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Postby ozalba » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:52 pm UTC

I'm a Scot Down Under.
Budding artist.
Would-be astronomer.
Used to rub shoulders with academics.
Like the idea of being a geek, but can't be doing with all that Greek and curly brackets.
Believe that "Nothing exists except atoms, empty space and cask-conditioned ale; the rest is opinion."

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Postby -z- » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:58 pm UTC

Hello all.
I go by -z-, around here anyways.
I am 16 and am living in Florida, though I was born in China and lived in Texas for a while.
I actually speak English better than Chinese, which is an Epic Fail I hope to rectify soon.

I'm a fairly good with computers and am a pretty hardcore Linux fan, but I do use Windows XP, and do not hate myself for it. But I carry holy water whenever I have to confront Vista. I hope to expand my knowledge in computers and hopefully make money off my expertise in the future.

I am currently listening to Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man by Powerglove, which brings me to my music preferences. I enjoy most things, from classical to rock to electronica. An exception is country music, which I have low tolerance for. However, I am open to those who wish to try to persuade me otherwise. There are a few country songs I like, The Devil Went Down to Georgia being my favorite of that genre. Favorite songs in general include 99 Luftballons by NENA, Clocks by Coldplay, and anything by Weird Al. :wink:

I enjoy xkcd a lot, and I hope to contribute to this forum in a non-idiotic manner. :D
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Postby joegoo6657 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:24 am UTC

Hello, my name is Joe. I am one month shy of my 21st birthday. I live in Northern Arizona, and in the fall will be pursuing a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, as well as in History, my minor will be in Political Science with an emphasis on theory.

I like all kinds of artsy fartsy stuff that got me picked on a whole lot growing up, but I don't mind so much. I dabble in art of all kinds, including music, poetry, prose, photography, drawing, et cetera.

I've been enjoying the xkcd comics for quite some time (and I have to admit that, unfortunately, many of the references concerning higher mathematics and programming escape me, but I generally understand the humor), and came upon the forum today, I found a post in the games forum asking whether or not one could survive living in the latter half of the 19th century with limited modern arms and munitions. This post gave me impetus to sign up... so here I am.

I am aware that I lack both a signature and an avatar... I'm sure I'll find something suitable soon enough.

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Postby dcrawl » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:35 am UTC

My name is Daniel. I'm a CIS student at the University of Louisville, 20 years old and lived in Kentucky my entire life so I am fluent in redneck as well as English. I've been reading XKCD for about a year now and every now and then in my programming class after the teacher explains something I will fully understand a joke from a comic. I used to play the Violin and Viola. I'm a fark user and will more than likely use a cliche or two that doesn't make sense in this forum, please ignore me at those times.

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Postby ranatalus » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:45 am UTC

i'm steve, a 23 year old in columbus, ohio. i generally avoid capitalization out of laziness, and use far too many carriage returns. i use punctuation when i'm feeling particularly motivated to make a positive impression (such as now). i won the 2006 national championship of dance dance revolution, and playing that is what i spend most of my time doing.

currently i work for jpmorgan-chase's helpdesk. it's an incredibly easy job that i make a decent amount of money for doing.

when i argue, i tend to make logical points until either the argument is over or the other person has stopped behaving rationally; at that point i will mock them until they stop posting

i tend to be pretty straightforward about things; beating around the bush is stupid and doesn't help anyone in any situation

i can be a jerk sometimes but usually it is for my own amusement and not out of actual spite or malevolence

i will probably post a lot

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Postby CloClo » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

I'm Chloe, I want to go into some sort of science field, and I'm still in high school. I love these comics and the people here are intelligent and hillarious. Like most angsty, hormone-ridden teenagers, I don't really like my home town. When I'm older I really want to travel the world and meet more interesting people.

I've fallen into various bodies of water more times than I can count with three fingers.

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Postby eeerc » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:58 am UTC

My name is Eric, I'm surely one of the oldest posters around here but you couldn't tell that from looking up my nose. Not that you'd necessarily want to, but you couldn't. I'll only tell you that once.

I've been devoted to xkcd since xemu posted a link in the puzzlers' league forum, about 16 months ago. You'll have to find The National Puzzlers' League on your own because I'm too new around these parts to post a url. But no, I don't actually do puzzles, though I sometimes read the verse -- I do print their magazine. Next month the League will be 125 years old. I'm not nearly that old (you could look up my . . . never mind). Been printing it for almost 20 years. It's a living.

