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General Gab => Off Topic Fun => Topic started by: Tshern on October 07, 2009, 10:57:02 PM

Title: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 07, 2009, 10:57:02 PM
Don't know how to solve an equation? No idea how to remove a bubble gum from your pants? If you've got something that can be answered with a handful of sentences, ask it here and the local internet superheroes will dive in with their capes swinging!

The format goes like this:
User A: Q insert number here: Can some tell me what X means? Thanks!
User B: A insert the same number here: But of course. It means Y. No problem!

I actually don't have any questions at the moment, but the lack of a thread like this has been pestering me for quite a while. Maybe I can sleep my nights a little better now.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: archangel.arcanis on October 07, 2009, 11:11:45 PM
Q1 Anybody want some puppies? One of our dogs had a litter of 8 on Sunday. I'm trying to arrange good homes for all of them before they are old enough to be separated, so we don't get the stupid urge to keep them all. I live in Louisiana so it would be a bit of a trip for any of the European's to come by and pick one up, though they are welcome.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 07, 2009, 11:37:30 PM
Although I have no interest in getting a puppy, I am from a family whose always had a dog or three. So that's the explanation for the curiosity that is to follow: What race are they?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: archangel.arcanis on October 08, 2009, 12:33:14 AM
very mixed breeds. The vet couldn't tell us what either of the parents were. So now the puppies will have even more of an identity crisis.  ;) I'll try and get some pictures up to let you guys guess at what they are.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 08, 2009, 04:33:32 PM
Q2 - This question has a bit of a winded explanation behind it, so bear with me.

Thanks to the complaint of a single, stupid journalist, my country's National Justice Council (Conselho Nacional de Justiça) has determined that payment of a debt owed to every single servant of the Law by the government is to be discontinued. This results in a salary slash of approximately 25-30% for all those involved on the receiving end of said payment, which goes against the clause that judges and such other Law servants cannot have their salaries slashed.

My question is twofold: one, in which parallel universe where the laws of simple logic do not apply did anyone consider this to be a good idea, and two, do you guys know anywhere with sufficient attendance that I may scream my protest and hopefully kill the stupidity at its root?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: TheBrood on October 12, 2009, 02:43:29 AM
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on October 12, 2009, 03:38:11 AM
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)

For 1-3, read here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life).

For 4, not really.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on October 12, 2009, 06:25:49 AM
Q : what is the meaning to life?
QII: why is that meaning so important?
QIII: how did you come to these conclusions?
QIV: dont you love me? :)

For 1-3, read here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life).
:lmao Oh wikipedia, what can't you answer?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 16, 2009, 06:34:51 AM
5.  What the fuck does Rivfader mean?  It's in like every other Finntroll song, and I can't find a translation for it.  I person who had heavily accented typing who claimed to be Swedish on another board said he didn't know, it might be a Finnish dialect term.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 16, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
5. Definitely not Finnish, I can tell you that much. Fader is a colloquial term for 'father' but riv is a new one to me. It could be a derivative of riva, which again means 'to tear' or 'to destroy'.

Ruam would be more qualified to give an answer than I am though.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on October 16, 2009, 11:14:36 AM
5: This is what the Dutch wikipedia had to say, the English wiki didn't have any info:

Quote
Rivfader "scheurvader" - de trol die aan het hoofd van de bosgemeenschap staat.
"Rip-father" or "Tear-father" - the troll who's at the head of the forest community.

In other words, their leader.


Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on October 16, 2009, 11:27:50 AM
5. Definitely not Finnish, I can tell you that much. Fader is a colloquial term for 'father' but riv is a new one to me. It could be a derivative of riva, which again means 'to tear' or 'to destroy'.

Ruam would be more qualified to give an answer than I am though.

Swede to the rescue! Tshern seem to have gotten it quite right. It is not however a "actual" word but if I had to translate it into anything it would be "The father of tearing". This is explained by the fact that the Swedish language paste words together when we want to indicate that they belong together (for those of you interested in this I recommend this site (http://www.slayradio.org/mastering_swedish.php)). If it is from some of the older Fintroll songs it will be a living hell to try and translate since none in the previous setting actually knew any Swedish (though I still want to know who wrote the lyrics since they obviously where in broken Swedish).


The best of Finntroll's grammatical curiosities according to me is "Bland skuggor rider en odjur, som en svarta träd" translation: "Among shadows rides an beast, like an black trees", it still makes me smile every time I hear it.  

Edit: Bowen might be on to something, I tried looking at Swedish Wikipedia (that sucks some major balls) but found nothing.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 16, 2009, 02:49:28 PM
Yeah, Finntroll definitely isn't the greatest example of Swedish-singing bands. Even I find errors in their lyrics by the dozens.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 16, 2009, 06:19:28 PM
Indeed.  As rudimentary as my Swedish is, even I find that some of the lyrics don't seem right at times.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2009, 01:06:24 AM
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on October 17, 2009, 01:15:51 AM
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
A 6

No. :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on October 17, 2009, 01:22:56 AM
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
A 6

No. :p
Obviously we have a problem. We will have to fix that ... time for "Phrases in Swedish that you probably never will use !"

1. "My piranha has a Mohawk". Trans.: "Min piraja har en Mohikan-frisyr"
2. "Pardon me good sir, can this radiator be used to cook hamburgers?". Trans.: "Ursäkta mig herrn, kan detta element användas för att laga hamburgare?"
3. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries". Trans.: "Din mor var en hamster och din far luktar fläderbär"
4. "My harmonica matches your pants". Trans: "Mitt munspel matchar dina byxor"

And now some fun with Swedish Grammar

5. "A brown-haired nurse". Trans.: "En brunhårig sjuksköterska"
6. "A brown, hairy, sick nurse" Trans.: "En brun hårig sjuk sköterska"

7. "A venomous snake". Trans.: "En giftorm"
8 "A married snake". Trans.: "En gift orm" (yes, we do have the same word for "Married" as for "venom", makes sense?)

That will do for now, now study hard :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on October 17, 2009, 01:34:56 AM
Q6. Am I the only guy in this board that doesn't speak swedish?  :P
A 6

No. :p
Obviously we have a problem. We will have to fix that ... time for "Phrases in Swedish that you probably never will use !"

1. "My piranha has a Mohawk". Trans.: "Min piraja har en Mohikan-frisyr"
2. "Pardon me good sir, can this radiator be used to cook hamburgers?". Trans.: "Ursäkta mig herrn, kan detta element användas för att laga hamburgare?"
3. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries". Trans.: "Din mor var en hamster och din far luktar fläderbär"
4. "My harmonica matches your pants". Trans: "Mitt munspel matchar dina byxor"

And now some fun with Swedish Grammar

5. "A brown-haired nurse". Trans.: "En brunhårig sjuksköterska"
6. "A brown, hairy, sick nurse" Trans.: "En brun hårig sjuk sköterska"

7. "A venomous snake". Trans.: "En giftorm"
8 "A married snake". Trans.: "En gift orm" (yes, we do have the same word for "Married" as for "venom", makes sense?)

That will do for now, now study hard :p

Q7: Is there going to be a test?   :o
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 17, 2009, 02:50:07 AM
Incidentally, Swedish sounds a bit remniscent of a more complex German. I think I'd go crazy if I tried to learn its accentuation.

Q8: So how many of you out there speak Japanese? *flexes* Not that I do all that well...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 17, 2009, 03:35:19 AM
Ruam: Then is the legendary 'bride of the straw island'.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 17, 2009, 03:38:27 AM
Oh enough with Japanese.  You know why the Japanese never conquered Europe?  Fear of the Swedes.  Look it up.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 17, 2009, 03:39:22 AM
And they never had the change. Ever.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on October 17, 2009, 12:55:22 PM
Oh enough with Japanese.  You know why the Japanese never conquered Europe?  Fear of the Swedes.  Look it up.
A7. Should you ask for it.

I think it actually was fear of Swedish cooking. sweden has a lot of lakes and is never far from any coast so wherever you go you can find fresh fish. But what do we do? We dig a hole, put the fish in there, wait a year, dig it up and eat it. Or in some cases, let it ferment with some salt for roughly a year. Is this not enough for you? Take a fish, dry it, put it in a tub of lye and then boil it until can no longer be recognized. Serve any of this with potatoes.

Q8.I hate the taste of fish but I feel sorry for the poor bastards, how can they be allowed to do this to them?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 17, 2009, 03:31:08 PM
A8:  Because lutefisk is awesome.  I could go for some right now.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: SixthDeclension on October 27, 2009, 05:57:59 AM
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 27, 2009, 03:23:23 PM
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?

Japan, duh.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Banor on October 29, 2009, 06:34:25 AM
Q9: If trying to refer to Nerd as a place, what would best fit?

Star Trek con.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on October 31, 2009, 11:59:37 AM
Q10. I heard this rumour that some american re-named french-fries to "freedom-fries", is this true?

Q11. Now that the Lisabon treaty got accepted (damn governments) the United States of Europe will unofficially get created, any suggestion where I could move to escape this madness when I am finished studying? I prefer not to far from the polar circle and a fairly left wing-oriented rule.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 31, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
A10: When I first heard of that I had a check and, apparently, it is true.

A11: What's with all the panic regarding the Lisbon Treaty? A more united Europe is a better Europe. Nevertheless, you greatly overestimate the impacts of the Treaty, just give it a read here: The Treaty in its entirety. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2007:306:SOM:EN:HTML)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 31, 2009, 04:26:54 PM
A10b:  France strongly protested America attacking Iraq due to Hussein owing them a lot of money which would be erased as "odius debt" after we unseated their government.  Since they dared to tell us that there were other effects to unseating a legitimate government than we though, we took the name "French" out of everything.  Which is odd, I always heard that french fries were actually invented in Belgium.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 31, 2009, 06:49:29 PM
Theoretically in Belgium. In practice, no, because Belgium wasn't a country until 1830.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on October 31, 2009, 07:28:04 PM
Ah.  Did not know that. 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on October 31, 2009, 08:19:53 PM
Britain backed up its independence back then, which was the official reason they joined the WW I when Germany used Belgium's land to invade France.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 01, 2009, 12:21:19 PM
A11: What's with all the panic regarding the Lisbon Treaty? A more united Europe is a better Europe. Nevertheless, you greatly overestimate the impacts of the Treaty, just give it a read here: The Treaty in its entirety. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2007:306:SOM:EN:HTML)

1st. It was not long ago that people in Sweden voted "no" to change the currency to Euro, now the government just accepted this without asking anyone (most people I talk with do not even now what the Lisabon-treaty is, there is even a nice little mail the governemt got with instructions on how to cover the precess up a bit).

2nd. The entire EU is run by morons. "Hmmm, here we have an entire ocean almost depleted of fish according to the scientists and our own investigation but the fishermen gets mad if we lower their quota and/or change the quota system to a more stable one. Bah, who listens to a biologist anyway?"

3rd. The people had no saying in the question whatsoever!

4th. EU is supposed to be a trade-organisation (and a peace-organisation between France and Germany, I live in neither of them), they are walking on very thin ice, trade people, not a semi-nation, how hard can it be?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on November 01, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
1. Undemocratic for sure and I don't like it either, but it's a good thing it finally happens. Sweden, my new habitat and, well, all countries that don't use euros yet should finally get to the 21st century.

2. Yet they just fined Intel over a billion euros for violating an antitrust law. Things like that don't work in single countries, but because the EU has so many people studying each case like that it becomes virtually impossible to buy one's way out. Do note that no country in Europe has done anything about the overfishing on a national level far as I know. I am not happy with all of their policies either, but there is no way for Europe to improve its habits and quality of life on such a vast scale without the EU. With the majority rule of EU it does not matter if, just an example, Austria is unwilling to change its regulations regarding global warming, because improvements can be enforced.

