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Re: Interesting Articles... https://moz.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-the-google-search-parameters
November 15, 2020, 01:01:23 AM
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Re: Interesting Tech Articles https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/12/1/21726548/wyze-watch-44-47-smartwatch-price-release-date-features

$20 smartwatch

 I'm not a fan of watches in general but definitely seems like a good option. Their products in general have very good value for their price.

 I don't understand how they plan on being a profitable company with these prices which is why I'm slightly hesitant of using their products.

December 01, 2020, 09:15:48 PM
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
My kids loved the first few, but I try not to play it for them, since the parts they like best are the really dumb humor parts.
So what's the problem?

December 02, 2020, 09:03:23 PM
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Re: Impossible Burger 2.0



Just tried the beyond beef.

No seasonings or anything on it, just a small thin burger on a pan (I usually like it well done and thin).

Like others were saying, the only way that it can pass as a burger is if you don't concentrate on what it tastes like and if it's in a bun or something to mask some of its taste.

It doesn't smell like meat. It has a unique smell that I don't think is similar to anything else. I didn't like the way it smelled.

The texture is pretty similar to meat.

The taste is somewhat similar to meat but nothing mind-blowing at all. The taste of the charred parts of the burger overpowered the rest of the burgers taste at times. It had a somewhat smokey taste that didn't taste too natural.

If anything I would say it tastes like smoked fish or something like that.

Ugh it's hard to describe taste :)

December 13, 2020, 10:45:28 PM
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Re: The only one worth buying
At a wine tasting event hosted by Herzog/Kedem, a realistic fellow walked in and tasted several wines, after he finished with was he was doing, he gave his verdict "All the wines were very sour, besides for this delicious one", pointing to the Kedem grape juice.
FTFY

Also
https://medium.com/@sethkravitz/the-fun-story-of-how-i-learned-that-most-wine-experts-are-full-of-crap-caa036293488

December 26, 2020, 09:12:10 PM
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Re: Twitter bans sitting President
Twitter is clearly no longer an open platform, rather a publisher. And should be liable for their content and open to suit.
I do not agree with this.
Not in technicalities/legalities whether it's a publisher or not. In the (sarcastic?) opinion as a whole.

January 09, 2021, 07:22:05 PM
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves Battery compartments that are not designed to be easy to remove a battery
January 09, 2021, 07:37:40 PM
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Re: Business Phone/Internet question Any options for Lakewood?

Need the cheapest most basic plan. Must have phone, a phone number that's registered to the business name.

Optimum wants 120

Also it must be classified as a landline

January 20, 2021, 08:09:59 PM
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Re: Riddles! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_the_Court
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The Paradox of the Court, also known as the counterdilemma of Euathlus or Protagoras' paradox, is a paradox originating in ancient Greece. It is said that the famous sophist Protagoras took on a promising pupil, Euathlus, on the understanding that the student pay Protagoras for his instruction after he wins his first court case. After instruction, Euathlus decided to not enter the profession of law, but to enter politics instead, and Protagoras decided to sue Euathlus for the amount owed.[1]

Protagoras argued that if he won the case, he would be paid his money. If Euathlus won the case, Protagoras would still be paid according to the original contract, because Euathlus would have won his first case. Euathlus, however, claimed that if he won, then by the court's decision he would not have to pay Protagoras. If, on the other hand, Protagoras won, then Euathlus would still not have won a case and would therefore not be obliged to pay. The question is then, which of the two men is in the right?

Not really a riddle.

 I think the student is right not because of his claim but due to the case not being a case to begin with.

January 31, 2021, 01:39:33 AM
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Re: Lakewood NJ Master Thread
Going to be in lakewood for a few days this week.  Anybody know of a place where I can rent a mifi?  Thanks!
Maybe see if someone on here can give/lend those T-Mobile hotspot thingys they were giving out for free

February 06, 2021, 10:32:00 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles... https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/why-hot-water-freezes-faster-than-cold-physicists-solve-the-mpemba-effect-d8a2f611e853

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Why Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold—Physicists Solve the Mpemba Effect
Aristotle first noticed that hot water freezes faster than cold, but chemists have always struggled to explain the paradox. Until now
The Physics arXiv Blog
The Physics arXiv Blog
Oct 29, 2013 · 4 min read



