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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Freepcrusher Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: January 26, 2015, 02:13:12 am
Where is this poll of yours that you were bragging would make me froth at the mouth, BRTD?
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 02:00:31 am
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We are staying informed about the winter storm that is expected Monday, January 26. At this time, Columbia University is open and classes are in session. ​Students should check for email notifications throughout the day. Administrative offices are open but may be operating at reduced capacity.

goddamnit

Haven't gotten an email, but NORMAL OPERATIONS! There will be the normally operating normally expected normal operations for the normal university, as normal, normally on tomorrow during the normal snowstorm where we will have the... normal 24-36 inches of snow?

EDIT: Wait, they didn't even use the words "normal operations" in that!
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 01:56:01 am
Also, again with those two, what ever could possibly be so funny? Well guys, I'm calling it a night.

Will normal operations be normal?
Will there actually be mulled wine?
Will we ever figure out what the women upstairs are laughing about?
Will I ever finish this literature review for my professor?
Will I manage to get to my 8:40 class on time?
Will we ever get to see me get anywhere with, erm, you know?


Stay tuned for tomorrow's Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes- what? Are we actually calling it that?
79  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Historic Northeast Blizzard Approachs on: January 26, 2015, 01:19:35 am
psst guys the updates are here:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=206166.150

NOTE: Random interloping topics may be present.
80  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 01:07:03 am

ALL HEADLINES, ALL SPIN, ALL FONTS, ALL THE TIME
PUBLISHED BY VARAVOUR.

BREAKING NEWS

UNCONFIRMED REPORTS: THE EURO MODEL "HOLDS".... "HUGE HIT" IS "STILL ON" SAY RANDOM PEOPLE ON WEATHER FORUM

UPDATE... MAP RELEASED... 24+ RECORD BREAKING SNOW STILL IN WORKS FOR NYC



UPDATE... ANOTHER MAP RELEASED... 30+




(goodness I feel like such an autist right now. Weather? Really? Weather?!)
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 12:55:25 am
RIP EVERYONE! (next week)

82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 12:47:51 am
According to the weather experts, the Euro model is running right now- the other models have said the storm is heading east and may miss us largely. WILL THE EURO HOLD?

Also the upstairs-neighbours are laughing again, and this time clearly moving furniture!
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 26, 2015, 12:39:05 am
I forgive you Simfan, but unfortunately the Regime does not. I would not be surprised if in two to three weeks, when the snow has melted, order is re-established, and the power is put back on, we return to this forum to see that we have all been banned for our impure indiscretions. RIP us all.

RIP indeed. I fear it may be sooner:



vs:



Divide by three? I'd say "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" but we have "NORMAL OPERATIONS" to worry about here. RIP us all!
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 11:43:51 pm
Great recepies, guys. I just realized that our record is 26 inches, not 36 inches! We're bound to break it! Mother of God, I'm definitely going to need the wine, wish me luck and forgive my subconciously patriarchal and overtly objectifying thoughts here.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 10:31:52 pm
Loving the way this thread has evolved btw.

Yes. And now we are sharing mulled wine recipes.
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 08:00:16 pm
I'm not a big fan of Tinder but I also don't mind it that much. Never used it myself though. Did give my friend a job!

You don't mind people basically choosing who to chat with based solely on physical attractiveness?  Colored me shocked, Staf. 

Yes it seems awful when you put it that way.

Also, don't tell me Lief is doing a Naso style hit and run here.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 25, 2015, 07:42:12 pm
that was the funny part...someone made a joke about bushie playing the radio.  turns out he did play the radio at work!

can you confirm once again bushe that you listened to the radio at work?

Yes, I can confirm again.  I'm not shying away from it.  Many American workers listen to the radio at work softly and no one bats an eye.   When Bushie listens to his iTunes at work with headphones, he gets laughed at by a room full of internet strangers.  Double standard?

Third person? Delusions of grandeur?
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 07:20:46 pm
Atlas' favourite university says:



Also will be trading Lief Memorial (RIP) Mulled Wine futures... or not. Anyone have recipes? Cheesy
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 07:18:46 pm
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 07:18:19 pm
No, and stop being such a prude, Lief. Tongue

(I will admit to a slight bit of cranky DFW-esque Ludditism regarding our society's constant suckling at the teat of smartphones/electronic gadgetry in general, but the idea that a dating app is somehow particularly blameworthy or problematic in that context strikes me as obviously false.)

