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by TheCitadel
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What the Bleep Do We Know?!
Replies: 42
Views: 5881

Re: What the Bleep Do We Know?!

Go ahead. You're right after all. It's just that it felt like such a waste of time... I watched it on YouTube and it seemed to go on forever. It has like extra parts too, I watched the long version only to find out later that what I'd watched was the extended movie. Big disappointment.
by TheCitadel
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What the Bleep Do We Know?!
Replies: 42
Views: 5881

Re: What the Bleep Do We Know?!

It's horrible. I got through half of it before deleting it. Pseudoscience New Age mysticism, it is not a serious documentary on quantum physics. If you like real science, you will not like this film. They try to pass off mystics as being true scientists. It's the type that starts out with a few fac...
by TheCitadel
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Best sport for me to get in shape?
Replies: 27
Views: 3755

Re: Best sport for me to get in shape?

If you want to lose weight, swimming is not necessarily the best sport. Swimming is healthy, it will help you stay fit but you won't burn the same calories you lose when running. The reason for this has to do with body temperature. When you swim and therefore exercise, your body temperature and the ...
by TheCitadel
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 218188

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Hi everybody, I'm planning to sit for a French exam sometime in the near future (could be tomorrow, could be in two months, could be by the the end of the year! - who am I kidding, it will be by the end of the year :) ) but I'm not doing any courses on the language at the moment and frankly I feel I...
by TheCitadel
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you stay organized?
Replies: 35
Views: 2750

Re: How do you stay organized?

When some very important event is coming up, I change my bracelet from one wrist to the other. It annoys me all day, but at least I remember that I had to do SOMETHING. I used stickynotes all around my room too, till I found out I kept forgetting to read them. Now I just keep track of the things I h...
by TheCitadel
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 263924

Re: Recommend a book

One Hundred Years of Solitude It's an excellent book but García Márquez ruined it with that ending. Just completely took a dump on the reader. While I am not a fan of hers, Isabel Allende's House of Spirits did a better job on the whole "book about a family" aspect. When I first read your...
by TheCitadel
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 18951

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

When I'm reading problems in my homework, quizzes or tests, I hear the voice of the teacher that assigned the work. When I was reading Cosmos , I heard Carl Sagan's voice. When reading novels, I usually imagine my friends as certain characters. Wow, that's so organised. I mean, it must be great to ...
by TheCitadel
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709154

Re: Common Questions - Now With Extra Relativity!

This is not a relevant question, but I'm curious about it. My Biochemistry teacher said hydrocyanic acid smells like almonds. My question is, how do they know? Isn't that thing supposed to kill you right away, even in small quantities? Or is there some reaction that brings out the smell and neutrali...
by TheCitadel
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language practice threads
Replies: 148
Views: 142250

Re: Language practice threads [new: Hungarian, Urdu]

Hi you guys... I speak Spanish (native language,and I know a lot of words in the equivalent to slang in Buenos Aires, which is 'lunfardo'), so feel free to PM me if you have any doubts about the language... I'm studying English and German, and I had five years of French, which I enjoyed but don't fe...
by TheCitadel
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)
Replies: 483
Views: 208355

Re: ¡Hablamos español! (Spanish Practice)

Regarding amar/querer: suppose we are picking teams, and I want to say "I want that guy (to be on my team)". Would "Quiero a esto hombre" be understood in that context? Or would it be just "Quiero esto hombre"? Or should I say "Quiero tener esto hombre"? or &...
by TheCitadel
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2775826

Re: Confessional Fred- He doesn't care much about your problems

This IS a never-ending thread. I mean, I still can't decide whether it's good or bad that people ALWAYS have something to say which no one's ever heard before (I think I'm gonna go with 'good'). It's good that they'd want to confess it too. I guess. Anyway, it's just a anthropology-socialstudies-hum...
by TheCitadel
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Darwin's 200th Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Darwin's 200th Birthday.

