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Are you living life under a Dome?

Posted 06-24-2014 at 08:23 AM by Fortoggie

Will you be watching, Under the Dome? The second season begins Monday on CBS. It’s a compelling concept. A huge invisible dome settles over the town and changes personalities and even the morals of the town’s people. I tend to think that a dome is over most communities and groups of people. Some invisible force hinders their progress. Some people figure out that they are under a constraint of some kind and try to place the blame on: the devil, God or the government all the while it could be...
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Summer Cold, but it's Friday

Posted 06-20-2014 at 07:08 PM by jessxwrites89

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! I caught a summer cold. I noticed on Wednesday after I finished work that my throat felt scratchy and I was coughing. I broke down later in the evening and took an Alka Seltzer, which helped for a little, but I was up all night hacking (and my throat really hurt). The next day I bought the Alka Seltzer for night and I slept well. My parents said I look paler than usual, so I guess I'm an invisible Casper (my nickname as a teenager was Casper because of my...
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ON: Use of Aptitude Tests for Hiring

Posted 06-18-2014 at 05:27 PM by Blondebaerde

(Inspired by C-D Thread: "Ridiculous" test requirements for job applicants, June 18, 2014)

Clearly, employers are "trying" to mitigate risk of a bad hire.

They appear to believe that the more (or to greater depth) aptitude / screening tests dig, the better (more positively) the results correlate with a "successful" employee. Make sense?

I am not in HR, or Industrial Psychology, so I do not have data in front of me indicating...
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Hell on Wheels: the Series

Posted 06-18-2014 at 01:38 PM by Fortoggie

Been using Netflix to watch the AMC, Hell on Wheels, episodes. In building a railroad through Nebraska in 1886 one sees the beast and vengeance left in men after the civil war.
Like so many modern soldiers the war has warped their minds and their spirit. Now trying to work together to build the railroad one cannot find one good decent person in the whole group. There is no trust, bonds of friendship try to develop but more often than not are broke up with a fist fight.
Two things...
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#AccuracyMatters: Zillow's "Coming Soon" Feature

Posted 06-18-2014 at 07:28 AM by dpbarr2000

Zillow is starting a new "feature" that allows agents to post what we in the industry call pocket listings: Properties that are supposedly for sale before they are listed in the MLS.

Pocket listings are prevalent in some markets, and no doubt a lot of buyers see agents negotiating pocket listings on popular real estate TV shows on Bravo or HGTV.

Unfortunately for consumers, pocket listings are full of potential legal and accuracy issues that will add more...
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