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Pictures taken during September 2007

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Brett checks out his shirt?
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The case my Antec P182 case came in
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Other boxes, what could be in here?
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Well this one has speakers in it
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Case box
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Or is it.. a box case?
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Another side
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Aaand the back
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This was taken right after opening the box
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Instructions!
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After getting the box away
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Silicone feet!
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No more styrofoam
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Covered in plastic
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The mug is there for scale
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A closeup of the front ports
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When the door is opened there's also a power and reset button
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I found this box inside the case. It has screws and such
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Now for the mystery box
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Plenty of syrofoam peanuts
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My motherboard! As you can see it's an Asus M2N32-SLI Delux
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Rock solid... heart touching
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Inside the motherboard box
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I'll deal with this later
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Another mystery box
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More peanuts!
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Ah, my neato wrist thing, and some SATA cables
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I decided the $2 for the wrist strap was worth the peace of mind of knowing I wouldn't zap anything
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My gorgeous Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 2.0 gigabytes of RAM
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So nice
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Some bubble wrap!
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Ah, my 320gb hard drive and DVD-RW
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My CPU heatsink and fan
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Speaking of my CPU... can it really be safe putting it in a window like that?
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The heatsink that AMD sent... compared with the one I'm using
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AMD's heatsink still looks pretty nice
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It's got a huge fan
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And dozens of copper blades
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Very neato looking
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The motherboard awaits in its plastic case
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The almighty CPU
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The pins underneath
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One must be very.. very... gentle
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The pins from the side
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These pins are what make the whole thing work
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The top of the CPU
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The CPU rests upon its throne
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Looking good
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The motherboard comes with some built in heat pipes and copper blades
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Northbridge and southbridge (I think)
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Time to install the RAM
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It's a lot lighter than it looks
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Two days later the rest of the stuff came, including the surge protector
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Yet another mystery box
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Bubble wrap!
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This is the video card I'll be using until the new NVIDIA ones come out
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What happened to this box!?
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My 25 foot S-Video cable
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The box with the power supply
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Did someone dropkick this!?
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It's really beat up
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The power supply box
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It was so heavy!
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What could this be?
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Neat! Since the power supply is modular it comes with all the cables you need in a case
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All sorts of nice cables
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A closeup of the connectors
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The power supply itself
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Nice fan
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This bundle goes to the motherboard, so it doesn't come off
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This was kind of bogus, but it was nice having the drivers install themselves
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The final product!
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Highwind, sporting a sylish communist desktop!
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Brett moves one step closer to being a true Guitar Hero
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Look at those fingers fly
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Mike on Highwind
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Don't look at me, look at the game!
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My awesome new mousepad
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Mike talks to the Trader
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How's it going Mike?
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This squirrel jumped out of the way just in time
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I'm sneakin' up on you
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Stay still!
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That tailless squirrel!
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People smoking a hookah on the green
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It's a "smoke-out"
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I guess that's cool
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Here comes the guy with the hot coal
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Place it carefully
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I wonder if these people know how terrible hookah smoke is for you
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Hookah equipment
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There was music
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Another hookah group
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Hookahhhhhh
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Carefully taking it apart..
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Taking off the dish..
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And there it goes
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Another group of people
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Placing a coal
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See? I told you
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This guy's getting ready to take a hit
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There he goes!
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Neato smoke ring
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The view from above
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There's that group again.. they were just easy to photograph
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This girl looks perplexed
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Hookah group
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Sit up, you hippie
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"You want a hit?"
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"Yeah OK"
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"Mmmmm"
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"Smoooke"
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True story, Sodexho better smarten up because they suck right now
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Haha, I asked Brett to leave me a post it reminding me to pre-order The Orange Box.. I found this on my desk
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Dell Guy starts to disassembly my laptop
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The hard drive is already out
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There goes the RAM..
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A closeup of the hard drive
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Battery's gone
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Unscrewing the back
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The new motherboard
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The new motherboard up close. It's so oddly shaped!
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The top panel goes..
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Unscrewing more
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The keyboard is gone!
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Unhooking the touchpad
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Dell Guy removes more parts
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Here's the wireless module. For some reason it's placed in the center of the laptop
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Heatsink and fan
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A closeup of the heatsink and fan
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The all important CPu
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Dell Guy places the new motherboard in place
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Screwing parts back in
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The pins on the CPU... must be careful!
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There are parts everywhere!
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Poor Gamakichi looks like a bomb went off inside it
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Reassembling more parts
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Dell Guy in action
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Screwing parts in
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Heat sink looks secure
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What goes next?
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Reattaching the screen
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Still missing a few parts
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Connecting some wires
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And just as quickly as it started, it's over! The whole process only took about 25 minutes
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A cool cat I found on the way to Mike's house
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Heeeyyy cat
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Adenine, Rosie's mouse
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What's up, mousey
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There is no escape for you
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Brett stands in front of my new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. map for scale
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I printed out a map of the entire Zone
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A closeup of Pripyat
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A closeup of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
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James watches Rosie play Guitar Hero
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Brett in the bowl chair
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Rosie plays some sweet tunes
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James and Rosie
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Brett, James, and Rosie all hanging out
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I got some super dark chocolate
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The store didn't have any 99% though
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It comes in a really nice foil sealed case
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Foil!
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Here's the bottom
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Some 65% cocoa chocolate
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Delicious
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The 65% compared to the 85%
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This is Sean, a guy we keep meeting in the Bistro
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The tailless squirrel has been spotted again!
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He's making a run for it!
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Jump!
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People on Facebook are calling him Benny
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I guess Benny is good
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Benny's got a nut
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The LAN Lounge
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People pay money to play video games
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Well, that's the idea. Usually this place is empty
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It still looks neat though
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Bryce brought his N64 over to our room
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It took a few minutes to set up
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Is it working?
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A package from Dell, what could this be?
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It's my new power cord and adapter! Hooray!
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A squirrel!
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What's he got?
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He's got an apple!
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I can't believe I got this close
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He was so full that when he walked, he waddled
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Professor Breecher and Professor Han in the CS lab
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Bryce has so many icons on his desktop!
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I put a label on Bryce's back
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It says "Bryce". I left him a voicemail telling him about it and saying "don't say I never told you". And told him to check his messages.. he never did
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Bryce working on Kanji in the server room
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Bryce lectures me on... who knows
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Get back to work
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Brett with my DS
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"Whose crazy signature is this?"
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Brett decides to try Crazy Signature's account
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Oh no! It's Greg's! Now it's in left-handed mode! Aka, upside down
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The "Server Room" aka Nerd Tower
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Monitors and my scanner
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Younger in the foreground, Spears and Babbage in the background
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Some more of my crap
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Babbge, the web server, and Spears, the file server
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My sweet setup
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Bryce uses this table sometimes for studying
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A closer shot of my desk
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My favorite part of the room.. the AC!
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My shelves
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The bottom shelves are full of crap
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My desk has drawers!
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What's this in the bottom drawer?
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Ooo, lots of Gameboy Advance games
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And the other compartment has a mysterious thing in some netting
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It's my DS! Very handy during study breaks
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Professor Sternberg demonstrates to a student how plasmas form on rockets
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"You see?"
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The drawing up close
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Here's the student in question
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Prof. Sternberg looks over someone's equations
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It's just a change of variables.. but it's tricky
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Prof. Sternberg explains how to shift all the variables around
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Use these equations
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A cat!
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Where's he going?
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What's he looking at?
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The Big Bad Sandwich Machine
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Good life advice
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Bryce had four pimples form at the same time in a square. He thinks it's a sign
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