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[ - ] you people know everything. a relative of mine is a super talented developer and PhD mathematician with problems (has always had difficulties keeping jobs). he is now 67 and needs to work, but it's very hard to find work when you are that age. where should he look? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Silicon Valley. [ Reply | More ]
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oh, man. that's tough. my phd math friend could not get a job in academia, though he is brilliant. can your friend work in programming. i know someone in nyc who's always getting new jobs, though he's also always getting fired. [ Reply | More ]
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that's what i mean - developer. where can he look? i mean,the guy is totally brilliant - he rescued one place he worked at from bankruptcy. he just cant sell himself and cant deal with people. he needs project work he can do from home. [ Reply | More ]
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math tutor? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] In contrast to drop-off, the SAHMS at school pickup are NOT happy campers. Lots of barking and yelling about how they're going to be late to their next class or whatever. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How would you know? [ Reply | More ]
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Because I'm there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Really? Everyone I see looks like they are in a good mood. It's nice to see your kids after a restful 6 hours off. You get recharged. [ Reply | More ]
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You need to adjust your special school-peeping desk cam. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Serious question - would you consider fashion design a form of art? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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everything is a form of art -- even cooking. even solving a math problem. the question is, does it matter whether it's art? usually, the answer is "no." [ Reply | More ]
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It matters to me. I am working to define what counts as art for an organization. For my purposes cooking and math are not art (although yes I agree in principle they could be "art forms"). I am considering things like poetry, screenwriting and choreography as art forms, but unsure how I feel about fashion design. [ Reply | More ]
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then, i think it's art. it is visual art. would acting be considered art in your scenario? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, acting is art. I agree - I'm just trying to build a case for it to explain my reasoning to others. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course, and I have a visual arts (painting & printmaking) background. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 me, too, and I have no art background or interest in fashion. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Have you or anyone you know ever been contacted by a property scout for a TV show? We've been approached by a popular TV show about our small building and was wondering about experiences etc. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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DO. NOT. DO. IT. Huge PITA, unless they're offering tens of thousands and paying for your relocation it isn't worth it. [ Reply | More ]
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Pretty awful.. I've worked on lots of shoots and when they're in private homes something usually gets broken/lost/etc. I wouldn't mind using the exterior of my building for the right price, but even then, your neighbors will hate you for the inconvenience [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Help! I'm petite and fairly thin but I'm a typical pear shape with huge thighs and a big butt. Need to maximize my workouts and make sure these are the areas being targeted. What's best for this? do I need a trainer? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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Watching this post. You just described my body type, and I've never found an effective way to target just those problem areas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Noone "needs" a trainer - thats for advice and motivation. Advice you can learn yourself; motivation you can generate yourself. You're shape is tough. You need lots of cardio to ensure your butt is as lean as possible, and weights all over to ensure everything is as toned as possible - light weight high reps for legs/butt - to keep lean. [ Reply | More ]
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I think bar classes would be good for this. They definitely strengthen and lengthen those areas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Q re district 3 GT. Which zoned schools would you choose over district GT?? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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I have asked the same question - some would put 166 g&t over any gen ed, but many would put 9, 87, 452 or 199 over district g&t. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When did your child's eyes change color? At what point are they usually going to stay their current color? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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9 mos. [ Reply | More ]
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1 year [ Reply | More ]
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Gradually starting from a few weeks. DD's eyes went from blue to hazel to brown. Were brown by around 10 months. [ Reply | More ]
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Mine never changed. [ Reply | More ]
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I swear my dc's didn't turn until 3. even pediatrician was shocked. blue to brown [ Reply | More ]
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Dc was born w the most beautiful silver grey eyes. Brown by 9 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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blue to brown (with a faint circle of blue around the edge) from 0-12 months. [ Reply | More ]
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Grey to brown by 8 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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DD1 had blue eyes until she was @15 months, then they started changing and now at 5 she has grey/green hazel eyes. DD2 had blue eyes that turned dark brown by 8mos. DS is only 6mos but still has blue eyes. DH and I both have brown eyes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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Dd's were always really dark, a muddy grey that turned chocolate brown within 8 months or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone told me that they don't take Uber and other related car services because it is scary. Is there a potential for something going awry in Manhattan? ie: driving locking the door and window and there is no way for you to get out or be heard etc?? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:14 PM Flag
