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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:13 pm

I HATE it when you're about to put the casserole dish full of leftovers in the fridge and it slips and smashes and not only are you out a casserole dish, your delicious leftovers are gone too!
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Postby Rei » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:30 pm

That I got an 80 on my first Logic Quiz, and that the teacher mentioned something about a "bell curve", but didn't actually curve our grades, even though the average was a C.
I know that at Toronto, all class averages were supposed to be C.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:25 pm

The "War Games" sequel. WHY DOES WAR GAMES HAVE A SEQUEL. And a s***** made-for-tv movie sequel, at that.

I saw this when my roomate had the tv on the other day, without knowing what it was, at first. I remember thinking what a dumb movie it was... and then... hey wait, that's the WOPR. Okay, that's cool, a War Games reference. Wait, it's like, actually involved in the storyline. And they're referring to "Joshua". And oh my god this is an extension of the War Games story why does this exist aaaaaaugh.
the teacher mentioned something about a "bell curve", but didn't actually curve our grades, even though the average was a C.
...isn't it supposed to be a C? I thought that's what you curve towards.
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Postby CezeN » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:55 pm

I mean, there was no curve at all. Grades weren't curved to a C or anything like that.

Either way, he dropped the word "curve" and didn't deliver.
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Postby Mich » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:05 pm

Ah. Just a bell, then. Love those. Make a good "dongggg" noise.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:24 pm

:? Suicidal thoughts. Man, those things are annoying.
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Postby zeroguy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:40 pm

Ah. Just a bell, then. Love those. Make a good "dongggg" noise.
neo, you should do this.

"Hey Mr. -dragon, what's with that bell?"
"I was going to give you all a bell curve for that last quiz, but the grades turned out better than I thought, so I just dropped the curve."
"..."
"BONGGGGGGG"
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:23 pm

Either way, he dropped the word "curve" and didn't deliver.
He was just explaining that the grades randomly distributed in a bell curve (clustered middle with outliers on both ends, all that jazz). I don't see how that implies that grades are determimed by relative distribution (ala curved grading).
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Postby CezeN » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:54 am

I don't see what the point of explaining that would be.

No seriously, assuming this isn't a case where virtually everyone failed or got a near perfect score, there's obviously going to be at least one person who does significantly worse than the majority and/or at least one person who does significantly better.

Following his announcment that the average was a C, if he mentions the word "curve", he better damn well be giving us a curve.

Imagine I was lost for days in the Sahara desert. I'm thirsty and near dehydrated. That's like telling me that I do have water hidden on my person...it's actually 50% or so of my body!

Teacher: "Wow, you look really dehydrated. You'll probably die in another hour without any water..."
Me: ".....W...a...t...e...r....p..l...z"
Teacher: "You actually have water on you..."
Me: "W...h...a....t?!....water!?...w...h...e..r...e?!....
Teacher: "Well, a huge percentage of your body is made out of water. The more you know! =]
Me: "..........."
Teacher: "........=)"
Me: "Cool story bro, how does that help me with my thirst?"
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:07 am

Sounds more like this happened:
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Postby jotabe » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:09 pm

i haven't ever seen an exam score distribution that would fit with a gaussian lol, not even roughly. More often than not, it's like the superposition of 3 different gaussians.
But i have seen maxwellian distributions XD
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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:28 pm

Ah. Just a bell, then. Love those. Make a good "dongggg" noise.
neo, you should do this.

"Hey Mr. -dragon, what's with that bell?"
"I was going to give you all a bell curve for that last quiz, but the grades turned out better than I thought, so I just dropped the curve."
"..."
"BONGGGGGGG"
Pfft. My jokes are much funnier than that. Props are for amateurs.
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Postby CezeN » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:13 pm

Ah. Just a bell, then. Love those. Make a good "dongggg" noise.
neo, you should do this.

"Hey Mr. -dragon, what's with that bell?"
"I was going to give you all a bell curve for that last quiz, but the grades turned out better than I thought, so I just dropped the curve."
"..."
"BONGGGGGGG"
Pfft. My jokes are much funnier than that. Props are for amateurs.
....are you serious?

