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post #21 of 65
so THATS why i feel so out-of-touch. i am an English major as well. stupid english programs, why cant they teach us more worldly things?
post #22 of 65
Absolutely ridiculous.
post #23 of 65
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Amen to that. I went in to get my laptop back from the Geek Squad (DS loves to pull the cord out of the back and this time detached my motherboard) and there was a line around the building, people with tents, and barqueloungers (sp?) and camp stoves and camp toilets and I went inside and as the gal was in the back getting my laptop asked one of the blue shirts what was with all the people lined up outside. He looked at me like I had just touched down from Neptune or Jupiter. He then informed me (in one of the most contemptuous voices I have ever heard from a CSR) that the PS3 was coming out the next day. I just nodded. I had no idea there was even going to be a PS3 let alone that it was coming out soon. All I have time for is my books and essays (English Lit major) and so I guess "no TV and no beer really do make Homer go something-something!" :


gooo crazzy *in marge voice*



how many bets can i get that this will end up in the guiniess book of world records like PS2 did?!

i remember how much ps2 sold for way back when, the starting price on ebay was $200 and then $2000 we can only imagine how much it went up by then :
post #24 of 65
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so THATS why i feel so out-of-touch. i am an English major as well. stupid english programs, why cant they teach us more worldly things?

like how to wrizte laike dis
post #25 of 65
That is crazy. They create this frenzy for the Playstation 3 and surprise! We'll make them scarce. Just sickening!!!
post #26 of 65
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That is crazy. They create this frenzy for the Playstation 3 and surprise! We'll make them scarce. Just sickening!!!
it wont be scarce after a few months-year. kinda like xbox 360 or even ps2
post #27 of 65
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so THATS why i feel so out-of-touch. i am an English major as well. stupid english programs, why cant they teach us more worldly things?
: My American Lit prof was just complaining about the same thing the other day. Money is allocated to the programs according to what the program can concretely teach to its students, and how does the Humanities and Arts department quantify what they've taught. What's the market value of critically analyzing James Joyce's "The Dead" or taking apart Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" from a post-modern standpoint? You can't. We don't even have a football team at UVSC and yet still 75% of my tuition goes towards the sports program. We have a soccer team, a baseball and softball team and a hockey team. They need 75% of my money? Makes me want to :Puke

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gooo crazzy *in marge voice*
Don't ... mind ... if I do! (screams and goes crazy in Homer-like-way)
post #28 of 65
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: My American Lit prof was just complaining about the same thing the other day. Money is allocated to the programs according to what the program can concretely teach to its students, and how does the Humanities and Arts department quantify what they've taught. What's the market value of critically analyzing James Joyce's "The Dead" or taking apart Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" from a post-modern standpoint? You can't. We don't even have a football team at UVSC and yet still 75% of my tuition goes towards the sports program. We have a soccer team, a baseball and softball team and a hockey team. They need 75% of my money? Makes me want to :Puke



Don't ... mind ... if I do! (screams and goes crazy in Homer-like-way)
yesterday, MAJOR rival comes to play football against our university team. So for pre-game excitement, they had TWO FIGHTER JETS fly over campus, doing tricks!

How the heck much tuition went to that???!!! meanwhile the liberal arts building has outdated bathrooms, a faulty heating system, and completly shabby classrooms overflowing with tiny creaking desks. The art building is no better: the printshop has no paper cutters, the ceramics studio has cracked plaster wedging tables. what this means is , peices of plaster get into clay, clay goes in kiln, clay goes BOOM!
post #29 of 65
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yesterday, MAJOR rival comes to play football against our university team. So for pre-game excitement, they had TWO FIGHTER JETS fly over campus, doing tricks!

