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Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:27 am

Interesting article on dog genetics. Great diagram. I have a Chow.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100317144640.htm
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby MikaPup on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:12 am

There are meticulous records for the original line of german shepherds (early 1900's) which show at least four wild wolf crosses. I wonder how the author would reconcile that with his research. :armchair:
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:17 pm

Yea, the more I look at that chart the less I understand it. Shepards were invented in 1899 and is one of the most recent breeds, and yes interbred with wolves (those Germans !!!). The Chow is supposed be a very old breed, supposedly going back to the Mongols. It has some unique characteristics that make it different then most dogs (purple tongues, different gait, stand-offish personality). So yes, I see lines on the chart, but I do not entirely understand what they mean.
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:41 pm

This first video of the tornado on the Conneticutt River is rather amazing:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110602/us_yblog_thelookout/deadly-mass-tornadoes-flip-homes-cars
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:27 pm

So they are going to manage to blow up the world in 2012, making lots of disparant predictions come true:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110605/sc_livescience/ephemeralantimattertrappedforamazinglylong16minutes
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Funkmother on Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:25 am

Well if they do, it'll have nothing to do with anything going on at CERN.
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:11 pm

On the other hand, the antimatter experiments help validate Gene Roddenberry.
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Funkmother on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:02 am

If only he were here to see it.

Meanwhile, oil is running out.
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Not an issue, as the world ends December 31, 2012....except apparently in one place:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110616/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_france_sects
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Dev on Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:14 am

So is it too late to learn French then?
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Sinister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:01 am

We. I mean Oui. :hihi:
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lyria on Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:23 pm

Lawrence wrote:Not an issue, as the world ends December 31, 2012....except apparently in one place:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110616/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_france_sects


Well I don't want to win the lottery just before that happens, what a waste that would be!
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Sinister on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:23 pm

Knowing my rotten luck, I bet I will win billions on that very day. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Paul on Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:52 pm

:lol: The Mayans didn't even use our Calendar, so how did they predict December 21, 2012 :rotflmao:

Here's an Aztek(c) Calendar ( Sun stone)
Maybe they have another date in mind 8)

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Re: Whatever Interests Me at the Moment

Postby Lawrence on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:43 pm

Yea, its makes you wonder why they suddenly focused on the Mayan calendar over all others.

I predict the world will end in 9595, based upon Zager and Evans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic
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