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by Poiesis
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64527

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

LOL. Didn't notice.

sigh.

damn you, word filt3r.

lol @ awesomification

edit: good lord! it doesn't stop!
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 64527

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

Yes. Yes, this. The title of this thread is what I am. I had such a beautiful night. I love my friends. I love the #xkcd IRC. I love beer and cannabis and music. I love life. I love lamp. Giddy. That's what I am, only I seem to retain a modicum of self-control. Mmm, evolution... giving us the power ...
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 444231

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

w00t.

Click for full-size:

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by Poiesis
Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 254895

Re: High and low point of your day

Low: A life-saving check which is in the mail didn't arrive today as hoped. High: Visited friends, had a lovely time, got to play a Hang drum (possibly the coolest instrument ever), and one of my friends lent me $20 til my check arrives. High: Due to the generosity of my friend, I am preparing to co...
by Poiesis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 172898

Re: Post YOUR music here (Merged : The Rainbow Correction)

http://myspace.com/phytophilous has an assortment of recent stuff. A more organized database of slightly-less recent stuff can be found under Location ---> But you should very definitely go to http://last.fm/music/Poiesis and play things there, over and over again, because apparently they pay me whe...
by Poiesis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF Bay Area or Davis Winter Meetup
Replies: 14
Views: 3520

Re: SF Bay Area or Davis Winter Meetup

I live in SF, but I'm new to these forums and generally uber-shy around new people. However it *is* xkcd and alcohol would be involved. So I'm probably interested, schedule permitting.
by Poiesis
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 368075

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Bakemaster wrote:Have you tried Smuttynose Winter Ale? I think it's my favorite in that style so far.


That looks delicious, do you know if they export nationwide? I'm on the west coast.
by Poiesis
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 368075

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

New Belgium: Fat Tire - This is one of my friend's favorite beers, and I finally tried it a couple weeks ago, and was dutifully impressed. And then I discovered . . . 1554 - WOW. I think this might be my new favorite beer. I just tried it for the first time a couple nights ago, and it was love at f...
by Poiesis
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Let's Talk About Theobromine - that means Chocolate.
Replies: 186
Views: 62042

Re: Favorite Chocolate

Cacao chocolate is all chocolate: it is the plant from the beans of which chocolate is made.

My favorite is dark chocolate (60% cacao or more) with pieces of neat things in it: berries, bits of orange, exotic nuts, ginger, chili peppers, green tea, etc. Or raw cacao beans. Mmm, theobromine.
by Poiesis
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best meal you ever had
Replies: 40
Views: 5522

Re: Best meal you ever had

I'm not sure offhand what the tastiest or best presented meal I've ever had was, but this story is what immediately springs to mind: I was living with a dear friend of mine for a few weeks at her campus apartment a couple years ago, and we were out exploring the town one day and became hungry. We ha...
by Poiesis
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Program
Replies: 39
Views: 2298

Re: Music Program

I used Reason for years, from version 1.0.1 to 3.0, and while it is amazing (and a great place to learn synthesis theory on a computer), it begins to feel very cumbersome and limiting after a while, as mentioned above. It can make some absolutely amazing sounds, and the sequencer as of v4.0 is quite...
by Poiesis
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485324

Re: Favorite home experiments

Though, if you take a grape and cut it nearly all the way in half (but leave some skin holding the two halves together) and put it flat-sides down on a plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds you get some neat sparks :) Oh goodness! I will have to make a note of this also! Thanks! :) My pleasure! Ple...
by Poiesis
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Buttered Cat Paradox
Replies: 110
Views: 29726

Re: Buttered Cat Paradox

But when we opened the box, the collapsing wavefunction would cause violation of the cat and/or butter laws! This may well be the key to preventing the travesty that is floor dust adhered to toast with delicious molten butter. If you can harness quantum mechanics to cause buttered toast to land dry...
by Poiesis
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Internet Consumption
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Your Internet Consumption

Too Much.

plz note use of capital letters.
by Poiesis
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your back/shoulders/collarbone.
Replies: 222
Views: 22620

Re: Post your back/shoulders/collarbone.

I... okay. New here, but I'm uninhibited at the moment and happen to have a good one of these on file.

Spoiler:
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My room gets no direct sun this time of year. I miss it. =\
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:06 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Buttered Cat Paradox
Replies: 110
Views: 29726

Re: Buttered Cat Paradox

But when we opened the box, the collapsing wavefunction would cause violation of the cat and/or butter laws! This may well be the key to preventing the travesty that is floor dust adhered to toast with delicious molten butter. If you can harness quantum mechanics to cause buttered toast to land dry...
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Internet Consumption
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Your Internet Consumption

This one time, my laptop's power adapter fried, but it took me days to diagnose the problem (the light still worked). I thought my machine died on me. That was the most productive IRL week I've had in months. Sigh.
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Do particles ever touch?
Replies: 42
Views: 5813

Re: Do particles ever touch?