How the heck much tuition went to that???!!! meanwhile the liberal arts building has outdated bathrooms, a faulty heating system, and completly shabby classrooms overflowing with tiny creaking desks. The art building is no better: the printshop has no paper cutters, the ceramics studio has cracked plaster wedging tables. what this means is , peices of plaster get into clay, clay goes in kiln, clay goes BOOM!
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I know what you mean. I thought the sports teams are supposed to be moneymakers not the moneytakers. I have never been a big sports person - not to highjack the thread - but my HS was built in the 1950s. When I graduated some 40-some-odd years later, my senior year was the first time the football team won a game. Period. In 40+ years. And yet still, something like 85% of all the money the school made, had donated, etc. was pumped into that pack of losers. I know this because I was on the school newspaper staff (yup, I've always been an English geek) and we did an exposé on that ... and we got all kinds of letters to the editor that we needed to stop ragging on the football team and how we were a bunch of communists (no sh!t ... it actually said that), etc. And this was in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most liberal and arts-supportive areas in the nation. I've given up trying to figure out the "drunken jockocracy" that rules academia.
post #30 of 65
same jockocracy rules america , my friend. its just the way the cookie crumbles these days. Survival of the fittest, and all that.
post #31 of 65
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same jockocracy rules america , my friend. its just the way the cookie crumbles these days. Survival of the fittest, and all that.
Doesn't mean I have to like it. And how's this for a lame segue: Those same drunken jocks are probably the ones shelling out $10 million for a PS3 on eBay.
post #32 of 65
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: My American Lit prof was just complaining about the same thing the other day. Money is allocated to the programs according to what the program can concretely teach to its students, and how does the Humanities and Arts department quantify what they've taught. What's the market value of critically analyzing James Joyce's "The Dead" or taking apart Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" from a post-modern standpoint? You can't. We don't even have a football team at UVSC and yet still 75% of my tuition goes towards the sports program. We have a soccer team, a baseball and softball team and a hockey team. They need 75% of my money? Makes me want to :Puke



Don't ... mind ... if I do! (screams and goes crazy in Homer-like-way)
AHHHHH!!! LOOK HOMMER... BEER!!
post #33 of 65
Think of all the MIN that could help.

That's really the first thing I thought! :
post #34 of 65
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yesterday, MAJOR rival comes to play football against our university team. So for pre-game excitement, they had TWO FIGHTER JETS fly over campus, doing tricks!

How the heck much tuition went to that???!!! meanwhile the liberal arts building has outdated bathrooms, a faulty heating system, and completly shabby classrooms overflowing with tiny creaking desks. The art building is no better: the printshop has no paper cutters, the ceramics studio has cracked plaster wedging tables. what this means is , peices of plaster get into clay, clay goes in kiln, clay goes BOOM!
you got to be kidding me ?!?
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sounds like springfeild university!!
post #35 of 65
It is up to $21 mil
As far as fake bids, this is on that page:

To place a bid of US $15,000.00 or more, you'll need to provide a valid credit card or complete the ID Verify process ($5).
post #36 of 65
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It is up to $21 mil
As far as fake bids, this is on that page:

To place a bid of US $15,000.00 or more, you'll need to provide a valid credit card or complete the ID Verify process ($5).
DW's right. We needs to buy us a PS3 and sell it on eBay for a cool million. :
post #37 of 65
Now there is a whole page of them in the hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars
http://search.ebay.com/playstation-3...3Q29QQsbrsrtZd
post #38 of 65
It says there is a 22 million dollar bid on it now!: How is that possible? Can that be real? If someone bids that, don't they HAVE to pay it? I have never used e-bay so I don't really understand how it works.:
post #39 of 65
imagine how mad the seller will be when the auction is over and he will be billed for the % that ebay gets from the (unpurchased) sale!
post #40 of 65
I wonder if he will cancel it at the last minute? Do you still get charged a % if you cancel? At 22M, I would be ticked off if I didn't get paid. He also says he will hand deliver it anywhere in the world (did I read that right?), but I would make sure I had bodyguards or something. He also said that they can take up to 6 months to pay it. But still!! That's 3.6M a month! :
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