Hurrah! Cheesy
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 05:02:33 pm
hey sim, if the storm is really bad and you're stuck inside, maybe you can head upstairs, bring over a bottle of a wine, and if you're lucky the three of you ca

(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)

Wait, I already said-

Good God, I might as well grab some mulled wine of my own and see what it is those ladies are laughing about, I'm not going to have too many alternatives by the look of it...

RIP VARAVOUR Cry

And Lief never even managed to finish his sentence....
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 04:41:45 pm
I love this thread. Cheesy

It definitely exceeded expectations big time.

It did, didn't it. But wait, what is this?



These aren't the Euros! What is this?! They- the National Weather Service- are talking about "breaking records". The Euros are actually behind here:



Good God, I ought to grab some mulled wine of my own and see what it is those ladies are laughing about, I'm not going to have too many alternatives by the look of it. That is, of course, if we don't have normal operations. In that case I might lose an arm or something.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 25, 2015, 04:10:16 pm
I love this thread. Cheesy

I have these neighbors who must be on the floor above me. I don't know them, but in the evenings they are always laughing, you can hear them talk  (can't really make out what they are saying), but it's obvious these women are talking with great big happy smiles on their faces ready to break out into a fit of laughter.

Maybe they're on drugs. More likely they drink a lot of wine. But whatever is behind it they laugh a lot while I'm here in my room, to be perfectly melodramatic about it, all by myself.

Meanwhile they is supposed to be a great big snowstorm on Tuesday, as always the Europeans expect a lot of the stuff, about a foot- the NOAA not so much. Either way I expect NORMALLY OPERATING NORMALLY OPERATIONS on campus.
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 04:03:35 pm
A+ drunk thread, Lief.
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Varavour on: January 25, 2015, 04:00:17 pm
my pen finger is getting twitchy, guys...
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: January 25, 2015, 03:53:02 pm
I'll run for the North East assembly as a Labour candidate.

What is going on here?! You guys are running for Atlasian positions, not those from wherever you're from.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Sick Privilege on: January 25, 2015, 12:47:02 am


Found the map for who's doing this by state. Vermont, Michigan, Oregon, Idaho, and Illinois make your top 5.

Not at all surprising.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 24, 2015, 05:46:56 pm
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But I wasn’t so familiar with sailing terms, such as  “sextant” ( which is a navigational tool used by sailors measuring longitude and latitude). Sailing is usually associated with someone who comes from a wealthy background, and/or has access to a sailboat. Many underprivileged minority kids have never sailed a boat before; how are they ever expected to know this?

This is silly. Do people even still use sextants? I have never sailed anything larger than a small dinghy, yet I know this (Age of Discovery, anyone?). This isn't about "privilege", it's about knowing things; "underprivileged minority kids" might not have ever learnt this, but when you're taking a grad school exam it's not the direct fault of privilege or the exam that you don't know but someone else does.

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I came across an important part of the whole standardized testing culture: consistently referring to an author or writer as a “he” in test prep literature. So what, are there no women writers out there?

That's how the English language works. Be thankful you don't speak French, Spanish, or... most other languages really, which have far more ingrained male-preference than English. This has nothing to do with the exam.

What is the purpose of this, King?
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Ministry of Purity Crimes Self-Reporting Thread on: January 24, 2015, 05:21:50 pm
May I ask you how much you got? I don't want to look like a hypercompetitive asshole, but the issue is that I'd like to know if the kind of score that I have can give me a shot at the universities I'd like to attend. Tongue

If you want to know, I took it twice, and got a 800 on the verbal (twice!) and 760 on the math (not twice).

My recollection was that the math portion was easier than the SAT and had something like a 10% or more rate of people getting literally every question right, whereas the verbal portion was chock-full of obscure $10 words that even very literate people may have never heard of, and thus a perfect result was basically completely impossible.

And I saw this as someone who isn't really a math person at all.

The disconnect between the treatment of the two halves was striking, to say the least.

Well in the practice problems there were a few words that legitimately stumped me, and the math did seem better than I expected. But these were a few practice problems.


Well I know what a regatta is, so I must be good. I will actually read that later.
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 10:49:05 am
Talking of the SNP...



...what? I'd expect this from Ulster, sure, but Scotland?!
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