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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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Re: IT humor [Re: Bob Dubner]
      #446078 - 12/21/17 12:25 PM

Quote:

Eventually it reached a point where the tolls didn't quite cover the costs of
collecting the tolls, never mind the bonds.




That's funny...but sad.

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nothing clever to say right now...


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Terry Carraway
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Re: IT humor [Re: Bob Dubner]
      #446164 - 12/23/17 10:49 PM

I-95 between Baltimore and the DE line had tolls on it in the 70s. To pay for it.

And when it was paid off, they went away. Never to return.

So it CAN happen that way.

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Stephanie Belser-2
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Re: IT humor [Re: Bob Dubner]
      #446166 - 12/24/17 06:56 AM

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I used to work on assembly language listings on the subway in the 1970s, working on patches. Sometimes I could feel the people sitting next to me, watching my arithmetic, sitting on their hands in order to not try to correct my arithmetic as I wrote things like 12 - 3 = 7




"Base 8 is just like Base 10, if you're missing two fingers." -- Tom Lehrer

(New Math)

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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.-- Carl Sagan

Edited by Stephanie Belser-2 (12/24/17 07:06 AM)


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Stephanie Belser-2
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Re: IT humor [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #446167 - 12/24/17 07:09 AM

Quote:

I-95 between Baltimore and the DE line had tolls on it in the 70s. To pay for it.

And when it was paid off, they went away. Never to return.

So it CAN happen that way.




Tolls came off the CT Turnpike and the Merritt Parkway about 30 years ago. IIRC, that was after a bad crash when a truck crashed into a line of cars at a toll plaza and killed a bout seven people.

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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.-- Carl Sagan


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Bob Dubner
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IT humor [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #446168 - 12/24/17 08:51 AM

I seem to recall that, technically, roads in the Interstate Highway System
are not allowed to have tolls.

For many years, the entire length of I95 in New Jersey, otherwise known as
the "The New Jersey Turnpike" (a toll road), had "I95" signs on the side that
had the additional sign "TO" mounted above them.

Ah. Google to the rescue. Sort of. Interstates can have tolls, but if they
do, no Federal funds shall be expended on them. Unless such expenditures are
permitted by law.

I suspect that, with a good memory and a reasonable ability to think
logically, being a lawyer isn't all that hard...as long as you have the
*time* to follow through on all those "unless"es.


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Ralph Jones
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Re: IT humor [Re: Bob Dubner]
      #446172 - 12/24/17 09:47 AM

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being a lawyer isn't all that hard...as long as you have the *time* to follow through on all those "unless"es.



Sometimes stated as "Anybody can read a law book, but a lawyer knows what page it's on."

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Ralph Jones
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Ray Tackett
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Reged: 04/30/04
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Loc: Philadelphia, USA
IT humor [Re: Stephanie Belser-2]
      #446173 - 12/24/17 10:59 AM

Back in the day, we used to say the decimal system, based on the number of
human digits was a mistake. It's actually base eight with two parity bits
(thumbs).

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Ray,

Owner, Lake Wood Be Gone

Turning quality lumber into sawdust and noise since 2013.


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