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Postby subfactorial » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:26 pm UTC

Plus the usual numbers in order to make it unique, yes. I'm at bit embarrassed about the mini freak-out but for the 1st minute or two I was just trying to imagine who could identify me based on such a slim amount of information. Right after I hit "post" (and regained my sanity) the interpretation that you were using doppelganger in it's usual, dictionary sense rather than as a moniker occurred to me. oops.

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:37 pm UTC

How do you know I'm not just acting dumb in an attempt to salvage some sort of shadow-government surveillance operation? Sleep in the closet tonight, Mr. Hunt.
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Postby subfactorial » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:48 pm UTC

But since I'm not aware of having done anything that would warrant shadow-government surveillance.....

Oh me yarm I could totally have secret agent amnesia or something and have crazy latent kung-fu skillz. I'm going to go out and pick a fight to test it. I'll let you know how it works out.

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Postby SecondTalon » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:51 pm UTC

subfactorial wrote:But since I'm not aware of having done anything that would warrant shadow-government surveillance.....

Oh me yarm I could totally have secret agent amnesia or something and have crazy latent kung-fu skillz. I'm going to go out and pick a fight to test it. I'll let you know how it works out.


Before you go, there's something you should know.

You weren't in the Ninja Combat program. Nor were you in the Ninja Sneaking/Breaking and Entering program. Not even the Ninja Climbing program.

You... are a Ninja chef. Able to sautee without being seen. Use your powers wisely.
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Postby chrispy1 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:55 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:You... are a Ninja chef. Able to sautee without being seen. Use your powers wisely.


LOL - Enter The Kitchen.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Soup
Rumble in the Kitchen.
...OK, I have run out of Ninja/Kung fu Movie slash cooking references.

Apologies if you've read this.
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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:58 pm UTC

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Postby subfactorial » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:02 pm UTC

Shaolin Shish Kabob
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It does get hard after three...

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Postby funkenregen » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:03 pm UTC

oh my god i didn't post here first!!

but my first post was a lenghty tech support one, so i guess i'm no bot. pheww

i'm from austria, attend a hoehere technische lehranstalt, which is like a highschool, or college, or inbetween. i like kiting, and i got the best plan for making a glass necklace, but can't get a rocket in vienna. i like to pretend that i can code, and play with microcontrollers without knowing what i'm doing.
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Postby lukewarm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:18 pm UTC

Hello!

I have no evidence suggesting that I am a robot so I hope that I am not. Although I cannot be 100% sure, of course... (do androids dream of electric sheep?)

And, oh yes, I did mountaineer, but that was long time ago. Now I mostly sit peering at the screen. And that's it.

= reddit refugee

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Postby liza » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:58 am UTC

lukewarm wrote:I have no evidence suggesting that I am a robot so I hope that I am not.


And there is the evidence. Robots... are incapable of hope. *Sniff sniff* Touching moment!

But they're not incapable of faking hope. HMMM.

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Postby EradicateIV » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:40 am UTC

lukewarm wrote:I have no evidence suggesting that I am a robot so I hope that I am not. Although I cannot be 100% sure, of course... (do androids dream of electric sheep?)


Hooray for ADoES! I rarely read books, fiction for that matter, but it was such a good read. I did get to watch blade runner a week after I read it to, which was great (book was way better). I think they are supposed to remake it or release a special edition?

Pssst, don't worry if you're a robot, first worry if you actually do exist!

Also, I realize that abbreviation for the book title was ridiculous, but wow am I lazy. :-/
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Postby ouroboros » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:44 am UTC

Hi everyone. I'm a student, 17, with very little real world experience. I'm also further proof that Australia exists.

I am not, however, a robot. From what I can infer, establishing this fact is the main purpose of this thread. My lack of laser eyes and other robot-themed powers should make this fact pretty clear. However, I do tend to become invisible in social situations - but whether that counts as a power or not is debatable. It may also explain why it has taken me a month of lurking before finally having the brilliant idea of signing up.

I enjoy science (both the fictional and factual varieties), comics (physical and web based), romance, sarcasm, math and language. I also play the guitar (poorly) and the occasional role-playing game. It's only here, on these fora, that my interests could sound so generic, but that's why this community appeals to me so much: it's something I can relate to.
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Postby lukewarm » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:46 am UTC

EradicateIV wrote:Pssst, don't worry if you're a robot, first worry if you actually do exist!

