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3:25 AM
Crustaceans are basically the insects of the sea.
 
 
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6:30 AM
morning :)
 
 
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7:39 AM
morning :P
 
8:11 AM
Point 1 is right on. Point 2 is incorrect. It does help. Bottling up about things that bother you is not being kind to yourself. — reinierpost 27 secs ago
#25649 reinierpost (103 rep) | A: How can I tell a coworker about my feelings for her without damaging our working relationship? (score: 9) | posted 332 days ago by Dave Sherohman (1160 rep) | Toxicity 0.14092998 | Comment on inactive post | tps/fps: 0/0
 
8:24 AM
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8:51 AM
Woohoo!
Gifts are always fun ;)
 
I spy those liquorice lolly things.... RUN AWAY!!!!!
I have prior experience of those
 
Huh? There's no liquorice, or lollies :P
@Criggie You'll love the latest Dutch invention then... 'chocodrop'. Liquorice hidden within chocolate :P
 
okay 0 I thought the lower right corner Borrel Nootjes were
errr - I'd rather not, thanks.
 
@Criggie Hahaha nope, those are peanuts with a sort of crunchy, spicy coating?
 
Here, have some marmite instead
 
8:54 AM
I never tried marmite. So my mom would say I am not yet allowed to judge :P
 
We sent some marmite to our office in Austin Texas USA, and someone thought it was like nutella, and globbed a spoonful into their mouth
plonker
 
Oops XD
I at least know enough to not try that ;)
 
So the jar stayed there for years and noone would go near it.
We had a staffer who travelled there regularly and reported on the state of the marmite jar
Dunno what happened when the office closed - presume it was binned.
 
Hahaha that sounds quite likely ;)
 
You're right about me editing the question. But I've done it in order to add more context so that people don't see the question as it being related to an employer. The only context of an employer here is that these people that walk up to my desk are my work colleagues. Professional matters is a very broad term IMO that encompasses official matters as well. But there is no "official" context about this question. At least I edited the question hoping to add that context more clearly. It's more like a personal project. — Mugen 2 mins ago
#18661 Mugen (1869 rep) | A: How do you deal with colleagues, acquaintances asking you for knowledge that you gained with months of effort? (score: 81) | posted 942 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | edited 933 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | Toxicity 0.10880844 | Comment on inacti
I would still disagree with the example of Stach Exchange because of two reasons. (1) You're answering a stranger's question. (2) You are earning badges / karma points that is always displayed on your profile. This allows you to unlock mod privileges and other privileges on the site which isn't there in real life. Contrast this with real life where a snobbish colleague walks up to your desk, or somoene who hides answers from you when you have queries or someone who's contempt for others is so strong you can sense it immediately. I sense there's a cultural gap over here. I'm not from the US... — Mugen 1 min ago
#18661 Mugen (1869 rep) | A: How do you deal with colleagues, acquaintances asking you for knowledge that you gained with months of effort? (score: 81) | posted 942 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | edited 933 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | Toxicity 0.26441503 | Comment on inacti
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... where people are a lot more professional inside the workplace. I'm from an Asian country. Over here when someone looks down on others it really shows out loud in their mannerisms. When they gossip, it's loud so the person concerned can even hear it. But HRs and law are weak. When I say "with someone who's not interested in making a connection with me" - that just skims the surface. The question isn't about whether I should share information or not because that would depend a lot on the context which is what we're discussing. Perhaps only those who have worked in Asia might get it. — Mugen 2 mins ago
#18661 Mugen (1869 rep) | A: How do you deal with colleagues, acquaintances asking you for knowledge that you gained with months of effort? (score: 81) | posted 942 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | edited 933 days ago by Astralbee (26873 rep) | Toxicity 0.2483596 | Comment on inactiv
 
 
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10:11 AM
@Tinkeringbell nom nom
 
 
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11:13 AM
@CaldeiraG Definitely! It's rare to get a package where you like every single thing in it!
 
I think sandwiching feedback doesn't let you come out of this situation. If I like something and others wrap their opinion around and around until I understand "well there could be one thing I like better" then I'd think fine, let's keep doing it. On the other hand I know situations when my opinion should be other's opinion. It costs a little courage but did you try to ask back "which opinion would you like to hear - mine or yours?". — puck 2 mins ago
#26968 puck (1484 rep) | Q: How to provide feedback when my mother tries new recipes, in a way that doesn't upset her but still allows for honesty? (score: 1) | posted 18 hours ago by Tinkeringbell (32527 rep) | Toxicity 0.09141534 | tps/fps: 0/0
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11:32 AM
Workplace on Fridays v.redd.it/9mteip93kgu61
 
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Q: How to support acquaintances financially?

quaragueI have two kindergarden age children and the acquaintances are parents of the other children. I frequently meet them on the playground and there is friendly chatter. People talk about life and their jobs, so approximate financial backgrounds are known and vary widely. My wife and I both have fair...

 
11:58 AM
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Q: Dealing with a problem Forum user without driving them away

A N otherI'm one of the moderators of a users forum (Forum X) dedicated to a single software product. We have 5 moderators; and 2 of us including me are also Forum Admins. (I'm also a moderator of a Stack Exchange site, but am posting anonymously here; the forum I'm discussing has very different norms wh...

