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by Symmetrical Feet
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Ask an English teacher!
Replies: 102
Views: 10391

Re: Ask an English teacher!

What would you suggest that a student do to cope with a "bad" teacher, like those described by others? The sort who doesn't want to hear alternative views &c., the sort who gets trapped in a job he isn't particularly prepared to do or in which he has little interest. Should a student j...
by Symmetrical Feet
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paper!
Replies: 25
Views: 3893

Re: Paper!

College! I like having really densely-spaced information, and wide-ruled is too big... I've been known to have two lines of notes within one line of ruling. (For the biochem unit, I managed three; by the end of the paper, my doodles were more expansive than my notes.) For some reason, when my handwr...
by Symmetrical Feet
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 107632

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall

To continue Whitney's 80 GB iPod complaint... "A * denotes a required course" should be "An * denotes...", as one would write "An asterisk denotes...". My school's curriculum guide had this all over. And then there are the people who mis-capitalise GB, iPod, &c. Thi...
by Symmetrical Feet
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I think that my teacher is wrong...
Replies: 18
Views: 3878

Re: I think that my teacher is wrong...

Yes, I'm aware that it's used as a plural here, and apostrophes are alright for symbols and such.
However, the main point of his argument is that the "1950's" phrase was possessive, and thus required the apostrophe.
by Symmetrical Feet
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: I think that my teacher is wrong...
Replies: 18
Views: 3878

I think that my teacher is wrong...

On the first day of school Mr English Teacher presented to his class sentences with grammar errors that the students had to correct, and then he'd explain all of the corrections. I'm not sure if he's correct on this: "I enjoy cars from the 1950's and 1960's". This is his corrected form. I ...
by Symmetrical Feet
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Pi Equals 3 (Not a Math Thread)
Replies: 57
Views: 10500

Re: Pi Equals 3 (Not a Math Thread)

u shudnt do dat 2 ppl its not nise
were all speshal n uniq n u shud exept dat
by Symmetrical Feet
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hilarious use for bad computer translations
Replies: 119
Views: 15547

Re: Hilarious use for bad computer translations

(original) Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do, I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage - I can't afford a carriage, But you'd look sweet upon the seat Of a bicycle built for two. Each line individually: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer I have been hooked on your lo...
by Symmetrical Feet
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0627: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet"
Replies: 182
Views: 53974

Re: "Tech Support Cheat Sheet" Discussion

At the radio station at which I volunteer, they have Winamp in a perfectly-set, default way. Someone clicked the box that pops up to update the program, and that changed the skin, thus confusing everyone and they wanted it back in its basic form, because that worked best. Well, the computer was out ...
by Symmetrical Feet
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Stupid classmates
Replies: 106
Views: 15997

Re: Stupid classmates

The whole "learning from each other" thing isn't that bad. My friends and I just talked and we always got what we were learning. Except there's a point when that is detrimental; almost the entirety of my AP Chem class did that, and their excessive talking slowed the class down. About half...
by Symmetrical Feet
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT scores
Replies: 81
Views: 10675

Re: ACT scores

And I thought my 31 composite was decent... ah, well. That's what you get for not studying, or really even caring. Or just being average :shock: 30 English, 28 Math, 34 Reading (wtf), 31 Science My school gives the test for free, but without the Writing portion. If you wanna take it, you can't, and,...
by Symmetrical Feet
Sat May 09, 2009 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 18739

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

If I'm reading a dry nonfiction or plain text, it'll generally be a quicker, lighter variation of my own voice or a generic male voice with a British accent. First-person narrators and third-person characters get assigned random voices that I think appropriate (which all goes into the cinematic expe...
by Symmetrical Feet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How do you buy your music?
Replies: 35
Views: 2351

Re: How do you buy your music?

I have an obsession with completeness, and compulsively need complete discographies of audio releases (Like Xaiv, but with the singles; B-sides are often favourites). Pirating exists, and why not take advantage of one's resources? I purchase discs on occassion, because it is always nice to have loss...
by Symmetrical Feet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 59242

Re: Worst song lyrics

When I saw this, I immediately thought of Dir en grey's Hydra, to which I was listening at the moment (o_O; ) I wanna be an anarchist, too Dead Born Dead Born Dead Born Sid Vicious Suspicious The entire set of lyrics, for five and a half minutes. English as their second language does not make up for...
by Symmetrical Feet
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The single best computer food
Replies: 205
Views: 40790

Re: The single best computer food

Sodas (Dew is best, Monster for those horrid midday nap attacks, and anything else for variety; Dr. Pepper, ginger ale, Coke). Maybe pure coffee or tea when carbonation is undesired. Drink desired drink until calorie content satisfies hunger. Um... solid food? Like, proper sustenance? Anything with ...
by Symmetrical Feet
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What Media Player (software) Do you use?
Replies: 74
Views: 11823

Re: What Media Player (software) Do you use?

I use iTunes 'cause I had to choose between it or Windows Media Player. Winamp, when I was looking for a player, didn't have Unicode support, which is a must with my largely-Japanese collection. I preferred iTunes' simple layout (very nice for viewing many, many songs), but now it likes to do weird ...
by Symmetrical Feet
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1969
Views: 464874

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"Totally", regardless of by whom or in what context it is being used. No reason why I hate it, but I just use "wholly" or "completely" instead. I also dislike "die Speise", because it seems to be the only German word with a spelling that I cannot remember. Spi...
by Symmetrical Feet
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The I should be sleeping to get to school on time thread.
Replies: 15
Views: 1933

Re: The I should be sleeping to get to school on time thread.

I had been sleeping, until the school sent out an automated call to say, "Hey, you guys, don't bother. Thar be snow". Now I can't return to sleep :cry: I get 8~9 hours of sleep (consistantly, for months ni a row), but still manage, against all means, to fall asleep in my post-lunch classes...
by Symmetrical Feet
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1152458

Re: What are you listening to?

lloy's Scaredy Catty; because obscure things may yield pleasing results.

Aah, it changed to MUCC's 25時の憂鬱.

... yay non-American?
by Symmetrical Feet
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: One space or two?
Replies: 94
Views: 16435

Re: One space or two?

I use two spaces, and I use both of them because I happen to like them. Due to the white space above the period, it can be difficult to distinguish on the fly whether there is one space or two. Typing, to me, is a cross between strict, formal writing/typewriter-typing and fluid speech. When I'm writ...
by Symmetrical Feet
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0245: "Floor Tiles"
Replies: 252
Views: 69296

Re: "Floor Tiles" Discussion

If I was to come across the 'even spaced out single black tile' setup, I would extend lines out from the black tiles, where I can step inside the black tiles, inside the line of tiles, or completely out of line with the tiles, as long as I don't step on the lines I've created in my mind. I could ha...
by Symmetrical Feet
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 68607

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

If I could count all the times I wanted to choke a school teacher for giving me extra credit for coloring... Once in PreAP Bio (honours course, nothing to do with real AP Bio. I just took it for the required credit.) I failed my homework simply because I didn't colour in a graph, even though the da...

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