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by stolid
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164814

Re: Your Schedule

The spring semester is almost over, and this summer is the first time I'll be taking summer classes. In the fall I'll be a junior Computer Engineering major with Spanish minor. Summer - a fairly light courseload, just two classes: MATH2584 Differential Equations SPAN3033 Spanish Conversation & C...
by stolid
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: window manager vs desktop environments
Replies: 29
Views: 37183

Re: window manager vs desktop environments

Another awesome user here. I love it. I only use tiling maybe 1/4 of the time though (probably will more when I get a bunch of Programming assignments this semester). I use a distro called CrunchBang which came with Openbox (also one of my favorites) instead of a full DE. I think I prefer it that wa...
by stolid
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:45 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux vs Windows vs Mac
Replies: 276
Views: 130404

Re: Linux vs Windows vs Mac

I haven't read much of this thread, but I'll give my opinions. Linux: Love it and use it. I switched to Debian (specifically a distro named CrunchBang) completely several months ago. It has its oddities, but I find I can accomplish almost anything, especially now that it's really starting to get gam...
by stolid
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164814

Re: Your Schedule

Sophomore Spring Semester as Computer Engineering Major w/ Spanish Minor CSCE2214: Computer Organization CSCE2014: Programming Foundations II (a class in C++ mostly) MATH2574: Calculus 3 SPAN3103: Spanish Cultural Readings (not bad I hope...I'd much rather study the language than cultural stuff or l...
by stolid
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:36 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164814

Re: Your Schedule

Signing up for next semester's classes soon. I am a Computer Engineering major and a sophomore next semester. Fall 2012 CSCE 2004 Programming Foundations I - I think we stick to functional programming in this class, using C++. CSCE 2114 Digital Design - Basically an introduction to circuits, I think...
by stolid
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96069

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

Apparently I haven't posted here in a few years. Current status: Spanish - Proficient, and I'm getting a minor in it (5 years high school, 1 in college so far) French - Beginner, stopped learning (Je ne l'aime pas). Can kinda get by reading with some romance language crossover (2 years in high schoo...
by stolid
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 166034

Re: Top 10 Artists

I see this thread got resurrected... My 10 (or at least 10 out of ~20, unordered):

Movits!
Radiohead
Thom Yorke
Bassnectar
Deadmau5
Led Zeppelin
Ronald Jenkees
System of a Down
Cage the Elephant
Tool
by stolid
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164814

Re: Your Schedule

Next semester I'm looking at: GNEG 1121 Intro to Engineering II PHYS 2054 University Physics I MATH 2554C Calculus I SPAN 3003 Advanced Spanish I -- Help me pick this class! What should my 5th class be? Options: - German - Russian - Japanese - Latin - Art Lecture - Other* We're talking low level cou...
by stolid
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Language of Molière
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

Re: The Language of Molière

I can't say I'd miss them teaching French, but it's a sad day when any useful classes are removed. I took Spanish in high school (and a 2 year stint of French), and I was kind of annoyed to find out my school had taught German and Latin several years earlier but no longer did. I'd rather have taken ...
by stolid
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164814

Re: Your Schedule

I'm a college freshman on an engineering track probably to CSCE and minoring in (Business) Spanish. I'm taking: Intermediate Spanish II (Thanks, AP!) Intro to Engineering General Geology :? Precalculus University Chemistry I I kinda wish I had taken the placement test to get me into Calculus, but wh...
by stolid
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Es mi primer semestre de la universidad y estudiaré español (de nivel intermedio) este año. ¡Espero que todo pase bien! Mi objetivo es completar una especialización menor en español y visitar otro país por un semestre. ¡Esperenme que tenga buena suerte!
by stolid
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226967

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Indeed, "Je mange la soupe" can be said and it means "I am eating the soup" (or "I eat the soup"). The difference between "Je mange la soupe" and "Je mange de la soupe" is the same as the difference between "I am eating the soup" and "...
by stolid
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Si, a veces yo olvido usar 'es', porque la pronunciación es muy similar. Tambien, hay que usar muchos tiempos por los diacríticos (sabo este es mal - cómo digo este en mas bueno español?), pero voy a intentar. Tambien, siempre olvido cuando usar ellos. Yo acordo! Es muy dificil aprender una lengua ...
by stolid
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)
Replies: 140
Views: 67451

Re: Ni Parolas Esperante (Esperanto practice)

Does anyone else find the verb farti and its pronunciation rather unfortunate for English speakers? And it's not a verb you can stay away from in useful speech...

