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"Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule." -- David Guaspari

I now have coffee on my monitor.

I think it means you're underread within that period, for what it's worth.

The voice in that quote differs from Twain's and sounds neither like a journalist, nor like a river-side-raised gentleman of the time, nor like a Nineteenth Century rural/cosmopolitan fusion written to gently mock both.

Though the voice isn't, the sentiment seems similar to something Twain would say. Though I'd expect a little more cynicism from him.

It could be more than four. Someone might have upvoted you.

Despite what they are taught likely to be about themselves, what they might think of themselves, and what western culture expects of them, programmers are more creative artists than analytic engineers.

The difference is most tangible from the management perspective since motivating programmers is less like motivating chemical, mechanical, or any other sort of engineer and more like motivating commercial artists with less pretense, who were never led to believe they were meant for something greater. Dissatisfaction from programmers grows in much the same wa... (read more)

I would like textual feedback to match the downvotes allotted this entirely sincere and well-caveated endorsement.

I didn't downvote, because your rec has caused me to want to try Irish Spring. On the other hand, that's because smelly cleansing products (regardless of their gender signalling) set off my allergies, and your emphatic branding of this soap as MANLY soap was just too much for my contrarian tendencies to ignore.
I did not downvote it, but It reads like an ad targeted at the same demographics as do penis enlargers, insecure and probably low-intelligence males.

Your intense concern with "signaling sub-standard masculinity" (you mention it 6 times in this endorsement) is weird and squicks me out. It doesn't signal good things. And since your entire endorsement is based on what the soap signals what you signal is very relevant to whether or not I would want to use the product.

I actually use Irish Spring though-- it's cheap and has this nice green color. But I also totally use my girlfriend's lavender deodorant after I sleep over, so what do I know?

On the contrary, whichever wildernesses most shaped our hearing were not silent places. The places people lived, that we know of, in the ice ages were quite wet. Rivers and even streams are constant sources of noise.

There are issues of levels and likely specific frequencies, but complete silence puts the stoppered ear further from the conditions in which it formed as well.

To disclose, I have worked in call centers for a cumulative decade and found that ear infections were more likely if I did not switch which ear was covered at least every week, when ear... (read more)

You're missing the point but you're still kind of right. So I fixed it.

The fault for the point missed likely lies on the absent clarity I sacrificed for brevity.

I would like textual feedback to match the downvotes allotted this entirely sincere and well-caveated endorsement.

I have reactive hypoglycemia. I take cinnamon in capsules every morning. I have perceived improvement in my condition during the periods when I take cinnamon.

The reference includes both sexes and if anything placing the first emphasis on "having a penis" when describing "f*able" is a perspective biased towards people who would like to have sex with males---a primarily female attitude with homosexual (or bisexual) males as a secondary group. The "androcentric" answer would have only mentioned (or at least opened with) the things that the "andro" kind of person would have sex with.

The human ear has not previously been under selection pressure to accommodate extended periods of stoppage. Plugging up or cover ears for significant fractions of the day on a regular basis is out-of-spec use of the human body and may have consequences including infections and skin irritation.

Just be careful and talk to a pediatrician before applying this solution to children.

The human ear has also not previously been under selection pressure to accommodate constant noise pollution. Not plugging up or covering the ears (or abandoning civilisation) is also out-of-spec use of the human body and has consequences including stress and damaged hearing. (Apply evolutionary reasoning consistently!)

If the foil is visible from outside it signals behaviors that are widely disapproved of. To that end, it would be wise to put something between the foil and the glass, perhaps colored paper or arbitrary fragments of unwanted posters.

Light may also come in around doors. In this case, a folded flap of duct tape with foil inside may be attached to the edge of the door on the swingward side and on the frame on the contra-swingward side. That may eliminate all light.

Particularly thin (cheap) foil may get have small tears that let through points of light. A ... (read more)

“A conventional day/night cycle” (for certain values of “conventional” at least) during the summer involves waking up several hours after sunrise.
Well, yeah. The idea is that when you wake up, you leave the room with the foiled-over windows :)

I thought my brevity spoke for itself. When I learned it didn't, I did.


Not today.

I supplied a very short summary because that's all I wanted to write. You may read the book with a skeptical eye or ask a friend with a skeptical eye to read it for you or make a friend with a skeptical eye to that end or find someone with a skeptical eye online who has already read it and written a review.

If it were my job to respond to this I would say, "I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you." But it isn't and I'm not sorry at all.

If you don't want to answer something it's probably better to say nothing rather than offer a somewhat rude refusal. Takes less time.

Sex at Dawn is weaker than its citations. Its conclusions appear sound but you will find Dark Arts in it.


It would be useful to others in similar positions if you came back to this after some time and said what you did and how it went. Maybe a month or a year.