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by MadParrot
Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8641
Views: 1586251

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

If it hasn't been done already:
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Spoiler:
Technology changes, pngs don't.
by MadParrot
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

No advice--just wanted to share a friend's recent blog post about naturally curly hair . Enjoy. Don't know much about curly hair care myself but - but have to love that a blog post about cultural stuff about curly hair on women also gives rise to an extended discussion about potential origins and l...
by MadParrot
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Thanks :) Yeah, thinking of trying the 'boyshort' (I think) style ones, see how they go. Hopefully not stupidly warm in this weather.
by MadParrot
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So I'm running out of everyday undies again, and need to buy some more. I tend to buy the n-packs of bright and cheery cotton undies. One of the local shops used to stock these with decent strength elastic around the top - about a 1cm x 1mm thick. And they were awsome. They don't stock these anymore...
by MadParrot
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Just got a copper IUD put in...

I AM A CYBORG!
by MadParrot
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Most romantic comics
Replies: 17
Views: 37084

Re: Most romantic comics

I find this one kindof refreshingly honest - presenting the relationship as a much loved part of ones life, rather than the abousolute entirity of it (which always seems a bit creepy/sad to me). Though it is perhaps open to interperatation from a traditional all-out-you-are-my-everything-romantic st...
by MadParrot
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Plasmic-turtle - that's adorable. Annoying, but so adorable :)
by MadParrot
Sun May 27, 2012 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What topics should be included in education?
Replies: 76
Views: 9995

Re: What topics should be included in education?

Where I live (queensland, Australia), maths and english are compulsary through high school (as they should be), but maths splits up in the senior years (grade 11+12). English however is one subject for everybody* - and I wonder if a system like that would work well for senior English? It might get a...
by MadParrot
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Angua wrote:I'm jealous of all you people who say you can't see the hair. Mine is especially thick at the ends - I look a bit like a chimpanzee! You can definitely see it from across the room.

On the other hand, chimps are pretty awesome :)
by MadParrot
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I shave my underarms ('cause I stink and like sleevless shirts), but I've never shaved my legs. I seem to remember mum having stubbley legs at one point as a kid (don't think she ever shaved regularly), so shaved legs have been forever associated with spikey/catchey stubble in my mind - so thanks mu...
by MadParrot
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

heh, I have never shaved/waxed/dissolved my legs (because A) Hair doesn't bother me, but stubble does and B) I've never been bored enough to try it). Thus I know nothing about hair removal, so vaguely amusing topical story: I live in a share house with other women (who leave all manner of exotic lot...
by MadParrot
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Sadly, I didn't have any acne at all until college... none as a teenager, some as a 20 year old. Sigh. Argh yes. I'm 25, Its never been *bad*#, just consistant I think its all permanant fixture now :(. So do we have any >30yo people who's acne has actually gone away? I know I shouldn't care though,...
by MadParrot
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2011 Floods in Australia
Replies: 40
Views: 4031

Re: 2011 Floods in Australia

Does feel bizarre, its the sunniest day we've had for a bit here in Brisbane, (of course), and I'm sitting at home (on a hill) due to flood risk near work. We all got told to shove off yesterday at ~2, and they've shut for the day today. Of course the problematic water is already in the catchment. O...
by MadParrot
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.
Replies: 30
Views: 3374

Re: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.

A chunk of sodium chucked into a bucket of water was probably the most memorable.
by MadParrot
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

heh, I recently had an interview - went out and got a new pair of nice pants and a shirt, e.t.c but makeup never crossed my mind. Granted it was located at a uni, and I don't wear makeup. I was so shocked I saw that my last flatmate put on warpaint everyday. I've worn makeup a sum total of once in m...
by MadParrot
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: CS + Biology Musings: Help the misguided undergrad!
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: CS + Biology Musings: Help the misguided undergrad!

Have you considered some bioinformatics subjects? Like you, I studied biol and IT at uni and ended up in a bioinf job where I spend maybee 50% of my time using 3rd party tools for analysis, and the other half doing softcore programming. That's molecular though, I know nuthin 'bout environment person...
by MadParrot
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: best fantasy author working
Replies: 89
Views: 13207

Re: best fantasy author working

Nobody has mentioned Jasper Fforde? Especially the Thursday Next novels. Certainly the most imaginative stuff I've ever read. Also Terry Pratchett and, um, Isobelle Carmody I like. Haven't read much else.
by MadParrot
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Find the paper with the coolest title.
Replies: 11
Views: 2418

Re: Find the paper with the coolest title.

