Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 145
  1. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    jamaica queens nyc
    My Bikes
    standard sta-r ox mark4
    Posts
    1,734
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i've never heard of getting left back in the 9th grade. my friend failed a few classes so he now is in both freshman and sophmore classes

  2. #27
    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    I live in a small town
    My Bikes
    2004 Specialized Allez
    Posts
    973
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    i've never heard of getting left back in the 9th grade. my friend failed a few classes so he now is in both freshman and sophmore classes
    yeah they dont hold you back at the highschool level...its simple..you either have enough credits to gradutate after 4 years, or you dont. If you fail classes, thats what summer/night/ school is for.
    You can never be too Specialized
    Click here if any of the following apply to you:
    1 You dont like Specialized, 2 You drive a SUV, 3 Your name is George Bush

  3. #28
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ChAnMaN
    what in sam hill is cold plasma?
    You can basically heat something up hot enough to provide it with the kick needed to strip the electrons off the vapor or do it electrically.
    So the plasma forms, gets charged up, and is propelled towards your target, which in my case, happened to be coins, where the charge dissipates and the gold gets left behind at room temperature. Quite a shock to people when you pay with gold currency, nickels, dimes and quarters.

    We had one of these: https://secure.2spi.com/catalog/inst...sputter1.shtml
    We had the one without the carbon coating controller.

    It was quite romantic sitting there in the dark with a girl, listening to bootlegged music, and watching the purple glow from the plasma. I don't think she ever talked to me after that one...

  4. #29
    Senior Member KevinmH9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    New Hampshire
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix
    Posts
    352
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you obiviously won't be screwed overall, the high school doesn't want you to fail and not do well, though they willl try everything in their power to make sure you do well. Take oppertunitys of summer classes, I don't understand why your mother wouldn't let you take them I mean your future is at stake and you don't need to be at high school for more than 4 years.

  5. #30
    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    I live in a small town
    My Bikes
    2004 Specialized Allez
    Posts
    973
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that would be cool......this is the kinda thread thats moving fast enought that it would be better done in a chat room. wasnt there supposed to be a bikeforums chat room at one point?
    You can never be too Specialized
    Click here if any of the following apply to you:
    1 You dont like Specialized, 2 You drive a SUV, 3 Your name is George Bush

  6. #31
    No Rocket Surgeon eubi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Corona and S. El Monte, CA
    My Bikes
    Cannondale D600, Dahon Speed T7
    Posts
    1,648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MetalHead, I don't know if you'll read this, but you may be a candidate for special education. I'm not joking. It's obvious something isn't working, if you are getting all F's and say you are trying.

    It doen't mean you have to ride the short bus. It's not a stigma. A LOT of students are in special education or Resource (you take regular classes but have extra help).

    My wife teaches special ed. One of my sons is in special ed, but you'd never know it by talking to him. You'd think he was in AP classes. He has a lot of difficulty writing. Without extra help he would probably get all F's too.

    Talk to your counselor and parents and get tested. You may have a learning disability that is easy to accomodate with a modified program.

    I may get some flack from some people that see special ed as a waste of time and money, but what do you want? A person thrown into the scrap heap, or invest a bit of extra time and get a productive citizen? Many of my wife's pupils have overcome their learning handicaps and have gone on earn a college degree.

  7. #32
    ... thelung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    hell
    My Bikes
    some piece of s h i t
    Posts
    750
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    drop out when you turn 16 and become a bike messenger

  8. #33
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MetalHead90
    Pff...homework....*shudders* look dude, when I go home I don't go there to be bugged with work I go there to kick back and relax and ride. And no I have never pissed off any administration...I think...and to awnser you question I pass about all my tests and turn in abotu all my projects but I seldom do homework. Now if you ask me that is some damn good effort for a master procastinator.

    THat's the issue...if you don't do all your homeeork, you HAVE to pass ALL your tests.

    I got by on a C average without ever taking a book home that way, I aced the tests and got what homework I could done in study hall. If I actually cared, i possibly could have made a run for valedictorian (especially since I know my state achievement test scores were higher than theirs), but I really just didn't care.

    Downside is it bit me in the butt come time for college...nobody who was accredited would take me...talk about a raw deal.

  9. #34
    cxmagazine dot com pitboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Titus road, Fort CX
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you reap what you sow.
    the school systems may not be the best, so sometimes you need to look outside what they offer for assistance in bolstering your education. If you don't care about helping yourself, then you face the consequences. I find it hard to believe that a school would persecute one student so mercilessly. Easy enough.
    As far as NCLB, get real. That is all about funding - not educating - when it really comes down to it. CEO's are new the new school leaders when NCLB privatizes schools. Educators? What are those? We can just have Managers and other corporate structures forced into the realm of education.
    This country is slowly slipping away when it comes to educational structure and the responsibility of a nation when it comes to its children. But this is nothing new. I am only seeing it at this depth for the first time. Disheartening...
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

  10. #35
    |+|+|+|+|+|+| * jack *'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Durham, NC
    My Bikes
    more, please.
    Posts
    1,515
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MetalHead90, I have nothing to say other than
    that sucks and I feel sorry for you.

  11. #36
    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Irving Heritage District
    My Bikes
    7-Eleven Eddy Merckx, Vitus Futural, Catamount FRS, Colnago SL, SS MTB
    Posts
    1,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do your homework. It's part of your grade. Your teachers should have explained how your grade is determined at the beginning of the semester. It sounds like acing the tests and special projects isn't enough to pass the class.
    198? Colnago Super (Campy Record) | 1989 Eddy Merckx 7-Eleven Team Issue (Dura Ace) | Catamount MFS (1x8) | Top Image Neptune (SS)

  12. #37
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just do the work, attend all the classes, and let the teachers know you are trying. there is really no other option. if you REALLY are trying and you're still failing, then they need to know that so they can teach you. make them teach you.

