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by Secateurs
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Well, that's... interesting. :shock:
by Secateurs
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My Chem teacher: "Spontanious combustion is when something catches flame from no external source, like this." *snaps fingers* *pants spontaniously combust* Ok, I'll bite: how did he rig it up? Also are we talking full flame coverage, or just his pocket or something? *trying to imagine the...
by Secateurs
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:59 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 211499

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Today we were changing a car tyre for physics. As we headed back to class, I got entrusted with the keys to the lab so the teacher could drive the car back to the carpark. Student: "Hey, can we take the keys for a minute?" Me: "Sure... but what for?" Student: "So we can set ...
by Secateurs
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Boiling points of geometrical/positional isomers
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Boiling points of geometrical/positional isomers

This is likely going to be a very quick, simple explanation, but unfortunately I can't get my head around it. Why does 1,1-dichloroethene have the lowest boiling point out of the 3 geometrical (I'm thinking I'm supposed to be saying positional here, but I've actually never heard this term used befor...
by Secateurs
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Female disinterest in STEM
Replies: 86
Views: 9866

Re: Female disinterest in STEM

I've been lurking and reading this thread with interest, so I figure it's probably time I ask something. Being a female who's looking to study Materials Engineering at uni, I'm wondering how much the gender imbalance tends to show up there. Either way, I personally don't care - I may change my mind ...
by Secateurs
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Both from my physics teacher: "So, does anyone here like whales?" *confused silence* "Good. This graph looks like a lot like a whale with two harpoons sticking out of it." The graph, for context, looked like this: x-spec.gif And: "You farm all day and you drink all night. Li...
by Secateurs
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Favorite Engineering branch?
Replies: 68
Views: 9340

Re: Favorite Engineering branch?

Cool, thanks for the advice guys! I shall definitely investigate materials engineering some more :).
by Secateurs
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709802

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Or, for a faintly easier explanation: For simplicity, you can replace the water pressure with a regiment of gnomes on the sea floor armed with cork guns. They fire regular volleys of corks up into the space above them to keep fish and submarines "floating": From the gnome's point of v...
by Secateurs
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:28 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Favorite Engineering branch?
Replies: 68
Views: 9340

Re: Favorite Engineering branch?

In light of the awesome help given to MyNameIs, I'm going to ask my own question. I'm pretty interested in doing engineering at uni next year, and was going to go to chemical engineering after the common first-year because I (very much) enjoy chemistry. Are there any other fields of engineering whic...
by Secateurs
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709802

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Her, for future reference.

But thanks to those who contributed. We've been told that it's unlikely to come up in any of our exams at this level; it's just that I think that our teacher's trying to lower our average at the moment, so I was curious.
by Secateurs
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2949
Views: 709802

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I've done a quick search, but I haven't found anything on here already that explains what I need exactly. We're learning special relativity at the moment, and we've just got the formula for relativistic mass. So, as you approach the speed of light, your mass approaches infinity - cool. However, ther...
by Secateurs
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyears)
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: VCE EXAMS! (and anyone else in australia sitting midyear

Are the VCE midyears the same across Victoria? I had my midyear exams the last two weeks. I'm in WA, though, so we have WACE instead, and our midyears are set by the individual school. Pretty much bombed Lit and Italian, which I'm annoyed about, but eh... hopefully I'll improve for mocks. My other f...
by Secateurs
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 818530

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Openly Bastard, a Turbo Mafia Game Modded by Silknor and TBA Starts once 1959 ends (within 4 days from now). This game will be: 1. Turbo (3 weeks max from when it starts, but probably shorter) 2. Open (All roles and powers will be posted, just like 1959) 3. Bastard (The Mods will actively manipulat...
by Secateurs
Tue May 11, 2010 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!

sdg: For saying well done on the N3 kill :P And yeah, I felt a little bit sorry for you. As well as very annoyed/jealous at how good you were. Also, wow Mythology Mafia 2 is already in the queue? I thought it would be still in the works! Ah, hopefully I'll have finished exams when it goes into signu...
by Secateurs
Tue May 11, 2010 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!

