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  1. I found something I like. Ice Break and Potato chips! :p yiou get the point if your motivated to do that activity there is literally no willpower involved. I couldn't run 7kms without swearing at myself, but I could play 3 to 4 hours basketball to the point where my feet hurt and still come back for more.
  2. I find exercising alot easier as long as you enjoy it. For example I suck absolute balls at running/cycling/general cardio activities. But I can play basketball and I try play at least 5 times a week. My weight is 63KG at 168 cm which I assume is a good BMI (as I don't look that bad?) I eat whatever I like (which usually involves Maccas, KFC, HJ and other fast food outlets) I think its all about finding something you like. A friend struggled with her weight for a long time. She picked up dancing really enjoyed it and never looked back!
  3. I don't alot of people think that way (with the short skirt comment). Certainly it makes me physically more attracted to the girl. My problem is specifically associated with girls throwing themselves at guys when they are drunk and giving consent in a drunk mode and some how thats not counted as consent. If it flies that way for a girl then it should be rape for a guy who is drunk, throws himself at a girl (who is in control) and have sex. Females I think always take the higher ground in these situations. But alot of them especially the ones who are footballer groupies are the ones responsible. IT seems to me both parties should be responsible
  4. I don't really thinkg my problem is to do with the actual case in anyway shape or form. My question is more aimed at the ridiculous responses from both sides. Both male and females. Its like in everyone's mind its preconceived that the guy raped the girl cause she didn't give consent, or the girl is a slut and is in it for $$$ or guilt or regret. In no way do I condone that a girl doesn't have the right to refuse or withdraw. My key point is no one has a right to withdraw consent after the act. I think Spida's words and Keri Annes are aimed at this point. They are saying the girl is lying. Brett Stewarts case was a prime example of this (I'm not saying the girl is lying but he got off because she didn't have any solid evidence). Another high profile rape case that comes to mind is the Bulldogs and Kobe Bryant in the US. Kobe Bryant's case really strikes me because the girl got ALOT of cash out of it. I feel like the law is very easily set up where a girl can have sex with a bloke in a drunken state and then lie about it afterwards and its VERY hard by the sounds of it for the guy to get off. It also clouds the legitimate cases and develops these strong reactions. Blokes who think girls are sluts and feminist who think all guys are sexually charged pigs and must be in the wrong. Its amazing that people can't take it as is an investigation. The evidence is that a girl went home with a guy at 3am and had sex with bloke. Noone knows if there is consent and how the hell do you even prove that? Why do females get a free pass to say they didn't give consent just because they are drunk. I mean how can you even prove how drunk you are? If both people are equally drunk is it double rape? Thats what I'm trying to say. Please note more then likely the guy was consenting to sex. I'm not saying most guys are being raped. I'm saying if both people are drunk, consent is not obvious, why do females automatically assume the girl didn't give consent. Why do guys automatically assume the girl is a slut What happened to good old fashioned regrettable sex like Frizzl
  5. This whole Collingwood and Brett Stewart thing has really got me thinking. If there was ever a case where the guy was drunk, the girl was drunk, they went back to a house and had sex. Guy wakes up next day and goes oh CRAP i didn't say yes to her. Is it rape? What are the chances of him winning in court? Does he have to trot out a billion high profile witnesses like Brett Stewart did to prove its not his normal actions? IS male rape even possible in Australia by a female??? This whole situation seems to have brought out alot of females going its the players fault and alot of guys going its the chicks fault. Can it ever be that its both their fault for being blind drunk and out of control? I'd welcome Atomics thought on this subject. I realise in alot of situations it will be the male who ignored female consent but female consent seems to be so easy to prove according to both sides!!! Does Male Consent exist?
  6. Yeh I think I need to go out and audition some. Never thought how a Sub would also impact a system. Its just when approaching the review of speakers there is so little material to say my music is even suitable
  7. Hi all Something has been bugging me for a while. I've got what I consider a decent set up for a semi dabbler audiophile. I got like a Pair of Audioengine A2's and a Audioengine S8 Sub with a CIA Audio VPC3- Passive controller and a King Rex USB DAC UD-01 with power supply. I was looking around at upgrading my speakers and moving the whole lot upstairs for an airport express. But something just clicked for me. Whilst I surf the web and read reviews and how people rate music I realised this. Audiophiles in general seem to listen to a specific type of music be it hard rock, jazz, orchestral. High quality music seems to come from only these sources (by high quality i mean ALAC encoded at a minimum). Now I was thinking to myself: Is it worth it for me to upgrade my speakers at all? What discernable difference will it make if i listen to primarily contemporary R&B (think Usher, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keyes, Black Eye Peas) and hip hop (think Akon, Pitbull, 50 cent, Kanye West, Jay Z) with a bit of pop/rock splashed in (think Oasis, Linken Park, um Taylor Swift......) I mean will i really hear a difference? Alot of people comment on how the whole recording will come out with better speakers and alot of talk is on clarity and image of music. But alot of the reviews and user opinions comes from pretty specific music and I haven't once encountered an audiophile with my type of music taste. Is it even worth getting say, floorstanders from Monitor Audio to rock my room with based on my music?
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    Dont know anymore

    not sure if you still need it i sent $50
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    Dont know anymore

    hi if you fix the pay pal issue i have $50 waiting
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    MySchool's website hilarity

