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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:16 am UTC

These pictures are really cool... Suddenly I want to study microbiology.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Kithplana » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:38 am UTC

These pictures are too. You can probably see most if not all of the artifacts on the Met's own site, but this is an impressive (and browseable) collection all on its own.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:42 am UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby I Am Raven » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:04 am UTC

It's likely I am going to be working in a Games Workshop soon. :D
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby legopelle » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:27 am UTC

God damn I have needed this for a long time. I finally had the moneys to buy a proper stage piano to replace my aging keyboard.
It's the best thing. The. Best.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:27 pm UTC

Sweet, my pies are done!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby I Am Raven » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:45 pm UTC

legopelle wrote:... a proper stage pian ... It's the best thing. ...

Yes. Yes it is. (:
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Ptolom » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:09 pm UTC

Magnanimous wrote:These pictures are really cool... Suddenly I want to study microbiology.

If you still have the urge http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index_body.html is a really good website. They've been putting out a monthy magazine since 199-something so there's a huge back catalogue of article.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Garm » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:47 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Cathy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:16 pm UTC

My daffodils are blooming! Also, my nasturtiums are growing nicely and my snapdragons and christmas cactus are planning to bloom again!

I can grow stuff!!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Jumble » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:44 pm UTC

Anyone remember me ranting on this very thread some 9 months back that I had finally manged to get a paper published in a peer reviewed journal? Or that we'd demonstrated active seismic processes on Mars? Well, its going to print and we've been picked up by Nature magazine! See here for more details. At last I'm doing real science! Want to join in?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby I Am Raven » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:21 am UTC

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Zarq » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

CONGRATULATIONS!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Gear » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Xeio » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:54 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Tomlidich » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:56 pm UTC

HAPPY FESTIVUS
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Gear » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:16 pm UTC

Tomlidich wrote:
HAPPY FESTIVUS


Wait - isn't Festivus on December 23rd?

This may just be me being stupid- in which case, please ignore.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby lucrezaborgia » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:00 pm UTC

Garm wrote:What'd you do to yourself? I'm recovering from arthroscopic surgery on my knee. Trying to figure out if I'm ready to start running again.


I kinda know the answer to this question. Build back up the muscle with resistance exercises first and just take it slow from there. Light weights and resistance bands via PT and swimming should do the trick.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Garm » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:11 pm UTC

lucrezaborgia wrote:
Garm wrote:What'd you do to yourself? I'm recovering from arthroscopic surgery on my knee. Trying to figure out if I'm ready to start running again.


I kinda know the answer to this question. Build back up the muscle with resistance exercises first and just take it slow from there. Light weights and resistance bands via PT and swimming should do the trick.


That's an awesome answer! Thanks. :)

I just got myself some resistance bands. The running thing is more mental right now. The knee is pretty stable and is feeling pretty good. As a parent of an 18 month old, I do a lot of squats with eccentric weight resistance.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Little Richie » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:27 am UTC

I really don't know where else to put this, I find it way too awesome.

I used to watch the Simpsons a lot, but I hadn't in a while.
I caught this yesterday, and it's honestly the funniest thing I have herd on the Simpsons.

*Marge is pouring packets of ketchup into a ketchup bottle.*
Marge: "Honey, this is how I save money on ketchup and mustard"
Lisa: "Do you do it with relish?"
Marge: "Nah I'm kind of embarrassed about it"

I'm still laughing at how amazing this is! :lol:
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:30 am UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:14 pm UTC

Made a bitching papprica con queso* today, the first time I tried it, and it turned out magnificent. I am very proud of myself right now.

*It would have been a chillé con carné, but my housemate can't stand chillies and I'm trying to be a vegetarian.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SlyReaper » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:56 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby lucrezaborgia » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:36 am UTC

I've been looking for books from my childhood and I finally found one of them!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Aztec-Cott ... 0531091732

I got it in the mail the other week and I just opened it up today. It's just as awesome as I remember! Should I scan some of the illustrations? The temple precinct illustration takes up two pages and shows the two main temples in Tenochtitlan with the blood running down the steps. :D
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:33 am UTC

I rode 33.98 miles today. That makes a total of 161.54 miles of bike riding in just the last eight days. :)
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby OBrien » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:01 pm UTC

Today I was productive. Super productive by my standards in fact: I went to the shops and got the food and soap I need, did all the washing up in the house (seriously, there was a lot; it took about 4 hours, or more if you include breaks), washed two loads of clothes and got myself squeaky clean with a nice, extra-long shower. As a bonus, I also found a new great outfit out of my clothes that were actually clean this morning, but that was just luck so I'm not gonna count it. Makes things extra awesome, though!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby raike » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:33 pm UTC

My knees and lower-back are finally better after I hurt them two weeks and a bit ago! It's back to running and lifting for me!
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Felstaff » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:03 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby roband » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:09 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Dark Avorian » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:14 am UTC

EEEEEH, best birthday ever. The used copy of Spivak's Calculus I ordered to self study for next year arrived, and then my presents included the Princeton Companion to Mathematics. :DDDD (Note, this happened about a week ago and both books are awesome!)
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Tomlidich » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:46 pm UTC

awesome: my car is almost fixed! it was a royal pain in the ass to dissasemble the engine i found in the junkyard and replace the parts on it that needed replacing, but it is almost ready to drop in my car! YAY.



.........also, i still hate you, engineers who work at ford. go fuck yourself with a big splintery post.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:00 pm UTC

... we've got a couple of engineers who work for Ford here. They're nice people.

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Tomlidich » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:23 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:... we've got a couple of engineers who work for Ford here. They're nice people.

/Downer Ending



tell that to my bruised and scraped knuckles, and the strewn apart hunks of metal that used to be a valve train and pistons.
all because they decided that plastic was a good material to build an absolutely essential, and if it breaks you are screwed part out of.

as you may have guessed, engine overhauls because the original people who designed the thing did not think, are not fun.


but i will not dwell on this.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 pm UTC

Tomlidich wrote:awesome: my car is almost fixed! it was a royal pain in the ass to dissasemble the engine i found in the junkyard and replace the parts on it that needed replacing, but it is almost ready to drop in my car! YAY.



.........also, i still hate you, engineers who work at ford. go fuck yourself with a big splintery post.

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer Limited and my check engine light has come on for the fourth time in the year I've had it. I'm going to have to replace an O2 sensor again. :(
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Amie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:23 am UTC

I found this awesome Hitler movie video making tool on teh Internetz: http://downfall.jfedor.org/create/

So if anyone wants to make a /sad/ Amie smile, please come up with hilarious shit and surprise me. It'd make my day :D
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Deva » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:37 am UTC

Is a Hitler image acceptable?
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Amie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:11 am UTC

Bahahahahahaha!

Thanks :D
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Tomlidich » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby cephalopod9 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:32 am UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:HOLY FUCK THIS IS AWESOME
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92651021/cr ... with-beard

Oh Man! I need to start pinching myself to crochet more. (my own modest beard hats have been more lumberjack style)

Yarn is awesome.
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Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Postby Gear » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:21 pm UTC

pseudoidiot wrote:HOLY FUCK THIS IS AWESOME
http://www.etsy.com/listing/92651021/cr ... with-beard


There's also a knitted version (this links to the pattern):

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... tle-bonnet
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