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by sorsoup
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 36962

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

(Note: Pushing almost-boiling water to boiling takes a large burst of extra energy on top of what's required to heat it to the boiling point—this is called the enthalpy of vaporization.) I don't think this is right. As I understand it, the enthalpy of vaporization is the heat that would be required...
by sorsoup
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 36962

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

(Note: Pushing almost-boiling water to boiling takes a large burst of extra energy on top of what's required to heat it to the boiling point—this is called the enthalpy of vaporization.) I don't think this is right. As I understand it, the enthalpy of vaporization is the heat that would be required...
by sorsoup
Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammatical errors you think should be acceptable
Replies: 166
Views: 41299

Re: Grammatical errors you think should be acceptable

I think that "een aantal mensen gaan" (a number of people are going) should be allowed just because it is so commonplace nowadays, and the underlying grammar is pretty confusing for non-linguists because the genitive indicator 'van' (of) is almost always left out. I think the the idea of ...
by sorsoup
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammatical errors you think should be acceptable
Replies: 166
Views: 41299

Re: Grammatical errors you think should be acceptable

So, everyone has their own pet peeves when it comes to grammar, but what mistakes and errors do you think should be acceptable? Or, similarly, what do you think should be unacceptable despite being grammatically correct? But you're not really asking about mistakes, are you? Mistakes are the things ...
by sorsoup
Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0949: "File Transfer"
Replies: 194
Views: 76066

Re: 0949: "File Transfer"

In the vast majority of cases, web users don't even know what a browser is, never mind an OS. And they shouldn't have to. It should be as simple as sending an email with a file attachment. The average user doesn' care whether the file goes through a 3rd party server, or whether it's a direct connec...

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