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i need help with choosing a major/career/future

right now im going into my second year of my bachelor of science   honestly the only reason im in it is because i couldnt find anything else to do and i was already taking math/science in high school so why not   soo yeah the thing is im not passionate about anything at all. i kinda like math cuz im good at it, science im pretty good at too and i dont really mind it that much. only thing i dont want to do for sure is become an engineer/do anything with physics.     what did you guys when you were in a position like this? how did you end up making up your mind and find something to do?   i really like playing basketball but im obviously not good enough to go pro and i do not really want to work in a field of sports cuz i would be too sad its not me playing.

Aabid

Aabid

 

Grad School

I logged onto RS the other day for some fun afk skilling and starting Gower's Quest. In real life, I started my Master's of Science in Sustainable Management the other day. I'm getting it through the University of Wisconsin's Sustainability MGT online program and it's a very pleasant experience so far. The online portal is organized and provides easy communication access with everyone and the professor, a way to check off tasks I've completed, and it's basically a step above my undergrad degree.   In about two and a half years, I look forward to coming to you all with a neat graduation pic of myself at Lambeau Stadium in Green Bay. Not a packers fan, just had to pick a home campus and Green Bay won the coin flip. ;)   I hope you're all doing well and achieving your goals. Whatcha all doing educationally?

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Another one of those updates

Sooo first up, the whole international exchange thing is canned. Every time I got close to getting it sorted, something would smash it all into tiny little pieces, and I'd start over again. I'm not going to go into details and relive the disappointment, but yeah, after all the effort put into this thing, it didn't work out in the end. I think that's the universe telling me that something mortal would've happened if I went through with it. Welcome to the real world, I guess.   BUT the whole reason I wanted to go on exchange was to spend some time in another country, another environment where I don't know anyone and I get to meet new people, eat new things, have an experience. So, rather than letting the failure get me down, I went in search of more international opportunities, not necessarily to do with my education. The one thing I had in mind for the entirety of uni was working overseas, perhaps in a summer camp or something. But I haven't worked with kids at all, and I'm kinda awkward around them, so maybe not. Some searching led me to the idea of working at a ski resort, and true enough, it's a thing! There are work fairs that go around Australia hiring people to work for ski resorts in Canada (!!), although you have to pay a hefty fee to be guaranteed a position. So, if all works out, I'll take a gap year after I finish uni (in 2018) and work at a ski resort in Canada for about 5 months. I absolutely LOVE skiing, and I miss snow, so this would be a great opportunity. Nothing set in stone yet though.   Another thing I looked at was volunteer opportunities. While searching, I stumbled upon something that perfectly suited my interests, which was volunteering in environmental sustainability in New Zealand. It probably sounds lame and boring to most of you, but I do think it's something that I would enjoy, with me doing something Geography-based and all. Basically, you get sent to Auckland, Christchurch or the more rural areas surrounding those cities. If I get a choice, I'd go to Christchurch - everyone says it's super nice and much better than Auckland. Maybe our resident El Benno11 can give some tips if I get in :P . I've submitted my application, so now it's just twiddling toes till I hear back from them!   Ahh what else has happened. I started and finished Game of Thrones a few weeks ago. Whew, what a masterpiece. Really good stuff. I love talking to people about the series - who's going to end up in the Iron Throne, what's gonna happen to Sansa/Arya, who's gonna finish off Cersei, all the possible theories about the happenings of the remaining 2 seasons. I've just started reading the books too. The last two episodes of season 6 blew me out of the water. Especially the last one - probably my favourite. I don't think I moved for the entire episode. I was too stunned, in my chair, with my jaw on the floor. I kept thinking, did that really just happen?? I'll rave about them day and night, I will.   I also finished the last seasons of Orange is the New Black and Orphan Black. The 4th season of OITNB was pretty disappointing to me tbh, and I was shocked to see that the ratings for the season were some of the best. It never captured me like the first few seasons, and left nothing to look forward to after every episode. Unpopular opinion - it was a boring season. It made me miss the days of bloody tampon sandwich. Orphan Black on the other hand, I think its 4th season was the best of the lot. The episode endings were never cliffhangers, but it still made me want to watch relentlessly into the night. I considered pulling an all-nighter to watch all 10 episodes, but thought it would be better if my mind was at 100% alertness so I could fully drink in every detail, every scene. Can't wait for its 5th and final season next year. I would recommend it to everyone and anyone. Next on my series-to-watch list is The Wire. I've heard good things about it, and it seems like a classic, so why not.   Oh yeah I also went to Sydney for a week in my semester break with bae. The trip did us a lot of good actually - it brought up a lot of unresolved issues that really needed resolving, and they were. Other than that, we had a blast of a time - sightseeing, shopping, doing LOTS of walking and exploring, eating, and playing Pokemon Go (which I'm not super into but she is). We had lots of experiences, including this one night we decided to go out and hit the gay bars, participated in a trivia night where we invited this nice Indian psychiatrist to join our team, proceeded to get hammered, had him drive us home (which, in hindsight, was an idiotic idea and could've gotten us killed, or even worse, kidnapped), and finally took our breakfasts to the sinks and toilets. We stayed in an Airbnb place, hence the 'house'. Never. Again.   I think that about wraps up everything. Oh - one more thing. Is anybody active here good at programming? More specifically Python? I'm taking a pretty advanced course in it (mandatory) this semester and I was rubbish at my easier Python unit a year ago. It would be great to have someone help out this pathetic programmer come assignments, etc.   Adios for now!

