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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    Can you get a non-driver ID where you are? I know it's an option in the US, since IR had one for a year or two.

    yes, but unless it's a passport it is not universally acceptable

    for example, our OHIP card (provincial socialized medicine!) is photo ID with your age on it and is a legal form of ID

    however, because your OHIP card number is considered private information, places are not allowed to ask for your health card as photo ID.

    when this is told to employees by management, people assume it means they can't accept an OHIP card as photo ID if it is voluntarily offered by the person you are asking for ID from.

    which is untrue, but such a commonplace myth i've had to have arguments about it on more than one occasion.

    and it is probably an argument i have to have tomorrow, too, because it is literally the only piece of photo ID i have.

    Pony on
  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    For my fantasy garage, my first car would be a 69 Charger followed by the 71 Roadrunner. A Superbird if I could get one. I'd follow up that with something a bit smaller and sporty and go with the 250 GTO.

    Thomamelas on
  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    BTW, this is a kick-ass awesomesauce article about rape. I'd make a thread about it but then it would become a rape thread and making a rape thread is a little like raping the forum.

    http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/meet-the-predators/
    We need to revoke the rapists’ social license to operate. We need to stop asking, “why do we think he didn’t know she wasn’t consenting,” which is the first question now, really. First as a cultural matter — leaving the legal matter aside — we need to adopt the stance that sexual interaction ought to always be had in a state of affirmative consent by all participants; that anything else is aberrant.

    I saw you post this on FB but didn't want to comment what with being an internet person and all.

    Do you think that when men who commit rape claim not to believe themselves to be rapists, it's a genuine incidence of doublethink or is it more like when Cheney says we don't torture?

    I wouldn't have friended you on Facebook if I didn't welcome your comments on my shiz.

    I'm actually kind of choosy about who I let on my FB.

    Anyway, I don't know, and I'm also not certain that I understand your question.

    :^:
    I meant to say, does the guy who says he's not a rapist after admitting to getting a girl drunk so he could have sex with her generally believe that what he does is somehow different from rape, or is it more like when Tony Soprano says he's an entrepreneur as opposed to a mob boss? That is to say, a deliberate misrepresentation of the facts so as to deflect criticism.

    But thinking about it more, I guess Soprano was trying to convince himself as much as he was anyone else, so it might be moot.

    TL DR on
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
    Random youtube embed to test if Chrome uses the internal plugin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1oOe2gg__Y

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Anyone have an answer to the being totaled question?
    Did you tell your insurance company that you'd installed it? A lot of times making modifications to the car that affect its power can actually cause your insurance company to drop you, so unless they already knew about it, I'd keep quiet.

    It wouldn't matter if his own insurer dropped him, he's claiming from the other guy (they're the same company, but still).

    japan on
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Anyone have an answer to the being totaled question?

    its good in that you will get cash in the value of your car (not sure about your import/mod)

    it is bad, in that you will never find a car in as good of shape, at the same price.

    everything will be over priced.

    you will buy a car that is nicer or at the very least more expensive.

    used car prices seem pretty low right now

    I'd say it's a good time to be a buyer

    I feel like this is going to end up being a huge hassle.
    If you really, really want to keep your car, and they total it, buy it from them for salvage. You get your payout, then use some of that money to buy it back. Then you take it to a body shop and they repair it. "Totaled" doesn't mean the car is unfixable, just that it would cost more (for the insurance company) to fix it rather than pay out it's (3/4ths) value to you. I had a fender bender a few years back, the insurance company came out, did a damage estimate, and cut me a check. Then I took the car to a body shop, had them do an estimate, and it came out about $300 less than the insurance estimate. So, I had the body shop fix it and pocketed the extra $300 from the insurance payout.

    matt has a problem on
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    LaOs wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    Just go to the Licensing peeps and ask for a photo ID without the license. You should be able to get that and then you don't have to worry about carrying around your large and valuable Passport.

    pretty sure they don't do that in Ontario

    the closest thing we have to that is the Age of Majority Card, which nobody besides bars and the LCBO seems to accept (i know people who have one and it is mostly useless)

    Pony on
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.

    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    DasUberEdward on
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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    In the US we have a "state ID", which is functionally the same as a drivers license with the obvious exception of allowing one to operate a motor vehicle. No such analogue in America's attic?

    I've often had my US passport rejected at bars and whatnot.

    We only accept foreign passports they say.

    my replies are generally not safe for anyone.

    The obvious recourse in that situation is "Gawd damn it, this is Amerrica!"

