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by meta
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:53 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Is there anyone (ANYONE) Near Quebec City?
Replies: 18
Views: 4326

Re: Is there anyone (ANYONE) Near Quebec City?

montreal here as well!

...montreal meetup, anyone?
by meta
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: World Con in 2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1472

I'm THERE.

(I'm (t)here right now, actually. And I'll still be here in 2009. So it is unthinkable that I would not be going.)

Meetup 2009, anyone?
by meta
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: the architecture appreciation thread
Replies: 51
Views: 7960

Lyra Ngalia wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:MIT building


Is that the Gehry building all my MIT friends claim they loathe with a burning passion? Because it looks like a Gehry.


I was thinking it looks more like a Liebeskind.

...and speaking of, the Crystal is probably my favourite recently-constructed building.
by meta
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my friend Catherine is on icanhascheezburger :O
Replies: 56
Views: 5377

Re: my friend Catherine is on icanhascheezburger :O

Nosforit wrote:It glues the caption on its cat. o_o

or else kitteh get hose again
by meta
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: my friend Catherine is on icanhascheezburger :O
Replies: 56
Views: 5377

semicolon wrote:yeah this is funny i guess but it'd be way funnier if the cat had bad grammar

hay why u be so prescriptivist?

http://linguisticmystic.com/2007/05/29/ ... lectology/
by meta
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

Fusilliban wrote:This is *not* the kind of dorkiness I was thinking about.

Now to find a way to combine the two.

Aleatoric...coding?
by meta
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite book vendors
Replies: 18
Views: 5177

In Montréal, QC: S.W. Welch Bookseller. On top of having an excellent selection of interesting finds (signed book of Irving Layton poems! squee) they get bonus points for having a store cat and being open late and being right next to the bagel shop! In Waterloo, ON: Not that many booksellers to cho...
by meta
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39931

7-8 is par, which is why I started this thread. Rly? I hate to think of the books I would have missed out on if I only started reading when I was 8 years old! My parents tell me I started reading when I was two, which I find somewhat dubious but not inconsistent with my childhood memories. I mainly...
by meta
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dream find?
Replies: 29
Views: 6380

I was indeed blinking at the one-off publishing, mostly because I hadn't considered the minimum order thing. I thought you meant they'd fire up the presses for one single copy of the book you were looking for, which would be rather astounding. My dream find would be a copy (original or fascimilie) o...
by meta
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Dream find?
Replies: 29
Views: 6380

Jesster wrote:That Australian site is my last resort, when a book is out of print, they will often do a special one-off publishing of it just for your order.

*blinks*
by meta
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Funny answers to questions (or "How to be a dick")
Replies: 86
Views: 8325

Vaniver wrote:"What's up?"
"i cross j."

hee!
by meta
Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:46 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

Sandry wrote:
meta wrote:May I suggest staging a performance of Terry Riley's In C?


This suggestion a) scares the fuck out of me, b) would be so hardcore awesome geektastic.

Key word(s) here are hardcore awesome geektastic
by meta
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

Herro! Was out in the bush, away from teh internets, am back and reconnected now, all is right with the world. I am for sure coming 100%, and I can get myself to Ottawa no problem, unless you are indeed passing through Montreal?
by meta
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5328

10/10!
by meta
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Intelligent or pompous?
Replies: 24
Views: 3079

I totally sympathize. Many times I've been having fun with my friends or we've gotten ahold of a great idea and someone yells out "Oh me yarm, we're being SOOO nerdy right now lol" and I go YES THANK YOU FOR MESSING IT UP WHAT IS YOUR POINT. This is in a group of admitted nerds, too. WHY ...
by meta
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5328

kcr wrote:And I downloaded a font called Embossing Tape that looks like.. embossing tape. Or those label makers that punch down stuff. I like it but it's not really suitable for most things.

download'd! I like it too.
by meta
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite fonts
Replies: 60
Views: 5328

Helvetica. Which is why I'm all a twitter about the new Helvetica movie . I went to the Montreal premiere of this a few months ago, and it filled me with so much glee! Not only was the movie superbly well-done, but there were a few people in the audience who showed up wearing Arial tshirts; during ...
by meta
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

ooh...it's only a few hours to Ottawa from Montreal; pls to add me to the Ottawa pickup! I can meet you anywhere in Ottawa, so as not to create additional detours.
by meta
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Song That Reminds Me of xkcd.
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Twasbrillig wrote:There are other search engines.


I had, quite honestly, forgotten that.
by meta
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

<< is female.

