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  1. VitM

    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I'll wear hearing protection and safety goggles, and use jigs and push sticks, with most of my power tool use. I'll wear a dust mask only if I'm going to be sanding or making a lot of cuts. I always use my harness and check my knots and belay device when top roping, because without those you are just free climbing.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Yeah, I forgot my horror movie collection too.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I actively try to resist my inclinations to collect things (which I am bad at), or at least keep them to a manageable level (which I am much better at). One of these days I hope to transcend to the point that I can divest myself of more things. To actually answer the question though, I tend to collect books, woodworking tools, video games, and, apparently, cats (we have 4).
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    Reaper Karaoke Cafe: What do you sing?

    Speaking of Axl Rose, according to this chart he apparently has the widest recorded vocal range of anyone you've ever heard of; which was surprising to me, at least.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I loathe any site that constantly hassles you to sign up for an account when you're browsing it. So I primarily avoid Facebook and Pintrest.
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    Reaper Karaoke Cafe: What do you sing?

    It so happens that some friends and I go to karaoke about once a month. And while I am not a particularly capable singer, I could bring along some people that can absolutely rock the house. I'd personally go with Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I prefer whatever is easiest to work with (remove) as I tend to pin my minis to their bases. Related to this topic, something I'd actually like would be a plastic base in the typical size and shape, but completely solid. I glue magnetic strips to the bases of my minis and I usually have to fill in the typical slotta base to get enough surface area for good adhesion. I could flip the base over and fill in the top, but then the bevel on the base looks weird.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    I put a 2-3" long slice into my wrist on a shard of coconut whilst breaking it open on a piece of concrete.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Music only, because I get too distracted by TV. Lately the background music playlists have been either classic Motown or lofi youtube streams.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    You don't think that might have more to do with a work of fiction referencing proprietary characters from other unrelated works of fiction?
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    No. My carpet panthers stay behind and patrol the living room savanna.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Cat. Most dogs are great too, though.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    @NebulousMissy Good on you for getting out of an abusive situation. In a "what a small world" sort of way, we might have crossed paths at KublaCon '06. I don't recall if I entered that speed painting competition, but I spent a lot of time at the paint and take table when I wasn't hanging out with my friends.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Depending on the brand and age of your machine, I may have had a direct hand in the crystals in it.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I've personally grown crystals involving the REEs Yttrium, Cerium, Neodymium, Gadolinium, and Lutetium. Most (all?) current PETs run off of Lutetium based crystals. edit to add: That was a while ago though, it's been years since I've grown anything. I mostly supervise QC testing and final module assembly now. The crystals come out of the furnace as a cylindrical boule. Then we saw and polish them into individual pixels. The pixels are then assembled into the final detector module that we send to the PET manufacturer.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    The succinct answer to both those questions is "yes". The crystals are basically the eye of the machine; they capture the gamma rays emitted by the radioactive annihilation going on in your body from the tracer solution you received prior to the scan. These crystals are grown in a high temperature furnace, out of a molten soup of rare earth metals. What else would you like to know?
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Actually though, I grow crystals and build detector arrays for PET machines.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I have an Art degree and an English degree.
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    Damsels, Dice, & Everything Nice-

    OMG, that was adorable!
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Through a board game meetup.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Chronicles of Narnia, Lone Wolf (and Grey Star) by Joe Dever, The Time Machine, The Stand.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    That [object] isn't going to [verb] itself. and There is no quantity of push-ups I can do that will make you stronger.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I am 100% with you on this.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I might have a favorite sport if I think about it long enough, but it won't be any of the major ones and I definitely don't have a favorite team.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    From my girlfriend: The Last Dab hot sauce from the Heatonist. It's the sauce that they use on the last wing for all the Hot Ones interviews. It is way tastier than I imagined it being.
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