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by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 89271

Re: Instruments you wish you played

Yup cello. And guitar, piano, harp, vibraphone. Maybe theramin too.
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers
Replies: 38
Views: 13023

Re: Looking for music by good *non-english* singers

Kalafina (Japanese band formed by composer Yuki Kajiura)
Lacrimosa (had this one loop for a while :P)
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819292

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Seems like cliffhangers are Eden's trademark endings...
by modularblues
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category
Replies: 23
Views: 3463

Re: Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category

Oh I didn't realize there was such a list - thanks for pointing that out. I do realize there would be selection bias. Looks like the distribution is an even sharper exponential than I thought...
by modularblues
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category
Replies: 23
Views: 3463

Histogram of post # vs. how many users in each category

I have wondered about this for a while now. I'm curious if the distribution would follow Zipf's Law or something else. If there's a thread on this already, please redirect? I realize this would not reflect the true distribution because not everyone might see this thread or choose to vote, but I'm to...
by modularblues
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a poem or poet
Replies: 11
Views: 5539

Re: Recommend a poem or poet

So hard for me to pick, so here are my favorite poems on deviantART :P
by modularblues
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What Happened to all the Good Books?
Replies: 27
Views: 5011

Re: What Happened to all the Good Books?

The fast-paced media these days is slowly chipping away people's ability to appreciate/process/write books that are not mere casual reads on a train. For much of undergrad, I didn't read for the sake of reading. I did bookmark some authors (pun intended) - Doug Hofstadter , David Sedaris , Douglas C...
by modularblues
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Inventors and engineering sites
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Inventors and engineering sites

Print Magazine seems like a good place to brainstorm. I'm sure you can find more specific websites for what you have in mind though...
by modularblues
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 819292

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Gelsamel wrote:Edit: I don't know if anyone has been following this but Dantalian no Shoka is coming out soon... I CANNOT FUCKING WAIT. Looks amazing.

I am in love with the opening theme.
by modularblues
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:13 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thiel Fellows - ditching school for a fast track to success?
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Thiel Fellows - ditching school for a fast track to succ

For many of these kids, it's like giving them more resources so they can be even more ahead of the pack indeed. Rawr!! :evil: Hypothetically, I would take that money, relocate myself to an island/peninsula near a lake/ocean and (finish) writing my sci-fi(s). Entrepreneurial in the field of cultivati...
by modularblues
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Thiel Fellows - ditching school for a fast track to success?
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Thiel Fellows - ditching school for a fast track to success?

Quoted from their website : "As the first members of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, the Fellows will pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship, and begin to build the technology companies of tomorrow. During their two-year tenure, each Fellow will receive $1...
by modularblues
Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else dislike most kids?
Replies: 251
Views: 34377

Re: Does anyone else dislike most kids?

When I was about seven, I was on an international flight during a family vacation. Some kid was making a fuss, screaming loudly and irritating other passengers, etc. Then I saw that a flight attendant gave the kid a model airplane to play with. This was back in the days when we got playing cards for...
by modularblues
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478325

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Tao of Physics! Will read Douglas Coupland's JPod soon.
by modularblues
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 98352

Re: Manga Thread of Pain

Dr. Frost -- Korean manhwa/webtoon about a professor-psychiatrist who is a combination of Dr. Tony Hill, Dr. Greg House, and Nia (Near) from Death Note. :P Somehow I find that blend of traits utterly irresistible... in a fictional character.
by modularblues
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179276

Re: What are you listening to?

Yuki, Muon, Madobe Nite. (Program Hack Remix) from soundtrack of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
by modularblues
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question your longheld stereotypes...
Replies: 263
Views: 26845

Re: Question your longheld stereotypes...

Question for those who identify as female with some technology career: How does it feel to be part of a field largely dominated by men? Do you care? Do think it actually makes a positive difference? I do care and it definitely makes a positive difference. Having women enter these fields helps more ...
by modularblues
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 317
Views: 179605

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

Planet Earth: The Complete Series (BBC production) Stunning footages of nature. And awesome soundtrack to boot. Currently watching the whole thing on DVD.
by modularblues
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 95128
Views: 7506643

Re: Count to a Million

33655 (wow srsly)
by modularblues
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 140206

Re: Words you love.

Scintillate and gossamer. They suggest magic within.

Gigano wrote:Quintessential. I don't know why, it just sounds rather posh and sophisticated.
I like this one too.
by modularblues
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)
Replies: 17
Views: 8627

PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

Just saw the trailer. Gonna laugh until I cry.

Must give them kudos for casting real grad students and researchers though.
by modularblues
Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: So You Think You Can Dance (really now...)
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

So You Think You Can Dance (really now...)

