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by AlwaysRelated
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Squirrel problems
Replies: 23
Views: 2856

Re: Squirrel problems

Kill it, especially if it's a black squirrel. They're pretty annoying, and it's already hurt, so putting it out of the pain is the best.

Semi Offtopic: My mom once killed a possum with a hammer. And a pitchfork. Through its head. For half an hour.
by AlwaysRelated
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Angels and Demons
Replies: 53
Views: 12256

Re: Angels and Demons

I read Angels and Demons by the recommendation of my mom (who got it out of the library but hadn't read it yet). It was a big print edition with tons of pictures of the things and places he was talking about, which was kind of neat. However, the whole plot sucked and I slogged through it just to fin...
by AlwaysRelated
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?
Replies: 60
Views: 8232

Re: [Poll] Who is your favourite of the 'Big Three'?

I voted for Asimov. I've enjoyed every single short story I've read by him (I haven't actually read any of his novels). Clarke is good, but I've found some of his works that are just illogical and jump all over the place. I can't remember the names of any of them, but I would rather read Asimov than...
by AlwaysRelated
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0437: "SUV"
Replies: 181
Views: 29682

Re: "SUV" Discussion

I find it kind of humourous that all of the people posting here are American's (as far as I can tell) complaining about ~$4.30 per gallon. We're paying $5.10 a gallon (after conversion from American gallons to litres, no exchange rate) where I live, even more expensive once you get into Vancouver, e...
by AlwaysRelated
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Spots, Zits and Pimples R Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 10019

Re: Spots, Zits and Pimples R Us!

Looking back over old pictures (4-5 years ago) is frightening. I'm covered in acne. It's not super bad on my face. I have a couple, but I don't bother with them. Tip: Don't ever pick them it doesn't work, just leave them alone! I have most of my pimples on my chest, back, and legs. It's because I sw...
by AlwaysRelated
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I think the world is ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4061

Re: I think the world is ending

Our June is supposed to be full of rain. Screw the Lower Mainland/BC. Freaking Ontario has better weather than us.
by AlwaysRelated
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding the Length of a Parabola
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Re: Finding the Length of a Parabola

I'm really just looking for the length so I can find a distance to multiply the cross sectional area of a part we're adding to the bridge. It's really an extra thing, not something she's looking for. I think I've found my answer, so thanks everyone for pitching in :)
by AlwaysRelated
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding the Length of a Parabola
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Re: Finding the Length of a Parabola

Thanks for the answers everyone :) As for some background into my Calc knowledge, the course would more accurately be described as "Intro to Calc". I know the chain rule, power rule, division/multiplication rules, limits, and basic chain and power rule integration. I know that kind of make...
by AlwaysRelated
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Finding the Length of a Parabola
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Finding the Length of a Parabola

Hi there. As an extra part of a project I'm currently doing for high school pre-calc, I need to find the length of a parabola between two points on the x axis. I don't have the actual equation with me, but steps on how to do this would be helpful :) (not that I want you to do my homework, I think le...
by AlwaysRelated
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How bad would a mugging be...
Replies: 201
Views: 14673

Re: How bad would a mugging be...

Usually i don't carry much with me. If i need anything while I'm out i just mug someone for it. Ha. I personally have never been mugged, but my friend was threatened by some 10 year olds the other day. He's 18, 6'4", 280 pounds.. No idea what they were thinking. They pulled a Swiss Army knife ...
by AlwaysRelated
Mon May 26, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: President can detain any citizen without charge...
Replies: 20
Views: 2439

Re: President can detain any citizen without charge...

May I refer people to this poem? http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/a ... rice_o.htm

We read it today in English. Surprisingly relevant.
by AlwaysRelated
Mon May 26, 2008 5:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: XKCD In the New York Times
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: XKCD In the New York Times

That's pretty cool, although they made it sound like they were writing to a "non-geeky" crowd about "geeks". Patronizing, no :( But fairly interesting.
by AlwaysRelated
Thu May 22, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global Peace Index for 2008 released: Where do you rank?
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Global Peace Index for 2008 released: Where do you rank?

