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  1. libra89's Avatar
    You'll be surprised at how often this happens. Grad school is a great way to have you work under pressure and push your boundaries.
    I'll take your word for it.
    03-30-2018 10:19 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    That's the Masters level foo-foo bull****. I'll be honest and say that the only reason why I went back to get a master's was because in my line of work they will criminally underpay you will a regular college degree only. They do that with a master's still but it is so egregious without one it's not even funny.
    In your field, it's probably more prominent but it's kind of similar in mine, to a point. In my case, having a Masters means I can go anywhere basically. The ceiling is very real without a MLIS (never mind the pay difference too).
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    03-30-2018 10:21 AM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That's the Masters level foo-foo bull****. I'll be honest and say that the only reason why I went back to get a master's was because in my line of work they will criminally underpay you will a regular college degree only. They do that with a master's still but it is so egregious without one it's not even funny.
    Does the salary disparity offset the cost of a Master's Degree? I'm looking at it from the prospect of retiring at 62 as opposed to 67. You'll get roughly $500/month less at 62 but by the time you reach 67 you're already $30k ahead of the game. You'd have to live until 77 just to break even and of course there's no guarantee you'll make it to 77 - or 67 for that matter.
    03-30-2018 10:54 AM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Does the salary disparity offset the cost of a Master's Degree? I'm looking at it from the prospect of retiring at 62 as opposed to 67. You'll get roughly $500/month less at 62 but by the time you reach 67 you're already $30k ahead of the game. You'd have to live until 77 just to break even and of course there's no guarantee you'll make it to 77 - or 67 for that matter.
    In theory it is supposed to, provided you manage your money correctly (have savings and investments) and pay off the damn loans quickly. The idea has been that with a master's and or a doctorate, your earning potential is higher - especially once you clear the loans.

    Back in your time and the time of many of my clients at work, you didn't need a college degree in order to get into the middle class as if you hit on the right job and grinded it out (and was smart with your money above), you'd be OK. Now, that **** is virtually over. Because of increased cost of living, and other factors, many places are trying to tie college level education into those positions. That can lead to one of Rue's favorite things: newly minted college grads asking for big bucks with no experience just because they have a degree.

    It's why you can not rely on SSI/Medicare as the politrickians done ****ed that up too. Many of the clients I work with are in the no man's land where they had blue collar jobs and the Medicare coverage has more holes in it than a Combover Calligula press conference speech. It forces them to burn though savings that they have or if they didn't save, get screwed faster. And with ol' Combover slashing Medicaid, it is harder to bend the system slightly to get people in need the help they need.

    Sorry, had to snowball and rant it there.
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    03-30-2018 11:22 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Another work week ends...lots of work done, lots of work not completed. Hit reset over the weekend, get ready for next week, I suppose.
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    03-30-2018 05:07 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Hey Laura,

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    03-30-2018 05:10 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hey Laura,

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    Wow! That's really cool. ☺️
    03-30-2018 05:42 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Wow! That's really cool.
    Figured you might like it.
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    03-30-2018 06:19 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I guess we gotta notch 'em up. Looks like the OnePlus 6 will come with a cutout too.

    It doesn't bother me, but the Carl Pei fanboys had a **** when he posted "learn to love the notch".
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    03-30-2018 08:36 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    The naming ceremony went as expected. It was good.

    Aside from a lady saying that I'm next and then my mom saying that I'll get married and then give her a baby to said lady.



    I told my sister and brother about it and my sister said that she wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall for that conversation with our Mom and that she hopes that I change my mind. My response was simple, I never wanted them.

    In fact, I have never worried or thought about the baby clock ticking...
    03-31-2018 12:02 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Before the event, I got to hold my nephew for the first time. I was scared but it was cool.

