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Back to school

Postby Lilira » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:22 pm

I have much hatred for the reams of paperwork asking the same damn questions...

That is all.

PS: Imagine how many trees would be saved, not to mention man hours if people got their stuff together and entered it into one central computer for the school system.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Thilindel » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:10 pm

Goofball. Scan it into your computer and just print it the next year.

My HATRED is when it says:

Birthday __, __, ____ Age __

Wtf. Answer one, and you've basically answered the other.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Lilira » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:46 pm

They changed it and added 6 more pages this year.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Kifle » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:31 pm

Just finished mine for three kids. It's a bastard.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:39 am

Lilira wrote:I have much hatred for the reams of paperwork asking the same damn questions...

That is all.

PS: Imagine how many trees would be saved, not to mention man hours if people got their stuff together and entered it into one central computer for the school system.


So you're saying the government should track everyone in a database?
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Re: Back to school

Postby Adriorn Darkcloak » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:07 am

Private school ftw.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Kifle » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:36 am

Sarvis wrote:
Lilira wrote:I have much hatred for the reams of paperwork asking the same damn questions...

That is all.

PS: Imagine how many trees would be saved, not to mention man hours if people got their stuff together and entered it into one central computer for the school system.


So you're saying the government should track everyone in a database?


Seriously, Sarvis? It's a damn school system, not the CIA. And yes, it would be very nice if I had the option of typing this stuff online rather than getting a Les Miserables sized packed of papers to sign every year -- many of which ask for the same information.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Corth » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:10 am

He was being sarcastic.
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth

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Re: Back to school

Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:36 am

You realize the school system is part of the government right?

Really, I would have expected a more similar reaction from Corth...

Incidentally, I've occasionally thought that it would be nice for corporations to just set up a single master database that stores customer data. Then instead of filling out applications for whatever service we want, we just activate it and all the info is pre-filled except for the new services specific requirements.

Think of it, filling out forms would take seconds, we'd have very accurate census data, we could probably do real studies on all those aspects of society that are hard to track...

But then I realize there'd be a lot of power in the hands of whoever manages that database, right? It just... doesn't feel safe.
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Re: Back to school

Postby Corth » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:21 am

Ever hear of Transunion, Experian, and Equifax?

Not exactly helpful with filling out forms.. but plenty helpful in evaluating them!

As for the government.. hell, if I can live in a world where the IRS exists I think I can handle a local school district keeping tabs on me as well!
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth



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Re: Back to school

Postby Kifle » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:36 am

Corth wrote:He was being sarcastic.


You sure about that :)
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Re: Back to school

Postby Ambar » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:59 am

He is also childless and doesn't know the horror of back to school homework for parents

How bout that emergency contact friggin TREE

It's almost like they wipe the school info server HDD and have to reimage it each Aug / Sept
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Re: Back to school

Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:50 pm

Corth wrote:Ever hear of Transunion, Experian, and Equifax?

Not exactly helpful with filling out forms.. but plenty helpful in evaluating them!

As for the government.. hell, if I can live in a world where the IRS exists I think I can handle a local school district keeping tabs on me as well!


Companies that have very little real information about you, you mean? All they get is reports as to whether you paid on time or not.

Dammit Corth, you're the one who's supposed to be worried about the government taking over and creating the world of 1984 here! I'm the socialist, remember? :P
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Re: Back to school

Postby Corth » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:03 pm

Dude, the credit reporting agencies have a LOT of information about you. Who you are, your social security number, where you live, where you lived in the past, who you lived with, public/court records, account numbers and amounts for each and every credit card, mortgage, etc. In many cases they know what you do for a living, as that is a factor in determining FICO score. Its a little bit scary how much information is available.

I'm not so concerned with government knowing who I am so much as I'm concerned with government thinking it knows whats best for me or taking my money and giving it to someone else.
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth



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Re: Back to school

Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:01 pm

1) Well then why don't experian et al. provide a services where they pre-fill all that information on applications for you.

2) Controlling what you do starts with knowing what you do. :P
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Re: Back to school

Postby Corth » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:03 pm

I think there are already some services already available that will fill out an online form for you. But hey, you should take your idea to the credit reporting agencies. Might be some money in this!
Having said all that, the situation has been handled, so this thread is pretty much at an end. -Kossuth



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Re: Back to school

Postby Sarvis » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:20 pm

I can just imagine how they'd "pay" for my idea...

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Re: Back to school

Postby Alta » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:13 pm

My kids just went back to school yesterday. Three kids, three sets of paperwork! So glad Kiryan gave me two more kids. I get to fill out 5 sets of paperwork in 5 years. My hand hurts. And from writing, not for reasons Kiryan would like.

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Re: Back to school

Postby daggaz » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:15 pm

Corth wrote:I'm not so concerned with government knowing who I am so much as I'm concerned with government thinking it knows whats best for me or taking my money and giving it to someone else.


Yeah. QFT.

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