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Title: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 12:55 AM
?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Aug 26, 2014, 12:56 AM
Terrible, I'm still not teaching :(
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 12:58 AM
I don't know yet.  At this point the most I can say is expensive. 
Also I'm super hyped!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 01:02 AM

I don't know yet.  At this point the most I can say is expensive. 
Also I'm super hyped!


When do you start?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 01:03 AM

When do you start?

September 2nd.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 01:17 AM

September 2nd.


When do you move in?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 01:20 AM

When do you move in?

Taking online courses and staying at home.  At least for the first semester. 
I didn't like the idea of taking more loans like my sister did. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 01:21 AM

Taking online courses and staying at home.  At least for the first semester. 
I didn't like the idea of taking more loans like my sister did. 


So you can post here a lot? That's cool.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 01:31 AM

So you can post here a lot? That's cool.

Yes.  :D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 01:35 AM

Yes.  :D


Stay in a dorm at least once though. They can be really fun.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Aug 26, 2014, 04:03 AM
I start September 3. I live somewhat close to the College so I live at home. I prefer it this way though, because it costs so much for residency near the school and I'm already paying 4K+ per semester.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Gooch_Suplex_Hold on Aug 26, 2014, 04:05 AM
A lot of booty and I ain't getting none. :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Aug 26, 2014, 07:34 AM
I'm starting College on September 3rd as well. I'm nervously excited but I don't want the holiday to end yet
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 11:05 AM

I'm starting College on September 3rd as well. I'm nervously excited but I don't want the holiday to end yet

Aren't you 16?
Go back to High School!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Aug 26, 2014, 01:35 PM

Aren't you 16?
Go back to High School!

Silly Americans, you start College at 16!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 26, 2014, 05:51 PM

Silly Americans, you start College at 16!

Indeed. College and then University at 20
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 26, 2014, 05:52 PM

A lot of booty and I ain't getting none. :(

Aww. At least you still have your right hand
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 26, 2014, 05:52 PM
Weird and I'm tired. Hate waking up so early.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Aug 26, 2014, 06:18 PM

Indeed. College and then University at 20

Uni at 18 but close :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 26, 2014, 06:19 PM

Uni at 18 but close :P

Now you're just making shame up
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Aug 26, 2014, 06:39 PM

Now you're just making shame up

Am not!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Aug 26, 2014, 07:34 PM
I started yesterday!  Gonna be a kickass semester.  And no don't live in a fudgy dorm people.  fudge the college life.  I've commuted an hour since I started college 2 years ago.  And not to mention I only go 1 day a week this semester since I have 2 online class and my other classes are on Monday's.  Cool thing though is I have next monday off since it's Labor Day so I don't have to go back to campus for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 08:24 PM

Uni at 18 but close :P


Now you're just making shame up

As far as I'm concerned, you're both making stuff up. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 08:58 PM

I started yesterday!  Gonna be a kickass semester.  And no don't live in a fudgy dorm people.  fudge the college life.  I've commuted an hour since I started college 2 years ago.  And not to mention I only go 1 day a week this semester since I have 2 online class and my other classes are on Monday's.  Cool thing though is I have next monday off since it's Labor Day so I don't have to go back to campus for 2 weeks.


Ignore this man!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Aug 26, 2014, 09:15 PM

Ignore this man!

DO NOT IGNORE ME!!  Besides people mostly live in dorms because of partying and I'm not about that life so fudge that.  AIN'T GOT NO TIME FOR DAT WIT ALL MY MODELING YO!!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 26, 2014, 09:55 PM

DO NOT IGNORE ME!!  Besides people mostly live in dorms because of partying and I'm not about that life so fudge that.  AIN'T GOT NO TIME FOR DAT WIT ALL MY MODELING YO!!

You model while you party. Do you even facebook?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 10:10 PM
A few things I need to take care of first. 
Financial aid, and trying to get into that Math class. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 10:11 PM

A few things I need to take care of first. 
Financial aid, and trying to get into that Math class. 


Which math class?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 10:13 PM

Which math class?

Calc III
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 10:14 PM

Calc III


Fun!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 26, 2014, 10:17 PM

Fun!

Oh yeah? 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Aug 26, 2014, 10:23 PM

Oh yeah? 

Yeah!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 30, 2014, 01:52 PM
Wasn't able to get into Calc III.  :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 30, 2014, 08:57 PM
School is crazy...literally

@above: Why not? :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 31, 2014, 01:26 AM

School is crazy...literally

@above: Why not? :(

The class filled up, and I don't know if my test results made it yet. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 03, 2014, 05:25 PM
School is making me nervous. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 03, 2014, 05:29 PM

School is making me nervous. 

Why?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 03, 2014, 05:32 PM

Why?

Because it's all new for me. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 03, 2014, 05:38 PM

Because it's all new for me. 

Ah well trust me there is nothing to be nervous about.  I was a little nervous too on my first day and a little before, but just try going into the first day thinking everything will be awesome.  It will be alright.  Also try and open up a bit to people in your classes.  It makes it so much more enjoyable if you try not to be shy.  I was pretty shy my first year, but now I've opened up a lot over the last 2 years.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 05:56 PM
Just had my first day at college. It went quite well
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 03, 2014, 05:58 PM

Just had my first day at college. It went quite well

Good.  Glad "college" is going well. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 06:01 PM

Good.  Glad "college" is going well.

lol thanks
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 07:52 PM
I hate my inability to talk to people
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 03, 2014, 08:03 PM

I hate my inability to talk to people

Yep, I'm like that too.  I've gotten better about it, and am going to try and break out even more this semester.

Also it doesn't help that I think a lot of people are idiots.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:08 PM

Yep, I'm like that too.  I've gotten better about it, and am going to try and break out even more this semester.

Also it doesn't help that I think a lot of people are idiots.

lol well I don't think people are idiots. I struggle to think what to say to people and when I do I struggle to get it out. Its not nice
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 03, 2014, 08:14 PM

lol well I don't think people are idiots. I struggle to think what to say to people and when I do I struggle to get it out. Its not nice

Well it's probably quite a bit different in UK, but a lot(literally a lot) of people in the US are absolutely idiots.  They think the dumbest things are funny, they are immature piece of nuggets, and they have no respect for anyone else or their elders. 

But yeah, starting a conversation is really hard for me.  Once one is started though I'm good. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:17 PM

Well it's probably quite a bit different in UK, but a lot(literally a lot) of people in the US are absolutely idiots.  They think the dumbest things are funny, they are immature piece of nuggets, and they have no respect for anyone else or their elders. 

But yeah, starting a conversation is really hard for me.  Once one is started though I'm good.

Yep its very similar here but I'm not with idiots anymore because the college I'm in has high standards (5 Bs needed to get in) and I've picked the more 'clever' subjects :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:18 PM
I'm lucky to live near it because its in the top 3 for pretty much every college league table.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 03, 2014, 08:25 PM

I'm lucky to live near it because its in the top 3 for pretty much every college league table.

Nice!

Luckily college people are much better to be around though. 

How many people attend the college you go too?  Mine has 30,000 enrolled.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:26 PM

Nice!

Luckily college people are much better to be around though. 

How many people attend the college you go too?  Mine has 30,000 enrolled.

2000 because its a high school in American terms :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 03, 2014, 08:27 PM

2000 because its a high school in American terms :P

hahahaha I keep forgetting
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:28 PM
How do your high schools work though? Do you have to get specific grades at ...um... middle school to get in or is it just pick one and go?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 03, 2014, 08:33 PM

How do your high schools work though? Do you have to get specific grades at ...um... middle school to get in or is it just pick one and go?


We have districts. If you live in the district, you can go to the high school.

If you want to go out of district, then you have to apply.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 03, 2014, 08:44 PM

We have districts. If you live in the district, you can go to the high school.

If you want to go out of district, then you have to apply.

Yeah same here for high schools but our high schools are your middle schools, sort of. Getting into college is very similar to uni except you don't move to go to college, you find one in your area. They have lots of buses that go all over the place. Off the top of my head there's 5 good ones I could have gone to just by catching a bus.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 04, 2014, 12:33 AM

I hate my inability to talk to people

Me too. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 04, 2014, 12:34 AM

2000 because its a high school in American terms :P

My University's name actually has the word college in it. 
University of (It's a secret) : Colleges. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 04, 2014, 12:35 AM
Talking to people is all about practice.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 04, 2014, 12:38 AM
Being social basically means not being lazy.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 04, 2014, 12:40 AM

Yeah same here for high schools but our high schools are your middle schools, sort of. Getting into college is very similar to uni except you don't move to go to college, you find one in your area. They have lots of buses that go all over the place. Off the top of my head there's 5 good ones I could have gone to just by catching a bus.

In my district, there are a few different Elementary Schools, and the one I went to is basically one building that includes 3 sections, each for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 04, 2014, 04:04 PM

Being social basically means not being lazy.

Or just not being shy....
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 08:12 PM
Finished my first (half) week at college.  At first it felt a bit weird, I guess it hadn't hit me that I'd be spending the next two years of my life there. On the first day it hit me how much more work than school it would be and I worried a bit but after two more days I've settled down and I'm starting to enjoy myself. Still struggling to speak to people in my Physics and Chemistry classes but Physics is getting better. Someone I know sits with me in maths and the other two on my table are great so I'm really enjoying maths. Just struggling to talk to that person I really want to talk to  :-\
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 05, 2014, 08:13 PM

Finished my first (half) week at college.  At first it felt a bit weird, I guess it hadn't hit me that I'd be spending the next two years of my life there. On the first day it hit me how much more work than school it would be and I worried a bit but after two more days I've settled down and I'm starting to enjoy myself. Still struggling to speak to people in my Physics and Chemistry classes but Physics is getting better. Someone I know sits with me in maths and the other two on my table are great so I'm really enjoying maths. Just struggling to talk to that person I really want to talk to  :-\


Good to hear.

@bold

Tell us more.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 08:22 PM

Good to hear.

@bold

Tell us more.

No  :-[
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 05, 2014, 08:25 PM

No  :-[

Alright
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 08:31 PM
You got a crush on someone?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 08:35 PM
(http://www.mitvsehotovo.cz/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/maybe-333x250.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 09:55 PM
Thought so ;o. Is he into guys?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 09:56 PM
I don't know! He seems as shy as me!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 10:00 PM
Only one way to find out then!!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 10:03 PM
Fight?
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 10:10 PM
I was going to say "ask" but I dunno
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 10:13 PM

I was going to say "ask" but I dunno

Ha! Good one! You're talking to me here
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 10:17 PM
Or try to find out subtly...stalk his fb or something
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Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 10:25 PM

Or try to find out subtly...stalk his fb or something

Done that already! ..... I'm not a stalker
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 05, 2014, 10:25 PM
That's what everyone says
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Post by: Xevross on Sep 05, 2014, 10:28 PM

That's what everyone says

You saying we're all stalkers?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 06, 2014, 01:07 AM

You saying we're all stalkers?

Yep. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 06, 2014, 01:12 AM

Done that already! ..... I'm not a stalker

But are you an unpaid private investigator?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 06, 2014, 01:23 AM
I'm a volunteer private investigator. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 06, 2014, 01:34 PM
Depends what kind of private we're talking about!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 06, 2014, 09:30 PM
I just feel like I can't focus on things like I used to. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Sep 06, 2014, 09:42 PM

I just feel like I can't focus on things like I used to.

Same here. I often lack motivation to do things, even things I want to do haha
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 09, 2014, 03:40 AM
I'm falling behind!
Some of the classes aren't set up well, so it's been a pain to find out what I'm supposed to be doing. And now that I've figured out what I'm supposed to be doing, I'm struggling to do it in a timely manner. 
Just yesterday, I went from not knowing any of the psych material to taking a quiz in 2 hours!  Really easy quiz, but I'm needing to rush through everything so far. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 09, 2014, 05:57 AM

I just feel like I can't focus on things like I used to. 

