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Old 03-30-05, 08:53 PM   #126
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Old 03-30-05, 08:57 PM   #127
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I can tell from your previous post. I gotta find a new place to sleep at work, I'm running out of nookes around the building.
good call. I should look into this "sleeping" thing...
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Old 03-30-05, 09:03 PM   #129
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If your getting all F's then its your fault, you odnt care enough to bother to study more to get a better grade. THers no reason to fail. Teachers help you, they tell you whats on the next test almost verbatum. They even give you ways to practice and apply what you know to further enhance your knowledge for tests, they give you practice. THers no reason to fail....unless of course.....your lazy
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good call. I should look into this "sleeping" thing...
You can try sleeping in a stall. As long as no one's there, it won't smell too bad, just set an alarm on your cell phone.
Or find a closet, jam it shut from the inside.
There's a small room at the stop of the stairs at the landing that leads up to the roof. Couple of guys put up this wood panel there and we all take naps up there. You nap next to the door and if someone goes up there, they push the door and wake you up.
The boiler room's also cool as long as you don't mind the noise from the furnace (bring ear plugs).
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and all this time I was trying to stay ahead of the game like a sucker...see what communicating can do for you? Thanks slvoid - this makes work way more palatable.
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Old 03-30-05, 10:02 PM   #132
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Substandard English skills and good mathematical ability makes you....

A TECHNICIAN!.
Or an Engineer...ask my Husband!! He has a hard time writing a thank you note by his own admittance. But I tell ya...that man knows math and science. I on the other hand am more of an English/Social Studies kinda gal. So I guess that will bode well for our daughter come homework time!
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and all this time I was trying to stay ahead of the game like a sucker...see what communicating can do for you? Thanks slvoid - this makes work way more palatable.

You don't have a big desk you could build a sleeping compartment underneath? Remember that episode of Seinfeld where George has the carpenter build the sleeping compartment with the cup holder under his desk, but then the boss comes in and George calls Jerry and tells him to phone in a bomb threat, and everyone gets under the desk and sees everything George did? That was absolutely hilarious!

I did something like that. At my job, I had a door I could lock, then I had a blow up mattress that my sister-in-law smuggled in for me. When no one was around, I could blow it up with this electronic pump in like a minute or less, then use my cell phone to set an alarm. Worked like a charm every single time. Suckas!

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Since you have no use for mathematics, Charles Babbage is coming to take your computer away.
ooooh....moded...schmoded...got totally bloated. your momma imploded....got railroaded....motor boated....candy coated...

s'all i got. when i was in highschool, i could go on and on. oh well...

when did i say i had no use for mathematics, anyway? i use math everyday at work. but my communication skills are what make me as successful as i have been.
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Or an Engineer...ask my Husband!! He has a hard time writing a thank you note by his own admittance. But I tell ya...that man knows math and science. I on the other hand am more of an English/Social Studies kinda gal. So I guess that will bode well for our daughter come homework time!
You know what's a good exercise for an engineer (and also a frustrating one)? Having them document what they've done. Right now, I'm involved in a reverse-engineering project of some of our own code and the end-goal is to write an architectural document that can be presented to customers. This of course was probably something that should have done to begin with as a top-down approach but ce la vie. It is a very challenging thing to do and something that exercises all disciplines on both the technical as well as communications side. You have to be able to communicate concepts and designs in both written, visual and even verbal formats.

As far as the math vs. english (I'll take this to mean a general term for any written/verbal common language) debate goes, all I have to say is that one of the fundamentals of science and engineering is writing a report. Your work is worthless in the grand scheme of things unless you can effectively communicate it to others.
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that would be business people, not english nazi's making that money.

and also. far more machinery is sold than books.

do you honestly see more books than machinery around you?
I have 1 laptop on my desk at work,
29 Texts (technical manuals).

I'm not saying english nazi's are making the money,
I'm saying that Books outsell Machines. Someones
reading for all those sales, eh?

Just be glad you didn't go to school in Wilmer/Hutchins
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overall... is the weight of all the machines in world greater than the weight of all the books in the world?
let us know what you find - this is a good thing for you to try and find for yourself and then share with us.
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nice try - go learn the value of actually trying to answer your own questions
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whatcher man make? (salary)
After taxes it's around 75K
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Ah heck no...he doesn't make THAT much. He still gives me grief over the presents I buy myself!!
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he very well might. taxes for people at that salary are supposed to be 50% if i remember correctly. i don't know any other way he could have $75 grand left over AFTER taxes.
I think you better go reread the tax laws. And look up the tax tables... I can assure you that you do not have to gross $150k to net $75k.
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well what do you have to earn to get that kinda dough?
Depends how good your tax accountant is.
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Depends how good your tax accountant is.
Quite good. Gross about 97K
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