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About Me

My name is Dan. I was born on 10/31/86. My citizenship is in Washington DC but I currently reside in Jerusalem. I am a student here. Specifically, a student of computer science. That's right, I'm a nerd. And proud of it. I love Star Wars, Harry Potter, and of course "it's dot com!" My IRC nicks are DeFender1031, D-Fender1031, and D-Fender.

My bottom 10

10. People who apologize when they didn't do anything wrong.

  • Under this category also falls people who thank you for like, sending them a file that you asked for help with.

9. People who claim that a kilobyte is 1,000 bytes.

  • It's actually 1,024. Most storage device manufacturers do this, and it really bugs me. My 200 gigabyte Hard drive is only 189 gigabyte because of this fact.

8. People who claim that you need a full 4.7 gigabytes to store DVD quality video.

  • A DVD can only hold 4.4 gigabytes (see my 8th worst thing)
  • DVDs tend to encode the black bars around the screen, rather than just encoding them as blank space.
  • DVDs tend to have large encoding formats, using x264, one can get a full length movie down to 700 megabytes at near perfect quality, and 1.2 gigabytes is enough for lossless quality.

7. Those Fake message notifications that some people have on their pages.

6. People who need to note every little reference or spelling correction or underscore removal that they add to the wiki.

  • If the description of the edit is longer than the edit itself, it's really not worth noting.

5. People who act like they know everything.

  • And when you try to prove them wrong, they:
    • Say "look it up" as if they know better than you.
    • Argue semantically, attempting to change the meaning so that it still fits what they said.
    • Rarely do admit to being proven wrong, but if it happens, no matter how many times it happens, they'll just say "well, this is the first time you've proven me wrong."

4. Vandals

3. Girly girls.

  • You know, the ones who are always worrying about their hair and stuff. The ones who get upset about stupid things and don't act rational.

2. Losing good friends because they have to move on.

  • Like, if they get a job elsewhere, or get married and go to live elsewhere, or go to a different school, etc.

1. People who don't respect other peoples' opinions.

  • Especially people who try to force their ways onto others.

Things that didn't quite make my bottom 10

My Contributions to the Wiki

Most of what I do is gnome work. I tend to add facts or appearances to pages here and there. I read all recent changes. This is to the point where, if I was away for a day or two, I check for my last edit and open a new tab for each page starting from the earliest change to it and go through its history. In addition, some notable things that I have done include:

Fast Forward Cleanup

I have found that a lot of the fast forward references are not looked at with a critical enough eye, and a lot of them are not direct references. I have begun a cleanup project to go over them and cleanup the ones which aren't.

Sandbox hilarity that I did or helped with

Cool People

User Reason
BazookaJoe He's just automagically cool.
-Horrible Painting Chaos "77" story writer. For wanting to be friends and being so willing to follow standards.
Image:Walkl2.gifCh'meraImage:Walkl2.gif Hugs, glomps, and dances on peoples' heads.
CompGrl323 (talk · edits) Life of the IRC channel, likes Apples To Apples. Known to most as Sammi Seldowitz.
— Defender1031*Talk Am I even allowed to put myself on here? (Yay egos!)
Dinoshaur Very colourful bloke, spends time at the pub. Dia dult. Likes craic. Prolly drunk right now. Fendem'n is a burke.
DorianGray For trying to get removed from this list by claiming to not be cool.
Falanalanel Hangs out in the IRC channel.
Elcool (talk)(contribs) How could another Israeli not be cool? Yeah, checked in person. Definitely cool.
Geoblu2 For wanting to be my friend (and not just a useless space filler).
Has Matt? (talk) Good editor and STUFFer.
Heimstern Läufer For always keeping calm even when I don't.
Homestar-Winner (talk) Awesome sig. Funny guy. Uses Firefox.
Homestramy20|Talk Girl's got style. :D
Insane Coder Not a wiki user, but he writes an awesome programming blog and is a good friend. He's the one who first introduced me to Homestar Runner actually. Also won my first quote while talking online before I even posted it here.
It's dot com Keeps us all running.
wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) And The Joey said "let there be wiki". And behold, there was wiki.
Kanjiro talk For wanting to be my friend.
Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)Very smart. Good at rewording.
 Loafing For believing in me.
OptimisticFool He's cool, hangs out in the IRC channel. Plus he's got the whole brother-sister thing going.
phlip TC I can't believe he made it into weekly fanstuff.
Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png Need I explain?
User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man Good editor. (Most of the time)
SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) Learning to program the same way I first did.
Super!SantanaDuper! Started the Cheese article in addition to classifying Cheesed Off which I later made its own article.
StarLion Good to know there are still some older people who like this stuff.
Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! For starting the DNA Evidence transcript. Good job on the mini-golf one.
Sysrq868 Cool quotes, Finnish subbies, and married Sammi!
· · T2|Things Does more validation work than the all the other validators combined.
TheDude Shomer Shabbat and made a cool userbox about it.
TheGirl She's cool, hangs out in the IRC channel. Plus she's got the whole brother-sister thing going.
TheYellowDart(t/c) Good at discussing things.
TotalSpaceshipGirl3 Pact and Trofesssionalism at it's finest.
Tom Keeps us all running.
Trey56 Very wise.
YKHi. I'm Ayjo! Good STUFFer.

