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I hate AT&T
When AT&T says that it “covers 99% of Americans”, what they really mean is that they “cover 99% of Americans 1% of the time”. I don’t need high speed wireless when I’m in a city, that’s what I have 2 cable lines and FIOS for. Its when I walk 10 feet outside my home that I need coverage to check my email…... Read more →
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Spicy Miso Soup
This is my recently concocted recipe for super delicious and spicy miso soup. 4 cups of water or so 4 tablespoons of soybean-miso paste from your favorite or most convenient asian grocery. A hand sized wad of frozen spinach, probably because you still have it lying around all old and freezer-burned Some of General Tso’s House of Tsang’s & Gao’s Spicy Schezuan... Read more →
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Sausage-y Bok-Choy
So this is a surprisingly tasty dish I made on a whim when starving and was also surprised by how good it turned out. Like most of my recipes, the operation of the stove is.. err, more art than science, and the quantities in this ingredient list and directions reflect that. Ingredients: about a handful of chopped sausage ~ half vidalia onion... Read more →
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Conversations with Normal People vs. MIT students
I’ve been observing a marked difference in the interactions I have with MIT students and normal people. It goes something like this: Me: Hi, what’s your name? Normal-person: I’m Annie, what’s yours? Me: I’m Beracah, nice to meet you!  Are you a student or working? Annie: <ensue 20 minute conversion & exchange informal contact info> but on MIT: Me: Hi!  What’s your... Read more →
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What I hate about Windows
Apart from all the other obvious usual complaints (no shell, no pipes, bloat, clumsy scripting, bad user-permission support, etc.)… What I hate the most has to be the shameless and flagrant waste of my desktop & visual real-estate that windows forces down my throat. Its as if they’re so in love with the idea of big fat top window handles, puffy oversized... Read more →
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I only looked at you
Chill out. So I was walking down the street in boston, and the first thing that I noticed is that the overall hotness index of the girls goes up by like 3 points just from crossing the Harvard bridge out of MIT into Boston proper. But as I was walking, two two “alright” attractive girls passed by me, and being the single,... Read more →
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Reflexivity in Dating
I’ve got something to say that people aren’t going to like.  I’m always hearing people complain about how they are dating a douche, or wondering why nice girls date jerks.  What people need to realize is that dating is reflexive — that is, people find features attractive that they identify with.  In other words, jerks date jerks.  Douches date douches.  “Nice girls”... Read more →
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Notable Quote
Y: “Because, unlike a girl, Beracah’s not at all attractive when he’s cold” Read more →