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@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Lol today needs to end asap so that I can start over tomorrow

@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

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http://pluto.jhuapl....page=20150701-2

 

Well sort of.

 

In about 12 days the New Horizons probe, launched in 2006, will finally arrive at the last planet minor planet Pluto, and many a childhood dream will be fulfilled. This is one of the first good looks at the planet, and notably there's a line of weirdly uniform black splodges on it. Bizarre.

 

Are you excited? I am!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

Ah yes the planet... I totally didn't come in here thinking I'd see a naked green haired chick... 

 

Actually I am excited. I personally believe Pluto shouldn't have been removed as a planet in the first place.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I had no idea this was happening. This is awesome, of course, I'm usually pretty excited by anything that adds to our communal knowledge.

 

I also want to see pluto. Cause... you know, it's in our backyard, might as well map it out.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:57 PM

Those splotches are actually the Charon Relay. Get ready for ADVENTURE!

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Cool.  Science and astronomy never fails to amaze.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

We'll have to see what we can see.  Cause honestly, I really want this to be a planet.

 

Ironbite-my childhood wouldn't feel so betrayed.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

YES!!!!
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

IT'S STILL A PLANET TO ME, DAMN IT.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:09 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I've been following New Horizons intently for the past several months....mostly because the actual first fly by will happen on my Birthday which is the best dang birthday present EVER.

 

If people aren't aware, there's another probe exploring the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, which has also revealed surprises - specifically very bright "dots" that glimmer from a great distance.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

maybe if it had a best friend you'd feel our pain

 

 

lol :rolleyes



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Didn't get very close did they.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Didn't get very close did they.

 

What?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

It's not there yet man!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

I just think its amazing that we can fire a projectile from Earth and hit a moving target almost 5 billion miles away. I have a hard enough time trying to parallel park.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:26 PM

Seriously. I can't parallel park worth a damn.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

interestingly enough... the preorders did just drop for the figuarts Sailor Pluto

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.

You don't understand.  When they declared that Pluto wasn't a true planet our childhoods were RUINED FOREVER. They can only be un-RUINED FOREVER if Pluto gets to be a real planet again.  It's our only hope.

 

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at least we got to have Brontosaurus again



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:35 PM

I, personally, view this as an opportunity. Mostly because no one will want to stake a claim to a dwarf planet, which means you could probably scoop up the rights to the entire planet dirt friggen cheap.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

All thread silliness aside, I can't wait for the fly by! I've been following New Horizons via email and social media for the better part of a year, and the next few weeks are going to be incredible. I really wish circumstances were different and the probe could enter orbit and study the Plutonian system the way we've been able to study Saturn, but I'll take what we can get at this point.
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