3. In the fishing question? Perhaps you have noted that pretty much all decisions made by your government work exactly the same way. Keep in mind that the Lisbon Treaty does introduce an option of getting issues raised by large groups addressed in the Parliament. It does require a lot of names, one million I believe, but in big issues such as this it should not be too difficult with the 500 million population. Granted, some of them are underaged.

4. I thought it was based on the original Treaty of Rome of 1957 that actually included the Benelux countries and Italy as well. Anyway, your argument is null in the sense that now the Lisbon Treaty defines what the EU is supposed to be, while you stated what it was. EU goes deeper than that though, including humanitarian aid for example, which is one thing I support.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 01, 2009, 02:03:07 PM
Pro's and con's with everything, I can agree with you on several points. What disturbs me mostly is the fact that it was a close call that Sweden got into the EU and a lot of people still think it was a bad call, and when they want to take it a step further they don't give a (insert mad blabbering here) about the people, and what disturbs me mostly about this is that even if we had the left wing-government, they would probably have done the same thing.

I do like what the EU can become, but I dislike most of what it is, they have the potential to do great good and if they use it I am willing to change my opinion, so far I am not impressed. If I decide to move away from it it will probably another seven and a half year since I need to finish up my studies.

Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: SixthDeclension on November 03, 2009, 06:00:35 AM
Q12: Where could I find a price for bulk paperboard/boxboard? I need a quote for a project and I can't for the life of me find a distributor price.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: emissary666 on November 03, 2009, 11:54:31 PM
A12: Try your local art supply store or the UPS store. Neither of them have let me down yet.

Q13: Where can I get cheap animal organs without breaking any laws?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 03, 2009, 11:56:59 PM
Q13: Where can I get cheap animal organs without breaking any laws?
A 13

Depends largely on the kind of animal. When you buy a whole chicken, for example, it's often hollowed out with the organs (or at least the liver) in a separate package. Alternatively, ask your local butcher. I'm pretty sure you should be able to get a pig stomach and/or intestines with relatively little trouble.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Shadowhunter on November 04, 2009, 11:22:57 PM
Q14:
How the fuck does this add up?

The area should be the same, right?
But it's not.
I can see why it's bigger.
But all my education says it's not possible.
What. The. Fuck?

(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9265/triangle1os.gif)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 04, 2009, 11:32:28 PM
Q14:
How the fuck does this add up?

The area should be the same, right?
But it's not.
I can see why it's bigger.
But all my education says it's not possible.
What. The. Fuck?

(http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9265/triangle1os.gif)


It is a second-degree equation, as you solve it in the traditional way you will end up with 31,5 +/- 0,5 which means that the two possible solutions to this problem (meaning = put the figures together as a triangle) mathematically is 32 0r 31, there is a pic circulating the internet with the entire equation if you are interested, I myself have no idea how the formula went.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Shadowhunter on November 04, 2009, 11:40:12 PM
Sometimes I get the feeling the guys deciding how math should work have no firm grasp on simple reality.
Much as 0.99999999ad nauseum = 1.0 through some simple steps.
I can't remeber the process, but by applying what I've learned, I saw that there was apparently no flaw within the equation.
But it makes no sense.

...bah!


+++EDIT+++

Well, whatever. If they want it to work, I won't mind. I'll just be over here, nurturing my postmodernism :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: RobbyPants on November 05, 2009, 01:44:57 AM
The first thing I notice on the triangle problem is that they want you to look at the whole thing as one large triangle, so the whole seems counter intuitive.  If you look closely, you'll see the dark cyan triangle has a slope of 2/5 and the red triangle has a slope of 3/8.  These two it's very close and are hard to see the difference with the naked eye.  The trick is making you think the top figure is a right triangle when in fact, it's a quadrilateral.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 06, 2009, 06:34:33 AM
Q:  Has anyone been to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and how is it?  I read about it on a cracked.com article about worst vacations, and I want to check it out.  Yeah, I'm weird.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 06, 2009, 01:46:26 PM
Q:  Has anyone been to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and how is it?  I read about it on a cracked.com article about worst vacations, and I want to check it out.  Yeah, I'm weird.

(incomplete) A:My cousin went there and he enjoyed it. One of the freshmen this year had worked there and I talked about it with her, she enjoyed her time there as well. Heck I want to go there as well, even if a room in the hotel is really expensive you can spend the day there and sleep in a cottage a few minutes from there.

http://www.icehotel.se/ (http://www.icehotel.se/) There is an "In English"-button in the upper right corner.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 16, 2009, 09:54:42 PM
Q. Where can I find "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" streamed in Japanese, with English subs? After a long battle with google I end up beaten.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 16, 2009, 10:14:49 PM
Can't do much for you when it comes to streaming, but this (http://www.torrentz.com/03c21e51504a4c8d3835a8d6680adab0fd6f7d3f) link should provide you to a seeded torrent.

EDIT: Considering the title is a year older than I am, you'd probably fare better by using the original title, Kaze no tani no Naushika.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on November 17, 2009, 04:45:26 AM
Ok... I need some help downloading and converting a video from a website. The site is password protected (I have a login and password, though), and after digging around in the page source, it seems that it is a flash movie that is called via a javascript. I can't figure out how to get a direct link to the video, though, or if it is even possible. I'll copy/paste the page source below, in a spoiler. If anyone has an idea of how to do this, I'd appreciate it. If I could get a direct link, I have a program that can probably capture the stream and save it. I just can't figure out how to link to it directly. Thanks

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I'm pretty sure this is the important bit, if you want the Cliff's notes version:

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so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');
so.addParam('flashvars','&file=/blaw/dr_12.flv&streamer=rtmpt://wowza.cengage.com/business-economics');
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Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on November 19, 2009, 05:06:22 PM
Bueller? Bueller? No one knows how to do this?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on November 19, 2009, 11:34:30 PM
Ok... I need some help downloading and converting a video from a website. The site is password protected (I have a login and password, though), and after digging around in the page source, it seems that it is a flash movie that is called via a javascript. I can't figure out how to get a direct link to the video, though, or if it is even possible. I'll copy/paste the page source below, in a spoiler. If anyone has an idea of how to do this, I'd appreciate it. If I could get a direct link, I have a program that can probably capture the stream and save it. I just can't figure out how to link to it directly. Thanks

[spoiler]<html>
<head>
<title>BLAW video</title>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://wdvl.westbuslaw.com/swfobject.js"></script>

<CENTER>

        <h3 align="left"><img align="left" src="../images/logo_dol.gif" width="120" height="97" vspace="0" hspace="0"><b><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Employment Issues (run time: 4:25)</font></b></h3>
        <h4 align="left"><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b><font color="#000000">Drug
          Testing of Employees</font></b></font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"><b><br>

          </b></font></h4>

        <hr size="5" noshade>

<div id="player0" align="center"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var so = new SWFObject('http://wdvl.westbuslaw.com/player.swf','single','400','300','9');
so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');
so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');
so.addParam('flashvars','&file=/blaw/dr_12.flv&streamer=rtmpt://wowza.cengage.com/business-economics');
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I'm pretty sure this is the important bit, if you want the Cliff's notes version:

[spoiler]<div id="player0" align="center"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var so = new SWFObject('http://wdvl.westbuslaw.com/player.swf','single','400','300','9');
so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');
so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');
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so.write('player0');
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see if this helps (scroll down to "tip 3" -- that is, if I understand your question correctly):
http://www.cnet.com.au/three-ways-to-save-video-from-the-internet-240091346.htm

if that's not it, then try these:
http://all-streaming-media.com/record-video-stream/
http://www.svideo.com/co17.html

let me know if that's it.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 20, 2009, 07:55:47 AM
Q:  Has anyone been to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and how is it?  I read about it on a cracked.com article about worst vacations, and I want to check it out.  Yeah, I'm weird.

(incomplete) A:My cousin went there and he enjoyed it. One of the freshmen this year had worked there and I talked about it with her, she enjoyed her time there as well. Heck I want to go there as well, even if a room in the hotel is really expensive you can spend the day there and sleep in a cottage a few minutes from there.

http://www.icehotel.se/ (http://www.icehotel.se/) There is an "In English"-button in the upper right corner.

Part 2:  How the hell do you pronounce Jukkasjärvi?  I would probably try to say it YOO-kahs-YAIR-vee, but I'm assuming that's not correct.  Umlauts freak me the fuck out, and I don't know what to do when I see one.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on November 20, 2009, 09:26:45 AM
I need to buy a new faucet mounted water filter as my old one broke due to me putting too much pressure on it in ways I shouldn't have.  No not like that you kinky bastard.  From what I've read: Pur filters might develop random leaks, Brita filters have connectors made of cheap plastic that might randomly pop off my faucet, and I've seen no helpful Dupont reviews anywhere.  Anybody have any helpful advice?  I don't want anything that takes up too much space, I put filtered water into a gallon jug to put in my fridge.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on November 20, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
Q:  Has anyone been to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and how is it?  I read about it on a cracked.com article about worst vacations, and I want to check it out.  Yeah, I'm weird.

(incomplete) A:My cousin went there and he enjoyed it. One of the freshmen this year had worked there and I talked about it with her, she enjoyed her time there as well. Heck I want to go there as well, even if a room in the hotel is really expensive you can spend the day there and sleep in a cottage a few minutes from there.

http://www.icehotel.se/ (http://www.icehotel.se/) There is an "In English"-button in the upper right corner.

Part 2:  How the hell do you pronounce Jukkasjärvi?  I would probably try to say it YOO-kahs-YAIR-vee, but I'm assuming that's not correct.  Umlauts freak me the fuck out, and I don't know what to do when I see one.
That is, as you said, not correct. It's a Finnish word actually rather than Swedish. When I am not in such a terrible hangover, I might help you find the real answer.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 20, 2009, 01:03:03 PM
That is, as you said, not correct. It's a Finnish word actually rather than Swedish. When I am not in such a terrible hangover, I might help you find the real answer.

Possibly one of the funniest things ever is to listen to Swede's that wont realise that and try to pronounce it in a Swedish fashion. Ok, trying to pronounce anything in Finish is fairly entertaining, people of all ages laugh themselves silly when they take a random product and try to read the Finish instructions.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on November 20, 2009, 08:41:37 PM
see if this helps (scroll down to "tip 3" -- that is, if I understand your question correctly):
http://www.cnet.com.au/three-ways-to-save-video-from-the-internet-240091346.htm

if that's not it, then try these:
http://all-streaming-media.com/record-video-stream/
http://www.svideo.com/co17.html

let me know if that's it.
Thanks. I downloaded one of those last night, but it doesn't seem to work, or maybe it installed incorrectly.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: DerWille on November 21, 2009, 02:25:25 PM
Incidentally, Swedish sounds a bit remniscent of a more complex German. I think I'd go crazy if I tried to learn its accentuation.

Q8: So how many of you out there speak Japanese? *flexes* Not that I do all that well...

A8:  ???????????????????????????????

?????????????????????
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 21, 2009, 02:30:58 PM
Incidentally, Swedish sounds a bit remniscent of a more complex German. I think I'd go crazy if I tried to learn its accentuation.

Q8: So how many of you out there speak Japanese? *flexes* Not that I do all that well...

A8:  ???????????????????????????????

?????????????????????
Q 16 or so

How do we get the boards to accept Japanese characters? :lol
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 21, 2009, 05:31:35 PM
Incidentally, Swedish sounds a bit remniscent of a more complex German. I think I'd go crazy if I tried to learn its accentuation.

Q8: So how many of you out there speak Japanese? *flexes* Not that I do all that well...

A8:  ???????????????????????????????

?????????????????????
Q 16 or so

How do we get the boards to accept Japanese characters? :lol

I don't think we do.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: DerWille on November 22, 2009, 02:00:18 AM
Damn, it appeared just fine on the preview too.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 22, 2009, 01:57:41 PM
A8 (then): Picked up a word or two through anime, I could however insult you in over 10 languages
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 22, 2009, 07:12:21 PM
Chupa mantequilla de mi culo.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 22, 2009, 07:28:09 PM
Chupa mantequilla de mi culo.
Chúpala tú mismo. :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 23, 2009, 12:25:43 AM
Chupa mantequilla de mi culo.

