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    • RvB Season 16 - episode 1 discussion

      3 hours ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Gonna bullet point this list to make it easy to read through:

      - Who are the new alien lifeforms watching over the reds and blues? Have the always been with them since the gulch?
      - What happened to Donut? Whatever machine the evil blues made - it's somehow distorted space and/or time for Donut specifically. He seems to have been transported somewhere else, or he's not in "our dimension" anymore and exists beyond it.
      - Grif's constant badger of how we're not doing any adventure, we're NOT. He's so adamant about it that it's clearly a way to draw the hard cut comedy that RvB is known for. I love this
      - I like how they started the episode almost as a direct continuation from the previous one. It was a little jarring at first, almost like I accidentally hit fast forward a minute at the beginning, but now that I reflect on it, it works nicely. Don't think I'd change it.

      - Doc doesn't get a vote - lol
      - Who are the other aliens that seem to be watching over? The giant guy sitting on what I assume is a throne - that's the one I'm talking about here. Are they the same as the glowing orbs of light? Doubtful since the one orb refers to the one sitting as some sort of higher being or the same being of a higher caste/authority. 

      - Were these the beings that created the keysword for Tucker, who wrote the prophecy about "The Great Destroyer"?


      Great episode, great start to the season! Lots of new questions

    • I wonder when the site redesign will include a community redesign?

      2 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I WONDER >.>




      >.>




      Please redesign the community site XD

    • Should I stay or should I go now? When to re-evaluate your job and start looking

      4 weeks ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      As a few of you know, I now work at Indeed.com in their San Francisco office. I was hired with a team of 7 other recruiters, a recruiting coordinator, and a sourcer to compliment an existing Sr recruiter on site. In the short time I've been here (3 months), we've lost our Sr Recruiter, another new recruiter, our sourcer, and our on site coordinator. We're about to lose another coordinator in Seattle and another recruiter in San Francisco (most likely) to Google. And I can't blame the person who's leaving for Google - it'd be about a $30k pay increase, full time, with benefits, at one of the best places to work at on the planet. I even advised her to take it, even if it would hurt the team, because I know it would do so much for her career long term. 

      Oh - and we lost our VP of HR.


      So now I'm sitting in a team meeting with 4 of my coworkers and we're talking about how we're not sure of our own position here. We have no job security really - we're all contractors. We have no manager here on site for 3 months still and upper management is frantically looking to put someone on site. Same thing for the coordinators. 


      I like the company, I like the division I get to recruit for, but man is everything else just so batshit crazy. Here's to hoping things calm down in a month or two, otherwise I'll have to look for a new role. So sick and tired of doing that.

    • Guess who's not coming to the Untied States? International Students. This affects you too

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Cutting and pasting from an article on Forbes. I've been preaching this shit for years about how we need to make it easier for international students to come to the US and stay, while also increasing US based enrollment in STEM fields in colleges through advocacy and awareness.

      Full text of article, emphasis mine in bold. Full URL here https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2018/03/02/guess-whos-not-coming-to-america-international-students/#b2e5d6a3c3e7

      International students are America’s “golden goose.” They provide billions of dollars to the U.S. economy every year, subsidize the education of U.S. students and are a key source of talent that  help make American tech companies the envy of the world. So why is the Trump administration trying to drive away international students? More important, is the administration succeeding? New data suggest the answer may be “yes.”


      A recent National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) found that “The number of international students enrolled at U.S. universities declined by approximately 4% between 2016 and 2017. The study notes, “The number of international students enrolled at the graduate level in science and engineering fell by 14,730, or 6%, between 2016 and 2017, which represented about half of the overall drop in international students.”

      In what could be a significant development, much of the overall decline in international student enrollment is due to fewer individuals from India studying computer science and engineering at the graduate level in 2017. “The number of international students from India enrolled in graduate level programs in computer science and engineering declined by 21%, or 18,590 fewer graduate students, from 2016 to 2017,” the NFAP analysis found.


