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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1 Sabrblade

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Hey guys, I'm currently working another of my personal projects and need some help with researching some information for it that has proven to be best acquired through the old-fashioned way of asking people directly instead of just Googling it.

 

 

Part 1: 1990s School Years

 

In this section, what I am looking for is information about what time of year various school years in the United States began and ended from back in mainly the 1990s.

 

To anyone here who was in either kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school in the U.S. back during any year from 1990-2000, can you recall around what time of year your school years began and ended? Like, if they started in late August or early September, and ended in either late May or early June.

 

Specific dates are not necessary, but would be appreciated if you are able to provide them. :thumbsup

 

And in which state or states (if you attended school in more than one state over the course of that era) were these schools' years in? And which years from 1990-2000 were they? And which grades?

 

 

As an example, I myself attended Kindergarten through 3rd grade from 1996-2000, and I definitely recall that those four school years of mine each began during late August and ended near the end of May (I remember May 30th being the last day for at least one or two of my elementary school years, but I don't remember which). The school I went to at the time was (and still is) located here in Florida.

 

 

But, since school years vary by state, school district, and other factors, this wasn't the case for everyone else in the country. So, what time of year did your school years begin and end back in the 90s if you were in school back then in the U.S.? And in which state(s) were these schools' years? And when? And what grades were they?

 

So far from this thread, I've got the following:
 
 
Florida: late August to late May
Michigan: either late August or early September to early/mid-June
Virginia: the day after Labor Day to early/mid-June
Texas (central and coastal): (still waiting for tec's answer on this one) to on or near May 30th
Pennsylvania: the last week of August to sometime during the first week of June
Oregon: a day or two after Labor Day to early/mid-June
Texas (Houston): mid-late August to mid-late May
Ohio: early September to early/mid-June
New York: the week before Labor Day to the first Friday in June
Illinois (central): middle of August to middle of May
Illinos (southern): 2nd-3rd week of August to 3rd-4th week of May
 
 
 
Part 2: Adult Education Diplomas/Degrees
 
For this part, I would like to know the following: Let's say one were to attend a form of adult education that is neither for high school or college. Like, say, night school or GED or a special career-related education, for instance. 
 
If one were to attend any of these forms of adult education, when might the courses for these end? By which I mean, around what time of year, that is. Would these end around the same time as a high school term in the Spring (late May/early June), or earlier than that like when a college term in the Spring ends (mid-to-late April)?
 
And, when one earns a diploma/degree/etc. for any of these forms of adult education, but opts to instead have it sent to their home in the mail rather than their attending a formal graduation ceremony (for whatever reason), how long would it usually take for a diploma/degree/etc. to arrive in the mail?
 
 
 
Part 3: 1990s School Semesters and Holidays
 
Similar to Part 1, if you were in school in the United States during the 1990s, in any grade from K-12, do you remember if any of your first semesters ended before or after the Winter Break? Like, if you had to take any exams for any of your classes during the first semester, were those exams taken in December before the break, or in January after you got back from the break?
 
Also, do you recall if you had any of the following holidays off of school or not?
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day

And finally, for Thanksgiving, did your schools give you only the day before, the day of, and the day after off, or did they give you the entire week off?

 

Like the answers for Part 1, please provide the years, grades, and states for these answers, please and thank you.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 August 2018 - 03:35 PM.

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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

I attended K-12 in Michigan from '84 through '97. As best I can recall, I think we started in either late August or early September, a bit before Labor Day. School would let out in early/mid-June. I hated that schedule because it meant the first semester actually ended two weeks after we returned in January. You'd have two weeks at Christmas to forget everything, and then have a week to get back up to speed before taking finals.  :angry

 

My daughter's currently in elementary school in Michigan, and she still has the same schedule. School starts at the end of August and lets out mid-June.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

My school system in the late 80s to early 2000s started school the day after Labor Day and ended bout early to mid June unless there was a huge amount of snow days.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Most of what I can easily remember 4-12 ends on or near May 30th and the day ended at 3:30 (Unless I got D-Hall (witch in 6-7-7-8 grade happened a lot I was a bad kid)

 

This is central and costal TX areas BTW


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

My school system in the late 80s to early 2000s started school the day after Labor Day and ended bout early to mid June unless there was a huge amount of snow days.

