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by wannabe
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Who can explain this weird phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: Who can explain this weird phenomenon?

Ok, I found what it precisely is. It is called a Subsun. Apparently, they are usually seen from an airplane. They are like many of you described formed by a collection of micro ice crystals in the air and the sun. They are better described here: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/fz120.htm There are a few mo...
by wannabe
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Who can explain this weird phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: Who can explain this weird phenomenon?

@Starslayer My theory is also that it has something to do with the light catching ice crystals floating in the air. But that still leaves a couple of questions for me... 1) why is it concentrated in one column/ball of light rather than the whole area being just a big glare? and 2) why does the posit...
by wannabe
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Who can explain this weird phenomenon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Who can explain this weird phenomenon?

I was skiing in Whistler, Canada and had to pull out my Go-Pro helmet camera when I saw this weird glowing column of bright sparkling light. From where I was standing it looked like a fountain of light. SUPER bright. As I skied closer to it and around the corner it shrunk to more of a hovering ball ...
by wannabe
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Idioms that don't make sense
Replies: 60
Views: 18076

Re: Idioms that don't make sense

I always think of having one's cake and eating it too referring to wedding cake or some other pretty highly decorated cake that makes it a shame to put a knife into it and cut it. But you want to eat it and you can't eat it if you don't destroy it. This one's pretty crude but I never really understo...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How many groups of opposite words are there?
Replies: 8
Views: 2493

Re: How many groups of opposite words are there?

How about narrowing the inquiry to words that have more that one meaning and so have more than one opposite. Though, as someone stated, whether something is truly an opposite is debatable. Also not really quantifiable, but funner! pro - con pro - amateur blows - sucks blows(is terrible) - rocks(is a...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 715
Views: 261763

Re: The worst film you've seen

3 way tie for worst: Caddyshack 2 - because it was so painfully unfunny and such a HUGE letdown after Caddyshack, which is one of my all time favorites. Funnyfarm - so boring and unfunny. Plus the worst movie Chevy Chase(who has many great roles along with his stinkers) has done IMHO. Represents the...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Public school vs Private school vs Home school
Replies: 94
Views: 17694

Re: Public school vs Private school vs Home school

The uniforms. As a parent, the uniforms are key for so many reasons: No arguments(or even discussions at all) in the morning about what to wear. If you have ever started your day by arguing with a 7 year old about "today's outfit" you would understand the value in this. No worries about &q...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77351

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

Looking forward The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie coming. I know this is already in the works(so maybe not totally on topic), but I hope the first movie is good and makes money so the next two can be justified. The second, and especially the third are where it all comes together. Would love to ...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I tried the 'one man band video' thing. (FMA intro cover)
Replies: 3
Views: 3841

Re: I tried the 'one man band video' thing. (FMA intro cover

Cool. Impressive multi-instrument, multilingual! Don't know if you have multiple cameras, but instead of just having the one fixed camera angle it would be cool to integrate alternating close ups of you playing your various instruments...zoom in on guitar strumming, fret work, flute playing, etc., p...
by wannabe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Previously thought to be worthless crap is worth a fortune!
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Re: Previously thought to be worthless crap is worth a fortu

It's.. television. See, Imma let you in on a big secret... The goal of television is to sell advertising. No, really. So all the TV executives do is figure out what people are interested in, and make shows about it. If it gets watched, they get the information back in a number of ways, and they can...
by wannabe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What's your favorite soup?
Replies: 31
Views: 15725

Re: What's your favorite soup?

pallet. Why is this becoming a thing? I read an article the other day in which 'palette' was used. :oops: Darn auto correct...s/b palete of course Saw Tom Kha Gai on someone's list...ya, that's a good one. A really good homemade chicken soup is pretty good too, especially with homemade noodles. Als...
by wannabe
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Great States
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Great States

I was going to say "All of their vowels are in alphabetical order," but then I discovered Arkansas, which isn't on the list, but shares that quality. Possibly Maryland, too, if you're lax on the 'and sometimes y' criteria. That is correct! Arkansas was left off inadvertently...apologies t...
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What's your favorite soup?
Replies: 31
Views: 15725

What's your favorite soup?

Previously, and maybe still my favorite pre-meal soup is lobster bisque. YUM!