I believe that will get worse! It did for me at least.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 09, 2014, 11:57 AM

I'm falling behind!
Some of the classes aren't set up well, so it's been a pain to find out what I'm supposed to be doing. And now that I've figured out what I'm supposed to be doing, I'm struggling to do it in a timely manner. 
Just yesterday, I went from not knowing any of the psych material to taking a quiz in 2 hours!  Really easy quiz, but I'm needing to rush through everything so far. 

Some next level shame right der
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 15, 2014, 05:02 AM
I don't feel ready for college. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Gooch_Suplex_Hold on Sep 16, 2014, 12:48 AM
Get ready, 1/2 tau.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Sep 16, 2014, 01:07 AM

Get ready, 1/2 tau.


Great advice.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 16, 2014, 04:22 AM
Thanks Gooch.
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 25, 2014, 12:22 AM
Bleh.  :P

Also this should give me a moustached emoticon. 
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Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: 7H3 on Sep 25, 2014, 04:03 PM
schools great! got my bs in cs last year! :P
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Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 25, 2014, 05:23 PM
I got my bs last year too!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 01, 2014, 07:24 PM
Alright, so taking school online isn't really for me, but I gotta finish something at least. 

I slack a lot, so I'm not doing all my stuff when I should be, and I miss lectures. 

Ended up dropping a class, already.  :P

Next semester I'll be hopefully taking actual classes. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 07, 2014, 01:59 AM
*Goes to take Psychology quiz (15 minutes)*
*Quiz is actually a full test (70 minutes)*
*Test is due in 45 minutes*
*Takes 70 minute test in 45 minutes, crying on the inside*
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Oct 07, 2014, 03:17 AM

*Goes to take Psychology quiz (15 minutes)*
*Quiz is actually a full test (70 minutes)*
*Test is due in 45 minutes*
*Takes 70 minute test in 45 minutes, crying on the inside*


I had something kinda like that. Misread a clock and thought I had 5 minutes left. Rushed rushed rushed and finished. Then only after I figured I still had 45 minutes left.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 07, 2014, 03:22 AM

I had something kinda like that. Misread a clock and thought I had 5 minutes left. Rushed rushed rushed and finished. Then only after I figured I still had 45 minutes left.

During my placement testing, there were 2 different tests going on with 2 different end times.  I glance up and look at the wrong one and it was the same situation.  :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 02:05 AM
I always feel anxiety when logging into my school site.  :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 26, 2014, 02:10 AM

Wasn't able to get into Calc III.  :(


Good, I wouldn't want to see Calculus and Algebra merge into a mess of a course.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Oct 26, 2014, 02:11 AM

I always feel anxiety when logging into my school site.  :P


Yeah I was the same way. You just hate to learn you missed something.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 02:17 AM

Good, I wouldn't want to see Calculus and Algebra merge into a mess of a course.

What?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 02:17 AM

Yeah I was the same way. You just hate to learn you missed something.

Lot's of times I know I missed something and I don't want to see how bad it was.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 26, 2014, 02:18 AM

What?


Calculus and Algebra are just two different ways of doing the same math.  One is based on graph theory, the other is done mechanically.  They eventually merge together.  That's what Calculus 3 is.  I wouldn't be surprised if the discrete stuff starts showing up there.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 02:28 AM

Calculus and Algebra are just two different ways of doing the same math.  One is based on graph theory, the other is done mechanically.  They eventually merge together.  That's what Calculus 3 is.  I wouldn't be surprised if the discrete stuff starts showing up there.

Hmmm I never saw it like that. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 26, 2014, 03:56 AM

Hmmm I never saw it like that. 


Well my TA for Algebra mentioned that about the Calculus 3 course (Which I never took).  Though you can see a bit of it in high school Algebra when you study linear equations.  y-x+10 = 0 is a line on a plane, y = x - 10 is a line on a graph displaced 10 down.  Obviously it gets far more complex than that.  But the principle remains.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 04:10 AM
Personally I felt that Calculus was basically advanced algebra with some special sauce. 
Algebra:  m = ?y/?x   
This only works with lines though; then bam Calculus makes this thingy and it works with everything.  EVERYTHING*. 
Calculus: m = ?y/?x = ?f(x)/?x = (f(x1) - f(x))/(x1-x)  ::: x1 = x+h :::  (f(x+h) - f(x)) /(x+h-x)  ==== (f(x+h) - f(x))/(h)


*Not really everything. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Oct 26, 2014, 05:28 AM

Personally I felt that Calculus was basically advanced algebra with some special sauce. 
Algebra:  m = ?y/?x   
This only works with lines though; then bam Calculus makes this thingy and it works with everything.  EVERYTHING*. 
Calculus: m = ?y/?x = ?f(x)/?x = (f(x1) - f(x))/(x1-x)  ::: x1 = x+h :::  (f(x+h) - f(x)) /(x+h-x)  ==== (f(x+h) - f(x))/(h)


*Not really everything. 


Yeah ditto.

Geometry was my only math class that I didn't feel was an expanson of algebra.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2014, 05:30 AM

Yeah ditto.

Geometry was my only math class that I didn't feel was an expanson of algebra.

Yeah agreed.  I hated geometry tbh.  Though that was before I took math seriously.  Today I would do better with Geometry.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Oct 26, 2014, 08:25 AM
School College be going great!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 26, 2014, 01:41 PM

Personally I felt that Calculus was basically advanced algebra with some special sauce. 
Algebra:  m = ?y/?x   
This only works with lines though; then bam Calculus makes this thingy and it works with everything.  EVERYTHING*. 
Calculus: m = ?y/?x = ?f(x)/?x = (f(x1) - f(x))/(x1-x)  ::: x1 = x+h :::  (f(x+h) - f(x)) /(x+h-x)  ==== (f(x+h) - f(x))/(h)


*Not really everything. 

You're getting closer XD.  Algebra would be something like [1 1 | 1], the mechanical aspect got turned into matrices to speed up the process.  That calculus you wrote is the actual discrete notation.  But the theory remains: what is this graph to infinity?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 29, 2014, 03:25 AM

You're getting closer XD.  Algebra would be something like [1 1 | 1], the mechanical aspect got turned into matrices to speed up the process.  That calculus you wrote is the actual discrete notation.  But the theory remains: what is this graph to infinity?

I hardly did any matrices in Algebra.  It was maybe a section or 2 near the end of the year. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 29, 2014, 04:49 AM

I hardly did any matrices in Algebra.  It was maybe a section or 2 near the end of the year. 

In university?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 29, 2014, 05:03 AM

In university?

I have yet to take a math class in university. 
I tested out of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus I, Calculus II. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: NeverDies on Oct 29, 2014, 05:04 AM
I was never super good with math. I'd always misplace a value or mix up a step in solving an equation and mess the whole thing up.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 29, 2014, 05:05 AM

I was never super good with math. I'd always misplace a value or mix up a step in solving an equation and mess the whole thing up.

Really?  Hmmm, interesting. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Oct 29, 2014, 05:10 AM

I have yet to take a math class in university. 
I tested out of Algebra, Geometry, Calculus I, Calculus II. 

Okay.  Yeah, I'm not sure how things are down in the U.S. but they really screwed up the Algebra course.  You're going to go into university and it's all Matrices.  Sad cause about 13 years ago the Algebra course in High School up here dedicated a huge portion into matrices. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 30, 2014, 01:24 AM
I found someone to read my psychology notes to me. 
Thanks Google [translator].  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 25, 2014, 08:17 PM
My current classes are going awful.   I missed a lot of stuff, and am borderline. 


Scheduling my classes. 
If I don't take a computer science class this semester, I'll be a year behind.  But it'll be hard for me to get there. 
Also wondering if another class would be too much for me.  This next semester I'll be working less and doing more school I hope. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 09, 2014, 09:47 PM

My current classes are going awful.   I missed a lot of stuff, and am borderline. 


Scheduling my classes. 
If I don't take a computer science class this semester, I'll be a year behind.  But it'll be hard for me to get there. 
Also wondering if another class would be too much for me.  This next semester I'll be working less and doing more school I hope. 

Take a summer course?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 09, 2014, 10:10 PM

Take a summer course?

I don't need to take any more classes.  Though I do want to, my issue is that I need to take specific classes to do other classes.  If not, I'll be a year behind. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 09, 2014, 10:31 PM

I don't need to take any more classes.  Though I do want to, my issue is that I need to take specific classes to do other classes.  If not, I'll be a year behind. 

That's what I mean though, take comp sci in summer so you're not behind.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 09, 2014, 10:37 PM

That's what I mean though, take comp sci in summer so you're not behind.

The reason I'd be a year behind is because the school I go to only offers it during the Spring session. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 09, 2014, 11:19 PM

The reason I'd be a year behind is because the school I go to only offers it during the Spring session. 

Then I can't help you... or can I?  For a low fee, I'll teach you computer science.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 14, 2014, 06:30 AM

Then I can't help you... or can I?  For a low fee, I'll teach you computer science.

"2 billion dollars!!" 
What? :o

It's alright though, gotta take the 45 min. drive to school so I can stay on top of it.  :)

Really excited for next semester to be honest. 
A History class about Science, a math class and computer science class.  So exciting! 
Then I have English, wondering if I should take another class, but I'm not sure. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 16, 2014, 08:22 PM
I've gotten 4 emails reminding me I need to take a survey about a class.  :P
I'd love to do it, except its the class I dropped out of. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 17, 2014, 12:17 AM

I've gotten 4 emails reminding me I need to take a survey about a class.  :P
I'd love to do it, except its the class I dropped out of. 

Do it anyways, for the lulz
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Dec 18, 2014, 02:38 AM
I'M DONE!!!!!!  Pretty sure I'm getting 4 A's and 1 B
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 18, 2014, 02:47 AM

I'M DONE!!!!!!  Pretty sure I'm getting 4 A's and 1 B

Woot!  Woot!! 
Hard work pays off. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Dec 18, 2014, 02:59 AM

Woot!  Woot!! 
Hard work pays off. 

Yeah I kicked this semesters dog!! Next semester though...... is gonna a rough one!

Taking a compositing class, stereoscopic 3d class, independent study, portfolio web class, video game history class, and a random geography class.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 18, 2014, 03:06 AM

Yeah I kicked this semesters dog!! Next semester though...... is gonna a rough one!

Taking a compositing class, stereoscopic 3d class, independent study, portfolio web class, video game history class, and a random geography class.

Fun fun!
I don't work hard at all. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 25, 2014, 03:56 AM
I'm really excited for the next two years of school. 
I've got a plan for each semester, but we'll see how it goes.  :)
I will be able to finish the Associates and the emphases for both math and Computer Science in two years with room to spare. 
I was hoping to fill that room with the physics emphasis requirements stuff, but there's a schedule conflict for the first class, then the next time I will be able to take the first class is in the next Spring.  So I won't be able to take the other class requirements. 

It's not important though.  Got the major stuff in.  :D
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Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 29, 2014, 04:26 AM
For my associates, getting the math and computer science requirements done is super easy to schedule.
Getting my BS though looks like it's gonna be a bit tougher to do both.  :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jan 29, 2015, 05:14 PM
Absolutely loving it right now ;D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 29, 2015, 05:37 PM

Absolutely loving it right now ;D

Tell us more!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jan 29, 2015, 05:40 PM

Tell us more!

Work is going well and its great fun. Finding out the results of my mid year assessments on monday and I'm feeling confident. I've got a great new friend group and an amazing best friend :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 29, 2015, 06:04 PM

Work is going well and its great fun. Finding out the results of my mid year assessments on monday and I'm feeling confident. I've got a great new friend group and an amazing best friend :)

Nice!  Don't forget your best 1/2 tau-friend.  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jan 29, 2015, 06:31 PM

Nice!  Don't forget your best 1/2 tau-friend.  :)

Who's that?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 29, 2015, 06:34 PM

Who's that?

