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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1050 on: September 04, 2016, 10:29:07 PM »
...My feeling is that I have an innate desire to put in my $.02.  Either I haven't depleted my two penny sets or my post count is augmented by multiple edits to eliminate typos.  Do edits count?  I am not sure.  As for the non important person I can understand your incarceration if you professed this status without a license.  Likewise I am in danger of apprehension since I believe that the requirement of an Associate's Degree in Sub-Tropical Urban Survival Techniques is immanent.

It is obvious many homeless in Miami lack the education to do it right.  I just hope I can get a Pell Grant to see me through.  FAU has free tuition if you can prove Florida residence but ironically there is no place to live up there in West Boca.  So I cannot take advantage of it.
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Is that "lack" a lack of formal education (qualifications on paper)?
Sir James Goldsmith (deceased) is an example  - and there are many more - of someone who was monumentally "unqualified" (in that sense) for what he did, but that never seemed to hold him back.
During their lives, such people have the propensity to change the world we live in, and sometimes they quietly do just that.
I know of not a few degree-holders who are apparently intelligent idiots.
(I blame a politicised educational system for this.)
« Last Edit: September 04, 2016, 10:36:24 PM by IainB »

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1051 on: September 04, 2016, 10:35:08 PM »
@app103: Sorry. Perhaps surprisingly, the irony was implicit in the comment.
Do try to keep up.

Having to put up with people like you is precisely the reason why I may never reach 6000 posts. Now go pat yourself on the back. You earned it.  :mad:

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1052 on: September 04, 2016, 10:47:21 PM »
@app103: How kind of you to say so!    :Thmbsup:
However, I don't know that you are necessarily correct. For example, you apparently joined in 2006 and are already at 5,643, so, arithmetically speaking, you are doing quite well and there's not too far to go to 6,000 now, whereupon - who knows? -  the aptly-named (as you have pointed out) @Miles.Ahead could well be there to congratulate you too. (The insolent cad.)    ;)

That will then make two of us who have been similarly knighted. I don't know, but there may already be more.
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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1053 on: September 04, 2016, 11:19:58 PM »
@app103: How kind of you to say so!    :Thmbsup:
However, I don't know that you are necessarily correct. For example, you apparently joined in 2006 and are already at 5,643, so, arithmetically speaking, you are doing quite well and there's not too far to go to 6,000 now, whereupon - who knows? -  the aptly-named (as you have pointed out) @Miles.Ahead could well be there to congratulate you too. (The insolent cad.)    ;)

That will then make two of us who have been similarly knighted. I don't know, but there may already be more.

That loud noise is not a plane flying over your head.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1054 on: September 04, 2016, 11:50:24 PM »
@app103: Well done! Another happy customer then.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1055 on: September 05, 2016, 06:24:27 PM »
...My feeling is that I have an innate desire to put in my $.02.  Either I haven't depleted my two penny sets or my post count is augmented by multiple edits to eliminate typos.  Do edits count?  I am not sure.  As for the non important person I can understand your incarceration if you professed this status without a license.  Likewise I am in danger of apprehension since I believe that the requirement of an Associate's Degree in Sub-Tropical Urban Survival Techniques is immanent.

It is obvious many homeless in Miami lack the education to do it right.  I just hope I can get a Pell Grant to see me through.  FAU has free tuition if you can prove Florida residence but ironically there is no place to live up there in West Boca.  So I cannot take advantage of it.
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Methinks that you may underestimate yourseslf.
Is that "lack" a lack of formal education (qualifications on paper)?
Sir James Goldsmith (deceased) is an example  - and there are many more - of someone who was monumentally "unqualified" (in that sense) for what he did, but that never seemed to hold him back.
During their lives, such people have the propensity to change the world we live in, and sometimes they quietly do just that.
I know of not a few degree-holders who are apparently intelligent idiots.
(I blame a politicised educational system for this.)

Let me preface my remarks by saying I have worked with very bright people both with degrees and without.  An engineer I worked with developed a "Nickel Plating Process" that produced a sheet that felt like cellophane but was actually a nickel screen.  You had to look through a magnifier to see the screen it was so fine.  One major application was in oscilloscope production.  He only had a G.E.D.

Another fellow I worked with had a degree in music and one in business.  So of course he was an engineer.  :)  An extremely bright fellow.  Also I worked in some research companies(as a mechanical tech) with PHDs.  I am just laying the ground work so people can see I don't have a chip on my shoulder when it concerns those with degrees.

In my case with only a G.E.D. I became a Software Analyst.  I was fortunate in that several of my article submissions to computer programming journals were published.  The first consulting company that hired me had a software developer who had a couple of the issues with my articles in his collection.  So they had some rationale for assuming I had the ability to do the job they were filling.

Unfortunately I got in on the gravy train as a consultant just as the railroad(figuratively speaking) was being disassembled.  More precisely, outsourced.  Since I was new I had the fewest contacts and limited experience.  I had a reputation of knowing what I was doing.  I just wish I got in on the game years earlier.  But since generally the computer is kept in a non hostile environment and the work usually involves typing on the keyboard rather than lifting object high in mass, I stubbornly hang on hoping I will get the gig that at least allows me to obtain decent living quarters and the usual stuff most of us took for granted if one had a full time job, such as car, a few toys etc..

But when it comes to office politics the singleton tends to get knocked out early in the game.  Unless he or she has done something semi-famous like inventing a computer language people know about or whatnot.

