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by Kortanios
15 Jul 2016, 08:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Relationship Thread
Replies: 14919
Views: 331490

Re: The Big Relationship Thread

For crying out loud! The pagan god of timing seems to have a personal vendetta against me.

So I met the first person that I really clicked with in over 2 years... 2 weeks before leaving the country for at least 4 years (if not permanently)... Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.......
by Kortanios
26 Jun 2016, 13:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Thrones (Contains spoilers)
Replies: 258
Views: 14708

Re: Game of Thrones (Contains spoilers)

For the entire second half of the episode I wanted to scream at the TV "Give Wun-Wun a f***ing 2 meter piece of steel as cleaver/swors or at least a f***ing tree trunk"... He could have moved down the entire phalanx that surrounded them in less than a minute had he had any kind of appropri...
by Kortanios
30 May 2016, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Limits on freedom of speech
Replies: 69
Views: 6341

Re: Limits on freedom of speech

My personal view on the matter is anyone should be able to say anything but be ready to face the legal or social consequences. So, slander that destroys someone's life/reputation/ability to earn a living or incitement to violence that results in actual violence should be punished through a legal pro...
by Kortanios
28 Jan 2016, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!
Replies: 2078
Views: 39853

Re: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!

A recital of the entirety of Gaius Julius Caesar's "De Bello Gallico", burped.

What did Hamilcar make his son swear before setting off to the Iberian peninsula?
by Kortanios
26 Jan 2016, 12:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill.
Replies: 84
Views: 10156

Re: Bill.

My deepest condolences to everyone who knew Bill, and most of all to Kate and his closest friends. I did not know him personally, but every video and Desert Bus appearance of his leave me with no doubt that he must have been one of the most amazing people to be able to have called your friend. I can...
by Kortanios
22 Dec 2015, 20:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Musical Obsession!
Replies: 551
Views: 34117

Re: Current Musical Obsession!

Not really a current obsession but I'm sitting at the airport right now in a semi-lucid state at 4:40am appreciating the fuck out of the Smashing Pumpkins' album Siamese Dream...
by Kortanios
12 Nov 2015, 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LoadingReadyRunning - A Fitness Endeavor for Runners!
Replies: 24
Views: 3186

Re: LoadingReadyRunning - A Fitness Endeavor for Runners!

I'm in as well. I am pretty much at my ideal weight but I need to get in shape more than I currently am... In terms of tangible goals this means that I will aim to get from the 15% body fat that I have been stuck at for a few years to below 13% by Easter and keep it below 13% from there on out. What...
by Kortanios
01 Nov 2015, 15:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Graham and Kathleen!
Replies: 99
Views: 10344

Re: Congratulations Graham and Kathleen!

Congratulations you two! :D I'm really happy for them =D but also strangely worried in a selfish sense. I have no idea why =P Maybe it's just the common "things are changing" reaction. Also I'm campaigning for all the crew's kids to be referred to as LoadingReadyRugrats. Nicer than Loading...
by Kortanios
26 Sep 2015, 09:16
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: IDDQDerp
Replies: 540
Views: 47506

Re: IDDQDerp

Looks like you beat me to the suggestion I was going to make, GDwarf. I was going to suggest "Life Is Strange" as well but for a different reason. The design of the game is fantastic. There is a lot of indirect storytelling, characterisation through the environment, objects, small observat...
by Kortanios
27 Jul 2015, 03:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!
Replies: 2078
Views: 39853

Re: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!

That empty feeling that makes you eat an entire one-gallon tub of ice cream in one sitting.

What is the smallest (by population) member of FIFA?
by Kortanios
17 Jul 2015, 15:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the lols
Replies: 8556
Views: 291350

Re: For the lols

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:Image



I have a t-shirt with that on it.
by Kortanios
09 Jul 2015, 07:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?

You'll also be in Europe, so if you hold extremist views, you are no longer protected by the first amendment. That is only a problem if you are prone to hate speech, publicly inciting ethnic or religious violence, or character assassination. Just having extremist views will not harbour any risks (s...
by Kortanios
08 Jul 2015, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: Studying Abroad - What Am I Forgetting?

