Saw the new Bond flick, Casino Royale last night. Was very impressed. The Bond flicks I've seen in the past, namely GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies, have required too much suspended belief. Casino Royale was a mostly-believable fun adventure, and I was impressed with Daniel Craig as double-o seven. Often times, with his facial expressions and Bond-required one-liners, he reminded me of Fox Mulder.
Bio @ UBC
I'm not taking biology @ UBC, but my brother's friend is and my brother informed me of an interesting tidbit after I vented to him about my prof's not-lax-suddenly-turned-lax late assignment policy. The prof of this second year biology class had an incentive for the students where, if the mark they got on their final exam was 20% better than the mark they got on their midterm exam, the prof would disregard their midterm exam mark. Enough students complained about it that the prof (or department?) abandoned the incentive idea. My bro said he crunched some numbers and figured out that Person A could do better than Person B on both exams, but Person B could do 20% better on their final than on their midterm, and therefore wind up with a better mark than Person A.
I flickr'd yesterday. More pics can be seen.