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by The-Rabid-Monkey
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

Get some Sodium Hydroxide, a glass bottle, aluminium and some balloons. Get about a tablespoon of aluminium and put it into the glass bottle. Cover with sodium hydroxide(s) and then put about a cup of water into the bottle. Put balloon over top of the bottle opening. Balloon will fill with hydrogen....
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AT&T censors internet
Replies: 57
Views: 11423

Re: AT&T censors internet

It seems the current plan of attack involves stock crashing. There are plans to hack the BBC website and post on the front page that the CEO of AT&T was shot dead in a robbery. Plans to spread rumours of CEO's death Plans to spread rumours about the iPhone being non exclusive sooner than expecte...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Prologue of a story
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Prologue of a story

Well, I had this idea earlier today while having a shower, so straight after I started typing it. I now have this story which is a prologue to explain the future setting. I'm wondering what you guys would change to make it better, also I'm wondering what you think of the layout of the story. Just ma...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..
Replies: 80
Views: 13223

Re: i have to make it.. don't ask me why, i just do..

Get a weather balloon and fill it with Helium, attach a piece of thin wire and boom, you have your rocket, just have a mechanism to release the balloon. Also, make sure the winds aren't too high or your balloon will just fail probably. The idea is you want it to go basically straight up, or the ligh...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution on a molecular level
Replies: 21
Views: 2248

Re: Question

I'm pretty sure it works basically like that. A mutation happens and if it's not undesirable to the point of inhibiting sexual reproduction, it gets passed on to the offspring and that just keep happening over and over again.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [NZ] New Zealand!
Replies: 470
Views: 171484

Re: New Zealand meet up

Didn't even think of informing the forums but #xkcd (the irc channel) had a meetup on july 7th. It was fun. Snark, Fantasyprone, FP's Sister, Potassium (me), Fenixx, YellowOnion and Maximinus. Snark drove up from Dunedin and FP and her sis were over from aussie and the reason behind the meetup. We h...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a chemistry major if...
Replies: 139
Views: 39206

Re: You might be a chemistry major if...

you see this: http://www.indstate.edu/cirt/ittrain/resources/tutorials/instructional/hotpotatoes/shape-triangle.gif and don't think "triangle." I thought "Fire Triangle" Does that count? I think "Give way sign" This is why; http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/roads/tcd/gfx/r02-02-...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What the heck is this? (sewer life)
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: What the heck is this?

http://www.examiner.com/x-4002-Milwauke ... in-NCsewer

Just found that. Turns out it seems to be tubifex worms.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What the heck is this? (sewer life)
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

What the heck is this? (sewer life)

Ok, so jumped on youtube and saw "Unknown life form in Californian sewers" and so I clicked, here is the received candy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5wqpEza ... re=popular
Can anyone tell me what the fuck that thing is!?
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Huge planet
Replies: 33
Views: 2150

Re: Huge planet

So, a planet that big would crunch into a gigantic black hole then? Fun. Cheers for your help and interesting discussion on insanely big black holes.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Huge planet
Replies: 33
Views: 2150

Huge planet

Now, my friend sent me this link, http://tinyurl.com/kmkhf8. I'm pretty sure that if a planet is 6.38*10^16 m across in radius and has a mass of 5.9742*10^44 kg it would like, crunch in on itself or something. Wouldn't it? Or is it possible that this planet could exist without crunching in upon itse...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What species is this Lithops?
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: What species is this Lithops?

Actually, I just popped into work and had a nosey around and bought a Lithops. I also noticed another plant, which looks like mine, except it's Argyroderma. http://image24.webshots.com/25/1/57/53/133515753mMIESv_ph.jpg So I'm thinking that my plant Argyroderma testicularis. Thanks anyway velifer
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What species is this Lithops?
Replies: 2
Views: 512

What species is this Lithops?

I wasn't too sure where to put this thread. Well, today I found myself a sexy little succulent known as a ' Lithops ' or ' Living Stone '. Unfortunately, it came with no label, so I am not even entirely sure it is a Lithops, but it sure does look like one. If anyone can offer any insight as to it's ...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0564: "Crossbows"
Replies: 171
Views: 60836

Re: "Crossbows" Discussion

Eh I just took it as, well some crazy shit is going to happen on Tuesday because of the higgs excitation (which I have no idea what it is), but presumed something would fuck up and crossbows would be damned handy, and that dude does not have one, so he's doomed to be swarmed by ninja kittens who are...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry Demonstrations
Replies: 56
Views: 4514

Re: Chemistry Demonstrations

The barking dog experiment! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMR72X8V-U
If you're feeling dangerous, Mercury Nitride is amusing. It's like Nitrogen Triiodide but much much more explosive and sensitive.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?
Replies: 42
Views: 3418

Re: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?

On the idea of there possibly having been up to six other civilisations before us. Now, people have said that there would be fairly decent evidence for such, like for us, we'll leave behind traces, strangely formed bits of steel, weird materials that shouldn't naturally exist, random deposits of nuc...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: An odd global warming idea.
Replies: 29
Views: 2673

Re: An odd global warming idea.

Humans have the ability to significantly change things on a global scale. And climate is a very complex equilibrium, so it doesn't seem that unrealistic that we have disturbed it, especially when thinking of the ozone layer hole, the aerosols from coal powered steam machines, acid rains or soil ero...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

rowena wrote:stuff about pickles


This works with Plums to, and presumably apples and oranges etc to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogX74kPse4Y - me being a cock
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

Has anyone here experimented with Fresnel lens? Apparently you can use the large ones from big tv's to melt pennies, although I've only been able to light paper on fire with mine. I've been wanting to get a rear-projection TV so that I can extract the lens and whack it into a frame. I've seen video...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?
Replies: 98
Views: 7797

Re: What's your favorite element? and the one you hate the most?

