Possibly as yet another provision put in place by the chronologically superior group that has silenced and puppeteered the government into passing laws restricting the younger generation, Kyleigh’s Law (official document) was passed last year and will take effect on May 1, 2010, with its most outstanding provision being the $4 orange decal that will become mandatory as a “mark of shame” to be placed on the license plates of all drivers under the age of 21.
1) assist law enforcement in identifying an infraction;
2) will also help with the peer pressure of driving reckless[sic] and/or having more passengers than allowed;
3) with the car marked young drivers will know that they can be easily identified and will refrain from taking the risk
Proponents of the new measure claim that the it is “one of the most significant steps forward in teen driver safety”, remarking that not only does it allow officials to more easily identify potential law-breakers who may not be complying with the probationary license restrictions, but also (more…)
Upon visiting the allergist for an examination of seasonal allergies (that caused me to spend last year’s USAMO reacting to respiratory stress rather than writing down proofs), I was promptly diagnosed with “symptoms of mild asthma” and prescribed an excess of $400 in medicine for one month of use “to relieve breathing difficulties associated with asthma”, with a vague explanation as to what I am actually allergic to and a brief suggestion to use Claritin and other generic antihistamines. I never experienced any off-season difficulties resembling asthmatic episodes, so the expensive diagnosis struck me as a rather disproportionate treatment for a likely nonexistent ailment. (more…)
I was hanging around the CC AIME I thread when I noticed a topic titled “Scipio”. While initially repulsed by what appeared to be a misspelling of the astrological entity, I clicked on it anyways. Oh man was I in for a surprise when I clicked on it…
“So most of you probably have seen him around in CC. After all, he IS a SUPER moderator. Anyway, my (more…)
Just a quick poll to fill Monday’s blog post. Since Firefox and many other browsers allow multiple tabs to be opened on start, multiple choice is enabled. I am fairly certain that the options cover a vast majority of all browser homepages in use, but there always can be exceptions.
Blog? Dead? Nah. Apologies for the intermission, I just have not found any spare time to post on this blog in the last few days. Well, for the RSI applicants now panicking about whether or not you’ll be accepted, here’s a quick formula for your RSI application acceptance index. I haphazardly drafted it one day on College Confidential but decided that it is of sufficient value to be revised into a serious formula to give a rough measure of how likely you will be accepted. A low index is not necessarily an indicator of failure: this is, after all, for fun, and should not be taken as an absolute measure of your likelihood of acceptance :).
(The commercial nature of WordPress.com and its failure to provide me with FTP access means I can’t post an applet that’ll do the calculations for you. But hey, if you applied to RSI, you probably would not mind a bunch of arithmetic calculations :P.)
2010: China launches “Internet Regulation Project”, with slogan “Three days without beating and trouble will be brewing”.
2010: China expands keyword blacklist, Chinese character “档” and English alphabet “D” disappear from the internet. dangdang.com and douban.com are forced to relocate to filthynet and lotusroot.cn respectively.
June 2010: “Protect the Children” Project takes off in China, Children’s Day is promoted to a National Holiday and government announces stringent control of all information (more…)
Okay, so I failed to update my blog in the last three days. Sorry! (In my defense, I never promised a daily posting schedule. That TASP essay will have to wait, however.)
What I have learned over the last few days:
-German trains run like clockwork. In the sense of a rusted, mangled pile of unstable machinery less accurate than a sundial at midnight.
-Even though 1 Euro is approximately 1.6 USD, prices are actually 1.6 times more expensive in units of currency, meaning something worth $10 USD here is sold for something like $16 Euro on the other side of the Atlantic.
Excel is still dead, unfortunately, due to math league and various other necessary obligations. (Team tied with East Brunswick. Note to self: 120 * 720 does not equal 8640.) Meanwhile, entertain yourself with this short clip of Claytronics.
A sample TASP literary analysis essay will be up at around 9/10 P.M. EST tomorrow as an independent post. Screw it. LOL.