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  1. 6 points
  2. No harm, no foul, @Illusion of Terra - We are somewhat off topic now (but not, since this is becoming a growing pet peeve as a "fellow" at a university) - schools are not effectively communicating the key principles and environment of the majors they provide. They often tout the grand success stories, but they don't talk about the most common outcomes, or the worst potential outcome. Advisors don't even discuss this half the time. Seems to me that such an oversight would be worth at least an asterisk. I got lucky enough to be taught skill marketing in school. I was prepared to twist the verbiage of any job in my favor as a history major because we didn't just study history, we studied the skills of a historian. Lo and behold, I wound up with that "exception" job. Still, I was taught there was a ladder, and you can do everything right and end up only making it to the middle of that ladder. All students need to be given that same courtesy. It sounds cold (as cold as behind honest with a kid telling them that some aren't gonna make it), but at the age of 18 or up, prepare the person for reality, rather than continuously lying or misleading them.
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  3. I just saw a youtube video of some guys trying some really spicy food and thought back to something I did, and got the idea for this. Have you ever eaten or drank something that was exceptional to the point of being disgusting, dangerous or in any other way unusual? For me it was when I was a kid and I visited a friend whose family came from Napoli/Naples. His grandmother (who was living there) was the stereotypical Italian mom you imagine, and they brought really spicy pepper (the thin long ones, I don't know the English name for it). I used to eat a lot of spicy things back then, and couldn't imagine something being really all that spicy. I hadn't counted on the sun dried Neapolitan pepper though and just munched on it like it was nothing (they told me they only use a small slice for a whole pot of pasta but I thought I knew better). Soon afterwards I felt a burning sensation quickly spreading from my tongue, through my mouth to my nose, face and lungs. It was so spicy that it felt like someone was literally pouring fire over me All the others were rolling on the floor laughing while I was in agony and almost blanked out. They gave me a lot of cold milk but that only helped for like a second. At some point my mouth went numb and I was sweating buckets. It took like half an hour to get to a point where the pain started to recede. I was just relieved that the burning sensation was gone at some point
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  4. Epic high 5 into oblivion, follow by ultimate bro hug.
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  5. I know this is sort of petty, but I am slightly annoyed that my food still has 20 minutes to go before its ready. I am so hungry.
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  6. Smack senpai out of surprise, thinking they would turn themselves into a butt monkey.
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  7. Tells senpai, if you wanted to see my legs, all you had to do was ask
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  8. Yes, and no. I understand where you're coming from. However, more often than not, what tends to happen is the student wanes. There are a lot of degrees that are "good" or "practical", but often those markets are saturated enough as it is. An example of this is a Business degree. One of our subordinate directorates just finished terminating over 1,000 jobs. Those employees may have only made a minor mistake, but there's enough business majors around that you are simply expendable. If you don't enjoy your work, you eventually become an occupier of an office, which makes you a prime target for getting pegged for the bottom of the barrel. University degrees are absolutely not required for a well paying job. This stigma needs to go away, because it is absolutely false and has never been true. Trade schools, technical schools, and apprenticeships are just as capable of establishing decent incomes without the classroom environment. In fact, the jobs that are generated by those fields are in much higher demand than most of those from an academic background. They're also largely irreplaceable. I am not trying to tell you what you should do. I don't know you well enough for that. But what I will say is that there are certain elements about universities and colleges that are created by society and bad information. The notion that you have to go to a college or university for a well paying job is one. The idea that all it takes to get a good job is just "skills, and the paper" is another.
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  9. @Illusion of Terra There does seem to be quite a few things I could apply my degree to upon graduating so my earlier statement of not knowing how to apply it to my life is more of a personal lack of not knowing exactly what I actually want to do with it, rather than a lack of use for said degree ... @The History Kid As I said above it is a good degree with practical use and therefore I think it would be a much worse waste of my time if I simply gave up on it due to the fact that I personally don't find much enjoyment in it. There are many things in life that we must do out of necessity not personal enjoyment or passion, this seems to be one of those things ... in this day and age it seems vital to have a good degree in order to make it in any well paying job and if my not-so-enjoyable days in college help me achieve that then that's all that really matters. Ps. I do believe my first statement may have depicted my view of college in a worse light than I meant it to. I do not actually view college as a waste of time, it simply feels like I have often missed out on many important experiences in my life since I am instead focused more on building a stable structure for my life and/or career rather than just enjoying life for the moment ... also, although school does cause me extreme amounts of anxiety it isn't rare for anything with any sense of importance in my life to cause anxiety as well, so that isn't as much a worry as is the fact that I desperately hope I can manage to make it to graduation and actually earn a degree in something useful.
