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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby |Erasmus| » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:35 am UTC

Meowgan wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:
Meowgan wrote:
michaelandjimi wrote:
theoreticallyKat wrote:...pyjama Saturdays...
For me, every day is a pyjama Saturday! I love the holidays.

Yeah, I'm just starting university now and one of my options is Physics. Any advice or whatnot?
Ohhh, Joe Wolfe will be your lecturer. Can I come to your lectures?
He was an awesome physics teacher.

Did he abseil in your lectures too? And drop a brick on his head?

And then I had this other awesome lecturer for Physics 1b who seemed to be just along for the lulz.

wow... my physics lecturer was -the- cure for insomnia. He'd walk in, dim the lights and drone until you passed out. So many people slept in the monday 5pm lectures...

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby ACU-LP » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:43 am UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:
Meowgan wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:
Meowgan wrote:
michaelandjimi wrote:
theoreticallyKat wrote:...pyjama Saturdays...
For me, every day is a pyjama Saturday! I love the holidays.
Yeah, I'm just starting university now and one of my options is Physics. Any advice or whatnot?
Ohhh, Joe Wolfe will be your lecturer. Can I come to your lectures?
He was an awesome physics teacher.
Did he abseil in your lectures too? And drop a brick on his head?
And then I had this other awesome lecturer for Physics 1b who seemed to be just along for the lulz.
wow... my physics lecturer was -the- cure for insomnia. He'd walk in, dim the lights and drone until you passed out. So many people slept in the monday 5pm lectures...
People actually turned up to your 5 PM lectures?
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Postby ryzvonusef (1151717) » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:59 am UTC

Hi, thanks for the welcome!
Yah, by CPA I meant Certified Public Accountant (those are the guys who do your audit). In UK and Commonwealth, the are called CA(Certified Accountant). That's what I will become in 5-6 years.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby michaelandjimi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:02 am UTC

@Meowgan and ACU-LP - Is that at UNSW? Because I'm going to Sydney now.
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Postby ACU-LP » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:03 am UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:@Meowgan and ACU-LP - Is that at UNSW? Because I'm going to Sydney now.
Yes.
Traitor.
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Red vs Blue wrote:Wash: That was the worst throw ever. Of all time.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby |Erasmus| » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:24 am UTC

ACU-LP wrote:People actually turned up to your 5 PM lectures?

it -was- first semester of first year, so yeah, quite a few people showed up. physics is also non-trivial.

I am surprised by the number of people who do show up to some lectures, though, at my uni at least.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby ACU-LP » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:06 pm UTC

|Erasmus| wrote:
ACU-LP wrote:People actually turned up to your 5 PM lectures?

it -was- first semester of first year, so yeah, quite a few people showed up. physics is also non-trivial.

I am surprised by the number of people who do show up to some lectures, though, at my uni at least.
The question is though, how many of them are drunk?
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Meowgan » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:38 pm UTC

michaelandjimi wrote:@Meowgan and ACU-LP - Is that at UNSW? Because I'm going to Sydney now.
Traitorous scurvy dog.

Seriously, I expect you to come see CSE Revue anyway.
<L> dude. she made a motherfucking stargate.
<L> you need to keep this girl. do whatever it takes.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby ACU-LP » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:16 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:
michaelandjimi wrote:@Meowgan and ACU-LP - Is that at UNSW? Because I'm going to Sydney now.
Traitorous scurvy dog.

Seriously, I expect you to come see CSE Revue anyway.
Hehe. A bunch of the people I met at the last CSE revue were from USYD.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby billiamo » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:41 pm UTC

Howdy, I'm Bill.

Irish, I'm into music of all sorts, comedy, literature, science, thought. I'm interested in lots of areas but music would be my strongest. To that end, I am currently a student of music and a composer.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby pikacheeks » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:56 pm UTC

Hi.

I'm Sally.

I'm an analyst. But I'm going to train to become a nurse just as soon as September comes around. I'm from north east England.

I do like (in no particular order and not exclusively) live music, cheesy films, my hamster Pikachu and baking stuff. Most stuff actually.

I do not like (in no particular order and not exclusively) hot dogs, mean people and biological washing powder.

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Postby Monika » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:26 pm UTC

Hi Sally.

Can your hamster say "Pika-Pika"?

