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Last post 12-05-2012 3:19 PM by joe.edwards. 24 replies.
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  • 11-30-2012 10:45 AM

    Education costs are on the rise

    Just received an e-mail from my university's cashier's office. I'm not sure, but I think I can come up with the GDP of Timor-Leste by the beginning of time. Well, depending on what epoch they are using (it's PeopleSoft).

    The Minimum Payment listed on your most recent billing statement was not received by the due date. Please make a payment immediately to bring your account current. Failure to do so may prevent enrollment in future terms and suspension of other University privileges.
    Adjusted Amount Due: $ 0.00
    Minimum Payment Amount: $ 9210000000.00
    Payment Due Date: 00/00/0000

  • 11-30-2012 10:53 AM In reply to

    • Evo
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    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    Ha, you should've paid on time! Serves you right, such an interest for being 2013 years late on the payment!
  • 11-30-2012 11:13 AM In reply to

    • jpaull
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    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    Good god, man! How many credits are you taking?
  • 11-30-2012 11:20 AM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    jpaull:
    Good god, man! How many credits are you taking?
    Back when I was at our local community college in 2003, I took 19 credits.  All of the classes except for one were online.  I was working full time.  They were easy classes, subjects in which I already had strong backgrounds, so it didn't require much time to do the homework.  (Got A's in all of them.)

    Why'd I take 19?  Because they wouldn't let me take more.  I had two more I wanted to take but they wouldn't let me.  Total load would have been 25 credits.

  • 11-30-2012 12:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:

    jpaull:
    Good god, man! How many credits are you taking?
    Back when I was at our local community college in 2003, I took 19 credits.  All of the classes except for one were online.  I was working full time.  They were easy classes, subjects in which I already had strong backgrounds, so it didn't require much time to do the homework.  (Got A's in all of them.)

    Why'd I take 19?  Because they wouldn't let me take more.  I had two more I wanted to take but they wouldn't let me.  Total load would have been 25 credits.

    Maybe if you paid your $0.00 on time, they would have let you take more.
  • 11-30-2012 12:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:

    jpaull:
    Good god, man! How many credits are you taking?
    Back when I was at our local community college in 2003, I took 19 credits. All of the classes except for one were online. I was working full time. They were easy classes, subjects in which I already had strong backgrounds, so it didn't require much time to do the homework. (Got A's in all of them.)

    Why'd I take 19? Because they wouldn't let me take more. I had two more I wanted to take but they wouldn't let me. Total load would have been 25 credits.

    And none of them were, How To Recognize An Obvious Joke 101.

    Also How Not To Hit Spacebar Twice After Each Sentence What The Fuck Man This Isn't 1974 And The Internet Isn't A Typewriter 110.

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  • 11-30-2012 12:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:
    And none of them were, How To Recognize An Obvious Joke 101.

    Also How Not To Hit Spacebar Twice After Each Sentence What The Fuck Man This Isn't 1974 And The Internet Isn't A Typewriter 110.

    I recognized both jokes.  jpaull's.  And yours.
  • 11-30-2012 1:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:
    Also How Not To Hit Spacebar Twice After Each Sentence What The Fuck Man This Isn't 1974 And The Internet Isn't A Typewriter 110.

    It's supposed to be an em space, but I'm not going to pull up character map after I finish each sentence. Two spaces is a good compromise.

    Signatures are stupid.
  • 11-30-2012 1:58 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:
    jpaull's.  And yours.
    Signatures are stupid.
  • 11-30-2012 2:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    joe.edwards:
    Two spaces is a good compromise.
    If you're a dinosaur who just got off the Dinosaur Train from the Triassic. The Dinosaur Train being a train driven by talking dinosaurs that can also travel through time.
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  • 11-30-2012 2:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    It's what they taught in my typing class in sixth grade (1996ish), which was done entirely on computers, with software giving instructions. You'd lose points for single spaces.

    Signatures are stupid.
  • 11-30-2012 2:14 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    joe.edwards:
    It's what they taught in my typing class in sixth grade (1996ish), which was done entirely on computers, with software giving instructions.
    I was taught a lot of wrong things in school too.

    Fortunately, the creators of HTML force the correct behavior by making the standard ignore double-spaces. Unfortunately, the author of Community Server undid their work. Meaning I hate you.

    Go watch Dinosaur Train, it's in Netflix.

      <-  I couldn't make my shit work, so here's a Godzilla head.
  • 11-30-2012 2:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:
    joe.edwards:
    Two spaces is a good compromise.
    If you're a dinosaur who just got off the Dinosaur Train from the Triassic. The Dinosaur Train being a train driven by talking dinosaurs that can also travel through time.
     

