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by Izawwlgood
Thu Nov 22, 2007 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Drugs
Replies: 23
Views: 3957

Re: Drugs

For a really fun time, goto a hospital with ethylene glycol poisoning. Glycerol looks like normal ethanol but with another alcohol on the other end of the ethane chain (HOC 2 C 2 OH, instead of C 3 C 2 OH), and is metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase. The resultant is some nasty acid, i think dietha...
by Izawwlgood
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plant respiration at night
Replies: 17
Views: 13246

Re: Plant respiration at night

Sunsnail wrote:Except for the fact that mars' atmosphere is really, really thin?


there are a million and a half problems that would have to worked out...



I'll post somewhere else, its a separate discussion.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hellgate London. Anyone played it yet?
Replies: 28
Views: 3356

Re: Hellgate London. Anyone played it yet?

Game needs fixing, but i'm really digging the summoner. Diablo2, one of the greatest games ever, had like 2 years of patching before it reached its superfine state. So give HGL a chance.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plant respiration at night
Replies: 17
Views: 13246

Re: Plant respiration at night

SirNotApearingOnThisForum wrote:There are lots of plants that grow like crazy above the arctic circle in the summer.


Very diffuse light. And theres still a 'night', its just 2-4 hours long.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EvE Online
Replies: 23
Views: 6838

EvE Online

Any players? Thoughts? Funny stories in space? I once shot down an ore thief with an Ion Blaster on an itty 3. Challenges or ideas, want to join up and get some stuff done?
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I'm looking for a very specific kind of game...
Replies: 35
Views: 3488

Re: I'm looking for a very specific kind of game...

Try Eve online, its not free, but its sci-fi and strategy, and economics and IN SPACE!
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 33965

Re: Ayn Rand

The reason why I don't call myself a libertarian, though, is probably a difference in opinion on what the "rights of the individual" are. I'm curious, can you expand on this? Middle of the Fountainhead, weird rape-flavored sex scene. If you've read it and didn't notice it, then... I don't...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 252432

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Any and all victorian era literature.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A question about heat
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: A question about heat

Oh yeah... Friction.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plant respiration at night
Replies: 17
Views: 13246

Re: Plant respiration at night

If plants died under continuous light, there would be much less weed. I'm pretty sure hydroponics growers use a 12-12, or 14-10, or 16-8 or some such cycle for their plants. I could be wrong, but I was under the impression that theres an upper limit to the amount of sunlight one could pump into one...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Hyperion quartet!
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Hyperion quartet!

I reread books. I have reread this book set more then any other. Dan Simmons is a master storyteller and knows how to throw a good hook. Somehow managing to combine Keat's Hyperion poem on the upstart gods of Olympos overthrowing the ancient Titans with the Canterberry Tales and a twisted story of t...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Song of Ice and Fire
Replies: 567
Views: 219194

Re: Fire and Ice?

Loved these books, read to the fourth after tearing through the others and felt that it just started flagging. I found myself more interested in the characters that were written about the least, Ayra, Bram, Jon Snow, the Dragon princess (who's name eludes me), and the eldest Stark girl (who's name a...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 33965

Re: Ayn Rand

I have not followed this discussion but I do very much enjoy Ayn Rand, and all arguments for/against libertarianism aside, I find it a good moderate between knee-jerk liberal democrat and uber-conservative rightwing republican. That a government should only exist to protect the rights of the individ...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A question about heat
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: A question about heat

Another item to consider is the amount of heat energy lost by the engines production of mechanical energy. The heater will turn most of the chemical energy in the gasoline into heat energy, while the engine will turn some to mechanical energy, which will not heat the room. (A spinning rotor will not...
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Thermodynamics Equation Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Thermodynamics Equation Help

You could always go with the "the more energy i put into my girlfriend, the more our relationship deteriorates" bit.
by Izawwlgood
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plant respiration at night
Replies: 17
Views: 13246

Re: Plant respiration at night

All plants rely on the night. You cannot keep a plant in sunlight 24/7, which is why the moon is an unfeasible place for growing plants (28 day light cycle). Photosynthesis, which requires light, is the process of converting water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide into glucose and constituents. Respiratio...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Primary colours.
Replies: 78
Views: 8704

Re: Primary colours.

The color wheel indicates what colors lie "between" what colors. This makes sense if you draw the spectrum as a line. However, the color wheel is round. So, if you move towards UV, things become more purple and more purple and more purple and VIOLA, your back at reds! Is this just a method...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Burning salt water
Replies: 49
Views: 6096

Re: Burning salt water

As far as i can tell, the energy released is NOT from the ionization process, but from the combustion between hydrogen and oxygen gas. So, pump water with an incredible amount of radiowave EM energy, which induces hydrolysis, and light it. Its not really combustion of salt water, but combustion of t...
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2116854

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Longtime reader. Recent college graduate. Brewer of bad beer. Drinker of much sake. Proponent of much argumentation. Libertarian liberal! Purveyor of Mars! Fan of laziness.
by Izawwlgood
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0346: "Diet Coke+Mentos"
Replies: 114
Views: 25296

Re: Discussion: Diet Coke+Mentos

One wonders what would happen if vibrating corn starch + water was somehow COMBINED with coke + mentos awesomeness.

Anyone read Cats Cradle? Remember Ice-9? Maybe awesomeness would crystallize out in the universe and if the two were combined and it would be... Awesome-9.

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