Productive Procrastination: Meatloaf

I'll Do That Later - 6N Undeclared
Posted on: November 11, 2017

Hello fellow procrastinators! Today we are making that all-American comfort food: meatloaf. I truly believe this stuff has been given a bad rap by pop culture such as Captain Underpants comics, but I’m here to set the record straight: it’s actually a very tasty meal. I will admit that I decided to make meatloaf simply [...]

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Why did the Microsoft assembly line worker get confused when he was ordered to start packaging Xbox One X consoles? His boss asked him him to “Box one Xbox One X box”.

Ryan Samlalsingh - 2T Computer

I’m skeptical this thing will sell “The world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One (XB1) X, launched worldwide on November 7 for a $600 CAD. The console, announced by Microsoft one year ago at E3 2016, promised AAA gaming at stunning 4K resolution and silky 60 frames per second. The XB1 X dwarfs older XB1 [...]

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2017 American Elections

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

The American Government is a complex machine which most people only really think about in four year presidential intervals. This isn’t 100% accurate. Lots of gubernatorial positions turn over on Presidential off years due to unforeseen circumstances, and there are other positions which have different terms than the President. Early November this year, one year [...]

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Estonia Cryptovulnerability

Ratan Varghese - 2B Computer

On November 3, Estonia suspended hundreds of thousands of digital identity cards due to a massive cryptographic flaw. The flaw, called the Return of the Coppersmith Attack (ROCA) affects a library developed by the German chipmaker Infineon: RSA Library version v1.02.013, which is used to generate public and private RSA keys on a smartcard rather [...]

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Osama bin Laden’s hard drive files

Stone He - 1A Mechanical

A look into one of the former most wanted man’s recreational life. On November 1, The CIA released 470 000 additional files from Osama bin Laden’s hard drive to the public that was captured during the May 2011 raid where Bin Laden was killed. Even though most of his files included personal memoirs, photos, and [...]

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We Will Remember Them

Stone He - 1A Mechanical

Why do we Remember on Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a day usually celebrated in Canada and the commonwealth to commemorate their members of the armed forces who have died in combat. I am aware that some students in Engineering are from other countries; some of you may have another name for remembering your veterans, [...]

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October Revolution

Janny Wang - 1B Nanotechnology

The Wednesday a fortnight ago was the anniversary of the October Revolution. The image ingrained into popular mythos is that of a frothing hammer-and-sickle mob, rudely intruding upon the genteel fairy tale court of the romantically doomed Princess Anastasia, plus assorted others. This is actually a conflation of two events. Tsar Nicholas had been plucked [...]

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Why did the Microsoft assembly line worker get confused when he was ordered to start packaging Xbox One X consoles? His boss asked him him to “Box one Xbox One X box”.

Ryan Samlalsingh - 2T Computer

I’m skeptical this thing will sell “The world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One (XB1) X, launched worldwide on November 7 for a $600 CAD. The console, announced by Microsoft one year ago at E3 2016, promised AAA gaming at stunning 4K resolution and silky 60 frames per second. The XB1 X dwarfs older XB1 [...]

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Navigating the NFL – Thursday Night Hurtball

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

The NFL plays games on Sunday, along with Thursday and Monday nights. Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football are massive cash cows for the league, bringing in big advertisements and exclusive footage. The recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was unveiled during halftime on Monday Night Football. Despite the benefits to the league, [...]

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Thor: Ragnarok

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

I don’t think that many people are surprised with how well Thor: Ragnarok is doing at the box office. The trailer for the movie broke records when it hit the internet this year, and critics around the globe have been raving about it for weeks. This is a marked departure from the two previous Thor [...]

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PCP for DST

Gabrielle Klemt - 2B Geological

Ah, Daylight Savings Time, that debate of the century. Some hate it, some love it, most are indifferent (you’re wrong, pick a side!).  I’m here to argue why we need DST. My venerable opponent surely does not realize in his tirade against walking to and home from school in the dark that we are in [...]

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October Revolution

Janny Wang - 1B Nanotechnology

The Wednesday a fortnight ago was the anniversary of the October Revolution. The image ingrained into popular mythos is that of a frothing hammer-and-sickle mob, rudely intruding upon the genteel fairy tale court of the romantically doomed Princess Anastasia, plus assorted others. This is actually a conflation of two events. Tsar Nicholas had been plucked [...]

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Flying into Protectionism

Rafiq Habib - 1A Management

By: Rafiq Habib       Bombardier Aerospace recently began selling its new 100-150 seat CSeries aircraft, the results of 8 years of research and development.  With a final project price tag of $6 billion, Bombardier claims that the CSeries uses 20% less fuel and delivers an overall 15% cost savings compared to competitor aircraft.  But [...]

