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Frankly, for me, that decision is about when I want to (or can) retire, since I turn 64 in less than two months.  And I am getting pretty close to the same decision you announce above.

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Realistically, I have another decade before I can realistically consider retirement.

 

Maybe I'll have some clue what I'm doing by then.

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10 hours ago, Pariah said:

Realistically, I have another decade before I can realistically consider retirement.

 

Maybe I'll have some clue what I'm doing by then.

 

Maybe a second Masters would assist. 😁

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Instructor comments on first drafts:

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This draft seems rather too vague, and almost willfully evasive in that vagueness.

 

Comments on instructor comments:

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The instructor is being vague and evasive about saying, "This draft sucks.  Start over and include what's in the reading this time."

 

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17 hours ago, Pariah said:

Doubtful. Now that I'm done, Lady P wants to go back and finish her degree.

 

You will have to tell me what Lady P's degree is. 

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If you learned Roman numerals in school, then you might've realised you were never taught the number for zero—and that's because there isn't one.

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Yeah, every so often I'll see someone on The Book of Face post "Should Arabic numbers be taught in American schools?" and watch the Islamophobes and rednecks go berserk in the comments.

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7 hours ago, Bazza said:

If you learned Roman numerals in school, then you might've realised you were never taught the number for zero—and that's because there isn't one.

 

Actually, that lack of zero was one of the things first mentioned about Roman numerals, at least back in my elementary school days.

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18 hours ago, Bazza said:

If you learned Roman numerals in school, then you might've realised you were never taught the number for zero—and that's because there isn't one.

 

10 hours ago, Cancer said:

 

Actually, that lack of zero was one of the things first mentioned about Roman numerals, at least back in my elementary school days.

 

- I got the above from the Internet. It is from a slideshow: 50 Absurd Facts That Will Make You Question Everything. The one for Roman & Greek zero, is #13. Most of these are really weird. Apparently, we only breath through one nostril at a time, then switch to the other. Oh, yeah, vegetables don't exist, and giraffe's hum. 

- I thought it was funny, due to its pun, as it is technically, true "zero [=] isn't one". I thought about posting it to the Jokes thread. I was expecting Pariah to slap me. 

- You really want to discuss Roman numerals and their lack of zero? There's nothing to discuss. 

 

:) 

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Where's a symbol for the number that's two less than two?

I need a sign that marks a place, a blank spot just won't do!

Is there a way to use a finite set of symbols to 

Express an arbitrarily large quantity to you?

 

I need a zero!
 

I'm holding out for a zero at the end of the sum

And it's got to go here and it's got to be clear

That it's standing in place of the ones!

 

i need  a zero!

I'm holding out for a zero and I'll take nothing less

I need it to count up the numbers that mount up

Past what Roman numerals express

 

I need a zero!

 

Lucius Alexander

 

the palindromedary gives Lucius a big fat zero

 

 

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My six-year-old demonstrated the beginnings of an understanding of Algebra tonight. I asked him, "What is five Q plus five Q?"

 

He just kind of looked at me funny, so I asked him again: "What is five Q plus five Q?"

 

After a moment, he answered, "Ten Q."

 

And I said, "You're welcome!"

 

(True story.)

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