Why do you dislike biological washing powder?
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby qos » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:39 pm UTC

Hi...I set up a profile, then got busy with school, and fell off the internet when I was traveling for a while. So, I haven't even been lurking.

I'm an engineering student, eagerly looking forward to graduating in May. One of my greater concerns is learning to cook enough to not be a hazard to myself once I've moved out on my own. Hobbies...origami, knitting (I'm currently in a cables phase, but I like the structural challenges of lace), martial arts, traveling...and, um, stuff.

Before I'm 30, I'd like to see a shuttle launch at Canaveral, ride in a jet, make it to all seven continents (I'm missing South America, Australia, and Antarctica) and successfully knit a pair of gloves.
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Postby asdf3ghjkl » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:52 pm UTC

uh, hi, i'm kerri,
20 years old,
i live in southern france studying linguistics and literature,
american by birth.
i like the internet, but only sometimes,
as we have had a somewhat rocky relationship
that oscillates erratically on the lovemeter between -obsessive- and -banished-.
i have a tendency to try everything once,
so i have gone to art school, graduated high school,
moved in and out of states, listened to music,
tried every individual and team sport under the sun,
dated people, read books, written books,
spoken by habit in ridiculous hyperbole,
tried to understand what my father does for a job,
take up obnoxious hobbies until i reach a level of pleasant mediocrity and forget about them.

i like xkcd because it gives me something to research when i don't get concepts right off the bat,
which, being as mathematically and computationally ignorant as the sofa upon which i am sitting,
happens from time to time.

i have been a reader for, what, three years almost,
and have now decided to have another vice other than googling my friends
and proofreading ocr output for fun.

thanks for hosting me.
i can't wait to recreate another circle of internet friends.


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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby pikacheeks » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:20 pm UTC

Monika wrote:Hi Sally.

Can your hamster say "Pika-Pika"?

Why do you dislike biological washing powder?


Well she cant say it at the moment.
But i live in hope that one day she will.
Same goes for my friend Catherine boo.
I'm alergic to bio washing powder. I come out in a rash and it makes me look like a tomato

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Postby Cerebral » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:24 pm UTC

Hey guys :)
I'm Mike-some of you may remember me, (I was probably quite annoying :() but I fell right off the fora and it's all quite messed up...
But I'm on the PC regularly, so I thought I'd start anew :D
Basically I'm into music, (currently OBSESSED with the Chillis, seeing as how I'm doing Higher Ground as an exam piece for bass) and alot of 'non-sporty' sports like snowboarding, skating and parkour, which I recently started trying out.
So hey :)
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Postby Monika » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

qos wrote:I'm an engineering student, eagerly looking forward to graduating in May. One of my greater concerns is learning to cook enough to not be a hazard to myself once I've moved out on my own.

Don't worry about it. All my family members expected me to die a short time after graduating from high school and moving to live on my own to go to university, either by food poisoning, stabbing myself with a sharp object (knife, fork, screw driver), putting a metal object into the microwave or from suffocating in the smoke from self-cooked food or the plastic around a pizza in the oven.

Well, guess what, I am still alive! (You wouldn't have thought, would you?)

And everybody loves my pear muffins.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby natech » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:07 am UTC

Hi, I'm Nate.
I'm 17, and I'm from Utah. No, I'm not a mormon. I've been reading xkcd for a year and a half-ish, but just recently found the forums. Cool stuff.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby gerb » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:21 pm UTC

This looks like a good place to start.

I'm 'Gerb', obviously.
Just turned 18.
I live in PA. The scenery is beautiful but I'm leaving as soon as I can.
Been reading xkcd for quite a while. The fora for a couple months, maybe. Hated thinking of replies and forgetting I wasn't able to post 'em.
And friends are cool. Will y'all be my friends? :-D
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Postby Monika » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:10 pm UTC

Hi gerb, you live in Panama?
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby gerb » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:54 pm UTC

Oop. No. I should've figured that.
Pennsylvania. Panama might be nice, though...
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby qos » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:36 am UTC

Monika wrote:
qos wrote:I'm an engineering student, eagerly looking forward to graduating in May. One of my greater concerns is learning to cook enough to not be a hazard to myself once I've moved out on my own.

