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by screen317
Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post Your Pets
Replies: 70
Views: 29751

Re: Post Your Pets

My Oliver, with boots and gloves (just fur coloring-- I would never!). He was so small when we adopted him at five months old! Three months later and he's gotten so big. :) :)
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Aftermath of his first bath. :)
by screen317
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Router Troubles
Replies: 2
Views: 2898

Re: Router Troubles

If you disconnect all but one device, do the connection issues persist? If yes, then it's not the router.

If you connect directly into the modem, do the connection issues persist? If yes, then it's not the router.

Rule out issues first before spending money you don't need to.
by screen317
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Which do you think would be better?
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Which do you think would be better?

I used to put the AC adapter on to a cold part of the floor (kitchen tiles were always cool in my house). After a while I'd just nudge it over with my foot to a space nearby so it would generally be always touching something cool.
by screen317
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1147: "Evolving"
Replies: 82
Views: 19438

Re: 1147: "Evolving"

And even though this comic is funny (or at least I find it so), I still can't help but twitch a bit at the implication than an individual SA bacterium is evolving in to MRSA; where of course the reality is that it was always that way as long as it's been a bacterium (it just happens that all of the...
by screen317
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 232569

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Any lab where mouth pipetting is still commonplace needs to just go away... I can't even imagine having to do that. At least use the rubber bulb-thingies.
by screen317
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Video Logic Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Video Logic Puzzle

It's definitely 62.

It's not a video though nor is anything "encoded" in the series of images..
by screen317
Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: After a paper
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: After a paper

I'm not seeing any link to the full text on that page..

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by screen317
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 7725

Re: Vaccination and allergies

Some vaccines are attenuated organisms, others are toxin-derived (Ptx as you mentioned)..
by screen317
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: You keep using that word...
Replies: 39
Views: 13603

Re: You keep using that word...

Invariably.
by screen317
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 7725

Re: Vaccination and allergies

As terrible as it sounds, some people wont learn until death rates start climbing higher, and even then..
by screen317
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Neuroaesthetics
Replies: 10
Views: 4123

Re: Neuroaesthetics

I honestly thought this post would be full of sexy looking brains.
by screen317
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 7725

Re: Vaccination and allergies

In other news, a non-immunising couple I know have just had their two kids diagnosed with whooping cough. Their doctor recommended that the adults take antibiotics to avoid the possibility of passing it on to vulnerable people (there are a lot of babies in their social circle) and they said no, the...
by screen317
Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Singing
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: Singing

Very good questions and ones that I wondered about for a long time when I began singing. First, well done on starting early! There is no problem with singing at your age as long as you are using good technique. If you are - ever - straining, you are doing it wrong and need to stop immediately. Forci...
by screen317
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Crowd sourced natural language programming
Replies: 15
Views: 10673

Re: Crowd sourced natural language programming

All of your GitHub links are dead:

"
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by screen317
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1141: "Two Years"
Replies: 268
Views: 70591

Re: 1141:"Two Years"

Absolutely wonderful.
by screen317
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccination and allergies
Replies: 40
Views: 7725

Re: Vaccination and allergies

Just to be clear, I'm totally pro-vaccination but sometimes that's a lonely place to be. It's a very touchy subject with a lot of people I know. There's strong skepticism of conventional medicine in general, and people read a few things on the internet and think that makes them more qualified to ju...
by screen317
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:11 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Question about limits
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Question about limits

Let's say you multiplied your function by (x-3)/(x-3).

Yes, your current function is now undefined at x=3.

You have to ask yourself what multiplying by (x-b)/(x-b) means in a single variable function though..
by screen317
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Graphics card upgrade for newb
Replies: 17
Views: 9544

Re: Graphics card upgrade for newb

Captain Elson wrote:Am I getting the wrong card? Is this entire goal, in fact, pointless? And such questions.
This depends mostly on what card (if any) was there previously, and how much you are paying for this one.
by screen317
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Good, free alternative to Tune-Up?
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Good, free alternative to Tune-Up?

I've been using CCleaner Portable and Treesize Portable for a while with good results. :)


I highly advise against Registry "Defragmenters" and "Cleaners" since they're all snake oil.
by screen317
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 87
Views: 11959

Re: Immortality

On the timescales people in this thread seem to be talking about, we'll also likely have the technology to 'rejuvenate' their brains (in fact, I think we have this technology already)... I haven't heard of any existing tech that allows anything I'd call brain rejuvenation. Can you elaborate? It doe...
by screen317
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:10 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Why Do My Laptops Keep Dying?
Replies: 8
Views: 9184

Re: Why Do My Laptops Keep Dying?

