AAA: Ask America Anything

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by Julius_Van_Der_Beak » Sun May 29, 2022 3:36 pm

Utisz wrote:
Sun May 29, 2022 8:41 am
Will the school shooting continue at the same rate for the foreseeable future?
Or will something substantial change?
I think something will change. There is a "vibe shift" going on for some reason.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by Senseye » Mon May 30, 2022 6:41 am

I doubt gun control laws will change in any meaningful fashion. And failing that, I can't see how much will change.

Mass shootings do seem to be trending at an all time high though. Not sure why. Possibly psychotic killer types get inspired by social media. It certainly seems they do. Social media seems to be a strong amplifier of most of humanities baser flaws.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by HighlyIrregular II » Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:04 pm

Utisz wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:18 am
is it true that y'all in North America don't own kettles? And that your electricity is too weak for kettles? Like how do you heat water? In the microwave? On the stove? Or do y'all have kettles and I've just been tiddlywinked.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by Julius_Van_Der_Beak » Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:20 pm

Time to take out the trash!

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by Utisz » Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:36 am

HighlyIrregular II wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:04 pm
24 fucking minutes?

Isn't there a shorter version conveniently nailed to a church door somewhere?

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by puerile_polyp » Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:07 pm

I used to use a kettle, but since it's not faster and needs to be cleaned I don't bother anymore. Water for the oatmeal goes in a pyrex cup in the microwave.

My girlfriend's stove has a burner that gets extra hot and boils water really quickly so that's nice. I think stoves get two-phase power which makes that possible.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by jyng1 » Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:01 am

puerile_polyp wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:07 pm
I used to use a kettle, but since it's not faster and needs to be cleaned I don't bother anymore.
I've never cleaned a kettle. Ever.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by Utisz » Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:54 pm

puerile_polyp wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:07 pm
I used to use a kettle, but since it's not faster and needs to be cleaned I don't bother anymore.
What do you use instead of a kettle?
jyng1 wrote:
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:01 am
I've never cleaned a kettle. Ever.
Then your water is soft? Everywhere I've lived, limescale builds up pretty quickly over time.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by puerile_polyp » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:36 pm

Utisz wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:54 pm
puerile_polyp wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:07 pm
I used to use a kettle, but since it's not faster and needs to be cleaned I don't bother anymore.
What do you use instead of a kettle?
The pyrex cup in the microwave. Oatmeal is basically all I boil water for. I don't drink tea. Although I used to drink tea sometimes when I worked at the shelter and we had a water heater with a spigot.

Side note, I found the perfect method for quick and easy oatmeal after a long time. Everybody always tries to microwave quick oats and then they boil over. The trick is to pour boiling water over the quick oats, cover it and let it sit for a few minutes. I use large coffee mugs so there's room to add peanut butter or whatever.

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Re: AAA: Ask America Anything

Post by jyng1 » Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:37 pm

Utisz wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:54 pm
Then your water is soft? Everywhere I've lived, limescale builds up pretty quickly over time.

I guess. There isn't any data on dissolved solids in our water supply as it's probably a bit small (spring fed supply for ~3,000 people). NZs water is generally considered soft and I just had a look at my kettle which I've had for ~20 years and it looks like new.

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