(I'd ask in Esperanto, but I've barely studied it.)
by stolid
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Three sentences in as many languages as possible
Replies: 77
Views: 21996

Re: Three sentences in as many languages as possible

I think that it might be improved a little: Always happy to have correction. It's tempting sometimes to put se for 3rd person with those reflexives (since the infinitive has one on it), but I might finally be kicking the habit. I would generally say the first one each time too, just giving differen...
by stolid
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Hay muchos errores aqui, lo siento! A menos es bueno que sabes que has equivocado. No corregiré cada equivocación, pero lo más importante, quero decirte, es que uses "es" en lugar de "is" (que sin duda no es una palabra española) y que uses diacríticos (á, é, etc: palabras como ...
by stolid
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21680

Re: Sexy Accents?

stolid wrote:I like French, Russian, German, etc (can you spot the pattern?) accented women speaking English.

By that I was referring to most foreign accents speaking English as their second language. Especially if their language is phonetic. I'd say French and Russian take the cake.
by stolid
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A college/education question
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: A college/education question

In many ways I feel the way you do. Though I have a strong interest in CS or engineering, I'm tempted to major in Spanish and minor in a bunch of other stuff. Definitely get in a few periods of studying abroad during college, perhaps different places each time. I know I will. A minor you may want to...
by stolid
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226967

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Salut comarades.

Je n'aime pas beaucoup le français mais je l'apprends. J'aime plus mieux l'espagnol et je sais plus de ça aussi. Parlez vous l'espagnol? Qu'est-ce vous préférez? Je trouve la prononciation de français très bizarre.
by stolid
Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21680

Re: Sexy Accents?

I like French, Russian, German, etc (can you spot the pattern?) accented women speaking English.
by stolid
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Three sentences in as many languages as possible
Replies: 77
Views: 21996

Re: Three sentences in as many languages as possible

Potentially more ways to ask in Spanish. 1. ¿Dónde se duele? ¿Dónde está el dolor? 2. ¿Desde cuándo? ¿Cuándo empezó? ¿Hace cuánto tiempo empezó [el dolor]? 3. ¿Tiene [usted] un pariente quien/que habla alemán? (You could put familia instead of un pariente.) ¿Habla alguien cercano alemán? Optional st...
by stolid
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Studying in a foreign land...
Replies: 7
Views: 2524

Re: Studying in a foreign land...

Surely you have some prior experience with some foreign language? How much and how long ago? If you're even anywhere remotely close to intermediate skills, I'd go for it.
by stolid
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 21223

Re: What's Your Major!?!?!

I start college next year, and so far I'm looking at a major in CS and a minor in Spanish and possibly some other language or linguistics.
by stolid
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Halting problem coding challenge
Replies: 59
Views: 8486

Re: Halting problem coding challenge

Yes, this is the Collatz conjecture. And yes, it is done right. It is semi-psuedo coded just because I wanted to indicate an arbitrarily large number. Though, it is mapped after a c like language. (I guess I could have given the function a return type, but really isn't needed ala javascript, my pse...
by stolid
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Portable programming device?
Replies: 25
Views: 6455

Re: Portable programming device?

I program on a netbook too. I'd suggest making the jump from an atom to a CULV processor though. Those tend to come with nicer screens (and slightly larger keyboards) too. Mine is an 11.6" with a 1.2Ghz dual core. It's C2D based and a lot more responsive than my old atom netbook. I've got linux...
by stolid
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What does one do in Computer Science 1?
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: What does one do in Computer Science 1?

If it was anything like my class, you learn Java. I feel sorry for you in that case.

