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by Ambermutt
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)
Replies: 64
Views: 38387

Re: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)

здравствуйте, Гигано. Я тоже изучаю русские язык. Один год назад, я написала здесь, но немного понимала. если вы хотите написать мне, мне надо практиковать.
by Ambermutt
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 235831

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I woke with my eyes throbbing in my head and skin stretched too tight across my body. I took my eyes apart and dissembled rods and cones, put them in their little boxes. Peeled my skin away and hung it neatly in a closet Where I stored the organs I'd outgrown years ago I took a tumor from my chest I...
by Ambermutt
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Teaching baby 2 languages
Replies: 12
Views: 5786

Re: Teaching baby 2 languages

haumovie seems to have the right idea, each parent speaks one language exclusively, is a good one. I was raised bilingual, speaking only spanish to my mother, and only english to my father. They would not let us mix up the language we spoke to them in, and even now, at 19, my brother and I still spe...
by Ambermutt
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do if you had a million years to live?
Replies: 68
Views: 11872

Re: What would you do if you had a million years to live?

It would all depend on the way you aged. If you aged quickly then remained at a point and then finished of you million year life by aging quickly to die then the possibility of studying and carrying on new theories could possibly work. But the problem is even when scientists have had a long (realti...
by Ambermutt
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would you do if you had a million years to live?
Replies: 68
Views: 11872

Re: What would you do if you had a million years to live?

I would definitely work on space exploration. I'd try to tackle some really complicated field (theoretical physics?), I'd have a lot of time to understand it, and then thousands of years to try to advance it. I think a lot of discoveries could have been made sooner if scientists lived longer, since ...
by Ambermutt
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 653
Views: 234289

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic

There are two sci-fi short stories I've been trying to remember. They're both pretty old, I read them in some anthology. I think this first one won a Hugo award. Two people are on a spaceship. They've been banished (I think) from their society, and sentenced to death. Instead of being executed, they...
by Ambermutt
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Who should have the right to vote?
Replies: 175
Views: 48500

Re: Who should have the right to vote?

Ah, now you’ve broached a very interesting topic. Namely, people who live and work in the country, but do not have “papers” that certify them as “citizens”. Should there be a special privileged class of elite people with the ability to vote, based on where they were born and whether they were able ...
by Ambermutt
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Who should have the right to vote?
Replies: 175
Views: 48500

Re: Who should have the right to vote?

The interesting one is the one about age, to me. I'm in the military, joined when I was seventeen and my parents signed a document pretty much handing me over to the government. I cannot vote yet. Not until I'm 18. I use this scenario because it seems so wrong that the government can hire me and mak...
by Ambermutt
Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Language of Molière
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Re: The Language of Molière

aoeu wrote: For most people it's true. Alright, that's sort of true, but no reason for a whole school to decide that NO ONE would need or like to learn another language. Edited to correct: actually, for most people, worldwide, it's not true. Most have to learn English or some other languague to sur...
by Ambermutt
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 7136

Re: Extra time for tests

My high school teacher would schedule tests for 2 or 3 lessons (45 min each) and then give us the option of staying until she had to catch her bus. This meant going through lunch and 45 minutes more for a total of 6 hours. We did take her up on it a few times. However, if you couldn't finish in the ...
by Ambermutt
Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Language of Molière
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Re: The Language of Molière

Floral design?! Because obviously this has more real life applications than Chemistry. I do get College Algebra, kinda. Are they still offering classes like Trig and Pre Calc? As to what you can do: maybe not much. Is the student government willing to step up and do something, like petitions, lette...
by Ambermutt
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mindfuck Movies
Replies: 72
Views: 36923

Re: Mindfuck Movies

Have you seen Pulp Fiction? It's not really mindfuckery, but it's not like too many other movies. It's one of those told in segments that come together really fast and unexpectedly. If you like(d) that one, also try Reservoir Dogs. They're both Quentin Tarantino, so expect a lot of blood and gratuit...
by Ambermutt
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend me a good short story author...
Replies: 48
Views: 59991

Re: Recommend me a good short story author...

Has anyone suggested Robert Bloch yet? I have a book of short stories by him called "Atoms and Evil". It's kind of Bradbury-ish, but all the stories are horror. They're also sci-fi, but that's not the main point of them. Shirley Jackson (you know, The Lottery? I think most people read that...
by Ambermutt
Mon May 09, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?
Replies: 20
Views: 3229

Re: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?

Here´s an article in the New York Times about people celebrating bin Laden´s death. It touches on the "why people celebrate" aspect. Interestingly enough, it also uses that phrase "Justice is served", which many people on these forums have argued about (the whole: "justice w...
by Ambermutt
Sun May 08, 2011 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?
Replies: 20
Views: 3229

Re: Why do you cheer for Osama bin Laden's death?