The avatar is stolen from someone who posted it to Safety Third, in Tribe, where I do most of my posting, blogging, and general whinging. He/she hasn't complained yet. You're welcome to steal it from me.


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Postby Vox Imperatoris » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:48 am UTC

My name is Daniel, and I'm a fifteen-year-old from Alabama.

I never know what to say on intro threads like this, but I like turn-based strategy games, though not exclusively, as well as reading (I'm currently working on The Guns of the South, which is an interesting book about South African racists who steal a time machine and give the C.S.A. AK-47s, but don't have their plans for global acceptance of apartheid work out so well when it becomes apparent that they can't control the Confederate government singlehandedly) and lurking on message boards. The main board that I visit besides this one is the Straight Dope Message Board, which I had a guest account on, and will re-sign up when they switch to free posting. The SDMB is a nice community like this one, where one can have discussions with people of all political leanings one topics that aren't completely inane. I'm also a Grammar Nazi, and by saying that I have probably invoked Gaudere's Law, so I will definitely have an error in this post. Also, my signature means, "And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness." It was said by a monk to Charlemagne and is the original source for the saying of the opposite meaning, "The voice of the people is the voice of God." Read into it what you will.

Politically and philosophically, I am a conservative-leaning libertarian, and despite my location, I am not some kind of crazy fundamentalist; I would actually consider myself a deist. I am almost completely free market on economic issues, and I hold mixed positions on social issues. For example, I believe that gay marriage should be legalized and abortion allowed in the early stages of pregnancy, but I favor harsher laws on drugs and increased use of capital punishment (there is absolutely no reason for a "Supermax" prison to exist; if someone needs to be locked up 24/7 in a concrete slab in order to be contained safely and is not insane, we shouldn't fool ourselves into thinking he should be rehabilitated. Such a person needs to be executed, coincidentally saving the government untold sums of money on these gigantic and useless fortresses). So basically I get to be the guy that everyone disagrees with on some issue or another :P .

One of the main reasons that I decided to join is that I noticed that this forum doesn't have much (from what I've seen searching) of a history of Mafia games, which I am a fan of, so I'd like to try and host one.
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Postby Sheo » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:48 am UTC

Hm, browsed the comics for a long time (bordering on 2 years... I think?), and the forums a while but much shorter amount of time. Decided to finally get involved.

I'm male, between the ages of 15 and 80... Guesses are accepted at any time. I also live in the swamphole known as Florida. I play WoW on Dalaran (70 rogue, 70 mage, 70 lock) which is where my poster name comes from and coincidentally a nickname the majority of my friends now use. I'm into computers and *ahem* finding hard to find information :twisted: .

As a footnote I'm very fond of change, almost chaotically so. It keeps things entertaining.
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Postby chickentac0 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:33 am UTC

I'm Ryan, and I'm (currently) 19. A physics major friend of mine turned me on to xkcd quite some time ago, and I've been hooked since. It just took me a long time to get around to actually checking out the forum.

I'm a gamer, guitarist (not to mention general music-lover), as well as a lover of books, movies, abstract sculpture, and science.

I'm terribly shy in person, so I just talk to people on the internet.

Carl Sagan is my hero.

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Postby pi(e)lover » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:16 pm UTC

I'm Lizzy, and was introduced to xkcd a veerrryyy long time ago by a friend, and have been lurking here ever since. I thought it was about time I did the decent thing and registered. I also wanted sanctuary from another forum I post on where people are sometimes mean and rude to each other. Everyone here seems to be lovely.

So...I'm a physics graduate now working in medical physics which is mostly great. I go through phases of obsession with computer games and once compiled a (modesty aside) brilliant matrix detailing which ingredients make which recipes on Paper Mario. On a related note I'm only a bit ashamed to admit that I *love* Excel more than is healthy, despite all the faults. I am obsessive about food. I have no patience at all when trying to teach people how to do things - this also applies to myself and I very quickly lose interest if I don't get the hang of a new hobby/skill very quickly. This may explain my inability to teach myself either piano or guitar. When I was small (well, smaller; I'm still quite small) I was all set on growing up to be a computer programmer. This idea went out the window when I realised no-one but me used BASIC anymore.
...and that's pretty much me :)

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Postby Peregrine » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:33 pm UTC

