User:Xyzt1234

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Born in Lisbon in 1954, male, married university professor, of the MD-PhD sort; currently teaches medicine students to use word processors and spreadsheets.

Main hobby is was photography, with a couple individual exhibitions.

Many photos of mine are on Usefilm and DeviantArt.

Contributes to the English Wikipedia, the Portuguese Wikipedia, Wikiversity and Wikiquote, where Xyzt1234 user pages exist.





Coordinates: 38°32′06″N 08°10′30″W / 38.53500°N 8.17500°W / 38.53500; -8.17500

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This User[edit]

PC-0 This user is politically incorrect.
54 This user is 60 years and 29 days old.
Exquisite-Modem.png This user remembers using
a rotary dial telephone.
Braun HF 1.jpg This user remembers when television programming was only in black-and-white.
UnderwoodKeyboard.jpg This user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
VHS-Kassette 01 KMJ.jpg This user remembers VHS. ±
Close-up photo of a 3.5-inch floppy disk.jpg This user still remembers these.
C:\>_ This user uses DOS, or knows how to use it.
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This user has no television set.
Crystal kthememgr.svg This user prefers making userboxes to arguing with other editors.
C-2 This user is an intermediate C programmer.
pas-2 This user is an intermediate Pascal programmer.
HTML-2 This user is an intermediate HTML user.
css-2 This user is an intermediate Cascading Style Sheets user.
W3C This user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
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Lipsum This user uses lorem ipsum as placeholder text to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation.
dA This user is a deviantART deviant
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This user uses Google Maps.
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This user maintains a blog.
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7 This user owns 7 working computers.
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Ubuntu logo. This user contributes using Ubuntu.
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Linux and

Windows.
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GeditLogo2010.png This user creates websites with gedit
Nuvola apps ooo gulls.png This user writes with the OpenOffice.org suite.
Fz This user uploads websites with FileZilla
Free software logos This user uses free software wherever and whenever possible.
GIMP This user contributes using GIMP.

Crystal Clear app mozilla-mail.png This user's primary email client is Mozilla Thunderbird


Pikilia.JPG This user loves food in moderation.
26 This user's body mass index
is 26
ORG
This user would rather eat
organic food
than tampered-with food
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Dinnermealicon.JPG This user is an omnivore.
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This user is addicted to
Curries
Khandvi, Gujarati snack.jpg
This user loves
Indian Food
Spaghetti-prepared.jpg This user loves spaghetti.
Northern Spotted Owl.USFWS-thumb.jpg This user wonders if Spotted Owl makes good soup.
Choco chip cookie.png This user likes
Chocolate Chip Cookies.
IceCreamSandwich.jpg This user likes Ice cream.
H20 This user drinks water.
Linea doubleespresso.jpg This user loves espresso.
S-0 This user does not drink carbonated beverages.
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This user drinks
wines
CachacaDivininha.jpg This user drinks. Period.


ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
Nuvola apps kteatime.png This user is a modder.


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This user is interested in beauty.
Sciences humaines.svg This user loves knowledge.
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user loves to read.
Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
Music-Gclef.png This user enjoys Classical music.
Sun01.svg This user is skeptical of anthropogenic global warming.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user supports sustainable living.
User-trash-full.svg This user is interested in regiving. The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg
Cigarette in white ashtray.jpg This user is a tobacco smoker.
Here comes rain again.jpg This user loves rainy days.
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user is interested in higher education.
a²+b²=c² This user is an intermediate mathematician.
?met? This user prefers metric units and cannot figure out why Americans have such a hard time with them.
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Triangle.TrigArea.svg This user likes geometry.


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This user enjoys reading thrillers.
Félix Nadar 1820-1910 portraits Jules Verne.jpg
This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.
Artist’s view of an exoplanet inspired by the discovery of Gliese 876 d.jpg This user reads Science Fiction.
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1.618... This user is under the influence of Philip K. Dick.
DNA

This user enjoys the interesting and weird works of Douglas Adams.

FP This user acknowledges Fernando Pessoa were geniuses.
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George Orwell taught this user everything they need to know about the government.
UE This user thinks Foucault's Pendulum is a much better version of The Da Vinci Code.
DON'T PANIC This user attempts not to panic with the aid of several towels.


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This user knows that the mainstream media is just a brainwashing tool.


Thomas Tallis.jpg This user enjoys early music.
Telemann 4.jpg This user enjoys music by Georg Philipp Telemann.
Antonio Vivaldi.jpg This user enjoys music by Antonio Vivaldi.
Johann Sebastian Bach.jpg This user enjoys music by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1.jpg This user enjoys music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
TheThinker2.jpg This user enjoys philosophy.
HumanismSymbol.PNG This user is a Humanist.
WPaskell,MountKearsargeinSpring(JJH-WFP301).jpg This user believes that
life is good.
AllsvanitySmallSquare.jpg This user is interested in the belief that death is an acceptable part of life.
Cela.jpg This user believes if voting changed anything, it would be made illegal.
According to Political Compass this user is:
Economic Left (−2) and
Social Authoritarian (4)
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This user is a Christian Anarchist.
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Flat tax in Europe.svg This user supports flat taxes.
A sunflower-Edited.png This user believes the use of alarmist tactics by the Green Movement has obstructed the fulfillment of its original goals.
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This user thinks the
global warming issue has been immensely exaggerated.
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This user supports
universal health care.
Cristo crucificado.jpg This user opposes the use of capital punishment.


