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I spend a lot of time editing the Wikipedia, especially articles on weights and measures. I used to be really great at Scrabble. Now I'm addicted to Word Urge.

  • Questions about investment-grade diamonds?

    I'm completely new to the subject and am just trying to learn more about it. So far I have that alternative investments, including gold and diamonds, are really just for emergencies (e.g., collapse of the financial system) and shouldn't be more than 10% of your portfolio, with no more than 2-3% in diamonds.

    So I'm looking at white round brilliant cut stones in the 1.00 to 1.02 carat range, color D, clarity FL, cut grade ideal, excellent symmetry and polish, no fluorescence, no culet, girldle exactly medium faceted, depth percentage 60.1 - 62.8%, table percentage 53 - 57.5.

    So far that' all I have. I'm still trying to understand crown angle and pavilion angle, what makes a diamond H&A and if that's worth looking into. Also, how about if symmetry and polish were ideal instead of excellent? Premium ideal cut grade? Is that worth it? Is the table percentage range to broad?

    And finally, what would be the liquidity and spread (between and sell) on something like that? Is 30k a reasonable price to pay? Thanks.

    2 AnswersInvesting8 years ago
  • Which golf experts on YouTube are good?

    I see a lot of golf instruction videos on YouTube, but don't know which of the experts actually know what they're talking about. For example, Andy Wild, Arthur DeBolt, Conan Elliott, Jay Golden. What do you think?

    4 AnswersGolf8 years ago
  • Can "bounce" (not "bounce angle") also mean the back of a sand wedge?

    I'm watching a YouTube video where the word is used that way. Is this golf slang or a secondary meaning of the term?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQljaii790o

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    &t=0m18s

    This video will automatically start at 18 seconds, but the critical part is at 29 seconds.

    3 AnswersGolf8 years ago
  • Are we about to shut down?

    No time for details. It's 6:29 PST!

    3 AnswersYahoo Answers8 years ago
  • What would happen if an asteroid were instantly transported to a tropical rain forest during the rainy season?

    Let's say it was from the asteroid belt, at 4 degrees above absolute zero, potato-shaped, about four miles long, and made of iron. (That way it won't break apart from the force of earth's gravity.)

    How far would it sink into the ground from the weight? Would its weight depress the earth's crust for miles around, or tens of miles? Would the air around it freeze solid? Would liquid air form around the air-ice and pour down the side, forming a puddle or lake?

    How would it effect the weather? Would a super-gigantic thundercloud form overhead raining down hailstones the size of basketballs? Would it be big enough to effect world climate?

    2 AnswersEarth Sciences & Geology8 years ago
  • What's a hanging lie?

    I'm worried my dad might get executed for something he said on the golf course.

    2 AnswersGolf8 years ago
  • When did the pound avoirdupois replace the troy pound as the UK standard?

    Some sources say 1841, others say it was the Weights and Measures Act of 1878. A reliable source would be helpful.

    1 AnswerHistory8 years ago