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  • What are the effects of chanting Mantras?

    I've recently started using both the Lotus Sutra and the Maha Mantra. I get a light buzz after 5 minutes or so. I was wondering what subjective/physiological effects are experienced from extended chanting. I don't want flowery spiritual horse **** about chakras or energy. I'm not saying that stuff isn't real, but whenever people bring it up they just sound like esoteric losers and don't actually explain anything. They just throw around terms in an attempt to sound like they understand something they obviously do not. So in either scientific or personal terms, what can one expect from heavy mantra use?

    3 AnswersMythology & Folklore7 years ago
  • Berlin Philharmonic or London Symphony Orchestra?

    I've recently started getting into Classical music, and I want to get The Planets, by Gustav Holst. There are two versions on iTunes, one by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and one by the London Symphony Orchestra. They're both the same price. I was wondering if it mattered which version I purchased. Is one orchestra better than the other?

    4 AnswersClassical8 years ago
  • Bioshock 2 sound issues?

    I originally played BS1 on the 360 with no issues that I noticed. I recently bought 1&2 for the PC, and am plagued by the sound issues that practically everyone experiences (missing sound effects, missing music, crackling and popping, dialogue and ambient effects cutting in and out, etc.).

    If I buy BS2 for the 360, will the sound issues be present? Or does it run nicely like the first?

    (Btw kudos to 2K for never even attempting to fix this glaring issue in its engine.)

    1 AnswerPC8 years ago
  • Why do people use apostrophes when dealing with pluralization?

    It seems like this is a recent trend among users of the Internet. I see people doing it in forums and especially social media sites. What really makes me wish for a global nuclear holocaust is seeing it in COUNTLESS comedy images (I refuse to call that bullshit a meme). What the ****, people?

    5 AnswersLanguages8 years ago
  • External Hard Drive not listed in "Computer" directory?

    I'm using Windows 7.

    I recently purchased a "Silicon Power Rugged Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Blue Military Grade Portable Hard Drive SP010TBPHDA80S3B" from newegg.

    It works perfectly fine on my old Dell XPS laptop, but when I plug it into my tower, it doesn't show up anywhere. It's not in disk management. No where. I have no idea what the hell I'm supposed to do.

    Any help would be appreciated. I've looked everywhere online and other people seem to have problems with external HDs not showing up and no one has a solution.

    2 AnswersAdd-ons8 years ago
  • Panda Cloud Antivirus doesn't display detected viruses?

    My rig had Panda Cloud *FREE* already installed on it, so that's what I've been using. When I do a scan, it says it found 4 viruses, but there's no way for me to remedy the situation. There's no way to even view a list, let alone delete or quarantine them. Am I missing something or is the free version really this useless?

    1 AnswerSecurity8 years ago
  • To all Marc Maron fans?

    Please send me links to videos displaying his "comedic genius," because everything I've seen, including his Comedy Central specials, have been representations of someone who is a professional headliner and nothing more. He's really not as good as so many make him out to be. I'm serious here. I want to laugh my **** off at this guy, but so far I've only gotten the occasional chuckle.

    Performing Arts9 years ago
  • Amateur vs Pro Fighting Intensity?

    Why is it that you see more crazy ****, such as flurries and brutal combos, in amateur boxing/mma than you do in pro mma? It seems like the lower-tier guys fight way harder than the upper echelon. Is that because the upper echelon have more to lose by sloppy play?

    1 AnswerMartial Arts9 years ago
  • WHAT THE **** KIND OF BUG WAS THAT?!?

    It had a small, long body like a mosquito, with two wings on either side located in the middle of the length of the body. But it had four very long legs outstretched in an X position that were striped black and white. It's movement was similar to a hovercraft. It was ******* insane. It looked like a quadricopter.

    1 AnswerZoology9 years ago
  • Does anyone know where I can find Pride's Minotauro Nogueira v Mirko Crocop?

    I've been looking all over the internets for this fight and all I could find was the first round. Does anyone know where the full fight can be found?

    2 AnswersMartial Arts9 years ago
  • Pantomime in Confucius' Analects?

    3-1. Confucius said of the head of the Chi family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, "If he can bear to do this, what may he not bear to do?"

    What is the definition of 'pantomimes' in this passage? A performer of the silent comedy arts doesn't really make sense in this context.

    3 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Old timey douchebags?

