I guess?

Apr. 13th, 2016 12:23 am
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I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like. Analyze your writing!



I've never actually read any Doctorow...
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My score was 33,800. I think they made some of these words up. :P

http://testyourvocab.com
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Cartoon Network, have your people call my people...

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http://www.isidewith.com - It's a pretty good quiz, they give you lots of options to choose from on the thornier issues.
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Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: Aristotle
 

Truth does not exist in some transcendent realm. We get to truth by applying reason to the physical world. The world follows logic and commonsense. Science if done properly is not to far from philosophy.

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
 
Immanuel Kant
 
Sartre/Camus (late existentialists)
 
Nietzsche
 
Plato (strict rationalists)
 
W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
 
Which philosopher are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
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Supposedly, atheists and agnostics do better on this religion quiz than Protestants or Catholics. I got 29 out of 32, see how you do:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0105/Are-you-smarter-than-an-atheist-A-religious-quiz
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My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 5.22, Libertarian: 3.64

Political Spectrum Quiz
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See how much you know about the major religions:

http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/

I got 14 out of 15.
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Here's a fun meme that's going around Deviant Art -- The "Influence Map" (click to enlarge):


Influence Map Meme
by ~JKCarrier on deviantART

Movie meme

Jul. 18th, 2010 09:31 pm
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via [livejournal.com profile] black13:

Here's how it works: go to Wikipedia (as the most convenient resource), and copy the list of movies that were released in the year when you were 12 years old. Mark in italics the movies that you've seen. (Not necessarily that year.) Mark in bold the movies that you own on video, DVD, Blu-Ray or whatever.

If you're not sure if you've seen a movie, you haven't.
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Book meme

Apr. 21st, 2010 06:18 pm
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via [livejournal.com profile] kadymae :

Bold the ones you've read COMPLETELY, italicize the ones you've read part of. Watching the movie or the cartoon doesn't count. Abridged versions don't count either.

BTW, according to the BBC if you've read 7 of these, you are above the average.



1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (??? See #33)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno - Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madam Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince- Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

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21 out of 100...hard to believe that's way above average. Seems like most kids would run into at least a few of these in high school. Of course, that's no guarantee they'll actually read them. Cliff's Notes to the rescue! (or maybe nowadays they just look it up on Wikipedia?)
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Quiz for videogamers:

http://survey.ihobo.com/BrainHex/

My result:

Your BrainHex Class is Mastermind.

Your BrainHex Class Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Seeker.

You like solving puzzles and devising strategies as well as finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things.

Each BrainHex Class also has an Exception, which describes what you dislike about playing games. Your Exceptions are:

ยป No Mercy: You rarely if ever care about hurting other players' feelings - mercy is for the weak!

Learn more about your classes and exceptions at BrainHex.com.

--

This sounds about right, but the "No Mercy" part is exactly backwards -- I don't play competitive videogames because I DON'T like hurting other people's feelings (or having mine hurt).
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Character Balance Meme
by ~JKCarrier on deviantART

I'm not sure I completely buy into the premise here, but it's interesting to see how your characters "chart". No surprise that Lady Spectra is completely out of whack. ;-)

Original blank template is here:
http://fyuvix.deviantart.com/art/Character-Balance-Meme-154832353
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Answers to the First Line Meme under the cut. Congrats to [livejournal.com profile] laylalawlor, [livejournal.com profile] alexbot3000, and [livejournal.com profile] jennydevildoll on their fine taste in music. ;-)
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Haven't done one of these in a while. Via [livejournal.com profile] alexbot3000:
Put your music library on shuffle, write out the first lines from the first twenty songs, and see how many people can figure out. You can skip a song if the first line has the title in it.

1. Goin' to the city, got you on my mind.

2. Hey, ho, let's go.

3. Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin' for the trains.

4. I caught you knockin' at my cellar door.

5. Hey now, you better listen to me, every one of you.

6. We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.

7. Loving you isn't the right thing to do.

8. Well, you're dirty and sweet, clad in black, don't look back, and I love you.

9. Well I went to bed in Memphis and I woke up in Hollywood.

10. You don't know me, but I'm your brother.

11. There's a dark and a troubled side of life.

12. How're you going to make your way in the world when you weren't cut out for working?

13. If you smile at me, I will understand, 'cause that is something everybody everywhere does.

14. Sometimes I'm right, and I can be wrong.

15. We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.

16. Out of the street, get on home, tail shaking filly running on her own.

17. Hello darkness, my old friend.

18. We'll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet.

19. Well we all have a face that we hide away forever.

20. Well I told you once and I told you twice, but you never listen to my advice.

(I never noticed before how many songs start with "Well...")
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via [livejournal.com profile] jlassen:

Some of the economic questions are a little skewed, IMHO, but overall it's a pretty good test of general knowledge:

http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx

I got 31 out of 33.

Geek Lists

Nov. 22nd, 2008 09:41 am
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via [livejournal.com profile] digial_eraser:

List 5 old school franchises that should (or should not) get a big budget movie reboot.

Should:
1. Isis
2. Buck Rogers
3. The Lone Ranger
4. Wizards and Warriors
5. Star Blazers

Should not:
1. Jabberjaw
2. Lidsville
3. Mork and Mindy
4. The Smurfs
5. Rocket Robin Hood

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