The other day this thread hit front page detailing the Rioter GreaterBelugaWhale's thoughts on ADCs complaints about having no agency. In it he talks about how the ADC role is built around the reliable output of their unmissable auto-attacks, and in order for this to come close to being balanced (though he believes the ADC role is overpowered, intentionally so) they need to have very low agency to compensate.
I fundamentally disagree in two ways. I think the lack of agency in the ADC role has nothing to do with the champions themselves, and I think agency and balance have nothing to do with each other. This post will mainly focus on the former because it's the most common misconception which I believe is vital to clear up if the community (including Riot) are to have productive discussions on this matter.
A champion like Lucian doesn't lack agency, in fact he has agency up the ass... keep reading on reddit ➡
My situation is in no way unique (Health Sciences undergrad) nor were there any special tricks or hacks that I used to find a job. Every step you need to take has repeatedly been posted on here by various redditors and so I guess the goal of this post is to encourage those who are sending applications and polishing their projects/leetcoding to keep going. I felt despondent when after teaching myself to code for a few months that the whole job market seemed to be imploding. But the success stories in this subreddit and r/learnprogramming really kept me going.
Guys it’s possible. In the immortal words of Shia/nike. “JUST DO IT”.
I think a lot of people think that Chad made this stuff up or tried to create a new cult. The stuff that Chad believes, although he may used some different terminology, was very similar to what Jospeh Smith and his family themselves belived and practiced. Although the Mormon Church has left a lot of it behind...if you've ever done a study on Jospeh Smith and the Occult, you'd understand what Chad was saying as the same line of thinking as Smith.
*Also I don't mean to offend anyone who is Mormon. I realize that the Mormon church doesn't still practice a lot of these things. But it's also important to know where the religion came from and how it started.
This is very important to the case as it deals with why Chad called himself a seer, why certain dates were important, why he communicated with the dead and thought he had some special magical powers. Why him and Lori had things on their list like deciphering ancient text (all things Smith claimed to have done) Even the fact that their... keep reading on reddit ➡
As you may know, I am a specialised recruiter for (global) IT companies. Have been for well over a decade. Like every morning, I am screening my new applications just now. What I am currrently seeing is breaking my heart a bit. I am getting three-digit numbers of new applications per day (!) at the moment for my current vacancies. All highly skilled professionals who have studied and worked in Germany for years. ALL of them with zero to max B2 German skills. All of them laid off b/c of COVID-19, and by huge, global enterprises as much as by traditional German SMBs and by the allegedly super international startups.
This is a subjective report, for sure, but I have seen this pattern before in 2009ff. If you don't master German to fluency in spite of you living and studying and working here - you will be the first to be let go. Period. I can't do anything for any of them either, since all of my current openings require business fluency in German, too. I make sure to clearly state as mu... keep reading on reddit ➡
So a little context, I'm a 30 year old person with almost $60k in savings (all of it in cash in my checking and money market accounts). I don't have any kids or debts, and I don't own any property. My current yearly income is $50k before tax and I spent $1k on average on rent and food.
I have PhD in STEM and I'm currently at a job where I have zero motivation to continue. I have been applying for jobs in the last month or so. I have gotten 2 interviews and a handful of phone calls, but nothing concrete yet. I envision it will be another 2-4 months before I can get an official job offer and start working. I have been back at my work for a month now after the lockdown and have not been productive. It's a research based job so it's extra tough when your motivation is gone.
I'm thinking about quitting my job and start traveling in the country in my car. I travel by car and will be camping the whole time so the expenses will be low. I think I can get by with $500-700 per month on the roa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Summation: Racism as a concept means a prejudice based on race. The codifying of those racist beliefs into cultural systems and legalized institutions which hold, enforce, and perpetuate those racist belies are logically distinct from the beliefs themselves.
This debate goes beyond the recent decision of Merriam-Webster to change the definition, but that is certainly what has spurred my post.
Racism is very clearly a separate concept from the specific historical and cultural ways in which racist ideas get codified and perpetuated in a society.
Comparisons that I believe help illustrate the point.
Sexism is very clearly prejudice based on sex, despite the historicity of the specific type of sexism being misogyny resulting in patriarchal societies that harmed women immensely that is most common and impactful. That doesn't mean that sexism means by definition denying women property rights or voting rights.
Science is a philosophically consistent idea, and the physical sciences an... keep reading on reddit ➡
A bill was proposed this morning by a few senators to restrict graduate student visas from China who are doing research in STEM fields at all institutions in the United States: https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1371
No matter what your stance is on this issue, one thing is clear: Some of the most influential and talented researchers at our institutions are from China. Barring them is simply xenophobic.
There is a petition going around right now to go against this bill -- if you are willing to sign it, please do. It takes 30 seconds.