But, a while back I experienced the most amazing flavor...totally new to my pallet. At The Clubhouse in Las Vegas, The watermelon gazpacho soup is amazing! Incredibly delicious! If ever in Vegas, give it a try!
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend me a good short story author...
Replies: 48
Views: 65961

Re: Recommend me a good short story author...

Steven King has a few short story collections out there. Short and Jarring. Right up your alley! :)

Also, John Grisham has a book of short stories out there. Most have to do with the Law in some round about way, but different than his novels. Good stuff.
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Previously thought to be worthless crap is worth a fortune!
Replies: 10
Views: 2857

Previously thought to be worthless crap is worth a fortune!

I am not sure, but I think it all started with Antique Roadshow. There was also another show around the same time called At the Auction(don't think it is still around?), also on PBS. Since then there is a HUGE genre of shows that focus on people being surprised by how much their old crap is worth or...
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What books would you like to see made into movies?
Replies: 97
Views: 77351

Re: What books would you like to see made into movies?

Looking forward The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo movie coming. I know this is already in the works(so maybe not totally on topic), but I hope the first movie is good and makes money so the next two can be justified. The second, and especially the third are where it all comes together. Would love to s...
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 401
Views: 252501

Re: Photography thread.

Taken a few years with a Cannon G-Shot on my trip to England:

Bath:
Spoiler:
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Stonehenge:
Spoiler:
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Mind The Gap:
Spoiler:
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by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7739

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

Well, the writers didn't just pull the gold thing out of their own butts. There is some speculation on this by "official" alien "scholars." http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-3#slide-4 "Could gold be the ultimate link between humans and aliens? A chu...
by wannabe
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Great States
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Great States

What do the following U.S. States have in common. None of the rest of the U.S. States share this characteristic.

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Hawaii
Kansas
Kentucky
Mississippi
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Tennessee
Vermont
Washington



edit: adds missing state
by wannabe
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Numbers and Squares
Replies: 16
Views: 4449

Re: Numbers and Squares

I got one... Take the sum of the outside numbers the boxes (OBox): OBox A = 23 OBox B = 35 OBox C = 33 take the change between the numbers: OBox A +15 = OBox B OBox B -2 = OBox C take the change and add it to the inside box number (IBox) to get the next (IBox) number: IBox A (6) +15 = IBox B (21) th...
by wannabe
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Morphing software experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 3208

Morphing software experiment

My friend has a still of himself skiing on a NASTAR course from around 1975...big hair...Osh Kosh overalls...great. He had it kind of "Andy Warhol-ified" and framed it. Made kind of a cool piece of art for his house. I stumbled upon this free morphing software called WINMORPH and used it t...
by wannabe
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Not as easy as 1 2 3
Replies: 56
Views: 14416

Re: Not as easy as 1 2 3

New non-math answer that con be used to solve either the 3 by one question or 9 by two question: set up the question this way... 1=blue 2=red 3=red or blue is your number blue? yes = 1 no = 2 IDK = 3 the same can be used by breaking the group of nine into three groups and assigning a color to each g...
by wannabe
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cowboys and Aliens
Replies: 45
Views: 7739

Re: Cowboys and Aliens

cephalopod9 wrote:I only had one real disappointment
Spoiler:


Spoiler:
Olivia Wilde should have gotten at least a little neked. I mean when she emerged form the fire it would have been the perfect place to at lease flash her butt!


Other than that pretty darn good. 7.5/10
by wannabe
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Buy One, Get One Free!
Replies: 30
Views: 7041

Re: Buy One, Get One Free!

Buttons, did you ever give us the "answer" to this?
by wannabe
Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Help me stop a alien invasion.
Replies: 57
Views: 11283

Re: Help me stop a alien invasion.

Ladybugs... Not literally. But we make friends with something else in the universe that loves to eat aliens and considers their acid blood a delicacy. Maybe we genetically alter mosquitoes that would make being here so annoying that they find another planet to have their little annual picnic. They w...
by wannabe
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Small values of 20
Replies: 42
Views: 5691

Re: Small values of 20

ptveite, You are getting no love for your clever and accurate response. Good job. I was thinking something along the lines of.. from a criminal's perspective, the number of lashes he had to endure. Or maybe number of sex partners (i.e. for some, once you get past about 12 the yuck factor cre...
by wannabe
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.
Replies: 58
Views: 24456

Re: Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

Loves Loves loves Loves loves!

