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by solitarysock
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0964: "Dorm Poster"
Replies: 155
Views: 42086

Re: 0964: "Dorm Poster"

Did anyone else notice that the room doesn't appear to have a window?
by solitarysock
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:23 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What do other countries teach about The united states?
Replies: 78
Views: 9215

Re: What do other countries teach about The united states?

I went to school in different countries, and skipped some years, which, together with the fact that history curricula are crammed with so much stuff that teachers never manage to do all of it in one year (and will skip the rest), made my knowledge of history rather strange :-) We learnt a lot about ...
by solitarysock
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Recordings of Your Accent/Oral survey
Replies: 91
Views: 15070

Re: Recordings of Your Accent/Oral survey

aww, Hurduser, that was exactly what I wanted to do, too, as soon as I saw this thread :D In any case, here's my voice. I didn't do the radiator sentence, because I couldn't pronounce it... it's a terrible tongue-twister! I'm very interested in English accents. While I can usually tell that "it...
by solitarysock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do left handed people prefer their left eye?
Replies: 41
Views: 3824

Re: Do left handed people prefer their left eye?

Right handed, left eyed.
I wondered about that some time ago, because apparently the rest of my family uses their right eyes to take photos.
by solitarysock
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 104367

Re: Childhood misconceptions

I once read some dystopian book where democracy in the US fell apart and some women lived in rich households with barren women and had their children instead (I wonder what book that was). I was never quite sure whether that actually happened or not. Same thing with an excerpt of a book about a nuc...
by solitarysock
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 104367

Re: Childhood misconceptions

There were robbers under my bed, and they would grab me through the gap near the wall if I didn't fill it with stuffed animals and keep away from it. However, on the other side, there was the Morra, a huge black monster on the ceiling (let's see, it's from the Moomins, so, according to wikipedia, it...
by solitarysock
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Design your own ideal education system
Replies: 53
Views: 11882

Re: Design your own ideal education system

The ideal education system for me: - The opportunity to access any material and ask any questions on any topic that crosses my mind and get them answered fully and accurately until I have no more questions. Including being given pointers to more material, related topics etc. - Being given new ideas ...
by solitarysock
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Late or Early Start
Replies: 23
Views: 1871

Re: Late or Early Start

I prefer my classes to start at around 10am, not too early, but there is still something left of the day afterwards. Unfortunately, I usually can't choose not to take the classes that start at 7am or 7pm or something like that... The only way to keep my sleep schedule somewhat normal (as in, 2am-9am...
by solitarysock
Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How do you read?
Replies: 136
Views: 22267

Re: How do you read?

But for years I thought Bilbo's friend was Glandaf This happened to me more than once (not with Gandalf, though). There was this city called Caivallon, which I consistently misread as Cavaillon, which made much more sense anyway, as it had something to do with horses... For me, it depends on what I...
by solitarysock
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 38265

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

P.S. To those who are saying they are only getting a C because they are smart but lack work ethic, I strongly disagree on you calling yourself smart, unless you are some super genius which can do the hardest contest/research and is disinterested in everything else. Those people are generally very e...
by solitarysock
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:11 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 38265

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

I know that problem. I belong, too, to the "smartish" people, who never learned to have any kind of work ethic. For most subjects, I wouldn't learn -- at most, I would have a look at the book shortly before the test. I did just fine, usually. I was severely underchallenged in maths (teache...
by solitarysock
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:10 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Coolest school projects, making schoolwork fun
Replies: 46
Views: 4775

Re: Coolest school projects, making schoolwork fun

Our German literature teacher was going to leave after Christmas, so she made us do a nice project for her last lesson with us. We had been reading Goethe's Faust, so she told us to re-write a scene or something like that. We decided to go completely over the top and re-write the entire story on fiv...
by solitarysock
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Worst Exam Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Worst Exam Schedule

Last year, I had two exams scheduled for exactly the same time, several km away from each other. The chemistry exam had been scheduled to that date for half a year, while the translation exam had been scheduled a week or two in advance because the teacher had suddenly realised that he'd forgotten to...
by solitarysock
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Book Challenge
Replies: 261
Views: 21490

Re: The Book Challenge

Afgreiðslustúlkan reiknar saman upphæðina og stimplar hana í búðkassann.

(Well, the nearest book was my Icelandic textbook...)
by solitarysock
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Important Issues: Cutlery Drawer
Replies: 47
Views: 6483

Re: Important Issues: Cutlery Drawer

Hm, I guess that depends on where I am... here (but I will leave in some days): spoon fork... no, wait... *goes looking*, actually it's fork spoon fork knife (apparently there are two different kinds of forks?), and it's incredibly confusing... But as it's my landlady's kitchen, I can't go around ch...
by solitarysock
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: BULLIES ;_;
Replies: 267
Views: 27704

Re: BULLIES ;_;

Ignoring them never works, I always did. Also, how are you supposed to ignore a group of people who is scattering your stuff on the floor? Unfortunately, I never knew who they were... they weren't in my class and I have really bad face-recognition, so I wouldn't even have been able to point out who ...
by solitarysock
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It made sense at the time...
Replies: 207
Views: 20486

Re: It made sense at the time...

I also did the whole thinking about the world in programming language thing and the waking up in the evening thinking it's morning thing... although I usually realise that after some confusion over why I am fully clothed, why it's dark and why I fancy dinner... Once, I tried to convince my flatmates...
by solitarysock
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Explaining Sex to Kids
Replies: 76
Views: 9184

Re: Explaining Sex to Kids

I think it would be best just not to not talk about it, so children will learn about it just like about any other thing. If, for some reason, it still never gets mentioned, I'd say at around the age of 9 or 10, and having a book easily available is a great idea, too. Schools should do it, too, bette...
by solitarysock
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 68387

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

Specifically, it's called the Riemann Sphere . That's nice to know. I don't actually really understand the wikipedia article, but now I have evidence to retaliate for all the times people didn't believe me back then. Except that one of those persons is studying mathematics now, so she might actuall...
by solitarysock
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 435
Views: 68387

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I have read that some here thought of the number line as a circle. When I was about 14, I took this one step further: a 2D coordinate system was an infinitely big ball (which, being infinite, would make the coordinate system flat again!), so on the other side, exactly opposite of (0|0), there would ...
by solitarysock
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0510: "Egg Drop Failure"
Replies: 124
Views: 50989

Re: "Egg Drop Failure" Discussion

We did an egg drop when we were on a school trip. We were given an egg and told to use whatever we can find... my group found a pumpkin and a spoon to hollow it out. Worked perfectly.
Of course, the group who found a plastic bag and huge amounts of wet toilet paper made it, too...

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