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#5273 - brcstar
Reply +4
(01/29/2016) [-]
help me science board

why do my Spaghetti O's keep making lightning
#5341 to #5273 - loopymoomoo
Reply 0
(02/28/2016) [-]
what am i
a fukken physcologist?
#5279 to #5273 - whitechino
Reply 0
(01/31/2016) [-]
Please take out the spoon or fork out
#5277 to #5273 - thumbfortrump
Reply +2
(01/30/2016) [-]
It's the contact between the spaghetti and the air that generates static electricity.
You should wrap the bowl in tin foil to make the bowl closed.
Also, looking directly at a micro wave oven is harmful for your eyes. You should set the oven for 5 minutes and walk out of the room to keep you from radiation.
Happy pasta making.
#5271 - boomerpyro
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(01/27/2016) [-]
What happens if a black hole travels at light-speed?
#5421 to #5271 - Fgner
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(04/21/2016) [-]
Another person asks a question about what happens in the real world when something fundamentally, physically impossible happens.
#5272 to #5271 - andreslah
Reply 0
(01/27/2016) [-]
it goes fast
#5270 - cognosceteipsum
Reply 0
(01/26/2016) [-]
Marvin Minsky is dead /:
#5267 - dustykeyboard ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/22/2016) [-]
If eating an apple in shows, movies and books also maybe real life makes your speach sound evil/assholey, then what fruit would you eat during a conversation to make you look more trustworthy/good intention?
#5296 to #5267 - soundofwinter ONLINE
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(02/07/2016) [-]
You don't eat during a conversation if you want to look trustworthy/good, unless it's some sort of dinner you are having with someone else. Then I would say meat/bread. Otherwise, stick to a drink like tea, coffee, or soda
#5268 to #5267 - drastronomy ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/22/2016) [-]
A banana
And dont bite it
#5266 - kunchuma
Reply 0
(01/21/2016) [-]
what does "kitchen sink" mean? A friend said that he was a kitchen sink.
#5269 to #5266 - drastronomy ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/22/2016) [-]
I think its a gender
#5254 - sushininja
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
So if the problem with nuclear energy is waste disposal, how come we haven't developed nuclear rockets that can blast off used radioactive materials into space?

serious question I am curious
#5258 to #5254 - theuntakenusername
Reply +2
(01/20/2016) [-]
Three things:

Waste is actually being reused more often right now, as nuclear reactors have been improved.

Other reason is that the ethical argument to waste disposal on earth is overlooked. People don't realize the danger as it is not visible and consequences/disasters only take place once per generation.

And... it is simply much cheaper than blasting the concentrated heavy metals into space, where you also get the risk of a mid-flight failure and chance of contaminating a huge area.
#5408 to #5258 - Fgner
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(04/11/2016) [-]
Also, they're heavy metals. Incredibly so. It would cost quite a pretty penny to do so. We use 2,300 tons of fuel a year, assume 2,000 tons of waste a year. At $10,000 a kg to put something into ORBIT (not escape velocity, which is yet even more), that's 18 BILLION dollars a year. Yup.

Not to mention launching so many rockets will use untold amounts of fuel, which pollutes the atmosphere; puts more debris into Earth orbit, endangering future missions; and requires building, you know, rockets.
#5251 - mikeypooh
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(01/18/2016) [-]
i know when you wake up, you can still be in sleep paralysis and hallucanate but what is it when you're sleeping and you move around a lot? cause i've hit people in my sleep like my nephew and fiance
#5256 to #5251 - soundofwinter ONLINE
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(01/20/2016) [-]
You're only paralyzed when you're in the rem state of sleep, the stage of sleep your body is in when you have sleep paralysis
#5257 to #5256 - mikeypooh
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(01/20/2016) [-]
what is it when im sleeping and not paralyzed
#5259 to #5257 - soundofwinter ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
There are different stages of sleep for different purposes

Stage 1 = This is the inbetween of being awake and asleep, the lightest sleep possible and you only go through this stage when you're going to sleep
Stage 2 = The lightest stage of fully sleeping
REM = Rapid Eye Movement, this stage of sleeping causes your dreams and paralysis. It lasts for about 20/30 minutes.
Stage 3 = Deeper sleep. Don't remember anything special about it
Stage 4 = The deepest level of sleep. This is the stage that people will sleepwalk or have night terrors and it's extremely difficult to wake someone in this stage of sleep. Rarely, you can have a conversation with someone in stage 4

