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by psychosomaticism
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Looking for evidence - Male/female differences
Replies: 266
Views: 33685

Re: Looking for evidence - Male/female differences

I too don't believe there's as large a difference as is portrayed. There's obviously some difference, but not to the point that men are from Mars... etc. As for the Wiki article that was linked above, especially with regards to the sources cited: -17. The study concludes that women have more pain re...
by psychosomaticism
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So anyway, now that YouTube sucks, anything else?
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: So anyway, now that YouTube sucks, anything else?

Vimeo isn't bad, especially for HD videos, and the content is mostly user created art stuff; this may or may not be your thing. Other than the ones mentioned above, online video generally requires a lot of hunting to find anything worth while, as well as actually knowing what you want. I find search...
by psychosomaticism
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: (Free album!) Adam McHeffey - Let's Kick Fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: (Free album!) Adam McHeffey - Let's Kick Fire

Eh, this album was okay, but just not grooving with me. No real reason, just wasn't my type.
by psychosomaticism
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10244

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

I graduated with 7.96 out of 9 from the University of Victoria, another school which uses a weird GPA (9 = A+, 8 = A, ...) Wow, you were my next door neighbor in terms of schools (University of Vancouver Island). My GPA is around 8.5 out of 10 (A being 9 and A- being 8 ), but I had a 3.7 out of 4 w...
by psychosomaticism
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Longer life for milk drinkers
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: Longer life for milk drinkers

Yeah, I can get behind that, even without a study for evidence. Just anecdotally, I feel far better eating fruits and vegetables (the latter being a misnomer, but that's another thread) than I do eating 'junk food'. I can get behind that too. My partner introduced me to healthy eating with fruits a...
by psychosomaticism
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Longer life for milk drinkers
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: Longer life for milk drinkers

But at the same time, I personally think that eating food - varied types and moderate amounts - is good. Eating food-like substances is bad. We don't really need to do any more expensive science to prove this, and that's what pisses me off. I approve of milk. Yeah, I can get behind that, even witho...
by psychosomaticism
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Major life decision...
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Major life decision...

Just by personal experience, I find laptop cases/messenger bags are really awful for carrying heavy things, as they put stress on one shoulder and alter walking a bit. I get headaches and neck strain from carrying around just my laptop, so I can't imagine carrying text books in a strap bag as well.
by psychosomaticism
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Longer life for milk drinkers
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: Longer life for milk drinkers

I can't help but be negative about this; no food is perfect, and this article says nothing about the detrimental effects of milk. What of the cholesterol content, and the milk proteins, etc? What about the longevity and low occurrence of heart disease in Asian countries that have little consumption?...
by psychosomaticism
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life expectancy of scientists
Replies: 32
Views: 5850

Re: Life expectancy of scientists

Try this. It might be a little outdated, but still useful. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=2031509&blobtype=pdf "One possible factor may be an unusually high suicide rate among pharmacists. Powell (9) noted one study which showed the suicide rate of pharmacists was 12...
by psychosomaticism
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Minesweeper times.
Replies: 33
Views: 7056

Re: Minesweeper times.

Best times: Beginner - 3 s Intermediate - 23 s Expert - 67s This was back in high school a few years ago, and I can't do it anymore. I think this is a good thing though. As for the getting 0 seconds on the first click, is it not that the first click is automatically 1 second? Also, how about the new...
by psychosomaticism
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You Might Be a Biology Major if...
Replies: 153
Views: 21019

Re: You Might Be a Biology Major if...

You get frustrated with the arbitrary definitions of vegetables and fruits in the food pyramid. Corn and peas are fruits. Can definately relate to that. As an addendum, raspberries and strawberries aren't real berries. The former is a friggin' aggregate fruit. You might be bio major if, when reveal...
by psychosomaticism
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?
Replies: 157
Views: 20705

Re: So, Any Of You Play The Guitar?

Yeah, been plunking away at my guitar for a couple years now, but as I didn't have an instrument forced on my as a child, I know very little in terms of music theory. Any good sites or books and of you could recommend for learning guitar theory, especially chord progression creation and keys?
by psychosomaticism
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Psychology

Yeah, read some psychoanalysis to learn what it's about, but keep in mind that it is largely unfalsifiable and not considered applicable for clinical scenarios, or even research. Neo-Freudians like Erikson are also interesting, and while his 12 stages of life (or whatever else he's famous for) are n...
by psychosomaticism
Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Re: Psychology

From what I've seen, first year psych is usually not too exciting, and to get to the good stuff one has to get into upper level courses. What sort of fields of psychology are you interested in? Personally, I like biopsych and neuropsych, but there's a myriad of other topics, like cognitive, social, ...
by psychosomaticism
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse!
Replies: 41
Views: 4580

Re: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse!

