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2018-02-09 12:17:36 PM  
85 votes:
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2018-02-09 11:54:35 AM  
60 votes:
The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.
2018-02-09 12:59:01 PM  
30 votes:
So i flew to Australia recently & the customs official at the airport asked me if i had a criminal record.
I replied "I didnt know that was still required!"

--Alexi Sayle
2018-02-09 12:05:22 PM  
25 votes:
The professor probably got her PhD from Trump University.
2018-02-09 12:17:50 PM  
21 votes:
Australian Hitler, "That's not a genocide.  Now this,...this is a genocide."
2018-02-09 12:20:03 PM  
20 votes:
Death by SNHU-SNHU?
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2018-02-09 12:43:42 PM  
18 votes:

Subtonic: Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.


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2018-02-09 12:28:49 PM  
16 votes:

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2018-02-09 03:03:03 PM  
14 votes:

The_Sponge: The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.


How noble of you.
2018-02-09 12:21:41 PM  
14 votes:
The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:27:41 PM  
12 votes:
Death by SNHU SNHU occurs when you die from face-palming yourself so violently because your professor is a dunce.
2018-02-09 12:05:14 PM  
12 votes:
Thank you for this web-address

After I do some independent research on the continent/country issue I will review your paper.


This is how academics talk to each other.
2018-02-09 01:07:01 PM  
10 votes:

Cheron: For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.


Are you saying that he wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer?
2018-02-09 12:41:40 PM  
10 votes:
OK, I know as a person who's trying to become a nicer person I shouldn't pick on individuals, so, uh...

I'ma ask a question about the plucking of eyebrows... why to people do it and, if they think it's so important to do, why don't they do it very carefully, as such an important task should warrant?  Or maybe this is just a one-day mishap in the repainting of thoroughly plucked brows?

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2018-02-09 12:31:38 PM  
10 votes:
I agree with the professor.  I mean really, what really is a country?  It's just a state of mind.

Now a continent, that's real.
2018-02-09 01:18:27 PM  
9 votes:
My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."
2018-02-09 12:50:59 PM  
9 votes:

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


A PhD in Philosophy???

So they really are qualified to wonder if i would like fries with that
2018-02-09 12:45:40 PM  
9 votes:

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


"What qualifies you for this position?"
"I know that Australia is a country and a continent."
"You're hired."
2018-02-09 12:00:11 PM  
9 votes:
Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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2018-02-09 12:34:04 PM  
8 votes:

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


Wait, you mean that SNHU wasn't always based out of Cell 1138 at U.S. Penitentiary - Coleman, FL?
2018-02-09 12:20:29 PM  
8 votes:
Whose Line is it Anyway- Africa is A Continent
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2018-02-09 01:21:18 PM  
7 votes:

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher.
Dole Office Clerk: What?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension.
Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshiat* artist!
Comicus: *Grumble*...
Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshiat last week?
Comicus: No.
Dole Office Clerk: Did you *try* to bullshiat last week?
Comicus: Yes!
2018-02-09 01:04:10 PM  
7 votes:

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


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2018-02-09 12:35:12 PM  
7 votes:

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I miss the rains down in Australia.

From the comments.
2018-02-09 12:26:31 PM  
7 votes:
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2018-02-09 04:26:47 PM  
6 votes:

Tyrosine: One of her key points was that females are missing one rib


No excuse for that level of ignorance. God took a rib from Adam to make Eve.
2018-02-09 02:26:10 PM  
6 votes:

Destructor: Oh, and we have submerged continents?


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2018-02-09 12:24:03 PM  
6 votes:

Magorn: She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted


The stretch marks never go away.
2018-02-09 12:18:31 PM  
6 votes:

feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.
2018-02-09 01:24:41 PM  
5 votes:

The_Sponge: FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.


Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.


Splash Mountain
Thunder Mountain
Mt. Dora
Mons Venus

C'mon, this is basic geography.
2018-02-09 01:08:56 PM  
5 votes:
Australia doesn't exist.   I asked google maps how to drive there and got 'No Routes Found' !
2018-02-09 12:48:21 PM  
5 votes:

MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.


Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major
2018-02-09 04:37:34 PM  
4 votes:
Mind blowing?
I've had arguments that not only are Tasmanian Devils real, there really is a Tasmania.
2018-02-09 04:16:19 PM  
4 votes:
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2018-02-09 01:42:54 PM  
4 votes:

capt.hollister: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

United Statian ?
United Statianite ?
United Statierite ?
United Statist ?


At this point, I think it's actually "The assholes down south who elected a farking idiot as president" or "Those pendejos who elected the Orange Asshole." We deserve that.
2018-02-09 12:59:11 PM  
4 votes:
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I wonder what these Australians think about this?
2018-02-09 12:43:12 PM  
4 votes:
So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?
2018-02-09 12:23:48 PM  
4 votes:

Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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2018-02-09 12:22:32 PM  
4 votes:
She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.


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2018-02-09 11:52:07 AM  
4 votes:
Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.
2018-02-09 05:43:52 PM  
3 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Benevolent Misanthrope: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...

I thought that at first with their # of commercials on TV all the time, but they are a nonprofit with an actual campus, which does put them a few steps higher than the likes of Phoenix or Everest/Corinthian.


You know how Phoenix likes to advertise that they have a bunch of graduates working high up who preferentially hire and promote other Phoenix grads?

I never believed it until I started looking into the credentials of the Director/VP cadre at my Fortune 500 employer, mostly out of curiosity as to where such legendary mismanagement should might be learned.

More than half of them have at least 1 degree from Phoenix.

This realization (that they are all suckers and pretenders with only the thinnest actual education) has allowed me to tailor my interactions with management to my personal benefit.
2018-02-09 03:11:28 PM  
3 votes:

Farabor: The_Sponge: The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.

How noble of you.


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2018-02-09 03:01:12 PM  
3 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: "Southern New Hampshire University" probably should have been your first clue that the "professors" aren't top quality.


Well, it ain't Dartmouth but it's generally not that bad.
2018-02-09 02:41:58 PM  
3 votes:
Decades ago on a class visit to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, my eighth-grade science teacher closed a vigorous dispute between a classmate and myself by judging a penguin to be a mammal. I never really forgave that. Maybe he thought we meant The Penguin, from Batman.
2018-02-09 02:31:46 PM  
3 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Besides this, my only real exposure to SNHU is their commercials.

But this response is pretty solid by them:

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Except the poor student has to retake the course, pretty sure her B+ is worthless, since the professor probably never turned in final grades.

// Lived in Australia (the country AND the continent!) as a kid.
// daughter had trouble at the DMV, because the clerk refused to accept her [District of] Columbian license...
// ...a supervisor was called, and broke down laughing.
2018-02-09 02:31:32 PM  
3 votes:

gonegirl: So . . . there's an opening for an adjunct position?


There always is an opening for adjunct.  You need to have a Ph.D. several letters of recommendation and it'll be a small surcharge of $500/month; $3500 a month if you want insurance too.  Oh, and you don't qualify for a parking space.

Salary?  We told you.  It'll be $500/month.  We take cash or money orders.
2018-02-09 01:48:29 PM  
3 votes:

FLMountainMan: The_Sponge: FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.


Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.

Splash Mountain
Thunder Mountain
Mt. Dora
Mons Venus

C'mon, this is basic geography.



I LOL'd and I will also admit defeat.
2018-02-09 01:38:57 PM  
3 votes:

dbrunker: America isn't just a country, either.



You're right.  It's THE COUNTRY.

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2018-02-09 01:33:07 PM  
3 votes:

Raoul Eaton: MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.

Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major


Like the fact that Fark Law dictates you can't jump right to a triple slashie
////and the quad slashie is just blasphemy
2018-02-09 01:22:29 PM  
3 votes:

The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."



