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 on: Today at 11:48:39 am 
Started by psychdiva - Last post by spork
I hope the diet recommendation was something along the lines of "no processed sugar, carbohydrates only in the form of whole grains, lots of omega-3 fatty acids, and unlimited greens."

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 on: Today at 11:46:07 am 
Started by hulkhogan - Last post by old_school
We once flew from Edinburgh through Heathrow to go back home. For some stupid reason we had to go back through security to get to our gate for our flight to North America.  What is with that? As far as I know, Scotland was still part of the UK and the security was great in Edinburgh, so why go through security again. Seems like a waste of resources.

Maybe I misunderstand, but if you are flying to the US you have to deal with a totally separate mandated set of security screening, regardless if you have been through "local" security previously.

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 on: Today at 11:33:53 am 
Started by baphd1996 - Last post by pigou
Should I upgrade?
Yes. The OS works very well and is about to have what would formerly have been called a service pack. It looks like Microsoft is going to continue pushing free updates to this -- somewhat like Apple has been releasing updates to OS X for the past 15 years. So it would make no sense to try and "skip" this version and wait for Windows 11.

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 Will I regret it forever if I don't?
You can always upgrade later at a cost of $119 + tax.

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PS Was there ever a Windows 9? If not, why not?
There was Windows 8.1 that was technically Windows 9, but made available as a free update to those who had 8. I suspect they wanted a round number for the OS they're going to keep around -- much like Apple never made OS XI.

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 on: Today at 11:28:07 am 
Started by baphd1996 - Last post by helpful
I have Windows 7 and have never been prompted for Windows 10. I have never turned anything off so can't understand why some people get these prompts and I don't.

PS Was there ever a Windows 9? If not, why not?

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 on: Today at 11:26:38 am 
Started by hulkhogan - Last post by helpful
We once flew from Edinburgh through Heathrow to go back home. For some stupid reason we had to go back through security to get to our gate for our flight to North America.  What is with that? As far as I know, Scotland was still part of the UK and the security was great in Edinburgh, so why go through security again. Seems like a waste of resources.

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 on: Today at 11:25:52 am 
Started by rowan1 - Last post by ratguy
I just do NOT understand why some students think it's acceptable to hand in an assignment 6 days late and think I'm going to accept it. My syllabus clearly says late assignments will be accepted on a case by case basis, and to reach out to me if there's an issue.  Why didn't you? Because you know that I'm going to take points off for you submitting it late, so you figure I won't notice that it's not in. Or you don't want yet another zero for an assignment (which, if you paid attention to the email I sent you the FIRST time, you wouldn't have gotten for the first one. But since you couldn't be bothered to check your email or follow directions, your grade there stands).

You're not going to pass my class. Period. You might as well petition the school for a late withdrawal, and petition the military to not charge you the full freight of the course. Because if you stay in my class, you WILL owe the military money. Barring some kind of miracle, you're not getting a C in my class.

The number of students who complain when I take points off after accepting a late paper is mind boggling.  Apparently they think if I accept it then it is all good.

My nephew is on academic probation after his first year for just this reason. According to my sister, he never submitted anything on time, and claims that he didn't realize his lateness affected his grade. Sister says that she once received a phone call from nephew's HS teacher because nephew hadn't done a project. "Give him a zero," she says. "I can't. We're supposed to give them every chance to complete every assignment." Apparently that was nephew's m.o. Then he found out college was different.

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 on: Today at 11:24:06 am 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by helpful
Bad Company

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 on: Today at 11:21:51 am 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by helpful
floor walker

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 on: Today at 11:17:40 am 
Started by vicnow - Last post by ruralguy
You have to do what you have to do. Just always try to be as pleasant as possible, which isn't easy if you need
to protect your time, both professionally and personally.  Also, yes, sell yourself as a positive choice for the position
at hand, not as a negative for the previous two positions.  So, the answer to why you are moving so soon is that you couldn't pass up the opportunity for such a great fit.

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 on: Today at 11:03:37 am 
Started by kaysixteen - Last post by mountainguy
I guess we'll see after tonight how bad the damage is. If Sanders does go full-renegade by refusing to endorse Clinton or endorsing Stein, I think he misestimates the backlash against him.

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