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Lifecrafter
Member # 6193
Profile Homepage #25
CPU of choice: MAC

How does that sit with you, pedant? :P

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Tales From the Tabard Inn: Now if only there was a 3600 Hour Contest.....
Posts: 900 | Registered: Monday, August 8 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #26
Age: Having been only hours old when a terrible event in United States history occurred.
Birth Characteristics: Eldest of four. Actually, I think my little brother is an obnoxious monkey, but I'm not sure.
Sexual Orientation: What do you think?
Marital Status: Solitary
Virgin: I would hope so
Ethnic Origin: Nein, I don't call a bathroom a loo. Now how do I incorporate that tiny composition of Polish, Irish, and Swiss?
Nationality: I was born in Swedish Medical Center
Languages Spoken: Hmm... vous parlez français?
Religion: That of one who reads a certain religious text, but would be opposed to a mandatory confession to a church leader.
Economic Status: I reside in a three thousand plus square foot house overlooking the city. My mother is an occupational therapist, my father a sports book clerk.
Political Leanings: I endorse Ron Paul for President of 2008
Highest degree completed: The degree of the temperature this past summer exceeded that of any in records.
Academic area of interest: Instructing hormonoids about various subjects of advanced secondary school study.
Primary Occupation: Sleeping, mes cours, la musique, and devices containing a lot of silicon.
Membership to Spiderweb: Why can I only think of a song concerning late December back in '63?
Preferred computer system: The operating system which features the most amusing commercials on my television.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #27
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

I know this sounds a bit obsessive, but could people please stop referring to their computers as CPUs? A CPU is a component of the computer, but is not the computer. For that matter, Macs and PCs use the same CPUs. :-P
Only kind of recently. (Oh wait. Has it been that long?)

In any case, I'm missing checkboxes on the nationality question, as I have two passports. I've picked the underrepresented category and put German.

It's nice to know that all of use can use English. Not everyone who's graced these boards can. :P

It's shocking to see all those years. To me, the 00s have only just started, still - and all of a sudden another decade's over.

Lazarus: That presumably stands for MultivAC, the greatest computer never actually built, which was advanced enough to know the answer to almost all the world's questions, but primitive enough to print them out on a teletype machine? Amazing... :)

[ Monday, January 28, 2008 18:07: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 4574
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Age: Tradgedy is in the eye of the beholder, my friend.
Birth Characteristics: Siblings.
Sexual Orientation: Not Given.
Marital Status: Single
Virgin: Yes
Ethnic Origin: German, Polish, Irish, and Swiss, and something else
Nationality: So Swedish?
Languages Spoken: English, French
Religion: Catholic?
Economic Status: Upper Middle Class.
Political Leanings: Libertarian
Highest degree completed: Not given.
Academic area of interest: Something about middle school.
Primary Occupation: Sleeping, Something, Music, and Electronics.
Membership to Spiderweb: Not Given
Preferred computer system: Mac has some pretty hilarious commercials out there.

FYT, I think. Some were pretty cryptic though.

[ Monday, January 28, 2008 18:14: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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"I'm happy I'm the mentally disturbed person I am." -Nioca
"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
Posts: 1186 | Registered: Friday, June 18 2004 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #29
I have to say, Excalibur, that when I cast Shelley Long to play your part, I had no idea just how far you would go in your transformation into Diane Chambers.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #30
Diane Chambers = Shelly Long, and I'm still dumfounded by your choice there. Does that mean I'm going to regress to a former neurotic poseur personality?

Yeah, I deliberately made that post rather ambiguous, and now I'm having my ill-formed moment of amusement.

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #31
You're just starting to sound exactly like her, that's all.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #32
Age: 16
Gender & sexual orientation: Male, straight
Marital Status: In a relationship :D
Virgin: So far so good. (Yes)
Ethnic Origin: German, Polish, Irish, Cherokee, English.
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English. Also familiar with Latin, and able to read Ancient Greek fairly well. Euoi, hetairoi mou. Ean hellenizwmen, oudeis oisei ta grammata hemwn. O, und ich spreche Deutches wenig.
Religion: Christian.
Economics Status: Lower middle class.
Political Leanings: Conservative. I rather like Huckabee, but I can't vote in the next election.
Highest Completed Educational Degree: I'm still in high school
Primary Academic Area of Interest: Chemistry, genetics, etc.
Primary Occupation: Student
Spiderweb joining: 2007
Preferred OS: That's a tricky one. I really like Mac, but I've always had a PC.

