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    Gah, getting nervous now :o:

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    Evening people. School in a few days, I don't want to go back. I really have to start revising.
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    (Original post by darkwolf0139)
    Evening people. School in a few days, I don't want to go back. I really have to start revising.
    Revising sucks. Good luck.



    Mhm, whenever I drink alcohol, I start to have some interesting thoughts...
    Right now I think about the ethics behind (or is it "of"?) stem cell research. :rolleyes:
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    Hey gays, how are you all? I just came back from Scotland, am rather glad I didn't try to fly. It was fun.
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    Omg you survived it! Lol, that's rare for out-of-towners :p:
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    (Original post by darkwolf0139)
    Omg you survived it! Lol, that's rare for out-of-towners :p:
    In Glasgow perhaps; St Andrews and Edinburgh are stuffed to bursting with out-of-towners. Was good fun, though.

    EDIT: also, thank you for the rep, Mr Rep-giver.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Hey gays, how are you all? I just came back from Scotland, am rather glad I didn't try to fly. It was fun.
    How was it? Will you make Edinburgh your insurance choice now and St Andrews your firm?


    Btw, I just noticed a mistake in my IB Biology textbook. I think about ringing them up or writing them an email. :p:
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    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    How was it? Will you make Edinburgh your insurance choice now and St Andrews your firm?

    Btw, I just noticed a mistake in my IB Biology textbook. I think about ringing them up or writing them an email. :p:
    Need to do some thinking, but it's seeming likely. It was a fun trip, overall. In Edinburgh went on a touristy pub crawl, which was amusing.

    In my physics textbook, at the start there's a note from the editor basically saying "we wrote this in a rush, here's my email address for when you find some mistakes". I'm going to send them a huge list of all the important ones at some point. :yep:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Need to do some thinking, but it's seeming likely. It was a fun trip, overall. In Edinburgh went on a touristy pub crawl, which was amusing.

    In my physics textbook, at the start there's a note from the editor basically saying "we wrote this in a rush, here's my email address for when you find some mistakes". I'm going to send them a huge list of all the important ones at some point. :yep:
    If you end up in Scotland, I want to go to a pub with you. Feel threatened.

    Haha! It's not the textbook from Heinemann, is it? Heinemann is pretty good I think, but this minor mistake I've seen makes me wonder how many more there are... so maybe I will read through it again. :p:
    But that's good. :yep: Good for the next IBers doing Physics!
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    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    If you end up in Scotland, I want to go to a pub with you. Feel threatened.

    Haha! It's not the textbook from Heinemann, is it? Heinemann is pretty good I think, but this minor mistake I've seen makes me wonder how many more there are... so maybe I will read through it again. :p:
    But that's good. :yep: Good for the next IBers doing Physics!
    I'll remind you of that. :p:

    No, it's published by the IBID itself, and some mistakes are pretty major ("the energy of the universe is increasing" instead of 'entropy', and plenty of wrong letters in equations and things). There are loads of typos, but I'm not bothering with those so much (except for the one on the back cover). Typesetting is pretty naff at times too. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    I'll remind you of that. :p:

    No, it's published by the IBID itself, and some mistakes are pretty major ("the energy of the universe is increasing" instead of 'entropy', and plenty of wrong letters in equations and things). There are loads of typos, but I'm not bothering with those so much (except for the one on the back cover). Typesetting is pretty naff at times too. :rolleyes:
    I'm pretty pedantic when it comes to spelling. I'm cringing inwardly every time I see a typo. Of course, I make some too and sometimes I cannot spell for my life. :p:
    Naff is a nice word, me thinks.
    But major mistakes are a no go.. Or at least should be.

    Hell, we could could check out the gay places in Edinburgh. :p: I hope the LGBT soc will be awesome at HWU. Otherwise I will meet some people of U of Edinburgh's LGBT soc. Or go to a local LGBT community. Yes, I seem desperate, but I seriously don't know many gay people and it drives me crazy.
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    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    I'm pretty pedantic when it comes to spelling. I'm cringing inwardly every time I see a typo. Of course, I make some too and sometimes I cannot spell for my life. :p:
    Naff is a nice word, me thinks.
    But major mistakes are a no go.. Or at least should be.

    Hell, we could could check out the gay places in Edinburgh. :p: I hope the LGBT soc will be awesome at HWU. Otherwise I will meet some people of U of Edinburgh's LGBT soc. Or go to a local LGBT community. Yes, I seem desperate, but I seriously don't know many gay people and it drives me crazy.
    Bad spelling/punctuation/grammar annoys me a lot in some contexts; less in others, mostly because of the laziness involved. My rants tend to go along the lines of "if these people can't even be bothered to proofread their own work, why on Earth should I waste my time on them?". If the mistakes don't interfere with content in the book, I'm not so fussed, but when they do it's not great. They also kept using the 'alpha' symbol instead of the 'is proportional to', which annoyed me. :mad: I like the textbook overall, though.

    And I know what you mean about not knowing gays. It's a bit of a vicious circle, I think.
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Bad spelling/punctuation/grammar annoys me a lot in some contexts; less in others, mostly because of the laziness involved. My rants tend to go along the lines of "if these people can't even be bothered to proofread their own work, why on Earth should I waste my time on them?". If the mistakes don't interfere with content in the book, I'm not so fussed, but when they do it's not great. They also kept using the 'alpha' symbol instead of the 'is proportional to', which annoyed me. :mad: I like the textbook overall, though.

    And I know what you mean about not knowing gays. It's a bit of a vicious circle, I think.
    This reminds me a lot of SABIS textbooks. Especially Maths. They take a bunch from here and there and throw it into their own textbook. You open it and you get immediately confused. All my teachers despise SABIS textbooks, but that's what my school uses. Pure crap. They even designed a Maths IB book. Epic fail. Luckily I bought myself a new Maths book. Well, it didn't help in the end. :p:

    Good that I'm not the only one who gets annoyed by stuff like that. I like you.
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    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    This reminds me a lot of SABIS textbooks. Especially Maths. They take a bunch from here and there and throw it into their own textbook. You open it and you get immediately confused. All my teachers despise SABIS textbooks, but that's what my school uses. Pure crap. They even designed a Maths IB book. Epic fail. Luckily I bought myself a new Maths book. Well, it didn't help in the end. :p:

    Good that I'm not the only one who gets annoyed by stuff like that. I like you.


    Anyway, I'm off to sleepytimes. G'night, gays.
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    For some reason my watched threads list hasn't been updating all day, so I missed this conversation :hmmm:

    And gays, I spent money in a naughty website today :o:
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    Tut tut, you should control yourself better
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    (Original post by Crisps)
    For some reason my watched threads list hasn't been updating all day, so I missed this conversation :hmmm:

    And gays, I spent money in a naughty website today :o:
    Seriously? Who pays for porn these days? :p:

    (Original post by BeyondandAbove)
    Revising sucks. Good luck.



    Mhm, whenever I drink alcohol, I start to have some interesting thoughts...
    Right now I think about the ethics behind (or is it "of"?) stem cell research. :rolleyes:
    And what conlcusion did you reach? Interestingly the job I interviewed for today is on a research project involving embryonic stem cells!
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    I recorded Brokeback Mountain from Film4 the other night because I've never seen it. I'm contemplating going downstairs to watch it, but it's already 2am. I only have work 7pm-11pm tomorrow though and in the day I'm not doing anything other than driving my sister to the train station. May watch it then. Is it good? I can't believe I haven't even seen it yet!
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