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comment Homebrewing (Beer, Wine, etc.): Why should I throw away the first spirits that come out when distilling?
Distilling is off-topic
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comment Homebrewing (Beer, Wine, etc.)
@Jaydles - Why not just change it to "Brewing" ? (and/or maybe change the subtitle to include "Beer, Wine and other alcoholic beverages" ?)
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comment Physics: What is the most influential theory/breakthrough in [Physics Sub-field]?
@tobias. OK, fair enough.
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comment Physics: How long will our sun last?
Belongs on both Astronomy and here I think.
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comment Physics: What is the most influential theory/breakthrough in [Physics Sub-field]?
I can't understand why this has got off-topic votes (too basic, or because it's badly phrased?).
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revised Photography and Photographic Editing: What other makes of camera have active community firmware hacking / scripting projects like CHDK for Canon compacts?
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revised Astronomy: I want to help detect and track Near Earth Objects (NEOs), what can I do?
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comment Physics: Why did the creator make electrons so negative?
(Obligatory XKCD xkcd.com/567 )
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comment Physics: Recommended books for a first-year undergraduate physics student?
@Good No one right answer but a good wiki topic I think, since some books really do shine out above others (sadly they're not always the recommended texts).
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comment Physics: What would be the implications be to the Standard Model if the Higgs Boson isn't found within the energy range of the LHC?
@KennyTM - exactly :) It was intended to be an example off-topic question for the astronomy site.
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comment Physics: [Meta] Should this be for research level questions ONLY, in a similar fashion to mathoverflow.net?
@KennyTM I think so - there are similar questions on several other proposals - it seems like a reasonable way to poll community opinion on the focus of a proposal.
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revised Physics: [Meta] Should this be for research level questions ONLY, in a similar fashion to mathoverflow.net?
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comment Physics: [Meta] Should this be for research level questions ONLY, in a similar fashion to mathoverflow.net?
Should this SE try and accommodate everything from high-school Physics homework to post-graduate level questions? (vote yes if you want it restricted, no to make it general)
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comment Physics
@tadeusz - Added a meta topic to poll this issue area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1908/physics/…
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proposed question Physics: [Meta] Should this be for research level questions ONLY, in a similar fashion to mathoverflow.net?
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comment Physics
@tadeusz True. Then one solution would be to take the Mathoverflow approach of insisting on grad-level questions.
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comment Physics: What would be the implications be to the Standard Model if the Higgs Boson isn't found within the energy range of the LHC?
I think this should be off-topic on the astronomy SE, belong here ( area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/51/astronomy/… ))
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proposed question Physics: What would be the implications be to the Standard Model if the Higgs Boson isn't found within the energy range of the LHC?
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comment Physics
@Tadeusz - It probably will, but it would hopefully survive the same way that SO survives the flood of homework questions - getting the "pilots" on board first.
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comment Physics: Recommended books for a first-year undergraduate physics student?
(should be wiki) One very good answer: The Feynman Lectures en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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proposed question Physics: Recommended books for a first-year undergraduate physics student?
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comment Geographic Information Systems: How do I convert shapefiles for use with Google Maps?
See also area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1425/…
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comment Geographic Information Systems: I have a shapefile delineating the voting districts in my town. What's the quickest way to visualize them on Google Maps?
See also area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1425/…
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comment Gaming: Who wants to create an official “gaming.SE” Steam group?
perfect for meta.gaming.
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comment Photography and Photographic Editing: What other makes of camera have active community firmware hacking / scripting projects like CHDK for Canon compacts?
chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK
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proposed question Photography and Photographic Editing: What other makes of camera have active community firmware hacking / scripting projects like CHDK for Canon compacts?
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