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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 08:33:37 PM »
Hello, my name is Bec and I'm a science-aholic.  I realised I had a problem when I listened to seven episodes of Science... Sort Of in one day.  I'm a civil engineer and I like building big stuff, efficiency, riding bikes, and pretending that I understand physics.

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 11:26:50 PM »
I'm John, in New Zealand, and nobody gets my sense of humour - especially Ben.  :(
I'm, amongst other things, a massage therapist - I have degrees, but don't use them, so they don't exist.
I like goth and darkwave music, esoteric debates and soft-toys.
I'm on a 4 week countdown until the birth of my second child so am a little stressed (my wife is somewhat stressed too  :))
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 11:11:23 AM »
I'm Henry.  I'm a cytotechnologist (cytotech for short, heh, get it?) :D  For those familiar with SMBC, I'm the closest thing you can get to a "Pap Smear Ninja".  You never see me, only my handiwork.

I probably play videogames too much.  I watch alot of DVDs, mostly anime and sci-fi.  A large portion of my music collection consists of videogame soundtracks and J-pop.

I have a bicycle riding, rock climbing, and weightlifting habit.

I've always been a science nerd.  I took top grade in my high school physics class with a simple 4 function calculator while everyone else was sporting fancy graphing calculators.  I haven't touched a physics class since then.  I went in the direction of biology instead.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012, 11:57:40 AM »
Well, hi from me then.
I'm... Enthusiast, I guess. Science enthusiast for certain :)
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 03:57:48 PM »
Hey everyone! I'm Bethany.  I am also a science enthusiast and I especially like ecology and natural history.  Also I am married to Ben.  I was on an episode of Titanium Physicists once, that was pretty fun.

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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2012, 09:19:21 AM »
Greetings BrachioBoarders! I spend my time listening to too many podcasts, reading too many webcomics, and playing just a few too many videogames. Well, during these summer months at least, the rest of my year will be spent at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) working towards an honours bachelor of science with specialization in physics.

The end goal here is a P.h.D. in physics, but that is still many years down the road, baring the improbable possibility of time travel hijinks, of course.

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2012, 10:22:54 AM »
Greetings and Salutations (aren't they the same thing?) My name is Summer and unlike most of you, I am a layperson when it comes to science, but I like science and science-y things. I am trying to become more science literate though! This introduction thing sounds like an AA meeting. "hello, my name is summer and I'm a science-aholic..."

Everybody together: "Hello, Summer!"
Just because you haven't pursued Science as a career doesn't mean you can't be a Scientist :-)
It would be pretty awesome if all 'laypeople' were excited about science and science-y things. You are awesome.

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2012, 10:24:46 AM »
yeah.
science is for everyone!
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2012, 11:31:33 PM »
Greetings BrachioBoarders! I spend my time listening to too many podcasts, reading too many webcomics, and playing just a few too many videogames. Well, during these summer months at least, the rest of my year will be spent at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) working towards an honours bachelor of science with specialization in physics.

The end goal here is a P.h.D. in physics, but that is still many years down the road, baring the improbable possibility of time travel hijinks, of course.

Let me guess.... your name is Ben?

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2012, 06:23:42 AM »

Let me guess.... your name is Ben?
hey!
you already know a ben who is like that.
what, are you hoarding them?
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2012, 09:29:15 AM »
Let me guess.... your name is Ben?

Hmm, close, it's Stephen.

Ok, not really close, but still a good guess given the facts, I guess.

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2012, 11:16:01 AM »
Hi, I'm Casey. I'm currently working my way through and education in physics with secI dart study of metaphysics so I have a skewed view on things. I enjoy teaching stuff, learning stuff, B grade Scifi films and running obsticle courses.
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
Hello.  I am Steve -- degrees in ChemE and EE.  Currently, I do R&D and innovation work for a plastics company.  I like physics, mathematics and home brewing.  I love this podcast.  It is intelligent AND funny, so it keeps me waiting for the next episode.

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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012, 04:44:39 PM »
thanks, buddy! i'm in awe of your career path.
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2012, 12:46:51 PM »
hey!  my name is Shanna and i recently finished grad school - i got my MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Sciences) from Rutgers.  i'm taking a year off (from lots of things) while my husband finishes his Ph.D. in Engineering Education, and then we'll be moving to the uncharted lands of "wherever will hire him as a professor."  my background is in linguistics and philosophy, so not science at all, but i have a lot of scientist friends and i think science is generally cool.  i've often thought about going back and getting a degree in something useful like chemistry or physics.  'cause physics is phun.

i have a few lame part-time jobs right now but am hoping to one day work as a middle/high school librarian or in teen/youth services at a public library.  or maybe doing something completely different but still totally awesome.  who knows where the wind will take me?