Don't worry about it. All my family members expected me to die a short time after graduating from high school and moving to live on my own to go to university, either by food poisoning, stabbing myself with a sharp object (knife, fork, screw driver), putting a metal object into the microwave or from suffocating in the smoke from self-cooked food or the plastic around a pizza in the oven.

Well, guess what, I am still alive! (You wouldn't have thought, would you?)

And everybody loves my pear muffins.


You give me great hope for the future :)

Does this pear muffin recipe of which you speak happen to be posted in the food thread?
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Postby Chai Kovsky » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:32 am UTC

gerb wrote:I live in PA. The scenery is beautiful but I'm leaving as soon as I can.

The funny part is where that statement would've been just as true of Panama as Pennsylvania.
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Postby Monika » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:24 am UTC

qos wrote:
Monika wrote:
qos wrote:I'm an engineering student, eagerly looking forward to graduating in May. One of my greater concerns is learning to cook enough to not be a hazard to myself once I've moved out on my own.

Don't worry about it. All my family members expected me to die a short time after graduating from high school and moving to live on my own to go to university, either by food poisoning, stabbing myself with a sharp object (knife, fork, screw driver), putting a metal object into the microwave or from suffocating in the smoke from self-cooked food or the plastic around a pizza in the oven.

Well, guess what, I am still alive! (You wouldn't have thought, would you?)

And everybody loves my pear muffins.


You give me great hope for the future :)

Does this pear muffin recipe of which you speak happen to be posted in the food thread?

No, it isn't. It's not a personal recipe, I got it from a cookbook (bakebook?) that is simply called "Muffins". (I wouldn't have thought of muffins with ham before ...)
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Postby XbHW_TestEngr » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:02 am UTC

Name: Bill
Occupation: Hardware Test Engineer
Currently working at Xbox. (My job ROCKS!)
Age: Just turned 49 ... and get to play games for a living!!!! HA!

Gamertag/alias in other places: wrp9
(I'm the 9th William in my lineage. R - middle initial, P - last name initial)
(Yes, my oldest son is the 10th.)

Widowed after 10 years of marriage ... cancer ... wonderful gal.
Divorced after 10 years of hell (I mean marriage) ... those stories that include a wicked step mother ... they have a basis in reality.

My grand advice to guys: Buy flowers for your gal. (gf/wife/so)
* When I buried my 1st wife I realized there were more flowers at her funeral than I had given her while she was alive.
* During the spring and summer you can pick up flowers at the local (US) grocery store for less than a combo meal at your favorite fast food place.
* Why? Well, she puts up with YOU for one thing. Also, to let her know that she is important to you.
* When? Sometimes I would be at work and things were stressful. I would think about my wife ... and for that moment, my day got better. If that happens to you, bring home flowers and say "I thought of you today, and my day got better."

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(singleplayer) Portal (you just got to love that song at the end.)

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* Becoming grateful has made my life easier and much more joyous.
* "Normal" people (non-techies) do not think the same way we (techies) think; our brains work differently. (btw - Someone needs to invent communications translator.)

Closing thought: (I heard or read this somewhere, so it is not original)
I know the voices aren't real, but sometimes they have some really good ideas.

Blessings.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby gerb » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:59 am UTC

XbHW_TestEngr wrote:(singleplayer) Portal (you just got to love that song at the end.)


:mrgreen:
I was so looking forward to that cake, too.
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Postby Monika » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:22 pm UTC

XbHW_TestEngr wrote:Age: Just turned 49 ... and get to play games for a living!!!! HA!

Don't tell that to the young geeks around here, otherwise they will spend less time studying math and more time playing computer games and then be ill-prepared for studying computer science ;) .

My grand advice to guys: Buy flowers for your gal. (gf/wife/so)

Sounds like some good advice.

When I buried my 1st wife I realized there were more flowers at her funeral than I had given her while she was alive.

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Postby sio » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:00 pm UTC

So, long-time xkcd reader, finally joined the forums.

I am Sharif Isidore Olorin. I usually go by my initials online, but feel free to call me whichever you like.

I'm sixteen, in my second-last year of high school and am utterly sick of it and can't wait for uni. My goal career-wise is to work in computer science research.

Favorite xkcd: http://xkcd.com/162/.

Interests outside CS are weird music and books (three favorite authors would be George R. R. Martin, Tamora Pierce and Dante (wow - I just realized what a weird selection that is)).

