• Earth - Moon System?

    If the size of the Earth were <= (less than or equal to) the size of the Moon, would the Moon still be considered a satellite ?
    If the size of the Earth were <= (less than or equal to) the size of the Moon, would the Moon still be considered a satellite ?
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 13 hours ago
  • Jack Sprat?

    When you see a Jack Sprat figure, what do you infer ? He is - a) Undernourished b) Having a high metabolic rate c) Suffering from an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa a, b or c ?
    When you see a Jack Sprat figure, what do you infer ? He is - a) Undernourished b) Having a high metabolic rate c) Suffering from an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa a, b or c ?
    1 answer · Mental Health · 14 hours ago
  • Yahoo answers bug - non-display of personal icon when using Yahoo answers search for topic?

    When you search for a topic in Yahoo answers like "The sociological marvel", the icon adjacent the title is not updated with the appropriate icon, which shows up when the user logs into his account. The tool-tips are shown though. This creates the following two problems - 1. People cannot see the cutomized icon, just a generic icon. 2.... show more
    When you search for a topic in Yahoo answers like "The sociological marvel", the icon adjacent the title is not updated with the appropriate icon, which shows up when the user logs into his account. The tool-tips are shown though. This creates the following two problems - 1. People cannot see the cutomized icon, just a generic icon. 2. The customized icon will not be available for image search using third-party image search like Google Image Search. Please refer the attached graphic for reference. Is this not a Yahoo answers bug ?
    2 answers · Yahoo Search · 1 day ago
  • The sociological marvel?

    Who is the sociological marvel - 1. The King or Queen who traverses the city in a bicycle (eg. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands) OR 2. The King or Queen who needs an entourage to cross the street intersection ? 1 or 2, simplicity versus grandeur ?
    Who is the sociological marvel - 1. The King or Queen who traverses the city in a bicycle (eg. Queen Juliana of the Netherlands) OR 2. The King or Queen who needs an entourage to cross the street intersection ? 1 or 2, simplicity versus grandeur ?
    1 answer · Other - Society & Culture · 1 day ago
  • YAHOO Answers categories?

    How do you access YAHOO Answers categories ? Here is my workaround - * Go to YAHOO home page * Enter "yahoo answers categories" in the search box * The second item is "All Categories | Yahoo Answers" * Click on the link. The categories are displayed. Is there a simpler way to go about this ?
    How do you access YAHOO Answers categories ? Here is my workaround - * Go to YAHOO home page * Enter "yahoo answers categories" in the search box * The second item is "All Categories | Yahoo Answers" * Click on the link. The categories are displayed. Is there a simpler way to go about this ?
    7 answers · Yahoo Answers · 3 days ago
  • Emotional Inventory behind Words?

    How is it that - * LOVE is more than four letters * FAITH is more than five letters * KINDNESS is more than eight letters BUT * I is only ONE letter ? Is this a true rendition of the emotional inventory behind the words ?
    How is it that - * LOVE is more than four letters * FAITH is more than five letters * KINDNESS is more than eight letters BUT * I is only ONE letter ? Is this a true rendition of the emotional inventory behind the words ?
    4 answers · Words & Wordplay · 3 days ago
  • Right person, right place, right time?

    For any objective to be successful, you need the right person in the right place at the right time. This is important especially in mission-critical projects. For instance, in the Manhattan Project to develop the A-Bomb, the presence of Einstein, Fermi and Oppenheimer on US soil ensured that the theoretical and practical aspects of the project... show more
    For any objective to be successful, you need the right person in the right place at the right time. This is important especially in mission-critical projects. For instance, in the Manhattan Project to develop the A-Bomb, the presence of Einstein, Fermi and Oppenheimer on US soil ensured that the theoretical and practical aspects of the project went through successfully. All the 3 factors have to concur, or else the project will not succeed. Do you agree ?
    2 answers · Other - Business & Finance · 3 days ago
  • Yahoo Answers suggestion - minor glitch?

