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Q: Becoming a better mentor

fawersI'm looking for advice on mentoring others (or perhaps communication in general). I'm a newly promoted Senior engineer in my company and I'm managing a new hire for my company. It's been 2 months, and it's hasn't been a fun ride. I've found my relationship with the engineer to be fairly antag...

 
 
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Morning everyone!
 
6:26 AM
@ExtrovertedMainMan @ElizB Would you like to add if somehow the impressions of the hated category people can be improved by OP?
What is aic btw? commentBot reference.
 
Answer in comments
 
@ankiiiiiii Hi! It means "answer in comment". It's one of the reasons used to catch comments. When a comment potentially is an AIC, we want the bot to warn us so that we can take the measures needed
 
JAD
hmm, arrive at office, it's already 28.8C inside
this'll be fun
 
(i.e. Asking the commenter to make it an answer alongside the needed backup, or if it was purely chatty and not answering the question, flag/delete it)
 
@JAD It was 45 yesterday, it rained, it is 30 now. YAY!
@avazula OK cool!
 
JAD
6:32 AM
@ankiiiiiii ah, that must feel soooooo good
 
Yup!
Stackoverflow has any chatroom?
 
JAD
I remember a week I was at Budapest, at Sziget, where it was close to 40C the entire week, and the second to last day had rain, and afterwards it was only 25-30, that was nice
@ankiiiiiii yeah, but on the SO website
 
@JAD my hometown reaches 50 in summers. But here 40-45 feels even worse due to humidity
@JAD They have over 40
 
JAD
yeah, there are a lot of chatrooms that are related to tags, similar to how they would for entire websites for the rest of SE
entirely a different scale :P
 
6:53 AM
High of 40°C today. I'll be inside with the AC on.
 
@JAD Sziget is so cool! So beautiful.
 
JAD
7:25 AM
@avazula hmm, "Sziget" is also an annual music festival that takes place on the island. You don't get to see much of the island then, as it's covered in tents, so I'm not sure if it was beautiful :P
 
@avazula Taking the trash out before saying hello. How rude. Or polite. One of those.
@JAD Sziget sounds like the topic in a science curriculum that no one dares touch because Russians came up with it.
So . . . more suggestions for my Sandbox post?
Hmm, maybe just remove the further background part entirely and fit the rescuer thing as a paragraph in the original question.
 
linky?
 
I was just really wary of comments that would distract from the main point
Oh wait you mean the Sandbox post.
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Questions

M.A.R. ಠ_ಠMediating Between a Parent with High Expectations and a Defensive Sibling parentssiblingargument The Question I have a father with high expectations who, I believe, genuinely wants us to succeed in life. The safest bet for success, in my country, is an academic life in fields that are in h...

 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ "image not found"
 
7:40 AM
What do I know.
It's not supposed to not found for you people.
But if it is, I think it means the kitten choked the dog to death.
 
Oy. This question seems to have some deep-rooted cultural considerations.
 
I'm touched.
By the chair I'm sitting on.
Just imagine we respect our parents way more than westerners. Not always a good thing.
 
Including the cultural context is a must, I'd say.
 
Something like "we make good traditional ice cream that'd totally render Bangkok obsolete"?
 
Ice cream is always relevant, so yes
 
7:46 AM
Remember why some African countries are really hungry. Ice cream melts so they don't get to enjoy it.
@Mithrandir seriously tho, I don't think there's really much of a cultural thing here
 
Your father's behavior to me seems very culturally influenced.
 
I mean, I could be missing it since I'm IN it but you need to be more elaborate or Imma flag u as NAA
@Mithrandir Maybe not. Pretty sure there's people like that everywhere
That 'we did it right in the past'
If you're saying some of it might be unique to what Iranian culture is about, then no, not in this case
BBL gonna do some errands
 
No, not unique, but I think it's definitely relevant that it's a more Middle-Eastern culture rather than, for instance, in the US. I'm getting an impression of your father being a rigid sort of traditional guy, while your brother is more "modern". That's sort of a culture clash, and I think the base culture here is very relevant.
 
