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"No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!" [18 Dec 2008|08:38pm]



"Why, in my world...
Cats and rabbits, would reside in fancy little houses,
and be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers.
In a world of my own.
All the flowers would have very extra special powers,
they would sit and talk to me for hours,
when I'm lonely in a world of my own.
There'd be new birds, lots of nice and friendly how-de-do birds,
everyone would have a dozen bluebirds,
within that world of my own.
I could listen to a babbling brook and hear a song,
that I could understand.
I keep wishing it could be that way,
because my world would be a wonderland.

Dinah: Meow! Meow! Meow!

Alice: Oh Dinah! Its just a rabbit with a waistcoat... and a watch!

White Rabbit: Oh my fur and whiskers! I'm late, I'm late I'm late!

Alice: Now this is curious! What could a rabbit possibly be late for? Please, sir!

White Rabbit: I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

Alice: It must be awfully important, like a party or something! Mister Rabbit! Wait!

White Rabbit: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, I'm overdue. I'm really in a stew. No time to say goodbye, hello! I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! "

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1957's Alice in Wonderland®, The letter Z, and the vulgar fraction of ⅓³ that is ≡ but ≠ ∞. 
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Upon request... [28 Sep 2008|07:54pm]

So what I know of physics is completely self-taught, from years of reading and podcasted lectures from colleges. There are large gaps in my education, therefore, and I end up with some very strange ideas.

See if you can help me with this question:

What we know:
*Einstein's inertial invariance principle says physics behaves the same inside a moving frame as if it were a stationary frame.
*An object moving will experience time slower than an object at rest. Best example of that is the twin paradox: Bob stays on earth while his brother Bill travels to Saturn and back at near the speed of light. When Bill returns from his year in space, he finds his brother and all of earth to have experienced five years. (My numbers here, are for example only. I didn't do the math to find the exact figures this example would take, but you catch my meaning).
*Momentum (or frequency of radiation) causes gravity, not mass.

If physics is the same in the frame that is moving as the frame that is stationary, how come Billy is experiencing a difference in time?
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Let's keep this group alive... [25 Sep 2008|05:48am]

Well to me, nerdiness is being interested in things which actually mattered while the non-nerds only care about sports, gossip and 'peopleshit' (comparative, worthless, he-said, she-said, oh did you hear what's 'wrong' with so-and-so _SHIT_)

One of my friends loves everything pertaining to human space travel, fact or fiction...

I'm a -packaging geek- who unfortunately works as a software developer cause lacks the talent to 'design' for a living...

I've known -religion nerds-. Hey, beats sports and gossip, riiiight?

A friend of mine (I hope, I hope!) loves all things pertaining to a famous landmark in Germany... She's not hurting anyone. She just Loves :-)

I want to say all nerds are good, but many have a long way to go...

A nerd in my last job would shit on fellow nerds just to attempt to make more non-nerd 'friends' (more common than you'd think, -especially it cities, where the 'rewards' of doing this falsely seem higher)

But that's what 'nerd' means to me... People with a passion that matters, not shit which won't have changed one single damn thing once they have 'died'.

- Dave
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[25 May 2007|02:54am]

Hi, I'm Alex.

And in 9 hours, I will be DMing a d20 Modern campaign, with a custom setting; 1/4th magic(Half progression, half spells/day, triple numeric variable effects)

After that, I'm going to shop for computer parts.

That might be why I was inclined to join this group.
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Hi everyone! [01 Jul 2006|03:00am]

I am really interested in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystalls
Is anybody here to share my passion to these beautiful materials?
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[21 Mar 2006|06:15pm]

I'm not sure if anyone here has this before, but its a song by a Canadian band called the Arrogant Worms, its called  "It's Great to Be a Nerd". Its actually quite amusing, its kind of scary cause alot of it fits me well. Oh well, instead of wasting anymore space I shall put the lyrics
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toothpaste for dinner [16 Mar 2006|10:17am]


Oh the nerdosity...
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[24 Nov 2005|09:05pm]

Hi, guys! My name is Martha and I was quite excited to find this community! I guess I'd call myself a history/English/sort-of-science nerd. I suppose that's all there is to say at the moment, but I'll definitely be posting later. Feel free to comment or friend me... whatever suits you.
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[10 Nov 2005|07:47pm]

Alright, folks. As you probably don't know, I'm starting up a mysterious new comic project that no one knows much about... and still won't after reading this. Though I can tell you this: it's just about the opposite of my current comic (The Epilogue).

Anyhow, I'm being a bit more ambitious (quite likely too much so) with this project, and am trying to work out the plot far into the future, along with various possible sub-plots.

This is where you guys come in :)

A major theme in the story is going to be online communication of various forms, and connections people make over the Internet. And I'm trying to do some "research" or of sorts on actual events that have happened to actual people.

So, what I'm looking for is stories from you guys. Anything of interest that has actually happened to you involving online friends/enemies/acquaintances. Or real-life friends/enemies/acquaintances you've encountered online. If you've met a good friend or significant other on the internet, send it along. If you've had some sort of online experience that's had a strong impact on your life, send that too. If you've had any sort of odd coincidences in the online world (which I know I've personally had a few that were just eerie), or anything else that seems like it would fit in with this, send it. And especially if you've ever had an experience with an online acquaintance coming into your real, offline life, send it along (along with any complications or advantages that go along with this)

I'm not looking to rip anyone off here or anything, of course. Just looking for different viewpoints/opinions to include and possibly different based-on-true-story situations that would possibly work out in subplots with what I'm doing (or even just stories that may inspire things within the story). Of course, if I use anything as is, I'll give you credit (unless you want to be anonymous). But feel free to get as detailed or personal as you'd like. Make it an emotional account or just give the facts of a situation, humorous or serious, anything's fine.

