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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've had microwaves that have dials and others that have touchpad controls. They still sell plenty of microwaves with eggtimer-like dials, especially the smaller and cheaper models that have fewer electronic components in them.
     
  2. B.J.

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    I'm pretty sure you all know that the phrase "vast majority of" was assumed. Personally, I haven't seen a microwave with a dial in 20 years.
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    I saw one just the other day when I was shopping at one of my local Walmarts. It was kind of small and cheap, but it had a dial timer.
     
  4. trekkiedane

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    The fun thing, with this sidetrack, is that the 'timer-dial' is having a come-back atm, especially on high-end models. The newer timer-dial models are totally digital (like the touch-pad models) but fitted with an analogue user interface for easier flesh-to-silicon communication.
     
  5. RoJoHen

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    And I see at least two every time I go to work. :p
     
  6. Holdfast

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    Today I learned that some GRE graders make HORRIBLE ESL graders.

    *grumble grumble*
     
  8. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    Today I learned of an interesting way to create a birthday present for a loved one.




    I have since learned not to say too much too soon.
     
  9. KimMH

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    both excellent things! hard to say which will serve you better throughout the years!
     
  10. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    TIL that it is possible to eat too much leftover potato salad.

    Don't ask.
     
  11. thestrangequark

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    TIL quite a bit about investing, and starting a 401K. It was actually at least mildly more interesting than I'd imagined, but I think I'll stick to my original plan of writing an internationally best-selling novel and/or children's book, winning the lottery (got to remember to buy a ticket sometime), and marrying a lonely Darcy-esque Englishman heir apparent to a huge estate and gothic manor who needs someone brilliant and cuddly like me to light up his life.

    Or I'll go with a split pre-tax and Roth account at 6% of my salary with the first 3% matched by the company invested into a growth-package of mutual funds.

    Why is reality so dull?
     
  12. RoJoHen

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    The last job I had was the only job I've ever had with any kind of retirement package. I left after a year and had something like $1,200 saved up in my 401K. However, since I'm not with the company anymore and they keep taking money out of my 401K, I am probably just going to cash it out and invest the money elsewhere.
     
  13. thestrangequark

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    ^How can someone take money out of your 401K? No one is supposed to be able to touch that money.
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    I think the Internal Revenue Service can tap into someone's 401K if they've been declared a tax delinquent but even then I'm not entirely sure. I believe they can, though.
     
  15. thestrangequark

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    ^I know creditors can't, but maybe the IRS can because they are special.
     
  16. ManOnTheWave

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    TIL they sell car parts on Amazon.
     
  17. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    They sell everything on amazon.
     
  18. ManOnTheWave

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    Yeah, but I'm still always surprised to find these things. I shouldn't be. But it still weirds me out that the bookstore might be a decent source of food, medical equipment, pet toys, and car parts.:lol:
     
  19. trekkiedane

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    Still freaks me out that they'd sell coffee (any liquid, actually) in a bookstore -they used to have signs on the doors banning liquids and ice-cream!
     
  20. thestrangequark

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    It is amazing what you can find!