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Im John and i enjoy studying zoology. I have a really hard time absorbing what i read. Any suggestions on how to. If so PM me with suggestions. Thank you.

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Hi there I'm Laura I've just joined. I study chemistry and have already found some really useful posts :)

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Hi. I'm Julio, I'm from Brazil and I study computational physics. I've been working in magnetic materials at nanoscale. I was searching for a science forum in order to improve my knowledge in others fields, especially in English. In my point of view this will take place of the scientific periodic. So, I expect to learn and contribute to this forum in a very constructive way.

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Hi, I'm Samm. I'm from Australia, a secondary school student (we call it High School). I'm very interested in science, and have been looking for a while to join a forum that specialises in this sort of thing. Some of these posts are very interesting, and I learn quite a lot here.

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Hey everyone, I am new here but I am not that smart :(. I love reading up on new things related to science that interest me so I will be looking at a few posts to discover new things, the only downfall is that if it is new to me I can not really contribute to the threads as of yet. I really hope this is ok.

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Hi there, I'm Kristina. I'm currently a senior in high school and am going to college next year for my biomedical degree (pre-med).

As for science, I love anatomy, physiology and chemistry and for other subjects I enjoy yoga, fashion, and writing.

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Hello strangers. Odd internet people reading this post. Maybe some normal people too. Hope springs eternal.

 

I often avoid the intro thread, jumping head first into whatever topic was interesting enough to Google my way into a forum, and in advance, I have prepared a bio and all kinds of fun stuff for the interested who click on my user name, wanting to check me out, going " who is this new person?", and having close to 25 years of internet experience, I know a few things about being the n00b, as well as being the regular.

 

Not this time. I'm getting lazy I think, or perhaps I just don't care anymore. For those who have little interest in newcomers, this would be a good time to stop reading this post. There will be no big reward.

 

No seriously, go look at something interesting. This is going downhill from here.

 

I popped into the chat a couple of times, testing the waters. The hostility level was acceptable. Oh, and just to put your mind at ease, I am certainly and with out a doubt not anybody who has ever posted here before, not a puppet, not a sock, not some old enemy returned. I might be a new enemy, but I am sure I never joined this board before. I can't really remember how I even found it now. But I did and signed up, because that's just what I do, I see something and I sign up. Sometimes I never even post. I've been a member of slashdot for over ten years, and I posted once.

 

I keep thinking I am supposed to do something here. Oh right, introduction. Hate them. Intros. Both because it requires effort, typing and all that, but even more so, because I often feel like it's when you go to a 'meeting' and they go around the room and have everyone introduce themselves. The people who are ALWAYS at the meeting, who all know each other, they don't want you to really introduce yourself, they want you to say, "Hi my name is Dave and I am addict", or "alcoholic", or whatever label the group is going to slap onto you, because you are there.

 

And then they want you to shut the hell up. If you actually start introducing yourself, talking about why you are there, what's the problem, you know, who you ARE, they tell you to shut up. Nice. That is so welcoming, isn't it? Poor sod finally drags his sick self to a meeting, and the first thing you know, you are told to shut up. But 'keep coming back' and all that.

 

So I figure anyone who is reading the intro thread and actually wants to know something will check me out, everybody else will just ignore me. Hence the bio thing. Saves time, doesn't annoy people. It's all good. I should have done it. Oh well, I blame this horrible weather at the moment. Unbelievable cold and snow. Sucks big time.

 

(pause)

 

What I really want to do is start a thread. An awesome thread. The kind that makes interested people go, "Wow, I did not know that! Thanks FX! You are cool", that's what i want to do. I've done it before. It's won't even be a new thread for me, it has already happened before, but I can tell from my reading here it would be a good thread here. An excellent thread even. How cool is that? And THAT would be a much better intro than this post, which I did tell you was going to not be all that great.

 

Which brings up the obvious question, why are you still reading it? :)

 

Haha, I hope that is as funny to you as it is to me. Oh that's a real important point. I often amuse myself. And if I think it's funny, then that is a good thing. If you hate it, well, I simply don't care that much. You must not have a sense of humor. So there. Haha, I win. No really, now your rage makes me laugh even more. Obviously the internet is a grand source of amusement for somebody who is actually that funny. Like me. I'm hilarious. Oh not to you maybe, but to me, and that is the important thing when posting. That you are amused. The best I can hope for others is that they get some small measure of knowledge, if not about themselves, at least about science. And science is awesome. it's more awesome than anything, because it is at it's small dark heart, about knowing what actually IS, what is happening, in the real world. And the world is awesome. The Universe is so big and awesome, it's more awesome than anything.

 

You know this is true. OK maybe some don't know this, but I WANT you to know it. That makes me happy.

 

Oh, and when you see a word like THIS, all caps, it's for emphasis. It's faster than color, bolding, italics or any of those fancy text tricks we can use. It also can make you look a bit nuts of course. This would not be that far from the truth at times. (the following said in a facetious and funny Russian accent) Haha, that is joke, now you laugh.

 

OK we are reaching the point of mendacious or tedious long windedness, so lets wrap this up. Haha, spellchecker doesn't think windedness is a word. Stupid spellchecker. Always thinking it's so smart. Red squiggly lines, suggesting I made a mistake. Well, let me tell you spellchecker, I can just add that as a word and now what are you going to do? Huh? Huh? You want a piece of me? Huh?

 

So here is what got me interested enough to post this long intro, this topic --> http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/53309-tides/

 

Something I know a little about. Good stuff. The tides.

 

Oh this is going to be so awesome. And fun. It has to be fun, or what's the point? I'm doing this because i LIKE it, nobody is forcing me to do it, nor will anyone force you to read it. As it should be.

