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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by mamselle on August 08, 2022, 01:27:05 PM »
Wonder what would happen if you dropped off a couple of octopuses in their office in the dead of night...

Sorry, unworthy thought...

M.
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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by FishProf on August 08, 2022, 01:24:57 PM »
It's good MFP is handling this and not me...
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General Discussion / Re: Reddit vs The Fora
« Last post by bacardiandlime on August 08, 2022, 01:08:26 PM »
I am a Reddit user but I don't use the r/professors section.
I have no idea whether the people posting on Reddit are profs (though some have flair giving their type of institution and role, I don't believe any of that is verified). The fora always had a very different vibe for me, partly that I was sure people were academics (nobody could stumble onto this from another discussion, as is the case on Reddit), and I had a strong idea of who at least some forumites were in real life. Reddit I have no clue, and I'm a bit more wary.
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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by Langue_doc on August 08, 2022, 12:58:39 PM »
That's awful, Fishprof. My sympathies.

I'd say that the behavior of the hematologist was the straw that broke the camel's back. Lots of other problems there too!

Definitely.  A perfect storm of incompetence, indifference, and/or inattention.

The Hematologist just approved the surgery - today.  Of course, the approval was for LAST Wednesday, so not so helpful.  Still needs to approve for the 22nd.

Don't you wish you had something handy to use on their heads?
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General Discussion / Re: The Venting Thread
« Last post by FishProf on August 08, 2022, 12:54:22 PM »
That's awful, Fishprof. My sympathies.

I'd say that the behavior of the hematologist was the straw that broke the camel's back. Lots of other problems there too!

Definitely.  A perfect storm of incompetence, indifference, and/or inattention.

The Hematologist just approved the surgery - today.  Of course, the approval was for LAST Wednesday, so not so helpful.  Still needs to approve for the 22nd.
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General Discussion / Re: Herd your cats here
« Last post by the_geneticist on August 08, 2022, 12:39:31 PM »
Is it hard for old man kitty to get in the boxes?  Maybe one with a low clearance would be appreciated?
You didn’t happen to move the litter box or change litter brands or anything else?  Pooping outside the box usually means kitty is feeling unhappy (medically or other reasons).
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General Discussion / Re: What does Fuel Cost in your Neighborhood?
« Last post by clean on August 08, 2022, 10:16:10 AM »
$3.17 today!  Down from $3.24 a few days ago. 

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General Discussion / Re: What have you read lately?
« Last post by apl68 on August 08, 2022, 10:00:58 AM »
I should've added this:
https://www.amazon.com/Around-World-Books-David-Damrosch/dp/0593299884/ref=sr_1_1?crid=17C6SPTM7GISI&keywords=around+the+world+in+80+books+david+damrosch&qid=1659839085&s=books&sprefix=around+the+world+in+80+book%2Cstripbooks%2C68&sr=1-1
The book has black & white photos and archival images throughout.

I had tried to check the table of contents on Amazon and it wouldn't work.  I guess that was due to our flaky internet access that day.  This morning it worked fine using your link. 

Let's see...I've read 18 items on that list, and sampled several others.  Others I know by reputation (in some cases a reputation for unreadability), and still others are a first for me.  Interesting to see at least one graphic novel there.  And some items that are actually great fun to read.  Damrosch is probably never going to be selected to be on the Newberry committee....
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