Tu culo es demasiado sucio.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 23, 2009, 01:31:22 AM
Cao ni zu zong shi ba dai
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 23, 2009, 01:41:17 AM
Vá se fuder!  :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 23, 2009, 01:42:04 AM
You may speak Spanish, Japanese and who knows what else, but I trust I'm safe to insult you guys in Irish. :smirk

...

Um... where did I put my dictionary?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 23, 2009, 01:45:43 AM
You may speak Spanish, Japanese and who knows what else, but I trust I'm safe to insult you guys in Irish. :smirk

...

Um... where did I put my dictionary?

Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 23, 2009, 01:48:42 AM
You may speak Spanish, Japanese and who knows what else, but I trust I'm safe to insult you guys in Irish. :smirk

...

Um... where did I put my dictionary?

Go n-ithe an cat thú, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat
Those accents on the letters are important, you know. :eh (Seriously, ú is a different letter to u)

Also, what the heck is that even supposed to mean? "Would the cat eat you, the devil would eat the cat"? ???
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 23, 2009, 01:53:44 AM
I don't know, I don't speak Irish.  :p.  It was copypasta.

EDIT:  Are you ABNORMALLY BUTTHURT?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 23, 2009, 02:06:33 AM
EDIT:  Are you ABNORMALLY BUTTHURT?
...Níl aon pian ait agam ann. ???
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 23, 2009, 02:09:41 AM
Omae-tachi wa nan no koto ni tsuite hanashiteiru ka?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 23, 2009, 02:10:45 AM
EDIT:  Are you ABNORMALLY BUTTHURT?
...Níl aon pian ait agam ann. ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cObEHyQPExI
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on November 23, 2009, 02:49:51 AM
EDIT:  Are you ABNORMALLY BUTTHURT?
...Níl aon pian ait agam ann. ???
I'm abnormally headhurt.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 23, 2009, 08:28:31 PM
Ach, hou toch op, stelletje klootzakken :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 24, 2009, 01:21:44 AM
Ach, hou toch op, stelletje klootzakken :P
Okay, what language was that?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 24, 2009, 01:24:26 AM
Ach, hou toch op, stelletje klootzakken :P
Okay, what language was that?
Dutch, I'd guess, as he's from the Netherlands.

Immer diese komischen Niederländer mit ihrer lustigen Sprache... :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: DerWille on November 24, 2009, 06:04:41 AM
Omae-tachi wa nan no koto ni tsuite hanashiteiru ka?

 Mada, ore wa nihon-go wo wakatteiru demo, dandan ni wasureteiru.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 24, 2009, 10:34:39 AM
Ach, hou toch op, stelletje klootzakken :P
Okay, what language was that?
Dutch, I'd guess, as he's from the Netherlands.

Immer diese komischen Niederländer mit ihrer lustigen Sprache... :p

Wij hebben tenminste een eigen taal, in tegenstelling tot jullie Oostenrijkers ;)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on November 24, 2009, 11:24:50 AM
Meow.  Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 24, 2009, 11:34:39 AM
:lol
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 24, 2009, 03:10:49 PM
Ach, hou toch op, stelletje klootzakken :P
Okay, what language was that?
Dutch, I'd guess, as he's from the Netherlands.

Immer diese komischen Niederländer mit ihrer lustigen Sprache... :p

Wij hebben tenminste een eigen taal, in tegenstelling tot jullie Oostenrijkers ;)
Pfft, die Deutschen zählen nicht. Wir waren zuerst da. Die Schweizer sprechen auch noch Französisch und Italienisch, und deren Deutsch ist sowieso ganz anders. ;)

Meow.  Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow.
/thread, Uncle Kitteh wins.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 25, 2009, 11:22:03 AM
Nice :)

Meow.  Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow.
/thread, Uncle Kitteh wins.
And agreed :)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 25, 2009, 11:44:31 PM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 25, 2009, 11:53:30 PM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)

"Your mother is here on this plate of bread, putrid pig"? ??? Anyway, stop with the languages. Bhu won that bit.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 25, 2009, 11:55:56 PM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)

"Your mother is here on this plate of bread, putrid pig"? ??? Anyway, stop with the languages. Bhu won that bit.

I must agree.

Though to reply in the language of Twilight's metrosexual superheroes with eating disorders:

"Whine. Whine whine. Whine whine whine, whine whine. Whine? Whine whine! WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEEEE!!!"
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on November 26, 2009, 03:47:18 AM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)

"Your mother is here on this plate of bread, putrid pig"? ??? Anyway, stop with the languages. Bhu won that bit.

I must agree.

Though to reply in the language of Twilight's metrosexual superheroes with eating disorders:

"Whine. Whine whine. Whine whine whine, whine whine. Whine? Whine whine! WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEEEE!!!"

I just thought they looked like well preserved heroine addicts...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 26, 2009, 01:15:58 PM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)

"Your mother is here on this plate of bread, putrid pig"? ??? Anyway, stop with the languages. Bhu won that bit.

I must agree.

Though to reply in the language of Twilight's metrosexual superheroes with eating disorders:

"Whine. Whine whine. Whine whine whine, whine whine. Whine? Whine whine! WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEEEE!!!"

Would you like some cheese with your whine? :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 28, 2009, 06:54:21 AM
Here is a question:  How come the Baltimore Aquarium charges $25 for admission, but only bought a $2 tarantula for the rain forest exhibit?  Brachypelma vagans are nice T's, but they aren't that impressive as a display T.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 28, 2009, 11:36:44 AM
Din mamma har en platt panna


Porca putana (excuse the spelling)

"Your mother is here on this plate of bread, putrid pig"? ??? Anyway, stop with the languages. Bhu won that bit.

Actually, it is two insults. The top one is Swedish and means "Your mother has a flat forehead" and the bottom one is supposed to be Italian for "You dirty whore"
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 28, 2009, 04:06:09 PM
The top one is Swedish and means "Your mother has a flat forehead"
That sounds more like a Klingon insult...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 29, 2009, 12:54:06 AM
The top one is Swedish and means "Your mother has a flat forehead"
That sounds more like a Klingon insult...
It is, I just couldn't remember the phrase in Klingon so I translated it into a language most people would not recognize anyway.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on November 29, 2009, 02:20:56 AM
Q'apla is klingon for "Bite me".
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 29, 2009, 02:58:14 AM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on November 29, 2009, 03:00:12 AM
The Hell would've frozen over.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on November 29, 2009, 03:09:28 AM
Q'apla is klingon for "Bite me".
...

Some group had a contest for best Klingon insult. The winner translated as "If I used spit to clean your father's honour, it would only dirty the spit."
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 29, 2009, 03:12:38 AM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?

That could've meant no Chrono Trigger, that would have meant we would be living in the frozen wasteland known as hell. I will have nightmares about this for a few days now...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on November 29, 2009, 12:00:50 PM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?

That could've meant no Chrono Trigger, that would have meant we would be living in the frozen wasteland known as hell. I will have nightmares about this for a few days now...

I really need to start playing that :)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 29, 2009, 02:03:56 PM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?

That could've meant no Chrono Trigger, that would have meant we would be living in the frozen wasteland known as hell. I will have nightmares about this for a few days now...

Not at all. Squaresoft wasn't a part of Nintendo, you know. (Sure, I can't recall them doing games for Sega, but if Sega did show signs of winning the war, I can see Chrono Trigger for the Genesis.)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on November 29, 2009, 02:18:26 PM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?

That could've meant no Chrono Trigger, that would have meant we would be living in the frozen wasteland known as hell. I will have nightmares about this for a few days now...

Not at all. Squaresoft wasn't a part of Nintendo, you know. (Sure, I can't recall them doing games for Sega, but if Sega did show signs of winning the war, I can see Chrono Trigger for the Genesis.)
My dreams are safe, but we would still miss out on a lot of great games. But who knows what Genesis might have come up with should they have won the war?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on November 29, 2009, 11:23:00 PM
New question, forgot the number. What if Sega had won the Sega-Nintendo console war (Genesis versus SNES)?

That could've meant no Chrono Trigger, that would have meant we would be living in the frozen wasteland known as hell. I will have nightmares about this for a few days now...

Not at all. Squaresoft wasn't a part of Nintendo, you know. (Sure, I can't recall them doing games for Sega, but if Sega did show signs of winning the war, I can see Chrono Trigger for the Genesis.)
My dreams are safe, but we would still miss out on a lot of great games. But who knows what Genesis might have come up with should they have won the war?

Phantasy Star IV was made of all kinds of win, for one. Sure it lacked the sheer beauty of CT or FFVI, but then again it was Team Sonic doing all the work. They stuck to simple but nice.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: emissary666 on December 02, 2009, 11:26:18 PM
I'm not sure what the last question was, so
AX: 42

Q X+1: Where can I find one or more seasons of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in Japanese with english subtitles?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 02, 2009, 11:54:50 PM
I'm not sure what the last question was, so
AX: 42

Q X+1: Where can I find one or more seasons of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in Japanese with english subtitles?

These guys (http://www.umaianime.com/watch-Sayonara%20Zetsubou%20Sensei-online.html#eps) seem to gather a few places. I tend to use Veoh when possible and hate Megavideo's time-limit... (their videos are usually good quality though)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 03, 2009, 06:58:29 AM
Q X+2:  Do Swedish Fish come from Sweden?

Spoiler contains pic if you don't know what I'm talking about.
[spoiler](http://www.mokers.org/blog/images/2008/08/food/800px-Swedish_Fish.jpeg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 03, 2009, 09:14:22 AM
Q X+2:  Do Swedish Fish come from Sweden?

Spoiler contains pic if you don't know what I'm talking about.
[spoiler]http://www.mokers.org/blog/images/2008/08/food/800px-Swedish_Fish.jpeg[/spoiler]

Actually yes, we've had those for as long as I can remember.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on December 03, 2009, 02:24:30 PM
Heh, they aren't that bad either. Ahlgrens Bilar are better, but, then again, they haven't been Swedish since 1993...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 03, 2009, 02:48:32 PM
Heh, they aren't that bad either. Ahlgrens Bilar are better, but, then again, they haven't been Swedish since 1993...

They are good, the best candy you can possibly is, however, Fazer sweet liquorice *yummy*. Unfortunately the only place you can find it in bigger quantities is on the ferries that go between Sweden and Finland...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on December 03, 2009, 03:16:47 PM
Is that real liquorice or faux?  I didnt think they made the real stuff anymore.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on December 03, 2009, 03:18:19 PM
What's the sweet liquirice? Give me a picture and I recognise it.

Real probably. Fazer only makes EXCELLENT stuff. It's the God of All That Is Sweet.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 03, 2009, 05:27:45 PM
What's the sweet liquirice? Give me a picture and I recognise it.

Real probably. Fazer only makes EXCELLENT stuff. It's the God of All That Is Sweet.

It has happened ... Google just failed me  :bigeye *restart world*

You usually buy it in sticks packed in white boxes with this face [spoiler](http://kuvat2.iltasanomat.fi/iltasanomat/iDoc/1301439-lakupoika160.jpg)[/spoiler] upon it (politicly correct, anyone?). Previously you could find it them in smaller pieces but now you just find the sticks (that, according to Viking Line, are called "Lakritsipatukka" in Finnish).

Damn it, now I want candy
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 03, 2009, 07:04:33 PM
I never cared for licorice myself.  Anise bothers me.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on December 03, 2009, 07:57:01 PM
Ah, that. I know the product very well, it's an awesome candy.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on December 04, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
I never cared for licorice myself.  Anise bothers me.

