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    Forum Freshman BenTheMan's Avatar
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    Hello all---I am Ben. I am a (Physics) grad students at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, studying physcs. Specifically, I am interested in building realistic models based on the heterotic string, if any of you know anything about this.

    I like fishing and hunting and drinking bourbon, smoking my pipe and learning about physics. I drink coffee as much as possible, and think that Starbucks sucks. I am picky about pens, and play the guitar.

    Also, I like to debunk crackpots. I will probably make most of my posts in the physics section, showing people why their own theory of gravity and particle physics is fatally flawed. Hint: most crackpots violate Lorentz Invariance, for some reason.


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    Welcome Ben!

    I too love to fish. Especially for Pike and Steelhead. I used to hunt but haven't in quite a while. But I will return to my roots someday.

    Starbucks sucks I agree - too expensive. Picky here too about pens. I prefer Cross pens (more expensive than Starbucks).

    Southern Comfort is my preferred whiskey, although I've recently found plum wine to be very tasty.

    You and I should have similar views about U of M.... :wink:

    And crackpots... have a look-see at "MikeNS" in the astronomy section. He doesn't seem to listen to me. Good luck with that one....

    Cheers,
    william


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    Hi william---

    My woman (read: girlfriend) bought me a cross fountain pen, which I had to send back to cross because it wasn't writing properly. I am currently writing with a cheap Pelikan pen, which writes very nicely, but is on its last leg.

    About UM... I'll tell you a story. I was new in town, back in August. OSU had just beat UT 24-7 or some such. (I have Texas plates on my truck.) It was the first day of classes and I had parked on the main drag in Columbus, High Street, and walked to work (i.e. class). As I was walking back to my car at the end of the day, I was thinking "Maybe I should get an OSU sticker for my window". It was then that I noticed some well meaning buckey fan had keyed the side of my truck, into the primer.

    Needless to say, I was quite happy when OSU lost the Florida twice this year in national championship games. If they lost to UM, all the better

    take it easy---
    bd
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    Hi Ben,
    Sorry about your truck. Seems like sports fans all over the world are not very "sportsmanlike."

    I wasn't going to say this before, but I guess we both share similar views about OSU sports too. But I still dislike U of M more. Not the school mind you (I almost went there...), just the football fans really.

    The link below is the pen which is my favorite;
    http://www.cross.com/catalog/pendeta...y+Pens&id=3505

    Except mine was given to me by a former professor. They are quite expensive.

    Cheers,
    william
    "... the polhode rolls without slipping on the herpolhode lying in the invariable plane."
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