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by Mr Pete
Fri May 03, 2013 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.K Local Elections Thread.
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: U.K Local Elections Thread.

My (poorly informed) opinion is that all the people who protest voted for the Lib Dems last time round have voted for UKIP instead (along with disgruntled defectors from the other parties). Many people aren't really voting for UKIP but against the more establishment parties. I am quite amused that t...
by Mr Pete
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6978
Views: 1140646

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Because the Riverside City Council resolution stipulated the money was for information leading to Dorner’s arrest and conviction, the city will withdraw its pledge because neither condition was met, Riverside city spokeswoman Cindie Perry told NBCLA. Forgive me if I am misinterpreting the link, but...
by Mr Pete
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nucleophilic Reactions
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

Re: Nucleophilic Reactions

Writing above and below arrows generally denote the reaction conditions (so solvent, temperature and sometimes reagents). The temperature can make a difference to rates, which can have an effect on which is the major product if there are competing mechanisms. (But I think that in these questions the...
by Mr Pete
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islands
Replies: 97
Views: 21440

Re: Japan, China, on collision course over uninhabited islan

PeterCai wrote:
IcedT wrote:An occupation is not the same as pressing a territorial claim.

I don't get what you are trying to say here.


They occupied it (i.e. had troops on the ground), but never claimed it was territory of the US.
by Mr Pete
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quaternium-15 is a formaldehyde releaser?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: Quaternium-15 is a formaldehyde releaser?

Wild stab in the dark:

Hydrolysis of the N+ - C bond to give a protonated NR3H+ and HO-CH2-N. Which then breaks down to formaldehyde and a secondary nitrogen.

The vinyl chloride could also be involved in some way.
by Mr Pete
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police killing citizens (and visa versa)
Replies: 75
Views: 7748

Re: Police killing citizens (and visa versa)

Again, why should you? If citizenry are more armed, that means the police need to be more armed to handle the increasingly armed citizenry (If you haven't noticed, the best the bobby on the beat has is pepper spray and a stick). Why is this a good thing if you don't trust the police? Also, what Zam...
by Mr Pete
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is this lab equipment called?
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Re: What is this lab equipment called?

They're pretty quick and easy to use once you get used to them.

Besides, more than 30 ml and you'd be pipetting for a while...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help with Organic Chemistry
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: (Org. Chem. Homework) Determining SN1 vs. SN2 reaction.

Thank you sir! I keep having trouble determining whether a reaction will be SN1 or SN2. So, the strength of the nucleophile has less impact in determining the mechanism than whether the carbon is primary, secondary or tertiary? I must have missed that. I think that makes a lot of my confusion go aw...
by Mr Pete
Thu May 31, 2012 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help with Organic Chemistry
Replies: 11
Views: 5239

Re: (Org. Chem. Homework) Determining SN1 vs. SN2 reaction.

It is tertiary so the mechanism is Sn1. This is mainly due to stabilisation of the carbocation intermediate by inductance and hyperconjugation, but a bit of steric hinderance is involved too. The rate limiting step for Sn1 is loss of the bromide to form the carbocation. The strength of the nucleophi...
by Mr Pete
Mon May 14, 2012 11:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3533423

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Animal testing is (for pharmaceuticals) a necessary evil. It is an expensive, bureaucratic nightmare and is really unpleasant for the people doing it. Additionally, the general public don't like it and there are often protests and disruption. All of this costs companies money, either in costs or los...
by Mr Pete
Mon May 02, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 86073

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/sgilman/dead-1.gif Has anyone got context for that kick? It just seems to come outta nowhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3SFXQfE4kk Tis fake, observe the stars on the right hand flag. In other news, Prince Harry is reported missing after secret fancy dress...
by Mr Pete
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Amino Acid Chirality
Replies: 19
Views: 2067

Re: Amino Acid Chirality

chirality doesn't really affect the reactivity unless other chiral things are involved (as is the case here so that is irrelevent). using the opposite enantiomers of amino-acids would probably alter the protein's structure. Disulphide bridges (between cysteine? It has been a while...) effectively ma...
by Mr Pete
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Buffy Mafia - Game Over: Chosen
Replies: 1171
Views: 120016

