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    [–] This is so motherfrickin' deep Popopopper123 1 points ago in comedyheaven

    im goin g to macdonald ok see ya years later mm.., im so full what did you get big mac..,

    [–] Dorm Setup Popopopper123 1 points ago in thinkpad

    If you're not sure what kind of switches you like the most, I would recommend the GMMK. It's modular, so if you decide you don't like the switches you buy initially, you can switch them out and only pay the cost of a set of switches rather than the cost of an entire keyboard.

    [–] Scam? Popopopper123 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in ApplyingToCollege

    o h b o y

    I asked this question exactly 362 days ago and in those 362 days RPI has sent me that same email about their cAnDiDaTe'S ChOiCe AppliCaTioN not once, not twice, but 45 times.

    This is just the beginning. Soon you'll be getting emails from a bunch of other colleges all sending you their very own customized applications (and deadline extensions) tailored specifically to you, each of which is exactly the same as the other. Over the course of the entire application season, I received almost 500 such emails from 15 different universities, all in just one of my inboxes.

    To answer your question, it's not a scam per se, but it's really not anything special and it doesn't mean anything for you aside from a waived application fee. It does fill out some basic information like your name, school, etc. but if you're applying to any college on the Common App at all then it's not like it'll save you any time. If you wanted to apply to RPI anyway then you might as well, but if not, it's not like you're really giving anything up.

    In fact, I got a similar one just over a month ago.

    [–] my parents wont let me ED or EA anywhere i like so im gonna meme it and apply to stanford REA Popopopper123 1 points ago in ApplyingToCollege

    How about UVA?

    Also, you should still consider MIT. Their social science department is small but it's still very strong.

    [–] US Presidential Scholar Criteria Popopopper123 3 points ago in ApplyingToCollege

    You don't strictly need a perfect 36 but nominees are basically just the top few scorers in your state. You have a 142/144 which is close to perfect, but that also means if there's anyone who got a 143 or 144, they'll be nominated before you. If you live in Wyoming or Alaska or something then you're probably more likely to be nominated than if you live in California or Texas or New York.

    That said, it's really not that big a deal. Not only does it come out after EA/ED decisions are out, you also get exactly $0 in scholarship money, and you have to talk to Donald Trump, and worse, Betsy DeVos.

    [–] TIFU by labeling the breast milk in the fridge "Freshly Squeezed Titty Juice" Popopopper123 1 points ago in tifu

    See the thing is, in Asian culture, "respect your elders" is not just important, it's literally the basis of (east) Asian culture. Remember when you were in high school and you learned about Confucius and the the teacher mentioned for like five minutes what the term "filial piety" means before moving on? It's basically the principle of "I'm your parent and therefore you have to do everything I say and provide for me when I get old, and also have male babies, and in return I'll work a ton for you and make sure you have a good life".

    It explains a lot about Asian culture: on the one hand, it's why Asian kids are seen sometimes as studious and quiet, why Asian parents are seen as strict, sometimes to the point of being controlling, and why Asians tend to be socially conservative, but it's also why Asian parents almost always pay for their kids' college tuition no matter what, and why Asian kids are seen to be good at school and get into prestigious colleges and companies at a higher rate than our population would suggest.

    [–] Are we allowed to view our admissions files? Popopopper123 6 points ago in uchicago

    Yeah, and UChicago is secretive even compared to other universities. They don't release a common data set, and don't publish a lot of information that would probably help applicants (notably ED acceptance rates).

    [–] Where are you applying and why? Popopopper123 28 points ago in ApplyingToCollege

    t h e g o l d m a n s a c h s g r o u p i n c o r p o r a t e d

    [–] Do software engineers or computer science have to have previous knowledge on computers? Popopopper123 1 points ago in ApplyingToCollege

    It depends on where you go. Some colleges start with C, others start with Python, and some weirdos start with Haskell or Lisp. If you want to get a head start, Python is easy and super useful, so that's a good place to begin.

    [–] Does it hurt the live cultures in yogurt if we stir or shake well? Popopopper123 4 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    Because to kill bacteria via mechanical force takes an amount of pressure on the order of 106 to 107 psi. The heaviest weight ever lifted by anyone was a little over 1000 pounds. If that weight were squeezed into a one-square-inch cube and placed on top of the yogurt cup (assuming it didn't break) then it would still be less than 1% of the weight required to kill any bacteria.

    [–] If all the watches in the world stopped working at the same time, how will we still be able to tell the time? Popopopper123 4 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    If somehow physics broke for a few minutes and de-synced all the atomic clocks in the world, then we would probably rely on calculations that determined when something would happen (for example "the sun will rise in this exact place at this exact time") and use that as a new starting point to re-sync all the clocks in the world.

    [–] Are transgenders allowed at all girls schools? Popopopper123 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in NoStupidQuestions

    It varies from school to school, but it's probably more common than not to accept trans women. The Seven Sisters* all accept trans women, for example.

    *The Seven Sisters are seven small prestigious northeast women-only liberal arts colleges which were basically a female version of the Ivy League back when Ivies didn't accept women. Radcliffe is no longer a college and is now a graduate institute at Harvard while Vassar is now a co-ed college so they didn't need to explicitly allow trans people since it's implied. The rest explicitly allow trans women to apply.

    [–] It's Al-Gebra, not Al-Qaeda Popopopper123 2 points ago in facepalm

    You can add four spaces to the beginning of each line to make the spacing work:

    -b + \/ b2-4ac
    - - - - - - - - -

    [–] It's Al-Gebra, not Al-Qaeda Popopopper123 1 points ago in facepalm

    Fun fact: the word "algebra" comes from the Arabic "al-jabr" which literally means "the reunion of broken parts".

    [–] New x1 extreme. My work daily ❤️ Popopopper123 1 points ago in thinkpad

    Oh just one more question, does it have the little physical shutter you can use to block the webcam?

    [–] Thoughts on 2019 Dell XPS 15? Popopopper123 1 points ago in SuggestALaptop

    It's probably one of the best all-around laptops out there, since it's powerful and built well, but also (relatively) thin and light. I considered it for a while, but personally I'd prefer the X1 Extreme since it has a better keyboard and is more reliable (though the XPS has better battery life and it doesn't have the soft-touch material on the X1E, which I'm not a big fan of)