It would be wonderful to witness such an event, and it should be safe, since the gamma pulse won't be directed towards us. Yeah, was thinking about this - how do we know that? From my limited knowledge of it, are not gamma pulses something to be worried about if there's a chance it could this way c...
by psychosomaticism
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Underrated/overrated poets
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: Underrated/overrated poets

Robert Frost is my pick for overrated. He does write some good poem, but it just isn't that interesting.

I've always been a fan of Robert Service, because his frosty melancholy tales of the north are neat.

And Leonard Cohen, for the category of 'really popular but not overrated.'
by psychosomaticism
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Manipulating DNA
Replies: 19
Views: 2075

Re: Manipulating DNA

First off, why are we changing the DNA? Is there a reason, or is it just for kicks? I would imagine as well that as the new DNA makes new proteins that the immune cells aren't accustomed to, it would act sort of like a transfusion or transplant and cause rejection symptoms, though not right away. An...
by psychosomaticism
Sun May 17, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pizza Burger!
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pizza Burger!

Yo dawg, i herd u like junk food, so... Yeah, that hamburger could really use some more cooking. Would be a shame to have gotten through that week's worth of calories and die from E. choli. :roll: Any estimates on what the nutritional value of a serving (say, a 8th slice from the pizzas)? Just for s...
by psychosomaticism
Thu May 14, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Particle Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Particle Question

What grade are you in? Ok, but why are some more reactive with others? What makes some poisonous? Why are some different colours than others? Although, I think that the colours one might be a physics question. You can't really be telling me that the difference between something that kills you and do...
by psychosomaticism
Thu May 14, 2009 8:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Time to fix the FDA :\
Replies: 29
Views: 1678

Re: Time to fix the FDA :\

Yes, everything is a drug if looked at the right way. Amino acids can be put together into neurotransmitters or precursors; milk has added vitamins and all that. It just seems like an assinine move by the FDA to do this - is it really necessary or is it just making a point? Yeah, marketing vague hea...
by psychosomaticism
Tue May 12, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Resources for getting away from everything? I mean every.
Replies: 59
Views: 4923

Re: Resources for getting away from everything? I mean every.

Are you in a big city? If you want to get away from it all, have you considered living in a remote cabin for a few weeks, with a bunch of canned supplies and maybe a delivery every now and then? Might be pricey depending on where you are, but it might be nice to take a couple month break and live as...
by psychosomaticism
Sat May 09, 2009 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: NIN Remix
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: NIN Remix

Okay, thought I'd give a review a try, even though I don't know much about remixing; this is mostly just thoughts: -the intro is missing something, needs to catch attention more. -the intro piano section is really good though. -the repetition is good at parts, but it does get excessive at times as w...
by psychosomaticism
Fri May 08, 2009 5:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Immortallity
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: Immortallity

These points bring up a further distinction: would it not be more preferable to be able to chose when immortality ends? Should complete human repair (including but not limited to organ repairs, brain recovery, and even telomeres) become a reality, it'd mean that a body need not die (especially since...
by psychosomaticism
Fri May 01, 2009 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Giant Asteroid may not have killed Dinosaurs, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Giant Asteroid may not have killed Dinosaurs, etc

That is a really large margin (300000 yrs) if they're right. Still, it doesn't really disprove it on those grounds alone; maybe there was something else that helped extinction on its way, but I doubt the impact did much in the way of longevity of those around. And maybe the impact was the final stra...
by psychosomaticism
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ZOMG morning after pill is an enabler!
Replies: 65
Views: 5014

Re: ZOMG morning after pill is an enabler!

Yeh, I think this gets filed in the very large and overflowing file of "abstinance only teaching doesn't work" evidence.
by psychosomaticism
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Half a terabyte on an optical disc
Replies: 31
Views: 2568

Re: Half a terabyte on an optical disc

I remember reading about this back in the '90s. In fact... 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 Why is it still news? It's not coming. Give up. Er, what? 10 years of talking about something that hasn't yet arrived makes it impossible? How long were we going on about spaceflight, o...
by psychosomaticism
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield Heroes beta
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Battlefield Heroes beta

Any idea on when this thing goes open beta? I've been looking at it for a while, but haven't really been interested enough to sign up for a closed key.
by psychosomaticism
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What if we could control All of ourselves?
Replies: 38
Views: 3306

Re: What if we could control All of ourselves?

