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by adho
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

You guys do have a very nice fountain. And Questacon!
by adho
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

More or less. The idea is to do as many laps of the course as you can in the 24 hours, so you generally stop every couple of laps to do stuff like eating/going to the loo/putting on warmer clothes. The top riders probably don't stop more than a couple of minutes at a time though. Wow...not much els...
by adho
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

I have a degree in engineering, I work in IT, I won gold in my category at the Australian National 24 Hour Solo Mountainbiking Championships last weekend, and I'm a girl. I think the whole "women are inferior at maths and science" bullshit is thoroughly dead. Extremely impressed by a 24 h...
by adho
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

Cloud Walker wrote:$10+ per six pack


Stop destroying my preconceived notions!
More importantly, you can get a six pack of beer for under ten dollars?! That's it, I'm moving to America.
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

Sandry wrote:I think for the most part, I'm just me.


Which is excellent in itself, and to you being happy in that way...I applaud.
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

SlyReaper wrote: I don't know how bandersnatches gained their reputation for frumiosity, but it doesn't apply in this case at least.

They were misrepresented by a dodgson - presumably a dodgy son.
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

I know several grasshoppers that would disagree!
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

Clearly you have much more to learn about the manner of humor in this forum. You are not allowed to be snotty until you have grown your forum wings, grasshopper. Only then are you allowed to be a condescending elitist. /elitist Siryessir. *clicks heels* *salutes* In all seriousness I didn't want to...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

Plasma Man wrote:I make a kick ass-risotto


This, and the ballroom dancing. I would turn gay for you.
Brewing your own beer is pretty up there in general bad-assery. Good subversion! :wink:
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

...You do realize that the stereotype about me is that I'm the "musclebound lunkhead"? As an ex-mil, with combat experience, I defy my stereotype by actually being a nerd? So what you find annoying is the answer to your question. :lol: Well played. Though I don't find the answer to my que...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Re: Defying Stereotypes

People: they're complex. Truth. I'm bored and would like to hear some stories illustrating that, I suppose. I am able to change my bodily configuration, or "transform" if you will, into a vehicle which allows me to move more easily on this planet, or "roll out" if you will. See,...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Defying Stereotypes
Replies: 76
Views: 7135

Defying Stereotypes

Here's the deal. I am, I suppose, what one would call a nerd. I have a passion for all things science, enjoy pure maths and am relatively well versed in the literary world. Two sciences and highest level maths/english at high school blah blah. I enjoy science fiction - novels, movies, television. I ...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388425

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

How about this, we can currently kill virtually any bacteria with antibiotics. But it takes larger quantities and different variations each time, due to the growing resistance. We are breeding superbugs, and one day it will reach breaking point. The superbugpocalypse is nigh. Not true, methinks you...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388425

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

So, what do you do when you've generated an architectural form with upwards of 8 million faces, and you can't get any 3D printing facility to even attempt to render it in real materials? You build it our of cardboard. That is so amazing. It looks so pretty, until you start trying to work out how it...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388425

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The biggest "holy shit now is the future" moment recently was extended capacity SD cards. You know, 2TB on a piece of plastic 3x2cm big. I'm only young and I still remember when commercial solid state was limited to about..2MB. Insanity. The fuck 2TB? Seriously? I can find them announced ...
by adho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1922
Views: 388425

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The biggest "holy shit now is the future" moment recently was extended capacity SD cards. You know, 2TB on a piece of plastic 3x2cm big. I'm only young and I still remember when commercial solid state was limited to about..2MB. Insanity.
by adho
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29485

Re: 0890: Etymology

MikeStern wrote:
adho wrote: ...Incidentally, falcons are raptors.


Clearly you must be mistaken since, as this photo clearly shows, falcons can wear hats, and raptors, as we know, cannot:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raptor

The standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom disagrees.
by adho
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0890: "Etymology"
Replies: 170
Views: 29485

Re: 0890: Etymology

Incidentally, a friend of mine and I were trying to reconcile this, and reasoned that so long as the Kessel Run was a course that had curves or obstacles in it, technically the boast would still work, if he was speaking of the ship's maneuverability. That is, he made the Kessel Run in the shortest ...
by adho
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0774: "Atheists"
Replies: 1042
Views: 183331

Re: 0774: "Atheists"

Conversation my sister and i had the other day when we got cut off by a Lexis on the Highway. "F***! what does he think he's superior to everyone else because he has a Lexis?" "Well, given, He thinks he is superior," point: 'I think therefore I am' There for he is superior"...

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