How did you discover Physics Forums

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Will keep mine pithy, late in 2008 a co-worker, really smart, Harvard undergrad, MIT Graduate, with honors turned me onto http://www.ted.com/talks" [Broken].
After watching a bunch of video's I stumbled on Garrett Lisi's E8 talk, thought it was cool. A few well placed searches on Lisi led me to PF, where I have been happy as a clam ever since (March 09, after lurking a bit before joining).
Funny how one thing leads to another, eh ?

Rhody... :devil: :biggrin:
 
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Actually, Orstio, a PF member who owns and administers Everything-Science told me about PF and the homework forums. He mentioned the discussion forums and intensive use of LaTeX, and recommended I check it out. I did.
 
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Probably google, I actually don't remember lol.
 
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I probably came here via a link from a posting in one of the Usenet sci.physics.* newsgroups. PF used to have a bidirectional gateway to sci.physics.research, and I remember seeing posts from PF there. Or someone may have posted a link to a thread here from a similar thread in sci.physics or sci.physics.relativity. This was over six years ago, so I don't remember the details.
 
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A google search led me to a thread here. I have long forgotten what it was I was looking for in the first place.

(April 2008)
 
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I was searching for information on string theory. This forum was the most active of the knowledgeable forums. Then I found GD...
 
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I was searching for information on string theory. This forum was the most active of the knowledgeable forums. Then I found GD...
And fell into a hole, not unlike the Ditch of Doom.
 
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Evo, I heard from VERY reliable sources that the combined General Discussion threads formed a hole in spacetime and out popped a rainbow unicorn which layed a chocolate covered egg that you then appeared out of. To everyone's pleasure of course.
 
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Evo, I heard from VERY reliable sources that the combined General Discussion threads formed a hole in spacetime and out popped a rainbow unicorn which layed a chocolate covered egg that you then appeared out of. To everyone's pleasure of course.
:!!)

<inserts 10 billion GOOBF cards in Drakkith's computer>
 
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:!!)

<inserts 10 billion GOOBF cards in Drakkith's computer>
I'm afraid to ask...but what are GOOBF cards?
 
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I'm afraid to ask...but what are GOOBF cards?
Get Out Of Banning Free
 
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Get Out Of Banning Free
Woohoo!
 
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I wanted to read and learn about astrophysics and I think I came to the right spot.
 
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I am a crank! :biggrin: I was looking for a way to define zero.
And Greg, I thought this was a high school project gone awry?
 
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I was searching for information on string theory. This forum was the most active of the knowledgeable forums. Then I found GD...
String theory ... :eek:
 
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I was searching for information on string theory. This forum was the most active of the knowledgeable forums. Then I found GD...
You were looking for string theory and you found G-D! I knew it!!!
How do I get this ink off from the "Crank Stamp?" :frown:
 
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I was looking for help for my undergraduate physics I class :shy:. I got help, and I decided to return the favor. I spent most of 2004-2005 on the homework forums then I branched out to other forums once in a while :blushing:. That was 7 years ago!.
 
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I came in through the Michio Kaku forums in 2003.
 
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I really don't remember...I was a lurker for a while then I decided to join :)
 
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I was googling "arguments for physicalism" and I ended up here in some HUGE legendary thread "Can everything be reduced to pure physics" 1 year ago or so. Until then, I never would've thought there are forums with people actually willing to discuss such things so I got a bit excited. I read other threads for a while and then decided to join.
 
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I was killing lunchbreaks:

googling mathamatics and chess -> reading University of St Andrews website full of biographies of mathematicians -> reading Wolframs maths website -> PF.

Lurked for years and then joined. Totaly addicted. I've learned so much from PF, thankyou all. I wish I had more time to post. Great thread Rhody, I've been wanting to say all this.
 

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