Or it could be the Glycyrrhizin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycyrrhizin
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Post by: PhaedrusXY on December 04, 2009, 04:25:05 PM
I never cared for licorice myself.  Anise bothers me.

Or it could be the Glycyrrhizin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycyrrhizin
Wow... I'd be wary of eating much of that. Looks like a steroid, and acts like a steroid. Also:
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Recently researchers have demonstrated that doses of licorice root extract, delivering the constituent glycyrrhizin in amounts similar to that contained in standard medical doses of the root, rapidly and significantly lowered levels of circulating testosterone in males.[6]

I've always hated licorice, anyway.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: RobbyPants on December 04, 2009, 05:15:20 PM
Damnit.  And I like licorice, too. :(
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on December 05, 2009, 04:03:50 AM
Damnit.  And I like licorice, too. :(

Most licorice candy isn't real in the states because of this.  It's just licorice flavored corn syrup.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 07, 2009, 01:50:40 AM
Q X+3: I have a project coming up soon in school where we are supposed to speak for about 12-15 minutes about something in an individual or population that is interesting from a genetic point of view. Not all that long ago we had a similar assignment where they told us to speak about something that was interesting from a systematic point of view and I spoke about my beloved monotremes. I am not sure if I want to speak about them again (even if they are incredibly cool) and was wondering if anyone here have some nice alternatives. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 07, 2009, 04:52:59 AM
Q X+3: I have a project coming up soon in school where we are supposed to speak for about 12-15 minutes about something in an individual or population that is interesting from a genetic point of view. Not all that long ago we had a similar assignment where they told us to speak about something that was interesting from a systematic point of view and I spoke about my beloved monotremes. I am not sure if I want to speak about them again (even if they are incredibly cool) and was wondering if anyone here have some nice alternatives. Any ideas?

Genetic point of view, let's see...

How about the fact that most African-descendent males seem to have a much easier time with high notes when singing than their Caucasian equivalents? Start off with Michael Jackson and go from there, maybe?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 07, 2009, 06:36:25 AM
Yeah, doing speeches about how white people are different from black people always works out.   :lmao
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on December 07, 2009, 11:49:54 AM
Yeah, doing speeches about how white people are different from black people always works out.   :lmao
Especially when using a black guy turned white as an example :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 07, 2009, 12:28:19 PM
Well it IS a curious fact... though it's more about the morphology of the skull than anything else (resonance and whatnot).

The fact of the matter is, black people tend to sing better.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on December 08, 2009, 07:22:11 AM
Well it IS a curious fact... though it's more about the morphology of the skull than anything else (resonance and whatnot).

The fact of the matter is, black people tend to sing better.
I think this is more of a point of opinion, based on qualitative tastes.   :eh
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 08, 2009, 02:07:21 PM
Well it IS a curious fact... though it's more about the morphology of the skull than anything else (resonance and whatnot).

The fact of the matter is, black people tend to sing better.
I think this is more of a point of opinion, based on qualitative tastes.   :eh

I was speaking in technical terms. They don't necessarily pick the best songs to sing.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on December 08, 2009, 10:44:57 PM
Well it IS a curious fact... though it's more about the morphology of the skull than anything else (resonance and whatnot).

The fact of the matter is, black people tend to sing better.
I think this is more of a point of opinion, based on qualitative tastes.   :eh

I was speaking in technical terms. They don't necessarily pick the best songs to sing.
again, a matter of taste (opinion is funny like that  :p).  and by "technical terms", what aspects, specifically, are you referring to?  Range?  I don't know of any male singer with more range than Rob Halford or Geoff Tate; melody/harmony?  this goes right back to taste/perception (also, are really referring to all singers, or just ones that are easily accessible via pop-culture?).
also, I'm sure that you are going by "popular" music -- in this context, black musicians tend to get more exposure (by contrast, opera singers typically don't get much press, and are therefor largely unknown -- though, AFAIK, most of them are white).  I'm sure that in your personal experience that this assumption may be true (at least from a particular perspective); but making such a sweeping statement about ALL singers indicates to me that either a) your experience with music is limited to certain genres, or b) you are confusing fact with opinion (and vise-versa).

just an observation.
not trying to derail the thread, so I'll leave it alone at this point.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 08, 2009, 11:51:04 PM
Taken to PM, so the thread can get back to where it should be.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on December 09, 2009, 12:00:38 AM
Q X+3: I have a project coming up soon in school where we are supposed to speak for about 12-15 minutes about something in an individual or population that is interesting from a genetic point of view. Not all that long ago we had a similar assignment where they told us to speak about something that was interesting from a systematic point of view and I spoke about my beloved monotremes. I am not sure if I want to speak about them again (even if they are incredibly cool) and was wondering if anyone here have some nice alternatives. Any ideas?
Mice have been produced from two female parents. They live 30% longer, and are smaller. This is likely related to the very interesting genetic phenomenon of gene silencing and epigenetics. Here is a non-technical news article to get you started: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201192105.htm
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on December 09, 2009, 12:04:06 AM
I don't know of any male singer with more range than Rob Halford or Geoff Tate
Edit: Actually, nevermind.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 09, 2009, 02:56:13 PM
Mice have been produced from two female parents. They live 30% longer, and are smaller. This is likely related to the very interesting genetic phenomenon of gene silencing and epigenetics. Here is a non-technical news article to get you started: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201192105.htm

That was ... awesome, definitely worth looking into
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on December 09, 2009, 06:48:50 PM
Mice have been produced from two female parents. They live 30% longer, and are smaller. This is likely related to the very interesting genetic phenomenon of gene silencing and epigenetics. Here is a non-technical news article to get you started: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091201192105.htm

That was ... awesome, definitely worth looking into
Well, I guess it proves nature agrees...girl on girl is hot.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 09, 2009, 07:03:16 PM
Don't get too cocky, they can make children from two male parents now too.

And girl-on-girl is a distraction at best.  :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on December 09, 2009, 07:34:38 PM
Edit: nevermind.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 09, 2009, 10:18:53 PM
Probably was arguing that Girl-on-Girl wasn't distracting and failed.   :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on December 09, 2009, 10:20:03 PM
Don't get too cocky, they can make children from two male parents now too.
Wouldn't they still need an egg to put the DNA into?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 09, 2009, 11:39:03 PM
Don't get too cocky, they can make children from two male parents now too.
Wouldn't they still need an egg to put the DNA into?

Good question, sperms also lack any amount of mitochondria worth mentioning except for in the tail (which is stuffed). Should anyone find an article on this I would love to read it.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 10, 2009, 06:50:29 AM
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2005/may/05051102.html

-AND-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/feb/10/medicalscience.research

I was a bit off about the two men thing, but women are likewise irrelevant genetically.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 10, 2009, 02:57:01 PM
Quote
I was a bit off about the two men thing, but women are likewise irrelevant genetically.

This is such a funny line to take out of context.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: SorO_Lost on December 10, 2009, 08:42:20 PM
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'There are going to be real problems,' said organiser Dr Scott Gelfand, of Oklahoma State University. 'Some feminists even say artificial wombs mean men could eliminate women from the planet and still perpetuate our species. That's a bit alarmist. Nevertheless, this subject clearly raises strong feelings.'
Yep, thats right women. We're creating new technology so we can replace boobs & vagina just so we can all be gay and have circle jerks.
Tomorrow we will murder you all!

Q15: What number are we really on?
Q16: Besides the secret plotting to kill us all, what did the feminists say when they figured out how to clone them selves?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on December 10, 2009, 08:48:50 PM
Prediction: Now that both genders have figured out how to propagate themselves without needing the other gender, men will move to Mars and women to Venus, leaving Earth uninhabited.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 10, 2009, 08:52:01 PM
Prediction: Now that both genders have figured out how to propagate themselves without needing the other gender, men will move to Mars and women to Venus, leaving Earth uninhabited.

Nah. Earth will remain inhabited for anyone looking for porn.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on December 10, 2009, 09:44:18 PM
Prediction: Now that both genders have figured out how to propagate themselves without needing the other gender, men will move to Mars and women to Venus, leaving Earth uninhabited.

Nah. Earth will remain inhabited for anyone looking for porn.

So Earth's population will decrease by roughly 23 humans and a cactus ?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 10, 2009, 09:48:26 PM
Prediction: Now that both genders have figured out how to propagate themselves without needing the other gender, men will move to Mars and women to Venus, leaving Earth uninhabited.

Nah. Earth will remain inhabited for anyone looking for porn.

So Earth's population will decrease by roughly 23 humans and a cactus ?

Precisely.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 19, 2009, 12:39:15 AM
Two questions:

Q17:  Where can I buy a badass longcoat?  I want one, but all the ones I see being sold are either too goth (black lipstick and gloom goth, not the superior chainmail and sword goth), too wimpy (lots of business-style longcoats, not looking for that), or for women.  

Q18:  Is it some sort of cultural thing in japan to wear a helmet or head covering with only one eye exposed?  I see that semi-frequently in FF games.  Also, I was told that Auron's (of FFX) habit of carrying his arm in his kimono and carrying a stone jug of saki around was "a very ronin thing to do".  Explain?  
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on December 19, 2009, 12:48:27 AM
Q18:  Is it some sort of cultural thing in japan to wear a helmet or head covering with only one eye exposed?  I see that semi-frequently in FF games.  Also, I was told that Auron's (of FFX) habit of carrying his arm in his kimono and carrying a stone jug of saki around was "a very ronin thing to do".  Explain? 
The first is, I think, simply a matter of coolness. Having one eye covered is a surefire way to tell someone is a badass, due to the connection with eyepatches (which are badass as any scar is).
The arm bit, I believe, harkens back to the tradition of a samurai who had lost his master (a ronin) carrying his arm that way to symbolise the loss of an arm.

The second is just something I picked up somewhere, I've no idea how true it is.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on December 19, 2009, 01:13:25 AM
The one-eye helmet/eyepatch thing relates to the loss of depth perception - "I don't need to see how fast it's coming, one eye is enough to beat you". It also relates to being unable to hear properly and thus not needing to.

As for the "very ronin thing to do", I haven't heard of anything similar to what Agita mentioned. I'd think it's related to the need to be constantly alert, however, which a ronin didn't need to do (as opposed to samurai, who were supposed to be ready to draw their swords at any time). Usually it's the right arm (AKA the sword arm) that's in the sleeve, too.

Another possibility is that since a gi can get in the way when you fight, one arm was worn out of the sleeve so the fighter could merely push it off his shoulders if need be (this is a common schtick in samurai stories, and the easiest symbolism would be found in Genjurou Kibagami of Samurai Spirits/Shodown fame). This is something a samurai couldn't do since a samurai is expected to look as impeccable as feasibly possible.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on December 27, 2009, 07:45:04 PM
Q19: I remember a picture, I think maybe from an online comic, of a party of adventurers that included a pixie and a big bald warrior dude. I remember a dialogue between them that was pretty funny, also. Now I can't find it for the life of me, and that's about all I remember. I know it's not much to go on, but does anyone remember anything like this?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on December 28, 2009, 05:58:44 AM
Q20:  I'm wanting to go backpacking in Europe for a month this summer.  How much money will I need if I don't mind living like a bum for a bit? 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on December 28, 2009, 04:44:54 PM
Q20:  I'm wanting to go backpacking in Europe for a month this summer.  How much money will I need if I don't mind living like a bum for a bit? 
A 20

Depends on where you want to go, really. When I was in Paris this fall, I discovered that the French have absolutely no compunctions about charging double for something just because it says "Paris" on the map where you are.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 02, 2010, 04:31:45 AM
Yeah, Paris isn't happening.  If I want to see garbage and street crime, I'd go to Detroit.  And feel safer than I would in Paris. 

Here's the big thing, how can I find a deal on airline tickets?  I literally can't find anything cheaper than about a thousand dollars to get across the Atlantic.  (I might just take it down to one place, I could literally do a round trip ticket for the same price as a ticket one-way.  I might just get a round trip to/from Finland and explore around from there, as that was the primary idea.)  However, that's going to be a huge expense even than, how can I cut the price down?  I'm already flying coach, red-eye, and with layovers. 