>The underrepresentation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a continual concern for social scientists and policymakers. Using an international database on adolescent achievement in science, mathematics, and reading (N = 472,242), we showed that girls performed similarly to or better than boys in science in two of every three countries, and in nearly all countries, more girls appeared capable of college-level STEM study than had enrolled. Paradoxically, the sex differences in the magnitude of relative academic strengths and pursuit of STEM degrees rose with increases in national gender equality. The gap between boys’ science achievement and girls’ reading achievement relative to their mean academic performance was near universal. These sex differences in academic strengths and attitudes toward science correlated with the STEM graduat... keep reading on reddit ➡
First off, I really have no idea on the veracity of anything in my title, just off of pop culture and general cultural diffusion, I got a vague notion that Russian spies are some of the top, and usually British can hold its own. (In a askhistorian post there was a quote about a us spy lies a lot, british lies three times as much, and russian spies lie ten times as much) and there are all the stories (and boogeymen) of russian sleeper agents/cells. I think in a different askhistorian post there was a remark that early US intelligence agencies didnt really know/value the type of information that could be gathered/used (paraphrase) so im curious
Which countries spy-craft was better? How did they develop their craft and were there any cultural differences that helped/hindered the development of intelligence gathering? Are there common practices from a similar source or just using and developing spy craft was pretty similar all around?
Are there any other significant spy operations from o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Stems are submixes of groups of tracks: all of the drums exported as a single file, or all of the vocals, all of the guitars, and so on.
Stems are NOT, and NEVER HAVE BEEN, the individual tracks (kick, snare, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, lead vocal, harmony 1, harmony 2, etc.)
I don't know where this misuse of terminology got started, but it needs to stop. These are not interchangeable terms, they mean very different things and are used for very different purposes.
Using the correct terminology avoids confusion and makes everyone's needs and intents clear. If I ask for stems and receive individual tracks I'm kicking the project right back to get what I asked for.
There's a relatively new program called "Summer STEM Institute." This is their website: https://www.summersteminstitute.org
The program is no more than a money grab.
I'm an undergrad at the same school as two of the founders of this program. Around April, they sent me a message asking to chat about "marketing to high schoolers." I chatted with them for about 15 minutes and it was beyond disgusting what they were trying to do.
Basically, the program charges $6k to $9k for high school students to attend supposed "data science" and "research mentorship" programs. The program is taught by undergrads at supposedly prestigious universities. Here's the truth: these students are only a few years older than you, and they sure as hell are not qualified to teach you. They are the same students who can barely pass their introductory programming class. They're there to make a quick buck in a time of uncertainty and crisis. And even if some of the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just to help bring a little uplift to people, i try to note when not everything is garbage and most of my coworkers aren't sexist type experiences, so i'd like to share with you an amusing (to me) story from today.
At least a handful of my coworkers know that i am the point person for questions having to do with various piece of equipment. Some of them are instrumentation with delicate small parts, finicky software, and a steep learning curve. Some are big, loud, stinky motors, vacuum pumps, and other moving parts that require cleaning grease and oil off yourself after fixing, so it's not like they know i'm only good at specific knowledge that you could argue is still gender-stereotyped.
Today, after helping fix one of the more delicate instruments (HPLC) one of my favourite coworkers came to me clearly agitated that he'd broken a large and expensive piece of glassware, had no idea how to replace, what it was called, etc etc. (If you care, it's the removable Bottom Outlet Valve (BOV)... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am all for more inclusion of black people in STEM, which seems to be the main point of the Shut Down Stem movement. However, on shutdown.com, they say "In STEM, we create technologies that affect every part of our society and are routinely weaponized against Black people."
In every article that has cited this, they have not provided concrete examples of this happening in the current world. Obviously AI and facial recognition could be used to discriminate (the main argument I've been hearing), but that is a fairly small subset of "STEM," and most of those technologies are not that pervasive in the US. Also, I'm unsure how implicit biases, while harmful, are really the same thing as "routinely weaponized against black people."
Edit: edit was deleted by mods because it quotes a statement about covid from the article
Edit 2:to be clear, I don’t think I or Shut Down STEM wants to actually shut down STEM for good. It’s just calling out people in the STEM... keep reading on reddit ➡
Because 🙋🏾♀️ Ya girl is actually v overweight and I just want to be a normal weight for my height. That’s all, just average.
Where y’all at? 👀
You can already guess the point I'm trying to make. You need to know what the hell is going on around you and how the world works in order to have control over your life and not have it in the hands of somebody else, in this case, men.
Women need to get more into STEM otherwise they'll not only lose power even more, but as I said, they'll lose control over their lives too.
You like the things you are good at, and you can get good at STEM, doesn't matter if you were discouraged or were bad at it at school, there are lots of free sources online to learn it from.