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Maybe it's about the driving. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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Same true of any cab. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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This. Nothing to do with uber, or any other service. Everything to do with getting into a car with a stranger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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yes I worry about this in general with all taxis (taking alone as a woman) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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Google fiber drivers in Chicago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Uber [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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When you take Uber, the company knows who picks you up. When you hail a cab as is the norm in Manhattan, no one knows who the driver was. At least the cabbies get fingerprinted before they get their license. I don't know if Uber has a similar process. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Except what about all the rapes in Ubers? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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In theory, sure. But the same could happin in a regular taxi. At least with Uber and services like it, there's a record of your trip, so if something ever did go wrong... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Sure, something "could" happen, but unless they take your phone you can always be heard. Uber records your trip as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:28 PM Flag
[ - ] If a train leaves the station and it is 12 noon and it takes 4.5 hours to reach its destination--- what time is it at the destination when the train is loaded? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:12 PM Flag
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Depends, is it in a different time zone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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ah! very clever, grasshopper! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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Not really. Kind of obvious. c [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:28 PM Flag
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no fucking way. most would not have thought of time zone change. [ Reply | More ]
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np - really? First thing I thought of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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Not enough info. [ Reply | More ]
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How fast is train travelling? [ Reply | More ]
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what does that matter? it takes 4.5 hrs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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$135 [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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noon [ Reply | More ]
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First, am I African American or Asian? This will affect my ability to understand the question. [ Reply | More ]
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At what time was the train loaded and in which time zone are each of the stations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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If the train has a drinking car, I'll be loaded by 12:30. [ Reply | More ]
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good one! [ Reply | More ]
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There is no hope since UB can't use read formulas. [ Reply | More ]
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and you can't write coherently, mah dear! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Mistakes made: I am asking a flame/troll-worthy question and am prepared to face hard truths. From the outset, I want to say that I love my DH and DCs. But I am struggling with a gnawing fear of all of my mistakes -- my DH is a brilliant scientist but not making much $; I didn't take grad school seriously, so ended up with lots of debt and not a high-paying job; etc. I had so much potential, but am now struggling. I grew up in the 90s -- prime riotgrrrrl, not Gossip Girl -- which effecting my life choices (it was cool to be struggling academics). Everyone has surpassed me and we're are struggling along. tl;dr -- I wasted potential and now it's too late. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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how old are you [ Reply | More ]
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40 [ Reply | More ]
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I'm sorry. If it makes you feel better, I made a major change when I was in my late 30s and now looking to switch gears again professionally (presently in my 50s). I think potential is always there, you just have to really want to make it happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:13 PM Flag
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Share your wisdom with your DCs so they don't make the same mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
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It's never too late. People move to this country older than you are with no connections, no stability and no English and remake themselves. I am not idealistic about the American dream - you may never make it to upper echelons - but from your starting point, you can make some tough choices, work hard now, stop comparing yourself to others and create a happy life. With that said, I completely understand the sadness and self-loathing that can come when you realize there's no more "potential," just regular life, but try to think about what the "potential" was in specific rather than general terms and make the most what's still possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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think about a 5 years plan, realistic and attainable goals. [ Reply | More ]
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consequences of listening to stupid media and the "pc" brigade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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the other stupid lie of the brigade (of whatever variety) -- "learning should be fun." i told my ds yesterday that was a lie and he got very angry. too bad! [ Reply | More ]
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the other stupid lie of the brigade (of whatever variety) -- "learning should be fun." i told my ds yesterday that was a lie and he got very angry. too bad! [ Reply | More ]
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OR: I think this is true. In the mid-90s, among the academic elite, it was all "we don't need no man, women powerrrrr! let's stay in grad school forever, money is poison, etc.", which is fine, but doesn't actually apply to the real world. [ Reply | More ]
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it's actually quite the opposite of "fine." [ Reply | More ]
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OR: As terrible as I feel to admit this, 50%+ of a women's potential is her looks and her DH. (In general terms, pretty girls can get their pick of DHs). I love my DH, and compared to some of the assholes I read about hear, he's a prince, but my looks are gone (I'm 40 -- attractive for 40, but not 25) and there's no where "up" I can go. [ Reply | More ]
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this so stupid- why can't a woman just earn enough to support herself? [ Reply | More ]
