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Old 26.01.2010, 15:34
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Hahahahaha... Selecting and hearing at the same time?? Naah... not good with multi-tasking!

I guess you dont get to hear "You are not paying attention are you?"
"I was"

"Ok, then tell me what was I saying?"

And then... its just new beginning to a newer argument!!!

The trick is to hear but not listen (full of contradictions today, aren't I?).

Usually the radar will pick up the last sentence that was spoken to/at you, allowing you to repeat sentence to said "injured" party to show that you were, in fact, listening... Makes 'em mad!
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Old 26.01.2010, 15:36
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Actually the truth of it is that Australia doesn't have any poisonous animals. We made it up so that all those whinging POMs wouldn't come and infest our beautiful country.

With that said, drop-bears are by far the biggest killers in Australia and most people outside of Australia have never heard of them.
Aren't they distantly related to the wild haggis that inhabits the glens of Scotland?
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Old 26.01.2010, 15:40
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Aren't they distantly related to the wild haggis that inhabits the glens of Scotland?
Don't be ridiculous, wild Haggis is a made up animal, drop-bears are real!
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Old 26.01.2010, 15:41
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Don't be ridiculous, wild Haggis is a made up animal, drop-bears are real!

I think you may find that several specimens of wild haggis were stowaways on convict ships (I read it on the web, so it must be true). It is entirely possible that they evolved amongst the Australia fauna to become the drop-bear... Do your research man!

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Old 26.01.2010, 15:44
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Well, you developed a hand with an opposable thumb, right? Which is good, because if your wife/gf reads that, you'll need it.

Ah, evolution, is there nothing you can't explain?
Read that? I can say all that in person... You think Im scared?

Evolution can explain everything. Just coin a name of a "phenomenon" and say it happened millions and millions of years ago.

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The trick is to hear but not listen (full of contradictions today, aren't I?).

Usually the radar will pick up the last sentence that was spoken to/at you, allowing you to repeat sentence to said "injured" party to show that you were, in fact, listening... Makes 'em mad!
I have a better strategy... anytime they get naggy and argumentative, just say the way she talks when she is upset or angry turns you on big time and you want sex.

In no time they will have a "headache"

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Old 26.01.2010, 16:01
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With that said, drop-bears are by far the biggest killers in Australia and most people outside of Australia have never heard of them.
I think you'll find that the introduction, and subsequent inadvertant release
to the wild, of the non-indigenous Haggis Borealis has virtually wiped out the
entire population of drop bears, basically finishing what the 80's Australian
pickelhaube fashion craze had already brought to a critical point (as it were ).
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Old 26.01.2010, 16:05
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I think you may find that several specimens of wild haggis were stowaways on convict ships (I read it on the web, so it must be true). It is entirely possible that they evolved amongst the Australia fauna to become the drop-bear... Do your research man!

This could be true with the sporran of the haggis eventually evolving into the marsupial's pouch. Nature is a wonderful thing.
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Old 26.02.2010, 11:04
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What's a good solvent with polar and non-polar capabilities that can specifically dissolve adipic acid and and mix with cyclohexane? (and is not acetone)
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Old 26.02.2010, 11:06
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What's a good solvent with polar and non-polar capabilities that can specifically dissolve adipic acid and and mix with cyclohexane? (and is not acetone)
Is this the start to a geek joke?
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Old 26.02.2010, 11:08
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What's a good solvent with polar and non-polar capabilities that can specifically dissolve adipic acid and and mix with cyclohexane? (and is not acetone)
An alcohol maybe? Ethanol perhaps.
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Old 26.02.2010, 11:15
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Wow, I haven't heard that since I was a kid volunteering at Fermi. I think "nothing" is the best layman's answer, because then you don't have to go around explaining superstring theory or asking yourself the number of dimensions there are in the universe: 4, 10... 6... ?

If anyone has any electrical engineering, maths, or biology questions, I'm your girl!

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Technically, the answer is "nothing". I guess it depends on which theory du jour you subscribe. Hyperspace theory claims that the instant before the big bang, a 10-dimension space decayed into 2 "pieces", of which:
1) one piece expanded into an infinite 4-dimension macro space in which our universe is expanding
2) the other piece contracted/collapsed into an infinitesimal 6-dimension space about the size of the Planck length.
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Old 26.02.2010, 11:17
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What's a good solvent with polar and non-polar capabilities that can specifically dissolve adipic acid and and mix with cyclohexane? (and is not acetone)
Isn't this a question you should be answering rather than asking?
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Old 26.02.2010, 14:01
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Isn't this a question you should be answering rather than asking?

Ideally, yes.

But I've exhaused my brain-library of possibilities, and have resorted to english speaking randoms on the interweb :P
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Old 26.02.2010, 14:07
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Why all of a sudden, do I get hairs growing out of my ears?
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Old 26.02.2010, 14:10
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I have hand spray which is antiviral. If antibiotics can't kill a virus, and if the spray doesn't kill me at the same time (like bleach or fire would), how on earth does it work
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Old 26.02.2010, 14:10
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What's a good solvent with polar and non-polar capabilities that can specifically dissolve adipic acid and and mix with cyclohexane? (and is not acetone)

I'm sure there is a momma joke somewhere inside .....

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Old 26.02.2010, 14:13
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I have hand spray which is antiviral. If antibiotics can't kill a virus, and if the spray doesn't kill me at the same time (like bleach or fire would), how on earth does it work
Viruses are pretty susceptible to mild detergents, bleaches and alcohols. Anti-bacterial spray isn't an antibiotic btw. If it was, we'd all be in serious trouble.

Edit: and of course there are specific antiviral drugs, such as Acyclovir, which inhibit viral replication.
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Oh...thanks. I was hoping for some high tech explanation but if I'm just spraying some sort of bleach equivalent then that'll have to do I guess
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Viruses are pretty susceptible to mild detergents, bleaches and alcohols. Anti-bacterial spray isn't an antibiotic btw. If it was, we'd all be in serious trouble.
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Old 26.02.2010, 15:19
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Why all of a sudden, do I get hairs growing out of my ears?
Are you thinking too hard?
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Old 26.02.2010, 15:44
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Are you thinking too hard?
Maybe there is a first time for everything, but in this case no.
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