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  1. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    I did! Thank you for the heads up. Just gotta wait for it to get approved by the board (hopefully today!) and we get those letters!
  2. Bonsai

    Scoring Idea to Submit; I Need Backers (#Parents)

    Can I just adopt octuplets for a few weeks then give them back when the exam is over?
  3. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Oh man a whole week? I could get hit by a bus between now and then
  4. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Thanks. Would really appreciate knowing how long between results/issuing that email. Sorry for needling you about it but I'm so dang ready to throw those letters on my email signature!
  5. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Quoted for truth
  6. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Oh? The linked page says they mail them out 2 weeks after the exam results are posted. Will they send them by email? I definitely appreciate the people working there -- they did a lot to help me through the process of applying for the exam. I just got back from buying a thank-you card to send to the office
  7. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Now I'm just annoyed that we need to wait two weeks to get our registration #s to apply for the license. Why can't they just issue them online?!
  8. Bonsai

    MD is out!!!!

    Passed! Trying not to yell in the office right now
  9. Bonsai

    NCEES News Update

    I'm right there with ya tapping my foot. Breathe! Maryland usually gets its results the first day
  10. Bonsai

    October 2017 15K, or get Matt267 PE banned, SPAM thread

    At least it wasn't the hippopotamus song
  11. Bonsai

    October 2017 PE Results Survey

    Looks like one of your questions should have check boxes instead of radio buttons -- people definitely used more than one reference!
  12. Bonsai

    Bitcoin - Anyone Investing?

    A combination of small/med cap, large cap, S&P, bond, and international funds. For a primer, check out www.etf.com/docs/IfYouCan.pdf
  13. Bonsai

    Bitcoin - Anyone Investing?

    I did not and will not, but have plenty of friends who are hooked into etherium/bitfinex. I've done everything I could to talk them out of it, but all they see is the numbers going up. I have no desire to put my own money on the line. I prefer my get rich slowly scheme of saving for retirement through index funds.
  14. Bonsai

    Bitcoin - Anyone Investing?

    That's fair. Maybe someday there will be a regulated, fair, and secure market. I will admit that it's not entirely fair to judge a concept based on early adopters, which tend to be idealists and criminals for the obvious reason that it's just not on society's radar yet. However, despite the potential social/tech merits, I do want to assert one reason that I personally believe blockchain is unsustainable in widespread use: Energy use. "Mining" for crypto entails billions of billions of repeated useless calculations that do nothing but waste electricity in the hope of obtaining the rights to the next batch of coins. Even when you put aside currency as a use for blockchain, every transaction requires that the ledger be propagated throughout the network, which, instead of being logged a few times in a database, has to be logged in literally every user's device. That may sound inconsequential, but make no mistake, it uses a massive amount of electricity relative to traditional, centrally-serviced transactions. Electricity is cheap, but it's not free, and we shouldn't treat it like it is. When electricity is freely available to everyone and has zero environmental consequences, I may change my tune.
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