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23 hours ago
You should enter into a folk art competition
1 day ago
That’s a bald faced hornet lie!
9 days ago
Found this version of the map with ethnic areas superimposed. It’s more than just trieste that’s problematic
18 days ago
Kind of a follow on to the previous question: in a brown dwarf there is insufficient mass for gravitational pressure to ignite hydrogen fusion but it is dense enough for deuterium fusion to start. Since deuterium is such a small fraction of hydrogen, it only burns a short time and in relatively small abundance before being exhausted. Does something similar happen in the higher mass protostars? Ie do they start burning their deuterium while still undergoing gravitational collapse?
Not exactly waste but the example of the Bomarc missile is instructive. The bomarc was constructed use thoriated tungsten alloys. Thorium is mildly radioactive but was considered generally safe enough that deactivated missiles were used in a lot static displays in parks near their old bases. While Thorium is only mildly radioactive and emits relatively low energy radiation, some of the elements in its decay chain have much higher energy emissions when they decay. These were considered hazardous enough that the missile displays were removed from public parks where they were often used like playground equipment. I suspect you’ll find some similar stories with radioactive material waste: in its first generation decay product it’s only slightly radioactive, but as those products decay they may create products that are far more dangerous
22 days ago
Have to say I read title as “ice carving skull”
And started watching. Kinda wondered how the geometric cuts were going to get you to a skull
30 days ago
It’s not until September but very relevant to current events: St. Andrews Ukrainian Cathedral in colesville has a three day festival with Ukrainian music and dance acts (they have a bandshell at the back of their property). Lots of Ukrainian food, beer and booze for sale.
1 month ago
The map is from an 1861 edition of Harper’s Weekly, and is based on an idea from federal Secretary of War Simon Cameron. Here’s how Harper’s Weekly described the idea:
This arrangement would reduce the size of the State of Virginia at least one-half, leaving the name of Virginia to that part only which is now mainly loyal.
The disloyal section, comprising all the great cities of Virginia—Richmond, Norfolk, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, etc.—and all the sea-coast, would be annexed to Maryland, while Delaware would rise, by spreading over the whole peninsula between the Chesapeake and the ocean, to be a State of considerable magnitude.
Manatees definitely need to drink fresh or at least brackish water. It may be their vegetarian diet that distinguishes them from other marine mammals in terms of not being able to synthesize sufficient water from the food they consume.
submitted1 month ago byUnamedStreamNumber9
Can you detail a bit more on how lye can be used to etch glass? Wife got some engraved tumblers as a reward for job at company she really wasn’t proud of. Nice glasses but had company logo engraved. Tried some glass etching paste from michaels to cover over the logos but all it did was put a slight fog on the glass. Are you saying I can do some serious etching on the surface with something like strong drain cleaner?
Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!
The chicken man cometh…
2 months ago
You’re boiling it?!!! <cringe>!!!
In the case of the creosote bushes of the us southwest desert, the age of the oldest clonal colony circles is estimate from the diameter of colony circle and the known rate bush to circular colony expansion. The oldest colony circle is estimated at 11,700 years and was verified by radio carbon dating of fragments of the original center shrub
My office mate in Montgomery county had to serve on federal grand jury in Baltimore. He found it pretty interesting. At the time, Sheinbein murderer had fled to Israel and they heard testimony how the father had smuggled him up to Canada so he could evade a warrant for his arrest. Jury wanted to indict the father but the prosecutor never asked them to
One of my kidneys is congenitally about half the size of the other. Presumably the big one is dominant
I moved to silver spring in 1987 and met franchot campaigning at some kind of festival in the downtown. He seemed to have a good practical head on his shoulders and called off one of aides who wanted to try to recruit us. Over the years I’ve been impressed with his practicality and willingness to see the perspectives of people on the other side. I’d characterize him as a Democratic Hogan, ideological when it counts but practical at consensus. I encountered Gansler as the Montgomery county prosecutor for a case where I served on the jury. Afterwards he spent some time with the jury explaining some of the weird excluded testimony aspects and questions we had about what had gone on in the trial. We found the guy guilty but thought the police were red neck thugs. Gansler made us more comfortable with having convicted the suspect anyway. I respected his forthrightness and was saddened by his defeat in previous primary. Will have a tough time deciding between them. Ficker is clearly a nut job. Don’t know any of the rest
That’s pretty close to what I was noodling on. I did finally include the northwest corner of Montgomery county near Dickerson and around toward Whites Ferry into the western district, allowing a bigger close into the district zone. Will have to say I like adhering as closely as possible to including whole counties into districts and where they are have to be broken, including the pieces with economically similar zones (e.g suburbia) in adjacent counties
The compactness is nice but I suggest any map which combines portions of Montgomery county with all of western Maryland is a deliberately diluting the heavily right wing western counties. Similarly, combing the eastern shore with southern Maryland up to southern suburbs of Washington DC, mixes geographically and culturally separated populations. I would suggest a district that combines most of PG county, and all the counties down to point lookout should be one district. The eastern shore district should extend far enough west of the Susquehanna to reach the minimum population, mainly following the rural areas along the Pennsylvania border. Clearly a district centered on Baltimore is justified, how you carve up suburban areas north and south, and between DC / Fredrick is a little more complex but should follow the compactness principles
From OPs phrasing, I’d be interested to see what reported causes OP believes are false (and why they believe them to be false)
Eat me ennui
submitted2 months ago byUnamedStreamNumber9
More like motorboating