May 9th, 2005

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08:08 pm - POLI 391

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[User Picture] From: electricia
Date: May 9th, 2005 - 05:57 pm
For some reason I'd gotten it into my head that you live in Los Angeles, though I have no idea why.

Where do you go to school? What are you studying (besides the obvious from your post).

Also, I always find that "metric assload" works pretty interchangeably with "fuck ton" if you ever want some variety.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: May 9th, 2005 - 06:04 pm
"I don't live in LA, but I do live in Lothar!" Heh.

I'm actually a CS major; I'm just taking this course because 1. I didn't want to not be taking any courses over the summer, I derive a lot of personal satisfaction out of being a college student and 2. it looked fucking interesting.

Regarding the metric assload: I try to avoid describing asses or their loads in terms of the measuring system - "metric" sounds so... square and boring, and "english", well. English. Enough said! (When I'm talking about a REALLY large volume, though, I will generally go for "cubic assload.")

Oh yeah! And I live in Columbia, SC, and attend USC - the University of South Carolina. Overall it's really been impressing the hell out of me; I've never been enrolled in college before but I've been involved tangentially with a pretty fair amount, and this one really rocks.

Also I need to put in another edit about why Coates kicks ass - when I went to the CS lab today to save the required readings that were only available from campus computers onto my thumbdrive to take home with me, I noticed amongst his suggested reference materials a wikipedia article. How fucking incredible is that? (If you're curious, the article in question is the one on ECHELON, and it's a damned good one and interesting read. Yes, Big Brother is watching - and probably a hell of a lot more comprehensively than you think.)

[User Picture] From: electricia
Date: May 9th, 2005 - 06:11 pm
That's a real thing? I really thought it was just something they made up on Alias.

See you in Lothar. :)

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