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  1. Quote:Original post by PnP Bios Quote:Original post by Programmer One I present to you the page of shame, my comrads. If you could get it to show moderators on that too, would Bishop_Pass be seen there? ... http://www.gamedev.net/profile/profile.asp?mode=display&id=5682 "Rating 1004 " What makes you think he'd be on there?
  2. "Due to substantial growth in the company, and growing demand from THERE clients, they are seeking to take on 2 Graduate Java Developers. We are seeking the cream of the crop." I doubt the company is extremely reputable and worth working for if their job hiring department can't spell "their." I recommend you look elsewhere, g.
  3. Lesbian.
  4. Heading to: University of Southern California (USC) Undergrad: Business Administration Class of 2009
  5. Quote:Original post by JexMX Quote:Original post by vNistelrooy Don't turn the PC on anymore. Do you want to kill your CPU? Try putting the MB in a freezer for 10 minutes, or just take it to the shop you have bought it from. Pfff the shop charges me £40 to change heatsink/fan, thats WITHOUT paying for the heatsink/fan. Fuckers. I could do it myself if ONLY I knew how to remove this stupid heatsink and fan. Are they normally clipped on that I have to use a screwdriver to get them off? Yes. Use a flathead to fit into a side clip of the heatsink. You'll need to push down a small piece of metal and gently lift up the heatsink. Excessive tug or pushing shouldn't be necessary. Good luck and be careful!
  6. That was the most boring story I've skimmed through all year.
  7. Go to a well-respected college-counseling forum such as this for much better advice than can be found here: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13 Also, USNews is certainly one of the top 3 most well-regarded rankers of both undergrad and grad schools. Check out this link: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_brief.php " 1. Yale University (CT) 2. Harvard University (MA) 3. Stanford University (CA) 4. Columbia University (NY) 5. New York University 6. University of Chicago 7. University of Pennsylvania 8. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 8. University of Virginia 10. Northwestern University (IL)"
  8. Quote:Original post by Rob Loach I'm currently unemployed at the momment so by no means is this a good resume: "...Microsoft Frontpage, Adobe Photoshop, etc." Who writes "etc." in their resume and expects to be hired by anybody? Honestly, my god. Do you think any employer looks at that and says to himself, "Hrm, well, he knows something else, but cannot reveal what" favorably? Hah!
  9. Quote:Original post by Programmer One Quote:Original post by matt_j Complete with rear pulse blast phaser! Peh. I will always be puzzled by the human predilection for piloting vehicles at unsafe velocities. Homo.
  10. Quote:Original post by Raduprv Quote:Original post by Ravuya Clicky Apparently the FDA won't let gay men donate sperm, because they're apparently a higher risk for one disease or another. Is this kind of pigeonholing appropriate? I certainly don't think so. How do you dare to doubt the wisdom of our great President, you pagan? How are the actions of the FDA the result of the President's wisdom? They're not. The FDA isn't dictated by the president. What an obnoxiously, idiotic statement.
  11. Quote:Original post by Adraeus Over here in poor ol' San Diego, we're paying around $2.50 per gallon for unleaded, $2.60 per gallon for premium, and I think $2.70 for diesel. (The prices might have increased though.) Gasoline vendors have said that the prices will continue to rise throughout summer. What's going on? How can this problem be remedied (without suddenly inventing a new fuel source)? And/or what can us daily commuters do to lessen the weekly cost of gas? I also live in San Diego. I'm mad as hell about the rising price of gasoline too. I reside mainly in Del Mar, La Jolla, Encinitas, and Rancho Santa Fe. The gas prices in these areas is ridiculous. I have paid $3.00/gallon for premium on ocassion recently.
  12. Asshats, offrailing the topic of discussion. :P Yeah, I anxiously await April and May. I will hear back from the University of So Cal, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of San Diego. Best of luck to you, Zorodius and happy birthday to everyone else.
  13. Quote:Original post by Pouya Yes, this guys is indeed very impressive. And he's doing his PhD right now. "Yahoo! News Sun, Jan 23, 2005 [...] Ross, now 19, a sophomore computer science major at Stanford University" (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=528&e=2&u=/ap/20050123/ap_on_hi_te/firefox_co_creator)
  14. Quote:Original post by Sijmen Well, me (17) [...] What would you do? How do you react to such things? You are 17. Get a part time job as already suggested and make some pocket money.
  15. Congratulations. College certainly not only provides a great experience, but is in my opinion and undoubtedly many other's a fundamental necessity for one's growth. Have fun!