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The scientific celebrate, the superstitious cower, and the NY-Times-reading giggle

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Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 9:37 pm.

Today marks an important day for science since the Large Hadron Collider was tested out successfully for the first time.  It’s a 17-mile-long particle accelerator under the Franco-Swiss border that was “funded by and built in collaboration with over eight thousand physicists from over eighty-five countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories,” according to Wikipedia.

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Kevin's Computer, LOL

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Posted on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 at 10:23 pm.

UT3 in-game screen shot

I’m a total dick for this post, but I had to do it because it’s so funny.  I recently saw Unreal Tournament III at Target for $20 – a steal since it’s a well reviewed game that was $50 when it came out last December.  Kevin and I each bought a copy since we loved the original UT, and we’ve been playing together online.

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Why I should burn half of my work shirts.

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Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 11:28 pm.

When I first saw Office Space years ago, I was worried my future as an engineer would involve TPS reports and frequent remarks about having “a case of the Mondays.” Luckily, I haven’t had to endure these atrocities, but there have certainly been others.

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Dillo Day '08

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Posted on Sunday, June 1st, 2008 at 7:54 pm.

a dillo

Well, another year has passed at NU, and despite most of us being gone, another Dillo Day took place yesterday. For those who didn’t go to Northwestern, it’s an annual tradition that happens two Saturdays before spring finals begin, in which everyone drinks, parties, and watches live bands play all day.

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Music Recommendation MK-1

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Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at 11:23 pm.

I was at Old Orchard the other day with Nat, and while she was looking around in American Eagle, I watched music videos on their couch with a random dude. Here’s one of the vids that I enjoyed.

Part of me is like, “This is a catchy song – cool,” and the other part of me is just laughing/hypnotized by the video.

A-Punk by Vampire Weekend:

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STARCRAFT II!

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Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at 8:48 pm.

For those of you who care about Starcraft or awesome game trailers in general:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKuU0eKMK8&feature=related

I’d embed this but I don’t know how, so just click it.

Total Pwnage

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Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 at 3:00 pm.

I’m in the market for a TV for my new place, so naturally I turned to Craig’s List. I found one ad asking $600 for a 1-month-old, mint-condition, 40-inch Sony that normally retails for $1500. I figured it was a scam but I replied saying I was interested for the hell of it. I was hoping the guy was crazy instead of a scammer.

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