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by tenohsix
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 257603

Re: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story

Burly englishman buys little chinese girl, unbinds her feet, takes her on as a servant, describes her mouth as a squashed raspberry. This man is really childish sometimes- he forces her to wail like a banshee around this fortress, even though she might die. And the name had something to do with a d...
by tenohsix
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Omegle!
Replies: 701
Views: 127739

Re: Omegle!

Stranger: i You: hello Stranger: have i opened your eyes? You: no sorry You: they're still wide shut Stranger: i'm looking for person who i opened eyes Stranger: too bad You: good luck Stranger: have you heard about Gosia? You: nope Stranger: ah You: what is that? Stranger: bye Stranger: Go...
by tenohsix
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What classes should I take for a job in AI research?
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: What classes should I take for a job in AI research?

I don't know too much about the computer science side of things, but coming from a neuroscience sort of perspective - you might not specifically want neurobiology, unless you're interested in working directly with brain-computer interfacing, sort of like those robotic arms that can be controlled by ...
by tenohsix
Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:52 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Self Studying AP's (merged: AP Independent Study)
Replies: 33
Views: 2918

Re: AP Independent Study

From what I understand, AP Statistics is supposed to be relatively easy to self-study, especially if you're good with math. I've heard it's a lot of knowing which calculator functions to use, and when. So I think if you were to follow Meteorswarm's suggestion, and just work through a review book, yo...
by tenohsix
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 428833

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

@ John O))) : I'm obliged to agree - what is it about binoculars on top of a box that's so darned cute?

My current desktop (the background image was stolen from
It makes me want to live in Ireland like whoa. Or barring that, maybe Oregon.
by tenohsix
Thu May 15, 2008 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 275949

Re: Need Help Remembering A Film!

1960s-70s Mythical/Historical Fantasy. In Technicolor® so it looks brightly coloured like Jason and the Argonauts, or one of those sword-and-sandal adventures, with Cleopatra or something. Anyway, the content I remember: There is an ALTAR of REFLECTIVE WATER in a GRAND, PALACIAL ROOM. On the CEILIN...
by tenohsix
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 29856

Re: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.

I haven't quite decided what I want to study yet, but I've narrowed it down to a few fields: Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Physics, or some kind of Engineering. I've still got time to decide though, I'm just a junior in high school at the moment. You could do a lot of really cool stuff with ...
by tenohsix
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 35725

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived

Bookmarks! I used to dog-ear everything...I'm not sure when that changed. I really like picking out a new bookmark every time I go to the public library, even though I often forget and end up leaving the bookmark inside a book when I return it. I've had to go back and reclaim them from the shelves m...
by tenohsix
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you listen to when you study?
Replies: 63
Views: 7712

Re: What do you listen to when you study?

I'll occasionally stream classical music (mostly 2 Bartok violin concertos over and over) through the university's music library, though I usually need it to be relatively quiet when I study.
by tenohsix
Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 464098

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Ah. I heard somewhere that most (or maybe just lots) of people who read the Commedia stop before Paradiso, with the wall of fire in purgatory being the most common stopping point . No idea of the truth of that, but it's where I stopped. Then again, I was far more interested in punishment than rewar...
by tenohsix
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1008666

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

whole wheat
by tenohsix
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I need a smile
Replies: 36
Views: 3311

Re: I need a smile

El Senor Fruit Swing wrote:*gives pi pie*
Make day better?
(tempted to speak lolcat i sorry guys)


Lolcats always does that to me, too. Bad grammars? I has them.

On a more related note, there's always cuteoverload.com. Not captioned, but still frickin' adorable.
by tenohsix
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 79795

Re: Haruki Murakami

I haven't read a whole lot of Murakami, but I did really enjoy Dance Dance Dance , which I believe is the sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase (haven't read this one, though). I'm definitely saving several of his books for my to-read list over the summer. He does also have quite a few really good short stor...
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1151998

Re: What are you listening to?

Iron & Wine - "Boy With a Coin"
Surprisingly catchy.
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: I have an awesome textbook
Replies: 90
Views: 10284

Re: I have an awesome textbook

I collided with a stationary truck as it was coming the other way Wait, what? I've never been fortunate enough to get such a cool textbook. :( <Taris> also, this I must share. It comes right out of my physics text book * Ssithl prepares for brainmelt. <Taris> A hockey puck, mass 0.115kg, moving at ...
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: What did you grow up on?
Replies: 62
Views: 8023

Re: What did you grow up on?

When I was living in Canada:
Sesame Park
Mr. Rogers
Sailor Moon
White Fang
Young Robin Hood
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess (this was when I was a bit older)

When we moved to the US:
The Magic Schoolbus
Wishbone!
Random stuff on Nickelodeon
Digimon
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food you hate
Replies: 244
Views: 19775

Re: Food you hate

Things that I avoid at all costs : -There's this dish my mom makes with eggplant, tomato, and chickpeas that I have never been able to stomach. I usually like (cooked) tomatoes and most forms of chickpeas, and I can even eat eggplant if it's cooked in certain ways...but there's just something about...
by tenohsix
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How to deal with unstable roommate?
Replies: 22
Views: 4620

Re: How to deal with unstable roommate?

I agree with what's been said already. I think you could even say something during one of the 2AM phone calls - if she's waking you up, just gently remind her that you have school/work in the morning, and need your sleep. She may be so caught up in the conversations that she doesn't realize she's ge...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90155
Views: 8794189

Re: Fleeting/Random Thoughts

FT: I am SO GLAD our electricity has been reconnected.

