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by cv4
Mon May 02, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Utility of Language Major/Minor?
Replies: 7
Views: 3184

Re: Utility of Language Major/Minor?

At worst, if you have the space in your schedule, it's definitely not going to hurt your chances at anything you want to do and will give you a little leg up over similar competition in most cases.
by cv4
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Gravity's Rainbow: "Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night's old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musaceous odor of Breakfast:flowery, permeating, surprising, more than the color of winter sunlight, taking over not so much through any brute pungency or volume as by the ...
by cv4
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 168903

Re: Books you never finished

As someone else mentioned, I couldn't finish Cryptonomicon. I read like 300 pages and still just couldn't care, so I gave up. This isn't a knock on Stephenson either, as I love Anathem and Snow Crash.
by cv4
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Speed-reading?
Replies: 21
Views: 15298

Re: Speed-reading?

It's nice to be able to read fast, but you do miss a lot of small details. I also read books many times though, so I usually don't miss that much after I've read it two or three times. This defeats the purpose of speed reading. The point of speed reading is that you get everything a person would no...
by cv4
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Collective Works of Neil Gaiman
Replies: 183
Views: 82222

Re: Neil Gaiman. I just don't know.

I personally loved American Gods and Neverwhere.
by cv4
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writer ever?
Replies: 23
Views: 5241

Re: Kurt Vonnegut, Best writter ever?

So, yeah, I thing Vonnegut is a terrible writer but a wonderful storyteller. Meaning.. well, exactly what I said. Not storyteller in the "Oh, he creates such vivid places" but storyteller in that pretty much everything I've ever read by him sounds as though it's less of a book and more of...
by cv4
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished Cat's Cradle (Vonnegut) and Count Zero (Gibson). On to Snow Crash (Stephenson). Not sure what will be next. Have a bunch of other books lying around to choose from (Freakonomics, Storm Front - Dresden Files 1, Eye of the World - Wheel of Time 1, Gravity's Rainbow, Foundation & Empi...
by cv4
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My Future
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: My Future

If I were you, I would get my undergrad in CS and then go for Med School. That way, if you don't get in to Med School, you have a fallback plan. I know tons of people who came to university in Pre-Med, Bio, Kin, etc. that planned to go to Med School but realized they weren't smart enough and weren't...
by cv4
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Crib Sheets
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: Crib Sheets

That's a weird crib sheet. In most of my classes (mech eng) that we get a sheet for, we never have to put constants like that down. Those are still given. Ours normally include formulae, example problems, how to work through the problems, etc. I've had classes where all 4 exam questions were on my c...
by cv4
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 496536

Re: WoWzers!

WoW is aimed more than ever at players like you; people who want shorter, more productive sessions. It used to be raiding MC meant grinding to exalted with Waterlords and Thorium Brotherhood just because. Now, the mindless grinding is much much abated. Good to know, as I did the MC grind and killed...
by cv4
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 496536

Re: WoWzers!

I won't say I was really straight up bored of end game raiding. It's more that i) I had done way too much of it on my hunter (did Naxx back in Vanilla WoW, did a bunch in TBC and did all that was offered when I quit in WOTLK). At least to me, it became a pretty boring class for raiding. ii) I have o...
by cv4
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 496536

Re: WoWzers!

Bah. Haven't played in 2 years, but Cata changes so much, I kind of want to come back. Probably wouldn't play my main (80 hunter w/ early WotLK epics) as all the mechanics are different, but I kind of want to play through a warrior or shammy or druid or something from 1-85 to see all the new things....
by cv4
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

think I am going to start Cat's Cradle, then probably move on to Avengers Disassembled.
by cv4
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14149

Re: The 50 book challenge

I don't feel any pressure to do any of it. It's just me reading. I spent like 3 weeks at the start of September where I didn't read much of anything, and a couple weeks during mid-terms where I didn't either. Then other times, I have a lot of free time and am in the mood to read, so I do a bit more....
by cv4
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14149

Re: The 50 book challenge

I have posted a couple times in this thread, so thought I would give an update. Starting May 1st (when I got home from school), I have read: -Neuromancer -The Chrysalids -Brave New World -Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -The Yiddish Policeman's Union -Stranger in a Strange Land -Slaughterhouse-Five ...
by cv4
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished His Majesty's Dragon. Not great literature by any means, but a nice, easy, fun read. Will probably keep going through the series slowly when I need a lighter, entertaining read. Started American Gods. And I am done American Gods. Now I am waiting for an amazon order to arrive. Batman:...
by cv4
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540245

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Picked up Dead Space for $10 during Steam's Halloween sale. Really need to stop buying games just because of good prices. Have such a backlog between PC, 360 and PS3 games.
by cv4
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished His Majesty's Dragon. Not great literature by any means, but a nice, easy, fun read. Will probably keep going through the series slowly when I need a lighter, entertaining read.

