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1:00 PM
Q: Is masturbation permissible for a man during an extended period of unmarried life?

anonI see that Islam has given very good options for people to remain sexually fit. My question is that nowadays usually people have only one marriage and even that at an age of 25-37 (my own observation, which may be very wrong). Now there is a whole lot of time in between which is spent without hav...

^ this one, but it got way way less views then hinduism version
@Tinkeringbell I can see why, I know a workplace question which did same where a female asking if she should feel sorry or not for displaying herself nude to a colleague by mistake in bathroom
Upon searching, I found more than 20.
@AnkitSharma Hmmm... that could have been closed as POB before it even hit HNQ I think :P
@AnkitSharma Yeah, your formula for HNQ. ;)
@Tinkeringbell on workplace they do get those edge cases and due to HNQness tehy get way more limelight then they deserve
But then again, we recently had a question asking 'Is remark X racist'.... No-one even thought of vtc-ing that one, until a mod did....

That one spent a few hours in HNQ as well, twas not a good thing.
1:04 PM
@Tinkeringbell Is it not whole IPS site POB?? :P
But yeah, Interpersonal skills aren't a hard science...
Q: What should I do about the discovery that a manager is not flushing the workplace toilet after use?

OgreSeveral months ago, our small company (around 20 people), hired a marketing manager (which is a new position within this company, he doesn't actually have any marketers to manage). It was not long after this time that I would use the toilet in one of our offices, and discover that someone had de...

shut up and use other toilet I guess
@AnkitSharma Nope, just tell the manager. They're adults, they should be able to handle that.
Then again, I've never been known to have much patience with managers
managers are mostly pain in ***
better not to mess until you have secondary job in hand ;)
@AnkitSharma Btw, such questions aren't really good on IPS. We prefer questions phrased like "I discovered manager never flushes, how can I convince them to do otherwise"
Not "What should I do"
Because that makes 'shoot em up' an answer (if backed up, that is)
1:08 PM
How to convince is also frowned upon tbh
@JarkoDubbeldam True.... make it 'ask' :P
@Tinkeringbell but it doesn't change anything for me, technical both are same question
@AnkitSharma It might not change your answer, but it is relevant for judging what does and does not answer the question
wow top voted IPS question is about accidental stalking O.o
Q: What to do if you are accidentally following someone?

RelixImagine this: you're a male in their late twenties. It is dark and you're taking the shortest route to your home/car/llama. After sometime you realize that you have been following someone. To make it worse, the someone is a young woman walking alone. And she looks nervous because you have been fo...

Meh... 'What should I do with a water damaged phone' --> Get a new one, put it in rice to dry, turn off the power....

'How can I repair a phone with water damage' --> totally different question...
1:10 PM
Q: How do I tell my new boyfriend that I make a lot of money?

stacyI am usually very secretive about my income. No one really knows how much I make and I was taught to never talk about money to friends. I make about ten times what my boyfriend does. He's also a professional and makes good money himself. We've discussed money before but I've always just avoided t...

and what should I do basically leaves every single option as a valid answer
be it good, be it bad
@AnkitSharma forget everythink and date Ankit ;)
@JarkoDubbeldam hmmm
@AnkitSharma See, because the question isn't asking 'What should I do if I make money than a boyfriend' --> Date Ankit isn't a valid answer :P
@Tinkeringbell It is, I am broke and I need money :p
I need to pay my credit card bill
@AnkitSharma Never use a credit card and you won't have to pay a bill :P
1:12 PM
To make it clear I am not such broke, but I could use some million dollars if I ever get ;)
@AnkitSharma Happened to me one or two times.
@AJ ahem ahem
@Tinkeringbell true.
On the sidenote I already got 172 rep, so HNQ is not so tough to get today :P ( But problem is someone upvoted so many of stranger thing question/answer that I doubts that some of it might get reversed )
@AJ I though you had a Stranger Things question
@AnkitSharma I got busy.
1:19 PM
Why I got no update for un-accept or maybe i missed
But still my answer had official proofs :(
@AnkitSharma Was Dr. Brenner killed in the first season finale?
@AJ season 1 show :yes, second hints he might survived
Yes, that's where I am confused.
@AnkitSharma When? I watched all of it, but I never saw the hint?
1:33 PM
haven't watched s2 yet
@Tinkeringbell 08 said that
@JarkoDubbeldam Run for your life, spoilers :P
@JarkoDubbeldam ooops sorry for spoiler then
eh, this isn't that bad of a spoiler
but before we go any further :p
Ok I stop then
But go watch it ASAP, it's good
I didn't find any result for "Charlie Brown and the Chocolate Factory", you sure it existed? Or were you a victim of the Mandela Effect? FWIW, the character's full name is Charlie BucketAndrew T. 5 hours ago
As I expected Mandela effect is real
1:38 PM
@JarkoDubbeldam :( I've got questions :/ :P
Illuminati, lizard people, all are real, I told you before @steelersquirrel
@Tinkeringbell ask them on the site?
'swhat it's for
@JarkoDubbeldam Nah... I got questions about the episode number :P I think I might remember what @AJ is talking about. But I don't wanna spoil things ;)
@AJ @AnkitSharma You sure it wouldn't have been episode 07?
@Tinkeringbell what ?
@Tinkeringbell ?
1:42 PM
@AnkitSharma .... where the hint is..
@Tinkeringbell lets come to spolier room then