Yeah, right!
Actually, I have a theory that all the life in the universe is malware infesting someone's computer system. This makes me/us exist, in a sense...

Hmm, looks offtopic. Where is the "paranoia" thread, anyway?

= paranoid android

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Postby ouroboros » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:12 am UTC

lukewarm wrote:Actually, I have a theory that all the life in the universe is malware infesting someone's computer system. This makes me/us exist, in a sense...


You've definitely got something profound, there. But the presence of water on Europa, Mars and various meteorites, however suggest that, if anything, the universe encourages the conditions which allow life to thrive. Now, unless these divine computer people are running the universe on something like windows, or are crazy for life-infected, divine porn, it seems unlikely that that should happen.

I'm not saying your theory is wrong or even absurd, because it makes alot more sense (and probably has alot more evidence) than most of the other modern explanations out there. Just don't get your hopes up that any of these theories will ever culminate into anything definite.

However, if in ten million years, the Earth is revealed to be a giant computer and the human race merely a plague/simulation/program, and subsequently demolished, then at least you'll be happy.

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Postby German Sausage » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:17 pm UTC

lukewarm wrote:paranoid android

ok.
1 count of philip k dick,
1 count of hitchikers and
1 count of radiohead

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Postby zenten » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:45 pm UTC

Technically, this isn't to find bots, but to find users that will start posting spam on the forum. It's just that so far those users are generally bots. If you can prove that you're a bot that will make intelligent discussions here, go ahead, I'm sure you won't be banned.

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Postby ptveite » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:12 pm UTC

So....I have been on these forums for some time but never actually posted here. I will be a mathematics Ph.D. student next year at Boston University, I recently graduated from St. Olaf College in my home state of MN, and am obsessed with Eastern Europe after having lived in Budapest, Hungary and Lodz, Poland for 8 months out of the last year and a half or so. Good times.

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Postby Aluminum Falcom » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:06 pm UTC

I am not a bot, or a spammer. I am a Mac Guy.

Which of those will get my banned?

Seriously though, I am a person who thinks daydreaming about physics and the philosophical qualities of math and language.

I have a child, and a commonlaw wife.

I run a business as a web designer. I also would like to tell you about this great new product I am developing cal***ERROR_IN_BOT_UPLOAD.TXT***

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Postby lone_psychonaut » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

I've been lurking here a while, but I've finally been compelled enough to hop in with the rest of you. A forum community with intelligent, graceful people is too rare to pass up :D

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Postby Jadestone » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

Aluminum Falcom wrote:I am not a bot, or a spammer. I am a Mac Guy.

Yay Macs!


Aluminum Falcom wrote:Seriously though, I am a person who thinks daydreaming about physics and the philosophical qualities of math and language.


...That sentence's not finished. I wouldn't point this out normally, but I read it about 11 times to see why it didn't sound right. It's the 'about' and the 'think.'

...


You may carry on with your scrambling for campsites now.[/i]




Edit: Ooh, two 9:06 posts. Must've been a few seconds behind the other newbie. Hello, other new person!
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Postby mattg2k4 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:37 pm UTC

Ahoy, forum.

I'm an EE in Santa Barbara, and my current projects are creating an alcohol still (for research purposes :wink: ) and a liquid oxygen condenser.

I could say more, but currently, I will not.

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Postby prime » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:09 pm UTC

Disclaimer: I am a real person.

That should do it.

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Postby keithc » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:39 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
VTHodge wrote:Yes, it is time for the word co-ed to die off. I think it mostly has.


The only time I hear co-ed these days is in reference to pornography, and even then it's rare.


Still used in CSI and Law & Order at least. I guess they must reflect something.

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Postby Pentomino » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:32 am UTC

I just joined to verify that you do make new forum posters answer a simple arithmetic question. Looks like a simple captcha, though.

Maybe there's a distinction between blog and forum. I'll continue to investigate.

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Postby idont_know12 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:28 am UTC

Hello. I didn't see this thread when I first started posting here so it's actually my fifth, I believe. Total accident. I didn't mean to get perished.
Can ''perish'' be transitive?

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Postby SpitValve » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:41 am UTC

idont_know12 wrote:Can ''perish'' be transitive?


Perish the thought!

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Postby oblivimous » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

I just found this thread, I never really got past the math and puzzle fos before. I'm a high school math teacher in California and my hobbies include taking long walks on the beach and not perishing.

