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  1. That was one of the more illuminating books I've ever read.
  2. Most of the older movie preshow ones are pretty adult in nature. Was probably the advent of Saturday morning cartoons that started their association with children's programming.
  3. So these Greek tourists would have been using soot producing lamps to explore the Great Pyramid. From your statement here we can conclude this: is mistaken. As can be verified by the numerous pictures of soot inside the Great Pyramid. There was at least a sarcophagus left inside the Great Pyramid. The mummy was probably looted in the past. We have used old bones as relics, medicine, and pigment(aptly named mummy brown). Would be a greater surprise if there was a mummy still inside of what had to be the most obvious target for ancient tomb raiders. Piezoelectric refer
  4. Caused by different pollutants acting in conjunction with radiation in the upper atmosphere. I have not read about any process faster than naturally occurring ones to get rid of them, that we can do efficiently over the amount of area involved.
  5. You are assuming that the line itself can't expand. Imagine walking down a 5 kilometer road and someone drops in an extra kilometer on you. At your end point you've gone 6 km without ever traversing the same point twice. In the hypothetical external view, there is probably nothing to see. The Universe either has no external surface area or no mass-energy has reached you.
  6. If you want to get a bit zen, it is expanding into itself. Distance can be stretched or squished. It isn't the fixed quantity you are thinking of it as.
  7. Steam power is one thing. Ancient technological wizardry is just fantasy. All evidence suggests it was just a giant tomb for the Pharaoh.
  8. The Universe is adding more space internally. A-------------B A--------------B Both letters are stationary, but by adding a " - " I have increased the distance(space) between them. It is better to think of space-time as a taffy than the fixed construct we deal with in everyday life.
  9. Popcorn: You need more saleable skills. I am unsure if what you are saying is true, but if it is then people really aren't going to pay you for what you are willing to do for free. There are all kinds of jobs out there for those who want them. I am personally not putting my knowledge of refrigeration, hydraulics, diesel engines, Oxygen generation, network engineering or coding, to use. I am still however getting payed and could pay off all my debts tomorrow were it of value to do so. I really don't see a lot of effort coming out of you to actually change your situation. Ran
  10. The "no-soot hypothesis" is bunk. At the very least tourists since the Greeks would have used conventional lamps. The Egyptians themselves used a low soot producing variety. Olive Oil lamp with a covering. A number of the tombs would have been open to the sky during construction and could have easily been painted with natural lighting. http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_lights_fd1.htm No piezo crystals. Possibly they meant pyroelectric which would make more sense, considering the fire and all. None of those mentioned either but at least they would make more sense.
  11. Maybe look for an internship or working in a tech support role?
  12. I'm of the opinion the amount of total work will increase until the economics balance. Humans in the service/arts/science sectors, robots in manufacturing. Main issue is transitioning the workforce. Similar to the problem outsourcing poses.
  13. You lost me at ELF That Rule 110 demo was pretty awesome though: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn I want to try making a game like this one: http://dabblet.com/gist/2076449 Moveable character on a game pad using only CSS
  14. I thought iNow's response was good. You really have to take your answers as you get them online. Drugs that block cholecystokinin, will have some impact on the effect. Effectively blocking an increased sensitivity to pain. Also acts as a hunger suppressant. Might be a clue there. ie. "Don't look for food if in potential danger." More to it than that though. How evolution got from hunger to pain sensitivity is beyond me. I just don't see Big Pharma as being interested in funding the research. Nor do I see private grants being awarded to study something so variable and
  15. I just don't hear any concrete action being taken(budget, requesting debt reduction, payment plans, etc). Best I've seen in terms of free resources offered: http://creditboards.com/ It is perfectly normal to end up in a hole, nothing in the world that says you must stay in one. There's plenty of wealth concentration shenanigans going on, but at the same time there's people merely putting their money/credit to work for them. Still work and has its own set of rewards.
  16. Allows you to simulate memory with only a styling language(CSS). Clicking the image will cause the text to show up. Dragging the image will cause text to remain. Works in Firefox and somewhat in Chrome. http://jsfiddle.net/w7B6S/2/ Typically more appropriate JavaScript is used instead, so kind of novel. There are similar tricks out there, this is just the first time I've seen this particular method put to use. Technical: In Firefox if you drag an image, the active state remains until you click elsewhere. If you drag in Chrome, it will only last until you move the mouse
  17. What all have you done to get out of debt?
  18. I mainly just don't see what the other trait(s) might be. Somewhat relates back to the existence of it's nicer twin, the placebo effect. If you've got some ideas I'd love to hear. Seems a fairly important area of evolution that has been overlooked. Most of the focus is on drug trials and how the effects can impact results. Placebos outscoring actual medicine
  19. I really haven't seen much out there in terms of actual research as to the "why" it exists. I suspect evolution just found it to be of value at some point. Cause a physiological change based on perception, positive or negative. You see me react badly to an unknown plant and your brain is likely to treat it as poisonous regardless. It could just be me that had an allergic reaction, but with limited knowledge it is more advantageous to err on the side of caution. Quite a few cases in history where we've managed to determine beneficial practices without knowledge of the underlying cau
  20. Yeah, this is my thinking as well. Match the group you are with. Generally some mix of recognizing what others are good at, while downplaying your own skills. Both to reasonable limits of course. Don't be afraid to shine, just be willing to share the spotlight.
  21. Proprioception is pretty well understood... Entirely possible to fool the system and "replace" the phantom limb. All based on your perception. If your theory was correct, your visual perception wouldn't matter.
  22. Endy0816


    Best mention I could readily find: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_rehydration_therapy#Physiological_basis As I understand the above the higher sodium concentration is enough to get the glucose through. Also Osmos is more commonly referred to as Osmosis. Equalization across a membrane.
  23. Exactly my point. Thankfully, I didn't come up with that bit of craziness. Why it is used as an example. Parthenogenesis is at the far end of theoretically possible, but wouldn't have any reason to think it would result in someone with male characteristics. Only other real world thing would be if Mary was a chimera with a former male sibling's cells. In that case Jesus would be normal in terms of his genetics, if not the circumstances of his conception.
  24. Falls under magnetohydrodynamics. Combines Navier-Stokes with Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. I've always been kind of interested in it after we had a case of ball lightning on the sub. Followed the poor guy up a ladder(read: stairs). He survived but got singed pretty good.
  25. I'm really not saying miracles are real. I'm saying there is some evidence out there. Not the best quality of evidence nor delivered by the most reputable research, but still evidence to consider. I'm sure most people have seen the assorted documentaries and whatnot. You venture too far down that path though and you are left talking about the Omega Point theory, baryon-lepton conservation and Jesus being a XX male. My personal plan is to wait until I die and then ask. God and/or an Afterlife may not exist, but one can still make plans based on a potential. Anyways in that vein
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