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September 14th, 2018, 12:37
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Yes, it actually makes sense. Most renal stones come out by themselves, and it doesn't surprise me that the accelerations supplied by a rollercoaster might accelerate the process. Why didn't I think of this before?

On a sidenote, for stones that remain stuck, focused ultrasound can be used to tear them to pieces (lithotripsy). In Norway the apparatus involved (the lithotriptor) is sometimes referred to as a "steinknuser" which translates to "stone crusher" in English. Considering that in Norwegian the common name for a testicle is "stein" ("stone") and …. *shivers*.

pibbur who, AFAHK, so far hasn't had any stones besides the two resting down under.


I think I would definitely give a day on the rollercoasters a try, before visiting the Norwegian stone crushers.
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September 14th, 2018, 15:39
Unreal Engine 4 being used to show…how bad hurricane flooding is in real time weather reporting.

Here an article that explain how they do it.
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Unreal Engine 4 being used to show…how bad hurricane flooding is in real time weather reporting.

Here an article that explain how they do it.
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September 17th, 2018, 00:56
Scientists Say They've Found The Driver of False Beliefs, And It's Not Lack of Intelligence.

Link - https://www.sciencealert.com/feedbac…-beliefs-stick
Why is it sometimes so hard to convince someone that the world is indeed a globe, or that climate change is actually caused by human activity, despite the overwhelming evidence?

Scientists think they might have the answer, and it's less to do with lack of understanding, and more to do with the feedback they're getting.

Getting positive or negative reactions to something you do or say is a greater influence on your thinking than logic and reasoning, the new research suggests – so if you're in a group of like-minded people, that's going to reinforce your thinking.

Receiving good feedback also encourages us to think we know more than we actually do.

In other words, the more sure we become that our current position is right, the less likely we are to take into account other opinions or even cold, hard scientific data.
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September 18th, 2018, 00:35
Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”

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September 19th, 2018, 14:21
Greek spider beach party.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45572331

Definitely something going on with the spiders, this year…
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September 19th, 2018, 16:11
I, for one, welcome our new arachnid overlords.
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Where’s a blowtorch when you need one.
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Definitely something going on with the spiders, this year…
Shelob is coming.

I recommend using Sting, and the Phial of Galadriel against them.

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Where’s a blowtorch when you need one.
Agrreed. Can't find mine. Either the wife has hidden it, or I never had one.

pibbur who usually resorts to applying rapidly moving objects to the immediate vincinity of the beasts. Sadly, sometimes not rapidly enough, so procedure has to be repeated to a wider area. Which of course has the risk of unintenionally affecting nearby non arachnoid objects. Which sometimes breaks…. He HATES spiders.
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I, for one, welcome our new arachnid overlords.
Traitor! Orc-spawn! Go back to Cirith Ungol where you belong!

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