 The Spoiler Room

Beware: Discussions involving new releases and spoilers. Not f...
I've seen S2e1, so I know what he was talking about (I think)
See, I can't talk riddles and have people understand me... :/ And I don't want to spoil things for @JarkoDubbeldam
else Jarko will get too much spoilers
1:43 PM
pretty sure 08 is a person
Oh wow.... they have a place for that ;-)
like 11
Q: Does anybody know this Kung-Fu movie?

Vincent VegaDoes anybody know that Kung Fu movie? I just got like these 3 screenshots:

@MovieReel Meh.
oh boy oh boy oh boy
free flag :D
1:44 PM
@MovieReel no thanks
@JarkoDubbeldam already closed :p
:ticks another helpful flag:
Oh, I can flag things :) I always forget that :P
38th Enlightened badge.
@JarkoDubbeldam now ask and answer some more good stuff ;)
2:03 PM
@AJ nice
80 here :P
@AnkitSharma Given the number of answers you gave, it is possible. but I got more good answer badges than you. :P
@AJ really O.o
because nobody like my sourced answer ;(
A: Was this really the original lineup for the Justice League animated show?

Ankit SharmaYes the original lineup was supposed to be too different then what we got but the one shown in question is Timm's drawing of the proposed Justice League which can't even make into show's pitch video. From cbr.com Timm’s initial view of the League was to essentially just do the classic Justic...

in The Spoiler room, 30 secs ago, by A J
I am off to attend another wedding. Apparently, 3rd one. See y'all later.
@AJ have fun
Eat reasonably
And enjoy at it's fullest
2:19 PM
Q: Is Ray telling the truth about this character in Stranger Things : The Lost Sister?

A JIn the first season finale episode of Stranger Things, we saw the demogorgon attacking Dr. Brenner. So, it was presumed that he is dead. However, in S02E07 aka Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister, we see that the lab technician, Ray, who used to work at Hawkin's Lab, says that the Brenner is still al...

2:38 PM
@DForck42 good evening
@MovieReel As expected, its in HNQ @AJ @Tinkeringbell
@AnkitSharma I'm not seeing enough upvotes to believe that :P It must be pretty low on the list then ;)
@Tinkeringbell questions can hit hnq with very low upvotes
some of mine did
80 views in 40 minutes? Totally!
hotter than the sun
An upvoted answer after about 1 minute is a guaranteed HNQ usually. That gives an extreme boost. The rest is practically normal HNQ-contaguousness, since more views means more upvotes means more hotness.
It's just that first spark that's necessary, due to how an HNQ works.
2:46 PM
@NapoleonWilson positive feedback loop
Well, let's hope it gets a bit more attention ;)
I don't doubt it will.
3:00 PM
One vote away form rep cap
Blame HNQ or nog
Let’s see if ST rep will reversed or not
@AnkitSharma ST rep?
3:25 PM
@AnkitSharma I will drink more than eat. But juice of course.
3:37 PM
@DForck42 I got many random stranger things post updates today
@AJ okay, do you take hard drinks ?
@AnkitSharma ahh
4:27 PM
@AnkitSharma like beer? No.
Beer is hardly a "hard drink", though.
@AJ Like Long Island Ice Teas :D
Umm. No.
@AJ You're missing out ;)
I don't do alcohol.
@Tinkeringbell what?
4:40 PM
@AnkitSharma you go to the con?
As a con artist?
@NapoleonWilson lol, no
@AJ You're missing out on the long island ice teas :) But if you don't do alcohol, regular Ice tea is just as good :D
Q: Italian 90s movie about high school teacher

ClaudiusI saw this in the early 2000s, the movie is in Italian and looked 90s. A new (could be substitute but probably just fresh) teacher gets assigned to a poor Italian high school. The students give him a rough time, he then gives one of them a bad grade. In recess he locks the student/grade registe...

