Reference Thread 2 (Explanations,Descriptions and Reminders)   Posted by Aether.Group: 0
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Wed 14 Mar 2012
at 02:48
Reference Thread 2
Cheez Whiz is a thick processed cheese sauce or spread sold by Kraft Foods. It was developed by a team led by food scientist Edwin Traisman (1915–2007) and was first marketed in 1953.[1]

The bright yellow,[1] viscous paste usually comes in a glass jar and is used as a topping for cheesesteaks, corn chips, hot dogs and other foods. It is marketed in Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Venezuela.

Cheez Whiz is one of a number of "processed cheese foods", a category including some types of individually wrapped cheese slices. These products contain regular cheese that has been reprocessed along with additional ingredients such as emulsifiers and stabilizing agents, such as xanthan gum or carrageenan. These products derive their tanginess and flavor from additional ingredients such as citric acid and flavoring compounds. Annatto is used for coloring.

In some markets, the product has been sold in a narrow jar that tapered towards the base when sold as a spread. When Cheez Whiz is advertised as a dip or a sauce, the jars are larger and more of a squat cylindrical shape.

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Thu 14 Feb 2013
at 03:34
Re: Reference Thread 2
A hot dog bun is a type of soft bun shaped specifically to contain a hot dog or frankfurter. The original purpose of this food was to make it possible to eat hot dogs without burning ones hands.[1]

There are two basic types: top-loading (also known as Frankfurter rolls) New England Style Rolls or Lobster Buns in some areas, and side-loading, common in the rest of the United States also called American Style Buns. The advantages to a top loader are that it holds the hot dog securely and fits nicely into little three-sided paper boxes. Top loaders are generally baked side by side and torn apart as needed, leaving a flat side surface for grilling.
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Sun 17 Feb 2013
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The term Planck scale(1.22 × 1019 GeV which directly corresponds to the Planck mass 2.17645 × 10−8 kg) can also refer to a length scale or time scale. It is generally accepted that there is no geometric scale below these levels that can be reasonably considered to exist in three dimensional space.
GeV is, a fuck ton of eV. eV stands for electric volt.
Quantity SI equivalent
Planck time 5.39121 × 10−44 s
Planck mass 2.17645 × 10−8 kg
Planck length  1.616252×10−35 m

In particle physics and physical cosmology, the Planck scale is an energy scale around 1.22 × 1019 GeV (which corresponds by the mass–energy equivalence to the Planck mass 2.17645 × 10−8 kg) at which quantum effects of gravity become strong. At this scale, the description of sub-atomic particle interactions in terms of quantum field theory breaks down, due to the apparent non-renormalizability of gravity. That is, although physicists have a fairly good understanding of the other fundamental interactions or forces on the quantum level, gravity is problematic, and cannot be integrated with quantum mechanics at very high energies using the usual framework of quantum field theory. For energies approaching the Planck scale, a new theory of quantum gravity is required, and the current leading approaches[citation needed] are string theory and M-theory. Other approaches to this problem include Loop quantum gravity, Noncommutative geometry, and Causal set theory. At the Planck scale, the strength of gravity is expected to become comparable with the other forces, and it is theorized that all the fundamental forces are unified at that scale, but the exact mechanism of this unification remains unknown.

Experimental evidence of Planck scale dynamics is difficult to obtain, and until quite recently was scant to non-existent. Although it remains impossible to probe this realm directly, as those energies are well beyond the capability of any current or planned particle accelerator, there possibly was a time when the universe itself achieved Planck scale energies, and we have measured the afterglow of that era with instruments such as the WMAP probe, which recently accumulated sufficient data to allow scientists to probe back to the first trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, near the electroweak phase transition. This is still several orders of magnitude away from the Planck epoch, when the universe was at the Planck scale, but planned probes such as Planck Surveyor and related experiments such as IceCube[citation needed] expect to greatly improve on current astrophysical measurements.

Results from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider have pushed back the particle physics frontier to discover the fluid nature of the quark-gluon plasma, and this process will be augmented by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, pushing back the 'cosmic clock' for particle physics still further. This is likely to add to the understanding of Planck scale dynamics, and sharpen the knowledge of what evolves from that state. No experiment current or planned will allow the precise probing or complete understanding of the Planck scale. Nonetheless, enough data has already been accumulated to narrow the field of workable inflationary universe theories, and to eliminate some theorized extensions to the Standard Model.

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Sun 17 Feb 2013
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Re: Reference Thread 2
I figure at this point it might be handy to give everyone a crash course in the Metric System. As we may not all come from countries that have embraced the 21st century.
Hah, J/K

Text Symbol Factor
Exa     E      1000000000000000000
Peta    P      1000000000000000
Tera    T      1000000000000
Giga    G      1000000000
Mega    M      1000000
Kilo    k      1000
Hecto   h      100
Base    (none) 1  Mass:gram(g) Time:second(s) Dimension:Metre(m)
deci    d      0.1
centi   c      0.01
milli   m      0.001
micro   μ      0.000001
nano    n      0.000000001
pico    p      0.000000000001
femto   f      0.000000000000001
atto    a      0.000000000000000001
zepto   z      0.000000000000000000001
yocto   y      0.000000000000000000000001

Quantity Label
Dimension        metre (m)
mass (m)         gram (g)
time (t)         second (s)
speed (v)        velocity cm/s
acceleration (a) m/s2
force (F)        newton (N)
pressure pascal (Pa)
energy(E, Q, W)  joule (J)
power (P)        watt (W)
viscosity (µ)    Pa·s

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Sun 24 Feb 2013
at 15:53
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Whyte (82) Avenue is an arterial road in south-central Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It became the main street of the City of Strathcona as it formed, and now runs through Old Strathcona.

List of neighbourhoods Whyte (82) Avenue runs through, in order from west to east:

    Queen Alexandra
    Bonnie Doon
    King Edward Park

After amalgamation of the cities of Strathcona and Edmonton, Strathcona went into an economic slump and little re-development occurred, allowing many of area's old buildings to continue to the present day. In the 1970s, Edmonton city council bought many properties along 104 Street in preparation for a freeway through the historic area. A "Save-the-district" movement emerged and the plan was abandoned. Old Strathcona then became more Bohemian in tone, as well as performing its historic purpose of supplying goods and services to local residents, students at nearby University of Alberta, and residents of the nearby County of Strathcona whose county offices would first be located in Old Strathcona

Over time, the area has become the premier entertainment strip in Edmonton and is the locale for events such as the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. Although it has lacked alternative music venues since the 1990s heyday, there is a strong revival of music venues on Whyte Avenue with several offering live entertainment for various genres. The primary location for clubs and nightlife is on Whyte Avenue between 99 and 109 Streets, with the majority of clubs directly on Whyte Avenue or on adjacent side streets.

Whyte Avenue arguably remains the centre of Edmonton's alternative lifestyles, containing various independent clothing and other types of shops catering to a variety of alternative subcultures (ranging from hippie to raver to goth etc.). Clothing is the fastest growing business trend in the area,[citation needed] with retailers all along the avenue. Old Strathcona was a bastion of small, local and independent business.

There are a number of restaurants in this area, many locally owned. Several of the bars also have kitchens. In total, there are almost 100[citation needed] places to eat in Old Strathcona.

There is a chance that events later in the game will take place on or near Whyte Ave but I have no plans as of yet. This is just for information sake. Also, if you ever plan to visit Edmonton this is likely where you want to go.
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Thu 19 Jun 2014
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