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madiatkins  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Student Research

Haha thank you for the response, Steve. This definitely gives me a better sense of just how close-knit Hubski is :)

Too bad you're in Florida with all those mosquitoes and "Florida Men" headlines. Sounds crazy down there!




steve  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

is it weird that I feel closer to many of the people on Hubski (some of whom I've never met in meatspace) than some of my "friends" on Facebook? Close-nit? you betcha. Now don't get me wrong, we have words once in a while... but usually in a civil manner and almost always with the greater good in mind.

I vote you interview the hubski founders for your project (when they're in town).

    We make fun of Michigan a lot around here.

Since the founders are from there... there are several of us also from there... but truthfully, we are in the minority. There are users from all over the world. It's crazy. And hey... I've been around the block... there are a LOT of places worse than Howell, Michigan (and Brighton too TNG...). The Mitten is a wonderful place (to visit).

OftenBen  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    is it weird that I feel closer to many of the people on Hubski (some of whom I've never met in meatspace) than some of my "friends" on Facebook?

I think it's a matter of honesty. I bet you're more your authentic self with us here on Hubski than you are on Facebook.

lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No one is in Florida, just yet.

kantos  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Objection, your honor!

lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Objection sustained. Many people are in Florida. I mean, me. I'm not in Florida until Thursday morning 8:55 a.m. Florida time. Are you there?

kantos  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah-ha, the math checks out. To your question, yes. Hubski's traffic from Florida is going double on Thursday. :) Safe travels, you must be getting up early.

lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm spending the night in the airport. I have to go through US immigration in YYZ. Flight leaves at 6:05 a.m. so I have to be at the airport at 4:00 a.m. I teach until 9:00 p.m. in the airport city where I don't live. I'll drink with buddies till the wee hours and take the new downtown-airport express train and somehow stumble through security. Might get stopped at immigration though - I'd better hide my hijab.

If there's decent wi-fi at the airport (can't remember) I'll check IRC. ThatFanficGuy is probably awake in Russia.

kantos  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Pulling an all-nighter? Right on. If I don't have my sleep schedule back in order by then, I may pop in IRC.

    Might get stopped at immigration though - I'd better hide my hijab.

Oddly enough, TPA's head honcho is a childhood family friend. He spoke to my pops saying he was heading to the White House this week (or last?) since Trump was calling in major airport exec's to figure out some plan about immigration security given the courts decision. I think you're in the clear until it's sorted out. Wear it loud and proud.

Devac  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Jump in! I have seen your log from yesterday and it seems that we managed to miss each other yet again. No-one was talking and I took my nap maybe five minutes before you connected. :P

kantos  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL. I figured if I stayed in long enough that I'd catch you. For some reason I didn't connect my other monitor to keep IRC open, then closed my browser altogether in order to study. Its the little things, I guess. Will be sure to pop in tomorrow night for sure.

lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mind you, it's been recently established that the real bad guys are coming from Canada, not Mexico.

kantos  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That really is hot off the press. I was searching through to read the FBI report itself. Just realized it'd make sense not to release the full thing. Interesting to read that the FBI is "Trumpland" and they find Trump is looking the wrong way. Anywho, maybe hiding it's a good idea.

madiatkins  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Safe travels!!

lil  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks. As you can see, what often happens in hubski, sometimes brilliantly, is comments will leave the original post far behind and go onto other topics.