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Forum: The Pit 08-02-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Ur all $h1t
Except that now you'd have the same people who...

Except that now you'd have the same people who are easily influenced by bullshit and false promises having to vote on legislation while being fooled by industry insiders and lobbyists. Not an...
Forum: The Pit 06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12,695
Views: 247,485
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's one of those books that you always find...

It's one of those books that you always find something new each time.

I got a copy that looks like this from my girlfriend a few years...
Forum: The Pit 06-27-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12,695
Views: 247,485
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I haven't actually. Red Mars and the sequels are...

I haven't actually. Red Mars and the sequels are from the 90s, but to be honest they could've been written last week (save for the "lecterns", which seem to be tablets that are bigger).


If you need...
Forum: The Pit 06-27-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12,695
Views: 247,485
Posted By Ur all $h1t
A fair bit, and while lots of it is fantastical...

A fair bit, and while lots of it is fantastical it is fairly solid. The geo-political stuff is also super interesting. It's fairly well written also, which is always a plus in sci fi.
Forum: The Pit 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 3,116
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's superior based on any definition of...

It's superior based on any definition of athleticism I can think of. It's the fastest field game on earth, it requires a huge amount of physicality and a gigantic amount of skill.
Forum: The Pit 06-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 3,116
Posted By Ur all $h1t
The clear winner here is the Irish sport of...

The clear winner here is the Irish sport of Hurling.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajeagHCk15g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i3-Qk7FNeQ
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'm definitely on some kind of list. Not a single...

I'm definitely on some kind of list. Not a single incumbent local politician came near my house, despite canvassing every other one on the street.

What's the point in even having councillors if I...
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,644
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Ya, for sure. Not for a good while yet those,...

Ya, for sure. Not for a good while yet those, probably going to wait until my early thirties at least.
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12,695
Views: 247,485
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'm currently reading the Mars Trilogy...

I'm currently reading the Mars Trilogy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_trilogy). Only started but it's solid so far, and reasonably contemporary.




I've been reading in this museum, where I'm...
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,043
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Massive false dichotomy. The only two options are...

Massive false dichotomy. The only two options are not sitting around allowing yourself to be mugged or outright murder of teenagers by shooting them in the head while they lie defenceless on the...
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,043
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Man has a right to use reasonable force to defend...

Man has a right to use reasonable force to defend his home. Murder is not reasonable force. Shooting someone dead after you've already shot them once is certainly not reasonable force.
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 3,673
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HMhWB95ldQ&t=4m35s
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 388
Posted By Ur all $h1t
It's definitely worth it. Indeed I would go so...

It's definitely worth it. Indeed I would go so far as to say that I would advise someone against doing a degree that didn't incorporate some kind of co-operative placement. It will be hugely valuable...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 803
Posted By Ur all $h1t
My long term girlfriend is a multilingual genius...

My long term girlfriend is a multilingual genius who graduated top in the country in a highly lucrative field. I want to work in education. She'll definitely earn vastly more than me, and I'm fine...
Forum: The Pit 04-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'll probably post here a bit more as my time...

I'll probably post here a bit more as my time will be less limited over the summer.

I've finished my teaching in the disadvantaged school by the way. Probably the single most rewarding experience...
Forum: The Pit 04-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I got a job working in the public sector for the...

I got a job working in the public sector for the summer. Will be interesting after working in the private sector and the charitable sector if there's actually more inefficiency. So far it's been...
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
I'm not going to take a Meths approach to it :p:...

I'm not going to take a Meths approach to it :p:

It's just meant that I have loads of cool examples of speciation occurring and evidence for evolution that usually don't get covered with Kids.
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,858
Posted By Ur all $h1t
The "I'm Irish" thing is slightly...

The "I'm Irish" thing is slightly annoying merely because it becomes confusing very quickly. In my head when someone says that I assume they were born in Ireland and moved to the States or something....
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,132
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Marcus was far more interested in reading and his...

Marcus was far more interested in reading and his philosophy than his duties as emperor, funnily.

Man, I've had a job for the last few years that I found completely meaningless. You are not your...
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Just realised that in the next few weeks I'll...

Just realised that in the next few weeks I'll have to cover Evolution with a group of 15-17 year olds, and that there are a subset of the group who do not believe in evolution (they're part of a...
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,132
Posted By Ur all $h1t
A got a part of this quote placed near my bed so...

A got a part of this quote placed near my bed so I see it when I turn off my alarm.

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: I have to go to work as a human being. What...
Forum: The Pit 03-15-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 741
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Only if the teacher is bad. You wouldn't just get...

Only if the teacher is bad. You wouldn't just get a kid with severe social anxiety issues and place them in front of a huge crowd of people to publicly speak, you would build up to that outcome over...
Forum: The Pit 03-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Ya, that's what I was getting at more so. There...

Ya, that's what I was getting at more so. There are huge literacy issues that hold some of these kids back in exams, as questions can be very particular in their phrasing and so on. It's great that...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
So, I'm teaching in a disadvantaged school that...

So, I'm teaching in a disadvantaged school that has a very large immigrant population, and I've just discovered that Ireland basically has an integrated form of "affirmative action" for immigrants...
Forum: The Pit 02-27-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
The lessons of history are clear and portentous....

The lessons of history are clear and portentous. If you do not turn on to politics, politics will turn on you.
-Nader
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,697
Posted By Ur all $h1t
:haha: Is it bad that this actually describes me...

:haha: Is it bad that this actually describes me pretty well for the past few years?


Someone I love very much once said something to the effect of, "You're great to have working for you, but I'd...
Forum: The Pit 02-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,697
Posted By Ur all $h1t
As I recently learned: "Everyone has a plan...

As I recently learned:

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth."
- Mike Tyson


It's interesting to see so many people feeling uncertain about what to do going forward, especially...
Forum: The Pit 01-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,537
Posted By Ur all $h1t
If you look at the real horrors of chattel...

If you look at the real horrors of chattel slavery then there's no contest at all, it was probably the worst thing done to any ethnic group ever, it was on a huge scale, and it lasted centuries. The...
Forum: The Pit 01-28-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Sad to see such a legend pass. Amazing to see...

Sad to see such a legend pass. Amazing to see that he was still playing at protests right up to the end.
Forum: The Pit 01-20-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 64,945
Views: 739,072
Posted By Ur all $h1t
Diplomats as civil servants (distinct from...

Diplomats as civil servants (distinct from foreign ministers and other political roles) would benefit quite a lot from having the type of background where you already know the kind of people you'll...
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