Search Results: answer
9 Jul 2005: Medical things I do not know answers to
Science: guest posts, medicine · 9 comments
A friend of mine (hi friend! I doubt you are reading this!) is studying medicine in Europe, and currently getting British citizenship so that she can more easily work in Europe forever and ever. (Her current plan is to be a pathologist in the south of Fran ...
Food: Desmarestiaceae, Hypocreaceae, Ostreidae, oxalic acid, Oxalidaceae, Polygonaceae, Psammobiidae, seaweed, sheep sorrel · 4 comments
... should I do with all my leftover mignonette? Bonus if the answer also involves some of this ridiculous haul of lobster mushrooms I picked ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... blindly saying yes to empathy isn't always the right answer either. Think about what happens when someone tries to point out that ...
Politics, Science: · 8 comments
... science. It's about the fact that science gave the wrong answer. *Yes, a timely reminder of "drop, cover, hold" or the importance of ...
25 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists? Part II
Human Fuzzies, Science: disciplinary boundaries, professional licensing, Washington · 14 comments
The question of whether or not I am a geologist is not just an amusing exercise in academic politics. In Washington, as in most U.S. states, geology is a regulated profession; guidelines for who can and cannot call themselves a geologist in a professional ...
24 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists?
Science: disciplinary boundaries, geology, geophysics, scientific culture · 13 comments
... use of them in my work. Please assume while you are answering the poll that my work involves using my knowledge of the Earth's ...
Science: howto, LaTeX, typesetting · 7 comments
... Google results for your problem, telling you that the answer is \doublespacing, \singlespacing? Not quite. To invoke memoir's ...
Science: floods, hydrology, Iowa, unfinished drafts · no comments
One of my New Year's blogolutions was to clear out my to-blog folder, and bring closure to my unfinished drafts by simply posting them as-is. This is one of those drafts. Disorganized paragraphs, unfinished sentences, and general incoherence enhance the na ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... edutainment material is that you have to provide an answer to that question on a timescale similar to the attention span of your ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... to email me (anonymously, if you wish) and I'll gather the answers for a post. I'll be thinking wistfully of the geoblogosphere dinner on ...
27 Oct 2008: Where on (Google) Earth? #152
Aimless: · 10 comments
... Schott Rule. Wait one hour for each previous win before answering this one... unless you buy your way out of the rule by giving $5 or ...
21 Oct 2008: Geopuzzle: Beach Detectives
Aimless: · 14 comments
... Australia Sandwood Bay, Scotland You can find the answers by clicking through on the sand photos - they're all tagged somewhere ...
Aimless: · 11 comments
... basic research would not be accepted. The standard answer to weird or pointed questions wouldn't be "that's interesting, let's ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... the big goal was probably to learn the best techniques to answer the questions, rather than undying commitment to a method. And so I ...
19 May 2008: I’d Like to Thank the Academy
Aimless: acknowledgments, gratitude, thanks, writing · 5 comments
... is a fancy way of telling you that if you don't know the answer, you can perform brute force symbol manipulation until you find something with the same units as an answer.** **All the best answers are dimensionless ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... they connected to yesterday morning's event? The short answer is yes and the long answer is sort of, but it's not as simple as you are probably imagining. Six ...
2 Apr 2008: Geology Jargon Ripe for Zombie Re-Animation
Aimless: · 26 comments
... being able to say that yes, it is too a word? Wait, don't answer that one. Instead, let me give you one of my favorite passages from ...
7 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Mud
Aimless: · 9 comments
... and what determines their size? I don't actually know the answer, so this is the best hint you're going to get out of ...
21 Feb 2008: And the Three Billion Dollar Grant Goes to…
Aimless: · 5 comments
... throw it at geophysics - but that kind of smart-alecky answer isn't going to cut it in the hypothetical world. No, the unspoken terms ...
19 Feb 2008: Are We Baking with Volcanic Ash?
Aimless: · 10 comments
... wheat and soil from fields that had been ashed on. The answer? Wheat from sites with 20mm or more of ashfall had slightly elevated ...
3 Jan 2008: Notes from the Iowa Frontlines
Politics: Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton, Iowa caucuses, presidential elections · 2 comments
... gymnasium watching other people talk about politics? Answer: pretty dorky. *NB: We McMootses have a tradition of playing fast and ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... there ever a time when they asked this question and the answer was "no, you must do your own research but you don't need to cite your ...
