Who created PF?

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Who created Physics Forums? Who is its founder? Does anybody owns it?
 

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Chi Meson
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Here's a clue. It was his birthday yesterday.
 
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PF was created in 2000 by a team of psychiatrists at the Moronvia Institute in DuBuque, Iowa, U.S.A. as a psychological experiment to see how many time a day you could interrupt people's connection to an internet forum before they went berzerk.
 
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No one created PF. There is no "intelligent design" involved here.

<ZapperZ runs and hides from the PF God>

Zz.
 
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PF is owned by a dog. This dog:
http://www.artglass-pottery.com/Dogs/images/A02453St.Bernard.jpg
 
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http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/mcknight/nerd.jpg [Broken]
 
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I would like to know the relationship between Greg and Warren. Are they related, friends or..?
 
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Tom Mattson said:
I can't believe no one PM'd me about Chief Crazyhead Mattson. You guys usually watch my back better than that!
haha I always wondered why you never had a response to that :biggrin:
 
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I would like to know the relationship between Greg and Warren. Are they related, friends or..?
Warren is my mom's cousins dads step son's ex girlfriends classmate
 
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Did you watch your school pull off the upset, Greg? You do go to UWM, no?
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Warren is my mom's cousins dads step son's ex girlfriends classmate
Thrice removed.

Greg and I have never actually met, or even conversed on the phone, believe it or not. I joined PF a number of years ago and spent most of my time being an arrogant jerk to the crackpots. Eventually, somehow, I was promoted to mentor (I guess I softened up!). Later, when Greg realized I could help him with some of the site's programming, he made me a co-admin.

- Warren
 
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Did you watch your school pull off the upset, Greg? You do go to UWM, no?
Was no upset my friend :biggrin: GO PANTHERS! Now watching marquette get wipped.
 
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my time being an arrogant jerk to the crackpots
Said like a true scientist
 
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So then Greg you must be crazy rich by now like all the other Internet people.
 
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He would be rich, but I keep skimming off the top.

- Warren
 
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Ratzinger said:
So then Greg you must be crazy rich by now like all the other Internet people.
yup, advertising firms are spending billions on the physics market lol
 
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I bet these two Google guys have been knocking on your door lately.

Are we talking seven digits numbers? Or stock options?
 
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What're you trying to say? That Google would buy PF? I think you have it all backwards... Greg's been talking about investing his PF profits in some little search engine company for a while now.

- Warren
 
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But don't you realize how much money is needed to keep the site up? With the amount of data on PF, the hosting package isn't 100 MB of disk and 500 MB bandwidth! I wonder how much bandwidth PF uses monthly.
 
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But don't you realize how much money is needed to keep the site up? With the amount of data on PF, the hosting package isn't 100 MB of disk and 500 MB bandwidth! I wonder how much bandwidth PF uses monthly.
Close to 300gig total bandwidth (http, ftp, ssh, backups...) and near 3gig raw data (over a gig for all those latex images!). Good thing we have a dedicated server with unlimited bandwidth and two 160gig drives!
 
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:eek: Yeah, good thing! I had no idea LaTeX images took that much.
 
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No one "created" PF. It evolved over millions of years from protoforumoids like sci.physics usenet.
 

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