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  1. Jul 10, 2011 #1

    rhody

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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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  3. Jul 10, 2011 #2

    Astronuc

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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.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2011 #3

    Drakkith

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    Probably google, I actually don't remember lol.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2011 #4

    jtbell

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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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  6. Jul 10, 2011 #5

    Redbelly98

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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)
     
  7. Jul 10, 2011 #6
    I had a dream... :D
     
  8. Jul 10, 2011 #7

    Evo

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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...
     
  9. Jul 10, 2011 #8

    turbo

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    And fell into a hole, not unlike the Ditch of Doom.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2011 #9

    rhody

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    That's beautiful Greg... hehe

    Rhody... :biggrin:
     
  11. Jul 10, 2011 #10

    Drakkith

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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.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    :!!)

    <inserts 10 billion GOOBF cards in Drakkith's computer>
     
  13. Jul 10, 2011 #12

    Drakkith

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    I'm afraid to ask...but what are GOOBF cards?
     
  14. Jul 10, 2011 #13

    Evo

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    Get Out Of Banning Free
     
  15. Jul 10, 2011 #14

    Drakkith

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    Woohoo!
     
  16. Jul 10, 2011 #15
    I wanted to read and learn about astrophysics and I think I came to the right spot.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2011 #16

    dlgoff

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  18. Jul 10, 2011 #17
    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?
     
  19. Jul 10, 2011 #18
    String theory ... :eek:
     
  20. Jul 11, 2011 #19
    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:
     
  21. Jul 11, 2011 #20

    Pyrrhus

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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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