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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    If you don't think the civilized world is 98% based on privilege you are out of your fucking mind.

    nothing else really matters and it is hilaaarious.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    _J_ wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    it might seem- to someone middle or upper class- that the poor and disadvantaged kids have it 'easy' with financial aid... but that's only true at the few very, very generous schools in the country- and they all have commensurate levels of selectivity in their admissions. yeah, harvard, upenn, and stanford make sure all kids coming from an income <50k get a full ride with no loans... but do you know how many kids from my background go to those schools? it's almost statistically negligible.

    I think something like 20% of Stanford students receive financial aid. So it's not a negligible fraction. But, that still means that 80% of them do not, which means in turn that 80% of them come from households with at least six figure incomes (Stanford's cutoff point for charging tuition). This is massive overrepresentation, statistically. So your point still stands--clearly, privilege is working out pretty well for those that have it.

    I think what's pissing me off is my preconception that we had FAFSA to offset the privilege that wealthy students have, at least in terms of raw fees. But if someone literally has nothing, why the shit is the cap so low?

    yup. the reality is that for a lot of kids, cost is a huge factor in education. i think the popular perception is 'is it prudent for me to borrow X amount of money for Y education?'

    when really, for a huge number of people, getting that quantity of loans isn't even possible. they could choose today to work every job the university offers, borrow every cent they'll allow etc, and if they don't get into a top 50 university with good financial aid, they might not be able to go to a four year university at all. a lot of gap years aren't about backpacking in europe- they're about saving money to afford tuition.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    @Jacobkosh, should I pick up ME3, or get the ME2 DLCs?

    get the DLCs, they're really good and all of them have now folded into my me3 experience, sometimes in seriously significant ways

    is there anything you need to do in 2 to give you a benefit in 3, not like decisions to make but upgrading something or collecting resources? I remember in 1 if you had a lot of money you got extra money in 2, like that sort of thing

    all of them

  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    MrMister wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    it might seem- to someone middle or upper class- that the poor and disadvantaged kids have it 'easy' with financial aid... but that's only true at the few very, very generous schools in the country- and they all have commensurate levels of selectivity in their admissions. yeah, harvard, upenn, and stanford make sure all kids coming from an income <50k get a full ride with no loans... but do you know how many kids from my background go to those schools? it's almost statistically negligible.

    I think something like 20% of Stanford students receive financial aid. So it's not a negligible fraction. But, that still means that 80% of them do not, which means in turn that 80% of them come from households with at least six figure incomes (Stanford's cutoff point for charging tuition). This is massive overrepresentation, statistically. So your point still stands--clearly, privilege is working out pretty well for those that have it.

    I think what's pissing me off is my preconception that we had FAFSA to offset the privilege that wealthy students have, at least in terms of raw fees. But if someone literally has nothing, why the shit is the cap so low?

    yup. the reality is that for a lot of kids, cost is a huge factor in education. i think the popular perception is 'is it prudent for me to borrow X amount of money for Y education?'

    when really, for a huge number of people, getting that quantity of loans isn't even possible. they could choose today to work every job the university offers, borrow every cent they'll allow etc, and if they don't get into a top 50 university with good financial aid, they might not be able to go to a four year university at all. a lot of gap years aren't about backpacking in europe- they're about saving money to afford tuition.

    Great. Now I'm pissed off about something I previously didn't care about.

    This is going to end well.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    ok i am getting all of these practice questions right. i think i am ready for this test. i am gonna take a break and then just do a final brush up monday night.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    i'm not kidding

    nearly everything you do in 1 & 2 matters in 3

  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    jesus. the day my phone is dead all day is the day my mom's in a car accident

    at least she's okay

    Better than your mom being dead and your phone being in a car accident.

    ah _J_ i've missed you so

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    i'm not kidding

    nearly everything you do in 1 & 2 matters in 3

    are you talking about decisions or collecting resources/upgrades?

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    i'm not kidding

    nearly everything you do in 1 & 2 matters in 3

    which is why I am pissed that I couldn't play 2 because I lost my save game from 1 and didn't want to restart from 1.

    so pissed.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    @Jacobkosh, should I pick up ME3, or get the ME2 DLCs?

    get the DLCs, they're really good and all of them have now folded into my me3 experience, sometimes in seriously significant ways

    is there anything you need to do in 2 to give you a benefit in 3, not like decisions to make but upgrading something or collecting resources? I remember in 1 if you had a lot of money you got extra money in 2, like that sort of thing

    yes. in fact, as one example
    Spoiler:

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Pony wrote: »
    i'm not kidding

    nearly everything you do in 1 & 2 matters in 3

    are you talking about decisions or collecting resources/upgrades?

    both

  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Midnight run!

