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Re: Random natterings

Postby poxic » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:57 pm UTC

I've heard of other people (totally not me) breaking up the leaves, sautéing (how is that even spelled) in butter for a bit, then dumping the whole mess into the cookie/cake/etc recipe in place of civilian butter. A buddy once made the butter mix then took it along camping. Spread on toast and eat like that, still works.
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Postby Thesh » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:15 pm UTC

Yep, that's cannabutter. Personally, I'd rather use CO2 hash oil than actual plant material to make it since it's a lot easier to measure dosage (and contributes less flavor). But, of course, that usually requires you live somewhere with legalized weed or are willing to invest in equipment (ethanol is better for homemade extractions, but has more flavor and is better for vaping). Even then, commercial edibles have been shown to have very inconsistent in dosing.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Angua » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:56 pm UTC

I didn't know what those fancy words meant.

I've never actually had anything to do with marijuana.
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Postby Thesh » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:33 pm UTC

Decarboxylate = remove a CO2 molecule from a carboxyl group (COOH). This converts the non-pyshchoactive THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) to the psychoactive THC. Your liver then converts the THC to 11-Hydroxy-THC, which is mostly what you get when you use edibles (which has different effects altogether), since all the THC goes to your liver before it reaches your brain.

But basically, all these chemical reactions (combined with uneven mixing) contribute to it being really difficult to get consistent doses for edibles; which is a problem compounded by the fact that it can take up to 2 hours to fully feel the effects. Another reason why I prefer vaping. The problem with vaping is that it requires equipment (whereas joints and edibles do not), and can get expensive. Usually, I vaporize - heat flower or wax between 365-400 F (185-205 C) to vaporize the THC, which is more efficient than smoking and produces a lot less tar - it leaves a resin behind that is 50%-90% THC, that you can collect and use, but it takes much much longer to build up; what might be a light fog after vaping, is thick black tar when smoking - and then when the glass mouthpieces get thick with condensation, I simmer in whole milk and make hot chocolate and experience a high ranging from a moderate buzz to being unable to get off the couch, which is left to chance.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Sableagle » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:10 pm UTC

"Eat one and get high. Eat four and find out what heroin feels like without having to find a vein." - approximately the last line in a recipe I saw years ago and never tried.
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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:02 pm UTC

Liri wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:I'll tell you what my friend does, since her oven is broken and she's borrowing mine to make one this weekend.

Are you... aiding crimes?

Since It's not yet legal in Kentucky for personal use, uh... obviously?
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Thesh » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:04 pm UTC

Also, supremacy clause.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Liri » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:10 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:"Eat one and get high. Eat four and find out what heroin feels like without having to find a vein." - approximately the last line in a recipe I saw years ago and never tried.

That's, uh, that's about what my roommate and I experienced when we ate 3 edibles each (at once).
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Liri wrote:Are you... aiding crimes?

Since It's not yet legal in Kentucky for personal use, uh... obviously?

I was being quite facetious. :wink:
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Postby Sableagle » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:09 pm UTC

Liri wrote:... my semesterly tutoring observation.
Oh, speaking of tutoring, here's a line from my tutor:
Conclusion - Quite clearly see that the static charge created by the balloon on my hair was attracted to the positive nature of the water, therefore bending to the left in my experiment.


I wouldn't have said that. I'd have said that the polar nature of the water molecules caused them to be attracted to the charge on the balloon. Technically, charged balloon and polar water molecules are attracted to each other, rather than just one to the other, but if you're using the balloon to move the water flow it's normal to describe the water as being attracted to the balloon, isn't it? Also, yes, the balloon, not her hair. Those are kind of minor compared to the word "positive" there, though. How the heck does she know the balloon's negatively charged?

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Re: Random natterings

Postby speising » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:17 pm UTC

attracted to the positive nature of the water

This sounds incredibly esoteric. Are you sure your tutor wasn't into dowsing, homeopathy, astrology, or similar phantasies?

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Postby Zohar » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:30 pm UTC

As Sableagle mentioned, water is polar, so that may be the source of the error? It's kind of a strange phrasing.
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Postby somitomi » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:57 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:As Sableagle mentioned, water is polar, so that may be the source of the error? It's kind of a strange phrasing.

Does this make icecaps around the poles double-polar (or "bipolar")?
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Re: Random natterings

Postby speising » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:25 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:
Zohar wrote:As Sableagle mentioned, water is polar, so that may be the source of the error? It's kind of a strange phrasing.

Does this make icecaps around the poles double-polar (or "bipolar")?

And AGW a bipolar disorder?

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Re: Random natterings

Postby poxic » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:27 pm UTC

Serious answer: I think two-ness is part of the definition of polar. One [X] goes one way, the other [X] goes the other way. (Magnetic charge, electric charge, planetary rotation axis, that sort of thing.)

Two-ended things in a state of one-ended-ness are described as monopolar, as in the eternal search for the magnetic monopole.

Less serious answer: I do worry sometimes about Earth's mental health.
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Postby Sableagle » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:33 pm UTC

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Postby Sableagle » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:13 pm UTC

Today's paper edition said it "interfered" and I thought they meant electromagnetically, which I suspected was bollocks.

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The paper edition also said that the co-pilot had to crawl along the ceiling to get back to the cockpit, which would have implied sustained "negative g" and the plane doing loops belly-in and roof-out, which I'm pretty sure didn't happen.
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Postby Angua » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:12 am UTC

I keep seeing all the things about women in science on my facebook with the 'nevertheless, she persisted' and it reminds me of my supervisor for my third year project. She had originally been an engineer in South Africa, but when she moved to the UK for her husband's job, she ended up in biology doing work on bone and cartilage (which makes sense for an engineer). She remembered in the 70s or 80s when she and one other woman scientist in that field went to a conference in Oxford in the time when there were still colleges with no women allowed - they weren't allowed in the dining hall to eat and they had to go and find a cafe nearby.

