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There are no 'I am better than everyone' people there, and anyone who does things like that gets knocked down pretty quickly, as the people working the group are very strict on not having such an attitude towards others.
I think one of the big problems that our ACM office had (I wasn't a member) was that there actually were people that were better than everyone else, at least on an academic/programming level.
There were a couple kids in particular that I can think of that were amazingly smart, but were complete douches about it. They viewed everyone else in the department as stupid, even though every single one of us was an intelligent person, otherwise we never would have been accepted into the department.
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Well, we do have people who have various strengths, but Ivy Tech in general discourages this kind of 'I am the MASTER! Everyone bow down to me or be thrown to the depths-of-Hades' kind of behavior. The college wants to create an equal learning environment for everyone, and they are doing a rather nice job at it.
True. It was colder last week, and I didn't see any frozen people then. I saw homeless under the expressway under what looked like 50+ pounds of blankets (stacked about 4 feet high). The news reported that a few old people died of hypothermia, though, I don't think they were homeless, but they probably had their heat turned off / forgot what month it was / wanted to die.
Exactly, I've only chipped my elbow and hit my head pretty hard. Over the holidays, an old high school friend broke his back in 3 spots on just one step. It is absolutely insane how much momentum you can fall with when there is very little surface friction.
We just got hit by a couple of days of cold weather with the lowest temperature around 5°C (41°F) last night and 3°C (37°F) tonight. I know it is not the same as what you are experiencing, but I am currently in our house in Baja, right by the beach. There is a strong wind blowing in from the ocean and it seems like it comes straight through the walls of this 60 year old house with no insulation, no built-in heaters and single pane glass. It is not a whole lot of fun going to the bathroom in the middle of the night on days like this .
Fortunately it looks like it will be warming up again starting Wednesday.
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