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by Calica
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1221: "Nomenclature"
Replies: 162
Views: 46339

Re: 1221: "Nomenclature"

Also, referring to The Doctor (character) as "Doctor Who" is about the same level of ignorance as mixing up Vulcans and Klingons. And yet, I do this all the time out of habit, despite knowing better :oops: Edit: referring to The Doctor as Who, I mean. Vulcans and Klingons are clearly noth...
by Calica
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: where to buy glowing plant lamps, a la Avatar
Replies: 0
Views: 957

where to buy glowing plant lamps, a la Avatar

A while ago I went to the Avatar (as in, blue-skinned aliens, not Airbender) exhibit at the EMP in Seattle. Among other things, they had glowing models of Pandoran flowers made, I assume, of plastic and LEDs. They were about the size of your average lamp, only way cooler. I'd love something like tha...
by Calica
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: MO Congressmen introducing Intelligent Design Bills
Replies: 138
Views: 22042

Re: MO Congressmen introducing Intelligent Design Bills

Essentially it would consist of them talking about problems with carbon dating, irreducible complexity, the geological column and entropy. This is a very intellectually dishonest approach as non of these issues are truly issues with evolution. Many topics simply are not covered because they have no...
by Calica
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Daylight Savings
Replies: 23
Views: 6661

Re: Daylight Savings

Even in southern Wisconsin, far south of most of Russia and where solar noon is almost exactly noon in standard time, sunset happens as early as 4:22pm. (Which can make winter really depressing. The early sunsets are 10x worse than the cold. I'd love to switch to DST year-round.) This. So much. I'v...
by Calica
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Daylight Savings
Replies: 23
Views: 6661

Re: Daylight Savings

My mom and I both hate the time changes. But I love Daylight Saving Time (i.e., summer) and hate winter time, and my mom is the opposite. I crave more sunlight late in the day, while she's driven crazy by a "noon" that isn't actually at midday. What to do? Since our schedules are defined b...

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