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by IceFlake
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

Keys, wallet, phone. That's about it for me. In the winter I carry them in my coat pockets. In the summer I carry them in a small purse. I don't like carrying a lot of stuff, so I make sure that my office, car, and home are all stocked with commonly-needed items such as pens, carmex, ibuprofen, dent...
by IceFlake
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The 'I miss orchestra' support group.
Replies: 16
Views: 6466

Re: The 'I miss orchestra' support group.

I don't miss orchestra because I'm still in orchestra. Have a rehearsal tonight, in fact. I've been in one or more orchestras for over 30 years straight now. I can't imagine my life without it. For those of you who are interested in playing again, I wanted to mention that a lot of communities have b...
by IceFlake
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student Debt Crisis Becomes Clearer
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Re: Student Debt Crisis Becomes Clearer

A good chunk of Millennials did NOT have the choice between real college or for-profit college. Their only real choice was for-profit, or enter the workforce without higher education. And the mountain of reject letters among my high-school peers was proof of that. I'm sitting here at my desk at a s...
by IceFlake
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Student Debt Crisis Becomes Clearer
Replies: 6
Views: 2198

Re: Student Debt Crisis Becomes Clearer

A good chunk of Millennials did NOT have the choice between real college or for-profit college. Their only real choice was for-profit, or enter the workforce without higher education. And the mountain of reject letters among my high-school peers was proof of that. I'm sitting here at my desk at a s...
by IceFlake
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 43463

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

How did it go down when critical thinking leads to the rejection of the catechism? Well, the class was called "catechism" but it wasn't limited to Luther's catechism itself. A lot of it (my favorite part!) was church history. I don't remember the specific assignments but an example might ...
by IceFlake
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 43463

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

Same here. I learned more history and political science in 8th grade Lutheran catechism class than I learned in 8th grade public school. But was what you learned true ? That's the problem. If (any given) religion is FALSE, then everything associated with its teaching is suspect. Jose Yes, it was tr...
by IceFlake
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Should religion be illegal for children?
Replies: 289
Views: 43463

Re: Should religion be illegal for children?

I have found the things I learned from religious instruction--which are not to be confused with the things my instructors intended me to learn--tremendously valuable, with direct practical applications for better understanding history, politics, and marketing. Same here. I learned more history and ...
by IceFlake
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music
Replies: 27
Views: 3518

Re: Disney Film with Aggregate Best Original Music

Of the films listed, I'd go with Into the Woods but as you said, its music is not original to the Disney film production so I don't think it belongs on the list. Same with Once Upon a Mattress . If you're going to include them, why not include Sleeping Beauty and have Tchaikovsky blow the competitio...
by IceFlake
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 10821

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Also, even if the entire earth is desert, 160 days is still more than enough to circumnavigate the earth. You know that and I know that, but the characters didn't know that. They had no idea how far the "salt" went. The north coast of Australia has several hundred miles of continental she...
by IceFlake
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 10821

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Was the 'salts' supposed to be the Utah Salt Flats? A very minor point. Sydney to Perth is 4,000 km, more or less. So if you drive 50 km/day you get across the land mass in 80 days. How could you drive for 160 days and not have hit the coastline? I thought the "salts" was what used to be ...
by IceFlake
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 10954

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

studyinserendipity wrote: I think the music degree I went for in college could be either bachelor of science OR bachelor of the arts (I think there was 1 class difference between the 2 degrees)... is that how they are divided?


Probably bachelor of arts and bachelor of music/fine arts.
by IceFlake
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 10954

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Edit: question for the arts/humanities bods: I'm not sure whether there's anything equivalent to this, but maybe there is - were there any points in your lectures etc. where you would just totally lose the thread to the extent that your professor might as well be talking/writing in Venusian? I don'...
by IceFlake
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so much?
Replies: 113
Views: 10954

Re: Why do people here and xkcd hate liberal arts maors so m

Eh, that's kind of the case though. Your first CS or EE class, you have to put in actual effort. Absolutely not. During my liberal arts undergrad studies, my easiest classes were CS, math, and physical science classes I took either as core requirements or electives. They required almost zero prepar...
by IceFlake
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: “Could you say Senator instead of Ma’am?”
Replies: 139
Views: 25011

Re: “Could you say Senator instead of Ma’am?”

I've watched the youtube clip but can't find any longer footage of the hearing. Is it possible that the general had addressed other members of the senate, perhaps male ones, as "Senator" but then used "ma'am" for Sen. Boxer?
by IceFlake
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ALASKA! or Adventure is out there!
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: ALASKA! or Adventure is out there!