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OR: She can, and I do. But I could have studied harder, chosen a different field, married younger, etc. My post was more about wasted potential. There are plenty of women my age with uber-wealthy husbands who are SAHM. I could never have that life -- that path is closed to me now. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh, thought you wanted real advice in this thread. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS. WOW. OP I liked you til I read this. You sound depressed. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Told my live-in that she has to spend some time with the kids and don't just leave to play video games 10 minutes after interacting with the kids per my instructions. I said if I just want someone to cook and clean without interacting with the kids, I don't need to pay for 10 hours/day + room/board. She said okay fine, tell me a schedule including my video game breaks and how many books you want me to read to the kids a day. I am so close to firing her. What would you do? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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FIRE. [ Reply | More ]
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Fire her. [ Reply | More ]
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Yep, get rid of her. [ Reply | More ]
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This shit cracks me up. Lol! [ Reply | More ]
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did it sounds as bitchy as it comes across in your posting? [ Reply | More ]
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Kill yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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A lot worse. I tried to shorten it down. [ Reply | More ]
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dude. books hardly matter. just chill. either do some real schooling yourself or be happy with a clean house. nothing is going to come of "reading together time." just have them read some books and let them be otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
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I love how people lay down all these demands for the nanny to spend quality time with the kids, then leave for 10+ hours. [ Reply | More ]
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So why am I paying 10 hrs + room/board? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Why oh why do mothers put up with so much shit from stupid sitters and nannies is beyond me. Fire her and hire someone else. Also, when you pay a lot they become entitled. I have found that the less expensive they are the better they are. [ Reply | More ]
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I think you have a good point. The more they ask to be paid, the harder it is to manage them. They are constantly pushing to get out of doing things. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I think my ex is considering getting married again and he seems to be a much better man for her than for our family. Intellectually I know this is crazy, but I can't help but feel what is wrong with me that he couldn't have given our marriage the same effort. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He's got his best foot forward at the moment and is in a sexual frenzy. It'll dies down soon enough. Probably just as you're getting into a frenzy and looking hotter than ever (why didn't she do that for me??) for some other guy. [ Reply | More ]
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I am sorry, but accept that he changed. [ Reply | More ]
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you don't really know how things are in the new relationship, the grass is always greener [ Reply | More ]
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I have no doubt that dh would be better to someone new than he has been to us, for a while. Then the same problems would surface, though could be years later. [ Reply | More ]
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My fil told me this little Tidbit a few weeks ago. "If I had to do it all over again. I would work on my first marriage instead of divorcing. You carry the same shit to your second." [ Reply | More ]
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Heard the same thing from a man married 3 times! [ Reply | More ]
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I told my dh what his father said, and wasn't surprised at all. It's no secret fil still loves my mil. [ Reply | More ]
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Love that. [ Reply | More ]
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NP- divorced mom here and for me this is so not true. I could have never worked it out with my exdh and would not want to [ Reply | More ]
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I see why. [ Reply | More ]
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NP Holy crap my dad said something like this to me once about my mom (he was on wife #2 then) [ Reply | More ]
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What is he doing differently? [ Reply | More ]
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He seems to value her as a friend and respect her more. He also is working more as a partner with her where he seemed content to let me carry most of the weight in our marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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He was probably like that at the beginning with you, too. [ Reply | More ]
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you are kind. thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Many of the DHs who I have found out either cheated or had affairs were NOT the men I would have expected. Most are kind of dorky, surprisingly. Guess it takes all kinds. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How many is "many?" [ Reply | More ]
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I have heard of about 10, 8 of whom were total nerds. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, the two cheaters I know are totally dorky. Both jewish, too. [ Reply | More ]
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very scientific observation [ Reply | More ]
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Go back to your miserable room! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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When they are dorky and get money, some of them realize they have elevated themselves into a new market and can get the women who wouldn't look at them twice when they were just starting out. This is how I got traded in for a new model. [ Reply | More ]
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Many a NYC man is a hotter catch in his forties than in his twenties. [ Reply | More ]
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NYC is a tournament. Only the strongest survive. If you are 40 and enjoying NYC you are likely to be pretty successful... [ Reply | More ]
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Do you miss him? [ Reply | More ]
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I am sorry he changed into someone I did not recognize or admire anymore. I am sorry he did not realize he was giving up the respect of his children and friends. I miss the man I married. I do not know the man he is now very well. [ Reply | More ]
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I feel exactly the same about my dh. Sharing my home with a stranger would be less awkward. [ Reply | More ]
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Was she a subordinate at work? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Puke. Hope you find happiness, OR! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. It's hard not to be angry that someone like her just swooped in and basically inserted herself into our lives, and DH just opened the door and rolled out the red carpet for her to do it. She's not nice. My kids do not like her at all, she won't even speak to them. They say she looks right through them. They see her when they go to their dad's office. But he has her living with him in an apartment my kids have never even visited. They haven't spent a night with their dad in 2 years, but she's there. It's horrible and sad. I always thought I had married a guy who was going to be the best dad ever. I really got that wrong. [ Reply | More ]
