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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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such pulsating stars. very cosmic distance scale. mid-infrared wow.

Astrophysics, Pomona College.

Jesus fuck

this made me laugh so hard
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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American literature focuses on naming a lot, because names are important.
English, Mount Holyoke College

Which makes my dilemma of sort of not having a proper name extremely annoying and a little depressing.

What are you talking about? It's capitalized, isn't it? That makes it proper.

Oh wait, you're from Australia. They probably gave you one of those silly made-up names like Poowong, Yabby, Chook, Jimcumbilly, or Perth. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Someone, please, for the love of God, hire me.
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FOR SCIENCE.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What are you talking about? It's capitalized, isn't it? That makes it proper.

Oh wait, you're from Australia. They probably gave you one of those silly made-up names like Poowong, Yabby, Chook, Jimcumbilly, or Perth. Razz

You'd better not be American, because I'm pretty sure Americans can't throw stones about ridiculous names Razz

No, I just don't know what name I should try to assimilate into truly being "mine" right now. I thought I was going to go with "Ennis" and have asked a few people to call me that, but now I'm not sure if it's the best decision or if I should just try to use a variation of my birth name. The third option is trying to find another name entirely, but 1) that's hard and 2) I'd feel like a douche asking people who were only just acclimatising to "Ennis" to use yet another name. So in the meantime, as I put of making any kind of decision, I'm just sort of stuck with not really having a name.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picking a name is hard enough when it's for newborn offspring, never mind when you're choosing something for yourself and are trying to encapsulate something of who you are and how you want other people to relate to you in this one word. So I'm sure people will understand if you don't stick with your first choice. You can always have "Ennis" as a middle name, it means there's a little more continuity for people and doesn't sound weird if they call you it by accident.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's... a surprisingly good idea, since my current middle name does indeed begin with E. So if I used the "male" version of my birth name, my initials wouldn't change. Hmmm. Definitely gonna consider this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Flynn Effect is the documented, gradual increase in IQ scores over the 20th century. It is so pronounced that our grandparents, if tested with today's standards back then, would have scored about a 70 and we would have scored about 130 on theirs. The average is 100 (always 100, it's fixed as the average of the test-taking population at the time), and an IQ of 70 is right on the verge of mental retardation.

But it's obviously to anybody that our grandparents usually aren't just teetering on the cusp of Special Ed. So what's been going on?

James Flynn recently gave this short TED talk to share some insights from his ongoing research into the phenomenon that bears his name, putting much of it into perspective and revealing some important differences between the way people think today versus the way people thought 100 years ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



So here's the article about names and name fads and here's the name site.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogweather.com

My forecast: "So wow, much coat, such amaze."
Translation: Sunny and 40 degrees.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm getting "much blind" and "so depress" for what looks like a foggy day.

seems pretty accurate to me.

"so wow" is apparently dog for "there is weather".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That dog understands weather.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.philosophersguild.com/Will-to-Power-Bar.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, one of my online friends just made a bunch of his novels free on the Kindles.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A gift for Him: Dallas Smythe Today - The Audience Commodity, the Digital Labour Debate, Marxist Political Economy and Critical Theory. Prolegomena to a Digital Labour Theory of Value.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I needed a nap after just reading the title.
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