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Hoodies [Sep. 20th, 2019|10:33 pm]
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arekearu

When you see people wearing hoodies with the hood up, what do you think of? Any associations, good or bad. Let's hear them.

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TQC, choose my own carpet adventure [Sep. 20th, 2019|11:17 pm]
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piperki
I moved into a new apartment in June and prior to my arrival the landlord didn't replace or (as far as I can tell) shampoo the carpet, which was new only a year before - previous tenants were pretty tidy but there are little stains in the entryway. The idea of a year's dust accumulated is bugging me, and I'd like to get it cleaned somehow. Tell me about YOUR carpet and decide my fate.

Poll #2095677 FRESHEN MY FIBER

Does your home have carpet?

Yes
18(50.0%)
No
6(16.7%)
A little
5(13.9%)
Giant rugs but they are removable for cleaning
1(2.8%)
I live in a hut with earthen floors
2(5.6%)
Do tatami mats count?
1(2.8%)
WILDEBEEST
3(8.3%)

If you do have non-removable carpet at home, how do you clean it?

Sometimes I vacuum it
18(54.5%)
I hire a carpet cleaning pro
3(9.1%)
I rent a Rug Doctor or similar machine
7(21.2%)
I own a shampooer/steam cleaner
2(6.1%)
I bought one of those wacky Rainbow systems and I swear I don't regret it, no really
0(0.0%)
I just replace it frequently
0(0.0%)
I never clean it
1(3.0%)
STONKS!
2(6.1%)

Do you even care about a clean carpet?

Nah
2(7.4%)
Of course
19(70.4%)
Terrible allergies, so yeah
2(7.4%)
Dog owner, so most definitely
2(7.4%)
Dog owner, so don't bother
1(3.7%)
Other
1(3.7%)

HOW should I solve my carpet dilemma?

Hire a pro
13(41.9%)
Buy a machine I don't have room to store in this tiny apartment
0(0.0%)
Rent a machine even though that means not cleaning under any furniture
9(29.0%)
Just leave it, it's only dust. And spider legs. And nuclear fallout.
3(9.7%)
Burn some sage
3(9.7%)
Sprinkle with Carpet Fresh and pretend it's clean
1(3.2%)
Other in comments
2(6.5%)
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Brain Renovation [Sep. 17th, 2019|05:22 pm]
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inmyblueheaven
If someone could wave a magic wand and change your IQ, would you opt for higher, lower, or to stay exactly as you are?

Assume that the change is permanent and thus the consequences or benefits, as the case may be, also are. Choose carefully!

I can comprehend the "ignorance is bliss" argument. Especially in a Universe composed of 75% dark energy, it can be nice sometimes to be numb. At the same time I can also see a myriad of benefits and detriments of having an extremely high IQ. I personally don't know if I would choose to raise, lower, or maintain mine at a comfortable and familiar 135. But I've always thought it was a good question for reflection.

HOW the world changes in accordance with level of intelligence.

ETA a Sidenote: I highly recommend to everyone, on this topic, an excellent fiction book called Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
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Remember when? [Sep. 13th, 2019|07:07 am]
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hajiomatic
When was the last time you listened to a record player?
Used a tape deck?
Took pictures on film?
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Since TinyPic Is Dead.... [Sep. 11th, 2019|03:16 pm]
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hiddentroofs
Does anyone know of a different site that will let me post pics to Livejournal? I tried Imgur but it doesn't seem to work at all. Just leaves an empty square.
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Go to Work With a Fever? [Sep. 11th, 2019|06:12 am]
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hari_kari
I know I shouldn't because I'm contagious. But I've missed 2 days of work at a relatively new job now because I have what I think might be a stomach flu. I was able to get an appointment today with my doctor (finally - I couldn't go to urgent care because I couldn't afford it), and was planning to go after work but still have a low grade fever this morning and am not feeling good. I was hoping my fever would be gone as I was feeling better last night.

I've been at this job about 5 weeks including this one, though I've worked for the company 9 years. I don't have the leave to miss though because I'm in a new position. Advice?

Thank you all in advance.
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European Vacay!!! [Sep. 11th, 2019|01:49 am]
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laorion
So, I’ve decided to take my kids to Europe next summer. They’re 11, will be twelve when we go. We are definitely going to Italy and almost definitely Ireland...I’m thinking of adding a third country (or two)...I don’t want to overwhelm them as this will be their first trip out of the states. If we do add another country I’ll probably want to take them somewhere I haven’t been yet...but I’m not gonna list up everywhere I’ve been because that’s just ridiculous. So, TQC...where do you think I should take these little rascals?? In Italy and Ireland, and beyond...tell me where and why, I wanna know!!
It’s a big world...I’ve only seen some of it, and I’d like to see more. But more than that I’d like to encourage a love of traveling in my kids (realistically they have more time than me to see everything....please have at it!
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Going to Vegas [Sep. 9th, 2019|01:54 pm]
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arekearu

How should a woman dress for Vegas in October? Going to shows, casinos, fancy dining and hiking. I have the hiking part down and how I would prefer to dress all the time is t-shirt/tank, shorts and sandals. I'm fashionably inept. But I have to fake it to pass dress codes at restaurants and the like. Help?

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Inside jokes [Sep. 6th, 2019|07:57 pm]
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basementape
What is the punchline to one of your favourite inside jokes you share with friends or family?

