"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.)