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by jawdisorder
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids Reminder
Replies: 21
Views: 3127

Re: Perseids Reminder

Well, you're definitely out of luck this year:
Notes: The International Meteor Organization calls the 2011 Perseids "hopelessly moonlit." This will render lackluster what is usually an impressive show.
by jawdisorder
Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What's your routine when studying math
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: What's your routine when studying math

I'm definitely not a model example as I tend to absorb math very quickly. What works for me is starting right off with practice problems. I will probably have to look at my notes/book for one or two problems until I know what I'm doing. After I am able to get two or three of one type of problem corr...
by jawdisorder
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paying for College
Replies: 32
Views: 5366

Re: Paying for College

My tuition and housing is being payed for by a combination of loans, scholarships, and parents. I'm paying for food and books through a part time job on campus.
by jawdisorder
Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457406

Re: Questions For The World

USian. I always eat with a fork in the left and a knife in the right. I have the added advantage of being left handed so this is actually just the natural way. I use the cut off pieces as I go method. I always have a knife even if there's nothing to be cut, I will use the knife to help scoop food on...
by jawdisorder
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

The week with expected record highs is far from the ideal time to have the whole cooling system go out.
by jawdisorder
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The ACT
Replies: 6
Views: 2304

Re: The ACT

I think each score has an individual range for how many you can get wrong for a certain score. So you may have gotten one or two wrong in each part which didn't drop you down to a 17 but all of them together were enough to drop you down in the aggregate score. For mine I got a 36 in math with sub-sc...
by jawdisorder
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372332

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

Jave D wrote:There's just something about Joffrey's face that makes you want to slap him.

I find this exceptionally funny when I'm watching with my friends because he looks just like someone from my school that we all don't like.
by jawdisorder
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I managed to get season football tickets. They sold out in just over 30 minutes this year, slower than last year's 26 minutes. If I am interpreting your location field correctly, you either got season tickets to the Badgers or Packers. Either is incredibly awesome. Badgers is correct, student ticke...
by jawdisorder
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talk thread: Oregonaut's Story
Replies: 260
Views: 19287

Re: Talk thread: Oregonaut's Story

It gets me through the boring times at work.
by jawdisorder
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I managed to get season football tickets. They sold out in just over 30 minutes this year, slower than last year's 26 minutes.
by jawdisorder
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372332

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

There are a few things in it that are in the beginning of the second book but for the most part that's the end of the first book.
by jawdisorder
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Oh no, I understood your sarcasm. I was just saying that the appendix may not actually be totally useless or vestigial. The jury is still out. ...in much the exact same way the tonsils and foreskin are not useless or vestigial... which is the entire point I was making. Hence, not enough dripping sa...
by jawdisorder
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I've only ever heard the official definitions of the seasons using the solstices and equinoxes as the start/end.
by jawdisorder
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 457406

Re: Questions For The World

I live in the US but I was on an exchange trip to Germany a few years ago. Lunch was their main meal of the day as dinner is here, dinner would often be leftovers from lunches. The students would have 1-2 hours for lunch and the parents would generally come home for a full family meal. It was fairly...
by jawdisorder
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I laugh at all of my friends when they go through that. I came in with enough AP credits to be well ahead of most people at the same level so I never have had a problem.
by jawdisorder
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple Projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Simple Projects?

Looks interesting, thanks!
by jawdisorder
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple Projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Simple Projects?

I was really just looking for ideas of what other people have done when they first started learning. I only have some slight experience (ie a one semester intro to java class) so I wasn't looking to delve too deeply into any particular field at this point though of the things you listed I would say ...
by jawdisorder
Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Simple Projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Simple Projects?

