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Lal.

In her part time job. When she wasn't bartending in 10-forward.
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sparks wrote: Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:04 pm Lal.

In her part time job. When she wasn't bartending in 10-forward.
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ST:TNG.

Data's 'daughter'. Lal. "The Offspring" season 3 episode 16.
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Wait. Data had a daughter in TNG? What happened to her?
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Failed experiment. She checked out. But IMHO it's one of the better episodes, second only to 'Inner Light'.
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If only he saved her receipt for the warranty. . . .

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Indeed.

Perhaps she could have been retooled as a (knock that shit off!!! ed.)

Well, she had lovely ... hands.
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Huh. What is that? It looks like it should be waaay too hot to touch, but the guy didn't have any trouble at all, apparently.
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↑ It's Science™. :coolspecs:
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It's a very lightweight material and a very good insulator, similar to the tiles used on the space shuttle.

The outer layer quickly cools in the atmosphere and then the red hot tile can be held in a bare hand. But don't squeeze too hard or you crush through the cold outer layer and burn your fingers on the still-hot interior.
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Space shuttle tiles were all made of tesseracts. Who knew? No wonder they kept exploding.
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Some sort of fancy ceramic I should think. But I really wouldn't know and am just blowing smoke. :)
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Territorial mudskippers during mating season.
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No predators around?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 am No predators around?
Good question. At high tide they retreat to their burrows and stay safe there as they can tolerate water very poor in oxygen. I don't know what happens at low tide, save that they themselves are predatory, feeding on snails, crustaceans and… other mudskippers. Having excellent eyesight it's probably difficult to catch one as they stay near their burrow.
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Beware of coughs and sneezes:



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Witness wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:30 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:59 am No predators around?
Good question. At high tide they retreat to their burrows and stay safe there as they can tolerate water very poor in oxygen. I don't know what happens at low tide, save that they themselves are predatory, feeding on snails, crustaceans and… other mudskippers. Having excellent eyesight it's probably difficult to catch one as they stay near their burrow.
Yeah, that makes sense. Having a hole nearby to escape into if needed. And almost everything in the ocean is both predator and prey. Except for orcas which are top predators. Even great white sharks run away if they hear orcas nearby.
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↑ If you're interested, here's a longer video showing how they build their burrows and use them for reproduction (you can see them jumping too :mrgreen: ):

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still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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St. Louis river, right? They built a new business district in that loop in the early 2000s. Whole bunch of fools bought it up, super cheap. It was obvious that the whole area was once part of the river, but I didn't know how recently until this video.
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Is it science or art?

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How germs spread:

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An amusing geometry problem that stumped the ancients and even Galileo.

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That’s awesome
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She gets naked at 13:10
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Rob lies!
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Lies I tell you!
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If you remove the smaller circle, then measure it, you find out it "magically" has a smaller circumference as expected. The picture effectively increases its radius.

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A revolutionary revelation starts at 2:30. Microwaves Trapped!

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Why does he bother? This goes beyond low-hanging fruit.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:31 pm Why does he bother? This goes beyond low-hanging fruit.
I know, but some flat earther on youtube called him out.
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I had a recent argument where someone claimed that Flat Earthers do not exist.

He did not believe there were people that stupid.

Well.

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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:22 am I had a recent argument where someone claimed that Flat Earthers do not exist.

He did not believe there were people that stupid.

Well.

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I remember back in 8th grade being told by my social studies teacher that there was a "flat earth society" but that it was all just for fun and of course none of them actually believed it.
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That was me. I stand by that assertion.
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Seems to be impossible to either prove or disprove.

But is it all that different from religious beliefs, like some bloke "resurrecting"?
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Indeed.

If only they'd cremated Jeebus...
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Barrier-grid animation, also known as a kinegram or picket-fence animation
Or moiré effect.

Akin to the Vernier scale.