How do I know if I have security clearance?
As a general rule, you’ll remember the dozens of pages of paperwork you filled out in the form of an SF-86 or SF-85. But if you’re not sure (common for some military enlistees who had to fill out a lot of other paperwork), here’s more information on how to check on your security clearance status: How Do I Check on My Security Clearance Status? - ClearanceJobs
How would the SF Bay Area be different today if they'd used some of the gold-rush money to build a dike, reroute the rivers, pump out the water and fill it with dirt up to ground level?
So many problems with this question.First: Scale. Do you have any idea HOW LARGE the SF Bay is? 1,600 Square Miles! How on earth do you fill all that in?Second: Flooding. The bay is there because three major rivers (Sacramento, American and San Joaquin) come together here. That plus innumerable other smaller waterways means that you have millions of gallons of water coming into the bay every day. Where would all that water go?Third: The port. The real reason why San Francisco exists is because of the bay. There is really nothing terribly interesting about San Francisco during the gold rush. Except for the fact that it was on the way to the gold fields. The Bay made this possible. In this time period, water was the major transportation mode. Filling in the bay would have been a disaster for them economically.Fourth: Environmental impact. There are several major ecosystems represented by the bay. We did huge damage to them during the first part of the 20th century and are just starting to set them right again.Fifth: Aesthetics. The bay is beautiful and our lives revolve around it. Why on earth would we fill it in?You get the idea.Filling in the bay would have pretty much ended San Francisco as we know it. Perhaps the city would not be there at all.BTW, the opposite of what you ask actually happened. During the ice age you could walk to the Farallons because the sea level was so much lower:
Can I fill out the NEET form for any state (for the 85% state quota)?
sorry to say brother but you cant fill up for the 85% quota in all the states.you can fill for the 85% quota in your home state and 15% non local quota in other states.This rule has also got some exceptionsstudents from Telangana, Andhrapradesh, J&K cannot apply for 15% quota in any other states.students from other states cannot enter the above said states under this quota.GOOD LUCK
If I get a 2bd apartment by myself in SF, how hard is it to find roommates to fill the spots?
This is a great way to find an apartment as long as you factor in at least a couple weeks to find a good roommate. Although you're going to get a lot of interest, dealing with logistics and compatible personalities is easier said than done. Another potential obstacle is that you'll be the only one on the lease-- meaning you have to sublease everyone and be on the hook if anything goes wrong. That said, it's by far the best way to make sure you get an apartment you like.A great alternative to the Craigslist-roommate-search is to attend an A-List Happy Hour, hosted by Apartment List. It's a weekly open bar in SF with 30+ roommate/apartment seekers all hanging out, having fun, and meeting new people. Check out The Best Way to Find Roommates for more info on the events and the mobile app!
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.