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by Nebulae
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Re: Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says

It sounds like they exerted the attraction before inflation, which then moved them past the horizon. At least, that's the only way I can parse the story that makes any sense. If they had always been beyond the horizon, then the light showing their gravitational effects would not have reached us yet...
by Nebulae
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Re: Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says

I dont get it. Why does something being beyonds the bounds of the (observable) universe imply that it must be outside the (actual) universe? It doesn't. The article only speculated our actual universe might have expanded farther than what we have observed thus far: "To explain the unexplainabl...
by Nebulae
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says
Replies: 23
Views: 3005

Unknown "Structures" Tugging at Universe, Study Says

John Roach for National Geographic News November 5, 2008 Something may be out there. Way out there. On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen "structures" are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says. Everything in the known universe is said to be ra...
by Nebulae
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Martingale betting system (Roulette)
Replies: 44
Views: 6019

Re: Martingale betting system (Roulette)

With an infinite bankroll, as long as you could keep playing, you always win, no matter what the Win/Loss % is.
by Nebulae
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You've Got 30 Seconds...
Replies: 67
Views: 7199

Re: You've Got 30 Seconds...

Yeah no I'd probably sell it.

How much do you think that having 30 seconds to give a message to everyone in the world would be worth?

$100-200 million USD maybe?
by Nebulae
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science fiction weapons
Replies: 126
Views: 13400

Re: Science fiction weapons

I want a halo beam sword :o

But I suppose a lightsaber would suffice.
by Nebulae
Wed May 21, 2008 9:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Death through Internets
Replies: 101
Views: 10483

Re: Death through Internets

Tell Fearbears, not me. She's the one who said she wouldn't mind if I died. Wow, now I'm a woman! What an awesome insult! You sure put me in my place! So, children tragically dying is a thumbs up in your book, and you're a misogynist. Now I'm leaning from "wouldn't mind" to "kind of ...
by Nebulae
Tue May 20, 2008 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 12910

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

What water?
by Nebulae
Thu May 15, 2008 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can allergies appear/change?
Replies: 18
Views: 4612

Re: Can allergies appear/change?

I reallly wish I would stop being allergic to pollen. How to go about accomplishing this, I have no idea (besides druuuugs)
by Nebulae
Fri May 09, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: After reading Achewood, all other webcomics just aren't as enjoyable anymore :oops: .
by Nebulae
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Even "Free Tibet" flags are made in China
Replies: 26
Views: 3709

Re: Even "Free Tibet" flags are made in China

:| :|
:lol: :lol: :lol:
(These smilies also Made in China.)
by Nebulae
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sex for the internet
Replies: 31
Views: 4435

Re: Sex for the internet

.... . .

Umm, okay. I can't actually see her actually doing anything though. Maybe a few pre-picked guys or something.
by Nebulae
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Our evolved selves
Replies: 25
Views: 2640

Re: Our evolved selves

The structure of hemoglobin and allosteric interactions! If we used myoglobin monomers to carry oxygen in our bloodstream, it would be far more inefficient, because the binding pattern would be logarithmic instead of sigmoidal. Since the partial pressure of oxygen doesn't change that much between th...
by Nebulae
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

They should totally have a P53 or Ras or *insert oncogene or tumor suppessor here* awareness month :)
by Nebulae
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: the most depressing song: help me find it!
Replies: 220
Views: 20687

Re: the most depressing song: help me find it!

Disregarding the other threads, I'd say that the saddest song, not necessarily the most depressing, is Samuel Barber's Adagio For Strings. It's a beautiful piece of music but it's been used in the sad bitz of basically every movie ever. And Tiesto remixed it which is just sorta sad. It's sorta odd ...
by Nebulae
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's all talk about Mensa, what? [Split from Strange]
Replies: 92
Views: 13831

Re: Let's all talk about Mensa, what? [Split from Strange]

And that, IMO, says nothing definitive at all about someone's actual intelligence, or the extent of their knowledge concerning certain subjects.
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black squirrels mutate, develop taste for flesh
Replies: 29
Views: 4895

Re: Black squirrels mutate, develop taste for flesh

Holy fuck, I am very scared now. Squirrels are SMART. I played mind games with one which would jump in through a window and raid our apartment, all of last year. Before you know it, they'll be hunting US
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's all talk about Mensa, what? [Split from Strange]
Replies: 92
Views: 13831

Re: Let's all talk about Mensa, what? [Split from Strange]

I've always kind of seen IQ tests as a measure of how fast one can potentially learn (in a single area), than actual intelligence.
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Multicellular organisms
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: Multicellular organisms

Fuck DP
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Multicellular organisms
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: Multicellular organisms

