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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 17:49:23 Reply

Hmm... I've just chosen my gcse's now and have about 12.5 to do... You guys have like 8/9. What's up with that.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 17:54:00 Reply

At 3/23/08 05:41 PM, adman1993 wrote: All my predicted grades are A* but these are my more realistic targets :)

I could probably get an A* in ICT but my teacher is an idiot.

Are you doing R.S short course in year 10 then citizenship in year 11 or just RS?
Are you actually doing a GCSE in PE?
Plus you got to do BCS and ICT? We weren't allowed. Cunt of a school.

At 3/23/08 05:49 PM, crushy wrote: Hmm... I've just chosen my gcse's now and have about 12.5 to do... You guys have like 8/9. What's up with that.

What are the ones you are taking?
I have 9 I think.

Plus, wow. I thought you were older than year 9..

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 17:58:27 Reply

Just an R.S short course.
Half a gsce in pe :)
Wtf is bcs?
I thought crushy was older too :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:01:42 Reply

At 3/23/08 05:54 PM, UnknownFury wrote:
At 3/23/08 05:41 PM, adman1993 wrote: All my predicted grades are A* but these are my more realistic targets :)
At 3/23/08 05:49 PM, crushy wrote: Hmm... I've just chosen my gcse's now and have about 12.5 to do... You guys have like 8/9. What's up with that.
What are the ones you are taking?
I have 9 I think.

Maths
English Language
English Literature
Science Triple Award (x3)
RE short course
Graphics
Spanish
Music
ICT
History
(Maybe IPRO at home - t'is worth 4 gcse)

Plus, wow. I thought you were older than year 9..

Well, forget now or people will treat me differently :P


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:02:37 Reply

At 3/23/08 05:01 PM, Coaly wrote:
At 3/23/08 04:42 PM, DougyTheFreshmaker wrote: Thus, the apple *looks* red, but in actuality, if anything can be said *for certain*, it is that a red apple is definitely not red.
That's a pretty silly conclusion. If your point is that since the red apple reflects red light, it isn't red, then you're thinking about why we call it red in the wrong way, the fact the it reflects that color of light back to us is the sole reason we call it that color....so if anything can be said for certain, it is that a red apple is definitely red, because the conditions for it being called a red apple are defined by humans.

I was mostly building on "the color red" joke :p

But yes, there's a lot of assumption and semantics behind most "regular human things". If you assume a human, and assume this magically defined criteria for what a human considers a color, then I guess an apple "is" red. A bee, for example, perceives light centered around an entirely different part of the spectrum, and wouldn't agree with our definition of "red".

I think the signal to noise ratio is pretty low for colloquial speak, but I'm not rallying against it or anything. It's a lot easier to say 'this apple is red' rather than 'this apple reflects light in the red part of the spectrum as observed by humans'. It's easier to say 'the sky is blue' rather than 'the sky appears blue because of atmospheric scattering'.

the fact the it reflects that color of light back to us is the sole reason we call it that color

This is wrong because if you consider, say, an apple displayed on a monitor, you see that the monitor essentially generates the red light that we see--it doesn't really reflect anything. So a photograph of an apple displayed on a monitor probably might be considered to 'actually' be red because it 'actually' emits red light, but the actual apple in the photograph is just perceived as being red.

So you might say that things "are" a certain color if humans perceive them as being that color, but only under specific circumstances.

For example, if you had an apple sitting on the floor in a closed room, you would see it as red. If the lights were turned off, is it STILL a red apple? What would you say? Yes? No? Probably yes, because it has the 'potential' to be a red apple under normal lighting conditions. In fact, an apple in a completely dark room, when observed by a human, is completely invisible. Would you feel comfortable saying that objects in a room with no light sources are completely invisible (think about the word "invisible")? If the apple were placed under ultraviolet light only, it'd probably look blue--does that make the apple blue? Or is it still red because under "ordinary Sun circumstances" humans perceive it as being red?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:03:09 Reply

I am also doing lit and lang.. and triple sciences.. but there all the same too me :)


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:07:52 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:02 PM, DougyTheFreshmaker wrote: For example, if you had an apple sitting on the floor in a closed room, you would see it as red. If the lights were turned off, is it STILL a red apple? What would you say? Yes? No? Probably yes, because it has the 'potential' to be a red apple under normal lighting conditions. In fact, an apple in a completely dark room, when observed by a human, is completely invisible. Would you feel comfortable saying that objects in a room with no light sources are completely invisible (think about the word "invisible")? If the apple were placed under ultraviolet light only, it'd probably look blue--does that make the apple blue? Or is it still red because under "ordinary Sun circumstances" humans perceive it as being red?

