Questions you want answered.

Basically marketers convinced the public. If you can convince people that boys and girls need different clothes, you can sell a lot more clothes. Boys used to also wear dresses too.

Seems to have been a change from the late Teens to the '40's, with contributions from (and arguments between) all sorts of fashion arbiters, from large department stores to advice magazines and parental advice columnists. Then it became "you wear what your parent did" and here we are...

Although in the 70's, young men wearing pink was considered not masculine (except as a signifier of wealth - preppies were pastel fanboys), by the mid-80's it was a "power move" for men, by purposely subverting expectations.

Is there a way to get Android's autocorrect to quit changing "its" to "it's"? Because I demonstrably know the difference better than it does, and I don't appreciate being made to look like an illiterate through no fault of my own.

Press and hold to remove "It's" and "it's" from the dictionary. That's what I did.

Mixolyde wrote:

Press and hold to remove "It's" and "it's" from the dictionary. That's what I did.

It's good to have a friend like you.

Its ure is!

Isn't reality television just televising human zoo's? Asking for an entrepreneur.

MaxShrek wrote:

Isn't reality television just televising human zoo's? Asking for an entrepreneur.

No. Zoos have charm and educational content.

It's more like going to the zoo and finding it's really a circus.

PurEvil wrote:

It's more like going to the zoo and finding it's really a circus.

Circuses have charm and displays of skill or entertainment.

MaxShrek wrote:

Isn't reality television just televising human zoo's? Asking for an entrepreneur.

No but I had an idea for possibly the best (worst) one ever the other night. It is a dating show similar to the Bachelor/Bachelorette and a cooking show similar to Hell's Kitchen except the twist is that the Bachelor/Bachelorette has to vote people off based on the dishes they prepare without knowing who fixed what dish. Sadly there was already a show called Flavor of Love, but it sounds like the type of drivel that would be popular for a season or two and get made for 6 or 7 seasons after that with a couple of spin-offs plus the inevitable reunion/where are they now? shows.

Is there a Fantasy Suite where they spend alone time with the food?

Add in a home renovation component where they also have to flip a house.

They have to cook the meals in a kitchen that is mid-renovations and not 100% functional.

I don't want it answered, but I'd like an answer.

Does anybody have kids or themselves play Roblox? How can you stop people from stealing items in Roblox? My son plays it and people take stuff from his world, I was just wondering if it's just the way the game is. He mostly uses his laptop but we do have it on Xbone, I was wondering if one was more secure or are all versions going to have resource thieves?

Strong passwords? 2 factor authentication? Don't fall for fake ads?

My son wasn't into it too much but I assume there needs to be some level of server lockdown. Most world building programs do.

I am pretty sure there are settings on who is allowed to enter your world in Roblox. I also believe there is a way to make the world not public.

Roblox is such a f*cking scam anyways.

Hmm ok thanks. He does enjoy it, I'll have to look into the settings.

So Roblox has many different game modes and each game mode has its own way of handling in game items but I've never seen in game items that can be taken by others. However, there are permanent cosmetic items for your avatar and they are tradeable. The game is loaded with people who are trying to scam you out of your items so they can sell them. We had to put some hard rules in place and block chat due to our kids not knowing better and they were scammed.

Roblox is just a collection of janky user created games. My daughter makes Roblox worlds and in game swag all day long.

I remember playing a game of Roblox with her where you had to chop trees, deliver logs to the lumber mill, collect your wood planks and then you could build a house. In this particular game, other players could steal your ish from your building site. I think there was a way to boot people off of your property but they could still come back and mess with you some more.

Couldn't Han Solo have flown the Millennium Falcon less than 12 parsecs time wise if he found a worm hole or something?

Parsecs is distance, not time. But yes if someone found a stable wormhole they could do the Kessel Run with an even shorter distance traveled.

Isn’t that what they do in Solo?

Vrikk wrote:

Isn’t that what they do in Solo?

I think they were just flying closer to the maw blackhole than usual and finding paths through the only-in-star-wars-dense gas/rock cloud.

thrawn82 wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

Isn’t that what they do in Solo?

I think they were just flying closer to the maw blackhole than usual and finding paths through the only-in-star-wars-dense gas/rock cloud.

Yeah, they didn't take a wormhole, just an uncharted path. I think in some of the novels I read ages ago (now non-canon), it was a cluster of black holes, and taking a shorter path brought you dangerously close. In Solo, it looks like there's a marked and maintained path (your Imperial taxes at work), and thar be monsters if ye go off the beaten path.

deftly wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

Isn’t that what they do in Solo?

I think they were just flying closer to the maw blackhole than usual and finding paths through the only-in-star-wars-dense gas/rock cloud.

Yeah, they didn't take a wormhole, just an uncharted path. I think in some of the novels I read ages ago (now non-canon), it was a cluster of black holes, and taking a shorter path brought you dangerously close. In Solo, it looks like there's a marked and maintained path (your Imperial taxes at work), and thar be monsters if ye go off the beaten path.

It was, and inside that black hole cluster was the place the designed and built the death star, and also was the prison of the lovecrafting evil force god aboleth (the legends books got weeeeeeird toward the end there)

I'm looking for recommendations for two things:

1) A desk for my home office. I'm working remotely so I want to get a good one, and am interested in sit-stand.

The Wirecutter recommends Uplift, which looks promising but I'm not entirely clear on which options I'd want (especially for the base, which comes in four varieties). Does anyone here use one of those? Or really like something else?

2) A robot vacuum. The house I just moved into is a four-bedroom ranch, with one carpeted room and hard floors everywhere else. The dog has a short coat and sheds more or less constantly, so whatever we get needs to be able to handle pet hair.

For budget, maybe $1K for the desk and $500 for the vacuum? I can go up some from there if it's worth it.

Regarding 1:

If you don't need anything fancy like being able to have a hammock under your desk, have you checked Ikea? The model that I have is called Skarsta, and is basically a large surface that I can lower and raise at will. Mine is not electric and I have to use a crank to move it up or down, but I know Ikea has an electric model that is virtually identical. I added something under it (called 'Signum', also from Ikea) for cable management. I posted a picture of it here some time ago.

There are two Skarsta sizes. I have the big one (160cm x 80cm), and it cost me around CAD300 (so, probably USD250 or thereabouts).

misplacedbravado wrote:

I'm looking for recommendations for two things:

1) A desk for my home office. I'm working remotely so I want to get a good one, and am interested in sit-stand.

The Wirecutter recommends Uplift, which looks promising but I'm not entirely clear on which options I'd want (especially for the base, which comes in four varieties). Does anyone here use one of those? Or really like something else?

2) A robot vacuum. The house I just moved into is a four-bedroom ranch, with one carpeted room and hard floors everywhere else. The dog has a short coat and sheds more or less constantly, so whatever we get needs to be able to handle pet hair.

For budget, maybe $1K for the desk and $500 for the vacuum? I can go up some from there if it's worth it.

I have an uplift and like it overall. I did not the get the extra long one or the curved surface, so no hammock.
I have found I need a stool as I tend to constantly move from standing to sit/lean depending on what I am doing. I do this at work too.
If you do order one, check everything on arrival. My desktop came damaged, but they did quickly send out a replacement piece. So plus 1 on customer service.