@JAD True :p but I wasn't sure whether you were talking about the island or the festival :p They say it's an incredible one. I never went though.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ And, while this may have been humorous, is also relevant - the interaction between children and parents is definitely different in different cultural contexts
 
JAD
8:09 AM
@avazula hmm, it ended up not really being my thing. Too warm, not really my taste of music
 
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Afternoon!
 
@JAD Yeah, I'm afraid I wouldn't like it, it really sounds like a huge drugged and sparkly party with drunk strangers haha
 
If someone wants to left a comment over there: interpersonal.stackexchange.com/a/22190/21067
Also, hello everyone :)
 
JAD
8:34 AM
@avazula part of that is unavoidable with music festivals, but it didn't really bother me much. Mostly it was just wrong genres of music for my taste
final show was David Guetta, which I guess was cool, but I don't like that music, so meh.
Mika was a lot of fun though
 
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Q: How should I behave after I was caught cheating in a test to convey that I'm truly remorseful?

guestLast month I was caught carrying some cheat sheets during an engineering semester examination, not because I was afraid of failing but because I was afraid of forgetting a few key formulae and definitions. In hindsight, it was really really stupid idea on my part and I certainly believe that I sh...

 
They are just being spoiled brats, They should have got their act together and booked ahead like you did. Only exception I would make would be for someone elderly to sit with a carer, or a pregnant woman IF they have been split up through no fault of their own, which sometimes happens. — bigbadmouse 1 min ago
#13221 bigbadmouse (293 rep) | Q: How can I tactfully refuse to switch seats on flights? (score: 104) | posted 434 days ago by Greek - Area 51 Proposal (1 rep) | edited 432 days ago by 200_success (505 rep) | Toxicity 0.4329218 | Comment on inactive post | tps/fps: 0/0
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8:51 AM
@JAD true.
 
9:36 AM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I agree with mith that a culture tag is highly relevant. What is mostly normal behaviour of your father to you would seem highly overbearing in other cultures. You're right that there will always be overbearing parents everywhere, but the difference is whether that's the norm or the exception.
 
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Q: How to help a stranger (woman) in an abusive relationship?

ÆlisI'm in an online support group for people with anxiety, depression and these kinds of things and, in this group, people would often post things about the difficult situation they are in. Recently, a woman in this group posted about a situation she just lived and how that made her feel miserable...

 
@Ælis Interesting question. Quick question: is the support group typically aimed as a "we listen to your problem and feel along with you" or "we're here to provide possible solutions, like legal rights etc.."
 
@Imus More the "we listen to your problem and feel along with you"
 
if becoming a better mentor is broad, then woman in abusive relationship is too.
Both ask what do I do.
 
@ankiiiiiii I added a clarification, what do you think of it now?
 
9:48 AM
Ah thanks! ☺️
 
10:16 AM
you can't make them do anything. I suggest rewording it to "How can I help them realize the limitations ... — Imus 46 mins ago
@Imus Of course I can't make them do anything. That's why I'm on Eeps dude.
And "mediating" is the first word in the title . . .
"make" doesn't always mean "force". Although yeah, gonna change that to "help" them realize
Of course, that phrase can have its own negative connotations too
Also, what culture tag to use, hmm
Don't have [Middle-East], nor [West-Asia]
 
10:57 AM
 
11:18 AM
@Mithrandir what did you run from? <\badJoke>
 
11:34 AM
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Q: Clarification on deleted comment

Johns-305On this question: How to tell/ask my brother to provide his own food? I added a Comment similar to: Do you think you're over thinking this a bit? "I'm not Mom and this isn't a restaurant, deal with it. See you at 7." Sibling relations aren't such that politeness isn't a primary concern. It w...

 
11:46 AM
@Imus obviously, I'm fleeing @Magisch's horrible puns
 
12:11 PM
@Mithrandir looms
 
Some people never understand what you are trying to tell them, it makes me want to scream AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
 
12:22 PM
@Magisch What are you weaving?
 
