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by Ulc
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Girl Scouts Admit Trans Girls--Homophobe calls for Boycott
Replies: 116
Views: 11606

Re: Girl Scouts Admit Trans Girls--Homophobe calls for Boyco

Those numbers are quite a bit higher than I would of expected as well. I mean yeah I get that people of such a minority don't go aorund telling everyone but I don't "know" of a single person in any of these "catagories" (Is that the wrong word to use?). I figure I would know at ...
by Ulc
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!
Replies: 24
Views: 9020

Re: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!

Font is 13px Arial, which is the same size as these very forums, and Arial ties with Verdana as one of the top used fonts on the web. Much of the text is pure black or 80% black. It's also far uncluttered from the old version (use the gear icon on the inbox page - not the top right one - and pick o...
by Ulc
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:32 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!
Replies: 24
Views: 9020

Re: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!

I'm a UI designer and I've never heard of people having 'instant headaches' with designs when it doesn't involved sharp red-on-blue stuff. So could you specify which bit of the interface annoys you? Is a native client not an option, either? Lack of contrast, poor and small font (and no choice in fo...
by Ulc
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!
Replies: 24
Views: 9020

Decent online email service? Or, fleeing the new gmail!

So far I've been using gmail, but since they seem really insistent that the new look will be enforced - this more or less makes it impossible for me to check my email on my laptop without instant headache (yes, I've tried the tinkering with the new look) and the chat function that I used a fair bit ...
by Ulc
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2518923

Re: Postify your facerity

felltir wrote:Mine and kewangji's facerities! He is at my house!


Best news in a while :D
by Ulc
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HIV-positive man receives 35-year sentence for spitting
Replies: 125
Views: 16933

Re: HIV-positive man receives 35-year sentence for spitting

Also, I forgot to note this earlier - spitting on people is grody. Mass disrespectful. Sure is. However, 35 years in prison for being disrespectful to a police officer is over the top, no matter how you look at it. A fine or short conditional sentence is appropriate, but a 35 year sentence certainl...
by Ulc
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 16500

Re: Milk is bad for you!

You going to provide any actual arguments, or is it just a rant "Milk is for babies, therefore it's bad for you!" I've no intention of following links to look for someone making your argument for you. Fine, I'll quote you some stuff. Nobody seems to have looked at it anyway. These are all...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How often do you use statistics?
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: How often do you use statistics?

miedvied - raw data is messy, learn python if you want to do it the easy way - the hard way being pasting columns from one .txt file to another for all eternity in the wonderful "a monkey could do this!" style. If you've a table-like structure, then it's hardly messy; I've found that AWK ...
by Ulc
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How often do you use statistics?
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Re: How often do you use statistics?

A biochemistry/biophysics masters student, depending on how you define it, I use statistics quite often, or never at all. As in, all my experiments need error bars, and all work I do is considered alongside the errors given - but I practically never touch it myself, it's an automated function in the...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 16500

Re: Milk is bad for you!

As a lactose intolerant type person, I have to agree with this thread. Though most people I know still drink the stuff even though we're not supposed to be able to digest it past age 3 or whatever... we do anyway. I drink it to the peril of myself and others in my vicinity. If you were allergic to ...
by Ulc
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2518923

Re: Postify your facerity

Whelan wrote:When did you get a dog? It looks guilty about something.


In general, my experience with springer spaniels leads me to believe that they always have something to be guilty about.
by Ulc
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 310476

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

. I might add that brewing industrial scale is actually seriously easier than brewing small scale at home! I'm with you there; having a complete set of equipment, made for the task at hand, that is all designed to work together makes a huge difference. It's hard to go back to a system of kludged to...
by Ulc
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trigger]
Replies: 65
Views: 10131

Re: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trig

Unwanted sexual contact (defined as unwanted sexual experiences involving touch but not sexual penetration, such as being kissed in a sexual way, or having sexual body parts fondled or grabbed) I've been sexually assaulted on too many occasions to count. That's news to me. Well, yeah, I'd definitel...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trigger]
Replies: 65
Views: 10131

Re: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trig

Also, drunk, high? At what point of drunkeness does it become rape? 0.08% blood alcohol? It says "alcohol facilitated" but plenty of people drink a beer or two to loosen up...if they have sex that night, I wouldn't think that they were taken advantage of. And being high? It doesn't specif...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 289281

Re: Actual Drnukenness!