 
12:21 PM
@Tinkeringbell yea :P
 
1:05 PM
I'm sorry that my actual, lived experience differs from your idea of how your actual, lived experience generalises to other people. Also, the question asked here is not whether it is a good idea to keep bugging a coworker with your romantic feelings, but whether it is a good idea to let the coworker know at all. — reinierpost 2 mins ago
#25649 reinierpost (103 rep) | A: How can I tell a coworker about my feelings for her without damaging our working relationship? (score: 9) | posted 333 days ago by Dave Sherohman (1160 rep) | Toxicity 0.09923986 | Comment on inactive post | tps/fps: 0/0
 
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dur dur dur
You can't take a joke bot can you
@IPSCommentBot tp
 
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@avazula It would be scary if it could... turing tests and all that stuff.
 
1:17 PM
@Tinkeringbell Holy crap want.
 
@Sarov Amazon.nl sells them amazon.nl/Venco-Chocodrop-Wit-Salmiak-gram/dp/B08WQ1494V/… but I don't know if they ship to your place :P
 
S'okay. We have chocolate-covered jujubes.
 
@Sarov Googling jujubes gives me two things: One is more fruit-gummy like, the other is a kind of black liquorice looking candy... which one is it? :D
 
The former. They're basically, like, extra-gummy gummies.
 
Covering those in chocolate sounds very nice :D
Soak them in booze first? :P
 
1:29 PM
I'm a teetotaler.
 
Ah, then I definitely need to soak them in booze first, so I can have all them :P
 
Hah.
But yeah... jujubes best candy. Oreos best cookie.
 
@Sarov double or single stuff?
 
I don't know if I've ever had double... .Had peanut butter oreo though, that was good.
 
@Sarov Have to disagree on the Oreos. The best cookies are 'paaskippen'
 
1:33 PM
...Chickens?
 
@Sarov Yep, a type of cookie that's usually only in store around Easter: hema.nl/dw/image/v2/BBRK_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/…
 
Huh. Never had, cannot comment.
Translates to 'Easter chickens'.
 
Yep, that's their name :D
We Dutch people are very original when it comes to naming things ;)
 
snorts.
 
"New Amsterdam", "New Zeeland" XD
 
1:36 PM
Oh that kinda thing is everywhere.
And it's still beat by...
Newfoundland.
 
Hahaha
 
(Pronounced 'new-fund-lend')
 
I like Newfoundland, that's a good name for it ;)
@Sarov Ugh, yeah. Don't ask me how to pronounce things in English XD
 
How to pronounce things in English?
 
Yeah ;) I can read English very well, type it almost as well, follow along with most talks/shows without trouble... but I CAN NOT speak out loud XD
 
1:42 PM
I can not speak it aloud too!
 
Huh, I thought two words was fine too
 
Depends who you ask, to a point. Cannot is generally preferred, though.
Cannot is unambiguous whereas can not is ambiguous between 'cannot' and a literal 'can avoid doing.'
 
I think using 'cannot' would've earned me lower grades on English tests, just like we had to always write 'I am' instead of 'I'm', 'is not, does not' instead of isn't/doesn't... (unless the test was specifically about using contractions).
 
It's not actually a contraction, though. It's a portmanteau, basically.
Like thereof or therein.
Only way more commonly used.
 
XD Well there you go, while my words are fancy it shows I don't understand the basics of the language to a point where I can accurately talk about them :P
 
1:49 PM
Oh, hardly anyone does. English is awful. :P
'English doesn't borrow words from other languages... It mugs them in dark alleys then rifles through their clothes looking for lose grammar.'
 
loose vocabulary
Ënglish is not a language, it is 3 languages under a large trenchcoat"
 
loose grammar, is how I've heard it.
(The 'lose' was a typo)
 
English steals vocabulary
 
English steals everything.
 
Languages historically live and hybrid themselves, but we live in a special time in terms of communication
I suspect English will steal a lot more than it did
 
2:03 PM
@Tinkeringbell I remember to find your outspoken English to be very good though
 
@avazula you can still use pewpew :P
@IPSCommentBot pewpew
 
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2:23 PM
@avazula You must be misremembering :P
 
 
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3:56 PM
hi
 
Oh a new avatar! Welcome to the Aw... I am already annoying, amn't I? :(
 
don't worry. You already were before I changed avatars :P
 
4:49 PM
Ouch. Shots fired?
 
Too much ouch? It was a joke, please don't be mad at me lila! If anything, it just proves I am still more annoying than you ;)
 
Haha no, I am not mad, I was busy on the Q&A, and I know I am annoying, why would I be mad at the statement? ^.^ The beauty of semi-synchronous communication, where anything that drives your attention away from the chat could be interpreted as being mad :D
 
5:15 PM
No I'm more annoyinger
 
@lila Hahaha well, to be fair it could've been anything, for all I know you were in a corner crying! Glad to know that wasn't the case though ;)
@M.A.R. You can always be the annoyingest.
 
\o/
+2000 XP
 
5:54 PM
@Tinkeringbell Why do people always cry in corners? Why not just in the middle of a room?
 
@Sarov Because if you put your back against the wall/corners, it at least feels a bit like someone is supporting you :P
 
Why not a wall then?
 
Because 'against the wall' has other implied connotations ;)
 
shakes fist at corners
 
6:20 PM
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Q: How to respond when a teacher is very obviously biased

YayIn my situation, our school had us talk about racial justice and the teacher asked everybody to be respectful and have an open mind. He then presented a slideshow (Fairly sure it wasn’t made by him), which he explained in a very biased way (not biased as in false information, but biased as in exp...

 
6:42 PM
laughs at the corner
 

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