Stick a solid red apple in a room with only green and blue lighting, and the apple will appear black because there's no red light to reflect towards your eyes.

But you can't say an apple is every color besides red, because we define color by what our eyes detect when we look at an object, not by what wavelengths of color an object absoebs (or in the case of a monitor, doesn't emit).

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:11:40 Reply

I got GCSE'S:

Maths : A*
Physics : A*
Chemistry : A*
Biology : A
RE : A*
History : A
English Lit : B
English Lang : A
Italian : A*
French : A
Electronics : A*

I have so far Alevels :

1 Physics module : A
9 Mathematics modules : A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:13:37 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:11 PM, dELtaluca wrote: I got GCSE'S...

Did you take the 'Modern History' syllabus? If you did, was it any good?


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:13:40 Reply

Actually I'm doing 10. Forgot english lang and lit :P

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:16:38 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:13 PM, crushy wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:11 PM, dELtaluca wrote: I got GCSE'S...
Did you take the 'Modern History' syllabus? If you did, was it any good?

If by Modern history you are referring to the period just after the first world war upto the time of the gulf war, falklands etc. then yeh, i liked it anyways


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:17:39 Reply

I love to see that every 10 pages or so some subject leads to another subject, which leads to another which eventually leads to people bragging about their grades. I think I've seen every reg's grades at least 4 times. I'm thinking of starting an archive, so I can give you a pat on the back or a kick in the ass when I see your grades are going up or down.

I'm also glad that we have a different system here so I can't compare your grades to mine and feel miserable.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:20:11 Reply

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:20:12 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:16 PM, dELtaluca wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:13 PM, crushy wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:11 PM, dELtaluca wrote: I got GCSE'S...
Did you take the 'Modern History' syllabus? If you did, was it any good?
If by Modern history you are referring to the period just after the first world war upto the time of the gulf war, falklands etc. then yeh, i liked it anyways

Yeah, we do that. I prefer modern history to Victorians, Tudors etc.

I shall bookmark this page and when I get my results in august I shall compare to yours. I'm going to work hard just to beat you on at least one thing :P

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:20:24 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:17 PM, Xeptic wrote: I love to see that every 10 pages or so some subject leads to another subject, which leads to another which eventually leads to people bragging about their grades. I think I've seen every reg's grades at least 4 times.

Delta's, definately :P I hardly ever brag about them,

I can't even remember my GCSEs. I know I got a B in French. My best for AS was full marks in my Lit exams, which I was proper chuffed with since one was a resit and I was half blind with caffeine on the day I took them XD


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:22:48 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:20 PM, UnknownFury wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:16 PM, dELtaluca wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:13 PM, crushy wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:11 PM, dELtaluca wrote: I got GCSE'S...
Yeah, we do that. I prefer modern history to Victorians, Tudors etc

Cool, shouldn't be too mind-numbingly dull then. Does anyone remember their old SATs scores, I'll be able to compare with them soon ^^


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:23:06 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:20 PM, Paranoia wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:17 PM, Xeptic wrote: I love to see that every 10 pages or so some subject leads to another subject, which leads to another which eventually leads to people bragging about their grades. I think I've seen every reg's grades at least 4 times.
Delta's, definately :P I hardly ever brag about them,

I've seen Delta. I started it :P But only 'cause if I just said I'm aiming for a C in French then I sounded dumb. And now it has escalated..

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:23:18 Reply

I never understood why people feel the need to share grades and show everyone else what they got...granted, you all seem very intelligible and your grades clearly show that, but thats the type of stuff to share with your mummies so she can kiss your chubby cheeks and say what a good boy you are. By all means you should be proud of what you've accomplished, but in my opinion if you were really smart you might think about posting such information before you do.

I have a friend who wouldn't share his SAT (I dunno if you guys have this in Europe, but it's some big test thing that everyone takes here) scores even when everyone else around him was. No one asked why, but he just didn't and that was cool. He ended up at Harvard with probably had the best SAT scores out of my friends and easily could have bragged about it and showed them all up. But he didn't, and now he's at the most prestigious school in the United States. Just an example...

Of course, maybe I just think this way because I go to art school and obviously didn't get the best of the best of grades or I probably would have figured out another more promising career path. I'm drawing pictures all day though, and I couldn't be happier.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:30:25 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:02 PM, DougyTheFreshmaker wrote: is it still red because under "ordinary Sun circumstances" humans perceive it as being red?

