• Is it ok to alternate types of ammo in the same magazine?

    I'm kind of a noob with guns. I bought my first Glock last month and was wondering if there's any conventional wisdom about alternating different types of ammo in the same magazine at the same time? E.G. Every time I pull the trigger it alternates between Hollow Points and FMJs one after each other. My common sense says it shouldn't... show more
    I'm kind of a noob with guns. I bought my first Glock last month and was wondering if there's any conventional wisdom about alternating different types of ammo in the same magazine at the same time? E.G. Every time I pull the trigger it alternates between Hollow Points and FMJs one after each other. My common sense says it shouldn't really matter, but I'd thought I'd ask all the same.
    14 answers · Hunting · 7 years ago
  • How does justified homicide work if presented with threats outside of your home or business?

    I understand the Castle doctrine and "Make my day law" for how it applies to protecting yourself in your own home, but I'm wondering how it works outside your home, too. What if I'm a patron in a store and a man draws a gun to rob it? Is it justifiable to open fire on him to prevent the crime? Obviously, you have no idea if he... show more
    I understand the Castle doctrine and "Make my day law" for how it applies to protecting yourself in your own home, but I'm wondering how it works outside your home, too. What if I'm a patron in a store and a man draws a gun to rob it? Is it justifiable to open fire on him to prevent the crime? Obviously, you have no idea if he intends to rob and run, or if he plans to shoot before leaving.
    3 answers · Law & Ethics · 7 years ago
  • Stovetop safe glass tea pot - Can I still use it to boil water?

    My new glass tea pot claims to be dishwasher and stovetop safe. I was hoping this means I could boil water with it directly on my stove but I'm still hesitant to try. I started slow and only used medium heat before slowly turning up the burner. At about medium high, it didn't crack but I could hear the glass start to expand and I got nervous... show more
    My new glass tea pot claims to be dishwasher and stovetop safe. I was hoping this means I could boil water with it directly on my stove but I'm still hesitant to try. I started slow and only used medium heat before slowly turning up the burner. At about medium high, it didn't crack but I could hear the glass start to expand and I got nervous and aborted the trial. Does anyone have any experience with these? Can the glass tea pot be used to boil water when it says it's stovetop safe?
    1 answer · Cooking & Recipes · 7 years ago
  • What do you call the kind of laugh that's more breathy than vocal or tonal?

    It's the kind of laugh that you might lol silently to yourself when you're alone. It's usually more breathy and windy than any real tone-based laugh. None of the other types of laughs (I.E. snicker, chortle, giggle, chuckle, etc...) really fit the description.
    It's the kind of laugh that you might lol silently to yourself when you're alone. It's usually more breathy and windy than any real tone-based laugh. None of the other types of laughs (I.E. snicker, chortle, giggle, chuckle, etc...) really fit the description.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • Is a landlord still responsible for fixing a broken furnace even if our contract says we must maintain it?

    In the state of Colorado, tenant laws state that a landlord is responsible for keeping a furnace up to code with health and safety regulations. However, our contract says that we are responsible for the care and maintenance of the heating installations on the premises, but I assumed that meant replacing the furnace air filters as they become old... show more
    In the state of Colorado, tenant laws state that a landlord is responsible for keeping a furnace up to code with health and safety regulations. However, our contract says that we are responsible for the care and maintenance of the heating installations on the premises, but I assumed that meant replacing the furnace air filters as they become old and dirty. So, what if the furnace itself becomes broken and unusable? Does the language of the contract overrule the state law? Am I now responsible for repairing or replacing it, or is he?
    5 answers · Law & Ethics · 8 years ago
  • How do I create multiple link styles in Dreamweaver CS5?

    I've set the page defaults for how a link should look on my page, which works well for areas that I've designated for site navigation, but there are also areas in the body of my menu that I don't necessarily want to look different from the rest of the text around it. How do I go about creating multiple styles of links, because I... show more
    I've set the page defaults for how a link should look on my page, which works well for areas that I've designated for site navigation, but there are also areas in the body of my menu that I don't necessarily want to look different from the rest of the text around it. How do I go about creating multiple styles of links, because I can't find a way to over-rule the page default? I'm not very adept with actual code, so I've been primarily using the design features of Dreamweaver to write the code for me. Any answers given using this aspect of the program will be given a better rating. Thank you.
    2 answers · Programming & Design · 8 years ago
  • The total energy of a system described by Schrodinger's equation contains a variable "n". What is "n"?

