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by justrandomwords
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: At least 15 killed in school shooting in Germany
Replies: 34
Views: 3125

Re: At least 15 killed in school shooting in Germany

@Phatphungus, I'm not sure we can make that call like that. Like other people have already mentioned, he was already out of the school system.. and he targeted women/girls, so I think there must've been other things up. Also obviously whenever someone does something like this they have a lot of thin...
by justrandomwords
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24061

Re: Change an Acronym

American Suffering with Ostentatious or Intrusively-Awkward Furniture

IAWTP
by justrandomwords
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Change an Acronym
Replies: 227
Views: 24061

Re: Change an Acronym

American Suffering with Ostentatious or Intrusively-Awkward Furniture

IAWTP
by justrandomwords
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love...
Replies: 107
Views: 7664

Re: I love...

I love... -not having to wake up before 11 am -how excellent my bed feels after i turn off my alarm -a good (though terribly cheesy) joke -kisses -rain (smell/sound/feel) -music -swimming in cool water -skiing In regards to the good but terribly cheesy joke, this is my favorite: Q: Why do penguins ...
by justrandomwords
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruel and Unusual... raping a 72 year old woman
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: Cruel and Unusual... raping a 72 year old woman

a crime he committed at the age of 13 ( I wish English had Subjunktiv I like in German! )[/url] The adverb modifier "allegedly" might be a substitute for Subjunktiv I in this case. And is precisely why I want to be a lawyer. I fear you wouldn't be able to fix the system, but the differenc...
by justrandomwords
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54693

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

79 on the first physics test of the semester. -7 because I didn't mark that velocity and acceleration were the change with time -5 because, after a page of freefall and projectile problems, I replaced a vehicle's deceleration rate with -9.8m/s^2 -4 because I forgot to show my work on one step of a ...
by justrandomwords
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"
Replies: 57
Views: 5953

Re: Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"

I disagree. You seem to be saying that the only thing stopping me from hitting kids when they're frustrating is the fact that they're not my own. I can't imagine how being a mother would change my views on spanking. I understand that my experience with children doesn't equate to parenthood. But why...
by justrandomwords
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruel and Unusual... raping a 72 year old woman
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Cruel and Unusual... raping a 72 year old woman

A man is in prison for life for a crime he committed at the age of 13 ( I wish English had Subjunktiv I like in German! ). It involved raping a 72-year-old woman (which he may or may not have done.) 1. 13 year old raping a 72 year old? Really? 2. What do you guys think about the article? Maybe I'm j...
by justrandomwords
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:16 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 260866

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Hallo Pseudoku, mir gefällt dein Nickname :) . Möchtest du korrigiert werden? Falls ja: "Hallo, ich habe in der Universität (oder: an der Universität) Deutsch studiert (oder: gelernt), aber ... that part I didn't get, what did you mean by you have been held for one year? Ich denke, dieser Thre...
by justrandomwords
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SparkNotes ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: SparkNotes ethics

I didn't read the whole thread, but just so you know: I accidentally picked answer 4 instead of 3, just in case you guys really want to know the statistics. Oh, buggers. I did the same exact thing. I love SParknotes. I don't try to read them unless the material is really hard, at least Shakespeare ...
by justrandomwords
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SparkNotes ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: SparkNotes ethics

There's both an 'analysis' and 'summary' section of SparkNotes; the summary section isn't supposed to have any "perspective" on the text, rather, just paraphrases. Yeah it can be useful to use "summary" sections for reading beforehand (especially with difficult texts), and the &...
by justrandomwords
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SparkNotes ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: SparkNotes ethics

I wouldn't call it 'wrong' per se either, just more like 'uneffective'. I personally think it depends on the work. I usually don't use Spark Notes or anything similar, I just read the text and review my class notes. This is mostly because -- especially in things like English -- often what is on Spa...
by justrandomwords
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SparkNotes ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: SparkNotes ethics

