RETURN OF GARDEN

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

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RETURN OF GARDEN

Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:54 pm

Hello Garden,
You are so welcome to this forum. I am really not trying to be funny at all.

Can you please enlighten us what exactly made you to return to the forum? I think quizivex will be so excited on seeing you back. This is amazing and we appreciate your commeradaerie by returing to this forum. Also, thank you very much for posting you stat.

Since you are already accepted to UIUC and I am waiting to hear from them too, could you please let us know when and how did you hear from them? I will so much appreciate your help.
Thank you again.

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:07 pm

huh? Where?!

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:07 pm

Nevermind, I found it!

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Postby grae313 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:13 pm

garden, you disappoint me with your return. I thought you were special, now I see you're just a liar. Please don't foul up our profile thread with your BS post.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:20 pm

What is BS?
Grae can you give me the list of accronyms that you have used in the past or planning to use in the future or that you know? I will sort of go thro them and try to memorize so that I can also use them and also it will help me to read your post wthout scraching my head :lol:

I had a hard time figuring out meanings of LMAO, IMO and others and now BS post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby grae313 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:41 pm

FYI (for your information):

FWIW - for what it's worth
BS - bullshit
PUI - posting under the influence
IMO - in my opinion
IMHO - in my humble opinion
BTW - by the way
LOL - laughing out loud
LMAO - laughing my ass off
ROTFL - rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
WTF - what the ***
FYYFF - *** you, you *** ***

those are pretty much the only ones I use :D


Edit: I was just looking at an internet acronyms webpage and I think I may start using this one:

FYATSYRIO - *** You And The Sysop You Rode In On :lol:

WTF IS A SYSOP?! :lol:

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:01 pm

WTF IS A SYSOP


I'll field this one. A sysop is a "systems operator." A sysop was the operator of a bulletin board system. Before the internet got into full swing people would direct-dial bulletin boards (usually ANSI based) to exchange files and messages. The bulletin board was typically ran on a home computer system and the person who owned and operated the computer was the sysop.

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:10 pm

grae:

Also, could you please link us to all the threads on which you were PUI?

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:14 pm

Grae, you missed one:
RSVP

hahaha

please reply!


I never forget the meaning of this freakin acronym. It has once driven me crazy!

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Postby grae313 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:22 pm

I don't think I was ever PUI... maybe I'll have to remedy that someday

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Postby marten » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:36 pm

I thought you were special, now I see you're just a liar. Please don't foul up our profile thread with your BS post.


It could be... but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps I'm too naive and/or gullible, but 10 years of research experience is possible, and I'd expect that if he really wanted to fling BS around, there would be much more impressive ways to do that. I've worked with some real professional BS flingers, and garden doesn't smell like one, or just not a very good one.

Besides, someone could look at my profile and reach the same conclusion, "What? No physics degree? And you're applying to grad schools???"

Maybe we'll never know. Unless someone ends up at UIUC with him. RG, perhaps if you get accepted also, you can go under premise of studying physics, but really your assignment from the physicsgre forum is to get to the bottom of this, and see if we're the victims of a professional BS flinger. Do you accept this assignment?

*this forum will self destruct in 10...9...8...*

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Postby marten » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:37 pm

I don't think I was ever PUI... maybe I'll have to remedy that someday


Maybe garden was PUI...

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Postby vicente » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:15 pm

Yeah but garden claiming to be a DOMESTIC male applicant and therefore not having to write the TOEFL?

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Postby grae313 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:41 pm

and saying he's never taken the GRE, but he's been doing research and TA-ing for 10 years and got an early acceptance from UIUC... there is no question that it is fake.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:46 pm

marten, I will def take that assignemnt, cuz doing so I will have the opportunity of being accepted in one of the TOP CMT program in the WORLD. hehehe


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Postby gluon » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:16 pm

Garden is not lying. It's perfectly possible to have 10, 20, or even 30 years of research experience as an undergraduate! I'm sure that my century+ of lab work really helped give me an edge in the competition (see my post in the profile thread).