Links, Politics, Science: blog carnivals, feminism, gender, impostor syndrome, scientiae, sexism, zombies · 15 comments
... watch out for their influence. Bill Hooker asks (and answers!) why should I, a straight white male, actively try to undermine my ...
25 Sep 2007: Geek Ink
Science, Whimsy: diffusion, equations, tattoos · 5 comments
... of course, there are some important dorky questions to answer first, one of which is detailed in a chat log below the cut. It also ...
29 Jul 2007: Understanding Everyday Symbolism
Politics: hate crimes, racism · 6 comments
... supporting? Racism Racism, and something else. Answer carefully. PZ Myers has already failed this quiz. Connecting the ...
13 Jul 2007: Cheap Irony
Politics: bookstores, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · no comments
... under "African-American studies". Guess we have an answer to that ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
I've just downloaded a trial copy of the offline blogging software ecto. I'm not sure why a total savings of perhaps a dozen keystrokes for a quote'n'paste seems so slick and convenient, but it does. Until the novelty wears off I will probably be posting m ...
13 Jun 2007: Leaking From the Pipeline (Again)
Personal, Politics, Science: academia, grad school, life as a leak, Phi Delta Qoppa · 14 comments
... who ask ...really? Why? as if they expect a simple answer. It also comes, inescapably, from my desire to tell myself nice stories ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... energy in the same way as small ones? The traditional answer is "pretty much, yeah". However, a raft of studies beginning in the 90s ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
There's something humbly communitarian about being outside on a crowded street corner when everyone turns to the person next to them to ask "hey, did you feel that?". Perpetually oblivious, I only felt the earthquake because the guy standing next to me at ...
24 Oct 2006: Hawaii, the New York Times, and Triggered Seismicity
Science: earthquakes, Hawaii, lazy journalism · 9 comments
... others, thousands of miles away. The real meat of the answer is hidden in the last paragraph: While strong earthquakes trigger ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... training at the university level, and I am going to answer them. Or some of them. Or, okay, I'll answer two, kinda. What kind of preparation for teaching did you get? Was it ...
4 Sep 2006: Household Goodness
Personal: domesticity, gardening, photoblog · 2 comments
The second cure for blogger's block: post some pictures! We don't strictly need more pot holders in the house, but they're such a good way to make use of my crapped-out old socks that I might make more anyway. And I've been wanting a coi ...
8 Aug 2006: My Identity is a List of Links
Links, Politics, Science: angst, anti-racism, porous media, sexism, white studies · 15 comments
... every time I meet someone new. Not practical answers. Since my assigned race influences my life whether I want it to or not, ...
4 Aug 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Storms on Titan
Science: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, methane, Titan · 3 comments
... from a friggin' pseudorandom number generator? Anyway, the answer is: more ...
7 Apr 2006: Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
Links: Friday random ten, search requests · 9 comments
... apartment has some terrible drafts. Hmm. I think the answer is to not live with her, no matter how nice her cat might be. Search ...
13 Mar 2006: The Rhetoric of Patriarchy
Human Fuzzies, Politics: feminism, patriarchy, rhetorical tactics, words · no comments
... agree that neither side of the libertine - anti-sex divide answers the relevant questions, if it refuses to look at the way that sex is ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... to specific individual or cultural agents. The short answer to "why not sexism or sexist oppression?" is that neither term, to me, ...
13 Feb 2006: Ow My Fingertips
Human Fuzzies, Personal: etymology, mandolin, pedantry, words · 5 comments
... poorly mixed with over-the-top cheesy beatbox beatz? Answer: it needs a pedantic usage note. Callus: the hardened skin. Callous: ...
20 Jan 2006: Scientists, Not People
Science: literature, science in pop culture · 8 comments
... are normal people. Maybe "lab lit" is (part of) the answer? It apparently sells, if properly displayed: I wanted to know whether ...
13 Jan 2006: Rehydrated AGU
Science, Teaching: american geophysical union, conference blogging, mass communication, science journalism · no comments
... wanted to know if the Internet hadn't changed EVAR-ything. Answer: no. But curious bloggers wanna know: does Internet attention improve ...
