Rob P.

Dublin, Ireland

RobPaulson.com

Age: 31

About Me.

Feb
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awarded Notable Question
Feb
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awarded Commentator
Feb
13
comment How can I buy an e-ticket for Netherlands train if I don't have a Dutch bank account?
When I use the Dutch railroad website - I simply select the day I want to travel on. Using the Belgian Railways I'm required to select a specific time. Do you know if the resulting ticket would only be valid for that specific time, or all day?
Feb
11
awarded Supporter
Feb
11
awarded Notable Question
Feb
7
awarded Scholar
Feb
7
accepted Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
Feb
6
comment Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
But the APIS requires the travel document number (expiry date and country of issue for passport). Imagine if one John Smith was put on the no-fly list....a system that keys off name would mean all John Smiths are prevented from flying.
Feb
6
comment Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
@pnuts - But what difference does it make? If they'll let someone call up and change it...or even simply book it under a different name in the first place.
Feb
6
awarded Student
Feb
6
asked Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?
Feb
6
comment Why Does Mike Dislike Walt, But Not Gus?
True - but if Gus just shut up and did his job...no war with the cartel. And Gus wouldn't have ever brought in Walt or even Gale for that matter.
Feb
5
awarded Popular Question
Feb
2
comment Why Does Mike Dislike Walt, But Not Gus?
I'm not disagreeing - but Mike seems to grow very found of Jessie. In fact - Gus bet his entire operation on Jessie's ability to cook meth in front of the cartel. Initially, sure, but by the end of their dealings, Mike still hates Walt. Gus also had quite a few disposable associates, including Victor though. But +1 for your username :)
Feb
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asked Why Does Mike Dislike Walt, But Not Gus?
Jan
23
comment Can I slack off and get a PhD?
@JeffE - No, no, I agree with you 100%. If teaching doesn't excite someone, college lecturer or instructor is probably a bad choice.
Jan
22
comment Can I slack off and get a PhD?
If the work you'd do during your PhD doesn't excite you, the research you'd do as a professor probably won't excite you either. Have you considered becoming a college lecturer or instructor instead?
Jan
20
comment Do recruiters care about seniority titles?
I've seen companies use titles as a low-cost perk. After a salary freeze, they went crazy giving out titles. Everyone was a Senior something. We even had 'Team Leads' that managed nobody. They were just working on some regular sized piece of work, and were given a fancy title. 'Well Bob, we have a salary freeze, but we want you to know we appreciate you. We're promoting you to Senior Coffee Maker!' They also updated their job listing to reflect this. Recent Grads were Senior Developers. It was very silly, but it seemed like a lot of people liked it.
Jan
13
comment In Star Trek - What's the Point of the Transporter Room?
@O.R.Mapper - I suppose it depends on the context. A medical condition that afflicts 1% of the population might be referred to as 'fairly common', but if I correctly predict the Superbowl score once in 100 years of SuperBowls - I don't think anyone would say it is 'fairly common' for me to correctly predict Superbowl outcomes. When I asked the question, I just meant that I could remember seeing it happen two or three times. As a percentage of transporter use (especially in-universe, after all a lot happens off camera that is uneventful) it's probably quite rare). Should I edit?
Jan
13
comment Is an MS in computer science helpful in improving programming skills?
@reirab - Completely agreed.
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