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by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers With Guns
Replies: 203
Views: 12051

Re: Teachers With Guns

The idea is that when some alienated madman decides to start rampaging through the school, "hiding behind a desk waiting to get shot" won't be the only valid strategy. One particular incident I have in mind here is the Appalachian School of Law shooting in 2002, in which 2 other students ...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students who can't/won't learn
Replies: 95
Views: 8508

Re: Students who can't learn

It's the teacher's fault for not teaching lucidly. Also, GSIs have been known for been really shitty.
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5387

Re: Child-raising

Doesn't such "molding" ignore the agency of the child?
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job Searching
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Job Searching

Classes right now are boring enough so I can usually finish all assignments in class, which is pretty pathetic. Did you need to get a "guard card" or anything of the sort?
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job Searching
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Job Searching

I've been looking for a job, but it's been difficult because I'm taking 24 semester units. Might anyone suggest a type of job that offers odd hours?
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

How does the material of the bow matter that much?!?!? The string of the bow touches the string of the instrument, and these produce the sound. The string of the bow hardly touches the body of the bow at all, and the body of the bow doesn't vibrate especially as it is held by the player which would...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Violoncelli

Would you buy one? I've long known them, and it's one of the few things I'd really like to look into. They're pretty inexpensive, as cellos go. The maker's website is here: http://www.luisandclark.com/index.php They look a bit like this: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6688/uploadedfiles5cimages...
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5387

Re: Child-raising

The possibility of an alternate system isn't a point of contention; rather, the resolution posits that on some grounds (perhaps the "wellbeing of children"), the nuclear family structure ought to be replaced.
by Amicitia
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers With Guns
Replies: 203
Views: 12051

Re: Teachers With Guns

I thought the idea was to get guns out of school, not into.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

Were I affirming such a resolution in the context of a thought experiment, I would suggest a veil of ignorance, minimizing maximum losses for all agents. Then again, were I suggesting such a thing in real life, I'd suggest a veil of ignorance. :P
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?
Replies: 151
Views: 10551

Re: Won't Someone Think Of The Children?

Actually, you scrounge up the cash or die.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861308

Re: Confessional Thread

I read that post, and the one I called verbose, but I wish I didn't. What a waste of time. =\
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

Demand isn't normally a function of supply-side costs.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

I'm a cellist, and I know it's not expensive at all. Six thousandish, if you're interested. Both of mine were around that much (adjusted for inflation).
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

Benefit is subjective.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

My idea of the best possible society is just like the existing one, but I get paid twice as much (I am trying to make a point here).
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5387

Re: Child-raising

Gnophilist wrote:
Amicitia wrote:Best could be the most profitable. D:


In that case, the best parents parenting strategy consists of having white skin.

Seriously, white babeis go for a lot on the black market...

You could make fine gloves out of that baby.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5387

Re: Child-raising

Best could be the most profitable. D:
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Child-raising
Replies: 46
Views: 5387

Re: Child-raising

Define "best" in this context please.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70082

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I once had a teacher I didn't like, so I dropped out of the class.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2861308

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I wonder if I would be healthier if I were a less serene person who was capable of coping with adversity in a more... common(?) way. Somewhere amidst the swirling sea of contempt is a tiny grain of envy for people who can permit themselves to go drinking or some such nonsense when they ...
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

There are no fundamental wrongs.

I WIN.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

But this actually sounds pretty good, and definitely so unless compared to a very high-end cello.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

I am defining a "perfect democracy" as one consistent with the ideals of a democracy.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70082

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

At my high school, AP chemistry was intense and took up a third of your schedule.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

Like Brave New World ? Well, that's one idea. Not one I would support personally, because of those pesky ideals I mentioned. I highly doubt we're all going to support that particular idea either. Fortunately, we're not stupid people limited to parroting the ideas of others; we can come up with our ...
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:16 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70082

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I remember reading somewhere: You might be an engineer if... you can do advanced mathematics but don't know how to do long division. For mathematicians and physicists, this gets even more absurd. One glorious friend of mine once tried to explain least squares fitting to a poor undergraduate using S...
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I'm In Ur Airports...
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: I'm In Ur Airports...

It's good for the environment.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

Klye wrote:
Amicitia wrote:What brings you to that foregone conclusion?


It seems to me that a carbon fibre instrument would be similar to a plastic instrument - it will sound fine, but never be quite as perfect as one made of wood.

Do tell, were you good at chemistry?
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

There aren't any universal value(s) which "everyone" agrees on, or fundamental values which everyone can accept.

Also, by definition, a utopia is imaginary. :wink:
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

There are a bunch of recordings on the website. But one thing I'd be worried about as a cellist is the feel of it. A normal cello exudes a warmth that I'm not sure would be the case for a synthetic one.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70082

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Insignificant Deification wrote:But also, our maths teacher can't do arithmetic. Relies on us to fill in the data.

It's the thought that counts. :roll:
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gender Neutral Third Person Singular Pronoun
Replies: 64
Views: 9960

Re: Gender Neutral Third Person Singular Pronoun

How about "he"?
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

Government is needed for social structure.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Re: Carbon Fiber Cellos

What brings you to that foregone conclusion?
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 70082

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My first one is my maths teacher. He isn't really a maths teacher. He teaches Economics but doubles as a maths teacher(More money I guess?). Anyway it would explain why half my class is struggling with Maths and just don't want to do it anymore. I'm sure knowledge of economics deteriorates knowledg...
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)
Replies: 54
Views: 4114

Re: Concessional Thread (or: Let's Discuss Social Theory!)

The entire premise of moving towards a perfect socialism or democracy is flawed, as it does not address that neither promise a utopia.
by Amicitia
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carbon Fiber Celli
Replies: 38
Views: 2357

Carbon Fiber Celli

Would you buy one? I've long known them, and it's one of the few things I'd really like to look into. They're pretty inexpensive, as cellos go. The maker's website is here: http://www.luisandclark.com/index.php They look a bit like this: http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6688/uploadedfiles5cimages5...

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