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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-11-07, 06:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone here live in the MIT Tang Residence Hall?

Weird question indeed, but I will explain the mystery when someone can answer yes to this.
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Old 07-11-07, 07:21 PM   #2
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given the odds, the mystery will be solved in approximately 23 years.
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Old 07-11-07, 08:13 PM   #3
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You saw a fixed gear outside the residence hall. It had some significance that identified it as having been mentioned on or influenced by BFFSG.

You might go to MIT, but us "normies" are still smart, at least functionally. Is Tang Hall named after Tang the drink?
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Old 07-11-07, 09:03 PM   #4
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incorrect, the true story is far complicated
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You got tanked and crashed at some girl's place who rode fixed, and who happened to live in Tang Hall, or so you think (fuzzy memory). You were still drunk when you left the next morning and can't remember her name or what room she was in, but in a moment of horror later that day you realized that you had dropped a DVD-R in her room that contained critical and irreplaceable research that factored into both your masters thesis as well as a side project that the Defense Dept. has shown interest in. Also having shown interest in this information is an underground terrorist cell that, pissed off that you would not sell them the information directly, has been trying to take it from you by force, ransacking your room and compelling you to keep the disc on your physical person. Now it's a race to find the girl before the bad guys get to her first.















How was that?
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You got tanked and crashed at some girl's place who rode fixed, and who happened to live in Tang Hall, or so you think (fuzzy memory). You were still drunk when you left the next morning and can't remember her name or what room she was in, but in a moment of horror later that day you realized that you had dropped a DVD-R in her room that contained critical and irreplaceable research that factored into both your masters thesis as well as a side project that the Defense Dept. has shown interest in. Also having shown interest in this information is an underground terrorist cell that, pissed off that you would not sell them the information directly, has been trying to take it from you by force, ransacking your room and compelling you to keep the disc on your physical person. Now it's a race to find the girl before the bad guys get to her first.















How was that?
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You forgot Jason Biggs as the misguided lab assistant.
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Damn, that's way too long to use as a signature.
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I live really close to MIT, could that be of any help?
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Nevermind guys I figured it out. I got sent a shipping confirmation from IRO for something I definitely didn't order. I thought they just messed up and somehow put my name there, when in reality I'm pretty sure they got the name right, but somehow emailed it to me rather than him (we share the same name). I googled my name + "mit" and his CV came up, with the address it's addressed to.
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so howabout youd ditch the jerk role and share the story?
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This thread needs a macro. To make it more serious.



Much better.
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