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Who created PF?

  1. Mar 16, 2006 #1
    Who created Physics Forums? Who is its founder? Does anybody owns it?
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2006 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Here's a clue. It was his birthday yesterday.
     
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  4. Mar 16, 2006 #3
    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.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2006 #4

    ZapperZ

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    No one created PF. There is no "intelligent design" involved here.

    <ZapperZ runs and hides from the PF God>

    Zz.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2006 #5

    Lisa!

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    arildno

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    PF is owned by a dog. This dog:
    http://www.artglass-pottery.com/Dogs/images/A02453St.Bernard.jpg
     
  8. Mar 16, 2006 #7

    Tom Mattson

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    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/mcknight/nerd.jpg [Broken]
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2006 #9
    I would like to know the relationship between Greg and Warren. Are they related, friends or..?
     
  11. Mar 16, 2006 #10
    haha I always wondered why you never had a response to that :biggrin:
     
  12. Mar 16, 2006 #11
    Warren is my mom's cousins dads step son's ex girlfriends classmate
     
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    loseyourname

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    Did you watch your school pull off the upset, Greg? You do go to UWM, no?
     
  15. Mar 16, 2006 #14

    chroot

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    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
     
  16. Mar 16, 2006 #15
    Was no upset my friend :biggrin: GO PANTHERS! Now watching marquette get wipped.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2006 #16
    Said like a true scientist
     
  18. Mar 16, 2006 #17
    So then Greg you must be crazy rich by now like all the other Internet people.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2006 #18

    chroot

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    He would be rich, but I keep skimming off the top.

    - Warren
     
  20. Mar 16, 2006 #19
    yup, advertising firms are spending billions on the physics market lol
     
  21. Mar 16, 2006 #20
    I bet these two Google guys have been knocking on your door lately.

    Are we talking seven digits numbers? Or stock options?
     
  22. Mar 16, 2006 #21

    chroot

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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
     
  23. Mar 16, 2006 #22
    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.
     
  24. Mar 16, 2006 #23
    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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  25. Mar 16, 2006 #24
    :eek: Yeah, good thing! I had no idea LaTeX images took that much.
     
  26. Mar 16, 2006 #25
    No one "created" PF. It evolved over millions of years from protoforumoids like sci.physics usenet.
     
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