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Love is the movement.
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #33
quote:
Nalyd:
Economics Status: Lower Middle Class.
Political Leanings: Economic... Freedoms.
quote:
Taliesin :
Economics Status: Lower middle class.
Political Leanings: Conservative. I rather like Huckabee, but I can't vote in the next election.
One of my political science professors pointed out today that many people often vote against their own economic interests. It is interesting to see that theory in practice right here.

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Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #34
quote:
I rather like Huckabee, but I can't vote in the next election.
Thank goodness! :P

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Did-chat thentagoespyet jumund fori is jus, hat onlime gly nertan ne gethen Firyoubbit 'obio.'
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Posts: 8752 | Registered: Wednesday, May 14 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 8030
Profile Homepage #35
quote:
One of my political science professors pointed out today that many people often vote against their own economic interests.
I believe that's because most people do not expend much time to researching their favored candidate, and some even vote based on a statistical characteristic.

I always thought I was rich. Most people in the world don't live in a two-story house, neither do they have abundant recreational time.

I might as well provide a comprehendable response to what Goldenking couldn't make out.
Age: 15
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Ethnic Origin: Majority German, a good deal of British, and a little bit of Irish, Polish, and Swiss.
Nationality: American (Swedish Medical Center is in Seattle)
Religion: Protestant
Highest degree: A sophomore right now
Area of Interest: Teaching highschool
Occupation: That something means "my courses"

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Decca Records - "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
Posts: 1384 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 4248
Profile #36
I'm a 18-year-old single virgin male from Finland, hello to you very much. I'm spending my third and last year in vocational intstitute and hope to get a job during summer. I'm inteterested in a variety of academical subjects, although ain't expert in any.

Deep in my heart I'm an anarchist, but it seems to me us humans aren't really suited for anarchy. Thus, I often voice exactly opposite opinions, favoring strictly regulated and authoritave systems. In other words, "peace through tyranny with me as the tyrant".

What comes to religion, I'm namely and evangelic lutheran, but my actual beliefs can be... confusing. I could summarize them with the sentence "whatever is, is God".

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Life is a neverending carneval where everyone has multiple costumes. I just hope mine are pleasing to the eye.
Posts: 617 | Registered: Tuesday, April 13 2004 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #37
Age: 22
Birth Characteristics: 2 older and 1 younger, sisters
Gender & Sexual Orientation: Male, gay
Marital Status: Single
Virgin?: yes
Ethnic Origin: European
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English
Religion: Other
Economic Status: Personally, I tend to use the term "Working Class", but I guess that just a different way of saying "Poor" :P
Political Leanings: Economic Moderate, Social Freedom
Highest Educational Degree Completed: High School
Primary academic area(s) of interest: Too hard to narrow down to one! Psychology, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Parapsychology, and any other "ologies" you can think of that concern the operation, development and advancement of the human brain and mind.
Primary Occupation: Regular Job
Joined SW: 2001
Preferred Computer System: PC

I wonder who the third gay guy around here is.

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1829
Profile #38
Just adding the "other" options I filled in.

Gender and Sexual Orientation: Male, Asexual.
Nationality: Dutch, as in an inhabitant of the Netherlands.

Also as a curiosity I answered "2007" for Spiderweb join date, the account is older but I didn't actively start reading here until 2007.
Posts: 206 | Registered: Tuesday, September 3 2002 07:00
Shaper
Member # 3442
Profile Homepage #39
Age: 20
Birth Characteristics: An older brother, a younger sister, and a younger brother.
Gender & Sexual Orientation: Male, heterosexual.
Marital Status: Single.
Virgin?: No.
Ethnic Origin: European
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English, with a poor grasp of French.
Religion: Agnostic.
Economic Status: I'm with Brody. Working class, which I suppsoe fits with "poor" here.
Political Leanings: Economic Freedom, Social Freedom, which I'm hoping is right.
Highest Educational Degree Completed: High School
Primary academic area(s) of interest: the arts.
Primary Occupation: Regular Job.
Joined SW: 2003
Preferred Computer System: PC

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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #40
Different people have different ideas of rich and poor. I avoided the "rich" label and in retrospect I wish I'd avoided "middle class" and "poor" as well. In the US at least, there's a tendency for a big chunk of the upper class to claim that they are close to average and just "upper middle class".

But it's all relative.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Master
Member # 5977
Profile Homepage #41
I'm Dutch, but you guys know that. Which brings me to the fact that I was surprised to see that I'm not the only one who can talk Dutch here very well. Come on you two, you are making me curious, who are you?

