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 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Metiorites. Are They Rare?

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 10:14 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 257


There is such a thing as "volcanic glass". Also known as 'obsidian'. It competed with flint as the favorite material for our cave ancestors to make stone tools and spearheads out of. Its chemically the same as glass in your window. Does tend to be dark. But see-through. Then there are 'gl...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Metiorites. Are They Rare?

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 10:00 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 257


I have a small collection of different meteorite pieces that came from much bigger samples. One of the smallest ones that I own was once part of the moon billions of years ago. Unfortunately it only weighs 0.0065 of a gram. There is an active market for meteorites for both researchers and collectors...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Metiorites. Are They Rare?

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 9:51 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 257


Does it look like this one?

https://www.space.com/18019-martian-met ... hotos.html


Some meteorites are very valuable, as they may contain high concentrations of iridium. On Earth, it is quite rare to find that element in the ground.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why there should be unions and workers' protections

Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 8:46 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 573


At my previous place of employment (large university), there was a union for professors and staff. It cost $400+/month to join. I passed because it would not protect me in my non-tenured position. They only protected fully tenured professors from termination. Literally I would have been paying $400+...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What made you first wonder if you could be Autistic?

Posted: 28 Nov 2022, 9:56 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,257


I always knew I was different from others, but could not exactly put my finger on why. In third grade, my class was tested and I found out that I was in the highly to exceptionally gifted category. At that school, there was no one like me before, so they let me work through their gifted materials th...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Robert Clary 'Hogan's Heroes' Corporal LeBeau R.I.P.

Posted: 23 Nov 2022, 11:59 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 566


I am sad to hear of his passing. He was really good on the show. I watch the show on MeTV whenever I am back in Kansas and have a dvd box set of the first season. I might look into buying the full series set now.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Inclusiveness in STEM fields making you feel MORE alone?

Posted: 23 Nov 2022, 11:07 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 384


Have any of you felt like the push to make the perception of STEM fields as more inclusive sometimes make you feel MORE alone as an aspie? What I mean by that is, back when STEM, at least at advanced levels, was more of an "exclusive club", there was possibly more of a chance for aspies t...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Musk Buying Twitter.... For Real This Time

Posted: 18 Nov 2022, 6:55 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 2,377


Elon Musk is the Edison of our time. If you know history, Edison became quite wealthy off of the backs of his workers. This time, Elon might have went too far in thinking what he could do. Many have left the company before he got the chance to make his money off of them. https://www.yahoo.com/news/h...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX collapse

Posted: 18 Nov 2022, 6:48 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 595


I always thought crypto was a “money for nothing” scheme, as it has no tangible component. Sure, you were paying for numbers from a computer system, much like a lotto ticket. People became “rich” on paper with little real means to the value. But, it was reversed with time. Nothing for their money is...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump announces 2024 Presidential Run

Posted: 16 Nov 2022, 9:58 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 1,278


DeathFlowerKing wrote:
It would be an honor to serve Trump....


To a pack of hungry wolves. :twisted:


Be careful. That could be mistaken as a form of animal cruelty to the wolves. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you have trouble understanding complex subjects?

Posted: 16 Nov 2022, 9:26 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 653


No, I usually do not have a hard time understanding complex subjects. There are a few exceptions though. If I do not like the subject or am distracted by something else, I can lose my attention to detail. Certain parts of biochemistry are my weakest area in chemistry, as I just do not care to memori...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Midterms 2022 general thread

Posted: 11 Nov 2022, 9:55 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 980


Surprisingly equal, especially taking into account Biden's low notes and the general tendency for president's party to do poorly in midterms. I wonder what other factors contributed. Republican voters of the silent majority turning their backs on Trumpism but Republican party still proposing Trumpi...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Nancy Pelosi’s husband hospitalized after assault at home

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 9:02 am 

Replies: 143
Views: 2,730


The attacker may have went there initially looking for Nancy, but attacked the husband instead because she was not there. He likely reasoned that it would not be a wasted trip if he can hurt her family and scare her. The net effect is an act of terror and I hope he gets charged that way in court. I ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Additional degree(s)

 Post subject: Re: Additional degree(s)
Posted: 25 Oct 2022, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 953


It depends on the career and degree(s). Getting multiple master's degrees is generally not advisable because of the cost. In certain fields, just one master's may not be worth the cost. In the field of chemistry, people with Bachelor’s degrees have an easier time finding employment in industry than...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Intelligence

Posted: 15 Oct 2022, 12:20 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,647


There can be a point where being too intelligent can become a curse, rather than a blessing. Others can expect perfection from you all the time when it may be impossible for you to do so. Sometimes ignorance can be bliss.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Why many women dislike socially awkward men

Posted: 09 Oct 2022, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 135
Views: 2,867


Back in high school, I was told by female classmates that I was less than human due to my poor social skills. I was engrossed in my studies at the time. In certain ways they were completely right. They tended to be very shallow people that judged others solely on what they could get from someone. F...
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