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by grim heart
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Post-Rock
Replies: 86
Views: 42862

Re: Post-Rock

Try The Appleseed Cast's 'Low Level Owl' (volumes one and two):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w02vOY1cAfA

Not sure you'll like it, but if you're interested in post-hardcore as well, try some Planes Mistaken For Stars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbXxeQCPxwA
by grim heart
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Teaching myself pre-calc
Replies: 6
Views: 1244

Re: Teaching myself pre-calc

I'm doing this right now. Having pretty good success, but I'm way behind in the course so far. It's requiring a LOT of catch up that is really digging into my other study time. Good luck!
by grim heart
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: To Physics Majors - What did you do after graduating?
Replies: 18
Views: 2965

Re: To Physics Majors - What did you do after graduating?

I'm currently in my senior year in high school. I'm considering Electrical and Computer Engineering or Physics as a major. I was wondering if there are any physics majors here and specifically what type of work they do or plan to do. Also, if anyone has any input into either major that'd be great. ...
by grim heart
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: General evolution questions
Replies: 58
Views: 5125

Re: General evolution questions

One thing to keep in mind is the biased nature of the fossil record itself. Preservation is going to favour species based on at least three obvious criteria: 1. Hard parts 2. Abundance 3. Geographic range In other words, a species with a skeleton that is abundant and can be found all across the glob...
by grim heart
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Bands you're currently enjoying
Replies: 106
Views: 9110

Re: Bands you're currently enjoying

New Opeth - love it.
by grim heart
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Research
Replies: 31
Views: 3613

Re: Research

I'm in the planning stages of a possible honour's thesis for my B.Sc. Geology. It's going to involve staking a claim, mapping it (outcrop, overburden), taking samples thin sections (microscope), possible ground-based geophysics survey, and then doing all of the interpretation at a later date. Pretty...
by grim heart
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Carbon dating question
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Carbon dating question

I didn't read any of the links, but why doesn't it make sense that magma (or molten rock) is millions of years old? It's not like the volcano makes brand new rock every time it erupts, the rock that gets melted in the volcano should be pretty damn old. EDIT: Alright, I did read that link about K Ar...
by grim heart
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:04 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Awesome Teacher Quotes
Replies: 1764
Views: 404478

Re: Awesome Teacher Quotes

As a small class of about 30 kids, we had just come in from writing a mid-term for another class, and with riding that post-exam, nervous-energy-mixed-with-relief wave, we wouldn't shut up well into the start of the class. After about five minutes of waiting (im)patiently at the front of the room, t...
by grim heart
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Origins of Intelligence
Replies: 40
Views: 4976

Re: Origins of Intelligence

Quite frankly, I'm not sure I could even begin to answer either of your questions. That said, they are very important ones. As a stand alone exercise, though, my thinking would tend to follow something along these lines - intelligence being defined as the ability to receive input from an external so...
by grim heart
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Death by Compressed Air?
Replies: 36
Views: 15112

Re: Death by Compressed Air?

Whether it's true or not, that is one of the reasons behind policies in factories for restricting compressed air to those with the proper training.
by grim heart
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3077677

Re: Post yo' fehs

22/7 wrote:grim heart, where is that?


Flin Flon, Manitoba. Site of an ancient rift and then continental collision zone.
by grim heart
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Driving music
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Driving music

This is a driving mix I'm currently working on: American Football, "Honestly?" Broken Social Scene, "Stars and Sons" Death Cab For Cutie, "Cath" Kid Kilowatt, "The Scope" Have Heart, "No Roses, No Skies" From Ashes Rise, "Reaction" Ambition...
by grim heart
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:17 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: After majoring in science..?
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: After majoring in science..?

My freshman year of college, I went to this class about choosing majors and I asked about careers for math majors and the woman said something like "insurance" and "accounting" which are horrible dumb answers, because those don't have anything to do with math, just numbers. Howe...
by grim heart
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Coheed and Cambria
Replies: 21
Views: 3918

Re: Coheed and Cambria

When they released their first album I slept on them because someone told me the vocalist sounded like Davey Havok without balls. Then after a time I decided to listen to them myself and form my own opinion, and I've been a fan ever since!
by grim heart
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Illustrations of the earth's age
Replies: 22
Views: 3339

Re: Illustrations of the earth's age

Thanks for all the replies everyone. I'll read up on those links you referred me to. Does anyone have anything else besides the aforementioned dating methods? The mountain erosion example was good. Radiometric dating could probably be considered the best absolute dating mechanism available. But oth...
by grim heart
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3077677

Re: Post yo' fehs

On the subject of lankyness, it's my goal to one day be lanky... as opposed to freakishly skinny!

Image

Sitting on 2 billion year old pillow basalts.
by grim heart
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pointless Chemistry Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1890

Re: Pointless Chemistry Question

ICDB wrote:Phosphorous Tungsten Nitrogen


Took me a second, then I LOLed.
by grim heart
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Speed of light broken - impossible
Replies: 23
Views: 3122

Re: Speed of light broken - impossible

by grim heart
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Help me think up crazy hard SF technology ideas
Replies: 74
Views: 6849

Re: Help me think up crazy hard SF technology ideas

Eventually I think we'll see technology that merges human biology/anatomy with the internet. For example, you're walking down the street and see a cute girl. Your eyes register a visual imprint of her face, which is referenced to an online database, and consensual information is transmitted to you (...
by grim heart
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Silly namings from science
Replies: 143
Views: 26699

Re: Silly namings from science

'Greenschist facies' means you probably just had food-posioning. :wink:

Perhaps mentioned already, but: Phthiria relativitae (say it out loud).
by grim heart
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Morality of Military service
Replies: 82
Views: 6618

Re: Morality of Military service

I think military service is extremely important, but not mandatory. The nation is a group of people that, when working together, can create a better effect for each individual than that individual could create for themselves. That I have a job, a computer, a car, etc. is because I participate in the...
by grim heart
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Semi-metals and transition metals...
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Semi-metals and transition metals...