Baskets. Underwater.
 
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Waterproof socks
 
@Mithrandir a narrative, obviously
 
12:38 PM
@Reubens4Dinner: you made an idea pop into my mind, based on your answer. Turn around the discussion slightly differently: "When you buy Z for yourself, please also buy X for everyone else. The will be jjj persons." Either he takes the challenge and shops for everyone, or he gives up. For you it should be a win either way. — virolino 42 secs ago
#22181 virolino (672 rep) | Q: How to tell/ask my brother to provide his own food? (score: 0) | posted 19 hours ago by Reubens4Dinner (470 rep) | Toxicity 0.17741928 | tps/fps: 0/0
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@Ælis :/
Huh , seems like our American friends are not at work yet
 
@Ælis My colleague once told the following wise words: "Sometimes you have to say the exact same thing 5 times before the other person understood what you said."
 
@Imus but that supposes that the person wanted to understand from the beginning
 
12:49 PM
@avazula If they don't, why are you talking to them in the first place? :o
 
@Imus Because someone has to tell them The Who screaming in background
 
@avazula I don't get that reference
 
I just wanted to say something badass
Seems like I failed lol
 
@avazula I'm at work now
 
1:25 PM
good morning all :) riding the bus, heading to work
 
A J
Good evening all :) packing the bag, leaving from work ;)
 
Haha
 
I downvoted because I felt like this answer was just too one-sided, and also mostly consisted of questions. I think there are some reasonable questions here that should be comments on the original post to get more info. — DaveG 1 min ago
#22190 DaveG (5456 rep) | A: Becoming a better mentor (score: -3) | posted 7 hours ago by virolino (670 rep) | Toxicity 0.048013087 | tps/fps: 0/0
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People are close voting my question and I can't ask them why and they aren't commenting under it :(
 
I saw your question in the queue and voted to leave it open
 
1:36 PM
Yeah, but MlleMei didn't and I don't know why :/ Maybe they find it too broad?
 
Maybe, they and I often vote differently in that queue
 
All suspicions appart and on a positive feeling, your wife may just be willing to buy you a gift or suprise you with something... — Laurent S. 24 secs ago
#12079 Laurent S. (129 rep) | Q: Wife does not work but wants “own” money/allowance (score: 20) | posted 462 days ago by MCP_infiltrator (203 rep) | edited 461 days ago by MCP_infiltrator (203 rep) | Toxicity 0.44752756 | Comment on inactive post | tps/fps: 0/0
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1:50 PM
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since the group is getting large, have you considered to switching to "pot-luck" for the food, where everyone brings something for the group? — DaveG 31 secs ago
#22181 DaveG (5456 rep) | Q: How to tell/ask my brother to provide his own food? (score: 0) | posted 21 hours ago by Reubens4Dinner (500 rep) | edited 35 minutes ago by Reubens4Dinner (500 rep) | Toxicity 0.10207229 | tps/fps: 0/0
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2:14 PM
There are people currently filming stuff in my office right now and I'm trying very hard to not stim ><
(Since I will be in the background)
 
6 hours till the mod election is up
 
@Ælis But what if you stimmed in the background and helped to normalize stimming?
 
@Rainbacon I wish I could do that, but I don't feel self-confident enough to do that right now
 
That's fair
 
one of those domain name resellers wants 3k$ for a uncommon domain name
and their sales guy has been hounding me for nearly a week because I requested a quote
how many times do I need to write "we have decided not to move forward with purchasing this domain name" before he gets it
I mean, their asking price is 20x the budget we have for buying it, clearly we will not be buying it
 
2:28 PM
Set up an email filter and automatically delete their emails. :P
 
2:42 PM
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Q: How to explain to mother that less support is better?

MoacirLife happens, and my SO broke up with me. I understand her point of view, I have my own, and I am kinda ok with what happened, although it is a bit hard on the feelings, but you just need to give time. Then I reported the news to my mother, she was supportive, asked how I am doing (which I told ...