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Me

Postby Cogita » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

I am undergrad student at Purdue with majors in both Computer Science (pure CS) and Computer Information Technology (business CS, focus on webpage and app development). I'm interested in the design of underlying systems (e.g. TCP/IP, Mesh Networking, HTML) over the design of one piece relying on these things. My dream job would involve designing a new HTML/CSS/Javascript set of languages that would feature from inception a focus on clarity and dynamic responses in web design. My other dream project would be to design a Mesh alternative to the DNS.

Interests include: Outdoors (scouting), Computers, gaming, Tree climbing (I do it enough that its sepereate from the outdoors :D )

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Re: Me

Postby davemo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

Cogita wrote:I am undergrad student at Purdue with majors in both Computer Science (pure CS) and Computer Information Technology (business CS, focus on webpage and app development). I'm interested in the design of underlying systems (e.g. TCP/IP, Mesh Networking, HTML) over the design of one piece relying on these things. My dream job would involve designing a new HTML/CSS/Javascript set of languages that would feature from inception a focus on clarity and dynamic responses in web design. My other dream project would be to design a Mesh alternative to the DNS.

Interests include: Outdoors (scouting), Computers, gaming, Tree climbing (I do it enough that its sepereate from the outdoors :D )


Nobody climbs trees and enjoys the comfort of computer programming. You're a robot.

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Postby Jadestone » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

I like climbing trees. And computers. Not to good at the programing part, though.
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Postby davemo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

Geez. I'm affraid of the outside.

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Postby MFHodge » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:27 pm UTC

Jadestone wrote:I like climbing trees. And computers. Not to good at the programing part, though.

I think climbing computers would get old pretty fast. Unless it is a really awesome rack-mount server or something. I guess that would be OK to climb.
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Postby davemo » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:06 pm UTC

I prefer climbing into bed for a nap.

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Postby EradicateIV » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:58 pm UTC

davemo wrote:I prefer climbing into bed for a snack.


fix'd

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Postby InsaneRamblings » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:02 pm UTC

I'm a Canadian software developer. I have degrees in comp sci and mathematics and I'm interested in all things geeky.

So naturally, I love xkcd.

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Postby McHell » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

(1) I think: any other forum, you can reasonably expect people to read the rules, post nicely first in the intro bit and then allow them to go wild (and later ban them). Here however this assumption is bad: who on earth has ever read the manual to anything, before said thing died or before frustration sets in after 5 hours of failing-to-get-to-work-properly? Exceptions granted for the more obviously lethal stuff like cars and cats, or the really expensive stuff.

(2) This is a good geekdetectortest: anyone obeying the post-here-first law has either accidentally done it, or is not geeky enough to be here.

All this in my defence for having posted some time ago my first post.

Me? My main project for the next weeks is to catch all crickets in the house I've borrowed from an acquaintance, especially that one bastard that's been living behind the fridge for weeks. Stupid build-in fridges. I guess I shouldn't have let them escape in the first place.

Hardly interesting, eh, so another reason for not posting here upto now.

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Postby Hammer » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

McHell wrote:Me? My main project for the next weeks is to catch all crickets in the house I've borrowed from an acquaintance, especially that one bastard that's been living behind the fridge for weeks.

You borrowed crickets?
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Postby Belial » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:44 pm UTC

And then he lost them in his house. See if *we* ever lend you any insects.
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They/them

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Postby McHell » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

Belial wrote:And then he lost them in his house. See if *we* ever lend you any insects.


No no not lost as such (I can hear them now, they start singing extra-loud when the sun goes down), more misplaced in, eh, time and/or space. I guess mostly in time.

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Postby McHell » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:05 pm UTC

Actually, speaking of misplacing insects: I used to have a praying mantis or six in my last office. They are bit violent bastards (a 4inch/10cm species, specialized on prey larger than themselves) who eat anything that moves.
So... I fed them bluebottle-maggots --- cheap (half-euro for a large bag in fisherman's shop) and easy to keep fresh for a month or so in a fridge.

Well... One evening I badly closed the box. They slowly escaped, all eh 500 or so of them. They also succeeded in squeezing out of the fridge (actually, 4degree cold room). So there was this large army of maggots aimlessly going up&down a 30m corridor. Apparently some colleagues and secretaries of the female persuasion disliked this... (Someone kindly cleaned it all up and gave me a better-locking box).

So, picture me ambling in at 10h12 just before the wednesday coffee-with-cake break, all innocent and not getting why the long faces.

In other words, mislaying insects might be my fault. Remind me never to keep the really really poisonous spiders etc.


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