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Feb 13, 2020, 03:44 PM
 
google > phpbb = profit
     
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Feb 15, 2020, 01:20 PM
 
I’m shocked we still have Google juice.
     
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Feb 25, 2020, 08:27 PM
 
Why do I keep spilling dark balsamic vinegar on me when I'm wearing a bright blue shirt?
     
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Feb 27, 2020, 07:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Why do I keep spilling dark balsamic vinegar on me when I'm wearing a bright blue shirt?
No idea. But if you can invent a blue vinegar the right shade, maybe you won't be able to see it if you spill.

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Mar 11, 2020, 12:48 AM
 
Do you ever use a pre-flavored potato chip with dip?
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 08:52 AM
 
Not quite potato, but Tostitos "Hint of Lime" tortilla chips are fantastic with salsa or guac.
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 12:31 PM
 
Those are pretty good straight, too.

In fact, my number one pick next to freshly made.

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Mar 11, 2020, 01:12 PM
 
Anyone else try Popcorners?
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 01:43 PM
 
I’ve had Skinny Pop cakes, which look similar.

Far better than rice cakes.
     
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Mar 11, 2020, 07:57 PM
 
We quite like popcorners. Kettle and cheese.
     
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Mar 12, 2020, 08:48 AM
 
Kettle are great. I try and divert the cheddar ones to the 2 year old so the rest of us don't have to suffer through them. But I don't like cheese powder. Give me Doritos or nothing. No in between.
     
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Mar 12, 2020, 12:07 PM
 
We get the costco variety pack. The plain/salt ones are too close to styrofoam for me, but husband likes them. I can deal with cheese powder but prefer the kettle. Kids would eat doritos every day all day long.
     
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Mar 13, 2020, 08:37 PM
 
What if I run out of toilet paper...
     
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Mar 13, 2020, 11:40 PM
 
Use the sears catalog like your grandparents did.
     
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Mar 14, 2020, 07:13 AM
 
This is 2020. You'll have to use the Ikea catalog instead.
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Mar 14, 2020, 11:13 AM
 
I see a new purpose to receiving a daily newspaper... As long as you skip the glossy ads, anyway. ;D

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Mar 14, 2020, 03:15 PM
 
I'll just use some leftover snow and muddy leaves, no one will notice out he'ah...
     
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Mar 14, 2020, 03:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I see a new purpose to receiving a daily newspaper... As long as you skip the glossy ads, anyway. ;D
Just checked two nearby papers. They're not drumming up paper subs yet. To not only support local news, but also personal insurance. A small paper supply delivered daily to your door.

This is how papers lost their Classified revenue to eBay and Craigslist. They were too slow, and the market was gone before they reacted. COVID-19 is the perfect opportunity to sell new print subscriptions, with generous discounts for an annual sub. Neither local paper seems to have thought of it. Just checked the LA Times, and they aren't talking up that angle either.

Edit: closest result, an Aussie paper printed 8 blank extra pages, as essential supplies. The editor claims though that it was not a crappy edition. But even they aren't drumming up the subscription angle.
     
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Mar 23, 2020, 12:59 AM
 
Not a question but a statement. I have a snoring problem and it has affected my quality of life. Feel tired during the day. Been taping my mouth shut at night the last two plus weeks and I can say from day one, that I’ve felt a lot better. A lot less tired during the day. First night I got one more hour of sleep also. Two weeks on, I still get about the same amount of sleep before mouth tape but I get a better quality sleep.

Advice is to use breathable tape and for someone to monitor you when you sleep for the first two days to see if breathing only through your nose is ok. Maybe record your sleep habits before and after.
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Mar 23, 2020, 11:04 AM
 
Have you had a sleep study? You may have sleep apnea.
     
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Mar 23, 2020, 07:36 PM
 
Never had a sleep study done before. Maybe I do have sleep apnea, but I'm ok doing what I do currently.
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Mar 29, 2020, 10:38 AM
 
So, I'm teaching part time now and at the end of each lesson I dismiss my students, who then file out in an orderly manner when given permission to do so, and believe me I do not teach high achieving academic students. On pretty much every TV show featuring an American highs cool or even college class when the bell rings ALL the students simply run for the door at maximum speed while the poor teacher fights to give out homework etc.
Is this (what appears to be) incredibly undisciplined and rude behaviour actually how real US schools operate or is this just "TV real"?
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Mar 29, 2020, 11:24 AM
 
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time management on the teacher’s part.

As an instructor at the community college level, I was regularly evaluated on my time management (among tons of other things). And as a therapist, I have a specific, fairly rigid amount of time with each patient, so my experience is “getting the lesson done on time without letting questions and distractions screw it up” helps with that.

And as a high school student, I (dimly - it’s been quite a while) recall my teachers insisting on every student’s attention all the way up to the bell. So from a practical perspective, I’d say all those TV shows used the same level of “reality” as those that always paint “dad” as an idiot.

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Mar 29, 2020, 12:19 PM
 
My experience way back when I was in high school was more that classes were short in length, so the teacher was always crammed for time to fit even the thinnest lesson in, so they were always running up against the bell. Then, your next class might be way on the other side of the building, which, if your school was large (as my school was), meant you sometimes had to run to make it into the next class on time (especially if you needed to hit your locker on the way) And, some teachers were real dicks about it and would close the classroom door right as the pass period ended, and penalized anyone who dared come through 5 seconds later.
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Mar 29, 2020, 06:18 PM
 
We had no bell, but every room had a clock, and we all knew what time class ended.

No one ever left until we were dismissed, but the vibe in the room always changed at about 5 minutes before the end. The teacher couldn’t really do much with that time other than hand out homework.

My school had had 50 minute periods instead of 40, but you only had each class 4 times a week.
     
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Mar 29, 2020, 07:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
So, I'm teaching part time now and at the end of each lesson I dismiss my students, who then file out in an orderly manner when given permission to do so, and believe me I do not teach high achieving academic students. On pretty much every TV show featuring an American highs cool or even college class when the bell rings ALL the students simply run for the door at maximum speed while the poor teacher fights to give out homework etc.
Is this (what appears to be) incredibly undisciplined and rude behaviour actually how real US schools operate or is this just "TV real"?
The bell is for me, not for you!
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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
In part it’s drama. Otherwise it’s poor time management on the teacher’s part.

As an instructor at the community college level, I was regularly evaluated on my time management (among tons of other things).
Tell me about it. I get evaluated, inspected, observed, learning walked, my evaluations are evaluated. I have to submit reflections, which are evaluated. I need to show I am practising inclusivity (which is a good thing), diversity, British Values, work skills, character building, robust checks on earning, mentoring, provide evidence of planning then evidence of the effectiveness of the planning. Marking, IVing other lecturers marking, setting assignments, IVing other lecturers assignments.

Somewhere in there I also have to teach.
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