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by Kawa
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1143
Views: 187587

Re: 1446: "???"

An enterprising Redditor has already made a basic viewer.
by Kawa
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:48 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The US college and HS system - explain it for me
Replies: 23
Views: 2678

Re: The US college and HS system - explain it for me

There are a few options for nurses in the US, and just about all involve schooling after high school. LPNs (Licensed Nurse Practitioners) basically have taken a test after high school; this is usually considered a stepping stone to bigger things. There are associate degrees in nursing (2 years after...
by Kawa
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:43 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Setting up a mathy blog.
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Setting up a mathy blog.

I would love to publically publish notes I take in my math classes (senior-undergrad math stuff like complex variables and real analysis) in blog form. I'm hoping going over my notes repeatedly will improve my ability with the skills required, and if the blog is professional enough, putting it on my...
by Kawa
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 32760

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Really, the only reason biologists haven't taken over the world yet is their pervasive fear of mathematics. I actually sometimes think it's mathematicians' fear of biology since mathematics is so traditionally taught with physics examples instead of biology ones. (Then again, my marine biologist bo...
by Kawa
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0520: "Cuttlefish"
Replies: 202
Views: 32760

Re: "Cuttlefish" Discussion

Man, not just any biology, marine biology (and, dare I say it without being killed by real marine biologists, a little aquaculture). I always knew they were crazy take-over-the-world-types. (Note: I am an applied mathematician (mathematical biology, natch, but it's his fault) dating a marine biologi...
by Kawa
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0435: "Purity"
Replies: 649
Views: 183147

Re: "Purity" Discussion

The biologist holding the octopus makes this for me, since the biology department in my college is very heavily focused towards marine. (It's being in Central Florida that does it, I think.) Incidentally, NSF is funding a bunch of undergrad research groups (mine included) to get more math into biolo...
by Kawa
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 16229

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

Is anyone else here looking forward to that new PSP game Patapon? I mean, tribal rhythms and strategy RPG elements in my rhythm game? Yes please!
by Kawa
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 7197

Re: Crappier games being released?

Here's some game recommendations. They are not 'traditional RPGs' per se but instead tactical or action RPGs, which is where I'm finding a lot of love lately. Disgaea's a ton of fun, and they've rereleased the impossible-to-find original for the PSP, now with more classes and extras. I believe there...
by Kawa
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 28259

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

I can live off of pork jiaozi or xiaolongbao. I seriously LOVE dumplings. I like my jiaozi steamed or fried, depending on my mood.
by Kawa
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Deliciousest breakfast!
Replies: 27
Views: 2448

Re: Deliciousest breakfast!

Could anyone possibly think of ways to make breakfast delicious for someone who is ridiculously allergic to eggs?
by Kawa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122246

Re: Tea Snobbery

The fantastic sushi place near my college has amazing green tea. It's actually *green* and seems to be at least partially matcha, which I didn't think was possible. Oh sweet Lord, that was good tea.

I <3 sweet tea. Mmm, sweet tea.

I can't do English teas for some reason. Don't know why.
by Kawa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Best Rhythm Game Ever
Replies: 120
Views: 16229

Re: The Best Rhythm Game Ever

DDR makes me nostalgic and happy, and Stepmania brings out the Good Memories of collecting stepfiles like no tomorrow. I dig Ouendan, but wish there was a better music selection.
by Kawa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 543
Views: 124086

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

I'm playing Pearl right now, and I think it is awesome. It's fixed a lot of the problems of the old games (more realistic Berries), made mechanics more realistic (there's Physical and Special attacks for each element, so the Physical Attack of (say) Grass-types is actually useful now to some degree)...
by Kawa
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex
Replies: 747
Views: 85045

Re: Worst Things to Shout Out During Sex

[insert Questionable Content reference]Happy birthday, Grandma!
by Kawa
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your favourite animal to eat?
Replies: 95
Views: 10646

Re: What is your favourite animal to eat?

I'm allergic to all poultry. That being said, I'm still big on meats, albeit different ones in different ways. For pork, I love adobo (a simple sauce of soy sauce, vinegar, onions, garlic, and pepper the pork is cooked in) and lechon (whole roasts). For beef, my boyfriend cooks a mean steak, and I a...
by Kawa
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: dsicrete math: getting a jump on reading
Replies: 7
Views: 1482

Re: dsicrete math: getting a jump on reading

My undergrad discrete math course (which was double-listed in the math and CS departments) had mostly: * Sequences and series: recurrence, series calculations * Positional arithmetic, changing number bases, et cetera * Basics on sets, relations, and functions * Combinatorics, cyclic notation, et cet...
by Kawa
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Something awesome for under $8?!
Replies: 65
Views: 4492

Re: Something awesome for under $8?!

There are definitely quality $5 kites out there! Or perhaps give something craftsy she doesn't have, like origami paper?
by Kawa
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Oooh. Christmas music!
Replies: 121
Views: 8769

Re: Oooh. Christmas music!

I miss my high school last-day-before-break celebration assembly now, since we did a lot of awesome classics together.

Christmastime is a great excuse for me to start humming the Adeste Fideles descant at random moments though. That and O Holy Night...
by Kawa
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 11441

Re: Soup

I, too, could eat clam chowder every day. (But only New England.)
by Kawa
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Soup
Replies: 95
Views: 11441

Re: Soup

Miso is delicious. There's a wonderful Japanese place near here that makes amazing miso. Mmmmm.
by Kawa
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Let's Talk About Theobromine - that means Chocolate.
Replies: 186
Views: 57622

Re: Let's Talk About Theobromine

Ghiradelli has 'limited edition peppermint bark' squares that are just heavenly. I'm obsessed with Lindt dark chocolate truffles. I am a dark chocolate fiend, in general.
by Kawa
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Enhancing ordinary food
Replies: 76
Views: 7767

Re: Enhancing ordinary food

The cinnamon in hot chocolate thing is a total YES. The cafe attached to my college used to sell it on Tuesdays as a special, called "Mexican Hot Chocolate" (or something), and I am hooked. Now I just ask for a shot of their cinnamon liquidy thing in my hot chocolate. On Asian-style noodle...
by Kawa
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Ice Cream.
Replies: 56
Views: 8756

Re: Ice Cream.