 
@Ælis sorry to say your question got closed. I've dropped a comment asking for the close voters to provide some feedback as to why
 
@Moacir Comments are commonly deleted without warning on this site. Please edit your question to include the additional information. — sphennings 2 mins ago
#22200 sphennings (8174 rep) | Q: How to explain to mother that less support is better? (score: 1) | posted 19 minutes ago by Moacir (106 rep) | edited 10 minutes ago by sphennings (8174 rep) | Toxicity 0.17526828 | tps/fps: 0/0
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@Mithrandir Holy crap
 
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3:01 PM
Hey, @Moacir welcome to the awkward silence
 
3:26 PM
Request permission to cry
Serverless is powerful but serverless is merciless
I spent an entire day trying to figure out why it wouldn't import my module ... Renaming, init file refactoring, I tried everything...
and it was a freaking additional 's'
T_T
 
Permission granted. Also, virtual hugs enroute
 
You can use my Amazon Prime for those virtual hugs
I'll get you a tracking number when I have it
 
The comments for this could stand to be cleaned up now
 
Agreed, I was just looking at that
 
I would say that your last comment there is good to stay for a bit, but the rest are unnecessary
 
3:31 PM
Yea I'm waiting to see them come active again to delete it
I was already torn about posting it, but I feel like this user specifically needed a little encouragement (and I know they appreciate explanations for site actions)
 
Yay, virtual hugs :D
 
If it will make you feel better, I'm also fighting with serverless today
 
@EmC great idea! Instead of putting those links at the end, maybe put it at the start with a very short TL;DR
"We started this policy around month/year and here's some posts from when we discussed it" links: etc
 
3:54 PM
@Imus HAHHAHA wait. I don't get it
@avazula VTCs as off-topic Sorry, but your issue seems intrapersonal.
 
Like @scohe001 said, it sounds like you already have the answer for what you asked: She brought it up already. Why do you need help with that, then? As it stands, this question sounds more like you are looking for a place to mildly vent about having to provide for your girlfriend. Perhaps you can rework your question to better fit what you are actually trying to ask. — Reubens4Dinner 1 min ago
#22201 Reubens4Dinner (559 rep) | Q: How can I bring up the topic of my birthday gift to my girlfriend? (score: 0) | posted 9 minutes ago by Brian (1 rep) | Toxicity 0.07529282 | tps/fps: 0/0
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@Rainbacon oh no! What's happening?
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ blows raspberry
 
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Q: How can I bring up the topic of my birthday gift to my girlfriend?

BrianThis already seems like selfish post, but I'm wondering how I could bring up the topic of my birthday gift to my girlfriend. For back story, we live together and I pay for most stuff. She shares some bills like when we go out to eat, but I pay for things that would basically stay the same whether...

 
@avazula It wasn't letting me dynamically reference a resource based on the environment, which led me to accidentally point production to the staging api. Then when I rubber ducked it with a coworker, putting it back to what had been failing, it just worked
 
Is it just me or does "serverless" sound too much like "unsullied"
Maybe both. I'm such a just person.
Stupid connection.
 
4:07 PM
Is it weird that I immediately tried to flag your second message as NLN when I saw the duplicate?
 
Anyway, so, on my journey to fixing my sandbox thing, will adding a culture tag suffice or do I have to mention it?
@scohe001 It is not weird. You're weird.
Kinda giving up hope on being able to post it before the election is over though
And to hope it'd get me to 150 is far-fetched anyway, it'd need to have 8 upvotes.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ No you!
 
NO U!!
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ I've been meaning to give it a rewrite and reorder stuff in a way that I think would make it more readable (and then give you an option to revert or take what you want from it). But that'll take a good half hour that I haven't been able to find yet
You can probably expect it soon tho ;)
 
@scohe001 Hang on, I'm doing just that.
 
4:12 PM
I'll wait to see yours then
 
Apparently I didn't remotely need the amount of context I thought I needed
 
Lol yea, you put a lot :p
Better to have more than less though. It's easier to edit out than to bug someone to edit stuff in
 
4:28 PM
@M.A.R let me know when I'm good to edit
 
@scohe001 Actually, let me go on a mass-context-culling spree, and you can edit back what you think was important
 
Oh boy. Just let me know when it's stable enough for me to mess with for 30+ min
 
Oh shoot...
 