Started American Gods.
by cv4
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

About to start American Gods most likely. Possibly His Majesty's Dragon though (looked cool, got it at Chapters for buy 2, get one free).
by cv4
Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540245

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Batman: Arkham Asylum is on sale on Steam for 13.60 USD this weekend. Here's the page in the store . At the risk of asking a stupid question, the demo I played for that game didn't have an option to adjust visual settings. The final game does have that, right? Yep. It has a settings tab for visuals...
by cv4
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished Foundation. Really liked it. Either doing American Gods or Xenocide next I think.
by cv4
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 264756

Re: Recommend a book

I found a similar quality to Card's Ender series. After Ender's Game , I was satisfied with the story being over, so I just haven't read any others in it... Maybe I'll go back eventually. Speaker for the Dead is a book I consider on par with Ender's Game . Haven't read Xenocide or CofM yet, but bot...
by cv4
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Suspected Plagiarism?
Replies: 13
Views: 2976

Re: Suspected Plagiarism?

You are so awesome at writing. We all think you are great.

This was the reply you were really hoping for, right?
by cv4
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Quadruple majoring
Replies: 42
Views: 7901

Re: Quadruple majoring

Double Major + Masters > Quadruple Major
by cv4
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished Neverwhere by Gaiman. Most likely, going to either Foundation (Asimov) or Xenocide (Card) next.
by cv4
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Replies: 363
Views: 53430

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I'd also want to point out the SWTOR is heading to smaller groups - as it stand the standard group is 4 people, that they are going for heroic combat, and that 40 players beating one guy isn't heroic Then you never did any of the top end-game back in vanilla WoW, because those 40 man raids were som...
by cv4
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?
Replies: 22
Views: 3218

Re: Do you guys think I should drop orgo?

I am in engineering and I have never had less than 2 lab classes a semester...
by cv4
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Step Up 3d
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Step Up 3d

Yeah, but the dancing is GOOD!!
by cv4
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 161037

Re: Top 10 Artists

Not my all-time list, but as of this second: The Decemberists Gaslight Anthem Phoenix Vampire Weekend The Postal Service Wilco Weezer The Hold Steady Broken Bells Bob Dylan/Neil Young/Rolling Stones/Springsteen/The Eagles (This is basically just all of my old music that I put on shuffle, so I am cal...
by cv4
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471969

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished A Feast for Crows. Pretty bummed that I am now caught up in the series. WTB Dance with Dragons ASAP.
by cv4
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Step Up 3d
Replies: 8
Views: 2006

Re: Step Up 3d

I have no idea if you are witty enough for this to be a joke, or if you are serious...
by cv4
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interesting Video Game Menus
Replies: 16
Views: 4283

Re: Interesting Video Game Menus

Simpson's Hit & Run. That was the one you walked around the family room, right?
by cv4
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music That Automatically Puts You In A Good Mood
Replies: 34
Views: 6978

Re: Music That Automatically Puts You In A Good Mood

LeagueOfMorons wrote:
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang - For some reason, this album reminds me of great times gone by, the recklessness of youth, and all that nostalgic stuff. I'm a sucker for that crap.



This. And any other bands I have that resemble their sound, The Hold Steady for example.
by cv4
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists
Replies: 16
Views: 2830

Re: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists

Midnight wrote:
Wardnath, Bringer of Plagues wrote:Ea
Shape of Despair
Torture Wheel

They're all funeral doom metal bands, but they're all really good to listen to.

Yes, cause that fits in REALLY well with the music he said he likes to listen to. I'm not saying that he might be interested in both, but come now.


lol. yeah. Not really my thing.
by cv4
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 60134

Re: Reactions to your Major

Also in Mechanical Engineering. Also get the "oh, you must be smart", "oh, that must be hard", etc. Then they ask what year I am going in to, I say 4, they ask about graduating and I have to say no, I am around 5 years since I am getting a degree in Geology as well. Gets kind of ...
by cv4
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The very first video game I'll ever play
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: The very first video game I'll ever play

Portal.
by cv4
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sucker Punch
Replies: 133
Views: 22969

Re: Sucker Punch

Looks interesting to say the least. And the leads are some good looking girls. I'm intrigued.
by cv4
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2641
Views: 540245

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

I own Oblivion for the 360, but as I plan on phasing that system out over the next year or 2 (OG 360, no hdmi, super loud, also have a ps3), I think I might pick it up for $8.50.

Decided against Oblivion. Enough other similar, newer games I wanna play. Grabbed Arkham Asylum instead.
by cv4
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Career tests
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Career tests

Don't listen to a free test on the internet?
by cv4
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 311
Views: 173858

Re: The Great Cartoon Recommendation thread

Gonna second Batman: TAS. Show is fantastic. Also got to recommend a lot of the cartoon movies that DC/Marvel have been making. Batman - Under the Red Hood and Hulk Vs. especially because they give you some (Batman) and most (Hulk Vs.) of the stuff that you wish TV shows could do (violence, blood, e...

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