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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Ashblade » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:43 am UTC

Hello, a new person here. Hope this is a nice place.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Evengeduld » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:33 am UTC

Ashblade wrote:Hello, a new person here. Hope this is a nice place.


Run while you still can... ;)
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby False Solace » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:20 am UTC

Hi, I'm new here. I have around 830 books. It was a little inconvenient to move them all when I found a new apartment, but it did convince my family to buy me a Nook, so I guess it all works out.

Currently reading The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making. As a CS grad I'm continually surprised by how irrational people are. It's like our brains are some terrifying kludge.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Loadstone » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:58 am UTC

Hey guys. I'm 22 years old, have a computer engineering degree, and work full-time. My puppies think I exist to play with them and let them out to poop, and they're not far off.

I've mainly browsed the Math, Coding/CS, Logic Puzzles, Gaming, Movies/TV Shows, and Books subforums; that's where I'll probably post most often.

Go easy on the new guy?

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Jplus » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:01 pm UTC

Loadstone wrote:Go easy on the new guy?

Perhaps.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby merrak » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:58 am UTC

Hi. I'm R. Watson. I'm 28 and a mathematics professor. I also belong to the "lurked for years but just joined" club.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Amie » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:53 pm UTC

False Solace wrote:Hi, I'm new here. I have around 830 books.

Hello, new kind FRIEND who is generous with lending books! :D

Nah, I know how possessive people can get about their books. That's an impressive collection. Welcome :)
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby deepblueq » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:33 am UTC

I just went to join today, and discovered my email address was already in use... turns out I joined a while back and just forgot about it. :oops: I might actually do something here now.

I'm 17, I love xkcd and most things electronic, and I may be just a bit obsessed with my car (see the avatar).

Having fun yet? Well, I'll have to look around again first... but I've looked around enough to tell that the people who hang out here share my sense of humor... :)

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Postby Monika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby snoods » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:16 pm UTC

Hello, I hate everyone. My friends are really just people that I tolerate. I think I'll like it here.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby deepblueq » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:19 pm UTC

Monika wrote:Smart Image


Congratulations! You are the first non-owner I have ever heard say "smart" rather than "smart car". It gets annoying after a while.

... and it is really spelled with a lowercase s.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Monika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:53 pm UTC

deepblueq wrote:Congratulations! You are the first non-owner I have ever heard say "smart" rather than "smart car". It gets annoying after a while.

Hehe, I almost wrote Smart car to emphasize that I was talking about the car :wink: . But in German we just say smart and not smart-Auto so I would normally just say smart.

... and it is really spelled with a lowercase s.

I guess that makes sense for a small car 8)

... but but but - it was at the beginning of the sentence!
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby deepblueq » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:28 am UTC

Ah, I didn't notice you were from Germany. :) That explains everything.

I'm not actually sure what the correct thing to do is when using smart at the beginning of a sentence... but you've probably got it right.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Kick » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:31 am UTC

Well, here goes:
I've been reading XKCD for a while now (since some time in my Freshman year of High School). Not much then, but I'd recently been coming back to XKCD now that I'm in college and I'm enjoying it more and more. The other day, I checked out the forums and loved what I saw, so I created an account and here I am.

I am a 19 year old Freshman in college, I love music and reading (as well as a fair amount of gaming), and I'm quite a shy person. I'm terrible at describing myself, but I'll answer any questions to the best of my ability.

Anyway, hello.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Kenrou » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:12 pm UTC

OK, let's try this...

Hello everyone, my screen name is Kenrou and I've been lurking around here for way too long, so I thought I'd try to join in for a change. Communicating with people have never been my forte, but I'll do my best and hopefully something good will come out of it.

Anyway, I'm a Swedish guy currently living in Japan and studying at a Japanese language school. The current plan is to return home in Mars/April and enter university later that year, probably CS or computer engineering. Moving to Japan and learning the language turned me from a "Huh, this anime stuff looks kind of neat"-type of person into a full-blown otaku. I don't really mind, except that it is quite unhealthy for my wallet. Other hobbies include saxophone (haven't played for 1.5 years though, since I left it back home) and playing around with computer-related stuff.

So, yoroshiku, as they say over here. Be nice to me ^^

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Gear » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

Hey. I'm newish (I've been lurking here for a while but hadn't made an account). I generally go by Gear on the internets. I'm in high school, and spend quite a bit of my free time (and sometimes time that other people claim should be theirs) taking things apart (and sometimes even putting them back together) and messing around with code.

I think that I'm going to like it here.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Deva » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:29 am UTC

Waves. Hopes your experiences are delightful. A word of caution: be careful with your "goto"s. Did not produce a third introduction thread as future downloadable content. Scrambled it together for plot reasons. Fell apart otherwise.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Memoriae » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:03 pm UTC

Well, I guess an introductions thread would be the best place to start, other than my embarrassingly poor skills at Dragon Age 2...

So this is a case of just randomly spouting facts until someone pieces together your identity? I'll have me some of that.

In no particular meaningful or chronological order...:
I used to work in a bank (public majority owned, and retail, feel free to organise an Occupy Memoriae campaign...),
I've appeared on TV no less than 5 times, in 4 of those I have spent the pre-show chilling in the Green room,
I've spent far too long working in IT, and have embraced my deeply sarcastic and cynical personality as a result of those years,
I met my sweetheart while shooting at her,
I started playing various video games when I was 5, and now have made a hobby out of reviewing them,
My special skill requires at least 200mg/kg of caffeine to activate, and may or may not cause spontaneous combustion in just over 50% of participants of the act


Presumably those facts are so obscure that no one has figured out who I am, so here's the framing for that picture.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Euler » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:48 pm UTC

My name is Euler (not really).
Proud to be a Canadian.
I love XKCD and all it represents, and have thus introduced all my friends to it.
I've followed it since ~ comic 200.
I've recently decided to make a forum account because I love the community, and would be proud to be a part of it.
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Postby Monika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:02 pm UTC

Do you like Euler's bridge problem?
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby seanmeakin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:51 am UTC

Hey there,

Obviously I'm new. Well, perhaps not obvious. Christ, I'm apparently socially awful here too. Ah well.

