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by spacefem
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: square base cups
Replies: 24
Views: 6209

square base cups

I realize this forum is where we talk about quantum physics and bioengineering and all that, but for whatever reason the dumbest questions make me think of coming in here, hope nobody minds. at the grocery store today buying plastic cups for a party, I noticed that red solo cups come in two varietie...
by spacefem
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Heads up - New PHPBB version (3.1) available
Replies: 2
Views: 10868

Re: Heads up - New PHPBB version (3.1) available

just figured I'd bump this topic up since it's been a while and maybe 2016 will be our year? Responsive templates really are wonderful.

kinda weird that we're not at 3.1 yet. I hope someone is at least doing security updates on the 3.0 version.
by spacefem
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: dual-filament light bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

dual-filament light bulbs

I don't know if this is a math, science, or hardware question... figured I'd post it in the highest forum so it gets the most attention. bit of a debate between a colleague and me. It all started when I went to change some lightbulbs that had gone out in my cheap little car - one side had a brake li...
by spacefem
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: underscore encoding in urls
Replies: 2
Views: 2721

underscore encoding in urls

hey all! I'm trying to write a php script to fetch some XML files and having some inconsistencies. they're on livejournal... don't make fun of me but I still like livejournal and want to write some widgets for it. I've tried two different ways in php to open these files... first curl: curl_init($url...
by spacefem
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531623

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

ladies this thread has been going quiet way too often lately! Apparently congrats on the birth control :) I have a mirena IUD and will never go back to anything else, it is priceless to not have to think about it! hey are any of you on twitter? I'm @spacefem - would love to find fellow lady geeks to...
by spacefem
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why do some words sound cool?
Replies: 9
Views: 6983

Re: Why do some words sound cool?

I dunno but I am so tired of people saying "utilize" instead of just a simple "use". It does not sound cool.

My favorite word right now is "details". Or "lovely".
by spacefem
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Heads up - New PHPBB version (3.1) available
Replies: 2
Views: 10868

Re: Heads up - New PHPBB version (3.1) available

Agree - I just updated the spacefem.com forums to 3.1 and we love it! We can finally post from mobile devices without going crazy!
by spacefem
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Tapatalk plugin?
Replies: 6
Views: 16093

Re: Tapatalk plugin?

davean is asking who would benefit, and how much. that's hard to answer without trying it. I said the same thing you guys said when people suggested it for my website's forum... just use your phone's browser. it mostly works. but it's a pain, zooming in to find the tiny buttons to post, the little l...
by spacefem
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Tapatalk plugin?
Replies: 6
Views: 16093

Re: Tapatalk plugin?

I'm bumping this topic up because tapatalk is free now (yay!) and seriously you have no idea how much easier it makes a forum to interact with from your phone! Xkcd is one of my favorites, I hope it joins the fray. Also I installed it easily on my own forum, and you don't have to add the pop-up head...
by spacefem
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: pregnancy math
Replies: 8
Views: 3502

Re: pregnancy math

Doctors talk in weeks but normal people find it easier to think in months, especially the non-pregnant ones. Fewer divisions to think about. That's why I like to have both in my head. And how on earth would it be "okay" to say that 52 weeks = 1 year = 13 months? I would definitely call tha...
by spacefem
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: pregnancy math
Replies: 8
Views: 3502

pregnancy math

first let me say, I love women. support women. think women can do wonderful things and are very smart and can be every bit as good at math as men can. but OH MY GOD TRY BEING PREGNANT and posting in communities for pregnant women and it's just one headdesk after another... the biggest problem for me...
by spacefem
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: having a baby
Replies: 29
Views: 4334

Re: having a baby

I will admit that statistics are not my specialty, so I am very appreciative of all the comments that have come in so far. I won’t hate you for being statisticians, or for being harsh. But I might hate you for asking me to wade through 104 pages of CDC data just so you can brag about the size of you...
by spacefem
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: having a baby
Replies: 29
Views: 4334

