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 Posted Thursday, November 01, 2007 6:24 PM
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Post #417708
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 7:54 AM
 SSC Eights! Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:11 AM Points: 859, Visits: 1,640
 It's been suggested that one can give a bogus middle initial as a way of tracking whether or not someone keeps your information private or sells it. So one might give their name as Steve S Jones to SQL Server Central (with S being a simple reminder it was given to SQL Server Central). Then if you are contact by someone else as Steve S Jones, you have strong reason to suspect that your information was shared/sold.
Post #417923
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:10 AM
 Say Hey Kid Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:53 AM Points: 679, Visits: 456
 Ok, I've got a minor in math and I don't understand what the significance of the graphic is. A, B and C have no real reference to each other. If I change the subtotal to 42.32, add 10% (dropping the cents) 4.20 you get 46.52. 4 + 6 = 2? No.What am I missing here? Live to ThrowThrow to LiveWill Summers
Post #417931
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:14 AM
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 Will,The idea is that you decide on the tip dollar amount. So you decide that with bad service, you're leaving \$4 on \$47. So you write the \$51 (47 + 4). Then you add those up(51 being 5 + 1) to get 6. You write in 6 for the end cents amount and then do the math to figure out the proper cents amount for the tip.The middle name thing is interesting, though I'm not sure how well that would work. Data quality seems to be suspect and I've gotten quite a few middle initials come through with my name over the years. Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwestForum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
Post #417938
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:24 AM
 Say Hey Kid Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:53 AM Points: 679, Visits: 456
 Wow, that's way way too much energy to put in to calculate a tip for bad service. I would just do something like not leave a tip and write in BAD SERVICE in the tip line. I will tip 20%+ if I have no complaints about the service. If I have to wait more than a couple of minutes for the server to recognize that my drink is empty, then that 20% drops pretty quickly. Live to ThrowThrow to LiveWill Summers
Post #417948
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:27 AM
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 It is a little confusing. I tried it the other day and confused myself.Keep in mind that I've seen some people change good tips (rarely) when it seems to work out. Adding a few dollars might happen on top of your 20%.Not really my style either, but I thought it was an intersting use of data checksums. I think if you tried it 5 times, it would come pretty naturally. Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwestForum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
Post #417950
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:36 AM
 Say Hey Kid Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:43 AM Points: 710, Visits: 1,791
 A co worker was called by a restaurant because he had accidently put \$50 in the tip spot. They suspected this was an error.When I get really good service, I tip CASH even if I charge the meal. I let them decide how to handle it. ...-- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers --
Post #417958
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:50 AM
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Post #417973
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:53 AM
 Say Hey Kid Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:53 AM Points: 679, Visits: 456
 The purpose of the article wasn't to decide on tip amounts, but to give you a checksum for the credit card statement. On all restaurant charges on the bill the sum of the first two digits should equal the last digit. This would be a good way to test for theft. It helps when you actually read the article fully before posting a question about it. ha ha. My bad. Live to ThrowThrow to LiveWill Summers
Post #417975
 Posted Friday, November 02, 2007 8:57 AM
 Valued Member Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Friday, October 25, 2013 9:28 AM Points: 52, Visits: 163
 The webpage mentioned in the article contained a link to "Surf hundreds of visa numbers". Kinda ironic, huh? Weren't we trying to detect fraud here?
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