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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Where these systems most notably differ is in their units of volume. A US fluid ounce (fl oz), about 29.6 millilitres (ml), is slightly larger than the imperial fluid ounce (about 28.4 ml). However, as there are 16 US fl oz to a US pint and 20 imp fl oz per imperial pint, the imperial pint is about 20% larger. The same is true of quarts, gallons, etc.; six US gallons are a little less than five imperial gallons.
  2. Aug 2020
  3. Jul 2020
    1. Take a look at the slogans of some of the popular companies.

      Hmm, are these taglines or slogans? According to https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/slogan-vs-tagline-12643.html:

      A tagline should represent your business, while a slogan represents a single product or is part of an advertising campaign

      it seems that these are more taglines than slogans.

  4. May 2020
    1. Specifically, it looks like the Iubenda Wordpress plugin has AddThis classified under Measurement (id 4). As a result, even though Iubenda itself classifies it under Experience enhancement (and shows it under that category in your cookie policy), if you give consent for that category (id 3), it will not enable the AddThis scripts

      Iubenda doesn't even always agree with itself about which category certain services should go under, further evidence that there's no single right way to classify it, supporting the idea that there should be a way to change it from the default, since every site has different needs.

  5. Apr 2020
  6. Mar 2020
    1. I enjoy dissent and debate among commenters, and criticism of my views is also always welcome; you are even free to call me an assclown, a dupe, a partisan ignoramus — whatever you like, as long as you don't insult other commenters.
  7. Feb 2020
    1. Stalling and friction are linked: efforts stalled when friction accumulated or when the fear of criticism led to no activity. Likewise, avoiding stalling by making a decision could result in friction when others disagreed.

      efforts stalled when friction accumulated or when the fear of criticism led to no activity

    1. Given that marginalized groups frequently lack protection during disagreements, we often try to understand how to scaffold conflicts in a way that best protects these groups.

      scaffold conflicts in a way that best protects these groups.

    2. Though the presence of conflict in socially just design may seem like an impediment, it is actually a healthy sign that a project is tackling topics worthy of debate. This is especially true for marginalized people, who have “interests in asking questions [about power, oppression, and inequality], and dominant groups have interests in not hearing them” [3].

      conflict is a healthy sign that project is tackling topics worthy of debate.

  8. Sep 2015
    1. Normal aging is described as aging not accompanied by behavioral or cognitive dysfunctions associated with the cholinergic basal forebrain system

      I don't think that aging can be defined purely in terms of the cholinergic system.

  9. Sep 2013
    1. "science" which can teach us to do under all circumstances the things which will insure our happiness and success.

      Happiness has far too much variability to be considered scientific, in my opinion. It's all a matter of opinion and personal experience. Hence my disagreement with his "judgment not knowledge" bit.

    1. POLUS: What sort of an art is cookery? SOCRATES: Not an art at all, Polus.

      So maths is an art until it comes to the use of cooking? Not sure I agree, Socrates.