@avazula Everything ok?
 
The SERVERLESS are upon us
 
4:33 PM
I just checked my tires pressure, the value was quite high and I thought "okay, the car engineer just put a bit more pressure"
 
@Rainbacon Thanks
 
Thanks for the speedy edit on your question btw, @Moacir :)
 
Annnd i just learned the indicated pressure is 0.3bar higher when you check and the tires are warn
But I already left the station. So my tires are actually about 0.5 less blown than they should be.
As if I didn't have enough problems with my car already :p
 
@avazula I'm not sure how it is over there, but here in the US most gas stations will provide a tire pump machine
 
@scohe001 I am new at this stack, so I tried to help as much as I could to, well, be helped
 
4:36 PM
Haha it's appreciated!
 
I see laurent asking for some more info on the comments. Should I answer in comment or edit the question even further?
 
@scohe001 yes, here too. But I live in the land and they're not so common :p the closest one is far enough for me to have my tires warm already when I arrive.
I'm just so stressed lately, between my weirdly behaving car and my new job
 
@Moacir if you think it's important to answering the question, I'd edit it in and then ping them in a comment to let them know the info is there. If you don't think it makes that much difference in answering the question, I'd just respond in a comment.
 
Tbh the elections stress me a little too lol, but I believe that whatever the outcome may be, chances are we'll get a great moderator
 
@avazula oh dang. I couldn't imagine not living close to a gas station. I'd definitely overestimate my tank :p
@avazula only 3 more hours of stress to overcome!!
 
4:39 PM
@scohe001 I don't have a gas gauge anymore... :p
 
@avazula We can only hope. I'm a little disappointed that one of the mod candidates helped close a (imo, good) question without leaving any indication of why it was closed or how to improve it.
 
...how do you LIVE?! That's a whole ball of stress right there
 
@scohe001 I think that it doesnt add much, since it is about how is the norm of our communication.
 
I just estimate my consumption and regularly stop by the station when i get home from work.
 
Holy moly. Idk how you do it, girl
@Moacir yea I agree. I think that looks good
 
4:41 PM
@scohe001 if it was the only issue... My driver window doesn't open anymore. I have a rusted candle that no car engineer wanted/could change. My glass washer doesn't work anymore, my brakes are whistling like hell, and now I have stability issues that may either due to those tires or something else that's even worse. Haha.
That's my first (understand broke student) car
 
See if you'd been charging commission for your drawings this whole time and drawing for everyone in chat you could already have a new car :p
 
Fixing everything would cost me more than €1,000. I could spend that money but then ill freak out on that huge spending I made.
@scohe001 haha! I'm not talented enough to make up 1000 euros :p
@Rainbacon oh no, that's sad :/
 
@avazula I think you vastly underestimate your talent :)
 
@avazula Sure you are. There are a number of reasonable prices that you could charge, then you'd just have to sell enough of them which shouldn't be hard (because you are very good)
 
@scohe001 Erh, that's the story of my life.
@Rainbacon oooh stop it! blushes
now @Ælis is gonna freak out because I drove them around the whole weekend when they were at my place :p
 
4:45 PM
"You came in that thing??? You're braver than I thought!"
 
@El'endiaStarman haha :p
 
@El'endiaStarman I read this message before reading Ava's for context...that can absolutely be taken the wrong way
 
@scohe sorry, was a bit distracted
 
@scohe001 Extra bonus for the dirty-minded!
(In case anyone is confused, I'm quoting Luke Leia from when she sees the Millennium Falcon for the first time.)
 
@scohe001 "You and I are more alike than you think."
Probably a quote from Star Wars because it sounds like a lame quote.
 
