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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:04:00 AM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:31:56 AM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:35:01 AM   
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ORIGINAL: koniu

J George R. R. Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire"

A few days ago I could have also said I curently read these amazing books but noooo he had to catch me with a games manual *mutters*


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:47:11 AM   
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I started on that series when it first came out and the first couple are masterful. Have thought that the last two were disappointing...


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 7:24:55 AM   
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This is a great read just for the places that have popped up from all over the world. I seriously need a map of the States and the world on my wall to reference where people call home. At the very least it will help broaden my interest level in things happening in far (and not so far) away places.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 9:17:27 AM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 9:28:38 AM   
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I'm shocked that Cap Mandrake is a doctor. I had him pegged as scriptwriter on "Family Guy" or something.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 10:10:19 AM   
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quote: "For every vacation, there is an equal and opposite two anti vacations" Dr. Mandrake.




I'm gonna use that quote for the rest of my days!


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 12:10:51 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 2:46:13 PM   
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It's a good idea, so why not...

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 2:54:19 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 2:58:41 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 3:48:59 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 3:57:15 PM   
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Cap and Mosquito Bite are two of the funniest dudes here at the forums.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:16:29 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:23:04 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:35:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wdolson


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy
Nah. You're overlooking the most important sex determinant in humans. The heterozygous (well, it's heterozygous ~50% of the time) sex gene (either a "Y" or "X") is invariably donated by the male sperm. Whichsoever sperm wins the fertility lottery will determine the baby sex by it's donation of chromosomal identity to the embryo.

In terms of raw numbers, men (or their 'contribution' to the fertility process) have more to do with the sex of offspring than females. Henry VIII has nobody to blame but himself and the vagaries of dumb luck. Sure, there may be the odd miscarriage to change the numbers a bit, but it's still mostly male contributions.


I know how genetics works and I know all about the X and Y chromosome. The mother carries the child for nine months and the two have a linked circulatory system during that time. Changes in the mother's body chemistry affects the fetus.

One article I found in a quick search: http://www.livescience.com/574-survival-fetus-males-rough.html

Not exactly the same thing I was talking about, but along the same lines. Probably related.

Bill


Without abortion, natural sex ratio is about 103 to 106 male newborn to 100 female newborn. The ratio is slightly different in different parts of the world, or amongst different ethnical groups. This Gender imbalance is a consequence of various natural factors.

Sex-selective abortion and infanticide can significantly skew the natural ratio in some populations, for example India and China.

That article wdolson posted is exception, stressed woman tend to abort a higher percentage of male fetuses. This is actually quite common phenomenon in nature.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:46:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Commander Cody

Job: PR company owner
Age: 48
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Education: BSE Aero Eng, MBA, Professional Brewer's Certificate (UC Davis)
Work: Many various jobs over the decades, from flight test engineer to semiconductor equipment sales to brewer to public relations guy.
Quote: Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -P. J. O'Rourke
Reading: 4th book of the Fire and Ice series [When does it end? No plot threads tied up and I'm on page 750. I blame Greyjoy for this.]
Last battlefied visited: Bataan [not counting Korean War sites]

Cheers,
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Don't get your hopes up on him wrapping up ANYTHING in that book!


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:53:58 PM   
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Are you sure your not talking about the Wheel of Time series?

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:55:59 PM   
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That too...

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 4:56:50 PM   
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I believe Robert Jordan died before he finished Wheel of Times?

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 5:35:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Puhis

I believe Robert Jordan died before he finished Wheel of Times?


Yes but his series continues on as the Litterary Undead.

here's an exciting exerpt from Book 212 "The wagon wheel's copper sheating sweats sweetly"

Dawn.....but not just any dawn, it was really really dawn. The kind of dawn that would be the perfect mosaic for a starving artist begging for coins in the streets of the capital city. That starving artist would glance appreciatively at the dawn, and say...."what a dawn this is" His face, lined with pain and the mark of a long hard life, would crinkle and soften at the thought. The thought........like a thin wafer mint.......if only i just take one more moment to enjoy that thought.....i might get on to the next part of the story.........but alas, the dawn had no comment, thus we are still here, in Chapter one, talking about the dawn. And what a beautiful dawn it was......



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 5:38:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Nikademus


quote:

ORIGINAL: Puhis

I believe Robert Jordan died before he finished Wheel of Times?


Yes but his series continues on as the Litterary Undead.

here's an exciting exerpt from Book 212 "The wagon wheel's copper sheating sweats sweetly"

Dawn.....but not just any dawn, it was really really dawn. The kind of dawn that would be the perfect mosaic for a starving artist begging for coins in the streets of the capital city. That starving artist would glance appreciatively at the dawn, and say...."what a dawn this is" His face, lined with pain and the mark of a long hard life, would crinkle and soften at the thought. The thought........like a thin wafer thin mint.......if only i just take one more moment to enjoy that thought.....i might get on to the next part of the story.........but alas, the dawn had no comment, thus we are still here, in Chapter one, talking about the dawn. And what a beautiful dawn it was......




You obviously edited out the section about the mint...



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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 5:59:24 PM   
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guilty....i have to work on my run-on sentences

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:04:52 PM   
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Wdolson

I had to laugh when I read you have a cat that thinks its a dog. We had a black siamese that lived for 17 years and he thought he was a dog too. Here I thought we had the only one!


We have a black cat that has a lot of Siamese in him. He IS a dog!

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:05:52 PM   
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Wdolson

I had to laugh when I read you have a cat that thinks its a dog. We had a black siamese that lived for 17 years and he thought he was a dog too. Here I thought we had the only one!


We have a black cat that has a lot of Siamese in him. He IS a dog!



And we have a dog that thinks its a cat.


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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:06:28 PM   
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And then these wargamers started to talk about pregnancy, no kidding.... BELIVE ME !!!!!




Sounds like my wife talking about the computer geek who started talking about animal surgery.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:21:30 PM   
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quote:

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Wdolson

I had to laugh when I read you have a cat that thinks its a dog. We had a black siamese that lived for 17 years and he thought he was a dog too. Here I thought we had the only one!


We have a black cat that has a lot of Siamese in him. He IS a dog!



I guess there is more confusion in the animal world than I thought.

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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 6:49:51 PM   
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RE: Meet the Forumites - 4/13/2012 8:15:21 PM   
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