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by screen317
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 23868

Re: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery

tetsujin wrote:
Make a new partition and put Windows on it.


When hell freezes over. No sooner than that, I'm afraid.
Well you apparently don't value all suggestions, so I'm going to stop posting here.
by screen317
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Harddisk Space Increasing Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 5251

Re: Harddisk Space Increasing Idea

mosc wrote:The most common technique for deleting files is to simply remove their locations from the registry.
"File locations" are not mapped to the Registry. Otherwise, Windows would be the only OS that could have files on a disk.
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sun as final storage for radwaste?
Replies: 134
Views: 27567

Re: Sun as final storage for radwaste?

Because If you want to decelerate them enough to fall into the sun, you'd have to do so by about 30km/s. If you decelerate them by less than this, they'll just end up continuing to orbit the sun, albeit in a more elliptical path than Earth's. This is what I don't understand. If cargo is headed dire...
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sun as final storage for radwaste?
Replies: 134
Views: 27567

Re: Sun as final storage for radwaste?

What I'm unclear about is why this effect is specific to the Sun. Can we really not throw a small target at the Sun with good enough accuracy to fall into the Sun?
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 23868

Re: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery

It's been a month. Do you think we've all been joking around?



Make a new partition and put Windows on it. Still sounds like a hard drive issue to me.
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sun as final storage for radwaste?
Replies: 134
Views: 27567

Re: Sun as final storage for radwaste?

What is the purpose of deceleration? Why is it so difficult to get to the Sun?
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 119
Views: 37290

Re: The Selfish Gene

stuff You asked me to elaborate on why I thought "the above is not true in defining artificial selection." If that's not what you wanted, then why did you ask for it? If you're going to nitpick about (what you think is) ambiguous language use, despite the fact that is doesn't make somethi...
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 9893

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I think you're grossly underestimating what the gut microbiota is reponsible for. They are pivotal in metabolizing some molecules that you either can not or spend a lot more energy to. They assist in developing and maintaining the surface cells of your intestines. All of these are redundant if you ...
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 119
Views: 37290

Re: The Selfish Gene

Most of the poodles I've met were horrible little angry gremlins who humped chairs and legs alike, but for reasons I can't understand, some people like them. Many people would say the same about all dogs. Pets don't serve any practical purpose. We keep them for pshychological/intellectual reasons. ...
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 119
Views: 37290

Re: The Selfish Gene

I've always gone off of this Wikiepedia definition: "A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven." I suppose not everything quoted falls under that. Elaboration (some of it is trivial): You are selecting a useless trait for purely intellectual reasons, Artificial selection does not nece...
by screen317
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 119
Views: 37290

Re: The Selfish Gene

If instead, you breed poodles to be more fluffy, then you are definitely doing some artificial selection. You are selecting a useless trait for purely intellectual reasons, and the process is likely to harm both the dogs , as the genetic diversity shrinks and they transform into insane plush toys f...
by screen317
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 23868

Re: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery

Definitely worth a shot, especially since (unfortunately) not all changes are documented.

Speccy should tell you your current BIOS version:

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download ... wnloadfile
by screen317
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does the translation between dna and amino acids work?
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: How does the translation between dna and amino acids wor

We have evolved redundancy in the genome such that multiple codons can code for the same amino acid. Redundancy is important to prevent deleterious effects from every genomic mutation.

Google 'amino acid chart' for your other answer.
by screen317
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 9893

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I have a question, can one person survive a diet of being injected/fed intravenously with pre-prepared solutions containing essential molecules without eating anything? (But being able to drink water). Without making any direct alterations to the body, of course. Not indefinitely, no. Your gut micr...
by screen317
Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Perpetual movement
Replies: 55
Views: 9436

Re: Perpetual movement

Thermodynamics?
by screen317
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 9893

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I have a question, can one person survive a diet of being injected/fed intravenously with pre-prepared solutions containing essential molecules without eating anything? (But being able to drink water). Without making any direct alterations to the body, of course. Not indefinitely, no. Your gut micr...
by screen317
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Asteroid redirection question
Replies: 22
Views: 3887

Re: Asteroid redirection question

webgrunt wrote:My question is, since in order to hover the spacecraft must expel matter in the direction of the asteroid
This is most likely where the fault in logic is.
by screen317
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery
Replies: 35
Views: 23868

Re: Crashy-ass computer... It's a mystery

Have you done any hard drive diagnostics?
by screen317
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Open Source Flow Cytometry Analysis?
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Open Source Flow Cytometry Analysis?

Flowjo licenses are $2000 each (yuck). Been looking around for open source flow cytometry analysis software, and came across this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2442075/ Unfortunately the links to the software don't appear to be working. http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com says it's...
by screen317
Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amazon Fraud?
Replies: 9
Views: 5649

Amazon Fraud?

I have sold a total of two items on Amazon. The items were two graphics cards (both Geforce GTX 590). The first was sold on Jul 30, 2012, and was an attempted scam. The item was bought and they claimed it was defective (it wasn't; I tested it thoroughly before shipping). A refund was issued because ...
by screen317
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amazon Selling Ripoff of the Stand Back t-shirt
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Amazon Selling Ripoff of the Stand Back t-shirt

Reviewed.
by screen317
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Desperately seeking a paper
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Desperately seeking a paper

Sent ! Good luck.
by screen317
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]
Replies: 165
Views: 13209

Re: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]

derpstershernermermer wrote:
ImagingGeek wrote:
derpstershernermermer wrote:so I'm comfortable citing more recent reviews as long as the abstracts agree with the stuff I've already read.