    From William Shun's "Proper Manuscript Format", as refered to by Asimov's (and others):

         In the days of typewriters, the usual practice was to put
    
    two spaces after the end of every sentence, and also to put two
    
    spaces after every colon.  This helped make the separations
    
    between sentences more apparent, and helped editors more easily
    
    distinguish periods from commas and colons from semicolons.  With
    
    the dominance of computers, that practice is changing, and it is
    
    more common now to see only one space between sentences.
    
    Ingrained habits die hard, though, so if you're used to hitting
    
    the spacebar twice after a period, you shouldn't stress out about
    
    it, particularly if you're using a Courier font.
     

     


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  • 11-30-2012 2:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:
    Meaning I hate you.

    I was actually typing &emsp; just to spite you. The HTML spec authors thought the character was important enough to assign it a named character entity.


    I actually put quite a bit of effort into ensuring my BB-code parser would handle all whitespace correctly, making paragraphs into paragraphs while keeping stanzas as stanzas, and preserving blocks of spaces. This was for a deviantArt-spinoff site and the feature was meant to accommodate "concrete poetry." Space-folding was designed so that markup could be indented with minimal impact on the content, but it does make simple things difficult at times.

    Signatures are stupid.
  • 11-30-2012 2:29 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    I don't see what any of this has to do with Dinosaur Train.
      <-  I couldn't make my shit work, so here's a Godzilla head.
  • 11-30-2012 2:54 PM In reply to

    • Anketam
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    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    Evo:
    Ha, you should've paid on time! Serves you right, such an interest for being 2013 years late on the payment!
    Interest is a killer indeed.

    Even at 1.5% interest rate assuming a starting balance of 1/10 of a cent would become over $10 million in 2,013 years.

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  • 11-30-2012 3:12 PM In reply to

    • jpaull
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    • Bristol, CT
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    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    Anketam:

    Evo:
    Ha, you should've paid on time! Serves you right, such an interest for being 2013 years late on the payment!
    Interest is a killer indeed.

    Even at 1.5% interest rate assuming a starting balance of 1/10 of a cent would become over $10 million in 2,013 years.

    You forgot late charges!
  • 11-30-2012 7:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:
    I don't see what any of this has to do with Dinosaur Train.
    Nothing.  And Dinosaur Train has nothing to do with this thread.  Except your derailing it.

  • 11-30-2012 9:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:

    blakeyrat:
    I don't see what any of this has to do with Dinosaur Train.
    Nothing.  And Dinosaur Train has nothing to do with this thread.  Except your derailing it.

     

     

    Flying off the rails on a Dinosaur train!

     

  • 11-30-2012 9:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    I like Shiny the best.

      <-  I couldn't make my shit work, so here's a Godzilla head.
  • 12-01-2012 9:17 AM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    BC_Programmer:

    nonpartisan:

    blakeyrat:
    I don't see what any of this has to do with Dinosaur Train.
    Nothing.  And Dinosaur Train has nothing to do with this thread.  Except your derailing it.

     

     

    Flying off the rails on a Dinosaur train!

     

    Good one!!

     

    I am incoherent in several languages.
  • 12-01-2012 6:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    blakeyrat:

    I like Shiny the best.

    Nobody gives a shit about what you like.

     

  • 12-04-2012 3:49 PM In reply to

    • locallunatic
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    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:

    blakeyrat:

    I like Shiny the best.

    Nobody gives a shit about what you like.

    Come on now.  You could have found a way to make that multiple sentences.  Though I've never understood why the double spacing bothers him so.

  • 12-05-2012 3:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    locallunatic:

    nonpartisan:

    blakeyrat:

    I like Shiny the best.

    Nobody gives a shit about what you like.

    Come on now.  You could have found a way to make that multiple sentences.  Though I've never understood why the double spacing bothers him so.

    I already spent too much time on him with the first reply.  Nevertheless, you're absolutely correct.  I should have put some effort into it.  Simply for the opportunity to use multiple spaces between sentences.  I shall indeed try harder next time.

     

  • 12-05-2012 3:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Education costs are on the rise

    nonpartisan:

    locallunatic:

    nonpartisan:

    blakeyrat:

    I like Shiny the best.

    Nobody gives a shit about what you like.

    Come on now.  You could have found a way to make that multiple sentences.  Though I've never understood why the double spacing bothers him so.

    I already spent too much time on him with the first reply.  Nevertheless, you're absolutely correct.  I should have put some effort into it.  Simply for the opportunity to use multiple spaces between sentences.  I shall indeed try harder next time.

    It improves legibility anyway. I can't see why anyone would be opposed to it.

    Signatures are stupid.
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