Newbie reporting for duty!

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Hello everybody, new here :)

I'm a science buyer with a UK bookshop, a trade that is notoriously badly paid but makes up for it with free reading matter and interesting people at science festivals. Never quite got that astrophysics degree, but I'm still very much into the field as an amateur, my favourite area is cosmology and (yes, it's not-really-science ;)) multiverse theories.

I'm into kitesurfing, probably the most fun you can have when covered head to toe in rubber and immersed in the North Sea. I also enjoy rock and ice climbing. My hobbies generally stem from an odd relationship with gravity.

I also tinker rather extensively with php/mysql, perl, python and linux.
 

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Evo
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Welcome to PF The Geoff!! You'l find many friendly knowledgable people here and lots of great subjects.

What's your favorite fish?
 
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Monique
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Hi The Geoff, I'm sure you will have fun here!
 
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Thank you!

Evo - you seem to be angling for my favourite fish. Is this the right plaice for that? I don't want to carp, I'm just asking to avoid musseling in on the wrong forum. I was just expecting something a bit more physicsy, like my favourite glowing Platonic solid. That's easy, that's a neon tetra...


(Oh yeah, and sorry...I do puns...)
 
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:rofl: puns are good, now.. what fish do you like?
 
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Erm...neon tetra. I also had a pet shark when I was 15, he was called gums. A little red-fin about 10cm long, he was cool too.
 
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you should post outside of GD, so you don't look like such a noob with your Posts: 0

:wink:
 
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I'm still trying to find something sufficiently interesting to post without looking like a crackpot! You can't rush a first real post you know, you only get one of them ;)
 
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:rofl: Welcome The Geoff.
 
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Well you've been waiting with baited breath, being koi, wondering what is the porpoise of our fishy inquiries. We're not asking about fish sole-y from curiosity or just for the halibut, no!

*lisab whacks The Geoff repeatedly with a beautiful neon tetra*

Consider yourself officially welcomed to PF :smile:!





sigh, yes I know a porpoise is not a fish
 
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Hello everybody, new here :)
I'm into kitesurfing, probably the most fun you can have when covered head to toe in rubber and immersed in the North Sea. I also enjoy rock and ice climbing. My hobbies generally stem from an odd relationship with gravity.

I also tinker rather extensively with php/mysql, perl, python and linux.

Geoff,

Welcome. Hope you will find it interesting here, ever do any work problem solving while on the rocks/ice ? Most folks clear their minds there, but some can solve problems while engaged, so to speak.

Rhody...

P.S. Lisa put that:
*whacks The Geoff repeatedly with a beautiful neon tetra*
down, you will scare him away for good. lol.
 
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ever do any work problem solving while on the rocks/ice ? Most folks clear their minds there, but some can solve problems while engaged, so to speak.

Yup, I know what you're on about there - there's nothing more distracting than finding yourself trying to calculate exactly how hard you're going to hit that wall if you fall off and pendulum on x metres of rope that will stretch by y..... :eek:

The kitesurfing's even worse, it's all resolution of forces and plane vs foil effects. Bernoulli sucks.
 
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P.S. Lisa put that:
*whacks The Geoff repeatedly with a beautiful neon tetra*
down, you will scare him away for good. lol.

Right, that would be like barb wire around PF :uhh:
 
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Yup, I know what you're on about there - there's nothing more distracting than finding yourself trying to calculate exactly how hard you're going to hit that wall if you fall off and pendulum on x metres of rope that will stretch by y..... :eek:

The kitesurfing's even worse, it's all resolution of forces and plane vs foil effects. Bernoulli sucks.

Geoff,

Kind of like this ? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9164237466268678041#" [Broken]

Rhody... :eek:

Edit: You may like this link: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=370675&highlight=Sharma"
 
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Well you've been waiting with baited breath, being koi, wondering what is the porpoise of our fishy inquiries. We're not asking about fish sole-y from curiosity or just for the halibut, no!

*lisab whacks The Geoff repeatedly with a beautiful neon tetra*

Consider yourself officially welcomed to PF :smile:!





sigh, yes I know a porpoise is not a fish
that was great lisab!
 

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