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23rd-Apr-2009 01:35 am - freudian slips?
Lindsey chixdiglinux
So I wrote a paper on pornography last night. When I ran spellcheck on it, I found that I wrote commoditities instead of commodities, and apenix instead of Appendix... O_o
17th-Apr-2009 01:26 pm - can someone tell me...
Lindsey chixdiglinux
What is dreamwidth? And why do people want it so much? From what I could see on the wiki, it's just lj with a few improvements. Am I missing something? Or is this just like way back when gmail was only available if you got an invite?
16th-Apr-2009 01:12 pm - OK everyone, say it with me:
Puppet Angel oh noes

12th-Mar-2009 11:33 pm - grrrargh
House Is everyone on drugs?
If anyone had links to some academic sources detailing day-to-day life in a workhouse in 19th century england that would be most awesome.

Seriously, who thinks up these assignments???
15th-Feb-2009 09:18 pm - ?
Lindsey chixdiglinux
Hello LJ. Long time no see. Is there anyone still around?
29th-Dec-2007 08:15 pm(no subject)
Angel not on fire
I love breaks from school! I'm hurting from endless days of snowboarding and still dying for more. This is the life.
10th-Dec-2007 11:59 pm(no subject)
me geek
So, it's recently come to my attention that I haven't been here since like, before the fall term started. I have only one reason for this (if anybody cares): math owns my life. If I had been a normal person I would have done a regular math degree and I wouldn't spending every waking moment fiddling with some equation or another, but, like the sadomasochistic moron that I am I chose to do honours math. And there you have it.

Now if you'll excuse me I must go panic about finals and try to learn 3 months worth of real analysis in a few days.
28th-Jun-2007 04:03 pm - Canadian no-fly list? Ye gads...
Lindsey Broken Thoughts
OK so I need to rant. I mean, how wrong is this? If the no-fly list in the States at least held up the appearance of doing something useful then I'd see the logic behind wanting to introduce a Canadian version. But c'mon people, poor Senator Kennedy had to cut through 3 weeks worth of bureaucratic bullshit to get his name off of the American list. It's bloody stupid. Not to mention that the way in which the Cabinet went about introducing the Canadian list was down-right criminal. They didn't do it by passing a legislation (which would have to be debated and voted on by Parliament), oh no, instead they passed 'Regulations,' which bypass all that pesky democratic process. Regulations are intended to work out details of a current legislation (ones that have already been passed). But the piece of legislation that the federal cabinet attached these regulations to contains nothing that even hints that it could be used to institute a no-fly list. Anyone that voted on the legislation would have had no reason to suspect that they might be taking part in the authorization of such a list.

I remember, back when Stephen Harper won his minority I was appalled, and even scared. Never have I been less impressed with the Canadian Conservatives than since he took over (and I was never a fan). But a few days later I kind of shrugged my shoulders and said "Meh, what damage could his government really do, with such a weak minority?" It looks like my initial reaction was the correct one. What damage indeed.

And this is why, if I ever decided to study law, it would have to be constitutional law. I will not stand for such a blatant abuse of the system, of our civil rights and freedoms, by our own government. As someone smart once said "The public should not fear its government; the government should fear its people." Somehow, we have to find a way to get the public educated enough so that we can all tell when injustices such as this one happen. Only then will the government be truly accountable for its actions.
2nd-Feb-2007 04:32 pm - When your best isn't good enough
BrandonLee Can't rain all the time.
So I'm in this crazy!math course called 'Problem Solving'. As the vague course title fails to suggest, this class is all about solving a very specific type of problem called a counting problem with an even more specific thing called a generating function. I failed the first assignment, which is fair enough since I left it 'til the day before it was due. But the second one I started a full week before it was due, put in something close to forty hours on it, and failed it anyway. In fact, I didn't do much better on it than the first one. I saw the prof during his office hours, but all he said was that this stuff wasn't 'out of my reach', but he wasn't exactly willing to show me how to do it, even though the assignment had already been marked and handed back. I guess at least he thinks I can figure it out for myself, which makes one of us.

So now I have this dilemma. If I withdraw from the class I get a W on my transcript (not a big deal) but the school will also want the scholarship they gave me back, since I'll be two credits under the scholarship's requirement. But if I don't withdraw and fail, (or put in so much time into it that I fail another course) then I'll have an F on my transcript which leads to unpleasantness. Not to mention that I hate letting math beat me.

Anybody care to weigh in with a suggestion? Or some words of (en/dis)couragement?
24th-Jan-2007 08:17 am - Yehaw!
Gambit Who can stop me?
Guess who has full range of motion in her arm again! Me! Woot! Got it (pretty much) all back on Monday, and went out snowboarding last night. And it's still all good! This happy me makes!
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