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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby nehpest » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:08 am UTC

B.Good wrote:97% on my proof based linear algebra exam. Fuck yes.


I can has brain dump? My linear algebra course was very much ”manipulate these matrices - oh look, there's the answer”-type computation, and had very little proofitude.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby ExplodingHat » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:53 am UTC

Given the events of this weekend, whilst one would expect me to be presently tired and/or outright miserable, I instead am on top of the world right now. :mrgreen: (And I didn't even need to break out the whiskey!)
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Zarq » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:04 pm UTC

nehpest wrote:
B.Good wrote:97% on my proof based linear algebra exam. Fuck yes.


I can has brain dump? My linear algebra course was very much ”manipulate these matrices - oh look, there's the answer”-type computation, and had very little proofitude.



I have had 2 types of linear algebra exams. One was last year, in a Computer Science program, and was basically what you said. Easiest exam I ever did. The other was back when I was still in an Engineering program. That exam was ALL proofs. E.g.: you've got a basis with this and this and that and that applies. Proof or debunk this theorem. Hardest exam I ever did.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby RollingHead » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:34 pm UTC

Today a friend showed me a bar next to our university I had never noticed before which makes good coffee for cheap, and he paid for it because I forgot my money in the lecture hall!

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Cathy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:17 am UTC

RollingHead wrote:Today a friend showed me a bar next to our university I had never noticed before which makes good coffee for cheap, and he paid for it because I forgot my money in the lecture hall!

Your friend is pretty cool! Where can I get one of those? :wink:
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:04 pm UTC

Today I had a nice walk in the sun, discovered that my doll actually came in on time and got a bookshelf for free. Awesome!

EDIT: Also treated myself to some straights. While I do, genuinely, prefer rollies it's still nice to poison yourself with a couple of straights now and them. So decadent and so smooth...

EDIT2: Went to the Lebanese bakery on the corner of my road for dinner as well. So much delicious!

EDIT3: Also got my room tidy. Horray for good days!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Amie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:55 am UTC

Got my first paycheck. Already spent most of my money. I gave some to my maa, got the boyfriend a shirt and got myself a jacket.

I should be feeling sad because I am almost broke again but I feel great. This isn't my first job but now I am a sports writer and getting a paycheck off of that is something I've always wanted.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby rath358 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:58 pm UTC

So, my fraternity's alumni president apparently yelled at some people in administration. Now it looks like I will, in fact, be able to live in the house next year, instead of being forced into on-campus housing. This is a good thing, as I living in the house with be both cheaper and more enjoyable.
Yay!

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Whelan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 pm UTC

Today, I became £469 richer, and discovered I passed my first semester.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Zarq » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:13 am UTC

Congratulations.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby ConMan » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:42 am UTC

I now have a playlist on my iPod named "Awesome". I'm sure many of the songs on it wouldn't make most people's similar lists, but all 5 hours of it is awesome to me.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Arisu » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:53 pm UTC

Guess who just got accepted at his preferred university?
Woohoo!

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby eSOANEM » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

Arisu wrote:Guess who just got accepted at his preferred university?
Woohoo!


'grats. What for?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Garm » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:39 pm UTC

Amie wrote:Got my first paycheck. Already spent most of my money. I gave some to my maa, got the boyfriend a shirt and got myself a jacket.

I should be feeling sad because I am almost broke again but I feel great. This isn't my first job but now I am a sports writer and getting a paycheck off of that is something I've always wanted.


I love that feeling. Treasure it. It's the feeling of financial stability (at least that's how I think of it). Having a job means you can spend money once you've paid all your bills. You no longer have to horde your dollars (or Euros or pounds or whatever) because you'll be getting more! From your job! So awesome.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby mrface » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:32 am UTC

Opening night for my school's spring musical went better than any of us thought it would. Up until last night at the dress rehearsal it looked pretty horrible, with people still forgetting lines and cues. But then it just clicked. And was perfect. And then some random guy from the audience told me I sounded a bit like Frank Sinatra. Sinatra! What? I could do the whole thing over again right now going off of just the endorphin rush.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Amie » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:39 am UTC

Thank you, Garm!

mrface, that is brilliant. As someone who has always loved singing, I know how great it can feel when someone drops such a huge compliment on you.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby The EGE » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:05 am UTC

I built a telescope eyepiece. An actual goddamn eyepiece. Took it up to the Astronomy department telescopes on Thursday night and it works! Well!

In 50 mph winds, I still managed to read the time off a clocktower downtown.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Arisu » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:13 am UTC

eSOANEM wrote:'grats. What for?


Bachelor in Life science.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby ExplodingHat » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:29 am UTC

Brandy. Brandy *and* cigars. /thread
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Chewbaccawacca » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:48 am UTC

You know what's awesome? Mountains, never once have I stood on top of a mountain and thought "this is not awesome".