As you sleep through the night you go through different stages multiple times
#5260 to #5259 - mikeypooh
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(01/20/2016) [-]
what is it called when i move around so much in my sleep because i hit people sometimes
#5261 to #5260 - soundofwinter ONLINE
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(01/20/2016) [-]
REM Sleep is the only stage you're strictly paralyzed in so it could be Stage 2,3, or 4

Though, stage 4 is the only stage of sleep that you would actually stand up and move around while sleeping
#5262 to #5261 - mikeypooh
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(01/20/2016) [-]
ok, so you dont know
#5263 to #5262 - soundofwinter ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
I just said stage 2, 3, or 4.

Any of the three
#5264 to #5263 - mikeypooh
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
that doesnt tell me what its called when i move around in my sleep and hit people
#5265 to #5264 - soundofwinter ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
I don't really think there's a name for that
#5250 - haroldsaxon
Reply 0
(01/18/2016) [-]
Sometimes I realize the deja vu before the entire deja vu experience is over, so I'm able to remember what is going to happen and react to it. Nothing big, usually simply remembering an action I've already done (sort of), or remembering what someone else is going to say in a second.


How does this work?
#5248 - noobwilleat
Reply 0
(01/18/2016) [-]
how many fucks does it take for me to give?
#5249 to #5248 - soundofwinter ONLINE
Reply 0
(01/18/2016) [-]
At least 1
#5247 - ragnarfag
Reply -2
(01/17/2016) [-]
>Implying science is even real
t. /religion/
#5245 - wertologist
Reply 0
(01/15/2016) [-]
Got a biology/human anatomy type question.

I have a ridiculously strong sense of smell. Like, I can often smell people in the area before I see them. I used to work at an airport and when I was at baggage claim I could usually find my friends by smelling the traces of whatever cologne/body spray/cigarette they had. One night there I was sitting at a gate with a coworker and after a few minutes I smelled weed and told him(the guy was an obvious stoner). He said it was likely his wet cigarettes(which apparently can smell like weed when damp according to him). A few minutes later and the gate agent came over from another gate. My coworker says "Yo, Wert smells weed". The agent looks at me and him and says "The Denver flight just came in...". I smelled the pot leftover on the stoners who came from Colorado(I'm in Connecticut). If I'm with friends, I can usually smell what they ate earlier that day and in some cases the previous night. If I was sitting at the airport I could occasionally smell my friends coming from behind me. My friends and I joked that I had Wolverine's nose.

My questions are why is my sense of smell so damn strong and what can I do with it? Can I get any kind of job using my strong sense of smell? I thought I could have tried to contact Stan Lee's Super Humans or something because if cold tolerance is a superhuman ability then I would assume super smelling would be too. I think that show stopped airing though.
#5422 to #5245 - Fgner
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(04/21/2016) [-]
Sure buddy, whatever you say.

No worries, when I was a little kid I used to pretend I had super powers as well.
#5252 to #5245 - marmiteistasty
Reply -1
(01/20/2016) [-]
it's a sign of autism
source : /autism
#5216 - stoneshit
Reply 0
(01/08/2016) [-]
I wanna start making things out of pewter I'd mix tin with lead . But there's a problem, mixing tin with lead can be hazardous. If I work with the alloy, hold it in my hands and such, can I get lead poisoning? I know that tin itself is perfectly safe, but the lead might be a problem. Now I'm not a chemist, but do the metals, in this case tin and lead, form a crystal structure?

TL;DR Is working with an alloy of tin and lead dangerous to health?
#5235 to #5216 - kinkage
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(01/13/2016) [-]
yeahh i could be wrong on this, buttttttttttt im pretty sure pewter is primarly Copper and Tin . and if you did make it with lead, whatever you made would have to be strictly ornamental unless if you wanted to end up like flint haha. but here's a link on how to make a simple/cheap Arc furnace/Smelter though www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTzKIs19eZE
#5238 to #5235 - stoneshit
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(01/13/2016) [-]
Pewter was originally made of tin and lead, and since they're the cheapest, easily meltable metals I can find, I wanted to make shit out of them. I didn't know lead causes cancer, I should just work with iron, fuck that.

