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[S2E3] Like We're Any Other Couple



Ghost and Angela embraced their first vacation (and first occasion to act like a real couple) with open arms. They held hands and talked about the future, while stealing kisses and I love yous every second they could. It was a beautiful thing to watch for about 40 minutes, until everything exploded.




[S2E3] Like We're Any Other Couple



We still see only glimpses of the blonde impersonator and her grand plans to strike again. Cracks are set to spoil the pleasant overtones of their relationship. It seemed like the two would finally become the perfect couple officially but it seems like a distant reality.


Heather: OK. So for example, when we're looking at businesses, there's the identity that somebody has as a business person. But they also have all of these other identities. So they have an identity as a community member, as a family member, and then as a member of humanity. And so oftentimes people will segment themselves, and it's common in business for people to say, you know, you really just have to compartmentalize your decisions. But by compartmentalizing our decisions, what we're really doing is cutting ourselves up, and that's really superficial way of viewing ourselves and our actions.


What ended up occurring is that within just a couple of months of the company going public, in June 2020, their lies, not just the commercial but also about a battery that they were developing but hadn't developed yet, and other sorts of lies that they were telling, came out and really destroyed the company. Because the company was no longer trustworthy.


So a lot of their business deals that they had made with other companies started going south. Their shares, which started at $34 in June, and bounced up dramatically just in a month period, completely tanked. And even today, you know, this is like two years later, Nikola survived as a company. But even today when I looked at the recent selling price on the stock sits under $6 a share today. So they were hit very profoundly with this controversy. All because they were trying to sell a dream instead of selling a reality.


You can lack a couple of virtues and maybe still be a virtuous person, and that's debatable. Because some people believe that you actually have to have all the virtues. Could you imagine? To be completely and utterly virtuous...but other people say, you know, you could lack a couple of virtues, but by and large you should have most of the virtues if you're going to be a virtuous person. In this instance he certainly lacked more virtues than what he had.


The philosophy of religion deals with questions about, you know, whether there's a God, how we could ever prove something like that, religious experience, and then different kinds of religions. But it leaves out questions about spirituality. Questions where maybe atheism and theism can both take a perspective that is, a spiritual perspective. We can have a spiritual discussion about our purchases, for example. Or businesses. Things like that. And therefore move philosophy into an area where we're not just talking about ethics, we're not just talking about obligations that we have to each other. But we're talking about really how we impact and contribute to each other's well-being in a very, very deep and significant way.


Hugh and Jack change into bathing suits in the show's most gratuitously female gaze scene to date to find the dagger. It's a collector's piece, just like the ones in Gerald's study. In fact, there's an empty spot, just the right size. Add in that his story about making his mother cocoa and then going to bed is bogus; Kip never heard him in the kitchen that night. Also? There are two dubloons: he'd stolen a second one from the Melbourne museum, which he was desperate to cover up. When confronted, he admits he flipped when his mother said she gave them away. Johnson dropped the box when he chased them down, spilling the coins through the boardwalk slats, and Gerald went nuts and murdered them in a rage.


So it was just a really fun time. Stable, pretty predictable in terms of the technology challenges, but not too much chaos from a macro perspective. I also recollect there's always some things you don't like. The traffic at the time stunk, but otherwise the team was great. And it's not to say my team isn't great now, but there was just a meshing and a teaming that was just kind of one of those super great moments in time.


Yeah, I used to think the world was a super big place and I've learned that it really is not. And it's not because, well, you can travel anywhere, but also, for me, you figure out the people are pretty much wired in a similar way. And for a while there I thought that I wanted to go to a different organization because they just had a lot of appeal to me and I put my hat in the ring and didn't get it and then that organization changed their focus and it was like, oh that's a good thing. I didn't get that. And then I was asked a couple years later to consider doing that change again and ah, my gut just said no, my gut said not a good thing. So I guess the moral of that for me is sometimes things on the surface of it look like they might be a really great move but listening to your gut and kind of checking around and makes it a different outcome.


