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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Deva » Tue May 16, 2017 8:17 pm UTC

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Ginger » Sun May 21, 2017 12:01 pm UTC

Tomorrow is name change day. I dislike going to court however am pleased that I'm finally taking a step ahead I'd been wanting to take for, like, forever. Ha-ha. :D So here's hoping the judge grants my request! The clerk that set the court date originally only had a single question about it and that question wasn't like, "well why are you doing this you silly?" So that was good. I shall go there in my best dress, makeup and whatnot.
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Postby Quercus » Sun May 21, 2017 12:20 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:Tomorrow is name change day. I dislike going to court however am pleased that I'm finally taking a step ahead I'd been wanting to take for, like, forever. Ha-ha. :D So here's hoping the judge grants my request! The clerk that set the court date originally only had a single question about it and that question wasn't like, "well why are you doing this you silly?" So that was good. I shall go there in my best dress, makeup and whatnot.

Good luck for tomorrow! I hope it goes well

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Ginger » Sun May 21, 2017 12:42 pm UTC

Praises to you for posting your well wishes Quercus. I appreciate it. I shall post again if I am successful.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby eSOANEM » Sun May 21, 2017 10:09 pm UTC

You see now I feel like I can't also wish you good luck because it'll just look like I want the praise.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby somitomi » Mon May 22, 2017 5:19 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:You see now I feel like I can't also wish you good luck because it'll just look like I want the praise.

Good luck

Well, then all you can do is own it. Hell yeah I want praise...
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby poxic » Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 pm UTC

Praise everyone! Also, how'd it go?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon May 22, 2017 5:25 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:Praises to you for posting your well wishes Quercus. I appreciate it. I shall post again if I am successful.


Well I hope it is successful. We'd all be very sad if you never posted again.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Ginger » Mon May 22, 2017 7:03 pm UTC

Everybody that posted gets five hundred Praise Points. Royal Praise Points to boot. :) My name change is official. They only asked me to check and see if it was spelled correctly. The first name that I chose was Zoey. I enjoy it.
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Postby SecondTalon » Mon May 22, 2017 7:12 pm UTC

Ginger wrote:Everybody that posted gets five hundred Praise Points. Royal Praise Points to boot. :) My name change is official. They only asked me to check and see if it was spelled correctly. The first name that I chose was Zoey. I enjoy it.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

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Did you choose multiple names?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby poxic » Mon May 22, 2017 8:49 pm UTC

One for each day of the week would be cool.

Thursday's would be a secret.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Ginger » Mon May 22, 2017 9:37 pm UTC

heuristically_alone wrote:Did you choose multiple names?

I chose the first name Zoey however it wasn't chronologically the first name I chose. That'd be Sabrina, which is my new middle name.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Liri » Tue May 23, 2017 12:08 am UTC

Zoey is objectively a good name.
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Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:40 am UTC

Congrats!

Out of interest, where are you that you have to go to court to change your name? I don't actually know the laws on that anywhere but the UK, but here you can just change it by deed poll. Write up a form that's like two sentences long saying you changed your name, get two witnesses to sign it, and you're good. For certain documents you might need to send a copy to the courts and pay a small fee. But it's pretty simple, all told.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Ginger » Tue May 23, 2017 8:02 am UTC

Thank you for the congratulations. :D Anyways, I live in the USA. Washington to be specific. I read you can also change your name by just using the new names everywhere you go however I went with the court route even though I had been using my chosen names for a while.
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What should I change my name to?
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Postby Ginger » Tue May 23, 2017 5:03 pm UTC

Blood Moon obviously (a reference to your signature).
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Postby heuristically_alone » Tue May 23, 2017 5:04 pm UTC

I would be ok with that. I would strike fear into the souls of my enemies.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Angua » Wed May 24, 2017 10:23 am UTC

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Krealr » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:23 pm UTC

Our email at work was out this morning.
When it was finally fixed there was an email from the head secretary. (You get an internet cookie if you can already see whats coming next.)

It says: "The e-mail system is up and running."

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Yakk » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:42 pm UTC

Someone with an email client that treats an outage as no new email will get notified that the email system works if someone sends that message, no?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:52 pm UTC

This morning someone at my work accidentally emailed the entire company, and it just said "ggfgf". Guess he had a covfefe moment.
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Postby Kewangji » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:45 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:This morning someone at my work accidentally emailed the entire company, and it just said "ggfgf". Guess he had a covfefe moment.

Possibly he just hadn't had enough morning covfefe.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Angua » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:07 pm UTC

Renewing my Canadian passport meant my mum had to dig out my original Canadian ID card from when I was 6 weeks old. It states my eye colour as blue.

They are now very definitely not blue (hazel, though can look yellow in some lights). I wonder when they changed colour.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Yakk » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:30 pm UTC

During the next to last universe shift. Your passport slipped through.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby LaserGuy » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:17 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Renewing my Canadian passport meant my mum had to dig out my original Canadian ID card from when I was 6 weeks old. It states my eye colour as blue.

They are now very definitely not blue (hazel, though can look yellow in some lights). I wonder when they changed colour.


Eye color can change quite dramatically during the first year or so of life. Starting out as blue and ending up as green or hazel by your first birthday would not be surprising at all.

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Postby Sableagle » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:50 pm UTC

Is (white) babies having blue eyes a thing? I thought that was the origin of the use of "baby blues" to describe (blue) eyes. It's never really been all that relevant to me, what with me not having babies, but ...

