[2019-02-07] Recommendations

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Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

Post by NeatNit » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:38 am

trovatore wrote:Well, anyone who does say it's a hydrocarbon is just wrong. It's not a matter of being pedantic. It just isn't a hydrocarbon, simple as that.

The "random guy on the street" test gives inconclusive results. One guy said "no, because it has oxygen atoms", but dozens of the other participants gave entirely different answers: "what the hell is a hydrocarbon?", "Why are you threatening me with a knife?", "Just take my money!", and so on.

This matter may well remain a mystery.

Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

Post by trovatore » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:34 am

Well, anyone who does say it's a hydrocarbon is just wrong. It's not a matter of being pedantic. It just isn't a hydrocarbon, simple as that.

Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

Post by NeatNit » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm

trovatore wrote:OK, is no one else going to say it? Olive oil is not made of hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are exclusively carbon and hydrogen, but olive oil also has oxygen.

Or was that the joke?

A gold ring contains other metals as well, but we still call it a gold ring. If you ask a random guy on the street whether olive oil is a liquid hydrocarbon, do you think they'd start being pedantic with you about the oxygen?

Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

Post by trovatore » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:22 am

OK, is no one else going to say it? Olive oil is not made of hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are exclusively carbon and hydrogen, but olive oil also has oxygen.

Or was that the joke?

[2019-02-07] Recommendations

Post by NeatNit » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:32 pm

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/recommendations

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The weird part is when yelp recommends for you to go drink borax and you do it because they've never been wrong in the past.

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