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  1. Comment on Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it in ~talk

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    I've never felt so insulted and enlightened at the same time, but that's how I know your message is a valid one. Thank you.

    I've never felt so insulted and enlightened at the same time, but that's how I know your message is a valid one. Thank you.

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  2. Comment on Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it in ~talk

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    Thank you. This is really good advice and something I need to get better at.

    always say yes in these situations

    Thank you. This is really good advice and something I need to get better at.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it in ~talk

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    Thank you. I will talk to her when I see her Monday and go from there.

    Thank you. I will talk to her when I see her Monday and go from there.

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  4. Comment on Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it in ~talk

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    There is a cafe on campus so that was my plan. Thank you for the advice.

    There is a cafe on campus so that was my plan. Thank you for the advice.

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  5. Comment on Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it in ~talk

    msnspk
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    Oof. I'm a idiot. I'm not sure it was this though because we chatted for several minutes after that. When we have class Monday I'll make an effort to talk to her though. I actually didn't have...

    It is also entirely possible that she was offering to lend you the textbook as a pretext to spend more time with you, and you refusing disappointed her a bit

    Oof. I'm a idiot. I'm not sure it was this though because we chatted for several minutes after that. When we have class Monday I'll make an effort to talk to her though. I actually didn't have photos of some of the pages I needed, but thought I did. That was why I declined her textbook. Maybe she will think it's funny that I thought I had all the pages, but actually didn't.

    5 votes
  6. Something happened at school Monday and I don't know how to interpret it

    I sit beside this girl in class and we've gotten to know each other pretty well over the past few months. We have three classes a week and two of those three days we usually spend twenty minutes...

    I sit beside this girl in class and we've gotten to know each other pretty well over the past few months. We have three classes a week and two of those three days we usually spend twenty minutes chatting before class starts or while we do our work. One of those days of the week though at random, she will listen to music before and after the class lecture. When she listens to music, I don't bother her, I usually just end up putting on my headphones too.

    On the days that we do talk though we have both initiated the conversation before, so it's not like this is a one sided thing.

    But we've been getting to know each other and I've been thinking about asking her out. I just haven't built up the courage to do it yet. I'm pretty awful at interpreting signals but everything about our interactions suggests we have an amicable relationship. Like, I don't think I'm bothering her or anything and I thought she might say yes if I asked her.

    Something happened Monday though that has kind of fucked me up. I don't know what to make of it and could just be overreacting.

    Monday we chatted like normal, she asked if I wanted to borrow her textbook to take pictures of the problems we needed for homework, but I said no thanks, that I had already took pictures of the pages from the library's textbook. We chatted for a bit more about one of her classes. She finished her work before I did so she got up to leave and told me to have a good day.

    About fifteen minutes after she left I finished my classwork and left. While walking to my car I saw her sitting on a bench on campus. I had to pass by the bench where she was sitting as it was on my route to my car.

    So trying not to freak, trying to figure out what to say, I just kept walking on my way to my car, intending to say something casual and idle as I passed by her.

    But, when I got closer to the bench she was sitting on, she looked up and saw me. Then she got up from the bench and walked away. I was still a good distance away, so it's not like I could have said anything to her, and I obviously didn't like, chase after her or anything. I just kept walking on my route to my car.

    I could just be overreacting or misinterpreting what happened but it has kind of fucked me up.

    We had class again today and she listened to music, so I did too. I was going to mention what happened with her somehow to see if she wanted to talk about it, but I decided not to bother her.

    Is there any way I can just be misunderstanding what's going on? Should I just take this at face value and not ask her out?

    19 votes
  7. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

    msnspk
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    Actually, at the community college, both the Computer Science and Physics degrees explicitly require calculus based physics, so at least I'm good there. And I didn't even think about the fact that...

    Actually, at the community college, both the Computer Science and Physics degrees explicitly require calculus based physics, so at least I'm good there.

