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Help out Abm0raz

Em Emalb (452530) writes | more than 9 years ago

Technology (Apple) 14

there's text here, but only cause I'm lazy.

Go see his journal for details.

there's text here, but only cause I'm lazy.

Go see his journal for details.

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14 comments

For those that don't know... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 9 years ago | (#12518433)

It's spelt Amb0raz [slashdot.org] .

Damn... (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 9 years ago | (#12518452)

I spelt the link right, but not the name "Abm0raz" would be right :-P

Re:Damn... (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12518552)

you are correct sir. I spelled it correctly in the body text, but not the subject.

I'll fix it.

Danke.

I just bought him gift sub to /. for a grad gift (1)

Cy Guy (56083) | more than 9 years ago | (#12519127)

I know it doesn't help his immediate situation much, but I hope he feels it meant as the sing of support it is meant as.

Meanwhile - I'll try to keep my eays ope for anything in the P'Burgh area - - canyone have a link to to his resume/CV?

Wait!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12519492)

I had a question!!!

Why don't you just foe him for the day and re-post?

But that wasn't my question. I'll post that where appropriate.

And in the meantime, how do I fix this damn Ctrl key on my computer? Squirt managed to pull it off last week, and I can't get it clicked back down all the way. It's fucking annoying.

....Bethanie....

Re:Wait!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12519539)

No, but really, if you're truly in the mood to answer questions, why not come spend the day with Kiddo? She's got plenty.

Among those from the last 5 minutes:
  • Why do we have a shower on the sink faucet?
  • Why did you use the shower on the sink faucet?
  • Why did you get out another can of pineapple?
  • Why do we need a big cup?
  • Why did you use a wet washcloth to wipe off the counter?
  • What smells bad?
  • Can you get me a fork?
  • Why can't I have a straw cup?
  • How is pineapple made?
  • Why does it grow in a field?
  • Why does it grow in Hawaii?
  • Why does Hawaii have a tropical climate?
  • Why is it near the Equator?

And they're STILL comin'!!!!

....Bethanie....

Re:Wait!!! (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12520487)

He did that shit last time too. I'm chalking it up to a failed attempt at humor, not ill-will. It was easier to just delete the whole thing this time before it got started. To the rest of your comment:

I've been helping my wife direct a play for the past two months.

There's 22 kids aging 5-17 in it.

1 of the kids is border line retarded and another is pretty slow.

I'll pass.

The borderline retarded kid has a habit of walking up to you talking while you're in the middle of a conversation, plus he wanders off when you try to give him direction. His mom is super obese and she's homeshooling the little terp. She's also not smart.

I feel sorry for him, but at the same time, I really really wish they'd drop the fuck out of the play. If his inability to interact with other kids becomes a serious detriment to this play, there's a very good chance I spike his orange juice with ritalin...every fucking day.

The only good thing? They aren't my kids. I only have to deal with them a couple times a week. Thank God. Of course, this means I'll probably be blessed with a retarded kid of my own someday, just out of spite. :)

Re:Wait!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12521002)

I mean "foe" him as basically just change his status so he can't junk up your journal like that. Just for the day. Not 'cause you really don't like him (I, for one, think he's a great guy) -- it's not personal, it's just a way of defining the boundaries. I think it would only take once for him to really get the message that it's just not funny.

As for the kids -- a 1:11 ratio is pretty hard to deal with. I'm not sure what the mom's obesity has to do with anything, but I sure can relate to homeschooling parents who really seem like they're not very well-equipped for the job. Fortunately, for every one of those I know, there are 50 homeschooling families (again, that I know) that are better than 90% of the teachers out there.

I might consider researching specific techniques to work with developmentally delayed kids. There's probably something that involves getting down on their level, ensuring that you have eye contact, having them repeat directions or sing them or something that will help him focus long enough to receive the message, process it, and retain it.

And no, spite would not be blessing you with a retarded kid. Spite would be blessing you with a kid JUST. LIKE. YOU.

But maybe just a touch smarter. :-)

....Bethanie....

Re:Wait!!! (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 9 years ago | (#12521244)

I'm not sure what the mom's obesity has to do with anything,

Obese, lazy and not smart. Obesity and an active life style are usually not the norm. Granted, there are exceptions.

There are pros and cons for homeschooling. I don't believe she's up to the task. It is probably for the best, as her child would be picked on mercilessly were he in public schools though. Obviously not my call, but I have observed her and her child for almost 2 months now.

For normal kids, I see nothing wrong with public schools. They teach that life isn't fair. :)

As far as the trying to get to his level, I don't know if that's possible. Like I said, he's borderline. Not stupid, just not quite all there. So far, the only thing that gets him to behave is the threat of him having to go tell his mom he's misbehaving. It's not an everyday thing, last night was really trying though. Not that I showed it, but I wanted to punt the little fucker. I feel sorry for him, I really do. However, I'm not there to babysit, I'm there to backup the wife and help direct this damned play.

Re:Wait!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12523084)

As far as the trying to get to his level, I don't know if that's possible.

Heh. You're overthinking it. :-)

I meant physically. Down on his level, looking him right in the eye. Ensuring that you have eye contact and focus.

I just wanted to call you on the obesity stereotype. Fat =! stupid, and that's all there is to it.

....Bethanie....

Re:Wait!!! (1)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 9 years ago | (#12521523)

How is pineapple made?

Simple: you scrape it off some fantastic pizza and glue it together.

Re:Wait!!! (1)

NeMon'ess (160583) | more than 9 years ago | (#12525503)

I'm just glad she cares to ask. I have no real idea, but I wonder if stereotypical jocks and cheerleaders as young children don't ask those questions?

Re:Wait!!! (1)

Mantorp (142371) | more than 9 years ago | (#12520443)

for the Ctrl key, don't you have another one on the other end of the keyboard?

Re:Wait!!! (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#12520769)

Nope. It's a laptop.

And even if it weren't, it'd be worth fixing, just on principle.

....Bethanie....
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