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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:00 pm

Jobdone wrote:
RedTeamWins wrote:Laptop's being a mardy cow, so I'm sans-internet at home, which is basically all my entertainment gone, which is also pretty worrying. :(


You don't realise how much you use it till it's gone.

I had no internet for a couple of days, and I caught myself about 50 times automatically going to open Firefox.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Twaddlefish » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:24 pm

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CrapyMike wrote:im not saying its a fact that they are shit, my opinion is that they are shit. i realise loads of people love them, but to me they're shit and have no good songs


The problem with the beatles, that stops me saying they suck, is they've spanned so many genres with so many albums that I haven't listened to that I can't just outright say I don't like any of their songs.

Different to say, Nile. Who sound the same on every album, and always sound shit.


Which is precisely what little of the Beatles' catalogue I do like, is compromised of their later material.

Also, lol Nile suck lol.
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:53 pm

Is it really weird to reference an article written by the person who's going to mark the essay?
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Luke_X wrote:Got a ruler out and I measure it about 11 inches. Which pretty good value in my mind.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Womble » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:10 pm

Fjar wrote:Is it really weird to reference an article written by the person who's going to mark the essay?


Probably. But if it's useful and relevant, then there's no reason not to.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:16 pm

Fjar wrote:Is it really weird to reference an article written by the person who's going to mark the essay?

I was about to do a similar thing and take a metaphor from one of his papers (which we also had to read and discuss in class. Awwwwwwwkward.). The bastard comes up with so many catchy slogans that they're impossible not to include in some form. Its annoyingly brilliant.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Strapping Young Kate » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:21 pm

It's fine. I had the same problem when I did a project on The Beach for my utopia/dystopia-type module last year. Being pretty much the only person I could find who's written anything academic on the book so far, referencing my tutor was unavoidable. (Bit of a stupid choice to research, in hindsight. :lol:) Didn't do too badly, anyway!
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:24 pm

Yeah, it's just plopping in a footnote to reference one idea, it's not like I'm going to start theorising on what she meant by it, 'cause that would really be awkward, if I got it all wrong. :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:58 pm

Fjar wrote:Yeah, it's just plopping in a footnote to reference one idea, it's not like I'm going to start theorising on what she meant by it, 'cause that would really be awkward, if I got it all wrong. :lol:


I always thought it got you better marks as most lecturers are pretty egotistical
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Fjar » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:03 pm

keera_envenomed wrote:
Fjar wrote:Yeah, it's just plopping in a footnote to reference one idea, it's not like I'm going to start theorising on what she meant by it, 'cause that would really be awkward, if I got it all wrong. :lol:


I always thought it got you better marks as most lecturers are pretty egotistical


Tbh, I get that impression from a lot of my lecturers, but not this one. She's really focused on the students, and she's just so relaxed. You can tell that she's landed a dream job, doing what she loves every day. :) And that's why I'm so worried about misinterpreting her arguments, I really want to make a good impression on her. :lol:
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Smindas » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:41 am

The lecturers in my department seem to write a ridiculous proportion of the material we're suggested to read, so I end up referencing the marking lecturer all the time. It's kind of hilarious.

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Metal_saddle » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:45 am

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby dan~ » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:35 am

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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Slayer-ov-orcs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:02 pm

Is it better to have average stereo speakers with a seperate subwoofer, or good stereo speakers with no subwoofer?
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby RB2610 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:07 pm

Personally I love having a sub because excessive bass is awesome :eyes:

Nothing like being able to hear your music from the bottom floor when it's being played in the attic :D
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Re: A free-for-all thread

Postby Slayer-ov-orcs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Anyone know any good websites for PC speakers btw? :lol:
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