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Royston

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About Royston

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    Señor Butt Monkey
  • Birthday 09/08/1976

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    UK
  • Interests
    Glue, bowler hats, brief cases and seagulls.
  • College Major/Degree
    BSc Hons in Physics
  • Favorite Area of Science
    Astronomy and Cosmology and Hats
  • Biography
    I've been gluing little bowler hats and brief cases to wild seagulls, for most of my life.
  • Occupation
    Engineer

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  1. You've still failed to present what this strategy is...
  2. Except that Britain along with Vietnam, France, Japan, China and later the US were all involved in the Vietnam war. It's interesting how Brexit talks are influencing the Irish-American vote. All thanks to our 'special relationship'. As for chlorinated chicken, the House of Lords have recently blocked the move to import food that yields lower (than our current) animal welfare standards... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-food-standards-house-lords-government-deal-b537450.html
  3. Which is...? This seems quite a peculiar reason, considering we're military allies with the US.
  4. Royston

    Today I Learned

    Today I learned, after a seagull knocked some off my roof, that the humble Lichen is a composite organism. It is a symbiotic relationship between cyanobacteria and fungi. Nearly 6% of the Earth is covered in Lichen, which is testament to, if you get along, you'll be successful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen
  5. Surely the reasons why somebody hates broccoli are different to why somebody discriminates to a certain group of humans. That entirely depends on who you're talking to. If it is a member of a far right group such as the EDL then yes ? If it's a naive 78 year old, then probably not. Are you not familiar with 'I'm not a racist, but...' Because the term is used in a negative light, because it's extreme, it's synonymous with terrorist in a media context. If you (quite rightly) take issue with racism, then calling somebody a racist is clearly a derogatory term.
  6. Fair enough, I kinda like the idea of children with lazer eyes taking out adults....each their own. However this is fundamental to the brexit debate... Nobody knew what they were voting for, except the people (to a certain degree) who voted remain, because it was already in place. For the people that voted leave, only a handful of powerful people knew the implications of leaving, not the public. If the public knew the hopeless mess that would entail they certainly would of not voted for it...yet it's these same people that scream 'the will of the people' and 'democracy'.
  7. I find it quite interesting that a cauldron of shit media, propaganda, and puppetry can quickly polarize a country i.e a few years ago, remain and leavers never existed...yet for some reason we're at logger heads. Personally I think we should have a civil war...the majority of brexit voters were 50+, so the younger generation should take their legs out with lazers.
  8. I don't think that makes much sense...spacetime is one entity, not two. It maybe worth familiarising with the workings of light cones and see how they behave as they go past an event horizon. If you were travelling into a black hole and you went past the EH, before the inevitable spaghettification you would not experience anything wacky (from your frame of reference). However, what truly happens past the event horizon, regardless of what GR predicts and a number of other theories, still remains speculative. Awww, that's so cute. Let's hope c stays invariant so time and space doesn't get all grumpy.
  9. FWIW here is the original report... https://jech.bmj.com/content/66/9/767 This (from the NHS website) is a good summary and highlights why the study is inconclusive... https://www.nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and-exercise/childhood-iq-linked-to-adult-drug-use/
  10. It was a joke, but sure, (I would hope) there is prior knowledge about the poll, i.e veganism and vegetarianism does exist.
  11. A sample of 11 is more than enough to come to hasty conclusions. So the majority of SFN'ers enjoy feasting on the flesh of murdered animals. Poor use of a term on my part...being physiologically an omnivore is obviously not a choice.
  12. I became a vegetarian roughly a year and a half ago, where I'd been toying with the idea for much longer. Strangely, although I've not indoctrinated myself, pass not eating meat, I find the idea of eating any meat completely repulsive, albeit I've only cut it out of my diet. There is no other influence as far as I'm aware of to trigger such a response :). I chose to be a veggie for environmental impact reasons and also are lack of knowledge when it comes to sentience. So, just wondering what you sciencey types choose as a diet choice, and why ?
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