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2007/3/22-24 [Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:46047 Activity:kinda low
3/21    Ann Coulter calling Edward's a faggot:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxgVuB3TyaU&NR
        Is this a good example of Compassionate Conservatism?
        \_ And? I'm glad your political vocabulary goes back ten years.
           \_ Got Freedom Fries?
        \_ And I'm calling Ann a stupd skanky ho.  Does anyone care?
        \_ This was in the news cycle, what, 2 or 3 weeks ago?  Anything new to
           add?
           \_ That her adams apple is as big as her balls.
              \_ Ha ha! You libs sure like to beat women!
           \_ Was it discussed on the motd then? If so, I apologize for
              bringing it up again. It was news to me. Someone pointed
              me to the YouTube video last night.
              \_ Yes, it was on 3/7.  Also, learn to use apostrophes--they
                 don't mean "Warning! Here comes an 's'!"
2007/3/22 [Uncategorized] UID:46048 Activity:nil 53%like:46057
3/22    http://gaygamer.net
        For boys who like boys who like joysticks! emarkp, please don't
        delete this even though you think gays, sodomy, and
        liburals are evil.
2007/3/22-24 [Recreation/Food] UID:46049 Activity:nil
3/22    Adachi's Get the Milk commercial-- most annoying ever. I'm
        switching to soy milk. Real milk? Fuck you. No thanks.
        \_ Soy products lower your sperm count and grow your boobs.
           \_ urlP
2007/3/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46050 Activity:nil
3/22    Dear road bicyclists: What % of your time do you use the top/bottom
        side of your mustache handlebar? I find that I spend 99% of the
        time on the top part, and the bottom part is 1) useless 2)
        uncomfortable in daily ride conditions 3) not much more aero
        \_ Road bikers indicate whether they prefer top or bottom mustache
           riding by the color of their spandex pants.
2007/3/22-26 [Uncategorized] UID:46051 Activity:nil
3/22    urlTea - an alternative to Tiny Url:
        http://urltea.com
        \_ Does it provide antioxidants? :-)
2007/3/22-24 [Science/Space] UID:46052 Activity:nil
3/22    Southern Ocean current faces slowdown threat
        http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070322/sc_nm/climate_ocean_dc
2007/3/22 [Recreation/Dating, Science/Biology] UID:46053 Activity:nil 76%like:46056
3/22    Divergent selection found in asexual reproducers OR Creatures
        found that have not had sex for 100m years:
        http://www.physorg.com/news93597385.html
        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article1539281.ece
        Let the obligatory jokes about geeks and sex begin.
        [ merged w/ thread originally posted below ]
        \_ See yesterday's "Divergent selection found in asexual reproducers"
           thread below.
           \_ Ah, apologies for the repost. This title was more prurient.
        \_ What does "species" mean when you're referring to
           creatures which produce asexually?
           \_ Reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species it's probably
              still undefined.
           \_ My HS Bio AP understanding of "species" is that all members of
              the species are genetically similar enough to interbred. It is
              conceivable that random mutations and errors in DNA replication
              in asexual reproducers could produce members that are no longer
              able to reproduce w/ the members of the species from which they
              descended.
              \_ The problem in your understanding is the word "interbreed".
                 Individuals of asexual "species" do not interbreed, so you
                 can't define asexual "species" that way.  -- !PP
                 \_ I see what you mean. What I was getting at is that
                    in order to interbreed a pair of creatures must have
                    similar/compatible DNA. Thus similar/compatible DNA
                    could be a basis to assign a creature to a partiuclar
                    speicies.
                    Random mutations and errors in DNA replication in
                    asexual reproducers could produce creatures that
                    are not genetically similar to creatures from which
                    they descended. Therefore, comparing the DNA of two
                    different asexual reproducers to see if they are
                    similar could be used to determine if they should be
                    classified as one specie or two.
                    I have no idea how to quantify the level of genetic
                    dissimilarity necessary to classify two creatures as
                    members of different species. As a rough estimate,
                    perhaps any two creatures whose DNA differed by more
                    than 1-2% could be considered different species [b/c
                    I think I remember reading somewhere that the DNA of
                    humans and chimps, which are different species, differ
                    by only 2%].