You don't have a textbook on hand? Would def be useful. Anything about bonding, ionic radii, coordination numbers, solid solution series would be good reading (...bust your head over framework silicates, yergh). As well as electronegativity of elements (alkaline and alkali earth metals decrease in e...
by grim heart
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What do you do? (Explanation in post)
Replies: 51
Views: 4851

cigarettes - peace out at my apartment - tunes in the car stereo
by grim heart
Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Minority versus Majority Governments
Replies: 18
Views: 2072

I like minorities in the sense that everyone has to play fair, but at this point in the Canadian political climate, I'd rather see a majority. Harper's trying to govern as if he has one - which is nice because the feeding frenzy that is the news for the most part sticks to the issues - but bad becau...
by grim heart
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Instrumental music
Replies: 45
Views: 5231

If you're into post/space rock, The Appleseed Cast's 'Low Level Owl' albums are a must. Mostly instrumental, some singing, and the songs vary from rock tunes to lush soundscapes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLs4PUjsnnc - Not a great vid, but the albums are immaculate.
by grim heart
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Geography (Expanding Earth) "Theory"
Replies: 39
Views: 4788

Re: Alternative Geography Theory

It was understandable, but it wasn't correct, because correct implies that you understood what the original poster meant. Since the original post was about alternative geography theory, I think it's pretty clear that was the theory the OP was asking about. Yup, this is true - sorry for being snippy...
by grim heart
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Geography (Expanding Earth) "Theory"
Replies: 39
Views: 4788

Re: Alternative Geography Theory

I'm going to assume that comment was about the theory of plate tectonics, and not about the theory of an expanding Earth, which I believe is what the original poster was asking about with his question, "Does this theory have any merit?" If you read it sequentially - like how most language...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome videogame music?
Replies: 149
Views: 19368

Dibley wrote:Also, Monkey Island FTW!


Hell yeah! That opening sequence in The Secert of Monkey Island used to send chills down my spine.
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2416026

B.C. wrote:I dunno the exact specifications, but I run on a streamlined model of the improbability drive.


Definite LOL moment right there. :lol:
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What degree have/are/will you studied/studying/study.
Replies: 273
Views: 30830

Working on a B.Sc Geology. Going back Thurs - weehoo!
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Geography (Expanding Earth) "Theory"
Replies: 39
Views: 4788

Re: Alternative Geography Theory

I'm going to assume that comment was about the theory of plate tectonics, and not about the theory of an expanding Earth. I haven't watched the video as I'm on dialup. Anyone willing to give me a brief overview? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expanding_earth_theory Thanks! ...but the process of subdu...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative Geography (Expanding Earth) "Theory"
Replies: 39
Views: 4788

Re: Alternative Geography Theory

Now, I know practically nothing about tectonic plates and the like. Here's what I'd like to know: geologically, does this theory have any merit? Unequivocally, yes. It's the main mechanism in mountain formation and in earthquakes. It meshes with the revelation the oceanic crust is relatively young ...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Looks vs Personality
Replies: 71
Views: 9344

It's certainly plausible that such a generalization is the case. The most common reason given is evolutionary "most offspring/stable mate" argument. Your mileage may vary.
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Information and Art Sharing via the Interweb
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: Information and Art Sharing via the Interweb

So much of 'quality' is subjective, arbitrary, and situational, and for that reason I dislike the argument described in the OP on principle. If for culture to succeed it needs to restrict a certain portion or majority of the populace, then I think its time to show it to the door. I can't think of an...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last requests
Replies: 83
Views: 6563

Re: Last requests

dumbclown wrote:I watched a movie that was both poor and bad (together at last) the other day where a guy’s last request was to smoke a cigarette.


It's not clever or unique, but I would definitely choose that.
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0310: "Commitment"
Replies: 119
Views: 33003

Re: OP

Definite LOL moment. I mean, what are you gonna do? Either way someone gets hurt, and in that way the comic is so very true to life.
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The future of the military
Replies: 92
Views: 10835

What about terrorist organizations? They are not immutable, if that's the suggestion. Northern Ireland is a decent example of how a political context changes in time. I suspect similar gains can be made with Islamic extremism, though undeniably that's much larger in scale. Edit: I think it's releve...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The future of the military
Replies: 92
Views: 10835

Re: The future of the military

I think we'll always see some aspect of human combat troops, insofar as sometimes the best result is achieved simply by putting boots on the ground. That said, with GPS, GIS, and all-those-other-acronyms-I-don't-know-anything-about, the current trend of remote information gathering will continue, an...
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285648

Pelican, "City of Echoes

I've seen labels like 'doom' and 'sludge' used to describe this band, but their latest album, at least, doesn't fit either bill. Uplifting instrumental music with a slight metal influence. Very easy to listen to even if you don't particularily like heavy music.
by grim heart
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Last.fm Audio Fingerprinting
Replies: 7
Views: 1788

I've been a user for some time now (two years, 29k tracks) so I think I'm going to check it out. I do know that some of my artists show up in duplicate where community charts are concerned.

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