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    have you ever had those moments when you say something and think... "wow... i feel so...nerdy"?
    well, we were talking about math in the morning, and someone mentioned about a decimal.....so i began talking about pi. "i don't remember how many digits they've discovered so far... i kinda stopped working on those infinite numbers... but wasn't pi 3.141592653589793...28 was it?" and others just looked at me as if i was insane....
    have anything like this occured to you?


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    answers.com offers two definitions;
    1) A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.

    2) A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
    Which of these descriptions best befits you? [choose wisely....]


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    I was talking to a friend about some crazy idea involving a big iron ball and how heavy it would be. He was impressed when I recited the formula for the volume of a sphere, but added:

    (Friend well, yeah, but we'd still have to know the specific weight....

    (Me What, of steel? Why, it's about 7.... Actually, yes,

    (Friend I quit!
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    A real nerd would have gone on to say "the force between two such spheres suspended in free space at a distance of 1 metre would be..."

    Of course I have no idea what the answer is...... :wink:
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    Yeah once on the train me and my friend were discussing interstellar scissors... some really good looking girls on the train were stifling their laughter... it was soooooo embaressing! lol

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    In the pub. Drinking with colleagues.

    I go: "Well, I'm not sure about the Copenhagen Interpretation. I prefer the idea of decoherence, you see, in which Schrodinger's cat..."

    I stop. I look around. Then hurriedly say: "This round's on me. Who wants what?"

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    When drinking, compared the amount of alcohol I had consumed with the lethal dose for my body weight

    And offered to calculate the lethal dose for other people...

    (btw, my lethal dose is about 62 units)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drowsy turtle
    When drinking, compared the amount of alcohol I had consumed with the lethal dose for my body weight

    And offered to calculate the lethal dose for other people...

    (btw, my lethal dose is about 62 units)

    Obviously nerds do not know anything about biology.

    Alcohol works in different ways during the ontogeny of the typical human specimen.

    For instance for teenagers there is this strange phenomenon that they do not get sleepy before they hit the lethal dose as is the case in adults. Adults usually drink themselves to sleep before they can kill themselves (not counting the intake of other stimulating drugs that might affect this effect).

    Then you might state; I am young so it makes sense to calculate the lethal dose. Unfortunately if you haven't turned at least 21 yet there is the fairly large problem that alcohol has a major effect on the development of your brain, the integrity of your brain, and other organs such as the liver.

    Teenagers can therefore easily drink themselves into a damaged state. And this is one you cannot recover from. The effects are much more severe than for adults. A single session of hard drinking usually already causes severe memory/concentration problems.
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    Hmm? Sorry, I stopped listening...

    I'm not saying I have approached the lethal dose. It just came up in conversation.

    I have slowly built up a resistance to alcohol, starting from the age of about 10, so I am unlikely to do serious damage. Especially since I rarely drink above 10 units: only at/around christmas.

    I am 16.

    Yeah, healthy, isn't it?
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    Clearly the alcohol has addled your brain development already because you can't develop tolerance to alcohol-induced brain damage.

    What you might have managed is to develop a tolerance that allows for a greater intake of alcohol, which just means more brain damage.

    The presence of brain damage seems to be confirmed by the short nature of your attention span, which you mentioned in your post. It's a typical symptom.

    You probably think it is cool to drink. The rational viewpoint is that it causes retardation of brain development.

    If they would do tests on you they would already find serious effects. That's something you can count on.

    Your future is already fucked up before it started. Congratulations on being cool.
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    Best post you have ever made.
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    The primary objective of drinking is to get drunk. Image has nothing to do with it.

    As for mental implications; alcohol is the least of my worries there.
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    Yes, the desire to get drunk is positively correlated to a spectrum of emotional problems, of which peer pressure is just one.
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    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sox
    Yeah once on the train me and my friend were discussing interstellar scissors... some really good looking girls on the train were stifling their laughter... it was soooooo embaressing! lol


    That's pretty hot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Clearly the alcohol has addled your brain development already because you can't develop tolerance to alcohol-induced brain damage.

    What you might have managed is to develop a tolerance that allows for a greater intake of alcohol, which just means more brain damage.

    The presence of brain damage seems to be confirmed by the short nature of your attention span, which you mentioned in your post. It's a typical symptom.

    You probably think it is cool to drink. The rational viewpoint is that it causes retardation of brain development.

    If they would do tests on you they would already find serious effects. That's something you can count on.

    Your future is already fucked up before it started. Congratulations on being cool.

    This conversation between you both has been effin awesome!
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    I've been in class, and started flirting with a girl I thought was in to me... I thought I was doing well, in my defense, and figured she liked who I was, you know, as a nerd.......... I was wrong..... My idea of 'impressive' (I made a battery and a motor that ran off the battery(voltaic pile, if you were wondering)) differed VASTLY from her's (the ability to bench press 200 lbs.(I can do about 70... on a good day)). After she was done laughing at me, with some rather rude and spiteful comments thrown in, I figured vengeance was in order.... Methylene Blue Dye... cup cakes... yeeeaaaah.... it really does work, and it was FUNNY, and I was SOOO lucky no one knew it was me, cause NO ONE else thought it was funny....
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