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Graphing Calculator? Working for free?
09-05-2018, 07:08 AM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2018 07:11 AM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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Graphing Calculator? Working for free?
I just came across this story.
http://www.pacifict.com/Story/
Is it just a story, or real?
Myself, I find it difficult enough to afford the bus fare to work even if an employer pays me.

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09-05-2018, 03:50 PM
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This program also went by the name NuCalc.

His story is featured on the radio program This American Life. Here's a link.

Transcript here.
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09-05-2018, 03:55 PM (This post was last modified: 09-05-2018 03:56 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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Hello!

(09-05-2018 07:08 AM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  Is it just a story, or real?

So real! I think (almost) everyone who has ever done a Ph.d. or similar research based work has found himself in a position where the funding was exhausted but the work not completed yet. So it is either: Throw away years of work or finish it at your own expense... For some it pays off in the long run as in the story above.

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09-06-2018, 05:02 AM
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That's a great story and I love the final word:

Quote:We wanted to release a Windows version as part of Windows 98, but sadly, Microsoft has effective building security.
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