:-\
:'(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Jan 31, 2015, 05:12 AM
I keep having bad dreams about school. Obviously it's because I'm worried about dropping out to start my company, but the stupid thing is all these dreams are high school! Haha most of the time in these dreams I'm super stressed and worried my life/career is over, but then I have a logic bomb and realize I'm 21 and graduated high school with high honors three years ago. I just say "peace" and walk out lol.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 31, 2015, 05:21 AM

I keep having bad dreams about school. Obviously it's because I'm worried about dropping out to start my company, but the stupid thing is all these dreams are high school! Haha most of the time in these dreams I'm super stressed and worried my life/career is over, but then I have a logic bomb and realize I'm 21 and graduated high school with high honors three years ago. I just say "peace" and walk out lol.

lol
My cousin should have been the Valedictorian, but was passed over for someone else.  She was disappointed in me, I felt.   
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 31, 2015, 05:22 AM
"Michael Armbrust, BS Computer Science '06, BS Mathematics '06, graduate student, University of California-Berkeley"
Looks nothing like you though. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Jan 31, 2015, 05:24 AM

"Michael Armbrust, BS Computer Science '06, BS Mathematics '06, graduate student, University of California-Berkeley"
Looks nothing like you though. 


Yeah that guy stole my name!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 31, 2015, 05:41 AM
Schools going pretty well.  Well, it just started, but I feel a lot more confident about this semester. 
Great to be on campus. 
A little worried about math, I'm out of practice with some of the Calc stuff.
History looks like a cool class, and CPS looks like it's gonna be fun.  CPS is a bit weird, I feel like the teacher is jumping around more than she should.   
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 21, 2015, 05:57 PM
CPS is super easy so far.
Math is hard, but  I understand it. 
History is easyish, but it's really cool.  We're covering a lot of the stuff that Legend has talked about.  Stuff like number systems was chapter one, and that people knew the earth wasn't flat was chapter two I think.  It's interesting.  We're learning about some cool science history. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Feb 21, 2015, 06:34 PM

CPS is super easy so far.
Math is hard, but  I understand it. 
History is easyish, but it's really cool.  We're covering a lot of the stuff that Legend has talked about.  Stuff like number systems was chapter one, and that people knew the earth wasn't flat was chapter two I think.  It's interesting.  We're learning about some cool science history. 


Cool!

So far have I been wrong about much haha?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 21, 2015, 06:37 PM

Cool!
So far have I been wrong about much haha?

Pretty much spot on. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 26, 2015, 01:45 PM

I keep having bad dreams about school. Obviously it's because I'm worried about dropping out to start my company, but the stupid thing is all these dreams are high school! Haha most of the time in these dreams I'm super stressed and worried my life/career is over, but then I have a logic bomb and realize I'm 21 and graduated high school with high honors three years ago. I just say "peace" and walk out lol.

My bad dreams normally involve me forgetting that I have an exam that day.  For a class I've never taken before.  Then I start worrying that if I fail I won't graduate.  Then I wake up and remember I graduated almost 7 years ago.  I normally get these dreams around exam time/midterm time of the year.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Feb 26, 2015, 04:54 PM

Pretty much spot on. 


Woohoo wikipedia is legit.
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Post by: Rorono on Feb 26, 2015, 04:57 PM
Finishing up my Master's degree thesis on european consumer law.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Feb 26, 2015, 05:05 PM

Finishing up my Master's degree thesis on european consumer law.

Woah. :o
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Feb 27, 2015, 07:29 PM
I start supply teaching, whenever I get a call :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Feb 27, 2015, 08:21 PM
Final exam in pediatrics is getting close
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: FLGibsonIII on Feb 27, 2015, 10:45 PM
I got accepted to Michigan State and Oakland and I am deciding where to go.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2015, 11:21 PM

I got accepted to Michigan State and Oakland and I am deciding where to go.


Nice!

Is one instate?
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Post by: FLGibsonIII on Feb 27, 2015, 11:22 PM

Nice!

Is one instate?

Both instate. I live in Michigan.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Feb 27, 2015, 11:26 PM

Both instate. I live in Michigan.


Well I didn't know which oakland haha.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: FLGibsonIII on Feb 27, 2015, 11:32 PM

Well I didn't know which oakland haha.

yeah, I didn't expect anyone to know it.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Feb 27, 2015, 11:53 PM

Final exam in pediatrics is getting close

How far away is it?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 06, 2015, 03:14 AM
CPS is still super easy.  Would have 100% if it weren't for a few silly mistakes on the test. 
Math is difficultish. 
History is easy, but it's not my thing.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 07, 2015, 12:26 AM

How far away is it?
Now it's 2.5 weeks or so
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 07, 2015, 02:17 AM
I got to supply teach a drama class.
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Post by: Cute Pikachu on Mar 07, 2015, 03:11 AM
Im thinking between OSU and UofL
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Mar 07, 2015, 02:23 PM

CPS is still super easy.  Would have 100% if it weren't for a few silly mistakes on the test. 
Math is difficultish. 
History is easy, but it's not my thing.

Maths is too easy for me so far. Yet to drop below 95% on any mock :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 21, 2015, 09:56 PM
CPS hasn't changed.  I'm like a week ahead of class just by showing up.  It's awesome. Really excited about future classes too.  There are classes on AI, graphics, assembly, etc, etc. 

Math, I miss having math in class.  Videos make the math look easy, while the book complicates things. 
But I'm not going to be able to take any math classes on campus until next Spring.  Only classes I can take after this is Calc 3 and Linear Algebra.  Calc 3 is only offered on campus during the spring and it's at the same time as Linear Algebra.  So I'd have to miss one of them to do that.  So Calc 3, I'll take online next semester.  Last online class I'm planning. 
Really excited about math too, lots of interesting stuff.  Math is also a much bigger subject than I ever thought.  In high school, there's a line of math classes to take, but after Calc 3 in college, you can pretty much take a bunch of different directions.  And there's a ton of classes too.

History is history.  Lots of memorization, but this class is a little bit more conceptual than most history classes which is a really nice thing.  Still, mostly memorization, so if you can't remember the important stuff, then it's a struggle.  But, it's not a difficult class in the least.  We are starting to get into Newton, but I think he is only covered for a chapter.  After this chapter, we start to talk about evolution and the progress of its science, etc. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 21, 2015, 10:00 PM

CPS hasn't changed.  I'm like a week ahead of class just by showing up.  It's awesome. Really excited about future classes too.  There are classes on AI, graphics, assembly, etc, etc. 

Math, I miss having math in class.  Videos make the math look easy, while the book complicates things. 
But I'm not going to be able to take any math classes on campus until next Spring.  Only classes I can take after this is Calc 3 and Linear Algebra.  Calc 3 is only offered on campus during the spring and it's at the same time as Linear Algebra.  So I'd have to miss one of them to do that.  So Calc 3, I'll take online next semester.  Last online class I'm planning. 
Really excited about math too, lots of interesting stuff.  Math is also a much bigger subject than I ever thought.  In high school, there's a line of math classes to take, but after Calc 3 in college, you can pretty much take a bunch of different directions.  And there's a ton of classes too.

History is history.  Lots of memorization, but this class is a little bit more conceptual than most history classes which is a really nice thing.  Still, mostly memorization, so if you can't remember the important stuff, then it's a struggle.  But, it's not a difficult class in the least.  We are starting to get into Newton, but I think he is only covered for a chapter.  After this chapter, we start to talk about evolution and the progress of its science, etc. 

Take the assembly.  You'll gain a new found understanding of how computers work.  Taking Linear Algebra is the best bet.  Plus, if I'm right, Calc 3 is the graphing way of doing what you're going to be learning in Linear Algebra, so you're better off getting the Algebra and doing Calc online.  If you really wanna challenge yourself.  Take a bunch of physics classes.  That's where you really see Calculus and Algebra merge.  Like, take nuclear physics and electro/magnetic physics.  Though you might already be taking the later.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 21, 2015, 10:05 PM

Take the assembly. You'll gain a new found understanding of how computers work.  Taking Linear Algebra is the best bet.  Plus, if I'm right, Calc 3 is the graphing way of doing what you're going to be learning in Linear Algebra, so you're better off getting the Algebra and doing Calc online. If you really wanna challenge yourself.  Take a bunch of physics classes.  That's where you really see Calculus and Algebra merge.  Like, take nuclear physics and electro/magnetic physics.  Though you might already be taking the later.

The bolded is exactly what I'm planning.  :D

Taking Calc 3 online in the fall, then the spring will be Assembly, Linear Algebra, CPS 3, Physics I, and an elective of some sort.
And as I've said in the past I'm very interested in doing a bunch of physics classes.  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 21, 2015, 10:22 PM
Final in pediatrics on Monday!
Combined oral and written exam :O
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 21, 2015, 10:23 PM

The bolded is exactly what I'm planning.  :D

Taking Calc 3 online in the fall, then the spring will be Assembly, Linear Algebra, CPS 3, Physics I, and an elective of some sort.
And as I've said in the past I'm very interested in doing a bunch of physics classes.  :)


Yeah, like, I kinda wish I had a better understanding of calculus and algebra back when I was taking physics in university.  Even if I'm at where I am now.  Hell even my calculus 2 class.  Though, my understanding of Calculus vs doing Calculus are two different stories :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Mar 21, 2015, 10:26 PM
I got a 3.91 GPA babies
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 21, 2015, 10:40 PM

I got a 3.91 GPA babies
No idea what that means, biatch
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Mar 21, 2015, 10:41 PM
I want to go to Cambridge
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Mar 22, 2015, 12:52 AM

No idea what that means, biatch

Im smart biatch ;D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 22, 2015, 12:56 AM

Im smart biatch ;D

In my experience, half of the people with great grades are not smart. 
While like 1/3rd of smart people have bad grades. 
Spoiler for Hidden:
<br />True story, but I tease.<br />
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Mar 22, 2015, 01:01 AM

In my experience, half of the people with great grades are not smart. 
While like 1/3rd of smart people have bad grades. 
Spoiler for Hidden:

True story, but I tease.


Oh you :O
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 01, 2015, 09:49 PM
My CPS makes me feel good.  :D
One guy was really cocky.  "I had to do something the teacher told us that we wouldn't need to do, but I have 100% so you know I know what I'm doing."
The teacher wrote the main class, and we were supposed to write the rest of it.  But he changed the main class so it did what he wanted it to do. 
I did it without doing that, and it was pretty easy.  :D

And then I help a bunch of the other classmates, and I overhelp too.  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Apr 09, 2015, 06:15 PM
fudgy BUSY AS HELL!  Trying to figure out my capstone proposal for my Unreal Engine environment. Gonna go for something sort of open world so people can play and explore the level. And it's gonna be highly realistic as well(hopefully)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 20, 2015, 10:42 PM

I want to go to Cambridge

How is that going?


Maths is too easy for me so far. Yet to drop below 95% on any mock :)

What kinda math are you in?
UK does things differently with this, so an explanation of what you're doing would be wonderful. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Apr 20, 2015, 10:57 PM

How is that going?
What kinda math are you in?
UK does things differently with this, so an explanation of what you're doing would be wonderful.

Pretty well, need to get reading science books and get more involved in science out of college but that should be ok.

I've done 7 units this year: core 1,2,3,4, mechanics 1, decision 1 and 2. Core modules involve a lot of algebra... so quite a lot of trig, graphs and line equations, differentiating, integrating. There's some vectors and geometry but its mostly algebra. Mechanics is lots of calculations, basically just physics, its based on Newton's Laws mainly. So there's projectiles, trig, falling objects, moving objects, forces etc. Decision is just weird. Its mainly using algorithms to do more practical maths, using lots of graphs and tables. So you can use many different algorithms to work out the shortest distance possible to do a tour of a number of cities and stuff like that. There's also matchings to work out how to pair things up and sorts which are quite useful. Mostly pretty easy so far but next year we do further maths which involves more fun things
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Apr 20, 2015, 11:05 PM

Pretty well, need to get reading science books and get more involved in science out of college but that should be ok.