I once made $20 in college because this moron thought helium was flammable....easiest money I ever made.
2018-02-09 01:15:55 PM  
3 votes:
So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?
2018-02-09 01:15:31 PM  
3 votes:
Holy shiat are some people dense. Making a mistake is one thing, but to not even hit Google before responding to the complaint is mind boggling.

/use incognito mode when you're Googling something so farking stupid
2018-02-09 01:07:50 PM  
3 votes:

Cheron: For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.


The grad student was likely a vegan liberal who believes that metals can be whatever they identify as emotionally.
2018-02-09 12:50:25 PM  
3 votes:

Raoul Eaton: MrBallou: The teacher is a PhD in Philosophy.

My favorite academic philosophy joke:

Q: What is the difference between a mathematician and a philosopher?

A: The mathematician only needs paper, pencil, and a waste basket for his work - the philosopher doesn't need the waste basket.

Philosophy is a discipline in which you can think deep thoughts without really knowing very much.

///philosophy major


Isn't a Doctorate of Philosophy in Philosophy a bit redundant redundant?
2018-02-09 12:41:08 PM  
3 votes:

swamp_of_dumb: Student learned that PhDs are usually pretty intelligent in their own field, are mouthbreathing morons outside of it.

/an important lesson


half correct
2018-02-09 12:40:57 PM  
3 votes:

Bowen: edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.

This is the thing that I don't understand about places like SNUH or U of Phx - if you live in Idaho why not just get a degree from the U of Idaho? They have online courses too.


Because then you'd have to actually be smart enough and apply yourself to completing a real degree, with real professors and real Regents exams and so forth.  Places like this are or people who can't get accepted to Idaho.
2018-02-09 12:37:20 PM  
3 votes:

edmo: Get a real degree from a real school.


In Idaho? Come on.
2018-02-09 12:33:00 PM  
3 votes:
Australians are all fat stupid drunks.  Who cares about anything to do with them.
2018-02-09 05:49:51 PM  
2 votes:

kendelrio: The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?

To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Koala Crayons as fine dining.....


FTFY
2018-02-09 04:50:05 PM  
2 votes:

RedVentrue: Destructor: Hollie Maea: It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.

Oh, so "islands" are part of continents nowadays. Is that how it works? Oh, and we have submerged continents? I'm afraid that would revise what I've been taught and graded on.

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Look up the continent of Zealandia


What is that, a continent for ants?!
2018-02-09 04:35:23 PM  
2 votes:

nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.


When I was in school we were taught Australia was a country on the continent of Australasia
2018-02-09 04:31:24 PM  
2 votes:

ukexpat: nekom: In my mind Australia is a country on the continent of Oceania.

Nope

Australia - continent


I thought Australia was incontinent.
2018-02-09 03:55:31 PM  
2 votes:

jjorsett: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy, according to her LinkedIn

[snip]

On Friday, SNHU announced via Twitter that they had apologized to Arnold and had replaced her professor.

I'm going to guess that they looked into the credentials of this prof and found out her supposed PhD is a pack of lies. I don't believe that anyone that ignorant ever got a legit doctorate.


Oh, my naive friend I can assure you that there are plenty of idiots with PhDs.
2018-02-09 03:00:55 PM  
2 votes:

nanim: Australia doesn't exist.   I asked google maps how to drive there and got 'No Routes Found' !


I gave you a +1 Funny, but this is an improvement. There was a time when Google would give driving directions from New York to London. Told you specifically which pier you needed to drive off of.
2018-02-09 02:38:09 PM  
2 votes:
In elementary school, we had a spelling test and I had used the British spelling for a word instead of the American version. My cousin was the TA for the class as part of a co-op program for her high school and she marked it as wrong.

This is how lasting family feuds begin.
2018-02-09 01:37:30 PM  
2 votes:

Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.


United Statian ?
United Statianite ?
United Statierite ?
United Statist ?
2018-02-09 01:20:47 PM  
2 votes:

FLMountainMan: I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.



Yes. but does Florida really have mountains?


