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Highschool Results

Posted 12-18-2013 at 03:53 PM by Phylum
Updated 01-15-2014 at 03:15 PM by Phylum
So I got my results from the last 2 years today.

I have an ATAR of 88.6

Basically that meas I could get into a majority of courses that aren't medicine, law at a good uni, or super-specialised engineering. ATARs are out of 99.95, and anything into the 80s is better than most people.

Given my year I didn't really know what to expect. I knew I'd done fairly well in all of my subjects, but I was a little bit surprised to see only As and Bs. In the last...
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Posted 12-15-2013 at 04:24 AM by Phylum
Updated 01-15-2014 at 03:15 PM by Phylum
I got back from 3 weeks in Europe on Friday. We had a 43 hour journey home from Rome -> Helsinki -> Hong Kong -> Melbourne -> Adelaide, complete with one 8 hour stopover and 2 4 hour stopovers.

Basically, we did lots of cool shit. I got to see Prague which was amazing. Easily the most beautiful place in the trip. I explored the island of Venice for 3 hours with 2 friends, including a hot chocolate stop. I ate pizza, pasta and gelati in Italy. I bought a cheap pocket watch and Converses...
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3:09 am

Posted 11-21-2013 at 07:43 AM by Phylum
Updated 01-15-2014 at 03:16 PM by Phylum
I have to be at the airport in 1 hour 20 minutes. I'm going to China and Europe!

We have a choir touring over there. We spend 5 days in Shanghai, 5 in Berlin, 2 in Prauge, 3 or 4 in Rome and with a few smaller stops in between. Overall it's 22 days from now, the 22nd, to when we touch back on the 13th.

Seriously keen as a bean for this. I'll post more details as they come, but right now I have a few things to do. Just waiting for mum to get out the shower so that...
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Congratulations Nate!

Posted 07-01-2013 at 08:00 PM by Phylum
Updated 07-02-2013 at 01:19 AM by Phylum

Palindromic numbers are the coolest numbers.

e: I was going to leave the typo so that Varrok's post had context, but it was so bad that I couldn't ignore it.
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Posted 06-13-2013 at 11:41 PM by Phylum
In case anyone missed the memo, there's a bit of interest brewing in OddChat again. Chrome won't let you use it because of Java security holes, but you can get on with Firefox.

I will probably be on for most of the next 4 hours at least, and also around that time every night for the foreseeable future. Come say "hi"!
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Faux Pas

Posted 05-04-2013 at 01:42 AM by Phylum
I had my school formal last night. It was fantastic. Most of the photos are still filtering through, but I figure I should write it up now while it's all fresh in my mind.

First and foremost, I took a girl to the formal with me. We only decided to go together at the last minute because neither of us had a date, but I'm glad I can say I went with someone.

I should also talk about how fantastic my suit was. I managed to find a second hand, 3 button Italian suit for $40...
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Posted 01-04-2013 at 11:15 PM by Phylum
I mean Python. This is a code question so basic that it doesn't deserve a thread.

I'm writing a Python script to generate the number of distinct outcomes for the board-game Pentago, which most of you have probably never heard of. Long story short, I need to find this:

f(x) = ax + x * f(x - 1)

When x = 36 and a = 8.

I made it work, but now I'm rewriting it to be a bit more open ended so that I can plug in different sized boards.
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Posted 02-23-2012 at 09:12 PM by Phylum
Updated 08-11-2012 at 05:29 AM by Phylum
I'm back. I told you.

I was going to post something witty and include a casual "I'm back" message at the end, but I didn't want to derail any threads.

I really struggled to stay away. The number of times that I almost opened this page from sheer habit in the first week was eye-opening. I'm not going to be hanging around here anywhere near as much as I was before.

I read the comments on my leaving blog a minute ago. I love you guys <3

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England update

Posted 07-06-2011 at 01:34 PM by Phylum
Updated 08-11-2012 at 05:27 AM by Phylum
I'm currently in England and loving it.

The flight over was hell. I slept for 4 hours during a 23 hour flight. The seats were uncomfortable and I had no leg room. I relied on movies and tv shows to pass time. I saw Norwich as we were touching down. Did you see me waving, Will?

We're staying with relatives in London right now. It's a lovely area. The houses are charming and there are local shops just around the corner.

The amount of independent shops I've...
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Posted 06-26-2011 at 03:55 AM by Phylum
Updated 08-11-2012 at 05:27 AM by Phylum
I'm going to be flying out to England a week from today.

Our plane leaves on the 3rd at 11am and we arrive in London at 6am the same day. I'm going to be jet-lagged as fuck. I'm really not looking forward to that part. Other than that, it all sounds as if it will be really good.

We're mainly going over there to visit family. We're also going to head over to see Stonehenge, visit Bath, go to a castle with a maze (my dad and I have always wanted to go in a huge maze,...
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