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What is the signifigance of your profile pic?

Well, this was inspired as I was reading around in Splazem's post about what your username means.

Profile pics are the faces of the users of this site. Does your profile pic have any significance? Is it just you? Something you made? Art? Favorite thing? What?


Share the significance of your profile picture.

My picture is a random figure I made using Bionicle toys a few years ago. It was a cool picture, looked good on the profile, and is pretty unique, so I keep it around.

blkhawk2 years ago
My profile pic shows the Testa Mora, or Moor's head. It is the symbol of the Corsican people. I have Spanish (Galician) and Corsican ancestry. That explains the fired temper in my family. I am very proud of my ancestry.
Goodhart2 years ago
My current one shows a picture of the visual "trunk line" my brain uses as opposed to a neuro-typical's brain.
ilpug (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
Woah, that's interesting.
Goodhart ilpug2 years ago
TY, yes I find it fascinating myself :-)
Mine is just the pic my wife took after the alligator let go.
ilpug (author)  Tool Using Animal2 years ago
You sound like you like to party....
that was the wife's teeth...
kelseymh2 years ago
Mine is an artist's photograph of the BaBar experiment during a maintenance period, with me inside the ring of photomultiplier tube bases which are part of the Cherenkov system.
ilpug (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Wow, so all I got out of that was "Serious science."

Awesome!
kelseymh ilpug2 years ago
:-) You could try typing "BaBar experiment" into Google and see what happens!
My brain went boom after i went on wikipedia on that page...
:-D Yeah. That page was probably written by one of our graduate students, so it's not as easy to understand as it ought to be.

You might try BaBar's "public information" page, http://www-public.slac.stanford.edu/babar/, and see if it's a slightly clearer introduction.

If you're interested and have questions, feel free to post to my Orangeboard.
That must be the writing test they use to qualify and place graduate students in teaching positions. And being able to talk to the blackboard at all times without facing the students.
What University did you attend? Graduate students are never tested for their qualifications to teach, and neither are faculty. And in the immortal words of Adam Savage, "Now there's your problem."
I paid good money expecting to get a piece of paper after a couple of years of hard work and partying that said I was a Fn genius.  That and $2.50 will get you on the subway.
They rose the price again? Isn't it 2.25$?
I think there is a discount on the multi-ride cards. It keeps on changing like the tolls and postage.
Lets not start a discussion on this here :)
ilpug (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Will do!
schumi232 years ago
Mine is... the firs random thing that i made when a friend of mine who i was showing the site to commented that i didnt have one :)
ilpug (author)  schumi232 years ago
And it happens to be an awesome light-up thingy on a work bench!
Mine is of a Bundeswehr soldier
ilpug (author)  moneyfuskie9352 years ago
And that is...?
kelseymh ilpug2 years ago
Even with Wikipedia down, Google is your friend. You don't even have to type anything -- just copy and paste.
ilpug (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
I know how to use the internet, thanks :P Also, Wikipedia can still be accessed, all you need to do is disable Java on your browser and it works fine.
kelseymh ilpug2 years ago
You're welcome!

Working around the "blackout" sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
ilpug (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Not really. The people who don't know how to bypass it get the message directly, and they are the majority. The majority controls the media, so the the media says it is blacked out and delivers the message. The people who know how to bypass it are relatively internet-savvy, so they already know the message that SOPA is bad. Therefore, it is a win-win.
schumi23 ilpug2 years ago
(im a little late, but still)
Or the people who read the FAQ, see that it saysd to disable java, and they do, and then they arent blacked out! As long as they can read, and follow directions (though many cant do the latter)
Me taking something apart to see what makes it tick...
ilpug (author)  mutantpoptart2 years ago
Always a fun pursuit!
Vyger2 years ago
Mine is a well melted and cooked CD which is a reflection of the types of things that some people have requested me to fix. And then there is that moment of sad disappointment when I have to tell them that they are going to have to let it go. Its just beyond repair.
"It's dead Jim"
canucksgirl2 years ago
Mine should be pretty obvious...
ilpug (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
And it is!
Kiteman2 years ago
It's...

Well, it's me.

Years ago, the BBC had a decent set of Science forums, a grand place for a serious discussion of current affairs, or a roaring argument about the reality of evolution.

The button to go to the forums was a tiny, low-resolution cartoon of a scientist, and just before the forums got closed down, I quickly copied the low-resolution image and started using it as my own.

Since then, a number of kind people have drawn and redrawn my avatar, but always sticking with the same general image of the lab-coated, shiny-pated chap that so many people know.

It's as much a picture of "the real me" as an actual photo is, and I feel weird using other images on the odd occasion that I do.
ilpug (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Well, it is probably the most well-known picture on the site. I like the simplicity of it, and that it can be changed easily to different configurations.
Kiteman ilpug2 years ago
Indeed - and, look, I've found the original version of my avatar (last, tiny image).
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Although... you forgot the one I made you.... (now I feel insulted). :(
(kidding). :)
Super_Kiteman.jpg
Ha, ha, ha... Kiteman, one of your avatars reminds me of Ernie from Sesame Street. Too funny!
ilpug (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Awesome! The bearded one in the stripey vest is really cool, in a random sort of way.
Dr. P2 years ago
My Mother's Lane cake. It's beautiful. But it's a secret recipe. Sigh.
iproberry12 years ago
Lego block...it changes every 2-5 days....usually
ChrysN2 years ago
My cat.
ilpug (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Nice.
Goodhart2 years ago
It depends on which one I am using.....most of mine display my mood or reaction to a recent event....
ilpug (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
So, right now, your mood is "Kitty?"
Goodhart ilpug2 years ago
And now it is overjoyed Aspie brained :-) my latest ible won't win any awards nor contests, but it was the most fun I've had in EONS....and my little LAB partner had barrels of fun too :-)
Goodhart ilpug2 years ago
If you expand the picture there is a caption too :-)
Mine is of my dog Pretzel, holding a hyperflight disc. I was torn between the dog or a picture of my cats, but the first Instructable I wrote was for a dog stroller so the dog got the honor.
monsterlego2 years ago
I Lego...duh
ilpug (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Mind=blown.
*fploowie*
ilpug (author)  monsterlego2 years ago
Zactly.
My current image is a screen shot of the NOMAD space probe from the classic Star Trek television series.

If you aren't familiary with NOMAD, I have an instructable about a model I made of it.
ilpug (author)  LargeMouthBass2 years ago
I did not know that. Now I do.

Awesome!