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by Hofstadter'sLaw
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taking on sidelines?
Replies: 6
Views: 3835

Re: Taking on sidelines?

It seems as though searching/applying for jobs you’re qualified for, going through the application processes and waiting to hear back from companies can take several months or longer before you’re hired somewhere. Couldn’t you take the summer job and simultaneously job search through the summer? The...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at CT Elementary School
Replies: 540
Views: 54809

Re: 27 dead in Shooting at CT Elementary School

I looked for scholarly articles on lockdowns though my school’s journal database for the hell of it, and the only articles that come up discuss how to do lockdowns and how they need to be practiced. Nothing about how effective they are/could be. If not, wouldn't it be an ideal plan to come in during...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Dealing With Boredom
Replies: 23
Views: 4875

Re: Dealing With Boredom

Sometimes I have a lot of difficulty focusing on repetitive tasks (such as parts of work, chores, etc.) Some things are okay because you can let your body run on autopilot while your mind does its own thing, but others require just enough focus to interfere with that. There are days I'm okay with i...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

When I had to start birth control pills a few months ago because of period issues, I told my gyno that I wanted a generic brand because I have to pay full price for whatever I get and don’t have a job so money is tight. So she gave me two packs of samples of one brand, which turned out to be $75 whe...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed May 30, 2012 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I know this subject has come up before but I'm wondering what current opinions are...I"m sick of shaving my legs and it grows so fast it's like 5-o-clock shadow on my legs even if perfectly smooth that morning there is visible stubble by 5. If I go even 48 hrs it's back full force. I've heard ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Tue May 15, 2012 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Using Kickstarter for a website?
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Re: Using Kickstarter for a website?

It might help if it was more obvious how that site was supposed to work. I clicked random and got a page that I was supposed to guess what the song represented. But I have no idea how I was supposed to hear the song. Is there a player hidden somewhere that I'm supposed to find and click? (Firefox) ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Why does Loestrin cost eighty friggin' dollars? I don't understand, and I haven't got my prescription filled yet. It's birth control pills, which, if I understand correctly, have less of the active chemicals in them, but it costs $60 more than the kind I was getting before (also comes with iron vit...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sun May 13, 2012 3:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715499

Re: Today I Learned

TIL what the hairy balls theorem is. When you try to comb a hairy ball, you cannot comb it perfectly flat; Somewhere hair will stick out. TIL what everything else that minutephysics youtube channel tried to teach. TIL that some infinities really are bigger than other infinities. Cool YouTube channel.
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 11, 2012 3:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 448504

Re: Questions For The World

My favourite-est pair of jeans are a pair of really dark Levi's. Bought them 16 months ago and haven't washed them yet. I wear them 2-3 times a week. They're the most unbe-fucking-lievably comfortable things on the planet. You should try it some time. Buy really nice jeans and NEVER wash them. I do...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 11, 2012 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 195857

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

The letter "L" in the Staples office supply store logo is a staple. =/
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Thu May 10, 2012 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Good luck! Since they did accept you that's a good sign, hopefully they get the details worked out correctly. Thanks! Got it straightened out. They just said to e-mail them later in the summer when I've been able to register for the class for it. Yayness! In fairness, I've been in this situation fr...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Thu May 10, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Sent an e-mail to an internship site supervisor asking about fall internships. Applied and said I was interested in doing the internship for the fall . Got accepted last night, thanked them and said I couldn't wait until the fall . This morning, I get an e-mail telling me to let them know when I si...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Thu May 10, 2012 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Sent an e-mail to an internship site supervisor asking about fall internships. Applied and said I was interested in doing the internship for the fall . Got accepted last night, thanked them and said I couldn't wait until the fall . This morning, I get an e-mail telling me to let them know when I sig...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed May 09, 2012 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

Unfortunately these things tend to change very quickly. (It was only a couple of months ago that HTML5 videos started popping up, wasn't it?) Pwnyoutube looks pretty cool now, but it's only a matter of time before it goes the same way as kickyoutube and kissyoutube (which both seem to redirect to s...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed May 09, 2012 3:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

Any-Video Converter worked well with one video, but it changed the sound (in a bad way) in the other, so I'll try some of the other suggestions in this thread. Thank you very much. So helpful. <3 @Shivahn: I'm not sure how old the The How-To video I was watching on getting videos from your cache was...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Mon May 07, 2012 4:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Been getting Shark Week with only a week or two in between (and cramping during and between) for several months. Finally went to a gyno to get birth control pills to take care of it recently. Can’t start the pills until I start my next period. It’s been three weeks since my last period. I feel like,...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Mon May 07, 2012 4:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?
Replies: 47
Views: 18428

Re: Ever gotten a shock from mains electricity?

I've been shocked by 120VAC out of an outlet once -- was trying to jimmy a plug out of the outlet with one hand and managed to make contact with both plugs. Was pretty quick and almost over before I realized what happened. Ditto. It's happened to me two or three times. Just felt a quick shock and j...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat May 05, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

poochyena: Worked. T__T <--- Tears of joy. Going to put the videos on a disc or flashdrive and send them to him in a care package. Might add more since it seemed so easy. Jorpho: I tried to copy files out of my cache that had buffered a few days ago, but I ended up not being able to find the videos ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat May 05, 2012 3:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I have a All-Ett Wallet (sport version, made of ripstop nylon). It's paper thin, so it's like not having a wallet in my pocket, just whatever cards/cash I have on me. I really like it, and it's held up well over the past few years I've been using it. All-Ett also has two wallets with slots for ID ca...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat May 05, 2012 12:19 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

Okay, I'll try that since that's totally different from what I was looking for on my own. Thank you. The quality doesn't have to be perfect. Just have been waiting to show someone in Afghanistan two videos I thought he'd love for a while now and I didn't want to have to wait another seven months. ed...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 04, 2012 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Download YouTube Videos?

