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Function

It's not worth starting a thread for this: am I the only one bothered by the notation 120/80 mm Hg? Why not 120/80 mm Hg/mm Hg? Or 120 mm Hg / 80 mm Hg?
Yesterday, 02:45 PM
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    Function
    How do you pronounce mmHg in English? Millimetre mercury? In Dutch, it's "millimeter kwik" (kwik = mercury), which sounds very fluent; I'd take too long to say "millimetre mercury" and mmHg ("age-gee") just doesn't sound right.
    Today, 05:01 PM
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    StringJunky
    "Millimetres mercury" or "Millimetres of mercury. All I've actually heard from UK doctors or nurses is "One-twenty over sixty" as the usual way of expressing it to me.
    Today, 05:46 PM
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    StringJunky
    the units are ignored
    Today, 05:48 PM
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Moontanman

I've had the flu, first day I've felt human, get those flu shots guys. You don't want any of this!
Nov 30, 2016
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    StringJunky
    Yes, it's a mean virus; I had it about 20 years ago and took about 6 months to fully recover. I'm having shots every year now
    Nov 30, 2016
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Daedalus

The core decompression surgery I'm having on my left hip is just one week away...
Nov 30, 2016
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    StringJunky
    Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
    Nov 30, 2016
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    Prometheus
    Speedy recovery. Come back soon.
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
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    imatfaal
    Good Luck with the OP. Hope to see you back soon
    Today, 11:03 AM
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MonDie

What an election. Sanders robbed of the nomination by the DNC, Clinton becomes the first man robbed of the presidency by foreign powers, and Trump hands the presidency over to Pence. It's fundamentalist Christian Capitalism from here on out.
Nov 25, 2016
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    koti
    Functionella, whatever makes you happy - makes me happy.
    Nov 27, 2016
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    MonDie
    Function, quit being so a-hole-istic.
    Nov 30, 2016
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    Function
    First of all, it's Functionella. Second, if I cause dysenteria, I have no other choice.
    Yesterday, 06:34 AM
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Function

Alors, if I'm not religious and do not believe in any nonsense the Catholic Church stands for, then why do I love the gospel texts, Gregorian songs and just those texts everyone knows?
Nov 22, 2016
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Unity+

Now going on Thanksgiving break. Just got mail from my University inviting me to enter the Masters program.
Nov 19, 2016
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    imatfaal
    Would that be a joint masters/batchelors or a research masters after your first degree? Either way it is good news
    Nov 19, 2016
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    Phi for All
    Congratulations!
    Nov 28, 2016
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Randolpin

Can everybody suggest me what will I do in my teaching practicum to let my diverse students learn effectively and conducively? I'm teaching social studies by the way.
Nov 19, 2016
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    Function
    Help them map their own demographics with a questionnary?
    Nov 19, 2016
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    imatfaal
    critical thinking skills - pretty universally an improvement in one's analysis of the context, subtext, and unwritten-text of any situation will benefit the inquiring mind. that of course also means turning one's gaze upon oneself gnothi seauton and all that jazz
    Nov 19, 2016
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Daedalus

The Cosmic Watch app is really awesome!!! Check it out: http://cosmic-watch.com/
Nov 18, 2016
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Sriman Dutta

My exam starts from 21st Nov.....
Nov 18, 2016
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    Sriman Dutta
    Haha...Actually it's the Selection Exam before the main ICSE. Anyway thanks for your wishes.
    Nov 18, 2016
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    imatfaal
    Good luck - and remember to read the question. This advise is not as silly as it sounds.
    Nov 19, 2016
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    Function
    Indeed, Eric. The Great Honours I've missed due to faulty reading ... Poignant!
    Nov 19, 2016
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koti

I think there should be a seperate sub forum titled "vicious circle subjects" for the following subjects: Is there God? , Is abortion ethical? Is suicide ethical? And all politics.
Nov 18, 2016
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    Sriman Dutta
    We can discuss those topics in Ethics and Politics forums.
    Nov 18, 2016
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    Raider5678
    Or, we can just move them over to the "These discussions will NEVER end" sub forum like koti suggested.
    Nov 18, 2016
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    StringJunky
    The answers are dependent on who's talking about them; there are no objective ones.
    Nov 30, 2016
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Function

Hmm ... Might reconsider my lifestyle when it comes to (lack of) sleep and (not) having breakfast ... Had another vasovagal attack (standing) on the train this morning ... I've only had it twice so far: on my first flight ever, in September, and last year on a party. So I know it isn't something too bad, but still, very freightening at that very moment.
Nov 16, 2016
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    Raider5678
    Ohhhhhh, that's what it is! Always wondered what that was when it happens. Happens to me about once or twice a week. Just avoid the stairs and stop moving. Grab onto something, and stand straight. It'll go away sooner or later.
    Nov 17, 2016
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    Function
    2 times a week? Sure it isn't just orthostatic hypotension? If it's a genuine vasovagal attack and you suffer from it that much, you may very well want to consult your physician ...
    Nov 17, 2016
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    Raider5678
    I don't know, it might be. Pretty much the same symptoms, but its never done any harm so I think I'm fine.
    Nov 18, 2016
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Itoero

We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.
Nov 15, 2016
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Function

Just watched "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". And all of a sudden, emotional collapse. I feel terrible. Time for some sleep.
Nov 14, 2016
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    koti
    Function....We saw that movie few months ago. I think it's a decent, Monday evening, indie film nothing special though. I think your'e over reacting a little, it's not such a downer when you think about it :)
    BTW...if you haven't already, watch "We're the Millers" That one will cheer you up :)

    Nov 15, 2016
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    Function
    It surely depends from person to person ;) 2 others I know who've seen it were as affected as I was ^^ Sidenote: I'd never say someone overreacts. Someone reacts just perfectly according to their own references and needs of coping with shit (sorry Holy Overseers).
    Nov 15, 2016
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    koti
    True, true. In this case I'll give it to you.
    I just realised that I may have misused the word "overreacted" and you might have been offended by it. Then again, you overreacted a little to me saying that you overreacted so... :P
    Nov 15, 2016
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koti

The right wing carps are euforic that Christmas is coming.
Nov 14, 2016
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    StringJunky
    It's harming stock levels.
    Nov 14, 2016
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    koti
    The fish are not aware that they will be eaten, they live in sweet unknowing bliss and have no idea that at the last minute they will be cooked.
    Nov 14, 2016
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    StringJunky
    We anthropomorphise our carp and the big ones have names.
    Nov 15, 2016
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    Strange
    Note that is only an analogue (in a superfluid, not actual Higgs boson). And it suggests the possibility of a *lighter* Higgs not a "bigger brother".
    Nov 13, 2016