Re: [L] Buffy Mafia - Day 1: Welcome to the Hellmouth

Sorry for my few posts (1) and inactivity but i have obtained that most wonderous of things: a job! everything is settling down nicely now though so I will be making a concerted effort to catch up Updating my thoughts on my previous post: Inclined towards trusting NaR & Vector more (though vecto...
by Mr Pete
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748897

Re: Today I Learned

podbaydoor wrote:Yesterday I learned that semi-dry white wines are not as bad as I thought they were. Only semi-related, I also learned that you're supposed to finish a bottle of wine within a day 20 minutes of opening it...oops.
Fix'd for student household
by Mr Pete
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [L] Buffy Mafia - Game Over: Chosen
Replies: 1171
Views: 120016

Re: [L] Buffy Mafia - Day 1: Welcome to the Hellmouth

Wow, a few days away and the buffyverse has exploded before me. I will not contribute much rolespec as I know relatively little. However, I would tend to look for groups of baddies rather than individuals; with there being several scum factions as demons tend to not play nicely. NaR and vector: ball...
by Mr Pete
Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Pope compares atheists to nazis
Replies: 84
Views: 10144

Re: Pope compares atheists to nazis

Papal mass: sounds like some sort of tumour to me.

Which would explain a lot.
by Mr Pete
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Blacklisting _infina_
Replies: 39
Views: 5957

Re: Blacklisting _infina_

Felltir wrote:
Sungura wrote:maybe _infina_ is just my alt
mwahhaahaha


One lies, one always tells the truth?

And a third to stab those who ask tricky questions?
by Mr Pete
Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Honour Killings
Replies: 38
Views: 3937

Re: Honour Killings

Why would people protest a law that is not enforced? No one has been arrested for bathing nude, whereas many women have been murdered with no consequence to the killer. Also in supporting my point is the Pakistani MP quoted in the article In the Pakistani parliament, the MP Israrullah Zehri referred...
by Mr Pete
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Honour Killings
Replies: 38
Views: 3937

Re: Honour Killings

If anyone here hasn't read ' The Economics of Duels ' I highly recommend you do. It provides vital insight into honour killings. Godwinned within 2 pages, good work academia In order to relate this to the dueling all the people involved have to be narcissistic in relation to women. Women are not pe...
by Mr Pete
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7497
Views: 834555

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Game Name: Buffy Mafia Mod: Adacore Co-mod: ameretrifle Description: Semi-nightless (there are 'night' and 'day' phases, but they're actually both pretty much like 'days' in regular games) large game with 26 players. Roles based on Buffyverse characters (Buffy/Angel TV shows, some flavour may incorp...
by Mr Pete
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion reported on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 20
Views: 2855

Re: Explosion reported on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

People have been saying that since the start of civilisation

Sumerian tablets decrying the lack of morals of young people and how surely the end times approacheth...
by Mr Pete
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 6: As if time had stopped already.

The addition of small details (bryce wune) and matching with flavour persuades me of mpolo's claim, though i wish his aim were better. brook, that seems an essentially random vote, given all thats happened (you being declared town then contributing nothing till suspiscion fell on you again) FoS broo...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

Right then, I'll take the vague out. I am Lobsang. This matches my guess, has been confirmed to be in the game (ish) and hasn't been counterclaimed; therefore I believe you. Unvote: Felltir --------------------- A few players are keeping very quiet, most notable to my mind is kolko: AS was suspisci...
by Mr Pete
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

The machine produces nothing that we can translate to anything valuable, I look with slight distrust at those who were quick to point fingers (but well done for restraining yourselves from voting guys, apart from felltir. Who was very quick to put a vote. A distinct pattern is emerging). Felltir has...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

Before we get carried away with me being painted as Mr Tulip I would like to remind you that I was relatively quick to show my distrust of Dr Ug and that he spent most of his last posts trying to deflect attention onto me (as I started the game poorly, admitted freely and with a reason); not the act...
by Mr Pete
Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

Other than the fact that, admittedly, I haven't posted much (Due to insane business, should be able to make a long post tomorrow), why me? in a rush, short post most scummy I find to be felltir: very little content, some blatent bandwagoning on day 3, has claimed he has another win condition as wel...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

so nobody else has an opinion on who we should lynch?

i think felltir is a better option still but kolko isn't that far behind

Vote: felltir
by Mr Pete
Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 5: With odds of a million to one..

