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12:07 AM
@Cerberus I'm so sorry
 
12:18 AM
@Mitch I'm actually pretty satisfied.
AA+ would cut again.
But thank you for your condolences.
Barbers are actually reopening in two weeks, but I've beat them MUWHAAHA.
 
12:31 AM
I've been cutting my hair for the last 30 years.
Barbers are a scam.
Like, think of it this way. Just how hard can it be if a barber can do it.
We're not talking landing rovers on Mars.
Being amazed that you can cut your own hair is like being amazed that you can cook your own food.
 
You never cease to amaze me.
The hardest thing is being unable to see the back of my heads, and having to work mirrored, when left is right.
And I have only cut the back and sides, not the top.
 
 
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2:13 AM
@RegDwigнt Maybe you'd need a third party to judge?
 
 
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5:36 AM
@Robusto Ah okay, TIL
 
 
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7:01 AM
> Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a blood biomarker that predicts kidney transplant rejection with a lead time of about eight months medicalxpress.com/news/…
@M.A.R. - interesting news
 
@CowperKettle wow wow!
 
7:13 AM
Active: "He impresses his boss with his performance."
Passive: "His boss is impressed **at/by** his performance."
*At* is given correct here.
Reason??
 
"at"? I'd use "by"
 
@M.A.R. Hmm, I'd also use "by".
 
@NavdeepSingh I’d use “with.”
 
7:30 AM
@Xanne I guess Both "by" and "with" are correct
I'm impressed by this graph.
 
 
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12:49 PM
@Robusto Haha... I mean, so etwas liegt mir völlig fern.
 
1:14 PM
But his skin color is so gross I'd stop eating carrots altogether.
 
1:24 PM
There are a number of different sentences using 'impressed' and these other
elements that are grammatical, but only two of the are passive/active pair.
Active: He impressed his boss with his performance.
Passive: His boss is impressed by him.
'with his performance' is irrelevant to the active-passive transformation
But...
'impressed as a verb can take a number of prepositional phrases.
I was impressed by his performance.
I was impressed with his performance.
I was impressed at his performance.
The first one is not a passive.
 
1:42 PM
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2:19 PM
@Mitch maybe. But your entire Congress seems to disagree, so who am I to say.
Anyway. The barber is not a third party in the situation. They are the first. And you don't pay them only after asking a third party to judge the job they've done of you.
As I said, a total scam.
 
3:03 PM
@RegDwigнt To paraphrase the well-worn saw about lawyers, "The person who cuts his own hair has a fool for a client."
 
3:28 PM
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4:29 PM
"It is capable of detecting something as small as a house fly across the length of a football field." - This made me do a double-take when reading this article
 
 
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5:57 PM
@Robusto well yes. Proof if proof be needed that lawyer logic does not apply to other people.
 
@RegDwigнt OK, I'll grant you that haircuts are easy if all you want is the skinhead look.
 
@Robusto Actually, people agree my hair has turned out quite well.
Not as neat as when done by a real barber, but still.
@NavdeepSingh I would say all three are possible and correct.
I would choose with myself.
 
 
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7:13 PM
hello
what do we call someone who is overly confident? i forgot the word.
never mind!
 
Overconfident.
Why would you call them anyway? They aren't worth your valuable time.
 
7:35 PM
@Luyw Maybe they know something you don’t know.
In which case calling them may indeed be worthwhile.
 
7:58 PM
@Cerberus Of course, you also have to take into account how many children point at you in the street and say, "Mommy, what did that man do to his hair?"
 
@Robusto I'd look behind me to see which man they might mean.
I'm a dog.
But seriously, boyfriend says it was very well done.
 
@Cerberus Touché.
@Cerberus And that is, and should be, your key demographic.
 
What did you do to your hair?
 
@JohanLarsson Whom do you mean?
 
8:10 PM
I think that only qualifies if 1) you are a child, 2) you are in the street, and 3) your mommy is with you.
 
I'm lost
 
@JohanLarsson You should have brought your mommy with you.
 
That's why we go over this stuff.
 
@JohanLarsson I cut it.
 
8:16 PM
Yourself?
 
9:00 PM
Yes.
Just the sides and the back.
But it actually looks perfectly fine.
I don't think I need to recommend it to you.
But I do recommend it in general.
 
9:21 PM
I did it a couple of times when I had hair, faster than going to a barber
Result was ok, not spectacular
 
I have a deal with the barber that I get to come in half an hour before the shop opens officially.
 
I see.
 
Well that's horse twaddle
If you can tell me what twaddle is, I'd be much obliged.
@Robusto And what, pray tell, is the point of that? Is there some illegal crapgame in the backroom that the barber is fronting so he's there anyway? Are you paying him extra for showing up early? I NEED TO KNOW!
Yes, you're right, I do need a snack.
BIAS (= back in a sec)
 
@Mitch I guess I'm just that persuasive.
 
@Luyw 'Overconfident' is the word, but 'arrogant' is probably what was evading you.
Oh. so I'm back.
Out of curiosity, does spaghetti count as a snack?
@Robusto Well, you shouldn't being playing craps anyway.
OK @Xanne professional or self-cut?
Or are you growing it out?
Like I'm doing with my eyebrows
I aspire to 'Stalin' or 'Mao' style, but am only currently at 'Bob Geldof in The Wall'
haha that's awful. I wouldn't want to shave my eyebrows. I feel like they -must- have some purpose even though I have no idea what it is.
like that pinprick hole on the inside of airplane windows.
 
9:37 PM
@Mitch professional. sometimes I let it grow out for a while.
 
it's not like it's for air pressure because that would be 1) crazy and 2) you'd hear this whistiling the entire time.
maybe for moisture?
@Xanne I think I'm ging to avoid the whole thing and wear a hat.
-or-, and hear me out,
just wear a mask. that way no one will recognize me
ok you can stop hearing me because that's idiotic
a hat -and- a mask
and an invisibility cloak
or
just stay in
and
order everything through amazon
they -would- like that, wouldn't they
 
@Mitch "Who was that masked man? I wanted to thank him."
 
'tonto' ... who writes this stuff?
Not the guy who chose opera for the theme music.
 
All those guys are Shakespearean actors, with their long pauses and spot-on accents.
 
1) That's stupid, and
2) I don't see no trees.
 
BTW, I used John Kapelos in a radio spot back in the '80s.
@Mitch 1) It is stupid; as you know, that's what "tonto" means. 2) Pro tip: flip to satellite view.
 
@Robusto "Everything changes except for the truth" ... he's just saying shit off the top of his head.
 
Hey, he was what, 80 by then? Can't you cut an aging has-been TV star a break? Sheesh.
 
I was impressed. It all made sense. I can barely say two words without a script and multiple rehearsals plus keeping the script in my hand.
 
9:55 PM
@Mitch And that's just when you're ordering a pizza over the phone.
 
@Robusto OMG.
It's hard enough remembering what everybody else wanted. What did -I- want on the pizza?
And with that, I'll have to go to satellite a little later.
 

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