User:Scorpion451

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Howdy Ya'll
I'm the oddity of oddities: a bright, inquisitive, open-minded non-racist, articulate, brash, and southern white conservative.
Yes, we do exist!
I am a straight-edge punk, though of the non-militant, non-vegan variety, and I am also a major fan of steampunk
I am currently an undergraduate at Texas Tech University, majoring in Chemical Engineering.
My current financial circumstances have put my studies on hiatus, but I plan to return to college and complete my degree as soon as times are better.
In the mean time, I have been focusing on my other major passion besides engineering, my art.
"The Greatest general is not the one who wins one thousand battles out of one thousand fought.

The greatest general is the one who wins one thousand battles without fighting."
-Sun Tzu The Art of War

Smith :"Why do you fight, Mr. Anderson, when you know that you will lose? Is it for freedom or truth?! Perhaps peace?! Could it be for love?! These are merely temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose, and all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself. Why, Mr. Anderson?! Why, why, why do you persist?!"

Neo :"Because I choose to." -Matrix: Revolutions

TrefoilKnot 01.svg This user loves getting tangled up in Knot theory.
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WikiProject Game theory.
Tesseract.gif This user enjoys thinking in Four Dimensions.
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INTP This user's MBTI type is INTP.
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This user is a member of the
United Methodist Church
Pluto-map-hs-2010-06-c180.jpg This user doesn't care whether Pluto is a planet or not – but IAU's 2006 redefinition of planet was a linguistic/philosophical embarrassment.




Interests
  • science: If it is even remotely related to science, I'm into it.
  • I am also facinated by history, particuarly the history of technology.
  • My favorite part of the wiki concept is the opportunity to add my own
    vast reserve of random knowledge to the world's knowledge pool.
Some of my favorite pages on wikipedia
user:Scorpion451/personal nexus page
Legobrick.png This user is a Lego enthusiast
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Old book bindings.jpg This user is a bibliophile.
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This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.
' This user has the knack.
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Melange This user has a spice addiction.
This user is on a mission from God.
Fx This user thinks the moons of the Solar System are more interesting than the planets.
Urbine221dc.jpg This user supports Don Quixote, and therefore opposes the use of wind power.
Rose 2sin(4theta).svg This user thinks polar coordinates are pretty.
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This user is a member of
WikiProject Science.
Nuvola apps edu science.svg This user is interested in chemistry.



Wikipedia vandalism information

Level 5

Very low level of vandalism.

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60/2 according to I dream of horses (T) @ 05:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

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About my username
My username is a web handle that I have used for some time now (going on ten years now). If you run across a Scorpion451 in the rankings on an online game or in a forum, it might be me.(but don't assume it's me, because it might just be the 451st person to choose the name "scorpion" on that site. That goes double if it's a forum and you think I insulted you.)

One could say that my username is a reflection of my principals and personality. The name has two parts, both of which have a meaning for me. Scorpions are generally not agressive, but neither are they docile. Likewise, I do not seek conflict, but I will not passively back down from a challenge.

The 451 is purposefully chosen number, a nod toward the novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. In my opinion, we are striding towards the world Ray Bradbury described; a world dominated by Political Correctness, where anything that could make someone "feel bad", is forbidden. This culminates in the outlawing of books, which are burned on sight. It is a world in which people seek escape from their problems in a world of flash, self-indulgence, and noise. We should not forget the lesson of Rome.

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This user is interested in
DNA and Genetics
ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
Periodic Table overview (wide).svg This user has memorized the elements' names and symbols.
Crab 3.6 5.8 8.0 microns spitzer.png This user is fascinated by false colour astronomy representations.
Mandelpart2.jpg This user enjoys studying about fractals
\int\limits _a^b\, This user knows the difference between an integral and an antiderivative; and so should you! \int\,
Igloo.png This user prefers cold weather.
C++ This user can program in C++.
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My Artistic Contributions
Hallucigenia Artist's Rendering.jpg "this is a depiction of the Cambrian era Burgess Shale creature Hallucigenia, so named because it looks like something someone on acid would see."
Blade Runner This user thinks Blade Runner is one of the best science fiction films ever made.
\sqrt{2} This user knows how to prove that the square root of two is irrational.
WP RationalSkepticism Logo.PNG This user is a member of WikiProject Skepticism.
This user wishes they owned an
AT-AT
Trigonometricfunctions ubx.svg This user likes trigonometry.


NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-Earthrise.jpg This user is awed by the Earthrise photo from Apollo 8
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This user is interested in
Biochemistry
Matrix This user knows there is no spoon.


The definition of irony
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Deletion

Yes, that is what you think it is- the article about deletion was deleted by the deletion project

On a related note, Do not fear the deletion project people, these grim reapers of wikipedia are a nessesary part of keeping wikipedia changing and alive. Cancer is a failure of the body to weed out bad cells. Likewise, the deletion project of wikipedia keeps our beloved wiki alive and healthy.

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Mentat This user is a Mentat.
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Lee Resolution.jpg This user knows that American Independence occured on July 2, 1776.
The Silmarillion This user not only likes The Lord of the Rings, but The Silmarillion as well.
SCHEME-3 This user is an advanced SCHEME programmer.
Gcalctool.svg This user loves calculators.
met? This user prefers metric units, but, having grown up in the United States, cannot relate to them.
San prospero colonne reggio emilia.jpg This user is a history buff.
This user is a member of the

Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Making Broad Judgments About the Worthiness of a General Category of Article, and Who Are in Favor of the Deletion of Some Particularly Bad Articles, but That Doesn't Mean They Are Deletionists

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Est omnino difficile iudicare inclusionis meritum cuiusdam rei in encyclopædia cum ratio sciendi quid populi referat incerta sit, sed nihilominus aliquid encyclopædiam dedecet

It is generally difficult to judge the worthiness of a particular topic for inclusion in an encyclopedia considering that there is no certain way to know what interests people, but some topics nevertheless are not fit for an encyclopedia.

This motto reflects the desire of these Wikipedians to be reluctant, but not entirely unwilling, to remove articles from Wikipedia.

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