    Just finished most of the cleanup from it. I'm tired. I figured that I wouldn't be able to set up the new thing I picked up today, but hopefully tomorrow. We'll see.
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    03-31-2018 01:48 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    On the way to a fake gemstone mine (kid loves gemstones) and some trees outside the venue after a thundershower.
    03-31-2018 10:16 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I see a BOGO deal for the S9 is out...the question is: when will 99 find a better version?
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    03-31-2018 10:28 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    On the way to a fake gemstone mine (kid loves gemstones) and some trees outside the venue after a thundershower.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...34e4b00e43.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...24aa1f5b02.jpg
    Wow that's a great shot!
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    03-31-2018 11:09 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Gonna take the Mi Mix 2 out to test.
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    03-31-2018 01:10 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    Under the dryer at the salon, so what better time to spill out what I'm thinking about...

    So in my friend group, I have another friend getting married next month. We have hung out independently like 1 time. I had a fun girls sleepover with her and 2 of the girls in the group last year. She is closer to the other two girls than me, like they plan to hang out (independently) and talk on the phone.

    She's cool and so is her soon to be husband, they are a solid pairing. However, I have been on the fence about going to the wedding, which is 3 hours away. RSVPs are due by tomorrow. Because of the time of the wedding, I'll have to do an overnight stay unless I really want to be on the road driving home at 11. That's not really safe.

    One of the girls is going, she was even asked to play piano. I have to touch base with the other one though. I also checked my classes and I should be okay even though that is coming close to the end. I do wonder if I have an answer in being unsure or what. She has supported me in a big moment so that adds to the feelings.

    Edit: The other one is going, I would feel better going down with her and coming back.
    Last edited by libra89; 03-31-2018 at 01:58 PM.
    03-31-2018 01:23 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Gonna take the Mi Mix 2 out to test.
    Sweet. I'm looking forward to hearing how that will go for you. Are you also going to do your headphone test?
    03-31-2018 01:24 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Sweet. I'm looking forward to hearing how that will go for you. Are you also going to do your headphone test?
    Will do.

    I'm using the same headphone as I do on the Pixie. So far, the Jam (Bluetooth) sound louder.
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    03-31-2018 01:55 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So far, I'm very impressed with the Mi Mix 2. It's so HTC Titanesque for me it's not even funny.

    It's paired to the OG Hu watch and I remembered what I disliked about this thing - sunlight legibility is bad. Still, this pairing looks really good together, especially since I'm using a navy blue case.
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    03-31-2018 02:09 PM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    For the first time in ages, I don't feel the urge to switch my daily driver. The Pixel is the fruit stand equivalent in the Android world. Boring, works as advertised. Despite the S9 BOGO on TMO, I am not that interested in it.
    03-31-2018 02:14 PM
  21. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Some random shots. img_20180331_161335_1.jpgimg_20180331_155752_1.jpgimg_20180331_164202_1.jpg
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    03-31-2018 03:54 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    For the first time in ages, I don't feel the urge to switch my daily driver. The Pixel is the fruit stand equivalent in the Android world. Boring, works as advertised. Despite the S9 BOGO on TMO, I am not that interested in it.
    It sounds like you found your phone series. That makes sense though because in your case, anything else could be a downgrade.
    03-31-2018 03:57 PM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    And in typical NYC fashion...img_20180331_165913_1.jpg
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    03-31-2018 04:05 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For the first time in ages, I don't feel the urge to switch my daily driver. The Pixel is the fruit stand equivalent in the Android world. Boring, works as advertised. Despite the S9 BOGO on TMO, I am not that interested in it.
    Good luck with that. At the rate of how the S9 isn't selling as Samsung expects, you'll be able to pick one up later on another BOGO.
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    03-31-2018 04:06 PM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    As much I would like a V30, I may just with the Mixie and Pixie show solely. I like both devices as they run smooth and bring different things to the table.

    Pixie is the work phone and Mixie is for those flash days. While I really love the Swiss army nature of the V30, the software situation is really the killer for me.

    Plus the price hasn't come down as yet as typical with LG phones. I may change my mind later in the year, but for right now I'm good with these two.
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    03-31-2018 04:20 PM
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