Need to know if my Visa Checkcard would work (My Uncle and Aunt were in Prague a while back and their visa didn't work a few months ago.  Then again, I've heard things about Prague...)  If not, how much cash to bring, and how to keep it secure. 

Need to know if there's any weird laws that someone who didn't live there should know.  I'm assuming that it's frowned upon if I steal something or cut someone, is there anything that isn't common sense?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on January 02, 2010, 04:35:57 AM
your visa check card should work for most transactions, and will save you from paying excessive currency conversion fees.

get the good rail pass, sleep on the train.

Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on January 04, 2010, 03:54:40 AM
Yeah, Paris isn't happening.  If I want to see garbage and street crime, I'd go to Detroit.  And feel safer than I would in Paris. 
Fuck that shit. Street crime is a minor risk. Just stop driving a car and reduce your chance of getting killed in a car accident and cheat death in the super dangerous Paris.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 04, 2010, 05:38:18 AM
I'd like to, but if I moved into town closer to where I work, my rent would literally triple.  I am currently not able to afford that.

Maybe comparing Paris to Detroit was a little unfair though.  But I still would like to say that I am not interested in going to Paris.  At all.  The topic of me going to Paris is now closed.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on January 05, 2010, 01:34:57 AM
Paris is kind of a generic choice, isn't it? Come to Finland.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 05, 2010, 01:47:43 AM
My brother's ex-girlfriend went to Paris.

She was literally separated from her group by a band of gypsies who then attempted to basically bully her off somewhere else.  Luckily, someone else in the group saw that and they threatened to call the Gendarmes.  An old gypsy women literally cursed my brother's ex as the band moved along.

I know that anecdotal evidence isn't particularly convincing, but I thought it was an interesting story.

EDIT:  And keep in mind I'm only planning to go to Finland.  If I can't save up enough money, I'm not going this summer.  (It's going to cost at least a grand for plane tickets, I estimate that I would need at least three grand and assume that's not enough).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on January 05, 2010, 01:50:20 AM
Yeah yeah yeah.... My grandfather went to the Karelian Peninsula and the Soviet Union attacked.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 05, 2010, 01:51:51 AM
My grandfather went to Greenland because they thought the Germans were going to attack, and they never did.

My Grandfather also says that Greenland is a boring place.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on January 05, 2010, 12:12:08 PM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on January 05, 2010, 02:56:05 PM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl)
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 05, 2010, 03:04:55 PM
It's good for you.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on January 05, 2010, 03:33:00 PM
I'd love to try it one day.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Havok4 on January 05, 2010, 07:43:40 PM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl)
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
And Scandinavia used to eat whitefish soaked in lye (lutefisk).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 06, 2010, 10:36:39 PM
People still eat it here. 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on January 06, 2010, 11:34:29 PM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl)
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
And Scandinavia used to eat whitefish soaked in lye (lutefisk).
People still eat it here. 

As well as in Scandinavia, for some reason people never stopped...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 06, 2010, 11:48:17 PM
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on January 07, 2010, 12:37:02 AM
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
A21
well -- that depends ....

how we feel about things is derived from what we think of them (and how we have come to identify those things and what we have come to identify with).
as such, if you feel a certain way about a "thing", then that is indicative of what your thoughts are of them -- which is representative of our experience with those things.

conversely, if you have certain thoughts on a "thing", then, naturally, those thoughts generally lead to a certain set of feelings about that thing.

conclusion -- thoughts and feelings are often inter-related.

does that make any sense, or did I just miss the entire point of the question?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on January 07, 2010, 12:46:02 AM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl)
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
The rotting shark isn't actually that bad.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 07, 2010, 12:50:55 AM
Q21: Why does it seem people can't differentiate what I think from how I feel?
A21
well -- that depends ....

how we feel about things is derived from what we think of them (and how we have come to identify those things and what we have come to identify with).
as such, if you feel a certain way about a "thing", then that is indicative of what your thoughts are of them -- which is representative of our experience with those things.

conversely, if you have certain thoughts on a "thing", then, naturally, those thoughts generally lead to a certain set of feelings about that thing.

conclusion -- thoughts and feelings are often inter-related.

does that make any sense, or did I just miss the entire point of the question?

I think it's close. Basically, what I think about something and how I feel about something isn't always the same.

I may not have anything against, say, ballerinas, but still feel uncomfortable when one of them spins near me. Except it sometimes gets much, much more complex.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: awaken DM golem on January 07, 2010, 01:09:27 AM
Is there anybody on BG that really needs Viagra?

How 'bout a good old fashioned hooker ??

 :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 07, 2010, 01:11:24 AM
Spambots must die...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on January 07, 2010, 02:02:45 AM
Is there anybody on BG that really needs Viagra?

How 'bout a good old fashioned hooker ??

 :D
:bounce  hookers -- HELL YEAH!!!
a couple of hookers with an 8-ball in the back of a limo .....

... um, yeah, I'll just leave that alone, now.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on January 07, 2010, 02:05:38 AM
Spambots must die...
*grabs shotgun*
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on January 07, 2010, 02:12:42 AM
Spambots must die...
*grabs shotgun*
hey, just make sure that you keep that thing away from my limo
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 07, 2010, 07:36:12 AM
I would totally try both lutefisk and the rotting shark if offered.  Although I would prefer not to do so in the same night.  This is me, I have eaten things not normally considered edible because I was curious (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExtremeOmnivore).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on January 08, 2010, 12:18:17 AM
Q22:  Alright, I need some expert food advice, something I only rarely ask for.

I am cooking something for someone I like an awful lot.  I was thinking of a recipe I devised a long time ago.

I like to make a bed of leeks and olive oil, and put some catfish filets over said leeks and cook the whole thing together.  The leeks become nearly liquid and impart a really nice blended taste to the fish.  (I usually add cracked pepper to the top)

I would like a side dish.  I want to make something somewhat starchy that's both low in fat content and doesn't consist of more than 2-3 ingredients.  (I cook Gordon Ramsay style, I like simple recipes that are hard to screw up b prepared with skill).

Also, anyone have a wine suggestion?  Other than fish goes with white wine, I'm not sure what to get, and my personal favorite (Scuppernong) would be waaaaay to sweet for this dinner I think.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Havok4 on January 08, 2010, 12:27:33 AM
Doesn't it serve rotting shark meat for dinner?  Or is that Iceland?
That would be Iceland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A1karl)
Greenlanders eat raw whale blubber.
And Scandinavia used to eat whitefish soaked in lye (lutefisk).
People still eat it here. 

As well as in Scandinavia, for some reason people never stopped...
We have it here in Minnesota too. I have heard however that it is more popular here than in Scandinavia, which is odd.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 08, 2010, 01:02:01 AM
Q22:  Alright, I need some expert food advice, something I only rarely ask for.

I am cooking something for someone I like an awful lot.  I was thinking of a recipe I devised a long time ago.

I like to make a bed of leeks and olive oil, and put some catfish filets over said leeks and cook the whole thing together.  The leeks become nearly liquid and impart a really nice blended taste to the fish.  (I usually add cracked pepper to the top)

I would like a side dish.  I want to make something somewhat starchy that's both low in fat content and doesn't consist of more than 2-3 ingredients.  (I cook Gordon Ramsay style, I like simple recipes that are hard to screw up b prepared with skill).

Also, anyone have a wine suggestion?  Other than fish goes with white wine, I'm not sure what to get, and my personal favorite (Scuppernong) would be waaaaay to sweet for this dinner I think.

As it turns out, there's a good reason why rice is considered one of the perfect side dishes for fish - it's easy to prepare.

One thing about white rice is that it doesn't look very appetizing when it's all sticky. Fortunately, there's a simple way around that. Add two parts water to one part rice. It'll literally be swimming; you can tell when it's done by picking a grain or two off and taking a nibble - if it's a little hard to chew, then it needs more cooking. Add salt to taste.

The good news about rice (particularly when cooked this way) is that it's VERY hard to mess it up. The other good thing is that thinking up a good addition or two to it is also very easy. You shouldn't need to go nuts here since it's a side dish, a few thinly sliced olives or peas and spices (make sure you pick something mild to complement the pepper that goes with the fish) can do the trick just fine.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 01, 2010, 03:36:26 PM
Q.23: I now face the hardest decision I have ever made. Mark Knopfler and Nobou Uematsu play on the same damn day, at the same time.I have already bought tickets to see Uematsu but not Knopfler. However the latter is a god in his own time but to see him I must sell my ticket AND find a way to get to the other end of Sweden. So my question is, what would be the best argument not to go see Knopfler so that I might save some money and possibly have some friends come along?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 01, 2010, 08:23:29 PM
Q.23: I now face the hardest decision I have ever made. Mark Knopfler and Nobou Uematsu play on the same damn day, at the same time.I have already bought tickets to see Uematsu but not Knopfler. However the latter is a god in his own time but to see him I must sell my ticket AND find a way to get to the other end of Sweden. So my question is, what would be the best argument not to go see Knopfler so that I might save some money and possibly have some friends come along?

Because Nobuo Uematsu is a god in his own right and if you don't go, I WILL excise your guts.

Further: in my experience, whenever you have something that is certain and something you could try to go for with a slimmer chance of succeeding, going for the latter is sure to land you with neither.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 02, 2010, 12:09:18 AM
It is sad but true, I just needed some confirmation. Even if I prefer the work of Knopfler over Uematsu (a friend of mine thought of quitting our friendship when I said that) but I do have tickets to Uematsu already and as I only have to commute for an hour to get there and home. This will not stop me from dying a bit inside ... Knopfler  :bigeye *sob*
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 02, 2010, 02:08:44 AM
It is sad but true, I just needed some confirmation. Even if I prefer the work of Knopfler over Uematsu (a friend of mine thought of quitting our friendship when I said that) but I do have tickets to Uematsu already and as I only have to commute for an hour to get there and home. This will not stop me from dying a bit inside ... Knopfler  :bigeye *sob*

If it helps any, Metallica happened to do a concert right where I live and I didn't have enough money for the ticket, for which I'm sure I'll be regretting for the rest of my life.

Just... kinda think of me as a spiritual tag-along, because I'd rip someone's liver off with my bare hands to see Uematsu live.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on February 02, 2010, 06:46:43 AM
I was in a similar dilemma when Metallica was withing 30 miles of here and I didn't have enough rancid hot dogs to fill their tour bus and spray paint "Weiner Patrol" on the side when no one was looking.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BowenSilverclaw on February 02, 2010, 07:58:15 AM
I was in a similar dilemma when Metallica was withing 30 miles of here and I didn't have enough rancid hot dogs to fill their tour bus and spray paint "Weiner Patrol" on the side when no one was looking.
:lol

:clap
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 02, 2010, 03:54:16 PM
meh, it was already full of rancid wieners
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 07, 2010, 10:36:03 PM
Q.24 How come Americans are so fond of pronouncing "Z" and "C" the same way? I do not know if everyone does it, but for some reason every single American that I hear trying to say "Z" says "C" instead.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 07, 2010, 10:39:11 PM
Q.24 How come Americans are so fond of pronouncing "Z" and "C" the same way? I do not know if everyone does it, but for some reason every single American that I hear trying to say "Z" says "C" instead.
do you mean when saying the letter itself, or within a word?  I have no idea what you're talking about.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 07, 2010, 10:50:11 PM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 08, 2010, 01:29:49 AM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on February 08, 2010, 02:10:55 AM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 08, 2010, 04:20:38 AM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on February 08, 2010, 04:33:46 AM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z

Quote
In many dialects of English, the letter's name is zed, pronounced /?z?d/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (see below). In American English, its name is zee /?zi?/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 08, 2010, 04:51:44 AM
of all the things we say wrong, thats what grabs you..

Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 08, 2010, 04:52:30 AM
Clarification: The letter itself as in "Plan: Z", "X, Y, Z" and so on
I've personally never run in to this.
I'm assuming that you're not from the U.S. (based on the wording of your question) -- I suppose that it is an issue of accent as opposed to mis-pronunciation (as subtle as that difference may be).
Or it could be the "zee" versus "zed" thing.
???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z

Quote
In many dialects of English, the letter's name is zed, pronounced /?z?d/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (see below). In American English, its name is zee /?zi?/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form.
ah -- I get it now (thanks PXY).

well, I guess that the answer is right there in the part that I just put in bold.  

of all the things we say wrong, thats what grabs you..


Well, it's not really "wrong", per sa -- just a different dialect (at least according the source listed) -- but yeah, I get get your point. 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on February 08, 2010, 05:59:52 AM
Well, theres always saying it like 'zag'
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on February 08, 2010, 06:08:13 AM
It's not quite pronounced the same way, "C" uses the "S" phonic that Swedish uses (more or less), "Z" is more "buzzy", if that makes sense.  

It could he quite possible that Swedish just doesn't have that phonic and therefore you can't hear it (When a young child learns a native language, they tend to forget what phonics their native tongue doesn't use to the point of not being able to hear it as an adult.  American English speakers have trouble with the rolling "R" phonic for the most part, I had to train my ear to even hear it as I didn't automatically until I was 15 or 16 and taking my second year of Spanish.  Likewise, I discovered only two days ago that in Finnish, "u" and "y" are different phonics.)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on February 08, 2010, 06:14:20 AM
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 08, 2010, 06:23:03 AM
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
A25
here (http://www.americanbladesmith.com/) you go -- check out the "store" link for specific books.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on February 08, 2010, 06:27:02 AM
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on February 08, 2010, 07:27:27 AM
Q 25) Does anybody know of any good beginners books on bladesmithing?  Amazon.com reviews aren't helping me at all.
A25
here (http://www.americanbladesmith.com/) you go -- check out the "store" link for specific books.

Aha, thanks!
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on February 08, 2010, 01:14:48 PM
Q27) I found myself a website on bow & arrow craft. Are we going to start a medieval weapon crafting guild?  :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on February 08, 2010, 01:41:29 PM
Q27) I found myself a website on bow & arrow craft. Are we going to start a medieval weapon crafting guild?  :D

Q28) and if so are we allowed to use them for nefarious purposes?  :flutter
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 08, 2010, 04:33:34 PM
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?

A26) We have them and he is called "Svenska kocken" and believe it or not, it means "The Swedish chef". He sounds exactly the same, for example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IE0a5BpB9c). Otherwise we tend not to dub, the Muppet show was one of the few exceptions as the target audience was not yet old enough to read subtitles.

A27 & 28) Just be home before dinner :p
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on February 08, 2010, 04:38:41 PM
Q26)  Speaking of Sweden, I have two questions:

Do you have The Muppet Show there, and if yes, what is The Swedish Chef called over there?

A26) We have them and he is called "Svenska kocken" and believe it or not, it means "The Swedish chef". He sounds exactly the same, for example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IE0a5BpB9c). Otherwise we tend not to dub, the Muppet show was one of the few exceptions as the target audience was not yet old enough to read subtitles.
That is awesome.  :lmao He was always one of my favorite characters. I made this a while back, for some reason or other...

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1910/vikings2oi8.jpg) (http://img142.imageshack.us/i/vikings2oi8.jpg/)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 09, 2010, 06:52:16 AM
Q29  anyone here fleuent in persian or arabic or farsi?

its my understanding that one of these has numerous words for the varied familial relations (the wife of my wifes brother, sort of thing.)

i cant find any, and would like to have a list of them..

in particular, my nephews grandmother, not mother in law. and 'the dude, my wifes sister is banging'

thanks for any assistance.  :)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on February 09, 2010, 07:53:43 PM
and 'the dude, my wifes sister is banging'
I think that one is "Infidel", or something like that. ;)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 15, 2010, 09:18:02 PM
Q. 30: Should I re-read "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" or start reading Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 15, 2010, 10:37:09 PM
that depends, on how much time you need to kill?

if its a week, the hitchhikers

if its a couple months... then wheel of time.

otherwise, both..
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on February 15, 2010, 11:55:29 PM
Q. 30: Should I re-read "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" or start reading Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series?
The first few books of WoT are good, then it starts getting annoying/redundant. I soooo wanted to rip that freakin' braid of Ninyvae's (sp?) head after about 5 books... So I'd say go for WoT.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 16, 2010, 12:33:26 AM
Q. 30: Should I re-read "The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" or start reading Robert Jordan's "The Wheel of Time" series?
The first few books of WoT are good, then it starts getting annoying/redundant. I soooo wanted to rip that freakin' braid of Ninyvae's (sp?) head after about 5 books... So I'd say go for WoT.
yeah, but #'s 6, 9, and 11 MORE than make up for it (and 7 won't be as frustrating as it was when it first came out, since you can now just roll right on to 8).
besides, Nynaeve redeems herself enough to let you overlook the braid-pulling (if by nothing else, then her little bit at the end of KoD completely erases all of her annoying b.s.)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 16, 2010, 01:57:18 AM
it would be epic if in a  Forsaken fight, Nyn got her braid burnt off.. bale fire it, so it never existed?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 16, 2010, 02:27:31 AM
it would be epic if in a  Forsaken fight, Nyn got her braid burnt off.. bale fire it, so it never existed?
:lmao :lmao :lmao :lol

oops -- fell off my chair on that one
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on February 16, 2010, 02:32:39 AM
I'm not reading 5 books of 1000+ pages to get to the good parts, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 16, 2010, 02:53:33 AM
ok, so just the first 3 then..
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 16, 2010, 06:17:21 AM
I'm not reading 5 books of 1000+ pages to get to the good parts, I'm sorry.
it's all good (well, okay, book 10 did drag a bit) -- it's just that it keeps getting better as it goes.  I never said that the first 5 books suck; quite the contrary -- as a matter of fact, even with book 2 being a bit of a low point, the first 5 are completely awesome.  That would be like saying "I don't want to play a druid through 20 levels because I won't get shapechange until level 17".  Additionally, one annoying character doesn't ruin anything -- the thing is, she's intentionally annoying, and for good reason (as it relates to character development).

It just so happens that my very favorite scenes happen to be in 6, 9, and 11 (with specific ones in 4, 5 and 3 being up there pretty far).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on February 16, 2010, 08:14:28 AM
I'm not reading 5 books of 1000+ pages to get to the good parts, I'm sorry.
it's all good (well, okay, book 10 did drag a bit) -- it's just that it keeps getting better as it goes.  I never said that the first 5 books suck; quite the contrary -- as a matter of fact, even with book 2 being a bit of a low point, the first 5 are completely awesome.  That would be like saying "I don't want to play a druid through 20 levels because I won't get shapechange until level 17".  Additionally, one annoying character doesn't ruin anything -- the thing is, she's intentionally annoying, and for good reason (as it relates to character development).

It just so happens that my very favorite scenes happen to be in 6, 9, and 11 (with specific ones in 4, 5 and 3 being up there pretty far).

FYI, not all of us think the books are that good.   :P  I do see it as trudging through a bunch of chaff to get to the good stuff.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on February 16, 2010, 01:18:02 PM
Think I'll go with WoT for a while and see where it takes me. Nanshrok's has given the series the lowest grade I have ever read so it seems promising enough.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on February 16, 2010, 02:06:59 PM
it aint high art, its fantasy adventure..

12 books in, 2 to go (i think its 12 in...)

another couple thousand pages will go quick..
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: CountArioch on February 16, 2010, 02:59:35 PM
I never said that the first 5 books suck;

Point taken.  However, I read the first 5 books, and I am saying that they suck :p.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on February 16, 2010, 03:21:23 PM
it aint high art, its fantasy adventure..

12 books in, 2 to go (i think its 12 in...)

another couple thousand pages will go quick..
well, 13 if you count "New Spring".

I never said that the first 5 books suck;

Point taken.  However, I read the first 5 books, and I am saying that they suck :p.
to each their own. :looloo
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Hallack on February 16, 2010, 03:31:50 PM
I just started book 6 last night.  I started reading the series a few months back and so far have enjoyed them.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on February 16, 2010, 05:11:40 PM
I'm not reading 5 books of 1000+ pages to get to the good parts, I'm sorry.
it's all good (well, okay, book 10 did drag a bit) -- it's just that it keeps getting better as it goes.  I never said that the first 5 books suck; quite the contrary -- as a matter of fact, even with book 2 being a bit of a low point, the first 5 are completely awesome.  That would be like saying "I don't want to play a druid through 20 levels because I won't get shapechange until level 17".  Additionally, one annoying character doesn't ruin anything -- the thing is, she's intentionally annoying, and for good reason (as it relates to character development).

It just so happens that my very favorite scenes happen to be in 6, 9, and 11 (with specific ones in 4, 5 and 3 being up there pretty far).

FYI, not all of us think the books are that good.   :P  I do see it as trudging through a bunch of chaff to get to the good stuff.
Yeah. I don't have time for that.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on February 16, 2010, 05:21:10 PM
I never said that the first 5 books suck;

Point taken.  However, I read the first 5 books, and I am saying that they suck :p.

Wow, somebody actually agrees with me!   :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on May 06, 2010, 05:34:15 PM
Q 31 or so

What's the easiest (free) way to add bookmarks to an already existing pdf (that I didn't create)? I only have the free version of Adobe reader right now, so I'll likely have to dl some stuff, but the less the better. :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on May 06, 2010, 06:37:32 PM
try a different program, maybe foxit
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on May 06, 2010, 07:26:05 PM
I like Okular
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on May 06, 2010, 07:39:42 PM
Yay, thanks. Time to go through a few of my pdfs and add some bookmarks.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Ruam on June 23, 2010, 09:42:19 PM
Q 32:Is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPKycFtsW74&playnext_from=QL) guy actually telling the truth? Do they want to do that?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on June 23, 2010, 10:19:46 PM
Q 32:Is this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPKycFtsW74&playnext_from=QL) guy actually telling the truth? Do they want to do that?
Yes, at Conservapedia. Stephen Colbert told people to troll them and make him God in it.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on August 15, 2010, 11:27:27 PM
Q33: What's the name of that condition where when you're injured your body grows bone in the area instead of fixing it properly?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on August 22, 2010, 06:02:51 AM
Q34: I want to start reading Warhammer 40k books, I love the setting.  Any suggestions on what to start with?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Shadowhunter on August 23, 2010, 12:09:35 AM
A 34:
Stay the hell away from Ben Counter.

Dan Abnett is pretty good, as long as you can ignore all the fanboyism regarding his books floating around and take his work for what it is.
Artistic License.

Gaunt's Ghost are better than Eisenhorn/Ravenor, even though they are also decent.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on September 11, 2010, 03:45:15 PM
Q 35: Would a PK mount on a camera lens fit a Sony a230?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on September 16, 2010, 04:33:21 PM
Q36: When trying to update Windows Vista on my desktop PC, I get an error code that indicates that it was denied access to some file it needs during the update process. WTF should I do here? Reinstall? I have a copy of Windows 7 that I could stick on there (it is licensed to be valid on up to 3 PCs). I'm thinking of just upgrading to that, but I know there are some hardware problems with this PC. So I'm worried the installation might fail, and I'll be stuck with a brick till I can find time to troubleshoot the hardware (I think it's a MB problem...).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on September 16, 2010, 05:38:56 PM
Are you opposed to just switching to Linux? :P
If yes, I won't claim to be an expert, but I'd say get rid of Vista and get Win 7 on it. At least 7 is less of a pile of shit than Vista is. What kind of hardware problems are you expecting, specifically?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on September 16, 2010, 05:52:31 PM
Are you opposed to just switching to Linux? :P
If yes, I won't claim to be an expert, but I'd say get rid of Vista and get Win 7 on it. At least 7 is less of a pile of shit than Vista is. What kind of hardware problems are you expecting, specifically?
I can't really just swap to Linux. I use too much software that is windows only. I have used Linux in the past, though, and do like it. I just don't like dealing with compatibility issues. I don't have time for that shit.

