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Old 07 April 2017, 02:37 AM
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I vaguely remember reading something about a study that showed that pre-testing (i.e. quizzing students on material you haven't yet taught but are about to present)
improves learning by priming the brain to receive the information and laying the neural pathways to retrieve it. But I can't seem to find what I'm looking for using those search terms. Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or did I imagine this?
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Old 07 April 2017, 02:45 AM
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Maybe start here, Esprise Me:
Lindsey et al. "The pretesting effect: Do unsuccessful retrieval attempts enhance learning?." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 15.3 (2009): 243.

I'm not familiar with it, though.
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Were there any actual animals at all in the "live-action" Jungle Book movie last year?

It was almost a year ago that I saw it, so I don't remember clearly. But I was talking with someone and the question came up, and I feel like there had to be at least one real animal somewhere in the film, even if just a background animal or animals in establishing shots. Or even just birds in scenery shots. Obviously the animal characters were all CGI, but I would be surprised if the whole film contained no real animals at all.

Does anyone know anything about this?
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Old 14 April 2017, 06:44 AM
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Is there any way to ask a serious artist if his works of art are for sale without seeming profane? How about when one can't pay anything close to the amount one would like to offer? Asking for a friend. (Who is an artist. And I don't want to annoy. Even though I wish I had some. And can't bear to live without it.)
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Old 14 April 2017, 11:51 AM
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You say, "Hey, would you like some free publicity?"...
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In MLB, can a switch hitter switch at the plate? IE, can take two pitches as a left-handed hitter, then take the rest as a right-handed hitter?
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Old 14 April 2017, 04:46 PM
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Yep, a switch hitter can switch every pitch if he desires. Doesn't really make sense though, because a switch hitter wants to bat from the side opposite from which the pitcher throws.

Interestingly, there's a fairly recent rule about switch PITCHERS. If you have an ambidextrous pitcher facing a switch hitter, you could run into a problem. The new-ish rule says the pitcher must declare which side he's throwing from and can't switch during the at-bat.
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Tili Tili Bom is an actual Russian nursery rhyme. I've asked for more details from my Russian people. What more do you want to know?
ask them what contact they've had with Donald Trump.
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Old 16 April 2017, 12:07 AM
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You say, "Hey, would you like some free publicity?"...
Ugh. I'm afraid that's probably how I've come off. Eh bien, c'est la vie
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Old 16 April 2017, 11:20 PM
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Ask the artist if their work is in a gallery.
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Old 16 April 2017, 11:55 PM
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Doesn't really make sense though, because a switch hitter wants to bat from the side opposite from which the pitcher throws.
Generally, but he might if the other team switched pitchers in the middle of an at-bat, which isn't common but happens from time to time.
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Yep, a switch hitter can switch every pitch if he desires. Doesn't really make sense though, because a switch hitter wants to bat from the side opposite from which the pitcher throws.
Just to add to this, in fastpitch softball (I know, different sport), not only is it allowed, but there could be some reasons to do so. Some players who bat right prefer to slash or bunt from the lefty side. I wonder if a baseball player would ever try that- say a pitcher who is batting with a runner on second, try to drag bunt from the left and if he gets two strikes, go to the righty side to swing away.

Dave...the things you learn about sports when you have a daughter...
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Is there any way to ask a serious artist if his works of art are for sale without seeming profane? How about when one can't pay anything close to the amount one would like to offer?
What about: "I really like your work! Would you consider selling it? I'd love to have it in my , even though I'm afraid I couldn't pay anything close to the amount I would like to offer."

From what I understand, serious artists consider offers to buy their pieces as both welcome appreciation and a source of the money their are - if only partly - living from (or at least buying new materials from). And not knowing the price, your own words above sound like a good way to ask while at the same time offer praise.

Alternatively, you could ask if s/he has an exhibition sometime - these are meant to sell works of art. And the prices are posted.
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Old 18 April 2017, 04:42 PM
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Richard, never ask an artist to give you something for free (which is what the above implies). Their time is worth as much as yours.

Every artist I know would love to have someone ask if their work is for sale. Any of them would work with you to see if they have something in their inventory that you can afford.

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Old 18 April 2017, 05:52 PM
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Richard, never ask an artist to give you something for free (which is what the above implies). Their time is worth as much as yours.
But if you promise to lecture every visitor to your living room on the painting for at least half an hour, then it's definitely a fair trade.
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Richard, never ask an artist to give you something for free (which is what the above implies).
I know, it was a joke. Luckily ganzfeld got it...
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Old 18 April 2017, 07:54 PM
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I guess I've heard too many of my artist friends complain about being asked something like that. The joke went clear over my head (certain kinds of jokes almost always do).

My glass artist friend was selling unicorn and alien poop this weekend. I have the planet ornament set. The hardest part is figuring out how to display them when they're not on a tree.

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The hardest part is figuring out how to display them when they're not on a tree.

Seaboe
See if you can find a welder who will rig up a concentric set of stainless wire rings in expanding diameters, each can suspend a globe, with a central point you can wire up to a ceiling hook.

These are really, really cool! I may just have to invest in a set of these!!
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I have Pluto. I bought it for my daughter, but it ended up in my china cabinet.
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Were kidney beans named after the Kidneys or were the Kidneys named after kidney beans?

Felt like posting some a little silly to change things up a little.
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