Canada pulled in at 11. Not too bad :)
by AlwaysRelated
Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Energy Drinks
Replies: 72
Views: 11067

Re: Energy Drinks

I find energy drinks taste quite bad. Of course, I've only had three. And one was in the morning after 2 1/2 hours of sleep and no food. Dragon breath + energy drinks suck. They work, but only for an hour or so for me. Perhaps it's because every time I have them I eat a lot straight after.
by AlwaysRelated
Mon May 19, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: QWERTY versus Dvorak
Replies: 166
Views: 87652

Re: QWERTY versus Dvorak

I tried switching to Dvorak, but I wasn't on the computer typing enough to actually have any success with it. I used masking tape and a sharpie to re-letter all of my keys. I still have the tape on, but I can touch type with QWERTY so it's fine. I got up to about 20 wpm after 2 weeks of Dvorak, but ...
by AlwaysRelated
Sat May 17, 2008 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Stupid School Policies
Replies: 177
Views: 16993

Re: Stupid School Policies

I heard about an rule in my school that's on an entirely new level of stupidity (compared to the bs we normally put up with). There is a zero tolerance policy for fights, meaning if you're involved in one in any way, you'll get externally suspended, get a criminal record, and get it written down on...
by AlwaysRelated
Fri May 16, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pres. Bush: Obama like appeasers of Hitler
Replies: 40
Views: 5041

Re: Pres. Bush: Obama like appeasers of Hitler

There's a link to the video which I currently can't rewatch over at Shakesville I'm sorry. This is THE funniest thing I have seen or heard all week. Thank you very much. As for Canada...I doubt we could hold America. However, burning down the White House every couple centuries, that I could go for ...
by AlwaysRelated
Thu May 15, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)
Replies: 277
Views: 36313

Re: the most epic book debate ever conceived (Bookmarks)

I almost always dog ear. Some times I'll bookmark if I'm borrowing a book from someone, but library books/my own books are dog eared to no end. I also write in my books and underline (but in pencil).
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 14, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9883

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

I've heard rumours of liquid water from one of Saturn or Jupiter's moons, but the NASA announcement says "an object in our galaxy". Um, the solar system is in our galaxy... That's pretty cool. Based on the 50-year timeframe, I thought it would be supernova-related somehow (since we're def...
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 14, 2008 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9883

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

Dammit, where are my aliens! Oh well, better than nothing I guess.

Thanks to everyone who posted :)
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 14, 2008 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9883

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

MotorToad wrote:They just said it was about the most recent supernova. G1.9+0.3


Okay. I was just reading blog posts. Any other info yet?
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 14, 2008 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt
Replies: 74
Views: 9883

Re: NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

I've heard rumours of liquid water from one of Saturn or Jupiter's moons, but the NASA announcement says "an object in our galaxy". My school doesn't have RealPlayer installed, so I can't listen to the stream :evil: You guys better post what they say in 15 minutes.
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 14, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33458

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

I just looked up a video of Django Reinhardt. Needless to say, I am utterly amazed. I might as well go burn my guitar now. Hendrix 2 cents: I can't stand most of his extended, probably drug fueled, solos. My dad got a video of Woodstock out of the library one time, with him playing the American nati...
by AlwaysRelated
Sun May 11, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The car of the future will rat on you.
Replies: 49
Views: 5102

Re: The car of the future will rat on you.

Meanwhile, I'll still be in my 1985 Civic getting better MPG than you. (Probably not, but meh) I turn off ads whenever I can. One of my biggest pet peaves are advertisements at the movie theatre. I did not pay $8.50 to watch an advertisement for a Toyota I do not want (especially when it's 4 minutes...
by AlwaysRelated
Sat May 10, 2008 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Physics of Iron Man (spoilers probable)
Replies: 63
Views: 19698

Re: The Physics of Iron Man (spoilers probable)

I seem to remember some sort of flaps being displayed on the suit when the camera was panning around it/ he was putting it on for the first time. Perhaps these could have been used for flying? I've only seen it once, and it was a late show, so forgive me if I'm wrong.
by AlwaysRelated
Sat May 10, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How far will the divisibility go?
Replies: 23
Views: 3422

Re: How far will the divisibility go?

I agree with the "quarks are made of Universes" thought line. Although unlikely (muchly so), it's way cooler than string theory. In school we watched a documentary on String Theory, and all they told us was, "Everything is made up of tiny vibrating strings, like a cello!" Then th...
by AlwaysRelated
Thu May 08, 2008 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33458

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

Nickelback is blah blah bland. Some people have an irrational hatred for them Believe me; it's not irrational hate. Do you live in Canada? You'd have to listen to Canadian radio to develop the kind of mutual hatred for Nickelback that (most of) us Canadians share. Thank the "minimum amount of ...
by AlwaysRelated
Wed May 07, 2008 12:34 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33458

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

Coheed and Cambria. I don't understand how anyone could possibly enjoy the singer's voice, to me it's a headache on a compact disc. Yeah, the singer's voice is pretty annoying actually... but apart from that I quite like their music. I wouldn't really call them overrated though, as they aren't even...
by AlwaysRelated
Sat May 03, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Subconscious Epiphanes
Replies: 6
Views: 1283

Re: Subconscious Epiphanes

It always happens right after tests for me - and I think it happens more often during walks, maybe because I'm not doing anything else. It's like during a test I'm under pressure, and then as I decompress my subconscious figures out my mistakes and the answers sort of bubble up. "Oh no, I misu...
by AlwaysRelated
Fri May 02, 2008 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Copycat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: Copycat?