My favorite languages are OCaml, C and Python, in that order (even though I use Python a lot more than C). My interests in CS are mainly AI and machine learning. I suck at maths, but I love it anyway.
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Postby Monika » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:18 pm UTC

Hi sio, where do you live at?

I suck at maths, but I love it anyway.

That's a good approach for surviving the math classes that one has to take for CS ;) . Those accustumed to being able to understand and solve math problems get pissed of by uni math, and those who never liked it, too.


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Postby sio » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:41 pm UTC

Monika wrote:Hi sio, where do you live at?

I suck at maths, but I love it anyway.

That's a good approach for surviving the math classes that one has to take for CS ;) . Those accustumed to being able to understand and solve math problems get pissed of my uni math, and those who never liked it, too.


I'm not too far from Sydney, Australia.

Good to hear - I'm hoping to take a bridging course over the summer before starting my degree, which will hopefully give me a more solid grounding in the basics, and I'm really looking forward to learning uni-level calculus.

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Postby peyngel » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:11 pm UTC

Hey I'm Peyngel. I'm 25, I like comics, the internet, video games, literature and music. I await for the day someone will invent an interactive graphic novel based on The Iliad with soundtrack provided by Led Zeppelin, starring Link from Zelda and/or Gambit from X-Men. :D

I stumbledupon xkcd, laughed alot and figured I should join, because there's not enough hours in my day dedicated to wasting away on the internet

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Postby bigglesworth » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:13 pm UTC

Hi. :D Dammit, now I need to listen to Achilles' Last Stand.
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Postby peyngel » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:08 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Hi. :D Dammit, now I need to listen to Achilles' Last Stand.


Naturally, that was the song I had in mind :D
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Postby mrshizopants » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:58 am UTC

hi. my friend, who is not the formerly banned Shizo, recommended i check this place out. i hope to set a better example than he did, if anyone remembers him.* i'm 19, a senior in high-school and am not Shizo. i enjoy virtual hiking and biking, along with the occasional walk on the beach, provided it isn't normandy or something.


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Hi, I'm Chuff. I'm 15 and male. I couldn't accurately tell you where I'm from, other than the US, and I live in Calgary, Alberta.
I'm a gamer, I guess, although I spend more time talking about games on the internet than playing them. I love Blizzard, Valve, and Intelligent Systems. I love skiing. My favorite webcomic besides xkcd is Questionable Content. I like British humor, seeing as my favorite authors are Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde, Tom Holt and Terry Pratchett. My favorite movie is The Princess Bride.
I'm running vista, and I don't have a cell phone or an mp3 player. I cannot legally get a job, as I am living in Canada without a work permit. No, I am not an illegal immigrant.
I want to be a linguist "when I grow up," but that will probably have changed in a few weeks.

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Postby Mafishioso » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:09 am UTC

Hello to all members!

I'm just new here! :)

Merged, since we already have a thread for introducing yourself, but welcome! -L

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Postby rat4000 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:10 pm UTC

You won't get an A/S/L from me.

OK, so I'm male. But no A/L.

Now... about me. I think I'll be most active in the books forum, maybe the coding one, as that is where my interests lie; maybe the help desk too (currently attempting to use Linux, sucking at it, badly). I can only code in C++, now; might get around to other languages eventually. The books I like are mostly fantasy and science fiction, with most-read authors being Salvatore, Brooks, and Tolkien and favorite authors being Tolkien and (became my favorite after one book, Lord of Light) Zelazny.

English is not my native language, so you might expect a few grammar errors here and there.

I'm here because I love reading what intelligent people wrote, and conversing with intelligent people.

And that's pretty much it.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Monika » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:48 pm UTC

Hi rat4000,

why do you call yourself rat4000? Which country are you from or what is your native language?
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby rat4000 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:40 pm UTC

Language removed, though kinda late...

Oh, and the nick is a direct result from reading the Wheel of Time (Rand al-Thor, abbreviate, add random number. It stuck, and since it has no meaning without the explanation, it did not get boring).
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Christophoros » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:22 pm UTC

Hi. Yeah, I'm not actually new here, but I was a victim of the great bannery of 2009. Sucks to be me. Thought I'd start up the new account with an intro post.

I used to be Chrismclegless. Pity really, I liked that name.

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