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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Simon, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. CazCat PC Hostess

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    1. What are the things that stand between you and complete happiness?
    2. What will people say at your funeral?
    3. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run into to make everything ok?
    4. Does this person know how much they mean to you? When was the last time you told them?
    5. If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
    6. If today was the last day of your life, what would you want to do?
    7. If your entire life was a movie, what title would best fit?
    8. How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
    9. What are the chances you’ve passed up on that you regret?
    10. How do you apply the learning from this regret to your act
     
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  2. Simon Keep Austin Weird

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    ...no

    What are the things that stand between you and complete happiness?

    I wish I was closer to my family and didn't have any financial uncertainty. The latter is a part of life, I guess.

    What will people say at your funeral?

    Nice words, hopefully..

    If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run into to make everything ok?

    Any of my closest friends.

    Does this person know how much they mean to you? When was the last time you told them?

    Yeah, I'm not really one to talk to people about things like that. I guess I should make an effort to change that.

    If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?

    Something to tell them to stay in school and shut up about things they don't know anything about, and wish them the best.

    If today was the last day of your life, what would you want to do?

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    In all honesty though, I'd probably thank and apologize to everyone I know and then just chill.

    If your entire life was a movie, what title would best fit?

    "Winging It", probably.

    How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

    curious, introverted, friendly, creative, empathetic... I guess..?

    What are the chances you’ve passed up on that you regret?


    I regret not making myself socialize more early in late middle school and early high school (around the time I was most active on this site, funnily enough).

    How do you apply the learning from this regret to your actions today?

    I make an effort to meet new people and do things with them. It's really fun getting to know different kinds of people, especially in a diverse place like my college rn!
     
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    Which player, in your opinion, didn't play enough international cricket?

    Similarly, which player has played far too much international cricket?

    Which Cricket World Cup, in your opinion, was the best of all time?

    Which non-cricketing athlete would you most like to see trained up into a cricketer and why?

    Which eight teams would you include in a Premier League made up of franchises from anywhere in the world?


    Not

    If sleep was unnecessary, what would you do with that time?

    An honest magician offers you the chance to live forever. What do you say?

    What common thing will you never experience?

    What is something that you will always buy the expensive version of?

    Do you ever find yourself wanting to answer your own questions on your AMA?
     
  4. Simon Keep Austin Weird

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    Which player, in your opinion, didn't play enough international cricket?

    A very unfortunate case - Phillip Hughes. He was only about to turn 26.

    Similarly, which player has played far too much international cricket?

    Shahadat Hossain. Don't even get me started.

    Which Cricket World Cup, in your opinion, was the best of all time?

    2007, the most inclusive one with the most reasonable format. Did a world of good for us and Ireland, and I can imagine a very competitive tournament with that format now with 12 test playing nations in the mix. Also that Australian team was an absolute joy to watch.

    Which non-cricketing athlete would you most like to see trained up into a cricketer and why?

    Usain Bolt. He is actually into cricket, has played in charity games, and is overall an incredible athlete.

    Which eight teams would you include in a Premier League made up of franchises from anywhere in the world?

    I actually don't have an answer to this, haha. I'm very out of touch.

    If sleep was unnecessary, what would you do with that time?

    Actually listen during lecture. :p Also, spend more time on things like graphics and photography. I'm usually swamped with schoolwork when in college and would like to fit in time for my hobbies, and also manage to stay awake during lectures.

    An honest magician offers you the chance to live forever. What do you say?

    I'd pass, but ask for a set date for a natural death during my sleep. I can imagine things getting severely boring after one point.

    What common thing will you never experience?

    Can't think of any off the top of my head, since I always go out of my way to try new things.

    What is something that you will always buy the expensive version of?

    Anything tech-related, once I enter the workforce, of course.

    Do you ever find yourself wanting to answer your own questions on your AMA?

    Not really, but I do want to answer more questions from others!
     
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  5. Dipak ICC Board Member

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    What's is the best and worst thing about uni according to you?

    Which uni are you in (PM or ignore if you want)?

    In what ways do you think your uni life could be improved? Satisfied with your uni or did you want a better one?
     
  6. Simon Keep Austin Weird

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    What's is the best and worst thing about uni according to you?

    Best thing is the fact that I'm out on my own figuring things out by doing them. Not only learning how to manage my workload and social life, but also learning how to take care of myself when I'm sick, managing money, or learning what to buy at the grocery store. Also the fact that I'm surrounded by 30k+ people around my age who are in a very similar situation but with different perspectives and backgrounds makes it enriching since I'm able to learn about the same things in different ways.

    Worst thing is the stress that comes along with everything. Granted it was my first semester so things got to me a little too easily, but I wish I'd get the chance to take my foot off the gas without having my entire world just crumble.

    Which uni are you in (PM or ignore if you want)?

    Shouldn't be too hard to narrow down, but I'd rather not say.

    In what ways do you think your uni life could be improved? Satisfied with your uni or did you want a better one?