I've done 7 units this year: core 1,2,3,4, mechanics 1, decision 1 and 2. Core modules involve a lot of algebra... so quite a lot of trig, graphs and line equations, differentiating, integrating. There's some vectors and geometry but its mostly algebra. Mechanics is lots of calculations, basically just physics, its based on Newton's Laws mainly. So there's projectiles, trig, falling objects, moving objects, forces etc. Decision is just weird. Its mainly using algorithms to do more practical maths, using lots of graphs and tables. So you can use many different algorithms to work out the shortest distance possible to do a tour of a number of cities and stuff like that. There's also matchings to work out how to pair things up and sorts which are quite useful. Mostly pretty easy so far but next year we do further maths which involves more fun things

Good luck! 
Yeah, we don't have modules like that.  We have Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. Mechanics would just be physics I here, at least that's the closest thing.  Didn't have any decision courses like that. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Apr 20, 2015, 11:07 PM

Good luck! 
Yeah, we don't have modules like that.  We have Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. Mechanics would just be physics I here, at least that's the closest thing.  Didn't have any decision courses like that.

I think that's a better system tbh. Mechanics is great, I just find it really fun probably because its a physics based module. Yeah decision is pretty boring tbh
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: 7H3 on Apr 21, 2015, 03:56 AM
been thinking about getting an mba recently...
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 08, 2015, 04:10 PM
Taking math online was a terrible idea for me. 
ODE is fairly easy, but at times it's a lot of work.  And I can be pretty lazy.  :P
RK4 method requires 4 different slope calculations just for one point.  Bleh. :P
----------------------
I'm sad that History and CPS are finishing up. 
History is very interesting and CPS is super easy and pretty interesting too. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 09, 2015, 11:04 PM

Taking math online was a terrible idea for me. 
ODE is fairly easy, but at times it's a lot of work.  And I can be pretty lazy.  :P
RK4 method requires 4 different slope calculations just for one point.  Bleh. :P
----------------------
I'm sad that History and CPS are finishing up. 
History is very interesting and CPS is super easy and pretty interesting too.

What do you study in history?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 10, 2015, 12:42 AM

What do you study in history?

Its history of science. 
We cover Copernicus, Galileo, Newton for the heliocentric system. 
And Darwin for evolution. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 10, 2015, 08:13 AM

Its history of science. 
We cover Copernicus, Galileo, Newton for the heliocentric system. 
And Darwin for evolution.

Ah that sounds really good.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 10, 2015, 12:07 PM

Ah that sounds really good.

Yeah, super interesting. 
We just covered the evolution debate, where people started claiming that it doesn't fit with the Bible and stuff.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 22, 2015, 11:29 PM
And with today, the semester comes to a close. 
Math ended up a little better than I expected it. Not sure how I got the grade though. 
Not doing online math anymore, and changed my schedule accordingly.

History ended up a little worse than expected, but still great. 
Was my favorite class to take online for sure. 

Computer Science ended up exactly as I expected, amazing. 
Was my favorite class ever to take. 
----------------------------------------
Next semester I'm taking
-Intro to Anthropology
-Music Theory I
-English
-Computer Science II
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on May 23, 2015, 12:08 AM
HEHEHEHEHE
They should realize that Christianity excepts evolution......
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on May 23, 2015, 12:08 AM
Oh I got till June 2nd
still got finals.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 23, 2015, 12:12 AM

HEHEHEHEHE
They should realize that Christianity excepts evolution......

Depends on the denomination. 



Oh I got till June 2nd
still got finals.

Well good luck!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: BasilZero on May 23, 2015, 04:33 AM
Graduating next month.

I can finally let go of school and focus on getting a dang job that I can commute without worrying about getting to school late lol
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Post by: Cute Pikachu on May 23, 2015, 09:00 PM

Depends on the denomination. 

Well good luck!

Yeah ill need it :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Aura7541 on May 23, 2015, 10:03 PM

Next semester I'm taking
-Intro to Anthropology
-Music Theory I
-English
-Computer Science II


If you need help on music theory, feel free to ask me. I've taken 4 semesters of it.

My semester has already ended weeks ago, but I'm going to spend all summer data collecting. My goal is to collect all my data by the end of summer and start writing my thesis during the academic year.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on May 25, 2015, 02:42 PM
School's out!
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Post by: darkknightkryta on May 25, 2015, 10:13 PM
School's alright for me.  It's ending soon which means I'm going to be poor.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 13, 2015, 04:51 PM
School is starting in exactly 3 weeks.  

Just bought my last textbook, I hope...

English, I'm dreading.  Almost always my least favorite class, and I'm just not wanting to do it.  
Anthro and music, I'm not sure about.  Could go really well, or not so well.  Have never done a class like either of them.  Anthro has a lab that I'm worried about.  Music, I'm looking forward to, but very nervous about at the same time because it's all new stuff.
CPS should be great, but now I'm getting nervous about that too.  
Should be good though I think.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 13, 2015, 05:02 PM
School is starting in exactly 3 weeks.  

Just bought my last textbook, I hope...

English, I'm dreading.  Almost always my least favorite class, and I'm just not wanting to do it.  
Anthro and music, I'm not sure about.  Could go really well, or not so well.  Have never done a class like either of them.  Anthro has a lab that I'm worried about.  Music, I'm looking forward to, but very nervous about at the same time because it's all new stuff.
CPS should be great, but now I'm getting nervous about that too.  
Should be good though I think.  
Ugh, just over a week for me!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Aura7541 on Aug 13, 2015, 05:04 PM
2.5 weeks for me. I need to get my butt moving to get most of my data collected before classes and TA'ing begin.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 25, 2015, 06:05 PM
Next thursday, wowza.  

What exactly does an Anthropology lab cover?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Aug 25, 2015, 07:14 PM
Next thursday, wowza.  

What exactly does an Anthropology lab cover?  
yesterday, wowza
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 16, 2015, 05:38 PM
CPS is interesting.  It's kind of taught as an online course that's on campus, which is weird.  Think its going pretty well. Feels like the class is going too slow, in my opinion.  But that's okay, more time for other things.  Very excited for this semester.  

Anthropology is cool.  I feel like this class is going a little slow too, but that's alright.  It's a different kind of class than I'm used to.  It feels like Biology, history and maybe a few more subjects got together to have a party.  

Music Theory is okay.  I like learning about the stuff.  But everyone in the class has had far more experience with the subject than I have had.  This is the first time I've even looked at music in a classroom in 4 years.  The little bit that is saving me is what I remember from like freshman in high school and usually being able to learn it quickly.  There's other aspects that I'm having trouble keeping up with though.  

English is not my forte.  It's always a lot of effort for not a lot of work.  But I think it'll go alright.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Kerotan on Sep 16, 2015, 06:01 PM
Schools out.  And thank God it is!  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 30, 2015, 03:05 PM
One really interesting thing is when a different class comes back to something.  

Math class, we talk about Laplace and Newton.  
History class, we talk about Laplace, Newton, Darwin, Cuvier, Pythagoras.
Anthropology, we talk about Darwin and Cuvier.  
Music class we talk about Pythagoras.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Mr.Playstation on Sep 30, 2015, 06:58 PM
I'm enjoying the first couple of weeks, because I know that by November I probably won't have much time for anything apart from Pure Maths. Why did I choose Pure Maths again?   :-\ :-\  :'(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 30, 2015, 07:01 PM
I'm enjoying the first couple of weeks, because I know that by November I probably won't have much time for anything apart from Pure Maths. Why did I choose Pure Maths again?   :-\ :-\  :'(
Pure maths is awesome!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 30, 2015, 09:10 PM
Pure maths is awesome!
(http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/so_pure_john_oliver.gif)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Oct 05, 2015, 09:08 PM

Pure maths is awesome!
But Maths used in Physics is the best! Go mechanics! Wooh!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 05, 2015, 09:39 PM
But Maths used in Physics is the best! Go mechanics! Wooh!
I love both.  Can't have one without the other!  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Oct 05, 2015, 10:01 PM
Just finished my hell on earth week of 5 tests in 2 days!
Lowest grade was a 88 Hell Yeah!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 10, 2015, 11:24 PM
I really hate doing school work, like English especially.  I end up not doing some things...
On the other hand, I'm like really excited for upper level math, and computer science and physics.  

I spend a lot of time researching what classes I'll hopefully end up taking, and I look around for books I can buy.  
All this while skipping some stuff I need to be doing right now....


Anyways, I'm really excited for some of those classes.  

Math - Complex, real analysis, topology, number theory, etc.  Think I'm going to take as much analysis, algebra and probably geometry as I can fit in my schedule.  
CS, I'm excited to learn about a lot of stuff.  There's classes on programming languages, Operating systems, compilers,  graphics, AI.  

Physics hopefully I'll be able to do, there's classes on Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and more.  


It sounds weird to me, but I actually think I'm more excited about math.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Oct 26, 2015, 03:07 AM
I've got an A in my Anthro and CPS class though.  

Anthro is really interesting.
 
CPS is really interesting too.  It's very different from last semester.  In terms of how I'm feeling about it and how it's taught.  
It's weird, because I'm having less confidence about it.  I kinda think oh, wow how do I even do this?  Then I sit down, and do it and it's like that was pretty easy.  I don't think I've ever really had that before.  

Music is interesting too.  Not doing anywhere near as well in it though.  
It's a lot more challenging.  I think partly because he doesn't really teach that much.  And partly because it's completely new stuff for me.  
It's like I look at the homework and 4 hours later I figure out why something is the way it is.  Like oh this is why we can't have a major II in a major scale.  Then I'm like "did he talk about this, I think it would have been easier if he did."  And based on how the other students are doing and comments they've made, they seem to be in a similar boat.  
I think that class is how math class is for most people.  They might know they have to do something a certain way, but they don't really know why.  

I'm really awful at online classes.  
Something about them don't really click well with me.  Not having to show up for class makes things hard for me I think.  There's no instruction, I'm the one who has to seek out what I need to do.  Which is okay, but it's made worse by the fact that there's no showing up for class.  It makes it easy to just put it off till the last minute.
Really shouldn't have taken English online....  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 16, 2015, 02:24 AM
I have scheduled my next semester.  
Wasn't able to take that Assembly class, but I will take that next fall probably.  

What I did get scheduled for was a Linear Algebra class, Physics, the next CPS class and an English class.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Nov 26, 2015, 06:11 PM
Really excited for next semester.  

CPS sounds pretty exciting.  The teacher was saying we would learn C++ in 4 weeks.  Which would be pretty cool.  :D

Physics will be great I think.  Think it will be pretty easy.  
The school book store was selling the book for 140$ used.  Amazon had it for 10$ with prime shipping.  

Math will be good too.  

English, I'm currently signed up for a class.  I'm thinking that I might switch to a different one though.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: ethomaz on Nov 26, 2015, 07:49 PM
I have some news.

You know I'm graduated in Computer Science (2004) but I choose to back to university again to graduate in Law School lol
Yeap Law School.

I made the test and I was approved in 4th place with 83%... I just made the test for fun and ended getting into the Law School.

Now in 5 years (or less) I will be ready to be lawyer (well I won't work in that area to be fair I will stay working with IT at IBM).

Weird, no?

Edit - I start next year in February... way less time to play games with work + school :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Nov 26, 2015, 11:47 PM
I have some news.

You know I'm graduated in Computer Science (2004) but I choose to back to university again to graduate in Law School lol
Yeap Law School.

I made the test and I was approved in 4th place with 83%... I just made the test for fun and ended getting into the Law School.

Now in 5 years (or less) I will be ready to be lawyer (well I won't work in that area to be fair I will stay working with IT at IBM).

Weird, no?

Edit - I start next year in February... way less time to play games with work + school :(
Why do you want to study that if you don't want to work as a lawyer lol?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: ethomaz on Nov 27, 2015, 04:27 AM
Why do you want to study that if you don't want to work as a lawyer lol?
Because I like to know things... I like to study... after I will do another one I guess.
And maybe in the future I work with that too... I don't know.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 10, 2015, 05:11 AM
Nothing hurts like seeing an F added to the gradebook, for an assignment that you forgot to turn in.  :(

Think I was going to turn it in a few days earlier, but I wanted to try to make it better, but then I forgot to get back to it.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 13, 2015, 10:35 PM
I feel like I have a harder time with 100 level classes than I do with 200 level classes.  :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Dec 14, 2015, 01:35 AM
pretty sure I'm going to fail this semester.