Water may be one of the most abundant compounds on Earth, but it is also one of more mysterious. For example, like most liquids it becomes denser as it cools. But unlike them, it reaches a state of maximum density at 4°C and then becomes less dense before it freezes.
In solid form, it is less dense still, which is why standard ice floats on water. That’s one reason why life on Earth has flourished— if ice were denser than water, lakes and oceans would freeze from the bottom up, almost certainly preventing the kind of chemistry that makes life possible.
Then there is the strange Mpemba effect, named after a Tanzanian student who discovered that a hot ice cream mix freezes faster than a cold mix in cookery classes in the early 1960s. (In fact, the effect has been noted by many scientists throughout history including Aristotle, Francis Bacon and René Descartes.)
The Mpemba effect is the observation that warm water freezes more quickly than cold water. The effect has been measured on many occasions with many explanations put forward. One idea is that warm containers make better thermal contact with a refrigerator and so conduct heat more efficiently. Hence the faster freezing. Another is that warm water evaporates rapidly and since this is an endothermic process, it cools the water making it freeze more quickly.
None of these explanations are entirely convincing, which is why the true explanation is still up for grabs.
Today Xi Zhang at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a few pals provide one. These guys say that the Mpemba paradox is the result of the unique properties of the different bonds that hold water together.
What’s so odd about the bonds in water? A single water molecule consists of a relatively large oxygen atom joined to two smaller hydrogen atoms by standard covalent bonds.
But put water molecules together and hydrogen bonds also begin to play an important role. These occur when a hydrogen in one molecule comes close the oxygen in another and bonds to it.
Hydrogen bonds are weaker than covalent bonds but stronger than the van der Waals forces that geckos use to climb walls.
Chemists have long known that they are important. For example, water’s boiling point is much higher than other liquids of similar molecules because hydrogen bonds hold it together.
But in recent years, chemists have become increasingly aware of more subtle roles that hydrogen bonds can play. For example, water molecules inside narrow capillaries form into chains held together by hydrogen bonds. This plays an important role in trees and plants where water evaporation across a leaf membrane effectively pulls a chain of water molecules up from the roots.
Now Xi and co say hydrogen bonds also explain the Mpemba effect. Their key idea is that hydrogen bonds bring water molecules into close contact and when this happens the natural repulsion between the molecules causes the covalent O-H bonds to stretch and store energy.
But as the liquid warms up, it forces the hydrogen bonds to stretch and the water molecules sit further apart. This allows the covalent molecules to shrink again and give up their energy. The important point is that this process in which the covalent bonds give up energy is equivalent to cooling.
In fact, the effect is additional to the conventional process of cooling. So warm water ought to cool faster than cold water, they say. And that’s exactly what is observed in the Mpemba effect.
These guys have calculated the magnitude of the additional cooling effect and show that it exactly accounts for the observed differences in experiments that measure the different cooling rates of hot and cold water.
Voila! That’s an interesting insight into the complex and mysterious properties of water, which still give chemists sleepless nights.
But while Xi and co’s idea is convincing, it is not quite the theoretical slam dunk that many physicists will require to settle the question. That’s because the new theory lacks predictive power—at least in this paper.
Xi and co need to use their theory to predict a new property of water that conventional thinking about water does not. For example, the shortened covalent bonds might give rise to some measurable property of the water that would not otherwise be present. The discovery and measurement of this property would be the coup de grâce that their theory needs.
So while these guys may well have solved the riddle of Mpemba effect, they will probably need to work a little harder to convince everyone. Nevertheless, interesting stuff!
Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1310.6514: O:H-O Bond Anomalous Relaxation Resolving Mpemba Paradox

February 07, 2021, 01:11:08 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread

I'd suggest skipping the first 3-4 minutes for tznius reasons

Life in a day. I vaguely remember the previous one. The part that hit me the most is the about that kid from the last one  who's woken up by his mother and says "woman" (27:25). I remember watching that clip from the previous one. No spoilers.

Most of the film is focused on other countries and cultures that are not represented in the media too much. I think the idea is good but didn't give a full view of the more developed areas. If I recall correctly the last one was also like that.

The only part that anything jewish is filmed is havdala at 1:13:20

Now it's time for me to go to sleep :)

February 07, 2021, 04:04:31 AM
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Re: Avatars
you knew something like this was coming :)

February 07, 2021, 09:38:30 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread Tldr: basically occam's razor
February 13, 2021, 10:58:19 PM
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Re: Guess The Age Of Fellow DDFers
I'm really curious to know how old @Randomex is...
~65 (over retirement age). Based on the few times I've seen this guy in the Lakewood library playing board games with other people. I don't know if it's him but it fits my imaginary profile

We need CBC's comment "is this legal" over here :)

February 21, 2021, 10:02:40 PM
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Re: Purim - mishloach manos / dress up theme: Master Thread Saw this on someone's status. The most creative idea I've ever seen. Even the label!





February 26, 2021, 12:51:03 PM
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