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by stockpot
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you lie?
Replies: 177
Views: 13772

Re: Do you lie?

I lie jocosely, of course, and I lie in the harmful, disrespectful, wrong, for-my-own-benefit sort of way when I'm scared or very stressed. I try to keep them as un-severe as possible, but I don't really see any distinction between "white" and normal lies. I also lie by omission, in the &q...
by stockpot
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Have you got a foodstuff in your username?
Replies: 40
Views: 5539

Re: Have you got a foodstuff in your username?

Why the "photo-" ?
by stockpot
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Lazy Foods
Replies: 17
Views: 2152

Re: Lazy Foods

Lazy salad sandwich: any selection of vegetables (or not very sweet fruits like tomatos and avacados) from the fridge with soft cheese, mayonnaise, and/or mustard. Lazy tomato soup: canned tomatoes + onions + spices + blender Sticky mac & cheese: hot noodles + grated cheddar + thawed frozen corn...
by stockpot
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Non-verbal communication
Replies: 12
Views: 2997

Re: Non-verbal communication

Nodding and shaking your head are also completely voluntary actions whereas lot of the more "universal" signals (flinching, crying) aren't necessarilly so.
by stockpot
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Quick!
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Quick!

Axman wrote:chutenized

You got my hopes up! I thought that that was an accepted English word for a while. :(
by stockpot
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: drinks
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

Re: drinks

Have you tried other types of tea?
Or if you're just addicted to the bubbles you could try carbonating any other beverage with one of those neat bubblifying machines.
by stockpot
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food things that should totally be sold by themselves
Replies: 53
Views: 10671

Re: Food things that should totally be sold by themselves

The sugar pea pods. That is, no peas, just pods.
The heels of loaves. (Good, crunchy-crusted bread only)
by stockpot
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Ice Cream.
Replies: 56
Views: 9571

Re: Ice Cream.

Commercially, Baskin-Robbins Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or Pumpkin Pie.
Nothing beats home-made strawberry ice cream, though. Except home-made sorbet.
by stockpot
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 69725

Re: Discuss your Signature

My real signature: Almost always misspelled. I get so caught up in the loops and the squiggles that I tend to forget what letter I'm on. :oops:
My innerblag signature: currently nonexistent
by stockpot
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Little joys in life (Mrg: Little Things That Make You Happy)
Replies: 218
Views: 16172

Re: Little joys in life

Warm kitties
Those alien-looking head massagers
Chamomile tea with honey
Wool socks in the winter
Old book smell
by stockpot
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pamphlet!
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: Pamphlet!

The Art of Pamphlet-Making.
by stockpot
Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cleaning a laptop screen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Cleaning a laptop screen?

I'll second the recommendations for plain water and any soft cloth.
by stockpot
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Megachurch vs. Microsoft
Replies: 46
Views: 5914

Re: Megachurch vs. Microsoft

My favorite part: Mr Hutcherson's office is decorated with the heads of deer, elk and a buffalo – "when I run into animals, I kill them and bring them home and eat them" Is the journalist trying imply he'd do the same thing to gays? Trying to perpetuate the religious conservatives = rednec...
by stockpot
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Have you got a foodstuff in your username?
Replies: 40
Views: 5539

Re: Have you got a foodstuff in your username?

No, but you can heat edible things in me.
by stockpot
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plant respiration at night
Replies: 17
Views: 15364

Re: Plant respiration at night

MARS on the other hand, has about a 25 hour day, water in the form of permafrost, and PLENTY of CO2. Anyone see a good method for terraforming there? Not without a cheap method of melting that permafrost and keeping the plants toasty warm through the cold Martian nights. Maybe some taiga species wo...
by stockpot
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: Binary or Hex - Which is more awesome?
Replies: 25
Views: 1965

Re: Poll: Binary or Hex - Which is more awesome?

The only concern I would have about using hex is that at first glance, it looks like some sort of identification code. Tatooed ID numbers on humans have rather, shall we say, unpleasant connotations.

Just be sure to use some sort of fancy script/font, if you choose that.
by stockpot
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Creative Curses
Replies: 125
Views: 8612

Re: Creative Curses

I love you for linking this page. Using that page and a list of Latin conjugations I have constructed one I'm very happy with - "ceveris". Roughly, it means "you're fucked", but 'cevere' is the verb describing the action of the passive male participant in anal sex. Imma write th...
by stockpot
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What did you eat today?
Replies: 185
Views: 63423

Re: What did you eat today?

I ate cream cheese and toast for breakfast, and then, working with someone else's very poorly stocked pantry, I ate for lunch fusili (curly pasta) with black pepper and chickpeas fried with fresh garlic and veggie-bullion. Still hungry, I followed that up with a mandarin orange, two mini bell pepper...
by stockpot
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Strange but delicious combinations (Merged: Weird Snacks)
Replies: 256
Views: 49269

Re: Strange but delicious combinations

Cheddar cheese melted over brown rice.
A little baked potato (better if its not actually a baking potato) with tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and tahini inside bread or pita
Potato-pesto-parmesan pizza
by stockpot
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 34060

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

Epic lead-up to an awful pun. :D
by stockpot
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do YOU eat Ramen?
Replies: 104
Views: 10067

Re: How do YOU eat Ramen?