    Not the movie.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    @Jacobkosh, should I pick up ME3, or get the ME2 DLCs?

    get the DLCs, they're really good and all of them have now folded into my me3 experience, sometimes in seriously significant ways

    is there anything you need to do in 2 to give you a benefit in 3, not like decisions to make but upgrading something or collecting resources? I remember in 1 if you had a lot of money you got extra money in 2, like that sort of thing

    yes. in fact, as one example
    Spoiler:

    wrex was my numero uno amigo in ME1.

    i wanted to continue that trend without replaying mass effect. that's all i wanted.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    alright thanks I was planning on doing a completionist run

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    yeah unfortunately it's not something that is explained all that well. either people make too much money to even seek financial aid or they went into school at 18 and their parents sort of handled all the scary papers and promissory notes and all that jazz. it's crazy how many kids say like 'ok, so what if fafsa gives me 8k... what's the MOST i could try to get from fafsa the next year?'

    but i am trying to stress about it less in general. thankfully my community college is cheap and so i can afford it with almost no loans at all until i transfer. i'll cross the bridge when i come to it.

    but i sure hope i get into a top school that will meet my need! it'd suck to like, work three jobs and take out personal loans and suck dicks and whatever other sort of malarkey i'd have to do just to get a less-than-top-notch education.

    I was definitely in the 'my parents took care of everything' camp. And thank god for that too, because I definitely did not have my shit together. Privilege is great, it turns out! And the moral of the story is: our system is rotten.

    A consoling note: long ago in one of my classes we discussed a study to the effect that students who 1) are admitted to both fancy private and state schools and 2) choose state schools on the basis of cost, tend to in the long run even out their earnings with those who went to the fancy private schools. This suggests that student aptitude and engagement is a powerful predictive factor in future career success, and that fancy schools often have great stats more because they get to pick the best students than because they actually make those students good. So, the uplifting moral is something like--you can get a great education lots of places. It's just that some of them will hold your hand less as you do it.

  • TehSlothTehSloth Looking for a girl who hates everything that I hate Except meRegistered User regular
    Also Chu, I'd totes recommend finding out if your school has a programming team. Mine did and I was like eff that, I'm not coming in on weekends to practice, but all the people I've been friends with that were on it moved onto some dope careers. Like, one interned over summer at facebook and got hired straight out after the summer without finishing his degree, which is p cray, since in general no large company will even think about giving you a full time job without one or a silly amount of experience to make up for it. Dunno how much of an impact the team had with it, but it's a common thread.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular

    seriously. how do i find more music like this. and the stuff from the Sims.

    i love it.

    It's called Exotica, and it's usually lumped in with lounge music.

    And:

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    MrMister wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »
    yeah unfortunately it's not something that is explained all that well. either people make too much money to even seek financial aid or they went into school at 18 and their parents sort of handled all the scary papers and promissory notes and all that jazz. it's crazy how many kids say like 'ok, so what if fafsa gives me 8k... what's the MOST i could try to get from fafsa the next year?'

    but i am trying to stress about it less in general. thankfully my community college is cheap and so i can afford it with almost no loans at all until i transfer. i'll cross the bridge when i come to it.

    but i sure hope i get into a top school that will meet my need! it'd suck to like, work three jobs and take out personal loans and suck dicks and whatever other sort of malarkey i'd have to do just to get a less-than-top-notch education.

    I was definitely in the 'my parents took care of everything' camp. And thank god for that too, because I definitely did not have my shit together. Privilege is great, it turns out! And the moral of the story is: our system is rotten.

