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Curious layman

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  1. I think a lot of my clothes are mostly nylon at the moment (note to self- go shopping fatty). I do remember getting a really good suit for a wedding once, had to get measured for it. The difference in the fit was amazing, remember feeling really good, didn't want to take it off. Wearing a tux would make feel like James Bond so would definitely want to go to a casino and pose with a vodka martini, shaken not stirred of course Got a really good leather jacket that makes me feel like the fonz as well. Good clothes really do make you feel better, anything that makes you feel good will give you more confidence and clothes can definitely do that. So yes, definitely.
  2. Sorry if I've misunderstood, but I thought it was impossible to go higher than c?, isn't c always the same no matter what? By c you mean the speed of light right?
  3. Just found science forums evil twin, suppose everybody has a doppelgänger.. https://evolutionfairytale.com/forum/
  4. Your not the only one, I'm having cheese on toast for breakfast because of this thread. Sirloin steak and cheese (Stilton), Pecorino and mushroom burger, Goats cheese pizza, cottage cheese with jacket potatoes, my god, I'll be eating cheese all week now. Me too, but it's better than dying of nothing
  5. It's what JP Morgan had (Rhinophyma, commonly due to untreated Rosacea) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosacea https://en.m.wikipedia.org/Rhinophyma
  6. A very good friend of mine has just been diagnosed with throat and chest cancer, you should see the amount of medication he has to take, not to mention the chemotherapy. He has no medical insurance, but because of the NHS it wont cost him anything. Instead of spending his money he's saved over the last 40 years on medical costs, he can pass it on to his grandchildren instead. Serious illness shouldn't bankrupt you.
  7. I'm still surprised by this fact, when I look at Democrats and Republicans, I think of Labour and the Conservatives, in the U.K. the blues (conservative, Republican), are generally the better educated people, the middle and upper classes, not always of course. But that's the impression I've always had. When I said wealthy, I wasn't thinking of the top 1 percent, just the people with good jobs.
  8. Ive always associated the Republicans with business, and the wealthy. So I'd assumed a lot of their supporters would be from these kind of backgrounds- private schools, Ivy League college, things like that. So I'm surprised that the more educated you become, the less likely you are to be a Republican. And I've always associated the Democrats with the working classes- Factory workers, street cleaners, waitresses, low income families etc..
  9. Even if is it true, it's not like there letting it hold them back are they? After all, their back in the White House again. Must be all those prayers.
  10. An old thread but... Never heard of this term before, and I have these thoughts a lot, nice to put a name to it. Its nothing suicidal or anything, just the same as when people slow down for a car crash, curiosity. I read a lot of crime as well, especially Mexico where the violence has been taken to the extreme, and I'm often wondering how people can do things like that, especially to children. Without wanting to cause alarm to anyone, I think about what it would be like to jump of cliffs and buildings all the time, or the best one, falling into a black hole
  11. really? Never knew this. Would of thought that with the support from the big corporations it would be about 50/50. Fascinating and slightly worrisome at the same time.
  12. Not me, maybe I'm just used to processed cheese, but I find proper cheese too rich, too fatty for burgers. "American cheese" slices are a must.
  13. What's all this about "American cheese" being terrible, I love it. There are some better ones now as well. Can you think of a better cheese for burgers? Mc Donald's wouldn't be same, Mmmmmmm....... Would be nice to get some of the better cheeses from America though, hopefully with the new trade deal they'll drop the tariffs. We'll make you a deal America, you drink our wine, and we'll eat your cheese.
  14. Moon rock The Apollo missions brought back 2200 samples weighing 382 kilograms (842 lb). The Russians have brought back 301grams (10.6 oz) from three sample return missions. Also important to note, there have been more than 370 lunar meteorite finds, mainly in Antarctica, Northern Africa, and Oman, with a mass of over 190 kilograms (420 lb). I'm pretty sure the Queen was given some moon samples as a gift, about 3 grains or something.
