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by cv4
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have downloaded a bunch of the stuff and will try to give most of it a listen in the next couple days.
by cv4
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering school vs general science/liberal artsy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2258

Re: Engineering school vs general science/liberal artsy?

I realize that you just want to take courses that interest you, but you kind of have to decide if you want an engineering degree or not to start off with. If you do, then you are pretty much locked into your courses for 4 years, minus some tech and non-tech electives. While it would be nice to go to...
by cv4
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking physics via independent study
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Taking physics via independent study

Well, aside from Calculus, I would say grade 12 physics was the most helpful high school class for my first year of engineering. So if I were you, I would definitely try to learn the concepts in some manner.
by cv4
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Metro 2033
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Metro 2033

Haven't played it yet, but I got it as part of the THQ pack when Steam had there big sale on awhile back. It's probably 3rd or 4th in line, but I do plan on getting to it at some point. It's best-played with headphones :) I'll keep that in mind. Though on a horror/things jumping out at you, I am no...
by cv4
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Taking physics via independent study
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Taking physics via independent study

Can you even get into Engineering without taking Physics? I guess it might be different in Canada, but one of our requirements to even be considered for Engineering is the applicable grade 12 physics class.

Also, what class is conflicting with Physics?
by cv4
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Metro 2033
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Metro 2033

Haven't played it yet, but I got it as part of the THQ pack when Steam had there big sale on awhile back. It's probably 3rd or 4th in line, but I do plan on getting to it at some point.
by cv4
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14268

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
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists

Thanks guys. I look into those that I don't already have.
by cv4
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists

i've been looking for the same thing, and strangely the bands u listed are the same one's i;ve looked into. here's some more that i've come accross: Noah And The Whale Rocky Votolato Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Neutral Milk Hotel The Strokes Hawksley Workman Neon Trees The National Broke...
by cv4
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for Some New Bands/Artists
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Looking for Some New Bands/Artists

So I am interested in finding some new artists that are in the area of what I listen to. I listen to all kinds of music, but some of the bands that get the most play are: Phoenix Metric MGMT Vampire Weekend Fleet Foxes The Decemberists The Postal Service Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Belle & Sebastia...
by cv4
Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477071

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

I was in need of books and Chapters had a Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal on pocket paperbacks. Ending up picking up Starship Troopers A Feast For Crows American Gods His Majesty's Dragon Foundation Mona Lisa Overdrive Neverwhere The Time Machine/The Invisible Man Animal Farm Normally I buy my books on Amazo...
by cv4
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 127735

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

So, I have currently read: Watchmen Wanted Year One The Dark Knight Returns The Killing Joke The Long Halloween Arkham Asylum As someone previously mentioned, I really don't want to start getting into the main, on going, continuity stuff from Marvel and DC for various reasons (some already mentioned...
by cv4
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477071

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

Currently reading Julian Comstock - A Tale of 22nd Century America. It's written by Robert Charles Wilson, the author of Spin. Really liked Spin, so I decided to give it a try. Little over half done it. It's alright, but nothing great. An easy read.
by cv4
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What Happened to all the Good Books?
Replies: 27
Views: 5008

Re: What Happened to all the Good Books?

I know it takes a while to bridge the gap between kids books and grown up books (because teen books are rubbish and the most frequently published grown up books are romance and crime) but don't give up on it, keep trying. You'll find the great grown up books for you eventually and they'll blow your...
by cv4
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8825

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

Dason wrote:
nash1429 wrote:Until you get to a point in life where the work you're asked to do isn't quite so easy anymore but you realize you don't have the study skills to actually do anything about it.


Quote for truth. It's the worst.
by cv4
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2124
Views: 365752

Re: A Song of Ice and Fire

I have to say I'd always pictured older people when I thought of Jon and Robb, maybe that's just my imagination though, I suppose they are fairly young in years. Weirdly enough they've actually gone and made the children older than they are in the books, probably to avoid issues like Daenerys and a...
by cv4
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10235

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

I have never really done it properly or checked if it actually says anywhere, but I am probably like a 3. I did decent first year, fucked up second year and did decent third year.
by cv4
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14268

Re: The 50 book challenge

Isn't the Bible a collection of several books? I don't think it would be cheating to count them separately. Old Testament/New Testament would work, but otherwise I imagine most are under 100 pages Using a Catholic Bible so 73 "books", and I'd say the majority are less than 25 pages. Psalm...
by cv4
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163163

Re: Your Schedule

How come you already know your schedule for second semester? I've never been to a school that lets you sign up for classes that far in advance. Because I am in Mechanical Engineering, our first 3 years are fully planned out for us, with only a couple electives in total over that time. Based on that...
by cv4
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The A-Team Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: The A-Team Movie

Just watched it. Fantastically entertaining action movie. Can't say enough. Just a thoroughly enjoyable movie.

