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kengr
May. 18th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
Sat, 17:09: Photo: jaba210: ultrafacts: Source�More Facts Added to my bucket list. http://t.co/EaGkE9Ns7z

Added to your bucket list? Huh?

Only bucket list *I* am familiar with is a list of things to do and places to go before you die ("kick the bucket" hence the name)
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
That wasn't my comment.
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Sat, 18:12: newblacknmild: Why shouldnt piercing parlors be held liable for any damage or death caused by their... http://t.co/mZ9FjniLL1

Well, because then there wouldn't *be* any. Because the *lawsuit* risk from folks who changed their minds or didn't take proper care of the piercing or tattoo would be insanely high. Too high to get insurance at a rate that'd let them operate.

That's because juries have a really bad habit of getting sympathetic and figuring that if the person has been injured they *deserve* money (even if it was their own fault) and they'll go on to award lots of money figuring the defendant can afford it (look up "deep pockets" syndrome)

If you are injured to to negligence on the part of the piercer or tattoo artist, the disclaimers aren't worth much. but for everything else, the consent forms impose a reasonably level playing field.

kengr
May. 19th, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
Sat, 20:56: agentscullyismyhero: back in my day the reblog button was on the top. we had to scroll 15 miles through the... http://t.co/P0IOSa8KwN

Ctrl-home worked just fine... :-)
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
This is Tumblr, dear. Tumblr of the endless dash scrolling. Use ctrl+home in Tumblr and you would not have gone to the top of the post, you would have gone to the top of the Dash, and then you'd have to scroll down again for as much as 15 minutes or more to find where you were before you did ctrl+home.
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
so use page up. :-)
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. And still useful info. They moved the reblog button to the bottom of each post (makes more sense that way) but they never bothered to move the permalink tab down there, so if you want to link someone not on Tumblr to a post on your Dash, you still have to go up to the top of the post.
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Sat, 22:40: Photo: kittensandscience: fayanora: etta-candy-irl: fayanora: bwansen: (via CarFreiTag) Why was this... http://t.co/oqezIWu8ap

The teacher needs to mark both correct and incorrect answers for several reasons. First of all, because she may get interrupted while marking the paper. Also, it provides a check against accidentally skipping an answer. If the number of checks plus the number of Xs doesn't add up to the number of questions, you've missed one.

And red isn't bad. They mark the As with the same red pen. They use red because it was the most commonly available color *other* than the black or blue that students would be using. (red was available because in some bookkeeping ledgers you entered negative values in red ink. This was to prevent someone changing a positive value to a negative one by adding a minus sign).

So red ink just means "teacher wrote this"
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Ah, so bookkeeping and red ink is the origin of Black Widow's famous movie quote "I've got red in my ledger."
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
Duh.
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Well considering all my knowledge of bookkeeping was "they do maths with numbers and balancing the books is somehow related"...
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC)
I had three terms of it out at PCC Sylvania. Taught by an IRS accountant.

It's actually not *that* hard. The parts are mostly learning to think a certain way, and otherwise are stuff that even pros keep their textbooks and other references around to look stuff up in if they aren't 100% sure.

All the tests were open book tests because of that. As the instructor said if *I* look stuff up when I'm not sure, you should be doing the same!

I could teach you the basic principles in less than an hour. As long as you can add & subtract. It's the details that take time to learn.
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
Sat, 23:16: Homo caudex malum - I find myself genuinely baffled at anyone who can’t manage to have empathy, let alone... http://t.co/RzSXaZNMgq

You have to understand that for many people children aren't fully human. Heck, as recently as the 50s or 60s there were doctors who would honestly say that children didn't feel pain or didn't feel it as strongly as adults.

Likewise, many adults don't believe that children have any rights not granted them be their parents (ie they have *privileges*, not rights)

This especially applies to property. It's quite common for parents to consider that everything their kids have is the *parents* property. Thus the practices of confiscating things, throwing away or destroying things, etc.

And yes, it's also common for them to consider that an adult offspring has no possible interest in anything they didn't take with them. Which results in things getting thrown out, donated, given away or even sold.

At least *I* got to rub my mom's nose in what I was paying (in the late 70s/early 80s) to replace those comic books she'd had me get rid of.

I do wish I'd been able to take some of my GI Joe stuff with me. I still had the box the mercury capsule for the old foot tall GI Joes had come in. As well as the GI JOE and spacesuit for it. You don't want to know what those go for now.

But that was probably a victim of my kid brother, like all my models.
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
Does that apply even to one's adult children?

And yes, it's also common for them to consider that an adult offspring has no possible interest in anything they didn't take with them. Which results in things getting thrown out, donated, given away or even sold.

Yes, but they knew the only reason that stuff was still there was because she couldn't *afford* to have it sent to her, AND for a long time had nowhere to put it even if she'd been sent it. AND her parents are actual honest-to-goodness millionaires.

But that was probably a victim of my kid brother, like all my models.

Was your brother like Sid, from Toy Story?
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
No idea. Never seen Toy Story and not really interested in doing so.
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC)
Sid was a character that was like Dr. Mengele for toys. Performed heinous toy experiments, blew up others with firecrackers, that kind of thing.
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