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by stelei
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I'd like to know the name of this book/short story/comic
Replies: 666
Views: 271729

Anthology of apocalyptic short sci-fi stories?

I've been looking for this book for at least six years, maybe someone here can help? I read it in the mid-to-late 1990s, in Romania. It was an anthology of short sci-fi stories written by authors all around the world - I remember some names were English, French, Russian, maybe some Czech. The cover ...
by stelei
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1037: "Umwelt"
Replies: 478
Views: 319635

Re: 1037(?): Umwelt

I'm in Montreal, with an ISP based in Toronto. I run Windows 7 Home Edition. I got the following crop of comics: - Firefox: Earthquake in Toronto, and six months later snow storm with only six kilometers left to go. - Chrome: Aurora warning from CBC (hehe) that may be visible from "here", ...
by stelei
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!
Replies: 107
Views: 16573

Re: Short haired cute geek girls wanted!

Hurray for library of prettiness and geekery!
This picture was taken at the beginning of last summer. Two years ago, I went from mid-back length to chin-length. Never regretted it.
by stelei
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0594: "Period"
Replies: 133
Views: 86756

Re: "Period" Discussion

This. Is. Gold. Not only did I get ¡burned by cheese!, I now have something that will brighten all my future periods. Truly an achievement to be proud of!
Also, filed for future use in appropriate circles. Just like the rest of the webcomic, really.
by stelei
Wed May 13, 2009 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What's your major?
Replies: 77
Views: 7610

Re: What's your major?

Majoring in Microbiology & Immunology, and my Atmospheric and Oceanic Science minor starts next semester (in year 2). I figured out a double approach to eventually be an astrobiologist, my absolute life calling - I'm studying both microscopical life and large-scale planetary phenomena. :D Yes, w...
by stelei
Mon May 04, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0577: "The Race: Part 1"
Replies: 74
Views: 13836

Re: "The Race: Part 1" Duscussion

Oh, a multi-chaptered comic again! I've missed those!
by stelei
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 246391

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

I cycled through my share of silly pre-teen nicknames, then settled for two entirely made-up ones that I like and am absolutely certain will be free. One is crinury, which refers to my deceased grandfather's favorite color - in Romanian, he called it "crinuriu", a sort of dark purple. I st...
by stelei
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do you sit?
Replies: 62
Views: 4896

Re: How do you sit?

So many odd sitting positions so far, it's absolutely awesome. :) I'm another fan of the nerd-perch, no matter how bad it may be for knee ligaments, tailbone, and neck (especially since I slouch and rest my chin on a knee). It's warm and comfy, especially in winter, and I love to tuck my legs in my ...
by stelei
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 68318

Re: "Students" Discussion

I remember having had The Academic Dream (awesome name, Workaphobia) in elementary school, when I was a lot more motivated to perform well academically than I am now in university. It's been lurking in the depths of my minds ever since - in fact, it visited again the night before the comic was poste...
by stelei
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0555: "Two Mirrors"
Replies: 134
Views: 41201

Re: "Two Mirrors"

Wow this is funny, I actually have a bathroom set up like that. I here is a pic a took after seeing the comic. For a second, the creep-out factor went through the roof as I looked at almost a carbon copy of our own bathroom. The walls are exactly the same color, and even the counter and sink are id...
by stelei
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0502: "Dark Flow"
Replies: 123
Views: 28990

Re: "Dark Flow" Discussion

Aw. This is the kind of comic that made me fall in love with xkcd in the first place, combining cutting-edge (tee hee, pun) science with naive human feelings. Kind of related to the comic, I vaguely remember my dream last night involving something like the entire known universe approaching this unkn...
by stelei
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2418170


*waves* Hello, xkcd world. My name is Diana, I'm soon-to-be 20, Montréal resident, Romanian of birth, and a Microbiology undergrad. I've been reading xkcd ever since a dark stormy winter night during which I caught up with 400-odd comics in a few hours. New comics make me burst with inner glee. I lo...
by stelei
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 33375

Re: "Depth" Discussion

He did it again. Oh, how that makes me happy.
If I ever have children, these log-plotted comics will be their introduction to the world of physics :D. Too bad there's no poster of it yet.
by stelei
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0482: "Height"
Replies: 271
Views: 74679

Re: "Height" Discussion

Fortunately, in the time it took to register, nobody posted a link to Nikon's Universcale: :D This comic made me feel all giddy and fuzzy, in a Physical Chemistry course to boot! Also, the fact that a poster is already available makes me b...

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