I was about to pick 3, then realized that it shouldn't matter if you read it before or after. In my day (yes I just wanted to be able to say that phrase), CliffNotes were more prevalent. I found them useful either before or after reading the actual text, depending on the material. For The Iliad , I...
by justrandomwords
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

You know, I suspect the Police are just poorly funded, and they've got a big function coming up. "Sure, we'll 'detain' the goat-man..." And then at the police ball there will be one superstitious young rookie up the back, eating his goat stew, trying to figure out if this makes him a cann...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Penny Probability
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Penny Probability

I've never formally learned any probability, but I'm fairly certain that the chance would be 50/50. Are you familiar with the Gambler's Fallacy? huh. That seems to prove it as 50-50. 50/50, of course, also makes logical sense, per my parenthetical statement above. I'm still holding on for anyone wh...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Penny Probability
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Penny Probability

I've searched the forum, and I don't think there's anything too similar to this, but please point me in the right direction if I'm wrong. Anyway, if you toss a normal penny and it lands HEADS three times in a row, and then you throw it again, what is most likely to happen? My immediate guess would b...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: SparkNotes ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

SparkNotes ethics

For this poll, I'm referring only to the SparkNotes about literature... they have a TON of other school-related resources on there too, but this question is meant to pertain specifically to using it for an English class. I'm pretty sure I can guess what people on here will think, but I'm curious. I ...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 260866

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Schön! Also, kennst du New Hampshire? Wohne ich eigentlich in der nähe von dem Haupstadt von New Hampshire, aber sage ich normaleweise Boston weil, mehr Leute Boston kennen als New Hampshire. (Auch, wenn meine Deutsch hilfe braucht, bitte sag mir!)
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 260866

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Monika wrote:Du brauchst nicht den ganzen Thread zu lesen. Spring einfach rein!

Wo wohnst du?


ich wohne in Amerika, in der nähe (sage ich) von Boston (bin ich eine Stunde mit dem Auto in Boston). Bist du Deutsch oder wohnst du nur in Deutschland?
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 260866

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Ich soll auch sagen, ich bin vor einen Jahr nach Deutschland fuer drei Wochen gegangen, und diesen Sommer bin ich mit meinem Vati fuer ein paar Tagen gegangen (er wohnt in Ungarn). =)
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]
Replies: 878
Views: 260866

Re: Sprechen Sie Deutsch bitte! [German practice]

Hallo, bin ich neu zu diesem <<thread>>... muss ich das ganze Sache lesen, oder kann ich einfach einspringen? Ich habe seit fuenf Jahre Deutsch gelernt... hmm was anderes....
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 106548

Re: Fora member birthdays

My birthday is the thirteenth of June. I love thirteen.
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Clever Bot
Replies: 94
Views: 14340

Re: Clever Bot

I actually had a pretty long conversation with it. I'm not sure I would call it a productive conversation, but it was certainly interesting... Me: Hello again! Bot: Uh? You have talked to me? Me: Yes, I have, about ten minutes ago. Bot: Really? Me: You don't remember? I asked you about the air-...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1178245

Re: What are you listening to?

I haven't heard Noble Beast either, but seeing as how I'm seeing him next weekend , maybe I should check it out. :D I'm excited. Anonanimal - Andrew Bird Have been basically listening to this album exclusively for the past few days... Andrew Bird is sooo good. Haven't heard that one, though, only My...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2376377

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Okay, so maybe I'm a little late for this, but I'm Emily. I'm a senior in high school, and my name should probably give away my gender. I've heard it means "noble warrior or opponent," but I've also heard some other (less awesome) translations. Usually I stick to that one, though. Also, I'...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Reuters At first I thought this was funny, but once I finished the article I felt like it was really quite sad. This could, of course, give way to an entire discussion about the state of Africa. I honestly don't know where to draw the line. Is belief in occult a cultural quirk that is helpful and/o...
by justrandomwords
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Very, very, very, easy.
Replies: 57
Views: 15639

Re: Very, very, very, easy.

