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Forum: Social Studies 13 October 2018, 06:44 PM
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Dunkin’ Donuts unveils a tiny home powered by recycled coffee grounds

https://inhabitat.com/dunkin-donuts-unveils-a-tiny-home-powered-by-recycled-coffee-grounds/


Another for rent outside Boston: ...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 October 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Esprise Me
Meth is indeed a helluva drug, but I don't think...

Meth is indeed a helluva drug, but I don't think that's how gas pumps work.
Forum: Rantidote 12 October 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,255
Posted By Esprise Me
It's my understanding that traditional gasoline...

It's my understanding that traditional gasoline engines in cars also generate enough heat that it can be recycled into the passenger compartment in cold weather, but with hybrid and electric...
Forum: Social Studies 11 October 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Esprise Me
Under the Air Carrier Access Act, airlines are...

Under the Air Carrier Access Act, airlines are permitted, but not mandated, to require 48 hours notice if a passenger intends to bring an emotional support animal on board. This could allow them to...
Forum: Social Studies 11 October 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,238
Posted By Esprise Me
I grew up with a water heater and stove that both...

I grew up with a water heater and stove that both relied on pilot lights, and encountered a gas stove that required electricity to ignite for the first time in college when I moved in to my first...
Forum: Social Studies 09 October 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,238
Posted By Esprise Me
I suppose anything is possible, but an ice storm...

I suppose anything is possible, but an ice storm hitting Los Angeles is not among my top worries. And if a tornado hits, I'm just going to hope it drops us all safely in Oz, because no one around...
Forum: Social Studies 09 October 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,238
Posted By Esprise Me
There's at least a scintilla of evidence that tea...

There's at least a scintilla of evidence that tea tree oil may help with dandruff, (https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-113/tea-tree-oil)and it does feel really nice and cool on the...
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,255
Posted By Esprise Me
Supposedly Comic Sans is one of the easier fonts...

Supposedly Comic Sans is one of the easier fonts for people with dyslexia. I don't know if that has anything to do with your trainer's choice, but I feel a little guilty for hating on it now.
Forum: Social Studies 08 October 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,238
Posted By Esprise Me
I guess I haven't bothered to prepare for a...

I guess I haven't bothered to prepare for a disaster because I've never lost power even long enough for the food to go bad. The handful of power outages I experienced growing up weren't even related...
Forum: Social Studies 08 October 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Esprise Me
I'd be interested if you can find the link to the...

I'd be interested if you can find the link to the site that talked about whether the speaker thinks they pronounce two similar words differently and whether other people actually hear the difference.
Forum: Social Studies 07 October 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,238
Posted By Esprise Me
My brother- and sister-in-law have a little bit...

My brother- and sister-in-law have a little bit of a homestead setup; they have a large property up in northern California, where they grow a bunch of produce and raise a variety of animals, but...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,255
Posted By Esprise Me
That makes sense. To me, the "e" in Erin, error,...

That makes sense. To me, the "e" in Erin, error, and effort (and merry) are all the same, and different from the initial vowel in Aaron. But then I was a little thrown off when Lainie likened Aaron...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,126
Posted By Esprise Me
Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate (https://nyti.ms/2IIPeKH)



I know the usual convention is to post the first paragraph or so, to give a brief and clear synopsis of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,142
Posted By Esprise Me
I also thought ASL's analogy was solid, and I...

I also thought ASL's analogy was solid, and I think it's distinguishable from stolen valor in that the appropriator in his example wasn't trying to claim military honors; rather, he was so ignorant...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,255
Posted By Esprise Me
Thorny, how do you say "error"? Is it like the...

Thorny, how do you say "error"? Is it like the "e" in "effort," or more like "air"?
Forum: Rantidote 06 October 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,255
Posted By Esprise Me
I had nothing to contribute but was finding it...

I had nothing to contribute but was finding it fascinating. I learn so much here.
Forum: Social Studies 06 October 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't think it does? I didn't say my wedding...

I don't think it does? I didn't say my wedding ended up being simple; quite the opposite. I was using it to explain and affirm Mouse's concerns that "nothing is simple when there's family involved...
Forum: Social Studies 05 October 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Esprise Me
You can certainly do that, but when there's...

You can certainly do that, but when there's "family involved and all the cultural baggage looming over it," it may be more of a headache than planning a wedding that's more in line with people's...
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,609
Posted By Esprise Me
How are we supposed to gawk at their plastic...

How are we supposed to gawk at their plastic surgery disasters if they just age gracefully?
Forum: Business Bytes 05 October 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By Esprise Me
Can confirm that the phrase "E ticket ride" is...

Can confirm that the phrase "E ticket ride" is still kicking around as a bit of old timey local slang. I was born in '83 but heard it from my folks, who moved to Orange County in the '70s, and it's...
Forum: Business Bytes 04 October 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,438
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't know if they'll lose money, as there seem...

I don't know if they'll lose money, as there seem to be plenty of people who want to visit Disney parks and could figure out a way to do without the benches. But I do suspect that a fair number of...
Forum: Rantidote 04 October 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 85,539
Posted By Esprise Me
I got the flu shot today and my left arm is a...

I got the flu shot today and my left arm is a little sore. I always opt for the left arm since I'm right-handed, but now I sleep on the left side of the bed, which means I like to sleep on my left...
Forum: Techno-Babble 03 October 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Esprise Me
Plastic, mostly, which I think is probably key.

Plastic, mostly, which I think is probably key.
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,252
Posted By Esprise Me
In response to Mouse: I think if Election Day...

In response to Mouse: I think if Election Day were part of a 3-day weekend, we'd see even lower turnout due to people traveling.
Forum: Techno-Babble 02 October 2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By Esprise Me
In case it wasn't clear--I ran the vinegar...

In case it wasn't clear--I ran the vinegar through the coffeemaker; I didn't just soak the glass carafe.
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