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    School Uniform

    Most schools in the UK, Australia and many other countries require students to wear a school uniform, whilst in places such as the USA school uniforms are much less common. It is believed by many educators and sociology experts that students who wear school uniforms perform better academically in school and that school uniform encourages students to take a more serious approach to their studies, as well as promoting good discipline, although opponents insist that there is no credible evidence for this. It has been reported that school uniforms also decrease violence caused by tension over fashionable clothes. Furthermore, school uniform could prevent students from being judged according to what they wear by other students and teachers. School uniforms also prevent both the wearing of clothes seen as inappropriate and the supposed distraction from learning. School uniforms are often a lot less expensive compared to many other clothes, especially designer clothing. However, this is not always the case as if a school enforced a more expensive uniform, for example blazers, it would be a lot cheaper to go to a cheap store and buy a jacket or jumper for perhaps half the price. One of the most commonly suggested arguments against school uniform is that it suppresses one's individuality, creativity and self-expression and forces students to conform. On the other hand, school uniforms stress that individuality and self-expression are not determined by designer clothing or the latest fashion fad, but by one's ideas, opinions and actions. Should students be required to wear a school uniform? My opinion is that students should not be forced to wear school uniform; if they don't get judged because of the clothes they wear, they will undoubtedly be judged one way or another, be it hair, jewellery, etcetera. Thus, I see no point in attempting to silence students' freedom of expression. Let's debate.
  2. The Road to 99 Construction After 8 years of playing RuneScape on three different accounts, I finally decided it was time to knuckle down and go for my first 99! I'm going to be aiming for 99 construction, as it's been my favourite skill since it came out a few years ago. As of starting this skill log, my construction level is 63; I will add an entry here every time I level up. I will be training by building mahogany tables and using a butler to transport planks to save time. Hopefully I won't go too crazy - wish me luck! P.S. Feel free to add me in-game if you haven't already: Sarawrrius 29/08/13 64 Construction 65 Construction 66 Construction 67 Construction 68 Construction 69 Construction 70 Construction 31/08/13 71 Construction 01/09/13 72 Construction 73 Construction 74 Construction 75 Construction 06/09/13 76 Construction 77 Construction 10/09/13 78 Construction 18/09/13 79 Construction 22/09/13 80 Construction 24/09/13 81 Construction 29/09/13 82 Construction 01/10/13 83 Construction 84 Construction 02/10/13 85 Construction 03/10/13 86 Construction 04/10/13 87 Construction 05/10/13 88 Construction 07/10/13 89 Construction 09/10/13 90 Construction 11/10/13 91 Construction 13/10/13 92 Construction 14/10/13 93 Construction 17/10/13 94 Construction 18/10/13 95 Construction 21/10/13 96 Construction 24/10/13 97 Construction 27/10/13 98 Construction
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    Connecting PS2 to Monitor

    Yeah, it's VGA. I've connected the audio separately in the 3.5mm jack now and it's working great. Thanks so much for your help! <3
  4. I am looking into how to connect my PlayStation 2 to my monitor, as I don't own a television. My monitor supports HDMI, VGA and DVI. I searched and found another topic about this which recommended a scart to VGA cable, but according to many of the reviews on Amazon these cables do not work with modern monitors as the signal needs to be converted. After doing a little more research, I found this. Now this looks like it should be what I need to connect my PS2 to my monitor, but I am a bit apphrehensive to fork out for it, as there aren't any reviews from anyone who has used it with a PS2. Would anyone here who knows more about this be able to shed some light on the matter? Cheers.
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    Connecting PS2 to Monitor

    Turned out it was an issue with the PS2 - I had to use the yellow cable to get a display and then change the system settings on the PS2 to output Y Cb/Pb Cr/Pr instead of RGB, then switch back to the green, blue and red cables. :P Now I just have to figure out why there's no audio. Interestingly enough, I can get audio my plugging my headset into the converter box, but can't get anything out of my monitor (it's turned up to 100% lol).
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    Connecting PS2 to Monitor