I don't really like Long Island Ice Tea, though. It's just too much of wild mixture that doesn't really fit together. And doesn't it contain cola? I love cola and many kinds of alcohol, but once you mix them it just tastes awful to me.
4:54 PM
@NapoleonWilson What do you like then? What are you recommending, instead of only bashing my favorite drink? :P
@DForck42 yes, I did shared pics here too
@NapoleonWilson comic con
Hmm, many things. Whisky (or the occasional whiskey), grappa, wines of all kinds. For mixed stuff, maybe Mojito, Caipirinha, Vesper or a Dirty Martini, Bloody Mary if you're in the mood for it.
Shashi Kapoor passed away.
Shashi Kapoor (born as Balbir Prithviraj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017) was an Indian film actor and producer. He appeared in a large number of Hindi films as well as in a few English-language films. He also been a film director and assistant director in the Hindi film industry. Shashi Kapoor was a member of the Kapoor family, a film dynasty in India's Bollywood cinema. Kapoor was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the British Raj. He was the 3rd and the youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, the widower of Jennifer Kendal (sister of...
@Pandya shit
R.I.P. Shashi Kapoor
@AnkitSharma linky?
4:58 PM
@NapoleonWilson Oh, I know how to make Mojito's :) And I drink some whiskey sometimes (the cheap kind, with cola :P) ... Wine is for hot summer days or fancy dinners ;)
@AnkitSharma I wouldn't recommend that, though. It doesn't really taste like it mixes well with alcohol either.
@Tinkeringbell my wife likes long island iced teas. my wife loves alcohol though so...
@AnkitSharma what is R.I.P?
@NapoleonWilson that was reply to the news about bollywood actor dying
@AnkitSharma I...know.
5:01 PM
@DForck42 Hahaha ;) I like them, but I can't drink more than 2 of them in one evening ;)
"Rest in peace" (Latin: Requiescat in pace (Classical Latin: [re.kʷiˈeːs.kat ɪn ˈpaːke], Ecclesiastical Latin: [re.kwiˈɛs.kat in ˈpa.tʃe])) is a phrase sometimes used in traditional Christian services and prayers, such as in the Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic denominations, sometimes to wish the soul of a decedent eternal rest and peace in Christ. It is also used on headstones, often abbreviated RIP. The term has entered widespread common parlance within Western culture as a term used to acknowledge someone's death. == Description == The phrase dormit in pace (English: "he sleeps in peace...
I can't drink LIIT either
I like (plain whiskey/rum with water) or beer
that's it
@AnkitSharma oh! ok.
2 days ago, by Ankit Sharma
more on insta link above ^^
Rep cap achieved
5:05 PM
Q: Why does the town believe Miguel?

Napoleon of PuzzlingAt the end of ‘Coco’, the town where Miguel lives has banned Ernesto de la Cruz and has glorified Héctor Rivera. I’m assuming this is because Miguel told them about it. However, Why would the town authorities believe Miguel? I mean, if I went to my town’s authorities and told them that the town...

@AnkitSharma Congratulations :-) I'm already halfway there too ;)
@AnkitSharma Like mixed with water or beer? o_O
(Not that I'd like water or beer alone at all anyway.)
@NapoleonWilson fixed with brackets to make it clear
@Tinkeringbell my wife probably shouldn't... but probably could. she's a lawyer and learned alcohol 101 at law school...
@AnkitSharma oh! ok
5:08 PM
@Pandya that you already said
@AnkitSharma neat! did you have fun?
@DForck42 yes
@AnkitSharma good!
@AnkitSharma I engaged somewhere, so forgot!
5:22 PM
@AnkitSharma :'(
@AnkitSharma obviously Nog
@AnkitSharma I got anonymous downvote. Blame that dog which peed before that voter's car. :P
@Pandya ohhh, so how is it doing with you ?
@NogShine lol
@NogShine hahahhaha
6:06 PM
Why so serious ?
Who is serious?
so silent now
so said that
You should say it this way.
Looks like you will hit 50k before winter bash
Or next ToW if HNQ continues
@AnkitSharma Are you excited for the next ToW ? cc @steelersquirrel you proposed it..
6:22 PM
@NogShine hmm It looks possible
@NogShine ohh that’s Birthday of some makeup artist ?
@AnkitSharma Yes, Rick Baker.
There are a lot of movies covered in that ToW.
'I Have Your Index' isn't a trope. It's an index, with a cute name and intro. — N. Presley 2 hours ago
What that user is trying to say is I have your Index is not a trope but you have mentioned as a trope
@NogShine I hope @NapoleonWilson don’t forget ;) else @steelersquirrel will come with forks and torches after him :p
@NogShine check my edit, that might clear it
You know Shashi Kapoor died... if you know what I mean @AnkitSharma
@AnkitSharma Yes, I did but the block quote is the same. You mentioned that 'it has two related tropes'
@NogShine didn’t got the point
@NogShine let me recheck
@AnkitSharma We made an Adam west Tow if he passed away and now Shashi Kapoor died. So, shall we make a Tow? :P cc @steelersquirrel
6:32 PM
@NogShine that's not issue for me or you can do edit if you want
As you like it.
@NogShine I appreciate that but it will not be successful enough
Yes, I agree just said to see squirrel's reaction.
Is Rings going to count for ToW?
he was actor in it not makuo artist
Q: Exactly how big is Drogon in Season 7?'

