INTRODUCTIONS THREAD

Things that don't belong anywhere else. (Check first).

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Vyathx
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Postby Vyathx » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:00 am UTC

Smajie wrote:I will be eighteen in a month, live in Jerusalem, Israel, and will soon be drafted into the Israeli army. More specifically: intelligence.


Just when we thought that we're finally done with those pesky Israelis...
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Postby hack124x768 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:27 am UTC

17/m/wa/high school senior (class of 07!)

I love the humor here. :)
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Relsqui
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Postby Relsqui » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:11 am UTC

I'm too much of a bum to read this whole thread, but in case anyone is ever curious and looks me up:

20 as of this writing (born Dec. 5 '85 if you want to figure it out yourself), female, born and raised on the east side of the San Francisco Bay (i.e. not the San Francisco side, for the geography impaired). I'm a big believer in education and not coincidentally a high school dropout. Right now, I'm pretty much a slacker, still trying to find the thing that grabs me and makes me want to work at it. In the meantime, I mostly write silly PHP toys.

Oh, and half-assed attempts at comics; cf. my icon (which is me as a lineart penguin).

siren
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Postby siren » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:02 am UTC

21/Female/VA/unemployed college graduate. Yep.

Smajie
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Postby Smajie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:45 am UTC

Vyathx wrote:
Smajie wrote:I will be eighteen in a month, live in Jerusalem, Israel, and will soon be drafted into the Israeli army. More specifically: intelligence.


Just when we thought that we're finally done with those pesky Israelis...

Don't worry; I won't be staying for long. ;)

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First post...

Postby Grincement » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:35 pm UTC

Thought I'd post it here seeing as it seems to be a way of introducing yourself.

I'm 16/f/UK and just starting college. Studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics.

Loving the comic :D
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Smajie
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Postby Smajie » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:36 pm UTC

God. You realists.

You have no idea how envious I am.

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koreanforrabbit
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Postby koreanforrabbit » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:49 pm UTC

31/F/Indianapolis

When I'm not slaving away in my pubicle, I play guitar, sing songs, cook delicious foods and bother my friends. Oh, and I am the defacto leader of an organization called Pie Club, where a bunch of ladies get together to eat pie and drink whiskey, while wearing sweatpants. It's pretty much the most amazing time ever.

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Umlaut
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Postby Umlaut » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:57 pm UTC

20/M/CO

I do tech support for corporate clients.

I'm turning 21 in a week, so I'll soon be able to (legally) drink away the stupidity of someone who calls because NumLock is enabled.

As a young man with way more money than I strictly need, I enjoy all the fun technological gadgets that I want. It's is pimp with a platinum grill. Or something like that.

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Verysillyman
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Postby Verysillyman » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:57 pm UTC

I had a problem with numlock once... But to be fair it was the first time I used my new macbook and I didn't realise I'd done it. I just stopped having letters. But then i saw the little green light.

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Umlaut
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Postby Umlaut » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:10 pm UTC

It turns out that IBM Thinkpads don't have a NumLock indicator...

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Verysillyman
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Postby Verysillyman » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:19 pm UTC

And no-one thinks to just start pressing buttons?

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Umlaut
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Postby Umlaut » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:22 pm UTC

Think? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

That's hilarious.

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Verysillyman
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Postby Verysillyman » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:22 pm UTC

I like to think i'm good with that sort of thing. (Hilarious that is)

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Umlaut
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Postby Umlaut » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:40 pm UTC

I mean, I work at a level I support desk. I'm expected to fix ~53% of the problems I get calls on.

This is greatly aided by stupidity.

To be fair, I do no work at all.

katsielyonz
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Postby katsielyonz » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:56 am UTC

Hilo! It is the post of first from me. ; ).

I am...

20 years of age,
Female,
Unfortunately an uninhabitable (but it must be habitable since people live here) little town called Americus, in Georgia. If you like science, this is not a good place to be. Infact this town boasts of more churches per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. Makes Kansas look liberal... (Not to say religion and science can't coexist, but these people don't think so).

I'm about to graduate with a Bachelors in Psychology, and then I'm off to a hoity-toity Fine Arts college to get my M.F.A.

I want to make comic books as a way to express my own propoganda about the world. :twisted:
Yah yah, poo.

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Detritus
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Postby Detritus » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:22 am UTC

17/m/AZ. High school. I do math and music stuff, mostly.
Then I thought, "Man, I should have just said 'yeah.' "

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rockintom99
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Postby rockintom99 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:27 am UTC

An ASL thread? Psh :wink:

Anyway, 19/m/WA. Out of school, and trying to get a crappy job. Plan to do art school someday.

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Verysillyman
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Postby Verysillyman » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:28 am UTC

It's so we can pounce on all the hot chicks and guys. (depending on your gender and preference)

suzyholly
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Postby suzyholly » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:30 pm UTC

old enough to be your mom, making me the oldest here, right?/F/VA

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auntiesue
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Old people unite!