Vodka sucks imo That likely just means "I've never tasted proper vodka and thus makes claims I have no idea about". Like with any other liqueur, vodka comes in a huge range of qualities - sadly most people don't realise that good vodka actually exists, but it does. It's a very smooth tast...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fatty Liver and Carbohydrates
Replies: 8
Views: 8309

Re: Fatty Liver and Carbohydrates

This may be the wrong forum. If so, feel free to move this, mods. I recently got back the results of some blood tests and it turns out I'm developing somewhat of a fatty liver apparently due to a high carb diet. So I need to cut back on carbohydrates. The doctor gave me a recommended maximum, but I...
by Ulc
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trigger]
Replies: 65
Views: 10131

Re: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trig

but it seems to me it might still be possible that people would deny such a thing, for whatever reason. Yes, it's quite common too. Which is part of the reason that such surveys doesn't ask "have you been raped" but "have you had sex while you didn't want it, and expressed that you d...
by Ulc
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trigger]
Replies: 65
Views: 10131

Re: New Study Reveals Shocking High Incidences of Rape [Trig

Yeah, the numbers I've heard ranges from one in six to one in four, depending on how conservative the estimate is, the definitions of rape used and the phrasing of the surveys the estimations are based on. The number of men reported raped here are lower than usual though, most estimates that I remem...
by Ulc
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Drawing figures for LaTeX
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

Re: Drawing figures for LaTeX

I find that Inkscape (the newer version of xfig) is a lot more intuitive for drawing figures, and that it really works well.

Wonderful program really!
by Ulc
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 310476

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

Punk IPA. They've got it at my liquor store, I'll pick it up. Have you tried their Mikkeller collab? Which of them? They've made a few, but both Atlantic IPA and I Hardcore You are really good :) dubsola, Copenhagen really is a bloody expensive city, pints, dinners, everything cost a minor fortune.
by Ulc
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili
Replies: 46
Views: 10474

Re: Hippo's Thrice-Damned Chili

So here's one thing I haven't worked out yet: what is the difference between chilli powder and chilli flakes / crushed red peppers? Surely chilli powder is dried chillis, powdered? A general thing with spices, the more you powder it, and expose it to larger surface area with air, the more of the ta...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28369
Views: 2898590

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Maybe she looked on the lab-request form instead of asking the doctor. No, she told me the doctor told her. And then I'd expect her to get the names right :wink: My experience with that sort of thing is that it goes something along the lines of: Doctor: [blah blah doctorspeak, you understand?] Pati...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 310476

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

Punk IPA. Ulc, I went to your bar and to Mikkeller over the weekend, your bar was way too busy to say hello but I did try a couple of your delicious beers, and Mikkeller was very impressive with their 20 taps. What a great city. So much good beer! I found out where I can obtain said beers here in L...
by Ulc
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)
Replies: 17
Views: 8058

Re: PHD comic - movie version (?!?!?!)

I liked it. Our audience of grad students laughed a lot, and even the jokes I remembered from the strip still made me smile. It's not imperative to see it and the acting won't win any Oscars or anything, but I'd certainly go see it if you can. I saw it last week, it was interesting to see how the g...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Teaching activities
Replies: 5
Views: 1084

Re: Teaching activities

Former high school teacher here - and I'm not going back* Personally I mostly used experiments to break up the whiteboard time, a typical 45 min. class would for me look something like this 15 min. Getting the class in order and explaining the core idea of the days lesson at the whiteboard 5 min. wa...
by Ulc
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1412769

Re: Today I Learned

Well, I didn't mean in the history of the forum ever, I sort of meant active users, but lets see... Now, America has a population of 300 million, so roughly 0.015% of Americans are named John Smith. This means there are approximately 27 John Smiths in those 180000 accounts. Now, I don't think all o...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 10191

