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by bluestripe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA calls Astrobiology News Conference
Replies: 49
Views: 5819

Re: NASA calls Astrobiology News Conference

Another article: A strange, salty lake in California has yielded an equally strange bacterium that thrives on arsenic and redefines life as we know it, researchers reported Thursday. The bacteria do not merely eat arsenic -- they incorporate the toxic element directly into their DNA, the researchers...
by bluestripe
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Massive DDoS attack in Burma ahead of election
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Massive DDoS attack in Burma ahead of election

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11693214 An ongoing computer attack has knocked Burma off the internet, just days ahead of its first election in 20 years. The attack started in late October but has grown in the last few days to overwhelm the nation's link to the net, said security firm Arbor Ne...
by bluestripe
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: So this girl falls 6 stories...
Replies: 55
Views: 8297

Re: So this girl falls 6 stories...

Vellyr wrote:So the movies weren't lying to me all those years, store awnings really can do that!


If you weigh 25 lbs, maybe.
by bluestripe
Wed May 05, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 405003

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

I had an organic chem teacher in college who said this:

This molecule is real big and bulky, like Richard Simmons' wet dream.


No one laughed at first, but eventually there were a few embarrassed chuckles.
by bluestripe
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Question About Accents
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: Question About Accents

The parents will have some affect. Well, this is kind of a prerequisite for producing a child, no? AHAHA! Linguistic humor is the best. I was born in Australia but moved to the US when I was four. My accent changed pretty quick, but there are still some hints of Aussie at times. Mostly lexical item...
by bluestripe
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Self-Esteem = Success? Destruction?
Replies: 42
Views: 5830

Re: Self-Esteem = Success? Destruction?

My high school (US) started at 7:20. Or if you had en extra morning class (like I did), 6:20.
by bluestripe
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494855

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Demonstrative Its like we purposely chose the most awkward pronunciation just to torture ourselves. If by "chose the most awkward pronunciation" you mean "followed the general rules we use for most words when adding affixes to them", then yes, I agree. Haha, yes. I work as an ES...
by bluestripe
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!
Replies: 107
Views: 16577

Re: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!

SecondTalon wrote:
bluestripe wrote:I believe I fit this description.
As the kids say.. and I quote.


"How you doin'?"


Quite well, thank you.

ps: I love your avatar. I've watched the entire series several times.
by bluestripe
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 494855

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Demonstrative

Its like we purposely chose the most awkward pronunciation just to torture ourselves.

That and i-anything.
by bluestripe
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!
Replies: 107
Views: 16577

Re: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!

I believe I fit this description.

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Also, I'm new. Hi everyone.
by bluestripe
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2419861

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm Rosie, recent linguistics grad. Now I work at a community college in the ESL department. Right now my hobbies mostly consist of television and general lethargy. I have an awful lot of manga on my bookshelves nestled amongst my Shakespeare and Neal Stephenson. I have a growing collection of Japan...

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