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« Reply #90 on: 04-23-2009, 21:49 »
So, I still need to somehow raise $1400 by Tuesday, otherwise I can't go on my trip to Canada for my service project.  Mom tells me I should have saved my money instead of spent it on things from Japan but in all honesty, it wasn't that much, and I certainly have not spent $1400 since December on items from Japan.

Second, we sent out over 50 letters to people for support donations, and I think maybe 10 responded with like $25-50 donations.  I appreciate the donations and all but many of the people who I thought would donate did not do so, and the people I least expected to donate ended up donating.  I'm thankful for it all, but I'm disappointed at many of the people I was hoping would donate.

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« Reply #91 on: 04-24-2009, 09:36 »
One thing that you can do to increase your lead conversion (though 20% is not bad at all) is to send along a self-addressed stamped envelope with the mailers.  Another thing you can do is call and explain your situation and remind them - a lot of time, people just forget.  That said, 4 days is a fair time to get something done. :)

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« Reply #92 on: 04-24-2009, 12:03 »
Well, I did give them self-addressed envelopes (not stamped), and sent out a follow up letter as well, but nobody responded to that so...

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« Reply #93 on: 04-24-2009, 12:11 »
Set up a Paypal account and a website and send them an email to donate :asd:

Heck, I'll donate if it stimulates the sockonomy.

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« Reply #94 on: 05-07-2009, 22:33 »
Two Words for you: Jury Duty. In a week and a half, oh the joy, the terrible terrible, horrible joy.  :(

PS Will update after Jury Duty to extend my rant.
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« Reply #95 on: 05-07-2009, 23:07 »
Are you still in school?  If so, you can get a postponement to a later date.

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« Reply #96 on: 05-07-2009, 23:27 »
no unfortunately Thursday was my last day. 

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« Reply #97 on: 05-08-2009, 00:55 »
Well, I suppose that's a good thing.

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« Reply #98 on: 05-12-2009, 13:56 »
Speaking of school, just a little venting, I have missed so much school I probably wont graduate. My grades are terrible and I pretty much messed up my mediocre gpa. Oh well, I can't really complain though it was mostly my fault. Even so, I hate my school, staying positive has been very hard this year, atleast I have a week or so left.  D:

(And atleast it's only high school)
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« Reply #99 on: 05-12-2009, 14:08 »
=X  Just get it done and over with, prolonging the terrible experience isn't going to do you any good.

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« Reply #100 on: 05-12-2009, 17:17 »
Find a girl who talks to herself and then climb the long long hill

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« Reply #101 on: 05-12-2009, 18:01 »
Speaking of school, just a little venting, I have missed so much school I probably wont graduate. My grades are terrible and I pretty much messed up my mediocre gpa. Oh well, I can't really complain though it was mostly my fault. Even so, I hate my school, staying positive has been very hard this year, atleast I have a week or so left.  D:

(And atleast it's only high school)

Do you need help with anything? I think we have a lot of people who are academically solid around here, so if you need a boost pulling through, yeah.

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« Reply #102 on: 05-12-2009, 21:59 »
=X  Just get it done and over with, prolonging the terrible experience isn't going to do you any good.

Yeah, its a bad idea, especially this late in the game, but there is only a week left, so hopefully if I take my exams it will all be over.  :awesomD 

And k//, nah I'm good, if I was actually learning something I may not be in the problem. My main problem is that it is such a bad environment I really don't care, I learn more staying home and watching the History Channel all day. Most of my classes I do a 5 minute worksheet then wind up sleeping through the rest of the hour and repeat next hour. It's quite un-motivating.  :awesome:
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« Reply #103 on: 05-12-2009, 23:55 »
Sounds like you need something to do during class.  I recommend bringing Mother 3, Disgaea DS, and a Nintendo DS.

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« Reply #104 on: 05-13-2009, 00:00 »
Yeah, hyper easy environments don't inspire you to do any work at all. It's really sad, sorry to hear it's such a bad situation.

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« Reply #105 on: 05-13-2009, 00:21 »
The way that I've gotten around it in the past is to bring a laptop to wherever and look at wikipedia for 7 hours.  Fortunately, I haven't had to resort to that for a while.

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« Reply #106 on: 05-13-2009, 00:27 »
Sounds like you need something to do during class.  I recommend bringing Mother 3, Disgaea DS, and a Nintendo DS.

It would get confiscated, you aren't allowed to have any "gadgets" in class really, they just take them away. To bad I never found enjoyment in good literature.  :(

And a laptop would be fun to bring, but again, it would get confiscated or stolen.

@ eternalomega - Yeah, florida public schools are plagued with that. For most of your time, they teach you to take one test (the FCAT), so you don't learn much at all, but it places you into your classes. Me, since I did mediocre on them got placed in mediocre classes. AKA I wound up with all the idiots in the school despite the fact the people who I grew up with/got better grades than, did good on the test and wound up in AP classes.

After 3 years of being in normal classes where the kids are so slow you don't even get through 4 chapters a year it really just drains you of any motivation. It's a shame when the schools put more emphasis onto trying to get money than proper teaching.

I know a lot of northern florida public schools are great, but for some reason south florida schools are plagued with ghetto riffraff and horrid budget cuts. It's a real shame the government puts so little into education here. 
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« Reply #107 on: 05-13-2009, 00:50 »
Why didn't you get into a school that actually teaches you something? =/

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« Reply #108 on: 05-13-2009, 01:06 »
Well why did you do not so hot on the FCAT? Was it difficult or did you just not care? Either way, I understand why you just don't care, I was lucky and got into the high school that only allowed AP or honors level stuff so it was if not challenging at least it kept me interested. As to your boredom problem, good literature is subjective, anyone who says one book is "good" and another is "low" literature is elitist and full of crap. Find something you like and run with it. I might be able to make a suggestion, do you like noir/detective stories or wizard stories?

