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  Topic: Small Wind
Time Clock

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PostForum: Solar / Wind Energy   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:00 am   Subject: Is it a windmill? Or is it art?
That looks pretty cool. But the wind surface seems small. In the Columbia Gorge we get some terrific winds, and in the last 5 years the ridges have sprouted hundreds of giant windmills. They look hug ...
  Topic: Water quality reports
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: It's the Water...   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:39 pm   Subject: water filters
Well it's been over two years since I wrote that, and I still haven't made a change to my water system. When the pump was getting ice in it over the winter I almost upgraded to a newer pump which woul ...
  Topic: What God Wants
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:05 am   Subject: the matrix
Einstein questioned reality, I don't have the exact quotes but he loved examining the laws of "reality" and wondered at them.

I think we may only play a very small part in what God wants, ...
  Topic: "Money is Tight"
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PostForum: It's the Water...   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 10:56 am   Subject: "Money is Tight"
"Money is Tight"

It's always that way. Tight money is like water under pressure. You can have a giant network of pipes but if there is a hole, anywhere, the water is going to be lost.

...
  Topic: Keeping Me Out of Where I Should Be
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 6278

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:28 am   Subject: timing out on pages
A somewhat recent discovery of mine for dealing with pages that time out is a firefox plugin called lazarus. You can right-click any field and re-fill an entire form with what you had entered up to th ...
  Topic: The weight of the moon
Time Clock

Replies: 5
Views: 6554

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:35 am   Subject: The math of it all
Thank you for the formula behind some of that! On first pass reading your formulas I have to admit I sort of glazed over till you said

So the total gravity on you is the difference between the mas ...
  Topic: The weight of the moon
Time Clock

Replies: 5
Views: 6554

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:17 pm   Subject: escape velocity
Interesting. Suppose we dug a theoretical hole 10 miles deep, would it take less energy to achieve escape velocity from that lower starting point? You'd have less gravity to overcome, but you still ha ...
  Topic: chance of M&M's being all green
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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:55 pm   Subject: chance of M&M's being all green
What are the mathematical odds of getting a regular pack of M&M's with all green M&M's in it? And supposing there is some number to that, is there some law of dispersion that prevents this fro ...
  Topic: Browse Versus Query
Time Clock

Replies: 3
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PostForum: The Serendipity of Search   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:04 am   Subject: Searching for cars and other things
A bit of a tangent here, but since craigs list is a typical search point for cars (and other things) sometimes you would be willing to look a bit out of your area to find something on craigslist, or p ...
  Topic: Keeping Me Out of Where I Should Be
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 6278

PostForum: The First One is Free   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:18 pm   Subject: can machines really read those?
I'm not sure why they make them so tough - I have a failure rate in general of about 20%.
  Topic: Browse Versus Query
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 6305

PostForum: The Serendipity of Search   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:05 pm   Subject: visual fix
Sometimes when I just want to look at pictures of a category (like electric cars - I want a Tesla but that's not going to happen any time soon) so I just do a google images search. It's only good for ...
  Topic: Banner Blindness
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Views: 4661

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:33 pm   Subject: obvious ads, in-text ads...
One of the companies I do consulting for just ran test ads on facebook. It cost several hundred dollars within just a few hours, so there was lots of clicks, but a large percentage never even let our ...
  Topic: The weight of the moon
Time Clock

Replies: 5
Views: 6554

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:14 am   Subject: The weight of the moon
Just wondering -

If we are so high that we are standing on a space station platform in orbit, we'd be weightless. If we are so low that we are at the very center of the earth, assuming there's a l ...
  Topic: The Questioners
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Replies: 5
Views: 9806

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:35 pm   Subject: movir qoute - asking the right question
Not at all scientific, but I enjoyed this exchange from the movie "Just Like Heaven" about asking the right qustion:

(spoiler alert)

Darryl: Wow, you are totally asking the wrong quest ...
  Topic: Petition The Prez for Bike/Walk Trails
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PostForum: Bicycle / Pedestrian Transportation   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:08 am   Subject: trikking trails
I helped create the web site for http://www.trikke.com and I purchased 3 of their Trikkes. They are great exercise and a lot of fun to ride, but the ones I used had the polyurethane wheels and needed ...
  Topic: What's In A Click
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PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:55 am   Subject: Every once in a while
Every once in a while I "accidentally" click a banner ad, usually it's the skyscraper format on the right. The one that got me last time was a financial institution ad that showed a wallet d ...
  Topic: Agraria
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Replies: 23
Views: 38371

PostForum:  Energy Alternatives   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:01 am   Subject: Agraria
In this I assume "people" = voters? So kids or people who choose not to vote arent counted? Otherwise 3 people per acre sound like a small family, rather than 1.5 households.