Favorite Quotes

Star Wars

"I have a bad feeling about this"
-Every Star Wars Character EVER

"Size matters not."
"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."
-Master Yoda

"No, I am your father."
-Darth Vader(I felt it was necessary to include this because people so often misquote it.)

Space Balls

"I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate."
-Dark Helmet
"What's that make us?"
-Lone Star
"Absolutely nothing. Which is what you are about to become."
-Dark Helmet

Zero Wing

"All your base are belong to us."
"You have no chance to survive, make your time."

"Take off every zig, for great justice."

Random Assorted Nerdy Things (or RANTS)

"There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't."
"Roses are #FF0000, violets are #0000FF, and all my base are belong to you."
-Think Geek

"In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?"
-Linux enthusiasts

"I just realized that all of my quotes are super-nerdy."

Quote of the week contest

Okay, so here's how this works. I will add a quote with no source here once a week. People can post where they think it's from, and who said it on my talk page under the proper date (the dates below are linked and anchored). If they get it right, they win, and I add the source and their name. One rule, and I ask that you uphold it, though I have no way of knowing, please don't use Google or such to find the answer. If you know, great, if you don't, Google is kind of cheating, don't you think? Okay. Gentlemen, start your brains!

"The deepest Circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers."
-Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Winner: Trey56 04:48, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

"I am always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me!"
-The Underminer, The Incredibles
Winner: Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 04:13, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

"Please tell me this doesn't run on gas! Gas explodes, you know!"
-Dr. Susan Calvin, I, Robot
Winner: Homestar-Winner (talk) 04:27, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

"What plot? You think Zurg is behind every kitten stuck up a tree!"
"The fiend! Why can't he leave kitty-cats out of his nefarious schemes?"
-Warp Darkmatter and Buzz Lightyear, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Winner: Insane Coder 05:14, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

"You were once a professor of psychiatry, specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur."
"Yes, and now I work for the United Nations."
"So your work has not changed."
-Wadsworth and Professor Plum, Clue
Winner: TheCoolBot 22:59, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

"Bless you, bless all of you! Be fruitful... and do long division or something!"
-Bruce Nolan, Bruce Almighty
Winner: TheCoolBot 19:50, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

"I'm waiting. For an apology."
"You'd better check the temperature in hell first."
-Stephen Franklin and Jeffrey Sinclair, Babylon 5
Winner: — talk Bubsty edits 01:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

"So, you're really a college professor? You're not from the CIA, the NSA, or any of those three letter places?"
-Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs, The Core
Winner: TheCoolBot 20:46, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

IRC Quotes (Because SysRq868 isn't the only one who can do it...)


