1. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    The G4 is a phone you can attempt to use without a case. The iPhone 6+ is slipperier than an eel😀
    I doubt it's more slippery than the M8...

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    London is pretty much the same. I like London for the non touristy bits but I also don't mind those areas either, sometimes.

    Most people who work in London don't live there and those who do the blue collar work travel long distances to do a crap job for low wages because they've been priced out of the city. As time goes by even those small pockets of commutable areas for blue collar workers are becoming smaller and smaller and they're being pushed further out of the city.

    Public transport here is outrageously expensive and anyone not making decent money can't live too far from their work because you start to go into negative territory. This is the problem. Even worse though is that there's this idea to make living spaces smaller and supposedly cheaper so there's a place for people to live. Unfortunately, that's not even happening. Nothing but luxury apartment after luxury apartment going up. Foreign buyers getting first crack at purchase. Then rent prices way out of the reach of blue collar workers. I can't even afford rental prices in the centre of London, well I can but I'd be broke the rest of the month. :P

    For some reason, rich people think streets clean themselves, garbage is collected automatically and things just vanish... not realising there's a person behind all of it. But cities are no longer places to live really. Nothing but back security boxes for rich people. It's becoming less a place to be.
    Agreed. Many a day I wonder "why the F" am I going through all this effort just to break even. And as I explore the city, NYC just has a different vibe now that's less appealing to me.

    I saw a special on the sewer system in Paris and was impressed how decorated these guys were to their jobs. Same with the garbage disposal guys in Venice. Here? You should have seen the racist comments levelled at the MTA workers during the last pay strike about 10 years ago. You'd have thought we were in the South in the 1950s...

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    I got a few good breaks so luckily I managed to come out in the black after getting my graduate degree. I finally got to researching some options for my kid and will open an account next week so that there is some money stashed aside for paying the tuition fees. I think all the help that my child can get the better.

    People talk about stagnating wages and increased cost of healthcare but the increase in cost of tuition in this country for higher education has far outpaced any other item in the last 20 years. Also the rules of getting credits and classes have become more restrictive. If I were to get my graduate degree today at the same school I would have a pile of debt and most likely no job after graduation either the way they have structured the study program now.
    It is killer. How the F do they expect students to pay back these loans? And you wonder why some college grads want to be managers after getting their degree? It's because on a manager's salary you'll have a shot of not starting after paying the loans back...

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    Don't mind me folks...I'm getting my mini-Sahib on before I walk into one of those meetings in the next few minutes with my supervisor and my newer colleagues where I have to zone out for an hour or so...

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    04-14-2016 09:56 AM
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    It is killer. How the F do they expect students to pay back these loans? And you wonder why some college grads want to be managers after getting their degree? It's because on a manager's salary you'll have a shot of not starting after paying the loans back...

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    I have nothing against higher education but it should be noted that there's lots of people who shouldn't go as it doesn't suit them. The other problem is that there's a belief, thanks to the higher education institutes, that you'll have a guaranteed job and more money after graduating. Which is untrue. Also parents...

    Then you wonder why most people want to be famous for just being famous or trying their hands at the various talent shows or other reality TV. Because it's easy money.
    04-14-2016 09:59 AM
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    At least he reads all the posts. That means his reading comprehension is better than some of his peers...the only part we question is how he chooses to use his comprehension skills at times...

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    You gave him a pass on his composition and grammar skills, I see that you are in a good mood MIA :-)
    Is the supervisor off work today?
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    Okay, I need to get cracking on some things at work. I will check back in a couple of hours later...
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    04-14-2016 10:44 AM
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    You gave him a pass on his composition and grammar skills, I see that you are in a good mood MIA :-)
    Is the supervisor off work today?
    I can't hammer him every time over everything...gotta leave you and Rue something to take a shot at...

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    04-14-2016 11:19 AM
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    You gave him a pass on his composition and grammar skills, I see that you are in a good mood MIA :-)
    Is the supervisor off work today?
    Nope, the supervisor was there. The meeting would have been less than useless except for this nice Asian dental resident who gave a good presentation on oral health.

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    04-14-2016 11:20 AM
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    So I'm talking to my (Hispanic) colleague about a possible pass the lady in the pizza shop may have made at me. This is all very confusing because the lady in the pizza shop (likely Hispanic) reminds me of a Hispanic ex of mine. Now, I'm not attracted to the lady in the pizza shop but I thought I saw some subtle moves that I'd never seen before today. What's up with that?

