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theninthplanet

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • March 28, 2014 at 10:40pm

    I graduated Purdue University last spring with an Electrical Engineering degree, and a 3.3 cumulative GPA. You can throw up all the numbers you want on how “easy” it is to get an ‘A’ at other universities, but the fact remains that Purdue hasn’t had grade inflation for 30 years, and (if I recall correctly) that the campus-wide average for undergraduate courses taken is around a 2.5. Electrical Engineering is much closer to a 2.0.

    For all those students getting easy “A’s,” good luck in the real world. I know what my degree is worth.

  • March 27, 2014 at 6:19am

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/155304/nice
    (caution, language on site, clip is fine though)

    “We need to track this student down and get him his luckiest boy in America award.”

  • February 24, 2014 at 7:00pm

    The difference in the order of magnitude between 70 and 4,500,000,000 is staggering. The report isn’t claiming that the rock is 4,500,000,023 years old, it’s claiming 4.5 billion.

    I wouldn’t use an instrument that measures the lengths of football fields to measure the width of bacteria.

  • February 13, 2014 at 8:59pm

    Seems this is a fad every so often.

    Best way I can describe it is that it masks sour flavors – lemons and limes and sour patch kids are already full of sugar. When you take away the sour, all you have is sweet.

    Other things you can try with these include vinegar (swish, don’t swallow!), grapefruit, dark (70%+ cacao) chocolate, black coffee, beer, granny smith apples. Pretty much anything, throw a party with it.

    One last warning – you’ll be consuming tons of sour foods. If you eat a few lemons, you’ll have a bad time.

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  • January 31, 2014 at 11:14am

    If you believe in Heaven, why is it so difficult to believe in Hell? And if you believe in God and His Angels, why is it so difficult to believe in Satan and his demons?

    I’ve listened to a presentation about this by an exorcist appointed by a bishop, and he was one of the most un-excitable, level headed people I’ve ever heard. He said that his job was to be the biggest skeptic of anyone – that pretty much unless holy water boils when you try to touch it, you’re not possessed.

    When I see stories about self-appointed exorcists charging money for skype exorcisms, I get a little upset about the mockery they make of the true gravity of the subject.

    La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.

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  • January 21, 2014 at 2:38pm

    My sources says a TA was shot by an EE student that failed a previous semester… no arguments, just two shots.

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  • December 13, 2013 at 6:39pm

    P&G is spelled Procter and Gamble, not Proctor and Gamble.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 10:40pm

    I feel bad for Nestle. Easy to see how far removed they are from the farm, yet because they have a brand they’re the easy target.

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  • December 7, 2013 at 6:04pm

    Support Global Warming! Burn More CO2!

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  • December 4, 2013 at 4:53pm

    I graduated Purdue University with an engineering degree last year. Purdue is handing out the same distribution of grades today as they did 30 years ago. Makes me proud of my hard earned 3.3 when the college’s average is around a 2.6. I don’t know how these knuckleheads can take pride in anything they did at these schools, other than getting in and later paying off their loans.

  • October 19, 2013 at 2:34pm

    I pay gas taxes when I fill up the tank in my car. I pay income taxes and property taxes and sale taxes too, which will also pay for the road.

    Bicycles are light and don’t damage the road like 2 ton automobiles. So the taxes argument is pretty much bunk.

  • October 19, 2013 at 11:43am

    The posted speed is a speed LIMIT, not recommendation or guideline. The only difference between cyclists and farm equipment is size, yet its terrible how inconsiderate drivers use their vehicles as weapons against defenseless cyclists.

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  • October 19, 2013 at 11:39am

    If horrible/inconsiderate drivers had their own country, none of this would be happening.

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  • October 19, 2013 at 11:38am

    Bicyclists OWN the road to PROTECT THEMSELVES. OWNING the road forces drivers to pass LEGALLY. Too many times have cyclists been on the shoulder, only to get a driver clip them as they pass. The shoulder also tends to have the most wear, or is washed out, or has gravel, etc. Bicyclists have every right to be on the road, and motorists need to respect that.

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  • September 28, 2013 at 7:47am

    @CrazyTravis

    “You won’t find a real story about planned parenthood tossing a woman out on the street.”
    That’s because the leftist media doesn’t like to report about how gruesome the abortion industry is. There are organizations that keep track, however. Searching on Google revealed a handful of cases within the past year.
    http://safeandlegal.com/the-pro-choice-death-list/

    “Abortion has half the death rate of child birth.”
    A study conducted on the mortality rate of women for 1 year after child birth vs 1 year after abortion showed that women receiving abortions were 3-4 times more likely to die.
    Also, women receiving abortions are more likely to have future complications in pregnancy.
    Finally, due to privacy laws, women dying from botched abortions rarely have it listed on their death certificate as a cause.

  • September 28, 2013 at 1:52am

    They don’t care about the quality of care the woman receives, or the conditions where the abortionist operates. They just want to make sure they can keep killing children legal.

    Stories about Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers dumping sick patients in the streets after botched abortions are all too common. It’s almost sad to see the symbol they normally stand behind is a wire coat hanger, when this law is specifically designed to prevent it.

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  • September 23, 2013 at 2:27pm

    Sometimes the price tag on high school stadiums seems outrageous, but the price tag only tells half the story.

    My old high school spent nearly $1 million for a state-of-the-art playing surface for their stadium. Some of the money came from grants, most of it came from private donors and corporate sponsors.

    Yes, it seems a little crazy to spend so much on so little, but when you realize that most of the money was specifically earmarked for that purpose and no other, it seems a waste not to be gracious and accept it.

  • September 14, 2013 at 11:56am

    Funny. Wonder what takes precedence, the mother’s “right to choose” or let’s save nature?

    Sure, there might be someone else willing to adopt the calf, but shouldn’t the mother’s choice always trump that?

  • September 12, 2013 at 6:40pm

    Wonder how much more federal gubment money they’ll get.

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  • September 10, 2013 at 7:12pm

    No surprise that engineers are so well paid. Petroleum engineers get paid handsomely because first you have to be an engineer, and then you have to take a really crappy job. You get paid more because they put you out on a speck in the ocean, and have you do one of the more hazardous jobs.

    Feels good to be an EE. :)

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