See you in 15 months!

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    I was speaking to him on AIM, he said he was playing some games
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    i try not to aim him, hes always hitting on me....

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    Have fun if you can, man - good luck.

    Compulsory tests? Heh, that reminds me of the ASFAT (heh - ass fat ) test that they try to force all of the highschool Juniors to take here. Not sure if they do it anywhere else...if you score high, it basically means that the military will berate you for 2 years until you hit college....and if they need to draft, you'll be up on the top of their list. Usually it's a tradition that 90% of the junior class skips school the day of the ASFATs, but will all of the heightened military activity I wouldn't doubt there being reprecussions for skipping it now...

    Two funny stories about that...

    1) My brother's friend Eric never wanted to join the military. It had never crossed his mind, and he'd like to be able to go to straight to college out of highscool. So at about the 20th time a recruiting officer called him, the conversation goes something like this:

    Recruiter: "So, Eric, you could be a great asset to the military, as most young men your age would be."
    Eric: "Really? That's great, and I'm really interested, but let me be honest for a second - I'm gay. Is that going to be a problem?"
    *click*

    He never got another call. I hope they never repeal the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell policy...I'm banking on that if we ever get draft-happy

    2) My Trig teacher was telling our class this story Friday. One of her students a few years ago, a quiet kid who she said was really nice, scored the highest of anyone on his ASFATs. She said one day she walked over to her class, and saw 3 military personel standing in front of her door. They asked if she was a teacher of the kid (he's put her down as a reference), and after a bit of deliberation she decided it was probably best not to lie, and said yes. Well then they sat her down and questioned her for 45 minutes about her integrity and the integrity of this kid. Now the kid has security clearance like you wouldn't believe...

    Oooh, and this girl was telling me how her cousin had written a paper about defensive measures in case of an Iraqui conflict a few years ago. One day she said military personel literally lifted him out a chair blindfolded him, took him to the pentagon (or somewhere else, I can't remember exactly), and told him that they'd pay him for life if he helped them completely analyze his paper and whatnot. Sweet deal if you ask me, but a bit scary about the lifting him out of chair thing.

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    What sort of stuff is on the ASFAT test? (lol, ass fat)
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    One section is about common sense, so rest assured that you wouldn't pass it.

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    Seriously (yes, seriously), I dont know how well I would do in the army (though I do wanna go into an IT section) becuase Im so freakin unko. Im so clumsy. Like today @ work, I was trying to open a carton of cigarettes to take one out cause a customer wanted to buy a pack (its illegal for me to scan them, but not handle them) and I almost fell over and there were cigarette packets strewn all over the service-desk floor. Pretty funny actually. I like, walk into walls and trip over my own feet.
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    I always wanted to be an engineering officer in the military. But they gave me a proverbial 'get lost' because I am asthmatic. I'd be more than happy to give them a good 5 year's service and it kind of sucks cos my asthma is a reaction to pollen. It only affects me if I go near rapeseed plantations. I happily run 4 miles a day 3 or 4 times a week with no problem but I am deemed in too bad health to be an engineer on a warship because of my condition.

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    Originally posted by minesweeper
    I always wanted to be an engineering officer in the military. But they gave me a proverbial 'get lost' because I am asthmatic. I'd be more than happy to give them a good 5 year's service and it kind of sucks cos my asthma is a reaction to pollen. It only affects me if I go near rapeseed plantations. I happily run 4 miles a day 3 or 4 times a week with no problem but I am deemed in too bad health to be an engineer on a warship because of my condition.
    Well, in the army's defense, I think most warships have many, many rapeseed flowers on board...you know how those sailors love their flowers...

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    We will honestly miss your intelligence and good nature, man.

    Enjoy yourself and don't forget to code!!

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    Code:
    if( numeric_limits< byte >::digits != bits_per_byte )
        error( "program requires bits_per_byte-bit bytes" );
    24bbs.cpp

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    Re: See you in 15 months!

    Originally posted by Sang-drax
    Tomorrow my 15 months military service will begin.
    Wohoo

    But I will go home over most weekends, so I suspect that I'll drop by now and then.


    Oh yes, and dont forget your Swiss Army Knife!

    If in doubt, ask Billy Connolly-he will tell you why!
    Such is life.

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    Oh yes, and dont forget your Swiss Army Knife!
    It should help you get out of ANY situation.
    "Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,
    Now the sun is laid to sleep,
    Seated in thy silver chair,
    State in wonted manner keep."

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