Confirmation bias, much?

Bryan

Cherrypicking quotes. That's a new low, dude.
That's not a cherrypick. That's a legitimate concern.
by screen317
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]
Replies: 165
Views: 13209

Re: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]

You didn't actually answer izawwlgood's question/statements. My first answer was as cryptic (but not nearly as rude) as the first question: do you have a stake in this hypothesis one way or the other? And I suppose I could restate my answer to this one: You've also done very little discussion here;...
by screen317
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]
Replies: 165
Views: 13209

Re: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]

Based on the way you're arguing (off hand dismissal of counter evidence, insistance that supporting evidence is accepted and gospel), I have to ask; do you have a stake in this hypothesis one way or the other? Most of the internet community does, whether or not they realize it. You've also done ver...
by screen317
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]
Replies: 165
Views: 13209

Re: Autism, Evolution, and Human Eusociality [Draft 1]

derpstershernermermer wrote:And yes, I realize Medical Hypothesis has a low impact factor. Tough shit. It's an NIH journal.
This is a deafeningly weak argument, made even weaker by "Tough shit." I trust very little that is published by Elsevier.
by screen317
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Help With A Timing Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 7825

Re: Help With A Timing Problem

My personal opinion would be to cut out week 1 and 2 as you thought to do. Your current fitness schedule appears to be sufficient to start at week 3.
by screen317
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "I would rather" Game [possible trigger warning]
Replies: 73
Views: 9360

Re: The "I would rather" Game [possible trigger warning]

I would rather step into a puddle while wearing a sock than have a dust speck float into my eye and irritate it just a little, for a fraction of a second-- barely enough to make me notice before I blink and wipe away the dust speck.
by screen317
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rpgamer's Progress/Advice Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 8624

Re: Rpgamer's Progress/Advice Thread

Rpgamer12 wrote:experimenting with nootropics (pramiracetam) while playing memory games like memorizing a deck of cards and dual n-back games (google it).
Why do nootropics sound suspiciously like woo?
by screen317
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Crazy idea to cool/silence a computer.
Replies: 24
Views: 14331

Re: Crazy idea to cool/silence a computer.

mosc wrote:The oil to air interface is not a good heat transfer mechanism.
Not particularly true-- the Puget systems linked above have been running incredibly well for extended lengths of time..
by screen317
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New laptop now or later
Replies: 6
Views: 3494

Re: New laptop now or later

Yeah, I'm not planning on making my laptop a big gaming machine: I'm going to wait till I build my pc for that. I just wanted a midrange graphics card and a decent CPU for a relatively low price. I'm really just planning on playing gaves like civ v, the binding of issac, fallout 3 and perhaps new v...
by screen317
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pressure vs Temperature; need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Pressure vs Temperature; need your help

So by plotting P vs. T (or the other way 'round), I can find a relationship and test this statement.
Plotting P vs. T of what? The AWOS is going to give you the P and T for the entire air column?
by screen317
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: pregnancy math
Replies: 8
Views: 3479

Re: pregnancy math

but OH MY GOD TRY BEING PREGNANT and posting in communities for pregnant women and it's just one headdesk after another... the biggest problem for me right now is that no one can convert WEEKS into MONTHS! My groups (due in May) are hitting 20 weeks... and yes, there are "about" four week...
by screen317
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can I tell if this is really magnesium citrate?
Replies: 7
Views: 3928

Re: How can I tell if this is really magnesium cirtate?

140g is A LOT

Even 10 times less would be far more than a teaspoon..
by screen317
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Projectile motion angle problem
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: Projectile motion angle problem

Your math looks correct at first glance (I only glanced), but think about it. Above that maximum angle, it doesn't satisfy that condition, but anything between that angle and 0 will satisfy that condition. Throw some objects at different approximate angles to see for yourself.
by screen317
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Staying perfectly still
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Staying perfectly still

Surely it's possible (although I imagine highly unlikely) that at a particular instant in time, all of your constituent parts happen to be stationary relative to each other. Additionally, breathing and heart beating will ensure that you will never be completely still.. As long as you're alive. ;) B...
by screen317
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wireless mouse with USB charger?
Replies: 12
Views: 12642

Re: Wireless mouse with USB charger?

I'm using the Logitech G700 and it does what you're requesting.
by screen317
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How would an admin track a forum user?
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: How would an admin track a forum user?

SecondTalon wrote:...now that I think about it, Unstoppable Penises Forever would be a good grindcore band name.
I see what you did there. ;)
by screen317
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 232593

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

There was one occasion when I was working with some funky industrial chemicals that were dispensed by a pump, and a drop of it somehow managed to spray out and just happened to land in my mouth. I proceeded to rinse thoroughly and nothing ever came of it. I can't recall exactly what it was anymore,...
by screen317
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Staying perfectly still
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: Staying perfectly still

Additionally, breathing and heart beating will ensure that you will never be completely still..

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