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US Court Tells Microsoft To Stop Selling Word

Burgundy Advocate Re:Eh? (403 comments)

Exactly my point.

more than 5 years ago
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US Court Tells Microsoft To Stop Selling Word

Burgundy Advocate Yup, that's an infringement y'all... (403 comments)

Anyone else stop reading after they saw "a judge in a Texas court"? I'm not a Microsoft fan, but this is getting ridiculous.

more than 5 years ago
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What Did You Think Of The New Star Trek Movie?

Burgundy Advocate Re:missing option (592 comments)

Scotty dies. There, now you don't have to go see it!

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*ducks* just kiding!

more than 5 years ago
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Is a $72.5m Opening Weekend Enough For Star Trek?

Burgundy Advocate Uh... yes. (820 comments)

Yes. Considering the last movie didn't even break even and we're only a few days in, this is fan-fucking-tastic for a trek movie.

All us dorks can rejoice ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Bacteria Could Help Stop Desertification

Burgundy Advocate Uh (218 comments)

Does this sound uncomfortably like ice-nine to anyone else?

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook's New Terms of Service

Burgundy Advocate Well gee... (426 comments)

I guess I'll stop backing up my code to "My notes".

more than 5 years ago
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Do Nice Engineers Finish Last In Tough Times?

Burgundy Advocate I used to feel like this (613 comments)

But think I started valuing *myself*.

Look, there's quite a difference between being assertive and being an ass. Being passive and being nice is also not the same.

Communication skills are very important in the modern company. I don't care who you are---the days of the lone wolf are long gone, if they ever truly happened in the first place.

Be willing to stand up for yourself. Treat others with respect, and take pride in your work. Make sure others know who you are and your value.

It's not backstabbing. It's healthy human interaction. And it'll lead to you having more respect higher up and among your peers.

The nice vs. mean question is a false dichotomy, and being strong doesn't have to imply you're an ass.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Shuttle Replacement's Problems Are Worsening

Burgundy Advocate Half full (344 comments)

The Ares 1 rocket's design remains too weak for the proposed Orion Spacecraft.

There, fixed that for ya.

more than 6 years ago

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