  13. #38
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lauren
    Where did you find these losers (unless she was a materials major and bored or something)? I guess it could be worse. My roommate's boyfriend watched Don juan with her! I wouldn't even watch that movie.
    Actually I was alone by myself... I just like to think a girl was there with me.
    Last edited by slvoid; 03-24-05 at 09:35 AM.

  14. #39
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you two should get a room...

  15. #40
    On Your Right ZackJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Warner Robins, GA
    Posts
    1,422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Repeating the same grade next year may do you some good. Perhaps you'll actually put forth some effort in completing your assignments. My stepson had to go to summer school for 3 summers in order to graduate on time. Guess who paid for it at $175.00 per class - he did!
    "You never fail, you simply produce results. Learn from these" - Anonymous

  16. #41
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    you two should get a room...
    Maybe we should get a room...

  17. #42
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet $175/class.
    I was paying $800/credit. Each class was 4 credits, 4 classes a semester. $3200/class...

  18. #43
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Maybe we should get a room...
    sure...as long as we keep it strictly "bike related".

  19. #44
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    and don't skip sleep. that will seriously mess you up. just look at slvoid. he just sits around ogeling this forum all day.
    What else am I supposed to do at work??

  20. #45
    Whateverthehell Chucklehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    U.S.S.A.
    My Bikes
    '06 Blue Competition RC5AL w/ritchey pro fork, spinergy stealth PBO, etc.
    Posts
    7,433
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i only read the first few posts of the thread, but i honestly thought school was too easy back in the day. when i was going from 8th to 9th, i knew my grades were terrible. i really should NOT have moved on to 9th and was resigned to staying back an extra year. still, a few weeks before the last day of school, i was called to the office to talk to my counselor who basically told me how much i sucked and that they knew it was only because i wasn't trying or didn't care. honestly, i should have been kept back, but all i got was a slap on the wrist and that was it. i basically recieved a 'get out of jail free' pass for the 8th grade. not the message you want to send to a kid like me who was more than willing willing to test the lower limits of the system. if they were going to let me slide without falling, then slide i would.
    once i was in highschool, i did slightly better, but still just barely good enough to get through it. my highschool counselor even put me in a special ed. class at the beginning of one semester as a scare tactic. i completely lost interest by the time i was a junior and got out with my HSE and what was supposedly the vocaulary of a 4th year college student(...whatever that means). oh yeah...and a quote from my art teacher: "a great man has a child's heart." i was never worried, because i had decided way back in 4th or 5th grade what i was going to do with myself, anyway. i know it's not like that for most people, and i would never suggest taking the route i did even though things have worked out quite well.
    "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci

  21. #46
    Senior Member joeprim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Northern Neck Tidewater Va.
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MetalHead90

    Good you'd rather be shot than repeat 9th grade!
    Instead of being shot:
    1 Come up with a plan
    2 Talk to the admistration and your teachers.
    3 Do homework
    4 You may need some help from tutors or books kown as Schaum's Outlines for especially hard subjects. I still have a couple here at work.
    5 Make up your mind that you will do anything required to pass.

    Good luck it won't be easy, but it is possible.
    Joe

  22. #47
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,634
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead90
    Pff...homework....*shudders* look dude, when I go home I don't go there to be bugged with work I go there to kick back and relax and ride.
    ...and to awnser you question I pass about all my tests and turn in abotu all my projects but I seldom do homework.
    Without getting into all those preachy, lecture areas let me ask you
    a few simple questions.
    Did you pass the exams with C's and D's, or A's and B's?
    How much does your homework count towards your final grade?
    30%? 50%?
    How much does your exams count towards final grade?
    You mentioned that you were sick a few days and missed 2
    projects in science, then your C+ turned to an F. So how much
    did those projects count.
    I seem to recall that any science projects I got assigned
    took more than 3 days to complete.
    You mentioned attitude in one of your posts, and that is a
    large part of the problem as I see it.
    Sorry but there are no free rides, better get used to it.
    Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  23. #48
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Sorry but there are no free rides, better get used to it.
    Check it out, a coworker of mine just gave me 2, check it, TWO free buffalo wings.

  24. #49
    Work hard, Play hard forum*rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    San Diego, California
    My Bikes
    Cannondale super V 500, Bianchi Piaggio(hopefully getting a new road bike when I get some money)
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well I had a banana thrown at me today.

  25. #50
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Metalhead,

    You seem to be using homework as a vehicle to rebel against authority - both at home and at school. The writing in your posts and your claims of being able to cram for and pass tests indicates that you are capable of doing the work. But for some reason you refuse. If so, you are playing a dangerous game with your future.

    The good news is that since you are not yet in high school, your current grades will not count against you when, and if, you apply for college later on. The bad news is that unless you resolve whatever is causing your rebellion now, you face an uphill battle through high school, getting into a good college, and eventually holding down a job.

    Maybe you need an extra year before you start high school to help you mature. Perhaps you need to talk with a councillor about why you refuse to do homework. I suspect there is more to it than simply wanting to go play after school. Whatever the cause, you need to get your head straightened out as soon as possible. You may not realize this, but the school and your mother are all trying to get you to do what is best for you. You are fighting yourself, not them.

    Get it figured out because life really sucks when you don't have an education. And by the time you figure that out - it's too late.

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •