| O-T Lounge|| re: Calling LSUNURSE, other nurses, or mathematicians - Volvagia on 3/17/14 at 2:48 am|
[quote]Fiance is very smart. Graduated from Loyola with a 4.0. She's in nursing school but is having problems figuring this problem out. Need your help.
These don't add up given the problem listed.....
| Political Talk|| re: The Anti-Science Advocates have won: Measles Outbreak in NYC - Volvagia on 3/17/14 at 12:19 am|
Why don't you tell me how often does eating sugary foods harms someone OTHER than the consumer.
I'm prepared to be floored by the numbers, since you think it's equatable. ...
| Political Talk|| re: The Anti-Science Advocates have won: Measles Outbreak in NYC - Volvagia on 3/16/14 at 11:55 pm|
[quote]The percentage of people that died from measles in the US when vaccines were introduced was roughly .0002%.[/quote]
You seem to know a thing or two about epidemiology so it's curious that you added this fact in spite of being illrelevant.
It's like arguing that Ebola isn't really that ...
| Political Talk|| re: The Anti-Science Advocates have won: Measles Outbreak in NYC - Volvagia on 3/16/14 at 11:27 pm|
The biggest gem is that they phased out their "scary" chemical in vaccines a decade ago. (For PR, no connection was found and is still used in EU vaccines)
Austism rates unaffected
Rates of blaming vaccines for autism has gone up though. ...
| Political Talk|| re: The Anti-Science Advocates have won: Measles Outbreak in NYC - Volvagia on 3/16/14 at 11:10 pm|
The infuriating part for me isn't that they are putting their kid at risk.
It's that they convince themselves that they are doing it for their own good...
| Political Talk|| re: Wyoming welder faces $75K a day in EPA fines for building pond on his property. - Volvagia on 3/16/14 at 11:05 pm|
[quote]the problem is outrage by anecdote. It's clearly awful, but people then draw conclusions from it. [/quote]
Only conclusion I see is concern about expanding power of an organization which is currently and indisputably a
Which is a valid statement to make.
And it will b...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Just finished The Dark Night again - Volvagia on 3/16/14 at 10:49 pm|
[quote]Greatly thought out and executed. [/quote]
Eh, not really. Lots of consistency errors
But it's put together well enough to make it really easy not to care. (ala Avengers)
That is one of the reasons why Rises is so meh, it lacks that attribute.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Fighting a Washington PD ticket - Volvagia on 3/15/14 at 5:58 pm|
[quote]Point is that the radar gun was inaccurate and speedometers read a little faster then you're actually going. The fact that the officer denied EVER calibrating her equipment and basically admitting she had no idea how to do so makes me doubt her even being qualified to use one. At the least it...
| Gaming Board|| re: Project 1999 (Classic EQ Emu) - Volvagia on 3/15/14 at 5:53 pm|
I would argue the seeds of decline started with SoL (4th expansion), and the inclusion of content that divided players into haves and have nots. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: What Mortal Kombat trilogy character would Ender Wiggins play as? - Volvagia on 3/15/14 at 5:17 pm|
Doesnt matter. You lose.
Either because he actually tried to beat you, or was distracted and just had Jane rig the game.
If you beat Ender, it's just a deliberate ploy to set up a more meaningful victory by him later. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Fighting a Washington PD ticket - Volvagia on 3/15/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]Technically they can still get you for speeding.[/quote]
I would laugh my arse off as a judge if someone came to court with evidence that they were speeding to contest their ticket....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Red 6 Standing By... - Volvagia on 3/14/14 at 1:23 pm|
Red October standing by
| O-T Lounge|| re: Obama Orders Rule Changes to Expand Overtime Pay - Volvagia on 3/14/14 at 3:39 am|
[quote]A small increase may not change things but the more they are forced to pay for overtime wages, the more profitable it becomes for them to cut you down to 40 hours a week and hire another manager.[/quote]
What part don't you understand that this rule is concerning SALARIED workers working o...
| Money Talk|| re: Vanguard ETFs - Volvagia on 3/14/14 at 1:11 am|
[quote]So the question is, where are the "fees" assessed?
In your returns.
