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Forum: Questionable Quotes 31 January 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,516
Posted By Joostik
Definitely not Nietzsche. I've read most of his...

Definitely not Nietzsche. I've read most of his work and it doesn't sound like anything he could have said. Also, there isn't any German version of this quote to be found on the internet.
Forum: Fauxtography 24 January 2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 55,678
Posted By Joostik
According to Wikipedia the word yoga was...

According to Wikipedia the word yoga was originally pronounced just "yoga".

BTW, the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet does have a Ђ (Dye), as well as a Ј (Ye).
Forum: Critter Country 24 January 2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 55,902
Posted By Joostik
In Germany the docking of tails is generally...

In Germany the docking of tails is generally prohibited except when the dog is used for hunting and it is deemed necessary.
Forum: Food 23 January 2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 95,779
Posted By Joostik
In Europe (or Asia for that matter) most pasta...

In Europe (or Asia for that matter) most pasta doesn't have eggs in it. If it has, it is prominently mentioned on the package. I don't see why US pasta would differ.

Or maybe they mean "traces...
Forum: Food 23 January 2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 95,779
Posted By Joostik
Because the slaughter hasn't been done for you;...

Because the slaughter hasn't been done for you; you are only using something which otherwise would simply be thrown away.

Compare this to the Jainist philosophy about "grazing surplus food". At...
Forum: Fauxtography 23 January 2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 39,337
Posted By Joostik
Only the first row is laid by hand, on the...

Only the first row is laid by hand, on the underside of the ramp. The rest is simply slided down and automatically arraigned.
Forum: Fauxtography 23 January 2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 35,853
Posted By Joostik
Definitely not Russia. Those places in Russia...

Definitely not Russia. Those places in Russia where you could find that kind of snow are very thinly populated and could never afford to clean the roads in such a thorough way. They simply drive on...
Forum: Fauxtography 23 January 2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,505
Posted By Joostik
I saw a tv program some time ago in which a group...

I saw a tv program some time ago in which a group of, IIRC, Japanese chefs did this as part of a contest. Aparently it's something traditional.
Forum: Fauxtography 22 January 2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 39,337
Posted By Joostik
It makes everyone drive slower, which can be an...

It makes everyone drive slower, which can be an advantage. Bricks are used mostly for residential areas.
Forum: Food 21 January 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 95,779
Posted By Joostik
Although bones are used in some types of...

Although bones are used in some types of ceramics, I don't see the use of fat of any kind there.

ETA: Well, greases are used while producing pressed ceramics, so theoretically one could use cow...
Forum: Science 20 January 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 38,014
Posted By Joostik
If you mean this one...

If you mean this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines_Flight_1951), that was extensively investigated and properly explained, although the Turkish authorities had some difficulties...
Forum: NFBSK 20 January 2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,886
Posted By Joostik
I am unable to make out the offending letters,...

I am unable to make out the offending letters, but can offer him some simple advice of how to make them (even more) unreadable.
Forum: Fauxtography 20 January 2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 55,678
Posted By Joostik
Not that odd at all, it's spelled that way in my...

Not that odd at all, it's spelled that way in my dictionary. It's also the way my name is spelled in Russian, as well as other foreign words like йод (iodine), Йота (Iota) or Йоханнесбург...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 21 December 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,994
Posted By Joostik
Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca, so...

Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Mecca, so there is no need for a church there.
Forum: Fauxtography 04 July 2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 70,815
Posted By Joostik
If you mean people in the Spanish or Portuguese...

If you mean people in the Spanish or Portuguese speaking world, then maybe. I doubt people in the Francophone or Slavonic world have such a gripe.
Forum: NFBSK 28 June 2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,780
Posted By Joostik
Just heard yesterday, on the Belgian Canvas...

Just heard yesterday, on the Belgian Canvas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas_%28Belgium%29) channel (a supposedly serious TV channel), an item about DNA tests.

The "one in ten" figure was...
Forum: Crime 26 June 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,176
Posted By Joostik
And when a mother attacks you with her baby, be...

And when a mother attacks you with her baby, be prepared to shoot her!
Forum: Business 09 June 2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,952
Posted By Joostik
"Period" what you like, there's nothing uniquely...

"Period" what you like, there's nothing uniquely American about those plans.
Forum: Science 06 June 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 38,748
Posted By Joostik
They are arbitrarily narrowing it down to their...

They are arbitrarily narrowing it down to their preferred definition. I can be a sceptic on nothing more than a gut feeling something is wrong.



Isn't that a bit of the point?
Forum: Spook Central 05 June 2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,226
Posted By Joostik
Hasn't the official US version (approved by the...

Hasn't the official US version (approved by the Skeptics Union?) for a long time been that there really wasn't such a thing as Bilderberg meetings and anyone suggesting important matters were...
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 38,748
Posted By Joostik
Are you really equating the two? I mean,...

Are you really equating the two?

I mean, serious?
Forum: Science 05 June 2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 38,748
Posted By Joostik
Please look up the definition of Skeptic in the...

Please look up the definition of Skeptic in the dictionary.
Forum: Business 05 June 2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,358
Posted By Joostik
If you blow them away you'd need someone to...

If you blow them away you'd need someone to manually retrieve the scattered boxes; if you use scales (in a conveyor belt, technically pretty easy) you can just rerout and refill them.
Forum: Fauxtography 01 June 2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,742
Posted By Joostik
By Russian standards they do. Anyway I agree...

By Russian standards they do.

Anyway I agree at least the first part (the plastered and painted bit) looks considerably older. Maybe it started as an old cellar?
Forum: Science 30 May 2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 38,748
Posted By Joostik
Really? They may have whatever guidelines they...

Really? They may have whatever guidelines they wish. They do not speak for me. I rather resent some self-appointed group deciding what "real skeptics" are.



What you are talking about or what...
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