4:47 PM
(Or was it Leia? Edit: Ah-ha, yep, was Leia.)
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ lol this is a feeling I've been having more and more lately
 
@El'endiaStarman Sounds more like Leia
ugh, I'm in meetings for the next 4+ hours
It's going to be a long, boring day
 
@Rainbacon Yeah, Luke was "What a piece of junk!".
Which is probably how avazula feels about her car.
 
@scohe001 Where are you from? And is your first memory a lab full of human experiment equipment and did the other 30 subjects looked like identical twins to you? Just checking.
'cause that might or might not be my first memory
. . .
Wait a sec. Is that you PAN-857?
 
The worst part is that the conference room I'm in is right next to the restrooms, and there's some semi-exposed plumbing, so I get to hear it every time someone flushes the toilet or washes their hands
 
4:51 PM
@avazula Don't worry, my mother drive me around in a even more broken and unsafe car when I was little. I have experience with those :p
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Oh dang, you only saw 30? There were 50 when I woke up, but I took off in the group of 20 that tunneled through the vents
 
Whispers HE IS THE ONE
 
Probably how we ended up on opposite sides of the world tbh
 
Opposite? Are you from Australia??
@Rainbacon That reminds me of that Pulp Fiction scene
You can pretend every time the CEO says something stupid someone flushes the toilet.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ are Iran and US not opposite?
 
4:53 PM
@Rainbacon Having your question closed with out any comment definitively seems like a jerk move from the people doing it...
 
@scohe001 They don't seem to attract each other
@Ælis HEY
 
Hmm. You make a strong point...
 
@Ælis I hope that the answer I gave helps you out
 
@Rainbacon I haven't had the time to read it yet, I wanted to rant first :p
 
@Ælis Couple of observations: As the site gets bigger, you're going to see it just doesn't scale. CVs without comments are going to be way more common, especially if close voters are a bit jaded and don't feel like arguing with the OPs (which does end up with the OP yelling most of the time, BTW). HOWEVER, it'd usually be because of that, so I find it very odd that they didn't comment on a question from a 7k'er.
Thirdly, I'm making an educated guess, based on firstly and secondly, that it's groupthink. Fourthly, my guess is reinforced by the fact that it only takes, what, 1k to close vote?
 
5:00 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Actually it's 500 on beta sites
 
@Ælis TBH I thought something was off with that question (it seemed a little broad), but I couldn't put my finger on it, so I didn't do anything
 
Which is basically one HNQ answer + the association bonus
 
Fifthly, maybe the close voters had something like "why do you care?" in mind. Not that it's a valid justification for closing
@Rainbacon MUUUUUCH better.
 
Pouf! I casted the last reopen vote.
 
Sixthly, yeah, that. DEMOCRACY FTW.
 
5:03 PM
I hope we aren't headed back to the days where there was one 5 person squad going around closing questions and another that was following to reopen them
All of it happening without any mention of why either action was taken of course
 
@Rainbacon Cases like these are stuff that slips from the cracks, so a call for sanity on meta usually helps it a lot.
And that's easy enough. Calling Sanity
Hang on.
WHAT. DECLINING MY CALL?! OH YOU WILL PAY FOR THAT.
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Q: Why is Japan trying to have a better relationship with Iran?

blackbirdWhy is Japan trying to have a better relationship with Iran? Shinzo Abe has become the first Japanese leader to visit Iran in 40 Years. Is it worth it for Japan to risk alienating the U.S., which is a major ally of Japan? Why does Japan think the risk is worth it, and what might be the advantages...

Pfft, cause we're awesome, obviously.
 
@avazula I can see it being a bit broad and I wouldn't mind editing it to make it less broad. But without any comments, I wouldn't even know if I was doing the right thing...
 
And we comb our hair backwards.
 
