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by ndkid
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Starting to attempt to get into shape...
Replies: 10
Views: 11644

Re: Starting to attempt to get into shape...

Thanks for all the help guys! An acquaintance of mine has been kind enough to show me the ropes with all this lifting stuff. Right now I'm benching and doing squats with just the bar, partly for form and partly because I'm pretty weak. I've also been doing dips, along with planks (oh how much I hate...
by ndkid
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Starting to attempt to get into shape...
Replies: 10
Views: 11644

Re: Starting to attempt to get into shape...

Thanks! I'll give those a try, although I've never done anything with weights or machines before, but it can't be too tough right? Just make sure I stop if things don't feel right. Question about deadlifts: How easy is it for me to hurt myself if I do it wrong? Because knowing me, I'd find a way to ...
by ndkid
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Starting to attempt to get into shape...
Replies: 10
Views: 11644

Starting to attempt to get into shape...

Hey guys (and gals)! So I've started to try to get into shape, partly because I'm pretty stressed in college, and exercise is really helping keel my blood pressure from going through the roof; and also because I want to get in shape for marching band, which, believe it or not, is pretty demanding. W...
by ndkid
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 46085

Re: Dubsteppin'

Klaypex is pretty cool. I've been trying to find someone who sounds like them for a while now and i still haven't found anyone quite as good as them.
by ndkid
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:35 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: School Education vs Independent Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 5731

Re: School Education vs Independent Learning

Idependent Learning is pretty cool, although School Education kinda forces independent learning upon you. For example, I decided to take AP European History this year and one of the texts we had to read was Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile which actually speaks exactly on this. It pretty much states th...
by ndkid
Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 57093

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

My chemistry teacher taught me OIL RIG "Oxidation is loss, reduction is gain" I never mixed the two up afterwards. When it comes to the bass clef I was taught both "all cars eat gass" and "all cows eat grass", I seem to remember it as "all cars eat grass". I a...
by ndkid
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 115769

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I'd have to say Metallica's cover of Turn the Page, as opposed to whoever did it originally (I'm blanking right now). I've heard both versions and I think that Metallica's version just has better everything in it.
by ndkid
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Spacky Woonerisms
Replies: 41
Views: 16225

Re: Spacky Woonerisms

At my drama club we do "warm ups" before every show we do. They're usually toungue twisters that turn into obscene spoonerisms. some people don't bother actually saying the tongue twisters and just go for the spoonerisms. I am not the pheasant plucker I am the pheasant plucker's son an...
by ndkid
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?
Replies: 31
Views: 10827

Re: Is Music Mathematical or Abstract?

While the argument is there for both, my own personal opinion, which can be contradicted by anyone else's, is that music is primarily abstract. Our western style of notation is just a way to describe in a mathematical way that we can understand. I myself have played peices that, when listening back ...
by ndkid
Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good sites to learn viola?
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Good sites to learn viola?

I believe they do. I was just stating that i only read the bass clef right now since i'm a tuba player. And I'm looking for etudes for the viola so I can learn to play in the alto clef.
by ndkid
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Good sites to learn viola?
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Good sites to learn viola?

Hey, so I did a search for something near this topic and nothing came up, so if this is in another topic, I'm sorry. So I found my mom's old viola that hadn't been taken out of the case in 30 something years the other day and I really want to pick it up. I've been playing the tuba for 2 years so i'm...
by ndkid
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 16321

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

I was home schooled from k-8 and a semester of 9th, I spent the second semester of 9th at a religious private school, and i've spent 10-11 and I'm beginning 12 at a public school. My family moved around the US alot, so it just cut out the hassle of yet another thing to get used to in the area. Even ...
by ndkid
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music
Replies: 68
Views: 19561

Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

I'd have to say Pachelbel's Canon
That or This awesome piece I played it last year and loved it, It took me forever to find a recording of it because I forgot the composer, and then my friend gave me their copy of the music.
by ndkid
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6043

Re: Captain America

Also weren't they very explicitly not Nazis? I mean, the "Hail Hydra!" (Two fists: twice as good as one arm!) part came immediately after Schmidt revealed that he was no longer working under Hitler anymore. Also, I can't for the life of me figure out what the point of Pvt. Lorraine was in...
by ndkid
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain America
Replies: 46
Views: 6043

Captain America

So I just got back from the midnight showing of Captain America and decided that I needed to post about it RIGHT NOW. I thought it was fantastic! They had good character development and AWESOME fight scenes. Plus the way they ended it was AMAZING!!! Like the previous marvel films you should make sur...
by ndkid
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers
Replies: 38
Views: 12196