Additional question: What did you make at the very beginning of your smithing hobby? Like a blade or something?
#5239 to #5238 - kinkage
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(01/13/2016) [-]
gotcha, iron isn't bad to work with provided you have a forge. what kinda resources do you have to work with? i mean financial obv but are you in an area with alot of scrap metal or where theres a junk yard around?
#5241 to #5239 - stoneshit
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(01/14/2016) [-]
There is literally no metal laying around. Gypsies get it before anyone else. But I guess I can afford to buy a bar of iron or copper. It shouldn't be that expensive. I don't know where tho.

I was thinking of buying those copper tubes for radiators and such, cut them in half and there it is, a bar of copper.
#5242 to #5241 - kinkage
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(01/14/2016) [-]
gotcha, yeah the forge my brother is made from an old oil heater and a fan/aluminum hose that he uses to keep pushing air through the charcoal to keep it heated up. ill send a picture later on to give you an idea of what i mean. even if you where to find a scrap dealer or someone who owns a junk yard you could probably buy it off of them and Niggerrig the forge for cheaper than buying it outright.
#5243 to #5242 - stoneshit
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(01/14/2016) [-]
Can it melt steel?
#5244 to #5243 - kinkage
Reply 0
(01/15/2016) [-]
no, unfortunately it melts steel just about as well as jet fuel haha.. a really well made forge CAN melt metal but they're meant to get metal hot so you can shape it with a hammer. and even if you do metal in a forge its just gonna drip into the coals and evaporate. what you need if you plan on melting metal to pour into a mold is a Smelter AKA furnace. for this you would minimally need enough firebricks to make structure/chamber and a REALLY high heat source. if you are looking for heat capable of melting steel you need one of the following(in descending order of efficiency/practicality)

A: using an ARC furnace like in the video i provided, you can cannibalize the carbon rods out of a 15V battery and run a current through them creates Heat of about 5000F. though you would have to modulate how much juice you where putting into the rods so it doesnt blow up. all in it'll probably cost you about 100-120$, but its a one time purchase.

B: use Acetylene gas, its a type of gas that scrappers use to cut/weld metal and can and burns at about 6300F degrees(steel melts at 2500Fish). in the states a fill up will cost you about 70$ but the tank itself will run in the hundreds and you will still have to find a torch that is meant for heating rather than cutting.

C: if you're dead set on using a gas based system but working around a budget, than propane is what you should with, this is the poor scrappers cutting fuel. it burns at only 3500F so it will take a lot longer to melt the steel down then the Acetylene, BUT a propane tank costs about 30$ to buy and about 15$ to fill up making it economical. you still would have to find a heating torch though.

