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ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: An inflluencer reports for jury duty

Missed the opportunity to call it "Dustice"!

Also, y'all get cafeteria lunch? All I got was walmart donuts.

ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Is it possible your freezer's refrigerant pressure is too low? I haven't been through that with a freezer, but a few years ago my AC froze up a couple times and we had to get someone out to re-fill the system.

This sounds like a lot of research projects that get big funding. I'd be willing to bet that smaller projects that aren't oversold actually produce better results in the long run.

Unfortunately, the overselling bit seems to be part of academic culture. I've had several people give me strange looks when I start to talk candidly about the caveats of my research and the progress I've made on it.

ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Pubski's already got a wonderful small town vibe, and if some days the bartender forgets to open the bar and we all go drink at someone's house instead, well, that just makes it feel even more cozy.

ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Haven't slept well since Friday and other parts of my life are also chaos but I'm still putting one foot in front of the other so I can't complain too much. :)

ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

hell yeah I brought the bourbon!

ilex  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 11, 2019

Good morning fellow Hubskiers and welcome to the ersatz pubski!

It has been a long week for me. I spoke with my parents for a while on Friday and now I am writing a letter to them. I'm not sure what I want the conclusion to be yet or if it's one of those letters you write and never send.

I served on a jury (as a back-up juror) Monday and Tuesday. It was a he-said-she-said statutory (and actual) rape case. The testimony was harrowing even just to listen to. This morning I called and discovered that it was declared a mistrial, which I assume means the jury hung. And people wonder why sexual assault victims don't bring suit against their abusers.

In positive news, a conference paper I wrote this summer got accepted and the revisions look minor!

Hope you all are well.

I came ready for some dry sarcasm and got blindsided by sober policy analysis!

(minor typo in the post title: UK -> EU)

The theory I've seen is that this allowed him to look like a good person and to win the favor of other powerful people, allowing him to avoid scrutiny.

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