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by not good at these things
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Building A Robot From Scratch
Replies: 21
Views: 4126

Re: Building A Robot From Scratch

Dang, I was about to link you to the society of robots page. They have a really good "How to Build Your First Robot" tutorial. Another one that might help is: http://www.takemetoyourrobot.org/ I also really like this tutorial on transistor circuits: http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/trancirc.htm...
by not good at these things
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schadenfreude
Replies: 27
Views: 3430

Re: Schadenfreude

I wonder if it's so directly related to envy. What about being happy about the misfortune of a terrible person? Also what about laughing at people fall on TV that you barely know? How could you be jealous of a person you don't know? And more on that, what about when I laugh at myself falling? I thin...
by not good at these things
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: the prevalence of racism in chinese culture
Replies: 56
Views: 10215

Re: the prevalence of racism in chinese culture

Hmm, I've been wondering about chinese and racism lately. One of my friends was telling me that the way to say a black person in mandarin literally translated to "black monster". Also he said his father was very racist against mexicans and blacks, saying that he figure his sons high school...
by not good at these things
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Graphene - Ultra thin carbon sheet
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: Graphene - Ultra thin carbon sheet

I hear it'll be used more in lithium and I know everyone at my uni is going nuts over it. We have some people that were working on it pretty early on and still are so a lot have interest. The mind blowing thing is that everyone used to be sure it was too 2D to be possible but go figure. Woo Science.
by not good at these things
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0807: "Connected"
Replies: 143
Views: 27466

Re: 0807: Connected

I actually liked this, but I'm generally easily annoyed by the "Oh me yarm! You like the same food/music/thing? meant to be~~". I don't know, I'm all for love but not cheesy romance.
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your Favorite Teacher(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 4101

Re: Your Favorite Teacher(s)

This math teacher of mine who, I swear, looks younger than the TA. He walked in on the first day with long hair, flip-flops, some hippy shirt, and a nose piercing and basically ripped through 15 chalk boards with math. He is hilarious and amazing at math and I just love it.
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hard work vs. Smartishness
Replies: 247
Views: 38077

Re: Hard work vs. Smartishness

In high school I thought of myself as that "smartish" person. I had good common sense and problem solving, I was naturally good at math and physics and reading. In college though I need to do work. I'll never just "get" my atomics lesson, I need to go through practice problems, r...
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School
Replies: 48
Views: 8958

Re: Paul Graham on Nerds, Popularity, and thus School

My high school was not this stereotypical at all. I wonder if it's because we were an inner city public school full of low income students. I know all of us that wanted to go to college and applied for financial aid had 0 EFCs (because we high-fived over it saying "wooo! being poor pays off!&qu...
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Is carnegie mellon a good cs university?
Replies: 13
Views: 2363

Re: Is carnegie mellon a good cs university?

I know someone at CMU for CS. He complains about drunk ME's in his hall disassembling refrigerators and filling the hall with freon. I told him to have fun and enjoy college and he told me that he was coding and hates people for being a distraction from the coding. Yes, he loves CMU Lol, I keep hea...
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Facebook movie - The Social Network
Replies: 99
Views: 15012

Re: Facebook movie - The Social Network

It was kind of freaky, I go to a school big for computing and that opening scene, god help me, but I've known CS kids to act like that and it's the most aggravating thing. It was all oddly familiar, the way women were just objects, the slight jealousy, the glorification of coding. Though I can't say...
by not good at these things
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:06 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 59169

Re: Reactions to your Major

I'm also a mechE. It really depends though, at home I got either "oh wow...so like a mechanic?" or "oh mechanic boys are cute~" or some older people would seem shocked. I just kinda preferred to talk about other things so the subject changed pretty quick. Here mechE doesn't get m...
by not good at these things
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel
Replies: 232
Views: 122181

Re: Recommend me an awesome graphic novel

Blackest Night/Brightest Day for anyone that's just getting into DC comics. It loops most of the background info you need (except Batman being dead, just read some batman death and RIP before, which are also awesome). It's basically an epic of the comics, which happen pretty often, but I guess I lov...
by not good at these things
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Good superhero/supervillain origins
Replies: 21
Views: 15981

Re: Good superhero/supervillain origins

A transdimensional alien probe that causes an explosion that magically implants circuitry into some random guy which then magically enables him to control machinery. It's a great comic, but the way he gets his powers is complete rubbish. If we're going for engineers, I'd go for the Engineer from th...
by not good at these things
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: How would you make money off your superpower?
Replies: 31
Views: 11713

Re: How would you make money off your superpower?

