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Kevin Murray
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Attended Harford Community College
Lives in Havre de Grace, Maryland
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I asked Conner what his favorite food was. He immediately begins to list just about everything we've given him "cheese and cookies and roast beef and oatmeal and bananas and..."(this continues for some time) and I said "so everything?" and he said "yeah, everything is my favorite food"

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No matter how intelligent you are, the world will always appear to be full of idiots.

For those of average or better intelligence, this is an entirely legitimate observation, the legitimacy of it increasing as intelligence increases.

For those of below average intelligence, ones ability to perceive and value the intelligence of others is reduced, and anecdotal aspects tend to be more heavily weighted- the 'street smarts' and 'experience' fallacies are touted here.  Issue is, 'street smarts' and 'experience' are knowledge, not intellect.  Anybody can gain knowledge, including 'street smarts' and 'experience' given sufficient time, though intellect improves this.  Tendencies to overweight 'experience' / 'street smarts' over intellect (as well as failure to realize that this is comparing apples to orange) tend to increase as intelligence decreases.

For those of ANY intellect level, there is a common human failing where our own opinions are treated as fact as far as we are concerned.  As such, those who simply have a differing opinion are classified as idiots.  One would think that as intelligence increases, this failing would decrease.  One would be wrong.  This tendency appears to be completely independent of intelligence.

Whether you are intelligent or an idiot, whether you are experienced or green, and regardless of your religious, political, or other standings...  the world will always appear to be full of idiots.

This is probably the only thing that everyone will agree on.
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How does a socially-awkward 30 year old go about making new friends?
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def. no1,
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BLARGH.

That is all.
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For a work in progress:

What is the highest and lowest air pressure that the human body can endure for the following time windows, with the caveats listed below: 2 hours, one day, one week, indefinitely.

Caveats:
-NO spacesuit/pressure suit; normal clothing for the most part.
-Breathing mask to provide gases (or liquids) to breathe; specific gas mix is custom tailored to the pressure to provide an appropriate breathable mix of gases.  Ignore, for the purposes of this question, the actual source of the gas; no need to consider it running out within the window.
Must be functional for the duration in question not necessarily comfortable, and for the timeframes other than indefinite, gradually accruing damage (even eventually fatal damage) is acceptable, so long as said damage would not severely compromise the senses and the ability to perform tasks within that window.



Basically, looking for the threshold where the pressure is itself problematic, ignoring the problem of breathability of the gas mixture (except as noted in the low pressure example).  For example, at sufficiently low pressure, even pure oxygen is insufficient to prevent hypoxia.  Tissue damage can occur due to the boiling point of water lowering as pressure drops, etc etc. likely many more problems.  At sufficiently high pressure, there may not be a gas to 'fill in' that is safe to breathe; nitrogen and helium are both problematic at sufficient partial pressures.  Tissue damage may well occur at high pressures as well.  I don't know all of these factors, I don't even know most of them, and the ones I do know, I don't have any kind of threshold for...
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No answers, just more questions. Sorry..

I'm going to guess the lower threshold for even one hour is somewhere above "vacuum", but there are special reasons why vacuum is hard to breathe: Beyond not having oxygen, it'll cause existing oxygen in your blood to outgas through your lungs, so you'll lose consciousness much faster.

If you had respirocytes, and they were smart enough not to do that, could you survive vacuum for an hour? How about ten minutes?
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3 Habitable Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

Sweet. And right under our noses. Well, sort of. Now, how to get there...

http://bit.ly/11L0iJI

#science

#sciencefiction


#spaceexploration
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Apparently my screenname of "xxbl0winl0adz69xx" was a contributing factor in the complete failure of my online dating experiment.
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My large scale, perfectly executed project goes almost entirely unnoticed because of said perfect execution; it was seamless.

Meanwhile, I receive lavish praise for a Visio diagram I threw together in about 15 minutes while intoxicated.

I should have seen it coming and I might have called it if someone else was telling ME the story.  But there it is- I'm on track to be completely bitter and jaded by 30.
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    General Studies, 2001 - 2004
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