Where are the bad puns?
Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: the evolutionary history of anthropoid primate lice.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17343749
by MadParrot
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Forms of artistic expression
Replies: 35
Views: 3957

Re: Forms of artistic expression

I'm currently planning a piece composed of hundreds of little kitschy figures of the kind charity shops are inundated with, arranged in formation like an army entitled 'The armies of kitsch marching onward, ever onward, to death, glory and the great annoyance of Clement Greenberg's ghost" Beau...
by MadParrot
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)
Replies: 527
Views: 56772

Re: SO MOTHEREFFIN HAPPY Thread :)

me aunty's chemo has been doing some good :)
by MadParrot
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.ne

lol, you guys finally inspired me to order one ( I may have been lurking in this thread too long)... Because; I can't hack tampons - icky dry grabby nasty bitey things, and I'm old enough that I really should be over it (mid twenties - *shame*). So currently on pads, but these sound ...
by MadParrot
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122074

Re: Tea Snobbery

ah astringent, that's what it is. Thanks. Perhaps I've been letting it sit too long. Might have to start some experimentation next time...
by MadParrot
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I am angry: let me rant at toothpaste
Replies: 46
Views: 7567

Re: I am angry: let me rant at toothpaste

Huh interesting, annoyingly mine (colgate total) only has the 'active ingredients' - Soduim flouride 0.22% and triclosan 0.3% (pretty sure that's just some anti-bacterial stuff). I thought Australia usually had pretty good laws about such things, apparently not. The rest is obviously magic white gunk.
by MadParrot
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 122074

Re: Tea Snobbery

mmmm, been raised a coffee drinker, but trying to aquire a taste for tea. So when I run out of milk (not a black coffee fan) there's still something to drink, or a good lesser caffinated break time for late nights of uni work. :) So many pretty varieties though. (And the glass pot and flowering tea ...
by MadParrot
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 853928

Re: Vending machine!

you get another i then the e again

I put in an Agatha Cristie with the last page ripped out.
by MadParrot
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Vending machine!
Replies: 11087
Views: 853928

Re: Vending machine!

You get an unconcious skiier wearing a dented football helmet.

I put in one end of a of a metre long bit of string.
by MadParrot
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wisdom teeth
Replies: 38
Views: 3459

Re: Wisdom teeth

Had my top ones out - waited for the local to wear off.... I didn't actually notice when it did :). Just as well, mum cooked steak for dinner :) A few years later, I had the bottom ones out - again no probs, though the dentist and my mother made me take a couple of panadine. I went to work that afte...
by MadParrot
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You Might Be a Biology Major if...
Replies: 153
Views: 19478

Re: You Might Be a Biology Major if...

'GATTACA' is really hard to read as a one word movie title
by MadParrot
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Yikes - worm can. (so that's why I'm quiet normally, lol) Hmmm, yeah I guess I should qualify my remarks too :/ Firstly, sorry, the group in question was not really a 'support group' (if there is a definition for such things) - it was a group promoting/for women in IT - social things...
by MadParrot
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3011189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

I did IT at uni - and managed to rarely to rarely notice any major skew of male:female ratios, and definatly no attitude problems. Was with mostly female friends. An artificial intelligence subject was mosly male maybe 20:6, and I do remember looking up from a cram session outside an exam room and n...
by MadParrot
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 17300

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

Good luck on your vegetarianism endevours, whatever flavour. :) Just wanted to say this thread finally promted me to go look up rspca-approved meat production. Yay! Found a butcher not too far away that does approved pork, decided that the questionable 'organic' (a term that always makes me a bit su...
by MadParrot
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0616: "Lease"
Replies: 124
Views: 22886

Re: "Lease" Discussion

hmmm, kinda like building a model fly out of the washing up (we had two dirty seives) and leaving it on the bench for one's flatmates.
by MadParrot
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Synesthesia: Do you have it?
Replies: 126
Views: 23303

Re: Synesthesia: Do you have it?

heh, Not really, but wikipeadia says I do So it must be true, lol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia#Number_form_synesthesia Not the colours/sound sort, rather just having numbers in a pattern relative to each other. Particularly 12 and 21, I'm not hugely mathematical, I have trouble adding u...
by MadParrot
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What did you eat today?
Replies: 185
Views: 59901

Re: What did you eat today?

* Brekkie: 2 slices of vegemite on toast. Did not find vegemite on my face this time (at lunchtime, at work). * Coffee before work * Salami+lettuce+beetroot+cheese+onion+weirdUnidentifiableSauce roll * An apple, pink lady, a few weeks old * Sad dry biscuit with afternoon coffee * chikito (? chocolat...
by MadParrot
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The US college and HS system - explain it for me
Replies: 23
Views: 2675

Re: The US college and HS system - explain it for me

Interesting topic, I've always wondered, though I still don't understand. Guess I'll do the Australian System... * Childcare (any time after 6 weeks :)) * Kindy (3/4yo)- The year before preschool, might be half day only - run privately. I remember not-sleeping at kindy and being demoted to toddlers ...

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