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by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 123542

Re: Tea Snobbery

Curse you folks! I've been on a tea kick, and inspired by this thread, I made an adagio order. I picked up one of their ingenuiTea infuser gift combo, the black tea sampler, and the chai sampler. I'd forgotten how awesome real tea was. (I'd been working my way through my old, unused bagged tea befor...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute
Replies: 159
Views: 12892

Re: N.C. Christian Flag Over Public Memorial Dispute

Regardless of what one thinks of Mother Teresa herself, I can't recommend strongly enough visiting one of the Missionaries of Charity missions. If you live in the U.S., chances are there's one reasonably close by. It's a very, very humbling experience, and there are good women there who do genuinely...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

However , what i'm trying to say , is there is some kind of measure of fitness of us in our natural environment that puts us (depending on the criteria of course) somewhere near the top , ans as we are now , take away our comforts , we would probably be able to hack it in the "open" again...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

Phoenixxl wrote:@JudeMorrigan : I know , quoting isn't all that handy on this forum.


I think it's more a case that I shouldn't post late when I should be sleeping. :) I think my post should be cleaned up now if you'd like to address any of my points.
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

Can I safely say here (I do not want to assume , and have asked a few times now) , you do not agree that -assuming humans are stagnating- , the fact they were , would not influence their survivability in case of <insert something here that kills groups of peoplel> I think that <insert something her...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

Never said anything will happen , saying if something happens we'll be less prepared. That's not really true. I hope you read the bit where that's from. ie me saying that I believe the fact we humans are in an evolutionary stagnant phase , and due to the fact we live a more sheltered existance , we...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

Never said anything will happen , saying if something happens we'll be less prepared. That's not really true. The only way you can prepare for future, unknown changes in evolutionary pressures is via the maintainence of a healthy genetic diversity. Dark coloration was a pretty piss-poor survival tr...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Men's Fashion
Replies: 396
Views: 125806

Re: Men's Fashion

An oxford collar with a blazer or suit, is considered a huge faux pas. I don't think that's true. You always wear a dress shirt with a suit. If you've got a full-on suit with a T-shirt, that's like white socks and black shoes. I'm not sure you aren't misunderstanding Dark567. I'm sure there would b...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Carelessness? NOT CAR-LESS-NESS OKAY?
Replies: 64
Views: 5462

Re: Carlessness? NOT CARE-LESS-NESS OKAY?

Walkscore for my current house: 2.

:/

Suffice it to say, I am not carless. I couldn't really even commute into work by bicycle if I wanted to. The distance is workable, if not exactly trivial, but the routes into town are both busy and really, really narrow. I really wouldn't feel safe.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

Consider the cheetah. Cheetah are the greatest land-sprinters on the planet. The use their ferocious speed over short distances to chase down, kill, and consume prey. They are, however, relatively weak. If a pack of hyenas happens across a cheetah after it's made a kill but before it's consumed it, ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Overpopulation and ramifications.
Replies: 125
Views: 9667

Re: Overpopulation and ramifications.

The developed world may have a much smaller fertility rate, I can't dispute that, by population there is still going up however slowly. In many cases, only because of immigration. Even taking into account undeveloped countries, the derivative of the population growth rate has been declining since 1...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.
Replies: 30
Views: 3406

Re: Memorable science experiments from grades 9 or 10.

Tenth grade chem, we did something with turning pennies silver and gold colored. Might have been sodium hydroxide and heat? Also, dissolving out the zinc from a penny with acid. But beware, that takes seriously strong acid. 5-10M HCl is reasonably quick. We did the former one in tenth grade chemist...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3366
Views: 668096

Re: What were your dreams last night?

This was actually a few nights ago, but I had this dream where I was on a spaceship and it went through atmospheric reentry. After we landed, I realized that the heat and pressure that I'd felt during reentry wasn't letting up, and got rather worried. I managed to wake myself up, and discovered the ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

I don't think the idea behind the buff was a terrible one, but if they try something similar in future content, it should be stretched out more so that it better coincides with future content hitting. If the buff hit 30% a month before Cata hit, would anyone really care if it kind of borked the figh...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

The people who argue they want to see content really want to be able to get the same top end STUFF as people who are better than them. Otherwise there wouldn't be cries of "nerf heroic X" because clearly they've already seen the content. In fairness, the members of the group of people who...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization 5!!!
Replies: 481
Views: 111028

Re: Civilization 5!!!

