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6:35 PM
Is Writing.se trying to get itself banned from the HNQ? "How can you humanize infanticide?"
 
 
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8:35 PM
@Hosch250 thanks for the heads-up. I edited the title; if you see a way to make it better, please do!
 
@MonicaCellio Good edit.
@dot_Sp0T Nope. We are all very dead.
 
@Green thanks.
 
@MonicaCellio Also, Hi! It's been a while since we talked last.
 
@Green yeah, I need to visit Factory Floor more. Things have been busy. How're you?
 
9:21 PM
@MonicaCellio I'm waiting on an offer letter for a cloud architect position and my permanent residence application to Canada has been approved. Things are looking up.
 
@Green nice! Good luck on the former and congrats on the latter.
 
@MonicaCellio Thanks!
 
Are you in Canada now, or do you have to do this before you can go there?
 
@MonicaCellio Nope, still in Boston.
@MonicaCellio It's easier to apply outside Canada than from inside. Also, I can keep working in Boston till everything is finalized in Canada. There's still some paperwork to figure out but I don't think it's a huge deal.
Anything new with you?
 
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Q: Why doesn't this other question get closed for asking what to write?

user57423And again, I don't understand why a question that clearly asks for brainstorming help on what to write doesn't get closed. Please explain the site rules regarding "what to write" in sufficient detail for me to understand them. Thank you.

 
9:36 PM
Hi @Amadeus
 
Hello. I saw this on the side bar, I was just wondering what was being discussed.
 
@Amadeus Well, this room is pretty quiet but the Worldbuilding main room is pretty lively.
I don't come here very often myself.
 
@Green oh, you're in Boston? That's where most of my company is. (Well, "company" in the sense of "coherent unit that used to be a company but is now part of a much larger company", but I don't really think of the parent as my company.)
 
@MonicaCellio I am! (Well for a little while longer.)
@Amadeus Some sites have really active chats and some don't. This one doesn't.
 
10:18 PM
@Green Good luck on the cloud position. I may have to learn something about that, someday. Been lucky so far!
 
@Amadeus If I get the position, in 6 to 8 months, I'll be exposed to pretty much everything the cloud has to offer. No one can know everything since 'The Cloud' is too large and changes too fast to stay on top of everything.
At the most basic, The Cloud is someone else's datacenter. Reality is that lots of things change when you can spit up an entire datacenter's worth of servers and networking hardware in a few minutes.
 
@Green I'm familiar. PhD in CS, MS in Mathematics. I was a dually appointed professor to CS and Mechanical Engineering, for a year in my life. Currently a research scientist, but not involved in cloud computing.
 
@Amadeus Have you done much with finite element simulations? I'm working on a person science project where I heat up hydrogen to at least 3000K (among other things).
personal science project*
 
@Green I did those for fluid dynamics back in college, as part of the math curriculum. I haven't done any for some time; I am mostly into statistical science now, which feeds into machine learning applications, for government clients. I have heard of several learning algorithms designed for the cloud.
 
10:42 PM
@Amadeus Machine learning in the cloud is a HUGE thing but I haven't touched it yet myself.
My project combines plasma physics, compressible fluid flow, electromagnetic standing waves and chemistry.
I like to swim in deep waters.
 
11:06 PM
@Green I thought water (deep or not) was incompressible!
 

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