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by Sungura
Mon May 26, 2008 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?
Replies: 129
Views: 12490

Re: How many ways can you empty a glass of water?

seladore wrote:Measure its momentum really, really accurately.

Repeat if necessary.


Aye!
by Sungura
Mon May 26, 2008 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Re: Wireless internet

Okay thanks for the input. I was thinking to stick to wired for desktops - we did a good job with that (ran it under the carpeting even to hide them) and I'd hate to pull all that out lol. So still the two options - hook in an access point to the open port on the hub, or get a whole new router, so I...
by Sungura
Sun May 25, 2008 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Wireless internet
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Wireless internet

Right now in my family we have three desktops, all in the same room so they are wired. However, I now have a laptop for school, and my mom is thinking on getting one as well. So, we'd like to have wireless too (or instead?). We have a Linksys router with four ports, only three are being used. What w...
by Sungura
Sat May 24, 2008 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Courses That Ruined You
Replies: 74
Views: 11122

Re: Science Courses That Ruined You

I wanted to take the chem sequence just to see if inorganic was as bad as people made it out to be, and reading this thread makes me so glad that I didn't. It's too bad so many people seem to dislike IC. I suspect the common revulsion comes from a combination of bad teachers and lack of curiosity o...
by Sungura
Thu May 22, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 37732

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

Okay...bit confused. I finally figured out I could click over to Michigan to get something within my area. But meet ups apparently are only for local time at 4:00 on Saturdays, so only the location it gives for Sat are meet up times, correct?
by Sungura
Sun May 18, 2008 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.
Replies: 64
Views: 6854

Re: Kung-Fu/Martial Arts in general.

...I kicked a guy and ran away. But it still counts. As my Aikido instructor used to say: He who fights and runs away Lives to run away another day :mrgreen: Interesting. See in the style I'm in they say: No one gets injured in 100% of fights that do not occur. Totally different philosophies, appar...
by Sungura
Sun May 18, 2008 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is anything actually random?
Replies: 26
Views: 2835

Re: is anything actually random?

The uncertainty principle essentially states that there is no way to precisely know both the position and velocity of a particle, which prevents physics from precisely predicting the future (hence the randomness) ... So I suppose you could say that random comes from things we cant predict with curr...
by Sungura
Fri May 16, 2008 1:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 17762

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Some papers I have read seem to do this which to me is mere circular reasoning with no fact just the person's own biases determining the date. Ah, tricky. You mentioned the target, which is unbound ("Some papers I have read"), making it indefensible. And you further insulated yourself wit...
by Sungura
Sun May 11, 2008 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Calculating level of concentration.
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Calculating level of concentration.

K sp is a solubility constant. So it says at saturated concentration the product of the two salt's components equals that Ksp value. In this case K sp = 1.08 x 10 -16 = [M 3+ ][X 1- ] 3 We know the solution is saturated (it told you this much) but I feel like there is something missing in the proble...
by Sungura
Sun May 11, 2008 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 17762

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Okay I have another question. What about the limits of Carbon-14 dating? The way I understand it people don't believe it to be accurate past a few thousand years old (at least, this is what I have been taught at the university). And some things won't even date right...I can't remember the papers on ...
by Sungura
Mon May 05, 2008 2:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 17762

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Yes I've heard the arguments from most of those fields - I know what you mean. But I haven't heard the history one. (Hence why I asked the question to see if there was something new to learn :) ) What history books debunk YEC? And how are you claiming this argument from history books? I thought the ...
by Sungura
Sun May 04, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 17762

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Is the question of this thread really the age of the earth or about the idea of creation itself? Just curious. I think we can agree that the world started at some point. The "Big Bang" has pretty conclusive evidence after all; I don't think any of those "Oscillating Universe" th...
by Sungura
Sat May 03, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Scientific writing style
Replies: 49
Views: 6930

Re: Scientific writing style

I live in MI, and the schools here do not teach grammar. We have English, but we just read books and write reports. Kids think in "intro - three body - conclusion" terms, but they don't even know how to write a good intro or conclusion, much less give the body paragraphs content! In my 11t...
by Sungura
Sat May 03, 2008 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old
Replies: 146
Views: 17762

Re: The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Is the question of this thread really the age of the earth or about the idea of creation itself? Just curious. I think we can agree that the world started at some point. The "Big Bang" has pretty conclusive evidence after all; I don't think any of those "Oscillating Universe" the...
by Sungura
Sat May 03, 2008 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Orgo
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: Orgo

DON'T MEMORIZE. Seriously, I know this sounds completely wrong but it is so true. All you need to learn to do pretty much every reaction they teach you are a few simple concepts. You know that, you know the mechanisms, so you can easily predict any reactants or products if it is a simple product/rea...
by Sungura
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0415: "Restraining order"
Replies: 99
Views: 30225

Re: "Restraining order" Discussion

xichimos wrote:"But officer! I thought they meant logical or!"