2007/3/22-24 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration] UID:46054 Activity:nil
3/22    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1804868/posts
        Lax immigration hurts the poor
        \_ This is about as vanilla as freeper posts get. I expect this was
           posted by a non-freeper who couldn't stomach digging deeper, not
           that I blame you.
2007/3/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46055 Activity:nil
3/21    [ moved b/c of repost ]
2007/3/22-24 [Recreation/Dating, Science/Biology] UID:46056 Activity:nil 76%like:46053
3/22    Creatures found that have not had sex for 100m years OR
        Divergent selection found in asexual reproducers
        http://www.physorg.com/news93597385.html
        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article1539281.ece
        Let the obligatory jokes about geeks and sex begin.
        [ merged w/ thread originally posted below ]
        \_ See yesterday's "Divergent selection found in asexual reproducers"
           thread below.
           \_ Ah, apologies for the repost. This title was more prurient.
        \_ What does "species" mean when you're referring to
           creatures which produce asexually?
           \_ Reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Species it's probably
              still undefined.
           \_ My HS Bio AP understanding of "species" is that all members of
              the species are genetically similar enough to interbred. It is
              conceivable that random mutations and errors in DNA replication
              in asexual reproducers could produce members that are no longer
              able to reproduce w/ the members of the species from which they
              descended.
              \_ The problem in your understanding is the word "interbreed".
                 Individuals of asexual "species" do not interbreed, so you
                 can't define asexual "species" that way.  -- !PP
                 \_ I see what you mean. What I was getting at is that
                    in order to interbreed a pair of creatures must have
                    similar/compatible DNA. Thus similar/compatible DNA
                    could be a basis to assign a creature to a partiuclar
                    speicies.
                    Random mutations and errors in DNA replication in
                    asexual reproducers could produce creatures that
                    are not genetically similar to creatures from which
                    they descended. Therefore, comparing the DNA of two
                    different asexual reproducers to see if they are
                    similar could be used to determine if they should be
                    classified as one specie or two.
                    I have no idea how to quantify the level of genetic
                    dissimilarity necessary to classify two creatures as
                    members of different species. As a rough estimate,
                    perhaps any two creatures whose DNA differed by more
                    than 1-2% could be considered different species [b/c
                    I remember reading somewhere that human and chimp DNA
                    differs by only 2%].
                    \_ Except that there are species which can interbreed,
                       so that definition does not work anyway.
                       \_ Do you mean like horses and donkeys and humans
                          and vulcans :-)? Even so, similar DNA could be
                          a basis for classifying creatures into different
                          speicies.
2007/3/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46057 Activity:nil 53%like:46048
3/22    http://gaygamer.net
        For boys who like boys who like joysticks!
        \_ 10 bucks says emarkp will delete this because he thinks fags
           and liburals are evil.
        \_ Whose joysticks?
2007/3/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46058 Activity:nil
3/22    Philip de Vellis: not helping.
        \_ Yeah, so sit down and shut up, peon!
           \_ If you think these are the only two options, you're not helping
              either.
2007/3/22-26 [Recreation/Humor] UID:46059 Activity:nil Cat_by:auto
3/22    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH_6LtC6fv4
        The Melinda Doolittle School of Humility
2007/3/22-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46060 Activity:nil
3/22    A middle school on the way to work has an odd posting on their sign
        board.  It says "Revenue lost to absences in Jan: $20,026." What
        message is that supposed to send?
        \_ I think they mean "every time you skip class, your school loses
           money".  In other words, the students would have better school
           facilities if they went to class every day.
        \_ it means the principal controls the sign board
2007/3/22-24 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus] UID:46061 Activity:low Cat_by:auto
3/22    How do I use strftime (or something else) to print the date in
        locale format, except using YYYY instead of YY as year? %x
        gives "11/17/05", I want "11/17/2005". Thanks!
        \_ did you try %Ex or %EX?
           \_ did you?
              \_ no, but I was too lazy to write a test program. I
                 figured op was in a better position to try it and
                 see.
                 \_ It doesn't work on Windows, and no difference
                    on Linux. -op
        \_ Unless you redefine your locale, you don't.
2007/3/22-27 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:46062 Activity:nil
3/22    Pew Research: Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007
        POLITICAL LANDSCAPE MORE FAVORABLE TO DEMOCRATS
        http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-pew23mar23,1,7389496.story?coll=la-headlines-politics&ctrack=1&cset=true
        http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/312.pdf
2017/09/22 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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