    1. Like a post. 2. Click on a link to read the details of the person who made the post. 3. Come back to the original page. The like disappears. Explanation - There is a post-back to the same page which makes it lose the LIKE status. This does not happen if you open the link in a separate tab. Suggestion - Non-technical persons would not be aware... show more
    1. Like a post. 2. Click on a link to read the details of the person who made the post. 3. Come back to the original page. The like disappears. Explanation - There is a post-back to the same page which makes it lose the LIKE status. This does not happen if you open the link in a separate tab. Suggestion - Non-technical persons would not be aware of the concept of post-back and client-side data, so allow person-name links to only open in a new tab or new window. Do you think my observation is practical to implement ?
    3 answers · Yahoo Answers · 3 days ago
  • Automating Book Preview using Software?

    Can we write a program to automate book previews ? Here is how I would go about it - 1. Scan the book and store in pdf format. 2. Convert the pdf into doc format. 3. Create hashtables of verbs, adverbs, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions. 4. Identify the nouns and rank person names according to frequency. (by exclusion of 1-3). Ranking will... show more
    Can we write a program to automate book previews ? Here is how I would go about it - 1. Scan the book and store in pdf format. 2. Convert the pdf into doc format. 3. Create hashtables of verbs, adverbs, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions. 4. Identify the nouns and rank person names according to frequency. (by exclusion of 1-3). Ranking will help to identify major and minor characters. 5. Create a hashtable of country names to identify the setting. 6. Scan index to search for keywords that help identify the genre. 7. Check the author to see if he / she is a known celebrity. (This data could be collated in a hashtable). 8. Search for foul language to see if the book is ok for kids. 9. Check whether translations are available. 10. Check the timeline - minimum year to maximum year. 11. Check for existing reviews. 12. Collate the data into sentences that are readable. For instance - * The genre of the book is spy-thriller. * The main characters are Jack, Jill and Bob. * The story is set in Afghanistan. etc. This is done by using a template and substituting the variables. This will at least reflect key data about the book. Do you think this is feasible ?
    1 answer · Programming & Design · 3 days ago
  • 1.618 - The Golden Ratio?

    The golden ratio (1.618) finds it's way into the structure of crystals, snowflakes, spiral galaxies, the Pyramids, and even the human face. eg) Mona Lisa. It seems to be the Universal symbolism of aesthetics at every level. Is this mere chance that this ratio is so sacrosanct ?
    The golden ratio (1.618) finds it's way into the structure of crystals, snowflakes, spiral galaxies, the Pyramids, and even the human face. eg) Mona Lisa. It seems to be the Universal symbolism of aesthetics at every level. Is this mere chance that this ratio is so sacrosanct ?
    2 answers · Mathematics · 4 days ago
  • Man's best friend is himself?

    When you look in the mirror, you meet your best and most trusted friend - yourself. You can discuss the most intimate of your thoughts with him, without any embarrassment. Isn't it best to have this friend, who is with you at all times ? Is it then true that man's best friend is himself ?
    When you look in the mirror, you meet your best and most trusted friend - yourself. You can discuss the most intimate of your thoughts with him, without any embarrassment. Isn't it best to have this friend, who is with you at all times ? Is it then true that man's best friend is himself ?
    3 answers · Friends · 4 days ago
  • The mighty Oak?

    While the trunk of a tree is almost cylindrical, the branches spread out in a shape resembling the perimeter of the arc of a circle, not like a whorl or a cylinder . This behavior is replicated across all copies of the parent tree and encapsulated in the seeds itself. How does genetics translate into identical phototropic response ? viz. Why do... show more
    While the trunk of a tree is almost cylindrical, the branches spread out in a shape resembling the perimeter of the arc of a circle, not like a whorl or a cylinder . This behavior is replicated across all copies of the parent tree and encapsulated in the seeds itself. How does genetics translate into identical phototropic response ? viz. Why do all oak trees resemble each other ?
    Botany · 5 days ago
  • Non-quantifiable risk - the harbinger of destruction?

