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« Reply #8025 on: July 17, 2013, 03:15:45 PM »
Transfer students had until July 12th to apply for fall admission. At this point, they can apply for spring, summer and fall admission for 2014. The biggest priority should be to get admission application, any and all transcripts, residency documents, etc in as quickly as possible.

It might all be a moot point now... Old CommunityCollege wants me to come back...?

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« Reply #8026 on: July 17, 2013, 03:21:04 PM »
If you decide to go back, make sure you won't have excessive hours for your eventual undergraduate degree. That is a fairly new ruling affecting students and can be devastating to someone's educational plans.

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« Reply #8027 on: July 17, 2013, 03:23:53 PM »
If you decide to go back, make sure you won't have excessive hours for your eventual undergraduate degree. That is a fairly new ruling affecting students and can be devastating to someone's educational plans.

Have to see if my FAFSA goes through. I turned it in a month ago. I have to even see if they'll accept it >.< Like I was totally thinking about big college and they call me and are like "Are you registering for classes?"

Yeah... lovely >.<

And what do you mean by excessive hours?

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« Reply #8028 on: July 17, 2013, 03:42:28 PM »
Excessive hours are credit hours taken in excess of what is required for the eventual undergraduate degree. In my case, I started my college education in 2003, so I am "grandfathered in" on the excess credit hour surcharge.

In the US, most states charge a fee that could be 50-100% of the actual tuition rate, in addition to the tuition and fees being paid by the student for classes registered once they exceed the number of hours allowed for them to complete their undergraduate degree. In Florida, students who started in 2011 & 2012 are allowed 115% of their required hours (usually 120, but allowed up to 138), but anything exceeding that is charged a 100% fee on top of tuition. I found that Texas & Arizona also have this rule. You can check under the registrar page of the college you are attending to see if this applies to you.

Federal financial aid maximums apply as well, limited to 180 attempted hours for an undergraduate degree.

The bolded does include withdrawn classes.
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« Reply #8029 on: July 18, 2013, 12:52:39 AM »
I hated having radiators. We had the kind that ran along the wall kind of low to the ground, like you see in schools and such. They weren't terribly efficient in our old house (warm air would just seep out the walls and windows instead of being pushed into the center of the rooms), and cleaning them was horrible. There was no way to take them apart all the way, so if you spilled anything on one, oh well. And we bought it after it had been thoroughly trashed by the previous occupants. If I had any idea all the little things that would go into getting that place clean, we would never have bought it. The radiators were about 75% of the effort that went into cleaning that house.

I grew up in a house with radiators, and one thing I miss is being able to put your towel on it before a shower...nice and toasty!

Me too! The house I grew up in had radiators something like this in most rooms (with smaller versions in the bathrooms). We had the couch set up with its back to the radiator--again, nice and toasty. Or I'd tuck my feet against the one next to the breakfast table on cold mornings. My mom put boards along the tops so they were usable space for setting things down--which also allowed the cats to lounge there thinking they were in kitty heaven! So many things you can't do with circulated hot air.  ;)

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« Reply #8030 on: July 18, 2013, 06:56:36 AM »
I hated having radiators. We had the kind that ran along the wall kind of low to the ground, like you see in schools and such. They weren't terribly efficient in our old house (warm air would just seep out the walls and windows instead of being pushed into the center of the rooms), and cleaning them was horrible. There was no way to take them apart all the way, so if you spilled anything on one, oh well. And we bought it after it had been thoroughly trashed by the previous occupants. If I had any idea all the little things that would go into getting that place clean, we would never have bought it. The radiators were about 75% of the effort that went into cleaning that house.

I grew up in a house with radiators, and one thing I miss is being able to put your towel on it before a shower...nice and toasty!

