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by TheStranger
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 195755

well... thanks, now I've bought the series...

I only caught a few episodes when it originally showed, and never really got into it (which I blame on the scheduling). When Sci-Fi ran it I discovered how amazing the series was (more proof of the supreme talent of J.W.)
by TheStranger
Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rich People Who Don't Feel Rich
Replies: 110
Views: 12973

True doctors studied etc, however if doctors make less than construction workers then only people that want to become doctors will do so. Seriously when it comes to Academia, I think fondness is a more efficient tool than aheivement before academia (Which is used to see who gets in and such [I am n...
by TheStranger
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Plastic girlfriend
Replies: 48
Views: 7980

that seems to be the essence of madness to me.

just they way they talk about their dolls is strange
by TheStranger
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Overly High Consumption
Replies: 110
Views: 14662

If one assumes that politics is hereditary. its off topic but... politics, though not political positions, is largely hereditary (not in a genetic sense). The politics someone is raised with or grew up around is quite likely to become the politics they have when they are older. Thats why red states...
by TheStranger
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Overly High Consumption
Replies: 110
Views: 14662

The problem with population caps is that sooner or later you are going to have to tell someone that they cannot have any more kids. So? Just because you find the idea personally distasteful doesn't make it any less necessary. The laws of thermodynamics don't care if you think people should have a &...
by TheStranger
Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Overly High Consumption
Replies: 110
Views: 14662

The problem with population caps is that sooner or later you are going to have to tell someone that they cannot have any more kids. How do you determine which couples can and cannot? what about those couples that get divorced (or otherwise split up)? or how about if one of the kids dies, can they no...
by TheStranger
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Science Vs Religion
Replies: 337
Views: 33722

Authority over what? If I'm trying to understand the forces holding an atom together the I look to science. If I'm thinking about why I'm here or where I'll go when I die I'll look to religion. The two are not mutually exclusive, at least not to me. Science illuminates God's creation, it does not re...
by TheStranger
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm in the mood for restarting the Baldur's Gate series
Replies: 49
Views: 6390

BG and BG 2 are probably my favorite computer RPG's. If you have the expansion to BG2 then you can start a character and then back-port it into BG 2 (making the game much easier during the early levels).
by TheStranger
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0292: "Goto"
Replies: 157
Views: 44256

This is no laughing matter, it happened to a guy once at the lab.... I think... it was 0430, and I had been up for 36 hrs, and the only thing I'd had to eat in the last 12 hrs was a snickers bar and a warm Full Throttle... but I'm sure it happened....
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: SF suggestions for the SF newbie
Replies: 99
Views: 11477

I've always been partial to the works of Stephen Baxter (the Xeelee sequence) with "Vaccume Diagrams", "Time-Like infinity", "Ring" (not at all related to the movie), and his re-write of HG Well's Time Machine (an awesome read). His books are more 'Hard-Core Sci-Fi', in...
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Futuroomba!
Replies: 499
Views: 131099

I've loved this series since it first showed up on FOX, and I was always annoyed when the shuffled it around (I kept missing episodes). My favorite episode is the last one "The Devil's Hands", its one of the best animated bit's I've ever seen. The episode with Fry's dog (oddly enough its s...
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 45
Views: 7279

William King, writer of the Gotrex & Felix series. its the story of Gotrex, a dwarf sworn to seek his death in battle and Felix, a scholar honor bound to record his doom (assuming that Felix can survive that long). The series starts with Trollslayer, a collection of short stories. Dan Abnett's M...
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stargate SG-1
Replies: 69
Views: 15911

Anubis all the way... he reached evilightenment.

I loved it when he was walking around in that robe when the first introduced him to the series.
by TheStranger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: How hacking works in real lifie
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

How hacking works in real lifie

Greek Cellphones hacked

Wow, that shows a level of skill I can truly admire, though I cannot approve of their intentions.

