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Post by Prog Music's Frank » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:37 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:A group of math grad students at Northwestern form an a capella choir, and you get:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... four+group
OK, that was actually a bit painful. Getting tensor in there was pretty cool though. (Why are you posting this anyway?? It was PUN based!! :twisted: )
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:50 pm

It's so nerdy. I can't help it. Even if it is also from our rival college.
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Post by Prog Music's Frank » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:59 pm

Topical geek humor:



Teacher Arrested:
At New York's Kennedy airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," a Justice Department spokesman said.
"They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are 3 sides to every triangle.' "

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes".
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Post by theHermit » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:23 pm

I just picked up two collector's edition dvd sets for Trigun and one of them came with a Vash the Stampede keychain, which is just cool! Major geekdom.
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Post by Bnielsen » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:09 pm

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How's your internet connection? =p
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Post by Thimon » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:29 am

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:) You 'pwned' me :P
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Post by johnc » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:57 pm

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Thimon rides a bicycle, Brian flies a jet plane...I drive a car.

Microsoft.com used to have one of these, but it went inactive a couple of years ago. Nice to have this back.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:48 pm

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Post by esteban » Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:18 pm

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That's wild...my upload beats my download times. Curious.

That Amsterdam server has a marvelously low latency, Thimon.
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Post by Thimon » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:43 pm

Lets try an other one...
Its better... but my speed isn't the best ofcourse :lol:

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Post by FredProgGH » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:47 pm

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Not bad... slow upload of course but that's cable... me and John are in the same world. Brain is still killing us...
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:04 pm

I'm Brain? Who's the Pinky to my "Try to take over the world?" =p

Yeah, well I don't even want to test it now- Comcast and AT&T (their backbone for much of the east coast) have been having routing issues as of late.


But yeah, its great when you see a dowload of yours hit OVER one MEGAGBYTE a SECOND =p
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:30 pm

So. My cell phone's ring tone is now the Gregorian chant "Pange Lingua", which I spent too much time typing into my phone.

And if that's not bad enough, my voicemail message is now in Quenya. ...and insults the poor unwitting caller with allusions to scatological humor - they'll never know the difference!

Ha. And they thought me creating custom philosopher Soul Calibur characters to battle each other was bad. (no seriously, what better way for Plato and Aristotle to solve their differences on where the Forms lie than to duke it out in a life or death struggle with pointy weapons?)

(In other words, this school has only encouraged me. Oh dear. World, be afraid of me. Very afraid.)
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:34 pm

OK, I'm researching articles for a paper I'm writing on Gaelic, and I came across this article:

"On the Etymology of Certain Celtic Words for Salmon"
Louis H. Gray

That is so incredibly random it's beautiful. I honestly could never have dreamed of something so random, and here it exists. It has a plane of existence beyond the question "Who cares?"
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Post by FredProgGH » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:59 pm

I still like "Why does a bird when it squeezes? The higher the better." Tom (of Chronometree fame) came up with that.
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