I have an accounting exam tomorrow at 4 PM and I haven't even started studying. I have absolutely no motivation whatsoever to study. I iced up and will probably drop out of college.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 14, 2015, 01:38 AM
pretty sure I'm going to fail this semester.
I have an accounting exam tomorrow at 4 PM and I haven't even started studying. I have absolutely no motivation whatsoever to study. I iced up and will probably drop out of college.
How bad is failing?

I did pretty bad my first semester.
I tried to
-take all online class (which doesn't work because I'm not always that motivated to do stuff)
-take classes I didn't enjoy
-work full time and school full time.  

Got a very terrible GPA, and the following semester I actually managed to more than double my semester GPA.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Dec 14, 2015, 02:04 AM
How bad is failing?

I did pretty bad my first semester.
I tried to
-take all online class (which doesn't work because I'm not always that motivated to do stuff)
-take classes I didn't enjoy
-work full time and school full time.  

Got a very terrible GPA, and the following semester I actually managed to more than double my semester GPA.  
I'm taking 4 courses, 2 of which I have already done once but didn't get a high enough mark (I need 65+, not sure what that is in GPA terms but it's basically a C+ or higher).

The course I'm about to fail is Accounting, which I already took before but I literally never paid attention in class or just straight up didn't go so it feels like I'm doing it for the first time. I have like a 25-30% in the class so far and the final exam is worth 45% so really the only way I can get a 65+ in this course is if I get almost perfect on the exam, and I'm looking at some of the questions to study right now and have no clue what's going on. Same shame as last time I took it, I rarely went to the classes and barely paid attention even if I did.

My 3 other courses are decent enough I guess but I don't even care at this point. I'm so uninterested in the courses I'm taking and the only reason I'm doing this is because my parents would just love for me to have a job where I dress professionally and work in an office... The thing that sucks is if I tell them I don't like what I'm studying right now they'll ask me what I do want to study and honestly I have no fudgy clue. I feel lost right now. No idea what I'm going to do in my future.

I work as a grocery clerk (stocker) at a store atm and I fear that is what I will be doing for the rest of my life. Earning minimum wage and barely getting by.

I have two other cousins here in Canada and one of the graduated top of his class at a reputable school and now works at EY (Accounting firm) and my other cousin goes to the same school and is getting really high marks as well. It's so fudgy annoying having people tell me why I can't be more like them. Nothing pisses me off more.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 14, 2015, 02:05 AM
I'm taking 4 courses, 2 of which I have already done once but didn't get a high enough mark (I need 65+, not sure what that is in GPA terms but it's basically a C+ or higher).

The course I'm about to fail is Accounting, which I already took before but I literally never paid attention in class or just straight up didn't go so it feels like I'm doing it for the first time. I have like a 25-30% in the class so far and the final exam is worth 45% so really the only way I can get a 65+ in this course is if I get almost perfect on the exam, and I'm looking at some of the questions to study right now and have no clue what's going on. Same shame as last time I took it, I rarely went to the classes and barely paid attention even if I did.

My 3 other courses are decent enough I guess but I don't even care at this point. I'm so uninterested in the courses I'm taking and the only reason I'm doing this is because my parents would just love for me to have a job where I dress professionally and work in an office... The thing that sucks is if I tell them I don't like what I'm studying right now they'll ask me what I do want to study and honestly I have no fudgy clue. I feel lost right now. No idea what I'm going to do in my future.

I work as a grocery clerk (stocker) at a store atm and I fear that is what I will be doing for the rest of my life. Earning minimum wage and barely getting by.
What kinds of classes have you taken?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Dec 14, 2015, 02:07 AM
What kinds of classes have you taken?  
Microeconomics, Income Tax 1, Accounting and Business Information Systems.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 14, 2015, 02:21 AM
Microeconomics, Income Tax 1, Accounting and Business Information Systems.
Here's what I would do if I were in your position.
Take a break from your businessy classes.  I don't know if you're at a business-only school or what.  

But if you can take other courses, do so.  

Look for classes that are different from anything you've taken and sound interesting.
My college has all these and a few more.  
-Computer Science
-Anthropology
-Chemistry
-Physics
-Math
-Biology
-Music
-Art
-Engineering
-Philosophy
-Sociology
-Psychology
-Politics

There's a lot of different types of classes in college, many of which are very different from anything I've ever had in school.  If you have any option to take any classes above that even remotely interest you, consider taking them.  
College is not just about chugging through school to get a degree, it's also about figuring stuff out about yourself.   Sometimes you find the subject you think you hate the most ends up being the most exciting.  Including subjects like math, though they aren't for everybody.

In the US, the average student changes their major 3 times.  It's not like they just go through college and finally get their degree doing what ever they started with.  

My girlfriend was originally going for Social work stuff, but found that it's not all it's cracked up to be.  Now she's doing nutrition stuff, and taking a lot of Chemistry, Biology classes and she's much happier.
If you don't know what you want to do for sure, just experiment.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Dec 14, 2015, 02:34 AM
Here's what I would do if I were in your position.
Take a break from your businessy classes.  I don't know if you're at a business-only school or what.  

But if you can take other courses, do so.  

Look for classes that are different from anything you've taken and sound interesting.
My college has all these and a few more.  
-Computer Science
-Anthropology
-Chemistry
-Physics
-Math
-Biology
-Music
-Art
-Engineering
-Philosophy
-Sociology
-Psychology
-Politics

There's a lot of different types of classes in college, many of which are very different from anything I've ever had in school.  If you have any option to take any classes above that even remotely interest you, consider taking them.  
College is not just about chugging through school to get a degree, it's also about figuring stuff out about yourself.   Sometimes you find the subject you think you hate the most ends up being the most exciting.  Including subjects like math, though they aren't for everybody.

In the US, the average student changes their major 3 times.  It's not like they just go through college and finally get their degree doing what ever they started with.  

My girlfriend was originally going for Social work stuff, but found that it's not all it's cracked up to be.  Now she's doing nutrition stuff, and taking a lot of Chemistry, Biology classes and she's much happier.
If you don't know what you want to do for sure, just experiment.  
It's hard to experiment like this though. It costs money to take courses, money which I don't have and I don't want to get student loans so that I rack up debt and by the time I'm done with school most of the money I make will go towards paying it off.

I'm gonna have to talk to my parents at the end of the semester.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 14, 2015, 02:37 AM
It's hard to experiment like this though. It costs money to take courses, money which I don't have and I don't want to get student loans so that I rack up debt and by the time I'm done with school most of the money I make will go towards paying it off.

I'm gonna have to talk to my parents at the end of the semester.
Does your college have any general education requirements and are they completed?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Riderz1337 on Dec 14, 2015, 04:32 AM
Does your college have any general education requirements and are they completed?  
Yes it was an English course and I've done it.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 26, 2016, 08:05 PM
This is pretty much my thread at this point.  

Today is my second day, and every Tuesday I'm going to have a 12 hour day at school...  

Math class:  This is my first class of the week.  It's a Linear Algebra course.  It looks like it'll be very interesting.  And probably pretty easy.  I'm pretty sure this is the smallest math course in the entire college.  There are only 3 people in my class.  The grading is different.  Most classes require a 93 for an A, but this one looks to only require an 88, which is weird.  Think the class period is too short though.  Just feels like it takes us so much time to get into it, and then the class is almost over.  It's interesting though that I feel that way, because high school courses were shorter.  It just feels different compared to the hour and a half courses that I'm now used.  

English:  Just like math, this is a short class.  I'm excited for this one.  Completely different from my last English class, which seemed like a lot of work.  This one doesn't seem like there will be much work, which is awesome.  

Computer:  Pretty much the same as my last computer science class.  Except this time, we'll be using C++.  I haven't written much in C++, but now I will have to.  So I'm very excited!  

Physics:  Haven't had the class yet, it's in like 3 hours.  It looks like it'll be pretty good, a lot of review for me.  Maybe a little nervous about the lab, but it should be good.

Computer 2:  Also haven't had this class yet.  I'm not sure how some of it is going to go.  Very nervous for this one.  It kind of sounds like my English class last semester, which was rough.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Aura7541 on Jan 26, 2016, 08:10 PM
Much of my schedule is flexible this semester because I don't have classes. I do need to TA two labs and the rest of my time is allocated towards researching and writing.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 26, 2016, 08:11 PM
Much of my schedule is flexible this semester because I don't have classes. I do need to TA two labs and the rest of my time is allocated towards researching and writing.
What are you going for?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Aura7541 on Jan 26, 2016, 08:17 PM
What are you going for?  
Trying to get a Master's degree on ecology & evolutionary biology with a concentration on plant ecology.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 26, 2016, 08:19 PM
Trying to get a Master's degree on ecology & evolutionary biology with a concentration on plant ecology.
I think you made that up!  

Nah, very cool!  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Jan 26, 2016, 08:36 PM
I hate chemistry.
What a stupid science.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Jan 27, 2016, 12:41 AM
So I went on instagram.
Ranted how much bullying happens in my school and vowed to help all the bullied.
This is gonna get interesting.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 28, 2016, 03:49 PM
This is pretty much my thread at this point.  

Today is my second day, and every Tuesday I'm going to have a 12 hour day at school...  

Math class:  This is my first class of the week.  It's a Linear Algebra course.  It looks like it'll be very interesting.  And probably pretty easy.  I'm pretty sure this is the smallest math course in the entire college.  There are only 3 people in my class.  The grading is different.  Most classes require a 93 for an A, but this one looks to only require an 88, which is weird.  Think the class period is too short though.  Just feels like it takes us so much time to get into it, and then the class is almost over.  It's interesting though that I feel that way, because high school courses were shorter.  It just feels different compared to the hour and a half courses that I'm now used.  

English:  Just like math, this is a short class.  I'm excited for this one.  Completely different from my last English class, which seemed like a lot of work.  This one doesn't seem like there will be much work, which is awesome.  
Computer:  Pretty much the same as my last computer science class.  Except this time, we'll be using C++.  I haven't written much in C++, but now I will have to.  So I'm very excited!  

Physics:  Haven't had the class yet, it's in like 3 hours.  It looks like it'll be pretty good, a lot of review for me.  Maybe a little nervous about the lab, but it should be good.

Computer 2:  Also haven't had this class yet.  I'm not sure how some of it is going to go.  Very nervous for this one.  It kind of sounds like my English class last semester, which was rough.  
Math:    The online sites really suck.  They ask questions and they check the answers in a very stupid way.  It's basically set up to look for one kind of input.  
4 = 2 + 2 is correct, but 2+2=4 is wrong.  That's basically what they do sometimes.  

Physics was kind of boring the first day.  All syllabus stuff.  Think it'll be a good semester though.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xbro on Jan 29, 2016, 04:11 PM
Since it was requested, I am currently taking...
Algorithms and Data Structures
Computer Architecture
Calculus 2
HTML
PHP
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jan 29, 2016, 04:14 PM
Since it was requested, I am currently taking...
Algorithms and Data Structures
Computer Architecture
Calculus 2
HTML
PHP
Wooh!  :D

I'm taking Data Structures right now.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 10, 2016, 08:39 PM
Right now I'm taking Calc III, half way done with the class.  Got 3 weeks left.  After that I fly up to AK. 


In the fall I am taking

-Abstract Algebra
-Partial Differential Equations
-Japanese I
-CPS Assembly
-Modern Physics

At the moment I am trying to take Discrete Mathematics as an independent study course, because I kind of need it for the next year.

In the Spring it is looking like
-Artificial Intelligence
-Theory of Computation
-Classical Physics + Lab
-Physics II

I might also take Topology.  But we will see. 

