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by aetherson
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Postify your facerity

Because I haven't logged on in a loooooong time...here's some very belated Halloween pictures.
Spoiler:
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This was I
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Spoiler:
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The people running the go-karts were very confused
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by aetherson
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Books
Replies: 379
Views: 280591

Re: Math Books

any suggestions for a mathematical modeling text?
I found this on Amazon but there's only two reviews...
by aetherson
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9418

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

Ah. Thanks.
Turns out Llewyn is pronounced "Lee-win" with emphasis on the "Lee"...at least by this person.
As a caveat though...we are on the other side of the pond...
by aetherson
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9418

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

hmmmm
maybe like Lu-anne?
by aetherson
Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9418

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

resurrecting this thread...

So I recently saw a couple of, what I think are, Welsh/ Gaelic names.
Llewyn
Llewelyn

How do you pronounce these names?
Like Erin (for the first one) maybe?
by aetherson
Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: GRE Test Prep
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: GRE Test Prep

Thanks.
I have the 2008 Princeton Review book...maybe i'll look into the 2009 as well.
Thanks for the writing section advice as well.
I did fine on that last time I took the test but hadn't really prep-ed for it...
by aetherson
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Talents and Interests, Simplified
Replies: 34
Views: 2796

Re: Talents and Interests, Simplified

Y'all should check out a book called "Now, Discover Your Strengths" by M. Buckingham and D. Clifton.
It's a little "poppy-psych-y" but it's good for a common vocabulary for speaking about things...
by aetherson
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: GRE Test Prep
Replies: 3
Views: 625

GRE Test Prep

I'm currently studying up to re-take the GRE. (I took it almost five years ago and am trying to get back in for the PhD...) Do y'all know of any online test prep sites? I have a book that I bought so...no worries there. I'm looking for something like http://www.number2.com ...but they only have 3 pr...
by aetherson
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Replies: 80
Views: 24735

Re: Neal Stephenson - Anathem

I enjoyed the book as a whole. Although sometimes the way that it's written, from Erasmus' perspective but more detached...well it got cumbersome. Yes, I realize that it allowed for Stephenson to color the narrative from the perspective of a young mathic monk. That wasn't the issue. I just felt like...
by aetherson
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Portable Solar Power for camping
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Re: Portable Solar Power for camping

well damn...
yup, that's pretty much what i'm looking for.
Now I just need to figure out the needed Wattage and Voltage for the converter...(12V i'm guessing but i've no idea on the wattage)
by aetherson
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Portable Solar Power for camping
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

Portable Solar Power for camping

This winter I'm going to be doing some camping. I'll be driving to a couple of rock climbing sites and camping out of the back of my truck. Weight will be a minor issue but size will be more important... I would like to be able to recharge my cell phone and mp3 player and maybe a laptop while on the...
by aetherson
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sarah Palin's email account hacked
Replies: 65
Views: 5770

Re: Sarah Palin's email account hacked

Or you know...someone could have guessed it...I mean, she is a public figure now... Sample password reset questions: Where were you born? Google it. What is your mother's name? Google it. What is your father's name? Google it. What was your first pets name? I don't know...maybe Google it? I'm not sa...
by aetherson
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Post yo' fehs

The boy got me a Wall-E! It talks and it's eyes light up and zomg. So cute. http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1207/photo266yg3.jpg you still set our hearts aflutter, but you also still have your photobooth on mirror mode for some reason :-P Gorgeous, jmrz, GORGEOUS! That makes soooo much more sens...
by aetherson
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Motorcycle owners, please reply!
Replies: 16
Views: 3351

Re: Motorcycle owners, please reply!

I agree with just about everything said above but want to make sure that the poster understands one point. "Sport" bikes will have a smaller engine than a "Cruiser". That doesn't mean that they can go any less fast (or kill you any less thoroughly). They're just tuned differently...
by aetherson
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Rosetta Disk: A Long Now Project
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Rosetta Disk: A Long Now Project

I read about it here.
So...who wants to set up a paypal account to start accepting donations? We only need 25,000USD...

edited to include project's website
http://www.rosettaproject.org/
by aetherson
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What sport would you like to see in the Olympics?
Replies: 92
Views: 8536

Re: What sport would you like to see in the Olympics?

should we start a thread about "sports" that SHOULDN'T be in the Olympics?
I can think of a few...
by aetherson
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)
Replies: 27
Views: 9418

Re: Gaeilge le do thoil! (Irish practise)

Soooo are there examples of people pronouncing the above words?
by aetherson
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Post yo' fehs

To those crazy british islanders speaking not english: Is Gaelic still spoken that widely? I had no idea...and how do i learn? :) First lesson, we're not british anythingers ! :mrgreen: (that was my poor attempt at trying to say British Isles but meaning people from there...guess it didn't work) Yo...
by aetherson
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Post yo' fehs

parkaboy: that's a good look for you. not that i get a vote, but yeah, I approve:) spi: was that a race or was it just a vacation that? also, is it a little sad that there's a poster for Lost in the background? To those crazy british islanders speaking not english: Is Gaelic still spoken that widely...
by aetherson
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Gwatney killed
Replies: 33
Views: 3639

Re: Bill Gwatney killed

wow. I got that bit really wrong.
thank you for correcting me.
by aetherson
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Gwatney killed
Replies: 33
Views: 3639

Re: Bill Gwatney killed

*tries not to feed the trolls* I'll attempt to do my best to address your questions/ concerns/ points. Please be aware though that these are only my opinion. Point the first: Weapons are easy to obtain in the US. True: I could go out right now and purchase a car. It might take me a little while to g...
by aetherson
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Robot functions with biological brain
Replies: 62
Views: 5705

