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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a scheduled service appointment with the dealership (amplifier issue, I think). Drove there at the appropriate time, but the loaner car hadn't returned. Went home and the dealership dropped off the loaner at my house... but it was a 2008 cayenne (sans S). Last time I had a new model (2011S) and this one is just "meh". But, they did drop it off at my house with slightly over a 1/4 tank of gas.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought my "last" text book for a class. $235. One book. I think all my books in 1990 cost less. Talk about mark-up.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realized, it's around that time of the year.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buying my plane tickets for tour this morning. I love going and making all the money, but I hate having to drop this much cash at once.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bought my "last" text book for a class. $235. One book. I think all my books in 1990 cost less. Talk about mark-up.


I haven't bought a textbook since I stopped being able to charge them to the project for that very reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bought my "last" text book for a class. $235. One book. I think all my books in 1990 cost less. Talk about mark-up.


I haven't bought a textbook since I stopped being able to charge them to the project for that very reason.


Tell me about it. Unfortunately for me, this one came packaged with software -- steroids for Excel. A new more powerful Solver, solver tables and another set of ad-ins. Kinda need it for the course. I've read a good 40+ pages and it isn't a bad book.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borders (Bookstore) declared bankruptcy and my local store is closing. Unfortunately, the deals are there and I couldn't find anything for myself. Got the babygirl 3 books, though. I'm going to miss Borders.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one over here's closing, too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been really slow the last few days.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we've settled on the Mini Countryman All4 as the next family car. Not sure which car we'll trade in. The Wiff's car is a 2006 Mini Cooper S while I'm sporting the 997.2 C2S. The Wiff's car is out of warranty, but its paid for. My car has a sizable monthly payment, but we should break even on the trade. Her car is the more practical of the two, but mine is... well... there "is no substitute".
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

countryman is good car. It's same as mini cooper since all those attributes from the mini are also there in the countryman. The mobility and the power steering.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I started doing this thing where I save a collection of newspapers on the birthdays of my daughters. My thinking is that, come 21 or so years after they were born, I'd give their birthday papers to them -- kinda like a nice retrospective of the world on their "special" day. Granted, I sure don't know if they'll like this or not, but I thought it would be something nice.

Babygirl cfos #2 (or "Thing 2" as my Wife and Cat in the Hat fans may related to) was born just before all the troubles that befell Japan. Wow. While I'm hoping for the best for the people o'er there, it's not good.

Now I'm wondering, what are going to be the long-term ramifications of a melt-down in Japan? Are these newspapers the last bastion of a world we'll no longer live in? Obviously, opinions are going to shift regarding nuclear power and while I'm sure to enjoy the brief decline in gas prices (since Japan won't be consuming at their previously predicted levels), I've got a whole bunch of mixed feelings about this. Care to comment?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now I'm wondering, what are going to be the long-term ramifications of a melt-down in Japan? Are these newspapers the last bastion of a world we'll no longer live in? Obviously, opinions are going to shift regarding nuclear power and while I'm sure to enjoy the brief decline in gas prices (since Japan won't be consuming at their previously predicted levels), I've got a whole bunch of mixed feelings about this. Care to comment?

I can't help but think that the worst thing to come out of this would be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Godzilla reboot.

I do like the newspaper birthday thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low blow, Ipsa. Low blow.

As for me, the crisis in Japan has basically reversed my stance on nuclear power. Before, I was all for it. "They were safe. Chernoybl was an isolated mistake." Thing is, nuclear reactors may fail rarely now, but when they do...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Low blow, Ipsa. Low blow.

As for me, the crisis in Japan has basically reversed my stance on nuclear power. Before, I was all for it. "They were safe. Chernoybl was an isolated mistake." Thing is, nuclear reactors may fail rarely now, but when they do...

I know, I know. Someone says "nuclear power," I think "Godzilla". Somewhere, someone in Hollywood is thinking of doing it.

Considering that the earthquake was 8.9-9.0 magnitude, the reactor could be in much worse shape. I'm surprised it hasn't completely failed, since I don't know if they're built with mega earthquakes+tsunami in mind.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cfos wrote:
So, I started doing this thing where I save a collection of newspapers on the birthdays of my daughters. My thinking is that, come 21 or so years after they were born, I'd give their birthday papers to them -- kinda like a nice retrospective of the world on their "special" day. Granted, I sure don't know if they'll like this or not, but I thought it would be something nice.


My parents also saved a few newspapers on my and my sister's birthday. I think it was a good idea.Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox updated to version 4. Except now the interface is all wonky, none of my themes work, and I can't easily import my bookmarks with FEBE. Ah well. I'll stick to 3.6 on my tablet for now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Firefox updated to version 4. Except now the interface is all wonky, none of my themes work, and I can't easily import my bookmarks with FEBE. Ah well. I'll stick to 3.6 on my tablet for now.


Correct. Mine also seems to be running slower than it was too.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd because it seemed to be working faster on mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would seem that the apparent slowness was my internet connection. Running pretty quickly now.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started using Chrome Canary Build, it's still in the testing stages but is really fast and really small. You guys might want to give it a look-see.

My only gripe with it is that you can't set it as a default browser yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new studying period started today... It's pretty nice that all the subjects change again but then again I have longer days and all other shit.. And one of the teachers was pretty strange but hard to tell since it was only the first lesson.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat through my "last" class for this degree. After completing the take home test, I can add three more letters behind my name. Of course, the prof said the test should take about 10 hours (for 90% of the class to finish). I have a week to do it, although, I still haven't looked at it.

Even so, the final tally will be 11 years, 3 degrees. I should have just been an accountant. Four years and you're done.
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count wrote:
Chrome Canary Build... is really fast and really small.


And it's also yellow and craps all over your desk?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chrome Canary Build... is really fast and really small.


And it's also yellow and craps all over your desk?


If only....
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