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    2016 Draft picks thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jun 16, 2016 -> 01:15 PM) A chance at that arm is well worth one and a quarter million dollars. Again, this could be the best pick of our entire draft. I couldn't agree more. I was at a music festival with bad phone service during the draft, but as soon as I saw we got Hansen, I was pretty stoked.
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    Airport Security

    QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Jun 14, 2016 -> 08:31 AM) Filed to get Global Entry two weeks ago, got approved yesterday, found out the next available interview is in August Yeah, the interview wait times are very long. I had to wait over 2 months. The good (though frustrating) news is that the "interview" is basically just a formality. It's an opportunity for them to run your fingerprints and ask a few basic questions. I was there for 5 minutes and got an instant approval. That's kind of the frustrating part, though - you wait 2 months for an interview and it takes them 5 minutes to give you a "yes" or "no" answer.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Quinarvy @ May 31, 2016 -> 11:37 AM) My current office has no code. Some wear gym clothes. I think that's awesome. My company is too client-facing to get away with that, but if I worked at a place where it was all internal to the company, I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed to wear whatever you want. i.e. My current client (a major clothing retailer) allows the people (whether salaried or hourly) in their distribution centers to wear whatever - i.e. shorts and a tshirt. But at the corporate office(s), their dress code is standard business casual.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 27, 2016 -> 10:46 AM) I always presumed Airforce academy was free for everyone that attended (with the real challenge actually getting in cause those academies are great schools). Holy moly, what a cost. My entire college experience (since I lived at home) was It is. That's just the valuation of what that education would cost if they had to pay for it.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 27, 2016 -> 11:36 AM) Is that from like all the schools they applied to? That seems absurdly high. I think it has to be. That's how my school tallied scholarship money that was "awarded" to students. It wasn't what you actually took with you - it was a sum of what you were offered by every school.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (greg775 @ May 26, 2016 -> 03:43 PM) Yeah but my thread was about the parents. Not many on here are thinking maybe ol mom and pop want a break from the $$$ it takes to raise kids and Johnny and Julie are letting them down moving in. Fair point. But I don't think these parents would be allowing it if they truly didn't want to. I know for a fact my parents would be cool with it if I moved home. I was thinking about going back to school and my mom was giving me the hard-sell on going to school in Houston so that I could be close to them, but also live with them if I wanted to. Sure, there is probably a small percentage of parents that feel obligated to allow their kids to move back home and let them live there for free, even if they really didn't want to. But I do think that most parents would put their foot down if they really didn't want their kids "freeloading."
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (greg775 @ May 26, 2016 -> 06:15 PM) That shocks me. Mom and dad just sent you packing to a good college and said, "Deal with the costs?" For me, growing up in Chicago, later suburbia, any of my friends whose parents had a lot of cold, hard, cash definitely paid for their kids' college. In my case I had summer jobs and stuff and paid for all my incidentals, but yes I was spoiled by daddy in that regard. Free room, board, tuition, books and even made sure I had some money in the bank.Like chisox said I think he felt it was his responsibility to get me through and yes hoped I could pass it down. Now being a successful businessman and kind of a mean guy, not a patsy, he monitored what was going on with my grades, etc. And he made it clear no five year plan for me. Four years baby. I think as long as he felt he wasn't taken advantage of, five, six year plan, he'd dish out the costs of college. This more or less happened to me. My parents helped pay for some costs my first semester of college to get things going, and then after that, they didn't pay a dime for my school or living expenses. Between loans, scholarships, and working, I was able to afford the rest and give them a break to spend money on themselves. I felt like once I had the means to cover my own expenses, I didn't want them doing it for me anymore. There were two exceptions for this: they did pay for my cell phone bill (family plan) and my car insurance (again, bundled with their's). I paid for my actual car, though, and any of the maintenance costs associated with it. With all that said, I'm incredibly grateful for the life my parents gave me growing up. I still didn't understand how much money my parents spent on me (and my siblings) until I got into the real world and had to pay all of my own expenses. I don't have any kids, but I can tell they are expensive as hell.
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    Memorial Day Weekend

    Golf for sure. Planning to float the river on Sunday.
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    Seniors Exempt From Finals

    We had that too. I don't remember the exact criteria, but seniors could get exempt from exams. I loved only having to take 2 AP exams and nothing else my senior year.
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    Parents Stuck With Their Kids

    QUOTE (Ezio Auditore @ May 26, 2016 -> 08:11 AM) I meant that Europeans, Africans, Latin Americans, and Asians live with their parents well into adulthood, sometimes their grandparents in the same household. We were different because our economy was different and there was the suburban expansion that came with it. Europe's in that recession they made worse and Greece is probably the worst off of all of them. I know a few people who are 25, 26 etc. and they have full-time jobs, one is an engaged couple and live with their parents (just bought a house though). Post-high school and college is sooooo different for anybody born after about 1980 than it was for those born before. Some of the job listings are laughable, like "Bachelor's degree required, minimum 3 years experience, $11.25/hr" There was a meme for this a couple years ago. http://www.quickmeme.com/Old-Economy-Steven/ Ha, I had never seen this before. Some of those are so true. Thanks for sharing. Personally, I never lived at home after college. I accepted a job during my last semester of college, and then moved to Atlanta about a month after I graduated to start that job. I had no choice but to live on my own (with a roommate). And it was no problem. However, I have no issue with kids who want to move home and save money. One of my good buddies at work lived with his parents that first year, and he saved a boat load of money because of it.
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    Draft Profile: Zack Collins, catcher

    Good stuff. I don't get to follow the draft like I used to, so I look forward to more of these coming out. Should be an exciting draft this year.
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    Draft Day 1 Thread

