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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4485 on: July 10, 2020, 08:40:02 AM »
Are you allowed to have liquids during a fast?
It would explain a lot of posts because they must be drinking a lot of Kool-Aid!!!  :)
No liquids allowed. But people drink a lot before, so that can explain the residual Kool-Aid...

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4486 on: July 10, 2020, 08:54:24 AM »
No liquids allowed. But people drink a lot before, so that can explain the residual Kool-Aid...
Not to mention what they smoke..

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4487 on: July 13, 2020, 01:41:31 AM »
I just heard that any mars brand chocolates such as snickers, milky way, Twix, m&ms etc are powdered milk. Can anyone confirm that?

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4488 on: July 21, 2020, 08:19:52 AM »
Anyone know the methodology Amazon uses when it chooses a book to display on it's Kindle ads/mock-ups? They used to use "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", but now I notice they use "A Wrinkle in Time," "Ready Player One," and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."

I'm simply curious if they just choose a book they think will resonate, or if publishers pay to get exposure.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4489 on: July 21, 2020, 08:35:46 AM »
Anyone know the methodology Amazon uses when it chooses a book to display on it's Kindle ads/mock-ups? They used to use "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", but now I notice they use "A Wrinkle in Time," "Ready Player One," and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."

I'm simply curious if they just choose a book they think will resonate, or if publishers pay to get exposure.
Thinking about it more, I would assume that they come up with books that were wildly popular, well-known, and that have a really memorable opening page. That is what would make sense from a marketing standpoint. They want to you recognize it and say, hey, I like that book, let my buy this Kindle.

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4490 on: July 21, 2020, 11:02:27 AM »
Why is one restaurant available on ubereats and the same restaurant delivering to the same location is "too far away" on doordash  :(
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4491 on: July 21, 2020, 12:42:30 PM »
Why does "tasty" mean that it tastes good, but "smelly" means that it smells bad?
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4492 on: July 21, 2020, 12:55:30 PM »
Why does "tasty" mean that it tastes good, but "smelly" means that it smells bad?
same reason you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway

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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4493 on: July 21, 2020, 01:01:57 PM »
same reason you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway

Well akkkkkshully... that one has a pretty simple explanation. "Drive" (the noun) has always meant the path leading up to your house, so driveway is where you drive your car up to your house. Parkways were created as a type of road meant to feel like driving through a park, with landscaping, grassy medians, etc.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4494 on: July 21, 2020, 01:06:11 PM »
Well akkkkkshully... that one has a pretty simple explanation. "Drive" (the noun) has always meant the path leading up to your house, so driveway is where you drive your car up to your house. Parkways were created as a type of road meant to feel like driving through a park, with landscaping, grassy medians, etc.

Fascinating! I never knew there was a real reason.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4495 on: July 21, 2020, 01:14:39 PM »
Well akkkkkshully... that one has a pretty simple explanation. "Drive" (the noun) has always meant the path leading up to your house, so driveway is where you drive your car up to your house. Parkways were created as a type of road meant to feel like driving through a park, with landscaping, grassy medians, etc.

I recall when Eastern Parkway had signs explaining the Parkway concept (and IINM stated that it was the first one).
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4496 on: July 21, 2020, 01:16:21 PM »
I recall when Eastern Parkway had signs explaining the Parkway concept (and IINM stated that it was the first one).

Seems about right.
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/B029/history
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4497 on: July 21, 2020, 01:23:45 PM »
Well akkkkkshully... that one has a pretty simple explanation. "Drive" (the noun) has always meant the path leading up to your house, so driveway is where you drive your car up to your house. Parkways were created as a type of road meant to feel like driving through a park, with landscaping, grassy medians, etc.
I thought it's because they often look like parking lots :)
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4498 on: July 21, 2020, 01:37:22 PM »
Seems about right.
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/B029/history

Yup. Back in the 80s they had signs about it. I don't know why they are no longer there. Maybe they were removed when they did a major renovation in the early 90s (IIRC) and were never put back.
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Re: Random questions.
« Reply #4499 on: July 21, 2020, 07:14:19 PM »
same reason you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway
And when you fill out a form you fill in the blanks
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