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by Sulla158
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've become boring - What's your hobby?
Replies: 62
Views: 6711

Re: I've become boring - What's your hobby?

I currently play ping pong and ultimate frisbee as my only hobbies, this is during college though. I do have plans for other hobbies during the summer, these include acoustic guitar, drawing, amateur astronomy, reading, microscopy and blacksmithing. I'm hoping I'll at least manage a few of these ove...
by Sulla158
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: iPod Alernative
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: iPod Alernative

I have a 16gb Zen. About $200, all flash memory. It's outlasted five or six pairs of headphones(I don't know what I do to them), and many tough falls. They have a 32gb flash for sale as well depending on how much room you need. So its rugged, as for open source, I don't think so. It does play mp3s a...
by Sulla158
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24735

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

I read it, liked it. I always like how Stephenson books have a good world and story and then a bunch of random, interesting facts thrown in for good measure.
by Sulla158
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Killers - Day And Age
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: The Killers - Day And Age

Oooh, new Killers album, I wasn't aware. I'll get it when it comes out whenever that is. They've managed to avoid sucking so far, let's hope they keep it up.
by Sulla158
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Physics of ____ (school project)
Replies: 22
Views: 2210

Re: The Physics of ____ (school project)

We had this same project at my school. A friend of mine did his on the physics of penguins. It was pretty good. Your class might be a little more formal though. I attempted to write a paper on String Theory, I think we ended up with the same grade in the end. Theoretical Physics is always an interes...
by Sulla158
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blood donation poll
Replies: 162
Views: 14105

Re: Blood donation poll

I donated once at school, but then I passed out on the little chair thing so I hesitate to do it again.
by Sulla158
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 5757

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

I subscribe to Wired, used to get Electronic Gaming Monthly but I let that die, I also bought one copy of SEED a science magazine and liked it, but I haven't decided to subscribe yet.
by Sulla158
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College
Replies: 33
Views: 3575

Re: College

I'm moving into college tomorrow (UK) so I can't really give much advice. On the textbook front though, I stopped by the campus book store and wrote down ISBN's looked them up later on amazon.com and got a $60 Calculus book for $8 as well as a Physics book for about $80 less than the bookstore price...
by Sulla158
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 17263

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

Has anybody else tried audiosurf? I haven't really played the other games on this list, but I liked it pretty well, especially for the $10 i spent on it.
by Sulla158
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG
Replies: 31
Views: 3792

Re: Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG

Isn't it a little early to be calling Spore a decent game? It looks amazing I'll agree, but come on, it hasn't even been released yet.
by Sulla158
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 22080

Re: Yahoo Answers

Okay, after reading this thread a bit I went over to Yahoo! answers and find this question. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20080803202519AAcZYCQ I'm the MikeD in this, while answering I was hesitant in case I was missing some obvious fact that made this question sensible. I don't think I hav...
by Sulla158
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: AP Advice

I'd suggest either the Physics or English classes. Physics, because its required for a lot in college and the same for english. In english lit. I wrote maybe 7 essays for the class the whole year and got a 4. This is after a year of AP Lang. which involved a ton of writing so it probably depends, th...
by Sulla158
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Unpopular movie opinions
Replies: 187
Views: 20704

Re: Unpopular movie opinions

Yuri2356 wrote:
Sulla158 wrote:... and the villain was the Dude! The Dude does not try to take over the world.

What the hell is this supposed to mean?


Jeff Bridges the guy who played the villain in Iron Man was also the Dude in the Big Lebowski, too big of a change for me in a movie that already wasn't going well.
by Sulla158
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Toolbar!
Replies: 26
Views: 2698

Re: Toolbar!