23 and 11 23 in "the answer to this question" and 11 in "twenty three" *shrug* Actually, it's five: The number of letters in 'the answer to this question' is 23. The number of letters in 'twenty three' is 11. The number of letters in 'eleven' is 6. Th...
by justrandomwords
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54693

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

my grade in AP physics this past semester. so, after spending most of the semester with a D- (teacher curved it so it is impossible to get an F) I work my butt off and raise my grade 20% to end the semester with a C- in that class. Good for me, right? nope, you see, my parents had known about my D-...
by justrandomwords
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: German scientist/mathematician
Replies: 18
Views: 2162

Re: German scientist/mathematician

I assume German is a foreign language for you? Then consider your vocabulary. For example, can you discuss sets (Mengen) in German? If not, writing about Cantor will not be fun. Do you know words for ellipse (Ellipse), orbit (Bahn), planet (Planet), telescope (Fernrohr) ... in German? Requirement f...
by justrandomwords
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Very, very, very, easy.
Replies: 57
Views: 15639

Re: Very, very, very, easy.

Senefen wrote:
Spoiler:
23 and 11
23 in "the answer to this question" and
11 in "twenty three"

*shrug*


That's what I got at first, too. But there are a lot of really creative answers! I wonder what the OP's "two answers" were?
by justrandomwords
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mulidoku
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Mulidoku

I had it for people who were really stuck or really lazy... but it really does make the problem a snap. Okay, I'll take it out.
by justrandomwords
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mulidoku
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Mulidoku

You got it, of course. Out of curiosity, how long did it take you?
by justrandomwords
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Mulidoku
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Mulidoku

Alright, guys, here's a problem: _ * _ = _ _ _ _ * _ = _ _ Fill in each of the _ s with a digit, 1-9, using each digit once and only once. Make the two equations true! Have fun. : ) You'll know the right answer when you get it. Here are a few hints: Hint # 1 Have you ever noticed how some digits CAN...
by justrandomwords
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who You Are
Replies: 53
Views: 4848

Re: Who You Are

Breaking both arms and winding up in the hospital for weeks, a week before I was to travel across the country where I'd arranged to meet up with the love of my life and spend a few days together. Her subsequently cheating on me and becoming pregnant before I got the chance to travel again. That abo...
by justrandomwords
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249538

Re: High and low point of your day

High: okay, I have a few. Signing up for drivers ed two years past when I should've, signing up for creative writing with a hard teacher next semester and then finding out 10 minutes later that my best friend is in the class, logging 45 minutes of driving time, two lattes in one day. Low: AP English...
by justrandomwords
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love...
Replies: 107
Views: 7664

Re: I love...

Okay, I added another half-page to my list today... some of them are: going bra and underwear shopping, sexual tension, sonnets, rain and dancing in it, coffee-orange frappes, pizza with mini M&ms, scattergories, love lists, interestingly-patterned clothing/bags, uncontrolled and inappropriate l...
by justrandomwords
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 249538

Re: High and low point of your day

scikidus wrote:High: Learning that I am in the 99th percentile in my state for my age. (Honestly, I wasn't expecting that.)

Low: Nosebleed/cold cycle. Grr. Nose runs, disolves clotted blood; nose bleeds, I frantically run for tissues; blood dries, nose runs, repeat. Grr.


for what?
by justrandomwords
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teacher seeking student feedback on tests
Replies: 25
Views: 2676

Re: Teacher seeking student feedback on tests

Have you given the test yet? Let us know how your students do!
by justrandomwords
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who You Are
Replies: 53
Views: 4848

Re: Who You Are

Last year (8th grade) I got up the courage to ask the girl I liked to the Halloween dance. I went with my friend Alex, who was also about to ask the girl he liked (both of the girls sat at the same table). I was really nervous, so I kind of laughed it out in a loud awkward way. To this day, I'm not...

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