However, I'd like to add that a state of quantum entanglement, wherein two particles will take on the properties of each other instantaneously over any distance, thus effectively ignoring the limits of the speed of light, or "bandwidth cap" (sorry) imposed upon the theoretical transfer of...
by Poiesis
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485324

Re: Favorite home experiments

Robitripping, huh? :shock: It really is fascinating! I even once used it to successfully reverse an acquaintance's daily heroin addiction (never went there myself, thankfully), preventing him several days of hellish withdrawal syndrome with a single administration. There's lots of fascinating and c...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 254895

Re: High and low point of your day

Look, it folds up when you aren't using it, for convenient storage almost anywhere! low - woke up hours later than planned high - made quinoa, worked on a music project low - almost out of quinoa (and most other foods) high - joined this forum low - lost precious sleep to this forum (for...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Near Future
Replies: 57
Views: 4059

Re: The Near Future

Nanotech? Do foldable electronics outweigh gray goo? See also: Non-addictive opioid-receptor agonist pain-killers, petroleum-eating bacteria and booming hemp-based textile and bio-fuel industries. Yay future! Oh, and for super-near future, anyone have any updates on the re-appropriation of old analo...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9372808

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

These fora are amazing.

*swoons*
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I love...
Replies: 107
Views: 7893

Re: I love...

-Appreciation threads -Nice people -Sensory overload -Sensory deprivation -Dark beer -Red wine -Cannabis -Plants in general -Entheogenesis -Sunlight -Moonlight -Weather (someone mentioned thunderstorms... damn I miss them, too! Lately I have to settle for strong Pacific winds) -Alchemy -The Invisibl...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117878

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

I think you're cute but I can't be sure. More photos please. If you insist! These are sort of recent: http://poiesis.lsdxm.com/img/pic.jpg http://poiesis.lsdxm.com/img/anotherpic.jpg This one is older, but it's relevant: http://poiesis.lsdxm.com/img/lolhair.jpg Heh. Being creepy is fun. Hmm... that...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Before He Was Famous: Schrödinger's Pizza
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Before He Was Famous: Schrödinger's Pizza

lol!

edit: cheese?? pizza. hmm.
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Assumptions and Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 2285

Re: Assumptions and Reality

Make the ball alive, and throw in some radioactive material and a geiger counter wired to a hammer suspended above a bottle of vaporous poison and you're on to something... The uncertainty principle means we can't ever fully predict everything. I thought it meant we can never fully predict any thin...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 590
Views: 485324

Re: Favorite home experiments

Hmm... Well, as a teenager I was quite fond of doing a simple acid/base extraction of the dissociative-anesthetic alkaloid in cough medicine, converting it to a more easily-metabolized citrate salt, and performing experiments in shamanism, parapsychology, ESP, astral projection, practical neuropharm...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Do particles ever touch?
Replies: 42
Views: 5813

Re: Do particles ever touch?

Rentsi put it really well, I couldn't have said it as effectively as my understanding of such things is not classically educated. *bows* However, I'd like to add that a state of quantum entanglement, wherein two particles will take on the properties of each other instantaneously over any distance, t...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117878

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

AmyShackles wrote:Sure. Blame the girlfriend for the coloring.


I think Philwelch has been drinking colloidal silver and won't own up. ;)
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!
Replies: 733
Views: 117878

Re: Long haired cute geek boys wanted!

Oh hai. People have repeatedly told me that I'm cute, however I find myself consistently incapable of processing all the variables in potential bias necessary to formulate an acceptably concrete opinion. I can, however, certify to the extent that rational thought will allow that my hair is pretty lo...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 206024

Re: I'm so nerdy that I ...

I once consciously traced, with my tactile sense (I was in a deep state of consciousness similar to samadhi), the path of an assembly of fructose molecules through my digestive system, liver, pancreas and bloodstream. Then followed them as they reached my brain as glucose, ATP and resultant electric...
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417556

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Why thank you. I'm probably too tired to play tonight, anyhow. Thinking about running anywhere in just one universe makes me sleepy. But I have enough energy to browse for a bit, I've a feeling there's loads of great alchemical data to be mined here... :)
by Poiesis
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417556

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm new. Anyone want to play quantum duck duck goose? It goes like this: duck duck duck duckgoose superstate! *runs/does not run* *creates new universes* Eventually everyone is and is not a duck (and/or a goose) while simultaneously patting heads while collapsing ducks, and running away from qua...

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