Not a big di ...
  Topic: The Questioners
Time Clock

Replies: 5
Views: 9806

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:55 am   Subject: Bell Labs
Einstein said something to the effect that he was no smarter than most people, it was just that he stuck with a problem longer. I believe questioning a problem from every angle is why he was able to p ...
  Topic: Is infinity + infinity > infinity?
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Replies: 3
Views: 5608

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:42 am   Subject: Yum!
I would settle for an infinity of chocolate :)
  Topic: Half a Glass
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 5126

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:03 am   Subject: Wikipedia
I think your answer makes total sense, I would add that it also depends on what will happen next. Will the glass become fuller? If so, it is half full. Will it become emptier? Then it's half empty. Ho ...
  Topic: Is infinity + infinity > infinity?
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Replies: 3
Views: 5608

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:50 am   Subject: Is infinity + infinity > infinity?
Is infinity + infinity > infinity?

Well it is if you're talking about living forever. Many people have the hope of eternal life, but there are two eternities to consider. The one going forward f ...
  Topic: Evolution of A Theme
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Replies: 1
Views: 5190

PostForum: Media -- The Extensions of Man   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:40 pm   Subject: Mahir
and then there's Mahir, supposedly the real-life inspiration behind "Borat". A lot of people disagree, so who knows.
  Topic: The Guillotine
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Views: 13351

PostForum: Political Euphemisms   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:19 pm   Subject: extreme wealth, or just more than your fair share
I know a guy, basically a computer nerd, who created a database website, once it grew beyond his capacity to keep up he brought on board a handful of people (they worked from home), he priced his serv ...
  Topic: The Monkey Typewriter Year
Time Clock

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PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:04 pm   Subject: Monkeying around
I think computer programmers would be the most likely to use the new unit "Yeah, I've coded over 120,000 MTY's of code." It might look good on resumes too.

I'm assuming your monkey interf ...
  Topic: Something from lots of nothing
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PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:17 pm   Subject: Something from lots of nothing
In high school I stumbled across an interesting math trick: infinity X zero = one.

The way I came up with this was when we were reviewing fractions. Reciprocals multiplied = one. Well, I knew 1/0 w ...
  Topic: Half a Man
Time Clock

Replies: 4
Views: 5729

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:58 pm   Subject: Nicely done
For a "messy problem" you gave a nice clean answer, I like it.

Depending on which form of the question is the true original, we should be able to trace it's origins to the time period in ...
  Topic: Half a Man
Time Clock

Replies: 4
Views: 5729

PostForum: Units of Measurement   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:47 pm   Subject: half-man, half-riddle
My apologies to Brian-Hansen, you got my riddle correct; I simply asked it wrong. (Although very possibly I have inadvertantly corrected a mis-telling of the riddle passed down through the ages). To w ...
  Topic: The Pursuit of Happyness
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PostForum: I Was There   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:32 pm   Subject: Funds transfer
I always like to see the transfer of wealth. We love watching people hit it big on game shows for example, but perhaps selfishly.

I just like seeing new people getting a chance at wealth. During th ...
  Topic: Brain Warming and Global Overheating
Time Clock

Replies: 18
Views: 24345

PostForum: Climate Change   Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:39 pm   Subject: random (unhelpful?) view
I'll offer my opinion -

The global warming theory is difficult to disprove or prove. Last winter was one of the coldest we've had in 40 years. More snow as well.

I'd more readily believe global ...
  Topic: The problem with "No Problem"
Time Clock

Replies: 8
Views: 7786

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:06 pm   Subject: I do, and you're welcome
...as an example <grin>. Evidence forthcoming.
  Topic: Diabetes and World Oxygen Levels
Time Clock

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:19 pm   Subject: heavy breathing
Among the naturalist cures for cancer, one of them is sleeping outside under the trees at night instead of inside. (urm... I hope I didn't use the nudist term there, ala astrology vs astronomy; I know ...
  Topic: Time Travel
Time Clock

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Views: 6530

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:52 pm   Subject: Hollywood time travel perspectives
In the movie "Next" ....hmmm I just realized this is a spoiler...

