• How is the following answer a violation of the Answers Terms of Service?

    "You're right. And had the deplorables concentrated on fixing that part of the ACA instead of repealing it, you wouldn't be paying those higher premiums now. Meanwhile more people have signed up for ACA this open period than ever before. So something is working."
    "You're right. And had the deplorables concentrated on fixing that part of the ACA instead of repealing it, you wouldn't be paying those higher premiums now. Meanwhile more people have signed up for ACA this open period than ever before. So something is working."
    10 answers · Notices and Errors · 3 weeks ago
  • What ever happened to "You're welcome"?

    Once upon a time, long long ago, when one said "thank you" for something someone does for you the provider would say "you're welcome." Now it's "no problem." That response falls well short of the intention of "you're welcome." You're welcome means the provider was happy to provide whatever... show more
    Once upon a time, long long ago, when one said "thank you" for something someone does for you the provider would say "you're welcome." Now it's "no problem." That response falls well short of the intention of "you're welcome." You're welcome means the provider was happy to provide whatever service was given. No problem means the service was provided only because there was no problem for the provider. I much prefer the good 'ol days when service was provided happily and they welcome the chance to serve. Whatever happened to "You're welcome"?
    3 answers · Politics · 3 weeks ago
  • Is playing "doctor" between two consenting minors illegal?

    As kids grow up the two sexes are naturally curious about the other sex. So many will hide under beds, in closets, down by the near-by creek, and such to play doctor. Here they strip down and check out each other's parts...playing doctor. If both kids are minors, say 10 yo, and they are consenting to play doctor, is playing doctor illegal? ... show more
    As kids grow up the two sexes are naturally curious about the other sex. So many will hide under beds, in closets, down by the near-by creek, and such to play doctor. Here they strip down and check out each other's parts...playing doctor. If both kids are minors, say 10 yo, and they are consenting to play doctor, is playing doctor illegal? If so, who's the victim and who's the criminal? And what's the crime?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 months ago
  • But what about the constant rotational velocities in galaxies regardless of the distance from galactic center?

    "However, all energy and matter creates gravity, so you’d expect that all that extra stuff would affect how gravity works. Specifically, you’d expect the velocity of orbiting objects to all be about the same, regardless of the size of the orbit (still: not obvious). But, to the best of our ability to measure (which is pretty good), no effect... show more
    "However, all energy and matter creates gravity, so you’d expect that all that extra stuff would affect how gravity works. Specifically, you’d expect the velocity of orbiting objects to all be about the same, regardless of the size of the orbit (still: not obvious). But, to the best of our ability to measure (which is pretty good), no effect has been seen at all in terms of the movement of stars and planets and whatnot." [http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/06... Seems to me there is an example of stars movement that is about the same over most of the radius of spiraling galaxies. And that has not been explained as far as I know. So is this not an example of vacuum energy affecting gravity?
    4 answers · Astronomy & Space · 5 months ago
  • What's the Yahoo Answers future now that Verizon has acquired you?

    Recent news indicates that the Yahoo name will be removed with the acquisition by Verizon. What else of Yahoo will be removed? Will Answers in some form continue? Will Yahoo mail be cancelled so that a new email address will be required to replace it? How about sharing with your Yahoo clients what the Verizon takeover means to us?
    Recent news indicates that the Yahoo name will be removed with the acquisition by Verizon. What else of Yahoo will be removed? Will Answers in some form continue? Will Yahoo mail be cancelled so that a new email address will be required to replace it? How about sharing with your Yahoo clients what the Verizon takeover means to us?
    4 answers · Yahoo Answers · 9 months ago
  • How can we have honest answers?

    ... when an asker who disagrees with the answers reports them as "abuse" and YA censors and deletes the answers without first contacting the answerer for clarification.
    ... when an asker who disagrees with the answers reports them as "abuse" and YA censors and deletes the answers without first contacting the answerer for clarification.
    8 answers · Yahoo Answers · 2 years ago
  • What's the standing wave of a photon, of a string, of all the particles standing in?