Sofee

Sofee

 

Ads

I'm sorry Sal's Realm, this is the last straw. I'm turning my adblocker back on -.- -.- -.-  

mikeyy

mikeyy

 

Old man yells at cloud

I know complaining about Runescape has been cliche for the past 10 years but I think my complaints are slightly different. Runescape (3) is so different from the 2005 game I started playing. People like to complain about things like combat, which I agree is broken, but I have nothing unique to add to that conversation.   Other things maybe I do. For one, the story has jumped the shark. I never cared much about the story but the past few years I have been paying more attention due to writing quest guides or checking quest guides and this has stuck out. For one, there are clear organization issues. There does not appear to be a definitive storyline the developers are following, and interesting developments that could lead to something are scrapped by the next quest in the sixth age storyline because some other developer wants to take it in another direction. Also, the villains keep getting more powerful and everything else, like some missing artifact from an earlier quest, seems unimportant. Now we're dealing with creators of the universe and there's nowhere else to go. Why can't we go back to saving towns from evil wizards?   Besides that, the biggest change has been the community. Back in 2005, it seemed to mostly be populated by casual gamers. Everyone was in it for fun, your average person didn't care too much about training skills to as high as possible, etc. People also played less. Then, a casual player of Runescape would play for a few hours a week; now it seems a casual gamer plays a few hours a day. As someone who has time for maybe 2 hours a week this is a fairly unappealing aspect. The rest of the community is completely different than I am and they are driving the game in a direction I dislike. I'd prefer to go back to playing Castle Wars instead of trying to go for 120 capes. And, to reiterate something people say all the time, the SOF costumes completely ruin the feel of the game. It would be different if there was some way to disable those features, but Jagex doesn't want to do that because the reason people buy those costumes in the first place is to show it off to other players, even if the other players don't care for it.   I think the core of the game is still good. Walking around places that have been fairly untouched, such as Rimmington, is still moderately enjoyable. Other newer features are not as appealing to me. This is not a quitting post but if it weren't for connections I've made in the game I would have probably left by now. The only Runescape version that still interests me is RSC, but that is not in great shape.

Sobend

Sobend

 

Fudge UK Politics(may have strong language, you have been warned)

fudgeing shizzle coochies   1. idiot cameron decides to promise a referendum to swing votes away from UKIP   2. shizzle coochie politicians decide to chat shizzle for the 2 or 3 months of campaigning when the actual referendum should have been at least a year down the line   3. remain were too fudgeing negative and leave lied the entire campaign   4. why wasn't it a 2/3rds majority???? this is fudgeing important   5. over 60s looking to fudge up the lives of those under 30   6. 18-23 year olds not fudgeing voting   7. BLAIRITES. fudgeING HATE THEM. JUST fudge OFF. BLAIR SHOULD BE IN PRISON. YOU SELF SERVING RICHARDHEADS.   8. fudgeING TORIES. fudge OFF. JUST fudge OFF. STOP fudgeING UP THE LIVES OF THE DISABLED AND POOR AND SUCKING RUPERT MURDOCHS IN AN AREA THAT I HAVE TO CENSOR   9. Cameron jumping ship, then that lying sack of shizzle boris johnson who decided to lead the leave campaign to score political points(even though hes been mainly pro eu most of his political career) and then not run for prime minister after cameron resigned   10. michael fudgeing gove. slimy shizzle. fudgeed up education before moving to a different parliamentary position instead of fudgeing off   11. JUST PAY THE JUNIOR DOCTORS, FIREFIGHTERS AND TEACHERS THE APPROPRIATE WAGE AND STOP MAKING THEM DO ADMIN WORK. DONT COMPLAIN BECAUSE THEY'RE ON STRIKE WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO fudge THEM OVER.   12. SNOOPERS CHARTER. STOP TRYING TO SPY ON US.   13. SORT OUT THE fudgeING ECONOMY LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE POUND.   14. how shizzle the pound is gonna get when article 50 gets activated   15. the two people who are lined up to be prime minister are theresa may, who is a psychopath who wants to spy on people and doesn't even know our immigration laws even though shes home secretary and andrea leadsom who is against gay marriage, wants to remove minimum wage, wants to remove paid maternity leave and wants to blindly activate article 50 which'll start the removal process from the EU   16. actually removing ourselves from the EU even though we live the era of globalisation.   17. the numpties who voted leave to kick out the foreigners and other xenophobic shizzle   18. the richardheads in wales, cornwall and poor areas who voted leave even though the EU funds any infrastructural development in those areas and now are upset because the govt aren't gonna provide similar subsidies.   19. losing the ability to travel without a visa across europe   20. scotland potentially leaving the UK   21. NI re-uniting with ROI   but hey at least we got control and showed those people in brussels!

