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Old February 29th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #8501 (permalink)
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I agree, our Nexus does quite well when you don't have your dslr. Captured this one yesterday on the side of the road in Newland, NC with the Nexus.


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We haven't had much snow up here in my area this year. A couple of thoughts came to me that I thought I would like to share here as we are getting some snow now.
  1. I love to stand outside and listen to the silence during snowfall. It is different from any other silence I know. I hope other folks can confirm this for me. I can't explain it. It is just peaceful to stand outside for a few minutes and listen to the snow fall.
  2. I just went on an ice cream run for the family, and there is nothing cooler that the star wars effect when you put on your high beams in a snow storm.
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pupkact, did it snow by you today? We got a fair bit today here in Boston; started around noon, though by 7 when I left work it was mostly just raining.
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We haven't had much show up here in my area this year. A couple of thoughts came to me that I thought I would like to share here as we are getting some snow now.
  1. I love to stand outside and listen to the silence during snowfall. It is different from any other silence I know. I hope other folks can confirm this for me. I can't explain it. It is just peaceful to stand outside for a few minutes and listen to the snow fall.
  2. I just went on an ice cream run for the family, and there is nothing cooler that the star wars effect when you put on your high beams in a snow storm.
As much as I dislike snow I will say that I agree with you on the silence. We have a highway that runs behind the house and when it snows hard its eerie how quiet it gets.
Now I'm going to have to try the headlights thing since I understand that!
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pupkact, did it snow by you today? We got a fair bit today here in Boston; started around noon, though by 7 when I left work it was mostly just raining.
I'm in Douglas Massachusetts. It's snowing like mad here.

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As much as I dislike snow I will say that I agree with you on the silence. We have a highway that runs behind the house and when it snows hard its eerie how quiet it gets.
Now I'm going to have to try the headlights thing since I understand that!
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We haven't had much show up here in my area this year. A couple of thoughts came to me that I thought I would like to share here as we are getting some snow now.
  1. I love to stand outside and listen to the silence during snowfall. It is different from any other silence I know. I hope other folks can confirm this for me. I can't explain it. It is just peaceful to stand outside for a few minutes and listen to the snow fall.
  2. I just went on an ice cream run for the family, and there is nothing cooler that the star wars effect when you put on your high beams in a snow storm.

+1 on the unique quiet of the snow and on the amazing look of snow in high beams. Looks like our natural sound and light show has ended for the night here.
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Really? Wow, that's not that far. Interesting. It's almost exclusively rain here now, and mostly finished.

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I think it's unanimous. The quiet of snow is like no other. I love during heavy snow to just lay down and watch it floating down, I think there is nothing more peaceful.
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I wish I had a drift car in the snow or something I didn't care about much so I can sit in a parking lot and do donuts in it. Oh well - snow just becomes a nuisance after its done falling. I'm definitely not partial to it and probably will be moving south of NJ when I want to settle down to leave it behind.

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Really? Wow, that's not that far. Interesting. It's almost exclusively rain here now, and mostly finished.

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Let me just say how much I love Triple A. I went to use my mother's vehicle this morning but it wouldn't start. So I ended up in my own and called Triple A after dinner. Came within the hour and its all better for now.
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Man, it's been a SUPER mild winter here in DC. Today is supposed to be 70! I grew up in MA and really miss the snow. Couple years ago we had a huge snow storm that completely crippled the city for days. Of course, the restaurant never closed .

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Man, it's been a SUPER mild winter here in DC. Today is supposed to be 70! I grew up in MA and really miss the snow. Couple years ago we had a huge snow storm that completely crippled the city for days. Of course, the restaurant never closed .
I remember that one. Pictures circulated around work of the hanger at Dulles which collapsed due to all the snow, damaging a nice collection of expensive business jets, including some of our own. Here's a pic I found:




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Yikes, yeah and a few large business stores' roofs collapsed. Here's an article. It was quite a site to see. I've never seen snow come down this fast and I've spent plenty of time in snow country in NH/VT.
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Good Morning all! The wild weather of last night has moved on and today is projected to be a very pleasant 70. Hope everyone has a great day!
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Going to be 43 and of and on rain here in NJ today.