    TL DR on
  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck (♡°◡°) Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    heh. i just bought my car used, at the BMW dealership, for under bluebook....

    so i suppose you're right...

    what car?

    volvo s40 1.9t

    huh

    a diesel?

    skippydumptruck on
  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    Can you get a non-driver ID where you are? I know it's an option in the US, since IR had one for a year or two.

    yes, but unless it's a passport it is not universally acceptable

    for example, our OHIP card (provincial socialized medicine!) is photo ID with your age on it and is a legal form of ID

    however, because your OHIP card number is considered private information, places are not allowed to ask for your health card as photo ID.

    when this is told to employees by management, people assume it means they can't accept an OHIP card as photo ID if it is voluntarily offered by the person you are asking for ID from.

    which is untrue, but such a commonplace myth i've had to have arguments about it on more than one occasion.

    and it is probably an argument i have to have tomorrow, too, because it is literally the only piece of photo ID i have.
    Go to the licensing peeps, man. Go where you would go to get your license photo ID and they should be able to give you regular photo ID that is the same, just without the license info attached.

    LaOs on
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    You could get a driver's license.

    Then you would have a driver's license.

    _J_ on
  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    Bubbles go pop.

    http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

    YamiNoSenshi on
    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.

    Watch me sometimes stream games.
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    In the US we have a "state ID", which is functionally the same as a drivers license with the obvious exception of allowing one to operate a motor vehicle. No such analogue in America's attic?

    some provinces do

    for example, BC has the "BC ID", which is a provincial photo ID with your age and stuff on it

    however, you pretty much can't use it outside that province, since people elsewhere will be like "i have no idea what that is, i have no way of knowing if it is something you just made up"

    which is why Ontario's "Age of Majority cards" are total crap as well

    Driver's Licenses and Passports are the only universally accepted IDs in Ontario. Health cards should be but because of a very commonplace myth about them it causes me a pain in the ass.

    Pony on
  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    heh. i just bought my car used, at the BMW dealership, for under bluebook....

    so i suppose you're right...

    what car?

    volvo s40 1.9t

    huh

    a diesel?

    nope.

    thisisntwally on
    #someshit
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    _J_ wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    You could get a driver's license.

    Then you would have a driver's license.

    not allowed

    you may remember that i am legally defined as disabled and have a medical history of strokes

    Pony on
  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    Just go to the Licensing peeps and ask for a photo ID without the license. You should be able to get that and then you don't have to worry about carrying around your large and valuable Passport.

    pretty sure they don't do that in Ontario

    the closest thing we have to that is the Age of Majority Card, which nobody besides bars and the LCBO seems to accept (i know people who have one and it is mostly useless)

    Well that's just lame.

    Do you guys have the all-in-one ID/License stuff like Alberta (it's one plastic card with your ID and info on the front and your license number and then with other details like restrictions on the back) or do you have the plastic ID card with your license number and information on it and then actual paper drivers licenses like we have?

    LaOs on
  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The obvious recourse in that situation is "Gawd damn it, this is Amerrica!"

    i usually just start talking down to everyone and demand to speak to a manager.

    thisisntwally on
    #someshit
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    japan wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    Anyone have an answer to the being totaled question?

    What was the question?

    I imported a mazda KL-ZE and had it installed. Will that be taken into account for whatever they give me when the car is declared totaled?

    If a car of the type you own fitted with such an engine will sell for more because of it, then they should be taking it into account.

    Incidentally, did your own insurer know about it?

    No. So uh. I guess that settles that.

    DasUberEdward on
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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited March 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    will i don' think peach schnapps tastes like chemicals but then again i don't know liquor very well

    i am educated about beer and coffee, not wine and liquor

    Yeah the whole "X schnapps" thing is really an american thing and it is really only used in the kinds of mixed drinks aimed at college kids and baby boomers on the beach.

    Basically put, there are a lot of old european liqueurs that are taken pretty seriously in terms of manufacture and ingredients. They're sweet and flavorful and many of them are used in various mixed drink recipes. You can wikipedia things like sloe gin or campari or creme de cassis or cointreau or chartreuse.

    The "schnapps" you see at your local liquor store are basically just enough neutral spirits to make it shelf-stable, corn syrup, artificial flavoring and artificial coloring. It's basically low-end slightly alcoholic candy, and it's the kind of thing that, if it were a food instead of an alcoholic beverage, most of this board would sneer at for it's sheer cheap nastiness. But because it's (slightly) boozy, there's a lot of defensiveness.