This PC gives all kinds of crazy errors, especially when you first start it up. I get POST codes and sometimes the PCs just fails to start (the hard drive spins up, but nothing shows on the screen, and I have error lights lit up on the case). It also sometimes just crashes hard after you get it started (bluescreen dumps, or sometimes just locks up). Strangely enough, most of this seems to go away after it's been on for about 5 minutes, if you can get it to start (which I always can). So I think it is some piece of hardware somewhere that for some reason only works after its warmed up.

I suspect its on the motherboard because I've already replaced the hard drive, memory, and graphics card, and still get the same kinds of errors. The onboard USB controller also totally quit working, and I had to install a PCI-based one (which oddly enough can also control the on-board USB ports just fine...).

I know I should replace the MBoard, but... it still works, and I'm a lazy bastard. I don't want to have to go look up one that is compatible with all of my hardware. :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on September 16, 2010, 05:57:09 PM
Well, I guess it's gonna be either replace the motherboard or risk errors with Win 7. Honestly, preferably do both. Can't really give much advice than that. I like to think of myself as savvy, but I'm definitely no expert, and especially not on hardware.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: archangel.arcanis on September 16, 2010, 05:57:26 PM
Go to Win7 and that will be a better experience for you over all. As to the BSOD (blue screen of death) there are 3 causes of it. Hard drive failure, OS corruption/failure, Memory errors. Since you already changed the drive we can probably rule that out. I would run a memory scanner on your PC to make sure you Ram hasn't gone bad. If it is an OS issue doing a fresh install of 7 should handle that, the OS issues can also be things that tie into the OS on a low level such as drivers and AV software.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: weenog on October 10, 2010, 08:58:41 AM
Q 37:  Other than the obvious route of just gradually increasing the amount weight they bear, what's a good way to condition the feet to comfortably support more weight?

"Lose weight instead" wouldn't really be a helpful answer.  I'm considering doing some pretty severe strength training and that's just going to make me heavier.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on October 10, 2010, 03:43:03 PM
Q 37:  Other than the obvious route of just gradually increasing the amount weight they bear, what's a good way to condition the feet to comfortably support more weight?

"Lose weight instead" wouldn't really be a helpful answer.  I'm considering doing some pretty severe strength training and that's just going to make me heavier.
a37
good cushy insoles with solid arch support is the first thing that comes to mind.
otherwise, it really is simply a matter of conditioning (i.e., the obvious).  you may try hiking with a significant load in your pack -- the faster you walk, the quicker your feet will toughen-up (of course, this will also involve suffering the initial blisters while your foot skin also toughens)

:twocents
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on October 10, 2010, 04:52:31 PM
Q.38: I'm composing a list of things I want my players to ask themselves about their character since they are quite low on fluff and I try to do a 50/50 game when it comes to RP vs. Fighting, mostly because the group lacks a proper tank and since they are all quite new to this they need a carrot to widen their personal stories. I've come up with this so far
[spoiler]
Two people that are/were important to them
2 minor fears/phobias
1 greater fear/phobia
What is your personal motivation for adventuring?
Favourite food?
How did your family look like when you grew up?
How do you hope your death will look like (a glorious battle, old in a warm bed, saving a friend/lover, OD, those kind of things)?[/spoiler]

So for the question: What other stuff would be good to include here?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on October 12, 2010, 08:41:22 AM
A 38

I'll look it up in detail once I get home, but take a look around for something called the "10-minute background". It's basically what you're looking for, and was first posted on the WotC forums, but has been used at least once around here. Check the current OOC thread for the game "The Maker's Crown" in the PbP section, perhaps.

Q 39

What ways are there to quickly insert mathematical operators, especially 'letter-like' symbols like "element of" on the fly while taking notes on a netbook (in a physics lecture, for the record)? Alt codes seem to either not work, or I'm too stupid to use them on this thing (they work fine on my desktop). EDIT: It may have to do with the fact that I use Linux and OpenOffice on this comp.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 12, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
Q40: I've got a zombie apocalypse campaign on Myth-weavers that needs a replacement GM (our current one is swamped under massive combined amounts of homework, tests and whatnot). Is anyone interested?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on October 12, 2010, 04:58:19 PM
Q 39

What ways are there to quickly insert mathematical operators, especially 'letter-like' symbols like "element of" on the fly while taking notes on a netbook (in a physics lecture, for the record)? Alt codes seem to either not work, or I'm too stupid to use them on this thing (they work fine on my desktop). EDIT: It may have to do with the fact that I use Linux and OpenOffice on this comp.
A39

Keep a pool of characters in a Notepad* window open while you work, and copy-and-paste?

* or equivalent
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on October 12, 2010, 06:50:25 PM
A 38

I'll look it up in detail once I get home, but take a look around for something called the "10-minute background". It's basically what you're looking for, and was first posted on the WotC forums, but has been used at least once around here. Check the current OOC thread for the game "The Maker's Crown" in the PbP section, perhaps.
Thanks a bunch!   
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on October 12, 2010, 08:50:14 PM
Q 39

What ways are there to quickly insert mathematical operators, especially 'letter-like' symbols like "element of" on the fly while taking notes on a netbook (in a physics lecture, for the record)? Alt codes seem to either not work, or I'm too stupid to use them on this thing (they work fine on my desktop). EDIT: It may have to do with the fact that I use Linux and OpenOffice on this comp.
A39

Keep a pool of characters in a Notepad* window open while you work, and copy-and-paste?

* or equivalent
It's a possibility, I guess. Anything even more convenient? I guess I could fiddle with Writer and set some character combinations to be autocorrected to the symbols I want.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on October 28, 2010, 06:46:45 AM
Q41: What should I buy my wife for our 5th wedding anniversary?   :D

It's coming up in about 2 weeks, and I am drawing a blank. She's your typical "girly girl", likes shopping, clothes, shoes, etc. She suggested not to get her jewelry, which makes things more difficult... She's also kind of picky about clothes, and I suck at shopping... so if I get her clothes, she'll probably wind up sending them back, lol.

We are going to Hawaii for New Years, which is kind of like a 5 year honeymoon, but I'd still like to get her a gift. I know she wants a smart phone with internet access, so I was thinking of that... but it seems like they give those damned things away, so it's kind of too cheap to be a gift.  :lol (Of course... the monthly plan isn't free... so it could be an ongoing gift, I guess...)

Other ideas? I'm thinking in the 500 bucks ballpark should be good since we're taking that vacation and have bills to worry about, but good gift suggestions that cost more or less are welcome.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on October 28, 2010, 11:25:46 AM
She's your typical "girly girl", likes shopping, clothes, shoes, etc.
How about a giant Hello Kitty plushie? :p

Alternatively, if you don't mind being somewhat unoriginal, I'm sure a big coupon for some prestigious shoe shop would make her happy.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on October 28, 2010, 02:34:34 PM
She's your typical "girly girl", likes shopping, clothes, shoes, etc.
How about a giant Hello Kitty plushie? :p

Alternatively, if you don't mind being somewhat unoriginal, I'm sure a big coupon for some prestigious shoe shop would make her happy.
Appeal to childhood.
Giant Pooh.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on October 28, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
She's your typical "girly girl", likes shopping, clothes, shoes, etc.
How about a giant Hello Kitty plushie? :p

Alternatively, if you don't mind being somewhat unoriginal, I'm sure a big coupon for some prestigious shoe shop would make her happy.
Appeal to childhood.
Giant Pooh.

I second this idea. Giant plushie for girly girls = win.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: archangel.arcanis on October 28, 2010, 05:06:41 PM
I can't help with cloths but if she wants a smart phone and you decide to go that route I can help. Which one depends on the needs, comfort level, and carrier.

If she likes them (any you are on AT&T) then the iPhone is probably a good choice as it is a nice toy. They aren't what I want but many people like them for a reason. This however does force you onto iTunes, which I have had many complaints about recently, if you aren't already using it with an iPod.

I would strongly recommend a touch screen Droid phone if she is even the least bit technical. Droid phones offer a fair bit of customization that she may like but if she isn't into tweaking her toy then you should probably favor iPhone over droid when it is an option. Avoid the Blackberry stuff over all. Their apps suck compared to the exact same ones on iPhone and Droid phones.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on November 04, 2010, 09:32:09 PM
I wound up getting her a Droid X and a few other things (a watch, which she said she's probably going to send back, and a jacket and hat that she had in her amazon account but hadn't ordered :P ). At first, she was skeptical about the phone, saying she didn't really need it, and was even talking about sending it back. Then I finally got her to try it out, and now she's going crazy over all the stuff it can do.  :lol She especially likes the Voice to Text feature, and how you can use it to search the web, write emails, etc. So far it seems extremely good at transcribing what she says right "out of the box", which is really damned impressive I think.

Some of the apps (which we haven't had time to add or play around with yet) sound amazing, too, like the one where you can take a picture of something and the phone will look it up and tell you what it is, down to comparing prices at local stores, etc, I think. It's fkn crazy. (Insert Agita giving me a hard time about being old and behind the times here. :P )
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on November 04, 2010, 09:41:37 PM
Which cell did you get for your lady?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 04, 2010, 09:43:43 PM
Some of the apps (which we haven't had time to add or play around with yet) sound amazing, too, like the one where you can take a picture of something and the phone will look it up and tell you what it is, down to comparing prices at local stores, etc, I think. It's fkn crazy. (Insert Agita giving me a hard time about being old and behind the times here. :P )
You youngsters and your phones! Mine has a calender and even a low resolution colour-screen, that should be enough for generations to come  :pout
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Tshern on November 04, 2010, 09:45:18 PM
A screen? I thought you just tapped the lever and the other person would write the message down like a regular person.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 04, 2010, 09:48:00 PM
A screen? I thought you just tapped the lever and the other person would write the message down like a regular person.
That was my previous one, after the tv-crew showed up to interview "The man without a cell-phone" for the 90th time I felt it wasn't worth it any more  :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: archangel.arcanis on November 04, 2010, 09:51:30 PM
Get Skyfire browser it is faster and handles web pages better than the native one. I also recomend Google skymap as an awesome toy, star charts that tells you what you are looking at. Google translate is another fun app. While I think googles (the picture search app you were talking about) has it the barcode scanner is awesome as well, especially for shopping. Flashlight app is good but can be a battery killer.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on November 04, 2010, 10:22:29 PM
chicks are tricky, married chicks are worse..

maybe tricked out spa day, a 10 pack of massage gift certs


designer shoes or purse?

not wanting jewelery is always a, um 'fib'.

on that subject, i have about 6 months till mine, i need to start planning.. ugg
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on November 05, 2010, 02:12:29 AM
Stuffed Aminal links

http://www.squishable.com/

http://www.giantstuffedanimals.com/

http://www.big-stuffedanimals.com/

http://www.mybigplush.com/

http://www.cuddleworks.com/


Girly stuff

http://www.girlygadgets.com.au/

http://askalexia.com/

http://girlygadget.blogspot.com/

http://stuff.icanhascheezburger.com/

Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 15, 2010, 04:42:48 PM
Q.42: Anyone know of a place were I can find some kind of info on the strength of different venoms? More precisely I am trying to get some kind of number on how venomous sea snakes are compared to their land living relatives.