I like getting up early with the girlfriend - this morning I did all the dishes and cleaned off my desk. Sometimes I get so productive in the morning.
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Going to be 43 and of and on rain here in NJ today.

I like getting up early with the girlfriend - this morning I did all the dishes and cleaned off my desk. Sometimes I get so productive in the morning.
Thanks for the weather report! I hadn't looked yet.
Mornings are evil. Personal opinion only. I have a tendency to get a streak of productive energy around midnight.
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+1 on that. I got the Galaxy Tab 7+ and absolutely love it. Perfect size for a tablet.
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Thanks for the weather report! I hadn't looked yet.
Mornings are evil. Personal opinion only. I have a tendency to get a streak of productive energy around midnight.
I'm still a morning guy from the baker times. Today (since I don't have to go to work until 1pm), I slept in to 6am
Tonight we have our manager's outing. We close the restaurants a whole 1 hour early and tonight we're going bowling. While I love bowling, I don't love being out past midnight and getting up 5 hours later to go to work
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Let me ask you guys a questions. How would you feel if you found out your workplace had provided a list of names, job titles, and salaries for every employee to your local newspaper so they could do whatever they wanted with it?
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+1 on that. I got the Galaxy Tab 7+ and absolutely love it. Perfect size for a tablet.
I've had 2 ~10" tablets and 2 7" ones. I say they almost have two different applications. I love the portability of the Flyer, but I think the Prime just can be more widely used. If you spend the majority of your time reading books or surfing the web, a 7" is perfect. But, I guess I just like the larger screen real estate of a 10" tablet for all my tasks and can suffer the added weight and size to transport.
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I've had 2 ~10" tablets and 2 7" ones. I say they almost have two different applications. I love the portability of the Flyer, but I think the Prime just can be more widely used. If you spend the majority of your time reading books or surfing the web, a 7" is perfect. But, I guess I just like the larger screen real estate of a 10" tablet for all my tasks and can suffer the added weight and size to transport.
Love the 10 inch on the Transformer, seems perfect to me. However, it rarely leaves the house so size is not an issue. I bought it for my husband, he is not a techie. Once I had it set up for his ease of use, he uses it as his main device mostly for web surfing. The larger screen makes the touch everything easier for him and easier for me to see the screen when he turns it towards me and wants to know where what he was looking at went, lol
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I'm afraid that's what the company I work for just got themselves into.
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+1 on that. I got the Galaxy Tab 7+ and absolutely love it. Perfect size for a tablet.
I'm waiting impatiently for that suspected pure Google 7 inch tablet coming later this year...really impatiently...




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I agree with BB, sue them. At the very least, go talk to a lawyer, because I'm fairly certain it's illegal for them to disclose your salary like that, if nothing else.
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I agree with BB, sue them. At the very least, go talk to a lawyer, because I'm fairly certain it's illegal for them to disclose your salary like that, if nothing else.
It's a little bit tricky because I do work for a Federal agency and the newspaper filed the request under the Freedom of Information act. I still do not think that gives them the right to that type of information for every employee of the company. Public officials and highers ups, yes, but regular employees?? No. Complete invasion of privacy.
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Agreed on both points this morning.

I'd definitely see a lawyer first and explain the situation. See what your options are before doing anything too drastic. Why would they do that though? Makes no sense to me - is it a large company?

Also I agree that 7" and 10" are definitely too different markets. I love the 7" as am ereader although I'm sure the 10" is fine at it I feel the 7" is more the size of an actual book. I'm really digging the playbook so far though.

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I'd definitely see a lawyer first and explain the situation. See what your options are before doing anything too drastic. Why would they do that though? Makes no sense to me - is it a large company?
It's a very large company. About 12,000 employees.
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I'm still a morning guy from the baker times. Today (since I don't have to go to work until 1pm), I slept in to 6am
Tonight we have our manager's outing. We close the restaurants a whole 1 hour early and tonight we're going bowling. While I love bowling, I don't love being out past midnight and getting up 5 hours later to go to work
I used to love to bowl, candlepin though, not ten pin. Let's see how many folks know what I am talking about.