Which state was this?

 

 

Most of what I can easily remember 4-12 ends on or near May 30th and the day ended at 3:30 (Unless I got D-Hall (witch in 6-7-7-8 grade happened a lot I was a bad kid)

 

This is central and costal TX areas BTW

Do you remember when those school years began?


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 May 2018 - 10:53 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#6 Ironbite

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:03 AM

Well if you check my location, it was the Space Between The Cracks.  Reality, Northern Virginia.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

In the '90s, the school year started the last week of August and, barring any days missed due to snow that had to be made up at the end of the year, lasted until the first week of June.

 

Oh yeah, almost forgot - I went to school in Pennsylvania and I graduated in 1994.

 

Good lord, I'm old.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:08 AM

lasted until the first week of June.

By this do you mean they ended right as the first week of June was beginning (meaning ending at the end of May) or that they ended when the first week of June was itself ending?


Edited by Sabrblade, 17 May 2018 - 11:08 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

I graduated back in 96.  The school years in my area back then, and even still now, are the same as Ironbite's.  Starting always a day or two after Labor Day in September and ending around early to mid June.  This is in Oregon.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:37 PM

My birthday is May 29 and it was always JUST outside the school year so I didn't get any of the things other kids got on their birthday.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

Grad of 99 so 91-99


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

My wife graduated in Houston, TX in '97 and it was mid-late August through mid-late May.

 

I graduated in Cincinnati, OH in '93 and we were early September through early-mid June my entire school career. The majority of our schools did not have air conditioning, so it was ostensibly cooler (but not really).


 
 
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

 

lasted until the first week of June.

By this do you mean they ended right as the first week of June was beginning (meaning ending at the end of May) or that they ended when the first week of June was itself ending?

 

Sorry if I was vague - I meant that the school year usually ended sometime during the first week of June.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

Grad of 99 so 91-99

You misunderstand. I meant the month(s) that each of those school years began. You gave me the ending month (and the specific ending date, so thank you for that :thumbsup ) but not the starting month.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:15 PM

Are you people telling me that they can add extra days to your school year to make up for snow days?! That is pure evil! Thank goodness there's no such thing as a snow day in Australia. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

Yup. In the north they add days for snow and ice. In the south, they add days for hurricanes and floods. It's usually not one to one though: it takes two or three missed days during the year for them to tack on an extra day at the end. And in some districts around here anyway, there are usually a few in-service days during the year that can also be utilized first.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:05 AM

I was in 7-12  from 1990 - 1995 in Upstate NY (specifically Delaware county if you need exact locations).   School always started the week before Labor Day (it was always our first 3 day weekend) and classes ended the first Friday in June with a "finals week" after, where you only came in if you had a test. (I remember my very last final was June 14th 1995 and graduation ceremony was a week later).

 

Our 'last day' could shift depending on how many times school had to close in the winter due to snow days as well. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

Are you people telling me that they can add extra days to your school year to make up for snow days?! That is pure evil! Thank goodness there's no such thing as a snow day in Australia. 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

My birthday is May 29 and it was always JUST outside the school year so I didn't get any of the things other kids got on their birthday.

What was the starting month for the school years? And which state was this?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

Yup. In the north they add days for snow and ice. In the south, they add days for hurricanes and floods. It's usually not one to one though: it takes two or three missed days during the year for them to tack on an extra day at the end. And in some districts around here anyway, there are usually a few in-service days during the year that can also be utilized first.

 

In my part of Texas it's 1 - 1. 

 

A specific number of days each school year are set aside as "bad weather" or "inclement weather" days. 

 

If those days aren't used for their stated purpose, then they're given to students and staff as days off. 

 

If more days are used up than are allotted, then the extra days are tacked onto the end of the school year. 





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