(I hate Java. The damn AP test ruined the class - the class before us got to learn C++. They even did OpenGL. :( )
by stolid
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card

I'd shoot for something in the range of a 9600GT to a 9800 GTX, or whatever the ATI equivalents are, since they would offer a significant upgrade for ~$20-$50 and up depending on whether or not you can snag a deal. Save the $100 or so for another video card upgrade in a year or two, and another upg...
by stolid
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Gaming with old-ish CPU but new graphics card

I can game fine on recent games with a "Pentium" E5200 (2.5ghz dual core) and a HD5770. If you want to maximize your performance, overclock. Anything core 2 can be bumped up quite a bit. I've got my E5200 at 3.6Ghz, but it works fine at normal speed as well.
by stolid
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Viendo como los ingleses hablan español me doy cuenta de lo mal que debo hablar el inglés. (no os ofendáis :oops: ) No creo que se note tanto, porque el inglés es mucho más fácil de aprender que el español. No estoy de acuerdo con eso. Inglés es mi lengua nativa, pero pienso que hay tantas contradi...
by stolid
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Other Languages You've Studied
Replies: 488
Views: 96069

Re: Other Languages You've Studied

I'm currently taking my 5th year of Spanish and 2nd year of French. I've studied basic German and Swedish on my own (Swedish ftw). I've done a small amount of Esperanto, and I'm currently learning the Russian alphabet (as of 2 days ago). I'll probably continue Spanish in college for a minor.
by stolid
Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Interesting features in your conlang
Replies: 93
Views: 50069

Re: Interesting features in your conlang

I'm still in the design phase, but my language is going to be typed in Cyrillic. I don't know any Russian and only halfway know their alphabet, but I'm working on it. Using another script just seems cool (not to mention if you want to keep others from guessing the otherwise most obvious cognates whe...
by stolid
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:01 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The 1 true style
Replies: 198
Views: 167759

Re: The 1 true style

I like Allman style as well. I like the braces being lined up. It really annoys me when an opening (and closing) brace isn't on its own line. It seems messy to me in those instances.
by stolid
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 166034

Re: Top 10 Artists

Hmm: Radiohead Movits! Tool Cage The Elephant Alice in Chains Led Zeppelin System of a Down CCR The Beatles Johnny Cash A few of those just barely made the list (they're tied with some others in my mind). Also there's maybe 5 bands in the world whose songs I actually like all of. In all I'd say I ha...
by stolid
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: If you had to do a project...
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

Re: If you had to do a project...

I agree that the ending sentences with prepositions thing is fine. I've only had one teacher that ever spewed that BS. In some of the sentences (at least in formal writing), it might be better to restructure, but otherwise and in general it just sounds awkward and too rare.
by stolid
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Hola a todos. No soy de nivel aceptable (a mí) con mi español. Por eso, he decido a me junto con esto foro. Sin embargo, no soy en absoluto terrible =D. He sido viendo a mi anime favorito con subtitulados en español y leyendo los mangas en español y francés. Puedo leer los subtitulos, y además, muc...
by stolid
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Esto será un poco extraño, pero me ha molestado no poder decir lo que quiero cuando algo es muy bueno...en que esas palabras ("muy bueno") no son suficientes. Lo que más quiero traducir es algo similar con "awesome". He oído "guay" pero eso no me parece tanto fuerte y a...
by stolid
Thu May 27, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

¡Hola! Yo he estudiado español por casi cuatro años. Estoy en la clase de español en mi escuela. No me gusta hablar español, pero me gusta escribir y leer. Esto es perfecto para mi. Yo sé el presente, el presente progressivo, el subjuntivo, el preterito, el imperfecto (y cuando lo usas), el present...
by stolid
Thu May 27, 2010 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cringe
Replies: 225
Views: 67395

Re: Fringe

I always liked Fringe, and I agree it's definitely at its best. I've loved every episode involving crossing dimensions, even back when we didn't know quite what was being dealt with.
by stolid
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 216130

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Bueno, He estudiado español por tres años, y me gustaría estudiarlo a la universidad. Tambien estudio el frances. Además la Linguistica me interesa mucho, y me encantan las idiomas. En verdad, lo que necesito es practicar hablar español, porque no tengo mucha oportunidad an mi instituto. Hola Beryl...
by stolid
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Code Design?
Replies: 31
Views: 4914

Re: Code Design?

I also have code design problems, but only with OOP. I've written tons of things just using functions, but I'd like to make use of OOP. I have some experience, i.e. I know how to make classes and methods and use them, but I don't really know when that's so useful. I've seen the stereotypical "p...

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