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« Reply #109 on: 05-13-2009, 01:37 »
Why didn't you get into a school that actually teaches you something? =/
That now, costs money. The closest private school is around 30k a year, something my parents didn't have laying around at the time. But after high school, that is what I plan on doing. (Getting my AA then going to a good college).

And yeah, I was never really prepared for the FCAT mentally, the teachers/school puts a lot of stress on you to do good it winds up doing more harm then good. Though last year they resorted to bribing the students to do good which I thought was sad. (Get a 5 or higher and you get an iPod shuffle).

As far as literature goes, I mostly like philosophy stuff, but have very little knowledge on what is good. Well I guess I like anything that makes you think (as long as it is well written).
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« Reply #110 on: 05-13-2009, 01:43 »
Well there's a difference between philosophical or deep written/thinking texts and a lot of mainstream books. I like both, but for the most part I just chill and read some easy reading to enjoy myself and let the brain relax in a productive fashion.

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« Reply #111 on: 05-13-2009, 05:04 »
I do that but with music, but it doesn't really need to be philosophical but I just like to think after reading something. To me that means you wrote a good book, same with movies. If you walk out of a theater thinking about the movie not the special effects, it is a good movie.

So yeah, thinking is good when it comes to stuff like books, though I haven't really found anything that has done that. (Again, I never cared for reading, it tends to put me to sleep)  D:
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« Reply #112 on: 05-13-2009, 10:05 »
Getting into a good college when you're failing high school isn't exactly trivial, though. Unless you mean like a not-terrible-but-not-really-good college.

The difference in the education you get is REALLY GETTING HUGE I HOPE MY BODY CAN TAKE IT

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« Reply #113 on: 05-13-2009, 10:37 »
I do that but with music, but it doesn't really need to be philosophical but I just like to think after reading something. To me that means you wrote a good book, same with movies. If you walk out of a theater thinking about the movie not the special effects, it is a good movie.

So yeah, thinking is good when it comes to stuff like books, though I haven't really found anything that has done that. (Again, I never cared for reading, it tends to put me to sleep)  D:

Sounds like you would enjoy the finer points of satire.  Pick up "I Am America, and So Can You" by Stephen Colbert.  You'll be entertained at least for as long as you have in school.

If you like math, there's plenty of things that you can come up with to keep you busy.  Pick up a Schaum's outlines and start going through Stats, Trig, or Calculus.  It's cheap book, and there's no fillers.
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« Reply #114 on: 05-13-2009, 10:45 »
Also while we're tossing in book recs, pick up Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins. Don't buy into every little thing (I don't think he has any right to talk about food, not being a nutritionist), but it's overall a handy item.

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« Reply #115 on: 05-13-2009, 13:41 »
Getting into a good college when you're failing high school isn't exactly trivial, though. Unless you mean like a not-terrible-but-not-really-good college.

The difference in the education you get is REALLY GETTING HUGE I HOPE MY BODY CAN TAKE IT

Yeah, I mean I don't plan on going to MIT or anything, just a place where I can get a good education. Because I am sick of being so limited and not being able to learn. It's quite frustrating!

Thanks for the book recomendations though, I will stop by a bookstore tonight and get all of them if I can. I figure if I can't listen to music might as well enjoy another form of entertainment. (In and out of school)  :D
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« Reply #116 on: 05-13-2009, 13:46 »
Okay, rant time.

New Infected Mushroom Promo - I'M. IN MIND.

They're going with a much less interesting sound on this album.  It seems like they have been listening to the people who are DJs who said "I CAN'T MIX THIS :V" so they made very pretty sounding repetitive drivel.  I like the idea of track 5, track 6 is really the only song I like.  I hope their album is far more listenable.  Right now they're generic HOMMEGA sound.  WE ARE IN SPACE.  DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS.  Lulz.
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« Reply #117 on: 05-13-2009, 13:57 »
I don't see any info on it on wiki and I can't find it on what.cd, where is this?

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« Reply #118 on: 05-13-2009, 17:42 »
Also on the subject of school, I'm chugging along on my survival analysis (take-home) final and this happens:

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. xi: logit prev i.z9
i.z9              _Iz9_1-4            (naturally coded; _Iz9_1 omitted)

Iteration 0:   log likelihood = -133.70933
Iteration 1:   log likelihood = -131.91898
Iteration 2:   log likelihood = -131.90574
Iteration 3:   log likelihood = -131.90574

Logistic regression                               Number of obs   =        203
                                                  LR chi2(3)      =       3.61
                                                  Prob > chi2     =     0.3071
Log likelihood = -131.90574                       Pseudo R2       =     0.0135

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        prev |      Coef.   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf. Interval]
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      _Iz9_2 |   .2135741   .3784487     0.56   0.573    -.5281718      .95532
      _Iz9_3 |  -.1971681   .5185276    -0.38   0.704    -1.213464    .8191274
      _Iz9_4 |  -.6539265   .5672696    -1.15   0.249    -1.765754    .4579015
       _cons |  -.5500463   .3242348    -1.70   0.090    -1.185535    .0854422
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« Reply #119 on: 05-13-2009, 18:09 »