Never. Once. [/curvedswordsvoice]

Also awesome; I got fired from my job last week. While earlier I posted the same thing in the rant thread, I have since come to the realization that I abso-fucking-lutely hated that job with every fibre of my being. Every day there I could feel myself aging another half-year, stretching my mind and soul to nearly their breakng point. Plus it came at the perfect time too, right after a big paycheck and the largest tax return I've ever gotten (I had been putting aside extra for it all last fiscal year). So now, if I wanted too, I could just chill for 4-5 months and not have to worry about anything. Though truthfully, this clarity of mind has given me pause to consider what is really important to me. So instead of just lazing about, or even *shudder* looking for another "station-keeping" job to waste my life at, I'm going to actually try and make it persuing my dream job of being a traveling writer (no I haven't a clue as to how it works, I'm making this shit up as I go).

I still have many things to get in order before I'm ready, but I'm just so stoked to finally have even the semblance of a plan. But then, JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM!? I AM ANTHONY OF THE EVERGREENS! AND MY PEN IS THE PEN THAT WILL WRITE THROUGH THE HEAVENS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Ptolom » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:I built a telescope eyepiece. An actual goddamn eyepiece. Took it up to the Astronomy department telescopes on Thursday night and it works! Well!

In 50 mph winds, I still managed to read the time off a clocktower downtown.

This is astoundingly impressive. How do you get the lenses fixed into the right place? I had enough trouble just realigning the main mirror.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby The EGE » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:32 am UTC

We didn't build the telescope, just the eyepiece. The stock surplus lenses are about 5mm thick, so they stay put nicely in the hole in the milled body. They're held in by a ridge on one end, and a retaining washer plus the barrel (held in by a setscrew) on the other.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:35 pm UTC

I got tickets for a Florence and The Machine concert in April! The official venue website was sold out, but I was able to get a ticket from a reseller. w00t!
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Re: Awesome.

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:54 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:I got tickets for a Florence and The Machine concert
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:15 pm UTC

Oh, God. I didn't even see that. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Re: Awesome.

Postby roband » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:17 pm UTC

It wasn't like that at first. They changed it specifically for you ;)

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Re: Awesome.

Postby meridian » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:18 pm UTC

Hee. I saw the band name when you first posted it.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:20 pm UTC

I inspired someone to make a cheesegrater. Huzzah!
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Re: Awesome.

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:41 pm UTC

Actually I was saying "I'm sorry" to your original post. Before the filter. I think I'd prefer a Cher concert.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Kick » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:12 pm UTC

My professor who had previously assigned a fairly difficult project due on Tuesday just sent out an email letting us know that he's giving us an extra two days to "recover from Spring Break." I like this school...
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Shro » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:17 pm UTC

Thoughts after mistaken first parse due to cheesegraters (and they will subsequently make this post hard to parse):
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Re: Awesome.

Postby Vieto » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:03 pm UTC

So I partied on Saturday. Today, I went to pour myself a coke, and I realized that I had screwed on the Rum bottle cap onto the Coke, and the coke bottle cap onto the rum. Thank goodness for industry standards :lol:

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Re: Awesome.

Postby Whelan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

It would appear that I'm headed to Reading Festival this year.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby TheMaskedGecko » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

The official exam board notes on lasers for A-level physics discuss Deathrays. Unfortunately that sentence paraphrases as 'Deathrays aren't a part of the syllabus, because they don't exist' but still, the fact they get mentioned at all qualifies as awesome.

On an unrelated note, trying avoiding the tampering of the censors feels like a game of literary minesweeper.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby jawdisorder » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:39 pm UTC

TheMaskedGecko wrote:On a unrelated note, trying avoiding the tampering of the censors feels like a game of literary minesweeper.

Except with moving and multiplying mines.

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Re: Awesome.

Postby eSOANEM » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:08 pm UTC

TheMaskedGecko wrote:The official exam board notes on lasers for A-level physics discuss Deathrays. Unfortunately that sentence paraphrases as 'Deathrays aren't a part of the syllabus, because they don't exist' but still, the fact they get mentioned at all qualifies as awesome.


Are you WJEC? I'm AQA and all we get about lasers is that they emit coherent light (and the definition of coherent we have to use is tautological).

Anyway, that is most certainly very awesome. HULK salute whatever board you study on.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:25 pm UTC

I'm inordinately pleased at my purchase of a butler today.
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Re: Awesome.

Postby TheMaskedGecko » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:57 am UTC

eSOANEM wrote:
be you WJEC? HULK AQA and all we get about lasers be that they emit coherent light (and the definition of coherent we have 2 use be tautological).

Anyway, that be most certainly very awesome. HULK salute whatever board you study on.


Yup, WJEC. We've only just started the topic but it looks like we go quite in depth.

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Re: Awesome.

Postby farnsworth » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:25 am UTC

TheMaskedGecko wrote:On a unrelated note, trying avoiding the tampering of the censors feels like a game of literary minesweeper.

Zero-width spaces are how I can get past most of them if I want to. These two sentences are loaded with them.

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Re: Awesome.

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:27 am UTC

farnsworth wrote:
TheMaskedGecko wrote:On a unrelated note, trying avoiding the tampering of the censors feels like a game of literary minesweeper.

Zero-width spaces are how I can get past most of them if I want to. These two sentences are loaded with them.

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