BEST, GLUON

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:30 pm

Wait, were we supposed to include past lives in our research experience?

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Postby grae313 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:19 pm

ROTFL!


and what's with his GPA? "3." 3 point what? 3.0? and his two nobel laureate recommenders.... c'mon. I can't see how anyone could read that and not be over 90% sure it's a load of crap.

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:42 pm

No, I think it's more likely that garden's post is true and accurate and everyone else is lying.

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Postby VT » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:50 pm

gluon,
I hate to say this, but I think by editing your stat you are making fun of quizivex's genuine effort to have a well organized online database of grad school applicants.
I would like to request you to pull off the non-sense and make that thread useful and informative to visitors( if you or anybody else including garden do not like to post your stat, it is fine, but please do not post BS and make crap out of it and make fun of others stat. Try NOT to lie yourself, it does not matter whether others are telling the truth or not)

I hope you understand what I am trying to say here. I am sorry for such a blunt post.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:05 pm

VT, don be pissed off. We are just having fun, I think gluon was jus kidding.

I also think it would be better if we do not make fun of that thread. We can post our BS here or on the discussion thread.

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Postby twistor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:35 pm

RG: Nice use of "BS". Bravo.

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:54 am

he's a quick learner

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:53 pm

I'm PUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gonna go get some sushi.. brb!!

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Postby fermiboy » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:29 pm

PUIing in the middle of the afternoon, nice! Wish I was doing that instead of FORTRAN coding.

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:02 pm

yeah well my classes finished at 12 and now I'm waiting for 3pm because that's when we have a department seminar. The person speaking is my girlfriend's boyfriend who is about to get his PhD at stanford, he's talking about Xeon trapping or somesuch nonesense, and it's tradition here to get wasted before a seminar so we're on the third bottle of wine

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:09 pm

Your girlfriend's boyfriend? That's cheating!

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:29 pm

girlfriend as in my girl who is also my friend. or is it my friend who is also a girl. yeah I think that's it. I'm still super PUI. and the talk was: "EXO: The enriched xenon observatory for double beta decay"

hooooorrraaaayyy

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Postby quizivex » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:42 pm

WHOOAA!!! This is unbelievable. I was out all day yesterday and went to sleep as soon as I got back. I wasn't here to witness the epic drama that unfolded. SO GARDEN HAS RETURNED. Just when we had practically lost faith in his resurrection, he appears out of nowhere with a garbage post and vanishes without a trace.

Actually, just a few days ago I was about to post a new thread called "Petition for the return of garden" and was going to ask the users to post their pleas for garden to come back. When I first saw this thread on the homepage, I thought RG had coincidentally done the same thing until I looked garden up and saw he made a 5th post.

This is so incredible.

We spent weeks on the November 3rd Scores Out thread helplessly trying to interpret his words. We kept calling for a return from garden but were disappointed every day. As RG said:

Garden appearing on this forum is a rare cosmological phenomenon(as quizivex mentioned). So let us be patient and keep our hope alive. One day he is gonna make his way to this forum and enlighten us with deep insight and spell out the meaning of his words! Garden if you read this post, just ignore it, it is not worth reading for a true genius( twistor's idea) like you!


Twistor has always been baffled by garden's genius. In fact, the garden discussion prompted several users to make their first post. All of it was leading up to this day.

The credit for this miracle goes to trupti. Just one day before his return, trupti called out asking that garden post SOP or stats:

Maybe after all the admissions are over and everyone has got admitted to whichever place they wanted to, RG, quizivex, grae313 and garden :) should even post


But I must say along with grae313 that I'm disappointed:

I can't see how anyone could read that and not be over 90% sure it's a load of crap.


That was very clever allusion to his monumental words! :wink:

Twistor on the other hand knows that garden is always perfect and always correct, so we must reformulate the way we view ourselves and our world to account for this fact:

No, I think it's more likely that garden's post is true and accurate and everyone else is lying.


