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Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
edited May 2010 in Social Entropy++
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NO CLASS

school thread

finals this week aaaaugh

anyone taking any summer classes?

I'm writing a paper on perception's role in the search for enlightenment and need a more scholarly word for video games than video games

I tried "interactive digital fiction" but that makes me feel like a douchebag

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    took a placement test to get into a bio gen ed

    I am so pitiful at bio, I hope I passed into it

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    finals are done which is great but grades dropped a bit

    three A-'s and one B+

  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i have a final in

    4h 15m

    and then one saturday

    and then i'm done with law school :O

  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Your dad will be so proud.

    Where are you going to work after this?

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I graduate the day after tomorrow

    Currently I will be working a summer camp up in Maryland but if I find something here that pays better I ain't goin'

    zw3k8eu.gif
    PSN: GrahamCR
  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Your dad will be so proud.

    Where are you going to work after this?

    don't have a job lined up

    don't want to be a lawyer

    i'll figure something out

    maybe i'll sell blowjobs on the street

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    now there's a charge for what crwth used to give for free :(

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I just took my first final

    when I got home I got an alert from Gmail calendar saying I missed my economics final

    five minutes of panic until I looked it up and realized it had sent me the final date for a different section of the class

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i fucking hate college.

    except when it's good.

    www.facebook.com/itgetsworseska
    Spoiler:
  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have a final and paper due today. As per usual, my group members can't lift a finger so I'm doing most of the work on the paper.

    Hopefully, my two classes this summer will have very little to no group work because people suck.

    rodq.jpg
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm thinking of enrolling in a couples cooking class.

    Otherwise I am considering going back for my Master's in a year or so.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • crwthcrwth IDIOT NEWS Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Squall wrote: »
    now there's a charge for what crwth used to give for free :(

    times are tough, man

    that's just the way it is

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    good thing I have these vouchers

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    scholarly term for "video games"

    cmon people

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    interactive gameplay?

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Skull Man wrote: »
    scholarly term for "video games"

    cmon people

    Interactive narrative.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited May 2010
    los videojuegos

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I may well be thoroughly boned for my exam tomorrow

  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    FAQ wrote: »
    I may well be thoroughly boned for my exam tomorrow

    Counterpoint! I had 100s in every grade on my finance class yesterday, so I could have made a 50 on the final and received an A. But I didn't, it was a 90!.

    In related news, some classes are way too easy.

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  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    well isn't that nice for you

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I really wish that one last grade would hurry up and get posted

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • LearnedHandLearnedHand Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    I graduated high school 12 years ago, but I bring a lesson.

    I was looking on Facebook recently on my schools graduating year list. I went to two high schools, actually so I looked at both. I was curious to see what my former classmates were up to, you know.

    So I painstakingly created a spreadsheet of their current locations.

    80% of them are still living in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area (where we were from). That's crazy. At this point in their life, it's safe to say that they're staying there.

    And this was in both the private school that I went to and the public school. The pubic school was in a fairly poor area and most everybody was from working class families. So you might not be too surprised by the 80% but that still seems insanely high to me. But even in the private school where there were people from moderately well-off families, and certainly most everybody was from better off families than the public school, it's still 80%. Crazy.

    I mean, if you told me 15 years ago that 80% of the class was going to still be in this crappy area 15 years from now, I wouldn't believe it. I knew I was getting out of there and I suspect that all but the most pessimistic of my classmates also thought they were getting out.

    Not so. They're still there in that...well, I think the word "ghetto" is tossed around too freely but it's certainly an economically-depressed area and on a steep decline. And even if they moved to some cow town suburbs around there it's still not remotely impressive.

    A few people who managed to get out of there did so through the military. So...well, that's not impressive.

    Anyway, only ONE person managed to leave the country. And that person is a certain LearnedHand who currently resides in London, England and has been here for almost half a decade. So I win the game. The high school success game.

    My job is also better than possibly everyone's that I saw. But I didn't really chart that so I don't have empirical data for that.

    Anyway, yeah. I spent years researching and planning and scheming all in an effort to get out of that hole. My classmates for whatever reason did not. These are the sort of practical lessons that they should be teaching in schools instead of all that nonsense about past participles and ph paper and whatever that you'll never use in your life.

    Spoiler:
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    you're proud of being an expatriate who pisses on his hometown?

    boy, I wouldn't be able to hold my head up in the morning

  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I graduated high school 12 years ago, but I bring a lesson.

    I was looking on Facebook recently on my schools graduating year list. I went to two high schools, actually so I looked at both. I was curious to see what my former classmates were up to, you know.

    So I painstakingly created a spreadsheet of their current locations.

    i got this far and sadly shook my head

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    instead of all that nonsense about past participles and ph paper and whatever that you'll never use in your life.

    Some people use that stuff
    That's why they teach you different things in high school, because nobody knows what they're going to do with their lives yet

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    PSN: GrahamCR
  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    you are really bad at this

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I graduated high school 12 years ago, but I bring a lesson.

    I was looking on Facebook recently on my schools graduating year list. I went to two high schools, actually so I looked at both. I was curious to see what my former classmates were up to, you know.