And for the comparisons to The Losers, this movie is way better than The Losers. Not even close.
by cv4
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 163163

Re: Your Schedule

My schedule for next year (Mechanical Engineering Year III) is: Semester 1 Applied Math 3413a - Applied Math for Engineers ECE 3373a - Electronic Instrumentation and Measurement MME 3307a - Heat Transfer MME 3379a - Materials Selection MME 3381a - Kinetics and Dynamics of Machines *English 2071f -Sp...
by cv4
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Things to Buy for College
Replies: 63
Views: 9789

Re: Things to Buy for College

Ventanator wrote:(side note: pretty sure my roommate will be cool - he knows what thinkgeek.com is anyway!)


I didn't realize the acknowledgement of thinkgeek was a precursor for being cool. lol.
by cv4
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Things to Buy for College
Replies: 63
Views: 9789

Re: Things to Buy for College

I'd still consider a minifridge as well. You can basically not have too much fridge space.
by cv4
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550500

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Zorlin wrote:Steam is bleeding me dry. :(


Yeah, I am at

Torchlight
Introversion Pack
Flotilla
Borderlands
SupCom2
Civ4 pack
Plants vs. Zombies
Audiosurf
THQ Pack
by cv4
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550500

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Today's daily sales are weak.
by cv4
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2643
Views: 550500

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

So far I have bought SupCom2 Flotilla Civ4 pack Plants vs. Zombies Audiosurf Torchlight (could have waited to see if it went on a daily sale, but I wanted to play it Friday and Yesterday and it was still only $10, so not overly concerned) Likely going to pick up the THQ pack. Have the Introversion p...
by cv4
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477071

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

Just read Speaker for the Dead. About to start Storm of Swords.
by cv4
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The 50 book challenge
Replies: 76
Views: 14268

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 Jun 20, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 14266

Re: best fantasy author working

Sir_Elderberry wrote:George R.R. Martin...or Terry Pratchett. Two kind of opposites, I suppose.


I've got to throw my hat in with Martin.
by cv4
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Audiobooks
Replies: 28
Views: 5167

Re: Audiobooks

I have to agree that I have never got into audiobooks. I would prefer to just read a book than listen to one and multitask.
by cv4
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: US College vs. US High School
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: US College vs. US High School

a lot of the people who make these universities look good don't need top notch high school education to succeed. They are the very intelligent ones. It is those that struggle and have little educational future after high school that need to get more out of it.
by cv4
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308663

Re: What is your favourite book?

No way I am picking one, but a few of my short list are:

-Dune
-Ender's Game
-Song of Ice and Fire series (pointless to pick one book and only done first 2 so far)

Stranger in a Strange Land got pretty sweet after awhile and John Wyndham has wrote some good stuff.
by cv4
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Double Major Indecision!
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Double Major Indecision!

meatyochre wrote:You can always concentrate in astronomy (or cosmology) later too, especially if you go for a graduate degree.


How does learning to do makeup mesh with a physics degree? :lol:
by cv4
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 75013

Re: Stargate: Universe

So Kiva's probably dead, TJ's baby probably as well, either Young or Telford is probably gonna die, since else you'd have 2 COs on one ship. I also thought it was pretty obvious that they were gonna use the blackout to attack the Alliance. I'd also reckon that commander that was try...
by cv4
Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8825

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

modularblues wrote:Then the question is whether they will become well-adjusted adults.


When considering going to university at 10 years old, this question is rarely considered I feel.
by cv4
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How does one finish high school at 10?
Replies: 55
Views: 8825

Re: How does one finish high school at 10?

Kaiyas wrote:My guess is homeschooling.


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by cv4
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Length of Admissions Essays
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Length of Admissions Essays

I'd say two pages is a good place to be. Not too short, not too long.
by cv4
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268279

Re: Recommend a book

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson A near-future story where the earth is enclosed in a barrier protecting it, the stars disappear, satellites can't communicate through and so on. The most important fact however is that for each second that passes on the inside, a bit more than three days passes on the ...
by cv4
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 20938

Re: What's Your Major!?!?!

That's really interesting. Is it just the math-intensive nature of the courses, or is there something about physics as a field that makes this happen? Because I loves me some physics, while my maths is only a well-liked friend. In short, the math intensive nature...and physics undergrad degrees are...
by cv4
Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: MBA Quesion
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: MBA Quesion

Some programs will let you start on your MBA without work experience, while others will not.

A lot of people wait a few years to start it to have a better choice of schools, as well as hopefully having a company that will pay for the education.

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