I'm Peregrine, or Pip, and I'm getting an undergraduate degree in Discrete Mathematics (possibly a CS minor or double). I like mucking around with logic, other math problems, autonomous robotics, programming, game design (game play and system, not graphics). I have strong bibliophilic tendencies and particularly enjoy golden-age science fiction (Asimov particularly). I play D&D, RISK, Ticket to Ride (German version), Settlers of Catan, Powergrid, Starcraft, Nexus War, and Kingdom of Loathing. I read way more webcomics than is healthy, xkcd being one of my favourites. I'm a flaming bleeding-heart feminist pinko (Socialist) liberal, and have dual citizenship in the US (where I currently reside) and Australia.
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Postby Wondrej » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:34 pm UTC

Hi there,
my name is Ondrej (pronaunced like Ondrey for all those english speaking :) )
Iam 19yo student from Czech republic and well yeah few weaks ago i discovered xkcd and my life get changed
there was a light, then earth, then human, then simpsons, then futurama and then... sudenly xkcd apear!

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Postby snafubar » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:20 am UTC

24/female/Atlanta, Georgia. But that's more of a temporary transplant because of a job/relationship, "home" is California and Washington and generally a good deal further west. Although where I'll end up for how long is anyone's guess. Diagnosed clinically addicted to the internet for the last decade or so (not actually diagnosed by a professional... maybe by my parents) I have made copious amounts of posts on various other message boards, although lately have spent more time playing World of Warcraft. You will find me sometimes arguing in general or trade channels on Cenarius; I very strongly relate to this comic. My other addictions include cats, of which I have four, and sarcasm, of which my close acquaintances and irc-channel-mates are probably tired. Besides that I do all the normal things: movies, music, shopping, eating, eating out, drinking, breathing, etc. And probably lots else.

I highly doubt anyone is bothering to read this post anyway. But I could use some practice typing things beyond a sentence, I haven't typed a blog entry in way too long.

I also have a sweet ass-car. No being clever is not working out that well for me, I should probably stop.
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Postby Ubersmush » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:49 am UTC

Hi I'm Sam. 18 for the rest of this month. I've been reading the comic for a while now and thought I should sign up to the forums.

I read alot, I play videogames / watch tv alot and I'm a pretty boring person really.

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Postby Button » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:53 am UTC

Hello All I'm Jess Im 19 and hiding underground in canada till summer arrives. been reading the comic for not so long now anyways hi!

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Postby Spish » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:55 am UTC

Hey, I'm Spish. I made this account a while ago, but never ended up posting. I have been lurking this place for a long time now, coming up on 5 months I think. I don't think that means much though, mostly becasue I never posted.

Anyways, here's some more stuff about me. I'm 16 years old, live in Wisconsin, and that's all that comes to mind for now.
I can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all.

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Postby Arjy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:14 am UTC

I'm Arjy. I'm Spish's boyfriend.

I like playing TF2, as a scout usually. I also use both mac and PCs, and like art and technology. Yeah, awesome.

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Postby Enginerd » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:00 am UTC

Hello all,

The name's Paul, I'm 21 and I hail from a delightful hole of a suburb of Vancouver, BC (Port Coquitlam). I was introduced to XKCD by a friend of mine and I haven't turned back since. I'm a huge nerd at heart, terribly awkward with people, obsessive compulsive, a tad neurotic, and a wee bit eccentric - I fell in love with XKCD as soon as I found it. I started just browsing all the comics, but since I spend far too much time for my own good in the interwebs, I eventually drifted over to the fora... I've been lurking for a few months now, and I figured it was about time I joined.

A little about me: I'm currently studying Mechanical Engineering with an option in Mechatronics at UBC. When time allows (ie: when I'm not in school), I like to be pretty active. I enjoy biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, running, working out and all sorts of other fun endorphin-releasing activities. I play guitar, dabble at the piano every now and then, and love music altogether. That's enough out of me, I'm looking forward to participating in the community! :D

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Postby cataclysmic » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:46 am UTC

Hi everyone,

I'm Andy, and I think I've been referenced several times as Eternal Luna's boy. Which, now that I think about it, is actually quite a nice descriptor... But that could be because I still think of myself as a boy (16, still at school), and could conceivably change with my age.
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Postby gedtheflayer » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:41 pm UTC

