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Old 2018-06-16, 01:05   #45
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Turns out that I didn't do too well on a few of the exams. My report card shows 3 Fs
Can you tell us some more about how this happened? It might make a difference in suggestions on the college thread.
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Old 2018-06-16, 01:55   #46
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Can you tell us some more about how this happened? It might make a difference in suggestions on the college thread.
Mostly me not being ready for the workload that I needed to keep up with and being irresponsible in general. All of the schoolwork I've done before ASMSA was toddler's play that I could do in my sleep, so I got very little done when I went somewhere that actually had real standards. I'm also used to finals (and tests in general) being pretty easy, so I didn't study nearly as well as I should have. All of that is why I'm now working on my study habits and note-taking, the results of which I am posting in the "Learning Haskell" thread (which has currently derailed into "Learning Linux" because Haskell is hard).

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Old 2018-06-16, 07:27   #47
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All of the schoolwork I've done before ASMSA was toddler's play that I could do in my sleep...
I think many students experience this shock during their first year at college, so it will be an advantage for you to have dealt with it now!
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Old 2018-06-16, 23:32   #48
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I think many students experience this shock during their first year at college, so it will be an advantage for you to have dealt with it now!
I'd guess so!

First is a little garden in the Vatican, early in the tour of it's museum.

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A very long hall of tapestries, mostly ancient maps and depictions of Bible events.

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Yet another landmark I really should know the name of, this was an enormous fountain in Florence Rome.

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Edit: Google kept trying to tell me about the Fountain of Neptune, but it's Trevi Fountain! It's one of Rome's oldest water sources, and you're supposed to throw coins in it; one means you'll return to Rome, two means you'll find new romance, and three means you'll get married

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Old 2018-06-17, 08:45   #49
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So what did you enjoy most on your trip - apart from the food?
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Old 2018-06-17, 14:17   #50
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So what did you enjoy most on your trip - apart from the food?
Darn, the food was really good!

I'd say Capri was the best destination. I really like cliffs near the sea, like the White Cliffs of Dover and that sort of thing, so the cliffs at Capri, in addition to everything on the island itself, were really cool.

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Old 2018-06-18, 08:11   #51
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I really like cliffs near the sea, like the White Cliffs of Dover and that sort of thing, so the cliffs at Capri, in addition to everything on the island itself, were really cool.
I guess the nearest sea to where you live is the Gulf of Mexico, and the land there is so low that there probably aren't any cliffs. It's the same here in the Netherlands.
Next time you come to Europe, you could try visiting the island of Santorini.
It's a massive old volcano with part of the rim below sea level, so ships sail into the central hole and then you can walk up the cliff to the town at the top.
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Old 2018-06-18, 12:20   #52
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I guess the nearest sea to where you live is the Gulf of Mexico, and the land there is so low that there probably aren't any cliffs. It's the same here in the Netherlands.
Next time you come to Europe, you could try visiting the island of Santorini.
It's a massive old volcano with part of the rim below sea level, so ships sail into the central hole and then you can walk up the cliff to the town at the top.
Yep, Greece is pretty cool. A lot of European countries would be really cool to visit; Switzerland and the Swiss Alps are beautiful, but the Netherlands look nice too. Some places like Giethoorn are just

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Naples from a different view

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A tunnel from above, still in Naples

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Some shops and construction at the pier in Naples

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Random cliff in Capri

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Old 2018-06-19, 08:28   #53
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Cool photos!
On the left in your first picture, the land curves away towards Baiae which was a Roman seaside resort.
As volcanic activity has altered the landscape over the past 2000 years, part of the Roman town is now underwater, and you can dive down and see ancient streets and statues under the sea.
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Cool photos!
On the left in your first picture, the land curves away towards Baiae which was a Roman seaside resort.
As volcanic activity has altered the landscape over the past 2000 years, part of the Roman town is now underwater, and you can dive down and see ancient streets and statues under the sea.
Sounds neat! Underwater ruins are definitely pretty cool, especially if they're in shallow water.

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Some contemporary statue at Pompeii, added within the last 10 years or so

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The boat we took to Capri, with some mountains in the background

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Alternative view of Il Duomo, near the Baptistery of Saint John

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A close-up of a side of Il Duomo. You can discern between the 3 colors of marble used for decoration

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Casa Malaparte on Capri

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And it seems that I'm a bit dumb; just about every picture I said was from Naples was actually Sorrento...

I don't really remember what we did in Naples, if anything. Sorrento is the place where we stayed and went to Capri from, then we went from Capri to Naples and directly to Rome from there...
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Old 2018-06-21, 07:58   #55
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Your pictures of the Duomo clearly show that Italian architects like to put triangles over windows and doors.
Even if they are designing a church organ, they immediately put a triangle above the pipes!
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