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re: Wireless phone service prices are falling at fastest rate ever recorded - foshizzle
[quote]An ATT tech told me a while back that everything will be wireless within 5 years. No more wired internet.[/quote] And we'll still have people complaining about how all those radio waves are going to kill everyone....
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re: Who here has never done an illicit drug? Never consumed alcohol? - foshizzle
[quote]I have never done any drug that wasn't prescribed to me or could be bought over the counter. Alcohol is a different story, but I haven't partaken of spirits since last night.[/quote]...
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re: Straight guys in theater - foshizzle
[quote]Do straight theater guys exist?[/quote] Dustin Hoffman started out in theater and tried to stay there even after "The Graduate"....
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re: Help - Student loans and 401K - foshizzle
[quote]You are making 100% on your employer match. Max it out. Get a second job and pay off your loan, but do not leave free money on the table. [/quote] fricking this. Lots of early career decisions revolve around immediate cash needs, I get that since I was there once. But a 100% guarante...
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re: Question for Ot docs/atmospheric scientists - foshizzle
I climbed Kilimanjaro several years ago. At the summit the pressure is 56% sea level pressure. My vision was fine. At the top of Everest of course it's low enough that most people require bottled oxygen. They report it's really beautiful at the top. So I'm guessing the answer to your question ...
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re: Rumors You Have Heard That Caused Unnecessary Panic - foshizzle
[quote]Off subject, but Trump finally did away with requiring the govt to prepare for Y2K 17 years later.[/quote] [quote]The agency didn’t provide an estimate of how much time is currently spent on Y2K paperwork, but Linda Springer, an OMB senior adviser, acknowledged that it isn’t a lot since th...
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re: Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq...2.2 miles. - foshizzle
Damn. A Canadian sniper did that just yesterday too. Note to self - don't mess with Canadian snipers....
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re: The Hourly Income You Need To Afford Rent Around The U.S. - foshizzle
[quote]The average full-time minimum wage worker can’t afford rent in ANY state.[/quote] If you're only willing to spend 30% of your income, dead set on having a 2BR place without a roommate, well, yeah. That's called "living beyond your means"....
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re: St Tammany HS teacher given 5 years for... well you know - foshizzle
[quote]Where were these teachers when I was in school?![/quote] Banging the good-looking students? :dunno:...
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re: New to stock market, advice on my purchases, advice in general - foshizzle
I studied for a Ph.D. in Finance and worked several years with a Registered Investment Advisor firm. The standard (and IMHO good advice) is that simply holding a portfolio of index funds is the way to go. Most major brokerages have their own Target Retirement funds that are perfectly fine for mos...
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re: Pentagon wasted $28 million on Afghan uniforms - foshizzle
[quote]Early in 2007, the Afghan Defense Ministry decided it needed a “new and distinctive uniform” to set the Afghan army apart.[/quote] I can sorta see an argument for this. You do want your soldiers to be easy to distinguish from the people trying to kill them after all. And it isn't like stan...
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One of the gutsiest WW2 decisions ever - foshizzle
Churchill deliberately worked to bring an overwhelming invasion force of US military personnel into his own country during the early 1940's. And this was only a couple of generations after Britain was a superpower. Discuss....
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re: What is the OT view of mass transit? - foshizzle
[quote]Most southern cities are too spread out for trains to make sense [/quote] The NE corridor has both high density within each city (to support local mass transit), and not much distance between cities (supports inter-city transit), and that is what makes it work. You really need both....
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re: Value of MBA when you have MS Accounting ? - foshizzle
[quote]This would be on her companies dime.[/quote] Then by all means go for it. There isn't much overlap but the skillsets compliment each other very nicely if she wants to be a senior exec at a big company. Especially if she is at a real top 20 program (not just a top 20 "type" program) she ...
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re: Trouble at SU. Former Miss Southern involved in a Sex Tape Scandal (NSFW) - Updated Pg. 7 - foshizzle
I wasn't impressed by the last Penpoint News story I saw. Seemed like they were more interested in stirring sh*t to get clicks than anything else....
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re: Quit teaching, what to do with retirement? - foshizzle
[quote]I rolled it over into a Roth. Be warned that tax day will suck a lot. [/quote] The OP stated that he opened a Roth when he quit. He didn't say that he rolled something into a Roth....
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re: Biggest collection of Nazi artifacts found in Argentina - foshizzle
[quote]I always found it interesting how many of the Nazis went to south America when their shite came crashing down. what would make them pick that continent to resettle?...[/quote] Some people will go to great lengths to avoid paying a huge gas bill....
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re: Employers Asking for College Transcripts - foshizzle
[quote]I would be very surprised (shocked) if they asked for a transcript and even then 3.4 compared to 3.24 isn't a huge deal. [/quote] It can be a big deal if you ever apply for a security clearance. No, there isn't a big difference between 3.4 and 3.24 but the fact that a difference exists ...
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re: So turning off your vehicle so it won't explode when you pump some gas..... - foshizzle
[quote]Tell that to my Brother In Law who has burns to 40% of his body, including the face, after he was pumping gas and somebody else was smoking. Not impossible.[/quote] Out of curiosity, when did it happen? Reason I ask is that technology to stop fumes has improved a great deal....
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re: I firmly believe that this board is the greatest collection of talent on the Internet - foshizzle
Thanks for the kind words, but you still aren't getting a free premium membership....
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