    The photon for example has a fundamental frequency as in e = hf, but it's highly truncated by its own harmonics into a standing wave packet. What's that wave standing in? In a musical instrument, the standing wave nodes are fixed at the extremes of the instrument. So those standing waves are standing in the instrument itself. What's... show more
    The photon for example has a fundamental frequency as in e = hf, but it's highly truncated by its own harmonics into a standing wave packet. What's that wave standing in? In a musical instrument, the standing wave nodes are fixed at the extremes of the instrument. So those standing waves are standing in the instrument itself. What's the instrument for a photon? Or in string theory we read that the tips of the string snippets are somehow attached to space itself. But the loop strings are free to come and go into and out of our universe (Lisa Randall). At least these are standing in themselves as loops. But those snippets? What are they standing in.
    2 answers · Physics · 2 years ago
  • Why do I get "oldprof answered 1 day ago" when...?

    ...I just answered a minute ago? This is yet another of the many bugs your IT people have introduced into this new version of Answers.
    ...I just answered a minute ago? This is yet another of the many bugs your IT people have introduced into this new version of Answers.
    3 answers · Yahoo Answers · 4 years ago
  • Really? Now we have to scroll up many answers to review the question?

    In addition to qualified IT programmers, you should also hire an experienced human factors engineer to work out the MMI between users and your web sites. That new feature you announced, putting my Answer at the bottom of all the others, is totally uncalled for. Now when I go back to get numbers to work a physics problem given by the Asker, I am... show more
    In addition to qualified IT programmers, you should also hire an experienced human factors engineer to work out the MMI between users and your web sites. That new feature you announced, putting my Answer at the bottom of all the others, is totally uncalled for. Now when I go back to get numbers to work a physics problem given by the Asker, I am forced to scroll up several pages at times to get to the question and those numbers. Some physics questions are complex; so frequent references back to them are necessary. I'm in favor of keeping the other answers on the screen for references while I enter my answer, I often refer to another Answer while writing mine. But don't put them above my entry field. Put them below; so I can refer quickly to the question as I'm writing in my answer.
    2 answers · Yahoo Answers · 4 years ago
  • When will Yahoo Answers hire some qualified IT folks?

    YA has been playing around with a new version of Y!Answers with continuing critical bugs they can't seem to fix. Where do I begin...there are so many. 1. In Edit mode, the special characters come out as garbage (e.g., &'%@) rather than ', ", etc. Your programmers need to declare all the special characters, not just... show more
    YA has been playing around with a new version of Y!Answers with continuing critical bugs they can't seem to fix. Where do I begin...there are so many. 1. In Edit mode, the special characters come out as garbage (e.g., &'%@) rather than ', ", etc. Your programmers need to declare all the special characters, not just alphanumerics. 2. Answers Feedback is no where to be found; thus, I'm posting this feedback as a question. No where did I even see the word "feedback" are you really disavowing user comments? 3. Relegating Best Answer authority to Askers only is about a dumb as they get. In the sciences, Askers ask because they don't know the best, correct answer; so how can they possibly judge the best correct answer? The sciences are not opinion like most of the other categories are. I've seen far too many Best Answers on Physics given by Askers that were totally wrong. 4. Leading blanks put in by Answerers during Edit are deleted upon Review and Submit. The whole answering process is not...not...WYSIWYG; good IT programmers can fix this. And similarly, long "words", like some URLs, are truncated. We need WYSIWYG throughout. 5. The cancel Answer X is still within the Answer pane. So we can still accidentally delete everything we've put into an answer by clicking on the top end of the vertical slide bar. THIS MUST BE FIXED...and yes I'm shouting because you're not hearing me.
    5 answers · Yahoo Answers · 4 years ago
  • Why is drinking wine a sin in some religious sects...?

    ...when the first miracle of Jesus Christ was to turn water into wine so they could party it up at a wedding?
    ...when the first miracle of Jesus Christ was to turn water into wine so they could party it up at a wedding?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • Why do Jews, Christians, and Muslims kill each other as infidels when the god of Abraham, Jesus, and Mohammed.?