    In quantum chemistry, the total energy equation contains the variable "n" which is a discrete interval number (1, 2, 3,...), but I can't figure out what this discrete number is referring to? En = - (Me*e^4) / (8*pi*h^2*n^2) What is n?
    In quantum chemistry, the total energy equation contains the variable "n" which is a discrete interval number (1, 2, 3,...), but I can't figure out what this discrete number is referring to? En = - (Me*e^4) / (8*pi*h^2*n^2) What is n?
    1 answer · Chemistry · 8 years ago
  • How do you find out who owns a domain name?

    If you want to buy a domain name, and it's listed as unavailable, but no actual website exists with the name, is there a public information directory or some other way to find out who actually owns a website's domain name?
    If you want to buy a domain name, and it's listed as unavailable, but no actual website exists with the name, is there a public information directory or some other way to find out who actually owns a website's domain name?
    1 answer · Other - Business & Finance · 9 years ago
  • Where can I find a good map of the Milky Way Galaxy?

    Does anyone know of a good website or book source that has a map of the Milky Way, and shows the relative positions of major nebulae and other galactic bodies within it? Thanks.
    Does anyone know of a good website or book source that has a map of the Milky Way, and shows the relative positions of major nebulae and other galactic bodies within it? Thanks.
    2 answers · Astronomy & Space · 9 years ago
  • What is the advantage of using the glycerol shuttle in the brain instead of the malate-aspartate shuttle?

    The malate-aspartate shuttle results in more efficient ATP synthesis in the heart and liver tissues, while the brain uses the glycerol-3-phosphate shuttle, which results in less ATP produced. It would make sense for the brain to want a more efficient form of energy production. So, what is the advantage to using this G3P shuttle in the brain as... show more
    The malate-aspartate shuttle results in more efficient ATP synthesis in the heart and liver tissues, while the brain uses the glycerol-3-phosphate shuttle, which results in less ATP produced. It would make sense for the brain to want a more efficient form of energy production. So, what is the advantage to using this G3P shuttle in the brain as opposed to the malate-aspartate shuttle?
    3 answers · Biology · 9 years ago
  • How do you complete the square for x^2 ?

    I'm working a problem to find the center of a circle and I'm having difficulty finding the third vector, because I'm not sure how you complete the square for x^2 if it isn't in a form such as x^2 - 4x. So if x^2 = 0 How do you complete this square?
    I'm working a problem to find the center of a circle and I'm having difficulty finding the third vector, because I'm not sure how you complete the square for x^2 if it isn't in a form such as x^2 - 4x. So if x^2 = 0 How do you complete this square?
    2 answers · Mathematics · 9 years ago
  • Why do Calculus teachers not understand they're teaching a foreign language?

    In any other field of education, when you are taught something new, you are taught the foundations of that knowledge so you are capable of understanding it. For instance, in grade school, you can't be taught about DNA before you've been taught about cells and atoms first. So why is it when I take any calculus course, EVERY teacher... show more
    In any other field of education, when you are taught something new, you are taught the foundations of that knowledge so you are capable of understanding it. For instance, in grade school, you can't be taught about DNA before you've been taught about cells and atoms first. So why is it when I take any calculus course, EVERY teacher assumes the class knows as much as he or she does? They're trying to teach Latin by speaking in Latin. It's not just the classes. The web shows this is true for every calc teacher. Even teaching websites never explain anything. They just start writing out equations and symbols for equations and symbols for other symbols, and never actually explaining what it is they're doing. With that said... does anyone know of a really good teaching website for calculus? or even just for Linear Transformations?
    4 answers · Mathematics · 9 years ago
  • How does everything get sorted at a recycling center?

    Communities like mine don't require you to sort your recycled items into different containers. Its all one big commingled container... plastic, glass, paper, cardboard... etc. So how exactly does it all get sorted once it gets to the recycling center? It seems like there would be too much to sort by human hands, so they must have some... show more
    Communities like mine don't require you to sort your recycled items into different containers. Its all one big commingled container... plastic, glass, paper, cardboard... etc. So how exactly does it all get sorted once it gets to the recycling center? It seems like there would be too much to sort by human hands, so they must have some system or machine. If it is a machine, how does it know what an item is?
    3 answers · Green Living · 9 years ago
  • By what technique do we measure a component of an electron's spin?

