I've been an annual subscriber to the NHL and MLB services for 4 years. The NHL service has been awesome, the MLB service has quite a few problems and I find myself constantly wishing the MLB people would just do things the way the NHL does.
The NHL removes commercial breaks, MLB leaves them in. The NHL player has a way to skip 10 seconds forward or back - MLB player only does back. But the worst, the MLB streams constantly get stuck and then the stream jumps back to the beginning of the game. Then I get to start hunting for where I was.
Uhh, I guess Rogers GameCenter Live was a bit different. Rogers gave customers a free access for the whole season, which resulted in ads still being there.
I've actually had the same issues happen in GameCenter Live. Lots of glitches, laggy, and the quality was horrible, the actual game was much smaller than the full screen.
One annoying issue was when I wanted to watch the game well after it had started, or even after it ended but didn't want to know the score. I always had to put my hand over sections that showed the score until I pressed the "Hide score" button and then always quickly forcing it to start from the beginning instead of mid way through so I wouldn't see the score.
He's right and throwing up "Continental Western European" as an answer really emphasizes that your picture of Europe isn't in line with reality. You are saying the cultures of Spain, France, Germany (and many others) is all the same? That doesn't make sense. And then you lump up the Balkans and others as if somehow that's another group with a single culture?
kryptiskt is right and not nitpicking. You are trying to take widely diverse people groups and lump them all together based on a general ignorance of the places you are talking about.
It makes less sense if you've lived here. Then you ought to know "European Culture", "Continental Western European Culture" and so on are nonsense labels. It would be like talking about North American Culture.
He mentions the book Crucial Conversations. I had it given to me in October and it has impacted my life more than just about any book I've read in the last few years. It really is quite good.
I had a tendency to come into tense or emotionally charged situations with a pretty simple process. First I would decide if I really cared. If I didn't, I would just keep quiet. If I did really care I'd fight to win. Crucial Conversations has helped me to see how many more ways there are to speak up more often and more effectively.
I read it for work but I was so impacted by it in my personal life that my wife and daughter ended up reading it and it has had a huge impact in my home as well as my workplace.
I know this sounds like an infomercial - but I'm in no way associated with anyone related to the writing or selling of the book. I just really appreciate it as a resource.
I used to have dogs, I love dogs, but I moved to a small apartment and I didn't want to get a dog.
My girlfriend likes cats, so we picked up a stray from a local shelter. And she is a lot more affectionate than I had been led to believe cats were.
Hair IS a big problem though. Smell is much less of a problem than a small dog in an apartment (I might be biased, but I haven't had anybody tell me anything about smell. I should double-check with people I trust though).
I've been in 80 foot swells on a Nimitz class carrier - tossed it around like nothing. Dented the bow all in - and did some other damage. I realize this is quite a bit bigger but I think you underestimate what the ocean could do to it.
We got caught in a rather bad storm working our way from South Korea back to Alameda. We were in a rush to get back as their had just been a bad earthquake in the bay area and a lot of people had family there.
I went through a period of time where I thought I wanted to teach. I took it as far as completing a 1 year education program that would allow me to be seek certification at the end.
The article has a paragraph that describes my experience perfectly:
"American education schools are often derided as overly theoretical, inscribing an arcane vocabulary about education and few real skills for delivering it. But these institutions actually teach a hollow and decidedly anti-intellectual brand of theory, as many critiques of education schools have concluded. Future teachers receive a warmed-over set of homilies about preparing “the whole child” and “student-centered learning” (with the requisite homage to philosopher and education theorist John Dewey) instead of a serious intellectual initiation into the subjects in which teachers will have to instruct students."