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by stockpot
Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Size in the wild
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Re: Actual Size in the wild

Hey, I've used that stop before! I'll check it out next time I'm passing by.
by stockpot
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Me and XX, XX and me, XX and I...???
Replies: 25
Views: 17931

Re: Me and XX, XX and me, XX and I...???

A problem arises when there are multiple rows or columns.
How would you label these people?
Image
by stockpot
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Our unit of pride
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: Our unit of pride

n / A
Where n is the number of rainbows and A is area in meters squared.
by stockpot
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The ultimate geek store
Replies: 39
Views: 4880

Re: The ultimate geek store

Geeks! Only $2,999!* For a limited time only, last year's models for only $1,999!

*Fashion sense and social skills sold seperately. Offer available for a limited time only in participating retail stores.
by stockpot
Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Raptor Recipes: How do you enjoy cooking raptors?
Replies: 41
Views: 2928

Re: Raptor Recipes: We're not bottom of the food chain

Raptor Pot Pie 1 pie crust (make it yourself or buy it, whatever.) 4 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 carrots, diced 3 tablespoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano salt and pepper to taste 2 cubes bouillon 2 cups water 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 cups...
by stockpot
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:39 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Firefox versus Emacs
Replies: 33
Views: 8878

Re: Firefox versus Emacs

I dunno. Can you label bodies of water in Minesweeper? Or graph population density on a map? ArcGIS is a lot better.
by stockpot
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442340

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

Fish, bicycle.
by stockpot
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)
Replies: 45
Views: 4156

Re: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)

People with strongly held beliefs and poor understanding of science notice the fact that scientific understanding changes over time along with this "I am SURE" phenomenon and take them together to mean that any scientific theory equally may or may not be a load of hooey. BBC Science takes ...
by stockpot
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442340

Re: Girl Thread: You make me feel like a natural womaaaan

I'd choose the guy I need. Perhaps my heart's gone whacky and he's a guy with a defibrilator. Perhaps I'm drowning and he's the only dude around who can swim. Perhaps he's the one fellow who witnessed me not committing some horrible crime I've ben accused of. Doesn't matter. I'd always ask that guy ...
by stockpot
Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Exhibitionist, much?
Replies: 72
Views: 6534

Re: Exhibitionist, much?

SecondTalon wrote:I'm curious as to where the "Get naked in nature!" people live.

I've lived in nature. There's no way in hell I'm getting naked out there. Ticks are bad enough when I'm wearing jeans shoved in to my socks.....
Northwest coast - US. I think the little guys do poorly with dry summers.
by stockpot
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)
Replies: 45
Views: 4156

Re: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)

And quantum mechanics is still "physics." There are no separate laws of physics for different situations. There are only approximations of the Real Physics TM that are increasingly valid for different situations. Quite possibly, the world isn't accurately described by what we would now ca...
by stockpot
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The End Came, so now what?
Replies: 66
Views: 5826

Re: The End Came, so now what?

Where will you get a flock of reindeer and learn how to herd them so quickly?
by stockpot
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783424

Re: Confessional Thread - Nobody expects the mouldy inquisition!

Confession: I don't know what American Gladiators is
by stockpot
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The End Came, so now what?
Replies: 66
Views: 5826

Re: The End Came, so now what?

Well bugger. How the damning hell am I supposed to cross the channel without fuel, carpentry skills or any idea how to drive a ship? Well, I could always try and steal one at Dover - they're bound to have compasses, fuel metres, gauges and all sorts of stuff to help me get across. Hell, it might ev...
by stockpot
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdy/Cool Art?
Replies: 26
Views: 2922

Re: Nerdy/Cool Art?

If you're into Tolkein, some of Ted Nasmith's work is pretty cool.
by stockpot
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:20 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)
Replies: 45
Views: 4156

Re: Certainty (not in a Heisenberg way)

Science never proves things to be true, but once we've realized that a model fits our observations really, really, really well, it's easy to pretend that it's been proven.
by stockpot
Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The End Came, so now what?
Replies: 66
Views: 5826

Re: The End Came, so now what?

Right now, I have a house, a wood stove, a good-sized chunk of land in temperate climate, a book describing how to grow a balanced diet on a similarly sized chunk of land, a water filter, and a decent river within walking distance. Unfortunately, I live not too far from a city, which is sure to prov...
by stockpot
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cheese
Replies: 156
Views: 16577

Re: Cheese

American Cheese isn't cheese. It is the blasphemous ungodly insult on all that is cheese. It is the illegitimate bastard child of cheese.

Are we talkin' about cheese from America or that cheese from America that's squishy, orange, and comes in individually wrapped slices?
by stockpot
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: On becoming an omnivore... advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 2048

Re: On becoming an omnivore... advice?

So general consensus is to just ease into it? Makes sense enough. My other half (after ten veg. years) went for a steak sandwich, and he said he could feel it work its way through his entire digestive system over the next day or so Do you remember how long it took before he (or you) could do that wi...
by stockpot
Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442340

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

:(
What's the matter, Mr. Kittysquid?
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442340

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

Are they bugging you because they think the ends look scraggly and gross or because they think you should change hairstyles more frequently? If it's the former, just get it trimmed a few inches. If it's the latter, pshhht. That's their problem, not yours.
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tata, Car!
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Tata, Car!

