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Title: semester almost over
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 19, 2007, 02:39:27 am
Come 10:00 am this Wednesday morning, the current semester is officially over for me.

I hated it. But let me give a summary:

Computer Science II - Comp Sci and I fought viciously near the edge of a cliff. I hooked the beard of my axe around Comp Sci's neck and swung it hard so that he lost balance. As he staggered at the precipice, I combat kicked him into his untimely demise upon the rocks below. That is all.

Geography I - an elective, likewise owned — will likely become useful at some point

Calculus II - pwned me, I hope I pass

English II - I should pass -- I didn't care about that class ever though

Next semester will be better, I hope. I'm taking Discrete Mathematics, also under Rolón, but that class or, at least, its subject matter, kicks ass and I know some of it already. Computer Organization should not be boring (assembly is used) and I'll actually show up for lectures all the time. The ESL students tell me Speech Communication is really easy and Ancient & Medieval History should not be a challenge either. I'll be able to stay in PTK, woot.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: tomh38 on December 19, 2007, 02:42:13 am
Woohoo!
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: BlueMage on December 19, 2007, 05:23:52 am
Anything that involves assembly language is often very fun.  I mean that in several senses of the phrasing.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: rbistolfi on December 19, 2007, 05:51:15 am
I have a secretary who has the job of assembling the English language after I use it. He doesn't enjoy it though.

I remember a boring semester. History of Science. A young professor trying to refute Aristotle's Physics using Newton theory. OMG, every single week. College is not like in America here. Starting, the Filosofia y Letras building used to be a factory (car tires, I think). Anthropology students are always drunk. Actually that is pretty funny, but the noise is disturbing. The State one is the best, and free as in beer. Every man from the right wing is trying to change that. One professor never accept an argument from a student, he refutes everything and show his tongue after, like this  :P.
Rolón? I know one guy with that name. He is a therapist, though.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 19, 2007, 06:48:57 am
I have a secretary who has the job of assembling the English language after I use it. He doesn't enjoy it though.

I remember a boring semester. History of Science. A young professor trying to refute Aristotle's Physics using Newton theory. OMG, every single week.

You have to admit that Aristotle's Physics was pretty retarded compared to the obscure, but very skillful Greek mechanical innovations of the time. Hero of Alexandria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_of_Alexandria) had a lot to show for his conjectures.

College is not like in America here. Starting, the Filosofia y Letras building used to be a factory (car tires, I think). Anthropology students are always drunk.

Here business admin. students are always drunk. :)
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: tomh38 on December 19, 2007, 07:42:57 am
When I was in college all the students were always drunk.

Hey, give Aristotle a break.  It's not like he had anything to start with.  We take all sorts of scientific principles as given, but they had to be squeezed out of Mother Nature like ... never mind, that's a bad analogy.  Anyway, Aristotle was wrong about many things in the physical world, but he didn't know people were going to follow his ideas slavishly for 2,000 years.  And his students were probably drunk.

Let me start over.  You have to admit that Aristotle's Physics was pretty retarded compared to the obscure, but very skillful Greek mechanical innovations of the time. Hero of Alexandria (http://www.ai.mit.edu/lab/olympics/99/cover/superman.gif) had a lot to show for his conjectures.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 19, 2007, 07:54:32 am
Let me start over.  You have to admit that Aristotle's Physics was pretty retarded compared to the obscure, but very skillful Greek mechanical innovations of the time. Hero of Alexandria (http://www.ai.mit.edu/lab/olympics/99/cover/superman.gif) had a lot to show for his conjectures.

Superman: progenitor of the Greek people.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: BlueMage on December 19, 2007, 02:07:15 pm
Here business admin. students are always drunk. :)

Here, engineering students - I was the exception :(
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 19, 2007, 06:22:40 pm
Here business admin. students are always drunk. :)

Here, engineering students - I was the exception :(

Nothing to be ashamed of.
Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: Xeon on December 20, 2007, 06:22:49 am
Nice hanumizzle. I guess you are gonna like the discrete math next semester? :D.

Although i am still on secondary school my trimester also finished. 69% in total (what a number  ;D) and a peak at physics (92%)
I put myself in a really good position to pass this year and pass on to the high school/university.

Title: Re: semester almost over
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on December 20, 2007, 07:01:31 am
Nice hanumizzle. I guess you are gonna like the discrete math next semester? :D.

With the time I have to study abstract algebra and Haskell (i.e., applied discrete mathematics) in the next three or four weeks, I should. We'll do a lot of proofs and that's something I'd like, because I'm not really used to doing proofs.

Although i am still on secondary school my trimester also finished. 69% in total (what a number  ;D) and a peak at physics (92%)
I put myself in a really good position to pass this year and pass on to the high school/university.

I guess the 92% in physics as opposed to 69% total is because they made you take a lot of boring and pointless classes like Latin. I know how you feel. I wouldn't even bother studying for such things.

As a cultural note, I know the meaning of 'high school' in most Germanic languages (e.g., högskola). But here, 'high school' is a secondary school. When you say 'high school', it tends to confuse most English speakers.