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  10. Gratitude them as well cause it's teamwork, and we need to work together to take the evil one out.
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  11. attack on titan season 3 part 2. jojo's bizarre adventure part 5 One punch man season 2. Waiting for Boku no hero next season and the next season of Baki the grappler
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  12. I never got into sports anime, maybe I just don't like anything about sports. Closest thing I could watch to sports anime was Baki the grappler, since some martial arts are sports, some what. And Baki and the rest of the fighters don't have any super powers.
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  13. Let them know phase 1 for our plans for world quest just began, them give them a bro hug.
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  14. My feet hurt. Also I am sunburned. I don't know when I'll be able to post next but I hope my account doesn't die. Wind Scar!
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  15. We teach people to learn how to feed their families with self sufficiency
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  16. While they were hugging me, knowing what their intention was, inject them with a poison which knocks (but not kills) them out, then while they were out drop them into shark infested waters, wakes them up and shouts "good luck!" then kick the engine into gear to make my escape, but not realizing by kicking my engine into gear the engine falls off my boat leaving me stranded with them, so I reach out and pull them into the boat, we argue for a few minutes because we've tuck this too far, so we agree we need to find a way to get out of this situation. okay... that was one way too long response
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  17. Dodge, catch them off guard and hug them, but no ordinary a hug, a hug that could kill them.
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  18. Hug them, tell them I'll brb, and while they are waiting send rockets to their feet to make them dance which catches them off guard
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  19. Take them to a nice garden, where we both get lost in our thoughts, notrelaxing we have been there for hours without saying a word.
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  20. Slap them back saying, “I am awake and thinking clearly.”
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  21. Release my weapons against them for blackmailing.
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  22. @The History Kid Completely forgot about tuition since we don't have to pay them over here. Kinda puts a whole lot more pressure on you. But yeah, student debt would have made me think twice about the degrees I was interested in. In the end I had a similar experience as ItsSammy. I, and many others, just thought the work you do with that degree would be a lot different from what it actually is, and we only very slowly realized that. If you think 'Biology' you might imagine someone studying deep sea animals and diving off the coast of New Guinea, but it usually is just sitting in an almost sterile lab environment putting one liquid into another over and over again with very little result. Sure, there are people who work like you imagined, but it often is an exception, mostly because there just isn't enough money for deep sea animal research, but huge sums of money for yet another cholesterol medication. But since we didn't "waste" any money (or increase debt), many could just keep going and see if it gets better. Some at some point adapted, others changed either right from the beginning, or after their Bachelors/Masters. If I had to choose a major now, I would really try and inform myself what it actually is that I will probably do afterwards and what the chances are.
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  23. Get them their own Chick-fil-A location.
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  24. Acquire said footage from him for use as blackmail later. Provide monetary benefits for each instance of blackmail.
    1 point
  25. I think I'll be commenting in another direction from what Terra just said. This seems to be a growing problem for students in academic settings: Lack of usable degrees. Stigma in the community saying you HAVE to go to college/university. Not knowing how to apply skills that are learned in any academic setting. Selecting an uninteresting degree/unwanted degree. Attending a university without having a clear sense of direction with your degree path. I'm going to be "that guy" here - if you are in a degree path for something you have no interest in, you may as well not be there. You are wasting your money, and only adding to your already copious amounts of student debt. If you can't find something in any program that interests you, your best option is to bail before you make your debt situation worse. There are far too many "unmotivated" degree holders out there. The market saturation for any given field isn't going to be your friend on the other side of graduation. What degree program are you in? What is it you have a desire to do? - If you don't mind my asking. If you don't have an answer for that second question, that should be a requirement before setting foot on a university campus with the intention of supplying that institution monetary exchange.
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  26. Preserve footage of silly dance, so we can both laugh about it later.
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  27. 1 point
  28. I will start watching this soon, then I can have a true opinion of the series. So far from what you’ve told us, it seems very interesting with the concept alone, but the characters and art style all look amazing too. Can’t wait to see what the story plays out like.