Yes, it would be. A whole lot of talk going no where... I think you understand what I mean, the word red was created by humans, so to say that a red apple isn't red, when what's red is defined as red by humans, is ridiculous. It's just a silly argument or point to make. No matter what circumstances make the apple appear different colors, or not appear at all, it's still a red apple, simply because through our perceptions, in our natural world, the color that apple is said to have, is red.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:34:20 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:23 PM, Senti wrote: I never understood why people feel the need to share grades and show everyone else what they got...

It's called bragging, some people compare dick sizes, we compare grades ¬.¬ man that sounds bad.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:41:47 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:34 PM, dELtaluca wrote:
At 3/23/08 06:23 PM, Senti wrote: I never understood why people feel the need to share grades and show everyone else what they got...
It's called bragging, some people compare dick sizes, we compare grades ¬.¬ man that sounds bad.

Best grades = biggest e-penis.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:42:29 Reply

RE: Speaking of dick sizes

Well i just got back from the montreal meat-up that we had this weekend.. really great group. And there was actually girls at this one, imagine that!... ill make a hub eventually... or maybe pox will.

If you ever have the chance to show up to some of these things you should, it gives you new perspective on the site and the flash community as a whole.

anyway.. cock joke.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:45:09 Reply

I've never been a big fan of the grades thing myself. Passing is passing. My grades are kind of like a shotgun blast on a bullseye. I'm usually absent from class more often than not. For instance, I have a Tuesday/Thursday class that has an attendance policy (most classes in the colleges I've been to don't care) which states that for every 5 absences, your final grade is dropped by one letter. I think I'm up to 9 in that class at the moment. There are around 30 class days, and we're maybe 2/3rds of the way through. I'm not sure where I stand in the class, because I've been absent on the days when assignments have been handed back, and I never bother to ask for them. So chances are, if I make an A, I'll make a C, you know?

I see a degree as a means to an end, nothing more. Same thing with High School. Grades, SATs, IQs, all of that stuff is mostly meaningless garbage to me. Some of the smartest people I know are degreeless, work at Pizza Hut and smoke weed for a living, and some of the "least intelligent" people I know are successful, top-level managers, CEOs, with masters etc who get paychecks the size of my car (but which are worth much more). Who would you rather be, and why? How much does your "10th grade trigonometry mark" contribute to either one?

For me, I've almost found a direct negative correlation between productivity, happiness etc, and grades. To be honest, though, I'm sure I'd be singing a different song if I didn't have to work my way through... I think my job has been the real buzzkill over the last decade, making it difficult to put forth effort in places where I know I can get away with slacking off hardcore (such as school).

/whine

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Just FYI, I do have the biggest dick here, though.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 18:54:25 Reply

At 3/23/08 06:45 PM, DougyTheFreshmaker wrote: For instance, I have a Tuesday/Thursday class that has an attendance policy (most classes in the colleges I've been to don't care) which states that for every 5 absences, your final grade is dropped by one letter. I think I'm up to 9 in that class at the moment.

That's the stupidest thing ever :s I mean, I miss classes a fair bit but I can always catch up pretty quickly from peoples' notes and junk. I don't get what they hope to achieve by dropping your grade :/


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:04:02 Reply

Its to reinforce it.. the only reason people give bad things to bad people is to persuade them to not do it again.. thats a pretty good motive imo..


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:25:05 Reply

RE: Significant Figures

At 3/23/08 03:31 PM, DarkMana wrote:
At 3/23/08 03:28 PM, Paranoia wrote: Ahem, a significant figure is the first non-zero number when reading from the left:
Damn my tenth grade math teacher.

Eh, nevermind. Nothing I said conflicted with what you just posted -- crushy just seemed to be claiming that the Math.floor() method deems all but the first significant figure to be insignificant.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:47:46 Reply

At 3/23/08 07:04 PM, adman1993 wrote: Its to reinforce it.. the only reason people give bad things to bad people is to persuade them to not do it again.. thats a pretty good motive imo..

It doesn't seem like it's going the right direction, though. They should be encouraging people to get the best grades possible, not taking them away.


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:50:35 Reply

They are, there encouraging them, to go to class thus improving there grade :) Logically.. it works.. but alot of people are lazy..


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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:55:43 Reply

At 3/23/08 07:52 PM, citricsquid wrote: Delta is being a big gay meany to me.

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Response to The Flash 'Reg' Lounge 2008-03-23 19:57:19 Reply

Ok i just read the last page of adrenilne's halo project collab: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/7988 72/2

Read the shit about whiteninja (whos a very good coder, im working with him atm and he knows alot of about AS and other languages..) and how "AS is not a real language".. it just really pissed me off!


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