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  • 2 months ago · Quote · #621

    corrijean

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #622

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    Those of you who are going to be out and about after dark during the next couple of evenings please be careful. I see that the full moon is out and the " Lunatics " may be on the prowl ( yes some of the loonies are affected by the full lunar orb, at times ).

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #623

    Joseph-S

    corrijean wrote:

    The bacteria rule the earth.

     

      I've never heard of the Global Bankers referred to as bacteria before, but if anything, I would've thought they would be considered more like a virus.      :P

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #624

    corrijean

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    Those of you who are going to be out and about after dark during the next couple of evenings please be careful. I see that the full moon is out and the " Lunatics " may be on the prowl ( yes some of the loonies are affected by the full lunar orb, at times ).

    The moon was beautiful last night. I was out and about when it was rising.

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #625

    corrijean

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #626

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    I gather that Goole receives close to 50,000 applications per week ( yup per week ) from people who want to work there. So if you are trying to get in with Google there might be a bit of a wait until they send a reply back to you.

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #627

    corrijean

    Wow. I wonder how many employees they have. Maybe I should google it. :)

    I have watched some youtube videos of people Google has brought in to give talks (SGU plus some famous authors). It would be pretty neat to work for a place that brought famous intellectuals to you in the hope it would bring you some sort of indirect benefit (curiosity and critical thinking, perhaps?).

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #628

    cabadenwurt

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    The other day there was an item on the radio about a " imaginary artist ". Yes this lady imagines that she is doing a painting or a sculpture and after a while says to folks " Ok there it is, my new work of art " ( no I'm not making this up  lol ). She had a show a few days ago and when some people claimed that there was no art to see she said that you must imagine the art. She even sold a couple of imagimary pieces at $35k each. Perhaps the police will ask her to imagine some fraud charges ? 

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #629

    ivandh

    That reminds me of another fella who created a book containing  biographies of imaginary artists, but the art was real enough. I wonder how art appraisers will decide if those imaginary pieces are authentic or not.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #630

    cabadenwurt

    ivandh wrote:

    That reminds me of another fella who created a book containing  biographies of imaginary artists, but the art was real enough. I wonder how art appraisers will decide if those imaginary pieces are authentic or not.

    Thanks for the post Ivandh, I had not heard about that fellow. One thing that bothered me a lot is that I can't seem to find people who will pay $35k for an imaginary painting, I do have a good imagination  lol.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #631

    AlCzervik

    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    The other day there was an item on the radio about a " imaginary artist ". Yes this lady imagines that she is doing a painting or a sculpture and after a while says to folks " Ok there it is, my new work of art " ( no I'm not making this up  lol ). She had a show a few days ago and when some people claimed that there was no art to see she said that you must imagine the art. She even sold a couple of imagimary pieces at $35k each. Perhaps the police will ask her to imagine some fraud charges ? 

    I'm in the wrong line of work.

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #632

    AlCzervik

    corrijean wrote:

    Wow. I wonder how many employees they have. Maybe I should google it. :)

    I have watched some youtube videos of people Google has brought in to give talks (SGU plus some famous authors). It would be pretty neat to work for a place that brought famous intellectuals to you in the hope it would bring you some sort of indirect benefit (curiosity and critical thinking, perhaps?).

     

    It's a smart move. Google hires bright (mostly young) people. A seminar with another intellectual (or, innovator), may open a door, and, if you work for google, whatever you discover probably belongs to them when you're in their employ.

    If I were in IT, I would go to all seminars. If I had an idea that I thought may go somewhere (read: $), I wouldn't tell anyone. I might start my own business.

  • 10 days ago · Quote · #633

    cabadenwurt

    AlCzervik wrote:
    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Thanks for the info Corrijean.

    The other day there was an item on the radio about a " imaginary artist ". Yes this lady imagines that she is doing a painting or a sculpture and after a while says to folks " Ok there it is, my new work of art " ( no I'm not making this up  lol ). She had a show a few days ago and when some people claimed that there was no art to see she said that you must imagine the art. She even sold a couple of imagimary pieces at $35k each. Perhaps the police will ask her to imagine some fraud charges ? 

    I'm in the wrong line of work.

    --- Thanks for the posts AlCzervik.

    Yes I understand the feeling, years ago when I was very young I imagined that I was very talented but then reality set in.


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