  15. He'll see for himself when he moves to Europe. Having unbiased news will help too (depending on where he moves to of course). If i get sick, I go doctors, get my prescription, go to chemist, and get my medication, if I need to go to the hospital then I do, simple as that, I don't pay anything (outside of taxes). I feel sorry for Americans with their health care, they really do get f^^^ed over when it comes to health care, I've heard some Americans pay more for health insurance than they pay for their mortgage. To me, it's the same as the gun debate, I don't think they'll ever find common ground, politicians don't work together anymore, too much trying to f^^k each other over, when the only thing they're really doing is fucking everybody else over. Unfortunatly, I think Americans will have to wait a long time for decent health coverage.
  16. A grand tour of the solar system first, then the nearest neutron star, not too close though, obviously, after that anything with really extreme weather. Something like this would be perfect: https://www.space.com/22614-blue-alien-planet-glass-rain.html Then planets wich could be habitable, then for the big finale, a trip around a black hole.
  17. Seriously Impressive, Never thought about the heat released from a hurricane before. Makes me think about the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. We really are puny when compared to Mother Nature, if there's a God, we'll call her Mother for sure.
  18. What about using a 100 of these instead. MOAB (mother of all bombs) might not do much but would be pretty awesome to watch.
  19. https://www.reference.com/science/much-oxygen-rainforest-produce-6183d08637f543b7 (Please Correct me if I'm wrong) Sounds like the biggest problem we would have if the Amazon wasn't there, would be the loss of its ability to soak up carbon rather than the loss of oxygen it produces. worryingly, the Amazon is taking a third less carbon than a decade ago. https://www.carbonbrief.org/amazon-rainforest-is-taking-up-a-third-less-carbon-than-a-decade-ago (from 2015)
  20. Is breathing a desire though. Always thought it was a necessity, something we do sub-consciously . I thought yes before, but sitting here smoking, I'm not so sure.
  21. If it wasn't, I'd be in prison by now for stealing Ferrari's, and probably stalking as well.
  22. The Atmospheric EFE-TC (go to 5:10). By AsteronX Doesn't give any details of amount of energy needed, which I've learnt usually means....yeah right, you wish. But an interesting site nonetheless. Abstract... Demonstration of a wingless electromagnetic air vehicle (Applied Physics Research Group, University of Florida, Gainesville) takes a while to load.
  23. koni, I love your enthusiasm, and the fact that your self taught, but seriously, you need to do a better job of explaining the purpose of these threads. sometimes it's hard to know if your asking if something can be done, or saying it can be done. a link or two would be helpful as well.
  24. Full story at link....https://phys.org/news/2019-08-filter.html Original story by Erica K. Brockmeier, University of Pennsylvania. a diagram of how the nanofilters are made (top panel) and their microscopic structure (bottom panel) after Abstract.....Post docs Xunda Feng, now at Donghua University, and Yizhou Zhang and graduate student Qaboos Imran, have conducted a study at the lab of Chinedum Osuji which describes a new way to create nanoscale water filters, which as well as being flexible and robust, also have anti microbial properties. When designing a nanoscale filter, engineers usually start with something that resembles a microscopic strainer or a sieve. Water travels through individual holes that are spread along the strainer and are held together by a solid material that fills the space around them. Osuji's group, experts in modifying the chemistries of block polymers, large chains of molecules with large "blocks" of repeated sequences, found something unexpected while studying a similar material. Their discovery led them to "inverting" their design strategy: turning the "holes" of the strainer into solid fibres, leaving the previously solid portions of the structure open. The material was engineered with cross links between individual fibres to add support. Also included in the polymer are chemical structures that give it antimicrobial properties, which will prevent it from being clogged by bacteria. Osuji says.. "Reverse osmosis is highly developed and very efficient at removing all but the most challenging contaminants, but there are places where it is not cost effective, such as in the treatment of brackish water, treatment of industrial wastewater before discharge, or water softening, there is a possibility to push these new membranes into those regimes".
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