Because I'd laugh so hard and perm-respect a teacher if he/she ever did the joke Zeroguy proposed.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:35 am

I hate learning the words to a song incorrectly because once they're ingrained, nothing is undoing that, including looking up the real lyrics.
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Postby Petra456 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:56 am

I hate learning the words to a song incorrectly because once they're ingrained, nothing is undoing that, including looking up the real lyrics.
This, sooo much! Although, what happens with me is I end up hating the actual lyrics and think what I heard origionally is way better.

Oh, I also hate my iTunes account right now. I forgot what happened, but it's not letting me play the music I purchased from iTunes because it doesn't recognize my computer. It also won't let me authorize it because it says my password is wrong... I apparently don't know the answer to my security question either, which is stupid because it's my birthday...
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Postby locke » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:13 am

gastrointestinal distress. That's what I get for binging on crap food made mostly of wheat after a few weeks with very little of stuff made of it. Seriously learned my lesson. ugh.

being away from pweb, more or less, since Thanksgiving. The holidays are always the time I have the least amount of time, and then even since before thanksgiving I've been not taking my computer to work or using it much less at work. The problem with pweb at work is that I feel obligated to read every thread, and that can be an hours long proposition (that gets ever longer if you don't tackle it because it is too long) compared to the few minutes I spend bouncing from page to page of other websites, news sources and forums where I do nothing so much as briefly browse. On top of that new job has meant more hours in the day, and working days means being able to go to the gym again (for me at least, that means after work as I find it impossible to go to the gym either before or after work when working a graveyard shift). and just a downsizing somewhat of internet time this year has also just left me with less time than I would like to be able to devote here.

But I definitely don't hate how busy I've been, it's a relatively welcome change to the often miserable 2010 work situation.
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Postby ender1 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:07 pm

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Postby Rei » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:15 am

Unpredictable fire alarm tests.

Also, fire alarm drills which then take you longer to realise that it's actually an alarm because when they test the system is so erratic. It's not a great way to wake up in the morning.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:57 pm

I have stress-eaten my way through 1.5 boxes of Thin Mints since last night. BAD. VERY BAD.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:28 pm

Feeling cold.

I really ought to bundle up more.
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Postby Luet » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:52 pm

I really, really, really hate the critter (probably a mouse) that is scratching/rattling in the wall between our bedroom and kitchen at 5am every morning. It does it 2-3 times a day but never fails to do it daily at around 5am. It goes on for around 30 minutes each time. It is LOUD. The sound feels like it is clawing at my insides. I want to hurt something very badly. I normally like mice quite a lot but I find myself imagining violent things happening to it. I have never called a pest control company but I think I am going to break down and do it tomorrow. This has been going on for over a week and I am starting to lose it.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:15 pm

I had that once... It was like the mouse was running laps around the room. I hardly slept at all. Darn mice, stay outside!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:08 pm

we had that problem with bats at my parents house back in the day.
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Postby Satya » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:02 am

THINGS THAT I FUCKING HATED WITH THE RAGE OF A 1,000 SUNS:

- getting up as usual at 5:30am to hit the gym for 6:30 before heading to work for 9, only to find that because of a little snow the gym will not open until 8.
- looking outside and the sidewalk to the parking lot has 3 feet of snow and they haven't even plowed halfway through yet
- I can't go back to bed because I'll have to move my car when they get done before they start plowing the driveway because the apartment management gets unreasonably upset when you don't move your car for the plow
- can't get my workout done in the half hour I'll have between opening at 8 and having to leave to get to work for 9
- have to decide between working out after work (which I dislike, especially since I'm already up and ready) or blowing off the first hour of work
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:00 pm

My lack of ability to concentrate.
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Postby Kill Devil Hill » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:23 pm

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- Cockroaches
- Teachers that rule 94.7% a B+.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:28 pm

My lack of ability to concentrate.
God, yes, feeling you on that one. I've been trying so hard to make headway on my reading but I just can't focus for the life of me. I know it's because I'm stressed about work.

Cockroaches
Absolutely. They scare the hell out of me.

