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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2015, 08:44:09 AM »
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2015, 01:25:27 PM »
Agreed.  :(
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2015, 02:10:13 PM »
The problem is that this is Easter weekend.
I don't think I can get time off from work either. Which means I would have to get back by the night bus on Sunday and go to work Monday morning, after failing to sleep on the bus again. Did it last year and it sucked balls, and I had Monday off!
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2015, 07:17:12 PM »
What?  "Regular" Easter is the previous weekend; do you or your city/province/employer/other observe Orthodox Easter?
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 10:37:31 PM »
HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS :fu:
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 10:32:06 AM »
As the above was TOO OBLIQUE A REFERENCE FOR THE FORUMITES TO SHOWER ME WITH LOVE AND/OR JOY, I have to ask... who else is attending NECSS this year?
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2015, 08:24:01 PM »
HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS :fu:


Okay...now what?



As the above was TOO OBLIQUE A REFERENCE FOR THE FORUMITES TO SHOWER ME WITH LOVE AND/OR JOY, I have to ask... who else is attending NECSS this year?


Wait, what?  Words fail me.  You are a tease, sir.  I'm there.  Henning says he is.  Candleshoe and her mister are coming all the way from Texas.  Belgarath will be around for dinner on Saturday.  Drunken Idaho is...trying to get his shifts changed (not a euphemism).  Random poet is going into the seminary, apparently.  Anyone else?  Remember, registration fees increase 25% at the end of this week.

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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 08:57:59 PM »
Shazbutt.

An abrupt shift reassignment means I'm now supposed to work that Friday and Sunday.  >:(

Can this be re-negotiated?
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2015, 01:06:05 PM »
As the above was TOO OBLIQUE A REFERENCE FOR THE FORUMITES TO SHOWER ME WITH LOVE AND/OR JOY, I have to ask... who else is attending NECSS this year?

Hey, I offered to shower you with love and/or joy, and you were all "that's sexual harassment" and so on.
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 01:24:16 AM »
Shazbutt.

An abrupt shift reassignment means I'm now supposed to work that Friday and Sunday.  >:(

Can this be re-negotiated?

Tried today; no dice. It's a long, complex, rage-worthy reason and there's fuckall I can do about it.
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2015, 07:39:22 PM »
Oh man, I don't want to miss any of this, but that means either booking another night at the hotel ($$$) or getting on a bus at 6:00 on Friday morning (urgh).  Well, I should be able to be there in time for the Friday afternoon sessions, anyway.  I think.  Fewer buses run in the middle of the day.  We'll see.


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Science-Based Medicine: Beyond Integrated Medicine, Steve Novella
Chiropractic: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be, Harriet Hall
Integrative Medicine: Integrating Cow Pie with Apple Pie, David Gorski
How Acupuncture “Works,” Mark Crislip

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Panel: The Placebo Effect, All SfSBM Presenters
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Science-Based Medicine Jeopardy, All SfSBM Presenters

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Mastermind: Mastering the rational thinking of Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
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Re: NECSS 2015
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2015, 12:44:07 AM »
Jesus, they're staying laaaate on Sunday night, too. Well, if it makes you feel any better, and I am not sure why it would, I'll be missing most of Sunday's stuff myself. OH WELL.
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