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by Aodhan
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The "Dune" Thread -- Remember to wear your crysknife!
Replies: 79
Views: 237459

Re: The "Dune" Thread -- Remember to wear your crysknife!

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Dune...and even read all the sequels/prequels, despite enjoying them progressively less, but there are some serious holes that you have to just mostly ignore for the books to work. The real plot hole is that space-faring societies in all-out war would restrict themselv...
by Aodhan
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 106656

Re: Crusader Kings 2

That's true, but doesn't explain my expenses; haven't had to raise an army in a decade :P I find it's cheaper to bribe the people that hate me than to raise a military to kill them. Are you playing as a Republic? If so, part of your income will be given to each living male dynasty member as an allo...
by Aodhan
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crusader Kings 2
Replies: 119
Views: 106656

Re: Crusader Kings 2

setzer777 wrote:Another question: I pressed a weak claim to help my daughter-in-law become a duchess, but since I'm only a count she's not my vassal. When I die and take control of my heir, will he have control, since he's her husband?


No, you will need to wait for your heir's heir to inherit both titles.
by Aodhan
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: How much does university cost in your country?
Replies: 32
Views: 41925

Re: How much does university cost in your country?

In Australia For international students university here is about $30000 a year For locals it depends on which course you do. Courses are group into 4 levels of fees based supposedly on future potential income. Band 1 is $5600-ish and includes arts and humanities plus nursing and teaching. Band 2 is...
by Aodhan
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help with Organic Chemistry
Replies: 11
Views: 5264

Re: (Org. Chem. Homework) Determining SN1 vs. SN2 reaction.

The answer for the dibromopentane question is definitely D.
by Aodhan
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:49 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404275

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My medicinal chemistry lecturer today:

Germs. Germ is a word that means small things that we can't see. Like fairies.
by Aodhan
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

Third year, second semester BSc in Chem:

CHEM3008 Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
CHEM3011 Physical and Computational Chemistry
CHEM3014 Nanoscience: Synthesis
CHEM3016 Advanced Experimental Chemistry
by Aodhan
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

1st Semester, 3rd year, BSc. in Chemistry CHEM3001 - Synthesis and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry CHEM3004 - Determination of Molecular Structure CHEM3010 - Inorganic Chemistry CHEM3013 - Nanoscience: Self-assembly Organic has lecture and lab components, Nano has lecture, lab and tutorial components...
by Aodhan
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)
Replies: 228
Views: 129850

Re: Wheel of Time (Split from Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books)

I should be getting Towers of Midnight tomorrow or the day after. If it's as good as A Gathering Storm was, I will be very, very happy. My exam marks next week probably won't be so good, though.
by Aodhan
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

Next year, my first semester courses are: Calculus I Linear Algebra I Organic Chemistry I Principles of Accounting Introduction to Microeconomics Introduction to Macroeconomics I find it very odd that you're taking calculus 1 and linear algebra at the same time. I find it very impossible that he is...
by Aodhan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

New Timetable! 2nd Semester, 2nd year of a BSc in Chemistry

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology
CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry
CHEM2056 Physical and Surface Chemistry
BIOL2202 Genetics
by Aodhan
Fri May 14, 2010 7:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 5 minute Pasta
Replies: 11
Views: 3462

Re: 5 minute Pasta

This one probably takes about 10 minutes. Ingredients: Pasta (penne or fusili, preferably) olive oil 2 cans tinned tomatoes 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped finely 1 or 2 chillies 4-5 anchovy fillets pepper olives (optional) Basil and flatleaf parsley Method: Cook pasta. Combine rest of ingredients. Cook ...
by Aodhan
Wed May 05, 2010 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Arts Degree
Replies: 20
Views: 3209

Re: Arts Degree

What is an arts degree? What do you do in it? What are you graded on? I've tried to ask people doing arts degrees and I couldn't get a straight answer. Since you are in Australia, I will assume that you are talking about an Australian BA, which can be quite different from a BA in other countries. A...
by Aodhan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:34 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

You're at UQ, aren't you?. That's almost exactly my schedule from my first semester last year, right down to the naming of the subjects. Haha why yes, yes I am =D What are you majoring in? I'm majoring in Chemistry. I did SCIE1000 instead of PHYS1001. I'll possibly be tutoring CHEM1020 next semeste...
by Aodhan
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:58 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

First year science degree, evidently doing a bit of everything, though my love is saved mainly for math and physics =P I don't know what made me think biol was a good idea; I guess the prospect of medicine as a backup if math somehow grew boring. Not that such a thing could ever happen ;D Math - Ca...
by Aodhan
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry|solution color trend
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Chemistry|solution color trend

Minerva wrote:I can't possibly understand why you would be required in school to memorize the colors of 50 different colored chemicals. It sounds utterly pointless.