(Please, no background info or joke set ups. I only want punchlines that don't make sense to anyone other than those "inside")

If you have multiple - bring 'em on!
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That is a good...question [Sep. 5th, 2019|09:01 pm]
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calzephyr77
I was reading this Buzzfeed list of random things every kid did, and one of them is to draw a picture with a sun shining from the corner of the page. Why do kids draw the sun in the corner of the page?
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Calling All Math Whizzes [Sep. 3rd, 2019|03:34 pm]
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inmyblueheaven
Refresh my memory because I need to explain this to a kid I'm tutoring. I've scoured the internet and asked several people to no avail, which brings me here. (I was also surprised that this was hard to confirm, but telling me that the internet is all-inclusive of all information in existence is not going to help me.)

I already know that the SQUARE roots of negative numbers can be defined with "i" (imaginary) where we define the square root of -1 as "i".

What I want to know is if we define OTHER EVEN ROOTS of negative numbers in exactly the same way. For example, by this logic:

• the fourth root of -16 = 2i

• the sixth root of -15,625 = 5i

• the eighth root of -6,561 = 3i

Is this correct?

I'm about 90% sure that it is but I'm going for a solid 100% here.

If YOUR google-fu is better than mine, and you can provide a link that backs up your answer, by all means do. I will give you extra brownie points.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2019|08:59 pm]
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bennuheron
What are your favorite Cartoon Movies NOT made by Disney?
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Old clothes [Aug. 25th, 2019|05:19 pm]
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hajiomatic

What is your criteria for getting rid of clothing? Is it fashion based? Wearing based? Or just too threadbare and has to go?

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The subconscious never knows [Aug. 25th, 2019|07:09 am]
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calzephyr77
Have you had a particularly nerdy dream lately? This morning I dreamt that I was explaining to someone how stupid it was that Hasbro used two head molds and two body molds for the FIM retro ponies. Apparently that was the best my brain could come up with!



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Can't lose weight... [Aug. 12th, 2019|09:04 pm]
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charuby
I've started dieting. I've gone to skimmed milk, only have 1 sugar in my coffee instead of 2 (I drink 2, maybe 3 cups a day, if that), no fat or low fat yogurt, pretty much all the healthy alternatives. I've cut down my portion sizes and I'm a boredom eater, and tend to binge eat. When I'm bored I'll eat a banana or a raw carrot which helps. I'm also exercising (only for around half an hour a day because I've got fibromyalgia and in pain with it) and walking a lot.

It's been two weeks and I've gained 8lbs when really it should be going down, not up! What am I doing wrong?
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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2019|08:03 pm]
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hajiomatic

How soon after a breakup do you post on Tinder??

As soon she/he picks up her/his stuff
1(1.9%)
Immed after the breakup text
2(3.7%)
I never took my profile off Tinder
0(0.0%)
What's Tinder?
8(14.8%)
I need time
4(7.4%)
I have a side dude/chick so its OK
0(0.0%)
I have pets so....never
4(7.4%)
Haji you're a cold blooded PRICK
2(3.7%)
Got my books. I'm set
8(14.8%)
I wish I had someone to break up with
4(7.4%)
Ticky
4(7.4%)
TQC keeps me warm at night
5(9.3%)
Misanthropic....thx
8(14.8%)
Die in a fire. I'll stalk you till I die
2(3.7%)
Other in comments yo
2(3.7%)
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looking at rental rates is demoralizing [Aug. 6th, 2019|06:40 pm]
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rainbowstevie
So I've come to pose a very hypothetical Values question to you all. Would you rather get, for the rest of your life*:

A.Housing credit of up to $1400 USD a month (applicable to rent, mortgage or property taxes; no cash back for coming in under the limit; utilities not included except where covered by rent per landlord)

B. An anonymous benevolent sponsor's cash gift of $900 USD a month.

*Benefits not transferrable to S.O. / children / anyone else upon your death.
*Need not be located in U.S. ; global currency exchange available
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Do you feel lucky? Well do ya? [Aug. 3rd, 2019|10:53 am]
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hajiomatic

Where do you buy your lottery tickets?

Same place as usual
6(12.8%)
Different places
10(21.3%)
I dont play the lottery
14(29.8%)
First rule of the lottery: dont talk about winning the lottery
3(6.4%)
Ticky
5(10.6%)
Other in comments
1(2.1%)
I print my own lottery ticket
2(4.3%)
Do you feel lucky? Well do ya?
3(6.4%)
We dont have a lottery where I live
0(0.0%)
Just surviving my ex cooking is winning the lottery
3(6.4%)
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What is the new metrosexual? [Jul. 27th, 2019|09:57 pm]
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piperki
I was talking with a friend who said he's not a normal average guy, he's metrosexual, and then asked, "Is that even a thing anymore? Nobody says 'metrosexual' now."

So, what's the current term for what was once called metrosexual?
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Learning another language [Jul. 26th, 2019|05:42 am]
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lantairvlea
I'm already (somewhat) bilingual, but my 7 year-old has had a consistent interest in learning Russian. I don't know if it is great or terrible that one of his favorite movies is The Hunt for Red October and two of his favorite songs are by The Red Army Choir.

Being in the middle of the desert Southwest of the USA Russian lessons for a 7 year-old aren't conveniently available so I ask you, dear Question Club:

What is the best language learning software, books, CDs, DVDs or combination thereof for a young child?

I am happy to add a third language along with him and I'm aware at this age he'll probably pick it up faster than I do, but I also hear that the second language is the hardest and it gets easier after that.

Also any other considerations when teaching/learning a language with a kid this young?

DK/DC: What language(s) do you speak?
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