Aoife

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  1. I wish I were more eloquent, but fuck. I'll remember him as the complicated human he was, and my heart is breaking for his other friends and family. The infamous towel story.
  2. Going back to the medical studies issues, there are a number of studies and articles out there to reassure us that this really is A Big Deal. Luckily, it seems to be an issue that's gaining visibility, so hopefully soon study designers will take it into account better. Of course, it turns out that the NIH has required studies to be broader than just white men since 1993, and we're still struggling, so.... 1994 paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236535/ 2010 article: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2010/07/drug_problem.html 2015 article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/30/fda-clinical-trials-gender-gap-epa-nih-institute-of-medicine-cardiovascular-disease FDA resource page from two weeks ago, plus a roadmap [though it's unfortunate that it's still a "Special Topic"!] : http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm131731.htm http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/WomensHealthResearch/ucm478266.htm
  3. I've read a few articles that posit it's not "that girls are worse", it's that society in general, particularly parents and teachers, tend to tell girls "yep, it's hard, so don't feel bad for having problems" and tell boys "try harder, and you'll figure it out." It's not new, either -- here's an article from 2011 talking about research stretching back to at least the 1980s. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-science-success/201101/the-trouble-bright-girls
  4. If you see me, it'll only be your imagination 1.5 days out of the 4. Pipped one of the last memberships.
  5. You can check whether it will be partial or total where you are with this map: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2016Mar09Tgoogle.html As mentioned, if it's not genuinely total, it's not safe to look at. NASA also has more guidelines here: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/safety.html Honestly, if you can, I would recommend looking up local astronomy clubs that might have viewing parties set up. They may have some of the camera lenses / welder's glass / solar mylar that make it safe to observe. If nothing else, a pinhole camera is a great way of watching the eclipse's progress before & after totality.
  6. That's probably best. I'll try to do up an input form, so everyone can input their own data and just get the graph after. Including the actual test is probably beyond me for the moment, since I don't know the scoring algorithm.
  7. And enjoying lots of europop... for now. Kalbear's right that new data will mean we'll have to re-examine our SCIENCE! and see what music groups are covered and where the divisions are.
  8. I don't have free time today, but let me see if I can get everything organised/reorganised this weekend. I don't think that this website was the test site we used, but it should give you an introduction to the EQ & SQ concepts from Baron-Cohen (Simon, not Sacha).
  9. Tips in the US (and most other countries I'm aware of) are absolutely taxable already. Some people are just shady about reporting it (or all of it). Where is your 'here'? Unless you're a regular somewhere, tipping 50% won't make a difference to your service, as the meal will be done by the time the waitstaff get the tip. ETA: I'm not saying don't tip 50%, or other high amounts. nasrudin can confirm that I tend to tip on the high side myself. I'm just not seeing how your arguments actually relate to the thread topic. Your argument seems to assume that tips are 1) expected 2) better than an upfront service charge 3) better than increased wages for the staff* 4) a guarantor of better service (and better at it than, again, increased wages or training). I do agree with you that in a place where tipping is expected, that should absolutely be factored into the cost of going out.
  10. Welcome, everyone! :cheers: By the by, if you see people talking about "blaming Pod", don't worry! It's not directed at you. We have another user who goes by "Pod" too, and it's all his fault. Everything. Always.
  11. FWIW, I heard a lot more of Aiden Gillen's natural accent in this episode, particularly when he was so furious with Tyrion. He's normally very good at accent consistency, so I'm not sure what was up. But then, compared to the otherwise-excellent Peter Dinklage, you'd practically think Gillen was a born Englishman. :lol:
  12. Tyene Sand would like to have a word with you.* Well, probably more than that, depending on how one defines white and how the younger girls appear. Oberyn and Ellaria can both be read as pretty darn white, so I'm guessing that their children might, too. * It's possible for none of the ten (Oberyn, Ellaria, 8 Sand Snakes) to actually be white, but it's not out of the realms of possibility, either.
  13. You mean Steven Erikson?
  14. Ha! Jaimee, if you haven't already emailed in that picture of you and your studmuffin, make sure you do so. [email protected] is the address to use to be sure the picture gets added.
  15. You're aoife from the echoingthesound board? I've been lurking it for many years and I only made the connection just now...anyway, yay for NIN fans!