I can't believe I watched this. And here I thought I would never succumb to reality TV... although morbid curiosity is very occasionally rewarded. I watched the Top 20 dance segments and skipped over the judges' over-dramatic commentary. Except for Nigel and " Lil'C " who is rather clever ...
by modularblues
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Career in Biology
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Career in Biology

Not familiar with the UK system, but any particular sub-field of biology you'd like to do research in? Might be good to focus it a bit, since nowadays there are so many specializations in every field of science. The medicine-related areas are rather competitive from what I've seen, i.e. high risk an...
by modularblues
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mental Patient Uprising
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Re: Mental Patient Uprising

by modularblues
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Keeping in touch with professors after graduation?
Replies: 13
Views: 4134

Re: Keeping in touch with professors after graduation?

I got my Masters two years ago and now doing a PhD at a different place. When I was visiting my family & friends, I dropped by my undergrad advisor's office to say hi. Told him about my research and found out that he demolished his old house and built a new one in the same place. I also said hi ...
by modularblues
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Engineers - What is it really like?
Replies: 20
Views: 5398

Re: Actual Engineers - What is it really like?

Yes, company cultures and the people whom you work with/for are very important. I have interned with two different groups within the same company (semiconductors) and had totally different experiences (case in point re: people factor) When I was working in the group with younger engineers (20-someth...
by modularblues
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour
Replies: 95
Views: 21273

Re: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour

podbaydoor wrote:Orientals are the honorary whites, haven't you heard?

Hear, hear!!

Diane Farr wrote this article about her own experiences. Makes me wonder sometimes, but perhaps there is hope for some. (Unrelated: She's awesome in Numb3rs)
by modularblues
Thu May 26, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]
Replies: 122
Views: 19872

Re: Why Chuck Is Awesome [Spoilers]

I just marathoned all 4 seasons since last week, but I don't remember which day I started... things were somewhat blurry. TV marathon is bad for health, but sooooo addictive.

Epic kickass hero story.
by modularblues
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 259858

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

Solumnant wrote:Shame

A self-righteous face
Awaited (me)
In the mirror

I like this quasi-haiku. The title suggests a sense of irony.
by modularblues
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 109865

Re: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M

I thought the
Spoiler:
chickens
were a nice touch, particularly at the end. It's like a metaphor of her journey working with House.
by modularblues
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Seeking case studies - ethical issues in science research
Replies: 0
Views: 1712

Seeking case studies - ethical issues in science research

(To mods: Is this the right place? Hope I'm not double-posting?) I'm taking a seminar in the "responsible and ethical conduct of research", and need to find a case that is not discussed in the past literature like (online) news articles, books, etc. As in, cases that have not been reported...
by modularblues
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 19719

Re: Whine about your smarts

Calvin and Hobbes are quite the philosophers! I see what you did there. I heard that Calvin's look was created because Thomas Hobbes, the philosopher, once called him (the real John Calvin) a short, blonde-haired child. Really? That would be hilarious and ironic, because John Calvin wasn't blond......
by modularblues
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do you love science?
Replies: 38
Views: 8690

Re: Why do you love science?

Science inspires my art.
by modularblues
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Passover
Replies: 27
Views: 3236

Re: Passover

I think they got the lamb already skinned. Perhaps they were just really hardcore...
by modularblues
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food
Replies: 292
Views: 57896

Re: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food

Fish brain. I used to pick fish heads clean, so I know... (then again, not so unusual for a cat :P)
by modularblues
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 67924

Re: Punnilingus

manictheatrefan wrote:
Meteorswarm wrote:I hope you don't mind a foreign language pun.

怎麼叫一個無形的刀子?
Spoiler:
看不劍


I think this would be better phrased as

一個無形的刀子叫怎麼?

It just sounds more natural to me.


造詣很高, 非常道! Very Taoist indeed. And I agree with manictheatrefan re: sounding natural.
by modularblues
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Advice for a future comp sci student?
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Re: Advice for a future comp sci student?

Not as familiar with the European system, but I've done ACSL. Here are some compilations of programming contests...

Internships (or short-term contract jobs) that involve software engineering could help.
by modularblues
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Cheating
Replies: 9
Views: 2788

Re: Cheating

On a related note (not about exams, but paper writing), I found this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education illuminating. "Ed Dante" is also an amusing alias.
by modularblues
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fairly Legal
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Fairly Legal

Kate Reed, the lead character, does appear to be somewhat of a "Fairy" Legal Godmother/Godsister :P Occasional far-fetched scenarios aside, she's refreshingly badass. Her assistant Leo is also awesome and happens to be a WoW player . Nothing too heavy or deep, but this series has some good...

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