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Re: Fluff

... fibrosis treatment was just something I'd heard of. I'd assumed it was actually in practice. Still an experimental treatment I'm afraid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_therapy Yes. That's it. Interesting. Is it not? A person in a position of responsibility has tested positive. What a difficult ...
by addams
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:15 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fluff
Replies: 86509
Views: 2377583

Re: Fluff

... fibrosis treatment was just something I'd heard of. I'd assumed it was actually in practice. Still an experimental treatment I'm afraid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_therapy
by FierceContinent
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:26 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fluff
Replies: 86509
Views: 2377583

Re: Fluff

... Who Is He?? I forgot. oh. The first part of your post nearly stopped my heart. If Cystic Fibrosis is Curable, Wikipedia does not know it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_fibrosis#Quality_of_life Yes! I know the difference between a six month long life and a forty year long life is Significant. ...
by addams
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fluff
Replies: 86509
Views: 2377583

Re: Gamergate

... about it. And Project Chanology in general had phone campaigns, DDOS attacks, and black-fax operations scheduled vs Scientology in general. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology "Prank Calls", wink wink. Remember, /b/ is the same group that was disrupting MySpace funeral accounts ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:48 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 73
Views: 859

Re: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?

... of sufficient energy (>5 MeV), Li-7 produces the same products, plus another neutron. You're not the first to overlook this reaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Bravo Rereading Wikipedia's article on tritium production , I see that is mentioned. I overlooked it the first time because ...
by cjameshuff
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:53 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1288

Re: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?

... of sufficient energy (>5 MeV), Li-7 produces the same products, plus another neutron. You're not the first to overlook this reaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Bravo Rereading Wikipedia's article on tritium production , I see that is mentioned. I overlooked it the first time because ...
by Quizatzhaderac
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:00 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1288

Re: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?

... of sufficient energy (>5 MeV), Li-7 produces the same products, plus another neutron. You're not the first to overlook this reaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Bravo
by cjameshuff
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1288

Re: Where In The World Vs. SDK!

8. Are you in the prefectures of Ibaraki, Chiba or Kanagawa?

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by SDK
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where In The World Vs. SDK!
Replies: 33
Views: 420

Re: Police misbehavior thread

... too many for it to be strong personal relationships that have a stronger personal hold than the Job does. It's more like a Pyramid Scheme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_scheme One in Three. That is a High Ratio for Any Attribute. California Valley Girls are not Blonde at that high a rate. ...
by addams
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:26 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 1940
Views: 166172

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Nah. I think you are wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronyism Actually, the Wikipedia article starts with this: Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their ...
by Coyne
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:23 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 1940
Views: 166172

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Nah. I think you are wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronyism If every third person is a Sworn Reservist, then that is a Populous Movement. The two people out of three might feel some pressure to know a Police Guy. That is a town where ...
by addams
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:46 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 1940
Views: 166172

Re: 1431: "Marriage"

... being passed on (or at least acted as though they wanted them to be...). Must we back all the way up to Desmond Morris's early work? Ist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altruism_(biology) Then: Man watching, by Desmond Morris. It's a great Coffee Table Picture Book. Good for the whole family. Naked ...
by addams
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:20 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 417
Views: 14260

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Oakley Michigan (population about 300) has a police department. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley,_Michigan To fund the department, the chief seems to have accepted donations. With the donations came the right to dress up like a policeman and drive the car ...
by Paul in Saudi
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:33 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 1940
Views: 166172

Re: The Darker Side of the News

... you think? EDIT: Here is a YouTube, too. It, also, is old. 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsFEV35tWsg The speaker is Philip Zimbardo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Zimbardo No Name. That man may Know His Stuff. He says, 'Anonymity is a hallmark feature of Evil.' Are the people of the ...
by addams
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:56 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 73
Views: 859

xkcd fora's favorite charities Part II: Rise of The Poll

Choose your 3 favorite ALS Association American Civil Liberties Union American Red Cross Foundation for the National Institutes of Health GiveDirectly Greyhound Pets of America Heifer International Kiva Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Schistosomiasis...
by Thesh
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd fora's favorite charities Part II: Rise of The Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"

... a less serious art form. I think of them as Limericks. hey! Limericks are Good. So, are These things. If, you can understand Japanese. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senryū This: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kireji That is difficult for me to understand. Is it a sort of Serious play on words? ...
by addams
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"
Replies: 61
Views: 6747

Re: Where In The World Vs. adnapemit!

Soo much area left...
13. Are you in Isogo, Izumi, Kanazawa, Kōnan, Minami, Sakae or Totsuka?
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by adnapemit
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:35 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where In The World Vs. adnapemit!
Replies: 47
Views: 637

Re: Today I Learned

... part of some of those results are. I'll look. Edit II This guy knows some of that stuff. I think this guy may know where that data is. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bloom_(psychologist) His book, 'Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human' It is ...
by addams
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:54 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12346
Views: 585971

Re: Catholic church possibly becoming less intolerant

... noticed your location! Have you been inside the ...Cathedral there in S.F. ? It does represent the Tradition well. What a nice building. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Saint_Mary_of_the_Assumption Photos do not do the building justice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Saint_Mary_of_the_Assumption#Interior_photos ...
by addams
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:06 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic church possibly becoming less intolerant
Replies: 66
Views: 2287

Re: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"

... lot about The Birds. We know more about water. Not all of us know about Birds. Not all of us know about Water. Wikipedia knows about Water. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Properties_of_water Wikipedia knows about Birds. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithology Very few of us know where the Birds ...
by addams
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1434: "Where Do Birds Go"
Replies: 61
Views: 6747

Re: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?