I have to say that the possibilities for using icons only with no text just blew my mind. I have one less toolbar now, that's like 15 sq. cm more screen space! The site's I have are wikipedia, yahoo, amazon, cnn, netflix, xkcd, facebook, the pirate bay, moviefone, my bank, steam, UK (the college) we...
by Sulla158
Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: PSAT
Replies: 13
Views: 1651

Re: PSAT

I'm almost positive that it's the junior year that counts for the National Merit. That's the only reason I took the PSAT and it got me a full ride so it's worth the time studying. Really though, I'm a math/science guy who reads a lot so I pretty much stuck to studying grammar and vocab. I used the K...
by Sulla158
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Unpopular movie opinions
Replies: 187
Views: 20704

Re: Unpopular movie opinions

I heard Hellboy II was better than the first. Unpopular opinion: Iron Man was a bad movie mediocre if you cut it a lot of slack. Daredevil was much better and everyone seems to dump on it. To me Iron Man was a pointless excuse for explosions, and the villain was the Dude! The Dude does not try to ta...
by Sulla158
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Knight
Replies: 602
Views: 53679

Re: The Dark Knight

It was a pretty great movie, the perfect movie for its genre. Heath Ledger as the Joker was amazing, made the movie for me. I thought Bale's "batman voice" was a bit annoying though.
by Sulla158
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9644

Re: AP Tests are here

Calc AB 5, Chem 5, English Lit. 4, which is similar to the APUSH 5, Bio 5, and English Language 4 I got last year, but I'm not complaining I guess. I'm just glad there won't be anymore AP tests in college, I guess finals and such will more than make up for it though.
by Sulla158
Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best frozen pizza.
Replies: 31
Views: 2181

Re: Best frozen pizza.

I used to love Freschetta pizzas, but after not eating them for a while and then having one it was terrible. I'll stick to Red Baron's with the think crust that actually crisps up.
by Sulla158
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30402

Re: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.

I'm going to start at University of Kentucky next year majoring in Chemical Engineering. I might try and double major with that and Physics or switch to Physics entirely and try a minor or two. Japan Studies looks promising as a minor, a double major with a minor would probably take me over four yea...
by Sulla158
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2814921

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NRA

Confession: I think I got overexcited today when I got a new zebra pen.

Also; I covered myself in tin paint and trapped myself on a roof today. I'm beginning to suspect that I may be clumsy.
by Sulla158
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Paint My Truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2421

Re: Paint My Truck!

I think I'll have to try the chalkboard idea out, probably on the doors or something. I like the idea of stickers and stuff I'd get to feel like a nascar driver going around town. I'm pretty sure I could make a low grade replica of the current xkcd comic on the chalkboard it being stick figures and ...
by Sulla158
Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Paint My Truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2421

Paint My Truck!

So I'm going off to college this year and instead of buying a new car I was thinking I might just finish repairing the rust on my 1987 S10 and drive it around there. The thing is, if I'm going to go to the trouble of painting it myself (its not worth paying a professional) I'd like to do something d...
by Sulla158
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Instant Movies
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

Instant Movies

I have a Netflix subscription so I have access to their watch it now feature. I like it, except that the selection is worthless. Does anyone have a selection for a similar service with a decent selection? I tried hulu.com which I liked, but once again it only has a few movies worth watching. I don't...
by Sulla158
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How sustainable are you?
Replies: 36
Views: 4186

Re: How sustainable are you?

I went for the second to the top one. We have a garden and a bunch of fruit trees. We recycle which is a pain out here you have to haul it all in yourself. The main problem I have is driving a lot, but there's not too much I can do about it. No buses go within miles of my house and there's certainly...
by Sulla158
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Re: Choosing a major.

I think undergrad ChemE is waaaaay more lucrative then undergrad chem. Yeah, I think on average the difference is about $20,000 which is a pretty big chunk. Sticking with engineering sounds like it should work out well at least for the first year or so. I never expected such a UK-specific response,...
by Sulla158
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Re: Choosing a major.

Thanks for all the help. It sounds to me like undecided is probably not the way to go. I think I'll probably stick with Chemical Engineering for a while anyway to try and get a feel for it and engineering in general. I should have some time to mess around anyway because of AP credit. My advice? Do p...
by Sulla158
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Re: Choosing a major.