Teachers that rule 94.7% a B+.
In Junior High, it was a 7 point grading scale, so 93-100% was an A, 85-92% a B, and so on. Later, when I taught there, it was still that way for all subjects but math; since we were required to give State standards quizzes that were 5 questions long, we argued it'd be better to move to a 10 point grading scale and the board reluctantly agreed. So, yeah, that's weird.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:40 pm

I hate the way my eyes feel when I run a fever. It feels like they're on fire!


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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:12 pm

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Postby Kill Devil Hill » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:36 pm

Absolutely. They scare the hell out of me.
I hope they go extinct. I was opening the door into my shower (adjacent to my bedroom), and I heard scurrying. I turn on the light and this monster-looking thing starts running around like crazy. No exaggeration, that thing must've been an inch and a half long. I screamed for at least a minute straight until it left my eyesight. This happened two weeks ago and I'm still sleeping on my couch in the living room.

If anybody has any tips on how to attract and kill a cockroach without having to look at it, fire away! :D I'd like to sleep in my bed soon.

In Junior High, it was a 7 point grading scale, so 93-100% was an A, 85-92% a B, and so on. Later, when I taught there, it was still that way for all subjects but math; since we were required to give State standards quizzes that were 5 questions long, we argued it'd be better to move to a 10 point grading scale and the board reluctantly agreed. So, yeah, that's weird.
That's so weird. What made them start using a seven-point grading scale in the first place? My school uses a ten-point grading school normally, but my Physics teacher is hell bent on not giving me an A. I think he's mad at me for setting something on fire during a lab or something.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:48 pm

I turn on the light and this monster-looking thing starts running around like crazy. No exaggeration, that thing must've been an inch and a half long.
Yeah, that would have killed me. My roach horror story (only one? okay, I'll tell two) at home happened when I was either in junior high or just barely in high school. I was being lazy and lying on my bedroom floor to put my shoes on. Grab the right shoe, put it on just fine, pick up the left shoe and a roach falls out of it and onto my face. *shudders* So disgusting.

The Other Bad Incident was at school, on the playground. We were playing volleyball for PE and this flying roach lands on my arm while I'm standing there and it didn't want to shake off. Eventually, a classmate got it off but blegh. I'm scarred for life.

That's so weird. What made them start using a seven-point grading scale in the first place?
I believe the excuse they were bandying about was that it helped to prepare us for the difficulties of high school, having stricter standards. The real reason? No idea but that couldn't be it.


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Postby Kill Devil Hill » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:31 pm

pick up the left shoe and a roach falls out of it and onto my face.
This single phrase is, without a doubt, the nastiest thing I've ever read. I have no idea what I'd do if that happened. Part of me would want to scream, but then it would crawl into my mouth and either choke me to death, or I would eventually die of a heart attack. Whichever comes first.

Mucho sympathy. Ick. Nasty!
The Other Bad Incident was at school, on the playground. We were playing volleyball for PE and this flying roach lands on my arm while I'm standing there and it didn't want to shake off. Eventually, a classmate got it off but blegh. I'm scarred for life.
I've never seen a flying cockroach. O_O We don't get those in California. Instead, we get blind beatles that burrow out of the ground and attack your face. Still, their shiny backs >>>> a flying cockroach any day of the week. I've never been so happy to live in California. Do they ever hit your windows while driving?

I believe the excuse they were bandying about was that it helped to prepare us for the difficulties of high school, having stricter standards. The real reason? No idea but that couldn't be it.


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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:42 pm

Do they ever hit your windows while driving?

Hmm. I don't drive much, never have, but I'm pretty sure they stay away from cars. Really, there are some that can fly and some other breed(s) that can't, so you may have them, too, considering I can walk to CA from work.



My coworker, a former parole officer, told me this story about a home in one of the really run-down areas of town where she and her then partner were sent to check on a parolee. The door was locked, no one was answering, and it was night, so they couldn't see inside all that well. She thought she saw the wall moving -the entire thing- so she shined her flashlight in. Floor to ceiling roach infestation. THAT is the most disturbing roach story I've ever heard.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:46 pm

One of the major advantages to a cold climate - I have never seen a roach.

Maybe at the zoo once.
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