Well, being about 300 miles inland, there are no canneries in Fairbanks. We do have a lot of seasonal tourism jobs in hotels and tour companies though. About two hours south is Denali Park where you will find even more tourism jobs. Denali Park is strange in that it is a pseudo-town that only operat...
by IceFlake
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ALASKA! or Adventure is out there!
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: ALASKA! or Adventure is out there!

Don't think that you're going to be living "The Deadliest Catch" - fewer and fewer boats go out every season and you pretty much have to know someone to get hired as a deckhand. Also, crab season is fall/winter. Salmon (several types) and halibut seasons are in the summer but you are more ...
by IceFlake
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instruments you wish you played
Replies: 86
Views: 70591

Re: Instruments you wish you played

The harp, so much! They're so beautiful to look at, to play, and to hear. Some of my favorite orchestral music features the harp heavily. I used to sit close to the harp(s) in orchestra and I loved it, but now I've been moved to kind of far away. Probably won't happen unless I win the lottery. A goo...
by IceFlake
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 34181

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Incidentally, I actually have a teeny, tiny bit more respect for an anti-choice stance which does not include a rape exception. At least that's internally consistent. To make abortion permissible only in the case of rape exposes a pregnancy=punishment for (consensual) sex mentality. Where did you g...
by IceFlake
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 34181

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

The entire issue is a huge strawman. Even some of the most rabid anti-abortion social conservatives give exception in case of rape, incest and life threatening complications. Some of them may but many don't. The Catholic church, for example. Incidentally, I actually have a teeny, tiny bit more resp...
by IceFlake
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 34181

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

morriswalters wrote:Think what you wish. I see no reason to celebrate multiple abortions.

Neither do I. Who is doing that?
by IceFlake
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 34181

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

Are you telling me that you are glad to have had an abortion, that you would do it again without thinking? I don't know if that's what she was telling you, but I'll tell you: I am glad I had an abortion and I would do it again without thinking. Well, I guess it would take a minute amount of thinkin...
by IceFlake
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment
Replies: 594
Views: 34181

Re: Mississippi's Personhood Amendment

I'm perfectly fine with a fetus having personhood and exactly the same rights of an extra-uterine person.

You'll note, please, that a person does not have the right to occupy another person's body and/or use it as life support.
by IceFlake
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What instrument do you own?
Replies: 172
Views: 24045

Re: What instrument do you own?

I have 3 violins: 1. A 3/4 size that I played when I was little. It's not been played since my little sister was 10 years old, and my parents eventually shipped it to me because they had no use for it. It's your basic student violin, probably worth a hundred dollars or so. I want to donate it to an ...
by IceFlake
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I would like to talk about marmots.
Replies: 72
Views: 5497

Re: I would like to talk about marmots.

Once, while staying in a public use cabin with friends in a nearby state park, we saw a marmot on the porch of said cabin. Later research revealed that is was a hoary marmot.
by IceFlake
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Caprica
Replies: 114
Views: 11206

Re: Caprica

The second most interesting development is the new outfit for robogirl's human image. That actually shocked me. I was thinking they meant for her purple dress to be iconic like the Six red dress. On the whole, I think the characters are well developed and I am interested to see how the twelve colon...
by IceFlake
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 48354

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

I used to fall into a 30 hour day pattern (20 awake, 10 asleep) if I had more than a few days with no scheduled commitments. Living 100 miles from the arctic circle, I have no problem sleeping during daylight or being active when it's dark. I haven't had the opportunity for a while since I now have ...
by IceFlake
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3209
Views: 495567

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamed that my dog's paw was gruesomely injured. Yuck. That was not a good dream.

The other night, I dreamed that the power plant near the parking lot at work was spewing black smoke and SO and I needed to hurry up and get in my car before the smoke "got" us. I blame Lost.
by IceFlake
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 667
Views: 200298

Re: The worst film you've seen

Shakes the Clown

Saw it at a slumber party at a friend's house in middle school. I was so bored, I left the party to chat with my friend's mom and brother in the other room.
by IceFlake
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Entry into Philip Glass
Replies: 22
Views: 2653

Re: Entry into Philip Glass

Lots of great recommendations here. I also suggest that if you like Philips Glass, you give Michael Nyman a try.
by IceFlake
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite animated character
Replies: 96
Views: 15410

Re: Favorite animated character

Guu. I'm not a particular fan of anime, so that's saying a lot. Also, Shere Khan and Kaa the snake from Disney's Jungle Book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T0I5UepXMA "Ooooh, my sssssssacroiliac!" Actually, all the animals in Jungle Book were fantastic. I know it's fashionable to hate th...

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