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1  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: March 30, 2017, 07:38:47 am
Hey guys Smiley
2  General / Social / Re: Happy Birthday to me! on: June 01, 2016, 01:12:04 pm
Happy birthday!  Cheesy

What are you doing to celebrate?

This must bring the tally up to... 7 years now? Wow, this community was has been around for a long time!
3  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: January 24, 2016, 12:06:36 pm
I think its a good idea for you to try and get a career started Smiley

Its good to take pride in your job, but surely cart attending can't be the most interesting of jobs ever? Also I'm not sure what the cost of living is like in the US but you probably couldn't afford to live in the UK on $9 per hour (not that it would matter because you'd get a heap of benefits thrown at you lmao) so its a good thing to be ambitious Smiley I think our minimum wage is a little over $10 now, although I'm not 100% sure because they're planning to increase it over the next few years and people are still saying that it's not enough. So I can't really comment on whether or not '$10 is nothing to scoff at' because the cost of living is probably different where you guys live, so I'll let you too debate about that.

Also, Starrk, you'd probably find job hunting a lot easier if you went and got a degree. Not sure what the financing is like in the US though (although I'm going to assume not very good because college fees seem to be such as hot topic for debate right now Grin ), can you get loans to cover the tuition fees?
4  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 18, 2015, 07:25:35 am
I mostly use steam but I'm logged into skype but the window isn't open for that anymore so others have to initiate that.
the reveals are cool though, even though we were aware of them.  It makes it official.
Yeah it's pretty exciting, when do you think the event will be?
5  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: December 17, 2015, 10:08:10 am
I feel stupid for asking, but what is IMs?
By the way, hi Aryeh, how's life been treating you?
I was supposed to go to London study at UCL next January, and I almost contacted you when I was looking for housing, but I ended up cancelling the exchange.

And hello everyone else!

I think it's almost time for us to start a thread on reviving Ludicom Wink
Nah, I'm just pretty happy some of us are still in touch.
Take care!
The revival thing kinda fails each time :/

Ah UCL looks pretty nice from what I've seen. Since you'd be on exchange I'm going to assume you don't know what UCAS is, but I still have one slot left on my form so I was actually thinking of putting UCL or LSE as my last option (can have up to five) but can't decide which. Decisions, decisions Roll Eyes My friend has an offer from Imperial though so either would be pretty nearby.


Also Nintendo have finally confirmed the existence of Volcanion, like it was a huge secret lol
6  General / Social / Re: It's just dawning on me how important this community was to my growth as a teen on: November 21, 2015, 04:56:47 am
Reading this thread brings back memories aha. It's scary to think how long we have all actually known each other really, but its nice that this place still gets the occasional post. Simon, you've certainly been busy!

As for me, I believe I'm still the youngest person left on the forum so I'm a little behind you guys, but next year I'll turn 18 so hopefully I'm going to get some driving lessons within the next couple of months. I'm also applying for university too which is quite exciting and scary at the same time! I hope to study Economics, currently have an offer from Nottingham and am awaiting replies from Warwick, LSE and Oxford (a lot of that probably won't mean a lot to the non-UK people haha) Smiley

7  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 17, 2015, 04:43:38 pm
Cant you call and ask about your application? ._.


Got mahh car back. Starts gooder now and the check engine light is also gone. for now.

next day off I have will be spent getting my transmission fluid changed and getting some fuzzy dice for my mirror maybe.
lol no they usually take a few weeks to a couple of months to process, I only sent it in 5 days ago.

Its just very unusual to hear back after 2 days like my friends did, although their courses are less competitive so that's probably why.
8  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 15, 2015, 12:52:25 pm
This waiting period is agonising, some of my friends have got offers from Warwick already which just makes it even worse! Economics is a little more competitive than Maths and Biomedical Science though so I guess that explains it, I hope to hear from them before the end of the week though. Getting the offer is just half the story though, once I do I then have to get A*AA in my A levels which is no easy feat, but I think it'll provide a very strong incentive!
9  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 14, 2015, 06:02:36 pm
Jist of the Articles.

1) College graduates without Masters or Doctorates have competition. College grads tend to make double the wages of non-college grads.

2) There was a slight increase of underemployed advanced grads in 2014.

3) The Job market has fierce competition.

You're not making your point well starrk. All you've been giving me is reasons why college grads have trouble getting jobs thanks to the job market and the specifications of their degrees. What you claimed, however, is that college grads were being refused job positions specifically because they had degrees. And the fact of the matter is, Starrk, that you can't. A degree can make a positive difference anywhere you work. Hell. If you yourself had a college degree, you could get a promotion at Target and go from Cart attendant to GSA, or even LOD easily. Which would double your payrate. Because you know what? Higher education is universally beneficially, even if it's just for your own personal enrichment. I had a teacher in high school who attended college classes almost at random just for fun. Because education is a good thing.
Well said.


And I'd rather pay 9000 per year to study at LSE than at UIS, even if I did have a scholarship, sorry  Lips Sealed
10  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 13, 2015, 05:58:50 pm
google it yo :u

Its over $20k per year for me because I'm international - it isn't happening Tongue

LSE is currently ranked 3rd here after Oxford (which I'm also applying to) and Cambridge anyway so I'm hardly in a hurry to move.
11  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 12, 2015, 03:51:50 pm

University of Illinois State. Foreigners really love illinois for some odd reason.
Ah ok, I haven't heard of it be part of any exchange programmes so I doubt I'll ever go there. With a bit of luck I should have a place at the London School of Economics, anyway Smiley
12  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 11, 2015, 03:45:10 pm
its been all over the news for the last few years m8, where the hell have you been?
try coming down to UIS, we  gets lots of foreigners for some reason.

and it's close by so we could bro down :u
What is UIS? Sorry I'm only familiar with a few American unis Tongue
13  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 11, 2015, 07:24:41 am
have you thought about coming to murica for school?
I'd only go if I got offered a scholarship at Harvard or somewhere similar, which sounds obnoxious but its a lot more expensive to study abroad so it'd only be worth it if it was at a really good university. Besides, there are plenty of good universities over here in the UK already! Having said that, some unis here do exchange programmes - for example the University of Warwick (which is one of the five I'm applying to) have links with UC Berkeley so you never know Wink
14  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 10, 2015, 11:05:01 am

why only 5? O.o
Because otherwise all the unis would be swamped with applicants and the whole process would take ages. I wish the limit was a little higher, maybe 7, but even a small increase like that would have large logistical implications.
15  General / Social / Re: Thread Of Topiclessness [Current Era: Fancy headwear] on: October 09, 2015, 03:51:20 pm
but what if thats not what he wants? what if his dreams dont  involve college at all?

school hasnt started for you yet? O.o
I'm currently in my last year of high school, so we're applying for university like right now. We're only allowed to pick 5 options so I hope I at least get 3 offers, but places are VERY competitive.
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