    A few other familiar names besides Sale picked in Round 1/Comp Round: Anthony Ranaudo and Mike Olt.
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    White Sox blogs roundtable, on the Sox farm

    Great stuff. Very cool getting everyone together like that. I really liked all of the ideas on improving/changing minor league baseball.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (shysocks @ May 17, 2016 -> 08:24 AM) Start at Glacier National Park in Montana, then drive to Banff National Park. Since it's a shorter trip that's probably enough, but if you've got more days I'd also recommend flying to Vancouver from Calgary and doing everything there is to do there. This is some of what you'll see in Banff: That looks amazing.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 5, 2016 -> 11:54 AM) Absolutely. I actually lived in the next town over from JSC from like 1st to 3rd grade. I went to school with kids whose dads worked in Mission Control on the Shuttle Program. I love it there, and can't wait to take my kids to see it That's really awesome. My parents live north of Houston now (about an hour drive from JSC), so I bought a year membership. I plan to go back when I visit this summer.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (Tex @ May 4, 2016 -> 06:46 AM) My son works for USAA. They hired Huey Lewis & The News to play their Christmas party at the Alamodome. He made the comment, I have no idea who this band is, you probably have heard of them . . . Update: The Huey Lewis concert was last Saturday. Dude's still got it. They rocked out.
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    POLL: Ezio Auditore needs to change his name back

    QUOTE (bmags @ May 17, 2016 -> 09:18 AM) FoundFan I like this.
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    Airport Security

    QUOTE (bigruss22 @ May 16, 2016 -> 09:38 PM) Not sure why O'hare and Midway both have had so many issues lately, I've witnessed the Midway issues firsthand (luckily I was leaving and not arriving) and it was UGLY. Line stretched back to the last divider between the Orange line/parking lot entrance/exit. I have no problem with the scans, I rarely ever have a need for a pat down. I have more of an issue with the fact that the lines are inefficient and are still allowing s*** to get through. TSA needs better policies, management, etc, I think it's pretty visible how bad some of the processes are. Especially in international travel, the whole re-entry crap with the automated kiosks that don't actually do crap to save time because you still have to go through all the checks with a human being... You just know they spent millions on these systems and were sold crazy efficiency/security and instead they didn't think through the process and got stuck with a product that just made everything worse. That's crazy. I don't fly out of Midway a ton (probably 10-12 times the the last 3 years), but I've never seen that line go into the open area where the escalators are, much less past it to the area you mentioned. I was just there a couple weeks ago and it maybe took me 5 minutes to get through security, though that was on a Sunday afternoon.
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    Airport Security

    Where the heck are y'all flying in and out of? I travel 75% of the year for my job. I've never had a security line take me longer than 30 minutes. And I fly all across the country. ATL (my home airport and the busiest in the U.S.), LAX, SFO, San Diego, New York, Columbus, Cincy, Baltimore, Philly, Milwaukee, Miami, Houston, Denver, Chicago Midway. And those are just in the last 2 years. I don't even have pre-check, which has been stupid on my part. Luckily, my interview for Global Entry is this week and that comes with pre-check included. Looking forward to even shorter lines once I'm (hopefully) approved.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 5, 2016 -> 12:17 PM) I like Eli Apple's mom. http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/05/04/nfl-draft...-state-buckeyes Good stuff. Thanks for posting that.
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    Favorite High School Graduation Moments

    QUOTE (Tex @ May 4, 2016 -> 02:53 PM) Test began at 8:00 am until 12:00. They were asked to arrive at 7:30 for registration, materials, etc. We normally start school at 8:50. There are two AP tests per day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. So 8:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 4:30. It is a long day. Right on. That makes sense. I figured you guys normally started school sometime b/t 7:30-8:30, meaning a 6:00-7:00 start time for the test. But 8:00am test start isn't nearly as bad. Also, you have a 8:50am normal start time?? That's amazing. I would have loved that when I was in high school.
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    Favorite High School Graduation Moments

    QUOTE (Tex @ May 4, 2016 -> 12:24 PM) My AP students needed to be at school about an hour and a half early to take the AP test today. The other AP teacher and I hosted a tailgate party with breakfast in a quiet corner of your parking lot. It was pretty cool. That's pretty cool. I can't remember how AP exams work. As a teacher, do you schedule the test time? Or is it set by the AP folks? I ask because showing up 1.5 hours before school starts seems pretty early. If I was in your class, I'm not sure my brain would be fully functioning that early in the day.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ May 2, 2016 -> 08:32 AM) Sounds like we will be making a trip to Galveston TX this summer. We'll probably rent a house on the beach, see an Astros game, spend a day at the Johnson Space Center, take the Bolivar Ferry, and plenty of beach days. That's definitely a must. Very cool. So much to do - you could spend an entire day there.
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    Vacation/Travel Thread

    QUOTE (Tex @ May 3, 2016 -> 09:02 AM) You have to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I meant to quote your lyrics and this is not related to a vacation... but I'm seeing Huey Lewis & the News in 2 weeks. So pumped.
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    2016-2017 NFL Thread

    QUOTE (Rowand44 @ Apr 29, 2016 -> 04:41 PM) Yup for one day. Like I said, I'm sure this will be a big story for a few weeks/months and then once the game starts it'll be fine, it's really not going to be as bad as you guys think. But whatever, I guess we'll see. Completely agree. Though I don't think will even last months. I think it will fade after a couple weeks when some other big NFL news story occurs and everyone forgets. But really, what a move by the Dolphins. So many teams are going to look back in 5 years and wonder what the hell they were thinking by passing on Tunsil.
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