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by gtg947h
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: ...Because it's the law (Unjust rules and laws)
Replies: 139
Views: 13487

Re: ...Because it's the law (Unjust rules and laws)

Now, though, I'd like to discuss other laws; specifically, I'd like to discuss (at least for a little bit) gun laws. <snip> Opinions? Agree 110%. Georgia's better WRT most of that, though the off-limits places for carry are rather :roll: . We're working on fixing that though. How much longer are yo...
by gtg947h
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Liberal, Moderate or Conservative?
Replies: 89
Views: 9222

Re: Poll: Liberal, Moderate or Conservative?

The gun thing is tricky for me. I think people should be allowed to do what they like - but I also can't see any reason that someone would want to own a handgun (not a hunting rifle or something) except for to point it at other people. And that's evidently not good. So unless anyone can come up wit...
by gtg947h
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Liberal, Moderate or Conservative?
Replies: 89
Views: 9222

Re: Poll: Liberal, Moderate or Conservative?

I'm part of the "leave me the hell alone" party. A "small-'L' libertarian", if you will. Government is a necessary evil that must be constantly monitored and disciplined by the people, and its excess growths regularly pruned before they grow too far. I strongly support gun rights...
by gtg947h
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atomic Bomb
Replies: 80
Views: 7994

Re: Atomic Bomb

Just to throw my cent in... I'm pretty sure US invasion plans called for using atomic bombs to soften up the coastal defenses, if it had come to that. And I think last-ditch Japanese resistance plans involved using just about everything that could move for kamikaze attacks. And finally, I'm pretty s...
by gtg947h
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Dietry Differences in a Relationship
Replies: 34
Views: 4669

Re: Dietry Differences in a Relationship

My wife doesn't eat red meat, and she's picky about her poultry. I have no qualms about eating dead animal. We struck a deal that I'd stop eating pork (other stuff's better anyways), and she wouldn't bug me about it any more. We generally run by her preferences at home, unless I'm making something j...
by gtg947h
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic
Replies: 71
Views: 12049

Re: Make your own "Fuck Grapefruit" comic

fuck pineapples.jpg Difficulty scaling: Anything requiring a tool for me to eat it (knife, peeler, or otherwise) is on "-X" axis. Tasty scaling: Things I will not eat are on "-Y" axis I'm also operating on the assumption that this is eating the fruit as-is, rather than as juice ...
by gtg947h
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48649

Re: Geek Project: Retro-Futurish Star-pilot Costume w/zap gun

Be very careful with the zap gun... you're going to California; they may arrest you for carrying an assault weapon or something.
by gtg947h
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 111186

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

I should be: 1. Making dinner for my wife so she can eat when she gets home 2. Finishing the taxes so I can get my refund 3. Writing a letter to some state senators regarding a certain piece of legislation that I really want passed 4. Cleaning stuff (kitchen, bathroom, guns, living room...) But inst...
by gtg947h
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last person on Earth scenarios
Replies: 134
Views: 10901

Re: Last person on Earth scenarios

Assuming no reasonable way to resurrect humanity: Fly every airplane I could, steal military planes, and bomb shit to watch the explosions. Especially in case of zombies. Drive really fast Write down everything I know and try to build a blast-hardened shelter with as much of mankind's collected lear...
by gtg947h
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Illegal Immigration.
Replies: 498
Views: 42251

Re: Illegal Immigration.

My take on the whole matter: I have nothing at all against immigrants--my great-grandparents immigrated in the 20s. I don't think there should be quotas or arbitrary limits on how many people are allowed to immigrate at any one time. That being said, you should have to follow the laws to come in, an...
by gtg947h
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17814

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Last purchase? Flowers for the wife. Next purchase? Mosin-Nagant:
by gtg947h
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs From the 80s!?!?!
Replies: 46
Views: 8403

Re: Songs From the 80s!?!?!

Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner

twelve minutes of sheer awesomeness.
by gtg947h
Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: donations - organs, fluids, cells, etc
Replies: 97
Views: 5829

Re: donations - organs, fluids, cells, etc

So how exactly does one go about donating sperm for money?
by gtg947h
Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: donations - organs, fluids, cells, etc
Replies: 97
Views: 5829

Re: donations - organs, fluids, cells, etc

I just got back from giving blood. Whole donations only, please; double-red, platelets, or plasma exceed my "sit-in-one-place-doing-nothing" limit, especially if I can't move my arms. My blood is O+, and supposedly I'm missing some antibody, which means that my blood can be used for newbor...
by gtg947h
Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls
Replies: 94
Views: 10986

Re: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls

Apparently in some of the older bathrooms at GT, there's a tradition of writing your hometown in the grout between the tiles. In the AE building, people wrote names of various geographical features on other planets. But the best two I've seen: "Some come here to shit and stink and pick crabs of...
by gtg947h
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Swimming and nerves
Replies: 57
Views: 4627

Re: Swimming and nerves

I learned to swim early; my mom grew up with a pool and my dad swam competitively in high school (incidentally, he was a swimming instructor in the Navy for a little while). I love being in the water; at the beach I go in and don't come out except maybe to put on sun lotion or get another beer. I'm ...
by gtg947h
Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: American university v British university
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: American university v British university

Georgia Tech is rather interesting, as such places go. It's a public university with a heavy science/engineering focus, though the business/management school is pretty good, and the "liberal arts" school is expanding. (as a side note, even the liberal arts students take the lab science, CS...
by gtg947h
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Query concering shelf life of home-made spaghetti sauce
Replies: 38
Views: 5724

Re: Query concering shelf life of home-made spaghetti sauce

If I know I'm going to be using it within the next 4-5 days, I don't bother to freeze it. Longer than that, and I will. What you might want to do is break off a certain amount (enough for 4-5 days) and let that thaw, keeping it in the fridge. When it runs out, thaw out the next 4-5 days' worth. Cons...
by gtg947h
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 10356

Re: What's your day job?

Major: BS in Aerospace Engineering
Day job: Research and development engineer at a well-known aircraft manufacturer.
Night job: Porn star.
by gtg947h
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 22893

Re: Post your arsenal

Note: stock photos Marlin 880SS .22 rifle http://www.outdoorsupplies.co.nz/Marlin880SS.jpg Ruger 10/22 .22 rifle http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/images/Products/109T.jpg Currently building this (20" AR-15): http://www.del-ton.com/v/vspfiles/photos/RKT102-2T.jpg Also on my "to buy wh...
by gtg947h
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Benefits of Marriage
Replies: 43
Views: 5418

Re: Benefits of Marriage

IMO, governments shouldn't be recognizing "marriage" as such. There should be "domestic partnerships" which any two mentally-competent adults could enter, and would solely provide the tax and other economic/inheritance benefits. Whether you call it a marriage, or have a ceremony,...
by gtg947h
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: |=_(|<1|\|9 hell (a.k.a. Verator is/has a pain in the balls)
Replies: 90
Views: 6345

Re: Fucking hell

My first thought was "kidney stone"... but I've never had one, so I can't comment firsthand on the feeling. But I think that could definitely explain pain and blood in the urine.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, just a passing interest in medicine and biology.
by gtg947h
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Curses
Replies: 125
Views: 9148

Re: Creative Curses

Aww, my post disappeared...

"Fucking hell on a shitstick" is one of my favorites... and no, I don't know what a shitstick is.

"Shitcock" and "motherfucking son of a whore" are also common. As is "fucknugget."
by gtg947h
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students
Replies: 28
Views: 3165

Re: Students

I'm talking about the books for intro-level calculus, physics, chemistry, etc. The stuff that isn't changing often, if at all. There's no need to come out with a new edition of the calculus book every year, when all of the changes are just rearranging chapters in a different order, and correcting a ...
by gtg947h
Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 109478

Re: Childhood misconceptions

Oh, boy, where to begin? (age 5) I was looking at my mom's driver's license one day in the car. I noticed that she was an organ donor, so I asked her what that meant. She told me that it meant people could use parts of her body to help others. Well, I thought about it for a bit. A little while later...
by gtg947h
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Students
Replies: 28
Views: 3165

Re: Students

I had one professor who essentially copied parts of the book to powerpoint slides, and read them during class. I had another one who mandated that we buy the book (which he wrote)... took me three weeks to realize that the book was just his lecture notes in bound form. Perhaps the problem with textb...
by gtg947h
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Kitty! No really though, I need some suggestions...
Replies: 41
Views: 4232

Re: Kitty! No really though, I need some suggestions...

