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by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 110787

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wa

Switching "e" and "a" in homophones. Granted, I struggled with this, but English is not my first language. Misspelling "calendar" might be more understandable than misusing "peek" vs. "peak". There's the obvious association of the "ee" like...
by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bathroom Graffiti
Replies: 37
Views: 6556

Re: Bathroom Graffiti

There's also giraffiti done by very tall people, or people with very long arms.
by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231893

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I vacuumed my room like 10 times because bf is coming over and gets allergic if I don't :P
by modularblues
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suites
Replies: 5
Views: 3785

Re: Suits

Totally... if only more of the profs in my school can have admins like her... no more double-booking! Healthy breakfast/snacks in every group meeting!
by modularblues
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Bay Area Meetups
Replies: 92
Views: 100480

Re: Bay Area Meetup, Summer

Oh man I missed out too :P Geohashing sounds like a good excuse to go forth and have some trip(ping).
by modularblues
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suites
Replies: 5
Views: 3785

Suites

I find this a refreshing take on TV shows about lawyers . There's something awesome about a college dropout (Mike Ross played by Patrick J. Adams) taking on experienced lawyers by storm. I enjoy the bromance between Mike and his mentor Harvey Specter, the dynamic between Harvey and his mentor (J...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231893

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I felt a twinge of glee that the color of my dryer lint (light sea foam green) is different from everyone else's I've seen (bluish to reddish purple)...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 17632

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

The best schooling is something that lets the students discover and sustain their curiosity and passion . More educators should follow Sir Ken Robinson's model. But since it's harder and less profitable in the short run... go figure. I'm a victim of excessive and useless schooling, and trying to...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you use RSS?
Replies: 29
Views: 3668

Re: Do you use RSS?

Blogs and news, basically.
by modularblues
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question about public washrooms
Replies: 36
Views: 4885

Re: Question about public washrooms

At the "new" MIT Media Lab, the stalls are sealed from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. There's a whistle for the unfortunate event someone gets stuck in a stall... I wonder if that ever happened...
by modularblues
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music
Replies: 68
Views: 21808

Re: The Most Beautiful Piece of Music

Slowing down a hip-hop or techno song by >~10x might reveal or amplify hidden beauty in the harmonic structures and melodic contours.
by modularblues
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Feynman's Lectures on Physics
Replies: 2
Views: 1963

Re: Feynman's Lectures on Physics

Second on the rec. I learned about many connections that I haven't previously seen before. Mostly in applications of concepts.
by modularblues
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Contacting potential PIs
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

Re: Contacting potential PIs

My first contact with the person who would later be my PI was when I wrote an email informing him of all the mistakes I'd found in the textbook he'd written, together with corrected proofs or counterexamples. Not recommended for everyone. This will make a splendid anecdote (on your thesis defense a...
by modularblues
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3406
Views: 783845

Re: What were your dreams last night?

My university gave me $3000 more than my usual amount of quarterly stipend. I was not happy after realizing it was only a dream.
by modularblues
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Question about public washrooms
Replies: 36
Views: 4885

Re: Question about public washrooms

Cleaniness aside, I go for the farthest stall from the occupied one. And if there's one other person in the bathroom (in my lab building) I tend to wait until that person leaves the bathroom before coming out of my stall. Since 2009, there was only once when there were two other people in the bathro...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179633

Re: What are you listening to?

by modularblues
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Websites
Replies: 125
Views: 182473

Re: Math Websites

by modularblues
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Manga Thread of Pain
Replies: 161
Views: 98365

Re: Manga Thread of Pain

Suugaku Girl - manga about math! Mostly pre-calculus and intro number theory so far. I find it rather poetic. Gin no Saji - about a high schooler from the city who ends up at an agricultural school. From Arakawa Hiromu of Fullmetal Alchemist , but very different style: much slower paced, minimal sw...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3533398

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Parent babbles on like a skipping record... need to fucking shut up right about fucking now......
by modularblues
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3533398

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I'm hiding out in grad school because I'm too chicken to find a job.

Currently making a finite-state diagram of my pathetic existence, and realizing the arrows are really annoying to arrange.
by modularblues
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9231893

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Pander to the Borg)

During lunch today, my labmates were discussing how Mormon men have to wear knee-length underpants.
Ohh, so that's why [insert name]'s shorts are always so long!! And he's always wearing an undershirt even when it's freaking hot!
by modularblues
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3533398

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I love how my research fucks me over.
by modularblues
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3487798

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

More shoes! I heart half-boots.
Spoiler:
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by modularblues
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 19725

Re: Whine about your smarts

Treated like a brain on a stick, yes. Although much of that is due to how I act in my natural state.
by modularblues
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36903

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

Double-blinded tests still have psychological effects in both the experimental and control groups, in the sense that both groups are taking something . Hence there is no differential effect coming from the test structure, but it's there within each group. Taking anything at all induces a state of mi...
by modularblues
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)
Replies: 149
Views: 462089

Re: 請你說一點兒中文!(Chinese Practice)

Some jokes. 每次老婆和老公吵架,老婆就跑到廁所呆個半天, 這樣的次數多了,老公就很好奇地問老婆:"在廁所干嘛呢?好像還挺解氣的?" 老婆說:"刷馬桶!" 老公問:"刷馬桶也能解氣?" 老婆說:"不知道,反正用的都是你的牙刷。 Translation - Every time the wife and husband argue, the wife would go to the bathroom for awhile. After one too many times as such, the husband a...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Paying for College
Replies: 32
Views: 5282

Re: Paying for College

Got a federally-funded fellowship (NSF). Otherwise I might not have continued w/ grad school...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36903

Re: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.

Corrected addled-brainspeak: If alternative medicine is pseudoscience, then psychology is too. I think both fields have their valid points. Granted, it might be harder to substantiate claims in alternative (rather, complementary or integrative ) medicine, e.g. placebo effect, etc. Although mainstrea...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 398
Views: 249707

Re: Photography thread.

Ducks!
Spoiler:
Image
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 260117

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

An Ode: - Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia At Johnny Carino's Reminds me of the Buy 'n Large from WALL-E :) Fantastic and whimsical couplets! The Pigeonhole Lymerick Put n holes in a number of pigeons And if the pigeons add also to n .....Then the next shot you make .....Though great pains you may take Mean...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438479

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

I have like 400 wallpapers on rotation mode, switching every 20 minutes.

Current one -
desktop.png
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If you can reduce something to 0's and 1's...
Replies: 34
Views: 4462

Re: If you can reduce something to 0's and 1's...

Weeks wrote:
Ptolom wrote:Werner Heisenberg would like to spoil your fun.
What? Why? We have just begun!

Schrödinger as well. And Ben Schumacher's qubit.
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Driving 10,000 miles to Mongolia
Replies: 39
Views: 7548

Re: Driving 10,000 miles to Mongolia

Perhaps you'll encounter the Mongolian Bactrian camels!
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Medicine, Psuedoscience, etc.
Replies: 255
Views: 36903

Re: Alternative Medicine, Pseudoscience, etc.

I think there are a couple of people in this thread who would really, really benefit from this: http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle-Dark/dp/0345409469/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1307163690&sr=8-3 Looks like a great read indeed :-) Carl Sagan is a sage of our time. Here's an...
by modularblues
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77063

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

Doug Coupland's stories might make interesting philosophical social-commentary quasi-horror type of movies. Like 33% Supersize Me + 67% Donnie Darko.

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