I agree. I'm currently in second year Chemistry at uni and we don't have to do anything like that.
by Aodhan
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:55 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10308

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

5.875/7.0 partway through second year of B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Queensland.
by Aodhan
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 42 - Eoin Colfer Is a Complete Kneebiter
Replies: 119
Views: 20028

Re: 42 - Eoin Colfer Is a Complete Kneebiter

Very few people in this thread have even read the book. Including me I read it not too long ago. It's not too bad, but it's nowhere near as good as the originals. I suupose that I found it a bit too story-driven. In the first three books, the main story seemed sort of incidental with most of the bo...
by Aodhan
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: German politicians suggest Greece should sell some islands
Replies: 29
Views: 4051

Re: German politicians suggest Greece should sell some islands

Lazar wrote:For some reason, selling land as a national asset seems like a totally retro thing to do. Random historical fact: from 1912 until WW2, Rhodes and the surrounding Dodecanese islands were an Italian colony.


They were controlled by the Turks and then the Venetians for a long time before that.
by Aodhan
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia
Replies: 61
Views: 6744

Re: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia

Ok, so there are state-mandated courses and colleges evaluate directly on performance in state courses. Do you send in applications listing courses and grades/random other stuff or do you just check off a "Schools I want my grades sent to" box and let the system handle it from there? Ther...
by Aodhan
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:43 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia
Replies: 61
Views: 6744

Re: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia

I can attempt to explain the WA system: There are really two routes you can take. WSA (wholly school-assessed, no exams but interviews and sometimes portfolios of work. It's better for some people and some professions) and TEE/WACE (formal, with exams). I'm doing the second one, so can't tell you m...
by Aodhan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 153073

Re: public misconceptions

"Science is boring." I think that this may come from being forced to study science in school, where all that students do is learn the basic principles. This could convince those that aren't interested in science that science is just the endless drudgery of formula after formula. At the sc...
by Aodhan
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 153073

Re: public misconceptions

I do not plan on selling medicines for a living, but plan on conducting research that is most likely beyond their comprehension. Ooh well done! You manage to insult both pharmacists and whoever you're talking to in one go! I didn't mean to offend anyone. Most of the people that I talk to don't have...
by Aodhan
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 153073

Re: public misconceptions

I do not plan on selling medicines for a living, but plan on conducting research that is most likely beyond their comprehension. Ooh well done! You manage to insult both pharmacists and whoever you're talking to in one go! I didn't mean to offend anyone. Most of the people that I talk to don't have...
by Aodhan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 153073

Re: public misconceptions

In Australia at least, 'Pharmacy' is known by the masses as 'Chemistry' e.g. One goes down to the 'chemist' to buy some painkillers. So whenever I tell someone that I am studying Chemistry, I need to spend a couple of minutes explaining to them that I do not plan on selling medicines for a living, b...
by Aodhan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Schedule
Replies: 655
Views: 164778

Re: Your Schedule

1st semester, second year B.Sc. in Chemistry (starts in March)

CHEM2052 - Chemistry - Reactions and Mechanisms
CHEM2002 - Biophysical Chemistry
BIOC2000 - Biochemistry
COSC2000 - Intro to Computational Biology
by Aodhan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352648

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

But yes, I know what a cooper is. I'm not an idiot. My point is that surnames frequently become first names, Cooper in particular. Your response is like saying that all people named Smith should work in metallurgy and all people named all people named Johnson should be the son of somebody named Joh...
by Aodhan
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia
Replies: 61
Views: 6744

Re: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia

Hahah yeah... I pretty much did the course helping a less scientific friend who studied it last year. Apparently, we CAN choose not to do it if we think it is too easy?? If you don't want to do it, you need to do both MATH1051 and CSSE1001 to do second-year computational science courses. You'll be ...
by Aodhan
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352648

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Looking at class lists for younger people in my school, I have seen Cooper (several times) and Mackinnon as first names, a Mostyn, and pointless alternate spellings Emmanual, Jakeb, and Daine. I know several people with the first name Cooper. It isn't that rare. Those other names are rare, but not ...
by Aodhan
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's Your Major?
Replies: 133
Views: 21210

Re: What's Your Major!?!?!

Working on a B.Sc. in Chemistry.
by Aodhan
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia
Replies: 61
Views: 6744

Re: HSC/QCS/etc... IN Australia

I got into my first, BSc at UQ in physics and computational science (not computer science), and accom at College woot! If you're doing computational science at UQ, I assume you'll be doing SCIE1000 in first semester. Have fun! I did it last year and it is quite possibly the easiest subject availabl...

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