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by tzxn3
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Geography: View as Study Focus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: Geography: View as Study Focus?

@jacob – I agree perception will often be a factor in evaluating usefulness. However, I believe growing up in an environment with people preoccupied with social status has introduced bias into my thinking which has led me to place too much emphasis on social perception. I feel it's better to discoun...
by tzxn3
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Data Storage
Replies: 27
Views: 7948

Re: Data Storage

http://ollydbg.de/Paperbak/

Acid-free paper is the only easily available information storage medium known to last centuries.
by tzxn3
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Geography: View as Study Focus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: Geography: View as Study Focus?

I'd evaluate whether what you're studying is useful to you, rather than concerning yourself with how other people perceive it.
by tzxn3
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meaningful skill acquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Meaningful skill acquisition

http://earlyretirementextreme.com/never-doing-things-for-their-own-sake.html From a practical perspective, how can a young person with few social connections use this idea to their advantage? How to find problems that meet the criteria of being external to myself, solvable in a reasonable timeframe ...
by tzxn3
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best code to learn?
Replies: 20
Views: 5526

Re: Best code to learn?

Python has minimal syntax and numerous libraries available, which makes it easy to get started with.
C forces you to learn how your hardware works, which is useful knowledge to have.
Haskell is fun if you're into pure maths.
by tzxn3
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 32
Views: 5169

Re: Net Neutrality

Chad wrote: So, we could make a dial-up network?
ADSL works over copper telephone lines.
by tzxn3
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Homemade bread in under 2 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: Homemade bread in under 2 hours

I tried the waybread recipe, with water it turned out dense but not doughy, so I'd definitely call it a success. Made with sunflower oil it had a disgustingly fatty, almost rancid taste and didn't stay together at all.
by tzxn3
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Majors for ERE
Replies: 51
Views: 13299

Re: Best Majors for ERE

If I was in your situation, I would be most likely to choose Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry. The Biochemistry/Biophysics, Computer Science, and Neuroscience majors would also be worth looking into. Any mathematics or physical science degree ought to teach you some broadly applicable skills. I wo...
by tzxn3
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Food

I am surprised the wiki page does not mention oats at all. I can get them for £0.75/kg, the protein they contain is high quality, and porridge is extremely quick to make with a microwave oven and a source of water.
by tzxn3
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Efficient use of time at university
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Efficient use of time at university

@billc -- With fees of £9,000 a year nationwide for full-time students it is impractical to earn enough money to graduate without any debt, without having enough skills and connections already to make going to university redundant. One option for avoiding debt would be to study part time and/or thro...
by tzxn3
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Efficient use of time at university
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Efficient use of time at university

@Dragline -- If I get fed up with my major, which I fear I might, I could finish my degree at my college's business school. This would likely affect my employability in areas outside of management, however. @jacob -- Aye, I recognise the value of generally applicable skills. My biggest fear about th...
by tzxn3
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Efficient use of time at university
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Efficient use of time at university

Labs are time-consuming for the number of credits you receive, so try to partner with people you work well with and divvy-up the work while keeping the socialization to a minimum. Try to minimize the number of lab classes you take so you can concentrate on the classes that add credits. Yes, you may...
by tzxn3
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Efficient use of time at university
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Efficient use of time at university

I've recently arrived at university and have been wondering how to best optimise my time spent. What skills would be most useful to focus on aside from the major (a rather intensive chemistry course)? I'm interested to hear the experiences of anyone on this forum who has spent time in higher educati...
by tzxn3
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bad beer brewing
Replies: 28
Views: 8602

Re: Bad beer brewing

In answer to question 1, the English term for this type of beer is "small beer".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_beer
by tzxn3
Thu May 09, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: BBC readers' experiences of living on a budget
Replies: 4
Views: 695

<t>I agree. I posted this because of the article evokes ideas touched upon in the blog. It's easy reading from the mainstream media, so of course it's going to focus on stories of individual humans, but I still felt it might be interesting to some here. I recall occasional talk of whether ERE is goi...
by tzxn3
Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: BBC readers' experiences of living on a budget
Replies: 4
Views: 695

<r><URL url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22345958">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22345958</URL><br/> Highlights:<br/> "The hardest part of living on a low budget [...] is the social alienation it can cause: having to turn down drinks and meals out, being unable to contribute to birthday ...
by tzxn3
Sat May 04, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Europe is having a terrible time
Replies: 57
Views: 5691

<r>– except compared with probably every other continent and any time in history.<br/> <URL url="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/15c4d902-b1e6-11e2-9315-00144feabdc0.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/15c4d902-b1e6 ... abdc0.html">http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/15c4d902-b1e6-11e2-9315-00144feabdc...
by tzxn3
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Avolition
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I always make the mistake of thinking far too deeply. And have a persistent failure to form good habits.

by tzxn3
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Avolition
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

How does one escape from a cycle of total lack of interest or engagement with anything?
Much of the time, I feel like a ghost.

by tzxn3
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: memorization software
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

<t>While the most common 2000 words might make up 95% of all texts, the other 5% are the words which are most important to understanding what the hell the text is about.<br/> For example, in the sentence "It is likely that prostitution causes chlamydia", "prostitution" and "chlamydia" are very impor...