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Let me ask you guys a questions. How would you feel if you found out your workplace had provided a list of names, job titles, and salaries for every employee to your local newspaper so they could do whatever they wanted with it?
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It's a little bit tricky because I do work for a Federal agency and the newspaper filed the request under the Freedom of Information act. I still do not think that gives them the right to that type of information for every employee of the company. Public officials and highers ups, yes, but regular employees?? No. Complete invasion of privacy.
I work in local government and my salary is published in the Town Report every year. That gets handed out at Town Meeting and is available year round in the town hall. Its unfortunate, but you get used to it. I should say, it is only gross pay, no tax or deduction information.
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I work in local government and my salary is published in the Town Report every year. That gets handed out at Town Meeting and is available year round in the town hall. Its unfortunate, but you get used to it. I should say, it is only gross pay, no tax or deduction information.
I can see that being unfortunate, but on the bright side, its very hard to be underpaid on an individual basis in that situation. You know where you are relative to your coworkers.

svt - As far as a private government contractor releasing pay info via a FOIA request, sounds like somebody screwed up big time.
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I work in local government and my salary is published in the Town Report every year. That gets handed out at Town Meeting and is available year round in the town hall. Its unfortunate, but you get used to it. I should say, it is only gross pay, no tax or deduction information.
That's the thing though...I don't work in government. Complicated situation.
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That's the thing though...I don't work in government. Complicated situation.
If it's not the government, it's a contractor (although some DOE lab contractors like to think they're the government, they're not).

If it's a contractor, sue them. If there are 12k employees, get in line early.

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It's a little bit tricky because I do work for a Federal agency...
I misinterpreted this statement as you were employed by the agency, sorry.

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That's the thing though...I don't work in government. Complicated situation.
This cleared it up.

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I think my great grandfather told me something about that
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Ahh man...I cannot do that. And of course my fiance is best staying up till 11pm...... I am asleep by 830pm if I am on the couch by then, but will wake up by 4am everyday...regardless of whether I went to bed at 8 or at 11pm....always up by 4. (Used to work as a newspaper carrier for 10yrs as a second job....habit now, but I do my best work after my first cup of coffee in the am)
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Not a contractor, but not really government either. Personally, my job requires a security clearance since I work at a nuclear facility. Other employees do not require such.
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Not a contractor, but not really government either. Personally, my job requires a security clearance since I work at a nuclear facility. Other employees do not require such.
Yeah I just remembered you said you worked at a nuke plant. That is even worse, the company may have just violated homeland security protocols too, it may be much worse for them than just privacy lawsuits...
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Yeah I just remembered you said you worked at a nuke plant. That is even worse, the company may have just violated homeland security protocols too, it may be much worse for them than just privacy lawsuits...
Yeah, I don't know what all they just violated, but I know it violated my privacy.

See what I mean by government but not really now? haha Every other generating facility in the US (as far as I know) is owned and operated by a private corporation. Would never happen there. But because mine was enacted by FDR and still "controlled" by the government, I am a government employee and subject to the Freedom of Information Act???
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Yeah, I don't know what all they just violated, but I know it violated my privacy.

See what I mean by government but not really now? haha Every other generating facility in the US (as far as I know) is owned and operated by a private corporation. Would never happen there. But because mine was enacted by FDR and still "controlled" by the government, I am a government employee and subject to the Freedom of Information Act???
Your situation sucks. First stop would be HR and ask to see your start paperwork. I will lay even money that there is a clause buried in there that you waive privacy. Were you in the purely private sector, I would guess you have a claim for invasion of privacy. I'm just not sure about quasi-government agencies or gov't contractors though.

In the legal world, there are actually websites started by young associates that traffic in salary information. As a youngster, we used to conspire with associates at other firms to make sure we were paid the "going rate."
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Oh well. Guess we'll see what the paper publishes. Nothing to be done now :P
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I've thrown it out there before, anyone else a Top Chef fan? I'm in the middle of watching it (yeah, I know who wins). Thoughts on the finale? I know I'm super happy about who won.
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I love bowling -- actually going to practice tonight.

Bowled for my school in college. I have so many 279's its not even funny -- still can't get that 300 under my belt though. I used to bowl 5-6 days a week in college and sometimes I really miss it.
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Bowled for my school in college. I have so many 279's its not even funny -- still can't get that 300 under my belt though. I used to bowl 5-6 days a week in college and sometimes I really miss it.
My highest was a 189, but that was in candlepin. A good average there is 120-130.
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