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  1. Sounds awesome. Been waiting for some of these for quite some time now. Hopefully the filter will help overcome my intense hatred of the pages.
  2. They're not supposed to be rare; there is no announcement. But they aren't breeding and aren't dropping in the Cave. In the trading threads it's not uncommon to see CB Springs going for 2nd-gen metallics and the like. And I haven't really seen a glut to account for them being off-ratio...
  3. I'm pretty set on being an equine veterinarian. Not sure if I'll just do general practice or specialize-- endocrinology is pretty interesting, and so is therio, but I'm not sure if I'd want to do either of them exclusively. I've also kinda had a goal of travelling to developing countries with programs like World Vets etc, and helping on both veterinary & public health fronts there. The health and livelihoods of people and animals are so intertwined in many places. That's going to have to be something I try first, though, since I honestly might freak out so far from technology and modern civilization. Luckily the vet school I'm applying to has a bunch of programs to travel abroad for that purpose.
  4. The only way I see this affecting NDs is to the negative. I'll try to explain well enough hopefully without getting myself a warn or something for revealing too much about Neglecteds. When you make a ND you need to get a lot of views very fast when the egg has only minutes or seconds remaining. Generally NDs turn when they have 30 seconds or less left, so many people "bounce" them to a friend's scroll right after they turn in order to gain a day. Because of the time constraint, it would be difficult to set up a Tele after they turn-- that's pretty much always done right before you start the experiment. So basically the order goes: set up teleport, ER egg, friend accepts teleport if/when it turns. Obviously this would not work if eggs in Teleport could not gain views. Basically, I would also support this, but only if it was optional for the above reason.
  5. If he literally gives you no other choice then email is better than nothing. But a phone call would be better.
  6. http://www.viewsfromtheworld.com/Homosexua...d-the-world,054 Some excerpts: Afghanistan: punishable by death Algeria: punishable by up to three years imprisonment + fine Antigua and Barbuda: punishable by up to fourteen years imprisonment Bangladesh: punishable with deportation, fines, and/or 10 years to life imprisonment Belarus: homosexuality is considered a disease Bhutan: punishable by up to life in prison Botswana: punishable by up to seven years imprisonment Dominican Republic: up to two years imprisonment for "looking homosexual" India: punishable by up to life in prison Iran: punishable by death Iraq: punishable by death Jamaica: punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and hard labor Kenya: punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment Malaysia: punishable by lashing and up to 20 years imprisonment Nigeria: punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment throughout the country. Punishable by death in 12 northern states. Pakistan: punishable by life in prison, 100 lashes, or death by stoning Saudi Arabia: punishable with a maximum penalty of death Serbia: homosexuality is considered a psychological disorder Sudan: punishable by 100 lashes or death Tokelau: intercourse is punishable by 10 years in prison; "making a pass" is five years. Zimbabwe: any "act involving contact between two males that would be regarded by a reasonable person as an indecent act" is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment. Note that most of these are "sodomy laws" which affect only male homosexuals. However, prejudice against lesbians is also very widespread and they will have many rights denied to them as well.
  7. Most of what I have to say about animal testing has already been stated. Labs are very careful with their test subjects. They are treated with care and there is honestly little to no suffering-- pain is a variable that can interfere with tests, so it is minimized. All labs have a veterinarian on staff to help with treatments, management, and euthanasia. And there are tons of regulations about lab animal treatment. There is no viable alternative to animal testing at this time. Computer models can only get you so far-- I mean think about it, you're experimenting because you don't know how things work, so how can you program a computer to predict reactions? When you study something like cell/molec biology you begin to understand how very little we really know about the human body. Tissue samples and in vitro testing can give you some data, but they lack the complexity of interacting organ systems. Human test subjects are simply impractical-- too many interfering variables, long gestation and generation periods, tiny litter sizes, you can't euthanize them to look at histology, etc. It already takes almost a decade to bring a new drug to market; if we used exclusively human test subjects it would take a heck of a lot longer. My understanding about cosmetic testing is that in some places, it is still legally required and that's the only reason it's still performed. But, since we already know what cosmetics are safe, it's not like the animals are suffering from it. The painful tests of the past are long gone.
  8. But the fact is that a lot of people AREN'T responsible or respectful. It's been that way throughout history, and it's not likely to change. I'm not sure what you're trying to argue. Re the blood test: it's to make sure everyone is being honest about what venereal diseases they might have (a positive result wouldn't block them from marriage, but it would ensure that both parties were aware). Doubtless something else that could be eradicated if only everyone would be respectful.
  9. Got a 15. I'm bad with blues and purples (short wavelengths).
  10. Right now it is this: http://crappyunicorn.deviantart.com/art/Ca...paper-208156700
  11. I'm assuming birds count as exotics haha. One female cockatiel and two male budgies. Archimedes, Jeffrey, and Dimitri from left to right. <3
  12. That wears off after the first year and a half or so, if it's any consolation. :V
  13. That would be a very big dropdown menu for some of us, lol. But I can see where the arrows might be useful.
  14. That's one hell of a stereotype. Bisexual NDE hypersexual. I'm bi and happily married to a bi man; we were each other's firsts. All of the other bisexuals I know are similar; when they're in a relationship it's committed, lasting for months or years, and certainly not just about sex. Being with a bi man just means that we can see an actor on TV and both think he's cute.
