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by hipp5
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nipple Size (deadly serious)
Replies: 20
Views: 4511

Re: Nipple Size (deadly serious)

My personal experience is that my nipples and areolas are smaller than any females ones I've seen (TMI?). That may just be a case of me having smaller-than-average nipples. I can't say for sure as I've never really compared mine with another guy's.
by hipp5
Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Number Memory Difficulty
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: Number Memory Difficulty

One thing I often noticed is that I tend to remember some numbers like if they were "rhythmated"... it's kind of hard to explain. I know what you mean because I was doing it today. One of the things I also found myself doing was changing tone with the value of the number as I said them - ...
by hipp5
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Number Memory Difficulty
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Number Memory Difficulty

Today I was transferring seven- and eight-digit numbers from a source into a spreadsheet. While I was doing this I noticed that I easily remembered some numbers, while with others I had to switch back to the source two or three times. That got me thinking, what makes a number hard or easy to remembe...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What makes wet tshirts see-through?
Replies: 29
Views: 4120

Re: What makes wet tshirts see-through?

Part of the effect is that since wet cloth is clingy That's what I thought at first. However, I don't think that can be the full answer. Clingy-ness would explain the shape, but a quick Google Image search will show that you can see colour too (difference between nipple and skin). With a wet dark t...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What makes wet tshirts see-through?
Replies: 29
Views: 4120

What makes wet tshirts see-through?

I can't google the answer to this because all I get is pages for wet tshirt contests:

Why do (white) tshirts go see-through when they're wet?

Seriously.
by hipp5
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Twin Diode
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Twin Diode

Hey guys, this is sort of for homework, but it's not. I'm writing up my third year physics lab on thermionic emission. The idea is to find the work function of the anode of a thermionic diode. I do this by measuring the current through the diode as a function of voltage applied to the heater filamen...
by hipp5
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Error propagation for slope
Replies: 8
Views: 2845

Re: Error propagation for slope

Ahhhhh ok. I gotcha. Thanks guys!
by hipp5
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Error propagation for slope
Replies: 8
Views: 2845

Error propagation for slope

I'm just writing up a lab here and I have a problem I've never come across before: how do you calculate error in a slope? What I mean by that is that I have a sixth order polynomial and each element of the polynomial has an associated error. The quantity I'm interested in is the derivative of the po...
by hipp5
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0483: "Fiction Rule of Thumb"
Replies: 303
Views: 46114

Re: "Fiction Rule of Thumb" Discussion

I don't think anyone has mentioned Roald Dahl. That man definitely deserves an exemption. "Snozzberry? What's a snozzberry?"
by hipp5
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy
Replies: 43
Views: 3197

Re: The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy

I believe the assumption was more like "Imagine electricity worked just like it does now, except the generators run forever and don't need any fuel". Yeah that's kinda what I imagined. You still need power plants to generate electricity and batteries to store it, it's just that the power ...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Choosing parts for my new computer
Replies: 29
Views: 3054

Re: Choosing parts for my new computer

mosc wrote:The hard part is the CPU install and mounting the mobo to the case. If that's already done, everything else is straightforward but I will assist.


And also the connecting of the front panel wires. Mind you, a lot of modern cases have them all combined into one plug, or at least colour coded.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Choosing parts for my new computer
Replies: 29
Views: 3054

Re: Choosing parts for my new computer

Power supplies are setup so the cables only fit where they're supposed to go. Just keep trying every plug everywhere. If you still have some left over that don't seem to go anywhere, don't worry about it.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Stream Seperation
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Stream Seperation

I've always assumed that the female stream was 'thinner' for some reason. It just always sounded to me like theirs is more light-weight while ours is 'heavy'.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy
Replies: 43
Views: 3197

Re: The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy

My concern with the economy isn't so much the welfare of the power companies so much as the fact that a lot of economies are based on energy. Russia's power (domination, not electricity power) comes from oil. UAE's power comes from oil. Dubai's power comes from oil. A large part of Canada's economy ...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Oil cooled computer
Replies: 40
Views: 6768

Re: Oil cooled computer

I'm not sure where you're going to find ample supplies of ass-oil.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dangerous heatsink weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 2339

Re: Dangerous heatsink weight?