Re: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers

I'd suggest Korpiklaani, they do some english songs but mainly sing in finnish. They do folk METAL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0toFISIHzQ
by ndkid
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 74422

Re: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)

Freespace/Freespace 2 where both amazing games, I still love replaying them, if only they made another one... Tetris is a favorite of mine. I still have it for the Gameboy Color, You have to hand it to the Russians... the know how to make addicting puzzle games. Starcraft is another favorite of mine...
by ndkid
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 77791

Re: Instruments you wish you played

I'd love to play the flute, I've tried on my friend's but all i'm able to get is a really high pitched screeching sound XD.
Of course this is coming from a guy who plays the tuba, which is like the complete opposite of the flute.
by ndkid
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Misheard and misread words
Replies: 37
Views: 7614

Re: Misheard and misread words

I always read epitome and hyperbole phonetically, so it takes me a couple of seconds to understand what they mean.
by ndkid
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Sheet music for a small ensemble
Replies: 3
Views: 2022

Sheet music for a small ensemble

My high school marching band has a small, student led group that plays when the marching takes a quarter off. being one of the few juniors this year, I am going to take control of this small group next year, and I am looking for some free sheet music of some good, public domain songs. The group is c...
by ndkid
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: person 1, person 2, and then i (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2577

person 1, person 2, and then i (?)

While I was proof reading one of my friend's papers, I saw a situation where he listed a number of people in order with himself as the last person. So I was wondering which is correct? "In the line, there was Jim, Joe, and I." or "In the line, there was Jim, Joe, and me." Also is...
by ndkid
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Old man's war
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Old man's war

So my Chemistry teacher started loaning me some scifi books, and one of them was Old Man's War by John Scalzi. I read the whole series and really enjoyed them. So I was wondering if anyone else had read the books and had any thoughts on them. I personnally enjoyed the universe that is inside the boo...
by ndkid
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Student Quotes
Replies: 862
Views: 163393

Re: Awesome Student Quotes

In Band Class:
Band Teacher: "Ok, so it says here 'molto expressivo', does anyone know what that means?"
Student: "Isn't that a type of coffee?"
by ndkid
Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1951
Views: 398517

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I cannot stand the word "Hyperbole" every time I try and say it I say it wrong. I think that "exaggeration" is a far better word for that.
by ndkid
Mon May 10, 2010 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Infinity ward to close down
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Infinity ward to close down

Actually it doesn't matter, IW/Activision lost quite a few supporters after Modernwarfail 2 and the POS that it was. I'm actually happy, now people will buy from the game studios that actually listen to their fanbase both before and after the game is released. I wasn't happy with the changes that th...
by ndkid
Sat May 01, 2010 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: A little rant (math vs. maths)
Replies: 202
Views: 71525

Re: A little rant (math vs. maths)

the only people other than the brits that use maths is the french, and even then they pronounce it MAT, and no one wants to speak surrenderese :P our pronunciation of math is far better.
by ndkid
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How to classify alien species?
Replies: 53
Views: 6444

How to classify alien species?

So in biology we're going over classification, you know the basic King Phillip Cried Out For Good Sushi thing. And it got me thinking, How would one classify alien species? If aliens came to earth today and brought us to their home planet, how would we classify the organisms on that planet. Most lik...
by ndkid
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 183682

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Salut! Je parle un peu français, mais il n'est pas bien. Je viens des États-Unis!

(its only highschool level 1)
by ndkid
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: games for a club?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: games for a club?

Thanks this is looking pretty good! So i've been thinking about this for a while, is there any game thats good for a tourney for the Xbox? Halo 3 and Call of duty are obious choices, but can anyone think of anything else? TF2 is all i can think of, but your better off playing that on PC.
by ndkid
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: games for a club?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: games for a club?

Starcraft is a great RTS if you like that. Freespace 2 is a totally rad space-combat dogfighting game that's great for multiplayer. Five bucks for a copy and you can put it on as many computers as you want. Well we currently don't have many people who could just pick up and play freespace, I own th...
by ndkid
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: games for a club?
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

games for a club?

So currently my highschool has a videogame club; and we have been getting a pretty good turnout, anywhere from 15-25 people showing up. The school ofcourse, just gives us a place to meet, some tiny TVs, and a couple of projectors. The way game club works is we have members bring in their own systems...
by ndkid
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10904
Views: 2064148

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi! My friends call GIR like the guy in invader zim. I've been perusing the xkcd fora for about 3 months now and have decided to join. I'm a highschool junior looking at going to college for a degree in computer sciences.

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