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  1. ∫ Jorge δx

    The moment After IB exams....

    The day after French papers 1 & 2, a good bunch of us IBers and Certificate people got together at the beach and burned all the notes from classes we hated. Had an awesome bonfire. And then there were pictures on Facebook.
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    Ban the person above you

    Banned because I bought a lot of stuff on discount off Steam, but Internet is so slow I'm still downloading it.
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    The Change One Letter Game

    Grape gape gap rap raw row crow cow caw cat scat seat heat beat beast yeast yeas year rear near sear smear swear sweat sweet sweep weep wep web wet yet yen yes yews Jews pews peas seas sets bets pets jets nets lets less mess fess fest feast beast yeast least last past part park perk pork work wok wonk conk coak cork cord core bore bare dare ware wore word ward bard yard hard card car cor cot coat boat boar bear beard heard herd herb her herd head had hard card cord cork dork dark dart fart fat fad dad dads pads pats pass piss kiss hiss his sis sir sit bit bits hits sh.its ships skips slips lips flips flits flirts tits tots toes hoes does woes wees weed seed seer sheer cheer cheery cheeky cheek check chuck huck luck lock lack mack back bark berk jerk perk peak beak beam team term berm berg beg bet best rest test nest west went want wand wend wind wine wife life lift left cleft clef clefs chefs chess chest crest crept crepe crede trede trade trace truce true drue drug drag brag bag bad bed beg bet but bus bug hug mug mud mad mat math bath bat ban ben bend band bind mind mink monk monks honks hooks books book hook hood hoof hoop loop look cook cool coal goal
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    BOOK's Question: Harris Publications OR Pearson Baccalaureate

    I had the H&H and the Ibid Press books. As previously said, the H&H books are pretty much no good as exam preparation. I suggest that if you have access to question banks, use those together with the Pearson and if you can get your hands on it, the Ibid book. Remember: Ibid is the IB books' way of saying "WIN!"
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    What Grade Did You Get for Your EE?

    I got a B on my History EE on the consolidation of Stalin's power and the great purges of the 1930's. I had a predicted A, goddammit.
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    IB Results May 2011 Thread

    Well, here goes... English A1 HL 5 French AB. SL 7 History HL 6 ITGS SL 5 Physics SL 6 Mathematics HL 4 History EE B Theory of Knowledge B Total: 35. Well, that was a flop. Especially Math.
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    Ban the person above you

    Banned because I hate bureaucracy
  8. ∫ Jorge δx

    Ban the person above you

    Banned because I only get my real grades in 4 hours.
  9. ∫ Jorge δx

    Does God exist?

