• How would I say "home of light" in old Norse?

    I know that heim, means home and my research has brought up leicht; as meaning light. So if I put the two together as leichtheim - would I get "the home of light"
    I know that heim, means home and my research has brought up leicht; as meaning light. So if I put the two together as leichtheim - would I get "the home of light"
    Languages · 5 months ago
  • In science fiction, why are aliens so human.?

    Either they look.just like us or they look different (perhaps very different) but have very human like societies and very similar ways of life, laws, morals and so on. Yes there are times when an alien doesn't confirm to our understanding but for the most part, aliens who a very different from us tend to be portrayed as the baddies and must be... show more
    Either they look.just like us or they look different (perhaps very different) but have very human like societies and very similar ways of life, laws, morals and so on. Yes there are times when an alien doesn't confirm to our understanding but for the most part, aliens who a very different from us tend to be portrayed as the baddies and must be exterminated for the good of all. Why is this, why do we favour aliens being just like us?
    10 answers · Other - Television · 6 months ago
  • In the UK how do you go about learning to hunt and joining a hunting club?

    For many years, I have enjoyed eating the kind of animals that usually gets hunted. Deer Turkey Wild hogs And others that I can buy from the butchers during season and I think that I would like to learn to hunt them myself but I don't know where to start. 1: What animals/foul are legal to hunt in the UK (could I hunt for the animals/foul... show more
    For many years, I have enjoyed eating the kind of animals that usually gets hunted. Deer Turkey Wild hogs And others that I can buy from the butchers during season and I think that I would like to learn to hunt them myself but I don't know where to start. 1: What animals/foul are legal to hunt in the UK (could I hunt for the animals/foul that I like the eat 3: Can you actually eat the animals/foul that you kill or is it just for sport because I don't want to do it just for sport 4: Are there any clubs in the UK (I wouldn't like doing this alone) I know that I would need a gun and a gun permit and that I would have to learn to to shoot it properly. How would I go about getting those and getting lessons to learn to properly shoot it. Every time I try to look for information online, I get a load of websites that are about how to start hunting in the US, which are obviously not helpful to me in the UK. In the UK how would someone totally new to hunting and gun ownership and so on go about learning and taking part.
    4 answers · Hunting · 8 months ago
  • Why does nobody ever say the phrase "rue the day" anymore?

    As in; "you will rue the day you ever heard my name," or "Since I have lost a good portion of my savings on a bad investment, I rue the day I ever met my broker." Others might be: "John will rue the fact he chose not to repay the vicious loan shark." "As the man pointed his gun at the front door, he knew the... show more
    As in; "you will rue the day you ever heard my name," or "Since I have lost a good portion of my savings on a bad investment, I rue the day I ever met my broker." Others might be: "John will rue the fact he chose not to repay the vicious loan shark." "As the man pointed his gun at the front door, he knew the home invaders would rue the day they tried to rob him" "Sarah will rue not finishing her assignment when she receives a failing grade on the project." There are many more but I think that is enough examples.of how the word; rue, can be used in everyday speech. So why don't we use it anymore?
    4 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 9 months ago
  • Are humans really the first intelligent form of life to evolve on earth?

    Is it at all possible, that at some point in the distant past - there could have been another "race" of intelligent beings who called earth their home? It's often a story plot in many a sci-fi movie but is it really possible or is it just all hot air?
    Is it at all possible, that at some point in the distant past - there could have been another "race" of intelligent beings who called earth their home? It's often a story plot in many a sci-fi movie but is it really possible or is it just all hot air?
    6 answers · Other - Science · 9 months ago
  • How could I have improved this answer so that I was awarded the best answer?

    The question was whether or not people liked to be alone and my answer was thus: "There is nothing better than being alone in cool welcoming darkness of one's own abode - far away from the monstrous flimflam world of meaningless drama. Alone, in my thoughts I can explore the deepest recesses of my soul, I can take flight amongst the stars... show more
    The question was whether or not people liked to be alone and my answer was thus: "There is nothing better than being alone in cool welcoming darkness of one's own abode - far away from the monstrous flimflam world of meaningless drama. Alone, in my thoughts I can explore the deepest recesses of my soul, I can take flight amongst the stars and by the power of my imagination a better world is born in the moments of beautiful solitude that exist between the tick and the tock. Sadly though, darkness always begets light and every morning I am once again thrust from my dreams into a bright blinding world for which I care not - a world from which I long to flee. So yes, I like being alone and there even times when I wish that this one moonlit night could be my final closing" How could I have improved it so as to get the best answer? I am keen to learn how to better answer questions.
    1 answer · Yahoo Answers · 9 months ago
  • Should we introduce a world wide ban on having children and encourage adoption instead?

    This is just a hypothetical The world.is fast filling up with people and over population is becoming a major world wide problem. There is still time to change that however. To do so, we would have to introduce a mandatory world wide ban on giving birth to children for a period of no less than 50 years. People could still 'have' children... show more
    This is just a hypothetical The world.is fast filling up with people and over population is becoming a major world wide problem. There is still time to change that however. To do so, we would have to introduce a mandatory world wide ban on giving birth to children for a period of no less than 50 years. People could still 'have' children but they would have to adopt a child instead. This would do two things, radically reduce the world population over a 50 year period and ensure that every child in the world had a loving stable family environment. What are you thoughts, could this work?
    4 answers · Polls & Surveys · 9 months ago
  • Why don't be bring back public flogging as a punishment?

