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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:17 pm

Are you the new cb or pb?
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby bcs89 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:39 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Are you the new cb or pb?



My God you are conceited. If someone does not bow down to you they must be a sock puppet? No shit? Your opinion of yourself is really that high? Must be really fucking lonely up there Henry , but I bet the view is something to see! Right?
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:46 pm

pb
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby rabble » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:18 pm

snoqueen wrote:I agree. When I was part of campus life, a big consideration in picking classes was scheduling things so you could physically get from one to the next.

And when I was an engineering undergrad, that just wasn't possible every semester. About once every other semester, despite everything I did, required classes got me. I had a class in Engineering Hall and my next one was in Humanities or nearby.

It's USUALLY possible to do it on foot, if you really put a spring in your step. Enough of a spring so your calves hurt. That's how I found out that 5 below zero was my limit for riding a bike no matter how well I was dressed.

Maybe things have changed a bit since the turn of the century. :-)
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby wallrock » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:58 pm

rabble wrote:
snoqueen wrote:I agree. When I was part of campus life, a big consideration in picking classes was scheduling things so you could physically get from one to the next.

And when I was an engineering undergrad, that just wasn't possible every semester. About once every other semester, despite everything I did, required classes got me. I had a class in Engineering Hall and my next one was in Humanities or nearby.

During my second to last semester I had a lab lecture in Enzyme Institute followed immediately by an Art History lecture in the Elvehjem. That was a mad dash across campus that was difficult even on my bike. As the weather warmed up that spring I just got sweatier every week.
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby snoqueen » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:07 pm

OK, I take it back. All you can do is try, but some semesters, there's no way at all to make a rational, workable schedule and get the requirements completed. I see what you mean.

I do think they're offering fewer and fewer sections of certain required classes and that makes it harder for the individual student to piece together something that works semester after semester.
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby fennel » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:17 pm

I moved here about 6 years ago, and I was really surprised there were so many mopeds around and that it seemed like such a free-for-all. No helmets, park anywhere, etc. I'd never seen that anywhere in the U.S. The noise reminded me of France, which was definitley prompted a sense of cognitive dissonance.

I suppose it's good UW is trying to reign it in a bit, though I can see the appeal.
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Re: Moped restrictions

Postby SombreroFallout » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:48 am

fennel wrote:I'd never seen that anywhere in the U.S. The noise reminded me of France, which was definitley prompted a sense of cognitive dissonance.

Of course as you later learned, we really are 27 square miles of France surrounded by Germany. That much makes sense, in an orderly kinda way. A clear taxonomy is sooo appealing -- it's the cognitive dissonance that goes in and out until you dial down into what the frequency is kenneth?
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