Well, I'd suggest bringing some dark months comfort food (the most common care package content if people i went to uni with are anything to go by), something that is typical for the winter back home but you can't get in Ireland. Also, generally anything that you connect to your personal winter sun s...
by Kortanios
05 Jul 2015, 15:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The depressing depression thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 173292

Re: The depressing depression thread

Elomin Sha wrote:The amount of morons on twitter saying the current score in the Women's Wrold Cup between Japan and USA is pay back for Pearl Harbour.

1: You idiots weren't alive when it happened.
2: Nagasaki and Hiroshima and fire bombings don't count.
3: Equating death to a football match.



YES!
by Kortanios
05 Jul 2015, 10:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The depressing depression thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 173292

Re: The depressing depression thread

How many bloody universities do I have to apply to before I finally get a PhD placement?!?! I have been applying to anything and everything that was in the general field of my masters and that I was interested in since November, all over Europe and nobody wants me. By now it has reached almost comic...
by Kortanios
25 Jun 2015, 06:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 6817

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

This is why we need more people to go into science communication. I did not want to get involved in this because people are going to be offended by what I say, but after bringing science into it I have to comment. This is the same issue that comes up with theory as used by most people and a scientif...
by Kortanios
21 Jun 2015, 02:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!
Replies: 2078
Views: 39853

Re: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!

Napoleon's mummified penis in a box under a New Jersey urologist's bed.

What is the approximate distance between earth and the centre of our galaxy?
by Kortanios
20 Jun 2015, 14:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!
Replies: 2078
Views: 39853

Re: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!

Historical revisionism

What is the difference between the air-speed velocity of an African swallow carrying a coconut tied to its feet vs one carrying a whole durian fruit on its back?
by Kortanios
19 Jun 2015, 03:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!
Replies: 2078
Views: 39853

Re: Let's Play Fraudulent Pursuit!

Fort La Navidad, constructed from the remains of the Santa Maria.

How did Emperor Nero's mother Agrippina die?
by Kortanios
28 May 2015, 15:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten
Replies: 1055
Views: 55646

Re: Foods What We Have Made And Eaten

There are a myriad of Chinese marinades that are usually used for meat that work very well with tofu. My personal favourite is char siu marinade on very firm tofu and just letting it absorb the flavour (and make everything in you fridge smell of char siu) for 2-3 days before cooking. Just add some p...
by Kortanios
28 Feb 2015, 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 259365

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

A months worth of rent in application fees and hundreds of hours of work later and I'm still not even getting invited for interviews for PhD positions. Also, why the fuck do I have to pay application fees when I want to work somewhere for an insane number of hours a week for less than minimum wage?!
by Kortanios
30 Jan 2015, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Safe is Your Job?
Replies: 43
Views: 1988

Re: How Safe is Your Job?

Currently writing/waiting for response on applications for PhD placements... so pretty much completely replacable until I get something... If (in 3-4 years) I get a job in my field afterwards, well, I'm applying for neuroscience (more precisely neural stem cell/neurogenersis research) PhD positions...
by Kortanios
18 Jan 2015, 07:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To New York or not to New York
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: To New York or not to New York

There's also the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum. The museum is, in fact, a decommissioned aircraft carrier that counts an A-12 and the Enterprise Shuttle Test Vehicle among its exhibits. They also have a Concorde. What I found in a way disturbing when I went there was the uncritical treatmen...
by Kortanios
17 Jan 2015, 18:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To New York or not to New York
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: To New York or not to New York

I have only been to New York City 5 times so I can't say too much in terms of the secret places only locals know. Anyways, if you're into museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art is THE place to visit (ranking up there with the Louvre, British Museum, and Museums Insel) followed by the MOMA which is g...
by Kortanios
07 Jan 2015, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 259365

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

I'm applying to grad school at the moment and I am continually amazed how dysfunctional the automated application systems that universities use are. It's bad enough having to continually haunt your referees o get your references in in time; it is even more fucking aggravating to then find out the em...

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