snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 241
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: compass
Forum: Social Studies 17 April 2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 62,582
Posted By compass
ETA: "sequential". I meant what I said: where is...

ETA: "sequential". I meant what I said: where is it stated that now expands to "having heard Albert"
Forum: Social Studies 17 April 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 62,582
Posted By compass
Where is it stated that they are speaking? ...

Where is it stated that they are speaking?

ETA: is is clearly not obvious, or there would not be a subset of intelligent people who speak English having trouble understanding it, would there?
Forum: Social Studies 17 April 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 62,582
Posted By compass
The second one does not state explicitly that...

The second one does not state explicitly that "Having heard Albert speak" is the meaning of now. It may be obvious to someone who has heard these before, but if one has to decode the question, it is...
Forum: Social Studies 17 April 2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 62,582
Posted By compass
Indeed. Both I and a colleague were mainly...

Indeed. Both I and a colleague were mainly confused by the phrasing but competent at formal logic. It didn't click for me that the statements were meant to be sequential, since in the maths I'm used...
Forum: Social Studies 16 April 2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 62,582
Posted By compass
I have a maths degree (well maths and physics,...

I have a maths degree (well maths and physics, plus astrophysics PhD) and I'm terrible at these things. Didn't get this one*, and the Monty Hall problem still confuses the hell out of me. But then, I...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 March 2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,211
Posted By compass
I was "nearly hit" by a car yesterday. It pulled...

I was "nearly hit" by a car yesterday. It pulled out of a side road while I was riding along a straight section well away from the kerb, preparing to signal and turn right at a roundabout (UK). I put...
Forum: Business Bytes 04 September 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,133
Posted By compass
Well, if you make it visit the West End and find...

Well, if you make it visit the West End and find the Maggie van, also nicknamed the death van:
http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-maggie-glasgow
Forum: Business Bytes 03 September 2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,133
Posted By compass
Heh just to ruin all your good work, I must now...

Heh just to ruin all your good work, I must now describe the Glasgow Scooby Snack. Hangover prevention at it's finest, best eaten at 2am after the late pubs shut. Consists of (fried) tattie scone,...
Forum: Rantidote 04 June 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 390,245
Posted By compass
Did you check they really existed? I've noticed...

Did you check they really existed? I've noticed some of the 3rd party bookers list prices that the airlines no longer offer, and they increase if one tries to actually book.
Forum: Rantidote 02 June 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 463,857
Posted By compass
Damn, I really have been doing too much...

Damn, I really have been doing too much travelling recently. "Home" is wherever I'm sleeping tonight.
Forum: Rantidote 02 June 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 463,857
Posted By compass
It was in fact so good that I went home after one...

It was in fact so good that I went home after one shot, to avoid over indulging.



Yes, that level of flavoured may as well be pre-mixed, like the Whisky Mac in a bottle I got last Xmas. ...
Forum: Rantidote 02 June 2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 463,857
Posted By compass
I just got back from Poland with a bottle of...

I just got back from Poland with a bottle of Zubrowka. According to Wikipedia it's banned in the US for containing coumarin, but damn it tastes good. Smooth vodka with a hint of vanilla and something...
Forum: SLC 20 April 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 373,524
Posted By compass
I know this was 3 days ago, but I just read it...

I know this was 3 days ago, but I just read it and it is very much a LTTMYH : remembering that moment when you first feel genuinely happy after months of badness, and reflecting on all the feels you...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 135,629
Posted By compass
I think I did both of those. I said it "penny...

I think I did both of those. I said it "penny lope" though, because "antelope". Although "an-tel-oh-pee" does sound like quite a nice creature.
Forum: SLC 04 March 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 416,404
Posted By compass
And perhaps bring it on faster just to get it...

And perhaps bring it on faster just to get it over with. I mean, if you also see it as likely or inevitable, what's the point of being constantly fearful? In a bizarre sense, if you expect to fail it...
Forum: SLC 03 March 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 416,404
Posted By compass
I'd also suggest, cliche as it is, that it's...

I'd also suggest, cliche as it is, that it's easier to break down than to build.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 03 March 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,902
Posted By compass
(Not a doctor etc etc) Strengthen yes, but if...

(Not a doctor etc etc)
Strengthen yes, but if it is a disk issue or e.g. facet joints "wiggling things around" is exactly what you don't want to do. So it may be better to avoid most "abdominal"...
Forum: Rantidote 28 February 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 468,133
Posted By compass
One of my maths lecturers, getting no answer to a...

One of my maths lecturers, getting no answer to a question, asked if he was speaking Chinese. He then looked at his audience (I can't be sure, but certainly in appearance about 1/3rd Chinese),...
Forum: Rantidote 25 February 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 480,133
Posted By compass
It's not a problem to need help, in fact it's...

It's not a problem to need help, in fact it's rather expected in your current position. Competence in context means being able to articulate what help you need, and actively receiving it, rather than...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 449,286
Posted By compass
Sorry but it has to be done: women are however...

Sorry but it has to be done: women are however more likely to be accused of being upset because of their period....
Forum: Moot Court 04 February 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,030
Posted By compass
I went looking for a half remembered quote about...

I went looking for a half remembered quote about scientists and childlikeness, and discovered this instead:
"Even preschoolers approach the world much like scientists: They are convinced that...
Forum: Social Studies 29 January 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,209
Posted By compass
"Riding high", i.e. deliberately occupying a...

"Riding high", i.e. deliberately occupying a lane, requiring you be overtaken properly, is often a bloody good idea! They really objected to that???
Forum: Police Blotter 27 January 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,719
Posted By compass
I just want to hear his poem. I am imagining...

I just want to hear his poem. I am imagining McGonagall:

OOOOh, as I was boarding a plane in the Airport of Birmingham,
at the security point I was stopped by a man,
and he said sir this...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 January 2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 487,751
Posted By compass
I dislike Ms as much as I dislike Miss and Mrs....

I dislike Ms as much as I dislike Miss and Mrs. For all it's non-specific it feels very much artificial. Maybe the connotations of refusing to reveal which (I seem to recall this attitude from some...
Forum: Science 20 January 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 36,508
Posted By compass
The trick is they write down a "sum" in the...

The trick is they write down a "sum" in the traditional sense, 1+2+... and then claim the redefined sense to be the same thing. It is not. The extension of the definition of the sum is motivated by...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 241

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.