... the Lockheed reactor looks similar to the old magnetic mirror approaches that were abandoned in the 1980s due to the reduction in funding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_Fusion_Test_Facility http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_mirror It's not bunk, just a variation that would probably have ...
by stoppedcaring
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1288

Re: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?

... the Lockheed reactor looks similar to the old magnetic mirror approaches that were abandoned in the 1980s due to the reduction in funding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_Fusion_Test_Facility http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_mirror It's not bunk, just a variation that would probably have ...
by cjameshuff
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:55 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Skunk Works reveals compact fusion reactor?
Replies: 40
Views: 1288

Re: 1431: "Marriage"

... are more abusive on average than bio-parents? I'm willing to be convinced, but you're not really hitting me with a ton of evidence here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella_effect (which, conveniently, is the first link on Google for stepparents+care+statistics) Why shall we expect the mechanisms ...
by Kit.
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:39 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1431: "Marriage"
Replies: 417
Views: 14260

Re: Double Post

It's Pointless to wait for Ling. Poinltless I tell you. I waited and waited. The sun fell out of the sky in Glory, tonight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_(optical_phenomenon) Wait. Did they change the definition, again? Glory used to mean shafts of sunlight piercing mist and light ...
by addams
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:57 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 6352
Views: 93349

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Personally I would never give to any charity that doesn't have clear, easily accessible, data on how they spend their money. Also, any charity based in the western world is probably not worth giving to, because you simply get orders of magnitude more bang for your buck in a developing country. In m...
by Thesh
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:27 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 695
Views: 37064

Re: Double Post

... that material, creates an impression that stands out because of the sunlight reflecting and the effect the reflection creates on the pond. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji#mediaviewer/File:Kinkakuji_2004-09-21.jpg That building is covered in Gold. It's not That weird. Still...Gold is Soft.
by addams
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:10 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 6352
Views: 93349

Re: Where in the World is kalira?

Second Vytron's question.

Note there's a popular meme that the city of Bielefeld doesn't exist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy); it's possible that kalira chose to hide there as a reference to that. (a bit like how Vytron hid on Mornington Crescent once in reference to the game)
by patzer
Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is kalira?
Replies: 66
Views: 1008

Re: Questions For The World

... can't check if it will be worth it. I have never been to Japan. I have given Japan some thought. If I were going, I'd make a Run for Kyoto. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto#The_UNESCO_World_Heritage_Site I don't know how long it takes, once there. I suppose, you can spend One Day or the rest ...
by addams
Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 1899
Views: 201834

Re: Red Giant Stars

... density of 0.000005 to 0.000010 kg/m3, the star is a hundred thousand times less dense than the atmosphere of the Earth (air) at sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris Now, the problem is, increasing density always increases temperature, right? And vice versa, right? So, what's ...
by LaserGuy
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Red Giant Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"

... can't not-be on a boat. Rosencrantz: I've frequently not been on boats. Guildenstern: No, no, no--what you've been is not on boats. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosencrantz_and_Guildenstern_Are_Dead#Synopsis
by RandomMarius
Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:43 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 183
Views: 5554

Re: 1432: "The Sake of Argument

... a mad science experiment. There's no need to summon demons into the conversation. Here are some demons to help further conversation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_(thought_experiment) ^note to admin: the auto-link truncates the close-parenthesis from the address, have to add the URL ...
by JimsMaher
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:11 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1432: "The Sake of Argument"
Replies: 183
Views: 5554

Red Giant Stars

... density of 0.000005 to 0.000010 kg/m3, the star is a hundred thousand times less dense than the atmosphere of the Earth (air) at sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris Now, the problem is, increasing density always increases temperature, right? And vice versa, right? So, what's ...
by gladiolas
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Red Giant Stars
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Where in the World is kalira?

Please note that the areas covered in Germany are really small, and Spain's islands aren't worth worrying about, so I suggest: 4. Are you in Belgium in the red area? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Belgium_provinces_regions_striped.png/268px-Belgium_provinces_regions_stripe...
by Vytron
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Where in the World is kalira?
Replies: 66
Views: 1008

Re: Double Post

... explains a lot; Doesn't it? He was simply describing his experience. What was his name? I'll Google while you score points. Here It Is! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Games_People_Play_(book) The link does not work. (shrug) Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships is a bestselling ...
by addams
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:49 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 6352
Views: 93349

Re: What-If 0114: "Antimatter"

... great that the need for on-board fuel (mass) overwhelms that needed to accelerate it. Hmmm. More computations to ponder...What If... [1] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_travel
by ctdonath
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:10 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0114: "Antimatter"
Replies: 52
Views: 2063

Re: 1430: Proteins

... maybe the world would be a happier place with all those people dead. You mean, if his name was Dexter Morgan? Here's something interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_economics#Relationships_and_children Gilberts writes that prospective parents know that raising children will be laborious, ...
by Morgan Wick
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:31 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 4289

Re: Double Post

by adnapemit
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:37 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 6352
Views: 93349

Re: 1430: Proteins

... murderer. Or maybe not, maybe the world would be a happier place with all those people dead. How do we know ? Here's something interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness_economics#Relationships_and_children Gilberts writes that prospective parents know that raising children will be laborious, ...
by Eternal Density
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:46 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1430: "Proteins"
Replies: 81
Views: 4289

Re: 1429: Data

Znirk wrote:Well, bus in particular was pretty thoroughly declined about 100 years ago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motor_Bus

A classic, to be sure, but I like Dr. Corré's modern version better.
by ps.02
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:34 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1429: "Data"
Replies: 79
Views: 3888
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