1. We have added the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. All Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery! There are 945 avatars total.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Civ6 is released! Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR)
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Dismiss Notice
  6. Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing.
    Dismiss Notice

The many questions-not-worth-their-own-thread question thread XVII

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Cutlass, Jun 15, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy As you wish.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    12,821
    With chicken, to let you know it isn't going to kill you when you eat it, same with burger meats :)

    With steak, it's to let you know it's overcooked. Warm it up, knock the horns off, and walk it through.
     
  2. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    4,182
    Location:
    Worst Case Ontario
    Has the forum's font changed for everybody else, or did I go hitting a button without realising it?
     
  3. Ajidica

    Ajidica Nerevarine

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    16,856
    You hit a button.
     
  4. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy As you wish.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    12,821
    You didn't ctrl+scrollwheel did you? I do that from time to time without realizing. The resize can feel like a different font.
     
  5. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    4,182
    Location:
    Worst Case Ontario
    That would be it, thank you. :)
     
  6. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Messages:
    5,070
    Location:
    Stockholm Sweden
    Have the crime rates changed in the US the last years? Poverty and crime are supposed to be extremely correlated. Have we seen this?
     
  7. Yared

    Yared That Guy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,516
    Location:
    Hufvudstaden
    The same thing can happen if you press ctrl and + or ctrl and -.
     
  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    40,099
    Location:
    US of A


    As I understand it, the current crime trends (keep in mind that the correlated date lags somewhat behind the current date) is not really moving as expected in the "poverty = crime" correlation. Though I don't know what other factors are impacting it in all cases.

    In the case of auto theft, the reports are that this is down because a much higher percentage of vehicles built in the past decade have integral good anti-theft equipment installed.

    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm
     
  9. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    14,699
    Location:
    University Base Admin HQ
    What city in the world has as much of these facilities as possible?
    -tourist trap
    -space center
    -military base
    -toxic waste dump
    -farmer's market
     
  10. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    40,099
    Location:
    US of A

    Odd list. Not too many big cities have space centers. You may be limited to Houston.
     
  11. madviking

    madviking north american scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    11,337
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    flavortown
    Whatever city you just built in SC4K.
     
  12. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    14,699
    Location:
    University Base Admin HQ
    Well yes obviously. I'm wondering which real-life city would be the closest to a fully-developed SC4 city.

    As an aside, what hazardous waste do they dump in Houston?
     
  13. Ajidica

    Ajidica Nerevarine

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Messages:
    16,856
    The closest probably has to be Houston or Huntsville Alabama. Some of the Soviet space launching centers might work, but they don't quite have the tourist trap quite down.
     
  14. madviking

    madviking north american scum

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    11,337
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    flavortown
    Vegas fits most of them I think (besides the space center...).
     
  15. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    40,099
    Location:
    US of A
  16. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    14,699
    Location:
    University Base Admin HQ
    Oh, Houston's perfect then. :thumbsup:
     
  17. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Chieftain

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
    Since home loan interest rates ( and IR' s in general) are lower overseas than Australia , what is stopping me from getting a loan from a foreign bank ? Maybe it's nothing but I don't hear of anybody doing it ?
     
  18. Cheetah

    Cheetah Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    6,953
    Location:
    Norway
    Could be profitable. Or not, depending on the exchange rates and how they vary during the existence of your loan.

    If I remember correctly, a "lot" of Norwegians had mortgages in Japanese Yens or Swiss Franks during the 90's. Not sure how they all fared with it though.
     
  19. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,810
    Location:
    Liverpool, home of Everton FC
    Lots of UK local councils put all their money into Icelandic banks.

    I can't remember how that worked out ;)
     
  20. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Chieftain

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,290
    Location:
    sydney australia
    But I want to borrow , not invest .
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page