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

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Cutlass, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    How 'bout you give me actual answers instead of beating around the bush? :(

    EDIT: That's all what the articles I found myself did. They all beat around the bush. That's what I meant to say. My apologies.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    What about my answer.
     
  3. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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  4. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    Yours did the exact same things I was complaining about. :mad:
     
  5. SS-18 ICBM

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    Okay, I'm going to break this down so you can understand:

    1. Access said articles.
    2. Extract data such as institution, authors, dates, title, etc from the articles.
    3. Use data to search for original article.
    4. ???
    5. Profit.

    Is that still too complicated?
     
  6. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    Lol, no. I just did that, and I finally found it. Thanks. :)
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

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    Question: I found a newspaper archive that offers access to the archives 48 hours for about $10 Canadian. (The price was in British and I ran it through a converter.) Do you suppose this is a good price? Note that Im not looking for politics so the political leanings of the paper don't really matter to me. I know there's at least one article because someone asked me if I had it (I told them I'd take a look and see if I could find it) then I did a basic search of it they let you do that for free and I got a nice amount of results.
     
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    I don't, but I can't imagine myself spending any money on a hobby like that. If you have 10 loonies to spare and you really want those articles, go for it I guess.
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I wouldn't pay that unless it was a business expense I could write off or put on an expense report.
     
  10. aimeeandbeatles

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    I'm not making any money off of the hobby anyways......
     
  11. NickyJ

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    Question: The local classical music station was playing some music, and I recognized it from the music from the old Spirit of Excalibur game. I missed what the music was called though. Could anybody please identify it? Here's the music from the game:
    Spoiler :
     
  12. PlutonianEmpire

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    When i'm looking at complete darkness, or am in a completely dark room for a few hours, I can still see "static", like the static snow you see on a TV that is turned on but has no connection, but white and orange in color and is extremely subtle. What's that called, and are there any explanations behind it?
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    I don't think this is what you mean but it sounds a bit like visual snow. Even if thats not what you mean it might give you some more ideas.
     
  14. NickyJ

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    I've had that before. I hadn't really thought about it before though.
     
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    If you were wondering how I eventually did do it:

    Suppose that a newspaper is called "The Daily Times" and it's based in.... CivFanatics, USA. For most of the site I would call it "CivFanatics Daily Times" but in the newspaper index it would say:
    The Daily Times
    CivFanatics, USA

    Theres a handful of exceptions, but thats how I most do it.
     
  16. Disgustipated

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    Why is it the most interesting threads here at CFC are the closed ones?
     
  17. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Because the higher powers don't like fun.
     
  18. PlutonianEmpire

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    What's the point of celebrity crushes?

    It seems like an exercise in futility to me. :undecide:
     
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    I've never had a celebrity crush, but certain female newscasters really do get my excited about the news... and other things.
     
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    Inspired by my roommate...

    If you put someone in a comfortable, light sealed box, [i.e. ideal sleeping conditions] how long could they sleep for?
     
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