She was one of the most respected people in her field when I went to work with her, and super lovely at making sure I had something to show for my 8 weeks even though most of my samples got contaminated with fungi. I'm glad she persisted.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby Felstaff » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:35 am UTC

Liri wrote:
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I can confirm that, after much scrutiny and deliberation, this is indeed a word after all.
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Re: Random natterings

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Felstaff wrote:
Liri wrote:
sessile

I can confirm that, after much scrutiny and deliberation, this is indeed a word after all.

It's a favorite of biologists.
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Postby Sableagle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:43 pm UTC

It distinguishes one of two species of English oak from the pendunculate other.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:49 pm UTC

Now you're just making words up.
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Postby Sableagle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:07 pm UTC

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiti ... glish-oak/
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiti ... ssile-oak/

Two native oaks, one with acorns on stalks, the other with acorns sitting snug against the branches.
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Re: Random natterings

Postby speising » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:18 pm UTC

Pedunculate.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:25 pm UTC

speising wrote:Pedunculate.


Defined as "having a peduncle". Gee, thanks, dictionary :roll:

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Re: Random natterings

Postby speising » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:27 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
speising wrote:Pedunculate.


Defined as "having a peduncle". Gee, thanks, dictionary :roll:

I guess "stalk" is just too plebeian.

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Postby somitomi » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:20 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
speising wrote:Pedunculate.


Defined as "having a peduncle". Gee, thanks, dictionary :roll:


Like my scientific calculator telling me 5/6 = 5/6. I still don't get why the decimal display isn't the default setting...
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Postby ucim » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:55 am UTC

...because five divided by six is exactly equal to 5/6, but is not equal to .833333333?

Perhaps there should be an "approximate" button next to the "equals" button? But seriously, getting an answer in rational form is often useful.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:47 pm UTC

What happens if you enter 10/12 ?
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Postby suffer-cait » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:33 pm UTC

This subfora currently has 8008 threads. So no new ones.
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Postby Whizbang » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:02 pm UTC

That or make 8000127 new ones.

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Postby somitomi » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:48 pm UTC

ucim wrote:...because five divided by six is exactly equal to 5/6, but is not equal to .833333333?

Perhaps there should be an "approximate" button next to the "equals" button? But seriously, getting an answer in rational form is often useful.

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There's a button to switch the display from fraction to decimal, but I'd prefer the decimal to be the default. The rational form is useful, but I need the decimal form much more often. The calculations I do with my calculator usually don't concern themselves with more than four or five significant digits anyway, so the inaccuracy never bothered me.
You, sir, name? wrote:What happens if you enter 10/12 ?

Gives me 5/6. This is where this function of the calculator makes sense, which makes me wonder why it doesn't display the result in decimal when the fraction can't be reduced any further
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Postby HES » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:32 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:The rational form is useful, but I need the decimal form much more often.

So much this. I'm nearly always working to millimetre precision (and even that's overkill most of the time).

Might be less of a problem for American engineers, don't they use fractions for sub-inch measurements?
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Postby Whizbang » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:35 pm UTC

We only use Big, Extra Big, and 'Merica sizes here.

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Postby Flumble » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:44 pm UTC

Are you 'murricans still using 400nm resolution chips? :shock:

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Postby ucim » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:58 pm UTC

Dunno. Are those the big ones, or the extra big ones?

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Postby SecondTalon » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:05 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:Are you 'murricans still using 400nm resolution chips? :shock:


400nm


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Postby Sableagle » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:08 pm UTC

Commie, maybe, but nanometers have done nothing to deserve being called socialists.

Socialists are, according to some guy running his mouth in LorRO's world chat, worse than communists. He didn't explain how, but if we take his word for it you ought to stop at calling nanometers communists.
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Postby Clix » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:30 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:Commie, maybe, but nanometers have done nothing to deserve being called socialists.

...<Snip>...


Nanometers? Since we were talking 'Murricans' I thought nm=Nautical Miles... :oops:
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Re: Random natterings

Postby slinches » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:33 pm UTC

HES wrote:
somitomi wrote:The rational form is useful, but I need the decimal form much more often.

So much this. I'm nearly always working to millimetre precision (and even that's overkill most of the time).

Might be less of a problem for American engineers, don't they use fractions for sub-inch measurements?

In mechanical engineering, we only use fractions for some standard items like fasteners with 1/4" threads and above. Materials like sheet steel and wire use "gages" which are neither fractional nor decimal, but most dimensions are listed in decimal notation with tight tolerances often referred to in mils or "thou" (aka thousandths of an inch).

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Re: Random natterings

Postby New User » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:28 am UTC

Where I work, everyone reads measurements in thousands of an inch. But literally every spec has a zero in the thousandths place, so really all the specs are rounded to the nearest hundredth of an inch. So, for example, if I measure .430 on my calipers, I hear people every day saying the dimensions are "four hundred and thirty thousandths," or that the spec for a given part is, "four hundred to five hundred" (meaning if the actual size is anywhere in between .4 and .5 inches, it's okay to pass inspection). I do it also, just because it's how they do it in the workplace, but it's interesting that nobody ever says "forty-three hundredths," and I'm pretty sure that if I were to start saying that then I would hear a lot of, "huh?" "What do you mean, four thirty?" and so forth.

Also, the digital calipers I was given measure to the nearest tenth of a millimeter, but to the nearest thousandth of an inch. I use both on a daily basis, but the specs are in hundredths of an inch (or thousandths if you ask other employees). Almost everyone ignores the thousandths digit, so if something is measured to be .437 they would still say it's .430 (although I've seen some written reports with a non-zero thousandth digit, it's uncommon).


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