It is true that Caucasian babies are often born with blue or gray eyes that can change over time. This is because they’re not born with the amount of melanin that they’ll eventually have – it develops over time. So if your baby has light eyes now, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she will grow up with light eyes. During infancy, they may darken to become green, hazel, or brown.

Huh ...

Caucasian babies are usually born with dark blue or even slate-gray eyes that may change several times before a baby’s first birthday.

Okay, so that's two that say pretty much the same thing. I'd reckon the passport authorities are probably used to "eye colour at 6 months" not being fixed. I'd hope so, anyway.

How a low level of a dark brown pigment turns blue eyes green is a separate question. In light, brown's a red with low saturation, so I suppose it'd make sense that blue would shade through green towards brown, but I wouldn't expect that to work with acrylic paints.
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Postby Jumble » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:14 pm UTC

Both my daughters were born with blond hair and blue eyes. (So, a scientific study of two data points - hey, I'm a physicist. That counts as a line.)

Now 13 and sixteen years later, one has dark brown/raven hair and grey/green eyes (and fair skin- yes it's as striking as it sounds), and the other has her mothers blond hair, hazel eyes and my olive skin. So I'm only going on a sample of two and I believe I was born with brown eyes, olive skin and black hair, all of which I still have, but blue eyes that change seems to be a thing.

In other news, and because I don't know where to put this, as some of you may know I lost my mother two months ago. This was all the harder as I'm posted to Amman, Jordan, whilst my parents live in Cornwall, UK.

My father, who was married to my mum for 59 years , lives in Cornwall with my sister. I realised that the diplomatic post would not get a card to my dad for Fathers Day, and I felt moonpig was too impersonal at this time. My elder daughter (dark hair, green eyes...) loves art and I asked her if she could quickly sketch something she could put in the post on my behalf to my dad to represent a child's relationship with their father. She drew this.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby poxic » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:05 pm UTC

That's adorable. Also, sorry to hear about your mum. Happy impending Dad's day to you, too.
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Postby Jumble » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:17 pm UTC

Thanks! It's proving to be something of an emotional year. I must admit that 2278 miles from friends and family I'm really glad I stumbled across this forum all those years ago.

I hope you're okay?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby poxic » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:01 pm UTC

Doing fine. Some shit's up, some shit's down, in all it's a decent year so far.

Also, your avatar continues to be cute.
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Postby Jumble » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:37 am UTC

Thanks, the subject remains pretty cute as well. He's twelve now but I don't think he's noticed. The only change we've noticed is that his 'vicious guard-dog' skills, always somewhat limited, now hover around zero.

This is a picture my wife sent me recently of the brave hound found on full alert when she got home the other day.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby poxic » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:08 pm UTC

We had older dogs for a while (once they got older, that is). They're nice and calm and a bit grumpy and lazy but still the best thing ever.

My current housepest arrived already ten years old. She's 12 and a bit now. I put together a nearly-outdoors hangout for her. She goes out there whenever she hears birds, or when she's bored or annoyed with me. Which seems to be fairly often.

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Postby Sableagle » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:10 pm UTC

The plates seem to be moving around fairly independently of any deeper process, and are not dragged about in simple conveyor-belt fashion by flow in the underlying asthenosphere. Nor does it seem that plates can be pushed apart by forcible injection of new material along constructive plate boundaries. It is probably closer to the truth to regard the upwelling here as a consequence rather than a cause of plate divergence.

Every few hundred million years most of it becomes united into a single supercontinent (Pangea being the most recent example), which then splits apart as one or more linear zones of upwelling open new oceans between the rifted fragments.


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Maybe it's a regional dialect thing, but to me that second part implies that the upwelling does push the continental plates "apart by forcible injection of new material along constructive plate boundaries."

Maybe I've just been exposed to too much politics and now need to find fault in anything more than a paragraph long to believe that I'm paying enough attention, a bit like the way I need to spot someone else driving like a selfish, stupid, ignorant, egotistical, impatient moron to believe that I'm paying enough attention.
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Postby Jumble » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:48 pm UTC

poxic wrote:My current housepest arrived already ten years old. She's 12 and a bit now. I put together a nearly-outdoors hangout for her. She goes out there whenever she hears birds, or when she's bored or annoyed with me. Which seems to be fairly often.


She looks wonderful, and very pleased with herself. It's true you own a dog. You merely cohabit with a cat.

We rescued a couple of mature cats when we were first married. One rescued from a pound, and one I found starving in a hedge. They were both, in their different ways, brilliant companions. The pound rescue instantly assumed she deserved a good home and settled in with an enormous sense of entitlement. The rescued stray was clingingly grateful for the rest of her life. We didn't have either for more than 4-5 years, but they were worth it.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sableagle » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:57 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:Maybe I ... need to find fault in anything more than a paragraph long to believe that I'm paying enough attention ...
Figure 3.1a shows a stationary car sounding its horn. The expanding concentric circles represent the maxima of the sound wave; that is the peaks in the wave form you learned about in Parts 1 and 2. At these peaks the air molecules are more densely packed. The distance between each successive peak is one wavelength and because this distance does not change, the pitch (or the frequency) of the sound you hear is constant.

When the car is moving the wave pattern is different. The wave fronts are no longer concentric circles (Figure 3.1b). Directly in front of the car the peaks are closer together because the car is moving, giving the expanding wave front additional velocity in that direction. Behind the car, because the car is moving away from the wave front, they are further apart.


Alright, this time I'm a lot more confident that I really have caught them. Additional velocity? The wave fronts still move at the same speed but start further and further forwards, don't they?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby speising » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:19 pm UTC

Yeah, soundwaves seldomly move faster (or, indeed, slower) than the speed of sound.


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