Turtle cheesecake ice cream from Kilwin's is definitely a "luxury favorite". As for milk shakes, there's the luxury option (FAO Schwartz's sweet shop's chocolate milkshakes) and the definitely-not-luxury option (Steak & Shake's...anything.)
by Kawa
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 28308

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Oh man...after this past summer, three months of a thousand miles apart before I owned my car... this hits home very hard. I don't want to do that again. And I can't count how many times I've felt exactly this.
by Kawa
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Your GPA in High School
Replies: 133
Views: 10886

Re: Your GPA in High School

My school didn't weigh, because ALL of our classes were insane. Our resident English teachers graded harder than some liberal arts colleges. I did not study for the AP English tests, nearly fell asleep in them, and still got a 5 on each. ...and I was a C student in English back then. If not for Engl...
by Kawa
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proficiency with LaTeX
Replies: 86
Views: 12692

Re: Proficiency with LaTeX

Dear LaTeX users: Due to my past laptop's untimely death, I've been given a new laptop which has Vista Home Premium. The semester isn't over, so I need to word process my Discrete Math homework somehow and he prefers LaTeX to Equation Editor. Any suggestions? (I am used to TeXnicCenter, by the way.)
by Kawa
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 30628

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

I feel a bit bad for Bobby's unfortunate name, if it's in fact short for Robert. Robert Roberts? Well, he's Robert'); DROP TABLE Students;-- Roberts . Bobby Tables for short. From the title text of that one, we're guessing Elaine's full name is 'Help I'm trapped in a driver's license factory Elaine...
by Kawa
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 30628

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Raphael wrote:I don't understand why the MAFIAA guy is saying 'Thanks, Stallman', though. Could that be a mistake?

Yeah, I'm guessing it was supposed to come from Elaine...
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: long term food cache
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Re: long term food cache

*sigh* I will be without meats in the Zombipocalypse/Raptorpocalypse/what have you, due to my poultry allergy. ;_;
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food
Replies: 292
Views: 53911

Re:

I want a good crepe so bad now! But I live in America... sigh... :( There are many crepe places to be had in the US, if that's what part of the Americas you live in. I've seen Creperies in San Francisco and Boston...and crepes are on the menu at IHOP, although I can't vouch for the quality of those...
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Enhancing ordinary food
Replies: 76
Views: 7767

Re: Enhancing ordinary food

Different, layered cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich. I think I've done Fontina, cheddar, and provolone. Mmmmmph. With some quality tomato soup, you're made.
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3019368

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

I always thought the vagina was designed to hold a fluid (semen) in in order to ensure fertilization... OK stories about the joys of having sticky, cooled semen all over your thighs and sleeping in wet spots after sex is a whole other story but let it suffice to say WRONG. Maybe it's a control rele...
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3019368

Re: Girl Thread: The first rule of PMS - Only talk about chunks

I always thought the vagina was designed to hold a fluid (semen) in in order to ensure fertilization...
by Kawa
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers that CAN teach!
Replies: 69
Views: 7231

Re: Teachers that CAN teach!

A physics teacher taught momentum problems using train car examples. For explosions, he had a massless exploding buffalo whose force would push the cars apart. ^^

Oh, and this is how to meet my Discrete Math prof.
by Kawa
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2463631

Re: Confessional Thread

Should be asleep. Probably won't sleep well. Want to hear his voice. So codependent. So incoherent. Need it to be 9 hours from now, so I'm on campus again. Maybe he'll come to my section of class instead of the 2 PM? That would make me happy.
by Kawa
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:18 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: How do you end your proofs? QED, box, ...
Replies: 107
Views: 19871

Re: How do you end your proofs? QED, box, ...

What, "quod erat demonstratum" doesn't mean "Look, a filled-in box"?! XD I'm seriously tempted to go the lolcat route and go "kthxbai" after proofs (and starting proofs with "I can has <proof method here>," since my current class has instructions like "Pr...
by Kawa
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Proficiency with LaTeX
Replies: 86
Views: 12692

Re: Proficiency with LaTeX

I'm using LaTeX for my Discrete Math homework, because my professor wants things word processed and laughs at you chuckles to himself if you use Equation Editor. It's caught on pretty quickly, though I have to admit I look things up quite a lot (then again I've only been using it intermittently for ...
by Kawa
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facial Hair-larity
Replies: 51
Views: 4557

Re: Facial Hair-larity

My boyfriend can grow a beard but not a mustache. It actually accents his face quite nicely. But he has to shave for work. ;_;
by Kawa
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: T-shirt design ideas for AP Physics class
Replies: 27
Views: 3617

Re: T-shirt design ideas for AP Physics class

I once saw a FIRST robotics shirt calculating if an unladen swallow could indeed carry a coconut.
by Kawa
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS2 Games?
Replies: 40
Views: 4093

Re: PS2 Games?

I'm gonna go ahead and say Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. It's a turn-based strategy game. The humor, storyline and voice-acting is positively top-notch, and the gameplay is--and I use this word sparingly, so pay attention--perfect. I haven't played the second one yet, but plan to as soon as I bury the...

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