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George did a learning contract in order to keep his insurance and so he could drop Physics, and it's basically just a continuation of the shit he was doing anyway, and it's going to count as a 500 level class.

I was like, Holee fuq, I need to do something like that.

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Registration for spring semester begins next freakin' week. So, I had to email the department head and ask him for a list of what courses were being offered and when. I just woke up from a brief sleep and saw that he had sent it. I've still got some time to tweak it for time and to contact UMass and ask them just how badly they need me to actually graduate from Bunker Hill before transferring or if I can just transfer regardless and take the necessary classes there (man's gotta work and there's a big chunk of time in between two classes that would allow me to commute back to work, sign in, work for 15 minutes, sign out and then go back to school  :lulz:)

But it looks like it will be:
Environmental Microbiology (elective. The other Microbiology course I took is clinical and is meant for Nursing or Biotech programs)
Molecular Biotechnology (elective, and a capstone course)
General Chemistry I
General Physics II

Total of 17 credits

This would basically leave Calculus I and General Chemistry II as the only classes left I had to take.

Other electives that I have the option for but decided against in favor Micro and Molecular (because that's more in line with what I want to do) were Population Ecology (conflicts schedulewise with Molecular) and Interpretation of Scientific Research (useful, but again. I'm keeping that one as a backup elective)

Invariably, since there's only one time slot for each of these bio electives and BHCC has more students than it can handle, I'm going to have to be sitting at my computer as soon as the courses become available. Which blows, but it will be my last semester there, if given the go ahead by UMass.

I don't know about Mass, but Oregon does a dual-enrollment thing. Even if they don't it just sounds like a normal transfer application.

My next term is looking like a cakewalk, compared to this term at least; Cell bio, Neurophysiology II, and TAing Perception, and then Borneo over spring break. Technically I'm taking 18 credits because Borneo is 4 credits and the TA is 4 practicum credits, but the actual school/homework workload is only 10 credits.

I can't wait until the end of the term; my immune system is not handling this term very well.

Bunker Hill has certain deals with certain local universities. Our biology program, for example, is tailored to be in line exactly with the UMass system, our engineering department with Northeastern, etc. It's basically just a paper work deal. I'm actually even still technically a History and Government major because advising wouldn't sign off on me switching to Biology transfer until I talked to UMass even though I'm almost done with the Biology requirements. It's supposed to facilitate things so that it's an automatic transfer. If I don't graduate from BHCC first, it will take some more work or something like that. I might have to go through the normal application process, write an essay, pay the application fee, all that bullshit. But in the long run, it might just be quicker and less annoying to do just that. Most importantly, I get financial aid again as soon as I transfer, though I think I'm going to appeal for spring semester, because Molecular alone is 5 credits.

If I end up putting Chem and Physics in the Fuckit Bucket, I might also try for a learning contract with the Department Head, which I was considering anyway so I could get lab access for my own purposes for that thing I told you I had an idea about. It would basically be me designing my own lab course, which might not transfer over creditwise, but would pad my GPA a bit, and look wicked good on paper.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: TWID!
« on: October 29, 2014, 06:03:23 am »
Twid! Good to see you, I'm glad to hear that you and Villager are doing better.

In case you missed it, please feel free to update us on school geekery here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=36796.msg1360985#new

I'd be glad for another biology nerd posting bio nerd updates on the board. :lol:

Just posted there! I've got another post on the topic in my head, but I should get a little more sleep before I start my day, lol

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Ah fuck. That also means I need to be putting more work into preparing to transfer.

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Registration for spring semester begins next freakin' week. So, I had to email the department head and ask him for a list of what courses were being offered and when. I just woke up from a brief sleep and saw that he had sent it. I've still got some time to tweak it for time and to contact UMass and ask them just how badly they need me to actually graduate from Bunker Hill before transferring or if I can just transfer regardless and take the necessary classes there (man's gotta work and there's a big chunk of time in between two classes that would allow me to commute back to work, sign in, work for 15 minutes, sign out and then go back to school  :lulz:)

But it looks like it will be:
Environmental Microbiology (elective. The other Microbiology course I took is clinical and is meant for Nursing or Biotech programs)
Molecular Biotechnology (elective, and a capstone course)
General Chemistry I
General Physics II

Total of 17 credits

This would basically leave Calculus I and General Chemistry II as the only classes left I had to take.

