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Enough to fill its stomach, I'd guess - a few grams per "sitting." (I just love those silly no-answer questions.)

What kind of thing send you running away, screaming and hands flailing? (Ok, let's say that figuratively is fine too.)

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Windows Me. [Wink]
(Actually, I've made a whole lot of money off a client who ran it - broke all the time. I finally got him onto Win98SE. =P)

What's your idea of a dream vacation?

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Climbing this beauty. It's technical. [Smile]

Yeah, well, a girl can dream...

Do you like flying?

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Climbing this beauty. It's technical. [Smile]

Yeah, well, a girl can dream...

Do you like flying?

Love it. I'd like to get a pilot's license someday, but I doubt that'll happen. Maybe if I get the time I might go for FAA aviation mechanic certification.

Got your Xbox2 yet?

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No X-Box and I'm not planning on getting one either. Microsoft causes me enough pain at work.

If you dropped a 1Gb USB stick that didn't contain critical information into a public toilet that hadn't been flushed, would you go fishing for it or leave it and buy a new one?

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
No X-Box and I'm not planning on getting one either. Microsoft causes me enough pain at work.

If you dropped a 1Gb USB stick that didn't contain critical information into a public toilet that hadn't been flushed, would you go fishing for it or leave it and buy a new one?

Hell yes.

What's something you really hated eating as a child, but learned to love once you grew up? (or vice versa.)

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Yams. I would spew just looking at them when I was a kid, and now I shove them in my cheek pouches for later eating.

Do you want to be famous?

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No, although infamous might be fun [evil]

Your best friends SO is seeing someone else in secret...do you tell?

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
No, although infamous might be fun [evil]

Your best friends SO is seeing someone else in secret...do you tell?

I'd try to be subtle, but yeah.


First (almost blind) date what do you do>?

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Answers:
Lunch and something interesting. I would usually have a range interesting somethings in mind... concert, short hiking trip, crafts show, video games at the dungeon, tacky tourist time in pigeon forge and gatlinburg and so forth. Over lunch you can decide whether you like each other enough to do anything else and, if so, what would be of mutual interest.

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Scare the hell out of the poor woman when she figured out just how much of a freak I really was and realized the stories were all true.

Question:
You stumble across some insider information that could never be connected to you. It would be very easy to sell a certain company's stock short and realize a big honkin' profit once the price plummets. It's illegal, but there's no chance you'd get caught. Would you do it?

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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Answers:
Lunch and something interesting. I would usually have a range interesting somethings in mind... concert, short hiking trip, crafts show, video games at the dungeon, tacky tourist time in pigeon forge and gatlinburg and so forth. Over lunch you can decide whether you like each other enough to do anything else and, if so, what would be of mutual interest.

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Scare the hell out of the poor woman when she figured out just how much of a freak I really was and realized the stories were all true.

Question:
You stumble across some insider information that could never be connected to you. It would be very easy to sell a certain company's stock short and realize a big honkin' profit once the price plummets. It's illegal, but there's no chance you'd get caught. Would you do it?

Damn skippy! How else am I gonna afford all the new consoles plus the $1000 graphics cards that will be required for future PC games?!?!?

If you found out that The Matrix was true, and you were offered the choice to get out. Would you take the red pill? and why?

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No, I don't think so. I'd try and get some super-user priveleges inside the matrix though, so I could do neat things like delete people's toilets when they were sitting on them, etc.


What is your favorite web comic?

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After The Joy of Tech? [Wink] Probably Real Life.

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

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First, we must define what, in general, is a pin. A pin is generally a length of stainless steel, generally sharpened on one end and topped by a generally larger bit of metal on the other which, as a matter of general hearsay, is generally about one millimeter in diameter. Generally the material is generally stainless steel. Generally stainless steel generally is made up of iron in general.

It may be worth noting here that it is not considered polite to make voodoo dolls and stick pins in them due to people using the words "general" and "generally" too often.

For the sake of simplicity, we will assume the pin is made up entirely of iron, as this is the element in most abundance and, of the three main elements that make up stainless steel, has heaviest mass per atom.

For the pin to be sharpened implies that the shaft must, of necessity, be larger than the point. Since the point must have at least one atom in it, the shaft must then have at least two. The head of the pin must also be larger than the shaft, ensuring that it contains at least three atoms.