    And I didn't even think about the fact that class periods are going to be longer than one hour. I've never taken a summer semester before, so there are a few things still new to me, but knowing (and I checked) that summer classes last longer than one hour makes me feel a lot better, for the exact reasons you described.

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I have to say, as someone who is recently self taught and "capable," but wanting to go to school to become "proficient" and eventually, "professional," this comment terrifies me. I've always...

    I have to say, as someone who is recently self taught and "capable," but wanting to go to school to become "proficient" and eventually, "professional," this comment terrifies me.

    I've always struggled with math. In highschool, Algebra and Physics, which were both math intensive, were the only classes I ever failed. I think my main issue is that I never learned how to study. I excelled at History, Social Studies, Civics, English, Biology, and all of my electives, but I struggled so hard with French and anything math related, whether it be an actual math class like Algebra, or even just math intensive like Physics. I never studied and sometimes failed, only to have to take summer classes and pass by the skin of my teeth.

    Then, a year after I graduated high school, I took my first semester of community college and failed my Statistics class. I did great in History and English, or Language Composition, or whatever it was called, but I failed my math class, again, because I still didn't understand how to study.

    Now, years later, I'm going back. I literally applied for my local community college's Summer semester a few days ago, and I'm taking Calculus I as a ten week summer course starting in June. (Assuming it's actually offered in the Summer, which I haven't actually checked yet, because I haven't registered yet, because my transcripts and vaccine requirements haven't been approved through Admissions yet.)

    My idea is that, hopefully, having just Calculus to focus on for those ten weeks will help me hunker down and really learn how to study. Plus, I failed Statistics, so I need to pass Calculus and catch up on the math path so that I can earn my Associate's as soon as possible.

    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried. On one hand, yes, I taught myself how to program as a young adult working shitty part time jobs. I was able to settle down and learn what has so far been the most mentally difficult thing I've ever done. It was hard, but I like programming, I love building things.

    On the other hand, math is my crux, it's where I fail, it's what I do, and I'm very worried that I'm going to drop the ball yet again. I think I hate math because I've performed so poorly in the past, and I hope that I come to love it once I study and understand it (kind of like what happened with programming), but there's always that nagging doubt.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Would the folks here at Tildes appreciate occasional guides on how to write better? in ~talk

    msnspk
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    Thank you for pointing that out. I wouldn't mind if you stuck around Tildes and made more comments like that one. It's not only educational but I personally find it entertaining. Sadly, I'm sure...

    Thank you for pointing that out. I wouldn't mind if you stuck around Tildes and made more comments like that one. It's not only educational but I personally find it entertaining. Sadly, I'm sure some others might disagree.

    With that said, please do post to ~creative if you feel like it. The best way to get ~creative.writing to exist is to post writing content to ~creative first. Subgroups are (as far as I understand) only going to exist if there is a drive from users and the content they post to warrant the creation of specific subgroups.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Well, that's scary. My Pi-hole runs off the CloudFlare DNS at the moment and it does not seem to be affected. I can access the sites you listed though, so maybe it was quickly resolved.

    Well, that's scary. My Pi-hole runs off the CloudFlare DNS at the moment and it does not seem to be affected.

    I can access the sites you listed though, so maybe it was quickly resolved.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Would the folks here at Tildes appreciate occasional guides on how to write better? in ~talk

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    Personally, I like the idea. I try to do a little bit of everything, even though I only recently started doing a little bit of anything when it comes to uh... "creative expression?" Never had a...

    Personally, I like the idea. I try to do a little bit of everything, even though I only recently started doing a little bit of anything when it comes to uh... "creative expression?"

    Never had a lot of interest in writing or arts during school, but after having to do creative work for a living, I've really got into digital art and writing. Also, I want to take the time to teach myself how to use something like Sonic Pi or Overtone to make music because I find it interesting.

    Funny thing is, I do recognize your username but honestly never paid much attention to your comments or posts, so I guess I'll have to go back and look at those and pay attention to anymore any more that I run across.

    Yes, I would be interested in helpful guides for developing writing skills and even professional advice if you have the time.

    5 votes