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by Kilogolf
Sun May 23, 2010 4:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 21034

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

BS in compsci.
Probably going to minor in aerospace engineering, haven't decided yet.
by Kilogolf
Tue May 26, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89115

Re: High School Pranks

joshz wrote:But the method for ejecting disks on macs would be different from that on Windows, wouldn't it? Since it's UNIX-based?

for a mac (I believe... else, use the one for bsd)

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umount /dev/disk[number, most likely 0]

for bsd:

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umount /dev/acd0

for linux:

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umount /dev/hcd0

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umount /dev/scd0
by Kilogolf
Fri May 22, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Putting Together an Independent Study Program
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Putting Together an Independent Study Program

Also, I just remembered MIT's OpenCourseware. Anyone have experience with that? I downloaded the videos of the lectures on their first electrical engineering course, didn't bother to check out any of the worksheets or whatever, but, the lectures are interesting. I also used their AP Calc stuff to h...
by Kilogolf
Fri May 08, 2009 5:31 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: awesome theatre scenes
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: awesome theatre scenes

Jorpho wrote:Perhaps something from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged? A fine play, written as a three-man show. You should be able to find some adaptable component.


Do the Othello Rap, it would be so easy to adapt that for two people.
by Kilogolf
Fri May 08, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP tests
Replies: 74
Views: 5530

Re: AP tests

I took calc AB Wednesday, without taking the course (because I figured why not). I studied independently.

I will be incredibly surprised if I don't get a 5 on that exam. It was that easy for me.
by Kilogolf
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89115

Re: High School Pranks

I am in no way involved in this. Remember that. However, if y'all see picture's on the tubes in about a half a years or so time of these students putting an entire science classroom (everything that's not bolted to the ground) on top of their science wing, and leaving marks indicating it was an alum...
by Kilogolf
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline
Replies: 69
Views: 7046

Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

I have yet to be "disciplined", but I have been threatened with detention for not standing during the pledge of allegiance (which, would have been something I would have loved to challenge). Basically, I have my reasons for not standing, and if he were to give me detention, I could say &q...
by Kilogolf
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Linux/OSX help
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Linux/OSX help

Clearly, you are posting in the wrong section.

Nonetheless, might I suggest you do research (I.E. google search) on "unix" or "linux" or "unix vs. windows" or "unix vs. DOS"?

Or is this too close to GFGI?
Nonetheless, GIYF.
by Kilogolf
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline
Replies: 69
Views: 7046

Re: Unfair/outright ridiculous discipline

I have yet to be "disciplined", but I have been threatened with detention for not standing during the pledge of allegiance (which, would have been something I would have loved to challenge). Basically, I have my reasons for not standing, and if he were to give me detention, I could say &qu...
by Kilogolf
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Science teachers
Replies: 60
Views: 6423

Re: Science teachers

My chem teacher is... not the best teacher. It does, however, have a lot to do with the fact that we don't have an honors or AP chemistry class, only regular chem. But it's nice because I get A's without having to put in any effort. However, my physics teacher was amazing, sadly he retired last year...
by Kilogolf
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89115

Re: High School Pranks

It won't be my senior prank (junior this year) but, before the year is over, I will do a live-action version of Never Gonna Give You Up.
by Kilogolf
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 218925

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

oh, so, 3rd or 5th day of school (we have block scheduling, btw, so we have a class once every 2 days), for a project for english, we had to bring in a shoebox with stuff in it in case we had to become refugees or something (it was stupid, and for the book we read over the summer, The Grapes of Wrat...
by Kilogolf
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: AP Advice
Replies: 27
Views: 2645

Re: AP Advice

aleflamedyud wrote:If you can code your way out of a paper bag, AP Computer Science is dead fucking easy, but you don't seem to have listed it.


my school doesn't offer that class, though it would be interesting to find out if I can take the test for it w/o having the course even offered at my school.
by Kilogolf
Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:21 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Physical Education
Replies: 42
Views: 3837

Re: Physical Education

one of the phys-ed teachers made the class spend the whole period walking around the gym without talking, every day for the entire year. doing that for two days in a row killed any and all excitement I had for pe. afterwards I just stopped trying. I am so glad that I don't have to take pe again thi...
by Kilogolf
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69380

