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by thalia
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: First thing she did, every single day
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: First thing she did, every single day

Thank you for sharing. The thought of her doing that made me smile.
by thalia
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Longest possible Google Maps route?
Replies: 51
Views: 74412

Re: Longest possible Google Maps route?

ElWanderer wrote:
martinkrzywinski wrote:Someone - please build a road from Paren' to Uelen, so we can break 31,000 km.


"Dear Mr Putin..."


Hahaa, made me snort hot chocolate imagining the rest of that.

You never know. Maybe Putin is secretly an xkcd'er.
by thalia
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1762
Views: 325328

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

My histology professor talking about lipocytes and patients.

"Of course, some people suffer from DETMS... the 'don't eat that much'-syndrome."
by thalia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577305

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

And yet, the fact remains that long term weight-loss success rates are very low. It's not disingenuous to say so. If the reason for that is that few if any people maintain their diet long term, then it means it's hard to maintain a diet long term. Perhaps because you can't starve yourself long term...
by thalia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577305

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

First off, sorry about my 3am rant last night. I hope it didn't come across as offensive (it's a touchy subject after all). I think the answer lies in thinking ahead. If we can keep our children from obesity, as a society, then it will be harder for them to gain weight. This will take a tremendous a...
by thalia
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577305

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

You're both right. The reasons for overweight, a complex mixture of genetics and environment, shouldn't be dismissed. However, those reasons extend only so far (with a few exceptions, who again should not be dismissed). What I'm trying to say, reason does not equal excuse. If you are dyslexic, you w...
by thalia
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Yes. When you plan a new meeting, there are -definitely- more people who are interested. I might be able to convince a friend to come along as well...

(now all I need is a job <<)
by thalia
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577305

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Hm... I recognise that fat people should absolutely, most definitely have equal rights to people who are of "normal" weight. However, I can see the article being annoying in the sense that it is promoting acceptance of a lifestyle that is detrimental to people's health. I would not recomme...
by thalia
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 110599

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

I ran 10km in 48 minutes.

New personal best.

Fuck yes.
by thalia
Fri May 31, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: John Green
Replies: 7
Views: 8949

Re: John Green

Haha, okay. First of all I want to say that I was pretty torn up when I wrote the *spoiler* section in my original post. That post came from a pretty sad place in me, and not everything I said accurately portrays how I feel now. I've since re-read it, and I think it is a genuinely moving and beautif...
by thalia
Fri May 31, 2013 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Iain M. Banks
Replies: 124
Views: 166857

Re: Iain M. Banks

I'd like to add my voice to the rest of yours', expressing how awful I think this is. He has a guestbook page up where you can say goodbye to him, but by now it's so full I hardly think he's going to spend his time reading all of them. (Some hilarious comments in there, though, where people go on a ...
by thalia
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: John Green
Replies: 7
Views: 8949

John Green

Hey all, Does anyone read him? I've finished 1.5 books of his. I just had this need to talk about it... I'm sure a lot of you know him as one of the Vlog brothers (DFTBA). Anyway, he wrote this book called "The Fault in Our Stars" about a 16 year old girl with cancer, and my life's been ci...
by thalia
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 38889

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

From what I understand, a viable breeding population is in the hundreds. By my count, if on your 20th birthday you knocked yourself up, and you remained fertile to 50, that's 40 pregnancies at 9 month intervals. So, to just start hitting the "hundreds" number, you'd need to carry 5 babies...
by thalia
Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 38889

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

I'd artificially inseminate myself.

No joke. I'd try to bloody well repopulate. There are eggs stored, there are sperm banks available. It doesn't have to be inbreeding.

Also, I'd dress really nice.
And keep a log. I'd log it "I am Legend"-style.
by thalia
Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 343055

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Harry is presented with a challenge - the philosopher's stone being so hard to create only one person has done it - and he chooses to IGNORE THAT? He doesn't even read the details? lame. He doesn't believe in it. Still, seems silly to dismiss it without even asking Hermione about why -she- ...
by thalia
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Replies: 1035
Views: 343055

Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Spoiler:
Harry is presented with a challenge - the philosopher's stone being so hard to create only one person has done it - and he chooses to IGNORE THAT? He doesn't even read the details? lame.
by thalia
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:44 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Hey guys ><. So this is pretty sad, but I've run into some unforeseen financial difficulties and I have to put everything on hold for now. I'm sad to say I can't commit to this or any other holiday plans at the moment. :( I'm really sorry about this, I hope the rest of you continue to plan and I'll ...
by thalia
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: First XKCD comic strip that you saw
Replies: 39
Views: 12983

Re: First XKCD comic strip that you saw

http://xkcd.com/55/

Also a favourite of mine. Then I went back and was pretty amazed at the drawings and doodles and things.