    I've seen, on more than one occasion, young people (early to mid 20s) dressed in attire that would fit more with the late 1800s or early 1900s. Is this a new development in hipster fashion? It looks absolutely pretentious and I just want to run up and beat the living **** out of the people wearing it.

    2 AnswersFashion & Accessories9 years ago
  • The Daily Show/The Colbert Report DVDs?

    I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to this, considering they release 5 episodes a week on a yearly basis, but I was wondering if there were any DVDs of either show with an entire year's worth of episodes? Once again, I'm sure there aren't. If not, are there any websites where you can watch all the episodes?

    1 AnswerComedy9 years ago
  • Playing tennis without the net.?

    I've heard this phrase a few times and it's lost on my inferior brain. What does it mean? I've heard it in reference to poetry and theology.

    4 AnswersPhilosophy9 years ago
  • Skyrim: Fortify Enchanting potions don't do anything?

    I'm not sure if they just don't affect you when you're at 100 skill, but I don't think that's the case as it would make no sense and it isn't a function of your skill level but a percentage of the enchantment's effects. I put a magicka enchantment on an item with a grand soul gem and it puts +70. I pop an Enchanter's Elixer, which claims a 25% increase in the potency of your enchantments, and it still puts a +70 magicka boost. What's the deal?

    2 AnswersVideo & Online Games9 years ago
  • Throat Infection or something more serious?

    Symptoms:

    *Swollen, sensitive glands on either side of neck

    *Pain when swallowing or yawning

    *Pain is not centralized to throat, but includes an ear canal, which also causes headaches

    *Phlegm production

    *General malaise

    It may be important to note that onset coincided with a relapse in smoking cigarettes (I'm clean now)

    When I plug the symptoms into google, 40% of the articles are about throat/head cancer, and since I have an anxiety disorder, this is making me worry. I'm only 22 and only smoked for about 4 years or so, so rationally I don't think it's cancerous, but I'm still worried. My doctor said he thought I was on the tail end of a bacterial infection, but it's been 5 days or so and it's still there, and is only slightly better than it was weeks ago. Any thoughts?

    2 AnswersOther - General Health Care9 years ago
  • Recommended reading for someone wishing to expand their mind?

    I no longer wish to be one of those people who appreciates knowledge but has no experience with it. I've been coming up with a list of philosophers whose works would benefit my education, such as David Humes, Poincare, Socrates, Euclid, and Mach. I humbly ask the internet for some recommendations on great thinkers whose information could help expand my awareness on this crazy thing we call life. Thank you!

    1 AnswerBooks & Authors9 years ago
  • How does a psychologist stay a psychologist?

    Wouldn't extensive study of the ego reveal their motivations for pursuing psychology as being rooted in false pretenses and cultural conditioning, and therefore it wouldn't be congruent with their truer, deeper desires for a life's work?

    1 AnswerPsychology9 years ago
  • Is it normal for someone wanting to study physics to be a little bored with the more basic concepts?

    I've wanted to be a physicist for a while now, and I was originally fascinated with some of the grander applications/implications of contemporary physics, such as teleportation, space travel and the like. The crazy science fiction stuff that somehow could manifest in reality through an understanding of science. I also have that reverence of the natural world and a desire to understand how it works. However, doing my undergrad physics courses, I'm finding myself a little bored with the material. Such as finding minimum required speeds, pulley forces, etc. etc. Am I doing something I really shouldn't be doing? Or do I just need to stick to it? It's not that it's boring 100% of the time--there are times when I am enjoying the work, it's just not as fun as I thought it'd be. I feel like a true scientist would just be 100% obsessed with every little detail. It's not that I don't appreciate that the basic stuff is where the really complex, crazy stuff comes from. I do, and that's why I'd be willing to slog through the occasional boredom for the ultimate understanding at the end, but I'm just afraid that perhaps I'm making a mistake in what I'm choosing to do with my life. I do feel that if I were to abandon physics it would haunt me forever.

    1 AnswerOther - Education9 years ago
  • Is mass not constant everywhere in the universe?

    You hear a lot of people talk about how your weight changes based on how you're accelerating, but your mass stays the same, but according to Einstein, mass and energy are interchangeable. So if you were going very fast, and had a lot of kinetic energy relative to some fixed point, would your mass also be greatly increased relative to that frame? Basically, is mass relative like energy, speed, time, etc.?

    1 AnswerPhysics9 years ago