    So I painstakingly created a spreadsheet of their current locations.

    80% of them are still living in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area (where we were from). That's crazy. At this point in their life, it's safe to say that they're staying there.

    And this was in both the private school that I went to and the public school. The pubic school was in a fairly poor area and most everybody was from working class families. So you might not be too surprised by the 80% but that still seems insanely high to me. But even in the private school where there were people from moderately well-off families, and certainly most everybody was from better off families than the public school, it's still 80%. Crazy.

    I mean, if you told me 15 years ago that 80% of the class was going to still be in this crappy area 15 years from now, I wouldn't believe it. I knew I was getting out of there and I suspect that all but the most pessimistic of my classmates also thought they were getting out.

    Not so. They're still there in that...well, I think the word "ghetto" is tossed around too freely but it's certainly an economically-depressed area and on a steep decline. And even if they moved to some cow town suburbs around there it's still not remotely impressive.

    A few people who managed to get out of there did so through the military. So...well, that's not impressive.

    Anyway, only ONE person managed to leave the country. And that person is a certain LearnedHand who currently resides in London, England and has been here for almost half a decade. So I win the game. The high school success game.

    My job is also better than possibly everyone's that I saw. But I didn't really chart that so I don't have empirical data for that.

    Anyway, yeah. I spent years researching and planning and scheming all in an effort to get out of that hole. My classmates for whatever reason did not. These are the sort of practical lessons that they should be teaching in schools instead of all that nonsense about past participles and ph paper and whatever that you'll never use in your life.

    yaaaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn

  • Ukali.KulaUkali.Kula Registered User
    edited May 2010
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NK2WX3H A survey that is for my statistics class final project. Gotta get 200 responses, in 24 hours!? Class is structured horribly and the teacher is horrible as well. Anyways, this survey is only 1 question, so do please help me. :)

  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    much better to post it in here, but you'll be best off by putting it in your sig rather than actively asking people to do it for you

  • celandinecelandine Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Final #1 written up, final #2 in progress. Man, that Kolmogorov dude got around.

    Also I have my cap and gown and am feeling all smug and collegiate.

    I write about math here:
    http://numberblog.wordpress.com/
  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    this fucking paper

    1500 words at least on Origin and Return in Mulla Sadra

    however we can bring in any other media we want so I am exploring the themes of Return to Origin as Enlightenment in The Matrix, Vanilla Sky, Silent Hill 2 and Bioshock

  • SaammielSaammiel Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Anyway, only ONE person managed to leave the country. And that person is a certain LearnedHand who currently resides in London, England and has been here for almost half a decade. So I win the game. The high school success game.

    My job is also better than possibly everyone's that I saw. But I didn't really chart that so I don't have empirical data for that.

    And yet these losers didn't spent god knows how long making a stalker spreadsheet. Maybe your victory isn't as complete as you think.

  • LearnedHandLearnedHand Registered User, __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    Skull Man wrote: »
    you're proud of being an expatriate who pisses on his hometown?

    I'm proud of getting out of there, yes. And my hometown is...not a good place.

    But just speaking generally, moving away from your hometown is a universal measure of success. See for example, the "Alumni Who Traveled the Least Distance to Get Here" or whatever award that Homer won in that Simpsons school reunion episode. It's well established.

    And 80% of the people still living there. This isn't just something for my high schools. It's probably typical of high schools everywhere. I find it very surprising and this is an example of the sort of things people should be taught in high schools. Maybe shock some of them into action. Like that "Scared Straight" special (which has been debunked many times, but I'll still use it as an example) where they take troubled youngsters into prison and some big prisoner takes their shoes.
    Some people use that stuff
    That's why they teach you different things in high school, because nobody knows what they're going to do with their lives yet

    I think by high school unless you're interested in being a scientist or mathematician or something, you shouldn't have to take math or science courses. They're totally useless for most people and only serve to make school a painful and unpleasant experience for those who aren't proficient in those areas.

    In any event, more practical things should certainly be taught instead of some of these esoteric pursuits. Doing your taxes, how to get a girlfriend, job interview techniques, typing, cooking, personal hygeine, whatever.

    Spoiler:
  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    i wouldn't mind living in chicago

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    but all of those things are best learned through trial and error (except maybe Taxes)

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    There are classes that teach all those things
    It's called Life Skills
    It's for remedial kids too dumb to figure those things out on their own and who are probably getting menial labor jobs out of high school

    Visit http://www.cruzflores.com for all your Cruz Flores needs. Also listen to the podcast I do with Penguin Incarnate http://wgsgshow.podomatic.com
    Amazon Wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/BusterK/wishlist/3JPEKJGX9G54I/ref=cm_wl_search_bin_1
  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    well typing is a thing you just learn by doing it a bunch

    but coincidentally many high schools already teach that

  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    I graduated high school 12 years ago, but I bring a lesson.

    I was looking on Facebook recently on my schools graduating year list. I went to two high schools, actually so I looked at both. I was curious to see what my former classmates were up to, you know.

    So I painstakingly created a spreadsheet of their current locations.

    80% of them are still living in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area (where we were from). That's crazy. At this point in their life, it's safe to say that they're staying there.

    Chicago is awesome though

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