Re: Which is better?
"proper bacon doesn't require cooking"
Does curing the meat kill the Trichinella cysts?
2237 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009
"proper bacon doesn't require cooking"
Does curing the meat kill the Trichinella cysts?
But Vancouver is a long way from Quebec, in more ways than one.
"the data is anonymized"
But, it's DNA. And, partly thanks to the Mormons* and other credulous numpties, there's open source genealogy and DNA all over the internets. So, it's not beyond the wit of man to see it's possible to link the DNA in this database to gullible family members. Ask the Golden State Killer.
*LDS members like to baptise dead relatives. So, they love ancestry.com and ancestryDNA. The fact that these companies are based in Utah is blind coincidence.
p.s. I'm not making this up.
"I'm amazed the Highway Patrol haven't pulled over a couple in the back seat of an auto-drive Tesla yet."
So that when they meet the lane divider they'll be going out with a bang?
Yep. I went to the (old) MCG once and saw the Richmond Tigers. They were sponsored by the Australian anti-drink&drive campaign. The players shirts had 'Drink Drive Bloody Idiot' on the back. Sadly, I think the sponsorship ended when a bloody idiot player got pissed up on booze and crashed his vehicle. A bit like Alastair Burnett and his 'Police, camera, action' road safety TV shows. He was subsequently banned from driving for 23 months and fined £3000 after being arrested, charged and convicted of drink driving because he crashed into a hedge and telegraph pole while 3 times over the drink drive limit.
Indeed, shouldn't it be 'softball sized'? The planet Mars is softball shaped.
You need myxomatosis. Viruses work better than fences, which is why all that pirated content is full of them.
Re Denarius :- "I will have to think about seaborne travel more positively."
I think you'll find that you're better off avoiding travelling in Indonesia. Altogether.
Where is this planet Mar?
" you don't see many shooting stars."
"Scientists think four times as many comets dust Mars with their tails compared to our home planet, as a high proportion of comets hang out near Jupiter, the red planet's next-closest neighbor. So there could be many more meteor showers visible from Mars than from Earth."
It's true that there aren't as many people there to see them though...
These things worked as well. Little flyby CubeSats that relayed back the landing telemetry. Neat.
These guys have an electrostatic cleaning system.
1. Read everything before doing anything.
2. Put your name on the upper right hand corner of this paper.
3. Circle the word "name" in sentence two.
4. Draw five small squares in the upper left-hand corner of this paper.
5. Put an "x" In each square.
6. Put a circle around each square.
7. Sign your name under the title.
8. After the title write "yes, yes, yes".
9. Put a circle around each word In sentence no. 7.
10. Put an "x" in the lower left hand corner of this paper.
11. Draw a triangle around the "x" you just put down.
12. On the reverse side of this paper multiply 703 by 9805.
13. Draw a rectangle around the word "paper" in sentence number 4.
14. Call out your first name when you get to this point in your paper.
15. If you think you have followed directions up to this point In the test, call out "I have".
16. On the reverse side of the paper add 8950 and 9850.
17. Put a circle around your answer.
18. Count out loud In normal speaking voice backwards from ten to one.
19. Now that you have finished reading, do only steps one and two.
Screwdriver? You need a bobby pin.
Since the fifth plenary session of the National People's Congress, that'll be Emperor Xi to you, sonny Jim.
"we all need a hobby"
If the scatman can do it, so can you. Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope...
Triggers broom = Ship of Theseus
Mate from the pub lived about 4km from the local exchange that he got his ADSL from. He had all sorts of problems with it. One day, after a thunderstorm, his modem was dead. I gave him a clip on ferrite and told him to loop the incoming wire to his new modem through it. Common mode impedance = turns squared and all that. All was well for a few years, until his data rate started getting worse. They sent out an 'engineer' who told him to remove the ferrite, because it could affect the signal. As if. Anyway, two weeks later, another thunderstorm, another dead modem. And then they finally fixed the corroded connection up a pole...
Out here in the sticks, my office is about 600m from my house. We have fibre to both, but we also kept the old ADSL for backup. We run servers at both sites. Then I bought two of these, £160 the pair exc. VAT :-
Redundancy is now via the microwave link, stay under 1W and you don't need a licence. One of them is bolted to a fence at the office, the other screwed on up a beech tree at the bottom of my garden. You need line of sight. It's meant to work over 25km, so the 600m link is rock solid. Even when the UPS man parks in front of the dish. Reminds me, must get the ladder out...