1 Dec 2005: Happy Blog Against Racism Day!
Politics: anti-racism, blog carnivals, racism · 4 comments
... are some questions to which I would rather not know the answer. I think most bright colors should only be worn by really really dark ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... pay each a small fee for the effort of masturbating while answering a survey. [...] Ariely and Loewenstein say their results are ...
26 Oct 2005: How Homosexuality Hurts You
Politics, Science: queerness, smart-assery, yeast · 3 comments
... in this instance, the October of Nature) has produced an answer at last: Here we show that the C. gattii outbreak isolates comprise ...
16 Sep 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Portland Cement
Science: cement, rock blogging · 5 comments
... to haul such a load on a 140-day voyage? The short answer is ballast. The long answer won't appear in this entry, and probably not during orals either, but ...
2 Sep 2005: Friday iTunes iChing
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, search requests, Sierra Nevada · no comments
... Mother Mandelbrot, I pray that you do my research for me answer my query: can heat loss via ground water circulation really explain the ...
18 Aug 2005: A Book and Two Movies
Human Fuzzies: bears, book reviews, charles darwin, movie reviews, penguins, pirates · 2 comments
... talking about how awful it is to be eaten by a bear (answer: pretty awful). No story arc, lots of bland eulogizing, not nearly ...
5 Aug 2005: Friday Miscellany
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Friday random ten, Hans Island, Harry Potter · 2 comments
... to find out What I Thought About Harry Potter... and the answer is, meh. It's interesting that Snape seems to attract the most ...
31 Jul 2005: Oh Yes, Minnesota
Personal: customs, Minnesota, mosquitoes, travelogue · 11 comments
... but even though "until you're eaten by a bear" was not the answer expected of a fully-acculturated U.S. citizen, they let me back into the ...
25 Jul 2005: Leave Me My Evil Sharks
Whimsy: living in denial, sharks · 4 comments
... a zombie crocodile or a porcupine, what good is the shark? Answer: no good! The same principle applies to pirates; don't tell me they ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... between a dark stripe and a white stripe; check your answer by googling "normal" and "reverse" faults.) If you tilt the ball ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... to host a discussion on how men can stop rape (short answer: call other men on their shit) that doesn't completely degenerate into ... asymptotically approaching. . . some imaginary. . . actual answer. . . But good news, once Caltech gives you a diploma, apparently. . . ...
10 Jun 2005: Friday Random Ten: Delphic Edition
Meta: Friday random ten, search requests · 1 comment
... With This Blog While I Am Away. If anyone has a definitive answer, it would be the little gnome that lives in my laptop. So! Onward! The ...
1 Jun 2005: Modern Society
Links, Politics: health care, impeach Bush, Internet activism, telephony · 5 comments
... - I am not alone! Perhaps I'll revert to not owning an answering machine as well, and put out a little basket so that people can leave ...
26 Apr 2005: Assorted Mysticisms
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: nutrition, sin, trilobites · 7 comments
... could have done such a thing, and I would not accept easy answers. I would spend the rest of my life trying to atone for that. I know my ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... idea. Now I can put my finger on why I feel uneasy at ANSWER events! They're always ostensibly about a fairly specific thing, but ...
20 Feb 2005: Hello world!
Meta: blog status updates, WordPress · 12 comments
... the hierarchical category list functioning as advertised? Answer: hide_empty was turned on. Other transition issues: the import from ...
7 Dec 2004: Old Enough to Buy My Own Candy
Human Fuzzies, Links: candy, Christmas, Hanukkah, nostalgia · 2 comments
... problem with the Midwest, or what? No one at Francis's is answering the question that obviously follows up a question like this: Have ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... the proliferation of possible analogies to pregnancy, the answer has been as far as you want. We unthinkingly accept the right of a dead ...
14 Nov 2004: Two-Buck Chuck Will Rise Again
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, wine · 9 comments
... could possibly resist bottles of wine for $1.20? Don't answer that, I'm sure you all have quite good sense in your heads and realize ...
3 Nov 2004: Back on the Horse
Politics: angst, Internet activism, presidential elections, Ralph Nader, US party politics · 2 comments
... emotion will be focused on a One True Solution, that other answers will be attacked as "distractions". I voted Green in 2000** - in ...
31 Oct 2004: Sample Ballot II: Initiatives Ahoy!
Politics: · 2 comments
... of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who keeps leaving messages on my answering machine asking me to vote for Carol Liu's opponent. In what universe ... Schwarzenegger would stop leaving all these messages on my answering machine" not part of an absurdist play? Anyway, I have news for the ...