Postby auntiesue » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:59 am UTC

You are probably not the oldest person here; but I might be. However, this forum does not discriminate on the basis of age. If you laugh at the comic, even if you're faking, you can post.

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Re: Old people unite!

Postby Jeff » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:08 pm UTC

auntiesue wrote:If you laugh at the comic, even if you're faking, you can post.


Haha!

I might consider a fake laugh if I don't get a particular comic, just so other people don't suspect that I don't know *that much* about differential calculus.

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Postby Teaspoon » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:27 am UTC

I have finally begun to post. Like many people, I started reading the comics when I was linked to the Sudo one. I can't pick a favourite comic because the whole collection is just a big blob of funny to me.

I'm 23/m/Sydney, Australia. My job title is "Desktop Deployment Engineer", which sounds almost impressive until you find out that I'm essentially a courier who opens the boxes and plugs the stuff in. My normal clients are hospitals, whose IT departments are too busy with all their terribly computer-illiterate medical staff to have time to wander around plugging computers in. It's the easiest decent-paying job I can imagine myself doing. My life is awesome. :D

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socialist
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Postby socialist » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:32 am UTC

'Allo.

I'm an 18 year old male from ...let's call it central...Arkansas, who will be attending Drexel University in Philadelphia this fall...er, this week. I leave Tues. move-in Thur. and start classes on Monday. So yeah...


...I like math...
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suzyholly
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Postby suzyholly » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:28 pm UTC

I have never had to fake it... a laugh, that is.

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Umlaut
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Postby Umlaut » Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:48 pm UTC

Socialism is a step away from communism, which is a step away from evil. Except that they are both evil already.

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Postby holyyakker » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:32 pm UTC

I'm a music teacher. They keep saying music and math were related in college but my comp professor didn't like it when I handed him algebra equations and my math teacher hated the fugue I turned in for my end of semester project. What gives?
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Postby gonzophysicist » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:46 pm UTC

22/m/Cen.CA. I'm trying to write a thesis on bent paperclips so I can be real physicist some day.
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n1000
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Postby n1000 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:49 am UTC

I give up on searching for the opportunity to make the perfect first post so I'll go the boring route. Hello! I'm a student from Central California (what's up gonzophysicist?) desparately looking for a college to attend next year. If anyone is interested I'm looking into biochemistry, but don't worry, I won't put hormones in your cows.

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Postby Ephphatha » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:56 am UTC

That's pretty close to the perfect first post.

n1000
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Postby n1000 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:59 am UTC

Wow! This must be the first bbs where I've got off on the right foot with the community.

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Verysillyman
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:39 am UTC

Not the whole community, don't be so smug and presumptious. You disgust me.

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Jesse
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Postby Jesse » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:22 am UTC

Yeah, I hate people who won't hormone my cows.

jpowell
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Postby jpowell » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:06 pm UTC

21/m/Durham (the one in the UK).

I'm studying for a MSci in Mathematics and Physics, and hope to do a Phd in QFT. Woo.

Spider
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Postby Spider » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:13 pm UTC

20/m/Leicester (UK)

I'm currently half way through a Masters of Mathematics, and I'm also a barman because my student loan isn't big enough :)

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Postby MightyMouse » Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:28 pm UTC

Penguin wrote:
DejaVoodoo wrote:Hoping to go somewhere in Cambrige (the one that's not MIT, ;))


Wait, there's another college in town?

... d'you mean that little lib-arts school up the river?

:P


ARU isn't an arts college tragically :P

21/m/the-other-cambridge

Studying chemistry, still debating whether or not to sell out.

ERTW
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Postby ERTW » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:49 am UTC

24/m/Canada

I'm a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Photonics. I basically make a living building lasers.

n1000
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Postby n1000 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:26 am UTC

ERTW wrote:24/m/Canada

I'm a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Photonics. I basically make a living building lasers.


Giant lasers I hope?

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Postby ERTW » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:32 pm UTC

n1000 wrote:
ERTW wrote:24/m/Canada

I'm a PhD student in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Photonics. I basically make a living building lasers.


Giant lasers I hope?


Actually, I work with fiber lasers so I can typically make them fairly compact. That said, I do work with some giant lasers. Apparently one of the other group here just got a cutting laser that looks exactly like Megatron's arm gun. We're going to sneak in some time and stick a Decepticon logo sticker on it.

xzqx
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Postby xzqx » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:33 pm UTC

33/f/software engineer

things:
* I am impressed by the diversity of the readers of this fine comic web-site
* I may be the oldest person here who divulged the numerical value of their age
* My username is because many years ago, I got sick of trying to find some version of 'anne' that hasn't been already used by someone else. it has nothing to do with the name of this fine comic web-site
* I am very tired right now


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