Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Poldarn
Feb 18, 2011

I'm running Windows 7. I have my desktop icons a certain way (porn first, duh), but whenever my computer restarts all my desktop icons reset like they've been alphabetized. What setting do I check/uncheck so this stops happening?

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Capt. Morgan
Feb 23, 2006

Right click the desktop, select view and uncheck auto arrange desktop icons.

Poldarn
Feb 18, 2011

It can't be that easy :doh:

(thanks!)

e: I take it back, even with that unchecked it still resets itself.

Poldarn fucked around with this message at 13:41 on Feb 21, 2013

tarepanda
Mar 26, 2011

Living the Dream
Are there any goons out there who've worked with NI PXI Platforms or Labview? Or is there some kind of engineering/calibration/testing thread I could go to? :-/

Jizznastics
Apr 1, 2012
irritating
Anyone know whether or not Heavy metals can be found in urine, and if so would it show up on any sort of drug tests?

butt dickus
Jul 7, 2007

top ten juiced up coaches
and the top ten juiced up players

Jizznastics posted:

Anyone know whether or not Heavy metals can be found in urine, and if so would it show up on any sort of drug tests?
Yes, and no. My friend works for a drug testing agency, and says that testing for heavy metals is not something they do. It can be tested for, however. It seems like those tests are a scam for the most part.
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html

Jizznastics
Apr 1, 2012
irritating

Doctor rear end in a top hat posted:

Yes, and no. My friend works for a drug testing agency, and says that testing for heavy metals is not something they do. It can be tested for, however. It seems like those tests are a scam for the most part.
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html

I see, thank you for the info.

Blenheim
Sep 22, 2010
I'm trying to remember the name of a certain instrument from a university chem lab for a report (they're on break now, so I can't phone). The instrument was being used to analyze the arsenic content of water samples. It operated by gauging current flow, which was proportional to the As levels, and displaying peaks on a graph - the higher the peaks, the more arsenic in teh sample. The instrument wasn't much larger than a microscope. Googling suggests a voltammeter, but I don't think that was it.

budgieinspector
Mar 24, 2006

According to my research,
these would appear to be
Budgerigars.

Can anybody tell me about Glacier National Park, in Montana? Specifically, the area around Swiftcurrent Lake/Many Glaciers Hotel?

EDIT:

And/or could anybody tell me about the hunting behavior of mountain lions, especially in areas with little-to-no cover from which to ambush prey?

budgieinspector fucked around with this message at 08:01 on Feb 21, 2013

randyest
Sep 1, 2004

by R. Guyovich

Blenheim posted:

I'm trying to remember the name of a certain instrument from a university chem lab for a report (they're on break now, so I can't phone). The instrument was being used to analyze the arsenic content of water samples. It operated by gauging current flow, which was proportional to the As levels, and displaying peaks on a graph - the higher the peaks, the more arsenic in teh sample. The instrument wasn't much larger than a microscope. Googling suggests a voltammeter, but I don't think that was it.
Ammeters or "amp meters" measure current flow (in units of amps)

Vitamins
May 1, 2012


Blenheim posted:

I'm trying to remember the name of a certain instrument from a university chem lab for a report (they're on break now, so I can't phone). The instrument was being used to analyze the arsenic content of water samples. It operated by gauging current flow, which was proportional to the As levels, and displaying peaks on a graph - the higher the peaks, the more arsenic in teh sample. The instrument wasn't much larger than a microscope. Googling suggests a voltammeter, but I don't think that was it.

Was it a conductivity meter? Not directly current flow, but could be used to gauge As levels.

Fists Up
Apr 9, 2007

budgieinspector posted:

Can anybody tell me about Glacier National Park, in Montana? Specifically, the area around Swiftcurrent Lake/Many Glaciers Hotel?

EDIT:

And/or could anybody tell me about the hunting behavior of mountain lions, especially in areas with little-to-no cover from which to ambush prey?

What specifically do you want to know? I was there for a few days last year (including many other national parks) and it was one of my favourites. Although I didn't get up to the area near Many Glaciers Hotel I mainly stayed on parts around the going to the sun road and camped in St Marys Lake.

Actually looking at a map I almost hiked to Many Glacier. I went just past lake josephine and also did Iceberg lake.

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 years!
On an impulse, I bought a box of frozen dim-sum without reading the cooking instructions first (they were next to the frozen pizzas, so I assumed they'd be microwavable). It wants me to use a "steamer", which I don't have. However, I do have this sort of pot which I use for pasta:

Will this suffice if I fill it with water to just below the inner pot with holes?