It does make me kind of sad that the programmer journals of yesteryear are gone and for the new generation just unknown.  Even wonderful writers like Jeff Duntemann have to include the titles of his programming journals on his page so that we can even remember what the magazines were named(I used to subscribe to all his stuff.  He brilliantly mixed humor with the technical knowledge.  I enjoyed his work very much.  He was The Guy when it came to Borland Turbo and Delphi stuff.)

But there seems to be a ready made mold for anyone without a permanent address in this country.  Anything you say is automatically discounted.  I don't even tell people what I used to make an hour because I figure they will just tell me I am a liar.  And of course I must be a drunk/crack head/nutcase or something or why would I be out here?  I feel bad for all these young kids who think they will really get this hot job in a field that is pretty much non-existent these days.  About all they can point to is game development.  I don't think the economy can thrive by all of us just selling each other video games.

But I get too serious.  My comment about the Associate's Degree to be homeless was semi-tongue-in-cheek.  I try to see the humorous side.  Otherwise it would just be too sad.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1056 on: September 06, 2016, 01:47:15 PM »
@app103: Sorry. Perhaps surprisingly, the irony was implicit in the comment.
Do try to keep up.

why so bitchy? :huh:
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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1057 on: September 06, 2016, 02:20:21 PM »
@app103: Sorry. Perhaps surprisingly, the irony was implicit in the comment.
Do try to keep up.

why so bitchy? :huh:


I laughed aloud at that.  ;D

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1058 on: September 12, 2016, 04:27:23 PM »
@app103: Sorry. Perhaps surprisingly, the irony was implicit in the comment.
Do try to keep up.
why so bitchy? :huh:
I laughed aloud at that.  ;D

^ me too.

April failed to see the funny, and IainB then failed to be gentle about it.
Hey, the two of you, you failed!  :o
But what the heck, we like you any way.  :up:

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1059 on: September 12, 2016, 09:00:19 PM »
@app103: Sorry. Perhaps surprisingly, the irony was implicit in the comment.
Do try to keep up.
why so bitchy? :huh:
I laughed aloud at that.  ;D

^ me too.

April failed to see the funny, and IainB then failed to be gentle about it.
Hey, the two of you, you failed!  :o
But what the heck, we like you any way.  :up:

I think you might have been right... originally.  But as it wore on, the blame became a bit one sided.

I heard an adage that I think is applicable in this situation.  If, as you go about your day, you meet a jerk, then you met a jerk.  If, however, everyone you meet is a jerk, then perhaps the jerk is you.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1060 on: September 28, 2016, 08:38:13 AM »
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How come I dont get no points :tellme: :P
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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1061 on: September 28, 2016, 09:04:37 AM »
Well, at least you're not Josh... he has -tive points!

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1062 on: September 28, 2016, 07:33:17 PM »
First rule of point club is: you don't talk about point club.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1063 on: September 28, 2016, 08:48:42 PM »
First rule of point club is: you don't talk about point club.

then whats the point?

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1064 on: September 28, 2016, 11:28:08 PM »
A little embarrassment for the 200th post.

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1065 on: October 25, 2016, 09:30:40 AM »
Post number 7069 is nothing to tell about, but I really couldn't wait, because I wanted to tell that right #now# I have been a member of DonationCoder's forum for 10 years! Happy me.

Have a nice day all of you.  :Thmbsup:


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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1066 on: October 25, 2016, 10:23:04 AM »
Post number 7069 is nothing to tell about, but I really couldn't wait, because I wanted to tell that right #now# I have been a member of DonationCoder's forum for 10 years! Happy me.

Have a nice day all of you.  :Thmbsup:




As the world turns 10 times!  That's a lot of revolutions.  Congrats.   :Thmbsup:



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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1067 on: October 25, 2016, 10:23:27 AM »
 :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1068 on: October 25, 2016, 02:52:10 PM »
I wanted to tell that right #now# I have been a member of DonationCoder's forum for 10 years!

Thanks for being here and for the contributions you've made over the past 10 years, Curt!

As the world turns 10 times!  That's a lot of revolutions.  Congrats.   :Thmbsup:

Actually the world has turned ~3,650 times since Curt joined. :D


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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1069 on: October 25, 2016, 03:00:19 PM »
3652.4, now we're at it.

Thank you guys, for the nice words.

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oh, then I did make it to 7070

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1070 on: October 25, 2016, 03:47:01 PM »
Quote
Actually the world has turned ~3,650 times since Curt joined. :D

For some reason all I could think about was the Soap Opera of the same name.  :)

Besides, you didn't take leap years into account.





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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1071 on: October 25, 2016, 04:14:32 PM »
3652.4, now we're at it.
Quote from: MilesAhead link=topic=26 25.msg403511#msg403511 date=1477428421
, you didn't take leap years into account.

oh, there is so much to consider! Actually, my favourite philosopher in Denmark, Peter Zinkernagel, authored my favourite quote:
"It's much harder to think, than people imagine"

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1072 on: October 26, 2016, 08:03:42 AM »
3652.4, now we're at it.
Quote from: MilesAhead link=topic=26 25.msg403511#msg403511 date=1477428421
, you didn't take leap years into account.

oh, there is so much to consider! Actually, my favourite philosopher in Denmark, Peter Zinkernagel, authored my favourite quote:
"It's much harder to think, than people imagine"


Here is the latest one I came up with:

"Warning:  some species are smarter than they at first appear."

You got to watch out for those who hide the light under a bushel.   :)

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1073 on: November 17, 2016, 01:32:08 AM »
Target is right on target with his 1600th post :Thmbsup:

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Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« Reply #1074 on: December 09, 2016, 09:42:56 AM »
And another useful post from oblivion makes it 400! :Thmbsup:

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