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[2019-02-07] Recommendations

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:32 pm
by NeatNit
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.

Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:22 am
by trovatore
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?

Re: [2019-02-07] Recommendations

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:42 pm
by NeatNit
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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:34 am
by trovatore
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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:38 am
by NeatNit
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.