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That's sad. Did he or is he planning to marry this woman? Is it all just an ego thing for him? [ Reply | More ]
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sorry but you come across as very biased in this analysis. [ Reply | More ]
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Dorky guys who obtain success are the worst type of guy. [ Reply | More ]
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not handsome pretty boys? [ Reply | More ]
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Handsome pretty boys are on the decline from college on whereas the dorks are ascending through middle age. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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All types of men who look at women as theirs to play with, suck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:17 PM Flag
[ - ] I've lost 23 lbs in 5 months. Long slow process but also very doable, esp. during the winter months when every other year since kids I'd gain. My goal is to lose another 5-7 and I'm finding I'm losing some of my focus. How do I get it back from those who reached goal weight? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'd give myself a break and then pick it up in a few months. Read something recently about how you should take a 6 month break after losing 10% of your weight in order to lock in a new set point. Losing more than 10% is harder to maintain (they said). [ Reply | More ]
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That's interesting. Thanks for that info about the 10percent [ Reply | More ]
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I want to know how you lost in the winter...that's when I always gain! As for now, my guess is that it will happen, by very slowly. I'm in a similar boat...4 pounds from my goal weight (I have a small frame,,,it shows!) and it feels like an uphill battle. Thinking of following some sort of strict diet for the month of April (17 Day Diet, Flat Belly Diet, etc.). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What age child should know how to do this problem with ease? "Tony wants to lay down laminate on the rectangular floor of a second bathroom. He measures the floor to be 4 yards by 3 yards. The laminate is sold in square feet for $1.25 per square foot. How many total square feet does Tony need to buy? How much will the laminate cost?" Special kudos to whoever can answer this first without using a calculator : ) 82 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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4th grade? [ Reply | More ]
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What's the answer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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Area is 12 yards or 12*9=108 feet. Laminate will cost 108 feet x $1.25= $136 [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Wrong, but close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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Oops, $135 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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my 7 yo could do it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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But the (I assume) grown up below could not. And you didn't post the answer. [ Reply | More ]
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= 3(4*3) = 36 sqft * 1.25 = 36+9 = $45. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Nope, try again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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4 yards by 3 yards is 108 square feet, not 36. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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(4*3*3*3)*1.25 [ Reply | More ]
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OP: You need to post the answer, but you are on the right track, unlike OR above. Plus, there are TWO questions, fyi. [ Reply | More ]
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^you would be penalized for not answering both so you have already lost half the points. [ Reply | More ]
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What kind of a freak are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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OP: If you didn't want to answer, you don't have to. But if you are going to respond, I am certainly going to tell you that your response isn't complete. Or should I give you an A for "effort"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Yeah, I know, and the second question answers the first (didn't think I needed to state something so obvious). So room is 12 (4*3) by 9 (3*3) = 108 sq feet. That answers the first question, and you multiple it to $1.25 to get cost. I mean, do you need help with your homework or something? I don't get the point of this exercise? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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The point is that someone above (was it you?) posted $136, first. No one had given the entire correct answer, which I found rather amusing. I suspect you were the one who posted the wrong answer of $136 because that person also knew how to get the answer, but still got it wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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No, I am the OR and my equation was correct, you just think you're proving something by making someone multiple 4*3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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It's embarrassing that you didn't answer the question and you are so defensive. It's just a board! If you think a student can write the equation and tell the teacher "my equation was correct so I don't have to actually answer the question" then I don't know where your child goes to school but I question their education. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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If I were a student I would fully write the answer. Was I pretending to be a student on a test, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:08 PM Flag
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OP: "Special kudos to whoever can answer this first without using a calculator : )" That was my question and if you didn't understand that means I was asking for the answer then I'm sorry. But I think it was pretty clear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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is it enough to know that you have to convert the yards to feet or does the child need to know how to convert without looking it up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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OP: The child has to answer the question. Pretend this is on a state exam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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6th maybe. It isn't that the problem itself is difficult, but the memorization of various conversation rates takes effort. Certainly not emphasized in my 4th graders math class. I would not recall it without looking it up at my age, and I am not sure if I ever knew it by heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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108 sg ft. $135. I used excel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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108 sq feet; $135. Do I have to answer in complete sentences to get full credit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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OP: You get full credit (although you weren't supposed to use excel!) Good job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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Various conversion rates??? There is one conversion, from yards to feet (3 feet in a yard). Everything else is just multiplication. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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obviously that is one conversion, and if I knew that was the only conversion I needed to know then I would know it, but there are a lot of other possible units of measure that could be tested, and I would have to memorize them all to be prepared for the test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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You don't know that there are three feet in a yard? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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I would have vaguely guessed that, but I would not have been sure until I looked it up. I will admit to being bad a conversion rates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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There are 9 feet in a square yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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^^^^^ correction! 9 square feet! to be exact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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Fourth grade. In third mine would have missed the feet to yards conversion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:56 PM Flag
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OP: I am still waiting for someone to post the entire correct answer. No one has yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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I'm not exactly sure why you think it hasn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Because if you look at the time stamp of when the correct answer was finally posted, you will see it came after this post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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You need meds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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Is the answer NOT $135? Because that's been posted at least three times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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Those JUST were posted. It is $135. It took quite a while. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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It really didn't. (4*3*3*3)*1.25 was posted within minutes. You're just nitpicky that someone didn't sit there and do the math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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It was a math question! lol! Can you imagine your dc telling the teacher that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:10 PM Flag
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^"hey ms. smith, you are just being nitpicky - I don't actually have to do the math" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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Am I a DC on a test? No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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The FIRST person to correctly post that equation didn't get get the correct answer! And I asked for the answer, not the formula to solve it. If you didn't want to participate, that's fine. I just don't know why you are demanding I acknowledge you were correct when you didn't actually post the answer. Just like the first person who posted the correct equation got the wrong answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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I saw the $136 and just assumed it's a typo. Are you an SAT proctor or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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(4*3*3*3)*1.25 was posted like 10 minutes ago. Do you really think people need help multiplying 4*3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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not op: there were 2 questions: how much does Tony need to buy? how much does it cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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And you can't figure out how much it costs without figuring out how much he needs to buy. So yes, that one equations solves both Qs. God, no wonder the education in America sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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OP: I asked you to answer the question and you did not. If you were a child being tested, you would FAIL the exam. So your pretense to "know it all" while not actually writing the answer is pretty embarrassing. You sound like a child. You didn't do what the question asked, and it did not ask for an equation. It asked for the answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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O.M.F.G. just tell us what you're trying to improve. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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^prove [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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That may be part of the problem. I think part of the point OP is making is that for the common core tests you would not have gotten credit for your answer. you didn't answer both questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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Well if OP stated this was form common core (or any real math test for that matter), I would've done it. For UB I'm just posting the formula. It'll be helpful if OP came out and said she was trying to prove something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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OP: If you look at the replies, you will see how many people missed the question. And you obviously didn't read carefully enough either. In the first responses, ONE person posted the correct formula and other people posted the wrong answer (including someone knowing that same formula you posted and still making a mathematical error). And the question was 2 parts. And I did not ask "how" do you do this, I said "kudos for whoever answers this first without a calculator". So just writing some equation did not answer the question. this is just a silly question and yet you can't admit you were careless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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Saying $136 was careless. Posting the formula means that OR trusted the people be able to do math. I guess that was her error. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:16 PM Flag
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OP: My point is that it is typical for people to glance at a problem like this and say "my 7 year old can do it", just like the 2nd OR did above. But when ADULTS tried to do it, there were a number of errors, both mathematical and in calculating the correct area in feet and not yards. I find that typical of people who act as if the state tests are a breeze because they are so "easy", but this pretty much shows how "educated" people can easily made mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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I didn't need your special kudos for doing fourth grade math. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Comes to $11.25/square yard (9 square feet in a sq. yd.), times 12 square yards = $135 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:58 PM Flag