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

so, amazing teacher. so, for the first two years of high school I took physics. no, I didn't fail either of them, I took honors physics freshman year and AP physics sophomore year, worst decision of my life (I could not, for the life of me, understand the material... until after the test on it, then...
by Kilogolf
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: High School Pranks
Replies: 684
Views: 89115

Re: High School Pranks

In two years, when my school puts up the thing to select what name is going to be on your diploma, I'm thinking I'm going to put down my name as: [first name] '); DROP TABLE Graduates;-- [last name] but, of course I have my junior year to break into the computer system and find out what the name of ...
by Kilogolf
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69380

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I have another one. Some of my friends (who are a year ahead of me) had this one english teacher, who is really anti-plagiarism. Which is good, except for the fact that one of my friends got a 0 on her paper, when she didn't even plagiarize. This same teacher assumes she is god (well, that's a stret...
by Kilogolf
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School (9-29)
Replies: 138
Views: 17398

Re: 126 Things Adam is No Longer Allowed to do at School

wow, you must be loved by everyone at your school. especially the teachers.
by Kilogolf
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?
Replies: 34
Views: 3771

Re: What classes have/are/will you taken/taking/take?

next year is junior year (high school) for me, yay! I got chem, english honors 3, trig/pre-calc, French 2, tech theatre, marching band (Guard captain next year ftw), and RUSH (regular US history, as opposed to APUSH, which is AP US history). hardest class will be english honors 3, which is how I lik...
by Kilogolf
Wed May 28, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69380

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Ooh...I just can't decide where to start here, I've had so many. Graphics Teacher - used to go purple and spit when angry. I remember one memorable occasion when someone put an umbrella up in his face. We learned nothing on the entire course, and spent most of the time on games or having paint figh...
by Kilogolf
Mon May 26, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The pursuit of Total Slack
Replies: 34
Views: 4391

Re: The pursuit of Total Slack

So, for my english class this year (sophomore english, high school), I have not turned a single assignment in on time since last october. I have not read half of the books we were supposed to read I have even admitted to the guy that I've not read half the books (in an assignment, which I got a B on...
by Kilogolf
Sat May 17, 2008 12:50 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: History paper: help me rebel against incompetence!
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

Re: History paper: help me rebel against incompetence!

wikipedia? (is it allowed?)
by Kilogolf
Sat May 17, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Wikipedia: the MOST reliable source?
Replies: 36
Views: 4292

Re: Wikipedia: the MOST reliable source?

you know, you could also do what I tend to do: copy wikipedia's sources. however, to succeed at this (in the rare chance your teacher checks your works cited), you must only use information that wikipedia's sources verify example: I have a project due for world history at the beginning of next month...
by Kilogolf
Sat May 17, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Stupid School Policies
Replies: 177
Views: 16991

Re: Stupid School Policies

haha. So, my school has a no ipod/mp3 player rule, means we can't have it out during class (but between class and during lunch is fine). well, I've gotten my ipod taken away several times because I work better/faster when I'm listening to it. also going onto the no ipod/mp3 thing. there is no rule s...
by Kilogolf
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69380

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

shizam wrote:My physics teacher told us on the first day of class that her class would involve absolutely no math.
*sigh*


I don't know whether to feel sorry for you, or to laugh at the inaccuracy of the quote, it all depends on the answer to "have you had any math involved?"
by Kilogolf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 399432

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

ha. So, last year, in the school newspaper, there was a list of teacher quotes in the last edition, and one of them was (said by my current physics teacher) "This is almost too deep for a Thursday." (with a caption something like "when we were talking about quantum physics and string ...
by Kilogolf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Academic accomplishments (formerly: I made Honors Geometry!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2831

Re: I made Honors Geometry!!

congratulations.

proofs are gonna suck though.
by Kilogolf
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Those "school was really easy for me" people
Replies: 63
Views: 9442

Re: Those "school was really easy for me" people

This year I took AP physics. outside of that class there have been all of two (2) tests in my life (all 15+ years of it) that I have had to study for, my Ham Radio Tech class license exam, and my Ham Radio General class license exam. If I had not taken AP physics, I could take out the "outside ...
by Kilogolf
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Choosing a Linux Distro
Replies: 16
Views: 2648