    Please read carefully. I'm NOT asking about how electron spin works. If I wanted to measure the X or Z component of an electron's spin, how is it we do that? By what technique? By what machine? Also, is the particle destroyed in the measurement? If not, then what is preventing us from making a second measurement on the same... show more
    Please read carefully. I'm NOT asking about how electron spin works. If I wanted to measure the X or Z component of an electron's spin, how is it we do that? By what technique? By what machine? Also, is the particle destroyed in the measurement? If not, then what is preventing us from making a second measurement on the same particle? Best answer goes to anyone who can answer all of these.
    2 answers · Physics · 10 years ago
  • How and by what technique do we measure particle spin?

    If we want to make a measurement to determine a particle's spin, what exactly is done to do so? What technique is used to do this? Also, is the particle necessarily destroyed in the measurement? If not, then what is preventing us from making multiple measurements of the same particle?
    If we want to make a measurement to determine a particle's spin, what exactly is done to do so? What technique is used to do this? Also, is the particle necessarily destroyed in the measurement? If not, then what is preventing us from making multiple measurements of the same particle?
    2 answers · Physics · 10 years ago
  • Please help me visualize what is meant by the standing wave pattern of an Electron and other forms of mass.?

    It's easy to understand a standing wave pattern in a string or wire, because I can see it. However, my understanding of standing wave patterns in electrons determines its energy level based on the Pauli Exclusion Principle. So please, paint a picture for me to illustrate how a standing wave exists in an electron that is flying around an... show more
    It's easy to understand a standing wave pattern in a string or wire, because I can see it. However, my understanding of standing wave patterns in electrons determines its energy level based on the Pauli Exclusion Principle. So please, paint a picture for me to illustrate how a standing wave exists in an electron that is flying around an atom. What is waving? Especially, what is considered the standing wave to an object that isn't standing still? How does this apply to other matter like protons and neutrons, too? I welcome your creativity and insight.
    3 answers · Physics · 10 years ago
  • Which would you consider to be a more safe room in case of tornado... the bathroom or hall closet?

    I live on the top floor of a 3 story condominium with 1000 sq ft, so I have no basement. In the event of a tornado, which would you assume to be safer to hide in and why: * The bathroom which has no windows and all the plumbing? or * The small hall closet which is in the very middle of my condo?
    I live on the top floor of a 3 story condominium with 1000 sq ft, so I have no basement. In the event of a tornado, which would you assume to be safer to hide in and why: * The bathroom which has no windows and all the plumbing? or * The small hall closet which is in the very middle of my condo?
    4 answers · Weather · 10 years ago
  • As an object nears the speed of light, its mass increases, but from where and in what form?

    It is known through the equations of relativity that as an object with mass approaches the speed of light, its mass increases. It sounds like this mass just pops into existence from the increased energy, but in what form does this mass take? For example, if you compress an aluminum spring, technically you are increasing the energy in the system,... show more
    It is known through the equations of relativity that as an object with mass approaches the speed of light, its mass increases. It sounds like this mass just pops into existence from the increased energy, but in what form does this mass take? For example, if you compress an aluminum spring, technically you are increasing the energy in the system, and have very slightly increased its mass, but does this mass just pop into existence in the form of aluminum atoms? I don't understand how this works.
    8 answers · Physics · 10 years ago
  • Water slowly leaking from the bowl of my toilet?

    The water in the holding tank of my toilet is slowly leaking over the course of several hours. I've replaced the flapper, but I think it could be leaking from between the seat where the flapper rests and the bowl itself. There's some black sludge slime all around the cup and I'm guessing it is sealant. It completely falls apart when... show more
    The water in the holding tank of my toilet is slowly leaking over the course of several hours. I've replaced the flapper, but I think it could be leaking from between the seat where the flapper rests and the bowl itself. There's some black sludge slime all around the cup and I'm guessing it is sealant. It completely falls apart when it's touched. My question is... what is this black sludge? If it needs to be replaced to keep the water from leaking, then I need to get more of it.
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 years ago