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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:00 pm

jbobsully11 wrote:What does it mean to "feel like a room without a roof," exactly? And how would that be conducive to clapping?


Pharrell Williams wrote:It is metaphorical for one's space [without] limit.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby Twistappel » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:01 am

IamNotCreepy wrote:
jbobsully11 wrote:What does it mean to "feel like a room without a roof," exactly? And how would that be conducive to clapping?


Pharrell Williams wrote:It is metaphorical for one's space [without] limit.

The freedom to die of exposure.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby cmsellers » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:04 am

Twistappel wrote:The freedom to die of exposure.

Just one of the many great freedoms Justice Gorsuch will protect.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby cmsellers » Fri May 12, 2017 6:09 am

Why has Chris Chan not been offered his own reality television series? It seems like all you need to get one is to be an insufferable, entitled, trainwreck of a person, and Chris Chan has all that in spades.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby jbobsully11 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:05 am

Should I tip attendants at parking garages in the city when I have to use them, even if it’s only for about half an hour at a time? It didn’t occur to me until just now (I’ve only had to park in a garage twice), and the internet seems to think I should...
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:49 pm

jbobsully11 wrote:Should I tip attendants at parking garages in the city when I have to use them, even if it’s only for about half an hour at a time? It didn’t occur to me until just now (I’ve only had to park in a garage twice), and the internet seems to think I should...


I have never heard of tipping parking garage attendants. Most parking garages are highway robbery [pun intended] as it is.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby cmsellers » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:04 pm

Who was the first person who looked at a horse or a donkey and said: "See that thing? I'm gonna jump on its back and make it take me places."
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby Anglerphobe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:11 pm

I think the likelier origin of riding is that domestic animals were used to transport burdens, which would often include infants or the elderly and/or infirm. People would have been "riding" in that manner as matter of course, and it's not such a great leap to use a sufficiently big and strong animal specifically for travel.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby Fun With Mr. Fudge » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:34 am

When a child utters his/her first word, and parents get excited or emotional, does the kid keep expecting that reaction? Does he/he form a false belief about what that word means or does to people?
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby Marcuse » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:39 am

Fun With Mr. Fudge wrote:When a child utters his/her first word, and parents get excited or emotional, does the kid keep expecting that reaction? Does he/he form a false belief about what that word means or does to people?


Generally kids experiment with noises and sounds extensively before they really make any real words. My daughter said the noise "ma" repeatedly for a period of months before figuring out it was supposed to be "mama". Even where kids do say something noticeable and get praise and attention for it, no sane parent is going to have time to reinforce that over time, which is what really settles kids' expectations of what a word or phrase brings. So for a short time they might expect that, but when they say it for the 100th time and only about 5 or 6 times have generated an especially positive response, they'll probably stop expecting it.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby cmsellers » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:49 pm

With the exception of Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, every website I know of with a paywall has a very porous one. On every website except those two, blocking scripts and/or cookies will disable the paywall. Blocking cookies makes ads worth far less since advertisers can't track you, while blocking scripts disables ads entirely on every site with a paywall.

In essence, every site except Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rewards me for running extensions which ensure that they cannot make any money off me.

So I have to wonder: why on Earth do the large majority of paywalled websites design their paywalls like this?
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby IamNotCreepy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:05 am

cmsellers wrote:Who was the first person who looked at a horse or a donkey and said: "See that thing? I'm gonna jump on its back and make it take me places."


Reminds me of this comic:

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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby Malfeasinator » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:33 am

IamNotCreepy wrote:
cmsellers wrote:Who was the first person who looked at a horse or a donkey and said: "See that thing? I'm gonna jump on its back and make it take me places."


Reminds me of this comic:

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Probably started as an early caveman dare or "hold my beer" type stunt. Maybe not beer, but whatever nonsense they were making with alcohol in it back then. I'm sure the first successful "ride" only lasted a few seconds before Grunk fell off, and everyone had a good laugh about it.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby random_nerd » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:38 am

One of the earliest known examples of writing is a recipe for beer, actually. It was more of a way to eat wheat seeds that had already germinated, though.

Also drinking domesticated animal milk likely originated around the advent of agriculture, which is a bit above the level of 'caveman'.

Finally, in those days the way you fed a baby was breastfeeding or not at all. Once you figure out that you're feeding the kid milk, and that your goats do the same with their kids, it's not much of a jump from those to harvesting the milk of said animals for consumption.
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Re: Today I Wondered

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:33 pm

If someone's phone was exploding would you even react? A person yelling out "my phone is blowing up" is likely to get met with indifferent stares.
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