I'm 19, about to undertake a degree in a double major of Physics in February.

I'm located in Melbourne (Australia), although I originate from Manchester in the UK.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Amie » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:12 pm UTC

^Hi! I love, love, LOVE your display picture.

Yeah, that"s all. Carry on.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Euler » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:05 pm UTC

Monika wrote:Do you like Euler's bridge problem?

I prefer the proofs for eI*pi+1=0
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby seanmeakin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

Amie wrote:^Hi! I love, love, LOVE your display picture.

Yeah, that"s all. Carry on.


...to whom were you saying that?

I hate to be presumptuous, but if it's me, thank you! If not, I totally understand that.

I adore Star Trek, so yours meet with my approval straight away.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Ser Pounce-a-lot » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:12 am UTC

Hello, I'm Aaron. I'm 28, live in Maryland and work technical support for a living, night shift. I've lived in Maryland for about 2 years, though I'm just a transplant from the Midwest. Michigan is where I grew up and spent most of my life.

Oh and my username is borrowed from the game Dragon Age: Awakening. I plan on adopting a cat or two after Christmas, and there is a good chance one of them will end up named Ser Pounce-a-lot.

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Postby Monika » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:18 am UTC

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:26 am UTC

We're fairly laid back here.

However, Monika did just receive a permanent ban and disabling of her account for using the same animated emoticon twice in succession. We also shot her dog.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Evengeduld » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:22 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:We're fairly laid back here.

However, Monika did just receive a permanent ban and disabling of her account for using the same animated emoticon twice in succession. We also shot her dog.


and set her computer on fire just to be sure she can't come back.
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Postby Monika » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 pm UTC

Thank God I didn't have a dog to begin with.

And it's really just barely animated, hardly noticeable.
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Postby Weeks » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:45 am UTC

...where no one has gone before.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Astrognash » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:14 pm UTC

Hello.
I'm Astro (this may be obvious, but that's not my real name), and I'm new. But you knew that.
Probably.
Anyhow, so, that's my face over there, and here's some adjectives, nouns, and even some adverbs to describe me:
Economic liberal. Social libertarian. Musician. Composer. Arranger. Euphoniumist. Band Geek. High school student. Sixteen. Male. Vertically challenged. Wannabe author. Wannabe poet. Avid reader. American. North Carolinian. Latinist. Bisexual, with a marked preference for men. Occasional comedian. Fantasy/sci-fi lover. Science enthusiast. ADHD. Ancient Roman history lover. Geek. Nerd. Mouse potato. Artist. Art lover. Owns a camera. Dog person. Allergic to dogs and cats. Opinionated. Dirty minded. Atheist. Jewish. Long story. Ambitious. Irresponsible. Eloquent. Statist. Cynic. Socialist. Totally not sarcastic at all, yep. Grammar... well, not quite a Nazi. Friendly.

Um... well, that's all I can think of right now. Except maybe hungry.
Anyhow, hello!

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby Aarnoman » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:59 am UTC

Hi, I'm new :)
I'm currently going through college, and am one year away from Uni.
Looking to study genetics/biotechnology, but also have interest in Chemistry and Physics.

Basically, what it all comes down to is that I love learning. Looking forward to being a part of the community here.
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby deepblueq » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:29 am UTC

Aarnoman wrote:Basically, what it all comes down to is that I love learning. Looking forward to being a part of the community here.
:)


Good to see someone else thinking that way. It seems to be a foreign concept to some people that I would take a class because I'm interested in the subject matter, rather than because it's required for something. :roll:

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby LogicalMostly » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:35 pm UTC

Hi! I've been following xkcd for some time now. I haven't had the slightest interest in the fora until the inevitable happened: a panel I absolutely had to say something about. I'll be posting a comment over in the thread for 982.

I'm a University mathematics professor, specializing in mathematical logic; I suppose I've known I was fated to be a mathematician since my very early teens. But I've been devoted to humour, satire, and outright nonsense right from the very beginning, having been born into a family of Gilbert and Sullivan fanatics. So often my logic takes a distinctly Gilbertian twist...

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Postby Angua » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:40 pm UTC

Astrognash wrote:Mouse potato
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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby kannaki72 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:28 pm UTC

Hello xkcd forums.

Or fora. Whatever.

Nice to meet you.

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Postby Monika » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:37 pm UTC

LogicalMostly wrote:I suppose I've known I was fated to be a mathematician since my very early teens.

So late? ;)

You seem to fit right in. Enjoy!
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Postby vvav » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:35 pm UTC

Hello, forums.

They think I'm a spam bot because I tried to post in a music thread when I signed up, I guess.

I'm a 19 year old college student at Grinnell College. I'm double majoring in Chinese and Spanish. I also know Japanese. I like xkcd. Nice to meet ya.

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Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Postby matilda » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:49 am UTC

oh, hello. I'm matilda. I um...like things and dislike other things. Namely books, I love those a lot, except very bad YA. I've been lurking here for a while, but decided it would be nice to talk to people too. yay!

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Postby Monika » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:25 pm UTC

Hi vvav, hi matilda! Enjoy the forum. Beware of raptors.
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