    ...is the same god, with the same angels in waiting?
    ...is the same god, with the same angels in waiting?
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • When a photon is located...?

    When a photon is located, its spread in the HUP goes to ds = 0. Which means the momentum spread is dp > h/(2pi ds) ---> infinity. But here's where I am having difficulty. As p = hf/c is the momentum of a photon, I presume that df ----> infinity as well. QUES 1. But as E = hf is the energy (and color) of the photon, does... show more
    When a photon is located, its spread in the HUP goes to ds = 0. Which means the momentum spread is dp > h/(2pi ds) ---> infinity. But here's where I am having difficulty. As p = hf/c is the momentum of a photon, I presume that df ----> infinity as well. QUES 1. But as E = hf is the energy (and color) of the photon, does locating a photon (e.g., in the split slit experiment) change the color of the light when located? And more importantly.... QUES 2. If the beam of the located photons is visible on the viewing screen it and its photons must have color (energy) that is measurable. Which, to me, means dp does not become immeasurable when that photon is located. Looking for some answers to fill in the gaps I missed when I took QM, argh, forty years ago. Thanks.
    2 answers · Physics · 6 years ago
  • Address Book List of Contacts with no Names, how do I get rid of the blanks?

    When using the Beta Mail List of Contacts, many of the contact records show up as blanks because there is no First or Last Name entry. This occurs when my contact is a Company rather than a person. Has anyone found a way to get the Company name to show up in the List of Contacts other than copying and pasting the Company name into the First or... show more
    When using the Beta Mail List of Contacts, many of the contact records show up as blanks because there is no First or Last Name entry. This occurs when my contact is a Company rather than a person. Has anyone found a way to get the Company name to show up in the List of Contacts other than copying and pasting the Company name into the First or Last Name, which should be for people, not companies?
    2 answers · Calendar and Contacts · 1 decade ago
  • Does String Theory Predict more than Four Forces?

    String theory literature tells us that ST predicts the four forces: weak, strong, EM, and gravity. What it fails to tell us is if that's all the forces it predicts. Might there be a fifth force that ST predicts, but was thrown out because there is no observable evidence in 4D space that a fifth force exits? Might that fifth force, if there is... show more
    String theory literature tells us that ST predicts the four forces: weak, strong, EM, and gravity. What it fails to tell us is if that's all the forces it predicts. Might there be a fifth force that ST predicts, but was thrown out because there is no observable evidence in 4D space that a fifth force exits? Might that fifth force, if there is one, account for the so-called dark energy in the universe?
    9 answers · Physics · 1 decade ago
  • The density of super strings revisited (clarified)?

    String theory postulates the entire universe is made up of one dimensional strings of vibrating energy one Plank length (10^-33 cm) long. Because they are finite length (size), it follows there must be a density based on number of strings in some given volume of space. What is the density of those strings in number of strings per unit space? Is... show more
    String theory postulates the entire universe is made up of one dimensional strings of vibrating energy one Plank length (10^-33 cm) long. Because they are finite length (size), it follows there must be a density based on number of strings in some given volume of space. What is the density of those strings in number of strings per unit space? Is it a uniform density or heterogenious over space? Does it make sense to define density over 4D space or 11D space? Why?
    2 answers · Physics · 1 decade ago
  • If the fabric of the universe is made of strings, what's in between the strings?

    one dimensional strings of vibrating energy make up the fabirc of space according to superstring or M theory. but like my T-shirt, there is space between the thread that makes up that fabric. what's between the strings in string theory? or are they packed so tightly together (plank distance or less) that there is no interstring space?
    one dimensional strings of vibrating energy make up the fabirc of space according to superstring or M theory. but like my T-shirt, there is space between the thread that makes up that fabric. what's between the strings in string theory? or are they packed so tightly together (plank distance or less) that there is no interstring space?
    4 answers · Physics · 1 decade ago