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Postby Pox » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:23 am

Oh yeah, school's over, that's right. I was going to necromance the "A level" (or whatever it is) thread, but decided against... anyway, I got 98.6. 98 was my target, so I'm happy. :)
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Postby KingAl » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:53 am

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Postby vanarbulax » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:00 am

Heh, school was over a week and a half ago for me. Longer school hours normally so we have longer Christmas breaks.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:10 am

School? Holidays? Some of us work.........
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Postby vanarbulax » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:22 am

Yeah I do kind of wonder if I should be doing more than watching all the back in blacks on comedy central and making a zoombini shield. But then I realize that I should take advantage of any time I can to do nothing particularly useful.
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Postby jelco » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:15 pm

Hey elexis, resize your avatar.

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Postby zjoere » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:32 pm

Rkiver wrote:School? Holidays? Some of us work.........


or study ..............
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:33 pm

zjoere wrote:
Rkiver wrote:School? Holidays? Some of us work.........


or study ..............


Trust me, get out into the real world. Studying is piss easy. Try running an entire monitoring department on your own for 10 hours straight, covering server collapses, zone failures, hard ware replacements, and so on.

That's what I'm doing right now.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:41 pm

Rkiver wrote:
zjoere wrote:
Rkiver wrote:School? Holidays? Some of us work.........


or study ..............


Trust me, get out into the real world. Studying is piss easy. Try running an entire monitoring department on your own for 10 hours straight, covering server collapses, zone failures, hard ware replacements, and so on.

That's what I'm doing right now.

Pfft! That's not work. You'd have to add a demanding wife (perhaps that's redundant?), some kids (plural), and at least one extra regular non-work, non-family related activity. Then you're getting there. :P

10 hours? That's a standard work day. :wink:
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Postby Mas Tnega » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:58 pm

I just beat the final boss of I Wanna Be The Guy because of a random slowmo glitch (Read: random instance of too much CPU use on its own part). I'm not sure whether to appreciate this in its fullest, or take the fall (Spoiler: [size=0]You can die during the end credits. This *is* I Wanna Be The Guy, after all[/size]).

Real life morality issues? Never heard of them.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:02 pm

The game has four difficulty settings: Medium, Hard, Very Hard, and Impossible. The salient difference between difficulty settings is the number of save points available throughout the game, from 62, to 41, to 22, to none at all. Also, while playing on Medium mode, The Kid's hair has a pink bow in it, and any save points exclusive to Medium difficulty are labeled "WUSS" instead of "SAVE".

Hehe, I'll have to try this game some day. :P
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Postby Xocrates » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:13 pm

Am I the only one who thinks working is way easier and more relaxed than (college level) studying? :?

Mind you, I don't work 10 hours a day (I usually work some 8 to 9, although admittedly I'm probably the one who works the least)
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Postby TomCat39 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:11 pm

Xocrates wrote:Am I the only one who thinks working is way easier and more relaxed than (college level) studying? :?

Mind you, I don't work 10 hours a day (I usually work some 8 to 9, although admittedly I'm probably the one who works the least)


Nah, I'm with you, work is generally easier than college study. With work you know what youhave to do and you do it. With study you have to figure it all out aka learn. With work, they let you retry until you get it figured. With study, you just get pooor marks if you don't get it right the first time. With work, you leave it there once you punch that clock and go home (usually). With study, there is plenty more to study at home. Even long days at work are usually shorter than long days of study.
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Postby xander » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:42 pm

TomCat39 wrote:
Xocrates wrote:Am I the only one who thinks working is way easier and more relaxed than (college level) studying? :?

Mind you, I don't work 10 hours a day (I usually work some 8 to 9, although admittedly I'm probably the one who works the least)


Nah, I'm with you, work is generally easier than college study. With work you know what youhave to do and you do it. With study you have to figure it all out aka learn. With work, they let you retry until you get it figured. With study, you just get pooor marks if you don't get it right the first time. With work, you leave it there once you punch that clock and go home (usually). With study, there is plenty more to study at home. Even long days at work are usually shorter than long days of study.

It really depends upon what you do for a living. For instance, I think that teaching is easier than school (I know the material, and only have to convey it to students). However, it is much more time consuming than studying -- 8 hours spent in the classroom every day, plus an hour or two every evening grading papers, plus more time on the weekend. Not to mention other work related activities, like "parent nights," home visits, and attending student performances.

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Postby MikeTheWookiee » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:47 pm

Studying's easier, because I can do all my work outside of lectures in the comfort of either the pub or the Students' Union. Actually, thinking about it, the pub is far more likely. Or, failing either of those if I can't be bothered to get out of bed I can do it there. (With a great big :P to Ace on Thursdays)

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