I am pretty excited a lot of exciting classes coming up.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 11, 2016, 12:14 AM
Right now I'm taking Calc III, half way done with the class.  Got 3 weeks left.  After that I fly up to AK.  


In the fall I am taking

-Abstract Algebra
-Partial Differential Equations
-Japanese I
-CPS Assembly
-Modern Physics

At the moment I am trying to take Discrete Mathematics as an independent study course, because I kind of need it for the next year.

In the Spring it is looking like
-Artificial Intelligence
-Theory of Computation
-Classical Physics + Lab
-Physics II

I might also take Topology.  But we will see.  

I am pretty excited a lot of exciting classes coming up.
You seem to get so much freedom and you take such a variety of topics! Japanese, man that'll be hard but awesome :D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Jul 11, 2016, 12:21 AM
I'm so glad I'm done with school.  Can finally just focus on environment art instead of having to spend half or more of my time working on shaming classes that have absolutely nothing to do with what I want to do and only detract form me getting a good amount of experience working on environments.

Now comes the focus too on getting as many connections in the industry as possible.  i've always struggled with it as I don't want to get to the point where I may be annoying people.  One girl that is super talented at blizzard style character and creature art basically hounded artists at blizzard and because of that they want nothing to do with her because she got annoying. 

Also I'm close to tempted to just say fudge it and work freelance or another job that just gets me money, and work on a game idea me and a friend from school have and just be an indie dev and get experience that way.  If I can't get in the industry I'll just force my way in by making my own game and studio(which I want to do anyway at some point.)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Jul 11, 2016, 12:26 AM
I'm so glad I'm done with school.  Can finally just focus on environment art instead of having to spend half or more of my time working on shaming classes that have absolutely nothing to do with what I want to do and only detract form me getting a good amount of experience working on environments.

Now comes the focus too on getting as many connections in the industry as possible.  i've always struggled with it as I don't want to get to the point where I may be annoying people.  One girl that is super talented at blizzard style character and creature art basically hounded artists at blizzard and because of that they want nothing to do with her because she got annoying.  
I'm pretty sure one of my extended cousins works at Obsidian Entertainment. ;)

@1/2 tau

Japanese sounds fun. I'd love to get around to learning a 4th language. AI class could be great if it's modern enough!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 11, 2016, 12:26 AM
You seem to get so much freedom and you take such a variety of topics! Japanese, man that'll be hard but awesome :D
Yep!  Lots of freedom here.  Most Universities as far as I know allow you take whatever, as long as you meet the prerequisites.  

But sometimes they have prerequisites that you have to be in a particular program.  :P
But I've only seen that at my fiance's university.  For Physics I probably won't even be part of the program until I'm pretty much finished.  Or maybe I'll apply to graduate and no one will even know.  lol

I might decide not to take Japanese or PDE this fall.  It's a super heavy course load, so I'm not really sure.  :P

Japanese sounds fun. I'd love to get around to learning a 4th language. AI class could be great if it's modern enough!
4th?  What do you know?  

Quote
This course is an introduction to the field of artificial intelligence. It is a survey of classical
search in artificial intelligence and machine learning and an in-depth examination of a specific
application area such as robotics, theorem proving, computer vision, natural language
processing, etc. Students are expected to demonstrate mastery via computer programs using the
techniques of artificial intelligence.
Hmmmmm, hopefully the class will be good.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Jul 11, 2016, 12:35 AM
4th?  What do you know?  
English, Spanish, and the language from my game. Only fluent in English.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 11, 2016, 12:35 AM
Yep!  Lots of freedom here.  Most Universities as far as I know allow you take whatever, as long as you meet the prerequisites.  

But sometimes they have prerequisites that you have to be in a particular program.  :P
But I've only seen that at my fiance's university.  For Physics I probably won't even be part of the program until I'm pretty much finished.  Or maybe I'll apply to graduate and no one will even know.  lol

I might decide not to take Japanese or PDE this fall.  It's a super heavy course load, so I'm not really sure.  :P
4th?  What do you know?  

Hmmmmm, hopefully the class will be good.  
That sounds like a totally different system to our Universities here. What are the programs you're talking about?

English, Spanish, and the language from my game. Only fluent in English.
I'm not sure what I was expecting
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 11, 2016, 12:40 AM
English, Spanish, and the language from my game. Only fluent in English.
I expected.  Izeyoza.  

That sounds like a totally different system to our Universities here. What are the programs you're talking about?
Basically you can apply to a University and say I'm going for Physics or I'm going for Math, or you can even just say you're undeclared.  If you are declared, you're put into that program.  The physics program, the math program, etc.  

You can easily take classes outside your program, and even are required to take some.  

But at my fiance's school, some of her higher up classes require her to be part of the Dietetic program.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Jul 11, 2016, 12:42 AM
I'm pretty sure one of my extended cousins works at Obsidian Entertainment. ;)

@1/2 tau

Japanese sounds fun. I'd love to get around to learning a 4th language. AI class could be great if it's modern enough!
Get that contact bruh! Lol
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 11, 2016, 11:13 AM
I expected.  Izeyoza.  
Basically you can apply to a University and say I'm going for Physics or I'm going for Math, or you can even just say you're undeclared.  If you are declared, you're put into that program.  The physics program, the math program, etc.  

You can easily take classes outside your program, and even are required to take some.  

But at my fiance's school, some of her higher up classes require her to be part of the Dietetic program.
That sounds like a really good system tbh. At our universities you just have to apply for a course and you do whatever topics are on that course. Some courses have a list of options and you pick a few of them to do but if you were doing physics then they'd all be physics topics.

There's a few courses which are more flexible and allow you to pick up topics from other courses but that's more rare.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 11, 2016, 03:41 PM
That sounds like a really good system tbh. At our universities you just have to apply for a course and you do whatever topics are on that course. Some courses have a list of options and you pick a few of them to do but if you were doing physics then they'd all be physics topics.

There's a few courses which are more flexible and allow you to pick up topics from other courses but that's more rare.
Some people would probably prefer just prefer just taking all the classes in their department, but I much prefer this set up.  :D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 14, 2016, 07:46 PM
6th edition - 8$
7th edition - 100$

Uh huh.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Jul 14, 2016, 07:53 PM
6th edition - 8$
7th edition - 100$

Uh huh.  
Classic
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 14, 2016, 10:11 PM
6th edition - 8$
7th edition - 100$

Uh huh.  
Sounds about right :D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 15, 2016, 07:29 AM
I've been having trouble with double integrals. :P.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Jul 16, 2016, 12:20 AM
Too cool for school  8)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 16, 2016, 07:18 AM
I've been having trouble with double integrals. :P.
Double integrals?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 16, 2016, 11:09 AM
Double integrals?
Double antiderivatives. :P they are a real pain switching boundaries for me.

Easy problem here:
(https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/9fc89c3dd1256cace35afd1ca2546dd3a3b51f51)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 12:05 AM
Polar coordinates are kinda cool.
(x,y)
In order to define every point in rectangular coordinates you need (-infinity,+infinity) for both the x and the y.   But with polar, you can define every point for r with just the positive numbers [0,+infinity), and for theta, just between [0, 2pi)  Seems like madness. :o
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 07:40 AM
Double antiderivatives. :P they are a real pain switching boundaries for me.

Easy problem here:
(https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/9fc89c3dd1256cace35afd1ca2546dd3a3b51f51)
I've never done those before. Seems fairly simple except I've never been taught straight up integrating x terms with respect to y.

Polar coordinates are kinda cool.
(x,y)
In order to define every point in rectangular coordinates you need (-infinity,+infinity) for both the x and the y.   But with polar, you can define every point for r with just the positive numbers [0,+infinity), and for theta, just between [0, 2pi)  Seems like madness. :o
Done plenty of this though. I like polar coordinates, the graphs you get from them can be really cool ;D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 01:53 PM
I've never done those before. Seems fairly simple except I've never been taught straight up integrating x terms with respect to y.
I know something you don't?  :o
I'll explain!
So basically first we learned about partial derivatives, a derivative with respect to another.  u = f(x,y,z).  The way we take the derivative in this case is by treating the other values as if they were a constant.  So if we had z = xy + y + x,  if we took the derivative with respect to y, we would treat x as a constant.  dz/dy = x+1, so we pretend that x is a constant.  d/dy (xy)=x is the same thing as d/dy (3y) = 3.   We also get the dz/dx = y+1.

The double integrals are generally used for volume, sometimes they are used for areas.  Basically it's kinda, but not exactly the opposite of that.  z= f(x,y), basically you take two integrals, one for y, and one for x.  And you keep the other variable as a constant.  
There are some cases, where the inside integral will have a function of the outer.  That case you plug in the function for the variable you are integrating. Sometimes you have to switch the outer and inner integrals and you also have to switch the bounds of the integral. I understand how to do this, but I keep having troubles getting the right answer.  :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 04:20 PM
I know something you don't?  :o
I'll explain!
So basically first we learned about partial derivatives, a derivative with respect to another.  u = f(x,y,z).  The way we take the derivative in this case is by treating the other values as if they were a constant.  So if we had z = xy + y + x,  if we took the derivative with respect to y, we would treat x as a constant.  dz/dy = x+1, so we pretend that x is a constant.  d/dy (xy)=x is the same thing as d/dy (3y) = 3.   We also get the dz/dx = y+1.

The double integrals are generally used for volume, sometimes they are used for areas.  Basically it's kinda, but not exactly the opposite of that.  z= f(x,y), basically you take two integrals, one for y, and one for x.  And you keep the other variable as a constant.  
There are some cases, where the inside integral will have a function of the outer.  That case you plug in the function for the variable you are integrating. Sometimes you have to switch the outer and inner integrals and you also have to switch the bounds of the integral. I understand how to do this, but I keep having troubles getting the right answer.  :P
Sounds pretty interesting! I'm sure I'll learn that at university ;)

Why do you have to change the bounds?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 05:01 PM
Sounds pretty interesting! I'm sure I'll learn that at university ;)
You definitely will.  

Why do you have to change the bounds?
Sometimes you have to switch the y and x functions.
Let's say you are to solve this integral
(http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/tempimagedir/eqn7701.png)
In it's current state it is unsolvable in elementary terms.  There's no nice way to solve it for an exact answer.  Some teachers might even tell you that it is completely unsolvable.  The only way to solve it, is using a series and that can get really messy and you'd have to add a lot of numbers to get some result.  
If you switch the bounds to being a dydx equation, it is actually really easy even to find an exact answer.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 06:40 PM
You definitely will.  
Sometimes you have to switch the y and x functions.
Let's say you are to solve this integral
(http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/tempimagedir/eqn7701.png)
In it's current state it is unsolvable in elementary terms.  There's no nice way to solve it for an exact answer.  Some teachers might even tell you that it is completely unsolvable.  The only way to solve it, is using a series and that can get really messy and you'd have to add a lot of numbers to get some result.  
If you switch the bounds to being a dydx equation, it is actually really easy even to find an exact answer.  
Hmm interesting. There is still a lot I have to learn :D

What school year are you in 1/2 tau / when were you born?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 06:47 PM
Hmm interesting. There is still a lot I have to learn :D

What school year are you in 1/2 tau / when were you born?
96
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 06:50 PM
96
After or before the school year started in 96?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 07:06 PM
After or before the school year started in 96?
Before.  I'm 20, in my sophomore year of university.  
But I was planning on taking the class my first semester, but didn't work out. :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 08:16 PM
Before.  I'm 20, in my sophomore year of university.  
But I was planning on taking the class my first semester, but didn't work out. :P
Ah okay so you're two school years ahead of me then. Explains why I don't know some things  ;D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 08:19 PM
Ah okay so you're two school years ahead of me then. Explains why I don't know some things  ;D
Nah.
(http://memecrunch.com/meme/P532/it-s-because-i-m-smart/image.jpg)

It's more like one year ahead.  ;)
You guys don't waste your time on silly stuff like English class.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Legend on Jul 17, 2016, 08:21 PM
Before.  I'm 20, in my sophomore year of university.  
But I was planning on taking the class my first semester, but didn't work out. :P
You've surpassed my college math.  ::)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Jul 17, 2016, 08:24 PM
Nah.
(http://memecrunch.com/meme/P532/it-s-because-i-m-smart/image.jpg)

It's more like one year ahead.  ;)
You guys don't waste your time on silly stuff like English class.
Haha yeah probably   ;)

I did take further maths though which means I am one year ahead of most who take maths in the UK.