That said, I will now continue taking it for granted.
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!
Replies: 360
Views: 47002

Re: Favorite Band that no one has heard of!

Her and Kaki King. <3<3<<3 Darn you, I was going to say Kaki King. Otherwise: The Metasciences - one of my high school teachers described them here as "super-duper lo-fi, boy-girl, brainiac geek-themed pop." I'd substitute "folk" for pop, but otherwise spot on. If anyone is incl...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 464098

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Halfway through Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. I wish there were another 3000 pages to read, instead of the measly 1000 she wrote. Damn. I might have to read this book again when I'm done. It's that good. I wish I'd remembered to put that on my favorite books list. It's the sort of book that's v...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 257603

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

Google-fu! Deathwatch , by Robb White - sounds almost exactly the same, except that from what I can tell, the guide is some poor college kid, and it's the customer who turns psychopathic. Dunno why, but I have an awful lot of fun trying to figure out what these books are. I like puzzles, I guess, an...
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Trends
Replies: 158
Views: 16242

Re: Google Trends: Potato

Horizontal is giving us the timeframe, and we have measurements there. Vertical is obviously measuring the hits... But we have no numbers. Or am I reading it wrong? No, I think you're right - the vertical axis has to be hits. I think it's an issue of scaling - "kitten" has far fewer hits ...
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Trends
Replies: 158
Views: 16242

Re: Google Trends: Potato

Well, after that, I just had to try this.
At first, I was highly disappointed at the lack of correlation. Then I thought about it, and it actually makes perfect sense.
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0370: "Redwall"
Replies: 155
Views: 33463

Re: "Redwall" discussion

This takes me back to the fifth grade...good times! I actually kept up with the series for a long time, out of sheer nostalgia, until I read the one with a hare in a wheelchair. Seriously, Brian Jacques? Oh, and the size issue bothered me a lot, too. I never could figure out if the animals were actu...
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2899606

Re: Back to post yo' face

violaxcore wrote:Image

Is that a poster of Oscar Wilde quotes behind you? I want it!
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 464098

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I re-read A Wrinkle In Time recently, and it was a lot different than I'd remembered. Not bad or anything, there were just a lot of things that I had absolutely no recollection of after years and years, which was a bit startling. Currently reading: The Scar , by China Miéville, & Poe's "The...
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1008666

Re: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo

Spectrometry?
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Directional hearing
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Directional hearing

For comparing time differences, it's sort of like two waves traveling towards each other on a string - if they're exactly in phase, then the amplitude doubles when they're superimposed, but if they're not, you don't ever get as high of an amplitude. The length of the neurons coming from each ear is ...
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208162

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Does anyone have the problem of otherwise enjoying a book, even if it is difficult literature, but the very fact that it's assigned reading suddenly makes it no longer fun? I hate that. It's like books are an enjoyable thing, but if we have to read them, it becomes work. YES. Especially when you're...
by tenohsix
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 257
Views: 104080

Re: Coffee

Is it weird that I'm absolutely in love with the smell of coffee but can't actually stand drinking it? I feel like I'd be the ideal worker in a coffee shop -- happy to stay long hours but unwilling to take the free drinks :oops: I used to be like that, then I actually did work in a coffee shop. Now...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Grignard reagent
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: Grignard reagent

Is your ether dry? A little bit of water in your ether will bring your grignard right back to the alkane. Also, I think if you let your magnesium be exposed to air, it gets less reactive. I haven't made a grignard since sophomore ochem lab, but I'm pretty sure we had to file down the magnesium to s...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 300298

Re: What is your favourite book?

@Prime: That's awesome! I've got an audiobook version that I think I must have listened to at least six or seven times in the last few years. It's got such a well-developed cast of characters, and I love the little, clever twists that Raskin works into the plot. And of course, I'm also a fan of book...
by tenohsix
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Shoes (And the Posting of Them)
Replies: 96
Views: 10345

Re: Shoes (And the Posting of Them)

Well, just for variety, my sister gave me these slippers last Christmas. I'm quite fond of them.
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beat the chimp!
Replies: 46
Views: 3887

Re: Beat the chimp!

At first I was all "How is this possible?!" and failed the first five times. I then learned to not read the numbers, but memorize the image and then read that memory instead and got five perfect tens in a row. Yep; I scored a 9, and this is exactly how I did it (after the first trial). I ...
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 464098

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

@ George Orr: Slightly off-topic, but I just wanted to say after seeing your post in the favorite books thread, you are my hero for having the New York Trilogy on your list. Anyway. I read Dance Dance Dance (the sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase , but I didn't find this out until afterwards) when I was h...
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 428833

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Nope! That's actually just Google Desktop; the calendar part is a widget that displays your Outlook calendar. It's not super high-tech, but it works well enough for me.
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 428833

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Image

From last night. I have an unusual number of windows open, as I'd started out doing physics homework and then got distracted trying to write quiz bowl questions instead.
by tenohsix
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 664
Views: 257603

Re: Things you remember reading, but can't remeber the name of

This thread made me think of a book I read about a young boy who had the ability to create and manipulate magnetic fields. He could turn his hands into an electromagnet. It dealt with him going to a new foster home and having to adjust in the new school. I've not actually read anything like this bu...
by tenohsix
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Juno
Replies: 106
Views: 13643

Re: Juno

I saw this on Friday, and quite liked it. I really enjoyed the scene with the store clerk at the beginning - "That's one doodle that can't be undid, homeskillet." Also, ditto on the soundtrack recommendation. The funny thing about Michael Cera is that even though he always seems to play th...

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