    Do you have a solution that doesn't involve more funding? If not, where will you take funding from? How will you devise a methodology worth rating teachers on? I don't have a specific scheme in mind. But I do know several things can be used. Have a performance based pay system.This can be based on a combination of student feedback, principal feedback, and academic results. Student feedback is not trustworth, for a variety of reasons. I know half the perfectly acceptable staff I had at my highschool would get poor feedback, because students were cunts. The principal was drunk, and the vice ran everything.Academic results marked and scaled against what? Academic results are not a mark of the strengths and weaknesses of any given school. They are the result of a number of afactors, school being a large one, but one of the less powerful/focused ones. Elaborate. What sort of transperency? What do you actually want to know, and why? This exists, for those parents who take the time, now. Parents who dont' take the time are a *REALLY* large part of the problem. How do you avoid personal issues? What makes the relationship between a principal and his staff worth more than than the teaching ability of any given teacher.Amend this to a council of elected teachers and I would consider it, but still likely be against it. I calll bullshit. Having gone to a Selective School myself, Caringbah High School, the ability of the teacher to impart knowledge was less important than our desire to learn. So, we go back, how do you rank a good teacher? What makes a good teacher? How do you define a good teacher, systematically, within a framework that has ignorant, unwilling and disabled kids, through the whole spectrum to self-taught, willing to learn, and high intelligent? There has to be something, I think all of yours are valid points and pretty much destroy my suggestions. But I'll tell you know I felt a huge difference when the teacher was good. This was particularly true for Economics, Japanese and English. You could tell when a teacher was CBF in english and couldn't really be bothered to teach you what the HSC was going to be testing on. Every time you put some sort of subjective analysis on teaching the union blows up. The fact of the matter is private school teachers are alot better and motivated teachers by and large. The only way I can see this is because they are not held under the draconian free for all same pay and same pay rise system the public system is
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    MySchool's website hilarity

    Do you have a solution that doesn't involve more funding? If not, where will you take funding from? How will you devise a methodology worth rating teachers on? I don't have a specific scheme in mind. But I do know several things can be used. Have a performance based pay system.This can be based on a combination of student feedback, principal feedback, and academic results. Have schools ranked by subjects as they are now because that identifies what strength and weaknesses the school has and try and address that. Have greater transperancy on the results of each individual grade because this has massive bearing on results in particular HSC results. Have a system of feedback where parents can ask why certain focuses within the school is poor. Make it easier for principals to select their teachers and thereby have a better control of how the quality of teaching in their school works. Teachers just have to be accountable, I know based on personal experience that a crap teacher and a good teacher could mean the class average for a mark in a certain subject could be as high as 5 marks. Which is a monumental amount if you think of how bands work in the HSC
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    MySchool's website hilarity