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I'm the dummy above who factored out the 3, but to do the cost math in my head, I would stick to how I did it above so 108 sqft * 1.25 = 108 + 27 = $135. I think for most kids that's easier mental math than converting $/sqft to $/sqyd and then multiplying 12*11.25. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, I agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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He needs to buy 108 square feet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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OP: Correct [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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^based on your own criteria, I don't think this is correct. response does not indicate how many sq ft Tony needs to buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:11 PM Flag
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OP: Yes, you are right -- I am looking at different answers here. I wanted the answers to the 2 questions. How many square feet and total cost. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:19 PM Flag
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Wow, I really hope all the wrong answers here might make people think. No one has posted the right answer yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:59 PM Flag
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^^Okay, now they have, but not when I posted this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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Only because you always have to buy more than you need to match the pattern and line it up correctly. Don't know the size of the pattern or how it needs to be centered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:05 PM Flag
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Also not taking into account vanity, sink, toilet etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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Shower, tub [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:07 PM Flag
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The answer is, laminate is tacky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:06 PM Flag
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$110? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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my ds10 could do this and would have been able starting in 2nd grade, so 7-8 years old. but he's pretty advanced. i would think this would be territory for maybe smart 4th graders or regular fifth graders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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OP: I don't understand why some people are so angry. I see that a few people gave the entire correct response and many people did not. It is obviously not some "easy" question and I don't understand why some of the people who made errors are so defensive about it. Why not just acknowledge it takes quite a bit of thought. Kudos to everyone who answered wrong but wasn't defensive about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:09 PM Flag
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LOL I can't believe we're fighting against common core when we can't get grown adults to be able to read a formula without being told the exact answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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OP: It's not "fighting against common core". It is that we demand that every 8 or 9 year old gets these questions right. They may be ELL or just as careless as all the adults who made mistakes or didn't read carefully. What did this exercise prove? That 90% of UBers can't do 4th or 5th grade math? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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It proved that people on an anon board don't do exactly what is asked of them. If you put them down in front of a real test, I bet you'd get more answers. Furthermore, if you just gave them a chapter on this, they'll get even higher. If someone said "Post your HHI, weight, and city and state" and people responded with "$500k, 100 lbs, and NYC," it doesn't prove anything other than it's a freakin UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:27 PM Flag
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OP: Why are you so defensive? The people who replied are presumably adults. I specifically asked people to try to be first in giving the CORRECT answer and I asked them not to use a calculator (they were on their honor). When someone posts a HHI + poll, they aren't being asked for a "correct answer". Why can't you just admit that many, many adults would not get that very "easy" question (that apparently 7 year olds can do with ease) correct? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Or did it prove that this is an entirely inappropriate question to ask on the CC state test for regular gen ed population of 4th and 5th grade students? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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I'm the dummy who factored out the 3 in my haste to answer first (while juggling dc on the bus...!) and I also don't understand why people got so mad. Your question was clear enough that a complete answer would give the total Sq ft and the total cost, ideally without using a calculator (or presumably excel) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:24 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you! And obviously even the most brilliant mathematicians make careless mistakes. I think the few very defensive people on here are the ones who give knee-jerk defenses of state tests just because it supports some political agenda they have. I am all for testing and don't even mind the common core curriculum, but it is absurd that people are insisting that if all 9 year olds can't solve this problem is shows that public schools are failures. And this is actually one of the more straightforward questions! There are far trickier ones for kids to answer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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This sounds like a sample PARCC question for 4th grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Discussing overnight visitation for dcs with ex. He has not been interested previously. He lives with his gf and her dc in a 2 bedroom. Our dcs would sleep on the sofa in the living room. I'm not happy about it but don't want to be a bitch if he is trying to make an effort. Just keep quiet? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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How old are dcs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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How often will he have them? Maybe that works for weekend but not school nights. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Agree with PP, definitely not on school nights, also find out what kids want. Teenage girls may hate this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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ds', ages 8 and 12. To start, it will just be weekends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:53 PM Flag
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Did he just move in with her? Where have they been staying until now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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He has been there for awhile. My dcs have never had overnight visits with ex. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:00 PM Flag