It also sounds like a great thriller movie waiting to be made.
by TheStranger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 12988

--- Response Types of love confusion: I don't want to break love down in to a bunch of categories, because anybody who does so would have to offer some evidence and very painstaking definitions. When I have said love (and I will continue with this convention) I mean the kind of love that is meant b...
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Heterosexuality = Sexism
Replies: 77
Views: 12988

Love doesn't always come down to the ol' bump n' grind... there are many different forms of love. I love my family (Parents, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, ect...) but I don't express that love through sex. I love my friends, but again... not going to sleep with them. Indeed, in my experi...
by TheStranger
Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Educating 'The Masses'?
Replies: 29
Views: 4554

'ell even knowing that we are still paying less for gas then during the Gas Crisis of yesteryear (adjusted for inflation) I still wince at 2.73 a gallon (what I paid last time I filled my car up). Truth be told there is always going to be 50% of the population thats less informed then the rest. I pr...
by TheStranger
Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 145351

no vegetarian here, had grilled pork chops for dinner (marinated, with wild rice and some grilled squash/zucchini)
by TheStranger
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Death Penalty (You cannot "prove" a point of view)
Replies: 172
Views: 22301

For many years I had no problem with the Death Penalty, I saw those innocents who were executed as a statistical necessity. However, my thinking on another issue brought me around... I've come to believe that its not the governments place to determine which of its citizens lives or dies, that a gove...
by TheStranger
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What happened before the big bang?
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

It's an interesting possibility, but it really doesn't explain where everything came from, and what started the in-out cycle.

Remember that you still have to pay the big E (entropy) in that system, so the cycle cannot continue forever, and must have a definite beginning.
by TheStranger
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Legos!
Replies: 60
Views: 10066

I loved Legos, as one of my brothers (he got a Lego set for Christmas when he was 17). we also loved blocks, Lincon Logs and any other construction type toy.
by TheStranger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Immaturity
Replies: 33
Views: 4762

EstLladon wrote:That is the question - how does one become ready?


lol

thats not a question that can be answered.
by TheStranger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rapex
Replies: 76
Views: 10109

that picture makes my peepee hurt....
by TheStranger
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What did you study?
Replies: 89
Views: 12909

I've got my bachelors in Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science (it was only 3 additional classes, all fun ones)

I'm considering turning my CS minor into another bachelors, its only another 6 classes (but with my job it may take some time).
by TheStranger
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Immaturity
Replies: 33
Views: 4762

From personal experience as well as by word of mouth, losing ones virginity is often quite opposite from acting mature. Its hard to say at what point you become mature, I'm closing in on 30 (turning 28 in a few weeks) and some times I don't feel any different from the teen I was over 10 years ago......
by TheStranger
Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Age: how important is that number?
Replies: 126
Views: 13642

In the end there has to be an age defined by law for some activities. Drinking, smoking, driving, voting, serving in the armed forces, being legally responsible for oneself. Sure in some sense the age is arbitrary (18 to vote? why not 17 or 19?) but those limits are legally necessary.
by TheStranger
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: CERN / LHC / ATLAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3574

my envy of you infinite and unbound.
by TheStranger
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Geeky/Nerdy Kids Books
Replies: 64
Views: 17073

"The Dark is Rising" sequence, by Susan Cooper
by TheStranger
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The difference between religion and mental illness.
Replies: 318
Views: 48359

To me, science is an illumination of faith. Much like studying a book gives insight into the mind of the writer.
by TheStranger
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Passionate about a calculator?
Replies: 139
Views: 24217

I love my TI-85, I've had it since 96 (when it replaced my 82). Over ten years of use (encluding all my engineering classes) has made its use second nature to me. Some of my first programs were written on it, and I still use the quadratic equation program I wrote so long ago. At some point I replace...
by TheStranger
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Life after college
Replies: 54
Views: 5755

After I graduated (about 2 years ago) it took me 9 months to find a 'Job' (as opposed to what I was doing while in college, substitute teacher for middle and high school). The job I took wasn't realy in my field (db analysis, I have a BS in Computer Engineering). The pay is ok (~30k a year) and I've...
by TheStranger
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326711

new guy on board

Evenin' all, I'm a recient college grad (BS in computer engineering, w/ a computer science minor) currently working as a db analyist for a large organization. I enjoy math, physics, and spending hours in a lab tinkering with hardware (programing/testing microcontrollers and wiring up all sorts of de...

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