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Let me know if you run out of golf balls.  I must have about two dozen of them, that I find during my daily walk with my dogs around the golf course. ;)
Where exactly are you David?  I am in Tagaytay...   hahahah not that I would drive there for some golf balls, was just curious which course you are near
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I am biased the other way.  I have found Apple equipment to be the most durable, reliable and user-friendly.  I have had both desktops and laptops and have used both for 10 years or so.  I simply buy new after a decade of service to upgrade.  Never had a hardware failure of any sort.  Never had software issues.  They are stalwart performers for me and I need that.  I use them a lot and I depend on them to earn my living.  I have carried the laptops all over the planet and they have seen lots of rough and tumble and keep going.  I have never seen or heard of a dead Apple computer. 

It took me years to switch.  I resisted Apple for years.  I went through countless machines by Toshiba, IBM, IBM clones, Compaq, HP, Epson, Dell, Acer, to name just a few.  In each case, the hardware eventually failed. They all died.  None ever came close to 10 years of service, running all day every day.  But others may have had different experience.  I can relate only my own, limited, experience.

BUT, because Apple is not used by most, yes, the odd time, like the present instance with the grade 8 test seems to be, there arises a compatibility issue.  It can always be worked around if required.

{hijack}

I put in a whole lot of Macintosh / Novel networks all throughout the midwest.  Good days.

Then Apple locked down the OS, Bios, and hdw.  Made it real hard to make a living reselling their products without tithing to corporate annually in the form of mandatory training, license, and just because we can fees.

I am typing to you from an 2000 era Stinkpad.  I bought it coming off lease in 2002.  So that would be 17 years old. Still runs very snappy.  It's nice to be able to strip out all of the unnecessary bs and compile your own kernel.

Hell ....  I got a 386 laptop running slackware that manages my solar system.  Keep it around because it has serial ports.

I tend to avoid any company or agency when they start thinking, and acting, like they know what's best for me.

And Apple does do that.

{/hijack}



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I am biased the other way.  I have found Apple equipment to be the most durable, reliable and user-friendly.  I have had both desktops and laptops and have used both for 10 years or so.  I simply buy new after a decade of service to upgrade.  Never had a hardware failure of any sort.  Never had software issues.  They are stalwart performers for me and I need that.  I use them a lot and I depend on them to earn my living.  I have carried the laptops all over the planet and they have seen lots of rough and tumble and keep going.  I have never seen or heard of a dead Apple computer. 

It took me years to switch.  I resisted Apple for years.  I went through countless machines by Toshiba, IBM, IBM clones, Compaq, HP, Epson, Dell, Acer, to name just a few.  In each case, the hardware eventually failed. They all died.  None ever came close to 10 years of service, running all day every day.  But others may have had different experience.  I can relate only my own, limited, experience.

BUT, because Apple is not used by most, yes, the odd time, like the present instance with the grade 8 test seems to be, there arises a compatibility issue.  It can always be worked around if required.
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Yes, not enough what?  Golf is great exercise.  I do not get a cart, and walking 18 holes in the Philippine sun, will knock you on your butt.   In addition, given I am not that good at all, I probably walk about 27 holes as I spend an inordinate amount of time looking for my fricken balls.   And depending on where you golf, it is not that expensive at all, especially compared to USA prices.   I have also met a lot of great people playing golf.

Let me know if you run out of golf balls.  I must have about two dozen of them, that I find during my daily walk with my dogs around the golf course. ;)
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MacBook Pro

Sounds like the problem to me.  But I am biased.  I threw Apple overboard when the Woz left.
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We don't have any BDO ATM, debit, or credit cards. may be that is the reason we can't make any with draws.
I'm headed back to Dumaguette in December. I think I need to check into getting a card.
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Perhaps something about my MacBook Pro the site does not like.  I keep getting the blank page.  I did manage to look at it by using Google to search for it.  Even then, one site showed separate urls for the test and the answer sheet.  I can call up the test.  No luck with the answer sheet.  I won't spend too much time now trying.  I have other things to do here in the Phils at present.

But the test does not seem all that challenging, apart from things that require knowledge specific to West Virginia in that time.  Very similar to the kind of tests we faced as kids in Toronto long ago. 
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Education in the Philippines / Re: Private PI elementry schools with US affiliation ?
« Last post by jjcabgou on November 11, 2019, 03:55:32 PM »
Not enough what?
A round of golf here isn't so expensive.  I'd have to check to be 100% certain, but as I remember it's around P1,000 a round.
Yes, not enough what?  Golf is great exercise.  I do not get a cart, and walking 18 holes in the Philippine sun, will knock you on your butt.   In addition, given I am not that good at all, I probably walk about 27 holes as I spend an inordinate amount of time looking for my fricken balls.   And depending on where you golf, it is not that expensive at all, especially compared to USA prices.   I have also met a lot of great people playing golf. 
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Education in the Philippines / Re: Education in the Philippines (revisited)
« Last post by lost_in_samoa on November 11, 2019, 01:52:32 PM »
A working link or the url for the grade 8 test would be nice.  You provided 2 links to other material in that post, the link to the gr. 8 test went nowhere.


The link works for me.

Or you can do your own research.  Take an 8th grade test from 1931.  See how you do.


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/history/take-this-1931-8th-grade-gradu.html
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Education in the Philippines / Re: Education in the Philippines (revisited)
« Last post by Hestecrefter on November 11, 2019, 01:38:51 PM »
Uhmmm ok.  What do you wish to accomplish with those responses?

A working link or the url for the grade 8 test would be nice.  You provided 2 links to other material in that post, the link to the gr. 8 test went nowhere.
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