5 Oct 2004: Endorsements for Los Angeles Judicial Offices
Politics: endorsements, local elections, Los Angeles · 4 comments
... baby" if the courtroom is empty. David Lopez didn't even answer all the questions. Fear the League of Women Voters questionnaire, David ...
29 Aug 2004: Weekend Review
Personal: capitalism sucks, consumerism, dishware, grad school · 4 comments
... say in common parlance). For once I actually sat down and answered the questions that were asked, as opposed to similar questions not ...
15 Aug 2004: Sidebar Gadget Manager: Implementation Notes
Meta: code, Movable Type, php, sidebar gadgets · no comments
... to the URL in which the sidebar has been included. Answer: PHP_SELF Problem Two: the setcookie() function can't be run in the ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... towards is: it oughta be possible to grab a physicist to answer the technical questions, and to provide peer review / editorial support ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... but how to decide them ("You may hear this case and answer any other constitutional questions raised, BUT NOT THAT ONE"). The ...
19 Jul 2004: GRE Goodness
Personal: cubicle living, grad school, i hate everything, standardized tests · 3 comments
... speed down immensely, and makes it rather difficult to answer questions about things "as described in the third paragraph" since I ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... mind. What is that if not being intellectuals? And the answer is that we're being adults and good citizens. I'm not going to ...
19 Apr 2004: Crackpot Internet Scientist of the Week
Links: crackpots, electromagnetism · 4 comments
... Arrived! Reclaim your birthright of understanding, and get answers to all those pesky unresolved questions your high school physics ...
11 Apr 2004: Someone Misses Someone Else
Meta: · 1 comment
... hmm, maybe I can help you with that. But first you have to answer just one question: Dude, what the shit? Anyone else who wants to find ...
4 Apr 2004: In Which I Am Excited About Compost
Links, Personal: · 3 comments
... and leave it under the door. It's way hard to leave an answering machine message in a foreign character set. One more reason to ...
14 Feb 2004: Lutefisk and Yams
Human Fuzzies: Dr. Seuss, parody, Scandinavia, Vikings · 4 comments
Dr. Seuss meets Ole and Lena jokes: I would not eat them on a raid, I would not eat them with a maid, I would not eat them on a trip, I would not eat them on my ship. I do not like lutefisk and yams. I do not like them, Sven I am. Surely there m ...
4 Dec 2003: Foul Putrid News Organization
Politics: · no comments
... to pass binding judgment on matters of bioethics? Answer: we can't hold a plebiscite on the issue until March. Until then, I'm'a ...
9 Jun 2003: The End of the Internet??
Aimless: · no comments
Sometimes, after wasting too much time on Teh Olde IntarNette, I realize that if I go any further I will run into 1997. Not the 1997 of the Wayback Machine, but the 1997 of my innermost snorty giggle monster when I spent hours finding my dada fortune. Only ...
16 Apr 2003: Green Mung Beans
Meta: · no comments
... and cheese for all. So I've had just enough alcohol to answer the random someones. Also, there was a spam in my mailbox from the ...
23 Aug 2002: Listen Up
Politics: · no comments
... others to listen to me? I'm beginning, a little, to answer that question, but my prose is getting impossibly heavy so I'll leave it ...
18 Aug 2002: A Contest-Contest
Aimless: · 15 comments
... kind of contest should I run on my weblog? Submit your answers in the comments, in a standard fixed verse form (including haiku). The ...
9 Aug 2002: Don’t Ask Me
Meta, Whimsy: blogular wanking, email, spam · no comments
... fad, or did some poor soul confuse Ask Google with Google Answers? I've missed out on most of the other spam fads so far (well, okay, ...
26 Jul 2002: Someone was Long Overdue
Meta: · no comments
... the comment box for a while, it's time to return and answer an old, but clearly urgent, query: why is a mouse when it twirls? The real answer has to do with neural whisker processing and the conservation of angular ...
27 Jun 2002: I’m Done! Whee!
Personal, Politics: · 1 comment
As I was walking home after handing in my sloppy-but-passable and oh-so-finished report on this particular patch of ground where we dragged around a few wires last week, some guy pulled over and called out that I had the nicest breasts he'd ever seen. He d ...