My favourite is definitely Potassium. It's just so awesome....

Least favourite... Don't really have a least favourite, they all have something interesting about them.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: An odd global warming idea.
Replies: 29
Views: 2673

Re: An odd global warming idea.

I don't really get how man-kind can be so arrogant as to think that we are actually having anything other than a very minor effect on the climate of our world. Certainly though, interesting idea. Slightly related note; it would take around 2,246,653,920 Tsar bombs to boil the Earth oceans. Give or t...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Project ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Project ideas

Make a nitrogen compressor to make your own liquid nitrogen with!
I've been trying to find plans for one for ages. I have a basic idea as to how they work, but am not entirely sure.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

Also, a note on super heated water. Don't add impurities, it goes BOOF.
Aka, don't use it to make yourself a coffee.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Rules of the Lab
Replies: 16
Views: 1257

Re: Rules of the Lab

Do not snort and do not drink, no matter what you think.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

So... Any new ideas that haven't been repeated over and over again?
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why Pluto shouldn't/should be a planet
Replies: 67
Views: 8269

Re: Why Pluto shouldn't/should be a planet

I think that if a mass is big enough to have become spherical under its own gravity and have an orbit around a star, it should be a planet. Also, how have they never gotten a decent image of Pluto? They have images of galaxies billions of light-years away, but don't have a decent image of a mass onl...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

The thing is, who said I was ever talking about atoms? Matter doesn't just mean atoms, does it? If so then heh, I was meaning more like the smaller bits and pieces that make up atoms arranged in weird and wonderful ways that can't work properly with circumstances like our own. But enough of "we...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: An awesome Amazon.com review
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: An awesome Amazon.com review

Uh wah? That's sort of weird... Nice limerick though :D
Uranium in a can
***WARNING*** May contain traces of radioactive material, which may cause cancer. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. Use only after consultation with your doctor.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

Molecules that we have not even thought of might be stable. Doubtful. There is only so much energy you can get out of inter-atomic bonds. If this is the part you found doubtful, I agree. There is a theoretical upper limit to the temperature / energy density you can have something at before all the ...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Protecting Earth from the evil Aliens
Replies: 50
Views: 2415

Re: Protecting Earth from the evil Aliens

We could always hope that their weapons don't harm us. They might be a whole bunch of creatures with a skin of metallic potassium, having come from a alkali planet or something. So they come here expecting that most creatures, like them are alkali, and expect to kill us all by blasting us with oxyge...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

BlackSails wrote:Life cannot be made out of molecules in an environment in which molecules are not stable.


Molecules that we have not even thought of might be stable. Hell, the life form might just be made from plasma. In which case life could exist, but it would just be freaky deaky.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

we know that complex life can not form around super massive stars. since super massive stars a) have to short of life spans for planetary systems and also complex intelligent life to evolve. and b) they give off to many x rays so complex molecules, especially organic, can not be in, since the x ray...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

Not really. The cell itself doesn't actually use energy for itself, it can survive indefinitely without energy. The cell just collects the energy till it hits a critical point then it's released into its surroundings. Sort of like clouds and lightning. It has no metabolism or anything.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Achieving very low temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 1423

Re: Achieving very low temperatures

I'm pretty sure they also can use pressure to achieve low temperatures.
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

The real question is alien life, life like we would see it? My friend and I would running over the crazy possibility of a living solar cell. Say its on a planet surrounding a huge extremely active star, that's going super crazy and bombarding said planet with all kinds of energy, this cell absorbs a...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Do you ever get tired of being asked why?
Replies: 29
Views: 2627

Re: Do you ever get tired of being asked why?

I converted a regular ATX power supply into a lab power supply. My Dad asks me why I wanted one. My response is simply this, well hey, now I have a lab power supply! it cost me $34 NZD for it, it works great and hey, now I have a lab power suply!!! I spent several weeks growing some copper sulphate ...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Realistic Aliens!
Replies: 69
Views: 4034

Re: Realistic Aliens!

I personally don't see why there have to be laws for life that involve how strong the gravity of a planet or the type of star the planet is floating about. I mean, theoretically by a total whack of chance, on the surface of a Mercury-Manganese Star couldn't a bit of phosphorus and mercury get togeth...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 69
Views: 192977

Re: Science Websites

If you're looking for something a little less serious, I've always loved the Periodic Table Of Videos . It's done by the University of Nottingham and it's a really fascinating way to kill some time (and maybe even learn something!) Um just a note, you might want to check past posts people, or we're...
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Favorite home experiments
Replies: 582
Views: 413042

Re: Favorite home experiments

flameburn wrote:I'd like to point out that thermite does NOT explode...it merely burns really, REALLY hot.

Let off a thermite reaction above water and the water explodes outwards due to it being super heated so quickly :D
by The-Rabid-Monkey
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Find Your Personal Lightcone
Replies: 15
Views: 1476

Re: Find Your Personal Lightcone

Sigma Draconis (20 months away) - Sigma Draconis is 18.8 light years away and only 20 months from the outer surface of my light cone. Alpha Aquilae Alpha Aquilae is 16.8 light years from Earth. It was enveloped by your light cone 4 months ago. 10. 70 Ophiuchi - 70 Ophiuchi is 16.6 light years away. ...

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