Hello all! My name is Eric, I'm a 21 year old biochemistry major at Ithaca College. I ran into xkcd pretty early on in it's lifespan (the first one I remember seeing was the sweet ass-car comic) and have managed to get all my friends addicted to it. I'm currently working as a geneticist/molecular biologist at one of the labs at IC, doing microarray work with moths and pea aphids and having just finished doing protein work with yeast. If you're looking to run into me elsewhere online, I'm active in the protein folding game Fold It (in the xkcd group of all places. Huzzah!) as well as the zany MMO Kingdom of Loathing under the same username. As for other things about me, I enjoy anime and video games, I'm trained in kendo, I have a passion for free-running, parkeur, and other passtimes simulating "the floor is lava", and I thorougly enjoy fossil and mineral collection. I'm excited to be able to jump right in to the xkcd community!
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Postby Grooving Tony » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:17 pm UTC

Hi i'm Anthony i'm awesome :P. Doing computing science at glasgow uni. xkcd is greatest comic on the interwebs :D
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Postby ShaKri » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:20 pm UTC

Hey guys... im ShaKri (shah-cree) im from Glasgow in Scotland and as such am a heavy drinker bit of a lazy bugger and will be spending my Uni time on here annoying you ALL MWAHAHA :twisted:

i use smilys FAR too much :) and this is my fav :| :| :| .. hee hee.. it can mean soo many things :)

also i use parethesis too much at times too.... consider them inner thoughts lol

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Postby Zornwerft » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:08 pm UTC


I'm a 22 year old student (social science (which just got pwned as the less purest field^^)) from Bochum, Germany. I love xkcd for it's way to see fun and amazement in almost everything. As I'm living in a culture of ignorants (you know, this stuff about "I cannot do math", "You must have too much time to [do something artificial that does not earn you any money]!", "I cannot dance/draw", "weau weau weau" etc) reading the first few random strips of the comic spread a deep, warm feeling in my chest :)
The universe is full of beauty and fascination, xkcd does a great job in pointing out some (fictional) juwels of science or social interaction and spreading the motivation to break out of everyday habits \o/
(something I always wanted to say ^^)

Besides my study I try to read everything worth being read of world's literature, play in an amateur theatre, play the piano, do some writing and drawing occasionally and ... well, many different things.
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Postby Pa-Patch » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:26 am UTC

Heya. I am not a spambot!
Been lurking for a small while, decided I might as well register so I can, like, say things.
18 year old dude from Winnipeg, MB. Obviously a fan of the comic, and have a general interest in the sciences and the maths (Though I really haven't made up my mind about what, in particular, to study come uni time). I guess that's all I got.

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Postby wingie » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:20 am UTC

Hey ya'lls.

I'm Wing. Am a 25 year old reformed theoretical mathematician. Now I teach, which is only marginally more productive, so I suppose I'm kind of in rehab... I live in glorious Southern Vermont, which is filled with cows and sheep and is pretty awesome. If only the Internets was faster here...

Anyway, I joined because a comic reminded me of a joke and it didn't fit in Twitter, so I needed a place to say it. Then I realized holy crap why have I not been reading/posting in this thing?! It's filled with nerds! Nerds! I don't live near enough of us and have been in nerd withdrawal. Seriously.

I dance, I write, I sing, I do other things.
For my blog/comic-on-haitus ----> http://www.winglmui.com

Kthxbye. If luck is with me I'll have the Vermont kthxbye license plate in a week.......

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Postby Happyhovercraft » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:37 am UTC

Hello and goodmorning everyone
I have been hanging around here for some time, especially since i got my new job where I can sneak myself on to the internet for the most of my day (very boring work you see..).

Danish (the country with H.C. Andersen and Trentemøller)
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Postby 3fj » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:39 pm UTC

Hi everyone, im 3fj, an 18 year old computer science student come burger flipper.
I'm from Scotland, literally the greyest country on the planet.
I'm not as geeky as everyone expects. Seemingly every computing student loves all sci-fi whereas im embarrassingly under clued-up on the subject.
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Postby Alexiel » Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

Heyo, my name is Zach, I am a 19 year old male. I live in Ann Arbor and I am going to be a sophomore at UofM studying computer science. I like watching anime, reading books, playing video games and camping. I love the out of doors, but I really wish that it were a little cooler. I like ultimate frisbee and slacklining and I hate it when people don't get along.
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Postby Bsidney » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:03 pm UTC

Hi I'm Sid. I am a mathematician teaching at a mid-size state school in southwestern Virginia, but I am originally from the Rocky Mountains. Grew up in Denver, born in Salt Lake, great^3-grandfather was Brigham Young's barber and had four wives. (I trace to the fourth.) Got my degrees at Central Washington Univ. and the Univ. of Colorado Boulder, with an all-too-brief intermission at Cambridge for the Math Tripos III, where I was a member of St. Edmunds.