      Indian graduate students in computer science and engineering at U.S. universities are a key source of talent for U.S. companies. The decline in their numbers may relate to concerns about working after graduation. Those concerns may be tied to Trump administration policies to make it harder to obtain H-1B visas, administration proposals to eliminate work authorization for the spouses of H-1B visa holders, and the long waits for Indians to obtain employment-based green cards due to the per-country limit and low annual quotas.

      Another more direct worry is the Trump administration has published its intention to restrict the ability of international students to work after graduation on Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows for 12 months of work for students. OPT in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields allows for an additional 24 months of work. Educators say OPT makes a U.S. education more practical and “real world.” U.S. employers say the time on OPT improves the chances they can obtain H-1B status for an international student.

      Recall that an H-1B visa is typically the only practical way for an international student to work in the United States long-term. However, the annual H-1B quota has been reached for 15 straight years. Companies note they often need two or three attempts before gaining an H-1B for an international student, which means the end of Optional Practical Training, or its curtailment, could make it impossible for many international students ever to work in the United States – and that may be the goal of key Trump administration officials.


      A bill introduced in December 2015 by then-Senator Jeff Sessions and Sen. Ted Cruz would have, in effect, prohibited international students from working in the United States after graduation. The bill eliminated Optional Practical Training and required anyone without a Ph.D. to work outside the U.S. for 10 years before obtaining an H-1B visa. The bill imposed such extreme conditions that even those with Ph.D.’s would have been unlikely to get a visa.

      Trump immigration advisor Stephen Miller, who press reports indicate controls most of the administration’s immigration agenda, is a former Sessions staffer. Individuals who worked for organizations or Senators with animus toward international students and employment-based immigrants also fill many other key executive branch immigration policy positions.


      As noted in previous columns, "merit-based migration" in the Trump administration means fewer immigrants, not making it easier for any actual high-skilled foreign nationals to immigrate to or stay in America.


      Research has shown a positive connection between international students and U.S. student enrollment. “At the graduate level, international students do not crowd-out, but actually increase domestic enrollment,” according to a study by economist Kevin Shih. “Foreign student tuition revenue is used to subsidize the cost of enrolling additional domestic students.”


      We can see this in real-time, as a lower number of international students at some universities have already resulted in budget cuts and fewer course offerings for U.S. students. “Just as many universities believed that the financial wreckage left by the 2008 recession was behind them, campuses across the country have been forced to make new rounds of cuts, this time brought on, in large part, by a loss of international students,” reported the New York Times in January. Wright State in Ohio, for example, eliminated programs for Italian, Russian and Japanese after international student enrollment declined.


      About 90% of U.S. universities have a majority of international students among full-time enrollees in graduate level computer science and electrical engineering. If the number of international students in those fields declines significantly, then there will be fewer such programs available for U.S. students. Moreover, professors who rely on graduate students to conduct research are likely to relinquish their positions and pursue employment at companies, reducing the role of U.S. universities as a center of basic research.


      In 2015, 81% of the full-time graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities in electrical engineering and 79% in computer science were international students, according to the National Science Foundation. If U.S. companies can’t hire these talented individuals in the U.S., then they will hire them outside the United States (or their competitors will) and take complementary jobs that U.S. workers could have filled along with them.

    • Baby steps - not the literal kind

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I suffer from high anxiety. This is probably not a surprise to anyone reading this - I've posted about my depression and high anxiety for years now. I find that sometimes committing words to paper (or in this case, 1's and 0's to the internet), can be therapeutic. Not that I expect anyone to give me words of encouragement or even advice, but that sometimes just writing your thoughts and feelings down helps make sense of them. Or, in some cases, just allows you to express what you're thinking and feeling into a semi-empty hole. 

      The tough part about anxiety, and specifically my anxiety, is that I don't like doing things that I "have" to do. This stems back years and years, wayyy back into elementary school even. I never liked doing something because someone else expected it or I was told to do it. I always wanted to do things for myself because I wanted to. Sounds like I was a giant pain in the ass, but for the most part I didn't cause trouble as a kid. I loved math and science, so teachers would see that and try to cater to it. So much so that as a kid they'd have to bribe me with math worksheets to get my spelling worksheets done. I loved math so much that it was a bargaining chip.


