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Old 2009-01-20, 16:49   Link #2441
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Question: why do noises like scratching on a blackboard feel so unpleasant and send shivers down people's spines?
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Old 2009-01-20, 19:17   Link #2442
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Well, in Fan Creations we suddenly get a burst of visitors (all guests) that always go near the 200 mark. They stick around for less than 10 minutes aprox. and then left (all together)

Been hapenning for months now and we sometimes even joke about it.

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.... okay that is a bit weird, hive-mind sort of thing.
Theory 1: someone found the site with all of its pics, and told their friends --- so everyone at lunch break swarms the site, grabs pics, and then break is over.
Theory 2: someone created a bot-net that has an interest in fan art.. .

The thing is that its more than fan creation section, yesterday I saw that general anime had over 300 viewers. I am wondering if the mod knows anything about it.
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Old 2009-01-21, 05:06   Link #2443
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Question: why do noises like scratching on a blackboard feel so unpleasant and send shivers down people's spines?
not everyone is bothered with it, some find the sound simply annoying because of the tone or perhaps cause of a long lost memory, babies can start crying out of nowhere when hearing a drill, Ties surely did but that was because as a young baby the docs used it for something, don't remember what

http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Why_Are_Na...ard_Irritating
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Old 2009-01-21, 05:59   Link #2444
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This would be the most embarrassing question ever, i have infractions in my profile can others see it?
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Old 2009-01-21, 06:02   Link #2445
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I think it s just you and the moderators than can see it.
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Old 2009-01-21, 06:05   Link #2446
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ganbaru Thanks alot for telling me
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Old 2009-01-21, 06:10   Link #2447
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i have infractions in my profile can others see it?
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I think it s just you and the moderators than can see it.
You think correctly: this information, and more, is to be found in the Infractions and Warnings section of the FAQ.
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Old 2009-01-21, 06:11   Link #2448
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I have noticed that at certain time of the day certain section of the forum has increase in number of viewers to about two hundreds. Anyone know why does that happen?
If I remember correctly. Most of the users on this board are from the United States. The board runs on GMT, which for me is 5 hours away. So from 21:00 - 24:00 GMT, should be about the busiest for this forum.
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Old 2009-01-21, 09:43   Link #2449
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Old 2009-01-21, 10:03   Link #2450
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Will a sword fall out of it's sheath if you stand upside down?
Depends on how its made a better designed or built sword will not just fall out of its sheath with graity alone it would take some shaking to coaks it out.
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Old 2009-01-21, 13:48   Link #2451
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European: A sheath should grip the sword lightly so that merely being upside down won't dislodge it but a really bonus sheath has a small "safety" strap or clasp that can be used to keep the sword locked in. The sword can be looser in the sheath in order to be drawn more quickly if danger is near.

Japanese swords and their sheaths are kind of nifty in that all the friction is in the part next to the hilt - so the sword is held securely but can be drawn almost instantly.
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Old 2009-01-21, 14:59   Link #2452
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Question: why do noises like scratching on a blackboard feel so unpleasant and send shivers down people's spines?
I get the same feeling but with other things. Things like dry cement or that sort of powdery stuff that tends to stick to your fingers gives me goosebumps whenever I touch them. It happens a lot with dry plaster, for example. Sometimes it gets so bad I can't even bare to touch things (sculptures and that sort of stuff).

For the record, blackboard scratching does nothing to me.
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Old 2009-01-21, 18:13   Link #2453
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I always figured the backboard noise sets off some small ancient part of the brain that is wired for small creatures who relate that noise to flesh and tendons being scraped off of bones by something large with nasty teeth.
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Old 2009-01-22, 00:27   Link #2454
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about the blackboards, I think it creates a screech at a certain frequency which is usually never heard. It probably just surprises many more people than it scares. And as some people are more easily scare than others, it creates "displeasure" for some, but not all. Not remembering if it has ever happened while I was in the vicinity, I wouldn't know, but we can guess, unless you really wanted to scratch a blackboard.

Another question, is it possible to remove the need for sleep indefinitely?
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Old 2009-01-22, 00:50   Link #2455
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For normal people no. But i have read that there are some people who can't fall asleep normally due to some sickness or something. Due to lack of sleep, they are constantly depressed and stress up. Probably suicidal too.

Sleep is necessary for the brain to reorganize itself and for the body to repair itself.
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Old 2009-01-22, 02:33   Link #2456
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The brain requires sleep to process the day's information. Recent neuroscience studies show its rather not unlike the "garbage collection and data optimization" routines in complex databases.

However, there are and may be ways to *optimize* sleep so you need less. But go with 2-3 hrs of sleep for a few days and most people will start having severe muscular aches, particularly in the back and the neck so there are other reasons for sleep as well.
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Old 2009-01-22, 03:09   Link #2457
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I get muscular ache (after i wake up) in my arms after going without sleep for just 1 day.

A related question. Why do we get a headache if we sleep too long? (Or is it just me?)
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Old 2009-01-22, 03:15   Link #2458
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A related question. Why do we get a headache if we sleep too long? (Or is it just me?)
Mh depends, what kind and how wild the night was.
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Old 2009-01-22, 04:12   Link #2459
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I get muscular ache (after i wake up) in my arms after going without sleep for just 1 day.

A related question. Why do we get a headache if we sleep too long? (Or is it just me?)
Dehydration. It's the same reason your body is so hungry when you wake up. Even though your body runs with minimal amounts of energy while you sleep, it takes a lot of energy to get the body going after you wake up. This is why many adults use caffeine products to jolt the body awake in the morning - they often don't get enough sleep to recharge and/or have no time to eat properly before starting the days activities (and why many of them crash in the afternoon when all that energy wears off).

By the way, drinking water also helps deal with hangovers. Alcohol dehydrates you, which is what causes the hangover effect as your body is processing large amounts of it (consequently this is also why you have to use the bathroom more, and why you crave salty things when drinking alcohol; the body is trying to flush itself of toxins).

About the blackboard question - No one knows actually. Scientists have done studies but have yet to find a reason why those frequencies bother some people, but others appear unaffected.
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Old 2009-01-22, 06:41   Link #2460
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However, there are and may be ways to *optimize* sleep so you need less. But go with 2-3 hrs of sleep for a few days and most people will start having severe muscular aches, particularly in the back and the neck so there are other reasons for sleep as well.
Due to my job, lately I've been sleeping an average of 4 to 5 hours a day at night. Of course, I sleep during the long bus rides to the office (over an hour in duration), but still, it's not the same. I'm completely sleepy during the morning and I recover around 10:30~11:00 AM. I don't feel particularly tired during the afternoon, but when Friday comes I don't even want to go out at night.
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