My chief interests are logic, language, AI, philosophy of math/science/mind, renewable energy, sustainable economies and polities, cooking/gardening, and the internet. My wife is also a math-educator and my standard poodle is named Hypatia.

I will be voting for Papoon.


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Postby matty » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:23 pm UTC

Hello, I'm new to this board, although it is not my first and I am familiar with the general etiquette. As such, if you encounter me again hereabouts, which I do so hope comes to pass as I do love you so very dearly, I promise to behave in a manner befitting an Englishman and a gentleman, with as little hostility exchanged as possible.

As for me, I am a 16 year old student from the North West of England, presently studying at college (which would probably be 'high school' to you Yanks) and am enjoying it thoroughly. I came across our beloved xkcd roughly 2 years prior to this enrollment, and have been enamoured ever since. I study Mathematics, so that aspect of the humour appeals to me. I also study English and Spanish, and am fluent in both, which comes in handy while in the presence of either a Brit or a Spaniard, respectively. In my spare time I take photographs with a camera, and I write terrible stories and poems in the style of many famous early 20th Century Russian nonsense poets, such as Daniil Kharms. I live in constant inspiration and awe of mankind and our accomplishments, and would like to share my interests and experiences or opinions with you through this medium. I look forward to my stay.
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Postby d271828b » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:52 pm UTC

Hi, all. Like many, I've been lurking for about a year, and I'm frequently tempted to post. I decided to finally get around to registering.

I'm a 22-year old grad student-- just finished up work on my MS in math, and I'm now working on my PhD in math education and curriculum development. I enjoy math, martial arts, video games, RPGs, and reading. I also like to sing, both because it's fun and because it shocks people-- I'm a baritone, which wouldn't be horribly shocking, except that I'm also female.

I'm very shy around people I don't know, but it isn't quite so bad on the internet. I have a very warped and nerdy sense of humor, but I think that's the case with most of us around here.

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Postby Cyvros » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:14 am UTC

Hello. I'm a... person (that's what I'm usually referred to as, anyway). I'm currently in my first year of a Master of Science (Astronomy) and I really enjoy calculus. I will also note at this point that I am incredibly awful at introductions. Other things of possible interest - I'm an ape-descended carbon-based lifeform, I like tea, I play the piano and I am also quite unreasonably obsessed with Doctor Who.

So, yes. Hello.

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Postby lumpunzik » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:01 am UTC

'Ello everyone, I'm a silly 17-year old fool from Missouri, the gateway to the west of the USA. I like/enjoy a variety of things from irony to making hashbrowns. I hung around reading the comics for the longest time and never really bothered taking the forums for a spin until now. I'll be a senior next year, and currently have absolutely no idea what career I want to go into. In other words I have hundreds of letters from colleges and universities across the nation that are "interested in me" in a mostly untouched pile in my room.

I speak English and a little bit of German. In light of recent economic events (HOLY S*** $4 GAS), I'm working much more and driving less. Matter of fact I walk whenever I possibly can.

I picked a somewhat awkward time to join these forums; I'm a swimmer and I'm leaving for a training trip in Florida on Sunday, so I'll have joined these forums, appeared active for a few days, and then I'll disappear completely for a week and a day. Oh well, it happens.

Anyway, if the nature of this community is what I think it is, I think I'll have one of the better times here that I've had on message boards. Hopefully I'll remember I have this one bookmarked and return frequently enough to make a good name for myself. Kisses!

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Postby Spazikstan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:51 am UTC

Hallo, I'm a 20 year-old psychology student from Georgia. I just missed being a member of the least pure science. ;)
I've read xkcd for the longest time but just now decided to join the forums due to the latest comic.
When not being a psychology major, I am a general nerd playing video games, hanging out on the internet and goofing off.
A friend of mine actually admitted that my e-penis was bigger than his. It was one of my proudest moments.
I am currently training to play women's rugby in the fall for my school. As far as I know, the scrum will be my home.
I love reading Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Carl Sagan, various graphic novels/comics and the occasional frivolous romance novel.
I prefer DC over Marvel and Batman and Green Arrow are tied for my favorites.
I am generally okay with movie adaptations of comics, but if they ever dare to touch Sandman, people will die.
I use a first gen. MacBook, which means that it is a wimp compared to its younger siblings.
I enjoy photography as a hobby, when my real camera is not available, my camera phone will suffice.
I have played the cello for 9+ years, but I haven't had formal lessons or been a part of a group in a couple of years.
I currently work as a computer technician (aka printer monkey) in one of my university's computer labs. I get paid $6 an hour to noodle around on the computer.
I use words like 'noodle' on a regular basis to describe things other than noodles.

