February 26th, 2008

Warning, Trickster

oral colloidal silver

I'm looking for information on what oral colloidal silver tastes like, without addatives such as sweeteners or mints to disguise its natural taste. I googled for "oral colloidal silver taste" and "oral colloidal silver flavor", but just get stuff that has flavors added to it, and am looking for a description of what the heck it would taste like plain.
WOW that was fast. Thanks :)
Fluffy Vulcan

Burial requests--Present Day United States and United Kingdom

A British national (formerly of England) with no living relatives arrives in the USA on a work visa. He subsequently acquires US citizenship while retaining dual citizenship with the UK. Approximately 30 years later, he dies, to all intents and purposes either intestate, or at least without leaving instructions as to his burial. He is buried in the USA.

Approximately 2 years later, a will comes to light in which the deceased had asked to be buried in the UK.

At this stage, can this be done? How likely is it that it would be done? If it can be, what steps are involved? And if a close friend is opposed to the disinterment and reburial, can he do anything to stop it? 

I googled repatriation and reburial, but didn't find what I needed.

Rabbit 1

Proper Military Term US Air Force


Okay, last time I tried this I drove half of you mad for not being more specific, well, here's the exact thing I need.


An expedition to another Galaxy, Stargate Atlantis for those that know the show. It's civilian led but military protected. Okay, here's the thing, for most of the time of the expedition, a Lt. Colonel has been the military commander of the base. The civilian head, has been recently replaced with a military one, though not in that capacity. That person is in charge of the whole expedition. Military and scientific alike. So, the military head goes on missions to other planets with a civilian team, mostly to form alliences and interchange of goods. For the last two planets they have gone, they have been practically throw off at gun point, or spear point. The Civilian commander is a little annoyed with this fact, so in a non-to-serious-way, she gives the Lt. Colonel, she being a Colonel, some meaningless duty to inspire him to be more careful with his negotiating. 

The expedition has both United States marines and air force among their ranks, though both the Colonel leader of the expedition and the military commander are both Air Force. I need to correct terminalogy for doing endless paperwork, inventory or train the newbies. Something the Lt. Colonel would mention to another officer. Here's the paragraph that I need it for:

Men, women, and others that could be one or both, milled through the place. Eating, drinking, mostly talking, and it’s the latter that really interested him. So okay, this was probably not his brightest idea, just a way to shut McKay up and pay him back for all the KP (something else) he’d had to perform after their latest fubar. But taking a good look at the “competition” and their escorts, he was seriously reconsidering this idea. 

Thank you for your help!

Darkplace: Subtext sucks
  • curtana

Dublin ferries

Setting: Not-too-distant future, Dublin.

I'm currently hung up on a scene where a character is supposed to be catching the ferry to Holyhead from Dublin (as a foot passenger, no car). In fact, the way the scene goes now, he doesn't get on the boat because he thinks he sees someone he knows outside the terminal in the parking lot and winds up running around the area trying to catch up to them (there is magic involved, it's not quite that straightforward, but it'll do...) Eventually, I need to provide them with a somewhat private/out-of-sight area where they can talk. Later still, other characters who are on their way to the ferry need to be able to run into the first two characters, although I haven't decided yet if that's best accomplished at the terminal itself or somewhere else.

I've looked at the Dublin Port homepage, which was somewhat helpful, especially as far as what the terminal itself looks like, and also googled for 'dublin port', 'dublin ferry terminal', 'dublin ferry', 'dublin quay', as well as looking at the area on Google Maps. But I was hoping that someone would be able to help me with fleshing out the description of the area around the terminal and a bit further afield (on the map, I'm looking at somewhere around Tolka Quay Road/Alexandra Road, if that helps). Right now I'm envisioning it as industrial wasteland, because that's sort of what it looks like from the satellite images, but I know those can be deceptive. What I'm wondering is, how run down is it, how busy, how tight is security in that area, that sort of thing. Any noteworthy smells, sounds, sights that I could include in this scene? There appear to be train tracks, do freight trains run there regularly? What does the water look like? Would it be unusual for someone to be walking/running about in that area, or would it attract attention? Is there somewhere that would be reasonably private where my characters could talk (like, an alley or something would be okay, it doesn't have to be inside or anything...)? Anything else that you can think of would be helpful?

Thanks in advance :)