@Ælis I know. As I said, I abstained myself because I wasn't sure whether it was just me and even now, I can't put my finger on it (I was kinda waiting for other people to express their opinion haha)
 
And Rouhani's beard is green
 
5:07 PM
Yeah, my issue isn't so much with the question being closed (though in my opinion it shouldn't be). I more have an issue with it being closed (3 of the votes coming from high rep users) without a single person downvoting or offering an explanation of what it could improve on
 
@Rainbacon I'm not sure we should discuss this in chat actually (it sounds a bit like name calling) so, if you don't mind let change topics :)
WHERE'S MY CUTIE-PENGUIN-FOR-CHANGING-TOPICS IMAGE ? lol
 
That's a fair request
 
Ha, there it is
 
Here's a subject
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A: Sandbox for Proposed Questions

M.A.R. ಠ_ಠMediating Between a Parent with High Expectations and a Defensive Sibling parentssiblingargumentiran I have a father with high expectations who, I believe, genuinely wants us to succeed in life. He's a traditional man, and a bit conservative (Firmly believing in the "Good ol' days . . .")...

 
5:10 PM
Help me fix this bloody question so I can maybe have a 1% chance to vote before the election is over.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Sorry, Ava's subject is cuter
 
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Oh wait, I can do cute.
(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
 
Oh you're doing this for a vote @M.A.R?
 
Here, give me a fake hug
 
Why not just edit another 80 posts :P
I need more reviews in that queue anyways lol
 
5:11 PM
> "I'm not mom and this isn't a restaurant, deal with it. See you at 7." This is very patronizing. >"...even if he's the only person you don't tell. :)" This is (arguably) dishonest — Reubens4Dinner 1 min ago
#22197 Reubens4Dinner (569 rep) | A: How to tell/ask my brother to provide his own food? (score: -6) | posted 5 hours ago by Johns-305 (1513 rep) | edited 1 hours ago by Johns-305 (1513 rep) | Toxicity 0.5308239 | tps/fps: 0/0
Matched regex(es) ["short-comment"]
 
@IPSCommentBot fp
 
Marked this comment as caught incorrectly (fp). Currently marked 0tps/1fps
 
@Rainbacon eh. That conversation is spiraling. Doesn't look especially constructive
I'd call it tfp
 
@scohe001 If only. Fowler and Webster rose from their graves to post on Eeps incredibly hard-to-nitpick grammar.
@scohe001 No spitting in this chat.
 
I will try that. Thanks. — Moacir 8 secs ago
#22202 Moacir (123 rep) | A: How to explain to mother that less support is better? (score: 3) | posted 10 minutes ago by scohe001 (11671 rep) | Toxicity 0.026528317 | tps/fps: 0/0
Matched regex(es) ["short-comment"]
 
5:15 PM
Uh
Shouldn't I?
 
@Moacir thanks for the acceptance! But we do have users from all over the globe here, so I'd suggest waiting at least 24hrs to accept an answer to encourage those that are sleeping right now to give you some advice too!
 
Do I untick it then?
 
@IPSCommentBot tp khkhkhk
 
Marked this comment as caught correctly (tp). Currently marked 1tps/0fps. beep boop My human overlords won't let me flag that, so you'll have to do it yourself.
 
@Moacir You don't have to if you don't want to, but I'd suggest it. You may find a better answer than mine ;)
 
5:16 PM
@IPSCommentBot this is an attemtp
 
Invalid feedback type. Valid feedback types are tp, fp, rude, and wrongo
 
@Moacir If they have noticed it, maybe a leave a comment and clarify that you're just waiting for more answers, not that their answer isn't a solution
 
@Moacir I always love to see accepted answers be used for answers that actually worked for you ;) But you're free to do whatever you want. Also, Hi! Welcome to the site and the chatroom! :D
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ (it's my answer, silly)
 
@IPSCommentBot oh right, so you're catching every "tp" but only if at the beginning of the sentence
 
5:17 PM
Only French people call tests an 'attempt'
 
@avazula the bot splits up parameters by space. It's only looking at the first parameter from a response to a comment.
 