    Like say someone was found guilty of shoplifting. The punishment could be public flogging in the town square. I think that would work. Even if you did steal, you'd be so shamed by being publicly flogged that you'd never do it again.
    Like say someone was found guilty of shoplifting. The punishment could be public flogging in the town square. I think that would work. Even if you did steal, you'd be so shamed by being publicly flogged that you'd never do it again.
    8 answers · Law & Ethics · 9 months ago
  • Where are the British people.?

    I am not really complaining as I am.not racisit, I just find it quite hard to answer questions because they all see so very American-centric. I really want to answer questions but I don't know anything about religion or American politics - which seems to be the two subjects discussed the most on here. Can you tell.me where I can find the... show more
    I am not really complaining as I am.not racisit, I just find it quite hard to answer questions because they all see so very American-centric. I really want to answer questions but I don't know anything about religion or American politics - which seems to be the two subjects discussed the most on here. Can you tell.me where I can find the British version of the Yahoo Answers.
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 10 months ago
  • Why are some people obsessed with getting social media followers?

    I know someone like this. They brag about how many followers they have on social media as though it matters. I suppose it does matter to them but why?
    I know someone like this. They brag about how many followers they have on social media as though it matters. I suppose it does matter to them but why?
    4 answers · Other - Social Science · 10 months ago
  • What could I do with this broadband speed?

    Can someone tell me.what I could do with this broadband speed. I mean real world usage not the kind of usage you'd get in perfect laboratory conditions PING = 23ms DOWNLOAD = 48.5Mbps UPLOAD = 8Mbps Thanks
    Can someone tell me.what I could do with this broadband speed. I mean real world usage not the kind of usage you'd get in perfect laboratory conditions PING = 23ms DOWNLOAD = 48.5Mbps UPLOAD = 8Mbps Thanks
    2 answers · Computer Networking · 10 months ago
  • What if the government gave everyone a job, a minimum wage and home to live in?

    For this sake of this argument, lets say that the government of your country introduce some social reforms that said: 1: Every citizen must be paid at least 25,000 per year - no exceptions 2: Every citizen who does not have a job must report to their local job office - where they will be given a job based upon their experience, skills and... show more
    For this sake of this argument, lets say that the government of your country introduce some social reforms that said: 1: Every citizen must be paid at least 25,000 per year - no exceptions 2: Every citizen who does not have a job must report to their local job office - where they will be given a job based upon their experience, skills and education. (now there is no unemployed) 2: Every citizen who is homeless must report to their local housing office where they will be given an affordable home based upon their occupancy needs (now there is no homeless) What do you thin would happen given the scenario above?
    15 answers · Government · 11 months ago
  • From the perspective of someone who believes in God - Why did God give humans free will?

    I am not a religious person and this is something I have always wondered. If God had a plan for humanity, then why did he give them free will. I am interested in the personal ideas of those who believe in a God, any God, not just the Christian one and also what your religion says about free will and why it was given to us. As an atheist, I put... show more
    I am not a religious person and this is something I have always wondered. If God had a plan for humanity, then why did he give them free will. I am interested in the personal ideas of those who believe in a God, any God, not just the Christian one and also what your religion says about free will and why it was given to us. As an atheist, I put forward the argument that if God created humanity for a specific purpose, then it would have been better for Gods plan that we did not have free will as having free will has allowed us to choose our own fate and thus deviate from Gods plan. Rebuttal!
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 11 months ago
  • Web development within Linux?

    How feasible is it to develop websites using only terminal from within the Linux Subsystem for Windows. I have set up a very basic page and directory to show how this might be accomplished (see pic) but how feasible is it to do this?
    How feasible is it to develop websites using only terminal from within the Linux Subsystem for Windows. I have set up a very basic page and directory to show how this might be accomplished (see pic) but how feasible is it to do this?
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 11 months ago
  • Can you give me your opinions on this idea for a Minecraft Server?

    I am in the process of layout of plans for a Minecraft server specifically targeted to new players. My intentions is to host a safe, moderated server where new players can play Minecraft together in a relaxed none competitive environment. The thing is though, I actually want the people who come and play on my server, to build the world themselves.... show more
    I am in the process of layout of plans for a Minecraft server specifically targeted to new players. My intentions is to host a safe, moderated server where new players can play Minecraft together in a relaxed none competitive environment. The thing is though, I actually want the people who come and play on my server, to build the world themselves. I want them to make it their world that naturally and organically grows as they do. To this end, I don't intend on creating very much in the world myself. Basically I only intend on creating an interesting spawn for players to explore when they first join the server and then provide them with the tools to build their own unique part of the world. Sort of like the early pioneers. Pretty much, what I will be doing is saying - okay, here's the space you build your home, your farm or whatever and the watch the world evolve into villages, towns and cities as time passes and players become more accomplished at building and more and more people join. Does this sound like a good idea and would you think it was doable?
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 11 months ago
  • Is 22 and 34 too big of an age gap for a relationship?

    I do want to know your thoughts but don't just be hateful about it. Thanks
    I do want to know your thoughts but don't just be hateful about it. Thanks
    7 answers · Singles & Dating · 12 months ago
  • Do American's go to Wendy's and why does it always seem to be a joke?

    It seems that Wendy's is the butt of the internet joke for Americans but not being American myself, I don't actually know what it is like. Also, not knowing all Americans either, I have to wonder why on earth it seems like almost every American I speak to have some Wendy's joke up their sleeve.
    It seems that Wendy's is the butt of the internet joke for Americans but not being American myself, I don't actually know what it is like. Also, not knowing all Americans either, I have to wonder why on earth it seems like almost every American I speak to have some Wendy's joke up their sleeve.
    9 answers · Other - Food & Drink · 12 months ago