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Re: Double Post

... side of the Story? Did you read, "Stranger in a Strange Land." 1st edition. This is what Wikipedia people say about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_in_a_Strange_Land It is easier to read the book. It is a Intellectual Teen Adventure.
by addams
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:21 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 17906
Views: 574451

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:12 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 14799
Views: 327791

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleeing_felon_rule#U.S._law Here we seem to have the standard of being able to use lethal force only if there is probably cause to believe the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either ...
by DSenette
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3603
Views: 334140

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:30 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 14799
Views: 327791

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleeing_felon_rule#U.S._law Here we seem to have the standard of being able to use lethal force only if there is probably cause to believe the suspect poses a threat of serious physical harm, either ...
by Chen
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:03 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 3603
Views: 334140

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

... employer is racist. When it was written, they were. Hands down. Especially the 80% rule, which seems to be awfully close to racial quotas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disparate_impact: ...A "substantially different" rate is typically defined in government enforcement or Title VII litigation ...
by Azrael
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:33 am UTC
 
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 31
Views: 902

Re: Today I Learned

On the West of the Panama Canal is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the East is the Pacific Ocean. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Panama_Canal_Map_EN.png/465px-Panama_Canal_Map_EN.png It's more accurate to say the Atlantic is to the North and Pacific is to the South. https://goo...
by Thesh
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:00 am UTC
 
Forum: General
Topic: Today I Learned
Replies: 12675
Views: 695573

Re: Quantum experiment based on interference test

Sounds, at least superficially, reminiscent of the "quantum bomb tester" experiment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elitzur%E2%80%93Vaidman_bomb_tester One of my favourite demonstrations of "quantum weirdness" and a real noodle-baker. It seems very similar, ...
by fidofetch
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum experiment based on interference test
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Quantum experiment based on interference test

Sounds, at least superficially, reminiscent of the "quantum bomb tester" experiment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elitzur%E2%80%93Vaidman_bomb_tester

One of my favourite demonstrations of "quantum weirdness" and a real noodle-baker.
by p1t1o
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:16 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum experiment based on interference test
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:42 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know this one's stance on endings (or lack thereof), but it's certainly a madagascarist http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Coton_de_Tular_2.jpg At least it should be considering it's the national breed of Madagascar Then this one must be a cassinimadagascarist. http://xk...
by mscha
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:29 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: What-If 0138: Jupiter Submarine

... FOOTNOTE FOUR!!! My OCD is going berserk... Does Randall either have tetraphobia, or is he trying to avoid upsetting tetraphobic people? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia With the reference to Sir Terry Pratchett, it occurs to me that the Discworld character Leonard da Quirm would almost ...
by kodiac
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:16 am UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0138: Jupiter Submarine
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: 1190: "Time"

I don't know this one's stance on endings (or lack thereof), but it's certainly a madagascarist
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At least it should be considering it's the national breed of Madagascar
by slinches
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:56 pm UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
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Re: Double Post

Not wikipedia. http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/President_Wilson's_Fourteen_Points Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteen_Points Dumb thing to read on a hot summer's day. It's Hot! So weird. It must be a little pocket of Micro-Climate. Nearly half way to the North ...
by addams
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:28 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
Replies: 17906
Views: 574451

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by Earthling on Mars
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:15 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

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by Earthling on Mars
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

Time Revisited – np3079

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by Sustainabilizer
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:00 am UTC
 
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 94136
Views: 12254691

Re: Double Post

The egg that looks the least like an egg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_case_(Chondrichthyes)
by addams
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:44 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post
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Views: 574451

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by Earthling on Mars
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:50 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Fasciation is a thing that also happens in the absence of elevated levels of radiation, see also: http://m.snopes.com/nuclear-mutant-daisies/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciation
by johnny_7713
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:42 pm UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Battlebots is back!

... of the people in the competition). EDIT2: Seems I'm remembering this phase the show went through when it was pure knockout competition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Wars_%28TV_series%29#The_Third_Wars I also had no idea the first series was presented by Jeremy Clarkson. Wow.
by Mutex
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:16 am UTC
 
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlebots is back!
Replies: 11
Views: 588

Re: Double Post: Count Characters Edition

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Because I keep forgetting about this thread...
Peppa Pig (Peppa Pig)
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by adnapemit
Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:04 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count Characters Edition
Replies: 322
Views: 11142

Re: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the to

This is an amazing feature, because it means that every search engine you've ever used is an autosuggestion and tab away. For example, here are some of the searches I use, and the prefix I usually type for them (the prefixes are not special, except the they are sufficient to trigger the autosuggest...
by Qaanol
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:24 pm UTC
 
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

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by Earthling on Mars
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:51 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:42 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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by Earthling on Mars
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:13 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
Replies: 14799
Views: 327791

Re: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the to

I have also heard complaints about Chrome's address bar behaving obnoxiously in all sorts of ways - in particular by sending input to Google rather than the DNS system if it doesn't begin with "http://", "https://", or "www.". Chrome's address bar is the reason I can n...
by Derek
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:42 pm UTC
 
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox vs. Chrome: Is it time for me to throw in the towel?
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

And "no table" means "without tables" in English, but that isn't what "notable" means. (And the difference in how Spanish pronounces 1 word vs. 2 words is similar to the difference in English, so "confusion" is just as likely in either language.) Edit: In add...
by speising
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:22 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: New Horizons
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Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

And "no table" means "without tables" in English, but that isn't what "notable" means. (And the difference in how Spanish pronounces 1 word vs. 2 words is similar to the difference in English, so "confusion" is just as likely in either language.) Edit: In addi...
by gmalivuk
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:19 pm UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: New Horizons
Replies: 58
Views: 4662

Re: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition

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by adnapemit
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:48 am UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

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by Earthling on Mars
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:23 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:54 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Re: What-If 0137: New Horizons

rhomboidal wrote:If it went that far off course, it'd be fitting if New Horizons hit a Saturn Astra.

The impact would change the car model to a Nova.

Here in Australia, "Astra" and "Nova" are both Holden-branded models. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_Astra
by kodiac
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:43 am UTC
 
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0137: New Horizons
Replies: 58
Views: 4662

Re: The Ocean is a Terrible Place

... That was a fun Googling adventure. The saturation of oxygen in cold water seems counter intuitive to me. White Blooded Ice Fish. huh...? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channichthyidae No hemoglobin. None. huh... What about Horseshoe Crabs? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_crab#Blood They ...
by addams
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:31 am UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: The Ocean is a Terrible Place
Replies: 88
Views: 40794

Re: Pluto down, next stop...interstellar?

... There was actually ground testing of nuclear rocket engines in the 60s and 70s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmxPRCyR-Co https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NERVA Anyway, Pluto isn't the last planet (Neptune is!) and it has lots of Kuiper Belt dwarf-planet siblings to explore, and there's ...
by thoughtfully
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:43 pm UTC
 
Forum: Science
Topic: Pluto down, next stop...interstellar?
Replies: 23
Views: 1519

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by Earthling on Mars
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:48 pm UTC
 
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Double Post: Count to a Million Edition
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Views: 327791

Re: Iranian Deal reached

Iran already has a nuclear power plant:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushehr_N ... ower_Plant
by Thesh
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:45 am UTC
 
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Iranian Deal reached
Replies: 53
Views: 2055
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