    I actually ended up writing a whole essay on this for someone religious, so I'll put a handful of my points right here. I personally believe that organized religion is merely one of the many axes of power in society; it is one of the many institutions of power that not only seeks control over the masses physically, but too at a mental and spiritual level. They are there to homogenize faith and at least originally were there to shape the morality of society. However, at this point in time, I believe religious organizations to be obsolete for we really do not need them - as faith is an individual decision on how to have a relationship with the divine, and morality may be reached through the following of secular codes of law. Despite my outright rejection of organized religion, I do believe in order and morality because it maintains society as we know it running. People need to fear something so that they act “civilized” and don’t break the established norms – hence we have the idea that sinners go to hell, to create the necessary fear in the divine. However, as I have already mentioned, I believe that with the knowledge that we have obtained at this point, with the existing status quo and with the existing systems of rule, one can reach a state of morality without being religious, but rather, with a pinch of common sense. Maybe I have too much faith in human beings for saying this… But based on the way even the most anti-religious parents raise their children and what the most secular law codes say in terms of crime and punishment, it would only make sense to follow society’s behavioral norms not to be swallowed up and destroyed by the society in question. On the other hand, I do not believe that faith is obsolete. It is the one thing that is eternal among human beings throughout history; as beings able of cognitive reasoning, we search for our own purpose, in an almost philosophical fashion, not to mention all these other things such as our own creation. I believe there is a sort of faith when we’re looking at science – it explains our creation in a way more feasible and believable than any myth ever created. It too could be a myth, but it is a myth I choose to believe in. Faith may or may not be similar to the ideas given by religious cults; I strongly believe that one's relationship with the divine should be a personal interaction. One should be able to pray in whatever way one wishes, to whatever one chooses to call their own interpretation of a greater power. One may not call the greater power “God” or “Allah” or anything of the sort, but who are we to judge this person's beliefs and thought? We are not in this person's head, what the hell do we care about what he thinks? But we do, simply because humans naturally desire to exert a certain form of power over others – I do it all the time by attempting to have others accept my philosophies and thought, and so do religious preachers, politicians and artists. They simply exert power upon individuals in different areas of society and thought. With that said, I admit that in different areas of thought I bow down to different axes of power. When it comes to believing in a creator or creation, I personally like to give my submission to Charles Darwin and the physicists that theorized the idea of the Big Bang rather than the idea of Adam and Eve in a universal cosmic garden. I do at times like to think that the whole idea of the book of Genesis, and pretty much every other religious text to contain large numbers of metaphors that can be interpreted as the current thoughts advocated by scientists (However, many people in religious studies would disagree for applying ideas of my contemporaries unto texts that are between 4000 and 1400 years old to interpret them, and this to some extent applies to the interpretations of the Qur’an predicting scientific discoveries of the 20th Century). But there are things that cannot be explained by science, and I'm aware of that. But I don't believe that faith in unproven myths (which could later be proven... somehow...) holds the answer to unexplainable phenomena. Ok, sure, there's only so much that science can explain through the theory of the Big Bang... So what created that extremely dense “thing” (for a lack of a better term to define the primordial object from which all matter came from) is something obscure to me – I quite honestly don't know. The thing is I believe that it was not necessarily created by a “someone” or “something”- such an idea exists only because as humans we require to believe in a beginning and an end. It's logical if it has a beginning and an end, we perceive that there is such a thing as passing of time – it makes sense. But... It doesn't necessarily mean that it has to fit the bounds of human reason. There are things that are beyond our understanding that we know are there (that we hence label as God and whatnot), so who says the universe is supposed to make sense? Was the universe created (assuming there was such a thing as creation) such that we understand it and that it fits the bounds of our reason? I don’t think so; but we do shape our perception of the universe for us to understand it. The human mind has amazing capabilities, such as abstract thought, but it too has its limits. However, due to the structure in which I perceive the universe around me (because that is really the only way I have any contact with it), I assume the universe as we know it has a beginning and will at some point reach an end. And not just because of the structure, but because the other interpretation involving making no sense whatsoever is just way too complex for me (or anyone for that matter) to fathom. But then again, a "beginning" is merely a point of reference... There may be multiple beginnings - hey, for all I care, there may have been a universe just like this one that contracted into the previously mentioned "thing" and then decided to expand again to later contract and continue in this cycle eternally.
  10. ∫ Jorge δx

    Ban the person above you

    Banned for questioning the nature of the game.
  11. ∫ Jorge δx

    Ban the person above you

    Banned for being inspired
  12. ∫ Jorge δx

    Ban the person above you

    Banned because you're not
  13. ∫ Jorge δx

    Ban the person above you

    Banned because I feel like it.
  14. ∫ Jorge δx

    Awesome Music

    I like Russian music - like old 80's and early 90's Russian Rock/Pop (I was brought up with it); and I like Oprhaned Land, their stuff is mostly in English, but there's songs in Hebrew and Arabic too. And speaking of those two languages, I also enjoy Idan Raichel's project. And for those that dig extinct languages, I suggest them to check out Eluveitie's "Evocation I - the Arcane Dominion" - the whole album is in Gaulish.
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    IB Class of 2013: advice, expectations?

    A few things to remember: As previously mentioned, have a good hobbie. If it's good enough, it could count towards your CAS hours in either creativity or action. PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS! - seriously, this is the key to success in both IB and education in general For texts in history and other humanities (minus A1 and A2/B/AB languages) learn tactics to read faster and highlight material - don't forget that highlighters and stickies are gonna be your friends here Be open to new opinions and ways of approaching stuff in general - you'll find it useful in ToK Nobody ever listens to this one, but I'll say it anyway - stop whining about work and just do it! Have a good relationship with your teacher, it'll make classes so much more enjoyable (and add them on Facebook to stalk them after your IB career is over)

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