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
Agent
Member # 2759
Profile Homepage #42
quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

I wonder who the third gay guy around here is.
I was wondering who the 2nd one was...?

Edit: I'm the third, since I didn't make that clear.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 22:55: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Posts: 1104 | Registered: Monday, March 10 2003 08:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #43
Slarty and I have both previously mentioned that we're gay. I'm just wondering who the third is.

And since I've already made the drama of life public knowledge around here, the extremely summarized update is that I'm now openly, and happily, gay, and an (soon to be officially) ex-Mormon.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 15:13: Message edited by: Archmage Alex ]

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
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Member # 5755
Profile #44
quote:
Originally written by Archmage Alex:

I'm now openly, and happily, gay, and an (soon to be officially) ex-Mormon.
Congrats. That must have been ... difficult.

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Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Skip to My Lou
Member # 40
Profile Homepage #45
Given that I still live with my parents, who are the only ones who still don't know, "difficult" is definitely one of the words that applies.

It is really nice to talk to people who consider it a call for congratulations though. Thanks.

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #46
I'll spare you the I-told-you-sos, because you've clearly worked out for yourself already that what you were trying to do before wasn't working. Good luck.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
Member # 10578
Profile Homepage #47
quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
I rather like Huckabee, but I can't vote in the next election.
Thank goodness! :P

We're all entitled to our own opinions. I'm not offended.

quote:
By ET:
One of my political science professors pointed out today that many people often vote against their own economic interests. It is interesting to see that theory in practice right here.
Actually, I do like his economic positions, and only because I've looked deeper than the mainstream media's inaccurate portrayal of him. Just my two cents.

Edit: This would be a perfect example if I supported John McCain, however.

[ Tuesday, January 29, 2008 16:33: Message edited by: Taliesin ]

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Love is the movement.
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #48
Age: 18
Birth Characteristics: I'm the middle of three brothers
Sexual Orientation: Male, heterosexual
Marital Status: Single
Virgin: Yes
Ethnic Origin: European (American mud)
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English and high school level spanish. (Hopefully fluent spanish eventually)
Religion: Nope, I don't like to subscribe to a belief that millions of others are wrong.
Economic Status: Well off, though definately not rich by American standards. If my dad hadn't retired so young from his old job my family would be much wealthier.
Political Leanings: I don't know. I chose the strong economic and social control, but my opinions vary issue to issue. I think I owe service to my country so take that as you will.
Highest degree completed: Middle School, though I'll be graduating from High School in a few months.
Academic area of interest: Physical Sciences, I'm going to study to become an engineer. At least, that's the plan right now. I'm also a music buff, and love to play a wide variety of music on guitar.
Primary Occupation: I'm a student.
Membership to Spiderweb: Since before 2000... I think '98.
Preferred computer system: PC

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Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6700
Profile Homepage #49
Age: 21
Siblings: I have a younger sister and younger brother, in that order.
Sexual Orientation: Male, straight
Marital Status: Engaged.
Virgin: Yes
Ethnic Origin: European. My mother's side was of a high pedigree descended from the United Kingdom. My dad's side has too many bastards for us to know anything for sure. We know that my great-grandmother immigrated from Bugaria, that my dad's mother can directly trace her lineage to the royal court of some English king in the 1500s, and we're pretty sure that my dad's dad's dad's sire was Cherokee, though the woman's husband was german.
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English and a rusty fourth-year Latin
Religion: Protestant, though I really can't cling to any denomination or individual school of thought. I mean, when they've all got their foibles and inconsistancies?
Economic Status: My family is lower middle class (we were very happy to be upgraded to reduced lunches from free when I was in high school. It meant that my dad becoming a full-time pastor was not leading to our financial ruin after all). I make enough doing odd jobs and working over breaks to pay the bills; my only debt is from my schooling.
Political Leanings: I have yet to find a political system that aligns itself with my own conclusions on political and economic philosophy. I have some very strong socialist leanings, I appreciate the value and advantages of a free market, I like a strong, centralized government, like paying my taxes, understand that not all men are created equal, and recognize that if order is to be maintained, someone has to choose and enforce a standard. All of the tests and compases call me a centrist. I call myself a moderate in both areas out of mere convenience.
Academic area of interest: The Arts, including music, drama, radio drama, broadcasting, and filmmaking. It is my goal to tell stories for a living.
Primary Occupation: Student, with some odd production jobs thrown in.
Membership to Spiderweb: January 2006.
Preferred computer system: I like to be able to strictly control exactly what I have inside my tower. PC, in all techno-definitions.

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