Baron Bifford fucked around with this message at 15:51 on Feb 21, 2013

EvilMayo
Dec 25, 2010

"You'll poke your anus out." - George Dubya Bush

Baron Bifford posted:

On an impulse, I bought a box of frozen dim-sum without reading the cooking instructions first (they were next to the frozen pizzas, so I assumed they'd be microwavable). It wants me to use a "steamer", which I don't have. However, I do have this sort of pot which I use for pasta:

Will this suffice if I fill it with water to just below the inner pot with holes?

Dim-sum refers almost to a cuisine and not one specific item. I am assuming you have some sort of dumpling.

If you don't have a rice cooker you can use the pasta pot.

You should have about an inch of water in the bottom, you do not want it close to the bottom such that water could touch your food. You will also want to use parchment paper under the dumplings so they do not stick to your pot. get the water going to a rapid boil, then lower in your "steamer tray" and cook for the recommended time. The water *MUST* be boiling first.

Also try GWS small questions.

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 years!
I read that groups of male dolphins will sometimes isolate a female from the pod, then starve and beat her until she lets them copulate with her (ie rape). Is this a behavior found in all males, or do dolphins, like humans, have a minority of anti-social assholes among them?

nishi koichi
Feb 16, 2007

everyone feels that way and gives up.
that's how they get away with it.
Is it just me, or does (weed smoke, cigarette smoke, whatever) stick to my clothes far less when it's cold out than when it's hot out? If so, why?

Golbez
Oct 9, 2002

1 2 3!
If you want to take a shot at me get in line, line
1 2 3!
Baby, I've had all my shots and I'm fine

Baron Bifford posted:

I read that groups of male dolphins will sometimes isolate a female from the pod, then starve and beat her until she lets them copulate with her (ie rape). Is this a behavior found in all males, or do dolphins, like humans, have a minority of anti-social assholes among them?
I'm thinking it's time you created a cetacean A/T thread.

het
Nov 14, 2002

A dark black past
is my most valued
possession

Golbez posted:

I'm thinking it's time you created a cetacean A/T thread.
Seriously.

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 years!

Golbez posted:

I'm thinking it's time you created a cetacean A/T thread.
I thought any question that isn't a troll attempt is OK here, though that doesn't sound like a bad idea.

Flash Gordon Ramsay
Sep 28, 2004

Grimey Drawer
Yeah, you'd probably have a better chance of getting all your non troll questions about sperm whale penises answered in a thread dedicated to it.

KoB
May 1, 2009

Poldarn posted:

It can't be that easy :doh:

(thanks!)

e: I take it back, even with that unchecked it still resets itself.

Gonna go for the obvious question, have you done a normal shut down? They wont always save their position during forced restarts/etc.

ChubbyEmoBabe
Sep 6, 2003

-=|NMN|=-

Baron Bifford posted:

On an impulse, I bought a box of frozen dim-sum without reading the cooking instructions first (they were next to the frozen pizzas, so I assumed they'd be microwavable). It wants me to use a "steamer", which I don't have. However, I do have this sort of pot which I use for pasta:

Will this suffice if I fill it with water to just below the inner pot with holes?

That is a steamer (basket) and yes it would work. Like 'XmasGiftFromWife' says dim sum refers to a lot of different small/bite sized dishes. You can microwave them but they won't be the same as steaming for most frozen varieties.

I get frozen dumplings or pot stickers and (slowly) pan fry them (covered) in a bit of oil. It takes some trial and error but once you get it right the end product is way better than just the steaming method.

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 years!
In the original Star Trek show, the rocky outcrop where Kirk fights the Gorn seems to show up a lot in TV and movies. I'm told it's because the location is highly accessible to film crews, being near a highway and have a lot of nearby open space for vehicles and equipment. What is it called?

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004

:derp:   :kayak:                                     
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasquez_Rocks

CzarChasm
Mar 14, 2009

I don't like it when you're watching me eat.

Shimrra Jamaane posted:

On shows like the Bachelor are the contestants allowed to bang each other behind the scenes to add to the whole chemistry angle thing or is there strict contract protocol that they can't?

Ninja: I was going to write up that it's not against the rules but it's probably frowned upon when my good friend google pulled up an interview with a former contestant. In short, the contestants are all adults and whatever happens in the "fantasy suite" happens. If he decides she's a bad lay, there's nothing stating that he can't kick her off the show.

bad posts ahead!!! posted:

Is it just me, or does (weed smoke, cigarette smoke, whatever) stick to my clothes far less when it's cold out than when it's hot out? If so, why?