Conspicuous

Conspicuous

 

Howdy from Europe

So after about 31 hours of flying, waiting and then flying some more, I am now in Amsterdam. Spent our morning wondering around the inner city, it's so cool - especially as someone who comes from such a young country with not nearly the amount of history that Europe has. I think our plan for the afternoon is to check out the Van Gogh museum and maybe the red light district later.   On a side note, the weed culture here is crazy. I get the feeling that it's played up for tourists (I've only noticed marijuana related stuff in tourist shops) but still. It's a bit of a culture shock to see hash products and seeds being sold so openly.

Kemosabe

Kemosabe

 

Updated my RS Players Wiki article

Don't lie and say you didn't make your own   I remember making this about 5 or 6 years ago, not because I think I'm a famous player, but because I enjoyed cataloguing a brief description of my Runescape career in one place. My memory is a bit fuzzy right now, but as I long on from time to time I can remember my last 11 years with this game, and 9 years with you all.   Every time I log on, I see all of the same people still playing, and it's an enjoyable experience. Many of the old people are gone, but it's crazy we watched each other grow up through this game. We spent years together, and for many, this game is not for them anymore. Some of us may have lost an RS friend in real life, like I have last year (gave him a shoutout in the article).   Anyway, despite my inactivity, I do not plan on letting this game go forever right now. It's been a busy year so far. I hope you are all doing well and succeeding in the paths you've planned for yourselves.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

