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04 Jun 2010, 5:31 pm

Psychopompos wrote:
In French :
Lundi = Monday ; same meaning.
Mardi = Tuesday ; means "day of Mars".
Mercredi = Wednesday ; means "day of Mercury".
Jeudi = Thursday ; means "day of Jupiter".
Vendredi = Friday ; means "day of Venus".
Samedi = Satursday ; means "day of Shabbat".
Dimanche = Sunday ; means "day of the Lord" (from "Dominus" in Latin).

Merci!



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04 Jun 2010, 5:31 pm

De rien. :D


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04 Jun 2010, 9:21 pm

i love this thread! i wish it would be stickied.

i've got a question.

can someone explain to me if / how glass is a liquid?


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05 Jun 2010, 1:49 am

katzefrau wrote:
i love this thread! i wish it would be stickied.

i've got a question.

can someone explain to me if / how glass is a liquid?


Sure! More properly, its said to be a fluid.

There is an urban myth that window panes thicken slowly at the bottom, but this is not true as was presumed. Rather, old glass sheets were simply imprecise in thickness. The earlier reference to The Pitch Drop Experiment shows that even something vastly more fluidic moves incredibly slowly. An 8th inch glass pane would not noticibly thicken over the 100 years or so that they have been mass produced.

Thanks for loving the thread!


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05 Jun 2010, 4:58 am

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Thanks Katzefrau, and to the others who addressed my question.

katzefrau wrote:
if left to my own devices (i.e. unemployed) i do something very similar to this, and i don't even need a cave.


When I was lost in my own hermitic (or is that hermetic? :wink: ) world, I also naturally found myself adopting a 25 hour day. It's funny. I still have an urge to go to bed and wake up an hour later each day.


gee, i thought i was the only one. i find that i have lost track of time and i never know what day it is, so i will ask the odd clerk or cashier or whomever i meet on my errands, and they will in turn ask me something along the lines of "are you retired or something?"



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05 Jun 2010, 5:07 am

My day naturally rolls. I stay up a few hours longer each day, slowly working in and out of sync. Sometimes I end up with adjustment sleeps, sometimes I stay up even later. Oddly, I have an awesome sense of time.


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05 Jun 2010, 10:15 am

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05 Jun 2010, 10:47 am

"How long do you have to keep greeting someone you pass by, when you met only briefly a few months ago?"


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05 Jun 2010, 3:44 pm

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"How long do you have to keep greeting someone you pass by, when you met only briefly a few months ago?"


That sounds like "How often do you have to salute your superior officer if you both work in the same building?"


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05 Jun 2010, 9:28 pm

Y, Oh, Y topic

Why am I aware of myself as I? And how did this come about? I have never received less than a circular answer.


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05 Jun 2010, 9:50 pm

Growing up with a Grandfather for a preacher some of the questions I asked would make everyone gasp. I wont post them here because I dont want to start an argument.
A few other posts reminded me of the answer I gave to the boy next door when I was 15 and he asked me if I wanted to "go" with him. I was oblivious to the fact that this meant "go steady" be his girlfriend...whatever. I said "go where?" and he laughed but then stopped when he realized I was serious. He got embarrassed and went home. No boyfriend for me!

My question is....Why do you have to purchase a warranty? Isnt that sort of like extortion?



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06 Jun 2010, 2:45 am

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My question is....Why do you have to purchase a warranty? Isnt that sort of like extortion?


Youcan say no. I usually do.

If my camera cost 700 bucks(it did) and they want 150 dollars(they did for a one year extended warranty, i figure in my head: Do 1 in 5 people bring their camera back for repairs? Probably not. In 5 years(or less) will I break or lose this camera? Also probably not. So I dont purchase the advanced warranty.

My camera is on its second year now, so assuming it loses half its value per year, the warranty makes less and less sense. I just checked, and they sell my model for 450 dollars now.

In the case of my computer, I build it myself, so a warranty isnt an option. In any case, with the most expensive component being in the 150 dollar range, and considering that only one thing is likely to break, and I can change that component myself, for an amortized cost of less than any warranty they want to sell me... I would decline.


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06 Jun 2010, 6:34 am

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Why am I aware of myself as I? And how did this come about? I have never received less than a circular answer.


We do not know.


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06 Jun 2010, 7:01 am

What form do blind people's dreams take?



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06 Jun 2010, 7:12 am

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Why do you ask me for my opinion then get mad at me when I give it :?:
I doubt NTs ever ask that


I agree; not in my experience. I've had a couple NT friends try to explain this one to me and I still don't get it. Also, I can't figure out why, if my husband asks me, "What's wrong?" I'm not supposed to answer honestly (I believe I am supposed to say, "Nothing!" in a convincing way). I don't know how many times I've said to him, in exasperation, "Why did you ask if you don't want to know?"

I'm frequently tempted to ask my neighbors why they had children. I don't get why people do, unless it was societal pressure. Like there aren't enough humans already.

I also avoid going to class reunions...because while I know I shouldn't and I completely aware of how inappropriate it would be, I'm not sure I could stop myself from going up to the girl who made my life a living hell for so long and asking her why she was such an utter b***h to me. And tell her what a waste of oxygen she was (and possibly still is; I'm not convinced Mean Girls are capable of change).