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June 26 2014

aren
13:09

May 27 2014

aren
20:33

April 07 2014

aren
21:10

March 25 2014

aren
15:56

March 13 2014

aren
07:23

February 04 2014

aren
08:03
Is nich wahr?!

Tatsächlich, das ist nicht wahr. Das Hummel-Paradoxon basiert auf einem Studentenscherz und in diesem Sinne absichtlich falschen Berechnungen. Sie hat kleine Flügel und ein großes Gewicht und sollte daher nicht fliegen können. Die Annahme dafür war aber, dass sie steife Flügel hätte. Hat sie aber nicht.
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January 29 2014

aren
06:07
Wouldn't work. If we were the aliens, the fossil record would prove that. Different bone structure in us (mammals, humans, don't matter, really) without anything in the way of transitive fossils would necessitate us and dinos to have evolved the same bones like the aliens, which is even more unlikely than the original premise.
Furthermore, the biochemistry would differ radically, but so far every cell found on Earth is based on fundamentally the same principles.
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January 28 2014

aren
20:15
Thank you for calling it out.
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January 21 2014

aren
20:29

January 19 2014

aren
17:20

January 17 2014

aren
23:41
Trick statement!
That was the only attire available.

January 15 2014

aren
09:43
Z̜͕͚ͤ̑̄͌͘͘a̽͋́ͭ̃͌̎̑҉̫̞̩͈̕l̷͔̠̲͙̥ͨ̽͢g͈̘͍̤̞̞̣͕ͧ̎ͫ͆̏ͫ̉̋͂̀o̩̩̞̠͚͉̮͕̳͗͂ͧ̈ͤͪͨ͋̏ ̯͔͔̗̑̾ͯ̂̈̕c̃̒͑̆̃͂͏̯͍o̳̜̞̻͍͇̻ͧͤ̒̏ͦ̂͟͟m̷̖͙͂͑ͦe̲̪͒ͩͩ̍͂t͓͉̯̣̞̳̩̄ͣ̓ͩ̒͋̂h̡̺̳ͤ͝͞
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January 08 2014

aren
08:17
Poppycock.

1st, it is claimed there is some kind of essence in water that is destroyed by microwaving it, and in turn microwaving destroys substance. This claim is in no way further verified or falsified but simply assumed as fact.

2nd, there are a variety of factors that weren't taken into account in this experiment. To name just one example, was the same basic container used for heating the water, or were there different containers holding the water in the microwave and on the stove?

If you're actually interested in how it should've been done, look at snopes or something
http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave/plants.asp
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December 31 2013

aren
16:15
Difference between punishment and rehabilitation
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December 19 2013

aren
10:02
I don't get it.
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December 16 2013

aren
22:09
13. I feel so tame…
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August 31 2013

aren
21:11
Paleness and sunken dark eyes are signs of illness in an advanced stage. Primitive humans wanted to avoid those, since they were highly infectious.

The razor sharp teeth are indicative of predatory species. Humans were for a long time considered prey by a lot of predators who all had sharp teeth. This shifts the instinctual knowledge about the illness from passive danger to aggressive danger – the first you can easily avoid, the second seeks you and is able of attacking and predatory behaviour.

So you have basically two dangers to deal with: Infection and Predation.

The last part, the elongated face, is a jarring effect called Uncanny Valley. It defines the point when the supercharged pattern recognition that is our brain can't decide if what it is looking at is an object with person characteristics (for example an animated plushy) or a person with the characteristics of an object (like the movie Polar Express).
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August 27 2013

aren
19:31
I may just be heavily listening to the Night Vale
aren
06:52
I think part of the article was more aimed to address the origin of the stereotype of "male antisocial programmer" we now know and show the roots of the stereotype. It may be even read that the earlier programming to be harder, since it was closer to the physical layer and thus required more to get 'into the machine' compared to later programming.

In that sense the stereotype did change, if one can even call it change. It looks more like it was created and fostered, if indirectly, to have antisocial programmers compared to the regularly social women of the decades before.

I'd be interested to know how the 'computer girls' were perceived, if at all, on a societal level, and mayhaps on smaller granularity in their larger social circles.
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August 26 2013

aren
20:15
I always read that as:

Let's get
  away
 from
   Italy.
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