ok soooooooooooo i actually need help

i literally posted this exact same thing to reddit so i just pasted it here but im gonna add a bit more..   Basically I'm pretty sure the root of my problems start from childhood. I am the oldest child and I'm 18 and a guy. Basically ever since I was younger my parents would tell me not to have friends. They would tell me to only talk to people at school when I needed to and when I came home I needed to have no connection to school. Due to this I basically never went out once I came home or once it was the weekend. My friends at school knew this (from like grade 1) but of course they all hung out and I never got that close to them. I did not have a tv or anything in my house and my parents are pretty religious so talking with girls and such was out of the picture.   I just want to say that yes although this shizzle is fudgeed up in a way my younger siblings actually live a good life. I think my parents learnt from me and they're allowed to have friends and although they're still strict with going out and what not they do get to go out and play sports and join sports teams at school (something I was never able to do) but idk the damage is done right.   Anyways around end of grade 11 I decided enough is enough and I made a facebook and I started having convos and stuff with a bunch of people. All this time though at school I used to be the loudest in class and I was a pretty guy. Girls didn't like me (I remember this but I'm not sure why) but end of grade 11 I was getting kind of better. This brings me to my first problem which I'm getting kind of better at. Back then because I'd literally never talked to a girl about anything other than school I used to get so nervous talking to girls and whatnot and this kind of leads to what is wrong now. I started university this year and I haven't really made friends. People tell me to join clubs but i don't really have much interests except for playing basketball and i didn't realize when the sign ups for intramurals were so I'll sign up when next year starts. Basically I'm really not that awkward when I talk to girls anymore (I literally talked to every girl i saw at school to kill my fear or whatever it was) and I can make them laugh and whatever. BUT although I do get their numbers and stuff I don't get close to them and I'm unsure how. And if I do get close to a girl I immediately catch feelings for her which is fudgeing retarded because as a guy you know how much it sucks to have feelings for a girl you wrent even trying flirt with. Then I get all sad and depressed when they don't reply to my texts and I can't stop thinking about them. This literally happens with any girl that shows friendly affection towards me. I'm pretty sure this has to do with me not talking to girls for the majority of my life. Any idea how I can fix this???   The second problem is I'm obsessed with trying to make the basketball team. I won't lie I'm pretty good and although there isn't a very good chance I won't make the team next year I work everyday towards trying to make the team. I don't know what's wrong with me but I want to experience that bond or whatever with being on a team. I see the players of different teams together and I'm kinda jealous of the friendship they have. How can I get over all this??   As for guy friends I judge way too much. Like I can become friends easily with guys too but I'm so selective and it's not a good think. Like I'll try to become friends with people on sports teams or who I think are "cool". Someone told me to give everyone a chance so I'm doing that but any help would be appreciated for that too.   Also classes end in twoish weeks so I guess if I can make some kind of friends before the summer it would be great. Usually the past 17 summers of my life are the most depressing time of my life. My parents don't let me go out and I sit at home the whole day doing nothing and sometimes I just feel like crying. This summer I'm taking summer school and I've also told my parents im going to play basketball in the summer so it would be nice to finally hangout with people and not be so depressed. Honestly any sort of break or holiday is a nightmare for me. I think I need to socially interact with people or else I get really sad. I'm not the type of person that can sit around and be happy being alone.     My school campus is also pretty big like 80000 students and I don't live on campus which also sucks.     so added on:my parents havent exactly gotten better. theyre very religious so they get at the dumbest shizzle for me. i think about running away a lot but i literally dont have any money and i cant exactly take care of myself. plus they said some pretty hurtful things so im trying my best not to talk with them unless i have to have to.. (like the things they said were pretty sad i cant believe my parents would say that stuff) (they werent making fun of me but im not gonna say what they said)   i cant exactly leave the house whenever i want. like the other day i had an exam and i came home after and went to sleep cuz i slept 3 hours the night before. when i woke up i went to play ball for 2 hours and after i came home they yelled so much and stuff..   oh and they said i have to work in the summer (like i owe them) and my dad is like oh its my house u must listen to me.. that kinda makes me sad cuz i met someone on the ball team who said he would work with me over the summer and this is my best chance to get onto the team but idk now if i work playing ball the whole day is kind of hard. ok i gotta go take care guys

Aabid

Aabid

 

luck is not on my side

i am speaking to you from this wonderful device called a raspberry pi 3. this is because my amazing laptop of awesomeness has died. like fully rip. right when my exams are(i have a wikipedia article to finish by monday and my exams are in like 2-3wks with all the revision stuff being online). however, the pi has been a bit of a revelation, i spent like £56 incl delivery for a pi and a couple of extras and it's a fully functioning pc. amazing. sliver linings and all that.   i've been wanting to get back into runescape, and i feel that i've done everything i can in rs3, so i shall return back to OSRS. however, the pi isn't really the best for rs, and even with the 3, i expect like 15 fps, maybe 20 at a push.   life is starting to get serious, and its time for me to step up. no more partying.   speaking of partying, had a storming night on the previous weekend, absolute scenes.   hope you guys enjoy   conspicuous x

Conspicuous

Conspicuous

 