Or I could just sum up this whole rambling post with: How have online communication and online acquaintances affected your life?

Send it all on to revathetoonist@hotmail.com

(cross-posted to a few different forums and communities... or will be anyhow)

(p.s. If you have a desire to pass this along or post elsewhere, go for it :) )
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[08 Oct 2005|03:25pm]

hi nerds! anybody know a good place to get a (free)shell account? i'd like to mess around with something *nix flavoured. do the kids still say *nix these days? i googled but all the links are stale (ie: shells that used to be free but now arent). and no, i'm not going to be doing things i shouldnt be doing. i just want to know what the hell grep means. you grepping greps. grep off! =D

and super perfundo on the early eve of your day ;)
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[20 Jul 2005|11:35am]

Einstein: Seussified.

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Just a quick little salutation [15 Jul 2005|12:18am]

[ mood | dorky ]

Hi all, I've just stumbled apon this little gem of a community and joined, so I'm just giving a quick shout out to everyone.

I'm a female chem major, and possibly a latin and history/classics major (if I decide to do a BA as well), but I'm pretty much open to discussion about anything.

Friend me if you want, the act always gets returned.


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YAY!!! [03 May 2005|04:28pm]

[ mood | enthralled ]

Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith Soundtrack: $13.88 + tax
The Phantom of the Opera Widescreen DVD: $16.87 + tax
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD: $27.84 + tax
Owning all three and being in an INCREDIBLY GOOD MOOD in the middle of finals week: PRICELESS.

There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Wal-Mart.


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the english nerd, who i claim doesn't exist, is smiling [26 Apr 2005|11:13am]

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[20 Apr 2005|11:08pm]

I wonder how many people can honestly say this:

"I am madly in love with my calculus teacher."

It's so true. He's phenomenal. He was born the year I graduated high school. I want to marry him. Can I say that to anyone but this community and not be committed?
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[13 Apr 2005|06:46pm]

I'm so excited, I'm leaving tomorrow for CALCULUS CAMP!!!!

Anyone else live in Arizona and going?

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[10 Apr 2005|03:08pm]

[ mood | nerdy ]

I was working in the Dish Room today (at my local dining hall where I work) and toward the end when it wasn't so busy, I built a pyramid out of the little bowls. As I was doing this, I would count to see how many there were and how many I needed for the next level.. and as I was doing this I noticed that the number of bowls in a pyramid with an odd number of levels was always a multiple of that number.

So I made some more observations and came up with the formula (just for the odd levels)

If n is an odd integer, the number of objects in a pyramid of n levels is: n((n+1)/2)

Then I went back to the even levels because there must be a formula for them as well. After a few seconds I realized that the formula I had come up with did indeed work for even values of n.

I don't think this is meaningful or progressive, and I'm sure it's well documented somewhere, but I thought it was interesting and a good way to kill time at my boring job.

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chemistry follies [30 Mar 2005|04:04pm]

In chemlab today, my group made a huge mistake with trusting me to measure things...

but i got to play with a micropipette!

anyway, I was supposed to make a mixture of ethyl acetate, isopropynol, and methanol for gas chromatography.

first time i put them all in seperate flasks because i didnt' know what we were supposed to be doing..

third time, though.. I got the methanol and isopropynol in.. and then when I went to take the ethyl acetate, I accidentally pushed too hard on the button and dropped the tip into the huge bottle!

needless to say chem lab wasn't the best today.
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[23 Feb 2005|05:46pm]

speaking of science/math jokes...

A biologist, a meteorologist, and a statistician are lost in the desert with no food or water, when they come upon a genie (all good jokes have genies...). The genie tells them that he can turn each of them into any animal they wish. The biologist thinks for a while and says, "well, I know that camels are native to this area and can go a long time without water, so I wish to be a camel." The genie turns him into a camel. Next goes the meteorologist... "well, I've been studying the air currents in the desert, and if I were an eagle, I could catch one of the currents and make it to a city safely." So the the genie turns him into an eagle. Finally, after thinking some more, the statistician says, "well, emperical data will show that a penguin has never died in the desert. Therefore, penguins cannot die in the desert. I want to be a penguin." And the genie turns him into a penguin.
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physics jokes [22 Feb 2005|11:40pm]

[ mood | amused ]

There is this farmer who is having problems with his chickens. All of the sudden, they are all getting very sick and he doesn't know what is wrong with them. After trying all conventional means, he calls a biologist, a chemist, and a physicist to see if they can figure out what is wrong. So the biologist looks at the chickens, examines them a bit, and says he has no clue what could be wrong with them. Then the chemist takes some tests and makes some measurements, but he can't come to any conclusions either. So the physicist tries. He stands there and looks at the chickens for a long time without touching them or anything. Then all of the sudden he starts scribbling away in a notebook. Finally, after several gruesome calculations, he exclaims, 'I've got it! But it only works for spherical chickens in a vacuum.'

My physics class the other day reminded me of this joke.

We were talking about Feynman, because at one point he said that if two humans each contained one percent more electrons than protons, when standing at arm's lenght their force of repulsion would be enough to lift the earth.

Well of course we had to calculate this to see if it was right.

To make a long story short, we figured out a good approximation.. if all humans were 100kg spheres of H20.

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