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  1. Gilded


    I accidentally my mental health, is this bad?
  2. Gilded


    Yes I know, it's the three-headed monkey.
  3. Ionic configurations and the van der Waals force come to mind.
  4. Gilded


    Especially since the holidays are near, listening to and singing Cthulhu Christmas carols is recommended for maximum insanity.
  5. While very strong alternating magnetic field (which doesn't happen with these rings) can affect nerves in nifty ways it doesn't stop aging and those rings are just utter BS. Pseudoscientific new age nonsense.
  6. Surely there are still jobs for mercenaries around the world, legally too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_military_contractor "The PMC industry is now worth over $100 billion a year."
  7. Sure, I believe that's called being British.
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    Luckily these days very few are burned at the stake because of it.
  9. Yeah but it's misleading. Although from the context one might guess it was microfarads, as with millifarads at that voltage the screwdriver would've most likely vaporized entirely.
  10. I'd say if the population just keeps on growing at this rate things are going to get quite ugly in the next few decades. That might be beneficial for mankind's success as a species though.
  11. The fermentation doesn't happen because the yeast wants to make ethanol. It happens because it needs energy (which it gets from the sugars and such), ethanol is just one of the waste products. And waste products leave an organism's body for a reason. Mammals breathe air, and expel carbon dioxide, which is very toxic to them. It's not very healthy to swim around in one's own feces or urine either, which is sort of an analogue to ethanol concentrations rising in the yeast's environment.
  12. Then I'm guessing you meant µF rather than mF.
  13. Holy capacitance, Batman! That's one of those "fridge-sized" capacitors right?
  14. Well obviously it represents pH and alkalinity. Also, you can figure out the mass of the NaOH that's in there for example, just like you could from any molar quantity, and with calculations like these you can also figure out what sort of solution you need to have to achieve a certain pH. But in the end it's just basic (pun sort of intended) practice I guess.
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    When it got to the bacterial manganese conversion I giggled a bit. Then it got to the master race nuclear war and pitchblende part and I almost fell off my chair. That is the most utter BS I've read in weeks. It's a sort of rancid cocktail of fairy tales, sci-fi, random new age mumbojumbo and very, very bad science. Xenu, is that you?
  16. Yes 0.16mol is the necessary amount. Since NaOH is a mono... something base (can't remember the English term) and contributes just one -OH, equally many molecules of HCl are needed. Thus the NaOH concentration is the 0.032mol/ml I mentioned. 0.16mol/5ml (original amount of liquid) = 0.032mol/ml. I hope I've gotten this right so far, it's been quite some time since I've done even these kind of simple calculations.
  17. If by refills you mean nuclear shells and by PEZ dispenser you mean the 203mm howitzer you have in the backyard then that's great!
  18. Well, the water was neutralized with the HCl solution that contributed 0.16mol of hydrogen ions, so there had to be 0.16mol of hydroxide ions in the 5ml; a 0,032mol/ml concentration. I'm not really sure what use that is though, as you could've derived the concentration from the original pH itself... or is that what they are trying to teach you at the moment? I guess that serves as an adequate demonstration of the logarithmic nature of the pH scale then.
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    I read this great book called the Necronomicon. I especially liked the part about "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn".
  20. Well perhaps not the very first, but after that it's pretty important. Constipation is a bitch.
  21. Gilded

    Happy Anniversary

    I've never cared for lengthy speeches, so I'd just like to say that during these years it has become quite clear that SFN is built on, and supported by, its fine members, standing on an electrically heated foundation of epic win and awesome.
  22. Another fine example this are many stellar phenomena involving very massive bodies. Immense amounts of energy are released when something falls or collapses into a black hole for example, and events like this (amongst magnetars) produce some of the most luminous gamma ray bursts in the universe.
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    molten alloys

    Can't see why not, after all it's pretty much the same as any solution.
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