Lv 55,024 points

Em

Favorite Answers33%
Answers815

Visit my baby birds and me at http://www.pinfeathers.photosite.com

  • How do I patent a concept --?

    I can only provide a layman's explanation of the device to-be-invented, but I have an idea that will be extremely useful to people in my field, and I would like to stake my claim and open it up to inventors and promotors, if that's possible. Is it? Where can I gather concise info on patent law to study at home?

    2 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
  • i heard that we r in a war in iran or something. is that true? i thought we hung that sadam bin ladan dude?

    is this over the 9/11 thing? i thought he died in the plane?

    15 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
  • Is there anything better?

    Is there anything better than spending Christmas Eve at your in-laws' house, a little stoned, watching the Law and Order marathon? Man. This is nice.

    15 AnswersChristmas1 decade ago
  • Software project demo question --?

    I'm just a novice at all this programming business and the one that I've designed for class is rudimentary at best, but it works well for its purpose: I breed birds, and I did what I know, so it's a genetic calculator and chick coloration illustrator. I would actually like to circulate this among other breeders, but it will cost, and I want them to pay for it. My question is:

    How can I limit the amount of time which they can use certain features, so that they will have to pay to get the full benefits again? Can anyone send me instructions, if they're that complicated? None of my instructors have any ideas (?!?)

    Thanks -- Em

    1 AnswerSoftware1 decade ago
  • Alternative student loans for poor credit --?

    Husband and I just bought a house, and our debt to income ratio is too high for approval. I would prefer a loan that I can draw a little extra upon, too, to cover the cost of a new laptop, but times are desperate and I'm not too picky. Anyone else have this problem?

    My Mom is a great lady, and she would cosign for me, but she also just got remarried, and she can't have me possibly scarring up her credit by screwing up, so I would have to pay her off RIGHT AWAY. Hence, that (and options like it) won't work in this situation.

    Thanks in advance -- Em

    3 AnswersFinancial Aid1 decade ago
  • Why can't he be convinced I don't cheat?

    My husband constantly accuses me of cheating on him. I spend a lot of time online, and if I even pass by a site where there's a picture of a man doing anything, he will track it on the history and then crazily roam around setting up internet dates for himself. I know that he did not go where he said he was going today because one of his friends accidentally gave him away. He shouts things like "I'll give you AIDS if I feel like it!" and stays up all night long drinking and searching for women.

    I'm not allowed to go anywhere without him. If people with blocked numbers call the house, he thinks I'm sleeping with them. How do I get through to this jerk who thinks he's so smart?! I don't do that. I would never have sex with anybody other than my husband. I've never done that to anyone. I don't know how else to say it.

    17 AnswersMarriage & Divorce1 decade ago
  • Husband like a child?

    If I get into an argument with my husband about anything at all, he tells me that it's my failt and insults me, even if we were working on it tofether. He has mood swingd and he cheated on me with a stranger that me met on the side of the road. He's still proud of it. He tells me all the time how he would hava her again. Now I'm out of money for school and my husband is spending the money that I have saved ion the bar. He says it is my fault that there isn't more left. He says that he has a mental disorder and I am supposted to be patient while he deals with it. It soulds to me like he's just a manipulative liar and his only mental disorder comes from constantly drinking. What now?

    This is the end of the tline. I don't know who to call or what steps to take to get out. This is my only homw. I need him to get out of it.

    12 AnswersMarriage & Divorce1 decade ago
  • Do dissenters see how owning parrots is humane?

    Caring only matters when you care about the truth. ALL pets are meant to be free. Birds are no different because they can fly.

    In good homes, parrots don't content with lice, malnourishment, predators and disease. Many species are threatened natively by deforestation and inbreeding. Domestic bloodlines promise a future.

    Pet parrots are monogamous animals, who are thrilled spend their lives with one person -- unlike cats, for example, who are often tolerated as they howl and scheme to escape.

    You cannot "set them free" here. They aren't adapted to the cold. Setting them "free" is like leaving the family puppy in the Tundra. It isn't all sunshine for farmers, either. Quaker parrots are euthanized for enduring the cold long enough to eat crops.

    Adoption is the way. It's true. People buy and sell parrots ignorantly, and they need homes. My birds eat with us, take showers, cuddle, play freely and tease, and we are a fun family. Their lives would not be improved if we were apart.

    5 AnswersBirds1 decade ago
  • Vegetarianism and the role of meat in human evolution?

    I've considered a vegetarian lifestyle. It would be preferable to anybody with reverence. This much concerns me: eating meat has been hard-wired into our bodies over innumerable generations, and our bodies are ours because of it.