    A consoling note: long ago in one of my classes we discussed a study to the effect that students who 1) are admitted to both fancy private and state schools and 2) choose state schools on the basis of cost, tend to in the long run even out their earnings with those who went to the fancy private schools. This suggests that student aptitude and engagement is a powerful predictive factor in future career success, and that fancy schools often have great stats more because they get to pick the best students than because they actually make those students good. So, the uplifting moral is something like--you can get a great education lots of places. It's just that some of them will hold your hand less as you do it.

    nice!

    yeah, i've heard that a bunch.

    my only concern is that at a less prestigious school (re: one less inclined to provide generous aid) i'd have a literally insurmountable barrier to entry. i'm confident i could extract a good value from a state school if it turns out i can afford it.

    but i will keep my chin up and hope. :3

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Thom that reference misses me completely.

    i feel real bad about that.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    TehSloth wrote: »
    Also Chu, I'd totes recommend finding out if your school has a programming team. Mine did and I was like eff that, I'm not coming in on weekends to practice, but all the people I've been friends with that were on it moved onto some dope careers. Like, one interned over summer at facebook and got hired straight out after the summer without finishing his degree, which is p cray, since in general no large company will even think about giving you a full time job without one or a silly amount of experience to make up for it. Dunno how much of an impact the team had with it, but it's a common thread.

    i will look into this! i dunno if my community college has one but maybe i can start one. president of programming club might look nice on a transfer app. :D

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    ME3 is so far awesome.

    It is making me wish that I had played ME1 though. :?

    ME3 Multi is pretty much required it seems, which actually isn't that bad since it is pretty fun. I did my first one this morning and my Adept went from lvl 1 to lvl 6 in one match. Best part was that I held my own amongst my team of 11-13 lvl players. I got the 25kills, 25assists, and a couple other medals, so I was pretty happy. Only hit the dirt one time too.

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    Also, and I cannot overstate this enough: if you want to look like a good student, then do the reading, spend some time preparing questions and comments about it, and then go to office hours to talk about it. Unless you are just so hopeless that your questions and comments reliably suck despite your best efforts (which is fine, but if so this class is not one you should look to for a recommendation), doing this will immediately set you apart from the vast majority of other students, and in a good way.

  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Honestly if I could go back and change any single thing about my undergraduate career, I would choose to have gone to more office hours. They are very valuable. And yet students just don't go. Of course, I can understand why not. But now that I am at least a bit older and wiser, I see what a mistake that is (and was for me!)

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    yeah professors love it when you look like you care and actually try

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    MrMister wrote: »
    Also, and I cannot overstate this enough: if you want to look like a good student, then do the reading, spend some time preparing questions and comments about it, and then go to office hours to talk about it. Unless you are just so hopeless that your questions and comments reliably suck despite your best efforts (which is fine, but if so this class is not one you should look to for a recommendation), doing this will immediately set you apart from the vast majority of other students, and in a good way.

    This.

    The majority of one's education is what one puts into it. If you show up, do the work, talk to the professors, and put forth a wealth of engaged effort that will pay off in the long run with letters of recommendation and learning the material.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    yeah professors love it when you look like you care and actually try

    It's the damndest thing.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    i will probably engage my classes very much

    because i fucking hate where i live and optimally once school starts i will be spending 12 hours a day not-here

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    _J_ wrote: »
    yeah professors love it when you look like you care and actually try

    It's the damndest thing.

    edit: new auto quote-pruning makes this not work so well.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas “Three films a day, three books a week and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” Registered User regular
    Thom that reference misses me completely.

    i feel real bad about that.

    It's from Chinatown. And it wasn't aimed at you.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    Thom that reference misses me completely.

    i feel real bad about that.

    It's from Chinatown. And it wasn't aimed at you.

    but! :(

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    Well it took me 4 hours, but I've crafted a non-shitty question for tomorrow.

    Woo forum distractions.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Nostalgia overload

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Hello folks. I am at work not playing ME3 :(

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Roar I have a bone to pick with you mister!

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Also has anyone

    Mass Effect 1 spoiler
    Spoiler:

    and see how it affects ME3?

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Uh oh what did I do now?

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Uh oh what did I do now?

    Thanks to your meddling and encouraging words and ways I have a date tomorrow.

    You monster.

    :P

  • bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Uh oh what did I do now?

    Thanks to your meddling and encouraging words and ways I have a date tomorrow.

    You monster.

    :P

    Hah! Peer Pressure works!

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    chapter 3.

    in which DUE teaches the first person who broke up with him how to handle a break-up.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    I got a soda machine for christmas. Just mixed up a liter of red bull. Now it is time to work all fucking night on this paper.

    Also, I cannot stop listening to:

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