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« Reply #17145 on: August 06, 2013, 07:42:19 PM »
Which is the bigger sin, overeating or wasting food? Or what if the food is wasted because it tastes completely awful?

Didn't feel like this first-world moral dilemma warranted its own thread...
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« Reply #17146 on: August 06, 2013, 08:55:35 PM »
Which is the bigger sin, overeating or wasting food? Or what if the food is wasted because it tastes completely awful?

Didn't feel like this first-world moral dilemma warranted its own thread...
I never really distinguished different levels of sin in my mind.  I always felt they were equally bad and if they weren't, the little ones lead to the big ones.

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« Reply #17147 on: August 06, 2013, 09:15:21 PM »
I'm not sure... they seem equally bad... though I refuse to eat terrible tasting food.

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« Reply #17148 on: August 07, 2013, 01:37:38 AM »
Which is the bigger sin, overeating or wasting food? Or what if the food is wasted because it tastes completely awful?
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« Reply #17149 on: August 07, 2013, 08:13:49 AM »
Television has turned into a disgusting source of stupidity and idiocy.  What was once a source of learning and clean entertainment is vile and repulsive.

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« Reply #17150 on: August 07, 2013, 08:24:38 AM »
Television has always been stupid.

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« Reply #17151 on: August 07, 2013, 08:26:18 AM »
Television has always been stupid.

Now its stupider. :laugh:

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« Reply #17152 on: August 07, 2013, 08:30:52 AM »
Television has always been stupid.

Now its stupider. :laugh:

Very well, hard to argue against that  :)

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« Reply #17153 on: August 08, 2013, 03:59:06 PM »
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« Reply #17154 on: August 08, 2013, 04:00:10 PM »
Television has always been stupid.

Now its stupider. :laugh:

Very well, hard to argue against that  :)

I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...

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« Reply #17155 on: August 08, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »
Television has always been stupid.

Now its stupider. :laugh:

Very well, hard to argue against that  :)

I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...
I like Downton Abbey, well, except for the last episode of season 3. That was just dumb.  >:(
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« Reply #17156 on: August 08, 2013, 04:38:26 PM »
Television has always been stupid.

Now its stupider. :laugh:

Very well, hard to argue against that  :)

I probably watch more TV today than I ever have. Not sure whether it's stupider. My childhood was filled with Happy Days and Gilligan's Island, so...
I like Downton Abbey, well, except for the last episode of season 3. That was just dumb.  >:(

Yeah...very contrived. 

Much of British t.v., at least that exported to and shown here, is of a MUCH higher quality than most, if not all of U.S. programming.  Football, hockey, and baseball excepted, that is. ;D
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« Reply #17157 on: August 08, 2013, 04:40:09 PM »
I love the TV. How would we watch DVDs or all the stuff we grab off YouTube without one? ;D
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« Reply #17158 on: August 08, 2013, 04:41:10 PM »
I love the TV. How would we watch DVDs or all the stuff we grab off YouTube without one? ;D

On a computer?
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« Reply #17159 on: August 08, 2013, 04:44:09 PM »
I love the TV. How would we watch DVDs or all the stuff we grab off YouTube without one? ;D

On a computer?

Not the best of arrangements for family viewing. Why do computer monitors cost more than a TV the same size? It's the TV that has the extra hardware built in! ???
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« Reply #17160 on: August 09, 2013, 09:24:10 AM »
I love the TV. How would we watch DVDs or all the stuff we grab off YouTube without one? ;D

On a computer?

Not the best of arrangements for family viewing. Why do computer monitors cost more than a TV the same size? It's the TV that has the extra hardware built in! ???
Monitors have a much higher resolution capability than TVs do.
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« Reply #17161 on: August 10, 2013, 10:28:44 AM »
My schedule this fall:

So Wednesdays are gonna suck.
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« Reply #17162 on: August 10, 2013, 11:28:41 AM »
So Wednesdays are gonna suck.

Ya really  :police:  That seems like an interesting mix of classes... are you majoring in Russian Orthodox CSI?  8)

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« Reply #17163 on: August 10, 2013, 11:57:13 AM »
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« Reply #17164 on: August 10, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
So Wednesdays are gonna suck.

Ya really  :police:  That seems like an interesting mix of classes... are you majoring in Russian Orthodox CSI?  8)
I'm open to anything at this point.
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« Reply #17165 on: August 10, 2013, 03:09:15 PM »
My schedule this fall:

So Wednesdays are gonna suck.
That's an insane schedule.

I'll add you to my prayer list
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« Reply #17166 on: August 10, 2013, 04:04:02 PM »
My schedule this fall:

So Wednesdays are gonna suck.

*Winces* My sympathies.


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« Reply #17167 on: August 10, 2013, 06:22:07 PM »
My schedule this fall:

So Wednesdays are gonna suck.

*Winces* My sympathies.


Do we have a student support thread?

Feel free to start one. You may even get some useful tips into the bargain. ;)
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« Reply #17168 on: August 10, 2013, 06:36:33 PM »
Do we have a student support thread?