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  29. When I was coming up with that way out, I couldn't place why a piece of clothing (or in this case the bandanna) was in my mind, now I know why, subliminal messaging
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  30. I love the fact that you thought to cover your mouth with something to avoid breathing in the harmful gas, I wouldn’t have thought about that so readily, probably not until I was suffering. The lunch. Was wrapped in a bandana, so you could have used that. @Wedgy looked out for you with that cleverly hidden item
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  31. @ItsSammy I've spent way too much time at college, not knowing what exactly I wanted to study, so here are my two cents on it, not sure if it'll be any useful to you though. In retrospect I think it's advisable to try and answer those questions, like how you're going to apply it. Often there are many ways which you didn't know about. This depends on the country etc. but if you study pharmacy for example, there are many more things you can do than just work at a pharmacy, such as consulting, research, sales-rep, PR, teaching instruction courses, or even work at museums or in journalism. Those infos can be difficult to get and you should definitely look out for how likely it is that you can get a job like that (for example if you actually studied pharmacy, while it is technically possible to get a job at a big newspaper for their science section, only very few people actually work there). In the end it's some kind of middle ground between doing something you enjoy and doing something that'll pay the bills.
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  32. I'm currently enrolled in college for a degree I don't actually have much/any interest in and have no idea how I'm going to apply it to my life after I've graduated (if I even make it that far) ... school in general has also just been causing me copious amounts of anxiety that have led to absolutely horrendous sleeping patterns due to the fact that I feel like my entire life is passing me by while I waste precious time working towards something I have no passion for or interest in ... On a more lighthearted note one of the shows I was watching ended on a pretty big cliff hanger so I guess I'd say I'm a bit annoyed by that.
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  33. Hmm, this is a difficult one if all I have is a shovel, goggles and a lunch, unless can I use the debris? if so I'd remove a piece of clothing to wrap around my mouth/nose, use the goggles to keep the cloth in place, collect the drill bits, use the shovel to hammer the drill bits into the wall to create a ledge i can use to climb out of the hole, when i reach the top I'd climb out, rest and eat my lunch - You wake up on a raft, in the middle of the ocean, scared and confused, a ship passes by and pirates kidnap you, your locked in a room with the pocket knife the pirate dropped on his way out of the room, a mobile phone with a dead battery and a lighter.
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  34. Hitman reborn. The Guyver, this time don't edit out all the blood Vandread the 3d CG could use a update
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  35. Forgive him, because I'd have to have no soul to be mad after Chick-fil-A.
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  36. Yeah, sorry. I should have said our party. Anyway, as for the topic, take them to Chick-fil-A to make up for my mistake.
    1 point
  37. Found this note on the CR website looks like its delayed by a matter of hours rather than days: Availability Notes Due to French Open broadcasts, episode 10 is expected to be delayed by at least 9 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
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  38. Alright. You're a miner in the 1860s working on the construction of a ventilation shaft. It's roughly only 150 meters deep and about 10 meters in diameter, but this early in its construction it is essentially just a hole. There is a building at the top of the shaft which is used to raise and lower hoists to get debris out, and also has a pump system to remove ground water. You as well as a dozen other miners are lowered into the shaft and are set to work. However, soon after you begin, a leaky lantern up above filled the hoist house with naphtha and blew it sky high. Things begin to fall into the shaft, including several freshly sharpened drill bits, the hoist mechanism, and then debris from the building itself. The water pump was also destroyed, and the shaft begins to flood with water. You were lucky to be unharmed by the falling items, but now the shaft is not only filled with debris and your less fortunate acquaintances, but is rapidly flooding with groundwater and natural gas which is dangerous to breathe in. In addition, you carry on your person a shovel, a pair of goggles, and your lunch, which is a hearty portion of hard-boiled eggs and meat pie contained in a biscuit tin and wrapped in a handkerchief.
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  39. Looks like I was wrong about the Fruits Basket delay since I’m currently watching episode 9 on CR. Thought I would let you know personally since you were so looking forward to it. Sorry for the confusion
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  40. I follow a few anime youtubers mostly for news, and to get perspective even if I do not always agree with their opinions. One thing I would like to see more is a youtuber that covers a few anime news stories like a lot of gaming, or tech channels. Though then youtuber is harder on anime content being shown then they are for gaming.
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  41. You're not alone with that one, it's a common thing for new YouTubers, but the more videos you post the more comfortable you will become, it'll likely take time though. Good luck!
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  42. Three things that annoy me are... Potholes on the road - potholes are really annoying, they are very common in local areas, a lot of councils don't seem to care, my car has been damaged several times, there has also been times when cyclists have gone into a pothole without seeing them and end up falling off their bicycles, highly dangerous. Inconsiderate dangerous drivers - they over take without care to other drivers, pull out of a road without looking, speed on roundabouts, the list goes on. Speed bumps - there doesn't seem to be one set standard when it comes to speed bumps, they are designed to slow vehicles down, but what really annoys me is, they are either not aligned correctly on the road, too high that when you go over them slowly the car bounces, or in such a bad state damage the wheels.
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  43. Love this album... Would anyone be interested in me creating an AnimeForums Spotify playlist? I can probably find most of what we have on here.
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