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Let me be Frank.

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Hi, I'm Frank.

Electric Stove Tips?

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I am going from using a gas stove to an electric with the coil heating elements.

Peace and Love to all.

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I'm just putting this out there because I honestly think there NEEDS to be more good vibes, both here and in the world in general.


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Happy Thanksgiving.

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I don't eat meat so I'm having all the sides. I made myself some mushroom gravy. But fam is making a fried turkey.

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Why do young people like socialism so much?

Questions are good but if this is more than a rant, the right question must be asked.

I'm in my early thirties, so i count as young? What about elementary school kids?

And what do you mean by socialism? The usa has tons of socialist policies that no one (or at least not most) seem to have a problem with. Public schools, public libraries, social security, unemployment benefits, the government of most states requiring you to have auto insurance if you want to drive, and others i can't think of right now.

Probably you have none of these things in mind when you say socialism, but are simply aping rhetoric that a pundit is spouting who could care less if your child has a basic education.

The only way a debate like this becomes grounded in reality is by talking about specific problems with specific policies. Otherwise both sides are swiming in a sea of idealisti nonesense.

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FYI, Yahoo Answers is shutting down next week.

Maybe that will increase this site's market share lol

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So I'm scared I hurt a snake...

Let me say I am pleased to see a bipedal show such concern for his reptilian fellows. while I am not an expert on snakes, I believe that, if it was hurt, you would probably be able to tell. Bones crack when broken, and you should realize that creatures are usually built pretty tough - snakes spend their whole lives on the ground, after all.

He wouldn't have been much safer living in your store, so I believe you did the right thing. On the other hand, I would offer...what if the snake was venomous? I do not know where you live and if there are such snakes in the area, but your job probably doesn't pay you enough to get treated for snake venom. Animal control may have been a better option.

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Solipsism (/ˈsɒlɪpsɪzəm/ from Latin solus, meaning 'alone', and ipse, meaning 'self') is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist.

I think, therefore I am. But why not just, Think. Think. Think. And not bother to assume that I must be the one thinking. Maybe the thoughts belong to someone else. To assume the thoughts that appear in the head on these shoulders as these hands type are my own is just as good as to assume that the sandwhich that these eyes see in your hand is mine just because these eyes in this head see it.

There's a giveness to thoughts though-they're personal, no one else seems to hear them unless I open my mouth, and I can do it at anytime that I'm not asleep. How can the thoughts that I can hear that you cannot hear be yours and not mine? But might as well ask why the voice the deaf man cannot hear when he uses his mouth not be his and not mine when I hear it while it's just we two in the room.

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Are you woke?

One last thing i want to say on this, in regards to the original post, in case the poster is not aware:

People who talk about multiple genders always draw a distinction between ***sex and gender. ***Sex has to do with the sexual organs you were born with. Gender has to do with what gender you identify as and many (but not all) believe gender is a spectrum.

That is honestly the limit of my knowledge and experience on the subject and I admit i don't really understand what it is like to be born with male ***sex organs but feel that you are actually a woman, or vice versa. I've never felt that way and i am not close to any transgender people. My feeling will always be, as long as you aren't hurting anyone, identify however you want. I will respect you and use whatever pronouns you wish me to.

The few transgender i have been lightly acquainted with (like, three) have been smart and nice people who were pleasant to be around in my experience.

Perhaps these are all things you find perfectly acceptable and agree with, but the brief sentence that is your original post implied otherwise to me, which why i commented.

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Time dilation is a lie.

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Say an empty universe can exist hypothetically. No stars, no matter, no energy NOTHING. Does this universe even have a speed of light?

The thing is, if you take relativity seriously, this question is ambiguous. I would say okay, not matter no energy, no light...but is there space?

Space is not nothing in relativity. Its a space time continuum. Spacetime continuum is the medium through which anything can travel. And the fastest you can move through space is the speed of light, according to the theory. So in that sense the speed of light is still there.

Again my understanding is not super deep and i get frustrated by many of the explanations myself but i imagine a physicsist might say something like that.

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Time dilation is a lie.

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If it takes 1 million years for light to reach earth from a star system, and it takes 1 million years for that light to get from the star system to earth, then it takes... 1 million years. Where tf is the time differences?

The theory of relativity and it's implications are this: the idea that 1 million years on the surface of the Earth and 1 million years in your hypothetical million lightyear away star system are "the same" is just not true. Or they are, but they aren't necessarily taking place in the same amount of time in both places.

Meaning the idea that in the time it takes one hour to elapse here on Earth, that exactly one hour is also passing everywhere else in the universe is just not true.

The main factors that cause time dilation are gravity wells and speed. So the faster you go and the stronger the gravity, the more time slows.

Scientists have effectively proved that time dilation occurs by using super precise clocks and putting them at different altitudes and moving them at different speeds and they show that time elapsed slower in the faster moving clocks than they do on the slower moving clocks, and likewise time moves slower at lower altitudes than at higher altitudes. They've also done it by showing that certain particles will decay slower at faster speeds than slower speeds.

In terms of the speeds those clocks were moved at and the difference in altitudes we are talking about, the differences are pretty miniscule.

But when you are talking about moving huge distances at the speed of light, the differences are much greater.

Here are some references:

Here are a couple of interesting videos I found on the topic:

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My personal thoughts: I don't really know, I'm not a physicist and my understanding of these things is not very deep. Some of the results of physics, when explained to me, make no sense. But I look at it like this: the idea that the usual rules of space and time get wonky when we start talking in terms of extremely large objects or extremely fast moving objects doesn't seem that far-fetched to me.

It also makes sense to me that our everyday experiences are primarily the result of our monkey-brains doing their best to make sense out of a manifold of inputs that are a probably a lot more complicated and interesting that what we can perceive. So maybe the cat is both dead and alive, and maybe time moves really slow when you're moving at the speed of light, idk.

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Folks need to stop letting their perceptions be their reality. Time and space is not influenced nor bends to our perception of it.

I kinda used to have this reaction to explanations of relativity but as I have learned a bit more about it, I have gotten the impression that it is more the result of poor explanations. I think people often phrase it as "it would see" or "the apparent speed" when they really mean something else.

Here is another interesting video from an Italian physicist who questions the validity of time as a concept. It's a more "philosophical" take.

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Im not. I do like other kinds of board games/card games.

I have never played magic but i hear even people who do play it and even like complain that it kinda demands that you keep buying cards. You have no way of beating someone with superior cards.

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Does anyone have new song recommendation?

Not really, sorry. I am very picky especially with new music.

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Hey guys is anyone here good at social media?

There is a thing where people ask for a folllow for a follow back that i have seen people do.

Other than that, just make a lot of content and hope people like it.

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