      But I'm not a kid anymore. I'm an adult, and adults have a lot of expectations of them. My mind has trouble balancing all of the things traditional adults are expected to do. It's why I absolutely refuse to have kids of my own. I can barely take care of myself as it were, no way I can take care of someone else. I've had to try and learn ways of coping with the stresses and expectations of everyday life. Some of those steps involve talking with like minded peers for work related issues. For home, I try a personal friend or family member. But for issues of "the self" - there's few I feel like I can connect with. I mean, how do you talk about your own issues to someone that isn't you? Better - how do you talk about them to someone who doesn't even come close to the spectrum of being able to empathize?

      I've got a laundry list going for me
      - Recovering addict (this is permanent, for the rest of my life)

      - PTSD

      - Depression

      - High Anxiety

      - Autism

      How many autistic addicts with PTSD do you know? How many are even emotionally capable of a conversation? There's not exactly meetups for people like me, because I don't have just 1 issue - I have many. I need a many issues meetup.

      What's worse is that because my life has been a constant mish mash of moving across the United States, I've never retained friends throughout my life. No one I would consider a strong friend has known me for more than a few years at best. Sounds super emo I suppose "no one knows me!". Ugh. I'd rather not have the association with being emo, but I get how feeling alone with no one to empathize can further isolate ones emotions and feelings. 


      The best advice I can give for anyone in the same situation as me is just this - baby steps. Baby step like you've never done before. Celebrate every small victory, even if it's just with yourself. I think back hard on all of the things I wish I could have emotionally in my life and the one thing I keep coming back to is "I would love to have the adoration and pride of those who care about me". The best way to do that is to be proud of yourself first. I guarantee that if you start celebrating every small victory you get, and be proud of yourself, that slowly but surely you'll move those baby feet. You'll take those steps and others will acknowledge you. But you need to keep moving.

      Keep moving forward

      I'll never forget you Monty. Your legacy lives on in all of us.

    • I'm wearing my Geoff shirt today!

      1 month ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      It's my favorite shirt! I love the design(s) on the Geoff line, and I also LOVE how long it is! 

      Oh - and I also work for Indeed.com :-)

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      I'm kind of a fatty - 225 at 6'1" (it used to be 285), and I've allllways had issues with shirts feeling like they're sails hoisted on the mast of my torso. I've always had to pick up XL and 2XL because shirts were never long enough, but then there's all this extra fabric flowing around and it wasn't flattering. I carry my weight well, so I can fit XL shirts easily, however most XL's don't run long on the torso. As a consequence, I get my belly creating a little overhang of t-shirt fabric and I get SUPER self conscious about it. 

      Geoff shirts? Not a problem. They're longer than any other shirt I've owned, form fitting, comfortable fabric, good designs. Seriously, if you haven't already tried one out - I highly recommend them. 

      I plan on buying a ton more and expanding my shirt collection to include a lot more of Geoff's line. If you're curious to see yourself, please check it out here!

      https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/the-geoff-collection

    • School shooter got dumbo ears

      2 months ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      They better keep him in a cell or else he'll fly away from prison

      And if you're upset at that joke - and not upset at the lack of mental healthcare access and ease of access to high powered semi-automatic rifles - then get your fucking priorities in order. Comedy, even bad comedy, should be the least of your issues.


      I had some schmuck old lady fire off at me on Facebook after that comment like "how could you?!". Easy, I type the letters to make words and hit "Enter". What, is making fun of a MASS MURDERER TOO SOON?

      God I fucking hate over sensitive people. It's compounded when they're not even upset over the right things.

    • Comprehensive changes in the US

      2 months ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      Haven't we had enough already?

      No more thoughts and prayers - enough of that bullshit non-action behavior. We need real, comprehensive change and as long as lobbyists for the NRA are allowed to do their thing, we'll never get peace and school shootings will continue to happen. How many kids need to die before members of congress finally move?

