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Re: The R0wdy Bunch Seedgroup Con't

Post by Twyrch » 14 Jan 2008, 00:51

Hey all you R0wdies!!! I know it's been a long time, but I wanted to pop in here and send a shout out to ya'll.

W00T!!!

All this talk of the Foggy Duck and rowdy threads has brought back a LOT of memories... like the old thread that used to run where people submitted whacky or interesting bumper stickers they'd see.

If this interests you, just post the image or text of the bumper sticker you thought was funny... here's a one of my favorites I've seen recently.
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Post by Merlyn » 14 Jan 2008, 05:51

Oy!
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Post by Twig » 14 Jan 2008, 07:17

"...some part of me is tree." -- Stephanie Kaza (Buddhist author)

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Post by SilverStorm » 14 Jan 2008, 08:36

My oh my! I have computer trouble for the weekend and look what happens.

The new digs for Ye Foggy Duck look great!

Haven't seen any good bumper stickers lately but I'll keep and eye open for them.

W00000000000T!Needed some color in my gray, rainy day. :)
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Post by Bracken » 14 Jan 2008, 08:52

A great big pink

w00000000000000000000000t!

for Twyrch.

Good to see you.
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Post by Aylyn » 14 Jan 2008, 15:24

Folks, I need a pick up as well. I started last night on my final literature review essay for my BSc and immediately panicked. I am supposed to review the reasons why tree trunks twist, and learned last night that I do not even know how wood is formed within a tree trunk. I had a long article discussing the "formation and differentiation of fusiform cells in the cambium", and did not understand a word. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WRITE THIS THING???? :cry:

So please, a little support and lies - tell me it is going to work.... :-|
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Post by Bracken » 14 Jan 2008, 16:20

It is going to work.















:-)

No, really, it is. You've not been studying for nothing, Aylyn. Don't bother starting at the beginning. Just write down quick notes on everything you know and then you can start to organise it. You can do it. You know more than you think you know, if you know what I mean. :grin:
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Post by Aylyn » 14 Jan 2008, 16:27

Thanks for the lie, MamaB :grin:

Yes, I think it will work, I just never realized how much hard work it is to be a tree :shrug: We always think they are just standing around growing, but there is so much to be organized under the bark in order to make a working tree.

See, this is why I love this study. Even though I might never work in the sector, it was worth the hassle for just realizing how much mystery Nature still has, and how much more is added as soon as we discover some rules and processes. It actually gets more mysterious the more we know....

Like the trees: First you see them (easy...), then you see them grow (a bit harder...), then you start thinking of how they know when to grow and how (quite hard...), and then it gets to the point where scientists stand in wonder since the organization of tree cells is a miracle in itself. One paper actually compared the cells in a tree trunk to an insect colony: Not sentient in itself, but willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
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Post by Bracken » 14 Jan 2008, 16:56

Well, there's the Introduction done.
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Post by Aylyn » 14 Jan 2008, 17:21

yeah well, at the moment the Introduction reads as follows:
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Spiral grain in trees is created during the growth of the trees. While seedlings show straight upward growth, older trees exhibit a wood fibre formation is a spiral around the trunk. If the direction of the spiralling changes different growth periods, interlocking grain is produced, stabilizing the tree trunk and enabling it to withstand wind shear and canopy load. However, in some trees, the wood fibers show a predilection towards a specific direction. This is called spiral grain, and is caused by a number of factors, such as genetic factors, exposure to wind, asymmetric canopies or water and nutrient distribution in the soil. Since spiral grain causes problems in the wood industry due to the fact that drying timber will warp and become unsuitable to use, the reasons for spiral grain production have been well researched, especially for economically important tree species such as pine and beech. This essay reviews a number of papers discussing the causes of spiral grain formation in order to summarize the most likely reasons why spiral grain is produced.
However, I need to add all the papers I got those few lines from in the reference list....
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Post by Bracken » 14 Jan 2008, 17:24

Aarrggh! I detest doing the bibliography.
THIS might help.
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Post by Aylyn » 14 Jan 2008, 17:26

Thanks, I will give it a try. Hopefully, I have access to it here at the university - one of the perks of the job ;-))
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Post by Ghostrider » 14 Jan 2008, 19:34

Aylyn wrote:I am supposed to review the reasons why tree trunks twist, and learned last night that I do not even know how wood is formed within a tree trunk.
.... perhaps you're just making it too hard... :grin:

What if the tree's spirit just wanted to change the scenery it was looking out to and decided it needed a twist to do just that! :yay:

YES!! That must be it!!!

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Post by Twig » 14 Jan 2008, 22:21

Ooooh -- this is interesting stuff, Aylyn. I have loved trees since I can remember remembering, and knowing how they do what they do is fascinating. I must admit, Ghostie has a point --maybe they really do just want something different to look at, thereby making them sentinent beings! I've always wondered about that...

I hope you have the energy to let us know how your paper is progressing. It sounds like you are off to a great start. (No lie!) What is the name of the course?

Wow, just imagine -- the Rowdies are getting all intellectual.... :grin:
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Post by Ghostrider » 14 Jan 2008, 22:42

I'm not surprised Twigger! :grin:

Anyone can just TELL a joke... but to be truly R0WDY... you have to be smart, hehe :-) :yay:
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Post by Twig » 14 Jan 2008, 22:53

At last! I always wanted to be a member of an intellectual club. And now I are -- w0000t!!
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Post by Bracken » 15 Jan 2008, 01:01

:-) at Twig.
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Post by Ainevar » 15 Jan 2008, 01:17

if use canz callz uses intelectuelez

WOOT

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Post by Fianait » 15 Jan 2008, 01:21

:hug: to Aylyn. Don't worry too much, friend. You're a smart woman, and you're off to a great start. Besides, MamaB is right-you know more than you think you do, and you've been working hard.
Baobab wrote:Aarrggh! I detest doing the bibliography.
I agree. Getting the format right irritates me too. My major was engineering, so I learned APA format, and was good at that; then I changed my major to political science and my papers had to be MLA format. Learned it, got good at it, and forgot APA format. Started grad school last year, and my papers had to be APA format again! :x Found Purdue University's Online Writing Lab, and it was quite a help. Maybe it can help you too. (And it's free! :grin: )
Ghostrider wrote:What if the tree's spirit just wanted to change the scenery it was looking out to and decided it needed a twist to do just that!

YES!! That must be it!!!

Ask R0wdies questions... get r0wdy answers... :-)
:-) Sounds like a good answer to me. :grin:
Ainevar wrote:if use canz callz uses intelectuelez


:-) Where I'm from, it's "yous": "you"-plural. :grin: Good to see you, Ainevar!

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Post by Twig » 15 Jan 2008, 01:24

"yous" is how we brilliant folks from Texasss say "y'all."

I agree, Ainevar. I miss Ghostie's old atavar, too. It was so unique...
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