Technopathy. Put the money making scheme from 'Office Space' into practice, transferring the money into an account that has an inexplicably high interest rate. Damn, I was about to say technopathy. I'd like just an overall control of technology and then just hold the internet ransom. Or just be laz...
by not good at these things
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: existentialism
Replies: 20
Views: 5150

Re: existentialism

I always thought existentialism was like nihilism-light. But really you could analyze a lot of books into being existentialism themed, I remember doing that with The Metamorphosis and Crime and Punishment. Franz Kafka was actually sort of an existentialist though, so maybe look at his other works bu...
by not good at these things
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)
Replies: 686
Views: 266767

Re: The Xkcd Cookbook (with an unfinished index in the OP)

My brother called these The Best Thing Possibly Created at Midnight and my english teacher just called this White Trash Donuts Ingredients: -can of Pillsbury Biscuit dough -vanilla extract -cooking oil -any little thing you'd like, my suggestion is chocolate frosting in the microwave for some 30 sec...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Getting a Dog During College
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Getting a Dog During College

Rabbits are such a mess, I can't stand those tiny little round poops, they're just hell to clean. There are these miniature dotsons that are just cute little dogs that don't tend to bark annoyingly like chihuahuas or be as high maintenance, they're pretty easy to train as a breed since I think they ...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 185737

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

I was born with an extra toe. It had a nail and bone and was attached to my left pinky toe and I got to learn how to count to 21 using all my toes and fingers while most children stopped at 20. But doctors cut the toe off when I was about 8 or 9, something about it bothering my feet as they grow. Th...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)
Replies: 169
Views: 21833

Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)

I've never read much of the comic, it looked fun and all but I've been spending my money on Red Robin comics and whatever. I think it'll be cool, like kick-ass. The only problem with most comic book movies is that either the comic fans love it for it's accuracy or everyone else likes it but it anno...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Birthday gift ideas for a maths nerd?
Replies: 16
Views: 4014

Re: Birthday gift ideas for a maths nerd?

Heh, that was actually my calculus class shirt. Everyone thought it was pretty gangster (at least, the guy in our class that picked the saying is actually gangster, hats with the sticker on it, color coordinating all blue, steals, pot, nonsense like that). Wait, what? To be "gangster" you...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Engineering school vs general science/liberal artsy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Engineering school vs general science/liberal artsy?

I just want to add that for CIT at carnegie your first semester would be english, a math, a science, and some kind of engineering intro. But there are plenty engineers that want a music minor or an art minor or some other kind non-technical class option. After you handle the first semester they let ...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Birthday gift ideas for a maths nerd?
Replies: 16
Views: 4014

Re: Birthday gift ideas for a maths nerd?

For tshirts, I do like the " i 2 Keeping it real" shirt Heh, that was actually my calculus class shirt. Everyone thought it was pretty gangster (at least, the guy in our class that picked the saying is actually gangster, hats with the sticker on it, color coordinating all blue, steals, po...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3337454

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

Tampons aren't too big a deal on the 8 hours, but you could get sick after leaving them for a long time. But it's gonna differ from person to person on how long till one gets sick. I just want to complain about bras. Mainly that I can never find nice looking ones in my size unless it's at victoria s...
by not good at these things
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So many new posters
Replies: 100
Views: 10989

Re: So many new posters

I'm sorry for being new. Everyone kept telling me to read this comic and after that I just clicked on the forum because I liked it so much. And now I've been lurking like a ninja in bunny slippers. But I wanna say that I never liked the term "spambot". It sounds like there are these cool l...
by not good at these things
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)
Replies: 169
Views: 21833

Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The world (the movie or the comic)

I've never read much of the comic, it looked fun and all but I've been spending my money on Red Robin comics and whatever. I think it'll be cool, like kick-ass. The only problem with most comic book movies is that either the comic fans love it for it's accuracy or everyone else likes it but it annoy...
by not good at these things
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Colony
Replies: 18
Views: 4274

Re: The Colony

I remember liking the first season because it reminded me of how many engineers lack actual manual ability. What could the aerospace or software engineer do? But the alcohol-missing fabrication fella had much more practical purpose. Like mechanical engineers that don't actually know how to build a p...
by not good at these things
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Where did you learn to cook?
Replies: 72
Views: 44636

Re: Where did you learn to cook?

My oldest brother actually. My mom is good at cooking but not great, more just to feed us. My brother is an amazing cook so I just watched him. I can make a lot of things just learned or made up from him, I think it's just his style I picked up, just the go with the flow cooking, not really into rec...
by not good at these things
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Things to Buy for College
Replies: 63
Views: 9652

Re: Things to Buy for College

I don't think a printer is all that useful considering a lot of colleges have wireless printer hook ups and a large paper quota given to students (well, not given, it's just often taken out of your tuition). It seems like a waste of money on ink and paper. I think a mac should be fine, any CS worth ...
by not good at these things
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Favorite Engineering branch?
Replies: 68
Views: 9222

Re: Favorite Engineering branch?

ROBOTS! Would that be Mechatronic or Mechanical or what? I mean, I know I'm a Software Engineer and all, but I still can't get over the need to fiddle with things, I'm actually considering doing another Bachelor's degree after I finish SoftEng, I mean, I could probably do it really fast if I chose ...

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