Re: having a baby

I'm sure you know this, but the distribution is also affected by whether it's the first baby or not. First babies are more likely to be late than early. Possibly second and subsequent babies are more likely to be early than late, balancing the overall distribution, so maybe that's what the doctor w...
by spacefem
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: having a baby
Replies: 29
Views: 4334

having a baby

I have a little project going on involving probability and was wondering if you all could check my assumptions. Backstory: I'm really pregnant right now. Pregnancy itself isn't so bad... unless you're an engineer and offended by bad math and a void of statistics. Just a warning. My own doctor tried ...
by spacefem
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)
Replies: 654
Views: 80708

Re: Battlestar Galactica (spoilers rampant like Durandal)

Man this show is really wrapping up pretty nicely, which I didn't think it could. i'm gonna have to beg to differ there. i still feel like they're following the "lost" format of introducing 900,000 new questions for every one that they answer. i mean when they say "final episodes&quo...
by spacefem
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Were a lot of great programmers early readers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Were a lot of great programmers...

umm... i was really good at reading "choose your own adventure" books in sequential page order so my adventures would be PERFECT, does that count?
by spacefem
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531623

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

I know people were talking about sore breasts from getting off the pill. Well, I got off it over a year ago and my breast have been super unusually sore all week. I think there is something in the air. weird. i just went off the pill and had my first non-sore-breasts period in months. i think the p...
by spacefem
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Twitter Lines, Take One
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Interesting Twitter Lines, Take One

there is rarely anything interesting on twitter. but yesterday there was this from philpell 8 arrests in Phelps pot smoking case with 0 deaths. 0 arrests in peanut case with 8 deaths. Are we a little out of whack in our priorities? i liked it. aside from that i can't decide if i'm pro-twitter or not...
by spacefem
Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Roll of Stamps: Ideas?
Replies: 53
Views: 4395

Re: Roll of Stamps: Ideas?

you know those forever stamps are a racket anyway... they put them in place to get everyone to run and buy stamps at once, knowing that most people would lose them or just never get around to mailing that many things. i'd go to one of those book exchange sites and get rid of some books. or at least ...
by spacefem
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0513: "Friends"
Replies: 914
Views: 226374

Re: "Friends" Discussion

sigh. a nice guy who secretly resents a girl for not being in love with him is not a nice guy.
by spacefem
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: I look for meaning in the RIGHT places sometimes
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

Re: I look for meaning in the RIGHT places sometimes

bathroom stall questions have been around for a while. i was an RA on a girls floor and thought up questions every week. i've kept a lot of the papers in a three ring binder because i loved the results, all you need is a pencil with string taped to the side wall and a new sheet of paper each week wi...
by spacefem
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Replies: 77
Views: 6041

Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?

when I was really little, I was going to be a ballerina. around 8, I decided to be an architect. i would make toothpick houses and draw floorplans on any quad rule paper i could fine. this went on for at least three years if not more. then i kinda wanted to be a writer until my sophomore year of hig...
by spacefem
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Random - Does it really exist?
Replies: 48
Views: 5278

Re: Random - Does it really exist?

okay, so even if atmospheric noise is only theoretically random, that's really all we're looking for, right? a theoretically random number that stands up to scrutiny better than the obvious timestamp-based random numbers?
by spacefem
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531623

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

But there are plenty of woman who don't have periods out there, for whatever reason. I don't think it makes anyone less of a woman :) this reminds me of the thing i think i like most about womanhood... not worrying about being "woman enough". i feel like a lot of men put a lot of effort i...
by spacefem
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3531623

Re: Woman Thread - Holds 5% more blue liquid than other brands!

i had horrible incapacitating periods in high school, then i went on the pill for it and they got fabulous. then when i was 25 i went off the pill for a year just to see what would happen and it wasn't so bad. without the pill, my skin was oily all the time, which was gross enough that i ended up go...
by spacefem
Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Socialist Safety Net: Implications for the US
Replies: 47
Views: 4654

Re: Socialist Safety Net idea. Would it destroy the US?