[2007-12-16 15:41:00] <DeFender1031> so, Chwoka, would you marry chimmy?
[2007-12-16 15:42:47] <Chwoka> No.
[2007-12-16 15:42:52] <DeFender1031> :-(
[2007-12-16 15:43:08] <Chwoka> Besides, I dun wanna.
[2007-12-16 15:43:14] <DeFender1031> dun wanna what?
[2007-12-16 15:43:36] <Chwoka> And she doesn't want to either.
[2007-12-16 15:43:48] <Chwoka> She has expressed her distaste.
[2007-12-16 15:43:52] <DeFender1031> marry at all?
[2007-12-16 15:43:58] <Chwoka> Yes.
[2007-12-16 15:44:03] <DeFender1031> bleh
[2007-12-16 15:44:15] <Chwoka> I would, but I don't know anyone nmaed "At All".
[2007-12-16 15:45:49] <DeFender1031> lol
[2007-12-16 15:46:06] <Chwoka> You can't fool me, De-Fender!
[2007-12-16 15:46:49] <DeFender1031> "And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone"
[2007-12-16 15:46:56] <DeFender1031> gen 2:18
[2007-12-16 15:47:04] <DeFender1031> you can't escape it
[2007-12-16 15:47:08] <Chwoka> ...
[2007-12-16 15:47:12] <Chwoka> i'm an atheist.
[2007-12-16 15:47:23] <Chwoka> i can.
[2007-12-16 15:47:25] <DeFender1031> oh.... in that case
[2007-12-16 15:47:38] <DeFender1031> "And the LORD Science said, It is not good that the man should be alone"
[2007-12-16 15:47:45] <DeFender1031> :P
[2007-12-16 15:48:02] <Chwoka> lol
[2007-12-16 15:52:08] <Dinoshaur_> Jesus loves you, Fendem'n.
[2007-12-16 15:52:27] <DeFender1031> Dinoshaur_, umm...
[2007-12-16 15:52:42] <Dinoshaur_> :P
[2007-12-16 15:52:43] <DeFender1031> where did that come from?
[2007-12-16 15:52:55] <Chwoka> Your comment above.
[2007-12-16 15:53:01] <DeFender1031> which one?
[2007-12-16 15:53:11] <Chwoka> About marriage.
[2007-12-16 15:53:13] <DeFender1031> oh
[2007-12-16 15:53:25] <DeFender1031> what does that have to do with Jesus?
[2007-12-16 15:53:53] <DeFender1031> that's the old testament... the Jewish bible if you will
[2007-12-16 15:53:57] <DeFender1031> no jesus there
[2007-12-16 15:54:10] <Chwoka> O U GOT PWNED
[2007-12-16 15:54:18] <Dinoshaur_> It's all letters 'n' crap.
[2007-12-16 15:54:39] <Chwoka> I hear in the third testament coming soon...
[2007-12-16 15:54:48] <Chwoka> JESUS RISES FROM THE BOOK
[2007-12-16 15:55:02] <Chwoka> They're still working on it, though.
[2007-12-16 15:55:06] <Dinoshaur_> Old Testament rocks. It's got lots more naughty stuff in it.
[2007-12-16 15:55:21] <Chwoka> It'll probably just end up a pop-up book.
[2007-12-16 15:55:24] <DeFender1031> Chwoka, i can't wait for the seventh testament...
[2007-12-16 15:55:24] <DeFender1031> they say that harry finally defeats voldemort... :P
[2008-02-06 05:44:45] <DeFender1031> i would marry this music if that were legal... and... possible... and... not creepy


For privacy reasons, I have modified channel and nick names of non-hrwiki members.