Ouch, my heart :( But yes, well done town! I was briefly hopeful that we might be able to get dkm through, but alas, a very good decision from CI cut that to pieces. Ah well. I hope to play another round of mafia with you guys again in the future. At least I got to have some minor revenge on tropeta...
by Secateurs
Sun May 09, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

One day I'm gonna make a multiple choice test where all the answers are "A". You'll all think, "Wait, no, these can't all be A's," and end up failing. Chem teacher last year attempted to do that in one of his tests (except all Ds). The other teachers made him change one to an A....
by Secateurs
Sun May 09, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 818530

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Fin Archangel wrote:You could make me FInland.

I'm cool with that.
I'll take Sweden instead. At least that way, it starts with an 'S'.
(Why did whoever called me Finland in the first place choose Finland? Seems like an odd choice.)
by Secateurs
Sat May 08, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 2: Epic Boogaloo?

:P Sorry. I was considering doing various tree diagrams, with probabilities and stuff, but it's getting kinda late over here. You probably would've got in before me if I had. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that scum don't have any ability to roleblock now. I have heard (I think?) of some games where the powe...
by Secateurs
Sat May 08, 2010 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 2: Epic Boogaloo?

As far as Achilles claiming goes, I honestly don't think it makes much of a difference at this point. Let's say that Achilles doesn't claim. They NK someone tonight (I wonder who that'll be?) and town gets a confirmed townie result or the win. Townie result would be annoying (not a flawless victory)...
by Secateurs
Sat May 08, 2010 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Umm... if I were to be mafia, pretty sure that what you're doing right there is trying to communicate between only town members. So yeah. I'm not going to read it, but I can probably guess what's behind it from what you've just said, yourself.
by Secateurs
Sat May 08, 2010 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Newbie Myth: Ugh. This is a mess. I'm just going to aim my NK at random tonight and accept my own failure as scum. I think I just want to be vanilla town next time - I've played one game as lover, where I nearly lost it for town, and now this one as godfather, and town's going to have a ...
by Secateurs
Sat May 08, 2010 8:04 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 2: Epic Boogaloo?

Wow, either scum were pretty lazy last night or we managed to doctor perfectly :D. Good job on that investigation, CI. If no one counter-claims, at this stage, I'll vote (ninja'd by Krong, fair call, I'll wait to vote.) Also, I admit that I was browsing the forum, reading the thread in the leadup to...
by Secateurs
Thu May 06, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 870
Views: 211499

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

Teacher: You know Alcoa, right? One of America's largest producers of aluminium?
Student: What? Al-Qaeda produces aluminium?
by Secateurs
Wed May 05, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

In chem, explaining why ionisation energy increases with decreasing atomic radius: Teacher: Can you see me? Student: Yes. Teacher: Clearly? Student: Er... yes. Teacher: Then you must be attracted to me. (Our teacher was the nucleus, student was a valence electron. Seeing as, the day before, we'd all...
by Secateurs
Wed May 05, 2010 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Newbie Mythology:
Spoiler:
If that huge flux of Newbie quotes is any indication, I have a feeling that we are majorly screwed. :(
by Secateurs
Mon May 03, 2010 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Myth Newbie: So, even though I kinda like playing scum better than town, I'm almost hoping that the attention turns back to me and I get lynched :S. I already know that I'm not going to make it past Day 2. And the others will probably pick up that I'm lurking... oh well. Need to finish o...
by Secateurs
Sun May 02, 2010 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 1: The mods must be crazy

Well, I think I’ll go ahead and admit that we (PE and I) have been PMing between Amy’s Newbie and the commencement of this game (not about anything mafia related, obviously). For me, at least, I don’t usually speak to forum-goers one-on-one. But anyway, I’m treating everyone as an unknown player, so...
by Secateurs
Sun May 02, 2010 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 1: The mods must be crazy