Drat! Someone thought of it first! :cry:

(It was my first thought as well as soon as I read it! :lol: )

Edit: I went back and read the alt text, I think what you said is better.
by Sungura
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 29732

Re: Re:

Hoping to study math at University of Waterloo the year after next year. My favorite math prof went there :) Eddie's the best! Cookies during exams! (Seriously, he did bring us cookies!) Plus he's the funniest math prof I've ever met, and one of the nicest. And you'll rarely catch him saying "...
by Sungura
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:55 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 29732

Re:

Hoping to study math at University of Waterloo the year after next year. My favorite math prof went there :) Eddie's the best! Cookies during exams! (Seriously, he did bring us cookies!) Plus he's the funniest math prof I've ever met, and one of the nicest. And you'll rarely catch him saying "...
by Sungura
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I no longer feel safe on my college campus
Replies: 127
Views: 11608

Re: I no longer feel safe on my college campus

Wow so who knew? MY TURN! Oakland U closed campus today - threats similar to ones found at a Chicago campus. They won't release what they said, but Chicago's said something along the lines of "Be prepared to die on April 14th". They are, of course, reopening tomorrow and I happen to have T...
by Sungura
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins (between game discussion)

Are we ever going to get a new game going?
by Sungura
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins (between game discussion)

Perhaps we need a minimum post/day requirement (maybe 5?), and if a day goes by that the poster didn't post, they are automatically removed from the game. This would keep people posting, and also quickly get rid of those who cannot participate actively. I like the idea of immunity after someone post...
by Sungura
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I no longer feel safe on my college campus
Replies: 127
Views: 11608

Re: I no longer feel safe on my college campus

As for ARR's suggestion, I fully back it. Not because it'll help you that much if someone goes out on a shooting spree, because nothing short of spending the rest of your life in a mecha will completely protect you, but because simply having the skills as a back-up builds confidence. Most of the pe...
by Sungura
Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I no longer feel safe on my college campus
Replies: 127
Views: 11608

Re: I no longer feel safe on my college campus

Are there any self-defense classes you can take? I know my answer of being proactive came from the fact that I do study a martial art, and in our philosophy, you want to be proactive not reactive to situations. Of course, this requires the level of awareness that Jjarro mentioned. Perhaps you would ...
by Sungura
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best error messages?
Replies: 238
Views: 31961

Re: Best error messages?

Computer cannot detect keyboard.
Press any key to continue.

Yeah, kinda cliche I know - but I DID get that error message!
by Sungura
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 67493

Re: Discuss your Signature

Mine is sorta my "logo" for my rabbitry...yeah I breed and show Holland Lops. Most Hollands are a color called "tort" - and it's quite boring IMO. There are a LOT more colors recognized, and they are starting to get more common than they were when I started in 2001. But, I specia...
by Sungura
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

Bummer. There can't be too many peeps left. I only got a measly one :? then I got taken out. Oh well. I was waiting for my next person to come on for almost 48 hours...I can't wait to see how this stuff is fixed in the next game as I sure as heck don't have ideas lol. But I agree - the whole nonpost...
by Sungura
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

kellsbells wrote:How many are left standing?


You're not keeping track???? :twisted:
by Sungura
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 27793

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

A common example of palatalizing in English is the word "mingon," as in "fillet." (Well, it's not English, but you get the idea.) The consonant "n" is pronounced "softly," which is what I've been calling it instead of "palatalized." (In Russian it r...
by Sungura
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 345208

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

I've never had beer. Which is a good first beer to try?
by Sungura
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

Don't feel too bad Z.A.K, I'm dead now too. :P I didn't get a chance to kill my next target! He didn't log on tonight yet :roll:

EDIT: I'm dead :P But I was right on who had me first and second! :mrgreen:

Please make sure i'm signed up for the next round!
by Sungura
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

It is lucky for you that I am not the one after you (being dead and all) or you would be dead. Though I don't know if this thread counts... does it? No, Malbert said this thread is a safe zone :D Sorry charlie, better luck next time. Gotta work on the stealth I guess. I'm a quite obvious sort of pe...
by Sungura
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I no longer feel safe on my college campus
Replies: 127
Views: 11608

Re: I no longer feel safe on my college campus

I think the trick is to become proactive. So you feel unsafe on campus. So, how can you start to feel safe? The unknowing is the scary part IMO. So make a plan. Think about for every one of the paths you travel on campus, every classroom you sit in, "what would I do if someone came in and start...
by Sungura
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

Yeah you go now. Go find your target.

I, shall go find mine. Or perhaps I'll just go die. I might be dead. Or might not be. Only the Shadow knows!

:twisted:
by Sungura
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

yeah, the people who generally post a lot have been most assassinated. To be expected I guess. I am thinking about ways to change the game to also give bonuses to people who post a lot... I will talk about those when this game ends though. I told my brother about this game, he says we need 3 winner...
by Sungura
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Forassassins (between game discussion)
Replies: 108
Views: 7996

Re: Forassassins

I need mine to post more too. This is sorta hard! I can't be too hard to hit, I posted last night at 5:06pm EST and it went unanswered for over 12 hours - almost 24 hours actually (which I believe, if I read the rules correctly, 12 hrs is our time frame)! So some of you are super-sneaky and not stri...
by Sungura
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Saying "rabbit" in other languages
Replies: 74
Views: 27793

Re: Saying "rabbit" in other languages

Cool thanks! I'm getting a list going of languages now - and thanks for the kanji and hiragana!

I have a question though, what is palatalization?

I have no clue :oops:
by Sungura
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: TAG, you're it
Replies: 65
Views: 4282

Re: TAG, you're it

I guess rodan...

Can I guess Z.A.K. too?

:)
by Sungura
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25982
Views: 2314092

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted. You can never eat again.

I wish I could ballroom dance.
by Sungura
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard
Replies: 176
Views: 33269

Re: The Most Sciencey-Sounding Word/Phrase You've Heard

How about dichloromethane & methylene chloride?? You can confuse a lot of people with those two (or is it, that one?? HAHA!)
by Sungura
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Training an Ear
Replies: 43
Views: 5043

Re: Training an Ear

I used to only listen to "Christian Music" too...then I heard Josh Groban. From him I went to listening to Lucia Micarelli (violinist), Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Michael Buble, Angelique Kidjo, Blues (like Miles Davis), and Jazz (Herbie!!!). But...I guess that's not rock, is it? I do pay at...

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