hundreds where there is enough data...

It exists to some extent, but not to the .7c to the dollar ratio that's thrown around. When you account for the fact that women tend to start working later, retire earlier, take more time off, are less likely to work overtime, and choose to work in lower-paying fields, the gap is more like .96-96 cents on the dollar (at least in western countries), which isn't statistically significant.

 

As far universities being "democratic indoctrination camps", I agree that's pretty hyperbolic, but there's a lot of proof that universities in general are more left leaning than right.


polvCwJ.gif
"It's not a rest for me, it's a rest for the weights." - Dom Mazzetti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[citation needed]

 

I have never found found a study that clearly provides its data, accounts for all those factors, and explains its methods then concludes the wage gap is insignificant.

 

Also, things like time off, hours worked, etc are meaningless in salaried positions, of which there are many. E.g., working 40 hours a week is better than 60 hours a week if you are paid $2,000 a month. And how do women retiring earlier impact the wage gap...? Normally, when you retire, you either aren't working or are working for recreational reasons...

 

The BLS comparison compares jobs by a finer category, and although there can be variance within said category, it's not, by any means, comparing cashiers to bankers.

 

The idea that women earn less than men because women are somehow different than men when it comes to employment and there is no greater problem is, in my opinion, identical to the idea that minorities are jailed more than non-minorities because [that's the way it is / minorities commit more crimes] and there's no greater reason based on their status as a minority.


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[citation needed]

 

I have never found found a study that clearly provides its data, accounts for all those factors, and explains its methods then concludes the wage gap is insignificant.

 

Also, things like time off, hours worked, etc are meaningless in salaried positions, of which there are many. E.g., working 40 hours a week is better than 60 hours a week if you are paid $2,000 a month. And how do women retiring earlier impact the wage gap...? Normally, when you retire, you either aren't working or are working for recreational reasons...

 

The BLS comparison compares jobs by a finer category, and although there can be variance within said category, it's not, by any means, comparing cashiers to bankers.

 

The idea that women earn less than men because women are somehow different than men when it comes to employment and there is no greater problem is, in my opinion, identical to the idea that minorities are jailed more than non-minorities because [that's the way it is / minorities commit more crimes] and there's no greater reason based on their status as a minority.

 

I'm not sure what you're trying to argue here. >_> Are you trying to argue that there's an equal number of women in STEM fields than men? That there's an equal number of male teachers as female teachers? That women working the exact same jobs as their male coworkers are getting paid less for doing the exact same work?


77yLQy8.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I was watching one of the speakers at the Republican Convention last night and he referred to universities as "Democratic indoctrination camps." I think it's been a while since I laughed that hard.

I think that's "Democratic indoctrination camps" is a shitty phrase but I do feel a tinge of annoyance about having been forced to pay for a class that's required for graduation to hear someone go on about the pay gap or microaggressions and spread beliefs about these topics that don't align with the actual data because it fits a narrative they're trying to promote.

 

I get it these professors are passionate about these topics but I think its absolutely scummy that at, at least my university it is a graduation requirement to take several of these classes, even as a transfer student.

 

That is true, a major chunk of the liberal arts education requires are essentially funneling money over to those departments by forcing students to sit in those classes. They couldn't care less about what the instructor's actual viewpoints are.

 

 

 

 

How does the 'pay gap' not exist? The data from the BLS definitely shows women only making more than women proportionately in four jobs (if I recall correctly) out of hundreds where there is enough data...

It exists to some extent, but not to the .7c to the dollar ratio that's thrown around. When you account for the fact that women tend to start working later, retire earlier, take more time off, are less likely to work overtime, and choose to work in lower-paying fields, the gap is more like .96-96 cents on the dollar (at least in western countries), which isn't statistically significant.

 

As far universities being "democratic indoctrination camps", I agree that's pretty hyperbolic, but there's a lot of proof that universities in general are more left leaning than right.

 

 

Sure but having an opinion or generally leaning a different way is quite different from implying that they are forcing that down everyone's throat. I would argue that it's not a coincidence either - I don't know how any educated person following recent news or politics can argue that they are doing anything productive these days.


"Fight for what you believe in, and believe in what you're fighting for." Can games be art?

---

 

 

cWCZMZO.png

l1M6sfb.png

My blog here if you want to check out my Times articles and other writings! I always appreciate comments/feedback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

[citation needed]

 

I have never found found a study that clearly provides its data, accounts for all those factors, and explains its methods then concludes the wage gap is insignificant.

 

Also, things like time off, hours worked, etc are meaningless in salaried positions, of which there are many. E.g., working 40 hours a week is better than 60 hours a week if you are paid $2,000 a month. And how do women retiring earlier impact the wage gap...? Normally, when you retire, you either aren't working or are working for recreational reasons...

 

The BLS comparison compares jobs by a finer category, and although there can be variance within said category, it's not, by any means, comparing cashiers to bankers.

 

The idea that women earn less than men because women are somehow different than men when it comes to employment and there is no greater problem is, in my opinion, identical to the idea that minorities are jailed more than non-minorities because [that's the way it is / minorities commit more crimes] and there's no greater reason based on their status as a minority.

 

I'm not sure what you're trying to argue here. >_> Are you trying to argue that there's an equal number of women in STEM fields than men? That there's an equal number of male teachers as female teachers? That women working the exact same jobs as their male coworkers are getting paid less for doing the exact same work?

 

The data compares jobs with the same 'category'. It is not comparing teachers to STEM.


ozXHe7P.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

[citation needed]

 

I have never found found a study that clearly provides its data, accounts for all those factors, and explains its methods then concludes the wage gap is insignificant.

 

Also, things like time off, hours worked, etc are meaningless in salaried positions, of which there are many. E.g., working 40 hours a week is better than 60 hours a week if you are paid $2,000 a month. And how do women retiring earlier impact the wage gap...? Normally, when you retire, you either aren't working or are working for recreational reasons...

 

The BLS comparison compares jobs by a finer category, and although there can be variance within said category, it's not, by any means, comparing cashiers to bankers.

 

The idea that women earn less than men because women are somehow different than men when it comes to employment and there is no greater problem is, in my opinion, identical to the idea that minorities are jailed more than non-minorities because [that's the way it is / minorities commit more crimes] and there's no greater reason based on their status as a minority.

 

I'm not sure what you're trying to argue here. >_> Are you trying to argue that there's an equal number of women in STEM fields than men? That there's an equal number of male teachers as female teachers? That women working the exact same jobs as their male coworkers are getting paid less for doing the exact same work?

 

The data compares jobs with the same 'category'. It is not comparing teachers to STEM.

 

 

What data?


77yLQy8.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It wouldn't have anything to do with men being able to do those jobs better than women would it?


19509_s.gif

 

“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My college professors were definitely all mostly if not far left viewed, but I had a lot of conservative right wing high school teachers so I feel like I got a fairly balanced look into politics. Hence why I'm neither.


Quote

 

Quote

Anyone who likes tacos is incapable of logic.

Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

What data?

The BLS, for one: http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/archive/womensearnings_2009.pdf

 

See pages 9 through 34. There will be variance within each category, of course, but it's not like comparing a teacher in a rural Alabama public school alongside oil workers in the Dakotas or hedge funds managers in New York...

 

 

That page doesn't load for me >_>


77yLQy8.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Women warning 77 cents is a misleading stat that pulls from all full time workers from cashiers to CEOs. The actual gap is more like 93-95 cents. In non-salaried jobs it's explained by taking more time off or retiring earlier and everything else said in the thread. In salaried jobs it's explained by women being less likely to negotiate for a higher wage or raises.

 

http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2013/jul/15/terry-mcauliffe/mcauliffe-says-women-earn-77-percent-mens-pay-same/

 

http://www.aauw.org/files/2013/02/graduating-to-a-pay-gap-the-earnings-of-women-and-men-one-year-after-college-graduation.pdf (pages 20 and 34)

 

http://www.ne.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.99257.1346412310!/menu/standard/file/anna_sandberg.pdf


lighviolet1lk4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.