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Forum: Amusement Bark 23 January 2019, 06:05 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
I really wanted to like that show (and not only...

I really wanted to like that show (and not only because I was being emotionally cajoled into watching it by a small person). But every time that horrifying stereotype of an Indian-American boy came...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 January 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon23 The fundamental flaw in the experimental method...

The fundamental flaw in the experimental method is that I am not there to eat the results.
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Posted By ganzfeld
Some people do write it like that, >< or more...

Some people do write it like that, >< or more often like )(, and I always wonder how the heck am I supposed to tell it apart from chi? It also depends if one is drawing the letter X or a symbol...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,945
Posted By ganzfeld
Germany :eek: I'm a bit surprised by this one too. Maybe...

:eek: I'm a bit surprised by this one too. Maybe my dad's generation or so might have had that reflex. (Although, I have to admit my first reflex might be "East or West?" I don't think that's quite...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By ganzfeld
True. The trick I learned when I was very little...

True. The trick I learned when I was very little was to add a tiny bit of vinegar. (I don't even remember how old I was when I started using this recipe. About six or seven.) But I learned very...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 January 2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By ganzfeld
I would think that the moment you order (and...

I would think that the moment you order (and especially eat) something at a restaurant you've entered a contract to pay for it. Obviously that's not always how it works out but you are obligated to...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By ganzfeld
As I said before, though, I'm not all that picky...

As I said before, though, I'm not all that picky about biscuits. I mean, I want them like my mom and her mom (both from the way south) made too but I don't think it's a food to get fussy about as...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By ganzfeld
I started cooking with 'buttermilk' recipes first...

I started cooking with 'buttermilk' recipes first but I think by the time I was eight I realized I wasn't ever going to be cooking with buttermilk and adjusted. :)

More folding is, IMO, what...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,121
Posted By ganzfeld
Very interesting Beachlife. The recipe I...

Very interesting Beachlife.

The recipe I would usually use is somewhat akin to a pie crust and from memory. I'm sure it called for all-purpose flour but I usually use whatever is on hand. What...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By ganzfeld
That's the best idea so far. Only, given how the...

That's the best idea so far. Only, given how the UK is only connected to France at that one point, they should just build a water way between, a huge channel. The only place to get in would be by...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 January 2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By ganzfeld
Another cool cartoon ruined by TV and movies. We...

Another cool cartoon ruined by TV and movies. We must have had almost every book of them. (At least every one published between '50 and '75)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By ganzfeld
United Kingdom I'm just skeptical is all. The thing is, people...

I'm just skeptical is all. The thing is, people talk about Brexit all the time, but like everyone has a camera on their cell phones and, isn't it a bit weird that no one has ever photographed one?
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Roll eyes Be careful. If you make any criticism of the...

Be careful. If you make any criticism of the article, some here will see it as having "a personal investment in" Flat-Earther ideology.
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
OK. Sorry if I offended you. I've said my...

OK. Sorry if I offended you. I've said my opinions, too, and I hope everyone knows I think it's fine to say an opinion. Someone might ask you why you have that opinion. Also OK. In my opinion.
...
Forum: Social Studies 17 January 2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Who said you can't make the claim? I was just...

Who said you can't make the claim? I was just wondering where you got that info. If you don't want to talk about it, fine.
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Our eyes and brains are extremely bad at...

Our eyes and brains are extremely bad at understanding reality from observations, especially at that distance and size. So I think it would be terrible advice to trust that kind of observation....
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
While I think meeting a few and talking to them...

While I think meeting a few and talking to them is a great way to begin understanding, I don't think it's a good way to form an opinion about any group.

What I know, for what it's worth, comes...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
:lol: Well, personally, I'm not that...

:lol:

Well, personally, I'm not that interested in the bogus science of flatland. I am, however, quite interested in 1) What makes a jab at a fool funny rather than just a cheap shot (if not...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Key words being "greater than it is" and...

Key words being "greater than it is" and "Wikipedia". (ETA And it's baffling that people including whoever writes this Wikicrap accept the links to illusory superiority despite the fact that none of...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Where did you get those claims about Flat...

Where did you get those claims about Flat Earthers?

The real lesson we could have and should have learned form Dunning-Kruger and their ilk is that it happens in every domain and, therefore...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
We're talking about flat-earthers (particularly...

We're talking about flat-earthers (particularly the ones crocoduck met) not any other group.

So is the claim that they "claim to have superior knowledge" compared to those who actually do? That's...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
I read the whole post. I don't see why you would...

I read the whole post. I don't see why you would see that as the Dunning-Kruger effect. What do you think Dunning and Kruger found in their research that you observed in the people you met?
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
What proportion is it? I'm prepared to be shocked.

What proportion is it? I'm prepared to be shocked.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
I agree with this, except for the frustrating...

I agree with this, except for the frustrating part. I don't find Flat Earthers frustrating. But I get that people are frustrated by different things.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,107
Posted By ganzfeld
Really? Please explain what you mean by that.

Really? Please explain what you mean by that.
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