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It took about 20 years... but the Blue Jays finally have a super exciting team again and are honestly looking like serious World Series contenders.

#BandWagonTime #BlueJays
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This is a haiku.
Notice all the syllables?
Poetry, bitches.
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Arrgh, not you, too, Chris.
My name's not that hard to spell.
P-A-T-S-Y!
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Is Pi even or odd?  

What a fantastic answer presented on Quora - I liked the attitude and approach this PhD took in answering the question.

http://qr.ae/08JrY
This question is a nice illustration of the difference between what students think of as "math" and what math actually is. In school, (young) students usual...
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Nice one!
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Pi is exactly 3.
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Pi is exactly 10.


(In base Pi)
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Here it is folks:  further evidence to support the best place to look for life outside of planet Earth.  Whenever the newspaper spins "Mars might have had water!  May have supported life!" I've been like, "GUYS. FORGET THAT STUPID DUST BOWL. We never find anything there.  OMG, we already know this moon HAS freaking OCEANS.  Check there.  Send the probes! Gogogogo."
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=48922
Cassini finds first evidence of active hot-water chemistry beyond planet Earth.
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They have also found water now on the biggest moon, Ganymede. Thanks for the info... 
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I heard about this website on the CBC today.  A website that really could help make the world a better place.  The premise is simple but socially profound:  you ask for help with something and other users specific to your area try to help you - all without the exchange of money.  The idea is the "gift" economy which is how Wikipedia operates.   I heard a story of an old lady getting help with weeding her yard... or people who can't shovel snow getting some help.  Some serious backers like Larry Wales support this website.
http://www.impossible.com/
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oops..I meant half-inch haircut
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Learned today:  if you rest on a cam with your weight, W, then the outward force pushing out to hold you is exactly 2W.
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ALAS I was climbing only in my mind whilst sitting at my desk all day.  :(
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Love GIFs.  Love old-school mechanical technology.  Here's a schematic of the first steam engine;  pink = steam, blue = water.  Not exactly sure how those two valves automatically open and close though.  Found on wikipedia.
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I was really interested in seeing hybrid InternalCombustion-Steam automotive engines come to reality. There are a few patents on the designs.
Essentially the idea would be to harness the waste heat of an IC Engine to drive a steam engine.
I imagine it could be done at a variety of scales. At the small end it could be used to drive the secondary engine load (alternator, a/c, steering), thereby reducing the engine's power loss. As an example: A/C is supposedly responsible for up to a 5hp loss in power.
At the larger scale it may be useable to augment engine power similar to the setup used in high-performing hybrids (which is unlike the Prius which is design that tends to be one or the other engine).

In the end I'm sure the economics didn't work out. Probably a variety of technical/logistical/safety issues that I haven't mentioned.
Also it is a moot point since the industry is definitely headed in the all-electric direction. 
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Question of the day:
Imagine the temperature today was 10 degrees Celsius.  How warm would it be tomorrow if the weatherman predicted it to be twice as hot outside?
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586 K is correct. :) That's over 300 Celsius! Hot day!
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Rock and Ice posted an article of 6 things every climber needs to do before they die.  #6 intrigued me the most and I actually found it kind of inspiring...

#6 - Get Benighted
Getting stuck overnight on a climb isn’t something you can script, but if you are lucky and do something more substantial than a sport route or boulder problem, at some point you will find yourself hunkered down on a ledge or standing in slings, watching the sun sink below the horizon. And there you will stay until sunup. During the night you will be hungry, uncomfortable and filled with regret, but you’ll also have several important realizations. The first one is. “Hey, I’m not going to die.” Understanding that you can survive without a bed or hot food or a shower will make them seem as frivolous as they are. Unnecessary, even. The second realization is that being on a cliff or mountain all night is one of the coolest things you could ever do, a rare opportunity to star gaze and think without interruption, or think of nothing at all.
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It was a pretty good list!
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Wait.  WHAT?!  I just learned The Beer Store is privately run, owned by three multinational brewing companies, and redirects profit outside of Ontario.

Wtf!  So not only are our alcohol laws archaic, they aren't even redistributing a lot of the money back to the province.
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LCBO is still owned by the people. 
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