Quickie Questions:

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This thread is for quick questions. A "quick question" is a question which has a relatively quick, generally factual answer; a question which is not likely to inspire an extended discussion.

e.g.

Quick Question: How tall is an average ten-year-old boy?
Not a Quick Question: Why are Americans obsessed with guns?

Quick Question: Why is ALS sometimes called Lou Gehrig's Disease? Who was Lou Gehrig?
Not a Quick Question: In Alan Dean Foster's Thranx Commonwealth series, is Pip a Mary Sue?

Get the idea?

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edited 8th Oct '13 2:16:13 PM by Madrugada

5126 BestOf7th Oct 2012 12:47:21 PM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
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"Gonna" is not acceptable in official documents or academic writing, but in colloquial use it's widely accepted. So yes, it is a word.
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5127 Thnikkafan7th Oct 2012 01:32:45 PM from Faroe Islands (not really) , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Without using the genitalia, what ways are there to (I know it sounds awful in a very Serbian Film-like way, but it is the correct term...) sex a baby?
Just call me Staghorn. It's not like you can pronounce Thnikkafan, anyway.
Get any sample of DNA (saliva, hair, urine, blood, etc.) from the baby in question.
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5129 Inhopelessguy7th Oct 2012 02:28:13 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
... What that guy said. And the phrase you want is "assign a sex" to a baby.

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5130 Mukora7th Oct 2012 02:32:24 PM from a place , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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Technically both are correct. "Sex" as a verb is often used to indicate determining an animal's, yes, sex. It could theoretically also apply to human babies, since they are animals.
Yes, there was a lot of sexing going on in my high school...biology class, of fruit flies.
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5132 TParadox7th Oct 2012 04:25:29 PM , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Wait for the parents to start dressing the baby in either blue or pink outfits?
5133 Inhopelessguy7th Oct 2012 04:32:02 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
But what if the parents are egalitarian parents?

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Wait for the baby to grow into an aesthetically-pleasing androgynous person then attempt to date said person.
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What happened to bemanistyle's simfiles?
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5136 LoniJay8th Oct 2012 04:08:39 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I have a DVD with some M P4s on it that I'm supposed to be watching for uni. What am I supposed to play them on? Quickplay just causes my laptop to make a lot of noise and then tell me there's no DVD in the slot, and my DVD player says it's not a supported file type.
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5137 Inhopelessguy8th Oct 2012 04:10:52 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
VLC Media Player.

Its pretty lightweight too. And it plays ALL THE FILES.

edited 8th Oct '12 4:11:15 PM by Inhopelessguy

JUST FISHING FOR THE MOON IN AN ARTIFICIAL SEA

Also try Combined Community Codec Pack, which also plays lots of filetypes.

And I'll try asking in a slightly different way:

What happened to bemanistyle—why are they not hosting simfiles anymore?
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5139 LoniJay8th Oct 2012 05:32:35 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I don't think I have either of those...
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Both VLC and CCCP are free.
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5141 Trivialis8th Oct 2012 09:20:43 PM from contemplation
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@Harvey: Quick Google search led me to this thread.

Link
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I heard of a little type of Dolphin one time but can't remember it. Dos anybody know it?

edited 11th Oct '12 8:24:05 AM by HeroShepherd

5143 CrystalGlacia11th Oct 2012 08:40:33 AM from Cedarpointland
Do you remember anything else about it? What came to mind was the Maui's dolphin, since the only thing I have to go off of is 'little'...
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Just they there lower on the food chain.
5145 TParadox15th Oct 2012 12:22:18 AM , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Can I get someone to describe what cookery is like in metric?

Actually I guess I'm not very confused.

Oven temperatures in Celsius make sense but are weird to me because I'm not used to it.

Cup-sized measurements correspond to liters (well, hundreds of mililiters).

But from what I understand, spoon-sized measurements are in grams? Do you actually have small cooking scales, or is it just the weight of an equivalent volume of water?

edited 15th Oct '12 12:22:41 AM by TParadox

5146 Trivialis15th Oct 2012 12:29:17 AM from contemplation
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Liters is usually used for liquids, such as orange juice I think, and it corresponds to volume.

From what I see on my can of tuna, grams (mass) is used for serving size and the ingredients.

I think it's just those two and multiples of those units.
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5147 BestOf15th Oct 2012 02:20:40 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
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You don't usually get spoonfuls or cups in instructions. Instead, the measurements are more precise.

Liquids are measured in litres, as are flours1 and berries and so on. Solids are measured in grams or kilograms. The knob on the oven has the numbers in degrees Celsius. Things like spices are sometimes in very imprecise terms like "a hint of pepper" or "half a teaspoon of salt." Most foods come in more-or-less standardised package sizes, so (to use the usual numbers for Finland) if you're buying milk you'll probably get a litre, minced meat comes in packages of 400 or 750 grams, cheese comes in kilogram or 1 kilogram chunks, and so on.

1I just realised that we buy flour in packages of 5 kilograms, but when we use it in cooking the intructions are in decilitres.
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5148 LoniJay15th Oct 2012 03:23:24 AM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I don't know, I've encountered a lot of recipes that list ingredients in cups and spoons (like, 3/4 cup of flour, two tablespoons of cocoa). That's just as common as using grams - at least, for powdered ingredients like flour. Butter is more likely to be given in grams.
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5150 BestOf15th Oct 2012 03:35:47 AM from Finland , Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
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[up][up]You're from Australia, so you probably see recipes from the UK and US. I'm Finnish, and Finland has used the metric system for a long time. Recipes from abroad are translated, and the units are always converted in the translation; so if an American or British recipe is imported into Australia and Finland, the units might very well be different, as the Australian publishers might not have to do any unit conversion or translation at all.

Cup-sized measurements correspond to liters (well, hundreds of mililiters).

Actually, if you need 300 millilitres, the instruction will probably say "3 decilitres."

edited 15th Oct '12 3:37:46 AM by BestOf

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