What's outraging you today?

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  • Thu, Jan 17, 2019 11:30 PM
    posted by iclfan2

    This might be foreign, but I don’t get MM for million. Like wtf do you need 2 Ms for?

    I think it's to be used in the case of multiple millions. 

     

    Eg. 

    1M

    2MM

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 11:48 PM
    posted by O-Trap

    I think it's to be used in the case of multiple millions. 

    LOL, no.

    "M" is the roman numeral for thousands.

    300M = 300,000

    300MM = 300 million.

    But in practice most people use "k" for thousands, and "M" or "mm" for millions.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 12:31 AM
    posted by gut

    LOL, no.

    "M" is the roman numeral for thousands.

    300M = 300,000

    300MM = 300 million.

    But in practice most people use "k" for thousands, and "M" or "mm" for millions.

    I wasn't exactly committed to that.  It just seemed to be how I'd seen it used.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 8:23 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    I wasn't exactly committed to that.  It just seemed to be how I'd seen it used.

    Torched.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:18 AM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Torched.

    Apparently.  Damn.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:32 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    I think it's to be used in the case of multiple millions. 

     

    Eg. 

    1M

    2MM

    No, its used as a mathematical term.

     

    one "M" is 1000, so MM is like 1000x1000 or 1 million.

     

    The "M" for 1000 is slowly going away and toward "k" which is basically metric. (km=1000m).

     

    As a combustion engineer, natural gas flows/energy will always be MMBtu/h (million british thermal units per hour). 

     

    Gut is right, the original "M" came from the idea of M for Roman numerals is 1000. Roman's didn't have a letter for a number bigger than 1000, so a million had to be improvised, which is why we use MM.

     

    https://www.accountingcoach.com/blog/what-does-m-and-mm-stand-for

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:34 AM
    posted by jmog

    No, its used as a mathematical term.

     

    one "M" is 1000, so MM is like 1000x1000 or 1 million.

     

    The "M" for 1000 is slowly going away and toward "k" which is basically metric. (km=1000m).

     

    As a combustion engineer, natural gas flows/energy will always be MMBtu/h (million british thermal units per hour). 

     

    https://www.accountingcoach.com/blog/what-does-m-and-mm-stand-for

    Huh.  I learned something new today.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:41 AM

    Not really outraging me but still something I hear about sometimes and it baffles me. My coworker and I work night shift. She was telling me the other day how her boyfriend, who is also the father of her 2 year old daughter doesn't like being around the little girl for more than a few hours at a time. My coworker will get off work around 0730am, go home and wait for the girl to wake up, feed her, then she gets to lay down for a few hours before her boyfriend will want her to wake up and resume taking care of the daughter. Can't believe how disinterested (and inconsiderate to their spouses) some people can be with their kids. Maybe the boyfriend is secretly Tiernan. 

     

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:51 AM
    posted by Spock

    First off, tenure doesnt exist anymore.

    Secondly, how would you like to be evaluated  on how other people do?

    Third, we have huge requirements on a yearly basis on professional development.  I am sure that most college grads arent required to continually take college courses to stay employed.

    fourth......what you call a salary isnt what a teacher brings home to live off of.  After retirement, taxes, benefits.....no teacher brings home more than 60% of their salary.  Its more like 45%

    Lastly, is being an educator the most important job in our society.....yes it is.  You think you would want the brightest and best.  Paying them scraps doesnt do that.

    Sure is the schedule nice, yes it is.  

    1. Your description of being evaluated on how other people perform is a description of any job that has EVER managed a single other person. On top of that as an engineer, my bonus/pay is affected every year by how my whole group does, not just me. So you did just describe most degreed professionals. Teachers are finally just getting this applied to them, we have been dealing with it for decades. Congratulations.

    2. If anyone wants to progress in their career past an entry level position they do have to take classes, work on a MS, MBA, etc. It isn't a REQUIREMENT, which I do feel or teachers there, but if you want to get any promotions you will take classes.

    3. Your complaint about how much goes to taxes/retirement/benefits/etc is laughable. Just because teachers just recently had to start putting their own money into these things and can now see how expensive they are, doesn't mean the rest of us haven't been dealing with it for decades.

     

    4. Teachers aren't paid scraps, pretty much ONLY teachers believe this. A typical worker in the US has 2 weeks vacation and gets about 10 holidays. Thats 20 days off of the 260 weekdays. 240/185 is 1.3. So a typical professional works 30% more time/days than a teacher, so add 30% to your salary to get an idea if you are paid fairly. And yes, professionals work 50-60 hour work weeks so don't give me the "we have to grade papers at night" crap.

     

    5. You teach dodgeball, not that important in the grand scheme of things. If you taught math or science I would agree with your "one of the most important careers" statement.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 10:52 AM
    posted by Spock

    No....no i didn't.  Other jobs dont evaluate on an individual basis how well their co workers do and then apply that to their evaluation.

     

    100% incorrect, have you ever had a degreed professional job outside of education?

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 12:47 PM

    I gave the Gillette ad a second view, and I still can't figure out the part that upsets people.  I even tried breaking down the actual commercial, and I'm not sure where anybody gets the idea that it was even implied to brush all of the male population with the toxic masculinity brush.

    Having said that, I also enjoy the response ad put out by watch company Egard Watches:

     

     

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 5:26 PM

    I anticipate Quaker will be starting a "Buy Egard Watches".  If its half as good as his boycott of Gillette, Egard should be a Fortune 10 company by Q4 2019.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 7:26 PM

    I’m outraged that we are still losing brave young men to dumbass deployments in the Middle East. Syria, Afghanistan, the fuck.

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 7:40 PM

    I checked weather.com forecast last Sunday and they were predicting 5-8 inches of snow Saturday and another 1-3 saturday night. All week the local guys are like "lol you cant predict snowfall totals this far out the system is still out in the pacific and hasnt crossed the rocky mountains yet we have to wait until at least thursday guyz." Here we are Snowmageddon eve and what's predicted for tomorrow? 6-10 inches. 

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 8:23 AM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    I checked weather.com forecast last Sunday and they were predicting 5-8 inches of snow Saturday and another 1-3 saturday night. All week the local guys are like "lol you cant predict snowfall totals this far out the system is still out in the pacific and hasnt crossed the rocky mountains yet we have to wait until at least thursday guyz." Here we are Snowmageddon eve and what's predicted for tomorrow? 6-10 inches. 

    i am sitting here literally laughing at the fact that they were talking about a minimum of 8 inches.......It looks like all rain to me.  

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 9:16 AM
    posted by Spock

    i am sitting here literally laughing at the fact that they were talking about a minimum of 8 inches.......It looks like all rain to me.  

    Can't wait to revisit this in 12 hours. 

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 11:22 AM
    posted by Spock

    i am sitting here literally laughing at the fact that they were talking about a minimum of 8 inches.......It looks like all rain to me.  

    It is not rain. 

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 12:05 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    It is not rain. 

    wall of rain north of Dayton

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 1:03 PM
    posted by Spock

    wall of rain north of Dayton

    Are you aware how weather works, in relation to latitude? 

    Sat, Jan 19, 2019 1:14 PM
    posted by ernest_t_bass

    Are you aware how weather works, in relation to latitude? 

    Probably as aware of that as he is as to how the world of employment works. And as this thread shows, he's a real champ at that!

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