Ok I'll blather on a bit, but please skip this paragraph if you have not seen "Next" with Nicholas Cage, it gi ...
  Topic: could the universe began with complete zero!
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 6598

PostForum: Science Hoop Shots   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:07 pm   Subject: Science troubles
I am not sure about area changing states, and in fact I am not sure I understand your definition of area. Area is a place geometrically defined by it's edges and perimiter, and I get the feeling you a ...
  Topic: Text Twist
Time Clock

Replies: 1
Views: 4731

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:27 pm   Subject: 404 not found
both links return "Not Found"
  Topic: Cyber Stickeys
Time Clock

Replies: 3
Views: 5712

PostForum: Refrigerator Magnetisms   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:21 pm   Subject: Doh! I misspelled refridge ---
Sort of like refridge magnets --> GE's whiteboard. I have used it to do logo animations for clients just for fun and one time even did a short animated cartoon with it. Sadly, GE does not keep your ...
  Topic: Water quality reports
Time Clock

Replies: 4
Views: 14427

PostForum: It's the Water...   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:32 pm   Subject: I'm on a well
The city of Vancouver Washington now has water out as far as my house, but I am still on a well. I only get 40 PSI water pressure so I'm thinking of making a change, probably just to get a stronger pu ...
  Topic: Water Powered Car
Time Clock

Replies: 2
Views: 4348

PostForum: Hydrogen   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:05 am   Subject: Who Killed the Electric Car (web, full)
I know that most of us have seen the movie, "Who Killed the Electric Car", but, now you can watch it again - on your computer - to recall some of the facts that you may have missed the first ...
  Topic: Where's My Jetpack?
Time Clock

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Ideas about General Transportation   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:55 am   Subject: Singularity
This echoes my complaint with the concept of the "coming singularity event". (One of my web clients is a big believer and had me study up on it.)

The predictions of Christ's second-coming ...
  Topic: Poker and the Presidency
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PostForum: Poker as metaphor   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:07 pm   Subject: Obama: Poker. McCain: Craps.
Obama has a history of playing poker with political friends, while McCain's game of choice has always been craps.

A short analysis and comparison of the two can be found at time.com - http://www.ti ...
  Topic: The disintegration of the graphical user-interface
Time Clock

Replies: 1
Views: 5603

PostForum: Ideas about software   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:29 pm   Subject: Last chance
You might appreciate this:

One of the LAN games I enjoy, "Spaceward Ho", has an Armageddon option where if everyone selects it on the same turn, half the universe super-novas.

There ar ...
  Topic: Things People Should Stop Saying in Movies
Time Clock

Replies: 1
Views: 3972

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:13 pm   Subject: Can't you understand that?
I'd say the most overused line in movies is "Can't you understand that?"

Maybe I grew up weird, but I've never heard anyone say that in normal conversation, and I cringe whenever I hear i ...
  Topic: wheels without wheels
Time Clock

Replies: 2
Views: 4448

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:05 pm   Subject: Even Ezekial thought his mind was gone
I'll have to check, but I think it was Ezekial who had a vision of wheels within wheels. Heard that a while back and haven't checked it out. Our pastor said Ezekial was his favorite prophet, so I've b ...
  Topic: It's baffling
Time Clock

Replies: 6
Views: 6812

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:53 pm   Subject: floating a theory
Nice answer :)

And I think you're right that the bulge does not keep up with the added air.

You'd be surprised how many people think that "air floats, so more air floats more".

I te ...
  Topic: The problem with "No Problem"
Time Clock

Replies: 8
Views: 7786

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:44 pm   Subject: what are you if you are "welcome"
You're welcome is of course short for you are welcome to have/take/etc. But then what is "welcome"?

if you are welcome, then what are you?

I think it switches targets. If you are welco ...
  Topic: It's baffling
Time Clock

Replies: 6
Views: 6812

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:03 pm   Subject: mist it
Doh!

Completely missed the whole point of your baffling title - which makes me feel like an idiot given the topic of the forum, sheesh.

That mirror teaser I invented myself, but I did post it at ...
  Topic: The problem with "No Problem"
Time Clock

Replies: 8
Views: 7786

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:38 pm   Subject: You're Welcome
I once had someone ask me what the definition of "You're Welcome" was. I stumbled all over myself at the time, but now I have a ready answer. I won't give it and ruin your fun, and anyone, g ...
  Topic: It's baffling
Time Clock

Replies: 6
Views: 6812

PostForum: Turns of Phrase   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:18 pm   Subject: Boggles the mind
"Boggles the mind" - A phrase I heard Pierce Brosnan use in the 80's on "Remington Steele", and have used ever since :)

In my car the gas DOES slosh around.... Doesn't everyone' ...
 
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