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INTRODUCTIONS THREAD

Postby BlueTorch » Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:51 am UTC

Moderator: Keep off-topic discussions to a minimum. If you feel the need to extensively post about something, create a new thread. This one is for introduction posts and replies. Off-topic posts may be deleted.

Curious as to the demographics of the population who regularly reads this comic (or at the very least the forums)

In my case, 28/m/high school math teacher

You?
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Postby Spritzido » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:38 am UTC

18/Male/UK

I'm a student who has just started his summer holidays. I've passed out about 10 CVs to workplaces in my area, so I could be anything from a florist to a waiter in the comming weeks.

A-Level Subjects: Biology, English Lit and Media Studies.
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Postby Fluidfox » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:27 am UTC

24/m/Texas- I'm a Phone Monkey for a soulless and uncaring corporate entity. I draw in my free time.
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Postby Shoofle » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:03 pm UTC

?/?/?
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Postby CactusEater » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:23 pm UTC

16/m/uk

hope im not the youngest here. im just moving into college. hopefully got some good gcse results.
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Postby Frankeinstein » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:45 pm UTC

Shoofle wrote:?/?/?

Same here. Especially the ? part.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:40 am UTC

^I'm a ninja, so same.



I'm mysterious.
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Postby Frankeinstein » Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:24 pm UTC

I'm not mysterious, just fucked up.
Confused.

I'm not a ninja either.
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Postby hiddenmaniac » Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:38 pm UTC

I guess this would be a good place for my first post.

18/M/PA

HS graduate, about to become a German/Linguistics major at UMBC in Baltimore.

(Don't worry. That's applied linguistics, not computational.)
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Postby Gozer » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:36 am UTC

29/m/Indiana/Professional Student

Three of those four facts are about to change in a month. I'll let you ponder which ones.
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Postby scrippman » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:41 am UTC

18/m/New Mexico (Nebraska in the summer) I'm a schtudent.

I'm mostly a musician though.
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Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:47 pm UTC

18/m/Blackpool

As stated in my *First Post Ever* I work at a supermarket while trying to become a writer and wishing I'd become a scientist, or some form of pirate/ninja/astronaut hybrid.
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Postby author-unknown » Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:25 am UTC

25/m/Lawrence, Kansas

I'm a writer/artist with a minor in factory/restaurant work. Also going to Engineering school (Computer Science).
The boolean value of whether I am wearing pants is equal to False.
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Postby xkcd » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:45 am UTC

all /m/ so far. I know we have some F readers because they send me strange propositions via email!

21/m/VA :)
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Postby talimira » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:18 am UTC

18/F/MB
I just finished high school and in just a few short months I will be off to Waterloo to do math for the next five years.
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Postby deosilmau » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:36 am UTC

21/m/Vancouver, BC

I am six months away from graduating from SFU with a degree in Economics. I take pride in the fact that I will be holding a degree at age 21. It'll make me feel like I've accomplished something while I sit on my ass pretending to look for a real job.

(I work at a movie theatre at the moment. Pays the bills, works well with school. Easy to steal things from.)
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Postby area » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:51 am UTC

19/m/UK

Just finished my first year doing Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Doing Physics next year.
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Postby James » Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:28 pm UTC

22/m/pa, va. Working at a Salvation Army camp this summer for my last real summer job before I graduate and have to start looking for something more relevant to history education.
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Postby Wark » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:53 pm UTC

20/m/MN. Currently sell electronics (explaining new technology to people who just don't get it, woo!) and am working on a degree in computer science. Somehow, I get the feeling I'm going to be in retail for a long time...
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Postby Chocobean » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:57 pm UTC

xkcd wrote:all /m/ so far. I know we have some F readers because they send me strange propositions via email!


such as what? Now i'm curious...and how do you know they are female? I hope we can develope some sort of reliable male/female turing test in the near future.

But until then:
21/F/BC typie computery programmy techy thingy at a non-tech company.
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Postby paige42 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:14 am UTC

20/f/Ann Arbor, Michigan

I'm an undergrad majoring in physics and math.

deosilmau wrote:I take pride in the fact that I will be holding a degree at age 21. It'll make me feel like I've accomplished something while I sit on my ass pretending to look for a real job.

I'll get my degree about a month before I turn 22. But then I have 4 to 6 years of grad school, so I won't be looking for a "real job" for quite some time.

Also, the centrifugal force comic is marvelous.
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Postby davean » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:28 am UTC

xkcd wrote:all /m/ so far. I know we have some F readers because they send me strange propositions via email!

21/m/VA :)



I demand you fix that, VA is so not Cambridge.

21/M/MA,VA
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Postby predatormc » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:26 am UTC

17/M/UK

Just finished my A-Levels in Biology, Maths and Physics, and am doing/looking for small jobs in web based programming and graphic design until I go study physics at University later this year.