/I know...I know...Sugarloaf Mountain.
//But it looks like a hill, damn it.
2018-02-09 01:13:29 PM  
2 votes:
It's just a conspiracy of cartographers?
OOF
2018-02-09 01:00:03 PM  
2 votes:
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2018-02-09 12:59:20 PM  
2 votes:
You think that's bad, they were even worse to me when I did my paper on Robonia.
2018-02-09 12:35:47 PM  
2 votes:
It's amazing how many people think the country of Australia and the continent of Australia are "the same". No, they have the same name. The country of Australia is one of three countries on the continent of Australia.
2018-02-09 12:33:58 PM  
2 votes:
Now Canada on the other hand....
2018-02-10 10:08:25 AM  
1 vote:

RedVentrue: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

America is two continents.


It WAS one until Teddy Roosevelt sawed it in half for the Panama Canal.
2018-02-10 03:02:22 AM  
1 vote:

The Yattering: My college girlfriend, a PhD candidate in geology, once argued with me for over an hour that a glass of apple juice would "completely evaporate" if left at room temperature for a long time. I contended, as I still do, that the water in the juice would evaporate and leave behind sugars and whatever else makes apple juice. She tried a number of sciencey-sounding arguments and failed to change my mind.

Some time later she admitted to me that she knew she was wrong right from the start, but couldn't bear the thought of losing the argument to "a liberal arts major."


Been on both sides of that so many times. Ego, it's a wonderful thing....
2018-02-09 09:50:58 PM  
1 vote:

RedVentrue: Look up the continent of Zealandia


Never.

Waste of time anyway. This stupid planet doesn't have much longer to survive as is. What, with the constant threat of asteroids, and supernovas and such.
2018-02-09 05:47:36 PM  
1 vote:

kendelrio: The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?

To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Crayloa Crayons as fine dining.....


GODDAMMIT.... We MARINES consid....oh nevermind....
2018-02-09 05:46:57 PM  
1 vote:

The High Llama: A few years ago, I had a polite argument with a co-worker who insisted that Sydney, not Canberra, was the capital of Australia. He had actually been to Sydney when he was in the Marines, and used that as the basis for his argument as to why I was wrong. He also argued that Andorra was the smallest country in the world, which it is not. Why do people insist on arguing over verifiable facts when they can just use the Google?


To be fair to your friend, we DO consider a 64 pack of Crayloa Crayons as fine dining.....
2018-02-09 04:23:01 PM  
1 vote:
An online degree in sociology?  Yep, I don't find this surprising.
2018-02-09 03:37:15 PM  
1 vote:
Here are some members of the Australian women's soccer team, the Matildas.

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That Matilda loos to have an amazing ass. You could bounce bullets off that thing.
2018-02-09 02:40:03 PM  
1 vote:
When I was in grad school the department had to fire a TA (A Ph.D student) who was teaching a first year bio lab about the biological difference between males and females. One of her key points was that females are missing one rib.

/The same person was trying to do RNA electrophoresis and was treating her gel rigs with DEPC then autoclaving them. The gel tanks obviously melted in the autoclave which is a rookie mistake that anyone can make. What was worrying is that she did the same thing three days in a row and couldn't figure out what was wrong.
2018-02-09 02:39:03 PM  
1 vote:
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Translation:
Let me find a random 'resource' on the internet that backs up my claim that Australia is not 'exactly' Country.  After that I will make your grade worse.
2018-02-09 02:33:40 PM  
1 vote:
Australian Philosophy:

Bruces Sketch - Monty Python's Flying Circus
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2018-02-09 02:26:02 PM  
1 vote:

The_Sponge: a scientific baby chicken: Bowen: feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.

I know someone who went to SNUH (when it was still called New Hampshire College).

Five bucks says she's a 17 year old from Bangalore.

Most of the people who write college textbooks are Ukrainian, so I figured some kind of slav...


They are?

/Half Ukie.


They are? 100%* so suck it. *at least 50%
2018-02-09 02:14:17 PM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.

Yeah, I get it, but that doesn't change the fact that all 3 countries are part of the continent of North America. It could have just as easily been called New Canadia or New Mexia, but as Americans, we (typically) think everything is all about us.


Point of order:  The American continents were named by a German map-maker who never even came here.  If he hadn't been trying to piss of Christopher Columbus, it's most likely that they would have been called North Columbia and South Columbia.

/not our fault
2018-02-09 01:59:05 PM  
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guestguy: Now Canada on the other hand....


With all their hockey hullabaloo.
2018-02-09 01:53:37 PM  
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SansNeural: OK, I know as a person who's trying to become a nicer person I shouldn't pick on individuals, so, uh...

I'ma ask a question about the plucking of eyebrows... why to people do it and, if they think it's so important to do, why don't they do it very carefully, as such an important task should warrant?  Or maybe this is just a one-day mishap in the repainting of thoroughly plucked brows?

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She has a slight smirk, as is evident in her mouth.  Some people smirk across their whole face, including eyebrows.
2018-02-09 01:34:55 PM  
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The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy

Thus continuing the circle of "why bother?"
2018-02-09 01:33:52 PM  
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Dewey Fidalgo: Smelly Pirate Hooker: MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?

It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.

These nations are also technically "American" (North American), usage has devolved to calling only the residents of the United States of America, Americans.   But being called a United Stater doesn't have the same ring to it.


The correct term is Usonian.
2018-02-09 01:20:32 PM  
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MagicBoris: So... am I the only one picking up on the irony that, technically, it's America that actually is a continent?


It's part of a continent. It isn't the whole continent. There's the tiny nation of Canada up there north of us. Or does it not count? Also, Mexico, but since we're about to build a wall to keep them away, it probably doesn't count, either. Although it has North America's most populous city.
2018-02-09 01:13:58 PM  
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I'm shocked that a sociology professor at an online college would be so oblivious to basic geography.
2018-02-09 01:10:51 PM  
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Damn, that girl is cute
2018-02-09 01:06:23 PM  
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bighairyguy: [img.fark.net image 600x433]


Ha ha! You live in Australia!
2018-02-09 01:06:16 PM  
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FlashHarry: Jesus farking Christ. This Trumpian inability to admit fault is just insane.


The professor voted for Hillary.
2018-02-09 01:05:33 PM  
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So what's the chance the instructor is a farker?
2018-02-09 01:04:59 PM  
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For a class on metallurgy I was given a sample and by looking at the grain structure I was supposed to say how it was formed, if there was any heat treating and if possible what kind of metal it was. My mystery sample was a knife filched from the dining hall. I went through the steps and was able to support that it was stamped 302 ss with no heat treating. I got a zero as the grad student grading the project was unfamiliar with any metals other than AISI designations. Instead of head butting I went to her boss and asked for his help.

You pay for school, you are buying a service if they give you a Trump U reject move up the chain of command.
2018-02-09 12:57:01 PM  
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All I can say is, she showed a lot of restraint in those emails.  The amount of acerbity in the email I would have written would have dissolved my professors computer into a puddle of hydrocarbons.
2018-02-09 12:27:56 PM  
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Snapper Carr: Nick Nostril: The professor, who has a PhD in philosophy,

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CSB...

My best friend from HS went on to get a BA and MA in Philosophy with the intent of becoming a PhD professor. Some time after the MA, he said "fark it, I need to make a living", got an MBA and now works in administration at Miami University.
2018-02-09 12:22:08 PM  
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She's a stay-at-home mom completing an online sociology degree with Southern New Hampshire University.

Well ma'am I think I see your problem riight here. SNHU claims to be a non-profit, but it runs an AWFUL lot like a for-profit (a "Not for Profit" perhaps?)  and has expanded massively recently, and as ever sports fans knows, every time there is an expansion, the quality of the product is further diluted
2018-02-09 12:01:08 PM  
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feckingmorons: Five bucks says it is an adjunct.


It's SNHU. I'm not saying "diploma mill", but...
2018-02-09 11:50:01 AM  
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Also, everything in Australia wants to kill you.
 
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