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by Babbler
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: History recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: History recommendations

Looking for good history books (or biographies of historical people) either on specific periods/people or just history in general. What are some good books to start with/who are the authors I should be researching? You need to be more specific, methinks. I loved the Issac Asimov histories of Ancien...
by Babbler
Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to
Replies: 41
Views: 5803

Re: Magazines You Read/Subscribe to

I bought Scientific American, Discover and National Geographic in past, but lately I stopped the last year or so. I had a rule where I by SciAm if they got two or more articles I really like; since a redesign, they reduced the number of articles, so I just don't buy them as often. I read some of the...
by Babbler
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40899

Re: "Tones" Discussion

I've got a cell phone with voice ID, which is probably a lot worst than most ring tones. My folks got a cordless which emits a short tone followed up voice ID -- and it sounds somewhat creepy ...
by Babbler
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0477: "Typewriter"
Replies: 86
Views: 15634

Re: "Typewriter" Discussion

I've seen a typewriter (my father's), but I don't I written anything with it. It's kinda cool jamming it up as long as doing nothing important with it.

I would like to see one of these mysterious "slide rules" in the flesh and in action.
by Babbler
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1068461

Texas
by Babbler
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: she was my first and i love her still... [Intro to Anime]
Replies: 171
Views: 31857

Thank god this was not a stupid girl advice thread. I don't really remember the first anime I saw. I was deprive of cable television as a child, and the reception from ABC 22 in Vermont/Upstate NY was horrible. It aired some cartoons in the afternoon, like Garfield, Conan the Barbarian and Captain P...
by Babbler
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: what would you choose as your super power?
Replies: 636
Views: 74417

Time travel would be awesome. Imagine what you would say to your child-self...
by Babbler
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0243: "Appropriate Term"
Replies: 89
Views: 42384

I am fine with the touchpad on my laptop. I fine using for simple, non-gaming tasks. I run into trouble with computer mice in my life. First, on my old computer the old model mouse gave up the ghost. My brother bought a USB laser Microsoft mouse for our new computer - now it periodically shuts down ...
by Babbler
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0238: "Pet Peeve #114"
Replies: 61
Views: 31144

Meh. I rather read than go out partying. It feels like the soul is dying inside.

But then again, I am a loner.
by Babbler
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: After reading Homosexuality and Atheism threads: Soul
Replies: 79
Views: 20095

Yeeaaah... they juuuuust went over this in my philosophy class. There's a whole school of thought about that, but the name escapes me. Actually there's a lot of names you could give it. Is it monism? With dualism opposing it. As for the matter of the soul, I have to agree that I don't believe in a ...
by Babbler
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

British >>> Empire
by Babbler
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Schooling?
Replies: 110
Views: 17417

Public away the way from Kindergarten to Grade 11.
by Babbler
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my mom knew Richard Stallman in college
Replies: 154
Views: 21354

IIRC, I am related to a founder of the Filipino Independent Church, a defunct break away faction of the Catholic Church. My late grandmother came from the same familly as Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator of the country during the 70's and 80's. I share a last name with a famous college in England; so ...
by Babbler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

chicken >>> soup

If have to ask, it's too many.
by Babbler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

BOOBIES >>> Breasts
by Babbler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 141
Views: 18468

I lived about a quarter of my expected lifetime (19).
by Babbler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my mom knew Richard Stallman in college
Replies: 154
Views: 21354

I went to the same high school as Elisha Curthbert, I was in took classes with her sister.

That my closest I been to "fame".
by Babbler
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 107785

September 30, 1987. The latest date for register the Quebec school system is/was September 30, so I was a year younger than my peer in primary and secondary school.
by Babbler
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

shoelace >>> gumshoe
by Babbler
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MythBusters
Replies: 183
Views: 14579

I like Mythbusters; it's better than most of the crap on TV. On the subject of it "emulating" science, it more akin to engineering research, where they use known physical principles to make stuff do stuff. Their biggest problem is they test "myths" that are ridiculous on inspecti...
by Babbler
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

prancing >>> Prancer
by Babbler
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Colbert is on our side!
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Gordon wrote:Why you hating on the t dot?


That's one of the national sports!
by Babbler
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ever derived something on your own, only to find out that...
Replies: 48
Views: 8187

In grade school, our agendas had multiplication tables, going from 1 to 12. I remember circling all the multiplication equation with one number multiplied by itself (called squaring in the adult world). I figured there was some to the pattern. Other that weak example, I cannot think of anything else.
by Babbler
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The ambiguity of xoxo
Replies: 124
Views: 26602

O looks like two people hugging, from the top down.
by Babbler
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

Gate >>> Bill Gates
by Babbler
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you did because of XKCD
Replies: 87
Views: 18393

During my earth science lab mid-term, while waiting for the rock samples to pass my way, I wrote in the margin about the grave threat raptors pose to our way of life. The TAs called it "disturbing".

Could she be a sympathizer?
by Babbler
Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random interesting stuff
Replies: 35
Views: 8066

lani wrote:Fox's sad, sad attempt at a conservative Daily Show

They really don't get why the Daily Show is as hilarious as it is.


The laugh track didn't bug me as much as the awkward & silted interplay between the hosts. It sounded so forced and unnatural.
by Babbler
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Things you did because of XKCD
Replies: 87
Views: 18393

I have informed people that science works, bitches.
by Babbler
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 3971
Views: 445139

wierd shit >>> xkcd
by Babbler
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fat Panda Can't Have Sex
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

mathmagic wrote:Am I the only one who thought this was a bot post when I read the title of the topic? :?

Seems to articulated and focused to be a bot title.
by Babbler
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443131

Twasbrillig wrote:Is it the outskirts of Montreal?

Right city, wrong location.
by Babbler
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443131

Is that a plugin for retracting tabs on your desktop? If so, it's pretty cool. I'm assuming he rearranged his icons on his desktop with a clear white background, took a screenshot of that, opened it up in Photoshop, made a new layer and drew on top of it. When done with the new layer, he deleted th...
by Babbler
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 483429

I finished Who Controls the Internet? , an interesting book on the power of national governments (e.g. US, EU, PRC) over the Internet. Question: What kind of books do you like to read: fiction or nonfiction? I enjoy nonfiction mostly, will a quick look at the thread shows a predominance in science f...
by Babbler
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443131

My laptop, with wallpaper of a photo taken by me.

Can you id the city and place where it was taken?

Image
by Babbler
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Operating systems
Replies: 122
Views: 20584

XP going fine by me, and I see no need to change.

BTW, why does Ubuntu get its own category?
by Babbler
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2848909

Truth time: Despite reputation as an intelligent person, I am a bad student. I was rejected from a chemistry program, enter the general science program, then transfered to an university here. I have a thing for lesbian porn. There is this girl I meet in Sec 10 that I liked so joined her group in Anc...
by Babbler
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Flaunt What You've Got!
Replies: 110
Views: 18288

Going for a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences, first year.
by Babbler
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures that make you say "WTF"
Replies: 142
Views: 31520

gotta love schrodinger, best warning sign ever in response to warning labels on science textbooks: i see your warning label and raise you 1 bible: http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q241/wtfallnamesgone/bible_warning_label.jpg Was that label made for the Bible? Because it describes it quite accurat...
by Babbler
Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bush comes up with a genius plan for Iraq.
Replies: 88
Views: 15630

Back in 2004 a magazine (I think it was Time) had a list of trends that show what people are more likely to vote for. Another fun fact! In most cases the taller candidate is elected. Sorry short people, no presidency for you. D: And since we're on the topic of presidents and intelligence, I have no...

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