Yeah...reading through the first couple comics it seems as if HandRooster follows more of a linear storyline than the random (and sometimes linear) comics of XKCD.
by AlwaysRelated
Fri May 02, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....
Replies: 233
Views: 33716

Re: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....

Yuri2356 wrote:Zeppelins.

Many of them.


... Led Zepplins? ...

Either that, or can you imagine 1,000 Boeing 777s flying in formation together?
by AlwaysRelated
Thu May 01, 2008 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....
Replies: 233
Views: 33716

Re: If I had a billion gazillion dollars....

I think that I would purchase British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan (we need bread from somewhere folks!), and Manitoba from the Canadian government. I would then create the Amalgamated Denizens of Canadia. Everyone would be supplied with a free 60" TV and every major console system, along wi...
by AlwaysRelated
Thu May 01, 2008 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Stupid Math Teachers?
Replies: 135
Views: 33418

Re: Stupid Math Teachers?

In Math 12 I don't think we had to show work for most things. All of our marks were given for the answer, but if you got it wrong (this was on the provincial) then you could get a few marks if work was shown. For our trig proofs we had to show basically every little step, but you could get away with...
by AlwaysRelated
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Yeah Science (boo creationism) - Ape Fishing Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

Re: Yeah Science (boo creationism)

Ignoring the validity of the newspaper (lets assume they didn't photoshop the image)... Please don't take one singular article to be a defining be all and end all of the creationist/evolutionist debate. Certainly not claiming this is the definitive end of any debate. Nor, as some people point out, ...
by AlwaysRelated
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black squirrels mutate, develop taste for flesh
Replies: 29
Views: 4884

Re: Black squirrels mutate, develop taste for flesh

Pssht. We all know that rats, ferrets, weasels and stoats are evil, while mice, otters, sqirrels, hedgehogs, moles and badgers are good. Unless they're black. Black animals are always the evil versions.* *Unless its the single black runt in a group of normal colored ones, then it's probably the her...
by AlwaysRelated
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Yeah Science (boo creationism) - Ape Fishing Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3448

Re: Yeah Science (boo creationism)

Just a question: isn't Daily Mail supposed to be a crock? Also, it doesn't really say anything about evolution or creationism. If you somehow learned something new, would you describe it as evolution? I should hope not. (Note: I'm assuming you're talking about evolution v. creationism here). As far ...
by AlwaysRelated
Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you actually enjoy your job?
Replies: 76
Views: 7459

Re: Do you actually enjoy your job?

is job satisfaction, money or coworkers most important to you? I'd say job satisfaction. Although if I was doing something that I really liked for free, that's a hobby, not a job. My last job was at a chicken barn collecting eggs. I was there for 2 1/2 years almost. A year of that was with another ...
by AlwaysRelated
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I has some violence?
Replies: 124
Views: 10020

Re: Can I has some violence?

Various fights with one of my good friends. We'd duke it out over some stupid issue (I distinctly remember biting him at one time) and then go back to being friends. Also, in Grade 10 PE, some lazy jock/gangster/wannabe's hit a girl in football. Almost started a fight there. In that same class I ant...
by AlwaysRelated
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: God I hate people....
Replies: 92
Views: 9670

Re: God I hate people....

I love people. I love it when they walk too slow, taking the time to enjoy life instead of always rushing to some destination. I love it when they talk to loud, adding to the buzz and music of a public space and creating a sort of hum composed of people telling private secrets loud enough for every...
by AlwaysRelated
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gas purchase amounts
Replies: 86
Views: 7047

Re: Gas purchase amounts

I'm hoping to find some long-lost Native heritage. Then I could get my status card and gas would be like 30 cents a liter. Exactly... Once I was in Northern Manitoba and someone asked my me treaty number at Timmies.. (I'm a very white caucasian male). Usually I buy $20. Gas is 1.184 right now, whic...

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