    Well, when all my decisions came in, I was pretty bummed that I had to stay in-state. Got rejection letters from my dream schools, got waitlisted and then rejected at a couple of places and kinda had to settle bc I couldn't afford out-of-state tuition. I didn't have to settle for anything low bc my school is really up there for my program of study (electrical & computer engineering) but I still would've liked to have more options. Having come here though, I feel like I wouldn't trade it for any other place. I've met and got closer people who are genuinely nice and caring, and probably won't graduate with a significant amount of debt while still getting almost all of the opportunities of my dream schools. My life is great and I'm happy where it is. Only wish my future apartments would come with meal plans like my dorm. :p
     
  7. Dipak ICC Board Member

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    This sums up uni is one sentence :p
     
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  8. Dipak ICC Board Member

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    How big do undergraduate debts get in the USA? I've heard of them.

    Thank God education in India is subsidized :p
     
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    What is your favorite movie of ALL TIME and why?

    Who is your favorite Actor and why?

    If you play video games then what if your favorite and why?

    if you could learn one skill then what it will be?
     
  10. AliB ICC Chairman

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    Don't know if it is asked already but..

    Which phone do you use?

    Throw in a small review if possible.
     
  11. Simon Keep Austin Weird

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    I don't really have one. I have grown into the Harry Potter series though since the books were such a major part of my childhood.

    Don't really have a particular favorite but I did like Kevin Spacey in the first two seasons of House of Cards. Terrible person in real life though.

    Horizon: Zero Dawn. I don't think I got 50+ hours out of any other game other than FIFA, and all of those hours were worthwhile. Great unique story, fun gameplay with loads to do and stunning graphics.

    Learn to play an instrument. Trying to learn Glory Glory Man United on the piano now, haha.

    I use an iPhone SE. All I really need to say is that you can't go wrong with a $400 iPhone.
     
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  12. Simon Keep Austin Weird

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    Well, if you get into say Harvard and get unlucky with financial aid bc of that upper middle class grey area, you're looking at ~$65k a year. If you choose to finance the entire thing with loans, well, do the math. :p They'd be private loans too, since there's a limit to how much you can get from the government (they start from ~$7.5k in the first year to a few thousand more later on).

    Realistically, you'd be an out-of-state student at UC Berkeley with a $45k cost per year. You'd be getting $5k or less from federal grants, anywhere from $1k to $20k in scholarships/grants if you're a strong applicant, and then you get to choose how much you can afford to pay out of pocket and take loans accordingly.

    Or you can take the safe route and go to an in-state school to get in easily and save tons of money. California, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina all have high-ranked schools with in-state tuition (California has several). There you're looking at ~$25k a year, but then state governments and university systems provide plenty of support to in-state kids so you'd probably get out with a very small debt compared to how much you'll earn. Considering how large state schools are, I'd imagine most people taking that route. Kids who go out of state usually have parents who can (and are willing to!) pay tens of thousands a year, or have great scholarships.
     
  13. Dipak ICC Board Member

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    Undergrad in India is cheap af if you get into a government funded institute (Around $2000 per year) including tuition, rent and food :)

    But the quality of research (doesn't matter much at the undergrad level) is nowhere near the top US colleges, that's why Indians do their undergrad here and go abroad for masters.
     
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    If you had three wishes from a non-tricky genie, what would you wish for?

    Where would you go in a time travel machine? Would you stay?
     
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    When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?

    If you could switch two movie characters, what switch would lead to the most inappropriate movies?

    What animal would be cutest if scaled down to the size of a cat?

    What inanimate object would be the most annoying if it played loud upbeat music while being used?

    When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

    What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

    How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote?

    What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

    If your job gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?

    Where do you get your news?

    What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

    What’s wrong but sounds right?

    What’s the most epic way you’ve seen someone quit or be fired?

    If you couldn’t be convicted of any one type of crime, what criminal charge would you like to be immune to?

    What social stigma does society need to get over?

    What’s the most creative use of emojis you’ve ever seen?

    What’s something that will always be in fashion, no matter how much time passes?

    What actors or actresses play the same character in almost every movie or show they do?

    What is the funniest name you have actually heard used in the real world?

    What is the sexiest and least sexy name?

    What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?

    What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?

    If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?

    What is something that everyone looks stupid doing?

    What is something that is really popular now, but in 5 years everyone will look back on and be embarrassed by?

    What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?

    If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

    In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

    What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence?

    What are some things that are okay to occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?

    What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home?

    Who do you know that really reminds you of a character in a TV show or movie?

    What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse?

    What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

    What part of a kid’s movie completely scarred you?

    What used to be considered trashy but now is very classy?

    If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?

    What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?

    What set of items could you buy that would make the cashier the most uncomfortable?

    What is the funniest joke you know by heart?

    What are the unwritten rules of where you work?

    What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed you didn’t realize earlier?

    What is the funniest corporate / business screw up you have heard of?

    If you die and find out that everyone gets to choose a twelve-foot by twelve-foot square to stay in alone for eternity without being able to influence or contact the living world, what twelve-foot by twelve-foot square would you choose?

    What’s the best type of cheese?

    What kind of cult would you like to start?

    In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?

    First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?

    If the all the States in the USA were represented by food, what food would each state be represented by?
     

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