It's something that needs to be considered in the design of heat sinks. However, any heat sink that has made it to market is probably within a reasonable weight so as not to harm your computer.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy
Replies: 43
Views: 3197

The Effects of Free (in a cost sense) Energy

Ok, let's say that we somehow develop a source of near-unlimited cheap or free energy. Maybe it's cold fusion, maybe it's one of those crackpot perpetual motion machines, whatever it is I don't really care. I'm not too concerned with the logistics or possibility of this happening. What I do want to ...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Saving the polar bear
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Saving the polar bear

Also, isn't the climate quite a bit harsher in Antarctica?
by hipp5
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8615
Views: 1385601

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

You know, there are a lot of these where I'm completely *not* surprised no one did them already. Because they're stupid ideas... This. Actually, if you find yourself starting your post with "Wow! I can't believe no ones done this one yet!", just stop. Just stop and leave. To be honest I t...
by hipp5
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Synchronized Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Synchronized Lights

Won't this "feature" be reeeeeally distracting? There is a thing called an off switch, ya know. (OK, in all fairness my first blinkenlights project had no such switch- I learned that lesson fast.) Yeah, the thing I suggested has an off switch. It also has a dial that allows you to set sen...
by hipp5
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Synchronized Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Synchronized Lights

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=11725&vpn=SND-SENSOR&manufacture=Sunbeam

I used to have one of these when I had a riced up case. It worked quite well; especially for the $7 you pay for it.
by hipp5
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 4762

Re: Stripped laptop screw--any advice?

Canadian Tire used to sell a special screwdriver kit made for removing stripped screws. I can't remember what the product was called but I imagine it was under the Mastercraft brand.
by hipp5
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: biofuels. someone explain please?
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: biofuels. someone explain please?

I thought methanol just poisoned you and had little to no inebriation effects. In fact, it's specifically added to ethanol (roughly 10%) so it avoids liquor taxes (which is also a large part of why vodka costs more than fuel ethanol). I'd go so far as to say it's probably bad in even small doses. I...
by hipp5
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Research
Replies: 31
Views: 2522

Re: Research

This fall I start my undergrad thesis. It's in paleolymnology and I'll probably be looking at copepods in core samples to sketch out past environmental trends. I think it's going to be a lot of long hours in a lab looking through a microscope but it should be interesting and there's a good chance of...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Removing evil hardware from the surface of the earth
Replies: 16
Views: 2901

Re: Removing evil hardware from the surface of the earth

Preferably in a way where most of the phone is part of a chemical reaction. Ooooo it'd be cool if somehow you could rig it up so that the phone receiving a call is what set the whole thing off. Its last phone call was what did it in. I guess if the phone could receive calls you wouldn't want to jun...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Removing evil hardware from the surface of the earth
Replies: 16
Views: 2901

Re: Removing evil hardware from the surface of the earth

this destroyer of grammar and spelling On a "I hate the way things are going" note: did you know that some schools in New Zealand are allowing students to use txt speak on their standardized tests? "Juliet was like, 'Oh me yarm Romeo is ded'". Seriously, what is the world coming...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Backyard Engineering Advice: Dehumidification?
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: Backyard Engineering Advice: Dehumidification?

