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Technology sucks. [Nov. 29th, 2004|11:07 pm]
William
I was in the Psychology department today (just wondering around, I 
should make a photoblog of "CSUS - a guide to hiding infrastructure behind 
hedge and underfoot"). Anyway, there was a poster showing the housing 
pricing disparity between what is colloquially known as "places people 
want to move to" and "hell." More specifically, it's a rural vs urban, 
republican vs democrat, coke vs pepsi sort of shorthand notation which 
doesn't stand up to the merest scrutiny, much like the (by now) infamous 
slave states vs 2004 presidential election electoral brouhaha which was 
throughly debunked by snopes. To pick a favoured phrase out of a previous 
post, what crack addled gradate student convinced some stoned professor 
that this fetid pile of dingos kidneys representing a slight difference in 
home price (~10%) can directly relate to the number of abortions per capita,
and thus is worth being said crack smokers senior project. Pot hazed 
labs indeed. Lost? Think I didn't explain this well? Bah! If I had a 
camera phone, I'd have taken a picture of that psychedelic poster (which 
they DISPLAYED! The crappiest, most ill-conceived, factually inaccurate 
thing I've seen since the last open letter from Darl McBride, and they 
show it off like it's King Tut's burial mask. But I digress.) and posted 
it alongside. Feh.

In other news this post marks the following:

1) First post from mobile phone (hence the less than stellar spelling 
and run-on sentences since there is no preview option).

2) First post from school in general.

3) First use of the email-post capability of lj. We'll see if I 
remembered all the suitable incantations. UPDATE: No, I don't apparently 
remember the correct info; here goes the second try. Make that third. Good 
lord technology can be finicky-- fourth. Oh fuckit, I'll just email this 
to my yahoo address and post it later. Stupid fucking technology. Okay,
it's later now. Posting finally.

Oh, and since we are talking about school (well, I am), I got 75% on my 
math test! Yea! That brings my overall grade in the class to 68%! Just 
need 2 more % to pass! (Well, to get credit; not that it really 
matters. I don't really wanna discuss it further.) Furthermore, another math 
test on Friday!


And I wonder why I bother studying technology. I suspect since I have a pgp key on file, it won't let me email-post non-signed messages. Anyone have pgp for a Nokia 6800?
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-11-30 07:27 am (UTC)
::stares confused::
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-11-30 11:10 pm (UTC)
bow down before the geekyness of I! bwhahahahaha!
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-12-01 02:06 am (UTC)
not exactly what i was confused about...but now that you mention it ;)
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[User Picture]From: lawrencebacchus
2004-11-30 05:42 pm (UTC)
Bill, remind me again why you're a computer science major? at least minor in some sort of writing. :P

as to math tests, I took the "math displacement" test I need to get into my transfer level math class I have to take this next semester--

I scored an abysmal 11 out of 45.

...of course, I only need a 28 to pass, and I'm working on getting diagnosed with some sort of learning ability to get that bar lowered even further...here's hoping either I really am developmentally disabled, (shut up) or can fake it well enough to convince them that I am.

One math class...that's all I need for my degree...please O universe, see fit that I can pull this off.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-11-30 11:07 pm (UTC)
hrmm... do you mean that I need lots of additional english knowledge to explain myself clearly, or that my unique writing style should be exposed to the masses?

and... yeah, don't get me started on my math requirements. *boogle* indeed.
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[User Picture]From: lawrencebacchus
2004-12-01 01:45 am (UTC)
the latter. Your talents are wasted if you don't write to some degree.

Math, to me, from a very esoteric standpoint, is a lame attempt to measure what really isn't even there, so fuck it.
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