    We don't really have too much of an alcohol culture in the US - we drink solely to get drunk, or else we drink to show off - which generally means talking about how fancy or old our scotch is. There's not much awareness outside of these two facets, though maybe that's starting to change a little.

    Irond Will on
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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    Bubbles go pop.

    http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

    why would you even snopes that?

    DasUberEdward on
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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2010
    Pony wrote: »
    _J_ wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    You could get a driver's license.

    Then you would have a driver's license.

    not allowed

    you may remember that i am legally defined as disabled and have a medical history of strokes

    aaah.

    Damn societal norms inconveniencing the unnormal.

    _J_ on
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Mathematica lab on computers with internet access.

    Genius idea.

    OptimusZed on
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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    will i don' think peach schnapps tastes like chemicals but then again i don't know liquor very well

    i am educated about beer and coffee, not wine and liquor

    Yeah the whole "X schnapps" thing is really an american thing and it is really only used in the kinds of mixed drinks aimed at college kids and baby boomers on the beach.

    Basically put, there are a lot of old european liqueurs that are taken pretty seriously in terms of manufacture and ingredients. They're sweet and flavorful and many of them are used in various mixed drink recipes. You can wikipedia things like sloe gin or campari or creme de cassis or cointreau or chartreuse.

    The "schnapps" you see at your local liquor store are basically just enough neutral spirits to make it shelf-stable, corn syrup, artificial flavoring and artificial coloring. It's basically low-end slightly alcoholic candy, and it's the kind of thing that, if it were a food instead of an alcoholic beverage, most of this board would sneer at for it's sheer cheap nastiness. But because it's (slightly) boozy, there's a lot of defensiveness.

    We don't really have too much of an alcohol culture in the US - we drink solely to get drunk, or else we drink to show off - which generally means talking about how fancy or old our scotch is. There's not much awareness outside of these two facets, though maybe that's starting to change a little.

    I am glad that you are a man who knows good things about good things. Every time I see someone purchase sour mix, margarita mix, or any sort of schnapps from a store I am filled to the brim with rage.

    DasUberEdward on
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    Bubbles go pop.

    http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

    why would you even snopes that?

    It seemed hella fake, it was kind of condescending male bullshit, and no way should have gotten a good grade for not answering the question?

    Preacher on
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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    will i don' think peach schnapps tastes like chemicals but then again i don't know liquor very well

    i am educated about beer and coffee, not wine and liquor

    Yeah the whole "X schnapps" thing is really an american thing and it is really only used in the kinds of mixed drinks aimed at college kids and baby boomers on the beach.

    Basically put, there are a lot of old european liqueurs that are taken pretty seriously in terms of manufacture and ingredients. They're sweet and flavorful and many of them are used in various mixed drink recipes. You can wikipedia things like sloe gin or campari or creme de cassis or cointreau or chartreuse.

    The "schnapps" you see at your local liquor store are basically just enough neutral spirits to make it shelf-stable, corn syrup, artificial flavoring and artificial coloring. It's basically low-end slightly alcoholic candy, and it's the kind of thing that, if it were a food instead of an alcoholic beverage, most of this board would sneer at for it's sheer cheap nastiness. But because it's (slightly) boozy, there's a lot of defensiveness.

    We don't really have too much of an alcohol culture in the US - we drink solely to get drunk, or else we drink to show off - which generally means talking about how fancy or old our scotch is. There's not much awareness outside of these two facets, though maybe that's starting to change a little.

    This was a very nice and informative post, thank you!

    A question then- I desire fruit liquor similar to beers brewed with actual fruit

    help me irond will kenobi

    you are my only hope

    and i guess podly as well

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  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    kirsch?


    edit: that was not in response to arch. to arch, i might say something like cordials? of which i know nothing.

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    #someshit
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    basically i want the liquor equivalent of a berry lambic

    Arch on
  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    Bubbles go pop.

    http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

    why would you even snopes that?

    It seemed hella fake, it was kind of condescending male bullshit, and no way should have gotten a good grade for not answering the question?

    i didn't particularly care for the end bit but I thought the religious part was fun. it is also a really silly question anyway so seeing a silly answer didn't send up any fraud alarms.

    i am sorry for hurting you [chat].

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  • ResRes __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Hahahahaha I just found this gem on facebook. I'm not even going to spoiler it.
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.

    The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well :


    Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

    Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

    One student, however, wrote the following:

    First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

    Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

    This gives two possibilities:

    1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

    2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell,then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

    So which is it?