Kevin CummingsSo how big is Drogon now in Game of Thrones? Because, maybe it's just me, but sometimes he seems MUCH bigger in some shots. One example is after the surprise attack on the Tarly forces and Jamie Lannister in the Reach. Afterwards Drogon lands on the hill and Daenerys has the two Tarlys incinerate...

6:39 PM
@AnkitSharma ask @NapoleonWilson . I don't kno what he counts. Rick baker worke das Makeup artist, special effects designer, actor.
Why not all
What else I can ask from
Richard A. "Rick" Baker (born December 8, 1950) is an American special make-up effects creator, make-up artist, and special effects supervisor, mostly known for his creature effects; he was also a creature designer. Baker won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling a record seven times from a record eleven nominations, starting in 1981 when he won the inaugural award for An American Werewolf in London. == Personal life == Baker was born in Binghamton, New York, to Doris (née Hamlin) and Ralph B. Baker, a professional artist. He is married and has two daughters. == Career == As a teen...
I have seen hellboy, men in black etc many time already, no question
X-men 3 is shit
@NogShine open in my next tab already
This is for me. :P
Mighty Joe Young is nice but no question form there either
6:42 PM
All the categories sums up to 63 films.
Maybe I can check how bad Batman Forever can be
It's even in netflix
It's certainly better than Batman Returns and better than its reputation being tightly coupled to Batman & Robin suggests.
I loved Batman Returns , ofcourse not as much as 1989 Batman or nolan film but I liked it
wow Shashi Kapoor did English films too
1 hour later…
8:03 PM
Sooo.... who wants to see the first drawing I just finished on my new drawing tablet? :D :P
@Tinkeringbell sure!
Really sure? :P
(I'm not much of an artist :P )
@Tinkeringbell perfect!
@DForck42 Yeah well, at least I know it works ;) Now, I only need to figure out HOW :P
Q: Why doesn't Superman just destroy villains by throwing them into the sun?

Metro BoominNow I'am not sure this question has been asked before on stack exchange before but my question is why doesn't Superman fly his enemies into the sun? The reason I ask this question is because Superman is almost god like due to the yellow sun of Earth so if this was the case why doesn't he just fl...

8:44 PM
@Tinkeringbell lol
9:12 PM
Q: Looking for a movie where people had to plug a cord or pipe on their necks to survive

stack in my headI can't recall anything else from this movie but this scene with a man and a woman trying not get caught, they enter an abandoned house where there were something like pipes or cords attached to the wall and they had to plug this on their neck to stay alive. I believe it was some kind of an antid...

9:43 PM
Q: Is it difficult to obtain pornography in the UK?

pladams9This is in reference to series 3. Ellie's son is suspended from school because he has been caught with pornography on his phone, and he has been sharing it with other students. Understandably, characters (most notably Ellie) make a big deal. That all seems reasonable, but what I don't understand...

9:57 PM
Q: How was Andy Dufresne's right to appeal his sentence denied to him by the warden?

Jake CortesIn The Shaswshank Redemption Andy Dufresne was sentenced to two life sentences. How was his right to appeal his sentence denied to him by the warden, and could he have been able to appeal? How?

10:33 PM
Q: Looking for an old animation movie about a blonde girl

Dominika SzilasiI am looking for an old animation movie. It has been released maybe between 2000 and 2005. I have only one memory about this movie. It was about a blonde girl (maybe she was blonde, I hope my memories are good) in a blue dress, and she was fighting against robots on the top of a spaceship. They ...

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