    The points most scientists agree that human brains gained a distinct advantage were at the introduction of meat and at the introduction of cooking into the human diet. The easiest way to explain why is to say that there is a finite amount of energy that can be worked into a humanoid, and that energy was used to make more intestine back then. If it wasn't, the resulting humanoid didn't fare well, and likely didn't reproduce. Eating easier-to-digest foods changed all that, and suddenly the big-brained ones didn't drop like flies. Eventually: enter Homo Sapiens.

    I AM NOT saying that vegetarians unintelligent. My question is, does anyone worry over long term effects of taxing their "fuel" system through successive vegetarian generations?

    11 AnswersVegetarian & Vegan1 decade ago
  • Eris Discordia duality --?

    I've had a hard time finding legitimate Eris Discordia lore, and sometimes I wonder if she isn't a contemporary invention designed to glorify nihilism. I've heard it mentioned that she possesses a dog-faced aspect. I've also heard that she's part of a duality of Aries/Eris.

    Does anybody have any further information on her that I cannot already get from the associated folks at the Principia Discordia? I prefer dated reference material -- i/e: in historical context -- but anything legitimate will help

    3 AnswersMythology & Folklore1 decade ago
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime?

    Has anyone else who's read Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime inferred that the main character suffers from Asperger's Syndrome? He meets all of the Asperger's criterion: strongly ordered behavior, affinity for math and physics, poor motor skills, inability to empathize ... etc, ect.

    If you drew another conclusion of his condition, I'd like to hear it. I thought I would take a poll of readers before I leapt into the critic reviews. Nobody that I know has read it.

    6 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Name this poet for 10 pts:?

    I will only give you two key words, and since you'll probably look it up, I'll ask you to describe its full context:

    Whose mouth was filled with "accidental stars"?

    (It's unforgetable: I'll post the whole thing for others to enjoy after 24 hours, or a correct answer)

    5 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Where are the real Orwell readers?

    Does anybody else get tired of pretending that 1984 and Animal Farm are the only books that George Orwell ever wrote? I know that he has legitimate readers, myself included, but tons of people who call themselves his fans don't seem to have read anything other than those two books.

    Why are they only books that anybody ever claims they've read? Because it sounds good in a conversation. That's the whole point of reading to some people.

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying was a beautiful and twisted story about angst, passion and poverty. Who ever talks about that? Who conserves electricity and contributes to a coalworkers union because of The Road To Wigan Pier?

    Does this bother anyone else about this or another author? Kafka, Hemingway, Huxley, Tolstoy and Ayn Rand are great examples, too.

    6 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
  • Where are the real Orwell readers?

    Does anybody else get tired of pretending that 1984 and Animal Farm are the only books that George Orwell ever wrote? I know that he has legitimate readers, myself included, but tons of people who call themselves his fans don't seem to have read anything other than those two books.

    Why are they only books that anybody ever claims they've read? Because it sounds good in a conversation. That's the whole point of reading to some people.

    Keep the Aspidistra Flying was a beautiful and twisted story about angst, passion and poverty. Who ever talks about that? Who conserves electricity and contributes to a coalworkers union because of The Road To Wigan Pier?

    Does this bother anyone else about this or another author? Aldous Huxley and Ayn Rand are great examples, too.

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay1 decade ago
  • Need help identifying spider --?

    Calling all arachnologists --?

    I'll probably post this in lawn and garden, too. It's not a very technical question. I just need help identifying something.

    My Mother-In-Law's house has been plagued by large spiders for the last three years. They look similar to an average, brown house spider, but they're usually around the size of a silver dollar.

    They don't build nests. They like to hide underneath made bed sheets, in piles of clothes or in other crevices. They can jump up to three feet, and they're very aggressive.

    They're brown, with yellow stripes running down their backs, and visible fangs. How can these things be driven out? Would they likely be breeding in an outdoor shed or a woodpile? We've only ever seen them inside, and never around the areas just mentioned.

    8 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • Calling all arachnologists --?

    I'll probably post this in lawn and garden, too. It's not a very technical question. I just need help identifying something.

    My Mother-In-Law's house has been plagued by large spiders for the last three years. They look similar to an average, brown house spider, but they're usually around the size of a silver dollar.

    They don't build nests. They like to hide underneath made bed sheets, in piles of clothes or in other crevices. They can jump up to three feet, and they're very aggressive.

    They're brown, with yellow stripes running down their backs, and visible fangs. How can these things be driven out? Would they likely be breeding in an outdoor shed or a woodpile? We've only ever seen them inside, and never around the areas just mentioned.

    5 AnswersZoology1 decade ago