I think part of the answer is that things like your heart beating are controlled by your brain stem, whereas consciousness is a product of the cerebral cortex. Yeah, can you imagine what size your brain stem would have to be to control involuntary functions? You would have a huge neck, or some sort...
by psychosomaticism
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: My laptop takes forever to boot up. What is wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: My laptop takes forever to boot up. What is wrong?

A word of advice for the future, if it does turn out to be the fan: either use the laptop on an even desk, or keep the area where the fan is off of your pants when using on lap. Usually computer producers are nice enough to put the main fan off to one side.
by psychosomaticism
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So today I took a stand...
Replies: 67
Views: 5431

Re: So today I took a stand...

Just out of curiosity, what essay style did you use? I didn't think there was this much hate for the 1-3-1 and its derivatives; it's just a simple essay style, useful when you just want to make a point, write something small, etc.
by psychosomaticism
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What if we could control All of ourselves?
Replies: 38
Views: 3306

Re: What if we could control All of ourselves?

Yeah, but following this line of thinking gets into determinism, which isn't all that valid. At some point in chemical consequences there is a certain amount of uncertainty, especially in the quantum level, and I think it makes a good point against determinism, in that at the smallest level things a...
by psychosomaticism
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What if we could control All of ourselves?
Replies: 38
Views: 3306

Re: What if we could control All of ourselves?

I think in order to control everything at once would require a very large cortical mass. You get control over muscles because you have a goodly portion of the brain dedicated to it: primary motor cortex, cerebellum, basal ganglia, secondary motor cortex, etc. The automatic body actions are really so...
by psychosomaticism
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bill Nye booed in Waco, said moon doesn't generate light
Replies: 65
Views: 15838

Re: Bill Nye booed in Waco, said moon doesn't generate light

From Nofx's "Leaving Jesusland:" "The fear stricken, born again Christian, they got a vision a homogenized state Textbook decline, Intelligent Design They got Bill Nye on the list to execrate." And really, saying that the moon is a reflector doesn't mean it doesn't act as a light...
by psychosomaticism
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lifeform isolated for 2 million years - breathes iron
Replies: 30
Views: 2910

Re: Lifeform isolated for 2 million years - breathes iron

Maybe the finding was unprecedented because it was obviously anaerobic but was not killed by oxygen like most anaerobes. Not all anaerobes are killed by oxygen (see: facultative anaerobes ). I wonder if the scientist saying that the bacteria not breathing oxygen was interesting was just to get the ...
by psychosomaticism
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung

Would yeast fuel cells help to keep blood suger levels under control? If so I can see a new race of green tinted cyborgs in our future.... http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16882-yeastpowered-fuel-cell-feeds-on-human-blood.html That article is very cool; however, look at the date: April 1. Hope...
by psychosomaticism
Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung

Well, okay, fine then. But it'd probably lead to diabetes if you weren't careful from all the sugar production, and we'd probably have to come up with ethics of plants to deal with our new taxonomic place.
by psychosomaticism
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Player Adapter Converters
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Music Player Adapter Converters

Does it have a cassette player? I know it isn't the greatest quality sound, but you can get a cassette player adapter that just goes into the headphone jack of your player. Being that the ipod cable is proprietary, you probably won't get much in the way of converters, and I doubt there's much of a m...
by psychosomaticism
Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung

Well heck, if you could grow enough plants in your lungs, you'd never have to breathe! I'll get my coat. Why not genetically modify some of that cave moss to grow in your lungs? 8) Yeah, but the whole nonvascular plant in your body is a bit of a problem, what with plants doing that thing where they...
by psychosomaticism
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: Fir Tree Found Growing Inside Man's Lung

What exactly is that in the removal picture? The lung? That seems like a lot of tissue to get taken out. I'm really surprised the news story would even put in that it was thought to be from a seed: there's no roots, as was mentioned, there's even a cut end at the bottom of it. However, how would you...
by psychosomaticism
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: bike commuting
Replies: 49
Views: 5645

Re: bike commuting

Of course you're supposed to try to land a certain way, but the simple fact is things don't always go to plan. If they did, you wouldn't be coming off in the first place. Here's some basic numbers for my trip. Public transport, $165/month. vs 64km commute, avg for me is ~2100kcal at 66kg and 64ml/k...

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