 

So, ask me anything. I won't lie, ever. I may refuse to answer, or ignore you if you seem like an idiot, but I am all about reality, not deception. Reality is good. Reality, truth, what actually IS, always is beautiful. Lies are always ugly. Unless it's a white lie, they are OK, because really, nobody wants to know the whole truth when it is about them. But when it's about our world, our Universe, let truth shine, let knowledge prosper, let idiots be exposed, and lets have some fun with science. It's a big Universe, and according to many, it's getting bigger all the time.

 

So hello there, how are ya? If you skipped to the end (good move), I am an educated science based male American who enjoys the heck out of internet. I have a wicked sense of humor, which most won't ever grasp, and if you can stump me or show me where I am wrong, I will respect you and even if I can't stand you, will enjoy your posts. A lot. If you are annoying, a timewaster or avoid the give and take of intellectual discourse, I will ignore you. Everybody else, well, nice to meet ya.

 

Hope you are doing well. Seriously. I always try to assume good intent.

 

I could go on. And on and on and on, but we all know that isn't a good thing.

 

The end

Edited by FX

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Hi I'm Isso .. I'm a student in the Military Technical Academy in Egypt .. I'm fond of being different at anything ..

You can say I'm a very big question mark :P ..

btw i like drawing and i write poetry ..

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(...) and having close to 25 years of internet experience, (...)

 

Maybe are you exaggerating a little bit.

"Although the basic applications and guidelines that make the Internet possible had existed for almost two decades, the network did not gain a public face until the 1990s. On 6 August 1991, CERN, a pan European organization for particle research, publicized the new World Wide Web project. The Web was invented by British scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989." from wiki.

 

That was to show your post has been read.

Edited by michel123456

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The internet became available for my use in 1986, through the University I worked for. A VAX terminal, orange text. Maddening to use. Mostly email. There was also dial up BBS, which was in looking back, quite horrible, but at the time seemed cool. It also led to a real world conflict spillover for a buddy of mine, over of all things, an argument on an Amiga based BBS. We're talking actual physical violence and lawsuits over comments on a message board. That you had to reach by dialing to it. Oh good times, good times.

 

 

I saw the Mosiac www in '93 through a supergeek friend of mine. He knew about before anybody else I knew. I can still recall the awesomeness of seeing a picture and text on the same page. I was like, "Oh man! How do you do that?". When he showed me how to view the code and how easy it was, it was on. Still is.

 

Internets. They is awesome.

 

Tried to find an image of what the old VAX looked like. It was something like this.

 

dmxboot.gif

 

Except orange text. Making pictures out of text was all the rage. Then printing them out on a dot matrix printer. Oh man I feel so friggin old now.

 

For clarity, I hated the VAX. There was like one terminal for 16 people to share. And "the internet" was pretty much email to other Universities.

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Hi! I joined because I found something interesting growing in my home. I figured where else but a science forum could I find a number of people who might possibly know what it is. Also, I have two mischievous daughters who I hope to be homeschooling soon, and can use a place that can help with science questions when they arise. *waves hello*

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Hello aeroguy, just when I thought I had cracked being a unique individual, I had to join this forum and whalla I am not alone.

 

I am old you are young, its never too late to change. they tried that one on me but I fought all the way and now I sleep with the chooks, drink with the cows, walk along with horse, and let the dog lick my face. Some things money just cant buy.

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I am Ludwik Kowalski, a retired nuclear physicist (see Wikipedia). My on-line autobiography, entitled "Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality," is based on a diary I kept between 1946 and 2004 (in the USSR, Poland, France and the USA). Google will provide the link, in case someone is interested in how a devoted Stalinist became an active anti-communist.

 

 

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Sounds interesting...

 

I would suggest that you make a comment about your book on our special books subforum, called "book talk"... and maybe drop some seasonal greetings and a 'hello' on the introduce-yourself thread.

 

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Moderator Note

The second part has been taken care of; "Hello" posts are generally moved to this thread

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Hiiiii, I'm a student in China, I'm new to here and my English is poor, Is anyone willing to help me improve my English communication skills?

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I am a lay man who strayed into the domain of theoretical physics. I have been wandering there for the past many years that now I think myself to be freelance theoretical physicist! And now, I have joined the elite club, Science Forums. Of course, I will come up with some 'new' theories. Crush them immediately, or else, I will crush some of the 'old' ones.

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I am David Saliba.

I work as a support manager for a software company.

Have a degrees in Comupters and IS.

Am interested in technology, physics, nature and philosophy.

 

my blog is : http://blog.aimonger.com where I like exposing my thoughts on various topics I find interesting. Please feel free to visit and pass along.

 

I just discovered this site and found it vast and interesting.

 

Might echo some posts here one day who knows.

 

Please to meet all of you.

 

AIMonger

 

 

 

 

 

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I am Ludwik Kowalski, a retired nuclear physicist (see Wikipedia). My on-line autobiography, entitled "Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality," is based on a diary I kept between 1946 and 2004 (in the USSR, Poland, France and the USA). Google will provide the link, in case someone is interested in how a devoted Stalinist became an active anti-communist.

 

This is highly emotional. I strongly suggest people of this forum (moderators included) to read at least this. Hearing a True Homo Sapiens speaking.

Edited by michel123456

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hi. im glitch

im into computer science. love to get into cryptography or AI. So if anyone has some interesting info on those subjects, i would love to hear them. Still in undergrad though, so id really like to know where to start if anyone has any ideas.

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I have already posted a few comments, but I thought it is better to introduce myself. I am Marios Kyriazis, a medical doctor and biomedical gerontologist living in London, although originally from Cyprus.

My interest is antiageing medicine and anything else that has to do with ageing, longevity and healthy lifespans. See http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=59182278&trk=tab_pro

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