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  1. Thread: one billion

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    Errm, One Thousand is 10^3 which certainly...

    Errm,
    One Thousand is 10^3 which certainly isn't (10^2)^2, since that's 10,000 or 10^4.
    I thought we'd given up in this country on using 10^12 as a billion and generally when refering to 1 billion...
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    Must get back into regular chess. I've only...

    Must get back into regular chess. I've only tended to play shotglass chess, or Nightmare chess (by Steve Jackson Games, but is just a modern interpretation of a French variation), but never Nightmare...
  3. Thread: english lessons

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    Is 'etiquette', perhaps, the word you're looking...

    Is 'etiquette', perhaps, the word you're looking for?
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    Bunch of arch-holes

    The main sticking point in this now rather petty argument is quite frankly one of everyones use/interpretation of language.
    For ease I will start on arches and if I can be bothered onto pure and...
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    The claim over human brain usage is "humans only...

    The claim over human brain usage is "humans only use 10% of their brains". What is often missed off is the rest of the sentance, "for conscious thought". A huge proportion, 40-60% appears to be...
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    Ever since there were humans there's been a...

    Ever since there were humans there's been a method of creating new humans, its called breeding :-).

    And, why do people think that we'll be able to get cloning absolutely perfect? How are our...
  7. Thread: Student Loans

    by RobS
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    Our government (ie the UK one) doesn't control...

    Our government (ie the UK one) doesn't control our interest rates anymore, a\the Bank of England Committee does. At least its not the Central European Bank yet.

    Inflation is a measure of a...
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    Non perfect squares have irrational roots so it...

    Non perfect squares have irrational roots so it depends on how accurate you want to be and if you're after quick easy calculations for a few decimal places on paper or an algorithm for as many as you...
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    What do you do if a blonde throws a pin at you?

    What do you do if a blonde throws a pin at you?
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    It was working fine earlier, I've only noticed it...

    It was working fine earlier, I've only noticed it no you've pointed it out, but yes, awfully slow at the moment, perhaps the US is waking up and starting using all the bandwidth.
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    Since India is already shelling the area, and...

    Since India is already shelling the area, and India seems up for a war I can see it being more likely than not.

    If the war stays conventional, the people selling weapons will win, the innocent...
  12. Thread: Amusing links

    by RobS
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    This is the product of some of my Uni friends, I...

    This is the product of some of my Uni friends, I heartily recommend how to make a computer genie


    Here
  13. Thread: Ages

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    23 years, 7 months, 2 days, 19 hours and 15...

    23 years, 7 months, 2 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes old, give or take at the time of posting
  14. Thread: Dna

    by RobS
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    If people are interested they may also like to...

    If people are interested they may also like to check outhere or here

    Since this is the world leader in Eukaryotic genome research
  15. Thread: Over-reaction

    by RobS
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    Out of the first 1000 or so entries only a...

    Out of the first 1000 or so entries only a maximum of maybe 50 are genuine, the rest are voided. Then the flame war begins.

    It makes some of this boards previous (and even current) encounters...
  16. Thread: Stupid Shortcuts

    by RobS
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    "Windows Key" and "M" minimises all your open...

    "Windows Key" and "M" minimises all your open windows. Kind of show desktop,

    and "Windows Key" and "R" opens up the run command box
    and "Windows Key" and "E" should open up WIndows Explorer.
    and...
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    Very eloquently pu prelude: As for me: A...

    Very eloquently pu prelude:
    As for me:
    A distinct lack of artistic ability especially drawing but with effort I think I could be reasonable at music and literature.
    I'm not too shabby at maths and...
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    I do recall hearing of a Leonardo de Vinci who...

    I do recall hearing of a Leonardo de Vinci who was rahter good at art and science.

    And Brian May (of Queen) has a masters in physics (possibly astrophysics)

    And a quick web search can reveal MC...
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    GWB would be the initials of the current holder...

    GWB would be the initials of the current holder of the office President of the United States of America.
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    Good points arguement conceded. If I recall...

    Good points arguement conceded.

    If I recall my A-level chemistry, the solubility of CO2 will also increase as the water temperature changes aswell (is this just a macroscopic effect of the volume...
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    The polar ice is a very effeicient reflective...

    The polar ice is a very effeicient reflective surface for heat and light, especially compared to water. If the temperature rises and the polar ice receeds the Earth becomes a better absorber of heat...
  22. Thread: Over-reaction

    by RobS
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    Over-reaction

    I was told about this and couldn't beleive it, glad to see the site's host wants very liitle to do with it with their please note section.


    inexplicable over-reaction
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    But there are two championships, constructors and...

    But there are two championships, constructors and drivers.
    Ferrari got maximum points in the constuctors championship whichever way round MS\RB finished. The only time Driver A overtakes Driver B is...
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    It would be interesting to know if any of the...

    It would be interesting to know if any of the Ferrari team members and key decision makers have any bets on things like:

    How many races will Michael Schumacher win this season.
    How many points...
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    Relaxation techniques

    Anyone know any good relaxation techniques?

    I feel like I'm about to cave in my monitor with my keyboard.
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