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Y2HH

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About Y2HH

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  • Birthday 08/16/1975

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    Shermer, IL

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  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    The knowledgeable baseball discussion...
  • Favorite Sox player
    None of the Above
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Who cares, KW will trade them for Everett. :D
  • Favorite Sox moment
    -> 2005 <-
  • Favorite Former Sox Player
    Pods, Konerko, Kittle

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  1. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Hindsight is always 20/20 in a fickle market -- take a look at Apple for reference. There have been plenty of instances where their stock takes a short term hit because they "only" sold 70 Million iPhones instead of 70.12 Million. Then a year later the stock is at an all time high on nothing more than lessened expectations... Disney easily could have plummeted because fickle traders were expecting 12 Million subscribers instead of the reported 10 Million. Give it time, you'll have plenty of more opportunities to buy it when investors decide to make predictions Disney cannot possibly meet, and then when they don't there will be a massive short-term sell off by plebs that don't understand they're being scammed by these analysts.
  2. Y2HH

    Job Thread

    My first language was Basic (Commodore 64), and later Pascal, C, C++, and last but not least, COBOL. Of course, prior to graduation I had fallen into an IT Tech Support/Jr. Infrastructure/Network job and never actually programmed a damn thing after I graduated ... but my original degree was in programming. From memory, the only way I can describe COBOL to people is like literally telling the computer, "PRETTY PLEASE MULTIPLY THIS DATA FIELD BY THIS DATA FIELD AND GIVE ME THE ANSWERS TO EACH INDIVIDUAL ROW IN A VERY NEAT METHOD." Obviously I'm exaggerating, but it was like trying to speak write programs based in pure English to a computer.
  3. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    I mean, granted, it's Disney, so it's not like they'll miss the money, but you're obviously an adult with means. You should go out of your way to support art/movies/video games you actually enjoy, versus pirating them like you're a high school kid without the means to do so. I was a big software pirate at one point in my life -- so much so that I was listed in e-mags (of the time) of being one of the top software "traders" in the world. That sort of happened out of what started from necessity -- I simply couldn't afford anything, so I went looking for it in unscrupulous places -- but it blew up into what it became ... which in hindsight was pretty stupid. That said, as an adult with means, if a program, game, movie or television show comes out I actually enjoy, I pay for it now ... because I can, and those that put in the work to create it deserve to be paid accordingly.
  4. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    The buster was one of the primary reasons I visited this site -- I still use it to keep up on Sox news, etc., just as I did back then -- but the Buster was where I actually posted and took part in the Soxtalk community. Not all conversations were civil, but overall, they were better than 99.9999% of the Internet in general. While I didn't always agree with everyone here, I at least respected their opinions, and they tended to come from a well-thought line of reason. Compare that to the comments section anywhere else on the Net -- including practically any Reddit thread -- and you'll see the stark difference in what we had here with the Buster, vs what's available out there. I wish they'd bring it back.
  5. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Sorry for calling you cute ... won't let it happen again ... cutie pie. ❤️
  6. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    I never said you weren't free to like it, love it, or even declare it as the best movie ever made... I simply didn't care for [most of] it ... until the end anyway ... the ending may be one of the best sequences in the entire franchise. Not sure you were aware of this, but the world you live in is full of diverse opinions.
  7. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Granted, this is subjective because it's opinion, but I wouldn't call them any of them "good" considering the story they inherited and the amazing things they could have done with it. Force Awakens was okay at best ... Rogue one was meh, the final five minutes was awesome ... Solo was meh ... Last Jedi was flat out dumb as hell considering they squandered one of biggest "returns" in sci-fi history ... My opinion/scoring system of those above movies is like this: Empire was exceptional. If Empire was exceptional, at BEST, Force Awakens (arguably the best of the newer movies) was just okay in comparison. Like I said, it's cute how hopeful you continue to be.
  8. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    It's almost cute how hopeful Star Wars fans continue to be despite 57 movies in a row of near total suck interspersed with "moments" where things are just about to get really good, and they find a way to fuck it up.
  9. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    They probably didn't need your services anymore after they closed the 'Buster ... since your full time job was basically suspending me for being right all the time.
  10. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    Why don't you have it?! I'd have found it funny if I came back here today and found out I'd been suspended. lol
  11. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    Don't worry so much about it -- back when they had the Filibuster here, I'd get suspended a few times a year, but they kept letting me return for more.
  12. I think WWE is feeling the heat, from the newfound competition from AEW to the ever sinking ratings -- WWE officially announced Paul Heyman as executive director of RAW and Eric Bischoff as executive director of Smackdown. Hard not to be excited about the state of wrestling ... it just feels like another golden era is upon us.
  13. Y2HH

    Job Thread

    On this topic, I think the WORST thing a manager can do is make their employees feel like prisoners at the workplace. All that does is create turnover and give people incentive to move on when they gain the skills necessary to do so. Building a solid team is much like building a baseball team -- you need those core players, but then you need to fill in the gaps around them. If you ride your core players into the ground, they'll burn out and move on, the idea is to continually elevate people -- and fight for them for things such as raises or promotions -- in order to keep the team together for as long as possible. Yelling at someone for clocking in 5 minutes late despite the fact they always get their work done is a good way of telling everyone that works for you to get the hell out the second they can. And they will.
  14. Y2HH

    Job Thread

    I've never understood that sort of "set schedule" mentality in most jobs outside of retail or places with set "open" hours. I mean, when it comes to a job where an office or store is only open certain hours, it makes sense you'd have to be there during those hours -- but for other jobs where there is no official "open/close" time, I don't get the point of micro managing people. The bottom line is, are they getting their work done? If yes, then leave them alone. If not, okay, there is a discussion to be had and expectations to be reset. One of the advantages (and disadvantages) of IT work is for most jobs, there doesn't tend to be a start/stop time. It's an advantage in that you tend to come and go as you please, so long as the work is done, however, on the downside, it could potentially mean working long off hours during times of maintenance, etc.
  15. Y2HH

    Job Thread

    I've worked in IT Security for years, and I'm not sure if it's just our area of the IT business, but we kind of come and go as we please. Lunch is never timed nor are arrival or departure times. Remote work is okay once or twice a week, etc. It was like this even when I worked at my previous jobs, such as at Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hinda Incentives. In the past fifteen years or so, I've not had one manager breathing down my neck about when I show up, leave, or how long I take lunch for...and I'm not sure I'd be able to accept that anymore. I recently took a position at Coyote, which seems pretty damn fun so far. :D
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