    I ended up buying the converter box, but it doesn't seem to be working. :( When I put the cables in the correct place (green, blue, red) and (red, white), I get "no signal" on my monitor. However, if I put the yellow wire in the green slot I get video but it's just the wrong colour. Any idea what I could be wrong here?
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    Cheers :) and 93! EDIT: Finally hit 98! Just over 1m xp to go!
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    A little while ago actually, I just hit 92. :P The aim is to get 99 ready by the end of the month so I can level it up at RuneFest!
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    A combination of the money I've already made and some help from a friend. :) Yeah, I've been putting all my pendants, lamps and bonus XP into construction. Level 82!
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    I've been making mahogany tables. Also, w00t, level 80! :)
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    Good luck on 74 Micael. Cheers for the support guys!
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    Sarah's First 99: Construction!

    Thanks iukozade. :)
  13. Hi, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience or advice concerning websites for building custom PCs? My laptop is reaching the end of its days, so I want to invest in a new PC but I have no idea if some websites are better to use than others, although I've heard that some can have awful customer service. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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    Do you have a job?

    Are you currently working? I work in IT testing software. What do you like/dislike about your job? I love the variety in the work I do, relaxed working environment, getting to meet loads of great people, lots of free stuff, rewarding outcomes, people higher up in the company listen to and implement ideas from everyone. I dislike the fact it's only an internship, so I have to leave soon. :P What previous jobs/careers have you had? Independent sales representative for AVON. What job/career would you realistically like to have? Ideally, I'd like to go back to this job after finishing university.
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    jobby job

    People always say that getting paid to play video games isn't as fun as you'd expect. Spoiler alert: It IS that fun.
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    jobby job

    I don't know haha. I guess I must have interviewed well? That's part of it yeah. But if I didn't enjoy the game so much, it would probably be boring.
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    jobby job

    Testing. Different studios probably do things in different ways and I can only speak for myself, but I find it really enjoyable. :)
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    HEX TCG

    I checked out the Kickstarter video for Hex and it's obvious how passionate the guy behind it all is about it. I hope it will live up to the expectations of everyone who's pledged money towards it. I'm a fan of online CCGs, but I haven't really seen enough to gauge whether or not it's my kind of thing. If it's free-to-play, I'll probably try it out when it gets released.
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    Internship

    I've got an interview for an internship! It's pretty exciting, although I have no idea how many people with more experience could have applied. The internship is mainly quality assurance and would be amazing experience for the future. Unfortunately, my lease in Cambridge has run out, so I'd have to commute there from my home town if I did get it, but it's paid work so it would be more than worth it even if I were to just break even on the train/bus fares.
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    Internship

    Thanks, I'm kinda nervous :<
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    Having a Best Friend

    I have come to realise I need a best friend at university. By a 'best friend' I mean someone I can confide in and tell them my personal problems in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I've always had someone like that in my life until I moved. I've lived here about six months now and I've met so many people and I'm now good friends with some of them. But there's nobody that I feel close enough with or that I can trust enough with this kind of thing. I do need somebody to talk to, to vent my problems to. The only person I've been able to talk to is my boyfriend. But then what if problems arise with the two of us. Who do I talk to then? What if the problem concerns the two of us and I need an outside perspective? It's difficult having a lot of thoughts and feelings bottled up and talking to myself makes it worse (also I feel like I'm a bit crazy). It's not the kind of thing I can speak bout with my family either. Not really sure why I made this post, just needed to get some things off my chest and it's unlikely anyone IRL will read this.
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    How do you drink your coffee?

    inb4 i take it black like my men Black with no sugar, although I don't drink coffee much.
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    E-Cigarette

    I want to buy a refillable e-cigarette, but I have no idea which brand to choose. There are so many! :( Has anyone here used them before and have any recommendations for good brands?
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    E-Cigarette

    I'll start looking for a job tomorrow
  25. I hope you do well, obviously, but I find there is such a huge oversaturation of let's-plays on YouTube. There are so many videos out there and people only have a limited amount of time to watch so many, so strive to make your videos worth their time. :) Also it seems good quality equipment and a charismatic personality help; I think a lot of people watch let's plays for the person speaking, rather than the gameplay. I only watch one LPer and that's Jesse Cox, because I find his personality really funny.
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