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Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Assigning a Drive Letter to my iPhone
Replies: 1
Views: 2523

### Assigning a Drive Letter to my iPhone

OK, so long story short, a friend took a video on their iPhone which their 2-year-old erased and I'm trying to figure out how to recover it. It looks like there are about 30 different free software suites that will do it, but they all require the device to show up as an actual drive (not as a camera...
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Measuring Amperage
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

### Re: Measuring Amperage

Thanks to the both of you! The 1/R rule for parallel resistances came back last night when I was looking around online. Been too long since I took these courses, I need to go back to school...
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Measuring Amperage
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

### Re: Measuring Amperage

I say that the voltage is fixed, but that's probably inaccurate. The output of the alternator is 28VDC, but I'm sure that's somewhat nominal. If I'm reading you correctly, though, if I set up my system with my resistor chosen using R=V/I and measure the voltage at the battery and the current via my ...
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Measuring Amperage
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

### Measuring Amperage

I'm going to preface this by saying that I'm an ME, and as such, electricity is voodoo-gilded black magic, so there's a strong possibility that this is a very stupid question. I'm trying to measure the power/current output of an alternator at various engine speeds. I have a clamp current meter so th...
Tue May 15, 2012 3:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Re: Traveling in Europe

Man, it's been busy recently. I'm finally getting around to actually setting some dates, buying tickets, that kind of thing. Looks like we're going to start in London (by the way, for any Americans trying to get to Europe on the cheap, it's fairly cheap to go through LHR). I've been looking at place...
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 746351

### Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Has anyone complained about the new Lexus commercial where there's a bunch of stuff being blown (or sucked, I don't know, it's sliding) in one direction, including a car which is sliding backwards? So, it's skidding, tires aren't moving, actually sliding across the screen. Then, to go forward (in th...
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?
Replies: 171
Views: 20630

### Re: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?

Can we go back to how compulsory voting that allows you to turn in a blank or Mickey Mouse ballot doesn't allow you to voice your opinion (or lack thereof) in exactly the same way that not showing up at all does? How is pushing a button that says "I prefer not to vote" any different than n...
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Re: Traveling in Europe

8:00 is quite early so most places won't be too busy and there'll probably still be restaurants which haven't opened/are opening. Of course, near the tourist hotspots the restaurants tend to open earlier because they want the tourist trade. Good to know, thanks! One of my Flickr contacts is an arch...
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Justin Bieber Limburger calls Student 'slattern', Backla

Meh, opinion pieces are often overstated. Protecting his free speech (and thereby protecting everyone's) is far more important than silencing him. Want to limit his impact? Support a bill for compulsory voting.
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?
Replies: 171
Views: 20630

### Re: Impeachment Proceedings Against Obama Begin?

And this is why I want compulsory voting in the US. Santorum won a caucus in Kansas this week. Fewer than 30,000 people voted. That's insane. If you force everyone to vote, riling up the base will be counterproductive in all but the most extreme locales, and even then only at relatively low levels (...
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

I miss this place.
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

I think you're forgetting to take into account how many loanwords English has and how irregular its pronounciation is in the first place. Most speakers who would use a loaf like schadenfreude have at least a half-baked grasp of how to pronounce the major Western European languages. Speaking of &quo...
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains
Replies: 50
Views: 8226

### Re: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains

When people know, for certain, that they cannot get away with it and will definitely get caught? You can bet your last dollar people do those things a whole lot less. You're not a parent, are you? I bring this up because, if you're a parent, the stupidest* thing you can say to your kid is "if ...
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

gmalivuk wrote:People still have porn on DVDs? I mean, I guess at least it's not VHS, but still.

You don't get rid of the classics.
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Re: Traveling in Europe

Dude. That is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks. Any idea how busy restaurants tend to be around 8? In other words, is it just a delayed bell curve like you see in the US?
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

Meaux_Pas wrote:Where do you see slavery in this.
I'm pretty sure I have "The Slavery In My Asshole" on DVD.
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains
Replies: 50
Views: 8226

### Re: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains

You’re still only considering one side of it. What if you release classified data that lists where the squadron was each day between 6 and 24 months ago, but nothing about where it’s been since. Should you get jailed for treason for that act of communication which caused no harm? Should that data h...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Re: Traveling in Europe

Angua wrote:New Europe walking tours
Just headed over to their FB page and it's mostly in Spanish. Any idea if they do tours by language (a Spanish tour, a German tour, etc.)? My Spanish is barely good enough to get by on and, for the last decade or so, has revolved mostly around food.
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

I think that's just on NPR. Rush has lost over 40 advertisers total. Looks like they just didn't keep updating it... I have to focus on the underlined part (emphasis mine). Am I actually the only one here who finds this totally ridiculous? Where does this right come from? I'm not even sure it's eve...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Re: Traveling in Europe

p.p. usually means per person. I'm an idiot. Thanks. it might be worth thinking about Eurostar with Stations in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany (including Cologne, which is only about 45 miles from Essen), the Netherlands and Switzerland (although the main stations are London, Brussels and Paris) ...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash
Replies: 338
Views: 177596

### Re: Rush Limburger calls Student 'Slut', Backlash

NPR has a regularly updated post. Unfortunately, as a hugely popular, nationally syndicated talk show, 9 advertisers is practically nothing, even though they are national. Also, he'll have other advertisers lining up for their slots by the end of the month.
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains
Replies: 50
Views: 8226

### Re: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains

I concede that my original statement in terms of absolutes was not accurate. The edge case is “conspiracy”, as exemplified by contracting a hitman. Even before the hit gets carried out, hiring someone for murder should still be a crime. Even that, however, falls nicely in my “reasonably plausible” ...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 249493

