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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #100 on: 03 Apr 2015, 20:12 »

The molecules my thesis discussed were called "trilobite" molecules because their wavefunction sort of looks like a trilobite fossil. So as a graduation present my advisor got me a literal trilobite fossil. :)



All in all, today was a pretty freaking awesome day.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #101 on: 03 Apr 2015, 21:54 »

YAY and CONGRATS to you, Doctor Cesium....
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« Reply #102 on: 03 Apr 2015, 22:09 »

I'm going to chug this beer in your honor. I was going to chug it anyway, but I'll give you the dedication. :D
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« Reply #103 on: 03 Apr 2015, 22:44 »

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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #104 on: 04 Apr 2015, 01:36 »

Guys, we may be witnessing the formative stages of a super villain here! Why aren't you more worried?
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #105 on: 04 Apr 2015, 02:19 »

Because we won't be first against the wall when Doctor Cesium takes over the world.

Sorry, Pilchard, that distinction belongs to you.

(Congrats, Cesium!)
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« Reply #106 on: 04 Apr 2015, 03:40 »

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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #107 on: 04 Apr 2015, 03:49 »

Extra points to HECC for calling it as it is.

In bloggage  I fell down the stairs yesterday and split my elbow open. Very painful and has kind of ruined my plans for Easter. Mrs SK is being appropriately sympathetic.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #108 on: 04 Apr 2015, 04:56 »

Gratz doc. :D
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #109 on: 04 Apr 2015, 07:17 »

Guys, we may be witnessing the formative stages of a super villain here! Why aren't you more worried?
Nah, I'm not a mad scientist.

Okay, I may be a little angry sometimes.  :claireface:

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Fine, I'm a mad scientist.  :evil:
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #110 on: 04 Apr 2015, 08:01 »

Don't make the Doc mad. You wouldn't like him mad.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #111 on: 04 Apr 2015, 10:55 »

Okay, question time. I have to name this little tiki-mask guy for work and I can't think of anything good. Any ideas? It hasta be appropriate seeing as I'll be using it with kids.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #112 on: 05 Apr 2015, 04:45 »

What kind of job is it? (What would you be doing with the kids?)
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« Reply #113 on: 05 Apr 2015, 08:35 »

I'm a teacher in loose terms. Outdoor environmental educator works a bit better to describe it.

It's mostly used for team-building games and it's just a little device a lot of the teachers use to give the kids a bit more responsibility in a fun way.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #114 on: 05 Apr 2015, 09:03 »


The molecules my thesis discussed were called "trilobite" molecules because their wavefunction sort of looks like a trilobite fossil. So as a graduation present my advisor got me a literal trilobite fossil. :)



All in all, today was a pretty freaking awesome day.

...Does Agatha know you have one of those?

And where's your fancy het? ;)
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #115 on: 05 Apr 2015, 09:42 »

Not having read Girl Genius, I had to look up that reference. And I only get the fancy hat if I go to the graduation ceremony in May, but I'm going to be in Wisconsin by then, and I'm not planning on making the trip back for it.
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« Reply #116 on: 05 Apr 2015, 09:58 »

But hyu need your nize hat! Odderwize, how iz hyu goink to be a goot spark?
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #117 on: 05 Apr 2015, 14:41 »

Happy Easter! 

We have fun with our eggs...



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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #118 on: 05 Apr 2015, 16:14 »

Congrats, Cesium!!

Carl......the minion egg. I love it!! Happy Easter back atcha   :-D
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #119 on: 05 Apr 2015, 19:04 »

Guys, we may be witnessing the formative stages of a super villain here! Why aren't you more worried?

I'm not worried, he's heading to my neck of the woods. I'll keep an eye on him for you and if he starts building a death ray, I'll Macgyver an Iron Man(shaped) suit to stop his dastardly plans.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #120 on: 05 Apr 2015, 21:15 »

Doctor Cesium needs a new avatar... my suggestion:

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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #121 on: 05 Apr 2015, 21:25 »

I dunno, I kinda think it should be QC-related. How about this one?  :-D

(Also, do avatars with transparent backgrounds not work correctly on the forum for some reason?)

edit -- rereading the strips from that era, I noticed that Jeph thanks Science for the jargon he used in those strips. I wonder if he read the article I had published in Science that came out on Friday. And if he understood any of it...
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« Reply #122 on: 05 Apr 2015, 23:50 »

Doc C, just FYI, on my mobile browser the avatar has a black background. I remember this from the days of Internet Explorer 6 with transparent PNGs...
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« Reply #123 on: 06 Apr 2015, 01:27 »

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« Reply #124 on: 06 Apr 2015, 05:45 »

My avatar has a transparent background, so I guess you may have just done something wrong. Did you actually save it transparent?
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« Reply #125 on: 06 Apr 2015, 05:49 »

Apparently it works if I upload it to imgur and then link to it, but not if I upload it directly to the forum.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #126 on: 06 Apr 2015, 12:32 »

Because the image you provided is bigger than our avatar size, it was resized when the forum stored it and that lost the transparency.  Now you have provided it as a link, the resizing is left to the browser, which does it right.
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« Reply #127 on: 06 Apr 2015, 12:57 »

Ah, okay. I knew the software resized it at some point, but I didn't realize that was what was causing the problem.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #128 on: 08 Apr 2015, 02:04 »

The molecules my thesis discussed were called "trilobite" molecules because their wavefunction sort of looks like a trilobite fossil. So as a graduation present my advisor got me a literal trilobite fossil. :)



All in all, today was a pretty freaking awesome day.