Next, we have to determine what would constitute dancing on the head of a pin. Since the head must be larger than the shaft of the needle, to properly dance on the head of a pin implies that an angel must occupy at least three atoms worth of the head of the pin, otherwise the angel is simply dancing on one or two iron atoms and cannot be said to be properly dancing on the head of the pin.

I would imagine such a dance would involve standing astride two atoms and alternately placing a foot on the third, then returning it to it's starting point. The angel puts it's left foot in, for instance, then takes the left foot out. Then puts the left foot in again and, perhaps for variety, may even shake it all about. Perhaps a bit of a spin and then repeat with the right foot.

Or maybe it's the other way around. The question of whether angels lead with their left or right foot while dancing is beyond the scope of this answer, however, and will be left up to the reader to address.

Now, the head of a pin will be somewhere between three atoms and one millimeter wide and dome shaped. Using the formula for the area of a surface of half a sphere, we are going to assume I did the math and it rounded nicely to .015 square centimeters. Using some more extreme math wizardry and google, we continue to blatantly plagiarize numbers from some other site, claiming the work as our own and we come up with the size of an iron atom and inevitably, the number of atoms of iron in the head of a pin. No, really, it's exact. Spheres pack perfectly with no wasted surface area. Leave me alone.

Oh, the answer was 4 x 10^13. Precisely. And you're not allowed to question it when we divide that by 3 and come up with a maximum of 1.333 x 10^13 dancing spaces on the head of the pin later.

Now, we come to the all important questions of cover charges, bouncers who don't let angels in, devil worshippin' dance music that drives them away, spilled drinks and vomit on the floor that make part of the dance space unusable, long lines for the bathrooms and the price of a ping pong ball related show in thailand.

Err... wait, that was my last club experience. Moving on.

We now have a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 13,333,333,333,333 dance spaces available on the head of a pin. But, as anyone going to a club and seeing that maximum occupancy sign can attest, dance space will never equate to how many individuals will actually cram themselves into some nook or cranny on the floor when a good song comes on.

Given that angels are friendly critters and that only one foot actually need be on the ground at any given time, a single three foothold dance space can actually contain two dancers where one of the angels has a foot up in the air. The angels would then take turns putting a different foot in the air, shaking it wantonly no doubt. Perhaps even showing an ankle if they -really- like each other.

This gives us a minimum of 2 possible angels and a maximum of 26,666,666,666,666 angels. And can you even begin to comprehend how much goodness 26,666,666,666,666 angels in one place would represent. The number alone just sounds holy. Or something.

And the follow up question is: Why did I waste ten minutes doing this?

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quote:
And the follow up question is: Why did I waste ten minutes doing this?
To impress the hell of of me [Big Grin]


Have you ever seen an angel?

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I thought so, but then she started cheating on me and I literally felt like killing someone.


Why?

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Left Field.

What was your best subject in grade 6?

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quote:
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What was your best subject in grade 6?

A girl called Brenda.

Why does champagne smell like poo?

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:

Why does champagne smell like poo?

Probably so it goes well with cheese that smells like feet.

Which sport do you enjoy the most?

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Hockey. For both playing, and watching.

If you could kill somebody without being caught -- would you?

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No, it would violate my own moral code. (In the event rage clouded my moral judgement I submit that I wouldn't be worried about being caught anyway.)

What do you think is on the other side of the edge of the universe?

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I don't think there is an edge to the universe.

When did you last shower?

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This morning like every other day.. (except some Sundays when I get lazy and won't be leaving the house)...

What's one little nuance that some people have that drives you nuts? (only little nuances.)

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Asking "If that doesn't work, what else should I try" when I've just given them the solution to the problem they came to me with and there is virtually no chance of it not working.

What is the most unusual way you've accidentally destroyed a computer?

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Well, not a computer persay
I once dropped P4 processor into the toilet. I spilled something on my pants so I ran into the bathroom to get some toilet paper to wipe it off, I still had the P4 in my hand and I threw it in the toilet with the paper.

There's a whole in my wall where I banged my head.

What is THE stupidest thing a person has told you for not doing something you asked them to?

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