  15. Some professors are simply better researchers than they are teachers, lol. Doesn't mean they're clueless, just that the classroom environment isn't their forte. Most "absent-minded professors" are really quite brilliant, they're just easily distracted by thinking about the stuff going on back in the lab. Plus, it's entirely possible that profs can have a bit of stage fright, especially if they're fairly new to the job-- unlike high school teachers, college profs generally do not have any sort of degree in Education. They'll understand the concepts themselves, but not necessarily know how best to present it to a class, or how much to expect of the students-- and that's where you get the "umm"s and "does that look ok guys?" It simply means that you need to take a good bit of responsibility for learning upon yourself. Read your text, talk to him after class with questions, maybe set up tutoring-- many universities have free tutoring available.
  16. Ooo, I remember separating the caffeine from coffee in OChem. We also made aspirin and turned lard into soap. Always ran IRs on our products too-- it was pretty fun stuff.
  17. Tell the prof. Any professor worth their salt will work with you and give you advice-- either giving you a temp code, or giving you print-offs of the assignment etc.
  18. I would say to do your research before choosing which (if any) AP classes you take. By the time you're taking AP level classes, you're most likely a junior or senior, and have some kind of idea where you'll be applying. Look into your colleges' AP policies. Most schools accept them; some don't. Some accept them in name, but they're really only worth a few extra credit hours and you still have to take the classes. Some only accept classes that are gen-eds for your major, and not core major classes. Some accept them, but you have to fill in the "gap" with a higher-level class. Check the website or call the registrar; they'll be able to help you with the decision. If you don't know where you'll go yet, or the schools your looking at have conflicting AP policies, go with the skills you think you'll need most. For example, pretty much every college course requires an essay at some point-- even the maths and sciences. AP English can really help with essay-writing skills, even if you don't get credits for it. And, since AP classes are oriented with a goal of passing the standardized tests at the end of the year, you can pick up some really wonderful testing strategies in them. For example, for me my AP European History transferred right in as 3 hours of humanities I never have to take here. AP Calc BC transferred in as 8 credits of mathematics; the only math I had to take in college was the far less time-consuming Statistics. AP Language and Comp replaced English 106, but as per University policy I still had to take 6 credits of English classes in college, and AP didn't cut down on that number-- I had to take 200 level classes instead of 100 levels. So that one didn't really save me much time, BUT it did teach me how to write a darn good essay-- something I've used in virtually every single one of my college classes. AP Biology, as part of my core major, gave me three nominal credits for "Intro to Biology", but I still had to take the eight credits of Biodiversity and Intro to Cellular Biology that used the same textbook. However, I was able to take Genetics and Cell Bio "before" I had taken the prerequisite 100-level classes, which made my schedule a lot more adaptable and let me start my research project about a year earlier than I would have on a "normal" schedule.
  19. Oh yeah :3 Our GPA for Honors level classes were x 1.05, and for AP classes were x 1.10-- so if you got an 89 raw percentage in an AP class, it was actually curved to a 98. Which, as tough as the classes were, was totally justified.
  20. So much this. I went into college with 17 credits of gen eds because of my AP classes. The AP exam is $87, so I paid $348 for my four courses (which translated to 5 college classes)-- a semester with the same five classes would have cost me $19,900 tuition at my college. And even if your college doesn't accept AP credit, or if you don't do well enough on the exam, it's going to give you a very nice head start once you take the course in college.
  21. Anatomy and Physiology Microbiology II + lab American Sign Language Interpersonal Communication (barf) Introduction to Small Animal Medicine Dairy Production and Management Veterinary Internship ____________________ 19 credit hours
  22. You learn quickly what does and doesn't work for you. Know how to operate a clothes washing machine and an ATM and you'll do fine. I'm a senior triple majoring in Pre-Veterinary, Biology (Life Science emphasis), and Animal Science, plus a minor in Chemistry. It sounds like a lot until you realize that the chem minor comes built in to the pre-vet, and with a Pre-Vet and Biology double major I needed only two extra classes to get an Animal Science degree. I would have been applying to vet schools this year, but my last semester went terribly-- had some major emotional issues going on and my GPA fell to 3.54-- unacceptable by vet school standards. So I'll be applying next year instead. I'm not sure yet whether I'll be graduating this spring and staying an extra year as a post-grad, or if I'll continue as a 5th-year senior-- depends a lot on how close I am to finishing my degrees and whether or not I can get legal emancipation from my parents some way other than graduating. I work in the tutoring center and have an application in to TA for bio labs (haven't heard back from that yet), and in my "free time" I do cancer research in our undergrad labs. I'm interning in a mixed practice vet clinic on Thursdays and looking into another clinic to observe on Saturdays.
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