[2007-12-24 18:36:05] --> FW has joined this channel.
[2007-12-24 18:36:21] <FW> Happy birthday!
[2007-12-24 18:36:54] <MZ> lol
[2007-12-24 18:37:16] <DeFender1031> FW, umm... this is #somechannel, not #jesus'sprivatechannel
[2007-12-24 18:37:19] <MZ> i like wishing happy new year to people with birthdays.
[2007-12-24 18:37:52] <FW> Hm.  Obviously no one got the Frosty the Snowman reference...  Oh well!
[2007-12-24 18:38:02] <DeFender1031> nope :P
[2007-12-24 18:38:20] <BQ> Defe: Well, it's almost the birthday of Somechannel as well :)
[2007-12-24 18:38:41] <BQ> within a month's precision anyway
[2007-12-24 18:39:29] <DeFender1031> BQ, yeah, and every day is my birthday... within 6 months precision anyway
[2007-12-24 18:39:48] <BQ> Defe: That's true as well. Happy birthday!
[2007-12-24 18:40:26] <DeFender1031> BQ, lol, thanks!
[2008-01-22 18:04:12] --> N has joined this channel.
[2008-01-22 18:04:20] <N> hi there
[2008-01-22 18:04:37] <SysRq868> Hey N :)
[2008-01-22 18:04:39] <S> hi
[2008-01-22 18:04:53] <N> is there somebody who cold help me in a serius problem?
[2008-01-22 18:04:59] <N> please
[2008-01-22 18:05:30] <N> i need  to speak with ma dead brother
[2008-01-22 18:05:48] <DW> do we have a psychic wiki?
[2008-01-22 18:06:03] <N> r u askin me?
[2008-01-22 18:06:06] <S> probably
[2008-01-22 18:06:09] <N> i gues not.
[2008-01-22 18:06:15] <N> im sorry
[2008-01-22 18:06:22] <S> N: this is a help channel for some wiki repository, is there something we can help you with?
[2008-01-22 18:06:23] <SysRq868> S: WHAT? You haven't memorized them all yet?!
[2008-01-22 18:06:35] <S> SysRq868: too many new ones each day :)
[2008-01-22 18:06:48] <SysRq868> Blllaaaad excuse.
[2008-01-22 18:06:52] <N> so you can not..?
[2008-01-22 18:07:02] <N> where i should ask?
[2008-01-22 18:07:13] <N> do you know anybody?
[2008-01-22 18:07:17] <D> N - I would suggest googling for your answer "making contact with the dead"
[2008-01-22 18:07:36] <N> a did
[2008-01-22 18:07:37] <N> nothin
[2008-01-22 18:07:56] <D> then how did you find our irc page?
[2008-01-22 18:08:04] <D> it's a far cry from looking for psychics
[2008-01-22 18:08:11] <N> a wanna chat with somebody who knows so he can teach me how
[2008-01-22 18:08:23] <DeFender1031> so what are you doing here?
[2008-01-22 18:08:29] <N> same place,google
[2008-01-22 18:08:35] <DeFender1031> do you often walk into a library to order a burger?
[2008-01-22 18:08:53] <D> N, I cannot see the reference between google and finding dead people then coming to our site.
[2008-01-22 18:08:58] <N> it seem here i could get an answer
[2008-01-22 18:09:02] <D> esp a support IRC chat.
[2008-01-22 18:09:07] <D> You won't receive your answer here.
[2008-01-22 18:09:13] <N> ok
[2008-01-22 18:09:20] <DeFender1031> just like you won't recieve a burger at a library
[2008-01-22 18:09:25] <D> this is a technical support chat sorry.
[2008-01-22 18:09:35] <D> Best to move on to another site's IRC page.
[2008-01-22 18:09:42] <D> don't ask me which. I wouldn't know.
[2008-01-22 18:10:00] <N> socan you tell me any site where i can take ma answer by chat?
[2008-01-22 18:10:07] <D> N
[2008-01-22 18:10:08] <D> no
[2008-01-22 18:10:10] <D> I just said that
[2008-01-22 18:10:12] <N> ok
[2008-01-22 18:10:27] <N> have a nice time
[2008-01-22 18:10:38] <-- N has left this server.
[2008-01-22 18:10:44] <DeFender1031> weird...
[2008-01-22 18:10:47] <D> well f*** me that was random
[2008-01-22 18:10:51] <H> yes... to say the least
[2008-01-22 18:11:01] <S> heh, nicely handled though guys :)
[2008-01-22 18:11:08] <JP> indeed :)
[2008-01-22 18:11:08] <D> sounds like a conversation I had at work today though.
[2008-01-22 18:11:11] <DeFender1031> you guys know the joke i was referring to when i said a burger at a library, right?
[2008-01-22 18:12:15] <D> *phone rings* / I answer / *hello how can I help you?* /yer, can you fix my internet/ *no, I'm a website support person, not a isp technician, call your isp* /well who's that/ *I don't know, who do you use for the internet* /windows/
[2008-01-22 18:12:34] <DeFender1031> blonde walks into a library and says "i'll have a burger fries and a coke" and the librarian says "i'm sorry, this is a library" and the blond say "(whispering) oh, i'm so sorry, i'll have a burger fries and a coke"
[2008-01-22 18:12:49] <D> hehe DeFender, yes I have :)
[2008-01-22 18:13:06] <DeFender1031> it really reminds me of that though
[2008-01-22 18:13:13] <D> indeed
[2008-01-23 07:24:28] <DeFender1031> or worst comes to worts, (blah blah blah irrelevant)
[2008-01-23 07:24:35] <PE> wort wort wort
[2008-01-23 07:24:41] <DeFender1031> wosrt*
[2008-01-23 07:24:44] <DeFender1031> damn!

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