That's a good looking trilobite!

Do you know what species it is?

Also, congrats!
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #129 on: 08 Apr 2015, 09:06 »

I'm sorry if my posting a bit all over the show recently and in the near future. Life is all go at the moment.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #130 on: 08 Apr 2015, 09:56 »

Visiting Europe has made me realize (even more so) just how stupid of a place America is. Lots of green energy? Lots of trains for travel? Bike lanes slightly separate from the street? Beer is cheaper than soda? Real food? (Trivial things. I already know about the big ones.)

I will miss my friends, but I can make new ones. I wanna move to the better side of the Atlantic.
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« Reply #131 on: 08 Apr 2015, 10:34 »

There's an opening in Norway now that I'm leaving. Fair warning though: beer is not cheaper than soda in this country.
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« Reply #132 on: 08 Apr 2015, 11:02 »

I support this exchange. If we must lose one forumite from the evil leftpondians, we should at least recruit another in return.

Join us Linds. Join the dark side. (The sun's setting over here, nothing sinister like)
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« Reply #133 on: 08 Apr 2015, 11:22 »

Linds, whatever you do, DON'T MOVE TO SPAIN. It might be alluring with our (against all odds) effective socialized healthcare, but that's the only decent thing about this place.

Ok, also that our social life is shifted about 3 hours into the night, which is great. But that's it.
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« Reply #134 on: 08 Apr 2015, 12:01 »

My Partner and I fell in love with San Jose a bit to the point we checked house prices. In the next few years, maybe.
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« Reply #135 on: 08 Apr 2015, 16:16 »

That's a good looking trilobite!

Do you know what species it is?

Also, congrats!
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #136 on: 08 Apr 2015, 17:08 »

Nice! Welcome to the People's Republic of Walkerstan, Sponsored by Koch Industries!

I hope you don't mind that I shared that photo with the appropriate persons on the Wapsi forum...
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« Reply #137 on: 09 Apr 2015, 20:59 »

Nice! Welcome to the People's Republic of Walkerstan, Sponsored by Koch Industries!

I hope you don't mind that I shared that photo with the appropriate persons on the Wapsi forum...
No problem. I took a few more pictures if you want them...
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« Reply #138 on: 09 Apr 2015, 22:35 »


Nice! Welcome to the People's Republic of Walkerstan, Sponsored by Koch Industries!

I hope you don't mind that I shared that photo with the appropriate persons on the Wapsi forum...
No problem. I took a few more pictures if you want them...
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« Reply #139 on: 09 Apr 2015, 23:40 »

I support this exchange. If we must lose one forumite from the evil leftpondians, we should at least recruit another in return.

Join us Linds. Join the dark side. (The sun's setting over here, nothing sinister like)

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Re: Spain- I'd like to visit, but not live there.
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« Reply #140 on: 10 Apr 2015, 02:21 »

I support this exchange. If we must lose one forumite from the evil leftpondians, we should at least recruit another in return.

Join us Linds. Join the dark side. (The sun's setting over here, nothing sinister like)

SO TEMPTING.

Re: Spain- I'd like to visit, but not live there.

Come to the Free Ridings of Yorkshire, it's the best country in the world. Plus our Best is pretty good too and goes well with a BEST.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #141 on: 10 Apr 2015, 10:12 »

I actually forgot the ticket for the GY!BE concert here.

Maybe I'll buy a ticket for the concert in Strasbourg, with a little luck I'll be able to visit it from therapy.


In other news, a childhood friend of my roommate (he's from Munich) just gave me his Beyerdynamic T90 to test them out. Those are the most amazing headphones I've ever heard. It's unbelievable. Too bad I can't afford them at all. I can't even afford the DT880 I've always wanted to get. Still, amazing headphones.
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« Reply #142 on: 10 Apr 2015, 13:17 »

Tomorrow is our last full day in Switzerland/Europe. I don't wanna go home. T-T
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« Reply #143 on: 10 Apr 2015, 16:26 »

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« Reply #144 on: 11 Apr 2015, 13:24 »

Kind of have to. Also I miss my cats. And my friends. Definitely not work, though. :P
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« Reply #145 on: 11 Apr 2015, 17:15 »

I will miss my cat so much when I move  :-(

...and also my family and friends, I guess.
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« Reply #146 on: 11 Apr 2015, 17:34 »

Family and friends at okay, but you can't pet a cat over the internet! I understand your mentality 100%.

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« Reply #147 on: 12 Apr 2015, 04:45 »

I will miss my cat so much when I move  :-(

...and also my family and friends, I guess.

That's how I felt when I was away, except replace "cat" with "dog and guinea pigs".
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« Reply #148 on: 12 Apr 2015, 08:00 »

Geckoes :(
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« Reply #149 on: 12 Apr 2015, 14:14 »

Off to Cuba (at 5am); back in a couple of weeks. :-D
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