I drain mine and then fry it with some soy sauce and sesame oil.
Looks and tastes like Panda Express.
by stockpot
Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Totally NOT fun/cool expirements (irrelevant to 3rd parties)
Replies: 41
Views: 5930

Re: Totally NOT fun/cool expirements (irrelevant to 3rd parties)

Fruit juice + dry ice = tasty carbonated punch, right?
Only if you make sure not to eat any of the original dry ice.

Least cool experiment I've ever done was slowing heating a hydrate and measuring the change in mass.
by stockpot
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: wth where is alchemy??
Replies: 27
Views: 3412

Re: wth where is alchemy??

4Fe + S8 -> It's gold, I swear!
by stockpot
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl gets detention for hugging two friends.
Replies: 40
Views: 5412

Re: Girl gets detention for hugging two friends.

God forbid our children express emotion!
by stockpot
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 105798

Re: Childhood misconceptions

Grasshoppers could be easily made in ones kitchen or backyard by combining the proper ratios of lawn grass and water. Women get pregnant when a little embryo inside them decides to grow and turn into a baby. All babies a woman will ever have are in her stomach right now and getting pregnant is just ...
by stockpot
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wellesley girl stabs former MIT boyfriend 7 times
Replies: 42
Views: 8449

Re: Wellesley girl stabs former MIT boyfriend 7 times

Perhaps she didn't really mean to kill him, just make him hurt for a long time?
by stockpot
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 23330

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

I quite like the northwesternmost region of Spain. Great weather, old cities, gorgeous environment, attractive Spanish people. and legalized gay marriage.

I hate Spanish food ("would you like some fish in your pool of oil?"), but I'm sure I could manage to maintain my foreign eating habits.
by stockpot
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 27798

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

In first semester Gen Chem, one is taught that solids are either soluble or insoluble. In second semester Gen Chem, one learns about solubility product constants and the common-ion effect. In Anal Chem, one learns that K sp is a rough approximation only, and to get more accurate measurements, one m...
by stockpot
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What can xkcd do for YOU?
Replies: 217
Views: 16661

Re: What can xkcd do for YOU?

I can sail very small sailboats, paddle a kayak, backpack with up to forty pounds, buck a log with a crosscut saw, and make strong cordage, given decent fiber. I can explain maths to younger kids, and teach anyone swimming. I can cook and bake and do all sorts of crafty things like hand sewing, orig...
by stockpot
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What have you learned the hard way?
Replies: 205
Views: 12045

Re: What have you learned the hard way?

Stupid, juvenile crushes on close friends: not to be encouraged!

Vanilla extract: not as tasty plain from the bottle as it is dilluted in cookie dough

Travel: If you know you're going more than twenty miles in heavy traffic, leaving an extra half hour is a good idea.
by stockpot
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 27798

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

Geekthras wrote:I've managed to make water go away for forever, in very small amounts. I think you can guess how.
Hydrolysis? Nuclear fission? Peeing in outer space? :shock:
by stockpot
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What have you learned the hard way?
Replies: 205
Views: 12045

Re: What have you learned the hard way?

There's a good reason many work boots aren't steel-toed. More protection does not always mean less pain.
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Scavenger Hunt
Replies: 970
Views: 239149

Re: Scavenger Hunt

Image

Something very large on a trampoline.
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Jerk
Replies: 34
Views: 6379

Re: Jerk

"We have a real linear accelerator!"
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear it."
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body
Replies: 1607
Views: 188998

Re: Strange or even mildly amusing things about your body

Hmmm... body oddities. I have six canine teeth (the pointy ones) instead of the normal four. I can lick my elbows (yes, it is possible), but it hurts a bit to do it on the right side. One of my toenails points kinda up in the air instead of going parallel to the toe because of a camping incident - I...
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your relationship status?
Replies: 296
Views: 21606

Re: Your relationship status?

Single - Not looking
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Signs of stress, I guess.
Replies: 83
Views: 7825

Re: Signs of stress, I guess.

I get really snappy and unproductive, make really bad decisions and neglect important things/animals/people when I'm stressed. Doing useful things, being around friends, listening to music, and being exhausted in the wee hours of the morning tends to snap me out of it.
by stockpot
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 319347

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

Prepare a very large flask of pure feathers dissolved in some appropriate solvent. Compare its density with that of pure solvent to find the total mass of feathers. Then freeze the solution. Use the freezing point depression to find the total number of feathers. Divide for mass.
by stockpot
Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 27798

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

Humans evolvd from apelike things. Well, we actually did evolve from (and technically are ourselves) apes, not apelike things. True, but historically, we placed ourselves and our closest extinct relatives/ancestors in a seperate family from our fellow Great Apes, and most people still consider &quo...
by stockpot
Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing science misconceptions
Replies: 161
Views: 27798

Re: Amusing science misconceptions

Humans evolvd from apelike things. Chimpanzees are closely related to humans.... HUMANS EVOLVED FROM CHIMPANZEES! :o
Electron orbitals are just like planetary orbits, but the electrons are moving really, really fast!

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