Whoops, sorry, I think I was mixing up sales tax and income tax. Discussion of the profit is totally an income tax thing. I don't have any sense of how sales tax applies.
You normally don't need to, because you're not profiting on the items being sold. The only exception would be if you were selling collectibles or some investment item that went up in price, and that's rarely sold at a yard sale.
Microwaving a CD for just a second or two gives it a really neat pattern. Not sure what kind of noxious chemicals it might release in the process, though.
Geographically you're close: Oberlin, which is also in Ohio.
A lot of my players needed to go on diets?
Also, when's the last time you've heard anyone refer to an MO or an MORPG and not just go ahead and put that first M in there?
I majored in physics, but at a very liberal-arts-focused school. So, I guess I've got both. I think it's served me well in the field: I've built web sites, been in tech support, run my own indie MMO, done a lot of random programming, and I'm currently a server admin.
Believe it or not, the most helpful classes may have been art history. Journalism and philosophy didn't hurt, especially Symbolic Logic, which was a philosophy class.
I'd mod you up if I had points. Total money out of pocket is the most important factor, and focusing on monthly payment is either going at it bass ackwards, or risks allowing some shenanigans to slip in.
Yep, that sums it up pretty well. Also: I have two kids under 3. If I can't pause, I'm not going to even try to play the game. Yes, even after they're in bed, a consistent chunk of playing time is unreliable.
For explaining the lithium's disappearance, maybe, but we do need something to explain the relative proportions.
My default assumption was as a light element Li would be one of the top numbers. If, say (and these numbers are way off), you were expecting the universe to be 50% hydrogen, 25% helium, 12% lithium, 13% other, and you only had 4% lithium, then that missing 8% would have to be reflected somewhere, and you'd be seeing 54% hydrogen in the universe, for instance.
Except as I look it up, lithium is very rare to begin with, so maybe two thirds of a very small number isn't enough to throw off the calculations for the other elements. In reality it's 74% hydrogen, 24% helium, and less than 2% for everything else. Li is some exceptionally tiny fraction of a percent, so even if it is off, that's not going to shift the relative percentages of other elements enough to be noticeable, I don't think.
There are two things that confuse me with this news.
1. With a BA in physics (mid-90's), I was taught about the Big Bang and elements calculation multiple times. In every single instance I was shown the calculated and observed percentages, and they were always given as a good match, as part of the proof. I'm really confused that now it's been known for decades that they *don't* match. Were my books lying to me? Was this observation adjusted the year I graduated college, and I just missed the controversy?
2. I'm also really curious to hear which elements have a *higher* concentration, to make up for the missing lithium. If we were just short a bunch of lithium, all of the other elements would be higher, percentage wise, and thus all of them would be off. Since the others are spot-on, I've got to think there's at least one element out there that's disproportionately high to balance it out.
Oh, I wasn't even actively trying to sell. I just had some art on my web site that I'd done for fun and wanted to show off. I only got a small handful of contacts, but all of them were looking for free. One of them was even a "conference," which seemed like it ought to have *some* funds. Though it was also South Korea in the early 2000's, so I'm not sure what things were like then.
I appreciate your taking the time to make the suggestion, though.
Maybe I'm lucky, and I find a site with contact information. I call up the photographer, and he's willing to negotiate. There's a back-and-forth exchange where I offer some amount of money, and he wants a hundred times that. Forget it.
Heh, I wish just once someone who contacted me about using my images had any money at all. The only requests I've ever gotten were from people looking for entirely free use. I would have gladly taken $20 just to be able to say I'd once sold something.
Sadly, ternary doesn't actually start with "tri."
I think it comes from old Norwegian, based on a decision-making process akin to flipping a coin, except it was throwing rocks at birds, and the decision was determined by which arctic tern was hit first.
I think we had the same physics book, because this article brought back memories of the story. In my memory he cracked one rear molar and not *all* of his teeth, but it's otherwise similar.
And ad blocking. Don't even get me started. So many ad blockers are so proud of what they do, like it's some badge of honor to block. If everyone blocked ads, many quality web sites would likely cease to exist, including Slashdot.
I'm not "proud" of adblocking any more than I'm proud of locking my door at night. It's just basic personal security. It's a shame that my security needs conflict with the site's business model. But frankly, I'm not going to click on any ads anyway. I've clicked on maybe two in the past decade, and both were by accident. Mostly I'm not interested. Even if I *am* interested, I'm going go to the source web site directly, because I can't trust some random ad to be genuine.