Re: Robot functions with biological brain

my understanding of what was done (i'm pulling from past readings I did as par tof my research at Uni) They removed rat-fetus brain neurons and placed them in an enzyme bath. This bath caused the nerve cells to disassociate from each other. The researchers then placed the cells in a matrix and began...
by aetherson
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs available
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Jobs available

well...it's a little tricky because there is very wide range there...both geographically and by age. "a number of forumites" may be employed but there is also a "number of forumites" still at Uni and quite a few that aren't going to be in the same country... I still think a conti...
by aetherson
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: War in Georgia
Replies: 98
Views: 9220

Re: War in Georgia

seriously people...quit with the double posting.
it hurts my eyes.
yes i know i'm not a moderator and probably have no place to ask such a thing...but come on!
by aetherson
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Jobs available
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Jobs available

Should a subforum or some-such-thing (dedicated thread) be created for the postings of jobs?
i'm not sure if there are enough to warrant such a thing but hey...couldn't hurt.
by aetherson
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lapse time photgraphy for road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Lapse time photgraphy for road trip

Hmmm....that's a good idea.
Either way storage is going to be an issue...
Wonder what I can come up with camera wise...
by aetherson
Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lapse time photgraphy for road trip
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Lapse time photgraphy for road trip

Does anyone have any suggestions for a lapse time photography set up for a road trip? I'm starting from scratch here. The idea is that I may be taking a long distance ride (motorcycle not bicycle) and would like to document the actual view from the road in some way...i'm thinking a picture every min...
by aetherson
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Did I cause this.
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Did I cause this.

i've done this before as well (cut the wire) but since then i've noticed that the wires for these things (at least for a well designed one) are thicker than the width of the guards for the blades... either way. yes, it's your fault. check the breakers. it is possible that some of the outlets have a ...
by aetherson
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pet Pitbull Cloned in Commercial First
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Pet Pitbull Cloned in Commercial First

So...this is all fine and good. But she does realize that even though she has dogs that are genetically identical that they won't be the same dog right? The personalities will most likely be different... Also, is no one else mildly worried about biodiversity once something like this starts to catch ...
by aetherson
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The health side of the nerd lifestyle
Replies: 28
Views: 3199

Re: The health side of the nerd lifestyle

Cytoplasm wrote:Some people spend a lot of time in front of the computer due to a job. Or they're nerds...and-or both?

Yeah...8ish hours at work then maybe two at home catching up on other stuff...so...maybe?
by aetherson
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Post yo' fehs

mursidae:
x3
although the bottom right is fan-tas-tic.

TMT:
Which tournament was that? Something local?
by aetherson
Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: KBR bans cell phone use after rape victim calls for help
Replies: 59
Views: 5729

Re: KBR bans cell phone use after rape victim calls for help

Actually, i'm not sure a Democrat in the Whitehouse could have prevented this. I don't think that's the issue. The problem with the way that this has been handled, in my mind, is that corporations of this size know they can get away with murder, well rape in this case, because they also know that th...
by aetherson
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dog-Monster with beak washes up on beach
Replies: 40
Views: 8746

Re: Dog-Monster with beak washes up on beach

actually...if it's a shoop i'm thinking the back half is a chicken, the fore legs look like swine and the head is some sort of mating twixt Jocelyn Wildenstein and Yule Brenner.
by aetherson
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I set up a wireless webcam on my balcony, take a look!
Replies: 38
Views: 2754

Re: Live Webcam from Hawaii

Very Cool!
Although, i'm kinda wondering why there are so many people on the highway at time of posting (4:45AM local time)...figured no one would be up yet.
by aetherson
Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Find me a hat. (Please.)
Replies: 38
Views: 4427

Re: Find me a hat. (Please.)

Kag wrote:
Belial wrote:Maybe not the most stylish thing in the world


I respectfully disagree.
Image

Where did he get that wonderful toy?
(what comic is that from? i've never seen it and it looks truly awesome.)
by aetherson
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Professor Obama's Finals
Replies: 13
Views: 2346

Re: Professor Obama's Finals

Obama was a teacher? Well, that I didn't know. Points for him in my book for work diversity (at least, so long as he didn't bankrupt the school or something during his tenure). You missed that whole bullshit for awhile where Fox or maybe it was Limbaugh (some right-wing non-news organization) was t...
by aetherson
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puppy on taste of two-month old baby: "om nom nom"
Replies: 75
Views: 8301

Re: Puppy on taste of two-month old baby: "om nom nom"

But...but why was the child left unattended?
That's the real question.
Yes, dogs can "go bad". But it takes some serious abuse to do that, generally.

Sometimes I wish there was an application process you had to go through in order to have a kid...
by aetherson
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2485

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

butbutbutbut they have been dragging their collective asses on this project for the past couple of years. the only reason, and i'm agreeing with Pixel here, that we're even hearing about the Volt anymore is because the SUV market is dying a slow and painful (and oh so deserving) death. I'd be more i...
by aetherson
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Eclectic Pockets
Replies: 77
Views: 8210

Re: Eclectic Pockets

usually i carry (i just got up and haven't filled my pockets yet...) -money clip with attached card holder filled with bank cards, driver's license, student id, SS card (not anymore that should be put away), health insurance card, work ID card to open doors, and not always cash... -pocket watch -cha...
by aetherson
Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3036135

Re: Post yo' fehs

Shiny:
Thank you for the sentiment.
I'll try to take a picture of my baby (bike) and post for scientific purposes...

Angelene:
I like the new look.
It suits you...and it's damn cute...so how far away do you live again? :)

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