2 May 2002: awooga!
Aimless: · 2 comments
... "87 idiotic personal questions that no one will read your answers to" things yesterday, but thus far movable type has refused to crunch ...
10 Apr 2002: A Flood of Someones
Meta, Whimsy: candy, Christmas, fan mail, på dansk · no comments
... issue is this: shall we have a toast for the penguins? The answer clearly requires a visit to webtender, where we find that the penguin is ...
7 Apr 2002: Review Time!
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, writing · 5 comments
... to write. Why? I asked myself that same question. The only answer I could seem to come up with is that my actual life is just too boring ...
4 Apr 2002: goals
Meta: · 2 comments
... shop - and I want to get rid of it. The obvious answer is to put "Mystery Box O' Stuff" up on ebay... but something tells me I ...
13 Mar 2002: Ask a Celebrity Physicist
Meta, Science: · 7 comments
... campus again, and will be giving a lecture Friday where he answers some random questions from the undergraduates. I've got until ...
6 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Commercial Whore
Meta: · 4 comments
... chocolate soft serve, and push-up pops. So I guess the answer is, not very much. Are you a computer program or human? ... question comes from none other than gate.hhkol.dk. So the answer, with suitable academic qualifying clauses on cultural relativism and ...
21 Feb 2002: Academic Angst
Personal, Teaching: · 3 comments
... instructive things, with people ready to answer all our random questions and point out even more nifty instructive ...
30 Jan 2002: I Heart Time Cube
Whimsy: crackpots, time cube · 1 comment
... describe it with evil cubeless word, Gene gave the only answer that could really make sense: "I'm not a human." He may not be human, ...
26 Jan 2002: Friday Five Four
Whimsy: · no comments
... other people answer these questions, I almost never read their answers, even if I normally hang slobbering and twitching off their every ...
17 Jan 2002: It Wasn’t Joan Jett
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... chair, and listened to fifty questions about stuff. I answered some of them, and may even have gotten a few correct. What disappoints ... because I failed to write down "Joan Jett" as the answer to all the ones I missed, and because I didn't steal any of the hotel ...
15 Dec 2001: mo’ betta’ meta meta burger
Meta: Caltech, denmark, search requests · no comments
... I can sleep well at night knowing that I have a slick answer to all those nasty people who criticize my blogging style and subject ...
9 Dec 2001: side couples square through
Personal: agnosticism, atheism, cookies, dancing, julefrokost, monkeys, religion, religious conversion, religious preferences, square dancing, unitarian church · 1 comment
... have a religious revelation, would it change you? The easy answer is yes - otherwise, I'd classify it as a random vision, and not a ...
17 Nov 2001: uff da
Personal: Christmas, thanksgiving · no comments
... matters. But I'm going to cheat you with a quick and dirty answer, because I need to go shopping (ugh). Thanksgiving is about what ...
16 Nov 2001: gobble gobble
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cooking, thanksgiving · no comments
... up: what is Thanksgiving about nowadays, anyway? I'd answer the question now, but Rasmus is having a housewarming party tonight, and ...
1 Nov 2001: mommy, don’t make me go home!
Personal: · no comments
... a rambling blog entry and not a grant proposal, using this answer would be cheating. Oy. Since there are apparently "hordes of foreign ...
10 Oct 2001: Slippery When Wet
Personal: · no comments
... is looking lonely, can I please flirt with him?". The answer of course is "nah, don't bother, just jump him straightaway" - but then ...
9 Sep 2001: on the origins of illness
Whimsy: Scientology, sickness, time cube · no comments
... mailbox the other day, and visit Dianetik Centret for an answer and a free stress test, but recent events have led me to suspect that ...
27 Aug 2001: jeg kan godt tale dansk!
Human Fuzzies: Danish · no comments
... whatever kind of cheese you're given, as long as you can answer the question "anything else?" with "that's all, thanks" like they do on ...
21 Aug 2001: waay overcaffinated
Personal: beer, liquor laws · no comments
... doesn't everyone like proterozoic folded belts? (The answer, of course, is yes: everyone likes proterozoic folded belts. It was a ...
24 Jul 2001: Dehydrated Agnostic
Personal: · no comments
... at by just asking myself "Why am I here?" and immediately answering "I don't know." Blammo, instant agnostic, just heat and ...