oh wow

My blog entires are so goddamn teenagery. I mean, I've known this for ever, being a teenager and all, but I was just looking through my latest entries and it seems like my writing and me haven't changed. At all. For cereal, if I was someone else, I'd never come into this blog, it's so cringe and, ugh. Girly. Having my main audience as (much) older guys makes it even stranger, and I question why people would want to read this garbage. Wait a second... o_O   You guys all know about the mid-life crisis, but I'm having a, like, start-of-adulthood crisis. I'm in my final year of teenagehood and I don't feel very grown up. I mean, I do and I don't at the same time. I have my own car, I pay for my fuel, uni fees, gym membership, just about everything except household bills and food that's in the house. 2 years ago, things were very different in that respect - I don't think I was paying for anything I listed above. Of course, being an adult isn't just about money and paying things, there's countless other variables that contribute to adultey-ness. One of which definitely NOT being the word 'adultey-ness' in your vocabulary.   My mum once pointed out that I'm treating our house like a hotel. With all expenses paid for by them. It's kind of sad, and it's also kind of true. I wake up, do my own thing (uni/gym/socialise/work/gaming/TV), which usually means disappearing from their world until dinner time. My parents are lovely people, they are, but I'm at the point where I don't want to talk to them every single day. It would be much more valuable to me to see them once a month rather than once a day, so that I can appreciate the little time we have together. I could move out - I have the money and independence to, but I don't think it's worth it right now. If I have to pay thousands and thousands more just so I don't see my parents every day, it's not worth it. Not now, anyway.   Oh yeah, GYM! I can't remember if I've written about this before, but I've been going consistently-ish for 7/8 months now. No 6-pack or bubble butt, but I've made a lot of progress, especially with my legs. My upper body is suffering though - it's so hard to gain fat there, let alone muscle. I've gained plenty of muscle on my lower half, but my arms are like toothpicks, and it's so hard to make progress on them. Believe me, I've tried a lot of different exercises for them, but nada. Lifting weights feels SO much better to me compared to cardio. I don't love it, but I like the results that come from it. I've been going 2 or 3 times a week, and splitting between upper and lower body days. I know it's good for me - gets me out of the house and makes me not feel like a complete sloth.   Anyways, back to the teenagery rant about teenagers. Boy I'm eloquent.   I'm still writing like a teenager, as I always have through the god-knows-howmany years I've had this blog running, and I'm going to be the big 2-0 next year. Does one year make all the difference between adulthood and teenagery? Hell no, there are 20-somethings that still act like they're 15. Can non-teenagers watch teenage films and read adult teen books? I think I would die if I wouldn't be able to. There's such a big world out there, and I've only got my toes wet.   Again, I'm not sure that the main message is here. I suppose there doesn't have to be one - I set the rules here in my blog :P . So, what do you guys think about my blog? Why do you like/hate it? Will I get out of my bumbling teenage talk anytime soon? (not likely :P )

Sofee

Sofee

 

Olympic Games stamps in Lumbridge

Do you know that Olympic Games are one of the most popular areas for topical stamp collectors? If you are interested you can buy Olympic Games stamps at https://stampuoso.co...c/olympic-games . Olympic philately" — the name of one of the subsections of a major area of thematic collecting of postage stamps and stamps "Sports in philately", when objects are philatelic materials, devoted to Olympic games, their history, Olympic symbols and rituals, the program of the games, the athletes and their sporting achievements, Olympic movement, or associated with them.   Olympic Games is a very popular theme among philatelists.

Allka

Allka

 

On Activity

While activity does seem to be slightly increasing, what with some of the old members returning for a nice nostalgic feel, it doesn't seem to be sustainable.   Sal or another forum admin should send out an email to every member, new or old, asking them to hop back on and maybe catch up or something. I don't know, something like that.   maybe include some information about NXT to get em back in to runescape

mikeyy

mikeyy

 

Men and women of Sal's (preferably women) I need your help

My best friend's birthday isn't too far and we'll be spending vacations together to celebrate. She's sweetheart of a person who has had a lot of awful luck in her life, always being unlucky with all kinds of problems and rarely ever has any any luck with her relationships. She became a bit of a loner because of this. For once I'd like her to get pampered and receive some of the attention and care I know she deserves, and as her best friend I decided it should be me doing something special for her. Basically I'm creating some sort of birthday package, which I'm almost done with. The last thing I'd like to add to it is something else neat and shiny, something more feminine to put it that way, to counterbalance the other nerdy things. And I thought about getting her a good and pretty watch. Honestly I'm awful with gifts for females, I never know what to buy. I think a watch is actually pretty cool though, and something she'd enjoy. I have awful taste though lol. I checked a couple on Ebay to have an idea of what I could buy, and I have my favourites, but I'd like to ask for the opinion of the females of Sal's (do we even have any left??) and the males who are in relationships and know their girlfriend's/wife's tastes and can give me a valuable insight on what females like in a watch. I've been checking this store - http://www.ebay.com/usr/watchstore2 So if you want to help give it a good look and pick your favourites, any advice is considered immensely valuable. You'll notice most if not all are in promotion, and something below 100€ (promotion, because the "real" prices of most amount to 200/300/400+) amount to would be the ideal. And no I'm not being cheap, the other parts of her present already amount to a considerable value. It doesn't even have to be the actual watch you pick, just pointing out one with a style you think a woman would like is already valuable help to me. Thanks in advance.   And no she's not my girlfriend and I don't like her that way. She's like a sister and I consider her family, and she feels the same way about me. So please nothing with a shizzleload of hearts and stuff like that. :P   I'm out of ideas where to ask for help because I can't use Facebook, or she'll find out about what I'm planning for her present in a heartbeat lol. She's far from stupid.

Micael Fatia

Micael Fatia

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