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That's weird. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:20 PM Flag
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It does not work for 12YO, unless 12 YO wants it to work. How close do they live? Can he see kids, and then drop back at your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:01 PM Flag
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Does he want 12Yo to babysit? What is behind his change? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:02 PM Flag
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When I went to court, my ex lost all overnights because he could not provide a private bedroom for the kids. He can only see them until 9 pm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:35 PM Flag
[ - ] If you're the type of employee who likes to complete projects in a timely and orderly manner and your supervisor on the same project is an 11th hour kind of person, how do you deal with them? Finding it incredibly frustrating and I keep having to readjust my work schedule to deal with her whims. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:46 PM Flag
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I had bosses like that and just kept switching jobs til i found a boss that liked to get work done a week ahead of time like i do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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OP- Maybe it's time to move on. I gave something to this boss a month ago and she's just looking at it now. she's the type to edit her own edits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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You have to please the boss you have and you can't change them. Being noticeably annoyed won't help you one bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:03 PM Flag
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OP-i would never be noticeably annoyed. I agree that is disrespectful. But, is there a way to approach the person and say maybe we can communicate better about how projects are completed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:17 PM Flag
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I do what I can in advance sometimes I have to redo things but most of the time I am on the right track. I have learned over the years her hotspots and can manage to schedule around it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:20 PM Flag
[ - ] What the plane crash proves is that it is foolish to trust humans to fly planes . We already have self driving cars, so get ready for planes controlled by a ground control center not controlled by a depressed volatile pilot 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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dating myself obviously, but isn't there a speech at the beginning of top gun on the efficacy of pilots vs. drones (in war, obviously, so not entirely relevant here, but I just had a flashback). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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At the start of wargames, the humans are taken out of the nuclear launch loop. Anyone else remember that movie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:47 PM Flag
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Yes! Tic Tac Toe. The computer can learn, and he learned the lesson that there are no winners ever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Flying is still safer than driving your car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:50 PM Flag
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Best policy is to just never leave your house. There are humans everywhere! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Situations where pilot could not be trusted: 1-5. Situations where an emergency arose and manual piloting was needed: Countless, probably in the thousands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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Yeah, I am not getting in a plane that has no pilot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:51 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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that doesn't work. what if the ground control dude is on a jihad, too? virgin atlantic instituted a "always two in the cockpit" rule today. sounds like a simple way to do things. of course, a maniac could overcome a lot of things through violence. we all have to take a risk. crazy things happen sometimes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:07 PM Flag
[ - ] What's going to happen when all of the "depression is probably not real and overmedicated and people diagnosed with it should be prevented from holding certain jobs" people have depressed kids of their own? They're probably going to do what everyone else does - tell them to get over it and shame their kid into not getting help. Good luck with that! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:38 PM Flag
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Who has ever said depression is not real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:42 PM Flag
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The real issue is there is too much accommodation of the mentally ill in the workplace, If you allow mentally ill people in to dangerous situations they will kill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:43 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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Shootings too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:45 PM Flag
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And if you allow them on UB they will troll. I wonder if Hitker thought that all Jews were mentally ill. A sizable chunk of the U,S. Thinks homosexuality is a mental illness. Who decides? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:48 PM Flag
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Smart points. I like you. Who decided indeed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:49 PM Flag
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Nobody said depression is not real!!! If a small percentage of people have a bad reaction or the depression becomes energized by the drug, this number is not insignificant if millions upon millions are getting a rx. We need better care and more understanding and the acknowledgment that if someone is getting treatment, they may need to take a leave of absence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:52 PM Flag
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And would you say that to your own kid? "Sorry honey, but youre not allowed to be a doctor because you're depressed. Why not go back to school to be a paralegal?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:54 PM Flag
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I find it hard to believe that a person can't be a doctor if it is found out they are on antidepressants. I think something like 1 in 5 have taken rx. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 02:57 PM Flag
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yes, exactly that is what you say. Just like you say "Sorry honey, but you can't be a fighter pilot because you have a glass eye." or "Sorry honey, you can't be a basketball player because you are 5'3"" -- there are thing that our precious perfect snowflakes cannot do if they have some physical or mental anomaly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.27.15, 03:04 PM Flag
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