I agree with mpolo's assessment: NaR killed by the company; food kill on lataro being the auditor faction (against my previous thoughts, but a group rules out the idea of susan doing it); the final kill im not entirely sure on, 'animal shaped shuriken' has thrown me but the grappling hook makes it s...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 4: the oh mod of hangovers

I wanted to be rid of an SK so I must be scum, an irrefutable argument. Accusing those who are arguing against you is blatent OMGUS. Your claim fits quite well, but I am not totally convinced; Lupine Wonse and being a cult leader is also possible (and matches your indiscriminate approach to NK's). A...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 4: the oh mod of hangovers

With that accusation I find I must: FoS Dr Ug This will probably transmute into a vote barring a very good explanation from Dr Ug. In previous nights there were 3 kills, tonight there were only 2, apparantly 2 of the NK's were prevented (SK lynched yesterday and Dr Ug blocked during the night). The ...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Whackabanana: The Mod is Dead. Long live Militant Atheists
Replies: 760
Views: 90244

Re: Whackabanana: Day 5.2 - Crazy Events

vote: wws

hey AMT
by Mr Pete
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 3: The million dollar assassin bil

though if I'm right and the "SK" is really Susan Sto Helit, he may be a vig who has just been quite bad at picking out scum. I'm not. I like to think that if I had a kill I'd be doing a much better job than whoever actually has got it. You stated that if you were had a kill you would be d...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Whackabanana: The Mod is Dead. Long live Militant Atheists
Replies: 760
Views: 90244

Re: Whackabanana: Day 4.2 - A new day!

Vote: Vox

He asked nicely
by Mr Pete
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 3: The million dollar assassin bil

4 'deaths' TMP killed by food - vig searching for scum rhyme killed in an unspecified manner, scent bomb implies someone familiar with ankh-morpork - assassins/others weyaoli - lover so leaves which leaves rincewind not being killed but driven off by the mafia (dead for game purposes, but dedalus do...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 2 (NEEDS REPLACEMENTS)

Considering the intense interest taken with PE on day 1 I'm surprised that he hasn't really been mentioned in depth today. Regardless, the ones I find most suspiscious are those doing the blatent vote hopping and bandwagoning on the last day, case in point SDG turned out to be an independant lyncher...
by Mr Pete
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 2 (NEEDS REPLACEMENTS)

During exams I had enough time to skim through but not actually think properly about whats going on, and posting then I would say stupid things and waste everyones time. Many people have stated opinions on these 3 already so this is a tad redundant: Vieto and BXM are likely wizards due to the Dried ...
by Mr Pete
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Whackabanana: The Mod is Dead. Long live Militant Atheists
Replies: 760
Views: 90244

Re: Whackabanana: Day 3.2 - Lazy Players Annoy This Mod

Quick post: TTG confirmed non town. JoJ, Dr Ug confirmed TTG, confirmed non town Az not TTG, possible non town bio and TMP moved the vote to scum from me with no need, therefore not scum, probably not TTG as that would mean they have 5 members on day 3. Having 2 cults, one starting with 3 members an...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 2 (NEEDS REPLACEMENTS)

After reading through day 1 it is apparant that there are many inactives (such as myself :oops:) Mccaber for instance hasn't posted for 3 weeks or so, a prod definately requested. BXM, Vieto, CI seem likely to be town. a few people are pinging me, most of all Kolko, a few posts, not much meaning, bu...
by Mr Pete
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: [Large] Discmafia: Auditors win!
Replies: 1167
Views: 117782

Re: [Large] Discmafia Day 2 (NEEDS REPLACEMENTS)

Just had a skim of the thread, things that jump out: I am here, exams (and celebrations) are now over. Advocating for modkills so quick off the bat is a bit trigger happy. dry toast nearly killed an auditor in the books, and was used to kill TMT so there's a vig (confirms Auditors as the enemy) DP w...
by Mr Pete
Mon May 31, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Whackabanana: The Mod is Dead. Long live Militant Atheists
Replies: 760
Views: 90244

Re: Whackabanana: Day 2.2 - Alternate Reality

Sorry about not posting sooner, but my nerves have been killing me this last week with anxiety. Really, the only person that I'm suspicious of is Mr. Pete for the late miller claim. He's experienced enough to know to either claim day 1 or not claim until he's under suspicion. Vote: Mr. Pete I have ...

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