let me know if you have any other questions
#5246 to #5244 - stoneshit
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(01/15/2016) [-]
What did you make when you were first working with metals?
#5236 to #5235 - kinkage
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(01/13/2016) [-]
but to answer your question Yes, Lead can give you cancer and make you infertile if you are in contact with it enough. and i've done a tad bit of smithing with my brother, and i can tell you that working with metal is impossible without at least some FR/welding gloves and safety glasses.
#5225 to #5216 - waacson
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(01/09/2016) [-]
Just buy some pewter, it's pretty cheap!
#5226 to #5225 - stoneshit
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(01/09/2016) [-]
Do you happen to know where?
#5240 to #5226 - avoideduniform
Reply 0
(01/14/2016) [-]
www.metalshipper.com/pewter-bar.html Save your time melting soldering wires and get a bar
#5227 to #5226 - waacson
Reply 0
(01/09/2016) [-]
Your easiest option is obtain thick soldering wire and melt it, with something like a butane torch in a metal pot.
#5228 to #5227 - stoneshit
Reply 0
(01/09/2016) [-]
It still contains lead. And I already think I have early symptoms of lead poisoning. I can search for tin itself. Some hobby or work material stores have to have tin or pewter.
#5229 to #5228 - waacson
Reply 0
(01/09/2016) [-]
Just do it on your backyard, somewhere where you're exposed to air, it's easy to avoid the fumes then.
#5230 to #5229 - stoneshit
Reply 0
(01/09/2016) [-]
I guess that'll work. Maybe add a few pieces of copper too.
#5213 - goobyman
Reply 0
(01/07/2016) [-]
HOLY SHIT GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYS
WHAT DO I ASK FOR?
asking on some boards because i hope someone has a good idea
#5217 to #5213 - itskennyandjosh
Reply 0
(01/08/2016) [-]
Uncensored it for you, free of charge!
#5219 to #5217 - goobyman
Reply 0
(01/08/2016) [-]
congratulations
yes correct that's me.
#5214 to #5213 - mondominiman
Reply 0
(01/08/2016) [-]
Something to do with memes that way it can be reposted a shit ton
#5210 - cognosceteipsum
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(01/07/2016) [-]
Is a paradox just a fluke of language or is it physically possible
#5253 to #5210 - marmiteistasty
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
not confident that im sure you're asking but what about something like the fermi paradox?
high probability that theres life outside of earth but no actual evidence for it?
or are we talking traditional catch-22 esque stuff
#5255 to #5253 - cognosceteipsum
Reply 0
(01/20/2016) [-]
That is not a logical paradox though

I guess so
#5207 - shadowmaul
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(01/05/2016) [-]
does anyone know a way to relieve surgery pain? i just had minor hand surgury and it hurts terribly they said take tylynal but iv develpoed a resistance thats to constant pain relieve from headaches associated with krons disease.

any pain relief ideas would be greatly appreciated
#5232 to #5207 - phtholognyrrh
Reply 0
(01/11/2016) [-]
some dank nugs will cure all the pains
#5211 to #5207 - cognosceteipsum
Reply +1
(01/07/2016) [-]
You got dark web?
#5203 - zonetransferrer
Reply 0
(01/05/2016) [-]
goin for exam wish me luck
#5204 to #5203 - zonetransferrer
Reply 0
(01/05/2016) [-]
pls
#5208 to #5204 - caette
Reply 0
(01/06/2016) [-]
luck
#5209 to #5208 - zonetransferrer
Reply 0
(01/07/2016) [-]
i fucked up
#5212 to #5209 - caette
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(01/07/2016) [-]
#5199 - whitechino
Reply 0
(01/04/2016) [-]
Someone who knows the deals... I understand it'll be a huge undertaking but who cares we're human and we can do whatever but can't we make rivers from lakes and oceans, long enough, maybe a water plant here and there, smart ways through natural rocks, and cave filters so we can get the salt out of it. California made rivers before from mountains. They can just make a long river from the Pacific. The Great lakes can have a river that goes down to maybe the Mississippi? At some point we're going to have to drink ocean water before it dries out too like Mars.
#5237 to #5199 - kinkage
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(01/13/2016) [-]
yeahhhh one of the issues with Cali though is that it currently has a population that is only artificially sustainable, and pumping more water in from the outsides will not change anything. annd speaking from the view point of a michigander, the wealth of all the great lake states is in their water and wildlife. it is dependent on the lakes being there, and i don't think its to far-fetched to say there would be an insurgency against any efforts to take water away from the great lakes...in the future of course
#5218 to #5199 - Fgner
Reply +1
(01/08/2016) [-]
Technically? Yes; practically? Not really.

1) California is a huge place, so obviously it's not going to be a couple small rivers. Worst yet, the agriculture California undertakes and absolutely refuses to minimize requires atrocious amounts of water. You'll need some fairly enormous rivers and a lot of the spread out across the state.

2) Desalination is a bigger bitch than you seem to think. If it was that easy to get pure water out of salt water, they'd just go to the ocean and use huge pipes to distribute it. Natural desalination isn't really suitable for industrial use, since we use so freakin' much so fast.

Using distillation is out of the question because meeting domestic needs alone (which is somewhere from <1% - 3% of the US water consumption) would increase our power needs by upwards of 10%. Irrigation of California would be closer to 30% of our water needs, so imagine needing to generate 100%, 200%, 600% more energy just to desalinate. Yeah... not really happening.