I'm sure I'd never violate YouTube's TOS like that. No siree. But if chose to, I might use this . I tried to read through the "getting started" section, and it seems too involved to learn/set-up (considering my basic computer skills) since I just want to download two videos. Thank you any...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 04, 2012 6:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715499

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned what amok really means. I'm curious: What did you think it meant before you learned what it really meant? I thought it simply meant "out of control". I had no idea that its modern idiomatic usage is a much watered-down version of the actual, more murderous definition. Oh, ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 04, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Download YouTube Videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Download YouTube Videos?

I want to download a few YouTube videos to give to someone who doesn't have a good internet connection at the moment. I've been looking at programs to download YouTube videos, but when I google them to see if they're "safe" and won't contain viruses or unleash a zillion pop-ups, I find com...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 04, 2012 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1715499

Re: Today I Learned

Giant Speck wrote:Today I learned what amok really means.


I'm curious: What did you think it meant before you learned what it really meant?
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri May 04, 2012 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

The people in this focus group recording I am trying to type up keep talking over each other. This makes it very difficult to hear what any of them are saying! Some of them have a tendency to mumble too. Urgh. I am going to be up all night doing this. I conducted a series of 1 hour to 1.5 hour inte...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed May 02, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

I hate how relatives drop by out of the blue without calling first. Especially if it means entertaining them for the next two hours, when I had other things I needed to do and when I look like crap because I didn't expect to have to deal with people today.
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

@ Apparently Anonymous: I’ve never been on birth control before, but was just prescribed Lo Loestrin Fe. It only has 10 micrograms of estrogen (the lowest dose available, apparently), and it looks like the Yasmin has 30 micrograms. Lower doses should have less unpleasant side effects, right? If the ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

You're freaking kidding me. A few weeks ago I signed up for a free seminar that occurs today. I got put on the waitlist. This morning, 9 minutes before the event starts, I got a registration email saying I am registered for the course. Thanks! That was really helpful. I'm sure that it would be usef...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

It’s actually only the forth or fifth week of the term at the school I went to, but it’s a good point that he probably deals with an inbox full of e-mails every day since he teaches a couple of classes. I guess mine got pushed to the next page and forgotten. If he’s really that busy I don’t want to ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479802

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

One of my favorite professors that I haven’t seen in a year e-mailed me how I was doing. I replied and asked questions about things he was doing the last time I saw him. It’s been over a week, and I haven’t heard from him. Now I feel like shit because I keep wondering if he’s disappointed in me and ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Frustrated! >_< Been trying to find the perfect sports bra brand for the past year (I just wear sports bras as my regular bra). My old sports bras were too small (the band rides up in the back, if I try to straighten it the band rides up in the front) and the bands are stretched out enough to move a...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Using Kickstarter for a website?
Replies: 12
Views: 3511

Re: Using Kickstarter for a website?

Just wondering, what did you do to spread the word about/draw in members thus far?
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

There must be some sort of salve available for treating blisters (I can't think of any, but someone else might know of something, or someone at the drug store might be able to help). There is/are for burns and blisters and sunburn, the problem is, all say not to use on open/broken skin,...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Citations and Book Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 5500

Re: Citations and Book Resources

For all my classes, my professors have always expected us to use scholarly sources. We’re encouraged to rely mainly on books and journal articles (electronic versions are fine—that’s what most people use unless something’s only available in print). We can also use magazines, newspapers and websites ...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Yes, and I did. I went back to the doctor today, but I don't know that it accomplished anything because mostly I just got frustrated and cried for no reason*, then scheduled another ultra-sound. I'm not good at Talking To A Doctor, and didn't know how to effectively throw a tantrum about how really...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help with a thesis topic...
Replies: 8
Views: 3719

Re: Help with a thesis topic...

Sorry for the confusion guys, at the time I was a little frantic because I didn't know what to do. It's a short paper 10-12 pages. I was just looking for a main "argument". I have formulated multiple arguments while maintaining a focus on teaching educators and peers about learning disabi...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hunger Games
Replies: 79
Views: 97226

Re: Hunger Games

I am trying to remember if there is some mechanism or rule in place so that the contestants can't cooperate in the games and thus prove that the overlords are scum, and that subverting what they want you to do is a better idea. Heck, even if they all decided to starve, ala Masada, that might make a...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 134518

Re: Men's Fashion

This is the same reason I originally started wearing a belt. You never know when you'll need a length of something ropey on short notice. Wow. Good point. I'm going to start wearing a belt even with pants I don't need to. I also only wear footwear I can run in. And the only sandals I can run in are...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3430805

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

@Brace: My favorite photo is the one with the island tee too. Simple and cute! I guess it’s hard to go wrong with jeans and a t-shirt, right? I also like all the hats, especially the fisher-type one. I know nothing about fashion either, except I’ve been told you’re usually not supposed to mix totall...
by Hofstadter'sLaw
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Our education system and methods suck
Replies: 41
Views: 8784

Re: Our education system and methods suck

Wait, so you had to explain to the teacher what telomeres were, or she asked you to explain it to the class since you brought them up at some point? Without any clarification on what the OP meant, I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume the topic of telomeres were brought up apropos of nothin...

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