1. Loves - a town in MD
2. Loves - a truck stop
3. loves - verb, to love
4. Loves - Technically "Love's" Possessive form of Courtney's last name
5. loves - as in, hugs

I'm sure this crowd could take this further.
by wannabe
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0328: "Eggs"
Replies: 166
Views: 34341

Re: "Eggs" Discussion

Where does one find one of these, "casual sex bars" anyway?!?!?!?!? A pirate walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "is that a steering wheel in your pants?" Pirate replies, "Ay! It's been driving me nuts all day!" ******* A piece of string walks into a bar. He say's, "...
by wannabe
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't
Replies: 50
Views: 8123

Re: Words that should be acronyms, but aren't

Here's an acronym that should have been thought through:

SLUT - South Lake Union Trolley :shock:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/332081_slut18.html

They are having a hard time backing away from this.
by wannabe
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I'm sure something like this has been posted already.
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

Re: I'm sure something like this has been posted already.

Or would that be Naziraptor?

What's up with the package on that thing?
by wannabe
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Accents within America
Replies: 61
Views: 7973

Re: Accents within America

Don't forget "Valley Girl" and lately "the OC" And I wouldn't lump Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago into the same dialect. I believe there are some differences. "I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou. " Great movie by the way for s...
by wannabe
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Totally NOT fun/cool expirements (irrelevant to 3rd parties)
Replies: 41
Views: 6062

Re: Totally NOT fun/cool expirements (irrelevant to 3rd parties)

Idaho...middle of winter....wrought iron hand rail...tongue.

Think, a Christmas Story, but with a hand rail.

Those ice crystals looked so tasty!
by wannabe
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: noxiuos = toxic or toxic plus?
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

noxiuos = toxic or toxic plus?

So, I'm in my office this morning and someone's power strip fried. That familiar "electric" smoke smell began wafting though our area when someone said, "beware the noxious fumes!" Some one else said, "ah, they won't hurt ya." Then person one replies, "ya but that ...
by wannabe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Would you kindly share your webcomic reading list?
Replies: 377
Views: 161739

Re: RECOMMEND : Other funny webcomics

You can make your own comics at stripgenerator.com. And you can post them and read others. Several creative people have some regular strips in there. FUN
by wannabe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0320: "28-Hour Day"
Replies: 142
Views: 86587

Re: 28-hour day discussion

I like the comic. The alt text could be better...

Better alt text: Like a dog chasing a car, a nerd chasing a MILF would not know what to do if he caught her and, saddly, on some level I, er...cough... he knows that.
by wannabe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)
Replies: 154
Views: 21327

Re: The English Spoken Language: RIP (Examples)

Personal pet peeves:

Roof pronounced Ruf
Creek pronounced Crik
Wolf pronounced Woof

My 4 year old still does the bringed, seed, buyed thing, but my 6 year old is almost over it.

The other thing that dives me nuts the the substitution of "like" for "said."
by wannabe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: That blank space in the Price field
Replies: 12
Views: 2930

Re: That blank space in the Price field

Put the shoe on the other foot. If you gave Radiohead a blank check, what is the highest $ amount you could get see on your bank statement and not be pissed. Say $18. Now, what is the highest number you could see and still think wow, those guys were generous? Say $9. Use your numbers and take an ave...
by wannabe
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 136366

Re: Insult the poster below you :(

??Whaaaat??

V used lol 5 times today!
by wannabe
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Advantages of privatization of publically paid companies
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Advantages of privatization of publically paid companies

An example: SLMA Or Sallie Mae. This is a provider of student loans in the US created as a government sponsored entity in 1972 and was privatized over a period of years beginning in 1997 and being completed in 2004. See their website for some history @ www dot salliemae dot com. It is now Publicly t...
by wannabe
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stuff that spins a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 2748

Re: Stuff that spins a lot

The air speed changes under/above the frisbee due to it's shape which causes a pressure difference. Bernoulli's Principle? The curvature of the edge of the frisbee may help to give the lift as the disc is propelled forward. Ever notice how some times the frisbee seems to rebound higher after it is ...

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