OrangeLemonade wrote:The point is that the quality of these things is often crap. And thermal issues are a really common problem - so it's useful to get software to monitor the CPU and video core temperatures - it's free (google it or whatever).
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
by screen317
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Immortality
Replies: 87
Views: 11959

Re: Immortality

As for simulating all this in silico, computing power is not the issue. We don't understand biology well enough yet. Even if we had all the computational power today, we don't have the necessary data to simulate all the interactions that we even know Well, computing power is kinda the issue, in tha...
by screen317
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal justification of church activities
Replies: 46
Views: 7585

Re: Legal justification of church activities

dudiobugtron wrote:There are very dishonest things you could say that can not technically be proven wrong, and yet ideally should be counted as fraud.
"Should be" is immaterial to this discussion though.. Some of those items occur daily and aren't subjected to fraud lawsuits..
by screen317
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal justification of church activities
Replies: 46
Views: 7585

Re: Legal justification of church activities

liveboy21 wrote:whether their claims can be considered false claims
Here's the issue-- you can't consider something a false claim. It either is one, or you don't have enough evidence to say it is one.
by screen317
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Anti-malware for a non-technically-competent user
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Re: Anti-malware for a non-technically-competent user

I'm reinstalling a Windows 7 netbook for a friend who is maybe not the most technically advanced. She had some kind of malware on there, at least, despite a bloatware Norton install; she only really uses for browsing and word processing, and the machine has a recovery partition, so I just backed up...
by screen317
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legal justification of church activities
Replies: 46
Views: 7585

Re: Legal justification of church activities

liveboy21 wrote:Why are religions allowed to mislead but companies are not?
How about stating and elaborating upon a premise instead of implying it and asking a loaded question based on it?
by screen317
Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Methods for Selective Precipitation of Metal Ions Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2286

Re: Methods for Selective Precipitation of Metal Ions Needed

Not sure what your ultimate goal is, but I'm pretty sure if [SO4] >> [Mg], the Zirconium will salt out. If you have sufficient SO4, you can essentially dilute out the Mg and the "gel" will become less "gelly" with each iteration.
by screen317
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:52 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Nov 9th Manhattan NYC Karaoke XKCD Meetup
Replies: 1
Views: 12227

Re: Nov 9th Manhattan NYC Karaoke XKCD Meetup

Because what could be better? We will arrive at Duets 53 Karaoke at 9pm on November 9th. Looking to meet XKCDers, and possibly start a little group of like minded individuals called the "Finite State Automa-Tones." Please RSVP in this thread, or via http://www.aggressivetinkering.com/fini...
by screen317
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5216

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

In fact, I'm tempted to leave my computer not just plugged in but on overnight, running Folding@home or some other similar task. But I suspect it might lead to faster hardware depreciation. The depreciation caused by simply leaving my machine plugged in overnight, however, is surely negligible. I a...
by screen317
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooking without heat
Replies: 30
Views: 5561

Re: Cooking without heat

Goemon wrote:
dudiobugtron wrote:How much temperature rise would one expect from pressurizing a (mostly) solid? The amount of work done (pressure * change in volume) couldn't be enough to "cook" meat?
Meat is squishy though!
by screen317
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Cooking without heat
Replies: 30
Views: 5561

Re: Cooking without heat

"Acid cooking" has been done "successfully" with citric acid from lemons-- at least, none of us got sick when we ate our "cooked" meat from an experiment 8 years ago..
by screen317
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Paradox?
Replies: 82
Views: 11894

Re: Paradox?

snow5379 wrote:~0.9330 seconds after that (Both A and B’s time) the laser hits B.
This is at least one problem.
by screen317
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hyphen, hyphen, where did you go?
Replies: 18
Views: 7389

Re: Hyphen, hyphen, where did you go?

I believe I still use hyphens when I can. I certainly like them well enough, but I like them better when they tie two generally unrelated words together into one whole phrase. It's kind of a gut feeling. I like ill-conceived, and I like hyphen-related. I would also enjoy all-consuming and pre-deter...
by screen317
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Paper Request
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Paper Request

Wow-- this is coincidentally on a topic for a question on my Cell Biology take home midterm. Might you be in this class?
by screen317
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tell me a story.
Replies: 11
Views: 2485

Re: Tell me a story.

by screen317
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: survey/class project - analyzing the XKCD password
Replies: 7
Views: 2947

Re: survey/class project - analyzing the XKCD password

I went adjective-noun-verb-noun. Good luck with the project! I'm interested in the results.
by screen317
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Free Antivirus/Anti-malware
Replies: 25
Views: 20987

Re: Free Antivirus/Anti-malware

I cannot emphasize enough the benefits of a layered approach to protection. I use MSE and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as others do above. I have the PRO version of MBAM, however, which provides realtime protection and a slew of other features. Used in combination, any computer is much more secure than...
by screen317
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: PhD salary
Replies: 14
Views: 11454

Re: PhD salary

At Yale (Immunology department) I get $31,000, plus tuition is covered. Most healthy related needs are covered, but I voluntarily pay extra for extended health care (in case I ever need an organ transplant for instance), and for eye care and dental care.
by screen317
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Have you ever worked with hydrofluoric acid?
Replies: 30
Views: 12990

Re: Have you ever worked with hydrofluoric acid?

I haven't personally worked with it (yet), but Wiki talks about HF and Calcium:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrofluor ... and_safety

According to the reference, apparently CaF2 gets formed, which makes sense.
by screen317
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Monophyletic vs Poly-/Paraphyletic groups
Replies: 9
Views: 1516

Re: Monophyletic vs Poly-/Paraphyletic groups

I find protists to be a good example, since there are some groups that diverged from a common ancestor at around the same time, which means each is a paraphyletic group unless you refer to both groups.

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