Drop that cursed social network that is Instagram, quit it with the selfies and quit it with wasting time watching bullshit IG stories and start to actually take advantage of the huge power technology has given you.
Part of the reason I like drinking so much is because it relieves all of my anxiety. I don’t really feel scared of anything when I’m drunk and I love that feeling. Especially with social anxiety, alcohol is the only thing I’ve found to make it easier for me, and I hate that. Has anyone had any success of dealing with anxiety issues after stopping?
What if, and really hear me out hear: Leveling was based purely on experience from activities and bounties, and there was a set amount of xp player could get per week. And xp would be given from ANY activity.
Furthermore, gear and power level would be separated, allowing players to grind for rolls, stats, etc. separate from power.
This would allow players to level up by playing any activity. Leveling still needs to be in Destiny, of course. But infusion and the constant 50+ power per season has shown that it is being done wrong.
Let me know your thoughts on this idea.
The push to get more girls into STEM fields has given rise to a lot of girls-only STEM competitions, seminars, fairs, etc. As a female with interests in science, mathematics and IT, I don't approve of these projects because I think they do the exact opposite of what they're meant to achieve.
One of the reasons that is given for holding these events is that mixed-gender STEM events are male-dominated and girls will be too intimidated to join in. I think this is pretty silly. If you, a girl, want to be a scientist but you're too intimidated to work alongside boys, you're not going to make it very far in the scientific world because it's still largely male-dominated; therefore you will need to gain confidence and feel comfortable working on science activities with the opposite gender. Participating in single-gender rather than mixed-gender STEM activities will not help at all because the working environment that they create is completely unrealistic and will not prepare you for the real... keep reading on reddit ➡
It is quite easy to imagine why some basic stem irregularities in languages might occurs, e.g. palatalization before palatal endings, the retention of consonants lost in the Nominative, etc. However, the source of certain other irregularities puzzle me. For example, how did the irregular stems of Latin perfect verbs arise, such as do/dare > dedi, and the plethora of Greek irregular verbs (like αγω >ηγαγον; I get the augmenting of α to η but what about the rest?) What about seemingly arbitrary vowel changes, as in the Latin caput, capitis. There are hundreds of more examples, but can someone point me in the right direction regarding the reason for these irregularities, particularly in Classical Greek and Latin?
I think it will be best to introduce him to basic coding at a young age and expose him to the vast applications it can have so if he wants to purse any fields that require coding in the future, he would have the knowledge to perpetuate his own learning. Especially since learning coding at a young age is the most beneficial imo and since classes aren’t provided by his school. However, I’m a rising senior in civil engineering and don’t know much coding myself. Do you guys know where to start and possibly know any other subjects in the STEM field that are great to introduce at a young age?
Edit: I appreciate you all for your insightful suggestions. Of course since he’s 11, his interests are vast and vary much in between. From building with legos, painting, sports, cooking, video games, etc. I am aware there is not one set path to put him on at such an early age. My attempt this summer is that no matter what I introduce, it will not cement a pressure on him to follow a designated “career”... keep reading on reddit ➡
TL;DR: SSI deceives high schoolers that it offers a robust research program. It is only a college consulting program, so do not pay the difference. Check out coursera (any of Andrew Ng's courses), towards data science, and Kaggle if you want to do the research yourself.
I hope I am not too late. You may have seen the other recent post (not mine lol) about legitimacy of Summer STEM Institute, website here:
I would like to confirm that this program is ONLY college consulting.
My background is as follows. I am a sophomore at Stanford again like the founders of this program. I chatted with one of my close friends that is mentoring in this program. The particulars of how these people cushion their morality on this project is despicable.
Again the price of this program is $6k-9k, but here's some numbers you don't know. Each research mentor is paid $4k for 2 some hours of meeting with students per we... keep reading on reddit ➡
Everyone is always loving all up on the crown and I’m tired of it. Yeah, the little green floret things are great, and I like those as much as the next guy, but I’m really in it for the stems. To be clear, I’d rather eat stems with no crowns than crowns with no stems.
Some people throw out the stems when they’re cooking and it absolutely blows my mind — the stems are where all the satisfying bulky crunch is.
Note: this does not apply equally to cauliflower
As if my RNG wasnt terrible enough, after over 3000 resonate stems (maybe more) and doing everything possible im still missing 2 override Frequencys. 1st off....4 stems for every 1 frequency is stupid. 2nd why hasnt the duplication been taken out of it, i mean they're making rng easier for everything else in this damn game and 3rd....just wtf. I have soo put so many wasted hours into grinding for this triumph. I have tried using so many different peoples RNG guides with 0 luck.
Is it possible after 3 years of this that maybe bungie could make its just a tad bit easier to finish?
Am I the only one frustrated with this?