Me too! The house I grew up in had radiators something like this in most rooms (with smaller versions in the bathrooms). We had the couch set up with its back to the radiator--again, nice and toasty. Or I'd tuck my feet against the one next to the breakfast table on cold mornings. My mom put boards along the tops so they were usable space for setting things down--which also allowed the cats to lounge there thinking they were in kitty heaven! So many things you can't do with circulated hot air.  ;)

I loved when we lived in a houses with radiators.  I used to put my towels on them before I got in a shower too and if it was really nasty out, I'd throw my socks and other clothes on it for a few minutes to warm up.  The thing I liked the best was that it didn't dry my sinuses out nearly as bad as forced air heat, so less nose bleeds for me...we did keep a pan of water on it though.
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« Reply #8031 on: July 18, 2013, 05:38:22 PM »
We always used to dry our mittens on the radiators after playing in the snow.

As a grown-up, I'd dry small handwashables on the radiators.

It's 85 degrees out, with 95% humidity, and I'm missing my old house with the radiators. What is wrong with me?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8032 on: July 22, 2013, 10:14:53 AM »
Why is it that, every time I turn on the ceiling fan, the sound on my TV set drops dramatically? 

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« Reply #8033 on: July 22, 2013, 10:47:47 AM »
Why is it that, every time I turn on the ceiling fan, the sound on my TV set drops dramatically?

White noise effect? I'd suspect you're getting sort of a noise-cancelling thing going on.
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« Reply #8034 on: July 22, 2013, 10:57:37 AM »
Thipu1 wrote:

"Why is it that, every time I turn on the ceiling fan, the sound on my TV set drops dramatically?"

For a test, put your head right up next to the speaker, and then turn on the fan (or have someone do it for you if you can't reach).  If you don't notice any volume drop when you're directly adjacent to the speaker, then Twik is right and you'll have to relocate the TV or sound system.  If you can hear the drop when you're right next  to the speaker, then I'd assume either a power or RF interference.  If your TV's sound is wireless, move the transmitter.  If it's wired, plug the TV (or sound system if you're using a separate sound system) into a different outlet.

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« Reply #8035 on: July 22, 2013, 11:02:01 AM »
Why is it that, every time I turn on the ceiling fan, the sound on my TV set drops dramatically? 
The fan breaks up the sound waves, which makes the sound seem less.

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« Reply #8036 on: July 22, 2013, 11:10:00 AM »
I have a smelly trashcan problem due, in part, to the heat (since in winter it doesn't start to smell bad until it's 3/4 full).
I'm already changing it more often, but what can I do to help with the smell?
Last time I gave it a thorough clean with bleach to be sure it wasn't the trashcan itself, but it didn't help much.

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« Reply #8037 on: July 22, 2013, 11:18:03 AM »
I have a smelly trashcan problem due, in part, to the heat (since in winter it doesn't start to smell bad until it's 3/4 full).
I'm already changing it more often, but what can I do to help with the smell?
Last time I gave it a thorough clean with bleach to be sure it wasn't the trashcan itself, but it didn't help much.
We have this issue with ostomy trash. Stinks to high heaven! I use the Glad trashbags with Febreeze, put extra old fashioned kitty litter (the kind with activated charcoal) at the bottom of the can (under the liner), and try to keep a lid on it as much as possible.

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« Reply #8038 on: July 22, 2013, 11:19:05 AM »
Why is it that, every time I turn on the ceiling fan, the sound on my TV set drops dramatically? 
The fan breaks up the sound waves, which makes the sound seem less.

The fan is about 15 feet away from the TV.  They're on different outlets and the fan is so quiet that we often forget to turn it off before we go to bed.  Turning on the floor fan that's on the same outlet as the TV produces no problem. 

It isn't a serious problem.  I just turn up the sound a bit on the TV but it's a little mystery. 


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« Reply #8039 on: July 22, 2013, 11:20:24 AM »
This is going to sound a bit kooky but if you have the freezer space, store any food based garbage in the freezer until garbage day.

Most of what stinks in the garbage is rotting food so by not putting it in the can until the last minute, it really helps with the smell.
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