We do waste a lot of time though, our first year at school is basically just playing in sand boxes and shame like that. Also we do have an English class, we do Shakespeare and poems and stuff ;D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Jul 17, 2016, 08:25 PM
It's been so long since I've integrated anything.  Oh well.  I'm taking a computer technology teaching course, since I'm technically not allowed to teach the computer engineeriing classes.  It's been good so far.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 17, 2016, 08:26 PM
You've surpassed my college math.  ::)
If you say so!  :)
I have catching up to do in other departments though.   8)

Haha yeah probably   ;)
I did take further maths though which means I am one year ahead of most who take maths in the UK.
We do waste a lot of time though, our first year at school is basically just playing in sand boxes and shame like that. Also we do have an English class, we do Shakespeare and poems and stuff ;D
I just realized the dog I posted is on drugs....

I mean university though.  You guys don't waste any time in university.  At least not usually.  :)
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Jul 17, 2016, 08:56 PM
Nah.
(http://memecrunch.com/meme/P532/it-s-because-i-m-smart/image.jpg)

It's more like one year ahead.  ;)
You guys don't waste your time on silly stuff like English class.
Must resist British joke
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 19, 2016, 11:20 PM
I found all the syllabi for Computer Science.  :o
Some pretty exciting classes.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Jul 19, 2016, 11:30 PM
Starting to think of plan B if I don't get a job in the games industry within the next 6 months to a year.  I'm thinking make my portfolio as kickass as possible by the beginning of september.  Get tons of connections over the next couple months and start applying again to anything that I fit the qualifications for most of september and october.  If I get nothing through that, then I'll take another month and work on a really small portfolio piece and tweak some things and apply again in December and January.  If I still don't get anything I might go back to school and get my Masters so I would be able to take another 2 years and focus on environment art even more without worry of needing a job in the industry yet.  Try for some internships while doing the degree and hope I get something.  Plus I would love the opportunity to teach other people in the program as an instructor after working in the industry for a bit.  Cause our college needs instructors with experience in the industry which is why our program has like a less than 10% success rate getting into the AAA industry.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Jul 31, 2016, 09:35 PM
So it looks like I need a 75% on the final to get an A.  :D
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Aura7541 on Aug 09, 2016, 01:25 PM
Presented and successfully defended my Master's thesis. Now I just need to submit all of my paperwork and write-up to my university.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Aug 12, 2016, 10:19 PM
Welp, think I finally decided to go back to school to do the Masters program for my degree!!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Aug 12, 2016, 10:19 PM
Welp, think I finally decided to go back to school to do the Masters program for my degree!!
K, see yeah again in two years.   :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Aug 12, 2016, 10:24 PM
K, see yeah again in two years.   :(
Haha, probably!  I hope to keep a good schedule so I can play games and be on here at times.  I'm not starting till spring semester so it will be a bit.  This time I'll will be moving to an apartment near campus so I don't have to drive over an hour to campus.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Aug 12, 2016, 10:25 PM
Haha, probably!  I hope to keep a good schedule so I can play games and be on here at times.  I'm not starting till spring semester so it will be a bit.  This time I'll will be moving to an apartment near campus so I don't have to drive over an hour to campus.
Awesome man.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 12, 2016, 10:26 PM
Welp, think I finally decided to go back to school to do the Masters program for my degree!!
You sure that's the best thing?  
What is your bachelor's degree called?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Aug 12, 2016, 10:29 PM
You sure that's the best thing? 
What is your bachelor's degree called? 
It's media arts and science

And yeah I've been thinking a lot about wanting the ability to teach what I do to others at some point and most everywhere college wise you'll need a masters degree and if you don't in some places it won't be long till you do. Plus I see this as a way to have another year or so of just focusing on my environments, material studies, and props. 
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 25, 2016, 10:58 PM
Has anyone taken a Japanese class?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Aug 27, 2016, 11:57 PM
So my Associates degree has been approved.  
This guy has a college degree!  :D

3 more years!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 07, 2016, 05:25 PM
My first say back.  
I'm super exhausted.

:/
Jeez.  
Been a little worried about passing out today or something.  :P so far so good.  3 more hours to go.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Sep 07, 2016, 05:52 PM
School, huh
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 12, 2016, 02:49 AM
Discrete Structures:  Learning Latex, and logic right now.  Really difficult, just kind of learn it yourself right now.  
Abstract Algebra: We've just been given a couple of problems and give justification for why they work.  Looks like it'll be an interesting class.
Intro to Modern Physics: Really cool.
Awesome teachers all around^

PDE: Really cool that I remember so much ODE.  Should be helpful.  
Japanese: Really hard. :P
Assembly: Haven't really gotten into anything.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Sep 28, 2016, 12:21 AM
So I decided against going back for my masters as of now.  I might still do a masters later on all online(if able) while working a job.  Mostly if I get tired of the industry(not terribly likely but who never know), especially if crunch time doesn't get better and it gets tiring, but would be nice if crunch gets better at all or most dev studios.   Not to mention I really didn't want to do anymore classes that take away from me working full time on my environments/props

However I do have another plan in mind that if it goes as planned, I should get into the industry within the next year.  So I'm gonna apply, apply, apply starting now until at least January.  If I don't get any jobs by then i'm thinking I am going to apply to Gnomon for either the March term or the June term in California and while it's super expensive, most people don't actually finish because they get a job before they have a chance too.  So I'm hoping I can take a term or two and get a connection into a job after that.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Sep 28, 2016, 12:55 AM
Abstract Algebra: Really fun.  We are given like 1 problem every day, that is very different from most things I've ever had to solve.  Really fun math class. One of the most fun math classes I've ever had.  

Intro to Modern Physics: Really fun. Some of the concepts are a little hard to understand thus far.   Seem to be doing really good in the class, but I haven't really felt like I've been getting it.  

PDE: A typical math class, frankly.  Really cool to see how a lot of the math behind physics works out.  Like the wave equation and stuff.  

Japanese: Doing really well in this class.  Can't wait to be done though.  Just really not a fan of talking to other people.  Really enjoying learning the language though.  Really want to continue that for a long time.  

Assembly: We are only now getting into things that I didn't do last semester.  But it's still stuff I know pretty well.  Converting number bases to other ones.  But, looks like the class is finally starting to ramp up just a little bit.  Hopefully this stays as my "free" class where I don't have to do anything outside class.  

Discrete Structures:  Really tough.  It's very different from any kind of math I've done before.  It also really sucks that I'm trying to learn it on my own.  :P  I am not really sure why I thought this was a good idea....  Hopefully it goes well.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Nov 20, 2016, 02:36 AM
Put in a request for an appointment with an advisor at Gnomon!  Gonna hopefully get some feedback on my portfolio and what I should focus on making sure I have in it to ensure acceptance.  Also figure out the best program for me to enroll into and whether I do the spring or summer term for start date.   Most likely I will try spring.  

Also gonna start finding more smaller studios to send my stuff too.  i've been focusing on bigger studios too much and I don't think I am quite ready for a AAA studio yet.  

So if anyone finds or knows of smaller studios send their name and website my way.  Even if they are not hiring I'm just gonna send my stuff anyway and see what happens.   Hope to hit 100 apps all together by end of January or so if I don't get anything by then.  So far I'm at 30 and have had absolutely zero feedback even from the ones I sent follow ups too.  Not to mention I'm not even getting considered for junior positions so I'm getting discouraged a lot.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Mmm_fish_tacos on Nov 20, 2016, 01:55 PM
This link will get you in touch with the owner of vizioneck. i hear the pay is pretty bad, but time lines dont matter. So theres plenty of time to practice your craft.


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Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 16, 2016, 04:57 AM
I have one more day of classes.  
Very excited.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Dec 16, 2016, 12:46 PM
I have one more day of classes.  
Very excited.
Same!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Dec 16, 2016, 04:49 PM
I'm done!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Cute Pikachu on Dec 16, 2016, 05:06 PM
On christmas Break now.
Ho ho ho!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 16, 2016, 05:23 PM
I have 5 more hours. :P
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 16, 2016, 11:30 PM
It is done.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Dec 17, 2016, 01:43 AM
It is done.  
Huzzah!! Christmas time!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: nnodley on Dec 17, 2016, 02:29 AM
Even though its not school, I'm trying to get some of my current projects for my portfolio done so I can chill and relax for the next week to week and a half.  Only problem is I feel I should be doing stuff at all times, but it's hard when it's the holidays and I'm usually working at home almost everyday and only really leave to go work out for a couple hours and the occasional eating out.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Dec 17, 2016, 05:17 PM
Work for Christmas
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 27, 2016, 03:56 AM
I got 2 A's, 3 B's and 1 C+.

Abstract Algebra (B) - Really interesting class.  I didn't really spend as much time as I would have liked on this class.  The teacher was pretty nice, but he wasn't very organized.  Had class Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  There were times he would post an assignment on Tuesday, that were due in class on Wednesday... Not very great for people who are taking lots of classes or working a lot...  But really interesting class, was a lot of really basic math stuff like sets. Basically no calculation, all theory.  

Discrete Mathematics (B) - Took this class as an independent study.  Didn't spend very much time on this class, at all.  Basically I did the assignments and that was basically how I learned all the material.  Was a tough class, and a lot of people who were actually in class did much worse than I did.... Actually curved my grade up from a C+.

Partial Differential Equation (C+) - This class  I really messed up on.  Based on what I heard other students say, they really struggled with this one too.  I personally really messed up with homework.  There were like 5 assignments this semester, and 3 of them were barely half finished.  This one is on me.  I didn't do super great on the first 2 tests either.  Got a 90% on the final though.  So not too bad.  I didn't really care too much about this class, and it ended up being the last thing I worked on, every single time. So I often didn't finish everything.  

Assembly (B) - This one is a bit tricky.  The material wasn't too bad, the teacher wasn't a very good teacher.  It's not very easy to follow his organization.  There was a lecture, where he spent more time talking about chips would often have drawing on them, than he did talking about some of the material that actually ended up being on the test.  All in all, I'm okay with my grade here.  

Modern Physics (A) - Super awesome class, and super awesome teacher.  Was a super nice teacher. Really excited to have him next semester as well.  Definitely planning on doing a triple major.  

Japanese 1 (A) - Had a lot of fun.  Really excited to keep learning.  But I don't plan to take a Japanese class again soon, but learning on my own from here on for a little while.  Had a lot of fun.  Japanese is a really cool language.

Next semester I plan to take:
-Topology
-Introductory Physics II
-Classical Mechanics
-Physics Lab I
-Artificial Intelligence
-Computer Theory
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 29, 2017, 11:38 PM
Next semester I plan to take:
-Topology
-Introductory Physics II
-Classical Mechanics
-Physics Lab I
-Artificial Intelligence
-Computer Theory
It went great.  

I've been really excited.  Getting to the end of my programs, ever so slowly, but surely.
7 physics classes left after next semester.
3 math classes left.
7 CS classes left.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 26, 2017, 09:37 PM
Took:
Complex Analysis
Statistics
Optics
Computer Organization
Operating Systems
Software Engineering
Career Skills

In about 4 weeks, I'll be taking:
Computer Networks
Compilers
Star Formation and Galaxies
Quantum Mechanics
Number Theory
Philosophy
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 27, 2017, 11:54 PM
I'm surprised your Discrete class wasn't mandatory.  It was for us.  What did they replace Formal Languages with for you?  They replaced ours with Discrete II and then replaced that with some comp sci version of it.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 28, 2017, 12:54 AM
I'm surprised your Discrete class wasn't mandatory.  It was for us.  What did they replace Formal Languages with for you?  They replaced ours with Discrete II and then replaced that with some comp sci version of it.
Discrete was mandatory.  I took it as independent study because I had a time conflict.  