I would like a career in science. I've taken Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes in high school and liked the subject matter about the same. Those were the areas I had more in mind, but there may just be things I have considered. I like history and writing, but I kind of eliminated them from an ...
by Sulla158
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.
Replies: 212
Views: 31121

Re: Books that you're disappointed in after having finished.

I expected to be when I started it but Sandworms of Dune, I mean it was okay, but it just seemed like everything got wrapped up too well, kind of like in Harry Potter 7, that and the newer books just aren't the same, which is unnavoidable, but still. Also, Harry Potter 7.
by Sulla158
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?
Replies: 60
Views: 8242

Re: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?

Frank Herbert. :P Question[/url]. I agree with Something Awesome. I voted for Heinlein though. Its been a while since I've read Asimov and I've never read any Clarke, but Heinlein's books just always get me so caught up in the characters and settings I push on through to the end, and they seem to h...
by Sulla158
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:35 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Choosing a major.
Replies: 17
Views: 1873

Choosing a major.

So I've graduated from High School, and I'm getting ready to go to college (University of Kentucky if it matters) the problem is I'm currently down as a Chemical Engineering major, but I don't think that that is really what I want to end up doing, I think I want to do more research, I get the impres...
by Sulla158
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Reboot.com
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: Reboot.com

Wow, I used to watch this show on Toonami as a kid and seven years later they're bringing it back? A little random, but I'm all for it. I'll admit to torrenting all four seasons and re-watching so I could be caught up for the comic/movies. This is one of those shows that I liked just as well now as ...
by Sulla158
Fri May 30, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: New wallet of grand design....
Replies: 25
Views: 2736

Re: New wallet of grand design....

The topic isn't about his wallet just cool wallets in general, his being one of them. To stay on topic I like the idea of the RFID blocking wallet now that I actually have a credit card with an RFID chip in it.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/security/8cdd/
by Sulla158
Sat May 17, 2008 2:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What did you write on your AP response?
Replies: 42
Views: 4809

Re: What did you write on your AP response?

On the Chemistry insert I drew a map of the room with raptor entrance points along with a quick FAQ on raptors in general. For a differential equation free response on the Calculus that I had no idea on I just wrote down 42 and went on.
by Sulla158
Sat May 17, 2008 2:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Graduatin'
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Graduatin'

We did our announcements with the little envelope inside the bigger with no purpose except the extra-fanciness. On a side note I'm so happy to be out of my high school, they've screwed up so much of my (and other's) information I'm happy to get out of there with no major problems(yet).
by Sulla158
Fri May 16, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Level English to AP English Language and Composition
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Level English to AP English Language and Composition

I knew people who did that and it worked out fine. I took two different AP English classed (Literature and Composition) and they never seemed all that much more work than advanced classes. I really enjoyed AP classes more since there was less "read this, answer these comprehension questions&quo...
by Sulla158
Tue May 13, 2008 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17426

Re: Latest purchase thread.

I got a 16 gig Creative Zen mp3 player with a case and stuff and a shirt from American Apparel.
by Sulla158
Sat May 10, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dual Boot Partition
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Dual Boot Partition

I was reading some some tutorials on dual booting Ubuntu and Vista. One suggested using a large shared partition in a certain format (I can't remember of the top of my head) that both Vista and Ubuntu can read. This one tutorial is the only place I've heard of that is there a reason it isn't more wi...
by Sulla158
Fri May 09, 2008 12:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Tests are here
Replies: 111
Views: 9644

Re: AP Tests are here

I've just taken Calc. AB and English Lit. both seemed to go pretty well. I've got a the Chemistry exam next week, but I'm not too sure why I'm even bothering since I went down to he college (UK) and took some other test to get credit for chemistry, am I so nerdy that I take AP tests for fun? To ever...
by Sulla158
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I have an awesome textbook
Replies: 90
Views: 10522

Re: I have an awesome textbook

I had a Biology book that I used to look through for the great pictures. The best physics problem I've ever done begins with, "Jane, while wearing a jetpack...".

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