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"But employees recounted a distinct culture shift once the company went private under Goldman Sachs and the other private equity investors, as day-to-day operations warped from a commitment to students and their success into an environment laser-focused on hitting mandated enrollment targets. New recruits were viewed simply as a conduit for federal student assistance dollars, the employees said, and pressure mounted from management to enroll anyone at any cost."
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We really need to kill that bankruptcy bill.
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I would have gotten little mario/luigi/princess figures, and used them to mark the rotation of the motors (instead of those little post-it flags).
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Have you ever driven across the fold in the map?
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Regularly! It's not a proper road trip otherwise.
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Boardwalk Empire returns to the airwaves on September 25th, and they're ringing in season 2 with an ad buy. But it's an interesting one! They'll be bringing back vintage trains to the subway tracks.

We're told:Starting on Saturday, September 3rd an authentic vintage 1920’s train will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan throughout September (specifically, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, the train began service back in 1917 and will once again be operational. Customers who have the opportunity to ride the vintage train will be transported back in time to the Prohibition era with authentic details such as rattan seats, ceiling fans and drop sash windows, as well as a custom branded interior featuring Boardwalk Empire-inspired period artwork.

This will be around for four weekends, running through the 25th of September, and will be making stops at 96th, 72nd, and Times Square-42nd street stations only. Bonus: the final weekend some HBO folks will be on the streets to distribute complimentary MetroCards in the vicinity of the Times Square-42nd and 72nd street stations. No word on if there will be air conditioning on the trains, so you might want to leave your wool Oxford Bags at home.
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I'm definitely concerned by this.
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Found that article via Michale Moore website; scary.
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The Corinthian columns seen here are actually used wedding-cake columns. Each has a 1/2" hardwood dowel glued into the center for extra strength.
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I do have a set of genuine Corinthian ones that are being used for the front of the station building itself. This is supposed to be an artistic impression of the real 30th St. Station in downtown philly. (I'd google you a photo, but can't easily multitask on my phone yet.) The layout as a whole is sort of Proto-Freelance, in that it has a few specific real locations connected with typical-of-the-PRR mainline stretches. We're all PRR fans, so we're basically working around the limitations of the space and shape of the layout to give us something that approximates the 'feel' of late-1950's PRR in the northeast.

As for permanence and protection: the framing and trackwork is all installed permanently without joints or breaks, so we'd have to cut it into chunks with sawz-alls if we ever need to move out. The catenary (overhead wires) are sectional tho, so they can get broken down and salvaged as standardized parts. We've been installing plexiglass on the public side of the aisle to protect against inappropriate touching and potential damage.
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Is this seriously what they're contemplating? Do they want blood in the streets?
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Perhaps so; but we're not arguing for removing all regulations and letting the corporations police themselves, like many of the tea party folk are.

Given; but for some reason the graphing tool I was using didn't see it that way.
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Finally! A use for floppy drives :)
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Despite an early Radio Shack/RC phase, my practical knowledge has been dead for decades. But I love a good flashback!
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I just found a single dorito in my bag of pretzels. What is this madness?
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BONUS!
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So i hear you've got Ice Cold Water?
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Really? How much is it?
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