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This is the type of video that cannot be commented on without great risk of being perceived badly. I completely agree that we need to continue (like this hasn't been done for a very long time) to teach our boys to respect women. Men will avoid raping women. Women will avoid getting raped. I have bad news for you. Neither of us ever gets to let our guard down.

The end of Serenity (the movie) depicts the irony of the problem. Joss Whedon presents an amazing understanding of the human condition. He inserts the Pax to mollify humanity and gets Reapers as a result. The counter to the reapers wasn't peace, it was death. 

I am on your side in this from a sketch point of view. There is an irrational side of humanity that cannot be completely extracted without killing us. We have to be ever vigilant for the transgressors. We can't be so vigilant as to completely stomp out the irrational nature.  There are times you need it. Balancing crazy is a delicate thing. 

When there is a crazy man threatening your family, it helps to be capable of just a little bit o crazy yourself. 

There was a wrestler awhile back that refused to wrestle a girl in competition. Feminists reviled him for it. I applauded him. Men have been taught to not rape women for a really long time. You will always find examples to show men failing that teaching. You don't have to look very hard to find the men who aren't failing.
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Awesome discussion of boot camp training. 
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Here is the reason you learn how to make a fire.

http://digg.com/video/slow-mo-captures-why-you-should-never-ever-use-water-to-put-out-a-grease-fire

The advice they give at the end is bogus. (not completely bogus, but every boy scout [who has made it to first class] should be able to handle the question). 

Part of learning to make a fire is learning the triangle. 

Fuel, Heat(ignition), Oxygen. Understanding how fire is made will help you put one out also. 

If your pan catches fire in the kitchen. 

1. Turn off the heat (turn the burners off).
2. Put a lid on the pot. 

Most of the time that will put the fire out.

Things you can reach for if that fails.

1. Baking soda. 
2. your handy dandy ABC fire extinguisher (which is readily available in your kitchen RIGHT?)

Turning and getting a tea towel. Wetting it in the sink and then putting it over the flame IS NOT the best method to solve this problem. 
The Slow Mo Guys show us bad decision-making in 2,500 frames per second. Be safe out there, amateur fry cooks.
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Yeh! I get to donate blood again. I am no longer excluded from donating. 

It is humorous statistically though. The reason for my exclusion is based on < 50 people dying over the last 30 years. That is in the world. 

The joys of Policy and Procedure and the morons who put them in place because they failed statistics. 

Or possible because they excelled at statistics but have failed at the application of statistics. 
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Kudos to the Idaho State Tax Commission: When numbskulls file and forget to send in their payment, send them an envelope with the bill and see if that works. 

Sometimes people like me are just distracted.
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If we tried this, someone would end up with a terrible puncture wound.
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Linksys/Cisco SPA122

This is basically just a mini router with 1 WAN port and 1 LAN port. You can configure it by plugging into the LAN port and going to the address

192.168.15.1  

login: admin
pass: admin

Once there change the password for admin. To get to that you to go to Users and edit the admin user. 

If this SPA is already behind a NAT, change the Network Service to Bridge mode, otherwise the Fax machine/Printer you are plugging into the ethernet port won't be visible. 

If the above IP address doesn't work you can attack a basic telephone to the RJ-12 jack and dial

****210#

This will get you the LAN IP address

You can also dial

****110# to get the WAN IP address. 

Until you put the device into Bridge mode though, you can't access the config page from the WAN side. 
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewfrancis/2015/06/04/new-analysis-shows-earth-is-warming-faster-than-we-thought/

"It's the end of the world as we know it...
It's the end of the world as we know it...
And I feel fine!!!!!""

Plot all the data folks. This chart is complete and utter hogwash, even if it is absolutely true. 

Look at the Y axis. What does 0 mean? 

As an exercise. Plot all of the data that goes into making this chart in absolute terms. Then go an plot this data on top of that data. Then go and get the Temp anomalies from other sources and plot them also. Learn how to convert a temp anomaly into an absolute temperature in the process. Dig and find out what the long term average is? 

My house was covered by 1 km of ice in the recent* past. It is not covered by ice now. I believe in global warming. 

Psychrometric charts. (100F + 50F)/2 does not equal 75F....

"But it does equal 75!" ....

It might under the right circumstance. You will not get me to sign off on such an assertion without extra information. I can give you different flavors of answers based on best guesses, best outcomes, worst outcomes, best course of action, best resource allocation methodologies. I can't tell you what the average is. 

One thing I am absolutely positive of though: The error bars on the main chart in this story are bigger than the range of the Y-Axis because the answer to "the average of 50F and 100F is? "  is NOT 75.
A new analysis shows that previous reports of a global warming "hiatus" were wrong and Earth's temperatures are climbing as fast as ever.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6naOQ_5ZU_U

I love this discussion. There is a variation of the class "Tip or slip" question from engineering. Will the fridge tip over if you push it at the top or will it slip and slide along the floor. 

Spread out the weight across enough area and the bowl will slip. There are a variety of factors at play (not least of which is the table top material). That the rubber bottom bowls were annoying because they "spun", I found most insightful. 

Don't forget the more fundamental aspect of bowls though. 

Having a bowl is way more important than all of the factors listed here. These factors are awesome to keep in mind. Just about any bowl gets you 90% down the path to perfect over not having a bowl. 
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1. Turn off the heat source. 
2. Put a lid on it. 
3. Baking Soda (but  the first 2 should handle most situations in the home).


Sorry, but taking the time to get a tea towel wet and drape it over the pot IS crazy. 

Fuel, Heat, Oxygen. The parts of your circle of fire. YOU NEED ALL THREE. 

In a grease fire the fuel is the grease. Cut off the heat (the gas or electricity), Cut off the oxygen (cover with a lid). 

The only problem with the tea towel is  you are turning away from the flame.
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Flashpoint of Gasoline is around minus 20-25 deg Cel. (68-70 deg F) so it would burn if you put a flame to it.
Diesel on the other hand..... has a flash-point of around + 60-70 deg Cel. (140 - 160 deg F). So you'll have a much harder time lighting a pool of Diesel than a Pool of Gasoline.
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Something I know today that I didn't know yesterday!

It is not legal to fly on a commercial aircraft while intoxicated. 

Man walks down aisle of craft talking loudly on phone "I have never been so drunk!"

Captain has passenger removed.

Hint: Do not advertise your state of sobriety when entering commercial aircraft. 
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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande

"Don't look at the man behind the curtain!" 

One of the challenging things to evaluate in the doctoring world. How well do the patients who never show up do against those that do? 

How do you find the thyroid cancer in a person who never shows up, doesn't know he has cancer, and then doesn't die in a timely fashion like he is supposed to? He isn't part of the study. 

The author points to why we do so many tests. The tests we do that are useless are forgotten compared to the tests we haven't done that could have saved someone. Those cases where an extra test would have caught the twisted bowel early weight heavily on someone who didn't order the test. The tests that were ordered that were worthless don't weight too much. Those tests might have caught something. 

That doesn't even get to the legal pain and suffering in the equation for the doctors. 
Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions. Credit Illustration by Anna Parini
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