Rob P.

Chicago, IL

RobPaulson.com

Age: 32

About Me.

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accepted How do I programmatically tell if a client machine has the Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 as a valid provider?
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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
15
awarded Notable Question
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
Jun
10
comment "You were not selected, but we'll keep your contact in our database"
@Formagella - While maybe generally true, I think that depends on the country. I work in Ireland and while there is a public health care system, many companies offer private health insurance. Health benefits are still a big consideration for many job seekers.
May
22
comment Is the UK 'Cycle to Work' scheme worthwhile?
Similar system here in Ireland. Maths work out on paper, but in practice I was unimpressed. The 'scheme provider' shop I had to purchase from charged more for the same bike I could find elsewhere. And, naturally, they didn't sell any used bicycles. I got a 500eur bicycle and only paid ~250 - but my wife got an equivalent bike for 300eur from another shop. Add to it the hassle with paperwork and monitoring the deductions from my paycheck were correct, I'm not sure I really saved anything, if you consider the time spent.
May
19
comment Why can't this specific Avenger have children?
Just saw Age of Ultron this weekend. The audience was filled with small children. There was a constant stream of adults escorting those children to the restrooms during the movie. I can totally understand how someone might miss something that is 'like literally seconds' after they left the theatre. :)
May
16
awarded Popular Question
May
15
comment How do you feed a picky eater?
This encourages all sorts of terrible dietary habits though. My parents did this for years, I'd just not eat until we had a meal I liked. And then I would overeat in preparation for an unknown time until the next meal. Since I never could count on a breakfast or dinner I would like, I'd eat as much as I could at school - and if dinner was edible, I'd just go ahead and eat as much of that as I could. I'd even hide food I liked for later. It took years before my parents gave up, I'm still just as picky of an eater but it's a preference, not a problem. Why subject a child to all this?
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