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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

So, good Lady. How do you like the h2g2 of today?

You mentioned having been and gone. And I've seen swings and changes in the 19 or 20 months I've been here. So I figure 'changes' would be more visible to someone who's been away awhile.


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

Yes, there are some great differences from when I had my first accont. But I like this set up better because I find it has gotten more organised over the past few years. I found that, 5 years ago, when I had my first accont, the place was run slitly different then it is now. But I like the new h2g2. smiley - smiley


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

Was it under the BBC 5 years ago? Or still h2g2.com? Well before my time anyway. I only got to reading DNA's last book in early '04, and it made so many mentions of the site. Curious duck that I am, ...

And here I am still. smiley - laugh


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

It was still h2g2.com. A former campmate told me about the site that summer.smiley - winkeye And she got me hooked.


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

Ah. From some bits I have read, here and there, DNA was quite pleased when the BBC took it in, ... With the new money and resources then available, a lot of their ideas for growth were far more likely.

Of course, in the time frame you are speaking, I was likely just a young lad ... smiley - laugh


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

If you were a young lad then, I don;t want to know what I was. considering the fact that I was only 14 at the time.


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

In far too many ways, I'm still just a lad. With no intention of growing up fully. smiley - laugh

But in fact, more than a month ago, I turned 29. For the 18th time.


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Post 8

Sarahsmu {Back at school}

Interasting!smiley - smiley Oh, and sorry for not writing for a few days but my exams have started and I am running around like crazy.


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Post 9

Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

No worries about delays, Lady. Nearly everyone has their own version of a "real life".

I may have seen you say, but have forgotten. What primary line of study are you persuing?

Natch, bonne-chance/smiley - goodluck with the exams.


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Post 10

Sarahsmu {Back at school}

My goal right now is to do Astrophysics, But I am not doing so well is the science classes at the moment. So I am switch to an Arts Degree with a minore in Chem, if my exams don't go over very well. My passing those classes is all hanging on these exams.


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

Indeed, you chose a very technically demanding subject. I do hope you prove yourself up to the challenge. I have wished so many times that ANY form of college or university might have been a possibility. But in my time, student loans were nearly non-existent. And as one of 6 kids in a family, there was no way my folks could pay that kind of education. For them, it was be prepared to pay all 6, or none. They would never choose one or two above the rest. And living in the farm districts of southern Ontario, jobs didn't offer enough to save up for such an education.


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

That sucks that you did not get the chance to get a post seconder edutation. But its not for everyone, and sometimes I wonder if it really is the place for me.


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

It was pretty much common for my generation ... Stuff happens. I'm just pleased to see that some of my tax money is helping a lot of this generation to get that chance. smiley - smiley


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

Yes, that is true.smiley - smileyAnd I hope that I make it through so that its not a waste of tax dollers. :p


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

that :p was suppost to be this smiley - tongueout


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

Well the first goal is to do as well as you can, without burning yourself out. Then worry about the financial concerns later.

Have you managed your Christmas shopping yet?


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Post 17

Sarahsmu {Back at school}

Ya I have almost all of my Christmas shopping done. All I have left to do get my Mom's gift then I am done.


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Post 18

Sarahsmu {Back at school}

What About you and your Christmas shopping?


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Rev Nick { Only the dead are without fear }

We had all of our shopping for kids, grand-kids and parents done by early November. Shipped to various parts of Canada a week-ago. I even managed to shop for my missus, and have only to wrap stuff. I've NEVER been done this early. smiley - wow


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Sarahsmu {Back at school}

Lucky! I'm all most done my shopping now but I still need to find a gift for my Mom. Any ideas? smiley - smiley


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