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 on: Today at 07:33:01 pm 
Started by drsyn - Last post by mamselle
Now, if it turned into a Peugeot, I'd consider swapping for my Gitane.

And that, given the age of my much-loved 10 speed, bought in Holland in1973, would be off the map on thread- inappropriateness.

But it's not, so I vote that post can stay on the island that is this thread...to mix metaphors yet a third time.

M.

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 on: Today at 07:17:36 pm 
Started by atalanta - Last post by leobloom

I too want to know about this 'card' system! We still have to pass around a sign in sheet or use pencil/paper too.

Not sure if it is the same system, but all our students carry student ID cards. Each card has a photo of the student so we can check the IDs of students in exams, and a barcode which we can scan to record class attendance.

There's a scanner by the door which opens for swiping ID cards a few minutes before class starts and closes a few minutes after (customizable; it can also mark tardiness.)

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 on: Today at 07:11:53 pm 
Started by notaprof - Last post by fiona
Gene Wilder, comic genius, rest in peace

RIP. I will always imagine him whenever I am wet and hysterical.

The Fiona

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 on: Today at 07:10:06 pm 
Started by busyslinky - Last post by fiona
May I post!

The System didn't allow me to post for three days. I had many brilliant comments, most of which I've forgotten.

Anyway, for the theme of this thread--busyslinky, you are the fairest one of all!

The Fiona

Was that because you may have threatened to develop into a tropical storm?

I think I had already disintegrated into a tropical depression by then, but who can keep track? Your explanation is the best one yet offered.

You are very wise. You must be incredibly good-looking.

The Fiona

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 on: Today at 06:33:18 pm 
Started by atalanta - Last post by scotia

I too want to know about this 'card' system! We still have to pass around a sign in sheet or use pencil/paper too.

Not sure if it is the same system, but all our students carry student ID cards. Each card has a photo of the student so we can check the IDs of students in exams, and a barcode which we can scan to record class attendance.

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 on: Today at 06:31:00 pm 
Started by untenured - Last post by magnemite
My mechanic brought my broken Volvo back to life.  He said, "You cannot kill a Volvo."  :)

I was very impressed by the fact that, given the thick encrustations on all of the valves that the car had been running well before the timing belt broke- so this bodes well for the car's future. And this is a twitchy model- the 240s are the real immortals.

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 on: Today at 06:27:58 pm 
Started by clean - Last post by xlator
Sweet dreams are made of bees...

That'll Give You Bees

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 on: Today at 06:18:50 pm 
Started by busyslinky - Last post by alleyoxenfree
Note to self, with apologies to Dr. Atkins: remember, nothing tastes as good as high evals feel.

Would anyone care to weigh in on whether this will allow faculty to write off cosmetic surgery, gym memberships, and personal trainers as a business necessity?

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 on: Today at 05:52:29 pm 
Started by JustTime - Last post by JustTime
Thanks for all the comments everyone!

Just to clarify,  I get the concern about the conflict of interest, I was just taking it to the extreme in thinking that one might be biased favorably toward someone who received their PhD from the same institution, or even had the same advisor.  Also, I interpreted "from" as being where someone's PhD was from. (wonder if I could get them to edit that to "at"...  :P

But this

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No point in trying to track where people got their Ph.D.s.

makes sense. It would be a bit of hassle for the journal editors to try to figure out that kind of info just for reviewers.

Thanks again, this is the first time I've posted here, I may be making a habit of it. :)

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 on: Today at 05:43:43 pm 
Started by odessa - Last post by alleyoxenfree
This is a stupid FSA question.

Can I, or can I not, set aside money to pay my premiums for health care?

My HR rep insists that such premiums are automatically pre-tax. But all the literature I read on flexible spending accounts tells you to put aside funds to pay these very premiums.

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