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Postby Eoghan » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:26 am UTC


I am a spindly 15-year-old geek, programmer, (mediocre) artist, and writer. Among my numerous hobbies are operating system development, composing, drawing, and writing several-page rants in strange places. (I have no idea what I'm doing with my life at the moment. I'm looking to ask myself sometime in the future.)
I also enjoy singing, as the contrast of my unspeakably manly voice against my stereotypically nerdy frame tends to startle people. I cannot speak at the same pitch as my peers without my voice crackingexploding, burying flaming shards of manliness deep in the flesh of those unfortunate enough to be near me.
I am also an accomplished linguist. I speak English, a minuscule amount of German, and can count to six in Spanish.

Anyway, it's nice to be here. It sure beats debugging my four-AM code.
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Postby Mr_Rose » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:30 am UTC


I am a 26-yr-old biology graduate doing technical support on project management software in England.

I am also constantly disappointed by the fact that people who clearly find thinking difficult to the point of never even attempting it consider that intellectual pursuits are somehow "lazy."

My hobbies and interests include all branches of science, particularly nanotechnology/molecular biology (the dividing line between the two gets narrower every year) and astrophysics. I also keep an eye on as much of the electronic engineering industry as I can, particularly advances in miniaturisation.
I am still waiting for my computer to be built into the wallpaper, display and all.
Politically I am a pro-transhumanist social liberal with agorist leanings. I generally vote Lib-dem as there are no transhuman anarchist parties yet.
I am appallingly bad at any mathematics past simultaneous equations in complexity and can never remember the proofs for anything, so please don't ask.
I am also a stickler for proper grammar and tend to despise internet neologisms (for instance, I cannot stand the term "grammar-nazi") except when they are funny.

I found xkcd through the usual channels some considerable time ago but only signed up to the fora recently, in hopes of finding like-minded people and not being plagued by ignorant twelve-year-olds.
Microevolution is a term — when used by creationists — that is the evolutionary equivalent of the belief that the mechanism you use to walk from your bedroom to the kitchen is insufficient to get you from New York to Los Angeles.

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Postby crayonsoup » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:13 pm UTC

Hi, I'm crayon, living up in the north east of England.

Found xkcd when it was recommended to me by a friend.
I'm studying for a BSc in physical science with the Open Uni and look after my kids the rest of the time.
Tis good to find others with a similar sense of humour out there. :lol:

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Postby omega » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:05 pm UTC


I'm a 21-year old computer science student from Germany, my minor's math so you may find me hanging out in the Math/CS subfora as well as in logic puzzles ;). Particularly interested in Artificial Intelligence, but if you put me into almost any science program I'd find something interesting to work on, I studied biochemistry before (dropped it but won't go too deep into the reasons) and seriously debated going into theoretical physics, too. (List of "what I want to be when I'm grown up" when I was in primary school: literature prof, teacher, poet, particle physicist, psychologist, chemist, electrical engineer, mathematician. It was only years later that I discovered computers, sadly, my parents are super technophobic and couldn't imagine what I could want with such a thing) I'm working in a software company for a living, developing tools for image analysis.
When I'm not working or at uni, I usually read (sci-fi mostly at the moment), do math, play pen&paper games or fiddle around with my system (no clue of windows but I do know my way around linux, even though I wouldn't label myself a guru or even slightly proficient). And I used to be fluent in Latin because I love the language. Plus, for a weird reason, I'm interested in abnormal psychology.

Some friends linked me to xkcd, and I've been reading it for quite a while but only now signed up to the fora, hoping to find people with a similar humor and generally like-minded people.

(Oh, and I apologize for my bad English. I never learned it in a class or so but self-taught... I later had English classes at school but never paid that much attention, should probably have though :oops: )

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Postby Sanctuary1 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:36 pm UTC

I'm Sanctuary1. I like music, and will take any suggestions ever.

Thats basically it, Ill be hanging out in the Music forum.
I can most accurately describe Death From Above 1979's genre as "Heavy Indie Alternative Progressive Punkcore Dance Funk Metal"

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