I guess I don’t get complimented on my performance in school, like, being in a group with the smartest kids can be bad because I underestimate my success in school, I do like most of the hardest subjects and I get A’s and B’s, but because my marks aren’t A+ A+ A+ like some of my friends, it makes me feel incredibly stupid, and when they argue about having to be in a group with me for some experiment because I’m ‘not smart enough’ that really hurts. And when they cry because they get a B and talk about how shit they did, that hurts. Because I’m not dumb, I just don’t devote my life to school.
Story of my life! People have these parents who buy them brand new laptops and stuff because they get like 60% in an exam, whereas if I got 70% on one of my assessments my mum would probably take away my computer because of the negative influence it apparently has on my grades.
But people fighting, trying to keep you out of their groups for work, that’s horrible!
This is not revision. This is not teaching. This is you, wasting my time doing shit that I can do at home because you can’t teach. You haven’t taught us anything all year. You just pile on questions and never give us actual answers. You take our answers, tell us they’re wrong, and move on; then wonder why no-one wants to give you their answer! And amongst all your complaining about illiteracy, you can’t read for shit.
“The Sun is predicted to become a red giant in approximately five billion years. It is calculated that the Sun will become sufficiently large to engulf the current orbits of the solar system’s inner planets, up to Earth, and its radius will expand to a minimum of 200 times its current value. The Sun will lose a significant fraction of its mass in the process of becoming a red giant, and there is a chance that Mars and all the outer planets will escape as their resulting orbits will widen. Mercury and most likely Venus will have been swallowed by sun’s outer layer at this time. Earth’s fate is less clear. Earth could technically achieve a widening of its orbit and could potentially maintain a sufficiently high angular velocity to keep it from becoming engulfed. In order to do so, its orbit needs to increase to between 1.3 AU (190,000,000 km) and 1.7 AU (250,000,000 km). However the results of studies announced in 2008 show that due to tidal interaction between sun and Earth, Earth would actually fall back into a lower orbit, and get engulfed and incorporated inside the sun before the sun reaches its largest size, despite the sun losing about 38% of its mass. Before this happens, Earth’s biosphere will have long been destroyed by the Sun’s steady increase in brightness as its hydrogen supply dwindles and its core contracts, even before the transition to a Red Giant. After just over 1 billion years, the extra solar energy input will cause Earth’s oceans to evaporate and the hydrogen from the water to be lost permanently to space, with total loss of water by 3 billion years. Earth’s atmosphere and lithosphere will become like that of Venus. Over another billion years, most of the atmosphere will get lost in space as well; ultimately leaving Earth as a desiccated, dead planet with a surface of molten rock.”—
If the Mayans are wrong about 2012, we’re fucked anyway.