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Dakuna wrote:

Most fun things to do in Kansas City?

One of the various barcades? (Draftcade, UpDown, Tapcade)

Pawn & Pint (moving in a month or so to a nicer location where they'll finally actually get their liquor license)

My wife and I enjoy wandering around the Westport/39th St area, lots of fun little restaurants, bars, and shops. We also killed part of a Saturday at River Market every couple months.

Edit: Oh, I just saw you're in Ontario and therefore almost certainly only coming for a visit (or already did). My stuff is more for people who just moved to KC to live...

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Asterith wrote:

Question: What should I put in a bug out bag?

Bugs?

You're supposed to keep bugs OUT of the bag. It's right in the name!

You can't take bugs out of the bag if there are no bugs in it to begin with.

I mean DUH!

Quintin_Stone wrote:

You can't take bugs out of the bag if there are no bugs in it to begin with.

I mean DUH!

Which came first - the bag full of bugs or the bag full of bug eggs?

Be quiet. You're bugging me.

*Peeks out of bag*

Can you keep it down out there? I'm trying to sleep!

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Is there a general "post a screenshot" thread around here? I can't seem to find much with the search tool.

A_Unicycle wrote:

Is there a general "post a screenshot" thread around here? I can't seem to find much with the search tool.

the post a picture, entertain me thread is what you're looking for.

There's a Shoptroll thread for "Digital Shutterbug" - taking pretty picture in games... a disappointing lack of fingers in the shots though.

Digital... digits... fingers

Wait, this isn't the Dad Joke thread...

Went ahead and generated a thread for emergency preparedness/natural disasters. Please feel free to let me know if there's anything I should change.

Emergency Preparedness Thread

Are Massive open online courses worth a damn on a resume? ie edx x-series, coursera, udacity.

I'm thinking in the sense of demonstrating initiative, interest, and ability to potential employers.

One thing I like about udacity is the nanodegrees that appeal to me are entirely project based to help build up a portfolio in a field, I've got miles of theory under my belt as certainly sounds helpful. However some reviews around the web suggest projects are often rejected/extended for what appears to be no other reason than getting more months of payment.

krev82 wrote:

Are Massive open online courses worth a damn on a resume? ie edx x-series, coursera, udacity.

I'm thinking in the sense of demonstrating initiative, interest, and ability to potential employers.

One thing I like about udacity is the nanodegrees that appeal to me are entirely project based to help build up a portfolio in a field, I've got miles of theory under my belt as certainly sounds helpful. However some reviews around the web suggest projects are often rejected/extended for what appears to be no other reason than getting more months of payment.

In my opinion, I wouldn't list it under Education but perhaps under a different header? I'm not sure where though. I would definitely include it in a cover letter for exactly the reason you wrote.

As an interviewer I treat them as certifications though that's not from corporate or anything like that. It's just the opinion of a guy who's had to read way too many resume's over the last 6 months. Also, if you include your ACT score from high school, I will likely laugh, think you're full of yourself, and then interview you anyway.

Kehama wrote:

As an interviewer I treat them as certifications though that's not from corporate or anything like that. It's just the opinion of a guy who's had to read way too many resume's over the last 6 months. Also, if you include your ACT score from high school, I will likely laugh, think you're full of yourself, and then interview you anyway.

I got a medical doctor's cv once to include in our documentation and he had his Leaving Cert (end of high school exams) results in there before his umpteen pages of clinical journal references. I was so amused that they were so prominently displayed^^ I mean, he might be an anesthesiologist, but just look at what he got in his high school English exam!

@krev i would list them as softer skill, but high up. they show you are interested in learning about new facets of your job/role. They aren't hard qualifications that you can lean on, but they should provide some strong support in proving what a rad employee you can be. That's where i have them listed anyhow! Though i do believe my LabView qualification has expired.

Carl-Einar Hackner hums a song in one of his shows... it sounds kind of like a Mario 64 tune. Anyone know what song he's humming?

Can you provide a link to a video or audio clip?

RawkGWJ wrote:

Can you provide a link to a video or audio clip?

That does seem like a pretty foolish thing for me to leave out.. but I was having trouble getting a clean link on my phone while plastered, forgive me.. I did try!

Here it is.

Dakuna wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Can you provide a link to a video or audio clip?

That does seem like a pretty foolish thing for me to leave out.. but I was having trouble getting a clean link on my phone while plastered, forgive me.. I did try!

Here it is.

Haha. Yeah. I know the feeling.

But, yes. I know what song that is.

Spoiler:

Its the song that naturally comes out of your mouth after you've smoked crack and dropped LSD at the same time.

How the heck do you legitimately get a new street on to google maps? There was an automated form we tried on google maps but it did not work. Sometimes it is quite an effort to get a service at our house because of it.

karmajay wrote:

How the heck do you legitimately get a new street on to google maps? There was an automated form we tried on google maps but it did not work. Sometimes it is quite an effort to get a service at our house because of it.

I honestly don't know. Years ago my wife and I bought an apartment in a newly built block (with it's own specific address/street and it took forever for it to appear on google maps. We just suffered for the 12/18 months it took.

Oh man, you guys just reminded me when I moved into a place that was a on a street that was just recently renamed. What a huge hassle for the two years we lived there, you never knew which name all the different places had. Everything from internet and utility hookup, getting drivers licenses, UPS/Fedex deliveries, pizza drivers. Even just getting bills from places that had address verification databases. It was pretty crappy.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Oh man, you guys just reminded me when I moved into a place that was a on a street that was just recently renamed. What a huge hassle for the two years we lived there, you never knew which name all the different places had. Everything from internet and utility hookup, getting drivers licenses, UPS/Fedex deliveries, pizza drivers. Even just getting bills from places that had address verification databases. It was pretty crappy.

Why was the street renamed? Just curious. Seems like you don't usually hear about streets being renamed unless they decide to rename it in honor of somebody (or the old street's name is now considered politically/culturally insensitive).

It was in a development and from what I understand from before I moved in, after the streets were all laid down and maybe a quarter of the houses were built it was sold off to another developer and they built the rest of the houses and renamed all of the streets.

Dakuna wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Can you provide a link to a video or audio clip?

That does seem like a pretty foolish thing for me to leave out.. but I was having trouble getting a clean link on my phone while plastered, forgive me.. I did try!

Here it is.

That's the theme to the movie Brazil, which is actually named after the song.

Edit: changed video to a different arrangement

The Cornelius version is also great

https://youtu.be/b4D_1ochyus

What are some good British comedy shows from the last couple years or so? After watching the trailer to Death to Stalin, I realized I haven't watched a good, dark British comedy TV show in a long time for whatever reason.

Off the top of my head try out:
Fleabag, Nighty night, Peepshow, Black Mirror, Inside No 9 and Psychoville.

And, although it is now fairly old, everyone should see The League of Gentlemen.

If you need some more I can do a more thorough sweep of recent shows to suggest the good ones

I do like Peepshow, and that's the kind of comedy I'm looking for. I haven't checked out Fleabag, but it's in my queue on Amazon. Black Mirror is good, but It's a little much for me lately. I'll try and see if I can find the others streaming on something.

Recently, we've enjoyed:

TV - "Black Books" - David, from Shaun of the Dead - owns a used bookstore, about 20(?) episodes, and
Movie - "What We Do in the Shadows" - it's tough being vampire flat-mates in modern-day London(?)