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It's not overpriced, just high priced because it's the top quality, for those that want it / can afford it.

Take noise cancelation, other cheaper brands work great for their price, but bose is like you cant hear anything else!

plus i think the fact that noise cancelation can be turned on/off is handy too!

To each his own, i guess though. Right?

No. You are wrong.

Bose is a far cry from "the top quaity." There are many companies that offer higher quality equipment, and a lot of it can be had for less money. Of course, some of the true audiophile gear can also be much much more expensive, too.

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There are many companies that offer higher quality equipment, and a lot of it can be had for less money.

I think this is true of a lot of things. I watch the Gadget Show where they test out different types of things and rate them.

Quite often it's not the most expensive or best known brand that wins.

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No. You are wrong.

Bose is a far cry from "the top quaity." There are many companies that offer higher quality equipment, and a lot of it can be had for less money. Of course, some of the true audiophile gear can also be much much more expensive, too.

So true. I've been to a Bang & Olufsen store before. It was just me and my dad, so we convinced the sales clerk to crank up a pair of these babies: http://www.bang-olufsen.com/beolab5

I've never heard such beautiful speakers in my life. Better than Bose any day. Of course, they also cost more than the average car...

@Boltbait: Yeah, they are expensive. Thankfully I got mine as a gift, then turned them in 2 years later and upgraded for $60. So not too bad. :)

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@ Sfifer

You've finished the school term already?! When did you start?

I'm from Australia so our school days are different from those in the US. I started school about 8 weeks ago in July.

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No, our school year is as follows

Term 1

January 24 - April 15

Term 2

April 25 - June 24

Term 3

July 11 - September 16

Term 4

October 3 - November 2

I've finished a little earlier this term because all my exams are over.

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Can someone post American terms after? I wonder if they vary from state to state...

English Terms: (approx. dates)

Autumn Term: September 1/7 - December 15

Spring Term: January 4th - March 30th

Summer Term: April 26 - July 20th

With one week holidays halfway tgrough each term. :)

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It not only varies by state, it varies by school district in the USA. The approximate dates for a standard two-semester system are as follows:

Fall Semester: Mid-August through Mid-December

Spring Semester: Early January through Late May

Summer school is rare for schools with that sort of schedule. Some school districts follow the trimester format, which ends up being more like TheHowler's list, while so-called "Year-Round" school sounds a lot like the Australian format that Sfifer posted. I went to a school that had a standard ("classic") two-semester schedule.

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Australia and New Zealand have submitted their proposal to host the Square Kilometre Array.

The Square Kilometre Array will be the most powerful radio telescope ever built and is estimated to cost about €1.5 billion.

The telescope will consist of several thousand dishes up to 5,500 kilometres apart, working as a single telescope and if Australasia wins the hosting rights, will be spread over the two countries with about two out stations likely in New Zealand. Each station will require about 30 to 40 dishes of about 15 metres in diameter, which will transmit about 160 gigabits per second to a central processing core.

Hah! Only 160 gigabit/sec/station, chicken feed....

I'm hearing that the SKA will generate so much data that IBM are in discussions to build a new super computer just to deal with the information influx.

Full article: http://www.nbr.co.nz...itted-aw-100613

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I SERIOUSLY hope you meant 2500, not 250. 250 would make me want to blow my brains out. Then again, most essays do; I want challenges, people!

Edited by Rubrica

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Nope, I meant 250. And, in final exams if you go over 300 your points are reduced... :--(

Weird system. Here you're penalized for the contrary. Though word-restrictions only apply for Language classes, in other subjects you're pretty much on your own, but writing lots and lots is still implicity encouraged. It is penalized if you do go off-topic in History essays, for instance.

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Maybe it's an exercise in getting you to be as concise as possible in a debate ?

The simple answer is ... cars shouldn't be scrapped. People who dawdle and can't drive confidently/competently at 60/70/80 mph shouldn't be allowed on the roads. Thus making all other cars more economical therefore less damaging to the enviroment ;)

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^ Good point.

I've always wanted to learn to program. Not necessarily something too useful or anything, but something that could help build my knowledge a bit of how computers and programs work. But I have no idea where to even start. And considering I'm only 14, I'm kinda lost for thoughts on it. So, I thought some of the guys out in the PdN Forums might have been in my position before. Does anyone have any helpful tips?

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^ Good point.

I've always wanted to learn to program. Not necessarily something too useful or anything, but something that could help build my knowledge a bit of how computers and programs work. But I have no idea where to even start. And considering I'm only 14, I'm kinda lost for thoughts on it. So, I thought some of the guys out in the PdN Forums might have been in my position before. Does anyone have any helpful tips?

I do an IPT class at school and we're learning Visual Basic and it is by far the most confusing stuff ever. Definitely not my cup of tea.

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