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Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,336
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Some of them have made up quasi-mathematical...

Some of them have made up quasi-mathematical models for how perspective works, to explain how things far away just naturally look curved, but it's an illusion. Others think the airlines put special...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 January 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Errata
Try it once side by side, and see if it works for...

Try it once side by side, and see if it works for you. It's a very simple dish, with few ingredients, so I'd be wary about skimping on the signature ingredient like that. But I haven't tried it.
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Forum: Amusement Bark 16 January 2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By Errata
Into the Spiderverse was the best Spiderman movie...

Into the Spiderverse was the best Spiderman movie (very surprisingly, since it was by Sony animation), and this one doesn't seem very promising in comparison.
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,336
Posted By Errata
When he was a young boy, he visited the edge of...

When he was a young boy, he visited the edge of the Earth, and his parents fell off. Now it's a sensitive topic.
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,336
Posted By Errata
The trolls are definitely a factor, but a...

The trolls are definitely a factor, but a shocking proportion of gullible conspiracy nuts are drawn into it for real.
Forum: Social Studies 14 January 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,336
Posted By Errata
Plenty of people would know the first thing. ...

Plenty of people would know the first thing. They just wouldn't know the last thing. There are a lot of differences big and small, ranging from the big obvious issues down to the details requiring...
Forum: SLC 23 December 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Errata
Haven't heard of that at a medical school. It's...

Haven't heard of that at a medical school. It's something that I associate more with community colleges, though I've heard of 4 year universities that do it. It's a fair point that the tuition is...
Forum: SLC 21 December 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Errata
That would be 3.5 years of lost investment...

That would be 3.5 years of lost investment returns or additional student loan interest on the final semester's payment. Plus some people don't make it all 4 years. Things happen. You don't want to...
Forum: SLC 21 December 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Errata
Ivy League is just a bunch of old schools in a...

Ivy League is just a bunch of old schools in a sports league. They are all well regarded, but not exclusively so, particularly when it comes to graduate and professional schools, which have to be...
Forum: Social Studies 15 December 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,671
Posted By Errata
My office used to have no formal limit to sick...

My office used to have no formal limit to sick days, but formalized it to 2 weeks per year, with no rollover to the next year if you don't use it. Most people never come anywhere close to using it...
Forum: Fun House 14 December 2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By Errata
You're right, Trump has a keen ear for nuance.

You're right, Trump has a keen ear for nuance.
Forum: Fun House 14 December 2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By Errata
Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh If he were...

Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh

If he were younger, he might might appreciate a lot of rap songs, with self-aggrandizing lyrics and lyrics about wealth, especially those by his former MAGA buddy...
Forum: Social Studies 14 December 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By Errata
None of these are clever, so they don't work as...

None of these are clever, so they don't work as jokes. And yes, if you're going to single out random classmates, you do need some tact, even if you think it's funny. Rude plus not funny is just a...
Forum: Social Studies 13 December 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,671
Posted By Errata
It's rampant in certain types of lower paying...

It's rampant in certain types of lower paying hourly jobs, or jobs with limited potential for career growth. If you aren't paying enough for professionalism, then then the employees don't have a lot...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 November 2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By Errata
There were claims that a PG&E transformer started...

There were claims that a PG&E transformer started the massive Thomas Fire last year too. But I haven't heard any official statement confirming that or any other specific cause.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 November 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,326
Posted By Errata
There's been less impact on Southern California...

There's been less impact on Southern California shipping than I expected even though they closed the 101. I guess there must be sufficient alternate routes in the areas affected. During the fires...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 91,891
Posted By Errata
I'm no defender of religion, but I have to...

I'm no defender of religion, but I have to disagree on that. They are not making a good faith attempt to interpret the entire bible. They're cherry picking it at least as much as everyone else is,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,374
Posted By Errata
Here is a map of projects the gas tax funding is...

Here is a map of projects the gas tax funding is going toward.

http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/map.html

It includes, for instance, $10 million of state funding toward repaving the stretch of US 50...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,374
Posted By Errata
I use similar resources for some things that I...

I use similar resources for some things that I don't know enough about, but for others if it's not clear I want to dig into it more. Plus I didn't find a sufficiently localized equivalent to cover...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,374
Posted By Errata
I do agree that voting is important, but it's not...

I do agree that voting is important, but it's not quite honest to say that voting is easy, if you actually care to vote non-randomly, at least not in my state. I voted by mail a few weeks ago when...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 October 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,490
Posted By Errata
They're welcome to start being interesting any...

They're welcome to start being interesting any moment now. So far their personalities are: dyspraxia, cop, and dying. In the past they've had 2 companions at once, both of whom had an interesting,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 October 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,490
Posted By Errata
The new doctor seems likable, but the new season...

The new doctor seems likable, but the new season so far has not been very gripping for me. The first two episodes have been below average monster of the week episodes. The new companions have yet...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 October 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,137
Posted By Errata
99.9% of buyers can't afford this type of...

99.9% of buyers can't afford this type of painting anyway, so they're mostly buying stuff from non-famous artists if they have any interest in acquiring art. And if it's just about appreciating...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,137
Posted By Errata
There's a big difference between run of the mill...

There's a big difference between run of the mill art and the extreme high value items by famous artists like this. At a certain point it's hardly even about the image itself. It's a rare...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 October 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By Errata
Anecdotal, but my company approaches recruitment...

Anecdotal, but my company approaches recruitment and hiring in a fairly rigorous way. They track different recruitment methods at different locations and from year to year, to see how they...
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