Reverse osmosis plants *are* possible. But California is one of the worst states for this, as it does have a fairly large environmental impact by killing coastal ecosystems and dumping enormous quantities of brine and heavy metals in the ocean. Also... it still takes a shit ton of electricity: 2 kWh/m^3.

3) Mars' surface went dry for other reasons. Primarily because the planet cooled down and it's magnetosphere thinned out dramatically. The water would evaporate and solar winds would jettison it out into space, the remaining water was absorbed into the ground Interestingly, Mars does still have a ground-water cycle, flowing water and everything, not to mention the ice caps. or reacted with other chemicals. If Earth's core cools and the magnetosphere leaves, we have significantly larger problems than water.
#5220 to #5218 - whitechino
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(01/09/2016) [-]
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I'm just trying to imagine the future when I'm 70. By then hopefully I'll be in Canada fighting off Mexican Lizard people, with a bear glove with my dog named Coolleo.
#5221 to #5220 - Fgner
Reply +1
(01/09/2016) [-]
No problem at all, it's an honestly good question that a lot of people are wondering!

But really, we should be praising how badass of a 70 year old you will be. I'm not half the man you are.
#5222 to #5221 - whitechino
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(01/09/2016) [-]
Another random question, you ever play Mass Effect 3?
#5223 to #5222 - Fgner
Reply 0
(01/09/2016) [-]
Sure did.
#5224 to #5223 - whitechino
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(01/09/2016) [-]
At one point we're going to have that big tower Mordin died in. One in West Antarctica, Greenland, and the Coast of Japan. We're already making structures similar except they look like a bunch of big fans and air conditioners.
#5192 - mikeypooh
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#5191 - thebritishguy
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#5202 to #5191 - xsnowshark
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(01/05/2016) [-]
Go to the religion board to discuss any kind of theism, this isn't the place for it. This board is for scientific questions and discussions.
#5205 to #5202 - thebritishguy
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(01/05/2016) [-]
Sorry I was supposed to but I clicked on the wrong board by accident, I'll delete it.
#5196 to #5191 - whitechino
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(01/04/2016) [-]
Atheist can go to heaven. Just so you know, you're still in our hearts and ya won't know it till the end.
#5200 to #5196 - thebritishguy
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(01/04/2016) [-]
I don't interpret the bible in that way
Revelation 21:8 ESV
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
#5201 to #5200 - whitechino
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(01/05/2016) [-]
Jews go to heaven hence the 144 thousand, they don't believe in Jesus. You can't go without acceptance.
#5233 to #5201 - phtholognyrrh
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(01/11/2016) [-]
so the bible is wrong here?
#5206 to #5201 - thebritishguy
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(01/05/2016) [-]
Wrong board, sorry I was supoosed to post this in the religion board
#5189 - joeypie
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(12/31/2015) [-]
Sooo... dont know if anyone uses this board but I need to start getting into current events. Can I have some trustworthy news sources ( not fox news or other bs like that)
#5234 to #5189 - phtholognyrrh
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(01/11/2016) [-]
if you dont mind youtube based news, secular talk is a rational left leaning show; but thats a bit simplified. the host can be described as an anti-establishment, pro reason guy. its on the young turks network of channels, but he trashes on cenks bullshit all the time. he goes after corruption and bullshit, and is careful to differentiate between fact and opinion when he speaks
#5197 to #5189 - whitechino
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(01/04/2016) [-]
Al Jazeera News never let me down. And I also like Vice News, but sometimes they're just too white for me.
#5194 to #5189 - soundofwinter ONLINE
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(01/03/2016) [-]
Try not to read just one but I'll give you a few
reason.com/ (libertarian leaning)
drudgereport.com/ (conservative leaning)
www.rt.com/ (russia leaning, obviously)
www.huffingtonpost.com/ (left leaning)

and the only bias free news in the world
www.xinhuanet.com/english/
Chinese state run media!
#5195 to #5194 - joeypie
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(01/03/2016) [-]
Thanks fam
#5198 to #5195 - whitechino
Reply 0
(01/04/2016) [-]
I like fishsticks too.