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    Statistic Project Help

    I doubt that you are going to get the data you need here. I'd look for an easier source of data. When I was teaching biology I'd suggest something like measuring 50 leaves from two trees of the same species that were growing in different habitats (for instance, one in a field and the other in a lawn). Collect some basic descriptive stats, test for normality, and then do a T-test. If you find a significant difference then speculate, based on what you know about plants, as to why one tree's leaves might be larger than the other's.
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    Ghostdog loves Astros

    Can't say that I'm much of a fan of any group of adults who get paid millions for playing kids' games. I manly watch because Dad does and he's not going to be around for too many more years. Dad is a fan of the Royals, mainly because it's the team that's always on TV here. He's now rooting for the Brewers because they are the team that has the most former Royals players on it. He's sort of rooting for Boston too because his granddaughter's husband is a fan of that team.
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    What song is this?

    Turn Closed Captions to auto-translate. The song seems to be about boots and not letting them get old, or letting yourself get old, something like that.
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    To former and current American Military members.

    I guess it's because I was Army medic but I always thought that HMCS referred to ships. Some usernames can confuse people though. In another forum I was "Metis," which I chose because it was the name of the Greek titan of Wisdom. Of course, Metis also refers to a group of people in Canada, so I was always having to explain my name. It didn't help things at all that I chose a Coeur Des Bois as my avatar.
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    A Promise Is Kept

    Not many WWII veterans left. When I was a kid nearly every man in town had served in WWII or Korea. Now, there are only a couple remaining. That hat of his said Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian so he was certainly in the thick of it. I wonder how they figured out what family the flag belonged to. They had to have found a Japanese translator and someone who could look through old family records in Japan.
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    Lost my little buddy, and I'm sooo tired..

    Declawing a cat isn't like trimming your fingernails. It's literally like cutting off your fingers at the endmost joint. As you have said, if you don't want a cat that scratches then you don't want a cat. Scratching is an innate behavior in cats.
  7. Dad and I once went out and shot my uncle's 1851 Colt Revolver reproduction, along with an 1847 Walker reproduction. The 1851 "Navy Model" had a naval battle scene etched on the cylinder. I never knew just what battle was depicted and just assumed it was some well-known American battle. The reality is somewhat more interesting. You can't make this stuff up. Edwin Ward Moore was an officer of the US Navy, serving on a sloop-of-war. His sloop captured a Texas Navy ship that was accused of piracy. While talking to the Texas naval officers (many of whom were former US Navy officers), Moore was convinced that more opportunity for promotion existed in the Texas Navy and thus applied to them for a commission. Soon he was sent with two other ships of the Texas Navy to the Yucatan because, being short of funds, the president of Texas had rented his navy out to the Mexican state that was trying to revolt from Mexico. After a while, Moore then set his sights on the Mexican state of Tabasco, which he invaded in support of more revolutionaries. He bombarded and captured the capitol. However, when the new revolutionary government didn't pay him he bombarded the capitol some more until they did. The new President of Texas, Sam Houston, ordered the Texas fleet back. However, in defiance of orders Moore went back to the Yucatan, and fought two British warships, manned by British Navy crews, that had been purchased by Santa Anna. The two British ships were state-of-the art and one one was an ironclad. The battle was declared a "draw" when the Mexican fleet withdrew with heavy casualties. This is the battle that is depicted on the 1851 Navy Colt Revolver. The president of Texas then fired Moore and declared the Texas Navy to be pirates, asking any country that could to capture and execute them. Moore, however, returned to Texas to a hero's welcome. In fact, he filed a lawsuit against Texas and was awarded a large settlement, as he had funded much of the fleet's operation himself. Texas was still paying on this settlement after it became a US state.
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    Bambi was a Marine!

    Number of major league baseball players who served in the military from 1941 to 1945 -- over 500. Number of current major league baseball players who have served in the military -- 0.
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    Bambi was a Marine!

    The kid who voiced baby Bambi grew up and joined the Marines, where he rose to the rank of sergeant and served as a Drill Instructor before becoming an officer. He then served three tours in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts (shot twice, wounded by shrapnel, and knifed). He retired as a major after 25 years of service.
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    How to know it’s time for a break...

    My eyes look like that just about every time I mow the yard. I hate having allergies.
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    Where are you from?

    My home town. It's only slightly less dusty nowadays. That's my high school to the right.
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    Lost my little buddy, and I'm sooo tired..

    Sorry to hear about your cat. We do get attached to the "varmints" that show up in our lives. The closest I've seen my Dad to crying was when he had to have an old barn cat put down. The thing showed up with a hole in its leg, only one ear and one fang, and covered with battle scars after a life as a stray tomcat. Dad fed it and petted it, though it bit him every time, and it became his favorite cat until its health got so bad it had to be taken for its final trip to the vet.
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    Armed Forces players Acknowledgement

    I only met one trained sniper in the Army. He had seen considerable covert action in Vietnam but had gotten tired of it and was thus training to be a medic.
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    Armed Forces players Acknowledgement

    The only two times I've needed my DD214 in 40 years was to sign up for a USAA account and to get my new "Real ID" driver's license. I didn't even have to use it to get my GI Bill payments, though now I sort of wonder why not. It's probably because I was still on active duty active when I first applied for benefits. However, I agree that there's no way I'd send a copy of any official form containing private information to a gaming company just to get a digital flag.
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    WASD hax need to be nerfed

    All I see is too much lead followed by not enough lead. Perhaps if the enemy player had had three salvos to set off the "V" dispersion would have worked with another in the middle.