[-] TempermentalAnomaly 5 points 17 hours ago

I'm very much the same way. Sales people are just give me hints of what not to trust and usually fold under any sustained inquiry about their product. Skilled sales people know when to turn me over to their subject matter expert. We get to geek and I actually learn a thing or two about their product and, often times, the state of the industry.

One of the things the above post doesn't include are the people who championed her. Between Elliot Barnathan, the cardiologist whose lab she was initially hired into, to David Langer, the resident who was able to get her a job in neurosurgery department, she was lucky enough to have someone who could do the hype while she did her work brilliantly.

In the publishing world, a great editor can recognize the genius of a writer, give quality feedback, and protect them from the moneyed interests.

I don't know if I'd call these people hype men, as they were so much more than hype, but they definitely hype the genius of the patronee.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 31 points 2 days ago

Is it possible for your partner to get a job with health insurance while you get your business up and running? If not, the ACA website, healthcare.gov, is your best option. When filing, you won't declare your income from when you had a job. Try to make your best guess. If needed, claim it to be $0 and then plan on paying it back when you file your taxes using the 1095-A.

If you don't have an accountant, get one. Talk to them before leaving your job. They know the ins and outs of these things. They should be one of your first trusted advisors. If you don't know how to pick an accountant, read Small Business Cash Flow by Dennis O ' Berry.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 2 points 3 days ago

Alight, alright. Now why don't you make like a tree and get out of here?

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 5 points 4 days ago

They would also stuff it with herbs to help alleviate the pain and catch anything that might cause stains.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 4 points 4 days ago

I'd go back in time and give my younger self a sports almanac telling him to place bets with it.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 3 points 4 days ago

Imma gonna start correcting people with "It's whom'd we get the letter from?" Feathers ruffled, hackles raised.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 8 points 6 days ago

CW: Content Warnings

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 3 points 1 week ago

I think the distractions are partially a user issue and partially a company issue. Companies make their programs noisy with notifications by default that I only change it once I've found it annoying. They also make their program so bloated that they are slow to load and execute. By the time the app loads, I've lost my flow and now the tool is a nuisance. My mind is already cluttered. I don't need tech to slow it down.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 8 points 1 week ago

I want those things and I want a phone that's easy to use, doesn't constantly advertise to me, and is more of a helpful tool than a distraction.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 1 points 1 week ago

Thank you for writing that up! Much appreciated.

[-] TempermentalAnomaly 7 points 1 week ago

It’s tough because they are all very nuanced issues, every decision has trade offs, makes things better in one way worse than another.

This is one of the major truths of adulthood that keeps on coming up over and over again. The other is how do you know that some really knows what they say they know without investing time, money, and mental power into meeting them and knowing the basics of the subject all while being humble enough to know you don't know shit about it.

I'd love to hear your top points of what actually needs to happen.

17
submitted 2 weeks ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
[-] TempermentalAnomaly 17 points 2 weeks ago

Why doesn't she have a sign that says "Stop genocide in Palestine"?

7
submitted 2 weeks ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
32
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/wizards

Usually it's Friday night... Sometimes I go out Thursdays though.

5
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
4
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
5
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
5
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon
6
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/politics

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14210696

The two percentage points of vote share that Mr Trump has gained since 2020 come from three sources. The largest group is people who supported Mr Biden last time, but are now undecided, backing minor candidates or not planning to vote, who outnumber those making the same shift from Mr Trump’s camp. These voters account for 0.9 points of Mr Trump’s two-point improvement. Undecided former Biden voters are slightly younger, more likely to be black or female and less likely to have attended college than repeat Biden voters.

Mr Trump also enjoys an edge among people entering or returning to the major-party electorate. The share who say they did not vote for either him or Mr Biden in 2020 but have now settled on Mr Trump is 3.7%, slightly above the 3.3% who are choosing Mr Biden. This group adds another 0.3 of a point to Mr Trump’s tally.