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

and whether any atheist is silly enough to say "God Definitely Doesn't Exist", which I am. Can you prove God doesn't exist? If you can't (and you can't, you can merely show that he is not necessary, and that there is no proof) then saying "gods doesn't exist. Period." turns it i...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Quantum Entanglement Observed on Macroscopic Scale
Replies: 8
Views: 3421

Re: Quantum Entanglement Observed on Macroscopic Scale

*Scientific articles should not be behind paywalls. Journals do not pay authors for the articles, most journals do not pay the peer reviewers, the actual research behind the articles is funded by a university, government, or other agency that is not the journal publisher, and the cost of distributi...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 10191

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

The main difference is that I update my 'beliefs' as new information presents itself. I'll let Tim Minchin sum up my position ( full video here , quite good) Why is it atheism can't be discussed without bringing him up? I understand perfectly the rant he makes, and to be honest, I understanding doi...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 310476

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

Though It'd be cool if they actually made something decent rather than totally bland - thus exposing tons of pop fans to a decent beer. So...wait...is the plan to send the beer back to the 90s? I have no idea who they are, the article however, made it seem like they were still quite popular, so I g...
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13394
Views: 1412769

Re: Today I Learned

Zarq wrote:To get back to TIL's: TIL, thanks to Kewangji, what "synecdoche" means.


So did I! And I actually also learned what Metonymy means.


Jave D - creeping out people is not something to be proud of, as any decent human being would be able to figure out.
by Ulc
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 10191

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

positive atheism: "there are no gods, period" I don't think I've ever met an atheist silly enough to make that claim, and considering that I regularly attend Sceptics In A Pub, which is basically the Danish atheist foundation's "lets drink good beers and listen to someone talking abo...
by Ulc
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 10191

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

In reality though, as I imagine that people act according to morality that's either instinctual or societal, the morality of both atheists and theists is practically the same, except for a few key differences, yes? Personally I have to ask whether someone can really be said to be acting morally if ...
by Ulc
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheists may as well be rapists
Replies: 118
Views: 10191

Re: Atheists may as well be rapists

It's really weird. IRL I don't even know any believers. Or at least you don't think you do. I seem to remember you living in Sweden? And being in university in a STEM field? Around here (Copenhagen university, I pretty much don't know anyone that isn't in university, educated from a university or f...
by Ulc
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 15362

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

I propose sex university, obviously. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/sex-university-promises-hands-on-education/ Disregarding your sarcasm, you should be able to learn everything you need to know about sex from your partner I'd think. No, not really. Or at least not if your partner is...
by Ulc
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 15362

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

With the possibility of pregnancy and std, teen sex is undeniably risky, Nope, not really. It isn't any more risky than tweenties-sex, thirties-sex and fourties-sex. Or at least it wouldn't be if our society wasn't so prudish that we don't teach kids how to have the right kind of sex*, but rather t...
by Ulc
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in US
Replies: 92
Views: 9671

Re: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in U

Nothing, but the blanket "all kosher is evil" really ought to be corrected for being absurd and ignorant.
by Ulc
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in US
Replies: 92
Views: 9671

Re: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in U

Wait, how is halal/kosher not humane but the regular slaughtering is? Regular slaughtering the animals are stunned first. Halal/kosher they have their throats slit while fully conscious. In the EU at least, flat out wrong. When slaughtering kosher animals are stunned until they are unconscious, the...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in US
Replies: 92
Views: 9671

Re: Slaughtering horses for human consumption now legal in U

Exactly what is the problem here? Opposing slaughtering horses for eating while eating, lets say, beef, pork, chicken or any other meat whatsoever is extremely hypocritical - it's exactly the same, and there is no issues with "animal cruelty, slaughterhouse stench, fluid runoff" that isn't...
by Ulc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8202
Views: 1219516

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

my friend Catherine likes the pony, too: http://www.javaschubla.de/2011/fotos/2011-12-01_20-12-56-pony-cat-small.jpeg Monika, it is a very nice pony. But that cat doesn't look like it likes the pony.. it's expression is more along the lines of "look what my owner has placed me with! Right, I k...

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