So, I'm a noob who needs help with choosing a diff. linux.

hi. I'm currently running opensuse 10.3, and it isn't satisfactory (ex. it won't recognize the fact that I do, in fact, have drivers for my wireless card, the sound card won't work, except for warning sounds, etc.) I have a gateway solo 5350 laptop, i586 (pentium 3, 1 gig speed), 256 mb ram, 19 gig ...
by Kilogolf
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:44 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69380

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

I had a science teacher in 8th grade who had supposedly majored in geology and knew what she was talking about. A couple weeks into the class, I got into an argument with her about satellites. She contended that they experience weightlessness because they're far enough away from Earth to not experi...
by Kilogolf
Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Students who will not learn
Replies: 39
Views: 4655

Re: Students who will not learn

So, I have this friend, well, friend doesn't really describe, he's more like a "disowned friend" in that he was somewhat nice to talk to in PE, but now he's just annoying. Anyways, I have him in my AP physics, PE and World history classes (high school sophomore). I have never once seen him...
by Kilogolf
Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Opensuse help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Opensuse help.

So, I have an old laptop (gateway solo 5350) which is currently running opensuse 10.3 only problem is that it's slow as hell, slower than what it was running windows. I know the source of this problem, the code for it is i386 and I have an i586 processor. but, I'm wondering, should I reinstall it an...
by Kilogolf
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HD vs Blu-Ray?
Replies: 54
Views: 10880

Re: HD vs Blu-Ray?

I'm still waiting for blu-rays replacement, HVD
3.9 theoretical GB of storage, oh yeah!
by Kilogolf
Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: "Ouch" moments in school
Replies: 514
Views: 54667

Re: "Ouch" moments in school

my grade in AP physics this past semester. so, after spending most of the semester with a D- (teacher curved it so it is impossible to get an F) I work my butt off and raise my grade 20% to end the semester with a C- in that class. Good for me, right? nope, you see, my parents had known about my D- ...
by Kilogolf
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 481391

Re: Favorite home experiments

not sure if it's been suggested yet (on threads longer than 3 pages, I read the first and last page before responding) but this is fun. take an empty can of soda. have a relatively large container filled with water nearby have a bunsen burner (or some other open flame) take the can, put a small amou...
by Kilogolf
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?
Replies: 61
Views: 5799

Re: How do you discuss science with a non-scientist?

ask him if the earth is the center of the universe, then say that 500 years ago, according to his religion, it was. this is why, whenever I get drawn into a religious argument, that I say I'm wiccan and walk away (I'm actually atheist). then tell him that yes, entropy tends to increase, but, once yo...
by Kilogolf
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science if we never touched Space
Replies: 31
Views: 3057

Re: Science if we never touched Space

oh, come on! no one has said the major things! no microwaves -> no hot pockets = no instant good food no Star Trek* -> no geeks in 70's making cool stuff -> no cool stuff like modern computers no need to miniaturize -> no small devices -> we'd all have bricks as our cell phones no satellites -> no h...
by Kilogolf
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Operating Systems
Replies: 666
Views: 82225

Re: Operating Systems

hm. I've used all the mac os' (from whatever it was at 1992 (birth year) to tiger), windows xp (school computers), and linux (opensuse) that said, I'll state it now: unix and unix based OS' are inherently better than non-unix based OS' mk. yeah, as stated above, I've used macs all my life (cocoa is ...
by Kilogolf
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Kilobyte or Kibibyte as standard?
Replies: 46
Views: 11377

Re: Kilobyte or Kibibyte as standard?

powers of ten, because bytes are 8 bits, and a bit is the binary thing.

therefore, your whole argument about kilibytes being better is kinda useless.

if we were to measure the bits, then yes, powers of 2, but, because the standard is a byte (8 bits) it's a lot better for it to be powers of 10.
by Kilogolf
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2374880

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

hey guys, I'm not a spambot. yeah, just to let y'all know, I thought the registering process was lame. captchas? man, they're outdated, I was expecting http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/a_new_captcha_approach.png yeah. cool. yeah, I'm learning to code (hey, give me a break, I'm 15), learning the all impor...

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