Does anyone have any suggestion of a simple programming project? I only have basic java experience but am interested in learning other languages as well. I am interested in programming but have always ran into the problem of blanking on anything to code for practice.
by jawdisorder
Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Looks like what came through here last night. Did yours also come with extremely strong wind? I currently have a tree leaning against my house that came up by the roots in the wind last night.
by jawdisorder
Mon May 30, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I've always wanted to try some of those. Are they as fun as they seem like they would be?
by jawdisorder
Wed May 25, 2011 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36834

Re: Gifted Education

Just figured I'd add my school experiences. Elementary (k-4 for me) was the standard single classroom for all subjects except there was a very small program for accelerated math students that required them to take a test to get into. That was in a separate classroom with students from various classe...
by jawdisorder
Tue May 24, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 396229

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Plasma Man wrote:ISHTST: The rubber bit of the squeegee has to go against the thing you're trying to wipe.

I find it extremely confusing that someone might try to use it some other way.
by jawdisorder
Mon May 23, 2011 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768135

Re: Today I Learned

Chuff wrote:T(yesterday)IL: Tequila is tasty, and it doesn't burn like other hard liquors. At least for me.

I despise tequila. I just can't understand my friends' fascination with it.
by jawdisorder
Mon May 23, 2011 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 185373

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Song of Ice and Fire (series)
Prince of Nothing (series)
Dune (series)
Foundation (series)
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Ender's Game
Catch 22
Necronomicon
by jawdisorder
Fri May 20, 2011 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Yeah, no way I could have actually done that many credits. I had 21 from AP work and 8 retro credits for German, I only actually took 27 credits which really isn't too many.
by jawdisorder
Thu May 19, 2011 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Awesome: finishing my first year of college with 56 credits and a 3.96 GPA.
by jawdisorder
Tue May 17, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I wish it had occurred to me to wear a top hat to prom.
by jawdisorder
Mon May 16, 2011 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372332

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

All of the sword fights have seemed incredibly forced/scripted to me.
by jawdisorder
Mon May 16, 2011 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20103

Re: Whine about your smarts

Heh, I always tell people and sometimes they become mad at me for doing so much better than them. Why do you ask if you don't really want to know?
by jawdisorder
Sat May 14, 2011 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

When I'm stuck in dorms with finals to study for it's 80 and sunny but as soon as I'm done and go home it's 50 and raining.
by jawdisorder
Fri May 13, 2011 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 372332

Re: A Song of Lice and Ire

Just finished my semester and was able to actually watch the last two episodes on my DVR at home. The one thing that was constantly coming to mind was, "Where the fuck is Ghost?" I was convinced they had completely forgot about him until the one scene after Sam shows up. In the book Ghost ...
by jawdisorder
Wed May 11, 2011 4:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3572577

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I'm fairly sure the response to grammar irony was meant to be wrong...
by jawdisorder
Sun May 08, 2011 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

Spoiler:
In my second play through I made sure to replace the portal that was under Wheatley, it still showed the portal being under him in the scene. It would have been cool if they would have made it work through the stalemate room as well.
by jawdisorder
Sat May 07, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 20807

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

First year of college is done and I have to go home again.
by jawdisorder
Fri May 06, 2011 5:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 922696

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I finally figured out something to occupy my time with during my summer... build a trebuchet!
by jawdisorder
Thu May 05, 2011 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 20103

Re: Whine about your smarts

I can definitely relate to the being bored all through school part (so far at least). Even the subjects that I'm interested in are just so intuitive and seem to move so slowly that I am always bored with them.
by jawdisorder
Thu May 05, 2011 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13423
Views: 1768135

Re: Today I Learned

But once you start considering air resistance it's going to starting getting into diff. eq. territory.
by jawdisorder
Wed May 04, 2011 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: And Now for Something Completely Different
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: And Now for Something Completely Different

When I had the chance to go on a month long exchange trip to Germany with my high school, I was against going for the longest time. I ended up deciding to go at the last minute when it was technically after the deadline to go but since there weren't too many people going they let me. I ended up havi...
by jawdisorder
Wed May 04, 2011 1:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 110447

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

Something like 70% is all AB material so if you know that part really well you can still get a decent score without knowing the BC quite as well. For me I got the same college credit for anything 3+ so I probably didn't even really need to know the BC material to get my credit, granted I still got a...
by jawdisorder
Wed May 04, 2011 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 110447

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

Little Richie wrote:Should be reviewing for Calc BC AP exam... Nah =D

It's a joke... or at least was last year.

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