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    Re: Hurricane Irene

    Just an update for anyone interested. I am right smack in the middle of the worst hit areas. Luckily our house survived, but many here have lost everything. On Monday, we were under a voluntary...
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    Re: Nook

    Does anyone know if either the nook or kindle has a zoom function? And if so, how does it look zoomed in? Still easy to read or scroll around? I'm asking for my mother who is complaining that they...
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    Re: Science: its definition(s) and ethics

    I started my summer course today on the history of physics and the impacts of societies on the development of science. As part of the introduction, I used a lecture written by Richard Feynman in 1958...
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    Re: Is college a bust?

    Very interesting. I have signed up for more info. I can easily see this working on my "nonscience" students.
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    Re: Is college a bust?

    I believe in this idea so much, I have dedicated my life to it.




    Yes, you are correct in the sense of a traditional bachelor's degree, especially a liberal arts degree. But more and more,...
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    Re: Is college a bust?

    :eek: OMG :o

    (had to delete your emoticons to include mine)
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    Re: Is college a bust?

    I have been following this thread with interest. I'm sure it is no surprise that I agree wholeheartedly with Matapule as to the purpose of higher ed. That being said however, the cost factor and the...
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    Re: What happened here?

    Apologize? Competitive banter? no no no..... My reaction to your first post was simply a knee jerk reaction to the practice of people constantly googling anyone they meet - and trying to be a little...
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    Re: What happened here?

    Ummm...... my response to this is.... ewww......

    just a little too creepy for me.
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    Re: Fukushima I nuclear accidents

    While I do not want to make light of the problems surrounding the nuclear accident in Japan, I do want to point out that the sky is not falling either. The primary radioactive particles that are...
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    Re: Meet Joe Black

    yup......what he (she?) said...........
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    Poll: Re: Nuclear energy - safe?

    Although I've voted in the poll, I have been decidedly quiet in this conversation. But Tim's post prompted me to voice my opinion. I want to say first and foremost that just because I believe we...
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    Re: Shameless marketing

    Susie, I have read your stories before. I have always enjoyed them. I must say though, I came away with a lesson learned on this one - that meat of any kind should come as god intended - in...
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    Re: Dead Can Dine

    Buddha and Albert Einstein
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    Re: Well Hello There!

    Well hello back. Where in upstate NY are you? I'm transplanted to upstate myself. Are you from there originally? One thing I can't get used to is being land-locked. Freaks me out a bit still. But...
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    Re: Republican Spending Cuts

    Stupid reality. Always getting in the way.......:rolleyes:
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    Re: Science: its definition(s) and ethics

    First, thank you for starting this thread. This is one that is truly up my alley. Keep in mind that my responses are from the physics end of science. There is a huge difference between the way a...
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    Re: Just Hikers?

    Hallelujah on all counts! FWIW, music, painting and sculpture are considered applied science - at least in my world. Engineering is not.

    And just to keep things on topic (don't want to get yelled...
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    Re: Posters you miss on HT

    I miss you! Really........



    No, Gecko and I are both most definitely Geeks. Here is an accurate description of Geek, Nerd and Dweeb :D

    http://borkweb.com/story/geeks-nerds-and-dweebs
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    Re: Republican Spending Cuts

    Why thank you. I pride myself on standing on my principles. Don't really have much else.

    My problem with medicare is really a much deeper problem with the "philosophy" of western medicine. I...
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    Re: Republican Spending Cuts

    Hmmmm....... Here's my take on the "big 3". I'd first cut military. Don't believe in war and certainly not big weapons. I think the recent protests in Egypt should be held up as an example to all....
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    Poll: Re: Firearms in the USA

    I would love to see that list applied to a discussion of society as a whole. We should make a thread.........:D

    What to call it?????? Where to stick it (be nice now......)?

    Decisions, decisions...
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    Re: "Harry's Law" on NBC

    What do you mean, slowly? It's been well known for years. I first heard about it in the late 80's.
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    Re: "Harry's Law" on NBC

    Yes, Monday night at 10 is it's normal time - opposite Hawaii 5-0. I saw an ad that spoofed Hawaii 5-0 and talked about being in the other paradise - Ohio.
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    Poll: Re: Firearms in the USA

    Without getting into all the physics of it all, I believe from the depth of my heart that the thoughts you put out into the universe are what you get back (if you think the world is out to get you ,...
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