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by jfarquhar
Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Re: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Mettra: Thanks for the info and the link, I'll check out Shankar's lectures too :) hobbesmaster: I'll assume you were talking to me ;). Sounds good, but my CS course doesn't include remedial classes in physics or chemistry. Not too hard to add in on the tail end of my degree however, as I've nearly ...
by jfarquhar
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Re: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Klotz: If you wouldn't mind divulging... what is your current occupation? I think teaching physics would be pretty good, as you're all right, the science teachers at my high school were mixed up between areas. Most weren't really too great at it either: one teacher I had looked as though he had give...
by jfarquhar
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Re: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Turambar: Dedicated isn't a word I'd use to describe myself usually, but you are definitely right about the money issue! Thanks for the advice. masher: I hadn't even considered it! I just looked it up then, it might just be the thing I'm after. Only 1 year extra of uni, I may just need a bridging co...
by jfarquhar
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Replies: 22
Views: 4002

Value of a Bachelor of Science (Physics)

First of all, sincere apologies if I am in the wrong forum for this topic. My reasoning was that the readers of this section would be most suited to answering my question. I am a third year CompSci student at the University of Wollongong in Australia. I am about to graduate (1 semester to go!) and r...
by jfarquhar
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Yet another Yes/No question puzzle
Replies: 12
Views: 3453

Ooh ooh! I know this one! I won't say yet, but I am looking forward to the questions :P

Can someone also explain to me how to create those answer fields that cannot be seen until it is highlighted?
by jfarquhar
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 32023

Veronica Mars ... *drool*
I can't believe the show is cancelled :(

Also Fox Mulder from the X-Files, yes, I am a male heterosexual and I love Fox Mulder, real love... that guy is pure awesome.
by jfarquhar
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Trust No One
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Watched episodes here and there growing up, but I recently bought the complete box set for about AU$300 from Amazon UK :D I watched it all the way through and loved (almost) every minute of it. (A show with that many episodes is bound to have some duds :P )
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 65927

Dexter

Dexter is a show about a man called Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works as a blood spatter analyst. He has been brought up by his foster father to only kill people who deserve to die - in order to satiate his urges - such as rapists and other serial killers. This show may possibly the BEST SHO...
by jfarquhar
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most addictive songs
Replies: 69
Views: 8942

This was stuck in my head for days: Tribute to Kent Hovind. [NSFW]

I suggest watching some videos of Kent Hovind preaching creationism before watching this awesome song.
by jfarquhar
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

You can't uninvent guns. Stricter gun control will simply make it harder for responsible people to get a gun, which they might use to save many lives. I am sure the majority of times a gun has been used for a violent crime, it was not purchased legally from a hunting store down the road. There is a ...
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 140276

Coalesce works for me because it reminds me of the book Coalescent by Stephen Baxter, which I enjoyed a lot.

Yhatki: That video/song is weird but enjoyable :P


An new word: Embezzle
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What you Love/want to change about yourself.
Replies: 41
Views: 4794

1) On a 0-evil to 10-good scale I would be at 10, I am a compassionate person. 2) I have a wonderful girlfriend, which I am very thankful for 3) I have morals free of any sort of faith, apart from my faith (for lack of a better word) in science. 1) I have always thought of myself as a writer, and th...
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fanfiction
Replies: 28
Views: 6257

You guys mind telling me what filters to "superpower!Harry"? I want to start reading some fics, mainly to continue exploring the world and its possibilities. I will look up some of the ones you guys mentioned, but is there any all time favourites, basically worthy of becoming new HP books?
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: ending to harry potter 7 (spoiler)
Replies: 178
Views: 31081

I have read the epilogue in photo format, and heard tell of who dies etc. but I still don't feel as if I have spoiled it. That said, when I get the book I am not looking to see if the epilogue is the same as the one I have seen online ;) just gunna start reading.
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 140276

Sorry, but "skullduggery" tops all other words.
by jfarquhar
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I will never admit...
Replies: 102
Views: 15619

I used to play it, for about 18 months, but I finally woke up to myself when every bit of free time I got, I thought "I should be leveling up using this time". I never did anything else but play in my free time, so I quit, cold turkey. That being said... I am hanging out for a certain MMO ...
by jfarquhar
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MythBusters
Replies: 183
Views: 14433

My favourite was the myth (can't even remember what it was they were trying to disprove) where they filled a cement truck with explosives, detonated it, and it just instantly vapourised, that was awesome.
by jfarquhar
Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 309516

Edit: Just had to post this... jfarquhar wrote: - All Matt Reilly books. Sure, he mightn't be able to develop a character but you can't beat the crazy ass-action scenes he can whip up. wow, how did you let that one slip? :shock: Oh, I meant Matt Reilly the gay erotica author, my hyphen was misplace...
by jfarquhar
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 309516

I couldn't name a favourite, I have too many! But I'll some books that I could never forget reading (and may have read multiple times). - His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, I loved these books and the subtext beneath them, I hope they don't cut out the religious parts when the first book ...
by jfarquhar
Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Intro and Magnetism/Energy Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4083

Wow, you guys sure know your stuff! Thanks so much for all the replies, I am currently looking through some things on Faraday's Law. It is very interesting. I knew of course, that magnets would have to draw their energy from somewhere, I just wasn't quite sure where, and to the untrained eye they wo...
by jfarquhar
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 330415

Hi everyone! I forgot to introduce myself before (don't kill me!) so I thought I'd better do so now :) I'm an Aussie, and I live on the south coast of NSW. I attend the University of Wollongong where I study Computer Science. I have an interest in physics and basically just the way things work, alth...
by jfarquhar
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Intro and Magnetism/Energy Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4083

My apologies. I had read over the forum rules, but after reading through some of the science threads and becoming engrossed in them I completely forgot about the intro thread and I let my enthusiasm take over :S I'll head over there right now and properly introduce myself. As for my question, I had ...
by jfarquhar
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quick Intro and Magnetism/Energy Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4083

Quick Intro and Magnetism/Energy Question

First of all, I'd like to introduce myself to the xkcd forums. I do not have very much experience in physics but I am very interested in it, and I try my best to get my head around some of the threads in here! I study Computer Science at Uni, and I am considering taking some basic physics or astrono...

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