In fairness, they were only recommending putting farms on river tiles. Golden ages should provide a bonus to farms on river tiles, shouldn't they?
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Yeah, I haven't played my scribe in ages, so I'm not so concerned for my sake, but the combination of permanent glyphs and vendor-purchaseable powder seems kind of screwy. They've got to have *something* they can sell for more than a week after new glyphs are released, don't they? Are they putting a...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Yeah, I paid 16g for a glyph of molten armor last night and considered myself lucky to do so. It was fairly easily the cheapest mage glyph on the AH on my server last night. That's a good tip on the vanishing powder. I paid 1.7g for one of the AH last night. I guess that's what I get for not paying ...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

People tend to think of locks as "the dot class" but really, only affliction is the dot spec. If you don't care much for dots, you can spec for direct damage (destro) instead. As destro, the only dot you cast is corruption, and the only time you cast it is when you're moving, because it's...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans
Replies: 65
Views: 6097

Re: Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

I will admit that as a more-or-less practicing Catholic, a good bit of my grounding in "what Catholics believe" is a direct byproduct of allowing myself to get drawn into online debates by various groups. Since hoping to "win" an argument on the internet generally bears rather a ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Izawwlgood wrote:What's the instance with the energy warriors? They look like armor inhabited by lightening. I dig those guys.


Mana Tombs, I believe.
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry-related careers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Chemistry-related careers?

I have a B.S. in chemistry, so let me relate my experiences to you. Between my junior and senior year in college, I joined the Navy's nuclear propulsion officer program. That did not end well on my part due to some unfortunate health issues, but it's a potentially interesting field that you could ge...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3066859

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I was so pissed when I found out that Bohr's model of the atom wasn't correct and no one had told me. I was in eighth grade and flipping through next year's textbook when I happened upon this thing about atoms. WHAT THE HELL. I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT ABOUT ATOMS SINCE FOREVER AND NOT ONCE HAS ANYONE MENT...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

And thus less resources and development time are being spent on content that will quickly become outdated. I look forward to the MMO that does away with leveling. It's really an archaic design. I don't know that I entirely agree. Certainly I understand how someone could dislike leveling as a concep...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Fwiw, I found it really, really easy to level my priest as shadow from level 1-60 back in classic.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243618

Re: The worst film you've seen

I'm still bitter that I paid to see Wing Commander in the theaters. Admittedly, I think a good bit of why that movie pisses me off quite as much as it does is because the games were reasonably decent popcorn-muncher type movies. The movie, however, is solidly in the "it's so bad, it's bad"...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So... Why'd you choose your "Top Ten Favourite Games"?
Replies: 134
Views: 27846

Re: Top Ten Favorite Games

1. Civilization 2: Civ 4 is the better game, Civ 2 was the greater game. As much as I enjoyed the first Civilization game, 2 was simply better in every way. And it had heart. You have to admit that of the Civ games, 2s advisors were by far the best in their cheesy, old-school glory. 2. Final Fantasy...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Thanks for the warlock advice! Some of the stuff I had actually figured out for myself before I checked replies here (a lot has changed since the last time I played her, so I'm combatting my own preconceived notions). I looked at the sbolt and incinerate tooltips and figured out that they have the ...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The New X-Com/UFO Game.... it's a FPS. Fuck.
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: The New X-Com/UFO Game.... it's a FPS. Fuck.

It's like.. I don't know, putting out a tactical isometric wargame where you control an army of 20-40 units (that are composed of 1-500 individuals, depending on the unit) in a Modern Fantasy setting (modern clothing, speech, technology level, but swords, magic and dragons) and calling it The Legen...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 450555

Re: WoWzers!

Some advice I'd like: in instances, I've been throwing up curse of elephants, immolate, incinerate spam for single targets, and for aoe pulls I tab elephants onto all targets, then rain of fire until dead. Is this the right thing to do? Do demo locks ever use metamorphosis in instances? (I will lik...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen
Replies: 200
Views: 26504

Re: Atheist = Second-Class Citizen

Except that no one should have to take any of that up with SCOTUS in the first place. Imagine if a law or state constitutional said No Negro shall hold any office in the civil department of this state. Would you just wave that away as well by saying it would be invalidated if it were challenged at ...
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 22900

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

(Alpha Centauri A and B are too close together for planets in the habitable zone to have stable orbits over a multibillion-year time span, and Proxima Centauri is believed to have no Earth-mass or larger planets). Could I trouble you for a cite on the first point? This is far outside my field, so I...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 84675

Re: Mnemonics you love

In my high school chemistry class, our teacher split us into groups one day and had us make up mnemonics for the groups of the periodic table. The best one, by far, was one one of the groups (sadly, not mine) came up with for VIIA. Taking hydrogen to be an honorary VIIA member: Hot Food, Cold Beer, ...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0782: "Desecration"
Replies: 101
Views: 22859

Re: "Desecration" discussion (#782)

At first when I read this comic, I thought it was a continuation of a series. Then I realized that I was remember the Aug 17 Pearls Before Swine, maybe adding in a bit of Pore Strips, and was a bit sad.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong
Replies: 553
Views: 56934

Re: Facepalm TV / Doing It Wrong

Stargate has two of my [least] favorite bits of Hollywood science: 1) The whole "humans only use 10% of their brains" drivel. This wouldn't bother me quite so much if I had any faith in the writes to actually realize that it was drivel. People who think that it's actually true are scarily ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 32676

Re: "Children's Fantasy" Discussion

I've just recently re-watched Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, and this is exactly how it went, though he did get to go back to London Below after having the epiphany that the real world sucks. How much of a downer it would have been to cut off a minute early before that happened! I like to think that the...

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