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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Coffee
« on: May 04, 2021, 03:56:13 PM »
The chemical composition of water changes depending on what you use to heat the water with. Coffee makers have a special heating element that heats the water in just the right way so that chemically it is more ideal to rinse over coffee grounds. It's important to fill the coffee maker with cool water(below 72F) so that the chemical heating process is done correctly and your coffee comes out with the right texture for a solid cup of joe.
Not trying to be dense but how does the chemical composition change? Isn't it H20 the whole time?

A water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms bonded to an oxygen atom, and its overall structure is bent. This is because the oxygen atom, in addition to forming bonds with the hydrogen atoms, also carries two pairs of unshared electrons. All of the electron pairs shared and unshared repel each other.

The most stable arrangement is the one that puts them farthest apart from each other: a tetrahedron, with the O-H bonds forming two out of the four “legs”. The lone pairs are slightly more repulsive than the bond electrons, so the angle between the O-H bonds is slightly less than the 109° of a perfect tetrahedron, around 104.5°.^2 The heating element in a normal coffee machine keeps this perfect tetrahedron intact while heating the water up. So when the water goes over the coffee grounds with this perfect tetrahedron it chemically can absorb more of the flavor of the coffee grounds.
:Bullsh!t:

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: crap that white midwesterners like...
« on: May 04, 2021, 03:55:30 PM »
Costco.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Which ‘chip was installed in you?
« on: April 29, 2021, 03:53:35 PM »
Had my second Pfizer two weeks ago this Monday, the only reaction I had was swollen lymph nodes.  I hadn't heard anyone else having this reaction so I thought it was strange but not worrying.  Today I saw this;
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/swollen-lymph-nodes-after-covid-19-vaccine-may-indicate-prior-infection-early-research-suggests.html?utm_campaign=bhr&utm_source=website&utm_content=latestarticles

ps I have been tested a couple of times but was negative both times.  In fact Fedor Jr lost his sense of smell so we all got tested - negative. 

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: the golf coaches
« on: April 28, 2021, 04:55:50 PM »
are we good at literally any sports?

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Unless you count high jump as a sport and not an event or being average at baseball, no we suck at them all. 

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Kansas State Football / Re: Dimel tracker
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:37:46 AM »
Because there is no quality to control
I saw the year end Offensive Quality Control report and it merely said "Do not start a true freshman quarterback".

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: April 16, 2021, 08:12:12 AM »
I launched an "algo trading" program this morning. In the first hour, I spent like $120 on commission to make $17 in profit. Lol.

I just pulled the plug. My plan was to give it six months live and then reevaluate. At this point, I don't think it will be worth the effort to continue developing it further.

New get rich plan is to get a second remote job and dump all income from it into investment funds.
I had the same question, there are plenty of places w/ free trading. 

out of curiosity what are you doing where you are paying commissions?

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Potential transfers and new guys
« on: April 15, 2021, 09:39:36 AM »
I'm not as excited about these players as some of you although Massoud certainly seems like a Bruceian player so maybe he'll improve.  I'm not sure Nowell can consistently get buckets at the P5 level at his size but we did need a PG to help keep us get under 20 TOs a game.

I'd like to see some guards/forwards that will attack the basket somewhat consistently but that appears to be all on Miguel at this point.

I'm going on record now by saying Nowell will struggle to score efficiently and guard anyone, at all.

Interestingly enough, KU got a very similar player in Joseph Yesufu. I'm confident that Self will be able to get him some shots though. oscar's offense has been trash pretty awful in creating good shots for people though and being 5'7" or whatever Nowell is, won't be beneficial to finding his own shot.
Oscar's trash offense is why I think you take 4-6% off the shooting percentage of the newcomers.  They may look like upgrades on paper but by the time they get Bruced, they will be the same players we always have.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:56:35 PM »
there are some that will give you one for free if you just drive it to Alaska for them. Not like to keep, but to do that drive to Alaska and make a trip out of it. Gotta get yourself home.

how long do you get to enjoy the trip?  give me a name, i'd do the eff out of that.
Yes 100% yes
I am in as well.  Also already living the RV life and I freaking love it.

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My daughter (senior in high school) got the J&J jab Wednesday and has felt terrible since.  Pretty sever nausea, fever, headache, etc.  Kind of a bummer, she would not have felt this bad to get Covid at her age.  I guess the advantage is that there is no chance of spread.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: April 01, 2021, 04:26:54 PM »
also irl you'd have to pay cap gains on the profits and that on top of the interest on the HELOC means you'd have to have a damn sure insider trady thing to make it make sense. also PM me that thing so I can get rich with you.
Those returns could be found on the efficient frontier without an undue amount of risk, is something that I feel like someone is smart about these things would say but I have no idea.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Potential transfers and new guys
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:52:08 AM »
eff him.

He's leaving a third school as a sophomore, that's ridiculous. His numbers weren't great at UNLV. If he's the caliber of transfer TJ is going to get, I'm very confident that they will remain cemented in d.a.l. TJ is supposed to be a recruiter, imagine landing a transfer, with all of these players in the portal, that you know will only be a role player in your program. Damn, even oscar found two guys who should have significant roles on the team.
Thanks MIR, that's the energy I was looking for.  eff him indeed.  WSU fans are recruiting him hard on Twitter, of course.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: Potential transfers and new guys
« on: April 01, 2021, 09:28:28 AM »
What is the board's take on the Caleb Grill saga?
He jilted my Cats, which is fine cause 'cause he sux, so I am amused by him getting abandoned by TJ.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Lawn Care
« on: March 24, 2021, 02:18:39 PM »
My yard is like WWI.  Lots of energy and money expended, lots of killing, lots of chemical warfare, desperate attacks, stubbornness, fear.  But nothing ever changes.  The trenches don't move.  The yard is the same.  War is hell.
This was beautiful, thank you for this 33.

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Other Sports (Tiger's Back) / Re: KSU Booze Cats
« on: March 24, 2021, 02:14:18 PM »
His dad loves WSU, though...
A small timey WTF statement if there ever was one.

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: 2021 ncaa tournament thread
« on: March 22, 2021, 05:23:09 PM »
Turns out the big 10 sucks balls and taints even more than the B12.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Do You Know Anyone with COVID-19?
« on: March 22, 2021, 02:58:44 PM »
Just got Pfizered.
That’s the king of chips. Congrats.


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Yes it is! Was v. pleased.  There seems to be all three varieties all over the place in this area.

Did it feel like He-Man punched you in the shoulder after? I normally don't have an issue with the flu shot or whatever, but my arm was really sore for a day or two after the Pfizer chip.
Not even She-Ra level right now, closer to Orko in fact.  It has only been a few hours so either my natural toughness has mitigated the pain or it will get worse.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Do You Know Anyone with COVID-19?
« on: March 22, 2021, 01:42:37 PM »
Just got Pfizered.
That’s the king of chips. Congrats.


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Yes it is! Was v. pleased.  There seems to be all three varieties all over the place in this area.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Do You Know Anyone with COVID-19?
« on: March 22, 2021, 10:46:02 AM »
Just got Pfizered.   

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Kansas State Basketball / Re: 2021 ncaa tournament thread
« on: March 19, 2021, 01:07:07 PM »
Well that was quick!
I don't like #11 for Ark., he got away with some bullshit at the end of the first half.  Getting torched now tho.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Do You Know Anyone with COVID-19?
« on: March 18, 2021, 09:17:30 AM »
Potentially getting jabbed Monday the 22nd. :billdance:

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New To Investing Thread
« on: March 18, 2021, 08:27:36 AM »
Steve Dave what good meme usage !

wow, thank you for this unexpected but extremely warranted praise.
This response is as good as the meme, which was really great.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Documentaries
« on: March 17, 2021, 01:09:23 PM »
Tudor Monastery Farm is pretty freaking great.

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America looked like we were on the ropes but now we are hitting this thing in the back with a steel chair so that is really something

hell yes we are
Daily deaths under 1000 for the first time in a while and hopefully never over 1k again.

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Essentially Flyertalk / Re: PS Vue/Sling TV
« on: March 10, 2021, 06:06:36 PM »
jmarks left this nugget a while back. I only have internet at my house with a tv antenna. No YTTV or other such service. Haven't missed a game this year.

therealstreamhub.site/index dot php

I think I got a virus typing this in my browser. Did you give me a virus? I just want to watch the Royals and don't have cable.
Heh. Never had a problem there.

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Can't find the game tonight, what gives?

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