@scohe001 ooh
 
@IPSCommentBot Makecoffee
 
It's part of the reason we use \W instead of actual spaces in our regexes lol
Or at least I assumed that's the reason
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ it needs to be a direct answer to a comment otherwise it won't treat your request
But I don't think we'd lose anything by (trying to) treating such a request actually ;)
 
5:19 PM
@avazula Treat? I can't call "me no comprende amigo" a treat
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ oh, sorry. HANDLE
what the heck? I just checked and my dictionary says treat can be a synonym of handle! Not cool pal! :p
Please don't make me question my Anglisssshe
 
@avazula it's a common gag to mix up the verb 'treat' and the noun 'treat'.
 
ooh.
 
I'd just say, more naturally, "respond to"
Class dismissed.
 
My English grammar may be good understandable, but I really don't have any humor
TBF I don't have any French either
 
5:26 PM
That Politics.SE question is going to be a beautiful headache for Politics.SE mods
3 answers, all three seem motivated, and the comments under the top answer are going nowhere good
Y'all should be like Chem. And ask harmless questions.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ link?
what is politics SE about?
 
Like how to get rid of a body with hydrofluoric acid
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ The only question I asked on Chem was whether it was dangerous to pour oil into lye
 
Breaking Ava
 
5:29 PM
@avazula Oils are lame. They're rarely dangerous.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ Idk, I make soap and I always read not to pour oil into lye
 
@avazula when chemicals are dangerous, it's because they'd react fast, with skin too. So strong acids, strong bases (like lye), strong reducing or oxidizing agents (things that can explode, hydrogen peroxide, lots of strong acids and bases again), strong acids, strong bases . . .
Acids are so cool.
When I grow up, I wanna be an acid.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ yeah, but oil isn't really acid nor basic, right?
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ when I grow up I might do acid. Stay away from me then
 
@avazula Yeah, most organic compounds are really weak acids.
Or really weak bases. Some of them are strong bases
But since something that reacts fast and easy does, well, react fast and easy, you don't usually have things that react fast and easy and are household chemicals
@avazula So I'm guessing that's the recommendation because having lye splash on your skin is a painful experience
 
5:37 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ You'd see me when I make soap. I look like an astronaut.
 
It's also about how strongly something reacts. You can burn magnesium in birthdays, or it can slowly oxidize in the air
@avazula Oh, and does the soap end up glowing green
Wondering if @Rainba is hearing toilet flushes at the moment
 
Yes
 
What was I getting at? Oh. Oils don't ever react strongly @Ava, because they're so nonpolar and lame.
 
Anybody from Italy from nearby... seen Ludovico Einaudi perform live?
 
Just be careful not to ever even be tempted to mix lye and bleach and you'd be safe in house experiments
 
5:41 PM
@ankiiiiiii not live, but gosh they're amazing
 
I started listening to the songs last year and I have shifted from Lyrical to instrumental.
very rarely in my surroundings does.
@avazula I would like to see once.
 
I usually do movie soundtracks only
And in listen, not do do
Those are extinct.
 
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ his UK and DE shows are sold out. So see if you find one interesting. Primavera is upbeat
 
@Ava You might be interested that a much bigger concern is pouring water on acid
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Q: Why add water first then acid?

pmodFrom school, I remember a very important rule: first you need to pour the water and then the acid (when you need to mix them) not vice-versa. This is because otherwise the aсid becomes very hot and splashing may happen. So, why does it get hotter when water is poured into it? What reaction takes...

 
reads title "I know this one!" reads first line "Oh chuck it"
 
6:31 PM
@M.A.R.ಠ_ಠ yeah, this i know :) (fortunately!)
 
6:42 PM
Wow, my meetings keep getting cut short today
 
@Rainbacon Duh. Who wants meetings with these temperatures! :P
 
@YetAnotherRandomUser No, the complaints about the length are like someone handing you 500 page document instead of a one paragraph email when you ask for a simple piece of information. — DaveG 1 min ago
#18180 DaveG (5457 rep) | Q: How to effectively communicate technical data/instructions without writing "too long" emails? (score: 8) | posted 295 days ago by YetAnotherRandomUser (186 rep) | edited 294 days ago by YetAnotherRandomUser (186 rep) | Toxicity 0.04860943 | Comment
 
@Tinkeringbell Certainly not me
 
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