And yay for the Vatican finally saying Darwin was right! Haha, it does take a while for them to keep up. That took me back to the time I was reading about Hawking's encounter with the Pope in which the Pope said it was OK to investigate about the Universe, which God had created, but not the Univers...
by TheCitadel
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709154

Re: Common Questions

Ok, this is not a common question. I don't know what it is, or in which thread it should be, but here goes: does anyone know what programs/software/computerthings are frequently used when you're studying biology? I've used Mathematica and MatLab but surely there are more specific tools for Biology,...
by TheCitadel
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709154

Re: Common Questions

Ok, this is not a common question. I don't know what it is, or in which thread it should be, but here goes: does anyone know what programs/software/computerthings are frequently used when you're studying biology? I've used Mathematica and MatLab but surely there are more specific tools for Biology, ...
by TheCitadel
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2346473

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi you! I posted a lot already and didn't introduce myself, 'cause I'm just plain rude, ok? :) Mmm... I'm 18 years old, female... I like to read. A lot. I like archery, science, maths, music... And I enjoy chatting with anyone who doesn't think astrobiology is a joke (I'm just talking out of previou...
by TheCitadel
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 211170

Re: Age

That 'you may select 1 option' thing really made me laugh, it's like 'hey, it's not a grocery list, what do you think you're doing wanting to be 15 and 22?!' Ahem... Never mind. :) Anyway... 18 soon. They say for old people time goes by much more slowly... But they DO say a lot of stupid things. I f...
by TheCitadel
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 275885

Re: Recommend one artist

Sui Generis :) And this song is particularly sweet even if you don't understand what they are saying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k-eX3rF ... re=related
by TheCitadel
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69103

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

fishyfish777 wrote: This year, my history teacher is like this: Video Video Video Lecture about video Video Lecture about all videos Video Video Movie Lecture about movie and video Test Oh dear, my History of Arts teacher was just like that! But she always turned the lights off and it was impossibl...
by TheCitadel
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2775826

Re: Confessions Thread - Large Hadron Confider

I'm really pissed off that I'm down to 154 lbs. from 170 lbs. How on earth did that happen? To make things worse, I still can't eat "real" food for another several days, thanks to my wisdom teeth. Isn't 70kg a pretty healthy weight? I guess that depends on the person's height... but, yeah...
by TheCitadel
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69103

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

My French teacher, last year. The only word in French I heard from her was 'bonjour', and that's it. It was so very frustating. She wrote in the blackboard in French, thank God, but she had terrible spelling. Oh, and my Economics teacher, I don't know how they let him be in charge of 30 teenagers! A...
by TheCitadel
Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Geeky, sciency hobbies
Replies: 27
Views: 2776

Re: Geeky, sciency hobbies

I used to breed crickets and record their sounds. My family didn't like it very much, but hey, what can you do. And I had two buckets with 50 crickets each, so I named a whole bucket of crickets after a friend, since naming every one of them would have been impossible. It turned out to be a lot of f...
by TheCitadel
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2775826

Re: Post yo' fess - Sponsored by the NBA

Ok, so I'm not sure I should say this, because I'm new here and I wouldn't like to offend anyone, but it IS a confession thread, so here goes: I don't like The Simpsons. I've tried and I've tried, take my word for it. My friends made me watch a lot of episodes and they can prove I didn't laugh once....
by TheCitadel
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 36749

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Cuttlefish are really cool :) I hope I'm not off topic or something, but: I'm already tired of the 'who knows more Maths' discussions and I'm only just entering the university. Anyway, I have some friends who are physicists and from what I gather they have a pretty good knowledge of applied Maths. B...
by TheCitadel
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your Christmas day go like
Replies: 65
Views: 4723

Re: What's your Christmas day go like

Well, at home we stay awake during the whole night (that includes opening presents at twelve o'clock, of course), then we sleep for a couple of hours and go have lunch again with the whole family on the 25th. But then again, everybody does that, so it's nothing special. Presents are certainly a big ...
by TheCitadel
Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 263924

Re: Recommend a book

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Garcia Marquez. Probably the best book I've ever read, even if it's not my favourite. Oh, and I read A Tale of Two Cities some months ago, and thought it was pretty good, especially the way Dickens writes. The plot gets more complicated as you go on reading and it k...

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