It is invisible essentially....
| Gaming Board|| re: Project 1999 (Classic EQ Emu) - Volvagia on 3/13/14 at 8:02 pm|
I was involved in this pre-WoW
Great idea that suffers from simply not having enough people online. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama "Health care isn't expensive just cancel your cable and phone" - Volvagia on 3/12/14 at 9:14 pm|
I'm sorry, but if you are in your 20s, having catatropshic coverage and a HSA is not personally irresponsible.
He increased cost of health care for little gain, and blithely sidesteps it by "Well you should give up stuff you could otherwise afford."...
| Political Talk|| re: Sexual identity injected into breakfast room altercation - Volvagia on 3/12/14 at 2:06 pm|
[quote]There was only one other person in the dining room when he got there and had the three running. Hell, as far as the lesbos could tell, the other diner may have been using one of the other stations but that didn't stop them. [/quote]
You are arguing as if I justified their actions.
| Political Talk|| re: Sexual identity injected into breakfast room altercation - Volvagia on 3/12/14 at 1:57 pm|
Both in the wrong.
They shouldn't have acted that way and their reasoning is stupid, but you shouldn't have basically hogged the entire kitchen.
Taking up the waffle maker, toaster, AND presumably other stations such as cereal while you were "helping your grand kids out?"
It's like send...
| Money Talk|| re: Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - Volvagia on 3/11/14 at 1:13 pm|
I think they are phasing out the Advantage program, which is why I didn't add it. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Ender's Game - Volvagia on 3/11/14 at 2:19 am|
My biggest problem was them toning down what made kid Ender, Ender with both Stiltson and Bonzo. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Malaysia Airlines search widens to two possible corridors - Volvagia on 3/11/14 at 2:14 am|
[quote]It doesn't matter whose air space it was in. All of those countries had radar active in the area at that time. If it was shot down, the missile would have been picked up on everyone's radar. [/quote]
Not on a civilian ATC radar.
Oh, it would be probably picked up.
But those sets dis...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Jaws - Volvagia on 3/11/14 at 2:00 am|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCHtdh1snzY&sns=em)]Pretty good lyrical cover of the theme[/link]...
| Money Talk|| re: Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - Volvagia on 3/11/14 at 12:20 am|
I like Sharebuilder.
You can purchase fractional shares, and costs 6.95 a trade.
But the real advantage is when you use their automatic investment plan, where trades cost just 3.95 per....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How many times have you been banned from Tigerdroppings? - Volvagia on 3/9/14 at 5:05 am|
Once was deserved.
One wasn't, especially for the duration imposed. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Chicago hipster beats expectations, raises 645% of Kickstarter goal, burns books - Volvagia on 3/7/14 at 10:56 am|
The point of kickstarter is to give money for ideas.
It is NOT a donation, and this guy is in the wrong morally and by the spirit of the TOS of Kickstarter.
You aren't investing in a company as much as you are prebuying their product. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Huffpo Insanity: Min wage should have reached $21.72 an hour - Volvagia on 3/7/14 at 10:50 am|
[quote]The minimum wage should have reached $21.72 an hour in 2012 if it kept up with increases in worker productivity, according to a March study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. While advancements in technology have increased the amount of goods and services that can be produced in ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where can I buy an anvil in Baton Rouge? - Volvagia on 3/6/14 at 4:44 pm|
You can try it's original purpose:
A really strong and dense surface upon which you can beat/bend softened metal into shape. Gotta do it on a resilient surface that won't give a millimeter from a hammer blow.
Assuming the OP is doing DIY blacksmithing. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: If the Moon was only 1 Pixel... - Volvagia on 3/6/14 at 4:31 pm|
Yes, but this is one of those Zen things.
It's about the journey, not the destination. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Single picture of all satellites currently orbiting the earth - Volvagia on 3/6/14 at 4:25 pm|
Just a basic understanding of planetary motion and skill at spatial thinking.
You don't have to sit down and do the math in order to understand how it happens.
If you are seriously interested in toying around with it, pick up Kerbal Space Program.
It's a fun game/simula...
| O-T Lounge|| re: If the Moon was only 1 Pixel... - Volvagia on 3/6/14 at 4:20 pm|
[quote]The human race will run out of resources on Earth before they even develop technology that will enable them to do so.[/quote]
Once we develop the capacity to get to Mars, everything else in the solar system is accessible with only slight changes to craft layout. ...