Other electives that I have the option for but decided against in favor Micro and Molecular (because that's more in line with what I want to do) were Population Ecology (conflicts schedulewise with Molecular) and Interpretation of Scientific Research (useful, but again. I'm keeping that one as a backup elective)

Invariably, since there's only one time slot for each of these bio electives and BHCC has more students than it can handle, I'm going to have to be sitting at my computer as soon as the courses become available. Which blows, but it will be my last semester there, if given the go ahead by UMass.

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I'M ON THERIAC!

I might have to pass this along to my lab partner, who's pretty into botany.

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It's like kutch, kutch, kutch kutch kutch
back in the day it's like kutch kutch kutch
I know what it takes to make things worse
And I know what it takes to put a fomorian in a hearse

:lulz: that's awesome!

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The pronunciations are approximate, incidentally. In the singular cat, both the c and the t are broad consonants (rough equivalent, hard consonants in English). Broad is pronounced against the teeth if possible, so "T" takes a "th" sound. With cait, the c remains broad but the t becomes slender (soft consonants in English), and is therefore pronounced with the tongue against the back gums, so that it makes a sort of ch sound. (as a side note, if c were slender, it would sound like a kyuh, with the yuh being very slight.)

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Alright, so I've got the whole of October to catch up on.

 :lulz:

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as for the cats thing i was trying to work out what a hashtag translation of #catscatscats would be in as many languages as possible.

I got french and italian so far.

trÝ cait  (3 cats)

This is correct.

Cat, cats, cats.

Aon cat, dha cait, tri cait, ceathair cait....

The singular, cat, would sound like cudth. The plural cait would sounds like kutch.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: TWID!
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:49:45 am »
Oh! I'm also trying to get rid of my gut, so I've become a bicyclist. It's recent, but on Fridays I ride 6 miles from work to Villager's place, dismounting and walking it as appropriate for my sense of safety. But it has made my commute to school from home and vice versa more enjoyable. Also, riding bikes is not as easy as I remember it being when I was in grammar school.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: TWID!
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:42:21 am »
I've also been listening to a bit of Morbid Angel. I've only ever owned Formulas Fatal to the Flesh (for those not in the know, Morbid Angel has their albums in alphabetical order. Altars of Madness was their first album, followed by Blessed are the Sick, etc...) I've come to the conclusion that I like the Steve Tucker as vocalist years (Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, Gateways to Annihilation, Heretics), but Gateways in particular.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: TWID!
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:34:35 am »
DON'T TAKE MY SHIT!!!


I miss you too. And all of you.

How the hell are all of you?

Waffles, I've seen that you got a wee dag! Congrats on the adorable wolfling.

Update: Villager and I are doing well, we hit a bit a of a bump at the end of summer semester, but that's been worked out. My projected grade in Cell Biology is an A. Which I had no doubts about. Considering that I've been doing shockingly poorly in Physics, and I have about 3 weeks to withdraw, I asked my professor what the class average was, he said he didn't know off the top of his head, but that I was ahead of the average (I repeat, percentagewise, I am failing the course) and that I was likely to pass. I asked him if he was going to scale the grade and he got a bit ehhhh hmmmm haw we'll see, but you'll do fine. And then he turned to my lab partner and went, "You on the other hand..."

It's a bit off of my mind. It's good to know that you're failing a class and that you're still going to pass it because.... I don't know, reasons?

One thing is for damn sure. I'm looking forward to my transfer, when all I have to take is all biology courses, all the time.

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I've left the closed Discordian group. I was just going to start blocking people, but I have better things to do with my time than to block fucking monkeys on an individual level everyone they decide to post a pornographic picture or a guy whose had his chest blasted open. Even if I didn't mind seeing that shit I still check my Facebook on my phone when I'm at work or on the T. So fuck that shit.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Spagbook
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:03:07 am »
 :lulz:

Those captions, Suu

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