Also

Q.43: I'm heading to Malaysia in February and the flight company wants me to select a greeting for some reason. Since I can't speak a single word of Bahasa Malaysian I wonder which of the following is preferable (if possible, I'd like to confuse someone with this): Tun, Toh Poan, Datuk Seri, Datin Seri, Tan Sri, Puan Sri, Datuk, Dato, Datin.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on November 15, 2010, 05:17:46 PM
Q43
Tun is basically Mr.
The rest are titled variants. Except for the second one which I'm pretty sure you mistyped or something.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on November 15, 2010, 05:52:24 PM
Q43
Tun is basically Mr.
The rest are titled variants. Except for the second one which I'm pretty sure you mistyped or something.
Thanks
Yeah, seems it was supposed to be "Toh Puan". Anyone of them mean something like "Your Holiness" by any chance? I'd have a great time with that
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on November 15, 2010, 07:41:18 PM
Nope, those are just the common titles for influential people/minor nobility.
Puan and Datin are just the female variants.

I could be a bit mixed up though. My malay was horrible to begin with and it's been going downhill.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Bauglir on November 27, 2010, 07:43:29 AM
Q44

What happens if I have a set of 3 email accounts, 1 of which forwards to the 2nd which forwards to the 3rd which forwards to the 1st again? Possibly may need to assume different email services, but I expect there is a system to deal with infinite loops like this (I cannot be the first person to think of it).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on November 27, 2010, 02:03:58 PM
Q44

What happens if I have a set of 3 email accounts, 1 of which forwards to the 2nd which forwards to the 3rd which forwards to the 1st again? Possibly may need to assume different email services, but I expect there is a system to deal with infinite loops like this (I cannot be the first person to think of it).
One way to find out.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on November 27, 2010, 07:52:14 PM
you will get lots of email, the providers will most likely spam filter it once it sees a pattern.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on November 28, 2010, 06:33:17 AM
Q44

What happens if I have a set of 3 email accounts, 1 of which forwards to the 2nd which forwards to the 3rd which forwards to the 1st again? Possibly may need to assume different email services, but I expect there is a system to deal with infinite loops like this (I cannot be the first person to think of it).
One way to find out.
All I ask is that you let us know. With pics (screenshots).  :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 04, 2010, 12:36:15 AM
Q45 I'm looking for some movie I saw some years ago. The plot took place in some future scenario where a detective dude (protagonist) got a job from stereotypical attractive woman who had a sister who got herself kidnapped because she had discovered A NEW ELEMENT(!!!). The terrorists who kidnap the sister wanted this element so they could release it into the atmosphere and then upload themselves onto the internet because this new element would kill all of humanity. Somewhere at the end they find themselves inside a game of Half Life. Anyone happen to know the name of this particular movie?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on December 04, 2010, 12:44:31 AM
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on December 04, 2010, 12:54:07 AM
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.

None of the parameters fit.  Including the fact that nobody discovers an element in that movie.   :P 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on December 04, 2010, 01:00:04 AM
Mind you, I've never actually seen the movie, so I don't know if any of the other parameters fit, but the "new element" bit does bring to mind a movie named... wait for it... The Fifth Element.

None of the parameters fit.  Including the fact that nobody discovers an element in that movie.   :P 
Fun. I'll file that away under "misleading names", then. :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on December 04, 2010, 01:18:17 AM
No, the girl was a new element created by combining the other four. Which was Love. Or something.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Monotremeancer on December 04, 2010, 02:08:07 AM
This element was blue-ish if I remember it right and if they just removed the huge warning-labels from the containers you could've mistaken them for containing propane or something similar
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on December 04, 2010, 04:23:56 AM
No, the girl was a new element created by combining the other four. Which was Love. Or something.

No, the fifth element was the perfect being.  She wasn't created by the other four.  This isn't Captain Planet.  She wasn't heart.   :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BrokeAndDrive on January 24, 2011, 01:27:32 AM
Q46 Hair-care question from a guy who's totally ignorant in this field! :D

I wear it long. No, I'm not cutting. I like being a hippy. Anyway, it's JUST a few inches too short, so I can't 1) put it behind my shoulders, 2) my ears are too tiny to tuck it back there, and 3) ponytailing means the front escapes after 5 minutes and gets in my face, which is the only part I care about. Normally I braid both sides when I don't want it in my face for extended periods, but that's a pain in the arse to do every time I want to cook or just bend over to pick stuff off the floor.

Are there secret, arcane tricks to making a mane more-or-less behave itself? With +1 shampoos of stop-being-frizzy-and-stay-down-and-outta-my-face?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Bozwevial on January 24, 2011, 01:29:04 AM
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Littha on January 24, 2011, 01:32:55 AM
Q34: I want to start reading Warhammer 40k books, I love the setting.  Any suggestions on what to start with?

There is only one answer.

CIAPHAS CAIN HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 24, 2011, 01:49:57 AM
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Nanshork on January 24, 2011, 02:36:42 AM
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.

I will confirm this.  I also cut mine for the same reasons as Boz.  The Halloween costume in question require a mohawk.


@Littha: Your answer is a little late.   :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BrokeAndDrive on January 24, 2011, 03:17:16 AM
:( But I like my hippy hair...

One day I hope to at least somewhat resemble this:

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3874/nordofficial.jpg)

I wanna be a pretty nord. A pretty nord.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on January 24, 2011, 03:33:14 AM
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on January 24, 2011, 05:28:14 AM
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
... and hats. 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on January 24, 2011, 09:16:49 AM
Speaking from personal experience: No. :P At least, not that I know of. I eventually cut mine, partially for convenience and partially for Halloween. It was always making a nuisance of itself.
What he said. And also because mine made me look bad.

I will confirm this.  I also cut mine for the same reasons as Boz.  The Halloween costume in question require a mohawk.
Confirmed, the third. If only it wasn't such a pain in the ass to get up and get my hair cut. :P
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on January 24, 2011, 02:17:56 PM
nerd er, nord all you want, but till it gets longer gel is your friend.
... and hats. 

Just make sure not to wear them for very extended periods of time or when the weather's hot.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: BrokeAndDrive on February 07, 2011, 02:55:09 PM
Q47 What's good with sour cream? I used to hate it, but recently found it's great with homemade tacos. But I'm out of tacos, and now have a near full tub of sour cream that I don't want to go to waste.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: neko128 on February 07, 2011, 09:04:17 PM
Q45 I'm looking for some movie I saw some years ago. The plot took place in some future scenario where a detective dude (protagonist) got a job from stereotypical attractive woman who had a sister who got herself kidnapped because she had discovered A NEW ELEMENT(!!!). The terrorists who kidnap the sister wanted this element so they could release it into the atmosphere and then upload themselves onto the internet because this new element would kill all of humanity. Somewhere at the end they find themselves inside a game of Half Life. Anyone happen to know the name of this particular movie?

Could you possibly mean a modernization/cinematization of Cat's Cradle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_Cradle)?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on February 08, 2011, 07:08:32 AM
Q47 What's good with sour cream? I used to hate it, but recently found it's great with homemade tacos. But I'm out of tacos, and now have a near full tub of sour cream that I don't want to go to waste.

You looking for dip recipes or other?  It'll be easier to find stuff if I have some idea of your cooking ability.

Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on April 07, 2011, 01:27:07 AM
Q 48
I accidentally added a misspelled word to my Firefox dictionary -- how do I get rid of it?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on April 07, 2011, 08:53:22 AM
Q 48
I accidentally added a misspelled word to my Firefox dictionary -- how do I get rid of it?
http://lifehacker.com/#!244497/remove-misspelled-words-from-your-firefox-dictionary (http://lifehacker.com/#!244497/remove-misspelled-words-from-your-firefox-dictionary)
http://blog.ffextensionguru.com/2007/08/11/tip-removing-added-words-from-fx-dictionary/
http://tech-buzz.net/2007/09/22/how-to-remove-misspelled-words-from-firefox-dictionary/
http://www.ehow.com/how_5455299_delete-word-firefox-dictionary.html

Any of these help?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on April 07, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
Q 48
I accidentally added a misspelled word to my Firefox dictionary -- how do I get rid of it?
http://lifehacker.com/#!244497/remove-misspelled-words-from-your-firefox-dictionary (http://lifehacker.com/#!244497/remove-misspelled-words-from-your-firefox-dictionary)
http://blog.ffextensionguru.com/2007/08/11/tip-removing-added-words-from-fx-dictionary/
http://tech-buzz.net/2007/09/22/how-to-remove-misspelled-words-from-firefox-dictionary/
http://www.ehow.com/how_5455299_delete-word-firefox-dictionary.html

Any of these help?
sweet ass!  you're the shiznit :D
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 18, 2011, 10:30:22 PM
Q49: Anybody got a link to a good veterinary database site?

Here's the thing. One of the family dogs is sick. He puked a lot of blood about half a week ago (apparently several times as he tried to head to the back room. Since then he's been puking up some yellow-whitish substance every once in a while, and he's puked blood again at least once since (I wasn't around). We took him to the vet, initially they said "worms", then they said "pancreatitis". Thing is, I did some quick research about it and I don't think that's what he's got. First, because he had one hell of an appetite coming back home, and second, because his belly was supposed to be really tender - I just squeezed the little guy up and he didn't so much as sneeze.

I'm worried more about my sister than him, since the bastard has given me grief ever since they brought him home, but still, I don't want him to die.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: bhu on April 20, 2011, 01:13:25 AM
Q49: Anybody got a link to a good veterinary database site?



I can send a bunch of links but I've no idea how good they are. 
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on April 20, 2011, 01:35:47 AM
If I can get any idea WTF my dog has, it'll be worth it.

I'm counting on you to screw this one up, uncle kitty.  :D

[spoiler]That's a joke.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 05, 2011, 07:36:41 PM
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on May 05, 2011, 07:44:19 PM
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
A 50

December 21st, 2012.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Bozwevial on May 05, 2011, 08:03:42 PM
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ApocalypseHow)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: altpersona on May 05, 2011, 08:23:15 PM
expect to be bored? expect to be disappointed? expect to make matrix jokes...
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: veekie on May 05, 2011, 08:24:36 PM
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ApocalypseHow)
Depends, does he punch the LHC beam collision point?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Kuroimaken on May 05, 2011, 09:28:13 PM
Q50: I intend to formally take up Kung Fu lessons soon. What should the world expect?
At least a Class X-2. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ApocalypseHow)

Dude, I ain't nowhere near MASTERING it yet. Won't be for at least a couple of decades.

...THEN we can talk about Class X-2. Assuming I don't simply accidentally enslave mankind first. (My soon-to-be teacher mentioned the learning of pressure point acupressure techniques.)
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on July 12, 2011, 03:37:10 AM
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on July 12, 2011, 04:32:09 AM
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?
A 51

It's probably not technically official, but I believe we agreed on "Monkey Circlejerk Fallacy" in a thread on these boards.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Prime32 on July 12, 2011, 01:47:38 PM
Q51
Is there a formal (or "official") term for fallaciously attributing a fallacy to someone's argument?  Something like "The Fallacy Fallacy", or some such?
IIRC, the Fallacy Fallacy is "your argument is fallacious, therefore it must be false."
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Agita on July 12, 2011, 02:33:10 PM
Found the thread. It's the Monkey Masturbation Fallacy (http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=10435.msg364382#msg364382).
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: PhaedrusXY on July 12, 2011, 02:40:14 PM
Found the thread. It's the Monkey Masturbation Fallacy (http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=10435.msg364382#msg364382).
I'd prefer Fallacy Fellatio.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: wotmaniac on July 12, 2011, 04:56:18 PM
Found the thread. It's the Monkey Masturbation Fallacy (http://brilliantgameologists.com/boards/index.php?topic=10435.msg364382#msg364382).
I'd prefer Fallacy Fellatio.
oh no; only the real deal for me.


oh, and thanks.
Title: Re: Ask a simple question, get a simple answer: The real world edition
Post by: Risada on October 13, 2011, 03:41:52 AM
Q52? Is there any way to download all of my pics uploaded into my Imageshare to my PC without having to access each and every one of them? Tried looking around, but I didn't find anything...