The final group, swing voters, is the smallest but also the most impactful. Because people who flip between the two major-party candidates both subtract a vote from one side and add one to the other, they matter twice as much as do those who switch between a candidate and not voting at all. Such voters are rare—just 3% of respondents fall into this category—but Mr Trump is winning two-thirds of them. With 2% of participants shifting from Mr Biden to Mr Trump versus just 1% doing the opposite, swing voters contribute a full percentage point to Mr Trump’s two-way vote share.

The most intriguing pattern in YouGov’s data, however, is probably an equally powerful factor that has nothing to do with ideology. Compared with committed partisans, swing voters are vastly more likely to have children aged under 18: 47% of those flipping from Mr Biden to Mr Trump and 40% of those switching the other way are currently raising children, compared with 22% of repeat Biden voters and 19% of consistent Trump ones. And once the effects of race and parenthood are combined, the disparities are striking.

8
Preview Post and Spoilers (self.boostforlemmy)
submitted 1 month ago by TempermentalAnomaly to c/boostforlemmy

When writing a comment, you can preview it. I didn't see this feature when making a post.

Also, spoiler markdowns weren't rendering in Boost when I tried using the menu insertion. I've seen other posts and comments with spoilers, so I'm not sure what's happening.

23
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by TempermentalAnomaly to c/news

The two percentage points of vote share that Mr Trump has gained since 2020 come from three sources. The largest group is people who supported Mr Biden last time, but are now undecided, backing minor candidates or not planning to vote, who outnumber those making the same shift from Mr Trump’s camp. These voters account for 0.9 points of Mr Trump’s two-point improvement. Undecided former Biden voters are slightly younger, more likely to be black or female and less likely to have attended college than repeat Biden voters.

Mr Trump also enjoys an edge among people entering or returning to the major-party electorate. The share who say they did not vote for either him or Mr Biden in 2020 but have now settled on Mr Trump is 3.7%, slightly above the 3.3% who are choosing Mr Biden. This group adds another 0.3 of a point to Mr Trump’s tally.

The final group, swing voters, is the smallest but also the most impactful. Because people who flip between the two major-party candidates both subtract a vote from one side and add one to the other, they matter twice as much as do those who switch between a candidate and not voting at all. Such voters are rare—just 3% of respondents fall into this category—but Mr Trump is winning two-thirds of them. With 2% of participants shifting from Mr Biden to Mr Trump versus just 1% doing the opposite, swing voters contribute a full percentage point to Mr Trump’s two-way vote share.

The most intriguing pattern in YouGov’s data, however, is probably an equally powerful factor that has nothing to do with ideology. Compared with committed partisans, swing voters are vastly more likely to have children aged under 18: 47% of those flipping from Mr Biden to Mr Trump and 40% of those switching the other way are currently raising children, compared with 22% of repeat Biden voters and 19% of consistent Trump ones. And once the effects of race and parenthood are combined, the disparities are striking.

2
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon

This was the most exciting traffic to sit in yesterday. I knew it was coming, but surprising it was already happening. I almost hit a person going westbound coming down from the 84/82nd overpass and into the unlit, blind curve. He left his shopping cart and saved himself. But the next car behind me had to sweep into the opposite lane. Thankfully, no one was on the road.

Now there'll be a traffic calming circle and crosswalk. Hopefully, they add some street lamps and a flashing light for when people want to cross.
Halsey Street Safety Project

Fingers crossed that they do something for the 205/84 exchange overpass. That light at 92nd is like people are lining up for a drag race.

8
submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by TempermentalAnomaly to c/portland_oregon

Wow... So many Eastside joints. Not complaining, but surprised nonetheless. With so many great spots to get a bite, its not surprising if they left something off the list. I was surprised to not see Apizza Scholls. Its been a while since I've been, but I always consider them to be pizza royalty. And then choosing Rose VL over Ha VL is odd to me. But cool. Who do you they left off?

view more: next ›

TempermentalAnomaly

joined 7 months ago