Oooh, first post. And I've been here a while. Sorry, I'm such a lurker.
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Postby Sitnaltax » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:53 pm UTC

25/M/Programmer/Cleveland. I'm surprised I'm only the second one to list that occupation. (First and a half? I don't quite know how to count Chocobean.)
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Postby Penguin » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:19 pm UTC

18/f/somewhere in New England/part-time superhero, full-time product development intern


I'm training to be a superhero who intends to save the world with math, as I'm a math major at MIT - hence the Cambridge, MA "location", where I spend the majority of each year. I finished my freshman year in May, and am home in southern New Hampshire for the summer living in my "regular person" disguise and working for Segway, helping design and build self-balancing machines.

More detail than most of you gave, but what're you gonna do with it? Hunt me down? Cause I can divide you by zero and I'm not afraid to do it... and then you'll have a conundrum on your hands. :)
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Postby xkcd » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:43 am UTC

Penguin: When you're a superhero, will you travel on a self-balancing machine?
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Postby Scott » Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:53 am UTC

22/M/VA

Undergraduate degree = complete (foreign language)
Graduate degree = starting this autumn.

And I like to think I helped xkcd start his webcomic, in roughly the same way that Krista McAuliff was the first civilian in space: I was there for it, but didn't really accomplish anything.
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Postby Shoofle » Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:13 am UTC

xkcd wrote:Penguin: When you're a superhero, will you travel on a self-balancing machine?


Duhhh, of course not! She will have superpowers of differentiation (SUPER differentiation) and... Uh... Self-balance!
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Postby kira » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:16 am UTC

Ooh! I want to play too!

21 year old female (shut up, Randy, you cannot disagree with me.) and I'm going to be a middle school math teacher in like THREE WEEKS.

Also, everyone on here is a dork.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:33 am UTC

^Except me.

Ninja, people. Ninja =/= dork.
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Postby Penguin » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:14 pm UTC

Except me, too! There is a distinct difference between nerds and dorks, and I intend to expound upon it in response to all insults for the rest of my life! Or at least until I can differentiate the people who insult me into piecewise functions and then laugh at their discontinuities...

xckd and Shoofle, I like you. :P I travel on self-balancing machines now... when I am a superhero, I won't need to because I will simply whip myself up a slant asymptote and zipline down it to wherever I need to go.
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Postby RealGrouchy » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:53 pm UTC

kira wrote:Also, everyone on here is a dork.


I could successfully deny that accusation in criminal court, but probably not in civil court.

My current occupations include part-time student, volunteer, and (as of July 4th) job-seeker.
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Mighty Jalapeno wrote:At least he has the decency to REMOVE THE GAP BETWEEN HIS QUOTES....
Sungura wrote:I don't really miss him. At all. He was pretty grouchy.
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Postby Chocobean » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:11 am UTC

haha Kira please dont call your students dorks. Also, encourage them to come here and see if they "get" some of xkcd's jokes

Sitnaltax, yeah I'm a programmer, so two so far! Woot!
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Postby davean » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:31 am UTC

Chocobean wrote:haha Kira please dont call your students dorks. Also, encourage them to come here and see if they "get" some of xkcd's jokes

Sitnaltax, yeah I'm a programmer, so two so far! Woot!


I'm a "Student" and a "Research Assistant" so what if I get paid because code comes out?
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Postby cidbahamut » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:30 am UTC

19(i had to stop and think about that)/M/VA

well next semester i shall be moving into the apartment/suite/whatever you call it that xkcd lived in last year. Sadly there shall not be any studying for Guitar Hero finals this coming semester. However, we might make the universe implode by having 5 people simultaneously use linux under one roof.
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Postby radiantthought » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:43 am UTC

Hello world.

I'm a 21 year old male who is in the process of changing the world and becoming a millionairre. But until then it's temp jobs, blah!
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Postby Shoofle » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:52 am UTC

You know, Kira might get in trouble for showing some of these comics to middle-school students.
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Postby Prof. Karly » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:56 pm UTC

This is my first post. I'm a student in Northern Ontario, 16. I'm not taking physics or anything, I'm a music student but I still enjoy the comics.
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Postby Kas » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:29 am UTC

Myself, I'm an 18 year old youngin' from California.

Dropped out of school to pursue my true passion of street mimery.




In reality though I have an office job at this place that customizes wheelchairs, and am starting college next year. Political science or something after I get my AA and escape the gaping maw of community college.
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Postby Chocobean » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:39 am UTC

Prof. Karly wrote:This is my first post. I'm a student in Northern Ontario, 16. I'm not taking physics or anything, I'm a music student but I still enjoy the comics.


ah-ha! So you are not really a prof 8D

the comics have a softer side sometimes, and those are very enjoyable for anyone, I think. I wonder though, how many (which ones) of us are Real Life friends of xkcd? Shoofle is his girlfriend?
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