Tai (our siamese) has made several trips between Savannah and Atlanta (about a 4 hour ride, depending on stops). She stays in the carrier the whole time, and cries for the first couple minutes or whenever there's abrupt acceleration or turning. The worst part of it all, though, is getting her in sai...
by gtg947h
Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: American Food (Split from the man thread for being wussy)
Replies: 222
Views: 24217

Re: American Food (Split from the man thread for being wussy)

Chili should be hot, spicy, with beans... and if you turn over the fork/spoon that you're eating it with, none of it should come off. With spaghetti is fine, or without. Cornbread is better, though, if it's available. We have chili cookoffs at work occasionally. One guy grows habaneros at home, and ...
by gtg947h
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6
Replies: 127
Views: 11110

Re: What I thought was the worst way to die, Age 6

My biggest fear (around first grade) was sparked by a book my teacher gave me to take home for the weekend. It was explaining how big a a billion was, and at one point said that if you were to start counting and keep going, it would take you 95 years to get there. I was deathly afraid that I'd sudde...
by gtg947h
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Facial Hair-larity
Replies: 51
Views: 5641

Re: Facial Hair-larity

I don't much like shaving, but the scratchiness and the fact that I sit there and play with the stubble continually if it goes beyond 48 hours makes me shave. And I like the feeling afterwards. Tried to grow a beard once; made it to five days before I gave up and shaved. It felt amazing afterwards.
by gtg947h
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you wear when you sleep?
Replies: 120
Views: 11666

Re: What do you wear when you sleep?

I can't sleep with any kind of shirt on, or I wake up drenched in sweat about an hour or two into the sleep. Usually I go briefs only (the little man needs support! just like big boobs..) if by myself or with my wife. If others are in the room, I'll wear shorts over that. Maybe even the pants I wore...
by gtg947h
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's wrong with highschool dances?
Replies: 135
Views: 13054

Re: What's wrong with highschool dances?

I deliberately spent prom night at work both years, making money instead of spending it.
by gtg947h
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minors and Alcohol
Replies: 168
Views: 17465

My parents started letting me have a beer or glass of wine with/after dinner at 13, as long as I wasn't going out afterwards. The fact that my mom's family is Irish Catholic was probably a factor; when visiting family the first question when you come through the door is usually "What would you ...
by gtg947h
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Photonic Laser Thruster - Mars in only a week?
Replies: 46
Views: 6180

The biggest problem with this propulsion method is power consumption... at perfect efficiency, it would take 300 MW (yes, MEGAwatts) to get one Newton of thrust. It just ain't practical.
by gtg947h
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 198
Views: 46723

This is (to me) the most convincing evidence that the landings are indeed not faked: Did you ever wonder how impossible of a task it would be to keep the thousands and thousands of people who worked on the project quiet ? The guys that unloaded moon rocks (which weren't there at launch), mission con...
by gtg947h
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30916

Finished my BS in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech earlier this year.
by gtg947h
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fictional Races
Replies: 153
Views: 11963

In no particular order, maybe:

Chirpsithra (Larry Niven, The Draco Tavern)

Gand (Star Wars)

Cylon (Battlestar Galactica, new series)

Oankali (Octavia Butler, Xenogenesis)
by gtg947h
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you find comfort in knowing?
Replies: 52
Views: 5488

How airplanes really work (and for that matter, airline ops, the air traffic control system, and the whole design process). All you scared of flying types just need to chill out...
by gtg947h
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Packing for College
Replies: 133
Views: 10081

If your dorms are anything like the ones we had... Get together everything you think you'll want to take. Then, cut back on it until you think you're down to the bare minimum, then get rid of half of what's left. Now you're ready to go. And you'll probably discover that most of the stuff you did bri...
by gtg947h
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Sports Scholarships (Split from Politeness)
Replies: 251
Views: 19669

My personal take...

Personally, I don't care if athletes are getting full-ride scholarships or not, or whether football or other sports are officially promoted by the school. That is, as long as funds for all of it comes solely through the athletic association (ticket sales and specific donations to the AA). I like foo...

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