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There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:07:27


Darth Darth Binks
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Have you ever had a good grade, like an A or B, that was right on the line, when all of of a sudden a test swoops in and takes it away from you? This morning I had an A in physics. 7 hours later I am traumatized after seeing it be stoned to death, burned, and thrown into a pool of acid. This feeling is just the worst.

*plays Taps*
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:35:52


Lolicon love 
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nah because grades don't work that way here.
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:36:45


Dr. Stupid 
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Sorry about the pool of acid.
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:39:43


knyte 
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That's college for you.
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:47:28


Fan the Apostle
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And saying that linguistics are hard enough even before your test is burned , stoned and dumped into a pool of acid
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 20:57:05

Luna {TJC}
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What level of linguistics are you doing fan? And what sort of jobs are in it.
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 21:58:49


Cata Cauda 
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You have a pool of acid?

#PerfectCrime
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 22:08:18


knyte 
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Eh, introductory linguistics is pretty easy once you get past the phonetics part (especially if you're having to work with all IPA symbols rather than just the ones for whatever standard dialect dominates your region). It's basically knowledge-and-recall and very straightforward/algorithmic analysis once you get into semantics and structure. Can't speak about higher-level stuff- obviously, things like NLP and computational linguistics are very, very hard- but I'm curious as to which linguistics program you're doing.
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 22:12:40


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Curious about the job market for linguists. I have a friend at UChicago doing linguistics, but literally have no idea what kind of job she's looking to get with it. I guess there's a market for analytical linguistics though...
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 22:19:48


knyte 
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Natural Language Processing is pretty big (think Siri/Amazon Echo/etc. but on a more theoretical level- how are we able to even parse these acoustic signals into human-readable language? How are we able to automatically/algorithmically extract meaning from human-readable language? These are hard problems.) but beyond that I'm also curious.

Edited 1/21/2016 22:20:11
There goes my grade.: 1/21/2016 23:45:56


Darth Darth Binks
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Learn Farsi.
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 00:02:58


Thomas 633
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Unless you outright fail you shouldn't lose more than one grade. Oh yeah, teachers pop quiz over there... sorry bro.
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 00:08:19


DomCobb
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"There goes my grade."
That's what McDonald's said when they got their meat supply.
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 06:04:07


Genghis 
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That's what every restaurant chain said after 2000
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 18:10:52


Lucarr10
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what is this grade thing with letters, the last I heard they were using numbers, so confusing
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 18:53:18


knyte 
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You categorize grades by letter, with A usually meaning "great," B "decent", C "passing", D "meh" (although sometimes it's passing as well), and F "fail gg rekt." It's a useful system because curving is more trivial- instead of generating an algorithm to make grades comparable between different courses, you can simply change the ranges for each letter category.
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 22:51:00


Darth Darth Binks
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I didn't take that test. That test took me. And now I have my English teacher telling me I suck at translating poems (I thought only the poet knows the meaning of his/her poem, but I guess English teachers are gods on Earth) and now I have a B in English, too!
There goes my grade.: 1/22/2016 22:52:34


Darth Darth Binks
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WChTqYlDjtI

Day is done, gone the sun
from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.
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