you might find some debate about where "basic preventative healthcare" starts and stops. does this mean that the government will pay for my birth control pills, because they're cheaper than labor & delivery? or will it not even pay for pregnancy costs because that's my fault? if one gu...
by spacefem
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Charging Capacitors
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: Charging Capacitors

the equation mochafairy posted says this, but basically capacitor charge is a big curve that approaches a final voltage... but theoretically never gets there. you could measure the time taken to get *really darn close* to the voltage but that's tricky (is really darn close 10mV away? 1mV away? when ...
by spacefem
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The rights and freedoms of first-world children
Replies: 91
Views: 6839

Re: The rights and freedoms of children

i'm jumping in here late, but... http://www.overcriminalized.com/CaseStudy/Tales-of-Zero-Tolerance-One.aspx In the case I've linked to above, an honour student was suspended and sent to jail because a butter-knife could be seen on the floor of her car as it sat in the parking lot. The administrator ...
by spacefem
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The middle class
Replies: 35
Views: 2908

Re: The middle class

I think middle class came to be more popular because everyone loves thinking he/she is middle class. if there's working class, that implies that there's a non-working class, with you having-a-job types being the lower rank. if there's a middle class then you're sandwiched between lower and upper. St...
by spacefem
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound
Replies: 23
Views: 18712

Re: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound

i watch it, but it's sort of a guilty pleasure. i like it for the same reasons i liked sex in the city... the characters wear amazing clothes but don't seem to work that hard. I was afraid it would totally glorify sexism but I don't think it has, if anything it's a good example of how stressed out a...
by spacefem
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Help me pick a major! (neuroscience/classics/archaeology)
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Help me pick a major! (neuroscience/classics/archaeology)

when in doubt, pick the major that's most likely to get you a job someday. i'd talk to department heads about those prospects before diving into something because it just looks like fun. hate to throw practicality into the mix, but it's got to come up sometime.
by spacefem
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The end of human civilization?
Replies: 29
Views: 2939

Re: The end of human civilization?

i think that you are not the first person to have this fear. ever since machines started doing jobs, people have wondered how we humans would occupy ourselves. society has managed to evolve though. sure, there are fewer sprocket-makers or whatever, but we've found other things to do. and sometimes w...
by spacefem
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Elitism
Replies: 56
Views: 4843

Re: Elitism

well, everyone's definition of "better" is different, that's what it comes down to. when communists took over Russia they were pretty sure they had it right. kill a few people who were in the way, establish a government based on marxist ideology, utopia will kick in any day now. the only p...
by spacefem
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Bus Campaign
Replies: 78
Views: 7299

Re: Atheist Bus Campaign

Kachi wrote:A fellow Missourian?!


ewe no! I'm a Kansan.

WAY better!
by spacefem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Bus Campaign
Replies: 78
Views: 7299

Re: Atheist Bus Campaign

well it's new and original. i see most religious messages in Missouri, driving down I-70 nearly every exit has a billboard with something about a church, or something God would say, or a Bible verse. And then they're matched 1:1 by a billboard for a porn store or strip club. So I thought all was bal...
by spacefem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP Contact Form, Warning - Beginner Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: PHP Contact Form, Warning - Beginner Help

the .= was for concatenation. I would say, get any form of error reporting to work before you do anything, or think about this particular script. I'm not a big fan of log files, I drop this into an .htaccess so I see errors right on the script: php_flag display_errors on php_value error_reporting 61...
by spacefem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Feedback on cs.pitt.edu/~frambach
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Feedback on cs.pitt.edu/~frambach

i think it looks very nice.

i would give it a background other than gray. pick up some very light blue from the photo, maybe.

i'd also put some divider between the nav links. | or a dot.
by spacefem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP Contact Form, Warning - Beginner Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: PHP Contact Form, Warning - Beginner Help

the glaring thing I see is that there's no "From" header, I think that's a requirement. try:

Code: Select all

$headers = "From:me@metio.co.uk\r\n";
$headers .= "cc:me@metio.co.uk\r\n";
by spacefem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 198229

Re: Firefly

The show gets bonus points for space scenes not having sound you know, I think (or like to think) this has become an obvious physics idea the general population knows about, so more and more shows are cutting the sound-from-space. it's been pointed out a lot, and it's not a complicated concept. i s...

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