    If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


    THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

    Bubbles go pop.

    http://www.snopes.com/college/exam/hell.asp

    why would you even snopes that?

    It seemed hella fake, it was kind of condescending male bullshit, and no way should have gotten a good grade for not answering the question?

    Because he gave the bullshit about Boyle's Law that the prof was obviously looking for

    Perfectly believable that he got a good grade for it

    Res on
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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    DUE for what it is worth i consider the exchange that just transpired a net positive because it led me here

    Arch on
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    hey jersey/ny homps

    go rsvp in the sticky

    and thank you to whoever stickied it

    you alone are un-hompish

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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    take 36 ounces of coke
    with water in a pot on the stove
    step to make them boulders add
    If the flame is low then turn it up WHOA!!

    Just wait
    Then bag it up
    You got the key homie
    That’s the recipe
    :whistle:

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited March 2010

    i didn't particularly care for the end bit but I thought the religious part was fun. it is also a really silly question anyway so seeing a silly answer didn't send up any fraud alarms.

    i am sorry for hurting you [chat].

    You cut me edward, you cut me deep.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    Http:// pleasepaypreacher.net
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Res wrote: »
    Because he gave the bullshit about Boyle's Law that the prof was obviously looking for

    Perfectly believable that he got a good grade for it

    That you would believe it is of course laughable.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Quick Men's Fashion Question

    Chino cuffs: Yes / no
    Chino pleats: If you like / absolutely not

    Donkey Kong on
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  • Orochi_RockmanOrochi_Rockman __BANNED USERS
    edited March 2010
    I dont know what those are DK.

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  • thisisntwallythisisntwally Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Quick Men's Fashion Question

    Chino cuffs: Yes / no
    Chino pleats: If you like / absolutely not

    no
    absolutely not (edit: wait, these are ok if you have a fat ass)

    thisisntwally on
    #someshit
  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    M-m-m-m-m-make crack like dis!
    1. Look for the n***a wit the whitest snow
    2. No buying from no n***a that you don't know
    make yo way to the kitchen where the stove be
    You get the baking soda I got yo D
    Get the triple beam and measure out yo dope
    Mix one gram of soda every seven grams of coke
    An shake it up until it bubble up an get harder
    Then sit the tube in some ready made cold water
    Twist the bitch like a knot while it's still hot
    And watch that shit while it can rise to the fuckin top
    Now ya cocaine powda is crack.
    N***a I hopes you strapped cause you might get jacked.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    LaOs wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    LaOs wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i don't have a driver's license

    this is a giant pain in the ass for me

    not because i want to drive

    but because everyone uses it as a form of ID and then look at you as some kind of abomination if you don't have it

    tomorrow i have to go out to the airport to shadow one of the dudes at this sales kiosk thing to see how i feel about it

    and in the email the lady's like "and bring your driver's license so you can be escorted past security"

    i really just need to get around to getting my passport, since i'll be able to use that instead

    Just go to the Licensing peeps and ask for a photo ID without the license. You should be able to get that and then you don't have to worry about carrying around your large and valuable Passport.

    pretty sure they don't do that in Ontario

    the closest thing we have to that is the Age of Majority Card, which nobody besides bars and the LCBO seems to accept (i know people who have one and it is mostly useless)

    Well that's just lame.

    Do you guys have the all-in-one ID/License stuff like Alberta (it's one plastic card with your ID and info on the front and your license number and then with other details like restrictions on the back) or do you have the plastic ID card with your license number and information on it and then actual paper drivers licenses like we have?

    your driver's license has all of your license and verification info on it, you don't have any accompanying papers (obviously, if you drive, you have insurance info for that car and whatnot)

    Ontario does not have a provincial universal photo ID, unlike BC and some other provinces.

    it is a giant pain in the ass for people like myself who cannot actually acquire a driver's license

    i am probably going to have to end up challenging my medical reasons for not being allowed to drive just so i can obtain a license just to use as ID! (i don't really want to drive anyway)

    technically, an OHIP card is a legal form of photo ID, however the law says that only health-care providers are allowed to request your healthcard number and information and record it.

    that does not mean a bar isn't allowed to look at my picture and my age and use that eyeball to verify if i am legal age

    or any of the other myriad of things you use photo ID for

    but people are stupid shits and they think that whole "can't request healthcard information or record it" thing as a rule saying healthcards aren't ID

    they are

    i had to deal with this every time i have gone to the airport and i will probably need to deal with it again tomorrow

    very annoying

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