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seen Jul 25 at 14:33

I'm the sole developer for a publishing house, doing on-line courses and exams.

We have a web designer, who typically does layouts and courses, but I do anything that involves programming logic.


May
24
comment Did the Quran predict the speed of light?
You need to multiply the circumference by 29.53/27.21 to scale it to a Synodic orbital length. Leaving the result around 364000 km/s, which is even worse.
May
24
comment Did the Quran predict the speed of light?
Keep in mind that the Moslem year is 355 days, and a month averages out to one lunar cycle (Synodic month). Your interpretation of the Year is wrong. However, You can't use a Synodic month and a Sidereal day. Whole calc has to be done in either Sidereal or Synodic. (and whats the circumference of a Synodic orbit?
Apr
25
awarded  Yearling
Oct
3
comment Will elephant dung paper infused with flower seeds grow when planted?
I don't think the dung is necessary. My kids have received valentines with a piece of paper with wildflower seeds embedded in it. Plant and water the paper, and it grows. The only caveat would be that the paper probably can't be processed at too high a heat.
Aug
12
comment Could phone and electronics batteries be recharged by a lightning strike?
I'm skeptical. If this were reproducible, we'd have "Zap Charging" stations all over our cities -- Pay one dollar, charge your phone in 10 seconds -- and they'd be a fantastic success. But batteries don't work that way. The chemical reactions take time, and blast charging often causes them to explode.
May
16
comment Is lead exposure responsible for the rise and fall of violent crime in the US?
FWIW, I've also heard that there is a correlation between legal abortion and declining crime rates -- fewer unwanted children, better childhood, better adjusted adults.
Apr
22
comment Does eating papaya everyday work as a contraceptive?
Or does eating such a wussy breakfast lower sex drive? Replace my bacon with papaya, and I'm not feeling up to it any more.
Apr
22
comment Is the “i before e english” spelling rule not very useful?
Implicit in that rule is that "ie" is used to make the long-e sound (-ee-). When I was taught the rule there was a second clause ... 'or as in "AY" as in "neighbour" or "weigh"'. With this clause the performance of the rule is much better.
Apr
19
comment Can you recharge non-rechargeable alkaline batteries?
I knew a guy that had one of these. It worked, but wasn't worth the hassle of battery management. [citation: some guy]
Mar
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
19
comment Are locks as easy to pick as in the movies?
Really, it takes one bump to open the lock. However, it can take you many tries to get it just right. but there's no reason why you couldn't do it in under a second if you got lucky.
Feb
19
awarded  Critic
Feb
19
comment Was the practice of eating fish during Lent started by the church to spur the economy of Italy?
This doesn't answer the question. The question is WHY did the catholic church institute this practice, not HOW did they rationalize it.
Feb
16
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
17
comment Is it illegal to refuse US currency for a purchase?
Even if refusing the currency is illegal, the converse would also be true, and you couldn't refuse $99.50 in pennies as change.
Oct
31
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
19
comment Do commercial airliners go into flat spins if they lose electronics?
So if "physics went crazy and no one knows why", then we can't really answer this based on physics can we.
Sep
17
comment Do red-headed people feel pain differently?
english.stackexchange.com/questions/5060/…
Sep
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
17
comment Do red-headed people feel pain differently?
There's an anagram for ginger that is frequently used on the internet. Common usage is no reason to use offensive language.