What about getting a large supply of silica crystals (you know, the ones that come in packaging to keep the product dry) and building a 'filter' out of them. I'm no engineer but it could be something to try. EDIT: Eventually they'd be saturated but they can be regenerated by putting them in the oven...
by hipp5
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Colonization of Mars
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Colonization of Mars

I'm not usually one to do this... butttttt:

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23233

The general consensus is that there is no consensus. Some of the board members are all for it and others are very much against it.
by hipp5
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 17266

Re: Yahoo Answers

So I've just discovered a devious way to boost your rank. Apparently if the original asker doesn't choose a 'best answer' it goes to a public vote. The thing is, by the time it goes to a vote most of the questions are dead and so no one bothers to vote on them. On top of that, Yahoo hasn't implement...
by hipp5
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 29555

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

Speaking about strange adaptations, what's up with all the dinosaurs, and more relevantly the aves group, that lost their teeth? They don't add much weight and seem to be clearly more advanced and variable than a toothless beak. Ever held a bird beak? They weigh almost nothing. Teeth DO add a lot o...
by hipp5
Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The Asus Eee thread
Replies: 268
Views: 37250

Re: The Asus Eee thread

I'm quite seriously considering the Eee as a second PC but I'm concerned about the lack of optical drive, because I'd love to be able to play old games like Settlers III, Age of Empires, Transport Tycoon etc, ideally without lugging a CD drive round as well. Is there an acceptable way round this pr...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 29555

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

Really? Giraffes' necks cause them to be extremely vulnerable when drinking water, and cause all sorts of blood pressure issues that require special workarounds. I'm surprised that a little advantage in agonistic competition is enough to offset all of those problems. I'd think that females with lon...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: evolution: hard to fathom instances
Replies: 219
Views: 29555

Re: evolution: hard to fathom instances

I obviously believe in evolution, but from my high school biology days I was left with the impression that a lot of people just pull random explanations for things out of the air without really knowing. Things like "X developed long necks so it could look over tall grass better". Is there...
by hipp5
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 17266

Re: Yahoo Answers

mat-tina wrote:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Amq7qwjDFMbp69HvA6lRWY4jzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20080322134832AASH5DO


The "Best Answer" to that one is a paragraph-long run on sentence.
by hipp5
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Acupuncture & Science
Replies: 55
Views: 7008

Re: Acupuncture & Science

Whether that is enough to have an effect on the nervous/circulatory/lymphatic system to change your health I can't say, similarly it seems odd that (eg) a point on your foot relates to your spleen. :? When I ruptured my spleen it was actually my shoulder that was in a ton of pain. The doctors said ...
by hipp5
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Falcon 1, flight 3 explosion
Replies: 15
Views: 1633

Re: Falcon 1, flight 3 explosion

Your original post seemed to be looking for opinions and discussion but once someone gives an opinion you instantly shut it down. It looks like you already knew the answer you wanted and have set this up as your personal ground to shout it out. Anyways, You're kidding me right? NASA game involved se...
by hipp5
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Charity Shops / Secondhand Items
Replies: 45
Views: 3493

Re: Charity Shops / Secondhand Items

@Patrick The shop I'm helping hasstrict rules on what gets sold, like to electronics or used underwear etc to prevent people catching fire or such. Most of the thrift stores around me have one rule about electronics: When plugged in, if it works, and doesn't catch fire, it's sellable. If I was runn...
by hipp5
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 17266

Re: Yahoo Answers

Keep in mind that the poster may be very young. Yeah that is something you have to keep in mind. Another thing I've realized is that Y!A Canada isn't really Y!A Canada, it's Y!A world. A lot of the questions are asked by people from India and stuff so I think that at least explains some of the poor...
by hipp5
Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 17266

Re: Yahoo Answers

I said I wasn't going to post anything in this thread, just read, but.. Well, what exactly is this question? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=An7Btx9fW6h8G1s__WCtKRMIxgt.;_ylv=3?qid=20080805172618AA6mxqb Oh gods, I couldn't resist. Read my answer. :) Bahahahaha you got "best answer...
by hipp5
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Yahoo Answers
Replies: 169
Views: 17266

Re: Yahoo Answers

Oooo it seems Yahoo is trying to fix the madness. They just implemented prompts that come up when you have spelling errors or if you've left the caps lock key on or if you use excessive punctuation. Of course this development won't solve people asking stupid questions but at least it might help make...

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