OH MY GOD
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a three ounce baby galápagos tortoise and its 564 pound mother. it will take thirty years for the baby to grow as big as the mother. galápagos tortoises are the longest lived of all vertebrates, with average lifespans of more than a hundred years. photo by mandy quayle at the taronga western plains zoo in new south wales, australia.
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MIT is offering free online courses in many topics that might be of interest to followers of this blog!
I know many of us can’t afford the kind of tuition that these institutions charge. Luckily, MIT is offering older courses for free to people interested in learning on their own time.
These classes can be taken at their own pace, or you can just peruse them for articles and texts of interest to you. Self-directed learning can be very gratifying, and you can do the assignments if you wish.
To see what kind of courses are offered, go to the main index:
Choose "Find Course by Topic":
You’ll see that you can narrow down these topics by sub-topic and specialty:
Then, scroll down to see your results:
When you click on a course, a window will pop up, and you can select “View Course”:
This will take you to the course, where you can browse the syllabus, required texts, readings, assignments, and more!
Important: Although main texts for the course may need to be purchased, it is worthwhile to search Google Books for them, and check to see if some of the assigned readings are available in the preview sections of the ebook. (Many instructors advise students to do this in the beginning of classes!)
Moreover, MANY OF THE ASSIGNED READINGS HAVE EMBEDDED LINKS TO PDFS OF THE READING ASSIGNMENTS. They are included, and will NOT need to be purchased.
Of course these classes are “As taught in 2010” or otherwise a few years “out of date”, but it’s very unlikely that the class structure or materials will have changed much.
They have many Math and Science courses as well as Humanities, History, and Social Sciences.
You also have the option to browse only Video/Audio Presentations, Lecture Notes, classes with Online Textbooks, or Interactive Simulations.
Free access to online college classes!!!
this is absolutely the most amazing thing ever, thank you so much!
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It’s English I swear…
Australian dialect is so weird and fascinating and clever.
What are they saying
Here’s Gazza the ambo who’s pulled an all nighter
Here is Gary, the paramedic who’s just worked all night
Nan and mum with the ankle biter
Grandma and mom with their little child
Stevo from Paddo on a break from a reno
Steve from Paddington taking a break from a renovation
Having a chinwag from the visiting relos
Chatting with visiting relatives
Back from the Murray are Hoddie and Binnie (???) with pav mcflurries and towin a tinny
Back from the Murray are (those two names I’m not familiar with) with Pavlova McFlurries and towing a boat
Hawko and Simmo in a ute that’s chockers
(someone who’s last name is probably Hawksomething) and Simon in a utility vehicle that’s full
Best behaviours fellas, these two are coppers
Be on your best behavior guys, those two are cops
Yep, there’s Jimbos and Bennos and Raches and Ackers
Yes, there’s Jims and Bens and Rachels and (people with last name that starts with Ack)
But there’s only one place on earth where you can get Macca’s
But there’s only one place on earth where you can get McDonald’s
Oh Lord the translation!
It never occurred to me that maybe Non-Australians find this difficult to understand.
ALSO here you are Feebs. This is a good comparison of slang/translation.
why do you need a translation? ~headtilt~ Mate?
There are people don’t call McDonald’s Maccas? Aww.
I simultaneously love that Australians are so obsessed with nicknames for everything that we have a nickname for McDonald’s that literally everyone uses, and am astonished that everyone in the world doesn’t call it Macca’s.
I remember when I first moved here and spent like the first month or so thinking I’d forgotten English.
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