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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Thu May 12, 2011 9:27 pm UTC

I am interested. My geeking out has been unduly solitary of late
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Fri May 13, 2011 2:05 am UTC

I may be there too.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Fri May 13, 2011 7:09 am UTC

Excellent, I was beginning to get worried when nobody was replying.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Fri May 13, 2011 5:37 pm UTC

I will see if a couple of friends from the xkcd IRC channel are interested in coming, too.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby existential_elevator » Fri May 13, 2011 7:12 pm UTC

I can't make the 28th, but I am pretty close to Birmingham, so maybe a different date sometime in the future. That's my way of bookmarking this thread.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Fri May 13, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

Argh! Gorram exams don't finish until June the 6th.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Fri May 13, 2011 8:09 pm UTC

Shall we make it the 11th of June then?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Sat May 14, 2011 12:02 am UTC

That would be quite lovely, thank you :D
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Sat May 14, 2011 12:27 am UTC

But my exams don't finish until the week after! (My first exam is tomorrow, my only other exams are the thursday and friday of that week). :evil:

Either way, I'll be bringing Munchkin, as it only ever leaves my bag to be played.

Edit: nevermind, I was off-by-one: My last exam is on the 10th.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Sat May 14, 2011 12:40 am UTC

Woo! I think most brum unis finish at the same time. There's a slutwalk being organised (still very much in the planning stage, though) for the Saturday after (18th) as well. Mini meet up for those who want to march for feminisim?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Sat May 14, 2011 2:22 am UTC

OBrien wrote:Woo! I think most brum unis finish at the same time. There's a slutwalk being organised (still very much in the planning stage, though) for the Saturday after (18th) as well. Mini meet up for those who want to march for feminisim?

I don't go to any Birmingham Uni :x
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Sat May 14, 2011 10:31 am UTC

... West Midlands educational establishments?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Sat May 14, 2011 12:55 pm UTC

Still no.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Sat May 14, 2011 12:57 pm UTC

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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Sat May 14, 2011 2:08 pm UTC

Exams somewhere not in Brum, but you're from Brum orignally?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Sat May 14, 2011 2:13 pm UTC

yes, and no.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Sat May 14, 2011 2:19 pm UTC

I give in.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Sat May 14, 2011 6:01 pm UTC

Exams somewhere not in Brum, but which has rail links which after an intricately contorted route eventually lead to Brum?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby existential_elevator » Sat May 14, 2011 6:24 pm UTC

The clue is really in that bit immediately below the profile picture, "old blighty".
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Sat May 14, 2011 6:29 pm UTC

existential_elevator wrote:The clue is really in that bit immediately below the profile picture, "old blighty".

I think you're confusing me with roadie...
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Mon May 16, 2011 2:22 pm UTC

Okay this thread is in danger of dying again, so here's a bump and an attempt to solidify plans.

Saturday the 11th of June, 13 o'clock, Caffe Nero (I think I spelt that correctly) in Birmingham New Street Station. For general hanging out with fellow People From The Internet. Yea or Nay?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby existential_elevator » Mon May 16, 2011 2:24 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
existential_elevator wrote:The clue is really in that bit immediately below the profile picture, "old blighty".
I think you're confusing me with roadie...
Indeed I am. Apologies!

SlyReaper wrote:Okay this thread is in danger of dying again, so here's a bump and an attempt to solidify plans.

Saturday the 11th of June, 13 o'clock, Caffe Nero (I think I spelt that correctly) in Birmingham New Street Station. For general hanging out with fellow People From The Internet. Yea or Nay?
That would work fine for me. I think. Maybe.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Plasma Man » Mon May 16, 2011 3:31 pm UTC

The aforementioned date appears possible, I shall provisionally declare myself to be attending.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby OBrien » Mon May 16, 2011 4:44 pm UTC

Sounds awesome to me :D
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Mon May 16, 2011 8:09 pm UTC

Yae.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Tue May 17, 2011 9:08 pm UTC

yae, as far as I can remember. I'll have to check though; I have a very hazy grasp of the planned future. I'll see if I can rustle up It Should be Real and Whelan too.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Whelan » Wed May 18, 2011 7:04 pm UTC

I'm listening, but have an exam on the 13th so I'm torn.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Wed May 18, 2011 8:22 pm UTC

What's the exam?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Whelan » Wed May 18, 2011 8:33 pm UTC

A2 Biology module.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Mumpy » Fri May 20, 2011 7:53 pm UTC

Last year that one had everyone tearing their hair out. It was apparently just the most ridiculously hard exam, even according to the teachers.

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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Whelan » Fri May 20, 2011 8:34 pm UTC

Yeah, we did the infamous seal question as a past paper. Let's hope I do well.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Sat May 21, 2011 7:27 pm UTC

You know, one of the best revision techniques is to give yourself a break from revision from time to time. That way, you can revisit your revision notes with fresh eyes. Think of things you wouldn't otherwise have thought of.

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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Sat May 21, 2011 7:53 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:You know, one of the best revision techniques is to give yourself a break from revision from time to time. That way, you can revisit your revision notes with fresh eyes. Think of things you wouldn't otherwise have thought of.

Not that I wish to influence your decision to join us in any way...

That is my main revision technique. I work my way through a couple of past papers until I can do all the questions and then say "good enough" and go back to playing Starcraft.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Whelan » Tue May 24, 2011 5:32 pm UTC

I work by... Not working. I'm so gonna fail psychology.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Ptolom » Wed May 25, 2011 8:26 pm UTC

Everyone says that, but when it comes down to it, nobody has ever proved more lazy and passive than me. I have a decision maths exam tomorrow. I haven't turned up to a single lesson on it. I read the textbook once; It didn't seem too difficult.
Edit: On a slightly related note; I hope I can afford a train ticket.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby Plasma Man » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:02 pm UTC

Just thought I'd check in and confirm that I'm definitely going to be there on Saturday. Is everyone else still planning to turn up?
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby existential_elevator » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:10 pm UTC

I would really like to be there, but at the same time, I has an ill and would probably benefit from spending the day largely asleep :|
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SlyReaper » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:12 pm UTC

Aye. I was actually going to bump this thread this evening to make sure people were still coming. I'll be there.
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby SANTARII » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:40 pm UTC

I'm NOT going to be there, as I has no moneys.
Well, I has moneys, but not enough yet to pay for university accomodation deposit, so I can't go spending any money on a trip to Birmingham...
Must keep an eye on this thread for the future though...
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Re: [UK] Birmingham

Postby RoadieRich » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:05 pm UTC

Ok, I've got to cancel: there's a family meal that evening that I apparently need to be at.
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