OK, this makes sense in my head, so let's see if I can type this out in a way that makes sense. When air is warm, air molecules move about faster and more freely; when it's cold, they move more slowly and are closer together. Smoke molecules have to move from their point of origin (a cigarette or campfire) through the air, to your clothes. If they are bumping into other air molecules between point a and point b, they lose some of their energy and might not make it to your clothing. Think of smelling garbage around a dumpster. When it's warm out it's easier to smell that from a farther distance than when it's cold out.

Or to put it another way, the smell of something burning is carried by the energy of the radiant heat from its source. The energized molecules lose less energy when the surrounding temperature is warmer, so they can travel further.

I don't know if this is right, but it seems like a good explanation.

Noni
Jul 8, 2003
ASK ME ABOUT DEFRAUDING GOONS WITH HOT DOGS AND HOW I BANNED EPIC HAMCAT

CzarChasm posted:

Ninja: I was going to write up that it's not against the rules but it's probably frowned upon when my good friend google pulled up an interview with a former contestant. In short, the contestants are all adults and whatever happens in the "fantasy suite" happens. If he decides she's a bad lay, there's nothing stating that he can't kick her off the show.


OK, this makes sense in my head, so let's see if I can type this out in a way that makes sense. When air is warm, air molecules move about faster and more freely; when it's cold, they move more slowly and are closer together. Smoke molecules have to move from their point of origin (a cigarette or campfire) through the air, to your clothes. If they are bumping into other air molecules between point a and point b, they lose some of their energy and might not make it to your clothing. Think of smelling garbage around a dumpster. When it's warm out it's easier to smell that from a farther distance than when it's cold out.

Or to put it another way, the smell of something burning is carried by the energy of the radiant heat from its source. The energized molecules lose less energy when the surrounding temperature is warmer, so they can travel further.

I don't know if this is right, but it seems like a good explanation.

Or it could be because when it's hot out, you sweat more, which means your clothes are damper, and damp fiber collects particles in the air more easily. I don't know for sure, I'm just throwing another possibility out there. :)

Ron Don Volante
Dec 29, 2012

Why is the male:female ratio at birth not 1:1? I just looked up a bunch of different countries and the average ratio seems to be more like 1.05 males:1 female.

Hoops
Aug 19, 2005


A Black Mark For Retarded Posting

Ron Don Volante posted:

Why is the male:female ratio at birth not 1:1? I just looked up a bunch of different countries and the average ratio seems to be more like 1.05 males:1 female.

Men both die earlier and also die more often of unnatural causes so I think it's nature's way of balancing it out. Then there's countries like China and India were they abort female fetuses regularly which artificially throws the ratio off and will cause enormous problems in their society in a generation's time.

Gravity Pike
Feb 8, 2009

I find this discussion incredibly bland and disinteresting.

Ron Don Volante posted:

Why is the male:female ratio at birth not 1:1? I just looked up a bunch of different countries and the average ratio seems to be more like 1.05 males:1 female.

I've heard that, since the sperm is basically just DNA with a tail attached, and the Y chromosome is smaller than the X chromosome, "male" sperm are capable of moving slightly faster than "female" sperm. (I am not an embryologist.)

nishi koichi
Feb 16, 2007

everyone feels that way and gives up.
that's how they get away with it.

CzarChasm posted:

...

OK, this makes sense in my head, so let's see if I can type this out in a way that makes sense. When air is warm, air molecules move about faster and more freely; when it's cold, they move more slowly and are closer together. Smoke molecules have to move from their point of origin (a cigarette or campfire) through the air, to your clothes. If they are bumping into other air molecules between point a and point b, they lose some of their energy and might not make it to your clothing. Think of smelling garbage around a dumpster. When it's warm out it's easier to smell that from a farther distance than when it's cold out.

Or to put it another way, the smell of something burning is carried by the energy of the radiant heat from its source. The energized molecules lose less energy when the surrounding temperature is warmer, so they can travel further.

I don't know if this is right, but it seems like a good explanation.

Thanks, it sounds pretty legit to me.

Noni posted:

Or it could be because when it's hot out, you sweat more, which means your clothes are damper, and damp fiber collects particles in the air more easily. I don't know for sure, I'm just throwing another possibility out there. :)

I was wondering if it had anything to do with the humidity in the air too?

Lawnie
Sep 6, 2006

That is my helmet
Give it back
you are a lion
It doesn't even fit
Grimey Drawer

CzarChasm posted:



OK, this makes sense in my head, so let's see if I can type this out in a way that makes sense. When air is warm, air molecules move about faster and more freely; when it's cold, they move more slowly and are closer together. Smoke molecules have to move from their point of origin (a cigarette or campfire) through the air, to your clothes. If they are bumping into other air molecules between point a and point b, they lose some of their energy and might not make it to your clothing. Think of smelling garbage around a dumpster. When it's warm out it's easier to smell that from a farther distance than when it's cold out.