And yes I agree with VT,
gluon, please fix your stats. anyone who wants to post a humorous mock profile is welcome to do so but please put it on another thread. We really want to keep the profile thread authentic and reliable.

By the way, thanks to the newbies who have posted their profiles recently! :D

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:34 pm

I have walked the sandy plains-mountains of the Eastern desert wetlands in the West. I have journied through many a valley. I have been snowboarding with the Dalai Lama, smoked pot with Jesus, and saved a whale from drowning with Bono at the peak of his career ca. 1989. But I have never in all of my travels encountered a sage as mystic and true as garden.

That is why I propose we start a new religion, the likes of which has not been seen since the advent of that Flying Spaghetti thing.... with garden as our all powerful and supreme and oh so wise leader, englightenment will soon follow, and we will leave the wheel of samsara forever and enter into union with garden.

After entering into this mystic but non-sexual union we will have instant access to all 10 of his years in research experience....
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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:37 pm

girlfriend as in my girl who is also my friend. or is it my friend who is also a girl


I'm always amazed that girls can get away with this terminology. If started calling all my friends boyfriends you better believe I'd start getting looks...

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Postby quizivex » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:44 pm

yea and girls are allowed to make phony facebook relationships with each other but you'd never see two guys doing that (unless they're openly gay and proud of it).

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:03 pm

After entering into this mystic but non-sexual union


ROTFL!

I'm always amazed that girls can get away with this terminology
I think you can trace this right back to the fact that it's hip to be lesbian but still taboo to be gay (at least in popular culture). Seriously though, I've never actually said that in meatspace, and I just typed it because it was easier than saying "my friend's boyfriend" and then explaining that my friend was female and not a gay male.

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:09 pm

meatspace


lmao

Had I known this word existed before your post, I still couldn't think of a situation where I would be tempted to use it.

Unless it was something like:

"My underwear is roomy and has extra meatspace..."

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:10 pm

lol!

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:10 pm

Meatspace, the final frontier...

There is a joke about meat balls in there somewhere, but I haven't thought of it yet.

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:17 pm

you just need some time to get used to it. try using it in a sentence, like, "when we are all accepted to our dream school and since we are all super rich, we are all going to get together in meatspace for a party at RGs place before starting gradschool!"

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:21 pm

lol...

I just can't...Because I've permanently associated the word "meat" as a slang term for penis. Therefore when meat is used out of context like that, as in the word "meatspace", it brings to mind wild images of the sauna at the YMCA...

Try it:

"I was at in sauna at the YMCA... damn that's a happening meatspace!"

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:25 pm

ROTFLMAO!! OMG I'm never typing that word again....

unless I'm talking about saunas at the YMCA

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Postby twistor » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:27 pm

I didn't mean to ruin it for you :(

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:30 pm

s'all good :wink:

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:56 pm

I could make head or tail of this discussion here.

First:
I have not memorized all the acronym and still scraching my head to read above posts and

Second:

what is this sauna at YMCA

:? :?

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Postby grae313 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:59 pm

PUI = posting under the influence

sauna at YMCA = steam room where there is a high density of naked gay men.

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:59 pm

Grae you keep staring when I am reading the posts! :wink:

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Postby cancelled20080417 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:00 am

HOLY ***!

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Postby grae313 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:00 am

I'M WATCHING YOU!!!

HAHAHA!

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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:03 am

That eye is freaking me out! I decided to get an avatar too.

Wow, my 100th post! I spend way too much time here.
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Postby cancelled20080417 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:03 am

hehehehe, yeah, as if some one is going to kill me!

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Re: RETURN OF GARDEN

Postby quizivex » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:17 pm

The Second Return of Garden

Unraveling the Mystery

Thursday, March 27, 2008!

garden has come back to prepare for his fight with multigoal on April 15.

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Re: RETURN OF GARDEN

Postby twistor » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:53 pm

quizivex wrote:The Second Return of Garden

Unraveling the Mystery

Thursday, March 27, 2008!

garden has come back to prepare for his fight with multigoal on April 15.


WHERE IS GARDEN?




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