Yes the nucleus has basically full control of mitochondria, and a cell may have a large number of them (I don't know the numbers, but I imagine it depends, cell to cell.) All but seven of the mitochondrial genes have been translocated into the nucleus; thus, the mitochondria depend fully on the nucl...
by Nebulae
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: I don't really see the beauty in math. I mean, I know it's an extraordinarily elegant way of describing the world around us. But...
by Nebulae
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Was it at least entertaining?
by Nebulae
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Neuroverclocking
Replies: 51
Views: 5442

Re: Neuroverclocking

But yes, the dependence on biological systems on temperature is nothing but extraordinarily complex. Given that the efficacy of various protein pathways are affected by varying the rates of ligand binding via temperature, as is membrane fluidity, increasing or decreasing the temperature could change...
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Neuroverclocking
Replies: 51
Views: 5442

Re: Neuroverclocking

Wow, color me surprised. Guess I was totally wrong.
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: My uncreativity just might kill me
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Re: My uncreativity just might kill me

Oncogene(sis)
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Body Temperature/Sickness
Replies: 17
Views: 2676

Re: Body Temperature/Sickness

Yes, it makes perfect sense, but I think that you may oversimplifying the situation (in thinking that the only reason we feel hot/cold is because of a "perceived difference" between the temperature we WANT to feel, and the core temperature our body is actually AT.) Can you by any chance gi...
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Pandercolour wrote:Confession: I have heated arguments with myself about what I can or cannot do in dreams. "We" have come to the conclusion that "they" won't let me even if we're not quite clear on who "they" are.

This is very fitting of your...avatar.
by Nebulae
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:27 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Body Temperature/Sickness
Replies: 17
Views: 2676

Re: Body Temperature/Sickness

I second the 'low morning temperature' thought - most people do indeed drop a few degrees in body temp while they sleep. Sorry to hijack the thread but - would this cause me to feel really hot when I wake up, but a few minutes later (without the room changing temperature or anything like that) feel...
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

@ Meaux: Teach them the joys of combustion Fix'd. "No two people are not on fire." *Sets Belial on fire* Confession: I've always wondered what a flaming, angry, dinosaur would look like. You know, like an enraged triceratops set ablaze via coconut oil, and aimed straight at the police dep...
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Neuroverclocking
Replies: 51
Views: 5442

Re: Neuroverclocking

I'm terribly sorry if I found the topic title overly amusing. Anyway, I highly doubt heat is the issue here. Things diffuse faster when it's hotter; and as long as shit isn't getting denatured, that'd only make it go faster. Just sayin'. Uhh, and the physiological reason for yawning is because it se...
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.
Replies: 26
Views: 3737

Re: "Wheeee!" he ejaculated.

Impossible!
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sudden, depressing fictional character revelation
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Sudden, depressing fictional character revelation

Anyway, this was why fanfiction was created :D
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sudden, depressing fictional character revelation
Replies: 19
Views: 2623

Re: Sudden, depressing animé revelation

Yet, at the same time, they are eternal. It's just like literature.
by Nebulae
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2816704

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

I'm feeling down. (Which hasn't happened in quite a while). Yeah, it's because I just met a good friend who I haven't seen in like 3 years, and I realize that I probably don't even know her anymore, and vice versa. :( And this was after her utterly amazing recital, so I didn't even get much of a cha...
by Nebulae
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rationality and Irrationality
Replies: 27
Views: 2547

Re: Rationality and Irrationality

If you have a faulty train of thought, you can arrive at a faulty conclusion despite having correct assumptions. This occurrence is what "rationality" eliminates. Then, for those faulty conclusions due to incorrect assumptions, but correct trains of thought; those should not be counted as...
by Nebulae
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 32
Views: 3135

Re: Honesty

Homeless people are generally stinky. I avoid them because of this.
by Nebulae
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Achewood.
Replies: 24
Views: 2551

Re: Achewood.

Hmm, which comic should I link people too, if I wanted to get someone hooked onto Achewood? I'm just thinking that the beginning ones might not be engaging enough,
by Nebulae
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Achewood.
Replies: 24
Views: 2551

Achewood.

So I've just recently started reading achewood(almost done with 2003), and I am just completely blown away by the quality of the webcomic. The amount of subtle detail that Onstad puts into the dialogue is simply astounding. It is satire at it's finest, and truly a celebration of the English language...
by Nebulae
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: telomere, senescence, cancer.
Replies: 21
Views: 5046

Re: telomere, senescence, cancer.

Waylah wrote:Bacteria have closed loops of dna, so you don't need an rna primer. So why'd we get stuck with a linear strand? Bacteria don't do sexual reproduction. Without linear chromosomes, crossing over wouldn't work, and we'd have chromosome-level instead of gene-level inheritance. (That's one ...
by Nebulae
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Noob moments
Replies: 72
Views: 5408

Re: Your Noob moments

Trying to snare the large text baron, and discover his/her identity. But failing miserably.

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