We can create one for that 13 hour Chemistry lecture you have 3 times a week.   ;D  :o  ;D

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« Reply #17169 on: August 10, 2013, 06:40:24 PM »
Do we have a student support thread?

We can create one for that 13 hour Chemistry lecture you have 3 times a week.   ;D  :o  ;D

MWF 9:40 pm - 10:40 am

 :o Gah! I assure you, that's supposed to be an am. 9:40 am - 10:40 am. *shakes head* I can't believe I missed that...

EDIT: Yeah, 3 x 13 hours of PChem every week? I wouldn't last long.
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« Reply #17170 on: August 10, 2013, 06:51:25 PM »
Do we have a student support thread?

We can create one for that 13 hour Chemistry lecture you have 3 times a week.   ;D  :o  ;D

MWF 9:40 pm - 10:40 am

 :o Gah! I assure you, that's supposed to be an am. 9:40 am - 10:40 am. *shakes head* I can't believe I missed that...

EDIT: Yeah, 3 x 13 hours of PChem every week? I wouldn't last long.

Hopefully your Chemistry professor is more entertaining than the one I had.  He spoke with a monotone.

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« Reply #17171 on: August 11, 2013, 12:57:34 PM »
Hopefully your Chemistry professor is more entertaining than the one I had.  He spoke with a monotone.

My condolences about your professor's teaching style. Thankfully, I know this professor; I don't anticipate problems with the lecture.  :)

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« Reply #17172 on: August 11, 2013, 03:14:25 PM »
Went to mass today. Tridentine no less. The demographics though are I don't know how to put it. But mostly young people with presumably no memory of those times when this mass was the only thing in town, women and little girls all covered up in mantillas and long shapeless skirts. I'd say that at least half of the women press t there fit that. Also families with lots of children. Other than that certainly the aesthetics are way better if only because they are way less personal and more mechanic which is good, but the people I dunno, I don't think they are other than a subculture in every way.
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« Reply #17173 on: August 11, 2013, 03:18:41 PM »
Catholic or Orthodox? Did the Tridentine mass feel anyhow similar to the Byzantine liturgy?
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« Reply #17174 on: August 11, 2013, 03:28:20 PM »
Did the Tridentine mass feel anyhow similar to the Byzantine liturgy?
other than that sense of impersonality or whatever you wanna call it not really.
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« Reply #17175 on: August 11, 2013, 03:40:03 PM »
Catholic or Orthodox? Did the Tridentine mass feel anyhow similar to the Byzantine liturgy?
Orin a second thought, it might feel somehow like a Russian liturgy, since both are choreographed to an extent I don't find, say , the Romanian liturgy.
I was present once at the no mass but in latin at Santa Maria maggiore. That felt much closer to the orthodox liturgy.
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« Reply #17176 on: August 11, 2013, 10:49:42 PM »
I changed my avatar.

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« Reply #17177 on: August 11, 2013, 10:51:49 PM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
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« Reply #17178 on: August 11, 2013, 11:35:50 PM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

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« Reply #17179 on: August 12, 2013, 09:48:52 AM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

I'm going to say yes.


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« Reply #17182 on: August 13, 2013, 04:32:32 AM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

I'm going to say yes.



That's a niqab, not a beard. :P
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« Reply #17183 on: August 13, 2013, 03:50:05 PM »
There was an old lady in the men's room at Walmart today. Not an employee or someone cleaning or fixing something... just a shopper who was using the toilet  ???

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« Reply #17184 on: August 13, 2013, 03:54:58 PM »
There was an old lady in the men's room at Walmart today. Not an employee or someone cleaning or fixing something... just a shopper who was using the toilet  ???
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« Reply #17185 on: August 13, 2013, 04:33:03 PM »
There was an old lady in the men's room at Walmart today. Not an employee or someone cleaning or fixing something... just a shopper who was using the toilet  ???
Did she have her glasses on?  Or, didn't you stick around to check? ;D
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« Reply #17186 on: August 13, 2013, 05:19:09 PM »
One time I went to a restroom and noticed a distinct lack of urinals.  I quickly left.  And by 'left' I mean left the store and went to another one on the other side of town.
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« Reply #17187 on: August 13, 2013, 06:09:16 PM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

I'm going to say yes.



That's a niqab, not a beard. :P

So those two minutes in MS paint were a waste of time?

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« Reply #17188 on: August 13, 2013, 06:12:34 PM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

I'm going to say yes.



That's a niqab, not a beard. :P

So those two minutes in MS paint were a waste of time?

And you'll never get them back.
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« Reply #17189 on: August 13, 2013, 06:15:19 PM »
I changed my avatar.
Can't you put a beard on that guy?
I'm going out on a limb here to say, "no."

I'm going to say yes.



That's a niqab, not a beard. :P

So those two minutes in MS paint were a waste of time?

Time spent in MS paint are never a waste--success or failure, they are the best preparation for life that we have available to us. Paint on!