We covered the cost in 3 months, we were paying for business broadband on the ADSL with static IPs etc.
"Or did I miss yet another meaningless Internet meme?"
Nope, you're suffering from a mild dose of etymological fallacy disease, whereby you hold that a word can only have its historic meaning, rather than a different present day definition. For example, I imagine that you think "since" and "while" can only be used as temporal connectives, not as logical ones (meaning, roughly, 'because' and 'although'), as (since?) that was their original meaning.
Turns out that they are nasty little bastards.
p.s. OK, Tufty was a red squirrel. BTW, it's illegal to release a grey squirrel back into the wild, so, even if the thing had been saved at the zoo, they'd have had to kill it anyway.
Perhaps 'Kid A' is a suitable moniker to keep everything in its right place, unless the child knows how to disappear completely.
"The fastest man-made moving object is currently Voyager, "
No it isn't. Parker solar probe is faster. 60km/s vs. 17km/s for Voyager.
That'll never happen. Wait...
We might as well mention the 'real' Parker I suppose.
Is it spiraling inwards? No, it's ellipsing inwards with the help of Venus!
FWIW, it's not just a case of "setting the controls for the heart of the Sun". You need a lot of delta-v.
p.s. Careful with that axe, Eugene Parker. IGMC.
Where million-to-one shots happen every day! (or night, more likely)
"Unlike metal-enriched gas that efficiently cools via dust and metal-line emission, metal-free gas can only cool significantly via atomic (H), molecular (H2), and deuterated (HD) hydrogen emission. Hydrogen can only cool gas down to temperatures T < 10^4K, and H2 is a poor coolant at T < 200 K. While HD can cool gas below T ≈ 200 K, the small cosmological ratio of deuterium to hydrogen limits its contribution to cooling. "
In space, a gas cloud cools by radiation. There's almost no gravity, so there's no convection, and there's no conduction as there's nothing to conduct to. Hydrogen might be a good coolant in some circumstances, but not in this one.
My beef is with the phrase "up to". If only the Advertising Standards Authority would ban these two words in any commercial, we'd be up to a million times better off.
People called Romanes they go the house?
Not 'ducks and runs'. Dead or alive.
His coffee was crap though!
Toxic? No, not really. But it seems inhaling the dust isn't a good plan. The victim would be better off having a shower, I reckon.
Go here to vote on the new £50 note.
Obviously, it should be James Clerk Maxwell. Third greatest physicist of all time, and, as mentioned in the article, people with an enormous bushy beard are used to stymie prospective forgers.
JCM made a much bigger contribution to science than anyone mentioned by the BBC, but he wasn't gay, disabled or a woman, so it seems he has little chance. The irony is, that without Maxwell, there would be no broadcasting anyway. It'd be the BC.
Well, a googly is also known as a wrong'un, so I'm OK with that. Better than being a chucker, that's for sure...
Quite a bigly sized parachute then! Can the size of something have a size? How many sizes can a house have? What's the size of one hand clapping? IGMC
So, The Register has made its peace with Doctorow now?
Not much, if any, better than placebo.
"Aussie snakes is where we are world beaters. Last I checked we have seven of the top twenty most dangerous snakes." No. No you don't.
Actually, it's not true that things in Australia have especially evolved to kill humans, whether it seems so or not. For example, almost all snake deaths are caused in countries where there are lots of people, and where snakes have thus evolved to live among humans. Unfortunately, folks seem to rate snakes on how well they kill rodents, of which there are plenty in Australia, and which the local fauna has evolved to bite.
"Although mouse tests (commonly called LD50 studies) are important so researchers can have standardized baselines for venom studies, they really have very little to do with what happens when a snake bites a human. LD50 is the smallest amount of venom (stated in milligrams venom per kilogram mouse weight) that when injected into a standardized group of mice will kill half the subjects. Many standard lists of the most venomous snakes are based on a study published in 1979 by A. J. Broad and colleagues working out of Australia, which partially explains the strong Australian bias of the list. The well-known venomous snakes of the Americas, Africa and Asia are mostly absent from the list and simply were not included in the study."
All that said, St. Patrick had the right idea.
p.s. " [Australians'] death rate due to snake bite is about the same as the United Kingdom and Holland
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@Gordan. "I call Goodwin's law."
Are you worried that the kid will grow up to be a banker?
(Or did you mean Godwin...)
Yes, it's raisin the temperature.
What's a terrawatt?
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