    Consider 3 scenarios - 1. Stock market risk Type of risk - Quantifiable Analysis - By studying market fundamentals, indices, liquidity ratios etc. risk can be quantified Outlook - Favorable 2. Inclement weather risk Type of risk - Quantifiable Analysis - By studying MET office data and using models risk can be quantified Outlook - Favorable 3.... show more
    Consider 3 scenarios - 1. Stock market risk Type of risk - Quantifiable Analysis - By studying market fundamentals, indices, liquidity ratios etc. risk can be quantified Outlook - Favorable 2. Inclement weather risk Type of risk - Quantifiable Analysis - By studying MET office data and using models risk can be quantified Outlook - Favorable 3. Nuclear proliferation risk Type of risk - Non-Quantifiable Analysis - If a nuclear state spawns of another nuclear state, inimical to the former, the consequences could be disastrous, as it could encourage profileration and allow rogue elements to access N-weapons. Outlook - Highly Unfavorable From 1, 2 and 3 non-quantifiable risk is the harbinger of destruction. Do you agree ?
    1 answer · Politics · 6 days ago
  • Zebra chiaroscuro?

    How does the chiaroscuro pattern of the Zebra act as a defense against predators ? Does it cause a kind of "induced migraine" and produce nervous exhaustion in a predator ?
    How does the chiaroscuro pattern of the Zebra act as a defense against predators ? Does it cause a kind of "induced migraine" and produce nervous exhaustion in a predator ?
    2 answers · Zoology · 1 week ago
  • Yahoo answers bug?

    How do you explain the graphic where 2 comments link is displayed when there are no comments ?
    How do you explain the graphic where 2 comments link is displayed when there are no comments ?
    4 answers · Other - Yahoo Products · 1 week ago
  • Is it practically possible to travel the whole world ?

    Is it practically possible to travel the whole world ? Theoretically, yes. Due to modern modes of transport. Practically, no. The diet, customs and political traditions may be so different from one's native ones that travel to those countries is impossible. (due to hostility / travel bans etc.) Do you agree ?
    Is it practically possible to travel the whole world ? Theoretically, yes. Due to modern modes of transport. Practically, no. The diet, customs and political traditions may be so different from one's native ones that travel to those countries is impossible. (due to hostility / travel bans etc.) Do you agree ?
    3 answers · Other - Society & Culture · 1 week ago
  • Faith in 3 phases?

    Faith is developed in 3 phases - 1. Having faith in oneself 2. Others having faith in you 3. You having faith in others Chronologically I would arrange it in the sequence 2, 1, 3. You become a repository of trust, then become self-assertive and finally radiate that positive energy to others. Do you agree ?
    Faith is developed in 3 phases - 1. Having faith in oneself 2. Others having faith in you 3. You having faith in others Chronologically I would arrange it in the sequence 2, 1, 3. You become a repository of trust, then become self-assertive and finally radiate that positive energy to others. Do you agree ?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Is zero crime rate achievable ?

    Attaining zero crime rate is like trying to travel at the speed of light. There are many organizations linked to crime detection and prevention or reporting - * security agencies * intel agencies * inter-governmental organizations * software providers * arms suppliers AND * The Media If every form of crime (including Internet fraud) is... show more
    Attaining zero crime rate is like trying to travel at the speed of light. There are many organizations linked to crime detection and prevention or reporting - * security agencies * intel agencies * inter-governmental organizations * software providers * arms suppliers AND * The Media If every form of crime (including Internet fraud) is eradicated, that will be gr8 !!! BUT What happens to the organizations listed above that provide employment to a large number of individuals ? There might be a mutiny, leading to social unrest and CRIME !!! So, the very agencies involved in preventiing crime will sponser it. So, from the above argument, if you think you can nullify crime, think again. Zero crime rate is unrealistic, some peccadillos should exist even in Utopia !!! Do you agree ?
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 1 week ago