remember when luke said that one of ashton’s bad habits is looking at him a lot and that every time luke looked over he would immediately look away and ashton deadass didn’t know what to say bc he knew it was true :/
🌠 if you were in charge of the world, what would the world look like? 🎁 what never fails to make you happy? 🍀 if you could be any fictional character’s best friend/lover, which fictional character would you be? 🐧 describe yourself in 3 words 💫 who inspires you? 🍦 what is one treasured childhood memory? 🐼 if you could meet anyone, who would it be and why? // you don't have to do any/all of them but heres some and have fun jessica the maths hw is killing me :)
i’m gonna put the stuff under the cut since there’s lots of qs, also do u need help with the math it’s pretty easy?? unless page 16 is super hard or smth??
this is like specifically why i didn’t get into parallelism and cloud computing and stuff. like coming out of undergrad i had done some projects that could have qualified me to go work for amazon or whatever but that shit is like, hard? and you have to do math sometimes. math! all i actually want out of life is to get paid to slap CRUD applications together and occasionally google mergesort. i am but a simple web developer tending my rest api… leave me in peace..
If we’re debating something dog-related and you use these
as reasons for why you know more about the chosen subject than I do, I will
laugh at you.
“My aunt used to breed those
back in the 90′s! I know everything about them!” This literally means nothing. My dad has been
a mechanic since the 1970′s. I can’t even change my own oil. My aunt is a
college math teacher. I barely passed pre-calculus. Unless you were already a
young adult being mentored in the complex and multi-faceted world of dog
breeding by a responsible breeder who happened to be related to you, this
doesn’t count. Your great-aunt Matilda breeding unregistered, untested Pomeranians
in her spare time when you were five to ten years old doesn’t count.
“But my groomer said that it was
fine!” Your groomer is supposed to be an expert in
the field of dog grooming. Not genetics. Not medicine. They are experts or
students of the art and science of dog grooming and hygiene. This is their job.
However, as a general rule, they are paid to give you what you ask for and not
make you mad. Sometimes this is a policy from their immediate boss or a company
policy, aka the people who keep them employed. While the chances are that they
know what they’re doing, if you come in raising a fuss, they are more likely to
give you what you want to keep you quiet.
“My dog did/ate xyz and is
totally fine!” This is
called anecdotal evidence and is not acceptable in any formal debate. My
cousin’s dog once ate half a bottle of OTC ibuprofen and lived. A few months
later she ate an entire bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and lived. This
doesn’t mean anything except that in this one instance, under these precise
circumstances, she did something that she wasn’t supposed to and lived. Dogs
are individuals. Dog A might be more tolerant of cacao than Dog B of equal size.
The same amount of cacao that gives Dog A diarrhea might give Dog B a seizure.
“I saw this on the Internet one
time.” For obvious
reasons, no. “One time” being an operative phrase as there is plenty of
good information on the Internet. Facebook is not an infallible source. Blog
posts are not law, mine included. They can be a good start for research.
However, anecdotal claims being presented as fact without adequate and reviewed
empirical evidence is still just hearsay. For the love of all things
bright and beautiful, check your sources. Did this originate with a legitimate
scientific study? Is this a disgruntled consumer trying to make a fuss? Is this
a person who has researched and worked with dogs for a significant period of
“Vets don’t know what they’re doing.” I concede that there are some vets who have
no idea what they’re doing, whether their methods are simply outdated or they’re
truly incompetent. I know some who fall into both of those categories. If your
vet gives you medical advice, I’d say it’s pretty likely that you need to
follow it. If you feel like your vet is wrong, get a second or third opinion. The
average veterinarian really does know more about canine and feline anatomy and
health than the average pet owner. If
you find a vet who stays up to date on all new procedures, techniques, and
training, keep them and follow them wherever they move.
“Cesar Millan…” (Let me finish that for you) …is not a dog training
expert. His methods are severely flawed. The dominance theory has been
completely debunked. Your dog is not trying to be dominant. Please look up the
learning theory and begin looking for better ways to train your dog.