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PCP: Against Daylight Savings Time

Hasan Ahmed - 2A Nanotechnology

    Daylight Savings Time (DST) to me seems like an outdated process that we wouldn’t lose out on if we got rid of it. There’s a few reasons why I believe this, and I’ve listed them below. Let’s start with an anecdote:     So I’m walking out of class; background, in 2A Nanotechnology Engineering we [...]

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Mac Eng is looking to get SCUNTY

Keith Onderisin - Mac Eng VP Culture

I hope to fuck this article gets printed in red ink, not just to throw the whole contrast off in this fortnightly publication, but to remind you that redder is better! My name is Keith Onderisin and your EngSoc President was foolish enough to let us compete in your SCUNT! So one thing has led [...]

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Conferences Your one stop shop for networking, growth, and involvement

Daniel Robertson - VP Communications

So what exactly is a conference? Conferences are an incredible opportunity to learn about different perspectives, EngSocs, and more. They are an opportunity to network with students and professionals alike. They’re a great chance to learn and grow as an individual and as a student leader. Some are focused more towards getting involved in EngSoc, [...]

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Failure is good, because we learn from our mistakes.

Andrew McBurney - VP Academic

EngSoc! Hope the term has been going well! I hope midterms and job matching went well, and the semester is winding down nicely! For this issue, I’d like to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors. I’m taking my last ‘serious’ Iron Warrior issue to talk about my successes and failures as Vice President Academic, [...]

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Sabrina Huston - VP Student Life

Happy First Snow Friends! Winter is coming apparently, so I hope you all are wearing your toques and mittens to stay warm. On that note, we have lots of fun winter themed events coming up that you can look forward to! The start of the weekend will be Tal-Eng this Friday, where you can come [...]

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Student Options for Funding Initiatives Where to get the Bucks for your Bang

Katie Arnold - VP Finance, B

Being the entrepreneurial school that we are, it is recognized that many of our students have projects, initiatives and ideas that affect the Waterloo Student community. Be it student teams, outreach projects, or augmenting services, our student community is full of ideas. Unfortunately… we’re students. We often don’t have the money to front our million-dollar [...]

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r/roastme Let’s talk about my failures!

Rachel Malevich - President B Engsoc

Actually though, please don’t send me unsolicited messages about why I suck, that would be kinda mean – I’m just going to take this opportunity to roast myself. It’s been sort of a tradition on A-Society to write the second last Prez article about some of the failures encountered. I think that talking about this [...]

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Navigating the NFL – Thursday Night Hurtball

Donovan Maudsley - 4A Mechanical

The NFL plays games on Sunday, along with Thursday and Monday nights. Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football are massive cash cows for the league, bringing in big advertisements and exclusive footage. The recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer was unveiled during halftime on Monday Night Football. Despite the benefits to the league, [...]

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My Boy GSP

Ryan Samlalsingh - 2T Computer

On November 4th, at UFC 217, Canadian former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre fought for the first time in four years, his first time at middleweight, and dethroned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping by choking him to sleep in the third round. GSP says he’s better than ever. A “better” GSP is a scary thought, [...]

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Lessons I Learned As a Man

Gabrielle Klemt - 2B Geological

You may have started reading this because you thought “What an odd title”, maybe you’re reading it for some other reason, I can only guess. What could I possibly be talking about? Well what did I learn: first that good friends will always believe in you even when you may not believe in yourself; friends [...]

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Flying into Protectionism

Rafiq Habib - 1A Management

By: Rafiq Habib       Bombardier Aerospace recently began selling its new 100-150 seat CSeries aircraft, the results of 8 years of research and development.  With a final project price tag of $6 billion, Bombardier claims that the CSeries uses 20% less fuel and delivers an overall 15% cost savings compared to competitor aircraft.  But [...]

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Mac Eng is looking to get SCUNTY

Keith Onderisin - Mac Eng VP Culture

I hope to fuck this article gets printed in red ink, not just to throw the whole contrast off in this fortnightly publication, but to remind you that redder is better! My name is Keith Onderisin and your EngSoc President was foolish enough to let us compete in your SCUNT! So one thing has led [...]

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Minute-scopes

Gabrielle Klemt - 2B Geological

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Take up something unconventional this week, like knitting socks. Stay creative Dobby! Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Use the money you were going to use for gifts for family members to buy yourself a ticket to something. The more pricey the ticket, the more your loved ones will feel special that you [...]

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How to Up Your Beard Game for Movember

Samridhi Sharma - 2B Chemical

Movember is an annual event celebrated every November which involves growing facial hair to raise awareness about men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and includes matters involving men’s mental health. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.” The idea behind growing beards and moustaches for charity is to [...]

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