I've had a number of really good mentors through the years, and I'd say they've been organic mentors in that they've naturally occurred, they've not been sought out like a mentor-mentee relationship. I find sometimes when those things are tried to be constructed unnaturally, they don't work so well. So my mentors have usually been colleagues or managers or just other folks in organizations. I'd say the best pieces of advice that I've gotten have to do with being challenged and taking risks. You really don't get to stand still. If you stand still, the world around you evolves. So effectively as the world around you evolves, if you're not evolving too, you're actually getting behind. So this notion of there's no standing still, you're either growing or you're regressing, came from some of those mentor conversations.


Well, I think being patient to recognize that things are always evolving. So I think for those that may have been in technology a while, you've seen the transition from mainframe to client server. You've seen the transition from disparate systems into ERP is a way to go. You've seen now a transition into a world of composable APIs and best of breed and things like that. So I'd say the advice there is to be patient and have a vision for what success looks like. I used to think that the big cruise ship model was the way to go. In other words, you had these big focus teams focused on the ERP system, whether it was an implementation of the ERP system or an upgrade of the ERP system, but it was kind of like you had the single big cruise ship with these ports of calls and the ports of calls were like Go-Lives.


"Chuck Versus the Break-Up" is the third episode of the second season of Chuck. It originally aired on October 13, 2008. Chuck Bartowski is overcome with jealousy when his nemesis Bryce Larkin (Matthew Bomer), Sarah Walker's ex-lover and partner, makes an unexpected return. Chuck and Sarah's growing feelings for each other are tested when their latest mission requires Sarah and Bryce to pose as an extremely affectionate couple. Meanwhile, Morgan Grimes faces his own challenge at Buy More when he must deal with a gang of bullies, the Mighty Jocks. Led by Mitt (Michael Strahan), these bullies are the employees of a neighboring sporting goods store, and they love to take over Buy More's home theater room to play sports video games.


While the finale of Season 4 of "Star Trek: Discovery" on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) was a disappointing cookie-cutter reproduction of Season 3, only showing the most marginal evidence of improvement from the previous season, Season 2 "Star Trek: Picard" on the other hand has already shown massive improvement over the previous one and we're only three episodes in.


Well, as of right now, it looks like the power grid is sort of coming back up and power is being restored. But it's been a rough couple of days, starting around the 13th of February, this freak winter storm caused power generation to fail all types of power generation to fail in the state. But when this kind of piqued our interest, whenever we started seeing notices that, you know, some government officials and some prominent folks on the news, were saying that, due to the failure of a handful of wind turbines, that's what brought down the entire Texas grid.


And also as part of this, we start to see, you know, we we think about the power grid infrastructure and its infrastructure we don't really think about, except for maybe when we're looking out the window or walking down the street, and we see a power line, we really don't think where our power comes from. We don't think how the grid actually operates. We don't even probably most people have not heard of, ERCOT before, which is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. They run the power grid, but no one had heard of them before. But now it's sort of common everyday language of Well, what does ERCOT say today? This is similar to like, in our conversations about COVID. There are all these medical terms and understanding virus transmission that were not part of everyday language, but due to the pandemic. And now due to this combination of a natural and sort of manmade disaster, then these sort of infrastructure and unknown regulators start to pop up into everyday language.


That's not the full story we really get between the 13th and the 18th. Right? By the time the 18th rolls around. This is just yesterday, we've got a bunch of fact checking stories coming out. We've got some think pieces and feature stories on like Washington Post in New York Times that are all trying to provide a more nuanced explanation for why power was lost in Texas. It you know, we don't have to go through all of it. But it's like a cocktail of frozen gas pipelines, non weatherized equipment, deregulated grid and an isolated grid that can't really borrow power from anywhere else. Plus a freak winter storm. Add up all those things up together, and we've lost power. By the 18th, you know, it's basically there's been the response to that initial rumor that you identified, which is I'm going to set wind power versus fossil fuels. And we're going to say that the deficiencies of renewable energies like wind power, this is the problem. 041b061a72


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