I still have to take Programming Language.  Theory of Computation also covered languages.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 28, 2017, 03:04 PM
Discrete was mandatory.  I took it as independent study because I had a time conflict.  

I still have to take Programming Language.  Theory of Computation also covered languages.  
"Formal Languages" not programming languages.  Theory of Computation might be that.  Pretty much Formal Languages is all state machines.  It's the math theory for compilers.  Minus the compiler part.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Dec 28, 2017, 04:58 PM
"Formal Languages" not programming languages.  Theory of Computation might be that.  Pretty much Formal Languages is all state machines.  It's the math theory for compilers.  Minus the compiler part.
That's theory of computation.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Dec 29, 2017, 11:31 AM
Well I'll add mine. This term my lecture courses were (the exams are all in final term May-June):

Statistics of Measurement
Thermodynamics
Fourier Analysis
Quantum Mechanics
Differential Equations
Statistical Physics

I also studied the quantum defect using spectroscopy in labs and did a computing project on ray tracer modelling. Next term I have:

Mathematical Methods
Electromagnetism 2
Atomic Physics
Solid State Physics
Nuclear and Particle Physics

Plus two more lab studies.

Also I have to write a science article over the break.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Dec 29, 2017, 05:22 PM
I finished making exams for my students.  I'm behind on my marking :(
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 01, 2018, 11:57 PM
.
Is Software engineering a completely separate thing from Computer Science in Canada?
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 02, 2018, 02:00 AM
Is Software engineering a completely separate thing from Computer Science in Canada?
Yes and no.  It's a course you have to take in Comp Sci.  There's an optional part 2.  There's also a full 4 year program that stretches those 2 courses into 4 years.  I think dedicated software engineering is a scam.  There's only so many ways to explain the same 3 business docs you're never going to use..
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 02, 2018, 02:06 AM
Yes and no.  It's a course you have to take in Comp Sci.  There's an optional part 2.  There's also a full 4 year program that stretches those 2 courses into 4 years.  I think dedicated software engineering is a scam.  There's only so many ways to explain the same 3 business docs you're never going to use..
Here SE and CS are pretty similar, SE is like CS lite, CS has more math and more theory classes; SE requires Databases and Software Engineering II.

But it sounded like in Canada, you have to do software engineering to be called an "engineer"
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: darkknightkryta on Mar 02, 2018, 03:33 AM
Here SE and CS are pretty similar, SE is like CS lite, CS has more math and more theory classes; SE requires Databases and Software Engineering II.

But it sounded like in Canada, you have to do software engineering to be called an "engineer"
You do.  It's why it's a scam.  It's just a business study with comp sci courses.  Or take Computer Engineering.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Mar 28, 2018, 08:09 PM
Properly starting my revision/ studying grind for exams today. I have to do an average of four hours a day from now til mid June - on top of regular work and social stuff. Its gonna be fun!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 28, 2018, 08:18 PM
Brits still don't know what revision means.  ::)

/s
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Dr. Pezus on Mar 28, 2018, 08:30 PM
Properly starting my revision/ studying grind for exams today. I have to do an average of four hours a day from now til mid June - on top of regular work and social stuff. Its gonna be fun!
Ah, the glory days
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 28, 2018, 09:45 PM
Ah, the glory days
To be young again.  

And also a robot.  

I really need to study up on my physics classes.  
Math is going pretty good.  
Computer Science is going really good.
Philosophy is garbage.  Which is awesome.

I've just kind of been ignoring my physics classes lately.  So I need to catch up a bit.  The thing that's kind of bothersome, these classes just feel like the teachers are just picking random things to talk about.  Which is sometimes awesome when there's interesting stuff.  But usually it's not all that fun.  

My other classes are really awesome.  I feel like the class is designed to be about making progress towards something.  
Compilers is obviously about building a compiler.  And it's cool, we get to build each step, and we knew day 1 what we'd be doing the whole semester.  
Computer Networks is cool, we learn how networks work.  And we do it from the top down.  Which is cool.  You learn some practical stuff, then you learn how each layer works with it.  
Philosophy is literally just taking chapters out of a textbook, so it's pretty standard.
And my math class doesn't have a textbook, but it's still just amazingly set up.   It feels like we are building up to something, even though there isn't a textbook to show us where we are going.  Almost everything we do in that class depends on stuff we did earlier.  So like everyday is like "we showed that this is true yesterday, and we're building on this result in this way."  

So I've been talking to the math teacher about doing a study.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on Mar 28, 2018, 10:06 PM
To be young again.  

And also a robot.  

I really need to study up on my physics classes.  
Math is going pretty good.  
Computer Science is going really good.
Philosophy is garbage.  Which is awesome.

I've just kind of been ignoring my physics classes lately.  So I need to catch up a bit.  The thing that's kind of bothersome, these classes just feel like the teachers are just picking random things to talk about.  Which is sometimes awesome when there's interesting stuff.  But usually it's not all that fun.  

My other classes are really awesome.  I feel like the class is designed to be about making progress towards something.  
Compilers is obviously about building a compiler.  And it's cool, we get to build each step, and we knew day 1 what we'd be doing the whole semester.  
Computer Networks is cool, we learn how networks work.  And we do it from the top down.  Which is cool.  You learn some practical stuff, then you learn how each layer works with it.  
Philosophy is literally just taking chapters out of a textbook, so it's pretty standard.
And my math class doesn't have a textbook, but it's still just amazingly set up.   It feels like we are building up to something, even though there isn't a textbook to show us where we are going.  Almost everything we do in that class depends on stuff we did earlier.  So like everyday is like "we showed that this is true yesterday, and we're building on this result in this way."  

So I've been talking to the math teacher about doing a study.  
Physics has always felt like that for me. Only some of it is interesting, but I didn't get to choose any of the modules I've done this year.

Can't wait for next year, finally get to do some astro stuff! Advanced Classical Physics and Plasma physics sound dope too.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on Mar 28, 2018, 10:07 PM
Physics has always felt like that for me. Only some of it is interesting, but I didn't get to choose any of the modules I've done this year.

Can't wait for next year, finally get to do some astro stuff! Advanced Classical Physics and Plasma physics sound dope too.
The first 4 classes I had didn't feel like that.  
Yeah, I'm jelly.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 08, 2019, 09:28 PM
Wow this thread has been dead for a long time! I'm in the middle of another horrible exam season and its gonna feel so good when its finally done. Been doing loads of exams every year in may-june for as long as I can remember it feels like, started in 2013 with my GCSEs. If my memory serves me right I had 3 exams in 2013, 23 exams in 2014, 13 in 2015, 12 in 2016, 6 in 2017, 7 in 2018 and now 8 in 2019. All in May/June.

2014 looks the hardest but they were all GCSE exams which were fairly easy, it has pretty much gotten harder every year despite the number.

The schedule for this year is pretty tough, my exams are May 2nd, 9th, 13th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 28th and June 3rd. First exam last week went fairly well, hoping the one tomorrow goes good too.

Completing 40% of my year or about 12% of my degree within the space of 8 days is brutal though, I really hate how my Uni does everything in the final term instead of exams at the end of modules or in January.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 08, 2019, 09:38 PM
Wow this thread has been dead for a long time! I'm in the middle of another horrible exam season and its gonna feel so good when its finally done. Been doing loads of exams every year in may-june for as long as I can remember it feels like, started in 2013 with my GCSEs. If my memory serves me right I had 3 exams in 2013, 23 exams in 2014, 13 in 2015, 12 in 2016, 6 in 2017, 7 in 2018 and now 8 in 2019. All in May/June.

2014 looks the hardest but they were all GCSE exams which were fairly easy, it has pretty much gotten harder every year despite the number.

The schedule for this year is pretty tough, my exams are May 2nd, 9th, 13th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 28th and June 3rd. First exam last week went fairly well, hoping the one tomorrow goes good too.

Completing 40% of my year or about 12% of my degree within the space of 8 days is brutal though, I really hate how my Uni does everything in the final term instead of exams at the end of modules or in January.
Proud of ya.  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 08, 2019, 09:40 PM
Proud of ya.  
Thanks! Although I probably should have done more work throughout the year to prepare :P

Well whatever, as long as I come out with a 2:1 degree (60%+) all doors remain open to me!
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 08, 2019, 10:01 PM

So school is really rough.  The biggest thing is I'm starting to not care.  So even when I have a good amount of time to work on anything, I don't feel like I want to.  

Have some final projects that i have to finish.  

Electricity & Magnetism:
I am interested in this subject, but I'm not doing very well.  It doesn't help that the professor isn't posting what we are doing in class.
If I was able to care more and wasn't so busy, I could learn more out of the book.  

Physics Lab:
I hate lab.  And my wife and I spent like 6 hours together working on trying to put the data together.  I noticed that some of the data was missed, and my lab partner and I didn't do a couple of runs.  


Programming Languages:
I'm doing well.  It's a class I've been skipping because I need time to work on other things.  Really interesting stuff.

Graphics:
It's an alright class.  I'm not a fan of the professor's teaching style, but I'm looking forward to getting more in depth with it in the future.  

Computing Ethics:
This class is interesting, pretty easy.  Not really liking the teacher though.  

Senior Physics Project:
Finally figuring this out.  So that's a plus.  
Was a pain though.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 13, 2019, 03:42 PM
So school is really rough.  The biggest thing is I'm starting to not care.  So even when I have a good amount of time to work on anything, I don't feel like I want to.  

Have some final projects that i have to finish.  

Electricity & Magnetism:
I am interested in this subject, but I'm not doing very well.  It doesn't help that the professor isn't posting what we are doing in class.
If I was able to care more and wasn't so busy, I could learn more out of the book.  

Physics Lab:
I hate lab.  And my wife and I spent like 6 hours together working on trying to put the data together.  I noticed that some of the data was missed, and my lab partner and I didn't do a couple of runs.  


Programming Languages:
I'm doing well.  It's a class I've been skipping because I need time to work on other things.  Really interesting stuff.

Graphics:
It's an alright class.  I'm not a fan of the professor's teaching style, but I'm looking forward to getting more in depth with it in the future.  

Computing Ethics:
This class is interesting, pretty easy.  Not really liking the teacher though.  

Senior Physics Project:
Finally figuring this out.  So that's a plus.  
Was a pain though.
Yay for not caring!

So two more exams down, got iced by my Uni as both were a lot harder than the past papers but I think I still did okay.

So my master's project for next year has been confirmed! I'm going to be studying the effect of the changing global climate on wildfires and the feedback loop of wildfires in turn affecting the climate which then effects wildfires more etc. so that's cool!

Also decided I'm studying Unification, Quantum Theory of Matter, Quantum Field Theory, Atmospheric Physics and Nanotechnology next year.

Still got my exams on light and matter, statistical mechanics, physics of the universe and fluid dynamics, group theory and suns stars and planets to go this year.
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 13, 2019, 04:03 PM
So my master's project for next year has been confirmed! I'm going to be studying the effect of the changing global climate on wildfires and the feedback loop of wildfires in turn affecting the climate which then effects wildfires more etc. so that's cool!
"But climate change isn't real so this is moot anyway"

/S

Congrats!  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 18, 2019, 03:41 PM
I feel exhausted.  

Still have a test on Monday and a presentation.  But I'm pretty close to being done.  

Wasn't able to set up my practicum though.


Also decided I'm studying Unification, Quantum Theory of Matter, Quantum Field Theory, Atmospheric Physics and Nanotechnology next year.
Do you like all these things?  
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: Xevross on May 18, 2019, 05:22 PM
Do you like all these things?  
No I don't
Title: Re: How's School?
Post by: the-pi-guy on May 18, 2019, 06:16 PM
No I don't
What parts don't you like?