INDIA and China are still profoundly rural countries. Sure, there are big cities with 10, maybe 15 million people in them. But the important thing to remember is that beyond these cities, there are still half a BILLION people who live in the sticks. These people still get around by slow, non-automa...
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rudd's Mandatory Web Filter
Replies: 55
Views: 6538

Re: Rudd's Mandatory Web Filter

Oh nose! Pictures of naked people will murder our children! I think blocking Myspace would do more for the safety of Australia's kids than any content-based web filter. I don't know much about who these people are or the Australian legal system in general - is this policy definitely going into effect?
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: On becoming an omnivore... advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 2048

On becoming an omnivore... advice?

(This is the opposite of Delalyra's thread.) I have been a vegetarian for more than fifteen years, and I would like to temporarily become an omnivore for the sake of travelling to some places that won't necessarilly be able to accomodate my vegetarian diet. I hear humans take to omnivorism exception...
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The most awesome house imaginable
Replies: 120
Views: 12162

Re: The most awesome house imaginable

Even if you were to build your house in the tropics, the rooms would only get something "full daylight" around noon or so. At other times of day, you'd get about as much daylight as you would in a gigantic hole. Depending on how shallow the home is, you could be in the shadow of the ground...
by stockpot
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Playground tube-maze for ADULTS!?
Replies: 37
Views: 3384

Re: Playground tube-maze for ADULTS!?

They'll be reeaally popular at school, too. :P
by stockpot
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help me impulse-shop.
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Help me impulse-shop.

Oh man. There is so much cool stuff on Amazon. A gnome away from gnome calendar . $6.99 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H54RJ43ZL._AA240_.jpg The Audubon Raptors Calendar 2008 (Sadly not what you think) Unused from a third party seller for $6.76 Raptor by Paul Zindel $4.99 Oregon Trail of Ol...
by stockpot
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Artificial insemnination with two male sperm cells
Replies: 39
Views: 4617

Re: Artificial insemnination with two male sperm cells

I've never heard of it being done with two male sperm cells, but it's possible to do with male or female stem cells, which can develop both into eggies and into spermies.
See this
by stockpot
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alone on New Year's Eve
Replies: 67
Views: 5082

Re: Alone on New Year's Eve

Climb a tree and watch the world in silence. Build and elaborate snow scene involving raptors and their fleeing victims-to-be. If it's not to depressing, go people-watching. Join another group of people at a bar, fireworks show, or somewhere else where there are lots of people gathered. Go exploring.
by stockpot
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3442340

Re: Girl Thread: Attack Wombs to the Ready!

They are really fucking hard to find. It took a long ass-time for me to find a few girlcargopants (because boycargopants don't fit me) that have actual pockets rather than fake stylish pockets. I feel like this thread has already covered this topic, but it is still plenty GRR ARG GRR. [girl-thread-...
by stockpot
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 367618

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

I think that one's actually true.
by stockpot
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Posters, and the Posting of Them
Replies: 69
Views: 13098

Re: Posters, and the Posting of Them

I have: 1 wolf conservation poster 1 snow leopard appreciation poster 1 a poster of a heron Several posters and 1 postcard with cats on them (not including the above) 1 postcard with birds on it 1 enormous and really detailed map of the united states and its territories An assortment of things I've ...
by stockpot
Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Exhibitionist, much?
Replies: 72
Views: 6534

Re: Exhibitionist, much?

Being naked in the woods where there's no sharp stuff and you're mostly alone? That'd be awesome and deeply spiritual for me. It's a little less awesome than you might expect. For one, finding a place outside of a city, a park, or a snowfield that doesn't have much sharp stuff is suprisingly diffic...
by stockpot
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 143449

Re: Tea Snobbery

I adore herbal camomille tea with honey.
For caffeine, I drink Earl Grey, Chai from a coffeeshop, or any decent green tea.
by stockpot
Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Exhibitionist, much?
Replies: 72
Views: 6534

Re: Exhibitionist, much?

Out of bed, I never stay naked for very long because I'm a lot more comfortable with some sort of pants and some sort of boob support. I'm not uncomfortable about other people being able to see my body, but I'm very aware that it makes everyone else very uncomfortable so I keep myself covered except...
by stockpot
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?
Replies: 25
Views: 4159

Re: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?

These people are desperately trying to hold onto their past. That's why "native" americans are in such bad shape today. They can't understand the concept of change. Everything changes or dies. They had hundreds if not thousands of chances to drive white people out of the country. They fai...
by stockpot
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Non-productive Uses for Science!
Replies: 74
Views: 7480

Re: Non-productive Uses for Science!

Kineticka wrote:How does one quantify "clean"?
I'd go for number of organisms left on surface (after some specified scrubbing and washing procedure) or amount of oil/residue left on surface (after specified scrubbing and washing procedure).
by stockpot
Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?
Replies: 25
Views: 4159

Re: The Lakota Secede? What-huh-where?

Does anyone know if the people who told the state department that all the lakota were withdrawing from the treaties were the people who have the legal right to do so?

Judging by the lack of media coverage, seems like the US isn't taking them too seriously.
by stockpot
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?
Replies: 135
Views: 18388

Re: Thinking about going vegetarian...advice? thoughts?

Letsee 1) Pick up a simple vegetarian cookbook or two. (Example: Mollie Katzen's the Moosewood cookbook) Substituting tofu in for chicken in every recipe is vrey boring, unless you're really skilled with tofu. Substituting fake chicken in for chicken in every recipe is really expensive and will prob...
by stockpot
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Non-productive Uses for Science!
Replies: 74
Views: 7480

Re: Non-productive Uses for Science!

Sadly, memories aren't physical little baubles floating around in your brain. Not well uderstood, but It's pretty clear they aren't particles. If Nova has taught me correctly, carbon melts at a very, very high temperature and very, very high pressure. Something like 100 atm. So artificial diamonds a...

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