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That made me laugh xD If you make a trip to Adelaide, you can eat at Burger King, though it isn't quite the same lol

My rant: Is it just me or are things taught REALLY slowly in US public schools? I was gone for 3 weekdays and I hardly missed anything. In fact, I sat down the day I came back and took two tests and a quiz without a problem...even after missing two lectures and a review day. Really, the whole deal is a waste of time. I should be learning at least twice as much as I am :doh:

I feel the same way, at times... They don't move fast enough, then the government complains about our education... Sort of like how the government sends out food stamps for food that is loaded with calories for very small portions of a meal, and then complains about obesity...

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Next, I have my science project - 20% of my final grade. I worked for a good hour, translating this page into English that the average person can understand, and making it all my own writing. I copied and pasted the document from microsoft word into Hotmail and sent it to myself - I didn't save the document, however. Hotmail cut off the majority of my work, for some reason, and I have until next Tuesday to finish it.

I keep getting so frustrated with myself...

I used to deal with issues like these until I started using Dropbox for my academic work. Now I use Dropbox and Google Drive to really make sure that there is a copy of sensitive documents SOMEWHERE in the cloud.

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My rant: Is it just me or are things taught REALLY slowly in US public schools? I was gone for 3 weekdays and I hardly missed anything. In fact, I sat down the day I came back and took two tests and a quiz without a problem...even after missing two lectures and a review day. Really, the whole deal is a waste of time. I should be learning at least twice as much as I am :doh:

What state do you live in? I didn't feel like I was challenged much during my time in public schools, however for high school I went to my state's magnet school for math and science: http://www.asms.net

It was still technically a public school so it was free to attend and it was WAY more challenging. It made my freshman year at university feel like a breeze. :P

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What state do you live in? I didn't feel like I was challenged much during my time in public schools, however for high school I went to my state's magnet school for math and science: http://www.asms.net

It was still technically a public school so it was free to attend and it was WAY more challenging. It made my freshman year at university feel like a breeze. :P

We had a program called PACE at my old public school in Florida, and it made this year (eighth grade) feel like third grade. I already had a civics class, and yet, at my new school, I am back to reading watered-down versions of history... I think I kept my notebook from civics, and I hope I did as it would help in the future...

Anyways, I think being out of PACE for a while has gotten me dulled - I don't work as hard anymore, even with ADD medicine that I didn't have while I was in PACE. I will hopefully be in honors classes next year, so that I can end up in AP and get college credit.

Edit: Public school in Florida gives a better education than private school in the northern region South Carolina - where my private school is one of the top schools for a good education in the area.

As of fourth grade, my IQ was 140, and that is what got me into the PACE program.

Edit 2: My medicine is starting to take effect. Time for me to get to work.

Edited by AGJM

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Too many words. I should have just said, "Work's the pits. Beer?"
:lol:
I marvel at the way men can use so few words. Quite a bit of envy there too. :)

Yeah. (I wanted to leave it at that :lol: )

I had my eyes opened by that book. My partner and I both read it and now we both have caves. I think you need them. It's not just the tools - it's the place where the (cave)men go to lick their wounds when the hunting has been poor. We think about stuff there. The tools are just puffery.

My 'cave' is any space immediately in front of a screen. I get deaf there. Even though I can respond to questions I don't hear them.

Men huh?

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...I'm sorry, have you met me?

Only on here...see how well you did with that one?? :lol: There's always an exception to the rule :scanner:

@EER, we have separate offices too. Interesting concept - screen deafness. I vaguely remember him saying something...& I did respond. Must've been an ok response...wonder what I've agreed to this time :unimpressed:

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How many exceptions does it take to brake a rule?

rant: I'm hungry all the time!

congratz on 3k posts! :D
What state do you live in? I didn't feel like I was challenged much during my time in public schools, however for high school I went to my state's magnet school for math and science: http://www.asms.net

Unfortunately, I'm not in Alabama. Otherwise, I would seriously consider going there (w00t for math and science! :D ) Anyhow, I wasn't public schooled until I got to high school, so I'm really questioning the state of US education now >.>

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Interesting concept - screen deafness. I vaguely remember him saying something...& I did respond. Must've been an ok response...wonder what I've agreed to this time :unimpressed:

Screen deafness is just the start. It gets worse. Much worse.

I sit in front of the screen and my hearing goes first. Next the mouth drops open. I start to grunt and groan.

There has to be a support group for this...., "Hi my name is ____ and I'm a Screen Zombie!" (chorus: "Hi ____")

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Screen deafness is just the start. It gets worse. Much worse.

I sit in front of the screen and my hearing goes first. Next the mouth drops open. I start to grunt and groan.

There has to be a support group for this...., "Hi my name is ____ and I'm a Screen Zombie!" (chorus: "Hi ____")

Or more accurately

"Hi my name is ____ and I'm a Screen Zombie!" (chorus: "Urrghhhhh")

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Screen deafness is just the start. It gets worse. Much worse.

I sit in front of the screen and my hearing goes first. Next the mouth drops open. I start to grunt and groan.

There has to be a support group for this...., "Hi my name is ____ and I'm a Screen Zombie!" (chorus: "Hi ____")

lucky for me i dont have screen deafness, i have SELECTIVE HEARING :D

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Lack of sleep due to 9 teenage girls marauding through the house all night. What part of 'sleepover' don't they get ?

Night time I'm buying a taser and a bottle of ketamine ...

(In a total non-pervy way !)

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Lack of sleep due to 9 teenage girls marauding through the house all night. What part of 'sleepover' don't they get ?

Night time I'm buying a taser and a bottle of ketamine ...

(In a total non-pervy way !)

just go up to them and say, ''hey does this perfume smell like chloroform to you?''

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Rant: I can't seem to get my profile picture to change, it won't accept the image I want to link to. It is the right size and file type, unless these requirements have changed with the updating of the forum.

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I used the wrong term there (I blame Facebook), I was referring to my avatar. Is there any distinction with the upgrade?

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I think you need to sign up with 'Gravatar.com'(free) to get it to work - well, that's what I did, - photobucket didn't work.

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I've tried Photobucket and ImageShack, none of the urls will be accepted. Is there an option to upload? I can only see an option for Gravatar or to give a url.

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