      Here's a list of shit the US needs to get done to join the rest of the civilized world

      End lobbying
      End gerrymandering
      Make election day a national holiday or on a weekend or both
      End primary process for presidential election - have it all be on the same day like how the general election is.

      Pass meaningful gun control reform

      Make healthcare a national right

    • My other dog is also super cute

      2 months ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      I forget sometimes that the RT site has gotten smarter over the years and that copy/pasting the picture URL usually works.


      First doggo - George. He's a Jack Russel/Chihuahua mix, with some pointer? He has pointer behavior sometimes.


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      The other is Suki - an English Bulldog that is super tiny. She's only 38 pounds! Most English bulldogs run from 50-80, sometimes even 90-100 lbs for the larger ones. Because of that, and because she still has her tail, she's extra cute and everyone loves her

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    • My dog is cute

      2 months ago

      borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      See profile picture - my dog is cute :D

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    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      1 year ago

      Holy shit I have comments on here from 12 years ago

    • Raf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Raf

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the friend request!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        1 year ago

        Thank you for accepting! :-)

    • Zailee

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • TheBay

      4 years ago

      thanks for accepting the request! and congrats on the FU! smiley0.gif

    • ItsJamie

      4 years ago

      Grats

    • Dame

      4 years ago

      ~ Merry FU Day!! ~ smiley13.gifsmiley7.gif

    • mesowhite

      4 years ago

      Congrats on the FU!!

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      4 years ago

      Happy FU! :)

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      4 years ago

      FU? Cheers!!!

    • Derek

      4 years ago

      Happy FU!!!!

    • MissBlue #0000FF

      4 years ago

      HAPPY FU!! :D

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        YAYYY!!!!!

    • Dani FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Danimals

      4 years ago

      happy FU day! smiley0.gif

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • MrVash

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hey there you :)

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I get up at 6 to get ready for work. MWO is super fun though, you should try it if you can, f2p.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I've heard of that game, but I've never actually played it. Dang, that suckssss. Do you have to be up super early?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        I am playing a little Mechwarrior Online before I go to bed. I work in Fremont but live in Tracy, so my commute's a bit rough.

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Just playing Minecraft. How about you?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Not too bad. What're you up to at this near midnight hour?

      • JazzyBellz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I'm alrighty and yourself?

      • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

        5 years ago

        Why hello there! How're you?

    • general08

      8 years ago

      Woot, on at same time.

    • evilcherry

      13 years ago

      what is up with everyone and the amazing music and T.V. shows at this place? lol, p.s. love the pics

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Happy New Year!

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      I REMEMBER THAT!! lol

      that was so funny when i first saw that, where did you get that from?

    • SmartSphinx

      13 years ago

      14y4qu

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      Okay wait, is your friend Sean a lesbian? If he isn't, how the heck am I supposed to help him out? :insert surreal icon here:

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      no problem, just hit me up on AIM, or email me at ryanfurlong@sbcglobal.net

    • dyskrasia

      13 years ago

      I'm a week late, but thanks for the hair compliment...I don't know if I thanked you already, but thanks again.

    • LiquidHavoc

      13 years ago

      wow, another guy from Tracy Ca
      I wonder if we ever crossed paths in the West Valley Mall

    • Show

      13 years ago

      take it easy on insulting the regulars... not a good way to establish yourself... Quazz recently got back from Iraq, so he deserves all the respect in the world... take it easy on the flamewars overall.... just get a bit more low key

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      where exactly in the basement to you go? Because there's like 3000 topics down there, a name would narrow the tedious search down a little

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      13 years ago

      Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

      I gave you +3 for having enough sense to realize that in my journal. Fucking Rock! You sir look like a level headed individual. I try to rally the few of those we have struggling through these forums and direct them to the Basement where we only stupid for amusement. Rest assured, we can hold a good conversation if necessary and overall I think it's more fun in there... I suggest you head down and check the place out. Good to have you on the forums. Yo

    • borisof007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HR Manager, Engineering

      13 years ago

      not bad, yourself?

    • lenny

      13 years ago

      hey im lenny hows it goin friends??

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