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Old 28.09.2011, 15:29
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Paradise gets quite tedious after a while. A quick check in to EF reality is all I need to go back to it though.
word. that's what i did while in japan.

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Paradise gets quite tedious after a while.
Tell me about it.

It's the only reason I leave Glarus to go to work...

Enjoy the rest of the holiday!
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Old 28.09.2011, 15:49
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It's 25 yards to the beach on Koh Chang, between my sea view cottage and the sea is a crystal clear swimming pool. The weather is a hot and balmy 36, humidity hovering at 87%, I am wearing light cotton shorts and a cotton T-Shirt. How many Rum's can I drink to sucessfully negotiate/patronise the pool bar without getting too drunk, so I can have more Rum cocktails on the beach and still be back in time for the ferry in two days, in a sober-ish state to check in at Bangkok Airport ?
Zero....just to be safe.
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Old 28.09.2011, 15:50
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Zero....just to be safe.
Safety in numbers I always say
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I'd go for the rum and miss the b****y ferry
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Old 28.09.2011, 15:52
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Zero....just to be safe.
LOTS'N'LOTS'N'LOTSMORE... just for our entertainment.
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Re: Ask a Scientist

That's an easy one. The answer is N-1 with N being the number that makes you miss the ferry

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It's 25 yards to the beach on Koh Chang, between my sea view cottage and the sea is a crystal clear swimming pool. The weather is a hot and balmy 36, humidity hovering at 87%, I am wearing light cotton shorts and a cotton T-Shirt. How many Rum's can I drink to sucessfully negotiate/patronise the pool bar without getting too drunk, so I can have more Rum cocktails on the beach and still be back in time for the ferry in two days, in a sober-ish state to check in at Bangkok Airport ?
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Old 28.09.2011, 16:27
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That's an easy one. The answer is N-1 with N being the number that makes you miss the ferry
I presume 'N' is imaginary, exotic or special? I shall report back on the 'Hatters prime conundrum' magic number, it will be prime, and somewhere between Pi cubed and 2xPi cubed. Ice is a constant so I expect the answer to be whole.
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Old 28.09.2011, 17:02
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I presume 'N' is imaginary, exotic or special? I shall report back on the 'Hatters prime conundrum' magic number, it will be prime, and somewhere between Pi cubed and 2xPi cubed. Ice is a constant so I expect the answer to be whole.
Eats the PIs, factor out the Ice cubes, and round up.
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Old 14.10.2011, 17:17
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Here's a boring one.
Where can I buy Howie lab coats in this country?
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Old 14.10.2011, 17:58
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Here's a boring one.
Where can I buy Howie lab coats in this country?
I don't know about a Howie lab coat, but I bought a lab coat that I use when working ceramic (not to get dirty) at a thrift store. There were lots of them.


Now I have a question for the scientist. Can someone please tell me how it's possible for a vampire to get a girl pregnant?? I mean seriously.
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Old 18.10.2011, 21:53
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Two more random questions...

1. Why do plants seem to thrive when they are kept in a group, rather than as singletons?

2. Why do I feel like I am a little bit more sober, after I have had a wee?
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Old 09.03.2012, 00:50
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Two more random questions...

1. Why do plants seem to thrive when they are kept in a group, rather than as singletons?

2. Why do I feel like I am a little bit more sober, after I have had a wee?
Plants in a group, in one pot? The roots keep the moister better, if there is a mess of them.

I have a question I have been asking myself lately, why do I get an electric shock from our work kitchen tap water when I run it and stick my hand under it? Does it have anything to do with my long hair down? Rubbing my boots on the carpet?
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Old 09.03.2012, 01:11
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Try leaving your boots off and walk to the tap in bare feet. If you get no shock, the boots/carpet are creating the static electricity.
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Old 09.03.2012, 01:17
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Try leaving your boots off and walk to the tap in bare feet. If you get no shock, the boots/carpet are creating the static electricity.
Or her other half possibly tinkered with the device...we all know how he gets sometimes.
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Old 09.03.2012, 01:20
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Plants in a group, in one pot? The roots keep the moister better, if there is a mess of them.

I have a question I have been asking myself lately, why do I get an electric shock from our work kitchen tap water when I run it and stick my hand under it? Does it have anything to do with my long hair down? Rubbing my boots on the carpet?
Only if they are kept watered. If they are in competition for said water then they will do worse.
Some plants need companions for pollination, especially those that need cross pollinisation. Some plants will only have male or female flowers, not both.
If populations are too high there might not be enough nutrients. There is something called edge effect where the plants on the edge of a field look better because they have more access to the open area and therefore more light, nutrients and water.


It could also have something to do with the tap at work being better grounded than your tap at home. If the tap is plumbed with copper it would provide a good path to ground for the static electricity that you have collected on your body from rubbing your boots rubbing against the carpet.

It also turns out that it you rub an artificial object against a natural one you can have a very high static charge build up on you. I.E. natural rubber/leather soles on nylon or polyester carpet, or wool trousers/skirts on plastic chairs can both cause some amazingly bad shocks.
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Old 09.03.2012, 09:01
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Re: Ask a Scientist

Why do recipes nearly always tell you to sweat onions in some oil before adding everything else.. Even when everything is going to get simmered for hours?

And why do chopped onions always seem to climb the side of the pan. Are they trying to escape?
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Old 09.03.2012, 15:06
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Why do French say "C'est pas mes onions?"....Beurk.

Thanks, I tested today at the teacher's launch again, had a big water shock, could it be me walking fast? The way I run around? I don't drag my feet, I lift them
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Old 09.03.2012, 15:10
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Do you have to lift a handle or turn a faucet before you put your hands under the water and get zapped? Or is it automatic?
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Do you have to lift a handle or turn a faucet before you put your hands under the water and get zapped? Or is it automatic?
I have to turn the faucet. But no matter what I wear that day, nylons, suit, or whatever, I get an electric zap.
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