I didn't cheer, but right now I'm not living in the US. I can't imagine Americans (who seem to be doing most, if not all, of the the cheering) in foreign countries would feel all that comfortable making a huge display of happiness the way the mobs built up around the US. Would I have cheered? Maybe ...
by Ambermutt
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)
Replies: 64
Views: 38387

Re: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)

I am not sure how useful a reply posted 2 weeks later would be to you (I am a rather infrequent visitor to this forum), but, in case you still care about the mistakes in your paragraph... [Numerous corrections] I didn't much expect the replies to help me do my homework (I had to turn it in the same...
by Ambermutt
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College Decisions
Replies: 16
Views: 2747

Re: College Decisions

I'm only a junior, but I just visited RPI last week. I really liked it, and it is probably me first choice at this point, with WPI being a close second. Though I still have to visit some more schools this summer. I hope you get in. You're the second xkcd-er I've heard mention RPI. And lucky you got...
by Ambermutt
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College Decisions
Replies: 16
Views: 2747

Re: College Decisions

Looks like I'm going to Rensselaer. Really glad about it, because even though it's more expensive than the other school I was considering, by a lot, it offered enough financial aid to cover the difference. By a lot. :D

Majoring in aeronautical engineering, tentatively, I 'm really not sure yet.
by Ambermutt
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: It's the little things...
Replies: 59
Views: 18623

Re: It's the little things...

Found clips from an old show I liked. The project I had to make for class is coming together without any glitches. My earbuds are still working (the cheap ones I buy don't usually last this long). I'm wearing the most comfortable clothes ever . And it looks good. I love the idea for this thread, it'...
by Ambermutt
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointment)
Replies: 206
Views: 17899

Re: Disappointment Thread (because we need more disappointme

I was rejected from Cornell and Harvard (I'm actually not too upset about that, I knew my chances going in). I was also rejected for a ROTC scholarship. Despite the fact that the Air Force Academy has me listed as a qualified candidate and I've been wait-listed by them (by which I mean, if a student...
by Ambermutt
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 652590

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I once dreamed I was a fish in a pond with a lot of other fish and a crocodile/shark/predatory thing. I was captured by the predator, eaten, and died a painful death. Then I regenerated as another fish and was again caught. I learned to kill myself the second I was caught to avoid the pain, by drown...
by Ambermutt
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)
Replies: 64
Views: 38387

Re: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)

Hey.I am learning Russian (currently about 5 weeks worth of classes). Could anyone here please read over these paragraphs on "My Town" and point out any mistakes? I did it using a dictionary and some Google translate. I am more worried about grammar mistakes/concordance than anything else....
by Ambermutt
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 652590

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Jaws could swim through anything solid in the shopping mall. Its dorsal fin rose out of the tile and left a wake behind just as if it were water. It could swim up escalators and support columns. It was attracted to vibrations so I had to be light on my feet. This sounds a lot like the movie Tremors...
by Ambermutt
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 65148

Re: Fan Fiction

I sometimes get a bit obsessed with series/books/movies and go looking for fanfiction. Actually, I don't start looking until after I've finished the canon (afraid of spoilers) or I can guarantee that I can limit the fanfiction up to a certain point in the series. I've written two stories for X-Men (...
by Ambermutt
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thoughts on math homework in college
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Thoughts on math homework in college

That isn't going to work, since you are still grading on the method, and you still need to read it, not saving any time at all. Even if the method is worth 0.01 out of 5 and the answer 4.99, you are still going to have to read it. (chances are, you will probably be lazy and skim at that case, but s...
by Ambermutt
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 179159

Re: Age

17.

Starting Uni in a month (starting in March is normal here), moving out for real, and with any luck (by which I mean letter of acceptance), moving to the US to (re)start school in the fall over there. I kinda-sorta feel like I should feel grown up.
by Ambermutt
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3340
Views: 652590

Re: What were your dreams last night?

My dreams can be really cool sometimes. In the last few days, I've had 3 dreams that were really vivid, and when I was having them, kind of like action movies (with even less plot). Here's the first, the other 2 are spoilered because of total length. The first I was in a house whose yard was fenced ...
by Ambermutt
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thoughts on math homework in college
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Thoughts on math homework in college

My math teacher (high school, but we were doing calculus) graded the problems by looking at 2 different things. 1- Does the student use the proper method for getting the answer? 2- Did the student get the right answer? The first one makes sure that the student understands the concepts and knows what...
by Ambermutt
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Professors shouldn't be allowed to do this
Replies: 29
Views: 5213

Re: Professors shouldn't be allowed to do this

The main issue is that this is a trick question. It's kinda fuzzy because it does, technically, test your knowledge, even if it is phrased to force you to make a mistake. While I think it's cruel and misleading, it isn't unfair. It makes the students a little more likely to question these statements...
by Ambermutt
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:07 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination
Replies: 26
Views: 4694

Re: Procrastination

I also procrastinate all the time. I can't even type out an essay I've already written because I get distracted by shiny web pages. The way I get over it is to study or work with other people, even if it's just 2 people in the same room working on entirely different projects. Another is to study at ...
by Ambermutt
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 173828

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

The middle 3 fingers of my hand can bend backwards at the second joint (count from the top down) about 28.4 degrees. That is, if I place my hand flat on the table and flex, the tips of my fingers will lift about an inch from the surface while my palms and bottom finger segment remain flat. (Using th...
by Ambermutt
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2113908

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hello. I'm Ambermutt. Bit of a lurker. A comment on a science blog led me here, and since then I keep spotting references to xkcd all over the internet. You're invading the whole internet! It's amazing! I read xkcd for the laughs, but also because the it keeps introducing me to new ideas. Thank you....

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