I understand that, because of MC’s posts, I’m probably not going to make it more than a couple of days at best. Instead of focusing on that, I’m just going to aim to help town out as much as I can (eh, who knows, I might get NKed before being lynched :P) Cop claiming has been done to death and by pe...
by Secateurs
Sat May 01, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Myth Newbie:
Spoiler:
Zeusdammit.
by Secateurs
Sat May 01, 2010 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- Day 1: The mods must be crazy

Ouch. Anyone have an aspirin? Also, I appear to have switched genders by hitting my head. (Very nice flavour there, btw.) Er, I mean, greetings, everyone. I’ve read through the whole thread and have been getting opinions on various people. First of all, though, an introduction: I’m a ‘she’ (anyone e...
by Secateurs
Sat May 01, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Myth Newbie:
Spoiler:
I swear, if I get lynched just as I replace MC, I will unleash any form of ancient Greek wrath I have. Especially since I've spent the past hour going through the thread and trying to sort out who I think is scum/town.
by Secateurs
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Myth Newbie: I'm really glad that I'm just a replacement at this point. The game thread's hard enough to keep up with as it is. And it's again crazy-fast, like Amy's Newbie was - are all newbie games like this? Myth Newbie: (Secateurs can read) When you say the game thread is ha...
by Secateurs
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that cannot teach
Replies: 473
Views: 69113

Re: Teachers that cannot teach

Whelan wrote:And more recently a chemistry teacher who got through a whole fortnight.
Ah. I was wondering why there had been no awesome quotes in the other thread from that teacher. (That was the one you were talking about, I assume.)
by Secateurs
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

Myth Newbie:
Spoiler:
I'm really glad that I'm just a replacement at this point. The game thread's hard enough to keep up with as it is. And it's again crazy-fast, like Amy's Newbie was - are all newbie games like this?
by Secateurs
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 393843

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

Today in chemistry we were looking at the fact that sodium benzoate reacts with vitamin C (both in soft drinks) and makes benzene (which is toxic), so the teacher said "See, this is why you should just stick to beer, it's good for you". That sounds like the sort of excuse my last chem tea...
by Secateurs
Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32755
Views: 2556890

Re: DISCUSSION THREAD/Gojoe canNEVER be trusted

HP: Hahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HP (Weeks can NOT read): So, I'm wishing that I'd kept up with this game, because it's getting pretty interesting now, but I have no idea what's going on. And reading through however-many-pages of gameplay, as well as sorting thr...
by Secateurs
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Class Gunners
Replies: 20
Views: 3616

Re: Class Gunners

I try and participate in class by answering questions the teacher puts to us, but certainly limit myself so that other people get to answer questions. And then there's the fact that sometimes I simply don't know the answers. As for gunners, I don't normally see too many of them in my classes. In my ...
by Secateurs
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- GAME OVER: Heroes win!
Replies: 454
Views: 42487

Re: NEWBIE: Mythology Mafia -- SIGN UP HERE AND NOW

1. RoadieRich - Who you gonna call? Mythbusters!
2. Cynical Idealist
3. New User
4. Tropetastic
5. zerker2000 - For this comment clearly must have a purpose.
6. superdemongob
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Replacements:
1. Secateurs (I'll keep up with the game until/if I'm needed, but can't commit yet)
by Secateurs
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7487
Views: 818530

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Unnamed MoA Project (Mini) 1. Dr Ug (Need...more...mafia...fix...) 2. cycoden 3. BigNose 4. Sir_Elderberry (I'll try not to let this go the way of Sims...) 5. misterk (let this one suceed please!) 6. Rakysh (could do with the practise.) 7. hendusoone 8. mpolo 9. Cynical Idealist (Kill the lurke...
by Secateurs
Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90172
Views: 9094540

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

That's the one. I just realised and was on my way to not make myself appear an idiot, but it's too late for that now.

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