### Re: Board games anyone?

Izawwlgood: Re: Space Alert, agreed that it can be kind of boring initially, especially if there are one or two players who know the game inside and out and you're a newbie and you guys are playing on an easy setting. The fun part about Space Alert is getting better at it with a group of about the s...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains
Replies: 50
Views: 8226

### Re: US claims right to shut down nearly all domains

At such time as those people are killed, that becomes blood on your hands. If they are not hurt? No crime. And where do you draw the line on the statute of limitations? If someone reveals nuclear secrets to a terrorist organization that is able to build a bomb over the course of a decade, is the pe...
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Traveling in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 7181

### Traveling in Europe

Hello again, it's been awhile since I've been here. Had to reset my password. Embarrassed face. Did some searching and (surprisingly) couldn't find anything that covered this topic, so I guess here we go. My fiancee and I are getting married in October and will be doing our honeymoon in Europe. The ...
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contracting Out Gov't Work Costs More
Replies: 28
Views: 4495

### Re: Contracting Out Gov't Work Costs More

No. We don't actually know if contracting saves money, because the new study left out how much the government is paying in overhead. Heritage: Contractor salary < Government salary POGO: Contractor salary + Contractor benefits + Contractor profits > Government salary Neither study tells us which wa...
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Prop 8 Court of Appeals Oral Arguments (Live 1PM EST)
Replies: 113
Views: 9481

### Re: Prop 8 Court of Appeals Oral Arguments (Live 1PM EST)

What's the old saying? Silence is concurrence or something? If I'm standing there laughing or even simply being quiet while some other kid cracks jokes about teh geyz then I'm (probably unintentionally) contributing not only to that instance of creation of a hostile environment (note that this is il...
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: *UPDATE* DADT Repeal Breaks Repub Filibuster
Replies: 71
Views: 6126

### Re: DADT Repeal Dies on Senate Floor

While I can understand your hesitancy to throw the baby out with the proverbial bath water, to be honest, any discussion about how DADT isn't as bad as it could be ends up tasting a little bit too much like "well, at least we're calling them Negroes now, that's quite an improvement over what we...
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: My Favorite Gay Rights Awareness Campaign. EVER.
Replies: 73
Views: 8873

### Re: My Favorite Gay Rights Awareness Campaign. EVER.

There are like a hundred websites that will put basically whatever you want on a t-shirt. Just saying.

Fuck hate. I love it.
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Republicans threaten TAX CUTS...OR ELSE.
Replies: 123
Views: 8798

### Re: Republicans threaten TAX CUTS...OR ELSE.

I just love that they're threatening this during the lame duck. They've done this the whole time Obama's been in office and now that they're about to pick up a bunch of seats, they think the Dem's are suddenly going to grow a pair and stand up to you? I sadly have less faith in the Dems to get out o...
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What Tea Partiers Really Want
Replies: 341
Views: 25966

### Re: What Tea Partiers Really Want

I'm comfortable with his usage of karma, at least in the sense that he describes. I have to admit I'm not particularly familiar with the Hindu canon concerning karma, but at least in the more Americanized/popular/colloquial sense, I think the "I do good, I get good. I do bad, I get bad" is...
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What Tea Partiers Really Want
Replies: 341
Views: 25966

### Re: What Tea Partiers Really Want

I'm glad I took the time to read through (most of) that. The article touched on something I've noticed more and more the older I get, and Steroid touched on a very specific aspect of it that I hadn't been able to place before. First, the idea of karma being some kind of ruling theory, which is reall...
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Replies: 320
Views: 28044

Interesting concept. I hadn't really thought of atheists advertising before, but I guess if theists do it... Pretty much what I thought, Thirty-one. Though, to be honest, I think saying that a holiday is outright harmful to kids is a bit more simplification than is helpful, especially when you're al...
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Male field hockey player.
Replies: 120
Views: 9834

### Re: Male field hockey player.

So would it be ok for a below average male to join the women's teams because they're constantly outclassed by the male ones?

Well, I'd imagine the opportunity for abuse would rule out this possibility in most people's minds.

Same as above for Oregonaut.
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Male field hockey player.
Replies: 120
Views: 9834

### Re: Male field hockey player.

I'm not all that familiar with the sport, but having men and women competing on the same field in any sport where size and speed present an advantage is going to cause increasing levels of advantage to the men on the field as level of play increases. From what my girlfriend tells me about her high s...
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15749

### Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

I wonder if you could successfully argue that serving them could cause financial hardship. They're obviously a polarizing group...
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklahoma
Replies: 183
Views: 15749

### Re: Westboro Baptist Church runs into difficulties in Oklaho

I am very pleased with the counter-protest and the amount of people that showed up to participate. Additionally, in my opinion, it's about time people put them in their place. However, with that said: I completely disagree with the tire slashing and the no service policy. This is exactly the style ...
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Make your own deficit reduction plan
Replies: 46
Views: 3981

### Re: Make your own deficit reduction plan

Wow, giant surpluses based on not protecting the money of the rich and filthy rich or executing undeclared wars? Who would have guessed?
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pastors want free speech and tax exemptions
Replies: 47
Views: 4565

### Re: Pastors want free speech and tax exemptions

It's my understanding that churches gained their current tax-exempt status (in the US, of course) essentially in exchange for keeping their mouths shut when it came to politics. Seems to me like a pretty good deal and very much in keeping with the Constitution. I'm sure someone honestly believes tha...
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal failed in the Senate
Replies: 100
Views: 8620

### Re: Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal failed in the Senate

Is that clip accurate, that the DADT part of the bill doesn't actually repeal DADT, but simply gives the military (I assume the DoD, possibly the President or CJCS?) the authority to remove DADT if they want to?