    Funny scenario...funny conversation.

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    Got a patient in my office driving me nuts because she's wishy washy and cannot make up her mind...

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    04-14-2016 01:26 PM
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    So here's the back story to my latest post in the eats thread. The place I bought the bagel from has had their store there for years. They were already well established when I started working at my job 9 years ago.

    Now they're gone because the landlord jacked up the rent to an unaffordable price. They're scrambling to find a new site (guess preferably in the neighborhood), but no luck so far. Sunday's their last day (but I guess it's more so Saturday).

    It's sad because I liked the people there...hard working Hispanic folks as staff who were really nice. The construction crew working on the MTA project nearby are pissed because they'd be in there every day getting breakfast and lunch, causing the lines for everyone is to be super long. I went in there today and you can see one of the machines were they kept cold fruit and juices was barren.

    My guess is the landlord has someone coming in who can pay the higher rent. NYC metro life...if you cannot afford it, you'll get pulled under and swept aside...

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    That has even happened in Cleveland. There was a local coffee shop that I used to go to. It was open 24/7 and had open mic nights weekly. It was a great place. The landlord raised the rent, so the coffee shop closed down. The current tenant is a bank.
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    04-14-2016 01:39 PM
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    I have nothing against higher education but it should be noted that there's lots of people who shouldn't go as it doesn't suit them. The other problem is that there's a belief, thanks to the higher education institutes, that you'll have a guaranteed job and more money after graduating. Which is untrue. Also parents...

    Then you wonder why most people want to be famous for just being famous or trying their hands at the various talent shows or other reality TV. Because it's easy money.

    My case was different in high school. The counselor always dig in the idea That a college degree won't land you a job or more money. Same with my folks they told me that nothing is guaranteed in life except death.
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    Man I need more time lol gotta do homework !
    04-14-2016 01:58 PM
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    That has even happened in Cleveland. There was a local coffee shop that I used to go to. It was open 24/7 and had open mic nights weekly. It was a great place. The landlord raised the rent, so the coffee shop closed down. The current tenant is a bank.
    That's the thing. Landlords don't care how you make the money, as long as you make the money to cover the rent and they don't have to do too much. Just a sad state of affairs.

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    My case was different in high school. The counselor always dig in the idea That a college degree won't land you a job or more money. Same with my folks they told me that nothing is guaranteed in life except death.
    Higher education gives you a better starting point,which is why school is helpful. It doesn't guarantee much outside of a better starting spot, but depending on the line of work...school counts for something.

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    Man I need more time lol gotta do homework !
    If you saw the young lady I was working with in my office, homework would be the last thing on your mind...

    ...and no, she wasn't wearing a watch...

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    Thumbing through the flood of HTC 10 reviews. I see The Verge is still as unreliable as usual.

    One thing I would love to see WPC do is to revisit a device a few months later. Don't think they'll do that, but it's an interesting read to see how the device has aged.

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    04-14-2016 03:30 PM
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    Finished learning Latin, I'm not even half way through, I'll leave it for next occasion, I'm just too tired. I should be learning literature too, but as I said, I feel like I'm dead.
    04-14-2016 03:37 PM
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    There's also a continuous shortage of hospitality staff here in the EU. Also medical and IT staff.

    For those who may be curious.
    I'm planing on going to IT related college, and also moving out of Bosnia, so that's more than interesting to me. But there's like 5-7 more years to go, so things will probably change.

    Also my cousin moved to Germany and is working there as a medical technician or something.
    04-14-2016 03:45 PM
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    I just missed one of the greatest games in Europa League of this season. Well, thank God I have that Time Shift sorcery thing.
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    Hey Ed, here is the cheap laptop you are looking for.
    http://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/190054
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    Nope. We will be hosting the workshop at the clinic itself. We've got a mix of high school seniors and college freshmen this year as peer educators. It's fun to work with them.

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    That's an excellent plan. It should help the young people in the community.
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    Thumbing through the flood of HTC 10 reviews. I see The Verge is still as unreliable as usual.

    One thing I would love to see WPC do is to revisit a device a few months later. Don't think they'll do that, but it's an interesting read to see how the device has aged.

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    Android Central has revisited devices.
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