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  1. @swansont , my apologies for extending the discussion. @Xorim look at your mobile (cell) phone keypad
  2. "Yes, but" replies the flat earther smuggly "the air gets thinner the higher up one goes which weakens the effect of the atmospheric distortion so one can see further." Simples 🤣
  3. I and the team of detectives I supervise do exactly that, thank you very much Not by me they're not. Utter bollocks.
  4. Dord

    Today I Learned

    E=pc Thank you @Markus Hanke et al
  5. How far have you got with trying to answer it yourself? Post your thought process and I might be able to give you some pointers.
  6. Are you referring to the 5 (or sometimes 6) I's? • Inoculation • Incubation • Isolation • Inspection • (Information) • Identification Or something else?
  7. Apologies, I omitted the following in error... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABO_blood_group_system#:~:text=The I designation stands for,the red blood cell antigens. Sourced from: Klug, William S.; Cummings, Michael R. (1997). Concepts of Genetics (5th ed.).
  8. I was taught that the reason we use base 10 is simply because we have 10 fingers and thumbs.
  9. Isoagglutinogen https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/isoagglutinogen#:~:text=(ī′sō-ăg′,to which it is attached.
  10. "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?"
  11. This thread reminds me of the "return journey effect" which has continued to confuse me since my childhood trips to the seaside. Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/202005/why-does-it-take-longer-go-there-come-back?amp
  12. @Bufofrog is referring to the other, rather niche, Spanish Inquisition... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spanish_Inquisition_(Monty_Python) (I can't seem to embed a video)
  13. I'm not sure if the US President has studied the Classics or not, but this quote springs to mind...
  14. The OP may mean vitamin D which increases the absorption of certain minerals in the human body.
  15. Excuse my ignorance (I'm a detective not a scientist after all), but doesn't this come close to being a pretty good definition of absolutely identical...
  16. Dord

    Source of All

    Depends if they're bio or non-bio
  17. Syme, a Minitrue lexicologist, has this to say about reducing the size of a vocabulary... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak#:~:text=Newspeak is the fictional language,1949)%2C by George Orwell. Careful what you wish for.
  18. This reminds me a bit like a fractional distillation experiment I did it my shed a while back. The first thing that I had to resolve was ensuring sufficient insulation around the heat source and condenser.
  19. Any reasonable quality control at the design and production stages would eliminate any such flaws. Unless it's homemade?
  20. For what it's worth... I consider such social engineering to be a human objective, whereas science is just a means to an end. And as humans are so diverse, tribal and argumentative the classical vision of Utopia is IMO impossible. (I cite the Bolsheviks from revolutionary Russia and then the Soviet Union as an example of a failed Utopian 'experiment' for want of a better word.)
  21. Metal corrosion requires(?) moisture so I guess* the same would apply for plastics. Also, as well as any environmental conditions, it may well depend on the type of salt being applied the type of plastic being used. Not much help, sorry! *I know it's not a scientific term, but I'm not a scientist!
  22. There's a (fairly) famous quote from poem The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Coleridge that emphasises this very point... "Water, water, every where, nor a drop to drink." https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834 (Although the modern version has not instead of the outdated nor.)
  23. Have you noticed the red dots by your right hand? They seem to be in a similar position relative that side's headlight ie at about 1 o'clock.
  24. It seems to be pretty awesome looking camouflage... https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110425120344.htm#:~:text=A team of researchers at,hindwings that are folded underneath.
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