    Sad but true story - in my class last year I had an absolutely wonderful student. In the grand scheme of things, she was probably just above average, but in this particular cohort, she was streets ahead. When she told me she was moving to Perth, I was overjoyed, because I knew there was no way she would have the education she needed, and was capable of benefitting from, in my school. Unfortunately sometimes the best thing we can do for our students here is to get them out of this environment, away from unmotivated, undisciplined drifters, because if that's all you see as comparison, you get an inflated idea of your capacity. Being in a whole class of students like her would have been much better than being in my class. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, exactly as TinBane describes. Do you really believe that people don't know how much better selective schools perform? Do you really believe that people pay thousands of dollars in fees, and/or tens of thousands of dollars above normal market price for a house in the area, just because they like the school uniform? Have you somehow missed the comparisons of TEE results in the paper every year? Of course people know how good these schools are! Why are they dominated by certain demographics? These demographics are the same people who own their own businesses and work 12 hours a day 7 days a week - these students come from homes where commitment, discipline and hard work are highly valued by the parents, and hence encouraged in their children. As for performance rating of teachers - well, sadly, I agree with some of this. I work with some incredibly committed, experienced, caring teachers, and some absolute shockers - and we all get the same pay rise every year. Performance management seems to be a formality that good teachers take seriously and dodgy teachers fake just like they fake the rest of their job. However I don't agree that rating schools by their students' results in a standardised national test is the way to go, or that it should be seen as a reflection on the quality of the teachers. In effect, we are being held accountable for the culmination of all the factors TinBane mentioned - parents, home environment, community etc - when in reality we have very little control over the vast majority of those factors, factors which affect the student's education much more than the quality of a teacher they may only see twice a week (and that's a good attendance week). Ideally there would be a way to see the "value-added" by a certain teacher - but especially in high schools where there are so many teachers, this just isn't practicable in any meaningful, objective sense. I can see the difference I make in my students in a year, both in their skills/knowledge and in their personal development, but there is no realistic way to measure that from an outside perspective. I agree with the idea that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The fact of the matter is most people do better when they are challenged. By having a decent rating system on basics like numerics and reading we can see what school needs more investment and better teachers. A good teacher shouldn't mind what type of class and students they are teaching at. Thats what I think the whole system is about I mean right now you need to identify schools that DONT need money. Off the top of my head I can see a couple, the majority of the major private schools who are doing fine and clearly don't need additional resources. I think your badly wrong about selective schools. I went to a selective school (North Sydney Boys High School) graduating in 2003. The majority of my year group were caucasian who came from alot of places. Case in point I'm from the North West, I have friends who lived in Stratfield, Parramatta, Northshore, Lane Cove, Hurstville, Blacktown, and Cabramatta. Alot of the students in my grade had little or no tutoring and they simply got into my school based on merit. People have STOPPED trying to go for selective schools. Alot of people have stated (in this forum I've read it before too) that major private schools have percieved better EDUCATION and CULTURE. Surely this website will show how deluded these people are? I think your grossly mistaken if you think alot of people in selective schools are from decent homes where they value hard work, discipline and commitment. Alot of them only care about results and not the actual child. Such is the culture of many of the asian and sub continent students now a days. And yes the HSC results are published yearly, yet people still don't rate say Sydney Boys High School over Sydney Grammer. I agree with what you mean on a national means test, alot of the influences on education come from the outside. But I don't see any other way of developing accountability. If you consider the students in a private school their teachers are generally rated based on their teaching. There isn't such a thing in the public system. What about letting Principals choose their own teachers? There is no perceived rating system on teachers, that dictate their performance in their job. Granted I'm not saying your a bad teacher or that most teachers are bad. I've just seen so many teachers (and this is in a selective school) that really didn't have a clue how to teach. They needed a good kick up the ass like every other worker in this world. And this type of information needs to be transperant too. A parent has the right to know if they have a bad teacher for their kids. The response to the website has shown that parents are hungry for some kind of performance information be it fair or not. The teachers union has always opposed this information in any form. I'm just sick of the union in particular covering for bad teachers. IF teachers could be governed by merit the standard of education in this country would be so much better. My friend is currently a new student graduate. She has 0 motivation to teach well. Why does she? her pay rises are the same, and she has only one major career path upgrade and that is to go to a private school. I just see it, teachers need some accountability system and this is the best way the Government has come up with. The teachers don't have solutions just that its not fair and an excuse for an alternative. Why can't principals choose their own teachers then? Why can't you be graded by KPIs like everyone else in the world? Why do teachers in the system get such a free pass? What can a child do when they can clearly see that their teacher cannot be fked to teach quality? What can a parent do in this case? Yes you are probably right, the system is totally unfair. But the teachers union has NEVER come up with something just what they oppose
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    Superbowl XLIV

    ESPN coverage was quite awesome at the Pub. Seriously though NFL is pretty good. It definetly takes a ton more skill then rugby
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    MySchool's website hilarity

    Selective Schools should be at the top, they are meant to be there and it shows. The entire demographic of the majority of the selective schools are asian/sub continent descent. I think the MySchool's website highlights quite seriously how good these schools are and it really brings to question why the demographic of these schools are dominated by by these cultures. Its because simply most people didn't know this information previously and wouldn't push their kids into these schools. Most kids won't be able to go from underperforming schools. They are all area restricted and the only way to do it is to root up your current dig and move to a new suburb. This way parents can go back and ask why are some schools so horrible and the appropriate funding can be found. Look the fact of the matter is if you were at a job you get performance rated. I didn't leave school all that long ago but my input into my teachers and my parents input into my teachers were 0. If i got a crap teacher for yr 11 and y12 then i was screwed. Teachers are on second rate standards this at least gives some kind of accountability. I challenge anyone to give me a better way of rating teachers without them crying. Teachers have no accountability what so ever and that's from my personal experience. The best you could do as a parent or student was to change classes or just sit out the year studying by yourself.
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    Superbowl XLIV

    well Manning is a twat for throwing an interception
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