End of August sounds good.
by meta
Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:31 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

news is, I all of a sudden don't have a ride up from London should I make it out, which is looking less and less likely. I wonder what it costs to bus from London to Montreal? Pretty cheap, especially if you book early, and travel at odd times; probably less than $100 return trip? Why London to Mon...
by meta
Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

I'm willing, but unable; I only have my G1 and a few rather miserable driving lessons under my belt. If I can find a willing friend, I'm in. Alternately, bus tix from Toronto to Montreal are $10 if you book nowish, so a very last resort could involve some absurd combination of bus-riding and car-ren...
by meta
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

*expresses continued enthusiasm*

I've recently discovered that in Montreal, one only needs to be 18 to rent a car. So, (heaven forbid) should you not get your G2, or if anything else happens, we can probably still make this happen with only a few convoluted detours.
by meta
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What are the top universities for Mathematics
Replies: 54
Views: 9676

Sad that there's no Canadian Universities up yet. From my limited experience (ie talking to people), the best in Canada for Math are (in no particular order): University of Toronto University of Waterloo York University University of British Columbia and University of Western Ontario (I went to the...
by meta
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

skyo wrote:In C sounds like fun. I might be able to join on piano. But that assumes we have access to a piano (or multiple pianos if other pianists are playing?)

electric keyboard, anyone?
by meta
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243071

The username I came up with two days after I registered, and wish I had used instead: qtje.

(xkcd transposed into Dvorak. *grins*)
by meta
Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy Pet Peeves
Replies: 445
Views: 112567

- Prescriptivists, i.e. people who don't understand language shift and act smug about it - When people make statements that make it apparent that they don't understand concentration gradients : Manager: "It's not very humid out, that paint isn't going to dry very fast" Me: "...You're ...
by meta
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:54 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

When it comes to xkcd meetups, I'm of the opinion that Not Very Good Plans are better, in most cases, than Situations That Result In Sarah Not Being Able To Attend. I do understand your reluctance; I had the same. But I quashed it. Hard. I'll ask around here and see if any of my over-21 friends are ...
by meta
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

May I suggest staging a performance of Terry Riley's In C ? Is it too difficult for an average player to sightread? Or, is there any way I could get my hands on a cheap copy beforehand? Reading the score isn't the difficult part of performing this piece; the phrases are pretty simple. The challenge...
by meta
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Southern Ontario Carpool
Replies: 78
Views: 16311

I am interested and enthusiastic, but, alas, only 19. Rrr!

Would it be possible for someone else to rent the car (parents? older friends/relatives?) and then have us drive it? A long shot, but worth looking into, maybe?
by meta
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

May I suggest staging a performance of Terry Riley's In C?
by meta
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Entertain us - win a ticket
Replies: 96
Views: 25378

Metamorphoses, Calvinball, and Scrabble...!!! I would vote for Ren, but I'd much rather roadtrip with her.
by meta
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Car Pooling
Replies: 90
Views: 22940

I had started thinking that just getting to Kitchener from Montréal would be kind of an (expensive) ordeal; student train tickets run ~$200, and then there's still the drive down to Cambridge. BUT WHOA. I just found $10 bus tix, Montréal-Toronto. Plan Southern Ontario is back in action! I liked th...
by meta
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Car Pooling
Replies: 90
Views: 22940

Aw. Thanks anyway! In that case...I may just take a bus Montréal-Boston, unless I find other Montréalers willing to carpool. (Anyone?)
by meta
Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Other ACTIVITIES
Replies: 140
Views: 22986

CreemyNougat wrote:Calvinball, anyone?


YES
by meta
Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0289: "Alone"
Replies: 208
Views: 54495

I once knit my (ex-)boyfriend a Möbius scarf, and we would send each other long emails in symbolic logic...alas, the boy I am now semi-courting is interesting but not quite geeky enough for me, I think. I am mostly just waiting for physics class to start in the fall, and if I see any xkcd shirts, I...
by meta
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:50 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180647

Many Lives -> 49 MP by Final Fantasy

(I definitely recommend putting this album (He Poos Clouds) on repeat and taking a leisurely browse through the xkcd archives; I'm not really sure why, but they seem to go quite well together!)
by meta
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 137518

I wonder if Randall suspected that something like this might happen when he posted those coordinates. It's like he has a neat superpower: ability to create a nerd-swarm on command!

I might, in fact, be tempted to abuse this power, if I were him.
by meta
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 137518

I'll bring my measuring tape; see you all there.

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