"No smoking" sign with text This user supports the ban on smoking in public places.
Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of church and state. ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
M60 machine gun DN-ST-88-00621.jpg This user believes that fighting for peace is akin to fucking for virginity.


Albert Einstein Head.jpg This user has been tested and is a Certified Nerd.
TI-NspireCAS.jpg This user uses a TI calculator.
Sanzio 01 Plato Aristotle.jpg This user is interested in metaphysics.
Sciences humaines.svg This user teaches at a university or other institution of higher education.
MD This user has a Doctor of Medicine degree.
PhD This user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree
IQ This user's Intelligence Quotient is 132.
GraduationQuery.svg This user might or might not have an academic degree, and considers the distinction irrelevant on Wikipedia.
Ignoranzzia.svg This user pretends ignorance and stupidity for tactical reasons


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40.px This user is highly... um... What's that word again?
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This user has hypercholesterolemia but now thinks the case against cholesterol is unproven, so chooses healthy diet/lifestyle over medication.


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Digestive system diagram en.svg This user does NOT get along with his/her digestive system.
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Child tongue.jpg This user is a child at heart. They might have grown older, but they'll never grow up.
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CPLP Este utilizador/usuário é Lusófono. This user is Lusophone.


Diamondback Terrapin.jpg This user thinks he is a meta-agnostic, but he is not certain.
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This user's spiritual beliefs
are complex and personal.
Rosary.jpeg This user is a lapsed Catholic.
This user is interested in religion as a sociological and psychological phenomenon.
Christian cross.svg This user will NOT swear, not to God, on the Bible or anything else. This user lets their Yes be Yes and their No be No. [James 5:12].
' This user is interested in Neopaganism and/or is a Neopagan.
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This user is interested in Gnosticism
Alchemy.gif This user is interested in alchemy.
Unicursal user.svg This user is
a Thelemite
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.
Gusev Spirit 01.jpg This user would be perfectly fine with humanity if it weren't for all those people.
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This user understands all the mysteries of the Universe
Christian cross.svg This user believes that Evolution and Christianity are mutually supportive. Charles Darwin.jpg
UTC This user's time zone is UTC.
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00:00 This user uses 24-hour time.


Scorpio This user is a Scorpio.
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Crystal package.png This user needs more userboxes. MORE, I tell you, more!!! Muhahaha!
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ubx-5 This user uses entirely too many userboxes.
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This user

  • remembers smoking in buses, trains, airplanes and hospital infirmaries as a matter of course
  • flew on a DC-3, a Noratlas, a DC-6 and a Caravelle
  • flew a Chipmunk and a T-37 as student
  • remembers carbon paper, copy paper, and retyping an entire work because of a single typo
  • had his life saved by this new medication, tetracycline
  • remembers having thrived on unpasteurized cow milk
  • was considered badly retarded by his rather illiterate Portuguese primary teachers
  • remembers when there was no TV in Portugal, no FM, and only 4 radio stations
  • remembers using London-style red phone boots, double-decker buses and mail pillar boxes in Lisbon
  • remembers having sent and received telegrams
  • made standard 8 mm movies in black and white
  • made and edited 16 mm movies in color
  • remembers watching 70 mm movies
  • remembers when bikinis were still unthinkable if not forbidden in Portugal, and that many people sunbathed in dress or suit
  • remembers houses without bathroom (or kitchen, or plumbing) and still knows of many within a 2 km radius of his country house
  • was taught set theory, probability theory, algebraic structures and basic calculus in 10-11th grade
  • remembers when photocopiers were so expensive and far-fetched that stencil stayed an option
  • remembers that the poorest women and children went barefoot
  • knows first-hand that you have to kill if you want to eat (plants are alive too)
  • was born when world population was two billion something
  • once thought that the year 2000 was beyond his wildest imagination
  • once thought that autofocus was an interesting possibility for photo cameras
  • remembers calling operator to phone out of town
  • briefly operated a telephone switchboard
  • remembers Lisbon almost without cars and no outdoors
  • remembers the Tagus with dolphins and clear waters and seeing the bottom
  • received only the smallpox, polio and tetanus vaccines as a child
  • had mumps, chickenpox, measles, epidemic hepatitis and you name it and feels great, thanks
  • remembers taking six hours by car from Lisbon to Oporto, about the same to Évora and eight or so to Serpa
  • learned to use a slide ruler and tables of logarithms with six decimal places
  • remembers having used a time-sharing teletype with BASIC
  • learned to program with a Ti-58 calculator
  • this user's first personal computer was a Sinclair ZX80
  • this user first did word processing with LocoScript running on CP/M on an Amstrad PCW 8256 computer
  • used WordStar 4 as a text processor (though WordPerfect 5.1 was far better)
  • first computer at workplace was a Wang_2200
  • remembers colleagues who used punch tape and programmed directly in octal with the computer's console switches
  • used punch cards
  • remembers using MS-DOS 3.1
  • and Windows 3.0 and that it wasn't very good
  • was the sysop of a BBS he set up working
  • remembers when there were no ads nor commercial sites on the Web. And when there was no Web.
  • is a Civilization IV and Flight Simulator junkie and flies on the IVAO network
  • was a doctor when hearing the patient and a thorough physical examination were important and would have loved to have worked for the Médecins_Sans_Frontières, but thing$ being a$ they are...
  • this user etc.