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by yogi
29 Aug 2015, 12:19
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Fish and Marillion
Replies: 58
Views: 4487

Re: Fish and Marillion

"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die"
by yogi
29 Aug 2015, 08:27
Forum: Current Events
Topic: PLEKHA7
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: PLEKHA7

There are some questions I'd have about any big pharma conspiracy theories. The suggestion that the treatments are more profitable than the cure is absurd, for example. Laws in the United States do no apply to other countries in the world and any big pharma cure for cancer off shore would put all ou...
by yogi
29 Aug 2015, 08:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Unbreakable Passwords
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: Unbreakable Passwords

The analogy they give with tin cans and a string between them to communicate shows the beauty of quantum mechanics. If you cut the string to intercept the message, communication ceases. I'm sure there is a way around all this quantum computing security, but the point of my quoting the article is to ...
by yogi
29 Aug 2015, 07:05
Forum: Discussions
Topic: water delivery
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: water delivery

The number that sticks in my mind, but I cannot quote a reference, is 70% of the water we have now came with the planet. The remaining 30% is from external sources. Water, like many other elements, was formed early on but obviously not inside a volcano. It took some cooling before conditions were ri...
by yogi
28 Aug 2015, 13:20
Forum: Discussions
Topic: peguin plunge
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: peguin plunge

Icey wrote:Give me a nudge Yogi. I can start a conversation abut anything ... as I'm sure hasn't escaped your notice. : )
My comment was for Pilvikki encouraging her to attach a comment to whatever topic she starts in the Discussion Forum. I realize there is no shortage of spontaneous replies.
by yogi
28 Aug 2015, 10:11
Forum: Computers
Topic: Browsing Irritation #1
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Browsing Irritation #1

The most irritating browsing event to suddenly gain popularity these days has to do with ads that automatically play video/audio some time after you have loaded a web page. If you are like me and have at least half a dozen tabs open at any given time, then finding the offending ad to silence it coul...
by yogi
28 Aug 2015, 09:10
Forum: Computers
Topic: Unbreakable Passwords
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Unbreakable Passwords

What would it take to make a password unbreakable? IBM, Google, and the NSA think it would be a normal function of a quantum computer and thus are working feverishly to bring a practical one into existence. The quantum computer works using photons instead of the traditional silicon 1's and 0's we al...
by yogi
28 Aug 2015, 08:04
Forum: Discussions
Topic: peguin plunge
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: peguin plunge

It's kind of a cool idea, but some of the pictures didn't seem to fit the hashtag. Then again, I'm short on imagination at this time of the day. :tiredPC:

Here too it would be nice to say a few words along with the link. It would give us something to go on in a discussion. :shrug:
by yogi
28 Aug 2015, 07:58
Forum: Discussions
Topic: finland pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: finland pictures

Awesome pictures and the sarcasm in the titles is duly noted. :mrgreen:

:sigh: You really should not post only a link in "Discussions" without saying a few words regarding what you want to discuss.
by yogi
27 Aug 2015, 14:52
Forum: Current Events
Topic: PLEKHA7
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

PLEKHA7

PLEKHA7 is a protein which breaks cell bonds and stops their growth. This is the body's way of preventing excessive cell growth in normal cells. Cancer cells seem to be missing this protein an thus reproduce with abandon. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Florida have figured out a way to replace the missin...
by yogi
27 Aug 2015, 14:02
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Tribology
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Tribology

Tribology is the study of surfaces in relative motion. People who work with nanotechnology are interested in this sort of knowledge. For you and me it can easily be demonstrated with two telephone books. Interweave the pages of the two books and try to pull the books apart by their bindings. You and...
by yogi
27 Aug 2015, 13:43
Forum: Discussions
Topic: BFC Limericks (2)
Replies: 300
Views: 22085

Re: BFC Limericks (2)

I went to Kenya in my boat
The problem was staying afloat
on Victoria Lake
by yogi
26 Aug 2015, 17:57
Forum: Discussions
Topic: water delivery
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: water delivery

My understanding is that the so called Big Bang is still a valid theory along with others. I don't think there is a consensus about whether the universe is expanding or contracting either, but it seems to be leaning in the expansion direction. Way back in the beginning when the universe as we know i...
by yogi
26 Aug 2015, 10:05
Forum: Blogs
Topic: "My mom" yadda yadda yadda...
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: "My mom" yadda yadda yadda...

There has not been a time when I was hospitalized, or somebody I loved dearly was hospitalized, that I was calm, cool, and collected. It was near panic every time and I had to do all I could to appear under control so that I would not alarm friends, family, nor hospital staff. I've had a few death d...
by yogi
26 Aug 2015, 06:59
Forum: Discussions
Topic: water delivery
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: water delivery

Gary - you have answered your own question. The water talked about in the article I cited was found to exist in asteroid fragments, or meteors. The Asteroid Belt, as I'm sure you must be aware, is thought to be the remains of a former planet located between Mars and Jupiter. There could have been wa...
by yogi
25 Aug 2015, 13:54
Forum: Discussions
Topic: BFC Limericks (2)
Replies: 300
Views: 22085

Re: BFC Limericks (2)

I went to Kenya in my boat
by yogi
25 Aug 2015, 08:04
Forum: Discussions
Topic: water delivery
Replies: 40
Views: 3158

Re: water delivery

The surprise in the video is that there is water embedded in rocks from the asteroid belt. The experiment depicted in the video is flawed for reasons you state. Exactly how much of our water was home grown and how much came from outer space has yet to be determined.
by yogi
25 Aug 2015, 06:55
Forum: Discussions
Topic: BFC Limericks (2)
Replies: 300
Views: 22085

Re: BFC Limericks (2)

http://www.shmoop.com/moby-dick/captain-ahab.html
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I once found a shiny old shoe,
where it came from, I had no clue.
No other to match
My head I will scratch
by yogi
24 Aug 2015, 07:37
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Men's Attraction to Female Breasts
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Men's Attraction to Female Breasts

It's all about oxytocin. Apparently some women don't have a lot of it.
by yogi
24 Aug 2015, 07:05
Forum: Discussions
Topic: BFC Limericks (2)
Replies: 300
Views: 22085

Re: BFC Limericks (2)

Captain Ahab, the monomaniacal captain of the whaling ship Pequod.
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