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Are People Getting Dumber?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    But she wasn't needing to get the exact discount. The register would have done that. All she was doing was figuring out which would give the larger discount. There should be no calculation needed. At $80 I can see it. But everyone should know that 40% of $100 is $40, and at no time past that level is $30 off better, if exclusions aren't an issue etc.
     
  2. AntAltMike

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    I know of a 1970 high school graduate who scored 700 or higher on six college boards but doesn't know how to download a ring-tone to his cellphone. :D

    My mother was in National Honor Society when she graduated from high school in 1944 and she was able to balance her checkbook right up until she passed away last year, but I saw that her VCR was still flashing 12:00 when I went to her apartment to pick up her checkbooks, as it had been nearly every other time I had visited her.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    We're all idiots in one thing or another. An appendectomy is simple for a surgeon. A member here once said that if you can't setup your own DirecTV/Dish install from scratch on your own, you shouldn't have the service.

    What seems to be more lacking is simple common sense, and common courtesy.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    But you'd know that 40% off is better than $30 off for that and any amount over $100... and that it's not hard to figure that 40% off $80 is $32, so the next test would be @ $75, which is the break even point.
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    Apparently today's cryptographers can't decypher a message encoded in the 1940s:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/europe/uk-wwii-pigeon-mystery/
     
  6. Drucifer

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    You need the key.
     
  7. SayWhat?

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    Would that be a skeleton key?
     
  8. yosoyellobo

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    Key hold.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I don't think we've even cracked all of Zodiac's letters.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    You have to look at a book and get it from it. The book would be something common, so it wouldn't be suspicious - like a pocket bible.
     
  11. Matt9876

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    Likely the person that could decode the message past away during the past 10-20 years.


    If the message is spotted by the right people it still might get decrypted.


    I think the key is on the bottom right.
     

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