Rob P.

Chicago, IL

RobPaulson.com

Age: 32

About Me.

Aug
22
comment How should a non-native English presenter respond to a question they did not understand?
I've seen a lot of speakers who will mention that English is not their first language when asking someone to repeat themselves. Many (most?) native English speakers only know English, pointing out that English is your 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th...) language gives people with genuine questions an opportunity to rephrase using more common words. And if someone is using difficult expressions 'on purpose' it'll remind them that you're language skills are likely to be superior to their own.
Aug
21
awarded Notable Question
Aug
16
comment Interviewer reaction to question at end of interview
Reminds me of the car salesman asking, 'What can I do to get you into a car, today?'
Aug
13
asked Get Alerts With Remote Desktop In FullScreen/All Display Mode?
Aug
10
awarded Necromancer
Aug
4
awarded Popular Question
Jul
31
accepted How do I programmatically tell if a client machine has the Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 as a valid provider?
Jul
29
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
25
awarded Famous Question
Jul
25
awarded Nice Question
Jul
23
awarded Autobiographer
Jul
15
comment What are the chances of faked work experience being discovered? What would the impact on potential employment be if it was?
@keshlam - I'm certainly not saying or implying that people at different companies never talk to each other.
Jul
14
awarded Good Question
Jul
12
comment What are the chances of faked work experience being discovered? What would the impact on potential employment be if it was?
@keshlam - You're presumption is false. While I'm not advocating being dishonest, I believe I'm correct in stating that you don't need to continue a lie forever. Lying about work history certainly doesn't prevent you from never having any references....someone could lie about a position and still use references from other jobs, especially more recent jobs, or use references not related to the lie. Again, not advocating lying, but lying doesn't mean you have to continue lying forever or not using references.
Jul
1
awarded Notable Question
Jun
24
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - If that were the case, a comment would be required in order to downvote. That doesn't appear to be the case here. If anything, I'd argue that 'decent people' would avoid instructing others how to vote. If you can't see who downvoted, the intent of the site creators is that it should be anonymous. Trying to guess/track down down-voters that you disagree with and then convincing them to vote otherwise seems....inappropriate. The site doesn't facilitate you to do those things effectively; probably for good reason.
Jun
23
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - Cogent criticism is not a requirement for downvoting, as far as I know.
Jun
23
comment What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?
@Relaxed - I've removed my comments. I enjoy arguing on the internet as much as the next guy, but I don't think either of us are improving the answer.
Jun
10
comment What is the difference between marinara and spaghetti sauce?
Interesting - I'm finding a lot of conflicting claims. Wikipedia says 'However, pasta served with meatballs and tomato sauce are found in southern Italy and are documented earlier than the American version'. But plenty of other sources say otherwise. Probably getting off-topic, my apologies.
Jun
10
comment What is the difference between marinara and spaghetti sauce?
I thought Spaghetti and meatballs were from Italy
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