Or to put it another way, the smell of something burning is carried by the energy of the radiant heat from its source. The energized molecules lose less energy when the surrounding temperature is warmer, so they can travel further.

I don't know if this is right, but it seems like a good explanation.

A 20 degree C change in temperature makes very, very little difference in the kinetic energy of gas molecules. I'm more inclined to accept the latter poster's explanation.

Hoops
Aug 19, 2005


A Black Mark For Retarded Posting
Maybe it's the not the smell, it's your nose? Blood moves away from your extremities when you're cold, maybe your sense of smell isn't as effective as in normal or hot weather?

Tiggum
Oct 24, 2007

Your life and your quest end here.


Baron Bifford posted:

On an impulse, I bought a box of frozen dim-sum without reading the cooking instructions first (they were next to the frozen pizzas, so I assumed they'd be microwavable). It wants me to use a "steamer", which I don't have. However, I do have this sort of pot which I use for pasta:

Will this suffice if I fill it with water to just below the inner pot with holes?

I assume you're referring to frozen dim sims like these:



or something similar. If so, the pot you have should work fine. I usually find it helpful to pick it up and shake it about halfway through to unstick them from the bottom of the steamer.

You should also be able to microwave them, but it's fiddly and doesn't work as well. What you do is put a bit of water in the bottom of a bowl (not nearly enough to cover them, just a small amount), put the dim sims in and microwave them, but you'll have to stop it and turn the dim sims over a few times to avoid having them dry out too much. You also have to figure out the time required because different microwaves can take more or less time.

If you're going to fry them though then you can microwave them without worrying too much about that, then when they're unfrozen you fry them. You can fry them from frozen but it's not as easy.


Hoops posted:

Then there's countries like China and India were they abort female fetuses regularly which artificially throws the ratio off and will cause enormous problems in their society in a generation's time.

In a generation's time, and now already.

kinky sects
Apr 22, 2010
I was wondering if anyone has experience with soundproofing/reduction. I just bought a side by each duplex and am going to be living in one side and would really like to do some things to the shared wall to make it feel less like a duplex. I have torn down the old sheetrock on the rental side and plan on doing 1 layer of mass loaded vinyl, sound isolation clips with hat channel, and caulking all the outlets. I can't tell if green glue and similar products are a scam are what. Any advice/experiences would be appreciated!

Thanks

budgieinspector
Mar 24, 2006

According to my research,
these would appear to be
Budgerigars.

Fists Up posted:

What specifically do you want to know?

Just the general experience of the place, I suppose. Piney air, songbirds, park rangers' warnings... from pictures, it seems like the mountain goats aren't at all shy about people; did you find that to be the case? Anything worth mentioning, really--it's for this.

Schweinhund
Oct 23, 2004

:derp:   :kayak:                                     

How is it able to tell the date for each avatar?

het
Nov 14, 2002

A dark black past
is my most valued
possession

Schweinhund posted:

How is it able to tell the date for each avatar?
Purely speculating here, but I'm assuming it's metadata that's passed in the HTTP response.

stratdax
Sep 14, 2006

I'm out of contact lens solution and I won't be able to get any more for about 3 months. However, I want to wear my contacts every day for about 12 hours a day until then. I've checked around and most websites say Saline Solution can be an alternative, which makes sense, but they only talk about as a temporary stop-gap, and not long term use. Are there any issues or concerns with using Saline for 3 months as contact lens solution? My contacts are just the regular soft contact Acuvue Oasis lenses.

And another small question, totally unrelated: Are there any websites or small programs where I can plug in a local time and it will tell me the time in a different time zone? Let's say I'm in Perth and I'm trying to schedule a call for next week; is there a site or program where I can plug in "February 28, 11am" and it will tell what that would be in Vancouver? Even if there's a google search string or something, that would work.

Budget Bears
Feb 7, 2011

I had never seen anyone make sweet love to a banjo like this before.
This is a long shot, but does anyone remember a dumb show that was on the Travel Channel 5-10 years ago which featured a segment about people supposedly traveling to different dimensions, and then drawing pictures of the creatures they claimed to have seen in those dimensions? It was super hokey, and I remember the drawings were really goofy looking. I don't know if it was its own special or just part of a series.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

TATPants
Mar 28, 2011

stratdax posted:

I'm out of contact lens solution and I won't be able to get any more for about 3 months.

There is an A/T here where you can talk to a pro about your lenses.

For your other question, Google came up with this for 'time zone calculator' which should satisfy your needs. You can't plug in dates, but time does not care what the date is.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply