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Month: May 2017

Nick’s 2000 followers

By: | Post date: May 29, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Quora

Not on TWs, but on 2K by Nick Nicholas on Opɯdʒɯlɯklɑr In Exile Anyway. I’m not writing about the quill here, I’ve said too much already. But just as Jordan has just hit 20K followers with no quill, I have just hit 2K followers, with no quill. https://opuculuk.quora.com/Not-o… Uri Granta: How about a drawing of […]

Do Australians regularly eat kangaroo meat?

By: | Post date: May 28, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Australia

Another data point: Routinely served to tourists, as an exotic offering. Like crocodile is. Available in gourmet restaurants on occasion, as an exotic offering. I’ve had it two or three times. The last time, in an Ethiopian tagine. Available in supermarkets, but not plentiful in supermarkets. Very plentiful as pet food. Very lean meat, so […]

Would you participate in Quora in Klingon if it existed?

By: | Post date: May 25, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Language, Quora

Translation to Federation Standard follows: yItamchoH jay’ ’ej HuchwIj yItlhap! nuqDaq jIqI’? mach tlhIngan Hol mu’ghom, ’ej tlhIngan Hol Quora tu’lu’chugh, pIj DIvI’ Hol mu’mey lo’lu’ net pIH. jIHvaD qay’be’. cha’ Seng vIpIHlaH: tlhIngan Hol Quora lo’laHwI’ law’ law’, wa’maH law’ puS; ’a wa’vatlh law’ law’. Quoravetlh leHmeH yapbe’. meqna’mo’ tlhIngan Hol Wikipedia bot Jimbo […]

How is telecommuting working for you?

By: | Post date: May 25, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Information Technology, Personal

Question answered: How is telecommuting working for you? The plural of anecdote is Quora answers. Herewith mine. I worked for 3 years physically in a job that many of you will have already worked out by now, and 14 more telecommuting. The only way I could bear to keep working on that job was by […]

Are there lesbians because girls are so hot?

By: | Post date: May 25, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Culture

Actual lesbians have answered this question, and now, despite my better judgement, so will I. Using the insightful comment of one of their number as a springboard: Molly Juul: https://www.quora.com/Are-there-… The “aesthetically finding women more beautiful”-phenomenon is 100% social. Women are sexualized sooo much in the media, and men are constantly being told that “women […]

Are there any Esperanto users on Quora? If so, can you write in Esperanto what you did yesterday?

By: | Post date: May 22, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Language, Quora

Hieraŭ? Nu, hieraŭ estis dimanĉo, do ripoztago. Kaj mi pli-malpli ripozis, laŭ mia kutimiĝinta maniero. Mi iris kun la edzino por matenmanĝo ĉe franca dolĉejo, kie ni kutimas dum la semajnofino. Mi tie legis du el la tri gazetoj de la urbo, kaj plendis kiel kutime pri la faŝismo de tiu kiun posedas Rupert Murdoch. […]

Which party would the average American Democrat vote for if they moved to your country? And why do you think that?

By: | Post date: May 18, 2017 | Comments: 2 Comments
Posted in categories: Australia

As all the other answers have said, there is just too broad a spectrum of views within the American Democrat party for us to speak of an average Democrat. Unless, of course, that is code for “moderate Democrat” or even “blue dog Democrat”. Australia too has two big tent major parties. Labour has a left […]

Where in Australia do most expats from South Africa live?

By: | Post date: May 18, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Australia

In my experience, Perth by far. Enough that the South African presence in Perth is very visible: it’s one of the largest ethnic subgroups there. (Perth has not had the same level of Mediterranean or Asian migration as Sydney or Melbourne.) South African restaurants are common there, and very uncommon in Melbourne (though I’ve still […]

How many children did your grandparents have?

By: | Post date: May 18, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Personal

My maternal grandparents (Crete) had five (1940–1953). John, Helen, Maria, Georgia, George. My paternal grandparents (Cyprus) had nine (1926–1947), of which one was still-born (Angelica) and one died of smallpox as a toddler (Kostas). George,† Helen, Chris, Stavros, Dora,† Andrew, Savvas. As Savvas once said to me, “the machine kept going, until it stopped.” The […]

How is Nihilism relevant to the Modern world?

By: | Post date: May 17, 2017 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Culture

Bit of a big question there, and nihilism is a big concept—that often gets used quite loosely, to mean “relativistic” or “cynical”. We are in a time in the West, of course, when a lot of longstanding moral absolutes have been increasingly questioned or scrutinised, and the outcome has been called nihilistic by both proponents […]

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