Re-edit: eugh, I can't read.
by thalia
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 47104

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

I love reading. I love the feeling of disappearing into a book, of "getting to know" a character. The imagery in books comes alive for me, in a way that is more sharp and real than any movie. Sometimes it's like I can sense the book with my whole being, and I stop responding when people ta...
by thalia
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:16 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

thalia (Norway/Poland) Luge (Norway) Jesse (England!) gordo (Netherlands) SlyReaper (England) Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe]) AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu) J+ (Netherlands) Zarq (Belgium, the Dutch-speaking part) Diemo (Ireland) Co...
by thalia
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:58 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Rium: barring any unforeseen event, I'll try and meet you there Tuesday. =)

boXd: Great to see you here! The meeting point is yet unplanned, these things can also be discussed in the IRC.. I realise that Norway is perhaps the least convenient location for everybody.
by thalia
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

http://www.mibbit.com

It's really simple. Type in the server though. irc.foonetic.net
by thalia
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fifty Shades of Grey
Replies: 49
Views: 43804

Re: Fifty Shades of Grey

Speaking of plots repeating: Sword of Truth anyone? Now that was pretty ridiculous.
by thalia
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:58 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Great! Simple as that eh? I'll start hanging out there.
by thalia
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 6825

Re: Vaccination and allergies

Haha, yeah, I know... but there is something to be said for people finding comfort in other means, like spiritual healing, prayers etc. You shouldn't discount the power of the mind entirely. Just .. don't rely on it, either. Go to a doctor, take your medicine, then do whatever else you want that mak...
by thalia
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 6825

Re: Vaccination and allergies

Oh, brother. The dark side of information so readily available is that people misinterpret to suit their own preexisting image of how things should/shouldn't work. I think that educating the masses on medicine is important, and frankly if it were up to me some basic knowledge of this would be includ...
by thalia
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Well unlike probably 95% of people here (guesstimate) I actually don't know much about computers other than how to find things and turn them on. I can log into IRC, but that's pretty much it. Would it be possible to request some help setting one up on the foonetics-network? I know from the wiki that...
by thalia
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 84508

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

Studying ophthalmology, going to a spin class. Something.
by thalia
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3260
Views: 573185

Re: What were your dreams last night?

Last night, I dreamt I got acute megaloblastic leukemia. I went through the symptoms, I got tested, I started treatment, I had to tell my friends and family and I had to kind of come to terms with the fact that I would probably not survive, in my dream. It was really pretty darnawful. I even dreamt ...
by thalia
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

Thanks, Rium. I took a forum hiatus. But now I'm BACK. July: thalia, jplus August: thalia, SlyReaper, Zarq, jplus(?) September: Rium, Zarq October: Rium Whenever: AngrySquirrel, Jesse, Diemo, gordo, thalia, Rium, jplus Okay, so it is obviously a bit of a puzzle to work out so that it works for every...
by thalia
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.

I'm not sure how to say this, but that doesn't seem possible at all. Maybe you can, but I can't just 'calm my anxiety' and carry on. At least it definitely feels that way. I'm sorry if that seems I'm just not putting in enough effort. I'm sorry if I made it sound easy. I know it isn't easy. But if ...
by thalia
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.

Sometimes I get like that. For a while I adopted this mindset I call DSN - Do Shit Now . I'm not being patronizing or anything, I really have to follow this. I repeat it like a mantra and I don't pause to think, I just move from one thing to the next and I complete one task before starting a new one...
by thalia
Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Serious help needed. Don't know what decision to make.

Would it be possible for you to time-manage better? Or is that just really unhelpful? I had a period a couple of years back when I had an extreme amount of work to do in uni. The way I eventually pulled through was by writing my schedule out, and planning everything down to the last half hour, inclu...
by thalia
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2259457

Re: Postify your facerity

It's a complicated, secret gang-sign. Of course.
by thalia
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

How long's your summer holiday last, then? All of ye. :)
by thalia
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [EUR] Continental Europe!
Replies: 205
Views: 191427

Re: Europe..?

I'm in Uppsala, Sweden and a veteran of several meet-ups in the UK. Add me! =) Added!:) I'm part Swedish actually! It's why I have three first names... Anyway, should we slowly begin talking about what time would be good and/or feasible for people? I'm pretty flexible with my time next summer as I'...
by thalia
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3260
Views: 573185

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamt that I was about to have a romantic relationship with someone who isn't my boyfriend. Weird.
by thalia
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20862
Views: 2259457

Re: Postify your facerity

Look'it!

I'm happy. That's saying something, these exam times.
by thalia
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?
Replies: 176
Views: 89493

Re: What webcomics have you STOPPED reading?

CAD
by thalia
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27361
Views: 2589768

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I like the look of monthlyinfo. I've been keeping track just in my journal for a long time, with little x's, so I can generally predict my own numbers. But why do that when I can do it online and be lazy and have it look all fun and pink? :mrgreen:

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