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Old 03-31-20, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Gotta be able to ride fast when you’re fleeing the zombies.
I felt like a dork yesterday, thinking about the lost watts as I felt the leg hair blowing. But at the same time, I couldn't get it out of my head and I knew that it would continue to bug me.
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You mean if you don't go to grad school?
Not really. With a good GPA and a good test score you can get into a good program, right?
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Too cold in winter IMO.
Fact, not opinion.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not really. With a good GPA and a good test score you can get into a good program, right?
That is true on the whole, but a big name can mitigate the effect of a not so great GPA. Speaking theoretically here, of course.
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Being accepted at Harvard is better than a University of Phoenix degree? I realize maybe not that bad, but institution name speaks pretty loudly.

Where will a film degree take her? My gig of choice is very black and white, and has always been that way. That seems to be a very grey area to me, but I am quite uninformed in the liberal arts area and the pursuit of a career.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
That is true on the whole, but a big name can mitigate the effect of a not so great GPA. Speaking theoretically here, of course.
The flip side of that is that a so-so test score by a student at lower tier college really hurts. Speaking very untheoretically.
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My kid wants to go to CU. No chance. We're going to try and punt him far away. Chicago would be ideal. Get him out of the bubble.
My kid had a choice of Penn State or Florida State, he chose the latter because track and field in the southern climes beats northern climes every day.

He was a good kid, I had no doubt he would continue to be so far from home. Besides, I had ventured far from home for college myself (Dallas), so the distance argument was doomed.
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I thought I wanted to go as far away as possible for college and did...for a year. After which I transferred to a better school closer to home.
I wound up transferring back to NY too because I had had enough of Texas.
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There are obvious problems with interpreting these data from IOT thermometers (Why? Why? ), but they're interesting.

https://healthweather.us
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Is she going to be shouldering any of the obligation for tuition and expenses?
Funny guy.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Boulder bubble. Republic of Boulder. Strange brew and very white.
Incredibly strange brew.

"Of course I want clean air, but that doesn't apply to my 1977 Saab."

Good choice on sending the youngster into the wide world.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
There are obvious problems with interpreting these data from IOT thermometers (Why? Why? ), but they're interesting.

https://healthweather.us
They keep AG employed. Smart everything. Let’s put chips in our couches and tables and shoes and everything else. Why not a smart coffee mug?
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So we heard from the last college for daughter #2 . She got accepted at NYU. Her 3 top choices are USC, NYU, and Temple.

No way she is going to USC. It's too far away and very expensive. I know it has the #1 program for her current intended major (Film) in the whole effing country, but that's just not happening based on her maturity and other issues. If she shows some maturity she possibly could transfer there after 1 or 2 years closer to home.

NYU is possible, but TBH the cost of NYU (after the modest scholarship they gave her) will cost about 6x the cost of Temple (which has offered her free tuition for 4 years, we just pay expenses).

We are going to have a big fight on our hands, and I don't look forward to it. There will be more drama to come.
Temple, or take a gap year to work and think about it.
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Old 03-31-20, 11:58 AM
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I am quite uninformed in the liberal arts area and the pursuit of a career.
Me too, and I've got a degree in it. I got lucky I landed where I did. I had zero plan on what to do after I graduated.
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Funny guy.
I know, I know. I asked because I thought that the idea of being at least partially responsible for the decision might invoke a little thought... but then I remembered that most 18-year-olds have only a theoretical grasp of finances and the idea of several years of obligation wouldn't faze 'em, anyway.
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Her circle of friends/classmates mostly have that attitude too. Most of them have pushy parents, btw, but that attitude is common among bright kids and is sadly infectious.

Northwestern is a great school, btw. My mom's sister lives in Evanston. It's a great town. I probably spent (total over my first 18 years of life) about 6 months there. Too cold in winter IMO.
We had a -76 wind chill day. They refused to shut class down and ran buses. It was some nominal amount of time outside and your blood would freeze. Excuse not to go to class.

My mom moved to Wilmette and it was too quiet, so she went back downtown.
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I thought I wanted to go as far away as possible for college and did...for a year. After which I transferred to a better school closer to home.
I went far away, and then transferred much, much farther away. Getting an education wasn't at the top of my list; getting away was. Such an an odd thing. I got along great with my parents, and then 1967 came along (I was 15). And then 1968 came along, my head snapped around, and that was the end. Of a lot of things.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I think it's likely things will resume by August. We should be heading down the curve by May + summer heat.

Huh, August 23 could be a bit toasty for a strenuous event.
You might want to forget that 'summer heat' thing. I doubt it applies. Will let you know within the month.
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I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools in MN recently decided to stay closed until at least May 1st and there's speculation that they may not go back all this school year. In the meantime, they've been feeling out the needs for students w/r/t distance education. Now I've just received an email that they're going to be dropping off a device (tablet? laptop? I really don't know) for my son tomorrow at precisely 10:11AM. I wonder what they've got in store.
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Good idea but she is a SNOB and thinks she is "better" than Temple. She applied to U Penn (but got rejected) and would likely have agreed to go there since it's an elite Ivy school.

Sigh. I am ****ed.
Put your foot down, you namby pamby. What's she gonna do, disown you? Yeah, right.
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Lol. Seeds with the tough love.
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Temple, or take a gap year to work and think about it.
Yeah, I think the ideal solution would be for her to go to the city for several months and maybe she'd get it out of her system before dropping $50k (or whatever it is) on school.
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You might want to forget that 'summer heat' thing. I doubt it applies. Will let you know within the month.
Keep us posted.
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Temple, or take a gap year to work and think about it.
datas' kids are not gap year kids.
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Put your foot down, you namby pamby. What's she gonna do, disown you? Yeah, right.
Have you been drinking?
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I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools in MN recently decided to stay closed until at least May 1st and there's speculation that they may not go back all this school year. In the meantime, they've been feeling out the needs for students w/r/t distance education. Now I've just received an email that they're going to be dropping off a device (tablet? laptop? I really don't know) for my son tomorrow at precisely 10:11AM. I wonder what they've got in store.
Virtual school started here yesterday. Starts at 9:00 a.m. with live homeroom and today was the first day of live math, and it was all jacked up. Live math postponed because I think Mr. Speer needs to upgrade his internet connection. School ends at 2:30 p.m.

We're not going to go back to school this year. Governor basically said it yesterday. Welcome to online school. They've been doing the Chromebook distribution for a few weeks, but only if you needed one.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
New tent day. Bulky, but I think it will do.

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